有很多啊！现在市面做的比较好的就是做手游代理，你的收益来源就是玩家消费流水，点位大概是在70%－85%比如说你的玩家流水是1W你就可以拿7000－8500并且这个行业成本低回报高，现在手游代理是投资者讨论非常热门的一个话题了 What Will Happen If Spider-Man Leaves the MCU?What will the MCU look like without Spider-Man? We re breaking down what the Sony/Disney split means for fans.Posted by The Rotten Tomatoes Channel on Wednesday, August 21, 2019Fans of Spider-Man and the Marvel Cinematic Universe now face a mid-credits scene more shocking than the one at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home. According to various reports emerging on Tuesday, the character, whose films rights are held by Sony Pictures Entertainment, may no longer be available to Marvel Studios, nor will that studio’s president, Kevin Feige, be involved in the next two planned installments of the Spider-Man film series starring Tom Holland.The whole thing feels like something pulled straight from a Marvel Comic, and it may leave some wondering what happened and why Sony would pull out of such a lucrative partnership (if, in fact, the move is indeed Sony s doing). The behind-the-scenes tale of Spider-Man on film is a frequently confusing mess of legal wranglings, unlikely cameos, and the last vestige of a Marvel Entertainment that no longer exists. But let s pull back the web of Spider-Man to see the players involved, what they can do by separating Spider-Man from Marvel, and what it all means for fans.The Saga Of The Cinematic Spider-Man(Photo by Columbia Pictures)Long before it became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, Marvel Entertainment was loose with its finances during the free-wheeling 1990s. The comics business was booming thanks to events like The Death of Superman and Marvel’s own X-Men #1 moving a million copies to retailers. But just a few years later, the market went bust, with plenty of those X-Men comics unsold on store shelves. Well, the stores that remained opened as the industry imploded and Marvel was in danger of going under. But alongside all of this, the Spider-Man film rights went on a journey from schlock film company Cannon Pic
omance work?“They drop the ball a bit with the romantic elements that crop up, but it’s not the main focus, so that’s easy to forgive.” Joey Magidson, Awards Radar“The love story that is baked somewhere in all of this…gets serious short shrift.” Catherine Springer, AwardsWatchHow is the pacing?“The film benefits from a terrific sense of pace, being one of the few recent action films that s not a bloated two hours plus.” Chris Bumbray, JoBlo“Pacing that keeps you engaged throughout the full two hours.” Sherin Nicole, idobi.com“It takes a good half-hour to really find its feet. But, unlike many high-concept blockbusters, Free Guy actually improves as it unfolds.” James Marsh, South China Morning Post“The movie begins to drag ever so slightly around the 80-minute mark.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com(Photo by 20th Century Studios)How is Ryan Reynolds?“He s once again riffing on the same likable, wise-cracking character he s built a career on, but it works.” Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects“As Guy, Ryan Reynolds is basically just Ryan Reynolds. That’s not a bad thing, he’s great…it works perfectly for the character.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“There aren’t many other actors who can pull off this kind of performance, and that’s what I’ve grown to enjoy in watching Reynolds over the years.” Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies“You get the sense that Ryan Reynolds has never had more fun.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“Reynolds charisma shines through to make Guy a hero we can all get behind.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“His performance as Guy is locked into an ultra-sincere easy mode that feels like the polar opposite of his Deadpool snark even though it clearly stems from the same place.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire“[It’s] his best role since Deadpool.” James Marsh, South China Morning PostWhat about Jodie Comer?“Comer, a bad-ass in her own rights, is relatable and endearing as Molotovgirl/Millie. She matches Reynolds beat for beat.” Yolanda Machado, Nerdist“The movie’s Trojan horse and unambiguous MVP. So charismatic in each of her roles that it feels like she’s holding the whole film together with both hands.” David Ehrlich, IndieWireRyan FujitaniAnd Taika Waititi?“Laugh-out-loud hilarious.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“Taika Waititi frequently steals the show…always hilarious.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“Annoying as well as funny.” Joey Magidson, Awards Radar“The amount of leeway afforded to Waititi means getting a variety of great one-liners.” Aaron Neuwirth, We Live Entertainment“It appears that Levy simply let him run wild. The result is a loud, unfunny brake-squeal every time Waititi starts riffing and ranting.” Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects“It’s fascinating to watch Taika in action as a bad guy…What a cinematic villain he is!” Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies“Levy lets Waititi roam free, free to improvise many of his scenes, which are painful to watch.” Catherine Springer, AwardsWatch“The weak link…more irritating than entertaining.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.comHow are the cameos?“Your brains are not prepared for the cameos. Do not let anyone spoil them for you.” Sherin Nicole, idobi.com“When it comes to one of the cameos: I was clapping at the same time I was falling out of my seat from pure joy.” Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies“Some of the most memorable cameo appearances in recent memory.” James Marsh, South China Morning Post“A third-act surprise appearance by a certain magical actor is a welcome show-stopper.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm(Photo by 20th Century Studios)Is there too much going on?“Much like the recent Space Jam: A New Legacy, Free Guy throws a lot of stuff at the wall, but unlike Warner Bros. soulless slog, most of it actually sticks.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com“Unlike Space Jam, another sensory overload brimming with IP love, it never feels tacky or put on.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“Ironically for a film about a background player stepping onto center stage, the best is often happening in the background.” Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsBut does it stick the landing?“Two moments during the climax are as crowd-pleasing as anything you’ll see this year, blockbuster-wise.” Joey Magidson, Awards Radar“The film’s final act is a surprise-filled cornucopia — a cathartic cacophony of satisfying payoffs both narratively and emotionally that brings everything together beautifully.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“An absolute banger of a finale that should leave big sloppy grins on all but the most joyless of faces.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com“The conclusion, through a couple, admittedly, hilarious cameos and pop culture references, Levy succumbs to the same IP-driven storytelling [it] once lamented.” Robert Daniels, The PlaylistRyan FujitaniAre there any other major problems?“Free Guy is an irresistibly good time until the moment you’re confronted with the potential consequences of enjoying it.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire“Buddy is the Black best friend, a trope the movie smartly lampoons. But he’s also frustratingly close to being a magical Negro.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“One can t help but feel that the PG-13 rating did somewhat prevent [the movie] from taking full advantage of the concept.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com“It bogs down every time we leave Guy to spend time with people in the real world…very little of it is interesting.” Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsWill it hold up to repeat viewings?“Once Free Guy is over, you immediately want to play it again.” Matt Goldberg, Collider“There s sure to be plenty to be discovered on repeat viewings, even if we re not quite sure that Free Guy will prove as entertaining the second time around.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“If you pop your quarter in for a single play you ll get your money s worth here.” Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsFree Guy is in theaters on Friday August 13, 2021.亚博网站注册绝手游平台代理是什手游招代理商么命手游技：当生命低于20%的时候，攻去哪里代理手游击小7注册玩家时自身造成伤害提升25%手游，手游推广代理地位攻击小程序大富翁神器达到100级开放；
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ON THE RECORDDirected and produced by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (The Hunting Ground, The Invisible War), and first reported by the New York Times, On The Record presents the powerful haunting story of music executive Drew Dixon (collaborator on hit records by Method Man and Mary J. Blige, Estelle and Kanye West, and Whitney Houston) as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color, in the wake of #MeToo, to come forward and publicly accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault.The documentary, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews, chronicles not only Dixon’s story but that of several other accusers – Sil Lai Abrams, Sheri Sher – delving deeply into the ways women of colors’ voices are all too often silenced and ignored when they allege sexual assault, as well as the cultural forces that pressure them to remain silent.After Launch Schedule(Photo by Courtesy HBO Max)Thursday, June 18:The entire first season of the unscripted kids adventure competition series Karma, led by YouTube host Michelle Khare.Thursday, June 25:An original second season of the critically acclaimed DC Universe fan-favorite Doom Patrol; an original second season of Sesame Workshop’s animated series Esme Roy, taking preschool-aged viewers on learning adventures through Monsterdale; a brand new third season of the comedy thriller Search Party (the first two seasons will be available on the platform at launch on May 27); and Adventure Time: Distant Lands- BMO, the first of four hour-long breakout specials resurrecting the Emmy and Peabody award-winning franchise Adventure Time.Thursday, July 9: The premiere of the three-part documentary series Expecting Amy, an unfiltered and intimate view into comedian Amy Schumer’s life on tour creating a stand-up special during her difficult pregnancy, directed and edited by Alexander Hammer, and the adult animated comedy Close Enough, a hilarious look at the surreal life of a millennial family living with roommates, from J.G. Quintel, creator of the Emmy-winning Regular Show.Thursday, July 16: Multi- generational family docusoap The House of Ho, chronicling the daily lives of patriarch Binh Ho, matriarch Hue Ho, their daughter Judy Ho, their son Washington Ho and his wife Lesley Ho, Aunt Tina, and Cousin Sammy, lands on the platform.Thursday, July 23:Cartoon Network Studios’ animated children’s series Tig n’ Seek, following eight-year-old Tiggy and his gadget-building cat Gweeseek, pounces onto the service.Thursday, July 30:Scripted comedy Frayed, which follows a wealthy Londoner as she travels back to the Australian home she escaped as a teen, and the unscripted heartwarming British animal rescue series The Dog House have their U.S. premieres.Thursday, August 6:(Photo by Courtesy of HBO Max)HBO Max announced in late April that it has acquired rights to distribute has acquired worldwide rights to An American Pickle, which will be released on August 6 under the upcoming platform’s Warner Max label. The film, starring Seth Rogen in dual leading roles, is an adaptation of the 2013 New Yorker series Sell Out by Simon Rich who also adapts, and is directed by Brandon Trost, the cinematographer from Rogen’s previous films This is the End, Neighbors, and The Interview.HBO Max announced in a statement that it had acquired the film from Sony Pictures so that it would not be delayed due to Covid-19 theater closures and will reach audiences this year.The film is based on Rich’s New Yorker novella and stars Rogen as Herschel Greenbaum, a struggling laborer who immigrates to America in 1920 with dreams of building a better life for his beloved family. One day, while working at his factory job, he falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years. The brine preserves him perfectly and when he emerges in present day Brooklyn, he finds that he hasn’t aged a day. But when he seeks out his family, he is troubled to learn that his only surviving relative is his great grandson, Ben Greenbaum (also played by Rogen), a mild-mannered computer coder whom Herschel can’t even begin to understand.(Photo by HBO Max)Previously announced HBO Max Originals:HBO Max has ordered three series from J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot:Overlook is a horror-thriller series inspired by and featuring iconic characters from Stephen King novel The Shining, which Stanley Kubrick adapted into 1980 horror classic of the same name. The series “explores the untold, terrifying stories of the most famous haunted hotel in American fiction.” Bad Robot, King, and Warner Bros. Television previously collaborated on horror series Castle Rock for Hulu. Duster will be co-written by Abrams and LaToya Morgan (The Walking Dead). Set in the 1970’s Southwest, the life of a gutsy getaway driver for a growing crime syndicate goes from awful to wildly, stupidly, dangerously awful. The series is produced by WBTV. The third will be a series based on DC characters in the Justice League Dark Universe with details to be revealed soon.The Fungies! from Stephen Neary and Cartoon Network Studios, is a prehistoric comedy that explores Fungietown through the whimsical quests of Seth, a young student at Fungietown Elementary.Tig N’ Seek from Myke Chilian and Cartoon Network Studios is about 8-year-old Tiggy and his gadget-building cat, Gweeseek, as they search for the lost items of Wee Gee City. With Tiggy’s cheerful attitude and Gweeseek’s exceptional inventing capabilities, the duo humorously navigate day-to-day dilemmas at the Department of Lost and Found.Tooned Out executive produced by Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future), is a half-hour, hybrid live-action and animated comedy. Things get a little cartoony for Mac when he starts seeing iconic cartoon characters in his life, but they’re not just there for laughs, they’re helping him get through a very rough patch in his life.Jellystone a new animated children’s comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation that will welcome viewers to the town of Jellystone, where their favorite Hanna-Barbera characters live, work, play, and stir up trouble together.DC Super Hero High a half-hour comedy series executive produced by Elizabeth Banks (Charlie’s Angels, Pitch Perfect, Shrill), which follows a group of students experiencing the fun and drama of adolescence at a boarding school for gifted kids. These teens are just trying to navigate the pressures of high school, but none of them realize that someday they will become legendary DC Super Heroes.Rap Sh*t (working title) from Issa Rae (Insecure, A Black Lady Sketch Show) is a half-hour comedy series that follows a female rap group from outside of Miami trying to make it in the music industry.College Girls (working title) the latest series from Mindy Kaling (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Late Night, The Mindy Project, The Office), is a 13-episode half-hour, single-camera comedy following three 18-year-old freshman roommates at Evermore College in Vermont who are equal parts lovable and infuriating.Strange Adventures a DC Super Hero anthology series executive produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Titans, Doom Patrol), will feature characters from across the DC canon. This one-hour drama series will explore close-ended morality tales about the intersecting lives of mortals and superhumans.A Green Lantern–inspired series from Berlanti Productions, the series will finally introduce characters from this iconic comic in Berlanti’s biggest series yet.A series of stand-up specials presented by Conan O’Brien, the series will feature five new comedy specials. O’Brien will host two specials, featuring short sets from multiple up-and-coming comics while also curating one-hour sets from three comedians. In addition HBO Max has purchased the rights to a one-hour special from comedian James Veitch.Raised by Wolves (pictured above) an epic serialized sci-fi series executive produced and directed by Ridley Scott (The Martian, Blade Runner, Alien: Covenant) centering on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet.Bobbie Sue is a feature-length film starring Golden Globe–winner Gina Rodriquez (Jane the Virgin) following the story of a headstrong young lawyer who lands a career-making case with an upper crust law firm, only to realize she’s been hired for optics and not her expertise. Let Them All Talk (working title) an original film directed by Oscar and Emmy award-winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Behind the Candelabra) about a celebrated author (Meryl Streep) who takes a journey with some old friends (Candice Bergen and Dianne Weist) to have some fun and heal old wounds. Her nephew (Lucas Hedges) comes along to wrangle the ladies and finds himself involved with a young literary agent (Gemma Chan).UNpregnant adapted from the young adult HarperCollins novel authors Jenni Hendriks (How I Met Your Mother) and Ted Caplan (music editor for The Hate U Give, The Greatest Showman), from PICTURESTART and Berlanti Productions, the film tackles complicated friendships and the difficult road to adulthood, all while in a stolen El Camino.Ellen DeGeneres original series HBO Max ordered three original shows from the Emmy-winning daytime talk show host straight to series: Ellen’s Home Design Challenge, First Dates Hotel, and Little Ellen, as well as docu-series Finding Einstein in development.Grease: Rydell High the musical spin-off series is inspired by the 1978 Golden Globe–nominated film Grease.Superintelligence an original film starring Melissa McCarthy (Spy, The Heat, Bridesmaids), the comedy is directed by Ben Falcone (Life of the Party, Tammy) and written by Steve Mallory (The Boss) and slated to premiere at the streaming service s launch.Equal four-part docu-series that captures the gripping and true backstories of LGBTQ+ movement leaders and unsung heroes, pre-Stonewall, who changed the course of American history through their tireless activism.Gossip Girl (a reboot of the title with new cast) eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. No word yet on whether original cast members will appear.Dune: The Sisterhood an adaptation of Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson’s book based in the world created by Frank Herbert’s book Dune, from director Denis Villeneuve.Tokyo Vice based on Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat starring Ansel Elgort.The Flight Attendant a one-hour thriller series based on the novel by Chris Bohjalian, which will star Kaley Cuoco, who is also executive producing alongside Greg Berlanti.Station Eleven a post-apocalyptic limited series based on Emily St. John Mandel’s international bestseller, adapted by Patrick Somerville and directed by Hiro Murai.Made for Love a 10-episode, half-hour, straight-to-series adaptation based on the tragicomic novel of the same name by Alissa Nutting, also from Somerville and directed by S.J. Clarkson.Gremlins an animated series from Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Entertainment based on the original movie.gen:LOCK season 2 of the mecha animated Rooster Teeth series starring Michael B. Jordan.Full Bloom an eight-episode, hour-long competition series featuring 10 of America’s budding florists vying to be crowned America’s best.CNN Original Series and CNN Films nonfiction titles two new documentary series Heaven’s Gate and Generation Hustle (working title) and two new original documentary features under the working titles The Scoop and Persona.Birth, Wedding, Funeral a travel docu-series that is part of an overall deal with Lisa Ling.The Ho’s (working title) Lionsgate TV docu-series follow multi-generational Ho family as they grow their Houston empire.15 Minutes of Shame Produced by Six West, the documentary from executive producers Monica Lewinsky and Max Joseph (MTV’s Catfish) features Joseph with appearances by Lewinsky as they take an in-depth look at public shaming.Expecting Amy (working title) from Emmy award–winner Amy Schumer, the documentary takes viewers behind-the-scenes as Schumer goes through an extraordinarily difficult pregnancy while touring to prepare for a stand-up special.Brad Gary Go To… (working title) food, travel, and fashion series will follow Brad Goreski and Gary Janetti on globe-trotting escapades.
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8.17.6 7月喜迎Hallmark)Airs: Saturday, Nov. 24 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Alicia Witt, Colin FergusonEmma (Witt) returns home to celebrate Christmas for the last time with her siblings in the house they grew up in. After their parents recent passing, the siblings reluctantly agree to sell the family home on Honeysuckle Lane, leaving Emma in charge of its belongings. While Emma s mother s collection is being appraised, they find a hidden surprise that takes them on a journey to discover the power of love and family during the holidays.A Shoe Addict’s Christmas(Photo by ©2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Steven Ackerman)Airs: Sunday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Candace Cameron Bure, Luke Macfarlane, Jean SmartNoelle (Bure) is at a crossroads, in which it seems that love, a connection with her father, and her dream career are out of reach. Staying late at her job in a department store on snowy Christmas Eve, Noelle accidentally gets locked in after closing. She isn t too concerned about spending the night in the store — until a quirky woman appears, claiming to be her guardian angel. Noelle soon finds herself revisiting Christmases past, present, and future, as she must work with her new neighbor — a handsome, Christmas-loving firefighter — to plan the annual Christmas Charity Gala. Will visiting the holidays of yesterday and tomorrow help Noelle take new chances and discover the true spirit of Christmas?Mingle All the WayAirs: Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Jen Lilley, Brant Daugherty, Lindsay WagnerMingle All the Way founder Molly (Lilley) is determined to prove to her family that her new networking app, designed to pair busy professionals together for upcoming events without long-term romance, is a success. So she joins the app and meets another busy professional, Jeff (Daugherty), but they are horrified to realize that they ve already had two disastrous previous encounters. They agree to stay matched for all their upcoming engagements, however, and as the pair gets closer over the holiday season, their business arrangement might turn into something more.Christmas Wonderland(Photo by Hallmark)Airs: Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Emily Osment, Ryan RottmanSuccessful art gallery curator Heidi (Osment), who left her small town of Pleasant Valley with the dream of one day becoming a successful painter, has put her own art on hold. A week before the gallery s big Christmas party, she must return home to watch her niece and nephew and comes face to face with her high school love, Chris (Rottman), now a teacher. As Heidi spends more time in Pleasant Valley helping Chris plan the Christmas dance, she finds herself torn between life in the city and Pleasant Valley.A Majestic ChristmasAirs: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Jerrika Hinton, Christian VincentChristmas in the charming town of Briar Falls will be bittersweet for architect Nell (Hinton) this year, when she returns to her hometown to turn the historic Majestic Playhouse into a modern multiplex, much to the town s objections. The Playhouse has been home to their annual Christmas tableaux, which will now come to an end. Even though the renovation is her first big promotion, Nell wishes she hadn t been chosen for it, especially when she meets the new owner of the theater, Connor (Vincent), whose vision and ideas clash with her own. Connor hasn t had much experience celebrating Christmas, so Nell hopes that if she can give him a crash course during Briar Falls Twelve Day Festival and that he might just change his mind.Once Upon a Christmas Miracle(Photo by Hallmark)Airs: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Aimee Teegarden, Brett DaltonTold she would have less than a few months to live without a liver transplant, Heather Krueger s (Teegarden) time was running out when a kind stranger, Chris Dempsey (Dalton), heard of her plight and discovered he was a perfect match. The two met and before long a friendship developed into romance. The movie follows Heather and Chris journey over three Christmases as his selfless gesture leads to a Christmas miracle for everyone involved.Homegrown Christmas(Photo by ©2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Kailey Schwermann)Airs: Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Lori Loughlin, Victor WebsterAfter stepping down from her CEO dream job, Maddie (Loughlin) heads home for the holidays to gain perspective and runs into her old high school sweetheart Carter (Webster). Tensions quickly arise, and when forced to put on a Christmas dance for the local high school together, Carter and Maddie must put their differences aside and rediscover what made them fall in love all those years ago.Memories of ChristmasJean BentleyAirs: Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Christina Milian, Mark TaylorNoelle (Milian) was raised by the queen of Christmas. When she inherits her late mother s house, she finds out that her mother had been hiring someone to decorate it — Dave (Taylor), who convinces Noelle to let him carry on the tradition. As the display goes up, Noelle s defenses start to come down. She embraces the town s Christmas gala that was her mother s legacy, finds unexpected love, and develops a joy for the holidays that she never thought possible.Welcome to Christmas(Photo by ©2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Allister Foster)Airs: Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Jennifer Finnigan, Eric MabiusReal estate developer Madison Lane (Finnigan) must find a location for a new ski resort, and her boss tells her to take a trip to Christmas, Colorado, to consider the location and the incentive package they re offering. When a fender-bender with the town s welcome sign delays Madison, Sheriff Gage McBride (Mabius) gives her a ride into town so she can make her meeting while the car is towed and repaired. Little does Madison know, the town is on a mission to convince her that Christmas is the best place for the new ski resort. Madison grows to love the community and the spirit of Christmas that runs throughout, but is a resort really the right move for Christmas? Or would the town be better off keeping its charm and traditions intact?Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas(Photo by Hallmark)Airs: Sunday, Dec.9 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Josh Henderson, Megan ParkIt s the last Friday before Christmas in New York City and a massive storm is brewing. Small-town business woman Cara Hill (Park) is meeting with her banker while country music star Heath Sawyer (Henderson) is playing Madison Square Garden. When the flight to Tulsa they re both booked on is canceled, this unlikely pair of strangers winds up traveling together. Each has a secret — Heath hasn t written a song since his father died, and Cara s mother recently passed and her family s jam business is failing. Will Christmas provide a miracle — and a chance at love? Based on the Blake Shelton song.Entertaining Christmas(Photo by Hallmark)Airs: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Jodie Sweetin, Brendan FehrThe name of cookbook author, crafting expert, and television personality Claire is synonymous with perfection. As she contemplates retirement, her daughter Kara (Sweetin) is poised to become the new face of the Livingston brand. The only trouble is, Kara can t cook, sew, or do any of the signature things her mother is known for. When a young girl posts a video online requesting Claire s help to welcome home her deployed father for Christmas, Kara is sent in her place in an effort to prove herself a worthy successor to the board of directors and win the job. As Kara does her best to make a good impression, she gets more than she bargained for when the young girl s uncle (Fehr) turns out to be a reporter for the local paper, looking for his next story.Northern Lights of Christmas(Photo by Hallmark)Airs: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Ashley Williams, Corey SevierThe life of aspiring pilot Zoey Hathaway (Williams) is thrown off course when she unexpectedly inherits a reindeer farm, along with the dangerously handsome ranch hand Alec Wynn (Sevier). Zoey is now buried in taking care of reindeer and all the Christmas responsibilities and isn t sure about Alec, who has his own ideas how best to run things. Alec, who has never had many people have faith in him, opens up when Zoey invests trust in him, and the two fall for each other.A Gingerbread Romance(Photo by ©2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Kailey Schwerman)Airs: Sunday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Duane HenryWith Christmas just weeks away, the architecture firm Taylor (Mowry-Hardrict) works for enters her in a contest in which the teams will design and build life-sized gingerbread houses. After the contest, Taylor will likely be getting a promotion to a position in another city. The firm teams her up with Isabelle, a renowned French pastry chef with whom Taylor instantly locks horns. When Isabelle backs out, Taylor stumbles into a local bakery and meets Adam (Henry), a baker and single dad. In an act of desperation, Taylor convinces Adam to partner with her for the contest, arguing that winning would give the bakery and his designs much-needed exposure. For years Taylor has been resistant to call anywhere home for fear it will only be temporary. But the time she spends with Adam and his daughter in their cozy house, decorating for the holidays and exploring the town at Christmas, fills her with a longing for a place to call home.Small Town ChristmasAirs: Saturday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Kristoffer Polaha, Ashley NewbroughAuthor Nell Phillips (Newbrough) first book has become a surprise bestseller of the Christmas season. Nell s last stop on a nationwide book tour takes her to the town of Springdale, the hometown of Emmett Turner (Polaha), a young man she met over five years ago while both were junior copy editors at a New York publishing company. Nell was hurt when Emmett stood her up for a dinner date and then disappeared from New York without any explanation. As Nell is quick to admit, Emmett s colorful, nostalgic anecdotes about Springdale inspired her to write this book that is shaping her life and especially this holiday season.Jingle Around the Clock(Photo by Hallmark)Airs: Saturday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Brooke Nevin, Michael CassidyWhen Elle Bennet (Nevin) decides to reunite her college friends for a special Christmas celebration, her plans are thwarted by an opportunity at work she can t pass up: spearheading a Christmas campaign relaunch to prove she s ready for a career-altering promotion. She s forced to team up with advertising campaign fixer Max (Cassidy), who has a completely different take on the holidays, but as Elle and Max work together and learn more about each other s Christmas traditions, they unexpectedly find themselves falling for each other. Despite being pulled in so many directions and with the help of a little Christmas magic, will Elle pull off the perfect Christmas reunion, earn the promotion of her dreams, and ultimately find the love she s been searching for?Christmas at Grand Valley(Photo by Hallmark)Airs: Saturday, Dec. 22 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Danica McKellar, Brennan ElliottBurned out from the hubbub of the Chicago gallery world, artist Kelly (McKellar) returns home to the picturesque Grand Valley just in time for Christmas. Maybe her favorite town s shining season will reinvigorate her love of art and guide her down her next path. Leo (Elliott), businessman and all-star dad to his children, struggles to balance his time this holiday season. When he is assigned to review a hotel in Grand Valley for its value, he sees this as the perfect opportunity for a Christmas family vacation. When Kelly and Leo s worlds collide, she re-experiences her favorite Grand Valley traditions with Leo and his children and begins to find her way back to her passion for art.Christmas Made to OrderAirs: Sunday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Alexa PenaVega, Jonathan BennettWhen architect and Christmas amateur Steven (Bennett) finds himself hosting his family for Christmas, he recruits holiday coordinator Gretchen (PenaVega) to bring holiday joy to his home. Gretchen s expert Christmas spirit brings Steven s family together, but neither expected it to bring them closer to each other. After a great opportunity presents itself to Gretchen, she and Steven must decide what s really important in life.Christmas Bells are RingingAirs: Sunday, Dec. 23 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies MysteriesStars: Emilie Ullerup, Josh KellyFreelance photographer Samantha (Ullerup) returns to Cape Cod for the first time since the death of her mother years earlier. She s going to celebrate her father s Christmas Eve wedding to the lovely Helen, but is anxious to revisit past memories. Having never been to the Cape during winter, however, she finds that it is a whole new experience. On deadline for a big Christmas spread that could ignite her career, she enlists the help of her childhood friend, Mike (Kelly), to show her around. In the time she spends in Cape Cod with her dad, Helen, and Mike, she finds meaning in her creative pursuits, falls in love, and realizes that Christmas is wherever your family is.When Calls the Heart: The Greatest Christmas BlessingAirs: Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Jack Wagner, Lori Loughlin, Erin KrakowWhen a group of orphans become stranded in Hope Valley for Christmas, their caretakers — sisters who have a mysterious backstory — lead Bill (Wagner) to investigate the circumstances of their arrival. He discovers the sisters and their orphanage are in jeopardy, so Abigail (Loughlin) and the other residents rally to make it a Christmas to remember for the orphans. Elizabeth (Krakow) organizes her students to engage in selfless gift-giving. That, along with a Christmas miracle, help bring wonder, hope, joy, and love to all.A Midnight KissAirs: Saturday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. on HallmarkStars: Carlos PenaVega, Adelaide KaneWith only one week to prepare, Lisa Patterson (Kane) and her family of party planners are given the biggest job in their company s history: a New Year s Eve party for tech entrepreneur Megan Clark. But when her brother breaks his leg and her parents head off on a planned vacation, Lisa must reluctantly enlist the help of her brother s visiting college buddy, David Campos (PenaVega), to help her pull off the event. But what Lisa didn t plan on was falling in love in the process.
Frances, starring Jessica Lange, is one of those movies that for me was quite connected to my wanting to be an actor. I had obviously been to the movies many times as a young person, but I think I was about 14, or 15 when I was at home on a Sunday, and this movie I turned a channel, and it was on cable, or whatever cable was at that time. And it was midway through the movie, and I just was transfixed and went out, back when we could go to the video store, and I rented it, so I could watch it from the beginning. And to me, it s just an extraordinary portrait of an actress. Frances Farmer, I didn t have knowledge about her and her work, but also whatever I knew of her working-wise, I certainly didn t know anything about her real life, which is really tragic, and a painful movie to watch.Jessica Lange gives one of the greatest performances, and it was my introduction to Kim Stanley, who is actually the screensaver on one of my cell phones. [The pictures is] from her performance in Bus Stop, not from Frances; it’s just been on my phone for I don t even know how long. And just again, there s a thematic thread here [with Frances]: it s another story about mother and daughter. At its core that s what it s about. And I just find it incredibly powerful. It was just like watching two acting titans and thinking, Oh, if that s what acting is, I want to do that. And of course, I ve come to learn that a lot of times acting doesn t get to be that, but every once in a while you get to touch on that, and it was really inspiring – and another movie poster I had in house.What was it like then to get to work so closely and frequently with Jessica Lange?Well, that was one of those moments that I ll never forget. I actually first worked with her on Broadway. We did a production in 2005 of Glass Menagerie, which is where we first met when I was about 29 years old. And I ll never forget sitting in a room waiting, which was part of the process of getting a job, but you had to do your final audition with Jessica. And for someone like me, who is such an enormous fan [of Jessica] – she’s someone who I credit with really igniting the acting fire for me, and someone whose career I would love to have emulated, so it s a very big scary day for me. I remember hearing her walk down the hallway. And I remember saying out loud – without even realizing it – I said, Oh, gosh, here she comes. And I didn t even realize I said it out loud, and I was in a room full of people: the directors, the casting directors. I m sure they were just absolutely terrified that I was gonna blow the whole thing by not being able to speak, but… Now, [working with Jessica] has evolved into something where I don t burst into tears every time I get a phone call from [her]. Do you know what I mean? It s landed in a place where I recognize that we’re actually people who have a working history together that is based on something real and not just my absolute adoration of her.
Jacqueline Coley for Rotten Tomatoes: Just out of curiosity why d you want to go back to genre?Jim Jarmusch: Well, I don t even think of it really is a horror film exactly. I think of it as a comedy with some dark threads in it. I m not real analytical. I wanted to make the first idea of it. I wanted to make a film with humor similar to a film we made years ago called Coffee and Cigarettes. It felt like the same job.That s funny because here we call it Coffee, Cigarettes, and Zombies.Jarmusch: I mean that s sort of the impetus for the whole thing so honestly that s good to hear.Tell us about the premiere at Cannes.Jarmusch: It was pretty weird, to be honest. It s like showing our film to some film people, but also like 1,500 executives from L Oréal. It s kind of strange. But that s part of Cannes. Cannes is more and more each year kind of like a convention. I wasn t in favor of it being the opening night film, but the people who financed it, and my producers, I sort of let them all vote, and said, I will defer to what you guys all think. I kind of think they wanted it because they could get our cast on the red carpet. But other than that I don t know the motives. It was interesting. I don t want to just totally dis it. It was weird for me though, I must say. But I was also happy to be there together with members of the cast and Fred Elmes, our DP, and Catherine George, our costume designer. So you know, it was a positive thing on some level. [Laughs] I guess.But that standing ovation was pretty great. Jarmusch: Yeah, it was so fun. For me, the best things I love about Cannes are I like the press conferences when you have your collaborators there and I don t know that was kind of fun. And Bill Murray during the photo call was hilarious and amazing.The Dead Don t Die opens in select theaters on June 14th.
(Photo by Neon)When the Pig trailer surfaced ahead of its July theatrical debut, audiences were baffled. Was this Nicolas Cage movie, ostensibly the story of a Pacific Northwest recluse and his stolen truffle pig, going to be a revenge thriller like Mandy? Would it be in the realm of recent Rage Cage (TM) genre offerings, including Willy s Wonderland and Color Out of Space?Pig – which hits platforms today like Vudu and Amazon Prime – is, in fact, nothing like those. And what Pig reveals itself to be is perhaps even more audacious: A deeply melancholic and meditative drama, with a towering, career-best performance from Cage as the withdrawn yet sympathetic former chef Rob Feld, who cuts into the dark underbelly of the gourmet dining scene. In our Critics Consensus, we sum it up: Like the animal itself, Pig defies the hogwash of expectations with a beautiful odyssey of loss and love anchored by Nicolas Cage s affectingly raw performance. With such a full trough of laurels and plaudits, no surprise then that Pig is currently the best-reviewed live-action movie of Cage s career: It s Certified Fresh with a Tomatometer score of 97% after 151 reviews. I wanted to get back to a kind of a quiet, meditative, internalized performance, Cage tells us in a recent interview. It was something that I felt I had the life experience for and the memories and the dreams, if you will, to portray without forcing it. In our list of every Nicolas Cage movie ranked by Tomatometer, you ll see that Pig s Tomatometer score actually matches Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse s, where he voiced Spider-Man Noir. But since Spider-Verse has more reviews (391 total) hanging off its 97% score, we give the no. 1 spot to the beloved animated superhero blockbuster.Other Certified Fresh Nic Cage movies in the 90th-percentile include Leaving Las Vegas (for which he won the Best Actor Oscar), Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, Raising Arizona, Adaptation, Face/Off, and Moonstruck.Pig is in theaters and streaming now. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
We also see that Alexandria is thriving in certain ways; more crops, more organized, new structures and buildings, and they ve got a pretty well-oiled society going on within the walls. Can we assume Eugene has been a big part of engineering all that as well?McDermitt: Yeah, we saw that in the first five episodes. He was working on the plans for the bridge. He is the big brain that brings it all together. But the communities are definitely working together to make that happen, not kind of like just one person, which is awesome. Each community is six years older as well, and it s possible that we have other survivors that we ve come in contact with that maybe know a thing or two about building a pizza oven or whatever we were going to add. It s not all just on Eugene, so that s allowed him to continue to build his confidence as a survivor, learn how to be proficient in knives and that sort of thing.His last big interaction with Rick was Rick telling him how important he was to their family, to their community, at a time when Eugene was apologizing for not having done more. You could tell, visibly, it meant a lot to Eugene to hear that from someone he respected so much. How much of that evolution of Eugene and this new confidence in him is a result of having gotten that praise, that recognition, that respect from Rick?McDermitt: I think you nailed it perfectly. I think that s exactly it. He s received the recognition from Abraham back in season 6 when Eugene stepped up to take the RV and try to lead the Saviors away. Abraham said, You are a survivor, like, you are a person who can live in this world and be self-sufficient. That was huge for them, that moment. And then as we see him get kidnapped by Negan,Negan starts to (spark) more and more value within Eugene. I think Eugene needs that affirmation; he needs people to say, Hey, you re not just this guy that s annoying me. You actually add value to this group. And I think to finally get that last piece from Rick was awesome. It was something that he d never had, and he had been with Rick a long time. Not that Rick was mistreating him or anything, but it was this thing: Eugene said, “If I could have done more —” and Rick said, “Don’t say that. You did all this, and after everything, that is everything.” That’s a huge moment for Eugene. I think without that, we may not have seen Eugene, who he is after the six-year time jump.(Photo by Gene Page/AMC)His new confidence allows him to try to take his friendship with Rosita to the next level, too. Do you think he s always been in love with Rosita?McDermitt: I think he s always been girl crazy, and I think with her, she is probably the person that he s closest with who s left within this group of survivors. He s just always had an eye on her and been attracted to her, but also, they have a brother-sister relationship more than anything, so maybe he s never really stepped up to do anything. But I think what s really driving this is seeing that Rosita and Gabriel are together, Eugene maybe feeling left out, like, “How come I didn t get a chance?” He says, “Look, I get it: Machete-wielding men of the cloth aren t exactly a dime a dozen. If that s your thing, that s your thing. But there s other people, people who ve known you longer, people with a different set of skills that —” And as he s evolving and growing into this bigger survivor who can be extremely self-sufficient — we see Daryl off living on his own. It wouldn t surprise me if Eugene feels like he could do that, too, if push came to shove.I think he s been wanting to not be left out for his whole life. I don t know that he would necessarily settle down if the apocalypse didn’t happen. He s just comfortable being him, but he s grown so much it s like, OK, maybe I should try a relationship. And who s the person I know the best? And that would be Rosita.What do you think Eugene s romance history is? Do you think he s ever been in love before? Had he ever dated before? Or as you said, that just wasn t something that was really important to him before the apocalypse?McDermitt: I ve always assumed that he s never really dated. He was just comfortable being — I always thought he lived with his mother — just comfortable being in his own world, playing his video games and eating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, and stuff like that. This Week s Ketchup brings you seven headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as One-Punch Man, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 2, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage. This WEEK S TOP STORYSONY DELAYS SPIDER-MAN AND VENOM SEQUELS, MOVES UP UNCHARTED(Photo by ©Marvel/©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)This week saw a number of release date changes for some of Sony s biggest titles, beginning with the Venom sequel, starring Tom Hardy as the titular anti-hero and Woody Harrelson as (presumably) the crimson red serial killer Carnage. That movie had been scheduled for October 2, 2020, but Venom 2 became Venom: Let There Be Carnage as it got bumped back eight months to next summer on June 25, 2021 (taking the spot where The Batman previously was to have been released). Sony Pictures also quickly took advantage of the announcement to Tweet out a brief teaser of the new title. Then, late on Friday, Sony further announced that its third Spider-Man film featuring the MCU s Tom Holland, which was set to open on July 16, 2021, will be pushed back four months to November 5, the release date of Marvel s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which was itself then also pushed back to March 5, 2022. Remember that domino effect we were talking about? Holland s other big film, the video game adaptation Uncharted, was then moved forward from October 8, 2021 to replace the untitled Spider-Man sequel in the now-vacant July 16 slot. To top it all off, the sequel to the Oscar-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which had been planned for April 8, 2022, was also pushed back six months to October 7 of the same year. Whew!Other Top Headlines1. WARNER BROS. DELAYS THE RELEASES OF THE BATMAN AND SHAZAM 2 (Photo by Matt Reeves)Some of the movies originally scheduled for the summer of 2020 have been pushed back because of COVID-19, which has resulted in a domino effect, with their delays leading to delays in other films. In some cases, the movies scheduled for next year that were supposed to be filming right now need that much more extra time to get filmed, get through post-production, and get released. Few movies need quite as much time as supehero movies do, so it was probably always inevitable that Warner Bros. would have to push some of their 2021 and 2022 DC Comics movies back a bit. The biggest film being delayed is The Batman, from 6/25/2021 to October 1, 2021. Shazam! 2 was to have been released on April 1, 2022, but is now scheduled for November 4, 2022. Another studio that delayed two of their big franchise movies is Paramount Pictures, which has delayed Mission: Impossible 7 from 7/23/2021 to 11/19/2021 and Mission: Impossible 8 from 8/5/2022 to 11/4/2022, which is a curious move because it means they just put their big Tom Cruise action movie right up against the Shazam! sequel that also just moved.2. ARE YOU READY FOR (MORE) SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK? (Photo by CBS Films)Lionsgate probably did not have as big of box office success with last year s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Certified Fresh at 78%) (5 million worldwide) as they might have hoped, but the PG-13 horror film was also produced relatively cheaply ( million), and it s also one that should have a good shelf life, since it can be revived every Halloween for a new generation of kids. That is presumably part of why Paramount Pictures (taking over from CBS Films) felt confident enough with the possible new franchise as they have pulled the trigger on a sequel by hiring the same director and writers. Director André Øvredal (Trollhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe) and writers Dan and Kevin Hageman can now spend their COVID-19 stay-at-home time working on a new set of stories from Alvin Schwartz s original anthology books for the next movie. Which stories from the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books do you think should be adapted for the second movie?3. A HUNGER GAMES PREQUEL IS IN THE WORKS(Photo by Murray Close/Lionsgate courtesy Everett Collection)Before Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace came out over 20 years ago, there was a time when people were perhaps more optimistic about a popular franchise going back a generation to tell a prequel story about the franchise s big bad villain. Now, people look back at the Star Wars prequels and many think three movies about the young Darth Vader were maybe not a great deal, but hey, another popular franchise would never make the same mistake, right? Tell that to the people who mad The Hunger Games, because author Suzanne Collins has written an upcoming novel called The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (5/19/2020) about the future villain Coriolanus Snow when he was a young 18-year-old man. Lionsgate has quickly picked up the rights to The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which will again be directed by Francis Lawrence, who directed all of the Hunger Games movies except the first one. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes tells the story of young Coriolanus Snow, who is frustrated when he discovers he has been assigned to mentor the girl tribute from impoverished District 12 (the same district that Jennifer Lawrence s Katniss Everdeen will also eventually come from).4. POPULAR ANIME FRANCHISE ONE-PUNCH MAN GETS LIVE-ACTION ADAPTATION(Photo by Viz Media)Although last year s Pokemon: Detective Pikachu was usually credited as being a success for video game movies, the argumennt could also be made that it was just as much an adaptation of anime and manga, which is another type of live-action adaptation that has mostly struggled in Hollywood to date. As with most of these situations, it s inevitably just a matter of time before someone in the industry figures out the right project, which then becomes a big enough success that it opens the gates for others. Sony Pictures is gambling that perhaps the popular anime series One-Punch Man could be exactly that, as they are now developing a live-action One-Punch Man movie, which will be adapted for the big screen by Venom screenwriters Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. One-Punch Man tells the continuing adventures of a superhero called Saitama who has perfected his fighting abilities to the point where he can literally defeat any opponent with just one punch, but that overwhelming power has also left him bored with his life.
亚博网站注册 Watch: Director Sam Raimi and stunt coordinator Jeff Habberstad on the making of Spider-Man above.In 2019, Rotten Tomatoes turns 21, and to mark the occasion we’re celebrating the 21 Most Memorable Moments from the movies over the last 21 years. In this special video series, we speak to the actors and filmmakers who made those moments happen, revealing behind-the-scenes details of how they came to be and diving deep into why they’ve stuck with us for so long. Once we’ve announced all 21, it will be up to you, the fans, to vote for which is the most memorable moment of all. In this episode of our ‘21 Most Memorable Moments’ series, director Sam Raimi and stunt coordinator reveal how a cold night in the fake rain on the backlot helped shift the course for the superhero movies forever.VOTE FOR THIS MOMENT IN OUR 21 MOST MEMORABLE MOVIE MOMENTS POLLThe Movie: Spider-Man (2002) 90%It’s unthinkable today, but making a Spider-Man movie in 2002 was a risk. Hollywood had gone cold on the superhero movie following the diminishing returns of the Batman movies, turning its attention to fantasy epics and series instead. Making a superhero movie with a somewhat scrawny, emotionally vulnerable kid at its center? With large portions playing out like a high-school comedy? Directed by the guy who made The Evil Dead? That was almost unthinkable. But Sony’s risk would pay off, with director Sam Raimi’s take on the Peter Parker character and the comic-book movie changing the next two decades of cinema that would follow. Here Raimi recalls how he had to fight passionately to get the job and execute his vision, while stunt coordinator Jeff Habberstad reveals how he helped bring that vision to life.Sam Raimi on set with Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. (Photo by ©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection)“My agent said, ‘OK, you re on the list. You re number 17.’” Sam Raimi: “I had always been a giant fan of Stan Lee s great comic books, Spider-Man chief among them, and I heard that Sony Pictures was going to make a movie of Spider-Man. So, I told my agent at the time I d really like to get a meeting to be considered for the film, and he told me at the time that Sony Pictures wasn t that interested in me as the director. I said, ‘Well, can they at least put me on the list somewhere down the line?’ And he called me back and said, OK, you re on the list. You re number 17.’ I said, ‘What does that mean?’ He said, ‘It means there s 16 directors they d rather meet with before you.’ And I said, ‘Great.’ So, the months went on and I didn t hear any response, and I called the agent. I said, ‘How s it going?’ And he called me back and said, ‘Well, you re number seven.’ I finally worked my way into an actual meeting with them, and they said, ‘Tell us about the movie you wanna make.’ All I did was I told them about my great love for Stan Lee s comic book, Spider-Man, and what it was to me. And for me, it was a great love story with a real human being at center, Peter Parker. Somebody I could really identify with. Somebody who had to do homework. Someone who the girls weren t crazy about. Somebody who was bullied. And, somebody who came from a broken home. And yet, he had to rise up in his off-hours and become this hero to protect the city, and I thought that was so moving. It seemed like they had never heard that version before, which is everything that Stan Lee did in his comics. And they called me up sometime later and said I had the job.”“It just came to everybody s mind in Hollywood that a superhero should be a strong, tall, leading man… like how the great Christopher Reeves played Superman.”Raimi: “Tobey was my first, and really, my only choice for the role. He s very sensitive as a human being, and he s a great actor, and so he understands the inner pain that Peter Parker feels, but knows to keep it hidden, and not to wear his heart on his sleeve. But at the time, Sony Pictures, headed up by Amy Pascal, didn t see why he was the right choice for the role. I think the humanistic superhero hadn t yet really hit the screens yet… It just came to everybody s mind in Hollywood that a superhero should be strong, tall, leading man, have a lot of power or gravitas he should be like how George Clooney played Batman or how the great Christopher Reeves played Superman. I was successful when I finally was able to communicate to Amy over the course of months of writing, working on the scripts with the writers, and doing pre-production, that we re really making the story of a boy who learns responsibility. And I think when she finally understood the character that Stan Lee had created, she realized that Tobey was the right choice, and finally relented and allowed me to cast him. It s very rare for me to have worked with a studio that actually listened [which Sony did], that actually understands that the director has a vision for a project and listens and knows to support that vision. It was a very new experience for me. Especially when it s contrary to their vision.”Raimi fought to cast Maguire as Spider-Man. (Photo by ©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection)“We need to put more weight in the landing. We need to really show that the web is taking on the stretch.”Raimi: “I had great graphic images all through my childhood years of how Spider-Man lands, what his pose looks like, how he swings from a web. I d seen all these great artists artistic renderings. The job was not really difficult to come up with a vision, because it existed. It was to bring that vision to the big screen. How would we do that? How would we get actors to move in a way through space that only a comic book artist could depict? It really wasn t realistic. It was fantasy. How could we bring that to life and make it real for the audience? It happens on a painstakingly slow frame-by-frame basis. So, that went on from the first day of drawing storyboard number one with my artists, to the last day of approving a CGI final. And it was all about, ‘He doesn t look real here. We need to put more weight in the landing. We need to really show that the web is taking on the stretch. It doesn t feel like it s affected by his swinging.’ It was all about the details of trying to make it seem like it could really happen, and if we could do that, we didn t even have to count on the spectacle being as high of a bar. Simply making it believable for the audience at the time would ve wowed them. That was my thinking, and so that s what we went for.”“He lands in a real comfortable-looking position for him, but for you and me, there s no way we could get into that position.”Jeff Habberstad: We had several different stunt doubles for Spider-Man. We had two primary ones, Mark Wagner and Chris Daniels. Wagner came from Cirque du Soleil and Chris came from a dancing background, and they were both extremely good acrobats and also extremely flexible. And the flexibility, when you see how Spider-Man looks just when he lands in the bottom of the boxing ring or on the side of a building, he stretches and lands in a real comfortable-looking position for him, but for you and me, there s no way we could get into that position. That s kind of what I saw in the comic books – you see him all curled up like a spider in this beautiful pose that you can t achieve. We definitely tried to achieve that as much as we possibly could.”Habberstad worked with two stuntmen to make the movement seem real and graceful. (Photo by ©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection)