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Mark your calendar: greatness arrives May 2

I'm not sure how many of you folks were fortunate enough to check out SON OF RAMBOW during Fantastic Fest 2007, but I can tell you as one of the lucky ones that this is going to be one of my personal favorite releases of 2008. Boldly going out on screen on the first weekend of summer blockbuster season , SON OF RAMBOW is brilliant counter-programming. One of the best coming-of-age comedies I've ever seen.

Here's the storyline:
"A nostalgic trip back to the 1980s, Son of Rambow is an inventive valentine to an era where, for the first time in history, young minds had access to technology that allowed them to create their own stories while paying homage to their larger-than-life heroes from the movies that inspired them. Will, who isn't allowed to watch TV or go to the movies, expresses himself through his drawings and illustrations until he finds himself caught up in the extraordinary world of Lee Carter, the school terror and crafter of bizarre home movies. Carter exposes Will to a pirated copy of the first Rambo film, First Blood, which blows his mind wide open." -Sundance Film Festival

Trust me folks, it's as good as it sounds (if that sounds good to you). They just released the trailer online yesterday, so I felt it my duty as a fellow fanboy to alert you to it's presence. Those of you who follow my advice and watch the trailer now will be breaking out the red crayon to circle May 2 on your calendar as "the big day." IronMan also comes out on May 2, so circle it twice.

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