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Old 04-03-20, 03:09 PM
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Re: COVID-19 Virus -- Movie related news

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It wouldn't go to Disney+. If anything, it would be Hulu.

It is surprising, though, that they didn't change the date for Soul.
Why? I realize Hulu is supposedly where the more adult content goes, but NM is PG13 and they have PG-13 stuff there. Just filter it from the kids accounts like all the other PG-13 and up content. I can't see it as much worse than, say, Runaways.
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I guess.

I do not think they should put directly to either service. The $19.99 structure could work for it, I suppose. They should try and make money on it. It’s been delayed long enough, no reason to not keep delaying.
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https://deadline.com/2020/04/my-spy-...ta-1202903723/

My Spy moving to streaming. STX sells rights to Amazon Prime
Old 04-10-20, 09:15 AM
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Re: COVID-19 Virus -- Movie related news

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
https://deadline.com/2020/04/my-spy-...ta-1202903723/

My Spy moving to streaming. STX sells rights to Amazon Prime
Smart. That would have bombed anyway it had been moved several times already I think.

Unless it was one of the new releases out of the gate when this is over people will probably flock to whatever is released.
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Due to the Coronavirus, Universal is releasing The Invisible Man, The Hunt, and Emma to digital platforms this Friday. These movies are still in their theatrical run.
Trolls World Tour will be released digitally day-and-date with Theaters on April 10.

The movies will cost $19.99 for a 48 hr rental.
Trolls is out now. I completely forgot that it's 20 bucks for a rental, I think I was spoiled by the early releases of things like Onward and Sonic (I realize they had theatrical releases) for 20.
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Re: COVID-19 Virus -- Movie related news

I went in via Amazon prime to get Trolls for the kids tonight and it was offered to me for $9.99. Not sure if it's a Prime special or something.
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Originally Posted by rexinnih View Post
I went in via Amazon prime to get Trolls for the kids tonight and it was offered to me for $9.99. Not sure if it's a Prime special or something.
Did you have digital credits from delaying shipping?
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Re: COVID-19 Virus -- Movie related news

I get that we don't have any new releases, but couldn't we at least get a few new trailers this month? I am so starved for movie content. Weren't some new trailers supposed to drop with the previously scheduled releases of Quiet Place 2, No Time To Die and Trolls World Tour?
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Re: COVID-19 Virus -- Movie related news

What would be the point?
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I get that we don't have any new releases, but couldn't we at least get a few new trailers this month? I am so starved for movie content. Weren't some new trailers supposed to drop with the previously scheduled releases of Quiet Place 2, No Time To Die and Trolls World Tour?
Trailers are going to be held back until they can actually promote the release of the film.

Dreamworks put the first 5 minute of Trolls World Tour up a few days ago:

Netflix is still releasing trailers, like this one for Dangerous Lies:

Or this one for Extraction:

or for The Half of It:


The Youtube channel Movieclips Trailers dies a weekly compendium "New Trailers This Week"
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Re: COVID-19 Virus -- Movie related news

Soul pushed to November



and Tenet still hasn't been pushed yet.
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What would be the point?
Just for entertainment's sake. Who wouldn't enjoy seeing the first MI: 8, Dune or West Side Story trailer right about now?
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Raya and the Last Dragon pushed to 2021

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Just for entertainment's sake. Who wouldn't enjoy seeing the first MI: 8, Dune or West Side Story trailer right about now?
The problem is they can't even cut a trailer right now because all of the post production houses and studio edit suites have been shut down.
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“Coming... eventually”
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Re: COVID-19 Virus -- Movie related news

Looks like Universal's gamble on making Trolls 2 straight to VOD paid off, setting release day records: https://deadline.com/2020/04/trolls-...ay-1202906947/

I've heard speculation that now that VOD is a viable option, Disney may not rule out releasing Mulan that way after all. Might as well try to make some money. Their theme parks alone are losing $30 million a day. Yikes.
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Looks like Universal's gamble on making Trolls 2 straight to VOD paid off, setting release day records: https://deadline.com/2020/04/trolls-...ay-1202906947/

I've heard speculation that now that VOD is a viable option, Disney may not rule out releasing Mulan that way after all. Might as well try to make some money. Their theme parks alone are losing $30 million a day. Yikes.
I'm not sure it paid off. I mean, it did much better than I thought, but I'm sure they thought the opening day haul sans virus would've been much bigger, and it's kind of hard to compare to other VOD releases that opened in theaters. But if it means more day and date release, I'm all for it.
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The problem is they can't even cut a trailer right now because all of the post production houses and studio edit suites have been shut down.
That is what I was wondering about. Were they sitting on some already-cut trailers to relase alongside Bond 25 or Quiet Place 2, or were they still in process of being cut. And was that something that an editor could do from home?
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I'm not sure it paid off. I mean, it did much better than I thought, but I'm sure they thought the opening day haul sans virus would've been much bigger, and it's kind of hard to compare to other VOD releases that opened in theaters. But if it means more day and date release, I'm all for it.
That's what I was thinking as well. Of course the studio is going to spin it as a win but I'm really curious what the actual numbers are and how that would compare to if they released it in theaters. The first Trolls opening weekend was 46.5 million to go on to rake in a total of 153.4 million domestic. The article is very vague but says it did 10x the amount of business that Jurassic World did which was 2-3 million day one. So making huge assumptions that it would be evenly spread through the weekend and that's a guesstimate of about $60 million for the weekend? Not bad but I bet with a digital release like this it will be even more front loaded than a typical theatrical release. Since people are stuck indoors with nothing to hold them back if they are going to rent it I'd imagine they'd go ahead and rent it the first weekend. So an interesting experiment to say the least.

We did rent it this weekend. It was pretty enjoyable. My 8 yo daughter loved the first one and this one as well so it was a no brainer for us.
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https://deadline.com/2020/04/cinemar...on-1202908009/

Cinemark laying off 17500 hourly employees.

Fuck I hate reading this kind of news.
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Another move, but no trailer has been released for this. This was supposed to come out in late summer.

https://deadline.com/2020/04/paramou...ss-1202907865/


EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures has moved Infinite from its August 7 date to May 28, 2021. The studio believes that the Antoine Fuqua-directed and Lorenzo di Bonaventura-produced film has the goods to slot into what likely will be a crowded Memorial Day holiday corridor. The film, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor, is an adaptation of the D. Eric Maikranz novel The Reincarnationist Papers and Wahlberg plays a self medicated near suicidal man haunted by having skills he never learned and visions of places he has never visited. He is rescued by a group called “infinites,” who unlock his past life memories, in hopes he can thwart a member of the group with a terrible plan for humanity.

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https://deadline.com/2020/04/cinemar...on-1202908009/

Cinemark laying off 17500 hourly employees.

Fuck I hate reading this kind of news.


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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
https://deadline.com/2020/04/cinemar...on-1202908009/

Cinemark laying off 17500 hourly employees.

Fuck I hate reading this kind of news.
They were basically getting 0 hours anyway, weren't they? They are probably better off at this point being unemployed (unless hourly workers who don't have any hours logged still got health benefits, which then really sucks)
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My first job was at a Cinemark. Very sad news.
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That is what I was wondering about. Were they sitting on some already-cut trailers to relase alongside Bond 25 or Quiet Place 2, or were they still in process of being cut. And was that something that an editor could do from home?
We simply don't know. For all we know, the footage needed to cut trailers are all locked up in the studio where no one has access to right now.

and as dex14 said, it's almost pointless to cut trailers right now because the studios aren't going to spend money for it when the release dates are still in flux.

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