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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: Eli Roth & Daniel Stamm on The Last Exorcism; Review of Piranha 3D

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's a day of interviews and reviews at the Cinefantastique Podcast. First, a chat with director Daniel Stamm and producer Eli Roth on their new, demo...

CFQ Post-Mortem: The Alternate Worlds of Recycled Footage

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

After a passionate discussion of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Dan Persons and Steve Biodrowski leave the recorder running as they delve deeply into th...

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 (...

Mighty Movie Podcast: David Michod on Animal Kingdom

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Finally, the family film we've been waiting for this summer. Okay, that's an obvious joke, sorry. Animal Kingdom is about a family, but one that, if ...

CFQ Post-Mortem: More on Black Sunday and Mario Bava

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Following up on the Cinefantastique Podcast 1.26, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski delve deeper into the mysteries of director Mario...

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: Samuel Maoz on Lebanon

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

I went into Lebanon convinced that I really didn't want to see another examination of the moral quandary that is the Middle East conflict. I came out ...

CFQ Post-Mortem: Charlie St. Cloud & Why We Review

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Podcast examines Charlie St. Cloud. Also on the menu: listener mail takes Dan Persons and Steve Biodrowski to task for being too critical of Inception.

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.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Inception

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Is it the thinking person's action-packed blockbuster? Find out, along with the usual recap of weekly news, upcoming events, and home video releases.

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.

CFQ Post-Mortem: The Killer Inside Me; King Kong 360; More on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the second Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Pocast, your trio of talented talkers (i.e., Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski) leave the r...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Babies and Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Sorta weird how this became the globe-trotter episode. I'd seen Babies a few weeks ago and was going to go with it as the sole focus of the show, then...

CFQ Post-Mortem: More on Psycho & House of Usher; Did Jaws & Star Wars ruin movies?

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This week features a bold new experiment in podcasting, the likes of which have seldom if ever been seen in our lifetimes! At the end of this week's C...

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 & 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 and Science Fiction Podcast V1:N9 -- After.Life

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Dan Persons is back in the host's chair for a round-table discussion of After.Life, the new horror-thriller about a young woman who wakes up after a car accident to find that she is in a funeral home.

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...

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 ...

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.