Dan Persons

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Date registered: March 16, 2009
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Latest posts

  1. New Term – Drop This into Your Erudite Film Conversations Today! — July 17, 2017
  2. VIDEO: SCARED TO DEATH – Temple of Bad — November 30, 2016
  3. THE VAMPIRE’S COFFIN – Temple of Bad — August 6, 2016
  4. ICETASTROPHE – Temple of Bad — June 13, 2016
  5. PATCH TOWN – Temple of Bad — April 27, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Director Matt Aselton on GIGANTIC — 3 comments
  2. (Almost) Live from London: PIRATE RADIO vs. THE BOAT THAT ROCKED — 2 comments
  3. Tatia Rosenthal on $9.99 — 2 comments
  4. Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel on LOUDER THAN A BOMB — 1 comment
  5. BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR: A Critics Roundtable — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Jul
17

New Term – Drop This into Your Erudite Film Conversations Today!

I’m not sure that this technique has an official term (if so, please alert me), but I’d like to put this on public record, just in case: CONSENSUS BY MONTAGE: When a filmmaker, primarily documentary, seeks to emphasize that the impression of a thing or event isn’t just the opinion of one person by cutting …

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Nov
30

VIDEO: SCARED TO DEATH – Temple of Bad

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In a startlingly bold experiment for ToB, we’ve decided to take the first twenty minutes of the classic(?) Bela Lugosi horror(?) film, SCARED TO DEATH, and treat it to a daringly new concept in film analysis, one that’s never been seen before and certainly has absolutely no connection to MST3K or CINEMATIC TITANIC or RIFFTRAX, …

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Aug
06

THE VAMPIRE’S COFFIN – Temple of Bad

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Let’s not mince words about this: THE VAMPIRE’S COFFIN is a goofy movie, a Mexican horror-fest with rubber bats, balsa wood coffins, poorly choreographed fight scenes, and a “hero” (the star of THE BRAINIAC, actually) who caps off practically every scene by coming close to wetting his pants. It also happens to be a surprisingly …

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Jun
13

ICETASTROPHE – Temple of Bad

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Ever wonder what your cats do when you’re not around? Sorry to disappoint you, but likely they climb up on the couch and go to sleep. Ever wonder what kind of film Syfy runs when nobody’s watching? Very likely it’s ICETASTROPHE, a virtual non-entity of a natural disaster movie in which a meteor somehow manages to …

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Apr
27

PATCH TOWN – Temple of Bad

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Oh, sure, anybody can look at a ROBOT MONSTER, a BIRDEMIC, a XANADU and say, “Wow, that’s stinky.” It takes next-level insight to take on the likes of PATCH TOWN, an ambitious tale of a grown up Cabbage Patch doll breaking out of the gulag-like factory where he’s enslaved to find the little girl who …

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Mar
25

APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD: You Can’t Steam-Clean Steampunk – Hour of the Wolf Movie Review

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Soooo much to cover in one, brief segment! First, I look at the French animated film APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD, and how it takes on the genre of steampunk in a way few steampunkers dare to consider. Then I have some belated thoughts on the entertaining comic book movie, DEADPOOL, and highlight a standout …

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Mar
17

ZOOTOPIA: The Furry Fight Against Trump – Hour of the Wolf Movie Review

NATURAL ENEMIES — Zootopia's first bunny officer Judy Hopps finds herself face to face with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox in Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Zootopia." Featuring the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy and Jason Bateman as Nick, "Zootopia" opens in theaters on March 4, 2016. ©2016 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Here’s a curious thing: A fun, funny, action-packed animated family film that just by happenstance strikes at the very core of the ugliness behind the presidential campaign of a certain, stubby-fingered, orange-American. Couldn’t have been by design, not with production schedules for CG animation being what they are, but there it is: ZOOTOPIA — anthropomorphized …

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Dec
29

KING KONG (1976) – Temple of Bad

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2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the film that changed the entertainment industry as we know it, the film the rewrote the rules on action entertainment, that dazzled audiences with its innovative special effects, that forever lodged in popular culture the notion that exciting adventures awaited audiences a long time ago, in a galaxy far, …

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Dec
24

STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS – The Joyous Case for Merely Good

As presented on HOUR OF THE WOLF. I’m going through a terminal case of the Christmas blues right now, and the last thing I want to talk about is STAR WARS EPISODE SEVEN: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Not because it’s a bad film, because it isn’t — J.J. Abrams isn’t God, but he is a good …

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Oct
31

THE BRAINIAC – Temple of Bad

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(Sung to the tune of Maniac): A Satanist who can zip out of chains. He is suave, and he’s smart, and clumsy. He gropes all the chicks, and eats his victim’s brains, Everybody says he’s eeeee-vil. He gets burned at the stake, but is feeling no pain. He knows it’s just a matter of time, …

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