Saidi’s Take – 10/22/2022

A little bit of movie news happened this week…

  • For some reason, 2 movies changed their opening dates for this December.  Sony Pictures “A Man Called Otto” starring Tom Hanks was going to open on Dec 14th but – probably due to “Avatar: The Way of Water” opening that week – has now changed to a limited opening on Christmas day and a wide opening on Jan 13, 2023.  Then, Paramount moved “Babylon” – which was going to open limited on Christmas day and then wide in Jan – to a WIDE opening on Dec 23rd.
  • A lot of people got excited with the recent announcement that the 3 largest chains in the US – AMC, Regal, and Cinemark – made a deal with Netflix to play “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” exclusively for 1 week during Thanksgiving – almost a month before it shows on Netflix.  However, then Neflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos said that “…there is no question internally that we make our movies for our members, and we really want them to watch them on Netflix….”,downplaying the exclusive theatrical release.

Plus a little from the ol’ rumour mill…

  • The rumor is that Clint Eastwoods latest project was rejected by Warner Bros.  The studio that has been making movies with Clint Eastwood for over 50 plus years including several award winners (“Million Dollar Baby”, “Unforgiven”, “Mystic River”).  The rumor says the new head of Warmer Bros now that the company is Warner Bros/Discovery – David Zaslav – doesn’t care about history, he only cares about money and he’s really upset that the last Clint Eastwood movie – “Cry Macho” – was a box office failure.  It doesn’t matter to him that all Eastwood movies are made on time and under budget and “American Sniper” (2014) was one of the best box office movies for Clint Eastwood ever.  

Hopefully, the “rumour” isn’t true. As a little treat, “WHERE’S MY PANTS?”

Was Arnold Schwarzenegger nude during the scenes at the beginning of “Terminator” and “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”?

No, he wasn’t.  The real question is where the heck did he get those ridiculous shorts??????