JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE
I was lucky enough to get the
opportunity to hang out with a couple of schmoes from our site (Quentin
and TheNuke aka T.J. and Luke) and was even luckier that these crazy
bastards went out of their way to get the few tickets that were going
around for the screening of "Jay & Silent Bob..." that
night, to which they invited me with their extra pass. BTW, Kevin and
Jason Mewes were also sitting in our theatre as we watched the movie
with a slew of other hardcore fans, and pretty much everyone there had a
blast! (although I'm pretty sure that Jason slept through most of it (or
"passed out", not too sure). BTW, our very own Quentin raced
to shake Kevin's hand and thank him for his great work and I was right
there to snap a picture of the two as it went down. See below:
JoBlo's review of Jay & Silent Bob Strikes Back here
MOVIE WEBMASTERS PANEL
Alright, so even
though this is the second year in a row that nobody decided to invite my
sorry ass onto this panel, I thought that I would go check this panel
out anyway, seeing as my man Garth (from Dark
Horizons) would be there.
Well, unlike last year, when Harry Knowles (from AICN) and Patrick
Sauriol (from Coming
Attractions), the two big cheeses in regards to
independent movie sites on the Net, were there and had a little fun at
each others expense, this year’s panel was a lot less interesting and
actually pretty boring. I was hoping to see some conversations about the
future of the industry, the advertising debacle on the Net this year,
the relationships with the studios, publicists, etc, but it was more
like a panel about each person’s favorite movie, favorite story,
favorite scoop, etc…
Anyway, it was also weird not to see the dude from the IMDb
on the panel, and a couple of folks on it who might not have fit all
that (one of the sites was recently bought out by an actual studio and
another wasn’t really a “movie site” at all—more like an
entertainment site). But alas, I’m probably just bitter because they
ignored our cool little thingie over here. All in all, I don’t think
that the panel will be back next year either way (unless the “big
names” return from last year and talk about more interesting things).
I finally got to see the trailer for “Jason X” and what
else can I say but…BRING IT ON! The film looks like a total departure
for the series. It takes place on a spaceship, the costumes are very
colorful, there seems to be a lot of "bang, bang" action and
the "upgraded" version of Jason looks like The Terminator's
endo-skeleton but on steroids. The trailer sells the film as a
rollercoaster ride. I highly doubt that it will be scary but then again Jason stopped being scary after Part 4. Yes, boys and girls
Mr. Voorhees goes the action way. I smell fun...hope the gore stays in...
ELVIRA’S HAUNTED HILLS
I always dug Cassandra Petersen’s Elvira thang. I like her
dry wit and her bobbly cleavage. She showed up at the Con in good spirits
to introduce her second feature film ELVIRA’S HAUNTED HILLS. The film
was independently financed and that’s basically what she’s been doing
for all of these years: getting it to the screen. The seats were
uncomfortable, the sound was bad and the film was a rough-cut, but I still
got a few perks out of the movie.
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Another year, another San Diego Comic Con for
the Arrow and I. Okay, so this year's event wasn't as exciting or
interesting to us as the one presented last year (see
our entire coverage of that event here), but I guess we did still
have quite a few things to check out, as presented below:
Sam Raimi panel:
Sam discusses the "Spider-Man" movie that he is currently
directing, answers some questions and gives us all a sneak 5-minute
preview scene from the movie in question...
The Kevin Smith
Kevin discusses everything in his View Askew universe, talks about
his upcoming movie "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back", his
future and even shows us some behind-the-scenes outtakes and more...
Legendary director John Carpenter comes to the Con to discuss his
latest horror flick "Ghost of Mars", answers some questions
and gets dissed in the process...
The Planet of
the Apes Q&A with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa:
Cary discusses Tim Burton's project and answers questions...
The Joss Whedon
The man behind "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer" and
"Angel" discusses everything and the kitchen sink in here...
Morgan/James Wong present "The One":
The men behind last year's surprise hit "Final
Destination" discuss their upcoming sci-fi/thriller starring Jet Li
The Mick Garris
Director Mick Garris discusses all of his films including his TV
version of "The Shining", "The Stand" and his
upcoming Stephen King movie "The Talisman"...
You might not remember the name, but you will definitely remember
his part as the guy who turned into the werewolf in John Landis' classic
film "American Werewolf in London". The Arrow interviews him
JoBlo reviews "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" and the
"Movie Webmaster panel" while The Arrow reviews "Elvira's
Haunted Hills" and the "Jason X" trailer...
JoBlo.com / 2001 San Diego Con Photo Gallery:
Pictures from our trip to California for anyone who gives a shit...
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