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Film review: ‘Please Hold’

One of this year’s Oscar-nominated live action shorts is called “Please Hold” — and it’s a film that I think Metalbond readers will want to see!

"Please Hold" film review

 

In this 19-minute movie, Erick Lopez plays Mateo, a young man who gets arrested by a drone and finds himself locked up in a futuristic jail. He encounters no other humans in the jail. His only interaction is with a video monitor. The film is an indictment of the for-profit nature of our criminal justice system, but anyone who has been trapped in voice mail hell trying to reach a real person at the cable company will understand the prisoner’s exasperation. It also reminded me of the paper clip helper that popped up on Microsoft Word! It’s funny except it’s also not. This is jail, after all, and the inmate’s situation is quite serious, terrifying even.

Beyond all that, I was excited by the clever concept of the actual lockup. Mateo is forced to handcuff himself and self-report to the incarceration facility. I’m told there’s a similar experience available in Second Life. I hope that someone reading this will go see the film and use it as inspiration for a story that can appear in the Metalbond Prison Library at some point!

I saw this film as part of a screening at IFC Center in Manhattan of all five of the Oscar-nominated live action short films. Sadly, several of the other films nominated in this category were quite dark in terms of subject matter, so be forewarned. If I had to do it all over again, I would have walked out after this film, the second of the five, was shown and skipped the others.

Click for the film’s official Facebook and Instagram pages.

The IMDb page for “Please Hold” is here.

If you see it, definitely let me know what you think!

film review "Please Hold"

Handcuff harness made and modeled by boy Blake

Not to be outdone by the likes of James Bondage and Nick, as well as the Hollywood costume designers for the movies “Infamous” and “Capote,” @bondageboyblake made a handcuff harness of his own, which he also models at his home, and on a recent visit to Hampton Jail. Check him out:

Handcuff harness made and modeled by boy Blake

 

See more of boy Blake and his bondage adventures by visiting him on Twitter.

One last smoke before he hangs

Check out what @JamesBondagesx did to @Nick61666000 recently — a full arrest scenario, including accommodating the condemned prisoner’s request — a last cigarette!

“It was very hot and a lot of fun,” says @Nick61666000, who sent these pictures to be shared here on the Metalbond site:

 

You can find these guys on Twitter:

Dom: @JamesBondagesx

Sub: @Nick61666000

The harness shown in the pictures above was made for @JamesBondagesx by a friend of his, based on the movies “Infamous” from 2006 (screen shot below) as well as “Capote” from 2005. These movies both feature execution scenes of the killers from the book “In Cold Blood.”

Daniel Craig In Cold Blood Infamous

The actors who played Houdini

There have been a number of theatrical and TV movies about The Great One over the years. This is not a comprehensive list, but I think these are all the major ones. Which is your favorite actor who played the famed escape artist?

The classic 1953 movie, called “Houdini,” stars Tony Curtis:

Houdini Tony Curtis

 

There was also a 1998 movie called “Houdini” starring Johnathon Schaech:

Johnathon Schaech Houdini

 

“The Great Houdinis” (aka “The Great Houdini”) is a made-for-TV movie from 1976 starring Paul Michael Glaser from Starsky and Hutch.

Paul Michael Glaser Houdini

 

There was also a two-part, four-hour TV miniseries on the History Channel in 2014 called “Houdini” starring Adrien Brody

Houdini Adrien Brody

 

Somewhere I have a picture collage of all four of these guys, but I can’t find it.

Special thanks to my Fire Island housemate David!