Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar
08

Sponsored Video: Heineken’s THE CANDIDATE Throws Job Interviewees Some Curves

Hoo-boy, hidden-camera comedy. I admit my relationship with the genre is at best ambiguous: I’ll laugh, but not always with a clear conscience. Tom Green harassing innocent bystanders in a giant, inflatable ball can be funny, but mostly because it’s Green who bears the brunt of the ensuing abuse. David Letterman deploying an army of …

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Mar
08

Keith David: The CFQ Interview

Keith David (left) and Roddy Piper fight the power in THEY LIVE.

Quick, when I throw out the name Keith David, what’s your first thought? Him casting a suspicious glance towards Kurt Russell in THE THING? The fistfight with Rowdy Roddy Piper in THEY LIVE? Maybe it’s the noble and ferocious Goliath from GARGOYLES or the nefarious Dr. Facilier from THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG? Face it, …

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Mar
05

Sponsored Video: Nicolas Cage is Back in New Orleans for STOLEN

Oh, Nic Cage, can you not quit New Orleans? That city is gonna break your heart. Yeah, you’ve found yourself in real-world trouble there, of which we’re too gentlemanly to go into detail. On film, your characters’ fortunes have hardly fared better. The corrupt cop you played THE BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS …

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Mar
04

Cinefantastique Spotlight: JACK THE GIANT SLAYER

CG giants threaten humanity in JACK THE GIANT SLAYER.

Once again, America has taken a look at the latest revisionist fairy tale and sighed a collective, “Why?” JACK THE GIANT SLAYER flopped at the box-office in its opening weekend, despite a mammoth budget, attractive leads, and director Bryan Singer expanding the story of a humble peasant vs. a ravenous giant into something that incorporates …

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Mar
03

Joe Avella on MASTER OF INVENTIONS

Jeff Murdoch discovers that there's more to life than pointless gadgets in MASTER OF INVENTIONS.

Can a well-meaning inventor of largely useless, if not downright dangerous, gadgets find fulfillment and meaning in these desperate times? MASTER OF INVENTIONS may not have the answer, but it does have a lot of fun with the question. Produced independently and distributed for free on the web (yes, you can watch in now, here …

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Mar
01

HELLRAISER’s Ashley Laurence: The CFQ Interview

Ashley Laurence in the clutches of a Cenobite in HELLRAISER.

It’s not easy playing the ingénue in the psycho-sexual farrago that is Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER — one has to maintain one’s humanity while being pursued by your demonic, hell-bent-for-incest uncle (masquerading as your father!) and courted by the sadomasochistic nightmares that are the Cenobites. Ashley Laurence pulled it off, and established herself as a supreme …

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