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Reeling it in: Who says you can't enjoy 'Home'?

...Smekday," and my favorite part of the film, a spoiler I won't reveal, is a complete 180 from the book. I think the screenwriters could have gotten away with simplifying things quite a bit and saved the audience from rapidly-paced plot overload. The...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-04-01/reeling-it-in-who-says
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Reeling it in: Moviegoers could do far worse than 'Insurgent'

...that's saying something. Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet are all game for whatever silly situation the screenwriters throw at them, and just because it's senseless doesn't mean they don't try to make it at least entertaining. Maybe...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-03-25/reeling-it-in-moviegoe
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Dracula ? from villain to hero

...creature spawned of a ill-conceived deal with a demon. It seems the Dracula story still needs a bad vampire, so the screenwriters have invented one to take the position once occupied by our hero. But, as has proved the case time and again throughout...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-10-15-1
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Reeling it in: 'Exodus' a thrilling epic - but it has its issues

...as it should be, though somewhat different than what we've seen before.The plot feels a tad rushed, as though the screenwriters figured that we all knew was coming and that they needed to hurry up and get to the good stuff. The biggest problem, however...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-12-17/reeling-it-in-exodus-a
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Reeling it in: Legos, monuments and great expectations

...the Jews, but this is the art movie I'm watching - it's OK if the story of the art is central. I felt as though the screenwriters were apologizing for not mentioning the holocaust every few minutes. There are moments, especially later in the film...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-02-12/reeling-it-in-legos-mo
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Convoluted mess with clever casting

...plan. Col. Hannibal Smith always has a plan, a point the screenwriters felt was important to remind us of, giving poor Liam Neeson...talking him through the conflict to come. At this point, the screenwriters have the gall to use the words of Ghandi to justify violence...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/061710/pul_655365419.shtml
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'Friday Night Lights' makes the big screen

...For more than a decade, he'd seen too many accomplished screenwriters and directors try and fail. Berg wondered what had gone...talk without the strain that sometimes divides author and screenwriter. ''I called him maybe 10 times,'' Berg said...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/100604/sports_106spo002.shtml
The good, the bad and the ugly of 2007

...remakes of one form or another. With that shocking amount of "returning to the well" going on, it's no doubt that screenwriters in Hollywood are frustrated. Last year, aside from being known as "the year of the threequels," will be remembered...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011708/pulse_3635.shtml
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Movie review: 'Into Darkness' fails to boldly go

...Starfleet brass, it's pretty obvious who he's going to turn out to be. For a good portion of the film, actually, the screenwriters manage to keep the story going in, if not unexpected, at least different directions. Whereas "Wrath of Khan" was about...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-05-22/movie-review-into-dark
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No sleight of hand: 'Now You See Me' a whole lot of fun

...And yes it's schlocky. But it's also a lot of fun, and even though much of it you can see coming a mile away, the screenwriters still manage to keep hidden a twist or two, just to keep you guessing. There's an inherent problem in a movie that makes...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-06-12/no-sleight-of-hand-now
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