The doors are wide open for nerds to fund their own wish projects, Guardians of the Galaxy comes to the mainstream, Netflix goes 4k, David Copperfield’s secret warehouse is exposed and finally, the great SXSW vs. Sundance debate is settled in tonight’s clean-up round.
- Short-lived shows that could use a Kickstart: Now that Veronica Mars has raised many millions of dollars in only a day on Kickstarter, it’s time to begin looking at the next great property that could use some crowd-funded help. How about a Pushing Daisies movie? Or the return of Party Down? A Freaks and Geeks reunion? Yeah, actually, all of that sounds fine to me. (Mental Floss)
- Netflix to stream in 4K: The streaming service turned wannabe TV network is looking to bring its original series House of Cards into the next iteration of home entertainment. Now all you have to do is buy a 4K TV for $10,000 and wait ’til 2014. (The Verge)
- Inside David Copperfield’s Secret Warehouse: Traditionally, set visits and junket reports are more for the journalists who attend than their audience. That’s no secret. But in this most recent instance, my good friend Peter at /Film has crafted a fun tale of heading out to David Copperfield’s secluded warehouse to learn about magic. It’s attached to the press tour for Burt Wonderstone, but let’s not let that fact get in the way of a good story. (/Film)
- Guardians got next: The ever-talented Brian Truitt at USA Today has an in-depth piece on Marvel’s upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy, which will surely be Marvel’s riskiest project since getting into production on their own. Set almost entirely in space and filled with characters that aren’t Iron Man, Guardians is going to be different. But it also might be a lot of fun. (USA Today)
- The Great Debate: SXSW vs. Sundance: Our own chief critic Rob Hunter lent some time to Film.com, where he takes the side of Team SXSW in a debate against Eric D. Snider and the virtues of the Sundance Film Festival. They are both great, but which festival is better? (Film.com)
Also, we as a staff reject the notion that Rob is “an ignorant slut,” as he’s now been called on several occasions. It’s just not true.