Movie Producers Love Critic’s Tweet As An Ad… After Mention Of The Competition Is Edited Out

Movie Producers Love Critic’s Tweet As An Ad… After Mention Of The Competition Is Edited Out

The primary goal of a movie critic is not to sell movies, but to review them. Which seems like a simple enough idea, right? Apparently not simple enough for Scott Rudin and his fellow producers behind Inside Llewyn Davis, who not only took one of New York Times critic A.O. Scott’s tweets and turned it into an ad (which ran in the NYT itself), but edited out any mention of competing movies in doing so. Oof. [More]

Site Calls Out The Year's 10 Most Disingenuous Movie Critics

Site Calls Out The Year's 10 Most Disingenuous Movie Critics

Movie studio marketing departments like to present the image of prestige by plastering movie ads with quotes from rave reviews. The problem is, sometimes your movie is Transylmania, a film without a single positive review according to Rotten Tomatoes. That’s where so-called quote whores come in. Studios allegedly trade trips to promotional junkets and access to interviews with stars in exchange for positive quotes about terrible movies. [More]

One Netflix User Movie Review It's Tough To Argue With

One Netflix User Movie Review It's Tough To Argue With

While cruising through Netflix’s user-submitted movie reviews, Roxie entered a wormhole that led her to this amazingly concise and to-the-point review of the hit new TV series Example 23.976, which drew universal raves for being a perfect example of 23.976 frames per second. [More]