I feel like there have been a lot of movies about LARPers recently — and when I say lots, I mean like three, which is more than enough, really. But what puts Knights of Badassdom ahead of the LARP-centered action-comedy pack is certainly its cast, which includes Peter Dinklage, Steven Zahn, Danny Pudi, Summer Glau, one of the Delightfully creepy McPoyle brothers from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and also a heart-eating succubus from hell. That’s a pretty solid entertainment line-up, right there. (Via Twitch)
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