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Warner Bros. Considers Cancellation of ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Screenings
The Wrap ^ | July 20, 2012 | Sharon Waxman

Posted on 07/20/2012 1:29:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Warner Bros., the studio releasing “The Dark Knight Rises,” is considering whether to cancel screenings across the country after a massacre took place at a midnight screening in Colorado that left 12 moviegoers dead in the early hours of Friday.

Executives at the Hollywood studio were gathered at the Burbank offices from the middle of the night, struggling with whether to alter roll-out plans for the second-biggest release in movie history.

An executive told TheWrap that Warner was watching the situation and still considering whether to take further measures beyond cancelling the Paris premiere, including cancelling screenings at theater chains.

The executive said they would be making decisions on Friday and throughout the weekend as they conferred within the studio, monitored news reports and spoke to theater chains.

(Excerpt) Read more at thewrap.com ...


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1 posted on 07/20/2012 1:29:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is stupid

It’s not like the movie had anything to do with it

it was just the location this a-hole decided to go to


2 posted on 07/20/2012 1:32:10 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
For the luvofPete, there's more normal people than freaks and Black whatevers. You let them terrorize you and they've won.

Just tell your customers to bring their pistols.

3 posted on 07/20/2012 1:32:50 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WOW!

think about it over the weekend? Talk about a sure shot way to break records over the weekend and make this movie much more $$$$$$$..

genius move


4 posted on 07/20/2012 1:33:00 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Geeze, they’re probably going to have to.


5 posted on 07/20/2012 1:33:00 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Geeze, they’re probably going to have to.


6 posted on 07/20/2012 1:33:05 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bad movies, bad rock music make people do bad things.


7 posted on 07/20/2012 1:33:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Every theater should cancel the showing of the movie.


8 posted on 07/20/2012 1:33:57 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Meanwhile, behind closed doors, the execs are rubbing their hands with glee over the all the publicity.

I know I’m an old fogey, but I believe movies that portray explicit violence are sick, and it’s getting worse all the time. There seems to be no form of torture, bloodletting, or murder that is off limits. It’s porn just like explicit sex scenes are porn. To what base instincts does this disgusting gore appeal? As the Bible says, put no worthless things before your eyes.


9 posted on 07/20/2012 1:35:21 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dumb idea to blame the movie for a nut case.


10 posted on 07/20/2012 1:35:51 PM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This little tidbit of info may need it’s own thread. Harvey Levin from TMZ just said they’re part of the Warner Brothers family and their plans are to go forward with the movie because:

“They’ve been checking and nobody has asked for their money back.”

I kid you not. He also said there’s no need for a premier because now everyone is talking about the movie.


11 posted on 07/20/2012 1:40:36 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To kin and former friends: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: SandRat
Every theater should cancel the showing of the movie.

Not only that - every Batman comic should be burned, all Batman merchandise should be confiscated & all bats (and robins, just to be safe) should be shot on sight.

12 posted on 07/20/2012 1:41:56 PM PDT by gdani
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To: Pining_4_TX

Whatever, but just out of respect, they’re going to have to pull it - and not after the weekend, within the next hour.

It’s a tough decision, a lot of people are counting on the revenue, not just the execs.

They’ll regret it if they don’t.

Just my opinion.


13 posted on 07/20/2012 1:42:56 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You can bet Mikey “Bloomers” Bloomberg is already working on banning it in New Yawk City.


14 posted on 07/20/2012 1:43:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Who is Barack Hussein Obama?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out that the shooting was provoked by the infantile quality of this glorious entertainment product.


15 posted on 07/20/2012 1:44:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If they are going to cancel the all night screenings, they better get on it. We don’t need copy cats coming out of the woodwork.


16 posted on 07/20/2012 1:47:13 PM PDT by DonkeyBonker
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Is anyone here old enough to remember the movie palace (there were movie palaces in those days!) massacre on the day that Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life movie premiered?
17 posted on 07/20/2012 1:47:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Cancelling screenings could backfire in my opinion. It would give a warped sense of power to the shooter of last night and might encourage other copycats to do something similar when the movie reopens so they too can shut the movie down.

Lot of nutjobs out there. You know, John Hinckley types.

18 posted on 07/20/2012 1:49:37 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SandRat

Are you serious?


19 posted on 07/20/2012 1:51:31 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SandRat; Mr. Silverback; martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows; Fledermaus
Every theater should cancel the showing of the movie.

Also, we should all head over to Adam West's house; gather on his front lawn; and give him really, really mean looks.

Seeing as how he has just as much to do with what happened last night as a Hollywood movie does.

20 posted on 07/20/2012 1:51:35 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Mr. K

Aww Shucks. With over 22,000 gun control laws they couldn’t prevent it.

With a US Atty Gen trying to finish off the 2nd Amendment by getting 300 people killed, they couldn’t prevent it.

Even with that Jacka** Ted Turner editing the violence out of Looney Tunes, they couldn’t prevent it.

So let’s not ever release a Movie with on screen Guns again.

And while we’re at it, just to make Turner happy, let’s not ever release a movie with Anvils or falling Pianos again.

Maybe we should recall every copy of Who Killed Roger Rabbit too, just to make certain. There’s far more here than we yet know.

Keep your eyes open for his mom to rattle off about how he was getting help managing his issues with a counselor or some such crap.

http://ssristories.com/

“66 School Shootings/Incidents Involving SSRIs

Most of the stories on this site describe events that occurred after the year 2000. The increase in online news material and the efficiency of search engines has greatly increased the ability to track stories. Even these 4,800+ documented stories only represent the tip of an iceberg since most stories do not make it into the media. There are 115 cases of bizarre behavior, 66 school shootings/incidents, 68 road rage tragedies, 19 air rage incidents, 101 arson cases, 70 postpartum depression cases, over 1,000 murders (homicides) or murder attempts, over 300 murder-suicides (30% committed by women) and other acts of violence including workplace violence on this site. There are also over 100 Journal Articles and FDA reports listed in the Index. They are at the top of the Index immediately below the 66 school shootings/incidents and the 29 “won” criminal cases.”

We are literally Drowning in this Happy Pill filth.


21 posted on 07/20/2012 1:51:57 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: DonkeyBonker

Copy cats live in the woodwork? I thought they were under the bus?!


22 posted on 07/20/2012 1:52:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That is what might be called successful Terrorism.

I am saddened by the victimhood culture that permeates our society. Warner Bros. could have added a buck to the ticket prices hyped up the intensity of the movie and advertized that they had armed guards at the theater to prevent more crackpots, but that was another decade when Jack Warner still breathed.


23 posted on 07/20/2012 1:53:20 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: SamAdams76

Good point.


24 posted on 07/20/2012 1:53:24 PM PDT by stanne
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To: EEGator
Yes! It would send clear message to Warner Bros and Hollyweird.
25 posted on 07/20/2012 1:55:07 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

What message is that? That terrorizing people works...give in to fear? Do you really think a movie caused this, and not that the guy is a f’n psycho?


26 posted on 07/20/2012 1:58:07 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
Do you really think a movie caused this

If you run the film backwards, you can actually hear Batman solemnly intone: "I buried Aquaman."

27 posted on 07/20/2012 2:02:15 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: EEGator

The perp is a nut and the message to Warner Bros and Hollywierd is we don’t want your crap.


28 posted on 07/20/2012 2:03:06 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hollywood has been marketing mass murder and deviance for a decade or more. Clearly, kids that grow up playing murder-games, watching the outright vile filth that sometimes is belched out the distal end of hollywood’s bowels, are often prone to mimic deviant, murderous and disgusting behavior. The negative impact on kids is readily apparent. Anyone who thinks that a child’s environment has no effect on his behavior is living in a dream world.


29 posted on 07/20/2012 2:03:15 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Revolting cat!

So you saw the movie?


30 posted on 07/20/2012 2:03:58 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Warner Bros. Considers Cancellation of ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Screenings”

Sorry but that’s just dumb. I just came back from seeing it. Nothing bad happened. Some good action sequences but I don’t think it was as good as the first two. Anne Hathaway looks great in skin tight black leather!

I think a better recommendation would be to cancel the rest of the obama presidency out of respect for the dead economy.

And I mean no disrespect to the families of the dead and injured. It was a horrible tragedy, but clearly this was the act of a deranged individual, not the fault of the movie.


31 posted on 07/20/2012 2:04:06 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: ZX12R

If you honestly think the media has no influence on people and their behavior, I have an ad to sell you for a boat in the Sahara. Do you think public opinion is swayed by the wind?


32 posted on 07/20/2012 2:06:53 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: SandRat
we don’t want your crap.

How about we let the market decide?

33 posted on 07/20/2012 2:09:44 PM PDT by gdani
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To: Castigar
It was a horrible tragedy atrocity.
34 posted on 07/20/2012 2:11:49 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: SandRat

You don’t want it, so don’t go. You don’t speak for me or millions of people. It’s a movie, not real. Most people aren’t psychotic murderers.


35 posted on 07/20/2012 2:12:15 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Neoliberalnot
You're living in a dream world if you fail to acknowledge kids exposed to murder-games, vile filth and more are not mass murderers do grow into productive members of society.

Your tired cliche of passing blame from parents to Hollywood, schools, little green men from mars is idiotic.

36 posted on 07/20/2012 2:12:53 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When the real-life shooter is dressed up as the fictional screen villain, I don’t know how anyone can claim there’s no connection. There IS a damn connection-same as the legion of spree killers inspired by Natural Born Killers and the juggalo attacks and murders by idiot feral teens in the Insane Clown Posse “family.” This isn’t the first murder inspired by this franchise either: remember the Dendermonde nursery attack when Kim De Gelder, dressed as the joker stabbed two babies and a teacher to death. This Dark Knight/Joker thing is nothing more than demonically inspired torture porn-I have no interest in seeing it or polluting my children’s minds with it. Life often imitates art.


37 posted on 07/20/2012 2:13:24 PM PDT by Antioch (Benedikt Gott Geschickt)
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To: SandRat
Every theater should cancel the showing of the movie.

Why?

38 posted on 07/20/2012 2:13:52 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: SandRat

You sound as deranged and self serving as the lunatics who are trying to use this to push their agenda of banning guns.


39 posted on 07/20/2012 2:14:15 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Haha, I’m going to do that while playing Judas Priest backwards as well. Our moral police are just as annoying as the PC police.


40 posted on 07/20/2012 2:15:14 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We better check close to see if anyone was smoking in the movie, that might cause someone to light a ciggie, or so say the movie makers in Hollywood...all the killing, sex and S and M that goes on doesn’t influence anyone...


41 posted on 07/20/2012 2:15:14 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: gdani

I saw what you did there.


42 posted on 07/20/2012 2:15:39 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

See post #28 to me.


43 posted on 07/20/2012 2:16:36 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: ZX12R

Movie should go on!!! The problem is not the movie, it is the “Occupy Wall Street” Obamabot nutcase that did this. This is the end result of the Obama mantra, class warfare, racism and pitting one American against another!!! Wake up, America, time is running out. Adolf Obama is just about ready to take your freedom and liberty away forever!!! Shame on him for coaching this type of tragic nightmare for our country and citizens!!!


44 posted on 07/20/2012 2:17:49 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: SandRat
.....and the message to Warner Bros and Hollywierd is we don’t want your crap.

Wow, that statement indicates that on some level you are satisfied that this happened. Just wow.
45 posted on 07/20/2012 2:21:25 PM PDT by brent13a (Glenn Beck is an a$$hat.)
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To: Antioch
same as the legion of spree killers inspired by Natural Born Killers and the juggalo attacks and murders by idiot feral teens in the Insane Clown Posse “family"

Please quote the dates and incidents of the "legion" of these sprees please as well as the court judgements that specifically link those incidents to those movies/music/groups.
46 posted on 07/20/2012 2:26:08 PM PDT by brent13a
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To: brent13a

There is no satisfaction in this event.

The only satisfaction will come when the perp gets the needle in his arm from the state.


47 posted on 07/20/2012 2:29:02 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Neoliberalnot
If you honestly think the media has no influence on people and their behavior, I have an ad to sell you for a boat in the Sahara. Do you think public opinion is swayed by the wind?

I honestly don't think that movies, whether violent or not, have any effect on normally adjusted people and children, other than they are entertained and realize that it's just a make believe movie. But I suspect that there are an ever growing number of young people today raising themselves with trash of all kinds that pass for current American culture these days.

But it's not the movies themselves, billions of people watch these kind of films with few events like this. The problem is what a large and ever growing portion of American society has become, and is defended by the liberals in our society. You should blame them for this kind of behavior.
48 posted on 07/20/2012 2:29:16 PM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: All; Free ThinkerNY
What happened to "the show must go on?"

Leave it up to individual theaters. If I had one, I'd run the film anyway.

I know some thinks this will make people more apt to go but that isn't so. Right after 9/11 movie theaters became wastelands; this could easily depress attendance showings. The positive is there is likely enough enthusiasm to see the movie, people who couldn't otherwise get tickets may be able to. For a less prominent film, an incident like this could destroy its box office and opportunity to be profitable as happened in the post 9/11 weeks.

This will certainly play havoc with WB's hopes for a new opening record, either in general for compared to prior outings in the franchise.

49 posted on 07/20/2012 2:31:36 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: Neoliberalnot; SandRat; Revolting cat!; Antioch
In the 1940's-60's it was The Beatles and Elvis...Rock N Roll was Satan/force people to murder.
Then in the 1980's it was Heavy Metal was Satan/force people to murder.
Then in the 2000's it was Video Games are Satan/force people to murder.
Then, just recently selective memory states that it is just the recent gory movies are Satan/force people to murder.
(Even though ultra gory movies have been released far and wide since the 1970's)

Obviously Saudi Arabia and Iran have it 100% right. Banning all that stuff has obviously made them a far superior peaceful and nonviolent people.
50 posted on 07/20/2012 2:32:00 PM PDT by brent13a
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