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WATCH: Artist Uses NYC Neon Signs For 'Melancholy Video'

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The neon signs that are so iconic from old New York have not vanished. Sure, the only thing you can see for miles at night is the new LED display in ...

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Snubbing George Takei & Monsters Mini-Review

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

After debating whether three animated films in one year is more than enough from DreamWorks Animation, the Cinefantastique podcast crew of Dan Persons...

WATCH: The Funniest Take On The Federal Reserve You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: Credit is due to Omid Malekan, who created this amazing video. ORIGINAL POST: For probably the first time ever, monetary policy has become ...

17 Amazing Tattoos Of 90s Cartoon Characters (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The 90s have been coming into perspective more and more lately now that the requisite 20 years has passed before we can really be nostalgic about some...

Cinefantastique Podcast: Megamind

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Throwing caution to the wind, the DreamWorks Animation crew has decided to go for a hat trick, releasing three action-packed, CG animated, 3D-enhanced...

How to Survive Post-Election Blues (VIDEO)

Xeth Feinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Xeth Feinberg

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Warren Spector Animates Walt Disney's Creations in 'Epic Mickey'

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

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Cinefantastique Podcast - New York Comic Con Special: Robot Chicken's Matt Senreich

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

So how about a break from the Fab Three ragging on the latest release? How about a few, carefree minutes with Matt Senreich, the twisted mastermind wh...

Gorillaz Stomp the Garden

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

This combination of visuals, musical style and talent, raw energy and power, it was just a two hour experience of wonderment for the audience.

Q&A Exclusive: Twice Oscar-Nominated Animator Bill Plympton Releases His Surreal Idiots and Angels

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

If anyone should be considered the American dean of indie animators, it would the New York-based master artist Bill Plympton. I talk to him to him about his work and his latest feature film, the wordless Idiots and Angels.

John Lennon: Working Class Mythmaker

Scott Thill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

When we examine Lennon, we must examine not just a temporal snapshot but the history of music, film, comics, conspiracy theory, literature, poetry, politics, technology from his birthday onward.

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Can the director behind the stylized violence of 300 and Watchmen adapt to the animation medium? And what are the pitfalls is building a complete mythological world in a family-accessible film? Listen in and find out.

Toronto Film Fest Days 1 And 2: Midnight Madness

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

DAY ONE I've just arrived at the Toronto International Film Festival -- which runs through September 19 -- and I'm already falling behind. Travel sna...

Cinefantastique Podcast: 2010 Summer Wrap-Up of Sci-Fi, Horror, & Fantasy Film

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's a special Labor Day edition of the Cinefantastique Podcast. Eschewing the usual round-up of news and reviews, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and S...

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...

The Chronic Rift: Fall 2010 Sci-Fi, Horror, & Fantasy Film Preview -- Part II

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

If Tron: Legacy, Harry Potter, and The Illusionist don't give you the tingles, hang on kid, cause that's just the smallest fraction of what's coming up in November and December.

The Chronic Rift: Fall 2010 Sci-Fi, Horror, & Fantasy Film Preview

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In anticipation of my assuming the role of movie critic for The Chronic Rift, John Drew invited me on to discuss what genre fans should be looking forward to in the coming months.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This week's installment of the Cinefantastique Podcast takes a ringside seat for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, director Edgar Wright's genre-spanning (...

An Environmentalist's View of Toy Story 3

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Excellent execution aside, Toy Story 3 is worthwhile for its take-home message. Wide-eyed kids get to see, quite viscerally, what happens when they discard something that's no longer shiny and new.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Does the sequel Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore improve upon the original, or is it time for a trip to the animal control shelter?

CFQ Post-Mortem: Prep for Black Sunday; del Toro enters The Haunted Mansion

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Following up on this week's in-depth discussion of Eyes Without A Face, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski launch into an informal chat about horror, fantasy, and science fiction films.

Artlog's Top Art & Culture Picks

Artlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Artlog

It seems like the art world has gone crazy this week!

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.

Going Under (Video)

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

The average carbon footprint of a person living in Bangladesh is about 1.1 tons a year (the average American footprint is 29 tons), and yet if sea levels were to rise by one meter, one fifth of the country would disappear.

CFQ Post-Mortem: Despicable Me; More on Predators

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In CFQ's Post-Mortem Podcast (or should that be Podcast Post-Mortem?), Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski offer a free-form follow-up to the regular Cinefantastique Podcast.