2017 Summer Junkfood Cinema Marathon @ Alamo Drafthouse Omaha, Omaha [from 12 to 13 August]

2017 Summer Junkfood Cinema Marathon

12 - 13
16:00 - 12:00

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Alamo Drafthouse Omaha
12750 Westport Pkwy, Omaha, Nebraska 68138
Due to an unforeseen issue with SPEED and its distributor, we have replaced it with TRUE LIES!

Are you ready for the juiciest, greasiest, tastiest and most action packed marathon of the summer? On August 12th, in partnership with our friends from the Junkfood Cinema podcast (Brian Salisbury and C. Robert Cargill) and the Little Mountain Print Shoppe we present to you a three film movie marathon in 35mm that represents the best of the best in junk food worthy summer action filmmaking! Included in the marathon are the films SPEED, DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE and TANGO & CASH, an exclusive «2017 Marathon» t-shirt (available to order until July 21) and a special junk food drop menu available only at this screening! As a HUGE bonus, the Junkfood Cinema podcast will be in attendance to host this special event as well as recording a live audience podcast after the show!

The Junk Food Menu:

Mini Chili Cheese Dogs w/ Potato Chips ($9)

Glazed Donut Cheeseburger w/ American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and fries ($14)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich ($6)

About Junkfood Cinema:

Junkfood Cinema is a shame-free celebration of the best of obscure and cult cinema. Each week, critic Brian Salisbury and author/screenwriter C. Robert Cargill serve up a deep-fried education on the tastiest, the cheesiest, but always the most satisfying cinematic treats. So good, it just has to be bad for you.

About SPEED:

Pop quiz, hotshot. There's a bomb on a bus. Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50, it blows up. What do you do? What do YOU do?

Full of manic exhilaration, Roger Ebert described SPEED as a “bruised forearm movie, because you're always grabbing the arm of the person sitting next to you.” In lesser hands, this film could have been just another Die Hard on a ____, but in Jan De Bont’s capable hands (director of Twister and DP of Die Hard), this film becomes a nonstop thrill ride that blazes through its two-hour runtime in the blink of an eye. You can’t explain what makes SPEED good—it just is. It never has any pretense to be anything but what it is and never lets up off the action-thriller gas. Keanu Reeves always finds a way to anchor a movie despite a limited amount of talent, and a young Sandy B. is always a firecracker of charm and fun. Pepper in a maniacal Dennis Hopper and a sad sack Jeff Bridges, and you got yourself a picture for the ages.

The plot is simple with the thrills nonstop. REAL cars and REAL people will sweat, bleed and explode this May, as Tough Guy Cinema brings SPEED back to the big screen in glorious 35mm. So, now that you know: what are you gonna do hotshot? (Greg MacLennan)


The third in the DIE HARD franchise finds John McClane in bad shape. A sloppy drunk on suspension from the NYPD, he is reluctantly roused back into hero form when bad guys start planting bombs all over the city. It turns out head bad guy has a grudge because...he is Hans Gruber's brother! Add Samuel L. Jackson to the mix and you have one solid action movie as the two traverse NYC as a sort of anti-buddy duo. As Zeus says, «You mean to tell me I'm in this sh*t 'cause some white cop threw some white asshole's brother off a roof?»


Superstar action antics and goofy one-liners abound in TANGO & CASH, like a giant semi truck of fun stopping just short of plowing you down with insanity. Slick, money loving cop Tango (Sylvester Stallone) prefers working alone, as does rough and tumble cop Cash (Kurt Russell). But when the two are set up for murder by their shared foe Yves Perret (Jack Palance), they have no choice but to work together (AND shower together!) to clear their names and save the day. With all the pleasures of prison break and buddy cop movies, plus Russell in drag, it is hard to imagine the more serious version that Stallone and director Andrei Konchalovsky had pushed for.
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