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- Filmosophers - 20100416 - Peter Beamish

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Last January a friend sent me a video on youtube titled "2010 Predictions From Beyond". I loved it- the message from the Sedona Journal Of Emergence, the intriguing production and resonant music by One Eskimo. I was inspired to check out the producer's website, and discovered Peter Beamish. Turns out he produced the 2 DVD set video I almost checked out from the Fairfield Library: Introducing Abraham; the Secret Behind "The Secret"?

Peter was going along very successfully in broadcast and corporate television for two decades, but felt the longing for a deeper experience of Life many of us understand. The rabbit hole to his spiritual highway was ignited by the Redpill, the film The Matrix. "I stepped outside the theatre after seeing The Matrix and the world was somehow slightly tilted. It never did straighten out for me again." [click "Read more", below]

- Splitted by Mp3Splt v. 2.1 - 20100507 - Chris Bush

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- 20120713 - Filmosophers

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This weekend Ted Burghoff will join us for a special edition of The Filmosophers. Blade Runner poster Ted is a film fan who shares our enthusiasm for Director Ridley Scott. We'll talk about Scott's career, focusing on three films: Blade Runner; Kingdom Of Heaven: Director's Cut and Prometheus. Ted owns the Four Disc Special Edition box set of Kingdom Of Heaven: Director's Cut. The Director's Cut extended version "has received a distinctly more positive reception from film critics than the theatrical release, with some reviewers suggesting that it is the most substantial Director's Cut of all time  and a title to equal any of Scott's other works." Also, The Shift, with Wayne Dyer is the free film showing Friday at the FF Library. "The powerful shift from the ego constructs we are taught early in life by parents and society—which promote an emphasis on achievement and accumulation—are shown in contrast to a life of meaning, focused on serving and giving back." A true filmosophical experience.

The conversation with Texas Ted will be fun. We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch, Bruce Miller and summertime junior sidekick Shane Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays, 12:30 PM Central, again Sundays at 9:00 AM. Live stream

Deckard - Shakes? Me too. I get 'em bad. It's part of the business.

Rachael - I'm not in the business... I *am* the business. ~ Blade Runner

- 20120727 - Filmosophers

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The buzz on the "wide" movie releases this weekend: The Watch ("disappointment") and Step Up Revolution ("chaotic formlessness") are poor. That's balanced with intriguing indie and documentary films the Filmosophers enjoy alerting you to. Start with Ruby Sparks, from the Little Miss Sunshine folks- "The great romantic gem of the summer, a diamond in the rough that bends genres and trips up expectations." There's the fascinating documentary Searching For Sugar Man, which "tells the true story of the greatest '70s U.S. rock icon who never was, how he was rediscovered in a far off land and finally became the legend he always deserved to be. "The strangeness of truth compared to the limits of the human imagination gets a crystalline demonstration in Searching for Sugar Man. "A gloriously inspirational comeback tale." (click on "Read More" to continue)

- 20121102 - Filmospohers

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No school Friday so Shane will be in the house. He'll contribute his impression of Cloud Atlas and relate news about an iconic film franchise that's eliciting strong emotional response. We saw two intriguing and unique animated films: the Oscar nominated A Cat In Paris andKirikou And The Sorceress (image) Kirikou And The Sorceress (image), the former with a jazzy score by Serge Besset, the latter with music by acclaimed Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour. We'll talk about it. 

November begins a time when films of various levels of esteem are opening every weekend, including Steven Spielberg's Lincoln November 9th. 

- Planet Erstwild - 20121129 - Dr. Ron Leymaster

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Pirate Satellite host Bruce Miller interviews awakened Dr. Ron Leymaster, a seasoned mental health professional with over thirty years' experience assisting people in making real life changes. His passion, life experience and training help his clients to find the fire that burns within, to define who they are,  He became involved with the Oneness Blessing through the teachings of Bhagavan Kalki years ago. He is taking part in the 2012 Earth Expo Dec 1st & 2nd at the Sheraton Hotel in Iowa City.

- Filmosophers - 20130927- John Raatz

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Thursday evening was our first opportunity to see the new Orpheum Theatre. It John Raatzlooks great! Media visionary John Raatz delighted and inspired us with the rapidly evolving possibilities of transformational entertainment. John share's our love for the filmosophical experience and among other films was "a major force behind the success of What The Bleep Do We Know!?" We personally enjoyed working with him to promote The Real Dirt On Farmer John when it came to Fairfield in 2005. So it was our honor to ask him to join us today on the Filmosopher's show.

Congratulations to Chris & Christopher Johnson, Kristian Day and all involved for their work in renovating and updating the Orpheum Theatre. Come and experience Manhattan Short: 16th Annual Global Film Festival at the Orpheum, September 27- October 6, 7:30 daily, 2:00PM Saturday-Sunday. The Orpheum opens one hour before show time so you can take in our cultural district's latest entertainment venue. It's here to serve our entire community, yet another blessing.

We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM Central, again Sunday mornings at 9:00. For us, transformational and filmosophical mean the same thing.

"The art of happiness is to serve all"- seen on a Yogi tea bag this morning... :)

- Filmosophers - 20131004

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In honor of the 40th anniversary closing of Parsons College, Fairfield's Orpheum Theatre is showing Midnight Cowboy for one week, starting Friday. The students who graduated that final year would have been freshmen when this Best Picture Academy Award winner opened in 1969. Also, Night Of The Living Dead will show Friday & Saturday at midnight. George A. Romero's debut "set the template for the zombie film." 

We're stoked about Gravity, "directed by Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuaron, staring Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space." This is an absolute must-see for film fans. Please experience Gravity on the biggest & best movie venue possible. "Words can do little to convey the visual astonishment this space opera creates. It is a film whose impact must be experienced in 3-D on a theatrical screen to be fully understood."- Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times. "In one form or another, motion pictures have been with us since the middle of the 19th century, but there's never been one like Gravity."- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal." This isn't just the best-looking film of the year, it's one of the most awe-inspiring achievements in the history of special-effects cinema."- Time Out. We suggest watching in it 3D, Dolby Atmos sound on the three story high, 55 foot wide screen at the Palms 10 Theatres in Muscatine, Iowa's newest theater offering the latest in movie technology.

We'll talk about that, Ron Howard's Rush and more, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Friday at 12:30 Central, again Sunday morning at 9:00. "I haven't yet fully recovered." Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice, on Gravity

- Filmosophers - 20140221 - Filmosophers

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Join host's Bruce Miller and Chris Busch as they dive into all the latest films and their filmosophys.

- Filmosophers - 20140516 - Thomas Gates

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Thomas "TJ" Gates will guest co-host this weekend. We'll talk about Heaven Is For The Lunchbox posterReal, the true story of a near-death experience. It was great to see it with Thomas, who will relate it to his own profound NDE. It's held over for a 4th big week at the Ottumwa 8, which will also be stompin big-time with Godzilla. It's getting good buzz: "opens with a bang and concludes with an exhilarating roar" and we're excited to see it.

The Orpheum Theatre is offering three films this week: from India, The Lunchbox, from France, Bicycling With Moliere and Under The Skin held over for the late show. Our friend and fellow film-fan Ken Chawkin asked a few weeks ago if the Orpheum could get it, and here it is. This well reviewed film sounds like a must-see: "A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life, as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox." "What do we live for? is the question that pops up in The Lunchbox, a romance set in Mumbai. The film, a first feature from Ritesh Batra, aims to offer a meaningful answer: We live, ideally, for love." "A feast of delights, one of the best stories about the connection between food and love the movies have ever seen."

We'll talk about this and more, on the Filmosophers, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM, again Sunday morning 11:30. "Sometimes the wrong train takes you to the right destination." - Saajan, The Lunchbox

- Filmosophers - 20140523

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Starting this weekend at the Orpheum Theatre, yet another critically praised film: Locke posterLocke, starring Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises; Inception). "A one-man show set in a single confined location, Locke demands a powerful performance, and gets it from a never-more-compelling Tom Hardy." "One of my favorite movies of the last couple years. Great script, Tom Hardy is brilliant!" Chris Busch sees a Best Actor Oscar nomination- "it's a lock." The Orpheum also rocks with many live events. We suggest bookmarking and joining their email list.

Another weekend in the summer movie season, another "blockbuster" release. Opening Friday: X-Men: Days Of Future Past. The buzz is very good: "as intoxicating as a shot of adrenaline. It's what summer movies are meant to be."- Washington Post

This month's free film at the FF Library is Philomena, with Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. It's a wonderful film experience. "A true story that takes unexpected, unusually poignant turns. Dench is not the only reason to see this unapologetic crowd-pleaser, but she is the best one." Friday evening, 7:30.

We'll talk about this, what we've seen and continue our summer movie preview, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions". Fridays at 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings 11:30. Locke: "A man, a car, a hands-free mobile device. And it is extraordinary." - Philadelphia Inquirer

- Filmosophers - 20140606 - Filmosophers

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Held over at the Orpheum Theatre for a second big week: X-Men: Days Of  X-Men: Days Of Future Past posterFuture Past. "Time travel, Peter Dinklage and 1970s kitsch top a very long list of what makes this such a blast." - LA Times

The two big new releases may expand a developing box office narrative. Beginning in May, all of the summer season's biggest "tentpole" films, including Spider Man, Godzilla and X-Men have only been able to finish number one at the box office their opening weekend. Now, this weeks action blockbuster Edge Of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise may not even win it's opening weekend. Edge and Cruise are getting great reviews- "Breathlessly exciting, wildly entertaining, with the kind of smarts, wit, filmmaking and force too many other summer films can only dream of. Cruise delivers a one-man master class in his own fascinatingly protean screen presence. One of the most surprising and satisfying films of the year so far." Also opening is The Fault In Our Stars, based upon the bestselling  young-adult novel by John Green. This is a teen romance film about a couple who meet in a high school cancer support group. Although well reviewed and highly anticipated by fans of the book, normally there's no way this film would do more opening weekend business than the big-budget action thriller Edge Of Tomorrow. But the "tracking" indicates differently. We shall see.

We'll talk about that, other new releases, what we've seen and more on  Filmosophers Movie Talk, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions". Fridays 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings 11:30. "What I am about to tell you sounds crazy, but the longer I talk the more rational it's going to appear." - Edge Of Tomorrow

- Filmosophers - 2014

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We've championed the fact that we're in a golden age of documentaries. There's Finding Vivian Maier posteran intriguing example opening at the Orpheum Theatre Friday: Finding Vivian Maier. "Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her." - IFC. This is getting great reviews: "A penetrating exploration of the link between art and obsession, and a major discovery of a 20th-century master." - Boston Herald "This may be the most pleasurable 83 minutes you will spend in a theater this year." - Minn. Star Tribune. "An exciting electric current of discovery runs through "Finding Vivian Maier," a documentary about a street photographer who never exhibited her work." - N.Y. Times.

As for the new releases, our interest in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is not in the karate-trained amphibian's battles, but the battle to see if the film's opening will do more business than Guardians Of The Galaxy's second weekend, which made the most money ever for an August debut. The "tracking" is very close. For us, that's the real battle... :) We'll discuss that, what we've seen and more, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, where "we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings, 11:30. "It all starts so innocently for John Maloof when he bids on a random selection of photographs, which turn out to yield a fabulous collection from a photographer he had never heard of before... Vivian Maier."

- Filmosophers - 20140815

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Watch the trailer! The age of E documentary film Alive Inside starts Friday at the Alive Inside posterOrpheum Theatre. The best way to decide if you want to see this inspiring film is to watch the trailer. Just search "Alive Inside trailer". "Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music." I sent the trailer out and people replied "I wish I would have done this for my loved-one." "Alive Inside packs as potent a simple emotional wallop as anything you'll see - or hear - anywhere this year." - Globe & Mail. Watch the trailer, be inspired and send it out to folks you know will resonate with it. "No film I've seen better underlines the transcendental power and mysticism that music has over human emotions than Alive Inside." - Movie Mezzanine

Also, held over at the Orpheum, the intriguing, compellingly entertaining doc Finding Vivian Maier. Yes indeed, it's the golden age of documentaries.

We'll discuss that, the new releases, last weeks surprising box office results and more on the Filmosophers, with the teetotaling beer brothers Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays, 12:30 PM again Sunday mornings 11:30.

-I thought you were gonna grow wings. -I was trying... Alive Inside

- Filmosophers - Kristen Day

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- Filmosophers - Ellar Coltrane

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We were delighted to learn Boyhood is held over at the Orpheum Theatre. Boyhood Boyhood posteris groundbreaking fictional cinema, as it was filmed over 12 years with the same cast, with a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane, "who literally grows up on screen before our eyes." I predicted it will win the Oscar for Best Picture even before I saw it, so my expectations were very high. I saw it and agree with- among others- the nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film, who bestowed Boyhood the Truly Moving Picture Award. "The industry award is given to select theatrically-released films for their ability to inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of the art form. A stirring collection of moments that span 12 years of a boy’s life, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood  is nothing short of a masterpiece, said Heartland Film Artistic Director Tim Irwin. Both innovative and introspective, the film is a raw slice of Americana that showcases the full range of the human experience." Chris Busch & I agree, it's a film fan's blessing that we have Boyhood available to experience right here in our wonderful community. Chris predicts- and I agree- that Richard Linklater will also win the Oscar for Best Director.

We'll talk about this, the new releases, what we've seen and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings 11:30. "Epic in technical scale but breathlessly intimate in narrative scope, Boyhood is a sprawling investigation of the human condition." - RT

- Filmosophers - Steve Coogan

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Starting Friday at the Orpheum Theatre, The Trip To Italy. "Michael Winterbottom'sThe Trip To Italy poster largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon- or semifictionalized versions thereof- on a restaurant tour around northern England.

In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy while indulging in sparkling banter. They enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri, while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman's vocal register, the artistic merits of "Jagged Little Pill," and, of course, the virtue of sequels."

"At its heart, The Trip to Italy is more than just a travelogue about food. It's about friendship and the appetite for experience we all share." - EW

The new releases include director David Fincher's highly anticipated Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike "The thriller of the year, a master-class in pacing and tension from one of the great American directors." - Austin American-Statesman
We'll talk about that and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings 11:30. - "Where do you stand on Michael Bublé?" - "On his windpipe." - The Trip To Italy

- Filmosophers - 20141107

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Starting Friday at the Orpheum- AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda. "Explores the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, who authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi." I remember seeing this book in many MIU dorm rooms. "Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries around the world, the documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, east and west and explores why millions today have turned their attention inwards, bucking the limitations of the material world in pursuit of self-realization." "...the story is compelling, as is the testimony of devotees, (including) Ravi Shankar, Deepak Chopra and George Harrison." - N.Y. Times. ~Reveal Your Self~

Inception Director Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated Interstellar opens this weekend. Chris has reviews of Whiplash and the Edward Snowden doc Citizenfour. We'll talk all this  and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays, 12:30 PM again Sunday mornings 11:30.
“If you keep running after too many hobbies you won’t have any time left for bliss.” - Yogananda


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