Podcast: Kristen Lopez and I Talk About “Gilda” and Rita Hayworth

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 6:20 pm

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Many thanks to the always-great Kristen Lopez for inviting me on her classic films podcast to talk about “Gilda” and the star who made her iconic, Rita Hayworth.

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The Movie Mom on the Open Mic Podcast

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 7:52 am

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Many thanks to Brett Allan for inviting me on The Open Mic podcast to talk about movies, the history of movie ratings, how to know if a movie is too scary for kids, and my dad’s connection to “Gilligan’s Island.”

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Should We Close Museum IMAX Theaters? My Views on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 3:02 am

Many thanks to the Kojo Nnamdi Show for inviting me on to talk about a tough issue–the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum has announced it will be tearing down its IMAX theater to make room for more space for its cafeteria and some exhibit space. I love IMAX nature films and old-school IMAX screens that create a fully immersive experience. But the Smithsonian found that the audiences were shrinking and increasingly the films were playing to empty seats. I discussed this issue with IMAX filmmaker Jonathan Barker and then talked about why local theaters still matter, even in a world of very fancy home theater settings, with non-profit Avalon Theater manager Bill Oberdorfer. Listen here. And if you want to join those opposing the demolition of the Smithsonian’s IMAX screen, visit Change.org.

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