Russ Collins http://wemu.org en Cinema Chat: Academy Awards Weekend http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-academy-awards-weekend <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <link href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/galanty-miller/the-academy-awards-movies-to-win_b_4844655.html" rel="standout" /> </p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <meta content="Cinema Chat, Oscars, Hollywood, movies, podcast" name="news_keywords" /> </p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>There is plenty of Hollywood and movie related news this week, and there are some new films showing this weekend. 89.1 WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO, Russ Collins, have the breakdown for you.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">It's <strong><em>Cinema Chat</em></strong> and you can listen right here:</p><div>&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137031599&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:04:16 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 42137 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Academy Awards Weekend Charlie Chaplin's Novel, Death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Monuments Men and More! http://wemu.org/post/charlie-chaplins-novel-death-phillip-seymour-hoffman-monuments-men-and-more <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This week's edition of&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Cinema Chat,&nbsp;</em>Michigan Theater Director, Russ Collins sits down to talk with WEMU's&nbsp;Program Director, Patrick Campion to talk about about the latest upcoming movies downtown and around town.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Cinema Chat</em>&nbsp;is a regular feature heard each Thursday during&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU.</em></strong></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/133386724&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><div> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 16:54:31 +0000 Russ Collins & Patrick Campion 41179 at http://wemu.org Charlie Chaplin's Novel, Death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Monuments Men and More! Cinema Chat: Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?' 'Spinning Plates' and more http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-man-who-tall-happy-spinning-plates-and-more <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127543119&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=true&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p><div><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Host David Fair sits down with Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins for a most entertaining conversation on movies, culture and live events to be experienced in the Ypsi-Ann Arbor area each week. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Russ calls in for this edition of 89.1 </span>WEMU's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Cinema Chat due to the wintry road conditions.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:41:27 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 39727 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?' 'Spinning Plates' and more Cinema Chat: Saving Mr. Banks, American Hustle, It’s A Wonderful Life, and more! http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-saving-mr-banks-american-hustle-it-s-wonderful-life-and-more <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 24px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(124, 103, 89); background-repeat: repeat repeat;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;In this week's installment of&nbsp;</span><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Cinema Chat,</em></strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">WEMU's&nbsp;Bob Eccles and Michigan Theater Director Russ Collins look into what's playing downtown and around town. </span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 24px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(124, 103, 89); background-repeat: repeat repeat;">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/125594215&amp;color=00ff3a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 24px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(124, 103, 89); background-repeat: repeat repeat;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"><em>Cinema Chat </em>is a regular feature heard each Thursday during&nbsp;</span><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU.</em></strong></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 24px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(124, 103, 89); background-repeat: repeat repeat;"> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:31:58 +0000 Bob Eccles & Russ Collins 39227 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Saving Mr. Banks, American Hustle, It’s A Wonderful Life, and more! Cinema Chat: 'Frozen,' 'Black Nativity' and more http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-frozen-black-nativity-and-more <p>Every Thursday is movie day on WEMU's Morning Edition. David Fair is &nbsp;joined by The Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins for the weekly feature, <em>Cinema Chat</em>.</p><p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:43:49 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 38608 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: 'Frozen,' 'Black Nativity' and more Cinema Chat: The Michigan Theater Book, A Miles Davis Movie, Blue is the Warmest Color and More http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-michigan-theater-book-miles-davis-movie-blue-warmest-color-and-more <p></p><p>Click below to listen to "Cinema Chat" with WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins.</p><p></p><p><strong>The Michigan Theater Book -- goes on sale Tuesday, <span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT4136_com_zimbra_date">November 19</span> at Michigan Theater</strong></p><p>The Michigan Theater has been featured in commercials, billboards, films, and even a music LP from the 1960s, but has never had its own book – until now. Dr. Henry Aldridge, an Eastern Michigan University film professor emeritus and theater scholar, has written a new full-color, photo-illustrated book that explores the first 80 years of the theater’s life and how it ties into the histories of Ann Arbor and film. He also includes key local figures from along the way: manager Gerry Hoag, organist Paul Tompkins, Ann Arbor mayor Lou Belcher, philanthropist Margaret Towsley and her daughter Judy Rumelhart, and the theater’s staff and volunteers.&nbsp; Aldridge has a deep connection to the Michigan Theater. In 1979, he and a group of other concerned citizens helped rescue the theater and its rare Barton organ from the wrecking ball. He continues to lead the theater’s organ program, give visitor tours, and teach a film appreciation course. Despite his extensive knowledge of the theater, Aldridge still spent three years immersed in the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library archives, Michigan Theater Foundation meeting minutes, Ann Arbor News articles, and interviews with past and present staff members. “Unlike most histories of individual theaters,” Aldridge says, “this book is thoroughly researched, carefully documented, lavishly illustrated, but written in a style that general readers will find interesting and colorful.”&nbsp; A paperback edition of the book will be available for purchase starting the week of <span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT4137_com_zimbra_date">November 19</span> at the Michigan Theater, Nicola’s Books, Literati Bookstore, Bookbound Bookstore, Crazy Wisdom Bookstore &amp; Tearoom, and Kaleidoscope Books &amp; Collectibles. The Michigan Theater will also carry a limited edition hardcover and provide a discounted price to Michigan Theater members for both versions.</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:18:25 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 37729 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: The Michigan Theater Book, A Miles Davis Movie, Blue is the Warmest Color and More Cinema Chat: Halloween 2013 Edition http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-halloween-2013-edition <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins paid his weekly visit with David Fair for this week's installment of Cinema Chat:</span></p><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden " style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; "><div class="field-items" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); "><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; "><div> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:00:11 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins & Russ Coll 37091 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Halloween 2013 Edition Cinema Chat: The Summit, Nebraska, Nosferatu, NT Live: Macbeth, and more! http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-summit-nebraska-nosferatu-nt-live-macbeth-and-more <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">In this week's installment of Cinema Chat, WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins cover Hollywood news and a look at the gamut of movies available in the area over the coming weekend. </span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:37:00 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 36776 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: The Summit, Nebraska, Nosferatu, NT Live: Macbeth, and more! Cinema Chat: Salinger, Thanks For Sharing, Prisoners and more http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-salinger-thanks-sharing-prisoners-and-more <p>This week's Cinema Chat with David Fair and Russ Collins:</p><p></p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:08:32 +0000 Russ Collins & David Fair 35235 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Salinger, Thanks For Sharing, Prisoners and more Cinema Chat: Telluride Film Festival, Austenland, The Attack, The Family and More http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-telluride-film-festival-austenland-attack-family-and-more <p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:15:53 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 34893 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Telluride Film Festival, Austenland, The Attack, The Family and More Cinema Chat: Europa Report, Prince Avalanche, The Audience, and more! http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-europa-report-prince-avalanche-audience-and-more <p>In this week's installment of Cinema Chat, WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins cover Hollywood news and a look at the gamut of movies available in the area over the coming weekend.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:28:01 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 34634 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Europa Report, Prince Avalanche, The Audience, and more! Cinema Chat: The Butler, Jobs, Blue Jasmine, Storm Surfers 3-D, Kick-Ass 2 and More http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-butler-jobs-blue-jasmine-storm-surfers-3-d-kick-ass-2-and-more <p>In this week's installment of Cinema Chat, WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins cover Hollywood news and a look at the gamut of movies available in the area over the coming weekend.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:45:02 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 33644 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: The Butler, Jobs, Blue Jasmine, Storm Surfers 3-D, Kick-Ass 2 and More Cinema Chat: The Oscars, Traverse City Film Festival, Elysium, We're the Millers and More http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-oscars-traverse-city-film-festival-elysium-were-millers-and-more <p>In this week's installment of "Cinema Chat" WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins explore a lot of the movies available to you this weekend.&nbsp;</p><p>But, the conversation began with talk of movie awards, specifically, The Oscars and those generated at the Traverse City Film Festival.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:55:43 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 33329 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: The Oscars, Traverse City Film Festival, Elysium, We're the Millers and More Cinema Chat: Low Winter Sun, The Wolverine, Renoir, The To do List and More http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-low-winter-sun-wolverine-renoir-do-list-and-more <p>As is the case every Thursday morning, WEMU's David Fair was joined today by Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins for a little movie talk.</p><p>In this week's installment of "Cinema Chat", Dave and Russ chatted about some news out of Hollywood,&nbsp; and a long list of movies that are available for your viewing pleasure in the days ahead!</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:07:54 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 32683 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Low Winter Sun, The Wolverine, Renoir, The To do List and More Cinema Chat: Pacific Rim, Grown Ups 2, Federico Fellini and More http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-pacific-rim-grown-ups-2-federico-fellini-and-more <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Every Thursday at 7:40am, WEMU's David Fair visits with the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater to cover Hollywood news, and provide a heads up on all of the movies available in the area over the coming weekend. Today, was certainly no exception, as David welcomed Russ Collins back to the studio!</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:52:10 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 32022 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Pacific Rim, Grown Ups 2, Federico Fellini and More Cinema Chat: Hollywood News, The Lone Ranger, Despicable Me 2 http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-hollywood-news-lone-ranger-despicable-me-2 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this holiday edition of Cinema Chat,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WEMU's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;David Fair and Michigan Theater Director Russ Collins discuss movies available over the Independence&nbsp; Day holiday weekend.&nbsp; Find out what kind of reviews "The Lone Ranger" is getting, and whether or not the animated "Despicable Me 2" holds up to the original. First, Russ offers up some news out of Hollywood on pending films based on two literary classics!</span></p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:48:46 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 31665 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Hollywood News, The Lone Ranger, Despicable Me 2 Cinema Chat: Into the Woods, Star Trek Into Darkness and More http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-woods-star-trek-darkness-and-more <p>There are new films opening in the are this week, and it is the season for film festivals. In this week's installment of "Cinema Chat"&nbsp; WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins cover all of it for you, beginning with discussion of a new, lavish movie musical that's in the works.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 12:33:21 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 29475 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Into the Woods, Star Trek Into Darkness and More Cinema Chat: The Jewish Film Festival, The Great Gatsby in 3D and more! http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-jewish-film-festival-great-gatsby-3d-and-more <p>Film festivals galore, including Cinetopia, Jewish Film Festival; Iron Man 3, new openings downtown, and much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 12:49:35 +0000 Russ Collins & David Fair 28833 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: The Jewish Film Festival, The Great Gatsby in 3D and more! Cinema Chat: Cinetopia Film Festival details released; Star Wars; and more http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-cinetopia-film-festival-details-released-star-wars-and-more <p>Star Wars galore!&nbsp; Michigan premieres!&nbsp; Lights, cameras, action!&nbsp; It's Cinema Chat from WEMU.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:31:34 +0000 Russ Collins & David Fair 28214 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Cinetopia Film Festival details released; Star Wars; and more Festival Central: AA Film Fest, New Releases & More http://wemu.org/post/festival-central-aa-film-fest-new-releases-more <p>This week's Cinema Chat from WEMU is film festival central, plus new openings downtown and new releases at the cineplexes.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://aafilmfest.org/"><strong>Ann Arbor Film Festival</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://sxsw.com/"><strong>SXSW</strong></a></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:30:53 +0000 Russ Collins & David Fair 26747 at http://wemu.org Festival Central: AA Film Fest, New Releases & More Cinema Chat: Ann Arbor Film Fest and more http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-ann-arbor-film-fest-and-more <p>The latest Star Wars news, the yellow brick road returns, upcoming Ann Arbor Film Fest, special screenings and new openings downtown, and much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:35:25 +0000 Russ Collins & David Fair 26451 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Ann Arbor Film Fest and more Cinema Chat: Oscars in Review http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-oscars-review <p>Reviewing the Oscars and the Razzies;&nbsp; a special screening of Hitchock's 'Marnie';&nbsp; plus new openings downtown, and at the cineplexes on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:48:22 +0000 Russ Collins & David Fair 26135 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Oscars in Review Cinema Chat: Guide to the Oscars http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-guide-oscars <p>More about the Oscars, including Russ's sure-fire winners; Oscar nominee shorts at the Michigan, and new openings downtown and at the cineplexes.&nbsp; It's all on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:35:48 +0000 Russ Collins & Clark Smith 25837 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Guide to the Oscars Cinema Chat: Sure-fire Oscar Picks http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-sure-fire-oscars-picks <p>Sure-fire Oscar picks; great new openings downtown, and new releases too on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.</p><p></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:26:14 +0000 Russ Collins & Clark Smith 25560 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Sure-fire Oscar Picks Best and Worst Films of 2012 http://wemu.org/post/best-and-worst-films-2012 <p>The best and worst films of 2012 on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 15:24:14 +0000 Russ Collins & David Fair 23599 at http://wemu.org