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Mighty Movie Podcast: Mike Wallis and Inge Rademeyer on Good for Nothing

Dan Persons | Posted 05.12.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With Mike Wallis directing, writing, and producing and Inge Rademeyer as star and fellow producer, Good for Nothing takes advantage of its much-vaunted New Zealand locales for some Sergio Leone/John Ford impact, and throws in some impertinent, Kiwi attitude for kicks.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Jason Reitman on Young Adult

Dan Persons | Posted 02.15.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Bless screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman their twisted, little hearts. Young Adult isn't season-specific, but it does serve as a healthy counterbalance to all that holiday growth and belonging.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Tom Six & Laurence R. Harvey on The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

Dan Persons | Posted 12.07.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The tag line for Tom Six's new The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) is "100% Medically Inaccurate," tipping those who witnessed The Human Centipede (First Sequence) that the follow-up is going to be a further affront to everything pure, good, and sanitary.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Jeff Nichols on Take Shelter

Dan Persons | Posted 12.02.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Roland Emmerich's been making disaster films since time can remember, yet for all his besetting humans with floods, fires, and earthquakes, he's never managed to make something as resonant, affecting, and powerful as Take Shelter.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Evan Glodell on Bellflower

Dan Persons | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

Evan Glodell's Bellflower is the tale of two Southern Californians who fill their free time with speculations of the post-apocalyptic future and preparations for same that include the construction of Matilda, a bad-ass, black automobile.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Mali Elfman on Do Not Disturb

Dan Persons | Posted 08.03.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Shot on the proverbial shoestring over seven quick production days, Do Not Disturb is a curious little anthology film with some interesting names attached.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Source Code

Dan Persons | Posted 06.12.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In his sophomore effort, director Duncan Jones explores the same theme of a man alone and at the mercy of shadowy machinations that was explored in his rightly praised debut effort, Moon.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Sucker Punch

Dan Persons | Posted 06.03.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Steve Biodrowski and Dan Persons narrowly avoid a sucker punch to the solar plexus as they dodge and feint their way through an examination of Zack Snyder's new CGI-laced fantasy action pic.

Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast: Super 8 Sneak Preview

Dan Persons | Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Get a sneak peak at Super 8, the upcoming science fiction film from J.J. Abrams, on this edition of the Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast, the weekl...

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?

Cinefantastique Podcast: Drive Angry 3D

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The Cinefantastique Podcast crew hitch a ride for Drive Angry 3D, the movie that dares to reveal what Satan really thinks of Satanists. Is this the film that Grindhouse tried (and failed) to be?

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.

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?

Mighty Movie Podcast: Gregg Araki on Kaboom

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Director Gregg Araki speaks about his newest film, Kaboom -- the story of an "ambisexual" college freshman who's getting premonitions of an impending apocalypse.

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.

The Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Green Hornet

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Did the late-in-the-game decision to convert it to 3D give its creators -- including director Michel Gondry and star/co-writer Seth Rogen -- time enough to find the right balance?

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.

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.

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...

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.