Rafer Guzman

Takeaway Film Contributor

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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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Takeouts: Obamas' Hawaiian Holiday, New Movies, NFL Preview

Friday, December 25, 2009

First Family Takeout: Politico's Carol Lee is traveling with the Obamas as they go on vacation to President Obama's boyhood home, Oahu. Film Takeout: Newsday film critic Rafer Guzm...

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Takeouts: COBRA at 1 a.m., Chris Henry, Weekend Movies

Friday, December 18, 2009

Washington Takeout: From Washington, our own Todd Zwillich on why Senators were up at 1 a.m. to vote on extending unemployment insurance and COBRA subsidies. Sports Takeout: Ibrahi...

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Avatar: James Cameron's 3D Sci-Fi Epic (Finally) on Screens

Friday, December 18, 2009

"Avatar," James Cameron's highly anticipated 3-D, computer animated, sci-fi film with a $237 million price tag, goes out to wide release this weekend.We're joined by T...

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Takeouts: Heisman Trophy, Movies, Listeners on Princesses

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sports Takeout: Pablo Torre, reporter with Sports Illustrated, joins us to look at the candidates for this year's Heisman Trophy. Movie Takeout: Newsday film critic Rafer Guzman jo...

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The Controversy Behind Eastwood's "Invictus"

Friday, December 11, 2009

Director Clint Eastwood's latest, "Invictus," opens this weekend. The film shows Nelson Mandela shortly after his release from prison, as a new president working to unite a polarized ...

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Weekend Movies: 'Brothers,' 'Everybody's Fine,' 'Up in the Air'

Friday, December 04, 2009

For this week's movie roundup, contributor Rafer Guzman reviews "Brothers," with Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Tobey McGuire; "Everybody's Fine," with Robert DeNiro and Drew B...

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The Military on the Silver Screen

Friday, November 06, 2009

While the tragic shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, has captured the nation's attention today, the military has long been an interest for Hollywood. We look at two upcoming releases that a...

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