Monthly Archive: August 2010

Aug
12

CFQ Post-Mortem: More on BLACK SUNDAY and Mario Bava

Following up on the Cinefantastique Podcast 1.26, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski delve deeper into the mysteries of director Mario Bava and BLACK SUNDAY, not to mention the distinction between giallo and Gothic horror. BLACK SUNDAY was Bava’s directorial debut, and its reputation is so grand among fans that many think he never …

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Aug
09

Cinefantastique Podcast: BLACK SUNDAY – 50th Anniversary Special

So Beautiful, So Deadly: Barbara Steele (you recognize her there, don't you?) stars in BLACK SUNDAY.

No new genre films hit theaters this weekend, but fear not: Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski once again rev up the time machine and take you five decades into the past for a look at one of the greatest horror films of all time, director Mario Bava’s masterpiece of black-and-white Gothic horror, BLACK …

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Aug
07

Samuel Maoz on LEBANON

Close Quarters, Damning Decisions: A tank crew (l-to-r: Oshri Cohen, Zohar Strauss, Yoav Donat, and Itay Tiran) gets its first taste of war in LEBANON.

I went into LEBANON convinced that I really didn’t want to see another examination of the moral quandary that is the Middle East conflict. I came out of it — head and heart racing — convinced that I had seen one of the best films of the year. That’s a considerable achievement, considering that LEBANON …

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Aug
04

CFQ Post-Mortem: CHARLIE ST. CLOUD & Why We Review

Following up on this week’s Cinefantastique Podcast, which covered CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE, the Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Podcast examines the weekend’s other major fantasy film release, CHARLIE ST. CLOUD, starring Zac Efron  as a young man who sees dead people – in particular, his younger brother. Also on the menu: listener mail …

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Aug
02

Cinefantastique Podcast: CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE

Any obligatory dog gag you can think of is already in CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE

2001’s CATS AND DOGS was a disappointing dud, despite what sounded like a sure-fire premise for family-friendly fun. Does the sequel, CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE, improve upon the original, or is it time for a trip to the animal control shelter? Dan Persons, Steve Biodrowski, and Lawrence French answer these and other …

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Aug
01

iTunes in the Phantom Zone

For some reason, our podcast publishing software is no longer playing with the servers hosting our podcast files. Since my life still remains at Defcon 2, I’m not going to be able to immediately address this issue. What this means is that, for the present, the newest episodes of Mighty Movie Podcast will be available …

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