Cutting Room for October 17

On Friday Nov. 7, birds will do more than poop on your freshly washed car. Film Historian Bruce Crawford will hold his staggering 35th tribute to classic movies with a screening of The Birds, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic feathered frightener. Crawford hit a home run by getting star Tippi Hedren to join him at the event to be held at 7 pm at the Joslyn Art Museum. Tickets are $23, are available at all Hy-Vee stores and benefit the Nebraska Kidney Association. It’s a great chance to donate to a good cause and see the only movie that made me hate birds more than the St. Louis Cardinals do.

You know who is awesome? You. (Always butter your audience up.) But also, nurses are awesome and largely underappreciated. Well not by Film Streams. They are collaborating with The Center for Health Partnerships at Nebraska Methodist College to bring a special screening of The American Nurse to the Ruth Sokolof Theater on Tuesday, Nov 18 at 7 pm. Following the screening, a panel discussion will be asked about the changing scope of practice for nurses, changes from the Affordable Care Act and “Does this look like a rash to you?”

Marvel Studios has crafted an image so sterling, they can roll out a movie with a guy from “Parks and Rec,” a tree and a talking raccoon and have it be top the annual box office. DC/Warner Bros, on the other hand, cannot physically get out of their own way, even when they get it right. This week, they announced a rather exciting and cool slate of movies. Except, it was total overkill (10 movies), premature (it goes through 2020) and they released it with no fanfare on a Wednesday during an investor meeting. Get excited people! But how do you simultaneously announce the highest profile female solo superhero movie ever (Wonder Woman) and dump it in a press release? The New York Comic Convention was like five minutes ago! So instead of sensational hype that could have been spread out over months, we got an info dump to sift through. DC: “We’re even bad when we’re good.”

Cutting Room provides breaking local and national movie news … complete with added sarcasm. Send any relevant information to film@thereader.com. Check out Ryan on Movieha!, a weekly half-hour movie podcast, catch him on the radio on CD 105.9 on Fridays at around 7:30 a.m. and on KVNO 90.7 at 8:30 a.m. on Fridays and follow him on Twitter.

posted at 03:20 pm
on Friday, October 17th, 2014

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