Oscar Isaac’s next two films after “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – “Annihilation” and “Life Itself” – will forego traditional theatrical release in most markets and be distributed straight to streaming platforms (Netflix and Amazon) instead.

I’m very interested as to what your thoughts are on this subject since it appears that this type of film distribution arrangement looks to become more prevalent in the future.

What’s more important to you? To be able to watch a film on the big screen, or to have access to a film sooner? Would you have any issues with using a “crowdsourcing” platform like Tugg or Gathr to book movie theatre showings of films? What would you consider to be reasonable offerings from a studio that would help lessen illegal downloading of films?

There’s no obligation to respond – I’m truly curious in what others think since this is the only social media platform I use that isn’t connected to a ton of industry people. Thanks!

@uomo-accattivante Thinking back I remember a number of films that I wanted to see that were never released or just dropped cold into foreign markets. Given that might still be an option these days I’d rather see a film on Netflix than not be able to see it at all.

Always the optimistic one you are @losethehours. I agree, better on Netflix than not at all.