亚博全站登录采用百度引擎8（Baidu 4）with Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco, set in 1985. A teaser for HBO’s The New Pope, with Jude Law in a follow-up to The Young Pope. Plus, this week saw teasers for Batwoman, the landmark 21st season of Law Order: Special Victims Unit, season 2 of NBC’s drama Manifest, season 8 of Chicago Fire on NBC, and Dickinson. And trailers dropped for the new Fox drama Prodigal Son, Steven Soderbergh’s docu-series Leavenworth on Starz, and season 3 of Top Boy, produced by Drake and Briarpatch and starring Rosario Dawson.KURT SUTTER WON’T SHOWRUN A THIRD SEASON OF MAYANS M.C.(Photo by FX)Kurt Sutter is co-showrunner of his Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayans M.C., but he told an audience at the season 2 premiere that he will leave if the show gets renewed.“It’s time for the white man to leave the building,” Sutter said, according to Variety.Though Sutter co-created the series, he feels it is time to leave the story of a Latino biker gang to co-creator/co-show runner Elgin James and the Hispanic staff.DEVELOPMENT UPDATES(Photo by Jean-Baptiste Lacroix/AFP/Getty Images)Renee Zellweger signed a first-look deal with MGM TV for two years. She recently made the leap to streaming in Netflix’s What/If. Clickbait, a thriller series about social media, is in development for Netflix.Julie Plec will turn Amy Chozick’s book Chasing Hilary into a Netflix series. The series will be called The Girl on the Bus, the title of one of the book’s chapters. The show will follow four female journalists on the campaign trail, but will not be set during the 2016 Hilary Clinton campaign as the book was.Bates Motel and The Good Doctor star Freddie Highmore is developing the dark comedy Homesick for TBS with James Mitchell. Homesick is about the dysfunctional relationship between a 20-something man and his mother.Mitch Albom is adapting his own book The Five People You Meet in Heaven for Fox. Albom also adapted his book for the 2004 ABC miniseries. CBS is developing a United Nations workplace comedy UNprofessionals from producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Academy Award winning Hurt Locker writer Mark Boal will write Rise and Fall: The Story of 9/11 for ABC. ABC plans to air the miniseries in 2021 for the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.Will Forte and Kaitlin Olson will star in Flipped for the yet to be released Quibi platform. Amy Heckerling is also directing the 10 episode Quibi musical series Royalties. Even murder houses can get extreme makeovers in Quibi’s reality series Murder House Flip, according to a Quibi press release.Hulu is almost ready to give Lamorne Morris’s comedy Woke a series order. Universal Television won the bidding war for Bruce Holsinger’s novel The Gifted School and are looking for a writer. Sherry Marsh is producing. Nickelodeon greenlit the holiday competition series Top Elf and a full season of hidden camera show The Substitute.I Mom So Hard web series creators Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are developing a pilot based on their web series for ABC. Modern Family star Sara Hyland and Emily Gordon are developing an untitled comedy for ABC. Drunk History creators Derek Waters signed a first-look deal with Comedy Central along with the show’s seventh season renewal. Sheryl Underwood will host Freeform’s gift-wrapping competition series Wrap Battle.CASTING UPDATES(Photo by ABC)Viola Davis has been cast as Michele Obama on Showtime’s First Ladies. The drama series will also tell stories about Eleanor Roosevelt and Betty Ford.Mike Flanagan confirmed on Twitter that Haunting of Hill House star Henry Thomas would have a new role in the follow-up The Haunting of Bly Manor.I m beyond thrilled to announce that the inestimable, irreplaceable, invaluable Henry Thomas has joined the cast of THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR. Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) August 28, 2019John Pankow and Richard Kind will return for Spectrum Original s Mad About You revival.Lena Waithe s Showtime pilot How to Make Love to a Black Woman has cast Kendrick Sampson and Carra Patterson.Power’s Lela Loren joins the cast of Altered Carbon for season 2, according to a Netflix press release. Loren will play Danica Harlan, the governor of planet Harlan’s World.Garcelle Beauvais joins season 2 of CBS All Access’s Tell Me a Story, according to Deadline. Beauvais will play evil stepmother Veronica Garland in a season inspired by princess fairy tales.Plus, Lauren Graham has joined the NBC musical Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, stepping in for the pilot’s Carmen Cusack. Jason Derulo will host the first-ever Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi. Beau Garrett joins the cast of Netflix’s Katherine Hannah adaptation Firefly Lane. Naomie Harris will co-star with Jude Law in the HBO/Sky series The Third Day. Philippa Lowthrope has also been hired to direct episodes four through six. Joe Minoso will recur on season 3 of Epix’s Get Shorty.
对于神途传奇手游，我们每个人心里都有自己的专属回忆，或是攻城的激情，或是兄弟情，或是打到装备的惊喜……有些事，放置心中一隅，永不褪色；有些情，在岁月中沉睡，一直鲜艳。奈何时间稍纵即逝，而立之年，我们无法抽出全部的精力投入到游戏里，升级相对轻松，玩法依旧经典。 (Photo by Weinstein Company LLC/Courtesy Everett Collection)All Jennifer Lawrence Movies RankedIf there ever was a life-or-death need to pick a Hollywood it-girl to define the 2010s, Jennifer Lawrence would surely be the one chosen to save our hides. She started the decade with the star-making Winter s Bone, the rural mystery that marked only her third feature film appearance, nabbing a Best Actress Oscar nomination in the process. 2011 and 2012 came and it felt like Lawrence was everywhere, across blockbusters like X-Men: First Class and The Hunger Games, along with Silver Linings Playbook, for which she finally ( finally meaning five years into a film acting career) won the Academy Award. Sequels and franchising were the name of the game in the 2010s, so of course she stuck around as Mystique in every X-Men sequel, all the way to the bitter end with Dark Phoenix. Likewise, Hunger Games completed its dystopic story with Lawrence in the lead. In-between, she collaborated twice more Playbook director David O. Russell (Joy, American Hustle), worked with 2010s it-dude Chris Pratt (Passengers), and released against-type material like mother! and Red Sparrow. In 2020, Lawrence signed up for Adam McKay s Netflix comedy Don t Look Up; she and Cate Blanchett will play astronomers who go on a media tour to convince people a meteor will destroy the Earth in six months. Until that comedy shows up in your streaming queue, we re looking back on all Jennifer Lawrence movies ranked by Tomatometer!
tended editions: 20 hours 30 minutes; Theatrical cuts: 17 hours and 12 minutes.Starts with: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Ends with: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Best way to watch: Some would argue the second trilogy – though the first by story chronology – from Peter Jackson was an unnecessary and bloated cash grab that should be avoided at all costs, but we have a better suggestion. We suggest you begin with the LOTR animated film from 1978, which will give you all the events of the films in a quicker and to-the-point format. Then, if you are compelled to see the best of The Hobbit live-action series, we would say check out the standard edition of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which is the best of the three. We would also suggest you try to watch the extended editions of the original live-action LOTR series – they are more than worth it for the extra content. This recommendation would make for a shorter, 16-hour watch, which could be broken up easily over two days. Where to watch: FandangoNOW (Discount Bundle), Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, GooglePlay. The Two Towers and The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King standard editions are streaming on Netflix.Marvel Cinematic UniverseWhat is it: The 23-film saga that chronicles the epic adventures of various superheroes, based on the comics first distributed by Marvel and its subsidiaries. How many hours: 50 hours and 3 minutes.Starts with: Iron Man (2008) Ends with: Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Best way to watch: Not surprising for a franchise that grossed over billion at the global box office, but Marvel Studios 23-film, decade-long opus is quite watchable as is. Some folks would have argued in 2010 that Avengers: The Age of Ultron is a skippable mess, but as we detail here, it is essential viewing to truly appreciate the first four phases of the saga that culminated with Avengers: Endgame. Sorry for those looking for a shortcut, but watching it all is worth it. Viewing all 23 movies straight through, without breaks, however, is not the way to do it.Instead, we suggest you go in release order and complete each day as follows: day one after Avengers; day two after Ant-man; day three after Black Panther; and finish on day four with Spider-Man: Far From Home. If you ve previously watched the MCU and are looking to watch it in a new way, use our guide here to watch in chronological order based on the events of each film. If the thought of 50 hours of superheroes is still too intimidating for you, but you want to understand enough to get by, watch these character introduction films (Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy) and these team-up films (Civil War, Winter Soldier, Avengers, Ultron, Infinity War, Endgame). Once you have finished that, check out our Oral Histories of the MCU, in which the directors, producer, and casting director who worked on the epic franchise break down all the behind-the-scene secrets.Where to watch: FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, GooglePlay. All of the films save The Incredible Hulk and the Spider-Man films are streaming on Disney+. The Avengers: Infinity War and The Avengers: Endgame are streaming on Netflix; and Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, and Thor are streaming on Amazon Prime.Die Hard FranchiseWhat is it: Follow John McClane, a police detective who seems to be a magnet for maniacal criminals no matter which city/structure he is in, and proves to be a tough man to kill.How many hours: 10 hours and 14 minutes.Starts with: Die Hard (1988) Ends with: A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) Best way to watch: The original Die Hard is so beloved that many argue it s the greatest action film ever made – or maybe the greatest Christmas movie, but that is a debate for another day. The film and its follow-ups have a loyal fanbase, and though the second and third entries pale in comparison to the first, we still say they re worth a watch. The fourth film, Live Free or Die Hard, is a true return to form and, frankly, it s where you should stop unless you are a true completist. The series most recent film, A Good Day to Die Hard, is the only PG-13 entry on the list, and without McClane s iconic Yippee-ki-yay, motherf ker, there s really no point pushing play.Where to watch: FandangoNOW (Discounted Bundle), Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, GooglePlay. Die Hard and Die Hard with a Vengeance are streaming now on CinemaxGo; Live Free or Die Hard is streaming on the Starz app.The Fast Furious FranchiseWhat is it: Follow Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew, which he calls his family, as they shift from illegal street-racing criminals to heist experts and then finally emerge as a new crime-fighting unit that tackles the world of espionage.How many hours: 15 hours and 57 mins. Starts with: The Fast and the Furious (2001) Ends with: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Best way to watch: As Dom and everyone in the Fast franchise says – quite often – this is about family. So, if you re looking for something to skip, it s hard to imagine who you d want to kick out one of the family – though, let s be honest, 2 Fast 2 Furious is definitely not Dad s favorite. Without Vin Diesel, that entry can barely call itself a Fast and Furious movie, and the 2009 series soft reboot, Fast Furious, is not much better and an easy call to skip, as well. We would caution against skipping third entry Toyko Drift; its charms are significantly more than its 37% Tomatometer score would suggest (something we wax about in our book Rotten Movies We Love). Not to spoil anything, but when we finally get Fast 9 in 2021, you ll need to have seen Tokyo Drift to understand everything fully – check out #JusticeForHan after you finish the series, and you will understand. Where to watch: FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, GooglePlay. Hobbs Shaw and Fast Five are streaming on HBOnow; Fast 6 is streaming on FXnow.Rocky FranchiseWhat is it: Follow Philly underdog boxer-turned-champion, Rocky Balboa, as he battles various fighters in the ring, as well as his own issues outside of it, and later trains the next generation of champions.How many hours: 14 hours and 55 minutes. Starts with: Rocky (1976) Ends with: Creed II (2018)Best way to watch: This one s real simple: trust us and skip Rocky V. Just pretend it didn t happen; we re pretty sure Sylvester Stallone did. Where to watch: FandangoNOW (Discount Bundle), Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, GooglePlay. Rocky Balboa is streaming on the Starz app; Creed II is streaming on Hulu and Amazon.Harry Potter / Wizarding World FranchiseWhat is it: The franchise based on JK Rowling s phenomenally successful novels follows the adventures of Harry Potter, an orphan-turned-famed wizard, the evil He Who Must Not Be Named, and the Wizarding World they inhabit.How many hours: 24 hours and 6 minutes. Starts with: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Ends with: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Best way to watch: As this is a British series, allow us to put this as politely as possible: Fantastic Beasts is simply not quite on form. The first entry is saved by Eddie Redmayne and mesmerizing magical effects; the second entry is the first and only Rotten flick from the Wizarding World and very skippable at this stage. The original seven films are near perfect, but if you wanted to pass over The Chamber of Secrets you wouldn t miss much – you won t be too confused later in the series. (Though if watching as a family, this is one the kids tend to like.) If you follow that suggestion, you can finish the entire series in one day.Where to watch: FandangoNOW (Discount Bundle), Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, GooglePlay. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is streaming on HBONow.X-Men Franchise亚博全站登录Disney’s latest reimagining of its animated classics looks back at the origin of Cruella de Vil, with Emma Stone portraying the One Hundred and One Dalmatians villain. Titled Cruella, the live-action movie arrives in theaters and on Disney+ (with Premier Access) in two weeks, but critics have already seen it and begun sharing their thoughts on social media. Going by this initial buzz, Cruella is a surprisingly fun prequel, particularly delightful in its performances and all of its design elements, especially the costuming.Here’s what critics are saying about Cruella:Is this another win for Disney?Cruella is ICONIC. Shannon McGrew, Nightmarish ConjuringsRidiculously entertaining. Tania Lamb, Lola LambchopsCruella is spectacular fun. Erik Anderson, AwardsWatchCruella is absolutely divine. Deliciously devilish, wonderfully wicked, undeniably outrageous. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionCruella is an absolute blast!! Wickedly wild, it’s a darkly comic joy! One of the biggest and best surprises of the year! Jimmy O, JoBloCruella is going to be the biggest surprise of the summer. Josh Wilding, ComicBookMovie.comIt s easily my favorite movie of the year. Tessa Smith, Mama s Geeky(Photo by ©2021 Disney Enterprises)It is award-worthy?Cruella is this year s first true Oscar contender in many, many categories! Tessa Smith, Mama s GeekyHair Makeup, Production Design, and Costume Design are sure bets for Oscars noms. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentWill it even satisfy Disney haters?Cruella [is] bold, dark, and wonderfully anti-Disney… Definitely not for kids, which is so refreshing to see from Disney. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentNow THIS is the kind of Disney Princess I can get behind, darling. Grace Randolph, Beyond the TrailerHow does it compare to Disney s other live-action remakes?Possibly the best live-action Disney movie yet…this movie is something special. Josh Wilding, ComicBookMovie.comIt completely stands out on its own from all the other Disney live action films thus far. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentWhat about the two previous versions of 101 Dalmatians?Audaciously reshapes the infamous villain’s narrative. Nods to the animated classic are FUN. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionEmma Stone is FLAWLESS as Cruella, and her version blows Glenn Close s version out of the water. Tessa Smith, Mama s Geeky(Photo by ©2021 Disney Enterprises)Is the film reminiscent of anything else?Cruella is the spiritual successor to The Devil Wears Prada. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionCruella is Joker meets The Devil Wears Prada. Josh Wilding, ComicBookMovie.com[Cruella] has Joker moments here and there, but she is definitely her own character. Grace Randolph, Beyond the TrailerCruella is the perfect combination of Batman Returns meets The Devil Wears Prada. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentCruella is a fabulous heist film. John Nguyen, Nerd ReactorCruella is a tasty caper. Scott Thompson, IGN MoviesHow is Emma Stone?Emma Stone is perfection. Jimmy O, JoBloEmma Stone crackles as she evolves in the titular lead. Simon Thompson, IGN MoviesEmma Stone legitimately gave me CHILLS at one point. Sarah El-Mahmoud, CinemaBlend(Photo by ©2021 Disney Enterprises)What about Emma Thompson?There are two queens in Cruella. Emma Stone and Emma Thompson both shine in a battle of who is more wicked. Tania Lamb, Lola LambchopsEmma Stone is just mind-blowing, and Emma Thompson matches her every step of the way. Josh Wilding, ComicBookMovie.comEmma Stone and Emma Thompson are truly an iconic pairing, and they play it to the hilt. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionI loved Emmas Stone and Thompson chewing and gnashing at the scenery with glee. Erik Anderson, AwardsWatchEmma Stone absolutely shines as Cruella, and Emma Thompson is wonderfully wicked as the Baroness. John Nguyen, Nerd ReactorEmma Stone/Emma Thompson are a devious match whose performances test the boundaries of a Disney film. Shannon McGrew, Nightmarish ConjuringsAre there any other highlights in the cast?Paul Walter Hauser is absolutely hilarious. Erik Anderson, AwardsWatchPaul Walter Hauser is terrific and Winks the dog is adorable. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentI also have to mention Paul Walter Hauser, because he s a real highlight and so, so funny (I d say the same about Joel Fry, too). Wonderful double act who play off Emma Stone perfectly. Josh Wilding, ComicBookMovie.comPaul Walter Hauser and Joel Fry are terrific as Horace and Jasper. They’re animated without being cartoony, giving their supporting characters multi-faceted internality and introspection. They’re heart and humor. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionJoel Fry and Paul Walter Hauser make for delightful partners in crime. Simon Thompson, IGN MoviesWe have the first officially out and proud Disney character (John McCrea) in her gang! Grace Randolph, Beyond the Trailer(Photo by ©2021 Disney Enterprises)How about those costumes, though?Gorgeously costumed by Jenny Beaven. Erik Anderson, AwardsWatchEvery outfit is STUNNING and fits perfectly in the London punk rock era. Tessa Smith, Mama s GeekyA visual feast of 1970s London and high fashion. Tania Lamb, Lola LambchopsStylish and sassy. The dive into 70s fashion is fab. Sarah El-Mahmoud, CinemaBlendCostume designer Jenny Beavan deserves third billing. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionDo any other elements stand out?Rich visuals and creative cinematography enhance this pithy origin story dipped in camp. Simon Thompson, IGN MoviesAn exciting score by Nicholas Britell. Erik Anderson, AwardsWatchIt’s got a killer soundtrack. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionThe soundtrack is FIRE! Tessa Smith, Mama s Geeky(Photo by ©2021 Disney Enterprises)How is Craig Gillespie s work as director?I m so glad Cruella had a director like Craig Gillespie, who has explored the horror genre with the 2011 remake of Fright Night, cause it helped set a darker, more insidious undertone. Shannon McGrew, Nightmarish ConjuringsHow about Craig Gillespie’s superb direction? [He] continues to showcase his range as a filmmaker. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentDoes it have any problems?The film is too long. Tania Lamb, Lola LambchopsA bit long in the tooth at 2h 15m. Erik Anderson, AwardsWatchThere are questionable things with Cruella s backstory that make it hard to pair up with the villain we hate to love… Anyone concerned about the need for an origin story for Cruella de Vil will find things to be frustrated about. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpyA Cruella De Vil origin still wasn t earned for me overall. Cruella felt forced and over indulgent. Sarah El-Mahmoud, CinemaBlendAny parting thoughts?Don t miss the post credit scene! WOW! Tessa Smith, Mama s GeekyIt SCREAMS for a sequel. Grace Randolph, Beyond the TrailerCruella opens in theaters and streams on Disney+ with Premiere Access on May 28, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
Jacqueline Coley for Rotten Tomatoes: Tell us about #blackAF. Is this black-ish unleashed?Kenya Barris: Yes, and no. It s a family show about my family, so in that, it is like black-ish, but those were archetypes. This is more accurate — well, except for the mother of my children; she s very different from what Rashida is doing. Rashida is a little bit more of a revolutionist. I ve been doing family shows for a long time, but felt like they needed a reboot. With Netflix, it feels like we re in this new era, in this new dawn, and what better place to try to reboot black-ish into a more authentic family. I made them functionally dysfunctional. And the notion behind it was to take out of my point of view, give the point of view of my daughter, and try and do it in a much more honest way.At ABC, I love those guys, but they were terrified of talking about having any kind of success. They thought it could be ostracizing. I always felt the opposite. I felt like, in the time of Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Barack and Michelle [Obama], or Swizz Beatz and Alicia [Keys], the idea of wish fulfillment and aspirational things really resonates. At the core of it, it s a human story; that was what I m tapping into, or that was what we hoped. But it s also so much scarier, because this was me and much closer to my real family — a rejection of this is a rejection of me in a much bigger way.(Photo by Netflix)You ve mostly worked in linear television. How was the switch to streaming?Barris: It was terrifying. It honestly was. No ad breaks? Just streaming? I m a fan of telling stories where in Act 1, you set the problem up, really explore it in the second, and resolve it in the third. And this was a completely different way of telling those stories. I really enjoyed it, to be honest with you. I enjoyed not having to focus on act breaks and commercials.But at the same time, one of the things that I missed was, Netflix is an unbelievably free, creative environment. As much s t as I used to talk about getting notes, there s something to having a partner give you notes, even if you disagree with them. The freedom to make what you want is a place you want to be as creative person. But if it bombs, you can t blame anybody else. [Laughs] I was like, Be careful what you wish for. But, it was a really, really good experience. I don t know what s going to happen with the show, but we re proud of what we did. They let me do something that I ve never done before. I m so proud of the actors and the family that we put together and the kids and Rashida. But it was terrifying.As your first show on a new deal with Netflix, this is a big swing as far as subject matter and tone. Was that a choice? Barris: I wanted to be noisy. [Netflix] is doing 400 series this year. Not 400 episodes of television, 400 series. To stand out in that crowd was really important to me. I would like to say I don t care what people think, but I care about the critics. In network television, you have your morning-after scorecard. You have ratings that was like basically getting your grade on your test.Netflix doesn t really have that. All you really have is critics, and they ll tell you if you make it or not. So for that, I knew I wanted to be loud. I wanted to try to be noisy and let it be authentic and personal. And know your lane — this is as close to my lane as I possibly can get. I let myself hang out there, but it makes it a lot scarier.(Photo by Netflix)Let s talk about episode 5. It talks about criticism and Rotten Tomatoes in general, but the first thing we have to know is, are you surprised by anything else besides Space Jam, which is discussed in the episode, being rated Rotten on the Tomatometer?Barris: [Laughs] Not to be controversial, but — f k it — I m just gonna say it: I m a huge Boots Riley fan. I think Sorry To Bother You got a 90-something percent. I m like, Really? I m with you until horse people. [Laughs] But my daughter argues with me about it, because she was like, That s the beauty of it. We don t get to do that often in our business We [Black creatives] are not allowed to be open and fluid, have weird endings, and get those kinds of ratings. But still, I check the score.At RT, we argue about scores all the time if that makes you feel any better. Will you be checking the score for #blackAF when it drops? Do you still care?Barris: Absolutely. I care. Tyler thinks I m crazy for caring, but I care. I care what white people are saying. I care what gay people think. I care what Black people think. I care what Rotten Tomatoes thinks. I care. Steven Spielberg put this article out, and he said if you believe any of it, you have to believe all of it, so he doesn t read reviews. Good for him. I m neurotic. I want to be liked, probably too much, but I definitely care. I think we need commercial success. There s room for If Beale Street Could Talk and Moonlight, but there was also something special about Cosby. We have learned the whole story about the man now, but at the time it was special that he became what he did. The Cosby Show changed the trajectory of what we were in this world. That was the first time I ever saw my white friends want the same father that I had.It s one of the things that I was really always happy about with black-ish is that when we first came on, we beat or came close to beating Modern Family. And, that was a huge statement to the powers that be. A lot of things that came after were because of black-ish in some aspect. Not to toot my own horn, but they were kind of derivative of what we did. Other creators said, Oh, why can t I talk about my family? I could talk about my family, and I can be more specific. People started seeing themselves reflected in things and that became the mainstream.(Photo by Emily V. Aragones/Netflix)You brought in Tyler Perry for this episode to talk about the Rotten Tomatoes, and he doesn t share your opinion.Barris: I love that Tyler was like, Oh, I don t f k with them Tomatoes. I have people in my family, they enjoy his films, particularly my mom, my aunt, and some of my relatives. They get so much enjoyment from his movies — honest enjoyment, not just ironic or so-bad-it s-good, just honest enjoyment. He opens up at box offices and does business, too. So why are those people s opinion not as important as someone else s opinion. Their opinion counts, too. Tyler puts a movie out that people enjoy. And because people or certain critics might not feel like it s the most elevated form of comedy, he s destroyed Black culture. There are people who really enjoy him, just as there are people who love Adam Sandler.Tyler Perry opens up doors for Shonda [Rhimes] and me, for Barry Jenkins, and so many others. The only color Hollywood really cares about is green. And, he has the greenest story in Hollywood. He deserves to do his movies and be celebrated just as much as Adam Sandler. He knows his audience. He entertains them, and he s opened so many doors for people of color. Why take away his success? Why marginalize his success because it s not for you. That s where Rotten Tomatoes and those other aggregators have a hard time accurately evaluating our work. It s hard because I feel like many white male reviewers are afraid. They feel like if a female-driven movie or an LGBTQ movie or a Black movie comes out, they can t rip on it. They think, I m not going to be the guy who says something bad about this. Then at the same time, because Tyler Perry s the whipping boy, he s the one guy that they re comfortable taking a swipe at, and I have a problem with that.(Photo by Netflix)In that same episode, you had a Zoom call with a fictional Ava DuVernay, Tim Story, Lena Waithe, Will Packer, and Issa Rae — a.k.a. some of the biggest names in Black Hollywood. How did that come about? Did they have input in their characters ?Barris: I wrote it, and I gave them a little bit of a pitch when I sent it. My pitch was Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer could be on a show together. And, Jerry could joke, Sorry I didn t blow something up, Michael. No one would think any less of Michael Bay or Jerry Bruckheimer for that. They d say, They re bosses and that s how they talk in real life. They can be self-deprecating with their work and never think less about each other. Why can t we do that? Here s the exact group of people responsible for a lot of entertainment on television right now. Especially, in a cultural sense. Why do all our calls have to be something that s like, Between you and me Why can t people see us actually have the conversations that we have and know that we re critiquing our work, too, just the same way everyone else is critiquing our work.How honest do you think creatives are with each other, publicly or privately, if you could give them a grade?Barris: I think it s probably a B. The one thing that I really appreciate about us is that we show up for each other. Black Panther is a great example of us showing up for each other. Black Panther was an amazing movie. Ryan Coogler is going to go down as one of the best filmmakers in the history of cinema. But, one of the things that helped that movie is that we showed up for him. In addition to everyone else showing up, because it was a great movie, we showed up for him. And it was the same thing with Girls Trip. That first weekend, in droves, and our people showed up with their girlfriends. And then boom, next thing we see is white girlfriends showing up doing the same thing. When things cross over and become mainstream, and it allows everyone else to be a part of it. It doesn t feel so niche.That s something that we do, and it s important that we continue to do it. As far as celebrating sort of publicly, actually, I think we get an A. I think that privately the conversations are always a little bit scarier. You can have them with your close peers, and sometimes it s a little bit harder to sit through, because you don t want to have say something that makes someone feel like you re not being supportive. But we re getting better. The calls, that episode, the willingness of people who have active careers to do things like this shows that we re getting better. I m a huge Jordan [Peele], but after Jordan did Us, I was seeing articles saying like, He s Hitchcock. And I was like, I think even Jordan would be like, That s a little bit quick. There s a positiveness to us being embraced like that, but we have to put in the work. We have to be respected in terms of the general notion of what it takes to really put those 10,000 hours in.I just watched Unorthodox on Netflix, and I m like, Why can t we [Black people] have this? Black people get, like, four stories to tell. White people have like a million options. With [Unorthodox], that story was such a niche story, but it was told so well, someone bought it and people support it. I m like, Why can t we tell more of those stories? Why can t we get stories that feel outside of what people are used to hearing from us?, because that s how we actually grow culturally and within the industry.Since you do read reviews, do you have a favorite critic? Barris: Emily Nussbaum did a great New Yorker article on me, and she kind of changed my career. She embedded with us for a few days and she really got it. She s also like a TV fanatic. I am always interested in what people like her have to say. I get it. Some people don t like what I do, and I am OK with that, but I am also not going to pretend it doesn t bother me. I get it: I m not for them. But that s that needy part of me, because I want so badly for them to like my stuff.Many creatives feel that way. Quentin Tarantino was awarded Best Original Screenplay last year by New York Film Critics Circle, and he spent half his acceptance speech talking about one of the members who has hated every movie he s made, but Tarantino loves his writing. And this is a man with multiple Oscars and nothing to prove. Barris: And, that s part of why Tarantino s a good writer. How do you say that you don t care? How could you not care? It s you. You ve put years of your time, energy, and life-blood into this thing, to say you don t care? It s like you re either a sociopath or a liar.#blackAF premieres April 17 on Netflix.
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This Week s Ketchup brings you another 10 headlines from the world of film development news (those stories about what movies Hollywood is working on for you next), covering such titles as The Batman and wait, you only want to know about The Batman, right? OK, here we go This WEEK S TOP STORYRobert Pattinson In Talks for The Batman, Along with Nicholas Hoult(Photo by Dee Cercone/Everett Collection, @ Warner Bros. Pictures, Jason Smith/Everett Collection)British actor Robert Pattinson made his film debut as Cedric Diggory in 2005 s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire but he s probably still most recognized for playing the vampire Edward Cullen in the five Twlight Saga films. Now in his 30s, Pattinson has lately been focusing on independent and non-Hollywood films like Good Time, High Life, The Rover, and The Lost City of Z. Thursday night, the news broke that Pattinson is now in talks to continue his relationship with Warner Bros. (which produced the Harry Potter films) in one of their highest-profile upcoming projects, the DC Comics adaptation The Batman. That report came from Variety, but some competitors are cautioning that the deal with Pattinson is not final, with Nicholas Hoult (Tolkien, About a Boy) also in the running, if Pattinson does not sign on. The Batman will be the first solo movie for the DC Comics superhero since The Dark Knight Rises, and will be directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), whose most recent film was 2017 s War for the Planet of the Apes. Pattinson s next film for Warner Bros. will be an untitled Christopher Nolan s project (July 7, 2020), with The Batman scheduled nearly a year later on June 25, 2021.Fresh Developments1. The Next Star Wars Trilogy, Kicking off in 2022, Comes Via the Game of Thrones Showrunners(Photo by Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection)Much has been made this week about the declining Tomatometer scores for the last two episodes of Game of Thrones, but seen from the big picture, the show still retains an impressive 91% Tomatometer score. Having said that, Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Pictures may have been better off announcing this week s news earlier in the month. Last week, Disney confirmed that the Star Wars franchise will take a three-year hiatus after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (December 20, 2019) with new films every two years thereafter (December 12, 2022; December 20, 2024; December 18, 2026). This week we learned that the first of these new Star Wars films in 2022 will be produced by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. That revelation came with almost no other details, but there are lingering rumors that their Star Wars project will be set in the same era as the Star Wars: The Old Republic video games. Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is also reportedly working on a new Star Wars trilogy.2. The Real Mandarin will appear in the MCU(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)As it turned out, Thanos was the big bad of the first 20 or so films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If we look back to the original Iron Man, however, the villain that was being teased was the Mandarin, one of Iron Man s oldest arch-nemeses. The road to the Mandarin continued in 2013 with Iron Man 3, and the All Hail the King Marvel One-Shot short film, but we have not yet seen the Mandarin in his classic form. This week, in a Reddit AMA, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige directly addressed The Mandarin, answering Yes to a question about future plans for the character. As to when we might see the Mandarin, one strong and obvious possibility is the Shang-Chi movie, which is currently in active development.3. Sebastian Stan Joins Lupita Nyong o and Jessica Chastain in Spy Movie 355(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Something that we point out all the time here is that there have been so many Marvel movies by this point that many new films have at least a couple of Marvel stars (especially if we can include the Fox movies). Jessica Chastain (who s joining the club with next month s Dark Phoenix) is producing and starring in a new international spy movie called 355, which will start filming on July 8 in Paris before moving to London and Morocco. 355 will feature several female costars, including Lupita Nyong o (Black Panther), Penelope Cruz, and Fan Bingbing (Blink from X-Men: Days of Future Past). We can now also add to the cast Sebastian Stan, a.k.a. the Winter Soldier, and Edgar Ramirez (who costarred with Penelope Cruz in TV s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story). (Marion Cotillard had previously been attached to costar but has recently dropped out.) The title 355 is a reference to Agent 355, a female spy during the American Revolution.4. Rami Malek Finds Denzel Washington s Little Things(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek recently signed on to star in the next James Bond film as the its villain, and this week, he signed on for another new project. Malek is in talks with Warner Bros. to join Denzel Washington in the police crime thriller The Little Things. Washington will play a burned-out cop up in Kern County who teams with Baxter (Malek), a crack detective from the LA Sheriff’s Department, to catch a serial killer. The Little Things refers to Washington s character s ability to see the little things that can help solve a case. 5. Emma Thompson Joins Emma Stone In Disney s Cruella(Photo by @ A24)Walt Disney Pictures is proceeding, a few movies a year, in their far-reaching plans to adapt their classic animated movies into live-action films (including next week s Aladdin). Just last week, Disney announced a release date of December 23, 2020 for Cruella, their live-action reimagining of the villain character from 101 Dalmatians. Emma Stone has been attached for a while to play Cruella in the film, which will be set in the world of high fashion of the 1970s. Another Emma, Emma Thompson, signed on this week to play the film s antagonist, which also gives us a better idea about the premise (basically, it s a prequel to 101 Dalmatians). Stone s version of Cruella will be a brilliant clothing designer who nonetheless toils as a lowly department store worker. One day, a posh woman known as the Baroness (Thompson) enters the store, wearing Cruella’s special locket that was given to her by her mother, leading Cruella to plot against her. Cruella is scheduled to come out five days after Coming to America 2 and Steven Spielberg s West Side Story, and the same day as The Croods 2.6. Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, And Morgan Freeman Team Up on The Comeback Trail(Photo by @ Broad Green Pictures, © Vertical Entertainment /Courtesy Everett Collection, ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved./Courtesy Everett Collection)Every few years or so, we get another movie that brings together a few older movie stars. Tommy Lee Jones starred in Space Cowboys (with Clint Eastwood, James Garner, and Donald Sutherland), and then in 2013, Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman costarred in Last Vegas (for just two examples). The latest such movie is called The Comeback Trail, and the stars this time around will be De Niro and Freeman again, plus Jones. De Niro will play a man in debt to a mob boss (Freeman) who creates an insurance fraud by casting washed-up, suicidal cowboy/movie star Duke Montana (Jones) in a poorly written Western with the intention of killing him during the first days of filming. Zach Braff (of TV s Scrubs) will also costar in The Comeback Trail as De Niro s business partner.#7. Chris Rock (!?) delivering Saw Spin-off for 2020(Photo by Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection, @ Lionsgate)Way before James Wan directed movies like The Conjuring and Aquaman, he was actually the director of the very first Saw movie in 2004 (and he produced several of the sequels). The torture-trap horror franchise is on its way back to theaters for next year (October 23, 2020), but it s coming to us via a celebrity producer in the form of Saturday Night Live alum Chris Rock. Rock is reportedly a longtime fan of the Saw movies and came to the untitled Saw spin-off with his own pitch for how to start a new story that is not a reboot, but one that will work within the existing Saw mythology. The new Saw movie will be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, the director of Saw II (37%), Saw III (28%), Saw IV (18%), and 11-11-11 (7%) – but could the involvement of Chris Rock and James Wan turn things around?Rotten Ideas2. James Wan Producing Mortal Kombat RebootJoel MearesLast week s Pokémon Detective Pikachu may have broken box office records, and also have the first ever Fresh Tomatometer score for a video-game adaptation, but one movie doesn t make for an instant rebound for the entire concept. Regardless, Hollywood is still chugging along with its collective plans for video-game movies, and this week, we learned that Mortal Kombat is one of the already attempted (a few times) video game franchises that s coming back. Producer James Wan is on board this attempt at rebooting Mortal Kombat, which is scheduled to start filming in Australia later this year. It s not yet clear which Mortal Kombat games or characters will be adapted for this new movie. The first Mortal Kombat was Rotten with 46%, and its sequel Annihilation was much lower with just 2%. With Wan on board, the reboot could nudge Fresh territory, but we re waiting to see.1. Can Paramount Take On Marvel With Obscure Atlas Comics Movies?The biggest challenge for any movie studio that s not Disney or Warner Bros. in challenging their superhero movies is that there is only one Marvel Comics, and only one DC Comics. Sure, there are other comic book companies, but none of them are the big two. One company that briefly tried to get into their space in the 1970s was Atlas Comics, formed by Martin Goodman, the original founder of the 1930s company that later became Marvel Comics. Atlas Comics launched with dozens of titles and some notable writers and artists, but they mostly were all cancelled within three or four issues. Paramount Pictures has regardless started an agreement to adapt Atlas Comics titles into superhero movies. The possible movies include such titles as The Cougar, Ironjaw, Tigar-Man, Grim Ghost, and The Hands of the Dragon. We re calling this play by Paramount one of the week s Rotten Ideas just because taking on Marvel and DC seems crazy: Atlas Comics was never going to, and still isn t, ever going to compete with titles like The Avengers, Justice League, or X-Men. But then again, remember when folks thought Iron Man was too obscure to launch a franchise Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
h, the most likely to succeed. She’s the woman with the plan to track down the killer and the guts to charge into the crowd of the Croaker Queen Pageant talent competition to save her friend. Unfortunately, luck just wasn’t on her side.Paige in House of Wax (2005) 27%(Photo by © Warner Bros. )Played by Paris HiltonWhen it was announced that Paris Hilton would play a supporting character in Jaume Collet-Serra’s remake of House of Wax, there was a resounding cheer that audiences would get to see this real-life heel bloodily sacrificed for the movie gods. The thing is: Hilton killed it. She infused Paige with the same detached and fascinating poppy materialism she possessed in her reality show, becoming the best love-to-hate- em sidekick.Vasquez in Aliens (1986) 97%Played by Jenette GoldsteinThe descriptor “badass” is tossed around for really any female character who demonstrates anything remotely “strong.” But Jenette Goldstein’s Vasquez is potentially the only character worthy of being called a badass. Her barbed quips and buff biceps are perhaps the most memorable aspect of an extremely memorable film. She exudes fearlessness and feels nearly immortal… until she doesn’t.Yara in It Follows (2014) 95%(Photo by © RADiUS-TWC/courtesy Everett Collection)Played by Olivia LuccardiOlivia Luccardi’s Yara is more than a sidekick, she’s the one-woman Greek chorus of It Follows. At first, she seems like a typical tech-obsessed, disinterested teen, constantly reading things on her fictional clamshell e-reader, occasionally glancing up to sneer at her friends’ poor choices. But nearly everything Yara reads aloud to her friends contains a philosophical key to their situation, advice, and omens.Alexia in Raw (2016) 92%(Photo by © Focus World /courtesy Everett Collection)Played by Ella RumpfThe genius of Ella Rumpf’s Alexia in Julia Ducournau’s Raw is that Alexia at first seems the antagonist of the film, the source of all of her sister’s problematic cravings, but it turns out she’s really the sidekick. She’s a cutting bully who can turn on a dime to become the doting and generous big sister. Even as she emotionally tortures Justine, Alexia clearly wants to snap her sister out of her goody two-shoes demeanor and have some fun.Lily in Black Swan (2010) 85%(Photo by © Fox Searchlight Pictures)Played by Mila KunisJust like Alexia in Raw, Lily’s the false antagonist, the projection of all the protagonist’s fears and anxieties. In reality, she’s a smart, grounded ballet dancer, probably the sanest of the bunch, whose only hope is to nab the lead role and maybe coax Nina out of her cocooned and infantile life. In a story of paranoia and delusion, Lily’s the realest of the real.Nam-joo in The Host (2006) 93%(Photo by ©Magnolia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection)Played by Bae Doo-naThere are few things more admirable about director Bong Joon-ho than his ability to create characters who are both wildly inept and also extremely vain and self-satisfied with their limited abilities. Nam-joo (Bae Doo-na) as the protagonist’s gold medalist archer sister who rubs her mediocre success in his face is one of Bong’s greatest creations. It’s impossible for her to swallow her pride, even as she’s face-to-face with a monstrous adversary.Black Christmas is in theaters December 13, 2019Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Every year, the annual Arrowverse crossover is a chance for the various CW superhero shows to stretch themselves with comedy, action, and special effects spectacles. This year’s story saw The Book of Destiny rewrite the lives of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), causing the Flash and Arrow to swap each other’s lives. Roping in Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and her cousin Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) to aid their attempt to undo the Book’s alterations gave each show — The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl — plenty of opportunities to redefine how far they can push the limits of superhero television.But it was also a chance for the participating programs to get very geeky about themselves and comic-book mythology overall. This year’s crossover, “Elseworlds,” is no exception, with nods to previous crossovers, a future crossover, and deep pulls from comic-book lore. Here’s a look some of our favorite references and what they mean for the Arrowverse.“Barry, What Have You Done This Time?”(Photo by Jack Rowand/The CW)Almost as soon as the first part of “Elseworlds” began, it made the same joke about Barry s disregard for the timeline that the internet does. When Oliver realized he was the Flash, he immediately asked the most sensible question anyone would in that situation: What the heck did Barry do now?The joke goes back to the resolution of the “Flashpoint” storyline in the third season of The Flash. Barry prevented his mother’s murder, but also prevented the circumstances that led to him becoming the Flash. When he undid this choice, it had ramifications for The Flash, like the appearance of Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker), and Arrow. In the latter program’s case, his cavalier attitude toward time changed John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla Michaels’ (Audrey Marie Anderson) daughter, Sara, into J.J., their son. The change was even predicted in the first season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow when the Legends discovered J.J. acting as the Green Arrow in 2046.As it happens, no one was thrilled to learn about Barry s tinkering with time.His “Flashpoint” mistake led to a favorite online meme about disappointing events. And considering how often Arrow tries to resist the wilder Arrowverse plot points, Oliver’s question seems like a great joke and a fair point.The Salmon LadderA regular feature of Arrow’s early years, Oliver’s main means of working out his core has taken a back seat in recent years. Luckily, the equipment was still set up in the remains of the Arrowcave, allowing Barry to try it out as he seemingly inherited Oliver’s abs during the life-swap.“The Pipeline Is a Prison”For years, fans of The Flash have debated the morality of the Pipeline. Set up as a way to contain wayward metas like Girder (Greg Finley), viewers quickly began to question how the Pipeline functioned and Team Flash s cavalier attitude toward the metas constitutional rights. Though prisoners in the Pipeline were eventually transferred to Iron Heights Prison, the show never really acknowledged what the Pipeline was until Barry pieced it together in the first part of “Elseworlds.”Like much of the humor in the first episode, the moment revealed that the producers of The Flash do listen to those complaints, even if it takes them four years to respond. But the underlying theme of the joke was amplified in Part 3 as John Deegan (Jeremy Davies) turned S.T.A.R. Labs into a literal prison.Also, the sequence from Part 1 finally resolved a longstanding concern about the humane treatment of the metas in the Pipeline: Yes, the cells do indeed have toilets.The Smallville Theme(Photo by Shane Harvey/The CW)While not part of the Arrowverse, Smallville was The CW’s (and The WB’s) first foray into the DC Universe. Using the theme song as the action moves to the Earth-38 Kent Farm — which happens to be the same location used on Smallville — was a nice, playful touch. See also: Jonathan Kent’s old red truck in the background of many shots at the farm.The Jewel Mountains on ArgoBefore Barry and Oliver arrive on Earth-38, Clark Kent mentions some of the things he and Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) did on their trip to Argo City, including a trek to the Jewel Mountains. This is a particularly deep pull from the DC Comics mythos as the Jewel Mountains of Lurvan appear in only a handful of early 1980s comic books. In the mountains second appearance, Kryptonian criminal Jax-Ur traveled back in time to create a Jewel Kryptonite as a means of affecting reality outside the Phantom Zone. Now that sounds like a future Supergirl story to us. A Friend (Photo by Katie Yu/The CW)When Clark agrees to help Oliver and Barry, he announces himself as “a friend.” The line will be familiar to fans of 1978’s Superman motion picture — which happens to be celebrating its 40th anniversary later this week — as Clark’s (Christopher Reeve) answer when Lois (Margot Kidder) asks “Who are you?” after he saved her from a helicopter accident. It is the first of many nods to the Earth-38 Superman’s feature-film counterpart.In Part 3, Barry and Kara’s scientifically unsound plan to slow the rotation of the Earth and slow down time is a direct lift from the end of Superman; though, in that case, Superman was seen reversing the rotation of the Earth to turn back time. The visual is recreated in “Elseworlds,” but as many have noted over the years, reversing the rotation of the planet would not alter time. Instead, it would break the Earth’s gravitational pull. Nonetheless, the visual is very consistent with the way Superman traveled through time in issues of Action Comics and Superman during the 1950s and 60s.Another nod to Superman comes at the tail end of “Elseworlds” when Clark proposes to Lois. The dress she is wearing is a duplicate of the one movie Lois wears during her first interview with the Man of Steel. Feature-film Superman was also known to use his strength to make diamonds, which is seen here with the engagement ring he gives Lois. Even his attempt to grill and Lois’s subsequent suggestion to use heat vision is a roundabout reference to a deleted Superman II scene in which Clark uses that ability to make a soufflé.The Batman Is an Urban LegendWhen Barry, Kara, and Oliver finally decide to make a trip to Earth-1’s Gotham City in Part 2, Oliver boldly claims the Batman is a urban legend. This is a joke with many meanings.In the comics of the 1990s, Batman was considered to be an urban legend despite his membership in the Justice League. The notion was dispensed during the 1999 “No Man’s Land” storyline, in which Batman was forced to appear in broad daylight to reclaim his city and partner with the Gotham City Police Department.The concept, however, serves well as a joke about who appeared first in the Arrowverse. Until “Elseworlds,” Oliver was presumed to be the first costumed vigilante — for a moment, let’s dismiss the Justice Society of America in the 1940s — which would be true if the Batman is a myth. You may notice Ollie gets really defensive about this point, which is another nod to the comics as Green Arrow was something of a Batman clone for decades.But the joke also has a real-world connotation as Batman remains a character the Arrowverse cannot use for obscure corporate reasons predating the Warner Bros. purchase of DC Comics and the character s continued status as feature film star.Despite the prohibition on the character himself, the entire Gotham City sequence in Part 2 is stuffed with weighty Batman references. The Chicago exterior shots recall Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. The overgrown vegetation in the Wayne Tower and the glimpse of Kate Kane’s (Ruby Rose) hideout is a direct reference to the treehouse her comic-book counterpart, Batwoman (who will likely be getting her own series in 2019), utilizes. The names glimpsed at Arkham Asylum are, of course, members of Batman’s rogues gallery — although executive producer Marc Guggenheim clearly had some fun by making the caped crusader s Earth-1 counterpart an inmate there — and back in Bruce Wayne’s office, the Shakespeare bust is a welcome tip-of-the-hat to Batman ’66.Also, Batwoman’s suggestion that she and Kara could be the “world’s finest” team recalls the comic book of the same name, in which Batman and Superman regularly teamed up.John Diggle s Ring(Photo by Diyah Pera/The CW)When the Earth-90 Barry Allen (John Wesley Shipp) finally makes it to Earth-1, he spots Diggle and asks why he is not wearing his ring. The joke is a reference to the fan theory (or is it an abandoned storyline?) that Diggle is really John Stewart, who became Hal Jordan’s back-up as Green Lantern in 1971’s Green Lantern #87. Fans of the Justice League animated series will also remember him as the Green Lantern of Earth.Arrow has made plenty of knowing references over the years to the Diggle-Stewart connection as their histories align in certain ways, but it is unlikely the producers ever really intended to make Dig the protector of space sector 2814. For one thing, the show is the most grounded of the Arrowverse programs, so it seems unlikely that a ring would ever come to Earth and judge him to be a man without fear. Additionally, it was always presumed Warner Bros. Pictures interest in Green Lantern feature films made it impossible for the Arrowverse to feature a Green Lantern Corps, although executive producer Beth Schwartz recently suggested this may not be the case.Either way, it is fun to think that in other realities, John Diggle is a space cop. Maybe once Arrow finishes its run, producers could spin him off into his own Green Lantern series.“Worlds Live. Worlds Die”(Photo by Jack Rowand/The CW)In the end, “Elseworlds” proved to be a test for the coming Crisis, as the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) eventually explained; in fact, we already know the Arrowverse plans to bring Crisis on Infinite Earths to television next year.The epic 1985 maxiseries redefined DC Comics continuity by ending its Multiverse (don’t worry, it eventually returned). In the series, the Monitor assembled heroes from various realities to stop the approach of the Anti-Monitor from the antimatter reality: a creature bent on harvesting the energies of the other realities. In the end, the heroes were forced to merge the remaining realities into a single, supposedly cohesive, universe.And as ads for the series remarked, worlds lived and worlds died. The death count included the entire Crime Syndicate of America on Earth-3, Hank Hall’s brother Don (a.k.a. Dove), and, most notably, Barry Allen and Kara Zor-El.Since “Elseworlds” proved to be a prequel to “Crisis,” references to the storyline proliferate across the story with Crisis’ red skies following Barry and Ollie from Central City to Star City, the Monitor’s
Aquatic horror is a bit of an underseen sub-genre, but Neasa Hardiman’s Sea Fever shows why we should still be afraid of what lies beneath, as a bizarre creature sneaks on board a trawler on the high seas. This film will remind audiences of such classics as Alien and The Thing while offering a new voice to the creature feature, with an engrossing tale that challenges your assumptions of the unknown. “Sea Fever is a nightmare you can’t take your eyes off of and can’t stop thinking about after it wraps up,” wrote Collider’s critic Perri Nemiroff. () Right after the theatrical release of The Hunt was cancelled, TIFF presented us with an alternative to the Most Dangerous Game sub-genre, one that combines socio-political commentary with sci-fi and horror elements. RogerEbert.com’s Brian Tallerico described Bacarau, which also played the Cannes Film Festival, as “a crazy genre hybrid that exudes the confidence of the people who made it.” The premise is simple: In a near-future Brazilian village where citizens are sold as prey to bloodthirsty foreign hunter (led by cult-cinema legend Udo Kier), a resistance forms in an all-out war that allows the filmmakers to blend genres and blows minds. Psychotropic drugs are involved.Gundala (2019) 83% What if we were to tell you that the next big superhero cinematic universe wasn’t going to be based on American superheroes, but on Indonesian comic books? Writer-director Joko Anwar unleashed a different kind of superhero on the Midnight Madness crowds of Toronto with Gundala, a superhero origin film that infuses standard tropes of the genre with Indonesian legends and martial art fights that will make you cheer. That Shelf critic Victor Stiff says, “From beginning to end, Gundala delivers fast and furious action and rarely stops to take its foot off the gas.”Knives Out (2019) 97% (Photo by Lionsgate)One of the biggest surprises of TIFF was how universally liked Rian Johnson’s murder-mystery Knives Out turned out to be. The star-studded ensemble not only lets Chris Evans play a despicable character fresh off of hanging up the Captain America shield, but spoofs the classic whodunnit genre. What starts as a simple mystery of the murder of a crime novelist evolves into a laugh-out-loud puzzle-box comedy that will keep your mind spinning as you try to figure out what comes next. David Ehrlich writes for IndieWire: “A crackling, devious, and hugely satisfying old-school whodunnit with a modern twist ”. Lionsgate will release Knives Out on Thanksgiving.The Vigil (2019) 90% (Photo by BoulderLight Pictures)The demonic possession genre has long been associated with bibles and priests, but Keith Thomas’s debut feature, The Vigil, takes the genre and roots it in Jewish mythology making for a novel and terrifying horror film. Breakout performer Dave Davis stars as Jakov, a young man abandoning his Orthodox community to embrace the secular life, who finds himself working as a shomer, watching over the body of a recently deceased member of the community who is haunted by an evil presence. The Hollywood Reporter’s Jordan Mintzer writes, “What works is how Thomas transforms Orthodox culture into gory material for a slightly elevated horror flick, with Yakov ultimately turning to Hebrew prayer as his only way out of hell.”The Vast of Night (2019) 92% A throwback to not only the classic sci-fi TV shows of the 50s, like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, but also a time when we were still fascinated with the idea of the future and the wonders it could bring, Andrew Patterson’s debut feature The Vast of Night follows two young people seeking the source of a mysterious sound invading their local radio station in a town in New Mexico. TV Guide’s Oliver Whitney writes that the film is “like an old school radio play that fuses the slow-building paranoia of The Twilight Zone and chilling awe and extraterrestrial sightings of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” This nostalgic sci-fi thriller was picked up by Amazon just before the film’s premiere at TIFF.Synchronic (2019) 79% (Photo by Rustic Films )Filmmaking duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have made a career out of blending different genres to create something entirely new, while also providing emotional stories stuffed with characters we connect with – their 2018 flick, The Endless, is Certified Fresh at 93%. This time they got Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan together to play the two friends at the core of a time-bending crime thriller involving two paramedics that get their lives turned upside down by a series of crimes involving a mysterious synthetic drug that lets you experience new realities. Synchronic is the duo’s most dramatic and emotional work yet, but it still delivers a fun and exhilarating experience. Writing for The Playlist, critic Jason Bailey says, “Synchronic can best be described as egghead indie sci-fi, in which the ideas are as exciting as the effects.” This is a sci-fi thriller that will stick with you long after you leave the theater.La llorona (2019) 96% Unlike that other film about the Latin American horror myth, Jayro Bustamante’s La Llorona is 100% rooted in Latin American history and culture, which adds an extra layer of horror to this already chilling tale of an aging general accused of genocide who starts seeing visions of a terrifying ghost haunting his estate. Bustamante blends utilizes stylized cinematography and effective scares that make this the surprise horror hit of the festival. Critic Carlos Aguilar writes for The Wrap that La Llorona is “a purposefully somber cry for amends and acknowledgement permeated in phantasmagoric allure.” This is the type of genre film that proves you can have a strong message while still delivering entertaining thrills and scares.The Platform (2019) 79% Imagine a prison where the cells are vertically stacked, and the only food given to prisoners is lowered down from the highest levels – feeding those on the upper cells but leaving those below violently starving. Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia’s The Platform combines poignant and relevant social commentary about the distribution of wealth and the difficulties of convincing people to do good, with the nasty, wicked horrors of Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer. Writing for Slashfilm, critic Meredith Borders says, “Starvation, cannibalism, heinous violence and no small amount of feces aside, The Platform makes spending time in The Pit a pretty intriguing enterprise.” This is a movie that is as grotesque and shocking as it is surprisingly funny. Netflix will release The Platform at a later date.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
话说LOL手游公测之日，引起了海内外英雄联盟玩家的一致叫好，热度扶摇直上，甚至超越王MOBA领域霸主-王者荣耀，一度成为当下最受欢迎手游。 Join us weekly as Rotten Tomatoes reports on what s indie features are streaming. From promising releases by new voices to experimental efforts from storied filmmakers – or perhaps the next indie darling to go the distance for end-of-year accolades – we will break it all down for you here each week.For the foreseeable future, the specialty box office and all theatrical releases will be on hold as we all make efforts to socially distance ourselves and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. With that in mind, we have reshaped our Indie Fresh List. This week for our fresh picks we have a Zombie horror-comedy, a French family drama, and a documentary about LGBTQ+ rights abroad. In our Spotlight section, we have a biographical documentary that chronicles John Lewis s 60-year history as one of the most dedicated civil rights activists in American history.Streaming This Weekend
亚博全站登录 (Photo by Rooster Teeth; Mammoth Screen and MASTERPIECE; Dana Starbard/AMC)Updated March 20, 2020There’s so much great stuff to watch, we know. But as cord-cutting becomes more common and networks like NBC, HBO, and CBS decide to stop playing nice with the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu and launch their own streaming/subscription video on demand (SVOD) platforms or other over-the-top services (OTT), the question is becoming less about what to watch and instead about where to find it.Some choices are obvious, brought to you by established major media brands and are already very much a part of pop culture vernacular:CBS All Access has been churning out new Star Trek series, including Discovery and, the latest, Picard, in addition to series like The Good Wife spin-off, The Good Fight.Sony Crackle is where to find new shows like crime drama The Oath and classics from its library like The Facts of Life and movies like Adaptation and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Facebook Watch has been around a few years and has become known for drama series like the anthology Sacred Lies.Disney+ launched in November and gave the world the gift of Baby Yoda through The Mandalorian, a TV series set in the Star Wars universe, in addition to other original content and classics from the Disney film archive.Apple TV+ also launched last year and has already made a name for itself with awards-worthy programming like The Morning Show (although we re partial to period dramedy Dickinson.And there’s more to come. Soon, we ll all have the answer to what is Quibi, the streaming platform that promises to give us quality (or at least enjoyable) content in 10-minutes-or-less morsels. Programs and channels owned by WarnerMedia — think cable channels like HBO and TNT as well as soon-to-launch shows and classic programming like Friends — will soon be housed under the streaming platform HBOMax. And NBCUniversal will soon launch its over-the-top streaming option, Peacock.(Rotten Tomatoes is owned by Fandango, a division of NBCUniversal that includes film and television on-demand streaming service FandangoNow.)There are also more all-encompassing options like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and Pluto TV (the latter of which has expertly curated channels, such as Adam Carolla’s one for car buffs called Chassy). And, in perhaps the ultimate example of clearing the clutter, the service VRV will bundle your select streaming video on demand and fandom content. (One of the service s options is NickSplat, a channel featuring Nickelodeon kids content from the 1990s, including CatDog, Rocko s Modern Life, and The Wild Thornberrys).“With SVOD, if you look at the failures, these are things that are pitched at mainstream, big-stream audience [like Seeso or Verizon’s go90], and they just couldn’t make that work, says Todd Spangler, Variety’s New York–based digital editor. On the nichier side of things … I think those are genuine, niche genre categories that can support a smaller subscription base and be profitable. They’re not going to be Netflix, but —”What kinds of niche content options are we talking about, exactly? We’ve rounded up some examples of the diverse specialty streaming sites available. Not specific enough? You can always watch that one Roku channel that only airs episodes of the old game show What’s My Line?For TV Addicts Who Love an Accent: Acorn TVThe Acorn TV subscription-based streaming service is one whose “audience is sophisticated, demanding, and passionate about content,” according to General Manager Matthew Graham when he spoke at the winter 2018 Television Critics Association press tour. Its programming is from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and beyond. These include celebrated British murder mysteries like Manhunt (92% Tomatometer), and the soon-to-premiere Deadwater Fell (86% Tomatometer), which stars David Tennant and Cush Jumbo.For Unabashed Anglophiles: BritBoxThis SVOD service, which launched in 2017 as a partnership between BBC and ITV, is a speedy fix to anyone craving classic British programming. “What sets us apart from all the others is our ability to present many of these shows within hours of their U.K. premiere,” BritBox North America president Soumya Sriraman told journalists at the winter 2018 TCA press tour. Highlights include Absolutely Fabulous (96% Tomatometer)and Fawlty Towers (100% Tomatometer), as well as newer titles like the sitcom Mrs. Brown s Boys.For Anime-niacs: CrunchyrollLaunched in 2006, this streaming favorite is synonymous with anime and anime-related products like manga, TV dramas, and music. Still, given the plethora of options available from those markets, Crunchyroll Head of Business Operations Brady McCollum tells Rotten Tomatoes that it becomes a “mix of art and science” to find which programs best fit their TV options. While some titles on the site are expected hits — Dragon Ball Super, Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia — the fans have been known to surprise them (some examples include Darling in the Franxx and Megalobox). McCollum says the team also “see(s) a bright future in creating originals for our passionate community to come together through extraordinary content. One of Crunchyroll’s first original series will be High Guardian Spice, which is about four girls who learn about friendship and allegiances while studying sorcery and battles.For Bollywood Lovers: Eros NowOne of many over-the-top platforms to celebrate all things Bollywood films and other regional programming, Eros grew out of film production company Eros International and, according to its homepage, boasts 100 million registered users and 7.9 million paying subscribers. It also has a lengthy list of television shows and original programs, including sudsy dramas like Kuch Na Kaho, a love story about a couple whose families try to tear them apart.For Those Who Prefer Their Heroes With Capes: DC UniverseDC Universe launched in 2018 and is home to favorites like the 1978 Superman movie and new programs like the animated, but certainly not rated-G, Harley Quinn. Subscriptions also give you access to over 20,000 comic books and information on special events and contests.For Gay-Cinema Devotees: DekkooThis Philadelphia-based streaming service is geared toward gay and bisexual men. It s become known for its trove of art house flicks of pretty much any genre that celebrate or highlight characters who happen to be gay. “When we do our original content, we steer toward episodic because it’s more interesting and it keeps customers attached to the site longer,” says Dekkoo COO Brian Sokel, adding that this also came from necessity as not a lot of TV feature diverse gay characters. “What we find from subscribers is they are looking for content that’s for a gay audience … but they want to be able to see content that’s not about a coming out story; it’s just gay characters in larger stories.” Original series include the dating competition series Love Is Blind (which isn t to be confused with the Netflix series of the same name) and the 20-something comedy I’m Fine.For Korean TV Junkies: KOCOWALaunching as a partnership between South Korea’s three major networks, the Los Angeles–based KOCOWA offers a way for those outside of that country to catch its most popular programming just a few hours after they first air. KunHee Park, the CEO of parent company Korea Content Platform has said that the majority of its users are young, female, and not Asian (In fact, the channel launched in Brazil last year, meaning it now also has Portuguese subtitle options). Popular programming include variety shows like Running Man and dramas like Wok of Love. KOCOWA also has licensing deals with similar services, like the Asian TV powerhouse Viki.For Kevin Hart Disciples: Laugh Out LoudComedian Kevin Hart and studio Lionsgate launched this OTT streaming service in 2017 as a way to showcase content that the comedian endorses and curates. (This is kind of Hart s thing; he also is known for Comedy Central s Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level, which spotlights up-and-coming talent.) Among the programs on LOL are Cold as Balls, where Hart himself takes ice baths next to the hottest names in sports. There are also comedy specials from D.L. Hughley, Iliza Shlesinger, and more.For Your Baby-Daddy s Online Catfisher/Stripper-Girlfriend: Nosey(Photo by Nosey)Nosey may not be the place to find the most high-brow and intellectually stimulating programming, but have we got a service for those who like to watch hour after hour of men sweating it out over paternity tests. This free app, which is available on the likes of Roku and Google Play, is a carefully curated list of programming like Maury Povich, Jerry Springer — so pretty much every program that would make your family seem like one in Andy Griffith.For Players Who Know When to Hold ’Em, Know When to Fold ’Em: PokerGoAn OTT service that’s willing to bet big on the niche factor? Sam Simmons, VP of content for Poker Central, which oversees PokerGo, says the goal of his service is to “combine the existing television success of longstanding programs like the World Series of Poker with world-exclusive original programming, in order to create a year-round entertainment destination for the game that excites both the most passionate fans and casual enthusiasts.” This means they offer over 100 days of live poker coverage as well as original series like Hand Histories, a new series that looks at real-life gamblers and their stories.For Drama (and Comedy!) Queens: RevryAlia J. Daniels and Chris Rodriguez, two of Revry’s founders, tell Rotten Tomatoes that the goal of their LGBTQ-themed streaming service is to be as inclusive as possible. This isn’t just in regards to gender and sexuality; Revry also strives to highlight racial and ethnic diversity. “I think a driving force behind our programming is reflecting the community as we are as opposed to what’s trendy or what big-wig ex