Frequent and appreciated viewers,
Though you may have heard, aligning with the elections, we are doing a series on Hollywood and Politics. But you may have noticed the number of ads on this site is slim to none. Why? As mentioned in some recent articles ad dollars equal ad representation. Meaning any advertising dollars obligates us to present advertiser opinions on any range of issues. You might think this is not a big deal but we think other wise.
Currently we can talk about any entertainment topic we want. We don’t really attempt scoops and scathing exposé’s yet we still like our freedom to express ourselves. Yes we have explored some taboo subjects but we are not challenged so no one has the leverage to make us stop. For instance(s):
– Marvel Entertainment can’t write us and say “scratch the article on Robert Downey Jr. We don’t like your posted article makes him look old and we’re invested in another 10 “Ironman” pictures with him.”
– Ford Motor Cars can’t write and say, “you should be focusing on “Skyfall” because our biggest product placement campaign is located there and we want people to go see that movie.
– Exxon can’t insist we remove our article on a documentary dedicated to the wild life of the Gulf of Mexico because it reminds people to ask about our progress cleaning up that area. We’re not finished with that project… Better yet tell them how much success we have had with that endeavor and that we should be finished in a month.
You may not think those kinds of interactions are likely yet we discussed how frequently that sort of media influence can occur when a web site depends on private funds. Of course we might choose to advertise in the future but for now being independent serves us fine. Please fill free to comment where you feel motivated.
Trivia: If you look at “Hollywood Take 2” you will hear some conversation about how different looks sell actors in romantic lead roles. The actors chosen have played in a number of genres and some are most known as action stars.
Please select the photo that matches the film title. Plus, tell us why the costumes were believable for these three actors most popular romantic comedy roles.
Harrison Ford: WORKING GIRL (1988)
Keanu Reeves; THE LAKE HOUSE (2006)
Tom Cruise: JERRY MAGUIRE (1996)
SCHEDULE OF ARTICLES:
Monday–Stephen King: The Master of Horror by Littlebells
Wednesday– 2nd. Article in series on Hollywood Politics Inside & Out by Parisienne
Friday– Movie Buzz
Saturday-Hollywood Take 2