Marooned on Piano Island

Previously on Adam Riff™:

'92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card is a 12-minute comedic short about a dysfunctional sibling relationship. It just premiered at Sundance.

I dug it, and lo, the short is a precursor to a feature film, Awful Nice, that expands on the brothers' relationship.


"Awful Nice just premiered at SXSW?"

It's insane — most movies might build to a scene in which a pre-funeral competitive-chugging contest around the family dinner table ends in a glass-shattering, face-bloodying fistfight, but this starts there — reminding me at points of Step Brothers and Wet Hot American Summer, and in a different (and almost definitely worse) world it would be a huge studio comedy starring Danny McBride and Channing Tatum. Maybe it's the next Foot Fist Way. [source]

"Well, I hope to catch it at IFF Boston."

Related: You can now watch '92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card, which features the aforementioned pre-funeral scene, on demand via YouTube:

I'm bullish on this creative team. I picture a comedy series by them for FX or HBO – a male version of Girls, perhaps.

Elsewhere: The creative team behind Bellflower just successfully crowdfunded a second feature film.

Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins is a "surrealist action/drama influenced heavily by '80s action films and side-scrolling fighting games like Streets of Rage and Double Dragon." [source]


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