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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ Pushed Back Again

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As coronavirus cases continue to rise around the country, particularly in the South and West, it’s become less and less likely that the delayed summer movie season would begin as (re)scheduled in mid and late July. According to the New York Times, the U.S. saw 36,975 new cases yesterday, almost 50 percent more than the daily total two weeks ago, while many states are reporting their highest number of infections of the entire pandemic. Even if theater chains follow through with their announced plans to reopen by July, they may not be legally allowed to operate in many parts of the country. Audiences might be too scared to show up even if they can leave the house.

So this news is not shocking: Warner Bros. is pushing back Christopher Nolan’s Tenet a second time. It had initially been scheduled for release on July 17, then moved back slightly to July 31 to accommodate theaters slowly reopening their doors. Now the movie will not come out until August 12 at the earliest. If anything, the surprising part is that Warner Bros. only delayed the film for another two weeks. What difference will two weeks make? In two weeks, things could be drastically worse than they are now. It’s hard to imagine them looking drastically better.

That leaves Mulan as the last holdout in July; it’s still technically slated to premiere on July 24. According to The Hollywood Reporter, however, that movie is “expected to push back” from that date as well. If I was a betting man, I wouldn’t put any money on either of these titles arriving before the fall. And if I was a sane man, I wouldn’t go near any theater showing them before then, even if they do come out.

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‘Foundation’ Trailer: The Sci-Fi Classic Is Now an Apple TV+ Show

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Since its publication in the 1940s and ’50s, Isaac Asimov’s Foundation has been one of the most influential and widely-read science-fiction series of all time. Despite its popularity, though, the series has never been adapted for film or television, even as many of the texts it inspired became among the most successful sci-fi stories of all time. Finally, Foundation gets its own chance when it becomes the next big series from Apple’s Apple TV+ streaming service.

Apple’s version stars Lee Pace and Jared Harris, and comes from David Goyer who, the trailer reminds us, was the co-writer of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movies. Watch the first teaser here:

I have to say, I’m kind of shocked by the part where Goyer insists that Apple, the technology company, is very much in line with Asimov’s philosophies, as some sort of bizarre justification for the company adapting the book series now for their streaming service. Did psychohistory predict the iPhone? Who knows; anyway, here’s the official synopsis for Foundation:

The future begins in 2021. Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, Foundation chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire.

Foundation premieres next year on Apple TV+. Will it be the killer original that finally gets people interested in the service? We’ll see.

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Warner Bros. Teases Major Announcement in September

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Warner Bros. seems to be looking towards the future amidst the chaos of the coronavirus. Last week, the studio announced the delay of seven different titles, including Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, DC Comics’ Wonder Woman 1984, and Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix 4. And yet despite this, Warner Bros.’ social media accounts have been dripping with teasers for undisclosed announcements to come in September. The three projects alluded to on Instagram are The Goonies, Sherlock Holmes, and Beetlejuice.

The first video for The Goonies is a short CGI-clip featuring an animated treasure map. The map leads to the word “September,” which of course means we’ll have to wait until then to learn any new details.

The second is a bizarre clip of Robert Downey Jr. sashaying around an ornately decorated room before adding the final letter to the word “September” on his typewriter. Gladstone is also lounging on the floor, minding his own business. We can really be grateful that Downey Jr.’s Sherlock doesn’t attempt to communicate with Gladstone a la Dolittle.

Finally, Warner Bros. shared an iconic clip from 1988’s Beetlejuice, featuring an insanely young Winona Rider as she summons the miscreant ghost. At the end of the clip, Warner Bros. added the text (you guessed it), “Coming This September.”

These posts honestly create just as much confusion as they do excitement. What are we looking forward to? Are we getting sequels or reboots? Or something entirely different. Guess we’ll just have to wait until September.

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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ Gets Pushed Back

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For months, one 2020 movie after another postponed or canceled its theatrical release because of the coronavirus. Through it all, one film held fast: Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. It was always supposed to open in theaters on July 17, 2020, and that is exactly where it stayed. According to reports, Nolan wanted his movie to be the first to reopen theaters after the the threat of the coronavirus passed.

But the threat has not passed. And when the most recent Tenet trailer premiered online it ended with the language “Coming to Theaters” without specifying a date. With cases on the rise in many parts of the country, and with the New York City market still closed because of the pandemic, Warner Bros. today announced they were finally pushed Tenet back — from July 17 to July 31. According to Deadline, in the interim Warner Bros. will put a 10th anniversary print of Nolan’s Inception into theaters, which will include “a never-before-seen look at footage from Tenet.”

With Tenet finally moving, that means Disney’s Mulan is now the next major blockbuster on the release calendar; it’s scheduled to debut on July 24. But with Tenet — the film that seemed the most insistent on not getting pushed back — finally bowing to reality, it seems possible that more delays are ahead. Maybe a lot more delays.

Here’s the most recent trailer for Tenet:

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California Movie Theaters Can Reopen This Week

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Movie theaters around the country have been closed since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. For dedicated cinephiles, that means it’s been three months since they got to enjoy their favorite pastime. Speaking personally, it has been … very hard.

Now the real hard part begins: Reopening while the threat of coronavirus remains. Theaters in some parts of the country have already started welcoming back guests, but now, per The Hollywood Reporter, California — which is home to the film industry as well as the country’s “largest moviegoing market,” Los Angeles — can begin the process of reopening. The state’s theaters are permitted to reopen this Friday, June 12 with “strict social distancing measures in place for at least the first two weeks,” such as…

…theaters [must] limit capacity to 25 percent, or no more than 100 people per auditorium, whichever is less, sources say. If all goes well, this rule is expected to relax after about two weeks, giving exhibitors enough time to ramp up before Tenet arrives.

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, scheduled for release on July 17, is the first major studio production on the upcoming release calendar, followed shortly after by Disney’s Mulan on July 24, and Wonder Woman 1984 on August 14.

California’s movie theater guidelines also instruct multiplexes to “implement a reservation system to limit the number of attendees entering the theater at a time whenever possible,” “reconfigure, close or otherwise remove seats from use to ensure physical distancing of at least six feet between attendees,” and that “face coverings should be worn by patrons when not eating or drinking. At minimum, face coverings should be worn when entering and exiting theaters, when obtaining refreshments at the concession stand, and whenever physical distancing cannot be maintained.” It also recommends theaters prop open doors, turn off drinking fountains, and limit the number of people that use restrooms at the same time.

In other words, the theaters can reopen but they will look very different than they did three months ago. The next question is how many people will want to come back under these conditions. The movie theater is supposed to be an escape from reality. All these changes, while necessary, are like constant reminders of that reality. Or to put it another way: Are you really ready to risk your life to watch a Christopher Nolan movie?

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Regal Cinemas To Reopen By July

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Cineworld, the company that owns Regal Cinemas, has shared that it expects to reopen its doors in July. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the company “has put in place procedures to ensure a safe and enjoyable cinema experience for its employees and customers.” This means we’ll most likely see cinemas open at partial capacity, with heightened sanitation practices between screenings. But at least we’ll finally be allowed to go to a movie theater.

Along with this announcement, Cineworld also revealed that the company will be boosting its liquidity by $110 million to ensure Cinemark’s survival. Cineworld expects that this additional liquidity “will provide it with sufficient headroom to support the group even in the unlikely event cinemas remain closed until the end of the year.” This is a long game, and business strategies such as these can make or break the future of movie theaters.

When Regal Cinemas hopefully do reopen in July, they’ll begin by premiering Disney’s live-action remake Mulan and Christopher Nolan’s psychological thriller Tenet. Mulan’s release was pushed from March 27 to July 24, while Tenet always had a July 17 release from the beginning. As far as the other major theater chains, AMC has stated that it won’t come back until there’s new studio content, while Cinemark is looking at a potential July reopening. We might be in the home stretch now.

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‘Tenet’ Trailer: Christopher Nolan’s Time-Twisting Thriller

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We’re now less than two months from July 17. It doesn’t seem like movie theaters will be fully ready to receive massive crowds by then. But maybe Christopher Nolan knows something we don’t. Or maybe time just doesn’t work in his world the way it does in ours. That’s certainly what it looks like in the trailer for Tenet, Nolan’s latest high-concept thriller. Exactly what happens in the movie is still not completely clear — there isn’t even a detailed plot synopsis for the movie — but there is enough of it happening onscreen to know that somehow people are moving forward and backwards in time. How and why? Who knows!

Watch the new Tenet trailer now:

While the trailer only says “Coming to Theaters,” the YouTube page for the trailer confirms the movie is “coming to theaters 7.17.20.” (I’m going to assume the trailer doesn’t have a specific date so that it’s evergreen even if the date does change.)

Tenet is one of the few movies left from this summer that hasn’t budged from its original release date. While every major movie between April and late June has either been delayed or gone straight to VOD, Nolan has fought to not only finish the movie on time but be the first movie to greet patrons as they return to movie theaters after mass closures following the rise of the coronavirus. So for now, Tenet opens in theaters on July 17, 2020.

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Derek Minor – Greatness 2.0 (Reflection Album) letras

[Intro]
Yeah
This for the culture
Reflect Greatness, let’s go

[Hook]
You were made for greatness
You were made for greatness baby
You were made for greatness
And don’t you let them tell you nothing else
X2

[Verse 1]
Reporting to you live from the gutter
Where the news say we only wanna kill each other
I done heard all the cries from our mothers
They still praying for the lives of our brothers yea
Some feel we worthless, I think that’s a lie
Misunderstood like rocket science but that’s the reason we fly
The world is broken I know it, I believe God the mechanic
We are tools to change it all, he even uses the ratchet
Some of my dogs climbing mountains of burdens
So they get high trying to reach the pinnacle of purpose
I know geniuses that died in the streets
They was deaf to they purpose, they was moving them keys, they Beethoven
Praying for wealth to deliver us
But even if your chains are gold, you still a prisoner
Stuck in the darkness and still waiting on the risen Son
A bunch of kings and we don’t know that it’s a throne for us
Greatness

[Hook]
You were made for greatness
You were made for greatness baby
You were made for greatness
And don’t you let them tell you nothing else
X2

[Verse 2]
I know how it is to take a loss, they ain’t see your passion
And every year they write you off, I can tell you that’s taxing
Kill your dreams and it haunt you, makes it very hard to sleep
But the benefit of that is I’m awake now
Can’t tell you how Many times I thought to call it quits
I’m only here cause God been on my side through all of this
I’m only here cause RMG and all my dogs in this
My friends and family hold me up, won’t let me fall in this
Please believe
From the inception of my purpose, it’s been bigger than me
Christopher Nolan can’t direct our dreams
Don’t understand why anybody would wanna stop us
We just trying to bring flavor to the table like a potluck
I’m rambling, before you get to hating
Before my verse end, I’ll sum it up like calculators
You are here for more, there’s a purpose on the trail you’re blazing
It’s amazing
Reflect God, Reflect Greatness

[Hook]
You were made for greatness
Aw, you were made for greatness baby
You were made for greatness
And don’t you let them tell you nothing else
X2

[Outro]
And don’t you let ’em tell you nothing else
No don’t you let ’em tell you nothing else, yeah
Don’t you let ’em tell you nothing else

Ay, don’t you let ’em tell you nothing else
You were made for –
You were made for –
Greatness, amazing, it’s greatness
And nah nana nah, nana nah, nana dadada
Greatness