movies http://wkar.org en Summer film preview: the good, the bad and Michael Bay http://wkar.org/post/summer-film-preview-good-bad-and-michael-bay <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGM5rq_vX4U&amp;feature=kp</p><p></p><p>Earlier this year <em>Current State’s</em> Emanuele Berry previewed the first half of the summer film season with John Serba, M-live entertainment reporter and film critic. Emanuele found out what the rest of the summer films have to offer. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:33:48 +0000 Emanuele Berry 55886 at http://wkar.org Aliens, cops, superheroes, must be summer movie season http://wkar.org/post/aliens-cops-superheroes-must-be-summer-movie-season <p>http://youtu.be/vIu85WQTPRc</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 20:23:45 +0000 Emanuele Berry 53106 at http://wkar.org Film captures human drama at the large Hadron Collider http://wkar.org/post/film-captures-human-drama-large-hadron-collider <p>http://youtu.be/Rikc7foqvRI</p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-cefa35a0-658b-abed-12ab-e8503af78a25" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">A new documentary called “<a href="http://particlefever.com/">Particle Fever</a>” will be screened by the East Lansing Film Society tomorrow night. It’s the story of the <a href="http://home.web.cern.ch/topics/large-hadron-collider">Large Hadron Collider</a> and the search for the Higgs Boson.</span> <span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The East Lansing Film Society will screen “Particle Fever” tomorrow night at the Studio C! Theatres in Okemos.</span> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:00:23 +0000 Mark Bashore & Scott Pohl 52210 at http://wkar.org Steadicam pioneer discusses long Hollywood career http://wkar.org/post/steadicam-pioneer-discusses-long-hollywood-career <p></p><p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-103c602f-54ee-d435-5e5a-a16e092979f4"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Cinematographer <a href="http://www.dankneece.com/">Dan Kneece</a> has had a long career in movie-making, commercials, and music videos. He learned how to handle a Steadicam from inventor Garrett Brown, and has a track record of nearly three decades that earned him the Steadicam Guild’s first ever lifetime achievement award.</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:14:58 +0000 Current State 49681 at http://wkar.org Steadicam pioneer discusses long Hollywood career Moviemaking in Michigan: Getting Started http://wkar.org/post/moviemaking-michigan-getting-started <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Making a movie is a complicated business. There has to be a script, a producer, a director, actors, costumes, sets, props, and a seemingly endless list of jobs to be done. If you’ve ever watched a movie through the end of the credits, you know what I mean. Today, <em>Current State</em> launches an ambitious project to follow the process of making a movie in Michigan from start to finish. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:42:14 +0000 Current State 48503 at http://wkar.org Moviemaking in Michigan: Getting Started Actor Jeff Daniels plays his musical self in Michigan concert tour http://wkar.org/post/actor-jeff-daniels-plays-his-musical-self-michigan-concert-tour <p></p><p></p><p>Actor and musician <a href="http://www.jeffdaniels.com/">Jeff Daniels</a> is a busy man, but not too busy to come back to entertain folks in his home state of Michigan. Daniels is doing a one-man stage show in seven Michigan towns. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:07:17 +0000 Current State 48319 at http://wkar.org Actor Jeff Daniels plays his musical self in Michigan concert tour Golden Globe snubs and Detroit Film Critics Society winners http://wkar.org/post/golden-globe-snubs-and-detroit-film-critics-society-winners <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Award season kicked off last week with the announcement of this year’s Golden Globe nominees. This is also the time of year where some Michigan critics vote on their favorite films and performances. The&nbsp;</span><a href="http://detroitfilmcritics.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Detroit Film Critics Society</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;revealed the winners of their annual contest last Friday.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://connect.mlive.com/staff/jserba/comments.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">John&nbsp;Serba</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">entertainment reporter for MLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press and a founding member of the Detroit Film Critics Society,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">assess this year’s Golden Globe nominations and reveals the big winners from the Detroit Film Critics Society's awards.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:40:45 +0000 Current State 46820 at http://wkar.org Golden Globe snubs and Detroit Film Critics Society winners Lansing Theatre organ pipes up http://wkar.org/post/lansing-theatre-organ-pipes <p>At the boom of the silent film era a century ago, theater organs were a mainstay in movie houses across the country.&nbsp; Lansing had its own such place, the Michigan Theater.&nbsp; It closed more than three decades ago, but the original 1928 concert organ still exists. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:50:41 +0000 Current State 46638 at http://wkar.org Lansing Theatre organ pipes up Indie film producer enjoys success outside studio system http://wkar.org/post/indie-film-producer-enjoys-success-outside-studio-system <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Filmmaker <a href="http://www.killerfilms.com/">Christine </a></span><a href="http://www.killerfilms.com/">Vachon</a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> is behind some of today’s most successful independent movies, including “Boys Don’t Cry”, “Far From Heaven” and “One Hour Photo”. <a href="http://filmstudies.cal.msu.edu/film-culture/msu-film-collective/">The </a></span><a href="http://filmstudies.cal.msu.edu/film-culture/msu-film-collective/">MSU</a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"><a href="http://filmstudies.cal.msu.edu/film-culture/msu-film-collective/"> Film Collective</a> is screening her movie “<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368794/">I’m Not There</a>” tonight, and </span>Vachon<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> will speak about the state of independent film on campus tomorrow. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:19:48 +0000 Current State 45629 at http://wkar.org Indie film producer enjoys success outside studio system Fall films are a mix of flair and fizzle http://wkar.org/post/fall-films-are-mix-flair-and-fizzle <p></p><p>From tales of slavery to adventures in outer space, this year’s crop of fall films runs the gamut.&nbsp; Current State’s Emanuele Berry chats with MLive.com entertainment reporter and film critic John Serba about the upcoming film season.&nbsp; They started with a film neither is excited to see: a dance flick entitled “Battle of the Year.”</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:41:12 +0000 Current State 41892 at http://wkar.org Fall films are a mix of flair and fizzle