Lighting Creative Fires!
It is with great excitement that we announce the launch of Lamplighter Studios. This new company will not only continue to create original content, but also offer high quality, yet affordable services for audio and video producers. Check out the website
to see what we've been working on.
New Song Released!
Elated to finally announce the release of Blind
, a new song by Ryan Noel of The Inner Groove and Retro Films Ent. Ryan wrote and recorded the song for the Butler brothers latest feature film Mourning Has Broken
which recently secured distribution.
"New"man Brothers Artwork
Artist Mark Seagram recently put together this very cool Notorious Newman Brothers illustration. You can view it, along with more of his fantastic work HERE
The Notorious Newman Brothers: A Visual Journal
Four years ago today The Notorious Newman Brothers made it's Canadian premiere at the ReelHeART International Film Festival and went on to win "Best of Fest". To commemorate the occasion we're releasing The Notorious Newman Brothers: A Visual Journal
, an online magazine that features behind the scenes photos, sketches, memorabilia and more!
In The Dumps Pitch Video Released
After much anticipation, the In The Dumps
pitch video is now live and currently being considered by the Independent Production Fund (IPF) for financing. Thank you to all those who made it possible and for putting us one step closer to making this series a reality.
Soundcheck Sessions Host Alys Crocker Talks To MyKawartha.com
Host Alys Crocker recently discussed her past experiences working alongside George Stroumboulopoulos, The Soundcheck Sessions audition and more with MyKawartha.com
The Lindsay Post Interviews Hometown Host Alys Crocker
Lindsay, ON native and host of The Soundcheck Sessions Alys Crocker, discusses the upcoming live music web series with The Lindsay Post. Click HERE
to read the article.
Discussing The Soundcheck Sessions with Examiner.com
Producer/director Ryan Noel of the upcoming live music web series The Soundcheck Sessions recently discussed the evolution of the series, his inspiration and what bands you could potentially see play on it with Examiner.com
The Newman Brothers Spotlighted
Fearing the notoriousness that is the Newman Brothers, VODO is currently spotlighting the film on their site. CLICK HERE
to find out how you can download the film for free.
The Soundcheck Sessions Crowdfunding Campaign Kicks Off
Today The Soundcheck Sessions officially begins to evolve into a weekly live music web series featuring some of the most talented and exciting bands on the scene. Think Old Grey Whistle Test meets From the Basement. Every week starting in January we will be featuring one band or musician playing live in studio, followed by a candid interview with the artist. Each 20 minute episode will be shot in full 1080p high definition and treated to a professionally engineered stereo mix. And not to forget our roots, all you gearheads will have the option of watching bonus featurettes with the musicians discussing their instruments, amps and pedals. In edition to the episodes, there will also be weekly and monthly giveaways just for being a fan of the series. You could win anything from autographed albums to amazing music gear! CLICK HERE
to watch the pitch video and find out how you can help support this project.
Soundcheck Sessions Pitch Video Shot
Along with producer/director Ryan Noel, host Alys Crocker
made her debut in The Soundcheck Sessions pitch video. Look for it and the upcoming crowdfunding campaign in the weeks to come.
New Soundcheck Sessions Host
Many changes are coming to The Soundcheck Sessions, including the addition of a new host. It's our privilege to introduce the lovely and talented Alys Crocker as the new face of the series.
The Soundcheck Sessions is Evolving
There's a new old project in the works! That's right, The Soundcheck Sessions is evolving from a guitar pedal review series into a weekly music series featuring some of the most talented and exciting bands out there. This passion project is something that Retro Films Entertainment has wanted to produce for a very long time and with the abundance of brilliant new bands on the scene and the trend of more and more people viewing content online, there’s no better time than now to make this happen. More announcements will be made in the weeks and months to come, so please join the official Facebook
page to stay up-to-date.
Judgment Has Been Passed
Thanks to Rob Tosh and team for putting on a successful 2012 24 Hour Film Race. There were some great films and great company to boot. You can check out the winners HERE
once they are announced.
The Transgender Stalker
Directed and edited by Ryan Noel of Retro Films Entertainment, "The Transgender Stalker" is a bizarre short that's part of Substance Production's pitch video for their upcoming comedy webseries "The Undrawn". Watch it HERE
Ryan Noel To Judge 24 Hour Film Race
Excited and honoured to announce that RFE's own Ryan Noel will be one of the judges in this years Toronto 24 Hour Film Race. Follow the LINK
for more info on the festival and good luck to all those who submitted!
The One Regret
Shot one very cold winter back in 2005, "The One Regret" is the short film that got it all started and became the inspiration for the feature film "The Notorious Newman Brothers". Watch it HERE
In The Dumps Pitch Video Shot!
A huge thank you to the cast and crew of "In The Dumps"! Judging by the amount of laughter heard on set, it's easy to say that the shoot was a success. Keep an eye out for the final video in the coming weeks and please join the Facebook
page for all the latest news on the series.
New Project In The Works!
Pre-production and casting has begun on Retro Films Entertainment's latest project "In The Dumps". The seven part comedy web series is a dark and funny look into the world of junk collecting and those who inhabit it. Featuring some of Toronto's best and brightest, look for it in 2013.
New Review From FrostClick.com
Sometimes it's the no-budget films that are more funny and striking compared to the blockbusters that Hollywood has to offer. "The Notorious Newman Brothers" is one of these films. Continue Reading...
Rogue Cinema Digs The Newman Bros... Again!
To celebrate the DVD and digital download release of "The Notorious Newman Brothers", Josh Samford of Rogue Cinema recently updated his 2009 REVIEW
of the film. Once again he is a huge fan (and rightfully so), saying things like it's "a ridiculously silly and raucously funny faux-documentary" and "one of the funniest comedies". I'd say he's inline to become an honourary Newman Brother!
Watch The Notorious Newman Brothers For FREE!
Pssst... rumour has it that you can now watch "The Notorious Newman Brothers" for free at Vodo
and get access to exclusive content. Now hurry up before they're on to us!
New Olympus Commercial
Olympus recently released their latest PEN Ready Project commercial that Retro Films Entertainment was pleased to be a part of. Have a watch
Retro Films Ent. a Part of "The Undrawn"
Substance Production enlisted Retro Films Entertainment to sound design the Super Teaser for their upcoming series "The Undrawn". Find out more about these subpar heroes HERE
Efrat Deutsch Jewelry Design Promo Video
Recently shot this video
for Efrat Deutsch Jewelry. Easy to make it look good with designs like that!
WIN a DVD Copy of The Notorious Newman Brothers!
Win one of two DVD copies of "The Notorious Newman Brothers: Rubbed Oregano Edition" with Canuxploitation
The Olympus PEN Ready Project
Retro Films Entertainment teamed up with Olympus to capture the giveaway of 100 Olympus PEN® E-PM1 cameras to unsuspecting people in Toronto... all part of The PEN Ready Project - more than 1,000 cameras, over 1,000 people in 6 cities. Watch what happened
The Notorious Newman Brothers Now Out!
After blackmailing politicians and bribing the police, The Notorious Newman Brothers finally get released! Not only can you now own the special edition DVD, but you can also download and stream it... all from the brand spanking new website
. Now quit reading this and click the link already!
The Man-Cave Loves The Newmans!
Looks like another reviewer has been blown away by the notoriousness of The Notorious Newman Brothers, no friggin' surprise really, but what gives the review a little extra parmesan is that fact he's Italian, just like the Newmans! Geof Capodanno of The Man-Cave called the film "one giant laugh fest"
and "nothing short of amazing" - Mamma Mia!! Now read the whole damn review yourself you lazy f**ks!
TV on the Internet and The Newman Bros. are on it!
Starting at 8pm EST June 27, 2011 "The Notorious Newman Brothers" will be playing on Black Flag TV
for the next week... and it's free!
Newman Bros. to screen at the 8th Annual Mid-Valley Video Festival
If you're in the Midwest February 24, 2011 be sure to check out the Newman Brothers screening at the 8th Annual Mid-Valley Video Festival! It's not like you'd have anything else to do.
The Notorious Newman Brothers to headline and host Montreal's Sinepalooza May 1st. It's going to be a gas!
Screw Antagony this Review is Pure Ecstasy!
Warning: this review has a lot of large words in it. If Tim Brayton of "Antagony & Ecstasy" wasn't so damn insightful in this tits review he'd definitely be risking the wrath of TC and Paulie, as they were forced to go to the dictionary on more than one occasion to make sure he wasn't disrespecting them or the movie... nobody makes The Notorious Newman Brothers feel stupid, nobody!! Fortunately for Tim it was very respectful - because he knew TC and Paulie can be very, very "pernicious"!
Now go check out this great review where he says the film is "frequently hilarious and never less than very intelligent"
- yeah, that's right, intelligent!
We're Not Eclectic, We're Notorious!
TC and Paulie have no friggin' clue what 'eclectic' means, but after reading the review by Greg Woods of The Eclectic Screening Room we're pretty sure it means AWESOME. This guy totally gets what we're doing and is no slouch in the writing department... now go check out this eclectic review HERE
. And we're not desperate, we're doing real well... real well!!
BEST OF FEST - 2009 ReelHeART International Film Festival
If you've been living under a rock or hiding from TC and Paulie's retribution you probably didn't hear about this, but just over a week ago The Notorious Newman Brothers kicked the shit out of the ReelHeART International Film Festival! Screening to a packed house with rabid fans, the flick was a huge hit and came home with the BEST OF FEST award and a cool as shit $2,000 sculpture by Canadian artist Glen LeMesurier!
Thanks to everybody who made it a memorable weekend - you're devotion doesn't go unnoticed... that's why you're still walking!
Live on CIUT 89.5 FM - Wednesday, June 24th at 9:10am
Tune in tomorrow morning as the Newmans shoot the shit about the film on Take 5 at CIUT 89.5 FM with David Peterson. He best be in fine form as TC and Paulie may just snap if he isn't prepared... and that could make for some interesting radio!! Listen HERE
"Profane, Insane and All-Terrain" - BEST REVIEW, BAR NONE!
J.C. Masek III, aka The World's Greatest Critic, pretty much blew his load watching The Notorious Newman Brothers where he says "I can't even tell you the extent of the great lines in this film"
and "if it comes to a film festival near you, don't miss it" - you've got to read it to believe it! AND it just so happens The Newman Bros are premiering this FRIDAY, June 26th here in Toronto! So read the review, go to the movie and then touch our guns! **Caution Spoilers Ahead**
A DAMN fine review to start Festival Week!
Boom! Is there a better way to roll into our "Premiere Week" than another bad ass review? We don't think so!! Now do yourself a favour and check out what Daniel Damnation of TSA Webzine had to say about The Notorious Newman Brothers....here's a taster to get the juices flowing: "the characters Paulie and Thunderclap made me laugh my ass off throughout this film"
. Hey wait a minute, he was laughing at us?? That dirty picklestabber needs a little visit after all....
Now This is a GREAT Review!
Whoa! Tony DeFrancisco of Film Arcade probably couldn't be a bigger fan than he already is of The Notorious Newman Brothers. This guy friggin' loved the movie so much, Thunderclap and Paulie are thinking of allowing him to take us out for a nice traditional Italian meal at a fine ristorante, his treat (because of the honour), and then letting him kick the shit out of Max - something a true fan like Tony D would appreciate.
Now check out the review where he says "those guys are fan-fucking-tastic in their roles"
and the movie is "so good you'll want to watch it more than once".
The Newmans at BIG ON BLOOR this Saturday, June 20th
Here in Hogtown there is a big street festival this Saturday called BIG ON BLOOR
where they shut down a chunk of a main drag and let the people roam free to meet local artists and the shops sell stuff on the sidewalk! Sound a bit unruly? It is! That's why Paulie and Thunderclap will be in attendance, along with the dumbass Max, to take advantage of unwitting pedestrians and crack skulls if need be!
So come on out and pay us visit (before we pay you one), we'll be outside Hits and Misses Records, 860 Bloor St. West, at 1pm as the main attraction for the ReelHeART Int'l Film Festival table. Lots of prizes and giveaways too - TC loves a nice lootbag! Be there!
Listen Up - MOVIE ENTERTAINMENT Podcast!
We sat down a couple weeks ago and did an interview with Jude Klassen of Movie Entertainment - a pretty cool broad who isn't afraid of getting down and dirty when it comes to a little chitty chat....just the way we like it! Now listen in as we tell you everything, reveal nothing and are "prone to raunchiness"
... nobody prones us, nobody!
In the "Realm of Brilliantly Creative"
Once again, beware of spoilers in this nice review from James Wegg of "Rotten Tomatoes" - these guys, I tell ya!! Bottom line: he said "The Notorious Newman Brothers" was in the "realm of brilliantly creative"
... which is a very good thing because we could easily enter the realm of cockpunching him otherwise!
"Toronto Jay" Interview Now Up!
Why listen to the radio when you can watch it! Check out the "Toronto Jay" interview
with Ryan Noel, Brett Butler and Jason Butler of "The Notorious Newman Brothers".
Listen Live to the Newman Brothers and Max!
Paulie, Thunderclap and the half-man Max will be doing a podcast tomorrow (Friday, May 29) at 2:00pm on "Toronto Jay". Also on board is the Festival Director, Shannonn Kelly, of ReelHeART International Film Festival - lucky her! Anyway, you all best be listening
at 2:00pm because Paulie and TC will be testing you later - for loyalty purposes!
It's a Sin...
...how much Chip Parton of Sins of Cinema enjoyed The Notorious Newman Brothers. This Parton fella is clearly very loyal or very intimidated by us. Either way, it means we got a great review where he says "this film is utterly hilarious...one of the funniest movies of the year!"
and gave the flick a 9 out of 10. Being loyal ourselves, you better check out the review or we'll crack your skulls!
Hollywood is Talking - And We'll Allow Them to Speak...
...because it's a pretty damn good review! Once again another reviewer has managed to avoid some serious repercussion by giving us the good word. "Charisma, energy and charm propel the film along" says Hollywood is Talking
and they wisely recommend having a beer or two before watching. Now that is a savvy review.
Not so savvy: there are a couple spoilers in the review...these guys just can't help themselves - perhaps some repercuss action is in order after all!
"One of the FUNNIEST features I've come across."
F**kin' rights it is!! Josh Samford of Rogue Cinema, the very savvy individual that he is, enjoyed the sh*t out of The Notorious Newman Brothers where he said "overall it's a hilarious and bizarre look at the gangster-film pastiche"
- savvy indeed. Great looking out Josh, any hits you need done... you know where to call.
Newmans WIN for BEST SCREENPLAY in Baton Rouge!
Without a single threat uttered by TC or Paulie, The Notorious Newman Brothers, won for BEST SCREENPLAY at the 10th Annual Outhouse Film & Video Festival
in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Thanks to the organizers for recognizing our notoriousness, it was a wise decision!!
Newman Brothers accepted at ReelHeART International Film Fest
The Notorious Newman Brothers are pleased to announce that we'll be having our hometown PREMIERE at the ReelHeART International Film Festival
in Toronto, Canada in June. It's a week long festival with over 100 films from around the world - Paulie and TC are already looking forward to kicking some international ass instead of just Max's scrawny, domesticated one!
We should have word of our exact screening time by early next week, and then it's time to crank it up a notch, so keep you're eyes peeled and your pickles clean!
Newman Brothers Opening the Outhouse Film Fest
We recently got word that The Newman Brothers will be kicking off the 10th annual Outhouse Film Festival. A wise choice. For those of you who will be in the Baton Rouge area, you can catch the film that "contains highly adult material" on Saturday March 28th at 12pm. CLICK HERE
to view the full schedule.
Our Crude Charm and Great Chemistry = Apatow
It took awhile, but we're now three for three with reviews! Dan Stasiewski of The Film Chair was a HUGE fan of The Notorious Newman Brothers. Describing the flick as a "joy to watch" he thought we were "just like the Apatow gang". CLICK HERE
for the full meal deal on how our "crude charm and great chemistry" saved him from a knuckle sangwich!
Canuxploitation Digs the Newmans!
Our second review has arrived and lucky for Paul Corupe of Canuxploitation it's a good one! Calling The Notorious Newman Brothers "genuinely funny" with an "off-the-cuff charm". We definitely won't be taking a bite out of his cheek anytime soon. CLICK HERE
for the full review!
Miami Underground Film Festival
Boom! Just like that The Notorious Newman Brothers will be screening at it's second film festival. The Miami Underground Film Festival
will be showing the flick during it's fest which is slated for April. No word on the screening time yet, but Paulie, TC & Max may be in town for this one. So keep your eyes peeled and your ear to the ground...
Outhouse Film Festival
Move over Dixie Mafia, The Notorious Newman Brothers are coming down to the bayou! The 10th annual Outhouse Film Festival
takes place on March 28-29, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (USA). We'll update you on the screening time as soon as we know, but be sure to check it out if you're in the area or else Paulie and Thunderclap will break your kneecaps!
The Buzz Has Begun!
It's official. Jim Magovern of Talking Moviezzz is our first partner in crime, giving us a great REVIEW
where he said the flick had him "laughing harder than in many recent Hollywood films" - f**kin' rights. Thanks Jim!