Movie Marketing Madness: A Monster Calls

Connor (Lewis MacDougall) is having a rough time of it in the new movie A Monster Calls, based on the book of the same name. His mother (Felicity Jones) is sick and dying from cancer and he’s being bullied at school. He’s also spending more time with his grandmother (Sigourney Weaver) as his mother becomes more and more ill. Connor is angry and he’s lashing out. Enter the monster (voiced by Liam Neeson), a giant talking tree that seems to have a connection to Connor. It’s there to respond to his needs and wants to a great extent. So it … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: A Monster Calls

Movie Marketing Madness: Silence

A crisis of – and a search for – faith drives the story in Silence, the new movie from director Martin Scorsese. The movie follows two 17th century Jesuit priests, Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Garppe (Adam Driver) who are told one day that their mentor Ferreira (Liam Neeson) has committed apostasy – that he denied God while on his mission on feudal Japan. The two can’t believe someone who taught them the faith would do such a thing and so resolve to travel there themselves to find him. That’s a problem though since Ferreira has not only gone missing but … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Silence