Love, Simon

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 – […]

Veronica and the Release Strategies

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 […]

The Astonishing Word-of-Mouth Success of The Greatest Showman

Not so secretly, I loathe Hugh Jackman professional public persona. All a bit hammy and self-aware and “ra-ra theatre major” for my liking. Putting him in a movie called “The Greatest Showman” confirmed all of my very worst assumptions of his overwhelming pride and self-satisfaction. It could not have been […]

Dinosaur Protection Group

Jurassic World raises the bar again on transmedia content. Check out the website for Dinosaur Protection Group; for all intents and purposes set up as a real programme campaigning for the rights of….dinosaurs. It’s a complete amalgam of the forthcoming film (Fallen Kingdom), related content that won’t be appearing in […]