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  1. Oh yes: Mythbusters test booby trap machine gun from Breaking Bad finale

    1. Mysterian

      Mysterian

      Cool. Thanks for posting that.

  2. A few episodes into Sense8 and compelled to watch more, though I can't explain why. Anyone else hooked? Payoff(s) worth the investment?

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    2. mister_7

      mister_7

      Especially since Orange/ Black just came out. Sense8 is now firmly on the backburner while I work my way through Orange.

    3. kjl451

      kjl451

      I went through it. It didn't get going until halfway through and I wasn't a huge fan of the ending. With everything else out there, I don't think it's worth the time commitment. Unfortunately I have to say the same for the new season of OITNB too. I was not a fan of what happened in the newest season. At all.

    4. Reader George

      Reader George

      Thanks, TB community. Your comments were spot on.

  3. A good guide to what's in the public domain: http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/docs/copyrightterm.pdf

    1. Raffles

      Raffles

      Always curious about what's considered copyright. Thank you!

    2. Reader George

      Reader George

      Yeah, "guide" is the freight word.

  4. Analyzed MY FELLOW AMERICANS last night regarding a project I'm developing and, though the humor's a bit dated at times it's a tight, solid comedy.

    1. Frobisher

      Frobisher

      "The 'voice of the people'? There is no such thing. You got 240 million voices

      all yelling for something different."

    2. Reader George

      Reader George

      @Frobisher: Precisely! Great sparse political commentary seamlessly woven into the story and classic McKee "dialogue as a weapon."

  5. And for today's incongruity: A 15-mile cycling trek results in craving for a good cigar.

    1. nmoher

      nmoher

      Romeo y Julieta no 2 is my go to.

    2. Reader George

      Reader George

      Ah yes, big fan. Also enjoying many flavors of El Rey Del Mundo.

  6. And what about fantasy football? Another go?

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    2. craktactor

      craktactor

      Okay... BPL I have Chelsea repeating. The NFL I got the Bears. STOP LAUGHING!

    3. Reader George

      Reader George

      Ah, haven't followed the EPL in a while but Go Gunners!

       

    4. OpenWithGuyFaceDownInPool

      OpenWithGuyFaceDownInPool

      What's your favorite music to CRUSH scripts to?!!

  7. Anyone attend the staged reading of “1969: A Space Odyssey?” Curious if it was true to the script that was uploaded, which I found to be a bit dense.

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    2. atom-heart-mother

      atom-heart-mother

      Yes, I went. I believe it was the same one uploaded. Was pretty cool to see. Definitely think a script that's a little more "upbeat" is better suited for a live read though.

    3. Reader George

      Reader George

      No substitute for hearing talented actors give words life, however unnerving for the writer.

       

    4. Reader George
  8. Anyone know about the untitled action comedy pitch by Scott Rosenberg that just sold to Disney? Seven figures deal.

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    2. mpetrusaitis

      mpetrusaitis

      Called Dashing Through the Snow. It's about a mobster who kidnaps a detective's kid, and Santa helps the detective get his kid back.

    3. storymaps99

      storymaps99

      Ugh. I love Scott Rosenberg, but...ugh.

    4. Reader George

      Reader George

      Ugh, indeed! But, oh, will Santa save Christmas? Or does the kid? No, wait -- no spoilers!

       

  9. As if to taunt, the Waze app alerts me if I left the office now, at 2p, I'd be home in just 20 minutes, compared to the typical 90+ during rush hour.

  10. Big Wes fan but have yet to see Moonrise Kingdom and struggled with the opening pages of the screenplay but -- eventually -- got sucked in and couldn't put it down.

    1. aphid47

      aphid47

      I may be in the minority, but I found the film to be slow and tedious and mostly a retread of characters that have appeared in his other films.

    2. Penelope

      Penelope

      I enjoyed it more than Darjeeling but it is not up to par with Life Aquatic (My favorite) in any way.

  11. Bond rights for auction? Time to get that prodco kickstarter going!

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    2. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      LOL, Manny. You nailed it.

    3. Manny

      Manny

      Hiddleston and Cumberbatch I think could both fit the next bond. Personally though, I've always been a fan of Tom Hardy, him and Daniel Craig in Layer Cake, loved that movie. That's why I was happy when they first announced Craig would be the next Bond, because I've been a fan of his and Hardy's for a long time. So, I'd like to see Hardy give it a go now. He'd jazz bond up a bit. Wouldn't mind seeing Kathryn Bigelow give directing Bond a stab either. Whoever direct...

    4. Reader George

      Reader George

      Or perhaps it's time for Emily Blunt as Bond. She'd kick ass.

       

  12. Brain-fail on the film.. something like.."It must feel good to be right all the time." Paraphrasing respons: "No, not really" Was it BROADCAST NEWS? Anyway, welcome to my shit-ass bullshit fuck of a day.

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    2. Elliott79

      Elliott79

      Grandma, you promised you'd stop posting on TB!

    3. sbbn

      sbbn

      @Elliott, You're trying to reason with senile. Can't be done.

    4. Reader George

      Reader George

      Senile would not have been the cure, but the week moves on, and now I get to do a bit of catching up with my pal, Saul.

  13. Breaking Bad. The "wow" just keeps on coming.

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    2. axalon

      axalon

      I remember a plot point in season 5 of Mad Men was Don's daughter having her period. That's it, she just had her period.

       

      Season 6 was better, but for a while there Mad Men just sat in neutral.

    3. dsjones

      dsjones

      I mean, let's be real: Mad Men has nothing on Breaking Bad. It's overhyped. Writing's decent, but I don't find Don a persuasive character - hell, he bored me until the season 6 finale. That speech in the boardroom was when he finally clicked for me. With BB and MM ending, AMC's only really got Walking Dead and Hell on Wheels...and Walking Dead really needs to atone for the horror that was the Season 3 finale.

    4. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      I love both BB and MM. I think they represent some of the best TV of the last 25 years. And I'm not an easy lay. I hate a lot of "hot" shows.

  14. Catching up on Dexter Season 6 and realized the Showtime promo dept included a major Dexter spoiler in their DVD promo montage. So, if anyone here knows any of those dumbasses who worked on that, be sure to thank fhem for me.

    1. Sly0712

      Sly0712

      It was only last week that I realised the dexter intro was a metaphor for his killing method.

    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      I watched seasons 1 -5 marathon style and I didn't catch it immediately either sly. Oh, and season 6 may be the worst of the bunch, but it gets better again in 7.

    3. Reader George

      Reader George

      Season 6 sucked. Ed James O totally wasted. Terrible writing. Characters all over the place.

  15. CBC's Baroness von Sketch Show stealing my heart. A female "Kids in the Hall," but the laughs are feeling pretty universal to me. Anyone else?

  16. Developing a 5- to 6-minute short that I'll be filming in early June -- something I plan to enter into Sundance and others -- so I'm aiming for high production quality of course. But what are the expectations these days for shorts that get accepted into top festivals?

    1. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Are you on reddit?

      The guy who won the jury prize for his short is on there and he answers questions like this:

    2. Reader George

      Reader George

      Hey, thanks, I'll check it out!

  17. Enjoyed revisiting "Love, Actually." Gaining a deeper appreciation each time I experience it.

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    2. StringerBell

      StringerBell

      Great script, great movie.

    3. benskelly2
    4. bcscreenwriter

      bcscreenwriter

      It's one of my favorite movies. Great stuff. I actually just watched it again myself.

  18. Fra-gee-lay.... That must be Italian!

    1. Cyber Hater

      Cyber Hater

      Ahhhh, it's Xmas time...

    2. admin
    3. 36monsters

      36monsters

      You'll shoot your eye out!

       

  19. Gang, mind the CryptoLocker virus what with all of the file exchanges you're probably doing. It's nasty. Additional geeky details: http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/cryptolocker-a-particularly-pernicious-virus/

    1. aphid47

      aphid47

      Just another great reason to be a mac person.

    2. axalon

      axalon

      Thanks for the heads up George

  20. Getting some good laughs watching "Younger."

  21. Given recent hacks, big security updates released today for Adobe Reader, Flash, and Windows.

    1. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Those Sony leaked emails are addicting. I find it so interesting to read the inner workings of the upstairs, because at the end of the day, Eric Roth wrote Cleopatra and Aaron Sorkin wrote Jobs. Two writers at the top of food chain can't get their movies made, because of this upper level stuff.

    2. specwriter

      specwriter

      I haven't read Cleopatra, but on the surface, Scott Rudin seems dead-on in calling it a bloated vanity project that is a bomb just waiting to happen and could ruin careers. At this age, with his resume, I could see how he would want no part of it. He has nothing to prove.

    3. specwriter

      specwriter

      Did you read the email from the Sony Marketing Chief on the Jobs script? He was really articulate and passionate, not at all what you expect when you hear all the complaints from filmmakers about how marketing ruins films. I'm not saying I think the marketing dept. should have too much of a say in creative, but it was surprising that he actually cared about the story, not just counting beans.

  22. Glad to see Top of the Lake get some Emmy love.

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    2. PJMAC

      PJMAC

      really i lost interest in it

    3. Reader George

      Reader George

      When did you drop out? I thought it was solid, with few exceptions. Reminded me of Winter's Bone.

    4. PJMAC

      PJMAC

      Just didn't engage me. I loved WINTER'S BONE.

  23. Hey if you are looking for more fantasy football action, PM me. Got some vacancies in an NFL.com league, drafting Tues Sep 2 at 7p PDT.

    1. timorawe

      timorawe

      Fantasy Football hardcore here. What site do you play on?

  24. Hey ipad mini owners -- and those of smaller tablets -- are they too small for reading scripts?

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    2. Zoned

      Zoned

      Hate to put you back in the middle, but... a new one is due with better graphics, soon. Optimized for the new OS platforms - Yosemite and iOS 8.

    3. Zoned

      Zoned

      But if your eyes don't experience fatigue due to the quality of the graphics, (like, mine do) then the current models should suffice. And I can read them on my 5s phone with an app called "Weekend Read". The crisp layout and the ability to alter the background help immensely.

    4. Reader George

      Reader George

      Thanks, Z. I'm familiar with Weekend Read but don't have any iOS products yet.

  25. Hey SciFi fans, did you know Omni is returning at http://omnireboot.com/? Still "coming soon" but I think it's happening this month.

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