Writers Block
 
 
Studio: cecil_evans
 
Review Count: 27
Average Rating: 4.81 stars
Genre: Romance
Length: 8 minutes 0 seconds
 
Posted on: May 11, 2008
 
 
Film Description
Given an assignment, by his sometimes difficult boss, Roger has to write a screenplay in two weeks. The only problem: he has Writer's Block. Follow Roger as he tries several different, sometimes ridiculous, ways to break his block.
Will he finish in time? Will he get the girl? Find out in Writer's Block.
Contains some cursing and brief drug use, and some adult themes and situations, (added for comic affect, and germane to the plot.) Probably a strong PG-13.

And PLEASE, don't point out that 'nice_calves' has a microphone that sucks. Some day this studio will have enough virtual credits to buy a virtual microphone. Until then, please forgive.

Featuring the voice talents of:
Yeagmaster as Dave, the best friend.
'nice_calves' as Roger Carpenter
bitsygee as Lottie Manslaughter
and introducing:
Cecil_Evans as Himself

Music:
"Welcome to My House" by djvidman
"Porno Music" by Aaron S
"Lounge Act" by Michael Siemon
"East of the Sun" by dilvie (not credited on the movie, as this one was a late addition, but excellent, as always.)

Mods:
Chick's Apartment by axecinema @ 8eyedbaby
Frenho Livingroom by Frenhofer @ 8eyedbaby
Disco w/strobelight by tripmills @ Skinshack
Reception Area by Dr_House @ Skinshack
Shop Set and Bookshelf Prop by fraasmovies
Pink Underwear, Various T-Shirts, HOLLYWOOD Backdrop, Overlays and Set Re-textures by Cecil_Evans
 
Featured Reviews
- TheMGMKid1

What a fun and clever film! A great idea that whacked that writer's block right between the eyes. Wonderful screenplay that forms the foundation for this very entertaining look as writers in the movie biz. Creative and wonderfuly realized. The voice actors gave light comic performances that make this film fly along on the wings of elan! I was hypnotized into a five star review. Great work Cecil!

Posted on June 13, 2008
- derbyrams

Excellent movie Cecil! I loved it. It was very original and clever. All the vo's were fantastic, the music was a nice touch, the overlays were superb, very colourful, me like, they fitted very well with this movie as this movie is light-hearted. Great job there, great job overall in fact!!!!
Superb movie Cecil. Really good movie, i really enjoyed it from start to finish.
The effort that was put into this [was a lot] was well worth it!!! Well done.

Overall: 10/10
One of my most favourite comedies on tmo by far, it was really something different to see, which is always nice and unique, which you have pulled off and far much more dude! A really well made and enjoyable movie!
Loved every minute of it! Really eager to see what you do next Cecil!
I give this movie: My highly recommended comedy movie award and two big thumbs up.

Posted on May 20, 2008
- simpsdog

Nicely done! Fun story that moved smoothly. Nice bar scene with the strobe light shots. Clever idea for a story. This was fun to watch. Keep up the great work!

Posted on May 15, 2008
- yeagmaster

Very original. Writing about not being able to write.

Nice job with this one. I enjoyed it!

I could have sworn I saw something weird at the end of the flick.........oh well....5 stars

Posted on May 12, 2008
 
Reviews
- TheSeeress

Hunter Thompson!! yea ya yeaaaaaa - and I don't need to be hypnotized to rate this movie 5 stars!!

Posted on August 31, 2008
- BiggsTrek

[STORY]: This is a fun little story and concept. And I liked how you ended it. I love a nice ending.

[DIALOGUE]: The dialogue was nice and snappy. Never had me cringing, and more often than not I was smiling.

[PRODUCTION]: Very nice use of some custom sets, etc. I particularly enjoyed the book store!

[SOUND]: Sound was good, if not great. The music was a happy piece that fit in perfectly with the story. And again, it ended well.

[X-FACTOR]: For making me chuckle, and enjoy this movie a second time (which if often hard for a TMO film).

Oh... "Must. Rate. Movie. Five. Stars." The voice told me too... (Nice touch!)

Posted on June 21, 2008
- JuanitadelaVegaZapata

A wonderous Seinfeld Approach illustrating the character's affliction.
Witty. Charming. Creative. Lots of Fun. Cute script chronology of the truncated thinking of a character focusing on "how do I break this 'block' & meet my dead line".
Excellent VO. I don't get the mic criticisms. Voice tonal quality and inflections were very good. Added to the approach.
The bar scene with music was great.
Superior Geek Skills. I wish I knew how to achieve the credits, the poster, the transitional marques, the partial nudity and the much lauded rocking car.
(Only American Iron would rock. I mean Japanese & European engineers design much better suspension systems. It sure added to the thought of the film.
Well done. More please.
Adios, Juanita de la Vega

Posted on June 20, 2008
- cipheruzmad

Great job Cecil! Nice use of music, mods, overlays, and camerawork.

Posted on June 16, 2008
- markrichardbehenna

Nice_calves's microphone sucks! There I said it. Just because you're tired of hearing it, doesn't change how it's the suckiest suck that ever sucked. It's a huge shame because his voice was so suitable for the role.

The movie focuses on Mr Roger Carpenter, a writer who is under pressure from his boss to complete his work within the schedule. Unfortunately he has writers block. You hit the jackpot with a theme like this. Writers Block is something the entire community can relate with. Who hasn't been infected by this nasty condition at least once whilst writing a script? Thrown in some cute jokes and we've got a party.

Roger goes on a quest to cure this foul curse, often resorting to strange measures. It's a bit like an episode of Brainiac where they try and find the best way to stop hiccups. Do any of these solutions genuinely work? Who knows. It's probably all just superstitious mumbo jumbo. Following the suggestions of various sources he goes through newspapers, Internet sites and women, none of which yield results. In the end the problem eventually solves itself, leading us to believe there is no quick fix, it'll be over when it's over.

The quips didn't have me gasping for breath in laughter, but then again they were never intended too. Witty dialogue provokes a quick smirk and add a touch of humour to this artist's dilemma. It was easy to tell how much fun the director had making this.

Overall - a great movie which was brought down with a silly technical problem just enough to rob it of a well deserved 5 stars. I'd love to see the whole thing redone if nice-calves ever plans on getting a new microphone.

Posted on June 14, 2008
- TheMGMKid1

What a fun and clever film! A great idea that whacked that writer's block right between the eyes. Wonderful screenplay that forms the foundation for this very entertaining look as writers in the movie biz. Creative and wonderfuly realized. The voice actors gave light comic performances that make this film fly along on the wings of elan! I was hypnotized into a five star review. Great work Cecil!

Posted on June 13, 2008
- Reldnihcs78

Just to start off saying: Great Movie! You know, there are a lot of not so well made movies made with this game, and I admitt that the few movies that I've done are not as good as this, but this is a very well made movie! The voices were excelent, the story and plot were entertaining, the main character and other characters were funny, and the whole thing was just a collaboration of awesomeness!!!

To make it short, the movie was good, can't wait to see more of your movies!!!

Posted on June 11, 2008
- Eagle_93

Nice movie! I loved it. The story was great and the vo's were really good. Fantastic camera work, mods and music. Great job. Very well!

Eagle.

Posted on June 4, 2008
- rogerSIMIAN

I've been meaning to watch this for a while, Cecil. I'm not disappointed - it's a nicely edited and funny exploration of writer's block. We've all been there, although we don't all meet ladies like Lottie Manslaughter on the way - heehee.

Must... stop myself... from point out that... 'nice_calves' has a microphone that sucks. Ah, too late.

Posted on June 4, 2008
- TheFlyingDuDe-Films

Haha absolutely loved it.
Very funny! =)

Posted on June 4, 2008
- jase180

I can't believe I waited this long to see this. Loved it. Loved loved loved loved loved loved it.

Clever, funny, blatant and one witty romp through a simple tale of a guy with..umm..errr..whats the word, that thing...ummm..typing challenged, no, wait, word impaired..no no...its verbage constipation? Anyhoohaw, lets go ride bikes..wait thats ADD.

Nice flick Cecil, glad i saw it. 5 well earned stars from the guy chasing people off his TMO Lawn.

Posted on May 30, 2008
- the_girl_from_oz

Yes just the type of thing I love, well impressed, loving the disco going to need something like that for an idea I have

Posted on May 27, 2008
- IgorS

Must... give... five... stars...

Posted on May 24, 2008
- daninsky

Fun movie, a little slow in places maybe but generally a good use of freecam and some interesting mods.

Posted on May 20, 2008
- derbyrams

Excellent movie Cecil! I loved it. It was very original and clever. All the vo's were fantastic, the music was a nice touch, the overlays were superb, very colourful, me like, they fitted very well with this movie as this movie is light-hearted. Great job there, great job overall in fact!!!!
Superb movie Cecil. Really good movie, i really enjoyed it from start to finish.
The effort that was put into this [was a lot] was well worth it!!! Well done.

Overall: 10/10
One of my most favourite comedies on tmo by far, it was really something different to see, which is always nice and unique, which you have pulled off and far much more dude! A really well made and enjoyable movie!
Loved every minute of it! Really eager to see what you do next Cecil!
I give this movie: My highly recommended comedy movie award and two big thumbs up.

Posted on May 20, 2008
- cruise1970

Very creative and comical film indeed. The script writing was perfect, scene creation with mods was beautiful, VO performance outstanding and music very fitting to the scenes... Loved the lighting effects and music selection in the night club.. Custom Backdrops/Overlays were beautiful as well. Definitely one of the best/unique films on TMO.... 5 Stars and your film has been bookmarked!

Posted on May 18, 2008
- rysto

Must rate movie...uhhh...
Huh? Where am I? How did I get in this little white box?

Great job! Loved the set up and scenes; they flowed nicely for the story. Great dialogue and snazzy music too. ;)

Posted on May 18, 2008
- VandrendeOrn

Awesome movie. very entertaining and witty. a very original storyline.

ps: my three slasher movies are now released

Posted on May 17, 2008
- hippieking

Very good movie cecil_evans!!! Worth the wait for sure! Now I definately can't wait for your next project! I like how you threw some comedy in with it too.
Really good!
FILM ON!
hippieking

Posted on May 15, 2008
- sisch

Nice dialogue, good selection of scenes and music! The mods used fitted the movie very well, and I liked the overlay work (the end is a very nice idea! And it works! :P)
Only thing that I'll be nit-picky about is the effect? added to the narrators vo's - it made it very hard for me to follow all that he was saying, which was a bit of a shame, because I'm sure I missed some quite funny bits!
Good work!

Posted on May 15, 2008
- nukester

Writer's Block is a semi-funky romantic comedy tutorial with tongue in cheek elements!

Loved the use of quirky dialogue mixed with some funky music. Gotta love the porn music scene :-) Before I even saw it, I had a feeling it might show up..HA!

VO's were executed well although I did find it hard to decipher the robotic sounding reverbs. I would have preferred all the vo's to be normal, but overall it didn't overly detract from viewing.

Nice use of effects for the club scenes and some nice fluid cam work make this a good outing. To top it off you had a neat overaly effect at the end, the hypnotism definetly worked as you can see!!

so until the next time...

Nuke Well in the Writer's Block!!!

Posted on May 15, 2008
- simpsdog

Nicely done! Fun story that moved smoothly. Nice bar scene with the strobe light shots. Clever idea for a story. This was fun to watch. Keep up the great work!

Posted on May 15, 2008
- bitsygee

WOW! i had no idea the film would be this ambitious.
fun story, great music. nice character developmet.
neurosis at it's finest!
love the silver necklace at the end... i think.
more please.

Posted on May 15, 2008
- TENCHIMUYO

i liked it all by the voice of the narrator
guy look like he had a throat cancer

Posted on May 13, 2008
- yeagmaster

Very original. Writing about not being able to write.

Nice job with this one. I enjoyed it!

I could have sworn I saw something weird at the end of the flick.........oh well....5 stars

Posted on May 12, 2008
- plutonium666

This is a masterpiece!

The sets, the music, the characters. All magnificent. The idea is original, and the voice-acting is very well done. Only downside by the voices are the sometimes metallic voices. But since that is the only downside, I think this is a brilliant movie, worth no less than five stars.

Posted on May 12, 2008
- thebiz

Quirky and enjoyable. Nice visuals, always something to look at and the music was well selected and placed. I liked the club scenes a lot. Very nice editing there. I tend to be a fan of the roundabout slice of life stories and this one had a fun vibe about it. Only complaint was the chorus (?) effect used on the narration. A bit difficult to understand and not particularly pleasant to listen to.

Posted on May 11, 2008