Post Presidents’ Day Extravaganza

February 21, 2017

Special Intro: Michael Albright from Down in Front  

Special Intro #2: Jonah Ray, the new host of MST3K  

Film at 11: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming to Netflix April 14, 2017  

BookIT: The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle  

App-etite: Roll the Ball  

And Now the News... Star Trek is real, MST3K is getting its own comic book and Wedding Taco Bells are ringing.  

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We’ve Brought Chocolates and Flowers! (With Michael Albright)

February 14, 2017

Special Guest: Michael Albright, from Chicago’s Riffing crew Down in Front, reviews the exciting week ahead for MST3K fans in Chicago.  

Film at 11: The LEGO Batman Movie (2016)  

BookIT: Norse Mythology (2017) by Neil Gaiman  

App-etite: Dr. Jackson Crawford teaches you Old Norse and Modern Icelandic.  

And Now the News... A new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming to Netflix, Dear Evan Hansen is on Broadway and the Chicago Auto Show is open at McCormick Place.   

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Darkness! No Parents! Fifty Shades Darker!

February 7, 2017

Special Intro: Robert Murphy  

Film at 11: The Love Witch (2016)  

BookIT: Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit (2012) by Corey Olsen

App-etite: The Tolkien Professor podcast by Corey Olsen  

And Now the News... TESLA has batteries in California,  America has enough bacon for everybody and Hooters has a new idea for your chicken wings.  

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Lies & Made Up Facts (Groundhog Day Edition)

January 31, 2017

Film at 11: iBoy (2017)  

BookIT: The Fellowship of the Ring (1954) by J.R.R. Tolkien  

App-etite: Just Watch  

And Now the News... You can address your Amazon Echo like Kirk would, It may be the end of the Jedi line in Star Wars episode VIII and we mourn the passing of Mary Tyler Moore and the War Doctor this week.  

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The Texas Dalai Lama

January 24, 2017

Film at 11: Lost in London (2017)  

BookIT: Moana (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  

App-etite: VRV  

And Now the News... The CIA has your next creative writing project, Neil Gaiman has 2017 filled with goodness and Netflix has 10 years of entertainment to celebrate.  

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Alexa, Who is Ray Kroc?

January 17, 2017

Film at 11: A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)  

BookIT: Otto Binder: The Life and Work of a Comic Book and Science Fiction Visionary (2016) by Bill Schelly  

App-etite: Amazon Echo  

And Now the News... American government gets a new leader this week, the circus is being shut down and we can light our Mac scented candles.  

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Another Series of Unfortunate Events

January 10, 2017

Film at 11: Hidden Figures (2016)  

BookIT: A Series of Unfortunate Events (1999) by Lemony Snicket  

App-etite: Goodreads  

And Now the News... The 50th annual Consumer Electronics Show has finished its run in Las Vegas and we have a lot to look forward to: Alexa in everything, self-driving cars and CBS on Hulu!  

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Remembering a Member of the Imperial Senate on a Diplomatic Mission to Alderaan

January 3, 2017

Film at 11: Fences (2016)  

BookIT: Wishful Drinking (2008) by Carrie Fisher  

App-etite: News Apps  

And Now the News... May the Force be with Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds who both passed away this week. The robots are going to take care of the rest of us in 2017. (yes, there’s a double meaning there)  

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Go Home 2016, You’re Drunk!

December 27, 2016

Film at 11: Fathom Events presents The Doctor Who 2016 Christmas Episode in theaters tonight, December 27 and Thursday December 29, 2016  

BookIT: Hamilton: The Revolution (2016) by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter  


Our Favorites of 2016:  

App-etite: Google Assistant and Pokémon Go  

BookIT: Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales by Penn Jillette  

Film at 11: 10 Cloverfield Lane, Stranger Things, and Deadpool  

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We are One With the Force and the Force is With Us

December 20, 2016

Film at 11: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)  

BookIT: Santa Claus Is for Real: A True Christmas Fable About the Magic of Believing  (2014) by Charles Edward Hall  

App-etite: Super Mario Run  

And Now the news… Yahoo! was hacked, Santa is being tracked and your Amazon order is all packed. Celebrate this week with us!  

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