Join us in our ongoing movie genre discussion This time around we are joined by Sean Preston who chose the Adventure film genre!
About Adventure films
Adventure Films are exciting stories, with new experiences or exotic locales. Adventure films are very similar to the action film genre, in that they are designed to provide an action-filled, energetic experience for the film viewer. Rather than the predominant emphasis on violence and fighting that is found in action films, however, the viewer of adventure films can live vicariously through the travels, conquests, explorations, creation of empires, struggles and situations that confront the main characters, actual historical figures or protagonists.
About Sean Preston
Sean Preston is the president of Reality Blurs, a game design studio he started in Memphis back in 2004. He is a publisher, writer, and an avid lover of games and movies. As such, his work is often influenced by film and he approaches his work with a cinematic flair. Not easily pigeon-holed, he’s written works ranging from oriental action, classic fantasy, supernatural super-agents, dark steampunk fantasy, and Lovecraftian horror in such works as Agents of Oblivion, Realms of Cthulhu, RunePunk, and Iron Dynasty. In the rare moments he’s not writing, he enjoys a good (or even a bad) movie. He’s active on the internet and you can follow him on Twitter and Facebook—just look for Reality Blurs and check out his company website at www.realityblurs.com.
Join us as we discuss the Sci-Fi Movie Genre….Again! We wrap up our very own epic Sci-fi trilogy by looking at the genre as a whole with no restrictions!
We are joined by Jon”The Other John” Hook!
About Jon Hook
Jon is part of the Star Wars Generation; he grew up playing Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, and Star Fleet Battles; and has been a life-long comic book collector. Jon’s recently returned to gaming with a passion. He’s been published in several contest monographs hosted by Chaosium Games, and he’s active with the local Kansas City gaming conventions. Jon is running four games at KantCon, July 8th-10th.
Ethan went to a Monday matinee of the new Paul Bettany film, ‘Priest,’ and he has a few confessions to give about it.
Priest is a 2011 American supernatural action film starring Paul Bettany as the title character. The film, directed by Scott Stewart, is based on the Korean comic of the same name. In an alternate world, humanity and vampires have warred for centuries. After the last Vampire War, the veteran Warrior Priest (Bettany) lives in obscurity with other humans inside one of the Church’s walled cities. When the Priest’s niece (Lily Collins) is kidnapped by vampires, the Priest breaks his vows to hunt them down. He is accompanied by the niece’s boyfriend (Cam Gigandet), who is a wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess (Maggie Q).
The film first entered development in 2005, when Screen Gems bought the spec script by Cory Goodman. In 2006 Andrew Douglas was attached to direct and Gerard Butler was attached to star. They were eventually replaced by Stewart and Bettany in 2009 and filming started in Los Angeles, California, later in the year. The film changed release dates numerous times throughout 2010 and 2011. It was especially pushed back from 2010 to 2011 to convert the film from 2D to 3D. It was released in the United States and Canada on May 13, 2011.
Back in issue 48, we sat down to discuss Pre-Star Wars Sci-Fi with Christopher McGlothlin. Now, we come full circle when we sit down with a different Chris, Chris Perrin, to talk about Post-Star Wars Sci-Fi.
AFI described science fiction as “a genre that marries a scientific or technological premise with imaginative speculation. Whether it’s a flying saucer whirling through space or a gleaming city on a distant planet, at the core of all science fiction is the provocative question, “What if…?” Science fiction presents stories and situations that tap our brightest hopes and darkest fears about what might, one day, turn out to be true.”
About Chris Perrin
Chris Perrin (born April 6, 1978 in Independence, MO) is a professional food writer and podcaster who lives and writes in Overland Park, KS (a suburb of Kansas City). He attended the University of Kansas where he received a degree in English. He also wrote the Mecha Role Playing Game Role Playing Game, published by Heroic Journey Publishing.
Chris says that his passion for food began when he cooked in the kitchen with his father, whom Chris still considers a wonderful cook. Chris uses the kitchen as classroom, therapy, science lab, and a way to connect with his wife and son. He shares his experiences on his blog at BlogWellDone.com, and through his articles. His work can be found in Biao Magazine, Women’s Edition Johnson County and The Dabbling Mum.
The project of a film adaptation of Thor was in “development hell” for several years before Marvel Studios signed Protosevich to write its script in 2006. Matthew Vaughn was to direct the film in late 2008 for a release in 2010. Branagh replaced Vaughn in late 2008, and the film’s release was rescheduled into 2011. The main characters were cast in 2009, and principal photography took place from January to May 2010.
It’s that time again when we announce the newest addition to the Zone of Ruthaz! John, long time friend of the show, joins us as we unveil the winner!
About John Wetherwax
John ,the third and laziest member of the Bagged & Bored Cast, lives in New York where he is a full time student and podcaster. John chose to move to New York to be closer to his nemesis Paul before he moved into an apartment with his co-podcaster Chris. Prior to that he was living in Central Park before he was told by city officials in that cardboard box and wet blanket does not constitute a filafel stand.
John Likes to drink table salt and collects hub caps that he finds on the side of the road. Those closest to him say that his obsession with Bette Midler bobble heads is unhealthy and that he should seek professional help.
Originally, the series was intended to be a trilogy, but after ten years, Bob Weinstein thought it was the right time for another film. Depending on the box office, Scream 4 is intended to be the first of a new trilogy. Williamson had to leave production early due to contractual obligations and Ehren Kruger (Scream 3) was brought in for re-writes. Campbell, Arquette and Cox are the only returning cast members from the previous films and were the first to sign on to the film in September 2009. Panettiere and Rory Culkin were the first of the new cast to sign on in May 2010. Ashley Greene was originally offered the role of the lead character, Jill, but the role eventually went to Roberts. Filming took place in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan in June 2010 to September 2010, with re-shoots in early 2011.
Scream 4 was released on April 15, 2011 to mixed reviews. It took in $19.3 million its opening weekend in the United States and Canada, making it the second-lowest opening since the first film.
Ethan had the chance to see a double feature at the local drive-in this last weekend, and he has some confessions on Dylan Dog: Dead of Night …
About Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night is an American action comedy horror film based on the Italian comic book Dylan Dog, starring Brandon Routh as the eponymous detective. The film was released on March 16, 2011 in Italy and on April 29 in the United States.
Sclavi’s progressive disinvolvement has left other authors the task of carrying forward character continuity.
Dark Horse Comics has published the English version of Dylan Dog. It is also published in Croatia by Ludens, Serbia by Veseli Četvrtak and Expik Publications, Denmark by Shadow Zone Media, The Netherlands by Silvester, Poland by Egmont Polska, Spain by Aleta Ediciones, and in Turkey by Rodeo and Hoz Comics.