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Turning 55, Kevin Spacey's on Fire

John Farr | Posted 09.24.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

When Kevin Spacey made a recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the host came up with the perfect skit to highlight the actor's many talents: Spacey headed up a barbershop quartet that put a doo-wop twist on the Jason Derulo hit, Talk Dirty.

Hollywood Has Two Team Edwards, I'm on Edward Asners!

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 02.06.2012 | Celebrity
Alexandra Holzer

The name 'Edward' whispered today automatically can draw a youth to look for Twilight star Rob Pattinson however; the Team Edward I'm on is veteran ac...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Contagion

Dan Persons | Posted 11.12.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Break out the Purell, Steven Soderbergh is in mainstream thriller mode and he's decided to get under your skin -- almost literally -- with a tale about a virus that doesn't know when to quit.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Captain America: The First Avenger

Dan Persons | Posted 09.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

So here we are in later summer, trying to get our patriotism going for a red-white-and-blue bedecked super hero doing his bit for mom, apple pie and gas-guzzling automobiles in the thick of WWII.

Cinefantastique Spotlight: Thor

Dan Persons | Posted 07.09.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Is Thor the film that will bring a Shakespearean gravitas to comic book drama, or is it just table setting for the impending The Avengers movie?

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Sucker Punch

Dan Persons | Posted 06.03.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Steve Biodrowski and Dan Persons narrowly avoid a sucker punch to the solar plexus as they dodge and feint their way through an examination of Zack Snyder's new CGI-laced fantasy action pic.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Limitless

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Is this sophisticated science fiction at its finest, or does Limitless have trouble living up to its own higher aspirations? Listen in, and find out.

Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast: Zemeckis Vanishes Into the Uncanny Valley

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

A fond farewell to actor Michael Gough, a fine character actor who appeared in numerous genre films, ranging from Horror of Dracula (1958) to Sleepy Hollow (1999).

Mighty Movie Podcast: Sebastian Gutierrez on Electra Luxx

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Should a movie about a pregnant porn star fleeing her past and questioning her future be this much fun?

Mighty Movie Podcast: Richard J. Lewis on Barney's Version

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Barney's Version is a comedy of foibles, an examination of a man whose life swings wildly between moments of sheer foolishness and uncommon grace. And it's directed by Richard J. Lewis.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Season of the Witch

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Nic Cage's latest film has been roundly burned at the stake by most critics. But is this film truly deserving of such condemnation?

Mike Leigh on Another Year

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Is it marketing genius on the part of Sony Classics that they usher in 2011 with a film called Another Year? Nah, more likely they just wanted to get Oscar tongues a-buzzing for Mike Leigh's latest glimpse into joys, pains, hopes, and desperations of ordinary life.

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Yogi Bear; Original Tron; and Best Laid Plans

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the place of a Cinefantastique Podcast in which we discuss our top ten lists for 2010, we give you a Cinefantastique Post-Mortem in which we discuss doing a show in which we discuss our top ten lists for 2010.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Tron: Legacy

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the latest episode of the "The Cinefantastique Podcast" Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons attempt to build their own consensual reality after a viewing of "Tron: Legacy".

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Special Stream-of-Consciousness Episode, Featuring The Tempest

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Having survived the rocky shoals of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons decid...

The Cinefantastique Review: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Can the forces of darkness be vanquished by only a pair of Narnia royalty, where four were needed before? Does the film profit or lose by running a half-hour less than its predecessors?

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: The Chronic Rift, Kuroneko, and Le Bad Film

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Having taken the world's most depressing world tour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, the Cinefantastique Podcast crew set their sights on other subjects.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is a bona fide box office sensation. But is it any good, or is it just a prequel for Part 2?

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Remembering Dino DeLaurentiis

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In this week's Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Podcast, Steve Biodrowski and I bid farewell to producer Dino DeLaurentiis, who died on November 10 at the age of 91. DeLaurentiis was a frequent contributor to the cinefantastique genres.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Patrick Hughes on Red Hill

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's not really necessary that you be fully schooled in the great Australian action films of seventies and eighties -- or even in American westerns --...

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Best Movies about the Afterlife & Clint Eastwood: Filmmaker

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Having laid Clint Eastwood's Hereafter to rest in this week's Cinefantastique Podcast, John W. Morehead, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodr...

Mighty Movie Podcast Special: Jeffrey Tambor and Thane Rosenbaum on ...And Justice for All

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

When you're offered the opportunity to talk with Jeffrey Tambor -- a.k.a Hank Kingsley, a.k.a. George Bluth Sr, a.k.a. Sid Garner for those who really...

Cinefantastique Podcast: Suspiria

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

How does Argento's extremely stylized vision of violence and terror hold up decades later? Is there actually an underlying logic in the seemingly irrational goings-on in Suspiria?

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Hatchet II

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

How does writer-director Adam Green's sequel about a shockingly corporeal, hatchet-wielding ghost and the various, foolish mortals who are his victims stack up to his 2006 sleeper? Is it a cut above or a notch below?

Cinefantastique Podcast: Let Me In

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Can a disturbed young boy find true love with the vampire next door? Can Los Alamos, New Mexico afford more than one police officer? Can an American r...