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Posted at 10:47 PM 14 April 2014

This alternate opening scene would have made for a much shorter movie.

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Posted at 10:39 PM 14 April 2014
"You’re welcome."

"You’re welcome."

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Posted at 10:21 PM 13 April 2014
FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL
Before I Disappear: Grade A
Having been to film festivals for the past 6-7 years or so, I think Curfew still goes down as the best short films I’ve seen. It’s just one of those that hits all of the right notes…the story, the acting, the visuals were all brilliant. Shawn went on to win an Oscar for his film and he could not have been more deserving. So when I found out they were turning Curfew into a full-length feature and it would be apart of this year’s festival, I couldn’t be more excited to watch Richie and Sophia on screen again.
Before I Disappear does not disappoint. The backstories that are hinted at in Curfew are expanded upon. The night these two spend together is turned into a day with a few more stops along the way. It was a little tough for me to watch at times just because it doesn’t quite have the charm that Curfew had, the simple story it told. Sophia is a bit older so some of the innocence is lost, but the quick wit remains. There is still a lot of laughter, a lot of despair, and most importantly…a choreographed dance number in a bowling alley. 
I perfect way to wrap up my FFF 2014 experience. Till next year.

FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL

Before I Disappear: Grade A

Having been to film festivals for the past 6-7 years or so, I think Curfew still goes down as the best short films I’ve seen. It’s just one of those that hits all of the right notes…the story, the acting, the visuals were all brilliant. Shawn went on to win an Oscar for his film and he could not have been more deserving. So when I found out they were turning Curfew into a full-length feature and it would be apart of this year’s festival, I couldn’t be more excited to watch Richie and Sophia on screen again.

Before I Disappear does not disappoint. The backstories that are hinted at in Curfew are expanded upon. The night these two spend together is turned into a day with a few more stops along the way. It was a little tough for me to watch at times just because it doesn’t quite have the charm that Curfew had, the simple story it told. Sophia is a bit older so some of the innocence is lost, but the quick wit remains. There is still a lot of laughter, a lot of despair, and most importantly…a choreographed dance number in a bowling alley. 

I perfect way to wrap up my FFF 2014 experience. Till next year.

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Posted at 12:58 PM 12 April 2014

SNL IN TWO MINUTES

This is an awesome behind the scenes look at a typical night filming SNL. I guess I’ve never thought about it before, but it’s damn impressive how quickly they can dress a set for each skit. Cool stuff!

(Source: popculturebrain, via stuffbyberry)

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Posted at 10:09 PM 10 April 2014
I wish I could have headed up to One Spark this year but alas, with the FFF going on the same week and work and life getting in the way, I won’t be able to make it. But if you are in the Jacksonville, FL area, I highly recommend checking it out. It’s always great to see downtown bustling with creativity. Miss you J-ville.

I wish I could have headed up to One Spark this year but alas, with the FFF going on the same week and work and life getting in the way, I won’t be able to make it. But if you are in the Jacksonville, FL area, I highly recommend checking it out. It’s always great to see downtown bustling with creativity. Miss you J-ville.

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Posted at 9:42 PM 09 April 2014
FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL
The Front Man: Grade B
Listening to director Paul Devlin and star/subject Jim Wood speak about this film after I had watched it last night, it was clear the two of them didn’t realize what this film would become when they started it over 15 years ago. In the end, it became a tale about how It’s not always about the destination but the journey…at least that’s what I learned watching Jim reaching for stardom but having to “settle” for the american dream of a great job, beautiful house, and adoring wife, daughter and friends. 

Strike-The Greatest Bowling Movie Ever Told: Grade B-
This was a short film that premiered before The Front Man, a charming story of a man going for a “perfect series” in bowling: all strikes in 3 games for a score of 900. Apparently it has only happened 21 times on record since 1895. If you think you know how it will end…you’d be wrong.

FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL

The Front Man: Grade B

Listening to director Paul Devlin and star/subject Jim Wood speak about this film after I had watched it last night, it was clear the two of them didn’t realize what this film would become when they started it over 15 years ago. In the end, it became a tale about how It’s not always about the destination but the journey…at least that’s what I learned watching Jim reaching for stardom but having to “settle” for the american dream of a great job, beautiful house, and adoring wife, daughter and friends. 

Strike-The Greatest Bowling Movie Ever Told: Grade B-

This was a short film that premiered before The Front Man, a charming story of a man going for a “perfect series” in bowling: all strikes in 3 games for a score of 900. Apparently it has only happened 21 times on record since 1895. If you think you know how it will end…you’d be wrong.

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Posted at 9:29 PM 09 April 2014

Movie night at the FFF.

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Posted at 11:28 PM 08 April 2014
FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL
Doomsdays: Grade B-
This movie had a fun premise and lots of quirky moments, watching these two break into vacation homes, picking up a couple cohorts along the way. However, I wanted it to be a little better than it was. It started to drag a bit at the end and felt like they weren’t sure how to wrap it up. Still, worth checking out for a good laugh.

FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL

Doomsdays: Grade B-

This movie had a fun premise and lots of quirky moments, watching these two break into vacation homes, picking up a couple cohorts along the way. However, I wanted it to be a little better than it was. It started to drag a bit at the end and felt like they weren’t sure how to wrap it up. Still, worth checking out for a good laugh.

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Posted at 10:56 PM 06 April 2014

FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL

I started my 2014 FFF off strong with Shorts Program 1: Perfect Day and it did not disappoint. Shorts programs are always hit or miss, but this particular one was filled with a lot of good work.

Fool’s Day: Grade A

This was the first and the best of the series. Dark, twisted and hilarious story of a group of grade schoolers cleaning up after a prank goes horribly wrong. Aside from a few cheesy scenes here and there, this was full of LOL moments.

Cash for Gold: Grade C

Predictable, but a decent story that was well-acted. Was probably my least favorite of the series.

The Bravest, The Boldest: Grade B

Another short full of great talent and emotion as a woman avoids soldiers coming to give her news of her son’s death. The last moments really stick with you after the film ends.

ZZZZZZZ: Grade B

Short and surreal film about a couple sleepwalking through New York. I gave this a B just on the beautiful visuals alone. I wish the ending were a bit stronger though.

The Immaculate Reception: Grade C

I wanted to like this story more but I found myself not caring for the characters. That, and maybe love and football just don’t mix, ha!

Milk and Blood: Grade C+

Another dark comedy which, unfortunately after Fool’s Day, just fell flat. Had it’s moments, but overall was just mediocre. 

Setup, Punch: Grade B-

I was really torn with this one. Much like the story, it had me, then lost me, than had me again. I love the story, but as a film about a stand-up comedian, I wanted the main character’s routine to be funnier. Still a clever story which I enjoyed by the end.

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Posted at 11:36 AM 06 April 2014