Sorry, not sure what got into me yesterday. The list of top ten tv shows just really rubbed me the wrong way.
Anyway, here are a few more links that caught my eye... other than the Cloverfield trailer that everyone is murmuring about and that Paramount is taking off of YouTube as fast as they can type...
- A new blog that I've been reading (mostly for the technology posts) called AppScout has a nice roundup of the best web marketing efforts from the movie studios this summer. I'm sure Chris over at Movie Marketing Madness would love this... and have an opinion or two.
- The Chicago Tribune's blog, Pop Machine, held a poll asking readers which stars they could most rely on to imply quality in a film. The results are in, and the winners are:
9 and 10. Edward Norton, Denzel Washington (8 votes each)
7 and 8. Christian Bale, George Clooney (9 each)
5 and 6. Leonardo DiCaprio, Morgan Freeman (10 each)
4. Cate Blanchett (14)
3. Johnny Depp (17)
2. Kate Winslet (18)*
1. Meryl Streep (19)*
I'm stunned Andy Dick and Jessica Simpson didn't make the cut. Actually, I'm more stunned that Tom Hanks didn't make the top 10, but I'm not sure who I'd remove from the list. Wait, is anyone else surprised that Christian Bale got 9 votes? Mind you, I don't disagree, and I would have voted for him myself, but I didn't think that he was popular enough to break into George Clooney territory. To me, though, if Daniel Day-Lewis is in a film, that just screams high caliber work. Looks like he only got three votes.
- This might be the best email exchange ever between two Hollywood heavyweights.