Saturday, April 20, 2024

John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place, Part 2” to Open May 28th, Maybe “The French Dispatch” Will Get a Date, Too


Almost the last thing I did before the world stopped was go to the premiere of John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place, Part 2.”

That was March 8, 2020. Duck duck goose. Then the world came to a screeching halt.

“AQP2” has been moved around a bit since then. But now it’s got a release date: May 28th. It will go into theaters, I guess, and up on Paramount Plus streaming. It’s quite good, if I remember correctly. It’s an excellent middle movie in a trilogy, and sets up a Part 3 nicely. Emily Blunt kicks ass, Cillian Murphy is terrific, the kids are alright, and it’s very scary.

Now that Paramount has settled that problem, what’s next? Oh, yes. What ever happened to Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch”? Maybe Searchlight will give it a summer date. I feel like I saw it and forgot it already. No, seriously, let’s get this one going. Maybe for this year’s Cannes Film Festival?

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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