Thursday, 8 August 2013

Do Not Disturb (2013)

Tiffany Shepis shows us her bra. That's about as interesting as it gets.

New Terminal Hotel is now Do Not Disturb.
At a glance:
B.C. Furtney's baby Do Not Disturb (2013) started out as New Terminal Hotel before some three years of distribution delays in development hell landed it where it is now, repackaged under Image Entertainment for DVD release. It's a lo-fi revenge thriller with just enough gore to make it a horror, about a screenwriter fella named Don Malek (Stephen Geoffreys) who seems holed up in a seedy hotel with somethin in store for all the folks that come his way, like the wheelchair-bound, ex-Marine paraplegic neighbour Spitz (Ezra Buzzington) and his publishing agents Ava Collins (Tiffany Shepis) and Carter Ball (James Grabowski), not to mention the snaky studio suit Stanley Glissberg (Anthony Colliano) -- a man who was cleared for the murder of Don's lover.
"Is this movie over yet?"
Bad news on the doorstep:
Any synopsis you read out there is an awesomely written summary of what is actually a grossly underwhelmin story that barely manages to be coherent. Populated by talky characters who are played by miscast actors, it's slow burn tedium for 85 minutes. Several reviewers have found a savin grace in lead actor Stephen Geoffreys (Fright Night, 1975) but I couldn't buy him for a minute as a creative writer guy. There is a fatal dread to the script I think few can sit through, even after you pardon its primitive sound design and basic camerawork due to budget constraints.
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"Screw you, haters."
Perennial wonderment:
I like lookin at Tiffany Shepis. Never see much of her, though. I watched Cyrus (2010) but I hated that.
Reminds me of:
Night At The Golden Eagle (2001) and The Million Dollar Hotel (2000) for some strange reason. Those were better movies, of course.
I can't remember if I cried:
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"Do I really have to?"
When I read that the late Corey Haim was simply written into the movie because he was accompanyin then-fiancée Tiffany Shepis on set. Well, at least that explains why his role as a has-been rock star barfly was completely superfluous. What was inexplicable was the 80s star's horrible British accent.
Most memorable line:

Amacam joker, berapa bintang lu mau kasi?
I'd put this one down as a painstakin and valiant attempt to salvage a deeply flawed product. Jude Felton over at reports that there aren't any extras on the DVD but still felt the film is enjoyable enough to check out. I'm obviously less enthusiastic about it but you can give it a go at your own peril.
The day the music died:
R.I.P. Corey Ian Haim (23 Dec 1971 – 10 March 2010)