Gorilla Cinema Success—The 1st Annual (hopefully) Gorilla Tango Film Festival went smoothly this last weekend. The festival featured three blocks of short film from filmmakers around the state. When the voting settled, Ryan Denmark's “Date 1.0”came out in first place, followed by Cyndi Trissel's “Phone Friends” in second place. Matt Page's “Shootin' for Love” and Jason Witter's “One Hour Conspiracy” tied for third. Matt Page's “Dial the Devil” locked down fourth place, while Phillip Hughes' “Yellowville” rounded out the top five. Congratulations to all the filmmakers who participated. Thanks to all the folks at Gorilla Tango for supporting local film. And a big “muchas gracias” to all the audience membes who came to check out the local talent.
All musicals are, by their very nature, fantasies. They require audiences to believe in an alternate universe in which ordinary people are prone to burst into song at the drop of a hat. The success of a musical depends, largely, on how quickly and how comfortably you believe in this world in which street gangs take out their aggressions by dancing and Nazi officers can carry a tune.
Yours, Mine and Ours
Hijinks ensue in a house full of kids. (Wacky hijinks, mind you.)
Following Hollywood's current trend of repetition and regurgitation, Yours, Mine and Ours is a remake of an obscure 1968 Lucille Ball vehicle which most people have never heard of and were not, therefore, clamoring for a remake of.
All Stuffing, All the Time
Thanksgiving Around the Dial
Every time a holiday rolls around, I imply that you hate your relatives and would rather spend the holiday avoiding them and watching TV. I realize now that that is wrong. After all, there are plenty of reasons why you would want to spend your holidays staring at the Idiot Box. You could, for example, be a misanthrope with no family or friends.
The Week in Sloth
“I Love the Holidays” (VH1 7:30 p.m.) Celebrities chat about Christmas, Hannuka and New Years. ... Do I really need to know if Paris Hilton thinks New Years is “hot” or not?
“Bigfootville” (Travel Channel 9 p.m.) Travel Channel takes an excursion to a small Oklahoma town where many of the town's residents claim to have had encounters with a 9-foot-tall humanoid. I don't even know the name of this town, but I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say it has a high bar-to-redneck ratio.