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.
Sarah's annual best-of list only includes restaurants that she reviewed in the last calendar year, so if you don’t see one of your favorites, that might be why.
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.
Today is the day we look back at the worst 2018 had to offer. The day we dive headfirst into the cinematic cesspool and take a hearty gulp of its fetid waters.
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.
A reporter's notebook is filled with many stories of heroics, tragedy and the mundane. It can also contain some truly head-scratching instances of the weird and wacky. Here is a slightly different look at the year in review.
Here are the top 10 stories on Omaha.com from the past year, as ranked by the number of unique visitors.