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Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: X-Men: First Class

Dan Persons | Posted 08.06.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

X-Men: First Class is the latest installment of the Marvel film franchise to use comic book action to address some potent social issues.

Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast: Zemeckis Vanishes Into the Uncanny Valley

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

A fond farewell to actor Michael Gough, a fine character actor who appeared in numerous genre films, ranging from Horror of Dracula (1958) to Sleepy Hollow (1999).

Toppling Dictators with a Lethal Dose of Technology and Nonviolent Action

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Ahmed Salah, an Egyptian journalist and activist who had survived torture while incarcerated in jail for pushing against the regime, brought his mission to the United States.

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?

My Repression Is Her Chance to Watch Her Soap Opera

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I'm unexpectedly overcome by horror, someone just thanked me for being raw meat for the surveillance machinery, the target of guards.

Double-Edged Sword: Social Media's Subversive Potential

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Courtney C. Radsch

Social media facilitate state surveillance because of most people's lack of familiarity with basic security settings on their social profiles, much less digital encryption or counter-censorship tools.

Khadafy and Sons

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Hugo Chavez Sets up Dictators Resort, Welcomes Mubarak

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jack Hidary

The resort has all the amenities of a 5-star property including Canyon Ranch spa and wellness center. The resort also offers psychological services to help the former rulers cope with their diminished circumstances.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Iciar Bollain and Paul Laverty on Even the Rain

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Columbus did not land in Bolivia. But a Spanish film crew has chosen that country to shoot their historic recreation of that event because, well, it's cheaper.

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.

Why Egypt's Nonviolent Victory Is a Win for Us All

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

The movement in Egypt had been planned carefully and had been effective in conveying the need for both sustained pressure on the regime and strict nonviolent discipline.

What's Next in Egypt: 'Mubarakism Without Mubarak'?

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

The Mubarak regime has relied on U.S. assistance to deny the Egyptian people basic freedoms again and again. If the U.S. government continues the status quo, it will be endorsing the same despotism that has brought us to this point of crisis.

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: 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.

Mike Leigh on Another Year

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Is it marketing genius on the part of Sony Classics that they usher in 2011 with a film called Another Year? Nah, more likely they just wanted to get Oscar tongues a-buzzing for Mike Leigh's latest glimpse into joys, pains, hopes, and desperations of ordinary life.

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...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Javier Fuentes-León on Undertow

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The triangles just keep getting more complicated, don't they? In the new Peruvian film, Undertow, fisherman Miguel (Cristian Mercado) is eagerly await...

Red Lenses on a Rainbow of Revolutions

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cynthia Boaz

Reposted from OpenDemocracy.net, series on Civil Resistance and the New Global Ferment Given continued strikes in Iran and the freeing of Aung San S...

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Snubbing George Takei & Monsters Mini-Review

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

After debating whether three animated films in one year is more than enough from DreamWorks Animation, the Cinefantastique podcast crew of Dan Persons...

Cinefantastique Podcast: Never Let Me Go with Mark Romanek

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Our stalwart editor Steve Biodrowski couldn't make the recording session for this episode -- he said it had something to do with his teaching gig; we ...

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Catching Up:2001 & Avatar & Spoilers & Claustrophobia

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Maybe you missed our free-form follow up to the Cinefantastique Podcast last week. Then again, maybe you have a life. In any case, we didn't manage to...

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.

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...