Sunday, November 18, 2012

Lian amongst the Walking Dead.

Just caught SAKI star Lawrence Kao get gutted by a katana blade on the TV series "The Walking Dead."

Lawrence Kao
Lawrence Kao is a male actor who will be playing an Tim in Season 3 of The Walking Dead TV...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Centurian ho... hum

I finished watching CENTURIAN with Michael Fastbender. Thought the dialog was too contemporary. Story just seemed like a bunch of Roman fails - kind of a downer.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Write and Wrong

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

Oldies are still the best

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.

Double the disappointment

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

Word Monster

Suddenly I have a handful of feature scripts that I need to read...

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

3's a charm

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

Pandemic Pandering

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.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

A Miss

You know there are distinct moments within the film BATTLESHIP where I thought the concept would work. But by the end of it all I was completely appalled by its pretensions. It should've just stuck with big ships with big guns engaged in bombastic war games.