Sonia Harris weighs in on the controversy over the depiction of women in the most recent "Big Bang Theory," expressing her greater disappointment with Morgan Spurlock's "Comic-Con – Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope" documentary.
It’s a possibility that this may be the most self-referential nerddom seen in quite some time: WizKids has announced the July release of Comic-Con The Movie Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope HeroClix Combo Pack (MSRP $29.99), which will include a DVD of Morgan (Supersize Me) Spurlock’s documentary about Comic-Con that follows the adventures of five [...]
Finally, Joss Whedon is here to put the action in action figure. Anyone who purchases Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, on DVD from Toys ‘R’ Us will receive...
Director Morgan Spurlock and featured stars Joss Whedon, Stan Lee and Harry Knowles are getting their own official HeroClix figures this July as part of the Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope DVD and HeroClix Combo-Pack. The limited edition... Read more Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Morgan Spurlock’s glibly entertaining recent documentaries The Greatest Movie Ever Sold and Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope were so insubstantial a slight breeze would knock them into another area code, but those trifles are like Shoah compared to Spurlock’s Mansome, a time-waster that lives down to its title. Show More Summary
Mon, 07 May 2012 15:00:19 PM CDT
Several years ago I talked with some of my business partners about the idea of creating a documentary about the experience of attending Comic-Con, one of the largest pop cultural conventions in the world. I thought it’d be fun to have a camera follow me around the show floor and showcase what it is really [...]
Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Morgan Spurlock, director of the geeky doc, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, was fittingly escorted onstage by a pair of Stormtroopers — not the originals, but the "even more evil" clones. Plus: Think Like A Man's Gabrielle Union, while annoyed by her superficial ... More »
Morgan Spurlock‘s latest film, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, is in select theaters now as well as On Demand and iTunes. /Film recently sat down with the Oscar-nominated director to talk about the documentary, which was produced by Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Harry Knowles and Thomas Tull, and in the first part of our [...]
When asked why he didn't put himself directly into his recently-released Comic-Con documentary, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, last Saturday night in Portland, Ore., director Morgan Spurlock joked that he wanted people to actually like it.... Read more Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam take on the MPAA and wonder about the fate of Gary Ross’s work in the Hunger Games film series. Also, can enthusiasm only take you so far? Or is it the key to unlocking your dreams? Special guest Joseph Kahn joins us to discuss. Kahn’s newest film, Detention, opens [...]
As proven by his previous projects, Morgan Spurlock is an incredibly talented documentarian and filmmaker, but his newest never really works. The movie paints the San Diego experience as some blissful nerd nirvana where you can go and...Show More Summary
For months now, both Peter and I have been raving about Morgan Spurlock‘s latest documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. And for good reason. The director of Super Size Me teamed up with producers Joss Whedon, Stan Lee, Harry Knowles and Thomas Tull to create a film that does just about the perfect job [...]
These days, it's hip to be square. No longer are the disenfranchised forced to lurk in basements, feverishly rewinding their VHS copies of Fist of the North Star under the scornful plastic eyes of the "Battlestar Galactica" action figurines hanging...
Commander Holly Conrad is also on hand to discuss her experiences in attending the big event of the year for this documentary, in theaters now. [...]
Morgan Spurlock made a huge artistic leap forward in his new Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope by not putting Morgan Spurlock in every single frame, and soon he’ll continue that stylistic evolution by branching out into narrative features. Show More Summary
Fri, 06 Apr 2012 20:37:34 PM CDT
While Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope is about the comic-con crowd, the film's underlying themes of hope, community, acceptance, and the human capacity to be extraordinary make the film boundlessly inclusive and universally engaging. [ more › ]
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's latest pop doc, "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope," follows several fans, two aspiring illustrators, a comic book shop owner and a costume maker through a frantic San Diego Comic-Con International weekend in 2010.