Quick Takes: 10/17/07

  • filmstrip.jpgThe Washington Post has a story about the abuse of critics quotes in ads and publicity materials for films, including the sometimes tenuous connection between the quoted critic and the news outlet they’re attributed to. Joe Leydon offers his perspective on the story and the practice since he has been one of those quoted in the past.
  • David Kaplan at PaidContent has a worth-reading post on how there’s not likely to be a resolution to the wars between the Blu-ray and HD-DVD camps. He also points out research that shows consumers are just fine with the current DVD format and don’t see the need to upgrade. Believe me, the two are related.
  • The Vulture blog rounds up the different perspectives on the faith-based elements of The Golden Compass. Some say it’s not Catholic enough, others (specifically blowhards from the Catholic League) say it’s anti-Catholic.
  • PROMO Magazine has more details on the National Treasure 2 online game.
  • Movie Gallery has filed for bankruptcy under the pressure of receiving no press whatsoever due to everyone’s fascination with Netflix and morbid curiosity toward Blockbuster’s slow decent into oblivion.
  • Lionsgate has struck a deal with Indelible Creative Group, which specializes in faith-based films, to distribute DVDs for a number of its titles.