Cutting Room for April 18

  • Ten years ago, our world was changed forever, and Aksarben Cinema hasn’t forgotten. A decade ago, everything we knew about social interaction, relationships and linguistics was rendered irrelevant by a singular cultural moment. Yes, folks, Mean Girls turns 10 this year, and on Wednesday, April 30, Aksarben Cinema is gonna party like Regina George just got hit by that bus. From 5:30 pm until the movie starts at 7 pm, local businesses will have pop-up shops to check out, including Luv Bird, Statement, Simply Pure Salon & Spa, Body Masters, Denim Saloon, White Glove Perfection and Lark a Blow Dry Studio. Tickets are a mere 5 bucks. To those of you who haven’t given up on making “fetch” happen: Enjoy!
  • If you’re like me, not a day goes by that you don’t find yourself discussing the modern implications of the visionary French New Wave director Jacques Demy. Okay, so maybe we run in different circles, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t head to Film Streams to check out the seven-film series of his work beginning Friday, May 16. I mean, you can’t tell me that you don’t want to see movies with titles like A Slightly Pregnant Man and Donkey Skin! And to think, those were ideas Demy had decades before the internet made them into gross reality!
  • I present to you the single sentence that proves we, as a species, have run out of ideas. We have reached our apex as a people and should begin systematically deciding which animals should inherit the planet next. My vote is for the Slow Lorises. What statement should earn our collective extinction? “They’re making Mrs. Doubtfire 2.” Shut it down, humans, we had a good run.

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).

posted at 11:06 am
on Friday, April 18th, 2014

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