I saw Jim Sheridan‘s Brothers (Lionsgate, 12.4) a couple of nights ago, and then conducted a brief interview with Sheridan today at Manhattan’s Four Seasons and then attended a group press conference (Sheridan, Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh). The hazy focus during the zoom-in on Maguire is due to low light — apologies. Not a good column day. A bad one, in fact. One distraction after another.
Now that Summit Entertainment is looking at weekend New Moon earnings of $145 million or so (based on yesterday’s record-breaking $72.7 million haul at 4,024 theaters), maybe they can afford now to make extra DVD screeners of The Hurt Locker and send them out to every Tom, Dick and Harry? You know…blanket the town like Lionsgate did with those Crash screeners in late ’05 and early ’06? No more excuses — get ’em out there now.