When I reviewed The Troll Hunter, I mistakenly identified it as the only foreign film I saw at Sundance 2011. I’m not sure how the very first film I saw that week slipped my mind, especially one so crude and darkly humorous, but it’s about time I reviewed it. Irish black comedy The Guard is an immersive character study with an underlying thriller plot line. Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges, The Harry Potter Series) stars as unorthodox Sergeant Gerry Boyle. His offensive, lazy, and naïve façade make him an unlikely protagonist, but Gleeson’s performance lends this film its best attributes. The supporting cast assists him with a mixture of quirky and straight-man performances, making The Guard a colorful film despite an average plot.

The FBC Crew got the scoop on the new Star Wars: The Blueprints from Lucasfilm and Epic Ink!  Providing an extensive look at the designs behind the saga, Star Wars: The Blueprints is an extra-large format, hardbound masterpiece, essential for any Star Wars fan!

 

 

 

 

Batman of Suburbia, A Web Series.

Batman is about to take on his biggest challenge yet... Suburbia.



Episode #7
The series finale of Batman of Suburbia. Batman finds his soul-mate and finally gets some acceptance.



Starring: Doug Bass as Batman of Suburbia

Written, Directed, and Edited by: Doug Bass

Produced by: Barbra (Pakler) Dillon

Executive Produced by: Doug Bass, Bryant Dillon, Jorge Jazan, Jeff Larson, and Tony Newsom

Cinematography by: Jeff Larson

Sound and Mixing by: Jeremy Azevedo


Watch all seven episodes of Batman of Suburbia on the Fanboy Comics website!


Crom smiled on the Fanboy Comics Crew last week when we were able to attend the red carpet Hollywood premiere of Conan the Barbarian, starring Jason Momoa, Stephen Lang, and Rose McGowan! We were so psyched about the return of the Cimmerian that we prepared for the premiere by honoring Crom (and Mr. Schwarzenegger) with a repeat viewing of the classic '80s original.  

 

Fanboy Comics is excited to bring you the first of many reviews from its newest Contributor, Jarret Mock!

 

Here’s a movie you may have missed: Neil Marshall’s largely ignored 2010 effort, Centurion. Set during the Roman occupation of England, it received barely any attention at all in the United States upon its release. Marshall has written and directed cult action-horror movies like Dog Soldiers and Doomsday in the past, always bringing along a gory style that’s refreshing in the presence of PG-13 summer blockbusters. American viewers have probably heard of The Descent, the one Marshall horror flick I really didn’t enjoy. But, when the geeky director who I remember for gleefully mashing up werewolves with foul-mouthed SAS troops or Mad Max with Braveheart decides to try out a straight-laced, historical epic, I have to wonder what he’s thinking.

The End. A Web Series.

The robots have taken over and there are only a few survivors left.
(The End. is a post-apocalyptic buddy comedy.)


Catch a new episode on the Fanboy Comics website every Friday!

 

Starring: Bryan Mayer and Justinh Avery

Directed by Peter Harmon

Written by Bryan Mayer

Director of Photography: Rick Bickerstaff

Edited by Jason Marsh

Sound Design and Sound Editing by Ian Becker

Produced by Bryan Mayer

Co-Produced by Justinh Avery, Peter Harmon, Ian Becker, Rick Bickerstaff, and Jason Marsh

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

On behalf of the staff at Fanboy Comics, I am very happy to announce that The 36, a five-part graphic novel created by Kristopher White, reached its fundraising goal on Kickstarter and is currently going into production!  Earlier this summer, I interviewed White regarding the project, and I can assure you that this is a graphic novel series that is not to be missed!

 

Congratulations to Kristopher White (Creator and Writer), George Zapata (Pencils and Ink), and Micki Zurcher (Color) on reaching their goal, and I wish them the best as they continue with The 36!

 

Hobo with a Shotgun: A Film Review

More a tone poem than a movie, this thoughtful, vibrant film takes the audience on the placid, yet emotionally vibrant, journey of a Hobo with a Shotgun.  Actually, this movie IS a pretty incredible B-Movie along the lines of Robert Rodriguez’ Machete.  Coming from the exploitation camp, it has a similar genesis, starting as a fake trailer and winning first prize in Rodriguez’ South by Southwest Grindhouse trailers contest.  After accompanying select screenings of the Tarantino/Rodriguez Grindhouse double feature, it was then expanded into a feature length movie directed by Jason Eisener, written by John Davies, and starring Rutger Hauer in the title role.  Also, like Machete, this movie will not be for everyone, as it capitalizes on the gratuitous use of violence, vulgarity, and nudity, even reveling in it, as it pays homage to exploitation flicks of the past.  

What if Willy Wonka created video games and was obsessed with the 80s? That seems to be the question asked by Ernest Cline’s first novel, Ready Player One. In this novel, James Halliday, creator of the most popular video game in the world, the OASIS, has died with no heirs. Rather than allow the company to be broken up or sold, Halliday created a contest within the virtual reality of the OASIS, with the winner becoming sole heir to Halliday’s billions of dollars and the most successful video game company in history. This contest takes the form of an easter egg hunt, with the participants, known as gunters (short for egg hunters), searching for puzzles within the simulation. After a brief and entertaining exposition (ed. Like this one?), our story picks up with a gunter named Wade Watts, better known by his online handle, Parzival, five years after Halliday’s death. No one has beaten the contest; in fact, no one has found the first piece of the puzzle. Parzival and a small group of friends (if not quite allies) each try to outwit each other and stay ahead of the evil corporation, IOI, an oligarchical media company, which aims to win Halliday’s hunt by any means necessary.

 

Batman of Suburbia, A Web Series.

Batman is about to take on his biggest challenge yet... Suburbia.



Episode #6
Batman takes on his first villains and hits up a nightclub.



Starring: Doug Bass as Batman of Suburbia

Written, Directed, and Edited by: Doug Bass

Produced by: Barbra (Pakler) Dillon

Executive Produced by: Doug Bass, Bryant Dillon, Jorge Jazan, Jeff Larson, and Tony Newsom

Cinematography by: Jeff Larson

Sound and Mixing by: Jeremy Azevedo


Catch a new episode of Batman of Suburbia on the Fanboy Comics website every Tuesday!


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