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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.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Eyes Without a Face -- 50th Anniversary Special

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With theaters offering no new genre films this weekend, The Cinefantastique Podcast turns its gaze back through the mists of time to a 50th anniversary examination of Eyes Without a Face.

Madame Butterfly Takes Wing in Santa Fe

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The plot could not be simpler: American naval officer jilts Japanese wife who later commits suicide. But Puccini's Madame Butterfly was not at all easy to compose, nor initially to stage.

CFQ Post-Mortem: The Sorcerer's Apprentice; More on Inception

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the latest weekly installment of CFQ's Post-Mortem Podcast, further in-depth insights on Inception and a look at the big-budget disappointment, The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 5

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

This episode, "Trouble," was kind of flawless. It may be my favorite of the entire series. It perfectly balances the multiple dichotomies of the show. Humor and terror, sweetness and cruelty, sex and romance.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Inception

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Is it the thinking person's action-packed blockbuster? Find out, along with the usual recap of weekly news, upcoming events, and home video releases.

CFQ Post-Mortem: Despicable Me; More on Predators

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In CFQ's Post-Mortem Podcast (or should that be Podcast Post-Mortem?), Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski offer a free-form follow-up to the regular Cinefantastique Podcast.

An Openly Optimistic Letter to Performing Artists Freaking Out About Relevance During Hard Times

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

The change of perspective we offer as artists can become a change of heart, then a change of mind, then a change in life. Our fiction then, is our prediction.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Predators

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This week, the Cinefantastique Podcast sets its sights on Predators, produced by Robert Rodriguez and directed by Nimrod Antal, from a screenplay by A...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Lisa Cholodenko on The Kids are All Right

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In my discussion with director Lisa Cholodenko about her new film, The Kids are All Right -- about a sperm donor (Mark Ruffalo) abruptly entering the ...

CFQ Post-Mortem: The Killer Inside Me; King Kong 360; More on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the second Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Pocast, your trio of talented talkers (i.e., Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski) leave the r...

Cinefantastique Podcast: Nimrod Antal on Predators; Discussions of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and The Last Airbender

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's a double-dose of photodramatic discussion, disputation, and dissention on this week's episode of the the Cinefantastique Podcast, as Dan Persons,...

CFQ Post-Mortem: More on Psycho & House of Usher; Did Jaws & Star Wars ruin movies?

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This week features a bold new experiment in podcasting, the likes of which have seldom if ever been seen in our lifetimes! At the end of this week's C...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Turn Your Head and Scream: Tom Six on The Human Centipede

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

There are some films that you're either for or agin, and wow, does The Human Centipede fit into that category. A vivid little bit of Grand Guignol whe...

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 3

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Welcome to Sucker Punch, the only blog post that ranks the gaudiest moments on this week's episode of True Blood. Watching Episode 3, "It Hurts Me Too," I notice that almost every female character is passive and needy.

Cinefantastique Podcast: 50th Anniversary Special - Psycho; House of Usher and Peeping Tom

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With no new horror, fantasy, and science fiction films opening nationwide this week, the Cinefantastique Podcast turns its eye on the 50th anniversary...

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction Podcast - Volume 1, Number 1: The Wolfman

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This week's subject is The Wolfman, starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins. The film is of course a remake of The Wolfman (1941), starring Lon Chaney Jr., which immortalized the werewolf legend on film.