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Rafer Guzman

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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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Movie Date Award Season Dispatch: Arnold!

Friday, January 18, 2013

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Welcome to the third Movie Date Award Season Dispatch - in which Rafer and Kristen do not talk about award season at all, and instead focus on the strange intersections of politics an...
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Movie Date: Politics and Hollywood

Friday, January 18, 2013

Arnold Schwarzenegger, former governor of California, is back with a new movie, "The Last Stand." But can the 65-year-old "governator" still move tickets as an action hero? Or will fans have trouble seeing him as something other than a politician and the man who messed up a marriage with Maria Shriver? The Takeaway's Movie Date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, share their thoughts on politics and Hollywood.

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Movie Date: 'Mama,' 'Broken City,' 'The Last Stand'

Friday, January 18, 2013

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In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer responds to one of Kristen's harshest critics - with a giant spoonful of sugar. Rafer and Kristen also give their thoughts on this week's big ...
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New Movie Releases: 'Mama,' 'Broken City,' 'The Last Stand'

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Takeaway's Movie Date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, weigh in on the week's new releases, which include the former governator, that guy from "Jackass," and Oscar nominee ...

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Movie Date Award Season Dispatch: Golden Globes Recap

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Welcome to the second of several Movie Date Award Season Dispatches. Each dispatch is taken from a live interview, led by WNYC's Amy Eddings, and broadcast during All Things Considere...
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Ben Affleck Wins Big, But Jodie Foster Steals the Show at Golden Globes

Monday, January 14, 2013

It was a good night for Ben Affleck, but Jodie Foster may have stolen the show. 

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Movie Date Award Season Dispatch: The Oscar Nominees!

Friday, January 11, 2013

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Welcome to the first of several Movie Date Award Season Dispatches. Each dispatch is taken from a live interview, led by WNYC's Amy Eddings, and broadcast during All Things Considered on WNYC. In this dispatch, Rafer and Kristen share their thoughts on the Oscar nominees - and whether they truly represent the best pictures of the year. 

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Movie Date: 'Gangster Squad,' Oscar Nods, Razzie Nods, and Golden Globes

Friday, January 11, 2013

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In this week's podcast, Rafer and Kristen talk about whether Gangster Squad is a horrible date, or merely a tolerable one. They also share their excitement about the Oscar nominations...
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Oscars! Globes! Razzies! Welcome to Red Carpet Season

Friday, January 11, 2013

This weekend, Queens of Comedy Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globes, just a few days after Emma Stone and 2013 Oscar host Seth McFarlane presented the Oscar nominations. Ad...

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Movie Date: 'On the Road,' 'The Impossible,' 'Promised Land'

Friday, January 04, 2013

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Rafer and Kristen answer just a few of the many letters they've received in recent weeks from Movie Date listeners, including questions about "The Hobbit," "Les Miserables," and "Djan...
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New Movie Releases: 'On the Road,' 'The Impossible,' 'Promised Land'

Friday, January 04, 2013

It's the first Friday of 2013 and one of the most highly anticipated releases is the new adaptation of the Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." Also garnering a lot of buzz (and Golden Globe...

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New Movie Releases: 'Les Miserables' and 'Django Unchained'

Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday is the day when we talk about new movie releases here on the Takeaway. Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday weighs in on "Les Miserables" and "Django Unchained."

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Movie Date: 'Les Miserables' and 'Django Unchained'

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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It's Christmas 2012, one of the most highly anticipated movie release days of the year, and Rafer and Kristen are prepared to throw down over two of the big ones: "Les Miserables" and "Django Unchained."

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Movie Date: 'Zero Dark 30,' 'The Guilt Trip,' 'This is 40,' 'Jack Reacher'

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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It's the week before Christmas, when a lot of movies hit the big screen. Of course, some of them are better than others, and Rafer and Kristen each have their favorites. On the chopping block: the new Kathryn Bigelow film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, "Zero Dark 30"; the mother-son road trip comedy starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogan "The Guilt Trip"; Judd Apatow's follow up to "Knocked Up," "This is 40"; and the movie that turns Werner Herzog into an action star "Jack Reacher."  

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Soundcheck Smackdown: Holiday Movie Music Edition

Monday, December 17, 2012

The co-hosts of The Takeaway's Movie Date podcast debate big versus small screen holiday movie music.

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Movie Date: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

Friday, December 14, 2012

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In this week's podcast, Rafer and Kristen review the highly anticipated "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Along they way, they do their best Gollum imitations, contemplate the greatness of Benny Hill's humor, and recognize the similarities between "The Hobbit" and "The Smurfs." 

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