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Forum: Films 01-03-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Uncut Gems

Saw it last week. Really enjoyed it. The 52% fresh score from viewers on Rotten Tomatoes is a bit puzzling. I feel like it delivered on the premise. Not sure what the audience was expecting that they...
Forum: Films 12-19-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Star Wars

Messy. Felt like they tried to do way too much and at the same time didn't know exactly what they wanted to do. The second half of this movie was all over the place.

I think almost all of Disney's...
Forum: Films 11-16-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Ford vs. Ferrari

I liked it more than Rush, which didn't really wow me. I remember thinking Rush's plot didn't work very well, but I haven't seen it since it came out.
Forum: Films 11-15-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By DaltWisney
Ford vs. Ferrari

Just saw it was surprisingly gobsmacked. It's totally formulaic and a bit too heavy on the "rah rah" American cultural supremacy jingoism, which I expected going in, but it delivers a satisfying...
Forum: Films 11-06-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Parasite

Caught it last night. Enjoyed it. Great pacing. 2+ hours, but it feels trim. Not a lot of wasted movement in this one.

From the perspective of a writer, what I appreciated was the efficiency of the...
Forum: Films 10-19-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: El Camino - anyone else underwhelmed?

I liked it a lot. It's a nostalgic victory lap for people who loved the show.

Not a great standalone movie, but it closed Jesse's story in a more conclusive way and did nothing to diminish the...
Forum: Films 10-17-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Joker

Didn't hate it. Didn't love it. It's a Taxi Driver and King of Comedy homage with a coat of clown paint.

One thing is bothering me though as I reflect on this movie a few days later: The Joker was...
Forum: Films 09-23-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,074
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Ad Astra

Beautiful cinematography. Striking action sequences.

Didn't really love the ending and found the theme a touch hokey.

Still a good movie. Those user scores are puzzling. I guess maybe if you have...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-16-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,055
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Austin 2019

List is out.

https://austinfilmfestival.com/submit/screenplay-and-teleplay-submissions-2/2019-script-competition-semifinalists-second-rounders-2/

My entry whiffed. Yikes. Not even top 20%. This...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-16-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 33,187
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Franklin Leonard

My competition is Fitzgerald, Shakespeare, and Homer.

And honestly, they need to step up their game. It's been a while since they wrote anything on my level.
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-14-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 33,187
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Franklin Leonard

I'm thinking the wannabe screenwriter game mimics the SF and Yukon gold rushes in the sense that the number of people getting rich selling services to the "miners" is higher than the number of people...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-14-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,055
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Austin 2019

Readers are a crapshoot in general. I've had that type of thing happen many times. First reader: "Wow, this dialogue is great. Some of the best dialogue I've ever read." Next reader: "It was a good...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-06-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,055
Posted By DaltWisney
Austin 2019

Has anyone else entered? Have you heard anything back yet? I know notifications should be trickling out soon.


I entered a TV pilot, but haven't heard anything back either way. I'll be a little...
Forum: Films 08-28-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,047
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: "Bad" Movies You Love

Good call on Surviving the Game. It's pure entertainment.

It's extremely basic and corny, but you can't say it's not entertaining.

The whole cast dials up the cheese to 11.
Forum: Films 08-17-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,047
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: "Bad" Movies You Love

Commando has been a not-very guilty pleasure for a long time. It's so over-the-top corny and unrealistic that I think it only works if you take it as a comedy.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-08-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Scriptapalooza Professional Screenplay Analysis

Scriptapalooza

"Professional"



These are not words that belong together.
Forum: Films 08-08-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,589
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood

I saw it twice, which is funny because after the first time I watched I thought, 'That was nice, but I don't ever need to see it again.' What pulled me back was the charm of the characters and the...
Forum: Films 04-25-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Avengers End Game

The audience I saw it with really enjoyed it. Lots of clapping at the end.

For me, it delivers some massive payoffs, but I didn't like it as much as Infinity War or Black Panther overall. You know...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-28-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,429
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Flat Out Rude?

I suppose anything can work, but when I was at a big studio on a long temp assignment, the Director of Development's word for cold callers was "crazies". So many of those people are out of touch with...
Forum: Screenwriting 03-22-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,391
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Write the Right Script by Chris Lockhart

True story: I met a comic book writer at Rose City Comic Con two years ago and talked briefly about his past. He had lived in LA and tried the whole screenwriting thing, but could never get any...
Forum: Screenwriting 03-19-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,391
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Write the Right Script by Chris Lockhart

Gonna sounds like a condescending ******* here, but nothing inflated my confidence more than reading 40 scripts from the 2017 Black List. These were all scripts that had achieved some degree of...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 03-11-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,553
Posted By DaltWisney
Reading to Enjoy vs. Reading to Critique

Let me preface this post by saying that this is NOT an attempt to argue that there are loads of diamonds in the rough and that certain scripts only succeed because the "right" people get involved....
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 03-03-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 22,602
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Nicholl 2019

:congrats:
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 03-02-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 22,602
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Nicholl 2019

I didn't mean four quadrant in the conventional sense of some huge blockbuster. What I meant is a script that will be relatively satisfying to everyone without offending or alienating anyone.

Maybe...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 03-02-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 22,602
Posted By DaltWisney
Re: Nicholl 2019

All else being equal, I think you're going to do better with straightforward dramas and thrillers than you are with comedies or crazy sci-fi/fantasy stuff. I also think the committee nature of the...
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