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The 12 Ballsiest Movie Publicity Stunts

Will Ferrell and Aubrey Plaza Getty Images

In this economy, filmmakers will do just about anything to boost ticket sales. And when they've already placed larger-than-life ads all over the world, what more can you do? Publicity, silly!

Since the dawn of time, movie folks have gone to great lengths to get people to know — and hopefully see — their latest projects. But it's no easy task. Now that film publicity is more common than ... well, movies themselves, the tactics have become crazier. Raunchier. Scarier. Really, just more of a giant, fabulous hot mess. -- By Christopher Rosa and Jacqueline Lem Get More »

Filed Under: Features

'Project X': 2012's Most Pirated Movie

Project X Warner Bros.

The numbers are in, and it's official: The (fictional) found-footage epic party movie, "Project X," is the most pirated film of 2012, according to TorrentFreak.

The sleeper spring break release was downloaded 8.7 million times on populat filesharing site BitTorrent, taking this year's crown for movie people most want to stare at, huddled glassy-eyed at the laptops in the middle of the night, mumbling, "Dude. Duuuuuude." Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: TorrentFreak

Showbiz is a Killer: On-Screen Suicides Triple Since the '50s

Touchstone

If all of your screenwriter friends made their characters jump off a bridge, would you do the same?

It seems that in Hollywood, the answer is increasingly becoming "yes," with on-screen portrayals of suicide tripling between 1950 and 2006.

However, it's not always the old "someone drilled one of my eyeballs out and there happens to be a train approaching" song-and-dance from torture-porn movies like "Hostel" that make it to the big screen; the relative destigmatization of certain forms of mental illness in countries like the US has led to more nuanced portrayals of suicidal behavior in film. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie Clips | Source: The Seattle Times
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