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The Good Dinosaur

Opens Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 Synopsis: From the minds of Pixar come this touching tale the poses the question as to what if dinosaurs lived during modern times. Finding Nemo and Up's screenwriter ob Peterson directs. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand, Judy Greer, Bill Hader, Lucas Neff Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Million Dollar Arm

Opens Friday, May 16, 2014 Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, this sports drama from director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Thomas McCarthy follows the journey of an aging American sports agent (Jon Hamm) who attempts to save his failing business by traveling to India and recruiting a cricket pitcher to play in the Major Leagues. Fearing that the recruitment agency he owns with partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi) is about to go bust, sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Hamm) has a flash of inspiration while watching a game of Indian cricket on television: Why search for the next pitching sensation in America, where everyone else is looking, when you can find one in India? Convinced that he's onto something big, J.B. travels to Mumbai with a sharp-eyed veteran scout (Alan Arkin) and announces a nationwide contest to find India's best bowler (the pitcher in cricket). Dubbed the "Million Dollar Arm" competition, it quickly draws in 40,000 hopeful athletes in search of their big break. When 18-year-old finalists Rinku (Suraj Sharma) and Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) come out on top, J.B. arranges for them to train under famed pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton) until they're ready to join the big leagues. Although at first the two talented pitchers experience a serious case of culture shock, in time they begin to adjust to American customs, and their growing relationship with J.B. takes on a familial tone, offering the self-absorbed agent an important life lesson in the power of commitment. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Madhur Mittal, Suraj Sharma Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Belle

Opens Friday, May 2, 2014 Synopsis: Director Amma Asante (A Way of Life) teams with screenwriter Misan Sagay to tell the remarkable story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) in this richly detailed period drama. The illegitimate, mixed-race offspring of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), Dido was raised under the care of her great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson), a noted aristocrat. As a result of her lineage Dido grew up torn between two worlds, longing to find true love as her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) was courted for marriage. Dido's fate took an unexpected turn, however, when she fell in love with the idealistic son of a vicar. Along with Dido, the vicar's son would not only help to advance the career of Lord Mansfield, but to also eventually halt the practice of slavery in England as well. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Matthew Goode, Sarah Gadon Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

One Chance

Opens Friday, Aug 29, 2014 Synopsis: Director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me) teams with screenwriter Justin Zackham (The Bucket List) to tell the story of amateur opera singer Paul Potts (James Corden), who went from meek shop clerk to international superstar after his stunning performance on Britain's Got Talent became a viral video phenomenon. Julie Walters, Colm Meaney, and Mackenzie Crook co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: James Corden, Mackenzie Crook, Julie Walters, Colm Meaney, Jemima Rooper, Alexandra Roach Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

'Out of Order' takes its place among top TV dramas

LOS ANGELES -- Husband-and-wife screenwriters Wayne and Donna Powers are looking forward to this weekend...experiences, the Powers have created the characters of screenwriters Mark and Lorna Colm (Stolz, Huffman), their young son...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/27/tel_373790.shtml
Television
Antimatter Is Real Indeed, But Can Science Tame It?

Writers love antimatter. "Star Trek" screenwriters used it to fuel their TV starships and spike their plots. A screw shakes loose somewhere, threatening to free the antimatter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/01/tec_210712.shtml
XXX Technology
Screenwriter knew how to frame a story

...Dalton Trumbo. But in his time, Mr. Trumbo, who died in 1976, was among Hollywood's most respected and controversial screenwriters. Best remembered as one of the Hollywood Ten, blacklisted and imprisoned for 11 months, Mr. Trumbo's real contribution...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/17/uhl_443411.shtml
Steven Uhles
'Operation Greenlight': All systems go

...Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and producer pal Chris Moore team with Miramax Pictures to hold an online contest for aspiring screenwriters. The winner gets a $1 million budget to make a movie, and the process is chronicled in this 12-part HBO series. Sunday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/03/ent_323440.shtml
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TCM documentary shows conditional love for Oscar

...by actress Hermoine Gingold, accepting on behalf of the screenwriters of the 1956 epic Around the World in 80 Days.The serious...about the Academy's denial of Oscars, even credits, to screenwriters on Sen. Joseph McCarthy's so-called "blacklist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/television/2014-02-10/tcm-documentary-sho
White Collar Counter Culture

In bookstores and movie theaters alike, American authors and screenwriters have began to embrace a subject long since ridiculed for its esoteric insinuations and dark overtones, and brought it into mainstream...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/iriswest/2009-08-10/white-collar-