环球体育电竞采用百度引擎4（Baidu 1）Toy Story 4 is nothing if not sincere. During a one-and-a-half-day visit to the Pixar campus in Emeryville – part of the California East Bay golden triangle of art-driven cities including Oakland and Berkeley – over a dozen supervisors, writers, and digital artisans hosted workshops and seminars about their upcoming June movie to answer the question that s on all our minds: Why? Why make another Toy Story? Especially when Toy Story 3 felt like the end; Andy passing his toys on to the next generation as he moves to college, the camera panning up to the sky, a bookend with the same clouds that opened the Toy Story back in 1995. Toy Story 3 delivered a mint-in-box rarity in today s world of tempting serialized storytelling and cinematic universes: A sense of finality, and closure. Why mess with that?Minor spoiler warning: This article describes the opening scene of Toy Story 4!It started in 2014.We re sitting in a board room with Pixar character modelers, directing animators, and story supervisors and artists. Like the rest of the world, they tell us, Pixar had moved on from Toy Story, not expecting to see the franchise s characters on the screen again, outside of shorts and television specials. Monsters University had just released. They were gearing up for the one-two punch of Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur in 2015. Amidst the streamlined chaos, an impossible idea persisted: That there was still more Toy Story to tell, and it deserved to be on the biggest screens possible across the world. The idea turned to talk, turned to pencil against paper, turned to cursors across monitors, turned into crews and planning and development, until Toy Story 4 moved into The Steve Jobs Building, the campus section where movies are officially in production.BO PEEP FINALLY GETS HER DUEPixar story supervisor Valerie LaPointe tells the room that there are people at Pixar who, as children, had their world expanded watching Toy Story in theaters in 1995, who now get to work on the fourth, and understand the legacy they re molding on their computers every day. To LaPointe s left are five women, who minutes before had each spoken about their role on TS4, nodding in agreement. They are a crucial creative force at Pixar, and instrumental in forging the emotional ace of the new movie: Bo Peep.The porcelain lamp with her flock of sheep (voiced, as always, by Annie Potts) had a minor but memorable role in the original Toy Story as Woody s flame, with less to do in Toy Story 2. And while the main characters got their glorious (seeming) sendoff in Toy Story 3, Bo wasn t there at all, having been reduced to a sacrificial plot point to motivate and illuminate her boyfriend s emotional pain. Clearly, there was more story to tell, because her story hadn t been told at all.Toy Story 4 opens with a flashback. It s nighttime at Andy s house, in the middle of a downpour, set a bit before Toy Story 3. R/C is outside caught in a gutter torrent, spinning his wheels to keep from getting sucked into a sewer drain. Bo and Woody, always the contingency planners, execute a rescue mission that saves R/C and leaves Woody momentarily underneath a car in the driveway. Everything looks photo-decadent: the rain, the lighting, the subtle scuff on Buzz s plastic armor plating. Pixar has found new vistas to paint once again.Then, the bombshell: Molly, Andy s sister, is growing up and Bo s watch has ended – she s being carried in a box to the car, and soon to be off into the great donated unknown. Bo has accepted her fate, having long since known a porcelain lamp doesn t have quite the shelf life of a talking cowboy or space commando. Woody is frantic, and he attempts to get her out of the box. Bo does the opposite, offering a place beside her. Just as Bo knows her destination, Woody knows his is entwined with Andy, and as the car peels off, he s left in the driveway splintered by the rain. It s not quite Up territory in terms of Pixar opening-scene tearjerkers, but considering we ve known these characters for nearly 25 years, it s damn close.EYES PEELED FOR PLENTY OF PIXAR EASTER EGGSFor eagle-eyed viewers, something may catch your attention: The car s license plate – always cinematic fertile ground for easter eggs, especially in Pixar films. RMR F97, the plates read. But what does it mean? It is an easter egg! director Josh Cooley laughed during our press conference. On Toy Story 2, there was someone who worked on the show that accidentally deleted the movie from the render farm, producer Mark Nielsen said, who worked modeling and shading on Toy Story 2. That was the command on the computer that deleted the film. Galyn Susman, who was an early producer on this film, was on maternity leave and had a backup of the movie at her house, and brought it back to Pixar and restored it, added producer Jonas Rivera. It felt appropriate that the license plate on the car that takes Bo away would be the same that killed Toy Story 2. From the filmmakers words and the footage and material shown, it becomes apparent Toy Story 4 will probably become the most easter egg-laden movie the studio has ever produced. At one point, Woody and Forky – a spork with googly eyes and pipe-cleaner arms come to life, who exists as his own existential quandary – end up in an antique store. Full of neat knick-knacks and weathered baubles, it s a set piece that puts Pixar s detailed creativity on full display, not to mention plenty of references to their past.Look for a sign that says Papa Rivera s, a reference to the aforementioned producer. The Eggman Movers truck, around since the first Toy Story, makes a comeback, long known to be tied to art director Ralph Eggleston. From Finding Nemo, you can see the tiki heads from the fish tank on some shelves.There s steel decoration for Catmull s Brews, named after Ed Catmull, who s been with the company since the beginning and is retiring the month after Toy Story 4 is released. The Catmull sign hangs over a pinball machine whose interior has been turned into a miniature nightclub; Tinny, from the 1988 short Tin Toy, is the bouncer. (And for you pinheads out there, the machine was modeled after Bally s 1977 Black Jack – and we saw that tucked away in a room at Pixar HQ when we were doing a workshop making our own Forkys.)A FEMALE VILLAIN, FULL-ON BODY HORROR, AND BOO?Elsewhere in the antique store, Woody and Forky meet Gabby-Gabby, an angelic 50s doll and the first female antagonist of the series. Gabby Gabby commands a league of dapper and wholly unsettling ventriloquist dummies who do her bidding, like trying to rip out Woody s voice box to replace her own broken one. To set the body horror mood, Gabby Gabby puts on a record playing music from Coco, the vinyl pressed on the prestigious Chalupa Records.And that s not the only Coco reference. Part of the road trip includes visiting a carnival fair across the street from the antique store, which is where Woody reunites with Bo, who has been leading a joyous, independent, if not occasionally challenging life as a lost toy. One of the carnival game prizes is the guitar from Coco. And who s joined in among the festivities? A teenage Boo from Monsters, Inc, who appears to have not changed her style since 2001. Hey, purple shirts and scrunchies are eternal!And all those easter eggs were from less than 30 minutes of footage.As Toy Story 4 has been in the works for the last five years, the studio has seen some major changes. Ed Catmull is retiring. Beloved animator Bud Luckey passed away (he was all over the classic Boundin short). And founder John Lasseter left in scandal. It’s been a different time from their heyday, when Pixar racked up 11 Certified Fresh movies between Toy Story and 3; then a record, now overtaken by Marvel Studios current 14. During the visit, it s clear here was a movie being made by people both filmmaker and fan, who see this as a continuation of the golden age. Maybe they re always like this with their movies.For anyone born after 2010, this is the first chance to watch a new Toy Story on the big screen. It could even be their first movie theater experience ever. That s quite the gift. It s the same one Pixar offered in 1995, and many people who took it back then, grew up, got a job there, made Toy Story 4, talked to a bunch of press, and now get to offer it up to a new generation. Returning to the toy cowboy who s devoted to the joy of others, Pixar has become the studio it always was: A house of toil and dream, where old things find new life.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
me an issue for Jennifer.But one thing she expects to be unfazed by the Occupation is the sisterly bond between Jennifer and Anissa.“They ve always been very close, and they ve always loved each other, and that is going to remain the same no matter what happens,” she said.Williams echoed the sentiment, saying, “I think we ll always maintain that sister friendship.” But she added the Occupation will pull each of the Pierces in separate directions and “maybe [Anissa is] not telling her as much.”“[Anissa] doesn t know what [Jen is] doing as much with the ASA or at all even, at first,” she continued. “So that s an interesting dynamic where at once she felt like she could talk to her about so much and vice versa, but it s like we re all kind of doing our own thing and doing what we think is right for Freeland.”The separation caused by the Occupation left Adams wondering if the Pierces will ever find their way back to a more traditional family structure.“They can put it back together,” she said. “But will we ever see them just sitting around a dinner table, eating dinner? I don t know. Too much has changed.”Cress Williams, a self-admitted optimist, thinks there is a way for the Pierces to bounce back and for Freeland to prosper even beyond its old normal.“I know that we have to have conflict [on the show], obviously, but you know, somewhere way down the line when we re doing the final episode, I hope we have left Freeland better than we found it,” he said.He also hopes the end of the Occupation – whenever it occurs – will inspired the citizens of Freeland to clean up the streets and make the city a much better place to live.“It s not going to become Mayberry, he said. You don t have a show if you don t have conflict. So it s going to take a while. It ll be fun and messy and all that.”Black Lightning airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on The CW.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week. This Week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Ant-Man 3, Thor: Love and Thunder, and the Madonna biopic.This WEEK S TOP STORYLOVECRAFT COUNTRY S JONATHAN MAJORS CAST AS MAJOR ANT-MAN 3 VILLAIN(Photo by The Washington Post/Getty Images)Although the Marvel Comics characters are now all under the same corporate banner, the many years during which 20th Century Fox had the rights to Fantastic Four and X-Men had a very deep impact on how the Marvel Cinematic Universe was initially shaped. Specifically for The Avengers, some of their major villains were actually first introduced in Fantastic Four issues, so technically, it was Fox that had the rights to those characters. For example, that s ostensibly why the Skrulls were replaced by the Chitauri in The Avengers (although they were eventually available for Captain Marvel). Another major Avengers villain who was off limits was the time-travelling Kang the Conqueror, who was a Fox property because he is a future descendant of Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four (it should be noted that Kang s background is super convoluted and includes stories in which he s actually Reed s father). Marvel made a major move towards incorporating Kang the Conqueror into the MCU this week by casting Jonathan Majors, the star of HBO s Lovecraft Country, as a major villain in Ant-Man 3 that most sources are speculating will indeed be Kang the Conqueror. Kang is an obvious natural fit to be introduced in Ant-Man 3, as Paul Rudd s Scott Lang has already helped introduce time travel elements, most notably in Avengers: Endgame. Film and comics journalists were, of course, quick to start writing their Who is Kang the Conqueror? and What does Kang the Conqueror mean for the MCU? pieces. There is no current release date for Ant-Man 3, but the delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic suggest that it probably won t come out until sometime in 2023 (or late 2022 at the very earliest).Other Top Headlines1. CHRIS HEMSWORTH DEFINITELY NOT GIVING UP PLAYING THOR ANYTIME SOON (Photo by Jay Maidment/©Walt Disney Studios)Whenever Thor: Love and Thunder comes out (tentatively 2/11/2022, depending upon the COVID-19 pandemic), it will make Thor the first MCU character to receive a fourth solo film (Captain America and Iron Man both stopped at three films each). One of the most publicized details about Thor: Love and Thunder has been the revelation that Natalie Portman will be returning as her Jane Foster character, who, as in the comics, will be come the new female incaration of Thor. That has understandably led some fans to speculate that Chris Hemsworth would therefore be retiring his run as the character, but this week, in an interview, he responded to that theory very directly. Hemsworth said, Are you crazy?! I m not going into any retirement period. Thor is far too young for that. He s only 1,500 years old. It s definitely not a film that I say goodbye to this brand. At least I hope so. It s also worth noting that in the comics and at the end of Avengers: Endgame, Thor has sometimes traveled with the Guardians of the Galaxy, so it s possible that even if Portman takes over one version of Thor, Hemsworth could continue as another. In related news, Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black, Perry Mason) was cast this week as Bruce Banner s lawyer cousin She-Hulk in the upcoming Disney+ series. It s not yet been confirmed whether She-Hulk might someday cross over into the MCU movies, but several other of the shows (such as the first two, WandaVision and The Falcon and Winter Soldier) obviously do. In the comics, She-Hulk has been a member of various versions of The Avengers (including the all-female A-Force team) and also had a long run in the 1980s as a member of the Fantastic Four.2. MADONNA TO DIRECT HER OWN MUSICAL BIOPIC (Photo by Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)Although there have obviously been dozens (hundreds?) of major biopics about major celebrities, it is relatively uncommon for the film s subject to be directly involved besides possibly as a producer or screenwriter. There have been a handful of films in which where the celebrity played themselves, but the only movie that this writer can think of that the star subject actually directed was Richard Pryor s Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling (and even that film was a fictionalized version of Pryor s life). Of course, Madonna has sort of made an entire career out of doing things differently (which is in itself a biopic trope ), and so the news was not really that surprising this week that she will be directing her own biopic. The Univeral Pictures project doesn t yet have a title (though Material Girl seems like an obvious choice?), or a confirmed star to actually play the young Madonna (though recent rumors speculated Ozark star Julia Garner might have it after Madonna started following Garner on Instagram). We ve known that Madonna was working on something for a few months now, because earlier this year, Madonna revealed that she and Juno (Certified Fresh at 94%) screenwriter Diablo Cody were working on a project during their COVID-19 quarantine time. It s not yet known if Madonna will be writing any new music for her biopic, or if the actress playing her will do her own singing in the role.3. CHRIS ROCK WRITING SCREENPLAY FOR DAVE CHAPPELE AND SNL PAL ADAM SANDLER (Photo by Kristin Callahan, Priscilla Grant, Jason Smith/Everett Collection)Since the show first started in the 1970s, the success of Saturday Night Live has led to an unintended division of sorts between comedians and comic actors: the SNL alumni and everybody else. One comedian who didn t graduate from the long-running NBC institution is Dave Chappelle, who instead starred in his own popular sketch show, Chappelle s Show, from 2003 to 2006. Chris Rock, on the other hand, is a former SNL star who frequently works with his old SNL pals, including Adam Sandler and David Spade. It appears that Rock wants to bring Chappelle into that fold, because the former revealed this week that he has written a new screenplay that he is giddy about that he hopes he can co-star in alongside both Dave Chappelle and Adam Sandler. Rock didn t get into any details about the story, and it s also not yet known if this would be a feature film, or possibly part of Adam Sandler s ongoing Netflix package deals.4. ANIME BOX OFFICE CHAMP YOUR NAME GETTING LIVE-ACTION REMAKE(Photo by ©FUNimation)If you d like to stump one of your anime-loving friends, you could ask them if they know what film currently holds the all-time box office record for an anime feature film. The answer is not any of the obvious guesses, like, say, a Hayao Miyazaki or Studio Ghibli film (though Spirited Away is indeed #2), a Pokemon movie, or a beloved futuristic sci-fi film like Akira or Ghost in the Shell. Nope, with over 8 million worldwide box office, that film is 2016 s Your Name (Certified Fresh at 98%) (released in the USA in 2017), Makoto Shinkai s romantic fantasy about a young couple who seek to rediscover each other after briefly swapping bodies, Freaky style. An English-language live-action remake of Your Name is now in active development, with Toho and J.J. Abrams Bad Robot production company co-producing for Paramount Pictures. Lee Isaac Chung, who won both the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award at this year s Sundance Film Festival with his film Minari (Fresh at 100%), is already signed to direct and rewrite the Your Name remake, based off an earlier screenplay draft by Emily V. Gordon (co-writer of The Big Sick, Certified Fresh at 98%). Minari was picked up by A24 for release in the USA, but its release appears to have been held back in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.5. SARAH SNOOK TO STAR IN NEW ADAPTATION OF JANE AUSTEN S PERSUASION(Photo by Graeme Hunter/HBO)Movies based on the works of Jane Austen have never really gone out of style, but just within the last few years, we ve gotten new adaptations like Love Friendship (Certified Fresh at 97%), Emma. (Certified Fresh at 87%), and although it wasn t a direct adaptation, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Rotten at 45%). Jane Austen s last novel, published posthumously in 1817, was Persuasion, and like most of her work, it has been adapted for film and TV several times, though arguably not as famously as her first five novels (Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Northanger Abbey). The two most famous versions of Persuasion were both produced for television (in 1995 and in 2007), but now Fox Searchlight is preparing a full feature film version. Australian actress Sarah Snook, who is probably currently best known for HBO s Succession (for which she s nominated for an Emmy this year) is now signed to star in Persuasion, which will be directed by Mahalia Belo in her feature film debut from a screenplay by Jessica Swale (Summerland, Certified Fresh at 76%). Snook will play the lead, Anne Elliot, who is forced to reconcile her feelings when the naval officer she once rejected returns to England as a celebrated and wealthy ship s captain (that role is yet to be cast).6. PETER DINKLAGE S TO PRODUCE AND STAR IN PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER KEITH (Photo by HBO)Peter Dinklage really has been staying quite busy since wrapping his role as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones, with several films either wrapped or preparing for production. (One of those films, the animated sequel The Croods: A New Age, was just bumped up a month from its original December 23 release to Thanksgiving Wednesday, on November 25.) Searchlight Pictures is now partnering with Dinklage, who will executive produce and star in a psychological thriller called Keith. That s, however, all we know about the premise, as it s being kept under wraps, but we can probably guess Dinklage might play Keith? Keith is expected to fit in with other genre movies that Searchlight Pictures has recently released or has coming soon, including Ready or Not, Antlers, and Guillermo del Toro s remake of Nightmare Alley.7. JAKE GYLLENHAAL TO REUNITE WITH SOUTHPAW DIRECTOR FOR REMAKE OF DANISH THRILLER(Photo by Scott Garfield/©Weinstein Company)Jake Gyllenhaal was out this week (as much as one can be out during COVID-19) promoting his latest film, Netflix s The Devil All the Time (Fresh at 65%), which he produced, starring his Spider-Man: Far from Home co-star Tom Holland. As often happens, this was also an opportunity for one of Gyllenhaal s future film projects to be announced, and that s exactly what happened. Jake Gyllenhaal will reunite with his Southpaw (Rotten at 59%) director Antoine Fuqua (who also directed Training Day and The Equalizer) for an English-language remake of the 2018 Danish drama The Guilty (Certified Fresh at 97%). Gyllenhaal will star as a 911 call center operator who finds that his attempts to save the life of a caller lead him into a mystery where nothing is as it seems, and facing the truth is the only way out. 8. SELENA GOMEZ READY TO SPOOKILY TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT WITH HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 4(Photo by ©Sony Pictures Releasing)Although the franchise obviously has a large ensemble cast of comedy voice actors, the Sony Pictures Animation hit Hotel Transylvania (Rotten at 45%) and its sequels have mostly been described in the press and marketing as Adam Sandler movies. For Hotel Transylvania 4, which is currently scheduled for release on August 6, 2021 (up against James Gunn s The Sucide Squad), Sony Pictures made a move this week that suggests the focus of the sequel may tilt more towards Dracula s daughter Mavis, voiced by Selena Gomez, as Gomez has effectively been promoted to the role of executive producer on the film (a title also held by the franchise s creator Genndy Tartakovsky). Hotel Transylvania 4 will be directed by the team of Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon, who are currently best known for their work on the animated TV shows DC Super Hero Girls (Kluska) and SpongeBob SquarePants (Drymon).9. NEW VOICE STARS FOR SEQUEL THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS ANNOUNCED (Photo by ©20th Century Fox Film Corp.)The movie business operates as a never-ending train of projects that all go through sort of the same standard pattern (development, production, promotion, release), but the COVID-19 pandemic has caused that train change course or, in some cases, stall completely. One odd consequence of this is that, as several major 2020 films are delayed until 2021, the release schedule is getting a little crowded, as Hollywood still has all of the the films that were originally scheduled for 2021 to release. One such film is the sequel to 2017 s animated comedy The Boss Baby (Rotten at 53%) called The Boss Baby: Family Business. Apparently set decades after the first film, Alec Baldwin s baby character is now an adult, or at least his brother, voiced by James Marsden, is; it s unclear in the synopsis if the Boss Baby is still a baby. Anyway, the new voice cast includes Jeff Goldblum, Eva Longoria, and Amy Sedaris, who plays the sequel s new genius baby. Universal Pictures is sticking with its original plans to release The Boss Baby: Family Business on March 26, 2021, despite all the new competition in 2021 from delayed 2020 films.
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Early Monkeypaw Productions like the digital series Weird City, the docu-series Lorena, Oscar-winner BlacKkKlansman, and The Last O.G. were each Certified Fresh, and last weekend Peele s Get Out follow-up Us was met with nearly universal critical acclaim (it s currently Fresh at 100%). Justin Chang of the LA Times called the home invasion horror tale an artful, ruthless balance of horror and hilarity. Peele has said he would be retiring from acting, but with over 10 projects in various stages of production and a perfect record of Fresh hits, let s take a look at what he s working on and why we re excited for it.Us (2019) 93%Release Date: March 22, 2019Key Players: Lupita Nyong o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Jordan PeeleWhy are we excited: Early word out of SXSW has us beyond excited for Peele s next nightmare, currently rated 100% on the Tomatometer. Nyong o s first starring role highlights her versatility and more than confirms our decision to crown her our pick for 2019 s Scream Queen. AbruptioRelease Date: March 28, 2019 (Global), Sometime 2019 (US)Key Players: Jordan Peele, James Marsters, Christopher McDonald, Sid Haig, and Evan MarloweWhy are we excited: Peele lent his voice to an independent film that has been in production since 2015, but will finally hit theaters later this year. B-Movie icon Sid Haig rounds out the voice cast of this tortured tale about a hapless drifter who wakes to find an explosive device has been implanted in his neck. Latex puppets are enough to creep anyone out, and adding some bona fide horror fanatics to the cast and crew makes Abruptio a can t-miss.The Twilight Zone 66%(Photo by CBS All Access)Release Date: April 1, 2019Key Players: Jordan Peele, Adam Scott, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Steven Yeun, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sanaa Lathan, Tracy Morgan, Greg Kinnear, Zazie Beetz, and Seth Rogen.Why are we excited: Peele s Twilight Zone continuation is aiming to go head to head with Black Mirror and American Horror Story for the title of Best Horror Anthology. The cast is stacked with A-listers and beloved stars. Little is known about the various episodes, but we do know they will reimagine iconic entries from the original series. At a Television Critics Association panel earlier this month, we learned Adam Scott (Parks Recreation) will star in a new version of Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, the original episode of which featured William Shatner being tormented by a creature only he can see.The Last O.G. Season 2Release Date: April 2, 2019Key Players: Tracy Morgan, Tiffany Haddish, Allen Maldonado, Ryan Gaul, Christian Mosby, Dante Hoagland, Cedric the Entertainer, Jordan PeeleWhy are we excited: One of the best surprises of 2018 was Tracy Morgan s welcome return to primetime TV. Co-starring current comedy it-girl Tiffany Haddish, The Last O.G. relied heavily on her and Morgan s comic timing for many of the laughs in season 1, but with an extended order, we think that season 2 will only build on wins and iron out some of the plotting issues. At this point, anything Haddish and Morgan do will have us doubled over with laughter.Toy Story 4 (2019) 97%Release Date: June 21, 2019Key Players: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Jodi Benson, Michael Keaton, Jeff Pidgeon, Kristen Schaal, Bonnie Hunt. Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, Laurie Metcalf, Lori Alan, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Keanu ReevesWhy are we excited: With one trailer the entire Toy Story franchise has been given new life, courtesy of Toy Story 4 stars Ducky (Peele) and Bunny (Key). Voicing the adorable amusement park prizes in what feels like a long lost Key Peele sketch, we are all on board for a new installment of the Pixar franchise. Let s be honest they had us at To infinity and your Mom. Big Mouth 99% Season 3Release Date: Late 2019Key Players: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klien, Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jenny Slate, Fred Armisen, Jordan Peele and Kristen Bell.Why are we excited: A strong but vital part of Nick Kroll s animated series Big Mouth, Peele voices the Ghost of Duke Ellington, a hilarious, sex-crazed, spectral version of the late jazz musician. One of a few characters voiced by the Get Out director, Ellington is a scene-stealer on a show that features talking hormone monsters, pillow love interests, and shame wizards.Lovecraft CountryRelease Date: Sometime in 2019Key Players: Jordan Peele, J. J. Abrams, Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Wunmi Mosaku, Aunjanue Ellis, and Elizabeth DebickiWhy are we excited: A Bad Robot co-production, Lovecraft Country is an HBO television adaptation of Matt Ruff s eponymous cult novel. Set in Jim Crow America, the historical horror fiction uses a pulp noir-styled narrative to chronicle the misadventures of protagonist Atticus Turner. Peele and J.J. Abrams, two of the hottest producers of the moment, are sure to craft a unique series under the guidance of showrunner Misha Green.Candyman (2021) 84%Release Date: Sometime in 2020Key Players: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nia DaCostaWhy are we excited: Aquaman villain Yahya Abdul-Mateen II had a small role in Us, and Nia DaCosta has tapped him to play the titular character in her Monkeypaw-produced Candyman continuation. Peele has said Candyman is one of his all-time favorite horror films, and though he is not in the director s chair, he is co-writing the script, and as a producer on the project, he ll likely provide a guiding hand during development.The HuntRelease Date: Sometime in 2020Key Players: David Weil, Nikki Toscano, Al Pacino, Josh Radnor, Caleb Emery, Greg Austin, Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Saul Rubinek, Carol KaneWhy are we excited: The Hunt looks to be a Nazi version of the A-team. A ragtag group of 1970s Nazi-hunters living New York City go on the chase to track down hundreds of high-ranking Nazis. Al Pacino adds a huge must-see factor as this marks the Oscar winner s first credit in an ongoing scripted series. Weil and Toscano will act as co-showrunners for the series, which looks to be an equal mix of comedy and thrills. () Release Date: TBDKey Players: Keegan-Michael Key, Clay McLeod Chapman, Jordan Peele, and Henry Selick.Why are we excited: The first reteaming of Key and Peele after the hilarious Keanu is already enough to pique our interest. In this stop-motion animated series, they ll voice the titular pair of demon brothers, who are forced to battle their archenemy to earn their way out of hell. Adding their voices and writing chops, the sketch comedy duo joins forces with the stop-motion legend Henry Selick, whose credits include The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, and Coraline.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
How many film franchises go for as long and for as many installments as the Marvel Cinematic Universe has and still keep delivering critical favorites? The first reviews of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are calling it one of the best MCU entries yet. And those most qualified to speak on such elements offer particular praise toward the Asian representation and martial arts action as being exceptional for Hollywood blockbuster cinema in general.Here’s what critics are saying about Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings:Will Marvel fans love it? “The movie full on delivers the Marvel theatrical experience you’ve been jonesing for.” Rohan Patel, ComicBookMovie.com“Shang-Chi joins the ranks for me [with] Winter Soldier, Thor: Ragnarok and Infinity War as some of the best that Marvel has to offer… This is the best solo film in years.” Jon Nguyen, Flickering Myth“One of the best origin stories in the MCU.” Rachel Labonte, ScreenRant“Would rank it pretty high when it comes to Marvel origin stories. I’d say maybe only the first Iron Man and Black Panther movies do it better.” Brian Frederick, Pop Culture Leftovers“As Marvel remixes go, Shang-Chi is one of the more successful ones. Maybe not as stylistically strong as Black Widow and certainly not as much of a watershed moment as Black Panther.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“[It] puts to bed any concern fans might have had about a drop off in Phase IV of the sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe.” Brandon Katz, ObserverDoes it feel unique in the franchise?“Marvel breaks its own mold on multiple fronts… Shang-Chi is the most energized the MCU has been in years.” Jeffrey Zhang, Strange Harbors“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is most enjoyable when it shakes off the tedious franchise imperatives and forges its own path.” Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times“As familiar of a superhero origin story as Shang-Chi is, the film blessedly feels like the least Marvel of the solo films we’ve had lately.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“Shang-Chi barely feels like a superhero movie at all. If anything, it veers closer to the wistful grandeur of Disney’s live-action fairy tale adaptations.” Angie Han, Hollywood Reporter“At its most basic level this is very much another MCU affair. From a critical point of view, there is no reinvention of the wheel.” Therese Lacson, The BeatRyan FujitaniHow well does it handle the Asian representation?“Getting to see myself reflected in a Marvel blockbuster flick, despite its flaws, makes me excited for what more we might see from Shang-Chi.” Therese Lacson, The Beat“Cultural authenticity abounds in Shang-Chi.” Nancy Wang Yuen, io9“Shang-Chi makes major strides in representation; more than just plastering Asian faces on a screen, the film dives particularly deep into the Asian American experience.” Jeffrey Zhang, Strange Harbors“This film often feels like an actual reflection of the Asian American experience versus an uninspired Hollywood imitation.” Rohan Patel, ComicBookMovie.com“It’s a bit tiring to see another dragon trope involved in an Asian-led film. Which is a shame as there are subtle nods for the Asian diaspora to relish.” Laura Sirikul, Empire MagazineHow are the fight scenes?“You’ll be happy to hear the best parts of Shang-Chi are its elevated fight scenes.” Nancy Wang Yuen, io9“The action is fantastic… The choreography is the best yet in the MCU.” Laura Sirikul, Empire Magazine“Shang-Chi’s action conveys the one thing so many superhero films are missing: flavor… [It’s] the studio’s best action to date by a country mile.” Jeffrey Zhang, Strange Harbors“The best action I’ve seen in the MCU.” Jon Nguyen, Flickering Myth“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings doesn’t just boast the best action of the MCU, it manages to do it with two (two!) eye-popping action sequences that unspool before the film’s first act is over.” Kate Erbland, IndieWire“I’m no fan of fighting sequences but I enjoyed most of the ballet-like style Cretton devised for his movie.” Patricia Puentes, Ask(Photo by © Marvel Studios, © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Does it live up to its influences?“The movie may not live up to [its influences and] ambitions — the action is still too aesthetically anonymous, too CG-polished — but it’s nice that it has them to begin with.” Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times“It still only manages pale imitations of its influences: the wuxia-inspired sequences feeling more weightless than anything out of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and the Jackie Chan-inspired fight scenes feel more like the Hollywood takes on Chan’s work.” Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmHow is Destin Daniel Cretton as director?“He directs the film with such an infectious energy, always putting his characters first, and making you so invested in their individual journeys.” Rohan Patel, ComicBookMovie.com“At last, here is a director who knows martial arts is the core of the material, so Cretton ensures Shang-Chi’s action department will get full credit.” Nguyen Le, JumpCut OnlineHow does the movie look?“Wait until you see the gorgeous design of Ta-Lo in this film. Tons of eye candy and amazing creature designs.” Brian Frederick, Pop Culture Leftovers“There are stunning wuxia-inspired sequences that are as gorgeous as they are impressive.” Eric Eisenberg, Cinema Blend“[Cretton] manages to at least keep the film visually coherent (and in many of the wuxia-inspired moments, quite beautiful) even as it descends into CGI bombast.” Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmHow is Simu Liu as Shang-Chi?“Liu knocks it out of the park as Shang-Chi, adding a tad of levity to the known-to-be-serious comic book character.” Laura Sirikul, Empire Magazine“Simu Liu gives a charismatic, nicely understated performance, which helps mitigate the muddled storytelling.” Tim Grierson, Screen International“He’s responsible, respectful, charming, and carefree, making him instantly relatable to Asian-Americans across the country.” Rohan Patel, ComicBookMovie.com“As magnetic as Liu is in action, he struggles in quieter moments with a script that gives the character more backstory than personality.” Angie Han, Hollywood Reporter“Shang-Chi seems to have inherited much of his father’s martial-arts prowess but not nearly enough of his charisma.” Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times(Photo by Jasin Boland/©Marvel Studios)What about Awkwafina?“Awkwafina in particular becomes a vital source of levity for the script, and a welcoming audience surrogate as the film ramps up to a large battle.” Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com“Awkwafina, who has proven to be effortless in a layered role with The Farewell… isn’t allowed to go beyond ‘funnywoman’ here.” Nguyen Le, JumpCut Online“Awkwafina is, well, Awkwafina, for both better and worse… A few scenes allow her shtick to go on a beat or two too many.” Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsAnd Tony Leung as the villain?“The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s best ‘villain’ yet… Leung effortlessly proves he’s one of our greatest screen actors of the past 40 years.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“One of the MCU’s best villains… Perhaps the best MCU villain to-date.” Jeffrey Zhang, Strange Harbors“Tony Leung delivers one of the finest performances we’ve ever seen in the MCU and should go down as one of the franchise’s greatest antagonists.” Rohan Patel, ComicBookMovie.com“It’s the best performance from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, because the passion and grief it expresses is appropriately Leung-sized.” Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com“His performance anchors the film and expands the potential of the comic-book villain.” Shirley Li, The Atlantic“Leung as Wenwu provides depths of character in what could be a one-dimensional bad guy. However, the film’s real villain is grief.” Laura Sirikul, Empire Magazine(Photo by ©Marvel Studios)Are there any other standouts?“The dark horse is Meng’er Zhang’s Xialing… In a lesser film, she would be discarded to the sidelines, but there’s remarkable shading to her character that gives her some of the film’s best moments.” Jeffrey Zhang, Strange Harbors“Michelle Yeoh also plays a pivotal role, and is absolutely wonderful.” Rohan Patel, ComicBookMovie.comHow is the film s representation of women?“The strongest fighters depicted are the women…[but] even as Shang-Chi presents more badass women than most Marvel films, they exist to support a man’s journey.” Nancy Wang Yuen, io9“In drawing attention to Xialing’s personal history of neglect, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings insistently telegraphs its awareness of its own shortcomings.” Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times“Zhang’s Xialing has the most compelling backstory, but at times, it feels she is just there as set dressing for the main hero. It’s unfortunate she isn’t given more to do.” Laura Sirikul, Empire MagazineDoes the screenplay do the rest of the movie justice?“The script, by Cretton, Dave Callaham, and Andrew Lanham, charts a familiar enough origin story and journey of self-discovery, but there s fun and heart in the details.” Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects“Shang-Chi does have some pacing issues where the story, at times, becomes convoluted with so much information to set up the world of Ta Lo and how it relates to the MCU as a whole.” Laura Sirikul, Empire Magazine“The film’s middle sags with exposition and backstory, as its screenwriters attempt to maneuver around a few finicky problems.” Kate Erbland, IndieWireRyan FujitaniIs the movie funny?“The funny in Shang-Chi seems to reflect a millennial sensibility, making the mixture of action and comedy feel fresh for the MCU.” Nancy Wang Yuen, io9“Shang-Chi’s brand of humor almost reminded me of Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok.” Patricia Puentes, Ask“The cast manages to carry a strong sense of tongue-in-cheek humor throughout the film, with one later surprise character hailing straight from the Taika Waititi school of comedy.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“The jokes keep Shang-Chi from tipping over into self-importance, but they also rob it of some of its wonder.” Angie Han, Hollywood ReporterWhat about its themes of family?“They ve never quite been handled with the nuance and emotion granted the relationship between Shang-Chi and his father.” Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects“Liu infuses these struggles with a real believability and charm.” Kate Erbland, IndieWire“Black Widow is like the MCU worst family vacation scenario for superheroes, while Shang-Chi is a family reunion and a long-lost relative revelation.” Jana Monji, Age of the GeekIs Shang-Chi sexier than your typical Marvel movie?“This might be Marvel at its steamiest.” Nguyen Le, JumpCut Online“In a swerve uncharacteristic of superhero films… Shang-Chi’s prologue cranks up the sexiness and romance [with] one of the most passionate and distinct set-pieces Marvel has ever placed on film.” Jeffrey Zhang, Strange Harbors“Leung, one of our best cinematic romantic leads and devastatingly handsome to boot, manages to inject sex appeal into a Marvel film with merely a look.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm(Photo by ©Marvel Studios)Does it stick the landing?“The finale of Shang-Chi is truly unlike anything that’s come before. It’s pure unadulterated spectacle, and so fantastical, it’s very much like watching a comic splash page come to life.” Rohan Patel, ComicBookMovie.com“Though it falls victim to the dreaded Marvel third-act CGI muddle, Shang-Chi‘s is one of the more forgivable ones, if only because it verges on full fantasia.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“One of my biggest complaints is the heavy use of CGI in the final third of the film, which often felt clunky and ended up overshadowing the emotional scenes.” Therese Lacson, The Beat“Shang-Chi employs its muddled third act with reckless, disappointing abandon…[the] final act demolition derby is an MCU weakness writ large.” Jeffrey Zhang, Strange HarborsWill it make us excited for the MCU s future?“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings presents a bright future for Marvel Studios and the expanded cinematic universe.” Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies“Given what’s on show here, the future for Shang-Chi and Asian representation in the MCU looks bright.” Laura Sirikul, Empire Magazine“Shang-Chi is a step in the right direction, but we’ll have to see how Phase Four plays out to see if the MCU is really embracing diversity in a way that includes people of Asian descent.” Jana Monji, Age of the GeekShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is in theaters on September 3, 2021.
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1.75.4 6月喜迎we were able to use CGI the way we did.It s been so many great stunts; I d say this is in the top five, just off the cuff. I was like, Holy s t, we pulled it off. I was kind of blown away. My first reaction was giddy. What the scene does is, it connects you to your inner child. So when you re sitting in that theater, and you see that scene, the first thing that reacts is the inner child in you. And that s a testament to an iconic moment. The Impact: A Faster, More Furious FutureFast Furious Presents: Hobbs Shaw is in theaters August 2. (Photo by Universal Pictures)Thanks in part to its unparalleled, famously outsized action set pieces and an earnest, heartfelt tribute to Paul Walker, Furious 7 was a massive critical and commercial hit. Certified Fresh at 81%, it boasts the highest Tomatometer score of the entire franchise, and after a monster opening weekend, it went on to become not just the highest-grossing film in the series, but the eighth highest-grossing film of all time. That s no small feat, especially considering its roots in low-stakes car chases and small-time thievery.The film marks the high point for an ongoing franchise that, beyond its theatrical features, has also spawned high-concept theme park attractions, toys, video games, a touring live show complete with stunt driving and pyrotechnics, and a planned television series in the works. Later this year, audiences will be treated to the first Fast and Furious spinoff movie, Hobbs Shaw, which centers on the recurring characters played by Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.But there is a surprising depth to these movies, something in their frequently reiterated mantra about family and their uniquely diverse cast of characters, that might help explain their pop culture ubiquity. Just ask Vin Diesel. I ll go to do press and everyone will say, This is not a movie. This is tradition.' I was at the live show at the O2 arena earlier this year, and I had a moment where I saw the effect of this franchise, and what this franchise had represented. I ve had many experiences like that, where I ll go to do press and everyone will say, This is not a movie. This is tradition. And how people have embraced this saga and the themes in this saga, and people talking about the fact that they take their family to this movie, and it s the only time that they can discuss some humanity or morality or how we re supposed to treat people, treat each other and love each other. And that s all cool.It goes without saying that Fast and the brotherhood of it all Toretto and O Conner and all that the Fast represents in terms of family and multiculturalism and empowerment is very dear to me, and very sacred to me. And I work very hard, and I commit everything to realizing its best potential. Furious 7 was released on April 3, 2015. Buy or rent it at FandangoNOW.
Happy Valentine s Day! As many of you prepare to wow your better halves with fantastic displays of affection, you may also be looking for a snuggle-worthy romantic comedy to watch. With that in mind, we here at Rotten Tomatoes decided to poll our audience to see who everyone thought should be considered the Queen of Rom-Coms. We put together a list of 25 leading ladies from romantic comedies and asked you to vote one of them to the top, and the winner is Julia Roberts!The usual suspects garnered the most votes, with Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, and Sandra Bullock pulling in respectable tallies ranging from 7% to 10% of the vote. In the end, however, it came down to the wire, as two actresses who ruled the genre during the 1980s and 1990s nearly tied for the top spot: Meg Ryan, star of When Harry Met Sally, French Kiss, and a trio of comedies with Tom Hanks, including the iconic Sleepless in Seattle; and Julia Roberts, star of Pretty Woman, My Best Friend s Wedding, Runaway Bride, and Notting Hill. Ryan earned 20% of the vote, but it was Roberts who came away with the crown with 21%. See below for the full results of the poll, and click the link below to see who was crowned the King of the Rom-Coms.Find out Who Was Crowned the King of Rom-Coms HereFind out Who Was Crowned the King of Rom-Coms HereLike this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
ipation. We know Jenkins, Gadot, and the team can deliver; we now just want to see how they can top themselves (and what fabulous 80s flair they will bring). We also know that they changed the way audiences, and studio decision-makers, think about blockbusters. More women – from Cathy Yan (Birds of Prey) to Chloe Zhao (The Eternals) – are stepping up to helm major comic-book–based movies, and more female superheroes are hitting the big screen (Captain Marvel opens today; Birds of Prey, Black Widow, and more are on the way). Yet, again, the fullest picture of the power of Wonder Woman might be best grasped not on the big screen, but in the people sitting in front of it. Watching people come up to Gal is enough to bring tears to your eyes. “I spend a lot of time with Gal [Gadot] because she s my best friend in the world. Watching people come up to her is enough to bring tears to your eyes – like when you watch what effect she has on little kids when they come up and they look at her and they re so struck and inspired by her. That s really one of the most incredible things to see and that makes it all worth it.”Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot shake hands with a Girl Scout Troop at the Wonder Woman UN Ambassador Ceremony in 2016. (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage) When he saw Diana step over the edge in No Man’s Land, willing to brave the world, just like that, it was him. “There s this one fan interaction that really sticks out in my mind. I was at a screening at the Directors Guild of America Theater and a man was there in a wheelchair and he was sitting in the front row and wanted to talk to me after the screening. He reached out and he held my hand and he told me that so many times in the hospital he d had to have help on crutches and he would have no clothing on and he would have to stand up and be helped out of his wheelchair. It took all the bravery that he had in the world, and when he saw Diana step over the edge in No Man’s Land in just her Wonder Woman outfit, willing to brave the world, just like that, it was him. It felt like him and it made him cry and he got emotional as he was telling me. The fact that her decision to stand up and move forward, because she s an unlikely hero as a woman and as a vulnerable person, was striking that chord in other people. She s almost become a religion in my world. “To me, she has expanded in what she even meant to me originally. She s almost become a religion in my world because she s a better version of me and all of us, who really inspires me to be a better person and believe in the better of mankind, that mankind can be better than this. You know? I think that s what she stands for to me.”Wonder Woman was released on June 2, 2017. Buy it at FandangoNOW.
环球体育电竞 What Will Happen If Spider-Man Leaves the MCU?What will the MCU look like without Spider-Man? We re breaking down what the Sony/Disney split means for fans.Posted by The Rotten Tomatoes Channel on Wednesday, August 21, 2019Fans of Spider-Man and the Marvel Cinematic Universe now face a mid-credits scene more shocking than the one at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home. According to various reports emerging on Tuesday, the character, whose films rights are held by Sony Pictures Entertainment, may no longer be available to Marvel Studios, nor will that studio’s president, Kevin Feige, be involved in the next two planned installments of the Spider-Man film series starring Tom Holland.The whole thing feels like something pulled straight from a Marvel Comic, and it may leave some wondering what happened and why Sony would pull out of such a lucrative partnership (if, in fact, the move is indeed Sony s doing). The behind-the-scenes tale of Spider-Man on film is a frequently confusing mess of legal wranglings, unlikely cameos, and the last vestige of a Marvel Entertainment that no longer exists. But let s pull back the web of Spider-Man to see the players involved, what they can do by separating Spider-Man from Marvel, and what it all means for fans.The Saga Of The Cinematic Spider-Man(Photo by Columbia Pictures)Long before it became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, Marvel Entertainment was loose with its finances during the free-wheeling 1990s. The comics business was booming thanks to events like The Death of Superman and Marvel’s own X-Men #1 moving a million copies to retailers. But just a few years later, the market went bust, with plenty of those X-Men comics unsold on store shelves. Well, the stores that remained opened as the industry imploded and Marvel was in danger of going under. But alongside all of this, the Spider-Man film rights went on a journey from schlock film company Cannon Pic
The 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out in a pre-recorded award ceremony on Sunday, April 4, honoring achievements in acting in both film and television. The cast of Aaron Sorkin s The Trial of the Chicago 7 won for Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture, while all the solo acting prizes in the Film category went to Black and Asian perf This Week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering titles like Buck Rogers, Cleopatra, Furiosa, The Others, and Tut.This WEEK S TOP STORYMAD MAX: FURY ROAD PREQUEL LANDS THREE SUPERHERO STARS(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough, Kristin Callahan, Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)Director George Miller is getting closer to a filming start date for Furiosa, his prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road (Certified Fresh at 97%), about the life of Charlize Theron s character before she became well, the person she was in Mad Max: Fury Road. Back in March, we first heard that Miller was considering casting Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Emma.) as the younger Furiosa, and this week, that casting was confirmed. In addition to Taylor-Joy (who played Magik in The New Mutants), however, Miller has also cast Australian star Chris Hemsworth (Marvel s Thor, obviously) and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who played both Black Manta in Aquaman and Doctor Manhattan in HBO s Watchmen (our apologies if that s a spoiler for a show that aired a year ago). Hemsworth will reportedly play a character called Dementus who has a huge silver scar on his face, and Abdul-Mateen will play a character called Pretorian. Those names seem to confirm that the film will indeed be set in post-apocalyptic times, and not, as some might have guessed, before the end of the world. Tom Hardy is not expected to reprise his role as Mad Max, as his character would be much younger, and also because Max and Furiosa did not seem to know each other before they met in Fury Road. There is no release date yet for Furiosa, but George Miller plans to start filming in 2021, which suggests a date in 2022 or 2023. You can read here what Anya Taylor-Joy is already saying about being cast as Furiosa, and read here to find out what Miller might have planned for the prequel.Other Top Headlines1. GAL GADOT TO REUNITE WITH PATTY JENKINS FOR CLEOPATRA (Photo by Derek Storm/Everett Collection)Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world still hasn t seen Wonder Woman 1984, the second collaboration between star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins following their work together on the first Wonder Woman (Certified Fresh at 93%). We ve known for a while that Gadot and Jenkins have plans to eventually make a third Wonder Woman movie together, but what we didn t know until this week is that, in the meantime, they will be reuniting for another movie about a heroine with ancient mythologial roots. Gadot is now attached to star in and Patty Jenkins will direct Paramount Pictures Cleopatra biopic, based on the life of Cleopatra VII, the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt. Cleopatra has been a favorite epic subject for Hollywood since its earliest days, including Cecil B. DeMille s 1934 film starring Claudette Colbert and the 1963 film starring Elizabeth Taylor. There have been many attempts at Cleopatra biopics over the last several years, including one at Sony Pictures that in the past had both Angelina Jolie and Lady Gaga possibly in talks to star. That Sony project has been in development for over 10 years, and it s not known at this point whether Sony will push forward to compete with the Gal Gadot version, or whether Sony has given up on Cleopatra completely.2. OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR OF HAIR LOVE TO ANIMATE LIFE OF KING TUT(Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)Marvel Studios Black Panther was an milestone for many reasons, but one of them was that it achieved a level of live-action production design and world building that one more usually associates with animation. That style is called afrofuturism, and we re soon going to get a Sony Pictures Animation feature film called Tut, which will interpret the life of young Egyptian pharaoh King Tutankamun through an afrofutristic vision. Tut will be the animated feature film debut of director Matthew A. Cherry, who won the Academy Award this year for Best Animated Short for Hair Love (which you can watch on Facebook right here). Cherry s vision for Tut will take audiences on a journey through ancient Egypt and celebrate a culture that introduced the world to countless modern conventions and technologies. There is no voice casting news for Tut yet, and given the production time for major animated films, we probably can t expect to see it released until 2023 or later. Matthew A. Cherry will also be producing a 12 episode Hair Love spin-off series for HBO Max called Young Love.3. JOAQUIN PHOENIX GETS GOOD PART AS BONAPARTE IN KITBAG (Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)Just last week, we learned that 90 year old Clint Eastwood is preparing to direct and star in his next movie Cry Macho, and this week, another director who s nearly as old also announced a major new project. 82-year-old Ridley Scott wrapped filming this week on The Last Duel, starring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Adam Driver, and then in March, he will start filming Gucci, starring Lady Gaga. And then, after that (at which point he will be 83), Scott will direct Joaquin Phoenix in the epic Napoleon Bonaparte biopic Kitbag. The title reportedly refers to the kitbags carried by soldiers during war, and the expression that there is a general s staff hidden in every soldier s kitbag. The ambitious biopic will reportedly cover Napoleon s, swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine. Although Napoleon was a popular subject in Hollywood s earliest years, there hasn t been a major such movie since 1970 s Waterloo (Rotten at 27%), the box office failure of which is often cited as the reason why Stanley Kubrick gave up on his own Napoleon biopic in which Jack Nicholson would have starred.4. SELENA GOMEZ TO STAR IN BLACK SWAN-STYLE THRILLER SET IN FASHION WORLD(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Although Selena Gomez has stayed busy with her music (and the videos that go with it), supporting roles in movies like The Dead Don t Die (Rotten at 54%), and a Woody Allen movie few people have seen, you actually have to go back four years to 2016 and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (Fresh at 64%) to find a movie in which Gomez had a prominent role (and even that was as part of an ensemble). Gomez appears intent on fixing that soon, with this week s new project, and also the recent news that Gomez s voice role in Hotel Transylvania 4 may be larger than we originally thought. Gomez will produce ( and will likely also star) in a psychological horror film for STXfilms called Dollhouse, which is being compared to Black Swan, but set in the fashion world of New York City. Gomez s producing partners on Dollhouse will include Shaun Levy s 21 Laps Entertainment, whose filmography includes Arrival, Fist Fight, Kin, and Ryan Reynolds upcoming action movie Free Guy. (This probably goes without saying, but just to be clear, Selena Gomez s Dollhouse also has nothing to do with the FOX TV series starring Eliza Dushku.)5. SAMMY DAVIS JR. MAY BE FIRST RAT PACK MEMBER TO GET HIS OWN BIOPIC (Photo by Everett Collection)Over the last 20 years or so, there have been a few different attempts to adapt the lives of famous 1950s/1960s Rat Pack members like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin as biopics, but neither ever came to be (though HBO did portray them collectively in 1998 s The Rat Pack, Rotten at 57%). With no active development for biopics about either of those crooners, it s now looking more likely that the first major feature film about the life of a Rat Pack member will instead be about the life of Sammy Davis, Jr. Lena Waithe (Master of None, Ready Player One) is producing the Sammy Davis, Jr. biopic with MGM, and the screenplay will be adapted from the memoir Sammy Davis Jr: My Father by his daughter Tracey Davis. Sammy Davis Jr. had many personal distinctions, including both African American and Jewish heritage, multiple starring film roles, and several songs that made it to the Top 20 pop charts, including Something s Gotta Give, Love Me or Leave Me, and I ve Got to Be Me (possibly a great title for his biopic?).6. GODZILLA PRODUCERS REBOOTING CLASSIC SCI-FI HERO BUCK ROGERS (Photo by ©NBC courtesy Everett Collection)We re all so used to science fiction and superheroes that we can easily take it for granted that they ve always been around, but the origins for many genre concepts are relatively new. For example, it was only 92 years ago in 1928 that the sci-fi adventurer Buck Rogers was first introduced (predating Flash Gordon, John Carter of Mars, and thousands of superheroes, including Superman). Although Buck Rogers went on to become a popular 1930s and 1940s comic strip and serial star, the character has been relatively underused ever since, except for the 1979-1981 TV series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (starring Gil Gerard and Erin Gray), which may be well-remembered by Generation X, but probably not by many under 40. After several months of negotiations, Legendary Entertainment, the production company behind recent reboots like Godzilla and Dune, is now in development on a new feature film that would reboot Buck Rogers, focusing on a man who wakes up from centuries of suspended animation 500 years in the future. It s not yet known which version of Buck Rogers will be adapted, including for example, whether the reboot might include characters from the TV show like Twiki the robot and Erin Gray s Wilma Deering. In tangentially related news, Walt Disney Pictures is also now developing a feature film based on the popular theme park attraction Space Mountain.7. SANDRA BULLOCK S ADVENTURE TO THE LOST CITY OF D (Photo by ©Warner Bros.)It might feel a lot longer ago than 2009, but that was indeed the year that the romantic comedy The Proposal (Rotten at 45%), which as it turned out, was sort of one of the last hurrahs for the romantic comedy genre as a major Hollywood release (they re more common these days on streamers than in major theatrical releases). But when people do eventually go back to movie theaters post-COVID-19, they are still going to want date movies, so it s not at all surprising that some rom-coms are still in development, especially when they re hybrids with other genres. Sandra Bullock will produce and is attached to star in a Paramount Pictures romantic adventure called The Lost City of D, which is being compared to the 1984 classic Romancing the Stone. Although he s not signed, the producers reportedly also hope to recruit Bullock s Proposal co-star Ryan Reynolds to join her in their first movie together since. Sandra Bullock will star as an author who discovers that the fictional city she s written about is actually real, leading her to try to discover its location. The most recent screenplay draft was written by Dana Fox (Isn t It Romantic, Couples Retreat).8. ANIMATED WIZARD OF OZ SPINOFF MOVIE IN THE WORKS FOR DOROTHY S LITTLE DOG TOTO TOO (Photo by Everett Collection)Children s author L. Frank Baum wrote 14 Oz books, but the argument could be made that the amazing success of The Wizard of Oz has left such an overwhelming legacy that the other books were not adapted as frequently (or at all) as they would have been if the 1939 The Wizard of Oz had never existed. (Of course, the Oz would has indeed been revisited, usually as reimaginings like the Broadway musical Wicked, or the R B musical The Wiz.) Warner Animation Group is now developing another film in that vein, as the studio has made a deal with two-time Tony-nominated director Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!) to direct their musical adaptation of the book Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of The Wizard of Oz, which, as the title suggests, is basically the same story but from the perspective of Dorothy s dog. The most recent movie from Warner Animation Group was the prequel Scoob!, which ended up going to VOD because of the pandemic, but the Toto movie is reportedly still fully intended for a theatrical release (given how long animation takes, Toto is still a few years away anyway).9. THE OTHERS IS GETTING A REMAKE(Photo by (c)Dimension Films courtesy Everett Collection)It seems like most movie remakes come from about 20-30 years earlier for example, the 1980s had lots of 1950s remakes, and the 2000s and 2010s had a lot of remakes from the 1980s. So, as we re now 20 years from the year 2000, we can expect to see remakes of movies from the aughts start to appear, and one such project made the news this week. Universal Pictures is partnering with Sentient Entertainment (TV s Feud: Bette and Joan) to develop a remake of the 2001 supernatural thriller The Others ( Certified Fresh at 83% ), starring Nicole Kidman as a mother struggling to protect her children from a supernatural menace in their home. The original movie was set in England in 1945, but it s possible the remake may have a different setting (possibly modern times, or any other decade). It s also not yet known who will be adapting the screenplay, or who will be directing the film.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
This week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Indiana Jones 5, John Wick Chapter 4, and the next Star Trek.This WEEK S TOP STORYANTONIO BANDERAS JOINS INDIANA JONES 5(Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon/©Broad Green Pictures)Harrison Ford is now filming (after injuring his shoulder during rehearsals) the fifth Indiana Jones (the full title of which hasn t been announced yet) with director James Mangold (Logan, Ford v Ferrari), but we haven t really heard much about most of the film s c
环球体育电竞 (Photo by Jessica Miglio/™ & © DC Comics)But do you need to see that movie first?“It would help people know some of the characters in the sequel. On the other hand, people who watch the first movie are not going to want to watch another one.” Mike Ryan, Uproxx“It rewards returning fans while being accessible to new or casual viewers. As a result, The Suicide Squad is a delicious, deviant and delightful watch for everyone.” Molly Freeman, Screen RantIs it just like a Guardians of the Galaxy movie but R-rated?“To his credit, Gunn doesn’t simply repeat the Guardians of the Galaxy formula.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“It feels like a happy medium between the all-ages workplace comedy of the Guardians movies and the snarky misanthropy of his heroic satire Super.” Alonso Duralde, The Wrap“This comic-book based feature takes a decidedly different tone with its smart, enlightened sentiments. It doesn’t move or breathe like his previous projects.” Courtney Howard, Fresh Fiction(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics)Is Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn better in this one?“While there s no Birds of Prey references, this is definitely the new, improved Harley and she s a much stronger character for it.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“Robbie, now so at home in the role of Harley Quinn, gets to continue her narrative of self-actualization begun in her spin-off outing.” Clarisse Loughrey, Independent“We get to see a different side of her character…she’s not only a scene-stealer but carries the whole damn movie.” Zehra Phelan, HeyUGuys“This is hands down Robbie’s best performance as Harley, and the best written and directed Harley seen on the screen to date.” Tessa Smith, Mama’s GeekyAre there any other character standouts?“The prize for the single funniest character might go to Nathan Fillion’s T.D.K., who seems destined for internet meme stardom.” Matt Singer, Screen Crush“You’ll want to adopt King Shark.” Matt Goldberg, Collider“King Shark and Ratcatcher will likely emerge as fan-favourites, but it s honestly impossible to single out a weak link, due in no small part to the excellent performances.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com“Daniela Melchior delivers a star-making performance as Ratcatcher 2, carrying some of the film’s most poignant moments and its weirdest superhero gimmick with ease.” Jenna Anderson, ComicBook.com“So many characters only get brief moments to communicate who they are but dare I say, not even one of them doesn’t feel fully fleshed out.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics)How is the monstrous villain, Starro?“Starro totally delivers as an off the wall villain. Leave it to James Gunn to take a giant alien starfish, make it a villain, and not have it look ridiculous. Starro looks TERRIFYING.” Tessa Smith, Mama’s Geeky“It s actually difficult to imagine a more perfect antagonist for this film. Equal parts preposterous and terrifying.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com“Not only glorious to behold in an am I really seeing this? way, but [it] also comes complete with some subversive twists that few other mainstream comic book movies would go near.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“The movie joins the ranks of those spectacular but slightly absurd neo-kaiju movies in which the towering monster that fills the screen is candy for the child in you.” Owen Gleiberman, VarietyJust how funny is the movie?“It ought to be illegal just how hysterical The Suicide Squad is.” Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies“The most hilariously funny feature of the year.” JimmyO, Jo Blo’s Movie Emporium“The Suicide Squad is the sort of movie where comedy accompanies brutality, leading — at its best moments — to combinations of screaming and laughing.” Alonso Duralde, The Wrap“Much of the best and most enjoyable comedy comes from the Bloodsport’s exasperation.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics)Just how violent does it get?“This is the most insanely violent superhero blockbuster yet, making Deadpool look kind of sweet.” Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com“The Suicide Squad is brutal in such a way that I started to feel my limits for gross-out violence being tested…[but] never in danger of getting bored.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“No wilder than the sort of the thing you got in Deadpool or the more outré parts of The Dark Knight, but driven by an invigorating embrace of f**k-it-all no-futureness.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety“Never in a million years would I have guessed some of the most disgustingly gory scenes in a film could be so freaking beautiful at the same time.” Tessa Smith, Mama’s GeekyIs it more than just a bloodbath?“The violence and the outrageousness alone aren’t what makes The Suicide Squad tick – it’s Gunn’s understanding of the transgressive power of the outsider figure.” Clarisse Loughrey, Independent“The finale reveals a picture with much more on its mind than you would’ve ever expected.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics)Will we end up caring who lives and dies?“It’s clear that Gunn cares for each of these characters, bringing to The Suicide Squad some of the earnest empathy that he honed in his Guardians movies.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“It has actual stakes. Characters actually die…which adds a sense of worry and dread for the characters we find ourselves latching onto.” Mike Ryan, Uproxx“Yes, some deaths are inherently funnier than others, but there s also genuine emotion in some of the exits that few comic book movies manage.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“James Gunn also knows that behind every tidal wave of blood is a beating heart; character deaths mean nothing if you don’t care about them.” Jeffrey Zhang, Strange Harbors“And when there isn t the character development to make a death impactful, Gunn uses the film s R-rating to ensure it packs a punch to the gut, if not the heart.” Molly Freeman, Screen RantAre there any problems at all?“Gunn’s latest creation is not without moments that drag, but when it pops, it pops brilliantly.” Alonso Duralde, The Wrap“You certainly feel a bit of whiplash with the breakneck pace and constant jumps between horror, comedy and drama.” Nicola Austin, We Have a Hulk“One too many flashbacks lead to a disjointed feeling, not added interest as the device would suggest. Pacing is a bit of an issue.” Courtney Howard, Fresh Fiction(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics)Does it end with a bang?“The Suicide Squad finishes strong…the rare superhero movie where the third act is actually its best.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist“Perhaps I’m overestimating its final act’s prowess, but the comics fan inside was giddy with excitement.” Jeffrey Zhang, Strange Harbors“The third act feels like most other superhero third acts and it clumsily sets up its requisite future projects.” Jacob Oller, Paste MagazineWill this go down as one of the most memorable comic book blockbusters?“The Suicide Squad is sure to end 2021 as the year s most entertaining blockbuster.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“[It’s] the most bizarre mainstream blockbuster of all time.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.comThe Suicide Squad is in theaters and available on HBO Max from Friday August 6, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.