Netflix announced this week that some of its fall films will have exclusive theatrical runs before they start streaming. This is not the first time that Netflix has presented its films in theaters – a few heat theaters last year – but the theatrical slate is much larger this year and seems to point to a shift in strategy.
This year Netflix puts 10 films in the cinema earlier, an increase compared to just three last year (although a fourth was added later). It will vary from a quiet relationship drama (by Noah Baumbach Wedding story) to an exaggerated comedy (the Eddie Murphy LED Dolemite is my name) to prestige rate (from Martin Scorsese The Irishman).
That's a significant part of Netflix & # 39; s fall movie, and it includes movies that aren't necessarily Oscar bait. I cannot say that I know exactly what it means. Maybe it's a kind of concession to theaters or to filmmakers, or maybe Netflix only sees the value of the box office dollars of the first week and he realizes that his viewers are not too bothered by the delay. Anyway, Netflix is changing and I am not entirely sure whether a return to older release models is worse.
View 13 trailers of this week below.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
I may be alone for this, but hear me: this idea that Episode 9 is the conclusion of the trilogy of Star Wars trilogies and therefore must return to the ultimate bad guy feels … sort of wrong. Episode 7 and 8 relied on the past in a number of critical ways, but the story of this trilogy was ultimately Rey versus Kylo and the past didn't matter, except as a narrative framework. With the return of the emperor, I hope The Rise of Skywalker is not too much hung on an old villain for some appearance of a general conclusion and instead gives Rey and his crew the final they deserve. The film will be released on December 20th.
I am absolutely stunned that these are DC's prankster movie looks like. Somehow it seems to be a dark, personal drama about how a man falls apart and eventually bursts (gang weed insert / we live in a society meme, etc.) Of course, that has often been investigated in the cinema, but not exactly in the context of superhero films. It will be released on October 4.
Terminator: Dark Fate
The last attempt at the terminator in a way that worries people, Linda Hamilton can be brought back as Sarah Connor. It is not the worst idea, but it can really be our greater hope Deadpool director Tim Miller brings some of his wilder sensibilities into the series. Dark destiny this trailer looks exaggerated and CGI-filled, but the action also looks clean and clear in a way that many action films are not. It is coming out on November 1.
After a few years off the air, Netflix brings new life to the British series Top boy, with Drake as producer. The show looks like a moody, beautifully shot drama about violence, family and survival in an impoverished part of East London. The show returns on September 13.
Rosario Dawson plays the lead role in the first season of this new anthology series that comes in part from Mr. Robot maker Sam Esmail. Better yet, the pilot was directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, who made it excellent A girl walks home alone & # 39;. The show starts sometime next year.
Okay, there is basically no chance that I will subscribe to Apple TV Plus, but if I do, it will be for this Hailee Steinfeld-led party rock against Emily Dickinson.
Timothée Chalamet plays as Henry V in this adaptation of various plays by Shakespeare. I didn't expect much, but this looks pretty cool. It comes to theaters on October 11 and starts streaming on November 1.
Lucy in the Sky
Natalie Portman plays an astronaut in this fictional version of the strange and dark events of the return of the real astronaut Lisa Nowak to Earth. From the trailer, the film looks dreamy and tense and beautiful. I am really interested in the way it plays with the aspect ratio. The film appears on October 4.
In the vein of how The big short one accepted the 2008 financial crisis, the upcoming Netflix film The laundry takes a very eccentric and comical look at the Panama Papers and the secrets they revealed about how the rich stay rich. It is directed by Steven Soderbergh and comes to the theaters on September 27 before being streamed on October 18.
Inside Bill & # 39; s Brain: Bill Gates decoding
Netflix has a three-part documentary that chats with Bill Gates and investigates how he works. It seems like a fun and intimate look at the tech icon and one of & # 39; the world's most prominent philanthropists. It will be out on September 20.
Girl on the third floor
My colleague Adi Robertson discussed this horror film on SXSW and described the story as "modest (and sometimes) tense." It plays CM Punk and comes out on October 25.
The world according to Jeff Goldblum
There are way too many trailers this week, but I couldn't get myself to cut them. It's just Jeff Goldblum … doing things. It is awesome! What a good starting point. Everyone is going to subscribe to Disney +. What a winning proposition.
The new pope
I wrote five different things while watching this trailer and couldn't limit it to one sentiment, so here they are all in order:
- You all-
- Is this a real TV show?
- I apologize………………………………………. .. ..
- What. On. Earth.
- This is actually a phenomenal trailer.