Filmosopher's co-host Chris Busch is in New York, so we're posting a Filmosopher's show blog celebration. Burt Chojnowski, "Fairfield First! Buzz" icon, documentary filmmaker and cultural-district innovator will once again co-host the show. We'll have esteemed Fairfield Public Library Director Rebecca Huggins in the studio to talk about their 2ND FRIDAY FREE FILM: The Wind Journeys. (click on Read More below to continue)
Shrek Forever After opens Friday, Robin Hood last Friday and Iron Man 2 the week before. Three "tentpole" films in a row means one thing- it's the summer blockbuster movie season! We'll talk about that and alert you to other new releases, including the well reviewed MacGruber: "Will Forte brings Saturday Night Live's clueless soldier of fortune to the big screen, a gleefully silly action parody that doesn't run out of steam before it's over." [Click "READ MORE" below to continue.]
Have you heard about films at the Fairfield Public Library? It's a very cool thing. They also have more interesting DVD titles available than many of us are aware of. Lots more than just movies. So it's time to have Rebecca Huggins, the Director of the Fairfield Library on the Filmosophers movie talk show. Rebecca will tell us about showing tonight's film Sommers Town and much more.
We've been anxious to see the documentary Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 since first learning about it months ago. We've finally seen it, a filmosophical experience for both. We look forward to reviewing it today and will make sure Rebecca gets a copy for the library.
Hear about new theater, DVD releases and more at 12:30 today, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, where we share our filmosophy on the movies and have filmosophical discussions.
"It was too strange to be painful."
Harvard Beats Yale 29-29
Next Friday (7/24) we'll check in live with Burt Chojnowski, from Comic Con in San Diego, described by RottenTomatoes as the "annual gathering of pop culture geekery, including comics, anime, movies, TV, and more." Burt will alert us to Avatar, Green Lantern, Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, District 9 and more. He'll talk about hanging out with Tim Burton, Terry Gillian, James Cameron and Robert Zemeckis.
Friday we'll tell you about 2 new films that are perfect for a Filmosopher.
Richard Beymer (West Side Story) recently finished Passing Of A Saint, his documentary of the grand cremation ceremony for Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. We'll tell you about it and let you know how you can see it.
We'll also talk live with Dutch filmmaker Renée Scheltema about her new film, Something Unknown. Inspired by profound events in her life, Renée spent the next 9 years creating the fascinating "spiritual journey into the science behind psychic phenomena." (somethingunknown.com)
First impulse is to write this is a big weekend for movie fans, but it seems like we hear this almost every weekend. Let's put it this way- if you enjoy movies, if you're a fan of the film industry, a fan of film technology, interested in box office handicapping (what film will be seen the most this year?), and if the word Pixar peaks your attention, this is indeed a big weekend in southeast Iowa. All because the Pixar film Up opens nationwide today and will be showing in 3D in Ottumwa.
We took a tour of the Ottumwa 8 Theatre projector room with Manager Vickie Schleif and saw the brand new computerized digital projector that will be showing Up. We'll hear some of that experience today on the Filmosophers.
Co-hosts Chris Busch and Bruce Miller will also have reviews, previews and more on the Filmosophers- where we give our filmosophy on the movies and have filmosophical discussions.
Some of you may remember Ironman came out early in the "summer season" last year and turned out to be one of the best blockbusters of the year. It looks like the same may be true with Star Trek. The buzz is hot. Currently there are 219 reviews on rottentomatoes and 210 are thumbs-up, an incredible 96% approval rating, the best-reviewed entry in the series. The consensus: Star Trek reignites a classic franchise with action, humor, a strong story, and brilliant visuals, and will please traditional Trekkies and new fans alike. Chris Busch and Bruce Miller will have reviews.
Plus we'll have the second half of our big summer movie preview.
Spock: We are traveling at warp speed. How did you manage to beam aboard the ship?
Kirk: You're the genius. You figure it out.
Ladies & Gentlemen, welcome to the big top, under the main tent. Today is officially unofficially the beginning of the film industry's big tent-pole summer movie season. X-Men Origins: Wolverine open's everywhere today.
Filmosopher co-hosts Chris Busch & Bruce Miller are excited about the summer movie season. We'll look at some upcoming releases, including Michael Mann (Thief; Heat- a classic) directing Johnny Depp with John Dillinger's big guns (Yes!); Pixar's latest; J.J. Abram (Lost, Alias)'s prequel vision of Star Trek; Quentin Tarantino's first war saga. Meryl Streep, perhaps our best actor, had major hits the last 2 summers with Momma Mia and The Devil Wears Prada. This time she plays the 6'2" first celebrity chef. There's so much more. Summer movies are here, baby.
"Your father was captain of a starship for twelve minutes. He saved 800 lives, including yours. I dare you to do better." ~ Star Trek
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Special K Malloy will be live with Big B-from St Louie in the balcony today. Co-host Chris Busch is in N.Y. hanging with David Lynch, Paul McCartney and other acquaintances (davidlynchfoundation.org). I wish Chris had a camera and mic wired up to him.
Ken will bring in a book- "The American Film Institute" (desk reference). With it we'll be able to discuss decade by decade movie history; all time great movie quotes; AFI's Top 100 funniest movies of all time;Top 50 all time box office Hits; Films selected to the National Film registry, Library of Congress, etc, etc.
The year of Slumdog Millionaire in the movie world is a Filmosopher delight. An expression of enlightening awareness.
A boy's epic journey of faith in Love, set among the unlikeliest of places. A swirling vortex of color, music and movement, blended into an exhilarating experience by the brilliant Danny Boyle. Did you see it coming with Trainspotting?
Superstar Big Al Green will join us and surely wax eloquently about his Slumdog Millionaire experience.
We'll also talk about the Oscars and last Sunday's show. (Hint- we loved it!)
It's the Filmosophers, with co-hosts Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, where we give our filmosophy on the movies and have filmosophical discussions.
Slumdog Millionaire "was the most moving picture I have seen for a while that left me with a feeling of great hope." - Big Al