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Each week, Newsday film critic Rafer Guzman and Takeaway producer Kristen Meinzer get in a heated, but friendly debate about the movies.

"Movie Date" from The Takeaway PRX

    • TV & Film
    • 4.3 • 77 Ratings

Each week, Newsday film critic Rafer Guzman and Takeaway producer Kristen Meinzer get in a heated, but friendly debate about the movies.

    'Exodus: Gods and Kings,' 'Top Five,' Netflix's 'Marco Polo,' and The Golden Globe Nods

    'Exodus: Gods and Kings,' 'Top Five,' Netflix's 'Marco Polo,' and The Golden Globe Nods

    Apologies. This week's Movie Date podcast is coming to you late, from an abandoned room in Rafer's office building. But there's a good explanation, we promise!

    Once you settle into the lousy sound quality and get past the tardiness, you'll hear Rafer and Kristen's reviews of Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" and Chris Rock's "Top Five." You'll also hear the Movie Date team's thoughts on the new Netflix series "Marco Polo" and on this year's Golden Globe nominations. 

    And, as always, there's trivia!

    THE FULL LIST OF GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS

    BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES, DRAMAJulianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"Robin Wright, "House of Cards"Viola Davis, "How To Get Away With Murder"Ruth Wilson, "The Affair"Claire Danes, "Homeland"

    BEST TV COMEDY"Girls""Jane the Virgin""Orange is the New Black""Silicon Valley""Transparent"

    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM"The Lego Movie""Big Hero 6""How to Train Your Dragon 2""The Boxtrolls""The Book of Life"

    BEST ORIGINAL SONGJohn Legend & Common, “Glory" ("Selma")Lana Del Rey, “Big Eyes” ("Big Eyes")"Mercy Is" ("Noah")"Opportunity" ("Annie")Lorde, "Yellow Flicker Beat" ("The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part I")

    BEST ORIGINAL SCOREJohann Johannsson, "The Theory of Everything"Alexandre Desplat, "The Imitation Game"Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, "Gone Girl"Antonio Sanchez, "Birdman"Hans Zimmer, "Interstellar"

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTUREAllison Janney, "Mom"Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is The New Black"Kathy Bates, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"Michelle Monaghan, "True Detective"Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey"

    BEST TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE"True Detective""Fargo""The Normal Heart""Olive Kitteridge""The Missing"

    BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES, COMEDYJulia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"Taylor Schilling, "Orange Is The New Black"Lena Dunham, "Girls"Gina Rodriguez, "Jane the Virgin"Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"

    BEST SCREENPLAY, MOTION PICTURE"Birdman""Boyhood""Gone Girl""The Grand Budapest Hotel""The Imitation Game"

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TV SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTUREMatthew Bomer, "The Normal Heart"Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan"Bill Murray, "Olive Kitteridge"Alan Cumming, "The Good Wife"Colin Hanks, "Fargo"

    BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES, COMEDYDon Cheadle, "House of Lies"Ricky Gervais, "Derek"Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"Louis C.K., "Louie"William H. Macy, "Shameless"

    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM"Ida""Tangerine Mandarin""Leviathan""Force Majeure""Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem"

    BEST ACTOR, MUSICAL OR COMEDYMichael Keaton, "Birdman"Ralph Fiennes, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"Bill Murray, "St. Vincent"Joaquin Phoenix, "Inherent Vice"Christoph Waltz, "Big Eyes"

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, MOTION PICTUREJ.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"Edward Norton, "Birdman"Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher"Ethan Hawke, "Boyhood"Robert Duvall, "The Judge"

    BEST ACTRESS, MOTION PICTURE, DRAMAJulianne Moore, "Still Alice"Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything"Jennifer Aniston, "Cake"

    BEST ACTOR IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIEMatthew McConaughey, "True Detective"Billy Bob Thornton, "Fargo"Martin Freeman, "Fargo"Woody Harrelson, "True Detective"Mark Ruffalo, "The Normal Heart"

    BEST TV DRAMA"The Good Wife""Downton Abbey""Game of Thrones""The Affair""House of Cards"

    BEST ACTOR, TV SERIES, DRAMAKevin Spacey, "House of Cards"Clive Owen, "The Knick"Dominic West, "The Affair"James Spader, "The Blacklist"Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, MOTION PICTUREPatricia Arquette, "Boyhood"Emma Stone, "Birdman"Meryl Streep, "Into The Woods"Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game"Jessica Chastain, "A Most Violent Year"

    BEST ACTRESS, MOTION PICTURE MUSICAL OR COMEDYEmily Blunt, "Into the Woods"Amy Adams, "Big Eyes"Julianne Moore, "Maps to the Stars"Helen Mirren, "The Hundred-Foot Journey"Quvenzhané Wallis, "Annie"

    BEST MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY"Birdman""Into the Woods""St. Vincent""Pride""The Grand Budapest Hotel"

    BEST ACTRESS IN

    • 39 min
    Movie Date: Bonus Oscar Podcast!

    Movie Date: Bonus Oscar Podcast!

    In this very special Movie Date bonus podcast, listeners have a chance to re-listen to Rafer and Kristen's Oscar predictions from earlier in this year. Also, all three parts from The Takeaway series "Real People / Best Pictures" (produced by Kristen and hosted by John Hockenberry) are here, with some voices we don't normally hear on Oscar night (but maybe should). For more on the series "Real People / Best Pictures," visit the official site. 

     

    THE FULL LIST OF ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES

    Best Picture


    "12 Years A Slave"
    "American Hustle"
    "Dallas Buyers Club"
    "Her"
    "Nebraska"
    "Captain Phillips"
    "The Wolf of Wall Street"
    "Gravity"
    "Philomena"

    Actor in a Leading Role


    Bruce Dern - "Nebraska"
    Chiwetel Ejiofor - "12 Years A Slave"
    Matthew McConaughey - "Dallas Buyers Club"
    Christian Bale - "American Hustle"
    Leonardo DiCaprio - "The Wolf of Wall Street"

    Actor in a Supporting Role


    Barkhad Abdi - "Captain Phillips"
    Michael Fassbender - "12 Years A Slave"
    Jared Leto - "Dallas Buyers Club"
    Bradley Cooper - "American Hustle"
    Jonah Hill - "The Wolf of Wall Street"

    Actress in a Leading Role


    Cate Blanchett - "Blue Jasmine"
    Sandra Bullock - "Gravity"
    Judi Dench - "Philomena"
    Meryl Streep - "August: Osage County"
    Amy Adams - "American Hustle"

    Actress in a Supporting Role


    Sally Hawkins - "Blue Jasmine"
    Jennifer Lawrence - "American Hustle"
    Lupita Nyong'o - "12 Years A Slave"
    Julia Roberts - "August: Osage County"
    June Squibb - "Nebraska"

    Animated Feature Film


    "The Croods"
    "Despicable Me 2"
    "Frozen"
    "The Wind Rises"
    "Ernest & Celestine"

    Cinematography


    "The Grandmaster"
    "Gravity"
    "Inside Llewyn Davis"
    "Nebraska"
    "Prisoners"

    Costume Design


    "American Hustle"
    "The Grandmaster"
    "The Great Gatsby"
    "The Invisible Woman"
    "12 Years a Slave"

    Directing


    Alfonso Cuaron - "Gravity"
    Steve McQueen - "12 Years A Slave"
    Alexander Payne - "Nebraska"
    David O. Russell - "American Hustle"
    Martin Scorsese - "The Wolf of Wall Street"

    Documentary (Feature)


    "The Act of Killing"
    "20 Feet from Stardom"
    "Cutie and the Boxer"
    "Dirty Wars"
    "The Square"

    Documentary (Short Subject)


    "CaveDigger"
    "Facing Fear"
    "Karama Has No Walls"
    "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life"
    "Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall"

    Film Editing


    "American Hustle"
    "Captain Phillips"
    "Dallas Buyers Club"
    "Gravity"
    "12 Years a Slave"

    Foreign Language Film


    "The Broken Circle Breakdown" - Belgium
    "The Great Beauty" - Italy
    "The Hunt" - Denmark
    "The Missing Picture" - Cambodia
    "Omar" - Palestine

    Makeup and hairstyling


    "Dallas Buyers Club"
    "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa"
    "The Lone Ranger"

    Music (Original Score)


    "The Book Thief" - John Williams
    "Gravity" Steven Price
    "Her" - William Butler and Owen Pallett
    "Philomena" - Alexandre Desplat
    "Saving Mr. Banks" - Thomas Newman

    Music (Original Song)


    "Let it Go" - "Frozen" - Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
    "Ordinary Love" - "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" - U2, lyrics by Paul Hewson, aka Bono
    "Happy" - "Despicable Me 2" - Pharrell Williams
    "Alone Yet Not Alone" - "Alone Yet Not Alone" - music by Bruce Broughton, lyrics by Dennis Spiegel
    "The Moon Song" - "Her" - music by Karen O, lyrics by Karen O and Spike Jonze

    Production design


    "American Hustle"
    "Gravity"
    "The Great Gatsby"
    "Her"
    "12 Years a Slave"

    Short Film (Animated)


    "Feral"
    "Get a Horse!"
    "Mr. Hublot"
    "Possessions"
    "Room on the Broom"

    Short Film (Live Action)


    "Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)"
    "Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)"
    "Helium"
    "Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)"
    "The Voorman Problem"

    Sound Editing:


    "All Is Lost"
    "Captain Phillips"
    "Gravity"
    "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
    "Lone Survivor"

    Sound Mixing:


    "Captain Phillips"
    "Gravity"
    "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
    "Inside Llewyn Davis"
    "Lone Survivor"

    Visual Effects


    "Gravity"
    "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
    "Iron Man 3"
    "The Lone Ranger"
    "Star Trek Into Darkness"

    Writing (Adapted Screen

    • 33 min
    Movie Date: 'Ride Along,' 'The Nut Job,' 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' & Oscar Nods

    Movie Date: 'Ride Along,' 'The Nut Job,' 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' & Oscar Nods

    In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen recount their encounters with wildlife in the city and ponder the ways that dance-offs are better than shoot-outs. It's all in honor of the animated feature, "The Nut Job," the buddy cop comedy, "Ride Along," and the spy thriller, "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit." Rafer and Kristen also weigh in on the Oscar nominations, which were announced this Thursday. And there's a big trivia-related mea culpa as well!

     

    THE FULL LIST OF ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES

    Best Picture


    "12 Years A Slave"
    "American Hustle"
    "Dallas Buyers Club"
    "Her"
    "Nebraska"
    "Captain Phillips"
    "The Wolf of Wall Street"
    "Gravity"
    "Philomena"

    Actor in a Leading Role


    Bruce Dern - "Nebraska"
    Chiwetel Ejiofor - "12 Years A Slave"
    Matthew McConaughey - "Dallas Buyers Club"
    Christian Bale - "American Hustle"
    Leonardo DiCaprio - "The Wolf of Wall Street"

    Actor in a Supporting Role


    Barkhad Abdi - "Captain Phillips"
    Michael Fassbender - "12 Years A Slave"
    Jared Leto - "Dallas Buyers Club"
    Bradley Cooper - "American Hustle"
    Jonah Hill - "The Wolf of Wall Street"

    Actress in a Leading Role


    Cate Blanchett - "Blue Jasmine"
    Sandra Bullock - "Gravity"
    Judi Dench - "Philomena"
    Meryl Streep - "August: Osage County"
    Amy Adams - "American Hustle"

    Actress in a Supporting Role


    Sally Hawkins - "Blue Jasmine"
    Jennifer Lawrence - "American Hustle"
    Lupita Nyong'o - "12 Years A Slave"
    Julia Roberts - "August: Osage County"
    June Squibb - "Nebraska"

    Animated Feature Film


    "The Croods"
    "Despicable Me 2"
    "Frozen"
    "The Wind Rises"
    "Ernest & Celestine"

    Cinematography


    "The Grandmaster"
    "Gravity"
    "Inside Llewyn Davis"
    "Nebraska"
    "Prisoners"

    Costume Design


    "American Hustle"
    "The Grandmaster"
    "The Great Gatsby"
    "The Invisible Woman"
    "12 Years a Slave"

    Directing


    Alfonso Cuaron - "Gravity"
    Steve McQueen - "12 Years A Slave"
    Alexander Payne - "Nebraska"
    David O. Russell - "American Hustle"
    Martin Scorsese - "The Wolf of Wall Street"

    Documentary (Feature)


    "The Act of Killing"
    "20 Feet from Stardom"
    "Cutie and the Boxer"
    "Dirty Wars"
    "The Square"

    Documentary (Short Subject)


    "CaveDigger"
    "Facing Fear"
    "Karama Has No Walls"
    "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life"
    "Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall"

    Film Editing


    "American Hustle"
    "Captain Phillips"
    "Dallas Buyers Club"
    "Gravity"
    "12 Years a Slave"

    Foreign Language Film


    "The Broken Circle Breakdown" - Belgium
    "The Great Beauty" - Italy
    "The Hunt" - Denmark
    "The Missing Picture" - Cambodia
    "Omar" - Palestine

    Makeup and hairstyling


    "Dallas Buyers Club"
    "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa"
    "The Lone Ranger"

    Music (Original Score)


    "The Book Thief" - John Williams
    "Gravity" Steven Price
    "Her" - William Butler and Owen Pallett
    "Philomena" - Alexandre Desplat
    "Saving Mr. Banks" - Thomas Newman

    Music (Original Song)


    "Let it Go" - "Frozen" - Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
    "Ordinary Love" - "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" - U2, lyrics by Paul Hewson, aka Bono
    "Happy" - "Despicable Me 2" - Pharrell Williams
    "Alone Yet Not Alone" - "Alone Yet Not Alone" - music by Bruce Broughton, lyrics by Dennis Spiegel
    "The Moon Song" - "Her" - music by Karen O, lyrics by Karen O and Spike Jonze

    Production design


    "American Hustle"
    "Gravity"
    "The Great Gatsby"
    "Her"
    "12 Years a Slave"

    Short Film (Animated)


    "Feral"
    "Get a Horse!"
    "Mr. Hublot"
    "Possessions"
    "Room on the Broom"

    Short Film (Live Action)


    "Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)"
    "Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)"
    "Helium"
    "Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)"
    "The Voorman Problem"

    Sound Editing:


    "All Is Lost"
    "Captain Phillips"
    "Gravity"
    "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
    "Lone Survivor"

    Sound Mixing:


    "Captain Phillips"
    "Gravity"
    "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
    "Inside Llewyn Davis"
    "Lone Survivor"

    Visual Effects


    "Gravity"
    "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
    "Iron Man 3"
    "The Lone Ranger"
    "Star Trek Into Darkness"

    Writing

    • 31 min
    Movie Date's Best Films of 2015

    Movie Date's Best Films of 2015

    Rafer and Kristen wrap up 2015 with their favorite films of the year.

    • 48 min
    Concussion, Joy, The Revenant, The Hateful Eight, and Much More!

    Concussion, Joy, The Revenant, The Hateful Eight, and Much More!

    There are seven big releases this Christmas 2015, and Rafer and Kristen review (almost) all of them. 

    • 43 min
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Sisters, Coat of Many Colors

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Sisters, Coat of Many Colors

    In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen review "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Sisters," and "Coat of Many Colors.

    • 32 min

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