Tag Archives: Screenwriting

Where’s All the Good TV Gone?

The Situation With the preponderance of “reality” shows, game shows, and just poorly written primetime soap operas masquerading as sit-coms and ‘dramas,’ it’s getting increasingly difficult to find more than a couple of shows worth watching. Even I (who used … Continue reading

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The Spontaneous Precipitation of Fairy Tale Rip offs

At first the sudden appearance TV shows like Grimm and Once Upon a Time seemed fallout from the not one but two movies about Snow White made in the last year or so. But that was only the beginning. Now … Continue reading

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How to Remember Movies Fondly, Even When They Stink

Try watching a few movies you only saw once or twice when you were a kid and see how well you remember them. Not only will you remember them differently than other people, but you might have even rewritten the … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Super 8

Story: A group of kids out filming a scene late at night see something they weren’t meant to and eventually unravel a government secret. Review: It’s largely a kids movie, aimed shamelessly towards wannabe filmmakers, and Spielberg has just a … Continue reading

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Is There a Stereotype for TV Medical Examiners?

A little while ago, I just happened to find myself watching a few episodes of various shows about people who examine the dead and solve crimes; namely Quincy M.E, Crossing Jordan, Dexter, and Bones. In doing so, however, I noticed … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Sabrina (1954 & 1995)

Two for one today, since I’m reviewing the remake as well. Sabrina (1954) Story: The naive and sentimental daughter of a chauffeur who is smitten with one of the boss’s sons is sent to France to study at Le cordon … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: The Color of Magic (2008)

Story: A failed wizard is forced to guide a guileless tourist through a magical land, during which time they meet ridiculous versions of familiar fairytale characters/creatures, save the world(s), and come out as better people. Review: Judging this as a … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Dancer in the Dark (2000)

Story: A poor immigrant woman that is slowly going blind tries to earn enough money for her son’s operation (to keep him from going blind) in a lowly factory job. Obsessed with musicals, she imagines song/dance routines interspersed in her dreary … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Alice’s Restaurant (1969)

Story:(The whole Movie) The year or so of Arlo Guthrie’s life during which his friend Alice and her husband buy a church open/close a restaurant, and during which his father and one of his friends dies. (The good part of … Continue reading

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Where Are All the Christmas Movies?

In going to watch a movie the other day, I noticed a distinct lack of holiday/Christmas movies in theaters. There are about two that I know of (Arthur Christmas and A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas), but other than … Continue reading

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