3dmm Hotel Episode #0
Directed by: Tom Bown, Ryan Omega, Ben Rice
Released: August 2005
Preview I don't know if this was just me, but I didn't really think about the significance of the 'Episode #0' prefix attached to this movie. Anyone expecting a fully-fledged start to the series should get rid of the pretence immediately. This is mearly an introduction to the show - nothing short of a trailer. Written by Tom Town, '3dmm Hotel Episode #0' sets the stage for future instalments. Bown, Ben and Ryan Omega have decided upon opening a hotel in 3dmm town; much to the angst of a certain local. They arrive at the property only to find a derelict ruin. Un-flummoxed by the daunting take of renovation, the team quickly spruce the place up. There is some OK animation and the scenery was actually quite pretty - both as consistent as the other. On the whole, this introductory skit does set some fairly steady groundwork for the rest of the series to take upon, but I found the jokes, comedy and 'quirks' largely unfunny - sorry. I also didn't really get the point of including the silly DD-rip off ending, it just confused matters further. Review by Will Cheyney - 4/10.

A brief, hastily put together (or so it seems) pilot episode, 3dmm Hotel Zero stars Ben Rice and Ryan Omega who apparently are in possession of a hotel in 3dmm land which they have to spruce up. It doesn

Overall rating: 4/10 Download
3dmm Hotel Episode #0 [4.29 MB]
Ben's Halloween
Directed by: Ben Rice
Released: October 2005
Preview Whenever watching something by Ben Rice, I always feel as though the intro and the credits are longer than the actual film. In this case it seems like a near certainty. Within the first two scenes you realise that it
Overall rating: 1/10 Download
Ben's Halloween [1.22 MB]
Deputy
Directed by: Ben Rice
Released: November 2004
Preview This movie had some major flaws and yet some fairly good points. One of the first things I noticed about it was the extreme apparance of poor sound use. Not only are many default 3dmm sounds used, but they're often badly applied. The music and speech overlaps so much this film would be better suited using subtitles! All voice acting is done by Ben himself and everything is a bit messed up; everyone sounds pretty much the same. As for the animation, it had some very good sequences in contrast to some rather creaky "90's" style bits - aka slow and blocky. Overall, not a bad attempt at a first movie - just keep trying Ben and you'll get there very soon.
Overall rating: 5/10 Download
Deputy [6.33 MB]
Deputy: DVD Edition
Directed by: Ben Rice
Released: December 2004
Preview What can I say? I only reviewed the original, non-dvd version last update! Pretty much the same as before, except with more bells and whistles. It includes a widescreen and non-widescreen version of the film, a director's commentary, trailers for upcoming movies, and other random things. I don't think the widescreen edition of the movie worked too well, however. At times it was obvious that the movie had never been intended for such an aspect ratio, and at several points during the film scenery, props and characters were wrongly cropped or obscured. Every DVD menu was also messed up; the scene numbers given were completely wrong - something that Ben should have noticed and remedied before it's release. If you haven't seen the original version of Deputy, or if you were a huge fan of it, this is defiantly worth checking out. It's early days for Mr. Rice, and things look quite promising.
Overall rating: 6/10 Download
Deputy: DVD Edition [27.64 MB]
Dylan's Forgotten Fate
Directed by: Ben Rice
Released: December 2005
Preview "Dylan's Forgotten Fate" takes place before the events of Ben's major release this year, "The Handmade Character", telling of the fate of Dylan, the main character from "The Handmade Character". The film itself showcases some incredible animation and a story which may remind alot of viewers of "Redux". If you're a fan of Ben Rice's work, or want to continue watching the story of "The Handmade Character" unfold, I suggest you watch this film. Review by Jonny Anson.
Overall rating: 8/10 Download
Dylan's Forgotten Fate [1.90 MB]
Handmade Character, The
Directed by: Ben Rice
Released: May 2005
Preview This movie is definitely Ben
Overall rating: 6/10 Download
Handmade Character, The [6.74 MB]
Laugh and a Half
Directed by: Ben Rice
Released: December 2004
Preview Ben Rice's very first movie and my(!), how he's improved - in such a short space of time! But anyway, oh dear. This movie is basically complete trash. Default scenery; rubbish, annoying music; poor humor and shit voice acting. I was sorely tempted to press stop and forget all about this almost as soon as the movie had started. Actually, saying that, the was ONE mildly ok'ish scene with the handmade Predator character. Overall it isn't funny and not even worth downloading. The title lies; it's not even 'half' a laugh. Review by Will Cheyney.
Overall rating: 2/10 Download
Laugh and a Half [1.74 MB]
Laugh and a Half 2
Directed by: Ben Rice
Released: March 2005
Preview A short movie made by Ben Rice, but unfortunately, the comedy in this movie doesn't live up to what is promised in the title. The animation and scenery are good, and show a huge improvement for Ben, but the plot is stupid, the voices are horrible, and the humour, if you can call it that, barely raised a smile. Overall, a nice effort by Ben as far as 3dmming skills go, but he should stay far away from comedies, and stay even further away from his microphone. Review by Tom Bown.
Overall rating: 3/10 Download
Laugh and a Half 2 [1.89 MB]
Nightmare from Space (unfinished)
Directed by: Ben Rice
Released: June 2005
Preview Ben Rice has since moved on to other projects, so Nightmare from Space has officially been scrapped. From the looks of the unfinished version, it was unlikely to improve on Rice's latest movie, The Handmade Character. Nightmare from Space (NFS) is plagued by a pretty bad script. One thing Rice should do is work on getting his script edited by a third party before continuing. There were too many unneccesary scenes, and many lines that could use polishing. The presentation of NFS is pretty basic. Although the camera moves a fair amount, it's pretty standard as far as angles go. Some scenes are framed so badly it's unclear where the action is taking place. The visuals are not spectacular, but they're not horrendous. There are many times where the textures mush into zigzags instead of how they're supposed to look. NFS also has another downside, and that is that the titular "Nightmare" creature isn't that scary. In fact, it's somewhat comical. The rounded shapes used to create it make it look cartoony. Sound is widely ranged. Some dialog is good, but faint, while others sound like they're being recorded on a telephone inside a echoey metal chamber that's submerged in a water tank in an airplane. The concept is cool, some effects are well done, but the weighty script and slow plot, not to mention the dialog bring down the movie. Though it's a shame to see it unfinished, Ben is best served by moving on. Review by Andrew Salter.
Overall rating: 6/10 Download
Nightmare from Space (unfinished) [7.50 MB]
Nightmare from Space Trailer
Directed by: Ben Rice
Released: April 2005
Preview Ben Rice's incredibly hyped movie Nightmare From Space gets another trailer. This shows more of the interesting-looking plot, and the animation was good too. However, most of the scenery was pretty old-looking and the voice stammered too much. The end of the trailer does show a large improvement, so I can only hope that the rest of the movie lives up to this. Review by Tom Bown.
Overall rating: 6/10 Download
Nightmare from Space Trailer [296 KB]
Tale of a Toy Monkey - Rise of the Toys Teaser
Directed by: Ben Rice
Released: June 2005
Preview While this teaser for 'Tale of a Toy Monkey - Rise of the Toys' is definitely not the very best I've seen, it's still not a bad preview of things to come. Camera movements are smooth, scenery good, and the character animation isn't too shabby, but something is lacking. It doesn't seem to have the appeal a good preview should have. The attempt at making shadows was creative but poorly engineered. The hand-made characters are cleverly designed, showing characteristics of both real and cartoon characters. The worse part of it though, is the sound quality. Although better than most movies on the site, it seems a little choppy and the music doesn't fit right. If you don't mind me making a suggestion for this movie, I think the sound quality would be 100% better if you wrote a voice script and got the music you needed and recorded it all at once. Even if it's a 30 minute to an hour movie, it would be worth the time investment. I wouldn't use the default sound effects either, if you want sound effects record them when you record the voices and music. Just be creative. For example, to make a noise like a person walking just get a few loafers and tap them on a desk or a few 2" wooden blocks tapped on a metal garbage can lid would make a great sound effect for someone crawling in the vents of a building. Just a suggestion. Review by Peter Marise.
Overall rating: 7/10 Download
Tale of a Toy Monkey - Rise of the Toys Teaser [1.69 MB]