Category Archive: Chronic Rift

Aug
17

PARANORMAN Directors Sam Fell & Chris Butler

Dolby Stereo is Just Lost on Some People: A boy contends with supernatural phenomena in PARANORMAN.

Oregon’s Laika stop-motion studio is kind-of making a name for itself as the go-to guys for family-friendly fantasies that mix the scary and the funny in perfect proportion. In their latest, PARANORMAN, a young boy with gift for seeing the various and sundry spirits that are haunting his small, New England town is saddled with …

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Jul
21

Video: EW’s Exclusive Live Comic-Con 2011 Coverage

DC, Marvel, and More at ENTERTAINMENT EARTH.

Can’t make it to Comic-Con 2011? Neither can I. Fortunately, Entertainment Weekly has the festivities locked down with live, streaming video coverage. Kick-off is on July 21, 9:15 AM PT/12:15 PM ET — click the player below, and geek out unashamedly.    

May
09

Cinefantastique Spotlight: THOR

Not Available at Most Home Depots: Chris Hemsworth wields his mighty weapon... and his hammer... in THOR.

Most Mother’s Days, loving children show their gratitude with flowers and breakfast in bed. This Mother’s Day, the kids had the option of taking Mom to the multiplex, where she could drool over the handsomely chiseled Thor in the newest, big-screen adventure out of the Marvel stable. Is THOR — directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring …

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Feb
27

Cinefantastique Podcast: I AM NUMBER FOUR with Andrea Lipinski

Who are you? Why, I am Number Four – or at least that’s what the title tells me. But I am not a number; I am a free man! No, wait – that’s THE PRISONER. This week’s topic of conversation on the newly re-christened Cinefantastique Spotlight Review Podcast is I AM NUMBER FOUR, the new …

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Nov
30

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: The Chronic Rift, KURONEKO, & Le Bad Film

Having taken the world’s most depressing world tour in HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1, the Cinefantastique Podcast crew – along with guest Andrea Lipinski – set their sights on numerous other subjects during the Post-Mortem. First, we’ll talk with Andrea about her long-term participation with The Chronic Rift Podcast, then explore writer-director …

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Nov
22

Cinefantastique Podcast: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1

The Wizard Mopes Alone: Daniel Radcliffe ponders his future in HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1 is a bona fide box office sensation. But is it any good, or is it just a prequel for Part 2? Is this another example of movie-going as Tribal Identifier? Is IMAX the best way to see the the latest film adaptation of J.R. Rowling, or will …

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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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Aug
26

The Chronic Rift: Fall 2010 Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Preview – Part 2

Jeff Bridges returns to the game grid, Harry Potter faces down some deathly hallows — whatever the hell those are — and Jacques Tati gets animated as CHRONIC RIFT producer/host John Drew and I pick up our discussion of the cinematic goodness that will be greeting us as the year raps up. And if TRON: …

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Aug
25

The Chronic Rift: Fall 2010 Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Preview

And the wonderful world of Upstart continues to expand. In anticipation of my assuming the role of movie critic for THE CHRONIC RIFT — the legendary discussion show of all things science fiction, fantasy and horror that’s beginning its third year as a podcast — John Drew invited me on to discuss what genre fans …

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