Cinefantastique Podcasts

Cinefantastique’s Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Film Podcasts include the Spotlight Podcast (in-depth reviews of recent horror, fantasy, and science fiction films, with occasional classics thrown into the mix) and the Dossier Fantastique Podcast (a weekly roundup of news, home video, and theatrical releases).

Haunted House 2; Bamboo Saucer; Colossus - Dossier Fantastique 5:16.2

Haunted House 2; Bamboo Saucer; Colossus – Dossier Fantastique 5:16.2

This week, the Dossier Fantastique Podcast opens to reveal the disappointing details regarding A HAUNTED HOUSE 2, the sequel-spoof of everything from PARANORMAL ACTIVITY to SINISTER, starring Marlon Wayans. Also under the microscope is THE BAMBOO SAUCER, a Cold War relic that recently made its Blu-ray debut. For those disappointed with TRANSCENDENCE, the Cinefantastique Podcasting [...]

Transcendence – Spotlight Podcast 5:16.1

Transcendence – Spotlight Podcast 5:16.1

It’s some kind of irony that the experience of watching a film called TRANSCENDENCE is far from transcendent. Not that director Wally Pfister doesn’t try: The story of a scientist working in A.I. research (Johnny Depp) who has his own consciousness transferred to the Web is lushly mounted (as befits a big-studio production from the [...]

Rio 2, Jinn, Lizzie Borden - Dossier Fantastique 15:5.2

Rio 2, Jinn, Lizzie Borden – Dossier Fantastique 15:5.2

This week, the Dossier Fantastique Podcast is overflowing with data on recent horror, fantasy, and science fiction films. Steve Biodrowski reviews recent threatrical releases RIO 2 (a computer-animated 3D comedy from the makers of ICE AGE) and JINN (a new fantasy-horror film in limited release). In a new segment titled “What You Should Be Watching,” [...]

OCULUS - Spotlight Podcast 5:15.1

OCULUS – Spotlight Podcast 5:15.1

How frustrating is it when a film has all the stuff it needs — promising premise, good production values, decent cast, director who can twist filmic reality in imaginative ways — and just… doesn’t … grab… you? Pretty damn frustrating, it turns out. OCULUS tells the tale of an orphaned brother and sister who reunite [...]

Only Lovers Left Alive, Under the Skin - Dossier Fantastique 5:14.2

Only Lovers Left Alive, Under the Skin – Dossier Fantastique 5:14.2

Dossier Fantastique is overflowing with data this week, offering capsule reviews of new horror, fantasy, and science fiction films in theatres and on home video:

Lawrence French enlightens us to the joys of Jim Jarmusch’s indie vampire flick ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, with Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton, which will hit theatres this Friday after a [...]

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER: Spotlight Podcast 5-14.1

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER: Spotlight Podcast 5-14.1

And so commences the Marvel Onslaught of 2014. Four movies, three studios, and more opportunities for the true believers to nudge each other knowingly when Stan Lee makes his expected cameos, even though your great-great-grandmother could probably recognize him by now. That said, there are far worse ways to kick off this flood than CAPTAIN [...]

Dossier 5-13.2: Locker 13, About Time, Last Man on Earth, Walking Dead Season 4 Finale

Dossier 5-13.2: Locker 13, About Time, Last Man on Earth, Walking Dead Season 4 Finale

This week, the Dossier Fantastique Podcast is joined by special guest John W. Morehead of TheoFantastique, for a look at what’s new in theatres and on home video in the genres of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Dan Persons opens LOCKER 13, a new low-budget anthology horror film in limited theatrical release and on Video [...]

Noah: Spotlight Podcast 5-13.1

Noah: Spotlight Podcast 5-13.1

Sooner or later, it had to happen. Three months into 2014, we finally move beyond the execrable and the mediocre, to something imaginative, exciting, and just flat-out worthy of praise. NOAH allows director Darren Arnofosky to apply his characteristically iconoclastic vision to the classic Bible tale, transforming the historic setting into a fantastic world where [...]

Muppets Most Wanted & The Creeping Terror - Dossier Fantastique 5:12.2

Muppets Most Wanted & The Creeping Terror – Dossier Fantastique 5:12.2

What’s new in horror, fantasy, and science fiction this week? Open Dossier Fantastique to find out! This week, the usual Cinefantastique podcasting crew – Lawrence French, Dan Persons, Steve Biodrowski – is joined by special guest Andrea Lipinsky. Together, they review the latest in theatrical and home video releases, including: MUPPETS MOST WANTED, currently in [...]

Divergent: Spotlight Podcast 5-12.1

Divergent: Spotlight Podcast 5-12.1

In the future, humanity will achieve peace and prosperity by being divided into five factions. When you’re sixteen, you get tested to see which faction you belong in, and that determines your station in life for the rest of your existence. Unless you decide to join another faction, which you’re totally free to do. But [...]

Blood and Black Lace: Spotlight Podcast 5-11.2

Blood and Black Lace: Spotlight Podcast 5-11.2

A fashion institute becomes a charnel house of death when a masked madman stalks a sextette of glamorous models, each of whom has come in contact with a diary containing a secret that the killer must – at any cost – keep from prying eyes…
It’s time for a 50th Anniversary Podcast celebration of Mario Bava’s [...]

Mr. Peabody & Jodorowsky's Dune: Dossier 5:11.1

Mr. Peabody & Jodorowsky’s Dune: Dossier 5:11.1

The Dossier Fantastique podcast opens once again, revealing a treasure trove of details regarding recent horror, fantasy, and science fiction films. Lawerence French previews JODOROWSKY’S DUNE, the documentary about the unmade adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel, opening in limited engagements on March 21. Steve Biodrowski reviews MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN, the 3D animated hit from [...]

Patrick; 300: Rise of an Empire; Ernest and Celestine - Dossier Fantastique 5-10

Patrick; 300: Rise of an Empire; Ernest and Celestine – Dossier Fantastique 5-10

Time to delve into Dossier Fantastique once again! Unfortunately, Cinefantastique podcaster Lawrence French was missing in action from this episode, but Dan Persons and Steve Biodrowski do their best to fill the void. This week’s contents include capsule reviews of three theatrical features (PATRICK; 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE; ERNEST AND CELESTINE); a rundown of the [...]