Cinema Chat

Arts and Culture
10:10 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Cinema Chat: Traverse City Film Festival, 2 Guns, Fill the Void, The Smurfs 2 and More

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Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins is attending the Traverse City Film Festival this week. 

So, WEMU's David Fair instead spoke with Michigan Theater Program Director Amanda Bynum. The conversation, of course, began with a look at Russ's trip to Traverse City.


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Arts and Culture
10:07 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Cinema Chat: Low Winter Sun, The Wolverine, Renoir, The To do List and More

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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.

In this week's installment of "Cinema Chat", Dave and Russ chatted about some news out of Hollywood,  and a long list of movies that are available for your viewing pleasure in the days ahead!


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Arts and Culture
11:36 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Cinema Chat: Art Fairs, Low Winter Sun, Only God Forgives, Girl Most Likely, Comic-con and More

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In this week's installment of Cinema Chat, Michigan Theater Program Director Amanda Bynum sat in for her boss, Russ Collins.  She came to the studio with an abundance of information, and joined WEMU's David Fair in enthusiastically good spirits! 


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Arts and Culture
9:52 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Cinema Chat: Pacific Rim, Grown Ups 2, Federico Fellini and More

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  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!


Arts
8:48 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Cinema Chat: Hollywood News, The Lone Ranger, Despicable Me 2

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   In this holiday edition of Cinema Chat, WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Director Russ Collins discuss movies available over the Independence  Day holiday weekend.  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!

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Arts
9:14 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Cinema Chat: Magic Mike, Cinderella, Much Ado About Nothing and White House Down

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In this week's installment of Cinema chat, WEMU's Daiv Fair and Russ Collins discuss some Hollywood news, including Channing Tatum possibly directing his first film. it would be the sequel to "Magic Mike."  An update of Cinderella is in the works. Dave and Russ also cover a number of movies opening this weekend including Joss Whedon's adaptation of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"  and the action-thriller "White House Down."

Arts
9:22 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Cinema Chat: Frances Ha, Before Midnight, Man of Steel and More!

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Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins paid his weekly visit with David Fair for this week's installment of Cinema Chat, and began the conversation discussing the return of one of the University of Michigan's most successful exports to Hollywood.

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Arts
9:19 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Cinema Chat: Cinetopia Film Festival Special Edition

The 2nd annual Cinetopia Film Festival kicked off in Ann Arbor Thursday night and will run right through the weekend. With so much to cover, a second installment of Cinema Chat this week seemed appropriate and needed! In this bonus edition, WEMU's David Fair is joined by Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins and Michigan Theater Program Director Amanda Bynum. Additionally, there is a special appearance by Richmond Arquette! Richmond is the co-star of the film, "This is Martin Bonner."  The film will be shown twice at Cinetopia, the first of which is 9:30 tonight. 

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Arts
8:28 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Cinema Chat: The Cinetopia Film Festival

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In this week's installment of "Cinema Chat" David fair, Russ Collins and Amanda Bynum discuss the 2nd annual Cinetopia Film festival, which kicks off tonight. 

It’s Here!  Cinetopia 2013

45 films (including two free films at a Rooftop Theater on top of the Maynard Street Parking Structure) will be shown.  Over 30 filmmakers are in town – directors, cinematographers, producers and stars. And Cinetopia will take place in both Ann Arbor and Detroit.

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Movies and more
9:16 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Cinema Chat: Cinetopia Approaches, Transforming Loss

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In this week's installment of "Cinema Chat", WEMU's David Fair finds out more about the rapidly approaching "Cinetopia Film Festival" and talks with Julie Stotler of The Kite Network.  the Kite Network is sponsoring tonight's Michigan Theater showing of the documentary, "Transforming Loss", but only after recognizing Russ Collins birthday!

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Weekend
12:44 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Cinema Chat: Cinetopia, Whiskey and Fast Cars!

On this week's edition of "Cinema Chat"  WEMU's David Fair has a different co-host. While Russ Collins spent the morning toiling elsewhere, Michigan Theater Program Director Amanda Bynum filled in to provide all of the movie information you'll need.

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Arts and Entertainment
8:33 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Cinema Chat: Into the Woods, Star Trek Into Darkness and More

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"  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.

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Movies and More
9:06 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Cinema Chat: The Great Gatsby, From Up on Poppy Hill, Mud, and more!

The Great Gatsby  opens in theaters this weekend!  In this week's installment of  Cinema Chat, WEMU's David Fair and  Russ Collins discuss several film options for the weekend and preview the upcoming Cinetopia Film Festival. The conversation began, however, with some sad news out of Hollywood.

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Movies and more
8:49 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Cinema Chat: The Jewish Film Festival, The Great Gatsby in 3D and more!

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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.


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Movies and More
9:36 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Cinema Chat: The Cannes Fest, Great Gatsby, Cinetopia, and more!

Cannes Film Festival set to open,  The Great Gatsby, Cinetopia, and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and More
9:31 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Cinema Chat: Cinetopia Film Festival details released; Star Wars; and more

Cinetopia International Film Festival scheduled for June 6-9 in Ann Arbor, Detroit

Star Wars galore!  Michigan premieres!  Lights, cameras, action!  It's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies & More
8:41 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Cinema Chat: The Ann Arbor Film Festival

The 51st annual Ann Arbor Film Festival is underway.   Everything you need to know about it is on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and More
9:30 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Festival Central: AA Film Fest, New Releases & More

This week's Cinema Chat from WEMU is film festival central, plus new openings downtown and new releases at the cineplexes.

Ann Arbor Film Festival

SXSW

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Movies and More
8:35 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Cinema Chat: Ann Arbor Film Fest and more

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. 

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Movies and More
8:48 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Cinema Chat: Oscars in Review

Reviewing the Oscars and the Razzies;  a special screening of Hitchock's 'Marnie';  plus new openings downtown, and at the cineplexes on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and More
9:35 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Cinema Chat: Guide to the Oscars

More about the Oscars, including Russ's sure-fire winners; Oscar nominee shorts at the Michigan, and new openings downtown and at the cineplexes.  It's all on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and more
9:26 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Cinema Chat: Sure-fire Oscar Picks

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

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Movies and more
8:40 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Cinema Chat: Russ Celebrates 30 Years at the Michigan Theater

Russ Collins and Deb Polich at the celebration of his 30th Anniversary as Michigan Theater director.

Oscar shorts; Star Wars spin-0ffs; new releases, and a celebration on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

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Cinema Chat
11:27 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Cinema Chat: Sundance in A2

  Russ and Amanda are back from Utah with all the highlights of the Sundance Film Festival on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Sundance Preview
7:00 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Cinema Chat: At Sundance

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  Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins and Program Director Amanda Bynum report in from  Park City, Utah, where they're attending the Sundance Film Festival.  Hear about the movies they've seen so far, and what's ahead on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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