We're live in Austin, TX for the SXSW film festival, and we've got the lowdown on a crop of incredible genre movies you've gotta hear about! Plus, Jonathan Coulton is with us, and Dan Becomes a Man!
This week in Movies:
The SXSW film festival is a showcase for upcoming indie films, documentaries, and genre movies that you'll be hearing more and more about in the coming year. Alex, Dan, and Jeff braved the lines at the Alamo Draft House and the Austin Convention Center to check out some of the most interesting films of this year's SXSW. Among them:
Ong Bak 2, the latest martial arts extravaganza from Thai action star, Tony Jaa
Best Worst Movie, a documentary about the cultural phenomenon that is Troll 2, the undisputed Worst Movie Ever Made.
The Horseman, a revenge thriller from Australia that may be one of the most violent movies ever made... or is it?
This week in Video Games:
Since they've spent the week at a film festival, a movie takes over the video game segment this week, too, but this movie is about gaming! Dungeon Masters is a documentary about Dungeons and Dragons, World of Warcraft, and the kind of people who play them.
It is time, once again, for a Dan Becomes a Man - but this time it'll be in front of a live audience in Austin! And since the guys are in Texas, this DBAM had to be big - so the guys enlisted the help of Scam School's Brian Brushwood to capapult Dan into the ranks of super man!
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The Totally Rad Show is Revision3's explosion of movie, video game, TV, and comics news and reviews. TRS was born in the depths of geek culture, at an epic game of Dungeons and Dragons in 2006. Alex Albrecht, host of Revision3's Diggnation, and Dan Trachtenberg, former host of Revision3's Geekdrome, met Jeff Cannata, former video game columnist, at the D&D table, and became fast friends. Intense debates over Star Wars characters, late night frag-fests in Gears of War, Heroes- and Lost-watching parties, and the sharing of dog-eared copies of Preacher graphic novels followed, leading the guys to one clear realization: This is the stuff we love. This stuff is totally rad. Individually, Alex, Dan, and Jeff had always wanted to find a show that approached geek culture with as much fervor as they did, that wasn't embarrassed to roll dice or dress like Jedi, that realized that nerd is the new cool. Together, they decided to make it. But one component was still missing. Luckily, they turned to uber-video god and bona-fide geek in his own right, Steve Koncelik, to help create a look and feel that was as rad as the subject matter. Several months, and hundreds of exploding fist-pumps later, the Totally Rad Show debuted on Revision3. Four dudes in a garage. One green screen. A cubic ass-ton of enthusiasm. The Totally Rad Show is all about the feeling of sharing a great new movie, or video game, or tv show, or comic with your buddies. It is about the excitement in finding a piece of entertainment you love, or the pain in realizing something isn't as rad as you had hoped. It is about finding friends who share your interests and get just as excited as you do. If it is out there and it is Rad, it is on the Totally Rad Show.
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