Movies Galore takes a look at Director Robert Meniot’s short film “Pearl Harbor 2: Pearlmeggedon” from 2001!

Written by David Strege

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Brought to us by Built-D Pictures this short film was directed by Robert Menoit and a political Satire Comedy based and Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckman Films “Pearl Harbor,” “Armegeddon,” and ” The Rock.”

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The Film begins as an Aide (Offutt) to president Franklin D. Roosevelt (Clark) came in to breif the president on two Meteors that seem to be hurtling towards the earth at ginormous speeds… FDR kept going through the list of possible threats…

Then it shoots to a briefing room where a scientist and a group of Presidential Cabinet men are sitting about to discuss the meteor and the group of men experienced in drilling were to arrive to save the day led by Matt Ripley (Rothman)  as they slow mo March into the room as the Meteors hit on Hiroshima and Nagasaki…

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Now I know that this is a mock on Vietnam and the films it makes fun of but people at the time took the comedy in this short film to an extremity that didn’t need to go there… yes Vietnam was a terribly sad time but I think this was a comical little film and a decent play on the war films and disaster films as well as on history… also mocking the love story in Pearl Harbor…

I think this was very funny and humorous  the actors were having fun and I think you can tell it was supposed to be as such. If you’ll notice something the actor playing Riply (Rothman) is now a director himself of several short films including a feature of his short film (Scythe) …

i think his character is supposed to mock Matt Damon a little bit and can see how he resembled him a bit but I thoroughly enjoyed the comedy in this film I think it actually played on network Tv for a bit too…

Starring Butch Hammett as Marine, Byrne Offutt as Aide, Bryan Clark as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hallie Beaune as
Gwen, Nicholas Shinners as Ben, Jim Rothman as Matt Ripley, Greg Wendell Reid as MP, Chip Chinery as Advisory, Seth Goldstein as Admiral Oldgard, Hugh Lewis as Admiral Connery, Nicholas Shaffer as Scientist, Brian Patterson as
Soldier (uncredited),

Movies Galore takes a look at director Casey T. Malone’s short film “The Transient” from 2011!

Written by David Strege

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Brought to us once again by Absolutely No1 Films director Casey T. Malone brings us another short film called “The Transient.”

We are introduced to a comic book artist by the name of Billy Hogarth (Kutz) a man of some repute as he has a line of a man that has a weakness to light a superhero of sorts.

Beginning of the film (In black and White)  we see a young man running while we hear a train go over tracks… and then a man blowing his brains out… next we’re intoduced to Hogart…

Having a condition where he hasn’t left his home in over five years is agent calls to tell him he has to come up with something else to kickstart his career again as his main character a superhero with an affinity to light isn’t making their sales….

It is from the end of this phone call it starts getting weird…  not only does he start seeing or talking to himself but he begins to see figures outside and hear noises until the doorbell rings and a man called Mr. Fate (Thompson) steps into his life… and tells him he’s already been dead…

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I thought I liked something about the short films of Malone each of which have somewhat built upon the imaginative eye like in this short a man’s Comic Strip became his own life in a sense…

I think the acting was decent Mr. Fates Character could have been a little more ominous but I think the effect and the way the words were enunciated as in diction was perfect for the role…

I think I’d of liked to have seen more of a back story from this film I enjoyed it and certainly recommend it for those who haven’t seen the film to search it out was interesting…

Starring Nate Kutz as Billy Hogarth, Mike Thompson as Mr. Fate / The Transient, Chris Kohlenberg as The Shadow, Brendan Malone as Man, Yesac Enolam as
Steve, Molly Corfman as Real Estate Agent.