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Rise of the Fellowship (2013)

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Randall Dooley is a geek. His three best friends are geeks too. He works in a game shop, he spends all his free time playing online games, his older brother bullies him unmercifully, his ... See full summary »

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Ron Newcomb
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Credited cast:
Justin Moe Justin Moe ... Randall
Jayme Andrews ... Squirrelly (as Jayme Bell)
Cole Matson ... Nate
Emma Earnest Emma Earnest ... Stacey
Wolf J. Sherrill Wolf J. Sherrill ... Baba Melvin Schnabel
Jason Krznarich Jason Krznarich ... Joe
Aaron Bowman-Fields Aaron Bowman-Fields ... Carl
Eric Garner Eric Garner ... Lucian
Doug Henderson ... Andy
Drew Trementozzi Drew Trementozzi ... Thad / Gollum Kid
Melissa Temme ... Gwen
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Noah Baron ... Joey / Game Parlor Employee
Ashley Batten Ashley Batten ... Commune #1
Mike Bunting Mike Bunting ... Game Parlor Employee #2
Anthony Capizzano Anthony Capizzano ... Convention Security #2
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Randall Dooley is a geek. His three best friends are geeks too. He works in a game shop, he spends all his free time playing online games, his older brother bullies him unmercifully, his widowed mom doesn't understand him, and he's hopelessly in love with the prettiest cheerleader in high school. In short, he's a loser. All of that changes when he hears of the Lord of the Rings gaming competition in Orlando, Florida. Finally! Meaning in life! The FellowsHip is a buddy-comedy written in honor of online gamers and The Lord of the Rings. Full of Tolkien-references and good-hearted parody, The FellowsHip will appeal to Tolkien-fans and gamers alike, as well as anyone who's never been part of the in-crowd. Written by Anonymous

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During their quest to become Lord of the Ring video game champs, a group of geeks become a true fellowship and learns that there's a little bit of geek-and hero-in all of us.


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USA

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English

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3 December 2013 (USA) See more »

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The Fellows Hip: Rise of the Gamers See more »

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$3,100,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Winner "Best Feature Film" 2012 GEN CON Film Festival. See more »

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Baba Melvin Schnabel: We are often confused because the real truth is not the truth we want to see. Do you not know that what we see and what we do not see are not what we see?
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Looks better than Max Magician, so there's that?
26 July 2015 | by NardacBlefscuSee all my reviews

Sharing some cinematic DNA with 2002's "Max Magician and the Legend of the Rings", "Rise of the Fellowship" is another Mid-Atlantic lensed, low-budget fantasy epic that lucked into a wide release by being marketed as a quickie "Lord of the Rings" cash-in. "Fellowship" can at least boast the nice professional look of a Syfy or Lifetime original, but past that, "Max Magician" wins out in this dubious race to the top of the Walmart cut-out bin since it actually has some plot and structure-- cliché, simple- minded and predictable though it may be.

"Fellowship", on the other hand, is just a clumsy stringing together of imagery from the "Lord of the Rings" without regard to coherence or meaning; it's like being trapped in an elevator with a foaming-at-the-mouth Peter Jackson ultra-nerd ranting along the lines of "Remember that scene where that thing happened? Wasn't that great? And that other scene where that other thing happened? So awesome! And then that...." Within five minutes of watching this film, you'll seriously consider taking your own life; after ten minutes, your loved ones will be making funeral arrangements.

Normal folks with critical thinking facilities intact will want to steer clear of this but if you're an undiscriminating dork who's a sucker for shameless fan boy pandering, bring a large spoon because you'll want to savor every delicious drop. Bon Appétit!


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