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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?

The Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Steven Moffat's Jekyll

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Learn about this radical reenvisioning featuring standout performances by James Nesbitt (Bloody Sunday) and Gina Bellman (Coupling), plus corporate conspiracies, weird science and, oh yes, lesbian private detectives.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Lawrence Michael Levine and Sophia Takal on Gabi on the Roof in July

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Hopefully someone will recognize that this film's energy and naturalistic performances deserve to be seen by a wider audience.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 5, Ep. 1

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

SPOILERS AHEAD Welcome to Wife Watch!, the only blog post that ranks the most powerful wives on this week's episode of Big Love. --- Welcome to the...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Richard J. Lewis on Barney's Version

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Barney's Version is a comedy of foibles, an examination of a man whose life swings wildly between moments of sheer foolishness and uncommon grace. And it's directed by Richard J. Lewis.

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?

Mighty Movie Podcast Interviews: The Time that Remains and If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

How about a little international perspective? We've got interviews with two directors whose latest films deliver gripping, cinematically daring glimpses into worlds rarely examined from our side.

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Yogi Bear; Original Tron; and Best Laid Plans

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the place of a Cinefantastique Podcast in which we discuss our top ten lists for 2010, we give you a Cinefantastique Post-Mortem in which we discuss doing a show in which we discuss our top ten lists for 2010.

The Top TV Drama Moments of 2010

Hulu.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Hulu.com

2010 was a busy year. Like every other year, you had to deal with the family, work, fantasy football ... oh, and you really should get that noise your...

Brad Bird on The Iron Giant

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Despite poor marketing, director Brad Bird's animated tale of a young boy who bonds with a gentle, metal-eating robot was championed as an animation classic. I got an opportunity to talk with Bird.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Tron: Legacy

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the latest episode of the "The Cinefantastique Podcast" Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons attempt to build their own consensual reality after a viewing of "Tron: Legacy".

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Special Stream-of-Consciousness Episode, Featuring The Tempest

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Having survived the rocky shoals of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons decid...

Dear Leader: Your Job Is Culture

Edward Muzio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edward Muzio

Culture doesn't need to be abstract, mysterious, or the purview of only the most magnetic and magical leaders.

The Cinefantastique Review: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Can the forces of darkness be vanquished by only a pair of Narnia royalty, where four were needed before? Does the film profit or lose by running a half-hour less than its predecessors?

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...

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: The Chronic Rift, Kuroneko, and Le Bad Film

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Having taken the world's most depressing world tour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, the Cinefantastique Podcast crew set their sights on other subjects.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Javier Fuentes-León on Undertow

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The triangles just keep getting more complicated, don't they? In the new Peruvian film, Undertow, fisherman Miguel (Cristian Mercado) is eagerly await...

2010 NFL: Boys Behaving Badly

Amy Turek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Amy Turek

If there's one word that sums up the 2010 NFL season thus far, it's drama.

Stage Door: Elling, Rosmersholm, and Momentum

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

What are the odds two Norwegian works would be on the boards? They've just upped, thanks to Elling and Rosmersholm. Make time to be dazzled.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is a bona fide box office sensation. But is it any good, or is it just a prequel for Part 2?

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Remembering Dino DeLaurentiis

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In this week's Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Podcast, Steve Biodrowski and I bid farewell to producer Dino DeLaurentiis, who died on November 10 at the age of 91. DeLaurentiis was a frequent contributor to the cinefantastique genres.

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Snubbing George Takei & Monsters Mini-Review

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

After debating whether three animated films in one year is more than enough from DreamWorks Animation, the Cinefantastique podcast crew of Dan Persons...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Patrick Hughes on Red Hill

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's not really necessary that you be fully schooled in the great Australian action films of seventies and eighties -- or even in American westerns --...

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: I Spit on Your Grave vs. The Last House on the Left

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Lawrence French, Steve Biodrowsk, and I turn our attention to the world-shattering debate over whether the original version of I Spit on Your Graveis more technically competent than Wes Craven's original version of The Last House on the Left.

First Nighter: In the Wake, Lisa Kron's New Play, Has What It Takes

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

This comedy-laced drama sends audiences staggering into the streets from its power to shake up previous assumptions about the requirements needed for leading a fulfilling political and personal life.