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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?

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...