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 » This is the showdown we’ve all been waiting for, whether it’s been for the 59 years since the release of the cheesy old King Kong vs. Godzilla movie, through the three previous installments of the MonsterVerse franchise (particularly the divisive Godzilla: King of the Monsters), or just over the past year, hoping for a big blockbuster spectacle again.Does Godzilla vs. Kong live up to expectations? For the most part, yes, according to the first reviews tied to the movie’s international release. It delivers on its title, and if you expect more than that, you probably shouldn’t. Still, this crossover sequel is said to pay off with great-looking action, if the cost is just a goofy plot and uninteresting scenes with puny humans.Here’s what critics are saying about Godzilla vs. Kong:Do you get what you came for?When it comes to the promise of its title, Godzilla vs Kong delivers immensely. Kshitij Rawat, The Indian ExpressIf you re going into this movie to watch Godzilla and Kong exchange blows and public property be destroyed in creative ways, you will get your money s worth. Prahlad Srihari, FirstpostThe kind of gloriously silly blockbuster we haven’t seen in over a year, Godzilla vs. Kong revels in its own outlandish premise and delivers everything you paid for. Doug Jamieson, The Jam Report[It’s] the best monster movie in years… It is everything you would want in this face-off. Jonathan Roberts, The New PaperWith its entertainment factor turned up to 11, Godzilla vs. Kong lives up to its promise of a monster good time. Matthew Pejkovic, Matt s Movie Reviews[It] never cuts loose the way a film titled Godzilla vs Kong should. Anthony Morris, It s Better in the DarkHow are the fight scenes?The two Titans cross paths several times in this chaotic spectacle and the results are nothing short of breathtaking… Its action and thrills are immaculate. Doug Jamieson, The Jam Report[It] will appeal to anyone who knows how much joy can be sparked watching a giant monkey lay the boot into an enormous, laser-breathing lizard. Anthony O Connor, FILMINKOnce the two CGI titans take their swings on one another – the sequence itself is glorious in its stupidity. Peter Gray, The AU ReviewThe final clash (which takes place in an urban setting) could have had a bit more variety as far as the visuals go. Anthony Morris, It s Better in the DarkRyan FujitaniSo the action is better than in the last movie?Unlike in King of the Monsters, the colors here don t overwhelm the frame to such an extent it becomes hard to see the action… It features some of the most seamless mayhem there ever was. Prahlad Srihari, FirstpostUnlike the previous Godzilla film, the action sequences aren’t hidden by a haze of clouds, smoke, or dust. Wingard showcases every move in the open. Doug Jamieson, The Jam ReportResponding to earlier criticisms, Godzilla vs. Kong is stuffed with inventively staged action, most of which now takes place in broad daylight. James Marsh, South China Morning PostBut what if I liked King of the Monsters?If King of the Monsters tickled you, then this monstrous battle should suffice. If not, and you want your mindless action to have a little more ironic intelligence, this is one fight not worth the spectator fee. Peter Gray, The AU ReviewThe storyline’s silliness might be a deal-breaker for those who appreciated the 2014 iteration’s more sombre storytelling. Harris Dang, Impulse GamerHow is Adam Wingard as director?Wingard proves to be the right director for the job. He clearly knows what the fans and audiences alike want and for that, he delivers. Casey Chong, Casey s Movie ManiaAdam Wingard knows exactly what you came to Godzilla vs. Kong to see and he’s happy to serve it up in absolute spades. Doug Jamieson, The Jam ReportDirector Adam Wingard… treats Godzilla and Kong as action stars. Jonathan Roberts, The New PaperHe has solid timing regarding being sincere and tongue-in-cheek with the story. It makes the time spent on the cast increasingly palatable. Harris Dang, Impulse GamerWingard has previously focused on smaller scale horror, which may explain why this really lacks the (occasional) sense of awe the earlier films had for these giant monsters. Anthony Morris, It s Better in the DarkThere will be fans of director Adam Wingard’s all-action, total-carnage approach, but I certainly wasn’t one of them. James Croot, Stuff.co.nz(Photo by Vince Valitutti/©Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment)How does the movie look overall?One of the most visually spectacular films of the year. Doug Jamieson, The Jam ReportWhat did catch me off-guard was how richly cinematic the film looks and how spatialized the action feels. Luke Buckmaster, Flicks.com.auVisually, there’s really nothing here that we haven’t seen before. Jim Schembri, jimschembri.comThe bright lighting robs the VFX of heft. Jamie Graham, Total FilmHow is the writing?The plot takes a turn for the better (and weirder)… [and] it gets even more bull goose loony in the third act. Anthony O Connor, FILMINKGodzilla vs. Kong is an incredibly illogical yet unashamedly gonzo piece of work… that bring[s] the lore to new heights of ridiculousness and delirium that is truly entertaining. Harris Dang, Impulse GamerThe plot is unnecessarily complicated… Best to turn your brain off and ignore the temptation to apply logic and reason to such a piece of cinema. Doug Jamieson, The Jam ReportIf you’re going to hype such a film as Godzilla vs. Kong as the battle of all battles, you better not waste our time with overblown exposition. Peter Gray, The AU ReviewThere are hints of a more intriguing film. One (literal) deep-dive into hard science-fiction world-building is a welcome shot of weirdness, if never fully explored. John Nugent, Empire MagazineSo much is going on that the film s running time feels scarcely enough to contain its threads. John Lui, The Straits Times(Photo by Chuck Zlotnick/©Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment)And the human characters?The film’s human characters… are an upgrade compared to previous films. Matthew Pejkovic, Matt s Movie ReviewsFinally, they have realized we do not care about humans… we thankfully do not have to spend much time with their problems and feelings. Jonathan Roberts, The New PaperThey are enjoyably broad enough for the cast to play with and they are all game and know exactly the movie in which they are participating. Harris Dang, Impulse GamerAny time the monsters are not on screen, in fact, is draining. Every MonsterVerse movie has struggled to know what to do with the human characters on the ground, and in some ways, this is the worst offender yet for it John Nugent, Empire MagazineUnfortunately well over half the movie focuses on the humans, who are either boring, comedy relief, an occasional infodump, [or] utterly irrelevant. Anthony Morris, It s Better in the DarkDoes anyone stand out?Jia is the one human who makes the film an emotional, sincere, and rousing spectacle. She is played beautifully by Kaylee Hottle. Harris Dang, Impulse GamerThe star human is Kaylee Hottle as Jia, the young girl who has a connection to the giant gorilla, which gives this movie the right amount of heart. Jonathan Roberts, The New PaperHottle steals focus at every turn with her mute performance that’s the film true heart. Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures)How is Godzilla in the movie?Godzilla is reduced to a rampaging reptile for much of the film that feels out of step with his characterization in earlier movies. James Marsh, South China Morning PostWhen it comes to the acting showdown, there’s no contest… [Godzilla] has the voice, and the presence, but he doesn’t have the range. Jake Wilson, The AgeGodzilla fans may feel irked that Kong gets more screen time. Jonathan Roberts, The New PaperThe film dissolves Godzilla’s presence through its allegiance to Kong. Harris Dang, Impulse GamerWhat about Kong?Kong isn t quite rendered as sensitively as Andy Serkis s mo-cap version in the Peter Jackson film. But his eyes still convey so much emotion. Prahlad Srihari, FirstpostAside from a few early scenes that really stress his size, he s nothing to be afraid of. Anthony Morris, It s Better in the Dark(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures)Will fans of both characters leave satisfied?No matter which Titan you wanted to win, you would likely feel satisfied with the outcome. Kshitij Rawat, The Indian ExpressThose involved have clearly thought — a lot — about how to end things in a way that s going to keep everyone happy. Anthony Morris, It s Better in the DarkGodzilla vs. Kong releases in the U.S. in theaters and on HBO Max on March 31, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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(Photo by Vijat Mohindra © VH1/2021 Paramount+, Inc.)While Pride Month 2021 will look a lot different than 2020 — being able to celebrate outside, safely, with other people is always welcome — networks and streaming services will have plenty of LGBTQ+–friendly content available to watch in the comfort of your own home if that s what you prefer. From streaming content hubs featuring content by, about, and starring lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer talent to TV premieres (naturally there is a new season of RuPaul s Drag Race debuting this month), you ll be covered.Read on for the month’s best TV and streaming highlights. We ll add more throughout the month as we get word of new premiere dates.Read also: • LGBTQ+ Stars and Creators Pick Their Favorite Pride Month Binge Watches• 175 Essential LGBTQ+ TV Shows• The 30 Best LGBTQ+ Movies on Netflix• Rainbow Tomatoes Pride Month Content HubStreamingHBO Max: Shine On and Your Pass to Pride 2021The streaming service is highlighting its expansive library of LGBTQIA+ stories, characters, and creators on this Pride Month spotlight page. Get exclusive access to concerts, never before seen clips and interviews within the “Your Pass to Pride 2021” Collection, produced by Human by Orientation, an HBO Max initiative that elevates and celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community and encourages people to express their proudest, queerest selves. This June catch music performances from artists like King Princess, VINCINT, Raveena, Soccer Mommy, and MUNA, queer comedy specials from Meg Stalter, Ashley Ray among others, exclusive behind-the-scenes conversations from HBO Max originals like Hacks, drag performances from the queens of We’re Here, artist spotlights and more. The Shine On collection will spotlight series including Veneno, It’s A Sin, We Are Who We Are, Equal, Euphoria, Legendary and We’re Here, documentaries including Welcome to Chechnya, The Trans List, Wig, A Family Is a Family Is a Family, Larry Kramer In Love Anger and more.Hulu: Pride Never StopsHulu s yearlong hub of LGBTQ+ content is expanding to include 12 collections including new Trans Stories and Multicultural Stories collections. The hub features dozens of favorite series and films, including Changing the Game, a new original documentary about trans athletes, the second season of Love, Victor on June 11, FX documentary series Pride, and more (Plan B, Shrill, Cowboys, The Birdcage, and more).NetflixCelebrate Pride month on Netflix by bingeing critically acclaimed LGBTQ+ stories including Schitt s Creek, Grace and Frankie, One Day at a Time, Pose, Queer Eye, Special, Orange Is the New Black, Master of None s third season, and more.ShowtimeStream more than 50 hours of programming for free throughout the month of June, including The L Word, The L Word: Generation Q, Queer As Folk, Work in Progress, XY Chelsea, selected episodes of Jesus Mero and more.Paramount+The streaming service s June programming includes a curated collection featuring LGBTQ+ storylines, characters and talent from across the portfolio, from Star Trek to RuPaul s Drag Race.CrackleCelebrate Pride Month through June with titles including Kinky Boots, C.O.G.
With studios and distributors loading up on a pre-launch campaign against Disney’s dominance at the box office – something that will be amplified with next week’s release of The Lion King – there were not a lot of alternatives for moviegoers to get behind this weekend. Marvel and Pixar both led the way again and the two newcomers could barely combine to beat the film in second place. For those in a Chicken Little panic over supposed dwindling ticket sales this year, this weekend certainly gave fuel to that fire with the top 10 films adding up to the lowest July weekend total since 2009.King of the Crop: Spider-Man Not Far From the Billion Club (Photo by © Columbia Pictures / © Marvel Studios/ Courtesy Everett Collection)Spider-Man: Far From Home took the lead again to no surprise for a second straight week. With 9.2 million on Thursday, it ranked as the 32nd highest-grossing film ever after 10 days in theaters. However, the drop to .3 million this weekend has put its numbers closer to Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 than many of the top-tier MCU films. Raimi’s film had 5.1 million after 10 days and a .1 million second weekend. It finished its run with 3.5 million. Spider-Man: Homecoming made .2 million in its second weekend. Just remember that Far From Home also had a Tuesday opening (and the biggest one of all-time). Amongst the 35 films to have reached 5 million domestic, only Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Titanic, and Frozen made less in their second weekends than Far From Home. (Titanic’s .4 million in 1997 would be about .5 million today.) Worldwide the film has grossed over 7 million and will soon become the ninth film of the MCU to gross over a billion dollars.Rotten Returns: Stuber Disappoints with Million Start(Photo by Mark Hill/ © TM & copyright © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.)Stuber may not be a mega-budgeted production at million, but unless you are a true indie or working under the Blumhouse margin, an million opening is just not going to cut it. Thirty six films in 2019 have opened in 3,000 theaters or more and only Missing Link (.9 million) and Fox’s The Kid Who Would Be King (.1 million) – both Certified Fresh at 89% on the Tomatometer, incidentally – grossed less in their opening weekends. (A Dog’s Journey made .03 million.) Stuber, with a Tomatometer score of 46% currently, joins Winnie the Pooh, Ramona and Beezus, Monte Carlo, and Katy Perry: Part of Me as the films this past decade to open between million and million in July. They all posted final tallies between .1 million and .7 million. None of those films were rated “R” though.Top 10 and Beyond: Crawl Takes Small Bite as Disney Offerings Show LegsToy Story 4 crossed the 0 million line worldwide this weekend. Plus, the once-dubbed “disappointment” from burned analysts is only the 23rd highest-grossing film ever after 24 days with over 6 million at the domestic box office. Though the film is right in line with Toy Story 3’s fourth weekend of million, it did slip slightly behind during the week from being million ahead of the third film’s pace to just around million. No worries, however, as it is still on pace for a 0 million haul in North America. The fim is over 1 million worldwide.To finish up the Disney dominance news this week, their live-action version of Aladdin has officially become one of the 50th highest-grossing films of all-time in the world with over 0 million. The Lion King is already gearing up to join that list having grossed .7 million in China this weekend. Then, of course, Avengers: Endgame grabbed an additional .8 million across the globe and is now less than million away from capturing Avatar’s all-time record with .780 billion.(Photo by © Paramount Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection)Over to the horror side of the top 10, Paramount chose not to screen Alexandre Aja’s alligator horror film, Crawl, for critics this week. Nevertheless those that reviewed it gifted it with an 88% on the Tomatometer and it s already Certified Fresh. It may have bested Stuber for the newcomer crown this weekend, but its million start is not entirely a cause for celebration, even with just a .5 million budget. That is more than the .9 million that another mid-July alligator film called Lake Placid opened to back in 1999. That film would have opened to about .7 million in today’s dollars and finished with .7 million. The smart money is on Crawl finishing with less, unless word-of-mouth – which again, is good – pushes it further.Ari Aster’s Midsommar has .4 million after 12 days, which puts it between fellow Wednesday openers No Escape, the 2015 terrorist thriller, and the 2004 remake of Around the World in 80 Days. That may suggest a finish in the - million range. Except Midsommar’s .5 million weekend was less than either of theirs. The film would need .2 million to pass A24’s first wide opener, The Witch, for fifth place on their all-time chart. Midsommar is nevertheless going to finish no worse than right behind it in sixth place with more than The Disaster Artist’s .1 million. Annabelle Comes Home is now over million, placing the film firmly between the third weekend grosses and totals of The First Purge (.10 million, .48 million) and Rocky Balboa (.01 million, .27 million), so figure a final tally in there while it currently stands at over 3 million worldwide – far less than either of the previous films but more than enough to turn a profit.Coincidences in box office are always fun to find and this week’s example comes with Danny Boyle’s Yesterday, which has become the director’s second highest-grossing film ever. That has nothing to do with coincidence though. Actually the .75 million it grossed this weekend and a total at .3 million puts the film in league with another tale of a singer from the U.K. that opened in June and was released by Universal some nine years ago. That film was Get Him To The Greek. It grossed .1 million in its third weekend and had .8 million after 17 days on its way to .9 million.On the Specialty Box Office: The Farewell Shows Signs of Being a Breakout HitFinally, in limited release news, Bleecker Street’s The Art of Self-Defense (Certified Fresh at 92%) grossed 1,000 in seven theaters. That per-theater-average of ,285 is just a bit less than Late Night’s ,593 average in 14 theaters when it first opened. Amazon expanded that film into over 2,200 theaters in weekend two and it has grossed more than million to date. Bleecker will expand Art into over 500 theaters next weekend and it is the ninth film in Bleecker’s history (out of 32 releases) to score 90% or higher on the Tomatometer.But the developing story may be that of Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, with Awkwafina. One of the most beloved films out of Sundance this year grossed 1,330 this weekend in just four theaters. That is the 15th best opening ever for a film launched in just four venues and the third best for A24. Moonlight (2,075) and Lady Bird (4,437) opened just a bit stronger and they, respectively, rank third and first amongst all A24 releases. The Farewell also maintains a perfect Certified Fresh score of 100% on the Tomatometer. It is the 28th A24 film to score 90% or higher out the distributor s 77 releases.This Time Last Year: Hotel Transylvania 3 Bests Skyscraper(Photo by © Sony Pictures Releasing)Adam Sandler’s ghoulish animated series showed no signs of wavering as Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation got its first taste of the box office outside of September and opened at number 1 with million. Ant-Man and the Wasp dropped 61% to second place, but that was still good enough to keep back Dwayne Johnson’s attempt at Die Hard in Skyscraper, which opened to just .9 million. In limited release, Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade opened to 3,797 in just four theaters. The Top 10 films grossed 4.03 million and averaged 67.7% on the Tomatometer. This year’s Top 10 did an estimated 3.04 million and averaged 66.9%. It was actually the lowest Top 10 total for a weekend in July since the July 31-August 2, 2009 weekend when Funny People led the way with .65 million and a top 10 total of 7.14 million.
This week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Dungeons Dragons, Hello Kitty, and Searching 2.This WEEK S TOP STORYALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU HAS BEGUN FILMING HIS NEXT PROJECT(Photo by ©Roadside Attractions courtesy Everett Collection)Getting a feature film produced is difficult enough, even without the spectre of the COVID-19 pandemic looming over society for the past year or so. Just over five years ago at the 88th Academy Awards, Alejandro González Iñárritu won the Oscar for Best Director for The Revenant (Certified Fresh at 78%), which also won Best Cinematography and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio, and this week, Iñárritu was finally able to start filming his first feature film in the five-plus years since. The project, called Limbo, is now filming on location in Mexico City. Iñárritu also wrote the film, which doesn t yet have an official synopsis, except that it explores the political and social modernity of Mexico. Iñárritu s choice to film in Mexico City following his Hollywood success with The Revenant could also be compared to Alfonso Cuaron s Roma (Certified Fresh at 95%), which was filmed in Mexico City following his own Hollywood success with Gravity (Certified Fresh at 95%). No casting announcements have been made yet for Limbo.Other Top Headlines1. J.J. ABRAMS HIRES FIRST FEMALE STAR TREK FEATURE SCREENWRITER(Photo by Paramount Pictures)It was just last week that producer J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production company hired award-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates to work on the new Superman reboot (featuring an actor of color as the lead, for a historic first). This week, Abrams moved forward with another first as Bad Robot has hired screenwriter Kalinda Vasquez to work on the next Star Trek feature film. This project should not be confused with the Star Trek that Quentin Tarantino was announced as partnering with Abrams and Bad Robot in 2017 (as that one appears to have cooled down in the years since). If Vasquez s work on this project makes it to production, she will become the first woman ever to write a Star Trek feature film. In addition to serving as executive producer on shows like Runaways, Star Trek: Discovery, Once Upon a Time, and Fear the Walking Dead, Kalinda Vasquez has also written episodes of all of those shows, plus four episodes of Prison Break and seven episodes of Nikita. It is not yet known if her Star Trek project will introduce a new cast or use one of the previous casts (like say, the Kelvin crew of Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, etc.) Paramount Pictures does not currently have any Star Trek feature films on the studio s release schedule.2. ANNETTE BENING TO PORTRAY RECORD-BREAKING SWIMMER DIANA NYAD (Photo by Suzanne Tenner/©Focus Features)Diana Nyad is a record-breaking long distance swimmer whose accomplishments include swimming from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, swimming from Jamaica to Florida, and swimming around the island of Manhattan in under 8 hours. Nyad s amazing life is now set to be adapted as the biopic Nyad, with four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening attached to star. Nyad will mark the narrative feature film directorial debut of the team of Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, who won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for their 2018 documentary Free Solo (Certified Fresh at 98%), which depicted a similar form of endurance sport (free solo mountain climbing). Nyad is being adapted from her autobiography Find a Way, with filming expected to start sometime this summer.3. RUSSELL CROWE TO STAR AS ABSTRACT ARTIST MARK ROTHKO (Photo by © Universal Pictures)There have obviously been dozens of biopics about famous painters, but so far, we have relatively few to date about abstract painters (Pollock, Certified Fresh at 80% starring Ed Harris, is a notable exception). That field will soon expand as the life of artist Mark Rothko is about to be portrayed by Russell Crowe in Rothko. Mark Rothko is best known for his color field paintings of large fields of bright colors in squares or rectangles. Rothko will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey, Nowhere Boy). The Rothko cast will include Irish actress Aisling Fraciosi (as Rothko s daughter), Jared Harris, Michael Stuhlbarg, and the director s husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Pietro from Marvel s Avengers: Age of Ultron). Adapted from the book The Legacy of Rothko by Lee Seldes, Rothko will focus on the protracted legal dispute between Kate Rothko and the painter’s estate executors and the directors of his gallery, Marlborough Fine Art, which you can read more about here.4. MELISSA MCCARTHY TO PORTRAY MAJOR MARVEL VILLAIN IN THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER SORT OF (Photo by Hopper Stone/©Columbia Pictures)Some of the funniest surprises in Taika Waititi s Thor: Ragnarok (Certified Fresh at 93%) came early in the film when we first saw some Asgardian actors depicting the events of earlier Thor movies, including Matt Damon as Loki, Sam Neill as Odin, and Chris Hemsworth s brother Luke Hemsworth as Thor. There has been a fair amount of new coverage of actors like Matt Damon returning to Australia for filming of the fourth movie, Thor: Love and Thunder (5/6/2022), but this week, we actually heard about someone new. Several photos have emerged online this week of comedic actress Melissa McCarthy in costume on the sets in Australia as the villainous character Hela, as portrayed by Cate Blanchett in Thor: Ragnarok, with the other actors-playing-actors like Matt Damon also on set with McCarthy. In similar news, we also learned this week that the upcoming sports comedy sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy (7/6/2021) will also feature cameo appearances by some of Warner Bros other film properties, including Batman, Mad Max, and Casablanca.5. THIS WEEK IN MUSICAL BIOPICS: BOB MARLEY, AND ROBBIE WILLIAMS (AS A MONKEY?) (Photo by Everett Collection)Although both films are now a few years old, the box office successes of Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman (Certified Fresh at 89%) continue to have a ripple effect on other musical biopics getting produced. That includes musical biopic projects which have languished in development for years, or in some cases, decades. The life story of famed reggae musician Bob Marley is one such example. Paramount Pictures is finally getting closer to production with the news this week that the studio has hired director Reinaldo Marcus Green, who comes to the Bob Marley biopic even as he continues work on another biographical film, King Richard, about the father (played by Will Smith) of future tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams. In a sad coincidence, the movement on the Bob Marley biopic comes in the same week that saw the passing of Marley s musical partner Bunny Wailer at the age of 73. British pop star Robbie Williams is also getting a biopic called Better Man to be directed by Michael Gracey (The Greatest Showman). In a bizarre revelation, this week, Deadline reported that the role of Robbie Williams will be portrayed by a CGI monkey, apparently, quite seriously.6. DUNGEONS DRAGONS MOVIE CASTS DETECT EVIL SPELL ON HUGH GRANT (Photo by Jay Maidment/©Warner Bros. Pictures)Actor Jeremy Irons has had a film career with many great heights, but one of his lowest lows may have come in 2000, when he starred as the evil villain in the first Dungeons Dragons feature film (Rotten at 10%). One has to speculate that Hugh Grant is hoping for a better result with his decision this week to take the role of the main villain (called Forge Fletcher) in the new Dungeons Dragons movie (5/27/2022). Sophia Lillis, who has recently starred as both Nancy Drew and Beverly in the IT movies, has also take a role as a character named Doric (neither of these names seem to point towards popular characters from existing D D stories). This new Dungeons Dragons reboot is being written and directed by the team of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who also collaborated on Game Night (Certified Fresh at 85%). It is not yet known if the Dungeons Dragons movie will be set entirely in a fantasy world, or if some part of it might also depict real world players. Hugh Grant and Sophia Lillis are joining a cast which already includes Regé-Jean Page (Bridgerton), Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Justice Smith.7. WRINKLE IN TIME STAR STORM REID MAY GET LOST IN SEARCHING 2 (Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)Although it wasn t a box office blockbuster, the independent social media mystery drama Searching (Certified Fresh at 92%) was still a surprise hit relative to its budget. Jon Cho and Michelle La starred as father and daughter in the first Searching, but apparently for the upcoming sequel, a new cast is being sought as the formula will be applied to a new family and setting. We don t know specifically how different or similar the sequel s premise will be, so we have relatively little to guess on, but we can report that 17 year old actress Storm Reid is now in talks for a lead role in Searching 2. Reid made her feature film debut in 12 Years a Slave, had the lead role in A Wrinkle in Time, and is also one of Zendaya s co-stars in HBO s Euphoria.8. HELLO KITTY FINALLY GETTING HER BIG SHOT AT THE MEOW-VIES (Photo by Saban International courtesy Everett Collection)The Japanese design company Sanrio has had over 45 years of success with their popular Hello Kitty character, including in the United States, but for the most part, attempts to carry Hello Kitty over in formats like TV or the movies have not taken off outside of Japan. Back in October of 2019, we reported that New Line Cinema had acquired the film rights to Hello Kitty, but we hadn t heard much since then. This week, we finally got confirmation that the studio is actively developing a Hello Kitty feature film that will combine live action and animation (like this week s Tom and Jerry). New Line Cinema has hired two directors for their Hello Kitty movie: Jennifer Coyle and Leo Matsuda. Coyle s credits as director include 23 episodes of DC Super Hero Girls and 13 episodes of Bob s Burgers, while Matsuda s credits are mostly as an animator or story artist on projects like The Simpsons Movie, Wreck-It Ralph, and Zootopia.9. JONATHAN MAJORS TO STAR IN MILITARY DRAMA 892(Photo by The Washington Post/Getty Images)One of the shows that premiered right in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic when many people were hungry for something to binge was HBO s spooky Lovecraft Country, starring Jonathan Majors. In the months since, Majors was able to translate that show s success to a new gig at Marvel Studios as one of the company s most prolific super villains, Kang the Conqueror, in the sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (TBA 2022). This week, Majors signed on for another project, which will be a drama called 892 about a marine war veteran who suffers from PTSD. In somewhat related news, following recent allegations, rapper-turned-actor T.I. will not be returning for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania after co-starring in the first two Ant-Man movies. It is unclear if this was always the plan, or if Marvel Studios is making the change based on the allegations against T.I. and his wife Tameka Tiny Harris. Likewise, we also don t know if the other Ant-Man supporting characters played by Michael Peña and David Dastmalchian will be returning or not.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
vastate you when bad things happen to Wynonna’s band of good people.Dark Matter 89%(Photo by Syfy)The scrappy crew of the Raza reflected the sensibility (and budget) of this three-season Syfy wonder. Based on a Dark Horse comic by the same name, it excelled at utilizing its few standing sets and completely obscuring its tight economic concerns while telling a tale of an emerging revolution. Like the best sci-fi ensembles, it tricks you into falling in love with the seemingly most immoral member of the crew while blindsiding you with the truth about the seemingly most virtuous. It also wore its Canadian-ness on its space-sleeves, which we appreciate in an era when most superhero shows are produced in Vancouver, but set in fictional US cities. Gone before its time, the program s 39 episodes prove you can build science fiction/comic book show in the most modest of circumstances.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
战神刷图加点 One of the most anticipated family movies of the year – thanks to deep nostalgia and a killer marketing campaign – Pokémon: Detective Pikachu has turned out to be one of the more divisive releases in a long time – even as it sails clearly into Fresh territory. (It is currently ay 73% on the Tomatometer, with 33 reviews, as of May 3 at 10:20am.) Some fans love it, some don’t. Many newcomers are delighted, others aren’t. The first reviews of the movie have arrived, and nobody can seem to agree about the merits of the story, the visuals, the performances, or who it’s for. In a way, that’s exciting. Thrilling even (who wants everything so easily defined?). Now you can go and see it for yourself and find out where you land.Here’s what the critics are saying about Pokémon: Detective Pikachu:So, tell us: Has the video-game movie curse been broken?Did Detective Pikachu break the dreaded video game movie curse…? To borrow a phrase, it’s super effective. Dan Casey, Nerdist
A Christmas Story Sucked with a capital S . The whole story revolvesaround this dumb, nerdy kid who should have been beaten up ona regular basis. It s a Wonderful Life is great because it shows the resilienceof the Human Spirit. Down and and being kicked and he gets up off the mat andfights back when he knows that being rich doesn t mean having a lot of money. Christmas Vacation , White Christmas and Home Alone 2 needto be in the the top 10, NOT Home Alone . 从OMG的选择我们还能明白，LOL手游正在受到越来越多的重视，这既得益于LOL端游的人气，也得益于手游的快速发展，或许在以后，电子竞技中手游才是王道。
战神刷图加点 Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s genre-bending horror franchise is getting new life with new directors, and we ve finally got a trailer for it.Sidney Prescott herself, Neve Campbell, will be returning to the series – and is looking forward to it. David Arquette, aka Dewey Riley, is also returning, along with co-star and ex-wife Courteney Cox, who will reprise her role as Gale Weathers. On the film s official Instagram account (@screammovies), Paramount revealed the film s official title (Scream), release date (January 14, 2022), and a couple of new photos, including a title treatment, and on October 12, 2021, the studio finally released the first trailer for the film, which appears to double down on the terror. Read on for all the full details.[Updated on 10/12/21]The Old Faves: Neve Campbell is Officially Back, along with Courteney Cox and David Arquette(Photo by Phil Bray/©Dimension Films courtesy Everett Collection)We can now officially look forward to the return of Sidney Prescott in Scream 5.In a Five Favorite Films interview with Rotten Tomatoes tied to her newest project, Canadian drama Castle in the Ground, Neve Campbell revealed she was in discussions about the new film.“We’re having conversations – I have been approached about it,” she told Rotten Tomatoes. “The timing’s a bit challenging because of COVID. You know, we only started the conversation maybe a month and a half ago, so it’s going to take some time to figure out how it’s all going to work out…. We’re negotiating, so we’ll see.”It seems she had faith in filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, whose most recent film was the Certified Fresh Ready or Not.“The two directors wrote me a very touching letter about Wes Craven and how he was such an inspiration to them and how they really want to honor him, and that meant a great, great deal to me. So we’ll see. Hopefully we can all see eye to eye on the project and find a way to make it.”Campbell added: I’m so grateful for these films… I love Sidney Prescott. It’s always fun for me to step back in her shoes, and it’s always fun for me to see the cast come back and make one of these films again and try to make another good one.”Then, on September 10, Spyglass and Paramount Pictures officially announced that Campbell would be returning as Sidney, removing all doubt and ending the speculation.All of this comes after Deadline recently reported that Courteney Cox would reprise her role as news reporter Gale Weathers in Scream 5, which will mark her fifth time playing the fan-favorite character. Cox shared an Instagram post which confirmed the news.Directing duo Radio silence – more on them in a bit – said in a statement: “We can’t imagine Scream without the iconic Gale Weathers and are so incredibly thrilled and humbled to have the opportunity to work with Courteney. We’re absolute mega fans of her work and we’re so excited to join her in the next chapter of the Scream saga!”The Hollywood Reporter also reported that David Arquette – who met, fell in love with, married, and ultimately separated from Cox during their time working on the series – is returning to the series as Dewey Riley, the Woodboro Sheriff who has taken a beating – and more than a few stabbings – throughout the franchise. “I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new,” Areuqtte told THR. Scream has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven’s legacy.”The New Kids: Related to the Original Killers(Photo by Beth Dubber / ©Netflix, Panagiotis Pantazidis / ©Amazon, Kat Marcinowski / ©Starz )While we were all busy wondering which old favorites would be returning, the project announced its first batch of new faces, which will include Jack Quaid from Amazon s superhero smash, The Boys. The announcement came a week or so after it was announced that Jenna Ortega, who starred in the second season of Netflix s stalker series, You, and Melissa Barrera, who stars in Vida and the film adaptation of In the Heights, had also joined the cast. According to the new trailer, it seems all the new characters are somehow related to the original killers, indicating they are connected to Skeet Ulrich s Billy Loomis and Matthew Lillard s Stu Macher from 1996 s Scream. Exactly how and why they re being targeted remains to be seen.It Has a Release DateIt was announced the movie will hit theaters on January 14, 2022.AND THE REST OF WHAT WE KNOW The feverish anticipation for the new Scream movie is a whole different story than the level of buzz – or lack thereof – that surrounded the original film almost 20 years ago.When Dimension Films announced its intention to release the original Scream in December 1996, critics declared the movie D.O.A. After all, who releases a horror movie during Christmas? But Dimension knew there were a lot of angsty teens looking for something – anything to serve as an antidote to mistletoe and carols, and the simple question “Do you like scary movies?” ended up receiving a resounding “Yes!” Ever since it stalled out with 2011’s Scream 4, there have been rumors of the cult franchise’s return.It is finally coming to fruition, so here’s what we know about the potential return of Ghostface.Wes Craven’s Baby Is in Good – and Intriguing – Hands(Photo by Eric Zachanowich / TM & copyright © Fox Searchlight Pictures)Horror icon Craven directed all four of the original Scream films, but sadly the legendary creator of A Nightmare on Elm Street and The People Under the Stairs passed away in 2015. It’s been announced, however, that the Scream baton is being handed to Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the co-directors of 2019’s Ready or Not. That movie was inventive, brutal, and satirically razor-sharp – in other words, Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett seem like a pretty solid pick to breathe new life into this franchise.The duo, known as Radio Silence, released a statement saying: “It’s impossible to fully express how much Wes Craven’s work and the Scream movies in particular mean to us as fans and have influenced us as storytellers. Kevin Williamson’s incredible stories have entertained and inspired us for decades and we’re insanely honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the cinematic world Wes and Kevin so brilliantly created together. Jamie and Guy’s amazing script does that legacy justice and we’re so excited to bring the next chapter of Scream to life. The Jamie and Guy they re referring to are writers James Vanderbilt (Murder Mystery, Zodiac) and Guy Busick, who co-wrote Ready Or Not. If you re wondering whether original Scream scribe Kevin Williamson is involved in the project scroll down.Yes, Scream 5 and Scream 6 Were Already Planned(Photo by Gemma La Mana/Dimension Films courtesy Everett Collection)While promoting Scream 4 in 2011, both Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson confirmed that they had 5 and 6 waiting in the wings, should the latest one be another hit. No plot details for either of them were ever revealed, but it was hinted that they would be the start of a new trilogy based around the survivors of part 4. After 4 did middling business at the box office (it only grossed .2 million in the U.S.), the enthusiasm for another film died out.Kevin Williamson Is Back(Photo by @screammovies/Instagram)Although he is not listed as writer on the new project as of now, Kevin Williamson has been confirmed to be back onboard at least in an executive producer role. That may turn out to be an honorary credit based on his having written all of the other Scream films and having been – alongside Craven – the driving creative force behind them, but it could also mean he’ll have a more hands-on role. It’s still unclear, but we’re pretty sure Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett’s Ready or Not writers Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy would love a stab (sorry) at writing it.Spyglass Loves a Good RevivalThe rights to the Scream franchise rest with the newly reminted Spyglass Media Group, which is itself a comeback story. Originally founded as Spyglass Entertainment in 1998, the production firm came out swinging with its first film – the pop culture phenomenon The Sixth Sense. It bounced between distribution deals with several studios before fizzling out in 2010, when founders Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum became co-chairmen and CEOs of MGM Holdings. The company reformed in 2019 and announced that its first project would be a remake of the horror classic Hellraiser. They clearly have a “type” and aren’t afraid to retool fan favorites, which gives credence to the idea that the new Scream may be a fresh start.Scream Never Really Went Away(Photo by MTV courtesy Everett Collection)Although the last film was released in 2011, the Scream legacy actually continued on in the form of an anthology TV series produced by Dimension Television and MTV. Taking place in the fictional town of Lakewood (not the films’ primary setting, which was the fictional town of Woodsboro), the series featured all new characters and aired on MTV and VH1 from 2015 until 2019. There was also a web series called Scream: If I Die that was released in 2016 and featured video confessionals from some of the characters from the series. If the new movie does continue the franchise directly, it’s unclear (but doubtful) that elements from the TV series would come into play.It Can’t Take on Slasher Tropes Again, Can It?(Photo by Dimension Films courtesy Everett Collection)By the time the original Scream came out, horror films of the late 80s and early 90s were mired in a loop of increasingly ridiculous cheeseball sequels featuring predictably unstoppable killers and blood-soaked Z-list actors. Scream breathed new life into horror by being self-referential and self-aware. It cleverly mocked horror movie clichés while also indulging in them. Whether it’s a remake or a reboot, the new Scream enters a world in which horror occupies a much different place than it did in 1996. With big time talents like Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), Robert Eggers (The Lighthouse, The Witch), Jennifer Kent (The Babadook, The Nightingale), Ari Aster (Midsommar, Hereditary), and Julia Docournau (Raw) bringing horror into art houses and the Oscars, it’s a much more difficult target for satire than Jason Takes Manhattan. The rules have changed, and it’ll be interesting to see if Scream can adapt or if it will once again try and revisit the slasher.Scream releases in theaters on January 14, 2022.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.