Bad Toys II. (<-- Click and watch it!!!) FUN FUN FUN!!! Best line: "Oh no, Legos!" Legos as flaming road debris! This short was a crazy road chase done using toy cars and loud sound and music and who the heck needs Michael Bay?
Broken Up. Funniest break-up dialog I have heard in years. The girl is hot, and the guy and girl are funny. (Sorry that I can't say if the guy looks good or not, straight guys are not allowed to judge that. Maybe I can learn from the guys at Prism Comics.)
A Perfect Day. You can have tension without bullets. I met the actor who played the postman (he was most excellent). Told him how good he was, and that he looked taller onscreen. I think the camera can add a few inches of height. I also asked what he had in his backpack (it was not loaded with ammo, this time).
How To Be Human. I asked the cast members if it was hard to be consistent with their made-up alien language. They said yes. This was one of the made-in-72-hours movies. A taste of Cinemasports, but I think these are better quality flicks.
Chronicle Simpkins Will Cut Your Ass. Three tough thug tetherball girls! You are not the tough, they are the toughs! Who'd think you'd root for three thugs? Best line: "Walk away!" muffled through a huge retainer.
Fool's Day. WOW WOW WOW WOW!!! Has a little Scanners scene. And wonderful kid actors trying to cover up a no-no. And the funniest fulla-himself cop I have seen in ages. And I am gonna smell my coffee before gulping it. So many great kid actors in this film fest, how I wish they'd been around when Lucas made Phantom Menace.
Slomo. Inspiring! An old man has reinvented himself as a skater. He said he wants to just not become an a-hole again. The vids of this guy skating are amazing.
Obit. Nice short performance from an old guy.
20S. The one question you do not ask a guy if you are trying to discover if he is not an evil clone.
King of Size. Who's have thunk that I--a nerdy pot-belly guy--would be inspired by a movie about a bodybuilder? It is about the drive, the obsession, the determination. The injuried that he went through, OUCH, and he still bodybuilt. WOW. I feel some of that obsession in my writing. Mentioned obsession during the Q&A to the guy who made the flick (a normal size guy), nice guy.
Penny Dreadful. Red Chief in Mark Twain's story has some tough competiion here. Meanest, scariest, funniest little girl to hit the screen in decades.
Cootie Contamination. Boys hate cooties. Girls are smarter.
Do I Have To Take Care Of Everything? FINLAND!!! Scandinavian comedy of errors.
Requiem For Romance. Beautiful, simple animation of two warriors set to a phone call of a romance breakup. Lovely.
The Hindsight Bias. Saw this time travel piece before, and it is just as good the second time. The lead in that vid would agree, he he!
Epilogue. Cool snippet on heaven, purgartoy, and hell for a not so nice guy. Met one of the actors: tought looking thug who gets strangled. We talked. Nice guy. Gonna look him up on Facebook.
Flawless. Neat take on the spell of beauty story. The price of the spell at the end wonderfully surprised me.
Endgames. What happens after we die? Maybe the creative types fare better.
Ghost Corp. Teaser for a web series that I need to look up.
Hark. Seen before. Made by a guy who fights modern day slavery. The little girl int he fick was adorable during Q&A. She said she wished she could stay up later; that vid was short at night.
Numbers. A wonderful fantasy idea. Some people can see numbers over other people. What do the numbers mean? Cool counts? Scary counts?
Pilgrim and the Private Eye. Excellent actors and wonderful foreshadowing in this homage to "The Sting." Talked with one of the main actors. Have I mentioned that one of the delights of these film fest is talking with the film makers? Sharp, creative minds!
The Exchange. Excellent satire of the stock market, from a guy who has a talent for buying high and selling low.
Sandbox. Great twist ending. I'll have a similar twist for (as a little girl) Holly Hansson and a Batman action figure. Or doll, Holly might call it a doll, action figure is a boy thing.
At The Hand of Someone You Trust. What was that Woody Allan joke about sex with someone he loves?