Logline: After a crushing defeat, three Circassian soldiers escape into the woods with a Russian prisoner. In exchange for his life, he promises to take the trio to a stash of hidden war gold, which forces them to confront difficult questions about their own lives, and the future of their people.
Logline: When high-school senior Zoe is tapped to give a back-to-school speech just months after a fatal shooting, she finds herself awakening to life-changing truths about man’s inhumanity to man.
Logline: When a stubborn wash-up dies, he’s forced to relive a lifetime of mistakes in reverse order–yesterday by yesterday.
When Etherium, a rare substance with powerful magical properties, is discovered on a remote island, the three Ellyrian Isles find themselves embroiled in a cutthroat race to control it. Adventurers flock to the isles in pursuit of wealth and power, finding mystery and danger around every corner.
Indy and me
Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of my favorite movies of all time. It’s a masterpiece. Unlike other popular classics from my generation’s childhood (notably: Star Wars), Raiders did not sweep me off my tiny feet back in the early 1980s. My folks thought they could parentally-guide me through the gruesome bits, as the PG-rating (in a pre-PG-13 world) suggests. It worked until Barranca fell over dead with all those poison darts in his back. I couldn’t handle it, so we had to stop. It was for the best.
They look at each other and ask, “Aren’t we forgetting someone?”
I almost panicked when David Carradine, as Bill in Kill Bill, started talking about Superman. He had a unique theory about Superman’s secret identity dynamic, and I was worried I was about to see someone beat me to the punch. Fortunately, he didn’t.
Before I get started
I never actually promised myself or anyone else that I wouldn’t become one of those grown-up children of the Star Wars generation who can’t stop talking about the saga’s fall, but I still feel a little uncomfortable returning to the subject.