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Friday, February 13, 2015

Report Card---"Foxcatcher"

"Foxcatcher" is based on the true, creepy story of one of the Dupont heirs killing a member of his wrestling team.
It made all the papers when it happened.
They managed to turn it into a true, creepy movie.

On to the scoring:

Is it interesting?

It depends on whether you know what happened going in or not.
I did, so it wasn't.

Compelling even?

No. Just creepy.

Is it controversial?


Is it a story worth telling?

I really don't see why.

Is it good storytelling?

It was okay, if you didn't know the facts.

Is it well written?

Nothing special.

Is it well cast? Well played?

So Steve Carell wore a prosthetic nose, and he didn't go for laughs . And they nominated him for an Oscar for this.
Mark Ruffalo was sort of good, I suppose.

Well shot?

Nothing special

Is it too long? Too short?

Too long if you know what's coming. Otherwise, no.

Is it believable? Do you care about the characters?

It was true, and I didn't care.

Is it predictable? Does it surprise you?

Never surprising.

Do you think about it after you've seen it?

Only about why they thought that this was a movie worth making.

Is it funny?


Would it have been worth the thirteen bucks it would have cost to see it in the movies?

It's not worth anybody's time, anywhere.

Is it impressive?

It is dreary.

Overall grade: D.

PLEASE stop making historical pictures for no reason!!


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And now, we've got my reading of my "Laverne and Shirley Movie" screenplay on YouTube.




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Hi. I am, according to my Wikipedia entry,(which I did not create) a noted television writer, playwright, screenwriter, and occasional actor. You can Google me or go to the IMDB to get my credits, and you can come here to get my opinions on things, which I'll try to express eloquently. Hopefully I'll succeed. You can also e-mail me at Perhaps my biggest claim to fame is being responsible, for about six months in 1975, while Head Writer for the "Happy Days" TV series, for Americans saying to each other "Sit on it."