Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 19 January 2015

Has Microsoft discovered a way to make smartphones less annoying in cinemas? For those who can’t bear to switch them off for a couple of hours, this could be the solution. A patent granted to Microsoft this week could automatically…

Studios Find A Backdoor Into Shorter Theatrical Release Windows

History may remember this past summer’s blockbuster season more as the one when studios successfully shortened the theatrical window by three weeks, rather than as the one in which numerous $200 million tentpole films failed at the box office. Sure,…

Halo 3 Bigger Than Spider-Man 3, But…

The Hollywood Reporter is not fooled by Microsoft’s PR spinners’ claim that first-day sales of ‘Halo 3‘ is “the biggest entertainment launch in history,” noting in the article (which it nevertheless made an e-mail bulletin of) that: “Halo” not only…

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