Here’s the problem with movie reviews: They can’t give away the ending. That’s helpful before you’ve seen a film. But after you’ve seen it, that’s exactlywhat you talk about with friends—the twist ending, the plot holes, the surprise cameos. Too bad your favorite critic can’t take part in your post-viewconversation.
Well, now she can. Today we’re launching a series of occasional audio programs we’re calling “Spoiler Specials.” They feature our movie critic Dana Stevens talking with other Slate writers and editors after they’ve seen a movie. In the first installment, which you can play or download by clicking here, Dana and cultural critic Amanda Fortini discuss the new release The Devil Wears Prada.
WARNING: Listening to this podcast before you see the movie could be hazardous to your suspension of disbelief!
But it’s perfect for listening to right after you see the film. In fact, you could even download it to your MP3 player, take it to the theater with you, and listen during the credits. Just remember to lift your feet when they come through to clear out the leftover popcorn containers. (Click here for the iTunes feed; here for the podcast’s RSS feed)
And of course, if you’re the type of moviegoer who doesn’t go to the movies but waits for the DVD, don’t worry. We’ll compile all the Spoiler Specials on our archive page so you can find them when you’re ready.
We’d love to hear from anyone who sees the movie and then listens to the podcast. Write us at Podcasts@Slate.com and let us know what you think.
Also, don’t forget this week’s Slate Political Gabfest. John Dickerson & Co. discuss the Supreme Court’s term, the New York Times’ latest fight with conservatives, and why Warren Buffett was right to stiff his kids.
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