What kind of person boasts that he spends the majority of each working day watching movies—and has seen more than 10,000 of them in the process? A person like Tim Gordon. As president of the Washington, D.C., Film Critics Association, a movie reviewer for local PBS affiliate WETA-TV, and host of BlogTalkRadio’s Keeping It Reel, Tim is always game to screen flicks of any caliber. Except, of course, when chatting with Hollywood powerhouses like Tyler Perry. Confabs like that happen during the balance of his working day, while he and his correspondents are attending junkets for such flicks as Tyler’s For Colored Girls, Angelina Jolie’s The Tourist or Denzel Washington’s Unstoppable. And on that cinematic note, it’s time to go live to our nation’s capital for a chat with this week’s SoundBits subject, aka Film Gordon…
Give us a 15-second pitch for your show—why should listeners tune in?
If you love talking film, if you love good conversation, if you love funky music and if you love havin’ a whole lot of fun, we’ve got all that plus a Cineplexful of reel celebrities weighing in on their latest flicks.
Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?
In addition to the passion I have for the power of movies, I’m a huge sports—as well as an avid collector of trading cards. I also love politics, literature and the culinary arts.
Who’s your broadcasting hero?
Since I model my show on late-night talk shows, my inspirations are of course the king himself, Johnny Carson, as well as Arsenio Hall. I’m taken, as well, by the interviewing style of Today show host Continue reading