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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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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Wrong Turn 5

Wrong Turn 5

| October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Wrong Turn has the unique distinction of easily being one of horror’s most forgettable franchises. It all started back in 2003 with the first film, which followed several adventurers as they were silently stalked and ruthlessly murdered by a bunch of backwater, inbred cannibals. Since then, every so often, another installment is quietly released to […]

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Hollywood to Dollywood

Hollywood to Dollywood

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to find more fully-formed, all-around relatable and generally likeable characters than the stars of the recent documentary Hollywood to Dollywood. Maybe that’s because twin brothers Gary and Larry (I wish I was kidding) aren’t quite cut out for Hollywood. In a city that is characterized by its dreamers as much as its insincerity […]

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A Cat in Paris

A Cat in Paris

| October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Animation is in a sorry state when the most obvious charm of an animated film is that it is hand-drawn. However, A Cat in Paris rises above most recent animated films not just because it is hand-drawn, but the painstaking care and stylization of the film. A Cat in Paris has the warmth of a […]

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After Dusk They Come

After Dusk They Come

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

People always tell me that being a film reviewer must be a great job. It really is but, like every job, it has its up and downs. They ask me, “Well, what could be so hard about reviewing movies? I mean, you get to watch movies all the time!” Correction, folks. I have to watch […]

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Butter

Butter

| September 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Every once in a while a movie so impossibly ludicrous comes along that my faith in the moviemaking industry is tested. Such is the case with the movie Butter which follows a young girl, appropriately named Destiny, as she squares off against a power-hungry hausfrau in a statewide butter-sculpting competition. How a plot like this […]

Portlandia Season Two

Portlandia Season Two

| September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Portlandia first made waves when it aired on IFC and hipsters realized they had a place to call home. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein lead their absurdist cast of guest stars in various skits and sketches that take place around the beautiful Northwestern city. VSC is bringing the acclaimed second season to blu-ray and DVD […]

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The Victim

The Victim

| September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Victim is the kind of movie that would be easy to dismiss. Clearly low-budget with little to no star power, it doesn’t exactly scream “must-see” from the looks of it. But much like the movie itself tells you, looks can be deceiving. What lies beneath the largely forgettable surface of The Victim’s press is […]

The Babymakers

The Babymakers

| September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Babymakers belongs to that rare breed of comedy where you’re not quite sure if it’s hysterical or sociopathic. Upon first glance, The Babymakers seems to be following in the footsteps of the ill-fated Jennifer Aniston/Jason Bateman vehicle, The Switch. Who knew that the horrors of childbearing were such a comedic gold mine? It seems […]

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Tom and Jerry Tricks & Treats

Tom and Jerry Tricks & Treats

| September 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Warner Brothers has scoured its archives to bring audiences “22 chilling cartoons” just in time for the Halloween season. As a fan of old school animation, and an even bigger fan of Halloween, oh how I would love it if this were true. Unfortunately, it is nothing more but a clever ruse to get parents […]

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