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  1. Excellent film. I gave it a B. I'm really happy that they dared to do something different.
  2. I don't watch Game of Thrones, but I'm interested in how the story ends. I hope they destroy the Iron Throne instead of having one of the characters gain ownership of it.
  3. He must've really crossed the line now...
  4. John Wick 3's OW is fantastic. This is a major win for a lot of things, and it's really good to see an action franchise blossom before our eyes. I'll be seeing it soon. Regarding A Dog's Journey; I noticed that the film managed to have a fresh Rotten Tomatoes score for a week or two; it unfortunately dropped, which is a shame, but it's still encouraging for filmmakers of all kinds. Brilliance can come from anywhere, as it's come from family films like Babe and Paddington. But the underperformance doesn't surprise me because there's only so much of the same kind of movie that audiences are willing to sit through in a given year. After A Dog's Way Home came out virtually four months ago, this is the second of three 2019 films told from the point of view of a dog. And yet, even though there csn be viable arguments to be made about A Dog's Journey handling the film medium much better than the one from January, it's still sufferring all the same. I really hope that Fox's The Art of Racing in the Rain (August 9th) is able to fare better; I'm reading the book now, and the book is pretty good. But this weekend gives understanding as to why studios want to avoid opening on the same weekend as the guaranteed blockbusters for the most part. John Wick has reached enviable pop culture status, and there's only so much that the small films can do to try and stand out when a blockbuster is taking a lot of the attention away. The Souvenir's OW is double that of Lean On Pete, but it's about $20,000 shy of First Reformed and A Ghost Story. It will surely still gross over a million, but it looks like it's going to play like a mid-tier A24 film--not an A-tier like Lady Bird. Of course, this doesn't feel surprising, at least not to me. The Biggest Little Farm and The White Crow both take solid steps forward. The White Crow seems to be able to gross over $1M for its total, which makes me happy.
  5. The first draft of The Ancient Magus' Bride and the King of Cats has been completed. Miraculously, it is just shy of a 10K word count--9,939 words.
  6. I agree with this. One of them can be in a producing role, but I would allow the film to have a defined voice from a singular director.
  7. I have to say, I think it's really impressive for a wannabe blockbuster to get a starting score as high as 88% from the type of critics who go to Cannes. If it falls down, it's not falling much.
  8. John Wick 3 looks to singlehandedly validate Lionsgate's 2019 (maybe besides a sleeper hit status for Knives Out).
  9. Well, Ava DuVernay's done it (A Wrinkle in Time). Granted, that film wasn't good, let alone great. How about Kasi Lemmons? She was an actress in a lot of fairly fantastical films such as the horror film Candyman before she became a director. She directed episodes of Luke Cage and, in 2001, The Caveman's Valentine which starred Samuel L. Jackson as someone who lived in a cage and becomes an action hero. She is about to have a huge comeback as the director of a film about Harriet Tubman that is coming out this year. I'm planning to use her next game year. I'm taking a class which studies African American films in the next fall semester, and I have an idea for a plot I can write to document what I've learned from the class. But I wholeheartedly recommend Kasi Lemmons. It might be a risk right now, but the decision could age extremely well.
  10. Professor Layton (now, if my eyes glanced over it on the franchise rights lists, please let me know) Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
  11. I am very happy to announce that the first half of my first draft for The Ancient Magus Bride and the King of Cats is finished--and that it's miraculously managed to have a word count less than 5,000. Therefore, my current estimate for a final word count is anywhere between 9,500 and 11,500.
  12. 1. Booksmart 2. Brightburn 3. Godzilla: King of the Monsters 4. Rocketman 5. The Last Black Man in San Fransisco 6. The Dead Don't Die! 7. Toy Story 4 8. Crawl 9. The Farewell 10. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  13. So I've definitely announced a lot of projects for Year 6. But the truth is that I'm only 100% committed to a handful of them. Everything that's being pre-read is definitely happening; Face Paint will happen this year, as that's an easy translation from short story to plot summary. The Feminist is definitely happening, too. And while I can't promise that I'll give it an A+ effort, Fairly OddParents is a great opportunity for the game itself. And I should definitely write the Psyren sequel, too. And I'll probably still write a short documentary. So that's 9 out of the 12 stories that I feel like I'm committed to as of now. I have a lot of time to think things over and a lot of time to write, though I will say that, if I haven't announced something up to this point, I'm going to drop the unannounced project into the submission thread as a complete surprise. Not promise that a surprise will happen, of course. But it might. We'll see...
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