MT_Wealhtheow writes: I don’t know how interested you all are in the screener ban controversy since New Line seems unconcerned, but you might be interested to learn that the Los Angeles Film Critics Association has cancelled its yearly awards to protest the MPAA screener ban. This effects LOTR indirectly since the critics awards (which are usually given out in early December) influence the Golden Globes and the Oscars. [More]