What Could Have Been: A McG/Marsilii 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Prequel?

An excerpt from my script review for What Could Have Been: Captain Nemo origin story which will be available 02/19/24: 1.) Marketability of the Idea Did you know Disney+ was rebooting 20,000 Leagues Under the...

The 23 Worst Movies of 2023.

It looks like 2023 was the year for bad movies. And it was the year of movies that people loved and for some reason I hated. But really that could be said...

Amsterdam – Cashing in on Swifties before it was cool?

An excerpt from my script review for Amsterdam which will be available 02/12/24: 2.) Plot Stability It’s the day after the Super Bowl (hopefully Travis Kelce hasn't dumped her, or vice versa), and if...

The Holdovers – Is part of this story familiar?

An excerpt from my script review for The Holdovers which will be available 02/05/24: 3.) Quality of Characters Paul and Angus play well off each other. Paul thinks Angus has potential, and Angus acts out...

Write to Reals: I.S.S. – Making Contained Stories Work

An excerpt from Reals' script review for I.S.S. which will be available 01/28/24: What Worked The First Page - I like they way this opens - with a bit of text reading: Right now aboard the...

Ferrari – Cashing in on a name?

An excerpt from my script review for Ferrari which will be available 01/22/24: 1.) Marketability of the Idea Another biopic, a genre that seems to pop up quite a bit, especially on the Black...
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Please…Pardon Our Database Error.

Hi all. For those few of you smart enough to stumble onto the front end of the site here, I wanted to let you know what's going on. Our forums are down for a...

The Irishman – OK, boomer…

I love mobster movies and no one makes a mobster movie the way Martin Scorsese can make a mobster movie. He unfortunately hasn’t made a mob movie since The Departed, which finally...

Anatomy of a Contained Thriller

After my Buried review I wanted to take a look at what goes into creating suspense in genres similar to the contained thriller. THEN I remember Roy's forum post on "How...

Sundance 2021 (Part 1) – Knocking, Censor and BONUS Film Reviews

Hello All! You are in for a treat, as this year the Sundance Film Festival was presented virtually for people all around the world to enjoy, and I managed to get tickets to...

Sawtooth

Back with Hank on another Amazon Studios request. This time we're headed deep into Sawtooth Canyon to find ourselves a Bigfoot. Justin Buettner's Sawtooth does a good job in some places of...

Inherit the Viper – Have we seen this before?

An excerpt from my script review for Inherit the Viper which will be available 03/16/20: 3.) Quality of Characters If you’ve seen Ozark and Ruth Langmore, you’ve more or less seen Josie and the Conley clan. Damn...

The Wraith – Part 2

3waystopsign takes a look at the script for this 1986 revenge classic! (And don't miss Part 1: The Wraith movie Review here.) I did not read CP's review prior to posting this. I will...

What Could Have Been: The Marvel of the Haunted Castle – Script Review

An excerpt from SK's script review for The Marvel of the Haunted Castle which will be available 04/28/19: So I'm back again, this time reviewing a somewhat well known unproduced script. Here goes. Plot:...

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