COVID

  • (COVID) Morbius: Sony’s Marvel/vamp film flies to October…

    Film-fans grew weary but resigned to almost every significant 2020 release being moved into 2021, but with over 3000 Americans dying every day as the pandemic continues, there’s no sign that most cinemas will be opening there doors for some time.  So that means the raft of films due...
  • COVID: Warner Bros.’ stunning 2021 decision sends shockwaves…

    There was something of an intake of breath when Warner Bros. announced that it was releasing Wonder Woman 1984 to US cinemas (the few that are open) and HBO Max, its premiere streaming service, (for a month) simultaneously on 25th December.  (In the UK the film will hit cinemas...
  • Be Patient: Doctor Who’s 2021 run now down to eight episodes…

    Though Doctor Who side-stepped the initial coronavirus impactby shooting the next special, Revolution of the Daleks, as part of the last series in late 2019 and banking it for broadcast  sometime over the coming seasonal Christmas/New Year break, it hasn’t managed to avoid the pandemic completely. The BBC has...
  • CBS announces episodic cuts for primetime dramas…

    CBS are the first American tv network – but surely not the last – to announce that the episodic count for many of their primetime series are being reduced. Because of COVID, many of the dramas started production far later than normal and have had to operate under far...
  • COVID: Nobody do the dinosaur (for two weeks)…

    In what’s become a case of history repeating itself, it looks as if the latest Jurassic Park film has halted its production due to COVID-related issues. Production had halted earlier in the year due to filming restrictions and then we reported back in July that the set of Jurassic World:...
  • COVID: Dune bugs out of Dec. Batman flies to 2022…

    Tuesday Update: As expected as a result of the Dune move The Batman – which was originally due 25th June 2021 and was  then delayed until 1st October 2021 – has now formally shifted its release to 4th March  2022. Monday: Though the departure of No Time to Die, the 25th...
  • COVID: Cineworld & Regal chains to close until further notice…

    Sunday Update:  Cineworld has said no formal decision has actually been made at this time but admits they are considering the closures carefully. Saturday: Entertainment venues such as multiplexes were some of the first and most upfront business casualties of 2020’s COVID pandemic. With very few films or people...
  • No Time to Release: Bond team’s 2021 mission statement…

    In what may likely prove to be the final cinematic domino-toppling move of 2020, the ever-resilient 007 has had to withdraw, the spectre of COVID meaning that there will be No Time to Die until sometime next year. At this point it seems the plan is for James Bond...
  • Fans must be wwilling to wwait a little longer for WW84…

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last eight months or so, you know that COVID-19 has caused a huge amount of chaos in the entertainment industry with a majority of films having to decide between delaying their releases or even shifting to online platforms to make...