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Netflix to release 3 films in cinemas first, before they go online

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“Roma,” written and directed by Alfonso Cuarn, will have a three-week run in cinemas.

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“Netflix has famously resisted traditional film distribution, where films hit the silver screen first.

It’s something that’s bothered the film establishment, most notably when Cannes Film Festival told the streaming giant in 2017 it would need to show in French cinemas if it wanted to be considered for future festivals.

Netflix fired back by pulling out of Cannes this year. But now, it’s releasing three of its films in select cinemas for a short run before people can watch them on the service. Why? Awards.

Oscar contender Roma, by Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón, will show in cinemas for around three weeks from Nov. 21, reports Variety.

Two other films with awards potential will have a one-week exclusive run: The Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which stars Liam Neeson and Zoe Kazan, will be in cinemas from Nov. 8, and Susanne Bier’s Bird Box, featuring Sandra Bullock, drops on the silver screen on Dec. 13.

“There’s been an overwhelming response to all of our films this festival season, including Outlaw King, which will be in theaters and on Netflix next week, and this plan is building on that momentum,” Netflix film chief Scott Stuber told the publisher………………………………….”

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Another Life – Netflix Series Trailer

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When a mysterious alien Artifact lands on Earth, Commander Niko Breckinridge (Katee Sackhoff) has to lead humanity’s first interstellar mission to its planet of origin, while her husband (Justin Chatwin) tries to make first contact with the artifact back on earth. Another Life explores the miracle of life, how precious life is in a universe mostly empty of it, and the lengths we will go to protect the ones we love.

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Otherhood – Netflix Movie

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Feeling marginalized and forgotten, long time friends Carol (Angela Bassett), Gillian (Patricia Arquette) and Helen (Felicity Huffman) decide to drive to New York to reconnect with their adult sons, and in the process they realize their sons are not the only ones whose lives need to change. A journey to relate becomes a journey of rediscovery that forces these women to redefine their relationships with their children, friends, spouses and most importantly, themselves.

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Stranger Things 3 – Final Trailer Netflix

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It’s almost time. Stranger Things 3 premieres July 4. Only on Netflix

Starring: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Dacre Montgomery, Cara Buono, and Maya Hawke

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