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The Magic of George Melies: Roundtable Podcast 2:46.2

The Magic of George Melies: Roundtable Podcast 2:46.2

Following up on the previous CFQ Spotlight Podcast devoted to Martin Scorcese’s HUGO, the Cinefantastique crew of Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski – joined by special guest Andrea Lipinski – blast off into the fabulous fantasy world of George Melies. The special effects pioneer and cinema magician of the early silent era was the first to realize the potential of movies imbued with a Sense of Wonder, using the camera not to capture reality but to create dreams writ large on the silver screen.

Rio, 007, The Crow: CFQ Round Table Podcast 2:15.1

Rio, 007, The Crow: CFQ Round Table Podcast 2:15.1

In this week’s installment of the Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski analyze the hot topics in the world of horror, fantasy, and science fiction films: Sony Pictures will finance and distribute the new James Bond Film; Barry Cooper may star in THE CROW; Peter Jackson films THE HOBBIT in [...]

Mars Needs Moms: March 11

Mars Needs Moms: March 11

Walt Disney Pictures opens this computer-animated 3D science fiction comedy nationwide. We seriously doubt the film will have much in common with its almost namesake, MARS NEEDS WOMEN, but we also wonder whether the big-budget goofiness will be half as entertaining as the inepititude of 1960s low-budget campfest. Simon Wells directed from a screenplay co-written [...]

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Cinefantastique Podcast 1:43

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – Cinefantastique Podcast 1:43

For the second week in a row, Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons immerse themselves in a magical, 3D kingdom for this episode of The Cinefantastique Review. This time, though, instead of Disney whimsy, it’s C.S. Lewis faith-tinged adventure, as they join siblings Lucy and Edmund Pevensie (Susan and Peter appear to be away [...]

'Spider-Man' Reboot Shoots RED Epic

‘Spider-Man’ Reboot Shoots RED Epic

New SPIDERMAN begins shooting in 3-D with new, Ultra HD video camera.

Tangled: Cinefantastique Podcast 1:42

Tangled: Cinefantastique Podcast 1:42

For their 50th animated feature film, Walt Disney Pictures presents TANGLED – a CGI modernization of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “Rapunzel.” Is this the new millennium equivalent of Disney classics like BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, or is it a failed and schizophrenic attempt to meld the new and the old into one uneasy mix? [...]

Megamind Review

Megamind Review

Originality of vision is not always necessary to make a film, and the lack of it does not necessarily make a film bad. Even in 3-D, a movie can sometimes find it’s place in the middle ground between typical trash and art. Case in point: the newest Dreamworks Animation release, MEGAMIND, a collage of recycled [...]

Megamind: Cinefantastique Podcast 1:39

Megamind: Cinefantastique Podcast 1:39

MEGAMIND takes the usual superhero-supervillain rivalry and turning it upside down (or inside out). The result – voiced by Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, and Tina Fey – is a box office hit, but does it have a brain on its shoulders or is it soft in the head? Find out on this week’s episode of [...]

'Deathly Hallows' Won't Be 3-D

‘Deathly Hallows’ Won’t Be 3-D

Warner Bros. will not have a completed 3-D version of the film by its November release date.

'Star Wars' Saga to go 3-D

‘Star Wars’ Saga to go 3-D

A great distubance in the Force as STAR WARS is to be subjected to 3-D conversion.