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  1. Wow. I thoroughly enjoyed the Chinese film COCK AND BULL, full of Pulp Fiction-esque roundabouts and a Coen Brothers vibe. I would expect this to be on my CAKES LIST 2017.

  2. "In a few years time, all screenwriters will have to modify their scripts so that no woman is murdered in a film. From now own, they can only kill men. If they refuse to follow this rule, screenwriters will be accused of “promoting femicide” and end up in jail." Interesting read at https://panampost.com/vanesa-vallejo/2016/07/30/feminists-and-other-politically-correct-tyrants-are-taking-over-the-world/

    1. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      So true. Sick of the endless circle jerk of articles from so called social justice warriors crying about how unfair it is for <insert group of people here> to get a movie made or a script sold.

      READ: IT'S HARD FOR EVERYONE.

  3. 200 views of the CAKES LIST 2017 and no one has any picks of the year to offer up?!?

    1. npquinn

      npquinn

      I've just added my top 10 TV/movies :)

  4. Alright, I'm dying to head to a magnificent Indian buffet for lunch - can I get some suggestions on what will be my next fantastic read? There's nothing like grazing well, hunched over a dynamite script.

    1. Jaco

      Jaco

      Moonflower

      In the Deep

    2. Corsairs

      Corsairs

      Thirded. "In the Deep" is riveting.

  5. Any recommendations for a terrific read from the latest batch posted in the File Exchange? I'm itchin' for a good read.

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    2. andrewpwoodberry

      andrewpwoodberry

      Not new -- and both already filmed -- but I liked reading 2010 aussie film "Animal Kingdom" and the pilot for "Orphan Black." If you like Ingelsby, you should like those.

    3. Mr Cakes

      Mr Cakes

      Thank you. I've made my selections for tonight's read - the Orphan Black pilot and Luc Besson's MALAVITA (after seeing trailer online). Thank you - please keep the suggestions coming.

    4. admin

      admin

      The Orphan Black series is actually really good. Surprisingly so, dare I say.

  6. Caught a sneak peak of Moonrise Kingdom last night - absolutely fantastic.

    1. ThaVillain

      ThaVillain

      Going to see it today! Can't wait!

    2. StringerBell

      StringerBell

      I'm in the tiny minority, apparently. This one just felt flat and forced to me. It was certainly no BOTTLE ROCKET or RUSHMORE.

    3. admin

      admin

      Not my favorite, not my least favorite - enjoyed it.

  7. Does any one have any "scripts" of videogames? I guess it's in some sort of form of "rights and lefts", as in the choices a player makes along the way? My son is interested in media arts / game development and I'm trying to turn him on to the STORY side of the "art form." (cough cough...)

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    2. adlocke

      adlocke

      someone posted the 2 guns script recently, not quite video games, but he could read a script before the movie comes out in theatres, which is kinda exciting.

    3. Mr Cakes

      Mr Cakes

      thank you so much. This is such a tremendous community. The joys I find here are priceless.

    4. Galleria.Pictures

      Galleria.Pictures

      www.vgscripts.com has a huge lot of reasonable transcripts for free.

  8. Easy on the eyes, but NOAH was a steaming pile. I like what Ken Ham had to say in Time: I like what Ken Ham had to say in Time I like what Ken Ham had to say in Time http://time.com/42274/ken-ham-the-unbiblical-noah-is-a-fable-of-a-film/

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    2. Pompalompa

      Pompalompa

      I can see why he's pissed. It's the same reason I got pissed when they remade total recall. He's a purist and so am I. Only difference being, I don't think Total Recall actually happened... It was all a dream!

    3. electroglodyte

      electroglodyte

      Why do you like what Ken Ham had to say in Time?

    4. Viking79

      Viking79

      I just thought it was weird that they used Rock Transformers to build/protect the Ark.

  9. Geesh... I'm sorry, but The Green Inferno has me "green infuriated," 'cause dude, you CAN'T dissolve reefer in Amazon rain water - THC is only released by OIL extraction - NOT water! And so, okay, you slip the killer weed into the cannibal's food, oh no, I see it coming - yup, it gives them the MUCHIES - for YOU! Oh no, oh no, oh no...

    1. sangun

      sangun

      Your post is like someone's internal monologue when talking to Eli Roth.

    2. Mr Cakes

      Mr Cakes

      oh no, oh no, oh no...

    3. dsjones

      dsjones

      Yea...some people put in zero effort.

  10. Gizmado is listing the best Cyber Monday deals, and I'm interested in a e-reader 'cause it's so damn cheap ($39). Has anyone had experience with a Nook Simple Touch? Might it be a good entry into an e-reader for PDF scripts? http://gizmodo.com/the-best-cyber-monday-deals-1474441564/@shanerobertscommerce

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    2. sbbn

      sbbn

      Let me know if you have any problems finding it.

    3. axalon

      axalon

      Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks, sbbn!

    4. sbbn

      sbbn

      No problem! Always happy to share whatever I have to share.

  11. Good Lord, Fast & Furious 6 was simply wretched. Every line was a full-on groaner. I pity the morons that laughed along, above the howls the the damned infant on some idiot's lap. I was dying inside at the slow mental pitches to the lowest common denominators that pepper this increasingly jamoke planet. Twarn't much better when I snuck over and wasted two hours of my life in the excruciating wonderment that is Hangover III.

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    2. ... who are those guys?

      ... who are those guys?

      That sounds like the most painful double feature ever. What did you ever do that God punished you so?

    3. Mr Cakes

      Mr Cakes

      high hopes, my friend, high hopes...

    4. Sly0712

      Sly0712

      Ah yes, block buster expectations. The leading cause of heart attacks amongst male cinephiles.

  12. Good Lord, I can't wait until the Black List comes out so I can read something interesting... It's dry as the Sahara out here...

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    2. Mr. Marbles

      Mr. Marbles

      Not until December. Second week usually.

    3. anti_hero2012

      anti_hero2012

      The 2016

      Blood list scripts should be available soon, right?

    4. Mr. Marbles

      Mr. Marbles

      I wouldn't be shocked if they're not right away... way this year has been going.

       

      Think they come out around Halloween.

  13. Good Lord, the season finale of Sons of Anarchy was brutal.

    1. ThaVillain

      ThaVillain

      I watched the Season 3 finale last night on Netflix. Watched the pilot on Friday and I've been hooked ever since. At this rate I'll be all caught up by Friday lol.

  14. Hi everyone, I just wanted to say goodbye of sorts, perhaps not forever. In a few days, I won't be renewing my TB subscription. I want to say thanks again to all the terrific members here and the happy sharing. Perhaps in a few months, I'll join back in. My Kindle is going to be hungry, I know... If anyone wants my email address, drop me a message in the next few days.

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    2. Mr. Mo

      Mr. Mo

      Ditto, farewell, Cakes.

    3. Reader George

      Reader George

      Good luck, Mr. C!

    4. npquinn

      npquinn

      :-( Hoping you'll be back with more Mr Cakes lists :-)

  15. hmm, I don't know what to read next... any suggestions?

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    2. adlocke

      adlocke

      12/24 - nice and light

    3. Mr Cakes

      Mr Cakes

      thank you for the rec's - I shall read these 2 next.

    4. craktactor

      craktactor

      Best Actress. A fun read. Joan and Bette at their best/worst.

  16. Hmm, Write2Reel went to a "paid site" status yesterday. ($60.00 a year) How many of you frequent this "little brother" to the Tracking Board? For the most part, TB kicks ass over it in all areas, but lately some gems have popped up via someone scanning in hard to find scripts. I think I'll pass on paying for their weak service. Any thoughts?

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    2. agkinowerken

      agkinowerken

      I found it a good source for older, harder-to-find scripts -- e,g, a recent thread on Hitchcock thrillers, mostly scanned originals -- but I'm not convinced it's worth $60 per year... Also, lack of warning of movement to pay service was somewhat annoying....

    3. Gunnerkat

      Gunnerkat

      Really, $60 a year...and you give no notice at all. Pretty amateur. I liked the site and probably gave more than I took, but for that kind of money I'd expect a lot more. Sayonara Write to Reel.

    4. Preminger

      Preminger

      So everybody has to pay $60 now? even long time members that added scripts?

  17. I had such high hopes for War On Everyone... Those hopes were quickly dashed...

    1. Pompalompa

      Pompalompa

      NO! really!? Sad!

  18. I have a GREAT movie pitch, but it might be too unbelievable: As the top law enforcement official in the United States, the U.S. attorney general, incredibly, met with the husband of a woman under investigation by the FBI in the back of an airplane idling on the tarmac. As a former president, the husband had considerable political clout. Days later the head of the FBI recommended no charges be brought against the woman, to jaw-dropping incredulity. In the aftermath, the head of the FBI finds...

    1. Pompalompa

      Pompalompa

      lol this whole election has been stranger than all 4 seasons of house of cards put together.

    2. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      How about a stone cold idiot becomes POTUS? Would anyone believe that?

  19. I really enjoyed ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and ANIMAL KINGDOM pilots. Thanks for all the sharing.

  20. I'm looking for suggestions on what to read next... Any thoughts on some of the new specs shared here recently?

  21. I'm so sorry that the ABC Pilot of WARRIORS posted here is not about about the further adventures of Swan, Cleon, Vermin, Ajax and Cochise.

    1. mikeyP_73

      mikeyP_73

      ... "come out and play-ee-ay..."

       

  22. I'm surprised, and rather disappointed that the Black List overlapps SO many Hit List scripts...

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    2. admin

      admin

      Taking with the TB guys this afternoon, apparently singe the HL began, the BL overlap has increased from 30% to 52%, rising each year. Which is kind of hilarious. Especially considering everyone keeps saying the spec market is dying - but, well, here we go.

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      I think the reported spec sales make people think the market is dying. Gointothestory reports 55 spec sales this year. That's pretty low, but I imagine a lot go unreported?

       

    4. adlocke

      adlocke

      i'm gonna give the edge to hit list for better list this year.

  23. I've posted my own "2013 List" in the Lists page. I invite all to rave about what they read and experienced this year!

    1. Jaco

      Jaco

      Nice list - just added "The Jaco List"

    2. adlocke
  24. I've posted THE CAKES LIST 2016. Let the debate and suggestions commence!

  25. I've posted The Cakes List for 2017. Please share the best of your year with me!

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