Gross Computer Error

The story I ran earlier this evening about AMC’s Movietickets.com having reported that Steven Soderbergh‘s Haywire (formerly Knockout) would be getting a one-week booking at Manhattan’s AMC Empire starting on Friday, 10.15 wasn’t wrong from my end — the listing was there — but AMC screwed up. They profusely apologized, I’m told, and deleted the entry earlier this evening.

I deleted my post a little after 10 pm, which is when I emerged from a showing of Barney’s Version at the Broadway Screening Room.

  • EDouglasCS

    WEird, I clicked on the link when I got home around 10:30 and I could see the showtimes and even now, I can go to October 15 and buy tickets for 5 shows of the movie starting Friday. But they said it’s definitely not playing?

  • Matthew Starr

    Such a random mistake. Why Haywire?

  • Matthew Starr

    Also Jeff how did you even stumble upon this?

  • LexG

    Who is Channing Tatum’s agent these days???

    Michael Mann, Ron Howard, Lasse Halstrom, Steven Soderbergh all lining up to cast Tatum Power. Would’ve totally pegged the guy as only having a career in TORQUE 2/TAKERS 2/STEP UP 6 type stuff a couple years ago.

    Still one of the oddest TMZ vids ever was Vanilla Channing and Terrence Howard out on the scene doing interviews for FIGHTING, and Tatum complaining about how Howard gets to do all the cool black shows and he’s stuck doing “the corny whiteboy interviews.” Like, does it not take balls of steel for a “corny whiteboy” to be fronting to Terrence Howard in a full-on blaccent about how much street cred you have?

  • Chauncey

    I don’t know what they’re up to, but I sure as hell don’t want our bombers on the ground when it happens.

  • Hiram Al Jarab

    You are an effin moron, LexG

  • Chauncey

    I don’t want no part of yo’ tired ass country club, ya freak bitch!

  • DiscoNap

    Lex, don’t forget Kimberly Pierce, Kevin McDonald and Ron Howard.

    Maybe he wows them in person, but my guess is Tatum has leveraged his surprisingly solid performance in A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS about as far as anyone could. People are so starved for anything approaching serious talent that’s also marketable to teen girls.

  • julieW

    so now they’e changed the name of the movie to buy tickets for to KNOCK OUT ??? and will they refund my money for the tickets I bought for HAYWIRE?

  • jesse

    julieW, I think that was the root of the error. It looks like there’s an Indian movie coming out in a few theaters this weekend, and that it’s called KNOCKOUT. That was the previous (and I think superior) title for HAYWIRE. So somehow, the listings had wires crossed and made the leap from the Indian KNOCKOUT to the Soderbergh HAYWIRE. So those times are still for a movie playing this weekend… just not the one we thought/hoped. So yes, they absolutely refund your money (theaters generally have a policy about not refunding tickets bought online, but I’ve found that they can’t really tell the difference between one bought online and one bought at a kiosk, and so you could get a refund before the movie starts even if you had no reason (maybe minus the online fee)… and when the reason was completely their fault, they shouldn’t have any problem refunding you in full).

  • raygo

    A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS was excruciating to sit through. Tatum has played the same variation of that character a few too many times now.

  • Eloi Wrath

    I really liked AGTRYS. The sweaty NYC summertime feel, the photography, the locations, and the two lead performances from Shia and Tatum.

    Tatum’s doing the right things to be taken seriously. Only time will tell if he turns out to be the next Brad Pitt or the next Ryan Phillippe.

  • raygo

    Awe. That’s harsh. I don’t know why things didn’t work out better for Phillippe. Maybe it’s the faux (or real) upper crust vocal tonations. I think he broke through is a really great way in Breach. Very under-rated film.

  • Eloi Wrath

    Yeah, I don’t mind Phillippe. But for whatever reason he’s never really found his place in either the commercial or arthouse scene. Just sort of occupies that in-between space.

  • Gabe@ThePlaylist

    Can I just be a spoiled brat and say I was really looking forward to the new Soderbergh film this Friday? Fiddlesticks and shenanigans.

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