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Fast Chat: Edward Burns The writer, director, and actor opens up about the upsides of digital distribution and small budgets

Leading up to the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of  Newlyweds, you extensively tweeted about its limited budget, $9,000. I get the feeling you like shoestring budgets. I absolutely love it. I…

October 3, 2011, 10:13 AM EDT

Hollywood Clichés Make for Sweet Infographics Festival ads chart the lines between a movie and a film

To promote the New York International Latino Film Festival, agency Wing New York has created a clever series of charts and graphics that illustrate Hollywood movie clichés, the underlying assumption…

August 23, 2011, 8:04 AM EDT

AdFreak's bloody collection of 'Saw' posters

In 2003, a group of Australian filmmakers created a 10-minute horror short that, within a year, would be fleshed out into one of the genre's most influential movies in a…

October 20, 2010, 3:36 PM EDT

Nothing sells bikinis like 'Star Wars' reading

This video offers a double fantasy for the Star Wars fanboy: women in skimpy bikinis reading the script, and Han shoots Greedo first. The video is part of a series…

August 17, 2009, 8:50 AM EDT

All-star spoof shows tender side of G.I. Joe

This might be the first Web video that stars bigger-name actors than the big-screen blockbuster it's spoofing. "The Ballad of G.I. Joe," a Funny or Die exclusive, shows us the…

August 12, 2009, 12:31 PM EDT

Robots spotted promoting movie worldwide

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has unleashed a conspiracy campaign through a series of worldwide robot sightings. A bot jumps off a soccer stadium in Rome. A scooter transforms in…

June 25, 2009, 2:01 PM EDT

Has Hollywood now fully jumped the shark?

Periodically, Hollywood will serve up an indescribably dumb movie. So, what do you do when you're forced to market a product that's beyond insipid? Well, you can go at it…

June 22, 2009, 4:46 PM EDT

Odd beasts abound in Seattle's film-fest ads

I'm pretty bad at finding stuff, so I was initially nervous about WongDoody's ads for the Seattle International Film Festival that challenge you to "Find the unexpected." I figured…

May 26, 2009, 8:41 AM EDT

Sherlock Holmes will enjoy kicking your ass

If this summer's blockbusters haven't gotten you itching to run to the theater for some overpriced popcorn, here's something that'll at least give you hope for Christmas. It's hard not…

May 20, 2009, 8:46 AM EDT

Basketball is religion in TNT's new NBA ads

Here's another case of strange marketing bedfellows, as TNT and Sony Pictures team up to cross-promote the NBA playoffs and the movie Angels & Demons. The resulting mashup…

May 5, 2009, 11:52 AM EDT