Skewed and Reviewed have posted round table audio interveiws with the stars of Sucker Punch.
the first two work, but the final one i can't get to load. otherwise, AWESOME i get to see it at a screener thursday, fricken pumped :)
Where are all the reviews for this movie? Pre screens have been going on for the past week or so.
It's against studio policy to post a review before the film opens. Reps are cracking down. Those that do post early are breaking the studios rules and risk losing their press access.
That's not true for all movies, only some. That's why we see reviews for movies typically a week before they release. They only clamp down occasionally and its something that has to be said before the screening event.
For this movie that could be a good or bad sign. Hard to tell at this point.
Every screener we go to, the reps clearly state that no reviews can run until the film is released and penalty for doing so is a loss of press access. That is true for B.C. Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and many others. I know they tend to turn a blind eye towards L.A. but it sucks as we are all at a disadvantage as we cannot post the reviews first.
They never said that before any screening ive been to in AZ. I go to a lot of them since I know people that give me a heads up, but they never say anything about reviews. They say dont record, talk about the movie, etc...but thats it.
Yeah I've never encountered that issue before at any of the screening events I've been to. I'm based out of Texas but my other writers are all over and haven't had that issue either. Odd...
I'd say this movie is on review lockdown because its a bit outta the normal for movies, i still can't get the zack interview to work....
NVM, works now.
Allied who handle AZ made it very clear when we were setup for press access, no reviews can run prior to the release of the film without prior approval, same for Seattle, penalty is a removal of your press access. Here is what is on the invites that were sent to us. * REVIEW EMBARGO By attending this screening, you agree to hold all print, online, radio, and television reviews until the film’s release date, (4/1/11). Per our press policies, you are REQUIRED to send a link, air check, or hard copy of your review to us via e-mail or USPS. Reviews should be posted on opening day and in a timely manner. Failure to follow these policies will result in immediate termination from our press list and we reserve the right to use our discretion in enforcing this policy.
We're not saying you're wrong, but of all the press events I've been to, I can say I've never had that type of issue. I've had that for game previews I got into, but never for a movie. Very odd. I've had plenty of NDA's of sorts, but nothing limiting when I could post a review. Hmmm....
I think what the others are saying is that Sucker Punch seems to be an exception to the norm. I'm (they) not doubting that that's what was said when you attended the screening of Sucker Punch. Just saying that that's not a rule that applies industry-wide for all movies, like your first comment seemed to imply.
JL is exactly right. We're not saying you're wrong or not telling the truth, but this must be something more of an isolated incident or a regional thing.
Like I got to see Green Hornet a full two months before it came out. The only restriction they asked for was to wait until at least a couple weeks before it released (instead of the full two months before). Even then we weren't threatened with losing our press access....WB must be taking Sucker Punch serious.
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