I want my five dollars!
Last week Sony Pictures paid $1.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing the studio of citing a fake movie critic in ads for such classic gems as Vertical Limit, A Knight's Tale, The Animal,Hollow Man and The Patriot.
$5 ticket reimbursements will be offered to filmgoers duped by fake ads that claimed (by fake critics) that Heath Ledger is "this year's hottest new star!" or my favorite one, "The producing team of 'Big Daddy' has delivered another winner!"
Seems Miramax didn't get the memo. I have not seen it yet, but The Great Raid claims tell a "story that has never been told." However, at the bottom of the poster it claims to be based on two books.
Since when did a story only become "told" when it's a movie.