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  1. Netflix is kicking ass in the original department. Rotisserie Chicken is a brilliant work of art. It's Benjamin Button meets Kitchen Nightmare. :)

    1. Nic8767


      Will have to check this out. Thanks!

    2. craktactor


      Yeah, it's not on there anymore. There was another one on there too, an action thriller titled, Sizzling Bacon. And that's exactly what it was.

  2. Oy frickin' vay it's hot here. You were smart to leave this place Charlie Brown.

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    2. Shining1


      Beautiful sunny Cali weather here in the Bay!


    3. Nic.Lishko


      North Hollywood isn't as hot as everyone said it would be...And punches will be given at your request!

    4. craktactor


      Go hit Mike. Apparently he's "asking" for it. :)

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  3. Question: If one was writing a farcical take on the Bond franchise, what are the dangers (read: legal) one would expect? And it is purely farcical. Thanks.

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    2. craktactor


      Jaco, sbbn, much thanks to both of you. Really. This is the reason I love this place. Well, really like. Love is... yeah. Thanks a billion!

    3. sbbn


      No problem! And no shame in saying you love this place. I love this site! Probably my favorite bookmarked site.

    4. Escapist


      farce/parody is protected so it's fine. otherwise SCARY MOVIE would never been able to do it.

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  4. So a friend of mine received the Midnight in Paris script (Foreign Press member), and after much begging by me (relentlessly so) realized Sony Classics made it virtually impossible to copy/scan. Every page (front and back - yep, front AND back) had their PROPERTY OF stamped across every page. Oh well. I tried. Hope someone else has better luck than I. :)

    1. Nic.Lishko


      Thank you x100. Twas my favorite film of last year :D.

    2. Reader George

      Reader George

      Thanks. So random of Sony. What are they afraid of?


    3. Penelope


      Does is just say Property of Sony? Or does it have the individual's name? Because if it is just Property of Sony then they can't trace it back to that person so it would be fine to post. If it has a name then that is different.

  5. So far Robert Zemekis is looking quite the foreseer. :) GO CUBS!

  6. So uh, yeah. Van Halen, man. Only in L.A. :)

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    2. sometimeaftertwoam


      By the way, the 2004 "reunion" with Sammy Hagar played 80 dates, not 50. Those 80 dates grossed $50 Million. Only 3 years later, Van Halen's tour with Roth played only 76 dates and grossed $93 Million.

    3. sometimeaftertwoam


      For further comparison of the publics interest in real Van Halen, see the above mentioned Louisville, Kentucky date, then find the numbers for the bands return to that same city with the correct singer: 2/18/2012 KFC Yum! Center Louisville, KY 17048 of 17048 (100%) for a gross of $1,544,983.00. (The above mentioned date with Hagar grossed $327,979.00)

    4. specwriter


      Let's start debating how much Smashmouth grosses on tour with and without the fat guy with the soul patch.

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  7. So... what's happening?

    1. KeatonHelm


      Ahhhh, now, are you going to go ahead and have those TPS reports for us this afternoon?

  8. The lack/snub? of names and films this year is mindnumbingly confusing. I mean, The Book Thief gets one nom, original score (John Williams)? Michael B. Jordan gets nada? I guess this IS the most subjective industry.

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    2. flashsandstone


      Would have liked to see some love for Short Term 12, but knew there wouldn't be any. Only surprise to me is Christian Bale over Tom Hanks. Would have liked Spike Jonze to get a Best Director nod.

    3. ThaVillain


      LOL Ejiofor is one of my favorite actors! It's just, for me, Fassbender and Nyong'o were AMAZING in 12 Years. Kinda overshadowed him IMO. His wasn't the best performance in that film.

    4. sbbn


      I'm a bit surprised Prisoners didn't pick up anything other than cinematography.

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  9. The plus and minus regarding the MR. ROBOT pilot (now streaming on USA network.com) The plus: intelligent, well told, very well acted, smartest show on TV The minus: intelligent, the smartest show on TV. Just like Rubicon, too smart for the American public, and that's a damn shame.

    1. zkendall


      loved the pilot.

    2. sankofa


      i'll have to check this out also...thanks for the mini-review!!!!

    3. Jaco


      Just checked it out - I'm hooked!

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  10. The writing part seems the easy part in this industry when compared to searching for bridge money and investors. There's a reason I like to be alone in a room with nothing but my coffee/Guinness, keyboard and mindspace.

    1. axalon


      Friend of mine who just got repped was telling me about one of his specs going out.


      Said that pretty much you either go the studio route where they'll most likely want to do a bunch of rewrites or you go independent and have to try to find the money yourself.


      The latter of course being more difficult if you're short on connections.


      I'm pretty ignorant on this part of movie-making, are there more options than this?

    2. craktactor


      The options are limited. This one I'm involved with is a US/Irish/UK co-production. That makes it even more "fun". But six weeks in Dublin in the summer is going to be a blast.

    3. ... who are those guys?

      ... who are those guys?

      No matter what you're probably doing rewrites unless you are directing and producing it yourself.

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