亚博下载网址采用百度引擎1（Baidu 4）The concept of a nuclear disaster (and the inevitable fallout) is nothing new in pop culture. Whether it s the hit Fallout video game franchise or horror films like The Return of the Living Dead and Robert Rodriguez s Grindhouse installment, Planet Terror, the trope of a chemical disaster and the monsters it births into the world is a subgenre that has kept audiences entertained for decades.Those examples are far enough removed from the real world, giving viewers an escapist perspective filled with zombified humans and mutated beasts to battle. It s an easier pill to swallow when such a catastrophic event is flooded with a plethora of supernatural goodies.Then there s HBO s Chernobyl.Creator Craig Mazin s (The Hangover Part II, Identity Thief) bleak five-part mini-series does away with the expected horror tropes audiences have become familiar with and, instead, delivers an up-close, completely terrifying, and grotesquely personal look at Ukraine s infamous 1986 power plant explosion — including the government cover-up and devastating calamity that followed.Here, no undead hordes or mutant hounds can be found shambling about the vacated Soviet roads. Instead, the big bad of the historical drama is largely unseen. It s everywhere and nowhere at the same time, only making itself known to unsuspecting passersby once it s too late. The agonizing visuals of skin melting off living innocent bodies is just the tip of the aesthetic iceberg here, and really nails home the extent of the damage caused.The tons of toxic poison seen billowing out of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant s exposed roof is the ominous villain here. The unseen monster, followed by the even more damaging accomplice of the lies the government tells to save face, come together in a way so catastrophic, so heartwrenching, and so unbelievable that we can t help but label Chernobyl as the scariest thing we ve seen on TV in years — and maybe even ever.It s unsurprising then, that critical praise collected along the way had given the series Certified Fresh status with an impressive 96% on the Tomatometer with 47 reviews.SPOILER ALERT: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS DETAILS ABOUT THE FIRST THREE EPISODES OF CHERNOBYL. STOP HERE IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED.(Photo by HBO)In the closing moments of episode 2, titled Please Remain Calm, three brave men, fully outfitted in protective suits and gas masks, wade through the flooded tunnels beneath the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. With the reactor core exploded and exposed, pouring tons upon tons of nuclear materials into the air, these men — dubbed by history as The Suicide Squad — ventured into the bowels of the building to open the pipes in order to drain the water (which, upon hitting the open core, would allegedly create lava that would drain into Europe s main water source). Their bravery stopped a full-blown meltdown from occurring.It s a horrifying moment and one that is fully brought to claustrophobic life through nothing more than dim lighting, the men s belabored breathing, and their radiation detectors constant ticking sound: an ominous reminder of just how embedded in the chaos they really are. The scene is so stifling that we d be hard-pressed not to mention our own shortness of breath upon viewing the episode.While we ve seen instances of such events play out in big-budget action films, it s worth noting here that before 1986 the world had rarely faced a catastrophe like this, one whose impact on humanity and mother nature would reverberate on such a mind-boggling scale. And that detail brings with it an even more baffling truth: No one knew how to fix it.Soviet nuclear physicist Valery Legasov (Jared Harris) and Soviet Minister of Energy Boris Scherbina (Stellan Skarsgård) are brought in to investigate and ultimately clean up the mess, rightfully carrying the story as the chemicals and news of the accident spread. It really is a rousing spectacle when you take a step back and view the miniseries from afar.The addition of Emily Watson s Ulana Khomyuk — who Mazin said is a fictional character, created as an amalgamation of the nuclear scientists called in to fix things — adds an insightful layer to the world-building of Chernobyl. It was five years before the Soviet Union crumbled, meaning in 1980s Russia women were rarely seen in such scientific roles. The antiquated nature of the gender roles portrayed here gives clarity to a society and time we Americans only know passing information about. It s probably worth noting that the Chernobyl accident happened the same year the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded and the news of that tragic instance quickly dissipated.
When it comes to TV, January 2019 is bringing an embarrassment of riches. With so many quality TV series returning to the small screen this month, we decided to recommend the best of the best in our January binge guide — below, find nine series returning in early 2019 that have one or more Certified Fresh seasons. Happy bingeing in the new year!You're the Worst 95% (FXX)What it is: This dark comedy from creator Stephen Falk is the love story of Jimmy (a pitch-perfect Chris Geere) and Gretchen (the magnetic Aya Cash), two world-weary, self-destructive cynics who want anything but to fall in love — until they do.Why you should watch it: The type of distinctly unheroic antics our lovebird heroes get into in You’re the Worst is enough to make Walter White blush. No joke — this FXX comedy is about as real as it gets. Its fifth and final season premieres January 9.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 19 hours (for the first four seasons)Brooklyn Nine-Nine 95% (NBC)What it is: This hit comedy series from creators Dan Goor and Michael Schur is a workplace sitcom featuring some very distinct personalities — the aloof and gregarious Det. Jake Peralta (Saturday Night Live’s Andy Samberg), his fictional precinct’s dry commanding officer, Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher), and the rest of the motley crew of the Nine-Nine.Why you should watch it: We’ve seen fan-initiated primetime resuscitations before, but rarely do they happen as swiftly and unanimously as Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s after its unceremonious cancellation at Fox. The online outcry had barely begun before Universal Television began shopping the sitcom around, and it was scooped up by NBC just a day later — with good reason. The series is much more than the Andy Samberg show; it’s a tried-and-true ensemble piece with beloved supporting characters and as much humor as heart. Season 6 premieres January 10.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 41 hours (for the first five seasons)Future Man 91% (Hulu)What it is: A hapless janitor named Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson) has one joy in life: video games. And surprisingly, it’s that passion that eventually gets him recruited into saving the world from certain doom. After beating Biotic Wars, a game so difficult that most gamers have given up on it, he learns it was all a test from the future, and is greeted by two mysterious visitors who hang the safety of mankind in his capable gamer hands.Why you should watch it: Considering the creative pedigree behind this series (it’s created by Howard Overman, Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir and executive produced and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg), it should come as little surprise that Future Man is quite funny. But it’s also a high-octane, rollicking adventure and fitting homage to sci-fi genre classics (in case you’re into that sort of thing, too). Season 2 premieres January 11.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 6.5 hours (for the first season)True Detective 78% (HBO)What it is: Like the very best mystery series, much of True Detective’s third installment is being kept under wraps, but what we do know sounds pretty compelling: Over the course of three decades in the Arkansas Ozarks, a pair of detectives work to uncover the truth behind a grisly crime involving two missing children.Why you should watch it: This gritty anthological crime series from creator Nic Pizzolatto was a hit out the gate with season 1, which featured a pair of surprising and career-best performances from Woody Harrelson and Mathew McConaughey. Season 2 was largely seen as a creative misstep, but with Moonlight Oscar winner Mahershala Ali leading season 3 (and a team that professes to have learned from its mistakes), we highly recommend tuning in for its January 13 return.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, HBO Now, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 17 hours (for the first two seasons)Star Trek: Discovery 84% (CBS All Access)What it is: Star Trek: Discovery is set 10 years prior to the original series and in the same universe as Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise, and sees the titular ship venturing out to discover new worlds and quell violent alien forces. As always, it’s the cast of characters on board that is the series’ beating heart.Why you should watch it: Creators Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman (not to mention star Sonequa Martin-Green, among others) had big shoes and a devout fandom’s expectations to fill when it premiered in September 2017. Our verdict: a job well done. Season 2 premieres January 17 and features Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), the U.S.S. Enterprise, and (another) young Spock (Ethan Peck). Catch up before it starts airing. Where to watch: Amazon, CBS All Accesss, FandangoNOW, Google Play, VuduCommitment: Approx. 12 hours (for the first season)High Maintenance 98% (HBO)What it is: From husband-and-wife co-creators Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, High Maintenance began as a hit web series starring Sinclair as a traveling weed deliveryman living in New York City. HBO picked it up to series in 2016 and largely retained the comedy s original format, just made its episodes longer.Why you should watch it: While there are plenty of primetime programs that paint a great snippet of present-day NYC, few get the full picture the way High Maintenance does. That’s because each episode features various characters who — whether they’re hosting a swingers party, rebelling against their ultra-religious parents, or sitting home alone collecting cans of La Croix — are from such disparate walks of life that they end up inadvertently highlighting the similarities between all dwellers of the concrete jungle. (And we promise those similarities go beyond enjoying the green.) Season 3 begins January 20.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, HBO Now, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 8 hours (for the first two seasons)SMILF 91% (Showtime)What it is: SMILF is a lot of things, perhaps most of all unexpected. But for the elevator pitch: a single mother named Bridgette Bird lives in South Boston and struggles to find a balance between the toddler son that relies on her and the expectations of work to make ends meet.Why you should watch it: As SMILF’s creator, director, writer, star, and real-life single mom, Frankie Shaw is a force of nature. Pulling semi-autobiographically from her own experience as a working mother, the series is smart, unflinching, and funny. Better yet, the twice Golden Globe–nominated series’ runtime and episode count make it very easily bingeable. Season 2 premieres January 20.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 4 hours (for the first season)The Magicians 91% (Syfy)What it is: Based on the acclaimed fantasy series by Lev Grossman and from producers Michael London, Janice Williams, John McNamara, and Sera Gamble, The Magicians follows Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) after he enrolls in Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy in New York. What follows for the young magician is a collision between our world and a threatening fantasy world with nothing less at stake than reality as we know it.Why you should watch it: The Magicians has all the straight-up drama that comes with magic, secret academies, and battles between good and evil — and it s a whole lot of crazy fun, too. Season 4 premieres January 23.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, Microsoft, Netflix, VuduCommitment: Approx. 30 hours (for the first three seasons)Broad City 99% (Comedy Central)What it is: Creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer capture all the tomfoolery of your 20s in their full glory while writing a sometimes-messy love letter to the Big Apple.Why you should watch it: Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and Broad City was a pretty great thing. Irreverent but relatable, honest but larger than life, this hit comedy series about two twentysomething Brooklynites just trying to keep it together tapped into the cultural zeitgeist with gutsy and goofy hot takes on matters of the moment. Its fifth and final season premieres January 24.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 14 hours (for the first four seasons)
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The success of Wonder Woman proved women-helmed, women-led superhero movies could be immensely successful, and now Warner Bros. and DC continue to lead in that arena with Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey, with Margot Robbie reprising her Suicide Squad role as Gotham City antihero Harley Quinn. The first reviews of the comic book movie are on the positive side, emphasizing the ensemble cast (including the villains), the action aided by John Wick director Chad Stahelski, and the general fun had by all involved, especially the audience.Here’s what critics are saying about Birds of Prey:Where does it rank in the DC Universe?Rights so many of the DCEU’s wrongs, trading CGI for carefully choreographed fight scenes and breathing new life into a stagnant genre. Hannah Woodhead, Little White LiesBirds of Prey looks like what you d imagine Suicide Squad could have been under a clearer vision. Angie Han, Mashable[Features] perhaps one of the most fun third acts in a DC film so far. James Whitbrook, io9It s the perfect spiritual successor to Joker in terms of the current state of the DCEU. Molly Freeman, ScreenRantThis is not a perfect film, nor is it the DCEU s best. But it is immensely enjoyable. Kirsten Acuna, InsiderIs it just for DC fans?No, [but] you ll have a deeper understanding of [Harley] and DC characters like Black Mask, Zsasz, and Black Canary if you ve watched animated DC cartoons, played popular games like Arkham City, and watched the CW s Arrow. Kirsten Acuna, InsiderBirds of Prey stands on its own more than most comic book movies. References to the Joker and Batman are few and far between. Kristen Lopez, FansidedA superhero movie that might actually be more enjoyable for viewers who haven’t read a single comic. Susana Polo, Polygon[It’s] a spinoff/sequel that requires no knowledge of its mediocre predecessor, Suicide Squad. Thank goodness. Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, The Daily Dot(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)What about the comparisons to Deadpool?[It’s] DC’s R-rated answer to Deadpool in terms of rampant cursing, in-universe commentary and clever pop-culture riffs. Brian Truitt, USA TodayComparisons are going to be made between BoP and Fox s R-rated Deadpool, which also has a fourth-wall-breaking antihero. Any similarities are only surface level. Kirsten Acuna, InsiderIt’s going for the sparky nihilist defiance… [but] Birds of Prey could have used more of the intricate cleverness of Deadpool. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyThose hoping for a Deadpool-like fusion of mayhem and wit should lower their expectations. John DeFore, Hollywood ReporterDoes Robbie continue to shine as Harley?Robbie reminds you why Harley is the role she was born to play. Kirsten Acuna, InsiderThe movie is a stunning showcase for Margot Robbie, who commands the screen and gives her damaged protagonist all the dimension she deserves. Laura Prudom, IGNRobbie’s mayhem-fueled portrait of a mobster moll run amok is precisely tuned. She captures this unapologetic, dynamic complex woman with delirious verve and vigor. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionRobbie s shining performance cuts through the murk like a neon sign in a dark alleyway. Angie Han, MashableWhat about the rest of the ensemble?Birds of Prey is a true ensemble in the sense that it doesn t work because one person or one part is excellent, but because they all are. Molly Freeman, ScreenRantThe main heroine ensemble actors all breathe a wonderful amount of life into little-known characters overdue for mainstream attention. Susana Polo, PolygonThe actresses who come together to form Harley’s posse… have presence to spare, but you wish they’d been given more to do. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyUnfortunately, the Birds of Prey are the ones who get shortchanged by the ambitious scope… you can’t help but wish [the movie] leaned a little harder into the team-up aspect of the title. Laura Prudom, IGN(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)Does anyone stand out?Huntress is the least developed of all the lead characters… but in her few appearances, Winstead steals the show. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmFans will undoubtedly fall in love with Mary Elizabeth Winstead s Huntress. Kirsten Acuna, InsiderWinstead’s self-serious, mafia-bred, crossbow-toting Huntress appears to be ripped out of another movie entirely. Kate Erbland, IndieWireThe scene-stealer is Black Canary… Smollett-Bell gives her character fire and a voice, literally, that has power. Kristen Lopez, FansidedIn her debut feature film role Ella Jay Basco is a force to be reckoned with. With impeccable comedic timing, the young actress holds her own. Britany Murphy, Geeks of ColorWhat about the villains?The film also benefits from two first-rate villains… worthy opponents to Quinn, delighting in violence for the sake of violence but crucially grounded in reality. Hannah Woodhead, Little White LiesIn terms of DCEU films, McGregor’s Sionis and Messina’s Zsasz are my favorite villains…[with] some of the best villain moments seen in a comic book film to-date. Britany Murphy, Geeks of ColorIt s McGregor who shines the brightest in Birds of Prey… he skillfully slips between the personas to create an effective counterpart to each of the heroes. Molly Freeman, ScreenRantHe s the best villain in the DCEU right now… for what it s worth, that s not too high of a bar. Kirsten Acuna, InsiderVictor’s obsessive desire to please his boss and Roman’s unchecked narcissism combine to create a dynamic duo who are pure nightmare fuel. Laura Prudom, IGNVillains Sionis and Zsasz are left aching for a bit more oomph, or gravitas, behind their wickedness… Their unhinged nature could stand to be dialed up further. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionEwan McGregor’s Roman Sionis is likely to be divisive… He’s an extravagantly blatant example of queer-coded villainhood, to the point where it’s not really coded at all. Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, The Daily Dot(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)How is Christina Hodson s script?Hodson has made sure internal and external character stakes are cogent. She utilizes familiar story elements, but remixes them into a refreshed product. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionHodson’s script is packed with the kind of small actions and moments of recognition that only a film made by women would ever think to include. Clarisse Loughrey, IndependentHodson uses Harley s omniscient, if unreliable, narrator to great effect in order to immerse viewers in this world and introduce the various key players. Molly Freeman, ScreenRantSlight at best, convoluted at worst, but Birds of Prey rips through its hardboiled neo-noir story with such gleeful abandon that you barely notice the tired Macguffin narrative. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmThe first hour of Birds of Prey is a bit confusing… Even if you re a big DC fan, you may find yourself struggling to understand the point of the film. Kirsten Acuna, InsiderThe movie would have been so much better had it simplified its story by half. Alex Abad-Santos, VoxIf you think of how the narrative is being shown and just who it’s coming from, it works well… but I could see that it might not necessarily translate to the audience as a whole. Britany Murphy, Geeks of ColorDoes director Cathy Yan rise to the occasion?Yan steps up to the plate without a trace of the nerves you might expect of a first-time big-budget director. Helen O Hara, Time OutYan may be a newcomer to the big-budget blockbuster, but she brings an assured confidence to each stylistic choice. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmDirecting her first studio feature, Cathy Yan keeps it all hurtling along with impeccable ferocity. Her action scenes have a deftly detonating visual spaciousness. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyBirds of Prey barely holds together plot-wise… That Yan directs the movie with a pinball comic energy, in scenes of action and character interaction, makes a world of difference. Scott Mendelson, ForbesShe has a gift for kinetic fight scenes, though there are only so many creative-kill scenarios before the death toll becomes numbing. Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment WeeklyYan’s stylish direction and keen sense of comedic timing keep things lively even when the story starts to strain under the weight of so many competing storylines. Laura Prudom, IGN(Photo by Claudette Barius/©Warner Bros.)Does she deliver on the action?Yan’s camera [holds] on wide shots to show off the acrobatic stunts of her stars. It’s one of the best displays of fight sequences in a superhero movie to date. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmBoasts some of the most inventive fight sequences ever seen in a comic book movie… The smackdowns have a tangible, bone-crunching quality that sets them apart from the overly CGIed slugfests found in many other superhero movies lately. Laura Prudom, IGNThe movie’s fight scenes are like highlight reels in themselves, mashing together visual artistry with bone-crunching savagery. Alex Abad-Santos, VoxBirds of Prey’s clearly shot and inventively staged action sequences feel like the first superhero movie response to John Wick’s success. Susana Polo, PolygonIt s not quite John Wick, but crisp camerawork and playful choreography place Birds of Prey comfortably above the muddy CG action of an Avengers: Endgame or, God forbid, a Suicide Squad. Angie Han, MashableDoes it do right by women in comic book movies?Rather than the paint-by-numbers girl power of Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey presents flawed, multi-faceted women as more than an afterthought in male-driven narratives. Hannah Woodhead, Little White LiesThe film is itself a liberation from male-led and male-created superhero comic book movies. Molly Freeman, ScreenRantNot only does Cathy Yan’s female-fronted, feminist feature capture one woman’s resilience… it symbolically represents that we women can overcome our worst starts. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionAll the daily joys and hurdles of a woman’s experience are deftly woven into the larger-than-life fabric of the comic-book film… this isn’t the kind of boardroom-designed, slogan-spouting style of feminism we’re used to from Hollywood. Clarisse Loughrey, IndependentDoes the movie’s pop-feminist message need to be as consistently, cartoonishly violent as it is? Almost definitely not. But in a world gone mad, the catharsis of Prey’s twisted sisterhood doesn’t just read as pandemonium for its own sake; it’s actually pretty damn sweet. Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment WeeklyIf there’s one thing Hollywood should learn from the experience, it’s this: Sometimes girls just want to have fun, whether they’re in superhero movies or watching them. Susana Polo, PolygonThe perfect Galentine s outing. Kirsten Acuna, Insider(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)Will audiences want more?Birds of Prey provides a perfect setup for a host of other intriguing spinoffs in the DC cinematic universe — can we request Poison Ivy next? Laura Prudom, IGNYou ll be ready for a sequel with the group or more of Robbie s take on Harley the moment the film s over. Kirsten Acuna, InsiderBirds of Prey left me wanting [a sequel], which is about the most anyone can hope for in a big-screen comics adaptation. Alonso Duralde, The WrapShow[s] us just how cool Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey can be, so we re left wanting to get back in line for their next movie. Angie Han, MashableNothing in Birds of Prey suggests [these characters] ever merit further attention, far out in this suburb of Gotham with Batman nowhere to be found. John DeFore, Hollywood ReporterBirds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is in theaters on February 7.
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In the first season, we were introduced to a Ramy who was very much yearning to step into his higher self, while continually being pulled into the trappings and desires of his lower one. In the finale, our hero journeyed to Egypt, looking to connect with his cultural roots. But as the saying goes, one step forward, two steps back. Just as he thought he was on the right path, a death in the family knocked Ramy off track and he ended up making a terrible decision: He fell in love with his cousin, and then he had sex with her.As you d expect, the fallout of this choice puts Ramy right back into his funk. When Ali s Sheikh enters his life, he brings a sense of guidance that will hopefully put Ramy back on the righteous path. I think a character like Sheikh Ali is an embodiment of that and I really wanted that for the show, Youssef says. I think we have a lot of people struggling with that and I really wanted to show somebody who was transformed by the faith. Transformation is really what Ramy is looking for. (Photo by Hasan Amin/Hulu)Youssef s quick to point out the many types of Muslims that exist throughout the world: African, South Asian, and Middle Eastern, to name a few. According to Youssef, having Ali stepping into the role of the Sufi Sheikh was a very American thing. Historically, Black people have been the first Muslims in this country; the first big Muslim presence and, kind of, have the longest link here, he said. And so it s interesting to have that here when you have, within other Muslim communities like Arab ones or South Asian ones, a lot of anti-Blackness. It was just this idea that someone like him would be carrying what Ramy wanted. It felt like something I was really excited to have for our audience. Demystifying the general public s perception of Muslims in America is a big goal to achieve, and Youssef s quick to admit he s not trying to create a public service announcement with his series. However, as the show continues to explore the world through his experiences, and that of the members of his family, he s hoping the story will continue to connect on a human level with viewers, no matter their race, religion, or gender.(Photo by Craig Blankenhorn/Hulu) We try not to take sides or positions, and more-so just complicate the conversation, because I think it s really hard for a comedy to be instructive or a comedy to be, you know, kind of telling people what to think or what s right, he says. Rounding out conversations that sometimes are a little too one dimensional, that really is the goal of the show. As for authenticity, Youssef wants to remind viewers that he s just one type of Muslim and while his show is working to represent the culture and religion as a whole, this story is specific to his experience. I think audiences are kind of in an unfair situation because there s so little content that speaks to anything even close to what they re going through, he says. So I think a show like mine has a lot of, you know, expectations on it. But that really comes out of scarcity, as opposed to entertainment value. I m very sympathetic to that. And so all I hope is that people can really see the humanity in these characters, see the conversations that we re trying to complicate, and that we kind of bring some more depth to things. Hopefully. Ramy season 2 premieres on Hulu on Friday, May 29, 2020.
(Photo by © Saban Films)Every time a new zombie movie – or new season of The Walking Dead – comes out, cries of the death of creativity and the oversaturation of the genre start flooding in.Though the days of George A. Romero may be gone, the zombie sub-genre has never been as popular as it is now, with new projects coming out constantly. Some are bound to be less than stellar, but if you look hard enough you can still find innovative and unique zombie movies that remind you why we’re still so fascinated with the undead.To help you plan your Halloween watch-list with some spooky brain-eating ghouls that you may not have seen, we’ve put together a list highlighting 10 zombie movies from this decade that changed the game and showed there is still plenty of life left in the genre.
If you have a suggestion for a movie or show you think we should do an episode on, let us know in the comments, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Meet the hostsJacqueline Coley is an editor at Rotten Tomatoes, with a focus on awards and indie coverage but with a passion for everything, from the MCU to musicals and period pieces. Coley is a regular moderator at conventions and other events, can be seen on Access Hollywood and other shows, and will not stand Constantine slander of any kind. Follow Jacqueline on Twitter: @THATjacqueline.Mark Ellis is a comedian and contributing editor for Rotten Tomatoes. He currently hosts the Rotten Tomatoes series Versus, among others, and can be seen co-hosting the sports entertainment phenomenon Movie Trivia Schmoedown. His favorite Star Wars movie is Jedi (guess which one!), his favorite person is actually a dog (his beloved stepdaughter Mollie), and – thanks to this podcast – he s about to watch Burlesque for the first time in his life. Follow Mark on Twitter: @markellislive.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
亚博下载网址 And with the second episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the picture of the post-Blip world is coming more clearly into focus. Governments are destabilized, certain parts of the world experienced a taste of peace while half its population was gone, and, seemingly, the US had a plan for Captain America.The episode also offered a number of introductions which seem to lead the mystery away from Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl) and toward an unexpected enemy. So let s dive in and glean what we can from the program s latest episode and what a new truth might mean for Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie).Couples Therapy, and Shipping Sam and Bucky(Photo by © Marvel Studios 2021)But before we get into the geopolitical aspects, let s give a few moments to Sam and Bucky s (Sebastian Stan) relationship. Yes, it is totally hetero and totally platonic, but it is interesting the way the Captain America strand of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has used film romance dynamics to charge scenes between Steve (Chris Evans) and his partners.Going by a certain reading of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Bucky is very much Steve s ex while Sam is, essentially, the new boyfriend. By utilizing rom-com dynamics, the film created a great shorthand to understand the emotions involved. And once we get to Bucky and Sam sitting in that old Volkswagen in Captain America: Civil War, their rivalry for Steve s friendship proved to be a great source for comedy. That dynamic only grows stronger as events position them into being a couple.Or, at least a couple in terms of the way the Captain America movies engaged with the romance tropes. Dr. Raynor s (Amy Aquino) choice to immediately employ couples therapy tactics on them not only lampshades that aspect of the dynamic, but plays into the characters discomfort with being a de facto couple. Also, it once again proved to be wildly funny as both Mackie and Stan play off of each other in a truly great way. Whether their dynamic is purely Odd Couple or something more just depends on how intensely you ship them.But all their discomfort does lead to one key point about Bucky: he s worried Steve was wrong about his ability to change. Presumably, this will be Bucky s objective for the rest of the season.Sam Learns About The TruthJoel MearesIn 2003, Marvel released a series called The Truth: Red, White Black. Written by Robert Morales with art from Kyle Baker, it told the story of a parallel Super Soldier program conducted on Black servicemen during World War II. Much like the real-life Tuskegee Experiments, it was conducted under false pretenses and without the explicit consent of the men involved. In the Marvel Universe, the experiment led to the deaths of at least 299 men. The one survivor, Isaiah Bradley, wound up with the full benefits of the Super Soldier Serum. Unfortunately, the wider US government was not so accepting of a Black Captain America and Isaiah was sentenced to life in prison after he went AWOL to destroy a Nazi Super Soldier lab. He is later pardoned and released, but exists as a legend known widely to Black Americans, but to few outside that community.And thanks to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, he s now a part of the MCU in the form of the great Carl Lumbly. His story has been altered somewhat – he is now a Korean War vet – but we think that context is more powerful for the MCU as the mid-20th Century is something of a blank slate for Marvel to work with. On a purely historical front, it s amazing for any modern series to even acknowledge Korea. And by placing Isaiah s story closer to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, the government s disgraceful treatment of him – locking him away for 30 years – becomes just that much starker. At no point during the movement was anyone even aware of Isaiah!Then there s the truth for Sam here: a Black Captain America came into existence in 1951 and only Bucky knew about him. That s a tough fact to process and an indication of what might ve happened had Sam just kept the shield for himself. It is pretty easy to imagine the government burying him (literally) and handing it to John Walker (Wyatt Russell).Considering how easy it was for those Baltimore Police to not recognize the Falcon, the people propping up Walker probably wouldn t have to work too hard to make Sam disappear.Flag Smashers And Power Brokers(Photo by © Marvel Studios 2021)Meanwhile, in Europe, we get a better idea of where the Flag-Smashers are coming from. In the wake of the Blip ending, a Global Repatriation Council was formed to help returning people reestablish their lives. According to Walker and Lemar Hoskins (Clé Bennett), this includes reactivating Social Security numbers (for US citizens), setting up healthcare options, and more. We also learn some of the people who were displaced now live in camps.But during the five years half the world s population was gone, people like Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman) experienced a taste of a world without borders, worries of overpopulation, and (we assume) corporate autocracies besides Stark Industries. Reclaiming that version of the world is her stated fight and it s hard to argue with all her points. Some, though, are easier to combat as they sound eerily reminiscent of Thanos s grim calculus. How does one reclaim a world of only 3 billion people except by killing 3 billion undesirables ? That thinking can only lead to something awful. At the same time, the sense of community she seemingly clings to can be scaled to include the returnees – unless, of course, she believes all the world leaders who also returned would object to that.That ambiguity is baked into the character, of course, as she is partially based on Marvel Comics Flag-Smasher, Karl Morgenthau, a Swiss anti-nationalist who came into conflict with Captain America, The Punisher, and even the Red Skull. Though his intentions of a world without nationalistic superiority were noble, his preferred method to further his goal, terrorism, indicated a flaw in his thinking. Cap even told him as much.For the moment, we re going to assume Karli shares this flaw. But that s presuming her stated goal is true. Perhaps the Flag Smashers are just ruse. Her apparent association with Power Broker indicates a much more fluid morality.As the name implies, the Power Broker is a person of means who offers super abilities and assets for personal gain. Curiously, the first version of the character was introduced as a satire of the health and fitness craze emerging in the late 1970s. Some of his schemes revolved around a wrestling promotion for super-powered people. He also ran afoul of John Walker and Lemar Hoskins. But perhaps the most intriguing thing about the Power Broker is his long association with Dr. Karl Malus, a mad scientist interested in the creation and application of superpowers. Is it possible they are the source of the Super Soldier Serum powering the Flag Smashers?Malus previously appeared in the second season of Jessica Jones in the form of Callum Keith Rennie. There, he was one of the IGH scientists involved in the creation of Jessica s (Krysten Ritter) powers and her mother Alisa s (Janet McTeer) more problematic life. Malus presumably committed suicide when he blew up his lab, but as it is still unclear if the events of that series really happened in the MCU, the character could be in play. Or, at the very least, he could have perfected a stable serum variant for the Power Broker before his death.Well, presuming the Power Broker is the source of the serum Karli s using and the person hounding her via text messages. The story seems to be tying these things together, but it is possible they are separate things.Meanwhile, as Bucky notes, the arrival of a stable of Super Soldiers is a definite problem. If Karli got her hands on the serum, is there more out there? If it is in the hands of the Power Broker – for the moment, we re going to assume the series is using the nameless version of the character instead of Curtiss Jackson – they could unleash a terrible force on the world.Or a terrible force for Zemo to control. But we ll consider him more next week.Of Battlestars And U.S. Agents(Photo by © Marvel Studios 2021)As mentioned above, the episode also introduced Lemar Hoskins – aka Battlestar. The character has an interesting behind-the-scenes history which is relevant to the show s running themes. In preparation for John Walker to become Captain America in the comics in 1987, writer Mark Gruenwald decided he needed a Bucky of his own. Already established as a member of the Bold Urban Commandos (BUCs for short), he chose Lemar to become the fifth Bucky and appeared as such for a short while. Eventually, writer Dwayne McDuffie explained to him Buck is a derogatory term for African Americans originating from the days of slavery. The two agreed to rename him Battlestar and a story developed for Lemar to highlight the problem and switch to the new persona. The story also firmly established Lemar as Walker s partner instead of a sidekick.Considering the way The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has highlighted the treatment of Black superheroes thus far, we expect some of Battlestar s history will come into play across the remainder of the season. At the moment, he seems pretty happy to be part of the counterfeit Team Cap, but it is easy to imagine his status could change soon. In the moments we have with him so far, it is unclear if he is Walker s partner or sidekick. Clarifying that role will be key.Of course, some of that depends on what sort of man John Walker turns out to be. For the moment, he seems forthright, but that slight suggestion of territoriality in his last moments with Sam indicates he may not be as noble as Steve.Then again, has any man ever been as noble as Steve?The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premieres new episodes on Fridays on Disney+.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.Thumbnail: © Marvel Studios 2021
Similarly, it is unclear what to expect from Black Hole itself. Their comic book counterpart specialized in using the Speed Force to create weapons, but it remains to be seen if this will be the case on television. That said, we know they can make weapons which accentuate meta-abilities, as illustrated by the new Dr. Light, Kimiyo Hoshi (Emmie Nagata) and her light-focusing disintegrator gun.The character is another pull from DC Comics lore; in fact, she had a splashy debut in the original Crisis on Infinite Earths maxiseries. But Wallace assured us her absence from the television Crisis was not the primary reason she debuted in this week s episode.“It was always separate for us and we said let us use Dr. Light in our back half because she s important to us,” he explained. “We ll learn about her more and more as the season goes on.”As long-time DC readers will note, a Dr. Light who takes pride in following orders is quite a change, but, Wallace said, we ll learn what her relationship is with Black Hole and obviously with Carver and what it means to follow Carver s orders and things like that. He also pointed out that Earth-Prime offers latitude in changing some personality traits of the comic book characters they adopt into the show.(Photo by Dean Buscher/The CW)And since Hoshi is now the official Dr. Light of Earth-Prime, what does that mean for the previous Dr. Light, Linda Park (Malese Jow, pictured), who arrived from Earth-2 in The Flash’s second season to aid Zoom?“Linda Park on Earth-Prime is still around,” Wallace said. “But in this new Earth-Prime, Post-Crisis world — the way history was written — Linda Park never became Dr. Light. Hoshi did.”For fans of the character, and her relationship with Wally West in the Flash comics of the 1990s and early 2000s, the change in her history may mean a version of that story is to come. Or, at least, the option exists.“It s one of the things that we ve discussed and it s one of the things that I thought was important; it s like ‘what if we want to go there someday?’” Wallace explained. “We need to be able to do this. Now we can.”As “Crisis on Infinite Earths” producer Marc Guggenheim previously told us, the crossover and its world-changing events offered the producers the opportunity to make tweaks and fixes — like Linda’s new Earth-Prime life — to the various series. For Wallace, the “fixes” for The Flash include things like this, a repaired exterior for S.T.A.R. Labs, and one he found the most vital to the show Post-Crisis.“I think the coolest thing is now all of the heroes and their families and friends from all the different shows can communicate with each other on a more casual basis,” Guggenheim said. “It used to be that Flash could only talk to Superman or Supergirl if it was the end of the world or an apocalypse or a Crisis. Now, there s no reason why Iris and Kara can t get coffee sometime.”(Photo by Katie Yu/The CW)That sense of the characters dropping by in a more casual manner is on display in “Marathon” with John Diggle (David Ramsey, pictured) stopping by Central City to deliver Barry’s inheritance from the late Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and the journey both go on as a consequence.“I think as all the shows move forward over these next one, two, three seasons that proceed — hopefully we have those many seasons, Wallace said, you ll be able to see another side of the characters, and we ll be able to get deeper into character relationships because they ll be able to meet up under non-Crisis circumstances. And that s really where friendships are really born: just hanging out, having a cup of coffee, playing ping pong, or whatever.”That sense of camaraderie definitely set Post-Crisis comics apart in the ’90s, particularly in the pages of The Flash, where Wally West benefited from the friendship and experience of Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick. And it seems some form of this bond will exist between the television Jay (John Wesley Shipp) and Barry.“Without question, Jay Garrick is definitely alive and well with his wife Joan,” Wallace said. “I told John Wesley Shipp that because he s like, ‘Whoa, my character s dead, dude. You killed me in Crisis.’ I said, ‘No worries.’ As soon as we can get to it, we will see those two characters again played by John and Michelle Harrison.”Granted, the Black Hole situation may keep the Garricks from organizing a barbecue anytime soon.(Photo by Katie Yu/The CW)As seen in “Marathon,” other Post-Crisis changes or anomalies are already being cataloged by Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes). His glass marker boards offer eagle-eyed viewers the geographic positions for Supergirl’s National City and Black Lightning’s Freeland, which previously only existed on other Earths. The boards also indicate some of the changes to previous events and crossovers, like “Crisis on Earth-X” involving time-traveling Nazis clones instead of an invading army from a world where World War II never ended. Both the map and the timeline reflect charts and graphs the writers came up with while trying to understand the changes they wanted to make to Earth-Prime, but Wallace said they no longer exist in a physical space as much of this information has been “internalized” by the writers — although the actual documents remain on file with the staff’s writing assistant.Sadly, Cisco’s journey to put all of the changes into his “Who’s Who” binder means the character will be absent for the next little while.“It is a pause for the character [because Carlos is] not available,” Wallace explained. “But don t worry — he is integral to the upcoming graphic novel No. 2 in ways that are really going to test him. He s on a really great journey.”The producer also suggested he will be a “different man” when he returns.“His world has kind of been rocked,” he teased. “And it ll be really interesting to see over the course of the season how he deals with the self-revelations. Not the revelations about Earth-Prime or having hush puppies with Black Lightning or whatever he does [in the world], but what he experienced emotionally. When he comes back, it s all about how it changes him.”(Photo by Katie Yu/The CW)In the meantime, Cisco has left Nash (Tom Cavanagh) to watch out for Team Flash. But as teased at the end of “Marathon,” the last remaining version of Harrison Wells will have a story of his own to consider; in fact, you may be wondering if Nash is the only Harrison Wells to have ever existed on Earth-Prime. Wallace said his status in the world is a story point and you re going to get the answer to that literally in Episode 611.”The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW. Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week. 英雄合击正版手游是一款正版授权的英雄合击手游为我们的玩家带来热血刺激的冒险挑战，玩家上线就可以领取到游戏的极品神器装备，无限刀切割的暴击伤害，更高的游戏难度比拼，快来下载体验吧。
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