Murphy City PT 1
 
 
 
Review Count: 135
Average Rating: 4.87 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 10 minutes 37 seconds
 
Posted on: February 6, 2006
 
 
Film Description
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NOW PLAYING: MURPHY CITY PART II!

http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/74652
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http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/74653

See this threads for more info:
http://allboards.lionhead.com/showthread.php?t=160506

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This is the first part of a three-part series which involves a novelist named Han Jin-Il that ends up in a strange city called "Murphy City." The city may look normal but it's full of gun-wielding ninjas and other weird references.

The first part begins with Han Jin-Il being introduced to the city as he becomes friends with Randy Jenkins (The Raincoat Man) and later on, Arya Stirling (The Angry SEAL). Jin-Il also encounters the ninjas for the first time!

This movie features VoiceOvers, custom backdrops, and minor texture editing.

This movie uses the following assets licensed by the Creative Commons, royalty-free, or used by permission: (in the order they are displayed)

+ "5th Avenue Stroll" (as the city background music) is royalty-free and part of Apple's iLife 06 Sounds and Jingles set.
+ "WhiteLines" (as backdrop) by Dan Kamminga (CC-Atrib 2.0):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dankamminga/7563504/
+ "Bad Attraction (Throwback REmix)" (as Randy's ghetto theme) by Mac_Nyce is licensed by CC Attribution 2.5 License:
http://ccmixter.org/media/files/Mac_Nyce/2969
+ "Broadcast News" (as the news theme) is royalty-free and part of Apple's iLife 06 Sounds and Jingles set.
+ "Sunset28" (as backdrop) by Tostie14 (CC-Atrib 2.0):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tostie14/34110560/
+ "Nighttime3" (as backdrop) by Tostie14 (CC-Atrib 2.0):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tostie14/34110668/
+ "Two Shadows Appear" (as NINJA's theme) by BrainCells (used with PERMISSION):
http://www.ocremix.org/remix/OCR01445/
(link to permission email here:
http://aespherea.org/permissions/braincells.pdf )
+ "J.Lang - Only feat. G???Wills & Nails Remix" (from Randy's car radio) by maly Wu (CC-Attrib 2.5):
http://ccmixter.org/media/files/malywu/3038
+ "Shetland" (as Arya's theme) is royalty-free and part of Apple's iLife 06 Sounds and Jingles set.

Mac and Linux users can download the H.264 version available here:
http://aespherea.org/media/movies/files/podcast_5.m4v

The H.264 version can be played in QuickTime, VLC, mplayer, or other x264-compatible player.

ENJOY!

-- K
 
Featured Reviews
- millahnna

MOMC Review 5.0 (5)
�??Something tells me that this place is going to give me a bad experience.�?? Word, brother.

Well it starts off strange and just gets weirder. There�??s a hint of Gaiman�??s �??Neverwhere�?? in there, amongst other things I can�??t place my finger on. A book I read once, perhaps? Despite reminding me of stories I can�??t quite remember, however, it still has its own unique flavor. And that flavor is bizarre, to say the least.

It�??s hard to keep a sense of logic and structure in a fictional world with an abstract nature. It�??s also hard to make a 10 minute TMO movie that seems to fly by. You have managed both, no easy feat.

Inspired voice acting, meticulous scene selection, unique music selections, and an off the wall storyline; this is how it�??s done.

Posted on April 5, 2006
- warpedrevolution

An intresting original story that keeps you want ing much much more.

Originality 10/10
Never seen anything like it before. A real original aspect for it.

Plot/Story 8/10
The story was well thought out and intresting. It keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting more. Though the original part was a little long and boring.

Subtitles/VO's 9/10
The VO really gave the feel of what you wanted. All the characters could be felt with the well written lines. But the joke just seemed annoying.

Editing 9/10
As I said before the first part seemed to drag on. Could of benifitted from some cuts here and there.

"WOW ME" Effect 10/10
A great film that really captured me.

Total 9.2/10

Posted on February 25, 2006
- downphoenix

Golden Distinctions Review, Round 1, Action review:

Story: The story is very confusing, but is quite unique. A novelist's plane crashes in the ocean and he emerges in a city that is everchanging by the day, constantly at a struggle of war between the military and other organizations. The characters are all very interesting and have their own personal flavor, hard to find in other movies on this site.

Scenes and Editing: An interesting use of different scenes. Although not what I would consider the optimal use of scenes, KirinRiotCrash has really gave the look and Feel of Murphy City an unusual area as the storyline outlines. The scene editing was great, although subtitles sometimes were too abrupt, and sometimes appeared before the appropriate scene transitions.

Production: As with the unique characters, the voiceovers of the characters have a distinct style to them, and they shown appropriate vocal emotion as needed. The use of music and backdrops through the movie was great, as was the props in the war: battlefield set. Really, there isn't much that could be done to improve things in this aspect.

Overall: Initially a confusing and slow starting movie, Murphy City really picks up momentum and kicks it up a notch above most action movies. Also, it has an interesting plot that has me ready and willing to watch the next parts of the series.

Posted on February 18, 2006
- WorldPictures

From Critic's Corner hosts Jeremiah and Dr. Googlestien
What a way to kick off a great looking series and a way for us to really like a movie. This movie was done perfectly. Job well done KRC on this one as you are one of those hidden talents that people need to recognize. This movie should be on the charts. As an action series it could probably pick up a fan base along the way. Nice use of custom titles and you won us over with the creativity factor. Most movies haven't got five stars from us because of the creativity factor with custom things added in the movie. Music was sensational and nice use of characters whose chemistry fits right into this flick. The ending was incredible nonetheless. The city really lived up to it's own identity and that was so important. Storyline was great also with some great scripts. If Murphy City ends up being a real smash with the follow it'll be one our favorite series since Subway and Shadowcat. Part one of the Murphy City series will get our prestigious five star golden performace. An achievement everybody tries to get from Critic's Corner. No mistakes in this one KRC. This series is great and kicked off with making you wonder what happens next. The voices were at an all-time high. This is a WORLD10 must see!

Posted on February 16, 2006
- chocolatemouse

I have to say that your voice acting was at very first words, as a slap for me.
You have a real skill in story stelling. thanks for adding the subs.
You put the same care at the props and at your characters.
You built with a real attention your story, slowly building in same time the characters depth and the mystery around the city.
All i can say is that it is a pro job. I bow jealously.
Nose kisss

Posted on February 14, 2006
- Dylen

I liked that. Very slick movie. Got a little flashy at one place due to fades. I was gonna give it a 4 so I had room for a 5 for the next one, but this deserves the 5 bomb. Can't wait for the next one!!

Posted on February 10, 2006
- suedenim

Wow! I really loved this movie, haven't seen anything quite like it before. It has a very strange, loopy quality that appeals to me.

I think my favorite aspect of the movie is the vivid characters, all of whom have voices perfectly matched to their personalities. And they are very likable, as Jin says of the Raincoat Man.

I only have a few minor criticisms. There were a few rough edits here and there. For example, when the woman watching TV runs out the door, the fade comes so fast that it barely registers that she's running before the scene ends.

My standard boilerplate subtitles comment: It's not necessary (and in fact slightly annoying) to use character names in subtitles. Check how it's done on DVD subtitle tracks. Generally, the technique is only necessary when the speaker is off-camera or otherwise can't be identified.

Posted on February 8, 2006
- msaeluk

Very interesting movie. A strong idea and great dialogue had me following the story rather than playing spot the mod and I look forward to future installments.

Posted on February 8, 2006
- matthew_casey

This is one of the best. Very dark and mysterious. Alot of adventure, but no character you can really be sure about. Expresses the whole idea of a new and unfamiliar situation very well.

Posted on February 6, 2006
 
Reviews
- sidy

i like this series. look like real TV drama. great voices and story.
i had lot of fun. i want see more. XD

Posted on July 21, 2006
- something1

Great Job!

Posted on July 20, 2006
- zoso820

This is one of the most original movies I've seen in a while. Very good voiceovers. Very good plot. Kudos for the "yatta" reference.

Posted on June 19, 2006
- JMAswim

Great plot with great characters. Real nice VO's too.

please check out my Sid trilogy if you have time, i need some reviews
thanks.

Posted on May 26, 2006
- AxeCinema

very original and weird weird weird story! i don't know what the fuss is about over the VOs but they were alright. I knew stirling would pop in there!

Posted on April 29, 2006
- troudan1

As a Real Movie maker myself I can tell that this story has a lot of work at times. A good writer knows that if you make a refrence to something you show mention it later. The characters where well developed and the Dialouge, at times, was lacking I thought it did well. I look forward to seeing you next projects. You are now one of my favorite 'story-tellers' on TMO and I look forward to you next project as well as the Part two of "Murphy City"

Thanks for the review found it very helpful
your Troudan
movie number: 52162

Posted on April 23, 2006
- Pelt

I liked Jin. He is a good character. A Straight, sensitive type that is perfect to make observations of those wacky incidences that he witnesses, not to mention the strange people he is surrounded by.
But I loved Randy the Raincoat Man the most!
It is highly original from what I can tell, although I can see someone else has compared it to Neil Gaiman's 'Neverwhere', which I suppose it is in a sense. But the story itself, from what I can tell, is original and very refreshing.
The voiceovers were brilliant. They really added a three-dimensionality to the characters.
But mostly I appreciated the those little lines of dialogue and detail that, although didn't continue the story, instead added further to make the characters real to me. Like the cereal joke and the fact that Randy goes to sleep with a skull (very odd!).

You have a real talent.

Posted on April 22, 2006
- nightmare2146

a great way to open the series, I've already seen part 2 and now I'm eagerly awaiting part 3

Posted on April 17, 2006
- Judyann88

everbody already said everything there's to say
off to see part 2
very nice work

Posted on April 16, 2006
- Primaer

Wow, great. Bring on the next part!

Posted on April 15, 2006
- Chazzo

I think this movie has a certain character that sets the scene very well. The backdrops and scenery are well chosen and set the mood also very well. All in all a very good film and I look forward to seeing the others in the series.

Posted on April 14, 2006
- danbo1

I can't really sum this movie up in one word - excelent is a little weak.
So I will do it in 5; An absolute pleasure to watch.

This is a movie like no other, the character buildup was so amazingly well executed that I actually started appreciating Jin. The background life of a character is not often shown in many movies on this site, and when you find one that has, you appreciate it dearly.
Mysterious, strange, corrupted, a few words that describe the city Jin is stuck in. A few questions arise throughout the film. What is this strange place? How did he get there?

The voice acting was brilliant. They were fitted to the characters very well, and you really got to feel for them through their voices, aswell as their actions. The voice acting fitted very well with the character's pasts and personality. The editing was excelently done aswell. All the scenes flowed into one another extremely well, to give you a feel as if it was a real movie.

This is a must watch movie, anyone that refuses/hasn't seen it yet, is missing out on alot.
If the second part is as good as this, expect to see another five stars from me, as part one is amazing.

Posted on April 14, 2006
- Spaceman72

Original and weird movie. The story seems to be well planned and reminds a little to Alice in Wonderland and Dark City. The voice overs are great and soundtrack gives a lot atmosphere to this movie. The editing is also well made.
I will definetly watch the second part. :)

Posted on April 11, 2006
- freddymurphy

Excellent,I can't wait for part 2!!

Posted on April 8, 2006
- lan14n

i finally got the time to watch this movie and i tell you this movie is awesome. the creator did a good job in making a world that is strange and very interesting. taking the premise of alice in wonderland, inserting interesting characters and putting them in this interesting world, this movie will make you wanting more.

Posted on April 6, 2006
- millahnna

MOMC Review 5.0 (5)
�??Something tells me that this place is going to give me a bad experience.�?? Word, brother.

Well it starts off strange and just gets weirder. There�??s a hint of Gaiman�??s �??Neverwhere�?? in there, amongst other things I can�??t place my finger on. A book I read once, perhaps? Despite reminding me of stories I can�??t quite remember, however, it still has its own unique flavor. And that flavor is bizarre, to say the least.

It�??s hard to keep a sense of logic and structure in a fictional world with an abstract nature. It�??s also hard to make a 10 minute TMO movie that seems to fly by. You have managed both, no easy feat.

Inspired voice acting, meticulous scene selection, unique music selections, and an off the wall storyline; this is how it�??s done.

Posted on April 5, 2006
- Stormwhitelab

Originality: 10
Editing: 10
Dialogue: 10
Story: 10
WOW Factor: 10
Overall: 50 = 5.0 stars

This is a 5-star movie! Great Job! This movie was great in every way! I can't wait for #2! The VOs were excellent, it was very original, the story was impecable and the editig was very good also! Of course, this movie also had the WOW Factor! Great Movie!

Posted on April 4, 2006
- Greenglades

Now that's a Story-Teller Man. This is a high quality production. The VO's were perfect. You created a mood and feel that helped bring to life Murphy City. I was immersed in the storyline. Seamless editing with deftly used customizations and musical elements helped to underscore the mystery of that "mystical" and very deadly place. I can't wait until the next episode.

Greenglades: 40

Posted on April 1, 2006
- fatfood13

This movie was a tremendous movie and i think many people will be looking forward to Part two. The ending of this part was outstanding and a good way to end it. It kept this viewers interested to wathch part two.

Overall: FIVE STARTS
Grade: A-

OUTSTANDING!

Posted on March 31, 2006
- maniacc0

Excellent story here KRC! I'm looking forward to part two!! This story was very captivating, and had me interested in the movie the whole time. Those 10 minutes just flew by, and now I am left wondering what will happen next. I like how you ended it. Most movies that are in series always end at a climax, or suspenseful moment, this one did not, however you still achieved making the viewer wanting to guess what's going on. Excellent movie, here's *The Breakdown*
Originality: 10/10 - very original
Plot/Story: 9/10 - There were some minor plotholes, one being how did Jin know that there were periods in N.I.N.J.A
Editing: 9/10 - great work, i only give 10s to movies with greaet SFX
Subs/VOs: 10/10 - Great VOs, and the subs were a bonus!
WOW Me: 9/10 - Excellent film, reccomended to all!
Total: 47/50
Wonderful movie, and I can't wait for Part II!!

Posted on March 26, 2006
- HarveyDavidson

This is possibly the best movie I have seen online yet. Vo's are perfect and the storyline is flawless. I wish there was a selector per scene to turn on and off the mumbling. It creeps in once in a while.

Posted on March 22, 2006
- isakkasi

I love this movie seen it twice allready best TMO movie ever better than 6 head monster and the yehaw movies

Posted on March 20, 2006
- Buccura

Shameful of me to keep forgetting to watch this! This is definently a very original story that takes your imagination for a crazy rollercoaster ride and generally makes you wonder whats going on. Some very solid VO as well all throughout, and I loved the custom music. Also loved how you had Stirling in the story as well, thats pretty cool ;)

Looking forward to pt 2!

Posted on March 19, 2006
- rjb2112

A very original tale. Excellent charater development. Stirling was also in it, cool.

Fantastic VO's.

Posted on March 18, 2006
- James_Beckerson

What can I say..firstly, thismovie is a lot better than Stirling's Heartplace.It's original in every bit, from the plot, through the costumes to that special feeling of postapocalyptic world it creates.I can't really comment the plot, as I don't know where to start, I'm totally lost in the world You've created, so You managed to put the viewer in Jin's position, that's a plus. it must have been not easy to create vision of completeness with the limits the game has.That means there was some editing made, but it can't be seen, so everything must be seamless - another achievement.I like the use of music, new incarnation of the basement set and the cabin standing in the centre of town (am I coming back to the strangeness again ?).The voice overs were great, they suited well the characters, and created the proper atmosphere, as did the music.To sum up - there is no reason not to give You 5 stars for this film.

Posted on March 18, 2006
- God_Of_Plague

weird but in a good way. you had a seious anime type vibe going on. The whole post apocalyptic world bathed in mystery, very intersting.

Posted on March 16, 2006
- Quotius

See now I thought it was kind of bizarre you didnt have a studio. Whats the attraction if its not making movies.. well long term anyway.
Does the adage "all good things are worth waiting for" work if you never actually knew you were waiting in the first place? I'm not sure, but this is a great great film.
Unusual and original, clearly you've mastered the art of making movies. I feel even more pleased with the critiques you've left on mine now I know you're so accomplished! There wasn't really a bone I could pick so suffice is to say.. Cool!

Posted on March 14, 2006
- 02PARSIM

WOW! This is one of the most complex yet utterly brilliant stories i hv ever seen! This was different from all those other movies made here, this actually had a plot to think about, this was clever, this was witty and most important of all it was made with an equal brilliance! I am shocked that this is only ur second movie, my god if u r like this now imagine wat u can do in about five movies time! And this is only the first part! There is more to come! I am gagging 2 c these when they come up! Bring them on!
Pls chk out my movies.

Posted on March 14, 2006
- Sentientsoftware

Must say I liked it, nice idea, I look forward to the next installment.

Check my movie out at

http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/63611
Not in this films class, but I was happy with it :)

Posted on March 13, 2006
- JJPATEL

Another great series in the making! Not only this has a interesting concept but it was action-packed and unexpectly, quite funny in parts (especially towards the end). Everything was done very good here, from the VO to the script and even the editing (top marks when Han Jin-Il's cousin realize what happens and you just manage to see her running like a mad woman out of the house, good stuff!). Looks like you won yourself another fan of Murphy City and I look forward to the second installment!

Posted on March 8, 2006
- holdmykidney

Good - I like the obscure humour and bizzare setting - kind of reminds me of an urban "The Prisoner".

Really well made - excellent VOs and editing

Posted on March 5, 2006
- Jowo

Very random I love how jin doesnt seem affected by any of this alot of understatement and subtle humor which is funny and it is original. You obviously put alot of effort into this exellent timing aswell

Posted on March 5, 2006
- Radman2307

Interesting film, loved it.

Story was unique and strange, I enjoyed it... Reminded me of 'Lost' but im pretty sure that was the point ;-) Voice acting was very well done, I loved the 'Rain Coat' man.

Cant wait until the next episode!

Posted on March 5, 2006
- yeagmaster

This movie played well visually and it really flowed. Really great way to set the stage for more of these. I loved the blend of characters. Excellent editing. This should do really well. I hope to see the others when they are released. GREAT JOB !!!

Posted on March 4, 2006
- PamDennis

No comment

Posted on March 4, 2006
- SHERWINLIU

Superb from beginning to end. Characters that pop out the tiny media player screen. A plot that is complex and intriguing, in a bizarre kind of way. Excellent voiceovers. A pleasure to watch. I would be honored to be your 100th reviewer, but I am not sure if I can type fast enough to get there. :)

Count me in for part 2.

TMO needs more well-written and directed movies like this one!

Posted on March 4, 2006
- Satansmunchkin

wow great stuff, paced like a real TV show/movie!

Originality - 9 - like "Dark City" in the concept i think ... but the story looks to be playing out differently!
Plot/Story - 10 - So well written!
Dialogue - 9 - This was almost flawless, the VO for Randy got a little rushed when they were around the camp fire though!
Editing - 9 - Excellent editing! :)
"wow factor" - 10

Overall - 47 - 5* = I can't wait for the next instlallment! :)

Posted on March 4, 2006
- TheFinalizer

i want more! when is pt 2 coming?

Posted on March 4, 2006
- dizzybop

Excellento! Can't wait for more!

Posted on March 1, 2006
- bigboominc

wicked good movie , you had me on the edge of my seat and think what nexted.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- anthonymurrphy

great well tought out story

Posted on February 27, 2006
- burgerkingproductions

great movie!

Posted on February 26, 2006
- Alligator

No comment

Posted on February 26, 2006
- mdtheplaya17

One of the best movies I've watched. Awesome script and VOs. Looking forward for the next part.

Posted on February 26, 2006
- Toriel

Very interesting movie. The VOs are first class and the editing is excellent too. Can't wait to know what the golden skull is.

Posted on February 25, 2006
- warpedrevolution

An intresting original story that keeps you want ing much much more.

Originality 10/10
Never seen anything like it before. A real original aspect for it.

Plot/Story 8/10
The story was well thought out and intresting. It keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting more. Though the original part was a little long and boring.

Subtitles/VO's 9/10
The VO really gave the feel of what you wanted. All the characters could be felt with the well written lines. But the joke just seemed annoying.

Editing 9/10
As I said before the first part seemed to drag on. Could of benifitted from some cuts here and there.

"WOW ME" Effect 10/10
A great film that really captured me.

Total 9.2/10

Posted on February 25, 2006
- Manny_1

cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on February 25, 2006
- dgoff

nice work. at some points i felt it was movieing to slow but i kept watching and will want to see the rest

Posted on February 25, 2006
- Kraky

Very good film. I love the voice of the Russin girl.
All days I come here to see if you allready put the 2ºPT

Posted on February 25, 2006
- erinnicole93

very well made. You really had a tone and a flow to the movie, and it showed throughout. Kudos

Posted on February 24, 2006
- benos

that was bloody brillant. very well done dude.

Posted on February 24, 2006
- rojas_tortu

GRRRRREAT!

Posted on February 23, 2006
- robinvandooren

real nice
beter than my movies:D:P
If you have time please look at Farhenheid
;)

Posted on February 23, 2006
- Rainbow_6

This is a really well made flick with really incredible voiceovers. The mood set in this movie is incredible and very nice characters. There will be more episodes in the series!

Posted on February 22, 2006
- BRUSPAL

No comment

Posted on February 22, 2006
- ederjck

No comment

Posted on February 22, 2006
- azuresama

That was hugely enjoyable! I'm really looking forwards to finding out what happens next! keep it up.

Posted on February 22, 2006
- chrisu69

No comment

Posted on February 22, 2006
- goodmovies

WoW. The best film i have ever seen here, I am curious to how you made the VO so amazing and the story so imaginative and superb. I also wonder how you made the beginning and end credits so brilliant - i would appreciate you telling me. Anyway, if I could i would give you ten stars, the characters were developed well, especially Randy, Han and the Navy Seal. The plot was mysterious and clear but also intriging. I cannot wait for the next one and look forward to more mystery, suspense, character building (and depending on if its the second of two programmes, maybe a killing (Perhaps Randy)). Anyway - the best film I've ever seen, very well done, and maybe you're tired of these praising reviews but just 5 stars!!!

Posted on February 22, 2006
- curly--wurly

Really imaginative story line which will keep you hooked all the way through! I'm really looking forward to the future episodes, I just hope they're as good as this one! A gripping tale, with great voiceovers and even the odd laugh within it, well done and well deserving of 5 stars!

Please watch my movie if you have the time: http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/51520

Posted on February 22, 2006
- Smithy1992

Now that is a Movie! Well done!! I can't wait for the continuation!!

Posted on February 22, 2006
- 44simon44

Too tierd to say much sorry but to say that its original for sure and a very enjoyable movie funny enough. I thought it had something to do with ireland when i read the name.

Posted on February 21, 2006
- water05201

Ok - first of all this movie...it is just simply brilliant. Brillant. The humor - the drama, the story, the vo - everything is brillant. Now - for my guess - it's really a scriptwrter (story teller) that is dropped into a set and thinks its a city? Yes? Tell me if I'm right.

Posted on February 21, 2006
- 6-HeadedMonster

WOW!!...great work my friend...now i have to see part 2....Very unique and surreal...just plain fantastic....the dialogue has sharp and spot on...cant wait for the conclusion

Posted on February 21, 2006
- constopolus

wow this movie made me feel like i was in a movie theatre instead of on my computer and thats saying something!

Posted on February 21, 2006
- BeardedLady

No comment

Posted on February 21, 2006
- Rik_Vargard

Why didn't I see this movie before? This is wonderfull! There's such a great ambient, very surreal...I don't get a clue to what's happening and I like that! I didn't see the time passign by and got totally surprised and frustrated by the "To be continued". Excellent job! I just can't wait to see the next one, I'm so in it!

Posted on February 21, 2006
- IgorS

Weird!

Posted on February 21, 2006
- moreau

fabulous, extroardinnary, marvellous
I have no words for exprimate my emotions
its one of the best movie en this community, sure
congratulations

please if you have time, watch my last movie " the last empire" thank you^^

Posted on February 21, 2006
- gdave

Perfect!!!

Posted on February 21, 2006
- devastaterz

very good movie!

Posted on February 20, 2006
- D_QUICHOTTE

What a unique mood in this movie !
I must say, the story is a little bit confusing (it may be the danger with to-be-continued movies)but the overall athmosphere is just gripping. Your custom backdrops are handsome, and your VO's are among the best i've heard, if not THE best. They contibute to built very complete and complex characters, that become close to the audience almost immediatly. I WANT to see next part !!

Posted on February 20, 2006
- Steveio

Perfect.

Posted on February 20, 2006
- kwistufa

Fantastic!! I love it! Cant wait for the next!
Everything is cool on it. VO's, splicing, storyline, oddities, strange things on set in the b.ground... perrrfect!

Posted on February 20, 2006
- bubblyofart

What a wonderfully scripted movie. The movie flowed along easily, which helped to keep it interesting. Also the use of custom backdrops was very well done. The VO's and subtitles were 'professionally' created and already added to a fantastic movie.

Posted on February 20, 2006
- Waffle1989

No comment

Posted on February 20, 2006
- charlieiscool

5 star is an understatement

Posted on February 20, 2006
- JaCnoho

wow very good work and realistic go on with this!

plz show my movie and rate

Posted on February 20, 2006
- heliopolister

Quite an original story. The surreal and non-linear elements really add to the effect.

Posted on February 20, 2006
- kaipan

Very interesting story and well executed! Thumbs up!


(side note: Was the ninja's stuff involved with any reality in TMO? hehe.)

Posted on February 19, 2006
- dasman

great characters
very well made

Posted on February 19, 2006
- alfric

great surreal world youve created......
nice storytelling and good vo......
i liked it.....
good job.....
take a look at my latest and tell me what you think.

Posted on February 19, 2006
- runic12

Kool man that was awesem

Posted on February 19, 2006
- danoz304

Proper Bo!!!

Posted on February 19, 2006
- plainlake

This is a really well made flick with really incredible voiceovers. The mood set in this movie is incredible and very nice characters. hehe I just couldent add anything to it

Posted on February 19, 2006
- derbyrams

Really, really good movie, no wonder it has been hot-picked! Hey! Can u rate some of my movies? My studio name is Derbyrams! Thnks! Most appreceited! xxxxxxxxxxxxxx derbyrams

Posted on February 19, 2006
- Amateur-Associates

I want more! I want more! I want more! I want more!

Posted on February 19, 2006
- MATTDAWG420

I have the seen the poster for a while, and now I have seen the movie. Wow, that was interesting. It has some interesting ideas and themes, so I give it high marks in creativity. Also, the VO job was excellent. All the custom work is noticed. Nice! Now I am forced to see the next movie...

Posted on February 18, 2006
- drybeanburrito

Good movie with some depth to it. Espiciallly the characters, who stand out.

Posted on February 18, 2006
- coolfilmer272

very good movie, voice over and story but didn't like how long it is and the end :(

Posted on February 18, 2006
- Jeffymix

Well done. good VO. nice flow

Posted on February 18, 2006
- madmatt7g

Good soundtrack. Pretty good vo's. Overall, a very impressive movie. It was a little slow-paced at points, but I found this very entertaining.

Posted on February 18, 2006
- HRH

Well put together with fantastic VO's. Weird, but in a good way!

Posted on February 18, 2006
- db4321

An excellent movie which draws you in from the start. The editing is spot on and it all moves along at a decent pace. I noticed that somebody had given it 1 star, why they would do that is beyond me, unless they were being petty. You told a good story in a limited amount of time. Roll on part two.

Posted on February 18, 2006
- Timo666

What a great start of a promising series! Okay, I must admit the story is a bit confusing but what the heck: Superb VOs, a cool and original soundtrack and a good use of scenes and sets makes this a 5 star movie!

If you like, have a look at my studiopage anytime and watch one of my movies!

Posted on February 18, 2006
- downphoenix

Golden Distinctions Review, Round 1, Action review:

Story: The story is very confusing, but is quite unique. A novelist's plane crashes in the ocean and he emerges in a city that is everchanging by the day, constantly at a struggle of war between the military and other organizations. The characters are all very interesting and have their own personal flavor, hard to find in other movies on this site.

Scenes and Editing: An interesting use of different scenes. Although not what I would consider the optimal use of scenes, KirinRiotCrash has really gave the look and Feel of Murphy City an unusual area as the storyline outlines. The scene editing was great, although subtitles sometimes were too abrupt, and sometimes appeared before the appropriate scene transitions.

Production: As with the unique characters, the voiceovers of the characters have a distinct style to them, and they shown appropriate vocal emotion as needed. The use of music and backdrops through the movie was great, as was the props in the war: battlefield set. Really, there isn't much that could be done to improve things in this aspect.

Overall: Initially a confusing and slow starting movie, Murphy City really picks up momentum and kicks it up a notch above most action movies. Also, it has an interesting plot that has me ready and willing to watch the next parts of the series.

Posted on February 18, 2006
- deano4930

nice

Posted on February 17, 2006
- Morgan_Hearst

Cross Twin Peaks and The Wizard of Oz and you get some of the flavour of Murphy City.

Top Notch work

Posted on February 17, 2006
- al_el

al: an incredilbly well written well vo peice of genius!!
el: incredible dressing of the set to create that army base. Does anybody else think he may have been watching lost though??

Posted on February 17, 2006
- Dizdoc

No comment

Posted on February 17, 2006
- lohrj

Suberb. I honestly am looking forward to the sequel.

Posted on February 17, 2006
- Dragy

Excellent.

Posted on February 17, 2006
- Sam

An example of really good work with The Movies! Amazing.

Posted on February 17, 2006
- zoomboy27

Professionally done Keep working and modding

Posted on February 17, 2006
- WorldPictures

From Critic's Corner hosts Jeremiah and Dr. Googlestien
What a way to kick off a great looking series and a way for us to really like a movie. This movie was done perfectly. Job well done KRC on this one as you are one of those hidden talents that people need to recognize. This movie should be on the charts. As an action series it could probably pick up a fan base along the way. Nice use of custom titles and you won us over with the creativity factor. Most movies haven't got five stars from us because of the creativity factor with custom things added in the movie. Music was sensational and nice use of characters whose chemistry fits right into this flick. The ending was incredible nonetheless. The city really lived up to it's own identity and that was so important. Storyline was great also with some great scripts. If Murphy City ends up being a real smash with the follow it'll be one our favorite series since Subway and Shadowcat. Part one of the Murphy City series will get our prestigious five star golden performace. An achievement everybody tries to get from Critic's Corner. No mistakes in this one KRC. This series is great and kicked off with making you wonder what happens next. The voices were at an all-time high. This is a WORLD10 must see!

Posted on February 16, 2006
- meteetsee

Nice I like movies that keep me wondering.
Good script.
Nice VOs.
Pinpoint editing.
JUst one guestion?why did randy have a skull in his hand before the ending?anyways looking forward to the next part.

Posted on February 16, 2006
- Dulci

Very mysterious and interesting plot. You can't help but wonder what is going to happen next. The voiceovers were very clear, but Jin's was lacking a bit of emotion.

Posted on February 16, 2006
- solideye

liked the editing and mods. loking forward for more. does everyone else have the scen when someone gets ran over.
plz watch my new movie. a weird film about candy. im sorry but it hasnt got any moding but it has full voice overs however all voices done by 2 people but you wont know that

http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/55540

Posted on February 16, 2006
- Diesel3009

Strange, wierd, interesting, Mr. King-like, yet wonderful story.
*Orginality 10/10 Highly Orginal.
*Plot/Story 8/10 Great Intro to a Series. Left a couple points off for not leaving a huge cliffhanger near the end to get the viewer excited for the next one.
*Dialogue 7/10 While the dialogue for the most part was good..I thought there was too much of it for an action type film. Less talky talky more action hehe. Let some visuals do some work for your movie and less narritive. Also the whole switching from narrative to conversation during the 6-8ish minute mark was a tad bit ovebearing at times. Narrative isnt a bad thing but when ya mix it in every other line it can get confusing especially during character conversations. At the same time...Great voice acting and delivery..
*editing 9/10 Nothing was present to hamper the viewing pleasure. Nice credits.
*"wow factor" 8/10 I liked it I think Ill bookmark ya and await the next couple... It is interesting enough to want to see where it is going but I still wish you left us a huge cliffhanger.

Total 42/50 = 84% 4 Stars Strong Points: Highly Orginal, Great Storyline, Great Vo work

Posted on February 16, 2006
- Arawna11

Really great movie with a lot of work on it! Perfect VO and great use of costumes, dressing and props. Don't give you 5 stars by some minor issues in the flick don't like me, per example: sorry, but the sequence with the apparition of the NINJA and the other two in the car... sounds as an easy excuse for present the "bad guys" to me. I'm sure you can made another type of presentation a lot better. Gratz for this refreshing and original movie! Waiting for the 2nd episode :)

Posted on February 16, 2006
- jackalbane

Good movie, but something about it kept me from giving it a 5. I liked the characters, the crazy city and the strange disappearance of the plane, but something didn't register for me. Great movie though. You really outdid yourself.

Posted on February 16, 2006
- visualstudios

Now That is what I call a Movie!
It had everything:
- Incredible VO which suited each character perfectly
- A weird yet very intreaking story line
- Some subtle yet funny jokes
- Some clever custom backdrops
This looks like it is going to be one heck of a series of ORIGINAL films!!

Bring on Part 2!!!

Posted on February 15, 2006
- EvilMessiah666

The voicovers are the best I've seen on any film yet! Just the right volume and nicely sampled.

Posted on February 15, 2006
- SIRKLINE

Excellent Story, good cutting, One of the best I've seen so far.

Posted on February 15, 2006
- pd_studios

One of the best movies out so far. The VO's were fantastic, they really gave the characters some personality. The use of sets and scenes was amazing, and the story was great. It seemed really original. I'll be glad when the next one comes out, can't wait!

Posted on February 15, 2006
- beginnis

Flawless. This had a great story plot, great music, great voice acting, characters that were memorable. This felt like a real movie. There were great one-liners that made me laugh throughout the movie. "those kind of people make recursive acronyms". The dialogue was so memorable, it was almost as brilliant as that of the dialogue in Pulp Fiction.

Posted on February 15, 2006
- chocolatemouse

I have to say that your voice acting was at very first words, as a slap for me.
You have a real skill in story stelling. thanks for adding the subs.
You put the same care at the props and at your characters.
You built with a real attention your story, slowly building in same time the characters depth and the mystery around the city.
All i can say is that it is a pro job. I bow jealously.
Nose kisss

Posted on February 14, 2006
- Zyron

Cool flick. also good story, i had a similar story I was kicking around several years ago. Look forward to part 2 :)

Posted on February 14, 2006
- jdevil05

Great movie good plot! Rain Coat RULES! Minus a star because Jin's VO sounded like a Japanese immmigrant meanwhile he says he does not speak it.

Posted on February 13, 2006
- JohnOkinawa

That was a really well made movie with really incredible voiceovers. I liked the mood you set in this movie and a bit of the mystery flying around. Can't wait for the next installment

Posted on February 12, 2006
- Dorohn

what can I say...this movie had me totally hooked! The STORY the STORY! Awsome plot, and the countless hilarious humors you put into this film.

This does deserve five stars, kudos to you! :D

Posted on February 12, 2006
- wolfman316

Thats was great!!!! I like to know how you got the credits like that!! That was awsome!!

Posted on February 10, 2006
- Dylen

I liked that. Very slick movie. Got a little flashy at one place due to fades. I was gonna give it a 4 so I had room for a 5 for the next one, but this deserves the 5 bomb. Can't wait for the next one!!

Posted on February 10, 2006
- MelonTheCreeker

ah that was so cool! today i have seen some great work! and this peice of work is included! a fabulous story! great characters! i usually dont enjoy 10 minute movies too much. they tend to drag on. but the 10 minutes flied with this movie. which means that i enjoyed it! i wasnt waiting for the end! GREAT WORK!

please see my movie: http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/52482

Posted on February 9, 2006
- BOLCH

A strange, massive movie with a complex plot. To tell the truth, the story unfolds quite - sometimes even painfully - slowly, but I am amazed at the amount of work you put into fleshing out the characters. They all have a unique personality (Randy is my favorite). The voice-overs are among the best I've ever heard on TMO. I'm curious what can you do with this situation in the sequel.

Posted on February 9, 2006
- Apocryphon

Really good story and good characters. Few things though, shadow on the custom backdrops used, a little fades heavy at one point and, unless it will make more sense in later episodes, wasnt Jin just a little too casual about the plane crash!? "I was sposed to be at a book signing but my plane crashed recently"!!
Story and Chars move it along nicely and the weird city premise is very interesting. Raincoat man is a star!
Hope it carries on well.
Good movie.

Posted on February 9, 2006
- suedenim

Wow! I really loved this movie, haven't seen anything quite like it before. It has a very strange, loopy quality that appeals to me.

I think my favorite aspect of the movie is the vivid characters, all of whom have voices perfectly matched to their personalities. And they are very likable, as Jin says of the Raincoat Man.

I only have a few minor criticisms. There were a few rough edits here and there. For example, when the woman watching TV runs out the door, the fade comes so fast that it barely registers that she's running before the scene ends.

My standard boilerplate subtitles comment: It's not necessary (and in fact slightly annoying) to use character names in subtitles. Check how it's done on DVD subtitle tracks. Generally, the technique is only necessary when the speaker is off-camera or otherwise can't be identified.

Posted on February 8, 2006
- gregsmate1

a very gd idea for a movie and i can't wait for the next two parts.

Posted on February 8, 2006
- Daninsky

Great movie with dare I say a Anime feeling to it?
Great start and I like the way you used both VO and Subs.
I think it's one of the few movies I saw here where I coundn't spot any editing flaws.
So far you build up a real nice mystery movie, I'm eager to see where all this leads.

Posted on February 8, 2006
- msaeluk

Very interesting movie. A strong idea and great dialogue had me following the story rather than playing spot the mod and I look forward to future installments.

Posted on February 8, 2006
- motivationboy

good voiceovers and other custom stuff. nice original concept for once. keep on making unique things like this.

Posted on February 7, 2006
- Johnnywc525

I'm giving you 4 stars since I really wanted to see what happens the Jin so Make more Plz! OH AND PLZ TELL ME HOW YOU MAKE YOUR OWN BACKDROPS! Comment me on Asteroid Belt Plz

Posted on February 6, 2006
- matthew_casey

This is one of the best. Very dark and mysterious. Alot of adventure, but no character you can really be sure about. Expresses the whole idea of a new and unfamiliar situation very well.

Posted on February 6, 2006
- WishfullThinker

A good movie. The dialogue needs some work, it just doesn't feel quite right. The editing also needs work. Quite a few scenes were disjointed, people switching loactions quickly, etc... On the Positive side, the plot is interesting and you had some interesting prop placements to disguise sets. Keep up the good work. Hope you can improve things a bit on the Second part.

Posted on February 6, 2006
- thebaloob123

great

Posted on February 6, 2006