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Other films, including the Gerard Butler-starring “Greenland,” also bagged their planned engagements, leaving the theatrical release calendar as barren as a Siberian winter.

Currently, the next big movie on the docket is the Marvel entry “Black Widow,” due out Nov. 6, and it’s now a waiting game to see if the movie holds its date (unlikely), shifts to a home release on Disney+ (possible, seeing as how “Mulan’s” Disney+ release netted a reported $270 million its first two weekends on the streaming plat) or packs it in and heads to 2021 (the most likely scenario).

Here in southeastern Michigan, movie theaters are still closed; Gov. Whitmer said Thursday her administration must let “a little time go by” before allowing businesses like movie theaters to reopen. If and when they do open, theaters will be faced with a dearth of new releases to show, which will only exacerbate the problem cinemas are currently facing.

Meanwhile, home viewing options continue to improve. Over the last week and change, I was in virtual attendance at the Toronto International Film Festival, which unfolded via an easy-to-navigate menu screen on my computer at home.

Typically, TIFF involves dashing across downtown Toronto to join a line to get into a screening, and attending one movie means missing two others. Watching films on my own time from the comfort of my own home, both during the virtual TIFF and throughout the last six months, has been a seismic leap forward in terms of ease and convenience of viewing.