12 HOUR SHIFT MOVIE REVIEW
“12 Hour Shift”, the latest feature from actor turned writer/director Brea Grant, is best described as a gritty screwball comedy. Angela Bettis (May) is in peak form as Mandy, a strung out nurse who subsidizes her drug addiction by hastening the deaths of mortally ill patients as part of an illegal organ harvesting scheme. When her dim witted cousin Regina (Chloe Farnworth) misplaces a stolen kidney, Mandy has to scramble for a replacement before the Arkansas mob comes calling. Bodies start piling up when the impatient Regina poses as a nurse and takes matters into her own hands. Working a long shift at a hospital with too many patients and not enough staff is already stressful but now Mandy has to find another victim to harvest a kidney from, while staying one step ahead of the hospital staff, police officers, and a mob enforcer. On top of that, Mandy has to deal with a coma patient she has a personal connection with, while (literally) cleaning up Regina’s mess. Did I mention there’s also a homicidal escaped convict (David Arquette) roaming the corridors of the hospital? It’s going to be a very long, very bad night for Mandy, but our reviewers Adrian, Matt, Jordan, and Marco enjoyed their time on this darkly funny shift. Listen to us tell you why you should watch this grindhouse farce STAT!
DIRECTED BY: Brea Grant
STARRING: Angela Bettis, David Arquette, Chloe Farnworth, Mick Foley, Kit Williamson, Nikea Gamby-Turner, Tara Perry, Brooke Seguin, Dusty Warren, Tom DeTrinis, Thomas Hobson, Julianne Dowler, Briana Lane, Taylor Alden, Scott Dean
Adrian El Critico (Screener Squad)
Though born and raised in Chicago, this film critic is Mexican to the bone. Adrian has been watching movies since he was a child, many of which might not have been age appropriate. Still, he couldn’t get enough. All throughout his life, friends and family would look to him for his recommendations and reviews on whatever films had come their way. Inspired earlier in life by the likes of Ebert and Roper at The Movies and then later Spill.com, Adrian decided film criticism and analysis provided a great outlet to further his love of film. He began to craft his reviews and thoughts on film in ways he thought would be accessible to devout film hounds as well as the casual viewer. Mixing in jokes, entertaining observations and robust critical analysis, Adrian El Critico may be new to OneOfUs, but he is already making a name for himself on our site. If Horror movies are your thing, get ready to hear his voice.
Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)
By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.
Matt Foster (Screener Squad)
Matt Foster is a stand up comic, podcaster, and movie critic currently living in the greater Salt Lake City area. His lifelong love of genre film began early, when he realized they freaked out his mom. He performs (epidemics permitting) regularly on Dungeons and Comedy, a DND live play with standup comedians, and is the slightly less mustache-y half of the Nighthawks Podcast, a cinema-centric discussion cohosted by Trevor T. Trujillo.
Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)
Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.
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