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Archive for the ‘Predicament’ Category
Sara   /   Apr 21,2016   /   0 Comments

We have continued working on our career pages today, and finally completed the pages for all of Rose’s feature films! The new pages are Predicament, The Lovely Bones, Ozzie, Toy Love, Topless Women Talk About Their Lives and The Piano. You can now find detailed information on all the films, including a synopsis, trivia, quotes, promotion information, filming information, links to related press and media pages and much more. We have spent a lot of time gathering all this information, and we hope you’ll have fun reading about Rose’s work. Up next is the television movies she has done, and the remaining short films. Her full filmography can be found here.

After finishing our film pages, we continued working on our iZombie page. This page is a big work-in-progress; we want to have a very detailed and comprehensive archive on the show before the third season starts. Since it’s possibly Rose’s biggest project to date, we want to put a lot of focus on it! We’ve added new information to the main page, added a season two episode guide and started some “Olivia Moore” character pages (so far- biography and trivia, power and abilities, relationships. Coming up are style and look pages). We’ll soon start to create individual pages for every episode, with facts, filming information, trivia, goofs, soundtrack information and much more.

We’ll continue to work on the site content over the next few days, so feel free to come with requests if there’s something you would like to see! We have received a lot of questions about a press archive with interviews, so this is something we will definitely begin working on. Stay tuned for more updates tomorrow.

Sara   /   Apr 20,2016   /   0 Comments

Today we have added screen captures, official movie stills, a promotional photo and a beautiful on set shot of Rose from her 2010 film “Predicament” to our gallery! We have also added some magazine scans from a feature in Canvas Magazine, where Rose promoted the film. Tomorrow we’ll complete the information page for the film, as well as add scenes to our video archive, so if you haven’t seen the film and/or don’t know much about it, make sure you check back then. Stay tuned…

Predicament is a 2010 comedy horror film based on the 1975 novel by Ronald Hugh Morrieson and starring Jemaine Clement of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords plus Tim Finn of the Finn Brothers. Naïve teenager Cedric Williamson, conspires with two misfits to photograph and blackmail adulterous couples. When the scam goes wrong they end up with blood on their hands. Tortured by lust, roped into blackmail and possibly an accessory to murder, Cedric is in a predicament.

Sara   /   Aug 31,2010   /   0 Comments

Predicament is set in a small South Taranaki town in the 1930s. The place might not be exactly author Ronald Hugh Morrieson’s native Hawera, but it was probably close enough to enrage more than a few locals.

Morrieson wrote about a town where every local was hiding a secret, where the local cops were quite probably on the take, and the landed gentry were just as big a ratbag as the motliest of the town drunks.

Into this surreal Kiwi demi- monde, Morrieson inserted a tale of lechery, blackmail, murder and general scumbaggery of the highest order.

Predicament was the last of Morrieson’s novels to be written, after The Scarecrow, Came a Hot Friday, and Pallet on The Floor, and now it is the last to be filmed.

Director Jason Stutter’s film does a pretty good job of recreating the look and the events of Morrieson’s book.

The actions, words and places are more or less faithful, while the production values, especially Simon Raby’s cinematography, are exceptional.

Unfortunately, getting a film to look right is only half the battle. I came away from seeing Predicament struck by the feeling that Stutter is just too nice a guy to have done this story justice.

Predicament misses completely the alcoholism, the self-loathing and the loneliness that drove Morrieson’s pen, and so misses the venality and scabrous philosophies that he set in the hearts of his characters Toebeck, Fox and Spook. And without that, Predicament is adrift.

The film plays out like a situation comedy, or a small-town farce, but the material is too bleak and perverse to come alive when treated that way.

Jemaine Clement’s Spook provides some genuine laughs, but Aussie Heath Franklin, as the villainous Toebeck, delivers his lines with a barely coherent robotic mumble that suggests he had no love or understanding at all for Morrieson’s beautiful, sinuous, blokey prose.

As a comedy, there are some worthwhile moments, and Stutter’s timing of a gag or a stunt is as accurate as ever, but – and this is tough for me to write, given that the director is someone I think of as a friend – poor casting, and some underwhelming performances, kill any rhythm or tension in Predicament stone dead. (Source)

Sara   /   Aug 26,2010   /   0 Comments

Rating: 3/5
Verdict: Tepid fourth adaptation of much-filmed local yarn-spinner

The stories of Ronald Hugh Morrieson helped New Zealand film get up to speed in the 1980s. Of the four novels he wrote in the previous decades, three hit the big screen in quick succession – The Scarecrow and Came a Hot Friday were local hits in 82 and 84, while Pallet on the Floor in 86 went largely unloved.

That Predicament has never made it to the screen indicates its cinematic potential wasn’t great.

Unfortunately, the long-awaited result rather confirms this. It’s likeable enough around the edges for its attempted recreation of Morrieson’s world of 1930s South Taranaki and the amusing scene-stealing performance of Jemaine Clement as the helium-voiced “Spook”, one of the various scoundrels involved in its plot of small-town blackmail, murder and madness.

But it’s a film of listless energy, and unsteady performances – especially Australian comedian Heath Franklin, who, as head scoundrel Mervyn Toebeck, can’t quite cope with verbosity of Morrieson’s character.

Director Jason Stutter doesn’t lack for visual style – think the Coen brothers’ Miller’s Crossing or Barton Fink turning up in Hawera (an area where it seems the locals huddle around coal ranges even though it’s Christmas).

But Stutter seems less in command of his cast. While Franklin’s duplicitous Mervyn isn’t convincing, young Hayden Frost as Cedric Williamson, the meek innocent dragged into his new best friend’s blackmail scheme, can’t quite make his presence felt either.

So it becomes the sort of film where the ratbag lead characters just aren’t charming enough to engage the sympathies. And the lethal quandary they find themselves in after blackmailing the various local adulterers comes with no real sense of peril.

A subplot involving Cedric’s mute, presumably mad, father Martin (Tim Finn in Monty Python mode) offers some sideline amusement. The tower of scrap he’s constructing in the frontyard of their dilapidated mansion is something to see, even if it looks like its builder will burst into Six Months in a Leaky Boat from its crow’s nest any minute.

But just as that tower is a creaky and overly ambitious so, too, is the film. It’s fitfully entertaining and at least it completes the Morrieson box set. But that’s all.(source)