Selling Bad Times at the El Royale

The Hollywood Reporter has my recap of the marketing for Drew Goddard's throwback mystery Bad Times at the El Royale. The movie comes from 20th Century Fox with a description that reads like something more out of the late 90s post-Tarantino era than a movie in 2018. Drew Goddard writes and directs the story of … Continue reading Selling Bad Times at the El Royale

Sin City – Marketing Recap

My latest post at Film Threat is a recap of the marketing campaign for Sin City. I have to admit to not being familiar with the Sin City graphic novels. I love Frank Miller’s work on The Dark Knight Returns and was conversational if not learned on his run on Daredevil. That being said I … Continue reading Sin City – Marketing Recap

Miss Congeniality 2 – Marketing Recap

You can read my full recap of the marketing campaign for Miss Congeniality 2 at FilmThreat. Sandra Bullock is done. Has been since about five minutes after "Speed 2" opened. Her career since then reminds me of that old Borscht-belt joke: This woman died six months ago, but no one has remembered to tell her. … Continue reading Miss Congeniality 2 – Marketing Recap

Off The Map – Marketing Recap

You can read my recap of the marketing campaign for Off The Map at FilmThreat. Campbell Scott is one of my favorite actors. I first came across him in 1992’s “Singles” and have followed him in everything I could since then, most recently in 2002’s “Secret Lives of Dentists”.

Be Cool – Marketing Recap

You can read my recap of the marketing campaign for Be Cool at FilmThreat. It’s not so much that John Travolta is a horrible, horrible actor; it’s that he’s a horrible actor who often headlines truly awful movies. The original “Get Shorty” is the rare exception to that rule though Travolta was quick to squash … Continue reading Be Cool – Marketing Recap

Movie Marketing Madness: Summer Movie Preview

My latest column at Film Threat is a preview of some of the movies coming out this summer. These are movies I’m seeking out: Sequels to movies I liked, adaptations of books or – recently – comics I enjoyed or films with an actor or actress I already enjoy. This week I thought I would … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Summer Movie Preview

Constantine – Marketing Recap

You can read my full recap of the marketing campaign for Constantine at Film Threat. His latest movie finds Reeves playing some sort of spiritual being caught up in the eternal struggle between Heaven and Hell. It’s an adaptation of the successful Alan Moore graphic novel Hellblazer. The word adaptation should be used loosely since in … Continue reading Constantine – Marketing Recap

The Wedding Date – Marketing Recap

You can read my full recap of the marketing campaign for The Wedding Date at Film Threat. I have to admit to finding Debra Messing mildly amusing. It’s not so much on display on “Will & Grace”, where she only gets to be funny when it won’t attract attention from the two main characters whose … Continue reading The Wedding Date – Marketing Recap

Are We There Yet? – Marketing Recap

You can read my full recap of the marketing campaign for Are We There Yet? at Film Threat. Ice Cube seems to idolize Eddie Murphy. That’s the only explanation I can think of for his career track in movies. He starts off in the successful and well received “Boyz N the Hood”, moves on through … Continue reading Are We There Yet? – Marketing Recap

Elektra – Marketing Recap

You can read my full recap of the marketing campaign for Elektra at Film Threat. Jennifer Garner is hot. Jennifer Garner looks really hot while kicking ass. The first statement above is an empirical truism. The second statement is something we have all come to learn through three seasons of “Alias” and from watching 2003’s … Continue reading Elektra – Marketing Recap