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Movie Marketing Madness: Baywatch

There was a running joke on “Friends” which had Joey and Chandler enjoying “Baywatch” at its most basic level: The lifeguards running along the beach. Even when they weren’t living in the same apartment, it was appointment television and “always keep them running” was the advice they had for the show. That was a key… Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Baywatch

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Movie Marketing Madness: Alien: Covenant

A couple years ago Prometheus sought to resurrect the world of Alien but did so by serving as a prequel to the story we’ve known so well for the last 40 or so years. It also took a very different approach to the story, seeking to document humanity’s first contact with the deadly Xenomorphs, but… Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Alien: Covenant

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Movie Marketing Madness: Everything, Everything

Maddy Whittier (Amandla Stenberg) is seriously ill in the new young adult tearjerker Everything, Everything. Her immune system is so compromised she can’t go outside but must remain indoors in a controlled and disease-free environment lest she is exposed to something her body can’t handle. Turns out that list includes Olly Bright (Nick Robinson), a… Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Everything, Everything

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Movie Marketing Madness: Paris Can Wait

The new movie Paris Can Wait stars Diane Lane and Alex Baldwin as, respectively, Anne and Michael. The two have been married for a while and love each other, but the excitement is gone, largely because he’s a successful movie producer who’s detached and inattentive to his wife. Still, they get on and have a… Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Paris Can Wait

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Movie Marketing Madness: Snatched

While she’d certainly had small parts before, 2015’s Trainwreck really announced Amy Schumer’s accession from her TV show to the big screen. Now she’s a regular presence and this week she’s back in the comedy Snatched. Schumer stars as Emily, a woman who has been dumped by her boyfriend just before they were supposed to… Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Snatched

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Movie Marketing Madness: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

I think we can all agree that, to date, the definitive cinematic version of the King Arthur story was the one told in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. That’s just science. But this week director Guy Ritchie is going to throw another contender in the ring with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Despite… Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

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Fyre Festival May Be the Death Knell For Influencers

Among the shocking revelations coming out in the wake of the disastrous events of Fyre Festival is that while the organizers didn’t have a plan for getting people off the island hosting the festival they were able to pay Kendall Jenner a quarter million dollars for a single Instagram post to promote it. At least… Continue reading Fyre Festival May Be the Death Knell For Influencers

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Facebook To Subject Thousands to Bizarre Conditioning Experiment

I can’t be the only one who, upon reading the news that Facebook would be hiring 3,000 people worldwide to review reports of violent videos being shared, immediately sprang to the scene from A Clockwork Orange where Alex is forced to watch scenes of extreme violence. The goal of the process he’s put through is… Continue reading Facebook To Subject Thousands to Bizarre Conditioning Experiment

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Movie Marketing Madness: The Dinner

Politics and family dynamics form the core story at the heart of The Dinner, getting a limited release this week. The movie stars Richard Gere as Stan Lohman, a congressman who’s beginning a campaign for governor with the support of his wife Claire (Rebecca Hall). Those ambitions are threatened by the actions of their 16-year-old… Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: The Dinner

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Movie Marketing Madness: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy was considered a big bet for Marvel, potentially the first substantial under-performing entry in the Cinematic Universe the company had built since 2008. That was largely because it was being put together with a far less serious tone than other movies, thanks largely to the casting of Chris Pratt in… Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2