诱online下载采用百度引擎7（Baidu 2）(Photo by Nicole Wilder/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)Thursday afternoon s portion of the winter Television Critics Association press tour was largely devoted to channels that are part of the AMC Networks, including AMC and BBC America. This brought news of favorite returning series like Killing Eve and Better Call Saul and anticipated new ones like The Walking Dead: World Beyond. Other TV news comes courtesy of HBO s Watchmen, Netflix s Mindhunter, and Peacock, the new streaming service from NBCUniversal.TOP STORYBETTER SAY GOODBYE TO SAULBetter Call Saul co-creator Peter Gould told journalists during the show s TCA panel that his and Vince Gilligan s Breaking Bad prequel has been renewed for a 13-episode season 6, which will also be the show s last.But before we get to that, AMC still has to air its 10-episode season 5 of Saul, which has a two-night premiere on February 23 and 24 and stars Bob Odenkirk as the increasingly corrupt lawyer. Gould told journalists that he would say this season is more kinetic — to which co-star Jonathan Banks piped up to say violent is the word you re looking for. And while Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will not be in the fifth season of Saul, Gould did confirm that Dean Norris and Steven Michael Quezada will be in episodes three and four this season, reprising their Breaking Bad characters of DEA agents Hank Schrader and Steven Gomez.So will Cranston and Paul ever appear on the show? After all, Paul s Jesse Pinkman did introduce Cranston s Walter White to criminal attorney Saul Goodman.Gould gave the traditional cagey answer that he would love to work with Cranston and Paul again.TIME TO FEAST ON MORE THE WALKING DEAD(Photo by AMC)The brains at AMC have confirmed that the latest series in The Walking Dead franchise, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, will premiere April 12 after the season 10 finale of the original TWD. The new series stars Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Annet Mahendru, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston, Nico Tortorella, and Julia Ormond and includes the following logline:Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead on an important quest. Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves and each other. Some will become heroes.Other series and special premieres include IFC variety show Sherman s Showcase hour-long Black History Month Spectacular, which will air this summer, and a promise that the third season of BBC America and AMC s Killing Eve will be back in April. The fourth season of IFC s Brockmire will premiere March 18, and the second season of SundanceTV s Liar starts April 8. AMC s three-part cheating scandal miniseries Quiz, which stars Michael Sheen, Matthew Macfadyen, and Sian Clifford, premieres May 25.Outside of TCA, CourtTV announced that it will air OJ25, a 37-week primetime series that chronologically follows all courtroom drama from the the O.J. Simpson murder case from start to verdict. The original true-crime series will begin airing on January 23, a day before the 25th anniversary of the trial s start in 1995.BAD NEWS FOR WATCHMEN FANS?(Photo by HBO)On Wednesday at TCA, HBO programming head Casey Bloys stated that he d be happy to do another season of cult hit Watchmen if creator Damon Lindelof was interested.It appears that he is not.Lindelof told USA Today that he s done telling the story he wants to tell, but he s given my blessing to HBO if someone else were to take on another chapter. Bloys, however, tweeted another report that argues that Lindelof has all the time in the world to come up with a season 2 idea. Watchmen Season 2 Still A Possibility At HBO, Despite Reports https://t.co/FjvBIBD6Ul via @decider Casey Bloys (@Caseybloys) January 17, 2020ET TU, MINDHUNTER?(Photo by Netflix)A third season of Netflix s Mindhunter is also uncertain, as the cast has been released from its contracts and executive producer David Fincher seems preoccupied at the moment.“David is focused on directing his first Netflix film Mank and on producing the second season of Love, Death and Robots,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “He may revisit Mindhunter again in the future, but in the meantime felt it wasn’t fair to the actors to hold them from seeking other work while he was exploring new work of his own.”Fincher s film Mank tells the story of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz’s work on 1941 Orson Welles film Citizen Kane.PEACOCK SHAKES ITS TAIL FEATHER(Photo by AMC)Outside of the TCA ballroom, details were released about NBCUniversal s soon-to-launch streaming service, Peacock. See all the details, including news of a new Punky Brewster series, in Everything We Know About Peacock. COURTNEY B. VANCE JOINS AMC S 61ST STREET(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images for SAG-AFTRA Foundation)American Crime Story’s Courtney B. Vance is going back to the courtroom. The Emmy winner will star in 61st Street, which is described as a propulsive courtroom drama about a black teenager who gets swept up in Chicago’s infamously corrupt criminal justice system. Michael B. Jordan and Alana Mayo of Outlier Society are executive producing with a script from The Night Of’s Peter Moffat.Other casting news announced Thursday include that Charlie Heaton, Malin Akerman, Betsy Brandt, and JJ Feild have joined the cast of AMC’s Soulmates, a drama set in the near future that explore the concept of true love. The six-part anthology story is created by Will Bridges and premieres this summer.Killing Eve’s Sandra Oh will narrate the documentary She Walks With Apes about Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Biruté Galdikas. It will air April 22 on BBC America as part of the channel s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.AMC DEVELOPING SERIES WITH ILANA AND ELIOT GLAZER AND MORE(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images for Hilarity for Charity)AMC Networks and AMC Studios also released a partial, but long, list of projects currently in development. They re listed below.AMC Networks Entertainment Group DevelopmentMore As This Story DevelopsProducers are Katie Couric and Wendy Walker.Logline: Inspired by the friendship between Katie Couric and Wendy Walker, two young women begin their careers in broadcast news in the ‘80s, charting the incredible moments in history that they were able to be a part of.National AnthemWritten by Scott Z. Burns and executive produced by Mark Johnson. Music and lyrics are by Craig Finn and the music is produced by T-Bone Burnett.Logline: A musical dramedy following the Nordstrom Family who, after falling down the ladder of American life, need to figure out what actually makes life worth living.Sleeping BeautyWritten by Owen King, based on the novel by Owen and Stephen King. Executive producers are Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta for Sugar23 and the Kings.Logline: In a small Appalachian town, there’s a strange mystical occurrence that causes all the women to fall asleep, leaving the men to try and rescue them. But do the women want to be rescued?BunnyMegan Mostyn Brown is writing based on the novel by Mona Awad.Logline: A lonely student is drawn into a mysterious clique of girls called The Bunnies and begins to partake in their strange off-campus ritual — conjuring boys from rabbits, where the good ones stay as romantic partners and the bad ones are mercilessly axed.PantheonA one-hour animated drama series written by Craig Silverstein based on short stories by Ken Liu, award-winning sci-fi writer. Silverstein is an executive producer. Titmouse will serve as the animation production company and is also producing a 10-minute animated short.Logline: In this animated drama set in a world where uploaded consciousness is not just science fiction, a young woman begins receiving messages from an unknown number that claims to be her deceased father. Trying to uncover the truth, she stumbles upon a larger conspiracy involving the singularity.Nigeria 2099Ahmadu Garba will serve as writer. Mo Abudu and Heidi Uys of Nigeria’s EbonyLife TV will executive produce.Logline: Set in a futuristic world, NIGERIA 2099 tells the story of Sgt. Charles Opkara, a local police officer in a poor district of Lagos. Assigned to protect a visiting American businessman staking out his district, Sgt. Charles begins to unravel a global conspiracy over depleting resources.SilverbirdAward-winning journalist and screenwriter Scott Gold will serve as writer and executive producer. Harriet Gavshon and Tim Greene of South Africa’s Quizzical Pictures will executive produce.Logline: An Army veteran who needs to disappear in a hurry falls in with a ragtag collective of mercenaries on their way to Africa with a dangerous and unusual mission: to protect the most iconic animals on earth by entering into armed conflict with poachers. This provocative, fast-paced, one-hour drama follows the superhighways of wildlife trafficking, a billion-per-year, global enterprise of kingpins, corrupt governments and criminal syndicates, all of them determined to cling to power and money at any cost.AMC Studios Development for Potential Sale to Content CompaniesThe SparrowBased on the science-fiction novel by Mary Doria Russell, executive produced by Mark Johnson with Johan Renck as director and executive producer.Logline: In the near future, humans on Earth receive their first evidence of intelligent extraterrestrial life when a radio telescope picks up a strange signal, sounding like exquisite music, from a distant planet that will come to be known as Rakhat. While United Nations diplomats endlessly debate a possible expedition, the Jesuit leadership quietly organizes an eight-person scientific mission of its own, comprised of a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. What they find is a world so far beyond comprehension that it will lead them to challenge the very notions of humanity and faith itself.Fates and FuriesBased on the novel by Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies is written and produced by Eliza Clark and Zack Whedon.Logline: An examination of a marriage and creative partnership, Fates and Furies explores two perspectives of a marriage, from the husband and the wife, and the truths and secrets that evolve over 24 years.I Run HotEliot Glazer is the executive producer/writer and is attached to star. Ilana Glazer will executive produce and direct.Logline: I Run Hot follows the unlikely friendship between Eliot, a gay curmudgeon who never quite fit in with the community, and Colton, a famous #instagay who can’t help but exemplify it.Work It OutBecca Gleason to executive produce and write. Anna Camp will executive produce and star. Michael Showalter and Jordana Mollick of Semi-Formal Productions will executive produce with Showalter directing.Logline: It s 1994 in Myrtle Beach, and Kayla Tate — a long-time Jane Fonda devotee and aspiring aerobics superstar — will do whatever it takes to establish her workout empire in this darkly comedic half-hour.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
刚刚举办的腾讯发布会吸引了许多玩家的关注，不少新作在会上公布了消息，除了备受瞩目的《英雄联盟》手游之外，还有和光荣合作的《大航海时代：海上霸主》和《新信长之野望》两款手游，看点十足。 (Photo by Courtesy the Everett Collection)It s estimated that between 75 and 90 percent of films made before 1929 are either lost or only exist in incomplete form. As part of our RT Archives project, we are collecting contemporaneous reviews for those films – see a full list here and read what critics said about them at the time – and shining a spotlight on the stories and people behind them. Learn more about the RT Archives project here. In the early 20th century, the name Annette Kellermann elicited an awe reserved for a select few. A screen siren in the most literal of terms, Kellermann (often credited as Kellerman, with a single n ) was a swimmer-turned-actress who arguably stands now as a precursor for the kind of crossover success that has marked the careers of the likes of fellow former athletes Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Indeed, like those two Hollywood stars, Kellermann’s physique was instrumental to her entry into and success in cinema, making her a pioneer of the jock film star that seems all too common today.Kellermann was first seen on the big screen in short films like Miss Annette Kellerman (1909), where she showed off her swimming technique and her then-famous high dives. But it would be her work on feature films like Neptune’s Daughter (1914) and A Daughter of the Gods (1916), the first ever million dollar picture, that cemented her as a marquee name in the budding film industry. Only a few of Kellermann’s 30-odd film appearances survive to this day – both Neptune s Daughter and A Daughter of the Gods have been lost – but they’re enough, along with her cultural impact as a health advocate, a one-piece swimsuit trailblazer, and an intrepid athlete, to have made her an indelible part of early film history.Born in 1886 in Sydney, Australia to a pair of musicians (her father was a violinist, her mother a pianist), Kellermann needed to wear steel braces on her legs as a child. Likely due to polio, this is what first pushed her to take up swimming at age 6, as a way of strengthening her legs. By the time she was 13 she’d completely rehabilitated those future money-earners and by the time she was 16 she’d taken up swimming in earnest, winning meets and breaking records in New South Wales state championships.(Photo by Hulton Archive / Stringer / Getty Images)Kellermann soon became a sensation in Australia, alternating between participating in swimming and diving exhibitions as well as breaking more records during competitions. In 1905, she and her father moved to England where her long-distance swims earned her plenty of press; she was even sponsored by The Daily Mirror to attempt to swim the English Channel, a feat she’d try two more times in those years without ever being wholly successful. Moving away and eventually retiring from long-distance swimming, Kellermann set her eyes on more lucrative ventures that still made great use of her talents.That’s how Kellermann ended up across the Atlantic. Oft-advertised as “The Perfect Woman” – posters for her appearances usually included measurements that showed her body metrics matched the Venus de Milo’s – Kellermann was a vaudeville sensation in the early 1910s. Her elaborate synchronized swimming performances attracted audiences in Chicago, Boston, New York, and eventually all over Europe and in her native Australia. It was during this time that Kellermann gained even more notoriety for an alleged 1907 arrest on a Boston beach. While contemporary women’s swimwear consisted of a rather bulky dress/pantaloon combination (often accompanied by long black stockings and bathing slippers), Kellermann had opted to wear a fitted one-piece costume that ended in shorts above her knees – the kind she wore during her exhibitions – which led to her being cited for indecency. (Photo by Courtesy the Everett Collection)The incident, which remains disputed, nevertheless speaks to Kellermann’s advocacy against such strictures on women’s bodies. Advocating for sleeker swimsuits that were less restricting, she led the way toward relaxing Victorian-era norms on what was appropriate beachwear, eventually selling her own branded “Annette Kellermann Sun-Kist’ swimsuits” in U.S. stores from around 1914 to the late 1930s, all but making her name synonymous with the one-piece swimsuit we know today. A savvy entertainer keyed into a rapidly changing audience, Kellermann knew she had the wherewithal to diversify into other potentially lucrative endeavors. While her first foray on the stage (in the short-lived London production of Undine) in 1912 wasn’t a good fit, her eventual move into feature-length films soon turned her into a bona fide movie star. Her first feature film, Neptune’s Daughter, was produced by Carl Laemmle of Universal Film Producing Company; based on an idea pitched by Kellermann herself, the Captain Leslie T. Peacock-scripted and Herbert Brenon-directed adventure film followed a young mermaid intent on avenging her sister, who died when caught by fishermen’s nets. With a fantastical background and even a romantic subplot that echoed a certain Hans Christian Anderson folk tale, Neptune’s Daughter was crafted around Kellermann’s talents. Not only were her swimming and diving skills front and center in elaborate underwater set pieces, but that same “perfect body” that had lured vaudeville audiences to her shows was here yet again presented as a selling point. As Variety noted in its review of the film, men were likely to watch the film several times, “if only for the purpose of having another flash at the divine form of Kellermann, in this instance draped only by her hair, as the mystic power of the Witch s shell transforms her from a mermaid into a regular girl.”(Photo by Courtesy the Everett Collection)Her second feature, A Daughter of the Gods – reportedly the first ever million-dollar film production – further established Kellermann as a performer whose sheer physicality could command the screen. Yet again playing a water-based creature, the Australian swimmer-turned-actress turned heads for what’s considered the very first nude scene by a major star. Still, critics at the time admired her acting as much as her physicality: “Miss Kellermann aside from her daring feats, acted with great skill and gave a most creditable impersonation,” Moving Picture World noted in its review of A Daughter of the Gods.Kellermann’s creative input on these early productions, as well as later films like Queen of the Sea (1918), What Women Love (1920), and Venus of the South Seas (1924), put her in a league of equally influential film screen stars like Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford. The many death-defying stunts she performed – including jumping into pools with live crocodiles and diving from rocky cliffs, often shooting on location in Jamaica and Bermuda – established her as an action star whose showmanship and athleticism always went hand in hand. It’s no surprise to find that, decades later, another swimmer-turned-actress (MGM’s Esther Williams) would star in a musical biopic on her life in 1952’s Million Dollar Mermaid. Kellermann was a legend in her own time, a true pioneer who managed to make a name for herself with her body but never let herself be reduced to it. While most of her films have been lost, her extraordinary stunts surviving only in film reviews and printed features, she remains a pivotal figure in early cinema that deserves to be better known and appreciated. What Critics Said About Kellermann s Lost Films When They Were Released: A revelation (Photo by Courtesy the Everett Collection)“In several of the scenes Miss Kellerman, in white, close-fitting tights, gives entertaining exhibitions of swimming and diving, her graceful form standing out against the brushwood like a marble statue as she poses before she dives.” – The Daily Telegraph (Sydney)“[Kellerman] proves herself an accomplished actress, a mistress of the terpsichorean art, and an expert swordswoman, well worthy to be wooed and won by the King of the country she lands in.” – The Age (Melbourne) “There is one scene that particularly will live in the memory. Annette, a mortal, feels the lure of the water. Behind a bush in the forest she discards her peasant dress. Out darts a white-tighted figure. From a vegetation-faced cliff over an inland bit of still water Annette performs the evolutions that have thrilled her audiences in settings far different.” – George Blaisdell, Moving Picture World “Miss Kellerman, in a recent interview, said she did not wish to go in for swimming and diving any longer. She wanted a play in which she could have a dramatic part so she might be judged for her histrionic merits. In this production she has proven her right to such consideration.” – A. Danson Michell, Motion Picture News“The usual spectacular dives Miss Kellermann has become famed for are performed during the picture, and she gives visual evidence also of her remarkable ability to swim and of endurance, always in the water with a fish-tail (as a mermaid) that prevents the employment of her feet for assistance, swimming only with her hands. As a picture actress, Miss Kellerman is a revelation.” – Variety(Photo by Courtesy the Everett Collection)“Some admirable light and shade effects are revealed in the photographed scenery during the progress of the story, which has been ingenious ly developed and produced, and the performance throughout of Miss Kellermann as the child of the seas is as skillful as it is graceful and refined.” – The Daily Telegraph (Sydney)“Miss Kellermann aside from her daring feats, acted with great skill and gave a most creditable impersonation.” – Moving Picture World“Herbert Brenon placed his confidence in the appeal of the mass scene and Miss Kellermann s physical charm and skill in diving and swimming to carry the fanciful story along to success. His confidence, it would seem, was well placed.” – Motography“The beautiful figure of Annette Kellermann and her matchless skill as an amphibienne are made the most of in A Daughter of the Gods, the elaborate, spectacular and somewhat monotonous photofable which was unfolded for the first time last evening at the Lyric Theatre.” – The New York TimesOn an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
It’s that time of year again where September is stacked with so many returning series across network and cable that we couldn’t possibly feature them all! The 12 series below are all the Certified Fresh returnees this month, including superhero fare, socially-tinged comedies, and primetime mainstays bowing out with their final seasons.Titans 86% (DC Universe)What it is: The series is centered on the titular group of young superheroes — led by none other than Nightwing (formerly Robin of Batman-sidekick fame) — as they save the world from forces that want to end it. This long-in-the-making effort is a welcome addition to DC Comics’ TV footprint. Why you should watch it: Greg Berlanti is the mastermind behind DC Comics’ takeover of the small screen, so you know you’re in good hands for this streaming hit with him and co-creators Akiva Goldsman and Geoff Johns at the helm. The Titans action is slick and laid on thick, and buoyed by a stellar young-Hollywood cast, we can’t wait to see what superhero adventures are in store next. Season 2 premieres Sept. 6 on DC Universe.Where to watch: Amazon, DC Universe, FandangoNOW, Google Play, VuduCommitment: Approx. 8 hours (for the first season)The Deuce 93% (HBO)What it is: From creator David Simon (The Wire), The Deuce deep dives into 1970s Times Square — more specifically, the men and women who turn to sex work to make a living. The Golden Globe–nominated series is a true ensemble piece, with standouts Maggie Gyllenhaal as a prostitute named Candy and James Franco as identical twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino. The next two seasons jump ahead in time, but this is the series’ starting line. Why you should watch it: By transporting us to a gritty world of sex, drugs, and an American Dream that’s foreign to most audiences today, The Deuce further proves Simon’s talent for creating series that are absolutely singular and authentic. Plus, with talent like Gyllenhaal and Franco attached, it certainly ranks within prestige TV’s must-watch club. Season 3 premieres September 9 on HBO.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, HBO Now, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 17 hours (for the first two seasons)American Horror Story 77% (FX)What it is: Now going into its ninth season, the spooky anthology series is a favorite of critics and audiences alike. Previous seasons featured haunted houses, witches, vampires, crazed killers, and every manner of unhinged human. Why you should watch it: You don’t have to watch every season of American Horror Story to catch up for season 9, but don’t you want to!? The acclaimed anthology series is known for being as campy as it is horrific. The upcoming season, American Horror Story: 1984, is set in a summer camp that’s being devastated by a mental hospital escapee named Mr. Jingles. It’s also the first season in which AHS mainstays Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are not expected to play a role. 1984 premieres Sept. 18 on FX.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, Netflix, VuduCommitment: Approx. 78 hours (for the first eight seasons)black-ish 92% (ABC)What it is: Funnyman Anthony Anderson stars as Dre Johnson, a black, upper-middle-class family man who — in a predominantly white neighborhood, school, and culture — still wants his kids to retain a sense of black identity.Why you should watch it: Creator Kenya Barris is one of those writers who just goes there. Even in what some would call the confines of network TV, he has conjured stories the last five seasons in the sitcom structure that are resonant, timely, and fearless. Plus, they’ll make you laugh, too! Tracy Ellis Ross and Anderson are especially show-stealing. With Barris now at Netflix and Courtney Lilly promoted to showrunner, we expect more of the same high quality when season 6 premieres Sept. 24 on ABC.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 43 hours (for the first five seasons)The Conners 93% (ABC)What it is: Revisiting one of the most famous families on network TV after over 20 years off the air, The Conners stars Laurie Metcalf, John Goodman, and the rest of the original clan (minus Roseanne Barr) and is as insightful and heartwarming as ever.Why you should watch it: The Conners is just one of the several series on this months’ list that’s been beleaguered by off-screen controversy. After the renewal and cancellation of original sitcom, Roseanne, this series found its groove and audience without Barr. Telling it like it is for working class, family-first Americans, it resonates wide in today’s times while making us laugh like always.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 4 hours (for the first season)Empire 84% (Fox)What it is: A family drama of Shakespearean proportions, Empire charts the various rises and falls of the Lyon family — for starters, those of patriarch Lucious (Terrence Howard), a hip-hop mogul who’s in the process of choosing an heir to his musical throne.Why you should watch it: Nothing short of a phenomenon upon its premiere in 2015, Empire is classic Lee Daniels: engrossingly soapy, slightly camp, meticulously performed, and endlessly entertaining. Taraji P. Henson does some of the best work of her career as the scene-stealing and wig-snatching Cookie Lyon. She alone is worth the watch, but it helps that she has an excellent ensemble at her back, led by Howard who acts as the very best foil to her scheming. You probably saw Empire catching capital-D Dramatic headlines earlier this year, and we’re sure there’s more due onscreen upon the season 6 premiere Sept. 24 on Fox.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 63 hours (for the first five seasons)This Is Us 93% (NBC)What it is: Dan Fogelman’s hit family drama tells the story of siblings Kate, Kevin, and Randall in the present day while recounting their parents’ Jack and Rebecca’s own story through pregnancy and raising them in the early-to-mid 1980s.Why you should watch it: Not since Parenthood has a network drama so broadly and successfully portrayed complicated family dynamics. Through its use of creative narrative devices and excellent ensemble performances, This Is Us earns its praise (and your tears). The series is already renewed through season 6, so now is the time catch up on its first three rounds before season 4 premieres Sept. 24 on NBC.Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 40 hours (for the first three seasons)The Good Place 97% (NBC)What it is: Talk about a creative spin on the afterlife! Kristen Bell stars as the recently deceased Eleanor Shellstrop, who by some glitch in the system ends up in the “Good Place,” a Utopian haven for those who served their lives on Earth with grace that was designed by Ted Danson’s Michael. Thing is: Eleanor doesn’t actually fit the bill of admittance and has to keep her righteous new friends fooled if she wants to stick around.Why you should watch it: The Good Place is certainly among the best network comedies of recent memory. An always-charming Bell and TV royalty Danson play off of each other in a way that — what the fork!? — simply works. The series was this year recognized with an Emmy nomination for best comedy series for the first time. Season 4 premieres Sept. 24 on NBC. Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, Netflix, VuduCommitment: Approx. 5 hours (for the first three seasons)How to Get Away With Murder 88% (ABC)What it is: Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) is a criminal defense attorney and professor teaching a group of talented — and curiously attractive — law students how to defend the accused, all while tangling them up in a real-life murder mystery of their own. Buckle up!Why you should watch it: Davis if one of the industry’s most heralded and decorated actors. The trailblazing Oscar winner, who was recently announced to play former First Lady Michelle Obama, became a household name with her role on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder. Annalise is a complicated and complex antiheroine who has earned David an Emmy, and her performance, matched with the trademark twists and soap of Shondaland Productions (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy) and an impressive, young ensemble, has been reason enough to come back year after year. The series’ sixth and final season premieres Sept. 26 on ABC.Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, Netflix, VuduCommitment: Approx. 55 hours (for the first five seasons)Young Sheldon (CBS)What it is: We all know that The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon has a one-of-a-kind genius mind, but did you ever wonder just what he was like as a kid? Young Sheldon answers that question and then some while charting the nine-year-old boy-genius’s life.Why you should watch it: Young Sheldon provides something that we haven’t seen before: a reinterpretation of a beloved multi-camera sitcom character as a single-camera, family-friendly, and heartwarming dramedy. Better yet, because this is a prologue series to Jim Parson’s Sheldon, our protagonist’s mother, Mary, is played by Zoe Perry, the real-life daughter of Laurie Metcalf, who, in a small-screen first, stars as the same character on The Big Bang Theory. Season 3 premieres Sept. 26 on CBS.Where to watch: Amazon, CBS All Access, FandangoNOW, Google Play, MicrosoftCommitment: Approx. 15 hours (for the first two seasons)Fresh Off the Boat 94% (ABC)What it is: Set in the 1990s and loosely adapted from celebrity chef Eddie Huang’s memoir of the same name, Fresh Off the Boat follows a first-generation Taiwanese family who picks up from their Chinatown home in Washington, D.C., and heads south to Orlando, Florida, where father Louis Huang (Randall Park) opens a Country-Western steakhouse.Why you should watch it: A refreshing take on Asian Americans for the small screen? Check. Well-earned laughs from a trio of talented young actors? Check. A heaping dose of ’90s nostalgia? Check. And the combined powers of the hilarious Park and Constance Wu (of Crazy Rich Asians fame)? Check and check. Need we say more? Season 6 premieres Sept. 27 on ABC.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 37 hours (for the first five seasons)Transparent 90% (Amazon Prime)What it is: Jill Soloway’s acclaimed family comedy is much more than clever wordplay. This affecting story of a father, Mort Pfefferman, who comes out as transgender and begins transitioning as Maura is about the transitory nature of life for all members of the Pfefferman clan (and, yes, the importance of being honest and transparent with those you love as well as with yourself).Why you should watch it: Transparent is unlike anything you’ve ever seen on TV. It has been overshadowed in recent years due to an off-set controversy and eventual removal of star Jeffrey Tambor, but as an opening act to its musical series finale, the Pfefferman family is worth revisiting before their long-awaited return and feature-film length goodbye on Sept. 27 on Amazon Prime.Where to watch it: Amazon, Google Play, VuduCommitment: Approx. 20 hours (for the first four seasons)Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.诱online下载其实，我们都知道论画质，端游比手游不知道好多少。但是端游，手游各有各的优点和缺点吧。端游，想玩好一点的游戏，配置四五千算入门，好一点的上万，这在价格上已经让一部分人退却了。同时，和队友随时随地玩起来，恐怕手机游戏要现实一点。但是端游的画质和游戏体验感，还有更真实的视野也是手游无法比拟的。
Bad Boys for Life achieved two milestones this weekend. One of them was becoming the top-grossing film in the series, passing Bad Boys II’s 8 million. The second is more impressive: Until this weekend, Paul Blart: Mall Cop was the top-grossing January film of all-time with 6.3 million; in just 17 days, Bad Boys for Life took that record, eclipsing every other true January release ever with its total (so far) of 8.05 million. Though in the “for every action there is an opposite reaction” file, a new release this week set an abysmal new record for a release of its type.King of the Crop: Bad Boys For Life Officially the Biggest January Movie EverBad Boys for Life has left all of its January competitors in the rearview mirror, so we must go to the all-time lists to chart its progress going forward. At present time, the third film in the franchise is ahead of the pace of the second film in Mission: Impossible franchise (believe it or not, still the highest-grossing in that series), which had 5.7 million after 17 days, while grossing .2 million in its third weekend. The Bad Boys are up to 8.05 million with .68 million this weekend. The Will Smith/Martin Lawrence movie is also ahead of The Mummy Returns, which had 6.4 million at this point in its theatrical life, but a .4 million third weekend. While both were summer releases (and M:I2 opened on a Wednesday), Bad Boys is still doing midweek numbers close to or exceeding those films, giving it a legit shot at reaching the 0 million line and becoming the seventh Will Smith movie to do so. The film has also grossed over 4 million worldwide to date. Bad Boys II topped out at 3 million.
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be up against The Farewell during awards season?I have just been so inundated and so preoccupied with my TV dramas and acting, I haven t really seen a lot of new films. At most, I would maybe watch a video clip or someone will stream something, but I haven t been really been able to pay a lot of attention to contemporary American film because I ve just been so busy. But I do love a lot of classic American films. I love movies like Gone with the Wind, Casablanca – which I ve done a version of on stage; I love The Godfather. I love The Count of Monte Cristo. I love Scent of a Woman with Al Pacino, love The French Lieutenant s Woman. Those are the movies that I watch a lot and also because I admire those actors.You may get a chance to meet Al Pacino this awards season; he’s on everyone’s Best Supporting Actor list. Will you introduce yourself?[Laughs] I ll take a photo with him.
Today we dropped a preview of a special program we re launching in 2019: We call it RT21, and its purpose is to mark 21 years of Rotten Tomatoes by celebrating the movie and TV moments we ve loved, the critics who have contributed to our growth and success, and, most importantly, the fans who ve been driving debate and discussion with Rotten Tomatoes for more than two decades. The centerpiece of RT21 will be a video series, The 21 Most Memorable Moments, for which some of cinema s biggest names will break down the most unforgettable moments at the movies since Rotten Tomatoes was born. And there will be much more than that (see our 21 Reasons We Can t Wait for 2019) – but we won t give it all way now.
han we d like.—David Opie, Digital SpyThe TVA’s inclusion in this series is a stroke of genius, creating an apparatus [that] excises Loki from the main MCU (and dodges the usual “why don’t Hawkeye or the Eternals help out?” moans) while also creating a vast fantasy/sci-fi playground of all time and space for Hiddleston to play in.—Huw Fullerton, Radio TimesPart workplace comedy, part time-travelling epic, Marvel Studios latest series is a great showcase for the collective charm of Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson.—Rohan Naahar, Hindustan TimesHow Is Owen Wilson as Supporting Character Agent Mobius?Perhaps in its greatest accomplishment, Loki has now changed my perspective on Wilson for the better!—Alex Abad-Santos, VoxMobius and Loki make for an effective odd couple, with the full-tilt diva , as Tony Stark put it in Avengers Assemble, butting up against the unruffled, surfer-dude energy of Wilson s agent.—Helen O Hara, Empire MagazineThe most cinematic Marvel show to date in large part thanks to Hiddleston Wilson. Very strong across the board. A bit slow in parts, but overall top notch entertainment.—Grace Randolph, Beyond the TrailerIf you re a fan of the power of conversation akin to an Aaron Sorkin work, you re going to love Loki. You ll adjust to its pace and will be excited by its detective mystery. Owen Wilson [is] perfectly cast!—Preston Barta, Denton Record-ChronicleThe episodic nature of the series gives the story time to breathe, and Loki and Mobius spend a lot of scenes just sitting in chairs and talking. And it s never boring!—Emma Stefansky, ThrillistMarvel has created a vastly different series. Hiddleston thrives, and Wilson owns this role. It may end up being Marvel s best show yet.—Austin Burke, Austin Burke/Flick Fan NationGod bless Owen Wilson.—Mike Ryan, UproxxAnything Else?Still, it s essentially impossible to hide exposition when there s this much of it, and the chatter becomes as distracting as it is endless.—Ben Travers, indieWireThe wit and wackiness on display here is tempered by life-and-death stakes, as early on a clear mystery of sorts is established, offering up just a touch of a classic procedural format to help ground the action.—Liz Shannon Miller, ColliderThe devil is in the details of Loki, but we promise you that devil is not Mephisto.—David Betancourt, Washington PostFurther proof that when Marvel colour outside the intended lines, they manage their own canvas that s just as attractive and infinitely more interesting.—Peter Gray, The AU ReviewYou re going to have to pay close attention to know what the hell is going on in this colorfully convoluted that is Loki the TV series.—Dominic Patten, Deadline Hollywood DailyThe set design for Loki is top-notch, evoking Terry Gilliam s Brazil with its art deco depiction of the TVA s base of operations, while nifty visual effects are employed to keep Loki chained up and to dispatch agents to time period after time period.—Matt Webb Mitovich, TV LineThe first two episodes of Loki are extremely exciting and this has the potential to be the best of the MCU spin-off shows from 2021. Let s hope it continues to be weird, dystopian and gorgeous to look at.—Fiona Underhill, JumpCut OnlineIt thankfully seems to be dodging everything that went wrong with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and right now, that s good enough.—Kyle Pinion, Screen RexFinal Verdict?(Photo by Disney+)A lot of rigamarole, a lot of time travel jargon and an entirely new science fiction side of the [MCU], but at the very least it succeeds as a showcase for Hiddleston s mischievous smile. It also might give Disney+ its first genuinely good Marvel series.—Kelly Lawler, USA Today Loki is a great-looking, well-paced, original piece that s equal parts workplace comedy, time-hopping adventure, murder mystery and superhero fantasy.—Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-TimesAfter two episodes, Loki is at a tipping point. Having set everything up to an exhausting degree, things could be lined up to get really entertaining.—Dan Fienberg, Hollywood ReporterLoki could well improve, now that its arduous task of educating us about multiverses, and glumly explaining Loki to himself, is with any luck behind it. Let s hope so.—Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph (UK)Marvel has another hit! Loki is smart and witty. A self-proclaimed mischievous scamp, we love to see what trouble Loki finds next.—Tania Lamb, Lola LambchopsLoki is a genre-defying series that is at once bizarre, funny, thrilling and did I say weird already?—Joey Morona, Cleveland Plain DealerLike Loki himself, Loki the series is a little cocksure, reliant on this fan favorite to carry the story like so many Marvel properties do. But also like Loki, they re not wrong.—Proma Khosla, MashableIt s interesting to think and write about a show that s about control, order, chaos, and the unknowable notions of free will, determinism, and choice but mildly entertaining, at best, as a whole.—Rodrigo Perez, The PlaylistNothing can prepare you for Loki, a mind-bending dive into the Marvel Multiverse that takes everything you thought you knew about the MCU and turns it on its head for one of the most ambitious, craziest stories Marvel Studios has ever told.—Josh Wilding, ComicBookMovie.comThe breezy attitude seems right for the show s scant six episodes, which will roll out on Wednesdays. He may be the God of mischief and a mass murderer but Loki knows how to show you a good time.—Tom Long, Detroit NewsLoki launches Wednesday, June 8 on Disney+.
How well do one-time rom-com kings Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant know their own movies – and what the critics thought of them? Very well, it turns out. In our latest game of Name the Review, the two stars of Guy Ritchie s new gangster flick The Gentlemen face their critics and come out on top. The concept is simple: Each actor reads the other a line from a review of one of their films, then they have to guess the movie being referenced. In which film did McConaughey s facial hair give a stellar performance, according to one review? And which of Grant s movies was so good it s still at 100% on the Tomatometer? Find out in the video above, and be sure to play along – Grant s excellent charades skills will help you through.The Gentlemen is in theaters everywhere January 24, 2020.
Apple s March 2019 launch event for its long-anticipated television service (watch it here) finally revealed the company s plans for the major slate of television programming it s been planning for the past couple of years, but it skipped a few key details. Namely: When it would launch, and how much it would cost.Now, the company has revealed those major points, plus the news that a year s subscription for the service, which will include content from Chris Evans, Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg, Taika Waititi, M. Night Shyamalan, and more, will come free with the purchase of a major Apple device.Below, find out everything you need to know about the streaming service, including its name, launch date, cost, programming, and more.UPDATED 9/11/19: Pricing and launch details.RELATED: A Guide to Apple Original Series in Production or DevelopmentWhat is the service called?(Photo by Apple)The company s new, expanded Apple TV app will be home to the new service, which is called Apple TV+.The new Apple TV app will integrate a la carte streaming services, cable and satellite providers, and Apple TV channels (including include HBO, Starz, Showtime, CBS All Access, and more) all in one place. Users will be able to access their purchased iTunes movies and TV shows (and rentals) as well, and everything will be integrated into the same interface.When will it launch?The new Apple TV app launched for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV in May, and on Mac in the fall. Apple TV+ — and the tech company s original series — will launch in more than 100 countries on Nov. 1.How much will it cost?To start, the service will cost .99 a month for a Family Sharing plan that includes up to six uisers, which is low compared to other streaming services. However, those competing services all come with vast libraries of old content, while Apple TV+ will launch with just its first nine original series. Apple TV+ will come with an initial free seven-day trial, and customers who purchase any iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free.What shows will be available?The series available at launch include dramas The Morning Show, See, and For All Mankind; dark comedy Dickinson; kids series Helpsters, Snoopy in Space, and Ghostwriter; and documentary The Elephant Queen.The Morning Show is produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, who star alongside Steve Carell in a series that explores the world of morning news and the ego, ambition and the misguided search for power behind the people who help America wake up in the morning.See stars Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard and is set 600 years in the future after a virus has decimated humankind and rendered the remaining population blind. When all humanity has lost the sense of sight, humans must adapt and find new ways to survive.Dickinson is a darkly comedic coming-of-age story that explores the constraints of society, gender and family through the lens of rebellious young poet Emily Dickinson (Hailee Steinfeld).For All Mankind, from Battlestar Galactica and Outlander creator Ronald D. Moore, imagines what would have happened if the global space race never ended and the space program remained the cultural centerpiece of America’s hopes and dreams.Helpsters, a new children’s series from the makers of Sesame Street, stars Cody and a team of vibrant monsters who love to help solve problems. It all starts with a plan. Snoopy in Space, a new original from Peanuts Worldwide and DHX Media, takes viewers on a journey with Snoopy as he follows his dreams to become an astronaut. Together, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts crew take command of the International Space Station and explore the moon and beyond. Ghostwriter, a reinvention of the beloved original series, follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighborhood bookstore, and must team up to release fictional characters from works of literature.The Elephant Queen is an acclaimed documentary film and cinematic love letter to a species on the verge of extinction, follows a majestic matriarch elephant and her herd on an epic journey of life, loss and homecoming.(Photo by Apple)The original Apple TV+ launch video included interviews with Spielberg, Shyamalan, J.J. Abrams, Ron Howard, Sofia Coppola, Octavia Spencer, Witherspoon, Damien Chazelle, Jennifer Aniston, and Hailee Steinfeld, all talent attached to projects announced in the year ahead of the launch.Spielberg was present in March to announce his reboot of Amazing Stories, while Witherspoon and Aniston (and their costar Steve Carell) revealed the title of their long-awaited morning show drama, The Morning Show. Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard announced their series about the survivors of an apocalypse that left the human race without sight, See. Kumail Nanjiani announced his anthology series about everyday immigrants, Little America. Even Big Bird (yes, that one) announced that Sesame Workshop will debut a new preschool series about coding called Helpsters. Abrams and Sara Bareilles announced their series about an aspiring New York City musician, Little Voice (followed by a short performance from the singer/songwriter and actress).Introducing Apple TV+. A new streaming service with original stories from the most creative minds in TV and film. #AppleEvent pic.twitter.com/xLhtdNNaa2 Apple TV (@AppleTV) March 25, 2019The crowning jewel of the program, however, was when Oprah Winfrey walked on stage to announce her new Apple TV+ venture, which includes two documentaries (one a series about mental health, one about labor abuse) and a brand-new book club partnership with Apple.Excited to announce my new @apple show at the #appleevent! The Morning Show ☀️ it reveals what happens in the fast-pacedworld of broadcast news. I star alongside Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell many other talented cast members. Can’t wait for you all to see it! Coming this Fall! pic.twitter.com/T1ZtpjhnZl Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) March 25, 2019How can I watch it?(Photo by Apple TV+)Subscribers can watch Apple TV+ originals both online and offline, ad-free and on demand, on the Apple TV app, which comes pre-installed on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and iPod touch and will soon be on Mac with macOS Catalina. The Apple TV app is also available on select Samsung smart TVs, and will come to Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony and VIZIO platforms in the future. Web viewers can sign up to watch at tv.apple.com.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
诱online下载 Best-Reviewed Horror Movies 2018Horror wore many skins this year: It was an unlikely vehicle for real-life husband and wife (A Quiet Place); a bonkers comeback vehicle for Nic Cage (Mandy); and a decades-later sequel finally somewhat approaching the original in quality (Halloween). These films continued to prove the vitality and relevance of the genre, whatever its form.The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2018. Scores might change over time.« Previous Category Next Category »
而且《赛马娘》手游上线的势头也是很猛，除了网上经常爆出多少“马主”重金氪金养马娘外，上线后几天，尤其是本月每日收入榜上都是处于日本手游第一位，Cygames跟现实马主间交涉那么久，算是没有让计划泡汤。虽然，我们国内有许多《赛马娘》漫迷翻过去玩这款游戏，甚至期待B站能够跟Cygames谈谈代理的事情，但难度也是挺高的，主要是如何让马主同意才是最难。 What would you do if you woke up in the body of the local town serial killer – and he woke up in yours? That’s the body-swap twist in Blumhouse’s new slasher comedy Freaky, which stars Vince Vaughn as the Blissfield Butcher and Kathryn Newton as a final girl, who both find their lives upended after an incident involved an ancient knife. From Happy Death Day director Christopher Landon, Freaky is already being heralded as one of the most inventive slashersto come around in ages and, in this exclusive clip – where the Butcher and his victim come face to face (in their different faces) – you can see why.Freaky is in theaters November 13, 2020. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
ver nothing that would damage the cause. Culture was important in the mix, especially film, and the paper’s writers brought a distinctly feminist queer perspective to some of the most groundbreaking cinema of the 1970s and ’80s. Consider Janet Singleton’s writing on Personal Best, the seminal lesbian sports drama starring Mariel Hemingway: “How this film sees a woman’s body is, for American cinema, revolutionary. It is not a man’s body in either sense of the term, neither as imitator or property. Sensuality and beauty do not preclude strength and health. Pleasure is as much for the taking as the giving.” Big Mama Rag was part of the larger, growing ecosystem of feminist publications of its time, sharing exchange subscriptions with similar publications across the country and itself utilizing the progressive Liberation News Service. “We were part of a network, we felt, part of a growing movement that could make a difference,” wrote Kathy Riley, who worked on Big Mama Rag, in a recent blog post reflecting on her time volunteering for the paper.Personal Best (1982) 73%Fresh: How this film sees a woman s body is, for American cinema, revolutionary. – Janet Singleton, April 1982Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976) 100%Fresh: Barbara Kopple, producer-director got into the meat of her subject right off the bat, and still was very careful to give her audience a taste of every aspect of the Harlan County miners and their families. – Marquitta Mayes, June, 1977Swept Away... by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August (1974) 60%Rotten: This film is nothing less than anti-woman. That the director and producer was a woman is irrelevant. – Eileen Bresnahan, Kate Sharp, Terra, and Woodwoman, February 1976Read more reviews from Big Mama Rag.(Photo by Philadelphia Gay News)
诱online下载 At the center of it all is Zendaya’s (Spider-Man: Far from Home) Rue, a 17-year-old drug addict who, as we learn in the program s pilot, suffered an overdose and was only saved because her younger sister found her in time. Rue s drug problem goes deep, and it s a perspective of addiction that TV hasn t really explored much. It s been nearly 18 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks inflicted a deep wound into the fabric of America, but while we tend to focus mainly on the political aftermath and various military actions we ve been involved in since, not much attention has been given to the generation who grew up in this new reality.Stories following teens who are disconnected from their parental adult counterparts are nothing at all new, but positing Rue s introduction to the world with the fall of the Twin Towers playing out in the background helps to supply subtext to the challenges her and other young people have had laid out before them. And as her emotional issues begin to form, her parents are quick to have any and every diagnosis handed her way until she s juggling multiple medical fixes for multiple anxiety disorders — none of which are really proven to be sound diagnoses to begin with.Debbie DayInstead of handling the underlying problem, well-intentioned adults teach young Rue that the best way to cure what ails her is to treat her symptoms. As her relationship with her mother becomes fractured, and her father falls victim to cancer, it was shown as an inevitability that she d eventually graduate from medically-assigned prescriptions to her own experiments in self-medicating — all just to find the happiness that has, somehow, eluded her this entire time.There are other characters featured in the show, and yes, we re about to get to them. But it s necessary that we really explore Rue s struggles and motivations because, not only is Zendaya the lead of the show, her performance is the program s backbone. She is the ongoing narrator, walking us through the misadventures of her peers, giving us a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the bigger picture, as the series begins to unfold. And as Rue even admits, she s not the most reliable narrator. You know, because she s always high.(Photo by Eddy Chen/HBO)She may be out of rehab, but Rue s not at all into staying sober. As she s integrated back into high school life, we re introduced to a handful of her peers, all carrying around their own potentially traumatic baggage. Transgender teen Jules (Hunter Schafer) finds a version of solace in random sexual encounters with older men — except maybe it’s a form of self-harm — while high school jock Nate (Jacob Elordi) has extreme anger issues, leading him to extreme acts of violence. In episode 2, we learn that his flashy flavor of toxic masculinity is indeed masking some deep-seated sexual insecurities, all brought on at a young age after he discovers explicit videos of his father s secret homosexual escapades. Mix in the sordid connection that the older man Jules hooked up with is actually Nate s dad Cal (Eric Dane) and the show really takes shape into something even Bret Easton Ellis would envy.Then there s Kat (Barby Ferreira), the nerdy girl who loses her virginity on a drunken dare at a house party. From the initial shame brought on by discovering that her sexual awakening was caught on video, and distributed across the school — even prompting a brief body-shaming interlude with the school principal — she quickly learns of the connective power of sex and the internet. For the first time in her life, she s the object of desire and that discovery changes her entire life.(Photo by HBO)Euphoria is a show that is out to press people s buttons. Cut from the same unsettling cloth as angsty teen movies like Harmony Korine s Gummo and Larry Clark s Kids, Levinson — who has gone on the record about tapping into his own history with drug abuse to write this story — gives us a program that sounds a warning siren about the dangers teens continue to face in the real and online realms, especially for complacent parents everywhere, who are alerted to get involved in their kids lives and pay attention.The series features adults, but when they make their appearance, their roles are mostly presented as background fodder. Euphoria actually has a lot in common with the 2014 indie horror hit It Follows; the parents aren t really in the picture, the overall environment has an inescapable muted quality of a suburban purgatory, and the teens in both that film and this TV series are stalked by their own demons — of course, the ones in the HBO series aren t STD zombies out to commit post-coitus murder. But we digress.(Photo by Eddy Chen/HBO)All this said, there are definitely gripes with the show s tone and subject matter. Levinson has both writing and directing credits here, but at times it does feel as if his vision is a bit disconnected from the 2019 reality these kids are living in.Writing in The New York Times this weekend, health care correspondent Margot Sanger-Katz and Indiana University School of Medicine professor of pediatrics Aaron E. Carroll observed: HBO’s new series Euphoria portrays a youth bacchanal that’s a stretch even for Hollywood. The show suggests that our modern society, with its smartphone dating apps, internet pornography and designer drugs, has made teenage life more extreme and dangerous than ever before. Actually, nearly the opposite is true. Many of the problems these teens face, though, tend to be of the eternal variety, because, really, the trials and tribulations of disaffected youth will always be a thing. Rue s Hunter S. Thompson–style recollections inject an oddly engaging Fear and Loathing quality, giving Euphoria a pointed and visually stunning perspective.(Photo by Eddy Chen/HBO)Rue knows drugs are bad. But her self-hatred runs deep. This drive to be happy, along with her predisposition to despise herself, sets the foundation for the polarizing nature of the whole show.While it may be difficult for many of Euphoria s adult audience to completely relate to her struggles — and that of Jules, Nate, Kat, and the rest — certain visceral elements punch their way through the veil, reminding us of bullies from the past, of the suffocating pressures of adolescent life, of the burdening weight of societal expectations, and the primal need to be loved and accepted that drives each and every one of us to move on, if not exactly forward.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.