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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.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
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.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
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.
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.
Monday, March 08, 2010
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.
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.
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
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.
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.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
Monday, January 18, 2010
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.
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?