Wednesday, January 18, 2012

When Choosing a Movie, Google is Your Friend

A recent article in the British newspaper The Telegraph reports that some moviegoers apparently make their viewing decisions by playing "Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo." Several audience members at a recent Liverpool screening of "The Artist", the hit silent film about the death of silent film, demanded a refund after discovering that the movie contained no dialogue.

This isn't the first time that an easily-Googled bit of information has caused a stir in the movie business. Last fall, a woman sued FilmDistrict because the indie crime drama "Drive" wasn't more like "The Fast and the Furious."

While humorous on the surface, these examples lead to a larger question: should theaters and studios be held responsible when ticket buyers clearly haven't done the homework on their purchases? Weigh in on the discussion in the comments section.

(Photo credit: The Weinstein Company)

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