We’ll start this slow news day off with a little indie film news, as the Kevin Smith produced Miss December hits the Video on Demand option on your cable provider today, probably for the reasonable price of $5. Formerly known as Calendar Girl, Miss December is a comedy/horror that cleaned up pretty well at some smaller film festivals, including the Woods Hole Film Festival (Best Feature Comedy), First Glance Film Festival Philadelphia (Best in Fest), and the Hoboken International Film Festival (Best Feature Film), among others.
And that last one should explain why Kevin Smith was digging it, because JERSEY PRIDE and all that stuff. So what’s Miss December all about anyway?
Miss December is a dark romantic comedy about Ari, a young woman whose poor taste in men may be the death of her when she tries to find love with her would-be killer. The elusive Calendar Girl killer has been terrorizing the city of Philadelphia, stalking and killing a different women each month in order to complete his morose calender full of unwilling pin-ups. The year is nearly over, when a taunting letter to the press has Ari convinced that she’s destined to be Miss December and she can’t help but be a little flattered. Miss December formerly known as Calendar Girl is a fun blend of mystery, horror, and comedy that’s all about finding true love in a very inconvenient December.
More importantly, Corbin Bernsen and Gilbert Gottfried are in this film, and that’s the kind of casting vision that Hollywood’s mainstream films are lacking these days. In fact, I’d love to see Bernsen and Gottfried starring in a buddy cop flick. I’d call it Bernie and the Duck. Reginald VelJohnson would play the angry police chief and Kate Upton would play Bernsen’s lesbian daughter in her freshman year of college. Call me, Sony. I can have this written by noon.
(H/T to /Film)