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Who Writes These Crappy Angry Commercials...

I don't know, but I just don't like some of these commercials...I call them angry commercials. 1. The creepy Burger King guy who is in a dorm room pulling a prank ona sleeping...

Saw "Polytechnique"

[link] Here's a good summary from an IMDB contributor: On December 6, 1989, Marc Lepine wrapped his Ruger Mini-14 semi automatic rifle in a plastic garbage bag, filled the pockets...

Newsgroup Viewer

I've been having some of the Google troubles, plus there are some people on this Newsgroup I would just love to be able to filter out. I've never used any kind of newsgroup viewer...

Roman Polanski - 13 Year-Old Victim's...

A. Then he lifted up my legs and went in through my anus. Q. What do you mean by that? A. He put his penis in my butt. . . . . Q. Do you know whether he had a climax? A. Yes....

Writer's Agreement Vs. Option

I'm being commissioned to make revisions to a script written on spec, by me, to which I own the underlying rights. Under the terms of the agreement I get a modest upfront fee,...

Phantonyms - Now You Know...

I'm guilty of one of these... NYT By JACK ROSENTHAL Published: September 25, 2009 For the prospective college class of 2015, the next three weeks loom large. High-school juniors...

Oscar Wilde Mysteries

Fry's Sprout Options Oscar Wilde Mysteries For TV Stephen Fry's indie company Sprout Pictures has optioned the rights to Gyles Brandreth's series of novels, The Oscar Wilde Murder...

Stephen King On The Future Of Pop Culture

By Stephen King [link] Because I love the culture I write about, these columns are usually lighthearted. Not this time. Tremendous changes are taking place in the entertainment...

Why Are Cameras Anonymous?

It's not as annoying as the 555 phone numbers but it always takes me out of the story whenever a TV drama has a character using a camera whose name has been blacked out. Folks...

Neil Gaiman's 5 Worst Superheroes Of All...

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Yellow Submarine - The Remake

BBC NEWS Disney to remake Yellow Submarine A 3D remake of The Beatles' 1968 film Yellow Submarine has been confirmed, Disney Studios has announced. It will incorporate the 16 Beatles...

A Really Horrifying Freaky Little Monster...

[link]/ I especially like the last one: a giant sea louse that gets into the mouth of a fish, eats off its tongue and then spends the remainder of its life sitting inside the...

Movies Where The Bad Guys Win?

Can people list movies where the bad guys win? Not the likable bad guys that are less bad than badder guys or where the "good" guys are jerks so the bad guys don't seem so bad...

Shawshank The Best Film Ever?

From The Sunday TimesSeptember 13, 2009 Is The Shawshank Redemption the best film ever? Adapted from a Stephen King novella, the films stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman and...

Unusual Cinemas

I am working on an article for Script Mag on global cinema, and am stuck on the @&*%[email protected]## lead - I want to open with 3 examples of people in far off probably rural areas watching...

Jack Nicholson's Departed Penis

I just watched "The Departed" again, and there's a scene in which Jack has a clandestine meeting with Mat Damon in a porn theater. He's apparently* jerking off, and then he turns...

Using Co-Written Script Without Co-Writer...

Just got some advice I want to run past you. I moved out here knowing how to write plays and sketch comedy but with almost no screenwriting experience. I didn't write a lot the...

District 9

AS you can imagine, South Africans like myself are very excited about the release of DISTRICT 9. I've read some of the early reviews. The consensus seems to be great visuals and...

That Scott Rudin, He's All Heart...

[link] king scott rudin mercurial g2HLFgzF OAl rXWjneAmOZP Scott Rudin's reputation for colorful behavior in Hollywood is well-deserved that is, according to some anecdotes in...

Great Expectations

Stephen Woolley To Remake Great Expectations Movie producer Stephen Woolley is to make a new version of the Charles Dickens classic Great Expectations. Echoing recent trends in...

An Exclamation Point At End Of Every Sentence...

...is meaningless. And so is this "warning". It has been issued almost every day this summer for the Dallas/Fort Worth area: "SEVERE WEATHER ALERT ...AIR POLLUTION WATCH LEVEL...

Prize Winning Details

PRIZE WINNING DETAILS. This is to inform you that your email ID has won One Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars in the first dip of our computer ballot email lottery with...

Plot-O-Matic

[link] Paulo Joe Jingy "I just couldn't live in a world without me."

(Successful) Films Without Character Arcs

I was talking to a friend of mine last night about video game-to-film adaptations and how they are always terrible. We got into Peter Jackson's aborted Halo movie, the fizzling...

Inglourious

Just saw it. I really like Tarantino films. And this was... um how shall I put it... an overrated inexplicable huge pile of steaming ***? What the hell was he thinking? Overwritten...
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