亚博官方登陆采用百度引擎8（Baidu 9）(Photo by Bob Mahoney/2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)Matt Bomer has piercing blue eyes, a chiseled jaw, and a Hollywood-approved all-American look. But on DC Universe’s Doom Patrol, his character, Larry Trainor (a.k.a. Negative Man) is covered head-to-toe with bandages thanks to an accident that has left him radioactive. The character is also possessed by a negative that occasionally leaves his body and wreaks havoc on his life (and can fly and pass through solid objects to boot).The dual nature of Negative Man is enhanced even further by the fact that he’s played in bandaged form by actor Matthew Zuk (and voiced by Bomer), and in flashback form by Bomer himself. It’s an essential character trait, Bomer explained to a small group of reporters following a screening of a recent Doom Patrol episode.“He s a guy who is this golden boy on the outside but inside has always felt like a monster. The great allegory of the role that Jeremy [Carver, showrunner] so brilliantly came up with is that ultimately through this accident, he becomes what he always felt he was inside. And so his journey over the course of the season is finding a dialogue with himself where he can learn to accept all the parts of himself that he felt were, on the whole, not acceptable in the past.”That includes Larry’s new backstory: He was an Air Force pilot (similar to the character’s introduction in the comics) and, as shown in the third episode, “Puppet Patrol,” married with two kids — but having an affair with one of his air force buddies (not in the comics).(Photo by Bob Mahoney/2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)“A big reason why I wanted to be a part of Doom Patrol is because I ve never really seen a gay male superhero,” Bomer said. “What I love most about the character is that even though it s a huge struggle internally for him, it s not the sole thing that defines who he is. It s such a multi-faceted character. If it had just been one stereotypical thing, I think I would have had more reservations about it, but the fact that he is this nuanced character who has so many places to grow and he has so much shadow and so much light that he doesn t even know, that s what appealed to me just as much as his sexuality.”But while Larry’s sexuality does not define him, the fact that he’s living a dual life is intrinsic to the character.“He really compartmentalized it. He really wanted his cake and to eat it too. It s really profoundly important for him to be able to keep his wife and family not only because of the primal love and need for them, but also because they secure his status in his place in the military,” he said. “But he also obviously really, really loves John — maybe the only true romantic connection he s ever had. So he wants it both.”Of course, that’s not a realization Larry could come to during his time — it’s something he’s realized during his 50 years with Chief (Timothy Dalton) and Rita Farr (April Bowlby) in Doom Manor, time he’s filled with new hobbies like gardening. He’s been able to conveniently ignore his underlying issues until the events that happen in Doom Patrol’s pilot really force him to deal with them.That self-exploration “just continues to grow over the course of the season,” Bomer explained, and will come to a head soon. “Episode 10 and 11 is where it all really starts to come to a head for him and he really starts to get in touch with who he is authentically.”Larry’s journey over the course of the season has included him “finding his voice and being able to come to terms with his sexuality, who he is, how he can help, what this being inside him is, what it represents, how it wants to communicate with him, why it wants to communicate with him. Does he want it to stick around? Does he want it to leave? Can he ever have any real control over it? Is the only way to have control over that is to ultimately, for the first time in his life, let go of control because he has been such a control freak? He s really face-to-face with his ego and all the fears and insecurities that that entails, and he has to let go and in order to supersede that and really find a purpose for his existence after all these years.”The season has also seen plenty of elements pulled from Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol run, Bomer noted, along with original creations from Carver. Episodes have explored what happened to Larry during the time between the accident that left him radioactive and when he arrived at Doom Manor.“It s just so wildly imaginative,” Bomer raved. “I just want people to see the show because I truly think — and I don t say this about every show I ve done — it s really special. And it s got an incredible creative team, an incredible production team. I think ultimately, as bizarre and wacko as it gets at times, it s got an incredible heart underneath it all and they ve really gone to painstaking links to make these characters really human and to have real darkness and light and struggle to get to where they are when we find them and where they re going to be by the end of the season.”New episodes of Doom Patrol are released every Friday on DC Universe.
此页面是否是列表页或首页？未找到合适正文内容。亚博官方登陆Parasite director Bong Joon-ho s path to Oscar glory began at the Cannes Film Festival last year. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)At this stage, the Cannes International Film Festival has been postponed, while Venice and Toronto have yet to make any official call.The unpredictability Fear references makes it all the more challenging for freelancers to determine which films to cater their pitches to for the rest of the year.IndieWire’s Kohn echoed those concerns: “The festival usually would create buzz around a film in part because of the live event of a screening, hearing a crowd react to something, and seeing a Q A. And the kind of word-of-mouth in that very specific environment is something you can t replicate online. For certain films, it s just not going to have the same kind of impact.”At the same time, he sees online festivals as an opportunity for critics to jump on coverage for smaller movies that may have otherwise fallen under the radar at a major festival. “If you re a journalist and you re interested in writing about a movie that was supposed to have a premiere, that coverage has so much more currency than it used to,” Kohn says. “It s actually a real opportunity for people who are looking to cover films.”As President of the Chicago Film Critics Association, Tallerico has first-hand experience of making the call to cancel or delay a festival. “I actually produce a film festival in Chicago called the Chicago Critics Film Festival every May, and [this year] we had to pull the plug, of course,” Tallerico says. “Festivals feed the industry, they feed both industries, the film industry and the journalism industry. It definitely hurts that they re gone.”Today s production shutdowns will impact tomorrow s opportunities for critics and writersWhile film releases have been delayed theatrically or pushed to VOD, the television industry continues to churn out content at the moment. Physical production is universally halted, but episodes and/or seasons produced in advance of COVID-19–related shutdowns are rolling out on broadcast and streaming platforms. (Post-production continues remotely in many cases.)Several editors told us that critics well-versed in film coverage should attempt to exercise their TV-reviewing muscles for the time being. But even the TV and streaming content will slow down at some point.In addition to being an editor at RogerEbert.com, Tallerico freelances and is well-versed in television coverage. He predicts that, come summertime, the content drought will be even more deeply felt. “I think places like Netflix and Hulu and all them are going to empty the hopper and then have nothing to put in there because nothing has been produced,” Tallerico says.In short, some critics anticipate dry spells in content, depending upon how long the need for social distancing persists.Production for The CW s Riverdale was shut down in March after a crew member tested positive for the virus. Later that month, several major networks and upcoming blockbusters also halted production. (Photo by Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2020)Jean Bentley is a freelance television reporter for The Hollywood Reporter and InStyle, and former Assistant TV Editor for Rotten Tomatoes. According to Bentley, it’s “business as usual” for television reporters and critics – right now. “I have not really been impacted as much as reporters who cover film because all of those theatrical releases that have been pushed has not happened with TV,” she says.However, she predicts that, when things go back to normal, production scheduling will present major challenges to creatives who may newly be double-booked.“If someone was supposed to be shooting something now and then, say, production resumes in three months – they were already supposed to be doing something else, so now there s a conflict there that they didn t have before,” Bentley says. “I think it s going to result in more [shows] being canceled or just not picked up. Pilot season essentially got canceled and it doesn t seem like a smart proposition to me personally to do it at all, to be quite honest.”Rolling Stone’s Fear foresees similar challenges for film scheduling, as films whose production was shut down will not be finished in time for their original release deadlines. “There are going to be a bunch of holes that are going to be filled, too, because a film that was supposed to be done with its post-production in April, and then be ready for an August or November or a February slot, is not done,” Fear says.The challenge of tone when circumstances keep changingThere are also more nuanced adjustments required during a global pandemic. It’s not only that schedules are in flux and content is unpredictable, both of which impact print publications acutely because of the rigidness of press deadlines. But there’s also an interpersonal and emotional awareness of the ways that people are coping with the new “normal” in the wake of COVID-19, shelter-in-place, and stay-at-home orders.Bilge Ebiri is a movie critic at Vulture. In addition to producing online content, from reviews to feature stories and essays, Ebiri is involved in the print production for New York Magazine, which operates vulture.com. He spoke to the challenges of preparing print content weeks in advance, when global circumstances are changing by the day.“If you re doing it for online, that s one thing, but a lot of what I try to do is work with the print issue,” Ebiri says. “There is this question, when you re in a situation where every day is worse than the previous day: Where are we going to be two weeks from now? Trying to imagine what life is going to be like two weeks from now is already daunting…. If we have some kind of fun, frivolous, inane kind of thing to take people s minds off, in two weeks, this is going to look totally tone deaf.”Inkoo Kang, TV critic at The Hollywood Reporter, described a similar recognition when speaking of an article that she’d pitched before things really took a turn. “There was a review that I was passionate about, but also knew it was sort of this weird, more personal work – a trends piece, essentially, that I think was something that I knew was a little bit more on the frivolous side,” Kang says. “Then suddenly, it seems so incredibly stupid, because it just did not feel like it mattered, compared to everything else that was happening.”She adds: “It was just one of those things where, I don t know, 48 weeks out of the year, this could have been a viable thing to do a commentary piece about. Now people are dying, and the economy is in the toilet. It just did not feel like it mattered on any level.”
It: Chapter Two (2019) 62% In September of 2017, the Stephen King novel adaptation It debuted to widespread critical acclaim and a number of box office records, but as fans of the book already knew, it only told half of the story. In other words, a sequel covering the other half was inevitable, and now, two years later, that conclusion has arrived. It: Chapter Two catches up with the so-called Losers Club 27 years after the events of the first film; the kids have all grown-up and, with the exception of Mike (Isaiah Mustafa), left town to move on with their lives elsewhere. However, when children begin to go missing in Derry again, the gang reunites to end the evil for good. The sequel hasn t resonated with critics the way the first installment did, with several reviews calling out the heavy use of CGI, the hefty 169-minute runtime, and the lack of truly chilling moments among the film s shortcomings. But most still found it a worthy finale, thanks largely to its impeccable casting which includes Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, James McAvoy, Mustafa, Jay Ryan, and James Ransone, as well as the returning younger stars, and, of course, Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise and its efforts to recreate what made the source material so terrifying and surprisingly poignant. This one probably isn t going to break any records, but it should bring satisfying closure for most fans.
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6.67.0 8月喜迎Today s Ketchup brings you ten headlines from the world of film development news, covering titles such as Breaking Bad, The Color Purple, Paddington 3, and the Shrek reboot.This WEEK S TOP STORYJESSE PINKMAN WILL CONTINUE BREAKING BAD IN SEQUEL FILM(Photo by Lewis Jacobs/AMC)One of the recurring themes throughout 2018 has been about Emmy-winning TV dramas getting their own movies. The Downton Abbey movie is currently filming, and this week production began on the Deadwood movie, with pretty much the entire cast returning. (Farther down the road is The Many Saints of Newark, the prequel to HBO s The Sopranos, which was announced in March.) The Sopranos won an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, and Deadwood and Downton Abbey were both nominated in that category (and won in others). Breaking Bad also won in that category twice, and this week we learned that filming is about to begin on a movie that will be a direct sequel to the events of the series finale episode. Breaking Bad executive producer Vince Gilligan wrote the movie, which is listed as starting production in New Mexico in mid-November under the working title Greenbriar. Aaron Paul will be returning as Jesse Pinkman in the film, described as the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom. When we last saw Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, he had been kidnapped by a Neo-Nazi gang and had just begun his escape from them. It s not yet known if the Breaking Bad movie is being made to air on AMC, or if it will receive a theatrical release. It s also not known which other Breaking Bad cast members might return.Fresh Developments1. PADDINGTON 3 IN DEVELOPMENT Ryan FujitaniThe British family film sequel Paddington 2 has now been on video around the world since April, and it still maintains its Certified Fresh 100% Tomatometer score. (Paddington 2 was also a global box office phenomenon, earning 6 million from a budget of just million.) The next step in the Paddington franchise is therefore perhaps not surprising, but yes, Paddington 3 is now in early development. The director of the first two films, Paul King, is now attached to both a live-action Pinocchio movie for Disney and a Willy Wonka prequel for Warner Bros., both of which came to his door following his work on Paddington and Paddington 2. So it s looking like King will not return for Paddington 3, according to the franchise s producer David Heyman. Of course, plenty could still change, as Paddington 3 also doesn t have a screenplay yet. Ben Whishaw, the voice of Paddington, will next co-star as the adult Michael Banks in next month s Mary Poppins Returns (12/19/18).2. STEVEN SPIELBERG AND OPRAH WINFREY REMAKING THE COLOR PURPLE AS A MOVIE MUSICAL (Photo by Warner Bros. courtesy Everett Collection)Steven Spielberg is currently preparing his next film as director, which will be a remake of the 1961 movie musical classic West Side Story. As it turns out, however, West Side Story won t be the only musical remake on his agenda, as he and Oprah Winfrey are reuniting on another. In 1985, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, and Oprah Winfrey co-starred in The Color Purple (Fresh at 85%), based on the novel by Alice Walker, and it was nominated for 11 Academy Awards. Spielberg, Winfrey, and Quincy Jones are collaborating on a musical remake of The Color Purple at Warner Bros., the studio behind another recent musical remake, A Star is Born. A musical adaptation of The Color Purple opened on Broadway in 2005 and earned 11 Tony nominations, and this movie will likely be a fairly direct adaptation of that musical.3. DESPICABLE ME CREATORS NOW REBOOTING SHREK (AND PUSS IN BOOTS) (Photo by Paramount Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)When Universal Pictures acquired DreamWorks Animation in 2016, there was talk about the impact it would have on the Shrek franchise, but it wasn t until this week that we first heard post-merger what exactly would happen. Both Shrek and its spinoff Puss in Boots are now being rebooted by Chris Meledandri, the producer behind such Illumination Entertainment films as Despicable Me, Sing, and The Secret Life of Pets. Although it s being called a Shrek reboot, Melelandri reportedly wants to keep the franchise s voice cast in place, including Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Antonio Banderas (though Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow weren t mentioned). Meledandri s next animated films will all be sequels: The Secret Life of Pets 2 (6/7/2019), Minions 2 (7/3/2020), and Sing 2 (12/25/2020), so the earliest we can probably expect the next Shrek movie would be sometime in 2021.4. ORIGINAL SUPER MARIO BROS CREATOR TO GUIDE THE 2022 ANIMATED MOVIE(Photo by Buena Vista Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)In addition to their aforementioned plans for rebooting Shrek, Universal Pictures also has high hopes for Super Mario Bros, an animated adaptation of the popular Nintendo game franchise. Video game adaptations are one of the areas where movies are most consistently Rotten Ideas, but every once in a while, we see a project that has enough promise to finally turn the Rotten trend around. Talking to Variety this week, Illumination s Chris Meledandri revealed that he is working closely with Super Mario Bros producer Shigeru Miyamoto on the Super Mario Bros movie planned for release in 2022. Although many video game adaptations obviously are produced in tandem with the the video game companies themselves, Miyamoto s connection with Super Mario Bros runs all the way back, and suggests a promise of a more faithful adaptation than the live-action 1993 movie starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo.5. 1960s ANIMATED ADVENTURE JONNY QUEST GETTING LIVE ACTION REBOOT (Photo by Hanna-Barbera courtesy Everett Collection)In the last few years, we ve seen repeated instances of directors of popular animated movies inheriting ambitious live-action films. For example, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Phil Lord and Chris Miller were given the reins to the 21 Jump Street franchise, and The Incredibles Brad Bird tackled Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. Warner Bros. is keeping one of their animated hits more in house this week with the news that they have recruited director Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie) to work on their long-in-development adaptation of Jonny Quest. To give you an idea of exactly how long Jonny Quest has been in development, consider that there was a point where the star of Jonny Quest at one point was nearly Zac Efron (who is now 31 years old). Like many other long-in-development projects, the roots of Jonny Quest are very, very old, as the original animated TV series ran from 1964 to 1974. The show is so old, in fact, that viewers of a certain age might be more familiar with Venture Bros, the animated show that spoofed Jonny Quest, than they are with the original show itself. Warner Bros. reportedly is now looking for a major action movie star (someone like Vin Diesel or Dwayne Johnson) to play Race Bannon, Jonny s secret-agent-turned-bodyguard.6. FINN AND SHURI TO STAR IN SCI-FI LOVE STORY HOLD BACK THE STARS(Photo by Priscilla Grant, Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)If we spin back the clock about a year, few people outside of Marvel fans awaiting Black Panther were familiar with Letitia Wright. That, however, was before her role as T Challa s sister Shuri first in Black Panther and then Avengers: Infinity War established her as one of the year s brightest breakout stars. The Guyanese-born British actress is now preparing to make a transition beyond Marvel with news this week of two promising projects. The first film we heard about is a remake of the 2017 French dramedy Le Brio, in which Wright will be joined by singer-turned-actor John Legend. Wright will play an immigrant woman from an underprivileged neighborhood , and Legend will play a brilliant but prejudiced professor who is forced to coach her for an annual speech contest. Letitia Wright will also team up with Star Wars: The Last Jedi star John Boyega in a sci-fi love story called Hold Back the Stars. Their characters will revisit memories of their love affair on a utopian Earth while they are trapped in the vast void of space with only 90 minutes of oxygen. 7. SPIKE LEE ADAPTING ONE-MAN-STAGE SHOW FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW (Photo by Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)There s no shortage of historically significant figures who either have never had a movie made about them or could use a fresh update. Underground Railroad leader Harriet Tubman was one example, but she s getting her own movie starring Tony winner Cynthia Erivo. Another African American leader who we don t know from the movies is Frederick Douglass. Following the success this summer of his BlackKklansman, director Spike Lee is now preparing to adapt the one-man stage show Frederick Douglass Now, which will mark his third adaptation of a stage show by his Do the Right Thing star Roger Guenveur Smith. Netflix picked up Lee s Rodney King, adapted from Guenveur Smith s show, but it s unclear where Frederick Douglass Now might end up, as Douglass himself obviously has a potentially wider appeal as a historical figure deserving of a major motion picture.8. ROCK HUDSON BIOPIC IN THE WORKS AT UNIVERSAL The Queen rock biopic Bohemian Rhapsody just opened last week, and although we can argue about how the film addressed Freddie Mercury s death, the AIDS epidemic does loom large over Mercury s death and legacy. Another entertainment icon who struggled with AIDS in the 1980s was movie star Rock Hudson, who for much of his career was much more closeted than Mercury. Universal Pictures is now preparing to adapt Hudson s life story as a major motion picture with the news this week that the studio has optioned the book All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson by Mark Griffin. The plan at Universal is for the untitled Rock Hudson biopic to be directed by Greg Berlanti, who this year is coming off the gay coming-of-age drama Love Simon. Berlanti has also worked extensively on DC Comics TV shows like Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Titans.9. WILL FERRELL, PRINCE OF FASHION, AND FORCE MAJEURE (Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)Will Ferrell is preparing for the release of his latest comedy with John C. Reilly, which is their take on Sherlock Holmes called Holmes Watson. As sometimes happens, Ferrell was featured in not one news story, but two separate projects. The first one we heard about is Downhill, which will be a remake of the Swedish film Force Majeure. Will Ferrell s co-star will be Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and their directors will be Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (cowriters of The Descendants, and you may also know Rash as Dean Pelton from Community). Ferrell and Louis-Dreyfuss will play a married couple whose narrow survival of an avalanche forces them to re-evaluate their relationship. Will Ferrell will also team up with director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, My Own Private Idaho) for an adaptation of a GQ article called My Son, The Prince of Fashion, in which he will play a reporter who travels to Paris and discovers just how much his 13-year-old son loves the world of fashion.
(Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)To know the works of Julian Fellowes, such as Gosford Park and Downton Abbey, is to believe that the worst thing that could happen to British aristocratic society of a certain era is a bored rich woman.Enter Susan Trenchard of the new Epix miniseries, Belgravia. Played by Alice Eve in Fellowes’ adaptation of his own novel, Susan is a ladder-climber who is able to suss out a situation with a twitching cat-like eye for how it will best benefit her. Married to the entitled and uninspiring Oliver Trenchard (Richard Goulding), Susan yearns for any kind of excitement or purpose and considers any slight – such as her mother-in-law Anne (Tamsin Greig) neglecting to make her a plus-one at the afternoon tea hosted by a lady of higher standing – to be the utmost form of disrespect.Her role in the lavish period-set series is a different sort for Eve, who is perhaps better known to U.S. audiences for Starter for 10, Men in Black III, Star Trek Into Darkness, and, most recently, Bombshell.Ahead of Belgravia’s premiere this Sunday on Epix, we chatted with the UK-based Eve about playing Susan and what programs she watches when she’s not causing trouble in 19th-century London.(Photo by Channel 4)What are you watching?So, you know this is a rocky time. I find that, to go to sleep, one likes to be soothed. And, fittingly or not, I find myself being soothed by two shows. One is The Windsors (pictured) on Netflix [in the U.S.] and the other is Upstart Crow, which is also on Netflix [in the U.S.]. They’re both highly British comedy spoof shows.(Photo by BBC / Courtesy: Everett Collection)What is on your DVR?I don t have a DVR. I have like Apple TV, Netflix, and kind of BBC … But the shows that I buy and have always bought include Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Fawlty Towers.(Photo by Amazon)What is in your streaming queue? I’m certainly a fan of Maisel, which is over on Amazon. I have to say, in terms of my viewing habits, I’m much more in tune with the Criterion Collection on iTunes and purchase Ingmar Bergman movies, so I don’t really spend too much time on repeating shows. But I do still enjoy Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee [on Netflix]. When it comes to shows, I like to lighten my tone. With movies, I like to be quite serious.(Photo by HBO)What is coming soon that you can’t wait to see? I was enjoying that Al Pacino show that he did on Amazon, Hunters. I’m really looking forward to my friend Zoe Kazan’s new HBO show, The Plot Against America, when it comes here.(Photo by Carnival Films)Whitney Friedlander for Rotten Tomatoes: How did you get cast in this project and were you a big fan of Julian Fellowes’ work before this?I got a letter from the producers and they said, Would you like to do it? That was it.I was a big fan of Gosford Park, so I knew Julian from his work on that. And when I read the book for this, Belgravia, when they offered it to me, I then was able to sit down and really enjoy Downton and enjoy the comfort that it gives as a show.So much of how you play Susan is in subtlety, like the way she scans a room at a party or makes a silent commentary about her in-laws. How did you decide how to do this?That s definitely an outside-in thing, and I definitely inhabited Susan from the inside-out. And I think that s just how she manifested. The thing about the 19th century was [that] everything was observed so intricately. Every movement and every glance and every gesture was meant so much was so loaded; for example, the etiquette teacher explained to us that when we were having dinner, you couldn t touch your hair, you couldn t touch your face, you couldn t do something with your napkin, you couldn t lift your forks too high or your knife too high, you couldn t put your elbow on the table because everything, kind of, was mannered and was a way of expressing something. And so there was very limited movement, and there was very limited gesture. So she kind of found her personality, I guess, as you noticed, in like a smaller space.(Photo by Carnival Films)How much of these mannerisms did you know already? Americans always think that all British people know these etiquette guidelines.Well, I think some of it is intrinsic. I think there is definitely like a cultural understanding of the history and the history of repression and the history of expression. And then I think a lot is learned. I mean, I really enjoyed exploring.I went to Oxford, but certainly people who go to RADA — to the Royal Academy — to study drama, they re really good. They go through like a course in what sound was like and of course in walking … and so there is a way to study it. But I learned it through the etiquette teachers and through reading.How much did you know about this time in British history anyway?I read a lot around it when I started the job, but also in my course at Oxford, we did from 1832 to the present day, which was modern literature. And so that s Queen Victoria s realm. She came to the throne in 1832 … so I certainly had an idea of her influence on literature of the time and the [Alfred] Tennyson, the [Robert] Browning the heavy, kind of elegiac. I had an understanding of the Gothic nature of the architecture, but, I think in terms of society, I learned that since I got the job.(Photo by Carnival Films)Susan has more depth than her meddling ways; for instance, she and Oliver don’t have children. She tells her mother-in-law at one point that she does want them. Is she lying? It’s hard to know if we want to trust her.I certainly trusted her when I played her, but I think that she wants a child. You could maybe judge her motivations for wanting a child, but I think she does want one. I think maybe she is bored. And I think that there s very little to do for her, because she s not allowed to integrate into society and, therefore, kind of conduct relationships. And she can t go anywhere without her husband, so she doesn t have entertainment.As Julian said, himself, to me, the only ways for women at the time to divert themselves were society and children. So, she had sort of access to neither, but I also think her biological clock was kind of ticking.(Photo by Epix/Carnival Films)Much like with Downton, a lot of what happens on Belgravia involves how much the elite can trust their support staff — even when it comes to getting dressed or undressed.This was a long conversation that we had running through the whole of the show: the reality of a woman getting dressed on her own … I mean, they couldn t use the restroom on their own. It was Selfridges, the department store, that had the first female restroom [around when] clothes started to change. Because you would need assistance to even pee. So, it’s a big one.I know you’ve appeared in a few adaptations like the Amazon miniseries Ordeal by Innocence, which is based on the Agatha Christie story. But you haven’t done a ton of period work on screen. Would you like to do more?Yes, it’s thrilling. I mean, the thrilling part of doing this was playing a character so kind of complex and well-imagined by Julian. I don t want to do roles for the sake of them … usually, I just want to play roles that give the woman her do and where her complexities and all her motivations are taken into account. Wherever that comes, I m thrilled to be able to take that on.Belgravia premieres on Sunday, April 12 at 9/8C on Epix.
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亚博官方登陆 (Photo by Warner Bros./ courtesy Everett Collection)All 46 Movies That Made Over A Billion Dollars, Ranked by TomatometerWe heard it in a Hollywood movie once: A million dollars isn t cool. You know what s cool? A billion dollars. And in this town, it s true. A movie making that minimum seven figures isn t cool, it s a box office bomb. But 10 figures? Now we re talking. Cracking a billion dollars globally requires a mighty recipe of the hottest stars, the shiniest filmmaking technology, and an engaging plot with twists and turns that never becomes super-duper complicated. And, of course, you ll need an audience willing to turn out in droves the world over, from America to Lebanon to Zambia.Now we ve compiled all of the movies that have achieved just that and ranked them by Tomatometer. It s a compelling window into our era of blockbusters and inflation. The Transformers and Pirates of the Caribbean series each have multiple entries, in the years before the franchises were run into the ground. Alice in Wonderland showed the way for Disney and these newfangled live-action remakes. The last Lord of the Rings was rewarded by fans with the highest gross of the trilogy, goodwill that transferred into The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and then evaporated after that. The presence of the Jurassic and Star Wars movies, along with Skyfall, shows you can still wring plenty of money out of long-in-the-tooth franchise.Then there s the superheroes. The Dark Knight movies officially ushered in the era of big business for those who take their comic-book moviemaking seriously. Marvel took a lighter step, focusing on interconnected stories that create serious FOMO for those who skip the multiplex line, in movies like Avengers, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, and Black Panther.And now as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker forces itself into the mix, we re ranking every movie that reached billion by Tomatometer ! And if you want to go more in-depth, check out our article on The 50 Highest-Grossing Movies Ever, which includes some of those lesser specimens that couldn t quite break a billion.
Disney is all in with the live-action reimagining of their animated classics. Never mind that the last two have had Rotten Tomatometer scores; these things keep making hundreds of millions of dollars. The latest is The Lion King, and it’s one of the most anticipated movies and most pre-sold releases of the year. Fortunately for the fans, critics are mostly positive on this one so far. The effects and voice performances are all stunning, according to reactions out of this week’s premiere, and while it’s not a necessary redo, it’s definitely worth seeing.Here’s what critics are saying about The Lion King on social media:Is this one of the good live-action Disney remakes?Whatever your feelings on Disney remakes, this one will blow you away. Jenna Busch, Legion of LeiaIt’s easily the best of Disney’s remakes. Laura Prudom, IGN MoviesLoved loved loved The Lion King. Drew Taylor, MoviefoneBetter than I thought it’d be! Ben Pearson, SlashfilmBut is it necessary?It’s a good Disney remake, but was it necessary? Maybe not, but it’s enjoyable. Peter Sciretta, SlashfilmDid we need a live-action version of The Lion King? Maybe not… but this version is beautifully crafted by Jon Favreau…gives me all the feels on being back on Pride Rock. Kit Bowen, We Live EntertainmentWhile it s a story you know, it s soooooo well done. Steve Weintraub, ColliderThe Lion King will be a touching introduction to a timeless story for a new generation, but I’d never rewatch it over the original. Laura Prudom, IGN MoviesRyan FujitaniSo we ll like it if we like the original?Really, if you’re hoping this will be a near-exact adaptation of the animated movie with some absolutely jaw-dropping visual effects, you’ll get what you’re looking for. Terri Schwartz, IGN MoviesThe Lion King is a wonderful adaptation of an iconic classic. It has a few small changes which enhance what was already great and everything else is right on point. Germain Lussier, io9The Lion King does a really excellent job of honoring the original movie but also adds touches for this modern version. Those touches are a lot of fun and totally welcome. Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comI still really miss the exaggerated emotions of the characters from the original, but you get occasional flashes in this. Ben Pearson, SlashfilmThe Lion King is exactly as advertised: a beat-for-beat remake of the original… it’s more nostalgic rehash than fresh reimagining. Angie Han, MashableNostalgia hits HARD with The Lion King. It’s wonderful to see the story again on the big screen presented in a different way. The cast is amazing and to hear James Earl Jones as Mufasa again put a huge smile on my face. Oh yea, that stampede scene still gets me. Wendy Lee Szany, Schmoes KnowThe Lion King has always been my favorite Disney animated movie and this new rendition is a beautiful reminder why. Happy to welcome back familiar chills, emotions and tears. Perri Nemiroff, ColliderHow is Beyoncé?Beyoncé is good in The Lion King — really good! Nala’s role is indeed bigger, and Bey suits it perfectly. There’s a moment when she tells Simba he’s ‘disappointed’ her, and reader, the way Bey bit the ’t’ in that word chilled me and thrilled me. Adam B. Vary, BuzzFeed NewsBeyoncé is a spirited Nala. Angie Han, MashableBeyoncé and Donald Glover are fine if underused. Terri Schwartz, IGN Movies(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)How about the comic relief?Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumbaa stole the show and made me laugh so hard I almost cried. Shannon McGrew, Nightmarish ConjuringsTimon and Pumbaa steal the show. Chris E. Hayner, Hollywood ReporterTimon and Pumbaa are everything. Perri Nemiroff, ColliderThe vocal performances are largely good enough to make up for the rest [of the criticisms]. Eichner and Rogen steal the movie. Ben Pearson, SlashfilmJohn Oliver is an ideal Zazu. Angie Han, MashableAre there any other standouts?Chiwetel Ejiofor is brilliant as Scar! Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comIf you thought [Florence] Kasumba stole that scene in Civil War, just wait. In a movie full of great performances, she was the stand out. Daniel Radford, Screen JunkiesYoung Simba JD McCrary stole the goddamn show. He’s so charming and brings great energy to, again, the cutest goddamn baby Simba you can hope for. Terri Schwartz, IGN Movies(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)How are the visual effects?It’s the most beautiful effects movie I’ve seen. Like next level, the game has changed kind of thing. Mike Ryan, UproxxThe Lion King is a landmark *visual* experience. I’ve never seen anything like it, and I think it’s going to change how we look at movies forever. Adam B. Vary, BuzzFeed NewsThe attention to detail by Jon Favreau and the VFX team on The Lion King is just incredible. Beyond incredible. It looks so real so often. Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comVisually, it’s stunning an unparalleled technical achievement that’s like watching a nature documentary. Laura Prudom, NerdistIt’s a visual masterpiece that will leave you smiling and crying the whole time. Beatrice Verhoeven, The WrapA breathtaking visual cinematic achievement. I can’t believe this is a CG animated movie. Peter Sciretta, SlashfilmMy fear was realistic animals wouldn’t have the charisma of the cartoon, but they’re very good. Chris E. Hayner, Hollywood ReporterThe Lion King does illustrate the limitations of projecting human emotions onto photorealistic animals that can t convey human expression. Alisha Grauso, Film School RejectsThe CG can be slightly distracting at times but the emotion quickly covers that. Germain Lussier, io9How is the soundtrack?The Lion King might be the first animated movie to win the same Oscar twice. Jim Vejvoda, IGN MoviesThe Lion King’s story and music are great because they’re the same, and the few minor updates are all smart and well-placed. And unlike Beauty and the Beast, they cast people who can sing without auto tune. Laura Prudom, NerdistFor the first time in maybe my entire life as the movie started I got really emotional. Just hearing the music wrecked me. Steve Weintraub, ColliderSome of the song/choreo arrangements don’t work as well as the original but still a really fun flick. Chris E. Hayner, Hollywood Reporter(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)Are there any problems?As an *emotional* experience…I’ll put it this way: It turns out lions can’t really emote. Adam B. Vary, BuzzFeed NewsThe hyper realism wasn’t a problem for me at all, the characters were still expressive, but your mileage may vary. Danielle Radford, Screen JunkiesAre audiences going to respond to this?Families are gonna love it. Peter Sciretta, SlashfilmNot sure I ve ever heard as much clapping during a movie as I did tonight at The Lion King. Was like being at a rock concert. Movie is going to make so much money. Steve Weintraub, ColliderThe Lion King opens everywhere on July 19. Studio Ghibli is arguably the most recognizable and beloved animated studio outside of Disney/Pixar, one that has proven time and time again that animation is more than just entertainment aimed at kids thanks to critically acclaimed movies that challenge what you can do in the medium. So it s easy to understand, then, that the moment one of the studio s main directors, Hayao Miyazaki decided to retire (the first time), fans around the world began searching for a successor. Rather than a studio, could it be an auteur like Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Mirai) or Makoto Shinkai (Your Name, Weathering with You)? Would it be a studio founded by former Ghibli employees like Studio Ponoc, makers of 2018 s Mary and the Witch s Flower?It might, in fact, be none of the above. In truth, the animation studio that best captures the magic of Studio Ghibli and the themes they explore, all while carving out an identity and space in the industry of its own, is Cartoon Saloon. The Irish studio founded in 1999 has earned Academy Awards nominations for every single feature film it s produced, and all of them are Certified Fresh at 90% or above on the Tomatometer. Its latest offering, Wolfwalkers, is being called the best animated film of the year by several critics, and it demonstrates why Cartoon Saloon s unique blend of traditional animation and folklore make it the true successor to Studio Ghibli.Their Films Deal with Folklore and Myth(Photo by ©Apple TV+)You don t need to be familiar with yōkai or kodama to appreciate Princess Mononoke, and you certainly don t need to know what a tanuki is in order to enjoy Pom Poko, but with both, you certainly do get the feeling that you re watching a movie that s deeply rooted in Japanese culture. Hayao Miyazaki and the people at Studio Ghibli don t really adapt specific folktales the way Disney does, but they add creatures and beliefs as flavor to deepen the story and the cultural context. My Neighbor Totoro s titular character may not be based on any specific creature of lore, but he is still instantly recognizable as an uniquely Japanese being.The movies of Cartoon Saloon aren t direct adaptations of any particular tales either, but they incorporate folkloric creatures and beliefs. Wolfwalkers takes its central concept from old myths about natives of the Kilkenny region in Ireland being able to transform into wolves while their bodies lie in a sort of trance, while Song of the Sea is about selkies, or humans that could transform into seals. These two movies, as well as the studio s feature debut The Secret of Kells, make up an unofficial trilogy about Irish folklore, using legends and myths to tell fantastical stories about the conflict that arises when belief and tradition are threatened or abandoned.Even if The Secret of Kells and Wolfwalkers are period pieces steeped in important moments of Irish history, there is a universality to their stories. You don t need to know about Oliver Cromwell s conquest of Ireland to understand Wolfwalkers central conflict and how it affects its main character s relationship with her father — who works for Cromwell himself. But it does add some context that grounds the film in a real place and a real moment in time.They Explore Humanity s Relationship with Nature(Photo by Cartoon Saloon)As evident even in their earliest films, a big part of Ghibli movies is the focus on humanity s fragile relationship with the environment and the struggle between nature and industrial progress. Miyazaki s films in particular often explore how technology causes people to drift away from their cultural traditions while factories damage the land they live on. Perhaps the most obvious example of this is Princess Mononoke, a movie all about nature fighting back when humans start burning down forests to expand their towns and their industry.Song of the Sea is partially about a Celtic goddess who threatens to destroy the world, but director Tomm Moore uses that as a starting point to tell a story about what happens when people begin to lose their cultural identity. Like many a Miyazaki film, Song of the Sea depicts the city as an oppressive, dirty place that drowns the freedom of the country and its children as the ones who are best suited carry on the country s cultural heritage while the city s inhabitants forget about it.Wolfwalkers definitely takes some pointers from Princess Mononoke in its central conflict — a group of humans who set out to kill every wolf in the nearby woods — except the nature vs. industry conflict is used as an allegory for the Cromwellian ideal of taming the wild Irish lands and burning down traditions to replace them with English principles. As with Song of the Sea, the distinction between the city and the country informs the visual style as well. Kilkenny and its walls are drawn with geometric rigidity, and it almost resembles a prison as it looms in the background — just like the city cars in Song of the Sea, which only serve to spew black smoke and narrowly avoid hitting innocent children. Meanwhile, the art style of the woods, trees, and wolf of the forest are more sketched-out, with traditional Celtic spiral pattens to show the wolves haven t been tamed, for they represent the real cultural Ireland.Their Visual Styles are Exquisite and Unique(Photo by ©Apple TV+)As a studio grows and its films become more popular, a visual style is bound to emerge. Anyone can recognize Disney s particular trademarks, just as all of Pixar films take on a similar visual language. Studio Ghibli s films are instantly recognizable too, and yet they all feel and look incredibly different from each other. This balance between versatility and recognizability is the key to Cartoon Saloon.The Irish studio s unique visual style appears in every one of their movies, which feel like they belong in a strange sort of multiverse. At a time when CG animation is everywhere, Cartoon Saloon s style feels defiant and stunning, but each of their films feels distinct from one another, as they try to capture the aesthetic of their subject matter. The Secret of Kells feels like an illustrated picture book to mimic the illuminated Christian tome that gives it its name, whereas The Breadwinner looks and feels distinctly like Afghan art, and Wolfwalkers pays homage to the wood-cut illustrations of the 1600s. By now, you know how to recognize a Cartoon Saloon film, but they always manage to offer some surprises, too.They Aren t Afraid of the Dark(Photo by ©Apple TV+)Though animation has a bit of a reputation for being kids entertainment in the West, Studio Ghibli is a perfect example of why this is entirely untrue. Not only do their more kid-friendly movies like Kiki s Delivery Service tackle deeper and darker subjects like depression, but no one would dare call Grave of the Fireflies — a movie about two kids trying to survive in Japan during WWII — a kids movie.Similarly, Cartoon Saloon s movies are certainly entertainment made for broader audiences, but they also often go to darker places. The studio s debut film, The Secret of Kells deals with an incoming Viking invasion, and Song of the Sea s main theme is grief and loss, but they are still stories being told through the eyes of kids. The protagonist of Wolfwalkers is literally hunted by her father at one point, but it s The Breadwinner, the studio s third feature, that best exemplifies their diversity in storytelling. The film follows a young Afghan girl posing as a boy to help her family survive after her father is imprisoned as a dissident by the ruling Taliban. This film is clearly aimed at a slightly older audience — hence its PG-13 rating — as it explores a more mature subject matter in its war-torn world, and even the colors are more naturalistic compared to the rest of the studio s filmography.They Entrust the Future to Children(Photo by ©Apple TV+)It s not only that Cartoon Saloon s movies can get dark, it s that the worlds of the films feel like they re approaching a cataclysmic ending, even as they somehow remain optimistic about the future.A village is threatened by Vikings coming to destroy it; a little girl is engulfed in a war; a sea deity wants to turn the world to stone; the new people in charge want to burn the forest down. There s a sense of urgency and doom looming large over each of Cartoon Saloon s feature films, brought upon by the hubris of man — a theme the studio shares with Ghibli. Hayao Miyazaki s movies in particular often deal with the error of trusting mankind to treat the world with respect. And yet, both studios seem to deeply trust their young protagonists and believe that children are the ones who will save the Earth. Parvana faces horrible, horrible things in The Breadwinner, but in her own small way, she wins in the end. War and evil will continue and people will still reject wolves and nature, but at least the children will be all right and grow up to do incredible things, hopefully with the lessons they ve learned throughout their journeys in both Studio Ghibli s and Cartoon Saloon s films firmly rooted in their hearts.Wolfwalkers debuted on November 13, 2020 and is currently available to stream on Apple TV+.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
When Mike Flanagan dropped his television adaptation of Shirley Jackson s The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix in 2018, the horror series became a hit for the streamer.Telling the story of the traumatized Crain family — played by Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Timothy Hutton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Victoria Pedretti, Kate Siegel, Elizabeth Reaser, and Michiel Huisman — the show explored the impact of trauma and grief as each family member evolved over the years. And as they returned to their childhood home to face the ghosts of their past and the demons of their present, The Haunting of Hill House, Certified Fresh with a 93% Tomatometer score on 96 reviews, impressed critics and horror fans alike.It s been two years, and Flanagan has returned with most of his crew for The Haunting of Bly Manor. The new installment in the Haunting anthology franchise also features newcomers, including Amelia Eve, T Nia Miller, Rahul Kholi, Tahirah Sharif, Amelie Bea Smith, and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth. This new series story adapts Henry James gothic novella The Turn of the Screw, an 1898 ghost story that follows a young governess who watches over an orphaned brother and sister at the haunted Bly Manor in Essex, England. The majority of Flanagan s story takes place in 1987, but still explores issues of love, loss, and the soul-stirring grief that follows.But how will the season s core group of friends — or, its chosen family, — chart a new narrative course for the anthology? And what s with those dolls? The cast behind season 2 of Netflix s hit horror-drama spoke with Rotten Tomatoes recently and teased a handful of ghostly goodies. 1. It s About Ghosts, New Connections, and Escaping the Past(Photo by EIKE SCHROTER/NETFLIX © 2020)In The Turn of the Screw, a young governess looks after two troubled kids. The Haunting of Bly Manor tells the story of au pair Dani Clayton (Pedretti), who arrives at the manor excited to take on this new job and hoping to start a new life. Dani first found herself just being born and brought up in a place where she doesn t really fit in where she can t be fully herself, Pedretti explains. And so she escapes that environment seeking something for herself, seeking real fulfillment. She shows up, and meets these two children that have been abandoned after dealing with incredibly traumatizing and stressful experiences. Trauma can act as a ghost in art and life, and Dani s arrival to Bly Manor doesn t help her run from her past — instead, it forces her to face her demons head-on.2. There s a Soul Family At Its Center(Photo by EIKE SCHROTER/NETFLIX © 2020)Bly Manor s central family will look a bit different from its predecessor s. In Flanagan s Hill House, we saw trauma slowly fracture what was once a strong family unit; the new series flips the script a bit and shows how similar wounds can connect people from different walks of life in an unlikely community. These people, they ve all had traumatic experiences with their blood family, or they don t have any family, Miller, who plays Bly Manor s housekeeper Hannah Grose, explains. Actually, the love there is true, it s real, and it s their soul family. And sometimes soul families in real life, modern life, actually carry us through far more than our biol
亚博官方登陆 This week in TV news includes an update on The Office s streaming home, the latest big video game TV adaptation, some San Diego Comic-Con plans, Lena Headey s post-Game of Thrones TV plans, and more.TOP STORYThe Office Is Leaving Netflix(Photo by NBC)Say goodbye to your Netflix Office binges, because The Office will soon have a new streaming home. The NBC sitcom isn’t leaving the internet for good, it’ll just be moving to NBCUniversal’s own, yet-to-be-launched streaming service in 2021. That means you have around 18 months left to binge the series on Netflix to your heart’s content.The Office was streamed for more than 52 billion minutes in 2018, and in April 2019, it was viewed nearly twice as much as the next-viewed program on subscription video on demand services.“The Office has become a staple of pop-culture and is a rare gem whose relevance continues to grow at a time when fans have more entertainment choices than ever before,” said Bonnie Hammer, Chairman of NBCUniversal Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises, in a statement announcing the news. “We can’t wait to welcome the gang from Dunder Mifflin to NBCUniversal’s new streaming service.”Final Fantasy Is Headed to TVAnother major video game is getting a TV adaptation: Final Fantasy is coming to the small screen via the production company responsible for Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of The Witcher, Deadline reports. The project will be written by Ben Lusting and Jake Thornton, and “will tell an original story set in the fantastic world of Eorzea, based on Final Fantasy XIV, the franchise’s blockbuster online role-playing game. …Inspired directly by the world and characters of the title’s fourteenth installment, the project will explore the struggle between magic and technology in a quest to bring peace to a land in conflict. Filled with iconic hallmarks of the title’s revered mythology – magitek and beastmen, airships and chocobos – the forthcoming series will feature a mixture of new and familiar faces. Those will include the live-action debut of Cid – one of the games’ central and most beloved characters who has appeared in almost every installment of the franchise to date.”San Diego Comic-Con TV Plans (So Far)The major series headed to San Diego for splashy Comic-Con panels include a goodbye to Game of Thrones, the first look at His Dark Materials, Supernatural s farewell to Hall H, Warner Bros. DC TV shows (Batwoman and the rest of the Arrowverse, plus Batman prequel Pennyworth), the new Veronica Mars, Archer, What We Do in the Shadows, and activations for HBO s Watchmen and Amazon Prime Video s Carnival Row, The Boys, and The Expanse. That s as of June 27. The annual convention takes place from July 17 to 21, and the full schedule will be listed here.Game of Thrones ReturnsDust off a very large space on your bookshelf for the ultimate Game of Thrones box set — which could only be improved with a ticket for an all-expenses paid trip to a Westworld-like Westeros experience. Limited edition Blu-ray set Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection will be available on December 3, and features a wooden shadow box illustrated by Robert Ball, along with a two-part reunion special with the cast hosted by Conan O’Brien. Other bonus content includes deleted and extended scenes, animated histories, behind-the-scenes featurettes, audio commentaries, and the documentary Game of Thrones: The Last Watch.The Black Panther–Star Wars Crossover of Your Dreams(Photo by Marvel; David James/Lucasfilm Ltd.)Black Panther star Letitia Wright and Star Wars’ John Boyega lead the all-star cast of Steve McQueen’s upcoming anthology series Small Axe, which is currently filming in London. According to Variety, the series will air in Britain on the BBC and the U.S. on Amazon Prime Video, and follows the West Indian community in London from the late 1960s through the early 1980s. The six-episode series will tell five different stories. Malachi Kirby, Shaun Parkes, Rochenda Sandall, Alex Jennings, and Jack Lowden also star.Star Trek: Picard Has an Unlikely New BossPulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon will serve as the showrunner of the new CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard. The author, who won the Fiction award in 2001 for his novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier Clay, will run day-to-day production on the series alongside Akiva Goldsman and Alex Kurtzman.“Star Trek has been an important part of my way of thinking about the world, the future, human nature, storytelling and myself since I was ten years old,” Chabon, who was previously announced as a writer on the series, said in a statement announcing the news. “I come to work every day in a state of joy and awe at having been entrusted with the character and the world of Jean-Luc Picard, with this vibrant strand of the rich, intricate and complex tapestry that is Trek.”Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn Are Back(Photo by Amazon Prime Video)Former Project Runway gurus Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are headed back to TV for their new, globe-spanning fashion competition called Making the Cut. Hosted and produced by the two powerhouses, the Amazon Prime Video series will feature “12 entrepreneurs and designers from around the globe who are competing to take their fledgling brands to the next level in becoming the next big global phenomenon.” Looks from the series will be shoppable on Amazon, and the winner will take home a million investment in their brand. The first runway challenge filmed earlier this week in front of the Eiffel Tower, featuring judges and guest judges including Naomi Campbell, Nicole Richie, Carine Roitfeld, and Joseph Altazurra.WarnerMedia Streaming Service Orders New SeriesI m just going to leave this here https://t.co/3eylHKtbMt Emily St. J. Mandel (@EmilyMandel) June 26, 2019Maniac s Patrick Somerville will run two new series for the upcoming streaming series WarnerMedia: Made for Love and Station Eleven. The first series is based on the novel of the same name by Alissa Nutting, about a thirtysomething woman who leaves her ten-year marriage to an unstable tech billionaire and soon discovers he’s implanted a monitoring device in her brain that allows him to track, watch, and know her thoughts and feelings. S.J. Clarkson will serve as director and executive producer. The second is a “postapocalyptic saga spanning multiple timelines” following the survivors of a devastating flu, based on the book by Emily St. John Mandel. Atlanta’s Hiro Murai will serve as director and executive producer.Calling All Anglophiles(Photo by Acorn TV)British TV fans using Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Prime Video will be happy to know that Acorn TV is expanding its reach with a new Apple TV app, a premium subscriptions purchasing option on The Roku Channel, Android Smart TVs, and a new add-on availability through Amazon Prime Video in Canada (it was already available in the U.S.). The series brings British and international television series to North American fans, as well as original series including Agatha Raisin, London Kills (pictured), and Queens of Mystery.Casting News: Lena Headey’s Post-GoT Role, MoreLena Headey will star in a new pilot for Showtime called Rita, an adaptation of a Danish series about a “headstrong, unconventional teacher and single mother who takes on every kind of authority—as well as her family—in a messy and unfiltered way,” according to the official description.Ryan Murphy’s film adaptation of the Broadway musical The Prom for Netflix has already attracted an A-list cast, Deadline reports. Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key, and Andrew Rannells are set to star, and filming is scheduled to begin in December.Sigourney Weaver to voice The Myth-Speaker in #DarkCrystal Age Of Resistance! FIRST LOOK at 5 more just-announced actors/chars: Lena Headey as Maudra Fara, Benedict Wong as The General, Awkwafina as The Collector, Hannah John-Kamen as Naia Dave Goelz as Baffi (clockwise L to R) pic.twitter.com/esboAJnDsX See What s Next (@seewhatsnext) June 26, 2019The star-studded cast of Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is getting even more wattage with Lena Headey, Sigourney Weaver, Benedict Wong, Awkwafina, Hannah John-Kamen, and Dave Goelz as voices in the epic prequel series based on the cult-favorite 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal. The series premieres Aug. 30.The new stars of The L Word reboot Generation Q include Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jaqueline Toboni, and Rosanny Zayas, who join original stars and new series executive producers Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moenning, and Leisha Hailey in the drama, set to film in Los Angeles this summer and premiere this fall on Showtime.Showtime’s upcoming series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels has added Mad Men’s Michael Gladis as a series regular, and Lorena Izzo, Adam Rodriguez, Dominic Sherwood, Ethan Peck, and Thomas Kretschmann will recur.Development Update(Photo by Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)Short-form streaming service Quibi s newest star: Liam Hemsworth, who will head up an action thriller in which he plays Dodge Maynard, a man desperate to take care of his pregnant wife before a terminal illness can take his life. He accepts an offer to participate in a deadly game where he soon discovers that he s not the hunter but the prey. Also coming soon to the streaming service: a new series executive produced by Lorne Michaels and Seth Meyers from former SNL writer Paula Pell. Created by and starring Pell and John Lutz, Mapleworth Murders is a comedic crime procedural about a murder-mystery writer who solves homicides in her quaint hometown.Season 2 of the Facebook Watch series Sacred Lies, titled The Singing Bones, will star Juliette Lewis and Ryan Kwanten in a story inspired by the Brothers Grimm story The Singing Bone, and begins production in Vancouver in July.Paramount Network has ordered ten episodes of the drama series Coyote, starring Michael Chiklis as a former border patrol agent who begins questioning his worldview, ideology, and loyalties after being exposed to the other side of the U.S.-Mexico border. Breaking Bad’s Michelle MacLaren will executive produce as well as direct the pilot. The series will debut in 2020.Like this? 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