ACTION Movie Scene of the Day: Freeway Chase Scene. From SALT (2010)

CLIP DESCRIPTION:
Salt (Angelina Jolie) jumps from truck to truck on the freeway, steals a motorcycle and successfully evades the agents chasing her.

FILM DESCRIPTION:
As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt (Jolie) swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt’s efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: “Who Is Salt?”-

CREDITS:
TM & © Sony (2010)
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Liev Schreiber, Angelina Jolie
Director: Phillip Noyce
Producers: William M. Connor, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ryan Kavanaugh, Ric Kidney, Paul A. Levin, Sunil Perkash, Mark Vahradian
Screenwriter: Kurt Wimmer

TRANSFORMERS: The Last Knight – Here’s what the critics say about it.

transformers the last knight16% of critics have this movie a favorable review.

Critics Consensus: Cacophonous, thinly plotted, and boasting state-of-the-art special effects, The Last Knight is pretty much what you’d expect from the fifth installment of the Transformers franchise.

 

 

 

A movie that’s cut like the world’s longest and most tedious trailer, pinballing from scene to scene and rarely spending more than a few seconds on any single shot.

June 22, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

I am not going to try to explain the story- after watching this movie I may never try to explain another story ever again.

June 22, 2017 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

All the best moments in the movie-pure images, devoid of symbol and, for that matter, nearly empty of sense-go by too fast, are held too briefly, are developed too little.

June 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Distilled to its essence, The Last Knight is an orgy of incoherence, a sensory assault that suffocates the viewer in a cavalcade of special effects incontinence.

June 21, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Every time Michael Bay directs another Transformers abomination (this is the fifth), the movies die a little. This one makes the summer’s other blockbuster misfires look like masterpieces.

June 21, 2017 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

A movie that is at once loud yet incoherent, complex yet idiotic, and expensive yet worthless.

June 20, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

ACTION BEST SCENE SHORT Script Reading of TURNT, by Haldane Dane Hamilton

Genre: Action, Comedy

After 19 year old Sammy gets his license suspended he is sent to spend a week with his uncle Greg a retired Navy Captain to learn a few things about ethics. After Uncle Greg goes away for the weekend to a seminar he leaves “CLEARLAKE” his private yacht. Knowing this Sammy’s decides to solicit his friend, a wanna be ladies man, to have a yacht party.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Malcolm: Hugh Ritchie
Sammy: Geoff Mays
Hot Chick: Pip Dwyer
Hot Chick 2: Ariel Brooker

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The screenplay is about an irresponsible teenager who mother feels he needs a lesson in ethics.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Suspense/Drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It should be made into a movie because I believe that its authentic storyline will captivate the
audience attention.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Original Idea

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Waiting to Exhale

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

1 month

How many stories have you written?

50+

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Freedom by Pharrell Williams

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I was moving at the time.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I am passionate about farming.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

.I wanted to seek professionals feedback on how to take my writing career to the next level. I was
as happy as a rooster at dawn.

*****

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

ACTION Best Scene Reading of CADEBY by David James Keogh

Genre: Action, War, Romance, History

When Vikings invade the village of Cadeby a small band of desperately unprepared people must defend it or lose everything.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Robyn: Andrea Meister
Father Rogan: Brian Carleton
Urman: Anthony Botelho
Ailsa: Konstantina Mantelos
Fáelán: Jack Comerford
John: Jordy Kieto

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

England, 425AD – the Romans have abandoned Britain and the land has fallen into chaos. Small groups of Britons remain and try to keep their traditional ways. But a dark cloud is descending – Vikings raid the coast and threaten the village of Cadeby. This story is about how an unlikely band of elderly and infirm villagers defend their village, led by a Blind Priest, a Dwarf, a young inexperienced warrior, a teenage Pictish girl and a one-armed war veteran. It’s a story of love, loss, survival and the lengths people will go to defend what is theirs against the odds.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Historical Fiction / Drama and Action but a central love story too.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It has been professionally reviewed a number of times and been compared to Braveheart, has won 11 Best Screenplay laurels (with 6 as outright winner) and is a great story of early Britain that remains untold. Cadeby is a real village in Lincolnshire (it’s abandoned now). The film has real characters, is gritty and truthful and has had an astounding reaction from everyone who has read it. It needs to be made because cinema needs these big, real stories to compete against the current trend of blockbuster gumph.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Tragic, Heart-Stopping

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Ooohhhh . This is a tie between Braveheart, Aliens, Planes Trains and Automobiles and The Godfather. All perfect films in their own way and all with perfect characters – even in the smallest of roles.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

18 months – it has been edited and changed a number of times following feedback and reviews. The story has been in my head for a few years though.

How many stories have you written?

Many – I used to write them all the time when I was a kid but then became and adult and forgot… until I wrote Cadeby (my first screenplay). My second screenplay, ‘Think Forward’ has won its first two awards tooI have also co-written a movie called Destination Dewsbury which comes out next year, a short film called ‘Misunderstood’ about ADHD which will be made this year and am currently writing a horror film and a 6 Part TV series. My head is filled with stories and I intend to write them all.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

I love the Lord Of The Rings soundtracks and the Braveheart soundtracks – but my favourite songs are too many to list here. Let me go for The Show Must Go On by Queen – probably my favourite band.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Knowing what feedback to listen to and what to ignore – you have to be confident enough in the story to know when you are right. Also, procrastination and finding a million other things to do when I should be writing! I also hate when I have checked the Think a million times and then find a spelling mistake I have somehow missed…

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Acting – I am also a professional actor – I just love movies and I think that is reflected in my writing style.. I should also say my wife and my 2 boys or they will linch me. 🙂

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

It felt like a place where your work would be cared for where you get help as well a well done or a rejection. I suspect a number of festivals get so many screenplays that they don’t even read most of them. These guys really care and take a lot of time helping you improve the writing and that means a lot. The feedback was excellent actually and spot on – I acted on most of it because it made sense – a writer should never be scared to listen to good feedback. These guys especially know what they are doing because they clearly love films. Easily the best festival I have worked with.

*****

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

ACTION Movie Scene of the Day: The Pharaoh is Killed – From the 1999 Mummy Movie

Anck Su Namun (Patricia Velasquez) and High Priest Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) kill the Pharaoh (Ahraon Ipalé).

 

FILM DESCRIPTION:
Loosely adapted from the classic 1932 horror film starring Boris Karloff, The Mummy is set in Egypt, where over 3,000 years ago the high priest Imhotep (played by Arnold Vosloo) was given the all-important assignment of preparing the recently dead for their journey into the afterlife. However, Imhotep made one terrible mistake – he became smitten with Anck-Su-Namun, the mistress of the Pharaoh himself. Driven mad by jealousy and love, Imhotep murdered the Pharaoh, and his punishment was to be buried alive and suffer the torment of an eternal life in his wretched tomb. In 1925, a band of adventurers seeking fame and fortune – led by Rick O’Connel (Brendan Fraser), an American expatriate who has joined the foreign legion, and Evelyn Carnarvon (Rachel Weisz), an amateur archeologist – find a previously unknown burial site in Egypt. The team starts to dig, hoping to find lost riches, but instead they disturb the tomb of Imhotep, and soon the cursed priest rises from his grave to wreck vengeance on humanity. The Mummy was written and directed by Stephen Sommers, whose previous cinematic journeys into the past include The Jungle Book and The Adventures Of Huck Finn.

May 2017 Action/Adventure Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Action/Adventure Story to the Festival Today: http://actionadventurefestival.com

 

ACTORNOVEL Transcript: BE SILENT
May 2017 Reading
by Danie Botha

ACTORNOVEL Transcript: OUTBREAK MUTINY
May 2017 Reading
by Jay Sandlin
ACTORACTION BEST Scene – A SECRET JOURNEY
May 2017 Reading
by Gary A. Piazza

ACTORACTION BEST Scene – FIEND
May 2017 Reading
by Andrew Samuelsen

ACTORFANTASY BEST Scene – BRAD ACTUALLY
May 2017 Reading
by Jeremy Bonali & Alex Quinn

ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene – FOUR IN THE DOOR
May 2017 Reading
by Alan & Linda Barkley
ACTORTV BEST Scene – INFINITY’S EDGE
May 2017 Reading
by Anthony M. Dionisio

ACTORNOVEL Transcript: DIGBY’S DIARY
May 2017 Reading
by E.D. Bird
ACTORSCI-FI BEST Scene – AMERICAN INDIAN UPRISING
May 2017 Reading
by Allen Cody

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – TRISKEL
May 2017 Reading
by Brian K. Palmer
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – ROUND TRIP
May 2017 Reading
by Sherwin Allen

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – THE VOLUNTEER
May 2017 Reading
by Christopher Michaels
ACTORTV SPEC of SUPERNATURAL
May 2017 Reading
by Bonnie Bonaduce

ACTORACTION FEATURE Screenplay – THE FLIGHT OF THE SOULS
May 2017 Reading
by Guy Quigley
ACTORFAN FICTION FEATURE Screenplay – MARVEL ZOMBIES
May 2017 Reading
by Christopher J. Valin

festival posterWALKING SUPPLY, 25min, Canada, Crime/Thriller
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festival posterFANTOME, 13min, Canada, Horror/Drama
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****

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

 

ACTION Movie Scene of the Day: Spider-Man 2 – Stopping the Train

Spider-Man 2 – Stopping the Train: Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire) uses all his strength to stop a speeding train full of passengers from going off the rails. Directed by Sam Raimi

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