Movieha - Omaha’s Movie Podcast (May 13)

Happy Friday to ya! Below you'll find Episode Three of our humble podcast. And I do mean humble. We are still young colts, learning how to use these knobby-kneed legs, and we really, truly welcome any and all suggestions as to what you want more (or less of). So give the podcast below a listen, we hope you enjoy it, and then meet me below for some more discussion!

Welcome back! Hopefully you had a good time listening to our little half-hour of goodness, but we're looking to make it a half-hour of GREATNESS! And that's where YOU come in. Hit us up on Facebook, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), hit us up on Twitter, but let us know SOMEHOW what you want to hear. Specifically, if there's a segment you want us to try out or ditch, let us know. And if you'd like to participate in our weekly game of Netflix Roulette, you can always shout out suggestions for specific movies or categories and we'd love to try them.

Box Office Haikus

Here are last week's results along with my patented formula that reveals my predictive accuracy: Box Office May 6-8
1.) Thor - $65 million (Accuracy of prediction - 97.5%)
2.) Fast 5 - $32 million (Accuracy of prediction - 90.5%)
3.) Jumping the Broom - $15 million (Accuracy of prediction - 80%)
4.) Something Borrowed - $14 million (Accuracy of prediction - 86%)
5.) Rio - $8.5 million (Accuracy of prediction - 90%)

Overall accuracy of prediction - 89%

I'll take a B+.
That's a grade to be proud of!
Perfectionists suck.

Now, on to this week's predictions!

Box Office Predictions May 13-15

1.) Thor - $30 million
Bridesmaids may beat this
Thor! Ladies are on your rear!
That didn't sound right.

2.) Bridesmaids - $25 million
These dames gots funny
and they know how to use it.
Girls can do gross too!

3.) Fast 5 - $15 million
Vin Diesel is dumb.
He said THIS may win Oscar.
You think he meant "grouch?"

4.) Priest - $14 million
Matt hated this one.
And he WANTED to see it.
That's not a good sign.

5.) Something Borrowed - $8 million
Rom coms hang in there
even when no one loves them.
That's not meta, right?

WILDCARD - Jumping the Broom - $7.5 million
Matt almost saw this
but then he proclaimed that he
"loved himself too much."

Tune back in next week to see how right or wrong I was!

Retreat Trailer

Here's the trailer for the movie we put "On Your Radar" this week. I expect our first lawsuit will be a cease-and-desist from Thandie Newton's people over the adjective "delicious."

Dead Man's Shoes

This looks pretty intense. This is next week's entry for Netflix Roulette. So...if someone could suggest a comedy for the week after that, it would really help.

That's it for this week. Thanks again for all your support! Please sign up for our RSS feed HERE, download our podcasts and rave about us in the comments section of iTunes HERE, follow us on Twitter HERE, and become a fan of us on Facebook HERE! And as always, email any comments and concerns to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). We really, honestly want them!


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Cutting Room for May 11

  • Once I asked an ex-girlfriend if she liked Fellini and she said she preferred ravioli. If she’s out there reading this, I recommend highly that she check out Amarcod, director Federico Fellini’s 1973 Academy Award-winning flick, at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater (filmstreams.org) on May 17 at 7 p.m. The film is a joint presentation with the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and will be followed by a discussion with Bemis Center artists-in-residence Letha Wilson, Leslie Shows, Isabelle Hayeur, Nicholas Ward and architect Pete Goché. The talk will be moderated by Hesse McGraw, Chief Curator for the Bemis Center. If Mr. McGraw should be so unfortunate as to include my ex-gal in this discussion, I apologize in advance for her pasta-related inquiries.

  • Quentin Tarantino’s next flick, Django Unchained, will be what he calls “a southern.” Now don’t let the shift in cardinal direction fool you; this is really just QT’s take on spaghetti westerns, which is more than enough to get my six-shooter pointed skyward. Set in the 1800s, the film will focus on Django, a freed slave who is training to be a bounty hunter and seeking revenge against wicked slave masters. Rumor has it that the offer to play Django is in the hands of none other than Will Smith. If the formerly jiggy-wit-it, non-cursing hip-hopper can set aside his PG-13-rated legacy long enough to buddy up with Tarantino, a noted blood-spilling enthusiast, I predict Smith’s first Oscar win. Remember, you read it here first. But only remember it if I’m right.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger may do a sequel to Twins. See, California: he can do worse things that what he did to your economy!

Cutting Room provides breaking local and national movie news … complete with added sarcasm. Send any relevant information to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Check out Ryan on the radio on CD 105.9 (Fridays at around 7:30 a.m.), on his blog at thereader.com/film/C19 and on Twitter (twitter.com/thereaderfilm).


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Movieha - Omaha’s Movie Podcast (May 6)

Welcome back!

If you're one of the folks who have been kind enough to give our teeny-tiny little ole podcast a chance, thanks so much. The response to the first episode was really great, and we hope to keep you coming back for more. In this week's episode, Matt has an epic giggle fit, I yell way too loud in at least 3 spots, and we battle over whether Badlanders is a terrible movie or whether Badlanders is a wonderfully terrible movie. Enough reading, give the play button a click and meet me on the other side for some of the interactive elements from this week's episode.

Box Office Haikus

As promised, here are this week's box office predictions, in haiku style!

1.) Thor - $68 million
My love of Norse gods
is eclipsed by just one thing:
Natalie Portman.

2.) Fast 5 - $39 million
How fast is too fast?
When are things too furious?
Only The Rock knows...

3.) Something Borrowed - $13 million
A disclaimer lie!
A little more than "something"
was borrowed for this.

4.) Jumping the Broom - $12 million
A clever title
but I'd rather jump the shark
all things considered.

5.) Rio - $10 million
I don't like toucans.
It started out with Fruit Loops
and got worse from there.

Another Earth Trailer

If you're ready to see why I'm right to have been so indignant with Matt Lockwood's incessant chortling over what is clearly a heartfelt and dang good looking flick, please click play below and be mortified at the indignity that my co-host's snickering represented.

Marwencol Trailer

This is our Netflix Roulette pick of the week, and I have a feeling we may have struck gold on this one. It looks really haunting and yet whimsical, the type of documentary that just gets my engine revving. What? My engine runs on quality cinema, not $4 gas.

Okay gang, that's it for this week. Thanks again for all your support! We wouldn't be soldiering on without you. Please sign up for our RSS feed HERE, download our podcasts and rave about us in the comments section of iTunes HERE, follow us on Twitter HERE, and become a fan of us on Facebook HERE! And as always, email any comments, concerns, and offers for full and gratuitous sponsorship to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). We're still holding out hope that our Rogue Brewery sponsorship is forthcoming, as a sixer of Dead Guy ale is killed each week in the filming of this podcast. See you next week!


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Lucy

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

GRADE
C+


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Those damned apes are back and anything but dirty.

GRADE
B+


We Are the Best

Set in Stockholm in 1982, this is punk rock female adolescence at its finest.

GRADE
A


Snowpiercer

Awesome, literal class warfare on a train that holds the only humans that survived the new ice age.

GRADE
A-


Obvious Child

Billed as a comedy, this is actually a sophisticated, empathetic look at a crucial issue.

GRADE
B+


The Signal

Crazy good and just plain crazy, this is indie sci-fi at its best!

GRADE
A+


Ping Pong Summer

Drowning in 1980s nostalgia, this deserves to be a cult hit.

GRADE
A-


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Ice, Ice Maybe

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Freaky Frequency

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