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  • 01:01

    Film Critics Predict Oscar Winners

    in Movies

    Noted film critics Nell Minow, A.J. Hakari and James Colt Harrison drop by to share their predictions for the 87th Academy Awards, which will be given out on February 22nd. For the Best Picture, will panel members pick blockbuster American Sniper or 12-year-in-the making Boyhood or the wildly imaginative Birdman or the gorgeous Grand Budapest Hotel -- or one of the other eight nominees? And who will they predict to win Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress? Listen to find out! 


    All three critics are eminently qualified for this discussion. Nell, the famous Movie Mom, writes commentary for Beliefnet.com and is the author of many film-related books. She’s been featured in such publications as USA Today and The New York Times. A.J., the Mad Movie Man, contributes film reviews to sites like Classic Movie Guide, Review Express, Terror Tube,  ReelTalk Movie Reviews and his own popular blog Cineslice. James, a film historian, served as the premier film critic for the La Jolla Village News and has contributed film commentary to such outlets as Rage Monthly, No Cover Music Magazine and San Diego Metro Weekly.

  • 00:31

    Hollywood Is Calling- Young Media Critics Film Critic Search

    in Youth

    Young Media Critics...voices of the future introduces KIDS FIRST! National Film Critics' Search.  
    Young people ages 7 to 14 years old can compete to become a finalist in the National Film Critics' Search and have an opportunity to interview celebrities on the Red Carpet in Hollywood!  
    Young Media Critic Jakiyah and adult co-host Juanita Richburg Seon will give all the details on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 5 p.m. on Blogtalkradio.com/youngmediacritics. 
    Tune in and get the details! 

  • 00:45

    Critics Preview Fall Film Schedule

    in Movies

    Renowned film critics Nell Minow, A.J. Hakari and Mack Bates drop by to discuss the movie release schedule for Fall of 2014. With over 80 films opening between September and the end of the year, moviegoers need all the help they can get in deciding which offerings deserve attention. Because Nell, A.J., and Mack never shy away from expressing candid opinions about everything cinematic, they make a perfect trio for this timely topic.


    Nell, the famous Movie Mom, writes film commentary for Beliefnet and is the author of several books about movies including The Movie Mom's Guide to  Family Movies, Second Edition. Mack contributes freelance articles to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and serves as a staff blogger for Milwaukee Magazine's official film blog. A.J., the Mad Movie Man, has contributed reviews to a number of sites including ReelTalk Movie Reviews, Review Express, Classic Movie Guide and Terror Tube. He is also the founder of Cineslice, his own popular movie blog. This should be another lively and fun episode for movie fans!

  • 00:55

    Show Me the Money for Funding My Film!

    in Film

    We have an exciting show lined up for you! Author Carole Dean of the best selling book, The Art of Film Funding, Second Edition, will share alternative funding concepts to support great success! 


    To learn more about Carole and From the Heart Productions please visit www.FromtheHeartProductions.com.


    Visit and Like her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fromtheheartgrants?fref=ts

  • 00:46

    How to Apply for Major Film Festivals

    in Film

    Stephanie McArthur from Hot Docs shares insight on being accepted to festivals and their benefits.


    For more info about Carole Dean and From the Heart Productions please visit www.FromtheHeartProductions.com.

  • 00:28

    Indy Film Wisconsin Film Co-op

    in Film

    Ysterday I talked a bit about the Indy Film Wisconsin Film Co-op going to go into a bit more detail on how is going to work the goals and perhaps a project or two to kick off the idea


    Part of the idea that action leads to oppertunties

  • 00:49

    Tips from Producer Tom Malloy on Getting Your Film Made

    in Film

    Tom Malloy started writing & producing to support his acting career.  He raised over $25 million for features & a doc, has sold or optioned 60% of his screenplays, and is a top producer. To connect with Tom: TomMalloy@gmail.com

    To learn more about Carole and From the Heart Productions please visit www.FromtheHeartProductions.com. Visit and Like her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fromtheheartgrants?ref=hl

  • 00:21

    Indy Film Wisconsin TV show and other news!

    in Film

    Yes! Indy Film Wisconsin is doing a chat TV Show!


    We are also starting day to focus on Writers, as well being doing some shows about Film Making in the great state of Kentucky


    This is a show YOU do not want to miss!

  • 01:59

    THE COOL CRITICS / MICKEY STEVENSON - DANCING IN THE STREETS

    in Radio

         On the Saturday before MOTHER'S DAY, the cool critics did a show on MOTHERS.  A dedication to mothers.  A week ago because B.B. King died, the Cool Critics did a show on BB King.  Both of the shows are available via BlogTalk to download if you want.


    THIS WEEK, after having William "Mickey" Stevenson on KINGS IN THE MORNING, I was thoroughly impressed of what that man brought to MOTOWN Records.  Mickey Stevenson put Motown Records on the map with his writings, with his producing, with his organization.  I saw his name on records, but I never knew how valuable William "MICKEY" Stevenson was the the Motown foundation. With a great foundation like MOTOWN has become, where do you think, the Commodores, Rick James, The Jackson 5, the many many MANY artists that Berry Gordy Jr & the MOTOWN company created, exposed, manufactured and more would have been had there not been a Motown Music Empire?  Today, you will hear his words, his works and learn some information on a piece of Motown.  Thank you for joining us!

  • 00:32

    How to Write and Produce a Feature Film

    in Film

    Myles Sorensen shares successful production tips.


    To learn more about Carole Dean and From the Heart Productions please visit www.FromtheHeartProductions.com.


     

  • 02:23

    THE COOL CRITICS - B B KING / THE THRILLER IS GONE

    in Radio

         As you all probablly know by now, B.B. King has moved on.  He was 89 years of age, but made decades of years of contribution to music and in inspiring upcoming, and current musicians.  From humble beginnings, and life obstacles he was able to master his guitar and craft his vocal to total world acceptance.  You will hear a feature on Bobby Bland, who B.B. toured with often, and you will hear music from the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendryx, Bruno Mars & The Artist formerly known as PRINCE, as he mentioned opening up for the Rolling Stones, meeting Jimi Hendryx and playing with him, and liking Purple Rain.  Of the years B.B. King performed, you know he had to rub elbows with a lot of other greats, learning from them, contributing to them, making his ICON in the music industry.  THE COOL CRITICS feature his music, his words, a touch of his magical aura on the show today, May 16, 2015.