Always a delight to be invited to join the Meet Me at the Movies crew and this time it’s just to offer my thoughts on the newly-released Stephen Williams film Chevalier. I’m only in there for a few minutes, but make… Read More ›
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Meet Me at the Movies: Review Extra – “Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game.”
Did you know that Pinball machines used to be outlawed? I didn’t either, and when I saw the trailer of this lost piece of history, I knew I had to check out this film that took me back to a… Read More ›
Special Presentation – Voting for the Oscars: a WNCW Special
Paul Foster and WNCW 88.7 FM (wncw.org) gets film lovers ready for the 95th Oscars. Paul’s guests are film critics Noel T. Manning II and Thomas Manning of the North Carolina Film Critics and Southeastern Film Critics Associations. The Mannings,… Read More ›
Open Dialogue with actor William Katt.
William Katt says that he’s turned many of life’s detours into highways. He was a prom date to Carrie thanks to Brian De Palma; he almost had a home on Tatooine by way of George Lucas, and Katt rode the… Read More ›
Open Dialogue with “Armageddon Time” actor Banks Repeta.
Critics Choice nominated Actor Banks Repeta (Best Young Actor, Armageddon Time) joins Noel T. Manning II on Episode 489 to speak about his journey into filmmaking and starring alongside such talents as Sir Anthony Hopkins, Bill Skarsgård, Anne Hathaway, Jeremy… Read More ›
Open Dialogue with “Women Talking” actor Sheila McCarthy.
Sheila McCarthy stars in the Sarah Polley ensemble-dialogue-driven film Women Talking. Listed on many ”Best of Lists for 2022,” this picture offers a thought-provoking story, stellar performances, beautiful cinematography, and it engages the audience with deep questions, and characters at… Read More ›
Open Dialogue with “Avatar: The Way of Water” actors Jack Champion, Bailey Bass, Trinity Bliss, and Jamie Flatters.
James Cameron offers another visual spectacular for the big screen with the long-awaited Avatar: The Way of Water. Today on Open Dialogue, Noel T. Manning II speaks with Jack Champion, Bailey Bass, Trinity Bliss and Jamie Flatters about their journey… Read More ›
Open Dialogue with “BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” actors Daniel Giménez Cacho and Ximena Lamadrid.
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths is a creative exploration of finding humanity within sometimes inhumane conditions of the physical and mental states. Today on Open Dialogue our guests are Daniel Giménez Cacho and Ximena Lamadrid. These two… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: Episode 481
On this episode of Meet Me at the Movies, I join hosts Noel T. Manning and Thomas Manning to briefly discuss director Lila Neugebauer’s Causeway, now streaming on Apple TV+ and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry. This beautiful character-driven… Read More ›
Open Dialogue with “Till” actor Danielle Deadwyler.
Danielle Deadwyler brings to the screen raw and rich authenticity in the Orion Pictures film – Till as Mamie Till-Mobley. Today on Open Dialogue Deadwyler opens up about the emotional and intellectual impact this performance continues to have on her life…. Read More ›
Open Dialogue with “Fall” actors Grace Caroline Currey and Virginia Gardner.
Grace Caroline Currey and Virginia Gardner are our guests today on Open Dialogue, and they offer us a behind the scenes look at a film that takes action, adventure and thrills to death-defying heights. Loss and rediscovery of self are… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: Episode 471 – Summer Movie Experiences, Vol 2
As promised, since so many films just couldn’t quite make the cut to be discussed in the first volume of Summer Movie Experiences at Meet Me at the Movies, here is volume 2! That’s right, The Cine-Men – Douglas Davidson… Read More ›
Open Dialogue with “LEGO Star Wars: Summer Vacation” actor Yvette Nicole Brown.
Yvette Nicole Brown is an acting and voice talent with connections to Community, the MCU, DC, and the Star Wars properties. Today on Open Dialogue, she chats with Noel T. Manning II about Chewbacca, Troy and Abed, and the Russo… Read More ›
Open Dialogue with “Amber Brown” showrunner Bonnie Hunt.
Bonnie Hunt is a writer, actress, producer, voice talent, and director of film and television. She’s been connected to such films as Rain Man, Jerry Maguire, Jumanji, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Green Mile, and more. Now, she’s come together… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: Episode 465 – Summer Movie Experiences, Vol 1
Any chance to talk about movies is a good time, but to get invited to join Darryl Mansel and Noel T. Manning for an episode of Meet Me at the Movies to talk summer movie memories, well – that’s just… Read More ›
Open Dialogue with “Wolf Hound” director Michael B. Chait.
Michael B. Chait is the director and producer for the World War II “What If” action-epic-drama Wolf Hound. On this episode of Open Dialogue, he shares behind the scenes stories of the making of this film. He offers which actor… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: MohicanFest Edition
Noel and Thomas chat with Ed Phillips of the Burke County Tourism Development Authority about the 30th Anniversary Last of the Mohicans Festival and Reunion May 12-14. Live music, location tours, arts and crafts, reenactors, tomahawk throwing, and the Oscar-winning… Read More ›
Open Dialogue with “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” composer Mark Isham.
Nicholas Cage stars as Nick Cage in the crazily undefinable The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Award-winning composer Mark Isham was tasked with bringing atmospheric life through music to this project. He did so by paying homage to composers of… Read More ›
Open Dialogue with “Swimming with Sharks” showrunner Kathleen Robertson and actors Kiernan Shipka & Diane Kruger.
Kiernan Shipka and Diane Kruger star in the Roku Original series Swimming with Sharks. Based on the 1994 film, showrunner Kathleen Robertson puts a 21st century twist on classic Hollywood mentalities. On this episode of Open Dialogue, Noel T. Manning… Read More ›
Meet Me at the Movies: Episode 453
Been awhile since I joined Noel T. Manning and Thomas Manning for an episode of Meet Me at the Movies, so the release of Matt Reeves’s The Batman seemed like a great reason to return. They offered me space to discuss… Read More ›