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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 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.

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...

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, ...

Cinefantastique Podcast: Clowntime Is Over -- Micmacs

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The premiere audio review of science fiction, fantasy, and horror is back with another exciting episode! This time, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and ...

The Best Bands in the US(LA): Restavrant

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

Whenever I hear or see Restavrant the same thing always goes through my head: if the White Stripes can be one of the biggest bands in the world, these guys certainly deserve to make a living playing music.

Mighty Movie Podcast Interviews: The Square and The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

First up is an interview with Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, the married directors of The Sun Behind the Clouds, a documentary about Tibet's struggle for independence.

morning benders' Frontman Chris Chu Chats From NYC Rooftop on Being a "Morning" Person

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I spoke with Chu last month and asked him about staying grounded, the current tour, opening up for amazing artists, and overall, his mellowness in the midst of a chaotic industry.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Not Quite Human - Splice

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In Volume 1, Episode 17 of the Cinefantastique Podcast, Dan Persons Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski delve into the worlds of science fiction, fa...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Tougher Than You: Mark Hopkins on Living in Emergency

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's getting to be that my fortitude is being tested on a weekly basis. I've witnessed the psychotic outrages of The Human Centipede (and liked it), t...

MGMT and the Plot to Save Indie Music

Mark R. Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark R. Collins

MGMT's new album is an EP devoid of singles, decidedly different from the band's breakout album, Oracular Spectacular.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Survivors' Stories: Mia Hansen-Love on The Father of My Children

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The reported death of the serious, small drama -- the kind of things that major studios used to do before opening-weekend grosses became all-important...

Mighty Movie Podcast Interviews: Waking Sleeping Beauty and Chloe

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This episode features interviews with Don Hahn and Peter Schneider of Waking Sleeping Beauty, the documentary that looks at how, in 1984, the Disney Company sought to revivify their moribund animation division.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Shrek Forever After and Survival of the Dead

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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 | Entertainment
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...

Indie Filmmaking Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

I wrote the first draft script forBad Batch, my first feature, about 3 years ago. I joined a writer's group in which the challenge was to write a full screenplay in 2 weeks. This got my ass in gear to write something I knew I eventually would want to direct on a tight budget.

What Makes Art "Christian?": Flannery O'Connor, Sufjan Stevens, and Vocation

Christopher Cocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

The questions ought to be: does this song make us stop? Does this book make us think? Does this art feel like the suffering we know and the hope we hope for anyway?

Mighty Movie Podcast: Magic is in the Details: Tomm Moore on The Secret of Kells

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

I'm not sure when I first heard of The Secret of Kells. Probably last year, likely through AICN, definitely way before it wound up on the Oscar nomine...

Mighty Movie Podcast Interview: The Exploding Girl and Tales from the Script

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

So actress Zoe Kazan slips into the room, gives director Bradley Rust Gray a hug, and lingers a minute to answer a couple of questions. Quite unantici...

Mighty Movie Podcast: It's Beautiful, Now It's Mine: The Art of the Steal Interview

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

At one point in the new film The Art of the Steal, one of the people protesting the moving of Dr. Albert Barnes' art collection (Picasso, Modigliani, ...

Mighty Movie Podcast: All Power to the Pilgrim: Jessica Hausner on Lourdes

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Lourdes observes the day-to-day process of nuns, priests, and wait staff serving a steady flow of faithful, and tracks what happens when Christine stands from her wheelchair and starts walking.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Family Crash: Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher on October Country

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

A tangent here, but stick with me: At the beginning of the animated film, My Neighbors the Yamatas, director Isao Takahata envisions the world of his ...

The Best Bands in the US(LA): The Monolators

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

Anchored by the husband and wife team of Eli and Mary Chartkoff, the Monolators have been scorching and seducing Silver Lake/Echo Park/Eagle Rock audiences for nearly eight years.

The Bestest Films 2009

Marc Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marc Ruxin

Two of the scariest movies of the years had nothing to do with alien prawns or paranormal activity but were obviously one-sided explorations of how we humans treat animals (or mammals).

Mighty Movie Podcast: Shrieks from the '80s: Ti West on The House of the Devil

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The Saw franchise may be more efficient in logging a body count, but The House of the Devil is the kind of film that reminds you how cool it is to settle back and just let the dread soak in.