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Rafer Guzman

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New Movie Releases: 'The Host' and "G.I. Joe Retaliation'

Friday, March 29, 2013

This week, the Rafer Guzman of the Movie Date podcast looks at two new releases: "The Host," starring Saoirse Ronan and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

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Movie Date: 'Olympus Has Fallen,' 'Admission,' 'The Croods'

Friday, March 22, 2013

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In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer points out a certain animated character's skimpy clothing, Kristen admits to more than Rafer can handle, and both of them sing the praises of ...
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New Movie Releases: 'Admission,' 'The Croods,' 'Olympus Has Fallen'

Friday, March 22, 2013

Movie fans have some plenty to choose from this weekend, including a comedy, some animation, and a takedown of the White House by North Korean terrorists.

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Movie Date: 'The Call,' 'Burt Wonderstone,' 'Ginger and Rosa,' 'Spring Breakers'

Friday, March 15, 2013

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In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer confesses to being a magic nerd, Kristen talks about girl-on-girl action, Rafer admits to liking big beds, and Kristen uses some barnyard lang...
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New Movie Releases: 'Burt Wonderstone,' 'The Call,' 'Spring Breakers,' 'Ginger and Rosa'

Friday, March 15, 2013

Movie fans have plenty to choose from this weekend. They include "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," starring Steve Carell, and "The Call," starring Halle Berry. There are also a few i...

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Movie Date: 'Oz the Great and Powerful,' 'Dead Man Down,' 'Emperor'

Monday, March 11, 2013

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In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen review "Dead Man Down," "Emperor," and "Oz: The Great and Powerful." Along the way, they contemplate the power of Tyler Perry, the scariness of The Incredible Hulk, and the style choices of Joan Crawford. A warning: this week's trivia question refers to a certain college past time involving marijuana, "The Wizard of Oz," and Pink Floyd.  

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Movie Date: '21 and Over,' 'Jack the Giant Slayer,' 'Phantom'

Friday, March 01, 2013

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In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen are joined by Jeff Yang, who writes the Wall Street Journal's Tao Jones column. Jeff shares his thoughts on the new movie, "21 and...
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New Movie Releases: '21 and Over,' 'Jack the Giant Slayer,' 'Phantom'

Friday, March 01, 2013

This weekend, three very different movies hit the big screen: "21 and Over" is the latest offering from the writers of "The Hangover." "Jack the Giant Slayer" is a modern-retelling of...

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Movie Date Presents: Oscar...Totally Naked

Friday, February 22, 2013

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In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen's bickering isn't restricted to the online world. Instead, it's made available to radio listeners all over the country. It's their first hour-long special for the airwaves, and it's all in honor of Hollywood's biggest night. Ladies and gentleman, "Movie Date Presents: Oscar...Totally Naked." 

And yes, Rafer and Kristen are naked throughout.

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Oscar Preview with Kristen and Rafer

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Oscars are here, and everyone has an opinion. The hosts of the "Movie Date" podcast, Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, and Kristen Meinzer culture producer for The Takeaway, preview this weekend's Academy Awards. Rafer and Kristen are also hosts of the special broadcast "Oscar: Totally Naked" -- listen to it below or download it here.

The special airs at 2 and 9 today on WNYC-FM, tomorrow at 6pm on AM820, and again on Sunday at 7pm, just before the Oscars, on WNYC-FM

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Oscars Countdown!

Friday, February 22, 2013

We’re just two days away from the Oscars, and we’re pleased to announce that our very own Movie Date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, are hosting their first hour-long special ...

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Movie Date Presents: Oscar...Totally Naked

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Oscar...Totally Naked" is an Oscar special hosted by Kristen Meinzer of The Takeaway and Rafer Guzman of Newsday. Listen to this hour-long spectacular, which pulls back the velvet cu...

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Movie Date: 'Safe Haven,' 'Beautiful Creatures,' 'A Good Day to Die Hard'

Friday, February 15, 2013

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In this week's Movie Date podcast, Kristen and Rafer debate whether today is, in fact, a good day to die hard, or merely a fine one. They also discuss the merits of cuddling, creamy w...
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New Movie Releases: 'Beautiful Creatures,' 'Safe Haven,' 'Die Hard 5'

Friday, February 15, 2013

We’re only a week away from the Oscars, but it doesn’t feel like award season on the big screen. This week, three movies open, none of which are likely to win any awards: "Beautiful C...

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Movie Date: 'Identity Thief,' 'Side Effects,' 'Top Gun 3D'

Friday, February 08, 2013

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In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen compare notes on their favorite pharmaceutical drug names. They also ask some big questions, including: Does volleyball really nee...
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New Movie Releases: 'Side Effects,' 'Identity Thief,' and 'Top Gun 3D'

Friday, February 08, 2013

Every Friday, The Takeaway’s Movie Date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, weigh in on the weekend's film releases. This week, there are three: the crime drama “Side Effects,” th...

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Movie Date: 'Stand Up Guys,' 'Warm Bodies,' 'Bullet to the Head'

Friday, February 01, 2013

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In this week's podcast, Rafer and Kristen play a game of would you rather involving racist hitmen versus zombie kidnappers. Will Rafer choose to be kidnapped? Will Kristen decide on r...
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New Movie Releases: 'Warm Bodies,' 'Bullet to the Head'

Friday, February 01, 2013

Friday is movie day on the Takeaway, when we talk about the weekend’s big releases. This week, there are three: the teen zombie romance, "Warm Bodies"; the Sylvester Stallone buddy sh...

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Movie Date: 'Parker,' 'Hansel and Gretel,' 'Movie 43'

Friday, January 25, 2013

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In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen review "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," and in the process, are forced to explore one of Rafer's least favorite movie themes in...
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Movie Date: Truth or Fiction

Friday, January 25, 2013

It’s been said that truth is stranger than fiction. But when is fiction actually truth? Several Oscar-nominated films this season are inspired by true events.

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