九游会手机版app采用百度引擎7（Baidu 2）Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s follow-up to Lady Bird already garnered serious Oscar buzz ahead of its release in theaters this Christmas – which should come as no surprise. The cast is stacked with a who’s-who of young talent (Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Timothée Chalamet), some beloved veterans (Meryl Streep, Laura Dern), and Oscar-nominated Gerwig is at the helm. Ahead of the movie’s opening, Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley sat down with Gerwig, Chalamet, Ronan, Pugh, Dern, and Scanlen to dive into how they all collaborated to make the 19th-century novel startlingly relevant today, the ins-and-outs of an epic-sounding fight scene, and to decide whether Laurie is a true romantic or the kind of guy that would ghost you on Tinder.Little Women is in theaters now.
(Photo by Columbia Pictures)After more than 1 billion votes were cast, the winners of the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards were announced this Sunday, and it was a good night if your name was Will Smith: Not only did Smith’s Bad Boys For Life take home Best Movie of 2020, but Smith was named male movie star of the year. Elsewhere, Tiffany Haddish was named Female Movie Star of 2020, while Joey King won best comedy star for The Kissing Booth 2, which also took home Comedy Movie of 2020. Lin-Manuel Miranda was named Drama Movie Star of 2020 for Hamilton, which won the award to top drama film, too.Of course, BTS dominated the music categories, winning four awards in the four categories for which the were nominated.Check out the full list of winners below, including film, TV, and music categories.Full List of NomineesThe Movie of 20201. Bad Boys for Life – WINNER2. Birds of Prey3. Extraction4. Hamilton5. Project Power6. The Invisible Man7. The Old GuardThe Comedy Movie of 20201. Bill Ted Face the Music2. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga3. Like a Boss4. The King of Staten Island5. The Kissing Booth 2 – WINNER6. The Lovebirds7. The Wrong Missy8. To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love YouThe Action Movie of 20201. Bad Boys for Life2. Birds of Prey3. Bloodshot4. Extraction5. Mulan WINNER6. Project Power7. Tenet8. The Old GuardThe Drama Movie of 20201. Dangerous Lies2. Greyhound3. Hamilton – WINNER4. I Still Believe5. The High Note6. The Invisible Man7. The Photograph8. The Way BackThe Family Movie of 20201. Dolittle2. My Spy3. Onward – WINNER4. Scoob!5. Sonic the Hedgehog6. The Call of the Wild7. The Willoughbys8. Trolls World TourThe Male Movie Star of 20201. Chris Hemsworth Extraction2. Jamie Foxx Project Power3. Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton4. Mark Wahlberg Spenser Confidential5. Robert Downey Jr. Dolittle6. Tom Hanks Greyhound7. Vin Diesel Bloodshot8. Will Smith Bad Boys for Life – WINNERThe Female Movie Star of 20201. Camila Mendes Dangerous Lies2. Charlize Theron The Old Guard3. Elisabeth Moss The Invisible Man4. Issa Rae The Lovebirds5. Margot Robbie Birds of Prey6. Salma Hayek Like a Boss7. Tiffany Haddish Like a Boss – WINNER8. Vanessa Hudgens Bad Boys for LifeThe Drama Movie Star of 20201. Ben Affleck The Way Back2. Elisabeth Moss The Invisible Man3. Issa Rae The Photograph4. KJ Apa I Still Believe5. Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton – WINNER6. Russell Crowe Unhinged7. Tom Hanks Greyhound8. Tracee Ellis Ross The High NoteThe Comedy Movie Star of 20201. David Spade The Wrong Missy2. Issa Rae The Lovebirds3. Joe King The Kissing Booth 2 – WINNER4. Keanu Reeves Bill Ted Face the Music5. Noah Centineo To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You6. Pete Davidson The King of Staten Island7. Salma Hayek Like a Boss8. Will Ferrell Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire SagaThe Action Movie Star of 20201. Charlize Theron The Old Guard2. Chris Hemsworth Extraction – WINNER3. Jamie Foxx Project Power4. John David Washington Tenet5. Margot Robbie Birds of Prey6. Vanessa Hudgens Bad Boys for Life7. Vin Diesel Bloodshot8. Will Smith Bad Boys for LifeThe Show of 20201. Grey s Anatomy – WINNER2. Never Have I Ever3. Outer Banks4. The Bachelor5. The Last Dance6. The Masked Singer7. This Is Us8. Tiger KingThe Drama Show of 20201. Grey s Anatomy2. Law Order: SVU3. Outer Banks4. Ozark5. Power6. Riverdale – WINNER7. The Walking Dead8. This Is UsThe Comedy Show of 20201. Dead to Me2. Grown-ish3. Insecure4. Modern Family5. Never Have I Ever – WINNER6. Saturday Night Live7. Schitt s Creek8. The Good PlaceThe Reality Show of 20201. 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?2. Below Deck Mediterranean3. Keeping Up with the Kardashians – WINNER4. Love Hip Hop: New York5. Love Is Blind6. Queer Eye7. The Real Housewives of Atlanta8. The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsThe Competition Show of 20201. America s Got Talent2. American Idol3. RuPaul s Drag Race4. The Bachelor5. The Challenge: Total Madness6. The Masked Singer7. The Voice – WINNER8. Top ChefThe Male TV Star of 20201. Chase Stokes Outer Banks2. Cole Sprouse Riverdale – WINNER3. Dan Levy Schitt s Creek4. Jason Bateman Ozark5. Jesse Williams Grey s Anatomy6. Norman Reedus The Walking Dead7. Sterling K. Brown This Is Us8. Steve Carell Space ForceThe Female TV Star of 20201. Christina Applegate Dead to Me2. Danai Gurira The Walking Dead3. Ellen Pompeo Grey s Anatomy – WINNER4. Lili Reinhart Riverdale5. Mandy Moore This Is Us6. Mariska Hargitay Law Order: SVU7. Sandra Oh Killing Eve8. Sofia Vergara Modern FamilyThe Drama TV Star of 20201. Chase Stokes Outer Banks2. Cole Sprouse Riverdale3. Danai Gurira The Walking Dead4. Ellen Pompeo Grey s Anatomy 5. Mandy Moore This Is Us – WINNER6. Mariska Hargitay Law Order: SVU7. Sandra Oh Killing Eve8. Sterling K. Brown This Is UsThe Comedy TV Star of 20201. Christina Applegate Dead to Me2. Dan Levy Schitt s Creek3. Issa Rae Insecure4. Jameela Jamil The Good Place5. Kate McKinnon Saturday Night Live6. Kristen Bell The Good Place7. Sofia Vergara Modern Family – WINNER8. Yara Shahidi Grown-ishThe Daytime Talk Show of 20201. Good Morning America2. Live with Kelly and Ryan3. Red Table Talk4. The Elleen DeGeneres Show – WINNER5. The Kelly Clarkson Show6. The View7. The Wendy Williams Show8. TodayThe Nighttime Talk Show of 20201. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee2. Jimmy Kimmel Live!3. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver4. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah5. The Late Late Show with James Corden6. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert7. The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon – WINNER8. Watch What Happens Live with Andy CohenThe Competition Contestant of 20201. Gigi Goode RuPaul s Drag Race – WINNER2. Hannah Ann Sluss The Bachelor3. Jaida Essence Hall RuPaul s Drag Race4. Kandi Burruss The Masked Singer5. Madison Prewett The Bachelor6. Rob Gronkowski The Masked Singer7. Samantha Diaz (Just Sam) American Idol8. Sammie Cimarelli The CircleThe Reality TV Star of 20201. Antoni Porowski Queer Eye2. Darcey Stacey Silva Darcey Stacey3. Jonathan Van Ness Queer Eye4. Kandi Burruss The Real Housewives of Atlanta5. Khloe Kardashian Keeping Up with the Kardashians – WINNER6. Kim Kardashian West Keeping Up with the Kardashians7. Lisa Rinna The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills8. Porsha Williams The Real Housewives of AtlantaThe Bingeworthy Show of 20201. Cheer2. Love Is Blind3. Never Have I Ever4. Normal People5. Outer Banks – WINNER6. Ozark7. Schitt s Creek8. Tiger KingThe Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show of 20201. DC s Legends of Tomorrow2. Legacies3. Locke Key4. Supergirl5. Supernatural6. The Flash7. The Umbrella Academy8. Wynonna Earp – WINNERThe Male Artist of 20201. Bad Bunny2. Blake Shelton3. DaBaby4. Drake5. J Balvin6. Justin Bieber – WINNER7. Lil Baby8. The WeekndThe Female Artist of 20201. Ariana Grande – WINNER2. Billie Eilish3. Cardi B4. Dua Lipa5. Lady Gaga6. Megan Thee Stallion7. Miley Cyrus8. Taylor SwiftThe Group of 20201. 5 Seconds of Summer2. Blackpink3. BTS – WINNER4. Chloe x Halle5. CNCO6. Dan + Shay7. Jonas Brothers8. Twenty One PilotsThe Song of 20201. Break My Heart Dua Lipa2. Dynamite BTS – WINNER3. Intentions Justin Bieber4. Rain on Me Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande5. Rockstar DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch6. Savage Megan Thee Stallion7. Stuck With U Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber8. WAP Cardi B feat. Megan Thee StallionThe Album of 20201. After Hours The Weeknd2. Changes Justin Bieber3. Chromatica Lady Gaga4. Folklore Taylor Swift5. Future Nostalgia Dua Lipa6. High Off Life Future7. Map of the Soul: 7 BTS – WINNER8. YHLQMDLG Bad BunnyThe Country Artist of 20201. Blake Shelton – WINNER2. Kane Brown3. Keith Urban4. Kelsea Ballerini5. Luke Bryan6. Luke Combs7. Miranda Lambert8. Thomas RhettThe Latin Artist of 20201. Bad Bunny2. Becky G – WINNER3. Daddy Yankee4. J Balvin5. Karol G6. Maluma7. Nicky Jam8. OzunaThe New Artist of 20201. Ava Max2. Benee3. Conan Gray4. Doja Cat – WINNER5. Jack Harlow6. Roddy Ricch7. Saweetie8. Trevor DanielThe Music Video of 20201. Blinding Lights The Weeknd2. Dynamite BTS – WINNER3. Holy Justin Bieber feat. Chance the Rapper4. Ice Cream Blackpink with Selena Gomez5. Life Is Good Future feat. Drake6. Rain on Me Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande7. Un Dia (One Day) J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny feat. Tainy8. WAP Cardi B feat. Megan Thee StallionThe Collaboration Song of 20201. Be Kind Marshmello, Halsey2. Holy Justin Bieber feat. Chance the Rapper3. Life Is Good Future feat. Drake4. Rain on Me Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande5. Rockstar DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch6. Savage Remix Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé7. WAP Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – WINNER8. Whats Poppin Remix Jack Harlow feat. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, Lil WayneThe Soundrack Song of 20201. About Love Marina, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You2. Alexander Hamilton Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton3. Boss Bitch Doja Cat, Birds of Prey4. Loyal Brave True Christina Aguilera, Mulan5. On Me Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown feat. Ava Max Scoob!6. Only the Young Taylor Swift, Miss Americana – WINNER7. Rare Selena Gomez, Normal People8. The Other Side SZA feat. Justin Timberlake, Trolls World TourThumbnail image by Claudette Barius/©Warner Bros.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.九游会手机版appAfter breaking out in the late ’80s with a string of Certified Fresh hits like The Untouchables, Bull Durham, and Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner made himself a marquee name with his stoic, unshakeable performances. In the following decades, he played everything from the romantic leading man opposite Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard to the gunslinging lawman Wyatt Earp in Lawrence Kasdan’s biopic about the historical figure. Recently, his no-nonsense persona has lent itself to the roles of a supervisor (Hidden Figures), inspirational leader (McFarland, USA), patriarch (TV’s Yellowstone), and even Superman’s dad (Man of Steel).In his latest movie, Thomas Bezucha’s Let Him Go, Costner once again takes the reins of a familiar horse. Here, he plays George Blackledge, a stern-faced retired sheriff in 1950s North Dakota who suffers the devastating loss of his son in the film’s opening moments. George and his wife, Margaret (Diane Lane), grieve for their son’s accidental death by helping his widow, Lorna (Kayli Carter), with their new grandson– but the solution is temporary. Lorna decides to remarry and takes George and Margaret’s grandson – their last remaining link to their son – away without warning. When Margaret decides to go after her to see why she left so suddenly, George begrudgingly supports her and defends her when the going gets tough. Ahead of the movie s release, Costner spoke to Rotten Tomatoes about his fondness for a good story, acting opposite his Man of Steal co-star Lane once more, and working with Lesley Manville. (Photo by Kimberly French / © Focus Features )Monica Castillo for Rotten Tomatoes: What first interested you about Let Him Go?Kevin Costner: I m always looking for the next great script, either trying to create it or what comes along. Too often, they re not great, but sometimes they re good and they just don t fit. It s hard to do; it s hard to write a great screenplay. As I started reading, I was drawn into it. I didn t know where it was going or where it was going to go. It got worse and worse in the best sense. There was a dread that started to happen, and there was an authenticness about it. A love story was emerging even against this kind of journey that was happening. These two people who had history together,who loved each other, and you saw them completely not together, so to speak, but what kept them together was love. We have a beautiful screenplay and really that s what got me to say yes.Speaking of that central relationship, how did you and Diane Lane create that rapport?Costner: The idea of working with Diane, that s always going to be a yes, but not in the wrong situation. When I work with her or anybody, I want it to succeed wildly. I want it to feel to an audience that, “Wow, that was fresh. That was different. I didn t see that coming.” You still want to feel like something surprised you. That s what I look forward to. They re not just jobs or decisions to be a way from home. I have to try to think of what was best about what it could be. (Photo by Kimberly French / © Focus Features )Your character, George, is pretty stoic compared to Margaret, Lane’s character. How did you decide what went into that performance and balance the relationship dynamics?Women that have strong wills are not new to this century or this decade. Women have been leading men in certain ways to places because they feel morally, ethically, right, and drag their men sometimes in these situations that are over their head. Why does the man go? Because in the end, he loves her and wants to protect her from herself. And in the end, he can t.Speaking of strong women, your character also faces off against Lesley Manville’s strong-willed matriarch. What was that experience like?She’s kind of like Bette Davis, just so formidable. That family you just knew was so bad. They were just people on the fringe and we [the characters] got dragged into it. I think what s so cool about the movie is I could feel it coming. The audience could feel it coming. The only one that couldn t feel it coming was Diane, my wife. It s a surprising movie without being a surprise.(Photo by Kimberly French / © Focus Features )Let Him Go feels like a subtle period piece, with time-specific details on the edges of this timeless family drama. How did you bring that sense of mid-century midwestern life into your performance?Costner: The actor has a few tools at their disposal. Their voice, how are they going to play it? Their walk, how are they gonna walk it? Their hair, how are they going to look? How are they going to exist in that particular era? What s going to inform without shouting out.The West and Midwest feature so prominently throughout your career. Is there something about these regions that appeals to you? Costner: Maybe you ll think about it this way or won t, but how I do is that they lend themselves to people having to solve their problems on their own. As people extended out, they ended up solving their own problems with a level of violence. The violence was random, and those who could take advantage of people did. Some people find a lot of drama in the courtroom and a lot of drama in the police precinct, and I find a lot of drama in the great open spaces where sometimes it s you and somebody else and you re wondering what it is they want from you. There s a lot of drama in that.Let Him Go is in limited release from November 6, 2020.
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In 2011, Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo released a thriller based on true events called Miss Bala about an aspiring beauty queen who is swept into the criminal underworld, and while it was a hit with critics (Certified Fresh at 87%), it didn t quite sear itself into the pop culture consciousness at the time. That said, Hollywood saw fit to remake the film for English-speaking audiences with Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez in the lead, and the result is this week s Miss Bala. The new film takes a few extra liberties with the story, as Rodriguez s Gloria is a U.S. citizen whose close friend s disappearance prompts a frantic search that leads to her being kidnapped by a drug cartel and forced to act as an unwilling mule. Critics say the new interpretation is a far cry from its predecessor that heavily sanitizes its story for a PG-13 rating and suffers from bland action and predictable story beats. Gina Rodriguez does her best in the role and showcases her potential to be a bigger movie star, but the rest of the film may be a disappointment for anyone looking for something weightier.
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As television milestones go, it’s tough to top being on the air not just for a period of years but a period of decades. On December 17, Matt Groening’s deathless satirical masterpiece will achieve the remarkable feat of being on the air for three decades. Three decades! Thirty years! That’s real good.The Simpsons has helped define the comic sensibility of multiple generations of irreverent, pop-culture savvy smart-asses. Its run was first ground-breaking in its eviscerating and dark yet emotionally grounded look at the greed and cynicism at the heart of American society, and then record-breaking in the show’s unprecedented commercial success and staggering longevity.These 30 essential episodes of the preeminent American pop-culture institution illustrate the comedic perfection of the show during its glorious, radiant prime, and then the long, slow, inevitable slide in quality and relevance that followed. But it s worth noting that while we may not be in the Golden Age, the series still does hit hard – and funny – on occasion, so you will find some more recent eps in this list.Let us know your favorite Simpsons episodes in the comments.1. Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire in The Simpsons: Season 1 (1989) 100%You never forget your first time! Accordingly, The Simpsons opened on a painfully relatable note of paralyzing Yuletide economic uncertainty with a special Christmas episode that finds Homer desperate to provide a merry Christmas for his family after being denied a holiday bonus. “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” goes to audaciously dark places for the introductory episode of a cartoon pitched at families. It climaxes with Homer going with his son and alcoholic friend Barney to the racetrack, where he gambles away his money, yet still manages to deliver the requisite happy, or at least bittersweet, ending. From the very beginning, The Simpsons wasn’t just very funny. It was also emotionally real and grounded.2. Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish in The Simpsons: Season 2 (1990) 100%Classic episodes like “Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish” helped establish sinister arch-capitalist and power plant owner Montgomery Burns as a standout supporting player of tremendous depth and surprising complexity. He’s a figure of biblical, almost Satanic evil but also an oddly sympathetic figure when his God-like status is threatened. Burns is poignantly, unexpectedly human here after the discovery of a three-eyed mutated fish causes a government crackdown on the power plant and inspires the evil mogul to run for governor to protect his interests.3. Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington in The Simpsons: Season 3 (1991) 100%(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)“Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington” adroitly typecasts Lisa as its pure-hearted Mr. Smith surrogate in a savagely satirical evisceration of political corruption, patriotic hokum, and the terminally mild song stylings of Mark Russell. As the show’s unyielding paragon of integrity, Lisa is a natural choice to earnestly inhabit the well-worn archetype of the idealistic innocent who uncovers the seedy underbelly of American politics. Lisa is an inherently political little muckraker and “Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington” ranks amongst her finest half hours.4. Homer at the Bat in The Simpsons: Season 3 (1991) 100%If you were a sports fan at the time, “Homer at the Bat” was no mere television episode: It was a seismic cultural event that brought together the best in entertainment and sports in a riotous riff on The Natural. In “Homer at the Bat,” a magic bat transforms Homer into a dinger-smacking dynamo before Mr. Burns hires a team of major league ringers to help him win a million-dollar bet on a company softball game with a fellow mogul. You don’t need to be a baseball fan to find “Homer at the Bat” hilarious, but it does help.5. A Streetcar Named Marge in The Simpsons: Season 4 (1992) 100%The perpetually long-suffering Marge gets an opportunity to not only express but sing her pain when she’s cast as Blanche Du Bois opposite a disconcertingly shredded Ned Flanders in a musical version of A Streetcar Named Desire that replaces the tragic melodrama of the original with something peppier and more upbeat. Marge’s onstage drama mirrors her offstage frustrations, which lends the episode surprising emotional weight.6. Marge vs. The Monorail in The Simpsons: Season 4 (1992) 100%(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)Before he rose to talk show fame, Conan O’Brien wrote his way into The Simpsons history with “Marge Vs. The Monorail.” It’s an instant classic parody of The Music Man with Phil Hartman perfectly cast as its Harold Hill figure, a charismatic flim-flam man with a song on his lips and a scam in his heart who bamboozles the gullible people of Springfield into buying a monorail that causes the problems he promises it will solve.7. I Love Lisa in The Simpsons: Season 4 (1992) 100%It’s impossible not to feel poor Ralph Wiggum’s precocious romantic heartbreak when Lisa Simpson humiliates him after he publicly professes his love for her in this painfully hilarious and just plain painful exploration of puppy love gone awry. Watch closely and you can pinpoint the exact moment “I Love Lisa” rips the audience’s heart in half. Who knew Lisa could be such a heartbreaker and Ralph such a convincing tragic romantic hero?8. Last Exit to Springfield in The Simpsons: Season 4 (1992) 100%To fans of classic The Simpsons, the words “Lisa needs braces” must always be answered with “Dental plan?” and vice versa thanks to “Last Exit to Springfield. The episode pitted a deeply overmatched Homer against Mr. Burns in a labor-versus-owner skirmish that develops unexpectedly high, personal stakes that sees Homer’s dim-wittedness facing off against his family and co-workers’ needs.9. Krusty Gets Kancelled in The Simpsons: Season 4 (1992) 100%The stars REALLY come for poor Krusty after his place in children’s hearts is taken by sadistic dummy Gabbo. “Krusty Gets Kancelled” would make it into the pantheon of all-time great episodes on the basis of a guest voice roster that includes Johnny Carson, Elizabeth Taylor, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers alone, but it offers an embarrassment of riches even without a ridiculously stacked guest lineup.10. Cape Feare in The Simpsons: Season 5 (1993) 100%(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)Kelsey Grammer’s sonorously duplicitous sidekick-turned-serial attempted murderer, Sideshow Bob, proved himself a worthy antagonist to Bart Simpson by slipping into the role of a vengeance-crazed ex-con in a Cape Fear spoof that contains the legendary sequence where the frustrated clown steps on a rake nine times – a gag that’s funny, then unfunny, then brutal, then hilarious all over again.11. Rosebud in The Simpsons: Season 5 (1993) 100%The Simpsons’ famous love for Citizen Kane, and pop culture pastiche in general. reaches a glorious crescendo with “Rosebud, which re-imagines Charles Foster Kane’s iconic nostalgia for the sled of his youth as miserly Mr. Burns similarly pining for a clumsily symbolic totem of childhood innocence, a ratty teddy bear that Maggie comes to own. “Rosebud” humanized a monster by exposing the child within.12. Itchy and Scratchy Land in The Simpsons: Season 6 (1994) 100%When FOX tried to appease censors by eliminating Itchy Scratchy, a duo that exists for the sake of gratuitous violence, The Simpsons impishly protested with the most uncompromisingly brutal Itchy Scratchy episode of all time. “Itchy and Scratchy Land” ratcheted the bloodshed up to hyperbolic and hilarious levels in a gut-buster that riffs merrily on Disney Land, Westworld, and Jurassic Park.13. Treehouse of Horror V in The Simpsons: Season 6 (1994) 100%(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)The Treehouse of Horror, The Simpsons’ beloved annual Halloween ramble through treasured terror tales past, was never darker or more hilarious than in this fifth entry that focused on adults murderously terrorizing children. First Homer convincingly inhabits the murderous mind of Jack Torrance in a non legally-actionable parody of The Shining called “The Shinning.” Then Homer ruins things for civilization by futzing around with the timeline before a final segment finds teachers and lunch ladies enjoying a new “miracle meat” made of students that gives a deliciously literal meaning to “Eat my shorts.”14. Who Shot Mr Burns? Parts 1 and 2 in The Simpsons: Season 6 (1994) 100% and The Simpsons: Season 7 (1995) 100%The Simpsons delved into the pulse-pounding world of cliffhangers with “Who Shot Mr. Burns?”, a high-profile, much buzzed-about two-part parody of Dallas’ 1980 ratings bonanza “Who Shot J.R?”. Like the earlier pop-culture phenomenon, “Who Shot Mr. Burns?” focused on the shooting of a mogul so cartoonishly evil that just about anyone with a pulse who has interacted with them has reason to wish them dead.
The 40 Best 90s Horror MoviesHistorically low gas prices. A boy band for every block. Philips CD-i. POGS. Maybe we just had it too good during the 90s because audiences weren t flocking much to horror movies this decade. As a result, there are less entries here than on our 70s and 80s lists. Nevertheless, if you feel like getting grungy and/or jiggy with it (in whichever order, we re fair) then check out Rotten Tomatoes list of the 40 Best 90s Horror Movies!The first half of this decade was notoriously rough for horror, as diminishing production value, lost craft, and sequel bloat buried the genre. Jason, Michael, and Freddy all got canceled, with only Wes Craven s New Nightmare getting good enough reviews to show up on this list. Even more, New Nightmare s post-modern meta-story would pave the way for Craven s own Scream, which would revive horror leading into the 21st century. Other highlights from this era in horror movies include the only one to ever win Best Picture (The Silence of the Lambs), the rise of Peter Jackson (Dead Alive, The Frighteners) and Guillermo del Toro (Cronos, Mimic), sophisticated adult fare (Jacob s Ladder, Candyman), and winking B-movie mashups (From Dusk Till Dawn, Tremors). The only stipulation for a movie to be considered for this list was a Fresh rating, before we sorted by a ranking formula that factors a movie’s number of reviews and release year.Like a kiss from a rose or a rotting vegetable, here comes the best scary 1990s movies TO THE EXTREME!90 Best 70s Horror Movies | 80 Best 80s Horror Movies80 Best 2000s Horror Movies | 140 Best 2010s Horror Movies200 Best Horror Movies of All Time | Best Horror Movies of 2021
(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)There are going to be helluva lot of remakes and reboots this year, beginning with The Upside (the remake of French film The Intouchables that opened back on January 11) and ending with another version of Little Women (scheduled to open on Christmas Day), this time directed by Greta Gerwig. Between those movies we will get to see What Men Want, Pet Sematary, Dumbo, Hellboy, Shaft, Aladdin, Child’s Play, and Disney’s live-action and CGI remake of The Lion King. Often, critics will look at a slate like that and sigh: Where is the originality? Where are the fresh ideas?But are remakes and reboots really such a bad thing? We turned to the Tomatometer to find out. First, we compiled a data set of over 400 remakes and reboots that have been released since 1978 and then we compared their Tomatometer scores to the films they were remaking or rebooting. What did we learn? The Tomatometer averages of all the remakes (47%) and reboots (53%) in our data set comes nowhere close to their “originals” (81% for movies that have been remade, and 69% for movies that have been “rebooted”). And we discovered that only 40 movies had better Tomatometer scores than the original films they were remaking or rebooting that s less than 10%. Also, if you ever make a successful horror movie, odds are it will be remade at least once.The following breaks down Tomatometer data on 40 years’ worth of remakes and reboots (and we’re already planning to remake this article, so check back next year to read it again). If you’re interested (we know you are) we have a breakdown of how we decided which films were remakes/reboots and the number of movies in each category below.Remakes Average a 47% Tomatometer Score Originals Average 81%(Photo by Warner Bros.)The Tomatometer difference between remakes and their predecessors is a considerable 34%. There are 84 different reasons for this difference: specifically, 84 remakes – among them, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Bachelor, Original Sin, and The Stepfather – have at least a 50% Tomatometer difference between them and their predecessors. That figure seriously drags the average down.Only 33% of the Remakes in Our Data Set Have a Fresh Tomatometer Score(Photo by Lionsgate courtesy Everett Collection)For every Fresh remake, there are two Rotten ones, which means the bad outweighs the good in the vast remake landscape. These kinds of numbers make us love remakes like The Departed, The Thing, 3:10 to Yuma, Dawn of the Dead, Fright Night, and A Star is Born even more, because they are among the rare 33% that worked. And those films have been rewarded for their efforts: some won Oscars (The Departed), some became cult classics (The Thing), and some made over billion at the worldwide box office (Beauty and the Beast).Only 40 Remakes and Reboots Since 1978 Have a Higher Tomatometer Score Than the Original Film(Photo by Warner Bros. courtesy Everett Collection)What do the Coen brothers (True Grit), Martin Scorsese (The Departed), Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book), Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven), and George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) have in common? They all directed remakes or reboots that have higher Tomatometer scores than the originals they were based on. (And yes, we’re classifying Fury Road – not a direct sequel or prequel – as a reboot; Miller has called it a “revisiting.”) If you are an ambitious filmmaker looking to build some street cred, you should remake a movie with a low Tomatometer score so you can join this exclusive club. (Also, if you have some free time, you need to watch Werner Herzog’s 2009 remake Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans; it improves upon its predecessor and features Nicolas Cage staring at an iguana).2005 Had More Theatrically Released Remakes and Reboots Than Any Other Year(Photo by Universal courtesy Everett Collection)In 2005, there were 18 remakes, two reboots (Batman Begins, The Punisher), and three television adaptations (The Honeymooners, Aeon Flux, Bewitched) that hit the big screens. The overall Tomatometer score for these films is 44%, and only seven of them – including Batman Begins, War of the Worlds, and King Kong – could muster Fresh scores. You might also remember this decade, the 2000s, as the era in which seemingly every single successful horror movie of the 1970s and 1980s was remade. 2005 did its part to help, with The Fog, House of Wax, Dark Water, and The Amityville Horror all coming out and receiving Rotten scores.2006 was a close second with 18 remakes and two reboots (Superman Returns, Casino Royale) released theatrically as well. However, we gave 2005 the edge, because on top of the remakes and reboots, three television adaptations were released theatrically, while 2006 had none.The 1980s Knew How to Remake Movies(Photo by Universal courtesy Everett Collection)When compared to the 1990s (49%), 2000s (41%), and 2010s (45% so far), the 1980s were a most excellent time for remakes – the decade’s remakes have a Tomatometer average of 57%. Movies like The Fly, The Thing, Little Shop of Horrors, No Way Out, Dead of Winter, Scrooged, Scarface, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Down and Out in Beverly Hills are all Fresh and recognized as classics of their genre. The fact that the majority of the remakes from the decade (58% of them) have Fresh Tomatometer scores speaks volumes for the 1980s and proves there could be hope for future decades. It’s too bad that remakes of 1980s movies themselves average a very Rotten 37%.Horror is the Most Remade Genre(Photo by Universal courtesy Everett Collection)Since 1978, well over 100 Tomatometer-rated horror films have been remade, and the result is a scarily Rotten 39% Tomatometer average for them. Nothing is sacred in horror – films fall prey to multiple remakes, reboots, or in the case of Evil Dead 2, a remake sequel (a.k.a. “requel”). Even oft-remade directors like John Carpenter (Halloween, Assault on Precinct 13, The Fog) aren’t afraid of remaking movies themselves (The Thing, Village of the Damned), which means there are directors who are remaking horror movies while other directors are remaking their films. And the circle of horror life goes on.Reboots Have Higher Tomatometer Averages than Remakes(Photo by Chuck Zlotnick/Columbia Pictures)With Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Star Trek (2009), Dredd (2012), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and Casino Royale (2006) leading the way, it’s clear why reboots have higher Tomatometer averages than remakes (53% vs. 47%). What exactly is a reboot? It’s a movie like Star Trek that restarts an established series with different actors and a new storyline. Also, in another improvement from remakes, only 56% of reboots have Rotten Tomatometer scores, and the average difference between them and their predecessors is only 16% (as opposed to 34% for remakes).The James Bond Franchise Has Mastered the Reboot(Photo by Sony Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)The James Bond franchise has been around for 56 years and 26 films, largely because it has embraced the reboot. Five of the six Bond reboots (including Sean Connery’s return after George Lazenby’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) have had equal or higher Tomatometer scores than the movies before them. When averaged, the six reboots (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Living Daylights, Goldeneye, and Casino Royale) have an excellent Tomatometer average of 75%, which is higher than the Tomatometer averages (64%) of the movies that come before the reboots. If you are producer looking to restart a franchise, study the Bond series. (We didn’t include Never Say Never Again because it isn’t MGM Bond canon.)Disney is the King of 21st-Century Remakes(Photo by Walt Disney Pictures)Disney has had their fair share of Rotten remakes (The Shaggy Dog, The Three Musketeers, That Darn Cat, Flubber) but that hasn’t stopped them from perfecting the craft of remaking in recent years. Since 2010, they’ve rolled out wildly successful remakes of Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Pete’s Dragon, and Beauty and the Beast. These remakes have a Fresh Tomatometer average of 73% and have given Disney the confidence it needs to continue, with new remakes of The Lion King, Aladdin, and Dumbo hitting theaters this year.Do Remakes or Reboots Win Academy Awards?(Photo by Warner Bros.)Only three remakes – The Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Ben-Hur (1959), and The Departed (2006) – can boast an Academy Award for Best Picture, meaning remakes have only won 3.2% of the Best Picture Academy Awards since 1927. Considering that A-list directors like the Coen brothers, Werner Herzog, Peter Jackson, Christopher Nolan, Kenneth Branagh, David Fincher, Tim Burton, Steven Spielberg, and Terry Gilliam have tackled remakes, it’s surprising that number isn’t bigger. Will Bradley Cooper’s remake of A Star is Born join these three elite remakes?DATA SET CRITERIAWhat is a remake? It is a movie with the same story and title (for the most part) as an earlier film.What is a reboot? A reboot is a new start to an already created fictional world. For example, 2009’s Star Trek is a reboot because it features familiar characters in a brand new adventure. It’s not the same story twice.374 Remakes and 43 Reboots306 remakes and their originals both had Tomatometer scores68 remakes had Tomatometer scores while their originals didn’t (they weren’t included in the first three facts)
The Flash s sixth season premiere feels like a soft reboot of sorts: Barry’s (Grant Gustin) suit is a little brighter, Cisco’s (Carlos Valdes) smile is a little wider and the drama is — well, it is still the drama of The Flash, so Barry and Iris (Candice Patton) are still grieving the erasure of their daughter Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) from the timeline.But beyond exploring the West-Allen’s grief, The Flash is a different show thanks to new executive producer and showrunner Eric Wallace. A veteran of genre TV (Eureka, Teen Wolf) and comic books (DC’s Mister Terrific), he came to the show with a distinct plan.“Usually one of about two or three things happen in the sixth season of a hit show,” he said when he spoke to Rotten Tomatoes and other reporters ahead of season 6 s October 8 premiere. The first option? “Snoozeville — and it goes into cruise mode. No one really cares, but you kind of watch it because it s habit.” Another key possibility: “Crash and burn,” leading the viewer to think, “Oh my! That used to be my favorite show, and I can t stand it anymore.”The third option is, of course, reinvention.“I m trying very hard, my staff s trying very hard, the cast, the crew, everybody, to reward all of the fans who have been watching for five years. And as a thank you, we re going to try and not give them the exact same thing that they ve gotten for five years,” he explained. “As a reward, we re trying some new things.”Those new things are poised to make The Flash a different show from what it was. Here are just a few ways Wallace plans to give the series a new energy.The Graphic Novel Format(Photo by The CW)The Flash is known for its season-long plots and season-long villains. It was absolutely thrilling in the first couple of seasons — particularly in the first year with the mystery of the Reverse-Flash — but some of the villains definitely overstayed their welcome in subsequent seasons. Wallace plans to combat that fatigue by breaking season 6 into two major stories, or, as he put it in honor of his days in comics, “graphic novels. “It s a self-contained story. It s only eight episodes,” he explained of the first half.The story will revolve around Ramsey Rosso (Sendhil Ramamurthy), a more recent villain from the comics also known as Bloodwork. He has a specific plan for metahuman powers that differs in a very different way from the speedster villains or The Thinker, but it also relates directly to Barry s predicament ahead of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. And thanks to the way Wallace and his writers plotted the story, Bloodwork “burns very hot” as his story wraps up in just ahead of the Crisis event.“By the time we get to [episode] 603 [and] 604, we re in cuckoo-town, essentially,” Wallace said.The change in momentum is a major departure for the series. Usually, the fourth episode of the year is more of a standalone story and the eighth puts the season-long villain on pause so that Team Flash can join the annual Arrowverse crossover. Wallace noted the pace of previous seasons was part of the fun” of a 22-episode season, but at the same time, he added, “sometimes me and my wife and my child will watch and go, ‘Dude, shouldn t you have caught [the villain] by now? It s episode 17.’”The attempt to pick up the pace of the overarching plot means the show will feel more serialized than ever before.“A lot of the episodes — especially two, three, and four — they end and [the next] picks up one second later because I want the immediacy that audiences get when they re watching a streaming show, and they re watching something that s eight or 10 episodes,” Wallace said. “That s our competition, quite frankly. I want that same immediacy brought to The CW.”And after Bloodwork’s story is wrapped up?“We go to [“Crisis on Infinite Earths”], and then starting in [episode] 610, it s a brand new story — graphic novel No. 2,” Wallace said.The details of the second story are still under wraps, but there s a possibility that Keiynan Lonsdale will return as Wally West for an episode or two — provided schedules sync up, of course. Additionally, the second half of the season will see the introduction of Sue Dearbon, Ralph Dibny’s (Hartley Sawyer) eventual wife in the comics.New Cases Of The Week(Photo by Sergei Bachlakov/The CW)Another longstanding Flash tradition is the metahuman criminal of the week, which introduced characters including The Shade, Trajectory, and the Turtle. Some would return for a follow-up or graduate to the Rogues tier like Captain Cold and Heat Wave, but for the most part, they served the same function as Smallville’s or The X-Files’s “monster of the week” plot lines. And in almost all cases, these guest characters used their abilities to commit crimes.Though Wallace wanted to honor the old of the first five seasons, he said it was important to find new ways for Team Flash to encounter metas. One debuts in the Tuesday night premiere — keep a steely eye out for some free-range dark matter — while another new method appears the week after. It is bearing so much fruit, he teased. It s a new way to get stories in because it s based in character. Cisco’s Relationship Will Actually Matter(Photo by Jeff Weddell/The CW)In the past, Cisco’s relationships have been short-lived (remember Kendra Saunders?) or little more than joke fodder (the entirety of his time with Earth-19 s Gypsy). But this time, his relationship with photographer Kamilla Hwang (Victoria Park) will be a substantial part of Cisco’s story across both halves of season 6. And though Wallace said some of the other relationships on the show will be tested through crises and “Crisis,” Cisco and Kamilla will be “just fine.”“That s one of the themes of his season arc that plays over all 22 episodes, Wallace said. Can you be happy being human? Can you be happy not being meta? Can you be happy not saving the world every week?”For Cisco, those questions pose a struggle as he tries to become a person who can punch out at 5 p.m. and “let The Flash handle everything from 5:01 to 8:59 [in the morning].” And from Wallace’s comments, it seems Kamilla will be instrumental in Cisco’s new perception of his work/life balance.Wallace added that characters like Cisco may get the focus of episodes more often: Look for that because it s happening. We have such a talented cast. Let s use them.”A Stronger Scientific Foundation(Photo by Jeff Weddell/The CW)While the “Speed Force” powering Barry is an element of absolute science fantasy, Wallace hopes to give other concepts on the show a more concrete backing in actual current science.“Science is my friend,” he said. “And I like to [use a] Stephen King rule of writing: You come up with the crazy idea, and then find the facts to support it.”Of course, those facts lead to explanations Wallace and his team have to whittle down to the bare essentials both for brevity — there are only so many seconds to devote to an explanation of a black hole, for example — and to the keep the momentum of a given episode alive.“It is a balancing act, but I do like to put as much real science into the stories as possible because there might be young people watching this going, ‘I want to be a scientist like Kaitlin [or] ‘I want to be a scientist like Cisco,’” Wallace said. “And I want them to maybe ask, ‘What is temporal mechanics?’ And then they go Google it. Suddenly maybe we have one more scientist in the world. That s really awesome.”Placing Iris In A Journalistic Context(Photo by Katie Yu/The CW)From the moment her dissertation went missing in the pilot episode, Iris’ relationship to journalism has vacillated across the seasons. She s been a reporter at the Central City Picture News, the full-time leader of Team Flash, and founder of the Central City Citizen, but her career ends up falling away if it does not help the season-long plot. Wallace said the current plan, which began last season with the Citizen’s founding, is to establish her as major journalistic presence in town.“We have very urgently done that this season,” he said. Kamilla works as a Citizen photographer, and a new staffer will be introduced very soon. A further expansion of the paper will depend on the available budget for the second half of the season. “[It] might be a small staff at first, but it s very much about seeing her take charge of what we refer to as Team Citizen, and they will appear, and they will be getting into trouble, especially in the back half of our show.”Wallace also discussed some key character changes on the horizon that reflect his overall vision of the show (and are too spoilery to include here). Though he may be changing the pace — and some other aspects — The Flash is still a show about science heroes using their impossible knowledge and abilities to hold back the tide of chaos.The Flash season 6 premieres Tuesday, October 8 at 8 p.m. on The CW.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Best-Reviewed Foreign-Language Movies 2020Our Teflon™ 2019 Oscar holdover, Portrait of A Lady On Fire, finds another win here for Best-Reviewed Foreign-Language Movie, as it was released after our cutoff for last year s Golden Tomatoes. Among the list of foreign-language winners, we also have a pair of docs that are not to be missed: One that chronicles the lockdown in Wuhan, China, and another about political corruption that rivals All the President s Men for drama. Our list was topped by a romance but there is plenty to love for genre fans, including the hilarious and gory revenge comedy Why Don t You Just Die! and Guatemala s entry for the 2021 Academy Awards, La Llorona.The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of February 28, 2021. Scores might change over time.« Previous Category Next Category » As more and more people are compelled to practice social distancing and encouraged to stay home, as movie theaters temporarily shutter their doors, and as studios continue to pull their scheduled 2020 films off the release calendar, we ve decided to reformat the Critics Consensus column to focus on titles that are newly available on the home entertainment market. With that in mind, our list of digital and streming new releases this week includes a fantasy adventure adaptation on Disney+, Spike Lee s latest joint on Netflix, and a Judd Apatow dramedy on VOD. See below for details.