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Only 14 Movie Theaters Were Open This Past Weekend, and 13 of Them Were Drive-Ins

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Only 14 Movie Theaters Were Open This Past Weekend, and 13 of Them Were Drive-Ins
Most Americans are practicing self-isolation, hunkered in their bunkers at home. Almost every single movie theater in America has closed, which no one would have believed possible just four short weeks ago. While the box office is mostly non-existent, there are a few theaters left open in the U.S. as of this past weekend. Not surprisingly, 13 of those theaters are Drive-In movie theaters, which used to be a thing of the past but are finding their resurgence in these desperate times.

This past weekend, these 14 theaters across the country were still open and quite operational, bringing in what little money the box office has seen in recent days.

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14 Movie Theaters, Mostly Drive-Ins, Remained Open Last Weekend Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Fourteen theaters in the United States remained opened at the weekend box office according to recent reports obtained by Deadline, 13 of them were drive-ins.

Those locations standing tall in the Covid-19 climate included the Van Buren Drive-in in Riverside, CA; the Mission Tiki in Monclair, CA; the Galaxy Drive-in in Ennis, TX; the Glendale 9 in Glendale, Az; the Sacramento 6 Drive-In; the Starlite Drive-in in Cadet, Mo; the South Bay Drive-In San Diego; the Auto Drive-in the Greenville, Nc area; Hi-Way 21 in Beaufort, Sc; the Jesup in Georgia; the Ocala in Florida; King Drive in Huntsville, Al; the Lake Worth in Palm Springs, Fl and the Epic Theaters of West Volusia, Florida.

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Some locations,
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‘The Hunt’ Director Craig Zobel on How the Chaos Surrounding His Controversial Film Echoes the Movie Itself [Interview]

‘The Hunt’ Director Craig Zobel on How the Chaos Surrounding His Controversial Film Echoes the Movie Itself [Interview]
The road to bringing The Hunt to big screens has been a bumpy one. Scheduled to be released in September 2019, the film was delayed after a series of high-profile gun violence incidents, exacerbated by President Trump tweeting in late Summer that the horror film that involves the murder of right-wing internet trolls was “made […]

The post ‘The Hunt’ Director Craig Zobel on How the Chaos Surrounding His Controversial Film Echoes the Movie Itself [Interview] appeared first on /Film.
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Pathe to break theatrical window with ‘Misbehaviour’ UK digital release

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Pathe to break theatrical window with ‘Misbehaviour’ UK digital release
Miss World comedy-drama being made available to watch at home three months ahead of schedule.

Pathe is to give Miss World comedy-drama Misbehaviour an early UK digital release due to the closure of cinemas just four days after its release in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The film, starring Keira Knightley and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, will be made available on all premium VOD platforms from April 15 for an exclusive period – three months earlier than originally planned.

Misbehaviour was released by Walt Disney Studios in the UK on March 13 and spent just four days on theatrical release before cinemas nationwide were closed,
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The Hunt: 10 Other Movies Inspired By "The Most Dangerous Game"

The Hunt: 10 Other Movies Inspired By
Though Blumhouse's The Hunt was met with its fair share of controversy, the story's bones come from one of the most frequently adapted stories in literature. Published in 1924, Richard Connell's short story "The Most Dangerous Game" about a big-game hunter who finds himself tracked and pursued like an animal by a Russian aristocrat has provided ample fodder for countless re-imaginings since the earliest days of film.

Related: 10 Times Movie & TV Release Dates Were Pushed Back For Sensitivity

The Hunt captured the ideological divisions of our time with its casting of red-staters as the prey to a cabal of liberal elites, but the basic story has emerged with different political—or totally apolitical—implications in every decade of cinema. Below are ten of the most notable.
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Sling TV Donating Movie Rental Profits This Weekend to Covid-19 Response Efforts

Sling TV Donating Movie Rental Profits This Weekend to Covid-19 Response Efforts
Staying home and binge-watching your favorite movies this weekend could actually be a way to help your community – and not just because it’s practicing social distancing. Online live streaming service, Sling TV, announced Thursday that it is donating 100% of its movie rental profits through April 5th to Good360, a global nonprofit delivering supplies to healthcare workers and those facing economic hardships during the current coronavirus pandemic.

You don’t have to be a Sling subscriber to rent a movie. Subscribers and non-subscribers alike can choose from the platform’s extensive on-demand catalog,
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All the Hollywood Films Arriving on Demand Early Because of the Coronavirus

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All the Hollywood Films Arriving on Demand Early Because of the Coronavirus
Since most U.S. movie theaters have shuttered in response to the coronavirus pandemic, studios are rushing out VOD home releases of movies that were only just in theaters.

Trolls World Tour

The sequel to the 2017 animated hit announced it would be available for digital download on April 10 — the same day it was supposed to land in theaters. Now it’s a VOD exclusive.

Birds of Prey

The Margot Robbie spinoff of 2017’s “Suicide Squad” will debut on demand on March 24. The film grossed $84 million since opening on Feb. 4.

The Hunt

The Universal/Blumhouse horror film was first delayed from release last fall due to controversy over its violent content — and then sidelined after its March 13 opening by the coronavirus. It’s available to stream beginning March 20.

The Invisible Man

The Universal horror film starring Elisabeth Moss grossed nearly $65 million since its Feb. 26 release in theaters. It’s available to stream beginning March 20.

Emma.
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Tribeca Film Festival to Move Some Programming Online After Coronavirus Postponement

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Tribeca Film Festival to Move Some Programming Online After Coronavirus Postponement
The Tribeca Film Festival, which was born out of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was forced to postpone its glitzy screenings and panels this year as a result of New York state banning large public gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, Tribeca organizers are hoping to at least unveil some of its programming online. The festival was scheduled to run April 15-26.

Under the new initiative, announced on Friday, some of the independent movies in Tribeca’s competition programming will be available on an online destination – called the Industry Extranet Resource Hub – for journalists and members of the industry. Buyers can still watch these projects and bid on them and other filmmakers can discover emerging talent.

Tribeca’s Cinema360 will release 15 virtual reality films in homes, which consumers can watch on Oculus TV.

The jury prizes for features, shorts and content from advertising brands will still be awarded, voted on by
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Rakuten TV to Stream ‘Trolls World Tour’ in Europe Ahead of U.S.

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Rakuten TV to Stream ‘Trolls World Tour’ in Europe Ahead of U.S.
Universal’s “Trolls World Tour” will launch on Rakuten TV in the U.K. on April 6, days ahead of the studio’s planned VOD launch in the U.S.

The sequel to the 2016 DreamWorks Animation hit, which was among the first features announced to receive the VOD treatment in light of theatrical shutdowns, will be available to rent on the streamer for £15.99 ($19.65) over a 48-hour period.

Variety understands that the film will launch on most premium VOD sites in the U.K. from Monday (April 6), as well as Russia.

The studio revealed mid-March that “Trolls World Tour” would be available in the U.S. on VOD on April 10 — one of the first experiments by a studio to disrupt theatrical release plans in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the knock-on effects felt acutely by cinemas around the world.

At that point, Universal also made a number of films that were then in theaters,
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​TrustNordisk seals French deal for Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Another Round’ (exclusive)

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​TrustNordisk seals French deal for Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Another Round’ (exclusive)
Haut et Court saw first images at Goteborg Film Festival earlier this year.

TrustNordisk has sold French rights for Thomas Vinterberg’s upcoming drama Another Round to Paris-based distributor Haut et Court.

The feature is about a group of high school teachers who embark on an experiment to uphold a constant level of intoxication throughout the working day.

The production reunites Vinterberg with several collaborators from his award-winning 2012 drama The Hunt, including scriptwriter Tobias Lindholm as well as actors Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe and Susse Wold.

The film is still in post-production and will ready for delivery
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A Guide to the Movies Streaming Early as Coronavirus Closes Theaters

A Guide to the Movies Streaming Early as Coronavirus Closes Theaters
From Emma to Onward, countless films set to release this spring and early summer have been impacted by theaters closing amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Distributors and movie studios face a new normal of either postponing releases, like Mulan and Fast and Furious 9, or releasing titles early on streaming and on-demand services for quarantined viewing. 

Disney opted to release Frozen 2 on Disney+ three months ahead of its scheduled release, and will do the same with Onward. Universal Pictures announced releases such as The Hunt, Invisible Man and Trolls World Tour will be available for in-home viewing. 

Below, find out which films are available ...
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‘Coffee & Kareem’ Review: Netflix’s Raunchy Buddy Comedy Never Quite Kicks In

‘Coffee & Kareem’ Review: Netflix’s Raunchy Buddy Comedy Never Quite Kicks In
For anyone who hasn’t gotten their fill of Betty Gilpin maniacally screaming while brandishing a deadly weapon this year — and, no, even with the actress’ outstanding performance in “The Hunt” already available to watch in your own home, you have not yet gotten your fill — Michael Dowse’s uneven “Coffee & Kareem” at least offers that in heady doses. The “Stuber” and “Goon” filmmaker has decamped for Netflix for his latest feature, a raunchy, foul-mouthed buddy comedy about mismatched maybe-pals that never quite lives up to its caffeine-infused title.

Diverting enough at just under 90 minutes, “Coffee & Kareem” likely won’t do for the R-rated comedy that other Netflix offerings have done for the rom-com, but a strong finale helps end thing things on a high point. And while the film is understandably concerned with its titular characters — Ed Helms as straight-edge Detroit cop James Coffee, young star Terrence Little Gardenhigh
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‘Coffee & Kareem’: Film Review

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‘Coffee & Kareem’: Film Review
There’s politically incorrect, and then there’s just plain wrong.

Netflix’s “Coffee & Kareem” pairs a young black kid with an inept white cop and hopes that their differences will amuse (or at least distract) stuck-at-home audiences for 90 minutes or so. But what audiences? What adult wants to watch this kind of “Kindergarten Cop” nonsense? that no parent in his or her right mind would let Junior tune in.

But that’s the beauty of Netflix, I guess: Age-based MPAA ratings are for the chumps who make movies for theaters (such a 20th-century — or at least pre-coronavirus — concept), whereas when it comes to serve-yourself at-home streaming, there’s no divide between bad movies and bad-for-you movies.

So here’s the pitch: James Coffee is an awkward, overly cautious cop — a role for which Ed Helms is well suited. Kareem Manning is a chubbier-than-most Detroit public school misfit forced
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The Hunt: 5 Times It Made Us Think (& 5 It Went Too Far)

The Hunt: 5 Times It Made Us Think (& 5 It Went Too Far)
Social commentary is definitely all the rage nowadays. Jordan Peele’s films definitely come to mind as successful paradigms of what can only be called a new sub-genre of the horror/thriller variety. Some films that preceded this come to mind, like 1932’s The Most Dangerous Game (which has been inevitably compared to The Hunt) and The Purge franchise (although The Purge had a definitely more clear-cut and chewed for the audience message).

Related: The Hunt: Top 10 Most Shocking Moments, Ranked

But what was it about The Hunt that made everyone rage about it on Social Media? Did it actually make us think? Or was it pure shock value? The answer lies somewhere in the middle.
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Glenn Howerton Found Some Fun In ‘The Hunt’

Glenn Howerton Found Some Fun In ‘The Hunt’
Glenn Howerton is, of course, best known for the show he helped create, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, now up to 14 seasons and counting. But with that show’s shorter seasons, it’s given him the opportunity to branch out into other TV and movie projects, including The Hunt. The action/horror film is definitely a change [...]

The post Glenn Howerton Found Some Fun In ‘The Hunt’ appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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​Upi, Warner Bros to break French theatrical window alongside local studios, indies

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​Upi, Warner Bros to break French theatrical window alongside local studios, indies
France’s National Cinema Centre was granted powers in March to soften windows.

The French branches of Universal Pictures International (Upi) and Warner Bros are among a dozen distributors operating in France to have been granted permission by the country’s National Cinema Centre (Cnc) to break the theatrical window due to the shutdown of cinemas amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

They are joined by local studios Gaumont and Pathé as well as independent distributors Le Pacte, Diaphana, Memento Films Distribution and Ad Vitam, Rezo and Apollo, all of which are strong supporters of France’s media windows.

France’s notoriously
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How the Producers of ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ Made Peace With VOD

How the Producers of ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ Made Peace With VOD
Barry Jenkins and Adele Romanski know more than most about getting difficult stories to large audiences. Jenkins’ “Moonlight,” which he and Romanski produced through their production company Pastel, came together on a $1.5 million budget and ultimately grossed over $65 million in addition to winning Best Picture. Since then, the company — co-founded by Sara Murphy and Mark Ceryak — has supported a handful of other filmmakers, including Aaron Katz’s L.A. neo-noir “Gemini.” Their most recent credit comes out this week on VOD, but it wasn’t supposed to work out that way.

Eliza Hittman’s “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” won prizes in Sundance and Berlin before Focus Features released it in early March — days before theaters closed nationwide. The Universal subsidiary is now following a strategy it applied to movies like “The Invisible Man” and “The Hunt” by pushing “Never Rarely” into VOD on Friday.

More from IndieWireFocus Features Sends 'Never
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Moviegoers Highly Likely To Return To Theaters Upon Reopening, But More Than Half Will Wait A Bit, Study Suggests

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Moviegoers Highly Likely To Return To Theaters Upon Reopening, But More Than Half Will Wait A Bit, Study Suggests
Exclusive: A majority of moviegoers definitely plan to head back to movie theaters once Covid-19 quells, however, 56% will take their time.

Those are some of the conclusions unveiled Wednesday morning in analytics company Edo’s “Social Distancing Moviegoing and TV Habits” report, which polled 6,800 respondents nationwide last week (March 24-28), largely moviegoers, on their at-home viewing habits during this quarantine time, as well as their readiness to return to the cinema.

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In promising news for exhibitors and studios, more than 70% of those polled indicated they were likely to return to theaters once they reopened, with a substantial 45% saying they were “highly likely.
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“Never Rarely Sometimes Always” And “The Way Back”: The Best Of The First Quarter Of 2020

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always” And “The Way Back”: The Best Of The First Quarter Of 2020
In some ways, it feels very silly to do this annual look at the best of the first quarter of the cinematic year. After all, the world has changed and the film world especially has come to a screeching halt. At the same time , a sense of normalcy however possible is always good. So, I’m pressing on and listing my favorite titles and work from the first three months of 2020. Obviously, a lot of high profile flicks were delayed, so whether I saw them or not, I’m not including them here. Still, including things I saw late in 2019 but hit this year, I had over 90 options to pull from. So, hopefully this is a Farley exhaustive list, even if it’s very much skewed by my personal taste. Let’s get right down to it. Below you’ll find my top ten of the year so far, along
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The Film Stage Show Ep. 390 – The Way Back, The Whistlers, The Hunt & More

The Film Stage Show Ep. 390 – The Way Back, The Whistlers, The Hunt & More
Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Brian Roan, Michael Snydel, and Bill Graham mix things up a bit and offer a grab bag discussion of films recently available digitally, including The Way Back, The Whistlers, The Hunt, Onward, and Swallow, as well as updating our current coronavirus situation.

Enter our giveaways, get access to our private Slack channel, and support new episodes by becoming a Patreon contributor. For a limited time, all new Patreon supporters will receive a free Blu-ray/DVD. After becoming a contributor, e-mail podcast@thefilmstage.com for an up-to-date list of available films.

Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, or stream below. If you’re looking for The B-Side, now available on its own feed, see where to subscribe here.

The Film Stage Show is supported by Mubi, a curated online cinema streaming a selection of exceptional independent, classic,
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