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Here’s What’s Going On 07/23/2013: Loki Commandeers Comic-Con

Here’s What’s Going On 07/23/2013: Loki Commandeers Comic-Con

Norse gods are such buttinskies,.. Syfy wants to take 12 MONKEYS to series… Bill Plympton salutes those CHEATIN’ hearts…

From the luxurious Cinefantastique Online studios in NYC, Dan Persons brings you up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of fantastic film & TV.

Terry Gilliam compares Stanley Kubrick and Steve Spielberg

In an interview from Turner Classic movies, filmmaker Terry Gilliam provides his perspective on the differences between Stanely Kubrick and Steven Spielberg. Essentially, it comes down to this: Spielberg provides comforting answers for his audience; Kubrick (as in 2001: A SPACY ODYSSEY) raises challenging questions that provoke the audience to think.
To underline his point, Gilliam [...]

Ewan McGregor Joins Gilliam's Don Quixote

Ewan McGregor Joins Gilliam’s Don Quixote

Empire Online have been talking to director Terry Gilliam (TWELFTH MONKEYS, BRAZIL) at the Cannes film festival and it appears Ewan McGregor (STAR WARS, THE ISLAND) has been cast in his latest film, THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE.
DON QUIXOTE is a fantasy/sci-fi film about an advertising executive who, after finding himself unstuck in [...]

Laserblast DVD & Blu-ray: Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Dune, Armageddon

Laserblast DVD & Blu-ray: Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Dune, Armageddon

Tuesday, April 27’s horror, fantasy, and science fiction home video releases include two films that recently received limited theatrical exposure, THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS and TRANSYLMANIA, and two older titles getting a new Blu-ray treatment, ARMAGEDDON and DUNE.

Ink, Ghost Writer, Dr. Parnassus: Overlooked & Underrated Films on the Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:E5

Ink, Ghost Writer, Dr. Parnassus: Overlooked & Underrated Films on the Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:E5

It’s a genre light week, with no new horror, fantasy, or science fiction titles released in cinemas, so Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski take this opportunity to shine a little much-deserved light on some overlooked and/or under-rated genre titles.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

It’s nice to finally see a Terry Gilliam film on the big screen again. It’s been a long time since the back-to-back box office debacles of BRAZIL (1985) and THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN (1988) sent him scurrying to prove that he could turn a profit by working more as a hired gun than an auteur, directing [...]

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 [...]

12 Monkeys (1995) – Science Fiction Film Review

An Ambitious and amazing feature-length re-imagining of the classic short subject “La Jetee.”
This is feature-length remake of LA JETEE, the short-subject masterpiece by Chris Marker that portrayed time travel as a kind of moebius strips folding back on itself. The original short was a remarkable piece of film-making with a style inextricably linked to its [...]