I guess Warner Bros. really doesn’t want any advance word on The Wicker Man (9.1). Critic Steve Murray of the Atlanta Constitution says “they’re not screening it for critics. At least in Atlanta. Got the word here Friday from the local publicist that the screening will be 10 p.m. on Thursday, 8.31 — the night before it opens.”

I can’t believe this is a quality issue, not with director-writer Neil LaBute at the helm. He’s a shrewd writer, a pro-level director and no schlockhound. It must be about WB not wanting any kind of hint passed along about the Wicker plot, particularly the ending.