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  • Locked Down

    Locked Down

    – Hey, do you think you could write a script about COVID? Something relatable.

    – A relatable COVID script?

    – Yeah, you know, people drinking a lot, orating in the streets, Zoom calling, generally losing their minds. With a diamond heist.

    – A relatable COVID heist movie?

    – Yeah and I'm thinking one of the characters can be a CEO...

    – A relatable COVID heist movie about a CEO.

    – ... who doesn't pay her internet bill so her Zoom…

  • Spin a Dark Web

    Spin a Dark Web

    ★★

    Aspires to be a minor Phil Karlson film, but doesn't get there.

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  • Her

    Her

    Here is my Her challenge. Take the 230-word dialogue excerpt below from Her, which is fairly representative of the film's dialogue in general, and count the number of concrete nouns. If you get a total greater than zero, redo this step because you did it wrong. Then do the same count with the 90-word love poem which follows, which I found at the first link that popped up when I googled "bad teenage poetry". Again you should get a total…

  • Frogs

    Frogs

    Fun FROGS fact: just as you have a school of fish, a colony of ants, a gaggle of geese or a plague of locusts, the correct term for a collection of frogs is an army. So perhaps frogs can form an organized attack force after all, though you'd never guess it from this movie.

    About a third of the footage in this film is National Geographic style closeups of iguanas, bullfrogs and vipers trying to look as threatening as possible.…