Tag Archive: Tarantino

Apr
01

BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR: A Critics Roundtable

Fear Has a New Name, and It's BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR.

It’s the rare film that comes along and totally redefines the medium, but such a film is BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR. From its striking visual style to its Oscar-worthy performances to its dazzling special effects to its powerful, environmental subtext, this tale of a small, California town enduring the wrath of a vengeful Mother Nature …

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Aug
18

CFQ’s Black Hole Ultra-Lounge: Cashier du Cinemart’s Mike White & 3-Descent

Cashiers du Cinemart’s Mike White hangs out after the Cinefantastique Spotlight to talk to Dan Persons about his magazine, his anthology, Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection, the clouded future of 3D, and, of course, the indelible allure of BLACK SHAMPOO.

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.    

Aug
07

Samuel Maoz on LEBANON

Close Quarters, Damning Decisions: A tank crew (l-to-r: Oshri Cohen, Zohar Strauss, Yoav Donat, and Itay Tiran) gets its first taste of war in LEBANON.

I went into LEBANON convinced that I really didn’t want to see another examination of the moral quandary that is the Middle East conflict. I came out of it — head and heart racing — convinced that I had seen one of the best films of the year. That’s a considerable achievement, considering that LEBANON …

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Jul
15

CFQ Post-Mortem: DESPICABLE ME; More on PREDATORS

In CFQ’s Post-Mortem Podcast (or should that be Podcast Post-Mortem?), Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski offer a free-form follow-up to the regular Cinefantastique Podcast, including further in-depth insights on the minutia of PREDATORS and a look at the week’s other big genre release, DESPICABLE ME, the hilarious 3-D animated film from Universal Pictures. Also included …

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Jul
12

Cinefantastique Podcast: PREDATORS

An Even Dangerouser Game: Adrien Brody (right) and Alice Braga (center) take point in PREDATORS.

This week, the Cinefantastique Podcast sets its sights on PREDATORS, produced by Robert Rodriguez and directed by Nimrod Antal, from a screenplay by Alex Litvak and Michael Finch. Is this sequel to PREDATOR (1987) a brilliant pop culture mediation on the ability of the human spirit to triumph in dire circumstances, or is it merely …

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Apr
19

THE CINEFANTASTIQUE HORROR FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION PODCAST V1N10: KICK-ASS

Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) takes on mob boss Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong).

Cinefantastique’s Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast returns with a blow-by-blow knock-down debate regarding the merits (or lack thereof) in the new comic-book superhero fantasy KICK ASS, starring Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, and Nicolas Cage. Does the film kick ass, or does it fall flatter than an empty cape? Also on the agenda, the usual …

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Feb
23

Cinefantastique Horror Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast v1n2: SHUTTER ISLAND

In the second installment of Cinefantastique’s new weekly podcast, Dan Persons, Steve Biodrowski, and Lawrence French look at Martin Scorsese’s new horror-thriller, SHUTTER ISLAND, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, and Max Von Sydow. Also: a look at the SHUTTER ISLAND videogame, and other news and reviews. Click on the player above to hear …

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Apr
15

Preview of INGLORIOUS BASTERDS

“Business is a-boomin’.” Here’s the brief (too brief, some might say) glimpse of Tarantino’s upcoming INGLORIOUS BASTERDS that aired on AMERICAN IDOL. embedded by Embedded Video

Apr
05

Rupert Wyatt on THE ESCAPIST

The Escapist

THE ESCAPIST is about as rough, as nasty, as gripping as a prison escape movie can be. Building the story around his lead performer, Brian Cox, director Rupert Wyatt’s feature debut takes the audience into the bowels of hell, while using a daring story structure to play with their expectations. Here’s Wyatt talking about what …

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