(Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)FALL 2019 TV SURVEY: 20 TV Shows That Defined the 1990sFor Rotten Tomatoes’ annual Fall TV Survey, we asked thousands of our users what they’re most looking forward to in the coming TV season and to reflect on the best shows from seasons past.They ll be there for you — unless you re assembling a giant TV survey, in which case Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer are nowhere to be found! (That joke has never been made before.)Friends celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, so we couldn t help but give a little cheer when you voted the comedy as the defining series of the 1990s. The cast also took top spot in our list of stars who ruled the decade.The series won 64% of your vote. Seinfeld came in second with 51%, then The X-Files with 50%, ER came in fourth with 47%, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer took 44%.The show s cast nabbed 32% of the vote when we asked which star ruled the decade, followed by Jerry Seinfeld with 17%, Will Smith with 10%, the ER cast with 7%, and the Beverly Hills, 90210 cast came in fifth with 6%.Disagree with the survey results? Tell us in the comments who you think should have made the list or have been ranked higher.亚博登录网址是今天小编就给大家分享一款时下最火、最热门的传奇手游——怒火一刀之烈焰王者，这款游戏小编自己也正在玩，在这款经典传奇手游中，玩家可以享受三种不同角色（战士、法师、道士）带来的快感，这款复古传奇手游以装备套装为主，不同等级可以进入不同的地图，游戏装备全靠爆，即使是小怪也会爆出极品装备！好可以与兄弟们一同征战沙城！组队打怪！
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Going on nearly 20 years, the X-Men movie franchise has had many ups and downs. Now, with the release of Dark Phoenix, critics are declaring it the lowest of the low, and the Tomatometer score certainly affirms the dishonor. While some reviews claim it’s not really the worst X-Men sequel yet, even the most positive takes are far from excited. If this is the conclusion of what began back in 2000, it’s possibly a more disappointing series finale than anything on TV. Still, there’s reportedly some decent action, if that’s enough for you to finish out its run.Here’s what critics are saying about Dark Phoenix:Is this really the worst X-Men movie?The worst chapter of its long-running main series. Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlendIt may very well be the worst X-Men movie ever made. Jordan Ruimy, World of ReelIt s more focused and less bloated than Apocalypse. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpyA tiny bit better than the worst X-Men films! Todd Gilchrist, Birth.Movies.Death.Dark Phoenix IS GOOD!… It’s more distinguishable and bares the identity of an X-Men movie that plays like a long episode of the animated series. Rendy Jones, Rendy Reviews(Photo by 20th Century Fox)Is it at least better than The Last Stand?The film is marginally better than the previous telling of the Phoenix saga. Jim Vejvoda, IGN[Kinberg] makes up for the single worst X-Men film… Chris Claremont and John Byrne would be proud. Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies[Simon Kinberg] is a more sensual and intuitive filmmaker than Brett Ratner. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyWhile Dark Phoenix may have fewer embarrassing missteps than Ratner’s 2006 disaster, it replaces that embarrassment with something that feels devoid of personality. Kambole Campbell, Little White LiesMaybe X-Men: The Last Stand wasn’t an accurate adaptation of the Dark Phoenix comics, but at least it was a fun celebration of an ensemble of characters. Fred Topel, We Live EntertainmentWill die-hard X-Men fans enjoy it?Dark Phoenix is not the movie for fans of the comic book series. It’s arguable if Dark Phoenix is the film for hardcore fans of the franchise that’s existed in one form or another since 2000. Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles Movie FilesIt’s as though the audience is expected to be grateful that they are seeing most of the classic line-up of characters, without exploring what makes them interesting. Kambole Campbell, Little White LiesThis final Fox X-Men film also has a number of Easter eggs for comic fans… there’s also a cameo by writer Chris Claremont. Scott Chitwood, ComingSoon.net(Photo by 20th Century Fox)Is it a satisfying franchise finale, at least?Compared with the conclusions of other major franchises — the most recent being Avengers: Endgame — this one seems distinctly minor league. Todd McCarthy, Hollywood ReporterThis X-Men outing feels more like an afterthought than a climax. Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, MetroWith this final installment, the franchise goes out with a resounding thud. Katie Walsh, Tribune News ServiceDark Phoenix makes for a satisfying conclusion to the X-Men series. Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the MoviesUltimately a movie that understands its status as a farewell to characters who have thrilled audiences for two decades… It’s a fitting final chapter. Tom Beasley, Flickering MythHow is Sophie Turner?For Game of Thrones fans, it is tempting to imagine Turner as the all-powerful being she deserves to be…Dark Phoenix just doesn’t do [her] justice. Katie Walsh, Tribune News ServiceIf she deserved better than Game of Thrones finally gave her, she deserves even better here. Justin Chang, Los Angeles TimesTurner puts in the work, but the writing and sloppy direction does little to underpin the performance. Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW TorontoThe pleasure of Dark Phoenix is watching her emerge from the wreckage. Owen Gleiberman, Variety(Photo by 20th Century Fox)Is there a strong feminist message?It’s the women in this one who do most of the heavy lifting, and the film rises to another level because of it. Lisa Johnson Mandell, AtHomeInHollywood.comDark Phoenix takes blockbuster gender politics a step further… to forge an allegory of the rise of women that’s sharply compelling in its renegade/victim edge. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyIf Dark Phoenix was intended as a feminist statement, it plays out more like a male fear at women seizing power and wreaking havoc. Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, MetroHow is the rest of the cast?The excellent acting… is better than the Disney-run Marvel Cinematic Universe. Johnny Oleksinski, New York PostJames McAvoy is probably the standout… Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender, meanwhile, are practically checking their watches. Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlendPerhaps the most affecting work is by Hoult as Hank, who etches a journey from loss to rage as the effects of Jean’s unravelling hit hard. Ian Freer, Empire MagazineDoes it have a villain problem?It’s a character so immensely boring that it doesn’t really deserve mention in the basic plot description of the film. Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlendChastain is excellent as always, but her character is so underwritten that you’d be hard-pressed to remember its name. David Ehrlich, IndieWireChastain puts on an icy performance as the baddie… but the movie doesn’t seem to know what to do with her. Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW TorontoOne of the film’s biggest missed opportunities is its handling of the villains… with Chastain delivering a flat performance as a one-dimensional super-powered baddie. Jim Vejvoda, IGN(Photo by 20th Century Fox)What about the good parts?Kinberg actually puts together some very well done fight scenes. The film’s signature sequence on a train showcases the X-Men’s powers in a way we haven’t seen on the big screen in a long time. Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles Movie FilesOne diverting action sequence, set aboard a fast-moving train and goosed by an enjoyably bombastic Hans Zimmer score. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times[It has] what may very well be the best on-screen train fight since Captain America: The First Avenger. Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the MoviesThere aren’t many action scenes in Dark Phoenix, but the few that there are end up being somewhat entertaining. Scott Chitwood, ComingSoon.netThe light-show effects have a mid-’90s fanciful cheesiness, and I dug them for that reason. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyThere’s a refreshing simplicity to Dark Phoenix at a time when superhero movies are becoming increasingly complex. Tom Beasley, Flickering MythAre we just ready for the X-Men to join the MCU?Now the legacy of the X-Men will pass into a new set of hands, and hopefully it will rise, like a certain mythological bird, again. Don Kaye, Den of GeekAs Disney and Marvel Studios take the reins, I hope they embrace the stakes, humanity and scrappiness of these special characters. Johnny Oleksinski, New York PostWhile the MCU may prove better… the property itself deservedly needs a good long rest before the X-Men return to the screen. Jim Vejvoda, IGNDark Phoenix opens in theaters June 7, 2019.
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Though it seems strictly a don t try this at home proposal, we went ahead and asked the cast of Amazon Prime Video s new vigilante series Hunters how to hunt a Nazi. Rotten Tomatoes host Naz Perez interrogated cast members Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Saul Rubinek, Carol Kane, Josh Radnor, Greg Austin, Tiffany Boone, Louis Ozawa, and Kate Mulvany and found out how their characters approach the job, what it s like working with acting legend Al Pacino, and the series heightened comic-book style.Hunters is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
For 2021, DC FanDome was a nearly four-hour livestream updating fans on the latest DC films, TV series, comics projects, and video games. Even just watching it for the film and TV content was a task worthy of Earth’s Mightiest Mortal, and categorizing the announcements is the sort of thing you might set Brainiac 5 to do. Nevertheless, we tried to live up to Shazam and Brainy, watching all of it and compiling everything related to film and television at DC FanDome 2021 from the look of Blue Beetle’s costume to Ace the Bat-Hound’s drinking habits. To say there is a lot of DC Entertainment material on the horizon is an understatement. Just take a look at what we learned:DC’s Film Roster Is Amazing: The Flash, Black Adam, And The Batman (Oh My!)DC Entertainment made a big push with its feature film slate this time around. With two films shooting, one completing production, and two in pre-production, there was a lot to talk about even if only The Batman had a proper trailer to unveil during the event.FanDome began with a look at Black Adam, featuring a scene of the title character (played by Dwayne Johnson) being awakened from millennia of slumber by archeologist Adrianna Tomaz (Sarah Shahi). Of course, her team of explorers came with an armed detachment, so bullets start flying and Adam calls down the lightning. Literally. Combined with some behind-the-scenes footage, it at least confirms that the film – in development for over a decade – will actually come out next year.Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom also offered some behind-the-scenes footage and a first-look at Black Manta’s (Yahya Abdul-Manteen II) upgraded costume. Eagle-eyed viewers also spotted a black variant of Arthur’s (Jason Momoa) classic costume. Shazam: Fury of the Gods also unveiled a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel with co-star Asher Angel confirming the end of principal photography. The film sees Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu playing goddesses arriving in Philadelphia to tangle with the Shazam Family. It s due out in 2023.(Photo by DC)Over on the HBO Max side of things, the principal creatives and stars of Batgirl and Blue Beetle offered the briefest of teases, including design art of the title characters’ respective costumes and a broad sense of what the films will be. Batgirl star Leslie Grace said the character is a “girly girl, but she’s capable and strong and determined… She’s sincere and wants to prove herself.” Co-director Adil El Arbi also confirmed the character will have red hair and use a cowl as part of her outfit (some recent Batgirl costumes favor goggles instead).“It’s going to be crazy, but it also has feelings,” Blue Beetle screenwriter Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer said of the project. “It contains all that’s great about Blue Beetle.” Things like the scarab, Jaime Rodriguez’s (Xolo Maridueña) costume, and his family were referenced as key elements Dunnet-Alcocer and director Angel Manuel Soto wanted to bring to the screen. “He’s a Mexican-American kid who wants to be a part of this world, but he’s hitting the same obstacles a lot of us face,” the screenwriter said. He also added that the closeness of family is part of what sets him apart” from other superheroes – noting he has no way of keeping his suit or powers a secret from his parents.(Photo by DC)And as for the suit? “I know for a fact we have the best suit, and I haven’t seen it yet,” Maridueña said.There is one animated feature on the roster, DC League of Superpets, which sees Johnson giving voice to Krypto the Superdog while Kevin Hart voices Ace the Bat-Hound. In a brief clip, Ace can be seen, well, relieving himself while Krypto looks on in dismay. The film will also feature the voices of Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, and Keanu Reeves. It is set for release on May 20, 2022.(Photo by DC)But perhaps the most impactful presentation outside of The Batman trailer was the first-look at The Flash. The long-in-development film which has missed half-a-dozen release dates at this point – genuinely looks amazing from the footage director Andy Muschietti compiled for FanDome. For one thing, Barry’s (Ezra Miller) new suit(s) looks incredible, and the teases of Supergirl (Sasha Calle), Batman (Micheal Keaton), and a second Flash (also Miller) provided some of the best moments of the whole four-hour event. Capping it off: a shot of Barry examining the Batmobile as it hides under a tarp.Curiously, though, director Patty Jenkins offered no updates on Wonder Woman 3 while chatting with Lynda Carter about the character s 80th anniversary, other than to reconfirm she is working on it.HBO Max Is The New Center Of The DC MultiverseIf there’s one thing this year’s FanDome made clear, it is that HBO Max is the new hubworld for DC’s expansive multiverse. Beyond Batgirl and Blue Beetle’s eventual debuts on the service, Pennyworth – previously an Epix exclusive – will be moving to Max for its third season late in 2022. The previous two seasons will become available to subscribers early next year.Additionally, most of the DC Universe orphans Max adopted Titans, Doom Patrol, and Harley Quinn will return for subsequent seasons next year with fourth seasons of Titans and Doom Patrol confirmed at the event. Harley Quinn will return “sometime in 2022,” according to Harley (Kaley Cuoco) herself. The last of the rescued DC Universe shows, Young Justice, debuted two episodes of its fourth season (subtitled “Phantoms ) on Max immediately after FanDome concluded.If all of those shows weren’t enough, Peacemaker’s premiere date was also announced during FanDome: January 13, 2022. Creator James Gunn also unveiled a teaser trailer which suggests Peacemaker (John Cena) may actually grow a little on his next adventure. That said, the star said the hardest part of playing the character is “becoming a super a hole. I’m usually a regular a hole.” Gunn wrote all eight episodes and directed five, extending his time in the DC Multiverse. In fact, Cena expressed a wish to continue playing Peacemaker in subsequent seasons, which may mean more of Gunn’s sensibility in the future.Although HBO Max’s focus is on the DC superheroes, it will also be the home of DMZ, a four-part limited series based on a comic published by DC Comics now-defunct Vertigo imprint. Ava DuVernay directs Roberto Patino’s adaptation of the book, which stars Rosario Dawson as an outsider who may tip the scales in the US’s second civil war.But for all the hour-long live action DC shows calling HBO Max home, Green Lantern was conspicuously absent from FanDome. The program, from Arrowverse mastermind Greg Berlanti, is set to star Jeremy Irvine as Golden Age Green Lantern Alan Scott and Finn Wittrock as 1980s fan-favorite Guy Gardner and sees the characters in their respective time periods facing social issues and weird space threats. Also absent: Berlanti’s Strange Adventures anthology series, first announced at HBO Max’s initial public unveiling, and any mention of J.J. Abrams’ live-action projects.Batman: The Animated Series Is Getting A Spiritual Successor(Photo by Everett Collection)One project Abrams did promote, though, is the upcoming Batman: Caped Crusader. Produced and developed by Abrams, Batman: The Animated Series’ Bruce Timm, long time DC animation executive producer James Tucker, and The Batman director Matt Reeves, the series will go back to what Timm called the “original principles” of Batman: TAS with fewer broadcast restrictions. Set in the early days of Batman’s war on crime, it will feature a version of the character who uses Bruce Wayne as a mask to hide his activities as the Caped Crusader.“It’s just Batman,” added Reeves. “No Justice League.”And because the series takes place so early on in his career, animated Batman audiences will see him in a lower-tech situation than usual. According to Tucker, “We find him discovering these things.” That means viewers may see several iterations of the Batmobile and, quite possibly, the trial-and-error involved in creating Batarangs. Tucker added that as the series begins, no one trusts the Batman and vice-versa. He also teased that some of the Dark Knight’s traditional relationships may not form. “Nothing is assumed in this series,” he said.Reeves and Timm agreed the series will lean heavily in to the 1940s noir style, but the characters will be more modern in terms of inclusivity. Timm also added that the program will be, overall “more Batman: The Animated Series than Batman: The Animated Series.” It is unclear when the series will debut, but it will be available on both Cartoon Network and HBO Max.Caped Crusdaer isn’t the only word on DC animation, though, with an HBO Max Superman animated series, My Adventures with Superman, in production, the preschool-targeted Batwheels preparing for release, the currently running Aquaman: King of Atlantis, and a stellar upcoming lineup in the dependable DC Animated Movie direct-to-video range.Indeed, DC FanDome was the occasion to debut a trailer for Catwoman: Hunted, an upcoming DC Animated Movie featuring Elizabeth Gillies as Catwoman and Stephanie Beatriz as Batwoman. The pair must team up to take down the organization known as Leviathan in a stylish, anime take on the characters. Other DC Animated Movies set for release in 2022 include Green Lantern: Beware My Powers, Battle of the Super Sons, and a compilation of the 2022 DC Showcase shorts headlined by Constantine: The House of Mystery. Matt Ryan will, of course, reprise his role as magician and con man John Constantine.Before all of that, though, is the release of Injustice, a DC Animated Movie based on the video game and comic book of the same name. During FanDome, a clip was released featuring Joker’s (Kevin Pollak) “masterpiece” – a brutal act of violence which sets Superman (voiced by Justin Hartley) on a dark path. The scene is surprisingly grim and offers those less familiar with the DC Universe Animated line an idea of the sorts of films available. Injustice debuts on home video platforms this Tuesday.Gwendoline Christie Leans Into The Bowie Look For Sandman’s LuciferAlthough not part of the HBO Max lineup, The Sandman received a little recognition via the debut of Gwendoline Christie’s Lucifer in a first-look photo. The image recalls the Bowie-esque appearance the Prince of Darkness assumed in his first Sandman comic book appearance. Its unclear if Christie will keep the look in subsequent appearances or evolve like her comic book counterpart. Curiously, though, Lucifer’s initial androgyny gave way to a more masculine countenance as The Sandman’s story wore on. Perhaps that will also be part of the changes writer Neil Gaiman and his collaborators have in mind for the adaptation of his comic book.Shortly after the Lucifer reveal, Gaiman took to Twitter to clarify that the series will debut on Netflix sometime in 2022. Initial messaging about the series suggested it could launch in late 2021, leading to some confusion and Gaiman’s exasperation in the tweet.DC’s other Netflix-based show, Sweet Tooth, was represented by star Christian Convery answering fan questions. The program, already renewed for a second season, will also remain on Netflix.Barry Will Finally Get Gold Boots On The Flash TV SeriesIn one of the earliest announcements of the event, The Flash TV series star Grant Gustin revealed Barry is finally getting gold boots like his comic book counterpart. “It’s always been the final element that I think has been missing from our suits,” Gustin said. “The suit we have now is the closest we have to a lot of the [comic book] iterations … but I always thought the gold boots would be the final touch.” DC released a close-up image of the boots and a look at the suit with the footwear added. As Gustin intimated, the boots have long been a running joke behind the scenes. They will debut when The Flash begins its eighth season in November.Beyond the long-awaited kicks, the Arrowverse was also represented at DC FanDome via an assortment of special videos. Batwoman stars Javicia Leslie and Rachel Skarsten teased Batwoman and Alice’s state-enforced team-up while the cast of Supergirl looked back their six seasons. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow celebrated 100 episodes in 100 seconds and the cast of Superman and Lois presented a tour of the Kent farmhouse.And although not technically an Arrowverse show (it takes place on the Post-Crisis Earth-2, after all), Stargirl took an extended look at this week’s upcoming episode, which sees Courtney (Brec Bassinger) trapped in the Shadow Lands, where she runs into the Golden Age Dr. Mid-Nite (Alex Collins).But to cap off the Arrowverse presence at FanDome, Naomi star Kaci Walfall debuted a first look at the program, in which she stars as a high schooler who discovers her connection to the DC Multiverse is more staggering than she can imagine. And as the scene shown during FanDome revealed, it all begins with a Superman sighting.Naomi will debut on The CW sometime in 2022.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
Though Unhinged and The New Mutants ultimately beat it into theaters, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet has been held up for months as the film that was going to help bring moviegoers back to the big screen. The numbers are certainly on the rise with the tentpole flick finally released, but do they indicate a genuine resurgence in theater-going? Let s dig in.King of the Crop: Tenet Brings Some Moviegoers Back, But How Far Can it Go?(Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon / © Warner Bros. / Courtesy Everett Collection)From the weekend of March 20 up until the weekend of August 14, no film was able to crack the million mark to top the box office. Up until some releases from August 14 on, the big winners of the summer were horror releases from IFC Midnight: The Wretched (.81 million total), The Rental (.56 million), and Relic (.04 million); the studio had only had seven films gross over a million dollars between 2017 and 2019. Beyond that, retro releases like Jurassic Park (,386,600), The Empire Strikes Back (,015,000), The Goonies (5,000), Jaws (8,300), and Ghostbusters (5,000) were the big winners.On August 14, Paramount released their once-planned May release of The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run, but only in Canada where it has grossed over .4 million to date. A week later Solstice Studios laid claim to the first wide release since March 13 when it unleashed Unhinged into theaters, earning million in 1,823 theaters for a ,194 per-theater-average. The week after, it was finally time for The New Mutants, which grossed .03 million in 2,412 theaters for a ,917 per-theater-average. This weekend it was Tenet’s turn.(Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon / © Warner Bros. / Courtesy Everett Collection)Evaluating just how these recent releases have been doing with many theaters still not operating and responsible social distancing limiting the amount of patrons in any auditorium may be a fool’s game. But numbers can be read through history and, until further trends reveal themselves, the way we have been looking at them is through an estimation of how they may have done in a normal year. That led to the evaluation that the current box office leaders have been doing somewhere around 2.5-to-3-times less than they may have the previous year. Looking ahead to Tenet this weekend, we looked back at Nolan’s most recent non-Batman/non-DiCaprio offerings and saw that Interstellar opened to .5 million (in November 2014) and Dunkirk started with .5 million (in July of 2017). So somewhere in the high teens, up to around million, felt like a confident bet with realistic expectations heading into the weekend. And that is where the movie landed, with an estimated .2 million over the four-day holiday weekend, as well as from scattered advance screenings going back to Monday.Labeling this as either good or disappointing is still premature. After all, Tenet pretty much has theaters all to itself through the month of September until Warner Bros. challenges itself directly with Wonder Woman 1984 on October 2. One thing that does seem to be true is that – whatever the size of the audience may be – word-of-mouth appears to continue to remain a factor in these films staying power. Unhinged has fallen into a similar pattern as other adult-themed late-August releases such as 2002’s Undisputed (.54 million opening / .76 million total), 2012’s Hit Run (.52 million / .74 million), and 2013’s vehicular thriller Getaway (.5 million / .5 million). Unhinged’s estimated .67 million this weekend brings its total to .3 million after 17 days.The New Mutants, on other hand, dropped 59% from its million start, bringing its 10-day total to .6 million (.2 million with the holiday). That may be more than August 2018’s mutant-esque Fox offering, The Darkest Minds, had at this point (.98 million after a .84 million start), but let’s also look back at six August releases from 2011-16 that opened between .5-.5 million for some further comparison: Mechanic: Resurrection, You’re Next, Our Idiot Brother, Jobs, Ricki and the Flash, and Florence Foster Jenkins had each earned between million and .64 million after 10 days. In August 2017, another long-delayed and ultimately critically-reviled adaptation, The Dark Tower, opened to .1 million, dropped 59.2% in its second weekend, and had .2 million after 10 days. Divide that by three and you have .4 million, just shy of The New Mutants’ current total. That suggests Mutants could be headed for a final theatrical tally between .9 million and .3 million. It’s a single example, but maybe there is something to the rule of three in measuring current box office totals.So where does that leave Tenet? Dunkirk and Interstellar finished with near-identical grosses of 8,045,546 and 8,020,017, and no one is expecting those kind of heights. With theaters more widely opened overseas than in the U.S., Tenet has grossed over 0 million worldwide so far. Using our crude formula, Tenet would have grossed somewhere between .5 million and .6 million in a normal time, which would have made it just the fourth film to open higher than million in the month of September, a feat achieved just the past three years with the It films and 2018’s The Nun. Living directly with the numbers we have now, only one film this century has gone on to gross over 0 million when starting with less than million, and that was 20 years ago with Remember the Titans. The rest of the historical September releases that opened between million and million have an average final gross of million. It will be interesting to see whether Tenet will face smaller week-on-week drops given the lack of competition, or whether the numbers will drop off as might normally be expected, especially given that Tenet is also the second-lowest rated Nolan film on the Tomatometer at 74%. (Interstellar stands at 72%.)On This Weekend s Dates In Box Office History (Photo by © Warner Bros. )With so little action in our current-day box office, we re casting our eyes back this week.September 4: In a bit of symmetry, Christopher Nolan’s Inception crossed 5 million with .69 million on its 51st day of release 10 years ago.September 5: In 2016, Suicide Squad grossed .77 million on its 32nd day of release to cross 0 million. In 2011, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows made 8,509 on day 53 of its release. It took 74 days for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen to make it to 0 million, which it did on this day in 2009 pulling in 3,311.September 6: Night Shyamalan’s Signs grossed .29 million to pass the 0 million mark on its 36th in 2002. That same day, Sam Mendes’ Road to Perdition made 0,349 to get over the 0 million hump on its 57th day. It only took 24 days for Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 to do it with .74 million on this date in 2009. This has also been a good date for Universal sequels. In 2003, American Wedding made 4,145 to pass 0 million on its 37th day; then in 2008, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor made 7,455 to pass 0 million, also on its 37th day. Of course, that was nothing compared to Disney’s The Lion King redux making 1,156 to pass 5 million on its 50th day in theaters just last year.September 7: In 2012, another Universal sequel, The Bourne Legacy, grossed .13 million to cross 0 million on day 29 of its theatrical run. That was a lot faster than Adam Sandler’s You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, which finally crossed the 0 million mark with ,114 on its 94th day of release in 2008.What Should Have Been This Weekend(Photo by © Paramount)At one time, this weekend belonged to A Quiet Place Part II, one of the first films moved out of its original opening slots back in March. It is now slated to open on April 23, 2021. The original Labor Day weekend slate – before any of the COVID-19 upheavals – was meant to include Paul W.S. Anderson’s Monster Hunter, with Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa. Now it will open alongside John Krasinski’s sequel on the same date next year. Peter Jackson’s documentary, The Beatles: Get Back, about the band’s rooftop concert, will now open on August 27 of next year.On the Vine: Broken Hearts Heading to Theaters OnlyThe widest release in theaters next week will be the romantic comedy, The Broken Hearts Gallery, starring Geraldine Viswanathan, who you may know from from Blockers and Bad Education. The film was supposed to open in July, was then delayed to August until finally settling in for a September release, exclusively in theaters.Erik Childress can be heard each week evaluating box office on WGN Radio with Nick Digilio as well as on Business First AM with Angela Miles and his Movie Madness Podcast.[box office figures via Box Office Mojo]
Couch Tomatoes is back: Rotten Tomatoes brand-new TV- and streaming-focused show has returned with its second episode. And since it s October, we re focusing on all things spooky. Rotten Tomatoes host Naz Perez sits down with a trio of horror experts — Collider s Perri Nemiroff and BuzzFeed Unsolved hosts Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej — to discuss the biggest breaking TV news and chat about the latest season of American Horror Story: the slasher-movie homage 1984.Who s the season s real villain? Will Coven s witches return? And is there a time travel twist? Watch our panel discuss these questions and more, plus share their current TV recommendations, from streaming horror anthologies to delightfully bingeable Japanese reality shows.With each episode of Couch Tomatoes, we tackle the hottest trending topics and biggest TV and streaming news and moments, dive deep into a major series or event, and provide Fresh picks of great shows to help you cut through the clutter and only binge the best.American Horror Story: 1984 airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Robert De Niro reunites with Al Pacino this month in Martin Scorsese s The Irishman, the epic and Certified Fresh new Netflix gangster flick. The two actors – who last shared the screen in Michael Mann s Heat – have been getting plenty of Oscar buzz for the movie in which Pacino plays infamous Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa and De Niro plays his right-hand man, Frank The Irishman Sheeran. If either wins big this awards season, they will be adding to an already heaving trophy shelf. But who between Pacino and De Niro is the ultimate king of the big screen? We re looking to settle that question by looking at their Tomatometer scores, box office performance, iconic roles, and one wild card category. Did we get it right? Let us know in the comments. (Yes, we re talking to you.)The Irishman is currently available on Netflix. Compared to other genres, comedies and horror films are at greater risk of losing their efficacy as they age. No matter how The Exorcist may have terrified audiences upon its release, there s a good chance someone watching it for the first time in 2020 won t be fazed by it, either because they ve become desensitized or because the subject matter is effectively passé at this point.One film that has avoided that fate is Rob Reiner s adaptation of Stephen King s Misery, precisely because it has only become more relevant since it debuted in theaters on November 30, 1990. The harrowing tale of a deranged superfan who kidnaps her favorite author not only anticipates the rise of toxic fandom, but also hints at the kind of dangerous direct access that contemporary social media affords the general public. It s also just a damn good movie. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, we explore how the Hitchcockian thriller predicted the fraught relationship between the content creators of today and their sometimes problematic fans. Keep those cockadoodie sledgehammers handy. When you first came here, I only loved the writer part of Paul Sheldon. When we first meet Annie Wilkes (played b Kathy Bates, who won an Oscar for her performance), she s polite, sweet, and, dare we say it, likable. Sure, she has difficulty with boundaries, but she seems harmless enough and genuine in her love for the work of writer Paul Sheldon (James Caan). Having rescued Paul from a bad car accident during a snowstorm, she s initially surprised to discover he s different from what she expected, based on how his book covers described him, but she makes the most of her private audience with him to air her grievances.This disconnect between a celebrity s public persona and private self is an all-too-common discovery in the age of social media. These days, every public entity, from pop stars and athletes to fast food companies and, ahem, movie review websites, maintains such a meticulously curated presence online – their brand – that breaches of protocol, even deeply human ones, risk massive controversy. Even still, it s never been easier to contact your favorite actor, comedian, or, yes, writer; all it takes now is a Tweet, and if you re lucky, you might get a response. This unprecedented access can lead to fun, insightful interactions, but it can just as easily breed unfettered hostility – there may not be anyone strapped to a bed, but this is about as direct as hate mail can get, and it can be pretty nasty. I m your number one fan. There is nothing to worry about. The thing that differentiates Annie Wilkes from most other movie stalkers is that her violence and sense of entitlement are born of artistic admiration, rather than sexual attraction or murderous intent. She is dangerously unwell, of course, but her sickness manifests in a twisted devotion to Paul s popular, Harlequin-esque series romance novels starring a character named Misery Chastain.Our first indication that she s more than just an obsessive fan comes when she convinces Paul to let her read a draft of his latest book, an attempt to branch out from romance. To say Annie disapproves of the profanity is a gross understatement; as Paul calmly explains that it s based on his own experiences, she lashes out in a bizarre tirade before she catches herself, but by then it s clear something is amiss.Later, when Annie picks up a copy of the latest Misery book and discovers the character dies, she snaps and calls Paul a murderer. The dynamic changes as she ceases to be a caretaker and instead becomes Paul s captor. She grows more violent, but she rationalizes her behavior as a byproduct of her love for Paul and the books. She kisses his cheek, apologizes, and asks him to forget anything bad has happened. When she finally admits that she s kidnapped him, she blames Paul for everything; clearly he brought it all upon himself.Three decades later, we ve seen a rise in fan culture taken to dangerous extremes, with cries of ruined childhoods and death threats forcing some to leave social media altogether. Like Annie, the gaslighting comes from a place of distorted love, the kind that compels her to hobble Paul with a sledgehammer when he dares to seek escape from his captivity. He has committed a grievous crime in the eyes of his number one fan, and he is obligated to fix it at any cost. You re gonna write a new novel Now you ll make it right. In Annie s mind, there is only one way for Paul to atone for killing Misery Chastain: Bring her back to life in a new book, and do it in a fashion that satisfies Annie. She knows exactly what story she wants to read, but she needs Paul to write it. Naturally, the first pages he delivers aren t to her liking, because she remembers the novels better than anyone – possibly even better than Paul himself – and according to her, the new direction flies in the face of continuity, and she won t stand for it. Her expectations are more important than the right story being told, so she throws another hysterical tantrum, and an exasperated Paul is back to square one.In real life, this admittedly isn t a new phenomenon. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, for example, was compelled by publishers and fans to revive Sherlock Holmes over a decade after he wrote the character s death. Nowadays, though, it s exceedingly common to see people feel so entitled to a piece of media that they would presume to dictate how it should be done.It s natural for fans to feel a connection to their favorite characters, and it s frequently said that a creator s work no longer belongs to them once it s presented to the public. But it s another thing to send death threats to Rian Johnson for his handling of Star Wars: The Last Jedi – whatever one s opinions on the film are – and even campaign to remake the film. Just a year later, Game of Thrones viewers were so incensed at the series final season that they petitioned HBO to spend millions of dollars to remake it as well. After a massive fan outcry, Paramount Pictures literally went back to the drawing board and redesigned the title character in Sonic the Hedgehog, effectively delaying the release of the film by four months. Next September, HBO Max will premiere Zack Snyder s Justice League, a recut, partially reshot, serialized version of the 2017 DC superhero film closer to the director s vision, thanks in large part to another fan petition after the original production suffered multiple setbacks and a poor reception. This is, in other words, not a trend on the downswing. I put two bullets in my gun. One for you and one for me.
1. THE AMAZONS FROM WONDER WOMAN MAY GET THEIR OWN SPINOFF (Photo by Clay Enos. ©Warner Bros.)Following the box office success last year of Aquaman, it was surprisingly revealed that an underwater horror movie called The Trench was being planned as an Aquaman spinoff (separate from Aquaman 2, which is scheduled fro release on 12/16/2022). This week, director Patty Jenkins revealed that she also has ideas about a Wonder Woman spinoff, but this one is arguably more directly related to the first movie in particular. Discussing next year s Wonder Woman 1984, Jenkins said that the premise for Wonder Woman 3 is already known, and that the third movie is in the early stages of development along with a spinoff movie for The Amazons. Jenkins did not specify which Amazons would be the stars of such a movie, but one has to wonder if they wouldn t include characters like Robin Wright s Antiope or Lisa Loven Kongsli s Menalippe, whose roles in Wonder Woman hinted at other stories featuring them as the main focus. Other characters with Amazon connections who might warrant their own movie include Artemis and Wonder Girl, AKA Donna Troy.2. SHAZAM! 2 TO TAKE ON BLACK PANTHER 2 AND SPIDER-VERSE 2 IN 2022(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)There will obviously be superhero movies in 2020 (Birds of Prey, Black Widow, Wonder Woman 1984, Morbius, The Eternals, Venom 2), but it may seem like a quiet respite from the genre when you consider what s coming in 2021 and 2022. That latter year is still relatively far off, so studios are still just starting to announce their plans, but going into this week, we knew about Aquaman 2 (12/16/2022), Black Panther II (5/6/2022), DC Super Pets (5/20/2022), and the animated sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (4/8/2022), to which Warner Bros. and DC have added two more. Let s start with the sequel to this year s Shazam! (Certified Fresh at 90%), which Warner Bros. has officially scheduled for release on April 1st, 2022. Going back to two of those Marvel-related movies, please take note that Shazam! 2 is being positioned just a week before the Spider-Verse sequel, and a little over a month before Black Panther 2, which means Zachary Levi will quickly have fierce competition from Marvel and/or Sony. The other movie to keep in mind here is Dwayne Johnson s Black Adam, which will come out on December 22, 2021, and which is directly related to the Shazam! mythos (since Black Adam is one of Shazam s arch-nemeses). In related speculation, Marvel hasn t yet scheduled Captain Marvel 2, but it might be in 2022 or 2023.3. YOU D THINK THE FLASH COULD ARRIVE AT THE MOVIES FASTER THAN 2022(Photo by Warner Bros.)The other DC Comics superhero movie that Warner Bros. scheduled for 2022 this week is actually one of the projects that they first announced at a big press conference back in 2014. Many of those movies did in fact get made (Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Shazam!), but one of them that hasn t yet is The Flash, starring Ezra Miller. That s partly because directors have come and gone, and the rumored premise has shifted in those years two (including the period when it was subtitled The Flash: Flashpoint). The attached director now is Andy Muschietti (Mama, IT, IT: Chapter Two), and Ezra Miller is still expected to star in the movie as well. The Flash is now scheduled for release on July 1st, 2022, which makes it the second DC Comics movie of that summer, after the animated kids movie DC Super Pets (5/20/2022), featuring such four-legged super sidekicks as Ace the Bat-Hound, Krypto the Super-Dog, and Streaky the Super-Cat.4. LONG-AWAITED JOHN BELUSHI BIOPIC FINALLY FINDS ITS STAR (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Getty Images)In 1989, future The Shield star Michael Chiklis starred in Wired, an adaptation of the best-selling book by Bob Woodward about Saturday Night Live star John Belushi s battles with drug addiction that ultimately led to his death in 1982. Although ostensibly about John Belushi, that movie however had an otherwise narrow focus on just one aspect of Belushi s life, so it arguably isn t a true John Belushi biopic. However, one has been in development for several years (since 2013), and is now finally moving forward as an independent production. One has to presume that a major obstacle has been in finding an actor who can credibly portray John Belushi (sort of the point, one would presume) and the role has finally gone to Broadway star Alex Brightman, who will soon wrap up his run as Beetlejuice in June. Belushi will be directed by David Frankel, whose most famous movie was probably 2006 s The Devil Wears Prada (Certified Fresh at 75%), itself based on a roman à clef widely believed to be inspired by Vogue editor Anna Wintour.