Topic: summer glau

Ryan Kwanten Is Adorably Befuddled by LARP in ‘The Knights of Badassdom’ Trailer

Ryan Kwanten Is Adorably Befuddled by LARP in 'The Knights of Badassdom' Trailer

The publicity team behind the new LARP (Live-Action Role Playing) comedy-horror movie The Knights of Badassdom are a smart group: A few weeks after audiences got wind of this irreverent movie, they’ve released their first full-length trailer — at Comic-Con, no less, with stars Ryan Kwanten, Summer Glau, Peter Dinklage, and others on hand to tease more tidbits.

Yep, you read that right: True Blood hottie Kwanten is starring in a movie about nerds who go into the woods to hit each other with foam weapons. Not surprisingly, he plays the outsider to this culture, a heavy metal guitarist who’s learning the ropes of geekery. More »

OMG, There’s Gonna Be Another LARP Movie

OMG, There's Gonna Be Another LARP Movie

A couple of my good friends are active LARPers — they participate in Live Action Role Playing, a form of gaming where they act out the medieval/futuristic/thriller adventures. When the acronym or even that explanation still draws blank stares, they tell people, “It’s like Christopher Mintz-Plasse‘s character in Role Models.” Even though LARP is starting to break through into mainstream culture, it’s still mostly a reference for a niche crowd, like geeky CollegeHumor readers or Degrassi fans.

Until now. One of the panels at San Diego Comic-Con next week is for the upcoming indie comedy The Knights of Badassdom, starring a bevy of well-known geek actors: Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Danny Pudi (Community), and Summer Glau (Firefly). Imagine my astonishment, then, to learn that it’s about LARP. More »

Check Out This Fan-Made Trailer for ‘The Hunger Games’

Check Out This Fan-Made Trailer for 'The Hunger Games'

With Jennifer Lawrence cast in the lead role of Katniss Everdeen for Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games — not to mention a release date of March 23, 2012 already established — production is moving forward on the adaptation of Suzanne Collins‘ YA series. But before we get more unlikely casting choices that’ll just make us grumpy, check out this excellent faux-trailer that a fan put together and posted to YouTube in September 2010. More »