Apr 182022
 

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The Rewrite

DirectorMarc Lawrence

Year2014

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Keith Michaels is a divorced and depressed screenwriter whose only successful work was Paradise Misplaced, which won the Best Screenplay Award fifteen years ago. Unemployed and low on funds after a long period of unsuccessful pitching, he reluctantly takes up a job teaching screenwriting at Binghamton University in Upstate New York.

On arrival, Keith angers fellow professor Mary Weldon with derogatory comments about Jane Austen and other misogynistic behavior; he also strikes up an unethical relationship with a young undergraduate student, Karen Gabney, which ends quickly. Keith also does not believe in the concept of teaching and is scornful of his job, as exemplified by his selecting mostly women students for his class based solely on their appearance and then dismissing the class for a month.

After being publicly challenged by an outraged Karen about his competence, Keith starts to devote more time and effort to coaching his students and helping them discover their passion and improve their writing; he finds great potential in Clem Ronson, a shy and awkward nerd, whose script quickly garners the interest of Keith’s agent, Elle. Keith also forms a friendship with mature student Holly Carpenter, a single mother of two who is in a steady but unloving relationship. The two of them often disagree on their perspectives on life, where Keith believes that nothing will salvage his failing career or mend his relationship with his estranged son Alex, whereas Holly maintains an optimistic outlook on life and believes that with effort, talents can be developed and problems can be solved. Despite their differences, Keith finds enlightenment in Holly’s advice and makes the first move in contacting Alex.

However, Keith’s problems worsen when his outline for Paradise Misplaced II gets rejected and he faces expulsion from the school after his short-lived relationship with Karen is exposed. In frustration, Keith gets into an argument with Holly and decides to leave the school. As a last parting gesture, he accompanies Clem to Manhattan to meet with Hollywood film producers. Halfway through the meeting, Keith has an epiphany about how he has helped his students and, leaving a newly confident Clem to resume the meeting by himself, he heads back to Binghamton to save his job — which he manages to do with a sincere apology to Professor Weldon. In a revelation of his renewed priorities, Keith expresses admiration for Holly’s determination in life and they both confess their love for each other. He also declines Elle’s invitation to return to Hollywood, as he has decided to stay in Binghamton to teach and write a screenplay based on his experience there; and he tells Elle not to call during class hours.

Keith is welcomed back warmly by his students and apologizes to Karen. The film ends with Keith’s phone flashing with a voicemail from Alex.

Feb 162022
 

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife

DirectorJason Reitman

Year2021

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In June 2021, Egon Spengler captures an entity in occultist Ivo Shandor’s mine in Summerville, Oklahoma, and lures a separate creature to his farm. Egon activates an elaborate setup in his ground, but the power fails, and he conceals the ghost trap in his home before being attacked by the creature and suffering a fatal heart attack. His estranged, financially struggling daughter Callie inherits the farm, and moves there with her children Trevor and Phoebe after being evicted from their Chicago apartment. Trevor becomes infatuated with carhop Lucky Domingo, and the scientifically-minded Phoebe enrolls in a summer science class taught by seismologist Gary Grooberson.

Phoebe discovers the farmhouse is haunted and the ghost residing in it leads her to the ghost trap, which she shows to Gary and her new friend Podcast. Gary, a fan of the Ghostbusters, helps Phoebe learn more about them and her grandfather. He, Phoebe, and Podcast tamper with the trap, releasing one of Gozer the Gozerian’s Sentinels that escapes to the mine. The farm ghost leads Phoebe to Egon’s underground laboratory and, realizing the ghost is her grandfather, she restores the Ghostbusters’ equipment under his guidance. While testing the proton pack with Podcast, they fight a ghost that haunts Shandor’s foundry and flees to the town. Having repaired the Ghostbusters’ Cadillac Ecto-1’s engine, Trevor uses the car to chase the ghost with Phoebe and Podcast; they capture the ghost but are arrested for the damage incurred and their equipment is seized. Recalling the Ghostbusters’ telephone number, Phoebe contacts Ray Stantz for help and tells him Egon has died. Ray in turn informs Phoebe of what became of the Ghostbusters following their defeat of Vigo the Carpathian[b] and reveals that after the Ghostbusters had disbanded, Egon had stolen equipment and moved to Summerville to pursue an unspecified threat. Egon’s ghost leads Callie to a wall of detailed notes and pictures he kept of his daughter’s life, showing he cared about her more than she thought.

Phoebe, Podcast, Lucky, and Trevor find a Gozerian temple within the mine. Exploring further, they discover Shandor is alive in his casket, and automated proton cannons installed by Egon that hinder Gozer’s attempts to cross over. Zuul and Vinz Clortho possess Callie and Gary, respectively, and destroy Egon’s equipment, allowing Gozer to escape. Shandor awakes and pledges his fealty to Gozer but is killed, nonetheless.

The children discover Egon’s setup is a trap field, an array of traps buried around the property. With the town distracted by supernatural chaos, the children recover the seized equipment and travel to the mine. Phoebe distracts Gozer so Podcast can capture Zuul, freeing Callie and weakening Gozer’s physical form. They lure Gozer to the trap field, but it malfunctions and Gozer frees Zuul, who possesses Lucky and fully restores Gozer’s power. Ray and the other surviving original Ghostbusters, Peter Venkman and Winston Zeddemore, arrive to help, and Gozer, after having already killed Egon, seeks to complete their revenge against the quartet for vanquishing them.[c] Supported by Egon’s now-visible ghost, Phoebe fights Gozer with her proton pack. The Ghostbusters help Phoebe restrain Gozer by crossing their proton streams while Trevor uses his to charge the traps’ power source, allowing Callie to activate the ghost traps, capturing Gozer and their minions. Egon reconciles with his family and friends before departing for the hereafter.

Later, Peter is revealed to be married to Dana Barrett. Winston, having become a wealthy businessman since leaving the Ghostbusters, returns the Ecto-1 to the Ghostbusters’ firehouse. In the basement, a light on the ecto-containment unit flashes red.