Well – here we are today and I have before me the Still Remains of the new film by Pablo D’Stair. Not familiar?? For some of the newer Most Beloveds, Pablo is an independent director who came around the site here and asked me to review his first movie, good or bad. Well, I watched and give it a good rogering and he was a really good fucking sport about it. If you weren’t around yet or don’t remember, a bunch of us had a good time that day and you could always check it out HERE. For real – click that link before you read this, if you don’t know about that post.
Anyway – a few weeks ago, Mr D’Stair came around asking people who looked at A Public Ransom if they’d like to look at his new film (this one) and if so, if we’d like to review it. And I’m getting ready to. But first, I am sure Pablo would like any sort of feedback on his new film and, if you were interested, you can check it out in its entirety HERE. Pablo is a good bloke and always seems to be willing to talk about his work, whether you like it or not.
Before I get on with this, or even Get It On with this, I want to again reinforce that I am a HUGE defender and proponent of Independent Film – I even support them when I can afford it. I appreciate when someone gets their shit made – good or bad – because I’ve never made a movie. Fuck – I started writing a screenplay SEVEN fucking years ago and never finished it. So – whether I like something or not, it’s better than the movie I’ve made which is Jack Shit.
So, like we did before, I’ll split this up into two small reviews – one for the Professional Gentleman (because that’s what I am) and…. an IPC version….
Review One (BONG!!!!!!!)
Pablo – thanks again for giving me the opportunity to look at your movie! I remember we didn’t see eye to eye on the last one but I still appreciated you made it. You know I am honest out here (and in real life) so I can tell you that I liked this one better. You might remember, I’m not a big fan of dialogue heavy movies but… I did like it better. I appreciate the restraint of the lead and the lack of constant arm waving this time around. I don’t totally get what the title is all about and could have used some closure at the end but – you totally nailed it with the song over the end credits. I listened to that four times. Nice find! I wish you good fortunes and hope you keep it up!
Review Two (BONG!!!!!!)
Well, Probies, our friend Pablo made another movie and asked me to look at it. It took awhile to get to because I can’t stream movies where I normally watch them any more but I took a day off recently and gave it a look. I have to tell you – because I love you – that, I did like this more than A Public Ransom – I did – but it’s still just a group of people standing around talking non-stop. I mean NON STOP. I don’t think I’ve EVER seen a grown man talk so goddamned much. At least he doesn’t wave his arms all over the fucking place like a monkey this time around. Someone throw this guy some money so we can get a little action in his next thing. Something to take away from all the yapping.
This time around a man and a woman are arguing. Then the man argues with someone else. Then he argues with his wife again. Then he argues with a chick in a parking lot. Then his wife goes missing and he argues with her brother. Then he argues with a private detective. Then he argues with the fiance of the chick in the parking lot who has also gone missing. Then the wife shows back up after three weeks and they argue a little bit and kiss.
There were a couple of things I liked in here though – at one point the lead is talking to the private dick and he asks “You’re not a very good private detective are you?” and he replies “No, not really.” and I LOL-d a little. Also – over the credits a song called “Don’t Fuck With Love” by a band called The Sad Little Stars plays. I totally liked that song and would even add it to the five songs on my iPad if ever think about it again. In any case – I liked this one better than the first outing but still….. shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…..