New documentary 'Ivory Tower': Better investment than a pricey college degree?
Tom Tangney | June 27, 2014 10:53 amIt's a truth universally acknowledged that college has gotten way too expensive. A new documentary - "Ivory Tower" - sets out to explain how that happened and then looks at how students and their universities are coping.
'Jersey Boys' film better and worse than Broadway show
Tom Tangney | June 20, 2014 7:14 amExcept for The Beatles, there was no bigger a pop group during the 1960's than The Four Seasons. Frankie Valli's power falsetto powered the band to three #1 songs in a row, and 25 hits all told between 1962 and 1968. Even if you never owned a Four Seasons record, you knew their music. Songs like Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, and Walk Like A Man were inescapable, so much so that even 50 years later, it's hard to find anyone who doesn't recognize their distinctive sound.
Seattle director Megan Griffiths wants you to be suprised by the big star in 'Lucky Them'
Tom Tangney | June 12, 2014 4:31 pmSeattle film director Megan Griffiths sits down with Tom Tangney to discuss her latest, Lucky Them. The movie played at the Seattle International Film Festival.
'The Fault In Our Stars' isn't content being just some tearjerker
Tom Tangney | June 06, 2014 9:59 am"The Fault in our Stars" is emotionally manipulative and utterly shameless but it's so well done, it's hard to fault it too much.
Angelina Jolie perfectly embodies Maleficent
May 30, 2014 9:11 am"Maleficent" takes part in a fine literary tradition: that of telling a well-known tale from the point of view of the tale's villain.
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' could afford to lighten up
Tom Tangney | May 23, 2014 8:39 amHollywood's given us seven X-Men movies since the year 2000, and when that many films have been made in that short a time with the same subjects, franchises have to devise clever ways to not repeat themselves.
Tom Tangney's best bets for SIFF
May 22, 2014 9:55 amKIRO Radio's award-winning movie critic shares his best bets for this year's Seattle International Film Festival ...
'Godzilla' gets a state-of-the-art update while staying true to its low budget roots
Tom Tangney | May 17, 2014 2:56 pmWhat do you want in a creature feature? No, really. I'm asking. What do you want to see in a creature feature? Bad ass monsters, right? Behemoth creatures fighting the military and/or each other, preferably to the death, right?
Live in studio: Meet the star of 'Searching for Sugarman'
Tom Tangney | May 14, 2014 8:23 am
Rodriguez performs "Inner City Blues" off of his first (1969/70) album live in the 97 . 3 KIRO FM studio for Tom Tangney . A new film about a long forgotten folk rocker is causing something of a sensation with its incredible story of secret fame.
'Fading Gigolo' has more humanity than a raucous sex comedy
Tom Tangney | May 09, 2014 7:50 amThe premise of "Fading Gigolo" makes it sound like a potentially raucous sex comedy.