Ted and Brenda: DVD

Gosh, this is rough. It’s a six-minute short film. I had trouble watching it since the filmmaker made the stylistic decision to drop a layer of corny fake film wear over everything, despite nothing in the plot that would merit such a choice. Nothing particularly retro or grindhouse about it. Basically, putting the string of clichés that is the dialogue aside (oh fun, telling the unconscious guy not to go anywhere. Never heard that one before), it’s just a couple scenes of a guy and a girl getting ready for a date, except, surprise! the girl has a bloody knocked-out guy in her bathroom. The end. Oh yeah, spoiler alert: that’s the whole movie. Sorry. –MP Johnson (TBR Video, twitter.com/TBRvideo)