Posts Tagged ‘movie’

John and his two children, a teen daughter Louisa and young son Sam move to a new home. The family needed a good change after having been left behind their wife and mother. Soon though Louisa begins to change for the worse. Her behaviors becoming more and more evident that more than just adolescent hormones are to blame.

This thriller follows the family as John uncovers the cause of his daughter’s transformation. Kevin Costner as John answers the question of how far a father is willing to go to protect his daughter.

The pace of the film is perfect to keep the suspense building as you watch Louisa unravel and give you clues to the cause.

Actual screen violence and gore are minimal, suitable viewing for young teens. If you like suspense The New Daughter is a must add to your list.

Powerful tale about a husband (played by Russell Crowe)who would risk all to break his wife (played by Elizabeth Banks) out of prison.

If your spouse/significant other were convicted of a crime you were sure they were innocent of would you be willing to sacrifice everything to break them out of jail and live life on the run?

It’s almost April when thousands of writers with be in a frenzy…. Script Frenzy that is. 

Script Frenzy is an annual writing event that begins April first and ends on April 30th.  The goal is to write a one hundred page screen or stage play in those thirty days. Not a polished finished product mind you, just a rough uncut diamond. After the contest is over you begin to turn that jumble of thrown together scenes into a workable, maybe even saleable piece of work.

Now I did say this was a contest. What is the prize you ask? A lovely downloadable certificate and web icons that say you accomplished what most would say is the impossible. There is no one winner and no great compensation for making yourself insane trying to meet what would seem to be unreasonable  deadlines. If you complete your rough draft by midnight of April 30th, you are a winner.

It’s a contest with out being a contest. The goal is to push your creative limits with the genre and platform of your choice. You can write a short or full feature film, stage play, television script, even a comic or graphic novel.  Script Frenzy is FREE to join and participate.

Their sight gives you a place for your Frenzy, where you can showcase your ideas. There are resources for the beginning writer or for the skilled scribe. They have a group for young writers as well. I’ve seen kids as young as kindergarten jump in and write. They have a different goal setting of course but it’s wonderful to see these youngsters excited about writing.

I myself and joining in the Frenzy starting on April first. I’ll be writing a screen play, a western. My son has decided to join in also he’ll be doing a graphic novel using an interesting technique. He’s eleven in case you’re wondering. It will be great fun and experience to share. Who knows maybe you’ll see my film on the big screen staring Rusell Crowe or Adrian Paul. Yeah I know how to dream BIG.

Oh now don’t say no way I’m not as crazy as you are. This will be my second Script Frenzy. I won (completed) in 2007. I missed the fun last year but I’m back this year excited and ready to go.

Before you say absolutely NO, here are a few links for you to check out more about this great feat of penmanship.

http://www.scriptfrenzy.org/
The home of the event Script Frenzy. The plot machine on the homepage is at least worth the look.

http://www.zhura.com/
Zhura- Online Screenwriting Software. You don’t have to buy expensive software or become intimidated by formatting. This is a wonderful tool for those of us beginning in this field.

http://www.script-o-rama.com/snazzy/dircut.html
Drew’s Script-o-rama has hundreds of television and film scripts to read. The best way to learn something is by reading and using examples. This is a fabulous source.

Well until next time Happy Scribbles!

My heart is all a Twitter for this quicky blog. If you haven’t gotten the chance to check out what exactly all this chatter about the site www.Twitter.com is all about. It’s worth a look see. I’ve fallen into the vat myself!

Twitter is an on-line blog site. Not like this one where I can droll on and on and usually do… see there I go again. Twitter gives you only 140 characters to answer one question “What are you doing?” I see the expression on your face going… Yeah, okay…

It doesn’t sound like much but if you have family that lives in another place it’s a great way to see what each other is doing without the gigantic phone bill. You just log on and check your page for the latest “tweets” of the people you’re following. Now Twitter isn’t just for the average joe. There’s a lot of celebs that “tweet”.  Demi Moore and her hubs Ashton Kutcher  are regular Twetters. Actor/author Wil Wheaton, author Steven Johnson, Tour de France multi winner Lance Armstrong, comedian/actor John Cleese, author Elise VanCise and many more can be found right here for you and I to watch the little things in their lives they’re willing to share. (did you catch that shameless add with the big wigs there. tee hee.)  On Twitter stars aren’t off limits to their fans. You are free to give them a tweet and they may even tweet back! 

You can even track headlines with CNN on Twitter or get the latest on the new exhibits at the Smithsonian. Politicians use Twitter also to chat with the masses.  Senator John McCain tweets daily giving tidbits about his meetings or my personal fav the Top 10 list he gives of the hundreds of thousands of dollars wasted by the government.  For example $1, 427, 250. oo for genetic improvements of switchgrass…. huh? Well that’s a whole nother blog……

Even the President of the United States Tweets. Well his staff does it for him. Obama used Twitter though his campaign to keep up with the voters. The last Tweet was 43 days ago though. Brittany Spears is another Twitter but her PR staff posts the tweets. But everyone is tweeting from your neighbor, cousin, brother, mother, preacher, or teacher.  All ages and social status tweet. It’s a fun way to pass the time when you get on and see what your favorite people are doing right then. 

One does have to be careful as with all Internet vehicles like this there are those who would, prepare for the shock, seek to deceive the people. Just like on MySpace or FaceBook there are fake celeb accounts. There is a George Bush account that is so not George. Also Sara Palin three people claim to be her and another fake Tina Fey. 

Luckily this is the Internet with it’s great EVIL there are some folks who combat it with some good works. There are a few sites that you can go to and verify that yes indeedy it is the person you are tweeting.  Twitter Celebrities http://stuffthathappens.com/docs/faketwitter.html, is a great source of who’s faking it and who’s not. Tweets people…… not Harry and Sally in the cafe.

If you don’t want an account you can still follow the tweets with the Twitter addy of your celeb. Or there is even a web site that tracks their tweets for you.  Celebrity Tweet http://www.celebritytweet.com/, invites you to “stalk” celebs on Twitter.  They have all the latest tweets on their site or if you have an account they have links to the celebrities Twitter page for you to add them to your following collection.

I would love to follow Russell Crowe, Adrian Paul, David Caruso, or Peter Wingfield.  (okay, maybe not just on Twitter lol just kidding not crazy… okay, I’m crazy just not crazy that way)

Now I’m off to post this blog and then tweet links. Then I’m going to…. Well if you want to know that you’ll have to go http://twitter.com/fictionrulz and find out. Yup I’m all a Twitter.

So… What are you doing?