Several big movies for audiences of all ages open today, and Rafer Guzman, Takeaway contributor and Newsday film critic, gives us his take on three of them.
After this weekend's release of 'Salt,' Rafer and Kristen discuss female action heroes from Jane Fonda to Angelina Jolie.
Indie darling Todd Solondz's newest film, "Life During Wartime," goes into limited release today. "Ramona and Beezus," featuring Selena Gomez (in her first starring role in a major motion picture) also opens. But the big weekend movie is the Angelina Jolie action-thriller, "Salt."
Rafer and Kristen discuss the pleasurable feeling of being outsmarted by this week's Christopher Nolan film, 'Inception.'
Today, the widely anticipated sci-fi thriller "Inception" hits movie theaters nationwide.
Directed by Christopher Nolan of “Memento” and “Dark Knight” fame, it’s been the source of buzz and speculation for months – despite the fact that most of us know only three things about the film:
Rafer and Kristen on this week's "The Kids Are All Right," and the history of other movies with gay or bisexual main characters.
Today, a new movie called "The Kids are All Right" hits theaters, and for A.O. Scott, film critic from The New York Times, it inspired him to ask: “are the kids REALLY all right?”
In a new article called “They Grow Up So Quickly, Don’t They?”, he looks at this summer’s new releases that speak to the state of childhood and adolescence and family today.
Rafer and Kristen come to one of their rare agreements on the latest entry in the Twilight saga: It's a comedy ... but it doesn't know it.
This week, moviegoers are can choose from abstinent vampires (again), a mamma's boy, and some racially questionable martial arts kids. We refer of course, to: "Twilight Eclipse," "Cyrus," and "The Last Airbender." Rafer Guzman, Takeaway contributor and Newsday critic, shares his opinions on the big releases, and lets us know what we should see and what we should avoid.
Rafer and Kristen talk about the good, bad and ugly of Tom Cruise's strange and successful career, from "Rain Man," to "Oprah," to "Knight and Day."
What will the biggest movie at the box office be this weekend? It very well may be "Knight and Day," the new romcom-action send up of the action movie genre with megastars Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.
James Mangold, director of "Knight and Day," joins the program to talk about why his new action comedy isn't that different from his Oscar-winning film "Walk the Line," and how "Girl Interrupted" (another of his Oscar winners) and "3:10 to Yuma" have more in common than one might see at first glance.
Takeaway film contributor, Rafer Guzman reviews this weekend's big movies.
The Adam Sandler powered "Grown Ups" is positioned to lead the box office. The film follows Sandler and fellow comedians (Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider) who play childhood friends who still can't quite grow up. But, says Rafer, don't expect any surprises from this one.
In "Knight and Day" Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz join up in the fast-paced, action-comedy; and although the plot is implausible, Cruise is at his best in a long time.
Last month, prior to Mother’s Day, we did a special movie segment focusing on our favorite movie moms, and the conversation was one of our liveliest. Rafer Guzman of Newsday and Emily Rems of Bust Magazine told us why they loved everyone from Mia Farrow in “Rosemary’s Baby” to Faye Dunaway in “Mommy Dearest,” and many of you wrote in with your own picks.
With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, we thought it was worth giving all the on-screen dads out there the same honor. Rafer and Emily return with their favorite dads, which range from the heartbreaking (Roberto Benigni in "Life is Beautiful") to horrific (Jack Nicholson in "The Shining")
Rafer and Kristen talk martial arts movies, including new ("The Karate Kid," 2010) and old ("The Karate Kid," 1984).
We all know Joan Rivers as a comedian, talk show host, red carpet personality, writer, and season 2 Celebrity Apprentice winner. But now, the woman famous for asking “Can We Talk?” is adding the job title “documentary subject” to her resume, as well.
Rafer and Kristen talk with comedy legend Joan Rivers and Ricki Stern, director of the just-released documentary, "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work."
Rafer and Kristen discuss live action animal movies, from this week's "Marmaduke" to older classics ("Babe," "Ol' Yeller"). No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast.
It's Friday, it's summer, and that can only mean one thing: it's movie time. Today we take a look at the latest in a long line of bromances, “Get Him To The Greek,” which hit theaters today.
Inspired by "Prince of Persia," Rafer and Kristen discuss the long history in the movies of white actors playing non-white characters.
Carrie and "the girls" are back in 'Sex and the City 2.' There's shopping, there's sex, there's Mr. Big, and there's expensive fashion in the latest chick-flick from the SATC franchise, which women have been patiently awaiting for two years. But, is this movie good or bad for the women who are watching it?