Hollywood Tag



action movie hero posters
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Superhero Analyst… Having super powers must suck. I’m determining what image I should use to present myself here at Atomic Tango. Since I picture myself as an action star (in a power-nerd way), I researched how Hollywood is depicting its almighty this summer. What I saw wasn’t encouraging.Read More
Inception Movie Poster
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC & Freelance Dreamer So “Inception” is this action-packed, visually stunning film that appears real. Too real. Indeed, although the premise is based on dreams, it isn’t very… well, dreamlike. Who has linear dreams that are essentially action films? Whose dreams appear shot from a third-person perspective with scenes that don’t involve them? Dreams are usually visualized from a first-person P.O.V., with the person dreaming involved in all the action. But forget the technical side — I don’t have to tell youRead More
Paranormal Activity
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Marketing Demonologist… It was brilliant. Not the film, but the marketing campaign that elevated a $15,000 amateur horror flick into a $100 million box office smash. The problem? Serious anticipointment…Read More
Freaky Friday
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Not An Actor But A Guy Who Played One On Stage… Hollywood is experiencing a “Freaky Friday”: in the 1976 movie, a mother and daughter magically swap bodies. After a series of icky moments milked for laughs, they predictably come to understand each other. Now, unpredictably, the entire movie industry is experiencing a similar switcheroo… A-list celebrities are failing to lure fans, reports the L.A. Times, while top movies are starring relative unknowns: The stars are not twinkling bright this summer.Read More
Tetro Coppola Ad
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Who Enjoys Wine, Film, and Advertising — Separately… So I’m flipping through the Calendar section of the L.A. Times print edition. (Only in Hollywood is the entertainment section of the major newspaper called the “Calendar.” That’s right, we don’t do anything else in this town but entertain or be entertained.) My eye caught the full-page ad for new movie Tetro. The ad brims over with critical raves, with the first quote proclaiming “Francis Ford Coppola, 70, has returned to hisRead More