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The dark arts of poster billing

19 February 2017 4:07 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Brendon Connelly Feb 23, 2017

Working out what stars go in what order on a movie poster is quite a job. And causes many, many arguments...

Billing can be important to an actor's career. Arguably, it's more important to their ego. Most of all, though, it's cross-eyed dead crucial to their agent. The order in which actor's names appear on a poster might be contested as if it's a matter of life or death. It's no exaggeration to say that people have been sent to the electric chair with less wrangling or dispute than a handful of movie star names have been splashed onto a poster.

To be 'top of the bill' originally meant, literally, that your name is at the top of the bill – i.e. the poster. In variety theatre or music hall terms, this implies that you would take the stage last of all, the big attraction that the »

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'Different Flowers': Film Review | Santa Barbara 2017

16 February 2017 12:49 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Indiana native Shelley Long returns to feature films and her regional roots in Different Flowers, playing the grandmother of a runaway bride who's trying to reconcile her romantic inclinations with her need for independence. With its relaxed Midwestern charm and female-empowerment storyline, Dameron’s wedding-themed family dramedy should have no trouble finding a suitable suitor prepared for a committed partnership.

Approaching 30 and facing crucial decisions about career, marriage and family, Millie (Emma Bell) makes a last-second decision to bail on her lavender-themed Kansas City wedding, leaving her groom Charlie (Sterling Knight) awkwardly standing at the altar. Abetted by her enabling »

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