Review Date: 11-21-09
Release Date: 9-18-09 (U.S., limited)
Runtime: 119 min.
Costume Designer: Janet Patterson
Okay, I said I wasn’t going to write about “Oscar Bait” movies, but I need to write about this one. I am fairly certain that even with its healthy per-screen average (opening weekend approximately $10K per screen), this film isn’t being seen. Just to give you the brief snapshot: It’s about John Keats, the poet. It’s set in England in 1818, and it’s directed by Jane Campion. Come on.
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The Dark Lord and his minion.
Today at Comic Con was Star Wars day. It is intense, fanboy heaven, however you don’t have to be well versed in Star Wars lore to enjoy the spectacle. I have seen all six movies, some of them several times, but I don’t know a Zygerrian from a Zelosian. I arrived at Comic Con this morning with two children who have never seen the film, mind you. That didn’t stop the older one from developing a deep and profound connection with Darth Vader, a preoccupation that started a year ago, possibly from last year’s exposure to Star Wars day at Comic Con. If these kids can enjoy Star Wars day without ever having seen the movie, imagine what Star Wars day is like for fans.
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Comic Con kicked off with a bang today. The exhibition hall was again wall-to-wall people, clamoring for glimpses of the newest, coolest, and most hard-to-find bits of popular culture. Arriving at 12:30 – yes, late, I know, but I missed my train – I strolled the convention center floor in pursuit of good stories to share with you, Frocktalk readers. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed.
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