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How to Write Your Own Oscar Acceptance Speech

The Oscars™ fascinate me. I’ve been watching the telecasts (sometimes, hate-watching it) for many, many years. What can I say? I love seeing millionaires congratulate one another. If you’re a cinephile like me, you’re probably frustrated like me, since The Academy™ seems to get it wrong most of the time. Sometimes it...

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Begin the New Year with Books and Movies!

Welcome, blog hoppers, to the 2013 New Year’s Blog Hop, brought to you by Indie Writers Unite.  The hop runs January 11-14.  All you have to do to win is TWEET (see how to do it HERE). Here are the four grand prizes (to see the other prizes, click HERE): PRIZE 1...

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Who is the Best Archer?

As a fan of action movies, fantasy and role-playing games, I pay a lot of attention to adventurers and their weapons. Some prefer the catharsis of bashing a villain with a mace, and others pin for an old-fashioned sword fight. Bows remain my preference. I’ve even tried to take archery...

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Trailers For Movies We’d Like To See

One of these trailers is for a failed pilot episode; the other two are fake. First: Thundercats Second: Aquaman (failed pilot) Third: Tetris Would you watch any of these movies? They don’t look more ludicrous than the Battleship trailer :-) Do you have a favorite cartoon, game,...

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Romantic Comedy Movie Generator

Get ready for a double dose of romance! Today, I’m over at Myndi’s blog talking about my favorite Romantic Comedy movie. I also share a formula for most movies of the genre. I am a fan of Romantic Comedies, but even I can’t deny there’s a blueprint for making them. If you enjoy...

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The Best Action Movie You Haven’t Watched Yet

After seeing “The Avengers,” I was satisfied and impressed. However, I thought it could have been even… bigger. Maybe they were saving a true epic story for part two, like so many other adventure movies. I loved the action scenes, and they reminded me of an unheralded epic movie....

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Meryl Streep – The Shapeshifter

I admire many actors. There are method actors like Brando and intuitive like Olivier. Magnetic stars like Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. Character actors that own every scene like Judi Dench, Morgan Freeman, and Ian McKellen. “Serious” actors like Jodie Foster and Ralph Fiennes. Pretty faces turned into fine...

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The Opposite of Chick Flick

Sometimes my wife likes to unwind and watch what she calls “silly movies.” The main character in those movies is generally played by Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Meg Ryan, Jennifer Lopez, and sometimes even by Kate Hudson or Katherine Heigl. Yep: romantic comedies! They vary wildly in quality. They all...

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Hollywood’s Ultimate Renaissance Man

I was browsing boxofficemojo.com, and I stumbled upon a screenwriter who I admire. He’s prolific, having 19 credits to his name (a huge number for this trade). And he penned a lot of blockbusters. They earned $66 million domestic on average. He’s a Golden Globe, Oscar, BAFTA, and WGA nominee....

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