Larry Thomas http://wmub.org en "Teddy Ball Park" screening coming May 12 http://wmub.org/post/teddy-ball-park-screening-coming-may-12 <p>Larry Thomas has a preview of the May 12 screening of <a href="http://www.cincyra.org/event/teddy-ball-park/"><strong>Teddy Ball Park</strong></a>, the ESPN documentary about <strong>Teddy Kramer</strong>, the Cincinnati Reds fan with Down Syndrome who went from bat boy to front office employee. The screening is presented by the <a href="http://www.cincyra.org/"><strong>ReelAbilities Film Festival</strong></a> along with <a href="http://www.laddinc.org/"><strong>LADD Inc.</strong></a> and the <a href="http://www.threeriversschools.org/"><strong>Three Rivers Local School District</strong></a>.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:30 +0000 Larry Thomas 25505 at http://wmub.org "Teddy Ball Park" screening coming May 12 Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier http://wmub.org/post/movie-review-captain-america-winter-soldier <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I recall the first Captain America film from a couple of years ago being an exciting, well-done action film based on the legendary comic book character. Now comes&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://marvel.com/captainamerica"><strong>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</strong></a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, in which our hero, whom we last saw during World War II, emerges from his cryogenic sleep in the </span>21<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century. Naturally, there needs to be a catastrophic crisis from which the Captain must save the world. Yes, the plot is that simple, but it’s all the other ingredients in this second outing that makes </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Captain America: The Winter Soldier</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> such a spectacular thrill ride.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:10 +0000 Larry Thomas 25282 at http://wmub.org Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel http://wmub.org/post/movie-review-grand-budapest-hotel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After last year’s&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Moonrise Kingdom</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, I wasn’t sure if Wes Anderson could top, or even equal, himself with his next movie. He has.&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.grandbudapesthotel.com/"><strong>The Grand Budapest Hotel</strong></a>&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is a shaggy dog story, or in this case, a shaggy hotel story, set in a fictitious European country between the two world wars and into the years of communism.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Larry Thomas 25010 at http://wmub.org Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel A preview of the Doris Day Movie Marathon happening April 3. http://wmub.org/post/preview-doris-day-movie-marathon-happening-april-3 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It looks like it’s going to be a busy week in our fair city. Monday is opening day for the 2014 Reds’ season, with the annual parade and all that goes with it. Tuesday is April Fool’s Day, which can be one of the most important days of the year for the seriously zany. And Thursday, April </span>3<sup>rd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is an important milestone in Cincinnati history, for it was on that day ninety years ago that </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was born. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Larry Thomas 24731 at http://wmub.org A preview of the Doris Day Movie Marathon happening April 3. Movie Review: Oscar nominated shorts http://wmub.org/post/movie-review-oscar-nominated-shorts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The annual movie awards season is pretty much over for another year. But once again, you still have a chance to see some of the nominated films that never make it to everyone. The annual gathering of the </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Oscar Nominated Short Subjects</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> returns once again to Cincinnati World Cinema next weekend. These films are categorized by live action and animated, and in order to give more variety to the arrangement, Cincinnati World Cinema mixes them up and adds some bonus films that didn’t make the cut. The two separate programs are then scheduled twice each, so you have a chance to see them all at once or on different days.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Larry Thomas 23809 at http://wmub.org Movie Review: Oscar nominated shorts