8 items from 2012
by Tami Katzoff (@tvtamijo)
Mr. Whedon has surprised and delighted us once again with his portrayal of Gerald, a white-hat-wearing, monster-fighting hero in “Scary Smash,” the first installment of a new YouTube series called “Written By A Kid.” Check it out below!
Tom Lenk, who worked with Whedon on “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” told MTV News recently, “Sometimes I think he should be a full-time actor [as well as all the other stuff he does].” After seeing “Scary Smash,” we heartily agree.
Major kudos must also be given to Whedon’s co-stars Dave Foley and Kate Micucci, series creators Will Bowles and Josh Flaum, producer/director/editor Daniel Strange, co-executive producer Felicia Day (Whedonverse actress and creator of “The Guild”), and Brett Baligad, the »
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Just yesterday we mentioned the new series on Geek & Sundry called "Written by a Kid", and now we have the first episode, "Scary Smash", in its entirety right here for you to check out!
The summer roster for Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry, a multimedia company and hit premium YouTube channel dedicated to the best of indie geek entertainment, includes "Written by a Kid" (premiering July 18th with new episodes every Wednesday).
Original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror stories by real kids are transformed into stunning shorts by some of today's coolest directors. The series premieres with “Scary Smash” directed by Daniel Strange, in which S.Q.U.A.T. team (you read that right) commander Gerald (Joss Whedon) engages in an Epic battle against a monster. Joss' co-stars include Dave Foley as "Milkman" and Kate Micucci as "Lady." "Written by a Kid" combines original live-action and animated pieces that »
- The Woman In Black
What do you do after co-writing one of the best horror films in years, directing an incredible superhero movie, and presiding over a highly-emotional Comic-Con panel? If you're Joss Whedon (and I don't know anyone else who has accomplished those three feats in a row), then you star in the short film, Scary Smash, which is based on a story by a 5-year-old kid named Brett Baligad. To Brett's credit, his story about a S.Q.U.A.T. leader (Whedon) facing off against a giant one-eyed monster (leave your sick minds at the door) after the death of a milkman (Dave Foley) is more entertaining than most movies you'll see. It's got a good set-up, strong dramatic tension, obstacles, and a clear resolution. Some screenwriters would do well to take notes from young Brett. Hit the jump to watch the short film, which was directed by not-a-five-year-old-kid, Daniel Strange »
- Matt Goldberg
We know a lot of our readers are big Felicia Day fans so we thought we'd update you on the latest news out of Comic-Con with regard to her Geek & Sundry YouTube channel, especially since it involves a new horror project: "Written by a Kid".
From the Press Release:
Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry, a multimedia company and hit premium YouTube channel dedicated to the best of indie geek entertainment, launched on April 2, 2012, and its new roster of programming for the summer will include "Written by a Kid (premiering July 18th with new episodes every Wednesday).
Original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror stories by real kids are transformed into stunning shorts by some of today's coolest directors. The series premieres with “Scary Smash” directed by Daniel Strange, in which S.Q.U.A.T. team (you read that right) commander Gerald (Joss Whedon) engages in an Epic battle against a monster. »
- The Woman In Black
The Comic-Con 2012 schedule has now been released in full, and barring any major updates, is set. The blessing and curse of being an attendee is deciding which panels/autograph sessions/special events to attend, when they conflict. And they always do.
For you to see for yourself, below are what we are calling the “headliner” panels; those panels that are taking place in Hall H, Ballroom 20, Room 6Bdf, and the just-next-door Hilton Indigo Ballroom, the four major venues for panels. There are descriptions of each panel as well as the show(s) and/or movie(s) they are there to discuss.
See how many conflicts you might have, or how you might arrange time and space to somehow attend these plus spend every day in the vendors’ Exhibit Hall and chasing zombies in the nearby The Walking Dead Escape. By the way, if you figure that out, Please let us know. »
- Erin Willard
Another day, another Comic-Con schedule! Are you ready to plan out our Saturday at this years convention!? Once again there's a ton of great panels going on including Iron Man 3, Pacific Rim, Man of Steel, The Hobbit, Marvel TV, Django Unchained, The Simpsons, Family Guy, and more!
Saturday has shaped up to be a hell of a great day for those of you attending Comic-Con. I've put *** next to all of the panels that we want to attend, but like every year, I'm sure we'll be covering a lot more stuff.
We'll be wearing our GeekTyrant shirts, so if you see us walking around San Diego and the convention center, please stop and and say hi! We'd love to meet our readers. We will also be holding our annual meet-up on Wednesday night before the crazy geek storm.
Check out the schedule below and let us know what panels you'll be attending, »
Another day, another schedule for the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. Next up is Day 3 - Saturday, July 14th - which is just about as chock-full of events for the horror crowd as Friday the 13th!
As always, our focus is the horror panels, but included are a few others that we think will be of interest as well. Remember that times and participants are subject to change so keep your eyes on the official Sdcc site for updates. And hopefully they'll provide a fix soon for the Sdcc smartphone app - in years past it's been extremely helpful.
10:00-11:00 Comic-Con How-To: Anatomy of a Fight Scene, Part One— Stories are about conflict, and there is no purer form of conflict than a good ol' fisticuffs-style brawl-or sword fight, laser battle, western shootout, or even two chicks pulling each other's hair. How do you put that much action down on »
- The Woman In Black
Geek goddess Felicia Day (The Guild, Dragon Age: Redemption) has unveiled her YouTube Channel, Geek & Sundry, at WonderCon on Saturday. What sorts of online goodies will this channel offer? Well, in addition to six brand spanking new shows, season five of The Guild will air beginning in April.
Day’s energy is contagious as she beamed excitement about the new online content offered by Geek & Sundry saying:
“Every single show is like a piece of love. We’re really excited to create a whole new community around these shows.”
Here’s an overview of Geek & Sundry:
Click here to view the embedded video.
Here’s the lowdown on the Geek and Sundry line-up with their individual trailers:
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
8 items from 2012
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