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Movie Date: '42' and 'The Place Beyond the Pines'

Friday, April 12, 2013

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen debate whether the new movie "42" is the story of Jackie Robinson, the story of the integration of baseball, or another story all together. They also discuss the new film, "The Place Beyond the Pines," which stars Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, and Bradley Cooper as a bunch of sad people living extremely sad lives. Guess which one made Kristen cry? And guess which one helped Rafer teach his son an important lesson?

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Movie Date: 'Evil Dead,' 'Jurassic Park 3D,' 'No Place on Earth'

Friday, April 05, 2013

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen look at three very different stories of survival, one of which is a reboot ("Jurassic Park 3D"), one of which is a remake ("Evil Dead"), and one of which is a serious documentary ("No Place on Earth").

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New Movie Releases: 'Evil Dead,' 'Jurassic Park 3D' and 'No Place on Earth'

Friday, April 05, 2013

The Takeaway's Movie Date team, Kristen Meinzer, Takeaway culture producer, and Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, review this week's major releases and discuss the legacy of film critic Roger Ebert.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' and 'The Host'

Sunday, March 31, 2013

This week's Movie Date podcast explores the complexities of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," the cultural implications of "The Host," the role of geometry in romantic entanglements, and the race of ninjas in ancient Japan. Along the way, Rafer and Kristen ask: What the hell is going on at this moment on screen? Is that a good guy or bad guy? And can I make out during this film?

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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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The Takeaway

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

Friday, March 22, 2013

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 Olivia Newton-John. It's all in honor of this weekend's big releases: "Admission," "The Croods," and "Olympus Has Fallen."

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The Takeaway

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

Friday, March 15, 2013

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 language. It's all in honor of "The Call," "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," "Ginger and Rosa," and "Spring Breakers.

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The Takeaway

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

Monday, March 11, 2013

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

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 Over" - from its depiction of race, to whether it's just a cheap mash-up of "Weekend at Bernie's" and "The Hangover." Along the way, Rafer admits he doesn't remember his twenty first birthday, Kristen falls asleep, and Jeff clarifies that he's not really Jackie Chan (even though he wrote a book called, "I Am Jackie Chan"). Other films discussed in this podcast include the Cold War thriller, "Phantom" and the fairy tale reboot "Jack the Giant Slayer."

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Movie Date Presents: Oscar...Totally Naked

Friday, February 22, 2013

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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Features

Movie Date: Bad Oscars

Friday, February 15, 2013

We’re only a week away from Oscar weekend, and while the awards show is undeniably the biggest in Hollywood, it’s also considered the corniest, most overblown event – even by the biggest movie fans. How bad is it?

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The Takeaway

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

Friday, February 15, 2013

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 white stationary, witchcraft, and weird sexual hang-ups. It's all in honor of this week's releases: "Safe Haven," "Beautiful Creatures," and "A Good Day to Die Hard." Warning: if you don't know what plushies are now, you might after this podcast. Also, if you haven't already, check out this very special Valentine to Rafer, on Babes of NPR.

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

Friday, February 08, 2013

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 need to be seen in 3D? Should Steven Soderbergh retire? And if the only good part of a date is the kissing at the end...is it really a good date? It's all in honor of this week's big releases: "Top Gun 3D," "Side Effects," and "Identity Thief."

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WNYC News

Movie Date: Trailers

Friday, February 08, 2013

February is one of the thinnest months in the movie release schedule, but it’s also a golden time for movie trailers, as the studios try to drum up interest for the big budget movies to come in the summer.

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WNYC News

Movie Date Listener Survey

Friday, February 08, 2013

WNYC would like to hear your feedback on Movie Date. Take our short survey.

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WNYC News

Help Movie Date Make a Movie Trailer

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Movie Date is making a film trailer, with your help! We’ll combine everyone’s lines into one sound-rich, fabulous, studio-quality audio trailer that we'll make available online - and maybe even play on air.

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The Takeaway

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

Friday, February 01, 2013

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 racism? Find out, and along the way, get their thoughts on "Stand Up Guys," "Warm Bodies," and "Bullet to the Head."

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

Friday, January 25, 2013

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 recent years: the sibling romance. Other movies discussed this week are "Parker," starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez; and "Movie 43," starring Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Emma Stone, Kate Bosworth, Uma Thurman, and everyone else in Hollywood. Warning to the easily queasy: this podcast includes talk of fecal matter, brother-sister romance, brother-brother romance, misogyny, and menstruation.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date Award Season Dispatch: Arnold!

Friday, January 18, 2013

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 and performance. Each dispatch is taken from a live interview, led by WNYC's Amy Eddings, and broadcast during All Things Considered on WNYC.

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WNYC News

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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