Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
This script must've been optioned on its premise alone - admittedly it is a catchy one. But while the actual feature script seems to understand when and where to hit a story beat, it's so poorly executed - full of cliches and random situations with no sense of theme or character development. This rewrite is going to be harder than I thought.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I actually have a fondness for Joe Dante's original PIRANHA movie - more so than JAWS. I remember seeing it on TV as a kid just thinking how the truth about such a carnivorous fish could be scarier than fiction. Of course piranhas are now Discovery Channel cliches.
I really wanted to like PIRANHA 3DD but it seemed to flop between the ridiculously stupid and the paces of logistics, backstory, drama - I would've preferred either or. I wish the whole movie was as entertaining as the end credits.
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 is the better of the series - in fact, it's the only one I actually like. 1 and 2 are just too excruciatingly slow with not enough payoff. 3 is still a slow burn but there are enough false scares and the centerpiece and end gags are intriguing enough.
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Season 2 of "The Walking Dead" kind of wore thin on me. So I re-watched Soderbergh's film CONTAGION and still really appreciated the craft that went into it. Now I'm reading APOCALYPSE Z - trying to narrow down what exactly my interest is in global pandemic plots.