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    Movieha: Episode 255

    Matt and Ryan talk about their Christmas presents, Molly's Game, and Aaron Sorkin's problems with ladies. more

    Jan 5, 2018

    2:40 PM

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    Overtime

    The real-life story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) is given the Aaron Sorkin treatment, which means loads of walking and talking, frustrating treatment of women and copious digressions. It's a draw at best. more

    Jan 5, 2018

    2:37 PM

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    Making a Mountain Out of a Churchill

    Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill, the jerk who stood up to Nazis in World War II. The performance, which is sure to get an Oscar nomination, is all you'll really remember, unless you are a sucker for cigar smoke and wrinkled British people. more

    Dec 29, 2017

    2:41 PM

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    Starkist Lovers

    This weird Beauty and the Beast take is filled with explicitly icky content, both intentionally and unintentionally. The love between a mute cleaning woman and a fish-dude is less "Gothic fairy tale" and more "gross." more

    Dec 22, 2017

    5:36 PM

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    Big Concept, Small Rewards

    A stale sci-fi comedy that ignores the sci-fi and explores some troubling storylines is a major disappointment from Omaha's own Alexander Payne. more

    Dec 21, 2017

    12:10 PM

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    Luke, Who’s Talking Now

    Immediately following the last episode, this new installment redefines the Force, reframes the central themes of the series, introduces the best new character, and gives us Porgs. In what galaxy is this not entertaining? more

    Dec 15, 2017

    1:07 PM

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    We’ve Always Been This Dirty

    This adaptation of a novel starts slow, describing two families in Tennessee in the late 1930s/40s. But when it gets to the explicit horror of America's racist past, it shows how important it is to understanding America's present. more

    Dec 13, 2017

    11:43 AM

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    Mainlining Pure, Black Tar Franco

    James Franco stars in a fictionalized retelling of the creation of the "worst movie ever." A hilarious, but respectful, homage to artists who make bad art from genuine love, this is among the year's best. more

    Dec 8, 2017

    10:39 AM

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    Dec 3, 2017

    12:00 AM

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    The Only Living Boy in Boo York

    A young boy gets trapped in the Land of the Dead and has to get his ancestor's blessing to return to life in this resplendently vibrant, blissfully unique Pixar gem packed with endearing melodies and a message about ancestral respect. more

    Dec 1, 2017

    1:31 PM

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    Movieha: Episode 254

    Matt and Ryan discuss approaching the end of a crazy year, ponder Pixar, and beg for money. more

    Dec 1, 2017

    11:55 AM

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    Forgiveness Is Bullshit

    Mildred (Frances McDormand) rents billboards chastising Chief Willoughby (Woody Harrelson) after he has failed to find her daughter's killer. The rest is best left discovered in what is easily one of the year's best, densest films. more

    Nov 27, 2017

    8:41 PM

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    Movieha: Episode 253

    Matt and Ryan talk about stuff to watch on streaming services, make fun of Superman's face, and explain why DC movies are the dumbest of butts. more

    Nov 17, 2017

    12:20 PM

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    Stupid Friends

    Batman (Ben Affleck) sees a flying, alien, bug-looking dude in Gotham, so he gets Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) to help convince the Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Aquaman to resurrect Superman (Henry Cavill). It's worse than it sounds. more

    Nov 17, 2017

    10:15 AM

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    Movieha: Episode 252

    Matt and Ryan talk about complicated mustaches and simplistic movies before celebrating the purge of sexual assailants in entertainment. BONUS SEGMENT: THE BOYS GOT A VOICEMAIL! more

    Nov 11, 2017

    11:42 AM

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    Slow-Mo Poirot

    This new adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic is surprisingly unsurprising. Director Kenneth Branagh is a great Hercule Poirot, but overall, it is a competent tale competently told by exceptional performers given exceptionally little to do. more

    Nov 10, 2017

    9:54 AM

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    Fly Away

    The cliched coming-of-age flick is twisted with a mean-spirited protagonist, who sucks. Writer/director Greta Gerwig's film leaves little impact beyond a lead character who deserves comeuppance and not redemption. more

    Nov 10, 2017

    8:52 AM

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    Fun and Laughter With Sadism

    Director Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest sees Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman in a twisted state of affairs. Whether or not you find this "funny," you'll undoubtedly find it original and fascinating. more

    Nov 3, 2017

    11:37 AM

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    Movieha: Episode 251

    Matt and Ryan talk of the fantasy sci-fi shenanigans in Thor: Ragnarok more

    Nov 3, 2017

    11:08 AM

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    Movieha: Episode 250

    Matt and Ryan attempt to change the podcast format. Again. more

    Nov 3, 2017

    11:03 AM

Report Card

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    When Lapdogs Were Watchdogs

    A muted, but important, retelling of the decision to publish the Pentagon Papers despite threats from Nixon, this features not-so-great performances but a truly important message. Perhaps this isn't meant for angry liberals but their parents? more

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    Overtime

    The real-life story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) is given the Aaron Sorkin treatment, which means loads of walking and talking, frustrating treatment of women and copious digressions. It's a draw at best. more

  • Darkest Hour Grade.jpg

    Making a Mountain Out of a Churchill

    Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill, the jerk who stood up to Nazis in World War II. The performance, which is sure to get an Oscar nomination, is all you'll really remember, unless you are a sucker for cigar smoke and wrinkled British people. more

  • screen-shot-2017-09-14-at-9-49-54-am1.jpg

    Starkist Lovers

    This weird Beauty and the Beast take is filled with explicitly icky content, both intentionally and unintentionally. The love between a mute cleaning woman and a fish-dude is less "Gothic fairy tale" and more "gross." more

  • downsizing-matt-damon-4.jpg

    Big Concept, Small Rewards

    A stale sci-fi comedy that ignores the sci-fi and explores some troubling storylines is a major disappointment from Omaha's own Alexander Payne. more

  • star-wars-the-last-jedi-trailer-1507601854.jpg

    Luke, Who’s Talking Now

    Immediately following the last episode, this new installment redefines the Force, reframes the central themes of the series, introduces the best new character, and gives us Porgs. In what galaxy is this not entertaining? more

  • screen-shot-2017-07-17-at-4-30-37-pm.jpg

    Mainlining Pure, Black Tar Franco

    James Franco stars in a fictionalized retelling of the creation of the "worst movie ever." A hilarious, but respectful, homage to artists who make bad art from genuine love, this is among the year's best. more

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