The Fanboys reviews are coming in, and they are… Not very good. Roger Ebert is particularly biting… io9 gives it more credit, but it didn’t particularly make me want to see it, either. And The Village Voice’sRobert Wilonsky says we’d “better off watching The Star Wars Holiday Special” – hyperbole, clearly. But the most damning thing from him, at least from my perspective:
The jokes, such as they are, consist of little more than Star Wars lines recited out of context—most of them variations on “These are not the droids you’re looking for.” It feels like the filmmakers’ way of saying, “This is a movie for members only.”
I am a member of the club, and I got tired of that kind of thing years ago. (Pay no attention to the entry headline…) Of course, it’s one thing to read a review, and another to actually see the movie. But unless ticket sales this weekend go gangbusters, I don’t think most of us are going to have that chance until the DVD.
Slumdog Millionaire star joins Airbender.M. Night Shyamalan’sAvatar adaption has a new Zuko – Dev Patel. Fan reaction has been mixed – folks are happy to see more diversity, but many are bothered about the implications of the film’s only Asian actor playing the villain.
Someone too committed to Sparkle Motion. There have been rumors floating around of a Donnie Darko sequel. Now, io9 has word of the direct-to-DVD S. Darko. Honestly, I have a hard time believing this isn’t a prank…
The long-awaited movie is opening February 6 in eight cities (Austin, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle.) TFN and director Kyle Newman are giving away tickets to Chicago and San Francisco. Folks who are in those cities? The movie’s wide release is dependent on you.
Someone has already gotten high and dreamed this movie. Among Harrison Ford’s upcoming projects is a J.J. Abrams comedy. The actual film sounds way too much like Anchorman to be of interest, but my mind is going to a place where there’s a buddy picture with Spy Daddy instead. Make that happen, J.J.
At least it’s more respectable than Twilight: Diana Gabaldon’s wildly popular time-travel romance series Outlander has been optioned by Essential Films, with Braveheart’s Randall Wallace on script. This is great news… For my mother!