Well, folks, it’s over: another year, another week-long cavalcade of awesome at Fantastic Fest. This year’s lineup included some big name movies (Melancholia, Take Shelter), some smaller ones (You’re Next, Extraterrestrial), and some complete unknowns (Zombie Ass, A Boy and His Samurai), as well as some truly amazing, non-screening events. Who won awards at this year’s Fantastic Fest, and what were the highlights of the week? Find out after the jump, folks.
Currently filming in downtown Los Angeles is Rock Jocks. Starring Felicia Day, Jason Mewes, Justin Chon, Doug Jones, Robert Picardo and YouTube superstar KevJumba (Kevin Wu), the film is a sci-fi comedy about a top-secret band of dysfunctional government employees responsible for shooting down Earth-destroying asteroids. From what I’ve been told, shooting wraps next Wednesday and they’re hoping to promote at this year’s Comic-Con.
While the poster is just a teaser, I’m a fan of some of the cast and hope the film turns out to be something worth watching. Hit the jump to check it out, and you can follow them on Twitter here.
Timothy Olyphant is a movie star, but only on television. Sadly, between Deadwood and Justified, he’s also one of the only actors today who’s a credible cowboy, having spent three years playing an old west lawman on Deadwood, and now the modern variant in Justified. Here Timothy Olyphant is Raylan Givens, a U.S. Marshall who’s moved from Florida – after shooting a man – to Kentucky, where he grew up. There, he’s surrounded by the life he left behind and tries to arrest Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), who may have blown up a church and killed a man or two. Based on the works of Elmore Leonard, this Graham Yost produced TV show is easily one of the most entertaining action/mystery serials in a good long while. My review of Justified Season One on Blu-ray follows after the jump.