As mentioned before, this is not a professional press piece written by someone in the trenches, the stage-sides and the red carpets with the photographers, the bloggers and the paparazzi. This is purely a piece about one person’s experience at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) International 2011. There are no “scoops” here; there are no startling revelations; there are no one-on-one interviews with anyone; there are no photographs from any exclusive parties, as I’m just not cool. At all.
Please note: my family and I did not have entry passes for Saturday, owing to SDCC’s somewhat flawed (if not controversial) online ticket-buying procedure this year.
And now, Part 2 of the Comic-Con diary entry: Hall H: Movie Studios and More.
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Dimension Films announced today that Spy Kids: All the Time in the World is taking moviegoers to a whole new dimension in 4D with Aromascope
Ricky Gervais lends his voice to Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
Fox announced today that Family Guy has been renewed for a tenth season and The Cleveland Show for a fourth season
The idea of the “exploitation” film has been making a resurgence in our culture of late. Wikipedia defines such a film as relying “heavily on sensationalist advertising and broad and lurid overstatement of the issues depicted, regardless of the intrinsic quality of the film”. Machete, the latest film from writer/director Robert Rodriguez, is a solid entry into the exploitation genre by being loud, trashy, gory… and just excitingly entertaining.
Machete, Rodriguez’s first (with the promise of two sequels!) official foray into the sub-genre “Mexploitation” arrives at a politically relevant time as Arizona’s immigration climate is splashed all over the news. Still, the overall tongue-in-cheek tone of the film suggests coincidence, as Machete is the first of several faux trailers from 2007’s Grindhouse to be made into a feature-length. Reportedly, Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving is on the way.