12 Years A Slave, Shame, and Widows director Steve McQueen has delivered what many consider his most ambitious work yet in the five-part anthology series Small Axe. The project, which airs on BBC One in the U.K. and is released one episode per week on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. from November 20, tells five different stories set in London’s West Indian community from the 1960s to the 1980s.There’s “Red, White and Blue,” with John Boyega as Leroy Logan, a former scientist turned cop who must deal with extreme racism when he joins the Metropolitan Police Force; “Lovers Rock,” an ode to raucous London house parties of the ’80s for those not welcome at white nightclubs; “Mangrove,” the true story of how police raids on a Caribbean restaurant led to peaceful protests, a set of wrongful arrests, and ultimately a major win against discrimination; and more.Ahead of the series’ release – and, really, this is less a TV series than five thematically linked feature films – Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley spoke to stars Letitia Wright (“Mangrove”), Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn (“Lovers Rock”), Shaun Parkes (“Mangrove”), and Malachi Kirby (“Mangrove”) about working with the Oscar-nominated director, the responsibility of playing game-changing historical figures, and the opportunity to tell stories about this community on a scale rarely seen.Small Axe is available weekly on Amazon Prime Video. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.Thumbnail image: Des Willie, Amazon Studios (Photo by Katie Yu/The CW)Life happens at warp speed for Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) — but it also seems true of The Flash itself, as this week marks the CW series 100th episode. The episode s story sees Barry and his daughter, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy), revisiting some key moments in the show’s history. And at a celebration in Vancouver to commemorate the historic episode, Rotten Tomatoes asked members of the cast about their fondest memories working on five seasons of The Flash.Parker, who joined the series this season after a few brief cameos as Nora last year, said her favorite aspect of working on the show collides with her worst moments on set: preparing to “zoop.” The term refers to those moments when a speedster runs off screen in a burst of lighting. On set, it requires the actor to freeze in a running stance for a surprising amount of time.“Grant is a dancer and he looks the coolest [doing it.] No one looks worse at those moments than me,” Kennedy admitted, adding that a surprising number of zoop shots occur “at 4 in the morning, outside” with her “falling over take after take. I giggle so hard every time that happens, and I just go, ‘My God, my job is so silly. I’m so happy to be here.’”(Photo by Jeff Weddell/The CW)Candice Patton, who plays Kennedy s TV mom Iris West, points to the lasting friendships she s made with costar Jesse L. Martin and former castmates Keiynan Lonsdale and Rick Cosnett.“These are people for me that will be friends of mine for a lifetime. You gain such amazing relationships on shows like these because you spend so much time with people, she said, and I’m really grateful for those people who’ve made this experience for me, these last five years, safe and comfortable.”Said season 4 newcomer Hartley Sawyer (a.k.a. Team Flash addition Ralph Dibny): “The best days are when we’re all in the Cortex — or wherever we are — and we’re doing scenes [together]. Sometimes I’m driving home and laughing and wiping tears about it because the stuff that happens is so much fun. We have such a great time together.”Carlos Valdes, whose Cisco Ramon has been there from day one shares Sawyer and Patton s sentiments.“In general, it tends to be whenever Tom Cavanagh and I start making music out of nowhere, out of gibberish, out of clapping, out of the Notre Dame fight song, out of anything,” he said. “We will take anything and create an annoying 14-minute jam out of it. The crew hates us for it.”(Photo by Jeff Weddell/The CW)Executive producer Todd Helbing’s favorite moment comes from the first-season episode Out of Time. “It’s when Thawne (Cavanagh) is circling around Cisco and does the vibrating hand thing [for the first time], he said. The episode as a whole stands as a highlight for him, because it’s the first time we introduced time travel. It also featured Iris revealing her feelings for Barry, Barry telling her that he is The Flash, and a tidal wave which threatens to destroy Central City.Star Gustin, meanwhile, will always recall working on Flash Back, the second-season episode in which he travels back in time to ask for help from Cavanagh s Thawne, who was still pretending to be Harrison Wells at the time. Gustin enjoyed playing opposite Cavanagh as the villain again. He also said the pilot and the first-season finale, which both prominently feature the death of Barry’s mother Nora (Michelle Harrison), are “seared into my memory as the most visceral and emotional experiences The heart of what drives Barry Allen is built into the those two episodes.”It should then come as no surprise that filming Nora’s death scene forms a key memory for Harrison’s time on the show. Though she enjoyed getting to play Nora as the mother of an adult son in the Flashpoint storyline, “as an actress, doing that [death] scene over and over” is something she loves about the show.Of course, thanks to Barry’s mucking with time, he appears in that scene at various stages in his life and his career as The Flash. Joked Gustin, “before the series is over, the amount of Barrys at the murder scene will multiply.”The Flash s 100th episode, What s Past Is Prologue, airs Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
(Photo by Courtesy of Getty Images for AFI)Golden Globes are slightly dubious as a barometer for predicting the Academy Awards. Thanks to some stellar research over at FiveThirtyEight, we know that the Golden Globes are right about 50% of the time predicting the Oscar Best Picture winner, though in the last 20 years, that number has slipped to about 35%. This, however, does not mean last weekend wasn t filled with moments that might tip the hat as to whom will be nominated for Oscars (or perhaps even take home a statue). Nestled right in the midst of nominations voting, Globes weekend and the subsequent events that surround it mirror the eclectic and ever raucous vibe that Best Supporting Actor frontrunner Brad Pitt spoke of in his Globes acceptance speech. This past weekend, Rotten Tomatoes Editor Jacqueline Coley was out and about to report back on the sights, sounds, and takeaways from events including the Hollywood Bonghive meetup and the glitzy post-globes parties.The Stars and Diamonds Glitter in Palm Springs(Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)The first event of the weekend was the Palms Springs Gala, where Oscar hopefuls can schmooze with the retired AMPAS voters who live in the tropical community, just an hour south of Los Angeles. Dressed to the nines in colorful gowns and lots of jewels, Palms Springs attendees watched stars Jennifer Lopez, Joaquin Phoenix, Martin Scorsese, Charlize Theron, and Renée Zellweger accept various honors in the opening night presentation. However, it was Little Women director Greta Gerwig who won the night with her heartfelt speech for Director honoree Quentin Tarantino. [He] makes movies as if movies could save the world,” she said while introducing him, adding, “Movies can kill Hitler, free slaves, and give Sharon Tate one more summer He makes movies like movies themselves matter. This was a big moment for Tarantino, who had received flack earlier in the year regarding his lack of dialogue for star Margot Robbie. Tapping Gerwig arguably the most noteworthy female director in the awards conversation this year to present him with the award and speak so positively on his behalf was a smart play for the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director. It s just too bad she couldn t pinch-hit for his awkward Golden Globes acceptance speech on Sunday, as well.The Stars Favorite Stop for Weekend Lunching with AFI(Photo by Courtesy of Jacqueline Coley)There is no way to put this delicately so we ll just say it campaigning for an Oscar is torturous. Stars have to clear their calendars for two to three months to shake hands and make speeches. They go through the arduous exercise of doing hours of press, taking selfies, and smiling through it all, with very little to no chance of actually winning any awards. Cocktail parties, posh dinners, and award shows may sound like a fun time, but doing anything every day for two months will lose its novelty quickly. This is why the AFI luncheon on the Friday before the Globes is such a welcome moment for most Oscar hopefuls. Each year, AFI selects 10 films and 10 television shows from the previous year (and a couple of specialty honors if they find international entries of merit) and gather the principal players together for a relaxed lunch with limited press just to celebrate their achievements. The lack of press and potential voters and the fact everyone in the room is already previously announced as a winner removes most of the anxiety that comes with other events. This is why everyone from Brad Pitt to Kevin Feige call the event their favorite moment of the season.This year, we watched Pitt chat it up with Bong Joon-ho and the cast of Parasite as he repeatedly gushed about how he loved the film. We also spotted Rian Johnson, who was honored for Knives Out, chatting with his Star Wars: The Last Jedi co-star Laura Dern, who was being feted for her work in Noah Baumbach s Marriage Story and Greta Gerwig s Little Women. Robert De Niro (Joker, The Irishman), Harvey Keitel (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Irishman), Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story), Sam Rockwell (Richard Jewell, Jojo Rabbit), and Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, produced Richard Jewell) were all involved with more than one honoree. We asked Dern about how she split her loyalties, and she joked she was a bit like the young boy at the center of the divorce drama in Marriage Story: They are like my parents. I love them both. I don t pick sides. Though there is a no campaigning mantra in effect at the AFI, there s nothing to say attendees can t steer voices and eyes to films they favor, and this year featured an excellent example of tongue-in-cheek campaigning. Former AFI honoree Mel Brooks kicked off the festivities with a benediction, during which he raved about his favorite film of the year the Hitler anti-war satire Jojo Rabbit: It s really a terrific, eloquent, and beautiful picture, he said, adding jokingly that writer/director Taika Watiti did not ask my permission to use Hitler a hilarious reference to Brooks Hitler satire The Producers.A Party with ParasiteIf we were ever unsure of Bong Joon-ho s effect on the Hollywood community, the party hosted by Guillermo del Toro at the Sunset Tower answered all of those questions. After being fawned over by just about everyone at the AFI Luncheon, Team Parasite was greeted by the rest of Hollywood that evening. Edgar Wright, Rian Johnson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Laura Dern, Keegan-Michael Key, Noah Baumbach, Jay Roach, Miranda July, and Natasha Lyonne some of whom left their own For Your Consideration events to make a trek to the West Hollywood celebration all made time to pay their respects that night. Having so many A-listers and Academy voters as confirmed members of the Bonghive – Bong s online fanbase – a Best Picture nomination this coming Monday looks more and more like an inevitability.Brunching with the Indie CrowdParasite Dir. Bong Joon Ho chats w/ The Farewell star Zhao Shuzen (Photo by Courtesy of Jacqueline Coley)On Saturday, Film Independent had the Indie Spirit Awards annual nominees brunch, where they handed out 5,000 to filmmakers Kelly Reichardt, Mollye Asher, Rashaad Ernesto Green, and Nadia Shihab. We also spotted Last Black Man in San Francisco director Joe Talbot, who was up for one of the Indie Spirit specialty prizes that were handed out during Saturday s fete by Alfre Woodard and Crazy Rich Asians director John Chu. When we asked Chu about his upcoming film with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The Heights, he simply smiled and said, He can t wait for people to see it. As was the case on Friday, Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho was again so mobbed by well-wishers he barely had time to sit down.After the Globes (Photo by Courtesy of Netflix)After the Globes, the most raucous party was – as it has been for the past few years – the Netflix party. Tiffany Haddish, who presented at the ceremony, put on an impromptu freestyle at the end of the night, shortly after Brad Pitt, Eddie Murphy, Ava DuVernay, Taika Waititi, and numerous Netflix stars danced the night away to pop hits. At the Instyle/Warner Bros. do, their elevator glam shot was a frequent stop for celebs, and The Farewell helmer Lulu Wang paired up with Rita Wilson for a hilarious shoot sporting a – yes, it s legal in California – blunt, courtesy of Snoop Dogg. Though the Netflix party was the spot be, it was slightly a somber affair at the start, due to the fact the streamer only took home two prizes out of 17 nominations. In contrast, the NBC celebration was a joyous time after two surprise wins for their World War I one-shot epic 1917. This is welcome news for Universal Studios, who are likely still smarting after the vicious – though at times bemused – reception to Cats. The wins at the globes could propel the film, which opens wide in theaters this weekend, to box office domination over January, and if awards keep tallying up on our Awards Leaderboard, perhaps a Best Picture win as well.The Academy Awards are broadcast February 9, 8 pm EST/5 pm PST, on ABC.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.华体会app在线下载(Photo by Disney Channel/Courtesy Everett Collection)After Star Wars was released in 1977, everyone wanted to be Han Solo, including black children. Because before Lando Calrissian arrived in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), young black film fans were forced to search for the heroes in themselves in the white characters available to them.As Black History Month draws to a close, we have a look back at some of the groundbreaking TV series that helped change that.Before the 1970s, black characters on television most often appeared in the token roles of gangster, hardened cop, or caregiver. Then shows like The Jeffersons, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, and Good Times began to fill the void in black representation, and in the 80s, Diff rent Strokes, A Different World, and 227 widened the conversation surrounding black archetypes, higher education, and navigating the politics of black and white America.And while early children’s programs like Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood promoted important messages of community and tolerance, they would often feature black children in stories that would subtly incorporate the otherness of black children in order to be palatable to white audiences and avoid controversy. In reality, it’s that perceived otherness that makes life difficult for black families.Though pioneers for children’s show representation, 80s cartoons like Captain Planet, Defenders of the Earth, and Jem and the Holograms did little to elevate the minority characters above colorful casting.But in the ’90s, the landscape changed, and black kids were finally able to recognize themselves in the characters they were seeing on TV. The impact was immediate and the feeling was unique and powerful.The birth of Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and a 24-hour Disney Channel finally made it possible for creators to put a sharp focus on the black experience in children’s entertainment. Suddenly, black children were the stars of television shows — shows that understood the challenges they would face in life.The important lessons the following ’90s series taught were frequently difficult and wouldn’t have been possible without the onscreen representation these shows provided. Their legacy is a TV universe that today includes series like grown-ish, Cousins for Life, Craig of the Creek, Doc McStuffins, and K.C. Undercover.Have a look at some of those lessons of these series and specific episodes that made such a difference in empowering young black viewers.Kenan and Kel (1996-2000)Young sketch comedy gods Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell followed up their All That success with their own eponymous show. The series, set in Chicago, featured a theme song by Coolio and centered on two kids trying to get through high school, work regular jobs, and date. They served up epic laughs for four seasons that eventually led to a feature movie.The Episode: I.Q. Can Do Better Kel s parents are a brain surgeon and a rocket scientist, but his genius isn t as readily apparent. So, when the boys take an IQ test and his score comes back as certified brilliant — and Kenan s score is a three — Kenan suspects something is wrong with the test. At the end of the episode, it turns out both boys are geniuses.The Lesson:Kenan and Kel perfected slapstick to a professional grade early in their careers; in fact, the actors were almost too good at the exaggerated style of physical comedy — to the point that viewers might mistake their characters bumbling, scheming, practical jokes, and mistakes as signs of ignorance. The episode revealed, however, that their ingenuity and intellectual curiosity were actually the building blocks of genius.The Proud Family (2001-2005)(Photo by Disney Channel/Courtesy Everett Collection)Each week Penny Proud, eldest child of the Proud family, navigated the terrifying world of middle school, hormones, and the many dynamic personalities of her big family (with a theme song by Solange Knowles, backed by Destiny s Child). Voiced by Kyla Pratt, Penny was a good girl with bad girl attitude. She was ready to fight for her friends, but hated to disappoint her parents. The show mostly focused on the problems all adolescents face, but occasionally an episode specific to black childhood would explore a previously hidden truth.The Episode: I Had a Dream Penny s history teacher, tired of reading the same old reports during Black History Month, assigns the class projects focusing on lesser-known black American contributions to history. Penny gets figuratively and literally swept up in the assignment, traveling to 1955 dressed as 1960s activist Angela Davis. Enraged at the limitations the era enforces on her, Penny gives a modern-day speech about the accomplishments of black Americans. Later, her love for her white friend, Zoey, inspires a protest that eventually integrates their school. Parents protest the change, but Penny retorts by reciting portions of Dr. Martin Luther King s I Have a Dream speech.The Lesson:This episode serves an intense reality check for children who believe the past doesn t affect their current existence. In her dream, Penny s history teacher works as a disregarded janitor, and her friends are second-class citizens; Penny Proud can t swallow that level of indignity. She learns that the civil rights movement was built on a foundation of hard work, and that all black children owe a debt to those who paved the way — lest history repeat itself.Cousin Skeeter (1999-2001)(Photo by Nickelodeon/Courtesy Everett Collection)Nickelodeon’s sitcom was about a suburban black family that takes in their cousin Skeeter, a puppet in the human world who uses his adorable nature to create mischief. The story is a bit like an updated Leave it to Beaver. Skeeter, his cousin Bobby, and Bobby s lifelong friend and eternal crush Nina encounter classic sitcom tropes like navigating April Fool s jokes, sneaking out of the house, and trading lives with a wealthy lookalike.The Episode: The Bicycle Thief Skeeter sees the perfect opportunity for Bobby to prove his love for Nina when Nina’s bike is stolen. Together the crew plays detective to figure out who took the bike. Clumsy Skeeter sets up a sting operation using Bobby s bike as bait for the thief, and it works! Unfortunately, the thief is craftier than expected and gets away. The friends try to get the police involved, but a lack of evidence gets them turned away. Eventually, they track their bikes down and discover that the shop worker who s been helping them enhance their bikes set them up.The Lesson:Interactions between police officers and black children are often portrayed as terrifying and life-threatening, but in reality, interactions with the police exist on a spectrum.When the officers arrive on the scene, they uncover a stash of spicy candy. But when the trio warn an officer, he brushes them off and even mocks them lightly. The kids just shrug and let the officer eat the candy, showing that sometimes police officers’ microaggressions will shame black youth. The lesson is imperative to their survival in a world that isn t always kind (but also doesn t have to be deadly).Codename: Kids Next Door (2002-2008)KND was a super-secret global spy ring made entirely of adolescents determined to end parental crimes of forced veggies, bedtimes, and the regulation of Halloween candy. Numbuh Five, voiced by Cree Summers, was an early childhood icon for many black girls. Summer s gravely voice, Five s sporty design, and the effortless cool of the character can be compared to Pam Grier s Coffy or a modern-day Idris Elba. When the show focused on Five, it often forced the fearless anchor of the team to confront her inner demons.The Episode: Operation M.A.U.R.I.C.E. One of the main goals of the KND was to allow kids to be kids for as long as possible. Age and time changed Five s sister, Cree, from Five s best friend to her sworn enemy. Afraid her friend Maurice will suffer the same fate when he turns 13, Five and the team agree to watch Maurice 24/7 to make sure he doesn t become part of the teen s team. Though he s growing up, Maurice will get to be a kid forever.The Lesson:Some people get to remain kids. Growing up doesn’t mean a person is expected to be jaded. Maurice, though 13, still wants to protect his friends. He’s growing and maturing, but his roots remain intact. This sets expectations for Five that help relieve a lot of the pressure she feels as she approaches the same age; she doesn’t have to become her sister. In a world where black children are expected to grow up faster than their peers, learning that remaining young at heart is a choice is an important one.That s So Raven (2003-2008)Raven (Raven-Symoné) is a normal high-schooler, except for one thing: She can see into the future. Raven, who has aspirations to be a designer, tries to survive high school and interpret her visions with her friends Eddie (Orlando Brown) and Chelsea (Annelise van der Pol) by her side.The Episode: True Colors Chelsea and Raven apply for a job at Sassy’s. Raven passes every test with flying colors, but in a vision, Raven hears the boss say she doesn t hire black people. Hearing these words shocks Raven to her core. For the first time she is consciously aware of racism. I always heard about racism, Raven tells her friends, but I didn t know how much it could hurt. Raven s parents convince her to fight back. Eventually, they catch the boss on camera being overtly racist, and she is fired.The Lesson:Fighting for one s rights can be incredibly daunting, and having to explain to young children why one s skin color shouldn t exclude them from work, can be demeaning and embarrassing. Even Chelsea, who loves Raven endlessly, has a hard time identifying her new boss as racist. She just discriminates against bald people, Chelsea explains at one point, showing that even the most well-intentioned friend may still have difficulty understanding these situations. Raven was ready to give up, but with her support system behind her, she was able to get justice, which is an enormously valuable lesson for any child to learn.
Few industries enjoy taking really, really long extended holiday vacations quite like Hollywood, and when we get to this time of the year, there s rarely much in the realm of movie development news to discuss. So, this week and next, we re going to review 12 of the year s top stories, presented to you in monthly chronology. The year-in-review begins with the Fresh Developments of the year.JANUARY: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7 AND 8 TO FILM BACK-TO-BACK (Photo by David James/Paramount Pictures)There are lots of long-running movie franchises, but in many of them, the cast changes over time (the MCU and the Rocky/Creed franchises being two exceptions to the rule). In January, we first learned that, in 2022, Tom Cruise will hit movie #8 in the Mission: Impossible franchise, as Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8 are being developed for release in the summers of 2021 and 2022, respectively. The two movies will be shot back-to-back to ensure their releases within a year of each other, and also to make it easier to secure not just Tom Cruise, but also his supporting cast, which may include Fallout cast like Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, etc. Writer/director Christopher McQuarrie will work on these sequels, hoping to match what he s achieved with the last two films, 2015 s Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (Certified Fresh at 93%), and last year s Mission: Impossible Fallout (Certified Fresh at 97%). Mission: Impossible 7 is now scheduled for July 23, 2021 (the week after LeBron James Space Jam 2), and Mission: Impossible 8 is scheduled for August 5, 2022. The first new franchise cast member to be announced for Mission: Impossible 7 was British actress Hayley Atwell, who probably remains best known for playing Marvel s Peggy Carter, as seen in both Captain America: The First Avenger, and in the much-missed ABC series, Agent Carter. There are no details yet as to where the Mission: Impossible franchise might go after 2022, but Tom Cruise will turn 60 on July 3 of that year, so Mission: Impossible 8 might be his last opportunity to hang off the sides of airplaines and jump off of skyscrapers.FEBRUARY: AQUAMAN GETTING SEQUEL IN 2022 AND HORROR SPINOFF FOR THE TRENCH (Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)With over .14 billion earned at the global box office, Aquaman became the highest-grossing DC Comics movie (worldwide) ever in early 2019, even above The Dark Knight (though Joker came close to beating Aquaman at .063 billion). That was quite an achievement for a character long considered a joke (including a long-running story arc on HBO s Entourage). Those numbers also made it super obvious that Aquaman would get a sequel and that s exactly wh
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华体会app在线下载 Given the immense anticipation leading up to episode 3 of HBO fantasy juggernaut Game of Thrones 89%, the assumption was that the battle against the Night King s army at Winterfell in The Long Night would be unequivocally epic. But you know what they say about assumptions.Critics and fans hung on for two relatively mellow first weeks of the final season. It was fine that the premiere, Winterfell, was mostly filled with character reunions and episode 2, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, favored sentimentality over conflict, because everything was building to the #BattleofWinterfell (though that hashtag had been seen before).Alas, not everyone was blown away by the latest battle at the Stark ancestral home, as demonstrated by the episode s unusually low (for the series, that is) Tomatometer score: 75% with 92 reviews so far (at 1:20 p.m. PT on April 30).(Photo by HBO)Some critics were pleasantly surprised by the episode s unexpected twists, others were utterly disappointed and lamented the return to the pursuit of the Iron Throne. Many critics found the battle brutal and emotionally exhausting — but in a good way! But more than a mere few — 23% if you do the math — as well as some vocal fans on Twitter, found it less-than-thrilling at best, and a betrayal at worst. The Long Night is the lowest-scoring of the season s three episodes so far, and if it stays that low, it would be the second lowest-scoring Game of Thrones episode ever (it recently dropped below season 3 s The Bear and the Maiden Fair ). To put that score into context, however, that s still higher than popular recent box office superhero fare like Aquaman (2018) 65%.Read on to find out what critics had to say about Season 8 Episode 3: "The Long Night" 74%.Did The Long Night live up to your expectations? Tell us in the poll below.How Did Everyone Fare in Battle?(Photo by HBO)Fighting an army of the dead is never easy, but Daenerys and Jon’s output was so pitiful here that I worry their alliance might not make it to the final conflict with Cersei. — David Sims, The AtlanticAfter bridging the trenches, the wights started climbing the walls. So it was up to Gendry, Jaime, and the gang to fight them all off one by one — a project that was manifestly futile from the start. Still, it gave Brienne a chance to save Jaime’s life, so that was nice. — Michael Hogan, Vanity FairWhat was most striking to me was that while the men were busy having existential crises in the middle of a bloody battle (I’m looking at you Clegane), women were getting shit done. — Anne Cohen, Refinery29Cersei is a winner because she knows, every time, that she can just hang back and let other people do her dirty work, then sip her wine and chuckle to herself about how everybody else did the dirty work for her. — Todd VanDerWerff, VoxRead more: The 11 Biggest Moments from The Long Night. Did the Action Live Up to Expectations?(Photo by HBO)The episode stands in as the ultimate representative of one of the ways “Game of Thrones” has seen itself, as the staging-ground for ultra-violent action whose stakes are the fate of the world. — Daniel D Addario, VarietyPerhaps the hour’s been built up too much, or maybe events were too foreshadowed; we knew that mankind would prevail, if only because it’s got to fight amongst itself a bit more before Thrones’ six-episode season is through. — Clint Worthington, The SpoolIt’s hardly a roller coaster ride, but that’s actually why this might be one of the better battle-focused episodes of “Game of Thrones” to date; it makes every moment of dread feel truly lived-in, lets each character beat scattered between the battles sink in. — Liz Shannon Miller, indieWire“The Long Night” was unique in that it’s the one Game of Thrones episode I will never watch again, under any circumstance. I do not need to relive that. If television could give you PTSD, this would have done the job. — Shane Ryan, Paste MagazineI’m satisfied, but my eyes need a rest. — Spencer Kornhaber, The AtlanticWhat s Everyone Complaining About?(Photo by HBO)I know the night is dark and full of terrors, but does that mean the episode has to be so literally dark? — Clint Worthington, The SpoolThe long-gestating Battle for Winterfell is difficult to follow, occasionally even impossible to discern, and ends the most existential threat the series has built up over the course of its run with a “one good hit kills them all” solution that feels more than a little cheap. — Andrew Bloom, Consequence of SoundThe scenes were often so dark that it was impossible to see the action unless it happened to include fire (thanks a bunch, Drogon and Melisandre). The editing was sloppy at times, and it was hard to tell who was where and how they got there. And despite the high death count, most of our major characters still made it out alive, an illogical outcome considering the enemy. — Kelly Lawler, USA Today Arya s Ascendance to Hero-Dom has Everyone Saying #NotToday.What spectacle! The deus ex machina of Arya’s attack satisfied in both its culmination of a seasons-long build (her development into a master killer) and its tension-exploding suddenness. — Daniel D Addario, VarietyAt nearly the last possible moment of the longest Game of Thrones episode ever, she saved Bran and all humanity from the Night King in one of those moves that would certainly land her a slot in The Avengers if they were making any more Avengers movies. — Ellen Gray, Philadelphia Daily NewsRead more: All Game of Thrones Episodes, Ranked by Tomatometer Final Verdict?(Photo by HBO)So, in summation, the Battle of Winterfell dead include: Dolorous Edd, Lyanna Mormont, Jorah Mormont, Beric Dondarrion, Theon Grejoy, Melisandre, and the Night King. — Kimberly Roots, TV LineEverything in “Game of Thrones” these past seven seasons led us to these cataclysmic 80 minutes, the sum total of all our fears and theories. A shrug wouldn t do at all, but only a physical, convulsive reflex — our own yawp into the night, as if to say that TV at its wild, most ambitious best really can make dreams come true. Or nightmares. This one certainly did. — Verne Gay, NewsdayWith three episodes remaining in its eighth and final season, Game of Thrones has defeated its most powerful and threatening villain, the Night King It was as grand and almost as fatal as we all predicted, sure, but it also ended the White Walker threat forever with one tidy blow. — Kelly Lawler, USA TodayIf you asked me whether “Game of Thrones” is a genuinely great show, after “The Long Night,” I’d have to answer: not today. — Alyssa Rosenberg, Washington Post
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This week s Ketchup brings you another 10 headlines from the world of film development news (the stories about what movies Hollywood is working on for you next), covering such titles as Black Adam, Fast Furious 9, and Disney s Pinocchio remake.This WEEK S TOP STORYDWAYNE JOHNSON S BLACK ADAM IS FINALLY GETTING MADE(Photo by Robert Viglasky / © MGM)Let s start this story by turning the clock way back to November of 2007. Marvel Studios Iron Man (5/2/2008) was still six months away from release (we have, of course, gotten over 20 more MCU movies since then). It was in early November of 2007, however, that Dwayne The Rock Johnson first signed with Warner Bros. to play the DC Comics anti-hero Black Adam in what, at that time, was expected to be the Shazam! movie (Black Adam is one of Shazam s main enemies). This week, nearly 13 years later, Johnson confirmed that he will finally start filming his Black Adam solo movie in July of 2020, which will be a few months shy of 14 years after he first signed on. Warner Bros. has not yet announced a release date for Black Adam, but it probably won t be until either late 2021 or sometime in 2022. The film will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who also recently directed Johnson in next year s Jungle Cruise (7/24/2020), based on the long-running Disney theme park attraction. Meanwhile, Johnson s next movie will be the sequel Jumanji: The Next Level, on December 13, 2019.Other Top Headlines1. JENNIFER HUDSON S ARETHA FRANKLIN BIOPIC RESPECT ATTRACTS STAR-STUDDED CAST (Photo by Derek Storm/Everett Collection)The success last year of Bohemian Rhapsody means that we re going to continue getting pop and rock star biopics, but Hollywood doesn t react to new trends particularly quickly. Baz Luhrmann is currently filming his Elvis Presley movie (starring Austin Butler from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and the next movie expected to get going is Respect, based on the life of soul singer icon Aretha Franklin. Jennifer Hudson has been attached to star in Respect for a while now, but it wasn t until this week that we learned who will be joining the film s large ensemble cast. Those stars include six-time Tony-winner Audra McDonald, Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, Academy Award nominee Mary J. Blige, frequent Netflix star Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, and Marlon Wayans. MGM has scheduled Respect for release on August 14, 2020, which will be just two days shy of two years after Aretha Franklin s death on August 16, 2018.2. ADAM DRIVER JOINS BEN AFFLECK AND MATT DAMON FOR THE LAST DUEL (Photo by Jessica Miglio/©Warner Bros. Pictures)In August, we learned that former screenwriting partners and Good Will Hunting costars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon would be reuniting in a historical drama called The Last Duel for director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Alien, Blade Runner). Affleck is still attached to star in the film, but this week, it was revealed that he will be taking a supporting role instead, with Adam Driver (Kylo Ren from the Star Wars movies) in early talks to take the other lead opposite Matt Damon. Damon and Driver will star in The Last Duel as two knights in 14th century France whose bond is tested by treachery and a young woman forced to navigate the brutal and oppressive culture of the era in order to survive. Jodie Comer of Killing Eve has recently joined the film as the woman who comes between the two knights. Filming of The Last Duel is expected to start in early 2020.3. DISNEY HIRES CHERNOBYL CREATOR FOR PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN REBOOT(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)If you thought you d seen the last of Johnny Depp s Jack Sparrow, then Well, you might be right. The truth is, we don t really know. What we do know is that Disney is still interested in continuing the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise or rebooting it, as it were with producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The production hit a snag earlier this year when Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick dropped out of Pirates, but things look to be back on track with the hiring of Craig Mazin (the Emmy-winning creator of HBO s popular miniseries Chernobyl) and Ted Elliott, who co-wrote the first four films in the franchise. Whether or not any of the series regulars will make an appearance in the new film is still up in the air.4. ROBERT ZEMECKIS MAY REMAKE DISNEY S PINOCCHIO After recently directing a few more adult-centric dramas, Robert Zemeckis (Flight, The Walk, Allied, Welcome to Marwen) seems to be returning to his kid-friendly roots with his remake of Roald Dahl s The Witches, which Warner Bros. has scheduled for October 9, 2020. Zemeckis has not yet officially confirmed his next film as director, but according to reports this week, he may be returning to Disney for their live-action remake of their second ever animated feature, the 1940 version of Pinocchio. Although described as live action, it s possible that Pinocchio himself may be some form of animated character, especially considering one of Zemeckis favored strengths over the last 15 years or so has been stop-motion in movies like The Polar Express, Beowulf, and last year s Welcome to Marwen. If he does sign on, Zemeckis will next have to start casting Pinocchio, including finding a new Gepetto, following the recent departure of Tom Hanks from the project.5. CARDI B JOINS FAST FURIOUS 9(Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images)Like many pop stars and rappers before her, Cardi B is actively pursuing film roles to add to her résumé. Just a month after making her feature film debut in Hustlers, she has apparently found her next major film project in next year s Fast Furious 9 (5/22/2020). This news came directly from a video that Vin Diesel posted on his Instagram this week with Cardi B at his side. Fast Furious 9 actually started filming in June, so it seems likely that Cardi B s contribution to the movie will be one of the last things to be filmed. Diesel posted the video just after another singer, the Latin music star Ozuna, also joined the movie this week. As it happens, Cardi B and Ozuna released a song together in 2017 called La Modelo, so it s possible that their roles in Fast Furious 9 will be directly connected.6. HUGH JACKMAN, REBECCA FERGUSON TEAM UP FOR SCI-FI ACTION MOVIE REMINISCENCE (Photo by Wilson Webb/©Warner Bros.)It has now been over two years since Hugh Jackman s last movie as Wolverine, 2017 s Logan. Since then, Jackman has starred in a musical (The Greatest Showman), a political drama (The Front Runner), and an animated comedy (Missing Link), but what he hasn t yet returned to are the kind of genre films that made him famous in the first place. That appears to be changing very soon with the news this week that he is reuniting with his Greatest Showman co-star Rebecca Ferguson in a science fiction noir called Reminiscence, which is being compared to movies like Blade Runner, Total Recall, and Inception. Set in a future Miami beset by exaggerated climate change, Reminiscence will tell the story of a private investigator (Jackman) who travels into his client s memories to solve cases.7. ZOEY DEUTCH S ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP CHARACTER MIGHT GET HER OWN SPINOFF (Photo by © Columbia Pictures)Last week, the horror comedy sequel Zombieland: Double Tap managed to beat the opening weekend of the original 2009 film with a domestic opening of .9 million. It s not yet known if there will ever be a proper Zombieland 3 (unless everyone involved wants to wait another 10 years), but director Ruben Fleischer is already talking about another direction he d like to take. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Fleischer said, I would love to do a Madison standalone movie, referring to the new character played in Zombieland: Double Tap by Zoey Deutch. If such a movie does get made, it s not known if some of the other Zombieland characters would also return. THR also revealed this week that an earlier Zombieland 2 screenplay would have featured a de facto Ghostbusters reunion in which Dan Aykroyd would ve played a zombie version of himself.