The time that exists between SXSW and Comic-Con, from about the end of March until mid-July, is what I like to call my self-improvement time. There are no major film festivals, events or other diversions that have me running for fried foods. I still live in Austin, the world’s capital of live music and delicious BBQ, but I suppose it’s time that I actually work on a diet. Have to get my body in shape for Comic-Con so that I can finally wear my Conan the Barbarian costume in Hall H. Which is why I was drawn to Joe Cross’ documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Like many a movie blogger, I’m at least two of the three. In the pic, a very overweight and unhealthy Cross takes on a radical “juice fasting” diet. Just watching the trailer, you’ll be instantly drawn to Joe’s incredible story (and the stories of the people he meets as he travels across America). So that’s where we’ll start. Don’t worry, we will get to the free stuff soon enough.