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A Former Struggling Screenwriter Watches Knight of Cups, a Film About a Screenwriter

Because a friend thought it would be fun to watch a film about a screenwriter (Christian Bale) with a former screenwriter (me) and see how I would react: “Okay, no. Just no. First off, no screenwriter is this good-looking. And … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Sony to remake Footloose

One of my old Hollywood contacts has leaked me this exclusive footage from Sony’s upcoming remake of the American classic Footloose…

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Broken Eden

I spent ten years as a struggling, almost successful screenwriter. The first five years were one of the best times of my life. The second five years, not so much. Broken Eden was written near the end of those second … Continue reading

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Recapturing the Mood

This trailer for The Force Awakes feels like the movie I saw 14 times when  was 12 years old. That alone is a very welcome change from the prequel trilogy. And no 14-year-old “elected queens” spouting civics lessons. (So far.)

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Interstellar

The single best thing about Interstellar is actually its idea that humanity is worth saving and not some evil, cancerous blight on the cosmos that must be renounced and left behind. It is the anti-Avatar, and has been badly needed. … Continue reading

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This Weekend, I…

…was completely ignored by my godson during trick-or-treating in favor of his grandma. …watched my godson completely ignore everyone but me during trick-or-treating after his grandma got tired of all the walking and went home. …dressed up as a Star … Continue reading

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Martin Scorsese’s Guardians of the Galaxy (1974)

Maybe it was that Cantinflas trailer before the movie, but ever since seeing Guardians of the Galaxy last week, I’ve had this insane urge to remake it into a low-budget ‘70s film with gloriously crappy special effects, hokey raccoon make-up and … Continue reading

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A Piece of Eternity

I spent ten years as a struggling screenwriter. The first five years were one of the best times of my life. The second five years, not so much. A Piece of Eternity was written early in those first five years. … Continue reading

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Predator’s Teenage Son

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A Passel of One-Sentence Reviews

Black Sails: Finally, pirates I can actually be afraid of and not spend the whole time wanting to smack upside the head for prancing around like a band of hipster LARPers.* The Good Humor Man: The absolute strangest book I … Continue reading

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