Author Archives: Tracking Board Staff
We are less than a week away from the Writers’ Guild of America potentially going on strike if they cannot reach a deal with the studios by the time the clock strikes midnight on May 2. Neil Turitz looks back at the last strike to make a prediction about how he thinks the next few days will play out.
A man takes his family on a camping trip and his in-laws crash the vacation.
The story revolves around an aging Mossad-trained hitman in New York.
Lily James and Jai Courtney fall in love alongside Christopher Plummer in the new trailer for A24’s upcoming film The Exception.
Launch Pad alums Michael Stark and Terrell T. Garrett are releasing a comic book series based on their 2013 Launch Pad script Wolverton about a thief who steals for good in turn of the century London.
With Warner Bros. spending most of its time focusing on its larger films, its subsidiary New Line Cinema has fallen by the wayside. Neil Turitz takes the opportunity to figure out what should be done with this company that is consistently producing underwelming content.
Since the inception of the Cinematic Universe, Marvel has been hiring character-driven directors to ensure that its films are lead by its characters and not its plot. This trend was continued as Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck signed on to co-direct Captain Marvel. Neil Turitz evaluates Marvel’s decision in contrast with previous ones along with comparing this hire to many of DC’s hires.
In the near future, humanity has eliminated disease, so people called scythes must kill others to control the population – and two teens are apprenticed against their will to scythes.
A well-known and seasoned war correspondent, dedicated to showing the price of war and uncovering the truth, is killed covering events in Syria.
It goes without saying that Stephen King is the godfather of horror, but why is the celebrated author suddenly going through something of a Hollywood renaissance? Neil Turitz previews the upcoming adaptations of his works and ponders why it’s happening now.
Why do studios insist on remaking films that were successful the first time? They most likely will not be as good as the original, which just leaves a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. Neil Turitz proposes that studios should try remaking films that that were great ideas but suffered from poor executions and give them the artisitc realization they deserved.
A World War II veteran who assassinated Adolf Hitler is hired by the FBI and Canadian Authorities to kill Bigfoot.
A single mother comes to blow with her son’s ex-girlfriend after a romance turns to obsession.
Fed up with her deadbeat kids and marginal urban existence, Juanita takes a Greyhound bus to Paper Moon, Montana where she reinvents herself.
In order to save his relationship to Debbie, Stillman builds a time machine to wipe out his past mistakes.
Under-appreciated and over-burdened, Amy, Kiki and Carla must deal with the stresses of the most wonderful time of year as their own mothers visit for the holidays.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changed the rules to two major categories. Neil Turitz explains how these rule changes could greatly impact who gets nominated in the categories in the coming years.
A teen boy has premonitions of his friends’ deaths that come true. As he struggles to maintain his own sanity, he has one last chance to save his closest friend.
An actor struggles to revive his career in Hollywood.
Chronicles the true story of Cuban spies sent to Florida to combat the groups that are attacking Cuban establishments.
Former classmates, now in middle age, routinely participate in an elaborate game of tag.
In recent years, we’ve seen more and more miniseries and anthologies on TV and many of them have been incredibly successful. Neil Turitz takes a look at the efficacy of these eight or six-hour stories and all their exploits that give them a leg up on the traditional 22 episode, season-to-season model.
The story of influential 1970s Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the plane crash that killed many of its members, are recounted.
After a former Broadway composer discovers a high school in Staten Island is staging his most celebrated musical, he sets out to shut them down.
After being mistaken for a famous author, an alcoholic reclusive finds himself being admired resulting in appearing at a conference celebrating the anniversary of the actual writer’s novel.
With Aaron Sorkin entering talks with both Marvel and DC despite having admittedly never read a comic book, Neil Turitz gives his take on how he envisions a Sorkin-written superhero movie to look and whether he thinks the Oscar-winning writer could enhance the quality of these films.
An Interpol agent is plagued with a genetic disease that changes his appearance so that he looks exactly like the criminal he is hunting.