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Here it is, the only excuse you ll ever need to never leave your house again: more than 40(!) seasons total of Law Order and its spin-off series. Dick Wolf s much beloved franchise is among the biggest draws of the new Peacock streaming service, which will launch on July 15.(Rotten Tomatoes is also a division of NBCUniversal.)What’s It Called?(Photo by NBCUniversal)The official name for the new competitor to Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV+, Disney+, and the recently-launched HBO Max: Peacock. (Yes, like the company logo.)When Does It Launch?Comcast customers got a sneak peek on April 15. Other viewers get access to the service on July 15. The timing was meant to coincide with the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, which have now been postponed due to health concerns stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.How Much Will It Cost and Where Can I Watch It?Peacock will be both advertising- and subscription-supported.Peacock Premium begins at .99 a month and includes some ads. There s an option to go ad-free for an additional a month. The minimal-ad offer is currently bundled at no cost Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex customers and a similar trial promotion will be available at launch to Android and Android TV users and some others. Starting on July 20, this tiered model will also be available on Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PlayStation 4 systems. As of now, it will not be accessible through Roku and Amazon Fire TV.Those who don t want to shell out for a(nother) streaming service can partake of Peacock Free, the fully ad-supported tier.And about that lineup What Can I Watch On It?(Photo by NBC)In addition to every season of the original Law Order, and spin-offs Law Order: Special Victims Unit, and Law Order: Criminal Intent, Dick Wolf s Chicago franchise — Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med — will stream on Peacock. Other recent and classic series on the service, or that will eventually be on the service, include:The Office (beginning in 2021),Parks and Recreation,30 Rock,Saturday Night Live,Bates Motel,Battlestar Galactica,Brooklyn Nine-Nine,Cheers,Chrisley Knows Best,Covert Affairs,Downton Abbey,Everybody Loves Raymond,Frasier,Friday Night Lights,House,Keeping Up With the Kardashians,King of Queens,Married…With Children,Monk,Parenthood,Psych,Royal Pains,Superstore,Yellowstone,The George Lopez Show,Two and a Half Men,Will Grace.Through a content licensing agreement with ViacomCBS, Peacock s library will also include TV shows like Ray Donovan, The Affair, Everybody Hates Chris and Real Husbands of Hollywood. Classic films from the Paramount library, such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Godfather trilogy and Catch Me If You Can, will hit Peacock in limited exclusivity windows throughout 2021, 2022 and 2023.The film selections on offer will also include exclusive streaming rights for Universal movie releases such as Jurassic World 3, Trolls World Tour, The Boss Baby 2, and The Croods 2, as well as back catalog entries like American Pie, A Beautiful Mind, Back to the Future, Bridesmaids, Brokeback Mountain, Casino, Dallas Buyers Club, Do the Right Thing, Erin Brockovich, E.T., Field of Dreams, Jaws, Knocked Up, Mamma Mia!, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, Shark Tale, Shrek, The Breakfast Club, plus films from the Bourne, Despicable Me, and Fast Furious franchises (including Fast Furious 9).English football fans can cheer that NBC Sports and Peacock will also broadcast more than 175 exclusive Premier League matches on Peacock Premium during the 2020-21 season and that, in total, that tier of the service will have than more than 1,500 hours of Premier League live match and shoulder programming.Talk shows and news will also feature into Peacock s program offerings, with, beginning in July, Peacock Premium viewers getting exclusive early access to that night s airings of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (at 8 p.m. ET) and Late Night with Seth Meyers at 9 p.m. ET. Also, with the election just months away, breaking news coverage is part of Peacock s programming. NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, and daily selections from Today and Meet the Press with Chuck Todd will stream on the service.What Original Content Will It Include?Programs available upon launch include:An adaptation of the classic novel Brave New World starring Alden Ehrenreich and Demi Moore.The docuseries In Deep with Ryan Lochte that follows the swimmer and what he s been up to since the 2016 Olympics scandal he was a part of.Lost Speedways, which stars racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. as he explores abandoned tracks around the country.Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, a new movie set around James Roday and Dulé Hill s characters from the popular USA comedy-drama.Intelligence, a British comedy starring David Schwimmer as an American NSA agent.The Capture, a BBC thriller starring Callum Turner, Ron Perlman, and Famke Janssen.Animated series including Cleopatra in Space, Curious George and Where s Waldo?.Some programs in the works:Law Order: Hate Crimes, yet another spin-off in Dick Wolf’s Law Order franchise.Girls5Eva, a Tina Fey–produced comedy about a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 1990s that reunites to take another shot at pop stardom. Lady Parts, a British comedy about a Muslim punk band.Expecting, a comedy from Mindy Kaling about a single woman who wants to have a child with her gay best friend.Division One, a comedy from Amy Poehler and Maggie Carey, about a college women s soccer team.Clean Slate, a comedy from Norman Lear about a father (George Wallace) who tries to reconnect with his child, a trans woman (played by Laverne Cox).MacGruber, a comedy series from Will Forte based on his Saturday Night Live skit and big-screen movie.Code 404, a British comedy.Hitmen, a comedy.Dr. Death, based on the true-crime podcast and starring Jamie Dornan.The limited series Angelyne from Emmy Rossum.An adaptation of the best-selling YA mystery-thriller One of Us Is Lying.A reboot of Battlestar Galactica from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail (which will not be a remake of the 2004 series, but rather a “new story within the mythology”).A reboot of Saved By the Bell featuring a grown-up Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), now governor of California.A reboot of Punky Brewster with original star Soleil Moon Frye as a single mother of three who takes a special interest in a little girl with a background similar to hers.A new season of NBC’s un-canceled sitcom A.P. Bio.Rutherford Falls, from Mike Schur and Ed Helms.Armas de Mujer, a 10-episode Spanish-language dramedy.亚博永久官网这游戏的老玩家还是多，手游比端游操作起来更简单，更无脑，原本不会操作或者操作不好的连招技能，或者不怎么会玩的英雄，到了手游这里，就没啥问题了。
For fans of For All Mankind creator Ronald D. Moore’s other work — Battlestar Galactica or Outlander, for example — skipping a year or two of story between seasons should not be all that surprising. But when the Apple TV+ series returns this week, 10 years will have passed since astronaut Ed Baldwin, played by Suicide Squad’s Joel Kinnaman, returned to Earth from his extended stay on the Moon. It is a jump Moore said is “baked into the premise” and will continue with each subsequent season. But as Kinnaman told Rotten Tomatoes recently, the jump was still a surprise as so much of the first season was still unresolved.“Where we left off, Ed and Karen [were] going through the ultimate tragedy that a family can go through,” he said of the place season 1 left him and Shantel VanSanten, who plays Ed’s wife on the series. “As an actor, it s like that s the challenge that you re sort of looking forward to portraying. And then we come in [for season 2], we find Ed at this sort of … he s almost at peace. He s almost happy. And you see very little of his anger management issues and he has really mellowed out.”(Photo by Apple TV+)That change in Ed s character may be more surprising to viewers than any of the other divergences From All Mankind will showcase as it enters a 1980s in which the space race is still on. And when you consider that Edward Kennedy won the 1972 presidential election in the show’s reality, there are plenty of surprising ways world events could unfold.“I think that s really where the sophistication of the writing comes in,” Kinnaman continued. “They just found a different way to tell that story. Ten years have passed, so the wounds aren t going to be on the outside anymore. They re going to be on the inside. And I love the way that things just come out in ways where you just did not see it coming. You didn t expect it. I feel like that s how life is. It doesn t follow an A, B, C pattern.”The flow of that life also puts Ed in a new position at NASA which the actor teased may lead him to the “middle” of a crisis between the global superpowers and “some decisions in relation to it at some point.”And for fans of Ed’s incredible ability to put his foot in his mouth at exactly the wrong time, Kinnaman said, “He s always going to find a way to say the wrong thing. But I think he says the wrong thing at the right time.”(Photo by Apple TV+)Whether or not this particular instance of Ed saying the wrong thing relates to the potential for a World War III in the show’s reality remains to be seen.Another surprise: Ed and Karen are still together despite the death of their son Shane (Tait Blum) while Ed was still on the Moon.“Going through what they went through, that s something that a majority of relationships and marriages don t survive from in reality. It s just one of those things that it s very hard to stay together after,” Kinnaman said.Although the characters were able to save their marriage, Kinnaman suggested it may have led to a sacrifice Ed makes in the years between seasons.(Photo by Apple TV+)“The pain of going through that and not been able to be there — not be a rock in that situation — that s something that he just swore to himself that he was never going to do again,” he explained. “In the backstory, I think we find out some of it over the course of the second season, they had some really rough patches in the span of those 10 years that we didn t see.“Their relationship is continually tested” in the second season, he added.Kinnaman credited VanSanten with making those tests of the relationship some of the best — and hardest — work on the show.“She just seems to have an express route down to those dark, dark emotions,” he explained. “There s an element of losing control to get to that place [that is] really hard to create on your own. And it s twice as hard to create if the person that you re working with doesn t feel like they re real, you know? But if you really feel that they re there, and they re really going for it, then it makes it a lot easier. So I went to places in a few scenes [with her] in this season where I haven t been able to do that before.”
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One year into the new decade, the movie prospects keep getting better. The releases slated for 2021 are so exciting they ll make you salivate with anticipation, and we can t wait to see them – especially now that it looks like we can see them. For starters we ll be getting another Asian blockbuster in director Destin Daniel Cretton s Marvel entry, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The Fast Family will be back for another action-packed installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise (can you believe we re at 9 movies already?!). Venom: Let There Be Carnage arrives (on October 1, after multiple shuffles around the calendar), as do horror sequels A Quiet Place 2 and Halloween Kills, and quasi-sequel Candyman. One big change in 2021: The way we watch the movies is changing big time. Warner Bros., for example, is releasing almost their entire slate of 2021 movies on HBO Max as well as in theaters in an unprecedented move that could signal bigger changes in the industry. The list is long and it ll probably get longer, so start marking your calendars now. [Updated 9/10/2021]Jan-Mar | Apr-June | July-Sep | Oct-DecThe Best Movies of 2020 | The Most Anticipated Movies of 2022JanuaryThe Dig (2021) 88%Directed by: Simon StoneStarring: Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben ChaplinOpening on: January 15, 2021 (limited), followed by Netflix premiere on January 29, 2021Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan star in this Netflix original film based on true events and set in 1939. Mulligan plays a wealthy widow who hires an archaeologist (Fiennes) to excavate the burial mounds on her estate, leading to the discovery of a wealth of medieval Anglo-Saxon artifacts.FebruaryThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020) 67%Directed by: Tim HillStarring: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence, Mr. LawrenceOpening on: February 2021 on VOD and CBS All Access (formerly August 7, 2020)The long-running, wildly popular animated series gets another big screen outing as the whole Spongebob Squarepants gang are back for another adventure. This time out, Spongebob and Patrick embark on a rescue mission to recover Gary, who has been taken by Poseidon, and find themselves in the mystical land of Atlantic City.Malcolm & Marie (2021) 57%Directed by: Sam LevinsonStarring: John David Washington, ZendayaOpening on: February 5, 2021 on NetflixIf you feel like you ve been wasting time during quarantine, wait until you hear about writer/director Sam Levinson, who wrote an entire movie script in six days, then called up John David Washington and Zendaya to be in that movie, and then filmed it, all during lockdown. The story follows a filmmaker and his girlfriend as they return from a movie premiere and, over the course of the evening, begin to hash out their relationship.Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) 96%Directed by: Shaka KingStarring: Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Jess Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Martin Sheen, Lil Rel HoweryOpening on: February 12, 2021, with simultaneous release on HBO MaxShaka King co-writes and directs this based-on-true-events drama focused on William O Neal, the FBI informant who infiltrated the Illinois Black Panther Party in an effort to keep track of Fred Hampton.To All the Boys: Always and Forever (2021) 79%Directed by: Michael FimognariStarring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Jordan Fisher, Janel Parrish, Emilija BaranacOpening on: February 12, 2021 on NetflixOne of three Netflix original franchises to see a third installment in 2021 (the other two being The Kissing Booth and The Princess Switch), To All the Boys concludes with Always and Forever, as Lara Jean (Lana Condor) nears the end of high school and takes a pair of life-changing trips that lead her to ponder life with her family and Peter (Noah Centineo) after graduation.I Care a Lot (2020) 78%Directed by: J BlakesonStarring: Rosamund Pike, Eiza Gonzalez, Dianne Wiest, Peter Dinklage, Chris Messina, Isaiah Whitlock Jr.Opening on: February 19, 2021 on NetflixRosamund Pike stars in this comedy as a con woman who takes swindles the elderly out of their money until she comes into contact with a woman who is more cunning than she appears.Nomadland (2020) 93%Directed by: Chloé ZhaoStarring: Frances McDormand, David StrathairnOpening on: February 19, 2021 (following one-week virtual release on December 4, 2020)Writer-director Chloé Zhao impressed the folks at Disney so much with her 2017 breakout film The Rider that they handed her the keys to Eternals, but before that film opens (presumably) in February, Zhao will release this drama based on the nonfiction book by Jessica Bruder. The film stars Frances McDormand as a woman who loses everything in the Great Recession and decides to see if #VanLife is all it s cracked up to be.The Father (2020) 98%Directed by: Florian ZellerStarring: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia ColmanOpening on: February 26, 2021 (formerly December 18, 2020)Two Oscar winners headline this drama based on the 2012 French play Le Père by the film s director and co-writer, Florian Zeller. The story focuses on an aging man (Anthony Hopkins) struggling with memory loss whose daughter (Olivia Colman) moves into his flat to help care for him.Tom & Jerry (2021) 31%Directed by: Tim StoryStarring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Ken Jeong, Colin Jost, Rob DelaneyOpening on: February 26, 2021 (formerly March 5, 2021), with simultaneous release on HBO MaxThe classic animated television series gets a big-screen update in the form of a live-action/animated hybrid in which mischievous mouse Jerry moves into a hotel on the eve of a big wedding and forces the wedding planner to bring Tom into the picture to get rid of him. When an even bigger threat emerges, Tom and Jerry are forced to work together to save the day.MarchComing 2 America (2021) 49%Directed by: Craig BrewerStarring: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, Wesley Snipes, James Earl JonesOpening on: March 5, 2021 on Amazon Prime (formerly December 18, 2020)After over three decades, it looks like Prince Akeem ahem, King Akeem and Semmi are returning Stateside from there homeland of Zamunda. Much of the original cast are returning, including James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer and John Amos as Cleo McDowell, as Akeem learns that he has a long-lost son he never knew about who might be the heir to the throne.Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) 94%Directed by: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Paul Briggs, John RipaStarring: Awkwafina, Kelly Marie Tran, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Benedict Wong, Sandra OhOpening on: March 5, 2021 (formerly March 12, 2021)In this animated film from Disney, Kelly Marie Tran lends her voice to the title character, a young warrior in a fantastical land who embarks on a quest to find the last dragon. Awkwafina, who s been on a roll as of late, will provide the voice of said dragon, whose help Raya needs to bring peace to her land.Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) 71%Directed by: Zack SnyderStarring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Amy Adams, Ray Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Jeremy IronsOpening on: March 18, 2021 on HBO MaxBrought to life by a rabid fan campaign, this re-cut four-hour-long version of the DC superhero team-up purports to be original director Zack Snyder s true vision for the film, with additional footage shot and incorporated, along with new elements that were absent from the 2017 theatrical release that director Joss Whedon took over when Snyder left the project for personal reasons.Nobody (2021) 84%Directed by: Derek KolstadStarring: Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen, RZA, Christopher LloydOpening on: March 26, 2021 (formerly April 2, 2021)Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk plays a man suffering from PTSD who unwittingly draws the ire of a Russian drug lord when he murders a pair of thieves who have been terrorizing his neighborhood.Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) 75%Directed by: Adam WingardStarring: Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree HenryOpening on: March 31, 2021, with simultaneous release on HBO MaxIt s the showdown we ve been waiting for since 2014 s Godzilla. Director Adam Wingard – who has proven he knows how to bring the thrills with The Guest and You re Next – helms this climactic entry in Warner Bros. MonsterVerse series, which continued in 2019 with Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Who will win when the giant ape takes on the king?AprilConcrete Cowboy (2020) 80%Directed by: Ricky StaubStarring: Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlin, Jharrel Jerome, Lorraine Toussaint, Method ManOpening on: April 2, 2021 on NetflixBased on the novel Ghetto Cowboy by Greg Neri, this drama stars Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things) as a Detroit teen who moves to Philadelphia to live with his estranged father (Idris Elba) and learns about the urban cowboy subculture.Mortal Kombat (2021) 55%Directed by: Simon McQuoidStarring: Joe Taslim, Ludi Lin, Mechad Brooks, Lewis Tan, Elissa Cadwell, Ng Chin Han, Max Huang, Josh Lawson, Jessica McNamee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Sisi StringerOpening on: April 23, 2021 (formerly January 15, 2021), with simultaneous release on HBO MaxIf you ve been waiting for the inevitable Mortal Kombat reboot, 2021 has got you covered. With Lewis Tan, Mechad Brooks, and Joe Taslim attached to star, the newest franchise installment is bound to be everything you could want in a fantasy martial arts action film. James Wan will be producing, so there s bound to be some of the magic that made the Saw franchise so successful.In The Earth (2021) 79%Directed by: Ben WheatleyStarring: Joel Fry, Reece Shearsmith, Hayley Squires, Ellora TorchiaOpening on: April 30, 2021 (formerly April 16, 2021)The latest thriller from Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High Rise) is a slice of supernatural horror centered on a scientist who ventures into a forest on an equipment run for research to cure a mysterious virus whose journey slowly transforms into a surreal nightmare.Limbo (2020) 92%Directed by: Ben SharrockStarring: Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Ola Orebiyi, Kwabena Ansah, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Kais NashifOpening on: April 30, 2021This comedy-drama from writer-director Ben Sharrock puts a wry spin on the refugee experience as it follows a group of new immigrants to Scotland waiting to hear back on the status of their asylum claims. The film was originally set to screen at Cannes before the festival was cancelled, and it has already earned four British Independent Film Awards nominations and two nods from the BAFTAs.Wrath of Man (2021) 66%Directed by: Guy RitchieStarring: Jason Statham, Scott Eastwood, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Hartnett, Post MaloneOpening on: May 7, 2021 (formerly April 23, 2021)Director Guy Ritchie teams up with Jason Statham for their fourth collaboration together in a twist on the heist movies that made them famous. Based on the 2004 French film Cash Truck, Wrath of Man centers on an employee (Statham) at an armored truck company who takes part in a heist but has ulterior motives.Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) 37%Directed by: Darren Lynn BousmanStarring: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, Marisol NicholsOpening on: May 14, 2021 (formerly May 21, 2021)The Saw franchise officially gets revived in this new thriller, with Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, and IV) back behind the camera. This time, two cops played by Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson investigate a series of gruesome murders and find themselves at the mercy of a killer reminiscent of the past (Jigsaw copycat, anyone?).The Woman in the Window (2021) 26%Directed by: Joe WrightStarring: Amy Adams, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, Anthony Mackie, Brian Tyree HenryOpening on: May 14, 2021 (formerly May 15, 2020)In Joe Wright s adaptation of the novel of the same name that takes the premise of Rear Window to new places, Amy Adams stars as child psychologist Anna Fox, an agoraphobic woman who develops a friendship with a neighbor who lives in the building across the street (played by Julianne Moore), only to witness her friend being murdered by her husband. Except, maybe that s not actually what happened, and maybe Anna s medication is playing tricks on her mind.Army Of The Dead (2021) 67%Directed by: Zack SnyderStarring: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana De La Reguera, Theo RossiOpening on: May 21, 2021 on NetflixBefore he set about rejiggering Justice League for HBO Max, Zack Snyder returned to his undead roots to helm this zombie thriller about a group of mercenaries who head into the heart of Las Vegas after a zombie outbreak in order to pull off a daring casino heist.Cruella (2021) 74%Directed by: Alex Timbers and Craig GillespieStarring: Emma Stone, Joel Fry, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Paul Walter Hauser, Emma ThompsonOpening on: May 28, 2021 with Premier Access on Disney+Emma Stone will star in Disney s latest live-action remake of an old classic. In the vein of Maleficient, Cruella will focus on the enigmatic villain of 101 Dalmatians in her youth and show how she became obsessed with Dalmatian fur. With Emma Thompson and Mark Strong rounding out the cast, it s bound to be worth the wait.A Quiet Place Part II (2021) 91%Directed by: John KrasinskiStarring: Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, Djimon HounsouOpening on: May 28, 2021 (formerly September 17, 2021)Director John Krasinski returns to helm this sequel, which he also wrote, starring his real-life wife Emily Blunt, as it follows up with the Abbott family after the events of the first film. Judging from the first trailer, we ll also get some flashbacks to the beginning of the invasion? Infestation? Whatever you want to call it, it looks like Krasinski has done a bang-up job ratcheting up the tension, and audiences should be in for another great ride.The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) 55%Directed by: Michael ChavesStarring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, Julian HilliardOpening on: June 4, 2021, with simultaneous release on HBO MaxPatrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return to reprise their roles as real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren in this third chapter of the original Conjuring franchise, focusing on a real case they investigated in which a murder suspect invoked demonic possession as a defense for his crimes. Michael Chaves, who directed 2019 s Conjuring-adjacent spinoff The Curse of La Llorona, takes the reins as director, while James Wan remains attached to the film as a producers.In the Heights (2021) 94%Directed by: Jon M. ChuStarring: Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, Corey Hawkins, Jimmy Smits, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha PolancoOpening on: June 11, 2021, with simultaneous release on HBO MaxCrazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu adapts Lin-Manuel Miranda s breakout musical, In the Heights. The show, which kicked off the Hamilton creator s career, won four Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Chu demonstrated real skill with spectacle in Crazy Rich Asians, and the new movie shares similar themes of reclaiming one s heritage – it follows the stories of several characters in New York s heavily Latino neighborhood, Washington Heights, over three days.Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021) 67%Directed by: Will GluckStarring: James Corden, Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth DebickiOpening on: June 11, 2021 (formerly July 2, 2021)First the garden, then the world. The plot for this sequel to the surprise hit loosely based on the work of Beatrix Potter is still under lock and key, but we re sure it will involve James Corden s cheeky rabbit causing all sorts of PG-rated trouble. We do not expect any blackberries to be involved, however.The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) 27%Directed by: Patrick HughesStarring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Richard E. Grant, Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas, Frank GrilloOpening on: June 16, 2021 (formerly August 20, 2021)2017 s The Hitman s Bodyguard didn t exactly wow the critics, but it was a moderate hit at the box office, so why not give it another go? As indicated by the title, it s Salma Hayek s Sonia who now enlists the help of Michael (Ryan Reynolds) in order to rescue her husband and Michael s old rival Darius (Samuel L. Jackson).Luca (2021) 91%Directed by: Enrico CasarosaStarring: Jacob Tremblay, Maya Rudolph, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jim GaffiganOpening on: June 18, 2021 on Disney+The latest offering from Pixar (after 2020 s Soul) will be a deeply personal coming-of-age tale with a twist from director Enrico Casarosa. The story will focus on the title character, a sea monster who lives off the coast of the Italian Riviera who strikes up a friendship with another sea monster; together they discover that they take human form when dry and decide to visit the nearby seaside town for an adventure.F9 The Fast Saga (2021) 59%Directed by: Justin LinStarring: Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Tyrese Gibson, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Lucas BlackOpening on: June 25, 2021 (formerly May 28, 2021)It s full-throttle and pedal to the metal for the Toretto crime/adventure/anti-terrorism/what-even-are-they family yet again. Director Justin Lin was the man to turn the franchise around, delivering the series first Fresh entry on his third try with 2011 s Fast Five (Certified Fresh at 73%); since then, every Fast movie has landed on the red end of the Tomatometer. The new entry will bring the family back together to face off against a new villain played by John Cena who happens to be Dom Toretto s brother. Also, Han is back? What? The film was originally slated to open in May of 2020, but was pushed back almost a year to occupy the slot that had originally been reserved for Fast Furious 10.Zola (2020) 88%Directed by: Janicza BravoStarring: Taylour Paige, Riley KeoughOpening on: June 30, 2021Based on a notoriously stranger-than-fiction series of viral tweets (and a subsequent Rolling Stone article) from 2015, this adventure comedy follows a Detroit waitress who embarked on a road trip to Florida with a stripper and ended up spending the craziest two days of her life with her.The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021) 47%Directed by: Tom McGrathStarring: Alec Baldwin, Amy Sedaris, Lisa Kudrow, James Marsden, Jeff Goldblum, Jimmy Kimmel, Eva LongoriaOpening on: July 2, 2021 (formerly September 17, 2021) in theaters and streaming on PeacockThe Boss Baby might be Rotten, but its monster box office take shows the audience is hungry for more. This time, though, the story takes place years after the first film, when the original Boss Baby Ted voiced by Alec Baldwin and his older brother Tim have both grown up. Tim now has a smarty-pants infant of his own (Amy Sedaris), who embarks on a secret mission involving her big sister.The Forever Purge (2021) 50%Directed by: Everardo GoutStarring: Ana de la Reguera, Josh Lucas, Tenoch Huerta, Will PattonOpening on: July 2, 2021Set after 2016 s Purge: Election Year, in which the Purge was officially abolished, this next chapter in the franchise goes smaller than its predecessors. Forever follows a Mexican couple who become stranded on a ranch and besieged by strangers who miss the good ol days of lawless anarchy.Black Widow (2021) 79%Directed by: Cate ShortlandStarring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel WeiszOpening on: July 9, 2021 (formerly November 6, 2020) with Premier Access on Disney+The first Marvel property to kick off its Phase 4 (on the big screen, at least) will be this prequel focusing on Scarlett Johansson s Natasha Romanoff. The story takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War and follows Natasha as she deals with dangerous people from her past as a double agent. David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, and Florence Pugh co-star, and who knows? Maybe Jeremy Renner s Hawkeye will make an appearance.Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021) 48%Directed by: Adam RobitelStarring: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Isabelle Fuhrman, Holland RodenOpening on: July 16, 2021 (formerly January 7, 2022)Taylor Russell and Logan Miller return to reprise their roles from the first Escape Room, a Saw-inspired horror-thriller that became something of a surprise hit when it premiered in January of 2019. Though we don t know exactly what the second film will be about, the first one ended on a pretty suggestive cliffhanger, so we can expect Ben (Miller) and Zoey (Russell) to take part in a new round of deadly games. Originally slated to debut in 2020, and then in 2021, the film was ultimately pushed even further back to 2022.Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) 26%Directed by: Malcolm D. LeeStarring: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe, Sonequa Martin-GreenOpening on: July 16, 2021, with simultaneous release on HBO MaxSpeaking of old stories for new audiences, LeBron James long-awaited Space Jam sequel will finally arrive in 2021. In this updated take on the original, Bron and his son (Cedric Joe) are transported to a digital world by an evil AI (voiced by Don Cheadle), who forces the basketball icon to team up with the Looney Toons and play a game of hoops against his digital Goon Squad.Old (2021) 50%Directed by: M. Night ShyamalanStarring: Gael García Bernal, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Alex WolffOpening on: July 23, 2021 (formerly February 26, 2021)M. Night Shyamalan s newest project seems like a fairly straightforward idea, so it ll be interesting to see where he takes it. In Old, a family on vacation discovers that the isolated beach where they re relaxing is causing them to age rapidly. This is the first of two films the horror auteur is slated to direct for Universal in the coming years.Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) 36%Directed by: Robert SchwentkeStarring: Henry Golding, Samara Weaving, Iko UwaisOpening on: July 23, 2021 (formerly October 22, 2021)Snake Eyes, the mute ninja/commando previously portrayed by Ray Park in the live-action G.I. Joe film franchise, gets an origin story. The character s past has always been shrouded in mystery, save for the fact that he was once close friends with enemy ninja Storm Shadow and the fact that an explosion not only severely disfigured his face but also fried his vocal cords. Now we get to see how it all came to be.The Green Knight (2021) 88%Director: David LoweryStarring: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Barry Keoghan, Sarita ChoudhuryOpening on: July 30, 2021Based on the 14th century Arthurian poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, this medieval fantasy adventure written and directed by David Lowery (Ain t Them Bodies Saints, The Old Man the Gun) appears to be splashed with a touch of horror, at least judging from the cryptic trailer. It was originally slated for a 2020 release before it moved to 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions.Jungle Cruise (2021) 62%Director: Jaume Collet-SerraStarring: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Édgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Paul GiamattiOpening on: July 30, 2021Following the path that Pirates of the Caribbean charted so successfully, this new film (franchise?) is based on the Disney theme park attraction of the same name. Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt star, respectively, as a riverboat captain and a scientist on a hunt for a magical cure in this Depression-era action adventure. Comedian Jack Whitehall also joins in the fun, playing Blunt’s character’s brother. Collet-Serra has had a string of action-thriller hits working with Liam Neeson (Commuter, Non-Stop, Unknown), so there s a chance this one could be slightly darker than anticipated.Stillwater (2021) 75%Directed by: Tom McCarthyStarring: Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin, Camille CottinOpening on: July 30, 2021 (formerly November 6, 2020)Matt Damon stars in this thriller about an Oklahoma oil-rig worker who travels to Marseille, France to unravel a mystery and clear his daughter s name when when she is imprisoned for a crime she says she didn t commit. The film co-stars Abigail Breslin and is directed and co-written by Tom McCarthy, who won a pair of Oscars for 2015 s Spotlight, so there s considerable pedigree behind this project, and there s no reason not to be optimistic about it.Vivo (2021) 86%Directed by: Kirk DeMiccoStarring: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Zoe Saldana, Brian Tyree Henry, Nicole Byer, Leslie David BakerOpening on: July 30, 2021 in select theaters and August 6, 2021 on NetflixHot on the heels of the Oscar-nominated Moana and 2020 s In The Heights movie adaptation, Broadway legend Lin-Manuel Miranda will return to his musical roots with a new animated musical from Sony. Kirk DeMicco will direct, with Miranda voicing the titular musical kinkajou, and the film will stream on Netflix.AugustThe Suicide Squad (2021) 90%Directed by: James GunnStarring: Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, John Cena, Peter Capaldi, Sylvester StalloneOpening on: August 6, 2021, with simultaneous release on HBO MaxDirector James Gunn looks to erase the memory of 2016 s Suicide Squad with this soft quasi-reboot. A handful of the cast members from the first film return, while Idris Elba, John Cena, Peter Capaldi, and more join in on the fun, as Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) gathers the Squad for a secret mission involving a giant starfish.Free Guy (2021) 80%Directed by: Shawn LevyStarring: Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi, Jody Comer, Joe Keery, Lel Rel HoweryOpening on: August 13, 2021 (formerly May 21, 2021)Ryan Reynolds brings his sarcastic wit and boyishly good-looking everyman charm to this self-referential, special effects-driven comedy. He stars as Guy, a nondescript bank teller non-player character (NPC) in a violent, open-world video game who suddenly becomes self-aware and decides to take his destiny into his own hands. Expect a lot of ironic, self-referential humor and over-the-top action shenanigans, which, when Ryan Reynolds is involved, is essentially its own genre these days.Respect (2021) 68%Directed by: Liesl TommyStarring: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Marc Maron, Audra McDonald, Mary J. BligeOpening on: August 13, 2021 (formerly January 15, 2021)Jennifer Hudson has some big shoes to fill, as she steps into the role of Aretha Franklin in Liesl Tommy s biopic of the legendary singer in Respect. It was originally slated for a January release before, like a lot of other films, it was delayed by coronavirus-related shutdowns.Reminiscence (2021) 37%Directed by: Lisa JoyStarring: Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Thandie Newton, Daniel Wu, Cliff CurtisOpening on: August 20, 2021, with simultaneous release on HBO MaxHugh Jackman stars in this sci-fi drama set in a flooded, near-future Miami about a man who offers people the chance to relive any memory. As he begins to fall for one of his clients, he discovers she may or may not be involved in a series of violent crimes and dives into her past to learn the truth. This is the feature debut of Lisa Joy, who previously worked on TV series like Pushing Daisies, Burn Notice, and most recently Westworld.Candyman (2021) 84%Directed by: Nia DaCostaStarring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tony Todd, Teyonah ParrisOpening on: August 27,2021 (formerly October 16, 2020)Longtime fan and contemporary horror maestro Jordan Peele is producing this sequel to not a remake of the classic 1992 horror film about the murdered son of a slave whose ghost haunts the Chicago neighborhood where the Cabrini Green housing projects once stood. The update is set after the gentrification of Cabrini Green, as an artist learns about the history of his neighborhood and begins to explore it in his work, unknowingly opening a door he may not be able to close.SeptemberCinderella (2021)Directed by: Kay CannonStarring: Camila Cabello, Billy Porter, Idina MenzelOpening on: September 3 on Amazon Prime (formerly July 16, 2021)If there s anyone who can do justice to Whitney Houston s turn as the Fairy Godmother, it s none other than Broadway legend and Pose star Billy Porter. Sure, we might not need another Cinderella story, but what could be better than vocal legends like Idina Menzel and newcomers like Camila Cabello bringing a classic story to life?Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)Directed by: Destin Daniel CrettonStarring: Simu Liu, Tony Leung, AwkwafinaOpening on: September 3, 2021 (formerly July 9, 2021)After bringing the true story of Bryan Stevenson to screen in this 2019 s Just Mercy, Destin Daniel Cretton will be joining the big leagues for his next project. Shang-Chi will be the Marvel Cinematic Universe s first Asian-led film. Kim s Conveince s Simu Liu is set to star, alongside Awkwafina and legendary actor Tony Leung, as the Marvel hero comes to grips with the legacy of his lineage.The Card Counter (2020)Directed by: Paul SchraderStarring: Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, Willem DafoeOpening on: September 10, 2021Writer-director Paul Schrader, who recently earned an Oscar nomination for First Reformed, helms this thriller about a man (Oscar Isaac) who reverts back to his old, dangerous ways when he meets a young man (Tye Sheridan) out for revenge on a military colonel (Willem Dafoe).Malignant (2021)Directed by: James WanStarring: Annabelle Wallis, George Young, Jake Abel, McKenna GraceOpening on: September 10, 2021 (formerly August 14, 2020)James Wan s next project stars Annabelle Wallis as a woman who begins to have terrifying visions of gruesome murders, only to discover not just that the killings are real and she is witnessing them in real time, but also that the killer has ties to her mysterious past.The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)Directed by: Michael ShowalterStarring: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Vincent D Onofrio, Cherry Jones, Sam JaegerOpening on: September 17, 2021Director Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) takes a more dramatic turn with this film based on the documentary of the same name that chronicles the rise and fall of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, with Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield set to play the infamous couple.OctoberVenom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)Directed by: Andy SerkisStarring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Naomie Harris, Stephen GrahamOpening on: October 1, 2021 (formerly October 15, 2021)Andy Serkis takes the reins for this follow-up to 2018 s Spider-Man-adjacent Sony hit Venom. Tom Hardy returns to reprise his role as journalist Eddie Brock, who entered into a mutually beneficial partnership with the alien symbiote who possessed his body in the first film, and he ll face off against a new villain in the form of Woody Harrelson s Carnage, who was teased in the post-credits scene of the first film.Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022)Directed by: Derek Drymon, Jennifer KluskaStarring: Kathryn Hahn, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Keegan-Michael KeyOpening on: October 1, 2021 (formerly July 23, 2021) exclusively on Amazon PrimeThe final chapter in the Hotel Transylvania series will not, in fact, include Adam Sandler as the voice of Dracula, but will focus on Dracula s human son-in-law Johnny (Andy Samberg), who is inadvertently transformed into a monster just as all his monster cohorts are turned into humans.The GuiltyDirected by: Antoine FuquaStarring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Riley KeoughOpening on: October 1, 2021 on NetflixJake Gyllenhaal, Riley Keough, and Peter Sarsgaard star in Antoine Fuqua s remake of the 2018 Danish thriller of the same name about a police emergency dispatcher who becomes invested in a 9-1-1 call from a woman in the middle of an abduction.The Many Saints of Newark (2021)Directed by: Alan TaylorStarring: Michael Gandolfini, Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Billy Magnussen, Ray Liotta, Corey Stoll, Alessandro NivolaOpening on: October 1, 2021, with simultaneous release on HBO MaxWhether you feel that the end of The Sopranos you know, that controversial fade to black was fitting and poignant or anti-climactic and unsatisfying, you probably jumped at the news that a Sopranos movie was in the works. With the late James Gandolfini no longer around, however, the only way to go was a prequel, and who better to portray a young Tony Soprano than Gandolfini s son himself, Michael? Alan Taylor directs this look back at the early years of the iconic TV mobster, with Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, and Ray Liotta in supporting roles.No Time to Die (2021)Directed by: Cary FukunagaStarring: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Rami Malek, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Lashana LynchOpening on: October 8, 2021 (formerly April 2, 2021)True Detective director Cary Fukunaga takes the reins for the 25th James Bond film, with Daniel Craig returning for his fifth and (presumably) final turn as 007. He s joined by series regulars Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, and Ben Whishaw, as well as returning characters played by Lea Seydoux and Jeffrey Wright. Recent Best Actor-winner Rami Malek is reported to play the villain, while it s presumed Captain Marvel s Lashana Lynch will play a newer 007 who may have to relinquish her famous code number back to Bond when he comes out of retirement.Halloween Kills (2021)Directed by: David Gordon GreenStarring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Anthony Michael HallOpening on: October 15, 2021, with simultaneous release on PeacockThe duo of director David Gordon Green and writer Danny McBride proved successful in the 2018 sequel-that-nullified-all-the-other-sequels, Halloween, so they recently announced two more films to close out a new trilogy. The second installment, which sees the return of the newly badass Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her grown-up daughter (Judy Greer), will hit theaters just before, well, Halloween.The Last Duel (2021)Directed by: Ridley ScottStarring: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Adam Driver, Jodie ComerOpening on: October 15, 2021 (formerly January 8, 2021)It s been two years since Ridley Scott did the unthinkable and reshot All The Money In The World weeks before its release date. But this time around, he ll be racing against history with this Edwardian tale of knights and maidens. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will reunite, with Killing Eve s breakout star Jodie Comer filling out the cast.Dune (2021)Directed by: Denis VilleneuveStarring: Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, ZendayaOpening on: October 22, 2021Acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve takes on the massive challenge of re-adapting Frank Herbert s sprawling sci-fi epic more than 30 years after David Lynch attempted the same and, according to many fans, fell short. At the very least, Villeneuve has assembled an impressive cast (just look at those names!) so it s now up to him and his co-writers to fashion an engaging script from the daunting source material.The French Dispatch (2021)Directed by: Wes AndersonStarring: Timothée Chalamet, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Benicio Del Toro, Saoirse Ronan, Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Owen WilsonOpening on: October 22, 2021 (formerly October 16, 2020)Reportedly inspired by director Wes Anderson s love of The New Yorker magazine, the latest is a comedic drama that brings to life a handful of stories from the French bureau of a fictional newspaper headquartered in Kansas. The film s press release calls it a love letter to journalists, and it brings together several of Anderson s regular collaborators in a massive, star-studded cast.Last Night in Soho (2021)Directed by: Edgar WrightStarring: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, Terence StampOpening on: October 22, 2021 (formerly April 23, 2021)Any time Edgar Wright has a new movie coming out, it s something to look forward to. But throw in the fact that he s assembled a cast that includes up-and-coming young stars like Anya Taylor-Joy and Thomasin McKenzie, as well as legendary vets like Diana Rigg and Terence Stamp? And the fact that it s a horror film inspired by both Don t Look Now and Repulsion? Yes, please, and thank you.Ron's Gone Wrong (2021)Directed by: Jean-Philippe Vine, Sarah SmithStarring: Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Olivia Colman, Ed HelmsOpening on: October 22, 2021 (formerly April 23, 2021)Originally slated for a late 2020 release, Ron s Gone Wrong was pushed back a few months after 20th Century Fox was acquired by Disney. The animated adventure is set in a world where every child s best friend is a digitally connected device and follows one young boy who discovers his own robot pal doesn t quite work the way it should.Antlers (2021)Directed by: Scott CooperStarring: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham GreeneOpening on: October 29, 2021 (formerly February 19, 2021)Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons star in this supernatural thriller about a small-town teacher and her sheriff brother who find themselves in a waking nightmare when they discover one of her students is harboring a terrifying secret in his attic.NovemberThe Harder They Fall (2021)Directed by: Jeymes SamuelStarring: Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Lakeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo, Regina KingOpening on: November 3, 2021 on NetflixFans of Idris Elba riding a horse should be overjoyed to know that, in addition to Concrete Cowboy, he s also in a more traditional Western. Here, he stars alongside a powerhouse cast that includes Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Lakeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo, and Regina King in a good, old-fashioned revenge tale about a man looking to hunt down the villain who murdered his parents.Eternals (2021)Directed by: Chloé ZhaoStarring: Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Brian Tyree HenryOpening on: November 5, 2021 (formerly February 12, 2021)The second film of Marvel s Phase 4 goes cosmic again with the Eternals. Much of the cast was announced in bits and pieces, with a big reveal at Comic-Con 2019 and a key addition made in August. In brief, the Eternals are powerful immortals who helped shape humanity and history on Earth, and the cast includes a lot of big names, from Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek to Kumail Nanjiani and a couple of Game of Thrones kings, Richard Madden and Kit Harington. Plus, director Chloé Zhao is no slouch herself; she had one of 2018 s best-reviewed films in The Rider. We ll just have to see how well she makes the transition to big-budget, special effects-driven blockbusters.Finch (2021)Directed by: Miguel SapochnikStarring: Tom HanksOpening on: November 5, 2021 on Apple TV+ (formerly August 20, 2021)Tom Hanks is back, breaking our hearts again. Here he plays a sickly inventor and the last human left on a post-apocalyptic earth who creates a robot to protect the life of his dog when he dies and keep them both company while he s alive. Will said robot be as lovable as, say, Wilson? Time will tell. Director Miguel Sapochnik boasts an epic resume, particularly in TV – if you need any convincing on this one, just know he directed Game of Thrones Battle of the Bastards episode.Red Notice (2021)Directed by: Rawson Marshall ThurberStarring: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Ryan ReynoldsOpening on: November 12 on NetflixDirector Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, Skyscraper) teams up with Dwayne Johnson for a third time in this action-comedy about a top FBI agent who is forced to team up with two rival criminals (Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds) to take down one of the world s most wanted.Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)Directed by: Jason ReitmanStarring: Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul RuddOpening on: November 19, 2021 (formerly June 11, 2021)Jason Reitman will direct a sequel to the original Ghostbusters franchise, unrelated to the all-female reboot directed by Paul Feig in 2016. We still don t know much about what the story will be, but as casting news trickled in, we did learn that Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace will play a brother and sister, with Carrie Coon as their single mother, and Paul Rudd is in the film as what appears to be a schoolteacher. Originally slated to open on July 10, 2020, the film was pushed back due to concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak.Tick, Tick... Boom! (2021)Directed by: Lin-Manuel MirandaStarring: Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesus, Vanessa Hudgens, Bradley WhitfordOpening on: November 19, 2021 on NetflixBetween In the Heights and Encanto, Lin-Manuel Miranda was already going to have a big 2021, but he decided to go ahead and drop his feature directorial debut as well. This musical drama stars Andrew Garfield as an aspiring theater composer nearing 30 and hoping for his big break who begins to reexamine his life and his relationships.Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021)Directed by: Johannes RobertsStarring: Kaya Scodelario, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Hannah John-Kamen, Neal McDonoughOpening on: November 24, 2021Nothing says Thanksgiving like a little zombie horror, right? Sony s reboot of the massively popular Resident Evil franchise looks to hew closer to the original video games than the Paul W.S. Anderson movies starring Milla Jovovich did. The new film, directed by horror vet Johannes Roberts (The Strangers: Prey at Night, 47 Meters Down), will serve as an origin story focusing on characters and landmarks that will be very familiar to fans of the games.DecemberThe Power of the Dog (2021)Directed by: Jane CampionStarring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzieOpening on: December 1, 2021 on NetflixIt s been a while since Jane Campion helmed a feature film, and as if to prove they re not just interested in sci-fi thrillers and action films, Netflix scooped up her latest as part of their 2021 release plan. Based on the Thomas Savage novel of the same name, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons as two brothers who own a Montana ranch at the turn of the 20th century and find themselves engaged in a bitter rivalry when one of them marries a local widow.West Side Story (2021)Directed by: Steven SpielbergStarring: Rita Moreno, Ansel Elgort, Rachel ZeglerOpening on: December 10, 2021 (formerly December 18, 2020)Steven Spielberg s new adaptation of the famous Broadway musical of the same name, which is itself an alternative take on Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet, is finally seeing the light of day in late 2020. Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler star in the as Tony and Maria, two teens in 1950s New York City who belong to rival gangs but fall in love with each other and must deal with the consequences.Nightmare Alley (2021)Directed by: Guillermo del ToroStarring: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Toni Collette, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, Rooney MaraOpening on: December 17, 2021 (formerly December 3, 2021)Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro always has a dozen or so plates spinning, but his next project is this adaptation of the novel of the same name by William Lindsay Graham. Starring Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett, the story revolves around a manipulative carnival hustler who hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is. It doesn t have a specific release date yet, but a recent Tweet by Searchlight Pictures announced it would be released in December of 2021.Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)Directed by: Jon WattsStarring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Jamie Foxx, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfred MolinaOpening on: December 17, 2021 (formerly November 5, 2021)There s a lot to break down in the upcoming third Sony/MCU Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker, with some pretty big potential implications for both studios and their respective franchises. Suffice it to say, there will be some heady, game-changing plot elements at play, and if you want to know more than that, you can always read our breakdown of everything we know about the movie so far.The King's Man (2021)Directed by: Matthew VaughnStarring: Harris Dickinson, Ralph Fiennes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Daniel Brühl, Stanley Tucci, Djimon HounsouOpening on: December 22, 2021 (formerly August 20, 2021)While both a third installment of the Kingsman franchise and a Statesman spin-off are still on the way, audiences will first get a taste of how the whole thing came to exist in the first place with this prequel, set in the early 1900s. Ralph Fiennes leads an all-star cast in an origin story that will show how a group of ex-soldiers formed the spy agency.The Matrix Resurrections (2021)Directed by: Lana WachowskiStarring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lambert Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Groff, Jessica Henwick, Priyanka Chopra JonasOpening on: December 22, 2021 (formerly April 1, 2022), with simultaneous release on HBO MaxSomehow, some way, Neo and Trinity are set to return to the world of The Matrix, as Lana Wachowski is set to bring us another sci-fi action-adventure set in the world digital world she helped create way back in 1999. We won t get Agent Smith or Morpheus this time around, but people like Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, and Priyanka Chopra are joining the cast, so that s exciting. The film was already delayed once to 2022 after it was originally slated to open in May of 2021, and now it s been moved back up again to a very competitive Christmas weekend.Sing 2 (2021)Directed by: TBDStarring: Matthew McConaughey, Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes, John C. Reilly, Idina Menzel, Resse Witherspoon, Nick Kroll, Scarlett JohanssonOpening on: December 22, 2021Originally slated for Christmas 2020, Universal s Sing 2 will release summer 2021 instead. The animated feature about a koala talent agent will see most of the principal cast return, with the addition of Idina Menzel and Selena Gomez. Chances are it ll be another big family-friendly hit.Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022)Directed by: Simon CurtisStarring: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Dominic West, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie BayeOpening on: December 22, 2021Fans of the popular ITV/PBS series rejoiced when the Crawley family and the staff of their famous estate made the leap to the big screen in 2019, and we re getting a second trip just in time for Christmas, 2021. The original cast is returning, with new additions like Dominic West, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, and Nathalie Baye, while Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) will take on directorial duties. No word yet on what exactly the story of the new film will be.Don't Look Up (2020)Directed by: Adam McKayStarring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana GrandeOpening on: December 24, 2021 on NetflixAdam McKay (The Big Short, Vice) directs a massive ensemble cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence in this satirical take on the disaster movie, following a pair of low-level astronomers who discover an approaching comet will destroy the planet and embark on a media tour to try to get the world to take them seriously.Sherlock Holmes 3Directed by: Dexter FletcherStarring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdamsOpening on: TBD (formerly December 22, 2021)With Robert Downey Jr. free from the MCU, it s finally time for the long awaited Sherlock Holmes sequel. By 2021, it ll have been a decade since RDJ and Jude Law last brought their mischievous friendship to Victorian England. Rachel McAdams is set to return as Irene Adler, with a script from Chris Brancato, best known for his work in television on Hannibal and Narcos, and Bohemian Rhapsody director Dexter Fletcher is at the helm, though he did report back in October of 2020 that the film was on the back burner, so it likely won t hold to its 2021 release plans.Escape from SpiderheadDirected by: Joseph KosinskiStarring: Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett, Mark Paguio, Tess HaubrichOpening on: TBD on NetflixWorking from a script by Deadpool writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy, Top Gun: Maverick) directs this action film about a pair of near-future convicts who agree to a series of experimental drug tests in exchange for shorter prison sentences. The film was initially thought to be getting a 2022 release, but as of now, we haven t gotten concrete word on that.Blazing Samurai (2021)Directed by: Chris Bailey, Mark KoetsierStarring: Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Cera, Michelle Yeoh, George Takei, Gabriel Iglesias, Djimon HonsouOpening on: 2021Originally slated for release in 2017, the star-studded animated feature was scheduled to finally see the light of day in 2021, though we don t know if that will come to fruition. Inspired by Mel Brooks classic western Blazing Saddles, the cast includes Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson and Ricky Gervais.Pinocchio (2018)Directed by: Guillermo del Toro, Mark GustafsonStarring: TBDOpening on: TBD on NetflixThis has been one of Guillermo del Toro s long-in-development passion projects, and it will also be his first foray into animation. The stop motion-animated adaptation of the classic tale will reportedly be a tad darker than we may be accustomed to, with del Toro calling it a brutalist fable. Like The Power of the Dog, this was picked up by Netflix and given a 2021 release date; whether or not the streaming giant will put it in theaters remains to be seen.Jan-Mar | Apr-June | July-Sep | Oct-DecThe Best Movies of 2019 | The Most Anticipated Movies of 2020Thumbnail image by Jaap Buitendijk/©Focus Features.
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ecs think is marketable,” Rodriguez says, adding that this means they have to have original series because they learned “early on” that options from mainstream outlets were limiting. And while they do have name-recognizable content like the original Queer as Folk and Gay of Thrones, the popular Funny or Die webseries from Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness, Rodriguez and Daniels point to other titles in their catalogue like the drag-themed docu-series, Queens of Kings, and Before I Got Famous. That web series stars Xingcheng You, a Chinese immigrant who is both looking for love and his big break in Hollywood, and focuses on stereotypes that still exist in the gay dating culture.For A/V Club Enthusiasts: Rooster TeethRooster Teeth was launched in 2003 by some friends who wanted to be the next Quentin Tarantino or Kevin Smith, but couldn’t get into festivals. Co-founder Bernie Burns told journalists at the summer 2018 Television Critics Association press tour that their service took off when “we discovered and pioneered a method of animation where we could use the 3D gaming engines in popular video games to make animation.” This led to what he touts as the longest-running digital series ever, the military-themed sci-fi comedy Red vs. Blue. They also have reality series, live-action shorts, and more.For Cult Classic Connoisseurs: Shout! FactoryWho needs reboots when you can have the classics? The TV vertical of this digitized tribute to old-school charm has everything from cult classics like Mystery Science Theater 3000 (85% Tomatometer) to relics from the years of rabbit ears like Father Knows Best and Car 54, Where Are You?. There’s also original programming like Why We Love It, a web series that strives to justify users’ love for programming of acquired taste like Rowan Atkinson’s Mr. Bean and the Nicolas Cage–Jennifer Beals campfest Vampire’s Kiss (61% TM). Gene Pao, Shout! Factory’s Senior Vice President of Digital Media, says that, “over the years we’ve found that viewers are particularly interested in ‘modernized nostalgia’ — cult and classic TV and film that shape today’s pop culture.” Shout! plays into this with marathon viewings like MST3K Turkey Day on Thanksgiving, during which Pao says “viewers can interact with each other via chat.”For Horror Buffs: ShudderThis AMC-owned streaming service celebrates the worlds of gore and supernatural. And while it doesn’t have its parent company’s juggernaut, The Walking Dead, its TV section does live up to its promise of offering “a constant stream of killer content.” Titles include AMC s adaptation of author Joe Hill s NOS4A2 (70% Tomatometer), and the documentary series Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics as well as original programming like its anthology, Neil Gaiman s Likely Stories, and a partnering TWD’s Greg Nicotero on a revamp of the classic Creepshow. Shudder general manager Craig Engler says “we can do shows that other people can’t” because they aren’t as beholden to ratings.For Indie Aficionados: Sundance NowA SVOD companion to SundanceTV, General Manager Jan Diedrichsen told journalists at the winter 2018 TCA press tour that the goal of both is to find a way to “best serve fans of premium indie content in a deeper way.” This service is the home for original programming like This Close (100% Tomatometer), a rom-com of sorts about two best friends and their relationship woes that’s based on series of shorts from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. There are also series that originated on its linear channel counterpart, like the Joanne Froggatt–Ioan Gruffudd thriller Liar (62% Tomatometer) and other fine options.For Francophiles: TV5monde (and others)(Photo by TV5monde US)Grab the macarons and red wine! This Paris-based network offers a way to watch popular French series with the aid of subtitles (and without the need of a passport). Streaming is available through Sling, and programs include the 2019 rom-com hit Un si grand soleil, which centers on family and friends in Marseille, and the police detective drama Caïn.For BET Fans Craving More: Urban Movie ChannelDespite its title, UMC actually has a rather robust TV section as well. These include episodes of WE tv’s long-running reality series, Growing Up Hip Hop. Original series include the drama 5th Ward, which is based on director Greg Carter s similarly named movie. “We pay very close attention to viewership trends and feedback from our subscribers to understand what’s working and what’s not and use that as a guide for greenlight decisions on any new or classic series,” UMC General Manager Sylvia George says, adding that their primary target audience is black women. “At a high level, the type of programming that resonates with UMC viewers ranges from romantic dramas and comedies to female-driven stories to series that push the envelope in a compelling and relatable way.”For Cinephiles: Criterion ChannelAfter the November 2018 death of FilmStruck, several other streaming options clamored to become the rightful heir to the cinephile throne, and the Criterion Collection’s streaming component is quickly rising up that rank. In addition to celebrating classic and cult cinema from around the world, the channel also has special features like behind-the-scenes footage and a guest programmer series.If Criterion isn’t to your liking, other streamers that concentrate on classic and/or under-the-radar cinema include SnagFilms and MUBI. Services like Kanopy and Hoopla have similar offerings and work in conjunction with local libraries.For Those Who Love The Great White Way: BroadwayHDLots of theater fans would like to give regular regards to Broadway, but not all of them can take regular pilgrimages to New York City (or afford the ticket prices once they’re there). In those instances, there’s BroadwayHD. The service, which Tony Award-winning producers Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley founded in 2015, offers full-length stage plays and musicals at legal and considerably much better quality than those grainy videos you can find on YouTube. Productions have included musicals like 42nd Street, Falsettos, She Loves Me, and Cats, as well as renditions of Shakespeare.For When You Want Some Badass Cinema: Brown SugarSometimes you need to see some foxy ladies in tight pants kicking perps to the curb. And, for that, Brown Sugar offers Blaxploitation classics like Coffy (plus, send-ups of the horror genre like Blackenstein). But there are also more recent and — dare we say — more wholesome offerings too, like the Al Green concert Everything’s Gonna Be All Right and the family-friendly A Baby for Christmas.For Those Who Want Just The Facts: DocsvilleThere’s more to documentaries than Netflix’s latest true-crime obsession or brilliantly shot nature footage narrated by David Attenborough. This SVOD option is a warehouse of some thought-provoking visual storytelling from around the world that covers everything from Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, a look at the legacy of the controversial yet influential comedian, to a nearly three-minute short on the privilege of having a toilet.For similar options, perhaps with more of a science bent, there’s CuriosityStream.For The Warm and Fuzzies: Hallmark Movies NowSometimes you may want a cup of hot chocolate and the chance to see perfectly lit people in winter wonderlands — even if it’s July. The Hallmark Movies Now option has an assortment of its holiday-themed classics as well as movies about weddings, beach-side flings, and other scenarios that result in emotionally charged embraces. There are television series and specials that include adaptation of biblical stories and classic novels.If HMN options feel too mainstream, there are also OTTs that specialize in Christian-themed programming like Pure Flix and Dove Channel (that would be a reference to the bird, not to shampoo and body wash).For Mainlining Martial Arts: Hi-YahDescribed as “the sound of mayhem, of flying fists and roundhouse kicks” on its website, this service — which is available for a fee as an add-on to Amazon and though Roku and other devices — is a warehouse of martial arts favorites. And that definition is a loose one. The service also has horror films, thrillers, period pieces, and more that also happen to showcase people who can destroy you while barely breaking a sweat.For Supporters of Public Broadcasting: PBS Video AppFrom Poldark and PBS NewsHour to Ken Burns documentaries and Call the Midwife, there s probably something educational and/or entertaining to find on PBS video app. Or just turn it on for some background music; there are also recordings of Great Performances and Austin City Limits shows.For Live Music Without Dealing with LiveNation: QelloConcerts are great ways to celebrate your favorite artists with peers who appreciate them as much as you do. They’re also loud, expensive and usually hassles to get to. For those who can’t (or won’t) handle all that grunt work, there’s Qello. This service lets you watch concerts and documentary footage on demand, be it Paul McCartney or Beyoncé. But its greatest asset might be that it helps cure a nostalgic hunger for artists whom we are no longer able to watch perform, such as Tom Petty or David Bowie.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s fourth phase is an eclectic mix of supporting characters leading their own television shows and some genuinely unexpected characters debuting in their own films. And even though Guardians of the Galaxy should prove the studio can make stars out of any obscure Marvel hero, some may still be scratching their heads about September’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.With a teaser trailer finally out, some may understand why Marvel fans are excited. But if you need further clarification, let’s take a look at everything we know about the film to suss out why Shang-Chi’s introduction to the MCU is highly anticipated.Master Of Kung Fu(Photo by Jim Cheung/Marvel Comics)Created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin in 1972, the character was part of wave of martial arts heroes both of the Big Two comic book publishers introduced as they themselves became aware of the martial arts films playing in New York theaters at the time. But in Shang-Chi’s case, the story is more involved, as Marvel was looking to publish a series based on the popular Kung Fu series. That program, owned by what was then called Warner Communications, was itself allegedly based on a concept from legendary martial arts film star Bruce Lee – although the origin of Kung Fu, which starred David Carradine as a half-Chinese monk roaming the Old West, is a subject of much debate. One thing seems clear, though: Lee was considered for the lead role but rejected because the television networks believed viewers would never watch a Chinese actor as the star.Unable to secure the deal, Marvel turned around and acquired the rights to author Sax Rohmer’s pulp novel villain Fu Manchu and tasked Englehart and Starlin with creating a new main character, Shang-Chi, to play the protagonist in the struggle with the villain. As it happens, the two would also turn out to be father and son.Debuting in 1973’s Special Marvel Edition #15, he would take over the title completely when it was renamed The Hands of Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu two issues later. Other than Shang-Chi, much of the book’s cast was comprised of established characters from Rohmer’s novels. The series ran until issue #125 in 1983. He would continue to appear in crossovers, one-shots, team-up books like Agents of Atlas, and miniseries across the years. A special “Issue #126” of the original series was released in 2017.Sometime after 1983, though, Marvel’s deal to use Fu Manchu expired. As a character wholly owned by Marvel, Shang-Chi’s origins began to morph. Members of his family were renamed and re-imagined while other Rohmer characters simply disappeared from the Marvel Universe.Nevertheless, there are two important takeaways from Shang-Chi’s comic book history: he is a proven success, and his origins were always ripe for a feature film. He is born of the martial arts film tradition, after all.Also, keep his father in mind. That’s going to matter later.The Winding Road To A Feature(Photo by ©Warner Bros. courtesy Everett Collection)Shang-Chi’s prospects in film reach back as far as the 1980s, when Stan Lee reached out to Bruce Lee’s widow, Linda Lee Cadwell, and son, Brandon Lee, about the latter potentially starring in a Shang-Chi film or TV series. Sadly, the younger Lee’s life was cut short on the set of The Crow in 1993. In 2001, Blade director Steven Norrington was signed to direct The Hands of Shang-Chi, but was replaced by martial legends Yuen Woo-ping when the project moved to Dreamworks in 2003. A year later, the rights reverted to Marvel Entertainment and held in reserve for the newly formed Marvel Studios. In 2005, it was listed among 10 potential films the studio would produce for Paramount.Then the Infinity Saga happened, delaying films like Shang-Chi and Ant-Man far beyond the initial slate.In 2018, Marvel Studios fast-tracked the project because it wanted to feature an Asian lead after the success of both Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians. David Callaham (The Expendables, Wonder Woman 1984) quickly signed on to write the feature and Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12, Just Mercy) emerged as director in March of 2019. Throughout this phase of development, Marvel kept seeding the message that it wanted Shang-Chi to play in a similar fashion to Black Panther: an Asian (or Asian-American) viewpoint on the Marvel superhero modernizing some of the more dated or stereotypical elements of the character s 1970s run. Other key crew behind the camera include director of photography Bill Pope (The Matrix, Spider-Man 2), production designer Sue Chan (Colossal), and editor Harry Yoon (Minari).Production was slated to begin in February of 2020, and though the COVID-19 pandemic delayed things slightly, shooting was completed on October 24th of that year.The Cast And Story Of Shang-ChiRyan FujitaniSimu Liu (Kim s Convenience) will make his Marvel debut as Shang-Chi, and from the teaser, we discover he is the son of Wenwu (Tony Leung), a man who has given his child 10 years to “live his life” in San Francisco. Among his friends are Katy (Awkwafina), a hotel porter unaware of his training or life with Wenwu, and Jon Jon (Ronny Chieng). Of course, from the bus attack glimpsed in the preview, they are about to learn that Shang-Chi is a very skilled martial artist and scion of the Ten Rings organization.The group will go on a journey as Wenwu’s attempts to bring his son back into the fold intensify. Also, according to some rumors, the “Ten Rings” of the title may be alien artifacts Wenwu uses to maintain control of the Ten Rings group known to people like Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).Other cast members include Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan – her second MCU character after Aleta Ogord in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Fala Chen as Jiang Li, and Meng er Zhang as Shang-Chi s sister Xialing. Dallas Liu will also appear in an undisclosed role.The MCU Connections(Photo by Zade Rosenthal/©Walt Disney Pictures)Of course, one of the most intriguing elements of Shang-Chi is the update to his famous parentage. Instead of Fu Manchu, a character steeped in “yellow peril” stereotypes, Wenwu takes his cues from Marvel Comics villain the Mandarin – a character long-teased in the Iron Man film series.While such a revelation would normally be a spoiler, Marvel was surprisingly open about Leung playing The Mandarin when he was first announced for the film in 2019. Our guess here, supported by the teaser: the film is less about Shang-Chi discovering the truth about his father than it is him coming to grips with what the Mandarin and the Ten Rings really mean for him and the world at large.If you’ll recall, the Ten Rings were introduced in the first Iron Man they were the group responsible for Tony Stark’s capture in the desert. He eventually made the Mark I Iron Man suit and escaped. Much of the subsequent film saw Tony dismantling their operations in the Middle East. They would also aid Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) in Iron Man 2.The Mandarin himself seemingly surfaced in Iron Man 3 as part of new terror campaign. It eventually turned out that “The Mandarin” was a struggling British actor named Trevor Slattery (Ben Kingsley) and that the plot was orchestrated by Killian Aldrich (Guy Pearce) to cover up his own failed experiments. Subsequently, Slattery was abducted from his prison block by real Ten Rings agents, as seen in the Marvel One-Shot short “All Hail the King” on the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray release.Ryan FujitaniAnd for many, finally seeing the Mandarin and the Ten Rings in full form is worth the price of admission alone. But tying Shang-Chi to the character also opens up a lot of new avenues for conflict and pathos. According to Cretton, the dangling element of Shang-Chi’s father – in the comics, an immortal villain called Zheng Zu replaced Fu Manchu allowed him to reimagine the Mandarin as a much more complex and layered character than typically seen during his heyday in the pages of Iron Man.In fact, we’ll go out on a limb and suggest it took all this time to get the Mandarin on screen because he can easily become a stereotype himself.But he’s not the only Marvel character debuting in the film. As seen in the teaser, Shang-Chi will face Razor Fist (Florian Munteanu) during that bus attack. The character is something of a Marvel martial arts mainstay, first appearing in a 1975 issue of the Shang-Chi comic, then called Master of Kung Fu, as an assassin with blades for hands. A subsequent set of characters – twins who both lost a hand in a car accident and replaced them with blades – adopted the name. No matter who currently holds the Razor Fist title, it is their destiny to fight with Shang-Chi, although it usually happens because someone pays them to do so. It is unclear if this is the case with the movie’s Razor Fist, though. He may merely be a test of Shang-Chi’s skills as Wenwu prepares to call him home.(Photo by Marvel Studios)Additionally, the teaser features a very brief glimpse of Death Dealer. The character, a later addition to Shang-Chi in 1982, was an agent of Fu Manchu embedded within MI:6. When his true loyalty came to light, the supervillain anointed him with a new costume. Like Razor Fist, he may just be another one of the bold opponents Shang-Chi will face as his journey takes him from San Francisco to other spots on the globe. But considering Death Dealer’s distinctive mask, it’s hard not to imagine he will become the key antagonist as Shang-Chi and Wenwu’s relationship changes.The Shifting Release DateOriginally set to debut on February 12, 2021, Disney first moved it to May 7 as the pandemic began a cascade effect of delays. It then moved again to July 9 as part of a further shift of release dates, and just when things seemed to settle, Black Widow took the July 9 date. As of now, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is set for release on September 3, 2021.Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opens on September 3, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
Two years ago, John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place became an unexpected phenomenon, earning rave reviews (95% on the Tomatometer), grossing more than 0 million worldwide, and even receiving an Oscar nomination for its invaluable sound design. Who knew Jim from The Office had it in him? But could it launch a franchise? Working well as a small-scale standalone sci-fi horror movie, it didn’t need a continuation.Well, Krasinski went ahead and wrote and directed another one anyway, and apparently that’s a good thing, since the first reactions to A Quiet Place Part II are entirely positive. Most of the social media commentary following the first press screenings are about how the follow-up builds upon the original while also celebrating the performances of returning actress Millicent Simmonds and franchise newcomer Cillian Murphy.Here’s what critics are saying about A Quiet Place Part II:How does it compare to the first movie?A worthy, world-expanding followup that builds on the original and finds its own thrills, chills, and emotions in the process. Kate Erbland, IndieWireA savagely unfurled sequel… smartly employs sound and silence like the first. But best of all, it builds the world and grows the characters in thoughtful, grounded, and riveting ways. Kristy Puchko, PajibaIt’s a great sequel that expands the world. Steve Weintraub, ColliderFinds exciting ways to further explore this terrifying environment, and is bigger… deserves to be a MASSIVE hit. Sean O Connell, CinemaBlendBuilds upon the story from the first film in some unexpected/inspired ways. Heather Wixson, Daily DeadNot at all what I expected, and that s a great thing. A very creative sequel that goes to some unexpected and satisfying places. Megan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingIn what could easily have been a retread, John Krasinski finds unbelievably creative ways to keep the movie’s niche from getting stale… riveting from top to bottom. Chris Killian, ComicBook.com(Photo by Paramount Pictures)How tense is it?TENSE AS HELL. Sean O Connell, CinemaBlendIncredibly tense. Heather Wixson, Daily DeadSpine-tingling. Tense. Kristy Puchko, Pajiba Tension: The Movie. I have a stomach ache now from how tense this movie is. Mike Ryan, UproxxHad me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Steve Weintraub, ColliderWho stands out this time?Millicent Simmonds really comes into her own her with a truly phenomenal performance… She’s sooooooo good! Heather Wixson, Daily DeadMillicent Simmonds is phenomenal. Kristy Puchko, PajibaBravo Millicent Simmonds. Megan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingAnd what about the addition of Cillian Murphy?Cillian Murphy RULES. Heather Wixson, Daily DeadSteals the movie. Chris Killian, ComicBook.comThis turned out to be a surprisingly great Cillian Murphy movie… he’s basically the main character. Mike Ryan, UproxxHe and Millicent Simmonds truly steal the film. Noah Jupe is great too. Erik Davis, Fandango(Photo by Paramount Pictures)How is John Krasinski s directing?How does John Krasinski already have Spielberg-level chops?? Sean O Connell, CinemaBlendHe’s very much a natural. Heather Wixson, Daily DeadBravo, John Krasinski. So good, so emotional, too. Erik Davis, FandangoAnd Marco Beltrami s Score?He nails it, again! Megan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingVery good, again with fantastic sound design. Erik Davis, FandangoAre we going to want another sequel?When it ended, wanted more. Is it too early to talk about A Quiet Place Part III? Steve Weintraub, ColliderA Quiet Place Part II opens on March 20.
If you have a suggestion for a movie or show you think we should do an episode on, let us know in the comments, or email us at email@example.com.Meet the hostsJacqueline Coley is an editor at Rotten Tomatoes, with a focus on awards and indie coverage but with a passion for everything, from the MCU to musicals and period pieces. Coley is a regular moderator at conventions and other events, can be seen on Access Hollywood and other shows, and will not stand Constantine slander of any kind. Follow Jacqueline on Twitter: @THATjacqueline.Mark Ellis is a comedian and contributing editor for Rotten Tomatoes. He currently hosts the Rotten Tomatoes series Versus, among others, and can be seen co-hosting the sports entertainment phenomenon Movie Trivia Schmoedown. His favorite Star Wars movie is Jedi (guess which one!), his favorite person is actually a dog (his beloved stepdaughter Mollie), and – thanks to this podcast – he s about to watch Burlesque for the first time in his life. Follow Mark on Twitter: @markellislive.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News. New Apple TV+ series For All Mankind portrays an alternate history in which the U.S. space program triumphs in defeat after the Russians land on the moon first. Executive producers and co-creators Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert, and Ben Nedivi and executive producer Maril Davis provide insight into their new drama ahead of the November 8 premiere of episode four, Prime Crew, in which a training accident sparks a debate about women astronauts.About the show: For All Mankind presents an aspirational world where NASA astronauts, engineers and their families find themselves in the center of extraordinary events seen through the prism of an alternate history timeline — a world in which the USSR beats the U.S. to the moon. The series stars Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Shantel VanSanten, Wrenn Schmidt, Jodi Balfour. For All Mankind is directed by Seth Gordon.RELATED: The Best Apple TV+ Movies and TV Ranked
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 we have a slam poetry doc, a haunted house horror film, and a biopic about Madam Curie. In our Spotlight section, we have Dave Franco s directorial debut film about a creepy Airbnb. In our Indie Trailer section, we have new clips from films starring Brenton Thwaites, Tobias Menzies, and Jackass Steve-O.Streaming This Weekend
亚博永久官网 Beloved canceled-too-soon series can often find a second life after they re released on a streaming service or home entertainment platform, but rarely do passionate online fandoms translate to a show being resurrected more than half a decade after its initial cancellation. Luckily, Young Justice: Outsiders, which begins its third season January 4 on DC Universe, is one of those rare programs to find its way back to the air. And as lead character designer Phil Bourassa told Rotten Tomatoes recently, “timing, the fandom, and social media” kept its spirit alive and enabled its resurrection.Young Justice debuted on Cartoon Network in 2010 and featured a different take on the teen sidekicks of the DC Superheroes. Robin, a new version of Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian, and Artemis formed a covert group aiding the Justice League while being trained by Black Canary. As the season progressed, the group added more members. In the show s second year, the story jumped forward two years to follow a new covert team, while the original group found their places in the Justice League. Both groups would continue to grow and change as a storyline featuring classic DC villains Vandal Savage and Darkseid led to a surprising cliffhanger.And then Cartoon Network pulled the plug.(Photo by DC Universe)“Our boss [Warner Bros. Animation executive vice president of creative affairs] Sam Register told us that we created the perfect show for streaming, we just did it five years too early,” Bourassa said. “We always thought that was funny, because it is sort of designed to be consumed in that way — or at least [it is] a completely viable way to consume it because it has so much continuity, and so much connected narrative strands, and our fans picked on that.”The first two seasons found their way to Netflix, and thanks to the emergence of platforms like Tumblr and Twitter, fans never stopped talking about it or asking Bourassa and producers Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman — who also spoke with us — about a potential third season, Bourassa said.“Whenever we would go to do promotion or whenever active on social media promoting current projects, I would hear constantly from the fans about how much they loved Young Justice regardless of what I was talking about,” Bourassa said, crediting Weisman with “cultivating lot of their energy into a direct appeal … [so fans ] voices could be heard.”(Photo by DC Universe)That cultivation coincided with early planning for original content on the DC Universe streaming service, which created a perfect storm for Young Justice s resurrection. Weisman joked that there s not much difference between the two eras of the show, just that he is “older and wider.” Seriously, though, Vietti told Rotten Tomatoes that the creative team wanted to strike a balance between feeling both fresh and familiar.“We wanted to build something that was familiar to our fans in the first two seasons, but also pushed into new territory, he explained.While the arrival of Darkseid seemed imminent toward the end of the series second season, Outsiders picks up two years later and the villain is nowhere to be seen. Instead, the show picks up with the world facing a metahuman trafficking crisis: Young people with the potential for powers are being kidnapped and turned into weapons. The League even finds some of these press-ganged children on other planets, and it falls to Dick Grayson — who quit the team at the end of season 2 — to assemble a new covert group to investigate the metahuman smuggling syndicate.Members of the new team include Geo-Force and Halo, both characters with long histories in the comics — including the 1980s story Batman and the Outsiders, from which the new season takes some inspiration — but known in animation more as guest characters.“These [are] young characters that aren t really sure what they want to be when they grow up. They don t come from a sidekick type of relationship with an older hero; they re just normal people — ish,” Vietti explained.Geo-Force, for example, is a young Markovian prince thrust into the superhero world after the disappearance of his sister. Halo, meanwhile, is a refugee from the fictional DC Comics Middle Eastern country of Qurac, stuck in Markovia and trying her best to avoid detection as a metahuman in a country terrified of powers.