News Bits: Donnie, Spell, Split, Moonlight

Donnie Darko
Arrow Films has announced the March 31st domestic theatrical debut of the 4K restoration of Richard Kelly’s cult hit “Donnie Darko” following a wildly successful re-release in the UK for its 15th Anniversary.

It will premiere at the Vista in Los Angeles on March 30th, and officially open in Los Angeles at the Cinefamily and in New York at Metrograph on March 31st. [Source: Arrow Films]

You Can’t Spell America Without Me
Alec Baldwin is teaming with author Kurt Andersen on the satirical book “You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump”

Baldwin will reprise his “Saturday Night Live” comedic take on Trump for the audio version of the book which was announced by Penguin Press on Wednesday and is scheduled to come out November 7th – almost a year to the day the New York businessman was elected U.S. President. [Source: THR]

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has set an April 4th Digital HD and an April 18th Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand release date for M. Night Shyamalan’s psycho-thriller “Split” which has been a box-office champ for much of this year so far. [Source: Universal Pictures]

One of the most distinctive elements about Barry Jenkins’ Oscar winning “Moonlight” is the gorgeous and very cinematic visuals – not something you’d expect in a low-budget drama such as it is.

One obvious comparison is the works of master Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai and today a side-by-side video comparison of “Moonlight” with scenes from Wong’s films such as “In the Mood for Love” and “Happy Together” has gone online and it’s really something.