Eric Melin

Central Standard Friday
10:09 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Movie Critics: Special Effects

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Current movie hits like “Pacific Rim” and “Despicable Me 2” are loaded with computer generated imagery (CGI).

But did you know that Kansas City has become something of a hub for computer animation that finds its way to Hollywood? On today's Central Standard,  host Russ Simmons will talk with fellow film critics Marie Asner and Eric Melin as well as Jim Lammers from Trinity Animation and Bruce Branit from Branit FX about their contributions to some of your favorite movies and TV shows.

REVIEWS (Out of 5 Stars)

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Central Standard Friday
5:45 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Movie Critics: Book Adaptations

Oz the Great and Powerful

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.   On Central Standard Friday, Russ Simmons, Loey Lockerby, and Eric Melin take a look at the newest films and explore the world of book adaptations.

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Central Standard Friday
4:29 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Movie Critics: Fall Flicks

Join the Movie Critics for a look at new releases in theaters near you, including Looper, ARGO and End of Watch.

This week for Central Standard Friday, we've got host Russ Simmons of KKFI, Fox 4 News, Eric Melin of and and John Tibbetts, Associate Professor of Theater and Film at KU.

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Central Standard
9:36 am
Thu June 21, 2012

US Air Guitar Regionals Come to KC: Meet The Oxygen Warriors

Nordic Thunder
Alyce Henson

Air Guitar. It sounds like something you should only do in private, but it’s become an international phenomenon – a combination of sport, comedy, mime, and performance art, with ample hair tossing, fret scaling, and hip thrusting.

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Walt Bodine Show
5:01 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Movie Critics: What's New in Theaters, KC FilmFest

On this Friday's Walt Bodine Show, co-host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics take a look at what's new in the box office, including a few highlights from Kansas City FilmFest.

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Walt Bodine Show
12:59 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

The Movie Critics: Nice Start, 2012

Gary Oldman stars in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Don't you think it's a perfect time of year if you like to go to the movies? There’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’s where the Movie Critics come in.

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