[svlug] VCR Alert: "Antitrust" On Showtime, today-tonight 7/30/02 only -- Computer Wars

Bill Selmeier bills at right-net.com
Wed Jul 31 17:31:23 PDT 2002


For those interested I found two copies of Antitrust in the Blockbusters
at Argonaut shopping center.


On Tue, 30 Jul 2002, Kevin Kaichuan He wrote:

> 	I've watched this movie in AMC when it was firstly shown
> -- so cool!  Its DVD is out too.
>
> kevin
>
>
> On Tue, 30 Jul 2002, Mark S Bilk wrote:
>
> > The world of computer software is dominated by a single giant
> > corporation -- Microsoft -- which by dishonest business and
> > technical practices, forces most people to buy from it alone,
> > at high prices. *
> >
> > But many people and businesses are switching to open-source
> > software such as GNU/Linux, developed by thousands of individuals
> > and small groups, and given away for free to everyone who wants it.
> >
> > The fictional movie "Antitrust" is about the battle between these
> > two forces.  Following in the footsteps of "Hackers" and "The Net"
> > (and much better than "Swordfish"), "Antitrust" is about a giant
> > domineering software corporation in the Pacific Northwest, and a
> > few young computer experts who struggle to expose and defeat its
> > evil schemes.
> >
> > It's also about trust -- how do you know who you can trust and
> > who is working against you, especially in the trillion dollar
> > world of big business, where almost everyone can be bought,
> > blackmailed, or worse.
> >
> > Given the subject matter, which portrays capitalism not kindly,
> > but accurately, it's amazing that this film has ever seen the
> > light of day.
> >
> > There are only two showings left -- this evening and after midnight
> > -- and with the fascist regime in the White House (which has just
> > told the government of Peru to buy Microsoft products), who knows
> > if there will ever be any more.
> >
> > Find someone who gets the SHOWTIME channel on cable or dish, and
> > tape this movie!  The schedule below lists the broadcasts in
> > Pacific Time, on the both the East and West Coast Showtime
> > channels, which are 3 hours apart.  Check your local schedule,
> > because some East Coast systems get the West Coast feed, and
> > vice versa.
> >
> >    TITLE: Antitrust
> >    SYNOPSIS: The billionaire founder of a software corporation
> >    offers a lucrative position to an idealistic computer
> >    genius.
> >    CHANNEL: [SHOW]
> >    DATE / TIME:
> >    July 30: 5:00PM , 8:00PM
> >    July 31: 2:45AM , 5:45AM
> >    RATING: PG-13 **
> >    STARRING:
> >      * Ryan Phillippe
> >      * Rachael Leigh Cook
> >      * Claire Forlani
> >      * Tim Robbins
> >      * Douglas McFerran
> >      * Richard Roundtree
> >
> > * Some of the actual ways Microsoft has tried (and sometimes
> > succeeded) to kill off the competition:
> >
> > http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=9hFA8.53172%24ao1.9826%40rwcrnsc54
> >
> >
> >
>
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