Posts By: Patrick Corcoran

Filling seats in off-hours

One of the big hopes for digital cinema is the opportunity it provides for alternative content.  If it can be digitized, it can be shown in a digitally-equipped movie theater. The L.A. Times takes a look at one of the early movers – Bigger Picture (a division of digital cinema aggregator AccessIT) – in what may… Read more »

'Sicko' clips on YouTube = entire film

As noted last week, Michael Moore’s documentary Sicko has been pirated and put on various p2p sites. Now it’s on YouTube. The Hollywood Reporter reports today that the entire film is available in bite-sized chunks. This was news to the Weinstein Company, which seemed rather sanguine about the whole affair: When sought for an official comment… Read more »

Weekend Box Office

  Weekend Box Office 1 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Fox $57,400,000 2 Ocean’s Thirteen WB $19,105,000 3 Knocked Up Universal $14,535,000 4 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End Disney $12,024,000 5 Surf’s Up Sony $9,300,000 6 Shrek the Third Paramount/DW $9,007,000 7 Nancy Drew WB $7,135,000 9 Mr. Brooks MGM $2,820,000… Read more »

'Sicko' pirated two weeks before release

Michael Moore’s controversial documentary about the U.S. health care industry, Sicko, has already been stolen and made available on the internet. Advertising Age’s Claude Brodesser-Akner downloaded a copy from a p2p site Thursday night and watched it. Availability on the web so far ahead of its release in theaters is disturbing and should provide some… Read more »

Una dia sin cinema

Spanish cinemas have gone on strike. For a day, anyway. Variety reports on plans for a Monday closure of Spanish movie theaters to protest the government’s new draft film law. The somewhat hard-pressed exhibition sector is upset that some long-standing concerns are either being ignored or implemented in ways they see as detrimental to the… Read more »