I live in the surveillance capital of the nation, which also happens to be the nation’s capital.
But you know things are getting crazy when they start videotaping hapless movie audiences.
Actually, it’s an attempt by Warner Brothers to catch people in the act of recording their films for illegal distribution. The most recent reported occurrence was at a showing of The Invasion. Considering that movie’s piss-poor box office performance and shitty reviews, it’s amazing anyone would even wanna bootleg it.
The Invasion is supposedly set in DC, yet you can see skyscrapers outside Nicole Kidman‘s office window. This, in addition to several geographical gaffes, has drawn the ire of the locals. I mean, if you’re gonna protest something, it might as well be the details of the fourth remake of a tired sci-fi story. Not like there’s a war on, or anything.
Links courtesy BoingBoing & DCist.