4 items from 2012
A slow-motion car crash of miscalculated charisma, BuzzKill lives and rapidly dies by Daniel Raymont’s grating lead performance. As a struggling screenwriter nearing the end of the line, he’s a man in desperate straits: A former tenant recently died in his apartment, there’s a rotting animal moldering in the walls, and his agent thinks he should give up on his ultra-depressing labor of love and try writing something called Black Santa. Viewers who haven’t already tuned out may recognize the agent’s voice as that of Martin Short in Jiminy Glick mode; Short is one of »
New feature that I tried out last week and which I plan on continuing into the future: Check Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film’s Facebook page tomorrow (Monday) to see which link got the most clicks.
The L.A. Times published an in-depth profile of filmmaker Nicholas McCarthy about his struggles in trying to get a feature film going. A coda that happened post article publication: McCarthy’s The Pact just got picked up for distribution by IFC Midnight after a few successful Sundance screenings. I remember reviewing the short film version of The Pact about a year ago…Speaking of Sundance, if you want an awesome “boots on the ground” report on what attending the festival is actually like, you have to scroll through donna k.’s tons of film reviews and photo posts about her adventures there. I’ve avoided all other Sundance coverage except hers. »
- Mike Everleth
Read our exclusive interview with actor Daniel Raymont, who plays struggling writer Ray Wyatt in the new comedy ‘Buzzkill.’ The film, which was directed and co-written by Steven Kampmann, follows Ray as he becomes upset that his girlfriend, Sara (played by Reiko Aylesworth), wants him to grow up; his landlord wants him to pay his rent; and his girl on the side, Nicole (portrayed by Krysten Ritter), wants him to loosen up. Deciding that he’s finished with life, he hits the road. Ray’s life changes when he meets the notorious serial killer known as the “Karaoke Killer” (played by Darrell Hammond). After stealing Ray’s car and manuscript, the Karaoke Killer »
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 14, 2012
Price: DVD $24.99, Blu-ray $24.99
In the movie, Raymont plays Ray, who, between his professional and personal problems, which include a girlfriend who wants him to grow up (Reiko Aylesworth, TV’s Hawaii Five-o) and a girl-toy (Ritter) who wants him to loosen up, decides he’s finished with life. Just as he’s about to give up, Ray becomes famous when a notorious serial killer, named the “Karaoke-Killer,” steals his car and latest book. Fame and fortune are suddenly at Ray’s door-step … but no one can find him.
4 items from 2012
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