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Entries by Dan Persons from 09/2013

The Walking Dead's Dallas Roberts: The CFQ Interview

| Posted 09.04.2013 | Entertainment

For all that the world was going to Hell on the third season of The Walking Dead, viewers had no shortage of reasons for jubilation: Finally the series had found its footing. Dallas Roberts sat down with us to talk about his work on the series.

John Badham on Directing: Mighty Movie Podcast

| Posted 09.06.2013 | Entertainment

Name a genre, and John Badham can tell you tales about it. He mixed the musical with incisive social observation, dealt in the worlds of speculative fiction, and has notched his action creds. When the guy talks about the craft of filmmaking, you know it comes from experience.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Riddick

| Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment

Somewhere in Riddick (Vin Diesel), the fugitive criminal with the crazy, glowing eyes that can see in the dark, exists a character engaging enough to build a film franchise around.

Harry Dean Stanton on Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction: Mighty Movie Podcast

| Posted 09.13.2013 | Entertainment

A guy who's been in every film from Cool Hand Luke, Repo Man, Alien, and Paris, Texas, and worked with everyone from John Huston, David Lynch, Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp has to have some stories to tell.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Insidious: Chapter 2

| Posted 09.16.2013 | Entertainment

Technically polished with occasional striking moments, Insidious: Chapter 2 repeats the beats with some painful expository writing and awkward retconning to explain why the story didn't just stop while it was ahead.

Robot Chicken's Matthew Senreich, John Harvatine IV & Eric Towner: The CFQ Interview

| Posted 09.20.2013 | Entertainment

I got to speak with Matt, Eric and Harv (as his friends call him) to discuss Friendship's sunny worldview, the pressures of Emmy season, and the Freudian implications of show titles.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Wicker Man

| Posted 09.23.2013 | Entertainment

In The Wicker Man, a devoutly religious Scottish policeman (Edward Woodward) travels to an island-bound agricultural community to investigate the disappearance of a young girl.

Can't Stop the Music: Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad

| Posted 09.26.2013 | Entertainment

What if they declared a cultural revolution and nobody came? That's pretty much the situation with Can't Stop the Music, the movie that was supposed enshrine disco as the musical trend of the eighties and instead wound up being the genre's epitaph.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2; We Are What We Are & More

| Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment

In an intriguing rondo of capsule reviews, the relative values of flesh-eating humans vs. wild tacodiles vs. horny teen victims are explored, and, more importantly, we get a show out of three of the most disparate films possible.