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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Movie of the Day – Darkon

Today’s post is more or less inspired by the kids in the neighborhood that are mock playing Medieval battles.  As children we all played war games, picking up a nerf gun and pretending to be badass and flying through the air shooting people.  If you were kid like me, then you had a fake lightsaber and pretend to choke the shit out of brother and slay the weak Jedi.  We all in some form or another enjoy some sort of fantasy realm that we immerse ourselves in.  Some people play Dungeon and Dragons for escapism, letting their imagination craft a world in which they are a hero.  Others pretend to be a general manager of a football team and draft players to score them points or something.  I honestly don’t know anything about Fantasy Football and think it’s stupid and the people who play it are just one dice roll away from being the Dungeon and Dragons nerds that they make fun of.  Seriously, there is nothing more nerdy than recalling passing stats for a quarterback and making sure to rotate players everyday or whatever.  My quarterback casts magic hail mary pass and does 7 points of damage to the opposing team.

So while some people have a different fantasy about being a sports team manager (YAWN) and others dream of being some badass knight kicking the ass of some dungeon master, there are others that take it one step further.

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