Monday, September 9, 2013

What’s UP: Balloon to the Rescue! (2009)

Hollywood is a very busy place with thousands of hardworking people collaborating every day to create films.  There’s the big players, like the directors, the producers, and the actors that we all know.  Then there are people with lesser celebrated, yet equally important, roles.  These people work behind the scenes, they are the cameramen, the boom operators, the animators, the lighting people, etc.  Every one of these people has a very important job that, with their combined efforts, creates cinema.  It tells a story that can make us laugh or cry or even change the way we think about the world.

What’s UP: Balloon to the Rescue!” was not made this way.  This movie was most likely created by a team of four during the course of an alcohol fueled weekend in New Jersey.


I apologize if I’ve offended alcoholics and people from Jersey.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Deatherman - 2012

By now, most of you know that I'm a huge fan of low/no budget films and just about anything independent.  I will always rate a bad independent film more favorably than a bad studio film.  If big name actors like, say, Adam Sandler or Al Pacino make an awful movie about some shitty twin love connection, that's not ok.  You expect better from years worth of experience and millions of dollars invested.  You don't expect a rap song about goddamn coffee and 15 minute poop jokes.  However, if one guy and a small group of his friends make a movie of questionable quality, you're more likely to be ok with it.

Tonight I watch Deatherman, the story of a weatherman who just wants a little respect. 


Also, murder.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ball’s Out! - 2009

After my recent review of Kung Fu Joe, I got an email from a member of Ball's Out Films asking if I'd like to give their movie a shot.

Now, let's make something clear, I got as far as "Balls Out Films", and immediately decided that I would watch anything they had to present.  The actual content of the film was unimportant.


With an estimated budget of $1000, according to their IMDB page, I'm absolutely positive that this is going to be awesome.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Kung Fu Joe - 2009

Thanks to Reddit, I've recently become aware of an indie film called Kung Fu Joe.  This movie follows the formula of most Blaxploitation films and the old Kung Fu movies of the 70's, yet lacks all of the varying ethnicities.


What this movie lacks in acting, plot, and black people, it more than makes up for in charm, sporadic humor, and effort.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Interview with the King of Frazier Park

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with the director and lead actor of The FP, Jason Trost, and discussed some of his past and current projects. 

Most of you will recognize Jason as the “beat beat nigga boot” wearing protagonist from The FP, the movie about Dance Dance Revolution gang fights I reviewed a while back.  You may also recognize him from the trailers of All Superheroes Must Die, his latest film, just released on Video-On-Demand and to be released on DVD/Blu-Ray January 29th, 2013.  I highly recommend you go check out the trailer, and Amazon and snag your copy.


Also, before we get started with this “literally copy and pasted from a Skype conversation” interview, if you haven’t seen my introduction to a local screening of The FP at MAGFest 2013, go check it out.  It was a ton of fun and everyone (most people) seemed to enjoy themselves.