Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 is as satisfying a final chapter as one might expect.
In a summer full of comic book movies with varying degrees of success, I’m putting Captain America: The First Avenger in the “win” column.
This being my first ComicCon after a 3 year absence, it was fun to see what had changed and what had stayed the same. Also, it was good to come back to promote a show on Cinemax that I was in called Femme Fatales. The power of HBO pulling some of the strings to see to that I had a badge.
Strangely though, this particular unexpected combination actually works well enough to make Cowboys and Aliens a relatively fun summer popcorn movie.
Before I assess the merits of the 2011 San Diego International Comic Con, I have to say flat out that in all my years attending this event, this year was my favorite. That being said, I also have to point out that I almost always thoroughly enjoy Comic Con and look forward to it every year. Sure, I’ve had a few bad moments over the years, like the time I had just gotten Ken Foree to sign a vintage Dawn of the Dead poster magazine, previously signed by Tom Savini and George Romero, only to accidentally leave it in a Japanese restaurant that would remain closed during the remaining days of the Con.
Bellflower has a weird, ugly, but sort of sweet, likeability to it. I was pretty fascinated by the whole thing and liked the natural acting, the palpability of the menace in some of the scenes, and really, who doesn’t love a home-made flamethrower?
Rise of Matt Weinhold’s Respect for a Planet of the Apes Remake.
Crazy, Stupid, Love is Smart, Funny and Weird.
This film manages to have some laughs and have some genuinely cool horror moments, too. Good thing they’re calling it a horror-comedy, yes?
I have to say, they finally got Conan right. I am of course referring to the 1982 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Earl Jones.