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  1. A 1/3 of all US movie ticket buyers have dropped off the grid this weekend? Anyone here actually planning on seeing anything?

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    2. sangun

      sangun

      Jiblings - water cooler talk among the people who keep track of this kind of thing. I guess it has to do with pre-sales and tracking.

    3. treyselman

      treyselman

      Killer Joe is the top of my list. Probably get out to support Celeste and Jesse sometime soon. THOUGH. Next weekend should be big.

    4. sankofa

      sankofa

      track field starts this weekend. i won't be watching anything *BUT* that...though i may try and see a few movies: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Total Recall and Bourne Legacy will be playing here this week and next so i'll try and check them out...

  2. A chunk of Nolan's sets got washed away in the Canadian flooding.

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    2. Mysterian

      Mysterian

      We are lucky that we bought a house on higher ground.

       

      Something I'd advise people to always consider when house hunting... Acts of God.

       

      Or just buy an ark.

    3. nazardo

      nazardo

      Sorry to hear :( Stay safe!

    4. axalon

      axalon

      Wow...sad news. Not just for Nolan but all these people that lost their homes.

       

      Hope anybody affected is okay.

  3. A guy bumped my chair in a restaurant today and lifted my laptop case without me noticing. It ended up in lost and found when all he found were scripts inside.

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    2. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      That means he "passed".

    3. sangun

      sangun

      I was lucky he didn't leave one of his scripts behind.

    4. Cyber Hater

      Cyber Hater

      def a "PASS" lol

  4. A neighbor has somehow attached his computer to my wireless printer. And of course it's script pages.

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    2. craig

      craig

      Pretty funny.

    3. AliM

      AliM

      DEATH F*CKING PRINTER:- THE ATLANTIC TAPES, VOLUME 1: EXECUDERE NOS CONFIDIMUS!

    4. admin

      admin

      I. Smell. Oscar.

  5. Adapt away. Daily Mail headline - Teenage exorcists who say Harry Potter has corrupted the world head to Britain armed with Bibles and Holy Water to tackle hotbed of occult activity

    1. dsjones

      dsjones

      Said to be in the vein of "American History X" meets "The Son of Rambow" - a powerful tale of religious zealotry through the eyes of children.

    2. Reader George

      Reader George

      Fools. Everyone knows Hellmouth is in Sunnydale.

       

    3. Babzbitela

      Babzbitela

      YUP! Sunnydale truly did suck ...didn't it?

       

  6. Amazon Studios - where scripts go to die but are resurrected as Kindle graphic novels. Amazon Storyteller can't really be about them making movies can it?

    1. dsjones

      dsjones

      Amazon is a toddler who is swimming out into the deep end without any idea how to swim. Their Zombieland pilot proved that they aren't ready.

  7. And Hollywood is burning. A friend's car was torched last night in one of the dozen fires that were set. Love Street House looks gutted.

  8. Anyone else disturbed that scientists have Frankensteined a jellyfish out of rat muscle? I know this movie never ends well.

    1. tonka

      tonka

      Luckily Japanese engineers have started to build a mech, y'know, to keep things balanced.

    2. Mr Cakes

      Mr Cakes

      That, the bees, and Franken-seeds, things are gittin' mighty weird...

  9. Anyone else ever get spam folder "Go Bigger" emails and think it's from the Writer's Store?

  10. Anyone else thinking of this Christopher Dorner story in terms of act breaks? Or am I the only horrible human being?

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    2. sankofa

      sankofa

      oh that story is *TOTALLY* writing itself! Could this be the film that, if made, gets Derek Luke *BACK* on the A-/B+ list? :)

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      I read the entire manifesto thanks to anonymous. I didn't think it was that "poorly written"it came off as way more intelligent than I expected.

       

      It does seem like something ripped right out of a movie.

    4. dsjones

      dsjones

      Already copyrighted Black Rambo last week.

  11. Anyone else watching the Olympics and finding the primetime show adverts more embarrassing than usual?

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    2. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      Haha. And you shouldnt. It's your language, we're just borrowing it. And abusing it. Did you think about going 'home' for the Olympics? Evidently, a lot of empty seats - which is just wrong.

    3. sbbn

      sbbn

      Nothing wrong with it - just don't here many people in the States referring to "adverts" on the tele.

    4. aphid47

      aphid47

      Yes the verts are pretty terrible.

  12. Anyone see Killing Them Softly? Is it really ‘F’ CinemaScore worthy?

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    2. sangun

      sangun

      Saw it. A friend leaned over and whispered: "It's the equivalent of a 12-year old virgin writing bondage porn". It was pretty posturing.

    3. ThaVillain

      ThaVillain

      My DRIVE comparison is in the fact that the marketing for Drive promised Fast and the Furious and packed theaters with moviegoers expecting that, but the result was more of an "art house" film, if you will. Same thing here. A lot of folks went expecting HEAT or MIAMI VICE but instead got something totally different, thus the "F" Cinemascore.

    4. ThaVillain

      ThaVillain

      Just looked it up. DRIVE got a "C-" Cinemascore. Not quite an "F" but still, audiences disliked it. It was my favorite movie of 2011. Pretty much everyone I recommended it to (friends, FB, Twitter) hated it. So yeah, I think the analogy applies.

  13. CIA, BBC, Sesame Street, Waffle House. Where's the Tracking Board sex scandal?

    1. admin

      admin

      Coming soon... anyone interested in partaking :-) Haha!

    2. Galleria.Pictures

      Galleria.Pictures

      Make it male-on-male and I'll get my camera.

    3. sankofa

      sankofa

      Joseph: oh my! :) I want to watch too!

  14. Favorite script typo of the week: "the cat that ate the cannery". Now, I want to see that movie.

    1. aphid47

      aphid47

      that has to be an enormous cat

    2. dietgreentea

      dietgreentea

      bahahahahaha

  15. Finally got around to reading the legal filing for the "Drive" isn't "Fast and Furious" false advertising lawsuit. I'd love to see what would happen if she won. http://media.cleveland.com/ent_impact_movies/other/FDAmend1pt1.pdf

    1. Elliott79
    2. Cyber Hater

      Cyber Hater

      That's incredible

    3. reecejones

      reecejones

      Oh my god, we can get sued for writing flat characters and cliche metaphors? I need to call my lawyer

  16. Had a conversation about how to judge if your film is a flop or not. It took weeks for someone to bother to post a pirated copy of The Raven on the internet.

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    2. ... who are those guys?
    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      there's no need to consult a firm, just google torrentz or demonoid...

    4. aphid47

      aphid47

      I remember the script being entertaining, but the film ended up being a steaming pile.

  17. How low-budget/cheap is Soderbergh's Bitter Pill? The crew can't use overnight Fed-Ex and have to use three day delivery.

  18. I got a job offer from Amazon Studios. Debating.

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    2. sangun

      sangun

      I don't really know anything about AS. I know the person offering me the gig. There would be no reason to hire me unless they were producing and selling content.

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Do it sanguine!

    4. Reader George

      Reader George

      How does the offer compare to your current employ? I worked at Amazon (as e-commerce in Seattle) and there were a lot of smart folks there.

  19. I got cut off in traffic by a car with the plate KARMA LA.

    1. anti_hero2012

      anti_hero2012

      Haha. ohh the irony.

    2. nazardo

      nazardo

      IH8-VNTPLTS

    3. jtthieme

      jtthieme

      This proves that Karma is a bitch.

  20. I heard the Riddick radio advert this morning and at first thought it was an anti-smoking PSA.

  21. I know there's a glut of President in danger scripts but I'd really like for someone to write one where the debate stand-ins save the day. http://tiny.cc/qj6llw

    1. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Logline: A presidential debate gets hijacked by terrorists and it's up to 5 audience members to save the candidates. The theme of the movie is "Don't mess with Jason Statham." Starring Jason Statham, Nic Cage, Jennifer Lawrence, Rosie O'donnel and Christopher Lloyd.

    2. storymaps99

      storymaps99

      The photo = LOL. Why are they so young?

    3. sangun

      sangun

      Univ. of Denver students. They just keep getting younger and younger.

  22. I laughed out loud at The Black List "but we didn't know he was our intern" press release.

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    2. ThaVillain

      ThaVillain

      Just IMO, with the "aspiring screenwriting climate" the way it has been as of late, everyone is on the lookout for scams and ripoffs. In the words of Jamie Kennedy, EVERYBODY'S A SUSPECT!

    3. dietgreentea

      dietgreentea

      It's hilarious to me how so many people have this notion that, in the writing world, the word "intern" -- which, in this case, barely even applies -- is somehow a powerful incentive…

    4. sangun

      sangun

      Either it's a scam and there was a prior relationship that got the person the internship and CAA. Or the company is run by morons who didn't do a background check on someone they were attaching their names to in a press release. Either way.

  23. I like the idea that somewhere Stephen Sommers is sitting with his feet propped up drinking a mai tai.

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    2. sangun

      sangun

      The stories about the abuse he took from Paramount on GI Joe are incredible. At least he was talented enough to turn out a releasable film.

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      I didn't hear about this?...I just remember really liking Stewart Beattie's first draft back when it was Delta Force.

    4. sangun

      sangun

      The first film tested really well. Unfortunately for Sommers the phrase "tested better than both Transformer movies combined" got repeated a lot. Suddenly, a rumor appears on Don Murphy's message board that Sommers has been fired and the film is a disaster. It all played out so publicly it was kind of amazing. I've never seen a studio work so hard to sabotage a film in the home stretch.

  24. I think Ryan Reynolds just became the answer to a trivia question.

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    2. ... who are those guys?

      ... who are those guys?

      @Frobisher - what actor had two big budget movies open and underperform in the same weekend against a low budget horror film?

    3. axalon

      axalon

      Oh wow I didn't realize he voiced Turbo...oh no Ryan...

    4. markerstone
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