Mid-April isn’t most studios’ first choice for bringing out a tentpole. But Universal may start a trend if it hits a home run with Oblivion, directed by Joseph Kosinski from his own comic book adventure. An intriguing mystery wrapped inside a stylish postapocalyptic scifi thriller, Oblivion offers Tom Cruise his best action role in years – [...]
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With the 85th Academy Awards just over a month away, it’s time for Hollywood insiders to start some serious campaigning – or other nefarious activities, depending on whether or not you think Jennifer Lawrence was joking when she made her comments about Harvey Weinstein during her Golden Globes acceptance speech. For the rest of us [...]
Today sees Peter Jackson’s return to Middle Earth, as The Hobbit hits theaters everywhere. It’s been a long time coming and fans of his Academy Award winning Lord of the Rings trilogy will certainly find plenty to enjoy. Now, if you’re looking for a plot breakdown and some kind of star rating, there are plenty [...]
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Having adapted a number of true stories for the screen, I found myself wondering, as I watched Argo, which moments might have been created for the movie. I guess I’m something of an apologist for Hollywood, in that I see a need to do more fictionalizing and authorial shaping of history than aspiring screenwriters usually [...]
Movies are supposed to move you. To make you feel emotionally attached to them, no matter the genre. And Segel, Stoller and Bobin’s vision of The Muppets does just that. You will be smiling throughout, and you’ll be smiling long after it’s over. It really is one of the best films of the year.
Script contributor Sheila Kogan attended this year’s 49th Annual New York Film Festival in Manhattan. As awards season picks up steam, you’re sure to hear more about the stories and performances that struck a chord with Kogan, and you may find a gem or two that will otherwise get lost in the studio shuffle.
The best horror/suspense films offer lessons for all writers on compelling character, simmering tension, and killer endings. Whether you prefer a classic freak fest or a modern scare, Script’s editors and contributors have some recommends for your holiday.