The live action adaptation of “Mulan” has been delayed by the Mouse House again.
According to Variety, Disney has once more pushed “Mulan” back, this time to Aug. 21, abandoning their previous date of July 10. “Mulan” was originally set to open March 27, but was pushed back to July when the coronavirus surged in the United States.
Continue reading “Monday Movie Report: ‘Mulan,’ other flicks find new dates”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has pushed the Golden Globes ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Normally the Globes, which honors both film and television productions, takes place in early- to mid-January. However, with COVID-19 impacting the film industry, the ceremony will be scheduled for Feb. 28, 2021, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Continue reading “Monday Movie Report: Golden Globes pushed back, casting news”
After having a rather busy month of May that limited my time dedicated to MLOF, I’m back to provide Monday Movie Reports again.
With the return, it’s time to take a look at what has been rescheduled in terms of cinema because of the coronavirus pandemic. As of now, here are the movies that have been moved and their tentative dates, according to Vulture.
Continue reading “Monday Movie Report: Recapping Hollywood Delays”
A new “Batman” film and other pictures in development under the Warner Bros. umbrella are being pushed back because of the coronavirus.
According to Variety, WB has altered its plans for “The Batman,” a prequel film to “The Sopranos” and a picture titled “Many Saints of Newark.” Most notable is “The Batman,” which stars Robert Pattinson and was set to hit theaters June 25, 2021.
Continue reading “Monday Movie Report: WB pushes back ‘Batman,’ shifts schedule”
Director James Gunn stated recently that both comic book movies he’s working on are still set to go, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Variety, Gunn said on Twitter that a new “Suicide Squad” picture and a third “Guardians of the Galaxy” are moving ahead.
Continue reading “Monday Movie Report: ‘Guardians 3,’ ‘Suicide Squad’ moving forward”
The coronavirus pandemic is causing several major studios to freeze production on a variety of movies.
At Disney, for example, James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequel has stopped work, while the live action “Little Mermaid” production has been postponed, according to Deadline Hollywood. Other projects under the Disney umbrella, including Marvel’s “Shang-Chi,” 20th Century Studios’ “The Last Duel” by Ridley Scott, and Searchlight Pictures’ “Nightmare Alley” by Guillermo del Toro, have all been pushed back.
Continue reading “Movie Report: Production companies across Hollywood delay several projects”
With thousands of screening auditoriums remaining dark throughout the country, theaters in the United States are hoping for some relief via a bill in Congress.
According to Deadline, the National Association of Theatre Owners has requested a set of measures to be included in a stimulus package. The legislation is currently in a negotiation phase.
Deadline reports NATO is looking to acquire “guarantees to ease a liquidity squeeze, tax benefits to support employees, recovery of remaining costs and other tax breaks to help recoup losses.
Continue reading “Monday Movie Report: Theater owners seek legislative assistance as movies go online”
The COVID-19 coronavirus continues to have an impact on industries across the country, including movie theaters.
Here in Bemidji, Minn., the local cinema is operated by CEC Theatres. In a statement, CEC officials noted that the facilities are remaining open, for now.
“As it has always been, the safety and security of our guests and team members remain our highest priority. in response to the coronavirus, we have taken additional measures to make our cleaning and hygiene protocols even more rigorous.”
Continue reading “Monday Movie Report: Theaters, production companies respond to COVID-19”
The Marche du Film, the Cannes Film Festival’s business element, is preparing to expand its virtual reality program.
According to Variety, Cannes XR, the immersive and augmented reality content program, will have new elements this year. Variety reports Cannes XR has partnered with companies Positron and Brogent Technologies to bring in a new virtual reality theater, with dedicated space for competition.
Continue reading “Monday Movie Report: Cannes Film Fest to broaden VR program”
“Parasite” capped off a great award season run with a golden night Sunday, as it earned the top prize from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Along with Best Picture, “Parasite” earned wins in categories such as Original Screenplay and Directing. Also having a good night was “1917,” which earned wins in Visual Effects, Sound Mixing and Cinematography.
Continue reading “Special Movie Report: ‘Parasite’ surges on Oscar night”