Posts By: Patrick Corcoran

Irony, much?

The Vail Daily reports on the closing of the last video store in Vail county. What technologically-savvy, cutting edge users of online rentals and Netflix do they find to explain the death of the video store? Two movie theater managers. That is just awesome topped with awesome sauce.

N.Y. Times on the movie rating system

The New York Times’ movie critic A.O. Scott gets the ratings system better than almost anyone in the media. Mr. Dick’s film, a critique of the ratings system in the name of artistic freedom, dwells on the commercially fraught boundary between the R and NC-17 ratings, which caused problems for the directors of films like… Read more »

It's National Popcorn Day!

I don’t know who’s in charge of deciding these things, but according to the Popcorn Board it’s National Popcorn Day. Some suggest the day is marked whichever day the Super Bowl is held, but you don’t need a super bowl: you can order a small, medium or large at your local movie theater, where it’s… Read more »

Release windows; record weekend

With movie theaters in the middle of an all-time record weekend in an all-time record year, the L.A. Times produces a useful round-up and look ahead at the theatrical release window:  Exhibitors have drawn a line in the sand, steadfastly resisting the compression of release dates that they view as a threat to their livelihood…. Read more »