A Dream on Repeat

By LR Forgues *Found in old ‘ideas’ notebook. Date written – unknown.   Through that strange fog of sleep, a picture emerges…slowly. It becomes apparent that I am no longer…here. I am in a…different place; a place that I find intensely familiar, yet I know that I’ve never been.  I see the same thing every […]

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The Cross Over

*Originally written 2002 for intended submission to BMW for consideration for their short film / commercial series ‘The Hire’, starring Clive Owen. Last surviving hard-copy recently found in storage and transcribed here. **Edited for content and pacing Smash cut from Black… …to a wide-screen telephoto shot of the sun, centered in the frame huge and […]

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Grim Draw

An early Screen Story by LR Forgues *Transcribed from lone hard-copy found in storage and edited for pacing and content. Setting – a prosperous mining town somewhere in the American Midwest, circa the 1870s. People are everywhere but on this particular day, many folks have convened onto the dusty Main Street, preparing to witness one […]

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Soul Ride

  An early Screen Story by LR Forgues (Originally written July, 1996. Transcribed from found hard-copy version and edited for content and pacing) Scene 1 – Dealing Murder Smash cut to a wide aerial shot drifting in from over the calm ocean water, toward a large sea-side town at dusk. -Cut- Exterior. Dusk. We see […]

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Bad Boys for Life (2020)

I’m a child of the 1980’s and as a result I have a cheesy love for classic 80’s high-concept ‘buddy cop’ action movies such as the Lethal Weapon series. Somewhere around 1988, and the subsequent release of the movie that changed the Action Movie genre pretty much forever, Die Hard, audiences seemed to favor less […]

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1917 (2019)

In a word…RIVETING. If nothing else, proven director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) and masterful DoP Roger Deakins deserve a massive round of applause for the technical achievement that 1917 is. The effort and care that went into crafting this deceptively simple story is clear to see onscreen and I personally found this instant classic of a […]

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Waterworld – The Ulysses Cut (1995)

Back in the day, when I was a movie-geek teenage’d nerd in the 90’s, I routinely kept up on the large Hollywood flicks as they moved through Production, usually through my trusty Entertainment Weekly magazine. One such production was Waterworld, a big budget Summer Tentpole action / sci-fi starring Hot-At-The-Time Kevin Costner (The Untouchables), that’s […]

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Midway (2019)

I had a pretty good idea what to expect going into Midway with two of my nephews (ages 13 and 16, and cool dudes too) this morning…and I was not let down. Given that the WW2 flick detailing the tense and desperate build up to the battle of Midway in the South Pacific was led […]

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Doctor Sleep (2019)

Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel The Shining holds a special place in my horror-loving heart, as it is one of THOSE movies; those that burn a place in the psyche when they first play over your peepers. Having said that, I do first acknowledge that, despite some people insistence, The Shining […]

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Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

Where to begin… I love almost every film that James Cameron has directed, going back to the age of 9 when he scared the shit out of me with Aliens, thus altering my entire view of ‘fiction’ and the creation of it, in any medium. This most certainly includes the first two flicks in the […]

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