Cinematic Slant

Picking Up The Spare: The Emoji Movie, Wonder Woman, The Glass Castle

The Emoji Movie You can get a free ticket to see The Emoji Movie if you buy a Happy Meal at McDonald’s, which is great but also seems a bit late to help the movie’s box office fate. Wonder Woman The Warner… Read More

Picking Up the Spare: Detroit, Atomic Blonde

Detroit I don’t necessarily agree with Seth Abrmovitch at THR in his assessment that the movie’s marketing played like a horror film. Tense, sure, but I think equating this to a horror campaign says more about the lack of mature-audience dramas than… Read More

Picking Up The Spare: Brigsby Bear, Wonder Woman, Atomic Blonde

Brigsby Bear Nice use of sponsored content as Sony Classics buys a sponsored trailer on The A.V. Club, which has a solid movie-loving readership, just the kind that will champion this unique film. Wonder Woman Variety reports that WB is mulling an… Read More

Picking Up The Spare: The Beguiled, War For The Planet Of The Apes

The Beguiled Sofia Coppola has found it necessary to once more respond at length to critics who have taken issue with her decision to excise black characters from the story. You can take issue with it, but she made a conscious decision… Read More

Picking Up The Spare: The Big Sick, Spider-Man: Homecoming, War For The Planet Of The Apes

The Big Sick Michael Showalter has started doing more press as the movie has expanded to more theaters, including this “The Late Show” appearance where he talked about that as well as “Wet Hot American Summer.” Spider-Man: Homecoming I’m honestly not 100%… Read More

Picking Up the Spare: Despicable Me 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming, A Ghost Story

Despicable Me 3 Universal/Illumination not only sponsored selfie lenses on Snapchat but also were the first advertisers to take advantage of that app’s new “World Lenses” augmented-reality ad unit. Spider-Man: Homecoming Turns out this is the latest movie to feature lots of… Read More