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
This month is very light on the releases. It looks like it’ll be at the very least G.I. Joe. If Transformers 2 is still running, perhaps I’ll go see that again. It should also mark the start of filming on Voyage of the Dawn Treader. When in Rome also releases at the same time. I’m not very keen on this one, but I did stumble through the set while I was in New York in May 2008. The following week, Bandslam (Band Slam?) releases. This marks the end of the summer movie season. It wasn’t a very big summer as far as movies go, but Transformers is the tops.
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