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 […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

I’ll Name That Tune

We’ve been Buzzfed and Facebooked top 10 lists to the point where we fall asleep to “The top 10 sheep you’d never imagine counting!” The strategy grabs attention and clicks from even the most pubically vocal anti-countdown critic because hearing what someone else thinks is “the best” is always, always, always fascinating […]

Read More…

Cutting Room

I spend more time at Aksarben Cinema than I do at any family member’s home. Honestly, I may be common-law married to the theater at this point, it’s hard to know. And speaking of family and Aksarben Cinema, their Family Fun Series is back! On Monday and Wednesday mornings at the crack of dawn (that’s […]

Read More…