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Brett Ratner Apologizes for Gay Slur at 'Tower Heist' Screening

thewrap.com – “Tower Heist” director and Oscar producer Brett Ratner apologized Monday for using a gay slur Friday night at a public screening of his new film. 2 years 42 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Universal's 'Tower Heist' VOD fiasco: What went wrong?

feedproxy.google.com – First off, "Tower Heist" was probably the wrong movie to pick in an experiment where cooperation of exhibitors was needed.Big Picture: First off, "Tower Heist" was probably the wrong movie to pick in an experiment where cooperation of exhibitors was needed. 2 years 45 weeks ago via donnieyen
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U backs down on 'Tower Heist' PVOD

variety.com – Shortened PVOD window drew boycott threat from theater owners -- Universal has put the brakes on its plan to bow Brett Ratner's "Tower Heist: on PVOD three weeks after its theatrical release, in response to exhibitors' threats of a boycott. 2 years 45 weeks ago via donnieyen
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National Amusements Comes Out Against 'Tower Heist' VOD Plan

deadline.com – Theaters Demand Longer Wait For ‘Tower Heist’ Premium VOD Test Add Sumner Redstone’s exhibitor company National Amusements to the list of chains who won’t show Universal’s upcoming caper comedy Tower Heist. The 950-screen circuit said today that it won’t screen the Ben Stiller-Eddie Murphy movie if the the studio moves ahead with plans to test a shortened video-on-demand window that will make it available three weeks after it premieres in theaters for $59.99. 2 years 46 weeks ago via jetli
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Cinemark to Universal: Do Early VOD and We Won't Show 'Tower Heist'

thewrap.com – Cinemark wants Universal to know that it tests the waters on early video-on-demand at its own peril. The country's third-largest theater chain announced that it will not carry "Tower Heist" if the studio goes ahead with its plans to make the film available to Comcast subscribers in Portland, Ore. and Atlanta. 2 years 46 weeks ago via jetli
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Brett Ratner Not Involved in $59.99 VOD 'Tower Heist' Test

feedproxy.google.com – Universal and parent company Comcast are making the director's action-comedy available in homes three weeks after it opens in theaters. 2 years 46 weeks ago via jackiechan
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'Tower Heist' to hit video-on-demand three weeks after theatrical debut; $60 for price of entry

latimesblogs.latimes.com – In an audacious move that could shake up the way Hollywood has done business for decades, Universal Pictures plans to make its upcoming Eddie Murphy action comedy film "Tower Heist" available through video-on-demand just three weeks after it debuts in theaters Nov. 4. 2 years 46 weeks ago via Binh Ngo
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Ben Stiller to Receive BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Award

feedproxy.google.com – Ben Stiller will receive BAFTA Los Angeles’ Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy at the awards event on Wednesday, November 30, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 3 years 1 week ago via theothersenhman
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