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This is more of a biography of Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) than a movie about the space race. That would be fine, if Neil Armstrong weren't legendarily boring and stoic. The end result is an attempt that misses the mark as both intimate and epic. more

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A movie about a Spider-Man villain without Spider-Man in it, this movie was never going to make sense. And yet, between a crazy performance by Tom Hardy and silly-but-fun shenanigans in the last hour, it is a surprisingly fun total disaster. more

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Comic book movies are now the most popular creative genre in the world. As such, they have a responsibility (and added scrutiny) in how they influence and reflect political concerns. more

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A chance to see Back to the Future AND the Princess Bride on the big screen, a rapid flow of Film Streams news, a crazy Stuhlbargain, a raging Cather kegger, a prairie festival, and a host of horror are all covered in this month's column! more

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A brilliant and original series that explores the quest for mental health as a literal adventure in the brain, this is one of the best American shows in many years. Jonah Hill and Emma Stone deliver the drama and comedy goods in this perfect program. more

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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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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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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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