Daily Podcast: Early Press Screenings & Spoiler Posts Problems, Venom, Thor, 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:

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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