This Is Star Wars!

George Lucas once said that at its heart Star Wars is not a Space Opera, but a Family Soap Opera! Well it turns out another ambitious family soap opera has had the guts to compare itself to Star Wars and it sticks! Beth Pearson fights most of the battles behind the scenes that the rest…

The 12 Most Notable Movies Of 2017

Twelve movies that dominated the social conversation throughout 2017. The list also notes the financial impact of these movies, with their budget and worldwide gross. These films shaped the water cooler discussions and reflected the entertainment values of America. Split Budget: $9 Million/ Gross: $278 Million   The Comeback Story: after finding his footing again…

Other Movie Franchises That’d Benefit From R-Ratings

In the wake of the success of Logan opening higher than any other solo Wolverine movie as well as Deadpool, movie studios may have finally learned that restricting a film’s rating to make a good film doesn’t restrict box office receipts. As well, considering the aging population of baby boomers and people who actually buy…

The Black List 2016

A running feature on this site is to always (at least three other times in 4 years) link back to the yearly Black List: a list of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. Keep in mind these are the best in terms of being most-talked about rather than quality, which is why the fruition of…

The 2014 Black List

Last Year, we looked at a few films that came out this year among the most well liked screenplays of the year before. It was shown that quality varies from concept and sometimes things are lost in Translation. Looking at Bad Words, Draft Day, The F Word, and Edge of Tomorrow this was a good…

The Black List (2013)

With American Hustle & Saving Mr. Banks hitting wide release this week. and seeing as those movies were on the 2011 Blacklist of favourite unproduced screenplays, it seemed appropriate to look at this years installment. In the link you will see a list of gist/ logline of great stories Hollywood is scrambling to tell. http://list.blcklst.com/story/7887 My…

Quietly Enjoyable Movies

There are box-office successes, failures, critical bombs and cult hits, but each film can have something of its own that doesn’t quite fit it into any of those categories, but is just good enough. These films are mild success stories based on their own merits. Monsters (2010) $237,301  72% 63 Highest Praise: Legendary Pictures, who upon seeing  the scale of…

The Black List 2012

Those on The Black List are the most talked about unproduced movie scripts in hollywood. And here it is for 2012!