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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True Blood: Season 5

True Blood: Season 5

| June 4, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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