Bob Garver, Special to the Valley News
“The High Note” is the latest would-be theatrical release to go straight to on demand. It’s arguable that it should have gone straight to on demand regardless, since it might not have been able to cut it in theaters. I know stars Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross have their fan bases, but this middling showbiz movie was going to get squashed by whatever summer blockbuster was being pushed that weekend. Likewise, it probably can’t expect the same on demand success that “Trolls World Tour” and “Scoob!” enjoyed, since those franchises had sizable built-in audiences, but it surely will enjoy a modicum of success playing the “only new game in town” angle.
Johnson stars as Maggie Sherwoode, the overworked assistant to music supe