Sunday, June 24, 2007

Weekanerd: "Cool" Shit To Do!

If you've got any energy-points left after this marathon of a weekend (Wiimbldon, MOCCA, Big Apple Con - hope you made it to at least one!), here are a few hot picks on Geekanerd's weekday calendar.

Disclaimer: As we're based in NYC, this feature is New York-centric, but will often include national-scale fun stuff.

TUESDAY (6-26-07)
  • Rescue Dawn - Preview Screening w/ Steve Zahn in person
  • 7pm @ the Regal E-Walk, 247 W. 42 Street, Manhattan.

This is Werner Herzog's first big Hollywood picture! That alone makes it required viewing for film snobs, and films geeks are covered too, cause it stars BATMAN! There was a great New Yorker article about the film and Herzog's very dangerous style of filmmaking. Rescue Dawn is a survival movie set in the Thai rain forest, so let's just say we should all be glad Christian made it out alive!

Tickets are $20 bucks, or $14 for members of the Museum of the Moving Image. They're no longer available online, but as of this writing, they were still available over the phone: 718.784.4520

WEDNESDAY (6-27-07)
Who doesn't like shorts programs? Especially when the line-up includes a bunch of K-Horror and sci-fi stuff, chosen by Jang Joon-Hwan (director of Save the Green Planet) and Bong Joon-Ho (director of The Host! That movie kicked ass!)

Tickets are $11 bucks at the door, buy em online here.

Seriously, pick this up. It's one of the few comics on the stands today that offers consistent LOLs. Plus it challenges the idea of what makes an acceptable superhero protagonist. A big, mean, scary anti-hero is one thing, but what if the lead character is just as selfish ass who happened into a supersuit? It's a Robert Kirkman project so the writing is great, and not just by hazy comic-book standards. Makes a great gift!

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