The latest “viral” marketing video for X-Men: Days of Future Past uses the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination to wet your beak with Magneto’s wacky antics. I’m nothing but wholly supportive of marketing like this. Using a national tragedy to get people excited about your movie/brand? I liked it with Cloverfield and I like it with this. Welcome to the future, squares! Postmodernity is king, advertising is art, JFK’s corpse is stuffed with raffle tickets and I’m throwing turds at the masses from my hoverboard!
Can’t Hollywood find a middle ground on historical fiction? Somewhere between Cold Mountain and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter there’s a few good Comic-Book-Character-Killed-The-President kind of stories that I would aggressively fund. Magneto kills JFK: go. Ronald Reagan is a serial killer: sure. Elvis is a shapeshifter: yes please. Mother Teresa killed Princess Diana: full speed ahead. Intertextuality or whatever.
Via Film School Rejects.
The Morning Links
The Hollyweird Legal Round Up: Chris Brown’s Fake Community Service and Rupert Murdoch’s Divorce |FilmDrunk|
5 Awkward Thanksgiving Traditions That Never Stop Being Awkward |UPROXX|
Thug Notes: Dante’s Inferno |UPROXX Video|
8 Memorable TV Scenes That Were Improvised |Warming Glow|
The Awkward New York Mets Version of ‘Sleigh Ride’ is This Year’s Best Gift |With Leather|
The ‘Everything Wrong With’ Folks Shoot Fish in a Barrel with ‘Man of Steel’ |Gamma Squad|
The Namath-Kolber 10th Anniversary Contest |Kissing Suzy Kolber|
Mike Milan – “Paradise” |Smoking Section|
We talked to the author of ‘Horny Ghost of Osama Bin Laden’ |death&taxes|
Obamacare Just Lost Another Supporter |Videogum|
Someone Wrote Extremely Racist Comments On a Gap Ad, and Gap Responded Perfectly |BuzzFeed|
25 TV and Movie Guiness World Records Sure to Show Up at Some Point in Pub Trivia |Pajiba|
Kanye West Thinks He Can Make People Stop Buying Louis Vuitton |The Superficial|
Zac Efron Broke His Jaw By Being High and Falling on a Coffee Table |IDLYITW|
Kanye West Got In an Intense Yelling Match About Shoes |BroBible|
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The Chatroulette Version of Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’ |The Chive|
Things I Can Hear My Neighbor Evelyn Doing |Ranker|