Unsuspecting and Terrified Onlookers React Appropriately to Staged Attempted Murder in Worst Marketing Campaign Ever
I don't know how I missed this, which has been out three days and been since over 2.5 million times, but the marketing people behind this Friday's release of Dead Man Down, starring Noomi Rapace and Colin Farrel, thought it would be a good idea to stage an attempted murder in an elevator and see how unsuspecting onlookers -- taped without their knowledge -- react.
It pretty much runs the gamut, and from a sociological perspective, it's kind of interesting to watch. Some scream. Some try to help. Some get the hell out of there. One guy records it with his phone, and one woman tries to beat the thug with a bouquet of flowers.
Clearly, the campaign worked to create buzz (much of it negative), although what it has to do with the movie, I have no idea, nor does it make me want to see it anymore. As the late great Bill Hicks used to say, "If anyone here is in advertising or marketing, kill yourself."
Also, it very much reminds me of the more brilliant, more pant-sh*ttingly terrifying Brazilian prank from last year.
Pajiba Love Express
Here's some Daveed Diggs for you. On Daveed Diggs' digs, actually. That man does things with clothes that should not make sense, but are absolutely perfect. (Go Fug Yourself)
Woody Allen has "so moved on" from his daughter's accusations and says he never even thinks about it. He equates her words about him to a bad review he won't read and comments on how wacky it is that Mia Farrow is his mother-in-law. He is the worst. (Celebitchy)
Not The Worst but still very gross: Leonardo DiCaprio and his
Here are 5 under-the-radar shows. I had never even heard of the first two. (Uproxx)