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For better and worse, movie trailers evolve

Posted on January 30th, 2009

Source: Miramichi Leader Laura of all arts – Laura MacInnis No question, commercials for movies – like everything else – have changed over the years. Finding ways to break through all the other din in advertising and persuade a customer to see your movie has evolved dramatically since the days of Audrey Hepburn kissing George […]

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The modern-day movie trailer: Taking a look at what film marketing has spawned

Posted on January 30th, 2009

Source: The Leader Matthew Balz Filmmakers and production companies want theatres packed with paying audiences, but they can’t achieve this without proper marketing and crafty advertisement. Their strategy involves grabbing the most amount of attention without giving away too much of the movie. With one line of the wrong dialogue or five seconds of the […]

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Burn After Reading – DVD Review

Posted on January 26th, 2009

by Jenny Jones The Coen Brothers have elicited much controversy and criticism in the past for such films as “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” “The Ladykillers” (and two of my favourites) “The Big Lebowski” and “Fargo”. If we have learned anything from these films it is 1. That you have to pay close attention to […]

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2009 Oscar Nominations

Posted on January 22nd, 2009

February 22. 8pm ET. Printable Ballot BEST PICTURE The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Paramount / Warner Bros.) Frost/Nixon (Universal) Milk (Focus Features) The Reader (The Weinstein Company) Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight) BEST ACTOR Richard Jenkins in The Visitor (Overture Films) Frank Langella in Frost/Nixon (Universal) Sean Penn in Milk (Focus Features) Brad Pitt in […]

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No 3D ‘Monsters’ promo for Canada

Posted on January 15th, 2009

Source: Jam! Showbiz UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Super Bowl viewers in the United States will have a 3D ad experience, but it’ll be a no-D day in Canada. A 3D ad campaign for the upcoming feature film Monsters vs. Aliens will be part of the Super Bowl ad extravaganza on NBC on Sunday, Feb. 1. […]

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