Awesome Con & West Chester Film Festival

I was planning on going to Awesome Con 2018, anyway, but this year is set to be even more exceptional. Star Wipe Films is headlining the Horror, Action, Sci-Fi Block with our short film, Apocalypse Rock!
But what is Apocalypse Rock about?

Tom Harper runs a radio station. By himself. At the end of the world. Surviving alone in an emergency radio station, he broadcasts rock and roll fueled show every day, hoping that someone out there might hear him.

This will be the first trip to Awesome Con to others on the Star Wipe team, so I’m stoked to be our guide. Showcasing Apocalypse Rock at this convention will definitely ‘level up’ the experience.
Apocalypse Rock will screen on Friday, March 30th, in the block starting at 5pm-6:30pm in Rm 101 – Screening Room. If you’re in the Washington DC area, come and see the film – and the Star Wipe Films team!

Gargoyles: Small Screen to Big Screen

Gargoyles: Small Screen to Big Screen

A list, made back in 2010, by someone else – not me, rather one Jordacar – of a proposed cast, should Disney’s Gargoyles ever make it to the big screen for a live-action feature film.  No kidding either: this is a complete cast list. I agree with about 90% of the choices made, but some are better than others.

Among my favorite choices in this list are:

Neil Patrick Harris as Puck
Absolutely, without a doubt, YES.  This seems like such a good match that I’m speculating as to what Harris would be like as Puck in the actual Shakespearean context.  In the Gargoyles ‘verse, though, there is no question that he would be fantastic.

Seth Rogen as Broadway. Whoa!  I am not usually much of a fan of Seth Rogen, but I actually find that this suggestion is a damn good one; if he took the part seriously – and probably even if he didn’t – this would most likely be a really good fit.  His voice alone matches Bill Fagerbakke‘s from the show almost perfectly.

Brian Cox as Hudson.  Not who I would have thought of on my own, but the more I think about it, the more I like it. No one can argue that Cox is badass, which I think whoever plays Hudson needs to be.

Anton Yelchin as Lexington. I’ve never been able to think of anyone to play Lex, but Yelchin would be perfect.

Sarah Bolger as Princess Katherine.  I became a big fan of Sarah Bolger in The Tudors and I can easily see her in this role; she clearly understands how to step into a period setting, and I Katherine is different enough from Mary Tudor that even though the two would be compared, I think the two performances would stand apart.

Aldis Hodge as Glasses.  This is awesome.  Even though the likelihood of Dracon and his cronies being featured in a Gargoyles film is slim to none, I have to say that, just for this casting, they should all have cameos, if not an active participation.

Michael Ealy as Derek Maza / Talon.  If Elisa is played by Rosario Dawson, then I think the two of them could easily play brother and sister – and that’s important.

Enrico Colantoni as Martin Hacker.  Big fan; and this would be a slam dunk.  Again, unlikely Hacker would show up in a film, but still.  Colantoni would be perfect.

Jayma Mays as Maggie Reed. Yes.  Yes, indeed.

Adam Baldwin as Fang. It’s basically an evil Jayne Cobb in animal form.  ‘Nuff said.

Richard Armitage as Duncan.  Uh, yes please!

Vincent Cassel as Oberon.  Oh, hell yeah!

I think, too, that Tom Hiddleston should be in there somewhere; possibly as Magus, Owen or maybe even Xanatos (which would be a stretch, but I think he could pull it off).  He could also probably play Puck really well, but I think that’d be too close to type-casting.  You know, Puck being a trickster and all.  Plus, Neil Patrick Harris is too perfect.

The ones don’t especially agree with:

Garrett Hedlund as Brooklyn.  NO way!  No disrespect meant, but I just cannot see that.  I don’t think he’s a bad actor or anything, it’s just not the right fit.  He’s a little too old, for starters, and I just can’t see it.

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Magus. My only real problem with this casting choice is (a) I think Hiddleston might be much better for it, and (b) if Sarah Bolger plays Princess Katherine, then it’d be awfully weird to have the actor who played her father on The Tudors play her love interest in this.  Just…*shudder*…creepy, you know?

Liam Neeson as Macbeth.  Uh…what?  I love Neeson as an actor but, again, that just screams the wrong fit to me.

John Noble as The Archmage.  No real issue here, other than I think Gary Oldman might be better for this part.  Imagine that!

Your thoughts?