Moviegoers have become accustomed to the "no animals were harmed" disclaimer at the end of movies. Now comes one for a new age: "The depictions of tobacco smoking contained in this film are based solely on artistic consideration and are not intended to promote tobacco consumption." Warner Bros. also adds, at the end of "Gran Torino," among other films, that no tobacco companies paid for product placement.Can't give it away
Poor "Australia": So long, and with such mediocre reviews, that no one even wants to download pirated copies. The British website the Inquirer reports "there are several copies out there" but most have fewer than 10 downloads. The site speculated that "reviews were so bad no self-respecting pirate would want a copy."The final reel
Disney and Walden Media have decided not to co-produce and finance the next installment of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," leaving the series' prospects up in the air. ... Bruce Boxleitner will reprise his role as Alan Bradley, aka TRON, in "TRON 2.0." ... A federal judge has ruled that 20th Century Fox owns a copyright interest in "The Watchmen," and the studio is seeking an order prohibiting Warner Bros. from releasing the movie as planned on March 6. Stay tuned.