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A24 will stream The Green Knight one night only on August 18

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A24’s The Green Knight will make its virtual debut much earlier than expected — on August 18; you’ll be able to buy a $20 ticket to stream the film through A24’s Screening Room platform.

This one-night-only stream does not offer a full streaming release that can be rented or purchased. The Green Knight remains exclusive to theatres. (A regular digital release will be available later in the theatrical cycle.

The screening is much more limited than a rental. Once you have purchased a $20 ticket, the film will be available for streaming during a four-hour window starting at 9 PM ET on August 18. However, the stream includes a bonus Q&A session with the cast and crew.

Based on the epic poem, Dev Patel plays the role of the knight who must answer a challenge to the Green Knight on Christmas Day. The original release date was set for May 29, 2020, but the film was delayed to this summer because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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After purchasing a ticket, A24 provides three options to view the film: via a web browser or the Apple TV app. However, A24 will only be screening The Green Knight to US viewers. International film lovers won’t have the opportunity to attend.

This is the latest blurring between streaming and theatrical releases. The streaming ticket cost is $20 and comparable to The Green Knight theatres. This is especially true if you share it with friends or family. A24 will not have to split the ticket price with theatres. Similar balancing acts have driven Disney Plus’ Premiere Access movies, which offer simultaneous digital purchases of $30 and theatrical releases for films such as Black Widow and Jungle Cruise. HBO Max also offers simultaneous digital debuts of its 2020 slate for streaming subscribers at no additional cost.

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The launch will not allow you to edit multiplayer maps or play Halo Infinite in co-op

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These will be added to the game over time.

Halo Infinite will be released this holiday season. However, at launch, you won’t have the ability to play campaign mode with your friends or edit multiplayer levels using Forge mode. Developer 343 Industries announced Friday.

“When we looked at these experiences — campaign coop and Forge – we made the determination [that] that they’re just simply not ready,” Joseph Staten (head of creative on Halo Infinite) said in a video. “So campaign co-op will be kept in the oven for a bit longer. We’ll release them next year as part of our season roadmap when they’re complete.

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CAMPAIGN CO-OP IS TARGETED FOR SEASON TWO, WHILE FORGE IS SET FOR SEASON THREE

Staten stated that 343 Industries plans to ship campaign co-op and Forge in the second season. Staten stated that 343 Industries aims to ship a new season approximately every three months. This means that campaign co-op will likely arrive around three months after launch, while Forge will arrive six months later.

Halo’s campaign cooperative and Forge mode are two hallmarks of the series, so fans may be disappointed to learn that they won’t be available at launch. However, 343 remains committed to launching the campaign this holiday season and season one multiplayer.

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Staten said, “We’ll soon be discussing our actual release date.” Xbox is hosting an event in just a few days on August 24th, so perhaps Microsoft and 343 Industries will reveal the date there.

HALO INFINITE HAS HAD A BIT OF ROCKY HISTORY

The latest delays in campaign co-op, Forge and Forge are all part of Halo Infinite’s recent history. The original release date for the game was 2020. However, it was delayed to 2021 after a campaign that revealed the origins of the Craig meme. Staten, who was involved in the initial three Halo games, was brought on board soon after.

Despite its slow development, however, the recent multiplayer technical preview was very positive. This could suggest that the game will live to fans’ expectations when it finally releases this holiday season. You’ll need to wait for the game to be released to play it with your friends or modify it in Forge mode.

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Disney responds to Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow lawsuit

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Disney wants to settle this matter privately; Johansson’s lawyers don’t agree.

Disney filed a motion for Scarlett Johansson to move her lawsuit against the company to private arbitration. This is the latest development in the ongoing case against the company regarding the Black Widow streaming release.

Disney’s lawyers filed the motion Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court because Periwinkle Entertainment, which negotiated her deal, agreed that any claims related to her role in the Marvel film would be handled in confidential arbitration. Johansson’s claim that Marvel was compelled to break an agreement by its parent company Disney when Black Widow premiered on Disney Plus through Premier Access on the same day it went into theaters was also a part of the motion. The Hollywood Reporter earlier reported the move.

Johansson complained that the film’s simultaneous release reduced her potential earnings. A simultaneous streaming release also hampered the film’s box office permanence, affecting her bonuses. The question is whether the film should have been released as theatrical exclusivity. Disney’s motion states that Periwinkle’s Marvel contract “doesn’t mandate theatrical distribution” and does not require exclusive distribution.

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According to the motion, any theatrical obligations were to be fulfilled by showings on “no lower than 1,500 screens.” The film debuted on over 9,600 scenes in the US and on 30,000 screens worldwide. Johansson claimed she had lost earnings due to the hybrid release model, but it is still unclear what was promised.

Echoing the comments made by Disney boss Bob Chapek at the company’s latest earnings call, the motion said that the “hybrid-release pattern” was the best for Black Widow and everyone attached to it.

Disney also updated its figures regarding Black Window’s success, showing that the film continues to make big profits at the box office and through early access rentals. The motion said that Black Widow had earned more than $367m in worldwide box office receipts and more than $125m in streaming and download receipts. This is a rare statistic about the success of a hybrid release, which was available in both theaters and on a streaming service. According to the company, Black Widow’s opening weekend box office figures exceeded those of Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Disney’s lawyers revealed in the motion that it served Periwinkle a demand for private arbitration on August 10th, a little over a week after Johansson’s initial complaint was filed. Periwinkle was not yet responding to the motion. Disney reiterated its earlier position that the complaint was without merit.

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Johansson’s lawyers were not available for comment immediately. In a statement that The Hollywood Reporter cited, John Berlinski, her attorney, stated that Disney “knows Marvel’s promises to Black Widow a typical theatrical production ‘like its other movies’ had nothing to do with guaranteeing Disney wouldn’t cannibalize the box office receipts to increase Disney+ subscriptions.” We are excited to present the overwhelming evidence to prove that this is what happened.

In response to the initial complaint in late July, Disney said there was “no merit whatsoever to this filing.” The company also characterized the suit as “especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” adding that Johansson had earned $20 million to date.

Various entertainment industry organizations, including Women in Film and ReFrame, have criticized Disney’s response to the lawsuit. They claim that the “gendered attack has no place in a commercial dispute and contributes towards an environment in which men and women are perceived as less able to protect their interests without facing ad hoc criticism.” Elizabeth Olsen, a fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe star, also spoke out in support of Johansson in an interview with Vanity Fair last week.

Olsen stated, “I think she is so tough, and literally when I saw that, I was like, ‘good for you, Scarlett.’”

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Even without Geralt, Nightmare of the Wolf captures the spirit of The Witcher

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Netflix’s new anime series is not for newcomers but fans.

Geralt of Rivia is the one thing that unites all the iterations of The Witcher — the original books, hit games, or the new live-action series — and it’s Geralt. In a rare fantasy series that often follows larger stories than one person, the heart of the series is made up of the lovably sad monster hunter. This is what makes Nightmare of the Wolf an anime spinoff available on Netflix. It’s a prequel, which shifts in time to show Geralt’s mentor Vesemir. He can be charming, playful, and have a voracious appetite in life.

It’s refreshing and does a great job exploring the mysteries of The Witcher universe without sacrificing the main points of the series. Nightmare of the Wolf may not be the most welcoming start point for the franchise, but it’s still a lot of fun.

The anime movie is a time-traveling animation that focuses on Vesemir’s childhood and life at two crucial points. It’s primarily about Vesemir’s upbringing and how he became a witcher. Witchers are mutated monster hunters who, from a young age, train to kill deadly creatures in exchange for cash. He fled servitude to seek respect and money to hunt monsters. However, he was unaware of the harsh reality at Kaer Morhen, which serves as his training ground.

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These scenes demonstrate the brutality of witcher training and allow us to see how people respond to trauma. Many witcher stories focus on how few candidates survive the process. In Nightmare of the Wolf, young boys are forced into a nightmare swamp to overcome seemingly impossible odds. If they survive, they are then subject to painful alchemy to increase their strength and senses. The people who make it can be as grim as Geralt, or they may hide their pain behind a lust after life like Vesemir.

The second half of the story is about Vesemir as he reaches the peak of his abilities. He is 70 years old, and he looks handsome, with a square jaw, mischievous smirk, and a beautiful, young face. He’s well-known for his ability to kill tough monsters and can now charge a high price. One of his earliest scenes depicts Vesemir in the bathtub, negotiating with an elf about his fee before finally deciding that he was too costly. Vesemir and his comrades are also faced with a dilemma because monsters seem to be rare. One witcher said, “We’re putting ourselves out of business with every monster that we kill.”

These two periods are interconnected, and they shed light on a very important relationship, namely between witchers (or monsters) and those they have sworn to destroy. I won’t spoil the surprise, but Nightmare of the Wolf answers questions that have been floating around message boards for years regarding the origins of the hunter and hunted. These new answers will change the way you view them both. These revelations may not be obvious to newcomers who aren’t already immersed in the intrigue of the Continent.

The good news is that Nightmare of the Wolf still makes for a great movie, even if you come in the cold. Animation has made the action more fluid, especially when Vesemir cuts his way through beasts with inhuman grace and makes smart-ass jokes. The smooth action is not surprising, considering Nightmare of the Wolf was created in Studio Mir by the same team that created shows like Kipo, The Legend of Korra, and Age of Wonderbeasts. Combat in live-action shows and games can feel slow and tedious, but things are faster and more dynamic in anime. Vesemir is the new lead. Geralt finds fighting tedious. Vesemir is a good sport. However, the battles are still intense. Nightmare of the Wolf is incredibly violent. You’ll see blood gushing from the limbs in just a few minutes.

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Nightmare of the Wolf captures much of what made The Witcher so popular — a dark fantasy land, political intrigue, and buff men in the bathtub — but it doesn’t spend much time setting up the world. It assumes that you already care. This is especially true for the Big Twist. It won’t be much if you are not invested in the universe. The movie is still entertaining, with its gory action and many one-liners. However, it can feel like supplementary material that will keep you going until the second season.

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