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WATCH: How This Explorer Survived Months Of Darkness Trekking To The North Pole

HuffPost Live | Alison Zaslav | Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Meet the first person who circumnavigated the equator and Arctic Circle and traversed the entire length of South America and the Amazon River -- all ...

The Spy Who Bugged Me

Keith Thomson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Keith Thomson

The experience gave me the idea for a story: A national security reporter discovers that a subminiature electronic device is implanted in his head. He investigates, propelling him into a life-or-death struggle with the spy who'd bugged him.

7 Books I'll Never Write Because I'm Lazy, Impatient, and Just Not a Very Good Writer

Jason Crombie | Posted 11.16.2013 | Comedy
Jason Crombie

Like anyone and everyone, I have ideas all the time for books I might write. Unfortunately I'm work-shy, undisciplined, and a terrible writer to boot. But, dang it, does that mean I can't dream?

Israel's Most Closely-Guarded Secret (Excerpt)

Barry Lando | Posted 11.11.2013 | Books
Barry Lando

I'd like to introduce you to an excerpt from my new mystery novel about the U.S. and Israel --The Watchman's File.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Mike Wallis and Inge Rademeyer on Good for Nothing

Dan Persons | Posted 05.12.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With Mike Wallis directing, writing, and producing and Inge Rademeyer as star and fellow producer, Good for Nothing takes advantage of its much-vaunted New Zealand locales for some Sergio Leone/John Ford impact, and throws in some impertinent, Kiwi attitude for kicks.

The 3D Musketeers

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.15.2011 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

The 3D steampunk version of The Three Musketeers is opening October 21, with Orlando Bloom and Matthew Macfadyen. It looks wild and wonderful and may...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Nicolas Winding Refn on Drive

Dan Persons | Posted 11.18.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's Refn, so moral ambiguities will abound, not to mention some exquisitely-mounted chase sequences, plus unrestrained violence. Sum total: Action goodness with both brains and balls.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Evan Glodell on Bellflower

Dan Persons | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

Evan Glodell's Bellflower is the tale of two Southern Californians who fill their free time with speculations of the post-apocalyptic future and preparations for same that include the construction of Matilda, a bad-ass, black automobile.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Captain America: The First Avenger

Dan Persons | Posted 09.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

So here we are in later summer, trying to get our patriotism going for a red-white-and-blue bedecked super hero doing his bit for mom, apple pie and gas-guzzling automobiles in the thick of WWII.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Cars 2

Dan Persons | Posted 08.28.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Join Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons as they examine Cars 2.

Cinefantastique Spotlight: Green Lantern

Dan Persons | Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The new film is Hollywood's latest attempt to take the comic book movie back to its purer roots. Does Green Lantern earn its stripes as simple summer fun?

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: X-Men: First Class

Dan Persons | Posted 08.06.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

X-Men: First Class is the latest installment of the Marvel film franchise to use comic book action to address some potent social issues.

Cinefantastique Spotlight: Thor

Dan Persons | Posted 07.09.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Is Thor the film that will bring a Shakespearean gravitas to comic book drama, or is it just table setting for the impending The Avengers movie?

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Source Code

Dan Persons | Posted 06.12.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In his sophomore effort, director Duncan Jones explores the same theme of a man alone and at the mercy of shadowy machinations that was explored in his rightly praised debut effort, Moon.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Sucker Punch

Dan Persons | Posted 06.03.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Steve Biodrowski and Dan Persons narrowly avoid a sucker punch to the solar plexus as they dodge and feint their way through an examination of Zack Snyder's new CGI-laced fantasy action pic.

Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast: Super 8 Sneak Preview

Dan Persons | Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Get a sneak peak at Super 8, the upcoming science fiction film from J.J. Abrams, on this edition of the Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast, the weekl...

Sucker Punch: Why You Were Unprepared To See the Film

Dan Pashman | Posted 05.28.2011 | Comedy
Dan Pashman

I didn't see Sucker Punch, and chances are, neither did you. The heavily-hyped special effects film opened Friday, but it lost the weekend box office...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Limitless

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Is this sophisticated science fiction at its finest, or does Limitless have trouble living up to its own higher aspirations? Listen in, and find out.

Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast: Zemeckis Vanishes Into the Uncanny Valley

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

A fond farewell to actor Michael Gough, a fine character actor who appeared in numerous genre films, ranging from Horror of Dracula (1958) to Sleepy Hollow (1999).

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Battle: Los Angeles

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Think of it as Black Hawk Down meets Independence Day -- a gritty view of the usual "war of the worlds" scenario. We've seen it all before, but does this film make it worth seeing again?

Cinefantastique Podcast: I am Number Four With Andrea Lipinski

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Why "Number Four," you ask? Well, the film itself won't tell you, so if you want to find out, you should listen in as guest commentator Andrea Lipinski reveals all the details.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Gregg Araki on Kaboom

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Director Gregg Araki speaks about his newest film, Kaboom -- the story of an "ambisexual" college freshman who's getting premonitions of an impending apocalypse.

WATCH: Eagles Are Turning People Into Horses

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We've been following the work of BriTANick, the sketch/video duo of Brian McElhaney and Nick Kocher ever since we saw several of their super short vid...

The Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Green Hornet

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Did the late-in-the-game decision to convert it to 3D give its creators -- including director Michel Gondry and star/co-writer Seth Rogen -- time enough to find the right balance?

Cinefantastique Podcast: Season of the Witch

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Nic Cage's latest film has been roundly burned at the stake by most critics. But is this film truly deserving of such condemnation?