Movie Review – Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope

This is it, this is the pinnacle of nerdom and geekery.  San Diego Comic-Con is the be all, end all of your hopes and dreams wrapped up into one location.  It doesn’t matter if you are a card geek, toy geek, comic book nerd, pop culture junkie, cosplayer, artist, film fan, table top geek, video game aficionado, or just a big geek in general, there is a place for you to call home.  The documentary by Morgan Spurlock is a loving tribute to all things Comic-Con and for me, one of the funnest documentaries I saw at the True False Fest.  I made it my mission to get front row seating (check), partake in the spectacle of this film (check) and meet Morgan Spurlock (double check), but ultimately Comic-Con Episode IV is truly the nerds right of passage and solidifies that yes, Geeks will inherit the Earth.

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True/False Fest – Highlights

*Update* Pictures are down for some reason, but I will get them working again soon.

I am sure that everyone is tired of my updates, to which I will say, “you don’t have to read them”.  But like any good….decent…alright mediocre blogger, I have to give an overall impression of my time at the festival along with the highlights, never focusing on the negatives.So this will be a compilation of my favorite documentaries at the festival, what I enjoy in terms of screenings and lastly, photos and videos.  While not professional photos or videos in any way, still a little piece of True/False Fest to take home.  So away we go.

Also here are the links to the recaps of each day of the festival if you have read them

True/False Fest Preview

True/False Day One

True/False Day Two

True/False Day Three

True/False Day Four

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Trailers of the Week – Red State & Knights of Badassdom

Two more trailers to get you excited for upcoming movies.  Decided to pull the Comic-Con trailer for Knights of Badassdom!  The other trailer is for Kevin Smith’s upcoming Red State, his independently financed, produced and distributed film which I got the pleasure of seeing when he came to Kansas City on his roadshow tour.  I will give a review on the movie when it comes out again and the final version is screened.  Let’s do this…

Red State:

The teaser above was the first glimpse into the latest Kevin Smith project, one that essentially unlike any of Smiths previous movies and really showcases that he can direct something other than two people talking about pussy.  I digress, the movie is, in short, incredible.  The cut I was able to see at the Midland showing was just so unique to what he has typically done that you aren’t sure if you are watching a Kevin Smith movie.  Dynamic camera angles, erratic tracking shots, and action and violence.  Nothing like his past movies, so this is why the movie just sticks out to us.

The movie is essentially a horror/action movie where the villains are a fanatical group of religious zealots, based on the Phelps family in Topeka, KS.  Red State follows three, young men who are trapped in this religious compound trying not to get killed by the church members and also not getting shot by the Federal Agents who just outside the compound gates.  I can’t wait to see if there were any changes done to the movie to make it a bit tighter, but given he has made some utterly outside his typical wheelhouse, I say keep it as is.   The newest trailer, instead of the teaser trailer, can be found here from Ropes of Silicon.

Knights of Badassdom:

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