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Adjusted Score: -1% Critics Consensus: While Treadstone is as action-packed and frenetically paced as you'd expect from the Bourne universe, it lacks the narrative momentum and cohesion necessary to set it apart.亚博体彩APP下载苹果Subjective reality is still a key element of the series, and while audiences may still end up sympathetic to David’s pain, Hawley hoped viewers “realize over the course of the season how this need for love — that he feels is solely about him — begins to distance us from David a bit [and think,] ‘Oh, he s a very ill man.’”But even in that, his illness does not necessary equal villainy in the Golden Age comic book sense. David’s selfishness may, however, lead some to see him that way. “We expect our characters to learn and to be redeemed, but there are some people who aren t really capable of that,” Hawley said.Meanwhile, Amahl Farouk is, in fact, trying to redeem himself. Though, as Negahban put it, “it s more about saving the world and also saving David. He really cares about David.” Despite being the unambiguous evil orbiting David’s life in the first season, Farouk is a changed person when we meet him at the beginning of Season 3. “He s trying to be a good boy,” the actor said. “There has been a struggle for him to kind of determine whether [that is] right or wrong for him. And he s trying to discover that through his journey.”In some ways, the journey, as Negahban relayed it, parallels David’s major internal conflict. “He came from nothing. He became somebody, he had the power. He got lost in his power; he didn t know what to do with it. And his rage and anger took over,” he explained. “It goes full circle and it gets to the point that he realizes that that rage and anger is what is destroying him. So if he can get rid of that, he can redeem himself. He can redo everything.”(Photo by Pari Dukovic/FX)To some extent, Hawley said the conflicts mirror the tension between childhood and adulthood, adding that at least some of David’s issues go back to the moment his birth parents gave him up for adoption. And David’s attempt to stop Farouk in the past means he may run into his father, X-Men founder Charles Xavier (Harry Lloyd).Lloyd told us not to expect the “straight-laced Charles we know” from the X-Men films or animated television series.“It s trippy stuff,” said Stevens, adding there is “a lot of confusion and hurt, obviously” in regards to David s feelings on Xavier.“It is nice to finally to have this string that ties our crazy balloon to the main raft of the X-Men stories,” he continued. “And I think that will be satisfying to people who know and love X-Men and Legion. He also suspected Legion viewers not well-versed in X-Men lore will become curious about the Professor and his Merry Mutants: [It] might cause them to go and watch some other X-Men-y type things.”Of course, it remains to be seen if David will follow in his comic book counterpart s footsteps and end the world as viewers have known it. That story was ultimately resolved when somewhat familiar mutants from the new timeline learned about David s actions and prevented Xavier s death. It is a pretty out-there idea and, yet, fits pretty well into the framework of Legion. No one on set was willing to divulge if the ending resembles David s most infamous comic book turn, but Stevens said the end gives the whole story a meaning not readily apparent before. It s really delicately done, I think. And very beautiful, he said.Legion season 3 premieres Monday, June 24 at 10 p.m. on FXLike this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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0.38.6 8月喜迎Hallmark)Airs: Saturday, Nov. 24 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Alicia Witt, Colin FergusonEmma (Witt) returns home to celebrate Christmas for the last time with her siblings in the house they grew up in. After their parents recent passing, the siblings reluctantly agree to sell the family home on Honeysuckle Lane, leaving Emma in charge of its belongings. While Emma s mother s collection is being appraised, they find a hidden surprise that takes them on a journey to discover the power of love and family during the holidays.A Shoe Addict’s Christmas(Photo by ©2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Steven Ackerman)Airs: Sunday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Candace Cameron Bure, Luke Macfarlane, Jean SmartNoelle (Bure) is at a crossroads, in which it seems that love, a connection with her father, and her dream career are out of reach. Staying late at her job in a department store on snowy Christmas Eve, Noelle accidentally gets locked in after closing. She isn t too concerned about spending the night in the store — until a quirky woman appears, claiming to be her guardian angel. Noelle soon finds herself revisiting Christmases past, present, and future, as she must work with her new neighbor — a handsome, Christmas-loving firefighter — to plan the annual Christmas Charity Gala. Will visiting the holidays of yesterday and tomorrow help Noelle take new chances and discover the true spirit of Christmas?Mingle All the WayAirs: Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Jen Lilley, Brant Daugherty, Lindsay WagnerMingle All the Way founder Molly (Lilley) is determined to prove to her family that her new networking app, designed to pair busy professionals together for upcoming events without long-term romance, is a success. So she joins the app and meets another busy professional, Jeff (Daugherty), but they are horrified to realize that they ve already had two disastrous previous encounters. They agree to stay matched for all their upcoming engagements, however, and as the pair gets closer over the holiday season, their business arrangement might turn into something more.Christmas Wonderland(Photo by Hallmark)Airs: Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Emily Osment, Ryan RottmanSuccessful art gallery curator Heidi (Osment), who left her small town of Pleasant Valley with the dream of one day becoming a successful painter, has put her own art on hold. A week before the gallery s big Christmas party, she must return home to watch her niece and nephew and comes face to face with her high school love, Chris (Rottman), now a teacher. As Heidi spends more time in Pleasant Valley helping Chris plan the Christmas dance, she finds herself torn between life in the city and Pleasant Valley.A Majestic ChristmasAirs: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Jerrika Hinton, Christian VincentChristmas in the charming town of Briar Falls will be bittersweet for architect Nell (Hinton) this year, when she returns to her hometown to turn the historic Majestic Playhouse into a modern multiplex, much to the town s objections. The Playhouse has been home to their annual Christmas tableaux, which will now come to an end. Even though the renovation is her first big promotion, Nell wishes she hadn t been chosen for it, especially when she meets the new owner of the theater, Connor (Vincent), whose vision and ideas clash with her own. Connor hasn t had much experience celebrating Christmas, so Nell hopes that if she can give him a crash course during Briar Falls Twelve Day Festival and that he might just change his mind.Once Upon a Christmas Miracle(Photo by Hallmark)Airs: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Aimee Teegarden, Brett DaltonTold she would have less than a few months to live without a liver transplant, Heather Krueger s (Teegarden) time was running out when a kind stranger, Chris Dempsey (Dalton), heard of her plight and discovered he was a perfect match. The two met and before long a friendship developed into romance. The movie follows Heather and Chris journey over three Christmases as his selfless gesture leads to a Christmas miracle for everyone involved.Homegrown Christmas(Photo by ©2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Kailey Schwermann)Airs: Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Lori Loughlin, Victor WebsterAfter stepping down from her CEO dream job, Maddie (Loughlin) heads home for the holidays to gain perspective and runs into her old high school sweetheart Carter (Webster). Tensions quickly arise, and when forced to put on a Christmas dance for the local high school together, Carter and Maddie must put their differences aside and rediscover what made them fall in love all those years ago.Memories of ChristmasJean BentleyAirs: Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Christina Milian, Mark TaylorNoelle (Milian) was raised by the queen of Christmas. When she inherits her late mother s house, she finds out that her mother had been hiring someone to decorate it — Dave (Taylor), who convinces Noelle to let him carry on the tradition. As the display goes up, Noelle s defenses start to come down. She embraces the town s Christmas gala that was her mother s legacy, finds unexpected love, and develops a joy for the holidays that she never thought possible.Welcome to Christmas(Photo by ©2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Allister Foster)Airs: Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Jennifer Finnigan, Eric MabiusReal estate developer Madison Lane (Finnigan) must find a location for a new ski resort, and her boss tells her to take a trip to Christmas, Colorado, to consider the location and the incentive package they re offering. When a fender-bender with the town s welcome sign delays Madison, Sheriff Gage McBride (Mabius) gives her a ride into town so she can make her meeting while the car is towed and repaired. Little does Madison know, the town is on a mission to convince her that Christmas is the best place for the new ski resort. Madison grows to love the community and the spirit of Christmas that runs throughout, but is a resort really the right move for Christmas? Or would the town be better off keeping its charm and traditions intact?Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas(Photo by Hallmark)Airs: Sunday, Dec.9 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Josh Henderson, Megan ParkIt s the last Friday before Christmas in New York City and a massive storm is brewing. Small-town business woman Cara Hill (Park) is meeting with her banker while country music star Heath Sawyer (Henderson) is playing Madison Square Garden. When the flight to Tulsa they re both booked on is canceled, this unlikely pair of strangers winds up traveling together. Each has a secret — Heath hasn t written a song since his father died, and Cara s mother recently passed and her family s jam business is failing. Will Christmas provide a miracle — and a chance at love? Based on the Blake Shelton song.Entertaining Christmas(Photo by Hallmark)Airs: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Jodie Sweetin, Brendan FehrThe name of cookbook author, crafting expert, and television personality Claire is synonymous with perfection. As she contemplates retirement, her daughter Kara (Sweetin) is poised to become the new face of the Livingston brand. The only trouble is, Kara can t cook, sew, or do any of the signature things her mother is known for. When a young girl posts a video online requesting Claire s help to welcome home her deployed father for Christmas, Kara is sent in her place in an effort to prove herself a worthy successor to the board of directors and win the job. As Kara does her best to make a good impression, she gets more than she bargained for when the young girl s uncle (Fehr) turns out to be a reporter for the local paper, looking for his next story.Northern Lights of Christmas(Photo by Hallmark)Airs: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Ashley Williams, Corey SevierThe life of aspiring pilot Zoey Hathaway (Williams) is thrown off course when she unexpectedly inherits a reindeer farm, along with the dangerously handsome ranch hand Alec Wynn (Sevier). Zoey is now buried in taking care of reindeer and all the Christmas responsibilities and isn t sure about Alec, who has his own ideas how best to run things. Alec, who has never had many people have faith in him, opens up when Zoey invests trust in him, and the two fall for each other.A Gingerbread Romance(Photo by ©2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Kailey Schwerman)Airs: Sunday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Duane HenryWith Christmas just weeks away, the architecture firm Taylor (Mowry-Hardrict) works for enters her in a contest in which the teams will design and build life-sized gingerbread houses. After the contest, Taylor will likely be getting a promotion to a position in another city. The firm teams her up with Isabelle, a renowned French pastry chef with whom Taylor instantly locks horns. When Isabelle backs out, Taylor stumbles into a local bakery and meets Adam (Henry), a baker and single dad. In an act of desperation, Taylor convinces Adam to partner with her for the contest, arguing that winning would give the bakery and his designs much-needed exposure. For years Taylor has been resistant to call anywhere home for fear it will only be temporary. But the time she spends with Adam and his daughter in their cozy house, decorating for the holidays and exploring the town at Christmas, fills her with a longing for a place to call home.Small Town ChristmasAirs: Saturday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Kristoffer Polaha, Ashley NewbroughAuthor Nell Phillips (Newbrough) first book has become a surprise bestseller of the Christmas season. Nell s last stop on a nationwide book tour takes her to the town of Springdale, the hometown of Emmett Turner (Polaha), a young man she met over five years ago while both were junior copy editors at a New York publishing company. Nell was hurt when Emmett stood her up for a dinner date and then disappeared from New York without any explanation. As Nell is quick to admit, Emmett s colorful, nostalgic anecdotes about Springdale inspired her to write this book that is shaping her life and especially this holiday season.Jingle Around the Clock(Photo by Hallmark)Airs: Saturday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Brooke Nevin, Michael CassidyWhen Elle Bennet (Nevin) decides to reunite her college friends for a special Christmas celebration, her plans are thwarted by an opportunity at work she can t pass up: spearheading a Christmas campaign relaunch to prove she s ready for a career-altering promotion. She s forced to team up with advertising campaign fixer Max (Cassidy), who has a completely different take on the holidays, but as Elle and Max work together and learn more about each other s Christmas traditions, they unexpectedly find themselves falling for each other. Despite being pulled in so many directions and with the help of a little Christmas magic, will Elle pull off the perfect Christmas reunion, earn the promotion of her dreams, and ultimately find the love she s been searching for?Christmas at Grand Valley(Photo by Hallmark)Airs: Saturday, Dec. 22 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Danica McKellar, Brennan ElliottBurned out from the hubbub of the Chicago gallery world, artist Kelly (McKellar) returns home to the picturesque Grand Valley just in time for Christmas. Maybe her favorite town s shining season will reinvigorate her love of art and guide her down her next path. Leo (Elliott), businessman and all-star dad to his children, struggles to balance his time this holiday season. When he is assigned to review a hotel in Grand Valley for its value, he sees this as the perfect opportunity for a Christmas family vacation. When Kelly and Leo s worlds collide, she re-experiences her favorite Grand Valley traditions with Leo and his children and begins to find her way back to her passion for art.Christmas Made to OrderAirs: Sunday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Alexa PenaVega, Jonathan BennettWhen architect and Christmas amateur Steven (Bennett) finds himself hosting his family for Christmas, he recruits holiday coordinator Gretchen (PenaVega) to bring holiday joy to his home. Gretchen s expert Christmas spirit brings Steven s family together, but neither expected it to bring them closer to each other. After a great opportunity presents itself to Gretchen, she and Steven must decide what s really important in life.Christmas Bells are RingingAirs: Sunday, Dec. 23 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Emilie Ullerup, Josh KellyFreelance photographer Samantha (Ullerup) returns to Cape Cod for the first time since the death of her mother years earlier. She s going to celebrate her father s Christmas Eve wedding to the lovely Helen, but is anxious to revisit past memories. Having never been to the Cape during winter, however, she finds that it is a whole new experience. On deadline for a big Christmas spread that could ignite her career, she enlists the help of her childhood friend, Mike (Kelly), to show her around. In the time she spends in Cape Cod with her dad, Helen, and Mike, she finds meaning in her creative pursuits, falls in love, and realizes that Christmas is wherever your family is.When Calls the Heart: The Greatest Christmas BlessingAirs: Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Jack Wagner, Lori Loughlin, Erin KrakowWhen a group of orphans become stranded in Hope Valley for Christmas, their caretakers — sisters who have a mysterious backstory — lead Bill (Wagner) to investigate the circumstances of their arrival. He discovers the sisters and their orphanage are in jeopardy, so Abigail (Loughlin) and the other residents rally to make it a Christmas to remember for the orphans. Elizabeth (Krakow) organizes her students to engage in selfless gift-giving. That, along with a Christmas miracle, help bring wonder, hope, joy, and love to all.A Midnight KissAirs: Saturday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Carlos PenaVega, Adelaide KaneWith only one week to prepare, Lisa Patterson (Kane) and her family of party planners are given the biggest job in their company s history: a New Year s Eve party for tech entrepreneur Megan Clark. But when her brother breaks his leg and her parents head off on a planned vacation, Lisa must reluctantly enlist the help of her brother s visiting college buddy, David Campos (PenaVega), to help her pull off the event. But what Lisa didn t plan on was falling in love in the process.
Best-Reviewed TV Comedies 2019“Best comedy of the year?” we can imagine Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag saying, straight to camera, with a trademark smirk: “Try the decade.” And she’d be right. Amazon’s Fleabag not only stands above a stellar class of Certified Fresh 2019 comedies, but its second season is officially the best-reviewed season of TV of the entire decade, according to the Tomatometer. Fortunately for Barry, Russian Doll, Better Things, and One Day At A Time, which will all return in 2020, Waller-Bridge has no immediate plans for a season 3.The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2019. Scores might change over time.« Previous Category Next Category »
DC movies continue to turn the tide with the release of Aquaman, the first solo feature for the maritime member of the Justice League. While it won’t be brandishing as high a Tomatometer score as Wonder Woman, reviews for the James Wan-helmed superhero adventure are mostly positive out of the gate. Aquaman certainly sounds ridiculous, even from the raves, as this is a whole lot of movie (and maybe more). If you just take in the ambitious spectacle and enjoy Jason Momoa’s swagger, you’re in for a wild treat, my man.Here’s what the critics are saying about Aquaman:Is it actually any good?If you’ve ever wondered what pure joy looks like on screen, look no further than the latest film in the DC Universe. Germain Lussier, io9It’s a film for everyone. Catalina Combs, Black Girl NerdsIt’s kind of a shock that it doesn’t suck. Peter Debruge, VarietyWere it not for Black Panther and Into the Spider-Verse, Aquaman would easily clinch the title for best superhero movie of the year. Karen Han, PolygonIt’s a weird and wonderful superhero adventure that strives — and almost succeeds — to be the most epic superhero movie ever made. William Bibbiani, The WrapWhat about its place in the DC Universe?This is the movie Green Lantern was too reluctant to be. It’s the most unabashedly DC Comics-embracing movie in the current shared universe. Jim Vejvoda, IGNAquaman seems too afraid of falling into the much derided gravity of Snyder’s [DC movies], and does not have the courage to take any of its stakes seriously. Elena Lazic, Little White LiesAs with much about the DC universe, the whole thing is hobbled by carelessness. Eric Kohn, IndieWire(Photo by Warner Bros.)And when compared to Marvel?Comes closest to nailing that particular brand of self-aware humor and save-the-world earnestness that has been working so well over at Marvel. Anne Cohen, Refinery29When it gets trippy, it floats within hailing distance of Doctor Strange. Joshua Rothkopf, Time OutChange a few names and locations in the plot synopsis, and Aquaman could have been a Thor reboot. Eric Kohn, IndieWireHow crazy is it?Wan’s Aquaman is pulp, through and through, and it’s as broad and outlandish as you could possibly hope for. William Bibbiani, The WrapIt’s bonkers. It’s bananas. It doesn’t always work but when it does, oh wow is it fun. Germain Lussier, io9Its unapologetic ridiculousness is exactly why it’s so delightful, bucking so many of the rules set for the genre in the last decade. Karen Han, PolygonThere’s always some form of insane nonsense on the screen to keep you bewildered and entertained so you don’t really have the time or energy to focus on its more underwhelming aspects. Sean Mulvihill, FanboyNation.comDoes it go overboard?Wan’s film pushes too far sometimes, but that’s because it’s pushing as hard as it can. William Bibbiani, The WrapWhat seems like fifteen different subgenres are crammed into a submarine ready to burst…no scene ever contemplates the phrase too much. Matt Donato, We Got This CoveredInstead of making one Aquaman movie, Wan has made three or four, spinning the wheel and changing modes whenever one idea dries up. Eric Kohn, IndieWireIt’s as if someone told Wan and team that Aquaman would be the title character’s one and only shot at a solo movie, and they made sure to go for broke. Alex Abad-Santos, VoxThis is a movie that wants to kill you with sensory overload. (It may have even succeeded. I’m fairly sure I am writing this as a ghost. Boo.) Mike Ryan, Uproxx(Photo by Warner Bros.)How does Aquaman look?The production designers have outdone themselves here imagining an elaborate other world beneath the ocean’s surface. Peter Debruge, VarietyDubbing Aquaman one of the year’s most accomplished visual achievements is no hyperbole… Atlantis’ sunken megacity stuns on par with Black Panther‘s unveiling of Wakanda. Matt Donato, We Got This CoveredAquaman’s greatest strength is its visual style. Even when it borders on bioluminescent whimsy, it’s so distinctly and ceaselessly its own. Alex Abad-Santos, VoxAquaman s visuals are less Jungle Book photo-realism, more Lisa Frank razzle-dazzle. Angie Han, MashableDoes it deliver on the action?Imagine if someone cut together all the biggest action sequences from the last few decades of Hollywood. Helen O Hara, Empire MagazineThere are moments when the action is just so wildly absurd that you can’t help but just stare at the screen in awe of Wan’s audacity. Sean Mulvihill, FanboyNation.comThe majority of the time the action set pieces seem quite arbitrary… this saddles the overlong film with a ponderous, grinding feel. Todd McCarthy, Hollywood ReporterIt’s confusing but not quite incoherent. Peter Debruge, Variety(Photo by Warner Bros.)How is Jason Momoa?What a perfectly cast superhero…take away Momoa’s steady presence, and you’re looking at an overstuffed mess. Mara Reinstein, US WeeklyAquaman hinges on Momoa’s natural swarthy charisma and charm, and Wan’s willingness to let those things shine makes the movie enjoyable. Alex Abad-Santos, VoxThis movie doesn’t work without Jason Momoa. Mike Ryan, UproxxHe leans into the absurdity of his appearance. He knows he’s ripped and superhuman, so why pretend otherwise? But none of that really qualifies as acting. Anne Cohen, Refinery29Do the other characters shine?Watching Kidman kick ass for a few minutes makes a good enough case for an Atlanna standalone movie. Eric Kohn, IndieWireHeard sleepwalks through her part and has zero chemistry with Momoa. Mara Reinstein, US Weekly[Heard] fails to really connect, and big part of that is just how indifferent the script for Aquaman is towards its women characters – of which there are only two. Sean Mulvihill, FanboyNation.comIf there’s one thing to like about Aquaman, it’s that the film allows women such as Mera and Atlanna to kick some ass. Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the MoviesDolph Lundgren brings a gruff gravitas to his supporting role…Between this and Creed II, we are in the midst of a Lundgrenaissance – and I’m totally fine with that. Jim Vejvoda, IGN(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)How are the villains?I love Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta. Mike Ryan, UproxxAbdul-Mateen II brings a ferociousness and intensity that works for that character’s specific arc, but feels out of place as it only matches some of the tones that Aquaman is juggling. Spencer Perry, ComingSoon.netBlack Manta starts out strong but feels increasingly superfluous… Meanwhile, Orm feels curiously underdeveloped — it s only Wilson s performance that keeps him from being a total snooze. Angie Han, MashableBlack Manta could have been saved for the sequel and this movie wouldn’t have suffered for it. Jim Vejvoda, IGNSo we should look forward to more Aquaman?If it stays in the water a bit too long — well, I d still come back for a sequel. Angie Han, MashableAn Aquaman sequel is reportedly in the works.The filmmakers just need to find the heart of their ocean. Johnny Oleksinski, New York PostAquaman opens everywhere on December 21.
亚博体彩APP下载苹果 Join us weekly as Rotten Tomatoes reports on what s opening, expanding, and coming to the specialty box office. From promising releases from new voices to experimental efforts from storied filmmakers – or perhaps the next indie darling to go the distance for end-of-year accolades – we will break it all down for you here each week in Fresh Indie Finds. This week at the specialty box office, we find a documentary about a firebrand Texas journalist who famously dubbed President George W. Bush shrub (aka The little Bush) and a political thriller, starring Keira Knightley, about translator-turned-whistleblower Katharine Gun, who risked everything to bring light to an illegal spying operation by the United States of America. In our Indie Trailer section, we find new clips featuring Tye Sheridan and Jeff Goldblum and a new documentary on Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher.Opening This Weekend
It’s the first ever director face-off in our Vs. series, and it’s an epic battle between two of the most influential filmmakers of our time – especially when it comes to action and sci-fi cinema. In the one corner you have Sir Ridley Scott, the man who gave us Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, and… The Counselor. (Mean, we know.) In the other corner is James Cameron, the man who gave us Aliens, The Terminator, Titanic, and… Piranha II: The Spawning. (Really.) Which director comes out on top when it comes to box office, Tomatometer and Audience Score, influence, and more? Rotten Tomatoes Contributing Editor Mark Ellis is crunching the numbers and making the big calls and, as ever, if you don’t agree with the verdict, let us know in the comments.Thumbnail images by Everett Collection and ©Fox 2000 courtesy Everett Collection American Horror Story, with Murphy as showrunner, is FX’s most-watched original series. (THR)New Trailers: Aaron Paul Joins Westworld in Trio of Season 3 TrailersMore trailers:Westworld, season 3, Free Will Is Not Free (HBO)Westworld, season 3, Your World (HBO)Little Fires Everywhere, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington (Hulu)Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker, starring Octavia Spencer (Netflix)Making the Cut, a new fashion-themed reality competition series starring Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum (Prime Video)The Letter for the King, starring Amir Wilson (Netflix)Betty, Skate Kitchen-inspired skateboarding dramedy (HBO)Ugly Delicious, season 2, starring Momofuku founder David Chang (Netflix)The Most Dangerous Animal of All, a docuseries about the Zodiac Killer (FX)Power franchise spin-offs (Starz)My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name, season 2 (HBO)Vagrant Queen, starring Adriyan Rae (Syfy)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.Casting News: CBS Finds Its Clarice Starling for Silence of the Lambs Series(Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Hulu)Pretty Little Liars and The Originals alum Rebecca Breeds has been cast as Clarice, the titular role in CBS’ sequel series to the Jodie Foster movie classic The Silence of the Lambs. Clarice, which has a series commitment at the network, takes place a year after the events of the movie, and finds Clarice graduated and working with more criminals like Hannibal Lecter.My Name Is Earl star Jason Lee will star in the ABC pilot Valley Trash, playing an attorney described as “a modern-day Atticus Finch for people who can’t afford a lawyer.” The series is produced by Fresh Off the Boat creator Nahnatchka Khan. (Deadline)Ryan Phillippe has joined John Carroll Lynch and Dedee Pfeiffer in the David E. Kelley ABC legal drama The Big Sky. Phillippe will play a former cop-turned-PI who gets caught up in an investigation into a series of kidnappings in Montana. (THR)Kelsey Grammer will guest star in the first season finale of CBS’s Patricia Heaton comedy Carol’s Second Act as a “formidable force who shocks Carol (Heaton) and the rest of the doctors at Loyola Memorial Hospital with a revelation that will affect all of them.” If the show is renewed for a second season, Grammer will become a recurring presence, re-teaming him with Heaton, who he co-starred with in the 2007 Fox sitcom Back to You. (Deadline)Breaking Bad and Life in Pieces star Betsy Brandt will co-star with comedian Jim Jeffries in the NBC comedy pilot Jeffries. She’ll play the best friend and mother of his child to the fictionalized version of Jeffries, in the pilot from Sean Hayes’ production company. (Deadline)Seann William Scott, last seen on Fox’s Lethal Weapon series, is returning to the network for the pilot This Country. Created by Jenny Bick and Paul Feig, the mockumentary comedy is based on the BBC comedy of the same name, and revolves around a pair of cousins trying to make their dreams come true in small-town Ohio. Scott will play a new resident of the town who tries to mentor the cousins. (THR)(Photo by © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)The Walking Dead alum and Guardians of the Galaxy star Michael Rooker will play the Secret Service agent in charge of protecting the Vice President (David Oyelowo) in the Showtime drama pilot The President Is Missing, an adaptation of the book of the same name by James Patterson and Bill Clinton.Saturday Night Live alum Ana Gasteyer will star in the NBC comedy American Auto, playing the CEO of a Detroit auto company whose executives are trying to maneuver the changes facing their industry. (THR)Grammy-winning rapper Coolio will play a Las Vegas businessman in HBO Max’s drama pilot Vegas High, about a young woman who’s caught between two lifestyles: the fast-paced Vegas life, and her Mormon community. (Deadline)Oliver Hudson and Malin Akerman will co-star in the CBS comedy pilot The Three of Us, about a trio of siblings who band together when one of the sisters (Akerman) learns her husband is divorcing her. (THR)Mekai Curtis (Kirby Buckets) will play the adolescent version of 50 Cent’s Kanan Stark in the Power prequel series Power Book III: Raising Kanan.Kelly Clarkson will return as host of the Billboard Music Awards, on April 29, from Las Vegas.(Photo by JA/Everett Collection)The Detour and Justified alum Natalie Zea will star in the NBC drama pilot La Brea, about a family that is separated when a giant sinkhole opens in Los Angeles. Michael Raymond-James (Terriers) plays her character’s husband. (TVLine)Saturday Night Live alum Molly Shannon will co-star with fellow SNL vet Vanessa Bayer in the pilot for the Showtime comedy Big Deal. Shannon will play a home shopping channel host, and the co-worker of Bayer’s character, a woman who survived childhood leukemia (as Bayer did in real life) and has landed her dream job as a shopping network host.True Detective alum Sarah Gadon will play Evel Knievel’s wife, Linda, in USA Network’s limited series Evel, starring Milo Ventimiglia as the legendary daredevil. The series, which also stars David Krumholtz and is executive produced by Ventimiglia, focuses on Knievel’s 1974 attempt to rocket jump across Snake River Canyon in Idaho.9JKL star Liza Lapira will join Queen Latifah in the CBS pilot for The Equalizer reboot. Queen Latifah will play the titular role, while Lapira will play her friend and former colleague-turned-bar owner who’s also a one-time Air Force sniper. (Deadline)Soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe will host Quibi’s Prodigy, which will profile future athletic superstars age 21 or younger.Teri Polo and Matt Lucas will star in the Fox dramedy pilot The Big Leap, about a group of underdogs who compete to win a reality TV competition series that would earn them a spot in a modern remake of Swan Lake.Development News: Hulu Gets a Double Dose of Emmy Winner Tony Hale in The Mysterious Benedict Society(Photo by Colleen Hayes/HBO)Veep and Toy Story 4 star Tony Hale will play a set of twins in the Hulu series The Mysterious Benedict Society. Based on Trenton Lee Stewart’s bestselling young adult novel of the same name, the series will feature the Emmy winner as Mr. Benedict, a wealthy, eccentric man who sends four orphans on a secret mission, and as Mr. Curtain, Mr. Benedict’s smart, villainous brother.Josh Brolin is teaming with executive producer Brad Pitt to star in Amazon’s Outer Range, a drama about a Wyoming rancher who’s fighting for his ranch and his family when he discovers an “unfathomable mystery” in the wilderness. Brolin, whose character’s name – Royal Abbott – sounds like he should be on a daytime soap opera, will also be an executive producer on the series. (THR)Liz Tigelaar, showrunner on Hulu’s upcoming limited series adaptation of Celeste Ng’s novel Little Fires Everywhere, will also be the showrunner for the streaming service’s adaptation of Judy Blume’s 1998 adult novel Summer Sisters. Blume will also be an executive producer on the series, a coming-of-age story about two friends who spend every summer together growing up, but whose lives take very different paths as adults. (THR)A commercial during the Feb. 24 episode of The Bachelor revealed ABC is looking to cast “seniors looking for love,” meaning a more mature (in every sense of the word, we hope) version of the dating reality series could be on the way.Audio from select episodes and interviews of The Oprah Winfrey Show will be released as podcast episodes. Twenty-five years of “unforgettable and inspirational a-ha moments, ugly cries and surprises” will debut March 3 on Apple Podcasts.(Photo by © NBC)No reunion of The Office cast (yet), but the Dunder Mifflin characters will be featured in a new book – a children’s book – in October. The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary is written by Robb Pearlman, with illustrations by Melanie Demmer, and revolves around the adventures of kiddie versions of Michael, Jim, Pam, Stanley, Dwight, and the rest of the paper crew. The book will follow Andy Greene’s oral history of the series, The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s, out on March 24. (Mashable)Netflix will stream Stateless, the six-part immigration drama starring Cate Blanchett, Dominic West, and Yvonne Strahovski. The series was created for ABC in Australia, where it will premiere on March 1. Netflix will host the series elsewhere across the globe later this year. (Variety)They’re not ratings officially, but Netflix announced they will share with viewers a daily list of top 10 programming on the site, broken out by top Netflix overall, top 10 TV series, and top 10 movies. The top 10s will appear as separate rows when you log in to the streaming site.Disney+ has moved its Love, Simon TV spin-off – Love, Victor – to Hulu, reportedly because alcohol use, parental marriage drama, and sexual content made the series too mature for Disney+ audiences, according to TheWrap. The move comes after Disney+ did the same thing with the Zoe Kravitz-starring series adaptation of the movie High Fidelity. (The Wrap)Hosts Nick and Vanessa Lachey will gather the cast of Netflix’s Love Is Blind together for a reunion on March 5. The special will unspool on Netflix’s YouTube channel.Thumbnail image: Frank Ockenfels/FX and Steve Granitz/WireImage
For Margot Robbie, Birds of Prey (And the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) has been a passion project five years in the making. Ahead of the movie’s release, Rotten Tomatoes correspondent Naz Perez sat down with Robbie to ask why she felt so connected to this character and why she worked so hard to bring her story to the big screen. Of course, Birds of Prey is a Harley Quinn movie, but it’s no solo outing: We also spoke with the Birds themselves – Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Rosie Perez – and co-stars Ella Jay Basco and Chris Messina about working with Robbie and creating some of the DCEU’s most epic action scenes yet. Plus, director Cathy Yan talks creating a Gotham City befitting her leading lady and working with Robbie to bring out Harley’s more vulnerable side.
亚博体彩APP下载苹果 From its humble beginnings at the U.S. Grant Hotel to the modern, sprawling celebration of all things nerdy across the city, Comic-Con International: San Diego (originally San Diego s Golden Star Comic-Con) is an annual tradition many plan their entire year around. It is a convention like no other – some would say to its detriment – as film, television, games, and even comics bring their top talent and offer exclusive first looks at upcoming products. But more than being a giant pop-up shopping mall, Comic-Con is an experience filled with unexpected moments.The show is celebrating its 50th year this week and we could not help but be nostalgic about its past and some of the biggest moments in its wild history. Or, at least, the biggest moments in regard to the convention s relationship with film and television. Though there was always a media presence at the show, it really solidified its power in the 1990s, becoming a driving force in the new century. Naturally, though, the connection between comic books and other media will permeate this list as there would be no Comic-Con experiences without them. With that in mind, these are the 21 Comic-Con moments we remember most from 50 years of an awesome con.21. The San Diego Convention Center Expands And Hall H DebutsComic-Con first moved to the San Diego Convention Center in 1991. At the time, it comprised halls A-C. After the Convention Center expanded in the early part of the century, the show moved into hall D in 2001 and halls E-G the next year. The added space allowed media companies to put out big displays – like the Time Machine prop from the 2002 remake and an early Masters of the Universe toy revival – while leaving halls A-C as the domain of comics and collectables traders. The completed 2002 expansion gave us the current size of the exhibition floor, but 2004 would prove to be one of the most important years in terms of the convention s overall size with the debut of Hall H. At the time, it was just a 6,000-seat event space, but it would soon become one of the keys area of the entire venue.20. The X-Men Panel Gets Pulled At The Last MomentIn 1999, studios were still getting their footing in bringing talent to Comic-Con in an organized way. In the case of 20th Century Fox, this meant bringing some footage from their upcoming X-Men feature to Room 6AB (the Hall H of its day) along with director Bryan Singer and producer Lauren Shuler Donner. The room was full of excited fans, but after a brief shot of the White House on the projection screen, a Comic-Con staffer announced the panel had been canceled. This was before Singer’s alleged improprieties became public, but it may be an example of his legendary tardiness. It also highlights how recently the convention became a highly regimented publicity machine. Cancelling a panel after its scheduled start time would never happen today.19. Flynn’s Arcade Reopens(Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)Off-site activations made it possible for those not going to Comic-Con to still enjoy some of the fun. And in a number of ways, 2009 s Flynn’s Arcade – a promotion for the then-upcoming Tron: Legacy – set the tone for the most successful pop-ups. Designed to recreate the arcade from the original Tron film, guests could play classic arcade games like Galaga before the Tron arcade cabinet lit up, revealing a whole new area of the exhibit. Inside, guests saw concept sketches for the film and a full-scale lightcycle prop. They also walked away from the hip event with Flynn’s Arcade t-shirts and a memory of something genuinely unexpected from Comic-Con. The immersiveness and quality freebies of Flynn s Arcade continue to influence activations, such as 2017 s Blade Runner 2049 experience.18. Hellboy Debuts In San Diego Comic-Con Comics #2 (1993)For a time, Comic-Con published a free comic book in association with Dark Horse Comics. The second yearly issue featured Mike Mignola’s first sketch of Hellboy. The character was mostly formed, even if his dark destiny and the BPRD were still a year or so from debuting in the pages of Dark Horse s first Hellboy series, which would eventually become the basis for Guillermo del Toro s 2004 Hellboy feature film. The character’s debut, however, illustrates how big Comic-Con things can happen literally in the pages of a comic book.17. Bryan Cranston Roams The Exhibit Floor As Walter WhiteSetting off a tradition of sorts – though there were some precursors – Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston surprised fans in 2013 when he revealed he was roaming the exhibition floor ahead of his panel dressed as the show s lead character, Walter White. Decked out in khakis and a plaid shirt, Cranston completed his disguise with a disturbingly life-like pull-over mask of his own face. Since he had a video crew with him, you would think more people would’ve guessed what was happening, but he correctly surmised most con-goers would assume it was a YouTube thing. Since that time, plenty of stars have used disguises to get some shopping done or experience the crowd. But few have pulled it off with such panache. Well, except maybe Matt Smith and his use of a Bart Simpson mask during the same convention.16. Lost Finds Early FansIf there was one hot topic following the 2004 Comic-Con, it was the screening of the Lost pilot. In an early attempt to bring a wider cross-section of genre shows to Comic-Con, ABC screened the first episode to a crowd of people vaguely aware of J.J. Abrams and/or Matthew Fox. It started a buzz which led the early adopters to make Lost one of the greatest Comic-Con success stories thanks to their talk of polar bears and potential dinosaurs. Granted, the dinosaurs turned out to be Jacob in the end. This was the moment television really took hold at Comic-Con, a mutually beneficial relationship which continues to this day.15. The Star Wars: Force Awakens Concert(Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images )A more recent big moment came during the 2015 Comic-Con when Abrams made a triumphant return to the show as the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While he played coy about plot details with the panel moderator, he wowed the Hall H audience by inviting them to a concert of Star Wars music performed by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. Most of the 6,000 attendees (with lightsabers in hand) followed Abrams to a nearby concert stage on one of the jetties behind the convention center. But anyone still inside Comic-Con for Friday night programming – like, say, the Klingon Lifestyles Presentation – could still hear the event and the fireworks following the performance.14. Quentin Tarantino Misses The Kill Bill PanelIn 2003, Quentin Tarantino planned to regale fans with tales of his then-upcoming Kill Bill. His old pal Michael Madsen would be with him and they would show the audience assembled in Ballroom 20 the trailer for Volume 1. But one thing Tarantino did not plan for was an accident on the southbound Interstate 5 Highway earlier that day involving a truck filled with fiberglass insulation. It took hours to clean up and Tarantino missed the panel entirely, leaving a bewildered Madsen to answer questions from the audience. Over the years, the southbound I-5 has bedeviled con-goers thanks to exotic spills of crude oil, mattresses, and even meat formerly ready for store shelves. This moment is in honor of all the people who brave the roadways to get to Comic-Con. Tarantino, meanwhile, made sure to book extra travel time for subsequent Comic-Con panels promoting Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight.13. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Takes Over Both Hiltons, Hall H, And The Balboa TheaterWhile Flynn’s Arcade may be the most memorable off-site activation, Universal’s 2009 domination of Comic-Con to promote Scott Pilgrim vs. The World may be the biggest film rollout ever executed at the event. Utilizing exhibit space next to the Hilton Gaslamp, the pop-up offered a look at the film, a really awkward standee of star Michael Cera, and a bar where fans could get custom-made t-shirts. There was even ice cream at certain parts of the day. The movie poster was painted onto the tower of the nearby Hilton Bayfront and, in a show of strength, the studio arranged for the film to be screened over three evenings at the Balboa Theater up the road – though the first night was a surprise for all those who attended the Hall H panel. Considering the film’s origins and tone, Comic-Con was its key market and the studio made a tremendous effort to treat con-goers like royalty. The film itself may have faded from the public consciousness, but Universal s attempt to court the Comic-Con crowd will always be remembered.12. Kevin Feige Suggests Movie CrossoversThankfully, video exists of a 2006 Marvel Studios panel in which Kevin Feige was asked about a potential crossover between its characters. This was still before any of the grand designs were known beyond the planned films based on Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and Thor. Nonetheless, Feige offered this response: There s no coincidence that that may, someday, equal the Avengers. Having that possibility on the horizon is something that excites all of us.” Little did anyone know at the time that it would all become a reality, although those in attendance cheered at the mere suggestion. In hindsight, his stumbling through the response suggests he knew he was giving the game away. It would be the last time Feige would ever offer such a straightforward answer in public.11. The Dark Knight Orchestrates A Joker Scavenger Hunt(Photo by © Warner Bros. Pictures)The Dark Knight’s marketing campaign was one for the ages with Harvey Dent rallies and fans getting phone calls to see the first nine minutes of the film. But one of the best stunts involved a scavenger hunt across San Diego’s Gaslamp district. Clues were literally written in the sky and handed out by people in Joker attire – the alleged perpetrator of the scavenger hunt. In the end, participants were awarded a link to The Dark Knight s online teaser, but for those ordered by the Joker to adopt his signature make-up, it was one of the best Comic-Con publicity stunts ever executed.10. Harrison Ford Escorted To The Stage In HandcuffsIn another case of best laid plans going awry, Harrison Ford’s first Comic-Con appearance was overshadowed by one of the most infamous moments to ever occur in Hall H. Shortly before Ford’s panel – a promotion for the in-production Cowboys and Aliens – was set to start, an argument over a seat at the back of Hall H turned into a violent scene with one man stabbing another in the eye with a pen-knife. The hall was locked down and programming delayed while San Diego police rushed in. The perpetrator was taken into the custody, the victim went to the hospital, and when the panel finally began, director Jon Favreau and Ford went ahead with a joke they planned long before the incident – Ford came onto stage in handcuffs and escorted by security. The idea: Ford had to be dragged from the set to make his first Comic-Con appearance. But thanks to the stabbing, the moment read in a very different light. It also eased the brewing tension in the hall that night.9. Ryan Reynolds Recites The Green Lantern OathThe 2011 Green Lantern film is little more than a punchline star Ryan Reynolds uses in other, better comic book movies. But before the film s fate was decided, it had its Comic-Con moment during a 2010 Hall H presentation when a little boy asked Reynolds what it felt like to recite the Green Lantern oath. After taking a moment compose himself, Reynolds said, it sounds a little something like this and recited the oath from memory. The boy, visibly moved by the performance, showed Reynolds his child-sized Green Lantern ring. The actor responded by showing off its big budget movie counterpart. Over the years, questions from children have led to man memorable moments, but few are as pure as this.8. Zack Snyder Shares A Dark Knight Moment From Batman v Superman(Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)Back before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice divided online fandom, director Zack Snyder was happy to share a first look with fans in Hall H during the 2016 Warner Bros. Pictures presentation. The scene featured Ben Affleck’s Batman in an armored suit ready to go 10 rounds with the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill). The scene, heavily influenced by a similar sequence in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns suggested a certain tone for the movie and a wish-fulfillment for the director. And for those in attendance, it sparked a hope about DC’s film universe which never quite came to fruition. But in that moment, all things seemed possible.7. The Ravagers Invade Marvel Studios 2015 PanelBefore we knew how important Taserface (Chris Sullivan) would be to the shape of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – a recurring punchline – Marvel brought Sullivan, along with the rest of the Ravagers, to the Hall H stage in full makeup. Emerging from the back of the hall, the group played at harassing fans and mocked the panel moderator from afar. When they finally made their way to the dais, Sullivan and Sean Gunn answered questions as Taserface and Kraglin in a routine far funnier than it had any right to be. In a presentation which featured the debut of the first footage from Spider-Man: Homecoming and Brie Larson’s first public appearance as a MCU cast member, it stands as the most delightful moment of that year, thanks mainly to Sullivan’s dedication as Taserface.6. The Iron Man TrailerBeginning a tradition which continues to this year – with a few pauses along the way – Marvel Studios brought its first clip to Comic-Con in 2007: a four minute version of the first Iron Man trailer. Extending some of the scenes in which Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) built his first suit in a cave with a box of scraps, the silence among the crowd (punctuated along with a few laughs thanks to Tony s quipping) lingers today as the palpable sense that this movie was different. The audience finally exploded into cheers when the Mark I Iron Man suit made its debut, confirming this was the film almost every comic book fan was waiting for. The intensity only grew as the trailer revealed the Mark III suit and Iron Man flying with an escort of fighter jets. An auspicious beginning to the studio s near-dominance of the convention in the years to come.5. Andrew Garfield Cosplays As Spider-Man To Crash A Panel(Photo by Wendy Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images)Hall H Q A sessions are known for awkward questions, the Button Lady, and the Hunter S. Thompson impersonator. But the single best Q A moment ever came in 2011 when The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield crashed the panel in a cheap Spider-Man costume complete with mask and a fanny pack. Playing the part of an eager fan, he told the crowd it was his dream to be in Hall H – as Spider-Man – with the cast and crew of the new Spider-Man movie. Then, he pulled off the mask to stun the audience. “I always wanted to come here as a fan,” he said after the reveal. “So here I am, as a fan.” But perhaps more affecting was his nervousness as he read a prepared statement about what Spider-Man meant to him. Beyond being a great Comic-Con moment, it may be the best moment in the whole Amazing Spider-Man endeavor.4. Loki Addresses The Hall H AudienceBut a few years later, Garfield’s moment would be superseded by the first of Marvel Studios in-character appearances. With the Hall H lights dimmed, the voice of Tom Hiddleston boomed, “Look how far you’ve fallen.” The cheers quickly rose as fans realized what was happening. And with a flash, Hiddleston was on stage in costume and in character as Loki. Proceeding to give a speech similar to the one in Marvel’s The Avengers, the God of Mischief commanded the Hall H crowd to swear their loyalty to him. In exchange, they would “feast” their eyes on Marvel Studios’ 2013 offerings. The clearly thrilled Hiddleston hammed it up, other key announcements were made during the panel, but Loki s speech still stands as the studio’s most successful Hall H stunt.3. Star Wars Debuts At Comic-ConLong before the Hall H spectacles, however, an upcoming film called Star Wars made a modest debut at the 1976 San Diego Comic-Con. Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin appeared to talk up their Marvel Comics adaptation with the movie while Lucasfilm rep Charles Lippincott showed stills from the film. While there were definitely empty seats, it would prove to be an influential hour as the con-goers in attendance witnessed a legit sneak peek of the film that would change everything. And that Comic-Con had it first tells you it was always capable of forecasting the next big pop culture thing; even in its earliest days.2. The Avengers Assemble(Photo by © Marvel Studios, © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Saturday in Hall H during Comic-Con 2011 stands in memory for so many things. There was the stabbing, Harrison Ford’s appearance, the debut of footage from Cowboys Aliens, Captain America: The First Avenger – which had only begun shooting four days earlier – and the premiere of the 3D trailer for Thor. Then there came a teaser trailer in which the voice of Samuel L. Jackson told of the day when Earth s mightiest heroes would stand together as the Avengers. Afterward, the stars of Marvel’s The Avengers – Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Mark Ruffalo – assembled for the first time ever. Though they did not take questions, the audience was receptive to the moment while photographers blinded everyone in attendance. It was the capstone of the convention that year and the beginning of still so much to come.1. Twilight And Avatar Duke It Out Over Hall HBut one moment stands above all the others as the moment of Comic-Con. It was the event which changed the show from a celebration of the popular arts to the pop-culture event everyone wanted to be at: the announcement that The Twilight Saga: New Moon and James Cameron’s Avatar would appear back-to-back in Hall H during the 2009 convention. Originally, the Avatar presentation was scheduled first, but memories of the way Twilight fans camped out in Hall H in 2008 left Cameron’s fans in a tizzy, worried the Twilight fans and their dedication would mean missing 25 minutes of Avatar. Comic-Con switched the time slots with New Moon starting before Avatar, but it was indicative of the way the show was changing. Phenomena outside of comics were coming to San Diego and proving to be successful. Securing a Comic-Con badge became more difficult and camp-outs to get into Hall H became the norm. The modern excitement, and occasional frenzy, was born here. From then on, Hall H was really the place to be and line management became a pressing concern for convention organizers. For those of us on the ground, it was an amazing thing to witness and changed the way we planned for Comic-Con forever.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.