亚博怎么下注采用百度引擎7（Baidu 1）omance work?“They drop the ball a bit with the romantic elements that crop up, but it’s not the main focus, so that’s easy to forgive.” Joey Magidson, Awards Radar“The love story that is baked somewhere in all of this…gets serious short shrift.” Catherine Springer, AwardsWatchHow is the pacing?“The film benefits from a terrific sense of pace, being one of the few recent action films that s not a bloated two hours plus.” Chris Bumbray, JoBlo“Pacing that keeps you engaged throughout the full two hours.” Sherin Nicole, idobi.com“It takes a good half-hour to really find its feet. But, unlike many high-concept blockbusters, Free Guy actually improves as it unfolds.” James Marsh, South China Morning Post“The movie begins to drag ever so slightly around the 80-minute mark.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com(Photo by 20th Century Studios)How is Ryan Reynolds?“He s once again riffing on the same likable, wise-cracking character he s built a career on, but it works.” Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects“As Guy, Ryan Reynolds is basically just Ryan Reynolds. That’s not a bad thing, he’s great…it works perfectly for the character.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“There aren’t many other actors who can pull off this kind of performance, and that’s what I’ve grown to enjoy in watching Reynolds over the years.” Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies“You get the sense that Ryan Reynolds has never had more fun.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“Reynolds charisma shines through to make Guy a hero we can all get behind.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“His performance as Guy is locked into an ultra-sincere easy mode that feels like the polar opposite of his Deadpool snark even though it clearly stems from the same place.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire“[It’s] his best role since Deadpool.” James Marsh, South China Morning PostWhat about Jodie Comer?“Comer, a bad-ass in her own rights, is relatable and endearing as Molotovgirl/Millie. She matches Reynolds beat for beat.” Yolanda Machado, Nerdist“The movie’s Trojan horse and unambiguous MVP. So charismatic in each of her roles that it feels like she’s holding the whole film together with both hands.” David Ehrlich, IndieWireRyan FujitaniAnd Taika Waititi?“Laugh-out-loud hilarious.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“Taika Waititi frequently steals the show…always hilarious.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“Annoying as well as funny.” Joey Magidson, Awards Radar“The amount of leeway afforded to Waititi means getting a variety of great one-liners.” Aaron Neuwirth, We Live Entertainment“It appears that Levy simply let him run wild. The result is a loud, unfunny brake-squeal every time Waititi starts riffing and ranting.” Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects“It’s fascinating to watch Taika in action as a bad guy…What a cinematic villain he is!” Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies“Levy lets Waititi roam free, free to improvise many of his scenes, which are painful to watch.” Catherine Springer, AwardsWatch“The weak link…more irritating than entertaining.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.comHow are the cameos?“Your brains are not prepared for the cameos. Do not let anyone spoil them for you.” Sherin Nicole, idobi.com“When it comes to one of the cameos: I was clapping at the same time I was falling out of my seat from pure joy.” Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies“Some of the most memorable cameo appearances in recent memory.” James Marsh, South China Morning Post“A third-act surprise appearance by a certain magical actor is a welcome show-stopper.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm(Photo by 20th Century Studios)Is there too much going on?“Much like the recent Space Jam: A New Legacy, Free Guy throws a lot of stuff at the wall, but unlike Warner Bros. soulless slog, most of it actually sticks.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com“Unlike Space Jam, another sensory overload brimming with IP love, it never feels tacky or put on.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“Ironically for a film about a background player stepping onto center stage, the best is often happening in the background.” Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsBut does it stick the landing?“Two moments during the climax are as crowd-pleasing as anything you’ll see this year, blockbuster-wise.” Joey Magidson, Awards Radar“The film’s final act is a surprise-filled cornucopia — a cathartic cacophony of satisfying payoffs both narratively and emotionally that brings everything together beautifully.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“An absolute banger of a finale that should leave big sloppy grins on all but the most joyless of faces.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com“The conclusion, through a couple, admittedly, hilarious cameos and pop culture references, Levy succumbs to the same IP-driven storytelling [it] once lamented.” Robert Daniels, The PlaylistRyan FujitaniAre there any other major problems?“Free Guy is an irresistibly good time until the moment you’re confronted with the potential consequences of enjoying it.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire“Buddy is the Black best friend, a trope the movie smartly lampoons. But he’s also frustratingly close to being a magical Negro.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“One can t help but feel that the PG-13 rating did somewhat prevent [the movie] from taking full advantage of the concept.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com“It bogs down every time we leave Guy to spend time with people in the real world…very little of it is interesting.” Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsWill it hold up to repeat viewings?“Once Free Guy is over, you immediately want to play it again.” Matt Goldberg, Collider“There s sure to be plenty to be discovered on repeat viewings, even if we re not quite sure that Free Guy will prove as entertaining the second time around.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“If you pop your quarter in for a single play you ll get your money s worth here.” Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsFree Guy is in theaters on Friday August 13, 2021.
此前，开放世界手游受限于各种原因（尤其是消费端硬件和研发端投入的成本）一直很少有厂商有愿意“吃力不讨好”来挑战。而《原神》的出现似乎打破了整个行业的沉寂的现状，大家开始纷纷跟牌合力将游戏市场推向下一个阶段。 Joel Meares for Rotten Tomatoes: You shared a video on Instagram of you listening to Love Myself, your song from The High Note – and you seemed completely overjoyed and moved by hearing the song and sharing it with people. Why does it mean so much to you right now to be releasing a song?Tracee Ellis Ross: I think there s lots of pieces to it. Number one, this is a childhood dream that, somewhere along the way, turned into my biggest fear. And I faced that fear and walked through it. And although I had already done the recording and obviously had heard the song before, this was the moment that I was sharing it with people that don t know me.I think it s really important in our lives to celebrate big and small moments. And this felt like a big one for me. Somehow that Instagram Live felt incredibly intimate and also like a party. And I could have never expected that I would feel like that. I ve never really done an Instagram – I mean, I ve gone live for 10 seconds trying to figure out what Live means, but I ve never advertised and planned, you know, a live party and a sharing of something. And it felt so connected and wonderful. There were 10,000 people in there, but it was really special.I also think, in this very real time we re in, where there is so much heaviness, so much loss, so much grief, the loss of livelihoods, the loss of lives, all of this is going on a heaviness that my heart feels like so many other people, it felt really special to have a moment of lightness, a moment of joy, a moment of freedom, and a moment of sharing and connection. Although, in a different way than we are used to, it seemed to really be a moment of light in the middle of that.Then there s the fact that the message of the song is exactly a tonic for the times right now. And I feel like, put down your phone; it doesn t matter what other people think. It s like, what do you think of yourself? Love yourself. And that s the message of the movie. And it felt really special to share that. You know, the message being that no matter the time, no matter the age, the phase, the stage you are at your life, no matter your circumstances, or even people telling you to stay in your lane, it s never too late to go after what you want. It s never too late to be who you are, and it s always worth pursuing that.Rotten Tomatoes: I m sure there is some disappointment that this isn t hitting movie theaters as expected, but it s also a movie that is going to bring joy into people s homes. Is this a movie that s in some ways right for the moment we re in?Ross: You know, I can t really determine that. I think that s for everybody else to decide, but I do hope that this film brings them joy. It s a feel-good movie. It s not a heavy movie. It s a really feel-good empowering movie. And we know music reaches into our hearts. You know, we all thought it was going to be a movie theater theatrical release, but I think this movie is perfectly suited for being in your home. I think it can be shared with your loved ones or watched by yourself. I think people can make an event of it and get themselves a cocktail or put some lemonade in a stemmed glass. I feel like it s one of those movies that makes you go through all the emotions. There s laughter. There s tears. There s joy. And there s music. I mean, what more can you ask for? And there s fashion, by the way, which also is very helpful.Rotten Tomatoes: There was some very good fashion. There is a memorable scene where Grace is trying to clean out her closet, but can t part with anything. Are you like that in real life? Do you struggle to get rid of some of your favorite outfits, or are you a total Marie Kondo?Ross: I am. I am. I m not like Grace in a lot of ways – most ways. I don t share a lot with her. It was really fun to take on the persona of somebody who was larger-than-life like that. And I mean, one of my favorite moments of the movie, by the way, is when Maggie tells Grace that she s dating someone or something and she s like, Does he know about me? That killed me. I was like, wow, way to turn a moment in the wrong direction! So I am not at all like Grace, but I am in that way. It s hard for me to let go of my clothing. I love holding onto stuff. It s hard for me to say goodbye to it.Rotten Tomatoes: Finally, you ve grown up with musicians: Was there anyone who you turned to for advice on playing this role when you got it?Ross: I didn t. You know, the role was so beautifully written from its first incarnation. When I first read that first draft of the script, it didn t require a lot of research to look elsewhere. Also, it s a world I come from, to a certain extent. There was a lot for me to draw on that just lives within my own experience. But the support that I got mostly came in the studio and in the recording process, which was one of the main places that I started to find who Grace was. And how to find her voice, which was combined with my voice. Rodney Jerkins, who is the producer – a very experienced and well-known producer – was my touchstone. He made me feel so safe and so supported, I was able to walk through my fear and get really comfortable.Then of course I leaned towards friends in moments that I was having panic attacks. I was afraid about what I was doing. I called my sister and my brother who are both singers. And I have a friend that s a manager in the industry, and I called him at one point. But mostly our director, Nisha [Ganatra], was wonderful, and the script was there, so I didn t really have to call on anyone. It was all built into the process.The High Note is available to rent or buy on demand May 29, 2020.
This Week s Ketchup brings you another eight headlines from the world of film development news (those stories about what movies Hollywood is working on for you next), covering up-and-coming titles like Black Adam, Cinderella, Django/Zorro, and Magic 8-Ball.This WEEK S TOP STORYTOM HOLLAND S UNCHARTED MOVIE DATED FOR 2020(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)Tom Holland, the star of next month s Spider-Man: Far from Home, obviously has one of the biggest franchises going right now (both the Spider-Man movies and the MCU at large). That doesn t mean, however, that he can t start building other franchises for his filmography. Perhaps surprisingly for his age (23), that next big role for Tom Holland is Nathan Drake, the star of Sony s Uncharted video game franchise. (It appears that, as with Alicia Vikander s Tomb Raider reboot, the first Uncharted movie might be a prequel or origin story.) The movie has been in development for a while, but Sony Pictures has confirmed production by announcing a release date of December 18, 2020. By aiming for that weekend, Sony is directly taking on Steven Spielberg s West Side Story remake and Eddie Murphy s Coming to America sequel. The Uncharted video games combine elements of Tomb Raider, Indiana Jones, and arguably Nicolas Cage s National Treasure movies. The first Uncharted movie will be directed by Dan Trachtenberg, who made his debut in 2016 with 10 Cloverfield Lane (Certified Fresh at 90%).Fresh Developments1. QUENTIN TARANTINO S DJANGO TO CROSSOVER WITH ZORRO(Photo by Andrew Cooper/Weinstein Company)Much has been written in the last year or so about Quentin Tarantino s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (7/26/2019) (currently Fresh at 94%) and his possible Star Trek plans, but another old rumor was confirmed this week with the news that Tarantino is also producing (but probably won t direct) what s basically a sequel to his 2012 Southern Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx as the title character. As appealing as such a sequel might be on its own, the title takes it to another level, because Django/Zorro would cross the character over with the Californian freedom fighter who is celebrating his 100th anniversary this year. Quentin Tarantino has enlisted comedian-turned-screenwriter Jerrod Carmichael, of TV s The Carmichael Show, to adapt the Dynamite Entertainment and Vertigo Comics comic book of the same title.2. SIMON PEGG AND NICK FROST REUNITING TO PRODUCE HORROR MOVIE SVALTA(Photo by Rogue Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)From 2004 to 2013, British comic actors Simon Pegg (a.k.a. Scotty from Star Trek and Benji from the Mission:Impossible movies) and Nick Frost starred in director Edgar Wright s Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World s End), and also co-starred together in other films like Paul and The Adventures of Tintin. We should note right away that they re not yet confirmed to be starring in this week s new project, but they are producing the film together. Pegg and Frost have sold a horror pitch called Svalta to Orion Pictures, with Frost also attached as the film s screenwriter. Svalta will tell the story of a family on their summer vacation to a remote Swedish island [called Svalta] where they discover a serial killer is on the loose, but the locals have no interest in helping the stranded family of tourists. 3. NEW PROJECTS FOR MAHERSHALA ALI AND BARRY JENKINS(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough, Steve Mack/Everett Collection)In 2016, Mahershala Ali and director Barry Jenkins took home a trio of Oscars including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for their collaborative work on the coming-of-age drama Moonlight, and both of their stars have only risen higher since. Accordingly, each of them made headlines with new film projects this week. Mahershala Ali is now attached to executive produce and star in a Fox Searchlight true story drama called Solitary. The film will be adapted from a memoir by Albert Woodfox, who spent 43 years in solitary confinement at Louisiana s notorious Angola Prison. Barry Jenkins new film is also set up at Fox Searchlight, and it will be an untitled biopic about acclaimed dance choreographer Alvin Ailey.4. POP STAR CAMILA CABELLO S CINDERELLA SCHEDULED FOR 2021 (Photo by Steve Mack/Everett Collection)Sony Pictures is moving forward with plans for a new version of the fairy tale Cinderella starring Camila Cabello, a Cuban-American pop star who got her start as a contestant on The X-Factor in 2012, as the studio officially scheduled the film for release on February 5, 2021. That puts it one week after the Rugrats reboot movie (1/29/2021) and one week before Marvel Studios first movie in 2021 (we don t know which movie that is yet). This new Cinderella will be directed by Blockers (Certified Fresh at 83%) Kay Cannon, who this week also made the news for a project called 79ers. That movie is being produced by Will Ferrell and Seth Rogen and is described as being like The Goonies for adults, following a group of friends who are forced to reunite 20 years later after failing to finish a treasure hunt as teenagers.5. BILL SKARSGARD TO SPEND NINE DAYS WITH VARIOUS MARVEL MOVIE CO-STARS(Photo by Brooke Palmer/Warner Bros.)It s not that uncommon that the same actor or filmmaker shows up in more than one new project in a given week, but this week we saw this happen a few times. Let s start here with a supernatural thriller called Nine Days, in which Black Panther and Us star Winston Duke will play a mysterious man who interviews prospective candidates, a personification of human souls for the privilege that he once had. (This writer doesn t quite know what that even means, but there you go.) Those personifications will be played by Zazie Beetz (Domino from Deadpool 2), Benedict Wong (Wong from Doctor Strange), and Bill Skarsgård (a.k.a. Pennywise from IT). The repeat star in this case is Bill Skarsgård, who also signed on this week to star in a true crime drama called Gilded Rage.6. PETER DINKLAGE SAYS I CARE A LOT (Photo by HBO)Going into the final episodes of Game of Thrones, it seemed likely that the show s various stars would be riding career highs and that the casting stories would be chock-ablock with their names. That, however, was until everyone saw those last two episodes, which seemed to put the brakes on eight seasons of fan and critical love. Having said that, the stars of the show are obviously talented, and they should be just fine. Case in point: Peter Dinklage, GoT s Tyrion Lannister, joined Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike in a thriller called I Care a Lot. Pike will star as a legal guardian (a lawyer or a foster parent, it s unclear), but Dinklage s character is being kept secret.7. TWO YOUNG NETFLIX STARS CAST AS THE DAUGHTERS OF BILL TED FACE THE MUSIC (Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough, Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)The last time we saw Bill S. Preston (Alex Winter) and Ted Logan (Keanu Reeves) in 1991 s Bill Ted s Bogus Journey, the rock stars of the band Wyld Stallyns seemed to be riding high, including happy relationships with their princess girlfriends plucked from medieval times. It s still unclear what all happened to Bill and Ted in the last 25+ years, but this week, we learned that their characters both now have teenage daughters. Those roles will be played by Netflix stars Samara Weaving (The Babysitter) and Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical) when Bill Ted Face the Music next summer (8/21/2020).Rotten Ideas2. DWAYNE JOHNSON REUNITING WITH JUNGLE CRUISE DIRECTOR FOR BLACK ADAM (Photo by Vince Valitutti/Columbia Pictures)Disney s Jungle Cruise, based on their long-running theme park ride, doesn t come out until next July (7/24/2020), so most people probably don t even know it s in the works. (FYI, Disney also recruited their Mary Poppins Returns star, Emily Blunt, to take that cruise as well.) Nevertheless, Dwayne Johnson must ve had great things to say about his Jungle Cruise director, because Jaume Collett-Serra has now been recruited by New Line Cinema to reunite with Johnson on Black Adam. Johnson has long been attached to star in the DC Comics adaptation, including a time when he would have co-starred in Shazam! as the immortal Egyptian villain-turned-antihero Black Adam. (It s arguable that Mark Strong s Dr. Sivana filled the role Black Adam would have.) Jaume Collett-Serra s Tomatometer is mostly comprised of Rotten splotches, but he did receive Fresh scores for Non-Stop and The Shallows. Hopefully these next two collaborations with Dwayne Johnson will yield better results.1. MAGIC 8 BALL GETTING ITS OWN BLUMHOUSE HORROR FRANCHISE(Photo by Suzanne Tenner/Relativity Media courtesy Everett Collection)Blumhouse Productions, Universal Pictures, and Hasbro Films had two relative hits with Ouija and its prequel Ouija: Origin of Evil. With that in mind, Blumhouse and Universal are uniting with another toy company, Mattel, on a similar project, this time based on Magic 8-Balls. We can all shake our Magic 8-Balls to see what it says about a Magic 8-Ball movie, but one thing that suggests outlook not so good is that the director Blumhouse and Universal have hired for the job is Jeff Wadlow. Of the six feature films on Wadlow s, not one has received a Fresh score, with 2013 s superhero sequel Kick-Ass 2 earning the highest score at 32% on the Tomatometer. Jeff Wadlow s next film before taking on Magic 8-Ball will be the movie adaptation of the long-running ABC supernatural drama Fantasy Island, starring Michael Peña as the new Mr. Roarke.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.亚博怎么下注对于LOL手游国服公测时间推迟一事，蟹老板直言目前这个版本的LOL手游确实还担不下英雄联盟手游这个ip，虽然大家都很喜欢它，迫不及待想要玩到这个游戏，但它仍有很多内容需要补全、优化，相信各位英雄联盟爱好者也不希望看到一个半成品的LOL手游。
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4.75.0 6月喜迎In the upcoming seven-part HBO limited series Mare of Easttown, Kate Winslet stars as a small-town Pennsylvania detective who grapples with past and present troubles while investigating a murder. It s a character that Winslet says she may not be that similar to — in part because, as she told journalists Wednesday during HBO and HBO Max s all-virtual winter Television Critics Association press day, I d be a f ing lousy detective. Read on to learn more about Mare of Easttown as well as details on HBO Max s Genera+ion and other programs coming to the sister networks.TOP STORYNo SVU Sundays for Winslet(Photo by Michele K. Short/HBO) I don t think I have the mental stamina that is required, Winslet said of being a detective, adding But I think the one thing I did feel I had in common with Mare — that I, quite honestly, was able to lean on a lot — was that real sense of family and how much it means to her to hold that together at all costs. And also to be able to admit to herself from time to time that she has failed in a lot of areas and tries desperately to correct those errors and to hold everyone as close to her as she can, even if she s a difficult person to live with from time to time. Winslet said she actually deliberately didn t binge-watch any TV crime dramas to prepare for her role, although she did watch a lot of real crime drama and a lot of YouTube footage. She also spent some time working with real police department individuals in blacked-out vehicles driving around those areas in order to learn, she explained, because we really wanted to capture the essence of what it s like to really be a detective from that town since it s a place that really exist. She also tried to master the distinct accent of this part of Pennsylvania. The thing that was hardest for me, of course, was to do it well enough that you kind of shouldn t hear the act of doing it, she said. I always hate that when you can hear someone doing a voice or doing an accent. And that s one of the things for me that is more important than anything is just making it just disappear and blend in. So I did spend a long time working with a coach and working with people locally, as well. And it was up there amongst the hardest accents I ve ever done. The limited series also stars Julianne Nicholson (The Outsider) as Lori Ross, Mare’s best friend since childhood; Jean Smart (Watchmen) as Helen, Mare s mother; Angourie Rice (Black Mirror) as Siobhan Sheehan, Mare’s teenaged daughter; Evan Peters (American Horror Story) as Detective Colin Zabel, the county detective called in to assist with Mare s investigation; Guy Pearce (Mildred Pierce) as Richard Ryan, a local creative writing professor; Cailee Spaeny (Devs) as Erin McMenamin, an isolated teen living with her volatile father; David Denman (Outcast) as Frank Sheehan, Mare’s ex-husband; John Douglas Thompson (Let Them All Talk) as Chief Carter, Mare s boss at the Easttown Police Department; Patrick Murney (Seven Seconds) as Kenny McMenamin, Erin s father; James McArdle (Ammonite) as Deacon Mark Burton; Sosie Bacon (Here and Now) as Carrie Layden, Drew’s mother and Kevin’s ex-girlfriend; Joe Tippett (Rise) as John Ross, Lori s husband and high school sweetheart; and Neal Huff (The Wire) as Mare’s cousin, Father Dan Hastings.The series is from creator and writer Brad Ingelsby (The Way Back), with all episodes directed by Craig Zobel (The Leftovers).Mare of Easttown will premiere Sunday, April 18 on HBO.Talking Bout HBO Max s Genera+ion(Photo by HBO)The latest in HBO and HBO Max s line of pot-stirring TV series is Genera+ion. Created by teen Zelda Barnz and her dad, screenwriter Daniel Barnz, and follows a group of high schoolers who have frank conversations about race, sexuality, gender identity and more.Starring younger actors like Justice Smith and Michael Johnston, it s based loosely on people Zelda knew from her time in high school and she says I think if you re basing a show o ff something real and authentic, something that s real and authentic is intersectionality and people who identify across the gender and sexuality spectrum and with different races and different ethnicities. And so I think it’s important to remember that they re not just people who are straight and gay, there s like a whole spectrum and all those identities deserve to be represented. The show will also, inevitably, draw comparisons to HBO s Emmy-winning teen drama, Euphoria.Daniel Barnz tells the TCA journalists that Euphoria is an incredible show and the craftsmanship in it is amazing, but that when you watch them, it’s just abundantly clear that they are different shows. One of the most obvious differences is that Euphoria is an hour-long show and ours is a half-hour show, he continues. And that s not just the time difference. You know, the real beauty and excitement of being able to work in that half-hour format is that there s less pressure on story and you re allowed to let your characters live and breathe and experience. And one of the things that Zelda’s always wanting us to do with the show is to reflect the actual experiences of teenagers which sometimes is kind of random or weird. And you go off on tangents and strange things happen, and we wanted to reflect that in the storytelling as well. The series stars Nathanya Alexander, Chloe East, Nava Mau, Lukita Maxwell, Haley Sanchez, Uly Schlesinger, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Chase Sui Wonders with Justice Smith, and Martha Plimpton.Genera+ion premieres March 11 on HBO Max.Plus: In Treatment Revived, Jean Smart Comedy Is on the Horizon, Surfer Garrett McNamara Describes the Perfect Wave, and Alex Gibney Investigates The Crime of the Century(Photo by HBO)A new installment of HBO s In Treatment premieres in May, this time with Uzo Aduba in the therapist s chair instead of Gabriel Byrne. The story will take into consideration the current global pandemic as well as other cultural and political issues. An example? There’s such a stigma attached to it, especially in communities of color, so it felt important to me, personally, to put that on television to show that we all need this, executive producer Joshua Allen told journalists. The series also stars Anthony Ramos, Liza Colón-Zayas, John Benjamin Hickey, Quintessa Swindell, and Joel Kinnaman.Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder are starring in an as-yet-to-be-titled upcoming HBO Max comedy about a legendary Las Vegas comedian and her relationship with an entitled 25-year-old. Executive producers include Broad City’s Paul W. Downs (who also appears on the show) and Lucia Aniello and The Good Place’s Jen Statsky and Michael Schur. But is the show a send-up or homage of any performer in particular? “Every once in a while, there’ll be a scene or I’ll do something and I’ll think, ‘Oh, that kind of reminds me of so-and-so,' Smart said. I guess I borrow things from other comedians unconsciously, anywhere from Elayne Boosler to Phyllis Diller to Sam Kinison.”The upcoming six-part surfing documentary for HBO, 100 Foot Wave, follows surfing pioneer Garrett McNamara and his quest to find the largest wave. But what is the perfect wave? A perfect wave, for most surfers, has a really good barrel on it. So you come down the wave and instead of running 11 in front of the wave away from it, you wait for it to cave over you. You’re either running full speed and it passes you, or you wait until the last second and turn under it, McNamara said.Alex Gibney’s upcoming two-part HBO documentary, The Crime of the Century, looks at the opioid crisis. And while there are definitely similarities between the prevalence of this drug and the history of Big Tobacco, source Anna Lembke, the medical director of addiction medicine at Stanford University, explained that tobacco never pretended that they were selling medicine that would actually make you better; whereas, [for] the opioid industry, that was their winning ticket. Tina, an intimate look at the life and career of musical icon Tina Turner from HBO Documentary Films, premieres on March 27.HBO Max announced its adult animation slate, including a two-season order for Clone High, a modern refresh of the series from Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Bill Lawrence that was set at a high school for clones of historical figures; a 10-episode order for Warner Bros. Animation’s Velma, a comedic origin story for brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang, Velma Dinkley, voiced by executive producer Mindy Kaling; Fired On Mars, an existential workplace comedy set five minutes in the future, voiced by Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live). The streamer also renewed creator JG Quintel (Regular Show) animated series Close Enough for seasons 2 and 3.Animated series in development include cat tale Hello Paul; Obi, an adaptation of Obi Arisukwu’s Instagram comic strip about a man-child pursuing a career as an artist; Uncanny Valley about three awkward domestic helper robots who kill their human owners and try to assume their identities; and comic book adaptation Cover, an animated espionage thriller from Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
What would you do if you woke up in the body of the local town serial killer – and he woke up in yours? That’s the body-swap twist in Blumhouse’s new slasher comedy Freaky, which stars Vince Vaughn as the Blissfield Butcher and Kathryn Newton as a final girl, who both find their lives upended after an incident involved an ancient knife. From Happy Death Day director Christopher Landon, Freaky is already being heralded as one of the most inventive slashersto come around in ages and, in this exclusive clip – where the Butcher and his victim come face to face (in their different faces) – you can see why.Freaky is in theaters November 13, 2020. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
From the creator of the John Wick franchise comes Ilya Naishuller’s Nobody, a similar action movie about a retired family man with a particular set of skills who goes up against the Russian mob. This one gives us comedic actor and Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk as the unlikely lead, and according to most of the early reviews of the movie, it’s worth seeing for him alone. That and a ton of brutal action and a tone that doesn’t take itself too seriously.Here’s what critics are saying about Nobody:Is Nobody a good time at the movies?Nobody doesn’t take itself seriously and just wants the viewer to have fun and have a moment to tune out from the real world for a couple of hours. Jamie Broadnax, Black Girl NerdsIs it a good movie? Not exactly. But its 90 minutes fly by, and it’s a canny vehicle for Odenkirk. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyNaishuller and Odenkirk prove to be a winning duo of entertaining chaos. Preston Barta, Fresh FictionAn immensely entertaining experience… You’re in for a wild ride that never lets up. Meagan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingWill it satisfy action junkies?Action-movie lovers get plenty to love, from an appearance from 1980s tough-guy actor Michael Ironside to well-crafted two-fisted affairs. Brian Truitt, USA TodayIts approach to methodically crafted action will leave you cheering in your seat… This is an action film crafted by action fans with style, love, and the slyest of winks. Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsNobody doesn’t just exist in the action genre but adds to it. Kate Sánchez, But Why Tho? A Geek CommunityThe combat, while not as flashily shot as the work of [John Wick directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch], is utilitarian enough to get the job done. Kyle Pinion, ScreenRex(Photo by Allen Fraser/©Universal Pictures)How violent is it?[The bus scene is] one of those movie fights that just goes on and on, the violence moving from brutal to funny through sheer, absurd duration. It’s amazing. A.A. Dowd, AV ClubThe hyper-stylization and blood-letting are grounded by the gallows humor. Meagan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingNobody simply doubles down on the genre’s most immoral implication, for unquestioningly equating manliness with brute violence. Chuck Bowen, Slant MagazineHow is Ilya Naishuller s work as director?With his second feature, Ilya Naishuller has grown as a filmmaker and truly has the potential to be one of the most exciting action directors working. Sean Mulvihill, FanboyNation[He] may be as far as you can get from a psychological realist… but he’s a born filmmaker. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyNaishuller stages the action effectively (that bus sequence stands out), delivering visceral thrills even for those of us who are keeping our distance. John DeFore, Hollywood ReporterNaishuller is quite good at directing action. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmHow does it look?Pawel Pogorzelski’s cinematography is just fabulous in the film… Violence has never looked this beautiful. Dewey Singleton, AwardsWatchMidsommar and Hereditary cinematographer Pawel Pogorzelski brings the same slick camera maneuvers that elevated those movies to dreamlike planes in service of pure entertainment. Eric Kohn, IndieWireShout out to cinematographer Pawel Pogorzelski, because stylistic flair becomes that much more important as narrative throughlines are straighter than arrows. Matt Donato, What to Watch(Photo by Allen Fraser/©Universal Pictures)How is Bob Odenkirk as an action hero?He’s simply awesome and owns this movie. Don Shanahan, Every Movie Has a LessonA credible Jekyll and Hyde act… It’s a blast seeing the actor in this kind of role, even if Nobody does vaguely play like the nihilistic cartoon version of a Vince Gilligan arc. A.A. Dowd, AV ClubThe Odenkirk-ness is really all there is… which is enough to keep things interesting, if not make them all that good. Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic[This] may leave you longing to watch Better Call Saul and Odenkirk’s thorny performance as Saul Goodman, a truly piercing dramatization of frustration and failure. Chuck Bowen, Slant MagazineOdenkirk deserves way better. Kyle Pinion, ScreenRexDoes anyone in the supporting cast stand out?Christopher Lloyd is a special delight as Hutch s shotgun-toting father. Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsChristopher Lloyd renews his classic mad-science energy with a devious twist. Eric Kohn, IndieWireAn appearance by RZA as Hutch’s brother, whose own hidden talents aid Hutch in his quest for vengeance, also adds some comedic flair to this story. Jamie Broadnax, Black Girl NerdsOther than Odenkirk, they have little to work with and don t leave an impression. Chris Agar, ScreenRant(Photo by Allen Fraser/©Universal Pictures)How is the villain?With a fearsome magnetism that’s at once authentic and operatic… He’s like the Frankenstein’s monster of hard-partying hooligans. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyIt all goes downhill once the villain, Yulian, is dropped into play. Kyle Pinion, ScreenRexOne of the blandest movie villains in recent memory. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmThat Yulian fails to be compelling or intimidating contributes to the film’s overall low stakes. Meagan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingWhat about the writing?The plot of Nobody is, in a word, preposterous… It’s just a cardboard fable. But when the ultraviolence erupts, the movie pops. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyThe plot is absurd and could fall apart easily when looking back on it… Is it trying to say anything? Not really. This is as slight as it gets. Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentThere s some unwise and unnecessary narration early on, but the already slim exposition is tidily delivered in oft-comedic ways. Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsNobody seems to think that if it follows a paint-by-numbers Wick formula, that’ll be enough. It’s not. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmThe story lacks the emotional impact for the film to truly connect with viewers. Chris Agar, ScreenRant(Photo by Allen Fraser/©Universal Pictures)Is the movie funny?The film also happens to be a masterclass in sardonic humor. Sean Mulvihill, FanboyNationThis isn t a parody, but it offers sly humor on many levels…[and] a couple of well-timed visual gags. Brian Truitt, USA TodayI was hoping for more comic relief lines. Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the MoviesIs it trying too hard to be John Wick?Kolstad’s script takes a similar idea but finds the different wrinkles to… create a unique film in the similar mold. Sean Mulvihill, FanboyNationLike Kolstad’s John Wick, but it makes its own way with more humor and charisma than the more silent and gritty counterparts. Kate Sánchez, But Why Tho? A Geek CommunityYou could call Nobody Wickian… In philosophy, however, we’re stuck in Death Wish territory. A.A. Dowd, AV ClubIf John Wick is Buster Keaton, Hutch is Harold Lloyd. Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentThe influence is unmistakable to the point where it keeps Nobody from fully creating its own identity. Joshua Starnes, VitalThrills.com(Photo by Allen Fraser/©Universal Pictures)Should it get its own franchise?Move over John Wick and make way for Hutch Mansell. Dewey Singleton, AwardsWatch[It] leaves you eager to follow the Mansells on any blood splatter-filled journey. Meagan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingNobody features an instantly iconic action trio that I’d never imagine in a million a years. Now I want spinoffs and sequels with these characters. Sean Mulvihill, FanboyNationThe worst thing you can say about it is this: It s satisfying enough that it could spawn sequels, possibly distracting its star from the plum dramatic roles he deserves. John DeFore, Hollywood ReporterNobody releases in theaters on March 26, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
This Week s Ketchup brings you another eight headlines from the world of film development news (those stories about what movies Hollywood is working on for you next), covering up-and-coming titles like The New Gods, A Quiet Place 2, and Disney s Snow White.This WEEK S TOP STORYROBERT PATTINSON CONFIRMED FOR THE BATMAN (Photo by Dee Cercone/Everett Collection)Two weeks ago, the news broke that Twilight Saga star Robert Pattinson was in talks with Warner Bros. to star in The Batman (6/25/2021). That news, however, was watered down slightly by various whoa nelly stories that suggested Warner Bros. was still considering other stars (Nicholas Hoult, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Armie Hammer) for the role in case Pattinson didn t ultimately sign on. Well, you can disregard all of those names now, because Variety has confirmed that Pattinson has indeed signed on with Warner Bros. to star in The Batman. Although no production start date has been announced yet, the studio is expected to start pre-production this summer (which suggests filming will start late this year or early 2020 at the absolutely latest). The Batman will be directed by Matt Reeves, who is coming off directing the two most recent Planet of the Apes movies. Although it hasn t yet been confirmed, the news also broke last week that the villains in The Batman may be Catwoman and the Penguin, suggesting echoes of 1992 s Batman Returns.Fresh Developments1. MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL, WILL THE SPIDER-MAN DIRECTOR GET THE SNOW WHITE CALL?Aladdin is now in theaters and on top of the box office charts, The Lion King is coming this summer (7/19/2019), and both Mulan (3/27/2020) and Cruella (12/23/2020) are due next year. We re deep into Disney s ongoing slate of movies based on their classic animated films, and the number of truly popular films yet to be adapted is getting smaller every year. One of the remaining classics is 1937 s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Certified Fresh at 98%), Walt Disney s first animated feature film. Disney may have slowed down plans for a live action Snow White to separate their remake from Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman, but those 2012 films are now seven years in the past. With that possibly in mind, Walt Disney Pictures is now developing their live action Snow White, and director Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man, 500 Days of Summer) is in talks for the job. Screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary, The Girl on the Train) is in talks to adapt the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, which will incorporate new songs by La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.2. AUDIENCES WILL RETURN TO A QUIET PLACE TWO MONTHS EARLIER(Photo by Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount)When A Quiet Place was released on April 6, 2018, the thrilling trailers helped it attract a surprisingly big opening box office weekend of .2 million, which was almost three times its production budget. Paramount Pictures was quick to schedule a sequel for next May (5/15/2020), and the studio signed John Krasinski to return as director, once again working with his wife Emily Blunt. (Batman Begins star Cillian Murphy will also be co-starring in the sequel.) Paramount delivered more good news for A Quiet Place fans this week, as the studio has bumped the sequel up two months to March 20, 2020, which is just two weeks shy of two years after the first film. The A Quiet Place sequel is now scheduled for the week after The Invisible Man and Godzilla vs Kong (3/13/2020), and the week before Disney s Mulan (3/27/2020).3. BATMAN COMIC BOOK WRITER ADAPTING THE NEW GODS (Photo by Atsushi Nishijima/Paramount Pictures)Back in 2015, there was a period when Marvel Studios was talking to Ava DuVernay (Selma, A Wrinkle in Time) about possibly directing last year s Black Panther. She obviously didn t take the job (Ryan Coogler did), but within a month of its release, DuVernay landed a job at Warner Bros. to direct a movie based on DC Comics The New Gods. We haven t heard much about New Gods in the year since, but it s still in active development with the news this week that WB has hired comic book writer Tom King to adapt the last few decades of New Gods comics into a single movie. King s comic book work includes Mister Miracle (potentially one of DuVernay s New Gods) and DC s current weekly Batman series. The premise and cast of DuVernay s New Gods isn t yet known, but the director has Tweeted in the past that Big Barda (Mister Miracle s wife) is her favorite superhero.4. HARRISON FORD S TOP CHOICE TO REPLACE HIM AS INDIANA JONES IS NOBODY (Photo by Paramount Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)Director Steven Spielberg is currently filming his remake of West Side Story (12/18/2020), but he s still attached to direct the fifth Indiana Jones movie, which remains scheduled for July 9, 2021. That also happens to be four days before Harrison Ford s birthday, July 13, 2021, when he will turn 79. So it s extremely likely that Ford will not be returning for an Indiana Jones 6. Probably with that in mind, Ford was asked this week who he thinks should be cast as the next Indiana Jones, to which he replied, Nobody! Don’t you get it? I’m Indiana Jones. When I m gone, he s gone. It s easy. Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy) has been mentioned in the past as a possible replacement, but Ford appeared to confuse his Chris P. movie stars, saying, This is a hell of a way to tell Chris Pine this. I m sorry, man. (Unless of course, Chris Pine from Star Trek has also been in talks for the role. Not impossible.)5. MGM KNOWS HOW TO SELL A CONTRADICTION: BOY GEORGE BIOPIC IN THE WORKS (Photo by Lee/Everett Collection)Following the phenomenal box office numbers of nearly a billion dollars (3 million globally) for last year s Bohemian Rhapsody, there is obviously a strong argument to be made that there is an audience thirsty for musical biopics driven by the right songs, the right personalities, and the right stories. Elton John is testing that theory this weekend as the executive producer of Rocketman (Certified Fresh at 90%), which tells John s own life story. Something else that Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman also have in common, besides just being musical biopics, is their subjects sexuality. MGM is now developing a musical biopic about the life of British singer Boy George of the 1980s pop group Culture Club, whose hits included Karma Chameleon, I ll Tumble 4 Ya, and Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? MGM s Boy George biopic will be written and directed by Sacha Gervasi, wh
st episode, “The Long Night,” has now shattered both the Night King (literally) and ratings records (figuratively). According to the New York Times, 17.8 million viewers tuned in to watch the one hour and 22-minute Battle of Winterfell, beating the network’s previous record (set just two weeks earlier during the season 8 premiere). The season 8 premiere was the biggest telecast in HBO history until “The Long Night,” with 17.4 million viewers tuning in. It still holds a record, though: Guinness World Records has deemed it the most in-demand TV premiere ever (according to its analytics, at least, which takes into account “global demand” — whatever that is).Meanwhile, “The Long Night” cinematographer Fabian Wagner sat down with Wired and defended his choices against viewers who complained that the Battle of Winterfell was lit too darkly and they couldn’t see the action happening on their TV screens.“A lot of the problem is that a lot of people don’t know how to tune their TVs properly,” he said. “A lot of people also unfortunately watch it on small iPads, which in no way can do justice to a show like that anyway.”The episode was dark on purpose, he said, because of the show’s overall shift in tone to much darker subject matter.“We’d seen so many battle scenes over the years – to make it truly impactful and to care for the characters, you have to find a unique way of portraying the story,” he said, later adding that the darkness of the episode is also partially due to how people are watching it. “Game of Thrones is a cinematic show and therefore you have to watch it like you’re at a cinema: in a darkened room. If you watch a night scene in a brightly-lit room then that won’t help you see the image properly.”The Obamas Plan Their Netflix Empire(Photo by White House)President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama announced the first slate of projects they’re working on with Netflix via their new production company, Higher Ground Productions. They include feature documentaries, scripted series, adaptations, and family series: American Factory is an award-winning documentary they acquired out of Sundance; Bloom is a fashion-themed upstairs/downstairs drama set in post-WWII New York City that will focus on the barriers faced by women and people of color; Listen to Your Vegetables Eat Your Parents is a half-hour preschool series about global food; Fifth Risk is a docuseries based on bestselling author Michael Lewis’ book The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy; Crip Camp is a feature-length documentary about a 1970s summer camp for disabled teenagers in New York’s Catskill mountains; Overlooked is based on the New York Times’ column of the same name that tells the stories of remarkable people (notably women and people of color) whose deaths were not originally reported by the newspaper; and the last project is a feature film adaptation of David W. Blight’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.Quentin Tarantino Explains How The Hateful Eight Became a Miniseries(Photo by The Weinstein Company)The extended version of Quentin Tarantino’s 2015 Western The Hateful Eight turned out to be a little bit more than a longer cut: It’s a four-part miniseries available to stream on Netflix that the director oversaw himself. Tarantino told /Film that Netflix actually approached him to create the new cut, which has about 25 or more minutes of new footage.“About a year after it’s released, maybe a little less, me and my editor, Fred Raskin, we got together and then we worked real hard,” he said. “We edited the film down into 50-minute bits, and we very easily got four episodes out of it. We didn’t re-edit the whole thing from scratch, but we did a whole lot of re-editing, and it plays differently. Some sequences are more similar than others compared to the film, but it has a different feeling. It has a different feeling that I actually really like a lot. And there was [already] a literary aspect to the film anyway, so it definitely has this ‘chapters unfolding’ quality.Hulu Plans Ghost Rider and Helstrom Series(Photo by ABC)Now that Hulu is a part of the Disney family (following the completion of the Disney-Fox acquisition the Mouse House is a majority owner, not just partial), it’s wasting no time in getting some new Marvel properties in development. The streaming service announced that it is planning two new live-action series based on Marvel characters: Ghost Rider and Helstrom. Gabriel Luna is set to reprise his role as Ghost Rider, which he originated on screen during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s fourth season. But according to Variety, the Hulu version of the character will be completely different and have no ties to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s.Hulu has also ordered a new series starring and produced by Nicole Kidman based on Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty’s latest novel, Nine Perfect Strangers; new food-focused original series with David Chang and Chrissy Teigen; and a limited series called The Dropout starring Kate McKinnon as disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes.Additionally, the streaming service revealed a few fun statistics about the way users consume its content: viewers streamed more than 100 million hours of vintage TGIF shows in 2018; true crime drama The Act saw more viewership in its first month than any other Hulu Original series to date; and viewers streamed nearly 1 million hours of Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting in 2018.This Week in TV TrailersNetworks released trailers for some of the summer’s biggest series, including Hulu’s Veronica Mars revival (which you can watch above) and the upcoming third season of The Handmaid’s Tale, which you can watch here. Other trailers you can watch:The first look at season 2 of HBO’s Succession — watch here The first look at new HBO comedy The Righteous Gemstones — watch hereThe first look at the upcoming sixth season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — watch here 如今备受关注的MSI的战斗已经打响，LPL的RNG战队小组赛也是一路连胜势如破竹。喜爱英雄联盟的玩家，除了关注MSI的赛事之外，还有不少人都在期待着LOL手游的上线。毕竟随时随地都能打开英雄联盟，来一局酣畅淋漓的峡谷大战，是多少召唤师曾经的梦想啊。
Netflix, Black Lives MatterThe original Netflix content debuting in February alone — Malcolm Marie, mother-daughter dramedy Ginny Georgia, the second season of Tiffany Haddish s stand-up comedy showcase They Ready — is worth a look, but then there are the dozens of the streaming service s features and series available to watch (Orange Is the New Black, Dear White People, When They See Us, 13th, Quincy, Da 5 Bloods, #blackAF, Beyonce s Homecoming), plus currently streaming titles like Moonlight, Fruitvale Station, and CW drama All American.Amazon Prime Video, Amplify Black VoicesAmazon’s curated page will feature collections according to three major themes: Black Joy in week 1, Black Love in week 2, Black History Makers in week 3 and Black Girl Magic in week 4, and all of the titles will celebrate the voices of Black actors, producers, writers, and filmmakers. Recent original titles include Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology, Tessa Thompson in Sylvie’s Love, and Regina King’s One Night in Miami. Check out films from King’s own recommended watchlist, which includes Blindspotting, If Beale Street Could Talk, Poetic Justice, Selma, and The Color Purple. Amazon also offers classics like Coming to America, Soul Food, and more.HBO Max, Black History Is Our HistoryThe Warner Bros.–backed streaming service is offering hours of curated programming — including films, documentaries, biopics, original programming, and animation that focus on the Black experience — via a central programming hub. Watch celebrated documentaries like John Lewis: Good Trouble or Say Her Name: The Life And Death of Sandra Bland and original programming like Charm City Kings, Lovecraft Country, Watchmen, A Black Lady Sketch Show, and Euphoria. Check back throughout the month for new adds, including Chewing Gum, Drumline, Love Basketball, and Training Day, which will all join the streaming service in February.Hulu, Celebrating Black StoriesHulu promises a not-just-for-February collection of inspiring Black artists, talent, voices, and visionaries. A series hosted by Craig Robinson, Your Attention Please introduces the audience to Black makers, thinkers, creators, and doers who are shaping the future of Black history, and they ll be able to peruse hubs for documentaries and biopics, popular TV shows starring Black leads, and content from the minds of Black creatives. Highlights include films like Sorry to Bother You and Ali, sketch comedy series like Sherman s Showcase and Key Peele, sitcoms like Living Single and black-ish, dramas like Underground and Little Fires Everywhere, and more.FEBRUARY CALENDAR