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SDCC 2011: BEHOLD! The ‘Knights Of Badassdom’ Panel With Peter Dinklage, Ryan Kwanten, Summer Glau
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Week of Geek: SDCC 2011 Coverage - San Diego Comic Con

SDCC 2011: Knights of Badassdom: Peter Dinklage

In case you missed the recently released trailer, Knights of Badassdom looks like it might just possibly become the greatest movie ever made.

It tells the story of two heavily involved LARPing (Live Action Role Playing) enthusiasts (played by Peter Dinklage and Steve Zahn) who bring their recently single friend (Ryan Kwanten) in to experience the joys of the LARP…which he doesn’t seem to be too big on. But when Zahn’s character accidentally summons a succubus and things become ooey–gooey evil, the LARPers must join forces with others like them and use their “skills” to defeat the beast.

Keep reading for more and to see some images from the Knights of Badassdom panel.

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TV Review: The Cape: Episodes 1 & 2
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Winter Primer for NBC's The Cape

The Cape
Season 1, Episodes 1 and 2 – “Pilot”/”Tarot”
Episode 1: “Pilot” directed by Simon West
Episode 2: “Tarot” directed by Deran Sarafian
“Pilot” and “Tarot” written by Tom Wheeler
Starring: David Lyons, Keith David, Summer Glau, James Frain, Jennifer Ferrin, Ryan Wynott, Dorian Missick, Martin Klebba, Izabella Miko, Anil Kumar, Richard Schiff, Vinnie Jones and Raza Jaffrey
NBC
Air date: January 9, 2011

It’s easy to see why Hollywood loves a good superhero story. The genre has become so popular over the past couple of years, it’s no wonder why everyone is in such a rush to strike while the iron is hot and cash in on the trend. While the story in a superhero movie like The Dark Knight is a great one, providing the essential themes of good versus evil and the power of one man, etc., The Cape tries to follow that same method for success.

The difference between these two is that the television series The Cape, which debut on Sunday January 9, 2011, isn’t The Dark Knight. Not that it’s really intending to be, but it’s not even as good as other superhero television shows.

The premise for The Cape sounded like something that, on paper, should be a great execution of the genre. A cop gets framed for a crime he didn’t commit! He turns over to a life of heroics to protect the ones he loves!

But that sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Maybe even a little bit too familiar?

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Winter 2011 TV Primer: NBC’s ‘The Cape’
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Winter Primer for NBC's The CapeWith the new year comes brand new television and over the following days and weeks, we’ll take a look at the premieres of the Winter’s hottest shows in our Winter 2011 TV Primer!

Tonight on NBC at 9/8 Central, will see the premiere of the new superhero epic, The Cape. Tonight is an exclusive two-hour preview event, after which, the show will take over the 9/9 Central slot on Monday nights.

Below is the official NBC summary for the show, which stars David Lyons, Summer Glau, and Keith David.

Also, we’ve also included a handful of teaser trailers and clips. Check out some of them below!

Check out our pics from The Cape‘s viral event in New York City: NYC Statues Get Caped For NBC’s “˜The Cape’.

Will you be tuning for THE CAPE tonight?

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DVD/Blu-ray Deal: ‘Firefly’ Complete Series & ‘Serenity’
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Serenity Blu-ray DVDIt’s time once again for Browncoats to rejoice, because right now Amazon has some great deals on DVDs and Blu-rays from the Firefly/Serenity universe.

Firefly – The Complete Series
DVD: $19.99
(60% off the list price of $49.98)

Firefly – The Complete Series
Blu-ray: $39.99
(38% off the list price of $89.98)

Serenity
Widescreen DVD: $8.99
(40% off the list price of $14.98)

Serenity
Collector’s Edition DVD: $17.99
(33% off the list price of $26.98)

Serenity
Blu-ray: $14.99
(44% off the list price of $26.98)

There’s no indication as to when these discounts expire, so as always, grab them while you can.

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DVD Review: Serenity (Blu-ray)
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Serenity Blu-ray DVDSerenity
Blu-ray Edition
Directed by Joss Whedon
Starring Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Universal Home Entertainment
Release date: December 30, 2008

Now, I will admit right off the bat, that I love Joss Whedon‘s work, and I realize that he is a creator that some people love, and other people hate, and it’s hard to find people in the middle. Me, I watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer from the beginning, I love his comic book work, and I’m eagerly awaiting the start of his new show Dollhouse. So, yeah, my opinion may be a little biased, but I’m man enough to point out the good and bad points of his work. So, if you’re not a fan of Whedon’s work, what can I say to convince you that this movie is worth your time, and if you are a fan of his work, what can I say to convince you to buy this movie for what may be a THIRD time?

If you don’t know the plot of Serenity by now, you’ve clearly been living in a Sci-Fi deprived cave for the last 5 years, but I’ll re-cap for you anyway. The movie picks up from where the television series Firefly left off; we find the crew of the Firefly-class ship Serenity doing what they do best: taking any job they can to make ends meet. The crew, led by Captain Mal Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), is generally on the run from the Alliance, mostly thanks to two passengers on the ship, Simon (Sean Maher) and River Tam (Summer Glau). River was a government test subject and has been turned into a powerful psychic and a one woman fighting force of extraordinary magnitude. Now the Alliance has sent an Operative (Chiwetel Ejiofor) to kill River because of all the secrets she may hold in her head. What follows is a story of loss and the power of beliefs, told in the way that only Joss Whedon can.

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