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  1. Can you recommend any scripts where a guy is alienated from his daughter/wife/ex-wife/family/co-workers and somehow connects or reconnects with them through the course of the story?

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    3. sbbn

      sbbn

      The Beaver topped the Black List with that concept years back. Quirky as hell but the writing is brilliant.

    4. Preminger

      Preminger

      Cool. Thanks. Yeah, I'm looking more for the guy estranged from his wife and daughter...so these suggestions help.

  2. Any box office experts here-- Passengers is nearing 300 million world wide--is that a hit? What is the likely profit? Not sure how it all breaks down after advertising and theater split. I imagine they will also add a lot more money from streaming and other revenue.

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    2. sbbn

      sbbn

      I agree with Scott - if it were budgeted for a reasonable amount, it would have been a hit. With the budget it had, it's hard for any movie at all to recoup the costs, let alone make a profit. There are movies that unquestionably can and do but there aren't many.

    3. Preminger

      Preminger

      I personally loved the movie. Saw it 3 times in the theater. The friends and family I went with seem to really love it too. I never read the script so was surprised at how good it was. I am just afraid that after this the studios will have an excuse to give us all superhero movies, branded IP and sequels. I'm getting super hero fatigue. Even Star Wars and Back to the Future started out as original ideas.

    4. Preminger

      Preminger

      Btw, I read somewhere that Tommy Boy was a dud at the box office, but was a major money cow for Paramount for the next ten years in the after-theater revenue. I'm just curious how all that works. If all these movies are losses, the studios should be in bankruptcy by now.

  3. Do you have any recommendations of scripts where the protagonists alienates everyone? I.e. like Jack Nicholson's character in As Good as it gets?

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    2. bgore

      bgore

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0996930/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 This french film has an amazing character who destroys his life...
    3. pygmyzombie

      pygmyzombie

      I know it's late, but you might want to check out Nightcrawler.

    4. Preminger

      Preminger

      Yeah, I loved Nightcrawler. Though, I was looking more for As Good As it Gets type where the protagonist basically alienates everyone in his world.

  4. What did you think of the Force Awakens? How would you rank the movie in comparison to the other Star Wars movies?

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    2. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      I think that people are just relieved that the universe they remember and loved as kids is open for business again after Lucas really destroyed his own creation. Now different writers and directors can and will take it out for a spin - and the stars are the limit. Hopefully, we'll get that Empire feeling again.

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    4. Preminger

      Preminger

      JJ Abrams read the Rian Johnson script for the next one and felt regret that he's not directing that one because that script is that good. I can't wait to see Rian Johnson's vision for that one...and he is also writing Episode 9.

  5. How do you get discount tickets? Costco stopped selling the discount AMC tickets. And I heard that these discount tickets exclude movies by Walt Disney and Marvel.

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    3. Escapist

      Escapist

      Automobile Club of America.

    4. adlocke

      adlocke

      did you pull a miracle and figure this out?

  6. Should I watch Crimson Peak in Imax 3d? I loved watching the last 40 minutes of the Walk on Imax 3D....but didn't think movies like Clash of the Titans really needed it.

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    2. Corsairs

      Corsairs

      My snarky answer: Don't see it at all. :P

       

      My serious answer: No, it really wouldn't benefit from the IMAX format. Save your money and see it on a normal-sized screen.

    3. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      Care to elaborate, Corsairs, with your review of CP?

    4. Corsairs

      Corsairs

      My review is it's just not a good film, unless you're a costume and set design fetishist.

  7. What are the worst times to go out with a spec?

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    2. Preminger

      Preminger

      What about October and November? Are funds used up by the end of the year? What's the hottest month?

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      After a brisk rain. The pages will get wet.

    4. DonnieBrasco

      DonnieBrasco

      Now.

      (Seriously. Don't go out in August).

  8. How do you get extra tivo space?

  9. How do you get extra tivo space?

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    2. opie100

      opie100

      What's the model number?

    3. Preminger

      Preminger

      I'll have to check it when I get home.

    4. Preminger

      Preminger

      Sorry for the late reply....never had the chance to look at my tivo box. The model number is HR 44 500

  10. Will the spec market ever be like the golden age of the 90s again? You used to see a sale every week, where big sales were common place. More projects were in development and a wider variety of projects, non-IP....

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    2. palostick

      palostick

      Ditto that question TB - what's the going rate for a hot TV pilot?

    3. admin

      admin

      pilots vary, but lower than features. spec pilots go for anything from $100-$200k (though we just sold one for $400k from a newcomer - so these are average more than anything), options from $15-30k. But all of these numbers can dramatically change when there is packaging involved, etc.

       

      Because there are so fewer output options for spec pilots, there is less money to spend in development, and at this point every network/cable outlet has already overbought... they...

    4. ideafeast

      ideafeast

      Awesome intel, TB! Thanks much!

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