Sunday, April 14, 2024

Not Cancelled: Netflix Still Plans Hollywood Press Junket this Weekend for “Uncorked” Comedy Since it’s On “TV” Anyway


Netflix has returned to not answering emails about movies because it’s not Oscar season.

I am told that their press junket for “Uncorked” starring Mamoudou Athie, Courteney B. Vance, and Niecy Nash is still set for this weekend in Los Angeles. Damn that virus! But why not? Prentice Penny’s feature debut isn’t going to theaters. We can stay home and watch it!

Press is still being flown in and staying at the Four Seasons Hotel. Good times!

The film is about a man who must balance his dream of becoming a master sommelier with his father’s expectation that he carry on the family’s barbecue business. And barbecue is mostly done outside, so that’s safe!

Netflix and all the streamers are sitting pretty today, as studios are moving and cancelling movies. But my guess is when this is over, people will want to get out of the house and into theaters again ASAP!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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