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

Cinderella Man – Marketing Recap

You can read my full recap of the marketing campaign for Cinderella Man at Film Threat. On the one hand you have Russell Crowe, who always turns in a solid performance, even if he looks like he’d rather be somewhere else like in Proof of Life. He’s been the best part of some mediocre-at-best movies … Continue reading Cinderella Man – Marketing Recap

The Longest Yard – Marketing Recap

You can read my full recap of the marketing for The Longest Yard at Film Threat. Once again, Sandler mugs for the camera and acts like an ass, this time in a remake of the iconic Burt Reynolds film "The Longest Yard." Apparently studio executives weren’t aware it had already been remade, if in loose fashion … Continue reading The Longest Yard – Marketing Recap

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith – Marketing Recap

You can read my full recap of the marketing campaign for Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of The Sith at Film Threat. Not a day has gone by since mid-1998 that Lucas and the marketing departments of his myriad organizations that haven’t been focused on the release of this, the final movie in the prequel … Continue reading Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith – Marketing Recap

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Marketing Recap

You can read my full recap of the marketing campaign for The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy at Film Threat. It’s been a twenty year journey for "The Hitchhiker’s Guide" to get to the big screen. Adams himself says in the introduction to a collection of the first four books that he had been working … Continue reading Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Marketing Recap

The Interpreter – Marketing Recap

You can read my recap of the marketing campaign for The Interpreter at Film Threat. Nicole Kidman teaming up with Sean Penn, who has emerged as one of the finest actors of this generation after narrowly avoiding becoming typecast as Spicoli for life seemed very interesting to me. Couple that with the direction of Sydney … Continue reading The Interpreter – Marketing Recap

Film Threat’s 2005 Summer Movie Preview

I contributed a few lines to this look by the FilmThreat staff at this summer's raft of big-budget silliness. Surf on over and see cheap one-liners from myself, Pete Vondar Haar, Eric Campos and others.

Sahara – Marketing Recap

You can read my recap of the marketing campaign for Sahara at Film Threat. “Sahara” tells the story of… look, does it really matter? Present Maguffin. Insert unassuming hero-type into mythical/mystical/historical premise amongst exotic locales. Turn on Apple II-E to handle CGI. Don’t worry about script (indeed some recent movies seem to be actively avoiding … Continue reading Sahara – Marketing Recap

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