October 08, 2008

Speaking of An American Carol

If you saw it and liked it, create a profile on Rotten Tomatoes and write a quick review with an honest ranking and your reaction to the film. Please!

That site is being overrun with leftists, unfortunately.


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IF YOU DON'T, the proverbial terrorists will have won . . . (Not the real terrorists&mdah;just the ones who are fond of quoting Proverbs. The terrorists that really scare me, though, are the ones who carry the Psalms with 'em wherever they go . . . what's up with that?)


The most important thing, though, is to see An American Carol, and make your mind up for yourself.

UPDATE: Hey, whaddya know?—a lot of the mainstream critics hated it. Here's an article on that phenomenon in PJ Media, and the comments thread is a scream.

UPDATE 2: Following up on the ticket irregulariries post—
Despite my new readers' assurances that no one would actually manipulate ticket sales to make a political point, we certainly know that it's possible. In fact, we know that this is done, though the more-common motivation is plain old greed. This from a person who monitors this type of hijinks:

I do mystery shopping and merchandising, and sometimes I perform movie theater checks. I act as a typical moviegoer, and buy my ticket at the box office. Then I sit in the back of the theater and count the patrons at the moment the movie starts. I scan and email my ticket stubs, so they can verify that the ticket shows the proper movie.

Studios pay me (the company that hires me) to do this because theater owners/managers can and do fudge the ticket sales numbers. If you buy a ticket for a movie that opens this week, the theater sends most of the money to the studio. But if you buy a ticket for a movie in its fourth week, the theater gets to keep much more of the money. Thus, they train ticket sellers to monitor the number sold for the new movie. If it's not sold out, they may print you a ticket for the older movie, figuring that you won't notice. I've watched this being done.

Would they do this to tank a movie that they didn't like? Perhaps. It would likely be on instructions from the manager, and the ticket seller wouldn't know or care why. Ticket sellers are less politically aware than the average bookstore employee, and bookstore employees are known to hide or deny the presence of titles they don't like. But ticket sellers are often teens who are more concerned about the party they're attending after their shift, rather than the political party of the producer.

It could be happening. There's nothing wrong with checking your tickets and reporting any discrepancy to the AC folks.

UPDATE: Since you've been asking—Joy's coverage of potential sabotage to depress the box-office numbers of An American Carol:

http://littlemissattila.mu.nu/archives/275006.php

http://littlemissattila.mu.nu/archives/275114.php

Posted by Attila Girl at October 8, 2008 01:44 PM | TrackBack
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As promised, we saw it tonight. No, not as good as Airplane! or The Naked Gun, but then again, AAC had a fraction of their budgets.

I laughed at something in every scene, and laughed out loud at least a dozen times. Worth the trip, worth the money.

Posted by: Gordon at October 8, 2008 07:29 PM




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