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  1. I'll admit it. I saw Hansel & Gretel.

    1. sankofa


      i admit i saw it too and the makeup/special effects team needs an Oscar for making Jeremy Renner look GOOD AS HELL! Like, seriously! Them folks need a statute cause that was a difficult task they did WELL AT! Gemma was worth it. She wasn't naked but in enough tight, form fitting clothes to make the entire 88 minute film almost bearable...

    2. sangun


      My girlfriend said of Gemma -- She keeps looking off screen for no reason. Do you think she's looking at her set chair or her driver?

    3. 36monsters


      That man could sit in front of a camera and read from the phonebook for 3 hours and I'd pay to watch it (of course, it would be best if he was shirtless at the same time).


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  2. I'm conflicted. B.J. and the Bear or Who's the Boss as the Rock/McG's follow-up to The Fall Guy?

    1. craktactor


      The better choice may be CPO Sharkey. Or a reimagining of Mr. Ed.

    2. specwriter


      Alf: The Return!

  3. If it were a screenplay the final act of the Bradley Manning Story would cause a reader's head to explode.

    1. craktactor


      Ed Wood. 'Nuff said.

    2. ddollar


      they'd like "what? this is so stupid."

    3. Elliott79


      It's certainly 'character change'.

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  4. Irradiated butterflies in Japan. Was Mothra friendly?

  5. 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


      my prayers to the families

    3. 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


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

    1. 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


      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


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

    1. aphid47


      Does it work better as porridges?

    2. RazorBlade1968


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

    3. 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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  8. Looking forward to The Asylum's release of Atlantic Rim.

  9. 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.

  10. 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


      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


      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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  11. Reading a script where "asthma" has been repeatedly been spellchecked to "Satan".

    1. dietgreentea


      As an asthma sufferer, I can support that.

    2. Nic.Lishko


      You mean a Satan sufferer.

    3. npquinn


      I wonder if satan suffers from asthma?

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  12. 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


      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


      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


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

  14. Someone emailed me a network draft of something and all the "T's" are missing.

    1. mercutio


      That's kind of awesome.

    2. sangun


      Sadly, it was only a PDF printing issue.

    3. Escapist


      sure that wasn't a way to track the draft?

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  15. Sometimes you wake up and find yourself working on a David Fincher movie. Yikes.

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    2. axalon


      What Jiblings said!

    3. sangun


      Cjevy - It's only for a bit during prep. No MO commute for me.

    4. Nic.Lishko


      Congrats King of the sarcastic wit!

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

  17. Train vs. bus accident in Downtown LA. No serious injuries but the bus with a large sign for "Elementary" looks the worse for wear.

  18. Was reading the box office report for the weekend and almost did a spit take when I saw Paramount was claiming JOE cost $50mil.

    1. Nic.Lishko


      It did.


    2. Frobisher


      It's probably b/c the FX house and the actors and the P&A are all taking their cut off the back end. Hahaha. I'm kidding!

    3. admin


      Yeah, that number is a LOT closer to $150.

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  19. Whenever a new "teenage girl" movie comes out the reviews always begin with "I know I'm not the target audience and I don't understand any of this movie but let me tell you this is awful."

    1. dsjones


      the fundamental problem with target audiences - compromising story for what the people in charge assume the target wants.

    2. ... who are those guys?

      ... who are those guys?

      When it's a YA novel with a built in audience of millions they want to curb the amount of angry letters they get written on hello kitty stationary.

  20. With the Endeavour landing today, I'm looking forward to the onslaught of space shuttle scripts. Big heist or carrying a killer virus or rebooted to fight aliens or...

    1. mercutio


      I think they should turn one of the space shuttles into a taco truck.

    2. ThaVillain


      Found footage alien movie with footage from security cams all around the ship OR...

    3. mrferrone


      Or read the original (blacklist version) draft of Seven Pounds...

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