Site Blather

Request for information

I'm prepping next week's column on The Departed but it's seeming a little light to me. If anyone from Warner Bros. or an agency that works with them wants to help me flesh it out a little drop me a line at chris(.)thilk(@)gmail(.)com.

Film Distribution

Theater shuts down because of films

I love this story. A theater in central Illinois shut its doors not because of anything being wrong with the theater, but because of the low quality of the films. He put his two screens here on hiatus rather than sell tickets to the gross-out and freak-out fare he said Hollywood distributors have made available… Continue reading Theater shuts down because of films


CIA given brush-off by Bush and Rice

Think Progress » “The CIA’S top counterterrorism officials I think this is worthy of a sequel to ABC's "Path to 9/11" mini-series, don't you?

Misc Marketing

Simpsons preview coming in November

Finally the other night I watched this past Sunday's episode of "The Simpsons." After the episode was done the announcement came on that the show would return in November, after Fox gets done airing the MLB post-season. As an enticement to tune in, they also announced that when it returns there would be a sneak… Continue reading Simpsons preview coming in November

Film Distribution, Misc Marketing

Putting all the eggs in one Summer-shaped basket

This MSNBC article gets to the heart of the problem of both big-budget movies AND release windows. Many films released from January through April are of marginal quality, at best, and fairly inexpensive to produce. Production costs range anywhere from $20 million to $50 million and if these movies somehow make a nice profit, it’s… Continue reading Putting all the eggs in one Summer-shaped basket

Religion, Television

Christianity on the Sunset Strip

Why Christians should love Studio 60 - TV Squad I just put up a post on TV Squad about how Christians should be embracing "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and its portrayal of a Christian character.


The President just became The King

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall September 28, 2006 12:32 PM Even if I didn't so completely disagree with this particular President, the Constitution was setup to guard against just this type of system. The President is not supposed to have the power to deny people access to due process of law. This bill… Continue reading The President just became The King


LOTD: September 27

Nope, you're not the only one who believes that email may be the bane of your existence If you hadn't noticed the sponsorship news at Techmeme, clearly you're living under a rock. In any case, check out what the fine folks at Socialtext had to say about getting on that train early. BuzzLogic has released… Continue reading LOTD: September 27

Politics, Religion

There’s a difference

Daimnation!: The theocracy trap I left the following as a comment on the above post. As a Christian I welcome the inclusion of religious principles in public policy. But that's as far as it should go. The government should in no way be involved in setting religious guidelines. If people are so eager to become… Continue reading There’s a difference

Friends of Thilk, Site Blather

Listen to me

Alex Billington, one of the guys behind the FirstShowing site and series of screenings, invited me to add my thoughts to their podcast by interviewing me. You can listen to the whole show here. As a fun drinking game, take a drink everytime I pause inappropriately between words like I'm five years old and/or make… Continue reading Listen to me