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

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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

Movie Marketing Madness: 2004 Wrap-Up

You can read my wrap up of the major movie marketing campaigns of 2004 at FilmThreat. As we approach the end of the year, I thought I would jump on the bandwagon of those doing year end pieces. It’s a lazy writer’s tool, but at heart I too am a lazy writer. So I picked … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: 2004 Wrap-Up

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – Marketing Recap

You can read my full recap of the marketing campaign for Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events at FilmThreat. Carrey is arguably one of the biggest stars in the current age of cinema so the campaign for “Lemony Snicket” would be wise to put him upfront in any and all materials. To not do … Continue reading Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – Marketing Recap

Ocean’s Twelve – Marketing Recap

You can read my full recap of the marketing campaign for Ocean's Twelve at Film Threat. I just recently watched the first installment, having never seen it before but figuring I should before diving into the campaign for its sequel. “Eleven” is a fast-paced quick witted movie with a loose, jazzy feel that, quite frankly, … Continue reading Ocean’s Twelve – Marketing Recap

Closer – Marketing Recap

You can read my full recap of the marketing for Closer at Film Threat. The central theme presented in all the marketing materials for this new Mike Nichols movie is one of love, lust, intimacy and the quest for understanding as well as the consequences that result from each goal.