I don’t make it to as many likemind Chicago coffee meet-ups as I’d like to, but always enjoy them when I do. For that reason I want to take a moment and link to Noah Brier’s post announcing that, much to his surprise, likemind just turned two.
I keep trying to figure out if there’s anything stupider than calling for a boycott of mainstream trade publications because you feel like they’re not giving credit where credit’s due on scoops and breaking news but I’m really not thinking of anything.
I get what the problem is, that movie sites are breaking stories that then show up two days later in THR or Variety with no attribution of who got the story first. But that’s pretty rampant behavior among bloggers as well. I think we’ve all been victims of someone passing on a story that we’ve broken as their own and I think we’ve all felt the same sort of righteous indignation when that happens.
Whatever other issues there might be about this, I’d suggest that everyone who’s crying foul about the practices of movie trade pubs take a look at their own behavior before their own noses bent too terribly far out of shape.
Ryan Block is leaving Engadget to work on an undisclosed venture with Peter Rojas.
(note to self: work on not making headlines longer than the posts they’re supporting.)
All through watching The Dark Knight, and for about 10 hours afterward, I kept trying to figure out where I knew the actor who played one of the cops in the Gotham PD, the one who gets held at knife-point by the Joker as he’s escaping from prison, from. It finally hit me that it was the same guy who played Holtz on “Angel.” I probably wouldn’t have even recognized him if I hadn’t been watching a bunch of “Angel” episodes recently due to my being in hotels a lot lately and the show being TNT for two hours in the morning.
Monika at Cinematical makes the same connection.