Warner Bros. shocked the film industry recently when it announced that its entire 2021 film schedule would simultaneously launch on its streaming service HBO Max for 31 days alongside the standard theatrical release for each tentpole movie. Citing the pandemic as a causal factor in keeping people out of theatres with prospects for big box office grim, Warner Bros. has been criticized severely by its own inhouse talent, such as acclaimed film director Christopher Nolan who vented publicly by saying that filmmakers went to be one night believing they were working for the best studio in the world and woke up the next morning to discover they were working for the worst streaming service. Steve and Ben examine the landmark decision, and how this could be the beginning of a titanic shift for Hollywood film distribution.

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