The marketing departments at movie studios are in the business of boiling the success and failure of movies down to simple, straightforward formulas. Based on the posters from the first half of the year, the formula they seem to have settled on is 'Movie Posters - Faces = Money.'
Thankfully, the movie universe and the part of the universe where real people reside never meet. If they did, we'd never be surprised by a movie ever again. By the time the script was written and the film was shot, the characters would have given away the plot on Facebook a long time ago.
In the grand scheme of things, there are really only a handful of websites that the public at large turns to each day for basic needs. These mammoth sites like Facebook and YouTube have built such a high level of visitor loyalty that they're pretty much free to tweak and change their sites however they see fit, secure in the knowledge that people w
Sometimes the results of advertising are astounding. But more often than not, we end up with a commercial so confounding that we struggle to understand how a single person could possibly be convinced to make a purchase after watching it.
In 2008, the Punisher got the dark film he deserved, Punisher: War Zone, which opened to universal apathy. But as the excellent podcast 'How Did This Get Made?' recently pointed out, Punisher: War Zone is very much worthy of your attention and should head to the top of your Netflix queue, even if you haven't the first idea who Frank Castle is.
What is it about your favorite musicians that make you connect more with what they do than with any other musicians out there? Perhaps the answer lies somewhere in the 1980s. Not in the part where you can buy rubber Swatch watches and shirts that turn neon green when you generate body heat, but in the world of cartoons.
These days, the go-to Jordan comparison target is LeBron James. Sure, he's never won any championships, but it's seemingly only a matter of time. But here at Cracked, we believe it takes more than statistics to truly be compared to a legend like Michael Jordan. So we dug a little deeper. Here's a non-basketball comparison of LeBron James and Michae