Heroes of Cosplay

Syfy will begin airing a six part reality series titled Heroes of Cosplay beginning on August 13th 2013. The show will follow a bunch of cosplayers as they imagine, prepare and create costumes for upcoming cosplay competitions. So if you liked Holly Conrad‘s story in Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, this seems to be the small screen tv show version of that. In fact, the television show even features Conrad. While I don’t really have an interest in costuming, I admire the creative process that goes into some of the more elaborate costumes, and this show seems interesting in that respect. Watch an extended trailer embedded after the jump.

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Morgan Spurlock‘s latest film, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, is in select theaters now as well as On Demand and iTunes. /Film recently sat down with the Oscar-nominated director to talk about the documentary, which was produced by Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Harry Knowles and Thomas Tull, and in the first part of our interview we talked about the genesis of the project, media perception of the event, subjects who ended up on the cutting room floor, the crazy logistics of shooting at the convention and more. You can watch that here.

Now it’s time for parts two and three.

In part two, we delve deeper into the new film, discussing certain discoveries and challenges made during shooting, the fact this is the first movie he’s doesn’t appear in, why the title is so long, the traveling tour and what might end up on the Blu-ray, just to name a few things.

Then, in part three, we discuss Spurlock past and future including the disappointing box office of the fantastic Pom Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, his upcoming film Mansome, some TV projects and even his first narrative feature. Watch all of this after the jump. Read More »

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For months now, both Peter and I have been raving about Morgan Spurlock‘s latest documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. And for good reason. The director of Super Size Me teamed up with producers Joss Whedon, Stan Lee, Harry Knowles and Thomas Tull to create a film that does just about the perfect job of showing why fans like us enjoy going to San Diego Comic-Con every single year. The bulk of the story follows seven different people going to Comic-Con for their own, very different, reasons (cosplay, toys, comics, art, love, etc.) which is then intercut with interviews from other directors, actors, fans and geek-gods, together covering almost every single base of why the mecca of pop culture is such a magical place.

Obviously, with a film like this, there’s a lot to talk about and Spurlock obliged. He gave us a generous 30 minutes of his time to discuss the ins and outs of Comic-Con Episode IV A Fan’s Hope, which is in select theaters now and on VOD and iTunes everywhere, and much more.

After the jump, watch part one of the three part interview where we discuss the genesis of the project, media perception of Comic-Con, subjects who ended up on the cutting room floor, the crazy logistics of shooting at the convention and much more. Read More »

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One of the most insightful, emotional, and just plain fun documentaries I saw last year was Morgan Spurlock‘s Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. Granted, part of that excitement was due to my personal connection to the material, having been a long time attendee of San Diego Comic-Con. But if you’re a fan of pop culture in general, there’s so much to love in this film. Spurlock follows several real people on their trips to Comic-Con and, in the process, delves both into the psyche of being a fan and spectacle of the event.

The film will begin its limited run on April 6 and the first official poster and trailer have now been revealed. Check them out below. Read More »

Morgan Spurlock‘s latest documentary Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope was one of Peter’s favorite movies at Toronto and one of my favorite movies of Fantastic Fest. It’s a totally different film for the Super Size Me director as he stays off camera and follows several unique people on their journey to the mecca of pop culture, San Diego Comic-Con. In doing so , Spurlock dissects not only why Comic Con is such an amazing event, but why we geeks love what we love. The film is beautiful, inspiring, funny and, up until today, had only played at festivals.

That’ll change next year because Wrekin Hill Entertainment and the National Entertainment Collectibles Association have acquired the film for theatrical distribution in Spring 2012. In addition, the film will tour larger venue and bring audiences outside of San Diego their own kind of mini-Comic-Con experience complete with Q&A’s, contests, presentations, collectibles and more. The full press release and some thoughts are after the jump. Read More »

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