Short Shrift Theater: The Flying Man

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So imagine a world where The Punisher had the powers of Superman. If you envision the incidents of criminals dropping out of the sky to their deaths rising at an alarming rate thanks to The Punisher being able to fly then you have the gist of THE FLYING MAN, a short film about a vigilante with super-strength and flight powers preying on the criminal. element. The stuff with The Flying Man doing is thing is pretty riveting but the short film does drag a bit during the extended time that is spent with the two criminals on their way to do a job.
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Short Shrift Theater: Tonight I Strike

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This short film by Canadian filmmaker Dan Gaud is not all that special in terms of acting or storyline but it is a very well shot film that looks absolutely gorgeous. But the main selling point of this short is Max, the sarcastic and foul mouthed servant robot that does not get nearly enough screen time. Mr. Gaud would be smart to put out another short film that features the misadventures of Max the Robot.
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Short Shrift Theater: Don’t Move

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DON’T MOVE drops the viewer in on what is basically the last 15 minutes of what looks to have been a really cool horror movie. A group of friends get together to have a few drinks and fool around with a Ouija board only to call forth a demon with the eyesight of Mr. Magoo which then kicks off the most high stakes game of freeze tag in the history of mankind.
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Short Shrift Theater: The Jockstrap Raiders

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THE JOCKSTRAP RAIDERS is the 19 minute UCLA thesis animated film of Mark Nelson, the story – which took 5 years to complete (part time) – takes place during World War I in Leeds, England where a group of underdog misfits are excluded from the war due to various abnormalities. Threatened by the invading German Kaiser and his army, the must learn to become a team and overcome their deficiencies in order to save Britain and the world.

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Short Shrift Theater: Paperman

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This insanely charming animated short played in theaters along with the (very awesome) Wreck-It Ralph movie last year and has been nominated for a well deserved Oscar. I defy even the coldest heart to not have a goofy smile plastered on your face while watching this.
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Short Shrift Theater: Dirty Laundry


Thomas Jane, star of the 2004 Punisher film, takes his love of the character to the streets and made this short film himself depicting the type of Punisher (a name that is never uttered in the vid to avoid Marvel’s pesky lawyers) he thinks would be the best onscreen.
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Short Shrift Theater: The Gate

95% of the human genome is composed of redundant gene sequences. They appear to have no known biological function. Could a chance event reactivate them? Genetic freaks wander the streets courtesy of irresponsible pharmaceutical companies.

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