COVID

  • COVID-19: Is Mulan’s move to Disney+ an industry game-changer?

    In what could well be a genuine  game-changing move for the movie-industry, it has now been confirmed that Mulan – originally predicted to be one of 2020’s biggest box-office draws (outside franchise-titles) – will now mainly bypass a majority of multiplexes (at least in the short-term) and go straight...
  • Time and Tide: ‘Tenet’ set for staggered international roll-out…

    Long ago – or, in some ways, up to the quite recent past of fifteen or so years  – the template for releasing movies used to be far from the ‘day and date’ format that sees a majority of productions hit global territories on the same day or as...
  • COVID-19: Annnnd, that’s a wrap for 2020 cinema experience?

    For most people, the idea of any true cinematic experience in the near future seems wishful thinking. The COVID-19 pandemic has made normal cinema-going and industry releases completely unviable. Though there are a few stragglers valiantly shuffling release dates in micro-increments, it is becoming far more likely through every...
  • COVID-19: Band on the Run as Bill & Ted head to VOD…

    The third Bill and Ted movie, reuniting Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter as they tumble through time in an erratic telephone box (hmmmm….someone should make a series about such a concept) was due to arrive on cinema screens this summer, but with the theatrical industry still largely in lockdown,...
  • COVID-19: Time out for ‘Tenet’ & ‘Conjuring 3’ spirited away…

    After that mind-bending, reality-altering, time-skewing trailer, you may be wondering what Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is all about.  If you are, you’re going to be waiting a bit longer to find out. Once the stalwart of fixed-release-date attitude, the film (starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine,...