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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.

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...