Author Archive: Calhoun Kersten

Calhoun Kersten is a recent transplant to the whimsical world of LA. Equal parts disarmingly charming and stunningly good looking, he enjoys horror films, nachos, and sharks. If you're interested in more of his depravity, please check out one of his many blogs.

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Hatchet III

Hatchet III

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Hatchet franchise is one steeped in notoriety. Adam Green’s homage to 80s horror first made waves on the horror scene with the first installment in 2006, but didn’t receive much fanfare except within the horror community itself. Its sequel received its fair share of publicity in 2010, when AMC famously agreed to distribute the […]

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Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean

Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean

| June 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Few have captured the hearts and minds of audiences like James Dean. Misunderstood and aloof, he has captivated the counter culture of the 1950s with his stunning performances in only three motion pictures. It is no surprise that James Dean, who died at age 24, continues to be a source of fascination for so many, […]

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True Blood: Season 5

True Blood: Season 5

| June 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

When True Blood first hit the airwaves all those years back, the show had promise. Along with all of the typical bloodsucking fare, this show had an age: vampires were out. It always had the potential to be a biting commentary (pun absolutely intended) on the struggle for equal rights within the gay community. Where […]

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Come Undone

Come Undone

| May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

First love is a well-worn topic in the movies. Your average gay film is filled with stilted dialogue, gorgeous but otherwise talentless actors, and an all-too tidy conclusion where either one of the lovers dies or the two live happily ever after. It was with some reservations that I approached Come Undone. The box art […]

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Deadball

Deadball

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Deadball is- well, maybe that’s the best place to start. Deadball simply is. Even days after watching the movie, the fact that Deadball exists is nothing short of amazing. Not because the movie itself is shocking, but because I’m still trying to figure out… why? I mean, I know a blame lot of swill I […]

Ashley Bell Interview

Ashley Bell Interview

| February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

People have an odd way of catching you offguard. Sometimes the most terrifying onscreen entities can prove to be the nicest people you’ve had a chance to talk to. Such is the case with breakout horror star, Ashley Bell, who audiences may recognize from the 2010 “little indie horror film that could” The Last Exorcism. […]

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How To Survive A Plague

How To Survive A Plague

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Too often, movies about HIV/AIDS fall into the same trap. They treat the disease as something terrifying and tragic, which it is, but it’s the way in which they present it. They take a passive stance, as if to say “aww, isn’t it so sad that this happens?” It is. It’s terrible that HIV/AIDS exists […]

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Undefeated

Undefeated

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

I will admit, even at 25, I’ve always been one of those people who take the age-old saying of “it’s only a game” to heart. Maybe it was my lack of athleticism or maybe my apathy towards most of my teammates as a kid, but sports were never my thing. Nothing against them, I just […]

The Sessions

The Sessions

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Far too often when the words “Based on a True Story” are bandied about, disaster is soon to follow. Those movies seem to be based on people, but there’s no sense of the real person or even a fully dimensional character. Luckily, The Sessions, with the help of John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, work together […]

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End of Watch

End of Watch

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every so often, a movie comes along that re-defines a well-established genre. Such is the hope with writer/director David Ayer’s End of Watch. With such a beloved sub-genre as the cop drama, Ayer is trying to do it all with End of Watch: he is clearly trying to make something new while staying loyal to […]

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