Box Office Gross: $118,703,275 Adjusted $0
Pushed to the breaking-up point after their latest “why can’t you do this one little thing for me?” argument, art dealer Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) calls it quits with her boyfriend, Gary (Vince Vaughn), who hosts bus tours of Chicago. What follows is a series of remedies, war tactics, overtures and underminings suggested by the former couple’s friends, confidantes and the occasional total stranger. When neither ex is willing to move out of the condo they share, the only solution is to continue living as hostile roommates until somebody caves.
David Zuckerman is the showrunner for the wildly popular FX series Wilfred. Mr. Zuckerman has been in the industry for over twenty years. His credits include the long running animated comedies Family Guy, King of the Hill and American Dad.
Jason: How did you get your start in the industry?David Zuckerman: I had always wanted to be a writer. I think I started writing my first spec pilot when I was nine. It was pretty bad. Then I wrote a movie of the week when I was sixteen for a creative writing class in high school at Monte Vista High. I ended up re-writing it a few years later and received a Samuel L. Goldwyn Screenwriting Award when I was attending UCSB. I transferred to UCLA and graduated with a degree in Motion Picture/Television. I didn’t really know anybody in the industry so I just started working for an agency. A few years late I became an executive at Lorimar, and then moved to. I knew by that time I did not want to be an executive, I was terrible at it and it wasn’t satisfying. So I polished up my spec script and was lucky enough to get my first full-time gig on Fresh Prince of Bel Air. That was in 1993, and I’ve been lucky enough to keep working since then.
Denzel Washington is after a runaway train, and no one can stop it! Oh yeah, and Captain Kirk is there too. That pretty much sums up the advertising for Unstoppable, which has been incredibly and unnecessarily oversold. Do you really think they can’t stop a train? It sounds like something a producer from the 90′s would have pitched, right after the success of Speed and Speed 2: Cruise Control. Luckily for us Tony Scott is directing and the cast is great.
The film is based loosely on a real-life 2001 runaway train incident that had an ending similar to the film, although not as dramatic. And dramatic is what Scott excels at. Watch the first five minutes of Top Gun and you’ll have to finish it, no matter how many times you’ve seen it before. Unstoppable has that same level of excitement and fun, and a few great dramatic moments as well. That being said there are several unbelievable moments in the film Continue reading