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lighting, the script, the costumes, the storytelling, and the directing. The production was high quality the acting and casting was well done. The story from Grimm’s I am familiar with so I was thrilled with this adaptation. It reminded me of the original French movie version of “Beauty and the Beast”. The story was precise and conclusive, just well thought out. The camera work was creative but not ridiculously unnecessary. The directing did not give away too much too soon, but it was too short. I would like to see more reserved intelligent film. Title: This Killing Business Score: “C” Comments: The make-up was too overdone with guy-liner and too much dye. The costumes were pointless. Why would a salesman’s wardrobe consist of fishing vests in different colors that he wears everywhere including to a funeral? The girlfriend was wearing the same scarf everyday at the end. The whole thing had a ‘lost touch with reality’ feeling. Most of the problem was the rampant over-acting. Women portrayed as quietly going along with any sort of nonsense. For example a woman who “Likes it rough” but is too spineless to say anything about her boyfriend attempting to strangle her and leave her for dead in the woods. The grieving widow is glad someone killed her cheating husband because she never did anything about it. Several of the lines in the script were read ambiguously which further dissolves the suspension of disbelief. The synced voice-overs were getting gimmicky but was a nice touch at first. The sound was good the music at the end was a good choice. Title: Orenthal: The Musical Score: “C”
Comments: The title should imply some sort of humorous film alas this is not the case. A reference is made to Orrville Ohio and some scenes were supposedly shot there that might be of interest. The film is about a fraudulent “Theater artist” with no accomplishments who has the self-centered arrogance of Jonah Hill. He wears the costume of a Zach Galafinakis character which we have seen before and there is no way he could afford to buy. Then he pulls the nudity a la Will Ferrell that we have seen before. It’s not that it lacks originality but it lacks commitment to these gags as well. We are missing all of the facial expression the mugging for the camera that finishes the deed. The other actors are upstaging the main character in everyway they are not in the same league at all. Then there is the camera; a documentary style that should have ended when they were thrown out of the church auditorium. For some reason the film crew follows the failed actor to East Pumpkin-F*@k, Ohio to live in Grammas’ basement. The script has some humor but not an hour and a half’s worth. It has very good supporting performances, but not from the main character. The sound is good even outdoors although it is incomplete. Title: Hyde Score: “B” Comments: Low quality production the sound and the lighting were below average. Inside the house there were shadows and the faces were only half lit it’s too hard to imagine anyone living like that. The supposed night vision scenes were clearer. Even the parking lot at the store was too dimly lit to be real. There were several lose ends in the script. The main character was too vague in some scenes as though he had no drive or purpose the director should have caught that. The neighborhood watch guy was too rushed in his delivery and had very little interaction like it wasn’t rehearsed. The wife did an excellent job with her character and the baby was perfect. The film missed out on the suspense and mystery with the distracting quality issues.