Christopher Nolan’s new time travel thriller “Tenet” has been touted as the film to bring back movie theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic. While it remains to be seen whether that prediction comes true, if there’s going to be a film to do it, another one of Nolan’s so-called “brainy blockbusters” in the vein of “Inception” and “Interstellar” has as good a chance as anything. Nolan and Warner Brothers delayed the film’s release several times over the course of two months, insisting that the film be seen as Nolan intended it to -- on the big screen.
The long-anticipated movie “Tenet” is finally being released in theaters . . . except in Los Angeles. The film’s budget and intention to be a “big theater” experience pushed Warner Bros. to pursue a theatrical release, instead of straight to on-demand. But that means SoCal moviegoers are going to miss John David Washington’s leading performance in the Christopher Nolan directed film. It’s not the release he was expecting, but he’s glad it’s finally out.