Fan-Films, you know you love em. That’s why we know you’re goona freak out over this MarvelZombies vs. Army of Darkness film from a group of semi-pro filmmakers and fellow geeks who put a ton of time, effort, and love into it. It’s pretty groovy for what it is.
Here’s a plot synopsis: It’s the eve of a zombie outbreak, and Peter Parker finds himself protecting a mysterious bag along with his girlfriend, Gwen Stacy. Will they survive?
Fan films can make you cringe, and then there are fan films like Portal: Survive! from Colinand Connor McGuire. The McGuire brothers have hit this one right out of the Fan-Film-Park. Bet you didn’t know such a park existed did you? (more…)
- 10-09-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
Marvel‘s tried three times to make a Punishermovie that connected with audiences, they took three swings and missed each time. So does that mean three strikes and they’re out? Does that mean that if Marvel can’t get it right, maybe others should be afforded the opportunity? I don’t know, but I know that if you make your own Punisher fan film then Marvel’s going to lower the boom, the legal boom. As in cease and desist. (more…)
Ok, that is a bit of an exaggeration since they started work on this fan film a short ten years ago and Australian really isn’t THAT far away in galactic terms. Australian Star Wars geeks/beer enthusiasts Michael Cox and Bryan Meakin set out to answer a question that has lingered in the hearts of fans everywhere. “What would happen if you crossed Star Wars with an Australian beer commercial” – What you get (apparently) is Star Wars Downunder, an epic tale of the good, the bad and the thirsty.
The 30 minute fan film is expected out ‘soon,’ packed with some decent CGI/special effects and honestly one of the most unique takes on the Star Wars franchise you’ll ever see. You can check out the trailer and official poster below. (more…)
There are fan films that are fun and campy, then there are fan films like Judge Minty that really go that extra mile. You can feel the love these guys have for the characters come right out of the screen and punch you in the gut. We all know that a sequel to Karl Urban‘s Dreddis a “Hail Mary Pass” at best these days, but we can take solace checking out this wonderful production by director Steven Sterlacchini.
The props in this short are incredible. That itch to get a Judge Dredd costume build started the minute I laid eyes on those golden eagle shoulders. Take a look and join me after to discuss.
What did you think? I would have loved to see this added to the Judge Dredd DVD, but I guess that is about as much a long shot as a Dredd sequel at this point.
Way back in 1982, when making your own film was actually something of a difficult proposition, a group of friends decided that they’d make their own version of Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation was made by Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala over 7 years, and now author Alan Eisenstock is turning Strompolos and Zala’s journey into a page turner called Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made.
Here’s a description of the book, followed by a video trailer: (more…)
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ABOVE: Nevermind the triangle eyes, noses, and pointy teeth of a traditional jack-o-lantern, because, well… Johnny Depp. [TDWGeek]
There’s a new Batgirl: Spoiledweb series featuring the character of Stephanie Brown (Who used to be Spoiler) as the new Batgirl. It’s based on Bryan Q. Miller’s pretty popular comic run. The plot synopsis:
After a close call leading to a falling out with Batman and Oracle, Batgirl goes out on her own to reexamine her place in Gotham and the world at large. Stephanie spends her days seeking advice from Gotham’s various heros, and her nights patrolling the streets in a seemingly endless battle against crime. All this while attending college, having a social life and finding time to sleep.
First off, this isn’t Shakespeare, Tarantino, or Spielberg so cool your jets when throwing out comments in the comments section. It’s a fan created series and they all can’t be gems. This one definitely has its issues, (Really, when the chief minor thug started monologuing about the oppressed masses and the privileged few, my eyes glazed over. I kept expecting him to start singing the Jefferson’s theme song.) but overall I’d still watch it because I don’t see any other Batgirl material getting done on television, animation, or the big screen.
The beginning wordplay between Batgirl and Oracle was promising and the fight choreography wasn’t bad, but the pace through out the episode seemed to stutter without a big build up to climax the episode.
Check out the episode and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Batgirl: Spoiled is written by Sax Carr, Zack West, Ray and Beurer with Joey Rassool as Director of Photography and Editor. Original scoring by Regan Remy, Executive Produced by Sax Carr. For more information on the production including additional footage, photos and credits visit the official Twitter page.
Grab a plate of waffles, your jug of maple syrup, and plop yourself down in front of the computer and get ready to view some Batgirl Stephanie fan love. The new web series just released a new trailer that has this NerdBastard book marking the site for future episodes. The story line:
“After a close call leading to a falling out with Batman and Oracle, Batgirl goes out on her own to reexamine her place in Gotham and the world at large. Stephanie spends her days seeking advice from Gotham’s various heros, and her nights patrolling the streets in a seemingly endless battle against crime. All this while attending college, having a social life and finding time to sleep.”
Batgirl Spoiled is written by Sax Carr, Zack West, Ray and Beurer with Joey Rassool as Director of Photography and Editor. Original scoring by Regan Remy, Executive Produced by Sax Carr.
This NerdBastard finds the tone set in the trailer as dead on for a Batman style series. I can only hope that the series really cranks up the tone, maybe as high as eleven.
If you find yourself hungry for more information you can head over to the Batgirl” Spoiled Facebook page or the official Twitter page, to see stills from the series and additional tidbits.
There is a lot of Batman fan films out there. Some are good, but most of them are Mckayla Maroney meme face worthy. Now a new bat fan-flick rises. And, I’ll tell you, it’s the single most incredible fan film you’ll ever see. Batman: Puppet Master, directed by Bryan Nest, takes place between Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight and the recent Dark Knight Rises.
In the months following the death of Harvey Dent, Batman, still a wanted fugitive, is pushed to his limits as a new crime wave hits Gotham. Batman’s search to find who’s responsible leads him to a showdown with the masochistic serial killer Victor Zsasz.
Meanwhile Gotham’s newest crime boss, a mysterious figure known as Scarface, has an meeting with Edward Nigma, an FBI agent, sworn to bring down Batman at all costs.
All I can say is “Wow”. And for me, that’s saying something. I’m just as bad as Mckayla Maroney, nothing impresses me. 15 min fan film? Fuck, usually my A.D.D. kicks in and well basically, one sheep, two sheep, cow, turtle, duck Old McDonald had a farm…HEEEY Macarena! This fan-film, however, held my attention from start to finish.
The makers of this short nailed the mood, setting, writing, acting, directing, lighting, and tension perfectly. Believably set in the Nolan-verse. Oh, and those villains? Perfect rendition of Edward Nygma (aka The Riddler). Scarface and the Ventriloquist was a great reveal. Both felt organic with the Dark Knight Trilogy.
Honestly, I wound up forgetting this was a fan-film.
I’m sure the haters out there will find loads of quibbles to pick at. IMO, though, I don’t think couldn’t have gotten a more believable fan-film. I consider this an actual piece of the Dark Knight franchise.
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