Quick, when I throw out the name Keith David, what’s your first thought? Him casting a suspicious glance towards Kurt Russell in THE THING? The fistfight with Rowdy Roddy Piper in THEY LIVE? Maybe it’s the noble and ferocious Goliath from GARGOYLES or the nefarious Dr. Facilier from THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG? Face it, the guy’s been around, including a notable performance in the various storylines of CLOUD ATLAS and, on the non-genre side, a recent turn as a dying and remorseful father in the drama THE LAST FALL. That kind of career requires a plus-sized CFQ Interview, and we’re delighted that Keith consented to spend the time with us to talk about a career that has spanned the length and breadth of stage and screens both big and little. Click on the player to hear the show.
This week’s edition of the Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast ran even longer than usual, so we are presenting it in multiple parts, beginning with theatrical news and release dates. On the table for discussion are the casting of Michael Shannon as General Zod in MAN OF STEEL, the directorial assignment of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 WEEKS LATER) to direct a reboot of THE CROW, and word that Matt Reeves (LET ME IN) is interested in making a film based on “8 O’clock in the Morning,” the short story that inspired John Carpenter’s political science fiction satire, THEY LIVE.
And if that is not enough news from the world of Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Cinema, don’t forget to check back for the second installment of this week’s podcast, the debut of CFQ’s Laserblast Home Video News & Reviews, in which Dan Persons Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski will look at everything from the new Blu-ray release of THE INCREDIBLE to Hammer Films’ new direct-to-video thriller, THE RESIDENT, starring Hilary Swank and Christopher Lee.