Month: November 2017

18 Quotes That Show Empire Records Is All the Life Coaching You Need

A couple weeks ago I saw Lauren Galloway shared a GIF from Empire Records on Twitter and got into a brief conversation with her about the movie was a classic. In the last few years it’s been alternately hailed as a classic… Read More

The Disaster Artist – Marketing Recap

You can be forgiven if you’ve never seen The Room. No, not Room, the Brie Larson drama from a couple years ago. The Room, written, directed and starring Tommy Wiseau, is widely held to be one of the worst movies ever made,… Read More

How Net Neutrality’s Repeal Could Impact Film Marketing

The fate of a free and open internet seems to be hanging in the balance, with the Federal Communications Commission seemingly on the cusp of repealing the safeguards put in place to ensure a level playing field for everyone. The FCC, led… Read More

Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Flashback Marketing

It’s hard to believe 30 years have gone by but that’s exactly the case with Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Originally released in 1987, the Steve Martin/John Candy comedy is rightly held up as a modern classic and so is where we’re turning… Read More

Movies I Don’t Believe Will Ever Come Out

In the last couple of weeks, director Terry Gilliam has been making the press rounds talking about his film Jabberwocky, which recently received a new edition from the Criterion Collection. As part of that he’s also updated everyone on the status of… Read More

Darkest Hour – Marketing Recap

Winston Churchill is having his moment in the spotlight. His presence was felt, though not seen, in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk earlier this year and has appeared in a couple different TV shows recently, including Netflix’s “The Crown.” Now an integral part of… Read More

What Happened to Justice League?

When Even Aquaman Shouting “My man!” Can’t Save a Movie Justice League should have been a slam-dunk. Just days before it was released projections had it earning somewhere around $110 million in its opening weekend. That would have been decent, more than… Read More

Coco – Marketing Recap

Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez), feels the draw of music on his soul in the new Disney/Pixar release Coco. He idolizes his late ancestor, the famous singer and actor Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt) but has to keep his passion secret… Read More

Hollywood Is Out of Unoriginal Ideas

UPDATE: Welcome, any new visitors coming in via WordPress Discover. I’m Chris, a freelance writer based in Chicago who’s been writing about movie marketing campaigns since 2004 both here and here. If you like what you see you can follow Cinematic Slant… Read More

Call Me By Your Name – Marketing Recap

Set in 1983, Call Me By Your Name tells an uncomfortable story, one made all the more so by the news dominating the headlines at this very moment. Elio (Timothee Chalamet) is in Italy with his father, a prominent professor on a… Read More