Saturday, March 19, 2011

Devil (2010) -Review

Here's a twist- a M. Night Shyamalan movie that doesn't feel like it's 3 hours long!

Read more at Suite101: Devil (2010)

Monday, March 14, 2011

My Soul to Take (2010)- Review

A serial killer, the “the Riverton ripper”, swore to return and slay the seven children born on the night he died. Now 16 years later, someone is chasing down those children, but is it the ripper? The seven, as their known, will find out, even if they appear as disinterested as the audience.

Read more at Suite101: My Soul to Take (2010)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Shock Waves (1977)

There are plenty of films that have grand ideas which aren't fully formulated, and for that reason, they result in disappointment. Rarely has there been a better example of this in the horror genre than with Shock Waves.

Read more at Suite101: Shock Waves (1977)

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Waiting for the Sun is Done!

And thankfully, it seems to retain the humor I originally intended it to.  The problem is sometimes I begin a screenplay with this busting at the seams burst of idea energies, only to use my analytical skills to dampen it down.  This time, I went wild with my imagination, sketching out the possible path of scenes in outline form. I chose the best one and placed it into the script.  This worked for a few reasons, one being the outline helps me from aimlessly wandering around for 5 or 10 pages, and two, by doing this, it's almost like doing a partial rewrite on the fly.  And third, this allowed me to focus in on the humor of the situations within each scene, instead of the overall screenplay.

By doing this, I feel it's consistently funnier than anything I've written.  Sure, I had screenplays that were hysterical in spots, those spots I deemed needed to be so.  There were too many peaks and valleys. But with this one, I have definite peaks of humor, and the dips never bog down so far as to be unfunny.

Now to sit back and let it stew for a couple of weeks...then tear it up again.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

All Your Links Belong To...You

Since I was gone so long I knew many of the links I posted to other blogs, those which i considered cool reads, would probably be outdated upon my return.  Sure enough, the first five links I clicked were dead, so I just decided to delete them and start over.  If you're still out there, and would like to trade links, throw me a line.

Chances are I'll probably end up adding you back tastes haven't changed all that much.