BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Twitter is looking to launch a new beta program that will use targeted advertisements to entice movie lovers to check out other films based on what they've been tweeting about. In other words, prepare for more ads.
Twitter, the wildly popular micro-blogging platform, has been diligently exploring ways to monetize itself almost since its inception. It appears they may have stumbled upon a plan now – and what a surprise, it involves selling you things! Ah, the Internet – the door-to-door salesman of the 21st century.
The most successful movie of the summer is Guardians Of The Galaxy. That’s a fact from a monetary standpoint, but that doesn’t mean the film was the most obsessed over or the most discussed on social media. I
Essentially, this means between rousing tweets that perfectly sum up society’s problems, actress Anna Kendrick could post a message about her upcoming horror comedy The Voices, and if the movie’s release date is set and tickets are available for pre-sale, anyone reading that tweet could purchase the ticket right then and there without a need to visit a different website. It almost sounds too easy, and I’m betting it will be.
In a story that's sure to inspire as much jealous hatred as it will desperate imitators, Kelly Oxford, who has twice made Time's list for the 140 best Twitter feeds, has just sold her spec script Son of a Bitch to Warner Bros for a six-figure deal. Oxford's Twitter following loves her irreverent sense of humor, and so seems sure to be pleased by the plotline of Son of a Bitch
“I was just discussing becoming the creative director for the Jetson movie and someone on the call yelled out ... you should do a Jetsons tour!” Kanye Tweeted. Now, Kanye thought that was an insult. If you checked out his stage design for Coachella or the Watch the Throne tour with Jay-Z, you know he’s capable of what he calls “real ideas.” Um, you mean like a Jetsons movie? Because that’s not exactly the kind of “real idea” that we need to see coming out of Hollywood.
The Independent Spirit Award nominations came out a few days ago, and there weren't too many surprises, with buzzed-about indies such as Another Earth and The Artist receiving nominations. One person who wasn't pleased with the noms, however, is filmmaker/full-time podcaster Kevin Smith, who took to Twitter earlier this week to lambast the Spirit awards for not nominating anyone from his horror film Red State.
I think we’re all slightly interested in The Last Stand to see how the director of The Good, the Bad and the Weird figures out how to use this once-great action hero who might be past his prime. At least, from the looks of the Twit pic, Ah-nold’s giving it all that he has … spilling blood for the benefit of a stunt. Unless he tripped on his cane and banged his head on his trailer door. We may never know.
Ex-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is settling into his post-political return to acting with gusto. In addition to taking on a bigger role in the Expendables sequel, Schwarzenegger is currently in the midst of filming on The Last Stand, starring Arnie as well Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, and more. Earlier this week the aging action star tweeted a behind-the-scenes shot from the set, featuring him alongside Luiz Guzman, Knoxville, and Alexander.
Lee directs from his own screenplay about an Atlanta resident who spends a memorable summer in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. The filmmaker also plans to revive his character of Mookie from his seminal, Oscar-nominated work Do the Right Thing, which came out in 1989
Right now if you’re watching television you probably see James Franco up on stage hosting the Oscars. But when the camera pans away from him, he does something else. He’s tweeting the event. If you head over to Franco’s Twitter Page you’ll see him tweeting video and images from back stage as the awards happens.
Your grandmother may have told you idle hands are the devil's playground, but sometimes people with too much time on their hands accomplish greatness. Well, maybe not greatness, but a waste of time that's totally worth it
Will he just be a disembodied voice announcing the movie as it if were Mortal Kombat? It seems unlikely we would have gone this long without knowing Hader was in the movie had he actually been on set
It's safe to say that most people are upset that Paramount won't shell out the few extra bucks necessary to get Will Ferrell and Adam McKay back on board for a new Anchorman adventure
Hot Tub Time Machine hits theaters this weekend and if you’re thinking of packing a swimsuit and heading down to the theater, forget it. In this hot tub, they party naked. But it’s more than just a naked party
Their list of "moments of significance" for 2009 includes "Avatar: James Cameron's Milepost in the Evolution of the Art Form," the death of Michael Jackson, Twitter and "2009- A Year of Extraordinary Animation." They also take a slight dig at Jay Leno
The Home Alone Twitter project takes you through the entire film in real time through 23 Twitter accounts. You can follow all 21 characters, the Illinois Police Depart and Little Nero’s Pizza or just check out the HATProject’s Home Alone list
It looks like the next zombie killing installment in the Resident Evil franchise may be running behind schedule. Earlier today Shock Till You Drop ran a story claiming that Resident Evil: Afterlife would be pushed off it’s planed August 10, 2010 release date to January 14th of 2011.
Apparently we all spoke too soon. Fox Searchlight's official Twitter account is re-tweeting Roger Ebert's statement that the Chicago release is back on for November 13. No more news right now on where else the movie might expand
Most celebrities worth their asking price would probably know better than to do this anyway. I'm ready to file this under "not news," except I guess when it comes to new technology, every single thing needs to be spelled out all over again
Before he can direct Scream 4 Wes Craven has a different horror movie to release. While filming the movie was being called 25/8, but this afternoon on Twitter Craven revealed that it’s been retitled and will be released as My Soul To Take
It was bound to happen eventually. Ever big movie must have a viral component and now Fox has launched one for James Cameron’s Avatar. Head over to AVTR.com and you’ll be yelled at by the movie’s scarred, scarred Col. Quaritch
Robert Rodriguez’s Machete may have hired a celebutard. Lindsay Lohan made a vague allusion to being cast in the film over the weekend when she tweeted
Harry Potter fans are hungry. After being forced to wait an additional six months for the arrival of Half-Blood Prince by some release date shuffling on the part of Warner Brothers, the Pottersphere is ready to gorge
Today will be my first full-fledged Tribeca day, packed full of interviews, screenings, red carpets and even a party (I know, I know, I promised I wouldn't go there). And while I probably won't have time to get back to the computer and post actual stories, I'll be doing my best to tweet the whole experience