Karina Longworth

Film Contributor

Film critic and editor of SpoutBlog

Karina Longworth appears in the following:

Takeouts: White House Turkey, Charlie Weis, Holiday Movies

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich has the story of a presidential pardon taking place on the Hill.  (psst... it's just the annual White House turkey.)
  • Sports Takeout: Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin says Notre Dame's head football coach, Charlie Weis, may soon be out of a job. We'll take a look at possible successors. 
  • Movie Takeout: Takeaway movie contributor Karina Longworth looks at what's worth watching over the holiday weekend.


Screams and Chills: The Best Scary Movies

Friday, October 30, 2009

It's our Halloween horror flick round-up. We asked Takeaway listeners and our contributors, Newsday film critic Rafer Guzman and Spout editor Karina Longworth, to compile a list of the best horror films ever. Classics like "Cat People" and "Night of the Living Dead" made the list, but so did big '80s blockbusters like "Alien."

Click through to read Rafer and Karina's full list and watch video clips from some of the classics.

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Friday Morning at the Movies: 'Amelia' Another Winner for Swank?

Friday, October 23, 2009

"Amelia," the biopic of pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart, opens across the country today. Will this be Hilary Swank's third Oscar-winning role? The Takeaway's contributors Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, and Karina Longworth, editor of Spout, say the movie will certainly be positioned as a contender for the award. But they're not sure Swank's latest role is actually worthy.

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Weekend Movies: Art House Edition

Friday, September 25, 2009

Even though "Surrogates" and "Fame" debut this weekend, it's the art house films that have stolen the hearts of The Takeaway's movie reviewers: Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, and Karina Longworth, editor of Spout. They introduce us to Anne Fontaine's film "Coco Before Chanel," starring Audrey Tautou, about the famous fashion designer before she was an icon. They also look at "Disgrace," the screen adaptation of the novel by J.M. Coetzee, starring John Malkovich, and "Blind Date," starrring Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson.

Here's the trailer for "Coco Before Chanel"; click through for more trailers:


Movies: Meatballs and Feminist Horror

Friday, September 18, 2009

On Fridays we talk movies; today we're joined by Newsday film critic Rafer Guzman and Spoutblog editor Karina Longworth. Anna Faris, Mr. T and others bring a classic children's book to screen this weekend in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Steven Soderbergh and Matt Damon do comedy with "The Informant." We also look at Jennifer Aniston's new romantic comedy "Love Happens," poet John Keats falling in love in "Bright Star," and Juno writer Diablo Cody's attempt at "feminist horror" with "Jennifer's Body."

Watch the trailer for "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" below and click through for more:


Movies for this Weekend -- and Beyond

Friday, September 11, 2009

It's Friday, which means new movies are opening nationwide. Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, joins us with a few of the films in theaters this weekend. His picks? Tim Burton's return to animation in 9, a remake of the 1956 crime film noir Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, and Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself.

We also hear from Karina Longworth, editor of SpoutBlog, who's at the Toronto Film Festival in Canada. She has the latest on the next flock of films heading this way, starting with The Men Who Stare at Goats, a film with an all-star cast including George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey. (The trailer is above.) 

Here's the Trailer for Tim Burton's 9:


Fall Movie Preview: Defying Genres

Friday, September 04, 2009

Our Friday movie round-up looks at some upcoming films that defy being pigeonholed neatly into a single genre, from still-appealing-to-adults "kid's movie" Where the Wild Things Are, to horrific-sounding-but-not-actually-scary The Antichrist.  We're joined by Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday; and Karina Longworth of the daily movie site SpoutBlog.

Click through to see the trailers for the movies mentioned, along with other fall movies: The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Astro Boy, The Princess and the Frog, Jennifer's Body, and The Road.


Movies that Span Generations

Friday, August 21, 2009

Our panel of critics discuss the controversy over Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, a darkly twisted look at the hunt for Adolph Hitler. We also look at Shorts, a new kids' film that has appeal for adults, and Robin Williams’ newest movie, indie-festival darling World's Greatest Dad. On our panel today: Karina Longworth, editor of SpoutBlog; and Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday.

Click through to see a trailer for "Shorts"

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Yes You Cannes

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Cannes Film Festival is underway, and many big name directors including Ang Lee, Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodovar, and Francis Ford Coppola are premiering films there this year. Movies by newer, riskier talents are also on offer at the festival. Karina Longworth, film critic and editor of SpoutBlog, a daily movie news blog, joins The Takeaway from Cannes to tell us what to watch.

One of the most anticipated films this year is the Korean film Thirst by director which offers a new take on the vampire story. It is definitely no Twilight:

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