• Fri
    Dec 26
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Dec 28
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

Elf posterHeld over at the Orpheum: The Theory Of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne as the young astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. "I saw The Theory of Everything tonight, glad I went. Very powerfully done!"- Ken "Special K" Chawkin

We'll alert you to the new releases, including the on, then off, now on again release of The Interview. I agree with Mike Hale of the New York Times who wrote “the only real mystery is how something this ordinary could have caused so much agitation.”

I've watched Elf, starring Will Ferrell twice this holiday season and it remains my favorite Christmas movie. I laugh, I'm entertained and best of all, it rallies the Christmas spirit. I'll offer why I feel this is a holiday classic. "One of those rare Christmas comedies that has a heart, a brain and a wicked sense of humor" - Roger Ebert. "Jon Favreau's direction has a relaxed, swinging rhythm, a reflection of the hipster nonchalance that has defined his acting style." - AO Scott, N.Y. Times. "Funny and intelligently made, a film for kids and adults that's both sweet and sardonic. It takes the clash between the world as we know it and the world as it exists in Christmas stories and exploits that contrast to expert comic effect. - Mick LaSalle, S.F. Chronicle. "Elf's an example of the good things that can happen when hipsters do it on the square. It manages to be both genuinely sweet and just a teensy bit wised up, bringing sophisticated glee and a sense of innocent fun to what could have been a moribund traditional family film."- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

We'll talk about this 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. "This holiday, discover your inner elf"