There are typically 3 types of screenings movies will do before they come out in the theatre. Test Screenings, when a movie is in "rough draft" and the producers want to see how the movie is received by audiences before it is released to the general public. Usually audiences are asked to give feedback after the movie ends. For movies that do not test well edits or re-shots are done to fix things that do not resonate with the audience. Press Screenings, for professional critics who write for big news outlets. And lastly Hype Screenings. These are when the film makers know they have a great movie on their hands and want to get the word out. This was how we saw Rise of the Guardians. (Our Review)
When Les Miserables started releasing You Tube clips of some of the musical scenes I got really excited, then I started listening and my heart kind of sank.
Update: The soundtrack is available on iTunes Now!
I want to love this movie so bad! I hope that the music I am not seeing is groundbreaking and that the excellent actors can carry the film. What are your thoughts?