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Movie Review: Moonrise Kingdom

Movie Review: Moonrise Kingdom

[media-credit name=”Courtesy of Focus Features” align=”alignleft” width=”202″][/media-credit]Question: Do you still have your inner child lingering around you, nudging and allowing you to let your imagination to soar? Most adults let go of their little selves because responsibilities and such push them out to make room to concentrate on real work. It’s a shame, really. Our […]

The Screenplay Diary: “Between Love and Orgasms”… Based on a True Story?

The Screenplay Diary: “Between Love and Orgasms”… Based on a True Story?

  What do you do when a screen story gets too close to real life?   Every writer, no matter the genre, will eventually run into (or run over and fall into) that giant sucking sinkhole of creative quicksand… alliterative pun full intended… the, “how close is too close?” question.  Mulling this over for a […]

Movie Review: Attack the Block

Movie Review: Attack the Block

[media-credit name=”Courtesy of Creative Commons” align=”alignleft” width=”225″][/media-credit]Question:  Have you ever walked down a dark street only run into a bunch of young hoodlums and hope they aren’t about to mug you? You think, “Why aren’t they home, doing their homework, or playing video games?” Hoodlums? Did I really just use that expression? Holy cow, I am […]

Movie Review: Magic Mike

Movie Review: Magic Mike

[media-credit name=”Courtesy of Creative Commons” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit]Question, and this one goes out to the ladies: Have you have ever seen a male stripper and his act? I must confess I have but it was NOT my idea! I attended a divorce party a few years ago and someone had hired one to come to the […]

Movie Review: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Movie Review: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Question: What would you do if you knew the world was ending in less than a month? Think about it. If the world was ending, really, what would you do?  What’s on your bucket list? Who would want to contact, get away from, or would you want to be alone? Well, Seeking a Friend for the […]

Documentary: I Like Killing Flies

Documentary: I Like Killing Flies

[media-credit name=”Courtesy of Creative Commons” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit]Documentary time: I Like Killing Flies. If you don’t care for a restaurant owner who curses at you, questions why you didn’t like his food (by sometimes eating what you did not) or tells you CANNOT seat more than 4 people, and if you try you will get thrown out […]

The Screenplay Diary: “Between Love and Orgasms”… The Resident

The Screenplay Diary: “Between Love and Orgasms”… The Resident

[media-credit name=”Universal Pictures (1984)” align=”alignleft” width=”565″][/media-credit]The secondary character in a film can do one (or several) thing(s) to help a screen story come to life… or pull the plug on a story’s failing life-support… quicker than that brilliant soliloquy you’ve already written 100 pages in advance, for your lead character to monologue during the great, […]

Movie Review: Prometheus

Movie Review: Prometheus

[media-credit name=”Courtesy of Creative Commons” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit]Question: Do you know who Prometheus was and why Ridley Scott’s latest film might have used his name for the title of the film? [FYI: There may be a spoiler in this review.] Prometheus: a Greek hero, a Titan, whose story may have inspired the core of the film. […]

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