YOMYOMF’s Summer Blockbuster Showdown — 22 JUMP STREET!

YOMYOMF's Summer Blockbuster Showdown Part 1-01

Select Offenders will be reviewing this summer’s crop of Hollywood tentpole films with a scientifically tested set of criteria that was vetted, nurtured, dissected and regurgitated through the pop-culture gadflies who have nothing better to do than annoy other productive people in the YOMYOMF office. So, we channeled their nitpicks of the incessant reboots, remakes and rehashes that are part and parcel with Hollywood summer movies into this ongoing summer blog series called the SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER SHOWDOWN.

Since we’re a little late in the game (we’re already heading into July), we’re going to play catch-up this week with a series of blogs about the films that have been released already. In this edition, we discuss the sequel, 22 JUMP STREET.

BTW, this roundtable review is chock full of spoilers. You’ve been warned! 

Odd Couple Gives Birth to Comedy Ninja

From Comedy Ninja’s closing film Blissfully Unmarried

From Comedy Ninja’s closing film Blissfully Unmarried

There are many ways filmmakers can collaborate other than working on a movie together. For example, we can create film festivals together! That’s exactly what my longtime director friend Chuck Parello and I did. We are starting the first annual Comedy Ninja Film & Screenplay Festival that runs from May 30th until June 1st this year at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles!

Come to think of it, Chuck and I are really an odd couple. Chuck is a true crime horror filmmaker who grew up in the Windy City. And I’m this queer artsy fartsy filmmaker who grew up in Hong Kong and Montreal. I first met Chuck and his wife at the European Film Market in Berlin in 1999 where we were both hustling our first features. I showed up at his market screening and he showed up at mine… and since then, we’ve been hanging out, partying together, and bitching about filmmaking from New York to Los Angeles for the past 15 years.

The YOMYOMF Network: Recap for Week of September 22

Cherry – Secondary Education

What happens when Power Rangers and detention mix?  This YOMYOMF Cherry, that’s what!

When a lobster monster attacks the school, one teacher/superhero is forced to intervene – putting his students smack dab in the middle!

Sex & Marriage (Ep5 of 6)

As Christmas time rolls around, the drama amps up for Johnnie and Suzie when their family finds out they’re going to therapy.

Meanwhile, Cat and Rosen make progress with their therapist – but it might not be in a positive direction.

The Short List: PAULIE

As part of the YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

We ask 5 questions to director Andrew Nackman, regarding the making of his short film, PAULIE.

1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

YOMYOMF Cherry: SECONDARY EDUCATION

YOMYOMF CHERRY is a collection of “bonus” stand-alone videos featuring members of the immediate and extended YOMYOMF family — Our version of the cherry on top of a sundae. For more YOMYOMF Cherry Videos, click here

For this edition of YOMYOMF CHERRY, we present the Japanese superhero inspired SECONDARY EDUCATION, written by Max Parr and Jon Truei and directed by Jon Truei. We asked the director 5 questions about the making of this amazing, Power Rangers meets Breakfast Club meets 90s-era Afterschool Special action comedy (you can view the embedded film below).

1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

The Short List: I GOT ROBOTS

As part of the YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week’s edition of THE SHORT LIST, we present New Zealand-based filmmaking collective Chess Club, and their recent short film, I GOT ROBOTS. We asked five questions to one of the team members, Barnaby Fredric.

1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

The Short List: ABBY WHITE, INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIP COUNSELOR

As part of the YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week, we feature Doan La’s comedy short film, ABBY WHITE, INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIP COUNSELOR. We ask 5 questions to the director about the making of his film.

1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

The Short List: THE HUMBERVILLE POETRY SLAM

As part of the YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week, we feature a comedy set in the world of slam poetry, THE HUMBERVILLE POETRY SLAM. We ask 5 questions with co-director Emily Chang (who directed it with Dan De Lorenzo).

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1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

The Short List: TERRA COTTA

As part of the YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week, we ask 5 questions to director Yasmine Gomez about her short film, TERRA COTTA.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyWz4wSQQxU[/youtube]

1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

The Short List: THE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

As part of our new YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week, we feature a holiday-themed short film from one of our own, Offender Alfredo Botello (who is also the writer-director of the YOMYOMF web series REALITY REBOOT starring Chester See). Below are 5 questions we asked him about the making of this short film.
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1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

The Short List: THE BACHELOR – CHEWBACCA

As part of our new YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week, we ask 5 questions to director Chris Marrs, director of THE BACHELOR – CHEWBACCA.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB0GAnDo-Rg&list=PL1E5C20D38BA7F265&index=1&feature=plcp[/youtube]

 

1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

The Short List: WILLY SANTOS VS JO KOY

As part of our new YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week, we ask 5 questions to director Angela Calero, director of WILLY SANTOS VS JO KOY.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0hWChSdwBQ&feature=share&list=PL1E5C20D38BA7F265[/youtube]

1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?