Movie Marketing Madness: The Hero

Sam Elliott plays a faded movie star in the new film The Hero, opening in limited release this week. Elliott’s Lee Hayden has been trading off a breakout role decades ago in a western that forged his reputation, but that legacy isn’t resulting in much work in the present day and Hayden finds himself longing … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: The Hero

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

Movie Marketing Madness: Operator

Technology and human relationships are at the heart of the story in the new movie Operator. Martin Starr stars as Joe, a software programmer who’s having a bit of a problem at work. The new voice assistant app he’s been working on isn’t ready for prime-time and his boss has singled out the voice that’s … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Operator

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: 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: Miss Stevens

Want to get Movie Marketing Madness via email? Sign up here. Then connect with MMM on Twitter and Facebook. Miss Stevens (Lily Rabe) thinks things will be simple as she agrees to chaperone a student trip to a state drama competition. After all, she's a responsible adult, right? Well...that's kind of the issue at hand. … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Miss Stevens

Movie Marketing Madness: Louder Than Bombs

Want to get Movie Marketing Madness via email? Sign up here. Then connect with MMM on Twitter and Facebook. There are many and various reasons behind why some people escape their families. In fact just using the term “escape” means that they’re likely in a situation that’s at best unpleasant or at worst toxic and … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Louder Than Bombs

Movie Marketing Madness: Lamb

How hard do you wish for different circumstances? The answer likely depends on how you feel about your present situation. If you’re happy then you might just be wishing for some changes around the edges, some fine-tuning to your life to push your happiness up a couple notches. If you’re in an abusive relationship or … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Lamb

Movie Marketing Madness: Nasty Baby

Kristen Wiig’s career is very interesting to me. On the one hand she seems ready to go back to “Saturday Night Live” as a guest-host or just because a friend has asked her to at a moment’s notice. On the other, the movie choices she often makes seem designed to distance herself from her “SNL” … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Nasty Baby