This morning, I visited Corona’s Coming attractions, and I was greeted with this:
Eight years. That’s how long Corona’s Coming Attractions has been giving you the latest movie news and breaking exclusive scoops. We were the first website to focus on giving you the 411 about what Hollywood was making years before it would appear on a movie screen. [snippage…] And now I’m very happy to tell you about the latest chapter in Coming Attractions growth…
Beginning March 2003, Coming Attractions has partnered exclusively with Cinescape magazine, the #1 leading genre entertainment magazine, and their website to provide you with the latest and greatest entertainment news. [blah blah blah blah blah…]
In addition to providing you with more news from all areas of entertainment, Coming Attractions will also be the exclusive provider for Cinescape’s “Development Heck” listings of movies in all levels of production. [yadda yadda yadda]
Blech! First off Cinescape’s website absolutely SUCKS! It looks like it was designed by programmers. Second, the navigation SUCKS! Third you can’t find anything! I go there today, just wanting to read Patrick Saurol’s latest news (he’s the guy who ran Coming Attractions for ages)…it took me about a half dozen clicks to find them, and then they were at the bottom of another story, very nicely labelled as “Friday’s news, Thursday’s News, etc”, so I thought, jeez, I must just be dumb. I’ll click “movies” and then “news”…or should that be “features”, or…wait, what if I just want to see all of the latest news that was reported on Friday, where do I go? Why is this layout so sucky? I just want to find out what the latest news on some of the movies I’m bidding on HSX on. Where the hell is that info??? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
Stupid stupid capitalism.
Oh, that reminds me, I just finished reading Michael Moore’s book “Stupid White Men”, it’s fantastic. Of course his views need to be taken with a huge grain of salt, but he’s got some interesting things to say, on the subject of war (this book was written two years ago, and he’s nailed what’s going on in the middle east pretty well), how to stop the bloodshed in Isreal, and how America needs to wake up and vote for Ralph Nader. It’s unfortunate that a third party representitve has never successfully gained an electoral college seat, because it would be really nice if Nader could get in charge and shake the country up a little. The USA spends 10x more on the military than they do on schools and the medical system combined! That’s insane.