Monthly Archive: September 2010

Sep
30

The Chronic Rift – In Review: NEVER LET ME GO

Following up my recent appearance on THE CHRONIC RIFT’s Fall Movie Preview show(s — it was actually broken into two episodes), I make my debut as the resident movie critic of the podcast produced expressly for lovers of genre media in all its forms. In addition, there are book reviews by Andrea Lipinski, TV reviews …

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Sep
26

Cinefantastique Podcast: NEVER LET ME GO with Director Mark Romanek

The Value of Life: Keira Knightley (left), Carey Mulligan (center), and Andrew Garfield in NEVER LET ME GO.

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 think he’s fled to the beaches of Tahiti to paint the native girls — so we’re rallying on without him. In this episode of the Cinefantastique Podcast, CFQ San …

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Sep
25

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Shyamalan vs. Spoilers & Claustrophobic Thrillers

After taking an elevator ride with the DEVIL, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski explore the subject of claustrophobic thrillers on this week’s installment of the Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Podcast. CUBE, SAW, DEMONS, THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL all feature hapless victims locked in inescapable situations – a guaranteed formula for suspense that we like to call …

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Sep
25

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Catch-Up: 2001 & AVATAR

In case you were keeping track, yes, this episode of the Cinefantastique Post-Mortem should have posted last week. Life intervened, but the topics discussed are evergreen, anyway, so enjoy. The newest episode of the PM shall follow, almost immediately. This week’s edition of the Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Podcast delves into the immersive cinematic world of James …

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Sep
24

Gaspar Noé on ENTER THE VOID

I Sing the Afterlife Electric: A Trippy Moment from ENTER THE VOID.

Kinda sorry I’m going to see LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS in IMAX 3D this weekend, and not Gaspar Noé’s new film, ENTER THE VOID. This is the movie that could benefit from the full, immersive, 3D treatment: a swirling, gliding, electric voyage into life and death, with sex, drugs, and a dynamically surreal Tokyo thrown …

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Sep
21

Cinefantastique Podcast: DEVIL

Hell is Other People Trying Not to Look at Each Other: (Clockwise from left) Bojana Novakovic, Jenny O'Hara, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green, and Geoffrey Arend in DEVIL.

This week, the CFQ Podcasters Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski suffer the flames of perdition as they go for a horrifying elevator ride to Hell in DEVIL, the new horror film “from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan.” The first in what is being billed as “The Night Chronicles,” DEVIL takes a TWILIGHT …

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Sep
15

A Chat with Ben Lyons

So how about a little break from the filmmaker interviews? Yellow Tail — the wine people — have started up a new website that recruits film critics to pair wines with movies, and in connection with that got in touch with me about talking with critic and journalist Ben Lyons. Since I’ve recently been involved …

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Sep
13

Cinefantastique Podcast: RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D with Ali Larter

3D Just Makes It Better: Ali Larter as Claire Redfield in RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D.

Is there life after the apocalypse? Find out on this week’s episode of the Cinefantastique Podcast, as Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski focus on RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D, the latest installment of the film franchise based on the popular videogame and starring Milla Jovovich. Included is an interview with actress Ali Larter (HEROES), …

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Sep
11

Interviews: HIDEAWAY and BRAN NUE DAE

Dance That Prejudice Away: Rocky Mckenzie (center) embraces the music in BRAN NUE DAE.

Gonna warn you up front: The two films covered in this week’s episode are so different that you might get the bends when we transition from one to another. Yeah, there’s sort of a common theme of escape, but one film takes a literal and energetic approach to the subject, and the other, spiritual and …

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Sep
10

CFQ Post-Mortem: MACHETE is Genre? & Paul W.S. Anderson: Auteur

Summer’s gone and so is the Cinefantastique Podcast’s Summer Wrap-up Episode. In its wake, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski debate the merits of classifying James Bond as a member in good standing of the science fiction and/or fantasy genre, while omitting MACHETE, and engage in a brief disquisition on the career of genre …

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