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Cinefantastique Podcast: 2010 Summer Wrap-Up of Sci-Fi, Horror, & Fantasy Film

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's a special Labor Day edition of the Cinefantastique Podcast. Eschewing the usual round-up of news and reviews, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and S...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Sean Baker on Prince of Broadway

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It would appear Sean Baker is equally comfortable with the real and the surreal. On TV, he's one of the perpetrators of the satirical puppet show, Gre...

CFQ Post-Mortem: Predators Redux & Tons o' Exorcisms

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

After casting the devil out of The Last Exorcism, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski exercise their analytic on other possession movie...

Analyzing Dexter: Psychologists and Criminologists Explain Why They Are Smitten

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bella DePaulo

Do you know about Dexter the lovable serial killer? The first time I watched an episode, I could not believe what I just experienced. I was rooting fo...

Cinefantastique Podcast: The Last Exorcism

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the mood for an exorcism? Then join Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski as they scourge the unclean spirits of THE LAST EXORCISM, ca...

CFQ Post-Mortem: The Worlds of Ray Bradbury and William Castle

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Persons

August 22, 2010 was fantasy author Ray Bradbury's 90th birthday. In celebration, this week's Post-Mortem podcast examines his career, including the many film and television adaptations of his work.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Neil Marshall on Centurion & Danièle Thompson on Change of Plans

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This weekend's releases offer up some tantalizing choices: Do you want to go witty and urbane with a sharply observed dinner comedy from France? Or wo...

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.

The Chronic Rift: Fall 2010 Sci-Fi, Horror, & Fantasy Film Preview

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In anticipation of my assuming the role of movie critic for The Chronic Rift, John Drew invited me on to discuss what genre fans should be looking forward to in the coming months.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 10

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

I'd like to begin this recap of "I Smelled a Rat" with an ode to Russell Edgington, who has become one of my all-time favorite TV characters. As the episode's title suggests, lots of characters are grappling with honesty and trust.

U.S. Open: The Price of Hardcourt Drama, by Session

Jesse Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jesse Lawrence

With the 2010 US Open upon us, we're looking forward to witnessing some outstanding tennis, and some compelling storylines, unfold in Flushing.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Eli Roth & Daniel Stamm on The Last Exorcism; Review of Piranha 3D

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's a day of interviews and reviews at the Cinefantastique Podcast. First, a chat with director Daniel Stamm and producer Eli Roth on their new, demo...

CFQ Post-Mortem: The Alternate Worlds of Recycled Footage

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

After a passionate discussion of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Dan Persons and Steve Biodrowski leave the recorder running as they delve deeply into th...

The Genius of the Feminine

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

Hypermasculine spirituality cannot help you to free up feeling, or to feel more deeply, because generally it has been founded by men who are themselves emotionally crippled.

Mighty Movie Podcast: David Michod on Animal Kingdom

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Finally, the family film we've been waiting for this summer. Okay, that's an obvious joke, sorry. Animal Kingdom is about a family, but one that, if ...

CFQ Post-Mortem: More on Black Sunday and Mario Bava

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Following up on the Cinefantastique Podcast 1.26, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski delve deeper into the mysteries of director Mario...

Cinefantastique Podcast: Black Sunday - 50th Anniversary Special

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

No new genre films hit theaters this weekend, but fear not: Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski once again rev up the time machine and ...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Samuel Maoz on Lebanon

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

I went into Lebanon convinced that I really didn't want to see another examination of the moral quandary that is the Middle East conflict. I came out ...

Eureka! Science Belongs On Stage

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

Science is built for the stage. The very act of scientific discovery is one of the most dramatic in the human experience. Dramatic because it changes everything.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 7

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

After delivering two exceptional segments in a row, True Blood comes closer to earth with "Hitting the Ground." That's not to say that the episode is bad -- it's really pretty good -- but it does contains some frustrating elements.

CFQ Post-Mortem: Charlie St. Cloud & Why We Review

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Podcast examines Charlie St. Cloud. Also on the menu: listener mail takes Dan Persons and Steve Biodrowski to task for being too critical of Inception.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Aaron Schneider on Get Low

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This summer has been something of a bummer as far as the tent-poles are concerned (and I'm writing this scant hours after seeing Cats and Dogs: The Re...

CFQ Post-Mortem: Prep for Black Sunday; del Toro enters The Haunted Mansion

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Following up on this week's in-depth discussion of Eyes Without A Face, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski launch into an informal chat about horror, fantasy, and science fiction films.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 6

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

The series is having its best run of episodes ever. Case in point: "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues." An exceptional hour of television. It hurls scene after scene at my gut, my heart, and my brain.

Helen: Film Review & Interview with Ashley Judd

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

I hope a lot of people see Helen because it is an important film and quite a cinematic experience. Ashley Judd's performance as the title character is nothing short of riveting.