Goosebumps Deleted Scene : Reggie Retro

This episode has been a long time coming. I have the stupid habit of scripting out my videos in my head instead of on paper, and making up a lot more on the day. This frees me up as a performer and editor because I can see what is and isn’t working while creating. A fun process, just not a very productive one. So the Goosebumps episode has been swimming around in my brain for about a month, and I’m only now getting to it.

Unlike previous Reggie Retro videos, this one has a small plot. In favor of keeping this barely there plot moving I had to cut a minute long scene where Reggie remissness about his favorite Goosebumps memory from childhood. Cutting it hurt so much (because it’s a true story) that I just HAD to release it somehow.

Here it is as a special deleted scene. Released days before the damn video is finished.

 

 

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Blue Velvet (1986) and The Hidden (1987) – 2 Non Critics

It’s been a full week since Non Critic Will and Dustin got together to talk movies. With Dustin not yet fully over his flu and Will swamped with work, things had to be delayed.

To make up for lost time they combined episodes into a massive double feature!

David Lynch’s classic Blue Velvet and Jack Sholder’s 1987 alien B-Movie The Hidden.

Much love to Kyle Kyle MacLachlan

Children Of Dune (2003) 2 Non Critics

Last week a sudden illness kept me down for a few days. Today, 2 Non Critics is back in full form!

Non Critic Will and Dustin complete the Syfy Channel Dune Mini-series saga with the 2003 adaptation of Dune Messiah and Children of Dune.

With a look ahead at what’s to come.

’90s Sci-Fi Fiend

One of my many proposed projects has been one called Wannabe Trekker, where I watch one episode of Star Trek: Voyager every week and do a Vlog about it. After my first video went south due to some poor audio, I spent a lot of time rethinking the concept.

Part of the reason for going with Voyager was because it began in the ’90s and I have a special fondness for the science-fiction of that decade. Much of it wasn’t very good. Yet there was a warmth to it, and the sense that at least someone out there was trying, which I deeply identify with.

The more I got to thinking about covering sci-fi of the decade, the more excited I got. There was a lot more of it than you might think. I decided it might be fun to figure out which shows would be worth revisiting, maybe lay out a game plan, then give it a shot.

My initial thought is to avoid the ’90s big guns. No X-Files. No Trek. No Stargate. Maybe Outer Limits. Reason being that there is no shortage of content out there covering those shows. Earth 2  and Seaquest however…that opens possibilities.

Also out would be animation. Not that I don’t like animation, but I’m going for shows that have that warmth I mentioned.

I’m not sure if these would be daily videos, or just filler, but it should be fun.

Reggie Retro Special Edition

Illness beat the living hell out of me since Saturday. Still feeling pretty weak but strong enough to update a little something.

To make up for the lack on content, I decided to exploit the new camera I purchased and have Reggie Retro show it off to the world.

He unboxes his new Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 with rejoicing and condemnation from older sister Rita.

 

Frank Herbert’s Dune (2000) – 2 Non Critics

Before the SyFy Channel started to rely on garbage like Sharknado and Ghost Hunters, they took a big risk with the massive adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic novel Dune.

The 2 Non Critics have a long discussion about the nature of heroes, science-fiction, and storytelling.

We Do This Daily

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To get really good at something you have to do it every day. This is one of hundreds of reasons I failed as a writer. Zero self-discipline. The legendary Alan Moore once said that you have to treat writing like your deity, and if you don’t worship it every day it will punish you.

Videos and film is where I learned storytelling. Trying to convert that into strictly the written word was like trying to change my hair color through the power of positive thinking. Wasn’t going to happen.

Now that I find myself driven to produce content on the regular, in a medium I am fluent in, the possibility of doing it every day is becoming a reality.

At the moment I do two episodes of 2 Non Critics a week and one Reggie Retro video. I’m looking to bump that up. The nature of my quick and dirty approach means I have much more time to create. It would be nice to do multiple videos a day, but I have a real job to worry about.

However, one video a day is well within the realm of possibility. There are four more days in the week, and I have three more videos planned.

One will be short clips of Rita Rosenbaum, the sister of my Reggie Retro character. She works best in quick snippets and would make for some hilarious scenes. Another series similar to 2 Non Critics about music. Also, a review series on Star Trek: Voyager called Wannabe Trekker.

I hope my deity is pleased…

With all this stuff going on, guess I’d better learn how to promote myself.

2 Non Critics – Oldboy (2003)

Chances are you’ve either heard of seen or heard of the 2003 cult classic Oldboy. It’s a film that certainly elicits a powerful reaction from viewers. The same is true with Non Critic Will and Non Critic Dustin.

Hear from the point of view from someone who went into the film totally blind and someone else who knew far too much. One of the most lively discussions these two lifelong friends, and movie buffs, have had to date!

Bonus quick review of the recent remake.

 

2 Non Critics – Escape From New York (1981)

Seems impossible, but my friend, Non Critic Will has never seen the classic John Carpenter film Escape From New York. However, he has seen the much maligned Escape From L.A.

Amazed by this, I had to make it our next topic.

So the two lifelong friends and film buffs, with very different tastes, come together to discuss what Non Critic Dustin considers to be a perfect film.