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Everywhere? Really? Everywhere?

The later the year gets, the more often movies are released in Los Angeles (or in New York City, or both) for an Oscar-qualifying run before getting a wide release.

I saw a commercial recently for “The Best of Me” with Michelle Monaghan, Liana Liberato and James Marsden that said the movie was now playing in selected theaters (read: L.A., NYC or both) and “starts everywhere Oct. 17.”

Everywhere, huh? I remember driving through tiny Bishop, Calif. (population: 3,879) on my way to Lake Tahoe last summer and seeing one movie theater with two screens. I’ll bet  “The Best of Me” didn’t open there on Oct. 17.

Sure enough, the Bishop Twin theater on Oct. 17 screened “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” and “The Equalizer.”

Watch for absolutes. Everywhere means “in every place or part.” Nowhere in the dictionary does it say, “except Bishop.”

Until next time! Use the right words!


October 18, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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