Orpheum Theatre

  • Fri
    Dec 12
    1:30 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Sun
    Dec 14
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

Boyhood posterHeld over this week at the Orpheum Theatre: Rosewater. "Timely, solidly acted, and unabashedly earnest, Rosewater serves as an impressive calling card for first-time director Jon Stewart."

This is the time of year when most award worthy films are released, so they'll be fresh in the voters minds. Director Richard Linklater's Boyhood was released last July, in the middle of summer blockbuster season. We found it so profoundly groundbreaking we predicted it would win the Oscars for Best Motion Picture and Best Director, seven months before the Oscars, without even knowing it's "competition". How do we feel about our predictions five months later? This article from Indiwire, published December 11th: 

"We've long since stopped trying to keep a tally, but chalk up yet another win for Richard Linklater's "Boyhood." The movie has been pretty much unstoppable this month, topping lists of critics, various publications and more, and has gone from dark horse contender to serious frontrunner. Well, you can add another tally mark for the film.

The New York Times film critic A.O. Scott revealed his top ten films of the year today, and Boyhood of course, is at the top and he is over the moon for it. "In my 15 years of professional movie reviewing, I can’t think of any film that has affected me the way 'Boyhood' did. It is not just that I was moved — I’m frequently moved — but that my critical impulse seemed to collapse, along with my ability to find the boundary between art and life," he wrote, adding: "...it took a second and a third viewing for me to appreciate the ingenuity of Richard Linklater’s idea and the artistry of his methods….It opens on American life and offers a progress report on our spiritual condition."

We'll talk about that, new releases, including films from Ridley Scott and Paul Thomas Anderson, 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's like, it's always right now." - Mason, Boyhood

  • Fri
    Oct 03
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Oct 05
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

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

  • Fri
    Aug 01
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Aug 03
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

Here's some news: new releases are now August 1, late in the traditional summer Earth To Echo posterblockbuster season to release what we believe will be one of the biggest box office summer funhouse movies of the year: Guardians Of The Galaxy. "A summer comic-book movie that effortlessly makes you feel like a wide-eyed, happy kid again." "Guardians of the Galaxy does the impossible. Through dazzle and dumb luck, it turns the clichés of comic-book films on their idiot heads and hits you like an exhilarating blast of fun-fun-fun." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone "While "Guardians" takes you down one after another crazy narrative turn, it also pulls you into - and, for the most part, keeps you in - a fully realized other world." - N.Y. Times "If you're old enough to remember when sci-fi and comic books were fun, "Guardians of the Galaxy" will be your new favorite movie. If you're not, it will set a standard for everything you see." - Joe Williams, St. Louis Post Dispatch

The fabulous A Hard Day's Night is held over at the Orpheum. The family film Earth To Echo also showing ~An adventure as big as the universe~ "This is a superior junior sci-fi yarn."

We'll also talk about watching Steven Spielberg's now classic first major movie release, forty years later: The Sugarland Express. Better than I remember, including one of modern America's greatly realized endings. All this on the Filmosophers Movie Talk show, 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. "He might have taken my gun, but he was never gonna use it."- Officer Slide, The Sugarland Express

  • Fri
    May 16
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    May 18
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

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

  • Fri
    Mar 21
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Mar 23
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

More good news from the Orpheum Theatre in Fairfield. 12 Years A Slave, the OscarOrpheum Theatre winner for Best Picture of the year starts Friday. Also, "the long wait will soon be over, as the south theater will be opening this May! To extend their programming for Fairfield, the Orpheum will be finishing renovation of the south theater, which will include new seats, digital projection, and 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound. The goal has always been to have one theater exhibit mainstream blockbuster films and the other exhibit independent films and host live performances. In order to make this happen, the Orpheum is looking to partner with large businesses in Fairfield to raise funds by offering discounted ticket prices to employees.  If interested, please contact Kristian Day at kristianday@gmail.com."

  • Fri
    Mar 14
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Mar 16
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

Another weekend, another Oscar nominated film at the Orpheum Theatre. Starting Friday, PhilomenaPhilomena, nominated in four categories, including Best Picture and Judi Dench for Best Actress. Also showing, three films by the great documentary filmmaker Les Blank, described as an American hero by the New Yorker. Blank was known for his "poetic, vibrant films that captured the lives, culture, food and music of people at the periphery of American society."  Full information posted Friday at OrpheumTheaterFairfield dot com.

There's more exciting Orpheum news. Coming soon is 12 Years A Slave, the Oscar winner for Best Picture and my personal prediction for 2014's best film of the year, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. Far-out; right-on and solid.

We'll talk about that, what we've seen and more, on the Filmosophers Movie Talk, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings at 11:30.

"I did a 5 movie Best Picture deal a couple weeks back. I almost didn't go to Philomena --- so glad I did.  It is WONDERFUL" -- Jim Rubis

  • Fri
    Jul 05
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jul 07
    9:00 am -
    9:30 am

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

Kristian Day will join us this week to fill in the very latest on Fairfield's Orpheum Orpheum TheatreMovie Theatre. Kristian's "put together a bullet list for for the show, there are a lot of things we are doing. For example, we've just been approved as a new location for the Community Cinema Program through ITVS. These are a series of films that we can show for free that have some sort of cultural value or impact."

We'll cover the new releases, including the The Lone Ranger and Despicable Me 2. In this tent-pole-heavy environment, we're also looking for the summer's breakout indie film. Can anything approach last year's Moonrise Kingdom and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel? The Way Way Back- a "funny and poignant coming of age story" is one possibility.

If you've been wondering what's up with Fairfield's Orpheum Movie Theatre, you'll find this show very informative. We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch, Shane & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM Central, repeated Sunday mornings at 9:00. Live stream @kruufm.com

"I'm from Iowa. I only work in outer space." - Capt. James T. Kirk