Palm Springs is insane. Screenwriter Andy Siara knows we’ve seen our share of time-loop movies. He knows the problems we have with their plot holes and logic gaps. And he knows that the rules in this genre never, ever make sense, which is why he goes a completely different direction here — well, not completely different.

“Taking a page from Russian Doll Nyles (Andy Samberg) realizes that he’s not the only one caught in a loop. The CG in this movie looks terrible (so bad that it almost becomes funny), but that earthquake we saw at the beginning opened some glowing rift in the space-time continuum, situated in a remote desert cave, and when he enters, anyone who follows him in winds up cursed to relive Nov. 9 forever.” — from Peter Debruge‘s Variety review, posted from Park City on 1.28.20

Directed by Max Barbakow and costarring J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes, Tyler Hoechlin and Peter Gallagher, Palm Springs will pop on Hulu on Friday, 7.10. (No theatrical? Not even drive-ins?) Produced by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.