Our new feature, Mourning Has Broken, had its special preview screening as part of the Toronto 1KWave – a challenge put forth by Ingrid Veninger of pUNK Films and Stacey Donen of The Royal to shoot, cut and deliver a feature in 3 months for $1000. 5 films screened over 3 nights and the buzz in the air was palpable and the beer bottomless.Mourning Has Broken screened to a packed house on the Friday night and the response was fantastic, there were tears, cheers, huge laughs and even an impromptu applause during a pivotal scene. We rocked the shit out of that place!!! We are forever thankful to Ingrid and Stacey for what they inspired in us as well as the fire they lit under the Toronto film scene. Now lets take this show on the road!
Official Premiere to be announced!
To celebrate the release of The Notorious Newman Brothers “Rubbed Oregano” Edition DVD, Josh Samford of Rogue Cinema watched the film again, and it’s probably easier if he takes it from here: “Way back in 2009, I was lucky enough to have been forwarded a copy of Ryan Noel’sThe Notorious Newman Brothers. A mockumentary, of sorts, that looked to lampoon the crime “genre,” it was a title that truly stood out at the end of the year. Easily one of the best of that year, and if I am going to be honest, it is probably one of the funniest comedies that I have ever been sent via Rogue Cinema.”
And after watching it again Mr. Samford was no less effusive in his praise of the Newman Bros while further reveling in the insanity of it all.
“Standing out as a piece of meta-crime-fiction, The Notorious Newman Brothers is a ridiculously silly and raucously funny faux-documentary”
Not to be forgotten, the EXTRAS on the “Rubbed Oregano” Edition DVD were also given thumbs up:
“Even better, you can also purchase the DVD which features an assortment of special features that actually adds a lot to the experience. Featuring numerous deleted scenes, as well as some funny video clips that show the boys trying to break into the Toronto International Film Fest, the DVD is probably the best Newman Brothers experience currently available.”
All in all it’s great to hear that the humor and hijinks of The Notorious Newman Brothers is such that it can be enjoyed over and over again. Many thanks to Rogue Cinema and Josh Samford for taking the time to pub the flick! To read the entire review go HERE.
The Notorious Newman Brothers is pure “Ecstasy” according to Rotten Tomato reviewer!
Warning: this review has a lot of large words in it. If Tim Brayton ofAntagony & Ecstasy and Rotten Tomatoes wasn’t so damn insightful in this great review of The Notorious Newman Brothers he’d definitely be risking the wrath of TC and Paulie, as they would be forced to go to the dictionary on more than one occasion to make sure he wasn’t disrespecting them or the movie. Fortunately for Tim it was not only respectful but effusive – maybe because he knew TC and Paulie can be very, very “pernicious”!
“The film is a savage mauling of the male self-aggrandizement that informs so much of gangster culture and of independent filmmaking alike” – Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
Now go check out this terrific review, by clicking on the following quote where he says the film is “frequently hilarious and never less than very intelligent”.
The Eclectic Screening Room digs The Newmans!
TC and Paulie Newman would have no friggin’ clue what ‘eclectic’ means, but after reading the review by Greg Woods of The Eclectic Screening Room we’re pretty sure they would think it means AWESOME. This guy totally gets what we’re doing in the film and is no slouch in the writing department…now go check out this eclectic review HERE.
“This comedy combines the well-soiled traditions of gangster film parody and ‘mockumentary’, yet the blending of both genres results in a clever study that gently overturns the conventions of these forms, but it also is a sly commentary on how its characters are influenced by pop culture.” – Greg Woods, Eclectic Screening Room
And Greg, if you’re reading this, the Newmans aren’t desperate, they’re doing real well…real well!!