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Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Super 8

Dan Persons | Posted 08.13.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

J.J. Abrams, the man who set the deliriously enigmatic pace for Lost in that show's pilot and upended Star Trek by blowing up Vulcan (we still haven't...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Djo Tunda Wa Munga on Viva Riva!

Dan Persons | Posted 08.10.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Viva Riva! is the first film out of the Congo to get U.S. distribution, and director Djo Tunda Wa Munga has made it a hell of an introduction.

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.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Mali Elfman on Do Not Disturb

Dan Persons | Posted 08.03.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Shot on the proverbial shoestring over seven quick production days, Do Not Disturb is a curious little anthology film with some interesting names attached.

'Book Of Mormon' Wins Big At Drama Desk Awards

Posted 07.24.2011 | Arts

Last night, Harvey Feirstein hosted the 56th annual Drama Desk awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in the Manhattan Center. Considered one of the most ...

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?

Jumping The Broom: Family and Class Conflicts With a Side of Humor

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 07.03.2011 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

The film doesn't try to put a copycat "urban" tag on the proceedings, but instead tells an interesting story free of Hollywood's often narrow depictions of African-Americans.

Stage Door: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, War Horse

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.16.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The Iraq War is now in its eighth year -- and the costs, in personal, economic and political terms, are staggering. But translating the existential aspects of war demands a sensitive dramatist like Rajiv Joseph.

WATCH: Cannes Top Prize Film Trailers

Posted 06.14.2011 | Arts

The list of contenders is in for this year's Palme d'Or- Cannes Film Festival's top prize. The competition is tight, with movies from famed directors...

Theater: War Horse Gallops Onto Broadway

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A massive critical and commercial hit in the UK, War Horse comes to Broadway fully intact. It's a dazzling theatrical achievement that is sure to move audiences here as much as it has in London.

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...

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.

No Special FX: Don't Let The 'Lights' Go Out

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Well, that makes it two years in a row. Last year, FX chucked Damages, the striking Glenn Close suspense drama that was well received but never scored...

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?

Mighty Movie Podcast: Eric Mendelsohn on 3 Backyards

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Worlds get overturned in writer/director Eric Mendelsohn's new film, 3 Backyards, but quietly, subtly, with no little humor and with finely tuned emotion.

'American Idol': Good Show, Probably Not A Good Work Environment

Edward Muzio | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edward Muzio

My passion and my career revolve around designing group situations which inspire people to create greatness with minimal stress. "American Idol," for better or worse, is role modeling exactly the opposite.

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?

Mighty Movie Podcast: Iciar Bollain and Paul Laverty on Even the Rain

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Columbus did not land in Bolivia. But a Spanish film crew has chosen that country to shoot their historic recreation of that event because, well, it's cheaper.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Brad Anderson on Vanishing on 7th Street

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Brad Anderson knows his way around old school horror. "Watch this with the lights on," is an old cliché, but in this case, it's all too applicable.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 5, Ep. 5

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

I love this week's episode. I even love the title, "The Special Relationship." This whole series is about special relationships, really, and the right to declare them.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Liz Canner on Orgasm Inc.

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Orgasm Inc is a sometimes funny and frequently provocative exposé of the corporate franchising of female sexuality.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Michael Madsen on Into Eternity

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

2011-02-04-intoeternity.png How can we know that a dangerous stockpile of nuclear waste will remain secure over 100 millenia?