Infidelitas
 
 
Studio: trewill7
 
Review Count: 34
Average Rating: 4.97 stars
Genre: Horror
Length: 22 minutes 56 seconds
 
Posted on: February 27, 2008
 
 
Film Description
A Prequel to Ken Whites "Last Rites" Series.

The wages of our sins can extract a heavy toll. For Detective Jimmy Dunkel, a veteran of the Violent Crime Unit of Metro City, the price of his transgressions could cost him his friendships, his marriage, and ultimately his soul. With dark forces gathering strength all around him, Jimmy is caught in the midst of an ageless war between good and evil that is about to erupt. Will the love of his friends and family be enough to persuade him to salvage his life? Or will he discover that darkness is not an instant decision, but rather a journey wrought with poor choices and sin. From director Trewill7, comes the story of Jimmy Dunkel's tragic fall before the "Last Rites" are ever spoken.


VO CAST
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Detective Jimmy Dunkel / Ramjul - AnotherNewDawn

Detective Ritchie Falcone - Jase180

Katerina Schmidt / WOB - Sisch

Commissioner Rauch - K4ownzall

Judy Dunkel - Lynette

Special Appearance by Lizard3209


MUSIC
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- Original Music by Lizard3209

- Also featuring music from the Last Rites Series; Composed by Admultosanos & Norrie


MOD GODS
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Custom Mods by MarvellousGuppiMovies & Rileyman
Budbundysmullet
Fraasmovies
Derobrash
Dr. House
Frenhofer
Tripmills
Walvince
Kuroken
Tarison
Msaeluk
Rysto


SET RETEXTURES
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Kuroken
Trewill7

Custom Overlay work by Lizard3209


AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
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#1 Horror - (Feb. 28th - Mar. 3rd)

#1 in Horror - March 2007
#3 in Stunts & Effects - March 2007
#3 Overall - March 2007
 
Featured Reviews
- kuroken

So I make this little contest and end up getting my movie-making butt handed to me by some excellent filmmakers.....go ahead, Tre, it's okay....you can put "A Prequel to Ken Whites vastly-inferior "Last Rites" Series." in the movie description....

This film is a definite gut-wrencher. Set about six weeks before the events of Last Rites, Infidelitas tells the story of what happened to Detective Jim Dunkel. Tre has filled out the sketchy details provided in Last Rites and presented a tale of hubris, inner-turmoil, and ultimate tragedy.

Dunkel was never going to be an especially likable character - his flaws precluded identifying with him and wanting everything to turn out well for him. And yet, you can sympathize with a man who's on the wrong road, and refuses to see it.

It's the strength of Tre's storytelling, dialogue, and even set-dressing that gives Dunkel depth and humanity, even as that humanity is in jeopardy. Of course, without amazing voice work by AnotherNewDawn as Dunkel, it could fall flat and lose its resonance. AND is outstanding here, playing a dual role, Dunkel and "Dunkel".

And he's supported by great characterization from the whole cast - Jase180 as Falcone, Lynette as Judy Dunkel, both trying to bring Dunkel back from the abyss he's hurtling toward - and of course, Sisch (in another dual role) and K4, who have their own plans for Dunkel.

Sound design is spot-on, with music and sound effects layering on the "creepy" factor as the events play out And as mentioned, Tre uses his set design as another way to show Dunkel's character, the many photos everywhere in his home showing the important people in his life and yet, people who are not quite important enough in the end.

Infidelitas is a masterpiece of TMO film making....hell, it's a masterpiece of any film making. Beautifully made, perfectly acted, and emotionally affecting, it's just an amazing film.

Posted on February 28, 2008
 
Reviews
- BiggsTrek

Wow, what a magnificent piece of film making. And to think that I thought I watched this when it came out. (I must have confused it with another entry and assumed I did. Idiot that I am!) What a treat I had this morning as I watched it for the very first time.

Just breathtaking. Perfection. Can't praise this highly enough.

Posted on October 12, 2008
- ultrasigma

Technically, this film is on par with some of the greats on TMO! I thought you did a great job with direction. The story was an unusual one and different for it's time. I just didn't get it, maybe I didn't read between the lines etc but for me, the pace seemed to be a little slow with some scenes dragging on too much. There needed to be a balance between calm and suspense but it always felt as though it was too calm and slow and definetly too quiet in a lot of places.

With that said, I must say there were a good number of vo performances by it's cast which gave the film a unique look with some good use of mods and overlays.

Top job!

Posted on May 6, 2008
- Handsofmodder

Sorry for the delay ma. Got GTA 4. Anyway, here's a brief description about the review.

nfidelitas, a thriller made by Trewill7, or the creator behind the Deed of Midnight series (by the way, I�??m still waiting for part three, Trewill7 :P ). Although the movie features a different theme for Trewill7, all of his excellent gaming machinima skills were used in this movie.

No complaints. Another masterpiece by Trewill7. If you�??re into the paranormal, and you�??re into gaming machinima, then I highly recommend watching this movie. That�??s why I�??m giving the movie a 5 out of 5 and Pariah�??s Hott Stuff Award. Congrats to the cast and crew of Infidelitas.

To read the full review. Please visit the following URL
http://pariahs-guild.com/2008/04/29/gaming-machinima-reviews-infidelitas/

Posted on April 29, 2008
- freakintiger

5 Stars.

What do I need to say more?

Posted on April 11, 2008
- userjosh9874

Woah

Anothernewdawn and Sisch give almost chilling performances here! What else is there to say? Great VO's, great mods, great overlays, great music, great editing. . .


5 stars all the way!

Posted on March 29, 2008
- devilhorns

As Jimmy Dunkel slips slowly down the left hand path, mesmerized by visions of temptation and the promise of carnal pleasures which lay ahead- he receives an unexpected tap on the shoulder from behind. His best friend reminds him that he's heading the wrong way, and that there's still hope... If he turns back now.

Infidelitas was a great flick. And a great companion film to the Last Rites series.

A very human story in a very unlikely stratosphere and executed with immaculate attention to detail, feverish voice-overs, and some timely frights.

Good stuff.

Posted on March 28, 2008
- Howitzer

Such a fantastic movie!
A perfect balance of fear and emotion pulls the audience into this excelent prequel to the Last Rights series.
Your superb direction in camera, sound and timing has the atmosphere thick as concrete.
The characters, performed brilliantly by an excelent cast, are given incredible depth and brings that extra something to the Last Rights series - finisheing, or rather starting, it off perfectly.
Congratulations on this successful project!
Well Done!

Howie.

Posted on March 17, 2008
- Active_Studios

This has to be the best "Last Rites" series on TMO. It showed everything on what happpen to Detective Jimmy Dunkel.

A_N_D has truly done a cracking job on being Jimmy Dunkel, Sisch has also done a great job being the WOB, same for Jase180, K4 AND Lynette.

You have also done the overlays superb.

The music was........ well amazing lol.

I really think that Infidelitas is the best of the best of the best ever movie that has ever been created.

Amazing job, Trewill7, this is definitely 5 stars for me and 100 stars from TMO.

Good job. Film on.

A_S

Posted on March 13, 2008
- jazzx

Visually stunning for most of it (loved the red hotel-room scenes), the VOs were very good and with flawless audio quality. The music worked very well too in setting the atmosphere.

Sound design was fantastic, it added much to the atmosphere of the film - as did the breathtaking camerawork.

My only nitpick was with the character overlays. This was most obvious between Falcone and Dunkel in the police station. 3 or 4 times the same overlay was used to show a cardboard cutout of Dunkel in closeup while Falcone tells him the score from over his shoulder. Once would have been fine just to establish the position of the characters - and then closeups of the real characters for most of the rest. With the amount of time required for Falcone's lines, the effect became too obvious and some alternatives were needed.

But that's really it - the rest was excellent. I liked the cross-roads scene in particular - not to mention the domestic strife scene (ouch! I felt that slap!); something we don't often see here done to this standard.

In summary - yet another excellent Last Rites spin-off that deserves to be made a part of the canon.

Posted on March 6, 2008
- jakechief

"One of the best horror films of 2008."

-New England Reviews

16 jakechief nominations

Posted on March 6, 2008
- anothernewdawn

Being that I am the lead in this film, anything I say will come across as terribly biased... so I have this to say about that right up front:

Too [oh please!]ing bad. I'm going to call this one just like I see it. This film would have been badass with me or without me.

"Infidelitas" is, simply put, one of the best TMO films I have seen. With wicked visuals, excellent dialogue (with the notable exception of a few lines of rather weak VO delivery from one principal character), and a terribly tragic story that plays the heartstrings like a violin if you're really paying attention (it isn't every day that you get to witness a man's final hours before his soul is sold to sin and Satan, courtesy of the [oh please!] of Babylon), any budding real-world filmmaker would be a fool to watch this film less than twice - or to fail to take notes during both viewings... Manonman, this is good stuff on so many levels.

There will be no debating the technical merits, because they are all SICK, and in SUCH a good way. Lights, camerawork, action, sound design (really listen close for even more Easter Eggs), plot, pacing, tone, and structure... Everything technical is present and accounted for, so let's rock and [oh please!]ing roll!

The only other "Last Rites" contest entry that is so absolutely MARRIED (like bookends) to Kuroken's "Last Rites" series is Jase180's "Sola Fide", and as I (regretfully, haltingly) told my good friend, Jase - "Infidelitas" is the winner in the race between those two films... if only because it reaches a wider, broader cheering section, and is a bit more easily accessible to the masses.

Where "Sola" requires a college degree to truly appreciate every nuance of the deep, meaningful, spiritual conversations between good and evil, here, the distinctions between good and evil are 'blurred' even more simply - no poetry needs apply - only basic human gutter-wants like lust and selfishness beyond one's control, and the tragedy of being born only for the purpose of dying. Tre's addition of the mythology behind Dunkel's 'birthmark' (that he was destined, from BIRTH, to serve the purposes of the [oh please!] of Babylon and her unholy master) is absolutely masterful storytelling, and has got to be, in retrospect, the stuff of Ken's deepest regrets (why didn't I think of that??).

Trewill7 is one of my top 3 director/producers on TMO, and anything he puts out is surely well worth a watch, for certain... but "Infidelitas" is that and more - it stands head and shoulders above anything Tre has done here before (and damned near everything I'VE done here before).

I am proud to call this filmmaker a friend, and I will support him until the wheels fall off, inside TMO or out. Tre is one of those rare individuals that could make a pretty penny making films in the real world, and if I have anything to say about it, I WILL live to see the day that he makes that first big Hollywood check.

You rock the [oh please!] on, Tre. You are a badass and a damned fine filmmaker. Don't let anyone ever tell you different.

And "Infidelitas" is outstanding work in any medium. Anyone who misses it -misses much.


A_N_D

Posted on March 4, 2008
- Ellis07

That was a really interesting movie, a great storyline all the way through the movie. There were great gripping moments and with the music it just makes the whole sequence a lot better. The uses of free cam was very professional, the angles were very inventive and original. you have casted the characters perfectly and the voice actors themselves were excellent, well done to those. A great dramatic story and a nice pleasant movie to watch, well done for making such an exciting movie, everything was just perfect and there's no-way you can get better then this. I would love to see more from you, great work, well done!!!

Posted on March 4, 2008
- goofparade

This prequel felt so natural that it should actually be bound to Ken's four others.
Where do you start when you see a film like this, so well conceived.. so creatively executed, I ADORED the look of the red evil viewpoint.Sound design is truly notworthy, not to self: noteworthy sound design.
Such a clever script that Tre just massaged into this excellent drama with real legs, terrific acting...what a cast. Each actor nailed his/her part.

Lizard's score was minilalist and perfectly dissonant and ultra cool. Very nice work on this indeed and also on the credits, you're so versalile Lizard.
Again, this whole cast rocked, Tre you can really put together a great creation... it's heartfelt and well executed .. all this with a dealine!

A really solid piece that got the judges' attention I'm sure.

Posted on March 1, 2008
- Toadflax

Amazing in every way. I can't add anything here that hasn't already been said, except maybe this: Of all the movies on TMO, this is the only one (of at least 10 minutes or more) that I've watched twice just because I really liked it.

God, have mercy on Jimmy...

Posted on March 1, 2008
- josephkw

What a TREmendous achievement! A stupendous TREat in sight and sound. This film is another notch in TRE's belt of movie-making greatness. From start to finish I thought I was watching an actual theatrical release. The visuals from the camera work to the overlays were perfect, and the sound effects and music complemented the visuals to a tee, but what I love most here were the great dialogue and performances from the cast. I was so engrossed into this movie that I was disappointed that it ended (and then quickly remembered that the story continues in Ken's original source material). This is truly a haunting film which complements and expands upon the "Last Rites" epic and a more-than-worthy winning entry in Ken's film contest.

Posted on March 1, 2008
- k4ownzall

Why didn't you invite me for a beer after this was made, Tre? This is a superior movie in regards to te[play nice now!]al merit and movie content. It is loaded with homages and special items which enhanced the depth of the emotional dive. You also went the extra mile to procure the actors who portrayed the characters. This is definitely and undeniably a solid companion to Last Rites in all regards. ===K4===

Posted on February 29, 2008
- thebiz

From the start in that dark rainbow hotel room I knew this would be a fun film to watch. So much creepy from the sound of the fan to the face in the mirror. And speaking of..the sound stayed neck and neck with the visuals for the entirety and was itself as much a player in this film as the characters.

Heres my qualms:
Judy's voice didnt seem up to par with the rest. It had a slightly "noise filtered" sound going on that wouldnt have been noticed in other films but stood out among the other va's here. Then, theres absolutely no reaction to that slap Dunkel lays on her. I get the fact that shes been there/done that but no reaction at all was pushing it. A slight gasp or perhaps just a word before she grabs her wits and continues would have sufficed. Without it it looks like the slap was added in after the script was completed to me.

And the idea of an intervention from Ritchie didnt feel right me. As a friend and partner of the guy for x number of years who has seen Dunkel cheat on his wife in the past somehow I just didnt feel like he'd be following dunkel around and preaching that hard to him. The scene was executed fine but the premise behind it didnt jive. But thats just my subjective view.

Barring these three things this was in my opinion one of the most impressive film Ive watched on TMO (and I really hate superlatives, so there..). Story worked very well, never making me feel stupid and never spoonfeeding me. Performances were excellent. Sound design was incredible and was puctuated by that final song selection thats so subtle you dont notice it until you realize how well it works at the end. Visually the set design was very cool. The dark rainbow room generated envy as did some of your floor props. Excellent use of the wall pictures to tell a story (though I got a giggle at the guy and the horse picture when I thought about what you were thinking when you staged that shot). Camera work and editing was very good and generally did not call attention to itself for its own sake.

With the trifecta of sight, sound and story all working together at such high volumes this is in rare air. An outstanding film.

Posted on February 29, 2008
- ShahRukhKhan

Wow Dude, That was really Creepy..Awesome Movie
After my Last Movie (Tranquil Hill Suffering) the best Horror Movie here on TMO that Far.

Posted on February 29, 2008
- MefuneAkira

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

A truly triumphant companion film to the Last Rites series.

Once again, Trewill has gone above and beyond his own par with Infidelitas. This amazing film is so rich with visually stunning cinematography, tantalizing sound, exceptional acting, perfectly placed music and a brilliant script.

An excellent story that follows the course of heartbreaking events leading up to the ultimate downfall of detective Jimmy Dunkel. The script is not only so very true to the original series, it completely takes on a life of its own. Simply brilliant!

23 minutes of magnificent entertainment.

Mefune Akira
L.M.A.O. Studios

Posted on February 28, 2008
- kuroken

So I make this little contest and end up getting my movie-making butt handed to me by some excellent filmmakers.....go ahead, Tre, it's okay....you can put "A Prequel to Ken Whites vastly-inferior "Last Rites" Series." in the movie description....

This film is a definite gut-wrencher. Set about six weeks before the events of Last Rites, Infidelitas tells the story of what happened to Detective Jim Dunkel. Tre has filled out the sketchy details provided in Last Rites and presented a tale of hubris, inner-turmoil, and ultimate tragedy.

Dunkel was never going to be an especially likable character - his flaws precluded identifying with him and wanting everything to turn out well for him. And yet, you can sympathize with a man who's on the wrong road, and refuses to see it.

It's the strength of Tre's storytelling, dialogue, and even set-dressing that gives Dunkel depth and humanity, even as that humanity is in jeopardy. Of course, without amazing voice work by AnotherNewDawn as Dunkel, it could fall flat and lose its resonance. AND is outstanding here, playing a dual role, Dunkel and "Dunkel".

And he's supported by great characterization from the whole cast - Jase180 as Falcone, Lynette as Judy Dunkel, both trying to bring Dunkel back from the abyss he's hurtling toward - and of course, Sisch (in another dual role) and K4, who have their own plans for Dunkel.

Sound design is spot-on, with music and sound effects layering on the "creepy" factor as the events play out And as mentioned, Tre uses his set design as another way to show Dunkel's character, the many photos everywhere in his home showing the important people in his life and yet, people who are not quite important enough in the end.

Infidelitas is a masterpiece of TMO film making....hell, it's a masterpiece of any film making. Beautifully made, perfectly acted, and emotionally affecting, it's just an amazing film.

Posted on February 28, 2008
- OlliEntertainment

FANTASTIC movie...
GREAT!GREAT!GREAT!

Film on!!!

Posted on February 28, 2008
- nukester

Infidelitas is a haunting exploration of the demise of Jimmy Dunkel!

You managed to do this so well with some great storytelling mixed with perfect pacing. This was full of suspense and intrigue as he slipped closer and closer to the edge.

The writing and dialogue was phenominal and mixed with some great performances by all cast, it really stood out as a breathtakingly cinematic presentation.

Mixed with attention to detail and your free-cam, Infidelitas is one heck of an entrant into the Last Rites competition. I thoroughly enjoyed this piece and anxiously await more work from you, but until then....

Nuke Well in Infidelitas!!!

Posted on February 28, 2008
- Norriefpb

An amazing piece of movie making. I watched this many times before the competition and never tired of it.
Just fantastic.

Posted on February 28, 2008
- OD-Ork-Boy

It is a simple, pure fact of TMO that Trewil7 is unarguably a great director. His camera-work is always a pleasure to watch and whenever a movie has an "A film by Trewil7" tag on it, you can assure what you�??re about to watch is going to be a unique enjoyable ride into the un-clichéd and unexpectedness which marks his numerous films.

I can only repeat what has been said so far, and I dislike repeating another's words, so I won't. Know that I loved this movie and that I think the world of it for providing so many emotions and delivering such a fantastic plot. It is yet another raised bar in the history of numerous bar-raising TMO films, and yet another film that makes no-big-deal directors like me have to work even harder to get anything even remotely close to this quality. I could give it paragraphs upon paragraphs - Nyet, book worth�??s - of praise, complimenting every little detail in the sound design such as the creak of chairs or the ruffles of sheets...However, I cannot do the same for the faults; indeed, while I could write a trilogy of good things about this movie, I can only write a little about the one, rather surprisingly over-looked fault in this otherwise seamless film. In episode two of "Last Rites" it is made rather clear that Judy and Falcone haven't spoken to each other for some time (With Judy's words of "Hey Ritchie...Long time."), yet in this film Falcone states "Judy wanted me to look after you", hinting (But admittedly not directly implying) the two had been in somewhat recent contact with each other. The error is furthered by Judy's seeming lack of knowledge of Jimmy and her getting a divorce in the second episode, when infact she herself is the one who asked for it (In this movie). As the "Long time" remark can be interpreted in different ways (as the time-frame between this movie and Last Rites isn't clear) I'll let that part slide, but the divorce comment is none the less a little awkward and vaguely continuity-breaking, and is the one and only time I thought to myself "Eh?". Still, it is simply how one interprets it.

A world of praise cannot sum up the 22 minutes and 56 seconds that is this film...Not my words, not my five stars, not even my book-mark which now sits amongst my plethora of well-chosen TMO goodies...I envy this film as much as I enjoy it, and you, sir, are proud. I'm not saying "You should be proud". I'm saying "you are proud", because if your not, then you never will be - this is the most skillful singular production I've ever seen on TMO and topping it will be extremely difficult if not impossible...

With the two brilliant dark comedies and now this under your belt, hopefully you have taken enough of a break from making TDOM to now pick it back up, dust it off, and let the brilliance role on! (Hint, hint :)).

- Orky

Posted on February 28, 2008
- Marius_Hirstad

One of the best movies I`ve ever seen on TMO!
great camera use!

Posted on February 28, 2008
- TheFlyingDuDe-Films

Technically perfect, writing genius and professionally produced.
A TM masterpiece!

Posted on February 28, 2008
- sisch

Tic-toc, Jimmy, tic-toc....

Love this. Every single second of this! I'm not sure how a TM made movie could get any better than this - you are the unrivaled Master of attention to details, as well as outstanding and inspiring camera work and great scriptwriting - to make us feel so much pain and sorrow for the essentially unlikeable character Dunkel is just - wow.

In addition to that, beautiful music and groundbraking sound design plus the voice acting make this, in short words, a TMO Masterpiece - perhaps even more than that, because I would prefer watching this movie to many "real" movies.

I want to see your movie on the big screen, Tre.

Posted on February 28, 2008
- Bezzer36

Another slice of cinematic brilliance from Tre.
Everything here is done as it is meant to be done.

Clever, professional, beautiful to watch and just outstanding in general.

Full marks.

Posted on February 28, 2008
- Marine101

Freakin Amazing

What a ride. Great acting, music, dialogue, the whole 9 yards. Great acting from A_N_D, Jase, Sisch and Lynette and of course, everyone one else. Some nice effects and camera work.

Overall, a nice entry and a superb movie. I'm Speechless...

Posted on February 28, 2008
- ubernewbie

Holy Crap! That was a great adventure, while it was long, it was worth the ride.

Posted on February 27, 2008
- frosty_frost09

5 stars well deserved. The VOs were great. I loved the overlays, and the music selection was amazing. I also like how Falcone was wearing a Ramones T-Shirt, that was one of the first things I just happened to notice when watching. I really enjoyed this movie tre. Top notch film :)

Posted on February 27, 2008
- sgporsche48

Excellent in every aspect. The acting was phenomenal. The direction & script were top notch. The score was very effective. The set dressing was impressive. The attention to detail was mind-blowing. Everything worked well in this. You made us feel for a character who we really couldn't in the original series. He became more human and lifelike. Great job.

Posted on February 27, 2008
- sparky1512

Tre, i gotta hand it to you. You have taken Kens concept / world and crafted a brilliant prequal. How Dunkle came to be posessed is a great choice of focus - he's a main character and the whole 'posession' aspect was never really explored in Last rights.

As usually you deliver stunning visulas immursed in well written dialogue surrounded by great sounds and music. This movie is scary in a whole new way to the Last Rights series. The series dealt with the 'big picture' and that concept was terrifying. Infidelitas takes the life of an ordinary man and shows how it quickly becomes messed up when deomons are involved. Very well thought out, beautifully crafted and elegantly shot - this realy is a great TMO movie.

cheers

Posted on February 27, 2008
- jase180

A masterpiece in horror and character driven storytelling. A vivid peek into the demise of a soul into the bleak oblivion of sin. This film oozes with skill, talent and above all, masterful storytelling. Dunkel is falling and all we can do is watch and see that his fall from grace is more than on the surface, but inside him. The cinematography is unmatched, the creative style you show makes me marvel at what I would consider one of the most talented filmmakers I have ever had the pleasure to know.

Tre, you were made for the world of film, you have the gift for it and I for one can't wait to shell out my 10 bucks to see a Film by you. This story really reaches inside your gut and pulls..hard..and doesnt let go. Just knowing Kens film isnt enough, as this is the perfect prelude. I was amazed at how we both made films at the opposite end of the spectrum, and yet we both see each film as something else. THIS, in my humble opinion is the film that shoulda won it all, and I say that because outside of everything else, you my friend delivered a masterwork of story and cinematography unrivaled by anything on tmo.

YOU are the bar, for me, its playing keep up, because no matter how you slice it, Trewill7 is the top of the class. From attention to detail, to original and engaging storytelling to a look and feel that would outshine most modern films you sir can deliver the goods. My roledex will always be open to you and when you make the leap back to celluloid get ready to take people to school, cause you definitly keep the jive to a minimum and the results to a maximum. proof is in the pudding, and here is the facts for all the world to see, Trewill is a genuine filmmaker above and beyond any of his peers.

I applaud you, Tre, for raising the bar, for making me work harder and for just letting us see whats in your brillaint mind. Take a bow, you deserve it and more.

Posted on February 27, 2008