Mini-review – Not Suitable For Children

Not suitable for children Mercifully Short Review by Jonathan Empson   I know it’s just me, but when I look at Ryan Kwanten, I think of a potato. Same thing with Ryan Reynolds. But hey, potatoes are so hot right now. Here Ryan K plays young and wild Jonah, who makes a somewhat implausible living … Read more

[Video]: Advice for Screenwriters


‘Read a lot of books, and watch a lot of movies.’ ‘Don’t write what you know.’ ‘It’s like advising someone on how to ride a bicycle: eventually you have to get up on the seats and pedal.’ The final Academy Series video on Screenwriting, the venerable panel give aspiring screenwriters both barrels. The full series … Read more

Transmedia – An entire forest instead of a sole tree?

I just installed the Drum Media app on my IPad. Why? Because last night whilst waiting for my washing to dry at the laundromat, I read an interesting story in The Drum Media Magazine that at the midpoint suggested ‘there’s more to this story on the Ipad’. by Sam Duncan Now I desperately want to know … Read more

Best of the Web 24 Jun

Story & Structure :: How to Write by Vonnegut :: Creating Suspense in the Thriller Genre :: Action/Thriller Script Review: Burned :: Exercises for Fiction Writers :: Season-Ending TV Cliffhangers that Actually Paid Off :: Video Interview: Sofia Coppola (“Somewhere”) :: Q&A with Todd Solondz (“Dark Horse”) :: Deliverance: James Dickey’s Experience Script Perfection :: … Read more

Mini Review – Snow White and The Huntsman

Snow White and The Huntsman Mercifully Short Review by Jonathan Empson   “How the hell would I know? I’ve got a sheet over my head” In Snow White and the Huntsman and the Witch and the Fetching Wardrobe, an evil queen steals the plots of various other fantasy tales and bungs them into the Tolkienator to … Read more