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Critics’ Dialogue: Should the Oscars Recognize Films That Are Streaming Only?

As Hollywood adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of film distributors have chosen to scrap their theatrical release plans and launch certain titles on streaming services instead. That raised the question of whether those movies, such as “Trolls World Tour” or “Capone” or “The King of Staten Island,” would be eligible for Academy Awards. […]

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Strong VOD Numbers for ‘Capone’ Can’t Cover Costs for a Busted Theatrical

Josh Trank’s independently made “Capone” starring Tom Hardy has grossed over $2.5 million in rentals from various home viewing platforms after 10 days in VOD release. Distributor Vertical Entertainment, a major player in the straight-to-home release world, released these numbers along with the declaration that this is a record for the company.Vertical has been a […]

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‘Capone’ Trailer: Tom Hardy and Josh Trank’s ‘Fonzo’ Gets New Title and First Footage

Tom Hardy’s Al Capone drama “Fonzo” has been retitled “Capone” and is now set for a streaming debut this May. Filmmaker Josh Trank debuted the first official trailer for “Capone” on social media. The biographical drama takes place 10 years into Capone’s prison sentence. The 47-year-old gangster begins suffering from dementia and becomes haunted by […]

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