Posts Tagged ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

 

Writing Log Week 34 – 28. August, 2017

So the big disappointment this week is that I didn’t script any pages.

I had started writing my pilot last week but, when I went back to my beat sheet, I realized that it wasn’t quite as thorough as I hoped. That’s why I’m taking some time to bang out a full outline (12-20 pages for a 60 page script). Still, I did do more great research for the feature I hope to write in Pilar Alessandra’s class and the pilot I’ll write in Hollie Overton’s Script Anatomy class.

While I’m here, I should mention that I have it on good authority that both Writers on the Verge and the WB Writers Workshop have called applicants for interviews and… and I didn’t get a call this year.

Frankly, I’m not as glum about it as I thought I’d be. There’s still NHMC but maybe I need to think about expanding my resume in other, more creative ways. Maybe it’s time to write that comic book or make a fiction podcast. Something, anything, to help me stand out.

But I digress. This week I completed what must be my 10th viewing of Edge of Tomorrow. Goddamn, I love this movie. It want to call it a perfect sci-fi movie — yeah, I like it that much. I also watched The Invitation. A lot was made about this slow burn of a chamber piece. It’s… it’s not for me but everything it’s about is for me.

Lastly, I read the Black List script Free Guy. It’s like a live action LEGO movie, and to say any more would spoil the read.

(hint, hint)

I will say that the writing is funny, fasting moving and surprisingly emotional. If they can properly visualize the main conceit, this has the potential to be awesome.

That’s all for this week. Me, I’m gonna keep tearing though this outline. You, be excellent to each other.

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Consumed June 2016 – 30. June, 2016

If it weren’t for all the stupid double shifts I worked, I’d say that June was a pretty good month for consuming content.

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Damn it, Cube! I said “month,” not “day!” Roll the list.

Television
Catastrophe – Not as good as the first season, but that Frenchie… YAS!

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Dr. Who
Better Call Saul – Still waiting for season two to get great.

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Justified
Arrow
Blindspot
The Flash
Agents of SHIELD
Lady Dynamite – Very weird, but I liked it.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Maybe the most I’ve liked Tina Fey, ever.

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Daredevil
Legends of Tomorrow
The 100
Gotham
The Last Man on Earth
The Path – Had to quit after three episodes.

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Casual
Agent Carter
Wayward Pines – I really hope it’s as good as the first season.

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Mr Robot – Goddamn good (but immediately sensed the Fight Club influence).

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Flaked – Three episodes in and I know this is what I’m supposed to watch while washing the dishes. #FlakedSoWhite

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11.22.63 – Couldn’t even finish the pilot.

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…holy smokes, I’m in a bad mood. I know why. The day-job asked me to do something terrible and it’s poisoning my soul.

Movies
Godzilla – Watched it on a plane and I cried… NOT (but it’s not a bad movie).

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Edge of Tomorrow – Also watched on a plane and damn this is a great movie.

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Finding Dory – Made me smile.

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Books
The Girls by Emma Cline – Wanted so much more from this book.

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Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff – Taking the slowest read but loving it.

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Pilots
Training Day – See, I’m trying to read more pilots before they’re produced but since it’s not out I don’t want to say anything.

Scripts
Bed Rest – Same as above, expect that I’m loving it.

Comics
Kaijumax
Jughead – Goddamn great. Chip & Erica are gold.

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl – Apparently I’m madly in love w/ Erica this month.

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The Walking Dead
Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five
DC Comic’s Bombshells

Theater
Bright Star – The lead was A-ma-zing!

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The Crucible – So damn good but two of the directing choices left me scratching me head.

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See ya in a month.

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Guardians Makes Me Wish I Were 12 Again – 31. July, 2014

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If the trailer makes you feel that good, the actual movie will make your little nerd heart explode.

Okay, I’m not supposed to say anything about the movie (stupid NDA) but I will say two things.

First, watching Guardians of the Galaxy makes me wish I were twelve years old again. Why? Because, at that age, I would have loved the crap out of the movie.

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Second, if Marvel can make this a hit, they are officially entering the Pixar phase where they could make anything and not screw it up.

And while I have you here, hasn’t this been an excellent summer for science fiction? GotG is great. Edge of Tomorrow was maybe my favorite movie of the summer and Snowpiercer might be the most ambitious movie of the year.

I know TV has been having its moment in the sun but movies, you’re doing all right.

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