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Today On Google’s Home Page: Love Stories from Ira Glass and “This American Life”

posted by Nell Minow

Be sure to check out Google’s home page today — each Valentine’s Day candy heart has a different love story from Ira Glass and “This American Life,” which has a chocolate box of love stories on its own home page […]

This American Life Celebrates Its 500th Episode

posted by Nell Minow

I love “This American Life.”  For 17 years, Ira Glass has been sharing our stories, funny, wrenching, scary, romantic, always engaging and illuminating.  He tells Buzzfeed how he feels 500 episodes later.  Definitely worth a look, especially at the list […]

This American Life: Live “Invisible Made Visible” Show Available Online and on DVD

posted by Nell Minow

Radio you can watch – that’s the idea. On November 15th, 2012, the public radio show This American Life will release a video of a two-hour episode entitled “The Invisible Made Visible.” Fans can download or stream the video for $5.  It […]

This American Life’s New Movie: Ira Glass and Mike Birbiglia

posted by Nell Minow

I’m a huge fan of NPR’s “This American Life” and very pleased that they have produced their first film, “Sleepwalk With Me,” based on comedian Mike Birbiglia’s story about a rare sleep disorder that nearly cost him his life. My interview […]

Dark Shadows: The Soap Opera

posted by Nell Minow

This week’s big release from Tim Burton and Johnny Depp is a tribute and an update to the cult favorite vampire soap opera that ran from 1966-71.  Before I post my review on Thursday night, here’s a quick reminder of […]

This American Life — Live on Screen May 10

posted by Nell Minow

The popular WBEZ Chicago radio show This American Life and host Ira Glass bring radio to the big screen with This American Life – Live!, a special live performance from the Skirball Center at New York University.  This event will […]

People Who Cry At Airplane Movies

posted by Nell Minow

I love This American Life. This week’s episode is called “Tough Room,” and it has four stories about people who have to face and try to somehow persuade or ingratiate themselves with highly critical and skeptical crowds. But the last […]

The (Real) Informant

posted by Nell Minow

If you saw the new Matt Damon movie, The Informant! and would like to know more about the real-life Mark Whitacre, the highest-level and most productive white collar informant in history, listen to the episode of This American Life that […]

What is the Phrase Heard on Every Single Reality Show?

posted by Nell Minow

I’m not here to make friends! Be sure to take a look at this hilarious compilation of “I’m not here to make friends” moments from reality shows compiled by Rich Juzwiak of VH1. Here’s a sample: His terrific and very […]

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Ebertfest #3 -- The "Ida" Panel
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk2--Y8hfqQ[/youtube] Thanks to Matt Zoller Seitz, Sheila O'Malley, and Todd Rendleman for our superb discussion about this year's Oscar winner for best foreign language movie, "Ida." ...

posted 8:59:24am Apr. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Movies vs. Science -- The Worst Science Mistakes on Film
The Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum used to have a great little video with a claymation Albert Einstein shaking his head over the many mistakes in sci-fi movies. "They're breaking my rule!" he exclaimed. As the animated genius went on to ...

posted 8:00:59am Apr. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Trailer: Ant-Man
Okay, I admit I was skeptical. I was thinking along the lines of Teeny Little Super Guy from Sesame Street. But I love Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll and this trailer has me sold. [iframe width="560" height="315" ...

posted 3:25:31pm Apr. 18, 2015 | read full post »

Movie Scenes in Grocery Stores -- Featuring Macaulay Culkin, Michael Keaton, Natalie Portman, Steve Martin, Ryan Gosling, and More
Check out Slate's compilation of movie scenes set in grocery stores.  It has a lot of my favorites, but leaves out this classic with Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball, from the fact-based "Yours, Mine, and ...

posted 8:00:01am Apr. 18, 2015 | read full post »

Ebertfest 2015, Part 2
It was a great honor to be included on today's panel of movie critics, along with superstars Godfrey Cheshire, Scott Foundas, Matt Zoller Seitz, Rebecca Theodore Vachon, Richard Roeper, Susan Wloszczyna, Michael Phillips, Brian Tallarico, and ...

posted 8:36:52pm Apr. 17, 2015 | read full post »

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