Eric Melin

Movie Critics: Special Effects

Jul 19, 2013
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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)

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.

Movie Critics: Fall Flicks

Oct 11, 2012

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.

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

Jun 21, 2012
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.

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

Apr 12, 2012

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.

The Movie Critics: Nice Start, 2012

Jan 20, 2012

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.