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Entries by Dan Persons from 12/2012

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Holiday Horror Roundup

| Posted 12.03.2012 | Entertainment

This week, depending on where you live, you could spend time with a sadistic murderer with a penchant for elaborate death traps in The Collection, or with a sadistic murderer with a penchant for weeding out who's been naughty and who's been nice in the Xmas-themed Silent Night.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Ben Browder on Bad Kids Go to Hell

| Posted 12.07.2012 | Entertainment

In Bad Kids Go to Hell, the new horror comedy in which Ben Browder plays a janitor who tends to the corridors and classrooms of a tony private school, a clutch of the institution's least-favorite students while away their time in detention -- and find themselves being bumped off one-by-one.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

| Posted 12.10.2012 | Entertainment

Next week sees the last, major genre film debut of the year with the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in glorious 3D and an innovative high frame-rate (HFR) projection system (advance word: bring Dramamine).

Mighty Movie Podcast: Donnie Yen on Dragon

| Posted 12.14.2012 | Entertainment

Donnie Yen not only stars in the film, but also was responsible for the action sequences, and the combination of intriguing storyline and eye-dazzling martial arts action makes this one of the best entertainments to come out of Hong Kong in a while.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

| Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment

The journey will be long, the challenges daunting, the popcorn very likely stale. But that doesn't matter now -- the grand epic that is the three-part, film adaptation of The Hobbit is upon us with the release of the first installment: An Unexpected Journey.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Michael Haneke on Amour

| Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment

Amour is not the most gripping, devastating, insightful film you'll see this year. It may be the most gripping, devastating, insightful film you'll see ever.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Steven Van Zandt and Jack Huston on Not Fade Away

| Posted 12.20.2012 | Entertainment

The 'burbs are alive with the sound of music. Especially in the sixties, especially if you were a teen in New Jersey jamming with your friends in a ga...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Monsters, Inc. 3D

| Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment

Once you're done unwrapping the gifts and singing the carols and observing whatever expressions of faith you feel are appropriate for the time (if any), you may want to reinforce the communal feeling with a visit to the cinema for something the whole family can enjoy.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Ward Roberts on Dust Up

| Posted 12.28.2012 | Entertainment

Dust Up is a low-budget, grindhouse-style action comedy set in a desert where the heat appears to have addled everyone who dares to live there.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: 2012 Roundup

| Posted 12.31.2012 | Entertainment

2012 is over, a year that, as with many before it, failed to keep all its promises but in compensation offered up enough surprises to remind us why we so love the films of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.