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Two Reason to Expedite Travel to Mars (Or Stop the World I Want to Get Off!)

Francis Levy | Posted 11.08.2016 | Home
Francis Levy

Elon Musk, the billionaire known for PayPal, Tesla and most recently SpaceX hopes to provide service to Mars by 2024 ("Elon Musk's Plan: Get Human's t...

Goon-Busters Prepare For Trump's Poll Trolls

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans have conjured for Americans a monster more frightening than any Hollywood has ever produced for Halloween. It pales "The Shining."

Waiting for the Walking Dead: 6 Related Films to Get You Through Sunday

Steven Schlozman, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Home
Steven Schlozman, M.D.

I must issue this disclaimer: This list is not -- in fact could not possibly be -- exhaustive. My goal is to get you ready for Sunday night with some stuff that you might not have seen.

17 Important Discoveries and Attractions in Western PA That Will Surprise You

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 02.23.2015 | Home
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

If you think of Western Pennsylvania at all, you probably imagine it to be Pittsburgh, and...... nothing else. But you'll find some incredible attractions and surprising stories within a 120-mile radius of that Steel City.

Top Ten Movie Locations to Visit in and Around Pittsburgh PA

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 02.18.2015 | Home
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Are you a film buff? If so, Pittsburgh PA has the makings of a perfect getaway. With three rivers, 446 bridges, and a New Yorkish downtown, Pittsburgh makes a compelling backdrop for movies.

If You're a Teen, Divergent Isn't Divergent At All

Steven Schlozman, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Home
Steven Schlozman, M.D.

There is a hidden grain of resiliency buried near the surface of the dour and cloudy plots that these movies bring us. Remember that the best fiction, and especially the best fantasy fiction, often show us how NOT to behave.

Larry Fessenden and Rob Kuhns on Birth of the Living Dead: Cinefantastique's Inside the Fantastique

Dan Persons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Dan Persons

A new documentary, Birth of the Living Dead, that uses clips, interviews, and some evocative animation by artist Gary Pullin to tell the tale of how George Romero and crew took a shoestring budget and managed to create a film the rewrote the rules of horror.

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to TV

Dan Persons | Posted 09.10.2013 | Home
Dan Persons

Fox has ordered pilot of Alan Moore steampunk comic... Texas Chainsaw 3D producers to do Day of the Dead remake... Turkeys throw off the yoke of Thanksgiving to become Free Birds...

Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany: The CFQ Interview

Dan Persons | Posted 07.31.2013 | Home
Dan Persons

We reached across the Atlantic by phone to catch Tatiana at a UK coffee bar, where she clued us in on what it takes to be one's own co-star, among other things.

Be Careful: May Is Zombie Awareness Month

David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

If you weren't aware that May is Zombie Awareness Month, you may be part of the problem and not the solution. This marks the fourth year Zombie Awa...

Going Bump in the Night: More Prime Halloween Movie Fare

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Home
John Farr

My own personal exploration into the movies that petrify me most inspired me to compile a fresh list of skin-crawling entries that in my view do full justice to the spirit of Halloween.

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast - v1n3: The Crazies

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

Dan Persons, Steve Biodrowski, and Lawrence French are back with an in-depth discussion of The Crazies, the new horror-thriller about a small town cau...

Interview with a Philosopher: Zombies Are People, Too

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Tom Morris

Today I'll be talking with Kim Paffenroth, a philosophical professor of religious studies at Iona College who is fascinated with - of all things - zom...

HuffPost Review: Survival of the Dead

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marshall Fine

My list of movie tropes for which a moratorium should be declared continues to grow. To the already overworked 3D, comic-book movies, remakes, sequels...

Cinefantastique Podcast: Shrek Forever After and Survival of the Dead

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

This week, the Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast scrutinizes a pair of sequels that seem to have nothing in common: Shrek Fore...

Mighty Movie Podcast Interviews: Survival of the Dead and Micmacs

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

Y'know, people probably shouldn't be this gleeful about issues of mortality, but in the cases of the movies being discussed in this episode, we're kin...

Movie Review: The Crazies

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marshall Fine

This film by Breck Eisner is taut, tense and veined with just the right amount of humor. It knows what it's about and gets to it, without a lot of fuss or frills.