We're Back. With Better Hair.
On behalf of everyone here at Movieline, welcome. Whether you come to us as a fan of the original magazine, a follower of our previous online efforts, or out of sheer curiosity after noticing our URL carved into a bathroom stall at one of L.A.'s mustier drinking establishments, we're thrilled to have you here, and encourage you to stick around and explore.
We know you have questions, so let's get right to them.
Movieline was a Hollywood magazine that launched in 1989. Fittingly enough, Jane Fonda was on the first cover (Fonda is now an unwitting Movieline contributor via our Twitter feed), and one of its features was titled The Culture of Reincarnation ("Comebacks... Sequels... Remakes... the movie business thrives on déjà vu...").
Right from the start, it was abundantly clear that this was going to be an exciting new take on an old subject. It was smart, insidery, hilarious, a little naughty, and miles ahead of its time.
Why revive it?
Why? Because it was awesome, and there's been nothing like it since. And it sure as hell deserves a comeback/sequel/remake more than A Nightmare on Elm Street does.
What should we expect?
A lot. For one thing, we've expanded our coverage to encompass all aspects of entertainment. Also, you may have noticed we exist online -- you know, that series of tubes that wasn't around much back when Sean Young ruled the Hills -- so expect a steady, up-to-the-minute stream of breaking news, exclusive interviews, reviews, and features. You may also notice some of the magazine's greatest hits making a return -- classic columns like Hollywood Ink, Bad Movies We Love, our signature cheeky lists (yes--Movieline started those), and perhaps even a Guess Who/Don't Sue blind item now and again. Look for all of these and more in an elegantly bundled online package, free from the billowing hair and pastel-colored fashions of that bygone era.
I don't work in Hollywood. Do I belong here?
Yes. Movieline caters to anyone with strong opinions about pop culture. We eat, breathe, and poop the stuff, and presumably you do, too. Whether or not you work in The Biz (Biz tip: no one who works in the The Biz actually calls it The Biz), there's bound to be something here to grab your interest. On the other hand, for the industry insiders and aspiring players among you: Welcome to your new home. This is a place for anyone who likes their weekend grosses with a strong cup of irony, and wants to find out who's been hired and fired in Hollywood before they do.
Sounds great! How much is it?
Free? Wow. Is there any way I can repay you?
Yes. For starters, hang out. Tell your friends about us. Comment. And most importantly -- tip us. No, not 18%, though that is customary. We mean send us story ideas, dirt, celebrity sightings, overhead snippets of conversations. Don't second-guess yourself! The more we hear from you, the better.
OK. Can I start reading now?