Summer Blockbusted 2020: Now Playing…July 31 (FILM FUN/VIDEO)

Blockbusters, Prestige Oscar Contenders, an unqualified Masterpiece, and one of the biggest flops in Hollywood history. Welcome to The Final Week of Summer Blockbusted 2020. Due to unforeseen but necessary shifts in my personal calendar (which caused me to miss my entry for this series last week), I’m needing to cut short this curated alt-Summer Movie [...]

AMC And Universal Strike Historic Deal To Shrink Theatrical Window (FILM NEWS)

The theatrical window for exclusive first-run movies just got dramatically shorter. Kind of. And despite my philosophical reservations about it, this is actually a great deal. In a major move that marks the first step in dramatically redefining the movie theater business model and its entire industry, AMC Theatres and Universal Studios announced an agreement [...]

TENET Slated For Late August Int’l, Early September U.S. (FILM NEWS)

When they said imminent, they meant it. Last Monday, Warner Bros. announced that they were indefinitely delaying the release of Christopher Nolan's Tenet. Along with that, however, they stated that a new release strategy was imminent, suggesting it would involve an initial international rollout that would platform globally as nations and territories became available. Today, [...]

Zack Snyder Debuts Black Superman In JUSTICE LEAGUE Clip (VIDEO) It's a blur. It's a tease. It's Black Superman. Director Zack Snyder debuted the first tease of Superman in Black Suit from his upcoming "Snyder Cut" of Justice League. The DCEU filmmaker's highly-anticipated original vision of the movie -- which underwent substantial rewrites and reshoots with writer/director Joss Whedon before it was released theatrically, [...]

Disney Pulls MULAN, Delays AVATAR And STAR WARS Films (FILM NEWS)

On Monday, when Warner Bros. indefinitely delayed the theatrical release of Tenet, I said that their one decision would set off a far-reaching, industry-wide ripple effect that would begin this week. That started today with Disney. In an expected move, Walt Disney Studios yanked their live-action remake of Mulan from its August 21 release. The surprise [...]

New Trailer For BILL & TED 3 Comes With Locked VOD Release Date (VIDEO/NEWS) Well this is excellent. In a year where we've seen the entire summer movie season collapse in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now officially guaranteed to get one of those summer movies this summer -- albeit at the last possible date and on a less-than-desired platform. Bill & Ted Face the [...]

Christopher Nolan’s TENET Delayed Again; New Date Allegedly Imminent (NEWS/ANALYSIS)

A week ago, I predicted that Tenet would be bumped from mid-August to October 2. Boy, I was way off. In a normal world, the Tenet news we'd be hearing today are reports of its boffo opening weekend box office. Instead, Warner Bros. announced that they have indefinitely delayed the release of director Christopher Nolan's [...]

Summer Blockbusted 2020: Now Playing…July 17 (FILM FUN/VIDEO)

Nolan Blockbusters, Christmas in July, and much more. Welcome to Week 12 of Summer Blockbusted 2020. Through the end of August, I am curating a weekly slate of movies from summers past, ranging from big blockbusters to small counter-programming indies, and dramas and comedies in-between. With the multiplexes still closed, these are classics you can [...]