Mamo #211: Return of the Supermen

Three Matts and a Max team up Justice League-style for the latest Mamo! Special guest star Matthew Fabb, fresh from Comic Con, joins us to discuss all that happened there, and Other special guest star Max tosses in a “yay” every time he hears a superhero mentioned. Plus: what went wrong with Cowboys and Aliens?

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Matthew Fabb
Guest

I forgot to mention that the Morgan Spurlock’s Comic Con documentary, produced by Joss Whedon & Stan Lee is coming to TIFF. San Diego Comic Con is really an event like no other, so it will be interesting to see how that is captured in the documentary.

Also if anyone plans to go to Comic Con, do a google search on “surviving San Diego Comic Con” there’s a lot of guides out there and even a full book on the subject slightly under 200 pages long. There’s so much going on each day and getting hints from people who have done it for years really helps.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

The George C. Scott movie where he is in the movie theatre is HARDCORE, and it is available on both Canadian and US NETFLIX-INSTANT (we have talked about it a fair bit on a couple of episodes back in the Cinecast). Watch it now, the movie is like a loopier campier, even more awesomely insane version of TAXI DRIVER.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

I ran into GdT at TIFF outside the screening of JULIAS EYES at last years TIFF, he had a copy of Guy Maddin’s MY WINNIPEG dvd in his hand, and we chatted for 5 minutes (more like me gushing, and him being tolerant). It was a great TIFF moment for me, having seen his epic Q&As for Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth at previous TIFFs.

Matthew Fabb
Guest

Two links for Matthew Brown and anyone else who’s interested:

In the show Mr. Brown asked if are comics still at Comic Con and here’s a blog post where someone added up all the panel hours, finding comics still dominate the panels:
http://www.comicsbeat.com/2011/07/28/comic-con-2011-perception-vs-reality/
Of course as many point out in the comments of that post, there’s likely more people attending tv and movies panels than the smaller comic book panels. Still, it as a comic book fan, it was great being able to jump from comic book panel to comic book panel with very few lines. Also because of the large quantity of comic panels it meant I got to see a full panel on the indie comic Love & Rockets.

Here’s BlogTO covering the new $200 million Total Recall movie, closing off large parts of Lakeshore and pissing off drivers with detours and delays:
http://www.blogto.com/film/2011/07/photos_of_the_new_total_recall_being_filmed_in_toronto_/

Matthew Fabb
Guest

Guillermo del Toro has a house full of cool stuff, a lot of it relating to his own work and an upcoming table book with photos of all this cool stuff. When that book comes out (I didn’t hear a release date) that would be the perfect time to pack up some of that cool stuff for the rest of us to see it, in places like the Lightbox.

Before I left for my trip I packed a number of books to read on the flight and while waiting in various lines. I was thinking of bringing Guillermo del Toro’s & Chuck Hogan’s The Stain, which I own but haven’t read yet, but picked some of my thinner books that fit better in my backpack. Which sucks as I would have had with me when Guillermo del Toro sat behind me at the Dark Horse panel and I could have asked him to sign it, giving me a chance to briefly talk to him. However, I still managed to get this photo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26943697@N00/6010318191/in/set-72157627359861266

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