DVD Gurus http://kcur.org en DVD Gurus: When Good Directors Go Bad http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-when-good-directors-go-bad <p></p><p>For every Million Dollar Baby, there’s a film like The Rookie. Even Steven Spielberg, who climbed the heights of Hollywood with E.T., Indiana Jones and Saving Private Ryan hit the bottom with 1941.</p><p>On Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, the DVD Gurus return to examine how even a great director can come out with a flop. In their sights are Clint Eastwood, Mike Nichols, John Boorman and other directors who have been silver screen darlings and rotten tomato rejects. We look at films that range from completely bizarre to just plain bad.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:52:31 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 54385 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: When Good Directors Go Bad DVD Gurus: Reporters On Film http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-reporters-film <p>From a manufactured media circus, to a desperate game of cat-and-mouse with a serial killer, Hollywood sure knows how to romanticize&nbsp;journalism.</p><p>On Friday's&nbsp;<em>Up to Date</em>, DVD Gurus <strong>Mitch Brian</strong> and <strong>Jason Heck</strong> join us to talk about some of their favorite films that feature reporters. We'll dive into some thrilling vampire conspiracies, reports gone wrong, and others that are sure to set off the investigator in everyone.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:46:25 +0000 Steve Kraske, Stephen Steigman & Cody Newill 47868 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: Reporters On Film DVD Gurus: Putting A Fright In Halloween Night http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-putting-fright-halloween-night <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That chill in the air isn’t the only thing that will give you </span>goosebumps<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. With the approach of Halloween, all kinds of spooky stuff is coming your way.</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 45366 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: Putting A Fright In Halloween Night DVD Gurus: Scouting Out 70s Cinema http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-scouting-out-70s-cinema <p>Bruce Lee's final film, a cyborg Yul Brenner and Tatum O'Neal's Oscar-winning performance all have one thing in common-- they hit the silver screen in 1973.</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 39998 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: Scouting Out 70s Cinema DVD Gurus: When The Oscars Got It Wrong http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-when-oscars-got-it-wrong <p>Did the film <em>Fargo</em> receive<strong> the cold shoulder at Oscar time?</strong>? Did <em>Forrest Gump</em> deserve a <strong>smaller box of chocolates</strong> from the Academy?</p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 32520 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: When The Oscars Got It Wrong DVD Gurus: Favorite Films 50 Years Ago: 1962 http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-favorite-films-50-years-ago-1962 <p>What was happening on the cinema scene a half century ago? How have movies changed and in what ways have they remained the same?</p><p></p><p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 08:31:56 +0000 Steve Kraske, Stephen Steigman & Danie Alexander 29628 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: Favorite Films 50 Years Ago: 1962 DVD Gurus: Films For Which We're Always Thankful http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-films-which-were-always-thankful <p>A weekend full of eating, shopping, football and leftovers leaves many of us grateful for an opportunity to collapse on the sofa and <strong>watch a movie at home</strong>. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 04:58:03 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 27958 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: Films For Which We're Always Thankful Villains Don't Leave Bond Shaken Or Stirred http://kcur.org/post/villains-dont-leave-bond-shaken-or-stirred <p><strong>Gold paint, searing lasers and one deadly hat</strong>— villains have attacked<strong> James Bond</strong> in a lot of ways over the years. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:41:53 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 27308 at http://kcur.org Villains Don't Leave Bond Shaken Or Stirred 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 DVD Gurus: The Bomb http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-bomb <p>The dawn of the<strong> atomic age</strong> reverberated throughout the world.&nbsp; It even found its way to <strong>Hollywood</strong>. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 24474 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: The Bomb DVD Gurus: Wedding Bells Are Ringing! http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-wedding-bells-are-ringing <p>If you&rsquo;ve ever been in a <strong>wedding</strong>, then you know there&rsquo;s a lot more to one than meets the eye.&nbsp; That may be why it&rsquo;s a theme often visited by filmmakers.</p><p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 03:21:44 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 19034 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: Wedding Bells Are Ringing! DVD Gurus: The Anti-Hero http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-anti-hero <p>Lots of movies have a hero &hellip; that flawless person who always saves the day, and for the right reasons &hellip; but what about the <strong>anti-hero</strong>? The <strong>tarnished and flawed characters who emerge heroic</strong> in spite of themselves.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 04:23:47 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Kathleen Pointer 17078 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: The Anti-Hero DVD Gurus: Roger Corman Films http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-roger-corman-films <p>He&#39;s made a film in two days.</p><p>And some people will say that it shows. Others will proudly defend the low-budget work of B-movie director <strong>Roger Corman</strong>. He even won an Honorary Academy Award in 2009 for his body of work. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 14690 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: Roger Corman Films DVD Gurus: High Speed Thrills http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-high-speed-thrills <p>High octane thrills. Open roads. Freedom. You may not be able to try the stunts at home, but you can certainly watch them there. Friday on Up to Date, the DVD Gurus, screenwriter and film professor Mitch Brian and film critic Jason Heck are back to talk cinema’s love affair with the car.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 23:37:10 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 13075 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: High Speed Thrills DVD Gurus: 50 Years Ago http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-50-years-ago <p>What was happening on the <strong>cinema scene a half century ago</strong>? And how have movies changed and in what ways have they remained the same? Fri, 27 Jan 2012 16:50:55 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 11560 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: 50 Years Ago 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