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  1. How was Under the Dome? I'm waiting until Friday to watch it on Amazon Prime. Don't tell me it's directed by Mick Garris. :P

    1. craktactor

      craktactor

      I compare it to Stephen King's "It". And by that, I mean when the "monster" was revealed. Not that there was a "monster" revealed in Under the Dome, but it was, to me, quite underwhelming. Laughable, actually. But as I've stated many times here, it's all subjective.

    2. Escapist

      Escapist

      pilot reads great. haven't watched it yet. but no, not Mick Garris...

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      Pilot script was a hell of a lot of fun.

  2. "MAN OF STEEL" Podcast and Beat sheet: http://bit.ly/1aH0QqD

  3. I was going to enter the Acclaim contest, but I see lots of red flags on the site. Typos, Florida location, low-tier industry access, lame testimonials. Nothing impressive. Pass.

    1. dsjones

      dsjones

      I think you found your answer S_W

  4. How did pirates torrent Arrested Development from Netflix? (Other than just aiming a camera at the screen)

    1. storymaps99

      storymaps99

      Can't Netflix figure out how to block these dorks?

    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      everything engineered can be reverse engineered.

    3. Mike

      Mike

      A friend of mine whose company deals with intnl. distribution told me all the distribs talked about at Cannes was the mortal fear they all have of losing control to loopholes in streaming policies nation by nation.

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  5. Will The Hangover III be the biggest bomb of the summer?

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    2. specwriter

      specwriter

      I'm not surprised when a film contains the name Craig Mazin in the credits. He's not exactly the stamp of quality.

    3. SFscribe

      SFscribe

      I actually really like Craig on his podcasts. He's smart and funny and I really wish I could say the same for his scripts.I'd like to think it's the collaboration effect...

    4. SFscribe

      SFscribe

      You know what? I'm starting to think that we the movie-going public got punked with this one. I'm being serious. Like maybe it was the studio's way of saying, "Look what you suckers are willing to shell out $12 for!" Hahahaha...

      Sounds nuts but...I'm being totally serious.

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  6. Wowzers. Final Man of Steel Trailer:

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    2. LeftyJones

      LeftyJones

      Hey Spec Writer -- here's a couple: But I think there's prob more versions. IDK - maybe it's just me -- but the horns and percussion of the Williams theme just give me chills with Snyder's awesome images:

       

    3. LeftyJones

      LeftyJones

      Trailer 2:

       

      Trailer 3:

       

    4. specwriter
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  7. And Mad Men is BACK! What an episode. Roger Sterling was on fire.

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    2. axalon

      axalon

      This season has been so good so far.

       

      Hey guys, remember in season 5 when a girl having her period was a plot point? Yeah.

    3. jessefoxchaney

      jessefoxchaney

      brilliant episode. also, i love that jennifer getzinger gets to direct all the good episodes now. i worked with her a few times when she was a script supervisor doing low-budget indie features in new york. see people, dreams do come true!

    4. specwriter

      specwriter

      I always get excited when I see her name in the opening credits; she's one of, if not THE best director on Mad Men. You can just tell the energy level was so much higher this week than the previous episode (which also sported a new writer on the team, Jason Smuts? Don't remember seeing his name.)

       

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  8. Anyone else think the latest episode of Mad Men was lazy and clunky? Probably my least favorite of the entire series run, and I'm a huge fan.

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    2. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      I disagree, Johnson. I think the kid was telling the Black theatre employee that they were sad about MLK's death. It was his way of saying he was sorry for that loss. When Don realized what he was doing and the compassion it showed, he felt that love for his son. It was good that they finally utilized his son after seasons of being completely ignored as a character.

    3. LeftyJones

      LeftyJones

      Yeah it was a double meaning - he was talking TO the black guy, but talking ABOUT his own dad. So I agree he was outwardly showing compassion for the situation - but the subtext was him acknowledging his own father's sadness.

       

    4. jessefoxchaney

      jessefoxchaney

      didn't love it, and really wish they were doing more with the pete and trudy storyline, which feels like their strongest in the early going of the season.

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  9. Watching the Iron Man 3 live premiere on Yahoo, pretty cool.

  10. Watched pilot of Hemlock Grove. Famke seems really miscast, agree? And the two cute boys, one really pale and the other darker who may be a werewolf. Hmm, where have I seen this before? ;-)

  11. "Man of Steel" was shot on film. Uh-hells-yeah.

    1. KeatonHelm

      KeatonHelm

      Nolan, man. Guy is a champion of celluloid.

  12. Ever heard this line before in regards to a handgun? "There's twelve in the clip and one in the throat." Raylan said it on Justified, and I've NEVER heard that "throat" reference before, wonder if it comes from Elmore Leonard or a wholly original term from the show writers?

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    2. nazardo

      nazardo

      Hey, as fellow fans of Justified what did y'all think of the new direction they took this season? I still loved it.

    3. storymaps99

      storymaps99

      I thought it was a great season, especially loved Patton Oswalt's Constable Bob, but I kind of lost interest (and forgot why it was so important) in the hunt for Drew Thompson. The urgency and momentum slowed a bit, you know, and they kept recycling the scene of one bad guy betraying another bad guy, leading to a stand-off. Maybe they just had one too many criminal factions? And the accents are wearing on me, which is why I think they should set it outside Kentucky next season.

    4. Mike

      Mike

      I loved Cole's last cigarette. Moments like that are what drama is all about.

       

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  13. Roger Ebert died! Nooooo!

    1. npquinn

      npquinn

      Thumbs down :(

    2. mercutio

      mercutio

      A sad day. The guy surely made the most of his life though.

  14. What a wonderful discovery I have made! One can watch The Hobbit Blu Ray in 3D and work on a laptop at the same time without taking off the glasses. Revelation!

    1. adlocke

      adlocke

      I can't wait until Hobbit 2 comes out.

    2. sangun

      sangun

      I'm looking forward to 4D.

    3. specwriter

      specwriter

      That's when Peter Jackson actually reaches out of the screen and empties your wallet.

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  15. Pitch Black and Chron of Riddick made $168 mil total WORLDWIDE and yet they're making a third movie? Do dvd sets of trilogies really do that much business? What's the business plan here?

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    2. Shining1

      Shining1

      Ah, good to know. Because the teaser didn't look all that great to me.

    3. adlocke

      adlocke

      Hear, hear to TB White!

    4. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Dude. My brother loves the shit out of these movies. He's seen Chronicles of Riddick more times than Return of the Jedi. Loves em.

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  16. Any buzz on "Admission?"

    1. sankofa

      sankofa

      kinda meh/blah...from a few I know who saw it in advance

       

      which sucks because Fey and Rudd should be comedy gold...

    2. specwriter

      specwriter

      I love Tina, but Rudd is overexposed, kind of sick of him. The Biebs should have been cast in that role. Kidding.

    3. admin

      admin

      Saw an early screening here in the office. Actually really enjoyed it.

  17. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone was pretty funny. I give it a B; not bad, considering the state of comedy films these days. But if it came out 10 years ago, would it have killed at the b.o.? It wanted to be Anchorman, but there just was no getting around that there's no urgency or relevance in the subject matter. Thoughts?

    1. Elliott79

      Elliott79

      I enjoyed it.

       

      Nice story, fun performances, some genuine laughs, consistently entertaining.

    2. mercutio

      mercutio

      I haven't seen it yet, though I worked a few days on set as an extra, and it was a fun set. Buscemi, in particular, was hysterical when I was there. But even as much fun as it was to be on that set, I kept thinking Vegas magicians would have been a better world for a movie 10 or 15 years ago.

    3. specwriter

      specwriter

      Yeah, the Jim Carrey character really skewers David Blaine and Chris Angel...and that's the problem. I always love Steve Carell, and it's still funny, but the same cast in a different scenario or maybe just a rewrite with a different angle could have worked so much better.

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  18. Does the director of a series pilot get residuals on the show for the rest of its run? I assume that's the draw that attracts so many big-name directors to pilots.

    1. Frobisher

      Frobisher

      That explains why James Burrows has directed so many pilots.

    2. craig

      craig

      Kaching!

       

    3. specwriter

      specwriter

      Do you feel that compensation is warranted?

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  19. TrackingB TV pilot contest final deadline tomorrow, hmm...$95 is a lot of money knowing that my pilot isn't 100%. Then again, will I ever think it's 100%?

    1. mercutio

      mercutio

      No, you'll never think it's 100%. But yeah, $95 is a lot of coin. Tough call.

    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      Same boat, think I'll wait for the next one, and give a couple scripts a polish to put in at the early bird price.

  20. Wow, I really underestimated the love for Life of Pi, probably because it's one of the few Oscar movies I haven't seen. Reactions to the Oscars, guys?

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    2. specwriter

      specwriter

      I didn't get that it was a tribute to musicals and 90% of the content focused on Chicago and Dreamgirls. ???

    3. dsjones

      dsjones

      ScarJo probably didn't want to put in an appearance after "I saw your boobs" took a shot at her. As for the musicals...the producers of the Oscars were the ones behind those musicals (except Les Mis) so it was blatant self-promoting/fellatio. Disgusted personally. The Bond "tribute" was astonishingly horrendous.

    4. aphid47

      aphid47

      That ceremony was one big three hour shit.

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  21. Watched Silver Linings Playbook again. SO GREAT. I wish the choreographer would get some attention, the dance is amazing.

    1. nazardo

      nazardo

      I got dragged to it but LOVED it. Great movie. The dance was great.

    2. mercutio

      mercutio

      I just watched the screener a couple days ago and loved it. Now I feel guilty for not supporting it by buying a ticket to see it in the theater.

    3. sbbn

      sbbn

      Can't wait to see it. I was ambivalent but read the screenplay after seeing all the love it was getting and man alive, that was a well-written screenplay.

  22. Damn, this Mumford & Sons album is great.

  23. Is Gale Ann Hurd really querying the Google Group list?

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    2. chandolaswinter

      chandolaswinter

      what's the Google group list? or rather, where is it?

       

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      Are we talking the google writers group list?

    4. LeftyJones

      LeftyJones

      @Jiblings -- "THE BULLETIN" tab along top of page

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  24. My name is Spec Writer and I watch "Bunheads."

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      My name is sbbn and I have no idea what the fuck you guys are talking about. That is all.

    2. specwriter

      specwriter

      Bunheads was the last work done by Kubrick before he died. You can't really call yourself a lover of film and television and NOT see it.

    3. aphid47
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