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

    1. 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.

    2. 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!

    3. Penelope

      Penelope

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

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  2. Just started watching The League on FX. Probably one of the funniest shows I've seen in a long time.

  3. Just saw the trailer for "Your Highness" and have to admit, I'm excited to see it.

    1. admin

      admin

      How many votes for Your Highness looking WAY better than Green Lantern!!!

    2. treyselman

      treyselman

      double down on your highness. plus cowboys and aliens. universal's fortunes may be turning around in 2011.

  4. I've been reading A Serious Man script that I got out of the library. Is it just me, or is this thing a transcript? So many spelling errors, and awkward transitions, it can't be the actual script. Anyone else notice this?

    1. admin
    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      That surprises me, I would think studio drafts wouldn't have so many errors, spelling or otherwise.

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Coen's are infamous for this kind of stuff...Burn After Reading was a pain to get through.

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

    1. 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

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

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

    1. Cyber Hater

      Cyber Hater

      didn't like it

    2. boynotorious

      boynotorious

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

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  8. I was glad to see that The Walking Dead pilot turned out better than I had thought, though I still think it read better than what ended up on the screen.

    1. admin

      admin

      I think it started out solid, was a little heavy-handed in the middle, but quickly picked up pace again building towards the end.

    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      The script worked much better than the filmed pilot. I was blown away by the script, but just kinda enjoyed the show.

  9. Had a blast in Austin, feels good to sleep in my own bed again.

    1. admin

      admin

      See anything good? Bad?

    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      Black Swan was fantastic, Bloodworth was ok, got to watch 12 Monkees with David and Janet Peoples with a Q and A afterwards. Hit more conferences than films actually.

  10. 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.

    1. Bodhi1701

      Bodhi1701

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

    2. Cyber Hater

      Cyber Hater

      it's deffff visually ggod. CAA peeps said so

    3. 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.

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  11. Met and had an awesome conversation with Al Swearengen's right had man Dan Dougherty at AFF.

  12. Have been having a blast in Austin, and met some great people.

  13. is getting ready for AFF!

  14. Loved Darabonts script for "The Walking Dead" unfortunately the trailer makes the show look terrible.

    1. mikeyP_73

      mikeyP_73

      Have you seen the behind the scenes stuff? I thought the trailer was cool... what didn't you like?

    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      Visually it looked a little campy, which is not how it read on the page. I will give it a chance, but the script was so amazing, and the visuals did not match the grittiness that I felt reading it.

  15. Just finished reading Frank Darabonts "The Walking Dead" Pilot, what an amazing script!

    1. ted

      ted

      I agree! It had great description and tone. Really captured the comic books. Can't wait to see it on Halloween!

    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      The trailer does not match what I saw in my head while reading it, still hoping that I'm wrong and it turns out to be great.

  16. Is going back in time and reading "Back to the Future" (Imaginary theme music cue)

    1. ted

      ted

      where you're going, you don't need roads.

    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      I don't think I could ever get sick of that movie

  17. enjoying the hell out of the Boardwalk Empire pilot

    1. tbblue

      tbblue

      Steve Buscemi is so badass in it!

    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      He is perfect for that part.

    3. vbn2019

      vbn2019

      Yeah. It's a damn good show

  18. Just finished The Irishman and wasn't very impressed. I would rather see Scorsese do something different. It read like Goodfellas II, and not in a good way. What did everyone else think?

  19. Have either of you read Stallones script? If so, what did you think of it? Jimmy- It's been too long since Cusack had a good meaty role, and I can see him as Poe, so I have high hopes. SuperChiva78 - I agree, there are so many rich things that can be done with the character.
  20. Reading "The Irishman" right now

  21. I recently finished reading both "The Raven" by Hannah Shakespeare and Ben Livingston, and the 2003 draft of "Poe" by Sylvester Stallone. The takes on Poe by both scripts have some similarities, I mean, it is the haunted, inebriated, and gifted Poe in both versions. The major difference is in the likability of the character of Poe, the story that surrounds him, and the world the writers have created. This is where some problems arise. I have never read anything by Sylvester Stallone before, and based on the quality of writing in this draft, I hope to never delve into his work again. It read like a student screenplay, and never engaged me, the reader, in any way. I didn't like his Poe from the beginning, and the story never really went anywhere. There was never any spark. Poe just kind of miserably waltzed through life dealing with a string of disappointments, and the death after death of his loved ones. The entire time Poe knew that he would die soon as well(Thank you heavy handed recurring symbol of death that appears several times in the script), until Stallone finally put him (and me) out of his misery. The most likable character in the whole thing was Virginia, and she just seemed to be placed in the story to encourage Poe to continue writing. She appeared in the story and left, not really changing Poe in any real way, except to make him more depressed once she died. There really wasn't any character arc, and no real story. Nothing really happened. It just trudged along like the big sloppy mess that it is. In contrast, I found "The Raven" to be an interesting and engaging script. This script does not stick to the historical Poe, which is a big benefit, since they have created such a rich and interesting alternate history. Yes, Poe is still Poe, haunted, inebriated, you get the idea, but in this script, Poe has hope, in the form of his love interest Emily. He also has something to prove. Someone is using his stories as a basis for a murder spree. This killer, abducts Emily, and challenges Poe to match wits with him, which (hurray) invests our character with a goal. Solve the murder spree before the killer murders Emily. This Poe has an arc, he also has a hell of an exciting labyrinth to wend his way through, but most importantly, he is likable. The stakes are high, and unlike Stallones version, it does not seem to be phoned in. It is well thought out and has some great twists. I actually think that John Cusack could pull off a hell of a Poe, and look forward to seeing him in this. I would love to hear what anyone else thinks about either of these scripts. -Jeff
  22. aphid47

    iPad

    They look like they would be an amazing thing to have when it comes to reading screenplays. I have been trying to read them on my iphone, which is okay, but I think I need to save my pennies up for a ipad.
  23. Just read "The Raven" and then Stallone's "Poe", one was awful, one was pretty good. Can you guess which?

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