Reggie Ponder didn’t hold back on tellingBrian Babylonthat Reggie was right about Mutant Ninja Turtles winning the box office last weekend. Hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adamstalked with Reggie about the box office hits last weekend, the killer lineup at the Black Harvest Film Festival and how August is finally making up for the awful first two months of the summer. There’s even talk of the movie industry grossing over a billion dollars this month, which would make it the most successful August ever for the box office.
Vocalo’s favorite cousin, Reggie the Reel Critic, talks with Brian and Molly about this past weekend’s box office (Guardians of the Galaxy, Lucy, Get On Up). Brian and Reggie go head to head for this weekend picking Guardians and TMNT respectively to top the charts. They also discuss Obvious Child, Poster, No Good Deed (starring Idris Elba), One Hundred-Foot Journey and Molly bring in #FemWeds talk about Megan Fox as April O’Neal.
Resident movie criticReggie Ponder called in the studio to do his weekly box office rundown with fill-in hosts Luis Antonio Perezand Jill Hopkins. He shared his thoughts on the high budget of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and what it will take for the movie to make a profit. He also reviewed Lucy, where Scarlett Johansen transforms into “a highly aware, extremely smart and unbelievably dangerous person.”
Resident Vocalo film critic Reggie Ponder joined hosts Brian Babylon and Brianna Baker to talk about the state of the box office, the racial implications of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Transformers and what went wrong with Sex Tape.
The entertainment industry is updating some characters by changing their race. Today Morning AMp host Brian Babylon is joined by Sonya Jackson and Dr. Coya Paz to discuss race in entertainment. Will this lead to a more racially sensitive society?
Resident movie critic Reggie Ponder joined Morning AMp hosts Molly Adams and Luis Antonio Perez for our weekly box office roundup. This week, Reggie had a review for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Molly even contributed her own review of Snowpiercer.
The 500 mile hike in Camino de Santiago Spain is both a physical and a spiritual journey. After taking the hike, director Lydia Smith was inspired to make a movie about the over thousand year old trail. She joined hosts Molly Adams and Luis Antonio Perezto talk about her movie, Walking the Camino.
The Reel Critic Reggie Ponder joined us for his reviews on brand new movie releases and weekly box office numbers. This week, we reviewed Angelina Jolie’s take on Maleficent, how X-Men is holding out in its second week, and predictions for next week’s movie releases, including The Fault in Our Stars.
In this week’s segment with Reggie Ponder, Reggie gives his take on the mixed reviewed film, The Amazing Spider-man 2. Along with Reggie, Molly Adams and Brian Babylon give their thoughts on the iconic wall crawler’s fall in Hollywood. Also, Reggie’s pick of the week is The Retrieval, a “slave movie” that Brian Babylon says he could actually get into. It is in very limited release, playing at the AMC East in Chicago. To finish off, the three bring up the question of could the film Neighbors capitalize over Spidey?
Buzzfeed writer Alison Vingiano joined Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to trace the history of the term “trigger warnings.” Different media platforms warn you of graphic content in their own ways, from ratings on movies to verbal cautions on radio or TV news. But the rise of “trigger warnings” on the Internet, cautioning against racist language, snarling dogs, or even food has spilled into academia and created its own enemies who feel that “TWs” limit free thinking.
Kevin Garcia joins the Morning AMp with Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to give his opinion on what feminism actually means. Also, they discuss how individuals like Divergent star, Shailene Woodley can miss the true concept of feminism and what it means to be one.
Film expert Matt Fagerholm, of the Ebert Company and Indie Outlook, stopped by the Morning AMp to share his experiences at Ebertfest in Champaign, IL with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon. Fagerholm also shared his reviews of a round of new films in his monthly box office round-up.