movies http://kcur.org en Movie Critics: Time Loopers http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-time-loopers <p>The current Tom Cruise blockbuster <em>Edge of Tomorrow</em> is the latest example of time warp cinema, a story with loops in time and narrative. Other examples include <em>Sliding Doors</em>, <em>Donnie Darko</em>, and, of course, <em>Groundhog Day</em>.</p><p>On Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, Russ Simmons and the film critics return to review flicks currently showing at your local cineplex, and discuss the best time loop films.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:06:17 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 57664 at http://kcur.org Movie Critics: Hollywood Embraces Religious Films http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-hollywood-embraces-religious-films <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The movie critics are here to discuss new releases. The critics tell us which movies to see and which ones to skip.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Later in the show, host&nbsp;</span><a href="http://fox4kc.com/author/simmonsruss/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Russ Simmons</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explores the faith-based film phenomenon.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Released April 4:</span></strong></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:00:01 +0000 Kate Baxendale 54871 at http://kcur.org Movie Critics: Hollywood Embraces Religious Films Checking Out The Science Behind Dreamworks Animation http://kcur.org/post/checking-out-science-behind-dreamworks-animation <p>Your average animated film today looks a lot different from <em>Snow White</em> or <em>The Jetsons</em>, and it's all due to the computer animation techniques we use today.</p><p>On Wednesday's<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em> Up to Date</em></a>,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">we talk with a Dreamworks animator and a look at the science that makes the silver screen computer animation work.</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest:&nbsp;</span></strong></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:02:47 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 52470 at http://kcur.org Checking Out The Science Behind Dreamworks Animation Movie Critics: What To Watch In Autumn http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-what-watch-autumn <p>The fall movie season is almost upon us and with it comes more adult fare--even a few fine films that are generating some Oscar buzz. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plus they also chat about the Kansas International Film Festival and the unique offerings it brings.</span></p><p>Today on Central Standard, Russ Simmons and the movie critics review flicks currently showing. They also walk us through the surprises, the usual suspects, and the instant classics opening up during awards season. We also want to hear your opinion on the matter!</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:37:36 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 43601 at http://kcur.org Movie Critics: What To Watch In Autumn The History And Future Of Drive-Ins http://kcur.org/post/history-and-future-drive-ins <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Drive-in movie theaters were once a staple of American popular culture, but over the decades, they've been closing across the country. Kansas City, however, seems to be an epicenter for the disappearing relic across the rest of the United States - we've got three.</span></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:39:11 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton, Sangeeta Shastry & Ross Stinemetz 41221 at http://kcur.org The History And Future Of Drive-Ins DVD Gurus: Hammer Studios' Classic Horror http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-hammer-studios-classic-horror <p><strong>Dracula</strong> bites and the <strong>Mummy</strong> rises as we comb through both frightening and corny moments from <strong>Hammer Studios</strong>’ horror archives.</p><p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:30:55 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 25838 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: Hammer Studios' Classic Horror Movie Critics: Lawless, Not Flawless http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-lawless-not-flawless <p>On this week's <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/waltbodineshow"> <em>Central Standard Friday</em></a>, join host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics for a look at what's new in a theater near you, including <em>Lawless, The Bachelorette, Cosmopolis</em> and <em>The Words</em>.</p><p>Plus, our critics discuss the re-release of <em>Finding Nemo 3D</em>. Is it worth seeing again?</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:16:01 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Russ Simmons 24461 at http://kcur.org Movie Critics: Lawless, Not Flawless Movie Critics: The Acceptable Spiderman http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-acceptable-spiderman <p>For this week&#39;s <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/waltbodineshow"> <em>Central Standard Friday</em></a>, join host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics for a look at what&#39;s new in a theater near you, including <em>The Amazing Spiderman, </em><em>Moonrise Kingdom, Ice Age: Continental Drift </em>and <em>Ted.</em> Also, in light of<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/07/20/157090121/real-life-horror-many-killed-dozens-wounded-at-colorado-movie-theater"> the Aurora, Colorado tragedy</a>, our critics will discuss how the news has changed the way they understand <em>The Dark Knight Rises.</em></p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:56:28 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Russ Simmons 21361 at http://kcur.org Movie Critics: The Acceptable Spiderman Movie Critics: Summer Blockbusters http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-summer-blockbusters <p>For this week&#39;s <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/waltbodineshow"> <em><strong>Central Standard Friday </strong></em></a>join host <strong>Russ Simmons</strong> and the <strong>Movie Critics</strong> for a look at what&#39;s new in a theater near you, including <em>Dark Shadows</em>, <em>The Dictator</em> and <em>Men in Black 3. </em></p><p> Thu, 24 May 2012 21:06:36 +0000 Charlie Upchurch & Andrea Silenzi 18264 at http://kcur.org Movie Critics: Summer Blockbusters Movie Critics: Avengers, Summer Blockbusters http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-avengers-summer-blockbusters <p>In this hour of<a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/waltbodineshow"> <em><strong>Central Standard Friday</strong></em></a>, join host <strong>Russ Simmons</strong><span style="font-weight: bold;"> </span>and the <strong>Movie Critics</strong> for a look at what&#39;s new in the box office, including <em>Marvel&#39;s The Avengers</em>.</p><p> Fri, 04 May 2012 14:25:56 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 17099 at http://kcur.org Movie Critics: Avengers, Summer Blockbusters Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See' http://kcur.org/post/dates-film-critics-three-see-15 <p>Looking for a great<strong> independent, foreign, or documentary film</strong> to see the weekend of April 13-15, 2012?&nbsp;<em>Up to Date</em>&#39;s critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.</p><p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 19:47:39 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Walker & Cynthia Haines 15938 at http://kcur.org Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See' Up to Date's Film Critics' "Three To See" http://kcur.org/post/dates-film-critics-three-see-10 <p>Looking for a great <strong>art, independent, foreign, or documentary film</strong> to see the weekend of March 3-5, 2012?</p><p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 16:06:05 +0000 Stephen Steigman 13525 at http://kcur.org Up to Date's Film Critics' "Three To See" DVD Gurus: The Gift Of Movies http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-gift-movies <p>&nbsp;</p><p>If you&#39;re <em>still</em> looking for that <strong>perfect gift</strong>, it may not be too late.&nbsp; Sure, you could buy some clothing, jewelry, or (men - don&#39;t do this), blender, but why not <strong>pick something </strong><em><strong>meaningful</strong></em> for your friend or loved one - something that matches their personal taste?&nbsp; Here&#39;s an idea: <strong>the gift of movies</strong>. Fri, 23 Dec 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 9558 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: The Gift Of Movies The Movie Critics: What's New in Theaters http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-whats-new-theaters <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><font size="2"><font face="Verdana">Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics join <b>Walt Bodine</b> for a look at recent movie releases, including<em> </em></font></font></font><em>The Decedents,</em> <em>The Muppets</em> and <em>New Year&#39;s Eve</em><font face="Verdana" size="2"><font size="2"><font face="Verdana"><i>. </i>Plus, we want to know what new releases you&#39;re hoping to see before the year ends.</font></font></font></p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 01:00:00 +0000 Walt Bodine & Tomeka Weatherspoon 8612 at http://kcur.org The Movie Critics: What's New in Theaters