Monthly Archives: July 2008

Punk Rock Star Trek Fan Film?

Few franchises would appear rail harder against the values of early Punk than Star Trek, and not just ’cause Spock gave the mohawk dude a Vulcan neck pinch in Star Trek 4 (the one where they save the whales in 1980s San Francisco). There’s a basic disconnect all along the line: Order (military life in [...]

Coming Soon: Aliens Vs. Predator Fan Film

We’ve all seen fan films that simply don’t do justice to a popular movie franchise, but there’s also been plenty of feature films that revitalized some terrible movie series too. So here’s the $1.98 Question: Can a fan film revive a franchise that’s been almost unanimously hated from the start? Alex Popov is hoping the [...]

Star Trek, Wall•E and Aquaman

Some small fan film-related items today: STAR TREK FAN FILM ZINE Don’t know how I never heard of this before, but you might want to take a look at Trekkie Central, a downloadable zine in .PDF format for Trek fan film fans. Its website is a bit of a mess, but clearly this is someone’s [...]

Son of Harry Potter: The Fan Film

Well, this is a new wrinkle. There’s fan films, and then there’s fan fiction (fanfic), and never the twain shall meet right? Usually, but not this time. Turns out there’s a new fan film being made, James Potter and the Hall of Elders’ Crossing, and it’s based on a Harry Potter fanfic novel. function change_color(input, [...]

Fan Film Festival On Long Island This Week!

So maybe you live on Long Island (it’s near New York City, for all of you reading this on the other side of the planet), or perhaps you have a summer share out in the Hamptons, or maybe you’re in, I dunno, Wyoming but you like to drive really long distances. If any of these [...]

Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge Winners Announced

We’ve been talking about it for days, and now the results are in for this year’s Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge. Presented Thursday night at the San Diego Comic Con, the seventh annual awards were a hit from the start and saw guest appearances at the podium from the likes of Kevin Spacey and Kyle [...]

Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge Pre-Game, Part 2

Hey, welcome back to The Fan Cinema Today Pre-Game Show for the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge Awards Ceremony! Tonight is the big event at the San Diego Comic Con, so now I’ll foolhardily try to guess who will take home the gold, even though I haven’t watched all 41 entries in the contest. Who’s [...]

Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge Pre-Game, Part 1

Welcome to The Fan Cinema Today Pre-Game Show for the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge Awards Ceremony! I was gonna try to do this as a podcast, but it turns out that I’m incredibly lazy (who knew?), so text it is. The Dark Knight may be all the rage in fan films this week, but [...]

Book Excerpt: Building Batman: Dead End

With the nation going bonkers for The Dark Knight this week, it seems only fitting to unveil a related snippet of the upcoming fan film book, Homemade Hollywood: Fans Behind The Camera. Here’s an edited-down excerpt about one of the most popular fan movies of all-time, Sandy Collora’s 2003 flick, Batman: Dead End. As regular [...]

Dark Knight Fan Film aims for Feature Reality

I mentioned The Dark Knight Project a few weeks ago as its cast and crew were gearing up to shoot in mid-June. Now the fan film—and the feature film it ties into—have been released. The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger’s last movie, has done pretty well since it came out Friday, debuting to the biggest box [...]

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