movies

  • Fri
    Jan 10
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jan 12
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

Nebraska movie posterWe're very excited that Nebraska is showing at the Orpheum Theatre in Fairfield. Nebraska's an example of the critically lauded films the Filmosopher's anticipated when the Orpheum opened. "Elegant in its simplicity and poetic in its message, Nebraska adds another stirringly resonant chapter to Alexander Payne's remarkable filmography (Sideways, The Descendants)." Featuring "a career-defining performance by Bruce Dern, Nebraska's one of the best films of the year, the work of a great director hitting his stride." Also at the Orpheum, Rural Route Films: Best Of Shorts. 11 amazing short films, including Magnetic Reconnection, a film about the regenerative power of nature and the futility of mankind's struggle against the natural processes. Features some of the best footage of the aurora borealis ever captured. "The most moving short film I have ever seen. It is stunning." - IMDB user. "Taking in a Rural Route program is like choosing the road less travelled, and seeing something new in our constantly amazing world." More at RuralRouteFilms dot com.

We have reviews of the highly lauded films Her and Inside Llewyn Davis, plus we'll tell you why every film fan should consider seeing Disney's Frozen on the big screen, as I did at the Ottumwa 8. And don't be late, one of the finest Disney cartoons ever created shows before. You'll especially resonate with it if you've seen the highly recommended Disney film Saving Mr. Banks. 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, again Sunday mornings, 11:30.      - Does he have Alzheimer's?  - No, he just believes what people tell him... ~ Nebraska

  • Fri
    Dec 27
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Dec 29
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

Opening this weekend at the Orpheum Theatre in Fairfield is The Book Thief. "Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of an The Book Thief posterextraordinary, spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her new parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all." "The Book Thief is a real throwback to classic Hollywood filmmaking for the entire family. It becomes more powerful for its handling of a difficult subject in an innovative way."- Mark Hobin

We'll talk about the new releases, two of the award-worthy films we saw, American Hustle; Saving Mr. Banks and more on 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, again Sunday mornings, 11:30. Chris, Bruce & Fairfield based movie critic Patricia Draznin highly recommend - Saving Mr. Banks

  • Fri
    Apr 19
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sun
    Apr 21
    8:00 am -
    8:30 am

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

movie theater imageMovie fans, this is your opportunity to create movie venue history. "The new Orpheum Theatre Fairfield (formerly the Co-Ed Theatre) needs an inspiring logo that will symbolize our new community movie theater, that's being redecorated in 1930's Art Deco theme. The Orpheum Theatre invites all artists and wannabe designers to submit their entries for the Orpheum Theatre LOGO Contest! Logo submissions for the contest should be in by April 30th, 2013. The designer of the winning entry will receive free movie tickets" (and perhaps more). More significantly, the winning logo will appear on all things Orpheum Theatre: literature, theater placards, embroidered clothing, business cards, website and Facebook pages, etc etc. Your logo will be a conspicuous and vital part of the progressive, creative portal that is the Orpheum Theatre Fairfield. A powerful addition to any résumé. For details, visit the Orpheum Theatre website: http://orpheumtheatrefairfield.org/ Special K Ken Malloy will stop in the studio to fill in more details and alert us to an exciting Orpheum Theatre event.

The free movie Friday night 7:30 at the FF Library: Academy Award Best Documentary, Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Highly recommended!

As always, we'll tell you about this week at the box office, cover the new releases and talk about what we've seen. 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 rebroadcast Sunday mornings at 9:00.

  • Fri
    Apr 05
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sun
    Apr 07
    8:00 am -
    8:30 am

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

Legendary American film critic Roger Ebert passed Thursday after a long bout with Roger Ebert thumbs upcancer. "Our father of film critics has left the building. Today is a day to take a pause. In my young adult life I couldn't wait until 11:30 pm Sunday night to watch Roger Ebert's show. It would set the tone of what films to watch for the week, and give me new insight into the message the film was trying to send." - Filmosopher Big Al Green 

Roger Ebert was a profound presence to all film fans and an immense influence to all of us who were inspired and blessed to work in film media. We'll offer our memories and pass along what others had to say on the Filmosophers show. Friday, 12:30 PM Central, repeated Sunday morning at 9:00.

"I'll see you at the movies." --The final words Ebert wrote to his readers.

  • Mon
    Mar 04
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am
  • Mon
    Mar 07
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Brent Marchant on "Get the Picture"

Conscious creation has been a hot topic for everyone from Oprah to Larry King and in Brent Marchantmovies like What The Bleep?! and The Secret. On this week's Writers' Voices will be discussing conscious creation and the movies. Monica Hadley and guest co-host Bruce Miller, of The Filmoshophers, will be talking with Brent Marchant, author of "Get the Picture: Conscious Creation Goes to the Movies". Using a wide variety of films, such as Vertigo, Good Night and Good Luck, Syriana, Sophie's Choice and more, as examples, Brent explains conscious creation, it's many concepts and the difficulties that arise in becoming conscious creators.

Brent Marchant, a student of metaphysics and a long-time movie lover, has a B.A. in magazine journalism and is a regular contributor to Belief.net, Vivid Life Radio, Divine Revolution,Sethnet Journal and Reality Change magazines. He currently lives in Chicago.

Don't miss this entertaining and empowering interview!

  • Fri
    Feb 01
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Mon
    Feb 04
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Making a Movie with Caterina Titus

Caty TitusFor most writers, going from concept to finished product is a mostly solitary pursuit, and getting across the finish line is largely dependent on your own efforts.  With the sefl-publishing technology available today, you don't necessarily need anyone else in order to publish your work. But for a screenwriter, getting the script finished is only half the battle - if that.  What does it take to get a movie made?

Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices this week as they talk to Caterina Titus, of www.rubystarproductions.com to learn more about the screenwriter's journey.  Caty is the co-writer of “Pyaar” - a social political feature film (with Stuart Tanner,) and romantic dramedy "Between Worlds" (with actor/director Ruben Pla.) Her goal is to create films that address the issues of globalization. For the last five years she has been developing a valuable network of contacts in the film industry as she focuses on getting her movies made.

  • Fri
    Nov 23
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Nov 25
    9:00 am -
    9:30 am

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

We hope you're enjoying the holiday season, which includes a plethora of new Life Of Pi imagemovies. School is out so Shane joins us in the studio. We're excited to tell you about Life Of Pi 3D (image). I watched in expanding joy as this extraordinary story and film experience unfolded, wondering how I can best inspire our audience to see this, and see it in 3D. Life Of Pi is a magnificent blend of imagination and technological wonder. A story our filmosophical audience will love. If you enjoy the inspiring movie experience, resonate intimately with spiritual seeking and the "unexpected plans God has for us", see Life Of Pi in 3D. This will take home Oscars and take you on an epic journey.

Chris Busch and I saw a magnificent trailer for Lincoln before watching The Master in mid September. After a small amount of research I decided this was going to win the Oscar for Best Picture. Shane and I saw it at the wonderful Fleur Theater (reminds me of our upcoming Orpheum Theater in Fairfield!) in Des Moines  last Saturday, on our way to Ames to watch his brother Forest sing in the Iowa All-State Music concert (wonderful! 600 voices strong). Lincoln was as good as it's trailer suggested. In all it's muted, sepia-toned history-lesson restraint, I'm confident Lincoln will be acknowledged as Oscar's Best Motion Picture of the year, anchored by Daniel Day-Lewis, perhaps the greatest actor of our time.

We'll cover other new releases, including the wonderful Silver Linings Playbook, Hitchcock, Rise Of The Guardians, and more. We're the Filmosophers, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays, 12:30 PM Central, again Sundays 9:00 AM. Live stream @kruufm.com "He said you have a story that would make me believe in God"- Life Of Pi

  • Fri
    Nov 16
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Nov 18
    9:00 am -
    9:30 am

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

This weekend Sheila Ross will join us in the studio for an update on Fairfield's movie theater imageupcoming new movie theater, or is that cinema? It's not certain yet, but it is certain the situation's very exciting for film fans living in this community. We're also trying to get Sheila to see as many movies as possible before the Filmosophers show... :) Free movie alert: Moonrise Kingdom, FF Library, Friday evening 7:30.

Chris Busch is one of the relatively few people in the world that has seen the (IMO) probable Best Picture Oscar winner Lincoln, since he's in LA and has access to one of only 11 theaters it was playing in this week. Lincoln opens nationwide Friday, but not Ottumwa-wide. That will be sometime in December, Vickie Schleif, the Ottumwa 8 Manager tells me. Which reminds me, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 premieres tonight, Thursday, not at the usual midnight time but at 10:00 PM. The Ottumwa 8 has sold well over 500 tickets so far and will use every one of their 8 screens if they sell enough tickets. This last minute flexable situation is much easier for them in the age of digital movie projection.

We'll talk about Skyfall, the latest and some say greatest Bond film. "This is what the big picture movie experience is all about"- Big Al Green. We'll also alert you to the intriguing French film The Hedgehog, inspired by the beloved New York Times bestseller, "The Elegance of the Hedgehog", by Muriel Barbery. "An enchanting grown-up fairy tale about the redemptive power of love." - Philadelphia Inquirer. All this 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. Live stream @kruufm.com

  • Fri
    Oct 26
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sun
    Oct 28
    8:00 am -
    8:30 am

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

We've been keeping you posted about replacing the Co-Ed Theater in Fairfield. It's Orpheum Theater signexciting to tell you things are moving forward- it's happening, dear film fans. In a theater meeting last night with Chris Johnson and about 12 others, Patricia Draznin mentioned folks lamenting the closing of the Co-Ed. She viewed this as an opportunity for a new, or newly renovated theater, providing an improved movie-going experience. We've always resonated with this. There are too many conscious people here who love the movies! The "Co-Ed" will be no-more. It was originally named "The Orpheum" and current indications are that will name will return. If you're a film fan you have reasons to get excited about about a marvelous addition to Fairfield's cultural distict. We'll keep you posted with more details as they happen.

The Wachowski Brothers, now the Wachowski Siblings, made The Matrix, IMO one of the great filmosophical films of our time (first one only) and a fave for many of us. I vividly remember seeing it opening night at the Co-Ed in 1999. We had movie posters for everyone and I remember rushing down to Phil Scott afterward exclaiming "They could call this The Maya!" Everyone was jazzed. We've been waiting for another film from them that may entertain and inspire us to a similar degree ever since. Indications are their new film Cloud Atlas may come close. 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 Central, again Sundays 9:00 AM. Live stream @kruufm.com "Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future. Everything is connected." - Cloud Atlas

  • Fri
    Oct 12
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sun
    Oct 14
    8:00 am -
    8:30 am

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

The Filmosophers are inspired to report Samsara will be showing at the Bijou Cinema on the University Of Iowa campus, starting Friday, 10/12. Samsara "is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five Samsara posteryears and in twenty-five countries, Samsara transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders.  By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, Samsara subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern." From all we've learned, Samsara is a must-see for fans of the filmosophical experience. Our inspiring friend, transformational artist and film fan David Todd of "Bell & Todd Arts" described Samsara as "a remarkable film and experience!" Find show times and more at the Bijou's website: http://bijou.uiowa.edu/

We'll also talk about new releases getting great buzz, including Ben Affleck's Argo; writer/director Martin McDonagh's Seven Psycopaths; Middle of Nowhere, winner of the Best Director Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival: "an elegant, powerfully emotional and courageous film" and more. 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 9:00. "Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience." - Samsara