The Descendants

The Descendants


The Descendants

Release Year: 2011 Director: Alexander Payne Writers: Alexander Payne (screenplay), Nat Faxon (screenplay), Jim Rash (screenplay), Kaui Hart Hemmings (based on her 2007 novel The Descendants) Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause, Patricia Hastie, Beau Bridges, Mary Birdsong, Rob Huebel, Laird Hamilton, Robert Forster, Matthew Lillard, Judy Greer Rating: Won 1 Oscar: Best ..

While You Were Sleeping

While You Were Sleeping


While You Were Sleeping

Release year: 1995 Director: Jon Turteltaub Screenwriter: Daniel G. Sullivan, Fredric Lebow Starring: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle, Jack Warden, Glynis Johns, Micole Mercurio, Jason Bernard Ratings: 1 Golden Globe nomination: Best Actress Comedy/Musical (Sandra Bullock).  Hopeless romantic Lucy (Bullock) lives a lonely life working as a Chicago Transit Authority token collector ..

Love Wrecked

Love Wrecked


Love Wrecked

Release year: 2005 Director: Randal Kleiser Screenwriter: Stephen Langford Starring: Amanda Bynes, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Bennett, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Alfonso Ribeiro, Jackie Long    As a major fan of famous rock star Jason Masters (Carmack), Jenny (Bynes) can’t believe her own luck when she strands on a desert island with him. When she discovers the island ..

Sleeping With Other People

Sleeping With Other People


Sleeping With Other People

Release year: 2015 Director: Leslye Headland Screenwriter: Leslye Headland Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Jason Mantzoukas, Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne, Andrea Savage  Lainey (Brie) and Jake (Sudeikis) lost their virginity to each other as young and afterwards both ends up serial daters. When the run in to each other as adults the start ..

Moon Over Miami

Moon Over Miami


Moon Over Miami

Release year: 1941 Director: Walter Lang Screenwriter: Vincent Lawrence, Brown Holmes, Stephen Powys (based on the play by) Starring: Betty Grable, Don Ameche, Robert Cummings, Carole Landis, Charlotte Greenwood, Jack Haley, Cobina Wright, George Lessey Moviegeek Sunday Classic #242, week 6 2019 when an inheritance is smaller than expected Susan Latimer (Greenwood) and her nieces ..

Chocolat

Chocolat


Chocolat

Release year: 2000 Director: Lasse Hallström Screenwriter: Robert Nelson Jacobs, Joanne Harris (based on the novel by) Starring: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Johnny Depp, Victoire Thivisol, Lena Olin, Peter Stormare, Carrie-Anne Moss  A single mother (Binoche) arrives in a sleepy little village where she quickly stirs things with the delicious chocolates she sells ..

The Age of Adaline

The Age of Adaline


The Age of Adaline

Release year: 2015 Director: Lee Toland Krieger Screenwriter: J.Mills Goodloe, Salvador Paskowitz Starring: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, Lynda Boyd, Hugh Ross (voice) A freak accident in 1929 results in the victim Adaline (Blake Lively) stopping to age. To avoid becoming a curiosity to the government, she is ..

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects


The Usual Suspects

Release Year: 1995 Director: Bryan Singer Writer: Christopher McQuarrie Starring: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak, Stephen Baldwin, Chazz Palminteri, Pete Postlethwaite, Suzy Amis, Giancarlo Esposito, Dan Hedaya Rating: Won 2 Oscars: Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey), Best Original Screenplay. Nominated for 1 Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey). Won 2 ..

One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing

One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing


One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing

Release year: 1975 Director: Robert Stevenson Screenwriter: Bill Walsh, David Forrest (novel) Starring: Peter Ustinov, Bernard Bresslaw, Helen Hayes, Joan Sims, Derek Nimmo, Clive Revill, Hugh Burden, Molly Weir, Natasha Pyne Moviegeek Sunday Classic #241, week 5 2019 Lord Southmere (Nimmo) manage to smuggle a microfilm with the formula for the mysterious ‘Lotus X’. Once ..

Beverly Hills Ninja

Beverly Hills Ninja


Beverly Hills Ninja

Release year: 1997 Director: Dennis Dugan Screenwriter: Mark Feldberg, Mitchell Klebanoff Starring: Chris Farley, Nicolette Sheridan, Chris Rock, Robin Shou, Nathaniel Parker, Soon-Tek Oh, Keith Cooke, Daming Chen After a ship wreck a white baby is raised by ninjas due to an old text telling the legend of the great white ninja. However, despite a ..

The Comancheros

The Comancheros


The Comancheros

Release Year: 1961 Directors: Michael Curtiz, John Wayne (uncredited) Writers: James Edward Grant (screenplay), Clair Huffaker (screenplay), Paul I. Wellman (based on his 1952 novel The Comancheros) Starring: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Nehemiah Persoff, Lee Marvin, Michael Ansara, Patrick Wayne, Bruce Cabot, Joan O’Brien, Jack Elam, Edgar Buchanan Moviegeek Sunday Classic #240, week ..

Just My Point of View…

Just My Point of View…


Just My Point of View…

Just My Point of View… by Michael B. Druxman   SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT REJECTION  “Thank you for submitting your script.  Unfortunately, it does not fit our needs at this time.”  Every writer has received letters like that.  They’re called rejection letters.  I have a whole drawer full of them. If you’re a writer, they come with the territory. ..