movies

  • Fri
    May 23
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sun
    May 25
    10:30 am -
    11:00 am

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

Starting this weekend at the Orpheum Theatre, yet another critically praised film: Locke posterLocke, starring Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises; Inception). "A one-man show set in a single confined location, Locke demands a powerful performance, and gets it from a never-more-compelling Tom Hardy." "One of my favorite movies of the last couple years. Great script, Tom Hardy is brilliant!" Chris Busch sees a Best Actor Oscar nomination- "it's a lock." The Orpheum also rocks with many live events. We suggest bookmarking OrpheumTheaterFairfield.com and joining their email list.

Another weekend in the summer movie season, another "blockbuster" release. Opening Friday: X-Men: Days Of Future Past. The buzz is very good: "as intoxicating as a shot of adrenaline. It's what summer movies are meant to be."- Washington Post

This month's free film at the FF Library is Philomena, with Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. It's a wonderful film experience. "A true story that takes unexpected, unusually poignant turns. Dench is not the only reason to see this unapologetic crowd-pleaser, but she is the best one." Friday evening, 7:30.

We'll talk about this, what we've seen and continue our summer movie preview, 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. Locke: "A man, a car, a hands-free mobile device. And it is extraordinary." - Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Thu
    May 15
    12:00 pm -
    12:00 pm
  • Tue
    May 20
    7:00 am -
    7:00 am

Fairfield's Movie Man Part 2

Join host, Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y.

This week Andrew Tint talks with Orpheum Theater's Modern American Cinema's Kristian Day, Fairfield's filmic renaissance man and Orpheum impressario.

Kristian Day attended the University of Colorado at Denver in the Music Industry Studies program. In 2006, he began recording soundtracks for films such as 100 Tears (2007), Am I Evil (2007), and Ron Atkins' Mutilation Mile (2009). He alsooffered sound design for the Saw IV (2007) music video of Solidium's 'Trapped'.

In 2008, Kristian began directing and producing his own movies. His short films have played all over the world including Austria, Greece, and Italy. His films have also been screened at various festivals in cities across the United States including Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.

  • Fri
    May 02
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sun
    May 04
    10:30 am -
    11:00 am

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

Under The Skin posterStarting Friday at the Orpheum Theatre in Fairfield, the "arty sci-fi thriller" Under The Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien in human form on a journey through Scotland. Directed by Jonathan Glazer who made Sexy Beast, a film we've recommended several times. Likewise, Skin is getting good and intriguing reviews. "A direct descendant of Nicolas Roeg's classic The Man Who Fell to Earth, Under the Skin is the kind of movie people will be talking about, dissecting and puzzling over for years."- Detroit News. "A cinematic Rubik's Cube that snaps together surprisingly easily, yet whose larger meanings remain tantalizingly out of reach."- Boston Globe

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens nationwide this weekend, available to see in 2 and 3D at the Ottumwa 8 Theatre. Also, we're into the month of July in our summer movie preview. It includes Richard Linklater's groundbreaking film Boyhood, a genuine coming of age movie that used the same actors over 12 years. Also the Wachowski's (The Matrix) Jupiter Ascending. We'll discuss that 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. "When people say they're tired of seeing the same stories regurgitated over and over again, this is the answer."- Channing Tatum on Jupiter Ascending (I hope... :)

  • Fri
    Apr 18
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sun
    Apr 20
    10:30 am -
    11:00 am

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

The well reviewed animated film Mr Peabody & Sherman starts Friday at the Fairfield Heaven Is For Real posterOrpheum Theatre. "A smart, funny and beautifully designed feature" - N.Y. Post. This is fun for kids and the adults that remember the Mr. Peabody and Sherman segments on The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show. The Book Thief is showing free at the FF library Friday evening.
 
The very filmosophical Heaven Is for Real opened Wednesday and is showing at the Ottumwa 8. It's the "true story of a small-town father (Greg Kinnear) who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary near-death experience with the world." I'm excited to see this and hope to watch with my son Shane and friend Thomas "TJ" Gates, who experienced a profound near-death experience, or NDE. Our conversation while driving home will be intriguing! “Gentle, well-meaning and suffused with the easygoing tolerance that largely characterizes its small Midwestern community setting, Heaven Is For Real is well timed to coincide with collective speculation on transcendence in its varied, most inexplicable forms.”- Ann Hornaday, "Washington Post"

We'll talk about that, start our summer movie preview and more, on the Filmosophers Movie Talk show, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays, 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings 11:30. Heaven Is for Real "is so down-to-earth and supernatural at the same time, you better buckle up. I've been blessed with faith and belief in Jesus, Mary, heaven, and angels. So like the pastor in this movie, these weren’t new concepts. It’s seeing them with new eyes that will change your heart and actions, possibly and hopefully forever." - Marya Jauregui, CatholicMom.com

  • Fri
    Apr 11
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sun
    Apr 13
    10:30 am -
    11:00 am

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

If you haven't had a chance to see The Grand Budapest Hotel yet, you're in luck. The Grand Budapest Hotel posterIt's been held over for another week at the Orpheum Theatre. We've seen it, Chris twice, and it's delightful. The critics consensus: "Typically stylish but deceptively thoughtful, The Grand Budapest Hotel finds Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom; Rushmore) once again using ornate visual environments to explore deeply emotional ideas." 

If anyone can get me to watch a vampire film, it's Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog- The Way Of The Samurai). His latest Only Lovers Left Alive is getting good reviews. "...functioning beautifully as both an inventory of Jarmusch's literary, philosophical, and musical interests, and a larger comment on the follies of human existence. One of the best films of 2014."  

We'll talk about that, more new releases, what we've seen and more, on Filmosophers Movie Talk, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM CDT, again Sunday mornings, 11:30. The Grand Budapest Hotel "This is about as fun as movie-going gets." - Anthony Morris, The Vine

  • Fri
    Apr 04
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sun
    Apr 06
    10:30 am -
    11:00 am

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

The Grand Budapest Hotel posterWes Anderson's (Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore) The Grand Budapest Hotel is the film we've most anticipated this year, since seeing the delightful first trailer last December. "A flume ride through the imagination of one of the most creative minds making movies today, and the pleasure curls your toes." "I'm not sure what the formal definition of a masterpiece is, but "The Grand Budapest Hotel" strikes me as something very close."  It begins a two week run at the Fairfield Orpheum Theatre. And there's more: THE GRAND BUDAPEST COSTUME PARTY! The Orpheum will be hosting a costume party with a GBH theme. They want to see 1930's European clothes with bright colors such as reds, purples, violets, and gold. The costume party will take place during the 7:30 & 9:30 shows on Friday night, April 4th. There will also be an encore costume party on Friday, April 11th for both 7:30 & 9:30 showtimes. Research the film to get ideas. "Wes Anderson's captivating 1930s-set caper offers a vibrant and imaginative evocation of an earlier, more elegant era. Every frame is carefully composed like the illustrations from a beloved book, characters are precisely centered; costumes are elaborately literal." Also note there will be a Friday matinee. Fri & Sat: 2:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 9:45 PM; Sun: 2:00 PM, 7:30 PM; Tue - Thu: 7:30 PM Call the Orpheum for more info: 641-209-5008

We'll also cover new releases, including the well reviewed Captain America: The Winter Soldier. "The best kind of blockbuster comic-book movie, tweaking the brain while dazzling the eye." Available in 2 & 3D at the Ottumwa 8 Theatre. We're 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. "You're looking so well darling, you really are. I don't know what sort of cream they put on you down at the morgue but, I want some." - G.B.H.

  • Fri
    Mar 21
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sun
    Mar 23
    10:30 am -
    11:00 am

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 07
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Mar 09
    10:30 am -
    11:00 am

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

It's only the first week of the third month of the year, and we've already had the Orpheum Theatrerelease of 2014's best animated feature film- Lego, and Friday, the best picture- Wes Anderson's all-star-cast-filled The Grand Budapest Hotel, at least according to this Filmosopher. And we haven't even seen the latter. There are signs its coming to Fairfield someday, hopefully soon!

More Oscar nominated film enjoyment arrives at the Orpheum Theatre. August: Osage County starts Friday, with two major acting nominations: Meryl Streep was nominated for Best Actress, and Julia Roberts for Supporting Actress. Also showing: Gimme Shelter, starring Vanessa Hudgens, James Earl Jones and Brendan Fraser, "based on the true story of 16-year-old Agnes "Apple" Bailey's struggle for survival and the hope of redemption through the harsh realities of life on the streets."

We'll cover last Sunday's Oscar awards, new releases, what we've seen (Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises) and alert you to the fascinating new doc Particle Fever on the Filmosophers Movie Talk, 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. "Well, alright, alright, alright" - Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey

Author Dean Sluyter will be discussing his new book, Cinema Nirvana, Enlightenment Lessons from the Movies. Dean uses some of the great films of the past seventy years to teach lessons on enlightenment. http://www.deansluyter.com/content/cinema-nirvana

  • Fri
    Jan 24
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jan 26
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

Inside Llewyn Davis poster

 

The best films of the year continue to make their appearance at Fairfield's fine new Orpheum Theatre. This week it's the Coen Brother's (True Grit; No Country For Old Men) Inside Llewyn Davis, which so far has garnered 29 awards from 69 nominations, including 2 Oscar noms- Cinematography & Sound Mixing. "One of the Coens' richest, strangest and most potent films. Brilliantly acted, gorgeously shot and altogether captivating." Also showing: Bettie Page Reveals All. "Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Mori's scintillating, sincere and empathetic portrait of the pinup queen, told in her own words for the first time."

We'll talk about new releases, what we've seen and delve more into this year's Oscar nominations. We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM Central, again Sunday mornings at 11:30. "If it was never new, and it never gets old, then it's a folk song." - Llewyn Davis