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Thursday, August 4, 2005

David Manning Returns

Theater goers who saw "A Knight's Tale," "The Patriot", "The Animal", "Hollow Man", or "Vertical Limit" can file a claim and receive $5, according to the terms of a settlement Sony Pictures has now agreed to, in order to end a lawsuit filed by angry movie patrons. In 2001, Sony used reviews from a non-existent critic, "David Manning", to type the films in order to entice people into attending them. Newsweek ferreted out the fake, and attorney Norman Blumenthal filed suit. Read more here and here.

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