Archive of Filmosophers'

- 20120810 - Filmosophers

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Texas Ted Burghoff joins Bruce and Shane in the studio this weekend. We sawMoonrise Kingdom photo Total Recall together and our experience was quite different than many others. We'll cover the three new wide releases, including The Bourne Legacy, "the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise", with Fairfield's own Neil Cunningham; The Campaign, a "crude brand of political satire" and Hope Springs the best reviewed of the three, "led by a pair of mesmerizing performances from Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones." It's a gentle, yet poignant story of reinvigorating a 31 year marriage. An Oscar Best Picture The Artist shows Friday evening (8/10) at the FF Library, free!

You may have heard us, or read our Filmosopher's blog extolling Wes Anderson's (Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore) joyful film Moonrise Kingdom (image). We're excited to tell you it starts Friday at the Co-Ed Theatre. This continues their recent history of booking splendid indie films (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, etc.). If so inspired, let Marilou and the staff know that's appreciated.

Shane and I saw the sweet, loving documentary Being Elmo, available at the FF Library, about Kevin Clash the puppeteer who created and "is" the Elmo millions worldwide came to love on Sesame Street. We'll talk about that and more on the Filmosophers, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM Central, again Sundays, 9:00 AM. "Jiminy cricket, he flew the coop!" - Moonrise Kingdom

- Filmosophers - 20120803 - Filmosophers

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This weekend we'll talk about the wide releases: Total Recall (What is reality?); Jiro Dreams Of Sushi poster Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (goofy family comedy); the limited releases, including: Celeste And Jesse Forever ("shrewd rom-com"); the documentaries, including You've Been Trumped ("the wealthy exert their will") and the exceptional Jiro Dreams of Sushi ("elegant, spare and tantalizing") which is available on DVD at the FF Library.

We're excited to let you know that maybe... just maybe, the Wachowskis have finally made the movie fans have been waiting for since experiencing their classic, and our favorite, which for me is also the most spiritual film of my time- The Matrix.

We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch, Bruce and Shane Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions". Fridays at 12:30 PM Central, again Sundays at 9:00 AM. "Everything is connected"- Cloud Atlas

- 20120727 - Filmosophers

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Searching For Sugar Man poster

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)

- 20120720 - Filmosophers

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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 @kruufm.com

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

- 20120706 - Filmosophers

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We have some good movies to talk about- from the blockbusters: The Amazing Moonrise Kingdom photoSpider-Man, to the indies: Wes Anderson's highly anticipated Moonrise Kingdom, with Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton & Bruce Willis. Also hear about the delightfully filmosophical The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the ribald, low brow Ted and more. We're The Filmosophers, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions", with Chris Busch, Bruce Miller and summertime junior sidekick Shane Miller. Fridays at 12:30 PM, repeat Sundays, 9:00 AM.

Jiminy cricket, he flew the coop!- Moonrise Kingdom

- 20120629 - Filmosophers

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We first learned just how enjoyable The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is from good friend and guest host Big Al Green, who saw it in Iowa City- reporting there were a fair amount of others there from Fairfield. The feedback was enthusiastic. Since then we've received several requests for it to be shown locally. Theatre Manager Marilou Parsons heard us, and forwarded on the requests.

We're delighted to tell you The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel opens in Fairfield, Friday, 6/29. "A dream cast led by Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, and Bill Nighy lights up John (Shakespeare in Love) Madden's film- a story of late-life awakenings and self-discovery in India. Its ace in the hole is its pungent depiction of Jaipur's teeming streets, which gives a blinding splash of color. Impossible to resist."   

We'll tell you about the new releases and what we've seen on video, including Jeff, Who Lives At Home a film by the Duplass brothers, which junior reviewer Shane Miller described as "a spiritual comedy". 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, and again Sundays at 9:00 AM.

- 20120622 - Filmosophers

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This weekend we'll talk about new films in theaters, including Brave, the 13thKumare poster release from Pixar; Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, a "mashup of history lesson and monster flick" and the (possibly!) filmosophical Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Sometimes we're not sure what to say about a film if we haven't seen it. You'll usually get a feel from critic's consensus. But as you're aware (and awareness is the key), the spiritual or filmosophically inclined movie fan's experience of films can be quite different from mainstream perceptions. This may be true about Seeking a Friend... and especially so for the documentary- Kumaré. "The true story about a false prophet. Kumaré follows American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi as he transforms himself into a Indian guru, hoping to prove the absurdity of blind faith. Instead, he finds himself forging profound connections with people from all walks of life."

We'll alert you to small gems that may get lost amongst the "blockbusters", including Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom; Safety Not Guaranteed and Beasts Of The Southern Wild, which sounds fascinating! "An exceptional American independent feature that deserves the best efforts to tap audiences that would surely embrace it." "Few more brazenly cinematic pieces will come our way this year." We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays, 12:30 PM Central repeated Sundays 9:00 AM. "I fake so much I forget who I was" - Kumaré

- 20120615 - Filmosophers

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- 20120608 - Filmosophers

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- 20120601 - Filmosophers

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Arrietty posterAlice Cooper, sing it: School's out for the summer! That means Filmosopher junior reviewer Shane Miller will be in the studio. Just in time, too as we saw the latest animated treasure from Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away): The Secret World of Arrietty. These are films Shane and I have grown to love, and Arrietty is no exception. Folks are noting Pixar is releasing it's first film with a female hero: Brave (6/22). Miyazaki and Ghibli have been doing this since Kiki's Delivery Service in 1989. Arrietty continues that evolved perspective: "Studio Ghibli's best film since Miyazaki's eco-fable masterpiece Spirited Away. Its story is impeccably paced, its look beautifully imagined, and its drama perfectly built-up. Bristles, underfoot, with some delightful feminism and environmentalism."

We'll talk about that, the latest blockbuster releases and the wonderfully filmosophical Certified Copy, starring a radiant Juliette Binoche. We're the Filmosophers, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions". Fridays at 12:30 PM Central, rebroadcast Sundays at noon.

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Friday, May 25, 2012 is the 35th Anniversary of the opening of the iconic film Star 5-25-77 posterWars. It's also the day filmmaker Patrick Read Johnson (Spaced Invaders) will depart Wadsworth, Illinois, "in my 1975 Ford Pinto, on a 30-day, cross-country, road-trip Kickstarter campaign to finally bring 5-25-77 to the screen." There will be a test screening of 5-25-77 Saturday night at the Sondheim. We'll talk with Mr. Johnson about his film and his current adventure, soon to be known as Hearts of Dorkness: A Filmmaker's Oddyssey.

We'll also talk about the much anticipated opening of Men In Black 3; the highly praised Moonrise Kingdom, the latest from one of our fave filmmakers- Wes Anderson (Rushmore) and more. We're the Filmosophers, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions".

- The Death Star would take out the Enterprise with one shot.

- The Enterprise has deflector shields!! - 5-25-77

- Filmosophers - 20120525 - Patrick Read Johnson

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Friday, May 25, 2012 is the 35th Anniversary of the opening of the iconic film Star Wars. It's also the day filmmaker Patrick Read Johnson (Spaced Invaders) will depart Wadsworth, Illinois, "in my 1975 Ford Pinto, on a 30-day, cross-country, road-trip Kickstarter campaign to finally bring 5-25-77 to the screen." There will be a test screening of 5-25-77 Saturday night at the Sondheim. We'll talk with Mr. Johnson about his film and his current adventure, soon to be known as Hearts of Dorkness: A Filmmaker's Oddyssey.

- 20120518 - Filmosophers

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- 20120511 - Filmosophers

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- 20120420 - Filmosophers

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- 20120309 - Filmosophers

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- 20120302 - Filmosophers

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- 20120224 - Filmosophers

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Oscar statueFor many film fans it's the biggest weekend of the year: the Academy Awards show is Sunday night, February 26th. If you enjoy picking out who will win, the Fairfield Public Library has an Academy Awards contest. Pick up a ballot at the library and present or renew your library card. There are three gift basket prizes on display, each with an Oscar nominated film on DVD: The Help; Hugo and Midnight In Paris. We'll have library Director Rebecca Huggins on with us to talk about it.

We'll also make our annual picks for who we think will win the Oscars. We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosphical discussions."

"I am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward to the show." - Billy Crystal

- 20120217 - Filmosophers

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- 20120210 - Filmosophers

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- 20120127 - Filmosophers

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- 20110826 - Filmosophers

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