A year for hot movie scripts

A year for hot movie scripts

There are 1 comment on the Newsday story from Feb 15, 2008, titled A year for hot movie scripts. In it, Newsday reports that:

The writers' strike is over, but the irony remains: At the same time the standoff between producers and scriptwriters was stretching into weeks and months, theaters all over the country were screening examples ...

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lamartrotti

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#1 Feb 16, 2008
An open letter from an ex-movie goer. Sure, I used to go to movies and waited avidly for firday's and new releases, but no more. Too many times I read reviews from noted film critics that gavie this movie or that 3 and even sometimes 4 stars where after seeing said movies I came up with 2 or maybe even 2/12 stars. I became movie shy and waited. And waited until now I just wait 'till the movies I want to see come out on DVD. To show that I'm still an avid movie fan I buy my movies, I do not rent. Today when I see a movie on Directv it's aways with an eye of "would I want that in my collection." Well, the movies that get this stamp are fewer and fewer. Matt Damon, George Clooney and perhaps a few others that don't come to mind at the moment automatically get my interest, why? because these actors seem attracted to good scripts no know a good script when they read one, and Clooney is a modern marvel following the sure footsteps of Warren Beatty, and Michael Douglas in producing and directing., No Country for old Men and almost anything Denzel Washington does gets a big nod, the actor is unerring in finding films that are well written but entertaining as well. I'm probably not the only film goer that has gone this route. Movie going seems to be loud, noisy, and extremely smelly and that alone makes me love my big screen and home theater even more. This years crop of screen plays do look rather nice,
it's nice to know that screen plays are honored such as The Usual Suspects and L.A. Confidential, lets hope to see No Country for Old Men garner it's award.

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