Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Netflix Will Give Scorsese’s “The Irishman” a Shorter Run in Theaters Than Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story”

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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

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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