Update: The Daily Mail has decided to let their main critic see the film and do an actual review. Read it here.
The test-screening of Madonna’s new film W.E. in Chicago drew thunderous applause recently, but the UK Daily Mail’s reports of bad test screenings came straight from a gay sex site called Data Lounge, where the poster is thought not to have seen the film at all.
On the eve of Madonna’s film premiere, the Daily Mail wrote a review that claims the film looks great, but the script is dreadful. The only problem is that the review has been deleted. You can see the article in Google’s index here, but when you click on the link, you get a page that says the link is no longer available. This is because The Weinstein Company had their lawyers interfere.
Internet message boards went ballistic when those who saw the movie read the review. “Half of what they say is in the film is not even there,” somebody at Awards Daily posted. To most, it was obvious that the Daily Mail hadn’t even seen the movie. To be fair, there has been a growing number of outlets that post movie reviews based on rumors and gossip rather than the actual film.
Come back tomorrow for my full review of Madonna’s W.E.!
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