Movie News Links: San Diego, Spirit, Maiko Haaan!!!

The NY Times has an article about movie folk going to the San Diego Con to promote their wares. The general feeling is that they know they need to be there, but they’re not necessarily happy about it. There’s also some poking fun at comic fans and the way they have to be catered to.

Frank Miller blogs about his Spirit movie, concluding (at this writing — there’s no way to link to the particular entry) that real actors are better-looking and more realistic than CGI-generated people. I’m getting the vibe from this film that I did about Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow — although it uses real people, too much emphasis on gorgeous visuals and what can be done to pay attention to a gripping story. Maybe I just haven’t paid attention, and it’s just me who can’t answer “what is this movie about?”

Viz Pictures has a “zany romantic comedy” coming out about “a nerdy Japanese office worker and his obsession with the little-seen Maiko (apprentice Geisha) world” called Maiko Haaan!!! Visit the website, enter the contest (before June 24), and potentially win a copy of the DVD along with a poster and keychain.


4 Responses to “Movie News Links: San Diego, Spirit, Maiko Haaan!!!”

  1. Kelson Says:

    I found the point about Comic Con-goers being notoriously cheap rather interesting, specifically when it was backed up with numbers. A biotech conference pulls in 12 times as much for the city per attendee?!?!!

    I suppose that explains why it’s been so easy to get restaurant reservations the last couple of years. Everyone’s going to Ralphs instead.

    It also explains why the city seems to have so little respect for the con — it snarls traffic and ties up public transportation, it’s got all those weird comics people, and those weirdos don’t bring in as much money as they should. (Come to think of it, they’re probably spending most of it at the con itself.)

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  3. Tommy Raiko Says:

    “I found the point about Comic Con-goers being notoriously cheap rather interesting, specifically when it was backed up with numbers. A biotech conference pulls in 12 times as much for the city per attendee?!?!!”

    This seems to be a bit of conventional (no pun intended) wisdom as to the difference between trade shows (like, presumably that biotech conference) and consumer shows (like SDCC), at least according to the insights of New York Comic Con and Book Expo America show manager Lance Fensterman that Tom Spurgeon posted at http://tinyurl.com/3sz5nv

  4. thekamisama Says:

    The day Hollywood backs up its bags and leaves the cons alone is the day I go back to them.




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