October 07, 2008
Sabotage of An American Carol?
Mpower pictures and Vivendi are starting to hear complaints about sabotage of An American Carol by employees of theaters that are carrying the movie. So far, ten theaters have been implicated in outright fraud regarding this movie.Miss Attila lists other things individual theatres are doing to frustrate viewship of the movie.
Obviously, the producers and distributors would like to get to the bottom of this and find out the extent of any fraud, but they need our help to determine whether the problem is systemic, or confined to a few theaters in a nationawide release.
What we know: in at least ten theaters nationwide, customers were sold tickets they were told were for An American Carol but turned out to be for other movies.
If you encounter any of the things Miss Attila lists, please go to AAC Fraud site to report it.
Posted by Darleen at October 7, 2008 06:44 AM
So, when did conservatism become so intrinsically connected to tinfoil kookery? What are you saying here Darlene? That the employees of movie houses across America spontaneously chose to miscount tickets to this awesome film? (Wouldn't that be the power of the people at work?) Or are you saying the movie theater owners across America ordered their lowly minimum wage employees (most of them high school kids, if my town is any measure) to conspire in a nefarious plan to make it appear (falsely of course ) that no one wanted to see this crappy movie?
Let's take a little stroll along Occam's Razor and see what really happened here: The movie sucked. It wasn't funny. No one wanted to see it.
It's called the Free Market, Darlene. Look it up.
Posted by: leah at October 7, 2008 05:41 PM
This is some sad stuff. Some people got tickets for the wrong movie and it's some kind of conspiracy? You realize that even if you get a ticket for movie A, it's pretty easy to just walk into a different movie. Or maybe you were never a teenager.
Nobody is watching American Carol because Michael Moore hasn't been relevant since 2004 and Zucker hasn't made a funny movie since the early 80s.
Posted by: Josh at October 8, 2008 09:22 PM