These are strange days for the movie business; less so for the movies because making movies has always been strange, but it’s the business side of things that’s particularly bizarre. To wit, let’s talk about the case of Spectral, a movie that was supposed to hit theatres everywhere back in August, but pulled back from release by Legendary Pictures after the utter failure of Warcraft at the North American box office. It’s not entirely outside the norm for a studio to pull a movie last minute, nor is it outside the norm for it be shelved and not immediately re-scheduled. What is weird though, is moving from a release on 2,000 screens to Netflix, but that’s where Spectral is heading next.  (more…)