Cutting Room for March 14

  • When Film Streams sent me an email with the subject The Muslims Are Coming, I figured they accidentally forwarded a chain email my grandmother got from Fox News. Instead, it let me know that on Thursday, April 10 at 7 pm, Film Streams and The Middle East Cultural and Educational Services of Omaha will present a special screening of The Muslims Are Coming, a documentary following comedians touring Middle America to fight Islamophobia. These comedians are Muslim-Americans, which is not an oxymoron, Grandma! Hopefully, the post-show discussion with Dean Obeidallah, one of the stars and co-director of the film, will help quash a completely ignorant hatred that disgustingly has been allowed to exist right out in the open.
  • The feud between Marvel and DC in the comic pages has become something of a 1980s-era cold war, but the on-screen battle has gone nuclear. Marvel just announced that Captain America 3 will be released the same day as Batman vs Superman. It’s a game of release-date chicken, and whoever moves will be labeled a pansy and will have to stand in the corner in shame during the superhero holiday party. Rumor has it, Batman vs Superman was already thinking of moving and Marvel is calling their bluff. If that’s true, it’s a pretty baller power play. You go, Captain America.
  • They are remaking Something Wicked This Way Comes, which I am totally okay with. The original in 1983 was solid but never really caught on, and any story that involves a dark carnival should be uber popular (especially with the Hot Topic crowd). Plus, the original story was written by close personal friend, the brilliant and talented Ray Bradbury. By “close personal friend,” I mean I met him once at a book store. But we shared a moment. 

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posted at 06:50 pm
on Friday, March 14th, 2014

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