WARM BODIES: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:05

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I Wanna Know, Did You Ever Eat the Braaaaaaains?: Zombie Nicholas Hoult (left), and humans Teresa Palmer (center) and Analeigh Tipton risk all to save humanity in WARM BODIES.

In the zombie apocalypse, you take what you can get, whether that’s scrounging for medicine in an abandoned pharmacy, sitting down to dinner with a can of year-old Spam (uh, could we reconsider getting bitten again?), or pinning the last hope for the world on the slim possibility that a chance meeting between a human girl (Teresa Palmer) and a zombie boy (Nicholas Hoult) might reignite a spark of humanity that will make those who are walking just a little less dead. WARM BODIES takes a good deal of its commercial instincts from THE TWILIGHT SAGA, but director Jonathan Levine instills the narrative with credible drama and lots of effective humor to make this a dark romantic fantasy suited for more than just the teen audience. Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski and Dan Persons take a look at the film, and discuss how Levine took a project that could have gone wrong in so many ways, and managed to avoid the pitfalls.

Also: Dan previews the debut this Friday of our brand-new show, THE CFQ INTERVIEW, featuring STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE’s Armin Shimerman; plus what’s coming to theaters next week, which is nothing, but we touch that base anyway.

About the Author

Dan Persons

DAN PERSONS is a New York-based writer who first got bit by the Cinefantastique bug when he encountered the 1979 double issue devoted to the sci-fi classic FORBIDDEN PLANET. He contributed for many years to the magazine, first as a correspondent, then as an editor.

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