After the “Saturday Night Live” star bemoaned the dearth of “short-ass movies” in a digital short
of the identical identify, Netflix introduced a new category
for movies that match Davidson’s definition of a movie that runs not more than an hour and 40 minutes lengthy.
Yep, the streamer has assorted some “short-ass movies”
that will not make your legs go to sleep. Among them: the fourth and fifth entries within the “Scary Movie” collection, the comedy “Zoolander” and the acclaimed “Stand By Me,” amongst another random choices.
In his musical plea, Davidson lamented the runtimes of movies like “The Batman,” which was almost three hours, as was latest finest image nominee “Drive My Car.” “Spider-Man: No Way Home”
was virtually two-and-a-half hours, and the 2021 remake of “West Side Story”
ran a couple of minutes longer. When lengthy runtimes plague each status movies and superhero flicks, what offers?
Film experts told CNN in February
that movies with recognizable IP (e.g. Marvel movies or big-budget sci-fi footage like “Dune”
) are inclined to dominate the field workplace. These develop into “event movies” and infrequently tie into different movie or TV initiatives or need to set up future installments
, therefore a stretched-out runtime. And when movies like “Avengers: Endgame”
that run greater than three hours set box-office information, there is not any incentive to maintain these cinematic tales quick.
Of course, it is value mentioning that the Judd Apatow movie through which Davidson starred, the semi-autobiographical “The King of Staten Island,”
ran over two hours — a truth additionally acknowledged by the “SNL” quick. It didn’t, so far as we all know, arrange a Davidson cinematic universe. Just sayin’.
Netflix’s short-ish flicks can be found to peruse at netflix.com/shortassmovies