Last Week’s Hot Links, With Laremy

06.01.15 4 years ago 15 Comments
Note: Hi, I’m Laremy, welcome to my new column. Rhetorical question: What will this column be? A collection of links you can read, along with really solid commentary. Most will be movie related, but some will just be good ol’ frisky fun, because we can’t read about movies all the time. Now, I’m not saying this column will change the world, but it will definitely rock it to its core. Let’s get in there!

Virtual reality sex is coming — and the toys are already here – From Mashable.
We’ve all felt this in the wind for quite some time, and it’s going to break down the social fabric even further. Even now, guys barely have to try to communicate/relate, but this will take it to a whole new level.

Best quote from the article:

“The male toy that we may manufacture, with VR porn in mind, will be a hands-free stroker,” Olivares says. “It will use magnetic technology to perform the stroking action. This will be able to synchronize with VR porn very well and won’t require movement by the user. By removing the need for a user to physically move the toy, the fantasy becomes more realistic.”

Ironically, hand-free stroker was Vince’s college roommate’s nickname.

How Doug Ellin Turned Entourage Into the New Paragon of Product Placement
– From AdWeek.
Finally! Someone realizes Entourage could be used to sell the bro life!

Best quote from the article:

“We didn’t want anything that felt gratuitous,” says Melody Lee, Cadillac’s director of brand and reputation strategy. “And that’s always the tricky part, making an integration look natural to the storyline. This evolved into a really collaborative process.”

Translation = “We came in, dropped a check, and rubbed our testes on their script. And then, because the script was terrible anyway, we all went out for that sushi you eat off a woman while we did a metric ton of Colombian blow. Man, marketing tie-ins rule!”

Cameron Crowe Takes Us on a Musical Tour Through His Filmography – from Vanity Fair.
He was once my favorite filmmaker, but he’s lost his way a bit. Making Emma Stone 1/4 Hawaiian? Making the Asian guy from “We Bought a Zoo” into Matt Damon? As the Aztecs used to say, “no bueno, hombre”.

Best quote from the article:

[Cameron Crowe] – “I fell in love with ‘Secret Garden’ [from Jerry Maguire] as soon as I heard it on the greatest hits album.”

Lies. No one fell in love with that song, because the “secret garden” is really just a thinly-veiled metaphor for Seattle Mariners’ relief pitcher Charlie Furbush. Next!

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