Here’s some news which may come as a ball-in-groin to fans of America’s Funniest Home Videos: Longtime host Tom Bergeron has decided to call it quits after next season. The snarky yet lovable TV personality, who also hosts ABC's Dancing With the Stars, tells Vulture that he’s simply chosen to... More »
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 [...]
Dan Harmon, who is best known as the creator of NBC’s amazing comedy series Community, is a fascinating person with a very strong fan base. Thanks to a Nerdist-produced documentary titled Harmontown, his fans will now be able to find out more about his genius. We have the SXSW trailer for the doc below. Also, [...]
The latest edition of Dossier Fantastique offers a post-mortem of this year’s Oscar winners, including GRAVITY with seven awards – a rare feat for a science fiction film.Dan Persons rhapsodizes over Alfonso Cuaron’s win, and Lawrence French defends Spike Jonze Oscar for writing HER. Later, the Cinefantastique podcasting crew examines the latest home video [...]
'These paintings are a series of landscapes that I?ve been kicking around in my head and in my drawings for a while. Some come from places that I?ve lived in and have personal relationships with, like the North Shore of Lake Superior, the rivers and waterfalls of Washington state and Idaho, and the coast of the Northwestern U.S. Show More Summary
Robb Report and Frosch transported guests to the “land of smiles” for a voyage to the kingdom of Thailand. The local guide and television personality Dan Frasier, of the Smiling Albino tour company, led an itinerary from the capitalShow More Summary
Some networks might consider sending their most notable personalities to the Olympics to cover the serious stories of the athletic competitions. Fox Sports 1 sends their most notable personalities to the Olympics to make fantastic short comedy videos to put on YouTube. Show More Summary
The good news is — homeboy got off that E and yayo train thanks to meditation! Via NY Daily News reports: “Nightline” co-host Dan Harris is breaking news of the very personal kind—revealing that cocaine and Ecstasy use
by Dan Nosowitz "Horse Lives in House Like a Normal Person," reads a Huffington Post headline. This headline is followed by several pictures of a horse in a house. The story is not bylined, somehow, but I would like whichever intern or spambot or dog owned by Arianna Huffington who wrote it to know: this is a perfect headline for a perfect story. Show More Summary
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 [...]
Every year around Valentine's Day, we ask a person or people we admire to answer reader-submitted questions about love and relationships, in the hope that famous people will have all the answers. (They generally do.) In the past, we've published pearls of wisdom from Eugene Mirman, Tim & Eric, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, and others. Show More Summary
So…. I, FRANKENSTEIN. What can you say? Is it a bad movie or a bad videogame? We report; you decide! Dan Persons and Steve Biodrowski analyze this patchwork of plot elements that is every bit as much a stitched-together abomination as the titular monster, played by Aaron Eckhart. Stuart Beattie (COLLATERAL) wrote and directed, from [...]
Why Watch? There’s a backstory to T.J. Martin and Dan Lindsay’s My Favorite Picture of You, but I don’t want to know it. There’s an entire shared lifetime behind it, but this glimpse into a photographic past colored by a labored, weakened voice is enough to feel like family. Show More Summary
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino said President Obama uses government not as a political weapon, but as a personal weapon, targeting and punishing those who don’t agree with his faith in government: “[Obama] does what’s best for his ideology... Show More Summary
Dan W's Edward Snowden 2014 Calendar is a rather subtle commentary on the cult of personality. Snowden has staunchly avoided the public eye, so much so that there aren't enough photos of him to fill a calendar; instead, it's just the same picture every month, except for Sept/Oct/Nov, which are slightly different framegrabs.
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 [...]
After a bad breakup, it’s often best not to see the other person for awhile. It can be hard when
We're joined by our newest writer, Carolyn Cox, for this episode of the podcast. We talk about the Bechdel Test, sharing, our love/fear relationship with space robots, and Dan admits to being a lizard person bent on global domination. Oh, and we give you our Editors' Picks for the week.
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. [...]
The Wall Street Journal’s Dan Loney talks with Wells Fargo’s Tim Quinlan about Monday’s reports on personal income and consumer spending as well as the Chicago Fed National Activity Index.