The Filmosophers Movie Talk

  • Fri
    May 29
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    May 31
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

This weeks new releases include the disaster spectacle, San Andreas, with "a great Cinemacast and outstanding special effects" that "asks you to check your brain at the door, sit back, and enjoy CGI buildings toppling like Legos." Also, writer-director Cameron Crowe's Aloha, with a stellar cast that includes Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Bill Murray, Rachel McAdams and John Krasinski. We're big fans of Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, Say Anything) and hoped this would be a sparkling film experience. But alas, the critics consensus is Aloha finds Crowe "at his most sentimental and least compelling." 

We'll talk about that, other new releases, give our reviews of the big Disney release Tomorrowland, a small film titled Lourdes 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.

Crowe displays a willingness to reach for ambitious ideas and big-hearted, emotionally naked moments that other name-brand filmmakers are too terrified to explore. Aloha is a big mess, but it's also at war with American cynicism, and wars get messy. - NPR