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Podcast 4-49.2: Time of the Doctor, Laserblast & Nightmare Castle

Podcast 4-49.2: Time of the Doctor, Laserblast & Nightmare Castle

In Cinefantastique’s final Black Hole Ultra-Lounge Podcast of 2013, Dan Persons and Steve Biodrowski wrestle with the trailer for LEGEND OF HERCULES, travel to the end of Matt Smith’s time as the Doctor, examine the current slate of home video releases for Tuesday, December 31, and explore the public domain horrors of NIGHTMARE CASTLE (a.k.a. [...]

47 RONIN: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:49.1

47 RONIN: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:49.1

All things considered, there are definitely worse ways to see out the year. 47 RONIN, the historical fantasy mash-up that sees Keanu Reeves inserted — along with witches, dragons, and mystical warriors — into the legendary tale of a samurai revolt, may not be the high-water-mark in fantastic film for 2013. But in its gripping [...]

Podcast 4-48.2: Walking with Dinosaurs, Walter Mitty & WWZ

Podcast 4-48.2: Walking with Dinosaurs, Walter Mitty & WWZ

What treats lie beneath the tree in this week’s Cinefantastique Black Hole Ultra-Lounge Podcast? There are capsule reviews of WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D and THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY; a look at new horror, fantasy, and science fiction titles released on home video for Tuesday, December 24; and a post-mortem of the unrated director’s [...]

HER: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:48.1

HER: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:48.1

And, after all the paranormal activities and interstellar warfare and superhero histrionics and marooned astronauts and rampaging monsters and quasi-mythical heroes and super-powered teens (soooooo many super-powered teens…), it comes down to this: One man, broken but beautiful, who in the near future finds himself falling in love with his computer’s surprisingly human operating system.
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Godzilla, Doctor Who, The Hobbit - CFQ Podcast 4:47.2

Godzilla, Doctor Who, The Hobbit – CFQ Podcast 4:47.2

Cinefantastique’s Black Hole Ultra-Lounge Podcast returns from the grave, offering a colorful cornucopia of horror, fantasy, and science fiction news and reviews. Correspondents Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski size up the new GODZILLA teaser trailer, examine the Oscar Academy’s finalists for Best Special Effects, and bid farewell to actor Peter O’Toole (most known [...]

Godzilla (2014) teaser trailer

Godzilla (2014) teaser trailer

Here is an awesome glimpse of the upcoming reboot from Legendary Pictures, the company that gave us PACIFIC RIM. Scheduled for worldwide release in May of 2014, GODZILLA stars Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche, Victor Rasuk, David Strathairn, CJ Adams, Richard T. Jones, Brian Markinson, Al Sapienza, Ken [...]

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:47

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:47

The appeal of the Grand Adventure is clear and incontestable: the epic scale; the sense of mystery and adventure; the thrill of discovering what challenge, adversary, or ally awaits around the next bend. Thing is, the whole point of the exercise is to reach an ultimate goal, and that’s where Peter Jackson’s HOBBIT movies — [...]

FROZEN: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:46

FROZEN: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:46

A Disney princess movie with a vengeance, the cg animated FROZEN offers up no less than two princesses for the marketing department to turn into ancillary merchandise: one sweet and plucky (voiced by Kristen Bell); the other (Idina Menzel) cursed with the ability to freeze whatever she touches, with no Professor X around to whisk [...]

Maleficent trailer

Check out the official teaser trailer for MALEFICENT, Walt Disney Pictures’ live-action fantasy film starring Angelina Jolie as the wicked witch made famous in their animated SLEEPING BEAUTY.

Craig Ferguson sings Doctor Who

DOCTOR WHO: THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR – the 50th anniversary telefilm, which aired on BBC this weekend – will screen in theatres across the U.S. tonight, courtesy of Fathom productions (click here for a list of venues). What better way to celebrate this event than with Craig Ferguson of THE LATE SHOW singing a [...]