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Movie Minutes with Robin Holabird

Fridays during Morning Edition at 6:42 a.m. and 8:42 a.m. PT

Robin Holabird reviews the latest films streaming and showing in Reno-area theaters. Catch this commentary Fridays during Morning Edition at 6:42 a.m. and 8:42 a.m. PT.

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Two projects originally slated for theaters probably get better play with their recent Covid induced straight-to-streaming release rather than fighting it out with giant projects in big movie houses.

In the tradition of Clueless and The Easy A, the new Netflix release called The Half of It transfers a classic piece of literature to a high school setting while maintaining the source material’s ultimate message. 

With a track record that includes Glee, American Horror Story, and Feud, Ryan Murphy puts his own fantasy spin on movie history in his project called Hollywood. Setting the story in nineteen forty-eight, Murphy and his co-creators imagine a world where an openly gay Rock Hudson finds work, while non-whites like Anna Mae Wong manage to win Oscars.

Robin's Movie Review: Bosch

May 8, 2020

Binge watching sent me armchair traveling to Los Angeles for one of my favorite mystery series on both screen and book, Bosch. Recently starting its sixth season, Bosch continues as an effective translation of the books, despite numerous changes. Those switches from author and producer Michael Connelly, add commercial benefits while preserving the original’s soul.

People continue finding flexible and creative movie watching methods as Covid-Nineteen restrictions continue. For instance, Reno’s science film festival called Sci-on goes completely online next Monday rather than use its usual base at the National Automobile Museum.

Besides catching up on all those streaming options you meant to watch for the past three or four years, the Covid-19 pandemic provides opportunities to start your movie making career. 

Reaptown

Apr 17, 2020

A look at a horror film shot in Ely, Nevada.

Tiger King

Apr 10, 2020

The new Netflix documentary.

Netflix Party

Apr 3, 2020

A new way to watch movies with friends.

Contagion

Mar 24, 2020

The 2011 film Directed by Steven Soderbergh. With Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow.

Emma

Mar 24, 2020

A look at the new film directed by Autumn de Wilde.

The Way Back

Mar 18, 2020

The new film starring Ben Affleck.

Call Of The Wild

Feb 26, 2020

Harrison Ford stars in the new film.

Downhill

Feb 20, 2020

The new film starring Julia Louis Dreyfus and Will Ferrell.

2020 Oscar Shorts

Feb 13, 2020

A look at the Academy Award winning short films.

Corbin Allred, Dan Ackroyd, Jeff Griffin, Lauren Bacall, Robin Holabird and Kirk Douglas talking with each other.
Courtesy of Robin Holabird

Robin Holabird has reviewed movies for KUNR for over 30 years. During this time, she has been a vital contributor to the Nevada film community. In light of the recent passing of Kirk Douglas, a world-renowned actor, Holabird reflected on a memory she shared with Douglas:

Oscars So Red 2

Feb 7, 2020

Another look at ideal wines to pair with Best Picture nominees.

Oscars So Red 1

Feb 4, 2020

Robin pairs this year's Oscar nominees with wine.

Like A Boss

Jan 17, 2020

The new film starring Salma Hayak, Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne.

Just Mercy

Jan 10, 2020

The new film starring Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan.

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