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Script 2 Script 23: Disaster Artist

Being fans of MST3K and Rifftrax, we’ve naturally seen The Room. So when Greg Sestero wrote a book about the making of the movie and his friendship to the Latvian revenant known as Tommy Wiseau we listened to the audio book on a drive across the country. Which meant we had no choice but to watch the movie made and based off the book as well.

This episode is a bit different in that we’re not just discussing the differences between a book and an adaptation so much as the differences between the reality presented in the book and that shown in the movie, the Disaster Artist.

Updated to fix previous mistakes.

Script 2 Script 26: Deathwish

There’s been a revival of the vigilante on a revenge quest movies lately which means it must be time to review one of the movies that kicked off the trend. Death Wish is the the book that the movie inherited its title from. And like True Grit before, it also garnered a remake.

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Script 2 Script 25: Truer Grit

Yes, over 2 years late here it actually is. I have found it… I think. They never say the title and I’m not gonna listen to the whole thing to check. -W

Not all adaptations are made equally. Sometimes they get made and Hollywood, being the land of originality and creativity, decides to try and remake it. This episode we’re talking about a book so nice they adapted it twice. True Grit.

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Script 2 Script 21: Real Murders

If you were an author that wrote something that seemed inherently silly there are a lot of ways to deal with it. One way might be to rewrite it so that it’s not so silly. Another might be to just live with it and learn to accept it knowing that readers will take cues from your confidence. The worst and most common way is to simply hand a lampshade on it and smirk at the audience.

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Script 2 Script 18: The Crow

Do you, like Buzzfeed’s target audience, remember the nineties? Jnco jeans, ska band music, the discontinuation of Planters Cheezballs? Sometime we also awaken in cold sweats remembering the kids who wore The Crow makeup to school. Something Vanessa actually had in high school. Tim only saw about half a dozen people dress up as The Crow for every halloween until nineteen ninety nine.

If you hadn’t figured it out already, we’re talking about the comic turned movie, The Crow. Now it’s just starting to sound weird. The crow. tHE crOW. the crooow. Does that sound right to anyone else?

The bones of the plot carries over well from the comic to the movie. Bad guys randomly kill a guy and his girlfriend. The guy comes back from the dead one year later to wreak vengeance, his spirit carried back by a crow. Six months later he’s buying and selling land in the city while flipping tenements for profit.

The movie adds some very weird angles like implied incest and black magic. It’s not a bad movie but we doubt that it would have been fondly remembered if it hadn’t lead to the death of Brandon Lee during a stunt accident. We think both are equally worth reading and watching.

Script 2 Script 17: Die Hard

Holiday movies suck rancid balls. That may be a controversial statement around here as we’re sure everyone reading gets quite a kick out of watching Lifetime crank out more Christmas movies than could be supported by an advent calendar that starts on Halloween. So what are you to do when people pester you what “holiday” movie you want to watch. The threat of such turds such as Jingle All the Way and The Santa Clause may make you grasp for the safety of irony and latch onto Die Hard. Continue reading Script 2 Script 17: Die Hard

Script 2 Script 16: Ella Enchanted

Now for something a little on the lighter reading side. Tim and Vanessa read and watch Ella Enchanted. The story takes place in a somewhat fairytale world where there are centaurs who are basically dumb children along with giants and fairies. An obnoxious fairy bestows what she considers a gift upon the main character, Ella. She has to be obedient to anyone who tells her to do something. This causes her life to become hell when an evil step sister discovers this gift. Continue reading Script 2 Script 16: Ella Enchanted

Script 2 Script 15: Frankenstein

We’ve done a number of modern books on Script 2 Script but let it not be said we don’t go back. In seeking out a classic, we go all the way back to what may be the first science fiction novel, Frankenstein. Continue reading Script 2 Script 15: Frankenstein