Thursday, May 23, 2024

Netflix Sets “Knives Out: Glass Onion” for Only Thanksgiving Week in Theaters


I told you, the walrus was Paul.

Netflix is giving “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Spectacle” just one week in theaters at Thanksgiving. And only 600 theaters, really nothing.

The streamer figures of all their fall releases, “Glass Onion” — which takes its name from the Beatles song — will be the biggest inducement for Netflix subscribers.

The Rian Johnson film, starring Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, and a scene stealing Janelle Monae, runs two and a half hours. It takes place on a private island in Greece. There are more red herrings than you’d find in a fish store. Netflix has spent, spent, spent on this one. It makes the original “Knives Out” look like it was made in a basement.

The one actor you’ll want to watch in “Glass Onion” is Yuri Togkces. He plays the elusive Bob. I don’t want to give away his plot line. But I guarantee you everyone will be talking about him!

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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