Going to the movies, watching them at home, wandering by bus station posters, old, new, in-production… you get the idea.

‘Twilight’ Sharpens Its Fangs

The first of Stephenie Meyer’s young-adult vampire series, Twilight, continues to gather cast members on its march to the big screen. Variety reports that Peter Facinelli is now on board, cast as Carlisle, the patriarch of the Cullen Clan. Also on board is Kristen Stewart as Isabella Swan (fresh off this weekend’s Jumper) and Robert […]

Putting the Strike Into Perspective

Interesting article over at Variety that turns the telescope of hindsight back on the past few months. As the strike wraps up (it’s not over yet, folks!) and we wander among the rubble there will be a lot of articles like this, asking whether it was worth it. Answer? Yes.


Compare these two trailers. The first is from Thailand. The second is, of course, from the U. S. of Remake. I’m not going to go on a rant about how Hollywood is dead or the ferrets have taken over the Executive Offices of Paramount or what-have-you. That’s a tired dog. And I don’t entirely agree. […]

Jerry O’Connell: Scientologist

The floodgates have opened in the wake of the Tom Cruise Scientology video. Everyone with a camera has put together a parody. This is my favorite. Jerry O’Connell as Tom Cruise: Scientologist. I love the parable of the rabbit and the elephant. And it’s a WGA spot, too! Extra relevant for the Sixsquare-verse. the parody […]

RIP Heath Ledger. Let’s eat.

So, Heath Ledger is dead. That just sucks. I mean I wasn’t a huge fan, or anything, but he’s a bit young. Sure it was drugs and there’s a part of me that pretty much wants to say, “Idiot,” and move on, but the drug thing can happen to anybody. It does, frequently. But I […]

Cinematic Titanic

About a year and a half ago I ditched most of my possessions. I was always a collector. I had a thousand DVDs. I had a thousand CDs. I had hundreds of comic books and hundreds of original movie posters. Scores of books. I got rid of them all. But the one thing I couldn’t […]

David Lynch vs. the iPhone

Lynch, whose recent film, Inland Empire was shot on digital, and who finds the low-res, high-grain digitized blur, “beautiful,” has his standards. In this marvelous mini-clip he comes out against the idea of– well, just watch it:

WGA Strike in New Mexico

A week ago I joined several other WGA members, aspiring writers and even a few SAG members in Albuquerque to do a little picketing. I was surprised to find out that there was a WGA contingent out here big enough to pull something like this together. I met a couple of the organizers at a […]

Strike News: Cute Animals

I’m off to get my tooth drilled. Since I don’t want to let the morning slip away without a WGA strike-related post, enjoy this piece of clever WGA strike you-tubery. I think that’s David Cross as the scab.

Speechless #15: Just What’s On The Page

Here’s another of the Speechless shorts. This one was directed by Paul Haggis and stars (in order of appearance) Demi Moore, Martin Sheen, Dulcy Rogers, Marguerite Moreau, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Deitrich Bader, Olivia Wilde, Marcia Cross, Chris Redman, Josh Brolin, Jenna Elfman, Elizabeth Pena, Polly Shannon, Kamala Lopez and James Franco. Brolin’s final reaction is priceless.

WGA Strike Swag

Writers come up with the best slogans. Get one on your shirt and support the cause by visiting the WGA Strike Swag site. I just ordered myself a shirt. Order one for yourself as well. My favorite slogan? “We write. They wrong.”

Farval Falkenberg Trailer

Just a quick post today. I scraped myself out of a dream this morning at 6:30, lurched like Igor into the kitchen and made coffee and have set about tackling my daily 1500 words so I can head down to Albuquerque. I discovered a local knot of WGA-ers and they’re actually going to picket a […]

Speechless #20: Woody Allen

Director George Hickenlooper and writer Alan Sereboff have teamed up to create a series of mini-shorts designed to throw light onto the issue of writers. Using top – tier SAG artists and clever presentation of ideas, they’ve put together a whole series of these amazing pieces. They began “airing” on Thanksgiving an United Of […]

Soul Coughing – Ruby Vroom

Soul Coughing - Screenwriter’s Blues

A World Without Writers

These are very clever. Reminds me of the “Somebody Wrote That” series that the WGA used to have all over their walls and publications. The House one made me burst out laughing. I stumbled across an alternative, NSFW video clip with the same title that has a sort of puerile entertainment value. Find that here.