COVID

  • COVID: All the Right Moves? Cruise movies shift dates…

    The COVID crisis is far from over, with the Delta Variant causing major disruptions and being of particular affect to those of a younger age. It is also having a continuing effect on the release of movies. Studios and distributors are still moving their dates – to avoid half-full...
  • COVID: Arclight screens go dark – LA confirms loss of landmark business…

    Films may have been hit badly by the pandemic, but one cannot underestimate the latest news and casualty to the industry. Despite plans to have a grand re-opening over Memorial Day weekend, it looks as the financial strains of the COVID pandemic have taken their toll on at least...
  • COVID: Paramount continues to shift tent-pole release dates through 2023….

    Though numbers are currently looking better for for the fight against covid as more and more people get vaccinations, there’s still very few cinema-chains fully open and  yet more studio shuffling as key cinema releases move to different dates. Paramount just released their new line-up… GI Joe spin-off Snake Eyes,...
  • COVID: Disney pulls trigger on Black Widow’s cinema/ streaming debut…

    Let’s be honest… it was only a matter of time. This morning, Disney confirmed the inevitable and announced that the next Marvel movie Black Widow will not be the cinema-only release that the company had been insisting was their preference, but will instead debut simultaneously on big-screen and Disney+....
  • Oscars Noms 2021: Film love in the time of COVID…

    You might have been forgiven for thinking there wouldn’t be an Academy Awards in 2021. For much of 2020, cinemas were closed and film production either slowed down or ground to a halt. Most films couldn’t be made and even the ones that were completed couldn’t be seen easily....
  • ‘One More’ Daze. Bleak ‘Walking Dead’ terminates with Extreme Prejudice…

    Gabriel and Aaron are near the last-leg of a scavenger hunt for much-needed supplies for nearly two weeks. They’re using a map provided by Maggie, but so far they have almost nothing to show for their troubles, except bruises, near-misses and a significant amount of mud. While arguing about...
  • COVID: More fast and furious date-changes for Universal…

    With pandemic information fluctuating – the rate of infections coming down with the availability of the vaccine but with numbers of infected still scarily high – there continues to be disruption and changes to release patterns for tent-pole movies Univeral‘s F9 (the latest part of the Fast and Furious...
  • 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...