Backers of the Kickstarter funded Veronica Mars movie encountered problems when attempting to view the pre-paid movie on Friday (14th March). The movie was available for streaming online via Flixter but a number of fans were left disappointed when they were unable to view the film.
Contributors to the Veronica Mars movie have been disappointed after they encountered problems watching the movie on an online platform, Flixter. Warner Bros, the studio behind the film, have promised disappointed backers a refund but this may be too little too late.
Kristen Bell at the L.A. premiere of Veronica Mars.
Funded by fans, this follow-up to the cult TV show feels a lot like an extended reunion episode. But even those unfamiliar with the series will enjoy the twisty plot and smart dialog, plus the sparky Kristen Bell in the title role. And while there are rather too many characters for a stand-alone movie, they all feed nicely into the central mystery.
After escaping from the run-down seaside town of Neptune, California, nine years ago, Veronica (Bell) has become a New York lawyer. But just as she's on the verge of landing her first proper job, an old friend is murdered back home, waking her investigatory instincts. The worst of it is that her ex Logan (Dohring) is the prime suspect, so Veronica heads home to help him clear his name. Her private eye dad (Colantoni) just rolls his eyes when she slips back into her old mystery-solving role, working with her pals Mac, Weevil and Wallace (Majorino, Capra and Daggs). But three other classmates - Gia, Cobb and Dick (Ritter, Starr and Hansen) - are also involved. And the fact that she keeps putting off her return to New York annoys her boyfriend Piz (Lowell).
The most refreshing thing about this film is the way filmmaker Thomas refuses to play by the usual rules. Bell may have been offered a dream job, but we fully understand why she's blowing it off to help her friends. And the whodunit plot is just intriguing enough to hold our interest: we don't really care who the villain really is, but it's fun to watch Veronica dig through the clues and challenge every level of authority. And the script gleefully stirs in red herrings, side-plots and lots of suspicious-looking characters.
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It's official. The Veronica Mars movie exists and the people at SXSW have already seen it.
It wasn’t enough that SXSW attendees get to see and hear the latest music and films earlier than anyone else – they have Veronica Mars too. The film about the plucky high school detective (not so plucky, but still high school now) premiered at the Austin, TX festival this Saturday. The cast could not be more excited as they walked the red carpet at SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival, chatted with fans, took a couple of selfies (as is traditional) and generally shared the love.
Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) March 9, 2014
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Comic-Con 2013, held at the San Diego Convention Center in California, begins today (18th July). The annual event attracts thousands of fans and hundreds of guest speakers, including a number of A-List celebrities.
Comic-Con 2013 starts today, Thursday 18th July, and will continue until Sunday 21st July. The San Diego event is expected to attract more than 125000 fans over its long weekend. The event, held at the San Diego Convention Center, features numerous events, talks and demonstrations from the world of superheroes; comic books and video games.
Hugh Jackman at the London premiere of The Wolverine.
The event is 43 years old, as it was first held in 1970. Since then, thousands of fans have flocked to the event, using it as an opportunity to dress up as their favourite character and mingle.
Comic-Con is one of the entertainment highlights of the year, though what's on offer for 2013?
Geeks of the world unite, for San Diego Comic Con 2013 is finally here. The cast and creators of your favorite cult television shows and movies are descending on the Californian city to tease new series', reveal casting details and give away tons of free stuff.
This place is like Glastonbury - it's impossible for you to see everything you want to see - so you're just gonna have to accept the inevitable clashes and focus on our Top 10 events that you really don't want to miss.
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The Kickstarter project for Veronica Mars: The Movie smashes records, reaching the $2 million goal in less than 24 hours.
The Veronica Mars movie is happening!
We’d love to say “told you so”, but really, did anyone have any doubts? With a funny campaign video, some pretty awesome perks and an extremely devoted cult following, it was pretty much certain that the Kickstarter campaign, which went online yesterday, would reach its goal of $2 million. What people didn’t expect though, was that it would happen in less than 24 hours. This makes it not only the biggest and most ambitious Kickstarter project to date, but also the fastest to reach its goal. So, the moral of the story? All hail the awesome power of the internet. And devoted fans, of course.
Now Kristen Bell just has to take care of all those personal phone call perks. It’s probably good that they didn’t say “home visit” or something. People really do miss the feisty teenage detective and the whole VM crew, whose on-screen lives were cut short after just three seasons. So now the show’s creator Rob Thomas, along with what's left of the talented cast, face the difficult task of making a film that will please the hardcore marsmallows. You guessed it, that’s the affectionate name for the VM fandom. With the budget taken care of, you can expect the film on a screen near you sometime in 2014. Can we get three cheers?
Continue reading: Veronica Mars Kickstarter Smashes Records, Reaching Its Goal Overnight
Of course, it helps that season three of Veronica features a healthy portion of the show at its best, alongside the weaker. In previous years, Veronica would be working on a single over-arching case throughout the season, even as each episode brought a new mystery-of-the-week. This format was dropped in season three in an effort to bring a new audience to the ratings-challenged show. While these 20 episodes lack the long build and unity of purpose afforded to previous story arcs, the experiments with format -- shorter arcs at first, and then "stand-alone" episodes which are nonetheless rich in both story and character development -- reveal Veronica Mars as a sturdy enterprise, entertainment value intact across structural changes.
Continue reading: Veronica Mars: Season Three Review
Jon Favreau claims partial responsibility (as co-screenwriter) for this stumbling mess, a film that could've used dark humor and the luxury of retrospect to comment on the freakish habits of our late 1990s Internet culture. (The script, in theory at least, is based on Po Bronson's novel.) Instead, Favreau, screenwriter Gary Tieche (creator of TV's MDs), and director Mick Jackson (L.A. Story) play it as safe, as slow, and as vanilla as possible.
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Dave Foley reprises the deer-in-the-headlights character he's been pushing for a decade, this time playing an executive convinced he'll be accused of murdering his boss (the usual pulling-the-bloody-knife-from-the-corpse trick). The catch is that the actual murder (and murderer) has been caught on film, so Foley's not really suspected at all.
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