可以看到，市面上有不少《航海王》的IP改编手游选择了卡牌、收集、回合制等玩法类别，这些显然也能借助于主线剧情，卡牌养成等内容还原出原作的精神表达。但不能忽视的是，另一个让《航海王》成为经典的重要原因，在于它的热血战斗场面，充满想象力的“恶魔果实”的存在让各种果实能力者往往能贡献充满惊喜和奇观的战斗场面，或任意延展身体，或化身元素体质，或变身猛兽等等，这些都是能直接释放观众肾上腺素的“秘密开关”。 As we all gear up for what will undoubtedly be the most subdued Halloween most of us have ever experienced in our lifetimes, it s nice to know we can still kick back at home and have the living daylights scared out of us. The easiest way to do that, of course, is to watch a terrifying horror movie, but with so many offerings in the genre, which films are the most likely to pull us to the edge of our seat and shock us right back into the fetal position?With all of that in mind, we decided to conduct a highly scientific survey to figure out what exactly is the scariest movie ever made, and to that end, we came up with a basic list of well-regarded classics and asked our fans on social media to contribute their suggestions. See below for our final list of 40 frightening horror flicks and vote for the one you think deserves to be called the Scariest Movie Ever!Do you feel like something is missing from the list? Let us know in the comments!
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You asked for it, and now it’s here. After all the fan campaigning and all the reshoots, the “Snyder Cut” of Justice League arrives on HBO Max this Friday, March 18. And while it’s not expected to officially change the direction of the DC Extended Universe at all, if the public reception is as positive as the first reviews of this director’s cut, then it’s likely to influence the franchise forever. According to experts, the new version of the 2017 superhero team-up is not just a lot bigger, but a lot better, too. Let’s get right into the details, shall we?Recommended: Zack Snyder Interview – The Director on Cyborg, Fandom, and Batman and Joker Coming TogetherRecommended: Michael Wilkinson On Creating the Costumes for Zack Snyder s Justice League (Gallery)Here’s what critics are saying about Zack Snyder’s Justice League:Is the Snyder Cut better than the theatrical version?I am happy to report that the intended vision is miles better than what audiences were subjected to back in 2017. Britany Murphy, Geeks of ColorIt finally becomes possible to see Justice League for the grand epic it was meant to be. Angie Han, MashableNo one can deny the chasm in quality between Snyder and Whedon’s vision. Dewey Singleton, AwardsWatchSnyder’s version is a better film, yes, but it’s no Superman swooping in at the last minute to save the day either… [it] isn’t immensely better. Matt Rodriguez, ShakefireMy mindset on this movie has changed from a disaster to a competently made, interesting misfire. Mike Ryan, UproxxYes, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is better than the theatrical cut of the film. Just about anything would have been. But the new edit also isn’t quite a movie. Joshua Rivera, PolygonZack Snyder s Justice League is just another bad Justice League. Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly(Photo by HBO Max)What s different?The cut also benefits from the inclusion of a lot more hope and optimism than the previous version, with the heroes working together with much more unity and purpose. Nicol
Watch: Co-writer Annie Mumolo and director Paul Feig on the making of Bridesmaids 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, Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo and director Paul Feig remember the notorious food-poisoning scene and the fantasy sequence from the original script that it replaced. VOTE FOR THIS MOMENT IN OUR 21 MOST MEMORABLE MOVIE MOMENTS POLLTHE MOVIE: Bridesmaids (2011) 90%Few comedies have rocked the movie industry like Bridesmaids did back in 2011. From the first draft of the script to a South by Southwest debut that had Hollywood talking, to a mega opening weekend and multiple Oscar nominations, this was always going to be a special comedy for the beginning of the new decade. But what makes the story of out-of-luck bridesmaid Annie (Kristen Wiig) stand out from so many other buzzy and celebrated comedies is that its impact has lasted, and continues to this day – not just in the career boosts it gave its leads and director, but in the way it changed the playing field for female-driven comedies and the creative minds who wanted to make them. It all started, according to co-writer Annie Mumolo, with an exciting meeting with a Hollywood producer… that never ended up happening, and her own experience as a “perpetual bridesmaid.”“That planted the seed for us. We thought, ‘Oh, maybe we should write something together.’ Annie Mumolo: Kristen [Wiig] and I had been writing and performing together at the Groundlings for years. We had an instant sort of chemistry there and we just had a lot of success with our sketches that we wrote together. So at one point a Hollywood producer approached us after a show and said, ‘You guys, you two have really good chemistry. I d love to have a meeting with you.’ At the same time, we had been talking about ‘maybe we should think of writing a movie sometime.’ And when he approached us we were very excited, [and] we exchanged information. Then we called him and he never called us back. That was it – I don t know. A bizarre thing. But it kind of planted the seed for us. We thought, ‘Oh maybe we should write something together.’ Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo (who featured in a scene) in Bridesmaids (Photo by Suzanne Hanover/©Universal Pictures)“Everyone I knew was getting married. All my cousins and friends. And I was a perpetual bridesmaid.”Mumolo: At the same time, everyone I knew was getting married. All my cousins and friends. And I was a perpetual bridesmaid. I was encountering all kinds of characters in my adventures. So we started talking about that idea and that was where it started. One moment that I think the whole emotional anchor of the movie came from was a moment [at my friend’s] wedding reception. You know how there s that big dramatic run out of the building, and they get into their car and drive away? And everyone s celebrating? I remember my last friend that got married, and the feeling I had as they ran out, got into their car – it was this very deep feeling of being left behind. I just remember standing there. You re very happy for them, and you want this to be happening to them, but you have this complicated sort of feeling. Because it makes you question, ‘Am I doing what I should be doing?’ “Within five minutes I got a call from Judd saying, ‘Alright we re going to do this.’”Paul Feig: It was in 2007, I was working on another movie and Judd [Apatow, who produced Bridesmaids] called me up and said, ‘Hey, we re doing a reading of this script that Kristen Wiig wrote.’ Kristen had just been in a movie I did called Unaccompanied Minors, and it was the first time she had ever been in a movie and I just loved her. I thought she was so funny, so I went to that script read. (One of the ironies is that Melissa McCarthy was one of the people reading, but she was reading other roles; she wasn t even reading that role.) I d always been wanting to do much more female-led comedy and projects in general, so after the read we all gave Kristen and Annie a bunch of notes and all that. Then I was busy with my movie, and then I would check in with Judd about that one occasionally, and he was, ‘Oh we re not sure what s going on yet,’ and then a year-and-a-half later he basically said, ‘It looks like it’s dead.’ [I said] ‘That s such a bummer because it was such a great chance to have all these great women [in a film together].’ Then it was 2010 when I got a call from my agent saying that that movie was actually going to go. They put me on list of possible directors to Judd and within five minutes I got a call from him saying, ‘Alright we re going to do this.’ Paul Feig and Kristen Wiig on the set (Photo by Suzanne Hanover/ ©Universal Pictures)“I believed so strongly from the beginning there was an audience for this. I just knew it.”Mumolo: All women that I know are very, very funny in their own way. And we really wanted to tap into that. I believed so strongly from the beginning there was an audience for this. I just knew it. And so did Judd. I remember there was an article I found, like in Entertainment Weekly or something, at some point, that said women make up to 60% of the moviegoing audience and yet there were no movies [being made for them]. This was back then; there were not a lot of movies that featured women. The women always in comedy tend to be sort of just an accessory: The wife holding a tray of lemonade, and [saying], ‘Honey, you re not going to go be crazy again are you? Uh-oh. The sort of baking, no-opinion woman who just stands there and holds lemonade. Or is always just watching her crazy, funny male partner have all the fun and be funny. But that was because you write what you know. And when men are writing movies, they write what they know. So we really just wrote what we knew. We didn t set out to make any grand statements or anything. We just felt like this should be done. So we did it. THE MOMENT: Food Poisoning Strikes at the Bridal StoreFeig recalls clearly the gory details of Bridesmaids’s most infamous scene – in which, after eating at a Brazilian restaurant chosen by Annie in an effort to upstage her rival Helen (Rose Byrne), the bride and her bridesmaids are struck down by food poisoning and proceed to s—t and vomit all over the bathroom of an upscale bridal store (and in one case, on the street outside). The filmmakers designed a pristine white set on which to stage the carnage, and made buckets of vomit from oatmeal, chopped peas, carrots, and other vegetables for maximum gross-out effect. It was to be the movie’s big “water cooler” moment, and it was one that was both hilarious and groundbreaking – these were comic actresses going for it in the kind of scene only men had been allowed to play in the past. But it was a somewhat controversial sequence behind the scenes: the dress-shop moment played out very differently in Wiig and Mumolo’s original script – no oatmeal was required – and the two writers were not eager to change directions. At least at first.“Naturally she sees Christian Bale there, who’s chopping wood without a shirt on…”Mumolo: We had a fantasy sequence where they go into the dress shop, and Kristen s character tries on this dress and she has this fantasy that when she wears this dress, she s all of a sudden in a castle. And all the men at the wedding are fawning over her. There s so many of them wanting her so badly [that] just to escape from the castle she goes running out into this field and runs into the forest. And she naturally sees Christian Bale there, who’s chopping wood without a shirt on. And they end up on a bearskin rug, and he was combing her hair, and it was this expansive sequence of her little love affair with Christian Bale. In the meantime, [back in the real world] Helen gets the women to get the dress she wants because Annie is caught up in her fantasy. So that was the original [scene]. And then I think Judd said at one point we ll never get Christian Bale to do this. And then we tried to put in Matt Damon and then we re like, As if we re going to get Matt Damon to do this.’ He was concerned we weren t going to get anybody to do it. And also he felt it needed harder comedy there, rather than what we had. So, we sadly let that go. We did not want to let that go. We loved that sequence. (Photo by Suzanne Hanover/ ©Universal Pictures)“This sequence doesn’t have enough hard comedy.”Feig: [The scene] was very funny but when we were in the re-write process, we all kind of felt like well maybe there s something that s a little more real-world that we can do with this that doesn t involve a fantasy sequence. It just came from a lot of talk about, ‘Well, what is her problem?’ Her problem is she doesn t have any money but she s trying to keep up with Helen and trying to look like she can outdo or match Helen and all these opulent things that Helen is doing for Lillian [played by Maya Rudolph]. And it just became, ‘Well what if she overextends herself and takes them to a restaurant that s cheap but she passes it off as being a great place?’ Mumolo: I think what Judd said was, ‘This sequence doesn t have enough hard comedy.’ It was a Friday night, and we had until Monday. He said, ‘Go write something that ends with they all get food poisoning and Megan s ts in the sink.’ I think [that] is what he said. Of course, when you hear something that way … it’s not going to sit well in the beginning. We went off and did our version. We had to sort of bring the female perspective into how a woman would deal with having food poisoning and trying to cover it up. On the day we started shooting it, while we were shooting it, we started feeling much more at peace with it. We both felt much more relieved, seeing how Paul handled it and seeing his approach to it. And Judd said we re going to shoot many versions of this, from the most conservative to the most – what s the word – the most extreme. “The funniest thing was just how everybody handles it up until the point when it all falls apart.”Feig: I know when that idea was come up with, Kristen was kind of like, ‘Wait what? What s going to happen?’ Because – very rightfully so – she was nervous that Judd and I, two guys who come from the rough and tumble world of comedy, were going to turn it into a guy s version of a woman s movie. And that s a very, very real concern. But we always just told her… this is the emotional reason why this is here and so this will illustrate this point in a very funny way and also in a way that will showcase her comedy. We wanted a big, physical water cooler scene set piece, as they call it in comedy, that could be super funny and active and really get some attention. But also none of us wanted to do a scene which is just going to be mayhem for mayhem s sake. To us the funniest thing was just how everybody handles it up until the point when it all falls apart. Will [Annie] admit to her enemy that she did something wrong? And so that s really what that scene s about. It could ve easily just been, oh everybody s throwing up and s tting and all of that, and shot at crazy wide angle lenses and just going far, far, far. But it just wouldn t have been funny without being grounded by the fact that there s Annie in the middle of it as everything is falling apart around her and all the evidence points to the fact that she really screwed up badly and she just won t admit it. Wiig with Rose Byrne who played Helen (Photo by Suzanne Hanover/ ©Universal Pictures)“It took about eight or nine test screenings to get the exact math right.”Feig: We shot more sequences, too, where Becca [Ellie Kemper] runs in and finds everybody and the bathroom s full with everybody throwing up, [and] she goes running down the hall thinking there s another bathroom at the end and runs into Whitney – the woman who runs the dress shop – throws opens the door of her office thinking it s a bathroom and projectile vomits across this pristine, white office. And all over this wedding photo of Whitney and her husband. That was one of the first ones we cut out because when we put the sequence together, we re like OK, that s just a bridge too far. At that, we re just settling, just letting the grossness drive us and not the emotional underpinning. But honestly it took about eight or nine test screenings to get the exact math right on that dress shop sequence, because there was some we let go a little too long and others we made too short. It was really having to discover how far we could push the audience without them turning on us. We found we could actually push them pretty far. THE IMPACT: Turning on the Green lightBridesmaids earned 8 million at the global box office and picked up two Oscar nominations: one for Melissa McCarthy for her star-making turn as Megan, and one for co-writers Mumolo and Wiig for Best Original Screenplay. Those numbers and accolades are rarely seen for R-rated comedies – particularly those with scenes that require so much oatmeal. But it’s those numbers that shook the industry. With Bridesmaids proving false the long-held assumption that female-led comedies couldn’t make money, there was a shift. Blockers, Girls’ Trip, Rough Night, Pitch Perfect, Spy, The Heat, and more films would follow; movies where strong friendships took center stage and romance was absent or secondary, movies where women could be flawed, and real, and funny. Many would say the shift hasn’t been big enough, but Bridesmaids showed many in power what Mumolo had known all along: there was an audience for this movie and more like it. We jumped in the car and drove to the ArcLight in Hollywood and found a packed theater just absolutely rocking with laughter.”Feig: Our budget was .5 million and we were told we had to make million opening weekend or else we d be considered a failure. We were tracking to make million and so I was walking around that week just despondent. It was only [better] as the matinees went on [opening] Friday, when the calls starting coming in like, ‘Well it s actually looking more like 15’ and then, ‘Oh well maybe it might be 17.’ I invited Melissa and her husband Ben [Falcone] over to our house for dinner. The four of us, with my wife, we’re all sitting around having dinner as day went into evening and I started getting emails – ‘Well it s actually looking like million,’ then
Fan Favorite Movies 2019It d actually be weird if Endgame had not won this category. A 90% Audience Score? A .8 billion box office haul? The biggest movie of all-time? And yet, you voters let it lose to The Death of Dick Long?! But, no, that d be another timeline, maybe one where Thanos gets away with it, and half the shawarma in the universe is wiped from existence. This is our timeline, where Avengers are winners: They win at beating the bad guys, they win at making preposterous time-travel plots work like gangbusters, and they win at assuring audiences that the 21-movie buildup was worth the hype. There was never a movie event quite as massive as Avengers: Endgame, and there may never be again. Of course, audiences showed up to buy tickets to ensure it d be the biggest movie ever. But the ways people continue to support the movie – in debate, at conventions, and at polls like these long after the movie has closed, where the movie beat out Parasite by almost 1,000 votes – broadcast how a story that started with a guy in a cave with a box of scraps continues to resonate all over.The order below reflects the number of total votes cast for each TV show by users in a poll that ran on RT from January 9 to February 16.« Previous Category Next Category »
Harris appeared as Captain Francis Crozier in The Terror opposite Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones) as Sir John Franklin and Tobias Menzies (Outlander) as James Fitzjames. An esteemed sailor with personal demons, Crozier faces a largely invisible force of — if not evil exactly — unrelenting and destructive nature. Harris lead performance throughout, on- and apparently off-screen as well, was impressive, contributing to the season s stellar Certified Fresh 95% Tomatometer score and a Golden Tomato for best horror series in 2018. Jared was very often trying to give some of his lines away to other characters to make sure that they would stay in focus for the audience, it was amazing, showrunner David Kajganich told Rotten Tomatoes in May last year. He’s the height of generosity. I mean, we couldn’t have asked for a better collaborator than Jared, in every way.Chernobyl is on its way to Certified Fresh status, with a 100% score on nine reviews ahead of its release. The five-part miniseries also stars Breaking the Waves costars Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson, who echoed Kajganich s admiration — also noting that Harris is a giggle. “You can tell from his work that he has complete integrity and cares very deeply about the things that really matter, Watson told Rotten Tomatoes. Actually getting to work with him confirmed that 100 percent — and to my great joy — he doesn’t care about the stuff that doesn’t matter. Very similar to Stellan, but I knew that already. Jared is effortlessly truthful and works without ego. He can get very animated if he feels that we’re not getting to the bottom of the subject in hand — holding everyone around him to a very high standard.”The historical drama also boasts an unlikely creative team: director Johan Renck (Vikings) is well known for his work in music videos, including David Bowie s Blackstar and Beyoncé s Me, Myself and I, while writer and creator Craig Mazin s credits — including Scary Movie 3, The Hangover Part II, Identity Thief, and The Huntsman: Winter s War — though often profitable, don t immediately suggest prestige TV. (Photo by HBO)A go-to British character actor for the moody everyman, Harris is anything but in real life; for one, he is the son of Welsh actress and socialite Elizabeth Rees-Williams and renowned Irish actor Richard Harris — famous to a younger generation as the Harry Potter film franchise s beloved first Dumbledore (the one fans had to say goodbye to when the actor passed away in 2002). To a more seasoned audience, the elder Harris is best known as Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator and for Oscar-nominated roles in This Sporting Life and The Field.In addition to his Chernobyl and The Terror roles, Jared Harris has distinguished himself as King George VI in Netflix s award-winning period drama The Crown, as hard-living Outer Planets Alliance leader Anderson Dawes in sci-fi series The Expanse, rogue scientist David Robert Jones in Fringe, and as Mad Men s tragic ad-agency partner Lane Pryce. And that s just TV. He s also appeared on film as Professor James Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Andy Warhol in I Shot Andy Warhol, and Ulysses S. Grant in Steven Spielberg s Lincoln.We spoke to the actor before Chernobyl hit, and he told us about the joys of performing with Skarsgård and Watson, the status of Anderson Dawes in The Expanse, and, as a big fan of another HBO hit series, indulged us with some Game of Thrones talk.(Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)Debbie Day for Rotten Tomatoes: The first episode, to me, plays like a horror show. And after seeing you in The Terror, I wondered what draws you to that kind of bleak material.Harris: I want to say yes to things that are really well written. Stories that grip me, and that excite me, and ones that where I want to flip the page and see what happens next. And definitely felt that way about this.For someone like me who lived through that period of time, I was surprised at how interested I was in seeing the story portrayed. You mentioned, in your interview with Seth Meyers, that you remember the time well.Harris: I do remember it well. I was living in London at the time, and I remember all the stuff on the news about it. And like I said, tracking the cloud, and I also remember that once the cloud had passed over, and sort of passed over the Atlantic, people stopped paying attention to it, and I was very surprised to find out from reading this that it was spewing toxic waste up into the atmosphere for another three months. You know, they didn t say that at the time.And again, it was the things that you d find out that you didn t know, and the reason why you turned the page and you keep reading. The sacrifices that people made, the heroism of unnamed people that didn t expect to be lionized by history in any way. And the suppression of the truth, that bureaucratic bungling, the irony of it being a safety test that stops the whole thing. It was incredibly well written and fascinating.This is an interesting time to do a series about out-of-control egos.Harris: Absolutely. There are lots of immediate parallels, aren t there, too, to what s happening. We re dealing with crises that people are ignoring, the scientific facts, experts are not being listened to, opinions are taking precedent over scientific inquiry. You know? And they have very little regard for the health and well-being of their people.(Photo by HBO)That s something that definitely resonated with me about the series.Harris: I ll tell you what I took from it: The Soviet state was the one where the suppression of the truth was taken over facts. The state lied, and no one expected to be able to hear the truth from the state, and the powers that be. And the population had become cynical about an expectation of being able to hear the truth or hold power to account. But that s when things get dangerous: when you no longer can — or expect to be able to — hold the powers, the governing bodies to a standard of truth. And that s when they can get away with it. So you ve got to be vigilant, you can t give up. You can hold their feet to the fire.One of your character s quotes is, “Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth.” That was very meaningful to me.Harris: That was Craig, and when you pitch a show about a historical event, I think one of the questions you get asked is, Why now? How is it relevant to now? And you have to have an answer for that before the commissioners will say, OK, we ll give you however many millions to go ahead and make it. And I think that was in the DNA of what Craig was interested in: truth.And one of the things that he said that was interesting, which, again, he said A line from it, is he said, You can lie all you want, but the truth doesn t really care. And the truth will do what it s going to do. And I suppose in that sense, as it relates to what s happening now, we can argue over climate change all we like, but at the end of the day, it s going to do what it s going to do.You see that happening around the world, and I think that the older generation is really failing the task. There was an obsession with the generation above us, with the Golden Generation; they were fighting for everybody s rights in World War II, and for freedom and liberty, and — we are not covering ourselves with glory, our generation.It s hard to get people to care about something beyond their front doorstep.Harris: Until it comes right up to their front doorstep, then floods their living room That s what Craig s saying: If that s what s going to happen, it will do it anyway, whether you believe in it or not. If you believe the science or not, you can start paddling around in your living room in a kayak.(Photo by Aidan Monaghan/AMC)You ve had a long career, and when I saw your name on The Terror, I thought, Well, Jared Harris is in it, it must be good.Harris: I like that association.And, yeah, all of the television that I ve seen you in, like from Fringe, and Mad Men, and The Expanse, it s all been such excellent work. What is it about television?Harris: Why TV, why is that happening? I think that s got less to do with me, and it s got more to do with the fact that the studios have given up on entertaining adults. And they are trying to get a certain age bracket to come in, and it s sort of 12-24 year old men, and they give you giant tentpole action/superhero films, which I really enjoy, I go and see, as well. But they ve given up on any other entertaining, any other kind of mindset. And for a while, there was a vacuum, and then television has stepped into that vacuum, because there s an appetite for complicated stories, and nuanced characters, and original stories, and taking risks, and there is an appetite out there, and television and now the streaming platforms have stepped into that, and there s a supply for that demand.I think that s why it s happening. And for me, I grew up loving the movies of the ’70s, and I really thought that if you had a career in cinema, that somehow you d be working in films like that, and they don t really exist in films anymore, but they exist in television.There still will be rubbish on TV, don t get me wrong. There s still a lot of rubbish out there, and I personally, I want to be in things that I care about, and at the moment, there s enough out there that you don t have to say yes to rubbish to pay your mortgage, you can say yes to things that you care about, and stories that means something to you, and that interest me or not, but are challenging.(Photo by Marvel Comics)You do have a big, kind of blockbuster-y movie on the horizon, with Morbius, yes?Harris: Yeah, I ve got another week on that. And I mean, that s not a big commitment on my side, you know? They don t want anything to be revealed about it until it s time for them to start trying to go out there, and tickle the interest of the public. So I m doing a Spiderman spin-off movie called Morbius, but beyond that — that s it. Yeah. There s Matt Smith, which is cool. And Jared Leto.Was it confusing having two Jareds on set?Harris: It wasn t confusing — I ll say that.You also have Carnival Row coming, yes?Harris: Yes, I believe that s coming out at the end of this year, but I haven t heard anything specific.There would be a lot of effects with that — they would be spending more time on it, yes?Harris: I believe so, but … once something wraps, once your part wraps, you re in the dark until it s time for the thing to come out, and sometimes they still don t tell you anything, and we find out about it once it starts airing. So I m not sure what their plans are specifically. I think I heard somewhere that it s coming out in October, towards the end of October.(Photo by Syfy)Where did we leave Anderson Dawes in The Expanse? Did he kind of just jet off?Harris: Yeah. Anderson pinched — he stole the scientist, yeah. And that was it — that was the last we saw of him, specifically.Is there any hope that we’ll see him again?Harris: I’m not sure. I haven t heard any more from them. At one point, they had called up, and they were seeing whether or not I d be interested in — it wouldn t have been coming back for season 3, but for beyond season 3 I don t know what their plans are [now that] Amazon picked it up. I haven t heard anything from anybody.I really enjoyed that character. It was a very satisfying character for me. I spent a lot of time talking with Mark Fergus about the character, and the idea of walking a very thin line with regards to keeping the audience guessing as to what side of the fence he was on: Could you trust him? Was he an agent of good? Was he just out for himself, for his own self-aggrandizement? Or was he really there fighting for the cause. And I loved it. I loved playing with that back and forth of it. But, yeah, I don t know what their plans are.I think some of those questions still exist when he leaves the scene. I really enjoyed watching the character, because of that sort of enigmatic behavior.Harris: Yeah. From my point of view, I consider him to be “ride or die.” … He s looking out for the interest of his people. And he was prepared to do whatever he needed to do to make sure that they were protected and got what they needed, you know?But you never quite knew whether or not he was looking just to promote himself or not, the way he was using other people. I liked that ambiguity. I loved the crazy looks of the character. I remember, we were talking about the identity because they were going to put the tattoos on me, and I asked him what they were, and what they represented. And I said, Well, since I m supposed to be this sort of, the original OPA Belter, let s invent the idea that they re scars and that the original suits burned you. And that s how people end up representing their connection to the original guys. And they asked me about the accent, and they said, It s up to you to decide what you want to do, the accents you can do. It was like curry: You can be mild, medium, or spicy hot. And I said, I want the hot, the most difficult, the most extreme version of it, I want to do that one.Are you a fan of the books?Harris: I started to read them, but, again, I have so much reading to do, that — if I was coming back, would do a deep dive into them. I was really enjoying them, but … I don t read for pleasure any longer, I have so much reading to do, and when you say yes to a project, you suddenly have a stack of books, you ve got weeks of internet diving, and — I don t find reading pleasurable anymore. It s work.(Photo by HBO)When the next Song of Ice and Fire book comes out, will you read that?Harris: I haven t read those at all.Really?Harris: I haven t read any of them.Ah. That s interesting.Harris: But what I know from talking to people is that they are, they re The show s very different from the books. There s no Night King in the books … someone told me [author George R.R. Martin] doesn t feature the character. And the person who s going to bring the wall down is Euron Greyjoy.I m looking forward to the last three [episodes], although I can t believe that they ve erased the existential threat. Somehow, I feel as though there s a twist in that tale. It just seems, that seems odd, that that was continually driving the undercurrent of the entire series, and that they fought back, and now — and without it ever getting to Cersei s doorstep, either, which, if anyone deserves to be visited by the army of the undead, it s Cersei. If anyone deserves to become the undead, it s Cersei.And I think from Dany s dream earlier on in the series, we thought —Harris: When she s captured by the warlocks. Yeah, the whole roof to the throne room at King s Landing is completely burnt away.Someone said to me, Well, winter is still coming. Just because the Night King is gone, doesn t mean winter s going to stop. Harris: What does this mean, in terms of sort of what s left on the table? If her army has been decimated, they don t have enough to take out Cersei s two armies, and now the two dragons are in play, and you re going to go and melt King s Landing. But then, of course, there s going to be objections of doing that amongst her team of advisors. I could imagine somewhere along the line of that there will somehow be, and that they will bring up the not the Night King, per se, but that threat, and then since they re supposed to represent death, how can you kill death?The only other thing I did think about, was that the red god is referred to as being the red god and also he s the god of death. So then, you can look at it, and see an entire battle between the new god of death, and the old god of death. And the new god of death has wiped out the old god of death. And who knows what the red god s got plans for anybody else, now. Melisandre s god, and also, they referred to the same god by [Jaqen H ghar]; he refers to that as being the god of death and the red god. The same god.Interesting theory – a sort of religious transition.Harris: Well, it s the “Song of Ice and Fire”; one god represents winter, and the other s the fire god, and there s a battle between these two deities, being acted out between these human agencies as to who s got ultimate power over the world, I guess.We should probably stop talking about Game of Thrones. I hope you have a question about Chernobyl.(Photo by HBO)That s OK. I appreciate it. One more Chernobyl question: How do you feel about being in a prestige project like this, in which there is so much talent in the cast, everyone brought their A-game, and it s so well done?Harris: The very first words out of my manager s mouth was, HBO is doing a mini-series about Chernobyl.” So, it s HBO — ding! — ears pricked up, that means it s going to be really high quality, they take risks, it s really, it s massive support for the whole production, and they give a tremendous artistic license to the showrunners and the storytellers. So right there, you go, OK, that s amazing. And then, yeah, I got to spend most of my days with Stellan and Emily, and what a joy that is. I am tremendously fond of both of them. And they re brilliant, brilliant actors, and there s no angst about it. They can sit and chat about whatever they need to chat about, and then when it s time to do the work, they just put their heads down, and they lock right into that space and focus on it hard and deliver.I learned a lot, I mean, I learned a lot watching Stellan and Emily on this. That s the idea: You work with really good people, and you learn something every single time, if you re lucky.Thank you so much for your time today, Jared. And good luck with the series. It s going to do well — it s already got 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.Harris: Whoo! Yeah. I saw that, and speaking of your algorithm, The Terror was very, very high on Rotten Tomatoes, and The Expanse: highest audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes for any of the sci-fi fantasy shows. How about that?I m a huge fan. Harris: I got a question for you: Who do you think is going to sit on the Iron Throne at the end of the story, of the whole series?I don t think anyone s going to sit on the Iron Throne. I think it s going to be destroyed.Harris: Well, [Daenerys] said she s going to break the wheel, you re quite right. A confederation — a confederation of kingdoms.A democracy.Harris: Yeah.(Photo by HBO)Postscript: With Game of Thrones anything can happen, and most theories turn out completely wrong. With Chernobyl, at least, we already know the end of the story. The thrill of the portrayal, however, is learning how they got there.Chernobyl premieres on Monday, May 6 at 9 p.m. on HBO. 还有穿越火线手游也是送出了两个永久的枪械，尽管如今的穿越火线手游可谓是神器频繁地出现，但是这对于一些新手玩家来讲还是蛮重要的，亦或者是对于老玩家来讲具有很强的收藏价值。要论最有牌面的莫过于使命召唤手游了，使命召唤手游在上线之后所掀起来的热度专说不算太高，但是绝对是挺稳定的，不管是在画风还是在游戏的可玩性方面都是挺受欢迎的。
Could music icon David Bowie have experienced the same level of fame in the England portrayed in Epix drama Pennyworth? Creator Bruno Heller and executive producer Danny Cannon doubt it.“I think he would be allowed to release that awful first album with ‘Laughing Gnome’ and all that,” Heller told Rotten Tomatoes when we talked to him, Cannon, and cast members recently. “He never would ve met Mick Ronson, and he d still be floating about singing about elves.”Considering the program’s use of anachronistic music – like The Clash and Roxy Music – the disappearance of Bowie from the cultural scene may be the clearest indication of Pennyworth’s nightmare world. It is easy to image Lord Harwood’s (Jason Flemyng) vision of England has little room for him.“I think David Bowie would probably be put into stocks and have vegetables thrown at him,” Cannon added.(Photo by Epix)Despite the easy jokes about making a show centered on Batman’s butler, Pennyworth distinguished itself by re-framing the adventures of Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), and Martha Kane (Emma Paetz) against the style of the early 1960s and a thought experiment in which the English Civil War did not occur until the time of Queen Elizabeth II. The result was an unexpectedly satisfying debut season and an order for more episodes on EPIX.When the program returns for season 2, one year has passed since Alfie, Thomas, and Martha stopped Harwood’s coup and rescued the Queen. It has also been one year since Alfred killed his father during the senior Pennyworth s attempt to bomb the entire British aristocracy out of existence. In the ensuing chaos, Harwood, Bet Sykes (Paloma Faith), and her sister Peg (Polly Walker) escaped the Tower of London with Harwood resuming his attempt to take over the country. He may not have claimed the title of Lord Protector just yet, but with London, Manchester, and a few other smaller towns resisting his authority, the situation is pretty dicey.(Photo by Epix)Meanwhile, Alfie has worked his way into running a nightclub.“He s taken it over from a good friend of his, Bannon explained. But really his main focus is to save up some money and get out of [England].”The work keeps him busy and away from thoughts about his father. But considering he comes from a generation expected to just carry on through traumatic stress, Alfie’s nightmares linger, and Bannon doubts he’ll ever find help for his various issues.“I think it would be something perhaps that he should look into,” he joked. “I m sure if he lived nowadays in the modern world, he would look into it. Last year, it was something he was experiencing very much on his own and this year people are noticing perhaps that Maybe not that he s unraveling, but there are cracks appearing.”The nightclub itself serves as a glamorous respite from the battles on the front line and another example of that British resiliency.“We wanted London to reflect not just being at war, but the way that they could still celebrate and party in terrible circumstances, which is very British,” Cannon explained.Bannon was, nonetheless, surprised when he arrived on set and saw how swanky the club turned out to be. Expecting a more rundown nightspot, he said, “Mark Scruton, our production designer, had got carried away basically and built this enormous club that was decadent and wonderful and brilliant.”As one of the few new marquee sets, it stands out almost immediately. But the club, and the trouble Alfie gets into in the early part of the season, reflects a tougher challenge ahead — getting his mother to immigrate with him.“She s got to come with him to America,” Bannon said. “I don t think he would leave her behind. The problem is convincing her that America is a good idea. That s the hard bit for him.”(Photo by Epix)Also, for fans of Sandra (Harriet Slater), Bannon thinks Alfie loves her “in his own way,” but it may lead to other conflicts in the future— especially as Esme (Emma Corrin) is still the love of his life.The deteriorating situation in England brings Thomas back to the realm. Now appointed the British station chief for the CIA, his assignment comes with an unspoken directive: the U.S. may be willing to back Harwood over the Queen if the tide of war turns in his favor.“[Thomas s] initial intentions of working with the CIA were for reasons that he believed in,” Aldridge said. “I think he s gone on this journey [and] ending up incredibly cynical and detached from his work.”It makes for a more conflicted Thomas than we’ve seen so far. Nonetheless, Thomas continues to exhibit a boyish nature Aldridge believes only comes out around Martha.(Photo by Epix)“He s trying to do a very good job of playing an adult — I think he was even trying to play kind of older and more responsible than he is — but I think around her, there s kind of an honesty switch that happens. He s less able to bullshit her,” he said.There’s also the possibility that the way he presents himself is all a cover for the beast Crowley (Jonjo O Neill) discovered within him.But Aldridge suggested the beast is more an echo of his son, saying, “I love that was brought into it, and the idea was that it s something that he shares with Bruce.”That said, working for the Company in his new capacity may force Thomas s beast to reappear.Fighting the good fight all this time, though, is Martha. In the wake of the season 1 bombing, she continued to ally herself with the remnants of the No Name League and the Queen’s loyalist coalition.“She s kind of willing to sacrifice anything for that, almost to like a selfish degree,” Paetz said.(Photo by Epix)It means she spends plenty of time on the front lines. and it quickly becomes clear she likes the thrill of it all. Which leads to one question about future events: Will she be able to let that go some day to settle down in Gotham?“I don t think that she can really, entirely, now,” Paetz said. “It brings up questions like, ‘What does it mean to be a vigilante?’ [and] ‘Do you feel like you re doing something for the good of everyone, or actually, is it satisfying something in you, because it feels good for you to do it?’ In theory, she’s fighting a very noble cause that she does believe in, but it really satiates something in her that doesn t really have anything to do with the cause itself.”Martha’s thirst for adventure and justice in the series represents one of the largest expansions of the character in any medium. A happy addition, to be sure, even if it seems at odds with Batman’s memories of her.Although, it is always possible Bruce just doesn’t acknowledge the lives his parents led.“A lot of people say to Ben and I, ‘Oh, there s like this kind of almost stoic archetype that Thomas and Martha fall into, as his parents, how was it stepping into those roles?’ But I think that, to me, a lot of that seems like it s centered around Batman in the comics,” Paetz said. “Thomas and Martha are [the memory] of someone whose parents had died tragically young, [and] is their idea of who they might ve been — airbrushed and edited out and idealized, more than they actually were.”If that is the case, it allows for Batman’s eventual parents to become more fully realized here than ever before.(Photo by Epix)A handful of new faces will also be joining the show, including Simon Manyonda as Lucius Fox, Jessica De Gouw as Melanie — described by Heller as a “dangerous character. The more you re attracted to her, the more dangerous she becomes.” — and James Purefoy as Alfie’s old commanding officer, Captain Gulliver Troy. He also happens to be Melanie’s husband, which will add another layer of danger to Alfie’s interactions with her.But the first fresh face viewers will meet is Salt, a high value target to the Queen s league played by Edward Hogg. Though unassuming in his first few scenes, Heller noted “authoritarians come in all shapes and sizes” when asked about the character.“Everyone dismisses [someone like Salt] as too low class, too provincial, too vulgar, not a heroic enough a character. Those people can, especially in times of change, in times of conflict, push their way to the front,” Heller said.The producer noted Hogg plays both “the very real, serious threat” hidden in the character and “an amount of pantomime villainy” necessary in a show sharing its ancestry with Gotham.(Photo by Epix)And much like Harwood, Salt represents part of the rising tide of fascism within the series’ antagonists. To Heller, fascism is a tough opponent to crack as it is seductive — “What man has not pictured himself in knee-high leather boots?” he joked — and noted even Batman exhibits certain fascistic tendencies in his war on crime.“He doesn t form a political party. He doesn t make it political. He makes it personal,” Heller explained. “If you think the solution [to Gotham’s problems] is destruction, that s sort of fascism. That s the essence of it. Batman is precisely struggling with Christian charity and the old eye-for-an-eye stuff.”Paetz, meanwhile, hopes the tide of authoritarianism can subside.“Can anyone be inherently evil and therefore, will evil manifest itself in fascist forms of government throughout history? I hope the answer is no,” she said. “That people are not inherently evil, there is good, and we can nurture and fight our way out of this.”Bannon joked: “Bruno keeps writing things that keep happening in real life and we keep begging him, ‘just write a nice world where everyone gets on and it s all fine,’ but he keeps telling us that s not very interesting for a TV show.”Heller’s writing also makes the cast apprehensive about what they may find if the show ever moves to Gotham City. Paetz would like to see a kitschy America where “everybody is served by movie star.”(Photo by Epix)Aldridge admitted he wouldn t want to see the myth of America dispelled, even if it seems at odds with the U.S. that Thomas actually knows.“Whenever Thomas references Gotham, he says that it s complete chaos on the streets,” he said.Bannon, meanwhile, said, “I ve stopped trying to guess things with Pennyworth because I always get them wrong, or anything I guess is by no means as exciting as what Bruno comes up with. So who knows? I mean, I dread to think.”Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, EPIX will run four episodes across the next month. The final six episodes of season 2, which will feature the arrival of Batman’s ally Lucius Fox in larger role, will air later in 2021.Pennyworth season 2 premieres on Sunday, December 13 on Epix.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
亚博YOBO With nine seasons and countless one liners, the U.S. version of The Office has cemented itself as one of the most popular shows of all time. Sure, you could rewatch it for the third fourth 10th time, or you can try something new. Here are five titles we think you’ll love if you love The Office.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.