Wednesday, January 26, 2011

“Katie Holmes’ Movie Flops at Sundance – Reports Are Grossly ‘Exaggerated’ - Softpedia” plus 1 more

“Katie Holmes’ Movie Flops at Sundance – Reports Are Grossly ‘Exaggerated’ - Softpedia” plus 1 more


Katie Holmes’ Movie Flops at Sundance – Reports Are Grossly ‘Exaggerated’ - Softpedia

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 01:40 AM PST

Katie Holmes' latest indie movie, "Son of No One," just screened at Sundance and, according to some reports, it prompted an "exodus" with audiences and even some muffled boos. As it turns out, things were quite the opposite of that in the screening theater.

The film also stars Al Pacino, Channing Tatum, Juliette Binoche, Ray Liotta and Tracy Morgan, and is directed by the critically acclaimed Dito Montiel.

Of course, this alone is not enough to make of the movie a hit – but reports that it bombed at the famous indie festival are just malicious, a direct attack on Holmes, meant to ruin her career as an actress, Showbiz411 writes.

It all started with a piece in The Hollywood Reporter, which was then picked up by Us Magazine and, at the same time, received a few more details.

The original report in THR said that the theater where the screening took place was far from full, in itself an indication of the quality of the film.

Then, people started making dissatisfied noises during the premiere – and many left in hordes in the middle of the film, which was described by THR as an "exodus."

The problem with this, Showbiz411 explains, was that neither THR nor Us had a reporter actually present at the screening, which could only mean this type of misinformation of the audiences is meant to prejudice Holmes as an actress.

"I was at the press screening of Dito Montiel's 'Son of No One' on Monday. No one chuckled or snorted when Katie was on screen. No one walked out of the film. There was no exodus, no running for the doors. No 'collective groan'," critic Roger Friedman writes for the aforementioned e-zine.

"It does seem to me that Katie Holmes was attacked by THR and then US Weekly. Do they hate her because she's married to Tom Cruise. We can't really pile on Katie for her personal choices masked as movie criticism. We may not agree with her personal life, but that's another area completely," Friedman adds.

Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail is also at Sundance right now and he too was at the screening THR makes mention of. He too agrees that THR is out to get Holmes and ruin her acting chances in Hollywood in the process.

"I was at the screening at the Yarrow Hotel on Monday and such claims are lies and were penned to damage the actress' professional reputation. Audiences groan at the Cannes Film Festival all the time but I've never heard folk groan at Sundance," he says for the tabloid. 

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Amazon agrees to buy UK movie streaming and rental service Lovefilm - engadget

Posted: 20 Jan 2011 01:25 AM PST

Amazon to Acquire LOVEFiLM International Limited

LUXEMBOURG CITY and LONDON, January 20, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the remaining shares in LOVEFiLM International Limited (http://www.LOVEFiLM.com). LOVEFiLM is a leading European subscription entertainment service which combines the benefits of online DVD and games rental-by-post as well as streaming films and TV shows instantly over the internet to PCs, internet enabled TVs and Playstation(R)3. LOVEFiLM operates today in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Amazon already has a significant minority shareholding in LOVEFiLM and does not itself operate any similar business in Europe.

"LOVEFiLM has been innovating on behalf of movie rental customers across Europe for many years and with the advent of the LOVEFiLM player, they are further delighting customers by streaming digital movies for their immediate enjoyment," said Greg Greeley, Amazon's Vice President of European Retail. "LOVEFiLM and Amazon have enjoyed a strong working relationship since LOVEFiLM acquired Amazon Europe's DVD rental business in 2008, and we look forward to a productive and innovative future."

"The deal is a winner for the members who love LOVEFiLM because of its value, choice, convenience and innovation in home entertainment," said Simon Calver, Chief Executive of LOVEFiLM International. "With Amazon's unequivocal support we can significantly enhance our members' experience across Europe."

The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2011.

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