亚博入口采用百度引擎6（Baidu 9）Despite opening to mixed reviews in 1980, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining has become one of the landmark horror classics of all time. That’s why creating a legacy sequel almost 40 years later was seen as a daunting task. Fortunately, Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep, a follow-up to both Stephen King’s novel of the same name and Kubrick’s adaptation of its predecessor, is receiving mostly positive reviews out of the gate. Not everyone considers the new installment worthy, but thanks to Flanagan’s unique talents and at least one must-see performance, the movie seems set to satisfy fans of both of its sources.Here’s what critics are saying about Doctor Sleep:Is it a worthy follow-up to The Shining? I still don’t know if The Shining needed a second act, but Doctor Sleep presents one that’s fresh and unsettling enough to justify its existence. Owen Gleiberman, Variety
(Photo by Miramax/Courtesy Everett Collection)The Best LGBTQ+ Movies on HBO MaxIn celebration of Pride month, we ve compiled a list of the best Fresh LGBTQ+ movies you can find on HBO Max right now. You ll find hit classic dramas (Desert Hearts), feel-good comedies (In Out), and international affairs (Bad Education).The titles below are sorted from the best LGBTQ+ films on HBO Max – those included with a subscription, not those you have to buy or rent for an additional cost – and ranked by adjusted Tomatometer score (which takes into account the number of reviewers weighing in, and the number of reviews per film for movies released in a given year). To be included, films had to have a Fresh Tomatometer score (60% or above). 前言导语：当前互联网手游已经快速步入更新迭代，每月新游可谓是雨后春笋般一样层出不穷，不过能有吸引的内容一般多数归于小说、动漫改编的IP手游，这样有吸引力的IP总是源于那不断吸引众多玩家。那么下周将会推出哪些有趣的新游戏？卡牌，二次元，RPG，开放世界，动作游戏、沙盒、武侠总有一款适合您。
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What Men Want (2019) 41% Generally speaking, romantic comedies are so formulaic that it usually takes something really out of the ordinary to stand out. Back in 2001, Nancy Meyers achieved great box office success less so with critics with the high-concept comedy What Women Want, which explored what would happen if an egocentric man were suddenly gifted with the ability to read the minds of women. That movie also benefited from a talented cast that included Helent Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda, and a pre-controversy Mel Gibson. Fast forward to 2019, and we now have a gender-swapped version of the tale starring Taraji P. Henson as a female sports agent who, suddenly able to read men s thoughts, uses her newfound power to rise in her career and learn a few lessons about the opposite sex. Critics so far have responded to What Men Want about the same as they did to the original film, saying that its leads and lighthearted story are l
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1.37.8 4月喜迎(Photo by ©AVCO Embassy Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)In 1978, director John Carpenter released the seminal horror film Halloween and it flopped. Or at least he thought it had. The truth was, it opened in such limited release that it took a long time for word of mouth to build momentum. Once it had, he found himself with a million gross (on a 5,000 budget making it the highest grossing indie film ever until The Blair Witch Project in 1999) and mounting expectations for a killer follow-up. We didn t want to make another knife picture, explained producer Debra Hill in the DVD documentary Tales from the Mist: Inside the Fog. While on vacation in England, she and Carpenter visited Stonehenge and took note of an eerie fog bank surrounding the mystical structure. What do you think is in that fog? asked Carpenter. And just like that, they had their follow-up.The Fog was released on February 8, 1980, and although Carpenter would have slightly more money than he did on Halloween, it was still paltry even by early 80s standards. He and Hill set out to craft an old-fashioned ghost story about the fictional seaside California town of Antonio Bay, and how its 100-year anniversary is marred by the arrival of a mysterious rolling fog masking dark and deadly secrets. To get it done, they d have to get crafty.To honor the 40th birthday of The Fog, let s take a peak inside the Carpenter-Hill playbook to learn how to make million dollar scares out of a coupons and a dream budget.Lesson 1: Set Yourself Up For Success(Photo by ©Embassy courtesy Everett Collection)No one wants to tell an artist to dream smaller, but there is something to be said for keeping your vision manageable. The conceit of hidden ghosts in a dense fog gave Carpenter a huge break on his FX budget right from the get-go. The killers are mostly seen in silhouette (if they re seen at all), which nicely works both thematically and as a cost-saving measure. No need to blow your wad on CGI ghouls when you can suggest more than you show.Lesson 2: Location, Location, Location(Photo by Lionsgate)Similar to the unseen threat idea, Carpenter wisely kept Antonio Bay nicely and cheaply small town. He secured two main locations, an actual lighthouse (located in Point Reyes Beach, California) and an old church (the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Sierra Madre, California), and made the most of them. The movie didn t require sprawling locales or elaborate sets, because the sense of isolation and claustrophobia served the overall story so well.Lesson 3: If You Shoot Big, It ll Look Big(Photo by Lionsgate)Carpenter and his frequent collaborator, cinematographer Dean Cundey, understood that the best way to mask The Fog s lack of budget muscle was to shoot its small ideas in the biggest way possible. The duo chose to shoot in widescreen Panavision, which made the most of the vast seaside locations witness the scene when the son of local radio DJ Stevie Wayne (Adrienne Barbeau) discovers the driftwood on the beach, or when Elizabeth and Nick (Jamie Lee Curtis and Tom Atkins) take a stroll along a dock. These scenes give you big, spacious backgrounds and a real sense of scale, even though there isn t any real action taking place in them. It s subtle, but it works. A lot of cheap movies involve tight close-ups in nondescript cafes and they feel cheap. The Fog, meanwhile, feels more expansive than that. Shooting in wide-open Panavision, according to Hill, made it look like you have a bigger-than-life movie. Lesson 4: Multitask and Call In Favors(Photo by Lionsgate)Low budget filmmaking means you make the most of what you have within figurative arm s length. Father Malone s (Hal Holbrook) assistant Bennet doesn t have a lot of screen time and even fewer lines, so Carpenter himself stepped in to play the role (he would admit in the audio commentary that his own performance was “terrible” and that he’d never act again except as “helicopter pilots and walk-ons”). Not only did the shadowy figures in dense fog help the FX budget, it also helped with keeping the stunt department lean. Whenever you see a ghost arm smashing through doors and windows, it was usually the same arm (even though it was often edited to seem like dozens) that of Carpenter s childhood friend Tommy Lee Wallace, who also served as the movie s editor and production designer. Carpenter cast his then-wife, Barbeau, in the lead much to the chagrin of Hill, his ex-girlfriend and called in a favor to get his Halloween star Curtis into the mix. Including Curtis also helped convince her mom, screen legend Janet Leigh, to sign on as Antonio Bay s mayor. This had unexpected benefits, too: Carpenter wasn t shy when forced to use the Psycho actress star power to convince a local restaurant owner to stay open later so they could finish shooting.Lesson 5: Suggestive, Not Bombastic (Photo by Lionsgate) It didn t rely on the usual scares was how Cundey described The Fog in the Tales from the Mist doc, which is a euphemistic way of admitting they were under pretty tight constraints. But he and Carpenter built a sense of mounting dread and creeping unease through careful and inexpensive means. First, there was the score (done by Carpenter himself see Lesson 4), and then there were a series of simple but dramatic little moments like rattling bottles, honking car horns, dripping salt water, and sliding furniture that startled and creeped out the audience without having to rely on big, elaborate scares. There s also very little blood in the movie; the deaths are quick, brutal, and often off-screen. But the impact remains.Lesson 6: Pad If You Have To(Photo by Lionsgate)Carpenter s original cut of The Fog was a less-than-cinematic 85 minutes, so while keeping it lean and tight was good for the budget, it didn t help the finished product as much. He realized he needed to beef things up ever so slightly without stretching his already thin resources, so at the 11th hour he added the opening sequence of venerable actor John Houseman recounting the legend of Spivey Point over a campfire. The beach was faked on a soundstage, and the expository dialogue-disguised-as-local legend not only helped nudge the movie to a more respectable running time (alongside some additional shots of stabbings and a new sequence where a dead character appears to awaken in a hospital morgue to address concerns the producers had that the original cut wasn t scary enough), but it helped reinforce the overall ghost story feel without having to add much more than a simple fireside chat.Lesson 7: Compromise When You Must(Photo by Lionsgate)The character of KAB Radio DJ Stevie Wayne was modeled after legendary 60s and 70s DJ Alison Steele, known as The Nightbird. But where Steele played progressive counterculture rock and became a groundbreaking legend, Wayne rocks Antonio Bay with lounge music? Carpenter no doubt would have liked to have peppered his movie with cool rock tracks like Quentin Tarantino, but he had to program KAB with generic smooth jazz because, well, it was much, much cheaper. The only band Stevie mentions directly while giving an on-air shoutout to the crew of the Seagrass is The Coupe De Villes, which is Carpenter s side band (they performed the title track and even made a music video! for Big Trouble in Little China).The Fog first opened in wide release on February 8, 1980.
(Photo by Buena Vista)Comic book movies have given us plenty of fun and interesting worlds to visit the Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps expanding, from the streets of Queens to the vastness of outer space, and the DC Universe has brought to life famed locations like Gotham City and Themyscira but few of those worlds have portrayed what life would look like if the presence of superpowered beings were normalized. One of the first glimpses we got was in 2000 s James Gunn-penned The Specials, which was really more of a dysfunctional family comedy that just happened to take place in a world populated by superheroes.But in 2005, Disney released a playful, unassuming little movie called Sky High, which addressed not only what a world filled with superheroes would actually look like, but specifically how it might feel for its extra-gifted teenagers. Despite a much lower budget than your average blockbuster, Sky High delivers a lot of heroic action and plenty of nods to the Silver Age of comic books, all wrapped in an intimate story that still manages to have high stakes. For its 15th anniversary, we re taking the Hero or Sidekick test to tell everyone why Sky High is one of the most inventive and overlooked superhero films of its time.ITS WORLD IS FULLY FLESHED OUT FROM THE BEGINNING(Photo by Buena Vista)What would the world look like if superheroes were commonplace? Prior to 2005, we rarely saw depictions of normal life for superheroes The Specials and, to a lesser extent, Mystery Men and The Incredibles are notable examples but Sky High hints at a larger world early on. Spoken by the story s hero, Michael Angarano s Will Stronghold, the first line of the film literally begins with In a world full of superheroes… and runs with that concept, showing what it might look like if nearly everyone (or at least a big chunk of the population) had superpowers. The film introduces the idea that the children of superhuman folks inherit at least one of their parent s powers, so not only is legacy a big theme in the film, but there are hints at a long history of superhero lineages stretching back across decades.Of course, if you ve got superpowered children, it only makes sense to have a school for young would-be heroes; the Sky High campus rather appropriately floats in the clouds, and the only way to reach it is a flying bus. All the courses are related to superheroes and dedicated to teaching how to control one s powers. Imagine Hogwarts, but instead of Quidditch, kids play Save the Citizen, where teams of heroes and villains battle to save a mannequin from a deadly trap or destroy it. The bullies are naturally super fast or super strong, and the caste system is divided between those who the teachers deem heroes and those they deem sidekicks. Nowadays, it s common for superhero movies to riff on different genres like rom-coms, heist flicks, and road trip movies, but Sky High utilizes the teen comedy setting to demonstrate how to depict a fully fleshed-out world without the benefit of a blockbuster budget or a connected cinematic universe.IT POKES FUN AT CLASSIC SUPERHERO TROPES(Photo by Buena Vista)Years before Deadpool made fun of superhero clichés and elaborate plots, Sky High found the right balance of spoof and homage, fully embracing the inherently absurd nature of a world populated by superpowered beings who dress up in ridiculous costumes. The film is a self-aware comedy through and through, featuring a ton of references to comic book tropes, and it trusts its audience enough not the spoil the fun with unnecessary explanations, the way that something like Glass does.Superhero movies as we know them really began to take over the mainstream during the early 2000s, but for a good portion of the general moviegoing audience, the genre began and ended with Spider-Man, Superman, and particularly Batman, who had just been successfully rebooted in Christopher Nolan s Batman Begins a month before Sky High was released. Naturally, Sky High has plenty of references to that Silver Age classic character, like the Batcave-esque Secret Sanctum of Kurt Russell s Commander and Kelly Preston s Jetstream, only accessible via fireman s pole. At school, Dave Foley s teacher (and former sidekick) Mr. Boy teaches an English for Hero Support class that focuses on different iterations of Robin s famous catchphrase, Holy ____, ____Man! It s all cheeky stuff, but it reflects an admiration for the campy superhero stories that inspired the film.IT ANTICIPATES THE PITFALLS OF SUPERHERO FAME(Photo by Buena Vista)In the film s DVD extras, director Mike Mitchell said that he wanted the adults in Sky High to be all insane in order to focus on the teenagers figuring things out and saving the day themselves. This inadvertently makes Sky High feel ahead of its time, as it anticipates a wave of superhero stories taking a cynical look at the genre.The past several years have seen a reexamination of the role of superheroes in modern society in various films and TV series, ranging from Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to The Boys and Watchmen. These projects explore the idea of superheroes as virtual deities who are perhaps out of touch with the common world they supposedly fight to protect and oblivious to the danger they pose to it.In Sky High, a life of being worshipped as a hero has made The Commander so detached and egocentric that he can t even remember the name of the sidekick who once saved his life. He s so dismissive of sidekicks, in fact, that when Will confesses that he s been placed in the sidekick curriculum, The Commander destroys a phone in a fit of anger and opens up a kitchen drawer to reveal a half dozen more of them, indicating this isn t an isolated incident. At school, Bruce Campbell s gym teacher Coach Boomer is something of a verbal abuser who encourages the heroes to bully and ostracize their presumably lesser classmates, despite acknowledging that sidekicks have become villains in the past. It s all played for laughs, of course, but it hints at the sort of abuse of power that has become the central conflict for so many of today s superhero stories.ITS ACTION IS GROUNDED IN CHARACTER MOMENTS(Photo by Buena Vista)By nature, superhero movies usually feature a few big action set pieces and massive fights. Sure, it s exciting to see the heroes use their powers in a battle, but Sky High takes a different and more intimate approach. Take, for example, the first time Will fights his apparent nemesis, school outcast Warren Peace (Steven Strait), or the Save the Citizen sequence. These scenes focus on emotional development rather than spectacle; the former sees Will realize and use his powers for the first time, while the latter illustrates how Will s confidence begins to warp his self image. Even the film s climactic battle uses action to highlight the theme of acceptance and overcoming social and familial expectations to find yourself and your tribe. They re fun scenes in and of themselves, but they also serve to illustrate deeper ideas at the core of the film, and that s arguably more meaningful than watching the good guys beat up on another generic horde of nameless baddies.In the 15 years since the release of Sky High, the superhero genre has ebbed and flowed between gritty realism and popcorn fantasy, but few films have dealt with the ins and outs of superpowered life quite as playfully. It wasn t the first superhero film to treat its subject matter with a healthy dose of cheeky meta humor, but it offered a unique perspective on some familiar themes that would find an echo in the later X-Men films, Shazam!, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Umbrella Academy, and even the popular Japanese manga/anime series My Hero Academia, which shares a lot of the same DNA. Turns out, being a teenager is never easy, even when you re blessed with extraordinary powers.Where You Can Watch It NowFandangoNOW (rent/own), Vudu (rent/own), Amazon (rent/own), Google (rent/own), HBO Max (subscription), iTunes (rent/own)Sky High was released on July 29, 2005.
NEW TRAILERS: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Is Set to Fill the MCU-Shaped Hole in Your Disney+ HeartThe Falcon and the Winter Soldier: come for the buddy comedy banter of Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, stay for the stellar MCU movie action. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan star, and Kari Skogland directs. Premieres March 19 (Disney+).More trailers and teasers released this week:• The latest Kung Fu reboot revolves around Nicky Chen (Olivia Liang), a young Chinese-American woman who leaves college to move to a Shaolin monastery and learn martial arts to return to her San Francisco home and take on local criminals while also looking for the murderer of her mentor. Premieres April 7 (The CW).• Lupin Season 2’s five new episodes find Assane s quest for revenge tearing his family apart, as he puts himself in new danger to enact a new plan to go after Hubert Pelligrini. Stars Omar Sy. Premieres summer 2021 (Netflix).• The United States of Al is the new comedy about the friendship between a Marine combat veteran struggling to return to life in Ohio and his interpreter, who moves to America to start his life over, too. Stars Parker Young and Adhir Kalyan, created by Chuck Lorre. Premieres April 1 (CBS).• Made For Love is a dark comedy about a woman who flees her billionaire husband after she finds out he implanted a chip in her that allows him to monitor her every move. Stars Cristin Milioti, Ray Romano, and Billy Magnussen. Premieres April 1 (HBO Max).• Family Reunion continues with guest stars Anika Noni Rose, Kenya Moore, Brandi Glanville, Mark Curry, and Willie Gault. Stars: Loretta Devine and Tia Mowry-Hardrict. Premieres April 5 (Netflix).• This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist is a four-episode docuseries about a 1990 art heist in which a half a billion dollars worth of Rembrandts and other works were stolen from a Boston museum. Premieres April 7 (Netflix).• The Wedding Coach is a reality series in which comedian and author Jamie Lee and her comedian friends help couples get past their wedding drama to enjoy their special day. Premieres April 7 (Netflix).• The Serpent is a BBC limited series about the crimes of serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who killed young tourists is the mid-’70s. Stars Tahar Rahim and Jenna Coleman. Premieres April 2 (Netflix)• In Manifest season 3, are we about to find out that Ben is the key to the puzzle surrounding the mystery of Flight 828? Starring Josh Dallas and Holly Taylor. Premieres April 1 (NBC).For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.CASTING: Dakota Fanning To Star Opposite Andrew Scott in Ripley(Photo by Priscilla Grant / Everett Collection, Phil Bray / ©Paramount )Dakota Fanning has joined the cast of Showtime’s Ripley, which stars Fleabag’s Andrew Scott as the titular Tom Ripley, from Patricia Highsmith’s bestselling novels. Fanning will play Marge Sherwood – the character played by Gwyneth Paltrow in the 1999 film The Talented Mr. Ripley – an American living in Italy who suspects darker motives underlie Tom s affability. Johnny Flynn (Lovesick and Genius) also stars, as Dickie Greenleaf.Sopranos Emmy winner Edie Falco has signed on to star as Hillary Clinton in FX’s Impeachment: American Crime Story, based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President. Clive Owen is playing Bill Clinton, Beanie Feldstein is playing Monica Lewinsky, Sarah Paulson is playing Linda Tripp, Annaleigh Ashford is Paula Jones, and Billy Eichner is playing Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge. (Collider)Emmy winner Mandy Patinkin will join the cast of The Good Fight for Season 5 at Paramount+. He’ll play Hal Wackner, a man who opens a court in the back of a copy shop, despite having no legal training (and that it’s a copy shop!). His (non-legal) legal judgements wreak havoc at Reddick, Boseman Lockhart.(Photo by Marvel Studios)WandaVision star Paul Bettany and The Crown alum Claire Foy will star in season 2 of Amazon’s A Very English Scandal, as the series becomes an anthology. The season will unfold the real-life divorce of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, who was at the center of a scandal when her husband included Polaroids of her performing oral sex on another man in their divorce proceedings.Schitt’s Creek and Kevin Can F**k Himself star Annie Murphy has joined the Season 2 cast of Netflix’s Russian Doll, though TVLine reports details of her role are under wraps.Riley Keough will play elite triathlete Lauren Reece, the wife of Chris Pratt’s James Reece, in Amazon’s The Terminal List. Jeanne Tripplehorn has also joined the cast, playing Lorraine Hartley, the first female Secretary of Defense, reports Deadline. Black Mafia Family, 50 Cent’s Starz drama about real-world drug kingpin brothers Demetrius “Big Meech” and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory has added Snoop Dogg to the cast, playing the brothers’ spiritual advisor. La La Anthony (Power) will play the wife of one of the Flenory brothers’ friends, and Empire star Serayah will play Big Meech’s girlfriend. (TVLine)(Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)Oscar winners Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong’o are starring in Apple TV+’s limited series adaptation of Laura Lippman’s book Lady in the Lake, about a 1960s Baltimore housewife (Portman) and single working mom (Nyong’o) whose fortunes cross when one of them tries to solve a murder.Ray Liotta will play the father of Taron Egerton’s character in In With the Devil, the Dennis Lehane-written Apple TV+ limited series about a prisoner and the son of a cop (Egerton) who tries to get a fellow inmate (Paul Walter Hauser) to confess to murder.Lost alum Josh Holloway will reunite with Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams in Duster, the HBO Max drama from Abrams and co-writer LaToya Morgan, about the getaway driver for a mobster. Holloway, who recently starred on Yellowstone, will play the driver. Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah) is joining Samuel L. Jackson in Apple TV+’s The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, playing a family friend who helps the 91-year-old Ptolemy (Jackson) as tries to regain his memories and solve his nephew’s death.Brandy and Nadine Velazquez have joined the cast of ABC’s hip-hop drama Queens, joining Eve and Naturi Naughton. The show is about a 90s musical group, called Nasty Bitches, which tries to reunite for a comeback.PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT: Steven Spielberg and Stranger Things’ Duffer Brothers To Adapt The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub(Photo by Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix)In a holy pentagram of storytellers, Steven Spielberg will collaborate with Matt and Ross Duffer (Stranger Things) on a series adaptation of the Stephen King–Peter Straub book The Talisman, about a 12-year-old boy who goes on a road trip through two different realities to try to find a cure for his dying mother. The Duffer brothers will be showrunners on the Netflix project. (THR) Fox is developing a romantic comedy anthology series based on the music of Huey Lewis. Hart of Dixie creator Leila Gerstein will write the still untitled series, which would blend a modern love story with a teen love story from the 80s, with each season a self-contained comedy inspired by Lewis’ music. The Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated musician is an executive producer on the series. (Deadline)Wild Cards, the George R. R. Martin drama originally set to premiere on Hulu, will now find its home at Peacock. The story, based on Martin’s multiple-book series with input from various writers, was developed for two years at Hulu, but now a new writer will be assigned to the project as it continues to be developed at Peacock.The Wire collaborators David Simon and George Pelecanos will adapt investigative reporter Justin Fenton’s book We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops and Corruption as an HBO limited series. The book tells the story of corruption, and how the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force, an elite plainclothes unit, tried to clean it up. (Deadline)The History Channel is producing the eight-part series The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek, a limited that will cover the stories pop culture history of all things Trek. (Deadline)(Photo by Jason Smith/Everett Collection)HBO, meanwhile, is teaming with Uncut Gems directors Benny and Josh Safdie and director Matt Wolf for a two-part documentary about the life and career of Paul “Pee-wee Herman” Reubens. (Deadline)Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom director George C. Wolfe is talks to write and direct an adaptation of Toni Morrison’s National Book Critics Circle Award-winning 1977 novel Song of Solomon. (Deadline)The adaptation NBC ordered of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol, featuring the Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, has moved to Peacock, where it will premiere with Succession star Ashley Zukerman as Langdon.Comedian Nikki Glaser will host Comedy Central’s five-night Hall of Flame: Top 100 Roast Moments, a countdown of Comedy Central Roasts best insults, wrapping up with the hottest moment in franchise history. The event airs March 29-April 2 at 10pm each night.
(Click to enlarge.)After six grueling rounds full of drama and unexpected developments, one summer blockbuster has emerged from the pack to be crowned the Ultimate Summer Movie, and that movie is Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. The first sequel to the original Star Wars considered by many to be the best of the franchise surprisingly struggled just a bit in the early rounds, as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Sam Raimi s Spider-Man both posed bigger challenges than expected. But Empire rallied to defeat Captain America: Civil War (by its widest margin of victory in the whole tournament), Back to the Future, The Dark Knight Rises, and finally its own franchise successor, Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which it also defeated rather handily. Packed with iconic moments that have influenced the movies for decades, The Empire Strikes Back remains one of the best examples of how to craft an amazing sequel, so it isn t too surprising that it now reigns as the Ultimate Summer Movie!As always, thanks to everyone who voted, and we hope it was a fun diversion for all. See the tally for the final match-up below, and click through to see the results from previous rounds. And of course, stay tuned for our next showdown which should be coming soon!Recommended: All Star Wars Movies RankedRecommended: All DCEU Movies RankedRecommended: All MCU Movies RankedRound 1 Results | Round 2 Results | Round 3 Results | Round 4 Results | Round 5 ResultsFinal Round ResultsRound 1 Results | Round 2 Results | Round 3 Results | Round 4 Results | Round 5 ResultsThumbnail images by Everett Collection, ©20th Century Fox Film Corp., ©Warner Bros.
(Photo by Jackson Lee Davis/AMC)Despite leading a show like The Walking Dead, in which any character can die at any time, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) has survived for nine years. But now that Lincoln has left the show — and will star in his own series of The Walking Dead movies — Daryl (Norman Reedus) is stepping up and a whole new crew of survivors is populating the post-apocalyptic world. An older, Walker-wise Judith Grimes (Cailey Fleming) and new characters Magna (Nadia Hilker), Yamiko (Eleanor Matsuura), Connie (Lauren Ridloff), Kelly (Angel Theory), and Luke (Dan Fogler) are among the new blood the series has brought in to fill TWD s Rick Grimes–shaped void.The Walking Dead is only the latest show that has had to move on in the wake of a major cast member departure. Throughout TV history, shows have dealt with losing their stars for various reasons — and in some cases the shows grew stronger with the new cast. Not all benefitted from a cast swap, however — there are certainly some duds on Rotten Tomatoes list of the most famous television replacements. Read on to find out who was replaced and why, along with how their departure was explained on screen.22. Beverly Hills, 90210 (Photo by ©Aaron Spelling Prod./Courtesy Everett Collection; Courtesy Everett Collection)Outgoing Character: Brenda Walsh (Shannen Doherty, pictured right)The Replacement: Valerie Malone (Tiffani Amber Thiessen, pictured left)The Reason: In 2015 Tori Spelling revealed that she eventually made a call to her father, producer Aaron Spelling, asking him to fire Doherty over her conflicts with the cast and crew.The Explanation: Brenda left for drama school in London. Valerie Malone, a bad girl from Minnesota, came to live with the Walshes for seasons 5 through 10 of 90210. In 1994, Thiessen told press on the set she thought she was cast because “they heard I had a reputation for being easy to work with.”21. Charmed (Photo by ©Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection)Outgoing Character: Prue Halliwell (Doherty)The Replacement: Paige (Rose McGowan)The Reason: According to the New York Daily News, Alyssa Milano gave producers of the original WB show (not to be confused with the 2018 reboot) an ultimatum: It was either her or Doherty. The show’s producers said Doherty wanted to leave, and they let her.The Explanation: Prue is killed by demons, and, shortly thereafter, the Halliwells discover a long-lost fourth sister, Paige, who ended up sticking around from season 4 through the show s remaining eight seasons. There s no bad blood on McGowan s part, however: The actress wrote to Doherty via Instagram when Doherty underwent cancer treatment: “The men brainwashed women in our business made it so we couldn t be friends. I regret that.”20. Baywatch (Photo by Courtesy Everett Collection)Outgoing Character: C.J. Parker (Pamela Anderson, pictured)The Replacements: Donna Marco (Donna D’Errico) and Lani McKenzie (Carmen Electra)The Reason: Anderson left Baywatch to focus on being a mother.The Explanation: C.J. Parker got married off the show, and it took two new lifeguards to fill her sandy footprints. While Carmen Electra told Esquire, “I don’t think I was hired as a replacement,” costar Kelly Packard recalled auditions for “a room of Pamela Anderson–looking women” and Traci Bingham said Donna “thought she was Pamela.” Electra was only on the series for one season and D’Errico for two, but the casting proved that a rotating roster of lifeguards could survive long into syndication.19. Anger Management 23%(Photo by FX)Outgoing Character: Kate Wales (Selma Blair)The Replacement: Dr. Jordan Denby (Laura Bell Bundy, pictured)The Reason: TMZ reported that Blair complained to the producers about Sheen’s unprofessional behavior, and Sheen demanded she be fired. Sheen told Jay Leno that Blair was written out because viewers expected the show to be about their relationship.The Explanation: Charlie Goodson (Sheen) stopped seeing Kate for anger management therapy, but went into business with Dr. Denby. Reviews for Anger Management were never all that Fresh (season 1 has a 23% score on 35 reviews), so the switch didn’t seem to change much on the series — except perhaps, given season 2 s three meager reviews, that most critics stopped paying attention.18. Lethal Weapon 89%(Photo by Fox)Outgoing Character: Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford)The Replacement: Wesley Cole (Sean William Scott, pictured)The Reason: Warner Brothers fired Crawford for abusive behavior, which Crawford insisted was only in response to difficulties with costar Damon Wayans.The Explanation: The character of Riggs survived four films and a perma-rumored fifth, but on TV he was shot and killed. Scott told EW, “For a lot of fans that are upset that they’re not going to see Riggs, which I totally understand, I really believe they’re going to feel ‘OK, they handled it in a way that’s really respectful to that character and what he means to the show.’”17. Criminal Minds (Photo by CBS)Outgoing Character: Jason Gideon (Mandy Patinkin)The Replacement: David Rossi (Joe Mantegna, pictured)The Reason: Patinkin said that the violent subject matter of the murder-centric series was “destructive to my soul.”The Explanation: Mirroring Patinkin s own experience, Gideon also left the Behavioral Analysis Unit due to emotional distress. His former partner Rossi has filled in ever since and continues to lead the show in its 14th season.16. Chicago Hope (Photo by CBS)Outgoing Character: Dr. Jeffrey Geiger (Mandy Patinkin)The Replacement: Dr. Kate Austin (Christine Lahti, pictured)The Reason: Patinkin wanted to be with his family in New York, while Hope filmed in Los Angeles.The Explanation: Geiger resigned after he couldn’t save Alan Birch (Peter MacNicol) from a gunshot wound, although the show insisted Dr. Austin was not replacing him. Unlike Criminal Minds, Patinkin did return for guest appearances on Chicago Hope.15. Nashville 91%(Photo by CMT)The Character: Rayna James (Connie Britton)The Replacements: Alyssa Greene (Rachel Bilson, pictured) and Jessie Craine (Kaitlin Doubleday)The Reason: When the series was canceled by ABC and moved to CMT, Britton decided to leave the show, working with the writers to give Rayna a dramatic finale.The Explanation: Rayna died in the hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Doubleday s singer/songwriter Jessie Craine and Bilson s Highway 65 record label exec Alyssa Greene joined the cast in the series fifth season, with Bilson leaving at the end of that season and Doubleday staying on through the sixth and final year.Doubleday prepared for the worst when she entered the show, she told The Boot: “If everyone hates me, it doesn’t matter. It’s a paycheck. I’ve felt pretty at home since the day I got here.”Interestingly, Britton left 9-1-1 after only one season, and Jennifer Love Hewitt stepped in as a new call center operator. She also appeared in only the first of eight seasons of Ryan Murphy s American Horror Story anthology series, while other stars from season 1, like Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Jessica Lange, formed something like a troupe and continued with the show.14. CHARLIE’S ANGELS(Photo by Courtesy Everett Collection)Outgoing Character: Jill Munroe (Farrah Fawcett, pictured left)The Replacement: Kris Munroe (Cheryl Ladd, pictured right)The Reason: When Fawcett left the show, she said it was because it prevented her from growing as an actor. Producer Aaron Spelling sued her for million.The Explanation: Jill resigned from the Angels to become a race-car driver, and — wouldn’t you know it? — she also has a sister named Kris who s fresh out of the police academy. Ratings held steady enough with Ladd, but dwindled when other new Angels started to rotate in during the final seasons, including Shelly Hack replacing Kate Jackson, and then Tanya Roberts replacing Hack.13. Beauty and the Beast (Photo by ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection)Outgoing Character: Catherine (Linda Hamilton, pictured)The Replacement: Diana (Jo Anderson)The Reason: Hamilton left the series, which ran from 1987 to 1990, when she was pregnant.The Explanation: Catherine was killed, leaving her love, Vincent (Ron Perlman), heartbroken. Diana offered a potential new love interest, but many fans felt the magic left with Hamilton. Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin wrote for the show and told THR, You can’t do two seasons of telling the world, This is a love story for the ages, this is Romeo and Juliet, and then suddenly third seasons say, Juliet? Forget Juliet. It’s Romeo and Harriet.' 12. THE HOGAN FAMILY(Photo by ©Lorimar/Courtesy Everett Collection)Outgoing Character: Valerie Hogan (Valerie Harper, pictured)The Replacement: Sandy Hogan (Sandy Duncan)The Reason: Wrongful termination, as Harper was vindicated in court.The Explanation: You would think star Valerie Harper would be safe playing Valerie Hogan on a show called Valerie, but Valerie Hogan died in an automobile accident. Michael Hogan’s (Josh Taylor) sister Sandy came to live with Valerie’s Family, later renamed (again) The Hogan Family.At the time, Duncan told UPI she didn’t know there was any controversy: “The story I got before I agreed to do the show was that Valerie had left the series. Valerie and I have known each other for years. And while we were never friends, we were friendly. And I m relieved to know she has told people the dispute is not my problem. I refuse to be on the hot seat.”Despite Harper’s victory, the show lasted four more seasons, including one on CBS, without her.11. M*A*S*H (Photo by ©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection)Outgoing Character: Henry Blake (McLean Stevenson)The Replacement: Sherman Potter (Harry Morgan, pictured)The Reason: NBC promised Stevenson more money, but subsequent shows bombed and Stevenson regretted leaving M*A*S*H after just three seasons.The Explanation: Blake was tragically shot down while returning home. Sherman Potter joined the M.A.S.H. unit for the rest of its eight seasons, and its spinoff AfterMASH. Morgan had impressed the producers when he guest-starred as a different character in the third season premiere.10. Three's Company (Photo by Courtesy Everett Collection)Outgoing Character: Chrissy Snow (Suzanne Somers, pictured)The Replacement: Cindy Snow (Jenilee Harrison)The Reason: Somers got fired for asking for pay equal to John Ritter in the fifth season.The Explanation: Chrissy also had a sister we’d never met before. The show went on for eight total seasons and a spinoff, Three’s a Crowd.9. Spin City 67%Outgoing Character: Mike Flaherty (Michael J. Fox)The Replacement: Charlie Crawford (Charlie Sheen)The Reason: Fox’s real-life battle with Parkinson’s.The Explanation: Mike became an environmental lobbyist for senator Alex P. Keaton (if only we’d gotten a scene of them together!), and Mayor Winston (Barry Bostwick) got a new deputy, Charlie Crawford (Sheen). Sheen earned the show a younger audience, according to The New York Times. Sheen told the paper, “I’m just glad people are responding. I can’t comment on what they’re responding to.” Spin City went two more seasons and Fox returned as a guest star.8. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 78%(Photo by Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)Outgoing Character: Det. Elliot Stabler (Meloni, pictured)The Replacement: Det. Nick Amaro (Pino)The Reason: Meloni and NBC couldn’t come to terms on a new contract.The Explanation: Stabler retired, so Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) needed a new partner. Nick Amaro was that partner, and stayed on the job for four seasons. SVU has made it to 20 seasons, matching the original Law Order.7. Law & Order (Photo by NBC)Outgoing Character: DA Benjamin Stone (Michael Moriarty)The Replacement: DA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston, pictured)The Reason: Moriarty claimed he was forced out for speaking out against a meeting Janet Reno had with NBC, believing the Attorney General would impose restrictive laws on television.The Explanation: Stone resigned and McCoy took over. Now it’s hard to imagine the show without Sam Waterston as DA Jack McCoy, and he’s who you’re most likely to see in a syndicated rerun. In 1995, Waterston was on speaking terms with Moriarty. “I have nothing to say about his reasons for leaving,” Waterston told The New York Times. “But I’ve talked to him since, and I think we’re OK.”6. 8 Simple Rules 58%(Photo by Courtesy Everett Collection)Outgoing Character: Paul Hennessy (Ritter, pictured)The Replacements: Jim Egan (James Garner) and C.J. Barnes (David Spade)The Reason: Ritter’s sudden death at the age of 54.The Explanation: In the aftermath of Ritter s (and his character s) death, the show added Garner as widow Cate s (Katey Sagal) father, and then Spade as her nephew who came to live with them. The show completed three seasons with the new cast.5. ER (Photo by ©NBC/Courtesy Everett Collection)Outgoing Character: Doug Ross (George Clooney, pictured)The Replacement: Luka Kovac (Goran Visnjic)The Reason: Clooney fulfilled his five-year contract with ER, even as he ascended to movie stardom.The Explanation: Ross moved to Seattle after a dispute over being caught helping a mother euthanize her terminal son. The next year, Luka Kovac joined the E.R. an attending physician. Luka even dated Ross love, Nurse Hathaway (Julianna Margulies) until the two reunited (with a surprise Clooney cameo) when Margulies left the show too. The series ran for 10 more years, ending after its 15th season (during which Clooney and several other cast members returned).4. NYPD Blue 83%(Photo by ©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection)Outgoing Character: Det. John Kelley (David Caruso)The Replacement: Det. Bobby Simone (Jimmy Smits, pictured right)The Reason: Caruso got a taste of the movie business and asked for a raise that NYPD Blue brass didn t agree to — especially after only one season.The Explanation: Internal Affairs pushed Kelly off the force, and Simone became Sipowicz s (Dennis Franz) new partner. Eventually, Rick Schroder joined the cast as well. Once Caruso was on CSI: Miami, he admitted he made a mistake leaving NPYD Blue.The modest Smits wouldn’t take credit for the ratings bump after he joined the show. “I don’t think I solely am responsible for that,” Smits told SF Gate in 1995. “But the people at the network are happy.”3. The X-Files 74%(Photo by Shane Harvey/FOX)Outgoing Character: Fox Mulder (David Duchovny, pictured)The Replacement: John Doggett (Robert Patrick)The Reason: Duchovny’s contract was up after seven years, and he was also suing Fox for syndication earnings. He would later return full-time in the 10th season.The Explanation: Mulder got abducted by aliens, of course. Agent Doggett became Scully s (Gillian Anderson) new partner, but without the seven years of rapport and back story, Patrick s Dogett just didn t have the same spark. Some critics, however, are reconsidering his seasons.In 2017, Patrick told People TV he knew the fans weren’t interested in him at first, but “we won ’em over and we got two seasons out of it.” It worked out for X-Files fans, though: Duchovny and Anderson starred in two feature films and then two additional seasons over a decade later.2. Two and a Half Men 65%(Photo by CBS)Outgoing Character: Charlie Harper (Sheen)The Replacement: Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher, pictured)The Reason: Sheen’s public meltdown and lashing out against creator Chuck Lorre.The Explanation: Charlie was murdered by an ex, and the heartbroken billionaire Walden Schmidt took over his share of the rent. Kutcher said after his arrival that he drew a younger and more international audience to the show.“The demos for the show have actually started to skew a little bit younger,” Kutcher said in 2012 after half a season. “I can see a reflection of that on on the social media surfaces. You can actually see the international markets that are going to pop with the show. I think we just opened in Germany this week, and it was double.”Even Angus T. Jones (the titular half-man) left the show for a while after disparaging it publicly. Two and a Half Men was always critic-proof, so it lasted four more years with Walden Schmidt.1. Cheers 87%(Photo by ©Paramount Television/Courtesy Everett Collection)Outgoing Character: Diane Chambers (Shelley Long, pictured left)The Replacement: Rebecca Howe (Kirstie Alley, pictured right)The Reason: Long wanted to pursue a movie career and left after five seasons.The Explanation: When Diane left Sam Malone (Ted Danson) before their wedding, he sold the bar to a corporation that put Rebecca Howe in charge, making her Sam’s new romantic foil. It worked. Cheers ran for 11 years total and Alley is arguably even more closely identified with it than Long. The show previously had to fill a void when Nicholas Colosanto died during the third season, which is when Woody Harrelson joined the series.Did we leave out your favorite replacement? Tell us in the comments.
亚博入口 You may be thinking to yourself, Why is Danny Boyle directing a jukebox musical rom-com? It s a fair question, considering the director s previous output, but when you ve had the kind of career he s enjoyed, you re entitled to branch out a bit. That said, the reception to Yesterday so far has been somewhat lukewarm, despite its good intentions. Himesh Patel stars here as Jack Malik, a struggling singer-songwriter who suffers an accident and wakes from a coma to find that the world he now inhibits has conveniently forgotten all about the Beatles. Equipped with this knowledge, Jack passes off the Fab Four s catalogue of hits as his own to rise to pop stardom, but risks losing his best friend and potential love interest Ellie (Lily James) in the process. Critics say Yesterday leans hard into the schmaltzier feel-good aspects of the story (penned by rom-com specialist Richard Curtis), and some of the intriguing questions that arise from the film s fantastical premise are sadly under-explored. But the film benefits from a great cast, which includes Kate McKinnon as a deadpan record exec and Ed Sheeran in a self-deprecating cameo, and it should be a charming enough diversion for a summer weekend.
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Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.Are you as obsessed with awards as we are? Check out our Awards Leaderboard for 2019/2020. 2. PAUL RUDD JOINS GHOSTBUSTERS 2020 (Photo by Universal Pictures)For a while now, we ve had to awkwardly refer to the next Ghostbusters (7/10/2020) as Ghostbusters 3, despite it being the fourth Ghostbusters (after the 2016 reboot), with the 3 being a reference to the fact that it s a direct sequel to the first two movies. Ant-Man star Paul Rudd joined the sequel this week, which he himself confirmed through a Twitter video. In their story about Rudd s casting, Variety also revealed that the film is now called Ghostbusters 2020. Rudd will reportedly be playing a teacher in Ghostbusters 2020, but the context for that role is still unknown, such as whether he ll be the teacher of the new characters played by Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) or Mckenna Grace (Annabelle Comes Home), or perhaps is related to Carrie Coon s mother character. These new characters are expected to be joined by original 1980s stars Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Annie Potts, and Sigourney Weaver.3. HENRY CAVILL CAST AS SHERLOCK IN ENOLA HOLMES (Photo by David James /©Paramount)The Enola Holmes Mysteries were a series of six young adult novels published from 2006 to 2010 that followed the adventures of Sherlock Holmes younger sister. Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown signed on in early 2018 to star as Enola Holmes, but it wasn t until this week that we found out who s going to be joining her as her older brother. Henry Cavill, former Superman of the DCEU, will co-star as detective Sherlock Holmes in the upcoming film, with Helena Bonham Carter also co-starring as her mother. (It s unclear if that means that Carter s also playing Sherlock s mom.) Henry Cavill will also soon appear in Netflix s series adaptation of the popular video game franchise The Witcher.4. MERYL STREEP, NICOLE KIDMAN, AWKWAFINA, AND ARIANA GRANDE WILL ATTEND NETFLIX S THE PROM (Photo by Dee Cercone/Everett Collection)Netflix scored really well at the Academy Awards this year with Alfonso Cuaron s Roma, and the streaming service isn t slowing down. Last year, Netflix began a five year deal with TV showrunner Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Feud), and this week, his first major project at Netflix was revealed with an impressive cast attached. Murphy is going to adapt the Tony-nominated Broadway musical The Prom, which he will direct in addition to producing. Murphy s cast for The Prom will include Awkwafina, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Keegan-Michael Key, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, and Andrew Rannells, who received a Tony nomination for his lead role in The Book of Mormon. Ryan Murphy is expected to start filming this December, aiming for an awards season release in late 2020.5. CONSTANCE WU SAYS GOODBYE, VITAMIN (Photo by Warner Bros.)Last month, Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu found herself at the center of a Twitter controversy after a Tweet interpreted by many as apparent displeasure about ABC renewing her sitcom Fresh Off the Boat for another season. In her apology, Constance Wu explained that her response was because the renewal meant I had to give up another project that I was really passionate about. We still don t know what that mystery project was, but there is a possibility that might have been this week s news, a novel adaptation called Goodbye, Vitamin. Wu is now attached to star in the dramedy for Universal Pictures as a daughter who fakes a class so that her history professor can continue to teach after being diagnosed with Alzheimer s.6. SHAZAM! STAR ZACHARY LEVI JOINS THE LONELY ISLAND S SPY GUYS (Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)Over a decade before starring in this year s superhero comedy Shazam! (Certified Fresh at 91%), Zachary Levi first shot to fame as the star of NBC s Chuck, in which he played a regular guy who becomes embroiled in the secret world of international espionage. This week s news therefore finds him coming full circle, as he will play a spy who has to recruit the assistance of his regular guy friends from college in the action comedy Spy Guys. The New Line Cinema comedy is being produced by Andy Samberg and his Lonely Island collaborators Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, who all originally started work on Spy Guys with the intent of it being a starring vehicle for Samberg (with Zachary Levi apparently taking that role instead). Spy Guys will be the second feature film from director Jeff Tomsic, who made his debut last year with the thematically similar old friends reunion comedy, Tag (Rotten at 56%).7. REMAKE OF THE CRAFT MOVES FORWARD WITH FIRST CASTING Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, and Robin Tunney starred in the 1996 supernatural thriller The Craft (Rotten at 57%) as four teen girls who start practicing witchcraft. Now, some 23 years later, Blumhouse is developing a reboot of The Craft that will tell a new, contemporary version of the same story. The first young actress to join the reboot of The Craft is 21-year-old Cailee Spaeny, who is still relatively unknown despite featured roles in Bad Times at the El Royale and the giant robot sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising. This new version of The Craft will be directed by Zoe Lister-Jones, who made her directorial debut in 2017 with the indie rock musical Band Aid (Certified Fresh at 85%).8. TERENCE STAMP AND DIANA RIGG JOIN EDGAR WRIGHT S THRILLER(Photo by ©Outsider Pictures)Director Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reportedly still wants to direct a sequel to Baby Driver someday, but until that project gets going, his next film will instead be a psychological thriller called Last Night in Soho. The premise is still being kept secret, but we do know that the stars will include Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Split), Matt Smith (TV s Doctor Who), and Thomasin Harcourt-McKenzie (Leave No Trace). This week, Wright further filled out the cast with three veteran English actors: Terence Stamp (The Limey, General Zod in Superman II); Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell from Game of Thrones); and Rita Tushingham (Doctor Zhivago). The other thing we know about Last Night in Soho is that it reportedly is set in two different timelines, so it s possible that some of the older actors might be playing the same roles as the younger ones (but that s just speculation).Rotten Idea1. TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT SCREENWRITER TAPPED FOR HELLO KITTY MOVIE (Photo by Saban International courtesy Everett Collection)Last month s Pokémon Detective Pikachu isn t quite a massive blockbuster (5 million to date on a budget of 0 million), but as the first video game adaptation to maintain a Fresh Tomatometer rating in wide release (67% to date), it s not an embarrassment, either. Much like The LEGO Movie did in 2014, Pokémon Detective Pikachu may have established a template for how similar concepts, especially from Japan, could be adapted in the near future. Sanrio s Hello Kitty is not exactly a video game character, as it represents a brand in anime, games, manga, clothing, and accessories. New Line Cinema has the movie rights to Hello Kitty, and to get things going, the studio this week hired screenwriter Lindsey Beer, who doesn t yet have a WGA feature film credit, but did work on Transformers: The Last Knight and the upcoming Masters of the Universe (3/5/2021).Like this? 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亚博入口 It s not easy to explain the premise of Netflix s newest epic fantasy series, Shadow and Bone, to a newcomer. After all, it s based on not one but two different book series set in a sprawling fictional universe with complex narratives and different timelines. But we asked the stars and co-creator of the series, which premieres April 23, to try. It s a fantasy show — it has the Harry Potter elements, it has the Game of Thrones elements, it has Lord of the Rings elements, it has elements of Star Wars, star Archie Renaux said. But really at its core, I think it s a coming-of-age story about a girl discovering she has this power that could really unite her country, which has been divided in two by this expansive, massive darkness called the Shadow Fold. Honestly, it s a pretty great elevator pitch for the eight-episode drama, which is based on Leigh Bardugo s Shadow and Bone/Grishaverse trilogy and its companion duology, Six of Crows. The series follows teenage soldier Alina Starkov, an orphan from the Russian-inspired land of Ravka who discovers an unharnessed magical power that could be the key to helping fight the supernatural forces that have been dividing her country via a dense darkness called the Shadow Fold.(Photo by David Appleby/Netflix) At first glance, it is your traditional dark versus light massive-scale fantasy allegory in a war-torn world in which some of the characters, the Grisha, have magical abilities, star Ben Barnes explained.Plus: heists! The world has a czar-punk Russian aesthetic mixed with an industrial revolution vibe, which means you have early trains and guns and revolvers mixed with magic and swords and horses and capes. And complicated love risks and unspoken feeling and massive amounts of of tension between all of the characters and their individual agendas and politics of power, Barnes said.Barnes and Renaux star alongside Jessie Mei Li, who plays heroine Alina. An orphan since she was a young girl, Alina s closest ally is her BFF and fellow orphan Mal (Renaux). Although in the books Alina is from Ravka, in the show she s half Shu Han — which adds another layer of depth to her struggle, considering Ravka has been in conflict with its neighbors Shu Han and Fjerda. With the supernatural Shadow Fold blocking most of Ravka s access to the True Sea (and thus all trade), Ravkans must make their way through the terrifying area in order to survive.Barnes, Renaux, and showrunner Eric Heisserer (the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Arrival and Netflix fave Bird Box, among others) spoke to Rotten Tomatoes about what fans can expect from the first season of their series, including the star power of Li, green-screen acting, some romance, and even some spoiler-free details about what could happen in season 2, should Netflix give it the green light. Here are a few things to know before you watch the first eight episodes of the series.1. There Are Plenty of Differences Between the Books and the Show(Photo by Netflix)While a knowledge of the books is useful when watching the series, it s not required. And Heisserer and his writers — in cooperation with Bardugo, who was int