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  • Rex Sikes Movie Beat chats with actor Clint Howard

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    Clint Howard, actor, has a career spanning over fifty years,and over two hundred film and TV shows.  He has spent his entire life entertaining us in a variety of interesting and unique roles. From childhood roles in The Andy Griffith Show and Star Trek to of course, the hit TV Show Gentle Ben, Clint was a well recognized personality by the time he was ten.Making the transition from juvenile to adult actor was no problem for Clint. Cult classic Rock N Roll High School and horror genre Evilspeak showed as an adult he could be versatile and affective. Whether Clint works in comedy classics like Waterboy, the Austin Powers film series or a hilarious episode of Seinfeld, he comfortably slides into dramatic roles such as Apollo 13, Frost/Nixon and Alabama Moon. Recently, Clint can be seen in the campy, B Horror title, Bloodrayne Third Reich and Rob Zombie's Lords of Salem. He's also put on the producing hat, teaming with long time colleague Gavin Grazer on an indie comedy. Born and raised in Burbank, California, Clint has always balanced his professional career with a 'hometown' oriented life. He continues to live with his wife Melanie in Burbank and stay active in the community. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at rexsikes.com

  • 01:01

    Critics Preview Fall Film Schedule

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    Popular film critics Nell Minow,  A.J. Hakari and Mack Bates preview upcoming Fall movies in this episode designed to help listeners make choices among over 70 films vying for their box office dollars during Fall 2015. All three critics are candid, informative and great fun to listen to! Nell, the famous Movie Mom, is one of the most respected film critics working today.  She writes commentary for Beliefnet.com and is the author of many film-related books.  A.J., the Mad Movie Man, contributes film reviews to various sites including Classic Movie Guide, Review Express, Terror Tube,  ReelTalk Movie Reviews and his own popular blog CineSlice. Award-winning critic Mack Bates has contributed freelance articles for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and serves as a staff blogger for Milwaukee Magazine’s official film blog. He received a local Emmy for his work on the The Robert and Rosie Show.

     Among the films scheduled for release this Fall, which ones are most eagerly anticipated and why? Some movies that might be contenders are: Black Mass, Bridge of Spies, Suffragette, Spectre, The Peanuts Movie, Victor Frankenstein and By the Sea, but that list is just the tip of the iceberg! 

  • 00:36

    How to do Film Financing with 181 new online portals & Co Productions with China

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    Join Corky Kessler, brilliant film attorney as he shares financing opportunities and legal aspects.

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

  • 00:46

    Critics Preview Summer Film Schedule

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    Renowned film critics A.J. Hakari and Mack Bates drop by to discuss the movie release schedule for Summer of 2015. Their goal? To help moviegoers pick the cream of the crop from over 85 summer releases. Mack, an Emmy winner, has contributed 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, writes film reviews for 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! 

    Among the films scheduled for release this summer, which ones are most eagerly anticipated and why? Some of the contenders are: Mr. Holmes, Jurassic World, Mad Max, Pitch Perfect 2, Tomorrowland, Minions, Spy, Live from New York, Insidious Chapter 3, Pan, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Ant-Man, Southpaw, Fantastic Four, Grandma, Master-Minds, Dark Places, Ricki and the Flash. 

  • 00:31

    Hollywood Is Calling- Young Media Critics Film Critic Search

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    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! 

  • 01:01

    Film Critics Predict Oscar Winners

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    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.

  • 00:57

    6 Essential Steps for a Successful Short Film

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    John Bucher & Jeremy Casper share their expertise on creating award winning shorts.

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

  • 01:59


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           If you are not aware of the political arena that is going on in the good OL U S A, what planet are you on?  Recently, Donald Trump said that women should be punished for having an abortion, IF the laws were changed to be illegal - That's a big if - however Aaron Anderson thought it would be a good coffee talk - and that's what we do here, the COOL CRITICS - drink our drinks and talk - 347-205-9366

    THE COOL CRITICS - the 2nd longest running show on the JKN.

           On this showk, sometimes there is confrontation, but that happens in the streets, on the phone, at a barbershop when the guy doesn't cut your hair right - it happens when MOMMY finds DADDY playing house with somebody else's parent, because you never know these days.  The drama, the action, the excitement - THE SADNESS, the..wait a minute the phone's ringing - get back to you in a minute!!!  347-205-9366.

  • 00:29

    Guardian Angel the film

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    Tetia Stroud and Ralph Odierna will join the show to talk about their film Guardian Angel an enterent to the Artemis film festival

    Lets hear the story of this film!

  • 02:03


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           I can remember quite a few singers, performers that I met through my career.  I did radio for a long time saw a lot of people come and go.  I often wonder with the way people act, do ants have celebrities?  Or is this life we live just a circus of events.  Do elephants, gorillas?  Do they have meetings, and in their animalistic way - sign autographs?  Or is that special performance just for us humans?  And if humans are so great - why do they die?  Does it matter?

         I saw the sad faces when Michael Jackson left - and I understand when you have a mental bond with someone who sang a record that may have sparked a relationship, someone portrayed someone in a movie that parallelled your life to the point it was soothing, so when they're gone - it hits you.

          The most difficult exits are probably ones where you're not aware of any illness, then suddenly they're gone, like in the case of Gregory Hines - at 55 he was out of here, and now this - PRINCE at 57.  The cool critics take a look at it from all angles.  347-205-9366.

  • 02:00


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         The headlines read, that TRUMP has got into a battle with BIG TED on their wives, after an organization posted a picture of TRUMP'S WIFE in the nude asking, and this is not word for word, but DO YOU WANT THIS AS THE FIRST LADY OF AMERICA?  CRUZ says, this isn't him, but outside of his jurisdiction, however TRUMP isn't buying it.  This may or may not be the discussion for today, but the POLLS, recently - and this is where I get beside myself - It says THESE ARE THE POLLS THAT MATTER (not all the polls before) TRUMP has tanked, due to the violence and other things, and he will lose against HILARY (HILLARY?) 347-205-9366

          And you know that the bombings and chaos in FRANCE, BRUSSELS, and more has dominated the news, while PRESIDENT OBAMA was doing the TANGO in ARGENTINA.  That may be talk worthy - check in and see - THE COOL CRITICS, if you please - 347-205-9366.