Sunday, February 08, 2015
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.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Wilson Center's Joshua Stacher discusses Egypt two years after Mubarak's ouster. Plus: the Lieutenant Governor of California and former mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom; the latest political news with the Washington Post's Karen Tumulty; and the director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "5 Broken Cameras."
Friday, February 08, 2013
Hear a discussion about the results of a study looking at whether Israeli or Palestinian textbooks are biased or teach hatred. Plus: journalist Jaimal Yogis on the science of fear; and the annual Brian Lehrer Show Oscar nominated documentaries series begins with the director of "Searching for Sugar Man."
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Thursday, February 24, 2011
It's Oscar weekend and we're letting you play judge. Register your votes for The Takeaway's Movie Date Oscar poll. We'll let you know how well you did Monday morning. And you can watch the Oscars and compare your answers with The Academy on Sunday at 8pm EST on ABC.
Fill in your choices below.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The Oscars are on Sunday and we take a closer look at what it's like to be nominated for an Academy Award. Luke Matheny is the director, writer and star of “God of Love,” a semi-tragic romantic comedy, which is nominated for best live action short. A first-time nominee, Matheny made his film as a school project. He explains what went into making his school film.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
All this week on the Takeaway, we’re talking with people who are nominated for Oscars, and who’ve worked behind the scenes on Oscar-nominated films. Jed Rothstein is the director of “Killing in the Name,” which is nominated for best documentary short. “Killing in the Name” centers on Ashraf Al-Khaled, whose 2005 wedding was attacked by a suicide bomber, killing three out of four of his and his wife’s parents, and a total of 27 of their guests.
Monday, February 14, 2011
It’s Valentine’s Day, and I can’t think of a better time to discuss what’s come to be known as the Best Actress Oscar Curse. No doubt, you’ve heard about it by now. If you haven’t, here’s a little crash course, starting with Sandra Bullock.
Monday, February 07, 2011
There was a time when just about every man, woman, and child in America could see all the best picture Oscar nominees before the big night; a time when the number of nominees was so manageable that you could see one movie a week between the nominations announcement and the awards show and still see them all. More innocent times, more innocent days, I remember them well. It’s hard not to. It was only two years ago. But then 2010 came along and changed everything. Or, more accurately, changed everything back.
Friday, February 26, 2010
A little over a week remains until Oscar night. With ten best picture nominees this year, not to mention a full roster of five animated features (on top of all the other categories), there's not a lot of time to see what's on the ballot. Newsday critic and Takeaway film contributor Rafer Guzman fills us in on which movies are must-sees and which are okay to avoid.
Friday, February 26, 2010
...then you probably shouldn't read this. With ten best picture nods this year, a full roster of five animated features, all the nominations in the other categories (and only a week left of movie-watching before Oscar night), it's nearly impossible for film contributor Rafer Guzman and I to pick just one Oscar-nominated movie for you to see. But we can each give you three (as well as three to skip).