The biggest soccer stars in the world are known by one name: Pele, Ronaldo, Messi. The United States has never produced that kind of world class talent, but as we first reported in October, a 19 year old from Hershey, Pennsylvania, is poised to change that. Christian Pulisic may just be the best American to ever play the game.
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While this won’t necessarily reflect on the finished film itself which BETTER BE GOOD or there will be hell to pay in the trailer I was craving some of the raw grittiness from the printed page, especially to hook the people who don’t already know and love the story.Have you seen the awesome Japanese movie Battle Royale? It has similar plot points as The Hunger Games: dystopian future, teenagers dropped onto an island for battle to the death and the whole thing televised for the entertainment of the nation. Now THIS is a badass trailer (Warning: graphic violence), even with the subtitles.Battle Royale came out more than 10 years ago, but Lionsgate needs to watch this. And the next Hunger Games trailer needs to blow us all away.
Instead, Simmons’s off the cuff session served as an extended infomercial for Gene Simmons: The Brand. When he wasn’t strutting through the crowd and shoving a microphone in the faces of eager attendees (most of whom just wanted to promote their own band or website), Simmons regaled us with examples of his genius and recited vague statements about the state of the music industry (“The industry is sick; we have to make it better!”) and the strength of 360 deals (in which major labels take a cut of every aspect of an act’s profits, from merch to publishing to record sales, a model which is generally beneficial for industry suits and detrimental for artists). Not once did I hear an example of outside the box thinking or, for that matter, any indication that Simmons is actually plugged into the future of the music industry.The most curious aspect of this latest endeavour is Simmons’s adamantly anti internet stance.