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"See It First on iTunes" — Is This a Thing Now?

Remember the whole Tower Heist release kerfuffle? Folks were all upset because Universal was planning to release the film to Video On Demand services less than 30 days after its theatrical release. One more reason for people to stay on their couches, right? The death of moviegoing! Theaters were furious. But so far, I haven't picked up a similarly outraged reaction to this:

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That's from the iTunes movie trailer page for Kill List. See that little bit in the lower left?

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Wow. Must be some special deal the film's people made with Apple, I guess. Maybe I'll check out the trailer for The Innkeepers...hey wait a second:

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Well, now. The triumph of the tiny glowing rectangles continues apace.

Delightful moment in The Artist, which I finally saw last night. The Bright Young Thing is doing a radio interview in a restaurant, unaware that The Aging Star is sitting behind her. "The old must make way for the young!" she blithely chirps to her rapt interviewers. The Aging Star rises, presents himself to her, and then gestures back at his vacated seat. "I've made way for you," he says, and then walks out. I just remembered that for some reason.

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Remember the whole Tower Heist release kerfuffle? Folks were all upset because Universal was planning to release the film to Video On Demand services less than 30 days after its theatrical release. One more reason for people to stay on their couches, right? The death of moviegoing! Theaters were furious. But so far, I haven't picked up a similarly outraged reaction to this:

Image

That's from the iTunes movie trailer page for Kill List. See that little bit in the lower left?

Image

Wow. Must be some special deal the film's people made with Apple, I guess. Maybe I'll check out the trailer for The Innkeepers...hey wait a second:

Image

Well, now. The triumph of the tiny glowing rectangles continues apace.

Delightful moment in The Artist, which I finally saw last night. The Bright Young Thing is doing a radio interview in a restaurant, unaware that The Aging Star is sitting behind her. "The old must make way for the young!" she blithely chirps to her rapt interviewers. The Aging Star rises, presents himself to her, and then gestures back at his vacated seat. "I've made way for you," he says, and then walks out. I just remembered that for some reason.

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