Movie Marketing

McDonald

This is what happens when movie marketing goes wrong. This week, McDonald’s will recall about 12 million Shrek drinking glasses because federal regulators found they contain the toxic metal cadmium, which poses some potentially serious health risks.

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A Couple of Something

There goes my pitch to make the cross-over sequel A Couple of Dicks in a Box.

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This week, on a very special episode of Reject Radio, we avoid getting hit by a volcano. By. That. Much.

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bubo

Sure, these posters look like they are turning out great, but there’s a noticeable lack of any robotic, gold-plated owls.

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DarfurHeader

Step one to being taken seriously: Make a socially conscious film. Step two: Have a typo in the trailer.

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InvictusHeader

Setting aside the fact that Morgan Freeman playing Nelson Mandella is a no-brainer for an Oscar grab, the poster is one of the best I’ve seen all year.

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AvatarHeader

The marketing department has played almost the entire movie for fans, and they just keep giving.

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The marketing team behind Women in Trouble have realized their strong suits are women in lingerie and 1970s-style text.

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With everyone clamoring to get more 3D movies in theaters and not enough screens to hold them, it’s a crucial time to either invest more or take a step back and question whether 3D is really going to last a while this time.

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Part of me finds this trailer gimmicky. In fact, all of me does. Which is good because I hate it when I argue with myself. But gimmicky or not, the movie looks pretty damned satisfying if you love a good scare.

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On a very special episode of Reject Radio, mistake guest host Landon Palmer for Bill O’Reilly, get pissed at movie marketing, and Neil has one more margarita than is advisable.

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The Dark Knight International Banner

At this point it is safe to say that there is nothing that could possibly get us more excited for the July 18th release of The Dark Knight. Then again, we can’t blame WB for trying…

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Dark Knight Got milk ad

I have a sneaking suspicion that this is about to pop up all over the interwebs: Christian Bale as Batman in a Body by Milk ad.

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Steven Spielberg on Seesmic

Every day I seem to find something that reminds me that this little world of the interwebs is beautiful. Today I was hanging around on Twitter when I was directed to a very cool post by tech enthusiast and web-celeb Robert Scoble. Now, you might be wondering how the world of movies has intersected with the world of the Scobleizer, but bare with me here.

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Wall-E

Nothing like a cute little robot to get your weekend started, right?

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I know that I’ve mentioned this before, but the Marketing for Mike Myers’ upcoming film The Love Guru is really creeping me out. I would say that this one takes the title of “creepiest thus far” though.

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Hancock

So many studios are trying to get you to pimp their movie on your MySpace profile these days, it is hard to keep it all straight. We offer you no help, just two more movie widgets to grab at.

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Get Smart Official Website

The website for the upcoming Warner Brothers film Get Smart, starring Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway and The Rock gets a sleek makeover.

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The Guru Pitka

As I said before, I believe that somehow The Guru Pitka, star of the upcoming Paramount film The Love Guru is stalking me.

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The Dark Knight

This new outdoor ad artwork shows that Batman is angry, vengeful and… a vandal?

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published: 04.19.2014
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