We’re starting to get a taste of our own medicine here in North America.

Traditionally, films are released here first and then slowly trickle their way across the world. Rebecca tells me films usually open in Japan six months after I’ve already seen them. I’ve seen ads for 28 Days Later… and Johnny English on television recently and in both cases I thought they’d both been out for some time. It turns out they’re both new to North America, but were released elsewhere (in dozens of countries) between three and six months ago. They’re both U.K. productions so perhaps that’s the reason.

Have I just not noticed this happening in the past?