August 5th, 2005


Douglas Hofstadter must be proud

Moviegoers Can Claim $5.00 Following "Fake Critic" Settlement

As a result of a settlement in the class-action suit against Sony Pictures, moviegoers who saw any of the Sony movies that were touted by a non-existent critic in Sony's ads may apply for a $5.00 share of the settlement money. The movies include A Knight's Tale, Vertical Limit, The Animal, Hollow Man and The Patriot. Moviegoers may also apply for a like sum for up to one adult and two children who saw any of the movies with them. The applications may be obtained online at There's a small catch, however. If more than 100,000 applications are received, all of the settlement money will be donated to charity. [Emphasis mine.]