I’M STILL HERE - On Demand TodaySeptember 24, 2010


I’M STILL HERE - On Demand Today

Magnolia Pictures

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: I'M STILL HERE.
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Reality TV has been with us for a long time, and will likely be around for the duration. Audiences like it and it’s relatively cheap to make. So why not make a reality movie?

Apparently, Casey Affleck and Joaquin Phoenix are so impressed by the Kim Kardashians and Snookis of the world that they decided to squander their talent and make I’M STILL HERE. The film, we are supposed to believe, documents Mr. Phoenix’s retirement from acting and failed attempt at a hip hop career.

Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck (Magnolia)

When I invited my friend Dan to join me for the I’M STILL HERE screening he begged off by asking, “Why would I go see a movie about a movie actor who’s acting like he doesn’t want to act any more?” (This from a man who thinks JACKASS 2 is great classic cinema.) Well Dan, I can’t answer that question, even after seeing the movie and even after seeing Joaquin Phoenix on “Late Show with David Letterman” Wednesday  night.

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Dax Shepherd Provides BROTHER’S JUSTICE On Demand (Tribeca Film On Demand)April 20, 2011


Dax Shepherd Provides BROTHER’S JUSTICE On Demand (Tribeca Film On Demand)

Tribeca Film Enterprises

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: BROTHER'S JUSTICE (Tribeca Film).

 

Dax Shepherd Provides BROTHER'S JUSTICE On Demand (Tribeca Film On Demand)
By Adam Schartoff


In the wake of Rob Reiner’s SPINAL TAP and a subsequent series of Christopher Guest “mockumentaries” comes BROTHER’S JUSTICE directed by and starring actor Dax Shepherd and co-directed by David Palmer. Dax (PARENTHOOD, THE FREEBIE) plays a variation of himself, a proto-Hollywood actor/producer who is constantly pitching movie ideas despite how developed or undeveloped those ideas may be.

Feeling as though he has been typecast as a comic actor, Dax’s latest inspiration is to reinvent himself as a martial arts action hero; a sort of latter day Chuck Norris. Dax thinks he’s on to an ingenious plan when he comes up with the title BROTHER’S JUSTICE.

 

Dax Shpeherd: BROTHER'S JUSTICE (Tribeca Film)
Dax Shpeherd: BROTHER'S JUSTICE (Tribeca Film)

There’s not much more to it than that. For the balance of the movie, Dax and his best pal, producer Nate Tuck (who also happens to serve as this film’s producer) try to pitch this moronic idea to a bunch of industry insiders.

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