Star of upcoming Apple TV+ series The Morning Show Jennifer Aniston shut down Instagram when she joined the social media site on Tuesday by posting a selfie of herself with her Friends costars. In a followup post featuring a video from her new series, she wrote, I swear I didn’t mean to break it Thank you guys for the kind, glitchy welcome. She also broke the record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on the site — in just 5 hours and 16 minutes — Guiness World Records reported in a post congratulating the actress.Casting News: Patton Oswalt Joins The Boys Season 2 in Secret RoleThank you @pattonoswalt, that was AMAZING! #TheBoysTV #Season2 #SecretRole@TheBoysTV #TheBoys @PrimeVideo #SPNFamiIy pic.twitter.com/y47quxLCgR Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) October 17, 2019Supernatural creator Eric Kripke took to Twitter to announce the latest addition to The Boys season 2 cast, Patton Oswalt.Aidan Turner (Poldark) will play Leonardo da Vinci in a new Frank Spotnitz series that will focus on the artist and inventor s many achievements. (via Variety)Postapocalyptic saga Station Eleven has cast Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire) and Himesh Patel (Yesterday) as its leads. The 10-episode drama about survivors of a pandemic flu is based on the international bestseller by Emily St. John Mandel. (via Deadline)USA anthology series Dirty John has added Missi Pyle (Impulse) and Holley Fain (The Frontier) to season 2, The Betty Broderick Story. Amanda Peet and Christian Slater star. (via Deadline)Tony Award–winner Renée Elise Goldsberry will appear in a multi-episode arc on CBS Evil as a Catholic Church attorney with a personal connection to David (Mike Colter). (via Deadline)Austin Abrams and Midori Francis will lead the cast of Netflix holiday romantic comedy series Dash Lily based on young adult book series.Natalie Morales will join season 2 of Netflix series Dead to Me, which stars Linda Cardellini and Christina Applegate. Morales Michelle will befriend Cardellini s Judy. (via Variety)CBS All Access series The Stand has added Greg Kinnear to the latest Stephen King adaptation. Alexander Skarsgard, James Marsden, Amber Heard, and Whoopi Goldberg also star. (via Variety)Shameless actor Richard Flood has joined Grey s Anatomy as key new character, Dr. Cormac Hayes, the new head of Pediatric Surgery at Grey Sloan. (via Deadline)Las Culturistas podcast co-host Matt Rogers and stand-up comedian Dave Mizzoni will host Gayme Show on Quibi. (via Deadline)Development News: Clueless Reboot in the Works(Photo by Paramount courtesy Everett Collection)CBS Television Studios will reboot Clueless for 2020 with a series that focuses on Dionne instead of Cher an The year was 1999. The summer movie season was about to kick off with one of the most anticipated films of all time. This would be the year that would see the return of the greatest franchise in cinema histo
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Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2019 (And The Worst)2019 is one of those movie years that sees cosmic superheroes, unstoppable syndicate assassins, and crime-solving pocket monsters with regularity, making it harder for science-fiction films to dazzle us with their subversions of the norm. That means they ll just have to be more creative in this day and age, and you ll find the ones up to task on our list of the best sci movies (and the worst) of 2019! ( The worst implying you ll also find the ones that aren t). The offerings this year include big-budget spectacles (Godzilla: King of the Monsters), mid-budget mindblowers (I Am Mother), a Michael J. Fox-featured time travel joint (See You Yesterday), and even something from genre wanderer Keanu Reeves (Replicas). As with our other genre lists (2019 s best in horror, comedy, and action),each sci-fi movie needed at least 20 reviews for inclusion. Distribution method was not a factor. It s the future, baby!Last updated 10/28: Terminator: Dark FateBest Movies of 2019 | Best Horror Movies of 2019Best Comedies of 2019 | Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2019Best Action Movies of 2019
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7.23.5 5月喜迎Season 2 of The Kominsky Method has the reunion Michael Douglas fans have been waiting for. Kathleen Turner guest stars as Sandy Kominsky s (Douglas) ex-wife. The actors co-starred in Romancing the Stone, The Jewel of the Nile, and The War of the Roses.Unfortunately, their Kominsky Method scene occurs over the phone. They do not share screen time.“I’m hoping, if we go to a third year, that we will see more of her,” Douglas said. “That was so much fun, because obviously, the phone conversation, you both are entirely separate. So I did my whole thing without her being there. But then, because we worked together so much, when she heard my end of the conversation, she just settled right in and did a great job.”Jane Seymour joins the cast of season 2
“We always had a question in the writers’ room, which we would ask ourselves a lot, which was: What scares us most: that sound in the basement that you can t explain? Or that neighbor from down the street who has been staring at your house every single day? ” series creator Little Marvin said. “And in our collective experience, it s usually always that neighbor I find human beings to be deeply scary. I think rooting the terror in something deeply human was our very first impulse.“I m not particularly interested in just empty jumpscares for the sake of jumpscares,” said the series creator, who goes by LM on second reference. “I like things that feel emotionally rich, and then let the horror kind of come from there.”He said the thesis for the anthology is “this idea that, since the dawn of this country … there s always been them. There s always been the folk who have been subjected to the sort of ire and suspicion and paranoia, and frankly, hatred and terror, of the dominant folk.”(Photo by Amazon Studios)As a Black man, LM said it made sense to explore “the terror of being Black” for season 1. Focusing on the post-World War II economic boom of 1953 also fit because it was when home ownership became attainable for the middle class.But, LM added, “as Black folks know, the dream of home ownership has been anything but. [So] I wanted to definitely go back and peel apart the floorboards and look at the roots of that particular nightmare.”The look and sounds of the show are also unique in that they look period — but not the period you’d imagine. The music is anachronistic, in part, LM said because “no offense to musicians in 1953, but that was a deeply sh y year for music.”“We set out to make a show about the ’50s that felt like it was shot in the ’60s or ’70s. And by doing that, it allowed us to think about the way we framed, the way we shot and the way we styled. But, also, the soundscape and the music that we used,” LM said.Telling a story that takes place only over a week and a half “creates an instant pressure cooker,” LM said. Not only does it keep the pace moving, but it also gave the writers “the time and the space to dig in on a day and to live with these characters as they re maneuvering and navigating their lives every day.”(Photo by Amazon Studios)This also created an intense experience for the actors. Stars Ayorinde and Thomas said they were only given four of the scripts at first, meaning that they didn’t know what was real or imaginary either. She said that LM would frequently talk to her on set, not just about how her character, Lucky, would be doing but how she was handling it all.Thomas said he liked that his Henry was an upwardly mobile engineer and veteran, and that he was battling the very real issue of PTSD while also being “a character that was multi-layered and nuanced who loved his family unconditionally” who was “present emotionally and present physically.”The hard part for him was unpacking his own privilege of living in modern society and “making sure that I played the restraint correctly.”“I had to make sure that I stripped away my ego to play the character and service the character,” Thomas explained. “I can afford to react differently to something in 2021, 2022, 2023 than someone can in 1953 when it is literally the difference between life and death.”(Photo by Amazon Studios)These are all weighty topics, particularly given the current political climate. The show was accused of mining Black trauma after a trailer was released in March — especially since Lena Waithe, one of its executive producers, is also the creator of the Showtime drama The Chi. It also, inevitably, was compared to Jordan Peele’s 2019 horror film Us, both because of the title and because they each feature actress Shahadi Wright Joseph as a strong-willed eldest child.LM said that the word “them” was the first one that came to his mind when he was conceiving a name for the project — something that happened before he’d heard of Us. He also claims the casting was also coincidental; he was busy making a TV show and didn’t have time to concentrate on when the movie’s hiring was announced.And while neither Thomas nor Ayorinde say they know if (or how) they’d be in a second season of the anthology, LM says the plan is for “the people and the time period and the place will be different every season.”“As we move forward in our progression of the anthology, the hope is to take folks who have been historically marginalized or pushed to the sides of those frames and really center them in their own tales of American terror every year,” he said.Unfortunately, there are plenty of them out there.Them premieres on Friday, April 9 on Amazon Prime Video.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
Is The Rise of Skywalker a Fitting End to the Skywalker Saga?: The Ultimate Debate Mark Ellis, Maude Garrett, Joelle Monique, and Scott Mantz take on one of the biggest franchises ever to discuss where the finale ranks, how effective its fan service is, and whether the big surprises make sense. by RT Staff | December 21, 2019 | Comments
Natalia Tena (Harry Potter franchise, Game of Thrones) and newcomer Sen Mitsuji star in a tense moment of shoot-the-impostor from YouTube Premium s new original series Origin. The sci-fi thriller, about a group of passengers fighting for survival on a spacecraft headed for another planet, also stars Harry Potter alum Tom Felton.Origin is created, written and executive produced by Mika Watkins (Troy: Fall of a City).Release date: All 10 episodes of Origin debut on YouTube Premium on November 14.
亚博体彩APP下载苹果 (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)In 2015 when Jordan Peele ended his wildly popular sketch comedy show Key Peele, we were more than a little heartbroken oh, the gifs that we have missed. Some may have questioned walking away from the show at the peak of its popularity, but then Peele wrote, directed, and produced one of the biggest hits of 2017, the genre game-changing social thriller Get Out. After Get Out won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and pulled a 0 million box office haul, the only question we had was What is he going to do next? That auspicious debut catapulted the 40-year-old multihyphenate and his production company MonkeyPaw productions into a host of upcoming projects. Early Monkeypaw Productions like the digital series Weird City, the docu-series Lorena, Oscar-winner BlacKkKlansman, and The Last O.G. were each Certified Fresh, and last weekend Peele s Get Out follow-up Us was met with nearly universal critical acclaim (it s currently Fresh at 100%). Justin Chang of the LA Times called the home invasion horror tale an artful, ruthless balance of horror and hilarity. Peele has said he would be retiring from acting, but with over 10 projects in various stages of production and a perfect record of Fresh hits, let s take a look at what he s working on and why we re excited for it.Us (2019) 93%Release Date: March 22, 2019Key Players: Lupita Nyong o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Jordan PeeleWhy are we excited: Early word out of SXSW has us beyond excited for Peele s next nightmare, currently rated 100% on the Tomatometer. Nyong o s first starring role highlights her versatility and more than confirms our decision to crown her our pick for 2019 s Scream Queen. AbruptioRelease Date: March 28, 2019 (Global), Sometime 2019 (US)Key Players: Jordan Peele, James Marsters, Christopher McDonald, Sid Haig, and Evan MarloweWhy are we excited: Peele lent his voice to an independent film that has been in production since 2015, but will finally hit theaters later this year. B-Movie icon Sid Haig rounds out the voice cast of this tortured tale about a hapless drifter who wakes to find an explosive device has been implanted in his neck. Latex puppets are enough to creep anyone out, and adding some bona fide horror fanatics to the cast and crew makes Abruptio a can t-miss.The Twilight Zone 66%(Photo by CBS All Access)Release Date: April 1, 2019Key Players: Jordan Peele, Adam Scott, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Steven Yeun, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sanaa Lathan, Tracy Morgan, Greg Kinnear, Zazie Beetz, and Seth Rogen.Why are we excited: Peele s Twilight Zone continuation is aiming to go head to head with Black Mirror and American Horror Story for the title of Best Horror Anthology. The cast is stacked with A-listers and beloved stars. Little is known about the various episodes, but we do know they will reimagine iconic entries from the original series. At a Television Critics Association panel earlier this month, we learned Adam Scott (Parks Recreation) will star in a new version of Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, the original episode of which featured William Shatner being tormented by a creature only he can see.The Last O.G. Season 2Release Date: April 2, 2019Key Players: Tracy Morgan, Tiffany Haddish, Allen Maldonado, Ryan Gaul, Christian Mosby, Dante Hoagland, Cedric the Entertainer, Jordan PeeleWhy are we excited: One of the best surprises of 2018 was Tracy Morgan s welcome return to primetime TV. Co-starring current comedy it-girl Tiffany Haddish, The Last O.G. relied heavily on her and Morgan s comic timing for many of the laughs in season 1, but with an extended order, we think that season 2 will only build on wins and iron out some of the plotting issues. At this point, anything Haddish and Morgan do will have us doubled over with laughter.Toy Story 4 (2019) 97%Release Date: June 21, 2019Key Players: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Jodi Benson, Michael Keaton, Jeff Pidgeon, Kristen Schaal, Bonnie Hunt. Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, Laurie Metcalf, Lori Alan, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Keanu ReevesWhy are we excited: With one trailer the entire Toy Story franchise has been given new life, courtesy of Toy Story 4 stars Ducky (Peele) and Bunny (Key). Voicing the adorable amusement park prizes in what feels like a long lost Key Peele sketch, we are all on board for a new installment of the Pixar franchise. Let s be honest they had us at To infinity and your Mom. Big Mouth 99% Season 3Release Date: Late 2019Key Players: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klien, Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jenny Slate, Fred Armisen, Jordan Peele and Kristen Bell.Why are we excited: A strong but vital part of Nick Kroll s animated series Big Mouth, Peele voices the Ghost of Duke Ellington, a hilarious, sex-crazed, spectral version of the late jazz musician. One of a few characters voiced by the Get Out director, Ellington is a scene-stealer on a show that features talking hormone monsters, pillow love interests, and shame wizards.Lovecraft CountryRelease Date: Sometime in 2019Key Players: Jordan Peele, J. J. Abrams, Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Wunmi Mosaku, Aunjanue Ellis, and Elizabeth DebickiWhy are we excited: A Bad Robot co-production, Lovecraft Country is an HBO television adaptation of Matt Ruff s eponymous cult novel. Set in Jim Crow America, the historical horror fiction uses a pulp noir-styled narrative to chronicle the misadventures of protagonist Atticus Turner. Peele and J.J. Abrams, two of the hottest producers of the moment, are sure to craft a unique series under the guidance of showrunner Misha Green.Candyman (2021) 84%Release Date: Sometime in 2020Key Players: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nia DaCostaWhy are we excited: Aquaman villain Yahya Abdul-Mateen II had a small role in Us, and Nia DaCosta has tapped him to play the titular character in her Monkeypaw-produced Candyman continuation. Peele has said Candyman is one of his all-time favorite horror films, and though he is not in the director s chair, he is co-writing the script, and as a producer on the project, he ll likely provide a guiding hand during development.The HuntRelease Date: Sometime in 2020Key Players: David Weil, Nikki Toscano, Al Pacino, Josh Radnor, Caleb Emery, Greg Austin, Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Saul Rubinek, Carol KaneWhy are we excited: The Hunt looks to be a Nazi version of the A-team. A ragtag group of 1970s Nazi-hunters living New York City go on the chase to track down hundreds of high-ranking Nazis. Al Pacino adds a huge must-see factor as this marks the Oscar winner s first credit in an ongoing scripted series. Weil and Toscano will act as co-showrunners for the series, which looks to be an equal mix of comedy and thrills. () Release Date: TBDKey Players: Keegan-Michael Key, Clay McLeod Chapman, Jordan Peele, and Henry Selick.Why are we excited: The first reteaming of Key and Peele after the hilarious Keanu is already enough to pique our interest. In this stop-motion animated series, they ll voice the titular pair of demon brothers, who are forced to battle their archenemy to earn their way out of hell. Adding their voices and writing chops, the sketch comedy duo joins forces with the stop-motion legend Henry Selick, whose credits include The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, and Coraline.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Roald Dahl s stories have entertained children for decades, and now the British author s creations will see new life for a new generation thanks to Netflix. The streaming service announced an entire slate of original animated event series based on Dahl s iconic characters, including The BFG, Matilda, Willy Wonka, and many more.Dahl s stories have been brought to life on stage and in films, and now the author s entire library — including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, and other beloved titles — will get their very own premium animated event series and specials, per Netflix, which has teamed up with The Roald Dahl Story Company for the venture. Netflix intends to remain faithful to the quintessential spirit and tone of Dahl while also building out an imaginative story universe that expands far beyond the pages of the books themselves, the press release reads.Dahl s widow, Felicity Dahl, is also on board for the project.“Our mission, which is purposefully lofty, is for as many children as possible around the world to experience the unique magic and positive message of Roald Dahl’s stories,” she said in a statement. “This partnership with Netflix marks a significant move toward making that possible and is an incredibly exciting new chapter for the Roald Dahl Story Company. Roald would, I know, be thrilled.”(Photo by Warner Brothers/Courtesy Everett Collection)Additional stories set for adaptation are Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Boy – Tales of Childhood, Going Solo, The Enormous Crocodile, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Henry Sugar, Billy and the Minpins, The Magic Finger, Esio Trot, Dirty Beasts, and Rhyme Stew. Production on the first series will begin in 2019 with the highest quality creative, visual, and writing teams, though there s no word on which story is up first.Dahl s work has been brought to life on the big screen beginning with 1965 s 36 Hours, though the first (and perhaps best-known) family film was 1971 s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Other notable adaptations include 2005 s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, two versions of The BFG (in 1989 and 2016), 1990 s The Witches, 1996 s Matilda and James and the Giant Peach, and 2009 s Fantastic Mr. Fox. With its 21st installment, the Marvel Cinematic Universe finally has its first movie centered around a solo female superhero. And it delivers spectacularly, according to critics who saw Captain Marvel last night. While full reviews are still embargoed, social media reactions on Twitter following the screening highlight Brie Larson’s performance in the title role, the movie’s ‘90s nostalgia, Ben Mendelsohn’s villain, and, most notably, a scene-stealing cat.Here’s what the critics are saying about Captain Marvel:Has Marvel done it again?Captain Marvel is pure joy Devan Coggan, Entertainment WeeklyCaptain Marvel is a blast! Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlendCaptain Marvel is a lot of fun!…Thumbs up! Jim Vejvoda, IGNSecond viewing can’t come soon enough. Perri Nemiroff, ColliderCaptain Marvel is a mixed bag. Gregory Ellwood, The PlaylistHow does it fit with the other MCU movies?It feels completely unlike any other Marvel film. A unique and fresh take on an origin story that feels new. This is one of my favorite Marvel movies of all time. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentMCU’s most multilayered villain story. Peter Sciretta, SlashfilmThe MCU feels more complete now that Carol is in it. Kayti Burt, Den of GeekThe future of the MCU gets even brighter adding Captain Marvel to the mix. Perri Nemiroff, Collider(Photo by Marvel Studios)What does the film mean to women?It’s super empowering. It made me feel proud to be a woman. Yolanda Machado, The WrapCarol s hero moment was very cathartic/true to the female experience. Kayti Burt, Den of GeekI cannot wait for the generation of little girls who will grow up with Carol Danvers as a hero. Devan Coggan, Entertainment WeeklyWhat does Captain Marvel do well?Marvel does a prequel right, not over-explaining too much but giving us unexpected answers in interesting ways. Peter Sciretta, SlashfilmHas some cool surprises that I definitely didn t see coming, and the mystery/origin it weaves is engaging and fun. Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlendSome nice surprises and clever decisions throughout. Cool sci-fi elements. And funny! Jim Vejvoda, IGNRyan FujitaniHow is Brie Larson?Brie Larson literally shines in the role. Steve Weintraub, ColliderBrie Larson is awesome and makes a fantastic first step into the MCU. Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlendReally fell for Brie Larson’s sass, strength and energy in the role. Perri Nemiroff, ColliderHow is Ben Mendelsohn as the villain?Ben Mendelsohn is the surprise MVP. Drew Taylor, MoviefoneMendelsohn steals the [movie]. Gregory Ellwood, The PlaylistI can’t get over how great Ben Mendelsohn is. I was worried he was just going to be one of those Marvel villains with alien makeup, but that’s not the case at all. This movie doesn’t work without him. Mike Ryan, UproxxBen Mendelsohn and the cat both steal the show. Peter Sciretta, SlashfilmThe cat?Goose is a brilliant scene-stealer. Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlendGoose the cat is definitely a scene-stealer but one that has a purpose. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentI would die for Goose the cat. Devan Coggan, Entertainment WeeklyMy kingdom for a Nick Fury and Goose buddy comedy. Angie Han, MashableI am pitching a spin-off series (they are going to sell so much Goose merch to me). Roth Cornet, Screen Junkies(Photo by Marvel Studios)How are the visual effects?VFX of full Marvel powers much better than trailers. Gregory Ellwood, The PlaylistRealized something half way through Captain Marvel: the de-aging technology being used has become so seamless that I forgot it was being used. We are on the precipice of something both exciting and scary. Steve Weintraub, ColliderIs the movie totally 90s?Just enough ‘90s nostalgia without overdoing it. Jim Vejvoda, IGNSeveral truly magnificent music moments for this 90s kid. Kayti Burt, Den of GeekAs a ‘90s teen, the soundtrack .oh, the soundtrack. Yolanda Machado, The WrapFinally, the MCU and a Nirvana song come together (as Kurt Cobain wanted). Mike Ryan, UproxxA fun 90s soundtrack, but sometimes the song choices feel too obvious. Peter Sciretta, SlashfilmAre there any major complaints?It’s a little wobbly at times but only because it’s so ambitious. Drew Taylor, MoviefoneFirst half is slow and uninspired. Second half much better. Feels like directors could not escape Marvel formula. Gregory Ellwood, The PlaylistWill it get you hyped for Avengers: Endgame?So ready for Avengers: Endgame. Steve Weintraub, ColliderThanos is f**ked. Angie Han, MashableCaptain Marvel opens everywhere on March 8.
This March showcases returning seasons of prestige dramas (Ozark, My Brilliant Friend, Westworld), anticipated reboots (Amazing Stories), fan-favorite minority stories (On My Block, One Day at a Time), and half-hour comedies (Better Things, Brockmire). All that and more in this month’s binge guide below. Better Things 97% (FX)What it is: The semi-autobiographical, humanistic half-hour dramedy is not new terrain for television. But Better Things stands out from the pack thanks to Pamela Adlon, who stars as a version of herself, Sam Fox — a single mother to three daughters who is juggling life as a working actor in Hollywood.Why you should watch it: Adlon is an Emmy Award–winning voiceover artist for King of the Hill and Golden Globe and Emmy nominee for starring on and creating FX’s Better Things. Her series is an emotional concoction of dry witticisms and familial love unlike anything else on TV. The fact that it’s one of the most realistic portrayals of single motherhood to grace the small screen is just the cherry on top. Season 4 premieres March 5 on FX.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 14 hours (for the first three seasons)Amazing Stories 40% (Apple TV+)What it is: This now-classic but short-lived Emmy-winning sci-fi and fantasy series from creator Steven Spielberg not only featured a who’s-who cast of guest stars each week enlivening bold and boundary-pushing television, but it also helped further establish Spielberg’s bold and boundary-pushing filmmaking career as one of the auteurs of his age, sci-fi or otherwise.Why you should watch it: The newly rebooted series takes inspiration from the original Amazing Stories to transport streaming audiences to never before seen worlds and creations. Spielberg serves as executive producer. The new series premieres March 6 on Apple TV+.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google PlayCommitment: Approx. 20 hours (for the original two seasons)On My Block 92% (Netflix)What it is: This hit dramedy with critics and audiences alike from creators Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft follows a teen quartet played by relative newcomers Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray, and Diego Tinoco as they navigate high school hallways set in a very real inner-city world.Why you should watch it: What’s groundbreaking about On My Block is its articulation of everyday coming-of-age hiccups (first loves, first heartbreaks, shifting friendships, growing parental pains, party culture, and more) through the lens of a world not often depicted onscreen. A rivetingly talented and diverse young cast set in the heart of inner-city Los Angeles truly takes the series’ international audience to the confined intimacies of a single American block — and all that entails. Season 3 premieres March 11 on Netflix.Where to watch: NetflixCommitment: Approx. 10 hours (for the first two seasons)Elite 97% (Netflix)What it is: This Spanish-language thriller series from creators Darío Madrona and Carlos Montero follows three teens from working class families — Samuel (Itzan Escamilla), Nadia (Mina El Hammani), and Christian (Miguel Herrán) — who, after their school collapses, are enrolled on scholarship at a prestigious private school.Why you should watch it: With Elite, it’s all in the name. But what begins as a socially-tinged story of the haves and have-nots, as Samuel, Nadia, and Christian assimilate into their new school primed with society’s elite, eventually builds to a lurid and soapy murder mystery — with streaming-only sex appeal to spare. Season 3 premieres March 13 on Netflix.Where to watch: NetflixCommitment: Approx. 13 hours (for the first two seasons)Westworld 81% (HBO)What it is: In this hit series, the titular Westworld is a vacation destination for regular men and women to live out their most elaborate — and at times, sickening — fantasies in a Wild West–inspired society manipulated by behind-the-scenes programmers and otherwise populated by artificially intelligent hosts. The series’ main action begins, however, when Westworld’s hosts begin realizing they may have more control over their false reality than they think. Why you should watch it: Has any other new series of the last five years excited and divided critics and audiences in quite the same way as Westworld? Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s HBO debut marks one of the most thought-provoking, epic sci-fi dramas seen on the pay cable channel to date. Matched with its ambition are breathtaking performances from Hollywood heavy-hitters as varied as Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, Ed Harris, and now Aaron Paul. Season 3 (finally) premieres March 15 on HBO.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, HBO Now, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 20 hours (for the first two seasons)My Brilliant Friend 96% (HBO)What it is: Based on the beloved first installment of Italian author Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels series, My Brilliant Friend begins with the disappearance of Lila Cerullo. The vanishing inspires her lifelong friend, Elena Greco, to reflect on the early days that brought the two girls of different backgrounds together 50 years prior in Naples. Why you should watch it: My Brilliant Friend’s first season became a bit of an international phenomenon upon its first season’s November 2018 premiere — and what’s not to love? Transporting period-specific sets and costumes; impeccable performances from the multi-generational actors playing the central pair of lifelong friends; an entrancing, time-hopping story told from the perspective of one of the most compelling first-person narrators to come around the small screen in some time — it all made for appointment television, and we imagine its second installment, titled My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name, will have that in spades. Season 2 premieres March 16 on HBO.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, HBO Now, MicrosoftCommitment: Approx. 8 hours (for the first season)Brockmire 98% (IFC)What it is: After suffering a public meltdown in the aftermath of his wife’s string of affairs, nationally acclaimed sports announcer Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria) turns to drugs and alcohol to cope. Then one day, 10 years later, he decides to pick himself up, move to a small town, and get back to work calling games for the minor league Morristown Frackers.Why you should watch it: Six-time Emmy winner Azaria is perhaps best known for his voice work on The Simpsons, but it’s always a pleasure to watch him get to work in front of the camera. The laughs still land. To watch his growth through the titular Brockmire’s character arc in the first three seasons is simply great (and easily binge-able) comedic TV — and that’s not to mention the firecracker energy Amanda Peet brings as Azaria’s co-lead. Season 4 premieres March 18 on IFC.Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 10 hours (for the first three seasons)One Day at a Time 99% (Pop)What it is: A remake of Norman Lear’s long-running 1975 sitcom of the same name, what began as Netflix’s little comedy that could is now making its grand, fan-pushed return on Pop. Stars like Justina Machado and West Side Story Oscar winner Rita Moreno all returning to continue telling the story of three generations of a Cuban-American family as they live under the same roof. Why you should watch it: Few series today are as un-cornily heartwarming, funny, and timely as this long-in-the-making reboot. Each new season renewal, however, has come with a photo-finish, down-to-the-wire announcement, and when Netflix announced it was pulling the plug after season 3, fans corralled around it and it got saved by Pop (best known as the home of Schitt’s Creek). That fourth season premieres March 24.Where to watch: NetflixCommitment: Approx. 19 hours (for the first three seasons)Ozark 81% (Netflix)What it is: Ozark, from creators Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, is the story of Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman, who’s also attached as director and executive producer), a financial adviser in Chicago who’s been laundering money for the cartel with his partner for years. But despite his meek, follow-the-leader personality, Marty talks his way out of a death sentence when things go awry with his crime boss and moves his family — including wife Wendy (Laura Linney) — to the Ozarks to keep the dealings afloat and the family alive.Why you should watch it: Ozark isn’t the first series of its kind to portray good people doing bad things, but it’s about as good as those series come. The Emmy-winning series brings bleakness to the deceptive beauty of the Ozarks, and it establishes Bateman as so much more than the comedic actor most know him as today. Even more than just a vehicle for Bateman, however, it’s an ensemble drama (with an equally stellar Laura Linney and Julia Garner, no less) that tackles the power of wealth and greed, human nature, and the ties that bind within family and beyond. Season 3 premieres March 27 on Netflix.Where to watch: NetflixCommitment: Approx. 21 hours (for the first two seasons)Like this? 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亚博体彩APP下载苹果 (Photo by New Line Cinema)During the casting for A Nightmare on Elm Street, director Wes Craven thought he needed a “big man.” After all, it was going to be a horror movie about an evil, dream-haunting psychopath who slaughters kids with a glove fitted with knives. In his mind, Craven was following the precedent set by Tobe Hooper in 1974 and John Carpenter in 1978 – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween both featured hulking, unstoppable man-monsters. Craven even interviewed Kane Hodder – the man who would wear the hockey mask once Jason Voorhees took center stage in the Friday the 13th series – for the part.But a skinny, young actor named Robert Englund thought that most child abusers were weasels and creeps, not hulks. So he offered a different take on the lecherous Freddy Krueger, and not only would Nightmare take off because of it, but horror movies themselves would be changed forever.Released 35 years ago this week, A Nightmare on Elm Street took the concept of the bad guy as the marquee character – the one people not only came to see, but to actively cheer on – to whole new levels. The faceless, voiceless, mask-obscured killing machines that preceded Nightmare had to make way for a mugging, self-referential, hammy villain-hero.The Diva Who Shunned the MaskIn the end credits of Halloween, the character of Michael Myers isn’t even listed by name. He’s called “The Shape.” This is significant because Michael isn’t meant to be anyone. The whole point is that he just is, a silent menace in the periphery as the movie focuses on the guilt-ridden Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) and high school good girl Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). With his slow movement, white, expressionless face, and complete silence, Michael is a terrifying blank slate.A few years later, Friday the 13th would completely obscure its main villain until the very end – revealing at last that the murders were committed by a revenge-obsessed woman scarred by the apparent death of her son, Jason, many years before. When Jason himself took the spotlight in the next few installments, he, too, was a silent, expressionless entity who at first wears a nondescript bag over his head before he even gets his signature goalie mask (in Part III).And yet, by 1986’s Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives, we saw the movie literally opening with a tongue-in-cheek James Bond parody:What happened? Freddy happened.A Nightmare on Elm Street had the same bland, suburban setting as Halloween and a similar gang of horny teens as the Friday films, but there was a key difference. Freddy wasn t just scary, he was darkly witty. He was creative. He was, well, a thousand times more interesting than anyone he killed.Sure, people went to horror movies for the killer or the monster – this had been true since the 1950s. You went to see The Blob because you wanted to see the blob. But this was different. Audiences liked Freddy. He was the star, not just the threat, and things only got hammier as the franchise went along. It was because, rather than going with yet another “big man” monster, Craven and Englund delivered a performance. Freddy was a theatrical diva.Would any other slasher work so well in a Fresh Prince video?The other competitors had no choice but to follow suit. Although somewhat hamstrung by their lack of personality, Jason and Michael still went through increasingly bizarre and laughable incarnations in an effort to keep up with Freddy. This is why we eventually got cyborg space-Jason and Busta Rhymes electrocuting Michael Myers in the crotch after he shouts, “Trick or treat, motherf er!”Post-Nightmare, movie slashers had to be more than just killers. They needed to be in the spotlight, not the shadows. One-liners, theatricality, and insane death scenarios all became requirements. We’d never have IT’s Pennywise or Scream’s Ghostface without Freddy.So to celebrate the mugging, one-liner-spewing dream-weaver on his 35th anniversary, let’s run down his greatest hits.The Five Best Freddy Kills1) A Nightmare on Elm Street: “Watch this.”Freddy’s first outing really sets the tone, and this scene has it all. Rather than simply stalking and killing Tina (Amanda Wyss), he toys with her, throwing out one-liners and a few party tricks as he leads her to an overly elaborate demise. Freddy is playing to the crowd.2) Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master: “Wanna suck face?”Freddy kills an asthmatic girl by dropping this one-liner before literally sucking the air out of her lungs and leaving her a deflated corpse.3) Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare: “Let’s trip out.”Freddy s satirical take on the “This is your brain…” PSAs from the 80s and 90s – complete with a cameo from former Freddy victim Johnny Depp – and an extended Super Mario Bros.-inspired kill is all the proof you need that he was a frustrated comedian.4) A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child: “Bon Appétit!”Dressing up as a chef and strapping a girl with an eating disorder into a high chair for the sole purpose of force-feeding her to death in front of her overbearing mother? Can you imagine Leatherface putting in this kind of multi-layered effort?5) A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors: “Welcome to prime time, b h!”A scene that begins with former talk show host Dick Cavett turning into Freddy before killing Zsa Zsa Gabor can’t possibly get any more insane, can it? Oh, yes. Freddy literally pops out of the TV and pulls Jennifer (Penelope Sudrow) face-first into the set with his mechanical TV arms. With an applause-baiting one-liner, of course.A Nightmare on Elm Street went into wide release on November 16, 1984.