Fresh news, everyone: A very Rotten book is on the way.We re super excited to announce that this October we will release our first ever book, Rotten Movies We Love. The book, published by Running Press, will feature 101 movies with Rotten Tomatometer scores that we love regardless. (Because we – just like you – still can t believe Step Brothers is Rotten.)We go to bat for the splat-worthy movies in Rotten Movies We Love for a variety of reasons. The movies might be:Audience favorites that bombed with critics – like Space Jam and Bad BoysSci-fi curiosities so bad they re awesome – like Masters of the Universe and ZardozCult classics the critics didn t see coming – like The Last Dragon, The Craft, and MacGruberUnderrated gems that have aged very well – like Jennifer s Body, Event Horizon, and The Cable GuySequels worth a second look – like Rocky IV, Return to Oz, and Home Alone 2The majority of films have been chosen by the editors of Rotten Tomatoes, but the book also features essays from some great Tomatometer-approved critics whose work we ve long admired, including Leonard Maltin, Empire magazine editor-in-chief Terri White, Vanity Fair writer K. Austin Collins, Monica Castillo, and many more.The book is available from October 8, 2019, and you can find out more info and preorder it here.Think you know which lovable Rotten movies are going to be featured in the book? Let us know in the comments below. DNF手游虽然还没上线，但是其竞争对手却是不少，其中阿拉德之怒更是曾一度取代DNF手游。在这之前有不少玩家还以为阿拉德之怒就是DNF手游呢，毕竟这两款游戏真的太像了，只是一款游戏没有上线，而一款已经上线多年了。
This week s Ketchup brings you another 10 headlines from the world of film development news (the stories about what movies Hollywood is working on for you next), covering titles like Black Adam, The Little Mermaid, Rin Tin Tin, and Uncharted.This WEEK S TOP STORYNICOLAS CAGE TO PLAY NICOLAS CAGE IN MOVIE ABOUT NICOLAS CAGE (Photo by NurPhoto/Getty Images)Just a couple of weeks ago, Ocbtober 29 marked the 20th anniversary of the release of Being John Malkovich (Certified Fresh at 93%), a movie that was meta before that word was even in common parlance. Given how well it was received, it s a little surprising more films like it (Jean-Claude Van Damme s JCVD, for example) haven t been made, but we may finally get the mother of all meta films in the near future. After a surprisingly active auction, Lionsgate has won the rights to a meta drama called The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, about a famous Hollywood actor named Nicolas Cage. Lionsgate is now in talks with a famous Hollywood actor named Nicolas Cage to take on the role, who is described as being the star of Face/Off, Con Air, Mandy, Color Out of Space, and the upcoming Lionsgate meta drama The Unberable Weight of Massive Talent. Specifically, Cage will play a version of himself who is trying to get a role in Quentin Tarantino s next film and who also occasionally talks to an egotistical 1990s version of himself who rides him for making too many crappy movies and for not being a star anymore. It is not yet known if Quentin Tarantino will cast Nicolas Cage in his next movie. Nicolas Cage will also reprise his caveman role in The Croods 2 (12/23/2020), and might return as the voice of Spider-Man Noir in Spider-Verse 2 (4/8/2022).Other Top Headlines1. BOOGIE NIGHTS DIRECTOR RETURNING TO 1970s SAN FERNANDO VALLEY (Photo by Laurie Sparham /© Focus Features)Back in 1997, New Line Cinema released Boogie Nights (Certified Fresh at 93%), the second film from writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson, who went on to work on such movies as Magnolia (Certified Fresh at 83%), Punch-Drunk Love (Certified Fresh at 80%), There Will Be Blood (Certified Fresh at 91%), and last year s Phantom Thread (Certified Fresh at 91%). Put another way, P.T. Anderson s films have only ever scored a Tomatometer below 83% once (73% for Inherent Vice). For his next film, Anderson appears to be returning to his roots with a project that bears similiarities to both Boogie Nights and Magnolia. Described as an ensemble piece, the untitled project will reportedly be set in the San Fernando Valley in the 1970s and focus on a high school student who is also a successful child actor. Filming is expected to start in February, so we should start hearing casting announcements soon.2. MOON KNIGHT, MS. MARVEL, AND SHE-HULK ALL HEADING TO MARVEL MOVIES AFTER DISNEY+(Photo by Disney XD/Getty Images)The new Disney+ app launched this week, but we won t see the first Marvel Studios series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, until late next year. Like that series, the first batch of Marvel shows on Disney+ are mostly going to feature MCU characters who first appeared in the movies (WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye), but the next batch announced after those shows are for three characters that will make their debuts on Disney+: Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk. This week, Kevin Feige confirmed that all three of those characters will go on to appear in Marvel Studios movies after first making their debuts in their Disney+ shows. Feige didn t specify which movies they ll appear in, but Ms. Marvel seems likely to co-star in the inevitable Captain Marvel sequel. As for where the other two might show up, She-Hulk was a long-time member of the Fantastic Four in the comics (as well as the female-centric A-Force), and Moon Knight has been a member of both West Coast Avengers and Secret Avengers (if either of those teams are likely to ever get their own movies). You can read more about the Disney+ shows for Moon Knight here and She-Hulk here.3. DWAYNE JOHNSON S SHAZAM SPINOFF BLACK ADAM SCHEDULED FOR 2021 (Photo by Ron Phillips/©Warner Bros. Pictures)Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is such a looming presence on next month s schedule that pretty much no other major franchise entry is daring to take it on (the closest we ll get is Jumani: The Next Level). Likewise, Disney has already claimed December of 2022 for their next mystery Star Wars movie, but that leaves December in both 2020 and 2021 relatively wide open. Disney s own entry for December, 2021 is James Cameron s Avatar 2 (12/17/2021), but that film s juggernaut potential is definitely not a sure thing. Warner Bros. ended up raking in over .14 billion from their December 2018 release Aquaman, so they ve scheduled another DC Comics movie for December, 2021. That movie is Black Adam, the long-in-development anti-hero project starring Dwayne Johnson, who has been in talks to play the character since 2007. Black Adam is now scheduled for December 22, 2021, up against Sherlock Holmes 3, the Wicked movie, and an untitled Disney movie (possibly one of their live-action remakes). The news also came along with our first Black Adam poster, which is basically costume concept art. Paramount Pictures also made a big announcement for December, 2021 this week, as they have come aboard Babylon, the next film from director Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash), a 1920s-set Hollywood thriller starring Brad Pitt and Emma Stone. Paramount is scheduling Babylon for an awards season-friendly platform release starting on Christmas Day, 2021 before opening wide two weeks later on January 7, 2022.4. RELATIVE UNKNOWN LANDS PRINCE ERIC ROLE IN THE LITTLE MERMAID REMAKE (Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)Walt Disney Pictures first choice to play Prince Eric in their upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid was pop star Harry Styles of One Direction. Unfortunately, Harry Styles ultimately turned down the role, and it s been two months now since Disney had to find a new Eric. Surprisingly, the studio has decided to go with a relatively unknown young actor named Jonah Hauer-King, whose biggest movie to date was this year s doggie sequel A Dog s Way Home. With the last of the remake s major roles finally cast, director Rob Marshall (Chicago, Mary Poppins Returns) is expected to start filming in early 2020, possibly aiming for a release date in late 2021 or sometime in 2022. Jonah Hauer-King s co-stars in The Little Mermaid will include Awkwafina (Scuttle), Javier Bardem (King Triton), Daveed Diggs (Sebastian), Melissa McCarthy (Ursula), Jacob Tremblay (Flounder), and Halle Bailey as Ariel, The Little Mermaid herself.亚博国际官网登录Best-Reviewed Thrillers 2020We were kept in suspense all year thanks to the caliber of thrillers released, starting with Blow the Man Down, the women-driven murder mystery with plenty of quirky hometown touches. In fact, it s women calling the shots in most of the entries, from the neo-noir Blood on Her Name and harrowing survival flick Hunter Hunter, to Aneesh Chaganty s Run (his post-Searching movie starring Sarah Paulson) and Charlie Kaufman s first live-action movie in 12 years, I m Thinking of Ending Things, with Jessie Buckley and Toni Collette.The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of February 28, 2021. Scores might change over time.« Previous Category Next Category »
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(Photo by Netflix. Thumbnail: Dark Sky/courtesy Everett Collection)The Best Horror Movies on NetflixLooking for the best scary movies on Netflix? After a guided map of the most terrifying dingy dungeons, creaky manors, home-invaded houses, and deeply dark woods you can find on the streaming service? Then your search has led you to your glorious streaming doom: The Best Horror Movies on Netflix!Not only does Netflix have a strong rotating library of scary movies, they sit along their horror original efforts, like Gerald s Game, Fear Street, and Bird Box.How did we whittle down our list of horror? We took every last scary movie on Netflix that had at least 20 reviews. What emerges is a portrait of which films unnerved and spooked out critics, have the potential to get audiences heart racing, and maybe even broke new ground and bones for the genre. So enough delaying the inevitable: Here are the best Netflix horror movies to stream and scream right now!
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0.18.6 8月喜迎Today s Ketchup brings you another 10 headlines from the world of film development news, covering titles like The Eternals, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and Tomb Raider 2.This WEEK S TOP STORYSHAZAM! SEQUEL ALREADY IN THE WORKS (Photo by Warner Bros.)The DC Comics movie Shazam! has only been in theaters for a week, and a sequel is already in development. Shazam! opened much lower ( million domestically) than similar movies like Aquaman (.8 million) and Captain Marvel (3 million), but its 0 million budget was also (presumably) lower than those films. Screenwriter Henry Gayden, who wrote Shazam!, will also return to write its sequel. We don t know the premise of the sequel yet, but the mid-credits tease gave us a clue about the possible villain. One has to guess that the Shazam! sequel will probably also tie in to the long-planned Black Adam movie, and this week, that film s star revealed via an Instagram video that Black Adam will likely start filming sometime in 2020.Fresh Developments1. STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER TRAILER REVELATIONS After months of waiting, we finally learned the title of Star Wars Episode IX via the first teaser trailer, which revealed that the ninth episode s title will be Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. That last word is a curious choice, given what we seemed to learn at the end of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but it s possible that Skywalker in the context of the final installment of the nine-film saga could mean something other than a family name. In the teaser trailer, we see the return of two familiar faces: Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian and the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa. Although the teaser trailer appeared on various sources instantaneously, the official location of the reveal was at a panel at this weekend s Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, which you can watch here. We also hear the voice of Mark Hamill narrating as Luke Skywalker, and at the end of the teaser, what appears to be this actor s sinister laugh. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is scheduled for December 20, 2019. You can read our full trailer breakdown here.2. THIS WEEK IN MARVEL PART 1: THE ETERNALS, BLACK WIDOW, SHANG-CHI (Photo by Marvel Studios)As often happens nowadays, there were several stories this week related to Marvel movies, but in the interest of saving time, we re going to bundle together into just two Weekly Ketchup entries. Let s start with next year s The Eternals, for which Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, HBO s Silicon Valley) is now in talks for a role. We don t have any idea what character Nanjiani might play, except that he s the second name attached to The Eternals, after Angelina Jolie from a few weeks back. The other movie that Marvel Studios is filming this year is Scarlett Johansson s Black Widow solo movie, and O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid s Tale) is now in talks for an unknown role. Fagbenle is the fourth new actor in talks for Black Widow after Florence Pugh, David Harbour (Hellboy), and Rachel Weisz (The Favourite). There was also news this week of a deal between Marvel Studios and the government of Australia for a subsidy for the filming of an upcoming movie, which people are speculating will be Shang-Chi (AKA Master of Kung-Fu).3. THIS WEEK IN MARVEL PART 2: FIVE YEAR PLAN POST-AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Photo by Marvel Studios)We know that Black Widow and The Eternals are the next two films Marvel Studios is shooting, and that they are also developing films for Shang-Chi and Ms. Marvel, as well as the sequels Black Panther 2, Doctor Strange 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (plus, presumably, Captain Marvel will probably get a sequel too). That, however, is only eight films, and this week we learned that Kevin Feige is saying that they have a five-year plan, which, given Marvel s recent three-movies-a-year schedule, means they re going to come up a bit short. It s possible that Marvel Studios is including their recent acquisition of Deadpool, Fantastic Four, and X-Men from Fox, but Feige seems to be saying that the five-year plan comes first. We also probably won t get official announcements of this plan until after this summer s Spider-Man: Far from Home. In the meantime, we also learned this week of Jeremy Renner starring in a Hawkeye series for the Disney+ app, plus confirmation of the Disney+ shows WandaVision, Loki, Falcon and Winter Soldier, and the animated What If? You can read about all of the Disney+ updates in our roundup here.4. OSCAR-WINNING BLACK PANTHER COSTUMER TAPPED FOR COMING TO AMERICA 2(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Marvel s Black Panther won three Academy Awards this year for Best Original Score, Best Production Design, and Best Costume Design. That last Oscar went to Ruth E. Carter, whose film work has also included Amistad, Selma, and several of Spike Lee s joints, including Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X. On Black Panther, Carter adapted the comic book costumes of the royalty of Wakanda, the citizens of Wakanda, and the related tribal leaders, and now she s going to give us the attire of another fictional African nation. Ruth E. Carter will be the costume designer of the long-awaited sequel to Eddie Murphy s Coming to America, which is scheduled for August 7, 2020, the week after Sony/Marvel s vampire movie Morbius, starring Jared Leto.5. CAMILA CABELLO TO STAR IN JAMES CORDEN S TAKE ON CINDERELLA (Photo by Steve Mack/Everett Collection)It was just four years ago that Disney released their live action remake of their classic animated film Cinderella. This week we learned that Sony Pictures is now developing their own take on the tale that is based on a story idea from late night host James Corden. The star of Sony s Cinderella will be singer-songwriter Camila Cabello, who will also be involved with the film s music (and the movie will be more of a musical than Disney s 2015 version). Sony s Cinderella musical will be written and directed by Kay Cannon, who made her feature film debut last year with Blockers (Certified Fresh at 84%).6. DAVE BAUTISTA JOINS ZACK SNYDER S ZOMBIE MOVIE ARMY OF THE DEAD (Photo by JA/Everett Collection)Dwayne Johnson is still the busiest wrester-turned-actor right now, but Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista is getting close. In addition to his likely appearance in Avengers: Endgame, Bautista will also star in Stuber (7/12/2019), My Spy (TBA 2019), Escape Plan: The Extractors (TBA 2019/2020), and as Glossu Rabban in the Dune remake (11/20/2020). In addition to those five films, Bautista signed on to two more this week. The first one we heard about this week was Army of the Dead, the zombie heist movie that Zack Snyder will be directing for Netflix. Although Snyder did earn a Certified Fresh 75% for his previous zombie movie, Dawn of the Dead, his last four movies have all received Rotten Tomatometer scores. Meanwhile, Bautista is also attached to star in an action/thriller called Killer s Game for STXfilms and D.J. Caruso, who is likewise coming off a five-film Rotten Tomatometer streak.Rotten Ideas3. KEN JEONG TO VOICE DYNOMUTT IN SCOOB (Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)A few weeks ago, we learned that the beloved animated character Captain Caveman will be making his feature film debut next year in Scoob (5/15/2020). Tracy Morgan will be voicing Captain Caveman, and the main Mystery Inc. gang will be voiced by Zac Efron (Fred), Amanda Seyfried (Daphne), Gina Rodriguez (Velma), Will Forte (Shaggy), and Frank Welker (Scooby). This week, we learned that Captain Caveman won t be the only classic 1970s character making his debut in Scoob, as Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Crazy Rich Asians) will be voicing Dynomutt, the co-star of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour from 1976 to 1977. Kiersey Clemons (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) has also joined the voice cast as Dee Dee Skyes, one of Captain Caveman s Teen Angels, who were basically a Saturday morning cartoon spoof of the popular Charlie s Angels primetime series.2. TOMB RAIDER GETTING A SEQUEL AFTER ALL (Photo by Warner Bros.)When the Tomb Raider reboot opened in second place last year under the box office juggernaut that was Black Panther, many pundits probably presumed that the would-be franchise for Tomb Raider would be a non-starter. And critically, like most video game adaptations, the Alicia Vikander version of Tomb Raider also received a Rotten Tomatometer score of 52%. As it turns out, neither of those details is holding back Lara Croft s cinematic future, as MGM is now developing a sequel. Possibly hoping to increase the chances of a Fresh score, MGM has hired screenwriter Amy Jump, whose Tomatometer is mostly Certified Fresh, with her one Rotten score for High-Rise being just one point off at 59%. But considering the history of video game adaptations and the lackluster first film, the Tomb Raider sequel will have a pretty steep hill to climb.1. TELL ME MORE, TELL ME MORE, SUMMER LOVING SOUNDS LIKE A DRAG (Photo by Paramount Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)By 1978 standards, Grease was a fun, nostalgic musical and a favorite for two different generations. By other standards, the lyrics of some of the songs (like, say, Greased Lightning ) have not aged well at all. One such example is Summer Nights, the lyrics of which include what seem like references to attempted sexual assault (or at least a tell me more inquiry about one). So, obviously, a major movie studio would never consider developing a Grease prequel in 2019 called Summer Loving, right? Of course they would, and they are. Frequent Tim Burton collaborator John August has been hired by Paramount Pictures to work on the prequel, which will show how greaser Danny Zuko first met Australian exchange student Sandy Olsson on the beach during summer vacation. John August s next film will be next month s Aladdin (5/24/2019), and he also worked on Guillermo del Toro s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (8/9/2019).Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Nearly 60 years ago in 1962, King Kong and Godzilla squared off in Japan, and King Kong shoved a giant tree into Godzilla’s mouth. The two would engage in a back-and-forth battle that featured atomic breath and lightning strikes, and King Kong would ultimately leave the grueling brawl victorious. The Ishirō Honda-directed film, King Kong vs. Godzilla, was the third Godzilla film produced by Toho Studios, and it was a wildly ambitious crossover event that was a smashing success in Japan, as it sold 11.2 million tickets during its initial theatrical run. In other words, audiences went bananas for it.Decades later, both Godzilla and King Kong have appeared in dozens of movies and animated series that have seen them battling three-headed monsters, genetically-modified roses with sharp teeth, and New York concrete. The two haven’t shared a screen together since that colossal battle in 1962, which is why the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong feels like such an epic event. To get to this brawl, Legendary Studios embarked on a kaiju-sized film series called the “MonsterVerse” that kicked off in 2014 with Godzilla (2014), then continued with Kong: Skull Island (2017) and, most recently, Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). The three films have set the chess pieces, and now the two gigantic titans will tussle for the ultimate checkmate.(Photo by Everett Collection)In honor of their rematch, we rewatched the King Kong vs. Godzilla Versus episode that was released in 2019 and analyzed their filmographies in an attempt to crown a statistical champion based on box office receipts, property destruction, amount of screen time, and Tomatometer and Audience scores. Two monsters (and their many variations) enter, and only one leaves (unless there’s a tie, in which case, come back for the rematch).*Quick note Not all of the King Kong and Godzilla films have Tomatometer scores or reliable box office data. That’s why the numbers fluctuate in each round. Also, we’re sticking to feature-length films, and leaving out the animated series that both have appeared in.Round 1 TomatometerGodzilla: 61.8% average (32 films)King Kong: 55.8% average (8 films)Highest rated: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995), 100%Lowest rated: King Kong Lives (1986), 0%(Photo by TriStar courtesy Everett Collection)It’s only fitting that we kick off the battle with an incredibly close match-up in which the Tomatometer averages are separated by a measly 3.8%. Both franchises started off really well as 1933 s King Kong (Certified Fresh at 98% on the Tomatometer) and 1954 s Godzilla (Certified Fresh at 93%) were both blockbusters that wowed people with their innovative photography and beautiful miniature sets. However, the quality of the films began to mirror one of Godzilla’s fights He’s winning! He’s losing… He’s winning! He’s losing…What sealed the deal for Godzilla’s victory is the 0% score for 1986’s King Kong Lives. The movie famously tells the story of what happens after Kong survives the fall from the Empire State Building. In short, he gets a heart transplant, eats some alligators, finds a soulmate, and fathers a child. The dreaded 0% Tomatometer score reeks about as much as Godzilla’s atomic breath, and it took 29 years before Peter Jackson’s Certified Fresh King Kong put the titan back on the big screen in 2005.Godzilla: 1 Kong: 0Round 2 Audience ScoreGodzilla: 59.5% average (33 films)King Kong 46.8% average (8 films)Highest rated: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, 95%Lowest rated: King Kong Lives, 17%(Photo by TriStar courtesy Everett Collection)With an almost Fresh 59.5% Audience Score average, Godzilla wins another round. With a 2-0 l
egoers had a choice between worms in ears or maggots in meat. The return of the Enterprise crew was challenged by their archenemy from the episode Space Seed, and it became what is considered to this day to be the definitive Star Trek adventure. Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist actually opened that weekend to less than half of what Khan grossed, but audiences kept it in theaters past that Halloween, and it became not just the eighth highest-grossing film of the year (Khan was sixth), but has endured as one of the classic horror films passed down to new generations.BLADE RUNNER THE THING(Photo by Warner Bros., Universal Pictures)Date: June 25, 1982Even the most loyal genre enthusiasts may not have appreciated this date at the time. It was two weeks into the run of audiences falling in love with Steven Spielberg’s E.T. and a shift into darker, nastier science-fiction may not have been what they were in the mood for. Ridley Scott’s follow-up to Alien opened in fourth and John Carpenter’s grisly remake of The Thing (From Another World) was a distant eighth. Cut to decades of home video, cable, and revival screenings later, and they are now both considered irreplaceable, seminal examples of genre filmmaking.RAISING ARIZONA EVIL DEAD 2(Photo by 20th Century Fox, Rosebud Communications Releasing)Date: Mar. 13, 1987While the sequel/remake to Sam Raimi’s cult horror classic was finding its audience in 330 theaters, Joel and Ethan Coen’s follow-up to their breakthrough, Blood Simple, was released in one theater and had one of the best per-theater-averages for a single screen release in the 1980s. No film did better in 1987 than Raising Arizona did in as few theaters (.8 million in fewer than 700 theaters), and Evil Dead 2 made nearly million in no more than 310. No one would confuse their success in the moment with that of Ghostbusters or Gremlins, but the kinetic energy and wildly energetic performances in both films have been finding new fans for decades.DIE HARD A FISH CALLED WANDA(Photo by 20th Century Fox, MGM)Date: July 15, 1988After a decade defined by the muscle-bound heroes created by Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, a new action hero was born with John McClane in Die Hard. Please God, don’t let me die, said the average-Joe cop played by Bruce Willis, and an icon was born in a film that would be foolish to leave off any list of the greatest action films ever made. While McClane fought international bearer bond bandits, an English barrister by the name of Archie Leach was matching wits with American diamond thieves in A Fish Called Wanda, written by Monty Python’s John Cleese and directed by Ealing Studios’ Charles Crichton. It opened in limited release and found a broader audience three weeks later a reminder that sometimes classics are right under your nose whether you realize it at the time or not. These films were the seventh and twelfth highest-grossing movies of 1988, but their cultural impact is priceless.BOYZ N THE HOOD POINT BREAK(Photo by Columbia Pictures, 20th Century Fox)Date: July 12, 1991Two vastly different visions of Southern California opened on the same day in 1991, and each struck a major chord in the zeitgeist for different reasons, and at different times. The recently passed John Singleton exploded onto the scene with the most potent cultural commentary on the African-American community since Do the Right Thing, and the success of Boyz N the Hood led to his becoming the youngest director nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, not to mention the first African-American ever. Meanwhile, on the other side of street, Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves were surfing and robbing banks. Though it was hardly a major success at the time, Point Break has grown its following over the years, partly for Keanu’s newfound cult hero status, but also for the unmistakable technique (and commentary on Reagan-era action films) from Kathryn Bigelow, who 18 years later would become the first woman to win the Best Director Oscar.PULP FICTION HOOP DREAMS(Photo by Miramax Films, Fine Line Features)Date: Oct. 14, 1994After notable festival successes at Sundance and Cannes, two of the most influential films of the 1990s opened in theaters. Reservoir Dogs was Quentin Tarantino’s calling card, but Pulp Fiction was the movie that brought his unique blend of dialogue, violence, and cinematic homage to the masses. His fractured narrative became the most replicated style for the rest of the decade and beyond. Meanwhile, Steve James’ three-hour documentary about two Chicago basketball players opened in just three theaters, but thanks in part to extensive praise and coverage by Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, it became the second highest-grossing documentary ever (behind only Madonna: Truth or Dare) at the time and helped change the landscape for the format as a viable commercial entity.TOY STORY CASINO(Photo by Buena Vista, Universal Pictures)Date: Nov. 22, 1995Few likely remember the other Thanksgiving releases (Money Train and Nick of Time) that came out the same weekend Toy Story and Casino hit theaters. It isn t just because they are forgettable films, but because the latter two marked a return to a familiar universe for one legend and the beginning of another in the world of animation. Pixar’s debut came in the midst of the Disney animated renaissance that peaked a year earlier with The Lion King. Toy Story introduced moviegoers to a revolutionary style of animation that, along with the friendship of Woody and Buzz and lessons in growing older, has endured through two sequels with a third on the horizon. Over in the next cinema, Martin Scorsese returned to the mob world for his tale of the end of their reign in Las Vegas. While some have seen Casino as treading some of the same water as Goodfellas, Scorsese has acknowledged it as a de facto sequel in respects, and the film continues to be reassessed by critics as an essential chapter in the filmmaker’s oeuvre of greed, hubris, and the collapse that follows.JUMANJI HEAT(Photo by Sony Pictures, Warner Bros.)Date: Dec. 15, 1995After families flocked to Pixar’s Toy Story for three weeks, they then made Joe Johnston’s fantasy adventure the No. 1 film in the country, and it became one of just 10 films that year to gross 0 million. Jumanji has seen a resurgence after the passing of its star Robin Williams in 2014 and the immense success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in 2017, the sequel to which is scheduled to be released later this year. Adults, meanwhile, got the first face-to-face encounter between Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro in Michael Mann’s epic crime drama Heat. It functioned as a showcase not only for the two legendary actors, but also for the greatest moments from the films Mann made that nobody saw (particularly his TV film, L.A. Takedown). The gritty thriller has been celebrated by audiences for decades, and it s now considered Mann’s most recognizable crime drama.THE MATRIX 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU(Photo by Warner Bros., Buena Vista Pictures)Date: Mar. 31, 1999What Pulp Fiction did for crime narratives, The Matrix did for sci-fi and special effects. Keanu Reeves appears again on this list, putting his stamp on yet another seminal action extravaganza. The Wachowskis molded together cyberpunk, a little Terminator, and even some philosophy into a film that became the highest-grossing film ever released in March or April. Though the sequels split fans, the original endures to this day. 1999 was also a watershed year for teen movies, and The Matrix found itself competing against one of the defining films of that era. At the time, 10 Things I Hate About You failed to pull audiences away from the Wachowskis explosive adventure, and several others in its own genre proved more profitable that year (American Pie, She’s All That, Never Been Kissed, Varsity Blues, and Cruel Intentions all did better). But 20 years later, the film has outlasted that barrage and become celebrated as a seminal coming-of-age film for audiences of a certain age. Like Clueless four years earlier, 10 Things relied on classic literature for its inspiration and featured early work from a young powerhouse cast that included Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julia Stiles, Gabrielle Union and, of course, the late Heath Ledger.ELF LOVE ACTUALLY(Photo by New Line Cinema, Universal Pictures)Date: Nov. 7, 2003Before Ron Burgundy, there was Buddy the elf, and before Love Actually, there was no such thing as love. OK, maybe not exactly, but in their own ways, both Elf and Love Actually have become staples of Christmas viewing, perpetually programmed on television alongside other modern regulars like A Christmas Story and It s A Wonderful Life. Will Ferrell had not had anything close to a success like this (out-dueling even The Matrix Revolutions), and to this day, it is still his highest-grossing live-action film. Richard Curtis’ film, on the other hand, was a more modest success at the time, but it has since been referenced in everything from proposals to parodies to politics. For a genre that is often replicated ad nauseum, this sprawling romantic epic has rarely been duplicated in the territory it covers.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Benjamin Lindsay for Rotten Tomatoes: The second half of season 5 marks your grand return. Tell us about that first phone call with Michael Hirst when he told you that you were coming back. What was that discussion like?Clive Standen: It was great, because it was more about the discussion before I left. At the end of season 4, we talked about the death of Ragnar, and I was concerned because I was going, “Well, most of my storyline is entwined with Ragnar’s. It’s very much the saga of Rollo and Ragnar at the moment, and then the next stage is the sons of Ragnar, it’s the Golden Age of the Vikings — and I’m not sure how Rollo fits in with that.” And [Hirst] said, “Yeah, you’re right,” and I said, “Well, I don’t really want to stick around in the show if I’m doing a disservice to the character and the audience.” And he said, “You’re right.” It was literally like we cleared the air because he was going, “Well, this is a problem. We don’t want to lose you, Clive, but it’s called Vikings.” He has to introduce these sons because we’re losing a major character in the show. We need to create some more characters that people can root for and some new stories and alliances, and they’ll see the saga of the Vikings in the Golden Age — we go all sorts of places. So we put Rollo on a hiatus, and that was nice.I mean, Taken came along for NBC, and I did that and that kept me really busy, and a couple of other films in between. And then Michael said, “Don’t worry, I’m going to find the most opportunistic moment to bring you back, and it’s going to be like the old Rollo: He’s going to be like a volcano all over again; he’s going to erupt and everyone’s going to have to deal with the consequences.” And that’s what he did. He rang: “Look, you’re coming back, I’m sending you the scripts tomorrow.” We had a little talk about it, and it was everything I wanted.It’s a fiery return, and there’s so much going on that we were able to add to what the real Rollo was doing in history. In the later life of Rollo, there were historical documents that recorded that he was questioning his own mortality, and he lined up 100 Christian soldiers to be slaughtered in the town square and at the same time sent 100 pounds in weight in gold to the Christian churches. This was certainly a man who was worried about the gods he’s worshiped his whole life accepting him into Valhalla, so he’ll appease them by sacrificing 100 soldiers and at the same time sending 100 pounds in gold to the Christian church to kind of hedge his bets. We didn’t want to do it like that. We didn’t want to make a big thing of it, but we thought we’ll pay homage to that. So Rollo is coming back, and he’s dealing with his past wrongs.Obviously he has a whole [group of] people that he looks after now, that he rules over, and they come first. As the Duke of Normandy, he’s matured. He has responsibilities and he’s a leader. So the politics of the situation come first, and that’s what gives him the opportunity to come back and make an alliance with Ivar. But it was really in the end what Vikings is always about: It’s about family. It’s about all those emotions. It’s about coming back and opening up those old wounds and hopefully having people that may sew them up for him. He has no idea if that’s going to happen, and that’s what plays out in the episode. That’s the real reason for his return: facing his demons head on.(Photo by Jonathan Hession/History)A lot of people may see the fact that Rollo gave Ivar the assist as a betrayal to Lagertha and Björn. Is there more than meets the eye to the situation?That’s the thing: Whenever Rollo comes back for a new season, Michael and I always want to make people think — to expect the unexpected. He is coming back, and he’s not team Lagertha and he’s not team Ivar. He’s purely team Rollo, as he’s always been.Ivar is very much the runt of his brothers. He was born disabled. He was kind of written off as a child by his own father; Ragnar left him in the wilderness with an ax to fend for himself. The brothers were teasing him. He’s risen up against all odds and learned the hard way, and now a lot of what drives him is that.Rollo is no different. If you think about Rollo being the shadow of his brother, who went on to become the King of Sweden and do so much in the Viking mythology, he always felt like he was second best. When you compare Rollo and Ivar, Rollo has been there, done that, and got the T-shirt. He’s now an old, wise dog. So there’s nothing Ivar can throw at Rollo that he hasn’t seen coming way down the line. It’s a chance to school this little runt [laughs]. But he also offers Lagertha and Björn something that he feels that they can never, ever turn down.So is he really team Ivar? He needs a reason to go there in person. He has responsibilities now as the Duke of Normandy, he’s become — in history, and it’s no different from our story in the series — stronger than the king of France. So he needs a reason to go and help Lagertha and Björn, but his alliance is obviously with his own people. He needs to provide what’s more beneficial for the people of Normandy, and that’s always going to be the case. There has to be an alliance with Ivar because Ivar is the King of Sweden.His position as the Duke of Normandy is a transition from the savagery of the Vikings to a more sophisticated European place of power. Has Rollo missed the fighting and savagery?Definitely. I’m not sure if it made the cut, but I hope it does: There was a scene we filmed where Rollo talks about an old Berserker he knew — which is obviously Rollo — that missed the battles. That’s what he was best at. He would gather all the pots and pans and weapons and anything metal in his domain and carry them to the top of the hill and threw them off the top so they clattered and crashed and smashed against the rocks below, just so he could hear the sounds of battle one last time. And, you know, Rollo is really speaking about himself. I don’t think it makes it into this episode, but that was a real sense of getting under the skin of Rollo for me, because very rarely does he actually talk about how he feels.There was a scene late in season 2, I think, where Floki’s character is talking to Björn about Rollo and says something along the lines of, “Unfortunately, the warrior never reveals [himself]. You’ll never know what’s going on in the warrior’s heart, so the ax reveals it.” And there’s a lovely parallel seen in this episode.It all certainly gives you a lot to play with as an actor. In a previous interview Michael Hirst hinted that going into season 5, part of the action is going to be based on a “seed” planted in season 1 between you and Lagertha. Can you speak to what that seed might be? What should we be keeping our eyes peeled for?This is one of those moments where as an actor, you just realize that you’re in such a special show and you work with so many amazing people. Our very first director, who I’m always going to speak to the rafters about, Johan Renck, [is] a phenomenal director. I remember the very first scene with Lagertha, Ragnar, and Rollo. He likes to take actors out of the set and whisper things into their ears — every single take something different just to try to get a different performance and see how it changes. And it’s always the subtext; it’s always about what’s not being said.He whispered something into my ear in a scene where Ragnar goes out to relieve himself and [Rollo is] left all alone with Lagertha for a second that changed the whole construct of the scene. It was never said. I think maybe some may have picked up on it, but I never forgot it because it was a note that I never really thought about, and it made me as an actor question the whole character a little bit more and the subtext that Michael was writing. It’s lovely to have something that started out like, just as you said, a seed that’s come to fruition, and it’s grown, and the actor finally gets to speak it out loud. Maybe half the [audience] will go, “I knew it!” and then half of the other people are like, “Oh my god!” But what I love is that it all came from Michael’s writing and also this brilliant director at the very, very beginning.(Photo by Jonathan Hession/History)It sounds like you’re tapped in to fan theories and the discussion surrounding your character and this “seed.” What do you say to theories surrounding Björn’s parentage?Well, there was no paternity test back then in those days, so no one really knows at the end of the day. It’s not like you can get a pregnancy test and find out! Or take a sample of Viking hair and go get a DNA test.If only!But that’s what’s so great about Michael’s writing. There’s always a reason for why someone hates someone so much. There’s a fine line between love and hate. You know, if someone’s impassive towards someone, then there’s no story. But drama is built on conflict, and the fact that a character can one minute have so much anger towards someone and the next minute have so much compassion usually means that there’s a history between them or that there’s a love there.There’ve been scenes between Rollo and Lagertha all the way through Vikings: sometimes she hates him, sometimes he hates her, sometimes he loves her. It’s all that stuff, just as it was with Ragnar and Lagertha when Ragnar moved on from his marriage with Lagertha. That’s the good stuff. Nothing is stronger than our imagination, and I think what’s nice is that this has festered for a little while and now it’s either going to let people down or it’s going to explode the world of Vikings a little bit more.
The new year is in full swing, and no matter how dire the news looks, at least we can take comfort in knowing there’s an insane amount of great animation out there and coming to you in the near future. And it s easier to get your hands on than ever. In the age of streaming, there has never been as many anime and adult-skewing animated shows so accessible to fans old and new, meaning there’s a plethora of new shows for people to discover, as well as old shows saying their last goodbyes.With the winter season almost over, there’s a whole group of new shows hitting the streaming services and networks that we cannot wait to see. Add to that the shows returning later in the year, and 2020 is promising to be an exciting year for animation fans.With that in mind, we’ve prepared a list of the most exciting shows you should definitely keep an eye out for in 2020.Castlevania: Season 3 (2020) 95%Launched: March 5 on NetflixWhy We Can’t Wait: Dracula is dead, long live Alucard! After last season ended with the shocking death of the main bad at the hands of vampire hunter Trevor Belmost and Dracula’s own son Alucard, this season will see the world’s remaining vampire leaders grappling to fill the power vacuum and take control of the human livestock previously under Dracula’s control. This season promises to introduce plenty of new characters and lore from the Castlevania canon as well as original creations, and of course, some of the most brutal fight scenes in recent animation. With its third season just landing on Netflix, it’s about time Castlevania is recognized as one of the best video game adaptations ever made.Altered Carbon: Resleeved (2020) 60%Debuts: March 19 on NetflixWhy We Can’t Wait: Cowboy Bebop writer Dai Sato takes on Altered Carbon in this anime-feature spin-off of the Netflix Original live-action sci-fi series. Set on Planet Latimer, the film features former soldier and investigator Takeshi Kovacs, who takes the worst job ever protecting a tattoo artist working for the yakuza. The original live-action series, based on the novels by Richard K. Morgan, holds a 75% Fresh Tomatometer score averaged over two seasons; Joel Kinnaman starred as Takeshi Kovacs in season 1, with Anthony Mackie taking over the role in season 2 after the character is again resleeved, and Will Yun Lee appearing across both seasons as the original Takeshi Kovacs (or Kovacs Prime ). Why can t we wait for this animated expansion of the Altered Carbon universe? Watch that trailer again.BEASTARS: SEASON 1 (2020)Debuts: March 13 on NetflixWhy We Can’t Wait: Though comparisons to Disney’s Zootopia are inevitable, the upcoming adaptation of the popular manga, Beastars, is definitely not kid-friendly. In a universe populated by anthropomorphic animals, tensions rise between the carnivores and herbivores of Cherryton Academy after an alpaca student is brutally murdered. At the same time, a timid wolf called Legoshi must navigate a world where your entire life has been determined by being born into a certain species, as well as his new set of complex feelings for Haru, a dwarf rabbit with a bad reputation. Beastars is complex and rich – a murder-mystery, a high-school drama, a coming-of-age story, and a romance all in one.TOWER OF GOD: SEASON 1 (2020)Debuts: April 1 on CrunchyrollWhy We Can’t Wait: For years fans have been anticipating an anime adaptation of Tower of God, one of the most popular South Korean webcomics out there, and it is finally almost here. The anime deals with a mysterious tower with unique and strange environments that grants all sorts of wishes and powers to explorers who reach the top. Two kids decide to climb the tower one day, and find that it is more difficult than they ever imagined. The webcomic resembles the movie Snowpiercer, with its elaborate world-building, stunning action, and its tackling of heavy themes like classism.HARLEY QUINN: SEASON 2 (2020)Returns: April 3 on DC UniverseWhy We Can’t Wait: Harley Quinn, the DC Universe hyper-violent, hyper-vulgar, and hyper-funny animated series starring one fantabulous Harley Quinn, was one of the best surprises of 2019, a show that followed Quinn as she broke up with Joker and tried to find her own way as a villain in Gotham. The show, much like the recent live-action movie starring Harley, is an offbeat take on the Batman mythos, with an off-the-chart jokes-per-minute ratio and a foul-mouthed and silly exploration of serious ideas that nevertheless will have you caring deeply for its titular character.NO GUNS LIFE: SEASON 2 (2020)Returns: April 2020 on FunimationWhy We Can’t Wait: One of the strangest and most criminally slept-on anime series from last year, No Guns Life is a gritty, cyberpunk thriller very much in the vein of Blade Runner, only it is set in a future where a war has turned many humans into cyborgs. It centers on a private detective with a literal giant revolver for a head, who gets involved in a conspiracy that could shatter society as he knows it. The show’s wild premise pulls you in easily, as does its dark metropolitan aesthetic, compelling stories, and — have we mentioned the character with a gun for a head?! Of course, expect tons of visually-inventive action, and an intriguing mystery.Solar Opposites: Season 1 (2020) 92%(Photo by Hulu)Debuts: May 8 on HuluWhy We Can’t Wait: Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland has developed a new animated show,and it promises to be as vulgar, violent, and hilarious as the ultra-popular Adult Swim series. The series focuses on a family of aliens forced to live in Middle America who will have to determine if Earth is awful or simply awesome – they also find that it’s very easy to kill a lot of people accidentally in this world. That the show already has a two-season order before it even premieres only serves to make us more excited for more Roiland shenanigans. What Futurama is to The Simpsons, Solar Opposites could be to Rick and Morty.THE PROMISED NEVERLAND: SEASON 2 (2020)Returns: October on HuluWhy We Can’t Wait: The Promised Neverland was the rare show that masterfully blended science-fiction, mystery, and bone-chilling horror in one of the most impressive debuts of last year. Taking place in a secluded orphanage, the series follows a group of young orphans as they discover the dark and sinister truth behind what happens to kids who are lucky enough to be selected for adoption. The show boasts a cast full of adorable kids you’ll instantly fall for, sinister caretakers you won’t trust, and a terrifying atmosphere that makes Hereditary feel like a kids movie. Season 2 is coming up in October, making this the perfect watch for Halloween.ATTACK ON TITAN: THE FINAL SEASON (2020)Returns: Fall on Hulu/Funimation/CrunchyrollWhy We Can’t Wait: When Attack on Titan premiered all the way back in 2013, it instantly became one of the most talked about anime of the year. Viewers were entranced by its macabre dystopian world in which humanity is brought to near extinction by man-eating titans, and Titan crossed over into the pop culture mainstream. The show had gruesome violence, an intriguing story filled with mystery, compelling characters, and surprising twists – no wonder it was dubbed the Game of Thrones of anime. After three violent, surprising, and emotional seasons, we finally know what lies beyond the walls that protect humanity, which fundamentally changed what we knew of the show. Now that we’re headed into the fourth and final season, the possibilities are endless for Attack on Titan to get one kick-ass send-off.UZUMAKI: SEASON 1Debuts: TBD on Adult SwimWhy We Can’t Wait: Junji Ito is one of the most celebrated names in Japanese horror, so an anime adaptation of his classic manga, Uzumaki, is cause for celebration. The show follows the citizens of a fictional city plagued by a supernatural curse involving spiral patterns, which soon turns deadly as citizens start meeting gruesome deaths. The show is part psychological horror, exploring a town going insane, but also provides some very creepy body horror sure to have you squirming when it eventually hits our screens.INVINCIBLE: SEASON 1 (2020)Debuts: TBD on Amazon Prime VideoWhy We Can’t Wait: After the success of The Boys in live-action, we can’t wait for more hyper-violent yet darkly-funny superhero stories, and Amazon’s animated adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Invincible comic book series fits the bill perfectly. Featuring a star-studded cast that includes the voices of Mark Hamill, Steven Yeun, and J.K. Simmons, Invincible follows a teenager who is the son of the most powerful superhero on the planet, and who soon discovers his father’s legacy may be less than heroic. Despite its colorful nature and visuals, Invincible is notorious as a graphically violent comic, so expect a lot of animated blood when the show premieres later this year.
亚博国际官网登录 Ahead of this week s release of Marvel Studios Captain Marvel – the first standalone female superhero movie to emerge from the MCU – Kevin Feige sat down with Rotten Tomatoes to talk about the final days of Phase 3. Want to know how he, the Russo Brothers, and Infinity War s writers decided who to dust, and who to let live? The team was searching for Maximum Heartbreak. Want to know which Avengers will be the focus of Endgame? Feige is dropping hints. Watch the video above for more.Captain Marvel is in theaters Friday, March 8, 2019. Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.Thumbnail image courtesy of Marvel Studios
It feels as though the character Batwoman has been on TV for a while — what with her splashing around in summer 2018 headlines and making a special appearance in last year’s Arrowverse “Elseworlds” crossover — but the debut episode of The CW s Batwoman will be the real beginning of Kate Kane s (Ruby Rose) television journey.You may already know Batwoman is Bruce Wayne s only living relative, an accomplished fighter, and very out and proud. But that s only a sliver of who she is, what she s fighting for, and why she has a series all her own. And combined with her ties to the already-sprawling CW multiverse of superheroes, it might be helpful to get a primer on what to expect when you sit down to watch Batwoman. Here are a few things you should know about this hero as her series begins.1. It’s Set On Earth-1(Photo by Elizabeth Morris/The CW)Currently, The CW airs six superhero shows set on three different Earths. The Earth-1 of Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl’s Earth-38, and the undesignated Earth of Black Lightning. The latter two occur on different Earths because they were not developed as CW shows — Supergirl first aired on CBS and Black Lighting was developed for Fox — but their alternate universe homes also pay homage to DC Comics and its fascination with alternate realities.But as last year’s “Elseworlds” crossover made clear, Batwoman takes place on Earth-1. Which means it is possible for characters from The Flash and Arrow to make easy visits to Gotham City. Of course, that famous DC town was not always available to Arrowverse producer Greg Berlanti. Thanks in part to the way DC Entertainment handles film and television rights, the use of Gotham City icons had to be approved by several levels of management. Even a passing reference to Batman in an episode of Arrow a few years ago required executives at DC, Warner Bros, and Fox to sign off on it as Gotham was still on the air on Fox and Batman movies are always in development.Some of those barriers have been cleared to make Batwoman possible, but it means you may be waiting some time to see your favorite Gotham City villains on the show. Most of the marquee rogues are typically reserved or Batman feature films and, thanks to a deal made with 20th Century Fox in the 1960s, the Fox broadcast network always has first dibs to Batman characters on television. There are exceptions, though, like Tommy Elliot — the more recent villain known as Hush — who will appear in the form of actor Gabriel Mann in upcoming episodes and Magpie (Rachel Matthews), a fairly minor villain from the 1980s. Both appeared on Gotham, but are easier for the series to tap than, say, the Penguin.That said, Kate has her own rogues gallery, including the murderous and twisted Alice (Rachel Skarsten) and, if previews are anything to go by, the Crows private security firm run by her father Jacob (Dougray Scott).2. Gotham City Has Its Own Cast Of Characters(Photo by Kimberley French/The CW)Besides Kate, Jacob and Alice, the Gotham of Batwoman will be fairly populated from the first episode on. Other characters include Kate s stepmother Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), stepsister Mary Hamilton (Nicole Kang), Wayne Industries caretaker Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), and Crow agent Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy).Applying the old evil-stepmother trope, Kate and Catherine do not get along. Kate is a loner who left home after high school, while Catherine is a mover-and-shaker in the Wayne-less Gotham. She does have a vested interest in reversing the city s reputation as a crime-riddled hellhole, however, which is definitely compatible with Kate s new job ridding her city of bad guys. Med student Mary, meanwhile, may be on better terms with Kate, but her real challenge is keeping her off-the-books health clinic in the tough part of Gotham a secret.As for Luke (based on the DC Comics Batwing character) and Sophie, it s best you watch the debut episode without a great deal of background on either, as they are the people Kate ends up interacting with the most — and for very different reasons.And since we re talking about Gotham citizens, it might helpful to mention Gotham itself is more a grounded Dark Knight place than the sometimes cartoonish city of Gotham. Which is to say, people behave a little more like everyday folks instead of the mad, wonderful, and shouting denizens of the former Fox television show. It s an important contrast for a Gotham set on The CW s Earth-1.3. The First Few Episodes Take Place Prior To “Elseworlds”(Photo by JSquared Photography/The CW)While Kate has a distinctive look, as seen in “Elseworlds,” it may be an episode or two before Rose is actually wearing that particular Batwoman super-suit. As revealed at screenings during San Diego Comic-Con this summer (and one at NYCC this weekend), the first episode takes viewers back to the moment Kate returned to Gotham after a self-imposed exile and discovers her cousin Bruce’s secret identity. Consequently, the complete Batwoman costume may not be seen on screen for a few episodes.From a narrative standpoint, this is the right way to go as it means things like the Batwoman wig and red cape get to mean something to the audience. But for those watching the continuity between Batwoman and the other CW superhero shows, this means a good chunk of the first season occurred prior to last year’s “Elseworlds” crossover.And just to make things even more confusing, the timeline has to sync up before December’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, since Kate will be featured in the story.In its own strange way, this also honors DC Comics and the way it tells stories, just without a helpful editorial caption to tell you these events are taking a place a year and a half ago. As you actually watch Batwoman, this may not matter too much in the short term — it has to tell its own story after all — but it may come up in December.4. It Is An Origin Story(Photo by Kimberley French/The CW)As mentioned above, a large part of the show s first season will form an origin story. It seemingly takes its cues from Batwoman: Elegy, a story by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III that really set the tone for Kate in the DC Comics universe. It reveals key details about Kate’s past — getting kidnapped with her twin sister at a young age, getting kicked out of the military when her same-sex relationship was exposed, etc. — and serving as a de facto origin tale even though Kate had been operating as Batwoman for a good year or two prior to Elegy’s publication in the pages of Detective Comics.On the show, some of these details are getting remixed, but it will depart from Elegy in a key way — it will spend far more time showing Kate becoming Batwoman. Back in the comics, the character was always fully formed. But for television, it is important to see Kate making certain choices, literally learning the ropes and cementing her identity.We have to admit that choice is dramatic satisfying for a series like this. And, as it happens, Berlanti pulled this off before on Arrow. Halfway through its second season it introduced Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), a visiting crime scene analyst who began a quasi-relationship with Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards). By the end of the season, he was struck by lightning and awarded with his own show. Thanks to the Arrow appearance, the audience had the chance to decide if they liked Barry while the first season of The Flash saw him discovering powers and hitting certain important milestones.And like Barry at the time of his debut, Kate is a person a lot of viewers only know through reputation or her brief appearance in the Arrowverse last year. Giving her a handful of episodes of self-discovery gives the new program — and the audience — plenty of time to obtain a clearer picture of Kate.5. It Is An Action Show(Photo by Robert Falconer/The CW)Thanks to the success of The Flash, the subsequent Arrowverse shows have been filled with metahumans and crazy super powers. Even the fairly grounded Black Lighting, which exists outside the Arrowverse framework, indulges in its super-power displays and, indeed, made the collection of metahumans a key part of its storyline. But Batwoman is a return to the pure action show roots of Arrow. Like that series early days, Kate, her associates, and her enemies will lack for big, bright powers.Granted, that’s baked right into the premise — members of the Batman family are generally conventional humans trained for peak performance — but it means the show will have a different feel than what you might expect. This is doubly true as Arrow finds itself dealing with alternate realities and a multiverse entity as part of its eighth and final season. Week-to-week, this means you should expect a lot more close-quarters fighting and, perhaps, a reliance on gadgets. Hopefully, the latter will set the program apart from Arrow, which avoided trick arrows for a long time.The return to action also means the show will be less tied to the campier elements of the DC Universe. That’s probably a good decision as Batwoman is paired on Sundays nights with Supergirl, a show filled with powered aliens and a generous helping of goofy camp to offset its often-serious stories. And considering the rumblings that a “World’s Finest” team-up between the two heroes may eventually happen, contrasting their worlds can only be a net positive. A similar difference in tone helped set The Flash apart from Arrow.But considering Batwoman’s comic book past includes some wild monsters, aliens, and prophecies, we wouldn’t put it past the production team to introduce something decidedly fantastical into the mix after “Crisis on Infinite Earths” or in the first season finale.Until that occurs, though, expect Batwoman to be a show about fighting for one s identity. Whether or not that s a meta-commentary on the show itself (and its place in the Arrowverse) remains to be seen.Batwoman airs Sundays 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. (Photo by © 20th Century Fox)Oscar nominations will be announced on Tuesday morning – and finally, so many of our burning questions will be answered.Will Roma become Netflix s first film to compete for Best Picture? Can Black Panther secure a Best Picture nod though countless other comic-book films have fallen short? Will Bradley Cooper join Warren Beatty and James L. Brooks as the only directors to earn nominations for Best Director, Screenplay, and Best Picture with a debut film? Can Alfonso Cuarón top that with five personal nominations – Best Picture, Director, Editor, Screenplay, and Cinematographer?Check back with Rotten Tomatoes Tuesday January 22 at 5:20am PST / 8:20am EST to watch the nominations announcement live stream, and follow us on social all day for reactions and our takes on the biggest snubs and surprises.After what has been a fairly eventful season – we ve had gaffes, Twitter controversies, accusations of historical inaccuracies – it s difficult to predict exactly what will happen when Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross announce the nominees. But after careful consideration, we here at RT have narrowed down our picks for who will be nominated – as well as who should be nominated – in the major categories. We looked to our Awards Leaderboard and the Tomatometer for guidance, along with historical voting patterns, the state of the conversation right now, and insights from the Rotten Tomatoes staff. Don t agree with our picks? Have at us in the comments.Best Picture(Photo by @ Netflix)
亚博国际官网登录 Few industries enjoy taking really, really long extended holiday vacations quite like Hollywood, and when we get to this time of the year, there s rarely much in the realm of movie development news to discuss. So, this week and next, we re going to review 12 of the year s top stories, presented to you in monthly chronology. The year-in-review begins with the Fresh Developments of 2020, and we ll continue next week with the year s Rotten Ideas. JANUARY: TAIKA WAITITI CONTRIBUTING TO THE MARVELOUS FUTURE OF STAR WARS (Photo by Jasin Boland/©Marvel)Lucasfilm and Disney obviously wanted to continue making Star Wars movies after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but the who (and presumably the what ) has changed repeatedly in just the last couple of years. For example, former plans for Star Wars Story movies like Boba Fett and Obi-Wan were shelved (in favor of the now planned shows on Disney+), and there was also a period when Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were developing a future Star Wars trilogy, as well as another project from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. If one wants to find a single clear trend for Star Wars, a strong argument can be made for the influence of Marvel. That influence continued in January when we learned that Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) had reportedly been approached by Lucasfilm about developing his own Star Wars movie. Waititi s Star Wars project was confirmed in May with the news that he was also writing the project. In related news, this was also a big year for Waititi s next Marvel Studios film, Thor: Love and Thunder (5/6/2022), including the casting of Christian Bale as the film s villain, who we now know will be Gorr the God Butcher. Waititi also teased in April that Thor: Love and Thunder will feature what he s calling space sharks. We re still waiting for clarification on what exactly that means, but sure, why not? You do you, Taika Waititi.FEBRUARY: JAMES MANGOLD TO REPLACE SPIELBERG ON INDIANA JONES 5 (Photo by Paramount Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, the obvious focus was on the Star Wars franchise, but Indiana Jones was another long-running property that Disney acquired at the same time. By that point, Paramount had already been developing an Indiana Jones 5 for a few years (basically since the 2008 release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Certified Fresh at 78%), which continued until the film finally received a release date of July 19, 2019. That obviously didn t happen, with the release date finally landing on July 29, 2022 (16 days after Harrison Ford turns 80). With Steven Spielberg still working on his West Side Story remake (12/10/2021), there had been recent speculation about Indiana Jones 5, which was cleared up back in February when Spielberg dropped out of directing it. Instead, we learned James Mangold (Logan, The Wolverine, Ford v Ferrari) was in talks to direct Indiana Jones 5, with Harrison Ford still attached as the film s star. The decision to hire Mangold to direct what will probably be Ford s last film as the adventuring archaeologist also inspired comparisons to Mangold s work on Logan, Hugh Jackman s last film as Wolverine.MARCH: ANYA TAYLOR-JOY TO PLAY FURIOSA IN MAD MAX: FURY ROAD PREQUEL(Photo by Linda Kallerus/Netflix)Everyone has had their own personal way to pass the time during their COVID-19-related quarantines, but apparently, directors like George Miller chose to push forward on a new film, specifically searching for the new star of his prequel to the 2015 fan favorite Mad Max: Fury Road (Certified Fresh at 97%). Furiosa will reportedly depict what Charlize Theron s character was doing years before meeting Mad Max, so Miller was looking for a younger actress for the role and Skype-tested various actresses to that end. The one name that was floated out back in March was 23-year-old Anya Taylor-Joy, who first came to most people s attention as the star of The Witch and Split before enjoying a big 2020 in the Jane Austen adaptation Emma., the Marvel movie The New Mutants, and the smash hit Netflix series The Queen s Gambit. Miller hopes to start filming Furiosa sometime in 2021 after he wraps filming of his current project, Three Thousand Years of Longing, starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton. In October, Anya Taylor-Joy was indeed confirmed to star as Furiosa, along with Australian star Chris Hemsworth (Marvel s Thor, obviously), and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who played both Black Manta in Aquaman and Doctor Manhattan in HBO s Watchmen (our apologies if that s a spoiler for a show that aired a year ago). Hemsworth will reportedly play a character called Dementus who has a huge silver scar on his face, and Abdul-Mateen will play a character called Pretorian. Those names seem to confirm that the film will indeed be set in post-apocalyptic times and not, as might have guessed, before the end of the world. Tom Hardy is not expected to reprise his role as Mad Max, as his character would be much younger, and also because Max and Furiosa had not seemed to know each other in Fury Road. You can read here what Anya Taylor-Joy said in October about being cast as Furiosa, as well as an editorial about what George Miller might have planned for the prequel.APRIL: DISNEY AND AVENGERS DIRECTORS DEVELOPING LIVE-ACTION HERCULES REMAKE (Photo by ©Walt Disney Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)Of the 10 animated features that Walt Disney Pictures released in the decade that began in 1989 with the release of The Little Mermaid, four of them have had remakes in recent years (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, and just this year, Mulan), and two currently in the works (The Little Mermaid and The Hunchback of Notre Dame). We re probably never going to get a live-action Rescuers Down Under, so of those ten, that just leaves Pocahontas, Tarzan, and Hercules, and after this week, we can whittle that number down even further to just two. Back in April, it was announced that Walt Disney Pictures is now developing a live-action remake of their 1997 mythological animated musical Hercules (Certified Fresh at 84%). The Hercules remake has two direct connections to Marvel Studios in the form of producers Joe and Anthony Russo (the directors of Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame) and screenwriter Dave Callaham, who is currently working on Marvel s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (5/7/2021). It is reportedly unclear if the remake will have musical songs from the original or if it will be a non-musical remake a la Mulan, and we don t yet know who will direct it (although there have been some rumors). Another question left to be addressed is where this puts Marvel s own version of Hercules, who is one of the earliest members of the Avengers (#11, just before Black Panther and Vision), and one of the longest-running team members as well (his longest stint was in the 1990s). Will Disney s Hercules kill any chances of Marvel s Hercules from ever joining the MCU, or does the involvement of the Russo Brothers suggest some sort of overlap?MAY: TOM CRUISE TO BE THE SOLAR SYSTEM S FIRST OUTER SPACE MOVIE STAR (Photo by ©Universal Pictures)It was probably always inevitable, but Hollywood is finally making its way to outer space, and it s going to be done by one of the industry s biggest stars. In May, we learned that Tom Cruise and Elon Musk s Space X were collaborating on the solar system s first narrative feature to be filmed in outer space. The action-adventure will not be part of Cruise s Mission: Impossible franchise, and no studio is currently attached. NASA was also quick to announce this week that the project will also film on the International Space Station, which suggests that Cruise may be spending some time on the station himself, possibly for an extended period, even. A few weeks later, we learned that Cruise will be reuniting with director Doug Liman, with whom he has previously worked on both Edge of Tomorrow (Certified Fresh at 90%) and American Made (Certified Fresh at 86%), for the film. (They re also both committed to an Edge of Tomorrow sequel, by the way.) Incidentally, Cruise and Liman had previously been developing a movie called Lunar Park (about renegade employees who venture to the moon to steal an energy source ), but this new project is reportedly a separate film.JUNE: DISNEY AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA GOING TO COLOMBIA FOR ENCANTO (Photo by Lev Radin/Everett Collection)After attaining fame with Hamilton on Broadway, Lin-Manuel Miranda expanded into film and animation, including work with Disney on Mary Poppins Returns (in which he co-starred) and Moana (he co-wrote the songs). We ve also known for a while that Miranda has a project with Sony Animation called Vivo (6/4/2021), and in June, another new project with Disney Animation was revealed. Talking to Good Morning America, Miranda mentioned that he is spending his quarantine-at-home time working on an untitled Disney animation project set in Colombia. Reportedly, the project will be directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush, who worked with Miranda as the directors of Moana (Certified Fresh at 95%). This news came just a few days after this Disney blog reported that Miranda, Howard, and Bush were working on a Disney musical called Encanto (Spanish for charm ) about a young girl from a magical family who does not have any magical powers herself. Walt Disney Pictures has scheduled Encanto for a theatrical release on November 24, 2021, which is currently also the release date of Ridley Scott s Gucci, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver.JULY: RYAN GOSLING AND THE INVISIBLE MAN DIRECTOR SET TO COLLABORATE ON WOLFMAN One of the last movies to enjoy a decent theatrical run in early 2020 right before COVID-19 cast its shadow on the rest of the year was Universal Pictures remake of their classic monster movie, The Invisible Man (Certified Fresh at 91% ), directed by Leigh Whannell, the Australian producer, director, and screenwriter who got his start collaborating on the Saw with future Aquaman director James Wan. That film happened after Universal Pictures scrapped their previous Dark Universe plans to reboot their classic monsters, which would have included Johnny Depp starring in The Invisible Man and rumors of Dwayne Johnson possibly starring in Wolfman. Despite opening just as the pandemic kicked into high gear, The Invisible Man was otherwise a financial success, so Univeral Pictures is moving forward with similar reboots, including Wolfman. In July, the news broke that Ryan Gosling was Universal s top choice to star in Wolfman, and seemingly confirming that Gosling has indeed signed on, the studio also began talks with Whannell about writing and directing the film to continue the thread between The Invisible Man and their ambitious werewolf movie. Leigh Whannell and Ryan Gosling have reportedly wanted to work together for some time.