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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The Jodi Picoult Collection

The Jodi Picoult Collection

| July 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Being a film critic has its perks. I talk to some of my favorite actors and directors. I see movies for free. In short, I get to do what I love. Every so often, though, something comes along that makes me question why I do what I do. That distinct honor belongs to the Jodi […]

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Step Up

Step Up

| July 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Step Up belongs to that rare teen movie craze of beautiful people dancing together for no other reason than to look pretty together. Seriously, I tried to find a reason for this movie existing and all I came up with is, Channing Tatum isn’t bad to look at and neither is Jenna Dewan, our respective […]

The Mystery of the 13th Guest

The Mystery of the 13th Guest

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’ve always been a sucker for old time-y crime capers. Seriously, this is the same guy who owns every cinematic incarnation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None as well as over 15 gigabytes of “Suspense Radio Theater.” So when I heard that MGM was giving the DVD treatment to one of their older […]

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Shark Divers

Shark Divers

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ever since I saw Jaws as a kid, I’ve been simultaneously fearful and fascinated by sharks. I imagine my story isn’t too uncommon, with the ever-increasing popularity of Discovery’s Shark Week. So when Mill Creek Entertainment stepped up to the plate, with their newest release Shark Divers, I was a little nervous. What was I […]

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Thin Ice

Thin Ice

| June 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Thin Ice, the latest from director Jill Sprecher, is a difficult movie to describe. At first glance, it is a con movie. Upon further examination, it becomes clear that Thin Ice is merely masquerading as a crime comedy. At heart, it is a dramedy about an insurance man’s mid-life crisis that flirts with the ideas […]

Act of Valor

Act of Valor

| June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Act of Valor is a propaganda film, make no mistake about that. Albeit it is a stunningly filmed and marvelously choreographed propaganda film, but it is a film with an agenda nevertheless. Given that the film has proudly declared its use of “Active Duty Navy Seals” and was co-financed by the Navy Seals themselves, this […]

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Perfect Sense

Perfect Sense

| May 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

How many times can we be force fed the same movie about two beautiful, but damaged people trying to learn how to love again? What Perfect Sense does have going for it is its backdrop. The choice of a decaying world losing its senses may sound like an unlikely setting for a love story, and […]

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Dark Shadows: Fan Favorites and The Best of Barnabas

Dark Shadows: Fan Favorites and The Best of Barnabas

| May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

In an attempt to capitalize on the buzz surrounding Tim Burton’s take on Dark Shadows, the cult classic TV series is finally being made available in its entirety. While I cannot speak definitively on the Burton and Depp collaboration, which looks like Addams Family Redux, I can say with some certainty that those looking forward […]

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Enter Nowhere

Enter Nowhere

| April 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Enter Nowhere is a difficult film to describe. It focuses on three strangers who are brought together in a mysterious cabin in the woods. As the film unravels, it becomes clear that the three might have more in common than they had suspected in the first place. Unfortunately, for the audience it’s nearly an hour […]

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Viper

Viper

| April 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe that there was once a time in cinematic history that Viper was deemed fit for theatrical release. The film fits into a weird place in both cinematic and American history. At the height of the Cold War and amidst a presidential election that ended up going to the Republicans, Viper pits […]