Netflix announced its release plans for the fall and the Oscars today. They’ve got quite a good schedule of films, from Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” to Steven Soderbergh’s “The Laundromat. Right there we have DeNiro, Pacino, Streep, Oldman. Heavy players. “Dolemite is My Name” stars Eddie Murphy. “The King” has Timothee Chalamet and Robert Pattinson. “Marriage Story,” directed by Noah Baumbach, stars Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta. So really, a room of these people is pretty much Hollywood. Did I also mention Anthony Hopkins, Alicia Vikander, and Riley Keough?
Quality is not an issue with Netflix. They’ve got great films. We want to see them all. But theater owners don’t like them because they only play for three weeks, then move to the Netflix TV platform. Scorsese wanted more theaters, and a longer run. He didn’t get it. He just got the $150 million-plus to make his movie. Strangely, “Irishman” is going to be in theaters for a shorter time than “Marriage Story.” Go figure.
Netflix Fall Film Release Dates
Film US Theatrical UK Theatrical Global Streaming
The Laundromat Sept 27 Sept 27 Oct 18
Dolemite Is My Name Oct 4 Oct 11 Oct 25
The King Oct 11 Oct 11 Nov 1
The Irishman Nov 1 Nov 8 Nov 27
Earthquake Bird Nov 1 Nov 8 Nov 15
Marriage Story Nov 6 Nov 15 Dec 6
Klaus Nov 8 Nov 8 Nov 15
I Lose My Body (J’ai Perdu Mon Corps) Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov 29
Atlantics Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov 29
The Two Popes Nov 27 Nov 29 Dec 20
*excluding Benelux, Switzerland, Russia, France