One way that the major studios drum up audience interest in their “forthcoming attractions” is by dropping trailers of hotly awaited films to coincide with the actual release of actual hotly awaited films. This works in so far as it drives eyeballs, but on the other hand, the routine has […]
Skyscraper is the year’s biggest “not based on anything” studio release, and the weight of its expectations is resting on the broad shoulders of its affable lead, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Johnson is one of a tiny handful of modern-day movie stars able to front mid-to-big budget vehicles based on […]
Love, Simon is something of a first; a major Hollywood studio production that does not diminish or ignore the fact that it’s essentially a gay teen love story in its marketing materials. Just look at the cheeky billboards erected in LA to promote the movie. We-ho – West Hollywood – […]
I’ve been thirsty for Jude Law in Period Tweed since Sherlock. But, no. Even these significant visual benefits don’t outweigh the presence of the basically unwatchable Jack Sparrow.
Two things. First: Veronica. It’s the latest from Paco Plaza, the Spanish writer-director responsible for the first two [REC] movies. It’s a solid, well-made horror telling the ostensibly true tale of a luckless 15 year old who invites something horrible in after an ill-advised ouija game. The ensuing drama plays […]
From day one of production, Disney pulled out all the stops in promoting A Wrinkle in Time. The marketing enrolled the heavy-hitting social media reach of its’ stars to punt the film and its message of diversity; Winfrey reaches over 67M social media followers across Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with […]
I could not let the weekend begin without Captain America’s beard and hair. You’re welcome.
Ten years of classical private school education and a degree in English Literature, yet my favorite escapist viewing is: Zombies. Zombies plus Ellen Page gets extra points. Ellen Page and Irish Zombies is kind of completely off the charts. Totally on my list.