Date: 22nd September 2000

Exorcise This Weekend, Say Critics

Studios are once again playing it safe this weekend, assuming that most moviegoers will be spending their time watching the Olympics at home and at the local sports bar than going out.

The result is that a slew of second-tier films are being released (not even counting those that are debuting at the New York Film Festival) that are receiving a dreadful reception from most critics.

Indeed, some analysts are predicting that the re-release of William Friedkin's 1973 classic The Exorcist, intended primarily to boost sales of the upcoming DVD version, may represent a real challenge to the newcomers.

Source: Studio Briefing