环球体育登录采用百度引擎6（Baidu 9）iler to her wowzer fashion statement around the 1:28 mark, it is clear the film version of the Cheetah will experience several transformations. But it remains to be seen if this is of her own accord or something beyond her understanding.2. Maxwell Lord Wants A Better Tomorrow, And His Scheme May Involve Infomercials(Photo by © Warner Bros. )Rich industrialist Maxwell Lord is re-framed here as an early pioneer of the infomercial. But from the pitch we see in the trailer, his product is less a Ron Popeil-style gadget than a fully-realized American Dream. Over the years, Max has pulled off a number of schemes – including a corporatized Justice League – but they all ended when Diana snapped his neck. Both hero and villain since his 1987 introduction, Max’s final evil days overshadow his more heroic years. Of course, any perception we have of him as a hero may be down to his telepathic suggestion.The trailer implies he will be an out-and-out villain, what with him saying he will “take what I want in return” and the shot of him holding a sinister-looking crystal. Also, considering the 1984 setting, a mogul like Maxwell Lord can only be the villain – right?What we do not see, though, is the real scope of his plan or how he will use those infomercials to obtain it. Maybe he s found a way to embed telepathic commands in them? His directive to imagine “everything you ever wanted” may be a clue. And it will likely lead to the chaos near the Capitol.3. It’s Definitely Steve Trevor And He’s The Fish-Out-Of-Water This Time(Photo by © Warner Bros. )Right before the trailer’s debut at CCXP, director Patty Jenkins said the story could not be told without Steve Trevor. So, we’re excepting Diana’s embrace of him in the middle of the trailer as proof that this is, indeed, the real Steve Trevor who died in 1919 magically returned.But perhaps more interesting is the trailer’s stinger, in which Steve mistakes a modern trash can for a piece of modern art. Between that and the fanny pack, it’s clear Steve will take Diana’s place as the fish-out-of-water in Wonder Woman 1984. It is a fitting reversal and a chance to highlight all those goofy 1980s advancements like digital watches and frozen yogurt. It might be the most obvious scene to reprise, but Steve almost has to tell a fro-yo vender “You must be very proud” at some point during the film.Also, Steve s the world needs you line late in the trailer suggests we may loose him again well before the end of the film.4. Diana Does Some Old-School Superheroics at the Mall(Photo by © Warner Bros. )Sure, Diana may have completed a traditional rescue in Justice League, and her actions in the first film are quite heroic, but the trailer offers a glimpse of Diana’s crime-stopping abilities as she disarms two would-be thieves at a mall. The brief shots of the scene – which include her jumping into the center-court atrium and smashing pistols with her bare hands – look like the sort of DC heroics we expect in films like Wonder Woman 1984, even if crime takes a back-seat to New Gods, old gods, and would-be tyrants.But we couldn’t help but notice the seemingly odd inclusion of Diana using her tiara to smash several security cameras. It seems the film will still play with the idea – established in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – that Diana was incognito from the end of World War I to Doomsday’s attack on Metropolis. How she can possibly keep herself secret with that costume and the very public events glimpses in the Wonder Woman 1984 trailer is a questions we cannot wait to see answered.5. Full. Armored. Diana.(Photo by © Warner Bros. )We’ve know about Diana’s armor since an earlier poster for the film was released. But the trailer gives us the full view of Diana’s incredible Golden Eagle Armor. Based on a design by Kingdom Come artist Alex Ross, it originally appeared as Diana’s final costume in that story’s bleak future. But it is such an impressive design, it eventually found its way into mainstream DC Comics continuity. It s appearance, though, always suggests this is Diana’s true battle garb – a suit of armor meant for war.Of course, war has a particular meaning to Diana as the God of War is her uncle. Okay, at least in some stories, Ares is her uncle. And that leaves a big question mark in the world of the Wonder Woman films. Did Ares (played by David Thewlis in Wonder Woman) survive or has someone else taken his place as the God of War? The lighting-heavy skies seen at 2:00 certainly echo Ares’s effect on the atmosphere during the first film’s climax, but it is also possible his seat in the Pantheon is still vacant.And, as it happens, Diana took her uncle’s seat in recent DC Comics storylines …It could also just be the gear she needs to take on Max and Cheetah during the final confrontation. Or maybe it s in the film just because it looks cool – with the wings or without.Bonus: Blue Monday (Photo by © Warner Bros. )New Order’s classic 1983 single “Blue Monday” isn’t just a random piece of music chosen for the trailer. It also appears to be the official theme of the film’s early publicity. The song cemented the group’s transition from a post-punk act to a dance band. Curiously, its life began as a track the band could automate on their synthesizers and leave the stage in lieu of an actual encore. In the year since, it has become their encore song, but they remain on stage to play it.The song’s association with the film’s early marketing efforts – and the great symphonic rendition used in the trailer – suggests it may be a key element of the film itself. But considering New Order lyricist Bernard Sumner writes inscrutable words and, sometimes, portentous-sounding filler to accompany the more important music, “Blue Monday” may not be an easily deciphered clue.Although, we can guess key lines like “And still I find it so hard/To say what I need to say” could reflect Barbara’s state of mind. Alternatively, “Blue Monday” is just the sound of the 1980s in seven minutes and 29 seconds – provided you’re listening to the original 12’’ release.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
而说到情怀手游，就必须提一下秦时明月世界，其实在玩家们的印象中，秦时明月这部动漫可以说已经刻入了他们的内心，而现在秦时明月世界出来之后，也算是一种全新的体验，尤其是秦时明月世界与动漫进行了一个非常紧密的结合，让玩家们看到了一款可以玩的手游动漫，而且秦时明月世界，同样是一款非常经典的武侠手游，全开放世界的玩法，搭配极致的游戏，画家们感受到的不仅仅是情怀，同时还有超前的游戏体验。当前秦时明月世界也即将定档，玩家们等着上线就好。 Lisey’s Story is the eight-episode adaptation of the Stephen King psychological horror-romance novel, the one inspired by his near-death experience after being hit by a van in 1999. King wrote all episodes of the miniseries about a wife haunted by forgotten memories of her famous novelist husband two years after his death. Stars Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Joan Allen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dane DeHaan, Ron Cephas Jones, and Sung Kang. Premieres June 4. (Apple TV+)More trailers and teasers released this week:• Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty is a new docuseries that returns meerkat-loving viewers (and really, who doesn’t that include), to the Kalahari Desert where we first fell in love with Flowers in the original Meerkat Manor to meet three families of meerkats who are Flowers’ descendants. Premieres June 5. (BBC America)• Oslo is the true story of negotiations between implacable enemies: the secret back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics of a small but committed group of Israelis, Palestinians and one Norwegian couple that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords. Stars Ruth Wilson and Andrew Scott, Premieres May 29. (HBO)• Solos is the seven-part anthology series that spans our present and future and illuminates that even during our most isolated moments we are all connected through the human experience. Stars Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Uzo Aduba, Helen Mirren, and Anthony Mackie. Premieres May 21. (Amazon Video)• 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything is the eight-part immersive docuseries that explores the musicians and soundtracks that shaped the culture and politics of 1971, including The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed, and more. Premieres May 21. (Apple TV+)• Lupin, Part 2, is the continuation of Assane s quest for revenge against Hubert Pelligrini, which has torn his family to pieces. Stars Omar Sy, Hervé Pierre, Nicole Garcia, Clotilde Hesme, Ludivine Sagnier, Antoine Gouy, Shirine Boutella, and Soufiane Guerrab, Premieres June 11. (Netflix)• Wish Dragon is an animated series about Din, a college student with big dreams but small means, and Long, a cynical but all-powerful dragon capable of granting wishes, who set off on a hilarious adventure through modern day Shanghai in pursuit of Din s long-lost childhood friend, Lina. Stars John Cho, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Jimmy Wong, Constance Wu, Jimmy O. Yang, and Bobby Lee. Premieres June 11. (Netflix)• Blindspotting is the TV sequel to Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal’s 2018 Oakland-set dramedy movie of the same name. Stars Jasmine Cephas Jones and Helen Hunt. Premiere June 13. (Starz)• Panic is the YA drama, based on author Lauren Oliver’s book of the same name, about 47 recent high school graduates who take part in a competition which will lead them to escape the small town they live in, until the rules change and they must decide how much they are willing to risk to leave their hometown. Stars Olivia Welch, Enrique Murciano, Moira Kelly, and Nancy McKeon. Premieres May 28. (Amazon Video)• Bosch, Amazon’s longest-running original series about LAPD detective Harry Bosch, will premiere its seventh and final season. Stars Titus Welliver. Premieres June 25. (Amazon Video)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.CASTING: Kiefer Sutherland Returns to the Spy Game(Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)Kiefer Sutherland will star in an untitled espionage drama for Paramount+. Sutherland rejoins the TV spy game – after his iconic Emmy-winning performance as counterterrorist agent Jack Bauer in 24, which marks the 20th anniversary of its premiere in November – as James Weir, a private espionage operative in the midst of a battle over the preservation of democracy in a world at odds with misinformation, behavioral manipulation, the surveillance state, and the interests that control these extraordinary powers. Sutherland will executive produce alongside writer-directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (This Is Us), Charlie Gogolak (The Sinner), and Suzan Bymel (Designated Survivor).Starz’ The Serpent Queen has added cast. Samantha Morton stars in the series as the nefarious Catherine de Medici, the 16th century French orphan who ruled France even after finding out her husband was in love with someone else. Her new costars include: Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones), Enzo Cilenti (Free Fire), Barry Atsma (The Hitman’s Bodyguard), Nicholas Burns (Emma), Danny Kirrane (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Ludivine Sagnier (8 Women), Liv Hill (Jellyfish), Kiruna Stamell (Moulin Rouge!), and Colm Meaney (Gangs of London).Beginning with the 2022 Hollywood awards season, Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox will lead E!’s red carpet coverage and host a series of celebrity interview specials on the network.Billy Porter, Zachary Quinto, and EJ Johnson are joining the voice cast of Disney+’s upcoming animated comedy series revival The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder. Porter and Quinto, respectively, voice Randall and Barry Leibowitz-Jenkins, mixed-race adoptive parents to 14-year-old activist Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins (Keke Palmer), while Johnson will voice Michael Collins, Penny Proud’s (Kyla Pratt) BFF and a non-conforming trendsetter, who serves up fierce looks at school and on the basketball court (Johnson’s father is Magic Johnson).He-Man and Skeletor return! Here s the first look at Kevin Smith s #MastersoftheUniverse: Revelation series premiering July 23 on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/Nrngqg5QvK Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) May 13, 2021Netflix has released first look photos and confirmed voice cast for Kevin Smith’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation animated series that premieres on July 23. The talent includes Mark Hamill as Skeletor, Lena Headey as Evil-Lyn, Chris Wood as Prince Adam/He-Man, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Teela, Liam Cunningham as Man-At-Arms, Stephen Root as Cringer, Diedrich Bader as King Randor/Trap Jaw, Griffin Newman as Orko, Tiffany Smith as Andra, Henry Rollins as Tri-Klops, Alan Oppenheimer (the original Skeletor) as Moss Man, Susan Eisenberg as Sorceress, Alicia Silverstone as Queen Marlena, Justin Long as Roboto, Jason Mewes as Stinkor, Phil LaMarr as He-Ro, Tony Todd as Scare Glow, Cree Summer as Priestess, Kevin Michael Richardson as Beast Man, and Kevin Conroy as Mer-Man.Showtime’s still untitled Los Angeles Lakers drama has added another duo to its star-packed cast: Gillian Jacobs (Community) will play Chris Riley, wife of Lakers legendary coach Pat Riley, while Wood Harris (The Wire) will play Spencer Haywood, who famously won the right in 1970 to join the NBA without going to college first (which Kobe Bryant did decades later).LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation) has joined The CW’s potential Nancy Drew spin-off Tom Swift, voicing the artificial intelligence companion and mentor to Tian Richards’ titular Tom. Burton will first appear in an upcoming Nancy Drew episode that will serve as a backdoor pilot for Tom Swift. (Deadline)Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place), Chaske Spencer (Banshee), Rafe Spall (Trying), Tom Hughes (A Discovery of Witches), Stephen Rea (The Honourable Woman), and Valerie Pachner (The Kingsman) are starring in the Amazon Video western The English, set in 1890, about Cornelia Locke (Blunt), an Englishwoman who arrives into the new and wild landscape of the West to wreak revenge on the man she sees as responsible for the death of her son. She meets a man (Spencer) with whom she discovers a shared history, which must be defeated if either of them are to survive.Rocketman star Jamie Bell is joining the cast of Apple+’s Elisabeth Moss drama Shining Girls. He’ll play a mysterious loner with a surprising connection to Moss’ reporter, Kirby, who is the victim of a brutal assault and tries to find her attacker as her reality begins to waver.James Roday Rodriguez, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson, and Corbin Bernsen return for their series and Psych movie roles for Peacock’s upcoming movie Psych 3: This Is Gus, in which Shawn and Groomzilla Gus go rogue in an attempt to track down Selene’s (Jazmyn Simon) estranged husband, as Lassie grapples with the future of his career.Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland is joining the cast of Epic, ABC’s fairy tale drama where she’ll play Rose, a princess-y woman who’s about to marry her prince, i.e. the man of her dreams, until he has second thoughts. (Deadline)PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT: Bridgerton Spinoff Focuses on Young Queen Charlotte (Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX © 2020)Netflix has ordered a Bridgerton spinoff about a young Queen Charlotte, as well as young Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury. Shonda Rhimes will write and executive produce, alongside executive producers Betsy Beers and Tom Verica. (Variety)Paramount+ is reviving The Game, the comedy that originally aired on The CW and then 2006-15. Original cast members Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez will reprise their roles as sports agent Tasha Mack and footballer Malik Wright, as the action moves from San Diego to Las Vegas with a mix of original cast and new players and a modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football. Original show creator Mara Brock Akil, showrunner and writer Devon Greggory, Salim Akil, and original executive producers Kelsey Grammer and Tom Russo will be executive producers.NBC will air Annie Live!, an update on the classic musical Annie, next December. Former NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt and Chicago and Hairspray film producer Neil Meron are producing, and no cast has been announced yet.Gordita Chronicles has been ordered to series at HBO Max. The comedy, with a pilot directed by executive producer Eva Longoria, revolves around a 12-year-old Dominican girl who tries to fit into her surroundings in 1980s Miami as she and her family try to achieve the American dream. Newcomer Olivia Goncalves stars.There’s more Mystery Science Theater 3000 on the way, after a Kickstarter campaign raised .5 million to produce more of the beloved cult-favorite series. Series creator Joel Hodgson will create 13 new episodes – including a 3D installment – which will be shown online in The Gizmoplex, a new virtual theater and online community for MST3K. (Variety)Showtime has its all-star Lakers series upcoming, and Hulu is going to give the Los Angeles NBA powerhouse a nine-part documentary series treatment. Lakers’ CEO and controlling owner Jeanie Buss is teaming with Emmy-winning director Antoine Fuqua for the project, which will unfold the franchise’s entire history, including its superstar rosters that have featured NBA Hall of Famers Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, and team captain Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Kobe Bryant and LeBron James; and coaches Pat Riley and Phil Jackson.Adult Swim will produce new original movies based on their hit series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Metalocalypse, and The Venture Bros. The movies will be released home video, then premiere on HBO Max and Adult Swim.The original series from short-lived short-form program streaming service Quibi can be seen on The Roku Channel as of May 20. Among the series: Die Hart, the comedy about a training school for action heroes with Kevin Hart and John Travolta; the Liam Hemsworth thriller Most Dangerous Game; new episodes of the Comedy Central classic Reno 911!; and Flipped, the comedy starring Emmy-nominated Kaitlin Olson and Will Forte.HBO will air Mike White’s (Enlightened) latest series, the six-episode social satire The White Lotus, this summer. The series is set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort and revolves around vacationers who plan to relax over the course of a week. But with each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travelers, the hotel’s cheerful employees, and the idyllic locale itself. Stars include Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Steve Zahn, Molly Shannon, Jon Gries, Alexandra Daddario, and Fred Hechinger. The series premieres July 11.FXX has ordered the animated comedy Little Demon, a half-hour series starring Danny DeVito, his daughter Lucy, and Aubrey Plaza, who are all also executive producers on the series. The story: 13 years after being impregnated by the Devil (Danny DeVito), a reluctant mother (Plaza) and her Antichrist daughter (Lucy DeVito) attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware, but are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who wants custody of his daughter s soul.The CW has ordered an adult remake of the beloved 1993-95 Nickelodeon adventure series Legends of the Hidden Temple. The new series will preserve many of the original elements, including Olmec, the giant talking Mayan head, the Moat Crossings, The Steps of Knowledge, the Temple Run, and the iconic team names: “Purple Parrots,” “Blue Barracudas,” “Orange Iguanas,” “Red Jaguars,” “Silver Snakes” and “Green Monkeys.” But the remake will go outside and into a “jungle,” with tougher challenges and much bigger prizes.PBS will premiere a new, four-part Ken Burn docuseries on boxing and activist icon Muhammad Ali in September. The special, titled Muhammad Ali, will air Sept. 19-22, and will the life of the man who, at the height of his fame and influence, challenged Americans’ racial prejudices, religious biases, and notions about what roles celebrities and athletes play in our society, and inspired people all over the world with his message of pride and self-affirmation.Politician, attorney, activist, and author Stacey Abrams’ new legal thriller, While Justice Sleeps, has been optioned by Working Title Television, which plans to adapt the book as a series. The book unfolds the national drama that sparks when a Supreme Court justice falls into a coma. Abrams will executive produce the series.AMC has ordered the sci-fi thriller Moonhaven from Lodge 40 showrunner Pete Ocko. The series takes place on the titular utopian colony on the Moon, where a skeptical pilot and smuggler, marooned on Moonhaven after being accused of a crime, teams up with a detective to stop the evil forced that want to gain control of the colony’s powerful miracle-sparking AI, which is Earth’s only hope of surviving.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
BREAKING NEWS! Straight from the set of Series 12! Guess who’s back 🎬🎥😱 #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/s7D1MSDDwX Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) May 21, 2019The official Doctor Who Twitter account released the very first photo from the sci-fi series’ upcoming twelfth season, starring Jodie Whittaker as the titular time-traveling alien. The image reveals that the Time Lord will face-off with a Judoon, one of the rhinoceros-looking space police first seen by David Tennant’s Ninth Doctor.“The Judoon are storming back into Doctor Who in full force, and the streets of Gloucester aren’t safe. If anyone has anything to hide, confess now,” showrunner Chris Chibnall said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “The Judoon are taking no prisoners, and will stop at nothing to fulfil their mission! The whole team on Doctor Who are delighted and scared in equal measure to welcome them back: one of many treats we’ve got in store for viewers next series. And we’re over the moon (with Judoon), to be welcoming the wondrous Neil Stuke as guest star. We can’t wait to show you what happens when his path crosses with the Thirteenth Doctor.”All Rise for Judge Chrissy Teigen(Photo by Jason Mendez/Everett Collection)Social media superstar, supermodel, and TV host Chrissy Teigen is taking on a new role: judge. In her new series, Chrissy’s Court, she’ll preside over one small claims case per short-form episode on Quibi, the short-form streaming platform from DreamWorks Animation co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg. That’s not all — Teigen’s mom, Pepper Thai, will serve as the bailiff in each case, which will feature real people and real disputes.“When Cellino Barnes broke up, I was devastated. I knew I had to take matters into my own hands. Here’s one jury duty you won’t want to miss,” Teigen said in a statement announcing the news. The series’ premiere date is still TBD.The L Word Sequel Gets a NameThe upcoming sequel series to Showtime’s drama The L Word has an official title: it’ll be called The L Word: Generation Q. Original series stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey are all returning, as is original creator Ilene Chaiken, who will be an executive producer. The new showrunner is Marja-Lewis Ryan (Netflix’s 6 Balloons), and the series will begin production in Los Angeles this summer.“Beals, Moennig and Hailey will resume their original roles alongside a new generation of diverse, self-possessed LGBTQIA characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in L.A.,” according to the new series’ official description. The L Word: Generation Q will premiere on Showtime in Fall 2019, more than 10 years after the original series last aired.Casting News: Joshua Jackson Stages Cruel Intentions Reunion on Hulu(Photo by Paul Sarkis/Showtime)Joshua Jackson is reuniting with his Cruel Intentions costar Reese Witherspoon in Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere, the eight-episode limited series based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller. Jackson (pictured, center) will play Bill Richardson, a well-to-do attorney who hails from modest means who is the “perfectly suited counterweight to his energetic and strong-willed wife, Elena,” played by Witherspoon. “When Bill agrees to represent their friends in a fiery custody battle, the couple begin to fight about more than just their challenging youngest daughter, Izzy.”Witherspoon is executive producing the series alongside costar Kerry Washington and showrunner Liz Tigelaar. Rosemarie DeWitt, Jade Pettyjohn, Jordan Elsass, Gavin Lewis, Megan Stott, and Lexi Underwood also star.In more casting news, Holly Hunter has signed on to play a media conglomerate CEO in the upcoming second season of HBO’s Succession.Anna Kendrick has signed on for a new anthology series called Love Life set to debut on the upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service. The first season of the 10-episode half-hour series, executive produced by Kendrick and her A Simple Favor director Paul Feig, will star Kendrick as a woman looking for love. Each season of the rom-com, which was created by Sam Boyd, will follow a different protagonist’s quest for love, according to Variety.Finally, NCIS star Cote de Pablo — whose exit in the series’ 11th season has been lamented by fans for years — returned to the series in a surprise season 16 finale cameo. Following the episode, creators Frank Cardea and Steven D. Binder said in a statement to TVLine that their leading lady will return in the upcoming 17th season premiere.“This surprise moment is just the beginning,” Cardea and Binder said in the statement. “We are thrilled to share that Cote de Pablo will guest star in the NCIS Season 17 premiere this fall, as Ziva’s warning to Gibbs unfolds.”Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.环球体育登录ries. (Deadline)Sons of Anarchy alum Theo Rossi will star in True Story, the Netflix limited series starring Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes as a comedian (Hart) and his brother (Snipes), who have a wild night out in Philadelphia and find their life completely upended. Rossi plays a man who is a super fan of Hart’s Kid, and who follows him around on all his tour stops. (Deadline)Constance Wu will star with Chris Pratt and Taylor Kitsch in Amazon’s The Terminal List. The conspiracy thriller features Pratt playing Reece, a Navy SEAL whose platoon is killed, leading him and his best friend (Kitsch) to seek vengeance on those responsible. Wu will play a journalist who helps Reece by turning a media spotlight on the conspiracy he’s fighting against.PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT: Starz Wants to Party Down With a New Revival(Photo by Colleen Hayes / © Starz / Courtesy: Everett Collection)It s time to Party Down at Starz: the network is developing a six-episode revival of the 2009-10 comedy about a Los Angeles cater-waiter team. Rob Thomas and Paul Rudd return as producers, while John Enbom will be showrunner. “At the end of 2019, the Party Down cast and producers were all reunited at a retrospective for the show hosted by Vulture. We had such a good time that we wanted to find a way to get the team back together again,” Thomas said. “The cast is so busy these days that finding a window where we can do it may require trigonometry, but we’re determined to make it happen.” No cast has been set yet, but the all-star line-up of the original series included Ken Marino, Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen, Lizzy Caplan, and Megan Mullally. Disney+ is making a live-action remake of Pinocchio, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the voice of Jiminy Cricket, Cynthia Erivo as the Blue Fairy, Tom Hanks as Geppetto, Luke Evans as The Coachman, Keegan-Michael Key as the voice of Honest John, Lorraine Bracco as the voice of a new character named Sofia the Seagull, and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth as the voice of Pinocchio. Robert Zemeckis (Forest Gump) will direct the movie and write it with Chris Weitz (American Pie).Spike Lee is directing a docuseries about New York City for the 20th anniversary of 9/11. NYC Epicenters 9/11→2021½ will air on HBO, and will find the proud NYC filmmaker covering the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, and now COVID, via interviews with more than 200 people. “As a New Yawker who bleeds orange and blue (the colors of New York City), I’m proud to have a ‘Spike Lee Joint’ about how our/my city dealt with being the epicenters of 9/11 and COVID-19,” Lee said. “Over centuries pundits and straight haters have proclaimed NYC was dead and stinkin’, only to be proved wrong. You will lose ya money betting against New York, New York.” (NY POST)A E and Lifetime are teaming up for a four-hour, two-hour documentary on Janet Jackson. With the working title Janet, the special will mark the 40th anniversary of the release of Jackson’s first album release in 1982. Janet will take a deep dive into her personal life and career as one of the most successful pop artists of all time, and, of course, all about the scandals involving her family and brother Michael, and the infamous “Nipplegate” Super Bowl halftime show. The special is expected to air in 2022.HBO Max is in production on 8-Bit Christmas, a retro-feel movie about a 10-year-old boy, in the 1980s, who wants nothing more than the hottest videogame for the holidays. June Diane Raphael and Steve Zahn play Jake’s (Winslow Fegley) parents, and Neil Patrick Harris plays the adult version of Jake.Bosch will end with season 7 on Amazon this summer, but star Titus Welliver will star in a spin-off series on Amazon sister streaming network, IMDB TV. Welliver will co-star with Mimi Rogers, a.k.a. Honey Chandler, Harry Bosch’s enemy who he’ll now have to work with in the new series. Madison Lintz will also return for the sequel, playing Bosch’s daughter, Maddie.After last week’s dismal Golden Globes telecast, the Screen Actors Guild awards folks have decided to air a more modest ceremony for the SAGs on April 4: pre-taped, no host, no red carpet, mini speeches, brief comedy bits, and the whole thing clocking in at just an hour.The Batman co-writer and Netflix’s Project Power writer Mattson Tomlin will be the showrunner and executive producer on an anime series version of Terminator for Netflix.SpongeBob SquarePants is getting another spin-off series: The Patrick Star Show. The prequel will find Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke) living at home with his ‘rents, and hosting a TV show in his bedroom.
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Today s Ketchup brings you another 10 headlines from the world of film development news, covering titles like Salem s Lot and Tom and Jerry, and new roles for Ben Affleck, Peter Dinklage, and Jennifer Lopez.This WEEK S TOP STORYLEONARDO DICAPRIO JOINS GUILLERMO DEL TORO S NIGHTMARE ALLEY REMAKE(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection, Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images)The dark 1947 carnival drama Nightmare Alley is not as famous as other examples of film noir, but it remains a dark, creepy film worth seeking out. The film s profile is about to rise much higher in the next year or two, though, because Guillermo del Toro has decided a Nightmare Alley remake will be his next film as director, after the Academy Award-winner The Shape of Water. Leonardo DiCaprio will headline Nightmare Alley in the lead, a carnival showman who rises to fame by pretending to talk to the dead as a medium, taking over the role played by Tyrone Power in the original. The 1947 movie was an adaptation of a 1946 novel by William Lindsay Gresham that did take some liberties with the story (especially the ending), so it s possible that GDT s adaptation will be closer to the source material. Nightmare Alley will start filming in late 2019, and will probably be released sometime in 2020. Speaking of remakes, Guillermo del Toro also talked this week about his former plans for remakes of classic monster movies like Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, saying, I don t think it s going to happen. Fresh Developments1. JAMES BOND 25 EVENT CONFIRMS RAMI MALEK, AND MORE (Photo by Well Go USA Entertainment)MGM and Eon Productions, the companies behind the James Bond franchise, staged a big event yesterday at Ian Fleming s Goldeneye estate in Jamaica to promote James Bond 25. Some speculated that the event might reveal the title (it didn t), but there were several casting revelations. As had been previously reported, Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) was confirmed to be the film s villain. The biggest new news was that Jeffrey Wright, who skipped Skyfall and Spectre, will be returning as CIA agent Felix Leiter, joining Daniel Craig s Bond on an international adventure to rescue a kidnapped scientist. Whatever it s called, the 25th official James Bond film will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, HBO s True Detective) when it s released on April 8, 2020.2. STEPHEN KING S SALEM S LOT VAMPIRES FINALLY STALKING THE BIG SCREEN (Photo by Warner Bros. courtesy Everett Collection)This year marks seven years since the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, which was, for the most part, the last successful Hollywood movie featuring traditional vampires (2014 s Dracula Untold, not so much). Sony and Marvel are now filming Morbius (starring Jared Leto) for release next summer (7/31/2020), so that s at least a vampire movie coming out soon. A new project that will be further out is an adaptation of Stephen King s Salem s Lot, which was previously adapted twice as a TV mini-series in 1979 and 2004. Producer James Wan and screenwriter Gary Dauberman previously collaborated on The Conjuring spinoffs Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation, The Nun, and the upcoming Annabelle Comes Home, and are now reuniting for Salem s Lot. Stephen King s original 1975 novel is about an author who returns to his hometown to discover that a spooky mansion is now home to a European vampire and his brood. (Note: The proper title of Salem s Lot starts with an apostrophe, because it s an abbreviation of Jerusalem s Lot, which is the town.)3. PETER DINKLAGE LEAVING WESTEROS FOR THE THICKET (Photo by HBO)HBO s Game of Thrones has an extended cast of dozens of actors, so with the show ending, we re in the early stages of an expected deluge of post-Game of Thrones casting announcements. Many of them are European and mostly work outside Hollywood, but one of the stars who very much is a Hollywood star is Peter Dinklage (for example, Avengers: Infinity War). Dinklage s next film will even be produced by Hollywood Gang, which is the company behind the dark and twisted thriller The Thicket. In it, he will star as a fierce bounty hunter named Reginald Shorty Jones, who is hired by a boy in Texas after his sister is kidnapped by a serial killer known as Cut Throat Bill.4. WHO S BEN AFFLECK GONNA CALL? GHOST ARMY (Photo by Universal Pictures)Before he signed on to play Batman in 2013, Ben Affleck s career as director was moving pretty quickly, with three films in five years (Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo), all Certified Fresh. Affleck had to delay filming Live by Night for a while (it eventually came out in 2016), and now it s been another three years since that film. This week, we finally heard what film he will direct next, for what will effectively be only his second film over the last seven years. Affleck will direct and star in Universal Pictures Ghost Army, which will be adapted from the book The Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery. (The great thing about non-fiction books is how they can relate the whole premise in a subtitle.) One can draw a pretty obvious correlation between Ghost Army and Affleck s Argo, which was also a fact-based drama about how moviemaking techniques were used to carry out a mission (in that case, the liberation of diplomats during the Iran Hostage Crisis). The Ghost Army was also adapted as a PBS documentary in 2013.5. ANGELA BASSETT TO DRINK YOUR GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE (Photo by Phil Bray/Fox Searchlight Pictures)Although they re mostly supporting roles, Angela Bassett has been racking up an impressive series of high profile films recently, including Black Panther (as his mom), Bumblebee (as the voice of the villain Shatter), and Mission: Impossible Fallout (as the CIA director). This week, Bassett signed on as one of the leads in an action thriller called Gunpowder Milkshake, as one of the unassuming leaders of a massive armory. She joins two already-signed actresses who are also coming off very popular franchises: Lena Headey stars in HBO s Game of Thrones as Queen Cersei Lannister, and Karen Gillan plays Nebula in Avengers: Endgame (and also co-starred in 2017 s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle).6. COLIN FARRELL, CYCLOPS, AND BRAN STARK ARE VOYAGERS (Photo by Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros.)After an early career that included The Illusionist (73% Certified Fresh) and Limitless (69% Fresh), director Neil Burger ( https://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/neil_burger ) is currently coming off two films below 43% Rotten (Divergent and The Upside). For his next film, Neil Burger has cast the male lead ( https://deadline.com/2019/04/voyagers-colin-farrell-lily-rose-depp-tye-sheridan-cast-neil-burgers-lord-of-the-flies-in-space-universal-agc-1202602566/ ) from The Lobster, Colin Farrell, along with a young cast that includes Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark from Game of Thrones). The movie will be a science fiction thriller called Voyagers and show what happens when a spaceship with 30 young people sent to populate a new planet experiences a surprise disaster.Rotten Ideas3. BRITNEY SPEARS GETTING MUSICAL, ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME (Photo by Jason LaVeris/Getty Images)This summer, we ll finally get the ninth feature film directed by Quentin Tarantino, the 1960s period piece, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but it won t be the only movie in the next few years (or so) that borrows that naming convention, because Sony Pictures has won the screen rights to an upcoming Broadway musical called Once Upon a One More Time. As you might be able to guess, it will be a fairy tale musical using classic songs by Britney Spears (was Spears career long ago enough now to be considered classic ? #thiswriterisold). The golden oldies that will be featured in the musical will include Circus, Lucky, Toxic, and Oops I Did It Again. There is not yet a writer or director for this movie, or an idea of who might star.2. JENNIFER LOPEZ SAYS MARRY ME TO OWEN WILSON(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough, Priscilla Grant/Getty Images)The romantic comedy has almost vanished from the big screen (except for rare films like Isn t It Romantic?), but the genre is starting to enjoy a comeback, thanks in large part to streaming sites like Netflix. The distributors that are probably going to commit most fully to something like this are the indies or smaller studios that mostly focus on fringe or counterprogramming genres anyway. One such company is STXfilms, and this week, they moved forward with the romantic comedy Marry Me with Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson. Lopez will play a pop star who flees from her cheating groom at the altar and picks a random guy (Wilson) from the audience and marries him instead. Marry Me will be directed by Kat Coiro, whose three previous films all received Rotten Tomatometer scores.1. CHLOE GRACE MORETZ TO STAR IN TOM AND JERRY(Photo by Shane Mahood/Focus Features)Although their long-in-development sequel to Space Jam is the project that gets the most media attention (thanks to LeBron James), Warner Bros. is also moving along with their plans to reboot Tom and Jerry in just under two years (4/16/2021, to be precise). We ve known for a while that Tom and Jerry will be a live action/animation hybrid (in the tradition of 1945 s Anchors Aweigh), with the title cat and mouse being mute characters (so they won t have any voice actors). The lead human, we learned this week, will be Chloe Grace Moretz, who will play a hotel worker who hires a cat named Tom to get rid of a pesky mouse named Jerry who has taken up residence there. Tom and Jerry is the week s most Rotten Idea not because of Moretz, but because it s going to be directed by Tim Story, who hasn t directed a Fresh movie that wasn t a Kevin Hart comedy concert film since 2002.Like this? 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a novels). Something changed, however, when Taika Waititi (Thor: Raganrok, 93% Certified Fresh) signed on with Warner Bros. and producer Leonardo DiCaprio for Akira instead. The bad news, however, is that Waititi s fans are still going to have to wait almost two years for Akira, because the film is now scheduled for release on May 21, 2021. Waititi s film will reportedly be adapted directly from Katsuhiro Otomo s Akira manga volumes, and will not be a shot-by-shot remake of the anime. In related news, both Waititi and Netflix dropped out this week of the Bubbles biopic about the life of Michael Jackson s pet chimpanzee.4. The First Stars Movie Based On a Video Game is In Development(Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon/©Paramount Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection)Ever since we first heard that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were developing a trilogy of Star Wars movies, there has been speculation that their films would be set in the Old Republic setting, some 3,600 years before Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. This week brought an unexpected wrinkle to that theory with the news that a movie based on the popular video game franchise Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is now in active development (separate from Benioff/Weiss). Instead, the KOTOR movie is being adapted by screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis, whose produced filmography includes Alita: Battle Angel, Martin Scorsese s Shutter Island, and the Netflix science-fiction series Altered Carbon. As with the two other Star Wars projects that Benioff/Weiss and Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) are working on separately, the Knights of the Old Republic movie is described as being the first of a potential trilogy. Kalogridis also now has the distinction of being the first female screenwriter to work on a Star Wars movie since Leigh Brackett cowrote The Empire Strikes Back in 1980. In related news, we learned more this week about Keri Russell s character in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, as well as more about the Knights of Ren.5. Chip N Dale Live-Action Film, Courtesy of the Lonely Island(Photo by @ Buena Vista Television)With Disney now done with Dumbo and Aladdin, The Lion King coming this summer, and Mulan and Cruella coming in 2020, it’s starting to look like they’ll run out of classic animated movies to adapt as live-action films by the middle of the coming decade. Disney, however, might be way ahead of us, as this week brought news that suggests their next steps could involve adapting some of their popular animated TV series as well. Walt Disney Pictures has begun development of a live-action/CGI hybrid adaptation of the studio s popular Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers TV series. The original series ran for a relatively brief amount of time on The Disney Channel (1989 to 1990), but it then entered syndication, where it arguably left a bigger impact and found a larger audience. Akiva Schaffer, of the musical comedy team Lonely Island (along with Andy Samberg), will direct the Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie, which will reportedly have a meta angle that s not an origin story. It s not yet known if Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers will debut on the Disney+ streaming service or whether it will receive a full theatrical release.6. Michael Peña Might Get to Recap What Happens in The Tom Jerry MovieJoel MearesAfter he provided some of the funniest scenes in the two Ant-Man movies, many fans were disappointed to find that Michael Peña’s Luis wasn t one of the supporting characters who returned for Avengers: Endgame (maybe he was hanging out with Darcy and Goose). That was especially disappointing given that we still haven t heard of active development for a third Ant-Man movie yet either. Whatever s causing Marvel Studios to drag its feet on that might be to Warner Bros. s advantage, because that studio has cast Michael Peña as one of the human leads in their upcoming Tom Jerry movie (April 16, 2021). Chloë Grace Moretz will be the lead character, as a new employee at an elegant hotel where Peña s character is the deputy general manager, and an alley cat named Tom is enlisted to take care of a pesky mouse named Jerry. Tom and Jerry will be mute, as they were in most of their classic cartoon short films.7. Slow Your Roll, Sonic the Hedgehog: Redesign Needs a Few More MonthsJoel MearesIn a rare example of people complaining about a movie online actually having an immediate impact, earlier this month, The Weekly Ketchup reported that Sonic the Hedgehog was getting a CGI redesign for his upcoming movie following negative reactions to the first trailer. People quickly speculated that such a rework would probably require more time, and that proved to be a correct guess as this week Paramount Pictures pushed the release back from November 8, 2019 to Valentine s Day, 2020 (up against the third Kingsman movie). Jim Carrey is expected to look pretty much exactly the same as Doctor Robotnik.Rotten Ideas2. This Week in Remakes Pt. 1: Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson May Be Grumpy Old Men(Photo by @ Summit Entertainment, @ DreamWorks)Although Samuel L. Jackson did have small roles in both Coming to America and the comedy concert film Eddie Murphy: Raw, he s never costarred with Eddie Murphy in the last 25 years or so, the era in which Samuel L. Jackson is a mega star. If this week s news goes anywhere, that may change in the next few years, as both actors are now being named as the possible leads in the same film. That movie would be a remake of 1993 s Grumpy Old Men (63% Fresh), starring Jack Lemmon (then 68) and Walter Matthau (then 73). Eddie Murphy (currently 58) is already attached to star in this remake, and Samuel L. Jackson (currently 70) is reportedly circling the project. Unfortunately, the Grumpy Old Men remake currently looks like a Rotten Idea due to the multitude of Rotten Tomatometer scores for the remake s director, Tim Story. But it could be time for a turnaround.1. This Week in Remakes Pt. 2: Mel Gibson s The Wild Bunch(Photo by Patrick Redmond / © Vertical Entertainment )There s a common notion that the best candidates for remakes are films that were flawed in the first place. The idea is that revisiting movies that could genuinely be improved makes more sense than revisiting something that is generally considered to have been done right the first time. For example, 1939 s The Wizard of Oz is itself a remake (and not even the first one), following silent films that lacked the music that made it a classic. So, when a movie like 1969 s The Wild Bunch has a 94% Certified Fresh Tomatometer score and a spot on various Best Movies of All Time lists, you d think no one would ever consider remaking it. Those people would not be Mel Gibson. Warner Bros. is preparing exactly such a remake to be directed by Gibson, and negotiations have begun with three major stars. The potential stars for The Wild Bunch remake include Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, X-Men: First Class), Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained), and fresh off HBO s Game of Thrones, Peter Dinklage.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Saturday, Dec. 125 Days of Christmas, Freeform — The annual nearly month-long programming event features family-friendly Christmas movies including The Santa Clause, Home Alone, and The Holiday; Disney movies including all three Toy Story films and Tim Burton s The Nightmare Before Christmas, and, for the first time on cable television, the Rankin-Bass holiday classics, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.31 Days of Holiday Survival, Comedy Central — Professional basketball star Blake Griffin will host this month of programming dedicated to getting you through the holidays with your sanity intact. Movies like Bad Santa 2, 21 Jump Street, Meet the Parents and Office Space will air throughout the month-long lineup. Holiday-themed episodes of South Park and The Office will join Chappelle s Show to close out the year.You Light Up My Christmas, Lifetime, 8 p.m. — Inspired by true events, Emma (Kim Fields) returns to her hometown built around her family s pioneer Christmas Light Factory two weeks before Christmas. However upon Emma s return, she discovers the lights have gone dim in the once festive town, prompting her to reconnect with an old flame to set their hearts and the town ablaze with light again.Christmas Town, Hallmark Channel, 8 p.m. — Lauren Gabriel (Candace Cameron Bure) leaves everything behind in Boston to embark on a new chapter in her life and career. But an unforeseen detour to the charming town of Grandon Falls has her discover unexpected new chapters — of the heart and of family — helping her to embrace, once again, the magic of Christmas.Holiday Wars, Food Network, 9 p.m. — Five teams of cake masters and sugar artists face-off to create mind-blowing holiday displays that are as festive as they are delicious. Hosted by Jonathan Bennett, and featuring award-winning cake decorator Shinmin Li and Food Network s Jason Smith as judges, the teams must compete in two jolly rounds. First up is the Snowball Fight challenge, where the artists must use cake and sugar to create an edible holiday design in just 45 minutes. One winning team gets a vital advantage going into the second round. In the Winter Blizzard challenge, the teams are tasked with developing an eye-popping, masterful Christmas display made up entirely of cake and sugar. At the end of this battle, one team will jingle all the way home with a ,000 grand prize.Holiday Gingerbread Showdown, Food Network, 10 p.m. — On this four-part stunt, host Paige Davis tests the skills of three gingerbread artists in each holiday-themed challenge. Judges Mary Berg, Maneet Chauhan, and Adam Young determine the winner of each episode that advances to the grand finale where they will square off in the ultimate showdown. But it s not all gumdrops and candy canes as the clock is ticking on dreams of the ,000 prize. Only one will be crowned Best Gingerbread Artist and will be featured in Food Network Magazine. Monday, Dec. 2Team Kaylie: Part 2 (Holiday Episode), Netflix — To try to help Amber get through her first Christmas since her mom passed away, Kaylie decides to try to buy Amber the dollhouse she always wanted.Unhappy Holidays, Shudder — Last year, the streaming platform added a whole collection of gruesome holiday goodies including titles like Better Watch Out, All the Creatures Were Stirring, and 1974 slasher classic, Black Christmas. AMC s small screen adaptation of Joe Hill s NOS4A2 is a recent addition to the lineup. On Dec. 2, Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 will be available to view, along with the previously hard-to-find ‘80s cult film Deadly Games which is described as a French Home Alone meets Rambo — but released a year before Macaulay Culkin faced off with Joe Pesci.The Great Christmas Light Fight, ABC, 8 p.m. — Season seven of the holiday hit will once again showcase the most extravagant and utterly spectacular Christmas displays America has to offer. In each one-hour episode, four families with dazzling household displays will compete to win ,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy. (Photo by ABC)Making It, NBC, 10 p.m. — Emmy Award nominees Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman host a craft-worthy and comedy-filled new eight-episode season.Tuesday, Dec. 3How the Grinch Stole Christmas, NBC, 8 p.m. — The iconic 1966 cartoon features the voice of Boris Karloff as the Grinch.How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming, NBC, 8:30 p.m. — The new animated special features the return of Jay Baruchel as the voice of Hiccup, America Ferrera as Astrid, Gerard Butler as Stoick, Craig Ferguson as Gobber, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Fishlegs.CMA Country Christmas, ABC, 9 p.m. — Trisha Yearwood will host and perform on the 10th annual CMA Country Christmas. The two-hour music celebration features a night filled with Christmas classics and festive one-of-a-kind collaborations by Yearwood, Kristin Chenoweth, for KING COUNTRY, Chris Janson, Tori Kelly, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Runaway June, CeCe Winans, Brett Young, and Chris Young. Wednesday, Dec. 487th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center, NBC, 8 p.m. — For eight decades the tree lighting ceremony has been one of the iconic New York City holiday moments, with thousands on hand and millions watching across the country. The Moodys, Fox, 9 p.m. — The six-episode remake of Australia s miniseries A Moody Christmas stars Denis Leary and follows a tight-knit but slightly dysfunctional family of five, all of whom gather in their hometown of Chicago for the perfect holiday. The holiday event series will air over three nights on Wednesday, Dec. 4; Monday, Dec. 9; and Tuesday, Dec. 10. Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas, Freeform, 9 p.m. — This is the quirky and heart-warming story of Jess (Aisha Dee), who goes on the greatest first date of her life, but inadvertently “ghosts” Ben when she tragically dies in a car accident on the way home. Stuck on Earth, with no idea how to ascend, Jess will need the help of her best friend Kara (Kimiko Glenn), the only person who can still see and hear her. A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special, NBC, 9 p.m. — Santa brings the laughs as “SNL” goes into the time capsule for two hours of Christmas-themed sketches.Thursday, Dec. 5(Photo by Netflix)A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby, Netflix — It’s Christmastime in Aldovia, and a royal baby is on the way. Queen Amber (Rose McIver) and King Richard (Ben Lamb) are getting ready to take some time off to prepare for their first child’s arrival, but first they have to host King Tai (Kevin Shen) and Queen Ming (Momo Yeung) of Penglia to renew a 600-year-old sacred truce.Magic For Humans: Season 2 (Holiday Episode), Netflix — Justin embraces the holiday spirit by visiting Santa school and teaching kids about the magic of giving.Into the Dark: A Nasty Piece of Work, Hulu — The Christmas-themed installment of Blumhouse s horror holiday series follows a mid-level employee at a large company who finds out he’s not getting the bonus or promotion he was expecting. But then his boss invites him over for dinner with a proposal for how he can climb the corporate ladder … by beating his professional rival in a violent competition.A Charlie Brown Christmas, ABC, 8 p.m. — Celebrate the joy of the holidays with the classic animated Christmas-themed Peanuts specialBest Christmas Bingo, IFC, 9 p.m. – Starting Thursday, December 5, Wrestling Legend Mick Foley will be hosting an interactive BINGO game during holiday movies every Thursday in December at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, featuring Planes, Trains Automobiles, Gremlins, Year Without Santa Claus and Snow Day.Same Time, Next Christmas, ABC, 9 p.m. — In this original holiday film, Olivia Anderson (Lea Michele) is a successful young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family s annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. After being separated by distance and years, the two reunite at the same Hawaiian resort years later, and the old chemistry between them flares up anew-but circumstances conspire to keep them apart. Friday, Dec. 6Three Days of Christmas, Netflix — Three Days of Christmas is the story of four sisters through time united by a secret. A story told through their eyes in three key moments in their lives: when they are daughters, mothers, and grandmothers, each episode corresponds to one generation. With Christmas as a backdrop, we will discover th
Join us weekly as Rotten Tomatoes reports on what s indie features are streaming. From promising releases by 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.For the foreseeable future, the specialty box office and all theatrical releases will be on hold as we all make efforts to socially distance ourselves and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. With that in mind, we have reshaped our Indie Fresh List. This week for our fresh picks we have an atmospheric biopic about the author behind The Haunting of Hill House, a gory home invasion horror flick, and a dancer romance. In our Spotlight section, we call back to the recent Certified Fresh first feature from director Tayarisha Poe.Streaming This Weekend
To no one’s surprise, Frozen II led the Thanksgiving holiday with a five-day haul of 6.3 million, with .3 million of that coming over the weekend. That is the eighth-best second weekend of all time, wedged between Disney’s 2017 Beauty and the Beast (.4 million) and, well, Disney’s Incredibles 2 (.34 million). Overall, the film has grossed 7.6 million in 10 days, which is the 15th-best ever for 10 days, between Captain America: Civil War (5.96 million) and The Dark Knight Rises (7.11 million). It is the 25th film to have grossed over 0 million in its first 10 days of release. Only three of those films (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Furious 7, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) failed to reach 0 million total. Amongst the 12 other films to have million-plus second weekends, only one of them (Avengers: Age of Ultron) failed to reach 0 million total. However, only two of those movies opened in the holiday season (Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar). Frozen II has already amassed another 1 million worldwide for a total of 8 million as it marches to become another billion grosser for Disney.Fresh Surprise: Knives Out Shows Original Films Can Still Murder At the Box Office It wasn t a total surprise for us at RT – we had placed it in the top 5 holiday earners in our winter box office preview – but Rian Johnson’s Knives Out surpassed all tracking service expectations by earning .7 million since opening Wednesday. The .7 million it earned over the weekend puts it amongst the top 20 Thanksgiving holiday weekends ever – and it is just the fifth film not rated “G” or “PG” to be on that list. Some 61 films have opened in November and grossed over million in their first five days; only four (Pokemon: The First Movie, Dumb and Dumber To, The Muppets, and Unbreakable) failed to reach at least 0 million total. That means Knives Out could join Hustlers, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Us as the only films not based on a previous film or property to reach that milestone in 2019.The Top 10 and Beyond: Queen and Slim Gets a Solid Start, Word-of-Mouth Boosts Beautiful Day(Photo by © Universal)It was back and forth over the holiday for third place, but James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari won the race with .22 million over the weekend and .99 million for the five days. No film opening in November to have grossed at least million in 17 days has failed to reach 0 million. Ford v Ferrari currently stands at million, but its magic number is still going to be around 0 million globally to find its way into profit. With just over 3 million internationally, it is still less than 60% of the way there.Marielle Heller’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood got the word-of-mouth bump over the holiday we were expecting. It is now outpacing Roland Emmerich’s Midway, which just passed the million mark this weekend. Gothika, Starship Troopers, and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms are the only November films to have million after 10 days and not finish with at least million. Midway is looking to join that list given its third weekend (.95 million) was less than what those three films earned in their third weekend. Meanwhile, the Mr. Rogers film, which stands at just over million to date, had a better second weekend (.8 million) than any live-action film in November to have million or less by day 10 of wide release (aside from Jingle All the Way). This suggests that a final gross over million is still very possible for the million-budgeted film.The other newbie of the week was Melina Matsoukas’s Certified Fresh Queen Slim, which grossed .7 million over the weekend and .8 million over the full holiday. That is 0,000 more than what Widows had last year in its first five days before ultimately finishing with million. Last week’s cop thriller, 21 Bridges, is up to just .45 million after 10 days, which puts it in After the Sunset/Delivery Man territory. Its second weekend (.82 million) was about million less than the Vince Vaughn comedy and 21 Bridges may be up at around just - million when it leaves theaters. Finally, Todd Phillips’ Joker spent its eighth straight week in the top 10. It has passed 0 million domestic, .048 billion worldwide, and is Warner Bros. fourth-highest grossing film of all time. Joker also passed Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to become the 35th highest-grossing film of all time.This Time Last Year: Another Possession Could Not Scare Ralph From Top Spot(Photo by © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)It was the weekend after Thanksgiving so grosses were down a bit, but still a lot of people were going to the movies. The only major new release was The Possession of Hannah Grace, which opened in seventh place with .4 million. Ralph Breaks the Internet was again on top with .56 million, passing the 0 million mark. The Grinch moved up to second with .92 million, enough to pass the 0 million line. Creed II fell back to third with .63 million and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald had the steepest fall in the top 10 (61.3%) to .36 million. The top 10 films grossed a total of 6.19 million and averaged 61.4% on the Tomatometer; this year’s top 10 grossed an estimated 6.98 million over the weekend and averaged 67.3% with critics.On the Vine: A Balloon Adventure and an Acclaimed Romance Set to Light Up Indie Box OfficeThe weekend after Thanksgiving is usually a dead zone for new releases and indeed only one film is going wide and that is the oft-delayed animated film from STX, Playmobil: The Movie. The million production was moved from January to April to August and then into December. It has grossed just .4 million in international waters to date, and may have trouble matching that here. In limited release, try to catch The Aeronauts on the biggest screen possible as it is not often you get a chance for a hot air balloon adventure with Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne – especially one that s Certified fesh at 84% on the Tomatometer to date. Even more acclaimed is the 98%-rated Portrait of a Lady On Fire. The beloved French romance was a hit at Cannes this year, winning Best Screenplay, and it is also nominated for Best International Film at the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards.The Full Top 10: November 29-December 1Frozen II (2019) 78% – .25 million (7.57 million total)Knives Out (2019) 97% – .02 million (.7 million total)Ford v Ferrari (2019) 92% – .22 million ( million total)A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) 95% – .8 million (.31 million total)Queen & Slim (2019) 83% – .7 million (.81 million total)21 Bridges (2019) 54% – .82 million (.46 million total)Playing With Fire (2019) 24% – .2 million (9.2 million total)Midway (2019) 42% – .96 million (.28 million total)Joker (2019) 68% – .98 million (0.6 million total)Last Christmas (2019) 46% – .9 million (.66 million total) (Photo by Russ Martin/CBS)Intentionally or not, by the finale of its sophomore season, Star Trek: Discovery, along with actor Ethan Peck, who guest-starred as Spock, provided an argument for another prequel to the original series.At least two more live-action series are in the works: the first led by Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou about Starfleet s shadowy Section 31 division, and the other led by Patrick Stewart, revisiting his role as Jean-Luc Picard from The Next Generation. (Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, and Isa Briones will join Stewart in the new series.) The Short Treks program has already seen four episodes released, and Emmy Award–winner Mike McMahan (Rick And Morty) is developing Star Trek: Lower Decks, a half-hour animated comedy focused on the support crew of one of Starfleet’s least important ships.Even if the intention is to see Spock recur on Discovery, the case made for a series about a young and hungry Enterprise crew led by Anson Mount as Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, and Peck as an up-and-coming version of the iconic sci-fi figure couldn’t be stronger.Discovery’s second season focused on universal themes of family, understanding, love, and loss — all well-trod storytelling paths with the inherent danger of an attack of saccharine. Under the guidance of Alex Kurtzman and his team, however, the result has been mysterious, thrilling, unpredictable, and, of course, very worthy of the series’ recent third season renewal.Both Discovery seasons are Certified Fresh: Season 2 currently has an 83% Tomatometer score, while season 1, which endured a lot of huff and bluster about what Star Trek is supposed to be, is just behind it at a healthy 82%.Ahead of season 2, some residual grousing turned up around the highly anticipated appearance of Spock, the brother of lead character Michael Burnham, played by Sonequa Martin-Green.As Sopan Deb of The New York Times wrote in a recap of the season premiere: “There is an elephant on the bridge. Spock … It’s always been a sore point that Burnham is supposed to be Spock’s foster [sister], whom apparently we never hear about in the history of all of Star Trek. In ‘Brother,’ we get hints about this. Burnham suggests that Spock didn’t accept her as a sibling — which seems, frankly, out of character for Spock, but it’s too early to determine that until we see how this story unfolds.”(Photo by Ben Mark Holzberg/CBS)Now the story has unfolded, and we’ve witnessed Michael and Spock push and pull against each other as if connected by rubber bands. Will they or won’t they be a family? In the finale that aired Thursday night, we found out that they will. The hate Michael perceived Spock had for her melted away over the course of the season — life lesson: bad feelings will escalate when fueled by a lack of communication. The finale showed just how deeply his love for his sister ran, with Spock choosing to accompany her into the unknown and their mutual dismay when it becomes apparent that their ever-after as loving siblings is not to be. Personal log: Stardate 1201.7, Spock says in voice-over of a scene of him embracing their mother in the finale. One hundred and twenty-four days have passed since your disappearance We’ve sworn never to speak your name in the presence of others. Yet, I feel you with me, always. We spoke to Peck ahead of the finale to find out how the season went for him and what it’s been like inhabiting such an beloved character in an enormous franchise, and, though he was understandably circumspect about whether we’ll see more Spock, one thing’s certain: He won’t be wearing a red shirt.(Photo by Ben Mark Holzberg/CBS)Debbie Day for Rotten Tomatoes: It’s been so exciting to watch your character develop over the season; the arc has been quite extreme for Spock. Fans have a very specific vision about what the character is, but they start in a very different place with you — can you talk a little bit about that?Ethan Peck: You re absolutely right. The season arc is hugely transformational for him. I consider it, I understand it to be sort of his genesis. He is in this place of uncertainty, and back in the beginning of his appearance on season 2 of Discovery, and he ends up much closer to the Mr. Spock we met at the beginning of the original series. It s just an incredible honor, not just to play Spock, but to play him in this moment in his life when he is full of doubts and he has these pieces of himself that aren t quite yet fitting together well.What makes Spock so special is that he is these polar opposites, but they live together in harmony and he creates something much more than either human or Vulcan, in my opinion. I think this is why he s so highly regarded and so respected and so compelling; because he makes the space in himself for the cold Vulcan logic and the warm hysterical human tendencies. That s an amazing character to play and to be, and to have found that, I think there was an effort on not just my side, but on the writer s side to make sure that it was clear he s not yet the Spock that we have known to come and love in the original series.We get glimpses along the way, and I think at the end we really come full bore with that mature Spock, or begin to.(Photo by Russ Martin/CBS)Did you know going into this that you were going to play this very special moment in the character s life? How much did you know about what this season would be for him?Peck: I didn t know all that much. I think they took, obviously a huge risk, casting me. Not necessarily — in my opinion — being proven as an actor. Who knows, because it is such a delicate balance in this character and the portrayal of this character of logic and emotion. But then I think that they saw I was extremely dedicated and passionate about doing it, about understanding it, and I was working on the edge of my abilities throughout the season, and I learned so much from doing it. Not just from the experience itself of creating and showing up every day on set and working, but from Spock himself.I think they gave me a little more responsibility as they went on, and I d like to think that what I did informed their decision to keep him on. I think in maybe some worlds, there was a possibility that I totally shat the bed, excuse my language, and they gave me less responsibilities, sorta phased me out, so I just feel incredibly grateful and honored. It s all very surreal to me, still. I just feel filled with those feelings of gratitude and honor.For fans of the franchise, it s been very exciting to have the character there. One of the highlights, of course, is when it s becoming apparent what Michael’s role is exactly with the angel: that she is responsible for some of the signals. But then Spock s shuttle is disabled, and he s not able to get back to Discovery to continue on the journey with her. How did you build that emotional moment for the character with his sister?Peck: To speak specifically to the good bye on the shuttle, I think all of the work that we ve all done with the Spock in the months that I ve been there prior to that moment was really priming me for that good bye. I think in that moment, we really see Spock take ownership of himself and of his constituents: of this Vulcan side, of this human side. It s an action that is deeply emotional and executed highly logically.In the beginning of part one of the finale, Spock decides that he will stay with Discovery. That s a very emotionally driven move. He wants to stay with his family, he wants to stay with his sister, with one of the, I think, few places that he can call home — if you can call a person a home — because, in a way, they have so much in common. Although she s not half human–half Vulcan, she is. She was this human that was raised on Vulcan, and in season 1 you really see her become more human and learn what it is to be human. In this second season, I think we see Spock become more human and more Vulcan together.In the beginning of part one, he thinks that he ll stay, but in the end, he knows that he can t and must say goodbye, and emotionally he would be driven to go with Michael Burnham with Discovery into the future, but logically it s not possible. I think maybe at that moment he discovers there s a responsibility he has to tie up his end of the journey, which is to remain.(Photo by John Medland/CBS)The relationship was a continuation from moments that we hadn t seen as viewers. I was really interested in your emotional build to that moment with a person with whom you ve supposedly had such a fraught relationship.Peck: Yeah. I think it s a great competition that exists between the two of them — as does exist between many siblings — and we really, I think, dug into the sibling rivalry of it all. Also, I think they re very similar; they re both hyper-intelligent, they re both, I think, perfect candidates for Starfleet, they have dedicated themselves to something larger than just who they are as single beings. So I think there s a great respect that lives between them that, in the beginning, I don t think is honored, but there s a lot of anger on both sides, but they realize that they probably understand each other more than anybody else understands them, in all the known universe.That feeling of being seen, of being understood, I think, is so essential to satisfying life. I think we all search for understanding and for similarities in one another. Because these are such unique characters, there aren t many like them, and so I think to have found, I guess, sort of an anchor point in reality, is crucial to them becoming something more than they were, to evolving.To quote Spock, This comfort is essential to evolution. I think that really encapsulates what s happening in the second season between Spock and Michael Burnham. In terms of the preparation for that last scene, I think the whole season was preparation for it. I don t think that I, at that point, needed to do that much work, but trust what I had built and what we had built, about Spock and about the crew on Discovery.At the very end when she s saying goodbye, she tells him, “There’s a whole galaxy out there full of people who will reach for you. You have to let them. Find that person who seems farthest from you and reach for them. Reach for them. Let them guide you.” Was that a nod to his future relationships with a personality like Captain Kirk?Peck: Absolutely. I m not sure who came up with that, but I think it was Alex Kurtzman, and I remember him just glittering while he was telling me this revelation that he d had about this moment and about this beacon he s setting for the future in himself that does end up becoming Kirk.Discovery and Burnham shot off through a wormhole into the future, Admiral Cornwell is dead, Georgiou is somewhere out there, Leland died in a puddle of nanites, and Ash Tyler becomes a permanent Commander in Section 31. Spock, meanwhile, rejoins Enterprise and — despite everyone lying to Starfleet and saying that Discovery and her crew, including Burnham, blew up — he recommends that a gag be placed on everyone s knowledge of what happened. What is his interest in making that recommendation?Peck: Because of the dangers of Control. To really completely bury the knowledge of this omnipotent and sinister entity, it should be completely eradicated from the books. Not just physically eradicated, but also conceptually eradicated because of the extraordinary danger that he poses to the universe, or it poses to the universe.(Photo by Russ Martin/CBS)I think I know, but what’s the significance of Spock shaving?Peck: I think it s an externalization of his alteration. I think the beard is an externalization of his inner turmoil and his unraveling. To shave is a settling back into a security of who he is and his comfort with himself. That s what it means to me. It s also a part of his goodbye to Michael. The self that he knew when he was learning from her and being with her, and to shave it is a part of that. What did you make of it?Just him transitioning — like a butterfly coming out of a cocoon — and becoming the man that he would be.Peck. Absolutely. Yeah.Is there any hope that we ll see the Enterprise and Spock again?Peck: Is there hope? Yes, I hope so.Are you signed up for season 3?Peck: I can t say. I know there s nothing out there on it either way.But you do hope so?Peck: Yeah, I hope so.Star Trek: Discovery seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream on CBS All Access.