Image

3:11 PM / Monday November 30, 2020

1 May 2011

Movieline fires film critic Elvis Mitchell over ‘Source Code’ review

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
May 1, 2011 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

EURWEB.COM

 

According to Deadline.com’s Nikke Finke, Mitchell – who was hired for the position on Jan. 12 of this year – wrote a 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 that was screened for critics.

Image

 

“A Summit rep tells me that Mitchell was shown a final cut of the film ‘Source Code’ on February 24th in NYC. His review of the movie appeared on Movieline.com on March 31st. That same day, the pic’s director Duncan Jones tweeted, “Find it odd Movieline choose to complain about Jeffrey Wright smoking a pipe, something in an old draft of the script that’s not in the film.”

 

The reference was to what Mitchell had written in his review: “It’s up to Jeffrey Wright, as the administrator supervising the Source Code — the machine that keeps firing Colter back, back, back to the recent past — and his eccentric brio to keep the silliness from piling up like ash from his pipe. That’s how you know this film is science fiction — someone is smoking indoors in the United States — and that Wright is a martinet whose malevolence must be checked.”

 

It appears as if Mitchell didn’t watch the film, and instead reviewed it from an early draft of the script he read.

 

After Duncan Jones’ tweet, Movieline questioned Mitchell about his review; Mitchell responded, stating that he was at the screening, and that there was a misunderstanding. However, soon after that, Mitchell was terminated, followed by Deadline’s announcement.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Sun Report

Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of presidential vote

November 26, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: In this Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate...

Commentary

COVID holidays inspire united behaviors, expectations for life in 2021

November 26, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email By Mary Firestone Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Staff Writer For many Pennsylvanians, the late...

Color Of Money

Three lessons in resilience to help you get through 2020

November 26, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT Billionaire Mark Cuban was fired from his first job in software. Actress...

Health

For second consecutive year AmeriHealth Caritas’ two dual eligible special needs plans earn overall four star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

November 26, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email PA plans nationally recognized for exceptional commitment to quality For the second consecutive...

Seniors

Simple ways to safely bring joy to seniors during the holidays

November 26, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT Many seniors and their loved ones are taking special precautions to stay...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of November 29

November 26, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email Aries (March 21-April 19)   This is a good week to make future...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff