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February 1, 2010

4.3.2.1

Author: Noel Clarke Genre: Crime/Action/Comedy Storyline: 5 Dialogue: 7 Characterization: 5 Writer’s Potential: 6 Jump to: [Synopsis] [Comments] Recommendation?Pass Logline:Four young women accidentally find themselves at the center of a jewel-smuggling ring. Synopsis:SHANNON (20s, pale) stands on the ledge of…

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February 2, 2010

Albert Nobbs

Author: Gabriella Prekop & John Banville & Glenn Close Genre: Drama Storyline: 5 Dialogue: 7 Characterization: 7 Writer’s Potential: 7 Jump to: [Synopsis] [Comments] Recommendation?Pass Logline:In 1890s Ireland, a woman impersonates a man in order to work and finds herself…

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February 4, 2010

A Few Best Men

Author: Dean Craig Genre: Comedy Storyline: 7 Dialogue: 9 Characterization: 7 Writer’s Potential: 8 Jump to: [Synopsis] [Comments] Recommendation?Consider Logline:An Englishman takes his three best friends to Australia for his wedding, and they wreak havoc on the bride-to-be’s family. Synopsis:DAVID…

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Suspension of Disbelief

Author: Mike Figgis Genre: Thriller Storyline: 4 Dialogue: 6 Characterization: 5 Writer’s Potential: 5 Jump to: [Synopsis] [Comments] Recommendation?Pass Logline:A successful writer is suspected of murdering a beautiful French girl by the police and the girl’s twin sister. Synopsis:The opening…

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February 3, 2010

House at the End of the Street

Author: David Loucka Genre: Thriller Storyline: 5 Dialogue: 8 Characterization: 6 Writer’s Potential: 6 Jump to: [Synopsis] [Comments] Recommendation?Pass Logline:After moving to a new town, a teenage girl befriends the lone survivor of a grisly mass murder, unaware that he…

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Sarah’s Key

Author: Gilles Paquet-Brenner & Serge Joncour Genre: Drama/Historical Storyline: 7 Dialogue: 7 Characterization: 6 Writer’s Potential: 7 Jump to: [Synopsis] [Comments] Recommendation?Consider Logline:In 2009 Paris, an American journalist traces the story of a Jewish girl whose family was rounded up…

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February 2, 2010

Mune

Author: Benoît Philippon Genre: Fantasy/Adventure Storyline: 5 Dialogue: 6 Characterization: 6 Writer’s Potential: 6 Jump to: [Synopsis] [Comments] Recommendation?Pass Logline:When demons steal the sun and the moon, two sworn guardians set off to retrieve them. Synopsis:On a planet that resembles…

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The Oranges

Author: Ian Hefler & Jay Reiss Genre: 3 Storyline: 4 Dialogue: 3 Characterization: 3 Writer’s Potential: 3 Jump to: [Synopsis] [Comments] Recommendation?Pass Logline:Over the holidays, two families are turned upside-down when the daughter from one brood has an affair with…

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February 4, 2010

The Girl

Author: David Riker Genre: Drama Storyline: 8 Dialogue: 8 Characterization: 9 Writer’s Potential: 8 Jump to: [Synopsis] [Comments] Recommendation?Recommend Logline:After unsuccessfully attempting to bring a group of Mexicans across the border into Texas, an American woman finds herself caring for…

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February 5, 2010

The Double

Author: Michael Brandt & Derek Haas Genre: Thriller/Action Storyline: 5 Dialogue: 7 Characterization: 5 Writer’s Potential: 5 Jump to: [Synopsis] [Comments] Recommendation?Pass Logline:A retired CIA agent and an FBI profiler team up to track a Cold War assassin who has…

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February 6, 2010

The Fields

Author: Donald F. Ferrarone Genre: Thriller/Mystery Storyline: 5 Dialogue: 5 Characterization: 4 Writer’s Potential: 5 Jump to: [Synopsis] [Comments] Recommendation?Pass Logline:In Texas, police detectives track a serial killer who preys on young prostitutes. Synopsis:As a storm builds on Galveston Bay,…

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February 10, 2010

The Grey (Rewrite)

Author: Joe Carnahan and Ian Mackenzie Jeffers Genre: Drama/Disaster Storyline: 7 Dialogue: 8 Characterization: 6 Writer’s Potential: 8 Jump to: [Synopsis] [Comments] Recommendation?Consider Logline:After surviving a plane crash, oil workers must struggle across the Arctic tundra — with a pack of bloodthirsty…

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February 12, 2010

The Promised Land

Author: Michael Winterbottom & Laurence Coriat Genre: Docudrama/Historical Storyline: 6 Dialogue: 7 Characterization: 4 Writer’s Potential: 5 Jump to: [Synopsis] [Comments] Recommendation?Pass Logline:British police attempt to quell Jewish terrorism in World War II-era Palestine. Synopsis:Archival newsreel footage is accompanied by…

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February 9, 2010

Script Review: Clive Barker’s Dread by Anthony DiBlasi

In which I argue “Dread” is a missed opportunity.

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