Archive for September 2008

Movie Marketing Madness: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Ahhh…the star-struck romance. It’s such rich material for filmmakers when they’re telling the story of two people who meet by happenstance and proceed, over the course of a short period of time, to fall in love. Before Sunrise covered this over a decade ago, tracing one night when Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy walked through … Continue reading

Review Wrap-Up for 9/26/08

I’ve put up a bunch of new DVD reviews over on CT that I now present to you in truncated form. Click through for the full write-ups. Bucket List, Bruce & Lloyd, Funny Games, Harold & Kumar 2 Bucket List: Still, the movie is more or less enjoyable if you expect from it no more … Continue reading

DVD Review: Iron Man

There’s so much to like about Iron Man it’s a bit hard to keep count. Between the tight, engaging script, Robert Downey Jr.’s loose, natural performance, the fact that Gwyneth Paltrow actually seems to be having fun and the top-notch special effects it’s just fun. On top of that it’s a good movie in and … Continue reading

No need to have an Excel spreadsheet on standby

Marshall Kirkpatrick offers a list of reasons you should absolutely be reading blogs on the clock. So next time someone says you’re just wasting time ask them about the trend you’re reading about right now but which won’t hit the trade magazine they rely on for another two months.

Movie Marketing Madness: Blindness

The last few years have seen an uptick in the number of movies where there is one person trapped in a closed-off area amidst a population that’s been quarantined or otherwise isolated for a number of reasons. Most often this sole individual is trying to survive or escape from zombies or some other horrific group … Continue reading

Bring me that APT ASAP

Yahoo has unveiled APT, the new ad buying platform that was developed in part by members of its Newspaper consortium. The platform will allow for display ads to be managed across the web through a single interface and let buyers secure placement on any number of sites in one fell swoop. Unless I’m wrong, this … Continue reading

QOTD: 9/25/08

David Parmet: “Bloggers. Fuckin’ A.” Welcome to BlogOrlando. High-minded conversation from beginning to end.

More soon

I was planning on writing a new MMM column today but have decided to suspend those efforts in order to focus on the financial crisis. </snark> Actually I’m here in Orlando for, natch, BlogOrlando and am going to be out and about. Today is a think-tank day for those leading sessions at the dont-call-it-a-conference. Tomorrow’s … Continue reading

A Lutheran Manifesto

The blog of The Brothers of John the Steadfast, a Lutheran organization meant to encourage men to study not only the Bible but also the Book of Concord, have put up a document titled A Lutheran Manifesto. The document is meant to address some of the divisions, both theological and political, that have arisen in … Continue reading

NYT taps some major talent

The New York Times has begun syndicating content from Read/Write Web to compliment its other fed-in coverage. R/WW puts out some of the best stuff on the web and they deserve as big an audience as they can muster.

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