movies

The Colin McEnroe Show
2:44 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

The Nose: Zero Dark 30, Manti Te'o's Deception, & Lance Comes Clean

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I made today's Nose panelists go see Zero Dark Thirty, just to make sure we all had one controversy we could discuss.

 

That was before I realized how generous the week would be with controversy. The labyrinthine story of football player Manti Te'o and his imaginary girlfriend sneaked up on me. That's the fresh sports scandal making the wires buzz right now.

 But last night's sit-down between Oprah Winfrey and Lance Armstrong breathed new life into an old sports scandal.

 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:36 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

The Nose: Oscar Noms, A Trillion Dollar Coin, & Endorsements

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Here are the topics we'll be talking about on The Nose today.

 

First, the onset of the Awards Season, which seems to coordinate somehow with the onset of flu season. The Oscar nominations are out. The Golden Globes are handed out on Sunday, and there lots of other awards rattling around right now, many of them with the word "choice" in their names.

  The movie awards are a little more meaty this year because three or four of the big films drag controversies along behind them.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:51 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

The Nose: Romantic Comedies & How 'Jerry Seinfeld Intends To Die Standing Up'

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A romantic comedy about a substitute teacher recently discharged from a mental hospital after eight months of not necessarily complete treatment for bipolar disorder.  His potential object of affection? A woman whose own experience of psychic trauma has led her into a spree of promiscuous behavior that results in the loss of her job. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:30 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

David Edelstein Looks Back On The Year In Movies

Chion Wolf

America's greatest living film critic David Edelstein comes to our studios today for a discussion of current films and, inevitably, the experience of seeing a film here in 2012.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
4:07 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

The Nose: The 'Life Of Pi,' SCOTUS On Gay Marriage, & Endorsements

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We're going to be talking about Life of Pi on the Nose today, but let me get my two cents in ahead of time.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:44 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

The Bacon Brothers Band

Animal House. Diner. Footloose. Tremors. Flatliners. JFK. A Few Good Men. Apollo 13. Sleepers. Wild Things. Mystic River. Frost/Nixon. X-Men: First Class.

Today: Kevin Bacon.

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Where We Live
9:46 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Movies For Your Ears

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Radio Drama is associated with a so-called “Golden Age” of radio in the 30s and 40s, before TV became the dominant medium. Today, Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” is the best known program still presenting this traditional style.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:16 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

The Nose: Anti-Muslim Movies & Free Speech, Public Breastfeeding, And Public Proposals

Isaac's Live Lip-Dub Proposal in Portland, Oregon

The story of the Islamic world uprising over a very stupid, cheesy and deliberately provocative movie is too vast to discuss on one show, but on "The Nose" today, we'll break off a little piece of it that is the movie itself, including all the people who worked on it and now claim not to know what it was.

 Also on the topic list: elaborate marriage proposals, the latest one being the guy who faked his own gorey death. I give this union 18 months.

 But wait, there's more!

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The Colin McEnroe Show
5:39 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Live From The 2012 Berkshire International Film Festival

Chion Wolf

Every year the Berkshire International Film Festival screens films everyone knows are going to make a big spalsh.

This year, more than 70 independent films from around the country and the world, will be screened. We spoke with Kelley Vickery, co-founder of the festival and interviewed two documentary filmmakers about the changing role of thier craft.

Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:46 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

The Nose: Sneaking Food Into Movie Theaters, Overpriced Tickets & 'Scream'

Chion Wolf

Today on The Nose, we link together a series of only marginally related stories.

We'll start with the amusing tale of Michael Wolff, a well-known media critic who found himself in a standoff with New York City cops over his attempt to bring his own juice to the movies.He got caught and then turned the whole thing into a Twitter episode.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:20 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

The Nose: Lovin' & Hatin' On The 2012 Oscar Nominees

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I'm even grumpier than usual about the Oscars, which I both love and hate. Most years, I have a movie I love that's somewhere in the hunt. Last year, even though I knew "Winter's Bone" wasn't going to win anything, it was fun to root for it.

The year before, I most rooted against "Avatar," and cherished the notion that "District 9" was in many ways the most original and thoughtful movie among the nominees.

The year before that -- well, at least there was the certainty that Heath Ledger's performance in "The Dark Knight" was the best work anybody did all year.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:11 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Cinematic Titanic Carries On Mystery Science Theater 3000's Legacy

Chion Wolf

Today we have what I think of as the Terry Gross Problem.

I'm always impressed by the way Terry Gross just leads with her own pop culture tastes and doesn't seem to worry too much about whether her audience is on the same page. She'll do a whole show interviewing people from the show "Justified"  and just count on her audience to roll along with her, whether they watch "Justified" or not. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:11 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

David Edelstein On Noomi, Rooney, Charlize, Jessica Chastain and Simon Pegg

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Let me tell you about the last six days of my life. I've seen, in theaters, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "Martha Marcy May Marlene," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," and, in IMAX format, "Mission Impossible -- Ghost Protocol." At the Bushnell, I saw opening night of the national tour of "Memphis." On television, I squeezed in "The Debt" with Helen Mirren. And the season opener of "Downton Abbey".  

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Eternal Sunshine
11:42 am
Tue January 10, 2012

Morning Edition: Science on Screen

Chion Wolf

From The Time Machine to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, many movies either focus on scientists or are rooted in science. As part of a national program, Hartford's Real Art Ways is trying to bring film and science even closer together.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:11 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Occupy Updates, Botched Butlers, & Listener Letters

Chion Wolf, digital art.

From the size of the police presence that descended on Occupy Hartford's Turning Point Park yesterday afternoon, you would have guessed that General Zod and his super powered confederates had burst out of the phantom zone. Instead, the enormous caravan of cruisers, horses and police equipment was deployed to evict about ten scruffy, tired tent-dwellers.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:37 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Two Unlikely Movie Gurus Opine On Cinema

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Bill Curry says there should be a National "Bring Your Whole Self to Politics" day in which political people reveal all the complicated sides they have that don't fit into the stark equations that make one a liberal or a conservative, a Republican or a Democrat.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:45 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

The Nose: Our Favorite Superheroes & Rioting In Canada?

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Sports and superheroes have certain elements in common. Maybe I just want to think that because today we're going to talk about superhero movies like the Green Lantern and the Spider-Man Broadway musical. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:37 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Is 'Movie Magic' Dying?

Elizabeth Taylor has died. But the moviegoing experience she embodied died long before her. 

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MPAA
8:10 am
Thu March 3, 2011

Dodd Takes Hollywood

Chion Wolf, WNPR

Earlier this week, retired US Senator, Chris Dodd, came out of his 8 week retirement.  We talk to the Connecticut Mirror's Deirdre Shesgreen about Dodd's new gig.

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MPAA
2:13 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Dodd Takes the Red Carpet Job

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Ending months of speculation, the Motion Picture Association of America announced Tuesday that retired U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd would be the movie industry's man in Washington D.C., effective St. Patrick's Day (March 17). 

The job comes with an estimated $1.2 million salary and the "duty" of handing out much-sought-after inivtations to movie screenings in the MPAA's 70-seat D.C. theater. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:44 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

The Nose: Oscar Roundup 2010 - What Were Your Favorites?

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The movie that had the biggest impact on the Academy Awards over the last ten years is one that did not win best picture ... or even get nominated - it was  "The Dark Knight," Christopher Nolan's 2008 Batman movie that was shunned in 2009.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:04 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

Who Deserves An Oscar?

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Finally, Colin and David Edelstein agree on something - Winter's Bone for Best Picture!

America's Greatest Living Film Critic knows his movies. We talked with him about the surprises in the 2010 Oscar nominations and which awards he thinks are a lock. 

Edelstein also dropped some references to a few really interesting movies, a few of which you can find on the sidebar.

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