Author Archive: Calhoun Kersten

Calhoun Kersten is a down-home North Carolina boy these days, mustache comb and all. 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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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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Branded

Branded

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Branded is the type of movie that defies logic in every sense of the word. Over-inflated and unnecessarily complex, it took me off guard with a bizarre, inexplicable charm. Looking at the movie, it’s abundantly clear all the things I should hate about it (and all the things that other critics fault it for) but […]

Being Human: The Complete Second Season (SyFy)

Being Human: The Complete Second Season (SyFy)

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Something is different about season two of SyFy’s Being Human. Maybe it’s finally cast off the burden of living up to its BBC predecessor, but it feels like there’s something more to it. With the first season, the cast has enough charm and charisma to make some of the obviously recycled storylines bearable, but it […]

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After Porn Ends

After Porn Ends

| December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Porn is a part of the American way of life. No matter how much most of us deny that we look at it, it remains one of the most profitable industries in our country. But how much do we know about porn? More importantly, how much do we know about the people that we are […]

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Gayby

Gayby

| December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

What happens when a straight woman and her gay best friend decide to have a baby together? Well, if you’re unlucky, you get a movie with Madonna and Rupert Everett or those couple of unfunny episodes of Will & Grace. Luckily, Gayby knows better than to follow in those footsteps. After all, it’s 2012. The […]

Lawless

Lawless

| December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lawless is the latest directorial effort from director John Hillcoat, based on the larger-than-life, true story of the Bondurant Boys and it’s as interesting one at that. See, no matter what anyone tells you, there are no real heroes of Lawless. On one hand, you have the outlaw brothers who are struggling to make their […]

What A Man

What A Man

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

What do you think of when I say the words “German romantic comedy?” It’s hard to think of anything, right? It just seems… well, wrong, really. The world of German cinema and the romantic comedy seem so diametrically opposed. And yet, that’s what the directorial debut of Matthias Schweighofer, What a Man, which attempts to […]

Lifetime Gold Collection

Lifetime Gold Collection

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

What’s the slogan for Lifetime again? Isn’t it something like, “television for women?” I know, among other things, Lifetime has always prided itself on its emphasis on women and sharing the female perspective. It is, indeed, a lofty goal, but certainly an admirable one. Then how come, as a man, I find myself so agitated […]

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