Movies http://www.kplu.org en Molly Ringwald: Rediscovering her jazz roots http://www.kplu.org/post/molly-ringwald-rediscovering-her-jazz-roots <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2010, actress/singer, Molly </span>Ringwald<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wrote her first book, Getting The Pretty Back. The "pretty" in the title is a reference to what is perhaps Molly’s most famous movie, "Pretty In Pink" (1986), directed by John Hughes.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She also worked with Hughes in "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club." But before Molly </span>Ringwald<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> became one of the world’s most famous teenagers, she was a jazz singer.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 21:51:14 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 8688 at http://www.kplu.org Molly Ringwald: Rediscovering her jazz roots Oscar nominations: 'Lincoln' leads the pack, but where is Kathryn Bigelow? http://www.kplu.org/post/oscar-nominations-lincoln-leads-pack-where-kathryn-bigelow It turns out that if you ask the Academy at large who are the best directors, you get a very different answer from the one you get if you ask the Directors Guild of America (DGA). The DGA nominations a couple of days ago went to Ben Affleck for <em>Argo</em>, Kathryn Bigelow for <em>Zero Dark Thirty</em>, Tom Hooper for <em>Les Miserables</em>, Ang Lee for <em>Life Of Pi</em>, and Steven Spielberg for <em>Lincoln</em>.<p>But when the Oscar nominations came out Thursday morning, of those five, only Lee and Spielberg made the cut. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:08:27 +0000 Linda Holmes 7529 at http://www.kplu.org Oscar nominations: 'Lincoln' leads the pack, but where is Kathryn Bigelow? Is Amazon.com taking over the world? http://www.kplu.org/post/amazoncom-taking-over-world <p>Amazon.com recently gobbled up more than $1 billion dollars’ worth of real estate in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. The company is growing like crazy – we’ll hear on Thursday how fast quarterly sales and profit are growing.&nbsp;</p><p>It’s spread way beyond retailing – the latest is that Amazon is functioning like a bank – lending money to its third-party merchants. It's just one of the many ways in which Amazon is flexing its muscles.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 05:46:19 +0000 Ashley Gross 6815 at http://www.kplu.org Is Amazon.com taking over the world? Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis serve coffee in Seattle; crowd overwhelms event http://www.kplu.org/post/will-ferrell-zach-galifianakis-serve-coffee-seattle-crowd-overwhelms-event <p>To promote their new movie &ndash; &ldquo;The Campaign&rdquo; &ndash; actors Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis blazed into a Seattle cafe to stump for votes in their faux election campaign.</p><p>The two are touring the country as if mired in a real political race, though they are &ldquo;campaigning&rdquo; to represent a district in North Carolina. Below is a video of their event in Seattle.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvwSvLjZqdU</p><p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 20:30:59 +0000 Jake Ellison & Mallory Kaniss 5646 at http://www.kplu.org Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis serve coffee in Seattle; crowd overwhelms event Oscar-winning film star Ernest Borgnine dies http://www.kplu.org/post/oscar-winning-film-star-ernest-borgnine-dies <p>LOS ANGELES &mdash; Ernest Borgnine, the beefy screen star known for blustery, often villainous roles, but who won the best-actor Oscar for playing against type as a lovesick butcher in &quot;Marty&quot; in 1955, died Sunday. He was 95.</p><p> Sun, 08 Jul 2012 21:50:00 +0000 Jake Ellison 5542 at http://www.kplu.org Oscar-winning film star Ernest Borgnine dies Fans Restore Luke Skywalker's Boyhood Home http://www.kplu.org/post/fans-save-luke-skywalkers-tunisia-home-star-wars Mark Dermul is a serious <em>Star Wars</em> fan. He was just 7 years old in 1977 when the original movie hit the theaters. As soon as the huge Star Destroyer flew across the opening scene, he was hooked.<p>"It hasn't left me," he says. At 42, Dermul now guides tours throughout North Africa, visiting sites that were featured in the blockbuster films.<p>On one 2010 trip back to planet Tatooine — OK, Tunisia — he and his tour group noticed that Luke Skywalker's boyhood home was decaying. Sun, 01 Jul 2012 17:54:02 +0000 Laura Sullivan 5461 at http://www.kplu.org Fans Restore Luke Skywalker's Boyhood Home It's Man Vs. Beast, With Liam Neeson In The Lead http://www.kplu.org/post/its-man-vs-beast-liam-neeson-lead Pity the foolhardy wolf that gets in Liam Neeson's way. At least, that's the primary message in the trailer for the latest entry in this most curious period of the Oscar-nominee's career, which finds him more often than not furrowing his brow in anger and then beating the source of his ire to a bloody pulp.<p>To wit: The coming-attractions reel for <em>The Grey</em> showcases Neeson securing shattered single-serve liquor bottles to his knuckles with electrical tape while a massive, snarling gray wolf awaits their alpha vs. alpha death match. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 22:40:00 +0000 3942 at http://www.kplu.org It's Man Vs. Beast, With Liam Neeson In The Lead Prof. Fred revels in the marvel of movies so bad, they're good http://www.kplu.org/post/prof-fred-revels-marvel-movies-so-bad-theyre-good <p>Can something be so terrible it&rsquo;s actually good? Professor Fred Hopkins thinks so.</p><p>By day, Hopkins is a lawyer who helps people get out of paying big fines for traffic infractions. But in his spare time he is the enthusiastic host of <a href="http://www.scctv.net/original-programming/professor-freds-movie-marvels"><em>Movie Marvels</em></a>, a show that runs once a week on Seattle&rsquo;s Community College TV channel.</p><p> Sun, 11 Sep 2011 15:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 2585 at http://www.kplu.org Prof. Fred revels in the marvel of movies so bad, they're good Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton coming to a theater near you http://www.kplu.org/post/wynton-marsalis-eric-clapton-coming-theater-near-you <p>Music superstars <a href="http://www.ericclapton.com/" target="_blank">Eric Clapton</a> and <a href="http://www.wyntonmarsalis.org/" target="_blank">Wynton Marsalis</a> got together last April for a concert at the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. The concert featured songs hand-picked by Eric Clapton, then arranged by Marsalis, and included highlights such as a guest appearance by <a href="http://www.tajblues.com/" target="_blank">Taj Mahal</a>.</p><p>While the concert will be released on September 13th on a CD/DVD combo pack (Warner Brothers, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B005974C94/kpor-20" target="_blank">CLICK HERE TO BUY</a>), there is an even better opportunity to hear this show for those of us who weren&rsquo;t able to make the cross country trip to see the show live.</p><p> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 17:21:22 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 2313 at http://www.kplu.org Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton coming to a theater near you