Micah Mertes, Omaha World-Herald

Micah Mertes

Omaha World-Herald

Omaha, NE, United States

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Past articles by Micah:

Cheetah briefly escapes enclosure at Omaha zoo

A cheetah at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium briefly escaped from its primary enclosure Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

Inside the fear of the number 13 and Friday the 13th

This article was originally published on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. → Read More

Spring Movie Preview: Starring evil cats, heroic dogs and the biggest lizard in the world

The winter of our discontent is almost over. Here comes the content of our spring … a movie preview, spotlighting several notable picks. → Read More

Recap: Oscars save plot twist for end as Olivia Colman, ‘Green Book’ score surprise wins

For an Oscars billed as one of the most unpredictable in years, Sunday night’s ceremony went mostly as expected. Until it didn’t. → Read More

The Oscars: Who will win, who might win and who should win on Sunday night

At a time when the Oscars could use a ratings boost, the messiness and unpredictability of this awards season might make this one of the more entertaining shows in years. → Read More

The 100 best movies to watch on Netflix right now

Because it's still winter outside. → Read More

Review: 'Vice,' the Christian Bale Dick Cheney movie, is really bad

For all its fast-talkin', twitchy-eyed energy, “Vice” doesn’t reveal much about Cheney himself. It’s not funny. It’s never insightful. → Read More

The 10 dumbest things the Golden Globes just did

As usual, the Globes are drunk and should go home. → Read More

As 'Creed II' hits theaters, a ranking of the 10 best boxing movies of all time

Or "Rocky" vs. "Creed" vs. "Raging Bull" vs. "Million Dollar Baby." → Read More

The 21 best heist movies ever pulled off

Making this list of the 21 best heist movies was a difficult task to crack. There are just so many good ones. → Read More

Why 'Hocus Pocus' became the ultimate Halloween movie

It was an utter flop, critically and commercially. It competed against “Jurassic Park” and failed, and it came and it went and — at least at first — it didn’t → Read More

We called every Michael Myers (or Meyers) in Nebraska, and lived to tell the tale

Nebraska native Michael Meyers was born on Oct. 31, 1964, and for the better part of his life, this fact has been following him around like a relentless masked killer. → Read More

The 40 best horror movies of the last 40 years (and where to stream them)

The history of the horror movie between “Halloween” (1978) and “Halloween” (2018), told through the best (or most influential) films the genre had to offer in each of the intervening → Read More

We predicted the Oscar winners five months in advance — also serving as a fall movie preview

To predict the Oscar nominations and winners this far in advance would be an absurd exercise, a foolish act of hubris. It would be, in a word, stupid. And yet → Read More

New movies and TV streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and HBO Now

“American Vandal” (Netflix): Season 2 to Netflix’s shockingly great true crime mockumentary. The first season investigated who spray-painted phallic images on the cars of the high school faculty. Season 2 → Read More

Ten '80s movies due for a reboot (and how to reboot them)

Everyone knows that we’re doomed to keep reviving and rebooting TV and movie series forever, the balm of nostalgia one of the few sure things in our lives for the → Read More

Fall TV preview: 15 shows you've got to watch (if you can find the time)

I’ve highlighted 15 shows that happen to be airing/streaming this fall and why each of them might be your thing. → Read More

New movies and TV streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and HBO Now

Featuring "Black Panther," "Ozark" and "Jack Ryan." → Read More

New movies and TV streaming on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now and Amazon Prime

Including "GLOW," "Sharp Objects," "The General" and "Justice League." → Read More

New movies and TV streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and HBO Now

Starring "Avatar," "Rocky," "You've Got Mail" and the films of Bond, James Bond. → Read More