After nearly three years, the film industry could be back to normal this fall with several big releases.
And the movie awards shows will return to their usual place on the calendar.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, cinemas were one of the first places hit. They have closed or put in place participation restrictions. Consequently, a number of blockbuster the films have been postponed. Two of those films were: Black Panther: Wakanda forever And Avatar: The way of water.
Movie organizers parties and even award shows like the Academy Awards hope that things can get back to normal.
This weekend, American viewers will again be invited to the cinema with a special event on September 3. It’s called National Cinema Day. People can get cinema tickets for $ 3.
Companies that own theaters hope that promotion it can get people to see movies in theaters again. They want them to come back as a lot of movies are slated for the rest of 2022.
This month, Glass onion: a mystery chases away opens at the Toronto Film Festival. The first Knives out the film used the same theater for its first screening during the festival in 2019.
video streaming the Netflix company bought the rights to Glass Onionand a future project in the series.
Rian Johnson is the director. He said the opening of the first film “feels like yesterday”. But in the years since, the COVID-19 pandemic nearly killed the movie business.
The success of this summer of the sequel to the success of the 80s Top Gun suggests that people may be ready to return. Top Gun: Maverick it has sold $ 1.36 billion in tickets worldwide and is still making money.
The fall film season is traditionally one in which some of the film studios release films that they hope will win awards.
Johnson said people in the film industry are “trying to create at least one version of what we knew before.”
But Johnson’s film is an example of how things have changed. Streaming services like Netflix are bigger than before. In the past, a follow-up to a major film would have received a lot of financial support and extended theatrical screening. But ever since Glass Onion is owned by Netflix, will be released in theaters and will begin streaming on December 23rd.
John Fithian is president of the National Association of Theater Owners, an industry group. He hopes Hollywood studios won’t hold back. He said cinemas need more films and faster.
“Viewers are back in pre-pandemic numbers, it’s just that we still need more films,” he said.
The release of Black Panther: Wakanda forever is scheduled for November 11, e Avatar: The way of water will be released on December 16th
During the other weeks, there will also be many other releases.
blondea film about movie star Marilyn Monroe, is slated for release later this month. Ticket to heaven comes out on 21 October e features great stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts. And, blockbuster behind the film is director Steven Spielberg The Fables, which comes out in November.
Other viewers may be interested King woman, a story about an army of West African warriors. The protagonist is Viola Davis.
The director of King woman is Gina Prince-Bythewood. She said, “I don’t think we’ve ever seen a movie like this before.” Prince-Bythewood mentioned famous movies about male fighters such as Brave Heart or The last of the Mohicans but she said that the history of female combatants “was hidden, or ignored or deleted. “
Another movie different from the great films of the past is siblings, with comedian Billy Eichner. It is a romantic comedy in which all the characters are LGBTQ. It is produced by Judd Apatow, known for his Romantic comedieshow shipwreck And The 40-year-old Virgin.
Eichner said he thinks his film “will make people laugh but it’s unlike anything vast most people have seen ”.
It is called another film scheduled for release in November She said. It is based on a book by two American journalists who uncovered the sex crimes of one of Hollywood’s biggest producers, Harvey Weinstein. He is now serving his sentence in prison.
But many upcoming films will soon be a hit return to production that Hollywood is famous for, like Avatar: The way of water. Producer Jon Landau says the film is the first of four Avatar films that will be released in the next five years.
He said even though it’s been 14 years since the first Avatarone thing about going to the movies hasn’t changed: why people go.
“They do it to escape, to escape the world we live in,” he said.
I’m Dan Friedell. And I’m Dorothy Gundy.
Dan Friedell adapted this story for VOA Learning English based on reports from the Associated Press.
Words in this story
calendar -n. a document or chart that shows the days, weeks, and months of a year.
blockbuster -n. a great Hollywood movie
Festival -n. an event where people get together to celebrate something
promotion -n. an event designed to bring attention to a product or group of products
streaming –Agg. used to describe the method of sending video or audio over the Internet
characteristic –V. the most important protagonist or actors in a film or play
to delete –V. to erase something or hide it from being seen
LGBTQ -n. initials used to describe the minority group which includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people
romantic comedy -n. a style of film that includes a love story and humorous situations
vast –Agg. a great deal of something
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