Bandslam released last summer to very little fanfare. In fact, the marketing of the movie was absolutely horrible. Every trailer for it was worse than the last, and the film had been retitled a number of times. For a while it was called Will and then Rock On and then finally Bandslam. The title Will is the most fitting, however, as it really is about his character, and is told from his perspective.
I highly recommend that you get a copy of it. Rent it, buy it, and spread the word to friends that you’ve discovered the best sleeper film of 2009.
You can read my review from when I saw it about nine days in advance of the release date: Bandslam Review
Conan O’Brien’s The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour has been announced. Not only is Conan’s tour missing Michigan, but the two Chicago shows sold out pretty much instantly. The only tickets left are the high cost ones that come with gifts and, if you’re willing to spend about $800, a meet and greet with the man himself. While that would be really great to do, I have a wedding this year, and thus, don’t have the extra cash to pay for at least 2 tickets for a meet and greet, no matter how great an opportunity that would be.
At its 2010 annual upfront presentation which featured top talent across the worlds of television, music and film, Nickelodeon today announced a slate of new programming that will be added to the network’s 2010-11 schedule. Among the announcements are two shows that I am interested in. Voltron Panthera Force and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are both going to premiere on the Nicktoons network, which I am not sure that I have. No big deal, though, as the internet can deliver just about anything that you find on TV. Especially properties as popular as these.