Cinematic Slant

Month: August 2017

OK, But What Constitutes a Comedy?

There’s nothing the internet loves more than debating a list. We love pointing out obvious omissions, selections we vehemently disagree with and orders we would rearrange if given the opportunity. The latest example of this has been provided by the BBC, which… Read More

Let’s Play Two Trailer: Part Pearl Jam Concert Film, Part 2016 Cubs Documentary

The opening shot of the trailer for Let’s Play Two tells you everything you need to know about what is ostensibly a Pearl Jam concert film. Instead of showing the band on-stage or preparing for the show, we see the first base-side… Read More

An Obi-Wan Movie Could Work…From a Certain Point of View

News broke last week that that Disney was beginning to move forward with yet another installment in the “Story” arm of the Star Wars films, this time a stand-alone movie for Obi-Wan Kenobi. There are no details as to the story because… Read More

Terminator 2: Judgement Day – Flashback Marketing

Later this week Terminator 2: Judgement Day returns to select AMC Theaters locations, a re-release to mark and celebrate a new 4K 3D restoration of the film that was supervised by director James Cameron, taking time away from working on the seven… Read More

Steven Soderbergh – Director Overview

This week Logan Lucky hits theaters, marking director Steven Soderbergh’s return to feature films after a self-imposed five-year hiatus. That makes it a good opportunity to look back at how the previous films he’s directed have been sold via trailers. Soderbergh, like… Read More

Logan Lucky – Marketing Recap

Brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver, respectively) come from a long line of losers in the new movie Logan Lucky, directed by Steven Soderbergh. They decide they’re going to turn things around, though, and set out to reverse… Read More

9 Elvis Presley Movie Trailers

It’s been 40 years today since the death of Elvis Presley to mark the occasion we’re going to look back at the trailers for just some of the movies he starred in as he worked to leverage his success with music into… Read More

The Hitman’s Bodyguard – Marketing Recap

In the new movie The Hitman’s Bodyguard Ryan Reynolds plays Michael Bryce, a high-end bodyguard who’s available for hire by well-off clients seeking protection. One day he’s contracted Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), a notorious assassin who’s scheduled to testify against one… Read More

The Scrutinty Applied to Netflix is About Format

It’s been a notable couple of weeks for Netflix. In quick succession stories broke that the company would be losing Disney’s library (though there’s still some wiggle room there apparently), that it had acquired the rights to Millarworld’s various characters and IP… Read More

Patti Cake$ – Marketing Recap

Danielle Macdonald plays Patti in the new movie Patti Cake$, hitting limited theaters this week. Patti is stuck in the lower-class suburbs of New Jersey but aspires to fame and fortune as a rapper. That goal is met with resistance by her… Read More