Russ Collins

Michigan Theater Executive Director

Cinema Chat: Sure-fire Oscar Picks

Feb 14, 2013

Sure-fire Oscar picks; great new openings downtown, and new releases too on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

The best and worst films of 2012 on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Dec 20, 2012

It's the holiday season at the theaters, with new releases, more special screenings downtown, and more about Sundance at the Michigan Theater on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Dec 13, 2012

Award nominations; Sundance at the Michigan Theater; new releases, special screenings and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Dec 6, 2012

More Star Wars news; National Board of Review names top films; holiday movies, and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Nov 29, 2012

Russ Collins is back from France and getting ready for the Sundance Film Festival on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Nov 21, 2012

Football at the Michigan Theater;  Russ is off to Paris; new releases,  a White Christmas sing-along, and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Nov 15, 2012

Sleznick Award; Star Wars news; new releases; new openings downtown, and much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Nov 8, 2012

More on the Disney purchase of Lucas Films;  Skyfall and other cineplex openings, plus new openings downtown, all on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Nov 1, 2012

Join us in celebrating Russ Collins' 30 year anniversary as Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor.

Cinema Chat

Oct 25, 2012

Red carpet roll-out for latest Bond film;  film world salutes Andrew

Sarris; new openings, and special screenings, all on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

David and Russ talk about the Traverse City Film Festival, new releases, the latest Hollywood buzz and the Aurora theater shooting this week on Cinema Chat.

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David and Russ remember Ernest Borgnine and talk about The Hobbit this week on Cinema Chat. They also talk about Ice Age: Continental Drift and mumblecore movies.

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David and Russ talk about Rock of Ages, Hysteria, and more movies showing this weekend on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Cinetopia International Film Festival at the Michigan Theater

New movies and a Cinetopia wrap-up.

More than 30 films were screened over four days at Cinetopia. They were some of the brightest and the best of contemporary films playing the international festival circuit. Films were screened in the Michigan Theater’s historic auditorium, the State Theater and the University of Michigan’s Angell Hall; additional special 3D lecture was presented at the main branch of the Ann Arbor District Library.

Cinetopia International Film Festival at the Michigan Theater

David and Russ talk to Amanda Bynum, the director of Cinetopia International Film Festival at the Michigan Theater and discuss 'the year of Snow White' that seems to be sweeping through the theaters.

Cannes Film Festival

Russ and David talk today about the Cannes Film Festival. Also, Cinetopia is coming! Are you ready?

Cinema Chat

May 10, 2012

Film festivals, new openings dowtown, and more.

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Cinema Chat from WEMU features the Executive

Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor,

Russ Collins.

Cinema Chat

May 3, 2012

Find out more about Cinetopia on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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This week David and Russ talk about movie news this week - To Rome with Love, Skyfall, and more! Also, Cinetopia news!

Cinetopia Preview

Apr 19, 2012
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Today, David and Russ talk about the Cannes Film Festival, and also talk in detail about some movies that are going to be at Cinetopia!

Cinema Chat

Apr 12, 2012

Hunger Games director may not direct sequel; more Hollywood buzz;  Three Stooges, Cabin in the Woods, new openings downtown, and much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Apr 5, 2012

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, a Grande Ballroom documentary, Razzie results, new openings, and special screenings on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Mar 29, 2012

Everything you want to know about the 50th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival is on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Mar 8, 2012

Oscar nominees and winners opening downtown; new releases at the cineplexes, special screenings, and an Ann Arbor Film Festival preview on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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