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A Tree of Souls grows in London.

Amid all the fuss about "Avatar" shattering Blu-ray sales records, there were a few off notes being hit. Some DVDs wouldn't play, apparently due to anti-piracy software. As one particularly irate customer wrote, "I am so pissed!!! I have spent the whole day trying to get this to play in a LC-42bd80u with no luck!!!" Indeed. Meanwhile, torrent pirates bragged that they, too, had set a record: "Avatar" is the most pirated Bluray movie ever (perhaps in part by frustrated...

Quiver along with "Sherlock Holmes."

"Sherlock Holmes" is poised to be the underperformer of December's limited blockbuster crop, because a) most Americans don't care about the adventures of a dead white Victorian, even if he knows kung-fu b) Watson and Holmes are a little gay, and America doesn't care for that kind of thing in its action heroes (or, apparently, its state legislation). Or something. Every box-office "analyst" and trend-watcher in the United States of America has, based on this fact and...