Rafer Guzman

Takeaway Film Contributor

Rafer Guzman appears in the following:

Movie Date: Dance Movies

Monday, August 09, 2010

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Kristen and Rafer review this week's "Step Up 3D" and other dance movies, from "Footloose" to "Singin' in the Rain."

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Movies: 'The Other Guys,' 'Step Up 3D,' 'Twelve'

Friday, August 06, 2010

Several big movies open today, and Rafer Guzman, Takeaway contributor and Newsday film critic, gives us his take on what to catch in the theater and which ones to avoid.

 

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Movie Date: Teen Heartthrobs

Monday, August 02, 2010

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Rafer and Kristen discuss "Charlie St. Cloud" and the history of teen heartthrobs in movies.

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Movies: 'Dinner for Schmucks,' 'Charlie St. Cloud,' 'Cats and Dogs'

Friday, July 30, 2010

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.

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Movie Date: Female Action Heroes

Monday, July 26, 2010

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After this weekend's release of 'Salt,' Rafer and Kristen discuss female action heroes from Jane Fonda to Angelina Jolie.

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Movies: 'Salt,' 'Ramona and Beezus'

Friday, July 23, 2010

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."

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Movie Date: Inception

Monday, July 19, 2010

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Rafer and Kristen discuss the pleasurable feeling of being outsmarted by this week's Christopher Nolan film, 'Inception.'

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Fact and Fiction in 'Inception'

Friday, July 16, 2010

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:

  1. That it involves dreams or thoughts being stolen
  2. That it has a lot of special effects
  3. That it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page

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Movie Date: The Kids Are All Right

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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Rafer and Kristen on this week's "The Kids Are All Right," and the history of other movies with gay or bisexual main characters.

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The Kids Are All Right...Aren't They?

Friday, July 09, 2010

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.

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Movie Date: Twilight - Eclipse

Thursday, July 08, 2010

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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.

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Movies: Twilight Eclipse, Cyrus, The Last Airbender

Friday, July 02, 2010

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.

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Movie Date: Tom Cruise's Career

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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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." 

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James Mangold: from 'Girl Interrupted' to 'Knight and Day'

Friday, June 25, 2010

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.

 

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Movies: 'Grown Ups' 'Knight and Day'

Friday, June 25, 2010

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.

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Who's Your Favorite Movie Dad?

Friday, June 18, 2010

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")

 

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Movie Date: Martial Arts Movies

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Rafer and Kristen talk martial arts movies, including new ("The Karate Kid," 2010) and old ("The Karate Kid," 1984).

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Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Friday, June 11, 2010

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.

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Movie Date: Special Joan Rivers Edition

Thursday, June 10, 2010

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Rafer and Kristen talk with comedy legend Joan Rivers and Ricki Stern, director of the just-released documentary, "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work." 

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Movie Date: Live Action Animal Movies

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

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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.

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