The VSMP Crew Goes to FanX 2017

As promised, Ryan, Jason, and I are going to talk for a few minutes (yeah, right… when have we ever just talked for a few minutes?) about a star-studded spectacle that took place in downtown Salt Lake City this past weekend:

FanX 2017

Chock full of Film and Television personalities, Comicbook Writers and Artists, Authors, and Vendors of every ware under the sun, FanX is a fun time for the whole family.

Yes, we tangent a couple of times.

And hang out at the end for my conversation with Salt Lake Comic Con co-founder Dan Farr.

Let’s begin, shall we?

Salt Lake Comic Con, Pre-FanX 2017 Interviews

What’s up everyone? This past weekend, Jason, Ryan, and I weren’t out seeing movies, we were out celebrating our inner (and outer) geek at the Salt Lake Comic Con “Fan Xperience (aka: FanX).”

I was lucky enough to grab a couple of minutes with two¬†of the guests at the opening press event (Sam J Jones and Adrian Paul*), and thought I’d share that audio with you.

We will likely be doing an event wrap-up session later today, if you’re into that sort of thing, so watch for that to drop in the next day or so.

That one should be in the feed on iTunes and whatnot, but this one is just for you lucky folks that follow us here on the website.


*As a brief aside, I really do apologize to Adrian Paul for not catching him on his first go-round here in SLC. Was honored to talk to him this time and catch the Highlander Reunion panel, though.

Hell or High Water

Ryan and I are going to take a look back at one of his favorite movies of 2016, and one which I recently–finally–got around to seeing:

Hell or High Water

Released in the middle of August, and starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster, the film has only grossed around $38 million at the box office, but managed to nab FOUR Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor.

So let’s talk about this critical, yet not box-office destroying, gem of a movie.

The Disappointments Room

This movie finally worked its way to the top of the Netflix queue after having been there for months, continually being bumped down the list as it was supplanted by other movies I wanted to see more.

But, it arrived, so I watched it.

Here’s how it went:

Trope, trope, trope.

Family tragedy.

Trope, trope, trope.

Creepy, old, country house.

Trope, trope.

Ahh, “spooky.”

Trope, trope, trope.

“Creepy” room.

Trope, trope, trope.

“Disturbing” ending.

Basically, this movie checked off all the Writing, Acting, and Directing boxes for me: all the BAD Writing, Acting, and Directing boxes, that is.

There’s a word for this movie, and it’s in the title.

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