随着玩家队伍的日益壮大，他们的视野不断扩大，对于游戏的喜好也在不断变化，其中最明显的就是手机游戏的多元化，以及品牌、IP(知识产权)和系列游戏的号召力。再加上现在多数创业者选择加入手游市场，手游市场的竞争日趋激烈，游戏质量得到进一步提升，一些低端游戏在市场中被淘汰，进一步说明了手游市场的前景将更加广阔。华体会app下载contenders than ever before.Here’s what else the Tomatometer data revealed about the past, present, and (hopefully) future of February movies.We’re Living in a Golden Age for February Releases(Photo by Universal Pictures)The past two Februarys haven’t just given us a few good movies; they’ve produced some of their respective years’ biggest hits, like Get Out (2017, 98%) and Black Panther (2018, 97%), both Certified Fresh Golden Tomato Awards winners. Those two are the films that got us thinking about the Februar-enaissance in the first place, but it doesn’t stop there. Besides Get Out, 2017 saw a record six Certified Fresh releases – I Am Not Your Negro (98%), The Lego Batman Movie (90%), John Wick: Chapter 2 (89%), Kedi (98%), and A United Kingdom (84%), in addition to Jordan Peele s thriller. That’s more than either March or April had that year.Februray Tomatometer Averages are Higher than Ever in the 2010s(Photo by 20th Century Fox)Boasting an average Tomatometer score of 52% (so far), this past decade has produced some of the best February releases of all time, and it’s not even close. The 2010s saw more than a 10-point jump from the 2000s (41%) and higher average scores than either the 1990s (45%) or 1980s (46%). Or, to look at it another way, we’ve gotten exactly as many Certified Fresh movies in the past nine years as we did in the 1990s and 2000s combined. (That’d be 38 total, with 24 of those coming in the last five.)The streak first started in 2010, which – despite not having any major hits – still got high marks, thanks to the fact that half of its releases were considered Fresh. But it was 2016 that was the decade’s best year to date, with an average Tomatometer score of 60% and Certified Fresh movies like Deadpool (84%), Hail, Caesar! (86%), The Witch (91%), Eddie the Eagle (81%), and Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next (78%) leading the way.There Have Always Been Good Movies in February You Just Have to Look For Them(Photo by Sony Pictures Classics)Even though the 2000s were lean times for February releases, you still have to go all the way back to 2003 to find a time when the month got shut out on our annual list of the year’s Top 100 movies. That’s 15 years and counting. In fact, at least one February release has landed in the Top 50 every year since 2008, and in the Top 20 since 2014.In recent years, art house sleepers and international hits like Academy Award-winner A Fantastic Woman (93%), The Lunchbox (96%), and ‘71 (95%), as well as documentaries like The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (95%), have helped give audiences plenty of Certified Fresh options, so long as you’re willing to look beyond the month’s higher-profile wide releases.February’s Got the Oscars – And a Few Oscar-Worthy Movies, TooBack in 2004, the Academy Awards telecast officially moved from March to late February. That said, just because the month now boasts Hollywood’s most prestigious awards ceremony doesn’t mean it’s been a boon for its releases’ Oscar hopes. That’s mostly because it’s a lot easier to launch a successful awards season campaign in early December than to sustain one for an entire year. But that stigma is starting to change, thanks to recent February Best Picture nominees like Get Out and Black Panther (which won three of the seven Oscars it was nominated for this year). Going back further, in 1992, The Silence of the Lambs (Certified Fresh at 96%) became only the third movie in Oscar history to sweep the Big Five (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay) despite – you guessed it – coming out the previous February.Some of Your All-Time Favorites Are February Releases(Photo by Universal Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)OK, so, yes, you can go ahead and blame February for clunkers like Norbit (9%) and The Roommate (4%). But it’s also given us a few movies that we’re willing to bet might be in your personal top ten. We already name-checked beloved hits like Office Space and Bill Ted and the Oscar-winning Silence of the Lambs, but there’s so much more: fan favorite comedies like Billy Madison, Old School, and Super Troopers; adrenaline-pumping martial arts movies like Rumble in the Bronx, Bloodsport, and Ong Bak; and how’s this for a blast from the past? You know all your favorite ‘80s movies – classics like The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Hairspray, and Footloose? They all debuted in February, too. (Also a February release: the 1999 Brendan Fraser vehicle Blast from the Past. Just saying.)Surprise! It’s Not a Great Month for Romance(Photo by Ron Batzdorff/New Line Cinema courtesy Everett Collection)You’d think February would be a boom time for movie romance, what with Valentine’s Day helping to get audiences in the mood. But critics were just not that into He’s Just Not That Into You (40%), or the Fifty Shades trilogy, or McConaughey/Hudson rom-coms like Fool’s Gold (11%) and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (42%), or Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven (13%) and Dear John (29%). If you’re looking to celebrate with a highly-rated February holiday movie, skip Garry Marshall’s Valentine’s Day (18%) and opt for 1993’s Groundhog Day (96%), a movie you can easily watch again and again. And again.Sequels Haven’t Fared Much Better(Photo by Philippe Antonello/Paramount Pictures)Aside from The LEGO Movie, which saw its sequel open to strong reviews earlier this month, February historically hasn’t been a great time for would-be franchises. Typically, when a February release performs well enough to merit a sequel, the next movie in the series gets moved to a more prime placement on the release calendar (see: Deadpool, Wayne’s World, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Goon, Kingsman: The Secret Service). And if a series premieres during a more desirable month, but its next installment gets pushed to February? That might as well be the kiss of death.The month is a veritable wasteland of lesser sequels, from Zoolander 2 (22%) and Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (14%) to My Girl 2 (27%), and A Good Day to Die Hard (15%), among others. The lone exception that disproves the rule is John Wick: Chapter 2 – after successfully beating the February sequel curse with a Certified Fresh Tomatometer score of 89%, Chapter 3 will be coming out this May. (Also, if we’ve learned anything from those movies, it’s never to bet against John Wick.)February’s Comic Book Movies Have Gotten Much, Much Better(Photo by Marvel Studios)Looking over the numbers, one big reason stands out for why Tomatometer scores got so much better in the 2010s than they were in the 2000s: namely, the comic book movies got better. Even though we tend to think of superhero movies as prime summer blockbuster fare, the month of February has seen its fair share of crusading crimefighters over the years. But while proto-Marvel movies like Daredevil (44%) and Nicolas Cage’s Ghost Rider franchise dragged down their years’ respective averages, critically-acclaimed hits like Black Panther and Deadpool (and the superhero-inspired Chronicle Certified Fresh at 85%) seriously boosted theirs.2001 Was One of the Worst Februarys on Record – And 1993 Was One of the Best(Photo by Universal Pictures)With an average Tomatometer score of only 32%, February 2001 was one of the worst months to be a movie fan, with lackluster fare like Saving Silverman (18%), 3000 Miles to Graceland (14%), and Sweet November (15%). The following February wasn’t much better either. Thanks to the Certified Fresh Monsoon Wedding (95%), 2002 had a slightly higher Tomatometer average at 36%, but overall quality was down, with less than 15% of the monthly offerings earning a Fresh rating. Still, 1990 had it even worse – with a whopping three movies (Madhouse, Loose Cannons, and Heart Condition) all earning zeros on the Tomatometer.On the flipside, 2017 had a trio of films all land scores of 98% or higher (Get Out, I Am Not Your Negro, and Kedi), boosting its average score to 57%. But 1993 was even better, earning top marks with a 66% Tomatometer average, thanks to an impressive run of above-average options (Strictly Ballroom 95%, Like Water for Chocolate 91%, Army of Darkness 72%, and Robert Rodriguez’s breakout debut El Mariachi 93%) alongside very few Rotten ones.And the Title of “Mr. February” Goes To…(Photo by Myles Aronowitz/Universal courtesy Everett Collection)No surprises here, if you’ve been paying attention to the release calendar lately: it’s Liam Neeson. Thanks to films like Non-Stop and Unknown and this month’s Cold Pursuit, “Movies Where Liam Neeson Beats Everyone Up” might as well be its own February-specific genre. The acclaimed actor-turned-action hero has been showing up in February thrillers ever since 1992’s Under Suspicion, giving him a record-tying six February movies for an average Tomatometer score of 51%. Other February fixtures include Adam Sandler (47% over five films) and Nic Cage (24% over six films).Love or loathed something this February – or in Februarys past? Let us know in the comments.
(Photo by © Warner Bros. Pictures./Everett Collection)There is a big difference between scary kids movies, and kids movies that just happen to scare kids. We wrote about the latter just last month, as we explored animated movies that weren t necessarily intended to be horror pieces, but still managed to traumatize young viewers. But the former, the kids movies that are actually meant to be scary, are quite a special thing. The 80s and early 90s gave us plenty of darker movies for kids that managed to be creepy enough to scare the young audience – and frankly, many of the adults who were sitting with them – but still provided enough wonder and entertainment for those kids to return to the films again and again. Just to be terrorized once more.Among these darker films, there is one that stands above the rest: the Nicolas Roeg adaptation of Roald Dahl s The Witches. The story of an orphan and his grandmother who happen upon a convention of witches at a seaside hotel – and the beginnings of a scheme to rid the world of children – landed in U.S. theaters in August of 1990, and was immediately heralded as a groundbreaking entry in the canon of dark kids movies. With grotesque makeup courtesy of Jim Henson s team, a chillingly memorable Anjelica Huston as the Grand High Witch, and Dahl s ceaselessly dark story, it would become a VHS favorite for more adventurous children. (A remake, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Octavia Spencer and Anne Hathaway, is due in theaters in 2021.)To mark the 30th anniversary of the terrifying, hilarious, and unforgettable original, we re going to avoid eating the soup and explore why this is the scariest kids film ever made. Period.Forget Scream: This is the Opening 10 Minutes That Still Keeps Us Up At Night Plenty of horror movies, both for kids and adults, take their sweet time getting to the good stuff. Thankfully, The Witches wastes nary a minute, opening with evil witches, a terrifying short story, and establishing its lore as grandma Helga (Mai Zetterling) explains to Luke (Jasen Fisher) her hatred for the story s vicious child-killing witches and how to spot them. Right out of the gate, the film taps directly into the Stranger Danger panic of the 80s, as Helga says, You can never be sure if it s a witch you are looking at or a kind lady. Then shit gets really creepy.As Helga explains how to spot a witch – no toes, purple tinge to their eyes – she tells the story of how her childhood friend Erica became a victim to the witch that lived next door. The way the film frames Erica s disappearing in a laneway, kidnapped by the friendly neighbor, is enough to send chills down both kids and adults spines. But then Helga reveals that a few weeks after the kidnapping, she noticed a strange little girl in the painting Erica s dad bought the day she went missing. Turns out, Erica is trapped within the painting, cursed to live her life in a 2-D space, growing old until one day she disappears. (Find us a 90s kid who doesn t remember the haunting image of Erica in that) painting.In just 10 minutes, the movie mixes the fantastical concept of witches with the real fear of child abduction, and shatters our view of a group that we re traditionally taught to see as safe — the nice old lady across the street who gives you candy and pinches your cheek.Then, to cap things off, Luke s parents die.The Director Is A Horror Genius And Doesn t Hold Back Despite his reputation as a children s author, Dahl writes plenty of disturbing imagery into his work. While many directors adapting his stories play down that aspect of the material — think Matilda, The BFG — the director of one of the best and most adult horror films ever made, Don t Look Now, was determined to bring the cruelty and ugliness that The Witches required.Having Nicolas Roeg direct a kids movie certainly was an odd choice, on the surface, given the director s reputation for thrillers with plenty of sex appeal. And yet, Roeg manages to perfectly translate the unpleasantness of the titular witches to the big screen, and create a sense of unease throughout. Watch as he uses extreme close-ups and Dutch angles to give the entire film an unsettling vibe. This is particularly effective when Huston s Grand High Witch pushes a baby carriage towards a cliff s edge and a chase to save it unfolds; the scene is already shocking by its nature, but Roeg treats it with the same seriousness as he did his nightmarish, lost-in-Venice scenes in Don t Look Now, turning it into an unspeakable act of unfathomable sadism.Roeg has admitted that he accidentally let his son watch the dailies, which helped him realize what scenes were too terrifying for the final film.Roald Dahl Knew How to Exploit Kids Worst FearsOf course, the film wouldn t have been possible without the bizarreness and horror of Dahl s original story. Though we mostly remember him for his classic works of children s fiction like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and Matilda, Dahl was not a stranger to horror. The author even hosted a pre-Twilight Zone sci-fi and horror anthology series called Way Out for CBS, and he always knew how to be scary without crossing a line, but also without ever talking down to his audience.In The Witches, Dahl explores that period in which kids start to realize the world may not be as safe or as bright as their parents made them believe. First, he does it by turning the nice old lady into a vicious monster, allowing Roeg to force us to look with suspicion at every character who enters the frame and sow distrust with every purple glint in a hotel worker s eye. Then, Dahl pulls a reverse Willy Wonka, using the chocolate bar as a poisonous weapon that threatens to turn every kid in England into a mouse. In Dahl s world, as faithfully rendered by Roeg – until the tacked-on happy ending at least – nothing is safe.Jim Henson s Grotesque Witch Makeup Caused Us All Kinds Of Nightmares(Photo by © Warner Bros. Pictures./Everett Collection)If there is one defining image of The Witches, it s the unmasking of Huston s Grand High Witch as she delivers her keynote address at the convention. After the stylish woman in that lush purple-lined cape walks onto the stage to the applause of her adoring fellow witches, she removes her wig to reveal a bald head — which we already knew to expect thanks to Helga s warnings. But then she goes a step further, removing her face mask to reveal a gnarly monster that seems part Skeksis, part Freddy Krueger.It s incredible work by Jim Henson s Creature Shop, and a far cry from either Kermit or even most of the creatures they conjured up for Labyrinth. The Grand High Witch is a masterpiece of horror makeup, and Henson s team dive fully into the ugliness and gnarly-ness of the look, which reportedly took several hours to put on and then even more hours to remove. There is more incredible work, too, as children and witches are transformed into mice, but it s Huston s transformation that sticks in the memory. The moment the witch removes her face is the moment the film affirms what it has so far only hinted at: behind the gentle smiles hide heinous monsters ready to devour you.Anjelica Huston Delivers One of the Great Horror Movie PerformancesIt s one thing to have a villain who looks the part, but The Witches only remains as memorable as it does because its villain also acts the part. Even before her nightmare-inducing transformation, Huston is an enthralling menace, vamping it up – what even is that accent – as she sashays flirtatiously one minute, and stares down and terrorizes the next. The Oscar-winner sells a completely different attitude than any other witch in the film. Instead of warm, gentle, and easy to approach, Huston s Grand High Witch exudes sex appeal, talks with a cold and detached voice that shows she knows she s more powerful than everyone in the room – she s Miranda Priestly, with certain unsavory appetites – and then writhes with pleasure when she s about to demonstrate her child-killing abilities.The film is constantly warning us against strangers, especially those who approach us with faked kindness, but Huston s Grand High Witch doesn t need to fake anything. She is a repugnant and vile monster, and yet we – and seemingly every man who encounters her in the film – are drawn to her, almost admiring her for daring to be herself: a true witch, mask on or off.The Witches was released in U.S. theaters on August 24, 1990. It is available to stream on Netflix, and to rent or buy on FandangoNOW, Vudu, Amazon Prime, and iTunes.
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(Photo by courtesy of HBO)As this year s Marvel s Spider-Man proved, games based on popular film and television properties are best served when they don t attempt to retell the same stories we ve already seen on the big and small screens. Following in Spidey s spandex footsteps, a number of new and upcoming games have adopted similar approaches, cleverly expanding on existing universes rather than retreading them for the interactive entertainment medium.From blockbuster film franchises (Fast Furious) to streaming serial hits (Game of Thrones), more and more of our favorite fictional universes are offering fresh, original opportunities for fans to interact with their characters, live in their worlds, and even shape their stories.Whether you re a gamepad-clutching Potter fan, a Ghostbusting smartphone geek, or a virtual reality enthusiast with a superhero complex, these 12 titles include some that should keep you busy between TV binge sessions and movie marathons this holiday season, a few great video games to give as gifts for Christmas, and others that you can look forward to in 2019.How to give mobile games as gifts: iOS | AndroidOut NowREIGNS: GAME OF THRONESDeveloper: NerialPublisher: Devolver DigitalSystems: iOS, Android, SteamRelease Date: Available nowGame of Thrones doesn t return to HBO until next year, but winter has already come in the latest game based on the Seven Kingdoms-conquering series. Offering a fun twist on the high-fantasy franchise, Reigns: Game of Thrones puts players under the capes and crowns of would-be rulers — from Sansa and Tyrion to Cersei and Daenerys — and lets them live out potential alternate futures and fates based on Melisandre s mysterious visions.GHOSTBUSTERS WORLDDeveloper: Next AgePublisher: FourThirtyThree Inc.Systems: iOS, AndroidRelease Date: Available nowA new take on the location-based, augmented-reality genre that saw millions of players capturing Pokemon in their local park, Ghostbusters World puts players behind a Proton Pack. Well, fans will actually wield their smartphones, but they ll barely notice the difference once they re using the smart-devices to suck up Slimer, battle the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man in their backyard, and bust hundreds of other ghosts in real-world locations.THE EXORCIST: LEGION VRDeveloper: Wolf WoodPublisher: Fun TrainSystems: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus RiftRelease Date: Available nowThanks to the immersion-cranking effects of virtual reality, The Exorcist: Legion VR subjects fans to scares more terrifying than those that defined the classic horror franchise. Beneath the reality-ratcheting headset, players assume the role of a demon-hunting detective who — over the course of five nerve-fraying episodes – explores creepy tombs, investigates ritualistic killings and, of course, raises a few crucifixes in the face of demonic possession.CREED: RISE TO GLORYDeveloper: SurviosPublisher: SurviosSystems: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus RiftRelease Date: Available nowBased on the rejuvenated Rocky franchise, Creed: Rise to Glory isn t just another mindless, button-mashing boxing game. Brought to face-pummeling life in virtual reality, the experience not only puts you in the gloves of Adonis Creed — while training with the Italian Stallion himself — but its physical gameplay offers a workout that d make Ivan Drago break a sweat.MARVEL POWERS UNITED VRDeveloper: Sanzaru GamesPublisher: Oculus StudiosSystems: Oculus RiftRelease Date: Available nowMarvel fans who ve dreamed of smashing foes from behind Hulk s fists or webbing-up baddies with a flick of Spider-Man s wrists will want to suit-up for Marvel Powers United VR. A fan-pleasing mix of virtual reality and Marvel s massive roster of heroes and villains, the game lets players unleash all the powers and weapons — from Thor s hammer and Cap s shield to Deadpool s katanas and Wolverine s claws — from a first-person perspective that feels incredibly real inside the Oculus Rift headset.LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTIONDeveloper: TT GamesPublisher: Warner Bros. Interactive EntertainmentSystems: Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4Release Date: Available nowWhether you ve adventured through the LEGO Harry Potter games a hundred times or you re a newcomer looking to bust some bricks in the Wizarding World, this definitive, remastered edition provides the absolute best way to kick Voldemort s block-y butt. This Hagrid-sized compilation, which features both games and spans all eight films, includes enhanced graphics, environments, and visual effects, as well as a pair of magic-expanding DLC packs.Coming SoonSTAR TREK FLEET COMMANDDeveloper: DIGIT Game StudiosPublisher: Scopely/CBS InteractiveSystems: iOS, AndroidRelease Date: Nov. 29, 2018With Star Trek: Discovery prepping to beam up for its second season and Jean-Luc Picard s return confirmed, there s never been a better time to be a Trekkie. The fan service continues with Star Trek Fleet Command, a multiplayer mobile offering that combines role-playing elements and real-time battles to deliver story-driven, deep-space skirmishes that should please fans of any faction.FAST FURIOUS: TAKEDOWNDeveloper: SMG StudiosPublisher: Universal Games, Digital PlatformsSystems: iOS, AndroidRelease Date: Late 2018The next Fast Furious film has been delayed a year, but fans needn t wait till 2020 to satisfy their need for speed. Fast Furious: Takedown puts players behind the wheel of 60-plus licensed rides, including favorites from the films — like Dom s Dodge Charger and Hobbs’ tank-like truck — before letting them tear up the blacktop in missions guided by the movies popular cast of speed limit-breaking characters.CRIMINAL MINDS: THE MOBILE GAMEDeveloper: Blue GiraffePublisher: FTX GamesPlatforms: iOS, AndroidRelease Date: Late 2018This mobile-game take on the long-running CBS crime drama puts fans behind the case-cracking skills of a Behavioral Analysis Unit agent. Alongside favorite characters Rossi, Prentiss, Reid, J.J., Garcia, Lewis, Alvez, and Simmons, players race against the clock to profile suspects, analyze crime scenes, and follow the clues that ll ultimately help the BAU team put the country s most twisted criminal minds behind bars.Coming in 2019DRAGONS: TITAN UPRISINGDeveloper: LudiaPublisher: Universal Games, Digital PlatformsSystems: iOS, AndroidRelease Date: Early 2019Ahead of next year s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World from DreamWorks Animation, fans are invited to reunite with their favorite fire-breathers in a match-3 mobile offering based on the animated fantasy franchise. Titan Uprising puts a fresh spin on the popular genre, challenging players to build the ultimate team of winged creatures by hatching, nurturing, and creating powerful dragon hybrids to conquer nearly 800 puzzle battles.HARRY POTTER: WIZARDS UNITEDeveloper: WB Games, NianticPublisher: Warner Bros. Interactive EntertainmentSystems: iOS, AndroidRelease Date: 2019The clever folks behind the Pokemon GO phenomenon are applying their augmented-reality magic to a new, Wizarding World–themed take on the genre. Of course, it s the fans who will be casting spells, as they wield their smart-devices like wands in the real/muggle world to interact with the Potterverse and its populace of menacing creatures and mysterious characters.LOONEY TUNES: WORLD OF MAYHEMDeveloper: Aquiris Game StudioPublisher: Scopely/Warner Bros. Interactive EntertainmentPlatforms: iOS, AndroidRelease Date: 2019With Space Jam 2 headed to the big screen, it s the perfect time for Looney Tunes fans to reacquaint themselves with their favorite friends and foes from Warner Bros. stable of animated stars. Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem invites players to do just that, as they build a dream team of toon brawlers, from Yosemite Sam and Sylvester to Tweety and Taz, to take on opponents in epic, explosive, over-the-top displays of cartoon violence.
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Critics say Booksmart, the directorial debut from Olivia Wilde, could quickly join classics in the top of the class when it comes to high school movies. It s got breakout performances, smarts and laughs, and some memorable lines. But how well do Wilde and her stars know some of the most memorable lines from high school movies of the past? We put them to the test, asking them to recall which movies lines like This one time at band camp, Boo, you whore! , and I m not Josie Grossie anymore! are from. Who among the mammoth ensemble came out on top? Watch the video above to find out.Booksmart is in theaters May 24, 2019Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
on)36 Essential Kids Halloween MoviesLooking for a scary movie to watch with the kids and family? Or a horror movie that won t necessarily send you scrambling beneath the covers, with a 6,000 watt night light plugged in? Then you ve come to the right ghoulish place with our guide to some of the best children s movies for Halloween!There s something for everyone, from the very young (It s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Coco) to the well, still young, but we bet they think they re so grown-up (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, The Addams Family). We ve got animated funhouses (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, Monster House), 80s fantasies and creepfests (The Dark Crystal, Return to Oz, The Monster Squad), and 90s classics present and accounted for (The Witches, Hocus Pocus, Casper).But what s a little mayhem for the young mind without some Steven Spielberg productions like Poltergeist and Gremlins? Or the maestro of palatable twisted dreams: Tim Burton, who s represented by Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands.Meanwhile, modern-day fare like Goosebumps and The Addams Family will keep the torch burning well into the years. Whatever scary family movies you re looking for, the ones you need are in our guide to the essential kids Halloween movies!
(Photo by Paramount Pictures. Thumbnail image: MGM, Warner Bros.)15 Fresh Olivia de Havilland MoviesOlivia de Havilland, the enduring icon of Hollywood s Golden Age, made her big screen debut in 1935 s A Midsummer Night s Dream at age 19. Barely out of high school, de Havilland was literally doing the same play in community theater just the year before. She was quickly signed into a studio contract with Warner Bros., where she was paired with Errol Flynn, igniting one of the top on-screen romantic couplings of the era.Released the same year as Midsummer, the first of their movies was Captain Blood, the swashbuckling classic that has excited audiences and critics for generations. De Havilland would be legally bound to Warner Bros. until 1945 after an acrimonious, lawsuit-filled split, but the 10-year triangle between she, Flynn, and Warners would produce a bounty of Fresh films, including The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, and The Adventures of Robin Hood. The latter 1938 movie was by far their most successful outing, a grand, colorful, Best Picture-nominated adventure. We called it one of the 300 Essential Movies you need to watch.Despite the steady roles and growing fame Warner Bros. provided, she flourished most creatively whenever escaping the binding clauses. She was loaned out to MGM for 1939 s Gone With the Wind, where she got her first Oscar nomination as Southern belle Melanie Hamilton. Similarly, she was seen by the Academy when working with Paramount in 1941 for the political romantic drama Hold Back the Dawn. After being released by Warners in the mid-1940s, shrewd role selection got her recognized for the rest of the decade, as she won the Best Actress Oscar for 1946 s To Each His Own and 1949 s The Heiress.1964 s Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte would be her final Fresh movie (she would appear in just five more overall before retiring by 1980). It s a cracked-up psychological thriller starring other Golden Age legends – Bette Davis! Joseph Cotten! Agnes Moorehead! Mary Astor! – whose behind-the-scenes drama compares to the brazen madness on display. And now, we celebrate the life and career of true Hollywood royalty by presenting 15 Fresh Olivia de Havilland movies.
(Photo by Paola Kudacki/BBC America)When Killing Eve first premiered, the urgent feeling that the show s protagonist, British Intelligence investigator Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), would be killed by the Season 1 finale, was ever-present. But what started as an engaging cat-and-mouse procedural between Eve and unhinged assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) soon evolved into the most unexpected love story to hit the small screen in years. And with Fleabag s Phoebe Waller-Bridge at the helm, it s no surprise that the show became a bonafide hit.If Season 1 was the awkward dating phase of their relationship, then the show s second installment could easily be viewed as the honeymoon. The BBC America show found Eve and Villanelle teaming up in an opposite-sides-of-the-law, Silence of the Lambs-style partnership. Their teamwork succeeded at bringing down Aaron Peel (Henry Lloyd-Hughes), a tech-savvy enemy who was working to pawn off a mysterious (and obviously dangerous) weapon, while inching Eve even closer to the dark side.Eve and her team worked at capturing Peel with Villanelle going deep undercover to woo the man. And while it all came to a head with Polastri s psycho partner slitting his throat, the Season 2 finale didn t end well for either of them. In a cliffhanger that sort of mirrored the closing of the first season where Eve stabbed Villanelle in the gut, the tables were shockingly turned, as Villanelle took out a gun and shot Polastri. As she lay bleeding out on the ground, many were left to wonder if the BBC America series was following through on the title s promise and actually killed Eve.As Killing Eve is set to return with new episodes on Sunday, April 12 at 9pm ET/PT to BBC America, that cliffhanger weighs heavily. It s not a spoiler to confirm Eve Polastri is still very much alive in Season 3, but the big question for fans is: How is the show s health as it moves into its third set of episodes? Does the story still deliver the witty edge and violent drama that connected with audiences in the first place? Are Oh and Comer, who ve both earned much-deserved accolades for their work, still turning in masterful performances? And does season 3 – overseen by new showrunner Suzanne Heathcote, following on from Phoebe Waller-Bridge (season 1) and Emerald Fennell (season 2) – leave us wanting a fourth helping of Eve and Villanelle?Here s what critics are saying about Season 3 of Killing Eve.THE SHOW STILL HAS ITS SIGNATURE STYLE AND BRUTAL PANACHE It can’t be stressed enough that Killing Eve Season 3 does not pull its punches, emotionally or when it comes to violence. In the five episodes sent to critics, there are truly grisly kills, horrific acts of cruelty, and some really shocking deaths. Killing Eve Season 3 manages to heighten the stakes once more. No one is safe, and you get the sense that the show is trying to expand itself beyond Eve and Villanelle’s relationship. — Meghan O Keefe, Decider One of the most refreshing shifts from last season is the music this season goes back to the beginning with a variety of dreamy foreign language tunes, with an emphasis on chic French electro-pop. On the rare occasion when the musical palette shifts greatly, it represents something greater and is well worth it. Often the lyrics line up astonishingly well with what’s happening on screen, alternately broadcasting Eve or Villanelle’s inner creep for all of us to hear. The music toys with us now that we have the audacity to think we know Killing Eve’s beats. More than ever before, it feels like Killing Eve is in direct conversation with its audience, daring us to declare our hunches, hope for our fanfics, and try to outsmart all three women, if not the show itself. — Delia Harrington, Den Of GeekVILLANELLE GETS AN ORIGIN STORY, AND JODIE COMER SHINES AGAIN (Photo by Des Willie/BBCA) Heathcote shifts the focus more to Villanelle in Season 3, digging into her past and rounding out the character’s origin story. Comer once again delivers a virtuoso performance that combines unhinged mania with wounded vulnerability and desire. The character has such a sense of whimsy and romanticism that you can occasionally forget that she’s a stone cold serial killer. — Brandon Katz, Observer As Villanelle desires to move into management the audience meets the o.g. Villanelle played by Harriet Walter and to say they have a hate-love relationship is an understatement. If you win an Emmy for Eve it affords you a bottle episode (five) which after the events at the end of four kills the series momentum. Obviously, Villanelle had a horrible mother and this was not a storyline I believe needed a full episode to explore. — Amanda Spears, Awards Watch BUT WE COULD DO WITH A LITTLE MORE EVE(Photo by Laura Radford/BBCA) Comer is great, so it doesn’t hurt to have more of her. But Oh is great as well, and it feels wrong to have her sidelined so much. Surely there must be a way to give the two leads equal time to share the spotlight. Comer’s role is the flashier one – she gets to have all the fun, killing her way across the landscape. Oh’s work is more subtle, more reserved, and that perhaps contributes to her reduced role. Oh is doing a lot of internal work here – Eve is broken now. Perhaps broken beyond repair. — Chris Evangelista, SlashFilm It may not be as balanced as it was in that first magical outing, and some of the plot points may feel a little recycled, but Killing Eve ultimately remains a devilish delight. — Allison Keene, Paste MagazineSEASON 3 s SHOWRUNNER IS TAKING RISKS, FOR BETTER AND WORSE
华体会app下载 Disney’s latest reimagining of its animated classics looks back at the origin of Cruella de Vil, with Emma Stone portraying the One Hundred and One Dalmatians villain. Titled Cruella, the live-action movie arrives in theaters and on Disney+ (with Premier Access) in two weeks, but critics have already seen it and begun sharing their thoughts on social media. Going by this initial buzz, Cruella is a surprisingly fun prequel, particularly delightful in its performances and all of its design elements, especially the costuming.Here’s what critics are saying about Cruella:Is this another win for Disney?Cruella is ICONIC. Shannon McGrew, Nightmarish ConjuringsRidiculously entertaining. Tania Lamb, Lola LambchopsCruella is spectacular fun. Erik Anderson, AwardsWatchCruella is absolutely divine. Deliciously devilish, wonderfully wicked, undeniably outrageous. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionCruella is an absolute blast!! Wickedly wild, it’s a darkly comic joy! One of the biggest and best surprises of the year! Jimmy O, JoBloCruella is going to be the biggest surprise of the summer. Josh Wilding, ComicBookMovie.comIt s easily my favorite movie of the year. Tessa Smith, Mama s Geeky(Photo by ©2021 Disney Enterprises)It is award-worthy?Cruella is this year s first true Oscar contender in many, many categories! Tessa Smith, Mama s GeekyHair Makeup, Production Design, and Costume Design are sure bets for Oscars noms. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentWill it even satisfy Disney haters?Cruella [is] bold, dark, and wonderfully anti-Disney… Definitely not for kids, which is so refreshing to see from Disney. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentNow THIS is the kind of Disney Princess I can get behind, darling. Grace Randolph, Beyond the TrailerHow does it compare to Disney s other live-action remakes?Possibly the best live-action Disney movie yet…this movie is something special. Josh Wilding, ComicBookMovie.comIt completely stands out on its own from all the other Disney live action films thus far. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentWhat about the two previous versions of 101 Dalmatians?Audaciously reshapes the infamous villain’s narrative. Nods to the animated classic are FUN. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionEmma Stone is FLAWLESS as Cruella, and her version blows Glenn Close s version out of the water. Tessa Smith, Mama s Geeky(Photo by ©2021 Disney Enterprises)Is the film reminiscent of anything else?Cruella is the spiritual successor to The Devil Wears Prada. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionCruella is Joker meets The Devil Wears Prada. Josh Wilding, ComicBookMovie.com[Cruella] has Joker moments here and there, but she is definitely her own character. Grace Randolph, Beyond the TrailerCruella is the perfect combination of Batman Returns meets The Devil Wears Prada. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentCruella is a fabulous heist film. John Nguyen, Nerd ReactorCruella is a tasty caper. Scott Thompson, IGN MoviesHow is Emma Stone?Emma Stone is perfection. Jimmy O, JoBloEmma Stone crackles as she evolves in the titular lead. Simon Thompson, IGN MoviesEmma Stone legitimately gave me CHILLS at one point. Sarah El-Mahmoud, CinemaBlend(Photo by ©2021 Disney Enterprises)What about Emma Thompson?There are two queens in Cruella. Emma Stone and Emma Thompson both shine in a battle of who is more wicked. Tania Lamb, Lola LambchopsEmma Stone is just mind-blowing, and Emma Thompson matches her every step of the way. Josh Wilding, ComicBookMovie.comEmma Stone and Emma Thompson are truly an iconic pairing, and they play it to the hilt. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionI loved Emmas Stone and Thompson chewing and gnashing at the scenery with glee. Erik Anderson, AwardsWatchEmma Stone absolutely shines as Cruella, and Emma Thompson is wonderfully wicked as the Baroness. John Nguyen, Nerd ReactorEmma Stone/Emma Thompson are a devious match whose performances test the boundaries of a Disney film. Shannon McGrew, Nightmarish ConjuringsAre there any other highlights in the cast?Paul Walter Hauser is absolutely hilarious. Erik Anderson, AwardsWatchPaul Walter Hauser is terrific and Winks the dog is adorable. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentI also have to mention Paul Walter Hauser, because he s a real highlight and so, so funny (I d say the same about Joel Fry, too). Wonderful double act who play off Emma Stone perfectly. Josh Wilding, ComicBookMovie.comPaul Walter Hauser and Joel Fry are terrific as Horace and Jasper. They’re animated without being cartoony, giving their supporting characters multi-faceted internality and introspection. They’re heart and humor. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionJoel Fry and Paul Walter Hauser make for delightful partners in crime. Simon Thompson, IGN MoviesWe have the first officially out and proud Disney character (John McCrea) in her gang! Grace Randolph, Beyond the Trailer(Photo by ©2021 Disney Enterprises)How about those costumes, though?Gorgeously costumed by Jenny Beaven. Erik Anderson, AwardsWatchEvery outfit is STUNNING and fits perfectly in the London punk rock era. Tessa Smith, Mama s GeekyA visual feast of 1970s London and high fashion. Tania Lamb, Lola LambchopsStylish and sassy. The dive into 70s fashion is fab. Sarah El-Mahmoud, CinemaBlendCostume designer Jenny Beavan deserves third billing. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionDo any other elements stand out?Rich visuals and creative cinematography enhance this pithy origin story dipped in camp. Simon Thompson, IGN MoviesAn exciting score by Nicholas Britell. Erik Anderson, AwardsWatchIt’s got a killer soundtrack. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionThe soundtrack is FIRE! Tessa Smith, Mama s Geeky(Photo by ©2021 Disney Enterprises)How is Craig Gillespie s work as director?I m so glad Cruella had a director like Craig Gillespie, who has explored the horror genre with the 2011 remake of Fright Night, cause it helped set a darker, more insidious undertone. Shannon McGrew, Nightmarish ConjuringsHow about Craig Gillespie’s superb direction? [He] continues to showcase his range as a filmmaker. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentDoes it have any problems?The film is too long. Tania Lamb, Lola LambchopsA bit long in the tooth at 2h 15m. Erik Anderson, AwardsWatchThere are questionable things with Cruella s backstory that make it hard to pair up with the villain we hate to love… Anyone concerned about the need for an origin story for Cruella de Vil will find things to be frustrated about. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpyA Cruella De Vil origin still wasn t earned for me overall. Cruella felt forced and over indulgent. Sarah El-Mahmoud, CinemaBlendAny parting thoughts?Don t miss the post credit scene! WOW! Tessa Smith, Mama s GeekyIt SCREAMS for a sequel. Grace Randolph, Beyond the TrailerCruella opens in theaters and streams on Disney+ with Premiere Access on May 28, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.