Posts By: Patrick Corcoran

'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 »

Theatrical release still drives the train

Does anybody remember 2005? That was the year of the summer slump that would not end – a slump that convinced many a pundit that the movie theatre business as we know it was dead. DVDs, flat screen TVs and instant downloading were killing the business, so theatres should acknowledge reality, turn off the popcorn… Read more »