Joseph Khan

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Unless you’re Amish, live in a cave without WiFi, or were lost at sea the last couple of days, you might have an acceptable reason for not watching the Power Rangers fan film Power/Ranger that swept the Internet earlier this week. The darker, highly polished, and much more mature look at the Power Rangers had many folks clamoring for more. Of course everyone wanted to know what the original Power Rangers thought about the fan film, and three have made comments or posts. More importantly, Saban, holder of the Power Ranger rights have taken a dim view of this particular Power Rangers fan film and turned all their legal might toward removing the film first from Vimeo (The NSFW boobie version), and then, (The totally safe for anywhere version) from YouTube. What might this mean for Fan film’s in general? (more…)

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This is not your father’s Power Rangers movie. All the goofy, brightly colored costumes, and rubber monsters are gone. Blasted away by this dirty, gritty, re-imagining of one of our childhood favorites. I’m not really a fan of the gritty reboot-type works that Hollywood seems infatuated with these days. Not everything needs to be darker, hell some humor every now and then has a place in film. So I found myself surprised that my anti-gritty-re-imagining radar wasn’t flashing and making that weird repeating klaxon noise in my head as I watched this fan film by Joseph Kahn. Throw in Katee Sackhoff and James Van Der Beek and you’ve got my full attention. (more…)