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  1. Just looked at my profile for the first time in years and saw I only have 4 out of 5 stars :(

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    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      What a weird system to implement here, and what kind of petty asshole goes into someone's profile to give them a bad rating

    3. sbbn

      sbbn

      This doesn't really seem like the type of forum that needs or should have user ratings (especially given how civil this place generally is compared to say... reddit) but eh, whatever, I guess.

    4. StringerBell

      StringerBell

      I happen to be enjoying my rating quite a bit.

  2. Just got a letter from AFF that one of my scripts made 2nd round. Felt pretty good after not getting out of the first my last couple of tries.

  3. New laptop, new lease on life. Waited way too long for an upgrade.

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    2. adlocke

      adlocke

      i switched to mac, too, because i couldn't respect a windows MACHINE! i would max out the cpu and burn up the hard drive mixing up. and no background virus programs, don't go too far from thinking you need something you don't need windows ppl!

    3. StringerBell

      StringerBell

      I'm one of the lucky ones. Never had a virus and very rarely have had a problem with a Windows machine in all of my years using them. Any issue I've ever had I've been able to solve by googling the problem and running a fix. Windows is intuitive to me and I simply could not understand the Mac OS. Old dog, new tricks, I guess. I did like the form factor of the Macbook Pro, but it was pretty heavy. Lots of good lightweight Windows options out now and more on their way shortly.

    4. aphid47

      aphid47

      Hmmm, this thing is light as air.

  4. I found Inherent Vice extremely underwhelming.

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    2. Escapist

      Escapist

      Couldn't get through VICE. Wanted to love it, loved the era and details, was bored to tears by the events/plot...

    3. aphid47
    4. Elliott79

      Elliott79

      I loved it.

       

      The plot isn't supposed to make sense. You try following the leads for about fifteen minutes then just give up and go with it. It places you right in JP's head.

       

      I died laughing when he wrote the helpful clue "something Spanish" in his pad.

       

      PTA's movies always reveal more on further viewings.

  5. That new Chris Carter show After over on Amazon was reallllllly hard to sit through.

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    2. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      With the exception of Patrelli, the acting was unbearable.

    3. Escapist

      Escapist

      why are these people together in that ambulance? who WOULDN'T RACE HOME???

    4. aphid47

      aphid47

      Such an unfocused mess

  6. Dear Launch Pad Pilot Competition ... I am in you.

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    2. twofingeredtypist
    3. Nic8767

      Nic8767

      Good luck, Jiblings!

    4. craktactor

      craktactor

      Contemplating. Good luck to all who have joined the fray. I may join you, hence the first word.

  7. Snuck in my pilot just before the launch pad deadline.

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    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      Thanks everyone! Good luck to all.

    3. agkinowerken

      agkinowerken

      Looks like they just extended to June 15. Got my hat in the ring back in April. Best o'luck fellow Barton Finkers!

    4. admin

      admin

      Chatted with TB guys this morning. Guess the site crashed Sunday and today on and off and a bunch of people couldn't enter, so once they got the site back up, they kept pilots there and features.

  8. Did anyone else see Salinger?

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    2. specwriter

      specwriter

      I was surprised to see it on Netflix, if that is indeed the same doc, as it just came out in theaters recently, right? Anyway, it's all about the Morton Downey, Jr. docu, guys, that's the shizzle. :-0

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      Yeah, same salinger on netflix that was in theaters, that ending with titles of new books seemed so convoluted it torpedoed what would have been a so so film.

    4. mister_7

      mister_7

      Watched it on Netflix last night and am feeling pretty meh. While the information was excellent, the delivery was oh so breathy and over the top. Felt like it was a long episode of TMZ actually. Started playing suduko midway through, just listening instead of watching, and I think that actually improved the film.

  9. Holy crap! The writers of Breaking Bad are working on the highest level of storytelling I've seen on television this side of the final season of The Shield.

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    2. Reader George

      Reader George

      Brilliant story craft!

    3. specwriter

      specwriter

      Five episodes left? Anyone know for sure?

    4. aphid47

      aphid47

      The confession video was a huge mind fuck. Walt has Hank in such a shitty position, that he's screwed no matter what he does.

  10. Am I alone in being bored to fucking tears by The Walking Dead?

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    2. electroglodyte

      electroglodyte

      It's slow all right. I described it to a friend and mentioned how it was a little very closely inspired by other zombie ventures (e.g. the hospital opening of 28DLater), and he asked me what made it unique.

       

      Well, nothing.

       

      But I still kinda like it. Slow-moving, for sure. But some good character stuff.

    3. admin

      admin

      HUGE fan of the comic series. TV series started great, got REALLY slow for a few episodes, and started picking up steam again the last few eps, going into Sundays finale. Also, I was very pleased to see the finale is kicking off an arc not previously in the comic series, so it's fresh for everyone!

    4. Penelope

      Penelope

      Hate this show. I'm with you jib! Won't be watching Season Two.

  11. 48fps is not the way of the future by any means, unless you like Charlie Chaplin's speedy exaggerated motion.

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    2. specwriter

      specwriter

      There was one shot which looked 2D, and that was the first shot of Rivendell, when they were all looking at it from a distance. It looked exactly like they were standing in front of a 2D painted backdrop. Not sure why that one shot was so bad.

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      Yes, I've been stranded on the dark side since the 60's. I haven't seen any other 3D movies, because A) I'm not really into blockbuster explosion film bullshit and B) It's a gimmick I think has been added to most films as an after thought. I wanted to experience the film as Peter Jackson intended, and it looked rubbish from beginning to end. The so called advance was a waste of time. I know I'm not the only one who saw the play x2 motion during the film. I've...

    4. aphid47

      aphid47

      run out of space

       

  12. How come no one uses the blog feature on here? Discuss ...

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    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      I just think it's interesting that the feature is here and no one uses it :)

    3. Galleria.Pictures

      Galleria.Pictures

      Too busy listening to Daft Punk

    4. axalon

      axalon

      Dustin, I wish more people shared your thought process before they started blogs

  13. The TB writers group is now 20 members strong. There's a meet and greet chat on Wed night at 5pm central and then another on Friday during the day (time pending) so if you can't make one hopefully you can make the other one. Drop by, say hello, get to know your fellow TB members.

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    2. sankofa

      sankofa

      I just sent ina request also! :)

    3. Mysterian

      Mysterian

      I just approved you both!

    4. sankofa

      sankofa

      thanks!!! I'll send an intro email to the group this weekend! I can't wait to interact with you guys! But, question: how will the interactions go? are we just emailing each other back and forth? or chatting here at TB? let me know because i'll be at work during the day tomorrow and ill find *ANY* reason to NOT WORK! LOLOL!

  14. Just saw the new coverage prices ...

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    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      Members get $25 off, but it is still incredibly unaffordable now.

       

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      Ah, I see it now Charlie. Someone spelled ladder wrong ;)

    4. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      They sure did!

  15. My sister just got a call back from Twin Peaks to work as 2nd set custumer. Fingers crossed she gets the gig. She finds out next week.

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    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      I believe a lot of the exteriors are shot in snoqualmie Washington

    3. agkinowerken

      agkinowerken

      Audrey Horne... best dressed woman on TV.... ever.

    4. Preminger

      Preminger

      Twin Peaks is coming back? Oh my god...that would be so exciting...

  16. what did people think of Game of Thrones?

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    2. cardney

      cardney

      Books were amazing. So far I'm not disappointed!

    3. mikeyP_73

      mikeyP_73

      It's great - I think they sexed it up big time to appease the True Blood, Fantasy, Fan Boy loving audience it's meant for. The women I spoke to who watched it said it did objectify women - but hey, it's the dark/middle ages right? ;-p

    4. naugehyde

      naugehyde

      ehn. a mile wide, an inch deep. maybe i was spoiled by DEADWOOD, ROME, and the SOPRANOS or maybe it just needs time (like those shows did).

  17. Just watched The Sixth Sense for the first time today while home with the flu.

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    2. mebishop2001

      mebishop2001

      I always thought they should make a spoof movie called TWIST ENDING. Where like SCARY MOVIE, it incorporates other movies' plots and makes fun of them. They could have the "he's a ghost" from SIXTH SENSE, "he's imaginary" from FIGHT CLUB, "he's a she" from THE CRYING GAME, etc. And the ending is the whole movie is a dream or something.

    3. mebishop2001

      mebishop2001

      That's "she's a he" from CRYING GAME.

    4. DonKasparoza

      DonKasparoza

      Sounds like something Kim Jong Dick would like. Better put the Wayans Brothers on it.

  18. Second pilot just submitted to Launch Pad just in the nick of time.

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    2. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      HOLY $#!T IT'S CYBER HATER! YOU JUST WON JIBS.

    3. Jaco

      Jaco

      Get some, go large! Hope this works for you!

    4. aphid47

      aphid47

      Thanks guys, good luck to everyone that submitted.

  19. Wow, Moonrise Kingdom bored me to tears. I can't be the only one, right?

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    2. Hasmap

      Hasmap

      Me neither. I really hated Royal Tenebaums when I watched it all those years ago. I simply do understand the acclaim it got. But I have to admit, I was a really big fan The Fantastic Mr. Fox and though he adapted it impressively.

    3. ... who are those guys?

      ... who are those guys?

      With the exception of Steve Zisou and Darjeeling, I'm a huge fan. I just saw Moonrise last night and I loved it. Having said that I can understand how someone could easily tire of his style. If it doesn't work for you from the start, it ain't gonna get any better.

    4. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      I'm a huge WA fan and I have to admit I thought the pacing was particularly, almost perversely glacial. But it has wonderful moments and comes together in the end, I think.

  20. Looking for someone to give me feedback for an hour long pilot I wrote with a partner. Don't want to put it in the WIP yet, but need an outside opinion.

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    2. Mr. Mo

      Mr. Mo

      Don't mind giving it a read, man. PM me. :)

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      Thanks guys

       

    4. macaggiano

      macaggiano

      Happy to give it a look too.

  21. I know this video is about advertising, but how is this any different than our industry?

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    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      unless you're writing their idea for them for free

    3. Manny

      Manny

      I saw this earlier this week and thought the same thing in how it compares to this industry. It's not exactly the same but there are similarities. Like creating a story all on your own then having to sell all it's rights if you want to get a movie made.

    4. adlocke

      adlocke

      yeah, personally i wouldn't do that, jibs. now if i'm a whiz and i can bang it out in four days, it wouldn't phase me though.

  22. Will be attending a Black Swan screening in Austin today, I can't wait. I'll let you know what I think about it tomorrow.

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    2. Bodhi1701

      Bodhi1701

      I read the script and didn't care for it. BUT it's bound to be visually interesting.

    3. Cyber Hater

      Cyber Hater

      it's deffff visually ggod. CAA peeps said so

    4. aphid47

      aphid47

      It was pretty amazing actually. made my wife cry like a baby, but then again she was a dance instructor, so has an attachment to the story. I thought it built up really well, and had a great unsentimental ending. Reminded me of Rupulsion in many ways.

  23. Just read Looper. Loved it, had me completely sucked into the world, but, not sure about that ending . . . anyone else have any thoughts?

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    2. Cyber Hater

      Cyber Hater

      Couldn'tmake it past pg65. Didn't care about characters. Young Joe actually looking to bring in his older self to save himself now was dumb. The scarring, as mentioned above, was good. As well as the limb thing. But cud blu and all that stuff got annoying

    3. Penelope

      Penelope

      yeah. I didn't care about the characters either. I think he is just going for something darker so he isn't really concerned about that but who knows.

    4. aphid47

      aphid47

      I figured it was the typical action film, character that is not very deep. I ended up rooting for old Joe instead of young Joe.

  24. Damn, Breaking Bad was amazing!

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    2. Elliott79

      Elliott79

      I see what you mean, but actually disagree. Felt like the end of Act 2. Final act; Walt (who has a massive ego and is pretty ruthless) completes his transformation into Heisenberg, Hank catches him. Hank was was never after Gus, Hank wants Heisenberg.

    3. Elliott79

      Elliott79

      Walt can't walk away without paying the consequences of his actions.

    4. benjaminthomasyip

      benjaminthomasyip

      Agreed with Elliot79. There's still much more to be wrapped up and there's no way the series will end with Walt getting away scot-free for everything he's done.

  25. Just read Terriers and then watched the pilot episode. This is a hell of a show!

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    2. Cyber Hater

      Cyber Hater

      didn't like it

    3. boynotorious

      boynotorious

      Is dead in the water. Ratings non-existent unfortunately.

    4. aphid47
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