Kevin Smith plans to appeal the latest decision by the MPAA to give Zack & Miri Make a Porno an NC-17. This is apparently the 3rd time the MPAA has come back with the adults only rating and according to /film, Smith says he’s edited it all he can. Apparently at issue is some “thrusting” and some “unspeakable” acts (the quotes are /film’s).

If the MPAA rejects the appeal (likely in my opinion) Smith is still obligated to deliver an R-rated film for release on October 31 and he says he’d rather do the cutting himself.

In other news, Frank Miller’s The Spirit (12/25/08) is getting killed by nerd-kind all over. This actually gives me hope that it will be interesting.

And then there is Wolfman (4/3/09) starring Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt and Anthony Hopkins. Reading the recaps of footage shown at the panel reminds me of being back in elementary school with the weird kid next door giving me a scene-by-scene recount of Flash Gordon right before I ditched him, ran inside for grilled cheese sandwiches, Popsicles and Star Blazers cartoons. I grow weary of Comic-Con.

2 Responses to “Comic-Yawn Saturday”

  1. The San Diego Comic-Con is to fandom what the Christian Right is to the Republican Party: It’s entirely embarrassing but the fanboys can’t exist without it now.

    Oh well.

  2. It seems to be more irritating this year. There are a million blogs covering it in gory detail, but they all pretty much say the same thing. Feeding on nuggets of movies before we can see the whole thing is what has always annoyed me about the fanboy sites and this is just that all squeezed into a single weekend.

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