3 items from 2009
For the fourth consecutive year Hollywood has selected its Black List, a compilation of the top unproduced screenplays for 2009. Over 300 film professionals were asked to submit the titles of up to ten of their favorite screenplays. The only condition for the picks were that the projects would not be released in theaters this year. That means some of the Black List honorees may be in the process of being turned into movies but by far the majority remain thoughts on digital ink, a blueprint for grand dramatic ideas, high-reaching adventure and controversial ideas waiting to be burned to light.
For a screenplay to have made it onto the Black List it must have received at least five votes for it. Some scripts have five votes while the top-rated screenplay received 47 votes. That doesn't mean that the script with the most votes is the best screenplay of the year; it means »
- Patrick Sauriol
Episode #63: “The Reunion”
Debut: Sunday, Oct. 4 (9:00-9:30 p.m. Et/Pt)
Directed by Jeff Schaffer.
Episode #64: “The Hot Towel”
Debut: Sunday, Oct. 11 (9:00-9:30 p.m.)
Larry rats out Christian Slater at Ted (Ted Danson) and Mary’s (Mary Steenburgen) anniversary party, but later gets his payback at a restaurant rendezvous with an old flame (Sherry Stringfield); Larry’s doctor (Philip Baker Hall) regrets ever giving him his personal number.
Directed by Alec Berg.
Episode #65: “Denise Handicapped”
Debut: Sunday, Oct. 18 (9:00-9:35 p.m.)
Larry learns to embrace the upside of disability without actually being disabled, »
- Jon Lachonis
By Stephen Saito
When Stanislavsky decreed, "there are no small parts, only small actors," Matt Damon was listening. In a career that started with one line in "Mystic Pizza," Damon has risen to the ranks of the A-list. Yet as Damon's star has gotten bigger, the roles have gotten smaller -- most recently, the "Bourne" star reaffirmed his status as king of cameos with his brief appearance in "Che: Part II," in which he plays Father Schwartz, a German priest fluent in Spanish who attempts to negotiate with rebel forces in Bolivia, with screen time of less than a minute. Though his finest pint-sized performance likely went down on the small screen last year in Sarah Silverman's serenade "I'm Fucking Matt Damon," no one has done more random onscreen favors for friends than Damon, who has been around the world more than Jason Bourne and worn crazier get-ups than »
- Stephen Saito
3 items from 2009
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