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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.

Cinefantastique Podcast V1:E5 - Ink, Ghost Writer, Dr. Parnassus

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's a genre light week with no new horror, fantasy, or science fiction titles released in cinemas, so we're shining a little much-deserved light on some overlooked and/or under-rated genre titles.

The Cinefantastique Horror Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast v1n6: Repo Men

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In this week's podcast, we discuss Repo Men, the week's top news stories, and offer random recommendations of horror, fantasy, and science fiction films worth checking out.

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction Podcast V1:N9 -- After.Life

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Dan Persons is back in the host's chair for a round-table discussion of After.Life, the new horror-thriller about a young woman who wakes up after a car accident to find that she is in a funeral home.

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:N10 -- Kick-Ass

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Cinefantastique's Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast returns with a blow-by-blow knock-down debate regarding the merits (or lack thereof) in th...

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:N11: Langarama! -- The Woman in the Moon and The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In anticipation of the release of the almost-fully-restored silent science-fiction classic, Metropolis, the Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science ...

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:N12: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Freddy's back, and the Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast has him in its sights. Is the new A Nightmare on Elm Street a dreamsc...

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:N13: Iron Man 2

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This time, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski take a can opener to Iron Man 2, the successful sequel to the 2008 blockbuster, starring...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Luca Guadignino on I am Love

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Before going on a brief hiatus (explained further in the show; we'll be back at the end of July, latest), we were lucky enough to get some time with L...

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 2

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. This season's storylines have all been really engaging so far.

Liberation's Forge: Kate Davis & David Heilbroner on Stonewall Uprising

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Davis and Heilbroner rally some great eyewitness interviews and manage to put the story in context with considerable footage from news shows and "educational" films.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Playtime Begins - Toy Story 3 and Jonah Hex

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This week, the podcast review of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror takes you from the sublime to the ridiculous, as Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and ...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Juan Jose Campanella on 2010 Foreign Language Oscar Winner The Secret in Their Eyes

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Seems to be some confusion about the title of this. For the record, according to the front page of the production notes, it's The Secret in Their Eyes...

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 1

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Season three launches with "Bad Blood," and it is heavy with responsibility. The exceptional writing, credited to Daniel Minahan, makes exposition emerge organically out of compelling situations.

A Tony Winner Sets Off a Chain of Memories

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lea Lane

Red sparked my own memories of my life in-and-around New York City. These connections cascaded in a six-degrees-of-Kevin-Bacon kind of way back to the play.

Mighty Movie Podcast Interviews: The Square and The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

First up is an interview with Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, the married directors of The Sun Behind the Clouds, a documentary about Tibet's struggle for independence.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Not Quite Human - Splice

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In Volume 1, Episode 17 of the Cinefantastique Podcast, Dan Persons Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski delve into the worlds of science fiction, fa...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Tougher Than You: Mark Hopkins on Living in Emergency

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's getting to be that my fortitude is being tested on a weekly basis. I've witnessed the psychotic outrages of The Human Centipede (and liked it), t...

Brain Waves

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

You don't have to become a French Existentialist or even a country music songwriter in order to cultivate thoughts about some of the most important issues of our existence.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Why Do They Laugh at My Mighty Sword? - Prince of Persia

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the sixteenth episode of Cinefantastique's weekly Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski sif...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Survivors' Stories: Mia Hansen-Love on The Father of My Children

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The reported death of the serious, small drama -- the kind of things that major studios used to do before opening-weekend grosses became all-important...

Mighty Movie Podcast Interviews: Waking Sleeping Beauty and Chloe

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This episode features interviews with Don Hahn and Peter Schneider of Waking Sleeping Beauty, the documentary that looks at how, in 1984, the Disney Company sought to revivify their moribund animation division.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Shrek Forever After and Survival of the Dead

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This week, the Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast scrutinizes a pair of sequels that seem to have nothing in common: Shrek Fore...