亚博足球APP下载采用百度引擎9（Baidu 8）Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon released a new teaser trailer in October that provides glimpses of its stars, including Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Emma D Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, and Sonoya Mizuno as Prince Daemon s ally Mysaria.HBO had most recently announced new cast and released first-look images of the 2022 series biggest stars in May.(Photo by Ollie Upton/HBO)The series is based on author George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series and its companion materials and is set primarily in Westeros during a time of great political upheaval.“House of the Dragon has been in development for several years (though the title has changed a couple of times during that process),” Martin wrote on his blog in response to news of the series pickup announced in 2019. “It was actually the first concept I pitched to HBO when we started talking about a successor show, way back in the summer of 2016.”What It’s About(Photo by HBO)Set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series tells the story of a turbulent period for House Targaryen, one that set sibling against sibling and dragon against dragon. The point of contention: who should rule on the Iron Throne, of course.“If you’d like to know a bit more of what the show will be about… well, I can’t actually spill those beans,” Martin teased in his blog, “but you might want to pick up a copy of two anthologies I did with Gardner Dozois, Dangerous Women and Rogues, and then move on to Archmaester Gyldayn’s history, Fire Blood.”Dangerous Women includes what press materials describe as a “35,000-word novella” by Martin called “The Princess and the Queen, or, the Blacks and the Greens,” which is “about the Dance of the Dragons, the vast civil war that tore Weste
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Joel Meares for Rotten Tomatoes: Early in the film a number of people being interviewed talk about how wonderful it is to live in Australia, and then pivot with a “but…” to talk about the issue of race at the heart of the story. And you seem to say something similar: “It’s the best country on earth, but…” I think that’s something people living everywhere can relate to – The Australian Dream, the American dream. It is, and that s what so hard, right? Because for the last two years of my career, for two hours every week, I d be faced with this onslaught of booing. I lived in an apartment in Bondi with my fiancé at the time, living a great life, going to the beach every day, cafes – lifestyle couldn t be more perfect. But for two hours every week, I just dreaded going home to that football field and being subjected to what was happening.Now, having been retired and not being subjected to that, it s still a great country, but I still see what happens to my relatives. I still see what happens to Indigenous people, and I can t just say, Hey, I m OK with that because I ve made it.” I still want to be able to make a difference and have a voice to create an environment now, for the future, which is better. Because I ve got a little daughter that is going to have to grow up in this environment. I think that my role as a father and as a person who’s got a bit of a platform is to help continue the conversation and try and make a better environment for her and others to grow up in.Is that why you did the film? Because watching it, there was a part of me that was thinking, Damn, why is he putting himself through this again? Yeah, I think the biggest thing for me was, even when I retired, is that I don t think people still understood the situation: Why I, as an Indigenous person, was saying the things that I was saying, was representing my people in the way that I was; why, after learning our history of our country, I was having the stance that I was having. And I think what people are realizing now, after watching The Australian Dream, is they go, “Oh, I get it now. This is what s happened to Indigenous people. I never knew about it. They re now helping educate me. I can see now why, when people call you an ape, that is a racial comment that s been used for hundreds and hundreds of years across the world to say to you that you re no more than an animal, less than human.” They start to understand a little bit better. Whereas, if I was to just come out to the media again and do public speaking, people aren t really going to hear or understand the reason behind it, so I feel a documentary was the best platform to have that first comment back to the Australian public around why I am who I am, why I stand up for the values I have. Hopefully that helps them understand the journey that I m on.The film has already been released in Australia, where it’s renewed interest around the booing incident and Indigenous-white relations again. But you’re looking for international distribution now and I m curious, do you think it’s a uniquely Australian story or one that will connect globally?We re already seeing that people are connecting in America – at Telluride last week and here in Toronto – with the story. These are people of color, these are white people, who understand that in any country that has minorities, those minorities are going through racial tensions and issues. For me, this movie is a story of what happens to anyone who s being colonized, it s what happens to any Indigenous people who have been moved off their land or that have had to face the disadvantages of people coming to their country, and whether they have sovereignty or treaty or land rights – all of those things come into play in our documentary. People can connect to those issues. Here in Toronto, they connect with Indigenous people here, and I think in America they can connect with what happened with Colin Kaepernick and myself. So I think people connect in different ways to the documentary. I think people who have had racial tensions themselves can connect with things that have happened to them, and it can be quite emotional seeing and feeling for other people, the empathy you feel with watching me and others go through that.It s clear that a lot of people who already agree with the basic sentiments are likely going to see this movie. But watching I was wondering who you felt the key audience, the most important audience, for it was – and then how you get it in front of them? And are you optimistic it will have an impact – and optimistic generally about race relations in Australia? I think the biggest thing for me is huge optimism. I wouldn t be making this documentary if I didn t think it would help or I didn t know that the work this documentary would do post-cinema release, whether it be through a distributor like Netflix, or played through our schooling system [in Australia]. That s where it can make a massive impact and can make a massive difference for me. Yes, it would be incredible for it to be successful in the cinemas, to be picked up by Netflix – all tick, tick, tick. But how do you make sure everyone watches it? My optimism lies with the youth. I m not gonna lie, they re the future of our country. They re gonna look back on us in 20 years time and go, What the hell were we thinking? Why have we not got an Indigenous voice to Parliament? Why aren t Indigenous people part of our Constitution? All these things, we re so stupid. Why don t we just get it done? Unfortunately, I know it s going to take time, and I m OK with that. I m now part of things that are more proactive and supportive of Indigenous people who want to be successful, whether it be in business or around education. They re the spaces where I know I can make my biggest difference and where I m focusing that time.Thumbnail image: Dominik Magdziak Photography/WireImage, © Marvel Studios/© Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, © 20th Century Fox, © Columbia Pictures, Becker EntertainmentThe Australian Dream is currently in Australian theaters. It is awaiting distribution in the U.S. and internationally.
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8.34.6 5月喜迎(Photo by Marcos Cruz/Vagrant Productions/SYFY)Rae s co-star Tim Rozon couldn’t wait to read the comic once it came on his radar. Like her, he read it before the audition and felt it helped him get the part.“For my screen test, I made sure I had orange-reddish hair color to match [the character] from the comic book,” Rozon said.His character, a stranded Earthman named Issac who serves as Elida’s “goofy sidekick,” may seem somewhat familiar to fans of Rozon from Wynonna Earp, in which he plays Doc Holliday — which is to say, there’s a bit of a scoundrel to Issac.“I haven t felt so right for a part pretty much since Doc Holliday,” Rozon said, although, “Doc can be pretty intense, whereas Isaac is just a bumbling fool, and I feel like I m a little closer to that at times.”(Photo by Marcos Cruz/Vagrant Productions/SYFY)Also like Wynonna Earp and other Canadian-produced sci-fi shows, Vagrant Queen likes to play fast and loose with its tone. It can feature a bombastic, heroic slow-mo shot and immediately segue into a joke. It was one of the appealing aspects both Rae and Rozon found when the ready the pilot script.“I love the dynamic of it,” Rae said. “Everyone usually chooses, ‘Oh, this is comedy, we can t have these heavy drama moments.’ Or ‘Oh, this is drama, we can t have it that funny.’ But I love that we choose where we need to put that comedy, and we choose where we need to put those heavy moments to make it realistic and make you invested in the character storylines. I love that we do it all. It kind of gives me a Guardians of the Galaxy feel when it comes to adding all those aspects into one.”(Photo by Syfy)Viewers will see that from the first episode, which introduces Elida, Issac, third major character Amae (Alex McGregor), antagonist Lozaro (Paul du Toit), and a host of secondary characters who come to life almost immediately — if, in some cases, just to be quickly knocked off the board. And as some of these guest characters matter to the main three, they, like Rozon’s Issac, “use humor a lot to deflect feelings and deal with feelings.”But then, he felt the more fluid tone – which he described as “heart, humor, and hectic” — is essential to the show.“It s got to have that right mix,” he said. “All of that is a testament, in my opinion, to [showrunner] Jem Garrard. This lady is a powerhouse. She is incredible.”(Photo by Marcos Cruz/Vagrant Productions/SYFY)Garrard, who previously produced Android Employed, came to Vagrant Queen with an intensity and built out from the comic book’s initial six issue run, creating new situations fans of the book will begin to see as early as the pilot and a new major character with Amae. Introduced as the sister of one of Elida’s favorite bartenders, she joins the group as they are in bad need of an engineer and, so it seems, a mediator. “She is the glue that keeps [Elida and Issac] together because they are literally polar opposites,” Rozon said.Although, Rae believes theirs is “just a real-ass friendship where people are on their individual journeys and they do stuff for themselves, not necessarily thinking about the consequences or repercussions for others.”The nature of Elida and Issac’s friendship is another departure from the comic — where they seemed more like very uneasy allies — but as Rozon pointed out, the television series has more time to flesh out their shared history than the six-issue comic. He also thinks the comic book characters have as tight of a bond as their television counterparts. But what about their constant verbal sparring? “You can only be with your real friends when you call your real friends out, you know what I m saying?” he said.(Photo by Marcos Cruz/Vagrant Productions/SYFY)Of course, there is a reason they’re on each other’s last nerve when we meet them. Elida stole Issac’s ship last she saw him, and, last time he saw her, he was literally shooting her in the back. It should be a friend-ending moment, but when you see the ship in question, the Winnipeg. It will all make sense.Like all the great sci-fi shows, the Winnipeg serves as the program’s signature environment. It is both stylish and rough-and-tumble all at once. Perhaps smaller than the Serenity of Firefly or the Raza of Dark Matter, its faded walls, messy floors, and quirky layout will remind some of a long lost, but favorite spaceship toy from childhood. And, as Rozon told us, it is named after one of Canada’s toughest towns.“It s cold and it s nasty,” he said. “If you re from Winnipeg, you re tough.”The set itself is one continuous piece, allowing scenes to play out from the command module out to the loading dock or the individual rooms. And that sense of verisimilitude made it real easy for the actors to get into character.“This is it, man. This is the dream. This is what I signed up for,” Rozon said.(Photo by Marcos Cruz/Vagrant Productions/SYFY)Although, not everything in the Vagrant Queen galaxy can be a dream. Elida is still running from her noble birthright and a government hellbent on seeing her dead. Or, at least, it seems like that’s what they want. Their representative, Lozaro, may have his own reasons for chasing Elida. The two also have a history, but initially, flashbacks will be the only time we see him interact with her, as he is often two steps behind her or sequestered on his own ship.“It seems like he s in a different version of the show, but really he s just in his world, thinking his own little thoughts that he thinks are so legitimate,” Rae said of the character. Consequently, Lazaro’s scenes are some of the funniest, aided, of course, by the silliness of his Republic guards.The show goes out its way to give the guards little bits of character even as they are stuck in restrictive black armor. And to give you a little more of the show’s flavor, it wasted no time putting all three main characters in those costumes.“They re terrible,” Rae joked. “They look great but they are the worst costumes!”“There s one [eyehole], but it s in the forehead area,” making it almost impossible to see and stunt work comical, she recalled.“You can t gracefully walk around in them,” added Rozon, who also teased that videos of the group working in the costumes will surface at some point. Despite the difficulty of working in them, he said, “we had a lot of fun in those costumes.”(Photo by Marcos Cruz/Vagrant Productions/SYFY)But the fun to be had with the overt goofiness of Lazaro and the Republic guards is offset by the more serious elements of the Republic as the show’s antagonist force and the internal jeopardy for Elida — as much as she doesn’t want it, she was trained to be a queen. To Rae, that interior conflict (and its outward manifestations) may be the most salient aspect of the show.“I understood why she wasn t overly aristocratic because all of the monarchy, all of these aspects of her life had stopped her from understanding her true self,” she said. To put a finer point on it, “Elida” isn’t even the name she was born with, but Rae maintains it is the character’s true name no matter what the loyalists out in the galaxy might think.“Yeah, I wouldn t like [the loyalists] either,” she added. “So it was pretty easy to click into that.” Nonetheless, her past is something she will have to face at some point.(Photo by Marcos Cruz/Vagrant Productions/SYFY)“All of these things will be answered for you by the end of Vagrant Queen,” Rozon teased. “Jem s also really smart at setting things up. Everything s going to get dealt with.”Which, presumably, includes how and why Isaac ended up in deep space and Lozaro s real reason for chasing Elida.Vagrant Queen premieres on March 27 at 10 p.m. ET on Syfy.
We re just going to say it: The TRON: Legacy soundtrack is one of the best pieces of movie music to grace theaters in decades. Scored entirely by legendary French electronic duo Daft Punk, it seamlessly combines more typical orchestral fanfare with the their signature synthwavey staccatos, and the result is both modern and sophisticated. There are moody synths and percussion moments like the theme of the movie s villain, and much of the score sounds like it was recorded using sounds from an actual computer.But Daft Punk don t let their reputation and background define their work on the film. Sure, they pull from their signature repertoire for the banger of a dance track that plays during their big cameo scene, but they also demonstrate a knack for big, emotional pieces that feel fully operatic, like an even moodier version of John Carpenter if he worked with an 85-piece orchestra. The whole album is a fantastic listen from beginning to end, and it likely saw heavy rotation in the collections of more than just film score nerds.The Film Is a Giant Allegory for Movie Sequels(Photo by ©Walt Disney Pictures)Though the plot of both Tron and Tron: Legacy are simple at their cores, they both keep their big allegories just barely hidden beneath the surface. The original film was about a world of anthropomorphic computer programs waiting for the day a human user would arrive and save them from the evil program ruling over them; when Flynn enters the Grid and does exactly that, he s regarded as a god. Legacy centers on Flynn s reunion with his son Sam (Garrett Hedlund), but the film utilizes that reunion to tell a story about Flynn the god and his creation, and likewise about a movie sequel and its predecessor.When Legacy reintroduces the audience to Flynn, he s living in exile in the Grid, cast out from its society by Clu — a program created in young Flynn s own image. Clu s entire purpose was to realize Flynn s vision of a perfect system; he s a reflection of a young Flynn s hubris and pride. So it makes sense that Clu would then try to purge everything he saw as imperfect — including his creator. In turn, Clu tries to be the creator of his own world by tearing everything down and building it back up to his liking, by eradicating the programs known as isomorphic algorithms or just ISOs and brainwashing everyone else into following him. Clu may be severely misguided, but his entire reason for existence was to carry out his creator s very specific bidding.In many ways, this creator/creation relationship is a mirror of the father/son one between Flynn and Sam. In the first act, we see Sam refuse to take his rightful place at his father s company s board, pranking them instead by stealing new products and releasing them for free before pulling a Batman-like escape from the building complex. Like Sam, Tron: Legacy also had to make its own name in the shadow of its predecessor s legend. Trying to please fans of the original while offering something to new audiences is a near impossible standard to meet, and the film itself seems to anticipate any blowback in the form of Clu — a creation that did everything its creator wanted and yet failed to please him.The Scenery-Chewing Is Delicious(Photo by ©Walt Disney Pictures)One of the biggest changes made in Tron: Legacy was Jeff Bridges portrayal of Flynn. In the original, he wasn t a hero. He went into the Grid to find evidence of a colleague stealing his code, but he didn t care for the programs. The fact that, mathematically, Sam should have already been born by the time of the first film but never appeared in it is a clever bit of retconning to make Flynn even more of an absentee jerk. But when we see him again in Tron: Legacy, he s part Steve Jobs, part The Dude from The Big Lebowski. And who doesn t love The Dude?Kevin Flynn turned from an ambitious programmer to a wise sage who won t abide people messing with my Zen thing, who reminisces about jamming and appreciates the miracle of bio-digital jazz. Bridges is clearly having fun with the character and the legacy the audience has in their head.Meanwhile, Michael Sheen shows up for a short but very memorable role as the shadowy nightclub owner Zuse, a digital love child of Ziggy Stardust and Frank-N-Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. who swings his cane traipses through the End of the Line club fight scene like a cackling vaudevillian. It s as if he dropped in from the set of another film entirely, but somehow, it just works.It Manages to Recapture the Visual Marvel of the Original(Photo by Douglas Curran/©Walt Disney Pictures)The original Tron was praised for its groundbreaking use of computer-generated visuals, paving the way for everything from Pixar movies to Avengers: Endgame. Though Tron: Legacy suffers a bit from the uncanny valley effect when it comes to Clu, the film still manages to present a massive, vibrant world of its own.Remember the disc fights from the original Tron? The sequel reimagines them by amping everything up to 11 with high-flying acrobatics and pristine derezzing effects. Remember the then-revolutionary light cycle races? Legacy takes the concept three-dimensional with a huge set piece that twists and turns on a multi-level racetrack and even finds time to work in a dogfighting sequence that feels straight out of Star Wars.But the film also ventures beyond the Grid and depicts a sprawling, apocalyptic world with busy, shadowy streets and alleyways, vast deserts, and otherworldly mountains. Watching the light cycles for the first time may not be as groundbreaking as it was in 1982, but Tron: Legacy takes full advantage of the technological advancements of the past few decades to present a cutting-edge world you would want to live in. The film is glossy and designed to the teeth, and a decade after its release, it s still one of the slickest, most visually spectacular films to look at.Tron: Legacy was released in theaters on December 17, 2010.Thumbnail image by ©Walt Disney PicturesOn an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
This week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Aquaman 2, Indiana Jones 5, and The Toxic Avenger.This WEEK S TOP STORYHISTORIC CINERAMA DOME THEATER IN LOS ANGELES SHUTTING DOWN(Photo by Genaro Molina/Getty Images)As COVID-19 vaccines continue to roll out, many states are currently lifting restrictions on movie theaters, as the film exhibition industry attempts to recover from what was basically a missing year. That return to normalcy faced a drastic road block in the western states this week as the Arclight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres chains announced that they will not be re-opening. This shut down includes the Cinerama Dome on Sunset Boulevard, which has been a Hollywood landmark since its opening in 1963, including an appearance in Quentin Tarantino s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, in which the movie being shown was Krakatoa, East of Java. Filmmakers (including Roland Emmerich, Barry Jenkins, and Rian Johnson), movie stars, and fans alike have been voicing their support this week, including some posting sentiments like Netflix, You Know What to Do. This decision to close all ArcLight and Pacific locations comes just a month before movies like A Quiet Place Part II and Disney s Cruella are expected to finally get the summer season of 2021 going at the box office. There is also a Change.org petition currently running that has over 11,000 signatures. If there is a positive side, it s that people seem to be motivated to make sure that at least landmarks like the Cinerama Dome will be saved by someone anyone and to make sure that this shutdown isn t repeated at other beloved theater chains.Other Top Headlines1. HUGH JACKMAN AND LAURA DERN JOIN THE SON, THEMATIC SEQUEL TO THE FATHER (Photo by Kristin Callahan, Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)One of the quiet underdogs in this year s Academy Awards race is The Father (Certified Fresh at 98%), which perhaps surprisingly earned six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor for Anthony Hopkins, and Best Supporting Actress for Olivia Colman. French novelist, screenwriter, and director Florian Zeller adapted The Father from his own play, Le Père, and Zeller is now preparing to start filming the thematic follow-up to that film, which is intended to eventually be the second film of a trilogy. Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern are now signed to star in The Son, which is then expected to be followed by a third film, The Mother. Jackman will star in The Son as a busy man whose life is is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife, Kate (Dern), turns up with their troubled and angry teenage son. The key role of the son has apparently not been cast yet.2. MADS MIKKELSEN JOINS HARRISON FORD IN INDIANA JONES 5 (Photo by Jonathan Olley/©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Despite being in some form of development for much of the 10+ years since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crysal Skull ( Certified Fresh at 78%), we still do not know the premise or setting of the untitled fifth Indiana Jones film, due out July 29, 2022. Last week, Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge became the first actor to join Harrison Ford in an unknown role (perhaps as his daughter, or Marian s daughter?), and director James Mangold (Logan, The Wolverine, Ford v Ferrari) has now added another cast member. Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, who genre fans might best know as either the Doctor Strange villain Kaecilius or for playing Jyn Erso s dad in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, has likewise joined Indiana Jones 5 in an unknown role. With two new actors announced, this might be a good time to point out that there have been no announcements yet of any other returning cast besides Harrison Ford. For example, at one point, Shia LaBeouf s character from Crystal Skull was expected to possibly be Harrison Ford s replacement in the franchise, but recent developments may have changed those plans.3. CATE BLANCHETT TO STAR IN ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR S FIRST FILM IN 15 YEARS (Photo by Lisa Tomasetti/©Sony Pictures Classics)If you re not someone who actively attempts to follow every director s career, you might be forgiven if it takes a moment to remember what you know actor-turned-director Todd Field from. Field has only directed two films, but both were critically acclaimed, with 2001 s In the Bedroom (Certified Fresh at 93%) receiving five Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture), and 2006 s Little Children ( Certified Fresh at 80%) earning three. Field is now preparing to direct his first film in 15 years, TAR, and he has recruited Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett to star in the film, which in a way echoes Field s casting of Sissy Spacek in In the Bedroom and Kate Winslet in Little Children. The premise of TAR is being kept secret, except that it s set in Berlin, and that filming will start there in September. Blanchett will be moving on to TAR after starring in the video game adaptation Borderlands (and as of yet, she isn t expected to be reprising her role in Indiana Jones 5).4. GAME OF THRONES BADDIE PILOU ASBAEK JOINS AQUAMAN 2 (Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)Danish actor Pilou Asbaek is probably not what you d call a household name for most, but if you live with Game of Thrones fans, they probably would recognize him for his villainous role as Euron Greyjoy in the later seasons. Perhaps coincidentally, Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones was a leader of house of seafaring pirates and raiders, so it s interesting that his new role this week is in Aquaman 2, which stars another Game of Thrones alumnus, Jason Momoa. Warner Bros. did not comment on Asbaek s casting, including any indication about what character he might be playing, but Aquaman s comic book history has plenty of seafaring characters Asbaek could portray. Warner Bros. has scheduled Aquaman 2 for December 16, 2022, making it the fifth DC Comics movie of that year, following The Batman (3/4/2022), the animated DC Super Pets (5/20/2022), Black Adam (7/29/2022), and The Flash (11/4/2022).5. LUCY LIU TO PLAY HELEN MIRREN S SISTER IN SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS (Photo by Michael Germana/Everett Collection)The title of the sequel to the 2019 DC Comics movie Shazam! (Certified Fresh at 90%) is Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and it appears that the plurality of the Gods in question means we may possibly see several big names in the film. The first star to be announced was Helen Mirren, who will be playing the villain Hespera, the daughter of Atlas (one of the Gods who forms the S-H-A-Z-A-M of his name). We can now also report that Mirren will be joined by Lucy Liu, who will play Hespera s sister Kalypso (who should not be confused with the Marvel Comics villain Calypso). Neither Hespera nor Kalypso have comic book counterparts, but their relation to Atlas, who gives Shazam! his super stamina, seems like the obvious connection here.6. BRAD PITT AND SANDRA BULLOCK SWAP CAMEOS IN EACH OTHER S MOVIES (Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Sometimes when we look back at announcements about big movie stars being in a new film, it turns out that it was just a cameo (for example, Matt Damon co-starring in Thor: Ragnarok). One cameo might not be enough to cover in The Weekly Ketchup, but this week, we have the fun story of two stars who basically gave each other cameo appearances. Brad Pitt recently filmed an action thriller called Bullet Train, and Sandra Bullock is about to star in the romantic comedy adventure Lost City of D with Channing Tatum. As it turns out, both stars will show up in each other s films in cameo roles. Sandra Bullock will make a brief appearance in Bullet Train, and Brad Pitt will do the same in Lost City of D.7. THIS WEEK IN MOVIES CALLED (OR PREVIOUSLY CALLED) MEMORY (Photo by Maria Marin/©Sony Classics)We re going to cover two separate movies in this piece, because both movies share the title Memory (sort of). Let s start with the movie actually titled Memory, which will be an action thriller starring Liam Neeson, Guy Pearce, and Monica Bellucci. The premise sounds a bit like a John Wick movie, as Neeson will play an assassin who finds himself a target after refusing to carry out a dangerous mission for the mob. In related news, Ryan Gosling s upcoming film noir thriller The Actor (which is adapted from the Donald E. Westlake novel Memory) landed distribution this week through Neon, with acclaimed screenwriter Charlie Kaufman on board as executive producer.8. BARB AND STAR TO WRITE CINDERELLA STEPSISTERS FEATURE FOR DISNEY (Photo by Ferdaus Shamim/Getty Images)In addition to fairly straight adaptations like Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, Walt Disney Pictuires has also included spin-offs about classic villains like Maleficent and Cruella in their continuing live-action remakes of classic Disney animated films. Walt Disney Pictures already gave this sort of treatment to Cinderella (Certified Fresh at 83%) in 2013, but the studio now appears ready to return to the setting. Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are now signed with Disney to write a live-action feature film about Cinderella s evil stepsisters (possibly not involving Cinderella at all, or perhaps as just a minor character). Wiig and Mumolo, who co-starred in both Bridesmaids (Certified Fresh at 90%) and Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (Certified Fresh at 79%), both of which they also co-wrote, are not expected to appear in this film. It s also not yet known if any of the cast of the 2013 Cinderella will reprise their roles, including Sophie McShera as Drizella and Holliday Grainger as Anastasia, as it seems likely that this film will have an entirely new cast.9. JACOB TREMBLAY JOINS PETER DINKLAGE IN TOXIC AVENGER REBOOT (Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)We ve known for a while that Peter Dinklage is going to star in the big-budget remake of the ultra-low-budget Troma film The Toxic Avenger, but this week s news gave us a new hint about exactly how different this version of The Toxic Avenger might be. The second cast member confirmed to star in The Toxic Avenger is Jacob Tremblay (Room), who is now 14, with the suggestion in this news item that he might be playing Toxie s son, who the Toxic Avenger must race to rescue as he learns how to use his newfound chemically endowed size and strength. The reason this is a pretty major departure is that in the original film, Melvin, the janitor who becomes The Toxic Avenger, did not have a son and was basically a much-maligned social outcast. Jacob Tremblay will also soon be heard (but probably not seen) as the voice of Flounder in Disney s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, starring Halle Bailey.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
The second star-studded and intrigue-filled season of Apple TV+’s flagship drama, The Morning Show, is upon us, and as we return to the sound stages, corridors, and boardrooms of UBA, Rotten Tomatoes sat down for an extended chat with the series’ cast and executive producer. Our correspondent Nikki Novak spoke with Jennifer Aniston, Billy Crudup, Karen Pittman, Nestor Carbonell, Mark Duplass, Desean K. Terry, plus newcomers to the series Julianna Margulies and Hasan Minhaj, about their characters’ arcs this season, who their mentors have been in their careers (George Clooney, Shirley MacLaine, and Riz Ahmed come up!), and who among them would make the greatest real-life TV anchor. Plus, series executive producer and director Mimi Leder reveals how she and her team mapped out the highly anticipated new season and we settle a question about Crudup’s Cory Ellison: amazingly well-adjusted… or pure unadulterated evil?Season 2 of The Morning Show is now streaming on Apple TV+ with new episodes available every Friday. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
(Photo by Fox Searchlight)Bong Joon-ho s Parasite won Best Original screenplay and Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2020 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday. On a ballot almost identical to the Oscars next week, both Parasite and Jojo Rabbit beat out strong fields that included The Irishman, Joker, 1917, and Rian Johnson s Knives Out. By beating out the odds-makers frontrunner, Little Women, the Nazi satire Jojo Rabbit now looks favored for the Adapted Screenplay Oscar, as six of the last nine winners in the category at the WGAs went on to win the Academy Award. On the Best Original screenplay side, Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won s comedy-thriller, however, may have a harder time of it next week, as their prime competition Quentin Tarantino s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was deemed ineligible by the WGA.On the TV front, Chernobyl continued its awards streak, taking home the big prize for Long Form series, while Barry took Best Comedy Series, and Succession won in the drama category.Read below for the full list of winners of the 2020 Writers Guild Awards.Don’t agree with the WGA’s picks? Let us know what films and TV shows you think should have won in the comments. SCREENPLAY WINNERSOriginal Screenplay — Parasite (2019) 98%Adapted Screenplay — Jojo Rabbit (2019) 80%Documentary Screenplay — The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) 79%TELEVISION, NEW MEDIA, AND NEWS WINNERSDrama Series — Succession 94%Comedy Series — Barry 99%New Series — Watchmen 96%Original Long Form — Chernobyl 96%Adapted Long Form — Fosse/Verdon 81%Original Short Form New Media — Special written by Ryan O’ConnellAnimation — The Simpsons 85% Thanksgiving of Horror written by Dan VebberEpisodic Drama — Succession 94% Tern Haven written by Will TracyEpisodic Comedy — Dead to Me 89% Pilot written by Liz FeldmanComedy/Variety Talk Series — Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 98%Comedy/Variety Specials — Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Comedy/Variety Sketch Series — I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson 98%Quiz and Audience Participation — Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Daytime Drama — The Young and the RestlessChildren s Episodic, Long Form and Specials — Family Reunion Documentary Script — Current Events — Frontline Trump’s Trade War written by Rick YoungDocumentary Script — Other Than Current Events — Frontline Right To Fail - written by Tom JenningsNews Script — Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report — Special Edition of the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell Terror in America: The Massacres in El Paso and Dayton News Script — Analysis, Feature, or Commentary — 60 Minutes Digital News Series Stories About My Brother written by Prachi Gupta, Jezebel.comAre you as obsessed with awards as we are? Check out our Awards Leaderboard for 2019/2020.