Reggie Ponder sits down with Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to discuss the still monumental box office hit, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Also, they chime about depictions of race in religious films and what different narratives are used. The finish off with discussing the new release of the film Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp.
The Morning AMp’s resident film critic, Reggie Ponder, called hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon for his weekly debriefing on the latest box office releases. In this segment, Reggie told us what to expect from the latest ‘Captain America’ film starring Chris Evans, the latest entry in Marvel’s Avengers mega-franchise.
Reggie Ponder and Matt Fagerholm come in to talk a variety of movie topics with Molly Adams and Brian Babylon. They talk about the Muppets film along with the new Schwarzenegger movie and which audiences will come out to see the biblical story of Noah. Reggie and Matt give their opinions on Civil War Era films and how applicable they are to African Americans and their victimization of the times. Also, Molly and Brian raise the question of do people want to see biopics and is it Hollywood’s job to educate us on such history?
Tim Barnes chimes in with Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to discuss whats the new trend and its people’s obsession with dystopia. From Divergent in the theaters, to Lorde on the radio, to Walking Dead on TV, visions of a world gone to seed are infiltrating all the media we consume. Tim gives a variety of ways we want to watch the world destroy itself.
Reggie Ponder chimes in with hosts Molly Adams and Jeff Steinbrunner to give his weekly dime on the Hollywood world. This week a 1960s cartoon takes a surprising jump in the box office and Reggie talks about the new release of another Tyler Perry film. Also, Reggie, Molly, and Jeff talk about the release of the much anticipated film Divergent and the culture of young adult films in Hollywood.
Intern Kevin Garcia joins Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to talk about the rise of the young female action hero on film, the sisterhood of Hollywood, and what it means to women to have franchises like The Hunger Games and Divergent. Also, Kevin expresses his opinion on Jennifer Lawrence not getting nominated “Best Hero” for the MTV Movie Awards.
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.