In Nomine Patris
 
 
Studio: kuroken
 
Review Count: 59
Average Rating: 4.98 stars
Genre: Horror
Length: 24 minutes 43 seconds
 
Posted on: December 9, 2007
 
 
Film Description
***Note: This movie contains some strong language...it's not gratuitous, but it is realistic....if it bothers you, you've been warned***

In Nomine Patris is the first film in the Last Rites mini-series. There will be three additional films, each released over the next three weeks: Et Fille, Et Spiritus Sancti, and Amen. For those who don't already know, the titles of the four films come from the Latin version of the traditional Catholic blessing: "In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen."

Detectives Ritchie Falcone and Jimmy Dunkel work in the Violent Crime Unit, until they get a homicide case dumped in their laps. A renegade priest, Father Thomas Hooker, has directed the murders of six people by a group of teenage boys. Falcone and Dunkel need to find out why Hooker is doing it, and must stop him before more die. Or should they?

Series cast:

Jase180 as Detective Ritchie Falcone
Sparky1512 as Father Thomas Hooker
AnotherNewDawn as Detective Jimmy Dunkel
Norriefpb as Monsignor Thomas Shaw
K4ownzall as Police Commissioner Edward Rauch
Duffy as Lt. Joe Draper
DNR as Detective Alfonse Donatto
Mustachio26 as Josh
FredtheDuck as Michael
Andy_inc as Ryan
SGPorsche48 as Stephen
Marine101 as Jonathan
Frosty_Frost09 as Tim
Lynette as Judy Dunkel
KingPengvin as Officer King
theMonktheMonk as Sgt. Woolbur
Docontheweb as Detective Martin
Gina as Brenda
and
Sisch as The [not-so-nice-word!] of Babylon

Music by Admultosanos.
Last Rites Theme by Norriefpb
Old Folk Funk courtesy of Norriefpb and Sisch
Additional music cues by me courtesy of Sonic Fire Pro

Sound effects:

The Freesound Project
Blue Star Pictures sfx stingers purchased from Productiontrax.com.

Special visual effects:

JohanSturk
Tarison
Rysto
Dr_House
Frooplet
Meowan
FraasMovies
MarvellousGuppiMovies
6-Headed Monster
BudBundysMullet
Froci
Jase180 for the Morgue

Extra special thanks to Guppi, Rileyman, BusStopWillie, Tarison, Derobrash, EmeraldEdge, Norriefpb, theMonk and Docontheweb for support and assistance.

And a load of thanks to all the people who contributed to this movie - cast, musicians, modders, and sympathetic ears - it's only with your collaboration that I'm able to even consider a project of this magnitude.

I hope you all enjoy it.

Ken
 
Reviews
- ultrasigma

What an opener!!

This is certainly a mighty crime thriller with shades of horror. I loved the character introductions and the overall weight behind this movie. Substance is in abundance and the attention to detail is insiprational,

I will try and check out the rest of this engrossing series, thank you!

U>S

Posted on May 27, 2008
- userjosh9874

WOW! I have heard so much about this series, and I even starred in one of the spin-offs. I didn't really understand what the big deal was, until today! This was amazing- I am definitely going to check out the rest of this series!

Seriously, great job man!

Posted on March 13, 2008
- Primaer

A good first part and after seeing the following parts I understand why it is so. Unfortunately when you want to introduce characters it's always a hard task not to bore the viewer. In my case you actually have bored me. It was too much talking over 20 minutes (the last 5 minutes are freakin' great and show where this series in the end goes). Direction is pretty good, a good focus on the characters. The VOs are great, which isn't surprising, you really have an amazing cast. It's great that there are so many boys in the movie, definitely something different. The other Parts get 5 stars, this one just 4.

Posted on February 20, 2008
- nahton

Ok, I am hooked. I can echo all the praise everyone else has for this from the acting, direction, and music but for me the story telling is what stood out the most. The dialogue and plotting was superb and it ends with a well crafted cliffhanger/act break that leaves you wanting more.

Posted on February 6, 2008
- jazzx

An excellent start to this 4-part series, very good writing and acting performances all around. I was particularly impressed by Det. Falcone and Josh.

The camerawork and the way the characters were framed was very impressive, with closeups used to good effect. Only occasionally did the dialogue not match the gestures on screen. The editing of the climax to this episode was also very good (although I do have one problem with this scene).

Music was very very well made and used at exactly the right times - the police station sound effects also helped shape the atmosphere of the film.

Only two flaws I could see in this film - one was that some of the audio quality of the VO for some characters could have been better, it sounds like some may have recorded themselves in low resolution (use level 10 quality when recording in Audacity - the default is level 5 - or 350kb/s CD quality if using Sound Forge). Falcone, Hooker and Josh all had excellent VO audio quality it should be said.

The other flaw is the direction of the film's climax:

!!!!!!!!!!! SPOILER WARNING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If you were woken up in the middle of the night by two kids dressed in black and wielding firearms at you while spouting religious mumbo-jumbo, you wouldn't be smiling in bed (yes, there was definitely a smile there!) - Falcone didn't seem at all concerned, and that just seemed completely wrong. Even though Falcone comes across as a cool customer in the rest of the film, he would show at least some fear in this situation, at the very least some initial shock.


!!!!!!!!!!!! SPOILERS OVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway - plenty to admire so far in this series, part II awaits ...

Posted on January 18, 2008
- josephkw

A truly beautifully-crafted intro to a magnificient saga--a very professional production by all involved.

Posted on January 16, 2008
- murpheykid

Wow, Ken. I really must commend you. This is a great way to open up a mini series. The twists and turns of the story and just the story in general are excellent. Well scripted and well paced. Great job. Here is a Murpheykid Recommendation for you.

Posted on January 15, 2008
- eobaggs

Wow, excellent setup for the series. Didn't want to watch this one till all the others were out so I didn't have to wait for the next parts. :p

Off to watch part two. :)

Posted on January 15, 2008
- BasilFawltY

Okay...WHAT JUST HAPPENED.


We have Sparky the crazy priest who actually seems to know what he's doing, I'm not sure if it's because I'm a devout Catholic or what, but I actually sympathyzied with Hooker, and what side is Shaw, MONSIGNOR Shaw. And when Falcone almost got it, where was AND running, and what's up with AND, and is he lying ,who's that other dude and-


Okay, all in all I muts watch Et Fille tommorrow because I can't wait by my head'll explode if I watch it right now.


GO KEN!

Posted on January 9, 2008
- MefuneAkira

GREETINGS FROM L.M.A.O. STUDIOS!

An amazing achievement of a cinematic story telling.

In Nomine Patris is the first installment in a four part horror series by writer and director Ken White. Nomine starts the series with a priest named Father Hooker, played devilishly cleaver by Sparky1512, who seems to be on a ravenous killing spree using young boys, most noticeably by Mustachio26's character Josh, to do his biding. The police detective in charge of dealing with Father Hooker are Detective Falcone played by Dead Cases director Jase180 and Detective Dunkel by veteran actor and director AnotherNewDawn.

This truly is a very unique film.

The two opening sequences really set the perfect tone to the film. The first sequence was a courageous, yet unthinkable scene to produce and Ken White pulls it off superbly. Then, to snap to a perfect character development scene, utilizing the police investigation, was brilliant.

We really enjoyed and felt the hard work put into the credits for this film. Usually long running credits on TMO films are eye rollers. However, with Norrie's score, panning in on the priests face and reading an impressive cast, it was a treat to experience.

The writing for this film is nothing short of flawless. From the multi layer characterization, to the realistic, emotional ands very intelligent dialog, to cleaver and entertaining plot twists, this script is simply astounding. The legs running misdirection at the end is a perfect example of Ken White's excellent writing skills. Thinking it was the partner to save the day, only to surprise and delight us with the real truth.

The acting in this film is truly noticeable and executed on a professional level The dialog flowed so well between characters. Sparky1512 delivers such an excellent performance with a dark sinister tone, but maintains a level of sincerity to his character. AND, as always, delivers a high caliber performance and turned up the heat towards the end. Jase's superb performance really blew us away. His ability to give Detective Falcone such life with natural acting mixed with a brilliant and hilarious comedic performance, really steals the show. An amazing job well done by all actors.

We are large fans of detail in cinematography and Ken White does not disappoint. In fact Nomine shows off some of the best camera movements and angles we have seen on TMO. Loved the floor shot panning up to unveil Detective Dunkel. Also, the ending shots of the scene with Hooker and Michel, eye to eye, then mouth, is great film making due to it making the view pay attention to the dialog and the meaning of it. Giving a back story about Father Hooker and his crimes as the computer displays shots of the victims is yet another brilliant idea because it not only unfolds the back story, but also develops four characters at the same time.

Sound is also a crucial element in high quality film making and again, it is paid attention to in great detail From the soft howling wind in the first shot to the radio chatter in the Police office to the echo in the morgue to the background music in the diner, this film is packed with well placed and effective ambiance.

The music in this film is also noticeable but more importantly, not over used. The Last Rights score by Norrie is jaw dropping. Norrie demonstrates his ability to draw the viewer in with a soft yet powerful opening that builds to an epic climax. Wonderful. The rest of the music is well utilized not to over saturate the brilliant dialog, which so many TMO films do unfortunately. The ending score was an excellent fit to the build up as well.

The sets, props, dressing and locations stood out as well. The police office was loaded with props that took you out of the norm and made you sit up and say �??Ok, this is different�??.

The mods, overlays and custom costumes were also impressive. The before mention police computer display was great. The custom costumes by JudayAnn88 added yet another layer of uniqueness.


Ken White has unleashed a TMO masterpiece.

Well done, bravo and encore to all involved in this magnificent project!

Mefune Akira �?? Toshiro Akira �?? Bucky_McMacho �?? JennyN
L.M.A.O. Studios

Posted on January 3, 2008
- riott007

Wow brilliant so far...off to watch part two.

Posted on December 31, 2007
- bobwho

Amazing, one of the best movies I have ever seen, to me , it was kind of, in a way, CSI/Da Vinci Code, awesome, I gotta see that second part!

Posted on December 30, 2007
- jackalbane

Whoa. Just... whoa.

Tackling religion, crime, drama and spiritual science fiction all in one series. You've got a lot of explaining to do, Ken. But I am going to be very happy to watch it happen. Seriously, first off, the movie's technical aspects are well done. Not distracting, huge plus. Next, the story is so involved I don't know how you're going to really cover every aspect to a finite conclusion. Maybe you won't, but still I can tell this will be an interesting series.

Off to watch the second part!

Posted on December 19, 2007
- Armand

A huge undertaking. A script that weaves an intricate and detailed story revealed in a disturbingly creepy atmosphere. Completely absorbing, with mystery hiding mystery.

Wonderful work on all levels here. Congratulations to the very fine cast. As the opening episode in a series this film sets a tone and standard that guarantees continued viewing to the final credits. Looking forward to seeing the next instalments!

Posted on December 18, 2007
- the_belgian

Can i go lower than 5 stars?
I was specialy atracted to the efford made to do the starting tittles...

Posted on December 18, 2007
- kingpengvin

Well It looks like I reviewed these out of order... I know why though.. No me in this one.
Well despite the glarring omission I have to admit that this is a very gripping series indeed. Can't wait to see the rest!

Posted on December 17, 2007
- tsunamidog

So far this is an awesome plot driven series. Also quite creepy if I might add...
The ending was seriously pretty wacky. Cant wait for the next ones.

I've said this before and I'll say it again, k4 is crazy in all his movies! Characters need to learn to stay away from him!!

Posted on December 16, 2007
- Brandon310

Hail the Dark Father. Creepy.

Posted on December 15, 2007
- BiggsTrek

My apologies for not reviewing this earlier. I wanted to watch it a second time before leaving a comment, but haven't had a chance this week to do so. But enough of my problems... on with the review! :)

I made a list of Good points and Bad points as I watched this. Clearly the Good points took up most of the page, with only a few minor Bad ones.

Voice work was generally excellent. I think Jase and Sparky carried the film, and A_N_D was also excellent, though his audio quality slightly detracted from his performance. A couple of the other actor's accents distracted me (the aussie ones), but I'm sure that's just me as I have that same trouble watching aussies on TV, too. Call me weird. lol

The use (and creation?) of the many customized props/textures/sets/costumes was very much appreciated. The clock on the wall was a nice touch, showing the passage of time... yeah, it's done in real films all the time, but we all know it's a pain to do it in TM. (And did I see Dr_House water? lol)

I also enjoyed the echoed voices in the morgue/lab scene. A nice touch. Remind me to steal that idea... :)

Norrie's music was superb, as was Admult's. I particularly enjoyed that last scene with Sparky and co., and the suspenseful build up. Speaking of which, I think mustachio did a GREAT job with his lines, trying to purge the demon... and then the doubt. Bravo.

The animated credits were very good, though the whole "In Order Of Appearance" thing didn't ring true, as I'm sure it was waaay out. Better to just say "In No Particular Order". (I'm sure you'll correct me if I'm wrong!)

One thing I didn't much care for was Jase's wardrobe choice (no, not the underpants! lol). Just a bit boring, and casual for my taste. And the Starmaker actor was also a bit generic. (Boy, am I getting picky!)

OK, the story, script and plot. The real meat of the film. Everything else is fluff in comparison... The dialogue was excellent. You had some great lines throughout the film. Always a high point in your films. There were a couple of police cliches in this, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Almost impossible to avoid them with the sheer amount of police dramas, etc on TV (I guess that's why they become cliches!). At least it wasn't the last day for one of the cops before going into retirement!

I particularly enjoyed the multiple (related) stories going on concurrently, and all the associated details within them. That kind of thing is appreciated.

In some respects this reminded me of Frailty (I think that's the name of the Bill Paxton film? I quite liked that, too.) I actually considered doing something similar to that once before (it was going to be for the Fable Contest, believe it or not... but Rogina won out!).

Now, I THINK I know where this story is going. I could be terribly wrong. Will let you know in the review for Part 4.

I'm very glad I watched this a second time. Actually enjoyed it more this time around. I'm sure I'll watch it many times more.

And rememeber....

Hail Guppi.

;)

Posted on December 15, 2007
- troyt10

cool movie but is it horror or action

Posted on December 15, 2007
- OD-Ork-Boy

I admit - I thought it was the run of the mill modern detective story. For the majority, there was no "Oh wow!" Effect to the plot, nothing that stood out about it. That's not to say it was bad - No, not at all! - Just typical. However, then the last forty seconds come on and bam; everything I just said became obsolete! Quite possibly one of the most unsuspected plot twists in TMO history! I still stand by saying that the beginning was largely the run of the mill cop show, but the ending definitely adds points up on the plot department, and I am extremely hyped about the rest of the series!

The voice acting was a mixed bag, at least in my opinion. Jase and A_N_D made a good pair, although A_N_D's mic seems to have had a bad stand-in which surprised me, as he often has some of the clearest lines on TMO. Jase�??s voice is an unexpected fit to the role of a [bad-word!]y, slightly arrogant cop �?? I think he did a great job! I have to say (And some might think me odd for picking a relatively minor character for this) that the most noticeable, stand-out performance in this was "Duffy" - At least in my opinion. I don't know who he is, but he has the perfect hardboiled cop voice ever on TMO. I know that I should go on about the leads, but I had to give him a mention. Now of course Sparky1512 is and always will be a good VO, and he makes the perfect kind of "Not bad, not good" guy. Fred, Mustachio, and K4 all did a swell job as well. Finally, Norrie also did a grand job, although I had a spot of trouble understanding him in a couple of lines, which is bizarre for me to say as I often am able to understand pretty much anyone; regardless, I hope I see him in more roles in the future. Now, a couple of the extras were a bit low on the acting department. Not going to name anyone as I don't want to hurt feelings, but it did kind of damage a few scenes in my opinion.

The mod use was very impressive, and the music fitting, albeit not overly stand-out. I go by the theory of having mods enhance a film, not make it, and you obviously go by the same.

A good start to what appears to be a very interesting and unique series. I am looking forward to the rest!

*****

- Orky.

Posted on December 15, 2007
- TeatroXolotl

Entertaining flick with a detailed plot. A new fave.
Great quote: "Do a lotta priests start whacking people when they lose their way?"

Posted on December 14, 2007
- OlliEntertainment

Excellent movie..
Great work..

Film on!!

Posted on December 14, 2007
- docontheweb

This film is alot like Eastwood's Pale Rider meets Charles Manson, but with a very nice twist. Great character development, as well as a well paced story that only picks up steam as the minutes tick by.

Damn fine job Ken,

Doc

Posted on December 13, 2007
- kate_lee

What a surprising ending!

Top notch dialogue as always, and some very nice transitions and visual effects as well! I very much enjoyed the contrast between Jase�??s and A_N_D�??s characters -- the way they look, the way they talk, and the way they are.

All contributors -- modders, musicians and VAs -- are excellent, and I was surprised to find out what a good actor Jase is!

Great, Ken!

Posted on December 13, 2007
- capemedia

Great stuff Ken, hoping to see an explosive climax to this :)

Posted on December 13, 2007
- marvellousguppimovies

Hail Satan.

Posted on December 12, 2007
- Howitzer

What an astounding production!
Absolutely emersive storyline, I can't wait to see more! Some brilliant writing combined with superb direction, music and VOs to create a real piece of TMO cinematic history. Well done!

Posted on December 12, 2007
- rileyman

A very interesting first part to this Last Rites mini-series. Most of this had me thinking it was going to be a standard police drama, but things appear to be getting more interesting with that final scene...

This is both well-written and technically sound. We have enough of the characters so far to get a good sense of where each is coming from - I look forward to seeing how each develop over subsequent episodes. Dialog is all coming out natural, each consistent to the corresponding character. A big part of this is due to some good voice acting - from everybody, really. I'm also quite enjoying the sound design here -- the subtle police radio in the background, the echo in the morgue, and well-placed use of music.

Not much I can find to nit-pick about... Perhaps the occasional 2-person conversation scene with some jarring camera switching - sometimes the camera is on one side, switches to the next side, and so on. I always like it a bit better when the camera obeys the 180-degree rule (or better yet, about 150-degrees -- you seem to really like those straight-on camera shots ;) ).

A mid 5-star rating from me. I look forward to seeing where this takes us!

Posted on December 11, 2007
- skelaknight1

Holy [not-so-nice-word!] dude that was good cant wait to see more movies from you

Posted on December 11, 2007
- Fozz20

I was hooked from start to finish Ken, excellent stuff from a very talented movie maker. I especially liked the very fine attention to detail and I was impressed with the morgue scene where it actually sounded like the type of room with the voice echo's. Excellent stuff and a well deserved 5 stars from me.
Fozz.

Posted on December 11, 2007
- Rik_Vargard

Well yeah... this is better than a real movie! Great story and dialogs, excellent actors! Great attention to details, sounds, props Phew... I can feel the (very) hard work in every scene !
I love the story with the dark lord coming and the priest fighting against it and the whole mistery around it. I can't wait to see the next episode!
Excellent!

Posted on December 11, 2007
- blazeleedragon

Ok where to start...first wow! Very well written script excellent dialog...
great choice of music, and incrediable camera work...

you took great detail to pick your scenes, and have custom work done...however with all that work ONLY one thing threw me, the glasses with the sparkly gems on the priest...small but I notice it and it seemed out of place to me.

I loved the clock and date you used to keep track of time. all your voice actors where brilliant...only one, whom I will not called out sounded as if he was just reading and not "performing/becoming" the character.

the story started slow, the tail end threw me for alook with a surprize ending, though I caught on after hearing the detectives concern with the priest and what he said.

very good plot twists, very griping towards the end and should make for a great series.

the credits in the beging and the overlays and custom crime shots where not only well done, but helped to bring it to life.

way to go, 5 stars!!!

Posted on December 11, 2007
- FredTheDuck

You won't believe this... I just typed an EXTREMELY long review, packed full of the best wit I've had in months, filled to the brim with praise and constructive criticism... and just as I got to sign it... the whole bloody thing deleted itself.

To say I am a little stressed and left a small dent in the tower would be an enormous understatement, so to save me typing it all up again, I'm gonna go for the film on approach.

Great movie Ken! Film on!

Somehow not as satisfying... but I just officially lost interest in typing up bloody long reviews.... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Posted on December 10, 2007
- andy_inc

Holy crap Ken! (no pun intended)

Such realism, such attention to detail and such an amazingly told story intertwining within the world of each character is just something never before seen on TMO.

You fine tuned every little detail, and it was an absolute thrill to watch the story unfold, with a nice little twist at the end... Without spoiling much, I could tell something was going to happen, but not exactly like that.

And the whole cast was phenomenal, Sparky as Hooker was sensational, Jase was an absolute standout, along with the rest of the cast.

Can't say much except bravo for such a realistic experience worthy of the big screen, and better than half the crappy cop dramas on TV at the moment.
An easy 6-stars from me, would be 10 had I the award... (There you go Marine! You can have perhaps a 7 star award! )

Posted on December 10, 2007
- bricksfilms

...Noh my God...That was awesome Ken! This was really amazing Ken, feels like an american version of Crimson Rivers. The attentiion to detail is beautiful, those little perks throughout really brought the visual together. Top notch Ken!

Posted on December 10, 2007
- RavensFan_09

That was quite the production there, Ken! The actors were incredible, especially Jase as Falcone, but really everyone deserves accolades for their performances. Great mods and an excellent score, too. The twist ending certainly left me wanting more, so I can't wait until the next installment - luckily it's not too far behind!

Great stuff. CSI: ain't got nothing on this!

Posted on December 10, 2007
- Norriefpb

Damn, I enjoyed that. The script read brilliantly and the movie certainly lived up to my high expectations.
Great performances from the three leads; great attention to detail, and a perfectly paced part one of this wonderful story.

Posted on December 10, 2007
- Marine101

Well,well,well...yet another masterpiece from Ken.

Can I say that this was a superb film and I was honored to be in it...even though...bah...I wont say...The cast was superb. Everyone suited their character. Sparky and Jase made this film feel what it was. The editing was good. Some good and interesting scene choices. What a plot to tell...I wanna know more on whats to come.

Overall a great film Ken and if I had a 6star award...this would win.

Posted on December 10, 2007
- dnr

That was awesome. What a great production. Loved he opening credits. The music was perfect all the VA's were simply incredible. A definate must see I cannot wait for the next installment. Love the writting and the twist at the end of this first part. Great Job

Posted on December 9, 2007
- samyhouse

Well, I won't say it was amazing, but it was indeed very good. I won't speak about technical aspect that was perfect (specialy the titles!) but I'll speak more about the movie. The characters first! The killer (priest) is soooooo charismatic! wow! And I always said that a good evil guy is a important part of a movie, and you succeed on this! The cops and other characters...hmm well, not really charismatic, I didn't feel anything for them.
About the story now, what can I say? It was really well written. You take your time to set the plot and it's working very well, I wasn't bored at all. And the cliffhanger at the end was great, I really didn't expect it!
The shots were good, totally in harmony with the movie.
Anyway, that was great and I'll open my eyes to see when next part will be release!

Posted on December 9, 2007
- goofparade

Hail indeed.Before I forget, the Lionhead logo roar at the top...very,very funny.
Was pleased with this movie in a big way. The body language is very well done, the acting in this is great.. the script clever and well executed. Jase180 really had a great natural delivery in the lead role and the duo of A_N_D and Jase worked well.Kudos to the whole cast.

A very well crafted and paced film .. I loved it.

gp

Posted on December 9, 2007
- TheFlyingDuDe-Films

I said a few times before in a review that this film I just watched gotta be one of the best films on tmo, but for christ sake this is in my oppinion the best film on TMO! Even if it isn't completed yet.
The skript is so well written so perfectly thought out with such an detailed character development and a so well crafted story. Plus all the voice actors and starmaker files letting this movie come alive. Never before , I've seen a movie seeming so real! All this combiened with awsome visuals, just great set dressing(!) details everywhere, and the great use of free cam, makes this a masterpiece!

You deffinatly made the best out of the limited options given by the software!

Ken you rock!

Posted on December 9, 2007
- ubernewbie

Now i really wanted to get into this, but honestly... it left me a little wanting. For the style of movie that it is, the tension just wasn't there. Some nice direction and very clever camera angle; free cam was great. Costumes and set design were great, sound design was also well done, a real credit. Voice acting was brilliant as well, just... the tension and pacing, for me, seemed really slow and didn't engage me. I felt the start could have been a great hook to draw me in, but i felt it was under utilized. And while this is part 1 of a four parter... i really think a mini cliff hanger at the end of each part needs to be stronger to 'keep the fish on the line' so to speak. I think the music at the dramatic moments is also a little underdone and it failed to stir my emotion beyond just watching and reacting. Looking forward to part 2 and seeing it all unfold.

Posted on December 9, 2007
- trewill7

WOW! Other than being a subpar radio-show host, I had not a clue that Mr. Ken White could read and write; let alone assemble such a Fantastic movie.

I was hooked from the beginning. (no pun intended)

The opening scene which has Thomas Hooker looking down at one of his patsies; and having his patsy looking up at him, was just incredible, it really gave the impression that the patsy was a child. Now, this may seem irrelevant to some, but to those who know the limitations of the program, know that something like that, however small it may seem, is actually an accomplishment.

AnotherNewDawn is a god amongst VA's, and he knows it. It's was apparent that he knew his character inside and out. There was just something a bit odd about Jimmy Dunkel, I couldn't quite put my finger on it at first, but he was definitely a shifty character. I don't want to spoil anything for future viewers, so let's just say AND played his character to perfection, he purposely wanted the viewers to get a chilly vibe from this guy, and we did.

Jase180, who wouldn't thunk it! His portrayl of the foul-mouthed, witty and punch-line prone Ritchie Falcone is just some top notch stuff. He definitley flexes his VA muscles here, to what I would consider his emergence onto the VA scene in a leading role. Jase and AND compliment each other perfectly. I could easily envision these 2 cats walking down the block, holding hands, and engaged in laughter of memories past.

Spark as T.J. Hooker, (no pun intended), was just powerhouse. I mean, WOW! He played that role so convincingly that for a moment I was considering calling the police. Sparky is definitely concreting himself has one of TMO's best, all around.

Mr. White, it's obvious you do your homework, and you do it well, In Nomine Patris is one of the best Detective Dramas i've ever seen, hell, It just might be the best, I don't even know what else to compare it to.

Okay, this is carrying on to long, and I need to save some words to ridicule you later with. That, and you still have 3 more episodes that could potentially [not-so-nice-word!] up the series. So i'll hold out.

So far, so good. I can't wait for the next installment.

Fantastic work!

-tre

Posted on December 9, 2007
- jase180

Just a real joy to be a part of this project, a script that was a homerun from the start, and it was an honor to play Falcone. Ken, you really deliver an exciting and well written film that has some stunning scenes and powerful visual moments. The entire cast really is solid and the music just fits right in. I am really thrilled with it and knew the moment i read it it was going to be a heck of a role to play along with a awesome film to watch. Just love it. I am in awe of this project. In both scope and execution its something special.

Posted on December 9, 2007
- captainstrider

Now I really liked the ending, but now I want to know what happens next.
Really well costructed with plenty of custom content, excellent prop placement and camera work make this first installment visually fresh.

The plot is top notch intriging and 'different' not your average cop movie. An excellent cast brings the whole story to life and excellently music from Admultasanos and Norriefpb.

Until the nest installment
Strider Out!

Posted on December 9, 2007
- sisch

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! Ever since reading the script, I have been waiting for this movie-series! And what a start to it this is! I loved every second of this - all the little details, the soundeffects, how the voices changed according to where the characters are, how you made the boys look like boys and the awesome voice acting everyone involved put into this - and all the great modwork, the dia-show at the beginning of the movie, the water-cooler - this is just a feast for the eyes and ears, and I think I'll have to re-watch it a few times just to get all the details! The music fitted perfectly, and I loved the opening credits of the film - have I mentioned the camera work and editing yet? Just perfect here, too - I just forgot I'm watching a TM movie, and time flew by, and I can't wait to see the next one, and the next, and the next!

The dialogue is so natural, and you're casting a stroke of genius - everyone fitted their roles wonderfully and everything is natural, flowing and unforced - which is of course due to your script writing, which I consider one of the best on TMO.

So now the waiting for next week begins!

Posted on December 9, 2007
- anothernewdawn

What the [bleep] happens next???? I want to know RIGHT NOW. I can't WAIT for another installment to get here 'eventually'. Bring it on NOW. TODAY. Pretty-please?

Well, since that isn't going to happen, let me say this - I will wait as long as it takes - because this is freaking brilliant stuff. I've read the script in its entirety (duh), and I STILL think this stuff is brilliant, even more so with Ken's rich visuals than it was in black and white letters in the script.

The biggest star of this show (aside from Jase's spot-on delivery for Falcone) has simply got be the absolutely stellar pacing. Yes, the visuals are outstanding; yes, the music is great; yes, the background chatter and ambience and kickass Starmaker work on those youths all help deliver one of the most 'realistic" films I've seen in quite some TMO time; but the biggest standout here, for me, is the story's amazing pacing. From start to finish, there is a a slow build of tension and intrigue, from start to finish, the slow unfolding of character development, from start-to-finish, the near-perfect progression of story elements... a little at a time, a little at a time. Ken hooks us from (literally) an opening-scene-with-a-bang, and then never stops slowly, inexorably, reeling us in towards the boat.

This is outstanding work, Ken, and if the other films in the series just get better and better (which I have a funny feeling they will), we will be looking at HoF material right here.

You rock, Ken, and so does "In Nomine Patris".


A_N_D


Note: I did not sleep with Ken for this review.

Posted on December 9, 2007
- casserik

Amazing movie kuroken, It felt like I was watching some series on TV. You're dialogue is superb and the quality of the voice actors is outstanding! Although the whole end of the world conspiracy plot has been done many times before, it is still a very good film. If you can PM me when part two comes out.

Posted on December 9, 2007
- Mustachio26

Wow. If that wasn't some of the most superb filmmaking I've ever seen on TMO. Ken, you realistically orchestrate a building tension that can only end in the culmination of such wonderful work. The VOs and music were brilliant. They perfectly elevated your sharp script to a great realization. This is something you should really be proud of Ken. I'm waiting anxiously in line to see part 2.

Posted on December 9, 2007
- rjb2112

Such a good movie that it seems as if you have locked yourself in a darkened room for the last month.

Seriously though, this is a totally wonderful film.

Posted on December 9, 2007
- rjb2112

Such a good movie that it seems as if you have locked yourself in a darkened room for the last month.

Seriously though, this is a totally wonderful film.

Posted on December 9, 2007
- nukester

"In Nomine Patris" serves up as a very well constructed and appropriate opening episode that both introduces the characters we will be seeing throughout the series as well as reveal the world in which they live in.

From the get go we are thrown into an uknown scenario with some splendid facts painting a vague picture of the case. This is very well done as it not only draws a viewer into the story but it also makes you think as well. This makes for some highly invigorating viewing as your mind and imagination stay active.

The dialogue itself was not only humorous but it was very realistic in the sense of the characters who were portrayed on screen. The variations between characters could clearly be heard and seen with distinctive mannerisms.

As a director, one thing Kuroken's film have in an abundance is 'Attention to Detail' it is perhaps one of the moest distinctive qualities to have as a film maker. It fills the world in which the movie is set in and provides moments of sheer realism. Sometimes the smallest things displayed in a movie make a huge difference between average and exceptional. This was demonstrated very well in just about any area you can think of. From the exquisite change of sounds depending on the rooms characters were in to the ambient sounds of radio chatter in the background of a police office to the fittingly changed time on the clock to reflect the real time within the story, "In Nomine Patris" shares both visual and audible detail that can be learnt from.

All Voice overs were not only brilliant, but they were brilliantly cast. It is one thing to have a great Actor/Actress however the appropriate use of specific VA's for roles was used exceptionally well with a full spectrum of voice styles and age ranges that all matched their counterparts.

The Editting within this opening episode was highly impressive with some realistic cuts. This was demonstrated well with the time frames for the finale sequence which was breathtaking.

Overall, 'In Nomine Patris' is an excellent example of pacing and story development and the finale served its purpose well as we anxiously await next week for the next chapter, until then....

Nuke Well In the Name of the Father!!!!

Posted on December 9, 2007
- sgporsche48

A fantastic piece of TMO cinema. Realistic dialogue, fine acting, and a nice pace help this along. Great stuff.

Posted on December 9, 2007
- otherme13

That was darned neat. I thought I was watching a procedural, which was pretty interesting on its own, and then the end came and bam. It becomes much much more. Excellent music and VOs. Very clever way to make kids by the way. Nicely done. Looking forward to the next one.

Posted on December 9, 2007
- sparky1512

Brilliant stuff Mr. White. My first review was about 1000 lines (ya right) so i'll do a shorter version this time.

I knew this was gonna be a great movie (series) when i read the scripts, but i never imagined it would end up looking and sounding so damn good. Everything from the music, sound fxs, vo's, set dressings, mods, freecam, cutting etc really brought this movie to life. Your attention to detail is fantastic. Special mention to Jase who knocked his role right out of the park.

Bring on the next

cheers

Posted on December 9, 2007
- frosty_frost09

Excellent film Ken! The whole VA cast did amazingly well. I loved Norrie's "Last Rites" theme, and Admultasanos did a great job on the rest of the score. Great camera work, I loved the opening sequence with all the credits. Overall amazing movie. I can't wait for the second part.

Posted on December 9, 2007
- themonkthemonk

Once again Ken serves up a Story that is always more than meets the eye. With his eye for perfection, his moviemaking style is always top notch. And all the actors...especially the Younger actors, deliver a performance to match Ken's Visual artistry. Not a lot of directors worry about sound...but as you watch this, you Hear the detail of the sound working with the scenes and the actors....

Thank you for this, KuroKen!
You get 5 stars...

And be sure to check out "Moby Dick and the Seven Dwarves" coming soon to Moinks Studios!!! Yep... a Five Star Hobo Review! But such a Great Movie Deserves Five Star Hobo Reviews from the only the Best Studios!!!!

Posted on December 9, 2007