If you ever want to completely distract me, to make me forget the topic at hand and turn into a preoccupied and ranting mess, bring up the topic of movie marketing. I've written about it often, from DVD covers that don't adequately describe films to bad Photoshopping and title swapping. As the handshake that introduces masses to a film, it drives me nuts how much gets morphed in an attempt to "appeal" to audiences.

Sometimes it's just irksome changes that don't truly affect the outcome (a la Harry Potter's Philosopher's Stone and Sorcerer's Stone), and sometimes changes suggest a whole other project entirely. The 2009 Canadian film Leslie, My Name is Evil has got a new name and description. It's now Manson, My Name is Evil.
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