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chrisdvanne_ Post # 286 | Friday, 07 Feb 2014 - 13:11
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Two Knights of Badassdom reviews have been posted online.

The first one by Mary Anne Butler for ComicsOnline:

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The story follows Joe, a newly broken hearted mechanic by day-doom metal thrasher by night played by Ryan Kwanten. His buddies Eric (Steve Zahn) and Hung (Peter Dinklage) decide the only way to cure their friend is to get him drunk, stoned, and shanghai’d to their local LARP retreat in the middle of a national forest. Joe wakes up in the back of a carpeted fantasy mural’ed van dressed in armor. Seems normal, right? Add in the typical characters you’d find at such a place; Ronnie Kwok (Jimmi Simpson)the guy in charge who has a beef with our hero, Lando (Danny Pudi) the wily cleric, Gunther (Brett Gipson) the “always in game” guy who’s still banned from Medieval Times, Gwen (Summer Glau) the warrior maiden and terrible bass player, and Beth (Margarita Levieva) the ex girlfriend. Before heading to the gathering, Eric the sorcerer purchases an “old book” from ebay, which of COURSE turns out to be a manuscript of hellspawn raising incantations, making me wonder what the hell he wrote on THAT buyer feedback post-action. I won’t spoil the rest for you, because really, it’s awesome and very enjoyable. I will warn you that there is blood, gore, disembowelment, dismemberment, and a girl-girl makeout sesh that doesn’t end well.


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The second one by ANNALEE NEWITZ on IO9

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And this is where Knights of Badassdom goes into territory that no mainstream movie really could. Director Joe Lynch is a keen observer of nerd culture, and there are a lot of givens here that another movie would bend over backwards to explain — probably in pretty condescending terms. For example, the LARP's costumed players and byzantine rules are presented to us as if we naturally know how such games work, much the way football might be presented in a sports comedy. Except of course even non-fans know how football works, while most mainstream audiences haven't a clue about LARPing. Still, this insidery feel is part of the movie's charm.


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Fox012 Post # 287 | Friday, 07 Feb 2014 - 15:55
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and shanghai’d

what does that mean?


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chrisdvanne_ Post # 288 | Friday, 07 Feb 2014 - 16:02
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shanghai’d


While I read the article, I missed that particular expression and had to Google it.

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Shanghaiing
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Shanghaiing refers to the practice of kidnapping people to serve as sailors by coercive techniques such as trickery, intimidation, or violence. Those engaged in this form of kidnapping were known as crimps. Until 1915, unfree labor was widely used aboard American merchant ships. The related term press gang refers specifically to impressment practices in Great Britain's Royal Navy.


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Urban dictionary:

shanghaid
Frequently referring to abduction or misdirection into servitude, generally against ones will.


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Fox012 Post # 289 | Friday, 07 Feb 2014 - 16:09
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Thank you for explaining wink

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chrisdvanne_ Post # 290 | Sunday, 09 Feb 2014 - 01:27
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Ryan Kwanten interview at Comic Con 2011



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chrisdvanne_ Post # 291 | Monday, 10 Feb 2014 - 17:31
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Thankfully, Knights of Badassdom marketing team have taken it upon themselves to make a top-billing correction. As we had hoped, a new version of the Blu-ray/DVD cover design showed up recently at Amazon.com, in which the cover art itself is the same but Summer Glau's name is now featured on top of the cover art.

Knights of Badassdom Blu-ray CoverKnights of Badassdom DVD Cover

Read more in the Blog section: New Knights of Badassdom Blu-ray/DVD Cover Art Revealed


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chrisdvanne_ Post # 292 | Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 - 01:40
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Peter Dinklage talks about the movie in this clip.



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chrisdvanne_ Post # 293 | Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 - 03:25
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Knights of Badassdom Gets International Distribution!

Good news for fans from all over the world who are looking forward to see Knights of Badassdom. Screeendaily reports that sales and distribution company Archstone Distribution has closed a deal to handle international sales on Knights of Badassdom at The European Film Market (EFM), as part of the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale).

Remember that eOne Films has acquired the distribution rights for North America only (they are finalizing their Canadian release plans). Knights of Badassdom is currently playing in selected theaters and arrives On Demand and Digitally on February 11, while the Blu-ray/DVD arrives on April 1, 2014.

Of course we will share with you informations on international distribution and release dates as soon as updates become available.


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chrisdvanne_ Post # 294 | Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 - 10:15
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Bear Mc Creary's Knights of Badassdom soundtrack comes out Today February 11th, both digitally and on CD. Exclusive signed copies will be available from La-La Land Records today to the quickest few hundred orders.

Knights of Badassdom soundtrack signed copies


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chrisdvanne_ Post # 295 | Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 - 22:53
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Fear not fellow Summer Glau fans, Summer's character Gwen kicks major ass in style, gets a lot of screentime and has some funny lines... plus her outfit is really cool! Well…actually…fear A LOT! Because the lovely Gwen you've seen in the trailers turns out to be a fearless LARPer and Knights of Badassdom inlcudes lots of slicing and dicing with lots of blood.

If you're not afraid of spoilers and ready to see Summer Glau brandishing a sword and chain mail skirt the way the geek gods and a select group of filmmakers intended, see in the News section a sample of the more than 700 screen captures added to the Gallery, as well as clips from the movie.

Knights of Badassdom HQ Screencaps and Clips


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Fermi Post # 296 | Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 - 01:33
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It was a cool movie, actually it was very creepy I'll dream nightmares to night shok fie , absolutely worth the 3 year wait. Summer was awesome!

It was just like I once imagined it  wink

Knights of Badassdom fanart


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chrisdvanne_ Post # 297 | Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 - 11:28
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It was just like I once imagined it


This drawing says what is Knights of Badasssdom splendidly! Kudos for the early vision Fermi biggrin

Another awesome Knights of Badassdom fanart, by Spokane-based (this is the town where the movie was filmed) graphic designer Clancy Bundy.

Knights of Badassdom fanart


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chrisdvanne_ Post # 298 | Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 - 11:41
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Summer Glau in Knights of Badassdom, gifs by Alic Szecse

Summer Glau in Knights of Badassdom

Summer Glau in Knights of Badassdom

Summer Glau in Knights of Badassdom

Summer Glau in Knights of Badassdom


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chrisdvanne_ Post # 299 | Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 - 12:14
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My random thoughts on Knights of Badassdom.

Warning, may contain spoilers.

It's impossible to say what has been cut in the editing room but online bloggers agree that the fight with the demon in the finale scenes have been edited and look a bit weird. I'm personally convinced that the bonding scene between Summer Glau's character Gwen and Ryan Kwanten's character Joe would have been cut if we had seen a 70 minutes version of the movie (which was not the case since the movie was 85 minutes long). Oh and I don't think Gwen and Joe have a lot of chemistry but at least it adds a layer (and screen time) to Summer's character.

I have the feeling Gwen is not as important in the second half of the movie, even if she gets lots of screen time. Let me explain: she basically stands with the other characters who are actually taking the story further, while she simply delivers a line from time to time (it's refreshing to see an angry Glau btw). On the opposite, Jimmi Simpson's character Ronnie (the Game Master) plays an important role throughout the movie and deserves to be featured prominently in the DVD cover design the only reason Danni Pudy is on it is because he has lots of geek credit).

The special effects are cheap but one has to remember that this is a low budget indie movie. Kwanten's musical performance at the end is surprising but why not after all. I thought Dinklage's fight at the end was kinda lame and the editing and special effects didn't help. But hey, Dinklage is co-producing the movie, so it's not a surprise his character is put in the limelight.

In conclusion, Knights of Badassdom pokes fun at LARP in a good spirited way, as well as itself. It was a surprisingly good (ok, watchable), fun movie and I think you will enjoy it. My iTunes gift card was money well spent.


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Frank Post # 300 | Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 - 14:33
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Not the best of movies, but pretty good in comparison with other Summer Glau movies.
Loved the ending with Ryan (actor remembered for his role in the TV show 'Spellbinder', which had some success in our country) and Summer, as well as the soundtrack, written by our 'old friend' Bear McCreary.
 
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