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  1. A potential plot hole in INTERSTELLAR. Why do they need to get the space station off of Earth's surface? I understand that Earth is going to run out of food and oxygen, but space doesn't have food or oxygen either. Why couldn't they seal it and make it a surface space station?

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    2. mebishop2001

      mebishop2001

      You're right - plot ravines

    3. Frobisher

      Frobisher

      I was being facetious.

    4. anti_hero2012

      anti_hero2012

      I think it ties into the film's theme. You know the whole "mankind wasn't meant to die on earth"."Our destiny lies in the stars" and all that good stuff.

  2. Saw a promo for NBC's new series IRONSIDE. I initially thought it was one of those fake Adult Swim commercials.

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    2. sbbn

      sbbn

      All I could think was "they're remaking Wheels and the Legman??"

    3. Frobisher

      Frobisher

      @sbbn - I thought the exact same thing. That's why I thought it was an Adult Swim joke.

    4. PJMAC

      PJMAC

      Was the world clamoring for a remake of IRONSIDE? No.

  3. If anyone could piece together all the contradicting clues and figure out what happened with the missing Malaysian plane, I suspect it would be writers.

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    2. axalon
    3. DonKasparoza
    4. jms2011

      jms2011

      I'm beginning to believe that foul play was involved in this situation. Could be as simple as a hijacker posing as a pilot, sitting in the jump seat of a plane and getting the flight crew to turn off the transponders.

  4. Any idea why Columbia is holding so many advanced screenings for THIS IS THE END? I was just invited to the third one in as many months.

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    2. Penelope

      Penelope

      Kind of doubtful since all of the big movie blogs that have seen it already are giving it rave reviews. Columbia could stop now and use all the great reviews for quotes on posters/trailers. I've read numerous blog reviews already that say, "Funniest movie of the year." It's like they are hoping for a quote on a poster.

    3. Frobisher

      Frobisher

      So Columbia is like, "This movie is so F'n amazing that we don't even need to do any P&A, we'll just let our awesome product speak for itself through advanced screenings." Is that what they're thinking?

    4. nazardo

      nazardo

      I thought the script was fun and don't see how this won't be a big hit.

  5. A famous actor goes on the run after he comes under suspicion for being connected (usually by six degrees) to every murder victim in the country. Kevin Bacon is... GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION!

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    2. Mike

      Mike

      The reward of a great joke is in putting the connections together. Lose the parenthetical (six degrees) and you have gold.

    3. axalon

      axalon

      I would totally watch this movie.

       

      When they have Bacon in custody rather than coming in with a folder full of the the victim's pictures, they bring in a 3TB hard drive.

    4. Frobisher

      Frobisher

      Thank you, all.

  6. Not sure why INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED is such a hit, did THE GAME PLAN dvd not come with a Spanish track or something? haha!

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    2. sangun

      sangun

      I saw it a few months ago. Good movie? No. But it's not cynical or smug. And it's not trying to sell your kid a toy. I can get the appeal.

    3. specwriter

      specwriter

      It's a fun, silly comedy aimed at a family audience. What's the problem?

    4. sbbn

      sbbn

      I watched the trailer and although it wasn't bad, I didn't think there was anything unique or particularly appealing about it. Granted it did well for limited release but... it's still limited release. I'd be more impressed if it were pulling a Greek Wedding with wide release.

  7. Imagine a U.S. president who had ten kids and the nightmare that would be for the Secret Service. Sounds like an idea for a movie.

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    2. Jaco

      Jaco

      A Mitt Romney biopic?

    3. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      LOL, Rob. That's what I was thinking. Turns out we saved the American taxpayer a lot of money!

    4. chandolaswinter

      chandolaswinter

      that's a funny idea

       

  8. I think Skynet would've been more successful if they had cloned a hot chick, gave her AIDS, and then sent her back in time to sleep with John Conner. =)

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    2. Escapist

      Escapist

      Germinator?

    3. Mike

      Mike

      I love how dark that idea is. However it begs the assumption that the noble John Conner is just like the rest of us and would do some random hot chick who happened to crash his bivouac.

    4. Galleria.Pictures

      Galleria.Pictures

      Well, John did kiss the love of his life in a friend's basement before T2 turned up. I assume he's part of the got-her-pregnant-before-I-turned-18 crowd.

  9. Anyone know what incited WME to pull this CAAN'T prank right now and not at some other time?

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    2. admin

      admin

      Not sure why, but truthfully, for an industry that creates fun, I know a lot of people who welcome the jabs... as long as it stay topical.

    3. Jaco

      Jaco

      Any truth to the rumor that bloWME balloons are being released at an upcoming premiere?

    4. admin

      admin

      I hope the balloon thing is true. That'd be hilarious.

  10. What if Edward Snowden hadn't fled and exposed the NSA's Prism program, but stayed and used it to anonymously fight crime? It's THE LIVES OF OTHERS meets THE PRETENDER.

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    2. Frobisher

      Frobisher

      Great point. We can call it Person of Interest: Miami

    3. opie100
    4. dsjones

      dsjones

      Person of Interest - best alternate reality show ever conceived

  11. Given the success of HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, I was going to take advantage of the hype and write HELL IS FOR REAL, but there are enough movies about Ohio already. *rim shot*

    1. KeatonHelm
    2. Frobisher

      Frobisher

      Uh oh. I was gonna say New Jersey, but every guy I ever met from there was a psycho.

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      Based on the Louvin Brothers hit song Satan Is Real

  12. Thanks to this Ben Affleck casting decision, children everywhere will be under the impression that when Bruce Wayne isn't masquerading as Batman, he's masquerading as a blind attorney named Matt Murdock who's masquerading as the Daredevil. Haha!

    1. sangun

      sangun

      Affleck masquerading as another character in the same movie is the only way they can convince you he's acting.

    2. Frobisher

      Frobisher

      LOL. That reminds me of the Family Guy episode where Peter says, "I am going to prepare for this as thoroughly as Ben Affleck prepares for a role."

    3. naugehyde

      naugehyde

      Who in his copious free time directed ARGO

  13. Uh oh! J.D. Salinger's got some new books coming out. Paul McCartney and Ringo better hire some bodyguards just in case.

    1. sangun

      sangun

      The trailers for the Salinger doc and the Beatles' fan club secretary doc ran back to back last week when I saw a film. CIA plot?

    2. Frobisher

      Frobisher

      That's quite a coincidence.

    3. horus33

      horus33

      Shame the Salinger doc wasn't better. I left knowing more about J.D. but that only took about 30 mins. Overcrowded with actors who added nothing to the piece.

  14. Don't be bashful, send us your jokes! I promise not to tell anyone you wrote them. http://www.deadline.com/2013/09/jimmy-fallon-tonight-show-writers-complaint/

    1. dsjones

      dsjones

      Ha! I've got one for you but I'll only tell you if you get Jimmy Fallon to say it live. Guaranteed.

    2. PJMAC

      PJMAC

      They should be honored the jokes were stolen. :)

    3. dsjones

      dsjones

      No. They should be compensated.

  15. It's just like STAND BY ME, but instead of kids looking for corpse b4 local thugs do -- It's a squad of soldiers looking for body of downed pilot & returning it to his family before Taliban finds it & parades it on the web.

    1. Reader George

      Reader George

      No, that's more GREASE meets LAWRENCE OF ARABIA.

    2. jmedley71

      jmedley71

      I very much NEED to read that script! Holy shit, that's genius! It's like SAVING PRIVATE RYAN but more emotional, some how.

  16. I bet Walt would've stayed in New Hampshire if Ed had brought him some of those johnnycakes Vito Spatafore found when he went into hiding there.

    1. specwriter
    2. axalon

      axalon

      Arguably the most awkward of all The Sopranos storylines...

  17. So... for this OSCAR POOL. When is the deadline and where do we e-mail our picks to?

    1. admin

      admin

      Looks like all the rules are still there... http://bit.ly/WSqcbL

    2. Frobisher

      Frobisher

      Thank you. I didn't see that info in the e-mail/newsletter.

  18. This is strange. I usually only write fiction/fantasy, but my agent just called and said Fox News wants to hire me.

    1. aphid47

      aphid47

      Congrats! Now you will get to write Fantasy/reality television ;)

    2. ThaVillain

      ThaVillain

      Sounds like you'll fit right in at Fox News!!!

  19. Warner Bros. has been producing so many bombs this year, Lockheed may try to buy them out. wakka wakka wakka

    1. specwriter

      specwriter

      Are they Gatsby or is that Universal? Because that thing is going tick-tick-tick...

    2. Frobisher

      Frobisher

      WB has a bunch of what look to be 'heavy-hitters' coming out soon, but so far this year... the domestic B.O. has not been kind to them: BULLET TO THE HEAD, JACK & THE BEANSTALK, BURT WONDERSTONE, GANGSTER SQUAD, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES.

  20. On this day in 33 A.D., the Romans tortured God's son to death. That's why they had to change their name to "Italians." Wakka wakka wakka.

  21. Before he saved Mr. Banks, he saved Pvt. Ryan. Too bad he couldn't save CLOUD ATLAS. *rimshot*

    1. PJMAC
    2. tbwhite

      tbwhite

      replace *rimshot* with *trapdoor opens*

  22. HER reminded me of 500 DAYS OF SUMMER.

  23. I don't recall ever seeing so many columnists flocking to be contrarians as I have with this Ben Affleck/Batman thing. It's quickly becoming a cliché.

    1. sangun

      sangun

      Nah, it's capitalism. It's just a way to drive angry traffic to your ad supported website.

  24. It's kinda hard to know what kind of specs are trending when so many loglines are "kept under wraps."

    1. axalon

      axalon

      Apparently lots of specs with ideas so original they couldn't possibly be summed up in one or two sentences.

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