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Worst: The secret screening square dance
HitFix's Grade: N/A
Will it be coming to a theater near you? Yep, on February 6th.
Lowdown: Let's be clear… we're not saying anything about the quality of "Jupiter Ascending," the new film from the Wachowskis. What strikes us as just plain bizarre is the way this entire thing was handled. When you're throwing a major media event, why schedule a secret screening of a film that a major studio is releasing a week later and then not admit the press? And when some press makes it in, why would you tell them they couldn't say anything about the film? There have been plenty of other secret screenings at Sundance ("The Girlfriend Experience," "Exit To The Gift Shop," last year's "Nymphomaniac"), and they've never been handled like this. What possible benefit was there for Sundance or for Warner Bros when things were botched this completely?
-- Drew McWeeny