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“ So, you’ve been tellin’ everybody I’ve been sleepin’ with ya, huh? Well that explains it! That’s why these people treat me like some dime-store floozy. They think I’m screwin’ the boss! Oooh, and you just love it, don’t you? It gives you some sort of cheap thrill like knockin’ over pencils and pickin’ up papers! Get your scummy hands offa me! Look I’ve been straight with you since the first day I got here, and I’ve put up with all of your pinchin’ and starin’ and chasin’ me around the desk because I need this job. But this is the last straw! Look, I’ve got a gun out there in my purse. Up until now I’ve been forgivin’ and forgettin’ because of the way I was brought up, but I’ll tell you one thing. If you ever say another word about me or make another indecent proposal, I’m gonna get that gun of mine, and I’m gonna change you from a rooster to a hen with one shot! And don’t think I can’t do it.

Michael Shannon auditions for the role of Doralee in “9 to 5″ (x

'Wind River' proves that indie filmmakers deserve more recognition.

Wind River tells the true story of an FBI agent who tens with a town’s veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.

A big thank you to the likes of actor, writer, and now director Taylor Sheridan for having two successful scripts with female leads that don’t have sex as a major part of the story. It’s hard, nowadays, to find films and television shows that aren’t stained with this in graphic detail. Even though the film is centred around a rape of a young Native American woman, it doesn’t show the gruesomeness in its full extent.

Wind River takes us into rural America, far away from the world and cities that we’ve become used to seeing on the big screen. Those in rural Wyoming are tough and there’s no mucking around, really showing characters at the edge of darkness. The exhaustiveness of the city doesn’t reach here but it doesn’t mean these people are simple whatsoever – there’s more richness and complexity than the fake attitude and deceitfulness that may come with the supposed “high life” that we’re conditioned to aspire to, though it’s nothing but an empty shell of what it presents itself to be. People here work hard and have been through much, causing their bitter and resentful attitude’s to stir.

It’s really a shame that this film isn’t as widely recognised as Sheridan’s previous work in Hell Or High Water starring Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, and Ben Foster that was released at the end of last year or even Sicario with Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin from 2015. It’s a film worth searching for to see at the cinemas as he’s tension and subtitles make him one of the best filmmakers of our time. There’s something about Sheridan’s films that are just so profound and thrilling as he brings to life an array of diversity in his gripping stories.

What’s disappointing is what it’s such a shame that those like Sheridan and even Jeff Nichols (MudTake ShelterMidnight Special) are overpowered by the bloated, over glorified filmmakers saturating the market today. Hollywood, however, will always look at the ticket sales instead of the work being produced, making it harder for those like Sheridan and Nichols to get their films made and released into the world.

Wind River is a complex and cleverly written thriller that starts out as a typical ‘whodunnit’ but becomes so much more than that. It’s about retribution and the clash between the outsider’s and locals, between the whites and natives, as a level of frustration arises from this murder investigation that brings up all these kinds of cultural suspicions.

In many ways, Elizabeth Olsen proves herself to be a formidable actress and the better actress of the Olsen family. She’s a character out of her element but this could also be a very good vantage point for us to see through. She’s supported by Jeremy Renner, who’s a man of few words but his actions definitely mean more than the little words he speaks. Their dynamic is not something like that of an odd-duo, it’s more the both of them trying to prove themselves in their environments.

It’s been a long time since we had a thriller that was as good as this.

Film-O-Meter: 9/10.

EDIT: It’s been brought to my attention that I’ve used a poster from sgposters and I’d like to credit her as such. Thanks to those who told me otherwise I wouldn’t have know! It wasn’t my intention to steal anyone’s work – when I was searching for the poster on Google images, it was the best one I found so a huge thank you to sgposters for the poster for this review!

How To Write An Awesome Movie, According To Some Of Hollywood’s Best Writers

Source: @jordanzakarin @buzzfeed

 #screenwriting #film #story

“All aspiring writers have experienced the conception of a story, that little atom of an idea that explodes into a vision of a journey in a big bang “aha!” that rattles the brain. But the difference between the daydreamers and actual filmmakers starts right after that revelatory moment, when the disparate strands of an idea either begin to take shape — and, at some point, migrate over to Final Draft — or just fade away.

BuzzFeed spoke with some of the industry’s top writers and directors to learn how they develop a tiny germ of an idea into award-winning screenplay. They discussed everything from how they get started, to how to sit down and write, and how to balance dialogue and structure.

Here’s the roster of advisers: Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise trilogy, Dazed and Confused); Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks, Bridesmaids, The Heat); Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult); Richard Curtis (Love Actually, About Time, Four Weddings and a Funeral); Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said, Please Give); Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter (500 Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now); David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models); Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick); Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter); Lake Bell (In A World); David Gordon Green (Prince Avalanche, Pineapple Express); Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha); Mark and Jay Duplass (Jeff Who Lives At Home, Cyrus); Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendants, The Way, Way Back); and Brian Koppelman (Rounders, Oceans Thirteen).

How Ideas Are Born…and Then Stashed Away in Drawers

Richard Linklater: There are a million ideas in a world of stories. Humans are storytelling animals. Everything’s a story, everyone’s got stories, we’re perceiving stories, we’re interested in stories. So to me, the big nut to crack is to how to tell a story, what’s the right way to tell a particular story. So I’m much more interested in narrative construction.

I have a lot of subjects I’m spinning around on that I like and I take notes and read books and have files of things that interest me, but it’s like, What is the movie? How do you crack it? So I like that search.

I think you have to be forever intrigued with the subject matter, the character, or something you’re digging into, you’re rummaging around, something that fascinates you. That process can’t really ever end. If that ends, the movie is over.

Jeff Nichols: I started thinking about Mud in college. [Nichols is now 34.] I’m a very slow writer, and the typing, which most people consider writing, that’s a very last step for me. I heavily outline things. Even before I write anything down, I think about things for a really long time. It’s like a tape ball that you just add detail to, and that’s what happened in this case.

If you’re a friend of mine in Austin, I’ll grab you and take you to lunch and I’ll just vomit this story at you. It’s a really good way to start working the story out. You start talking to people about it, and in the moment, you start to figure out things that connect and make things work, because you have to, because you have to keep telling your story.

Paul Feig: I’m big into notes. I always try to keep a small pad of paper in my pocket and write down any idea that seems interesting. I also type notes into my phone and computer. I basically have ideas written down everywhere. I’ve spent my life reminding myself that, even though I always tell myself I’ll never forget an idea when I think of it, I always forget it, sometimes a minute or two after I’ve thought of it. So, I always force myself to write any idea down. The downside is I have little notebooks scattered around the house and in storage boxes that I never think to look through. Not that any of the ideas in them are gold; most of them are pretty lame. But occasionally, I’ll find a few that link up and create the basis for something worth thinking about.

Diablo Cody: I envy writers who have their shit together! You should see my computer desktop. It’s like 9 million Final Draft documents, pictures of my kids, and photos of haircuts…”

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New photo of Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as Richard and Mildred Loving, the real-life Virginia couple who were jailed in 1958 for violating the state’s laws against inter-racial marriage.

“It’s the best movie I’ve ever made,” said writer/director Jeff Nichols (“Mud,” “Take Shelter,” “Midnight Special”).  "It’s very quiet. It’s very silent. It’s very painful. It’s very beautiful. In a time where the political debates around marriage equality and around race are so heated, this film just cuts through it. It’s just about these two people.“

“Loving” has been invited to the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and will compete with 19 other films for the coveted Palme d’Or award.

10 Sci-Fi Films To Watch In 2016

2016 looks set to be a properly exciting year for science fiction fans. There are new movies from genre heavyweights ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Star Trek’, long-awaited adaptations of classic books, some exciting original properties, plus a couple of hotly-anticipated video game movies all to watch out before the year is out.

The 5th Wave – 22 January

Sony Pictures is hoping to ensnare some of that lucrative YA audience with this adaptation of Rick Yancey’s critically-acclaimed 2013 sci-fi novel starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Live Schreiber. Earth has been decimated by four waves of alien attacks, so young Cassie (Moretz) goes on the run with the younger brother as they prepare for the fifth wave.

High-Rise – 18 March

Director Ben Wheatley takes on J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel of the same name with an all-star cast featuring Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, and Jeremy Irons. The source material is set in the near future where the residents of a luxury tower block are divided throughout the floors according to their class, eventually leading to rising tensions throughout the building. Reviews from the film festival circuit suggest we’re in for a stylish - if divisive - ride.

Midnight Special – 15 April

Thanks to his previous films ‘Take Shelter’ and ‘Mud’, Jeff Nichols is rapidly becoming one of the most interesting directors in Hollywood so his new film, described as a “sci-fi chase film”, has definitely piqued our interest. Adam Driver, Joel Edgerton, and Kirstin Dunst join previous Nichols alumni Sam Shephard and Michael Shannon and the first trailer looks great, Watch it here.

Independence Day Resurgence – 24 June

Set 20 years after the events of the first ‘Independence Day’ movie, the sequel sees Earth bolstering its defences using alien technology left behind in the previous invasion, in preparation for another extra terrestrial onslaught. There’s no Will Smith this time around, but Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox, and Brent Spiner have all been dusted off to reprise their roles.

Star Trek Beyond – 22 July

Althought hardcore Trekkers (or is it Trekkies, we forget) panned ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ voting it the worst ‘Trek’ movie yet, hopes are high for the third film in the reboot saga that’s being released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the franchise. JJ Abrams has handed over directing reigns to ‘Fast 6’s Justin Lin, and Simon peg has polished the script which features Idris Elba as an as-yet-unspecified alien villain.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – 16 December

Taking us back to a time that predates ‘A New Hope’, the first ‘Star Wars’ spin-off movie will reveal how the Rebellion acquired the Death Star plans. Felicity Jones leads a rag tag team of Rebels that includes Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, and Donnie Yen as they take on the Empire in what promises to be a war movie of sorts from Gareth Edwards, the director of ‘Monsters’ and ‘Godzilla’.

Passengers – December 23

Jon Spaihts’ ‘Passengers’ script was the subject of an intense bidding war, eventually won by Sony Pictures, and has been pitched as “‘Titanic’ in space”. ‘The Imitation Game’s Morten Tyldum will direct Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in this epic sci-fi romance that sees a man awakening on a deep space passenger vessel, 90 years before he’s due to reach his destination, who decides to wake another passenger to avoid loneliness. Michael Sheen and Laurence Fishburne also star.

Assassin’s Creed – December 26

The hugely popular video game franchise has lined up an impressive team of talent for its long awaited adaptation. Michael Fassbender and Marion Cottilard are reuniting with ‘Macbeth’ director Justin Kurzel for this sci-fi romp, which sees Fassbender’s character travelling back through time to gain the knowledge to take on the Knight’s Templar in the present day. Can it break the “crap video game adaptation” curse?

The Circle – TBC

Dave Eggers’ buzzy 2013 novel told the near-future story of a woman who joins a mysterious tech company out of college, only to find their intentions are not quite as altruistic as they claim. Emma Watson will star in the lead, alongside Tom Hanks, John Boyega, and Karen Gillan. No release date has been confirmed as yet, but it’s believed to be aiming for a 2016 release.

Ratchet & Clank – TBC

This adaptation of the hit PlayStation platformer is an origin story that promises to reveal how the two heroes first joined forces. Featuring the original voice talents of the games, plus Sly Stallone, Paul Giamatti, and John Goodman, this 3D animated feature doesn’t have a fixed UK release date yet.

The Model Series #48 Two Year Anniversary Part Two of Two

Harry: “Mm..this is nice…” you sigh, wrapped up in Harry’s arms, listening to the sound of the waves hitting the shore. The beach is deserted, the sun blazing hot, and you and Harry are entangled together. You always love how touchy-feely Harry is, but now that it was your anniversary and you were on this vacation together he seemed to get even more touchy-feely, as if he couldn’t bear to not have you in his arms. Harry merely moaned a small reply and shifted so you were lying nose-to-nose with him on your towel. He begins peppering your face with kisses, causing you to giggle. The kisses turn longer and sloppier, more suction and passion being communicated through his lips. He rolls you over again so he’s on top of you, your back cradled by the warm sand through the towel. His hands start exploring your bikini-clad body, pulling at ties and littering hickeys across your neck and collarbones. “Harry….we can’t….” You sigh, choking out the words. “Not here….” He simply moans and continues working his mouth down your body, slipping his hands underneath your bikini bottoms and yanking them down, at the same time working himself out of his bathing suit trunks. You hoped desperately that nobody decided to go to the beach as you and Harry moved together, the both of you soon covered in hot sand and sweat.

Louis: While you and Louis were on vacation, you decided to go on safari reserve to interact with tigers and elephants and other animals. You formed a particular attachment to one of the elephants on the reserve, a young male elephant named Boris. Every time you walked out of your private cabin, he would wander over. The resort you were staying at didn’t believe in fences or chains, all the animals roamed free–a fact that scared you before you arrived and found how gentle the beasts were. “Hello Borus,” you greet the enormous 2-year-old African elephant as if you were old friends. In response, he lowers his trunk so you can pet it. He gently moves his head forward and you giggle, resting your forehead against his. “I swear that elephant is half-human,” you hear Louis giggle from behind you on the cabin porch, followed by the sound of the camera clicking. You turn around to respond, when Borus lifts his trunk forcefully, sweeping you off your feet. You wobble a bit and grab onto him for stability as he lifts you high into the air, you sat perfectly in the curve of his trunk. Louis, at first panicked at your sudden departure from the ground, begins snapping photos of you and this strange pet elephant that seems to have adopted you.

Zayn: You and Zayn blissfully waited in the warm, dark, candlelit room for your masseuses. Your two-year-anniversary vacation had been perfect so far, sleeping to the sound of waves crashing on the beach just outside your door, lounging together in the jacuzzi on the master suite deck, even secret midnight naked romps in your private pool. To top it all off, Zayn booked the both of you a couples spa day, beginning with warm seaweed wraps and ending with a couples massage. You close your eyes, your head resting on the soft pillow on the massage table. Your naked body is covered by a sheer sheet, as is Zayn’s lying on the table next to yours. You feel warm hands rub across your bare shoulders and your eyes flicker open to find Zayn smiling above you. His hands drift below the sheet and you moan in contentment. You both get distracted as Zayn's hands continue massaging you, his lips beginning to press against your bare flesh. You can feel him littering hickeys across your collarbones and your neck and you arch your back as his hands reach the meeting of your thighs. “Ahem,” you hear someone cough and your eyes fly open, mortified to see the two masseuses biting back giggles in the doorway. “One second please,” Zayn asks and they nod before backing out of the room. “I’m not done with you yet,” Zayn growls softly in your ear before snacking on your neck once again.

Niall: The cute little snoring noise emanating from your snoozing boyfriend beside you on your private deck is just as soothing to you as the sound of the waves lapping against the boat. The large horn of a passing boat wakes Niall, interrupting his nap. You grin at him in the bright sunlight, loving the smattering of freckles now appearing on his nose. “Whad are ya grinnin at?” You just smile at him some more before he pulls you into his arms, peppering your face with sweet kisses. You grin and kiss his face back and soon the two of you are locked in a strong embrace, barely parting for air before diving into each other again. His hands tug at your bikini top strings, leaving you shrieking in surprise. “Niall!” You mock-reprimand him. “What? We’re alone….” He cheekily pulls your top over your head, completely off your body. You hear some chuckles from below and are mortified to see other cruisers pretending not to notice the two of you on your balcony. “Oh my god Niall!” You moan in embarrassment, falling back against the towels strewn across the deck. “Screw them, it’s just us,” he whispers, lowering himself on top of you.

Liam: Thunder cracks sound overhead as you and Liam walk hand-in-hand, exploring the large castle grounds. He brings your joined hands up to his lips and softly kisses your hand as you continue your silent walk. Suddenly, rain begins to fall and you both sprint towards the nearest shelter, mud already slipping and sliding around you. The two of you are both laughing uncontrollably by the time you reach the deserted barn, clothes completely soaked, hair streaming wet. Liam leans against a post, still laughing, as you walk over to him. “I love the rain,” you sigh, leaning into his soaking wet chest. He doesn’t reply, just kisses your forehead. You turn towards him and he tilts your chin up, your lips meeting over and over again. You feel his hands slip past your hips and he lifts you up so your legs are wrapped around his waist. He turns around, pinning your back against the post and begins fiddling with the buttons of your jeans. “Happy Anniversary baby,” he mumbles against your lips. 

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