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Entries by Dan Persons from 05/2012

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: Citizen Gangster

| Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment

In the latest episode of my weekly radio show, I take a look at Citizen Gangster, director Nathan Morlando's directorial debut (he also scripted) that tells the true story of Canadian bank robber Edwin Boyd (Scott Speedman).

Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

| Posted 05.04.2012 | Entertainment

Included in its list of crimes: entrusting the Beatles' most innovative work to the likes of the Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, Steve Martin and Alice Cooper, among an almost infinite roster of incomprehensible casting choices.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Avengers

| Posted 05.07.2012 | Entertainment

There are so many ways a grand conglomeration of super heroes could turn into a car wreck (case in point: The Fantastic Four), that we should be grateful when a film manages just to clear that bar

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: Fightville

| Posted 05.09.2012 | Entertainment

Fightville is a documentary about the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, a.k.a. Ultimate Fighting, a particularly intense brand of man-to-man combat where very few holds are barred.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Nadine Labaki on Where Do We Go Now?

| Posted 05.11.2012 | Entertainment

A comedy about dire consequences, Where Do We Go Now? takes a look at the ease with which humanity slips into war, and the sometimes insurmountable difficulties that arise as people struggle to avoid it.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Dark Shadows

| Posted 05.14.2012 | Entertainment

Two hundred years is a long time to revive a vampire, but then again, 40 years is long time to revive the first horror soap opera (not counting an earlier, feature adaptation and a TV reboot in the '90s).

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Battleship

| Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment

The aliens have landed! Yes. Again. This time they've invaded off the coast of Hawaii, so it's just like Pearl Harbor, if the attack on Pearl Harbor had included such devastating weaponry as Giant Exploding Pegs and Hot-Rodding Robot Fireballs.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Men in Black III

| Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment

First, we pay tribute to horror icon Christopher Lee on his 90th birthday, then we delve deeply into the weekend's major release, Men in Black III, the return of the frenetic secret agents vs. aliens comedy that reunites actors Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Ravida Din on 'Pink Ribbons, Inc.'

| Posted 05.31.2012 | Entertainment

In the new documentary, Pink Ribbons, Inc, producer Ravida Din and director Léa Pool look at how the activism surrounding a pressing women's issue was co-opted by corporations and diverted into high-profile, soft-focused fund raising activities.