(CNN) — Pete Davidson and movie buffs with small bladders, Netflix has heard your pleas.
After the “Saturday Night Live” megastar bemoaned the loss of “short-ass movies” in a virtual brief of the similar title, Netflix presented a brand new class for motion pictures that are compatible Davidson’s definition of a movie that runs not more than an hour and 40 mins lengthy.
Yep, the streamer has diverse some “short-ass movies” that gained’t make your legs go to sleep. Among them: the fourth and 5th entries within the “Scary Movie” collection, the comedy “Zoolander” and the acclaimed “Stand By Me,” amongst any other random choices.
In his musical plea, Davidson lamented the runtimes of flicks like “The Batman,” which was once just about 3 hours, as was once contemporary perfect image nominee “Drive My Car.” “Spider-Man: No Way Home” was once nearly two-and-a-half hours, and the 2021 remake of “West Side Story” ran a couple of mins longer. When lengthy runtimes plague each status motion pictures and superhero flicks, what provides?
Film professionals informed CNN in February that motion pictures with recognizable IP (e.g. Marvel motion pictures or big-budget sci-fi photos like “Dune”) generally tend to dominate the field workplace. These turn out to be “event movies” and continuously tie into different movie or TV tasks or need to arrange long term installments, therefore a stretched-out runtime. And when motion pictures like “Avengers: Endgame” that run greater than 3 hours set box-office data, there’s no incentive to stay those cinematic tales brief.
Of path, it’s value bringing up that the Judd Apatow movie wherein Davidson starred, the semi-autobiographical “The King of Staten Island,” ran over two hours — a reality additionally said by way of the “SNL” brief. It didn’t, so far as we all know, arrange a Davidson cinematic universe. Just sayin’.
Netflix’s short-ish flicks are to be had to peruse at netflix.com/shortassmovies.
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