Reel to Real: #movies
Twitter is awesome. I use it to follow everyone from my old high school friends to Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. But looking through the list of people I follow, I realized that I hardly follow anyone in the film industry. This wasn’t going to cut it, so I went looking for some good, amusing movie Twitters. Here are the winners:
Neil Patrick Harris: Harris may just be the most adorable human being to ever exist. He tweets as if he were just a really enthusiastic tourist, instead of a well-known actor. “Today is International Sword Swallowers Day. I’m sure there are lots of jokes there, but figured the legit carnies deserve a shout out,” he tweeted on Feb. 23. Doesn’t he just sound like someone’s goofy uncle?
Ellen Page: If you’ve ever wondered what the “Juno” star’s stream of consciousness sounds like, fear not—just follow her on Twitter. After tweeting that she was watching “The Mighty Ducks,” she then tweeted “Quack, quack, quack” as many times as it would fit in the 140-character space limit. She also describes herself as a “tiny Canadian” and that’s just awesome. You can also get the latest from her on the new movie she’s directing, “Miss Stevens.”
IMDb: If you’re not in the mood for nonsensical tweets from movie stars but want to stay up on all the breaking news for new movies, IMDb is the Twitter to follow. Here, you’ll find newly released movie posters, casting announcements and celebrity gossip. They even had a feature that showed who would have won the Oscars if it was based on IMDb page views instead of Academy votes (“Django Unchained” took Best Picture, by their page-view count).
Cracked.com: OK, so Cracked isn’t technically a film Twitter. But following it will give you updates on their articles, many of which are really cool movie-related lists (such as “Seven Insane Fan Theories That Actually Make Great Movies Better.”) The movie trivia is good enough on its own, but the writing style is fresh and funny and it’s hard to stop reading once you start.
What actors, directors and film companies do you follow on Twitter?