Octaman

A scene from “Octaman.”

Fan of bad movies and making fun of them?

On Thursday, you can catch a live show from RiffTrax, the former “Mystery Science Theater 3000” guys who mock old, bad movies.

This time, they’re taking on “Octaman,” described as a “legendary creature” that lurks in a radioactive swamp. Or better yet: “It’s a man in an octopus suit.”

The film was directed by the writer of “Creature From the Black Lagoon,” and it features costumes from Rick Baker.

See it live at 7 p.m. at Aksarben, Bluffs 17 and Twin Creek.

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Film Streams will hold screening of ‘Rafiki’

“Rafiki” is a love story between two young women in a country that banned homosexuality, and it was originally banned in Kenya.

A screening of “Rafiki,” presented by Afromaha, will take place at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

A post-show discussion on LBGTQ rights will feature Ferial Pearson of UNO, Emily Mwaja of Girls Inc. and Vicky Nakibuuka-Muli of the College of Medicine at UNMC.

Tickets and more information are available at filmstreams.org.

Look on the bright side of life at Alamo Drafthouse

Easter weekend is a darkly humorous time to screen Monty Python’s “The Life of Brian.”

If you’ve never seen it, the film follows Brian, a man born the same day as Jesus Christ who is continually mistaken for the Messiah.

Alamo Drafthouse Midtown will screen the film at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Alamo Midtown will also screen “Ocean Film Tour, Vol. 6” at 7 p.m. Friday and a marathon of “Die Hard,” “Die Hard 2” and “Die Hard: With a Vengeance” at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Alamo La Vista will screen “Fast Five” at 7 p.m. Thursday and “The Forgotten King” at 10 p.m. Saturday.

The best of 2018: Movies, music, food and more

World-Herald features writers chronicle their favorites from the past year.

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The movie year was a triumph of volume, a year with a deep roster of good or very good films.

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The list amounts to a diverse crop of series, dispersed evenly across comedy and drama — broadcast, cable and streaming. Maybe your favorite show didn’t make the cut, but maybe (hopefully) this list gives you a few ideas on what to catch up with over your holiday downtime.

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This year was fresh, full of new faces, novel collaborations and even veteran artists doing exciting things.

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Journalists at the Omaha World-Herald chose the O'Neill raid and its aftermath as the Top Story of the Year for 2018. In all, Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained 133 suspected unauthorized immigrants and arrested 17 people connected to an alleged conspiracy to exploit illegal labor.

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Kevin Coffey is the entertainment editor and critic, covering music, movies, video games, comic books and lots more. Follow him on Twitter @owhmusicguy. Phone: 402-444-1557.

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