Seance – Use Common Sense and Caution with Characters

An excerpt from my script review for Séance which will be available 06/07/21: 3.) Quality of Characters Setting aside the #MeToo movement entirely… As grown ass men, we should avoid writing these scripts with casts...

Army of the Dead – Zombies and Dead Pixels

Zack Snyder has managed to garner some good will with me after Justice League, but I know how he can be and how easy it can be to lose that good will. https://youtu.be/tI1JGPhYBS8 Overindulgent...

Those Who Wish Me Dead – “Let him burn, I say.”

The first thing that really stood out to me was the title. Those Who Wish Me Dead. Which as of right now I’m realizing isn’t Those Who WANT Me Dead. Seeing as this...

The Water Man – Now Is the Time!

An excerpt from my script review for The Water Man which will be available 05/24/21: 1.) Marketability of the Idea Blood List. Hit List. Gaining notoriety via one of these lists is a good way to...

Those Who Wish Me Dead – Characters We Care About

An excerpt from my script review for Those Who Wish Me Dead which will be available 05/17/21: 3.) Quality of Characters Hannah. She had this self destructive streak that seems to go beyond her tragic...

Oxygen – Cool example of Contained

An excerpt from my script review for Oxygen which will be available 05/12/21: 2.) Plot Stability It was a cool little story. The thing to remember about contained plots is… Make mountains out of mole hills. I...
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Matrix Reloaded Script Review

Hi all. If you remember, Roy went on and on about philosophy and great screenwriting last week with his review of The Matrix. You know he's the smert one, but here's a bit of...

Mythical

Hi all. Today we're taking a look at that fiend of the forum, CE Martin. If I remember correctly, CE comes over to us from novels, and by what's he's written here...

Where to Mine Ideas for Your Contained Thriller

Hi all. I wanted to take a break from reviews today, and present an idea that I've been wanting to discuss for some time. Lately, I've had quite a few more requests on my...

Forgetting Sarah Marshall – Script Review

Script Link: Forgetting Sarah Marshall by Jason Segel Logline: Devastated Peter takes a Hawaii vacation in order to deal with recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know Sarah's...

Training Day Script Review

Script: Training Day by David Ayer Logline: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears. King Kong...

My Friend Dahmer – Fact or Fiction?

An excerpt from my script review for My Friend Dahmer which will be available 11/13/17: 2.) Plot Stability Before we take a look at the previous two questions, one thing concerns me with the...

Oz the Great and Powerful – Script Review

Hi all. Today's script caught me a bit off guard. I hadn't even known it was an idea for a film, let alone a script until I saw it during a preview with the...

Buried – Script Review

Script: Buried by Chris Sparling Logline: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a...

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