Maybe I'm giving too much credit to Hollywood studios, but you've got to suspect that they are aware that there's a
big-deal election happening in November and so they might be marketing and releasing films
with that in mind. Maybe not so much to influence the outcome of the election as to exploit
audiences' feelings about it.
The Cannes Film Festival started yesterday, and our crack correspondent Lisa Nesselson is on the scene. Here's her first dispatch:
There are people who don't much care for Woody Allen, but is
that any reason for U.S. Navy SEALS to track him down and kill him?
Allen's latest romp, "Midnight in Paris" opened the 64th Cannes Film Festival on
the night of May 11th.