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Finally got to see Underwater and Seberg Charlie's Angels (2019) Blu-ray is out and the video and audio are awesome. Charlie's Angels Worldwide Gross At $57.7 Million on a $48 Million Budget after 4 Weeks of Release Charlie's Angels Worldwide Gross At $57.7 Million on a $48 Million Budget after 4 Weeks of Release Charlie's Angels Stars, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska and Kristen Stewart are ranked #4, #6 and #8, on the IMDb STARmeter! Charlie's Angels Box Office Numbers In Comparison to Ford V Ferrari (Opening Weekend) Perhaps Charlie's Angels didn't do as well as expected because U.S. moviegoers are becoming increasingly fickle. My Charlie's Angels review * Contains spoilers * Kristen is #8 on the IMDb STARmeter this week! (Edit: 11/25/19) View all posts >


The character I'm writing for Kristen is a culmination of several of her previous roles, either in the way her character acts and behaves, her character's ideologies, or the situation her character is confronted with. These roles which bear similarities include: [i]Panic Room, Speak, Fierce People, The Messengers, Into the Wild, The Cake Eaters, Welcome to the Rileys, New Moon, Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Snow White and the Huntsman, On the Road, Camp X-Ray, American Ultra, Equals, Cafe Society, Personal Shopper, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Seberg, and Underwater.[/i] In other words, I know she has the range to pull it off, for if you combine all these roles, she's pretty much played the wide ranging and layered part I have written for her. If I were to compare this role to a compilation of similar roles played by other actresses I would include, for the dystopian scenes: Jodie Foster in "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Flightplan" Emily Blunt in "A Quiet Place" Jennifer Connelly in "Dark City" Audrey Tatou in "The Da Vinci Code" Amanda Seyfried in "In Time" Juliette Lewis in "Strange Days" Natalie Portman in "Black Swan" and "V for Vendetta" Mia Farrow in "Rosemary's Baby" Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty" Carrie-Anne Moss in "The Matrix" Samantha Morton in "Minority Report" Alicia Vikander in "Ex Machina" Sean Young in "Blade Runner" Geena Davis in "Thelma & Louise" Michelle Monaghan in "Eagle Eye" Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games" Marion Cotillard in "Inception" Angelina Jolie in "Changeling" And for the utopian scenes: Carrie Fisher in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" Michelle Dockery in "Downton Abbey" Emilia Clarke in "Game of Thrones" Scarlett Johansson in "The Other Boleyn Girl" Liv Tyler in "The Lord of the Rings" Julia Roberts in "Erin Brockovich" and "Conspiracy Theory" Saoirse Ronan in "Mary Queen of Scots" Robin Wright in "The Princess Bride" Geena Davis in "A League of their Own" Keira Knightly in "Pride & Prejudice" As far as the backdrop for the dystopian scenes, of all the films Kristen has starred in, the fictional world would most resemble that of "Equals". If I were to compare it to all films released in the past, I would bear similarities to films such as "Blade Runner", "Ready Player One", "Elysium", "The Hunger Games", "Strange Days", "Logan's Run", "A.I. Artificial Intelligence", "Nineteen Eighty-Four", "Transcendence", "In Time", "Minority Report", "Soylent Green", "V for Vendetta", and "In Time". Thanks for asking, Ron. The screenplay is ultimately about the battle between good versus evil, with underlying social justice implications which are huge, relevant and timely, especially in light of the pandemic--yeah, I regard Kristen as the premiere social justice warrior actress of her generation--pitted against the backdrop of a looming existential crisis which threatens the very survival of mankind. This may sound like a post-apocalyptic scenario, but it's much more than that, since it's mainly a cautionary tale of what could happen if mankind doesn't make major changes to avert such a worldwide catastrophe. Without giving away much of the storyline, I would describe it as a script where the beginning and ending scenes are utopian while the rest of the script is predominantly dystopian. I don't have any connections in Hollywood other than knowing a few who work in the industry, one of whom played an integral role in producing, directing, shooting and editing a low budget film. One of my coworkers starred in a medium budget animated feature produced by Village Roadshow Pictures and has a casual relationship, you know the kind that send text messages to one another on occasion, with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Not sure if he knows The Rock well enough that he would give him the time of day if he sent my screenplay query letter his way. Another workmate of mine works on the sets of local Hawaii television productions such as Hawaii Five-O and Magnum P.I., as well as on sets of some Hollywood feature films that are shot in Hawaii. So most likely I'll probably have to go the traditional route of either hiring an agent or taking my chances by submitting a query letter to some production companies which have an open submission policy. Another option would be to enter my screenplay into screenwriting competitions to get the needed exposure. But before I do any of this, hopefully there is a way to send my script directly to Kristen, as she is one of the biggest motivational factors behind writing it in the first place, as I believe she is the perfect actress to play the part. I recall Kristen mentioning on more than one occasion that if someone had a script that she might be able to use, to send it her way. For this reason I've been watching several of her past interviews to find which one it was. So if this is true, I'm guessing it will mean to send a query letter to her agent. I know she's currently busy with writing and making preparations to secure financing to direct her own feature film, "The Chronology of Water," so even if she were interested, she would have to put it on the backburner. [b]Underwater[/b] definitely provided lots of edge-of-your-seat action and suspense, however, like you mentioned, it wasn't as fleshed out as it could have been regarding the protagonist (Kristen) who we don't know much about other than she's a crackerjack mechanical engineer who is brave enough, even in the face of death, to want to help rescue her colleagues from the threats they face on the sea floor, seven miles beneath the surface, as well as the antagonists (humanoid creatures) who are physically imposing and fierce, yet that's all we really know about them. As far as my screenplay, Kristen's character will be loosely based on a biblical figure, who I believe is the perfect choice in the sense that throughout the film, she will be going on what is known as the hero's journey, where the character starts off living in an ordinary world with a relatively normal life until she is faced with extreme temptations and challenges which will test her physical, psychological and moral fabric to the very core. Her character will hit rock bottom and descend to the darkest recesses of her life. The character would then begin her transformation from a figurative death to rebirth, meet her maker so to speak, and eventually return full circle to the woman she once was, only this time, she will be the master of her own destiny. Without question her character will be very layered, multidimensional and deep. But I don't worry about whether Kristen can pull this off as she's done so time and time again throughout her career--most notably in Seberg where her character's aspirations fall in line with what the character I've written for Kristen aspires to be. Although her character's Biblical counterpart lived thousands of years ago, the story is set in the not so distant future, where the backdrop will be much different than it is even compared to today. Her character will struggle to do what is right, but every step of the way she is confronted by opposing forces that force her to change for the better or for the worse, as even those closest to her and whom she holds most dear, will eventually betray and abandon her. She will get to the point that she is so confused and disheartened that death appears to be the only way out. I should also add that her character will be very likeable, not so much in the beginning, but by the time her journey comes full circle, she'll be one that her friends will highly admire and even her enemies will come to respect. So far, I've written almost 170 pages of script and have cut it down to 150 pages, which is the rough equivalent to a two-and-one-half hour movie, if you go by the rule of thumb of a page per minute of screen time. For the past five months I've tried keeping it under two hours, yet every time I shave off some dialogue or unnecessary action, I think of something new, which adds to the page count. So this may turn out to be more of a bigger budget epic film which exceeds well over two hours instead of the lean and mean, micro-budget indie flick I initially set out to write. If Kristen ever decides to direct and act in a film based on this screenplay, I'm not sure how she will secure enough funding to make it into a big budget production--although the heart and soul of the film is her character and the characters she interacts with, so it should easily be in the realm of possibility to make this into a medium budget, or even a small budget indie. From the start, I intended on writing this for a four-quadrant film that will appeal to both males and females of all ages, well except for children under 13. If it ever gets the green light, I guess she'll have to go with cheesy CGI and special effects if they choose to go the small or even micro-budget route. Adventureland Clouds of Sils Maria The Cake Eaters Before doing this edit, I never truly appreciated Kristen's impressive use of her physicality on display in [i]Charlie's Angels[/i], the way she could non-verbally convey not just emotion, but even her thoughts using subtle and nuanced, and sometimes, not so subtle and not so nuanced, facial expressions and body language/gestures. This, along with her comedic talent in CA, which was likewise quite noticeable in her guest host appearances on SNL, solidifies her as an actress who can play a wide variety of roles. While I did take notice of this while watching CA in a theater, it was not until I broke down her performance, scene-by-scene, clip-by-clip, and frame-by-frame, that this became even more readily apparent. I initially intended on using some of her funnier comedic dialogue in this edit, but for some reason when I added these clips to the video editing software I used, the video and audio did not sync up chronologically for some odd reason. So I decided on doing a music video type edit with just video clips synced to the music. [quote]I was surprised that Cats did so poorly, given that it seemed to be such a well liked play genre.[/quote] [b]Cats[/b] is the only musical I watched on Broadway (Manhattan, NYC) and I'm glad I did. Admittedly, I do not recall much offhand about the storyline, but I vividly recall it was a visual spectacle, with very high-energy performances by its cast members. A friend of my dad claimed that he watched it over a dozen times for that very reason. It's no wonder that this stage play started the megamusical phenomenon. IMO, [i]Charlie's Angels[/i] was the third best film in the action comedy genre released in 2019, after "Shazam!" and "Men in Black: International", although I must say the storyline of CA was more memorable than both of these films, as they too, like "Cats", relied more on razzle-dazzle than on substance. CA on the other hand relied much more on the performances of its leads, which is pretty much what the critics consensus liked about this movie. If there's any consolation, at least [i]Charlie's Angel's[/i] made more in domestic box office revenue than [b]Cats[/b] on opening weekend, $8.3 million versus $6.5 million, respectively. Surprising, as Cats had a production budget that was nearly twice as much as CA, $95 million versus $48 million, respectively. Cats was directed by Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper, while the screenplay was written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Lee Hall. Cats also boasted a pretty impressive ensemble cast, led by Judi Dench, James Corden, Idris Alba, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo, Ian McKellan, Rebel Wilson and Taylor Swift. Films with international appeal typically make a lot more box office revenue overseas compared to domestic. Some could argue that when this happens it means the film has universal appeal, instead of appealing to just moviegoers who live in the United States. Here are some examples of this for films released in 2019: [quote][b]Avengers: Endgame - Domestic (30.7%) The Lion King -Domestic (32.8%) Spider-Man: Far From Home - Domestic (34.5%) Joker - Domestic (31.4%) Aladdin - Domestic (33.8%) Frozen II - Domestic (35.8%) How to Train Your Dragon - The Hidden World (30.9%) Maleficent - Mistress of Evil (23.1%) Pokemon Detective Pikachu - (33.4%) The Secret Life of Pets - (36.9 %) Alita: Battle Angel - (21.2%) Godzilla: The King of Monsters - (28.6%) Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood - (37.9%) Shazam! - (38.5%) Dumbo - (32.5%) Terminator: Dark Fate - (23.8%) Men in Black: International - (31.5%) Dark Phoenix - (26.1%) Annabelle Comes Home - (32.4%) Jumanji: The Next Level - (32.1%) Abominable - (34.2%) Gemini Man - (28%) Escape Room - (36.6%) The Angry Birds Movie 2 - (28.3%) Ad Astra - (39.5%) Wonder Park - (37.8%) Last Christmas - (34.1%) The Hustle - (37.3%) A Dog's Journey - (31.4%) After - (17.5%) Anna - (25%) [/b][/quote] Comments like this is one of the main reasons why the former IMDb forum boards closed. So are you implying that there's no way of knowing before a film is released that the audience wants it or not? View all replies >