A week before The Tick’s second season premiere, stars Peter Serafinowicz and Griffin Newman debuted the first episode of the new season at the show s WonderCon panel. Following a Los Angeles press tour to promote the series, the duo sat down with Rotten Tomatoes for a relaxing lunch to discuss the upcoming batch of new episodes, including how titular superhero The Tick and sidekick Arthur Everest will evolve over the course of the season, the show s satirical nature, and the episode devoted to fan-favorite Dangerboat.New Heroes, New ProblemsWith the defeat of The Terror (Jackie Earle Haley) at the end of the first season, The City faces a new day with superheroes returning in droves, supervillains appearing to fight them, and AEGIS — the government agency tasked with monitoring the superhero community — reopening its doors in town. But as Newman noted, AEGIS — and its plan to introduce a new version of the Flag Five superhero team — is an extension of something creator Ben Edlund has been playing with since The Tick’s comic book and animated incarnations.“It s the idea of it being an industry. So often superheroes are taken as just like this magical force in the world. You know, these brave people, Newman explained. But the Tick and Arthur discover there s this sort of pettiness of the career jockeying as other heroes try out for the team. You understand how many different superheroes there are doing it for different reasons and the different levels of a career, he said. The concept is just funny to me. It’s like when you’re a kid and watch movies and think its so glamorous and magical. And then you get near the industry, you start working in it and around it and you re just like, these are all people just doing their jobs and everyone comes in every morning with bad breath.”The Tick s lasting presence in pop culture is due in large part to the audience being able to relate to the titular hero s experience, Newman said, even in a thing that we don t usually think of as a career. Joked Serafinowicz, “Like acting.”In all seriousness, though, the heroes gather in the office kitchen every morning and drink free AEGIS coffee just like everyone else. It s a central place where the characters can hang out. While fan favorite characters like Batmanuel and Captain Liberty won t pop up around the water cooler just yet, one classic Tick villain will appear in season 2, Newman confirmed. And AEGIS itself will also act as an antagonistic force of sorts as the Tick and Arthur learn how to deal with “the bureaucracy of being a superhero.”“You have to file an incident report after you punched a bad guy,” Newman said. But that process will also opens up a grey area unfamiliar to the Tick, whose moral compass has always been binary. There s a lot of [Tick and Arthur] trying to figure out who the good people are and who the bad people are, because sometimes good people do bad things for the right reasons. And, sometimes bad people do good things for the wrong reasons. Pitching the Right Sort of Satire(Photo by Amazon Prime Video)Like the fans who attended The Tick s WonderCon panel, Serafinowicz watched the season 2 premiere for the first time at the convention. Not only was he pleased to watch the episode with a group of eager fans, he was also excited to see the completed special effects and music and all the bells and whistles that Newman said makes a big difference on a show like this. “We have these big set pieces and they ve got to look good because they ve got to compete with the latest Marvel movie,” Serafinowicz said. Or, at the very least, the show has to “attempt those standards” on a TV budget.At the same time, The Tick really isn’t about the action set pieces.“I think Ben’s whole notion, which I agree with, is the best way to satirize something is to come at it from a place of love and respect, Newman said. You can t really properly satirize something unless you personally understand why it works in the first place. And secondly, you have to walk the walk. So if we re going to make the show that s satirizing other superhero shows, you sort of have to play at the same altitude that they re like.”Creating A More Emotionally Rich Tick(Photo by Amazon Prime Video)If one thing sets the new version of the show apart, it is a greater emphasis on the characters’ interior emotions.“That’s the key to it all. That’s why I wanted to do it,” said Serafinowicz. “The sole focus of what we do as performers is the emotions.”While the animated series and the 2001 live action show on Fox favored a broader tone, the more serialized nature of the Amazon series offers Edlund an opportunity to do something new with The Tick and Arthur. As Newman put it, “He took the characters as they already existed and then he sort of added an attic and a basement. There s framing around them. … It s so clear what this character is going through emotionally that all I have to worry about is doing it justice.”At the same time, Serafinowicz believes the show has a key cultural touchstone to draw from that is not necessarily known for its emotional grounding: “The tone of the show is similar to the 1960s Batman,” he said.Added Newman, It s our North Star. Those characters enjoyed fighting crime. It wasn’t a burden and it wasn’t about vengeance.”In fact, the characters actually want to be there, which isn t something that can be said about all modern superheroes.“I read so many pilots scripts where the characters are defined by what they hate or what they don’t want to do. It s so much conflict-forward in terms of the thing [the character] has to overcome, Newman explained. You realize how rare it is to see a show that s about two people doing something that is inherently decent and it s about their empathy for other human beings — wanting to take care of them and look after them — but also that they enjoy doing it.”Of course, in the first season, Arthur took some time to realize he enjoyed being a hero, but Newman said that was an intentional part of the storytelling to get the character in an emotional space for the decision he makes in the first episode of season 2, which echoes Arthur’s introduction in the previous Tick live action show and animated series as a person who actively chooses to place himself in the middle of a superhero battle.“[We] make him a little more well-rounded emotionally,” Newman explained. “So to get to that point, you understand why he makes the decision that he does. Arthur’s not cocky, but he’s decided he knows why he s doing it. He s going to keep subjecting himself to something that he is terrified of and doesn t think he can necessarily pull off because he feels, fundamentally, it s the right thing to do.”And what does this new phase in Arthur s life mean for the Tick?“What Tick wants more than anything is for Arthur to be his friend, to be with him all the time, so he couldn t be happier, Serafinowicz said. “Outside of everything else they have to contend with, I think in their relationship it s quite simple. The Tick is like a happily married man.”The domesticity that was baked into the previews versions returns in season 2, as it is important to Edlund to portray intimacy between two men without [it] being couched in a bunch of jokes, Newman said. It’s about these two men [who] love each other and need each other to function and it s not just double entendres.”Added Serafinowicz, “It s hard to pick a similar sort of relationship [in media] where it s this very strong kind of buddy thing: two guys who just really, at the end of the day, think each other is pretty great. The two characters may be very different, but they work hard to find the common ground between them.Giving The Tick And Arthur Their VoicesIf there is one continuity between the three shows, it is the general sound of Tick’s voice. Serafinowicz said he avoided listening to the performances of Patrick Warburton (from the 2001 show) and Townsend Coleman (from the animated show) to give his Tick voice a chance to flourish into its own, but he did draw inspiration from Adam West s Batman and a few other television sources.“I spoke with Ben about the voice; about where I was coming from, which was a 1960s TV announcer voice, a bit like those Roger Ramjet cartoons,” Serafinowicz said. Like West s Batman, the “enthusiastic pure happiness” to mete out justice is also key to giving the Tick’s voice its specific quality.When he asked what sort of work Newman does to transform his voice into Arthur’s, the actor joked, “years of vocal training.” For the record, he then demonstrated a very close approximation of Tick animated series voice actor Rob Paulsen’s annoyed “Tiiiiick!” outburst.The World Is Going To Become More Absurd(Photo by Amazon Prime Video)While the pilot saw Arthur questioning his sanity only for the Tick to bring the whole world into a hyper-reality, Newman said the goal is to keep escalating the level of absurdity.“Everything starts to transform around The Tick. The colors get brighter and the performances get heightened, and the comedy gets more and more absurd,” he said, adding that if season 1 was about grounding the characters in a more emotionally rich universe, it becomes the foundation for things like talking dogs and the lobster creature seen in the season 2 trailer. “You don t feel an ironic detachment from the thing. You re laughing with the characters instead of at them.”Elements of this change began as soon as production resumed after the pilot, with the Tick’s costume suddenly changing. That evolution continues with the characters getting closer to their more iconic silhouettes and Arthur remaining in costume throughout most of the second season.“Hopefully it gets to the point where it just feels like what you remember the cartoon feeling like, but with all the work we put in establishing the emotional connection underneath that,” Newman added.Dangerboat Is Getting an Episode(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)The scene-stealing Dangerboat will be the star of his own episode this year, but in keeping with the Tick brand of absurdity, Newman said it is a “a bottle episode that takes place inside of a character. The bottle is Dangerboat and the whole episode is us reckoning with him. It also sort of functions as an origin story for Dangerboat.”Quipped Serafinowicz, “I suggested it should be called ‘Das Dangerboot.’”The character, originally just a joke implanted in a set, grew when Edlund noticed how people connected with it.“He started writing more and more to Dangerboat as a character, not just as a device,” Newman said, which means the actor is in the strange position of having a working relationship with a prop. Alan Tudyk, who voices Dangerboat, records his lines long after filming. On the day of film, Dangerboat is just a set. Nonetheless, the character is emblematic of what makes this version of The Tick so special. It has the latitude to be both ridiculous and grounded enough that, as Newman put it, “a boat can become an emotional fulcrum. The Tick season 2 is available Friday, April 5 on Amazon Prime Video.Like this? 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We have been busy at Rotten Tomatoes these last two months recommending tons of movies and TV series to watch during quarantine (you can find a ton of lists here). But sometimes you re not in a position, or mood, to plonk yourself down in front of a screen. Perhaps you re working, or gardening, or cooking, or exercising, or hiding in a closet for a few minutes of peace and quiet away from your kids/pupils/audience. Either way: tough to follow the twists and turns of Ozark as you do that. To help in these moments – and to generally keep you sane and healthy as we endure our collective cabin fever – the RT staff curated a list of 15 scores to pair with different parts of your quarantine life. Looking for something to push you through that last set of burpees? We have an orchestral doozy for you. Got a swoony Zoom date? Try something with French flavors. Want a new soundtrack to your Animal Crossing hours? Daft Punk is here to help.What movie music are you listening to at home? Let us know in the comments. Gattaca (1997) 83%(Photo by © Columbia/courtesy Everett Collection)Composer: Michael NymanThere are moments in Gattaca where nothing much is happening on-screen, but the rich Michael Nyman score is going in hard. In my early Gattaca-watching career (I ve seen the movie eight or nine times now), I thought this was faulty, like the music was overcompensating. Plainly, this was a bad take. The music is devastatingly romantic. And not just how it informs the relationship between Jerome and Irene (Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman), but also Jerome s love for himself, to believe he is capable of something far beyond his cursed birthright. These times ask us to search for this kind of inner strength, to navigate daily life s new chaos, and carry a torch of hope for the not-too-distant-future. Gattaca s soundtrack, culminating in the impossible beauty of The Arrival, is the music of that guiding light.Listen when: Working from home – this s t is motivating! – but only if you like your job, and you re not on a call. – Alex Vo, EditorRomeo and Juliet (1968) 95%(Photo by Courtesy Everett Collection)Composer: Nino RotaItalian composer Nino Rota has quite the résumé: La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, and, of course, the first two Godfather films, both of which earned him Oscar nominations, and the second of which got him a win. My personal favorite, though, is his score for Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet, starring Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey. Maybe it takes me back to the high school English class in which I first saw the film, but there’s something about Rota’s love theme – a little trepidatious at first before a rousing strings-led swell, all laced with a certain feeling it’s not going to turn out well – that helps me focus when editing or reading. Be warned though: The score’s final tracks, which accompany the tragic finale on screen, are intense. Skip those, re-start from the beginning, and pretend the young lovers had a dagger-less ending.Listen when: You’ve carved out some time in your day to read (and have got your looking interested photo programmed to your Zoom feed). – Joel Meares, Editor-in-ChiefAnatomy of a Murder (1959) 100%(Photo by Courtesy the Everett Collection )Composers: Duke Ellington, Billy StrayhornThere are several reasons why Otto Preminger s Anatomy of a Murder is one of the greatest courtroom dramas ever, but it s arguably best remembered for its striking opening title sequence by Saul Bass and its incredible soundtrack, composed by none other than jazz legend Duke Ellington and his longtime collaborator Billy Strayhorn. Together, Ellington and Strayhorn put together a complete musical package that was alternately sultry ( Flirtibird ), playful ( Happy Anatomy ), melancholic ( Almost Cried ), and mysterious ( Midnight Indigo ), and it all still feels fresh and alive today. Of course, the most memorable song is probably the Main Title theme that accompanies Bass opening credits, but the whole score just drips with style. It s also worth noting that it was not only one of the first soundtracks entirely scored by jazz musicians, but also the first one for a major Hollywood film that was created by an African-American composer. Movie soundtrack or not, it s a masterpiece.Listen when: You re feeling fancy and having a glass of wine in a bubble bath. – Ryan Fujitani, Snr. EditorThe Handmaiden (2016) 95%(Photo by © Amazon Studios /Courtesy Everett Collection)Composer: Jo Yeong-wookThe Handmaiden, like so many others, is the type of film that Bong Joon-ho spoke of when he urged English-speaking audiences to hurdle over the one-inch barrier of subtitles during one of his acceptance speeches last year for Parasite. The Korean- and Japanese-language film, which was not selected for Best International Film in 2016, sadly never reached a wide audience and was instead relegated to join other underrated/unknown non-English gems (most of which are available to stream – so get busy). Due to its under-the-radar status, many not only missed the seductive romance-thriller director Park Chan-wook weaved, but also the humorous and erotic score that plays throughout most of the film. The music, like the film it plays beneath, is surprising and genre-defying, mixing dark themes employing strings, clarinets, and harps with romantic melodies.Listen when: You re scrolling through exotic locales, dreaming of the day you can travel to distant lands once again. – Jacqueline Coley, EditorDrive (2011) 93%(Photo by Richard Foreman Jr/©FilmDistric/Courtesy Everett Collection)Composer: Cliff MartinezYou can split Drive s original Cliff Martinez soundtrack into three categories: Pensive, ethereal, and fittingly, driving. Kick Your Teeth and Skull Crushing are among the pensive songs, and they suggest a shadow looming high over your shoulders, like a clockwork beast wound up to strike. The ethereal songs make you feel like you re drifting through a hazy dream, and have incongruous names like They Broke His Pelvis and Wrong Floor. These two moods converge in the driving songs ( Rubber Head, Where s the Deluxe Version?, Hammer ) that speak to those luxuriating in their delusional power fantasies and modern fairy tales. And, in this world, who can blame them?Listen when: You re out for a sanctioned late-night drive, on the route with the most lights. – VoToy Story (1995) 100% and Toy Story 2 (1999) 100%(Photo by © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, © Pixar)Composer: Randy NewmanOver four films, the themes and movements of Randy Newman’s Toy Story scores have become as familiar to many ’90s kids as “The Iletou国际米兰手机版You know them from movies like Atomic Blonde, Mad Max: Fury Road, Inside Llewyn Davis, and Ex Machina, but this weekend, Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac will lend their voices to two creepy, kooky characters, namely Morticia and Gomez Addams of The Addams Family. With such extensive and impressive filmographies to their names, we thought it would be fun to see how well they know their own work, so we sat them down with excerpts from reviews of their previous movies and quizzed them. Check out the video to see how well they did, and to see Charlize Theron proclaim that she s horrible at charades, as hard as that may be to believe.
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History was made Tuesday morning, with Black Panther becoming the first ever superhero movie to earn a Best Picture Oscar nomination. But that wasn t the only big/shocking/delightful news of the morning, depending on your perspective. Academy voters proved once again they still have the capacity to deliver a bombshell or two, serving out snubs and surprises in nearly every category – bestowing love on some films we never saw coming (hello, Buster Scruggs) while ignoring other movies that were considered sure things as late in the game as Monday afternoon. Here s our breakdown of the biggest snubs and surprises of the 2019 Oscar Nominations.SNUB: A Star Is Born (2018) 90% Nominated for Eight Awards, But Bradley Cooper Misses Out for Director(Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures)A Star Is Born earned plenty of love from the Academy on Tuesday, but Bradley Cooper missed out on a nomination for Best Director. That category was one of the morning s most surprising, with Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite) and Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War) getting in ahead of Cooper and Ryan Coogler. (More on Pawlikowski below.) Don t cry too hard for Cooper, though: He is individually nominated for Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, and for Best Song.SURPRISE: Black Panther (2018) 96% Becomes First Superhero Movie Ever to be Nominated for Best Picture(Photo by © Marvel / © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)It was not totally unexpected, but it was never a sure thing either: This morning, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther became the first ever superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture. The timing is auspicious, with the announcement coming 10 years after The Dark Knight was snubbed in the category, a move that prompted the Academy to widen its Best Picture nominations pool to a potential 10 movies. The movie scored a total of seven nominations, but failed to land a nomination for Best Director for Ryan Coogler. The film also failed to score a nomination for Best Visual Effects, where Christopher Robin scored a surprise nod.SURPRISE AND SNUB: Willem Dafoe Beats Out Ethan Hawke for Best Actor Nomination(Photo by @ A24)For those of us at RT HQ, this one hurt. Ethan Hawke was never a lock for a Best Actor nomination for his incredible portrayal of a priest in crisis in First Reformed, but there was always a chance. He had done well with critics’ groups, and his performance was that good. But our hopes were dashed Tuesday morning when his name wasn’t called. His snub did allow for one of the bigger surprises of the nominations: Willem Dafoe picking up a nomination for his role as artist Vincent van Gogh in Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate. (If there was going to be a surprise, we thought it might come in the form of BlacKkKlansman s John David Washington, whose co-star Adam Driver did get a nomination for Best Supporting actor.)SNUB: Eighth Grade (2018) 99% And Crazy Rich Asians (2018) 90% Land Zero Nominations(Photo by @ A24)No original screenplay nomination for Eighth Grade writer-director Bo Burnham. No Best Actress nomination for Elsie Fisher. Nada. Many probably saw this coming, though. The film is high up on our Awards Leaderboard, but many of its awards have been for first-time directing or breakthrough performance, categories that have no equivalents at the Oscars. Still, it was a surprise to see the 99% Certified Fresh film get zero love on Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, Crazy Rich Asians, an outside chance at Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay, also failed to make the grade.SURPRISE: Marina de Tavira Is Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Roma (2018) 96%(Photo by Carlos Somonte / © Netflix / courtesy Everett Collection)The open fifth slot in the Best Supporting Actress category – Amy Adams, Regina King, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz were all considered locks – always had the potential to surprise. Many were expecting Emily Blunt to squeeze in for A Quiet Place or Claire Foy to be recognized for First Man; few were expecting Roma’s Marina de Tavira to edge both actresses out. In the film, De Tavira plays Señora Sofia, whose complex relationship with her house keeper centers the film – and who has some memorable scrapes in the family car.SNUB: Timothée Chalamet Gets No Love for Beautiful Boy (2018) 67%(Photo by @ Amazon Studios)Though the film didn’t exactly light up the Tomatometer, critics agreed that Timothée Chalamet’s performance as a young man struggling with addiction in Beautiful Boy was something of a revelation; for the “diner scene” alone many thought he was a shoe-in for a Best Supporting Actor nomination. In the end, Academy voters went with Sam Rockwell and his portrayal of former president George W. Bush in Adam McKay’s Vice. Rockwell won the category last year for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.SURPRISE: Coen Bros.’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) 89% Lands Three Nominations(Photo by © Netflix / courtesy Everett Collection)We’ll be honest, we had not predicted a single nomination for the Coen Bros.’ episodic Netflix Western. And yet the film managed to score noms for Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, and for Best Song for perhaps the most Western-sounding ditty ever written, “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings.” The film sits Certified Fresh at 92% on the Tomatometer.SNUB: Justin Hurwitz Loses Out on Best Score Nomination for First Man (2018) 87%(Photo by @ Universal Pictures)Frequent Damien Chazelle collaborator Justin Hurwitz may have won the Golden Globe for Best Original score just weeks ago, but his work went unrecognized by the Academy Tuesday morning. Marco Beltrami, who was also up for a Golden Globe for his score for A Quiet Place, also failed to make the Oscar cut. Instead, If Beale Street Could Talk composer Nicholas Britell and BlacKkKlansman’s Terence Blanchard joined Golden Globe nominees Alexandre Desplat (Isle of Dogs), Ludwig Goransson (Black Panther), and Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns) in the Oscars category.SURPRISE: Germany’s Never Look Away (2018) 77% Beats Out South Korea’s Burning (2018) 95% for a Foreign Language Slot(Photo by Caleb Deschanel / © Sony Picture Classes )Director Chang-Dong Lee’s Burning is one of 2018’s most acclaimed films, Certified Fresh at 95%, and has been generating buzz on the festival circuit for months (many even hoped for a surprise Best Supporting Actor nomination for Steven Yeun). On Tuesday morning, though, Lee’s film missed out on a slot in the Best Foreign Language Film category, with director Florian Henckel von Donnersmark’s Never Look Away, representing Germany, sneaking in as a surprise contender. Never Look Away, which sits at 81% on the Tomatometer, is a sweeping epic that tracks 30 years of the life of a great artist who is loosely based on German abstract artist Gerhard Richter; the movie also surprised in the Best Cinematography category, picking up a nomination for Caleb Deschanel’s work.SURPRISE: First-time actress Yalitza Aparicio Becomes Second Mexican Woman to be Nominated for Best Actress(Photo by @ Netflix)The Cinderella story continues for Roma star Yalitza Aparicio, who this morning became just the second Mexican woman ever to be nominated for Best Actress (Selma Hayek was the first, nominated for 2002 s Frida). Aparicio got the coveted fifth slot in the Best Actress category over some tough competition, including Emily Blunt and Nicole Kidman, who were both snubbed for their work in Mary Poppins Returns and Destroyer respectively.
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The One and Only Ivan (2020) 71% Description: An adaptation of the award-winning book about one very special gorilla, Disney’s The One and Only Ivan is an unforgettable tale about the beauty of friendship, the power of visualization and the significance of the place one calls home. Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be. The heartwarming adventure, which comes to the screen in an impressive hybrid of live-action and CGI, is based on Katherine Applegate’s bestselling book, which won numerous awards upon its publication in 2013, including the Newbery Medal.Premiere Date: Aug. 14, 2020
Today s abbreviated Thanksgiving-week Ketchup brings you six headlines from the world of film development news, covering titles such as Cats, the Sopranos prequel, and the Birds of Prey movie.This WEEK S TOP STORYNATALIE PORTMAN, BRAD PITT, TILDA SWINTON MAY STAR IN WES ANDERSON S FRENCH MUSICAL(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough, Priscilla Grant, Derek Storm/Everett Collection)Wes Anderson is one of those directors with indie/arthouse roots who defies expectations from film to film. For example, his most recent film was a stop motion animated movie with a large ensemble cast playing talking dogs in Japan (Isle of Dogs, Certified Fresh at 89%). For his next film, Anderson is reportedly preparing for a French musical set during the post-World War II era, and the last week has seen a series of (unconfirmed) casting stories. The first came out last Tuesday, with a list of rumored stars including Bill Murray (Anderson s most frequent collaborator), as well as Adrien Brody and Owen Wilson (also frequent Anderson collaborators). Three days later, another story came out that two other possible co-stars were Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman. The third story seemed to confirm the casting of Tilda Swinton (also a frequent Anderson actor), as well as French actress Lea Seydoux (Spectre, Blue is the Warmest Color). We can probably expect a full ensemble cast announcement sometime soon.Fresh Developments1. JURASSIC PARK III CO-STAR LANDS LEAD IN SOPRANOS PREQUEL (Photo by Emiley Schweich/Everett Collection)The last few weeks have brought a series of news stories about movies inspired by TV shows like Breaking Bad, Deadwood, and Downton Abbey. So, one would be forgiven if they d forgotten about The Many Saints of Newark, the prequel movie to HBO s The Sopranos, which was announced in March of this year. That movie is, however, still moving forward with the news this week that the lead actor will be Alessandro Nivola (Jurassic Park III, American Hustle). Nivola has been cast as Richard Dickey Moltisanti, who in the 1960s Newark setting was a big brother figure to the young Tony Soprano (and the future father of Christopher Moltisanti). The Many Saints of Newark will be directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World, Terminator: Genisys), working from a screenplay cowritten by The Sopranos creator and showrunner David Chase. There is not yet a firm premise for The Many Saints of Newark, except that, in addition to being a Sopranos prequel, it s also set during the Newark riots of 1967.2. BIRDS OF PREY FULL TITLE LEANS HEAVILY ON MARGOT ROBBIE S HARLEY QUINN(Photo by Warner Bros.)Warner Bros. just made all future headlines about their Birds of Prey adaptation a lot more difficult to thumbnail with the official announcement of what its title is going to be. It brings to mind the full titles of both 2014 s Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and 1964 s Doctor Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. The lengthy title was announced by Warner Bros. via a lipstick-smeared screenplay bearing the title Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). So, the film may include Mary Elizabeth Winstead as the Huntress and Jurnee-Smollett-Bell, but Warner Bros. made sure it was Margot Robbie s Harley Quinn was front and center. Warner Bros. has scheduled Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) for release on February 7, 2020 (against Peter Rabbit 2, and one week before James Bond 25).3. CHRIS PRATT S NEXT FRANCHISE MAY BE GENTLEMAN THIEF THE SAINT 由于凯南这个英雄强度过高，甚至已经快到了影响游戏平衡的程度，不少玩家在官方推特下反应凯南这个英雄强势，在技能上需要做一定的平衡。不管是在手游官方的推特还是在LOL手游设计师的推特，都随处可见关于凯南这个英雄的吐槽。
After decades of failed attempts and unsuccessful efforts, Frank Herbert’s Dune has been adapted into one of the most anticipated movies of the year — if not millennia. Does Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) finally do the classic science fiction novel(s) justice? The first reviews of his star-studded and visually epic new movie, also known as Dune: Part One, answer mostly in the affirmative. However, there’s a fairly uniform disappointment in how it ends without an ending.Here’s what critics are saying about Dune:Is this the Dune we ve always wanted? “Denis Villeneuve’s movie is the film interpretation that fans have been waiting to see for decades.” Eric Eisenberg, Cinema Blend“For science fiction devotees, especially those who have long-worshipped Frank Herbert’s dense tome…Villeneuve’s Dune is the adaptation you always dreamed of.” Ben Travis, Empire Magazine“[It] honors the source material in the most satisfying way possible. Dune 2021 is a modern-day work of art.” Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie Emporium“The missing link bridging the multiplex and the arthouse… Good heavens, what a film.” Xan Brooks, Guardian“For all its amazing imagery and A-list stars and very cool interpretations of the nerdier aspects of Herbert’s book, this version of Dune doesn’t fully coalesce.” Scott Collura, IGNWill it make us forget about David Lynch s version?“His Dune is the opposite of Lynch’s, methodical and cerebral, set against pastels and smoke and long stretches of moodiness.” Roger Friedman, Showbiz 411“Denis Villeneuve hasn’t succeeded where the likes of David Lynch and Alejandro Jodorowsky have already failed, [but] his Dune is at least uniquely dispiriting.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire“I’ll always love Lynch’s Dune, a severely compromised dream-work that (not surprising given Lynch’s own inclination) had little use for Herbert’s messaging. But Villeneuve’s movie is Dune.” Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures)Is it a satisfying adaptation?“This first chapter explores a very complex and detailed story with clarity and style. More importantly, it does so without sacrificing the impressive detail of Frank Herbert’s original vision.” Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie Emporium“Denis Villeneuve and his collaborators have cracked the code with their approach… extraordinary in its ability to directly translate the source material across mediums without compromise.” Eric Eisenberg, Cinema Blend“A more significant casualty is the book’s layered interiority, its skill at turning unspoken perceptions and motives into drama; the writers have managed this material without mastering it.” Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times“If anything falls short of Herbert s particular vision it s the movie s sandworms.” Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment WeeklyIs it OK if you haven t read the book?“Thankfully, Dune isn’t particularly hard to follow.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist“Though there’s plenty to establish, Villeneuve makes surprisingly light work of it all… Dune is never as formidable as it threatens to be.” Ben Travis, Empire Magazine“The script does a good job with exposition without making it seem like EXPOSITION… but by the same token, there may not be any reason for you to be interested in Dune if you’re not a science-fiction-movie person anyway.” Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com“It’s not a film that requires any familiarity with the source material… Stretches in the early parts of Dune are a layman’s terms guide to Herbert’s incredibly intricate and uniquely realized universe.” Adam Solomons, AwardsWatch“If you come in not knowing the difference between a Holtzman shield and a hole in the floor, it s a longer walk.” Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly“We don’t really learn much about individual characters in the film, making it hard to grasp or care about the stakes of the story.” Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair(Photo by Chiabella James/©Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)How is Denis Villeneuve as director?“Villeneuve’s true talent is less in the staging of violence than in the queasy anticipation of it… That gift serves him well enough in Dune.” Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times“Those who find Villeneuve to be a self-serious, humorless, and pretentious bore likely won’t be changing their minds anytime soon after Dune, but that just might be their loss.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist“To say I have not admired Villeneuve’s prior films is something of an understatement. But I can’t deny that he’s made a more-than-satisfactory movie of the book.” Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com“The unforgiving starkness will unsettle even some of Villeneuve’s greatest fans.” Donald Clarke, Irish Times“For all of Villeneuve’s awe-inducing vision, he loses sight of why Frank Herbert’s foundational sci-fi opus is worthy of this epic spectacle in the first place.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire“He’s an overloader, and only the keenest and most urgent of scripts can survive beneath that weight. Dune, unfortunately, is not one of those.” Richard Lawson, Vanity FairHow does it compare to his other work?“It’s an arthouse blockbuster in the vein of his Blade Runner 2049, but even less concerned with commercial appeal, which is admirably bold.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist“Much like the haunting Blade Runner 2049, the director has taken the time to explore numerous characters without sacrificing the main story and themes.” Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie Emporium“Like Blade Runner 2049 and especially Arrival, Dune is another unusually philosophical speculative fiction that ponders the difficulties of language and coexistence.” Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times“If you loved Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, then Dune is perhaps Denis Villeneuve at his Villeneuviest.” Richard Trenholm, CNET(Photo by Chiabella James/©Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)Is it reminiscent of anything else?“Think of it as Game of Thrones in space or Star Wars if it never got off Tatooine.” Steve Pond, The Wrap“Impressively ambitious in scale, like Villeneuve mashing up the worlds of Star Wars and Game of Thrones.” Brian Truitt, USA Today“Arguably [many of its elements are] all things that Star Wars features too, but just much more dense, sophisticated, and less child-like.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist“Dune feels most reminiscent of The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring.” Ben Travis, Empire Magazine“Much like the semi-recent classic Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Rings in the LOTR trilogy, this is only the beginning of the story… [and] Denis Villeneuve has created one of the best fantasy feature since Peter Jackson’s journey into Middle Earth.” Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie Emporium“Historical comparisons are of no use. None of us has been anywhere like this before. They can put that on the poster.” Donald Clarke, Irish Times“It sets a new standard for modern sci-fi epics.” Germain Lussier, io9.comIs there enough action for mainstream audiences?“Dune is consistently gripping and plot driven.” Adam Solomons, AwardsWatch“Even though it may be a slow burn, the action set pieces do not disappoint, neither does the filmmaker sacrifice the subtle themes and ideas explored throughout.” Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie Emporium“The pacing is perfect. Villeneuve makes you wait just long enough, so when the action moves to Arrakis you’re just as eager to venture into the desert as Paul.” Ben Travis, Empire Magazine“This version of Dune sometimes feels as if it aims to impress you more than entertain you… but it’s also a formidable cinematic accomplishment.” Steve Pond, The Wrap“It feels like a drag in its back half.” Scott Collura, IGN(Photo by Chiabella James/©Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)How are the visuals?“Cinematographer Grieg Fraser has outdone himself from frame to frame, set piece to set piece, creating jaw dropping pieces of art that are impressionistic, sensational, and other worldly.” Roger Friedman, Showbiz 411“It’s all a feast for the eyes. The visuals are mind-blowing.” Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie Emporium“Aesthetically, Dune is pretty damn monumental and enveloping, and for audiences that potentially may find the plot confusing, the film still works on a deeply experiential, visceral level.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist“The sense of scale conjured up is, from moment to moment, frequently astonishing.” Ben Travis, Empire Magazine“Dune looks great, but outside of the fantastical design, the muted palette borders on drab.” Richard Trenholm, CNETAnd how does it sound?“Dune [is] a symphony for the ears as well as a feast for the eyes.” Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times“Dune is also an auditory journey, not only featuring enveloping sound editing, but one of the best scores Hans Zimmer has ever composed.” Eric Eisenberg, Cinema Blend“The visual vastness is matched by a Hans Zimmer score that is, to use a technical term, full-Zimmer.” Ben Travis, Empire Magazine“Composer Hans Zimmer inspires great awe with a booming score, but not one BRAAAM in sight, thankfully.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist What is the overall experience like?“As a visual and visceral experience, Dune is undeniably transporting. As a spectacle for the mind and heart, it never quite leaves Earth behind.” Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times“Dune is certainly capable of transporting us to its alien landscapes via its many technical achievements… There is no detail spared in immersing us in this fantastical world.” Scott Collura, IGN“You feel like you’re looking into a window across space and time… The line between fiction and reality fades from your mind, and it’s breathtaking.” Eric Eisenberg, Cinema Blend“Villeneuve’s Dune is the sandworm exploding out from the darkness below. It is a film of such literal and emotional largeness that it overwhelms the senses.” Clarisse Loughrey, Independent(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures)How are the performances?“Chalamet confirms on a grand scale what arthouse audiences have long known about his charisma.” David Crow, Den of Geek“Timothee Chalamet once again gives another exceptional performance.” Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie Emporium“Among the uniformly excellent performances, Timothée Chalamet holds his own in his first blockbuster leading role.” Ben Travis, Empire Magazine“Chalamet, playing it earnestly and effectively, is perfectly cast here, and both Ferguson and Isaac are excellent, as is Skarsgård.” Pete Hammond, Deadline“Everyone flawlessly gets at the core of who they are playing. Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac are the triumvirate that lead the cast, and they are all phenomenal.” Eric Eisenberg, Cinema Blend“Momoa, in particular, bringing a swagger and excitement beyond anything we’ve seen from him before.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“The actors here all give good, serious performances, but in a sense it isn’t an actor’s film, because they are playing archetypes.” Catherine Bray, Film of the Week“No one has much time to distinguish themselves, all functioning as mere fleshy cogs in Villeneuve’s churning machine.” Richard Lawson, Vanity FairIs it a fun movie?“The script benefits from injecting occasional bits of humor into the universe-shaping events of the film.” Scott Collura, IGN“Dune is so aesthetically rich and monolithic that a few brief, misguided stabs at Marvel-style humor early on feel almost like blasphemy.” Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly“If what you love most about Marvel is the quips, you might not like Dune very much…it is deadly serious…a relief I hadn’t realized I needed.” Catherine Bray, Film of the Week“While Villeneuve has been and likely remains one of the most humorless filmmakers alive, the novel wasn’t a barrel of laughs either, and it’s salutary that Villeneuve honored the scant light notes in the script.” Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com“Dune lumbers with such aloof, uninviting self-seriousness that it’s hard to love, hard to even celebrate as an assured piece of tentpole authorship.” Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair“My only grievance is that hardly anyone in this film ever smiles…everyone in Dune is grimly serious. You kind of wish someone would shake Paul’s hand with a joy buzzer.” Roger Friedman, Showbiz 411(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures)Does it feel unfinished?“The film is ultimately a long and overwrought prologue — a prelude to action rather than its own autonomous story.” Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair“The real meal doesn’t really begin until Part Two, and that’s probably one of the minor disappointments of its inconclusive finale.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist“It does wind up feeling incomplete… like the serving of a decadent and delicious appetizer that comes out while the epic entrée to come is still braising in the kitchen.” Eric Eisenberg, Cinema Blend“It feels so completely sure of itself and so legitimately stunning, that it’s a huge shame that the next chapter is in fact subject to the whims of the marketplace… Surely, there has to be more.” Catherine Bray, Film of the Week“To be left dangling without Dune: Part Two would be a particular heartbreak. Here’s hoping we won’t only be seeing it in our dreams.” Ben Travis, Empire MagazineIs it difficult to assess this first chapter on its own?“It will require reassessment when the rest of the director’s vision is revealed – and if there is a movie god, we’ll see that happen sooner rather than later.” Eric Eisenberg, Cinema Blend“What could happen in the future isn’t something you can think about when critiquing a movie though. There’s this movie, this story, and if it doesn’t work on its own, that would problem. It’s not a problem here.” Germain Lussier, io9.comDune is in theaters and on HBO Max on October 22, 2021.