Cutting Room: Update

I already broke you off a piece of that Cutting Room column last week, but I am honor-bound to help families endure this season. Oh, I don’t mean the holidays, I mean Frozen 2 season. If you have children, Elsa’s gonna get you sooner or later, so I highly recommend biting the bullet (as well as […]

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I’m (Not) All Out of Thanks to Give!

Sword-less and wielding humor as the flimsiest of shields, I do combat every day. It is a never-ending ritual of ducking the invisible arrows of relentless anxiety while keeping one eye on the impending daily existential avalanche that perpetually hangs over life during this uniquely challenging time. It is an embarrassingly difficult exercise, common for […]

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In Service of Streaming

“What are you binging?” is the new “How’s it going?” Except people actually want to hear your answer, if only so they can tell you what they’re watching. I used to get asked “Seen any good movies lately?” all the time. Now it’s pretty much “What should I stream next?” and “Can you stop with […]

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Cutting Room for July 2019

Paul Giamatti, who is remembered best (by me) as the bad guy from Shoot ‘Em Up, is reteaming with Alexander Payne. Oh, not for something as pedestrian as Sideways 2: The Ways of the Side. The duo will be reunited for Feature VIII, the annual fundraising event for Film Streams. Tickets are on sale for […]

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Pain in the End

An estimated 13.5 million Americans watched the finale of Lost. I am one of the literally tens of those Americans who loved it. It’s not just that decades of Chicago sports fandom and poor relationship choices had taught me to associate loving something with disappointment; I loved it because it resolved the characters. Sure, abandoned […]

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Cutting Room for June 2019

If you have a deep yearning for German submarine thrillers, maybe don’t lead with that in your dating profile. Also, I have good news for you. Apparently, Hulu has made a sequel to Das Boot, which is, of course, German for “kinky boots.” Starring Lizzy Caplan, the claustrophobic World War II series debuts June 17 […]

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Cutting Room for May 2019

Not to overhype things, but the father of the man who will one day save the human race from extinction by robots is going to be in Omaha. That’s right, Michael Biehn will be at a screening of Aliens at the Joslyn Art Museum on May 24. Omaha film historian Bruce Crawford somehow persuaded the […]

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Music Preview: Black Panther & Local Musician Conrad Clifton

With movie screenings popping up all over the country in celebration of the Marvel film Black Panther, Omaha is hosting one of two special screenings and showcasing local artists for preview and after party functions. A major headline includes two Omaha-bred DJ’s Conrad Clifton and Kethro performing onstage at the Alamo Drafthouse in collaboration with the […]

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