02/04/2013 08:56 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Warm Bodies

2013-02-04-WB_080_DF08344C_rgb_410.jpgIn the zombie apocalypse, you take what you can get, whether that's scrounging for medicine in an abandoned pharmacy, sitting down to dinner with a can of year-old Spam (uh, could we reconsider getting bitten again?), or pinning the last hope for the world on the slim possibility that a chance meeting between a human girl (Teresa Palmer) and a zombie boy (Nicholas Hoult) might reignite a spark of humanity that will make those who are walking just a little less dead. Warm Bodies takes a good deal of its commercial instincts from The Twilight Saga, but director Jonathan Levine instills the narrative with credible drama and lots of effective humor to make this a dark romantic fantasy suited for more than just the teen audience. Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski and I take a look at the film, and discuss how Levine took a project that could have gone wrong in so many ways, and managed to avoid the pitfalls.

Also: I preview the debut this Friday of our brand-new show, The CFQ Interview, featuring Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Armin Shimerman; plus what's coming to theaters next week, which is nothing, but we touch that base anyway.

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Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Warm Bodies