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Rafer Guzman

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New Movie Releases: 'Trouble with the Curve,' 'End of Watch,' 'House at the End of the Street'

Friday, September 21, 2012

Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer discuss "Trouble With The Curve," a film that revives the debate presented in last year’s hit “Moneyball,” with a professional baseball scout. Which method — scouts or stats — is truly superior?

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Movie Date: 'The Innocence of Muslims,' 'The Master'

Friday, September 14, 2012

From "The Innocence of Muslims" to "The Master," it's a big week for religion and movies, with one inciting violence overseas and another inciting audiences to ask if L. Ron Hubbard and a character named Lancaster Dodd are the same man. Rafer and Kristen discuss both films, and along the way, ask a lot of questions, express a lot of confusion, and share their favorite Scientology memories. 

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The Rumors and Conspiracy Theories Surrounding "The Master"

Friday, September 14, 2012

It may only be in a small smattering of theatres in New York and L.A. at this point, but “The Master” is already one of the most talked-about movies of the year. Directed and written by P.T. Anderson, the film centers on a character who looks an awful lot like Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

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Movie Date: Kristen and Rafer's Fall Movie Preview

Friday, September 07, 2012

It's been a mediocre movie summer, but Rafer and Kristen are trying to look on the bright side. Fall is officially here, and with it, some pretty leaves and promising entertainment. From the story of a big-hearted butter sculptor in Iowa to the real mission of a fake movie crew during the Iran hostage crisis to an a capella chick flick smackdown, there's something for everyone.   

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Movies Slump in Summer, but Fall Offers New Hope

Friday, September 07, 2012

The end of the summer music season came this week, and that may be for the best. Based on the number of movie tickets sold, this was the worst summer in 20 years. What’s behind the slumping numbers? And what should you be seeing now that we enter fall?

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Movie Date: 'Oogieloves,' 'The Possession,' and 'Lawless'

Friday, August 31, 2012

Sometimes Rafer and Kristen hate movies. Sometimes they love movies. And sometimes they love movies in a way that other people hate them. This is one of those weeks. On the roster: 'Oogieloves,' 'The Possession,' and 'Lawless.'

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New Movie Releases: "Lawless," "The Possession," and "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure"

Friday, August 31, 2012

It’s Friday when we talk about movies, and we’ve got three big openings this week, with a little bit of something for everyone. Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy team up as bootlegging brothers in "Lawless," plus the thriller "The Possession" and "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure."

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Movie Date: Summer 2012 Documentary Roundup

Thursday, August 23, 2012

By popular demand, Rafer and Kristen talk about their favorite documentaries of the summer. From a look at someone who's stolen 500 identities to a pair of elderly identical twin prostitutes getting by to a couple that's managed to live way beyond their means, the films are stranger than fiction in some cases...and hit awfully close to home in others. 

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Movie Date: 'Expendables 2,' 'Paranorman,' 'Sparkle'

Friday, August 17, 2012

This week, Rafer finds a certain movie too stupid to enjoy, and Kristen considers the same movie not quite stupid enough. Also, is the world ready for a children's horror movie? And the Movie Date team gives their verdict on Whitney Houston's final swan song: "Sparkle." 

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New Movie Releases: 'The Expendables 2,' 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green,' 'ParaNorman,' and 'Sparkle'

Friday, August 17, 2012

It's a big week of openings, so Kristen Meinzer and Rafer Guzman get down to business to discuss "The Expendables 2," "ParaNorman," "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," and "Sparkle."

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Movie Date: 'Bourne Legacy,' 'Hope Springs,' 'The Campaign'

Friday, August 10, 2012

In this week's Movie Date, Rafer explains why "The Bourne Legacy" has no right to use the words "Bourne" or "Legacy" in its title. Kristen does a truly horrendous imitation of Alfred Hitchcock. And Rafer and Kristen try their best to dance around the "things" that Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones do together (and by themselves) in the new romantic comedy "Hope Springs." 

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New Movie Releases: 'The Bourne Legacy,' 'Hope Springs,' 'The Campaign'

Friday, August 10, 2012

It’s Friday, when we talk about movies on the Takeaway, and we have three big ones this week: one with box-office pedigree, one that stars Hollywood’s most Oscar-nominated actress, and one that stars Zack Galifianakis.

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Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' Named the Greatest Movie of All Time

Friday, August 03, 2012

Every ten years, the British Film Institute’s Sight and Sound magazine polls nearly one thousand international film critics to find out what they consider the greatest movie of all time. For the past 50 years, the answer has always been the same: "Citizen Kane.” But this week, that changed.

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Movie Date: 'Total Recall,' 'Diary of a Whimpy Kid: Dog Days,' and 'Vertigo' vs. 'Citizen Kane'

Friday, August 03, 2012

Is "Vertigo" the greatest movie ever made? Is it better than "Citizen Kane"? Can you recall what's great about "Total Recall"? And why are Rafer and Kristen arguing about "Diary of a Whimpy Kid"?

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Movie Date: 'The Watch'

Friday, July 27, 2012

This week: Kristen cheats on Robert Pattinson at the Summer Games while the neighborhood watches. No, that can't be right. Rafer is an expert on Olympic events. No, that's certainly not right, either.

We're all so upset over Kristen Stewart's diss of R-Patts, we don't know what's what. All of that will get ...

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Movie Date: When Reality and Film Intersect

Friday, July 27, 2012

In the week since last Friday’s tragic shooting in Colorado, we’ve seen politicians, gun control advocates, and ordinary citizens react. But the film industry has reacted as well.

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Movie Date: 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Friday, July 20, 2012

From plot points to conspiracy theories to the tragic shooting in Colorado, Rafer and Kristen look at "The Dark Knight Rises," and the drama that's surrounded the film.

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Movie Date: Speed Date!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Rafer and Kristen switch gears for this week's podcast and review 15 movies in (about) 15 minutes.

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Movie Date: 'Savages,' 'Katy Perry,' and 'Spiderman'

Friday, July 06, 2012

In this special Independence Day-week edition, Kristen and Rafer show their patriotism by reviewing three movies, Oliver Stone's "Savages," "Katy Perry: Part of me," and "The Amazing Spiderman."

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New Movie Releases: 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' 'Katy Perry: Part of Me,' and 'Savages'

Friday, July 06, 2012

In "The Amazing Spider-Man," Peter Parker searches for clues to why his parents disappeared when he was so young, and runs afoul of his father's former partner, Dr. Curt Connors. "Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D" takes a look at the pop star's life on and off stage, including her religious family's opinions of her career. And "Savages," Oliver Stone's latest, follows two California marijuana farmers as they face off against a Mexican drug cartel.

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