The Da Vinci Code marketing and publicity team is apparently planning things so that the advance-peek crowd — U.S. critics and reporters, the entertainment press at the Cannes Film Festival, etc. — will see the film at roughly the same time, particularly since the Ron Howard film will open day-and-date worldwide on 5.19 . So it may (I say “may”) boil down to an all-media stateside showing three or four days before opening and nothing before that. (Except for those elite critics and reporters who always manage to see big-deal films a bit earlier than other media types…you know who I mean.) Of course, Columbia would naturally want to keep DaVinci under wraps until the last minute with the so-called “Christian counter- offensive” getting read to take issue with or discredit the film sight unseen.