The two animated movies join Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, Mary Poppins Returns, and Mary Queen of Scots, which will continue in the first week of the Oscars Film Festival. Christopher Robin, First Man, and A Quiet Place fall out, meanwhile. Both Into the Spider-Verse and Isle of Dogs are re-releases, the prior from December and the latter from July 2018.
In its original announcement last week, PVR Cinemas had said the lineup for the Oscars Film Festival would marginally alter every week, and that’s exactly what’s happening here. The Golden Globe-winning Into the Spider-Verse, that is still playing in quite few non-PVR theaters across India, combines the catalog for PVR’s Oscars Film Festival on the road to the 2019 Oscars, along with Wes Anderson’s Japanese-inspired Isle of Dogs, both of which are nominated in the Best Animated Feature Film category opposite Incredibles 2, Mirai, and Ralph Breaks the Internet. Isle of Dogs can also be nominated for Best Original Score, for the work of Alexandre Desplat.
Much like the initial week, every movie that’s part of PVR’s Oscars Film Festival will have one screening in every city. Check your regional listings on PVR Cinemas’ official website or third party ticketing partners like BookMyShow and Paytm for additional particulars. PVR is re-releasing Into the Spider-Verse and Isle of Dogs in a week which already has three new releases from Hollywood: the sequel to the animated hit, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Component ; the long-gestating Alita: Battle Angel from director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) and producer James Cameron; along with the Liam Neeson-starrer action thriller Cold Pursuit.
There’s still no sign of the five lost Best Picture contenders in the 2019 Oscars: BlacKkKlansman, The Favourite, Roma, A Star Is Born, and Vice. Of those, do not expect to watch BlacKkKlansman and Roma in theaters because of their subject matter and Netflix release version, respectively. A Star Is Born is still missing, curiously, despite releasing formerly in India back in October. Gadgets 360 has reached out to PVR Cinemas for India release date advice on The Favourite and Vice, and we’re going to update this article if we hear back.