Reggie Ponder chimes in with Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to discuss the films that were looked over from the past week because of the Oscars. In this segment, Reggie gives his thoughts on the upcoming 300 sequel, Son of God, Liam Neeson’s new action thriller and more. Also Reggie chimes on Lupita Nyong’o and her win of an Oscar with the question being raised how impacting is it still that African Americans win Oscars?
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep. 95 - Oscars Real Talk, The Tanning of America, DJ Charlie
In this episode: The Academy Awards aired last Sunday. Team Vocalo members Brian Babylon and Molly Adams gathered their favorite movie critics prior to the ceremony to rant, rave, and of course make predictions about what will happen. You’ll hear our friend Alison Cuddy, who you can catch on WBEZ, Matt Fagerholm, the associate editor at Ebert Publishing, and Reggie Ponder the Reel Critic, who kicks off the round table with his general thoughts about this year’s nominees.
Also, Steve Stoute is the author of The Tanning of America, which was recently adopted into a VH1 documentary of the same name. Jesse Menendez spoke with Steve about Hip Hop’s impact on society, about his belief that hip hop culture has created a generation of individuals who no longer see things in terms of race.
Finally, DJ Charlie closes the show with his mix. Tune in!
Molly Adams and Brian Babylon chime in with movie critic Reggie Ponder to disccus last night’s biggest Hollywood event, The Oscars. They talk about how race interplays with film using the example of now Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o. Also, the three discuss the voting system and how social circles can be impactful to nominees.
The Nerdette Podcast gave us an exclusive look at their newest episode where they ask why so many fictional and real robots and robot voices are female. What is it about a digital barrier that makes people more comfortable with female authority? Producer Tricia Bobeda and reporter Logan Jaffe joined hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to share the wide variety of fem-bots that have served us over the years.
Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic, called Morning AMp hosts Molly Adamsand Brian Babylon to share his opinions on recent box office releases. In this segment, Reggie reviews the new Costner flick, ‘Three Days to Kill,’ ‘About Last Night’ as an appropriate date movie, and the latest rendition of ‘Robocop.’ Also mentioned: a bit of international film chat, ‘Endless Love’, and more.
Feminism is looking different in 2014. Intern Kevin Garcia, a self-identified feminist, shares with Molly Adams and Brian Babylon, the hosts of the Morning AMp what’s caught his attention about Ellen Pagecoming out gay. Also, the question is if its still important that celebrities come out of the closet?
Reggie Ponder, a.k.a. The Reel Critic, joinedMolly Adams and Tim Barnes to talk film on this Critic For A Minute Friday. In this week’s installment, Molly, Tim, and Reggie shared their views on films like Dallas Buyers Club and The Lego Movie. Reggie also filled us in on the newest Kevin Hart flick, Ride Along.
Host Molly Adams and Brian Babylon spoke to Reggie Ponder, the Reel Critic, about the most recent films. Reggie reviews The Monuments Men and speaks about the the box office returns with Ride Along holding the top spot for four weeks now.
Film Critique Session with Reggie Ponder and Matt Fagerholm
On this Critic For a Minute Friday, film critics Reggie Ponder and Matt Fagerholm joined AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to discuss the month in movies. Indie critic Matt Fagerholm shared his Sundance Film Festival picks and other notable indie releases you can catch soon!
Alison Cuddy of WBEZ joins ‘Morning AMp’ hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to dissect the current trend of cinematic television.
Recently while watching new TV shows, Alison has been getting a queasy feeling. Is it just her or are characters dying in more graphic ways and suffering more violent and torturous dramatic plot turns? They talk about how in an effort to be more cinematic, TV has gotten more bloody.
Indie Outlook critic Matt Fagerholm joins ‘Morning AMp’ hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to talk about the Chicago Film Critics’ award winners and his top films of the year. Alison Cuddy of WBEZ joins in as well.
Reggie ‘The Reel Critic’ Ponder calls in to chat with ‘Morning AMp’ hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams about Hollywood and new releases.
Ponder breaks down the box office returns and takes on Vince Vaughn’s latest experimental foray into our definitions of kinfolk and love in The Delivery Man. They also discuss current movie hits including: ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Thor,’ and ‘The Best Man Holiday.’
Film critics Matt Fagerholm and Reggie Ponder talked in the studio with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon about new releases and the art of scary movies. Matt put a special focus on independent features, and since Halloween is near, they take a look at the best horror of the year (Matt says *not* Carrie). And the big question: What is your favorite non-horror genre scary movie?
Brian revealed that ‘The Color Purple’ horrifies him.
Comedian Beth Stelling, back in town until Sunday, and the one and only Mary Hollis Inboden (Boss) joined us to cut up the news we missed this week. The conversation consists of top flicks from the horror genre, movies that are disturbing but not classified as horror films, and of course comedy. Catch Beth Stelling this weekend at Zanies Chicago everyday this weekend.