KICKASSIA (2010) – 2 Non Critics

The Nostalgia Critic gets mentioned here a LOT. Doug Walker’s work with that character, the universe he built, and his friends at thatguywiththeglasses.com has brought me out of my ten year darkness. Along with James Rolfe and cinemassacre.com, I have finally seen the kind of entertainment I always wanted to create but never thought possible.

In this edition of 2 Non Critics, Non Critics Dustin and Will discuss, at great length, the power of passion and striving to create what is truly special. All these feelings (and more!) were stirred by the wonderfully innovative 2012 web series (turned film by youtube) called KICKASSIA!

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Across The Hall (2009) – 2 Non Critics

A thrilling and suspenseful episode of 2 Non Critics tonight!

Non Critic Will suggested Non Critic Dustin to watch the 2009 Non-Linear thriller Across The Hall starring the late Brittany Murphy and the TV star Mike Vogel.

Interesting note: The director is a dude by the name of Alex Merkin. Perhaps a director should consider changing his name when it is also used as the term for a pubic hair wig.

 

American Movie (1999) – 2 Non Critics

The 2 Non Critics enter the documentary realm by discussing the 1999 gem, and cult classic, American Movie, directed by Chris Smith.

Mark Borchardt is a truly independent filmmaker who inspires those closest to him to invest their time, and money, in helping him achieve his ultimate dream.

As an independent myself I 100% identify with Mr. Borchardt and am truly fascinated by his determination to finish his film. Does Non Critic Will feel the same way? Check it out, man.

The Hidden 2 (1993) – 2 Non Critics

What can you say when talking about a direct to video sequel of a B-Movie that not many people remember?

A hell of a lot apparently.

Non critics Will and Dustin close the book on The Hidden saga(?) by getting deep into the guts of a film from Will’s childhood.

Does it hold up with his nostalgic memories? The Answer is “hidden” within.

 

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 – God Bless America (2011)

Ranters on youtube are a dime a dozen. You can’t escape them. When we conceived of the 2 Non Critics program, I promised myself to not get ranty. Keep it direct and concise.

Tonight, I broke that promise.

Bobcat Goldthwait made a film that sparks discussion. And boy did it. I steal this show from Non Critic Will who can only sit back and watch his pathetic friend lament on the monotony of daily life.

2 Non Critics – Odd Thomas (2013)

Two days in a row!

Non Critic Will and myself join each other from across the globe to talk about the latest (and best) Dean Koontz film adaptation.

The premise may turn you off, but the characters will suck you in.

Odd sees dead people. But then, by God, he does something about it!