Gross Misconduct


Fox made journalists given an advance view of Avatar sign a release form in which they swore they wouldn't publish a review or even express a professional opinion online about the film before Monday. So, naturally, the Guardian signed it and proceeded to publish a profession opinion online about the film before Monday: "By saying Avatar was really much, much better than expected, that it looked amazing and that the story was gripping - if cheesy in many places - the Guardian is in technical breach of the agreement. It is not a breach, however, to report that other journalists leaving the screening were also positive: the terrible film that some had been anticipating had not materialised. It was good." Movieline gets its first look at it tonight. You can be sure we won't so much as emit a blue fart before the embargo is up. [The Guardian]