MMM – Open Water

You can read my full recap of the marketing for Open Water at Film Threat. Let’s review the campaign for Open Water, the recent release from Lions Gate. The movie revolves around two scuba divers who become stranded in the ocean after being separated from their tour group. Opening on 47 screens – an extremely small … Continue reading MMM – Open Water

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MMM – Alien Vs. Predator

You can read my full recap of the marketing for Alien Vs. Predator at Film Threat. And now 20th Century Fox takes two sci-fi films and asks a screenwriter whom they may have found by literally throwing a rock out a window to put them together. The result? “Alien vs. Predator”. Admittedly, based on Internet … Continue reading MMM – Alien Vs. Predator

Movies on the Brain: Hidalgo

WATCHED: 8/5/2004 00:00 - Nice forest. I think I see Richard Dreyfuss and Audrey Hepburn discussing how to get rid of Brad Johnson in the background. 00:01 - C. Thomas Howell! His career really did peak at Soul Man, didn't it. "Mom! Dad! There's something I have to tell you... I'm black. " 00:04 - … Continue reading Movies on the Brain: Hidalgo

MMM – Little Black Book

You can read my full recap of the marketing for Little Black Book at Film Threat. “Little Black Book”… look – I’m not really going to try to provide any meaningful commentary on this one. It stars Brittany Murphy. Let me just say that again: It stars Brittany Murphy. I sat through “Uptown Girls” and … Continue reading MMM – Little Black Book

MMM – The Village

You can read my full recap of the marketing for The Village at FilmThreat. So will the movies of M. Night Shyamalan hold up as well? Will we still be discussing The Sixth Sense twenty years from now? That may depend on two things: 1) How well this film does financially and 2) How well this film … Continue reading MMM – The Village

A rose by any other name

The media airwaves, newsprint and web pages have been inundated in the last week with the news of and commentary on bloggers being credentialed as press at the ongoing Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA.  Pontifs have pontificated, pundits have pundited and commentators have.. well, there's got to be something that starts with a "p" … Continue reading A rose by any other name

Random quotes

Memorable Quotes from Casablanca (1942) Major Strasser: What is your nationality? Rick: I'm a drunkard. Captain Renault: That makes Rick a citizen of the world.

Bestowing titles

So the title for the sixth and final Star Wars film has been officially announced.  I can now put together the following list: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Star Wars: Episode IV - A … Continue reading Bestowing titles

The glory of a $14.99 sale

In April of 2003 I began working for Blockbuster as a lowly worker-bee.  The best part about this employment (which was part-time in addition to my full-time job) was that I got five free rentals a week.  This included movies that weren't hitting shelves until the next Tuesday. I stopped working there in January 2004 … Continue reading The glory of a $14.99 sale

MMM – Catwoman

You can read my full recap of the marketing for Catwoman at FilmThreat. So while they try to iron out the seemingly infinite number of problems getting a new Superman movie off the ground (Haaa!) and before the upcoming resurrection of the Batman franchise, they give us “Catwoman”. The character was introduced in 1992’s “Batman … Continue reading MMM – Catwoman