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ELYSIUM & EUROPA REPORT: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:32

ELYSIUM & EUROPA REPORT: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:32

We tried to find an economical way to cover all the films that needed to be discussed this week, but somehow talking about a movie where Matt Damon takes a racing plane up to the sixth moon of Jupiter to discover that Jody Foster is the illegitimate daughter of Greek gods who’s fighting zombies who [...]

Contagion: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:35.1

Contagion: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:35.1

Break out the Purell, Steven Soderbergh is in mainstream thriller mode and he’s decided to get under your skin — almost literally — with a tale about a virus that doesn’t know when to quit. CONTAGION follows Soderbergh’s TRAFFIC template, spinning a world-spanning drama of people trying to survive the ravages of a fast-acting and [...]

The Adjustment Bureau: CFQ Spotlight Podcast #7

The Adjustment Bureau: CFQ Spotlight Podcast #7

Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski don their Fedoras and go door to door, exploring the ins and outs of fate and free-will in their free-wheeling examination of THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, writer-director George Nolfi’s combo of paranoid science fiction and romantic fantasy, inspired by Philip K. Dick’s short story “Adjustment Team.” Matt Damon and [...]

The Adjustment Bureau: March 4

The Adjustment Bureau: March 4

Universal Pictures distributes this paranoid science-fiction thriller, in which a secret organization “adjusts” your life to make sure everything goes according to plan – whether or not you approve of the plan. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt star as the couple who meet accidentally – a meeting that was not intended to take place – [...]

Hereafter Review

Hereafter Review

Clint Eastwood is one of the hardest working 80-year-old men on the planet, releasing a new film for nearly every year of the last decade, and collaborating on several others. Eastwood’s work ethic, multi-hyphenate status (director, actor, producer, composer), and choice of subject matter constantly raise the question, “What drove this man, this living legend, [...]

Hereafter: Cinefantastique Podcast 1:37

Hereafter: Cinefantastique Podcast 1:37

Take a journey into the HEREAFTER on this week’s edition of the Cinefantastique Podcast. Special guest John W. Morehead, of Theofantastique, joins Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski for an in-depth discussion of Clint Eastwood’s drama of people confronting the afterlife, scripted by Peter Morgan and starring Matt Damon. Is this another Oscar-worth contender [...]

Hereafter release date

Hereafter release date

Warner Brothers Pictures releases the latest film from director Clint Eastwood, a supernatural thriller written by Peter Morgan, that focuses on three characters, affected by death, whose lives  gradually converge around their belief in what might exist in the herafter. Matt Damon, Cecil De France, and Bryce Dallas Howard star; Jay Mohr, Richard Kind, Jenifer [...]

Brothers Grimm (2005) - Fantasy Film Review

Brothers Grimm (2005) – Fantasy Film Review

I’ve been a big fan of director Terry Gilliam for a long time, but THE BROTHERS GRIMM is the worst thing he made since his terrible solo (i.e., non-Monty Python) debut, JABBERWOCKY. The script by Ehren Krueger is terrible: the story is muddled, confused, leaden, and uninteresting. And Gilliam’s patented visual style only makes things [...]