Days Past- PG-13
 
 
Studio: jase180
 
Review Count: 28
Average Rating: 4.79 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 17 minutes 0 seconds
 
Posted on: March 2, 2007
 
 
Film Description
Also have a look at "The Dead Cases" trailer, as this film (Days Past) was more of a test than anything.


Days Past-

When a contract killer is set up and left for dead, he goes underground and tries to build a new life, only to be drawn back into a world he left behind by the arms dealer turned mob boss. With the girl he loves life in danger, he must dig up old habits and do anything he can to save his last chance at a normal life.



This is my first upload to the site. I spent about a 7-8 hours making it to see what I could do with the program. I am open to critics, as long as its constructive, for how shall I ever improve if not by taking in the advice of those around me. So any reviews are welcome, just please, have something to say, good, bad,ugly, have something to say to me about it.

I wont revenge review anyone, thats just bad form and not what I am about.

I tried to make a decent action film with story behind it and hope it plays well. My voice over work is horrible, so its subtitled, but it has a good score and uses some great mods from 8 Eyed baby, Skin Shack and others. Music came from 8 Eyed baby.com, and I just want to make mention that those people there are a life saver.

I want to add a special thanks for the ceiling fan mod by msaeluk, which oddly enough inspired my credits for the film, a mod that came from 8-eyedbaby.com

I am currently casting VO artists for my 2nd film, a trailer that can be seen here as well!

Thanks for watching!
 
Featured Reviews
- Dizdoc

�?епло�?ой �?ил�?м.

�?Ы: �?в�?о�?, �?бей �?еб�? об �?�?ен�?! Разве Ро�?�?и�? �?ак в�?гл�?ди�?? �?акое U.S.S.R. в 1999 год�?, �?п�?? Сов�?ем �?�?о ли, а? �? �?азве �?�?�?�?кие �?олда�?�? в 99-ом �?ак в�?гл�?дили? �?�? вооб�?е да�?�?е б�?�?ж�?и...

Posted on March 11, 2007
- FLIPMANBURN

Sickoid Flicks Review:

Story: The movie opens with a pretty big bang. I loved the opening! But the plot quickly slows down almost to a snails pace, once all the dance numbers hit. I did like the main characters. The cold war style vibe they all portrayed was pretty cool. The only one I had a problem with was main character who tried to be like that other "secret agent", from the video games. It was a bit to unoriginal. The dialog was ok, but many areas fell flat in trying to express the story and characters. Overall, I really did like the story. It just felt like alot areas could of used more work in pacing and context.

Production/Score: I really liked the music. You did great job at giving alot of emotion to those scenes, through the use of a great score. That's something I think is a key factor in making a really killer movie. The edit was good, and flow was nice. I really like the final scenes! The flow and the shots really worked out well! The subs were ok, but alot of mispellings going on. Also, alot of your charcters suffered from the "everyone looks the same" bug. It's always important to craft a look that goes along with the vibe of your main characters. I guess, the production would be the highlight, for me, on this film. Some great cuts and shots really helped sell this action movie!

Wow factor/Final Thoughts: I think most people will really like the action and suspense offered in this film. I thought it was good, overall. It just needs a little tweaking here and there to make it really excellent and take it to the top. Nice effort! - 3 stars

Don't forget to check out Sickoid Flicks!

Posted on March 7, 2007
- JazzX

A sickly candy-floss [cotton-candy] ending to what was a very violent thriller.

The story was well told and edited, although the subtitles often moved far too fast. Good music too.

The researcher should be fired - anyone who tells you that the USSR was alive and kicking in 1999 needs their head seen to!

1989 would be more accurate. Pierce Brosnan's excellent tenure as James Bond(with Goldeneye being his first film in 1995) owes alot to the collapse of the USSR. Indeed, does M (Judi Dench) not famously call him "a misogynistic dinosaur; a relic of the cold war ..." in that film?

I also thought the dancing scene slowed things down. Yes - it's good to see why this male character finds her attractive in the physical sense, but it went on too long. I felt it was like a "half time show" - it became completely unnecessary after the first 10 minutes (only kidding! but I hope you see what I mean).

I think the pacing of the film was very good - but it needed VO to carry the sharpness of the lines. This is one of these films that can't get away with just subtitles (although you did a great job of explaining through camera shots and otherwise who the lines belonged to).

I look forward to more of your films.

Posted on March 7, 2007
- bruscar5

Great film, love the direction, very intense, good dialougue writing, love the sort of film noir style, fantastic work.

Posted on March 5, 2007
 
Reviews
- SsjDave3

Great, this is the first movie I was ever really into that wasn't action packed. Well delivered and well done.

Posted on May 9, 2007
- rjb2112

Action packed! :)

Posted on April 8, 2007
- JimboWelcome

This is a very polished and virtually flawless movie with an engaging action storyline. The pacing was spot on throughout the film and kept everything moving along smoothly. The dialogue was well scripted and it's a shame you couldn't get some voice actors in for it.
I'm looking forward to seeing your next film. The cleverness and polish that's gone into this one, combined with voice overs, should make for a winning combination.

Posted on March 31, 2007
- Lucindamc123

I loved it and thoroughly enjoyed watching. You grabbed my attention in the first minute and I never got bored at all. (sometimes when watching films, I find my mind wandering and wanting the movie to end, but not with this one). Only suggestion I can make is that the subtitles went by a little fast for me to read, but I got what was going on anyway. Dialogue was great too. Of course I know you are a professional so you are in a league above most of us anyway. But we can learn a lot from you. Great use of music too.

Posted on March 28, 2007
- jackalbane

For something you made in only 7-8 hours, I'm really impressed. It's a pretty simple idea done very well, although it could use a tweak here and there. I enjoyed it! And for a first film, this is really well done. Most people just upload the Baggage Boy!

So, yeah, it was good. It kept me interested and it seems like you had fun making it. Great job and I can't wait to see your next big picture.

Posted on March 14, 2007
- Davidwww

The only thing that could have made this movie any better would be VO's, truly a great film. (the only thing I could suggest is slow down some of your subtitles)

Posted on March 13, 2007
- hollywoodbuff93

All I can say is... my God. The greatest film this community has been graced with viewing. Perfect in every way possible... two thumbs up!

Posted on March 11, 2007
- Dizdoc

�?епло�?ой �?ил�?м.

�?Ы: �?в�?о�?, �?бей �?еб�? об �?�?ен�?! Разве Ро�?�?и�? �?ак в�?гл�?ди�?? �?акое U.S.S.R. в 1999 год�?, �?п�?? Сов�?ем �?�?о ли, а? �? �?азве �?�?�?�?кие �?олда�?�? в 99-ом �?ак в�?гл�?дили? �?�? вооб�?е да�?�?е б�?�?ж�?и...

Posted on March 11, 2007
- qtigger

If this film was 17 minutes long, it sure didn�??t feel like it. Great job! I�??ve seen some 5 minute films that seem like hours. Excellent script and believable dialog made this film highly enjoyable for me. The story was easy to follow and flowed well. The music was tight and the camera work was better than I�??d seen in a while.

Three small things though, some of the subtitles went by very quickly and a couple of time there were fade-out / fade-in shots where it wasn�??t necessary. Also, even though it didn�??t feel long, you could have cut some scenes a little more just to keep up the pace. But other than that, a very well made film. Cheers!

Posted on March 9, 2007
- OlliEntertainment

Excellent movie..
Great storyline..
Good work..

Film on!!!

Posted on March 9, 2007
- stevec375

great film! very good and for a debut as well impressive, I liked the story and the visuals. It was a good job I look forward to your future movies!

Posted on March 9, 2007
- MaLkAvIaN_VaMp

What a movie! What a debut! Well done, great stroy, great use of mods, and set dressing and free cam. Well done, going to keep a look out for your new movie

Posted on March 8, 2007
- FLIPMANBURN

Sickoid Flicks Review:

Story: The movie opens with a pretty big bang. I loved the opening! But the plot quickly slows down almost to a snails pace, once all the dance numbers hit. I did like the main characters. The cold war style vibe they all portrayed was pretty cool. The only one I had a problem with was main character who tried to be like that other "secret agent", from the video games. It was a bit to unoriginal. The dialog was ok, but many areas fell flat in trying to express the story and characters. Overall, I really did like the story. It just felt like alot areas could of used more work in pacing and context.

Production/Score: I really liked the music. You did great job at giving alot of emotion to those scenes, through the use of a great score. That's something I think is a key factor in making a really killer movie. The edit was good, and flow was nice. I really like the final scenes! The flow and the shots really worked out well! The subs were ok, but alot of mispellings going on. Also, alot of your charcters suffered from the "everyone looks the same" bug. It's always important to craft a look that goes along with the vibe of your main characters. I guess, the production would be the highlight, for me, on this film. Some great cuts and shots really helped sell this action movie!

Wow factor/Final Thoughts: I think most people will really like the action and suspense offered in this film. I thought it was good, overall. It just needs a little tweaking here and there to make it really excellent and take it to the top. Nice effort! - 3 stars

Don't forget to check out Sickoid Flicks!

Posted on March 7, 2007
- JazzX

A sickly candy-floss [cotton-candy] ending to what was a very violent thriller.

The story was well told and edited, although the subtitles often moved far too fast. Good music too.

The researcher should be fired - anyone who tells you that the USSR was alive and kicking in 1999 needs their head seen to!

1989 would be more accurate. Pierce Brosnan's excellent tenure as James Bond(with Goldeneye being his first film in 1995) owes alot to the collapse of the USSR. Indeed, does M (Judi Dench) not famously call him "a misogynistic dinosaur; a relic of the cold war ..." in that film?

I also thought the dancing scene slowed things down. Yes - it's good to see why this male character finds her attractive in the physical sense, but it went on too long. I felt it was like a "half time show" - it became completely unnecessary after the first 10 minutes (only kidding! but I hope you see what I mean).

I think the pacing of the film was very good - but it needed VO to carry the sharpness of the lines. This is one of these films that can't get away with just subtitles (although you did a great job of explaining through camera shots and otherwise who the lines belonged to).

I look forward to more of your films.

Posted on March 7, 2007
- First_Demand_Productions

For an initial offer this was VERY well done. Although you refer to this as your first TMO offering so I guess you've made more than one film. I have a personal policy to never break a 5 star streak (call it fear of karma)but in this instance with such a well made film I have no problem giving them out.

Posted on March 6, 2007
- bruscar5

Great film, love the direction, very intense, good dialougue writing, love the sort of film noir style, fantastic work.

Posted on March 5, 2007
- actorjay

Actorjay Reviews
I liked it a lot. it was good. I was surprised with all the mods. The music was really good throughout the whole movie. The story was so good very orginal. Good job. Two thumbs up.

Posted on March 5, 2007
- Wraagh_Entertainment

Realy good movie. I was drawn right into the story from the first second on. Fantastic music too!

Posted on March 5, 2007
- OD-Ork-Boy

This movie was a GREAT achievement, especially for a first-timer. It could have had slightly longer subtitles in some places, and voice acting would have added to it's experiance, but it is still a very good film well worth a five-star ranking! I hope to see more great movies from you, Jase180, as you've got off to quite a promising start!

Posted on March 5, 2007
- dude123456HasReturned

Teh Poptart Kid's Review Corner.

Ohh, I must say this. A fantastic action movie you have here jase180. It was packed with romance, death, action, excitement, and so much more! I was on the edge of my seat with anticipation, as you hooked me into the story which you did very nicely! The story was well-written, and sweet. The sub-titles were at a nice, reasonable pace. It was exciting to see all the men getting shot down one by one, for love. A masterpiece I say! Encore! Encore!

Keep it up Jase! You have the potential! And, your first movie too? Quite impressive.

Film on!

5 stars!

-Teh Poptart Kid

Posted on March 4, 2007
- SnakeEater42

Wow, the best movie I've seen on TMO and its a debut. Can't to see the next film from your studio its sure to be even better.

Posted on March 4, 2007
- Katikal

Where do I begin.

This is the first quarter-hour long movie I've watched. I do not regret it.

The story is gripping from the very beginning. A spy's tale gone wrong, a deal gone bad, a story of vengeance and honor. It's unbelievable how well you executed this movie. It was a feat that would leave many moviemakers quivering in their shoes.

It was masterfully shot with the freecam, including some tense moments I've never witnessed before in a movie. I felt the emotion from the characters in every line spoken. There were no voiceovers but it was no problem as the skillfully written dialogue created a whole new dimension of realism.

This was an amazing movie and there is no doubt in my mind that you will go very far.

Posted on March 4, 2007
- rysto

Great film! Good stroyline and plot. Story kept me interested all the way through. Subtitles were fast at some points but everything else was fine!

Posted on March 3, 2007
- DanielH20

WOW!! This is a pretty good film...Great Plot
Well Done!! Two Thumbs UP!! :)

DanielH20

Posted on March 3, 2007
- NUKESTER

A great start to TMO with a facinating story that was over before it even began. This is a testament to your skills and execution. You have managed to pull out some good stops for a debut which leaves me wondering how good your next film will be!

Keep it up and Nuke Well in All The Dark Energy In The Universe!!!!

Posted on March 3, 2007
- SHERWINLIU

** POSSIBLE SPOILERS **

A polished movie with an elaborate story. For a first movie, it has quite a lot of custom content integrated to the movie seemlessly. The beginning of the movie is quite intriguing, but the scope of the movie was too vast and the story started to bore me about halfway through. There were a few typos in the subtitle. The basic revenge plot took a while to solidify, but I felt a bit distant from it all.

The bottomline though is that this movie has a solid story, and the presentation is very skilled. There's no doubt this is impressive for a first movie, and I am not even giving you any extra points here.

Posted on March 3, 2007
- RJANACONDA

great film good use of mods(that dosnet count in my star rating but nice) a lot of people center the movie on mods and rely too much on them. story was good the it could have used some twists to make it less your typical action plot (ive seen plenty of real movies with less plot) . some subs went too fast you should read the subs aloud when editing to help with the timing. I thought the fade in/out was a little over used. these things however are not enought imo to take away from this action flick.

Posted on March 3, 2007
- selmuir

Great Film :D !!

Posted on March 3, 2007