This is the FTR for Tuesday, September 1st, 2020. Checkout the timestamps below!
:55- Tenet and Mulan open during uncertain times (post HERE).
6:30- Bill and Ted Face The Music Review (post HERE).
8:20- Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat (story HERE).
10:30- Rooting Chris Paul against his old Houston Rockets team (Post HERE).
12:07- How Alvin Kamara is not the answer for the Green Bay Packers (post HERE)
14:36- Monday Night Raw review
18:26- Campaign Signs in Video Games (post HERE)
19:35- Madden 21 hates (story HERE).
Full Transcript coming soon!
Welcome to the FTR, where we’re talking about what you’re talking about. Coming to you today from Green Bay Wisconsin on Tuesday, September 1st 2020. I’m Frank Torres. As always I advise you to look at the timestamps to make sure you’re getting the most out of your time. We got a big show for you today. A lot going on. You guys were talking about a variety of different things from playoff basketball to video games and political signs. We’ve also got a lot of movies coming out this weekend, well not a lot of movies but some big movies coming out this weekend. And that’s what we’re going to start with today.
As people start making their way back into movie theaters, we’ve got Tenet. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve had unhinged which was technically the first to try out the Coronavirus waters. The Russell Crow road rage thriller. It only made a couple of million but it was never expected to be that big anyway. It certainly wasn’t built to be the sample for these new conditions. Then last week, we had the New Mutants which had been shelved multiple times over the past couple of years. It didn’t do to well. I haven’t seen the film. It didn’t do to well at the box office or with the critics. But this week we have Tenet, the Christoper Nolan mind bending action thriller. Of course it has John David Washington form Black KKLansman and Robert Pattinson from Twilight but soon we’ll be calling him Batman. So this is the first real test for the movie theater industry during the coronavirus pandemic. It will be interesting to see how Tenet performs under these circumstances. This was supposed to be one of the biggest films of the year, I was certainly looking forward to it. If you’ve seen the previews were curious to see what it was all about. With Christopher Nolan’s track record with Inception, the Batman trilogy, He really had a lot going his way, but Im not sure how it’s going to do. And that’s not really the only film coming out this weekend, you have Mulan, which was also delayed coming out this weekend on Disney Plus. The new Disney live remake of the cartoon from the 90s. This was also pushed back on the calendar. This was supposed to be a spring film. There were a lot of high hopes for this film. Lion King was successful. Aladdin was successful. Mulan was supposed to be the next one. But you see the differences here. Tenet is going to theaters then you have Mulan which is choosing to debut on streaming. Now, I’m a Disney Plus subscriber, you might be too. We already pay a subscription fee and now we have another charge on top of that. I don’t know who is going to be compelled to pay $30 on top of that. Maybe families. What this does is split both audiences into two groups. The Tenet action crowd heading to theaters and then you have Mulan which is more geared towards families. And if you’re a family of four or five then $30 bucks might be saving you some money compared to what you might be spending if you saw it in the cinema. Will one effect the other? I dont’ know. What makes me nervous is if Tenet isn’t as successful as it’s suppose to be, will movie studios pull more movies from calendars. Disney already pulled the King’s Man prequel and then we have Wonder Woman 1984 coming in October. If Tenet doesn’t perform well, you might see that pulled. Then you have Mulan on Disney plus, if it does well, will they premiere Black Widow on streaming. We know that after over a decade with that character we deserve a big screen showing. We want to see Scarlett Johnannson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz and all of them on the big screen. Ideally both films will be successful. We want as many vehicles as possible to get movies to us during this pandemic.
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