Monthly Archives: June 2018

Rose Doctors the Book: “Ocean’s 8”

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I enjoyed Ocean’s 8 much more than Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (the subject of my first “Rose Doctors the Book” post). I think overall it was a much more successful movie. I loved all the characters, they had amazing chemistry with each other, it was charming and glamorous and attractive as hell, and I had a great time watching it.

But when the movie ended I had a moment of letdown. “Wait, it’s over? That was it?” It felt like there was something MORE I was waiting for, that never came. I didn’t leave the theater giddy.

Here are my suggestions to improve the Ocean’s 8 script.

WARNING: HERE BE SPOILERS.

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Rose Doctors the Book: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”

Recently, I have seen a lot of movies with good directing, good acting, good cinematography, good production values….and terrible scripts. I don’t understand why this part of movie-making has been so incredibly undervalued, but I hate it. Great actors can sometimes transcend a bad script, but THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE TO.

Since I am now a freelance book doctor and research assistant (email me at [email protected] for help with your manuscript!), I’ve decided to start a new blog series called “Rose Doctors The Book” in which I fix movie scripts.

Tonight I saw Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. I had a great time but wow, I could have fixed that script. You could see the much better movie it could have been through the cracks. I’m going to limit myself to 5 items because otherwise we’d be here all day.

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New contest: #BVW18 memories and “Hamilton’s Battalion”!

ETA: The contest is now closed. Becky won the prize package, Linda S. won the books, and Timitra won the e-book!

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Pictured above: Spokesmodel T-Rex (not included) with prizes.

Hello everyone! It was so wonderful seeing some of you at the 2018 Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Weekend a few weeks ago. But I thought it might also be nice to do a little giveaway for those of you who couldn’t make it!

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