Rafer Guzman

Takeaway Film Contributor

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The Science of Time Travel Movies

Friday, March 26, 2010

Today, the widely anticipated John Cusack/Rob Corddry vehicle, "Hot Tub Time Machine" hits theatres nationwide. As the title suggests, the film centers on a hot tub that transports its characters through time, back to the more innocent year of 1986.

Rafer Guzman, Takeaway movie contributor and Newsday writer talks about the most memorable time travel movies, and why audiences find these tales so compelling.

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Movie Date: Eighties Movies

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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This week, inspired by "Hot Tub Time Machine," Rafer and Kristen take their own trip through time.
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Girl Band Movies That Rock!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Today, the widely anticipated girl-band biopic “The Runaways” hits theatres in limited release. It follows the real-life story of Joan Jett and Cherie Currie’s 1970s rock band.

In honor of the film, we look back on our favorite girl band movies of all time with the help of Emily Rems, managing editor for Bust Magazine and Rafer Guzman, Takeaway contributor and Newsday film critic.

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Movie Date: Rock Movies

Tuesday, March 16, 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, inspired by "Runaways," they take on movies about rock and rock bands.

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The Journalist Behind 'Green Zone' on the Movie and the War

Friday, March 12, 2010

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass, the actor-director team behind the hugely successful "Bourne Identity" franchise release "Green Zone" today, inspired by an account of life in Baghdad's Green Zone.

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Movie Date: Oscar Recap

Monday, March 08, 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, they commemorate their third date with a talk about Sunday night's Oscar show.

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The Takeaway's Oscar Pre-Show

Friday, March 05, 2010

After weeks of anticipation, the Academy Awards show is finally upon us. At 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, Oscars will be handed out and speeches will drag on forever. Telling us about what to expect from this year’s show, which will be broadcast on ABC, is Rafer Guzman, Takeaway movie contributor and film critic for Newsday. He gives his predictions on the winners.

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Movie Date: Oscar Nominees

Wednesday, March 03, 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, they discuss the Oscar nominees they each consider must-sees, and the ones they think are over-rated.

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Oscars Countdown: Movies You Have to See and Movies to Skip

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.

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Movie Date: Sports Movies for Sports Haters

Thursday, February 25, 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, with so much Olympics coverage: sports movies for people who don't like sports.

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Valentine's Day Movies That Are Better Than 'Valentine's Day'

Friday, February 12, 2010

Garry Marshall's latest star-packed (one might say "star-stuffed") romantic comedy extravaganza, "Valentines Day," hits theaters this weekend, but is it really all that? Takeaway movie contributor and Newsday writer Rafer Guzman doesn't think so. In fact, he believes that for several of the film's major plot lines, there are other movies that do a much better job of covering the same ground.

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'Avatar' and 'The Hurt Locker' Lead Oscar Nods

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations bright and early Tuesday morning.  "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" led with the nine nods each. Takeaway film contributor Rafer Guzman tells us about what other movies made the list, and which won spots on the roster of ten Best Picture nominees.

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Oscar and the Ten Best Picture Nominees that Might Be

Friday, January 29, 2010

On Tuesday, the oft-thanked Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce this year's Oscar nominations, and for the first time since 1943 there will be ten nominees for Best Picture, instead of five. How will the increased number of films affect the Best Picture race? And what movies won't be nominated, despite the wider playing field?

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Weekend Movies: "Extraordinary Measures," "Legion," "The Tooth Fairy"

Friday, January 22, 2010

Rafer Guzman gives us the skinny what to see this weekend and why we're seeing these releases in early January.

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Golden Globes Recap

Monday, January 18, 2010

Last night, the TV stars and movie stars mingled and alcohol flowed freely as the Golden Globe Awards were handed out. Our movie contributor Rafer Guzman was watching. What did he think of the big night?

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Rafer's Golden Globes Results

Monday, January 18, 2010

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Well, my best prediction for the Golden Globes - that I would mostly guess wrong - has come true. Do I get any points for correctly predicting "The White Ribbon" as best foreign language film? I didn't think so.

The good news is that Sunday night's Globes make the Oscars seem a little more up in the air, so to speak, which is always exciting. Here are some thoughts on how the race is shaping up now.

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Golden Globes: Predicting the Winners, Losers, and Envelope Pushers

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sunday is the night of the happiest awards show in Hollywood -- the Golden Globes -- during which champagne glasses overflow and stars hear their names being called while they're in the bathroom. Who will win this year? Who will be drunk? Will the television and movie stars get along with each other? And what will host Ricky Gervais say that will push the envelope? 

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Where Are The Real Teens in Teen Movies?

Friday, January 08, 2010

There are plenty of teen and tween movies in theaters these days – from this weekend's Michael Cera vehicle Youth in Revolt [see the trailer above] to the hugely popular Twilight seri...

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Takeouts: Movie Award Season, the NFL, and Your Responses

Friday, January 01, 2010

Movies Takeout: With award season quickly approaching, film critic Rafer Guzman tell us what movies to watch out for. Sports Takeout: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, on the eve of his wedding...

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Looking Ahead to 2010 on the Silver Screen

Friday, January 01, 2010

As we usher in the New Year, the big screen seems te be traveling backwards in time, bringing back remakes and sequels of classics from the 1980s. We talk with Rafer Guzman, the film ...

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