The Hollywood Read ep. 24

Despite being one of the best movies of the year (so far), Booksmart is not doing that well, hindered by a poor release strategy, off-target marketing, and an unenthusiastic audience. But should a movie like Booksmart even have been released in theaters? Are smaller, character-driven films just better off in the digital world these days? And speaking of the digital world, why does The Lion King look so boring and flat? This week we’re talking about the theatrical experience, how audiences are driving a shift in viewing habits, and why photo-realism isn’t all that appealing.

Here’s Kayleigh on how The Lion King is ruining cinema: http://www.pajiba.com/film_reviews/disneys-lion-king-posters-are-just-what-lions-look-like.php

Kayleigh twitter: @Ceilidhann

Sarah twitter: @Cinesnark

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