8/6 Web Round-up

Posted by · 7:29 am · August 6th, 2009

Nation's PrideNikki Finke takes umbrage with the “Nation’s Pride” trailer being used to promote “Inglourious Basterds.” [Deadline Hollywood Daily]

Graeme McRanor sits down with “District 9” composer Clinton Shorter. [Jawbone.tv]

Top 10 movie pregnancies. [The Film Experience]

Michael Cieply on the August box office test that awaits Hollywood this year. [New York Times]

David Poland wonders if the VOD roll-out for Guillermo Arriaga’s “The Burning Plain” could put Charlize Theron’s wonderful performance in Oscar eligibility peril. [The Hot Blog]

Gina McIntyre files a Comic-Con interview with Tim Burton, re: “Alice in Wonderland” and “9” nearly two weeks after the fact. [Chicago Tribune]

Wait, ditto Todd Gilchrist.  I guess folks are catching up. [Cinematical]

Brad Pitt on everything but his work in “Inglourious Basterds.” [CNN]

Andrew O’Hehir wonders whether “Beeswax” marks the end of Mumblecore. [Beyond the Multiplex]

Mike Kaplan’s letter to the studios: How not to market adult dramas. [Thompson on Hollywood]

How did Meryl Streep become Will Smith? [MSNBC]

Stu Van AirsDale embarrasses himself with a dime-a-dozen piece against the “G.I. Joe” screening strategy, calls Paramount vice-chair Rob Moore a “liar.” [Movieline]

Does saying a movie has a twist ending spoil the film? [Rope of Silicon]

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  • 1 8-06-2009 at 12:08 pm

    Speaking English said...

    ***Does saying a movie has a twist ending spoil the film?***

    Actually… yes. I went into “The Sixth Sense” beforehand knowing well there was a major twist, and I was able to guess it within the first 10 minutes. No joke.

  • 2 8-07-2009 at 2:31 pm

    Georgie said...

    Does saying a movie has a twist ending spoil the film?

    To a certain extent yes, but depending on the twist either make it a more or less rewarding movie experience. Trying to guess the twist can be fun… and it’s an excellent marketing strategy. But it does indirectly spoil the film.