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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...

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

    1. 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.

    2. sbbn

      sbbn

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

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      Yes the verts are pretty terrible.

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  3. 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...

  4. It's really disturbing that the people in the theater shooting in Colorado thought the gunman was part of the marketing.

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    2. RDMK

      RDMK

      my prayers to the families

    3. Allen

      Allen

      This was an isolated incident in one small town. The world isn't suddenly less safe because of it, so if you want to go to the theater, please do so knowing you'll more than likely have a good time, assuming the movie isn't terrible, that is.

    4. jdef75

      jdef75

      Exactly. It's a tragic anomaly, that's all. The world isn't less safe. There will always be the violently insane, earthquakes, fires etc. But there's a greater chance of dying via car accident. That's not to diminish this tragedy of course

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  5. 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

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

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

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  7. Reading the WGA press release about the deal with Amazon Studios. It had this phrase: "plant our flag in that rich and amorphous land called new media." Sometimes it's easy to hate writers.

    1. sangun

      sangun

      It was emailed to me and I can't find an external link. It's basically that the WGA has a full MBA deal in place with the "People’s Production Company (PPC), the Amazon affiliate responsible for professional content development and production."

    2. specwriter

      specwriter

      It might help if the WGA were to acknowledge that the amorphous "new media" realm has come a long way since the strike FIVE YEARS AGO. You know, to actually try to fight the studios (and other companies, like Amazon, Netflix, whoever) from treating creatives like slave labor because, "no one knows how to make a profit yet from the internet space." Apparently, all of those ads on Hulu, Youtube, and every other streaming site are purchased with sawdust and dreams.

    3. sangun

      sangun

      If the WGA was interested in fighting anyone they'd stop electing producers as their presidents. The dream of every WGA member is to become a producer so he/she can screw over other writers.

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  8. It's that time of the year. Have the readers for Nicholl managed to reach the $25 mark this time around?

    1. sangun

      sangun

      For reading and doing the notes on the submitted scripts. I was wondering if the readers had finally made it to $25.

    2. sbbn

      sbbn

      What's the pay structure for Nicholl's readers? This is all unfamiliar to me because I never have paid much attention to competitions before.

    3. sangun

      sangun

      It's $22 this year for first round with a log, a page of coverage and category scoring. Being a reader for Nicholl is like Fight Club. Getting the $22 rate out of someone was hard enough.

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

    1. 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.

    2. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Do it sanguine!

    3. 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.

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  10. Rich Ross fired on a Friday. I guess Disney couldn't hold out until Memorial Day weekend.

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

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

  13. Just read a script where the writer spellchecked the word "prodigies" into "porridges". The word "porridges" is now in the title.

    1. aphid47

      aphid47

      Does it work better as porridges?

    2. RazorBlade1968

      RazorBlade1968

      I better check my porridge references and make sure they don't say "prodigies" now. Crap.

    3. sangun

      sangun

      To be fair it's a FR-UK coproduction and I think the writer is from Israel. But it is better if I'm thinking of animated bowls of porridge.

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  14. 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.

    1. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      That means he "passed".

    2. sangun

      sangun

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

    3. Cyber Hater

      Cyber Hater

      def a "PASS" lol

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  15. My work Acrobat is stuck at 3200%. I can see one word which offers a new script screening method. PROOF – consider, THINKING – pass, COOKIE – recommend.

  16. 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.

  17. Third person I know who saw the movie last week just compared "Dragon Tattoo" to "Criminal Minds".

  18. One of the worst scenes to find in a reshoot? The SUMMATION SCENE where one actor explains to another actor the previous 100 minutes because the movie makes no sense.

    1. storymaps99

      storymaps99

      Seen Kevin Smith's "Red State?" The long epilogue, aka "John Goodman explains what happened in the climax," felt like Kevin Smith was trying to do the Coen Bros. (e.g., ending of No Country). It was awkward. But if this film is Smith's transition into challenging himself to do more complex films, then it's a nice start.

    2. storymaps99

      storymaps99

      And the worst summation scene is M. Night's cameo at the end of "The Village." Yikes.

    3. Monkey Munch

      Monkey Munch

      Let's not forget the psychiatrist in Psycho.

      And while we're at it, let's honor TV's mini-version of this scene, which usually begins with the crusty police boss saying, "Let me get this straight. You're tell me a dead body/pound of heroin/bag of gold was found in a school locker/deserted warehouse/clown's anus etc."

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  19. 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

  20. Basically, it's a company too cheap to hire staff who wants you to explain your coverage to them so they don't have to read anything. Unpaid but it "could potentially lead to growth within". I love Hollywood.
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