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


Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer

Comments [12]

Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

I'd rather watch a Classic on TCM than 99% of the crap in theaters today.

Feb. 22 2013 02:26 PM
Bob from Huntington

thatgirl - I'm sure Harvey twas taking that very factor into account when the film was beeing cast. And if she wins (and she probably will) you can count on an embarrassing gush of gratitude from her to Harvey--much as Colin Firth awkwardly did in picking up his award for The King's Speech. Curious how no one has remarked on the creepy factor in the casting of a 22 year-old actress opposite an actor who's nearly 40.

Feb. 22 2013 02:25 PM

For your Oscar pool: picks for Best Animated Short Film.

Should be: Adam and Dog
Will be: Head Over Heels

Feb. 22 2013 12:01 PM
Bonn from East Village

Who is this Kristen, with her inane lowest-denominator comments? How did this bird brain get to be "an expert"? Brian, I loved your last comment about her. But she personifies people's tastes, which is after all what the Oscars are about. People didn't like "Lincoln" because it "was long" and "a history lesson." Next time, make it a fast-action cartoon, starring The Rock and Lincoln doesn't die. Blow up those Johnny Rebs! Hated "Silver Linings Playbook" - formulaic, predictable (I was writing the predictable dialogue in my head as it was slogging along) although Bradley Cooper was excellent (no usual shit-eating grin). So, it's okay for women to hit men in movies these days, but not vice versa? Is this what equality means? Robert DeNiro a caricature. And their dancing - embarrassing. Really, not everyone CAN (or should) dance.

Feb. 22 2013 11:56 AM
Dennis from NYC

So glad to read these other comments about Kristen's "critiques". This segment drove me nuts. Why is this person given a platform to discuss film? She doesn't seem to value anything that isn't "happy" or feel-good. Ugh!

Feb. 22 2013 11:55 AM
Pablo Alto from da Bronx

You caller and guests are COMPLETELY WRONG about Django Unchained.

The film should be seen in a double feature with Lincoln. Slavery was even more brutal than depicted in the film and the violence was used as a device to remind people of some of the realities hidden in American history. Think for a moment about the fact that so few movies dare to be honest about the day to day horrendous conditions that were the norm for Black people in this country.

Quentin Tarantino got people to talk about issues that are (purposefully) buried in the public discourse. I saw the movie in Brooklyn and later Nashville, TN. The difference in the audience reactions was stunning. Trust me, this is an important film, worthy of accolades and serious discussion.

Feb. 22 2013 11:48 AM
Kevin from Teaneck, NJ

Rave reviews for Rafer and pan, don't see, hear or read Kristen.

Feb. 22 2013 11:47 AM
thatgirl from manhattan

Bob - Jennifer Lawrence's rack has netted her more bandwidth for her than that above-average emo girl performance.

Feb. 22 2013 11:45 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Argo is NOT worth an Oscar. It is a work of semi-fiction and not that well acted as well. Wish I could get my $9 bucks back.

Feb. 22 2013 11:45 AM

Also Horrible: Argo

Feb. 22 2013 11:43 AM
Bob from Huntington

Silver Linings Playbook is an assembly line, formulaic, by-the-numbers piece of schlock that wouldn't be receiving serious consideration were it not for the coercive power of Harvey Weinstein.

Feb. 22 2013 11:40 AM


OK: JANGO (and I hate violence)

Nothing really worth the "Gold"

Feb. 22 2013 11:40 AM

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