The Problems With Early Press Screenings and Spoiler Posts, Venom, Thor, The Simpsons, The Snowman

On the October 19, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including Venom movie rumors, a female Thor film, Morgan Spurlock’s Simpsons mockumentary, and the truth about The Snowman. And in the Mail Bag, we’ll answer a question about how studios screen movies for press and the trend of movie sites publishing spoilers earlier than ever before.

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In the News:


‘Venom’ Movie Rumors Suggest The Film May Adapt a Famous Comic Storyline

Female Thor Movie a Possibility, Says Kevin Feige

Morgan Spurlock Directed an Hour-Long ‘Simpsons’ Mockumentary in Honor of ‘Homer at the Bat’

‘The Snowman’ Director Says 15% of the Script Wasn’t Even Filmed


In The Mailbag:


Paul Maglaya writes in about a thread that film critic Scott Weinberg started on twitter. Weinberg claims that Disney handpicks critics for their early reviews, which is why we never see negative early buzz.

Peter also wants to talk about the trend of publishing spoilers early. Indiewire published an article about what the Thor: Ragnarok after credits scenes mean, two weeks before the film hits theaters on November 3rd). (note the international rollout begins next week)


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