Movieha - Omaha’s Movie Podcast!

Hidey ho, neighbors. Oof, sorry, just realized that was a "Home Improvement" references. Ah, those were the good old days, back when Pamela Anderson wasn't a human freakshow and Tim Allen was trying to be funny on purpose. This week's podcast is full of newsity news and our usual jackassery, including a look at some expensive movie props you can buy, a too-cool-for-school trailer, an unthrilling look at the thriller Safe House, another Movieha Movie Quiz, Netflix review of Lillihammer, and our Hakus. Give it a listen and then meet me on the other side for the trailers we mention!

 

On Your Radar: Damsels in Distress

I remember when movies like this were all the rage. It was a simpler time then, a time when men were men (who wore their hair overly gel-ed) and women were in love with Ethan Hawke. It was called the 90s, and it was glorious. This movie seems like a blend of Heathers and Mean Girls, so if that interests you, which it should, get excited!

 

Netflix Roulette: Happythankyoumoreplease

Ted is like NOBODY'S favorite on "How I Met Your Mother," which is too bad. I mean, at least I think it's too bad because Josh Radnor seems like a swell chap. Rumor has it he's not too shabby behind the camera with the writing and the directing. So let's find out together, shall we?

 

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Cutting Room for February 22

  • The Omaha Film Festival (omahafilmfestival.org) may not start until March 7, but the party starts much sooner! The annual “OFF’scar Party,” which is held on Feb 26 at the Mastercraft Building (1111 N 13th St, suite 130), features a cash bar, food from The Brazen Head and hopefully lots of drunken conversations with people trying to pronounced Michel Hazanavicius’ name. A mere $15 gets you in the door, but an OFF All Access Pass gets you in to this, all the films and all the rest of the parties throughout the festival, so you should probably just do that instead.
  • Obviously, I don’t need much encouragement to drink at the movies, but Film Streams (filmstreams.org) is enabling me anyway. On Saturday March 24 at 11 am, Vernie and Carter Jones, and stage director Dorothy Danner, will be discussing Opera Omaha’s upcoming production of “The Mikado” shortly before a screening of Topsy-Turvy, a movie about the creation of that comic opera. And there will be mimosas. It’s called “Mimosas and a Movie,” and $9 gets you a complimentary brunch and tickets. You have to love the mimosa, the drink that says “good-morning” with booze.
  • Gael Garcia Bernal, who is best known for being really good looking, is going to be Zorro…in space. In what sounds like a fake “Saturday Night Live” sketch, Zorro Reborn will see the iconic Spanish swordsman in a “futuristic reboot.” Although sword fighting in space has proved profitable before (right, Mr. Lucas?), this idea is on the wrong side of goofy. In other words, I am very excited to see it.

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 (movieha.libsyn.com/rss), catch him on the radio on CD 105.9 (cd1059.com) on Fridays at around 7:30 a.m. and on KVNO 90.7 (KVNO.org) at 8:30 a.m. on Fridays and follow him on Twitter (twitter.com/thereaderfilm).


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Cutting Room for February 15

  • March is home to more than leprechauns and toilets full of what once was green beer, as it’s also home to Disabilities Awareness Month. In collaboration with The Meyer Foundation for Disabilities, Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater is presenting four free screenings and panel discussions on Mondays in March. The forthcoming foursome of films will cover such subjects as autism, Down syndrome and hearing disabilities, and each screening will have a different organization participate in the discussion, based on the subject matter. For more about the individual movies and show times, hit up filmstreams.org. You may need to beware the ides of March, but you should also be aware of these movies this March.  
  • If you needed another reason to hit up the Omaha Film Festival (omahafilmfestival.org), I have one that will squeeze you to death with her thighs. Famke Janssen (Goldeneye, X-Men) will be there opening night March 7 at the Great Escape Theatre (greatescapetheatres.com) to see the screening of the movie she wrote and directed, Bringing Up Bobby. While she’s there to talk about her film, I hope she’ll still have time for my important questions like “You’re pretty.” I know that’s not actually a question, but I hope I get an answer.
  • Lionsgate, who bought Summit Entertainment a few weeks back in order to get their hands on the Twilight franchise, has shockingly announced on a conference call to announce third quarter earnings that they are more than willing to make a sixth movie if Stephanie Meyer will write another book. Join me in my quest to ban the written word. I realize that losing literature is a steep price to pay, but we’re talking about another Twilight book, so even the nuclear option is on the table. 

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 (movieha.libsyn.com/rss), catch him on the radio on CD 105.9 (cd1059.com) on Fridays at around 7:30 a.m. and on KVNO 90.7 (KVNO.org) at 8:30 a.m. on Fridays and follow him on Twitter (twitter.com/thereaderfilm).


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Frank

A band that has a lead singer with a fake head will win your heart.

GRADE
A-


The Trip to Italy

Another affable outing with two British comedians.

GRADE
B+


Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Still a fun place to visit, provided you're not a woman.

GRADE
C


The Giver

This adaptation of Lois Lowry's beloved award-winning classic will be none of those things.

GRADE
D


Boyhood

The only coming-of-age story anyone ever needs to make. 

GRADE
A+


Guardians of the Galaxy

A gleeful space opera that is as visually stunning as it is hilarious.

GRADE
A


Lucy

A girl ingests a drug that makes her God. For real.

GRADE
C+


Bro-man Holiday

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Bleak and White

Celebrated narcissist and Freddy Krueger look-a-like Frank Miller gives the women he writes a plethora of career choices....

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Take It Back

Fail gloriously, if you must fail. Go down swinging for the fences, punchdrunk and confident you’re making something truly...

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Cinéma Very Tame

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