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    Cutting Room for September 2018

    This month's column takes you to film class (courtesy of Leo Biga and Metro Community College), celebrates Cinemateca (courtesy of Film Streams and UNO), and contemplates Chevy Chase (sorry)! more

    Sep 7, 2018

    8:30 AM

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    Suck It, Summer!

    Summer is no longer the best season for movies. Read about the ample bounty of autumn's cinematic offerings, from blockbustery goodness to a Langston Hughes adaptation that looks simply perfect. See all the trailers here too! more

    Sep 7, 2018

    7:30 AM

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    Blue Screens of Death

    A missing-person mystery that plays out entirely on computer and smartphone screens, this gimmicky nonsense is filled with implausible twists and frustrating visuals. It's also been tried before, so it doesn't even get points for innovation. more

    Aug 31, 2018

    1:03 PM

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    Women Filmmakers Have Their Say in Cinemateca Series

    The 2018 Cinemateca series celebrates the work of women directors. The series runs five consecutive Tuesdays from August 28 through September 25 at the Dundee Theater. more

    Aug 28, 2018

    2:07 PM

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    F Words That Aren’t Fraggle

    This vulgar Muppet movie follows a private eye who is caught up in a murder mystery. Nowhere near as funny as it could have been but also nowhere near as detestable as the buzz has made it sound, this is a must-see for Muppet completists only. more

    Aug 24, 2018

    1:04 PM

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    My Big Fat Greed Wedding

    While this exercise in humanizing the ultra-wealthy is long overdue in terms of its predominantly Asian cast, the by-the-books wedding rom-com is not elevated by the underlying message that Richie Riches need love too. more

    Aug 17, 2018

    2:03 PM

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    Um-ing of Age

    As impossible as it is to believe, Bo Burnham (the guy who got famous making funny YouTube songs) wrote and directed one of the year's best films about an awkward 13-year-old girl struggling with her anxieties. Yes really. more

    Aug 17, 2018

    9:07 AM

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    Jabber Jaws

    A lifeless retread of "don't go in the water" madness, this Jason Statham shark movie has none of the gore, ambition, or weirdness necessary to make it into the cult-classic B-movie it so obviously longs to be. more

    Aug 10, 2018

    1:58 PM

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    Franchise of Lies

    Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is back, doin' cray-cray stunt stuffs and savin' the world by running hard. If you somehow remember other movies in the series, you'll love this one! If you don't, it's still a great time with practical stuntwork. more

    Aug 3, 2018

    12:59 PM

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    Cutting Room for August 2018

    A local world premiere, a decade-spanning documentary and a unicorn riding lightning, all in this month's column! more

    Aug 3, 2018

    8:00 AM

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    The Best (Movie) Days of My Life

    This are the best movie-going experiences in Omaha I've ever had, but it's really just an invitation for you to think about yours. So do that! more

    Aug 3, 2018

    7:00 AM

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    All Things Being Equalized

    As everyone predicted, Denzel Washington's first sequel is a follow-up to a TV adaptation about a guy who drives for Lyft and punches bad people. As forgettable as you'd expect, but our dads are gonna love it. more

    Jul 20, 2018

    1:24 PM

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    Surreally Ambitious

    This surreal comedy is as terrifying as it is hilarious. Ostensibly about a telemarketer who rises through corporate ranks, this is actually a condemnation of countless levels of modern apathy and human cruelty. more

    Jul 15, 2018

    2:34 PM

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    Itty Bitty Witty Committee

    Much like last time, this misadventure aims for comedy-action and sort-of glances off both components. Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) try to retrieve her mom from the "quantum realm" and fight lame, useless bad guys. more

    Jul 6, 2018

    12:57 PM

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    No-Boos Booze

    Count down the top 10 movie beverages of all time! Some of what's on the list will surprise, all of it will get you hammered if you drink the whole list. more

    Jul 6, 2018

    6:30 AM

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    Cutting Room for July 2018

    A fundraiser to settle the Marvel vs DC debate once and for all? A new theater run by robots? The impending apocalypse? All covered in this installment of Cutting Room! more

    Jul 6, 2018

    5:30 AM

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    I Really Don’t Cartel Do U?

    No Emily Blunt and lots more silly racial fear-mongering combines with a spin-in-place plot and truly ugly visuals to create a boring, stupid action movie that has absolutely no reason to exist. more

    Jun 29, 2018

    1:10 PM

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    It’s a Stall World After All

    A sequel that's all set-up for a potentially insane final chapter to a weird trilogy, this installment is utter nonsense and loud noises that culminates in a silly ending that could mean great and goofy things ahead for dino-terror. more

    Jun 22, 2018

    11:58 AM

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    Boredom as Motive

    This dull heist movie takes itself far too seriously in retelling a crime committed by bored bros. more

    Jun 22, 2018

    9:25 AM

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    Knock, Knock: It’s No Surprise

    This well-produced, good-feeling documentary has very little in the way of revelations or insights. It's basically a long commercial for Mister Rogers Neighborhood, which makes it watchable but not exceptionally compelling. more

    Jun 20, 2018

    9:34 AM

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    Nic Cage Lives in a Blacklight Painting

    A hallucinatory revenge movie filled with gloriously cheesy dialogue and Nic Cage going maximum bonkers, this is a true cult classic that is destined for midnight movie screens. more

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    1980s ADHD

    Writer/director Shane Black has made an ugly, insensitive flick that's somewhere between a satire of 1980s action movies and a desperate attempt to restart a sci-fi blockbuster franchise about a killer alien. This should end the series. Oh well! more

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    Wanted Scary Fun but Found Nun

    A sloppy cash-grab that further dilutes The Conjuring brand, this messy and sloppy flick is less about jump scares and more about cliches and nonsense. With little payoff and lazy writing, only die-hard horror enthusiasts will care. more

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    Blue Screens of Death

    A missing-person mystery that plays out entirely on computer and smartphone screens, this gimmicky nonsense is filled with implausible twists and frustrating visuals. It's also been tried before, so it doesn't even get points for innovation. more

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    My Big Fat Greed Wedding

    While this exercise in humanizing the ultra-wealthy is long overdue in terms of its predominantly Asian cast, the by-the-books wedding rom-com is not elevated by the underlying message that Richie Riches need love too. more

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