'Critics Will Have To Pay ... Again'
For the second weekend in a row, the film regarded as most likely to win the box office crown will not be screened for critics. Warner Bros. has decided not to subject the prequel 'The Exorcist: The Beginning' to first-day reviews, which the studio apparently felt were likely to be overwhelmingly negative. Fox did the same last week with 'Alien Vs. Predator', which, as it turned out, exceeded box-office predictions.