Bonus points for Tom Hanks using the word “overlord” to jokingly describe the wrath of Apple for making his new movie Greyhound an AppleTV+ exclusive.
“I don’t mean to make angry my Apple overlords, but there is a difference in picture and sound quality,” he added.Tom Hanks on ‘heartbreaking’ move to send new movie Greyhound straight to Apple TV
In all seriousness, the only choices for this movie were to be delayed, released to VOD (or PVOD, if you prefer) or directly to a streaming channel. Netflix did that with The Lovebirds, Amazon with My Spy. If the theaters remain closed, rest assured there will be more movies that take this same path.
The movie looks interesting, I’m a longtime fan of Hanks movies, and yes, will probably throw down for a one month sub to AppleTV+ just to watch this movie. I mean, it’s $4.99 for the month. That’s a budget movie ticket price.
While subscribed, will see what else the Apple Overlords have got in store for subscribers. More of the Amazing Stories would be worth checking out (see: Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories (2020) Returns to Apple TV on March 6 – Are You Interested?)
Are you subscribed currently to AppleTV? What else is worth watching there right now? Let us know in the comments.
Greyhound is available for streaming on AppleTV+ on July 10, 2020.