Q Night At The Movies 3/22

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #510 at 7 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Re-Imagining The Classics at 7:30 pm
The writers of re-imagined classics and popular franchises such as GHOST, CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, TWINS and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN deliberate how to keep stories fresh while remaining faithful to the original version. Accompanied by Spencer and Lloyd Harvey’s short film JACK & JILL, a fresh take on the classic nursery rhyme that follows a young Australian girl who finds an inventive way to contact her father, a WWII soldier stationed in New Guinea.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Ten Little Indians at 8 pm
Unwary houseguests meet their deaths when they are invited by an unknown host to a secluded mountain mansion in this Agatha Christie thriller. Cast: Hugh O’Brian, Shirley Eaton.

Poisoner’s Handbook: American Experience at 9:30 pm
In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner’s treasure chest. There was radioactive radium in health tonics, thallium in depilatory creams, morphine in teething medicine and potassium cyanide in cleaning supplies. While the tools of the murderer’s trade multiplied as the pace of industrial innovation increased, the scientific knowledge (and the political will) to detect and prevent the crimes lagged behind. All this changed in 1918, when New York City hired its first scientifically- trained medical examiner Charles Norris. Over the course of a decade and a half, Norris and his extraordinarily driven and talented chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, would turn forensic chemistry into a formidable science, sending many a murder to the electric chair and setting the standards that the rest of the country would ultimately adopt.

 

Q Night At The Movies 3/15

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #509 at 7 pm
Just seen It is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Based on a True Story at 7:30 pm
The challenges of making true life stories compelling on the screen are discussed by THE FIGHTER’s Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Scott Silver, Academy Award-nominated scribe Nicholas Kazan (REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, AT CLOSE RANGE), Pamela Gray (CONVICTION), Academy Award-winner Ron Howard and the team behind APOLLO 13. Followed by OVERNIGHT STAY, directed by Daniela Sherer.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Gypsy at 8 pm
Based on the 1957 memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, the story focuses on her mother, Rose (Rosalind Russell), whose name has become synonymous with “the ultimate stage mother.” Cast: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden.

Life Is A Banquet: The Rosalind Russell Story at 10:25
The star of Auntie Mame, His Girl Friday, Gypsy, and scores of other memorable films and Broadway shows, Rosalind Russell came into her own during Hollywood’s Golden Era and was paired with many of the luminaries of that time, including Joan Crawford, Cary Grant, and Kirk Douglas. Long an advocate for those with disabilities, late in life this unique and pioneering talent was struck with severe rheumatoid arthritis, which derailed her career. Thereafter, Russell championed the needs of millions also suffering from the disease. Whether considered for her sophisticated comedy roles or dignity under duress, her humanity shines through. Narrated by Kathleen Turner, this insightful and warm profile comes on the occasion of the approach of the 75th anniversary of her breakthrough role as Sylvia Fowler in The Women (1939) and the 55th anniversary of her most famous role as Mame Dennis in Auntie Mame (1958).

 

 

Q Night At The Movies 3/08

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #508 at 7 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story The Heart of a Film at 7:30 pm
On the next On Story, the inspiration behind such classic films as Edward Scissorhands, Toy Story, and UP is discussed by Academy Award winning Pixar director John Lasseter and screenwriter Caroline Thompson followed by the short Playing Ghost by Andrew Start.

Hollywood Stars Film Package The French Lieutenant’s Woman at 8 pm
The relationship of two actors (Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons) in a movie production parallels that of the Victorian characters they are portraying.

POV Guilty Pleasures at 10:05 pm
Every four seconds a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere in the world. Julie Moggan’s “Guilty Pleasures” takes a look at this global phenomenon. Ironies abound in the contrasts between the everyday lives of the books’ readers and the fantasy worlds that offer them escape. This film portrays five romance devotees who must, ultimately, find their dreams in the real world.

Elvis: Return To Tupelo at 11:05 pm
In the 1950s and ’60s, Elvis Presley became an icon of rock n’ roll around the world. But understanding the Elvis story requires going back to his origins in rural Tupelo, Miss. ELVIS: RETURN TO TUPELO documents the period from his birth in 1935 during the depths of the Great Depression, to his breakout year 1956, when Elvis made a triumphant return to his hometown.

Q Night At The Movies 3/1

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #507 at 7 pm
On this episode of JUST SEEN IT, we review the re-make of the classic sci-fi action film, ROBOCOP. We continue our special lead-up to the OSCARS with a look at the nominees for BEST DIRECTOR and BEST PICTURE, and we check out the indie thriller, ODD THOMAS, based on the best-selling novel by Dean Koontz.

On Story The Silence of the Lambs at 7 pm
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ted Tally gives a provocative look at the adaptation and production of the Oscar-winning film THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. Tally covers it all: working with director Jonathan Demme, anticipating Jodie Foster’s Oscar win, the delicious changed ending for the world’s most famous cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, and more.

The Picture Of Dorian Gray at 8 pm
A corrupt young man keeps his youthful beauty, while a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Things That Go Bump In The Night at 9:55 pm
THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT details some of New England’s most bone-chilling stories, myths and legends. Interviews with local authors and experts, along with personal accounts, reveal tales of the supernatural, the unexplained and the mysterious. The special features visits to the infamous Lizzie Borden home in Fall River, MA, the long-abandoned village of Dudleytown in northern Connecticut, the Hoosac Tunnel in the Berkshire Mountains, the New London Ledge Lighthouse, Bellcourt Castle in Newport, Rhode Island and a Union cemetery in Easton, CT – the sites of terrible tragedies, supposed curses and ghostly hauntings.

Q Night At The Movies 2/22

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

On Story Creating Fantastical Worlds at 5 pm
The challenges of creating fantastical world and getting the audience to suspend their disbelief are discussed by the creative minds behind STAR TREK, TRANSFORMERS, EL MARIACHI, and WATCHMEN. Featuring David Hayter, Robert Orci, Damon, Lindelof, and Robert Rodriguez. Film: Tadpoles by Miguel Alvarez.

On Story Writing Action! at 5:30
The creators behind the explosions CON AIR, GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS, HULK, ZOMBIELAND and MACHETE debate what makes a great action movie.

On Story Unawakening at 6 pm
Suspenseful storytelling is discussed by the creative minds behind THE USUAL SUSPECTS, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE BIG EASY and LETHAL WEAPON. Featuring Shane Black, Ted Tally, Daniel Petrie, Jr. and Christopher McQuarrie. Film: Unawakening by Jack Daniel Stanley.

On Story A Conversation With Chris Carter, Creator Of The X-Files at 6:30 pm
Legendary television writer Chris Carter reveals the secret behind the creation and success of The X-Files and how he stirred audiences using the power of mythology. Lost and PROMETHEUS writer, Damon Lindelof, speaks with Carter on how his use of the paranormal and search for the truth have become staples of popular culture.

On Story A Conversation With Damon Lindelof, Co-Creator of Lost at 7 pm
Damon Lindelof discusses his hand in some of the most celebrated and scrutinized works of science fiction over the past five years, and how much of their success is attributed to writing stories that leave a lot up to one’s imagination.

On Story Elements Of Great Horror at 7:30 pm
Professional horror writers explore how great drama lies at the core of the most frightening films, and discuss the style and techniques used to invoke fear, suspense and thrills that linger long after the credits roll. 

Hollywood Stars Film Package Aliens at 8 pm
The survivor (Sigourney Weaver) of a horrific alien attack returns to planet LB 426 with Marines sent to check out the situation.

Android Prophesy at 10:20 pm
For almost a century, Hollywood has been warning us of a future where human beings become enslaved by the machines they created. But has the time come to take the seemingly outlandish imagination of science fiction seriously? Drawing disturbing conclusions about our impending mechanical domination, THE ANDROID PROPHESY, narrated by actor Tom Baker (Doctor Who), investigates the parallels between science fiction and science reality. Over the years technology has matured on screen and innovations in artificial intelligence and bio technology are making it harder to distinguish man from man-made. The debate is set, who has the upper hand: the great minds of Hollywood, or the world’s leading scientists? Featuring an array of clips from the distant world of ‘Lost in Space’ to the domestic horror of ‘The Stepford Wives, THE ANDROID PROPHESY investigates the parallels between movie director fantasy and science reality by bringing together legendary filmmakers like Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott as well as pioneers in cyborg research.

Q Night At The Movies 2/15

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #505 at 7 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story A Conversation With Brian Helgeland at 7:30 pm
Brian Helgeland, the creative force behind 42, LA CONFIDENTIAL, MYSTIC RIVER, and A KNIGHT’S TALE, shares his experience as a screenwriter, director and producer, along with the ups, downs and left turns of the filmmaking industry. Accompanied by the short film HECTOR IS GONNA KILL NATE, from Ari Issler about a basketball student that rolls into his High School gym looking for revenge.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Rocky at 8 pm
A small time boxer (Sylvester Stallone) gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Boxing Gym at 10:00 pm
This film explores an Austin, Texas institution, Lord’s Gym, which was founded by Richard Lord, a former professional boxer. A wide variety of people of all ages, races, ethnicities and social classes train at the gym: men, women, children, doctors, lawyers, judges, business men and women, immigrants, professional boxers and people who want to become professional boxers alongside amateurs who love the sport and teenagers who are trying to develop strength and assertiveness. The gym is an example of the American “melting pot” where people meet, talk, and train.

Q Night At The Movies 2/8

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #504 at 7 pm
On the next episode of Just Seen It, we review the animated comedy, THE LEGO MOVIE, and then head back to TV for a review of the new NBC dramedy, ABOUT A BOY. Next, we discuss TIM’S VERMEER, the fascinating documentary about the “photo-realistic” paintings of Johannes Vermeer, and finish up with the war drama, THE MONUMENTS MEN, featuring an all-star cast led by George Clooney.

On Story Presented by the Austin Film Festival War at 7:30 pm
War in film is discussed by the creative minds behind RED DAWN, BORN ON THE 4th OF JULY, and APOCALYPSE NOW. Featuring Oliver Stone and John Milius. Film: Veterans by Miguel Alvarez.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Run Silent, Run Deep at 8 pm
A U.S. sub commander (Clark Gable) obsessed with sinking a Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer (Burt Lancaster) and crew.

Frozen North: Sir Hubert’s Forgotten Submarine Expedition at 9:35 pm
Sir Hubert Wilkins was a fascinating character with many diverse interests. He was a war correspondent and photographer, polar explorer, naturalist, geographer, climatologist and aviator. After completing the world’s first trans-arctic flight in 1928, Wilkins’ dreams of exploration grew. He renovated a WWI submarine, enlisted a crew of 20, and planned to make headlines with a daring expedition. The ship was christened “Nautilus,” made famous by Jules Verne’s novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In the riveting documentary FROZEN NORTH: SIR HUBERT’S FORGOTTEN SUBMARINE MISSION oceanographer Hans Fricke searches for the wreck of Nautilus. With a wealth of historical footage, modern re-enactments, and the help of a 1:1 steel model of the sub, one of the last polar adventures of our time is brought back to life.

Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint at 10:30 pm
The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint chronicles the 45-year history of a Washington, D.C., landmark and takes viewers on a journey from Dixieland to Dave Matthews, from strippers and bikers to hippies and punks. The kind of neighborhood club that’s all but vanished from the American scene, The Bayou featured jazz legends Coleman Hawkins, Woody Herman and Count Basie in the 1950s; rock ‘n roll and student riots in the ’60s; the debuts of Kiss, the Runaways, Dire Straits, Foreigner and U2 in the ’70s and ’80s; and the last-ever performance by international sensation Eva Cassidy in the ’90s. Told by Bayou performers, employees and patrons, this film celebrates the club’s music, mischief and enduring legacy.

 

Q Night at the Movies 2/1

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It at 7 pm
On this episode of JUST SEEN IT, we review the romantic drama, LABOR DAY, starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. Next, we offer up our picks for the most underrated movies of 2013. Following up, we look at the romantic comedy, THAT AWKWARD MOMENT, with Zac Efron, Michale B. Jordan and Miles Teller. And we discuss the animated drama from famed director Hayao Miyazaki, THE WIND RISES.

On Story Presented by the Austin Film Festival at 7:30 pm
Suspenseful storytelling is discussed by the creative minds behind THE USUAL SUSPECTS, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE BIG EASY and LETHAL WEAPON. Featuring Shane Black, Ted Tally, Daniel Petrie, Jr. and Christopher McQuarrie. Film: Unawakening by Jack Daniel Stanley

Ten Little Indians at 8 pm
Unwary houseguests meet their deaths when they are invited by an unknown host to a secluded mountain mansion in this Agatha Christie thriller. Cast: Hugh O’Brian, Shirley Eaton.

Kiss Me Deadly at 9:35 pm
Mickey Spillane’s private eye Mike Hammer is pulled by a doomed female hitchhiker into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue. Cast: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart.

Q Night at the Movies 1/25

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #502 at 7:00 pm
We review the action comedy, RIDE ALONG, starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. Next, we shift gears and discuss the HBO dramedy about modern gay life in San Francisco, LOOKING. Then it is on to the animated comedy, THE NUT JOB. We end it on a bang with the action thriller, JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT, starring Chris Pine. Four VERY different choices for your entertainment viewing..

On Story Westerns at 7:30 pm
Creating westerns with resonance is discussed by the creative minds behind UNFORGIVEN, A PERFECT WORLD, and 3:10 TO YUMA. Featuring John Lee Hancock, David Peoples, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas. Film: Western by Lucas Millard.

Hollywood Stars Film Package The Unforgiven at 8:00 pm
A Texas woman (Lillian Gish) and her eldest son (Burt Lancaster) fight Kiowas over an adopted daughter (Audrey Hepburn).

Janson Movie Star Package Burt Lancaster: Daring To Reach at 10:05 pm
Burt Lancaster went from street-wise tough to art-collector liberal-activist, from circus-acrobat hunk to Academy Award winner.

Q Night at the Movies 1/18

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #501 at 7:00
On our first episode of season five of Just Seen It, we review the new HBO crime drama, True Detective. Next, we check out Greg Kinnear in FOX’s new dramedy, Rake. Then we review the documentary about the Egyptian uprising, The Square, premiering on Netflix, and finally we chat with June Squibb, the Golden Globe-nominated co-star of Nebraska.

On Story Comedy at 7:30 pm
Comedy in film is discussed by the creative minds behind To Die For, The 40 Year Old Virgin, National Lampoon’s Vacation, and The Hangover. Featuring Harold Ramis, Judd Apatow, Buck Henry, and Jon Lucas. Film: Sleep Study by Kerri Lendo and John Merriman and My Biggest Weakness by Bradley Jackson.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Some Like It Hot at 8:00 pm
To evade gangsters, two men (Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon) don skirts and makeup and join an all-girl band with a sizzling singer (Marilyn Monroe).

Hollywood Stars Film Package Hot Rock at 10:05 pm
A thief (Robert Redford), his brother-in-law (George Segal) and their two helpers botch a diamond caper in New York.