CFQ Black Hole Ultra-Lounge Podcast

Incorporating Cinefantastique’s old Post-Mortem and Round Table Podcasts, the Black Hole Ultra-Lounge offers all the news, reviews, insights, off-sights, and far-sights that simply could not fit into the weekly Spotlight Podcast. Listen in for comments about theatrical releases, home video titles, oldies but goodies, and whatever other interesting topics of conversation come to mind.

Podcast 5-5-2: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Maximillian Schell, Gordon Hessler

Podcast 5-5-2: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Maximillian Schell, Gordon Hessler

A sad installment of the Cinefantastique Black Hole Ultra-Lounge Podcast, as Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski note the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman (THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE), Maximillian Schell (THE BLACK HOLE), and Gordon Hessler (SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN). Also, Dan Persons weighs in on his first exposure to THE CURSE OF [...]

Here Comes the Devil, Argento's Dracula, Comedy of Terrors: Podcast 5-4.2

Here Comes the Devil, Argento’s Dracula, Comedy of Terrors: Podcast 5-4.2

It’s another week’s worth of horror, fantasy, and science fiction film reviews at Cinefantastique’s Black Hole Ultra-Lounge Podcast. In episode 5:4.2, Steve Biodrowski exorcises HERE COMES THE DEVIL, a Video on Demand opus from writer-director Adrián García Bogliano; Dan Persons stakes Dario Argento’s DRACULA, the Italian filmmaker’s eccentric variation on Bram Stokers immortal vampire; and [...]

The Devil's Due, Oscar Noms & First Men in the Moon: Podcast 5:3.1

The Devil’s Due, Oscar Noms & First Men in the Moon: Podcast 5:3.1

Volume 5, Number 3 of the Cinefantastique Black Hole Ultra-Lounge Podcast brings you the latest news and reviews of what’s happening in the world of horror, fantasy, and science fiction cinema. The intrepid CFQ podcasting team analyzes the 2014 nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, including GRAVITY and HER; and eulogizes [...]

The Legend of Hercules: Podcast 5-2.1

The Legend of Hercules: Podcast 5-2.1

The latest installment of Cinefantastique’s Black Hole Ultra-Lounge Podcast muses on the casting of Zoe Saldana in ROSEMARY’S BABY; enthuses over the Blu-ray release of John Carpenter’s PRINCE OF DARKNESS; and battles against boredom in THE LEGEND OF HERCULES – the latest (though far from greatest) attempt to transform the demi-god of Greek mythology into [...]

Top Ten of 2013: CFQ Podcast 5:1.2

Top Ten of 2013: CFQ Podcast 5:1.2

This week, the Cinefantastique Black Hole Ultra-Lounge Podcast celebrates the new year by looking back at the old: Dan Persons, Lawrence French, Steve Biodrowski offer their picks for the Ten Best Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Films of 2013. We’d love to tease the titles mentioned, but that would be spoiling the suspense, so you [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Planes, Percy & More: Ultra-Lounge Podcast 4:32.2

Planes, Percy & More: Ultra-Lounge Podcast 4:32.2

Some weeks, there are just too many horror, fantasy, and science fiction films to crowd onto one launchpad – or one podcast, as the case may be. Thus, we end up with this week’s situation, in which the Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 3:42 covered both ELYSIUM and EUROPA REPORT, leaving two new nationwide releases for inclusion [...]

CFQ Ultra-Lounge 3:45.2: Kubrick Exhibit, Horror of Dracula & Film Restoration

CFQ Ultra-Lounge 3:45.2: Kubrick Exhibit, Horror of Dracula & Film Restoration

Cinefantastique podcasters Lawrence French, Dan Persons, and Steve Biodrowski discuss news and events related to horror, fantasy, and science fiction films, including the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the restoration of HORROR OF DRACULA, and their favorite (or least favorite) restorations.
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