Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Isle of Dogs have become the new additions in the second week’s PVR Cinemas’ ongoing month-long “Oscars Film Festival”, which runs across 11 cities namely Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Noida, Baroda, Nagpur, and Hyderabad. The two animated films have joined the list- Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, Mary Poppins Returns, and Mary Queen of Scots, which will continue from their first week of the Oscars Film Festival. But Christopher Robin, First Man, and A Quiet Place have dropped out. Both Into the Spider-Verse and Isle of Dogs have been re-released, and the former was released in December and the latter in July 2018.
In their original announcement last week, PVR Cinemas said that the line-up for their Oscars Film Festival will change every week to a certain extent. The Golden Globe-winning movie Into the Spider-Verse has been still playing in a few non-PVR theatres across India, which has joined the catalogue for PVR’s Oscars Film Festival on the road to the 2019 Oscars, along with Wes Anderson’s Japanese-inspired Isle of Dogs, which have both been nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film category competing with Incredibles 2, Mirai, and Ralph Breaks the Internet. The Isle of Dogs has also been nominated for Best Original Score, for their work of Alexandre Desplat.
As a part of the PVR’s Oscars Film Festival, every nominated movie will have a single screening in each city and the details will be available on BookMyShow and Paytm. PVR has re-released their Into the Spider-Verse and Isle of Dogs in a week and these are new releases from Hollywood: the sequel to the animated hit, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part; the long-gestating Alita: Battle Angel from director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City), the producer James Cameron; and the Liam Neeson-starrer action thriller Cold Pursuit.
No signs of the five missing Best Picture contenders at the 2019 Oscars was spotted namely BlacKkKlansman, The Favourite, Roma, A Star Is Born, and Vice. BlacKkKlansman and Roma won’t be spotted in theatres due to their subject matter and Netflix release model. A Star Is Born has gone missing, even though it was supposed to be released in India back in October. PVR Cinemas for India hasn’t responded to comments as of now.