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RANDOMONIUM

By admin | May 30, 2000

It’s a sad state of affairs when the most impressive thing about a film or video is its title. The good news/bad news in this case, is that the title is so good, it gets a half star in and of itself. The bad news is, well, let’s just say this tape’s contents didn’t live up to its title’s expectations.
For starters, Dave Colin’s “Randomonium” offers up a tired premise: we’re watching what a bored channel surfer stumbles across as he flips around his TV dial. Bored, hell. He’d more likely be suicidal if this is all he could find to watch. “Midgetpiece Theater,” a parody of, you guessed it, PBS’ venerable “Masterpiece Theater”…featuring the little people, is a fairly accurate sampling of the creativity on display here. “One on One” is an insipid knock-off of tabloid TV talk shows, padded by borrowing some of their crowd reaction shots. These are the highlights and it’s all downhill from here. If, as the old cliche goes, there really are a hundred channels and nothing’s on, the cable company must be broadcasting nothing but the likes of “Randomonium.”

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