Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Incredible Sinking Ship

The Incredible Sinking Ship
You know, somewhere along the line, it ceases to be funny and it starts to be sad that Lindsay Lohan's once promising acting career has been snorted up her nose not once or twice but enough times to make Mr Snuffleupagus jump up and down like a pogo stick. Get it, snort? Mr Snuffleupagus? Big... nose...? oh shit, nevermind!
From Cinematical :
Will Lohan's DUI Help Boost Box Office for 'I Know Who Killed Me?'Erik Davis Jul 24, 2007 11:02 AM - Show original item
Filed under: Thrillers, Mystery & Suspense, Celebrities and Controversy, Box Office, Newsstand, Movie Marketing
Or, alternatively, which do you think would make more money at the theater: I Know Who Killed Me or Lindsay Lohan talking to Larry King for an hour? In case you've just woken up and Cinematical is the first thing you're reading today (if so, we're honored -- thanks!), La Lohan was once again arrested in the wee hours of the morning and charged with a number of things, including drunken driving and cocaine possession. Apparently, the cops were called when the mother of Lohan's former personal assistant found her vehicle being chased around a parking lot by Lohan. Just another day in the life, huh Linds? Her arrest comes only a couple days before her latest film, I Know Who Killed Me, is set to hit theaters. Since the marketing campaign for that film has been all but non-existent (has anyone even seen a TV spot?), there's a chance all this free publicity might turn out to be great for a film heading into the weekend with little to no buzz behind it.
Although something similar happened the week before Georgia Rule hit theaters (in that case, video of Lohan snorting coke had surfaced online), it did nothing to bolster that film's box office take. Then again, Georgia Rule wasn't very controversial and/or appetizing -- I guess some would call it a "chick flick." On the other hand, I Know Who Killed Me features Lohan playing a stripper -- it's a thriller -- and those attracted to her bad girl image might be more inclined to check it out after seeing her name splashed across the news all week. Keep in mind, each and every single story that mentions Lohan will, at some point, talk about I Know Who Killed Me. And although TriStar Pictures would never admit it, her getting arrested could be the best thing to happen to a little thriller lost amongst the hustle and bustle of this summer's bigger films. What do you think? Will you be seeing the film this weekend? And will Lohan's latest arrest factor into your decision?

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