Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr
08

Cinefantastique Spotlight: EVIL DEAD

Jessica Lucas may not be making it out alive (ya think?) in EVIL DEAD.

The new EVIL DEAD, directed by feature newcomer Fede Alvarez, may seem to be the latest chapter in Hollywood’s ongoing descent into creative bankruptcy. But is that actually so? Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons get together to debate whether this return to Sam Raimi’s prototypical cabin-in-the-woods bloodbath is yet another wan …

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Apr
07

Pablo Berger on BLANCANIEVES

Macarena Garcia escapes from her wicked stepmother into the world of bullfighting in BLANCNIEVES.

Someday My Steer Will Come? In BLANCANIEVES, Spanish director Pablo Berger takes the classic tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, sets it in Seville in the 1920’s and recasts it as the tale of an orphaned daughter of an illustrious toreador who, despite the machinations of a wicked stepmother and with the help …

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Apr
05

JOHN DIES AT THE END Don Coscarelli: The CFQ Interview

Rob Mayes (left), Chase Williamson (center) and Allison Weissman fight the intangible and slightly ridiculous in JOHN DIES AT THE END.

There’s something about a Don Coscarelli film, something that says, “We’re gonna mess with your brain, now.” But if power-drill-equipped flying orbs, interplanetary gateways stashed away in funeral homes, or Elvis battling soul-sucking mummies didn’t freak you out in such films as PHANTASM and BUBBA HO-TEP, maybe the director’s latest, JOHN DIES AT THE END, …

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Apr
01

Cinefantastique Spotlight: G.I. JOE: RETALIATION

Don't Get Excited, He's Not Around All That Much: Bruce Willis joins forces with Adrianne Palicki in G.I. JOE: RETALIATION.

With its nuanced evaluation of modern warfare and the place of the soldier in today’s society, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION represents an innovative vision of armed conflict waged on a global scale. Oh, who are we kidding? G.I. JOE: RETALIATION is the second entry in the toy-based franchise, featuring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, and Ray Stevenson  …

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