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Central Standard
2:06 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Movie Critics: Time Loopers

The current Tom Cruise blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow is the latest example of time warp cinema, a story with loops in time and narrative. Other examples include Sliding Doors, Donnie Darko, and, of course, Groundhog Day.

On Friday's Central Standard, Russ Simmons and the film critics return to review flicks currently showing at your local cineplex, and discuss the best time loop films.

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Central Standard
4:00 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Movie Critics: Hollywood Embraces Religious Films

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
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The movie critics are here to discuss new releases. The critics tell us which movies to see and which ones to skip. Later in the show, host Russ Simmons explores the faith-based film phenomenon. 

Released April 4:

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Up to Date
1:02 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Checking Out The Science Behind Dreamworks Animation

Jason Schleifer was the head of character animation on 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman.'
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Your average animated film today looks a lot different from Snow White or The Jetsons, and it's all due to the computer animation techniques we use today.

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we talk with a Dreamworks animator and a look at the science that makes the silver screen computer animation work.

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Central Standard Friday
9:37 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Movie Critics: What To Watch In Autumn

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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.  Plus they also chat about the Kansas International Film Festival and the unique offerings it brings.

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!

REVIEWS (Out of 5 Stars)

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Central Standard
8:39 am
Thu August 1, 2013

The History And Future Of Drive-Ins

The Beverly Drive-In in Mississippi, featured in April Wright's documentary.
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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.

This hour, filmmaker and director April Wright joined us from Los Angeles to talk about her documentary Going Attractions, which covers the history and future of drive-ins. Wright spent seven years putting the film together, and she visited almost every state in the process.

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Up to Date
5:30 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

DVD Gurus: Hammer Studios' Classic Horror

The Mummy
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Dracula bites and the Mummy rises as we comb through both frightening and corny moments from Hammer Studios’ horror archives.

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Central Standard Friday
8:16 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Movie Critics: Lawless, Not Flawless

On this week's Central Standard Friday, join host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics for a look at what's new in a theater near you, including Lawless, The Bachelorette, Cosmopolis and The Words.

Plus, our critics discuss the re-release of Finding Nemo 3D. Is it worth seeing again?

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Central Standard Friday
9:56 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Movie Critics: The Acceptable Spiderman

For this week's Central Standard Friday, join host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics for a look at what's new in a theater near you, including The Amazing Spiderman, Moonrise Kingdom, Ice Age: Continental Drift and Ted. Also, in light of the Aurora, Colorado tragedy, our critics will discuss how the news has changed the way they understand The Dark Knight Rises.

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Central Standard Friday
4:06 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Movie Critics: Summer Blockbusters

For this week's Central Standard Friday join host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics for a look at what's new in a theater near you, including Dark Shadows, The Dictator and Men in Black 3.

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Central Standard Friday
9:25 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Movie Critics: Avengers, Summer Blockbusters

In this hour of Central Standard Friday, join host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics for a look at what's new in the box office, including Marvel's The Avengers.

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Up to Date
2:47 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See'

Thomas Doret plays Cyril in “The Kid With a Bike.’’
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Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of April 13-15, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
10:06 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Up to Date's Film Critics' "Three To See"

Looking for a great art, independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of March 3-5, 2012?

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Film
10:00 am
Fri December 23, 2011

DVD Gurus: The Gift Of Movies

 

If you're still looking for that perfect gift, it may not be too late.  Sure, you could buy some clothing, jewelry, or (men - don't do this), blender, but why not pick something meaningful for your friend or loved one - something that matches their personal taste?  Here's an idea: the gift of movies.

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New Movie Releases
7:00 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

The Movie Critics: What's New in Theaters

Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics join Walt Bodine for a look at recent movie releases, including The Decedents, The Muppets and New Year's Eve. Plus, we want to know what new releases you're hoping to see before the year ends.

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