Rafer Guzman

Takeaway Film Contributor

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Movies: Death of the Bromance?

Friday, June 04, 2010

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.

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Movie Date: Actors, Race and Box Office Draw

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

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Inspired by "Prince of Persia," Rafer and Kristen discuss the long history in the movies of white actors playing non-white characters.

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'Sex and the City 2': Good or Bad for Women?

Friday, May 28, 2010

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?

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Movie Date: Good Actors, Bad Movies

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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Inspired by Vanessa Redgrave's inexplicable presence in "Letters to Juliet," Kristen and Rafer talk about good actors in bad, bad movies.

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Movie Date: Rappers, Actors

Monday, May 17, 2010

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Kristen and Rafer look at rappers-turned-actors and the movies they pick to bridge those two roles.

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Movie Date: 'Babies' (and Other Movies You're Not Allowed To Dislike)

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Kristen and Rafer talk about 'Babies,' and other movies people will be shocked that you dislike.

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In Honor of Mother's Day, Our Favorite Moms on Film

Friday, May 07, 2010

Today, in honor of Mother’s Day, we’re looking back at our favorite on-screen moms, from the fierce to the nurturing to the lullaby-singing. We love them, we hate them, and we’ve enjoyed them on screen for as long as we’ve enjoyed movies.

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Molly Ringwald on Motherhood, Movies, and 'Getting the Pretty Back'

Friday, May 07, 2010

She's adored by millions for her teenage roles in movies like “Sixteen Candles,” but today, Molly Ringwald has grown up. She is both an on-screen and off-screen mom. She stars in ABC Family’s “Secret Life of the American Teenager.” She has three kids. And on top of that, she's written a new book that’s part autobiography, part beauty guide and part mommy handbook called “Getting the Pretty Back.”

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Weekend Movies: "Iron Man 2," "Babies"

Friday, May 07, 2010

Newsday film critic and Takeaway contributor, Rafer Guzman previews the weekend's most anticipated films. Robert Downey, Jr. is out to save the world in "Iron Man 2" and a new documentary looks at the lives of babies around the world.

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Movie Date: Slasher Flicks

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

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Each week, Newsday film critic Rafer Guzman and Takeaway producer Kristen Meinzer get in a heated, but friendly debate about the movies. This week, as a remade version of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" claws its way onto screens all over the country, Rafer and Kristen talk about slasher movies and how they've changed over time.

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Summer Movie Preview: From 'Toy Story 3' to 'Sex and the City 2'

Friday, April 30, 2010

Rafer Guzman, Takeaway contributor and Newsday film critic, walks us through the best movies hitting theatres this summer, and a few that are bound to be big, even if he doesn't want to see them.

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Summer Movies to See and Skip

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Kristen Meinzer and Rafer Guzman host our Movie Date podcast. In this blog, Kristen and Rafer fight it out and find some common ground on the summer movie schedule.

In the coming weeks, over 100 movies will be hitting theaters, ranging from teen romances like the latest “Twilight” flick to big budget action movies like “Iron Man 2.” It’s hard to know what to see and what to skip. Nonetheless, Rafer and I have dared to choose a few favorites and pass a few judgments. Below, our thoughts on some of this summer's highly anticipated flicks, organized by category.

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Movie Date: Rom Coms and Shoot'em Ups

Monday, April 26, 2010

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Each week, Newsday film critic Rafer Guzman and Takeaway producer Kristen Meinzer get in a heated, but friendly debate about the movies. This week, Rafer and Kristen consider shoot'em ups and romantic comedies after Kristen walks out of "The Losers" and into "The Back-up Plan."

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Coming Soon To A Theater Near You

Friday, April 23, 2010

This weekend's big movies include J-Lo's artificial insemination romantic comedy "The Backup Plan," and the action adventure flick "The Losers." Takeaway movie contributor and Newsday film critic Rafer Guzman walks us through the new releases. 

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Films To Look out For in Tribeca and Beyond

Friday, April 23, 2010

For this week's movie segment, we’re celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival, which kicked off Wednesday night with "Shrek Forever After."

Just eight years old, the downtown New York festival attracts some of the biggest film distribution companies, actors, directors, and media outlets in the world. 

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Movie Date: Kick Ass

Monday, April 19, 2010

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In this week's podcast, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer are in a rare agreeable mood: on 'Kick Ass,' on the dearth of good female superheroes and whether or not one should watch movie trailers before seeing a film.

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'Kick Ass,' 'Death at a Funeral:' What to Watch and What to Skip This Weekend

Friday, April 16, 2010

Chris Rock, Demi Moore, David Duchovney and kids that kick ass are all coming to a screen near you. We turn to Takeaway movie contributor, Rafer Guzman, to find out what's worth watching this weekend. 

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Movie Date: 'Date Night' and Movies for Married People

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Each week, Newsday film critic Rafer Guzman and Takeaway producer Kristen Meinzer get in a heated, but friendly debate about the movies. This week, Rafer and Kristen discuss the similarities between 'Date Night,' 'Hot Tub Time Machine,' and other movies that might appeal to married people, or those as shockingly old as 30 or 40. 

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A Closer Look at 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'

Friday, April 09, 2010

For this week’s movie segment, we discuss the international film phenomenon, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Already the top grossing film in Scandinavian history, the cold case murder mystery has opened in a handful of theaters across the U.S. over the past several weeks to enthusiastic audiences, stellar reviews, and rumors of a Hollywood adaptation.

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