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The Chronic Rift -- In Review: Never Let Me Go

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Following up my recent appearance on The Chronic Rift's Fall Movie Preview show(s -- it was actually broken into two episodes), I make my debut as the...

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Catching Up:2001 & Avatar & Spoilers & Claustrophobia

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Maybe you missed our free-form follow up to the Cinefantastique Podcast last week. Then again, maybe you have a life. In any case, we didn't manage to...

Mighty Movie Podcast: A Chat with Ben Lyons

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

So how about a little break from the filmmaker interviews? Yellow Tail -- the wine people -- have started up a new website that recruits film critics ...

CFQ Post-Mortem: Machete is a Genre Film? & Paul W.S. Anderson: Auteur

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Summer's gone and so is the Cinefantastique Podcast's Summer Wrap-up Episode. In its wake, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski debate t...

CFQ Post-Mortem: Predators Redux & Tons o' Exorcisms

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

After casting the devil out of The Last Exorcism, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski exercise their analytic on other possession movie...

Cinefantastique Podcast: Black Sunday - 50th Anniversary Special

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

No new genre films hit theaters this weekend, but fear not: Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski once again rev up the time machine and ...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Aaron Schneider on Get Low

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This summer has been something of a bummer as far as the tent-poles are concerned (and I'm writing this scant hours after seeing Cats and Dogs: The Re...

Cinefantastique Podcast: Eyes Without a Face -- 50th Anniversary Special

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With theaters offering no new genre films this weekend, The Cinefantastique Podcast turns its gaze back through the mists of time to a 50th anniversary examination of Eyes Without a Face.

CFQ Post-Mortem: The Sorcerer's Apprentice; More on Inception

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the latest weekly installment of CFQ's Post-Mortem Podcast, further in-depth insights on Inception and a look at the big-budget disappointment, The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Lisa Cholodenko on The Kids are All Right

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In my discussion with director Lisa Cholodenko about her new film, The Kids are All Right -- about a sperm donor (Mark Ruffalo) abruptly entering the ...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Turn Your Head and Scream: Tom Six on The Human Centipede

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

There are some films that you're either for or agin, and wow, does The Human Centipede fit into that category. A vivid little bit of Grand Guignol whe...

Cinefantastique Podcast: 50th Anniversary Special - Psycho; House of Usher and Peeping Tom

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With no new horror, fantasy, and science fiction films opening nationwide this week, the Cinefantastique Podcast turns its eye on the 50th anniversary...

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction Podcast - Volume 1, Number 1: The Wolfman

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This week's subject is The Wolfman, starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins. The film is of course a remake of The Wolfman (1941), starring Lon Chaney Jr., which immortalized the werewolf legend on film.

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast - v1n4: Alice in Wonderland

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Dan Persons, Steve Biodrowski, and Lawrence French follow Tim Burton down the rabbit hole, analyzing his live-action redo of the Disney animated class...

Cinefantastique Podcast V1:E5 - Ink, Ghost Writer, Dr. Parnassus

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's a genre light week with no new horror, fantasy, or science fiction titles released in cinemas, so we're shining a little much-deserved light on some overlooked and/or under-rated genre titles.

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:N10 -- Kick-Ass

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Cinefantastique's Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast returns with a blow-by-blow knock-down debate regarding the merits (or lack thereof) in th...

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:N11: Langarama! -- The Woman in the Moon and The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In anticipation of the release of the almost-fully-restored silent science-fiction classic, Metropolis, the Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science ...

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:N12: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Freddy's back, and the Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast has him in its sights. Is the new A Nightmare on Elm Street a dreamsc...

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:N13: Iron Man 2

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This time, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski take a can opener to Iron Man 2, the successful sequel to the 2008 blockbuster, starring...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Luca Guadignino on I am Love

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Before going on a brief hiatus (explained further in the show; we'll be back at the end of July, latest), we were lucky enough to get some time with L...

Cinefantastique Podcast: Playtime Begins - Toy Story 3 and Jonah Hex

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This week, the podcast review of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror takes you from the sublime to the ridiculous, as Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and ...

Mighty Movie Podcast Interviews: Cyrus and Let It Rain

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Wow. Four films worth talking about, all opening in the same week, and I've got interviews for all of them. I'm also pretty strung out to begin with, ...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Juan Jose Campanella on 2010 Foreign Language Oscar Winner The Secret in Their Eyes

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Seems to be some confusion about the title of this. For the record, according to the front page of the production notes, it's The Secret in Their Eyes...

Cinefantastique Podcast: Why Do They Laugh at My Mighty Sword? - Prince of Persia

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the sixteenth episode of Cinefantastique's weekly Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski sif...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Lars von Trier's Antichrist: A Conversation

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

"Lars von Trier isn't going to talk to a lot of press." Yeah, yeah; yadda-yadda. But just because he isn't talking to us doesn't mean we can't talk about him, particularly about his childhood.