Sonic the Hedgehog had a lot of hurdles to overcome, from the fan backlash to its character design (and the subsequent production delay in response) to the general low expectations that come with video game movies. Fortunately, based on the relatively positive reception of the Sega adaptation, many fans and families will find this to be a pleasant surprise. Mostly harmless fun with a scene-stealing throwback performance from Jim Carrey, Sonic is nothing revolutionary but is hardly a prickly affair either.Here’s what critics are saying about Sonic the Hedgehog:Is it better than expected?I admit I had my reserves about Sonic the Hedgehog, but it completely blew my mind. Tessa Smith, Mama s GeekyRaise your expectations. Sonic the Hedgehog is the first cinema surprise of the year. Julian Roman, MovieWebA movie miracle or at the very least an unexpected surprise, this adaptation… largely presses all the right buttons — and even does so in the right order. Oliver Jones, ObserverAre the updated visuals worth the wait?The effects, while maintaining fidelity to the popular video game, turned out stellar. Yolanda Machado, The WrapYou know what, it works. It’s a really effective rendering of the classic character many of us grew up playing. Wenlei Ma, News.com.auNot only did the animators go above and beyond in fixing Sonic to look more like his video game origins, but they might’ve saved the movie. Dami Lee, The VergeThe filmmakers were able to get what amounts to a stuffed toy to emote more successfully than, say, the filmmakers behind last summer’s The Lion King. Oliver Jones, ObserverIn the finished film this new, cartoony Sonic might be more aesthetically pleasing, but he’s a bizarre outlier in an otherwise photorealistic world. Huw Fullerton, Radio Times(Photo by Paramount Pictures)How does it rate as a video game movie?Sonic the Hedgehog succeeds where so many other video game adaptations fail because it captures the spirit of the games and the character. Spencer Perry, ComicBook.comSonic the Hedgehog is a fairly middling family-friendly adventure movie, but a comparably good video game adaptation. A.A. Dowd, AV ClubYou might have to go all the way back to 1993’s Super Mario Bros. to find such a striking disconnect between the experience of playing something at home and watching it in a theater. David Ehrlich, IndieWireIt’s not quite Detective Pikachu, but it’s fun enough. Huw Fullerton, Radio TimesHow is Jim Carrey?Sonic offers Jim Carrey in a performance almost as full-tilt as those of his mid- 90s heyday. . John DeFore, Hollywood ReporterCarrey’s physicality and comedic timing evoke memories of his Ace Ventura and Liar Liar heyday, proving the gifted comedian hasn’t lost his touch. Akeem Lawanson, IGNThis is peak Carrey, a delightfully unhinged, physical performance reminiscent of his work in Ace Ventura or The Mask. Wenlei Ma, News.com.auCarrey is the film’s most prized weapon…his vitality makes an otherwise routine endeavor worthwhile. The movie is fine, but the villain’s a delight. Bilge Ebiri, VultureHe’s far more animated than Sonic. And far too good for this. Steve Rose, Guardian(Photo by Paramount Pictures)And James Marsden?Marsden manages to mine the heartwarming moments with Sonic even if it’s ultimately not a standout turn in his career. Akeem Lawanson, IGNTo Marsden’s credit, there’s a natural camaraderie… which is impressive given that the critter was likely represented on set by a tennis ball on a stick. Jake Cole, SlantIs the movie funny?I found myself laughing out loud several times, and yes, I even shed a few tears. Tessa Smith, Mama s GeekyOne of the strengths of the film is that it s always throwing new gags and jokes at the audience, so even if one doesn t work, there s another right around the corner that arrives as quickly as Sonic himself. Spencer Perry, ComicBook.comGets away with [one fart joke], otherwise bypassing the all-too-common cheap laughs for a story that’s loaded with smart humor [and] snappy dialogue. Kristen Page-Kirby, Washington PostThe jokes are almost all uniformly awful, following a formula of some zany thing happening and a character merely describing aloud what just happened in an incredulous voice. Jake Cole, Slant(Photo by Paramount Pictures)How is the script?The script itself is very light-hearted, even with undercurrents about being an outsider and the loneliness that comes with it. Yolanda Machado, The WrapEven when grappling with potentially heavy themes like government-sponsored drone warfare and situational depression, Sonic the Hedgehog never loses its buoyant sense of storytelling. Oliver Jones, ObserverSonic the Hedgehog has a terrific script. Screenwriters Patrick Casey and Josh Miller infuse a lot of creativity into the Japanese source material. Julian Roman, MovieWebSonic the Hedgehog is frustratingly old-school in its condescension, as the filmmakers constantly hold the audience’s hand. Jake Cole, SlantWriters Patrick Casey and Josh Miller spend too much time trying to modernize Sonic… but they sacrifice so much of his character in the process. Rendy Jones, Rendy ReviewsIs it strictly for fans of the game?First and foremost for Sonic fans. If you’ve been there for the little blue fella these past 29 years… then Sonic the Hedgehog is the love letter you’re probably looking for. If you’ve never really cared for the Blue Blur, you’ll probably want to avoid this flick like one of Dr. Robotnik’s badniks. Akeem Lawanson, IGNIf you spent your afternoons collecting rings and battling Dr. Robotnik as a kid like I did, you will LOVE this movie. Tessa Smith, Mama s GeekyFans of the video games will find a host of allusions, but there’s plenty to please any moviegoer who can’t tell a Sega from a Switch. Kristen Page-Kirby, Washington Post(Photo by Paramount Pictures)Is it really family-friendly?Make no mistake, Sonic The Hedgehog is a kids’ movie, but there’s enough here for their parents so that it’s not a total slog. Wenlei Ma, News.com.auSonic is a children’s movie that recognizes it may be kids’ first introduction to the hedgehog, so it makes minimal references to the video game world he comes from. Dami Lee, The VergeSonic the Hedgehog is what a family movie should be – entertaining, delightful, a good story, fun for all ages, and packed with life lessons. Tania Lamb, Lola LambchopsFew but diehard fans and young children will be charmed by this predictable, derivative caper. Steve Rose, GuardianAny major complaints?It’s not a great sign of creative storytelling when a kids film plugs Amazon, Zillow, and Olive Garden in the span of a single scene, without a trace of irony. David Ehrlich, IndieWireI can put up with product placement that is tastefully done but if we pay for a ticket to a movie we don’t expect to constantly see advertisements especially in movies for children. Rachel Wagner, Rachel s ReviewsSonic could ve used more of the attitude that made him Sega s antithesis to Nintendo s Mario during the video game console wars. Travis Hopson, Punch Drunk CriticsTo add insult to injury, they added a sassy Black woman stereotype. Why is this present in 2020 and in a Sonic movie? Rendy Jones, Rendy ReviewsWill audiences want more?It has me beyond hyped for a sequel. Tessa Smith, Mama s GeekyHopefully Sonic the Hedgehog will get the chance to explore its world and take more risks in a followup. Molly Freeman, ScreenRantSonic the Hedgehog is in theaters on February 14.幻想i时代手游飞机对玩家的影响，有玩家觉得“飞机”并没有什么，还可以帮忙带团本，能够让没有装备的小号早日毕业。但实际上却已经严重影响到了游戏的公平性与可玩性，如果大家都依靠飞机过有难度的副本，那么游戏真的失去了本身的乐趣。谈谈对游戏公平性的影响，开飞机可以通过删号再建号，这样不断循环地通过“迷惘之塔”副本刷取宇宙灵魂和卡片，严重影响游戏的公平性。因此严厉打击科技也是DNF手游必不可少，也是最重要的一部分。
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(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)Alan Silvestri has composed the music for 17 of Robert Zemeckis movies, which sounds like a perpetual golden ticket to Oscar glory. Instead, Silvestri has only been nominated once for Best Original Score: for 1994 s Forrest Gump, which fell to The Lion King. Silvestri will have to take cold comfort in the fact his scores are among the most beloved and remembered in contemporary movie history, a body of work including the Back to the Future trilogy, Predator, The Polar Express, and now the Avengers theme.He entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe scoring Captain America: The First Avenger, returning a year later for 2012 s The Avengers, introducing a now iconic theme that has carried into Age of Ultron, Infinity War, and now Endgame. With the dust settling on the MCU s blockbuster emotion-wringer, Silvestri spoke on the origins of the Avengers theme, the temptation of using themes for every superhero, and his favorite Endgame musical moment.Spoiler warning for Avengers: Endgame!Alex Vo for Rotten Tomatoes: What were the origins of the Avengers theme? When did you start working on it, and when did you know you had it?Alan Silvestri: I had done Captain America for Marvel and got a call from Kevin Feige and Joss Whedon about Avengers. And they were very interested in exploring some possibility of [what] would become the Avengers theme. Time went on and I started to work my way into the film. When the mission is something like [coming up] with an overall theme, I try to find some place in the film that is going to be the quintessential spot where whatever the theme is, it s going to have to work here.I wound up going to that place in the film where they re all gathered and they re in the midst of this battle, and it s right after Banner arrives on a motorcycle. And it was such an interesting place in that film because these folks are in the middle of this big battle and it s all terrible and dangerous. All of a sudden they re in the town square, shoulder to shoulder, and nobody s moving. They re just literally posing. And it was the iconic Marvel still of the Avengers. And so the theme, whatever it was going to be, had to really carry that moment and help. I knew it had to be something heroic. Long, heroic, brass-filled notes in this melody, but we were also in the middle of this battle. So we needed to keep the energy up. So there s this string ostinato that that keeps the sense of drive. One thing led to another and that that s what came out, and it has lived on through the Avengers films, which has been fantastic.(Photo by Marvel Studios)Rotten Tomatoes: Iconic superhero themes usually serve one person, like Batman or Superman. What was the challenge in scoring a group?Silvestri: We talked early on in Avengers, and we also revisited the conversation in Infinity War and Endgame, about how you actually approach the characters thematically. Or how you don t approach them. I mean, clearly the Avengers experiment had to do with this collection of superheroes now fighting together as a team. And so, the conversation would come up: Are we going to really play a theme for each of the individuals and then have an Avengers theme or not? Certainly in Endgame, because of the sheer number of characters, we felt like the music had to hold things together and unify the film, and that if every one of these characters had their own signature themes, it could wind up doing just the opposite and become too distracting and fragmented.So again, the theme had to work for the collective, for the Avengers as a group, even though we did some call outs in all the films to some specific characters. Natasha had her bit of a theme in the original Avengers. Thanos clearly had his theme in Infinity War and Endgame. We tried to view the film musically from the point of view of the group. And the other interesting thing we found: With the Avengers theme, a little goes a long way. It’s a very simple, identifiable piece of thematic material, and you can abuse it just as easily as you can use it. So we knew we had to be very judicious in when and how we used the theme.Rotten Tomatoes: The actors don t get the full script for these movies. At what point are you brought in the process, especially for Infinity War and Endgame? Do you know all the story beats ahead of time?Silvestri: Yeah, I actually do. I actually know everything, and I have everything as it s being recorded. I have to be looking at the entire arc of the film all the time. Otherwise you really couldn t have the kind of overview, a sensibility that the score has to really bring to the film.Rotten Tomatoes: There’s an Endgame track called “The How Works” which I think is vital to the movie: It plays as the movie sells to the audience it s going all-in on time travel. Then the song has a flute rendition of the Avengers theme. Then it goes into crime jazz, a heist theme. Are there any limitations on where you can go on these movies?Silvestri: No, and I think that s one of the fun parts of the letting the movie take you to where it wants to go. And it s one of the nice things about having a simple, identifiable theme: It can be dressed in many, many different ways. And Marvel is known for having fun and for having humor in their films. And you used the word: heist. We just knew that we would have some fun with those traditional sounding, caper-type movies. And yet, our theme had to travel along with those kinds of settings. So we re using bongo drums and flutes and triangles and all of these rhythms. And it s kind of like a spy movie, but at the same time we have our Avengers theme being there. So we had a lot of fun.Rotten Tomatoes: Due to the emotional nature of Endgame, there were a lot of soft moments: Tony floating in space, Cap seeing Peggy, or Tony giving Cap his shield back, which uses a reprise of The First Avenger theme. Did you find there were more opportunities for the music to breathe in Endgame compared to Infinity War or the other Avengers?Silvestri: I think absolutely. I think that was really what Endgame was going to be about. It was going to be about resolution of 21 films worth of characters. It’s why the film was as long as it was. I think that the Russo brothers knew, and the writers knew, that it was going to take some time to resolve these relationships. Hawkeye and Natasha, Tony and Pepper… So there was a lot more air and a lot of these quiet scenes. Even with a scene like Thor and his mother. Just spectacular emotional moments. And so it was an opportunity, in what at face value would be considered a big action superhero film, to have a lot of quiet emotional places for music. And for the performances of the actors as well.(Photo by Marvel Studios)Rotten Tomatoes: Infinity War s fallen reappearing on the battlefield is going to be a defining image for a generation of moviegoers. How did you approach “Portals” for this?Silvestri: “Portals” was one of those scenes that the filmmakers identified early on as being a key moment, and potentially an historic moment in the entire Marvel universe. There were a number of different approaches that we took. And it took us a little while get a sense of what was really happening there. Again, you have that temptation with the reveal of all of these magnificent historic Marvel characters, there s this temptation to kind of become too segmented, and for every entrance to be doing something special and something different. And the more we worked on it and tried that actually, we saw that it just really wasn t working. It needed to be seen with much more of an overview and much more of a celebratory and promising sensibility, [rather than], “Here s this one and here s this one, and now this one.” The audience understands that.But the overriding emotion is, “Look what s happening. They re all coming, we re seeing them all, they re all coming back. They ve all come back to life.” So it wound up with much more of an overview. And then [we used a] new theme there because there was really nothing else that was gonna really take care of it. And it s one of those pieces where it s the same theme repeated a number of times, keys changing, getting bigger and more grand. And we knew that at the end of all this, we had to really set up the original Avengers theme after Cap delivers that amazing Avengers assemble line, which he almost whispers. Then we come in full bore with the original Avengers theme when the charge begins. So it took a while for us to find what would be the most satisfying approach. And I think we finally arrived at something that s working pretty well.Rotten Tomatoes: Do you have a favorite musical moment from Endgame?Silvestri: Well, I think that that almost falls into the category of which is your favorite child. It was interesting when I was early on working on the film. There’s the end of the film when Tony has left us and we have now maybe five or six minutes, with basically everyone who s been in the Marvel films attending the ceremony. That was a very challenging place, wondering what am I going to do for that. It needed to have a sense of reverence, a sense of gravity, yet it had to have a sense of beauty and promise and resolution. It was almost too terrifying to go there and work on it. I was working on the cue in the beginning of the film when Tony s stranded in space and finishes his message to Pepper. He puts his jacket on and he lies down, and there s just a very kind of simple, electronic, single instrument playing this theme that carries us from there, through Tony being put in the chair by Nebula.When I found that, I somehow knew that that was going to be the key to that amazing ceremony at the end of the film. And we never hear that again until the end of the film. But it was one of those things that was so great when I found it, to know that I don t have to be as terrified of the end of the movie now because I think I may have found a key in the very first reel. So that was very exciting to be sure.(Photo by Marvel Studios)Rotten Tomatoes: Before we go, I have to tell you: Even before I knew I was doing this interview, I re-watched Flight of the Navigator a few days ago.Silvestri: Wow! Haha!Rotten Tomatoes: It made me realize your theme was the first piece of music I connected with on an emotional level. I must’ve been 6 or 7. Thank you for that. Do you have any particular memories or stories from that movie?Silvestri: I remember I did that all electronically. And that I think was really driven by the budget for the the film. And I just have to say it s wonderful for you to say nice things about that, because every time I do a film I try to do the best I can. And I ve done a tremendous range of films and some people would say, “Well, that wasn t the best film you ever did,” and “Why did you do that?” and “Why did you do this film?” Clearly, Flight of the Navigator was a well-made film. But it was not a big budget film. It was very sweet, charming. I can only say I m trying to do the same job there as I was trying to do on Endgame, from the point of view of doing the best I can with what I m doing today.
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2.31.3 2月喜迎Assassin s Creed Writer Michael Lesslie Will Serve as Showrunner for Second Battlestar Galactica Reboot(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)Adama? Starbuck? Apollo? We don’t yet know which, if any, of those iconic characters will return, but now we do know who will lead the latest reboot of classic sci-fi adventure Battlestar Galactica for Peacock: The Little Drummer Girl showrunner Michael Lesslie.Lesslie, also a writer for video-game film adaptation Assassin’s Creed and Riz Ahmed’s Hamlet remake for Netflix, will create, write, and executive produce the once again re-imagined BSG, the second time the series that originated in 1978 on ABC has been rebooted. The first Battlestar Galactica remake aired on Sci-fi (now Syfy) 2004-09 and boasts a 95% series-level Tomatometer score.Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail’s Esmail Corp is producing the new series with NBCU’s Universal Content Productions as part of Esmail’s overall deal with UCP. Esmail will also serve as an executive producer on the series. (Deadline)Community Cast To Reunite in a Zoom Call for COVID-19 Relief(Photo by Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)Dan Harmon and the Community cast will reunite for a Zoom call to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts, Variety reports. The actors will do a table read and Q A on Monday, May 18, at 2 p.m. PT on Sony Pictures TV’s “Community” YouTube page.Donald Glover will join his costars for the first time since he left the show. Stars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong will also participate in the read of “Cooperative Polygraphy,” the fourth episode of season 5, which first aired January 16, 2014 on NBC.Stranger Things, Chernobyl, Fleabag, and Watchmen Nominated for Peabody Awards(Photo by Netflix)The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors has announced the nominees for its annual awards to celebrate the best in broadcast and digital storytelling, and the 60 honorees for 2019 include 11 from PBS, seven from HBO, and five from Netflix.Among the high-profile nominees: Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things and limited series When They See Us and Unbelievable; HBO’s Watchmen, Succession, and Chernobyl; and Amazon’s Good Omens and the final season (for now, anyway) of Fleabag. Dickinson (Apple), David Makes Man (OWN), Ramy (Hulu), and the documentaries Leaving Neverland (HBO), Surviving R. Kelly (Lifetime), and Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men (Showtime) are also among the contenders for the 30 winners that will be named later in the year.A complete list of nominees is available at the Peabody Awards website.New Trailers: Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams, Michael K. Williams, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell Team for Horror/Thriller Lovecraft CountryHBO released a trailer for Lovecraft Country, season 1, a thriller-horror series based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name, from producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams, and starring Michael K. Williams, Courtney B. Vance, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell (HBO)More trailers:Space Force, season 1, starring Steve Carrell, John Malkovich, Lisa Kudrow, and Jane Lynch (Netflix)Snowpiercer, season 1, a sci-fi thriller based on the movie of the same name from Parasite director Bong Joon-ho and starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs (TNT)Stargirl, season 1, starring Brec Bassinger and Luke Wilson (The CW)I ll Be Gone in the Dark, a docuseries about The Golden State Killer, starring the late author Michelle McNamara, whose husband Patton Oswalt executive produces on the series (HBO)Trial by Media, season 1, a docuseries about tabloid-style media coverage of the criminal justice system, from producer George Clooney (Netflix)Call Your Mother, a documentary about comedians’ mothers, starring Louie Anderson, Awkwafina, Fortune Feimster, Jim Gaffigan, Jo Koy, Norm Macdonald, Tig Notaro, Kristen Schaal, and David Spade and airing on Mother’s Day at 10 p.m. ET (Comedy Central)Yellowstone, season 3, starring Kevin Costner and Josh Holloway (Paramount)Becoming, a documentary about Michelle Obama and her book tour (Netflix)NOS4A2, season 2, starring Ashleigh Cummings and Zachary Quinto (AMC)The Last Narc, a docuseries about the murder of DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Amazon)Hightown, season 1, a drama about a federal agent unexpectedly pulled into the heroin epidemic in Provincetown, starring Monica Raymund and James Badge Dale (Starz)Blackballed, a docuseries examining race via the expulsion of Donald Sterling as the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers after recordings of him making racist comments were made public (Quibi)Gary Busey: Pet Judge, season 1, a “reality” series in which the actor doles out justice for pets and pet owners (Amazon Prime)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.Happy Holidays to Us All! Betty White Is Starring in a Lifetime Christmas Movie(Photo by Kelsey McNeal/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)At last, a sign that maybe everything really is going to be OK: The national treasure that is Emmy winner Betty White has signed on to star in a Lifetime Christmas movie. In the still-untitled TV flick, the 98-year-old legend “helps whip would-be Santas into shape, spreading the true meaning of Christmas and leading everyone to wonder: is she secretly Mrs. Claus?”Development News: Nicolas Cage Will Play Joe Exotic in a Scripted Series(Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)Nicolas Cage is set to play the Tiger King himself, Joe Exotic, in a scripted series based on a Texas Monthly article by writer Leif Reigstad. The eccentric Cage, who seems like a perfect actor to portray the eccentric character viewers got to know in Netflix’s huge hit, Tiger King, and Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer are among the EPs for the series, which is currently being shopped to networks. Dan Lagana, showrunner of the Emmy-nominated Netflix mockumentary American Vandal, will write the series, as well as serve as showrunner and EP. The Joe Exotic role will be the first regular TV role in the Oscar-winning actor’s career. (Variety)The Chris Pratt–Antoine Fuqua series adaptation of The Terminal List, a bestselling thriller by author and former Navy SEAL Jack Carr, has landed at Amazon. Pratt will star and executive produce and Fuqua will direct and executive produce the series, about James Reece, who returns home after his entire platoon of SEALs is ambushed during a mission. He soon learns there were dark forces working against him and his fellow SEALs, and those forces are now putting him and his loved ones in danger.Saturday Night Live will wrap up its 45th season with its third SNL at Home episode on May 9.Jean Smart will play a Las Vegas diva who forms an interesting mentorship with an entitled 25-year-old in a comedy series for HBO Max. Mike Schur (The Good Place) and Broad City writers Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, and Jen Statsky created and will write the series, which Schur will executive produce.Jim Gaffigan has signed on to play former Toronto mayor Rob Ford in a limited series at AMC. The Office alum Ed Helms will be an executive producer on the dark comedy, which will recount the story of Ford’s controversial political career, which included getting caught on video smoking crack during his reelection campaign. Ford died in 2016 after a battle with cancer. (Variety)(Photo by Sony Pictures Television)NBC’s The Blacklist crew came up with a clever way to finish their season finale when production was shut down halfway through the episode: they made the rest of it a graphic novel-style animation. In the May 15 finale, “The Kazanjian Brothers,” season 7 comes to a close with a mix of live-action and animation – with fresh dialogue recorded by the series cast – as The Task Force investigates an accountant who works for lucrative criminals in order to find the violent and thuggish brothers hired for his protection.Joe Russo will write a sequel to Netflix’s hot Chris Hemsworth action movie Extraction. Russo write the first movie, which has been viewed by nearly 90 million households, according to Hemsworth, since it was released on April 24. (THR)Sopranos creator David Chase created dialogue with the show’s characters revealing what they would be doing in quarantine, Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa shared during their Talking Sopranos rewatch podcast episode for “Pax Soprana.” Best part: whatever you believe happened in that series finale, Tony Soprano is alive in this version of Chase’s world.Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, and the Mr. Show gang, including Paul F. Tompkins, Brian Posehn, and Scott Aukerman, will reunite – virtually, of course – for a May 13 event called “The Mr. Show Kids With Beardz’ Presents: Come Join Our Zoomtacular Annual Business Call.” The event will benefit the LIFT nonprofit to combat poverty, and tickets can be purchased here.Barack and Michelle Obama will be the headline speakers for Class of 2020, a YouTube special event that will serve as a stand-in commencement ceremony for the 2020 graduates who are missing out on the real thing because of the pandemic. Lady Gaga, BTS, former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will also deliver speeches for the grads during the event, which debuts on YouTube on June 6.FX has greenlit a half-hour anthology series from The Office star B.J. Novak. The untitled series will have a different cast for each episode, and will “will use the boldest issues of our time as a jumping-off point to tell singular, character-driven stories about the world we live in today,” according to THR. The casts for the first two episodes includes Jon Bernthal, Beau Bridges, Lucas Hedges, Kaitlyn Dever, O Shea Jackson Jr., George Wallace, Ed Asner, and Amy Landecker.That National Geographic Channel series adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s bestseller The Right Stuff that was set to debut in the fall is moving to Disney+ instead. Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman, Aaron Staton, James Lafferty, and Danny Strong star in the series, which unfolds the true story of the Mercury 7 astronauts and the history of the NASA program.(Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)The quarantine has sparked a TV show for pop star and actress Selena Gomez, who will star in a cooking series for streaming service HBO Max, which debuts May 27. In each of the 10 episodes, Gomez, who will also act as executive producer for the show, will be joined remotely by a different chef, who will help her prepare a new kind of cuisine, complete with cooking and equipment tips, and spotlighting food-related charities.In what turned out to be a busy week for HBO Max, the streamer also picked up the Sundance award-winning movie Charm City Kings, about a teen (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) who joins a flashy dirt bike crew, and is tempted by its money and violence-filled lifestyle. Rapper Meek Mill also stars in the movie, which was inspired by the 2013 Certified Fresh documentary 12 O’Clock Boys.Ricky Gervais has signed a multi-year, eight-figure deal with Netflix to create new series and comedy specials. A third-season renewal of his dramedy series After Life is part of the deal. (THR)The Morning Show and Bates Motel creator Kerry Ehrin has signed a multi-year deal extension with Apple to develop additional TV projects exclusively for Apple TV+. (Deadline)Dickinson creator Alena Smith also signed a new multi-year deal, hers with Apple, to create new programming for Apple TV+.ABC is relaunching The Wonderful World of Disney, in which it airs movies from the Disney film library, on May 20. First up: the animated 2016 Oscar nominee Moana, starring Dwayne Johnson, followed by Thor: The Dark World (May 27), Up on June 3, and Big Hero 6 on June 10.Disney+ has greenlit an eight-episode adaptation of R.L. Stine’s horror-comedy graphic novel Just Beyond. The series is created by Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote the script for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows movie, and wrote the bestselling books Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.
That is roughly an average of a .8 million opening weekend for these 15 films that opened between .55 million and .1 million in previews. Not to be found on that list, of course, is any film to open during the pandemic; The Invisible Man is the closest film we have to that and it opened less than two weeks before things truly started shutting down. Thursday-night previews began coming back in April and have come back more full-time since Memorial Day weekend. In that time we have seen Old start with .5 million and open with .8 million and other horror films bringing in smaller numbers such as The Forever Purge (.33 million/.5 million), Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (.2 million/.8 million), and Don’t Breathe 2 (5,000/.6 million).Candyman, which like all of those films is a theatrical exclusive, bested all of them on Thursday and found itself with a .4 million opening weekend. That puts it more in line with the general average we had seen for horror movies prior to the pandemic. Certainly, this is also a one-off that is benefiting from significant name recognition, as did A Quiet Place Part II and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (which, even with HBO Max status, began with .1 million), so even the science of numbers suggests we have to wait for more patterns to emerge. Between this strong late-summer start and the continuing success of Free Guy, we may not be back to full pre-pandemic strength but the numbers do not appear to be going in the wrong direction either.The Top 10 And Beyond: The Free Guy Success Story Continues As Jungle Cruise Crosses 0 MillionFree Guy continues to be one of the most positive stories of the summer box office. It dropped just 27% this weekend, earning another .6 million. How positive is that? It is only the best third-weekend of any film during the pandemic, ahead of A Quiet Place Part II ( million), Black Widow (.6 million), and F9 (.4 million). Free Guy is not going to approach the loftier grosses of those movies and still trails the pace of Jungle Cruise by about .5 million overall. But its third weekend bested Cruise’s (.1 million) and that film just crossed the 0 million line after making million this weekend. (That itself the second-best fifth weekend behind A Quiet Place Part II (.1 million) and ahead of F9 (.8 million)). Free Guy may take a bigger hit with Shang-Chi opening next weekend, but with .3 million in the coffers so far, it should remain ahead of Godzilla vs. Kong’s pace this week and remain on track to cross 0 million. Its global total stands at 9 million.Last week’s minor breakout success, Paw Patrol: The Movie, fell back 50% and brought in another .6 million this weekend. How does that stack up with fellow kids movies also streaming during their theatrical runs? There’s HBO Max s Space Jam: A New Legacy (fell 69.1% down to .5 million in its second weekend) and Tom Jerry (fell 53.9% to .5 million), as well as Peacock’s The Boss Baby: Family Business (fell 44% down to .8 million). Peter Rabbit 2, a theatrical exclusive, dropped 39% to million in its second weekend. Paw Patrol’s 10-day haul of .1 million puts it ahead of Tom Jerry’s .8 million, but it will likely fall short of the March release’s million total.On The Vine: Shang-Chi Offers a Test for Theatrical Exclusives The all-time best Labor Day weekend is about to become another of Disney’s conquests as Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opens. The film will be the first of Disney’s slate not made available with Premier Access on Disney+ since the pandemic began. Though, even with theatrical exclusivity, Shang-Chi is unlikely to beat Black Widow’s current total of 0 million, even though it could top the box office for three-to-five weeks straight.Full List of Box Office Results: August 27-29, 2021
ith us in South Africa. Gaiman told Rotten Tomatoes the day before that the series will not necessarily be a carbon copy of his book; in fact, he wants to mess with book readers. I wanted to make the people who loved the book really happy, but I also wanted to f with their heads,” Gaiman said. I wanted to make sure that even if you’d read the book and you know how plot A, B, and C are going to turn out, you do not know. There’s plot D that you don’t know about, and it’s going to become very important, and you cannot take anything for granted.”(Photo by Amazon)Gaiman’s story of angels and demons has a unique look worthy of Gaiman’s words. You can probably spot the references and homages to other artists, all adding up to something new. The more obvious ones are Monty Python, director and EP Mackinnon said. Good Omens has got its own style. The tone is it has no tone. We want to make it look epic and glorious and wonderful and warm. There are homages to Doctor Who, Terry Gilliam. Even the opening titles will mix and match fantasy artists, said Gaiman. Our opening title sequence manages to somehow evoke both Terry Gilliam, Edward Gorey, and Hieronymus Bosch. [We] somehow do that while being an animated 90-second opening sequence. Part of the weirdest thing about Good Omens is its style is no style. It’s whatever we needed to make that scene or sequence work, we do. Because the book includes so many things and does so many different kinds of things, we felt we were allowed to do that.”Will Peter Jackson Be Involved in Amazon s Lord of the Rings Series?“I wisely started with a map” — J.R.R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) February 13, 2019Amazon previously announced its plans for an epic Lord of the Rings TV series, a five-season show about the adventures of Young Aragorn, but there s still no word on whether LOTR big-screen master Peter Jackson will be involved in the show. They do know one thing: he s not mad about it.“There hasn’t been any negativity around it,” Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said. “We just don’t have any news on that yet and what his involvement may be.”The series is moving along, however, with writers on board and now some social handles. It might not have actually started filming yet, but if you can t wait for its eventual premiere you can follow it on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (where hopefully Amazon will release some news very soon).Joe and Anthony Russo to Direct English Version of Giant International EffortAmazon also released a bit more info on Joe and Anthony Russo s sprawling, international project: The brothers will produce and direct a flagship English-language series, but Amazon will produce spin-offs in other countries in their own language. The first two will come from India and Italy.“Those shows will be under the umbrella of the Russos and creative team but have their own local team of creators and writers executing those shows,” Salke said. “We just think that soon there’s a world that these hit shows can come from anywhere. They can break through and come from countries where English is not the language.”Help Wanted: Homecoming Season 2 Looking for Julia Roberts–Sized StarNow that Homecoming season 2 is a go — and star Julia Roberts has said she will not return — the hunt is on for a star as A-list as Roberts was in season 1.“There’s an opportunity for a star role in it, and there’s a list that’s being discussed with producers about what the strategy is moving forward on that,” Salke said. Roberts will stay on board as a producer, however.The Expanse Fans, Rejoice! Season 4 Arrives This YearFinally, the fourth season of fan-favorite space series The Expanse, which Amazon rescued from Syfy, should hit Amazon later this year.“We are working toward having that new season before the end of the year,” said Vernon Sanders, co-head of TV for Amazon. “We’ll have a specific date in the future but we’re aiming for that show to come out before 2019 is over. “How The Boys Will Handle Its NSFW MomentsAmazon Prime Video s new superhero series, The Boys, doesn t actually follow the superheroes that exist in its world — it follows a group of vigilantes out for justice for the damage the arrogant superheroes cause. It s definitely not a series for kids — as evidenced by the fact that R-rated producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (who are also behind AMC s Preacher) are on board.Showrunner Eric Kripke admitted that his source material is definitely controversial. The comic book is incendiary in its material. There s a ton of really shocking s . Frankly, there s a lot of stuff in the comic that, if I m being honest, we would not do in the show. But it s a really irreverent, really edgy show, he told reporters at TCA.But from the beginning, he and his fellow executive producers wanted to make sure the show was more of a character study than anything else. You have to take the world very, very seriously, and you have to have fleshed-out people that have hearts, he said. We have to tell stories about really what it is to be human, and [we knew] that if we took it very, very seriously then the irreverence wouldn t be for shock value it would be to further the character. And so for us it was always, like, if something in the comic doesn t further a character we cut it. But if there was something in the comic or an idea we had that was crazy, but it told us a new aspect of who that character was and did it with integrity, then yeah. Preacher s a crazy show, and we want to be a boundary-pushing show too, but we want to do it the right way. How Transparent Season 5 Became a Movie-Musical(Photo by Amazon)Why transform Transparent’s final season into a musical movie instead of a serialized TV series? Well, that s originally how creator Jill Soloway envisioned their show. Soloway and her sister thought they d make a documentary musical about their parent s transition, and Soloway s sister was already busy writing songs for a potential future stage musical, so after star Jeffrey Tambor s departure, they decided to pivot.“When everything went down last year, and we lost Jeffrey Tambor, we went through so much as a family that felt like this very emotional, there are no words,” Soloway said. “There is no way to just go back to a plain old season 5 and just repair by going back.”Amazon Prime Video boss Salke said she was on board with Soloway s idea because she trusted the creator s instinct and wanted to make sure there was closure for fans. I think for us, we would never have wanted to take a special incredible show like that and just end it unceremoniously, Salke said. It was Jill’s idea to do a musical movie. We signed off on that idea trusting her that she would come up with something incredible, which she did. [The execs] sat in the front row of a musical run-through of this movie where we were crying. It is really special. It brings the whole thing full circle at the end. It does everything that you would want it to do.”In Development: The Hunt From Jordan Peele, The Power Based on the British Book, and Literary Classic Brave New World Three new series are officially in the works at major streaming services and networks. First is Amazon Prime Video s The Hunt, from Jordan Peele and starring Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, and Jerrika Hinton, which follows a group of Nazi hunters in 1977 in New York City.Next is Amazon s The Power, which is a contemporary global ten-part thriller based on the book of the same name by British author Naomi Alderman, was written and created by Alderman and features The Handmaid s Tale s Reed Morano as director and executive producer. The story takes place in the contemporary world, but suddenly all teenage girls in the world develop the power to electrocute people at will. Filming will take place around the world as the story follows characters from London to Arizona, Nigeria to Moldova, reversing the power balance of the world.Finally, USA has greenlit a series based on Aldous Huxley s classic novel Brave New World, about a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself.
Best-Reviewed Dramas 2020Regina King s directorial debut, One Night in Miami, was the best drama of the year according to the critics, and notably five of the films in the top 10 were directed by women, including Best Picture frontrunner Nomadland and Channing Godfrey Peoples Miss Juneteenth. This is not to say the list is just a great moment for representation (though it is): Every entry features thrilling, harrowing, uplifting, and sometimes tragic tales that have moved critics and audiences. From the grief and revenge of Promising Young Woman and the inspiring determination of Daniel Kaluuya as Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah to the quiet contemplation of Fern in Nomadland, no aspect of the human condition is left unexplored.The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of February 28, 2021. Scores might change over time.« Previous Category Next Category »
Richard Jewell (2019) 77% Back in 1996, smack dab in the middle of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, a pipe bomb exploded in Centennial Olympic Park, killing one person and injuring dozens more. The man who originally discovered the bomb, a security guard named Richard Jewell, alerted the authorities and helped evacuate spectators to safety, and he became a hero in the process. Well, for a few days, anyway, until reports began to surface that he was a person of interest in the FBI s investigation, at which point Jewell underwent a grueling trial by media that changed his life forever. Clint Eastwood s latest directorial effort, Richard Jewell, is a dramatization of these events, with Paul Walter Hauser playing the title character at the center of the whirlwind, Sam Rockwell as his old friend and eventual attorney, and Kathy Bates as Jewell s mother Bobi they re the good guys. On the other end, we have Jon Hamm as an unscrupulous G-man and Olivia Wilde as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer who broke the story of the FBI s interest in Jewell. It s an impressive cast, and critics say each performer offers striking work under Eastwood s steady direction, even if the story itself has been somewhat oversimplified for dramatic effect. Eastwood clearly has a message on his mind in Richard Jewell, and he largely succeeds in communicating it clearly and effectively. He s in comfortable territory here, and it works to his advantage; fans of his work should find plenty to enjoy.
幻想i时代 Adjusted Score: -1% Critics Consensus: Anchored by the incomparable Patrick Stewart, Picard departs from standard Starfleet protocol with a slower, serialized story, but like all great Star Trek it tackles timely themes with grace and makes for an exciting push further into the final frontier.
The initial reactions to Avengers: Endgame following the first screenings were extremely positive. But now critics have had time to process what they saw, and well, they’re still mostly raving about the 22nd entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe it s currently Certified Fresh at 97%. Of course, there are some quibbles here and there, mainly about the length. Also, the long-form responses to the Avengers: Infinity War follow-up have some extra thoughts to share regarding Endgame’s best moments, as well as the movie’s MVP. Basically, just icing on the cake to get you even more hyped for this thing.Here’s what the critics are saying about Avengers: Endgame:How does it compare to Avengers: Infinity War?Endgame is a different type of film than Infinity War… there are actually moments of calm, where the audience can catch its breath. Charles Barfield, The PlaylistInfinity War floundered, it seems, so Endgame could soar. Angie Han, MashableWhere Infinity War had trouble finding time for characters, Endgame is about nothing but character work. Susana Polo, PolygonThe Russo Brothers were able to best themselves yet again. Dorian Parks, Geeks of ColorThere’s something considerably less elegant to the storytelling this time around. Peter Debruge, VarietyIs it the best Marvel movie yet?Avengers: Endgame is everything you’ve ever dreamed a Marvel movie could be…You will not be let down. Germain Lussier, io9One of the most ambitious, entertaining, emotional, and stunning blockbusters we’ve ever seen, and the best film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon thus far. Eric Eisenberg, Cinema BlendAvengers: Endgame is not the best Marvel movie ever made…But it is the most Marvel movie ever made, and there s something incredible about that. Angie Han, MashableAvengers: Endgame is the most Marvel movie in Marvel Cinematic Universe history. Charles Barfield, The PlaylistAvengers: Endgame is, without a doubt, the most confusing and convoluted of any of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, yet it’s also unbelievably satisfying. Mike Ryan, UproxxAvengers: Endgame is now my favorite MCU movie and is probably my favorite comic book movie to date. Dorian Parks, Geeks of ColorIt’s not the best of anything in terms of the Marvel franchise…Avengers: Endgame is a merely okay MCU movie. Scott Mendelson, Forbes(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel)Should we be surprised at this?Whatever you think Endgame will be, it will still confound and amaze and thrill you in ways that is hard to imagine. Mark Daniell, Toronto SunOne of the nicest surprises of Endgame is how fun it is… So much so that the three-hour run time seems to fly by. Angie Han, MashableThere are things in Endgame you never could have guessed would come back to light, but they do, and it’s glorious. Germain Lussier, io9Endgame is truly a masterful piece of storytelling, which both goes exactly where you expect it to, and not at all. Anne Cohen, Refinery29(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel)How busy is the movie?The Russos juggle the tones with balletic finesse. Eric Kohn, IndieWireThe film is sometimes juggling five or six stories simultaneously, but the Russos and their editors never let the audience get too far from one or the other. Germain Lussier, io9It’s strangely sentimental for a movie that features the biggest all-out superhero fight I can ever remember seeing. Mike Ryan, UproxxHow is the action?The fight scenes that do take place are epic… seeing the epic battle in the third act makes the last decade worth it. Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the MoviesThe action sequences were choreographed and shot so beautifully. Without spoiling anything, you will need to be prepared for the third act. Dorian Parks, Geeks of ColorAre we going to cry?As emotionally affecting as any Marvel movie has ever been… a genuinely moving drama. Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-TimesEndgame focuses on the original Avengers…it’s immensely gratifying and emotional to see them struggle on a plethora of levels. Germain Lussier, io9(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel)How satisfying is it as a finale?Endgame does pull off the feat of feeling remarkably like a finale, and even the most casual fan may feel the emotional tug of those moments. Don Kaye, Den of GeekAs a Part 2, Endgame is a hugely successful ending to a story that began a year ago but truly dates back a decade. Charles Barfield, The Playlist[It’s] a moment to stop and look back in amazement (or terror) at what the MCU has pulled off…Endgame is Marvel s crowning achievement. Angie Han, MashableHow lost will we be if we haven t seen all 21 previous movies?There’s no shaking the fact that Endgame is very much a Part 2 (or Part 22, honestly)… not for MCU newbies… casual fans need not apply If you’re not someone that knows every character by name, you’re in for a confusing three-hour film. Charles Barfield, The PlaylistMy daughter hasn’t seen very many of these and only had a few in-movie questions… it works on its own terms and unquestionably sticks the landing. Scott Mendelson, ForbesThis is a film designed for fans… Newcomers will likely find themselves totally lost in this tangle of characters and relationships and mythologies. Angie Han, MashableIt does feel like a wonderful gift to all those who have spent the last decade-plus emotionally engaging with the lives and adventures of these characters. Eric Eisenberg, Cinema BlendRyan FujitaniCan you give me some comparative context?Newcomers to the series may as well be watching a Transformers movie. Eric Kohn, IndieWireWhile there is a big third-act action sequence, it’s (despite some grand fan service) closer in structure and visuals to Ready Player One than The Two Towers. Scott Mendelson, ForbesAvengers: Endgame feels like the last scene of Titanic with everyone back on the ship, applauding. And, you know what? I’m okay with that. Mike Ryan, UproxxWho is the movie s MVP?From a performance standpoint, Chris Hemsworth, for the second film in a row, delivers the best outing of the large ensemble. Clayton Davis, AwardsCircuit.comHemsworth especially has quickly become, due to Thor: Ragnarok and the last two of these Avengers flicks, a subtle MVP of the franchise. Scott Mendelson, ForbesHemsworth has inexplicably become the MVP of this franchise, able to balance big, broad comedy with soul-searching pathos. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmAre there any big criticisms?Its biggest fault, however nitpicky, is that it doesn’t really confront or advance any of the big philosophical questions that have been running through the saga from the beginning. Scott Mendelson, ForbesI feel that Marvel’s secret weapon [Captain Marvel] is underused. Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the MoviesHas a sitcom episode like feel to it that is reminiscent of a ‘clip show’ – where the viewers get excerpts and highlights from previous episodes of the series. Clayton Davis, AwardsCircuit.comWill there ever be anything like this movie again?One can only hope that the next 10 years of Marvel storytelling — which will feature new heroes and villains — comes close to this. Mark Daniell, Toronto SunAvengers: Endgame opens everywhere on April 26. 在国服内最强的中单英雄非劫莫属，和电脑端不相同的是手游里面的劫消耗低，伤害爆发高，这就相当于劫可以一直快速的消耗对手，就算两方同经济，只要带有点燃，或者虚弱那么就是一个恐怖的存在。