1. A Sudden PeaceBlood of Elves, the first long-form Witcher novel, begins with all of Ciri’s experiences in season 1 inhabiting the narrative’s past. In the two years between the fall of Cintra and the start of the novel, the northern kingdoms won a war against Nilfgaard and an uneasy peace rules the day.It is possible season 2 will start from this standpoint, with two years passed in the gap between the season 1 finale and the season 2 premiere. But then again, The Witcher plays fast and loose with what it considers important, so the conflict between Nilfgaard and the northern kingdoms may matter to the series as a source of constant conflict.Although, as it happens, the Northern Kings in the books want another war with Nilfgaard in the books, so perhaps a two-year time jump will be The Witcher’s opening salvo as season 2 begins.2. The Hunt For Yennefer(Photo by James Minchin/Netflix)Clearly, Yennefer’s well-being will be of the utmost importance when the show returns. As it stands, she seemingly used all of her chaos to halt the Nilfgaard army. But considering her easy way with portals throughout the season, we expect to find some self-preservation extinct kicked in and transported her far from Sodden Hill.But her disappearance from the battlefield means several interested parties will be searching for her. Fans will no doubt want to see her united with Geralt and Ciri – it is part of the show’s premise after all. And, as it happens, a series can only go so long separating its main characters before viewers get impatient (even if The Witcher saga excels at keeping its principle characters apart). At the same time, The Witcher’s short season orders (just eight episodes!) means it is possible Geralt and Ciri will search throughout the North for her and only succeed in season 2’s final moments.Hopefully, Yennefer will have an interesting story in the interim.Also, both the Nilfgaard mage Fringilla (Mimi Ndiweni) and any surviving members of the Chapter’s task force would likely want to find her as well. She has a legacy, after all, and people will be interested in seeing it serve their ends.3. Training Ciri(Photo by Netflix)Much as how the early short stories outlined the world before Ciri arrived on the scene, season 1 roamed the timeline and offered key pieces of backstory before the main Witcher saga begins. This suggest the real story begins in season 2 with Geralt not chasing after Yennefer – which Ciri’s question about her implies – but instead taking Ciri to Kaer Morhen. It is the home he referenced while dealing with the rotfiend bite and where his novel counterpart takes Ciri in Blood of Elves.At Kaer Morhen, she is trained by several older witchers, including Vesemir, who was mentioned briefly in the later episodes of season 1. Triss Merigold (Anna Shaffer) also becomes her teacher for a time before Ciri relocates to Ellander and, eventually, is taught by Yennefer herself.It’s all exciting material for a novel, but it is easy to think the series will eat a lot of this plot within two or three episodes. Although considering the way it plays with time, it is entirely possible the season will begin with Ciri and Yennefer leaving Ellander and Geralt nowhere to be found, setting up the format of the second season and allowing the flashback structure to highlight Ciri’s education.4. Geralt and Triss?(Photo by Katalin Vermes/Netflix)Back in the books, Triss finds herself drawn to Geralt as their paths cross more and more. In the video game series, players are given the option of perusing more serious and long-term ties with Triss. And considering how much time the games spend on that relationship, we think it is possible the television series will devote some plot to it as well.Granted, Triss was not in the best of shape when we last saw her; she was being cradled by another survivor of the Sodden Hill defense. But we’re inclined to assume anyone who did not die on screen will find a way to mend themselves in the interim between seasons. And should season 2 follow events of Blood of Elves, Triss will be needed at Kaer Morhen. That certainly leaves some time for Geralt to spark an interest in another mage. Or, at least, for her to develop an unrequited attraction. H.G. Wells’ serialized novel The War of the Worlds was first published in the late 19th century, telling the story of a Martian invasion and attempted extermination of our planet after the English writer had already delivered The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Dr. Moreau. Wells’ works have been adapted several times in several different formats over the last 90 years, but never as memorably or successfully as the repeated attempts to breathe life into this timeless allegory. There was Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 radio broadcast, which panicked a nation and later inspired the backstory for Buckaroo Banzai, and Byron Haskin’s 1953 film is considered one of the seminal science-fiction films of its era. But in 2005, Steven Spielberg re-teamed with his Minority Report star Tom Cruise to offer a modern take on War of the Worlds, one that represented the culmination of the director s shift away from the idealist who once encouraged his audiences to watch the skies. On its 15th anniversary, we look back at what made War of the Worlds so effective, how it fits in Spielberg s filmography, and why it might actually be his most terrifying film.A GRADUAL PERSPECTIVE SHIFT(Photo by Universal Pictures)As early as 1964, when a 17-year-old Spielberg made a 0, 140-minute film called Firelight, his view towards the night skies (as well as life in general) represented more of a hopeful outlook than a cynical one. (He once questioned the screenplay of Used Cars for suggesting that politicians were in it just for the grift.) 1977 s Close Encounters of the Third Kind isn t exactly a glowing endorsement of fatherhood, but it ultimately concludes on an optimistic note, and in 1982 s beloved E.T., the greatest threat comes not from space or its alien visitor, but from humanity itself.Spielberg really began to embrace the darker elements of science fiction first in 1993 s Jurassic Park and its immediate sequel, both cautionary tales of human arrogance, and then in Stanley Kubrick’s long-gestating A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, which he took over upon Kubrick s death. In the latter film, David the robot undergoes a harrowing journey in his search to become human that culminates in a touching but melancholy scene set after the extinction of humanity. Spielberg s follow-up the very next year, the Philip K. Dick adaptation Minority Report, then presented a world in which literal thought police are in charge and abusing their power in Washington D.C. Still, all of those films feel like a prelude to War of the Worlds, which drops all pretense, pulls out all the stops, and delivers a pulse-pounding survival thriller set into motion by the arrival of a deadly, relentless enemy from the skies. Gone are the days of Close Encounters musical tones of peace and the healing power of E.T. s glowing finger, replaced by darker themes inspired by real life events.THE UNOFFICIAL 9/11 TRILOGY (Photo by (c)DreamWorks, (c)Paramount, (c)Universal courtesy Everett Collection)While Spielberg never formally gave them a name the way fellow directors like John Carpenter (The Thing, Prince of Darkness, In the Mouth of Madness = The Apocalypse Trilogy) or Oliver Stone (Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Heaven Earth = The Vietnam Trilogy) did with their own work, his three films from 2004 and 2005 trade in common themes and fears stemming from the attacks on US landmarks on September 11, 2001. The Terminal from 2004 is often dismissed as a whimsical Capra-esque vehicle for Tom Hanks, but it s also a fable about the trepidation of outsiders entering our country. Stanley Tucci’s customs director even attempts to make Hanks trapped immigrant admit that he is afraid of his home country in exchange for passage to ours. At the end of 2005, Spielberg directly tackled the terrorist attack at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. That film’s government-sponsored revenge unit epitomizes the never-ending violence-begets-violence message, justifying its supposed righteousness with misinformation, and Spielberg ends the film with the less than subtle final image of the still-standing twin towers of the World Trade Center.In between The Terminal and Munich came War of the Worlds, which might not seem at first glance to be an obvious thematic fit, despite its heavily allegorical source material. But when Dakota Fanning s young Rachel asks Is it the terrorists? as she ducks for cover in the back of a van and her brother Robbie (Justin Chatwin) echoes the question moments later, it draws a straight line to the events of 9/11, and the references don t stop there. The alien enemy of the film emerges with weapons buried within Earth itself, like a terrorist cell waiting in hiding for the moment to strike. As Tom Cruise s Ray seeks shelter for himself and his kids at his ex-wife s home, a passenger plane comes crashing down into the neighborhood. Spielberg isn t dabbling in shameless exploitation, though; he never asks us to marvel at the special effects or ooh and ahh as buildings are leveled the way we whooped and guffawed through Independence Day. When Ray returns home after the initial attack, the realization that the ash on his face belongs to the disintegrated people he ran through pulls him out of shock into a moment of panic, and it s equally terrifying for the audience, for both its literal and figurative significance.ABSENT SAVIORS(Photo by (c)Paramount courtesy Everett Collection)Spielberg’s relationship with his own parents particularly his father is well documented in his filmography and further fleshed out in Susan Lacy’s 2017 HBO documentary. Understandably, in War of the Worlds, Cruise’s Ray is not exactly the father figure his estranged children need in their time of distress. At the beginning of the film, he s a divorced deadbeat dad who doesn t know what to do with the limited time he gets with his kids when they arrive for the weekend, leaving Rachel to order her own food and watch TV while he sleeps; Robbie, who insists on calling Ray by his first name out of spite, seizes the opportunity to take his dad s car out for a spin. When they make their daring escape from the city later, Ray also appears to be unaware of his daughter’s claustrophobia or her peanut butter allergy. Father of the Year material he is not, but he s the only hope his children have for salvation.Meanwhile, their fellow humans begin to grow desperate, turning on one another in the tradition of everything from Night of the Living Dead to The Mist. The darker religious connotations of the latter have a more pointed role in 1953 s The War of the Worlds. One priest is martyred early in the film for attempting communication with the Martians, but when they attack the church where a group of survivors have gathered to sing and pray during the film s climax, they meet their downfall, as if by divine intervention. By contrast, in Spielberg’s version, a church is the first major building to suffer destruction from the enemy as they emerge from underground. God is pushed out of the way right at the onset, resulting in one less reason for the helpless to look to the sky.SPIELBERG S MOST TERRIFYING FILMThis may be a controversial claim, given that Steven Spielberg is responsible for two of the all-time most popular terror rides (Jaws and Jurassic Park) and at least an assist on a third (Poltergeist, which he produced and co-wrote), but it s certainly worthy of debate. He drops us in the water and then traps us on the Orca in Jaws never let anyone tell you this is not a horror film but the whole affair is splashed with a great deal of adventure. Jurassic Park s velociraptors, dilophosauruses, and T-Rex can hunt and chase you down both out in the open and in a kitchen, but the experience is also filled with the benign wonder of the first dino sighting, along with a sick triceratops and a sneezy brachiosaurus.War of the Worlds has no iconic John Williams theme that you can play over a loudspeaker and feel a sense of euphoric warmth; the music is as eerie and menacing as the aliens’ call-to-arms (a seven-trumpets-like signal that would later be repurposed for humor in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping). Spielberg never lets his foot off the gas, even when Ray and his kids are only walking or hiding. Moments that feel appropriated from his earlier works find fresh life here, most notably the cat-and-mouse game played with an alien tentacle in a basement that recalls the kitchen scene from Jurassic Park as well as the mechanical spiders in Minority Report. There s even a subtle nod to Spielberg s Poltergeist screenplay when Ray reassures Rachel that lightning never strikes in the same place twice.In between, Spielberg dreams up new nightmares, from a dead body floating in a stream that s soon followed by hundreds more to a flaming train that blazes past Ray and the kids as they make their way to a ferry with a massive crowd of fellow refugees. The ill-fated ferry ride itself is a horrifying set-piece well beyond the nightmares of Sheriff Brody, Jaws heroic lawman, who also never had to decide whether to save his kids by killing Mayor Vaughn, whose crimes against humanity were far greater than just making too much noise, like Tim Robbins Harlan. The throwaway moment of a blood bank announcing that they have more blood than we can use is alternately ominous and reassuring, but paired with the sight of an alien tripod harvesting a human being and spewing their blood across the landscape, it offers little comfort. There is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE(Photo by Paramount Pictures)War of the Worlds is usually not regarded with the same deference as Spielberg’s other timeless blockbusters, but it may surprise some to learn that it is still Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing domestic film with over 4 million at the box office. The ending remains a point of contention for critics of the film, and some still can t forgive the climactic resurrection of one character. But like many films, its reputation has changed with the times, and the one we are living through now, on the film s 15th anniversary, is its own reflective nightmare. Today, a mass gathering of sardine-packed crowds is a bad omen, but H.G. Wells himself indirectly predicted what it might take for us to come to our senses, and Spielberg s film expands on the notion.The die is cast early with Rachel’s splinter; Ray warns her it will get infected if he does not remove it, but she calmly states that when it’s ready, my body will just push it out. As the film ends and Morgan Freeman s voice is heard explaining its ultimate deus ex machina, we are left with these words: “From the moment the invaders arrived, breathed our air, ate, and drank, they were doomed. They were undone, destroyed, after all of man’s weapons and devices had failed, by the tiniest creatures that God, in His wisdom, put upon this Earth. By the toll of a billion deaths, man had earned his immunity, his right to survive among this planet’s infinite organisms. And that right is ours against all challenges, for neither do men live, nor die, in vain.” The mere thought that the tables have turned, that we ourselves could now be the ones undone by God s tiniest creatures, is scarier than any shark or any dinosaur, and it s a stark reminder of how prescient the best science fiction can be.Where You Can Watch It NowFandangoNOW (rent/own), Amazon (rent/own), Google (rent/own), iTunes (rent/own), Vudu (rent/own)War of the Worlds was released on June 29, 2005.
Frances, starring Jessica Lange, is one of those movies that for me was quite connected to my wanting to be an actor. I had obviously been to the movies many times as a young person, but I think I was about 14, or 15 when I was at home on a Sunday, and this movie I turned a channel, and it was on cable, or whatever cable was at that time. And it was midway through the movie, and I just was transfixed and went out, back when we could go to the video store, and I rented it, so I could watch it from the beginning. And to me, it s just an extraordinary portrait of an actress. Frances Farmer, I didn t have knowledge about her and her work, but also whatever I knew of her working-wise, I certainly didn t know anything about her real life, which is really tragic, and a painful movie to watch.Jessica Lange gives one of the greatest performances, and it was my introduction to Kim Stanley, who is actually the screensaver on one of my cell phones. [The pictures is] from her performance in Bus Stop, not from Frances; it’s just been on my phone for I don t even know how long. And just again, there s a thematic thread here [with Frances]: it s another story about mother and daughter. At its core that s what it s about. And I just find it incredibly powerful. It was just like watching two acting titans and thinking, Oh, if that s what acting is, I want to do that. And of course, I ve come to learn that a lot of times acting doesn t get to be that, but every once in a while you get to touch on that, and it was really inspiring – and another movie poster I had in house.What was it like then to get to work so closely and frequently with Jessica Lange?Well, that was one of those moments that I ll never forget. I actually first worked with her on Broadway. We did a production in 2005 of Glass Menagerie, which is where we first met when I was about 29 years old. And I ll never forget sitting in a room waiting, which was part of the process of getting a job, but you had to do your final audition with Jessica. And for someone like me, who is such an enormous fan [of Jessica] – she’s someone who I credit with really igniting the acting fire for me, and someone whose career I would love to have emulated, so it s a very big scary day for me. I remember hearing her walk down the hallway. And I remember saying out loud – without even realizing it – I said, Oh, gosh, here she comes. And I didn t even realize I said it out loud, and I was in a room full of people: the directors, the casting directors. I m sure they were just absolutely terrified that I was gonna blow the whole thing by not being able to speak, but… Now, [working with Jessica] has evolved into something where I don t burst into tears every time I get a phone call from [her]. Do you know what I mean? It s landed in a place where I recognize that we’re actually people who have a working history together that is based on something real and not just my absolute adoration of her.亚博电子网站腾讯方面谈到，在移动游戏收入方面主要营收来源于《王者荣耀》《使命召唤手游》《PUBGMobile》《天涯明月刀》等几款游戏。而今年腾讯也对这几款游戏进行了大幅度的优化更新，其中就包括在今年一月发布《王者荣耀》有史以来最大的版本更新，以此来提升游戏画质增强游戏体验。另外《王者荣耀》在春节期间推出的节日活动和相关皮肤，让游戏的日活跃用户和付费用户创下了新高。在海外版的《PUBGMobile》中，腾讯优化了的安装包大小和增强本地运营能力，下沉市场全面覆盖欧洲、中东及非洲国家的日活用户。
ten Tomatoes had the chance to pose our lingering questions to Lemire, actor Neil Sandilands (who plays antagonist General Abbot), and executive producers Jim Mickle and Beth Schwartz about some of the program s locations, serendipitous moments, and where it might go in a potential second season.Why Is the Essex County Zoo So Important in the Show?(Photo by Kirsty Griffin/Netflix)One of the more unexpected elements of the series — particularly for readers of Lemire s comics — was the sudden importance of the Essex County Zoo that Aimee (Dania Ramirez) and Wendy (Naledi Murray) were using as a home and sanctuary for Hybrids. Even the name is a surprise as it nods directly to Lemire s earlier Essex County trilogy of graphic novels — a detail Lemire said eagle-eyed viewers will spot as early as episode 2 before it gets a prominent shot in episode 5.Beyond its name, the zoo also serves as part of the show s fairy-tale tone and way to reconcile the program s relocation of events from Lemire s home country of Canada to the Midwestern United States. Obviously it has a slightly different geography than the comic book because of the Nebraska angle, he explained. [But] once we got to New Zealand, it was like, This doesn t look like Nebraska. How do we [do this?]' Soon, the production found our own real logic or geography as they fairy tale-ize the landscape between Yellowstone National Park, Colorado, and an Essex County, which is a cousin — by way of Lemire s rich universe — to the one he grew up in. It is magnificent, Sandiland said of the set. It really feels like you re in a theme park somewhere. Although some of the exteriors were shot at the Auckland Zoo, much of the Essex County Zoo was created on a sound stage. The actor recalled a major shot when Abbot first arrives with the Last Men militia. They had one of those huge extension arms [for the camera]. The vehicles [are] moving in, going all the way, pulling back, and then [the camera goes] all the way across to where Abbott is standing on top of that structure, facing the zoo. That was done on a sound stage. So just to give you an idea of the enormity of it. In terms of the narrative, the Zoo will seemingly take the place of the Last Man camp featured in the comic book. That may be the reason why the set is so lovingly rendered by a design team Sandilands called just next level. Although, he declined to confirm if the Last Men will be camping there while Dr. Singh (Adeel Akhtar) attempts to process the cure.Of course, any details of a potential second season are unknown to him and, as it happens, he chose not to read ahead in the comic in order to make the discovery of the story as the production progresses; a valid acting choice that may also help explain one of Sandilands more distinct visual departures from the character as drawn by Lemire.Why Does General Abbot Look So Different from the Comic?(Photo by Netflix)When we spoke to Schwartz before the series debuted earlier this month, she said it was possible the strikingly-long beard Abbot sports may have been Sandilands own lockdown beard, a supposition the actor partially confirmed for us. Lockdown had quite a bit to do with it, he said. I did another little local project [just before Sweet Tooth] where I sported the beard. And I thought, It s definitely a look, right? There s something going on there. And I just decided to keep growing it. And little did I know that it becomes quite a thing. As it turns out, the hair and makeup team were supportive of the choice, going so far as to email Sandilands before he flew to New Zealand to make sure he kept it.Mickle and Schwartz were also supportive, though some discussions about the beard took place. It is a collaborative thing. I think a lot of people have to buy into the look. And we had time to play around with it, he said. Jim sent me some of the images that we did on set with a full-on hair, makeup, wardrobe test and when I got those stills, I was really rather surprised in a good way. The look was just so striking with the beard, with the glasses, with the lighting, with the color, everything. So that came as a pleasant surprise. And I think an actor draws from a lot of external input stimulus prior to going on set and starting to build the character. Another aspect of the character which may come as a surprise to viewers is his composure — something often lacking in post-apocalyptic warlords. Deliberate restraint is always a good thing, Sandilands said. As we ve seen in his encounters with Singh, Singh s predecessor, Dr. Bell (Sarah Peirse), and even the words he said to Aimee from across the Zoo, he presents himself as someone who doesn t need to raise his voice to get his point across. And as Sandilands sees it, the character strikes a certain mystique. He s intriguing enough that you would want to know, like, who the hell is this f er? What is he really capable of? How deep can we go? I think there s a lot of miles in that tank left to be explored, he said.Is It Serendipity or Is It Supernatural?(Photo by Kirsty Griffin/Netflix)Another element the show may explore in a possible second season — Netflix has yet to confirm another is on the way — is the part serendipity seems to play in the story. Consider the way Jep (Nonso Anozie) and Singh had that conversation in an elevator which eventually leads to him accepting Gus ten years later or the way Bear (Stefania LaVie Owen) and Wendy relate to one another. Then there s the big one: the way the fickle hand of fate has seemingly led all of the characters in the direction of Essex County for what comes next. When asked if it is all coincidence or if some force is at work behind the scenes, Mickle simply raised an eyebrow. James Brolin is behind the whole thing, Lemire joked.Although, that joke definitely leads to one possible answer. From the eight episodes so far, we ve heard Brolin s narrator refer to himself in the first person, have intimate knowledge of the characters pasts, and bind their scenes together thematically before any of them besides Aimee walked near the Zoo. He could be some supernatural force. He could also be Gus in the far future writing all of this down in the storybook style of his father, but if Lemire feels comfortable enough to joke about the narrator s place in the story at this point, we ll assume his real role in the story is far more surprising.Then there is also a supernatural angle if viewers want it: Gus s hallucinatory dream in the field of flowers which seems to foretell his meeting with Abbot. The mention of it led Mickle to raise his eyebrow again and say, Gus is tapped into whatever Gus is tapped into, I guess. [In] a circular, very Twin Peaksian way, Lemire added. You could ask the same question about Jeff s comic books, Schwartz said. Indeed, comic book Gus has many more dreams than his TV counterpart by the time he first meets Singh — and all without the aid of the flowers growing over the dead. All of them contain at least a drop of prophecy, although we can go back to Lemire invoking Twin Peaks and the way that show always kept a little deniability in the mysticism on display. At least until the third season, anyway. But it is definitely something to keep on the board should Sweet Tooth get its second season.
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Or, it could be something we have not considered until now: Wanda may still under the influence of Hydra.S.W.O.R.D. Director Hayward (Josh Stamberg) was pretty quick to consider her an enemy combatant and the accent slip could be an indication of a personality buried in Wanda s psyche which is still loyal to Hydra; although, in both the MCU and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. realities, the organization is complete defunct. Even the commercials would seem to agree with this, although, as this week s product prominently featured Lagos, it would also seem the ads are accounting for the worst events of Wanda s life.As it happens, Monica s (Teyonah Parris) testimony about the energy around Westview seems to confirm our suspicious about what is really going on. As she put it, the barrier felt like grief and considering the way she stormed the facility housing Vision s corpse, we re inclined to belief her inability to grieve anything is the true source of the Hex.The Vision Thing and What It (Might) Mean
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0.30.2 1月喜迎(Photo by Universal / courtesy Everett Collection)20 Movies To Watch If You Loved The Invisible ManIf you re looking for more movies like The Invisible Man, surprise: We ve got a few recommendations! To get it out of the way, yep, The Invisible Man is a new entry in the Universal Classic Monster franchise. It was the first cinematic universe, kicking off way back in the 20s. (The 1920s and not, you know, our 20s.) Dracula, the Wolfman, Frankenstein s monster, the Mummy are all part of this motley crew, including the Invisible Man, who had six previous movies. This new Invisible Man is notable for its departure from formula by framing the story from the victim s perspective, but we re including these original six Universal Monster movies here for historical context. And, hell, let s throw in the other famous hard-to-see creep, Hollow Man, as a reminder that for decades, this is all we had in the invisible jerk subgenre.2020 s The Invisible Man, besides being a cracking horror/thriller, has also captured the zeitgeist for Moss Cecilia character and her plight. Cecilia flees a violent relationship, only to be tormented and trapped by her abuser, and made to look crazy in the eyes of friends and family. This is a form of gaslighting, a term specifically derived from 1944 s Gaslight, a psychological thriller starring Ingrid Bergman as a wife manipulated by her husband into thinking she s going insane. 1955 s Diabolique is probably the best of this type of story, though shout-out to Satoshi Kon s Perfect Blue, and even Scream, once you arrive at its endgame revelations. Black Swan, High Tension, and Girl, Interrupted are also worth watching through the lens of female-driven stories with shifty narratives.Invisible Man has drawn high marks for its use of negative space, which forces viewers to search through seemingly banal shots for hidden terrors, drumming up considerable dread and paranoia. It Follows about a malevolent entity taking the shape of humans, often depicted shuffling in backgrounds is a previous horror phenomenon that similarly uses negative space to maximum effect.Audiences may also be impressed by Invisible Man s stylish presentation. Writer/director Leigh Whannell had already made a name for himself in horror by co-creating the Saw series (he s also one of the leads in the first movie). But his 2018 cyberpunk/body horror/action effort Upgrade represented a dramatic creative leap forward for him. It s fun to see Whannell apply Upgrade s style towards the world of The Invisible Man.And, of course, there s Elisabeth Moss, who first came to public attention with The West Wing, Mad Men, and then in the inescapable The Handmaid s Tale. But Moss has been acting in film since the early 90s (who can forget her as little girl in Suburban Commando?) and her most notable movie work is of the last few years: 2014 s The One I Love (witness her in a slightly happier relationship, before it turns sci-fi bizarre), psychological thriller Queen of Earth, and 2019 acting showcase Her Smell.
Just when you thought the Marvel Cinematic Universe was over or at least Phase 3, anyway here comes your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man with another solid MCU installment. Spider-Man: Far From Home screened for critics this week, and those who saw it have taken to social media with mostly gushes of praise for how it continues the franchise, particularly following the events of Avengers: Endgame. Some are even calling this the best Spidey movie yet.Here’s what critics are saying about Spider-Man: Far From Home:Has Marvel done it again?Spider-Man: Far From Home is wonderful. It’s funny and clever and filled with smart twists. Kate Erbland, IndieWireSpider-Man: Far From Home is jaw dropping. Sean O Connell, CinemaBlendSpider-Man: Far From Home is an absolute home run. It’s SO much fun. Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comAbsolutely loved Spider-Man: Far From Home. Captures the spirit of the comics and mixes in some amazing movie magic. Steve Weintraub, ColliderSpider-Man: Far From Home is an extremely fun, cleverly executed, and frequently hilarious culmination of the MCU’s wall-crawler’s journey so far. Jim Vejvoda, IGN MoviesWhat a fun, solid sequel. Kara Warner, PeopleHow does it compare to Spider-Man: Homecoming?Far superior to its predecessor and really delightful, with a terrific theme of trust well-threaded throughout. Rodrigo Perez, The PlaylistI liked it a tad more than Spider-Man: Homecoming, which I loved. Jim Vejvoda, IGN MoviesI liked it a smidge more than Homecoming. Terri Schwartz, IGN MoviesIf you loved the teen-centric stuff in Homecoming, there s more where that came from. Ben Pearson, SlashfilmDidn’t LOVE Spider-Man: Far From Home as much as Homecoming, but it’s still a rad take on bearing the weight of great expectations and a fun ode to teen romance. Brian Truitt, USA TodaySpider-Man: Far From Home isn’t quite as wonderful as Homecoming, but it s a really strong, endearing sequel that delivers some excellent moments in its second half in particular. Eric Goldman, IGN Movies(Photo by Sony Pictures)How does it rank against other Spider-Man movies?The best Spider-Man movie yet… Honestly, Spider-Man: Far From Home feels like the Spider-Man movie I ve waited all my life for. Josh Wilding, We Got This CoveredI haven’t decided if Far From Home is better than Spider-Verse yet, but it’s certainly the best live-action outing. Sean Keane, CNETSpider-Man: Far From Home had the difficult task of following two epic Avengers movies AND Spider-Verse and succeeds by telling a smaller, classical story about Peter Parker caught between what he wants and what responsibility demands. Pure cat(spider)nip for Spidey fans like me. Matt Singer, ScreenCrushWhat sets it apart from the previous ones?The BEST Spidey action ever. Most SHOCKING ending in a Spider-Man movie ever. Fans will flip out! Sean O Connell, CinemaBlendBoth Sam Raimi and Marc Webb s movies did a lot of great stuff with the character but it s Jon Watts who has made him amazing AND spectacular. Josh Wilding, We Got This CoveredThe cast are better than Raimi’s. But the Raimi movies are pretty focused, and this is more sprawling with a bigger scope, so it’s a tough comparison. Ben Pearson, Slashfilm(Photo by Sony Pictures)Is it a worthy follow-up to Avengers: Endgame?Far From Home does a terrific job of balancing Avengers: Endgame fallout with a seriously fun and inventive Spidey adventure. Digital SpyThe movie is very clever (and funny) how it handles the fallout post Endgame in explaining how this world works now. Mike Ryan, UproxxThe coda we needed after Endgame, a glimpse of how the world looks now that the dust has settled. Angie Han, MashableIt’s pretty much the perfect Avengers: Endgame epilogue — reminding us that the MCU goes on in a joyous, emotionally fulfilling ride. Sean Keane, CNETThe way it builds off Endgame to to dive deeper into Peter’s emotions is really what make it soar. Germain Lussier, io9Far From Home is a great afterword for Endgame, closing out Marvel Phase 3 with a bang while also setting up new challenges and exciting stuff ahead. Jim Vejvoda, IGN MoviesAre there any surprises?Spider-Man: Far From Home had three legit ‘holy sh*t’ shocking moments. Mike Ryan, UproxxIt’s huge in itself and for the future of the MCU in the most surprising ways. Brandon Davis, ComicBook.com(Photo by Sony Pictures)How is the movie s treatment of Mysterio?I’m a huge Mysterio fan and Gyllenhaal nails him… Obviously, with Mysterio involved, there are some pretty bizarre scenes. Honestly I always kind of assumed a Mysterio movie wasn’t really possible, but Jon Watts and company pulled it off. Mike Ryan, UproxxJake Gyllenhaal is fantastic as Mysterio. Steve Weintraub, ColliderJake G’s an inspired choice for Mysterio. Brian Truitt, USA TodayJake G = perfect casting. Angie Han, MashableMajor kudos in particular to Jake Gyllenhaal for his super engaging performance as complex character Mysterio. Sean Keane, CNETJake Gyllenhaal gets way more to do than expected, clearly had a ball doing it. Kara Warner, PeopleJake Gyllenhaal is one of the MCU’s most entertaining characters ever. He’s so unpredictable and fun and brings A LOT to Spider-Man: Far From Home. The chemistry between Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland is top of the line. Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comHow is the rest of the cast?Tom Holland pours his heart and soul into his best work as Peter/Spidey yet, with a more involving story and conflicts this time out. Don Kaye, Den of GeekTom Holland continues to be a perfect Spider-Man, and his chemistry with Zendaya is adorable. Digital SpyTom Holland continues to be amazing, Zendaya’s MJ is just as cool as Shuri. Brian Truitt, USA TodayZendaya brings depth in her massively expanded role as MJ. Sean Keane, CNET(Photo by Sony Pictures)Are there any problems?Some of the comedy falls flat, but this film has A LOT going on – ultimately beneficial because it mostly distracts from stuff that doesn t land quite as well. Ben Pearson, SlashfilmCould maybe have gone a bit harder on Peter s emotional arc. Angie Han, MashableShould we stay until the end?Do NOT miss the mid-credits scene because it s the biggest and best effort from Marvel Studios yet. Literally mind-blowing avoid spoilers at all costs! Josh Wilding, We Got This CoveredI can’t stress this enough: stay all the way through the credits for Spider-Man: Far From Home!!! There’s a couple of brilliant sequences waiting for you! Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comTwo of the best end credits scenes ever. Kevin McCarthy, WTTG-TVWill we want to see it again?The second the film ended I wanted to watch it again. Steve Weintraub, ColliderI don’t think I’ve been this excited to re-watch a film since Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Us. Watts masterfully layers incredible action, storytelling and character development into a film that will be a whole new experience on the second watch. Kevin McCarthy, WTTG-TVI love that Spider-Man: Far From Home is all sleight-of-hand. It begs to be seen multiple times. Jason Guerrasio, Business InsiderI can’t wait to see it again. Germain Lussier, io9I cannot wait to see this movie again. And again. Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comSpider-Man: Far from Home opens everywhere on July 2.
NEW BOOK ALERT! Discover the best shows ever made in our first TV-focused book, The Ultimate Binge Guide. Order your copy now.“Ironically I’m refusing to read this book until I know its Rotten Tomatoes score. But I’m pretty sure I’ll love it! – Jimmy FallonEver been crushed to learn your favorite movie – or a new one you re dying to see – has been given the green splat from our infamous Tomatometer? We stand by our critics and Tomatometer scores, but we also feel your pain: Fresh films shouldn t get all the glory. In our first ever book, the Rotten Tomatoes team – and a cast of some of the world s most well-known and insightful critics – celebrates 101 movies from the green end of the spectrum that can t be missed. You ll find:Box office behemoths that bombed with critics like Space Jam, Bad Boys, and Maleficent.Sci-fi treasures so bad they re awesome like Cherry 2000, Zardoz, and Masters of the Universe.Rare Rottens from Fresh directors like Steven Spielberg s Hook and Sofia Coppola s Marie Antoinette.Wonderfully weird cult classics like MacGruber, Empire Records, and more.Underrated gems that were ahead of their time like Event Horizon, Blade, and The Cable Guy.Sequels worth a second look like Return to Oz, Jurassic Park III, and Rocky IV.Plus, the book comes with a foreword from Bridesmaids and Spy director Paul Feig.Rotten Movies We Love is now available. Order your copy now. (Photo by Running Press)Praise for Rotten Movies We Love. “Ironically I’m refusing to read this book until I know its Rotten Tomatoes score.But I’m pretty sure I’ll love it! – Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon“Rotten Movies We Love will shine a light on underrated movies you ve never heard of and remind you of the movies that you loved in the theater, hated on the way home, but quoted for the next decade. Some of my favorite movies are in this book.” – Emily V. Gordon, co-writer of The Big SickSpecial Rotten Tomatoes Alamo Drafthouse screening series.To celebrate the release of Rotten Movies We Love, Rotten Tomatoes is teaming up with Alamo Drafthouse for screenings of three films featured in the book: The Craft, The Burbs, and The Holiday. A total of 27 screenings will take place between October 22 and December 1 in 12 cities across the U.S., including: Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Austin, Denver, Phoenix, San Antonio, Kansas City, Charlottesville, Raleigh, Springfield, Woodbury, and New Braunfels. Plus, Rotten Tomatoes’ editors will be making appearances at various screenings to introduce the films and offer their commentary.See The Craft at Alamo Drafthouse (Special Movie Party)See The Burbs at Alamo DrafthouseSee The Holiday at Alamo Drafthouse
Spanish-language animation along with Spanish-language TV, horror, and cinema at large is on the rise. Over the last 15 years animators from all over the Latinx diaspora have emerged to tell stories in a variety of animated mediums: traditional 2D animation, 3D computer-generated graphics, stop-motion, rotoscoping, and beyond. And while many of their names aren t as synonymous with animation as Disney, Miyazaki, or even Bakshi and Bluth, with such an abundance of talented creators in the game it’s high time more viewers became familiar with their work. That said, spoiler alert, there is a Disney film on this list. Gotta give props where they’re due.Like the Latinx diaspora itself, the movies on this list come from all over the world and tell all kinds of stories from fantastical dreamland adventures, to horrifying stories of survival, to every coming-of-age beat in between all styled to their creator’s unique visions. Some are geared toward children, others should never be viewed by a child. But they are all fantastic pieces of work that any animation (or movie) lover should know. BuÃ±uel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (2018) 98%Country: SpainSet in the 1930s, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles is a surreal journey through the making of director Luis Buñuel’s documentary Land Without Bread. Following the fallout of his first film, Buñuel is stranded without a project. When a bet backfires, he finds himself traveling with anthropologist Maurice Legenre through the Las Hurdes region of Spain, filming a documentary. Buñuel borrows from its titular director’s life and work, but is primarily based on Fermín Solis’ graphic novel Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas. It’s currently Certified Fresh, with many critics praising its innovative, surrealist imagery, and its ability to do a l
Adjusted Score: 98564% Critics Consensus: Employing gritty camerawork and evocative sound effects, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a powerful remake that expands upon themes and ideas only lightly explored in the original. Synopsis: This remake of the classic horror film is set in San Francisco. Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) assumes that when a... [More] Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright Directed By: Philip Kaufman
With movie theaters shuttered for the time being and prospective audiences presumably self-quarantining at home, people looking for entertainment to consume have never had more time on their hands to just sit and binge a bunch of television. With that in mind, we polled our fans on social media to find out what new shows everyone was most looking forward to in the month of July, whether it was a brand new series or a popular one returning with a new season. It s probably no surprise that three of the top five are Netflix originals, considering the sheer volume of the streaming giant s output, but we also got an Amazon original and a series on TNT. Read on to find out the full list!1. The Umbrella Academy: Season 2 (2020) 91%#1 pick by our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter fansPremieres on Netflix on July 31Netflix s adaptation of the comic book series created by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way enjoyed a successful first season, earning a Certified Fresh 75% on the Tomatometer and an even more impressive 86% Audience Score. For those who haven t had a chance to check out the show just yet, we won t discuss any spoilers from Season 1 here, but suffice it to say that the way it ended left enough fans anxious to find out where the show might go in Season 2 to propel it straight to the top of all of our social media polls. The only bad news is that we ll have to wait until the tail end of the month before we get to see it.2. Cursed: Season 1 (2020) 67%#2 pick by our Facebook and Twitter fansPremieres on Netflix on July 17Another offering from Netflix, this fantasy series reimagines the classic legend of King Arthur by telling the origin story of the young woman who would eventually become the fabled Lady of the Lake. Based on the novel of the same name co-written by Frank Miller, it stars Kathering Langford (who also appeared in Netflix s 13 Reasons Why) as Nimue, who travels with a young Arthur (Devon Terrell) to seek out Merlin (Gustaf Skarsgård) and help confront the evil King Uther Pendragon. This one came in just under The Umbrella Academy in both our Facebook and Twitter polls.3. The Alienist: Angel of Darkness: Angel of Darkness (2020) 86%#2 pick by our Instagram fans, #3 pick by our Twitter fans, #5 pick by our Facebook fansPremieres on TNT on July 19Originally created as a limited series based on the novel of the same name by Caleb Carr, The Alienist surprised a lot of people by scoring a number of awards nominations and subsequently announcing that it would return for another go. The second season, dubbed Angel of Darkness, adapts the second novel in the series and sees the return of stars Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning as their characters reunite to track down a missing infant, only to uncover a more sinister threat. A lot of people are happy they re coming back for another investigation, and there are hopes that the third and upcoming fourth novels in the series will ensure further seasons of the dark, period thriller.4. Hanna: Season 2 (2020) 93%#3 pick by our Facebook fans, #4 pick by our Instagram fans, #5 pick by our Twitter fansPremieres on Amazon Prime on July 3The first season of Amazon s Hanna expanded on the ideas of its source material, the Joe Wright-directed 2011 film of the same name, and delivered something entirely its own, and while the reviews weren t over the moon, the audience response was strong. Fittingly, Season 2 looks to expand that world even further, and fans who have been waiting to find out where Hanna (Esme Creed-Miles) goes next and how she will evolve will be pleased to know that, according to the critics, it s even better than Season 1.5. Warrior Nun: Season 1 (2020) 68%#4 pick by our Facebook and Twitter fansPremieres on Netflix on July 2The third Netflix series to make it into the top five this month is another fantasy, albeit one based on modern (ancient?) religion. Loosely based on a comic book series first published in the mid- 90s, Warrior Nun centers on a young woman who is gifted with immense power and compelled to join a secret order of you guessed it warrior nuns who battle against supernatural evil. The series has generated interest from curious and cautiously optimistic viewers looking for another fantasy fix, and reviews indicate it s not perfect but still worth checking out.Thumnail image by NETFLIX
亚博电子网站 (Photo by courtesy of HBO)As this year s Marvel s Spider-Man proved, games based on popular film and television properties are best served when they don t attempt to retell the same stories we ve already seen on the big and small screens. Following in Spidey s spandex footsteps, a number of new and upcoming games have adopted similar approaches, cleverly expanding on existing universes rather than retreading them for the interactive entertainment medium.From blockbuster film franchises (Fast Furious) to streaming serial hits (Game of Thrones), more and more of our favorite fictional universes are offering fresh, original opportunities for fans to interact with their characters, live in their worlds, and even shape their stories.Whether you re a gamepad-clutching Potter fan, a Ghostbusting smartphone geek, or a virtual reality enthusiast with a superhero complex, these 12 titles include some that should keep you busy between TV binge sessions and movie marathons this holiday season, a few great video games to give as gifts for Christmas, and others that you can look forward to in 2019.How to give mobile games as gifts: iOS | AndroidOut NowREIGNS: GAME OF THRONESDeveloper: NerialPublisher: Devolver DigitalSystems: iOS, Android, SteamRelease Date: Available nowGame of Thrones doesn t return to HBO until next year, but winter has already come in the latest game based on the Seven Kingdoms-conquering series. Offering a fun twist on the high-fantasy franchise, Reigns: Game of Thrones puts players under the capes and crowns of would-be rulers — from Sansa and Tyrion to Cersei and Daenerys — and lets them live out potential alternate futures and fates based on Melisandre s mysterious visions.GHOSTBUSTERS WORLDDeveloper: Next AgePublisher: FourThirtyThree Inc.Systems: iOS, AndroidRelease Date: Available nowA new take on the location-based, augmented-reality genre that saw millions of players capturing Pokemon in their local park, Ghostbusters World puts players behind a Proton Pack. Well, fans will actually wield their smartphones, but they ll barely notice the difference once they re using the smart-devices to suck up Slimer, battle the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man in their backyard, and bust hundreds of other ghosts in real-world locations.THE EXORCIST: LEGION VRDeveloper: Wolf WoodPublisher: Fun TrainSystems: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus RiftRelease Date: Available nowThanks to the immersion-cranking effects of virtual reality, The Exorcist: Legion VR subjects fans to scares more terrifying than those that defined the classic horror franchise. Beneath the reality-ratcheting headset, players assume the role of a demon-hunting detective who — over the course of five nerve-fraying episodes – explores creepy tombs, investigates ritualistic killings and, of course, raises a few crucifixes in the face of demonic possession.CREED: RISE TO GLORYDeveloper: SurviosPublisher: SurviosSystems: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus RiftRelease Date: Available nowBased on the rejuvenated Rocky franchise, Creed: Rise to Glory isn t just another mindless, button-mashing boxing game. Brought to face-pummeling life in virtual reality, the experience not only puts you in the gloves of Adonis Creed — while training with the Italian Stallion himself — but its physical gameplay offers a workout that d make Ivan Drago break a sweat.MARVEL POWERS UNITED VRDeveloper: Sanzaru GamesPublisher: Oculus StudiosSystems: Oculus RiftRelease Date: Available nowMarvel fans who ve dreamed of smashing foes from behind Hulk s fists or webbing-up baddies with a flick of Spider-Man s wrists will want to suit-up for Marvel Powers United VR. A fan-pleasing mix of virtual reality and Marvel s massive roster of heroes and villains, the game lets players unleash all the powers and weapons — from Thor s hammer and Cap s shield to Deadpool s katanas and Wolverine s claws — from a first-person perspective that feels incredibly real inside the Oculus Rift headset.LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTIONDeveloper: TT GamesPublisher: Warner Bros. Interactive EntertainmentSystems: Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4Release Date: Available nowWhether you ve adventured through the LEGO Harry Potter games a hundred times or you re a newcomer looking to bust some bricks in the Wizarding World, this definitive, remastered edition provides the absolute best way to kick Voldemort s block-y butt. This Hagrid-sized compilation, which features both games and spans all eight films, includes enhanced graphics, environments, and visual effects, as well as a pair of magic-expanding DLC packs.Coming SoonSTAR TREK FLEET COMMANDDeveloper: DIGIT Game StudiosPublisher: Scopely/CBS InteractiveSystems: iOS, AndroidRelease Date: Nov. 29, 2018With Star Trek: Discovery prepping to beam up for its second season and Jean-Luc Picard s return confirmed, there s never been a better time to be a Trekkie. The fan service continues with Star Trek Fleet Command, a multiplayer mobile offering that combines role-playing elements and real-time battles to deliver story-driven, deep-space skirmishes that should please fans of any faction.FAST FURIOUS: TAKEDOWNDeveloper: SMG StudiosPublisher: Universal Games, Digital PlatformsSystems: iOS, AndroidRelease Date: Late 2018The next Fast Furious film has been delayed a year, but fans needn t wait till 2020 to satisfy their need for speed. Fast Furious: Takedown puts players behind the wheel of 60-plus licensed rides, including favorites from the films — like Dom s Dodge Charger and Hobbs’ tank-like truck — before letting them tear up the blacktop in missions guided by the movies popular cast of speed limit-breaking characters.CRIMINAL MINDS: THE MOBILE GAMEDeveloper: Blue GiraffePublisher: FTX GamesPlatforms: iOS, AndroidRelease Date: Late 2018This mobile-game take on the long-running CBS crime drama puts fans behind the case-cracking skills of a Behavioral Analysis Unit agent. Alongside favorite characters Rossi, Prentiss, Reid, J.J., Garcia, Lewis, Alvez, and Simmons, players race against the clock to profile suspects, analyze crime scenes, and follow the clues that ll ultimately help the BAU team put the country s most twisted criminal minds behind bars.Coming in 2019DRAGONS: TITAN UPRISINGDeveloper: LudiaPublisher: Universal Games, Digital PlatformsSystems: iOS, AndroidRelease Date: Early 2019Ahead of next year s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World from DreamWorks Animation, fans are invited to reunite with their favorite fire-breathers in a match-3 mobile offering based on the animated fantasy franchise. Titan Uprising puts a fresh spin on the popular genre, challenging players to build the ultimate team of winged creatures by hatching, nurturing, and creating powerful dragon hybrids to conquer nearly 800 puzzle battles.HARRY POTTER: WIZARDS UNITEDeveloper: WB Games, NianticPublisher: Warner Bros. Interactive EntertainmentSystems: iOS, AndroidRelease Date: 2019The clever folks behind the Pokemon GO phenomenon are applying their augmented-reality magic to a new, Wizarding World–themed take on the genre. Of course, it s the fans who will be casting spells, as they wield their smart-devices like wands in the real/muggle world to interact with the Potterverse and its populace of menacing creatures and mysterious characters.LOONEY TUNES: WORLD OF MAYHEMDeveloper: Aquiris Game StudioPublisher: Scopely/Warner Bros. Interactive EntertainmentPlatforms: iOS, AndroidRelease Date: 2019With Space Jam 2 headed to the big screen, it s the perfect time for Looney Tunes fans to reacquaint themselves with their favorite friends and foes from Warner Bros. stable of animated stars. Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem invites players to do just that, as they build a dream team of toon brawlers, from Yosemite Sam and Sylvester to Tweety and Taz, to take on opponents in epic, explosive, over-the-top displays of cartoon violence.
Marvel s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Briefs Fans On Their Final MissionMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s first Hall H appearance at Comic-Con was bitersweet following the Thursday announcement that the series upcoming seventh season will be its last. In fact, as executive producer Jed Whedon revealed, the cast assembled earlier in the week to read the series finale script together.“The dragons look amazing,” star Clark Gregg quipped.Executive producer and Marvel Television chief Jeph Loeb called the panel a “celebration” of the show’s seven-year run, which featured highlight reels of the first five seasons and cast remembrances of long days, tough scenes, and Ming-Na Wen’s boisterous laugh. Though she added newer cast member Jeff Ward has “taken the crown” as the group’s loudest cackler.Gregg called the whole series a “magical journey” — particularly since it seemed his character, Agent Phil Coulson, died in Marvel’s Avengers. But as he recalled, Avengers director Joss Whedon pulled him aside one day and said, “you might not be dead.”Coming back to the final year, which is set to air in 2020, Loeb said, “It’s going to be an ending you deserve because S.H.I.E.L.D. fans rock.” He thanked those in attendance for helping the show, which was often on the edge of cancellation, to reach a total of 136 episodes. “It’s the flagship show of Marvel Television, and it’s the show I love most,” he added.His Dark Materials Debuts First TrailerHamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is quite fond of author Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. As he told the audience at the show s Hall H Comic-Con panel on Thursday, he and his now-wife first bonded over a shared reading of the books. So when he was offered the part of Texan airship pilot Lee Scoresby — a dashing man with more than few traits of the traditional fantasy rogue — Miranda thought, “If they can see it, I’ll find it.”In the world of His Dark Materials, souls are anthropomorphized as animal companions (known as “daemons”) for each of the major characters. Scoresby’s is a bunny.“Sorry, an arctic hare,” Miranda said, correcting one fan’s question about Scorsby’s daemon. “[He’s] about a knee high. This ain’t no Thumper,” he explained, adding that arctic hares “survive in anything — they’re survivors and so is Lee Scoresby.”The series, which also stars Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, and James McAvoy, takes viewers from the heart of this unusual world to many others (some of which can be glimpsed in the first full trailer for the series, which debuted during the panel). But for the lonely Scoresby, it means a chance to find new companions besides his demon. The Good Wife Creators Get Evil With Spooky New CBS DramaThe latest drama from The Good Wife and The Good Fight creators Robert and Michelle King is, like their other series, a procedural with deeper roots. Except instead of sociopolitical commentary, Evil, which premieres this fall on CBS, tackles the existential question of the origin of evil and its place on the dividing line between science and religion. A skeptical female psychologist teams up with a priest-in-training and a carpenter to investigate the backlog of unexplained mysteries and supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings in the Catholic church, and find out if there s a logical explanation for each of if supernatural forces are at work. What s fun is we re looking at a lot of the same ideas we were exploring in our legal shows, Michelle King told the crowd at the series San Diego Comic-Con panel following a screening of the premiere episode. 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(Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Image)GOOOAALLL!!! Apple TV+ s feel-good comedy Ted Lasso received the 2021 Primetime Emmy Award for best comedy series. In total, between Sunday s broadcast and last week s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the Jason Sudeikis-led series about a mustachioed fish-out-of-water British football coach received 11 trophies including one for its leading man, plus supporting acting trophies for actor Brett Goldstein and actress Hannah Waddingham.That 11-trophy haul was something matched by limited series The Queen s Gambit and drama The Crown, which dominated the night in their respective categories.See what critics are saying about the 73rd Emmy AwardsCheck out the best looks from the Emmys 2021 red carpetSee the full list of winners from the 2021 Emmy AwardsDespite adhering to quarantine regulations by keeping the event to an intimate gathering in Los Angeles as well as a watch party in London (where it was 1am when the broadcast started), the Cedric the Entertainer-hosted CBS program managed to hand out 28 awards including the annual Governors Award, which this year went to actress-director and dance extraordinaire, Debbie Allen. That things went so smoothly – if at times rather dully – might actually have been the biggest surprise of them all, as most of the winners were as routine as a morning drop-off of biscuits from an overly optimistic Kansan. But there were some big bold takeaways from the night, not all of them the kind you wanna sing about 1. The Brits Rule the Night(Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)It wasn t just Ted Lasso that won big at the Emmys. As mentioned, the TV Academy also raised a few pints to Netflix s monarchy drama, The Crown. The series won best drama, creator Peter Morgan won the Emmy for writing for a drama series and Jessica Hobbs took home the Emmy for best directing for a drama series. The series actors Olivia Colman, Josh O Connor, Tobias Menzies, and Gillian Anderson (who was technically born in Chicago, but is married to Morgan and spent a chunk of her childhood in London, so we ll let it slide) also received honors.Other British winners included Mare of Easttown s Kate Winslet, who received the Emmy for lead actress in a limited or anthology series or movie and I May Destroy You s Michaela Coel, who received the Emmy for writing for a limited or anthology series or movie. Ewan McGregor, who is Scottish, also won the lead actor in a limited series or movie Emmy for his work in Netflix s Halston.How did the Brits celebrate? In style. Check out the Ted Lasso team performing the Roy Kent cheer below The whole Ted Lasso cast crew did the Roy Kent cheer backstage and it was pretty special #Emmys pic.twitter.com/2HNJsTuc5d Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) September 20, 20212. Michaela Coel Implores Creators to Write the Tale That Scares You One of the biggest surprises of the night wasn t that Coel won for writing the HBO limited series I May Destroy You, but that she didn t win more awards for her work on the powerful piece about rape, assault, and survival. (The 2020 miniseries is Certified Fresh with a 98% Tomatometer). She was also nominated for directing and starring in the project, which was also nominated for best limited series or anthology.Coel s remarks upon accepting her Emmy will also not soon be forgotten. During the concise and poignant 33-odd second acceptance Coel told her fellow creatives to write the tale the scares you; that makes you feel uncertain; that is uncomfortable. I dare you. Other winners with memorable Emmy acceptance speeches included Mare of Easttown s Julianne Nicholson, who reached out to all the ladies in Philadelphia and Kabul, Hacks star Jean Smart, who thanked her late husband, and Governors Award winner Allen, who spoke to the women in Texas and Afghanistan as well as the next generation who are just beginning to fight for equality.3. Lack of Diversity Among the Winners. Again.(Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)After last year s Emmy Awards saw major gains for performers of color, in particular Black performers, this year s ceremony was a step back in that department. Although RuPaul made history, becoming the person of color with the most Emmy wins, there were very few people of color who would eventually be on the winner s stage. This was frustrating to many viewers, as many performers of color were nominated this year, including Billy Porter, Mj Rodriguez, Uzo Aduba, the cast of A Black Lady Sketch Show, and the late Michael K. Williams, among many others.On the brighter side, several of the Emmys bits did recognize Black talent. One featured host Cedric and three different actresses who have played his wives on sitcoms. (The Neighborhood s Tichina Arnold, The Soul Man s Niecy Nash, and The Steve Harvey Show s Terri J. Vaughn).4. Touching Tributes to Friends We ve Lost, Including Michael K. Williams and Norm Macdonald(Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)While the traditional In Memoriam segment was as tear-jerking as always, several people on stage also took the time to remember their friends. Both Last Week Tonight s John Oliver and Saturday Night Live s Lorne Michaels referenced comedian Norm Macdonald, who died last week, in their acceptance speeches. And Kerry Washington made a point of mentioning the work of Michael K. Williams when presenting the supporting actor in a drama category, in which he was nominated for his work in HBO s Lovecraft Country. The reaction on her face when her friend lost that category was palpable.5. Schitt s Creek Cast Shows Why We Still Can t Get Enough of Them(Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)It s been a year since the cast of Netflix s Schitt s Creek swept the Emmys and kept us laughing all the way through that ceremony. So that s why the stars banter before presenting the award for best writing for a comedy series felt so warm. Was there actually a teleprompter issue? Was star Eugene Levy actually giving notes to the Emmy Awards writers? Does it even matter? Sometimes it s not worth asking why we re given good things.6. Conan O Brien Photobombs His Way Into Our HeartsWhen you re 6 4 with a shock of red hair and a recognizable laugh, it s hard to blend into a crowd. Especially if you re Conan O Brien. The talk-show host made his presence known at the 2021 Emmy Awards, even though he did not actually receive an Emmy. He made sure to crash any opportunity he could get, be it improvising remarks to TV Academy CEO and chairman Frank Scherma or joining Stephen Colbert and his producers on stage when they accepted the award for best variety special (live) for Stephen Colbert s Election Night 2020.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.