Thursday, October 23, 2014

DesignerCon 2014 November 8-9

Bringing back all those little toys on your desks and art to hang up at the office, making everyone shameful they aren't as cool as you is DesignerCon.

DesignerCon 2014
November 8-9, 2014
Pasadena Convention Center – Exhibit Hall
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
Only $5 per day!
* $7 per day at the door

This event, featuring over 300 vendors, all providing special toys, art and clothes, has grown every year. It's a wonderful celebration of art that's affordable and can sit on your desk. You'll be able to converse with fellow fans and the creators of the work ranging from plastic toys to furniture. This is a huge collection of work that will only last a few days, after that enjoy the shipping fees when ordering it from around the country and world.

Space Station 76 Review Drama in Space

Time to do a drama in space set with a 70's theme of technology. Space Station 76 has a great cast that does little to anything interesting in space other than have a slow unfolding drama about their different relationships falling apart.

Patrick Wilson as the mustached lame-brained Captain Glenn is perfect as an out-of-touch, having trouble with his sexuality, depressed jerk. Jerry O'Connell can only be playing a realistic version of himself and the rest of the cast are swingers.

Unfolding on a Space Station, that for some reason flies around space, in most sci-fi they usually stay in a relative orbit or in one location, making them space stations and not space ships... that's just a nerdy issue.

The main character or characters are a unhappy little girl, sad gay Captain, sexy new lady Lt, hunky Mechanical Engineer and is horrible wife.

They all live out a drama that didn't need to take place in space, which may make it watchable for a sci-fi viewer. The film's intended audience alludes me. Those who want to see another 70's film of unfolding drama with campy jokes on the future.

There were some great gags on video games with a modernized version of asteroids using a big screen and a gun to fire at them.

Hollywood Blvd Fights Bat-Girl and Mr. Incredible

Bat-Girl and Mr. Incredible, their counterparts in front of the Chinese, got into a fight recently. It was broken up by Waldo, Chewbacca and a rapper selling CD's.

Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Leaked, You Don't Have To Watch SHIELD


The Avengers 2 trailer leaked online before it was to be shown during an episode of Agents of SHIELD. Now fans of the Avengers films can rejoice not having to sit through an episode of Agents of SHIELD. Disney gave up on trying to keep the trailer from going online with the leak and decided to release a high-def version of the trailer to at least grab the views they intended for their struggling show on ABC.

Trying to drag the undeserving show with the franchise made sense for ABC, the series came out of the films, it just wasn't in the cards and helps the shows demise come only quicker with its diminishing returns in ratings.

AFI Fest 2014 Top Picks



AFI Fest 2014 returns with a large collection of films for you to have your mouth water over, if a films fan or someone seeking to look away from Netflix or be one of those people who reviews the film before it's been on Netflix for very long. AFI Fest takes over Hollywood with the Chinese and Egyptain holding a huge amount of film over the course of a few days; Nov 6-13.

Remember, all these movies are free to attend, you can buy a festival pass, getting you in ahead of everybody and securing you a seat.

Reality
Chinese 1 11/08/2014, 9:30 p.m.    
Chinese 6 11/09/2014, 4:00 p.m

Anything by Quentin Dupieux has to be screened with a live audience; I have a poster of Rubber behind me as I type this. His latest surreal child is about a cameraman from a television show offered  to direct and things get weird from there.

Wild Tales


Chinese 6 11/08/2014, 8:30 p.m.
Chinese 6 11/10/2014, 12:15 p.m.


An anthology of six films from Spain that seem to all snap at a certain point.


Over Your Dead Body

Chinese 3 11/08/2014, 10:30 p.m.
Chinese 5 11/11/2014, 7:45 p.m

Takashi Miike, man this guy is prolific, makes it in with Over Your Dead Body about actors rehearsing a classical play and getting stuck in their on ghost story. The special gore effects look like they'll make you squirm.



What We Do In Shadows
Chinese 1 11/08/2014, 11:59 p.m.
Chinese 6 11/11/2014, 4:00 p.m.

I heard about this one from a friend a while ago. Who knew New Zealand could make comedies so funny? Three vampire bachelors get on each others nerves while un-living together in a shared apartment.

It Follows


Chinese 1 11/07/2014, 11:59 p.m.
Chinese 4 11/08/2014, 3:30 p.m


from AFI:
A group of friends is plagued by a nightmarish supernatural threat in this coming-of-age horror film from AFI FEST alum David Robert Mitchell.

Goodnight Mommy

Chinese 5 11/09/2014, 9:00 p.m.
Chinese 6 11/12/2014, 9:30 p.m..


from AFI:
Twin boys fear that their mother, whose face is masked with bandages after plastic surgery, has been subsumed by an evil being.

Faults
Chinese 6 11/09/2014, 8:30 p.m.
Chinese 2 11/12/2014, 3:30 p.m.


from AFI:
A washed-up expert on mind control accepts an offer to kidnap a young woman from a cult in this assured indie thriller.

Felt


Chinese 6 11/10/2014, 9:30 p.m.
Chinese 5 11/12/2014, 1:00 p.m.

I've never felt this way before. A woman copes with her problems by creating another version of herself using her craft and sewing skills. It looks like a horror movie, but plays like a drama.

Egyptian 11/08/2014, 11:00 am
 
After the success of Birdman, you can keep these two in a cage. That film reminded me too much of Death to Smoochy, anyway listen to Batman and the Hulk hold a conversation.

For the Netflix fan


Chinese 4 11/07/2014, 4:30 p.m.
Chinese 4 11/08/2014, 12:45 p.m.



A doc on three years spent on China’s  train system, full of laughs...probably not.


Chinese 1 11/07/2014, 9:30 p.m.
Chinese 2 11/12/2014, 12:30 p.m.

It's a doc about hockey in Russia, specifically the Soviet Union’s Red Army hockey team. One of those docs that embraces the culture of the time and connects soemthing as innocent as hockey to the problems of the Soviet Union.