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CinemaCon Showed Promise for 2018 Movies, But What Good is All This Hype? — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast (Screen Talk 195)

Plus: Highlights from the Tribeca Film Festival, the Overlook, and thoughts on "Avengers: Infinity War."

Bradley CooperWarner Bros. Pictures 'The Big Picture' presentation, Arrivals, CinemaCon, Las Vegas, USA - 24 Apr 2018

Bradley Cooper of “A Star Is Born” arrives at CinemaCon’s Warner Bros. presentation

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Four months into 2018, and there are still many movies around the corner. Judging by the sheer volume of anticipated studio offerings previewed at this year’s CinemaCon, the exhibitor conference in Las Vegas, there are many reasons for excitement. But just how reliable is CinemaCon hype? Stars, directors, and producers tease crowds with clips and images, but no one will know how well the final products turn out until they’re finished.

That’s the starting point for this week’s episode of Screen Talk. Co-hosts Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson also delve into the recent Tribeca Film Festival, where the director of the New York Film Festival won the top prize, and horror festival The Overlook in New Orleans. Kohn also shares some (non-spoiler) thoughts on “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Listen to the full episode below.

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