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Entries by Dan Persons from 11/2012

Mighty Movie Podcast: Dick Cavett on Duck Soup

| Posted 11.09.2012 | Entertainment

The late '60s had its share of momentous events: Nixon attaining the presidency; the manned moon landing; and most important of all, Dick Cavett interviewing the 78-year-old, and still blisteringly funny, Groucho Marx on his late-night TV show.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Skyfall

| Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment

Skyfall, the newest film featuring secret agent 007, had its best opening of any Bond film as the franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Regular Show's J.G. Quintel

| Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment

Give Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel credit for coming up with a title that works in ironic counterpoint to itself.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Generation P Director Victor Ginzburg

| Posted 11.16.2012 | Entertainment

Director Victor Ginzburg brings a deadpan, Strangelovian ambiance to his adaptation of Victor Pelevin's cult novel, and the result is a film that irresistibly draws you into its increasingly delirious world.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

| Posted 11.19.2012 | Entertainment

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, is still the kind of moody, formless slog we've been through before, only slightly energized by a long-delayed bit of action.

Barry Levinson on The Bay: Cinefantastique's New York Comic Con 2012

| Posted 11.25.2012 | Entertainment

Barry Levinson managed to teach everyone how effective the found-footage technique can be when it's used as a tool and not a crutch. Somebody had to.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Rise of the Guardians

| Posted 11.26.2012 | Entertainment

With The Nightmare Before Christmas, Disney succeeded in extending the holiday film season from the beginning of November to the end of the year. Now, DreamWorks has upped the ante with Rise of the Guardians.

The Chronic Rift Spotlight: Mary Lynn Rajskub & Cast Mates on Dirty Work

| Posted 11.29.2012 | Entertainment

Hey, how about following along with a crime scene cleanup crew as they tidy up the site of a grisly murder and find a few unexpected surprises? Sounds like fun! Or creepy. Or disturbing.

Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad: Starcrash

| Posted 11.30.2012 | Entertainment

Italy has brought us so many wonderful things: Fellini; lasagna; Silvio Berlusconi (that last is debatable). But among the many marvels borne of those shores, truly the most wondrous has to be the knock-off film.