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  1. Hey who will be in Austin? I'll be there and signed up to pitch.

  2. 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?

  3. Inadvertently caught the "ESCAPE/3-screen experience" of Star Trek: Beyond. Gimmicky and annoying. The main screen was smaller, to accommodate the additional left and right "wrap around" screens, and only parts of the film projected on all 3 screens. Not a fan.

  4. I'm in London for the McKee genre seminar and lingering a few extra days. Who needs a pint?

  5. 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


      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!

  6. Increasingly frustrated with BlueHost. Webhosting recommendations, anyone?

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    2. axalon


      Dreamhost is good, I found Internap to be faster

    3. Reader George

      Reader George

      Thanks, Ax, I'll check them out. RC if I go with SiteGround I'll be sure to use your ref link.

    4. RobertCornero


      Awesome. Thanks.

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

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    2. benskelly2


      LOL, Manny. You nailed it.

    3. 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.


  8. ICYMI - Netflix internal analysis of when viewers get hooked on series http://bit.ly/1jfuzzN

  9. So what exactly was satisfying about the Mr. Robot finale?? The whole staff needs to watch The West Wing or Good Wife or Dexter to understand what makes for a compelling cliffhanger. Sorry, the promise of the pilot wholly unfulfilled. Thoughts?

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    2. GlitterKitty


      Felt too much like a watered down Fight Club. But overall, I still enjoyed the season, especially the acting talent. And the music was outstanding.

    3. axalon


      I'm kind of amazed how blatant they were about the Fight Club-esque reveal of his father. They treated it like this big reveal even though most people probably figured it out after the first or second episode.


      Felt like they should have just acknowledged that his dad was a hallucination from the get-go.

    4. Reader George

      Reader George

      adlocke, that was true for most eps, especially early, but season finale a dud in that regard.

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

    1. Mysterian


      Cool. Thanks for posting that.

  11. Our Fantasy (American) Football league unofficially is up to 11 teams with more slots available. Learn more: https://yho.com/nfl?l=17911&k=5087813d1927a800&ikey=e62a8565a752325d

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    2. Reader George

      Reader George

      Are you the AllduhWay team? That gets us to 14 and 2 have yet to renew. Gonna nag them again...

    3. Zoned


      Yes, that would be me, George. ;-)

    4. Reader George

      Reader George

      @Zoned Welcome aboard! And let me know if current draft time works for you -- tentative but it seems to be working for everyone thus far...

  12. Oh man, MR. ROBOT officially has jumped the shark. Increasingly uneven and increasingly disappointing.

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    2. DeadPool


      I can't honestly call a show original and innovative when it's basically a ripoff of the central plan and twists of FIGHT CLUB. I'd say Sam Esmail has MAJOR BALLS for music queuing WHERE IS MY MIND in the final minutes of Episode 9. That was like a giant f**k you to the audience. If the season finale or season 2 doesn't live up to those first nine episodes, the BACKLASH will destroy that show.

    3. adlocke


      ya hear that mr. robot. when you not special anymore, nobody watchy you. you'll be yesterday's news.

    4. Reader George

      Reader George

      I wouldn't rank this anywhere near Breaking Bad. And the whole "Luke I'm your father"/"Ewww I'm your sister"/figment of his imagination stuff is not original/groundbreaking. Again, loved the concept, weakening execution.

  13. And what about fantasy football? Another go?

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    2. 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


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

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

    1. 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.

  15. True Detective season 2: ugh.

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    2. GlitterKitty


      Love the setting and the mood. I'd watch Colin Farrell fold laundry. I think it was clunky with some of the character introductions, but will get better with a few more episodes.

    3. benskelly2


      I saw this coming a mile off. Season One was often great, but also frustrating, so it was overhyped from the start. But when I heard there were four leads, it indicated a certain lack of focus.

    4. StringerBell


      Episode one was tedious. Hoping it gets better...

  16. 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


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

    3. 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.

  17. Getting some good laughs watching "Younger."

  18. Kudos to the whoismrrobot.com marketing team. Well done, thus far.

    1. sbbn


      Lost interest and left the site because it was took too long to fake "load." I don't have that kind of patience.

    2. Reader George

      Reader George

      Ah, I think it was the fake load that appealed to my inner geek. I'm interested to see how it plays out.

  19. 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.

  20. Nice to see Portlandia back on track.

  21. 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


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

    3. 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.

  22. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE writer Stewart Stern died yesterday. Had the pleasure of studying with him. A true titan.

  23. The best part of the dental implant procedure was when the doctor said, "That's good -- we can drill deeper."

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    2. sbbn


      That's what Szell said.



    3. benskelly2


      No, it's not safe.

    4. Reader George

      Reader George

      Actually what she said was, "That'll be $3,796, please." Time to ramp-up the freelance coverage again.

  24. TO BE TAKEI on Netflix. Oh my.

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