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by SueFB
Oh, this is interesting, somebody ranked the 10 best and 10 worst films made from "Black List" scripts. Since I had no concept of the Black List before last year, it was interesting to see some of these. Prisoners not listed here, but The Prestige made the 10 best, and XMO:W made the worst - I had no idea it was originally based on a Black List script.

I wonder if Pan will fall into either category eventually ...

www.denofgeek.us/movies/black-list/234770/10-best-and-10-worst-black-list-movies

4. The Prestige, Jonathan Nolan

Coming off Batman Begins, the Nolans were only beginning to expand their onscreen empire with this magician thriller. The acclaimed script was a page-turner about two men bound by blood to destroy each other one trick at a time. It was brother Christopher who found a stupendous cast that included Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as bloodthirsty rivals locked within the typically-vast Nolan puzzle box.


4. Wolverine, David Benioff

The rumor was that Benioff (Game of Thrones) walked into Fox offices and came away a million dollars richer for his pitch. The other rumor is that absolutely none of Benioff's R-rated concept made it into X-Men Origins: Wolverine, maybe the most incompetent blockbuster of its era. Strange that this script landed on the first-ever Black List, considering that the finished film doesn't even feel like it's been written, just improvised on the spot and later CGI'ed to Hell.


by mamaleh
Wombat, did you know you had a namesake? And a royal, no less.

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/10769768/Royal-tour-Prince-George-greets-wombat-with-smile.html

(The original People magazine article I tried unsuccessfully to link reported that as a child Prince William's nickname was "Wombat.")
by klenotka
I actually couldn´t resist and went to find some spoilers. But not all of it. I still think I can get to read the books eventually but now I just hope Martin finishes it before he dies (sorry but I can´t be the only who thinks that!)

And yes, a sword would be nice...I think he got out very easy but well...:D
by SueFB
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I think that when I am looking at new filming photos of Doctor Who and singing "Game of Thrones" to it, I seriously need to get a life :D I usually get home very late so I have only a few hours of free time to *get* a life but the new photos are here, looking fantastic...:D

Anyway, new series of Game of Thrones started and so far, it didn´t disappoint. It also seems that main actresses refused to take their clothes off so they have to use extras to do it :D (I can´t say I am sorry, they often overused the nudity just because they could use it). I still want to read books but I couldn´t get even through book 1...I love reading but I just finished one very big book (It by Stephen King) and by the time I finished reading it, I had six more books to read. I can´t imagine what would happen with five Game of Thrones books...:D
We watched Sunday's episode of GOT last night. They managed to build the tension really well, didn't they? I kind of wished a sword had been involved, but never mind. ;) Now I'm angry at myself for going on-line and reading articles, including one where somebody has supposedly figured out who the culprit is. My husband's read all but the last book, and he doesn't even know.
by klenotka
I think that when I am looking at new filming photos of Doctor Who and singing "Game of Thrones" to it, I seriously need to get a life :D I usually get home very late so I have only a few hours of free time to *get* a life but the new photos are here, looking fantastic...:D

Anyway, new series of Game of Thrones started and so far, it didn´t disappoint. It also seems that main actresses refused to take their clothes off so they have to use extras to do it :D (I can´t say I am sorry, they often overused the nudity just because they could use it). I still want to read books but I couldn´t get even through book 1...I love reading but I just finished one very big book (It by Stephen King) and by the time I finished reading it, I had six more books to read. I can´t imagine what would happen with five Game of Thrones books...:D
by SueFB
I've been out of town for a few days - in New York, actually, including the city, briefly, yesterday. What a gorgeous day. Would have loved to take in a Broadway matinee but opted to just walk around before waiting to get into the Best Buy theater for an evening pop concert with my daughter. Reading the show cards in the windows of the theaters all around the block while we waited to get in helped pass the time.

Anyway .... oops, this is the movie thread. Haven't seen Captain America, but the great reviews have me intrigued. Hoping to get to it. I know there is concern about "super hero movie fatigue" setting in, but if they continue to be really good, I think that won't happen just yet. The new Spiderman seems to be getting decent early reviews as well. So hoping DoFP measures up.

Re Argo and Zero Dark Thirty, I also saw both at home, much past theater release. I enjoyed Argo, but saying it was the BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR, I have a problem with. I think the "Best Picture" award nowadays should really be called "Most Uncontroversial Film, Especially If It Either Celebrates Hollywood or Is About A Topic Deemed Really Important And Serious".

Zero Dark Thirty succeeded in making me uncomfortable (I think that was part of the intent), but I can't say I enjoyed it all that much.
by sassysequins
I can never get to the cinema so I watch things on DVD a bit later than everyone else...
Has anyone else seen Argo or Zero Dark Thirty? Regarding Argo I could not believe this film got so many awards when it had such fundamental factual errors - ruined what was otherwise a well acted film. Much preferred Zero Dark Thirty which probably also had some errors but came across like a really solid dramatised account of how the intelligence services finally found Bin Laden.

by klenotka
I just saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier and it was amazing. I think X-Men will have a difficult task to top this...and also, it made me feel so sorry they CAN´T make X-Men/Avengers crossover because of the damn rights. Sure, Marvel has some X-Men (which means the double casting for Quicksilver) but it would be absolutely amazing to see Civil War in ten years time.
Anyway, I really liked first Captain America movie. They sold the ridiculous most American hero to the world very well and I enjoyed CA movies more than Thor (one or two). So I am glad they decided to do it more as a thriller than a comic-book movie but with fantastic fight scenes (those man to man fights were awesome).
Black Widow developed in an interesting and fun character after she seemed a little awkward in The Avengers and all the characters involved were great. Robert Redford didn´t have as much screen time as I expected but to put him there made the movie really more...thrillery, since I can remember him mostly from his 70s political thrillers.
But I am really curious where are they going from here and what the next Avengers will be about. It will be a different world and they definitely started "phase 2" with a bang. First Iron Man 2, where they changed the character of Tony Stark completely, then this, where they...well, changed everything. I can´t wait to see what comes next :)
by SueFB
This is sort of a no-brainer:

www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/women-prefer-everyday-romantic-gestures-to-big-oneoff-acts-a-survey-finds/story-fnii5s40-1226881243194

Hugh Jackman and Simon Baker topped a poll on the Moccona Facebook page as the men women most preferred to bring them their morning cuppa.
by wombat
My brother's moving to Portland soon, so I'm watching Grimm with the thought of visiting him. I'll need a raincoat but it looks good. I'm liking the multiple plots - I realised that the last episode I watched had at least three other threads apart from the case of the week. The only trouble is that it's so time-consuming.

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narrows101: Thanks Kristin. When I click on it, it takes me to the list of threads with recent replies that I have bookmarked. Depending on what number is in "bookmarks" tells me how many of the threads have replies. For some reason that one no. 1 won't go away. Apr 26, 2013 19:05:26 GMT -5
Kristin: Have you tried just clicking on all the threads you have bookmarked? Maybe you just missed one? I'll find out if there's a way to clear the notifications. Apr 27, 2013 4:29:28 GMT -5
Kristin: Try going into your bookmarks, go to the bar atop the list of threads and on the right side, click on "select" and choose "all" and then click "action" and choose "mark all read" and see if that makes it go away b Apr 27, 2013 4:33:03 GMT -5
narrows101: Yep, tried all of that and it won't go away. Funny thing is, it happened once before and it just disappeared one day so maybe it will happen again at some point! Just annoying seeing it. Thanks for the suggestions. Apr 27, 2013 6:21:47 GMT -5
Sweetie: :| Apr 27, 2013 13:18:59 GMT -5
Wolvietat: The Habs Hugh? The Habs? *sigh* May 2, 2013 21:28:27 GMT -5
Kristin: I know! But then again, those tix were probably comped, so you go with the flow. May 3, 2013 14:03:35 GMT -5
Jack-son: If feel for you Sweetie, Bella, beauty, beautiful, pretty, Hun, all get the same Jun 11, 2013 11:24:42 GMT -5
narrows101: I just want you to know that I FINALLLY got rid of that "1" hovering over the "bookmark" word on the toolbar. I went into "profile" then "edit profile" and unchecked everything to see if it went away and it did. Then I checked everything one by one. Sept 19, 2013 20:35:27 GMT -5
narrows101: After "edit profile" and then "notifications" I unchecked everything and checked again. The culprit was "Forum" - "when a bookmark is update" - took that checkmark off and the "1" went away. Checked it again and it came back. So that was it. No idea why. Sept 19, 2013 20:37:35 GMT -5
ocycd: can anyone tell me why the photo I had for my avatar suddenly disappeared?? Sorry, I'm kind of a dunce when it comes to these things! Sept 21, 2013 15:14:33 GMT -5
narrows101: ocycd - I still see your avatar. Sept 22, 2013 9:24:14 GMT -5
Kristin: Ocycd - It's probably an issue on your end, with graphics not loading properly, because I can see your avatar too. Unless you can see everyone else's avatar and not yours, then I'll have to figure out why that's happening. Sept 22, 2013 20:37:44 GMT -5
Kristin: Pat - Awesome! It was bothering me that I couldn't figure that one out. Sept 22, 2013 20:38:07 GMT -5
ocycd: That is so weird cuz I can see everyone else's avatars but still not mine... and the same is true on my mac and my pc laptop... very strange. Maybe I'll try reloading it on my laptop next time I'm on it... thanks narrows101 and Kristin!! Sept 23, 2013 16:22:48 GMT -5
ocycd: My avatar is BACK! And I didn't do a thing... thank you magic virtual wizards!! Sept 27, 2013 15:01:45 GMT -5
24601: Kristin, what do you see below my avatar? Nov 19, 2013 22:53:12 GMT -5
nmb: :) Dec 12, 2013 18:42:47 GMT -5
24601: This is an absurd question. How does one post a new freestanding post within a thread? Using Reply button is all I know and more often than not becomes tedious, repetitive, bandwidth sucking reading. Feb 23, 2014 15:13:32 GMT -5
Kristin: You can't. You can only reply to threads or create a new thread. You can use the quick reply to just post something without responding to anyone in a thread, or quoting someone, but as far as just posting in a thread, you have to use the reply button. Mar 21, 2014 13:25:23 GMT -5
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