Ms. Cinema

By Dina Marie Walters and Robyn Coffin

About this podcast   English    United States

Ms. Cinema is an all-female podcast about movies and television. Co-hosts Dina Walters and Robyn Coffin converse about films and actors they love. Sometimes they have a special segment, "Movies Everyone Else Has Seen But Robyn Hasn't!" (such as Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Singing in the Rain, Close Encounters of the Third Kind). Dina and Robyn will occasionally welcome fellow-lady guests onto the show to delight in films with them. Follow the Ms. Cinema gals on Twitter: @mscinemapodcast, Facebook (facebook.com/MsCinemaPodcast) or you can email the ladies ([email protected]).
All episodes are produced by Dina Marie Walters.
Ms. Cinema is indebted to the musical genius of John Szymanski for creating not only our theme song, but the "Movies Everyone Else Has Seen But Robyn Hasn't!" jingle.
Our logo and cover art are by the super talented Nick Zembruski of Z House Design, Inc. (facebook.com/zhousedesign).
20 episodes · since Mar, 2016
In this podcast
June 7, 2017 · transcript
Dina and Robyn talk about the one and only Martin Scorsese, who has been nominated seven times for the Academy Award for Best Director, and finally won the coveted award in 2007 for The Departed. This is only the first of what the ladies feel will be many discussions about Scorsese, who holds a very special place in their hearts. They also chat about Scorsese's collaboration with Michael Jackson on the music video for "Bad". Films discussed in detail: Goodfellas (1990) The Age of Innocence (1993) The Departed (2006) Keep up with our shenanigans on Twitter: @mscinemapodcast, follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/MsCinemaPodcast, or email us at [email protected] This episode was produced by Dina Marie Walters. Our logo and cover art are by the super talented Nick Zembruski of Z House Design, Inc. (facebook.com/zhousedesign). We are indebted to the musical genius of John Szymanski for composing our theme song.
May 9, 2017
Dina and Robyn talk specifically about the ending of Places in the Heart (1984), and Robyn *nearly* blows Dina's mind with a close reading on it. Nearly. Keep up with our shenanigans on Twitter: @mscinemapodcast, follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/MsCinemaPodcast, or email us at [email protected] This episode was produced by Dina Marie Walters. Our logo and cover art are by the super talented Nick Zembruski of Z House Design, Inc. (facebook.com/zhousedesign). We are indebted to the musical genius of John Szymanski for creating not only our theme song, but the "Movies Everyone Else Has Seen But Robyn Hasn't!" jingle.
May 2, 2017
Dina and Robyn discuss two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field's varied career, from cutie pie Gidget on the small screen to a juggernaut of drama and comedy on the big screen. Films discussed in detail: Norma Rae (1979) Places in the Heart (1984) Steel Magnolias (1989) Dina and Robyn also talk about other films from Sally's resume, including Soap Dish, Forrest Gump, Lincoln, Murphy's Romance and Not Without My Daughter. Keep up with our shenanigans on Twitter: @mscinemapodcast, follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/MsCinemaPodcast, or email us at [email protected] This episode was produced by Dina Marie Walters. Our logo and cover art are by the super talented Nick Zembruski of Z House Design, Inc. (facebook.com/zhousedesign). We are indebted to the musical genius of John Szymanski for creating not only our theme song, but the "Movies Everyone Else Has Seen But Robyn Hasn't!" jingle.
April 3, 2017
Dina, Robyn, and special guest Justine C. Turner Smith do line readings of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford's most brazen quotes. It's a good time. Justine C. Turner is a Chicago actress, singer, comedian and former independent video store employee. She is an ensemble member of Strawdog Theatre company and can be seen in their upcoming production of The Night Season, playing at the Factory Theatre on Howard. She is a big fan of classic movies from the 1030's and 1940's. Some of her favorite movies from the era are The Thin Man series, It Happened One Night, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Ms. Turner also attended Columbia College Chicago with Dina and Robyn. Watch out for Robyn on Empire, and as always follow things over on NBC’s Chicago Fire. If you are in the Chicago area, Robyn will be appearing in Raven Theatre’s spring production of “Sycamore,” March 8-April 29th: http://www.raventheatre.com/sycamore-0 Keep up with our shenanigans on Twitter: @mscinemapodcast, follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/MsCinemaPodcast, or email us at [email protected] This episode was produced by Dina Marie Walters. Our logo and cover art are by the super talented Nick Zembruski of Z House Design, Inc. (facebook.com/zhousedesign). We are indebted to the musical genius of John Szymanski for creating not only our theme song, but the "Movies Everyone Else Has Seen But Robyn Hasn't!" jingle.
March 30, 2017
Dina and Robyn welcome special guest Justine C. Turner Smith to discuss the sensational lives, careers, and battles between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. We also celebrate one year as a podcast! Inspired by the new FX series Feud, created by Ryan Murphy, Dina, Robyn and Justine examine the old Hollywood studio machine and its effect on these two legendary stars of its golden age. Films discussed in detail: All About Eve (1950) Mildred Pierce (1945) What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) Justine C. Turner is a Chicago actress, singer, comedian and former independent video store employee. She is an ensemble member of Strawdog Theatre company and can be seen in their upcoming production of The Night Season, playing at the Factory Theatre on Howard. She is a big fan of classic movies from the 1030's and 1940's. Some of her favorite movies from the era are The Thin Man series, It Happened One Night, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Ms. Turner also attended Columbia College Chicago with Dina and Robyn. Watch out for Robyn in Empire when the series returns in March, and as always follow things over on NBC’s Chicago Fire. If you are in the Chicago area, Robyn will be appearing in Raven Theatre’s spring production of “Sycamore,” March 8-April 29th: http://www.raventheatre.com/sycamore-0 Keep up with our shenanigans on Twitter: @mscinemapodcast, follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/MsCinemaPodcast, or email us at [email protected] This episode was produced by Dina Marie Walters. Our logo and cover art are by the super talented Nick Zembruski of Z House Design, Inc. (facebook.com/zhousedesign). We are indebted to the musical genius of John Szymanski for creating not only our theme song, but the "Movies Everyone Else Has Seen But Robyn Hasn't!" jingle.
Feb. 24, 2017
This is a very special BONUS episode of Ms. Cinema! Cut from the Meryl Streep episode, in this brief segment, Dina and Robyn get engrossed in looking up Oscar nominees and winners from 1982/1983. We’re silly. Keep up with our shenanigans on Twitter: @mscinemapodcast, follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/MsCinemaPodcast, or email us at [email protected] This episode was produced by Dina Marie Walters. Our logo and cover art are by the super talented Nick Zembruski of Z House Design, Inc. (facebook.com/zhousedesign). We are indebted to the musical genius of John Szymanski for creating not only our theme song, but the "Movies Everyone Else Has Seen But Robyn Hasn't!" jingle.
Feb. 24, 2017
Dina and Robyn construct an altar to the magnificent Meryl Streep! She is the most celebrated actor in the history of film. This year, Meryl is nominated for her 20th(!) Academy Award, for Florence Foster Jenkins. Dina and Robyn gush over Meryl’s filmography, her life and her artistry. Films discussed in detail: Sophie’s Choice (1982) *SPOILERS* 30:22-43:53 Silkwood (1983) Death Becomes Her (1992) Watch out for Robyn in Empire when the series returns in March, and as always follow things over on NBC’s Chicago Fire! If you are in the Chicago area, Robyn will be appearing in Raven Theatre’s spring production of “Sycamore,” March 8-April 29th: http://www.raventheatre.com/sycamore-0 Keep up with our shenanigans on Twitter: @mscinemapodcast, follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/MsCinemaPodcast, or email us at [email protected] This episode was produced by Dina Marie Walters. Our logo and cover art are by the super talented Nick Zembruski of Z House Design, Inc. (facebook.com/zhousedesign). We are indebted to the musical genius of John Szymanski for creating not only our theme song, but the "Movies Everyone Else Has Seen But Robyn Hasn't!" jingle.
Jan. 24, 2017
Dina and Robyn welcome special guest Dina DiCostanzo to celebrate the lives, careers and legacy of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. The two Dinas and Robyn talk about Singin’ in the Rain (1952), the film that made Debbie Reynolds a star. This was Robyn’s first time seeing the film! The ladies also discuss Postcards from the Edge (1990), the Mike Nichols film adapted by Fisher from her novel of the same name, starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine. Finally, the two Dinas share their thoughts on viewing the new HBO documentary, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016), which had not yet been released at the time of their deaths. Dina DiCostanzo is an active member of the Chicago performing community. She has been an industry professional since her college days as well as a teacher, choreographer and director. Singin’ in the Rain is her favorite film. Watch out for Robyn in Empire when the series returns in March, and as always follow things over on NBC’s Chicago Fire! If you are in the Chicago area, Robyn will be appearing in Raven Theatre’s spring production of “Sycamore,” March 8-April 29th: www.raventheatre.com/sycamore-0 Keep up with our shenanigans on Twitter: @mscinemapodcast, follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/MsCinemaPodcast, or email us at [email protected] This episode was produced by Dina Marie Walters. Our logo and cover art are by the super talented Nick Zembruski of Z House Design, Inc. (facebook.com/zhousedesign). We are indebted to the musical genius of John Szymanski for creating not only our theme song, but the "Movies Everyone Else Has Seen But Robyn Hasn't!" jingle.
Nov. 24, 2016
Dina and Robyn thoroughly discuss Season Three of The Fall, starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan (Netflix). Spoilers: 27:30-38:48 They also review the first two episodes of the new season of Black Mirror (Netflix), Dina gives praise to the new Netflix series about the royal family, The Crown, and she also talks about recently seeing Mad Max: Fury Road (Black and Chrome Edition) on the big screen. Robyn watched all of American Horror Story: Hotel and discusses that as well. Finally, the ladies divulge their favorite films to watch this time of year. Hint: both star John Candy. Keep up with our shenanigans on Twitter: @mscinemapodcast, follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/MsCinemaPodcast, or email us at [email protected] This episode was produced by Dina Marie Walters. Our logo and cover art are by the super talented Nick Zembruski of Z House Design, Inc. (facebook.com/zhousedesign). We are indebted to the musical genius of John Szymanski for creating not only our theme song, but the "Movies Everyone Else Has Seen But Robyn Hasn't!" jingle.
Oct. 28, 2016
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Dina and Robyn are thrilled to welcome back their second guest to Ms. Cinema, Al Hoefnagel! Together they celebrate the 1973 horror classic, THE EXORCIST. There are lots of fun facts, as well as discussion about its sequels and its legacy on the horror genre. Disclaimer! We were so crunched for time and so involved in talking about the FILMS of and inspired by The Exorcist, we didn’t get a chance to review the new Fox series starring Gina Davis! Dina and Robyn will review the show on our next episode. That said, we’re a little embarrassed we didn’t get around to it. Oh well! Al Hoefnagel is an Actor, Arts Administrator and Teaching Artist in Chicago. As an artist and educator, she is committed to embracing the complexity of the queer identity to create new and engaging ways to address LGBTQA issues with the community at large. She serves as Education and Outreach Director for About Face Theatre. More information about About Face can be found here: aboutfacetheatre.com. Keep up with our shenanigans on Twitter: @mscinemapodcast, follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/MsCinemaPodcast, or email us at [email protected] This episode was produced by Dina Marie Walters. Our logo and cover art are by the super talented Nick Zembruski of Z House Design, Inc. (facebook.com/zhousedesign). We are indebted to the musical genius of John Szymanski for creating not only our theme song, but the "Movies Everyone Else Has Seen But Robyn Hasn't!" jingle.

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