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That Boy Ain’t Right

 

Awake My Soul

 

‘Tis the Summer of This Content

 

Cutting Room for April

 

Crawl for Your Oscar, Leo

 

Super Bad, Man

 

Ethics, Unchallenged

 

Stuck in a Bunker With You?

 

Movieha! Your Favorite Movie Podcast

 

Run! It’s Super-ISIS!

 

Cutting Room for January 11

  • There is little question that when The Beatles sang that “the best things in life are free,” they were referring to Aksarben Cinema’s Free Family Flicks, which are happily not saved for “the birds and bees.” In fact, they are extended to anyone who hits up Enterprise Bank, Learning HQ, Ponzu Sushi and Grill, Jones Bros Cupcakes and Together Omaha, who have partnered with “the Ak” to offer free tickets for...


Where You Been, Laden?

That members of the US Senate have spent more time discussing the fictional depiction of torture in Zero Dark Thirty than they spent discussing the actual torture the military was performing in the wake of 9/11 is yet more proof that “congress” is the opposite of “progress.” Of course, this isn’t to say that director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal aren’t challenging our ethics. They certainly are, and they...


Golden Piffle

“Never go full retard.” – Kirk Lazarus (aka Robert Downey Jr), Tropic Thunder

 

Writer/director David O. Russell used to go “full retard.” This is to say that in search of making meaningful art, he was willing to offend folks (which is why there is a cultural slur in the statement above). Russell’s latest, Silver Linings Playbook, chooses to adhere to that mantra, spoken by fictional actor Kirk Lazarus when he...


Les Swing and Les Miss

Two minutes in: You can do this, Ryan. Sure, a three-hour film version of a Broadway musical is a dry way to waterboard you, but people say Les Misérables is the best adaptation yet. Maybe this is the one that finally changes your mind.

Five minutes in: No. No, It isn’t. This is hell. This is my personal hell.

Twenty minutes in: If anyone finds this message, please get word to director Tom Hooper that there’s...


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First Monday in May

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