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Entries by Dan Persons from 01/2013

Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad: Mars Needs Women

| Posted 01.04.2013 | Entertainment

Director Larry Buchanan, the mastermind behind such cinematic spectacles as Zontar: The Thing from Venus and Attack of the The Eye Creatures (Wiki it), was willing to tackle the tumult of the sixties head-on, countering the rise of women as a political force with a clutch of Martians.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Texas Chainsaw 3D

| Posted 01.07.2013 | Entertainment

Blood runs thick in Texas Chainsaw 3D, both in its usual, slaughterhouse context, but also in a more symbolic way.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Dennis Haysbert on LUV

| Posted 01.11.2013 | Entertainment

Dennis Haysbert has used his magnificent voice and imposing presence to portray everything from a prophetically charismatic President of the United States in 24 to a brilliant scientist in Now and Again to a tortured lover in Far from Heaven. Now, in the incisive drama LUV, he's Mr. Fish, crime boss and deceptively paternal mentor to the film's protagonist.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: A Haunted House

| Posted 01.14.2013 | Entertainment

The second week of 2013 sees yet another film that doesn't aspire to the bottom-of-the-barrel stature usually typified by early-in-the-year releases. A Haunted House sets out to deflate found-footage horror, and more often than not hits its targets quite capably.

Mighty Movie Podcast:Tom O'Brien on Fairhaven

| Posted 01.18.2013 | Entertainment

For all the partying, drinking, and strip-club-going that the tale encompasses, Fairhaven is a surprisingly delicate character study and a satisfying trip into the world of some engaging humans.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Mama

| Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment

In Mama, a young couple is saddled with a pair of literally feral children and have to contend with the challenges not only of raising a pair of kids accustomed to ambulating on all fours, but also of dealing with the malevolent, spectral force that's followed them home.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

| Posted 01.27.2013 | Entertainment

It's a childhood classic, seen in a whole new light. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton are the titular brother and sister team in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. All-in-all, a fun idea, but unfortunately, execution does not rise up to what's on the page.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Jason Mewes on Noobz

| Posted 01.31.2013 | Entertainment

Aside from being a regular fixture on Kevin Smith's Smodcast network, Jason Mewes has been keeping busy as an actor, taking the persona that started as a philosophical dope peddler in Clerks and growing and maturing it in myriad ways.