It s that time of year when we start to break out our sweaters (or, in some places, merely think about doing so), consume pumpkin-spiced everythings, and fret over potential Halloween costume choices. With the latter in mind, you might expect a horror film to top our list of Most Anticipated Movies in October, but folks like Denis Villeneuve, Tom Hardy, and Daniel Craig had other plans. That s not to say horror didn t make it onto our list, but there were clearly other things our fans on social media were excited for. Read on to see the 5 Most Anticipated Movies of October.1. Dune (2021)#1 on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterIn theaters and streaming on HBO Max on October 22Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) in the director s chair, an iconic sci-fi novel as source material, and a cast that includes Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson, and more? Sounds like winning combination, and judging from the response on our social media channels and the reviews that have come in so far, it just may be. It s been reported that Dune, which only covers the first half of the eponymous Frank Herbert novel about the interstellar struggle for control of a desert planet, will only get its planned sequel if it performs well at the box office. The pedigree behind it is impressive, to say the least, so here s hoping fans will show up to see it and get the second half they deserve.2. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)#2 on Facebook and Instagram, #4 on TwitterIn theaters now2018 s Venom didn t impress a whole lot of critics, who largely thought the film was tonally jumbled and a little goofy, but it earned something of a cult following of fans who deemed it a misunderstood gem. Venom: Let There Be Carnage goes whole hog on the weirdness, and more critics edned up appreciative of its winking sense of humor. Let There Be Carnage kicked off the month in spectacular fashion on Friday, October 1, shattering the previous pandemic box office record with a million opening. In other words, it s likely that anyone who listed the film as one of their most anticipated has already gone out to see it, but with an opening weekend that strong, it ll stay in theaters for a little while, so you have plenty of time to catch it.3. No Time to Die (2021)#2 on Twitter, #3 on Instagram, #4 on FacebookIn theaters on October 8The same weekend that Venom: Let There Be Carnage opened Stateside, the latest James Bond flick, No Time to Die, opened internationally and hauled in an impressive 9 million of its own. Being that it s Daniel Craig s final turn as 007, it s no surprise that it lands near the top of this month s list, and when it finally opens in the US on October 8, after countless COVID-related delays, it will likely also dominate the box office here. Reviews have been solid, if not ecstatic, and the film is already Certified Fresh, so it s probably safe to say Craig s swan song will satisfy most fans.4. Halloween Kills (2021)#3 on Facebook, #5 on TwitterIn theaters on October 15Finally, we have a couple of horror films rounding out our top five this month. The first is Halloween Kills, the middle chapter of the new sequel trilogy from the unlikely team of director David Gordon Green and co-writer Danny McBride. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival in early September to lukewarm reviews, but there s no denying the enduring mystique around seminal slasher Michael Myers and ultimate final girl Jamie Lee Curtis. The fact that it made it onto this list is evidence enough that audiences are eager to return to Haddonfield, even if some of the tension is dampened by the fact that another movie is still to come.5. Last Night in Soho (2021)#3 on Twitter, #5 on InstagramIn theaters on October 29Sharing the fourth spot on this month s list is another horror flick that debuted in Venice, albeit a very different sort of chiller. Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver) helms this psychological thriller starring Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Matt Smith about a young woman in London who has visions of another woman in the Swinging Sixties, only to discover something horrifying lurking in the shadows. Critics have called it a stylish thriller that wears its inspirations on its bloody sleeve, but also one that has some trouble keeping up the momentum throughout its runtime. Still, fans of wright, McKenzie, and Taylor-Joy will likely show up for the movie they ve been waiting to see since last year.Thumbnail by Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary PicturesOn an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News. How s the Pacing? While the series benefits from giving everyone more to do, the pacing could be quicker. Robert Rorke, New York Post While Mindhunter: Season 2 doesn t exactly race out of the gate as it builds on the foundation of Season 1, it remains a compelling and impeccably shot crime thriller. Jesse Schedeen, IGN Movies It already feels like the series is evolving and maturing, becoming more complex as the relationships start to change, both professionally and personally. Sam Loveridge, SFX Magazine The series is still far more Zodiac than Seven, but it s also more propulsive now, with no fewer than three ongoing investigations. Dan Fienberg, Hollywood Reporter(Photo by Netflix)How s the Cast This Time? [By the time you see her in episode 3,] you’re probably wondering what Carr is up to since she doesn’t have a ton of screen time so far. That’s a shame because if you have Anna Torv in your show, you should use her in every scene. Rachel Paige, Refinery29 Every shot is deliberate, the dialog cuts like a finely honed blade, and all of the actors bring their A-Game. Mikkel Snyder, Black Nerd Problems [Groff] has a gift for seeming both confident and insecure at the same exact moment, making Ford both insufferable and sympathetic in the same breath. It’s a tough balancing act, but Groff nails it McCallany plays Tench as a thoughtful, even introspective man who buries his emotions in a gruff exterior. Chain-smoking and knocking back liquor, to the outside world he appears to be a tough-as-nails, no-bullshit guy. But inside, he’s silently screaming, and McCallany does remarkable work bringing out the confusion and uncertainty in Tench’s eyes. Chris Evangelista, Slashfilm After a couple of cracking sequences in which Holden and Bill interview the likes of the Son of Sam killer, and a handful of others, the show peaks with a stunning verbal confrontation with none other than Charles Manson As tremendous as each of the performers playing the killers are, Australian actor Damon Herriman is positively electric as the charismatic cult leader. Rohan Naahar, Hindustan Times Mindhunter is a series about difficult conversations with bosses, with family members, with serial killers and none of that would work without its impeccable ensemble. Clint Worthington, The Spool(Photo by Netflix)Is It Scary? The series feeds more on the idea that knowledge and understanding of the human condition — in all its sometimes horrific glory — is what s truly fascinating. Kevin Yeoman, ScreenRant The scariest thing in Mindhunter, Netflix’s 1970s-set serial killer drama overseen by the exacting-but-terrific director David Fincher, is always the chalk outline There’s something a little idiosyncratic about a serial killer show that never shows serial killing. Yes, it shows us lots and lots of serial killers, but most of them are in prison, and the business of the show is talking to them, trying to get them to reveal their secrets, hoping to get just close enough to see to the bottom of their particular abyss without falling in. Mindhunter never shows us grisly murders themselves — it only shows the aftermath, in the form of those chalk outlines and the occasional crime scene photo. Emily VanDerWerff, Vox Mindhunter’s most impressive accomplishment, though, is to weave an engrossing mystery without trivialising these real-life killers and their atrocious crimes. The series fascinates rather than unsettles. Ed Power, Daily Telegraph (UK) It s chilling stuff that burrows under your skin, and not suited to delicate constitutions. Wenlei Ma, News.com.au(Photo by Netflix)How s the Directing? [The premiere is] a thoughtfully composed, immaculately color-coded episode of television that makes compelling use of light and shadow. Katie Rife, AV Club As with last season, David Fincher directs the first episode with his usual panache, especially during the cold open. Scott Tobias, New York Magazine/Vulture Those who slept on season one should take note; David Fincher is at his full power on Netflix and makes Mindhunter a must-watch. Christopher James, AwardsCircuit.com(Photo by Netflix)Final Verdict? The long-awaited second season of David Fincher s Mindhunter affirms the program as Netflix s strongest drama. Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com It is effective, haunting, scary, and one of the most provocative shows ever and hands down one of the best shows of the year. Alex Maidy, JoBlo s Movie Emporium The Verdict: For a series that has sat on the sidelines for two years, there’s an unexpected urgency and vibrancy to Mindhunter’s second season at times it could do with a little more visual panache to help key sequences stand out. This is a small complaint, however, for an otherwise addictive and engrossing drama. Joe Lipsett, Consequence of Sound Mindhunter returns with a great season 2: David Fincher s series is confirmed as one of the best on Netflix. (review in Spanish) Mikel Zorrilla, EspinofMindhunter season 2 is now streaming on Netflix
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(Photo by David Giesbrecht/FOX)This week s biggest TV news comes from the five main broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and The CW — which debuted their fall TV schedules for advertisers in New York City all week long. We rounded up the news from each network in the order of this week’s presentation, along with when you’ll be able to watch each of them. Find out what nights your DVR will be getting the biggest workout in our roundup below, watch some of the trailers for the new series, and stick around for a new trailer for His Dark Materials from HBO and some major casting news at the end.TOP STORY: Fall TV PreviewNews from the New York UpfrontsFollowing Disney’s acquisition of Fox and many of the company’s assets — but not the Fox network — the broadcast network is having a rebuilding year. The fall will see the debut of football and wrestling, along with the premieres of existing hits including 9-1-1, the final season of Empire, The Resident, the second season of reality hit The Masked Singer, and, of course, The Simpsons.The network’s three new shows for the fall include Prodigal Son, about the son of a notorious convicted serial killer who has made hunting murderers his life’s work (and starring The Walking Dead’s Tom Payne and Masters of Sex’s Michael Sheen); Not Just Me, about a woman who discovers that her fertility doctor father used his own sperm to conceive more than a hundred children, including two new sisters (starring Brittany Snow and Timothy Hutton); and Bless the Harts, an animated series about a hard-working Southern family and featuring voices from Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, Ike Barinholtz, and Jillian Bell, among others.Fox is holding several of its hit series for midseason (when football and baseball will be finished), including The Orville and Last Man Standing. It will also debut a 9-1-1 spin-off set in Texas and starring Rob Lowe, the cop drama Deputy starring Stephen Dorff, the soapy drama Filthy Rich starring Kim Catrall, and the artificial intelligence–themed drama NeXt starring John Slattery. New comedies include sitcom Outmatched, about average parents raising genius children, and two animated series: Duncanville and The Great North.NBC is bringing back many of its biggest series too, including The Voice, This Is Us, and all of the Chicago procedurals. There are also new seasons of New Amsterdam, The Blacklist, and the record-breaking 21st season of Law Order: Special Victims Unit. (It’s now the longest-running live-action prime time series in history.) The fall’s new drama is Bluff City Law, about a father-daughter lawyer duo in Memphis.On the comedy side, Perfect Harmony, which stars Bradley Whitford as a former Princeton music professor who becomes the director of a small-town church choir, and Sunnyside, starring Kal Penn as a disgraced New York City councilman who becomes a champion for a group of people attempting to become American citizens, join Superstore and The Good Place on the network’s Thursday night lineup.At midseason, the network will bring back comedies Will Grace and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and dramas Manifest, Blindspot, and Good Girls. Reality series America’s Got Talent (and spin off The Champions), Ellen’s Game of Games, Little Big Shots, World of Dance, and American Ninja Warrior will also return in the new year. New shows debuting in 2020 include tearjerking drama Council of Dads, crime procedural Lincoln (based on the book The Bone Collector), musical Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, comedy Indebted, and sitcom The Kenan Show (yes, starring Saturday Night Live’s longest-tenured cast member, Kenan Thompson).Another network that’s sticking with its existing properties is ABC, which will premiere new seasons of Dancing With the Stars, The Good Doctor, The Conners, Bless This Mess, Black-ish, The Goldbergs, Schooled, Modern Family, Single Parents, Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things, How to Get Away With Murder, American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, and America’s Funniest Home Videos in the fall.New scripted series debuting in the fall include the drama Emergence, about a cop who takes in a mysterious little girl she finds at a crime scene only to become embroiled in a conspiracy that leads back to the girl’s unknown identity; Stumptown, about a military-veteran private investigator who clashes with criminals and cops, based on the graphic novel of the same name and starring the MCU s Agent Maria Hill Cobie Smulders; and Mixed-ish, a Black-ish spin-off about the childhood of Tracee Ellis Ross’ Bow. Tiffany Haddish will also head up a rebooted version of the classic variety show Kids Say the Darndest Things.At midseason, ABC will bring back American Idol, The Bachelor, Shark Tank, The Rookie, Station 19, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and debut the dramas The Baker and the Beauty, about a Cuban baker in Miami who is thrust into the spotlight when he falls in love with an international superstar fashion mogul, and For Life, about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer and litigates cases for other inmates while fighting his own wrongful conviction and life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit (inspired by the real life of Isaac Wright Jr.). The only 2020 new comedy debut for the network is United We Fall, about two parents who stick together while juggling their kids and their overly involved extended family.CBS is bringing back a whopping 24 new shows in the 2019-2020 season, including 14 in the fall. The 2019 returnees are standby procedurals, including NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, NCIS: Los Angeles, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, FBI, SEAL Team, SWAT, Magnum P.I., God Friended Me, and the final season of Madam Secretary. The loss of The Big Bang Theory will be big for the network, which is bringing back comedies The Neighborhood, Young Sheldon, and Mom.The new series debuting this fall on CBS include the Chuck Lorre–created comedy Bob Hearts Abishola, about a man who falls in love with his Nigerian nurse; courthouse drama All Rise, a courthouse drama focusing on a black female district attorney as she begins her new career as a judge; The Good Wife creators Michelle and Robert King’s psychological mystery Evil, starring Katja Herbers and Mike Colter, about a psychologist, a priest in training, and a carpenter who join forces to investigate unexplained mysteries, supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings and ultimately discover whether there is a logical explanation or something truly supernatural is at work; comedy The Unicorn, about widower Wade (Walton Goggins) who’s finally ready to begin dating again but doesn’t realize what a catch he is; and sitcom Carol’s Second Act, starring Patricia Heaton as a divorcee who follows her dreams and goes to med school, becoming her hospital’s oldest intern in the process.The network’s midseason schedule will include returning series Criminal Minds, MacGyver, Man With a Plan, The Amazing Race, Undercover Boss, and Big Brother, along with newcomers FBI: Most Wanted, a spin-off of Law Order creator Dick Wolf’s FBI that focuses on the Fugitive Task Force that pursues the criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted List; Tommy, starring Edie Falco as a former NYPD officer who becomes Los Angeles’ first female chief of police; and Broke, about a single suburban mother whose estranged sister and wealthy brother-in-law move in when their fortune disappears.The CWThe CW renewed every single one of its series that wasn’t already announced as ending this season, 11 in all. Superheroes Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Black Lightning will premiere as usual in the fall, and will be joined by their new colleague Kate Kane (Ruby Rose), a.k.a. Batwoman. Also returning are Legacies, Charmed, All American, Dynasty, and, of course, Riverdale, with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Roswell, New Mexico, The 100, and In the Dark held for midseason.In addition to Batwoman, which you can read more about here, the fall will bring the network’s newest mystery series, Nancy Drew, which has a supernatural bent. Riverdale spin-off Katy Keene, starring Lucy Hale as the titular fashion designer and Ashleigh Murray reprising her role as pussycat Josie McCoy, will debut in the spring.Related: The CW Teases Batwoman, ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ Crossover, and Its Comic Book Future Trailer Watch: His Dark MaterialsNot to be outdone by the tsunami of broadcast news, HBO released its trailer for His Dark Materials. The series adapts Philip Pullman s book trilogy of the same name. The first season follows brave young Lyra (Dafne Keen) as she journeys through various worlds searching for a kidnapped friend and uncovers a conspiracy in which children are being stolen. The series also stars Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, Clarke Peters, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The series does not yet have a release date.FX Miniseries Mrs. America Adds to All-Star Cast Led by Cate Blanchett(Photo by Steven Chee/courtesy of FX)FX has hired an all-star team to join Cate Blanchett in its upcoming miniseries Mrs. America, which follows the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly (Blanchett). The story will be told through the eyes of the women of that era — including Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug, and Jill Ruckelshaus — and explore how the American political landscape was forever shifted. It will debut on the network in 2020.Uzo Aduba will play Chisholm, Rose Byrne will play Steinem, Ari Graynor will play lawyer Brenda Feigen-Fasteau, Margo Martindale will play Abzug, Tracey Ullman will play Friedan, Melanie Lynskey will play Schlafly ally Rosemary Thomson, Sarah Paulson will play Schlafly’s best friend Alice (a fictional character), James Marsden will play conservative congressman Phil Crane, John Slattery will play Phyllis’ husband Fred Schlafly, and Jeanne Tripplehorn will play Phyllis’ sister-in-law Eleanor Schlafly.More Casting News: The New Pope, David Letterman Introduces New Guests, Captain Marvel Runs Wild(Photo by Gianni Fiorito/HBO)The upcoming second season of David Letterman’s Netflix talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction will feature a star-studded lineup of talent including Kanye West, Ellen DeGeneres, Tiffany Haddish, Lewis Hamilton, and Melinda Gates. All episodes of season 2 debut May 31.The new season of Running Wild With Bear Grylls, which moves from NBC to National Geographic this fall, will feature the host braving the elements with Captain Marvel herself, Brie Larson, and somehow-never-a-superhero Armie Hammer.Queer Eye’s Tan France will host a fashion competition series Next in Fashion with designer and model Alexa Chung. Eighteen designers will face off in challenges for a chance to win a 0,000 grand prize in the 10-episode series. Elizabeth Stewart and Eva Chen will be recurring guest judges with additional guest judges to be announced later. No date has been announced for the series.Finally, HBO announced that Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson will guest star in The New Pope, the eight-episode follow-up series to The Young Pope, that will star John Malkovich and Jude Law — both as popes.Holy Father! Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson will guest star in #TheNewPope, coming soon. pic.twitter.com/bMtNiVtMwq HBO (@HBO) May 17, 2019
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Marvel Studios gave their fans an extra treat for the debut of its first weekly television series, WandaVision: two full episodes! There may be a reason for this decision buried in the plot, or it may just have to do with the first two episodes being in black white, but it also means getting a better sense of the series as the second episode begins a tonal shift from the premiere.Of course, that tonal shift seems to be a big part of the story as WandaVision both has a point its trying to get to with Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and honor family sitcoms across the history of television.Keeping in mind the death of Vision (Paul Bettany) in Avengers: Infinity War, Wanda s heroics in Avengers: Endgame, and the fact that she will be integral to upcoming film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, let s dive into what we ve seen of the series so far and discover what we can about the mystery at its core and how it fits within Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Spoiler Alert: The following reveals details about the first two episodes of WandaVision. Stop reading here if you have not watched the episodes.WandaVision Sets Its Action in an Early Sitcom-Styled Idyllic WorldNewly married Wanda and Vision arrive in the community of Westview, and settle in. Like wacky sitcoms of the late 50s and early 60s, they have secrets they need to keep from their neighbors: Wanda is telekinetic and Vision is a synthoid. Not that those facts stop them from integrating into Westview life. Vision already has a job at a computing firm and Wanda has a dream kitchen. There issues to be addressed, of course.The remainder of episode one introduces next door neighbor Agnes (Kathryn Hahn) and Vision s boss, Mr. Hart (Fred Melamed) and his wife (Debra Jo Rupp). The couple questions their own oddities, but generally accept their reality.Meanwhile, somewhere outside of Westview, the events of the WandaVision pilot are observed.In episode 2, Wanda and Vision prepare for their magic act in the Westview talent show and their day s errands. Vision wants to meet with the neighborhood watch while Wanda is off to meet with the local women s club.The episode introduces the neighborhood watch — little more than an excuse for the men to gossip — including Herb (David Payton). At the women s club, Wanda meets Dottie (Emma Caulfield Ford) and Geraldine (Teyonah Parris). After Wanda and Dottie have a heated moment, a nearby radio switches from the Beach Boys Help Me, Rhonda to a voice directly asking Wanda if he can hear him.Celebrating their magic show success, the pair return home and, quite suddenly, Wanda is pregnant. Hearing a ruckus, the two Avengers notice a beekeeper (with that sword logo on his uniform) emerging from a manhole cover in the street. Wanda finds this unacceptable and rewinds events to just a few moments before. In the safety of their house, Vision reassures her, and the world turns to color. As their sitcom world closes with The End and a Please stand by graphic, an urgent voice comes on: Wanda? Who s doing this to you, Wanda? Wanda? How the Series Pays Tribute to Classic TV As It Unravels a Deeper Marvel MysteryThe series is plastered in references to television history. Episode 1 takes many of its cues from shows like The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Love Lucy, and Leave It to Beaver. The most direct comparisons come from Dick Van Dyke with the kitchen looking like a near replica of the one Mary Tyler Moore ruled on that sitcom. The plot of the episode — mistaken communication leading to trouble with Vision s boss — has the feel of something you might see on any of those shows, even if Vision s job is purposely vague both to us and himself.Curiously enough, an attempt was made to use vintage production techniques to give the episode more of an authentic late-1950s feel. It works really well and underscores the moment when Wanda and Vision are confronted by their imprecise memories. Once Mr. Hart starts choking on his dinner, the 50s lightning, compositions, and editing disappear until Wanda finally tells Vision to help his boss.It is worth pointing out as that same breaking of sitcom reality is not replicated in episode 2, which takes a very pointed amount of inspiration from Bewitched. The animated credit sequence directly emulates the classic TV sitcom and the set has been realigned to resemble that show s continuous first-floor locales, particularly the kitchen. Running from 1964 to 1972, Bewitched told the tale of Samantha Stevens, a witch by birth, and her buttoned-down husband Darren. Despite wanting to make it in the world by his own talents, Sam cannot help but use her powers to solve some of their problems. The parallels are obvious, even if the episode s actual plot feels less like Bewitched and something more tailored to Wanda and Vision s circumstances, which may be why the humor feels fresher than in the first episode.Also, since we noticed how well the first episode replicated the feel of 1950s sitcoms, episode 2 does an interesting job replicating the look of Bewitched, which began its life in black white and was known to use location filming in its early run. The style is evident here, although the film look of Bewitched is not carried over thanks to modern digital videotape cameras and the frame-rate change the new technology brought with it. This is especially true in the location shots, although it could be argued those more modern-looking scenes underscore Wanda real circumstances.What We Know About WandaVision′s Mystery So FarWhich brings us to the series apparent key mystery: Is all of this Wanda s doing? Her ability to literally rewind events in episode 2 — and her flat rejection of the beekeeper — suggests she is behind all of this. (Though Marvel comic book readers may recall what the logo stands for, we ll avoid spoilers and let the series reveal the answer.) But the message on Dottie s radio also offers the option that someone may be inducing all of this. If the latter is true, what could be the end goal of sticking Wanda in a sitcom reality? The refrain for the children offers one unsettling possibility.Meanwhile, the desperation to fit in, the careful edits of Vision s persona to make a more stereotypical TV husband, and the way she often runs out of answers stand as credible evidence that, perhaps, she did all of this on a whim to finally process her grief. It almost makes you wonder if the day Vision died is August 23.That also leads to another interesting question: who are the citizens of Westview? In the first episode, they seem to be part of the illusion. But the personalities of Herb and Dottie in episode 2 suggests Westview is a real place with real people. Are they being co-opted to function in Wanda s vision or are they also dead people she (or the outside force control this) is reviving to better create this idealized suburban life?One other option: the townsfolk are the outside putting pressure on Wanda to live this dream life, even if the real facts about her relationship with Vision means he is the grandest illusion of all. OK, maybe it is the baby — that, of course, remains to be seen.Also, while we re asking questions, we have to consider the people in the commercials. The none-too-subtle references to Stark and Strucker are funny, but also a clear invasion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe into Westview. Are they part of this or just another manifestation of whatever is happening to Wanda?New episodes of WandaVision premiere on Fridays on Disney+.
Debbie Day for Rotten Tomatoes: What was it like to get back together with the Deadwood gang? What was the first day of filming like?Kim Dickens: Instead of getting the band back together, we got the c suckers back together. Day one I would consider the read through. That was pretty magical. You know, when the whole cast gets together with the producers and writers and the network, HBO. It was a remarkable experience for all of us. I m almost flushed right now while I think about it, and while I relive the first moments of that table read. I mean, everybody was overwhelmed with tears and laughter and joy. We just launched right into it. Actually, the opening lines of the movie are pretty great. They re delivered by Calamity Jane and me. She almost couldn t get through those first few lines without having a lump in her throat.I think it was a gift to us as well. I m glad. I hope the fans will feel really satisfied with it, and I think they will. Day one of filming I wasn t there. Day three of filming I was there, and I was also there on the final day of filming. Before we filmed I was able to walk around [the set] and I was actually on the ranch and doing fittings and stuff. So we were getting geared up to it, but my first scene and first day on set was in the Bella Union, in Joanie Stubbs bedroom, in the bed with the mother of characters. So it was pretty much baptism by fire, right back in it. I couldn t have been happier. It actually happens to be one of my favorite scenes in the movie. I mean, I have so many favorite scenes in the movie, but that one just felt so quintessentially Deadwood, you know?(Photo by Warrick Page/HBO)Most actors aren’t able to revisit a character, but in the age of so many reboots and revivals it’s happening more frequently. What has that experience been like for you? Do you like being in her shoes again?It was great to be back in her shoes again, walking around in the muck and the mud, and donning the top hat again. It was remarkable, really. Ever since it was unceremoniously canceled after three seasons there had been rumors of, Well, we re going to do two movies. They talked about two movies forever. And then the rumors would come up that they were trying to do that, trying to do that, but it s a long ways off. And then there would be rumors at times through the years, Oh, absolutely not, it s never happening. So it was a bummer.We all stayed in touch. We all cherished the experience of Deadwood and working with David Milch and working with each other and production, everybody. Everybody was incredible on that — the production designer, the costume designer, cinematographers. … More than just hoping we d get to go back to it, which is part of it, we hoped that we d get to finish the story in a way.It was such a beautiful piece of art and with such a passionate fan base that I thought it was a real disservice for HBO to cancel it. Of course there are so many determining factors that make those decisions. I m not a studio, I m not a network, so whatever they do is beyond my understanding, but from an artistic point of view, and if you re embracing a show like that for what it is, which is a creative gem, then I think you owe it to the audience who you ve asked to stay dedicated. And so finally, 12 years later, we re doing it. It really felt surreal, I think. it was so long. The story is told on our faces; it s been so many years.(Photo by Warrick Page/HBO)As a refresher, can you remind us where we left your character and where we re picking up with her now?You know what? I was rewatching the series, which was just a delight to do. I think I left off — I d started a school. … Joanie Stubbs was making a more respectable woman of herself. I think Stubbs always had a reverence for what is not sinful, and always felt like she could not even get near anything that was not shameful. So to see her make those strides and to do something of worth and purpose shows such a terrific growth for her. And then when we find her 10 to 12 years later, she flipped back on her heels a bit, I guess you could say She s fallen back a bit into addiction, a little under water. And then we ll watch her journey from there. She s lost Cy Tolliver. She s regained The Bella Union. The price is just good. It s run down, as is she.She s still a woman of means, though. Right?Yeah, she s still running the joint. She s not at her best and has taken some hard times. Whatever support systems she had, be it positive and negative at times, is now gone.The language has always been its own character in the show. Did returning to that feel the same? Or did you have a new view of it?It did feel exactly the same. It s the same poetry. I believe it s metered, actually. It comes from David Milch and his genius and his staff that he works with. At first it was a little like, Oh, god! I ve gotta get those muscles loose again, because there s been nothing else like that in the interim. When you’ve got any sort of Shakespeare or any sort of heightened dialogue it sounds a little daunting at first. And then I started rewatching the series, and it s kind of like riding a bike. When I got the script, I knew the character. I knew the language. It had just been a long time. But it s so beautiful. if you re familiar with it, you already know. I didn t have to relearn it. It was already still in my muscles.Is there any concern about attracting new fans to the movie?Not for me as an actor. I m much more artistically minded in it. You certainly don t like to go and feel like you have to lay down some exposition or hand-hold your audience, because we never did that. It was mostly a piece where it was so compelling that audience leaned in. And if they were getting it or not, they were still leaning in, and finally they just started to feel the love and humanity of the whole thing.I would hope that our movie does the same thing with the richness and the characters and the richness of the storytelling. That people will be tuning in and following to it as an experience even if they don t know the characters yet. And then how delightful would it be for a new audience to see it and get to go back and see the other stuff? I think that would be very exciting for them. So hopefully it will work the way it s supposed to work. I feel like HBO had a desire for it to speak to the old fans and a new audience. I think they would want that. I m sure that s a business model that would be desirable for them. It could do both.It’s not very often that a movie inspires people to go back and watch the series.Yeah, it s remarkable. Our storytelling was in the episodic format. It was a very patient form of storytelling. It was in the beginning of what I think is the golden age of television, when it sort of turned that corner with The Sopranos. We were right there with it. It offered up a very nuanced form of storytelling and character development. No hand holding. And to be pushed into a two-hour format to tell a long-form story was, I m sure, tricky.I said to Robin Weigert last night, Look, if they want to see Deadwood as a radio play or an animated series, we ll do it. We ll do whatever form.”Deadwood: The Movie airs Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m. on HBO.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
(Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)Laura Carmichael is experiencing something of a streaming Renaissance. The new Peacock service now offers every season of Downton Abbey and the series companion movie. You ll find her in the first season of The Spanish Princess, in which she plays Maggie Pole in the court of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, on the Starz site, on demand, in the app, and on partner sites. And today, her new show The Secrets She Keeps launches on SundanceNow.The series is the tale of two women: Agatha (Carmichael), who is eight months pregnant and working at a grocery store to make ends meet, while Meghan (Jessica De Gouw) is pregnant with her third child, this one unplanned and causing tension in her marriage. Agatha is only just informing naval officer Hayden (Michael Sheasby) that he’s the father and is taking an overzealous interest in Meghan.Carmichael, who recently wrapped a second season of The Spanish Princess, shared her pandemic-influenced TV viewing with Rotten Tomatoes and discussed all three series.WHAT IS APPOINTMENT TELEVISION FOR YOU?(Photo by HBO)I have been watching I May Destroy You as it comes out pretty religiously. So the finale was last night in the U.K. — I just devoured it and looked forward to Mondays when we get another installment, another fix. It’s phenomenal and game-changing work.WHAT IS ON YOUR DVR?(Photo by HBO)Nightly at the moment we’re watching The Sopranos and have been working our way through. That’s been a real treat of lockdown and we’re sort of savoring them now as we’re coming to the end of the show, but it’s been a real treat I had never seen it before so it’s a real thrill.WHAT IS IN YOUR STREAMING QUEUE?(Photo by VH1)I am a religious watcher of RuPaul’s Drag Race. That show comes out on Saturdays for us. It airs in the U.S. on Fridays, but that’s another, tracking that down immediately. I really enjoyed Shrill. That’s a good one. I loved it. I thought it was so smart and funny, and I thought the casting was just great.WHAT’S COMING SOON THAT YOU CAN’T WAIT FOR?(Photo by HBO)I hear that Larry David’s been making some more Curb. I’m not sure how true that is or if they’re just announcing it. I live for Larry David, so very much looking forward to more of that, please.(Photo by SundanceNow)Fred Topel for Rotten Tomatoes: About The Secrets She Keeps, did you go to some dark places to portray Agatha’s stalker behavior?As the episodes go on, you learn more and more about her backstory, which is incredibly dark and painful. So yeah, it was a real kind of playing detective with her life really and building up the layers so that it doesn’t just feel like she’s not just creepy. It comes from this truthful pain that leads her to do quite outrageous and heartbreaking things.The more you learned about how Agatha suffered, did it give you more empathy for her?That’s it. It does feel like she has the most extraordinary, painful life in such a short time. It gives you a lot to build on and I think the way I saw that was that it’s another thing on top of another thing. It leads her to be so volatile that she’s kind of a coiled spring, one more thing on top of the other that any minute she could go nuts. That was my feeling with her and how that led her to do something so drastic and so awful.(Photo by SundanceNow)We see some of her relationships too. Do you think all of the abuse she’s endured makes it hard for her to accept love?I think that’s right. I think there’s definitely a moment with Hayden where she panics and goes, “Oh my God, is this even what I want?” She is surrounding herself in a lot of lies so it’s a real web that she’s in. I think that she would find it difficult to be in any functioning relationship.How much of this did you know about Agatha going into the series?So I had the book which was a great help. I had, I think, most of the scripts going in, so we knew where we would be headed. So that was a combination of just research and piecing together things. I had a good basis going in, which I think you need with something that jumps around a lot.(Photo by SundanceNow)Was this a really intense step into darkness after Downton Abbey or were there more parallels than we might imagine?It’s different from a lot of things I’ve done. I’ve done a bit of crime thriller before with Marcella, but this is definitely the most intense. It had to be that way, I guess, because of the nature of the part. Yeah, it was really different from the world of Downton certainly.Did you have to do your video seduction scene to a blank screen so they could add the video of your partner in later?We had all sorts of things, because it’s a complicated setup having a laptop and then there are times when you need to have a camera. So we had all sorts of interesting versions of it where we could see each other or not see each other. We were both involved in all of the takes, so it was never nothing, but yeah, it was odd.When you’re working on something as intense as The Secrets She Keeps, are you able to leave it on set?There’s a bit of a mixture. It’s a funny thing being far away, the other side of the world to where I normally live, and doing something so intense. I did feel at times kind of raw, but I was lucky I was able to check it and come home and relax and thankfully, be surrounded by a really warm and friendly cast and crew that got me out of my head a bit.(Photo by © Focus Features /courtesy Everett Collection)What are your hopes for people who now have access to all of Downton Abbey on Peacock, whether they’re revisiting it or watching it for the first time?I hope it’s an enjoyable watch. I feel like it’s great viewing for times like this when you’ve got time to binge it and just relax into it. It’s a really warm hug of a show. It’s a really relaxing thing to watch. I hope people who are coming to it anew get that same feeling.Was it heartwarming for you that Lady Edith became such a sympathetic character for audiences?Absolutely. I felt very lucky the arc that she went on. I loved that she went from not being people’s favorite to being a good one in their eyes.Are you hoping to do a movie sequel?There are rumors of it, which is thrilling because it wasn’t the idea of it. So we’ll just have to see what Julian [Fellowes] comes out with and hope that he’s been busy during lockdown.(Photo by Starz)What can we expect from season 2 of The Spanish Princess?It’s carrying on into their marriage now. Series 1 ended with the marriage, and we see how Henry and Catherine do as newlyweds and further into their marriage. It’s a fascinating unraveling of what we know is a doomed romance really. For my character, she’s restored to her wealth and titles, but there’s still tension within the court. It’s a fresh court and a lot of characters died in the last series, so there’s lots of fresh faces and shuffling of positions. It really sees Henry becomes the king we recognize as Henry VIII, where he is a bit of the philanderer and the drinker, leaving behind the young romantic we got to know in the first series.The Secrets She Keeps premieres July 16 on SundanceNow.
魔域新手卡 (Photo by Starz)Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods for premium cable TV brought the the author s characters to life and introduced viewers to the deities of ancient mythology and the new ones hoping to take their place. By season 2, there are a lot of characters — gods, mortals, and other — to keep track of.Some of the gods from Gaiman’s book have taken new form, some characters have had much larger roles in the show than they did in the book, and it’s been two years since season 1 aired. Time for a refresher!In season 1, helmed by showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, Shadow Moon became embroiled in a battle between the old gods and the new gods when Mr. Wednesday hired him as a driver. Trailed by leprechaun Mad Sweeney and Shadow’s undead wife Laura, Shadow may have no choice but to become a believer.The cast of American Gods and Gaiman himself spoke with Rotten Tomatoes in Los Angeles to reacquaint viewers, new and old, with the series. After you read where each character left off in season 1, flip the image to see where American Gods is headed in season 2.American Gods returns on Sunday, March 10 on Starz.
魔域新手卡 d productive with attempts to revive their Classic Universal Monsters in other ways, starting earlier this year with the reboot of The Invisible Man (Certified Fresh at 91%). The latest project comes to us at a particularly well-timed point, because it s the same week that we found out that Tiffany Haddish is still attached to star in 21 Jump Street: Now for Her Pleasure. One of the 21 Jump Street stars, Channing Tatum, is reuniting with the directing team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller (who helmed the Jump Street movies) for a modern-day tongue-in-cheek thriller inspired by Universal s classic monster legacy, to be written by screenwriter Reid Carolin (Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL), who also came up with the project s original idea. That s the end of what we know right now about this comedic thriller s concept, but this writer can t help but remember what comedic franchise was also involved in interconnecting the various Universal Monsters back in the 1940s and 1950s: Abbott and Costello. Starting in 1948 with Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein, the comedy team had several adventures that included Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy. Could Channing Tatum be Abbott in a new take on those movies? Just a theory.5. 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE DIRECTOR ON THE HUNT FOR PREDATOR 5 (Photo by Michele K. Short/©Paramount Pictures)Following the first Predator in 1987 and the sequel Predator 2 in 1990, there was a 20 year gap before there was another standalone Predator movie (not counting the crossovers with Alien) in 2010 with Predators (Fresh at 64%), and then another eight years before the fourth film, 2018 s The Predator (Rotten at 33%). For as ubiquitous as Predator seems in pop culture, those four movies combined only add up to a four movie global box office take of 3 million (from a combined budget of 8 million). And yet, Hollywood keeps trying to make Predator happen. 20th Century Studios (the new version of 20th Century Fox, post-Disney acquisition) is now developing a fifth standalone Predator movie to be directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, Certified Fresh at 90%), working from a screenplay by Jack Ryan producer Patrick Aison. No other details are known about what Trachtenberg has planned for the fifth Predator movie.6. CHRIS COLUMBUS TO (STILL) SPEND FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY S (Photo by Joseph Lederer/©Fox Atomic)Back in 2018, the news broke that director Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stone) had signed on to write, direct and produce an adaptation of the popular horror video game franchise Five Nights at Freddy s, about a spooky Chuck E. Cheese-style restaurant. Given that amount of time (and everything else that s happened in 2020), one might have thought that the Five Nights at Freddy s movie had long since fallen apart, but this week, the creator of the game franchise, Scott Cawthon gave an update to state quite the opposite. According to Cawthon, Chris Columbus has finished the screenplay adaptation and plans to start to filming for Blumhouse Productions in the spring of 2021. Cawthon also revealed a few of the different premises that were considered, including the one that appears to be moving forward (though one has to wonder why the movie can t just be a direct adaptation of the video games themselves).7. CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG TEASER REVEALS TERRIFYING VISION OF THE FUTURE (Photo by Paramount Pictures)Some movies, especially if they re based on popular franchises or properties, take a very long time to actually get developed, produced, and released in theaters. Consider, for example, the popular children s book series (and animated TV series) Clifford the Big Red Dog. It was eight years ago in 2012 that we first heard about a Clifford the Big Red Dog movie, which at one point was scheduled for release on April 8, 2016 (yes, over four years ago). More recently, Clifford the Big Red Dog was supposed to have come out earlier this month on November 13th (until the deadly virus delayed it all the way back to November 5, 2021). Clifford the Big Red Dog may now still be almost a year away, but Paramount Pictures decided this week to whet people s appetites regardless, but what we actually got might have caught some people by surprise. Although Clifford the Big Red Dog in book and animated TV form has a very cartoony look, the movie appears to be applying a more life-like CGI approach, which, when you also factor in his size and (unnatural) coloring, makes actually seeing Clifford the Big Red Dog something you have to experience for yourself.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.