Now I've seen yet another Laura Gemser performance but I am not kidding when I say that you'd see more of her in a 30" commercial for dish soap. My girlfriend is less covered up when she's walking around in a below-zero blizzard, and at least I get to see her all day, instead of simply several seconds now & then.
I realize that part of this supposedly features a TV battle game but any such TV show would be canceled after one episode. This whole film appears as though they were attempting to make all characters move as if in a video-game. That may sound like an interesting concept but it is not. If you wish to make things more exciting, you speed things up; you don't slow everything down.
"Futuristic action" No, it is not. "Futuristic" means as if in the future. It does not mean claimed to be set in the future but written & produced by such uncreative slags that it more resembles the distant past, as predicting the future would require imagination, intelligence, and a decent budget. "Hey, Zimbo, they didn't have machine guns or motorcycles in the distant past." But if they had, they wouldn't have gotten off their zippy transportation, dropped their automatic weapons, and fought hand-to-hand with swords. Those moronic nonmutants deserved to die! This was "action" in the sense that jumping off your scooter and engaging in a "battle" dance is, i.e. it was not.
"fun" "romp" -- No character in this film had any fun, and I don't grasp how viewers can. I guess some people enjoy watching hospital soap operas but not me. "Romp" implies fun & humor but I saw none whatsoever. There's a difference between a train wreck and a panel van which slowly gets mired in a puddle of muck. Oh, but we were taught an important lesson about how we should be kinder to the mutants we meet, as they likely have hidden good features to make up for their mutantism? How could Laura Gemser have sunk this low?
Next time, I'd suggest they title their film with a less common name. I had to struggle through IMDb's list to figure out which short I was actually looking for. That positively reminded me of the depicted gal's struggle against her captors.
I'm always happy to see some more entertaining shorts over at YouTube. "a short horror movie made in 51 hours for the 2011 Producers' Guild's Debra Hill short film contest" - It sounds to me like they expended as much effort & inspiration as those who developed the new TV series I've seen so far this Fall.
Not "bad". Simply not long enough to work out to be "good". The sort of humorous, little short we make to show our friends or that we see on YouTube.
After finding & watching this thing, I found myself wondering why it's listed here on IMDb, while so many longer and more meaningful flicks are not. Well, now it's got a review, too -- about as deep as the film itself. Our thanks go out to Mamet and the actors for occasionally making this sort of stuff, as well as their bigger, more profitable shows. It's nice that they enjoy their work more than I do mine.
The days of censorship. How some actors get into character. How some actors miss out on acting jobs. How some actors get misjudged by directors. How some actors keep from drowning. How some actors get ticked off. How some producers choose titles. How some actors look too lasciviously. How to storm past violence. What Hitchcock had to do with Cape Fear. All interesting.
See the camera. See how Hopkins writes. See how Hopkins directs. "That's the trick of directing -- get out of the way." Fifteen minutes later everything's been clarified. Yeah, right. Well, it's interesting.
It's nice that they save these extra video snippets and collect them into these Making Of Featurettes, isn't it, instead of simply throwing them all away? It's nice that they periodically try their hands at those experimental pieces isn't it? It's nice that they enjoy themselves while working anyway (unlike me in my job).
They did go a little bit into how they cast the Prison Break series but their comments were more illuminating for how much they revealed about how differently the developers and actors saw the series than me. If you're expecting to actually learn how they shot these shows, as I had been, you'll be disappointed.
Several actors commented on how they didn't see what the writers were gonna have happen next, while I didn't tend to have that problem with the series myself.
Are these peoples' ideas of art to be blueprints? No, not at all. As you'll see, what all these guys & gals see as art is tattoos. They're supposedly cramming as much data as possible onto the character's bod. So why is this simply an all-black tattoo instead of with lots of different colored inks, as I've seen on plenty of nude models? I'm afraid we do not get an answer to that.
But I sure did learn a lot more about tattoos than I knew before. And more about how tattoo artists look at things than I ever knew either. And more explanation of the designs that they're hiding the maps in than the series provides + various details of design changes.
While listening to the commentary tracks for Prison Break I had wondered about all the history of Joliet's prison, which the directors & actors had referred to but not actually explained. And now I've learned it. 'More fun than a drive through Will County. More illuminating than a stop at their visitor center. More edifying than a stay @ Joliet Correctional.
Not inaccurate as to the Carry On series having become irrelevant but that surely was not due simply to the sexual revolution passing Carry On film-writers by, as they seem to be trying to suggest here. I'm afraid this is more an excuse to just repackage old footage than it is to scientifically analyze the Carry On films.
But if you're looking for an excuse to watch some old clips again though, here it is.
This is not that long of a video, which I take it is likely why it has rated so low (4.7)--it's informative and enjoyable but there's only so much that they could cover in such a brief "special edition" added-on short. I am glad though that they did make this and add it onto my videotape (and I assume also onto the DVD), as it does offer some insights into The Gift and the experience of working on it.
Well, as a sort of semi-fan (myself), I learned plenty about his career and found it interesting to hear it all -- once. All the info snippets stuck in between the songs, sort of like listening to deejays on the radio. A relatively painless way to watch projects of a dozen bands I ignored when they were released, along with those of a couple rock bands I actually was a fan of. A nice reminder that, although I enjoyed people like him stretching rock music in new directions, Eno's musical interests sure are NOT the same as mine however.
I guess this "documentary" is no more commercial than Eno's music is. So that's a good thing? Sort of someone applying the equivalent of Eno's audio philosophies to the idea of making a performer documentary. Was the BBC successful in what they were trying to put together? What WERE they trying to accomplish? Well, it is different. Have a nice day.
It's always nice seeing the Sex Pistols, and hardcore Pistols fans will enjoy watching all this but, no, this is not a well-crafted tale of a band. This film-maker does not know how to edit. Unless you all believe it makes sense to have each interviewee repeat each point time after time.
I'm thankful they didn't simply throw all this footage out and I was able to watch this once but this is not a real movie. The Sex Pistols were a punk rock band? I've never heard chart positions mentioned so often since wikipedia. Was this a high school film club project? I've now heard enough from Steve Dior to last myself a lifetime.
The cameraman (B Skow I guess) wanders backstage (somewhere) and starts chatting up Chloe Kez and desiring to sniff her underwear. Does this really count as "cinematography"? Sure is easy to amuse, unlike the women I tend to meet myself.
If we can believe everything we're told, she's from Maryland and she's nervous and she giggles and she's impressed by the size of his camera. Shot in LA. Before she was in the beach flick with Pauly Harker (which is not listed by IMDb). Shown signing her Brand New Faces certificate. Counts as a legal document in Hollywood? Her favorite sex position is "Spoon" -- whatever that means. She's Irish (as she also makes a point of in that B.B.A.G. 11). When she signs her name, it's "Lilly" (as she does also model under) rather than Chloe.
Claims her chest is natural, which got that big at 16 or 17. Her nipples are "cotton candy pink". Worked at Hooters and as a nanny. Loves kids, including a 16-year-old. She's 19. See her favorite underwear. Vegetarian. Masturbation jokes. Excited about getting into the porn biz. She doesn't tan. Compares the cameraman to doctors inspecting her. Starred in her school musicals. Has to be in the mood to act. Has only slept with a few boyfriends.
Sex positions: missionary, cowgirl, reverse cowgirl, spoon, augie. I guess one of those involves BJ. Chris Cannon likes slapping her butt. Also appearing sounds like "Carol" but, as I don't see any Carol in the full cast list, is that Cyle -- who soon left (from my excerpt)? Likes to start off slow. She took a break to pee. Chloe sure bounces around a lot. Takes shoes off. Enjoyed herself. Chloe is cute but I can't say this is different from a thousand other similar videos.
Shorts are something different than simply short movies, and this one nicely manages to build a suspenseful & funny five minutes of fun out of this five minutes. I don't know why shorts like this get created but I'm thankful that they do.
So is this what it's like dating a redhead? Well, I guess that'd be worth it. My long-term girlfriend wasn't red-haired but I must admit that I did sometimes wonder why she seemed so infatuated with me. What a wacky world we live in? And here's a delightful glimpse at just one small part of it.
However making a straightforward point of that in a science fiction film was too simple for EMI to bother with. Oh no, they decided to go one better and really drive their point home by using only stupid people to write and direct their flick. I suspect they also were trying to drum up a little sympathy for Britains from us charitable Americans, "Wow, Britains have to settle for so-called 'comedies' like this which are not funny? OK, I won't complain about Congress sending them more financial aid." How can someone not like a movie which tries to poke fun at aliens by mocking crappy pop singers & Belgian drivers? Did you miss the first vomiting gag? Don't be glum. They puke throughout this flick. I did find this DVD interesting for the further little insights into British culture that I picked up from watching it. I figure that's worth an additional two stars. And, although only several lines were actually funny, I did laugh AT this film a lot; I was laughing at the failure of the lines & situations to be funny that were obviously MEANT to be but, yes, I was laughing, so I figure that's worth a couple stars (if you laugh at people falling down stairs, as I do). And for those of you who bought the DVD and need a reason to ever watch it again, it featured a view of a man's naked penis. Look to see if you can spot it. That's worth a fifth star in a PG-flick.