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Mighty Movie Podcast: Sebastian Gutierrez on Electra Luxx

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Should a movie about a pregnant porn star fleeing her past and questioning her future be this much fun?

Watson, Come Here, We Need You

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Philip Neches

A machine named Watson became the new Jeopardy champion on national television last night. What should we make of it?

Rethink Review: Just Go With It -- It's a Trap!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

This ad campaign is designed to trick guys into volunteering to see what is not only a romcom, but a truly horrific one that people of any gender should avoid.

13 Cheesiest Lines From Romantic Comedies

The Huffington Post | Pat Hroncich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Romantic Comedies are the great equalizer in relationships. With equal parts romance and comedy, these films should appease both members of a relation...

ReThink Review: No Strings Attached -- Is the Romantic Comedy Dead?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Does No Strings Attached manage to rise above the morass? Or is it further proof that the romantic comedy is a genre that should be put out of its misery?

The Cinefantastique Review: Tangled

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

For their 50th animated feature film, Walt Disney Pictures presents Tangled -- a CGI modernization of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Rapunzel." Is thi...

A Very Accurate Comic

Nikole Beckwith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Nikole Beckwith


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 ...

Bibliography: A True Confession

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

I have a book festish for the back matter of biographies and histories. I toggle between "selected" and "annotated," and back again. I even test the dreaded "further reading," but it just seemed too pushy.

Real-Life Romantic Comedies

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Sometimes it takes almost losing the person you love to realize that you can't live without her. Sometimes, though, admitting to cheating on a business trip is the end of the discussion.

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.

Chick-Lit Author Takes On Critic Who Passes Herself Off As A Man

The Guardian | Michelle Gorman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Hello, my name is Michele and I'm proud to be a chick-lit author. I write the kind of novel that gets spattered with margarita and suncream rather tha...

Nora Ephron Almost Read My Book

Honey Seltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Honey Seltzer

Of all the twenty copies of my novel that I had purchased from my 'self publishing company,' I had unknowingly sent Nora Ephron the one book the publishers had misprinted. I was mortified.

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.

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.

Knight and Day May Be the One

Michelle Castillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Castillo

In Knight and Day, director James Mangold takes actors Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz back to that heyday of basic popcorn blockbuster fun.

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 ...

Interview With Producer Lauren Schnipper

Teddy Wayne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Teddy Wayne

In an online comedy world of self-filmed amateur videos and Funny or Die superstar cameos, it's reassuring to know that there still exists something i...

Live on Tape from Our Family Wedding Premiere

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I spoke with the stars from Our Family Wedding, which centers on the marriage between a young African American man and a Latino bride, and asked them to weigh in on the genre and anything I could think of.

ReelzChannel: Top 10 Shook-Up Shakespeare Movies

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

William Shakespeare, now there was a guy who could put pen to paper. So powerful was his Romeo and Juliet that the heartbroken of today still write to...

A Short History of a Tall Jew: A Tale of Self-Publishing

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dennis Danziger

I am the world's worst Jewish businessman. I don't understand why I'm so bad with money. So self-publishing my novel was something most of my friends and family warned me against.

Wristcutters: A Love Story a Beautifully Morbid Romantic Comedy With Little Romance and No Comedy, but Plenty of Imagination

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

A movie's premise might be its most important piece. If you have a killer premise, it's hard to make a movie any worse than mediocre; by contrast, if ...

'Leap Year' Movie Trailer Released Online, WATCH It (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The trailer for the movie 'Leap Year' hit the Web tonight. The New York Post offered one of the first reactions to the trailer, poking fun at the pre...

Leap Into Leap Year

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Leap Year has a plot that you can almost write yourself but Amy Adams and Matthew Goode are so good at playing their parts that the audience is taken on a joyous ride.