Truly a piece of genius marketing. Expect more of this.
I’m well aware I’m calling this idea a success before the results are in, but it’s a no-brainer.
The only thing worse than the Hollywood gossip media that feasts off the slow-motion train wreck of human beings who also happen to be celebrities is the infrastructure in place to capitalize on the train wrecks many stops along the way. The clubs, the dealers, the hangers-on, the elite rehabs, and of course Playboy. Instead of rallying to protect this young woman from herself, Playboy will exploit her need for money and addiction to attention.
Hell can never be hot enough.
Interesting idea to follow the Disney route and place these films on an announced moratorium. Since the beginning of VHS, films have been going on a moratorium where they are out of print for long periods of time, but they’re never announced as such, and I’ve always wondered why.
What better way to gin up sales than to announce the product will no longer be available?
You can count me among them, and I am now eyeing the Blockbuster Movie Pass, as well.
An old but always entertaining story. Basically, for practically no money, Warren Beatty completely de-fanged the most feared critic in Hollywood. The retelling of this tale in the link above all but dismisses that notion but few in Hollywood are as Machiavellian as Beatty.
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CLASSIC PICK FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26
8PM EST: Razor’s Edge, The (1946) — A young man’s quest for spiritual peace threatens his position in society. Dir: Edmund Goulding Cast: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne. BW-145 mins, TV-G,
Bizarre but fascinating noir film and Exhibit A for those defending Power’s underrated talents as an actor.