Because the divide between the movies Hollywood makes for popular consumption are increasingly not the ones Hollywood honors as quality work…
Plus: Should Hollywood stop pandering to dorks? Does the flopping of Mars Needs Moms spell the end of 3D? Why is Katie Holmes failing to charm America?
And the AOL/HuffPo Cinematical fiasco comes full circle in the only way it could have: with a scapegoating…
Only an hour after I posted the hideous email sent to Cinematical freelancers, I received this email, from Mario Ruiz, senior vice president for media relations for Huffington Post Media Group…
AOL/HuffPo values the voices and input of its writers… just not enough to pay them. So please do continue to do the excellent work you’ve been doing, Cinematical and Moviefone writers, just don’t expect to get paid for it. *grrr*
Or, Why not to be a whore for the studios, even though lots and lots of folks are doing it.
Smith wants his fans to pay $60 to see his new movie, Red State, in order to support independent filmmaking and independent distribution. Could any movie possibly be worth that, even to Smith’s legions of fans?
Just try to ignore the pull of Star Wars 3D. How do we escape George Lucas’s Svengali-like domination?
I have no doubt that when historians look back at us from two thousand years in the future, they will sneer and express shock at reality television in the way that we sneer and express shock at the Roman spectacles of throwing Christians to the lions.
I’m stealing today’s question directly from Peter Martin at Cinematical, because it’s simply too perfect.