RIO DIABLO Feature1
 
 
Studio: TheMGMKid1
 
Review Count: 40
Average Rating: 4.82 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 26 minutes 26 seconds
 
Posted on: April 26, 2008
 
 
Film Description
Imperium International proudly presents TheMGMKid???s epic western, RIO DIABLO!

THE SOUND IS A LITTLE OFF TOWARD THE END SO TO VIEW THE FILM IN HIGH RESOLUTION AND WITH OUT ANY VOICE LAGS
HIGHLIGHT COPY AND PAST THIS LINK IN YOUR BROUSER: http://themgmkidtheater.blip.tv/#855248 BUT BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR REVIEWS HERE.


Staring:

K4ownzall??????????????????Buck McInnis
Goofparade???????????????..Joe Mcinnis
MrsGuppie??????????????????Ruby Sanchez
Alex2112??????????????????.Caroline McInnis
TheMonk.........................Pecos Sunday
EmeraldEdge...................Narator

Music Theme...................Admultosantos

Additional music from Various artist on Freeplay

Mods: Marvelousguppimovies, Frass, Temple

Written and Directed by TheMGMKid

RIO DIABLO - Winner Of The *?*?* The SilverFire Cinematic Movie Masterpiece Award *?*?*



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RIO DIABLO
 
Featured Reviews
- Master007

Rio Diablo is the long hot summer blockbuster that is like a cat on a hot tin roof. It sizzles with passion, action, drama, and romance. With stellar performances from all the cast, set decoration to die for, and that special MGMkid epic feeling, this is one film that should not be overlooked.

5 stars from the Archaic Review Board

Posted on July 5, 2008
- jakechief

Scoot & jakechief Show

"I don't like that Buck..."



This movie is the best western since... since... since... I think this is the best western on TMO! I was shocked amazed and hipnitized by how great, fantastic and amazing this 26 minute movie was. I was crying at the end. But in this movie, I did see some flaws. Like the audio. That was a huge problem. The audio was off. But besides that this movie was amazing. I felt the passion and love between these characters. This movie had outstanding performances by K4Ownsall who plays Buck McCinnis, Mrs. Guppi who plays Rudy Sanchez, Themonkthemonk who plays Pecos Sunday and Goofparade who plays Joe McCinnis! This is highly recommended!

Overall: 99.7

jakechief recommendation

Jakechief favorite list!

Won Chief


MGM, you're one of the best filmmakers on this very TMO place. You should be proud at this!

BEST WESTERN ON TMO EVER!! Nothing can beat it.


Congats MGM! :)


Jake Coffey

Posted on April 27, 2008
- jase180

A classic example of the golden years in Western films in America. From How the West Was Won to Rooster Cogburn, this film is a throwback to a bygone era of good guys vs bad guys and the women they love in a lawless land. I love the classics, and I love them more when you show us your take on them, by keeping the epics alive.

You sir, are a master of the lost art of storytelling.

5 well earned stars

Posted on April 26, 2008
 
Reviews
- Master007

Rio Diablo is the long hot summer blockbuster that is like a cat on a hot tin roof. It sizzles with passion, action, drama, and romance. With stellar performances from all the cast, set decoration to die for, and that special MGMkid epic feeling, this is one film that should not be overlooked.

5 stars from the Archaic Review Board

Posted on July 5, 2008
- starlightguy

MGM! A masterpiece. I loved "Rio Dablo". It was something different, a true Western hit. Everything was beautiful in this film. Everyone who did the VO's are extremely good at acting.

Posted on July 2, 2008
- Armand

I wanted to love this film, an epic sweeping tale of betrayal, deceit and hubris that rushes headlong towards tragedy and sorrow... It's grand in scope and ambition, but MGMKid never quite succeeds in transposing his wonderful visuals into a cohesive, dramatic whole.

My notes may contain spoilers, which I shall try to disguise.

There are so very many good things with this film that watching it was like balancing on the middle of a seesaw. At once blown away by the beautiful production design and then brought back to earth with a resounding thud as we observe opportunity after opportunity slip away. In a nutshell, this movie is Style Over Substance. Too much style - bucket-loads of it. It's a simple story, and when the narrative cohesiveness is there it is well told. But when it isn't, it's a mess. I don't want this to sound excessively harsh, because I liked this film and immediately recognise what MGMKid was attempting to do: To tell a genre tale in a traditional way, paying homage to Hollywood's golden westerns (well, okay, that's my interpretation).

I watched the film in high res mode as suggested and did not experience the sound issues noted above, and this film is surely a sumptuous and beautiful feast for the eyes, but as is always the case, if how the story is told falters, then there is little difference between watching a movie and looking at beautiful wallpaper. Following a gorgeous opening crdit sequence and narrative setup, we enter a movie that finds itself constantly disjointed by poorly bridged sequences that forces the viewer to work hard to keep pace. Soon after establishing our leading characters, a love triangle is set up that feels strangely dispassionate and undramatic. Tension and conflict are only very weakly established through shot selection and dialogue. MGMKid likes to keep our focus moving, reminiscent of the great sweeping panoramas of the country he is depicting, but the lingering dolly-shots and crane-shots destroy the building of drama and character. No sooner do we start to experience character intent when the camera is off again, giving us yet another alternate sweep of the same scene. This is a visual tool/technique that is overused, and serves only to sap the unfolding drama enormously. To put it in another way, MGMKid wants us to appreciate his technical expertise more than his story and characters. This fault goes hand in hand with poorly constructed sequences that have every intent of progressing the story, but in the main muddy and confuse the plot. There is an early sequence where the plot seems to go seriously astray:- One moment there is a horse chase, followed by a gun fight in a stage coach, followed by what appears to be a wedding, followed by a bar-room knife fight and then a bank robbery. While this may appear to present a character's journey, without establishing the sequence, the narrative and the context this whole chapter is a confusing mess. While the director knows the progression of the story, we as the audience must be hand-led, and making the assumption that we can visualise the story as clearly as the director can is always a mistake. This assumption reveals plot gaps and leaps that leave us trailing behind.

While this film Is beautiful to look at, it has its technical and directorial flaws that at times almost leaps out at you. There are some odd continuity issues with set atmosphere, time and weather at moments. There is a major plot point that sees the protagonist and antagonist engage in a fist fight. It should be a pivotal moment, but the fight is so drawn out and coloured by those travelling camera shots and angles that the drama is quickly dissipated and we are left waiting for it to be over. I wondered often at the choices of scenic elements MGMKid used, rather than becoming emmersed within those choices. Our focus is drawn time and again to inconsequential and dramatically empty static items - without stronger narrative drive moments like those felt meaningless and padded (The letter, being a case in point: its significance is lost because no narrative or character drama accompanies it). Costuming and makeup design was not entirely convincing for the ladies of this piece - the matron of the ranch seemed more of a madam, while Ruby's makeup perhaps signposted too much her vampish and capricious nature?

This movie is a feast of sights and sounds (nice music choices and a terrific original theme), but it is overwhelmingly emphasised by these aspects rather than focus on storytelling. Even so, with this in mind, general atmos seemed strangely absent lending the film an unfinished quality. Or maybe that was a fault of the hi res rendering process?

While this may seem like a critical diatribe, this film is lovingly crafted with a keen and admirable eye. It has its faults, but it is still a grand western that is enjoyable and moving.

Posted on June 21, 2008
- kell1608

Great western MGMkid!! You are a great filmmaker.
The Music was great! Story was good. Great cast!
A must see on TMO!
Rock on!!
Kell1608 Review Thread

Posted on June 11, 2008
- Ellis07

Really an enjoy to watch, it was amazingly done in different areas. Great performances to the characters and by that you can see more on the relationships between different characters, which shows that it's more enjoyable to watch. Just to add that enjoyment, stunning music, which really made the whole movie seem interesting.

The epic storyline was really terrific and carried that all the way through the movie. I really liked the love spark in the movie, which made it a bit more of a plot. It was really a 'stands out' style when you see this movie, it gives you that sense of feeling that you want to watch it again. Truely incredible.

Overall, I found this movie an exciting epic with amazing and interesting plot. What a masterpiece and I would love to see your future projects. Recommended. Five star.

- Part of the 'Ellis07 Review Thread'.

Posted on June 4, 2008
- zatl

Brilliant - outstanding VOs, a good selction of music (and please, anyone who knocks two stars off for that just can't possibly be serious) and the plot was entertaining the whole way through, despite it being so long. Definitly, without a doubt, a 5* performance.

Posted on June 4, 2008
- Marius_Hirstad

Loved it!

You really know how to entertain people...

When a movies is 26 minutes long they usually becomes boring, but I did not get bored at all when I watched this one! Rio Diablo rocks!

I know it stood "The End" at the end, but I think it would be nice with a second movie to :-)

Posted on May 8, 2008
- jazzx

I'm torn on this one.

It deserves an automatic one star for several uses of uncredited music, but it was honest enough to say that only the main theme was written by Admultosantos right from the outset. It could have played dumb and attributed all the music to him, and I would've been none-the-wiser (because he's that good).

I was distracted from the story every time I heard that superb Spanish guitarist - wondering how anyone could use their music without even mentioning their name. But he/she wasn't the only one; a piano player, several composers, the list goes on - this was perhaps one of the worst high profile TMO films for stealing music that I've come across. If this filmmaker does the same on their next project, who knows? They may end up stealing David Ben Shannon's music by accident (he's making a name for himself)! Would they ever think that was an ok thing to do? I would hope not.

To reach a level of musicianship such as that displayed by the unknown Spanish guitarist (I'm professional on my instrument, and I'm nowhere near that standard) requires well over a decade of practice and dedication. Not to give a credit to someone like that is beyond insulting. This film is extremely lucky not to be the best film I've ever automatically one-starred. But, angered as I feel at the complete ignorance shown towards members of my profession (note how all the actors and modders got a credit but not the musicians), I'm letting it off with just a 2-star dock for the honesty shown in admitting that only one theme was made by the in-house composer.

To the film itself (reviewed from the TMO version in full screen).

Superb - great acting, an excellent montage in the middle when things kicked off (again, uncredited music on two levels, "After You've Gone" coming out of a gramophone in the saloon [anachronism - that song was written in 1918] and some pulsating film music encompassing all the action), wonderful sets and epic Western landscapes. This was TMO's answer to "Gone With the Wind" in many ways.

Sound synch problems appeared during the film, but they didn't get out of control to a film ruining extent.

This should easily have been 5-stars.

Posted on May 8, 2008
- cecil_evans

Magnificent. All the positives have already been said. I'll leave a slight critique.
First off, I'd have had him shoot the putah, too.
There wasn't an explanation of why the bad brother was soooo bad. With such a nice mother, these boys should have both been saints.
Otherwise, excellent. A spectacle. An epic. Movie magic.

Posted on May 4, 2008
- sisch

A classical triangle, love, betrayal and hate...
Wonderfully filmed and with a to-die-for score by Admulto - loved the backdrops, which gave a real sense of vastness of space to this! One of my favourites was the montage scene about Bucks misdoings - great visuals!
The voice acting was great all around.

***Spoiler***
I don't have to tell you though that I would've gone with the bad guy? :)

Great work, MGM!

Posted on May 4, 2008
- rogerSIMIAN

This is a fantastic example of what's possible in The Movies, MGMKid.

Posted on May 2, 2008
- alex2112

It was an honour to be a part of your movie, MG...You are the best!...No one, and i mean no one, does it like you...(but who was that preacher man?!)

Posted on April 29, 2008
- Bezzer36

There's very few people on TMO that can take this tired old medium and create something truly cinematic in all aspects like the MGMkid.

All the stops have been pulled as per usual to give us something that is breathtaking in visuals, audio and story.

Amazing cast, stunning score, top notch editing and of course, MGM's trademark set dressing techniques.
An unbridled passion for all things classic transfers wonderfully into MGM's own movies.

Excellent.

Posted on April 29, 2008
- AVS411

WOW-that was realy good, lost the plot gust a little in the middle, but other than that the best movie i have seen on TMO. realy, realy good.

Posted on April 28, 2008
- themonkthemonk

MGMKid just cant make a small picture, which is what I imagined when I first read the scrip... If you didnt watch the HD version, you miss out on the sweeping vistas that has MGM's fingerprints all over it. He actually made me look good!
Thanks dude..
themonk

Posted on April 28, 2008
- yeagmaster

Kid, you have done it again. Your directing skills are always impressive and now you have made an Epic western. I love westerns, and to see one with the MGM touch was just perfect. Excellent job by the voice actors and all involved.

Don't let the audio problem bother you. It happens with the big flicks. It was still an amazing movie!

Posted on April 27, 2008
- sparky1512

That was really great. Best film i have seen on TMO in ages. Great directing, beautiful VO's and a score that was unique and enchanting. There were some really nice scenes and shots that made this movie look particularly unique and 'stand out' from the (albeit small) crowd of Westerns on TMO. A thrilling story, well written and very well told. Great work

cheers

Posted on April 27, 2008
- ralfduran

(Your creative use of sets, backdrops mm is truly an inspiration and something many of us can gain and learn from. )

Rio Diablo is for me, an instant classic! A dirty yet wonderful love story that had me in its grip right from the start to the very last picture. And now when the show is over and Im In the mood for love - I can only with my red eye thank you for this piece of mind. Beutiful 5!

Posted on April 27, 2008
- jakechief

Scoot & jakechief Show

"I don't like that Buck..."



This movie is the best western since... since... since... I think this is the best western on TMO! I was shocked amazed and hipnitized by how great, fantastic and amazing this 26 minute movie was. I was crying at the end. But in this movie, I did see some flaws. Like the audio. That was a huge problem. The audio was off. But besides that this movie was amazing. I felt the passion and love between these characters. This movie had outstanding performances by K4Ownsall who plays Buck McCinnis, Mrs. Guppi who plays Rudy Sanchez, Themonkthemonk who plays Pecos Sunday and Goofparade who plays Joe McCinnis! This is highly recommended!

Overall: 99.7

jakechief recommendation

Jakechief favorite list!

Won Chief


MGM, you're one of the best filmmakers on this very TMO place. You should be proud at this!

BEST WESTERN ON TMO EVER!! Nothing can beat it.


Congats MGM! :)


Jake Coffey

Posted on April 27, 2008
- h_finocchiaro

A truly beautiful epic!!!

Posted on April 27, 2008
- bricksfilms

An epic for sure, but not what i expected from the great MGM.
Don't get me wrong, the film was great, wonderful voice acting and look, but there were a variety of flaws that really brought it down for me. first off, the music was badly edited, a nice selection, but they were abruptlly cut at certain points and didn't flow right, which can really throw the mood of the film off.

The set dressing was good, but wasn't as great as it could have been. There were bits and peices that sort of threw off the look, for example the blood medieval pillars on the ranch, which you could have easily retextured.

Also the scene selection and editing got me confused at certain parts, like the fight scene. Also the scene where the horse rides on and makes the left down the road felt way to overused, especially since its always buck who was doing it.

And finally, the film felt slightly rushed, especialyl for a romance, I think if you had added some more substance to the relationships and divided it into 2 parts it would have been much better.

Posted on April 27, 2008
- nukester

Rio Diablo is a visual western treat like no other!

From it's humble and grounded story progression to it's striking cinematography of colours,backdrops and angles. The story draws you in and doesn't let go in one of the most memorable westerns ever on TMO!

Congratulations to the entire cast who did a PHENOMINAL job bringing these characters to life and giving them substance! special nods to the director for fusing this all together with an oustanding musical score to provide an incredible experience!

Until the next time my friend,

Nuke Well in Rio Diablo!!!!

Posted on April 27, 2008
- TheFlyingDuDe-Films

An epic story, that would have deserved more. Such a big part of the film just tells the story in a shortcut without dialogs and just music. There was so much potential, you could have easily made a full-length film out of it, what I would have loved since the dialogs were a joy to listen to.

MGM you are a exceptional TheMovies director and again your direction was flawless and there were only few mistakes. A lot of those mistakes aren't even your fault but the game engines. Some directors try to avoid them, but you just seem to ignore them in all your films. I don't what which is the better way and I will not see them as your mistake.
The only real mistakes in your films happan with the backgrounds. Because of your excessive use of custom background your films always seem fresh and together with your excellent set dressing qualities give them an own look, but you have to be careful often the end of the set doesn't blend in with the background and in such situation it would be good to see only the actor with the background or just the actor and the ground to not show the disturbing line. That surly is something you can avoid.

If that is the only critique point, something that is more like a given problem by the game, you know the director did a great job! Rio Diabolo most certainly is the best western on TMO!

Very very well done! =)

Posted on April 27, 2008
- kuroken

Love triangles, blazing guns, beautiful montage scenes, a stirring Admultasanos theme....theMGMKid turns his eyes to the western genre, so look out, pard...

As always, a grade-A story, terrific performances by the actors working from a great script, set-dressing like nobody else can do....Imperium Pictures doesn't release a lot of movies, but you can be guaranteed that each and every one of them is going to be a gem.

The gold and silver ages of cinema live on at Imperium Pictures. Bravo, MGM - as always, an absolutely superb cinematic experience.

Posted on April 27, 2008
- shadowwarriorstudios75

Damn good movie!! I recun that is one of the best westerns i have seen yet.

Posted on April 27, 2008
- rjb2112

A gorgeous looking movie, which was visually stunning.

Great script, wonderful acting. In fact the best Western on TMO!

Posted on April 27, 2008
- admultosanos

So epic it makes Cleopatra look like it was shot in Splot (if Splot was actually a computer graphic land). Should be taken, as always, as an example of what can be achieved with The Movies if you have a patience, time and talent. I give it an Ebert thumbs up.

Posted on April 27, 2008
- filipekholmstudios

At Last! It´s finaly released! I was realy looking forward to this and i sure wasn´t disapointed! The story is very original, a nice and touching western story. The plot and script was fantastic. and the directing was superb as well as the cinematagrophy and set dressing as allways. The music was award worthy and the sound effects as well. This is the best movie i´ve seen in a lon time and i´m looking forward to Cleopatra 3!

Posted on April 27, 2008
- goofparade

Another visualy stunning film from the master of the look, Rio Diablo delivers a new take on the old west, with a double-barelled dose of Buck-shot to boot.
A nice bit of storytelling, supported by an excellent cast and choice of music.

I liked the narrative intro(played by Emerald Edge) and would have liked to see him again afeter the first conflict between Buck and Joe.(16 to 20 min) mark) It would have supported the long musical montage of Buck, nicely.

Very entertaining stuff and glad to be a part of it!

gp

Posted on April 26, 2008
- Beowulf71

Good movie, very well made, but it's a bit long and some little details made me a bit desapointed. You use many mods but you don't even use the stagecoach correctly, there is a full set of horses that come with it you know, the horse noise sounds like they are in the house and the worst part is the loooonnnng instrumental part of the movie, but it's still a very good movie.

Posted on April 26, 2008
- jase180

A classic example of the golden years in Western films in America. From How the West Was Won to Rooster Cogburn, this film is a throwback to a bygone era of good guys vs bad guys and the women they love in a lawless land. I love the classics, and I love them more when you show us your take on them, by keeping the epics alive.

You sir, are a master of the lost art of storytelling.

5 well earned stars

Posted on April 26, 2008
- Howitzer

Hollywood storytelling at it's finest!
MGM Kid, you've once again produced a stunning masterpiece of the callabre seen only in Cleopatra!
Some marvelous cinematography takes us through the story of two brothers and a girl. The plot twists and turns bringing us excitement, sadness and releif in revenge! Fantastic writing.
The actors have brought forth wonderful performances which bring the story to life and are tuly believable.
The musical score set the scene perfectly and added so much depth the the on screen performance.

Comgratulations, you have a box office smash on your hands!

Howie.

Posted on April 26, 2008
- K4Ownzall

Magnificent tale that is worthy of true Western. ===K4=== .......It was my honour to work with MGM, Goof, Mrs.Guppi, Monk, Emerald Edge, and Alex! I had such fun playing a Lead and a Villian. The lavish backdrops, filters, sets, environments, and camera are certainly top-notch. There are only a few well made Westerns on TMO, and now... there is one more. Apparently, it truly takes a master to make a successful Western... and this movie is a success!

Posted on April 26, 2008
- hippieking

What a big forom was going on it was great.
I saw the movie on some other website first so here is my official review for Rio Diablo.

THAT WAS AMAZING!!!!! One of the best, no the best western to ever hit TMO yet!!! Music was unbelievable just wow it was undescribibley great.

The VO's were freaking perfect flawless stuff MGM kid and thanks for your advice.

Posted on April 26, 2008
- EthanRunt

Oh My Word, a magestical trip back into the days of yore, with the western traditions put aside to take on this simple and yet fulfilling story that, whilst not being overly complex, keeps the heart and soul of the best movies, until we care so much about the characters, the movies closing cuirtains logo becomes something like a dagger through the heart.

The voice acting was top notch as always, I mean it's an MGM movie, what else would you expect? And the set dressing, mmmmm, just magnificent. I wish I was there, the night shots, the town, the waterfall, pitch perfect.

The music as well was so fantastic, soemtimes it was brilliant at making moments even more emotional, romantic, and especially thrilling and exciting, just the way the music hits a crescendo after a line thrills me more than any action sequence could, and well done for the brilliant mixing there, just right so as not to drown out anybody and keep a level that's neither too loud nor too quiet.

Thouroughly enjoyable, instantly recognisably MGM and absolutely breathtaking, the times an MGM film comes to TMO are few and far between, but the wait is always worth it, whether it seems like it at the time you desperately want to see it but can't since there's still two months left, or not.

Just one of the great TMO films, and if this doesn't stay ridin' high in the charts, then something must be off because this film is just absolutely and completely magnificent.
I can't think of any other words to fully express this film's brilliant magnitude.
Well done again sir.

Posted on April 26, 2008
- BiggsTrek

MGM you've done it again. A very sumptuous production with a great feel. Beautiful to look at, listen to (the music was brilliant) and thoroughly enjoy.

My only real complaint was a lack sound effects in certain parts of the film. But the music made up for that (and then some!)

Well done! :)


(Mother was a bad judge of character, me thinks... ;)

Posted on April 26, 2008
- nexusinteract

This was a really good film, but there were some minor problems though:
.One, there were some annoying collision detection problems due to the clipping, though not done too much it was annoying at times.

.Two, why were their bloody pillars on the ranch? Yeah there may have been no good alternative for when to use support beams, but it was kinda ancient-looking.

.Third, during the scene with the camera focusing on Joe and Buck, when it went to Joe, it was like high-noon, but when put on James, it looked like it was dawn or sunset as it was later clarified to be during the subsequent fight between them.

.Lastly, this is the most minor of issues, but what I'd like to know is how Joe survived that gunshot in the saloon? There could be some credible answer(s), but in the American Old West, I wouldn't know.

Posted on April 26, 2008
- kit06

That film is one of the best I have ever witnessed on TMO or off of it! Besides the lip sinc timing everything was perfection. Honestly, MGM you have more talent than the scriptwriters of these days, your camera angles were sublime.

There are no other words to say, because there is no word to discribe how amazing that was.

Posted on April 26, 2008
- Eagle_93

GREAT MOVIE! I love it. A masterpiece - so beautiful. I must bookmark it.

Posted on April 26, 2008
- TFoster

-------------------- FOSTER FILMS REVIEW --------------------

Rio Diablo is a simply fantastic cinematic triumph To TMO and will be remembered by all who watches it, a fantastic storyline to keep us hooked and simply spectacular Sets and costumes, add fantastic quality to this simply superb movie, rio diablo contains fantastic camera Angles which add atmosphere to the movie.

A Superb movie with a fantastic cast, make this a simply unmissible Romance Action western movie, which should be admired by all, for all who has the honour to lay there eyes on this cinematical masterpiece.

So anyway to round of i would like to award you my special studio award, so just copy and paste the writing below

RIO DIABLO - Winner Of The *۩*۩* The SilverFire Cinematic Movie Masterpiece Award *۩*۩*

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Posted on April 26, 2008