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The Fan Expo Vancouver Journals & Movie News Tidbits

28 May

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)


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The organizers of Fan Expo Vancouver have done one right thing for their third show and that’s to expand the hallway space to allow attendees to flow quickly from exhibit hall to panel room. As for back and forth, I have no complaints for the exercise everyone is getting since the path is like navigating the many one-way streets back in Seattle. It will no doubt get some people fuming, but I guess part of the reason is due to Fire Marshal regulations.

But on day one, this discovery does not mask one huge annoyance: the lack of knowledgable volunteers who can direct fans to where they should be standing in line to gain entry. I already made the leap in judgement when I studied the map, but as for whether it was known by anyone else, maybe I was far too nerdy than any of the volunteers. Only the senior staff could direct me and I followed their directions.

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Tron Legacy: A Reflection of a Digital Lifestyle

7 Jul

Originally posted Feb 2, 2011
on Linear Reflections the Review website by Ed Sum.

Updated July 7th, 2013

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The one lasting influence the movie TRON placed upon the world of pop culture is its neon stamp. The CGI was cool and who did not want to play glow-in-the-dark Frisbee? Tron Legacy lives up to everything the first film defined and goes even further.

Original director/writer Steven Lisberger tapped into the same mythos that embraced a Star Wars generation. Instead of a lightsaber, there is an identity disc. There’s no doubt of some copycat moments, and this film is simply tapping into what audiences are already familiar with. In this film, the relationship between two individuals, Sam (Garrett Hedlund) and his father, Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), is explored. The senior has disappeared off the face of the earth and when a page arrives on Alan Bradley’s (Bruce Boxleitner) cell phone, that is when Sam’s world gets turned around.

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