What happens when two of the funniest TV stars of their generation – one of them soon to be a Marvel superhero – get together for a movie adventure? Comedy gold, according to the critics. In The Lovebirds, Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani play a couple who get caught up in some major organized crime drama while on a night out on the town – think of it as Date Night with more edge, and more F-bombs, and currently a very Fresh Tomatometer score. Ahead of the movie’s release on Netflix on May 22, Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley sat down – at a compliant, safe, remote distance – with Rae and Nanjiani to talk about their wildest nights out, what they’ve discovered about themselves during quarantine, and to get the skinny on Marvel’s upcoming The Eternals. (Though given Nanjiani s transformation, skinny may not be the right word.)The Lovebirds is available on Netflix May 22, 2020. Sony Pictures Television has tapped The LEGO Movie and Cloudy with a Change of Meatballs filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to develop a number of programs based on the company s piece of Marvel Entertainment as part of an overall development deal, according to news reports.At first glance, it definitely looks like a good fit, as Lord co-wrote Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the phenomenal, Oscar-winning, and Certified Fresh debut of Spider-Man Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) in theaters — who will likely continue his adventures on the big screen.But can the duo sustain a whole Spider-Verse industry with just the intellectual property available to them through Sony’s control of Spider-Man and related characters? Perhaps these five TV show ideas prove just how easy it will be to build a television Spider-Verse.Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-HamOriginal Creators: Tom DeFalco and Mark ArmstrongFormat: half-hour animated seriesConsidering the impact Spider-Ham made in Into the Spider-Verse, we’ll be stunned if a Spider-Ham animated series was not the first thought Miller and Lord had when the ink dried on their deal.Originally a goof character in one of Marvel’s honest-to-goodness funny books, Peter Porker stayed around to earn his own title. The conscious funny animal parody of Spider-Man is a key part of the appeal – and why he is such a success in the film – and it is easy to imagine a half-hour cartoon playing on the fact Spider-Ham and his world’s inhabitants know they are cartoons. Spider-Ham could face Mysteriape, the Buzzard (Spider-Ham’s take on The Vulture), and the King-Pig – a part we’re sure Vincent D’Onofrio would love to make his own. To say nothing about Spider-Ham’s team-ups with Goose Rider and Deerdevil! Provided the Spider-Ham spoofs of Ghost Rider and Daredevil are part of Sony’s Spider-Man IP package, of course.The series would have to be more than punny names and one-liners. But considering Lord and Miller managed to find emotional content in LEGO minifigs and a spoof of 21 Jump Street, the hardest part will be casting the voices joining John Mulaney on this journey. We are, of course, presuming he would return to voice Spider-Ham. He already reprised the role for the Caught in the Act short film accompanying the home video release of Into the Spider-Verse.If there is one stumbling block, it may be Marvel Entertainment’s – and therefore Disney’s – general control of the characters in regards to television animation; they produce the current Spider-Man cartoon, for example. It is entirely possible they would the first shot at an animated Spider-Ham series.Spider-GwenOriginal Creators: Jason Latour and Robbie RodriguezFormat: hour-long live-action dramaThe Spider-Gwen comics re-imagine Spider-Man s ill-fated girlfriend Gwen Stacy as the one bitten by the radioactive spider on that high school field trip. She becomes Spider-Woman, while Peter uses his abilities with science to emulate her. The premise is full of great hooks thanks to the way it restructures Spider-Man s origins and world. Peter, for example, becomes the Lizard and after he attacks the school dance, Spider-Woman ends up blamed for his death. On her world, Matt Murdoch is both the Kingpin and one of her constant adversaries, Peggy Carter is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., and a female Sam Wilson is the Captain America who fought in World War II (Steve Rogers made comics about her exploits after she vanished at the end of the war).But all of those changes to established characters underpin the relationships between Gwen and her friends – which include Mary Jane Watson, Betty Brant, and Glory Grant – and with her father, Captain George Stacy. He initially hunts Spider-Woman not knowing she and Gwen are the same person. And considering a lot of the elements of Spider-Gwen’s larger world would not be available to the production because of complicated rights reasons – Matt Murdoch cannot be a live-action character until 2023 thanks to the original deal with Netflix, for example – getting to the meat of Gwen’s story would be key in a live action take on the comic book. Keeping her identity secret from her father definitely makes for a great season 1 story.Silver SableOriginal Creators: Tom DeFalco and Ron FrenzFormat: hour-long live-action dramaBut for a character without complicated rights issues, Lord and Miller could turn to Silver Sable, a character so clearly in Sony’s control, they very nearly made a film teaming her up with Black Cat. It had a release date at one time and director Gina Prince-Bythewood (who defined the look of Marvel’s Cloak Dagger) set to helm the production. Then Sony separated the characters into their own projects. Now, it is unclear if it is happening at all. But maybe the character would be better served on television.As the owner of a private military contracting service, Silver Sablinova could find herself in a political drama like The West Wing or a spy game program like Alias. Trained by her father to hunt Nazis, Silver Sable personally handles any contract which leads to the apprehension or elimination of war criminals. Using those ideas, a Silver Sable TV show could be one of the meatier and grittier programs Miller and Lord develop. Provided Sony wants something more like Homeland, of course.If the company really wants multiple television shows, varying up the tone and pitching the content to different age groups will be a must. And even if the show skews more toward the adventure aspects with less of an emphasis on geopolitics or Silver Sable’s interior life, it could prove to be the concept meant for an older audience. Also, we’d welcome another pilot directed by Prince-Bythewood, who made the first episode of Cloak Dagger quite compelling despite the fact the title characters only meet for a minute or two near the end.Spider-Man NoirOriginal Creators: David Hine, Fabrice Sapolsky, and Carmine Di GiandomenicoFormat: hour-long live-action limited series or half-hour animated seriesWe’ll be honest, Spider-Man Noir, whether voiced by Nicolas Cage or not, really cannot sustain a long-running television series in the vein of Arrow or even Daredevil. But if designed as an eight-episode limited series, it has just enough of a premise and style to make it a stand-out short-run television program.Then again, a Lord and Miller series based on the concept could take its cues from the original 2009 Spider-Man Noir comic book miniseries, in which Daily Bugle reporter Ben Urich uses his network of informants to blackmail local crime boss “the Goblin” and pay for his secret drug addiction with the money. Peter initially appears as someone Ben takes under his wing in this story, until Peter gets bitten by a mystical spider – science takes a back seat to mysticism in this reality – and learns the truth about Ben. While things do not turn out great for Ben in the comic, keeping him the focus of a television series and Spider-Man as something of a mystery re-centers the concept in thrilling way. Ben becomes the eyes and ears of a heavily shadowed 1934 in which we see characters we recognize, but in whole new ways; like the Chameleon as a simple master of disguise or Otto Octavius as a Nazi agent.The reality of producing a show with a stylized period aesthetic would keep Spider-Man Noir a limited series – or turn it into a prestige animated program – but it could be strong enough to commission a second eight-episode run.
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Warner Bros. had previously scheduled Barbie for May 8, 2020, but this news may mean it will be delayed.3. EMMA STONE AND BRAD PITT MAY CO-STAR IN DAMIEN CHAZELLE S BABYLON(Photo by Jef Hernandez, Gregorio Binuya/Everett Collection)We re now less than two weeks from the release of Quentin Tarantino s ninth film as director, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is his tribute to the Los Angeles of the 1960s. Tarantino is not the only director revisiting the Hollywood of the past, though, as La La Land director Damien Chazelle is preparing for his next film, Babylon, which will be set in the silent era of the 1920s. Emma Stone is now in talks to reunite with Chazelle on Babylon, which might start filming before her starring role in Disney s 101 Dalmatians prequel Cruella (12/23/2020). In a move that would really tie Babylon to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Brad Pitt is also reportedly circling the film. Babylon will reportedly be an R-rated movie in the three hour range with a budget of between million and 0 million, with Lionsgate and Paramount among the studios vying to distribute.4. POP SINGER HARRY STYLES MAY JOIN DISNEY S THE LITTLE MERMAID AS PRINCE ERIC (Photo by Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)In just a few weeks, we ve gone from not knowing when Walt Disney Pictures might ever remake The Little Mermaid to having almost every major role cast (pretty much everyone but King Triton and Sebastian the singing crab). All in the same week, actually, Disney started negotiating with Melissa McCarthy (as the octopus sea witch Ursula), Awkwafina (as Scuttle the seagull), Room star Jacob Tremblay (as Flounder the fish), and Halle Bailey as the title character of Ariel. We can also now report that Disney is in early talks with One Direction pop singer Harry Styles to star as the film s romantic male lead, Prince Eric. The live action remake of The Little Mermaid will be directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Mary Poppins Returns).5. BAZ LUHRMANN FINDS HIS ELVIS(Photo by Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)Following the staggering success of Bohemian Rhapsody and the pretty good numbers for Elton John s Rocketman, the musical biopic has come back in a big way. There are several similar projects now in the works, including biopics for Boy George and Aretha Franklin (with Jennifer Hudson attached), and a Mamma Mia! style jukebox musical featuring the music of Prince. Right up there with The Beatles, one of the biggest stars never to receive a big budget Hollywood biopic is the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, but that s exactly what Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann is getting ready to work on next. In the same week as the Little Mermaid casting news earlier this month, we also learned about the various contenders to play Elvis (including Ansel Elgort, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Miles Teller, and One Direction s Harry Styles, who will apparently co-star in The Little Mermaid instead.) Baz Luhrmann s Elvis will be Austin Butler of MTV s The Shannara Chronicles, with Tom Hanks already attached to co-star as Colonel Tom Parker.6. GIRLS TRIP DIRECTOR TAKING OVER SPACE JAM 2(Photo by Michael Gibson/©Universal Pictures)Until this week, Space Jam 2 was to have marked the big budget studio debut of director Terence Nance, whose first film was the 2013 independent drama An Oversimplification of Her Beauty. Citing differing visions, Warner Bros. and producer and star LeBron James have now hired director Malcolm D. Lee to direct Space Jam 2. Although his most recent film, Night School, received a Rotten Tomatometer score at 27%, Lee s two prior films both received Certified Fresh scores: Barbershop: The Next Cut at 90% and Girls Trip at 91%. We don t yet know which NBA stars will be joining LeBron yet, but Don Cheadle signed on last week. Warner Bros. has scheduled Space Jam 2 for July 16, 2021, which is the week after Indiana Jones 5, and the week before Mission: Impossible 7.7. FIRST TEASER TRAILER REVEALS WHAT THE HUNT IS ABOUT (SPOILER: IT S ABOUT A HUNT) (Photo by Universal Pictures)There was once a time when people often didn t know that a movie even existed, much less what the film was about, before the first trailer came out. These days, however, mainstream cinema is dominated by sequels, remakes, and adaptations of comics and video games, the news of which break months or years ahead of time (for example: this column). In that climate, then, it s rather refreshing when we have a movie like The Hunt (9/27/2019), which was just described as a political thriller until the teaser trailer was released this week. As it turns out, the title was quite literal, as the movie now appears to be nearly a remake of the classic story and film, The Most Dangerous Game, as twelve strangers find themselves being hunted by the uber-wealthy on a private estate.Rotten Idea2. ARCADE CLASSIC SPACE INVADERS GETTING AN ADAPTATION(Photo by Producers Distribution Agency/Courtesy Everett Collection)This year s Pokémon Detective Pikachu made Tomatometer history with the first Fresh rating (at 67%) ever for a mainstream video game movie. While it s great that this long-standing Rotten record was broken, it s only a mere step in the right direction for the genre; video game movies still trend towards Rotten, even though we continue to hope that will change someday. One of the oldest video game franchises is Space Invaders, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year in 2018, Warner Bros. has been developing a Space Invaders movie for several years now. This week, the Space Invaders movie moved forward with the hiring of screenwriter Greg Russo, who is also working on another video game movie, the Mortal Kombat reboot (3/5/2021). Good luck, Greg!1. STRANGER THINGS BILLY REVEALS POWER RANGERS TO BE REBOOTED YET AGAIN (Photo by © Lionsgate)Ostensibly, one of the reasons a movie might cast several young up-and-comers is that if there are ever sequels, the franchise might benefit from getting in early on the careers of promising young stars. For example, just two years after the 2017 Power Rangers reboot, its cast seems to be in a pretty great place, as the Pink Ranger was played by Naomi Scott (Jasmine from Aladdin), and the Red Ranger was played by Dacre Montgomery (Billy from Stranger Things). (And that s without mentioning Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, or Barry star Bill Hader as the voice of Alpha 5.) So, it was a crazy headscratcher this week when Dacre Montgomery revealed that Power Rangers is being rebooted once again, with another completely new cast. Although it is true that the 2017 reboot received a Rotten score at 50%, that was actually a step up from the older films, like the first movie in 1995, which was Rotten at 37%.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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0.10.8 3月喜迎It was all quite silly, but that is one of the show’s key strengths. It finds a compelling through-line while turning its characters into puppets or action TV stars.The episode’s Charlie’s Angels pastiche, complete with another appearance by Amy Louise Pemberton as Gideon in human form, played up all the biggest, broadest 70s TV tropes to a tee. We definitely hope the series will find a way to play around with its format like this again next year.3. The Death of Ricardo Diaz(Photo by Robert Falconer/The CW)We’ll be honest, we were never all that fond of Arrow season 6 big bad Ricardo Diaz (Kirk Acevedo). He lacked for a good motivation, he was completely devoid of menace, and he had a nasty habit of evading death. In fact, he was the first Arrow nemesis to survive a season without dying or ending up incapacitated. He entered season 7 as a wanted man before getting locked up, briefly joining the ersatz Task Force X, and then finally dying at the hands of Oliver’s half-sister, Emiko (Sea Shimooka).Now, beyond the delayed satisfaction of seeing this bad guy finally getting his comeuppance, the poetic justice of his death makes it one of the more memorable Arrow moments this year. During one of Diaz s monologues in season 6, he revealed his greatest fear: dying in prison. While we’ll never know if Emiko knew this was the death he feared the most — although it’s reasonable to think The Ninth Circle may have had some intel on this issue — she definitely served him with a brutal end to his sad life.Of course, ending his life led Emiko to becoming another bland Arrow villain, but that s a discussion for another day.2. Barry and Nora confront Thawne in 2015(Photo by Sergei Bachlakov/The CW)The Flash’s 100th episode, “What’s Past is Prologue,” offered fans a lot of wonderful remembrances of previous seasons — from Cisco’s (Carlos Valdes) hoodies to Savitar’s (Gustin) emo take on Barry — but it also featured one haunting scene amid the Easter eggs and callbacks.After their escape from a time wraith damages a badly needed piece of tech, Barry realizes he and Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) will have to visit Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh) when he was still pretending to be Harrison Wells to get the equipment fixed. He also knows the precise time to visit because he already visited Thawne on this particular day (January 27, 2015) a couple of years ago to get insights from the Reverse Flash on stopping Zoom (Teddy Sears). Yeah, time travel on The Flash can leave you with a headache.The scene itself, though, is a master class of acting from Cavanagh, Gustin, and Kennedy. Within seconds, Cavanagh reminds the viewer of the brilliance and menace he gave Thawne during The Flash’s first season as he uncovers the real reason for Barry’s second visit and the truth about Nora. She’s not the daughter Thawne expected to meet, and as it turns out, their conversation set into motion the plan that first sent Nora on her trip to visit her parents in 2018.Again, time travel on The Flash can be hard to keep straight sometimes.Besides Cavanagh’s ease with playing Barry’s true nemesis, the scene also provides Gustin a chance to let loose as Thawne is the only person Barry absolutely hates. The fear Kennedy displays throughout the scene comes more from Nora’s reaction to Barry than the cool menace of Thawne. All of it adds up to something unsettling and pivotal. Besides a top moment from this year’s Arrowverse, it might be a contender for an all-time best moments list.1. The Monitor Ends Earth-90(Photo by Jack Rowand/The CW)One moment stands above the rest — a true twilight of the superheroes. First seen at the end of The Flash’s 100th episode, this scene takes viewers to the heretofore unseen Earth-90. There, we see that heroes including Stargirl, a Smallville-like Green Arrow, the Ray, and many more have fallen. The last surviving hero is Barry Allen (John Wesley Shipp, reprising his role from the 1990s Flash TV series), who learns his attempts to change Earth-90 into a worthy planet have failed. The apparent judge in these matters is The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett), an impossibly powerful figure who offers the Book of Destiny to various Earths as a test. But just as The Monitor reclaims the book to end Earth-90’s existence, The Flash speeds away to another reality.While meant as a teaser for the 2018 crossover “Elseworlds,” it also manages to be a great tease for the next year s crossover, “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” The red skies and dead heroes evoke imagery straight from the original comic book. More importantly, it brings the story’s epic scale to television. Nothing in the Arrowverse has ever looked quite like that scene. And the Monitor’s subsequent cameos on Arrow, Supergirl, and Legends recall his first appearance in this scene as the apparent bad guy — another callback to the character’s earliest comic book appearances.It remains to be seen if the television version of “Crisis” will be as apocalyptic as this moment. But if it is, this scene will continue to echo throughout the crossover event.Of course, these are just our top 5 choices. Other memorable moments include Lex Luthor’s (Jon Cryer) rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” in the Supergirl season finale, Iris (Candice Patton) discovering she missed the battle between King Shark and Gorilla Grodd, and Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) revealing himself as a beloved romance novelist to a convention hall full of fans. Then there s Nora s final goodbye, of course. But as all these moments prove, the Arrowverse never stops creating breathtaking, funny, or emotional scenes. And with its biggest crossover coming next season — five parts in all, as Batwoman gets in on the action — we expect to see even more incredible moments in the fall.
5. TIFFANY HADDISH, WILLEM DAFOE JOIN PAUL SCHRADER S THE CARD COUNTER(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough, Jef Hernandez/Everett Collection)The latest film from writer and director Paul Schrader was 2017 s First Reformed (Certified Fresh at 93%), in which Ethan Hawke played a priest struggling with religious doubt and commitment to his faith. For his next film, Schrader will shift from the church to the casino (sort of). Oscar Isaac went into this week already attached to star in The Card Counter as a professional gambler who finds himself recruited into a revenge plot against a military colonel. This week, Isaac was joined by three more stars, including Tiffany Haddish (as a mysterious gambling financier ), Tye Sheridan, and Willem Dafoe (as the colonel). Martin Scorsese, who directed early Paul Schrader screenplays like Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, also signed on this week to executive produce the film.6. MARGARET QUALLEY JOINS SCOTT COOPER S HORROR FILM A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS(Photo by Daniel McFadden/©Warner Bros.)Margot Robbie obviously had the highest profile female role in Quentin Tarantino s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but the film also boosted the careers of some of its other actresses (including child star Julia Butters, who is now 10 years old). Many of the film s female stars portrayed members of the Manson Family, and the actress with the largest role within that group was Margaret Qualley (The Nice Guys, HBO s The Leftovers), who played the young lady who brought Brad Pitt s character to the Spahn Ranch. One of Qualley s next projects will be a psychological horror film called A Head Full of Ghosts, which will be an adaptation of a Bram Stoker Award-winning horror novel. A Head Full of Ghosts will be directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Black Mass, Hostiles), who will soon be releasing another horror film, Antlers (4/17/2020).7. LIAM NEESON TO STAR AS AN ASSASSIN FOR CASINO ROYALE DIRECTOR (Photo by Maria Marin/©Sony Classics) Last year, Liam Neeson starred in the thriller Cold Pursuit as a snowplow driver, and he also recently wrapped filming on another similar movie, The Ice Road, as a truck driver like the ones on Ice Road Truckers. After so much time spent filming those movies in Canada, Neeson apparently told his agents to get him into a movie that will send him to sunnier climes, because that s what his latest apparently is. Liam Neeson is now attached to star as a world class assassin in the crime thriller Memory for director Martin Campbell, whose past films have included both Green Lantern (Rotten at 26%) and Daniel Craig s first movie as James Bond, Casino Royale (Certified Fresh at 95%).8. ORIGINAL FIRST WIVES CLUB STARS TO REUNITE FOR FAMILY JEWELS The BET+ cable network recently started airing a First Wives Club show adapted from both the 1996 movie of the same title and, ostensibly, the novel from which that movie itself adapted. This story has less to do with First Wives Club itself, however, and more to do with the three actresses who starred in the 1996 movie together: Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Bette Midler. As that movie nears its 25th anniversary (next year in 2021), its three leading ladies are now preparing to co-star in another comedy together. The movie will be called Family Jewels, and it s described as a multigenerational holiday comedy about three women who are forced to spend the holidays together after the death of the man to whom all three women were once married. The multigenerational part hints at a larger ensemble cast, but no other cast members, or the actor who will play their recently deceased ex-husband, have been announced yet.9. ANIMATED KIDS SHOW PAW PATROL COMING TO THEATERS IN AUGUST OF 2021 (Photo by Nickelodeon courtesy Everett Collection)Some animated kids shows are able to appeal to adults as well (SpongeBob SquarePants), and others bridge both audiences over time (Dora the Explorer did this, arguably), but then there are shows that seem to pretty much remain kids shows. One that seems like it s still solidly in the just for kids category (after seven seasons) is Nickelodeon s PAW Patrol. The show centers on a young boy who teams up with a variety of different dogs (some of whom can fly or have other cyborg parts) for a wide range of different rescue-related adventures. Paramount and Nickelodeon are now developing a CGI-animated feature-length Paw Patrol: The Movie, which is being scheduled for release sometime in August of 2021. The only other movie currently scheduled for that month is James Gunn s The Suicide Squad (8/6/2021). PAW Patrol: The Movie will be directed by Cal Brunker, whose previous animated features include The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (Rotten at 14%), Escape from Planet Earth (Rotten at 35%), and Arctic Dogs (Rotten at 13%).10. ORPHAN TO GET PREQUEL FROM DIRECTOR OF BRAHMS: THE BOY II (Photo by Warner Bros. courtesy Everett Collection)The review embargo for this week s horror sequel Brahms: The Boy II wasn t lifted until today, and the film s Rotten Tomatometer score might offer a hint as to why. Getting ahead of the film s release, director William Brent Bell was able to get two other projects in the news this week before the reviews hit. The higher profile project is another follow up to a horror movie from a few years ago, except that this one is a prequel, and the movie it s following is far longer ago than 2015 s The Boy. Bell will next direct Esther, which will be a prequel to the 2009 horror film Orphan (Rotten at 56%). That role will almost certainly have to be recast, because Isabelle Fuhrmann, who played Esther in Orphan, is now 22 years old, and unlikely to pull off playing a nine-year-old girl again (especially in a prequel). Filming of Esther is expected to start in the third quarter of 2020, which means it will probably be released sometime in 2021. William Brent Bell is also attached to direct Lord of Misrule, which is described as being a contemporary folk horror film in the style of Midsommar or The Wicker Man.
(Photo by Netflix)New Netflix horror series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is as surprising a show based on Archie Comics’ Sabrina the Teenage Witch could be without going into full-bore HBO territory. Conjuring up old images of Satanic goings-on and populating its world with interesting characters, the show charmed its way to a Certified Fresh 88% on the Tomatometer. The show also proves once again, following his Riverdale success on The CW, that creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has a magic touch for reinventing decades-old Archie characters for television (some of which even predate Archie Andrews himself).Like other series based on comics, there’s a lot going within Sabrina s narrative and on the margins, so let’s take a look at some of the ways Sabrina honors its comic book roots, remixes old ideas, and casts its own unique spell on the viewer.SPOILER WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS INFORMATION FROM THE ENTIRE FIRST SEASON OF CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA.That Chilling Credit SequenceSabrina s cousin series on The CW, Riverdale, airs week after week with just a title card, but Sabrina carries on the Netflix tradition of a lavish and mood-setting opening credit sequence. The animated clip honors the work of one specific artist: Robert Hack, who co-created the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book with Aguirre-Sacasa in 2014. The art suggests the look of mid-20th century horror comics and Hammer Film Productions’ dream-like horror movies of the 1950s and 60s, something that sets Sabrina apart from other Archie horror titles (such as Afterlife with Archie and Jughead: The Hunger), and something Aguirre-Sacasa specifically set out to do following the success of Afterlife artist Francesco Francavilla saw on that title.The sequence also honors the original source material when the animated Sabrina morphs into the character as realized by longtime Archie artist (and Sabrina co-creator) Dan DeCarlo for the “Based upon the comic book by Archie Comics” credit. While the series may be nothing like those Archie tales, the rest of the sequence certainly sets the mood for the horror to come.Wild Reinvention Diyah Pera/NetflixOne of the biggest departures involves Edward Spellman’s real intentions for his daughter. In the pages of the comic book, Edward appears to have a long-term plan for his half-mortal offspring that is interrupted when his sisters Zelda and Hilda turn him into a tree and raise Sabrina themselves. The television Edward simply exchanged Sabrina s soul for the opportunity to marry a mortal woman, and Zelda (Mirando Otto) appears to be honoring his wishes while leaving his status as a tree a rather large question mark for those who have read the book and watched the show. While we may learn more about that comic plotline in the series second season, it s also just as likely that Edward and his wife are as deceased as one can be in the witching world.Instead, the person on the show with a future mapped out for Sabrina appears to be Satan himself — and those intentions will no doubt come to light in the second season now that the Dark Lord has apparently won.Other departures from the comics include the re-imaging of Rosalind (Jaz Sinclair) as Sabrina’s best friend instead of her constant rival, the name Michelle Gomez’s character uses while teaching at Baxter High (more on her later), and the addition of Suzie (Lachlan Watson), a second major friend for Sabrina with a pretty interesting subplot tying back to the earliest days of Greendale.Is This the Past or Is It Riverdale?(Photo by Netflix)The Chilling Adventures comic book is a tale of the mid-sixties; Sabrina’s 16th birthday falls on Oct. 31, 1963. The time period is key to the tone of the book and the various horror staples it honors, but the television series plays fast and loose with time. The first episode could be happening in 1963 — there’s very little on display to challenge that assertion — but small aspects of modern days emerge: Ambrose (Chance Perdomo) types away on a laptop when Sabrina comes home after nearly telling her boyfriend Harvey Kinkle (Ross Lynch) the truth. Harvey is later seen using a flip phone while Sabrina calls him on a corded rotary-dial telephone. While color printing can be seen on all of the movie posters in Sabrina’s room and at Cerberus Books, color photography appears to be non-existent. Cars also seem antiquated to preserve some of the comics period aspects, although music choices and movie references throughout the season suggest a more contemporary series.The choice to set Sabrina in a non-specific time period plays to the dream-like quality of Hack’s art in the comics. It allows the exquisitely produced show to stand in its own gorgeous reality even as Riverdale apparently exists across the river. Speaking of Aguirre-Sacasa s CW hit, that show also enjoys playing with earlier eras though its setting is squarely contemporary. Could Sabrina and Riverdale s love of older eras mean something for their apparently shared universe? As Riverdale previously established, Greendale is not a place you want to get caught after midnight. And considering Riverdale’s own dabbling with dark arts this season, the two shows may be connected by more than the Sweetwater River despite anything Netflix or The CW have said on the matter. To wit: Riverdale s recently deceased Ben Button (Moses Thiessen) briefly appears in an episode of Sabrina as a pizza delivery boy. Time and space may bend around the two shows, but it seems their towns are populated by some of the same people.The CW InfluenceBesides the shared Riverdale geography, Sabrina features more than a few thematic ties to that show and its format. Sabrina was originally developed as a CW show before jumping to Netflix, and just about every scene set at Baxter High feels like a story prompt from a network version of the series. Consider Roz’s anger when she cannot do a report on Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye: Resolving that plot would be an entire episode of a CW show instead of a half-realized concept on Netflix’s version. Though, to be fair, that half-explored concept led to a far more interesting idea as far as Roz is concerned. But it s easy to see how The CW version of Sabrina could have pumped the breaks on the Satanism in favor of Sabrina using her witchy powers to outsmart Principal Hawthorne (Bronson Pinchot) while keeping her magic secret from her friends. As a 22-episode season, episodes like that would be necessary instead of the brisker pace Sabrina sets at its streaming home.Harvey Kinkle 2.0(Photo by Diyah Pera/Netflix)One crucially important aspect of converting Chilling Adventures of Sabrina from panel to pixel is the reinvention of Harvey Kinkle. Throughout the season, viewers are told he is Sabrina’s key link to the mortal realm and her intense teenage love for him sets off a number of the show’s ongoing plots. But in order for it to work, Harvey had to be much more complex than his comic book counterpart. In the pages of Chilling Adventures, he is a typical mid- 60s football hunk who s far more interested in sleeping with Sabrina than just about anything else, and that interest gets him into a lot of trouble. Sabrina works very hard to save him from his fate, but the relationship is far less idealized in the comic — which might for the best considering who ends up inhabiting Harvey’s body in that story.On television, Lynch portrays Harvey as a more sensitive and understanding boyfriend. He harbors a lot of fears borne from a possible encounter with Satan at age 8, which is also something of a trigger for him. No doubt his poor relationship with his father has something to do with his anger when he perceives that anyone might think he is a coward. Then there s what he really wants to do with his life: make comics. That love of comic books is something the comic-book Harvey would never be able to admit — even if he thought about anything other than scoring on the field or otherwise.References Galore(Photo by Diyah Pera/Netflix)Sabrina embraces and celebrates horror movies and comics informing the series. Horror movies spotted on various TV sets throughout the first season include the original Night of the Living Dead, the sublime Carnival of Souls, and the 1930s classic Freaks — films all directly or indirectly about inclusion and exclusion. During Harvey’s first visit to the Spellman house, Ambrose lists off Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, and Grant Morrison as favorite comic book creators. The three men all redefined horror at DC Comics in the 1980s and 90s, and their efforts would eventually lead to DC’s Vertigo imprint.Even the use of The Bluest Eye as the book surreptitiously banned by Principal Hawthorne and the Greendale School Board speaks to a number of themes within Sabrina, as well as a few heavy subjects the show only alludes to despite its full embrace of Satanic imagery. The eye motif pays off when Roz learns the truth about her failing eyesight. And although it was perhaps not the intent of the series, prominently highlighting the novel also underscores the fact the show features two black characters whose stories include their eyes and an issue of paternity.Then there are the other literary allusions, like the antagonistic Principal Hawthorne —a family name steeped in American witchcraft lore, beginning with pre–Revolutionary America judge John Hathorne (great-great grandfather of The Scarlet Letter author Nathaniel Hawthorne), who oversaw the Salem witch trials in 1692. Sabrina s attorney is Daniel Webster (John Rubinstein), taking his name from the real and highly regarded 1800s lawyer and politician, who is also represented in fiction in Stephen Vincent Benet s The Devil and Daniel Webster. In the story, judge Hathorne is appointed by Satan to oversee a trial with Webster as attorney for the defense. In Sabrina, the character of Webster has his own run-in with the devil that aids his ability to defend his client.That the show can make use of all these references without stumbling is a magic trick in its own right.Presenting Madame Satan(Photo by Diyah Pera/Netflix)Perhaps the show’s greatest bit of witchcraft is Gomez’s portrayal of Mary Wardwell, a character we eventually learn is also Madame Satan. Based on one of the oldest characters in the Archie Comics’ stable — she predates the company’s name-change to Archie Comics — Madame Satan saw her Pep Comics strip cancelled in 1941 to make way for Archie Andrews and the eventual Riverdale gang. Originally depicted as a temptress who becomes Satan’s footsoldier on Earth, the character cloaks herself as a dark-haired woman, hiding her green, desiccated pallor and skull-studded eyes.Dormant for decades, the character briefly appeared in the 2013 Archie Comics series The Fox before Aguirre-Sacasa brought her back at the end of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s first issue. Reimagined as Edward Spellman’s spurned lover Iola, her ambitions for Sabrina center on simple revenge even as her methods become more and more complicated.Thanks to the comic book’s strange release schedule and indeterminate length, turning the character into someone looking to sit at the left hand of the Devil is far more compelling for television. It makes Madame Satan a truly great opponent for Sabrina, as the character also becomes her mentor. Before Sabrina can hope to take on Satan, she must first extricate herself from his most dedicated servant. Or, alternatively, Sabrina must become her. Either way, it allows for the conflict to be resolved in the second 10-episode season (or last as long as the series does). And with Gomez playing the part, hopefully Madame Satan stays involved for a long time to come.Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 1 is currently available to stream on Netflix.
This week in TV news brings you behind-the-scenes drama on one of DC Universe s biggest 2019 launches, major video game adaptation casting news, and much more in the world of TV.TOP STORYTrouble in the Water for Swamp Thing?News broke earlier this week that production on DC Universe’s upcoming series Swamp Thing had been halted after five months of shooting. Some reports — including the initial story from one of the local news outlets, the Wilmington Star-News, that brought the story from the Wilmington, North Carolina set to national attention — noted that the shut-down was actually a pause so creators could “rewrite an ending” that would shave the series’ initial episode order from 13 down to 10. But others included the seemingly unfounded speculation that the move marked not just a creative shift for the series, but certain doom for the streaming service altogether.DC Universe’s response to that? Nah. The company’s metaphorical mic drop of a response involved releasing the very first teaser for the series, which noted that it would arrive on its original, already-announced release date: May 31. Watch it above.We Can See Your Halo(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)American Gods star Pablo Schreiber has landed the coveted lead role in Showtime’s upcoming adaptation of Halo, based on the popular Xbox game. He’ll play Master Chief, Earth s most advanced warrior in the 26th century and the only hope of salvation for a civilization pushed to the brink of destruction by the Covenant, an unstoppable alliance of alien worlds committed to the destruction of humanity. The series will introduce a new character to the Halo universe, too: newcomer Yerin Ha will play Quan Ah, a shrewd, audacious 16-year-old from the Outer Colonies who meets Master Chief at a fateful time for them both. Production begins in Budapest, Hungary, this fall.Stranger Things Lawsuit Heads to Court(Photo by Netflix)A lawsuit against Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer alleging that the filmmaker brothers stole the idea for their hit series is headed to trial next month. A Los Angeles judge ruled against a petition for summary judgment that the Duffers and Netflix had submitted, ensuring the matter would proceed to trial. (A summary judgment means the judge would rule on the matter without a full trial.) Plaintiff Charlie Kessler alleges in his lawsuit that he pitched the Duffers a project at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival based on “various urban legends, and paranormal and conspiracy theories,” and that he’s owed a third of the show’s profits. The Duffers allege that the casual, 10- to 15-minute chat “is the sole bases for the alleged implied contract at issue in this lawsuit and for Kessler’s meritless theory that the Duffers used his ideas to create Stranger Things.” Check out more on the suit at The Hollywood Reporter.Lena Waithe on Westworld, Mike Myers on Netflix, and more Casting News(Photo by Dee Cercone/Everett Collection)Lena Waithe is the latest star to join the currently filming third season of Westworld, according to Entertainment Weekly. She joins fellow new cast member Aaron Paul in a top-secret role.Comedian Mike Myers will executive produce and star in a new comedy series for Netflix. The half-hour limited series will see the Austin Powers star play multiple characters over six episodes.Joel Edgerton will play a slave-catcher named Ridgeway in Amazon’s upcoming series from Barry Jenkins, The Underground Railroad, Variety reports. The series is based on Colson Whitehead’s book of the same name, which follows a young slave escaping her Georgia plantation only to find a literal underground railroad system, and will consist of 11 episodes (all directed by Jenkins).And finally, three new actors have joined CBS All Access’ upcoming Picard-focused Star Trek series: Alison Pill, Harry Treadway, and Isa Briones. The three will all be series regulars alongside Sir Patri
The original premise for the series saw Gordon facing the corrupt Gotham City Police Department while attempting to solve the Wayne murders. But things changed quickly as Mazouz’s Bruce Wayne became more tied to the investigation, and Gotham explored a still-grieving Bruce in the immediate wake of the tragedy. The attempt to process his grief led to some of the obsessive qualities fans recognize in Batman, and it made him uniquely suited to investigate his father’s company in way Gordon could not. Bruce s quest for answers put him on a surprising journey, which meant Mazouz spent more time in Bruce Wayne’s developing psyche than any other actor who has played Batman.“I think it s just a more human process,” he said of Bruce’s journey to masked vigilantism in the fourth season, and the persona his character will take on by the series’ end.(Photo by Justin Stephens/Fox)While Gotham goes on wild tangents to introduce members of Batman’s varied and colorful rogues’ gallery, those stories helped to underscore the original tragedy of Bruce Wayne, Mazouz said.“It s a story that Gotham tells over and over again; people losing something and having some kind of tragic moment to them. We saw it with Penguin, we saw it with Riddler, where things happen to them that aren t justified. The question is: What does a person do with those things after it happens? Bruce is able to turn that vulnerability into strength. He s able to say, ‘I suffered this. I don t want anybody else to do the same,’” the actor said.Villains like Penguin and Riddler, meanwhile, take those losses and decide “[they] want other people to know what that feels like. [They] want other people to suffer too.” That dichotomy reverberates from their Gotham portrayals into the comic-book reality of Batman.Before Bruce can finally adopt his famous identity, he must navigate a Gotham City undone by Jeremiah’s (Cameron Monaghan) attack on the bridges connecting the city to the mainland. Taking its cues from the 1999 No Man’s Land comic book storyline, the series picks up a couple of months after the bombings with “the entire city in complete anarchical disarray,” Mazouz said. Gangs have turned sections of the city into their own little fiefdoms. And while the GCPD try to help as many people as they can without federal support, the situation on the ground is grim.
Jacqueline Coley for Rotten Tomatoes: Talk about taking on such an iconic person from American History. A lot is known about her, but a lot isn t. Cynthia Erivo: Preparing for her all of us, myself and Kasi [Lemmons, the director], we both needed to do character research. Kasi did about seven months worth of reading, and I was doing the research as well. Kasi and I spent a lot of time together, deciding what it was that we wanted to bring to her. I made sure I was physically ready for her, because I knew it was going to be a completely physical role. And I made sure that I made my mind ready so that I could be emotionally available for the things that needed to be done with her story. I knew the work that she did. I knew that she was married to John. I knew that she ran a hundred miles to freedom. I knew that she came back and brought other enslaved people to freedom. But being able to work on this, read the script, and learn about her was really fun because it filled in the blanks.You mentioned the physical preparation. Talk to us about that. You did a ton of running.[Laughs] I did. But for me, I think it s all the same, because I was taught that you always get ready for the performance; you don t let the performance get you ready. Whenever I m about to get into a role, I try to prepare physically for it. Some require more work than others. Harriet needed a lot of physical work beforehand, so I really had to put myself through training. It was a lot of cardio and running and biking and horse riding. I needed to be able to lift myself up, climb on things, climb over things, and run. And I did all my stunts, pretty much. Maybe two stunts I didn t do. The rest was me. I wanted to make sure I was ready for all of that. I didn t want to have to concentrate on whether or not I was ready to do something because I hadn t trained. So I trained to make sure that I could get on set and be ready. And then everything that came up that was new was the only thing I needed to handle.Let s talk about this incredible cast Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe, and Joe Alwyn. It s such a dream cast. Tell us about working with them.Beforehand, Janelle and I knew each other. I begged for Janelle to be a part of it. I asked her if she would do it, then I asked Kasi, and I asked Debra [Martin Chase, the producer]. I was like, Please, can we have Janelle be in this, please, because I think she d be perfect for it? She s this beautiful soul. It just felt right. It felt like she was right for that, and she was. She was a wonderful, wonderful addition to the cast, just because she s such a caring, gentle personality, but there s a real fight in her, which I absolutely adore. For Leslie, he and I have known each other for a really long time. We both won our Tonys the same year. His daughter is my goddaughter. So we already had a rapport with each other. And it always just feels great when he s on set with me, because I feel safe. And I just met Jennifer [Nettles] and Joe, who are lovely, lovely people, and they were there for the right reasons. I was really lucky to have an incredible group of people to do this with, because it could ve been far more difficult. But because Kasi and Debra are wonderful people, they also pick wonderful people to be around.Harriet is in theaters now.
From the creator of the John Wick franchise comes Ilya Naishuller’s Nobody, a similar action movie about a retired family man with a particular set of skills who goes up against the Russian mob. This one gives us comedic actor and Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk as the unlikely lead, and according to most of the early reviews of the movie, it’s worth seeing for him alone. That and a ton of brutal action and a tone that doesn’t take itself too seriously.Here’s what critics are saying about Nobody:Is Nobody a good time at the movies?Nobody doesn’t take itself seriously and just wants the viewer to have fun and have a moment to tune out from the real world for a couple of hours. Jamie Broadnax, Black Girl NerdsIs it a good movie? Not exactly. But its 90 minutes fly by, and it’s a canny vehicle for Odenkirk. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyNaishuller and Odenkirk prove to be a winning duo of entertaining chaos. Preston Barta, Fresh FictionAn immensely entertaining experience… You’re in for a wild ride that never lets up. Meagan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingWill it satisfy action junkies?Action-movie lovers get plenty to love, from an appearance from 1980s tough-guy actor Michael Ironside to well-crafted two-fisted affairs. Brian Truitt, USA TodayIts approach to methodically crafted action will leave you cheering in your seat… This is an action film crafted by action fans with style, love, and the slyest of winks. Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsNobody doesn’t just exist in the action genre but adds to it. Kate Sánchez, But Why Tho? A Geek CommunityThe combat, while not as flashily shot as the work of [John Wick directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch], is utilitarian enough to get the job done. Kyle Pinion, ScreenRex(Photo by Allen Fraser/©Universal Pictures)How violent is it?[The bus scene is] one of those movie fights that just goes on and on, the violence moving from brutal to funny through sheer, absurd duration. It’s amazing. A.A. Dowd, AV ClubThe hyper-stylization and blood-letting are grounded by the gallows humor. Meagan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingNobody simply doubles down on the genre’s most immoral implication, for unquestioningly equating manliness with brute violence. Chuck Bowen, Slant MagazineHow is Ilya Naishuller s work as director?With his second feature, Ilya Naishuller has grown as a filmmaker and truly has the potential to be one of the most exciting action directors working. Sean Mulvihill, FanboyNation[He] may be as far as you can get from a psychological realist… but he’s a born filmmaker. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyNaishuller stages the action effectively (that bus sequence stands out), delivering visceral thrills even for those of us who are keeping our distance. John DeFore, Hollywood ReporterNaishuller is quite good at directing action. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmHow does it look?Pawel Pogorzelski’s cinematography is just fabulous in the film… Violence has never looked this beautiful. Dewey Singleton, AwardsWatchMidsommar and Hereditary cinematographer Pawel Pogorzelski brings the same slick camera maneuvers that elevated those movies to dreamlike planes in service of pure entertainment. Eric Kohn, IndieWireShout out to cinematographer Pawel Pogorzelski, because stylistic flair becomes that much more important as narrative throughlines are straighter than arrows. Matt Donato, What to Watch(Photo by Allen Fraser/©Universal Pictures)How is Bob Odenkirk as an action hero?He’s simply awesome and owns this movie. Don Shanahan, Every Movie Has a LessonA credible Jekyll and Hyde act… It’s a blast seeing the actor in this kind of role, even if Nobody does vaguely play like the nihilistic cartoon version of a Vince Gilligan arc. A.A. Dowd, AV ClubThe Odenkirk-ness is really all there is… which is enough to keep things interesting, if not make them all that good. Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic[This] may leave you longing to watch Better Call Saul and Odenkirk’s thorny performance as Saul Goodman, a truly piercing dramatization of frustration and failure. Chuck Bowen, Slant MagazineOdenkirk deserves way better. Kyle Pinion, ScreenRexDoes anyone in the supporting cast stand out?Christopher Lloyd is a special delight as Hutch s shotgun-toting father. Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsChristopher Lloyd renews his classic mad-science energy with a devious twist. Eric Kohn, IndieWireAn appearance by RZA as Hutch’s brother, whose own hidden talents aid Hutch in his quest for vengeance, also adds some comedic flair to this story. Jamie Broadnax, Black Girl NerdsOther than Odenkirk, they have little to work with and don t leave an impression. Chris Agar, ScreenRant(Photo by Allen Fraser/©Universal Pictures)How is the villain?With a fearsome magnetism that’s at once authentic and operatic… He’s like the Frankenstein’s monster of hard-partying hooligans. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyIt all goes downhill once the villain, Yulian, is dropped into play. Kyle Pinion, ScreenRexOne of the blandest movie villains in recent memory. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmThat Yulian fails to be compelling or intimidating contributes to the film’s overall low stakes. Meagan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingWhat about the writing?The plot of Nobody is, in a word, preposterous… It’s just a cardboard fable. But when the ultraviolence erupts, the movie pops. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyThe plot is absurd and could fall apart easily when looking back on it… Is it trying to say anything? Not really. This is as slight as it gets. Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentThere s some unwise and unnecessary narration early on, but the already slim exposition is tidily delivered in oft-comedic ways. Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsNobody seems to think that if it follows a paint-by-numbers Wick formula, that’ll be enough. It’s not. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmThe story lacks the emotional impact for the film to truly connect with viewers. Chris Agar, ScreenRant(Photo by Allen Fraser/©Universal Pictures)Is the movie funny?The film also happens to be a masterclass in sardonic humor. Sean Mulvihill, FanboyNationThis isn t a parody, but it offers sly humor on many levels…[and] a couple of well-timed visual gags. Brian Truitt, USA TodayI was hoping for more comic relief lines. Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the MoviesIs it trying too hard to be John Wick?Kolstad’s script takes a similar idea but finds the different wrinkles to… create a unique film in the similar mold. Sean Mulvihill, FanboyNationLike Kolstad’s John Wick, but it makes its own way with more humor and charisma than the more silent and gritty counterparts. Kate Sánchez, But Why Tho? A Geek CommunityYou could call Nobody Wickian… In philosophy, however, we’re stuck in Death Wish territory. A.A. Dowd, AV ClubIf John Wick is Buster Keaton, Hutch is Harold Lloyd. Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentThe influence is unmistakable to the point where it keeps Nobody from fully creating its own identity. Joshua Starnes, VitalThrills.com(Photo by Allen Fraser/©Universal Pictures)Should it get its own franchise?Move over John Wick and make way for Hutch Mansell. Dewey Singleton, AwardsWatch[It] leaves you eager to follow the Mansells on any blood splatter-filled journey. Meagan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingNobody features an instantly iconic action trio that I’d never imagine in a million a years. Now I want spinoffs and sequels with these characters. Sean Mulvihill, FanboyNationThe worst thing you can say about it is this: It s satisfying enough that it could spawn sequels, possibly distracting its star from the plum dramatic roles he deserves. John DeFore, Hollywood ReporterNobody releases in theaters on March 26, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
亚博体彩的网址 Joel Meares for Rotten Tomatoes: Downhill is a remake of a movie a lot of people have seen and love, but it s got a very different perspective from the original. I m wondering why you felt it was important to see this story through the lens of an American family and an American mother? Well, of course I m a massive fan of the original, which I think is a work of art. But when I heard that Ruben [Östlund, director of Force Majeure] was eager to have it adapted, I wanted to sink my teeth into it, because I thought that an American point of view on this story would be a really interesting way to retell the bones. The DNA of the original is absolutely there, but it would be a new way to retell this story that explores many themes of relationships.The fact that it s an American family in a foreign country, I think that gives a new level to the storytelling. And we did want to open up the world for the character of the wife, because we thought that would be an interesting way to tell the story, and to make sure that she was an active participant, I would say, in the bad behavior. Because there are moments in this film where she really makes some bad decisions on the heels of the big bad decision that her husband has made. The sort of unraveling of the sweater of this story, we wanted to tell from both points of view and to show good people – fundamentally good people – doing bad things, and how do they recover from that, and can they recover from that?The other thing I should say is it s a story, a movie, about truth-telling and taking responsibility for your actions, even when they re not good actions. And I think that is a particularly apt theme for today s climate.Something else that s striking about the film is that it s a movie with a decent budget, with two big stars, being released by a major studio, that s about relationships and human interaction. We don t see a lot of that in the blockbuster age. Was it important for you to be a part of that kind of project?Totally. Are you kidding? I mean, these are movies that I like to see. I think this movie is food for thought. I think it gives you something to really, really talk about afterwards. Lots of things to sort of take apart.Downhill is in theaters February 14, 2020Thumbnail images by Miramax, Cinemcom, Orion courtesy Everett CollectionLike this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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