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DVD Gurus: High Speed Thrills

High octane thrills.  Open roads.  Freedom.  You may not be able to try the stunts at home, but you can certainly watch them there.

Friday on Up to Date, the DVD Gurus, screenwriter and film professor Mitch Brian and film critic Jason Heck are back to talk cinema’s love affair with the car.

In Ronin, Robert De Niro plays a freelancing former US intelligence agent who is trying to find a mysterious package wanted by the Irish and the Russians.  Ryan Gosling is a mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic and getaway driver who lands himself in trouble in the movie Drive. Mad Max takes us to a futuristic Australia where a vicious biker gang murders a cop's family. 

Join us for a vroom-vroom good time talking about these films and more.  A list of our DVD Gurus picks is located below this collection of movie trailers.

Jason Heck's picks:

Mad Max


Death Proof

Mitch Brian's picks:


The Driver

American Graffiti



Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC. You can email him at stephen@kcur.org.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.