Movie Marketing Madness: American Pastoral

Ewan McGregor stars in and makes his directorial debut with this week’s American Pastoral. Set in the late 1960s, McGregor plays Swede Levov, an upstanding local businessman with deep ties to his quiet suburban neighborhood alongside his wife Dawn (Jennifer Connelly). That status quo is upset, though, through the actions of their daughter Merry (Dakota … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: American Pastoral

Movie Marketing Madness: Inferno

Tom Hanks is back as Professor Robert Langdon, the academic hero of previous adventures, in Inferno, the latest installment in the series begun with 2006’s The DaVinci Code. Langdon is joined this time by yet another young assistant, Dr. Sienna Brooks, played by Felicity Jones. Brooks has to help him out after he wakes up … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Inferno

Movie Marketing Madness: Moonlight

Trevante Rhodes plays Chiron in Moonlight, the new movie from writer/director Barry Jenkins. Chiron is a young man struggling with identity and his place in the world. The movie follows him from his troubled youth through his teen years and into adulthood as he first deals with the imperfect parents to the problems he faces … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Moonlight

Movie Marketing Madness: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher, the former military operative who’s incredibly skilled at just about everything and always seems to reluctantly be in the middle of one sort of tough spot or another, is back in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. The title character, played by Tom Cruise, proved more popular than expected in the first 2012 movie, … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Movie Marketing Madness: Keeping Up With the Joneses

Jeff and Karen Gaffney (Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher) lead a normal, boring suburban life when we meet them in Keeping Up With the Joneses, the new comedy from director Greg Mottola. They have kids and are safely ensconced in their routine, with very few surprises or bumps in the road. That changes when a … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Keeping Up With the Joneses

Movie Marketing Madness: Christine

One of the more disturbing stories from the world of media is that of Christine Chubbuck, a Florida news reporter who was suffering from depression to the extent that she committed suicide during a live news broadcast in 1974. Chubbuck’s story is now being dramatized in the new movie Christine, starring Rebecca Hall in the … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Christine

Movie Marketing Madness: The Accountant

In the new movie The Accountant, Ben Affleck plays Christian Wolff, a math genius who has become an in-demand accountant (natch) for the underworld. Wolff specializes in cooking the books for criminal organizations to disguise their illegal activities as legitimate enterprises. But the Feds are closing in on him, his operations and his clients and … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: The Accountant

Movie Marketing Madness: Blue Jay

Jim (Mark Duplass) and Amanda (Sarah Paulson) were childhood sweethearts who drifted apart over the years in Blue Jay, directed by Alex Lehmann and written by Duplass. The two run into each other one day, now adults, as she’s returning to the small California town where he too is back for his own reasons. The … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Blue Jay

Movie Marketing Madness: Certain Women

I really don’t think I’m going to do the plot of Certain Women justice so I’m going to depart from my usual format and just paste in the official synopsis here: One of America’s foremost filmmakers, Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff) directs a remarkable ensemble cast led by Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Certain Women

Movie Marketing Madness: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

When teenager Rafe Katchadorian (Griffen Gluck) starts at a new junior high he’s not quite ready for what greets him in the new movie Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. Used to a certain degree of freedom and expression he’s instead surrounded by a school whose administration doesn’t allow much of anything. No … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life