Posts By: Patrick Corcoran

Good Stealing, Bad Stealing

(Originally posted August 2nd, 2007 @ 10:01 am.) A 19-year-old woman was arrested for recording part of Transformers at Regal’s Ballston Common 12 in Arlington, VA July 17. The Washington Post has the story: Sejas was enjoying the movie so much that she decided to film a short clip of the sci-fi adventure’s climax to… Read more »

Upcoming Releases

Aug 3-5 Underdog Disney PG Bratz Lionsgate PG The Bourne Ultimatum Universal PG-13 Scope El Cantante PictureHouse R Flat Hot Rod Paramount PG-13 Scope The Ten ThinkFilm R Blame It On Fidel Koch Lorber Flat If I Didn’t Care Artistic License The Willow Tree New Yorker Flat Becoming Jane Miramax PG Naya Daur Shemaroo Cash… Read more »

Disney joins Universal in cutting smoking in movies

Disney announced yesterday it’s banning smoking in Disney-branded films. According to the Hollywood Reporter: “The Walt Disney Co. shares your concern regarding deaths due to cigarette smoking,” Iger wrote to (Congressman Ed) Markey. “We discourage depictions of cigarette smoking in Disney, Touchstone and Miramax films. In particular, we expect that depictions of cigarette smoking in… Read more »

Weekend Box Office 7/27-7/29

Rank Film Distrib Weekend Gross Cume 1 The Simpsons Movie Fox $71.8 $71.8 2 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Universal $19.0 $71.6 3 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Warner Bros $17.0 $241.7 4 Hairspray (2007) New Line $15.5 $59.3 5 No Reservations Warner Bros $11.7 $11.7 6 Transformers Paramount $11.5… Read more »

Independent's Day

Two stories in the news focusing on the continued strength of the more than 400 independent theater owners as a force in the industry. Friday, the Springdale Morning News in Arkansas profiled the new Blackhawk Theatre in Pea Ridge, a small but burgeoning town in the extreme northwest corner of the state. Pea Ridge Mayor… Read more »