Posts By: Patrick Corcoran

NATO sends letter to theater owners encouraging donations to Aurora, Colorado relief fund

NATO president John Fithian sent a letter to exhibitors today encouraging donations to the Community First Foundation to aid victims of the shootings in Aurora, Colorado and their families. As we watch the aftermath unfold and try to make sense of this terrible crime, you should be encouraged by the leadership and dedication of the… Read more »

Slate conducts a 3D autopsy

A year ago, Daniel Engber in Slate asked “Is 3D Dead in the Water”. This week he returns to the subject and concludes 3D is dead.  To reach this conclusion, he uses the same tool to analyze the success or failure of 3D – the average gross per screen in 3D compared to the average… Read more »

Is the DirecTV Premium VOD plan a flop?

Patrick Goldstein says it is in the L.A. Times. The only question for him seems to be how big of a flop. The headline for his post gives you some idea: “Is DirecTV’s $30 movie rental test a flop of ‘Ishtar’-like proportions?”  Yikes. Why he thinks it flopped mirrors NATO’s thinking on the issue precisely:… Read more »

The Great 3D Panic of 2011

Scott Mendelson provides a much-needed corrective to the “3D is dying” brouhaha: The sky is not falling in the realm of 3D films.  There has been much hand-wringing over the last couple weeks as moviegoers have embraced their right to choose to see the latest summer tent-poles in 2D over the higher-priced 3D venues.  For… Read more »