links for 2011-04-24

  • "Deadline just reported that Elvis Mitchell has been fired as Movieline.com’s Chief Film Critic, after just over 3 months on the job. Mitchell was hired as Movieline’s Chief Film Critic on January 12th of this year.
    "So why was he fired? Mitchell’s recent review of Source Code which reportedly contained reference to an item that was in an early draft of the film’s script, but not in the final film Mitchell saw.

    "Does any of this make any sense? Something’s amiss, and I don’t think we’re getting the full story here. Why would he review a film he hadn’t seen? And what happened between the time he replied to Movieline’s query, saying there was a misunderstanding, and them firing him?"