Sunday, December 25, 2011

B&T Show #2: 2011 Christmas Special

The Brian & Tim Show is a series I co-star in.  Unlike other videos on RtW I'm merely on-screen talent on this show, all of the shooting, editing, creative decisions, etc. are by Team Sandnut productions founder Adam S.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! The Brian and Tim Show returns with the first ever Christmas special! In this special, Brian and Tim check out UDF egg nog, chocolate peeps, chocolate fudge from the classic holiday film A Christmas Story, plus Brian and Tim share Christmas memories. Check it out and we will return in 2012!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

RtW TV 2nd Season - Episode #4

In this episode: Did You Do It?, Klik Candy Dispensers, Pod Fight, R.I.P. Van Buren Elementary, Arthur's Milk & Cookies Shake, and Randy and Sanchez Show #1.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

RtW TV 2nd Season - Episode #3

In this episode: Nice Guys Finish, Insect House, Tall Man Tiny Car, Dollar Store Finds #2, Bush Jumps, What's Puzzling Eddie?, Lee's Famous Chicken, Bump for Jess, Brosgiving, Reese's Cookies, and Nice Guy Outtakes.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

RtW TV 2nd Season - Episode #2

On this show: Dollar Store Finds, Arabian Press, JJ's chocolate pie, GameBoy Advance gummies, Old School O.B.T., Bulldog Bump, and Venom & Sandman Ooze

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Brother's Halloween Party

Brian and the Review the World squad invade his brother's yearly Halloween party!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

RtW TV 2nd Season - Episode #1

After over five years RtW TV returns! In this episode: Chicken Fight, Mountain Holler: Red Howl, No Arms German, Spidey Kiss, Gourd Collection, Caterpillar Donut, Alley Couch, and the short film "Whatever".

Monday, October 31, 2011

B&T Show #1: 2011 RtW Halloween Special

What better way that to debut the BRAND NEW show called "The Brian and Tim Show" that with the fifth annual Review the World Halloween Special! As usual, Brian and Tim bring you all things ghostly and macabre This year features zombie lab experiments from the Doctor Dreadful Zombie Lab, Tim playing an old DOS based PC game called "Hugo's House of Horrors", Brian reviewing miscellaneous items such as a reaper scythe and monster goo candy, and Tim getting literal by reading an original poem and a selection from the fan fiction story "Doom: Reprecussions of Evil". Believe us, this is the best 50 minutes you'll spend this Halloween.

Monday, October 17, 2011

RtW TV teaser trailer

Review the World TV returns for the first time in over five years! November 2! Reviews! Skits! Stunts! Toys! Food! Fun!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Jupiter Force 2: Visions of Deception

Jupiter Force 2: Visions of Deception is the second in a trilogy of films (this a prequel thus in story-line order taking place before the original) depicting the interplanetary struggle being the Jupiter Force, who police the galaxy fighting injustice, and the Digital Alliance, a group of savage villains aiming to destroy the heroic Jupiter Force.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

RtW All-Star Team: Hot Sauce Challenge

Review the World contributors Brian Hammons (RtW webmaster), Jessie and Steve (from Bro Cave, OBT, etc.), Tim (RtW YouTube webisodes), and Paul (Go! Road Trip, T.N.T., etc.) sample four punishing hot sauces as selected by friend and fellow webmaster Will (of Veggiemacabre fame). Watch as the boys taste, squirm, sweat, shed manly tears, and, of course, vomit! 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Carolina Slaw Dog - Casey's Corner Magic Kingdom WDW

This is me trying out the Carolina Slaw Dog from Casey's Corner on Main St. in Magic Kindgom at Walt Disney World. I'm actually trying it inside the Main St. Bakery though. It's not really a full-fledged review (more of a quick taste test) as this was the last meal, last day of our trip, and our boy was exhausted. Thought I'd share!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Kool-Aid Red, White 'n Blue Summer Punch

Kool-Aid is a beloved property and for those nostalgia junkies we’ll still routinely buy it just for the memories.  It’s quite rare nowadays to see any new Kool-Aid flavors.  At the height of their popularity they were trying absolutely anything and we were more than game to try out each new flavor as it arrived on grocery store shelves.  Sadly you don’t see that sort of excitement in children’s powdered beverages anymore.  A real shame I declare.  But, while picking up some stuff the other night I happened to stumble upon this little 0.16oz packet of awesomeness.  A new flavor!  And it’s seasonally themed!  I hope the security guard in his little darkened room (that’s how TV has taught me to perceive them) wasn’t watching Aisle 23 as I danced a little jig of exultant joy.  The Kool-Aid Man’s back, and he’s patriotic, bitch!

Everyone who’s ever opened a packet of Kool-Aid knows that strong aroma of a freshly opened pouch of powdery heaven.  Of note is the powder’s red color as its part of the new flavor’s color-changing gimmick (fancy!).

Besides being blurry this picture is my best shot at demonstrating (again) the powder in its original red hue.

Presto!  When water hits the powder it magically transforms into a blue drinkable.  Isn’t science groovy?  Watch the clip above to see it with your own eyes but not recommended for those carrying child or with previous heart conditions.

There was really no reason to include this shot but I thought it made my newfound pitcher of blue drink look monolithic and imposing.  I like that.

And there’s the money shot!  Toss in a few ice cubs and you’re ready to roll.  I want to get this image airbrushed onto a shirt and wear it all summer long (unless I have to attend any unforeseen funerals as that’d be discourteous, damn you etiquette!).

Pour yourself a glass in a favorite mug, glass, or doggy bowl and drink, sip, or lap it up real good!

A new flavor!  It’s seasonal!  It’s got a ridiculous color-changing gimmick!  This just ticks off of the boxes on the radical checklist.  It’s pretty damn tasty, too.  Over time I’ve soured on blue candies, drinks, etc. but if you tasted this blindly you’d think it cherry or fruit punch (which it sort of is, just, well in the hue of Papa Smurf’s joystick).  It might just be mental trickery but every time I come in from the hot summer sun and find this waiting for me in my fridge I instantly get a big, goofy smile on my face.  Bravo, Kool-Aid!  Please keep the new, fun flavors coming, as both longtime fans like me will appreciate it but also for the next generation of kids who deserve their own surprises and disappearing drinks to lionize on websites decades after they’re gone.

Overall Grade: A 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Golden Arm

Part comedy, part sci-fi, part action adventure fairytale -- a bizarre, experimental, mind-blowing major motion picture. Watch it or die.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bro Cave #2

"A little puke, a little bro, what more can you ask for?"

Monday, June 13, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


This short film is a morality tale about the power and repercussions of greed. I got the idea for it one day while in the shower loosely inspired by Deliverance. It was shot on location in Hamilton, OH including Crawford Woods.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thursday Night Takeout - Asian One Cafe

We shot this, the second episode in a series, long ago and it's been sitting lonely on my hard-drive for too long.  We weren't able to shot much inside, failed to capture the insane energy of the debut episode (a personal favorite of mine), and for other reasons this stayed dormant for over a calendar year.  Now you can enjoy it (or not)!

Friday, February 11, 2011

RVT: Gun Store Skit

In this skit a young man (Eddie Michaels) enters into an odd pawn shop where the owner (Brian Hammons) hassles him.  He enters looking for a gun but he ends up with much more than he bargained for.

RVT or Random Visual Theatre was my friends and my answer to SNL (Saturday Night Live).  We did all kinds of skits.  It was also an acting exercise as we got to practice improv, timing, range, etc.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Jupiter Force

Jupiter Force is the first in a trilogy of films depicting the interplanetary struggle being the Jupiter Force, who police the galaxy fighting injustice, and the Digital Alliance, a group of savage villains aiming to destroy the heroic Jupiter Force.

These films were a lot of fun to make. With no budget or special effects we just ran amok in our neighborhood creating a sci-fi universe in which to create and tell stories. Clearly Star Wars and other pop culture heavily influenced us. There's also humor, be it from our comedy relief, the local drug dealing goofs Chachi and S.T. Dee, or flubbed lines on the actors' part. There's drama, betrayal, epic action-packed fights, plot twists, and great guerrilla style cinematography.

After the short film there's a collection of brief cast interviews.

Friday, February 4, 2011

"Scabs" by The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects were Freddy Brains and Magik Cobra (of the Waffle Mafia) and DJ Kaotic and Guillotine of Battle Tactics Crew. In the summer of 2001 these forces of underground "suck rock" and hip-hop joined forces to create the Usual Suspects. They recorded a handful of songs that have remained unreleased. This is a glimpse of a rough version of "Scabs" in the studio. Enjoy.