The trailers for 'The Dictator' have certainly underwhelmed and given us little more than yet another ethnic Sacha Baron Cohen alter ego. In a smart move, Paramount just released the opening scene from the film proving that whoever cut that trailer together before had no idea how to sell this film.
Found footage has proven highly profitable, particularly for horror films. Following the success of 'Paranormal Activity' and 'The Devil Inside,' Paramount's Insurge banner is understandably riding that gravy train until it ends -- and now they want to marry that profitable gimmick with another highly profitable title: 'The Ring.'
Given the carnival atmosphere of their family story, I’m surprised it has taken this long for Hollywood to explain how circus pioneers The Ringling Bros. came to be. The good news is that Paramount Pictures is moving forward on a Ringling Bros. feature film but today’s information might leave you feeling a little blue.
The other day, we reported on the launch of ‘Google Play,’ the latest method for online consumers to access movies, music, books and apps through their various devices. This morning, the new service received yet another vote of confidence from a major Hollywood studio that will begin sharing its titles through the ‘Google Play’ rental library.