Canadian horror lovers take note: The annual Blood in the Snow horror film festival is coming up from October 28th to November 7th, and I will be covering the films!
We haven’t really talked about Soul since it hasn’t really come up since the website relaunch, but now it has been affected by the ongoing worldwide crisis that is COVID-19.
Remember when I said that The Batman moving back to 2022 wasn’t going to be the last of that kind of story? I wasn’t kidding!
Who had this one in the betting pool? The Batman, previously schedule for an October 1st 2021 release, has been pushed back to spring 2022.
Thanks, COVID-19. One of the largest cinema chains in the US and UK is closing all their locations.
COVID strikes again. Why is anything still scheduled for this year?
Another result of the ongoing worldwide pandemic, No Time To Die has officially been delayed again until April 2nd, 2021.
Well, I guess we know the outcome of Disney’s “let’s release Mulan to Disney+ for a premium price” experiment now. The House of Mouse has shuffled nearly their entire release slate with most major tentpole films headed into 2021.
The plague just claimed two more. Wonder Woman ’84 and Candyman have both been delayed from their October release dates to Christmas and next year, respectively.
Local film lovers rejoice, the 39th annual Vancouver International Film Festival is coming! September 24th through October 7th the biggest celebration of film in the city, and one of the biggest in North America, will once again be running.
This year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the festival is going entirely online this year, much like the just ended Fantasia Festival. Both Simon and I have received accreditation this year so we hope to bring you all kinds of coverage, which you can keep track of using the VIFF 2020 tag here on Awesome Friday!
In order to facilitate the festival moving online, the VIFF is launching VIFF Connect, a streaming platform that will make the lineup of film available to residents of BC, and VIFF talks and conferences will be available to viewers around the world. More details on this are available on the VIFF website.
The full lineup of films is being announced this morning. Time to get excited!
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I can’t speak for everyone, but I am at a crossroads. On the one hand, it has been six months since I have been to the movies. Six months and one week. One hundred ninety-two days, but who’s counting.
Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Tenet, a film that I have been greatly anticipating, is being released in theatres this coming weekend. With every other major blockbuster being delayed into this fall or next year, it is one of the first times in that one hundred and ninety-two days that a film almost certainly best experienced in a cinema on the biggest screen available is actually being released to cinemas.
I love the movie-going experience. Sure, people can be jerks sometimes (*cough* turn your phone off *cough*), a man was even arrested for assaulting another moviegoer at my screening of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (seriously, that happened). There’s nothing quite like seeing an exciting blockbuster film with a large crowd when that crowd is into it. It’s electrifying, and I miss it.
On the other hand, there is a worldwide pandemic on. Two hundred thousand people a day are catching COVID-19 worldwide, and anywhere from 4,000 to 6,000 people are dying from it.