Eric Melin http://kcur.org en Movie Critics: Special Effects http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-special-effects <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Current movie hits like “Pacific Rim” and “Despicable Me 2” are loaded with computer generated imagery (CGI).</span></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:09:49 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 40489 at http://kcur.org Movie Critics: Special Effects Movie Critics: Book Adaptations http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-book-adaptations <p>The “Twilight” series was a big hit both on the bestseller list and on the big screen. Now, Stephanie Myer has another adaptation hitting area theaters, “The Host.” Other versions of famous books, “Oz, the Great and Powerful” and “On the Road” are currently at the movies, too.&nbsp;&nbsp; On Central Standard Friday, <strong>Russ Simmons</strong>, <strong>Loey Lockerby</strong>, and <strong>Eric Melin</strong> take a look at the newest films and explore the world of book adaptations.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:45:49 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 34314 at http://kcur.org Movie Critics: Book Adaptations Movie Critics: Fall Flicks http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-fall-flicks <p>Join the Movie Critics for a look at new releases in theaters near you, including <em>Looper, ARGO </em>and <em>End of Watch.</em></p><p>This week for <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/central-standard-friday" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard Friday,</em></a> we've got host <b>Russ Simmons</b> of <a href="http://www.kkfi.org/" target="_blank">KKFI</a>, <a href="http://www.fox4kc.com/about/station/newsteam/wdaf-russ-simmons-bio,0,5981562.story" target="_blank">Fox 4 News</a>, <strong>Eric Melin</strong><em> </em>of <a href="http://www.lawrence.com/">Lawrence.com</a> and <a href="http://www.scene-stealers.com/" target="_blank">Scene-Stealers.com</a> and <strong>John Tibbetts</strong>, <a href="http://www.johnctibbetts.com/" target="_blank">Associate Professor of Theater and Film at KU</a>.</p><p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:29:04 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Russ Simmons 25860 at http://kcur.org Movie Critics: Fall Flicks US Air Guitar Regionals Come to KC: Meet The Oxygen Warriors http://kcur.org/post/us-air-guitar-regionals-come-kc-meet-oxygen-warriors <p>Air Guitar. It sounds like something you should only do in private, but it&rsquo;s become an international phenomenon &ndash; a combination of sport, comedy, mime, and performance art, with ample hair tossing, fret scaling, and hip thrusting.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:36:36 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 19765 at http://kcur.org US Air Guitar Regionals Come to KC: Meet The Oxygen Warriors Movie Critics: What's New in Theaters, KC FilmFest http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-whats-new-theaters-kc-filmfest <p>On this Friday&#39;s<a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/waltbodineshow"> <em><strong>Walt Bodine Show</strong></em></a>, co-host <strong>Russ Simmons</strong> and the <strong>Movie Critics</strong> take a look at what&#39;s new in the box office, including a few highlights from <a href="http://2012.kcfilmfest.org/"><strong>Kansas City FilmFest</strong></a>.</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 22:01:52 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 15885 at http://kcur.org Movie Critics: What's New in Theaters, KC FilmFest The Movie Critics: Nice Start, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-nice-start-2012 <p>Don&#39;t you think it&#39;s a perfect time of year if you like to go to the movies? There&rsquo;s no holiday shopping to do, no garden to tend, no snow to shovel, and no nice weather to miss. But when it comes to picking what films to see, that&rsquo;s where the Movie Critics come in.</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:59:10 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 11125 at http://kcur.org The Movie Critics: Nice Start, 2012