Dopey Horoscopy

First and foremost, it’s nice to see Henry Cavill’s poorly CGI-ed upper lip from Justice League get more work! Seriously, how does a movie that hinges entirely on a de-aging special effect—which we’ve seen done incredibly well as recently as this year’s Captain Marvel—do such a profoundly bad job at that one specific thing? Cramming […]

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Do You Want to Know How I Got These Emotional Scars?

Watching an emaciated creeper do several “kooky underpants dances” is definitely somebody’s idea of a good time. It is just not mine. Joker isn’t quite the incel love letter I feared. Instead, it is mostly a cliched bore with a final act that validates dangerous psychopathological misperceptions of reality. Because clearly what we need right […]

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Plenty of Treats

Lincoln’s Catherine Lohmeier reports that offline editing of Remember the Drumstick, a documentary about Lincoln’s fried-chicken-restaurant-turned-rock-club that brought some of the hottest bands to Nebraska in the 1980s, is nearing a first-draft rough cut. The project is coming together with Sharonda Harris Marshall serving as associate producer and editor. Lohmeier and company host a costume […]

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Women still calling the shots at the Omaha Star after 81 Years

Omaha Star – Photo Captions & Credits Native Omaha Days is a biennial, first-week-in-August nostalgia trip for current and former residents reliving the black-is-beautiful experience of their youth. Among the many touchstones of African-American life here is the newspaper serving that community, The Omaha Star. From its 1938 founding by Mildred Brown, the paper has […]

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The Woman Who Invented Movies

I took two film history courses in college that never once mentioned Alice Guy-Blache. It’s not a huge deal, I guess. Unless Guy-Blache just happens to be—oh, you know—the French filmmaker who invented narrative film, close-ups, and the very concept of film editing at the turn of the 20th century. No big deal, right?! It’s […]

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The Musical A-List

This is about as unscientific as it gets. For this year’s Top 20 list we’re submitting our teams, ur … bands, and letting you sort it out. The criteria? For me, the band has to be either: 1) actively recording music, 2) actively touring, and/or 3) actively playing gigs in the Omaha/Lincoln area. If asked […]

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Let Chris Hemsworth Rap, You Cowards!

FYI: There’s no such thing as sequelitis, your movie just sucks. Men in Black: International has all the joy and spontaneity of a sentient Excel spreadsheet. Coldly calculated to be maximally inoffensive and profitable across key commercial demographics, it is the Instagram influencer of motion pictures. Just working up the energy to explain its uselessness […]

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