k Widow 2 set in the five-year gap between Thanos s (Josh Brolin) death and Scott Lang s (Paul Rudd) return from the Quantum Realm. Would Natasha be as weary as she seems in Endgame? Why would she feel that way if she reestablished ties with Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz), and Alexi Shostakov (David Harbour). Did they get Blipped? Or did another falling out occur, leaving her to run the Avengers with occasional in-person visits from Steve Rogers (Chris Evans)? Alternatively, a sequel could see Nat and Yelena teaming up for another quip-filled adventure as the Red Room still needs further dismantling.Also, we ll point out here that another objective of Black Widow was to establish Yelena as a major Marvel player going forward, so we expect any Black Widow sequel would feature her. That said, a Marvel more comfortable with prequels could go back to the Budapest operation (even if we got the gist of what transpired in Black Widow) or even focus on a story in which Natasha is the villain during her time as a Red Room agent. More prequels mean more possibilities while still maintaining the deaths and actions of certain characters a feat even the comics can t pull off!Implications for the Hawkeye Disney+ Series(Photo by ©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)But speaking of Yelena, the film s most direct nod to Phase Four comes during the film s post-credit stinger, when the former Black Widow accepts a mission to hunt down Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), a thread that will be picked up in the upcoming Hawkeye television series. Shot in late 2020 and early 2021, the Disney+ series will see Clint training or assisting Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), a new Hawkeye with issues all her own. Also, we re pretty sure they re going to run afoul of tracksuit-loving mobsters and adopt an adorable golden retriever with a love of pizza.The project was one of Marvel Studios worst kept secrets, with its existence long-rumored and Steinfeld s part in it leaking a year before the studio made the news official and even then, photos of the actor in costume appeared on the internet a good week before studio president Kevin Feige finally confirmed her participation at the December 2020 Disney Investor s Day presentation. Another rumor about the show indicated Pugh would be making her first post-Black Widow appearance in the series. Then, in December of 2020, it was reported that Pugh officially joined the cast of the series alongside a handful of others. Just a couple of days ago, in an interview with Variety specifically about the post-credits stinger at the end of Black Widow, director Cate Shortland and Pugh essentially confirmed what everyone suspected when Pugh confessed that she didn’t ever really imagine that [her role in the MCU] would continue quite so quickly. It s worth noting, though, that as Black Widow was originally slated for release last year, the Hawkeye reference sets up something well into the Disney+ slate. It sidesteps the initially announced programs in favor of what will be Marvel Studio s sixth television program, although there is a nod to another TV show we ll talk about in a moment. As it stands now, Hawkeye will debut less than year after Black Widow, which means Yelena will be fresher in viewer s minds when she inevitably beats the living daylights out of Clint.The Contessa As Phase Four s Fury(Photo by ©Walt Disney Company)Of course, the stinger also features an appearance by Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). According to Feige, she was always meant to debut in Black Widow, with the stinger serving as a forward link to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. But since her debut ended up occurring in that series, the Contessa s appearance here has a slightly different effect it amplifies, rather than establishes, the notion that she s serving as Phase Four s answer to Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).As we theorized after TFaTWS s finale, the Contessa is collecting a team of her own. From her conversation with Yelena, we can gather that Yelena already works for her by the time she learns of Natasha s death on Vormir. But just what is the Contessa s aim in building her own Avengers?The character s comic book history offer some clues, as the character evolved into the most adept rogue agent ever trained. In her lifetime as a comic book character, she has betrayed S.H.I.E.L.D., Hydra, and seemingly Leviathan, although she could still be loyal to that group. So far in the MCU, the Contessa s subordinates include an ex-Russian spy and a failed Captain America. That doesn t feel like an accident, despite whatever promise of glory and country she feeds to John Walker (Wyatt Russell).(Photo by ©Walt Disney Company)Is it possible she runs the current incarnation of the MCU s Leviathan, the Soviet scientific research and espionage agency we mentioned in our round-up of Five Things to Remember Before You See Black Widow? Like Hydra, it was built to survive, and she could easily be its director.Then again, she could be working with Fury. The two have a long history in the comics, and she could be collecting Phase Four characters on his behalf. The motive: a further defense against whatever foe is up in space that Fury is planning for with the Skrulls (as glimpsed in the Far From Home post-post-credits stinger). But that all depends on whether or not the Contessa is in any way altruistic.Lastly, there is always the possibility that she herself is a Skrull and furthering an agenda to be revealed in Secret Invasion another Phase Four Disney+ series due next year.No matter the true answer, it is interesting to see a character assembling a new team for a shadowy purpose.Taskmaster As A Continuing Threat(Photo by Jay Maidment/©Marvel Studios)We admit this one may be built on a flimsy premise Marvel seemingly cast Olga Kurylenko for a two-line role in Black Widow. But a face as familiar as hers suggests to us that we will see Taskmaster again. For one thing, she s a great hand-to-hand foe. Imagine Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) or Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) facing an opponent who knows their every move. Try to think of the quip Clint will deliver after she squarely trounces him.But beyond the physical threat she poses to just about everyone, there is also a further story to tell about her. As opposed to her comic book counter, who is often just a mercenary, Antonia s story is one of trauma and the horrible realization that her own father put her in this situation. How will she come to terms with that? Will her freedom from mind control and apparent turn away from evil at the end of Black Widow actually stick, or will her anger lead her down the villain s path? If the latter, will she be clever enough to organize some of the villains herself, or will she fall in with someone like Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl)?(Photo by Adrienn Szabo/©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Come to think of it, one of the few things Marvel Studios has yet to attempt is a villain team-up. Is it time for the Masters of Evil? Granted, they ll need a slight rebranding as that name hardly suits Zemo s style or politics.Marvel could also utilize Taskmaster as a recurring villain, which the franchise has done on occasion (not counting big bads like Thanos or Loki). Antagonists generally die or get completely de-fanged by the end of a Marvel movie, and one of comic book Taskmaster s great strengths is his resiliency. Antonia could prove more successful at the recurring villain role than Crossbones (Frank Grillo) or Batroc (Georges St-Pierre). Also, as Taskmaster fights everyone in the comics, Antonia could appear in anything from an Eternals sequel to the Moon Knight series to Blade.Black Widow is in theaters and streaming on Disney+ with Premier Access now.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News. The Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn’t had a Rotten movie yet, and the franchise isn’t about to go south with its 21st installment. Captain Marvel is another success for the studio, though according to the first reviews of the movie, it may not quite qualify as top-tier Marvel. Many critics say the story and action are somewhat disappointing, but we’re introduced to many great new characters in a good-enough entry into the superhero genre canon.Here’s what the critics are saying about Captain Marvel:Does it meet expectations?Captain Marvel is the female-driven Marvel film that we’ve been waiting for. Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the MoviesThere are a lot of expectations riding on Marvel’s first female-led (and first female co-directed) feature, and I am happy to report that the film does indeed live up to the hype. Kate Gardner, The Mary SueCaptain Marvel is a must-see for superhero fans, especially those who have craved more female-led stories. Molly Freeman, ScreenRantEngaging, entertaining and empowering, this new and terrific iteration spotlights a strong, complex, fearless woman finding her voice, power and place in the universe. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionAll-in-all it’s fine, but nothing to get too excited about. And it could have and should have been so much better. Lindsey Bahr, Associated PressHow does it compare to others in the MCU?I do wish there was more of a “wow” factor throughout. There just wasn’t enough at stake. Catalina Combs, Black Girl NerdsThe picture is not dull, exactly, just mundane, marked by unimaginative plotting, cut-rate villains, a bland visual style and a lack of elan in every department. Todd McCarthy, Hollywood ReporterAs generic and retrograde as Black Panther was specific and revolutionary, Captain Marvel is a frustrating disappointment. David Ehrlich, IndieWireCaptain Marvel is one of the studio’s better offerings…[but] It feels less visionary and divergent next to Black Panther. Hannah Woodhead, Little White LiesLuckily, Captain Marvel doesn t have to be better than all of the MCU s previous films to be something enjoyable. Kayti Burt, Den of Geek(Photo by Marvel Studios)What will women think of it?This film gives us the very definition of girl power with a female-led superhero story that encourages and celebrates women empowerment, independence, and confidence. Catalina Combs, Black Girl NerdsThere are plenty of moments where the target market (and beyond) will see themselves reflected. Wholly satisfactory one-liners she drops in the climax provide inspiration – specifically for female filmgoers’ liberation from guilt and doubt. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionCaptain Marvel doesn’t quite become the powerful feminist movie it purports to be, but it is empowering. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmHow is Brie Larson in the lead?Larson is a damn near perfect Carol. She’s funny, tough, and deeply compassionate. Larson conveys so much through a twitch of the lips or a change in expression. Kate Gardner, The Mary SueLarson manages to capture a fiery but playful sense of humor in her character that deftly avoids the tropes associated with naive, superpowered outsiders making first contact with humans. Meg Downey, IGNLarson s performance is key to the success of Captain Marvel and the actress shoulders that burden exceptionally, nailing the cocky and snarky but ultimately good-hearted hero. Molly Freeman, ScreenRantLarson effortlessly displays the full range of emotions of a woman grappling with her own identity and self-worth…there’s an ease to Larson’s performance and easy chemistry with every character she comes in contact with. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmThe performance is fine, if not exciting or inspiring. Todd McCarthy, Hollywood ReporterAnd the character herself?I spent over two hours with Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers and I still have no idea what her personality is. Lindsey Bahr, Associated PressCaptain Marvel is far and away the least compelling thing about Captain Marvel…Not since Edward Norton’s Hulk has the MCU offered such a two-dimensional title hero. David Ehrlich, IndieWireCaptain Marvel gives us the rare female action hero who is funny, knows she’s funny, and enjoys it. Susana Polo, Polygon(Photo by Marvel Studios)What about the supporting characters?The buddy cop dynamic of Fury and Carol is easily the strongest relationship. Kayti Burt, Den of GeekThe relationship between Carol and Maria Rambeau… is the team up we want more of. It’s the type of female relationship we don’t get to see regularly on screen. Catalina Combs, Black Girl NerdsThe best female friendship the MCU has ever seen…it is the strength of Maria and Carol’s relationship that elevates the film to another level. Yolanda Machado, io9The film’s busy third act would be a mess if not for its deep bench of supporting characters, who connect to each other in a number of warm and wonderful ways. David Ehrlich, IndieWireHow is Ben Mendelsohn s Villain?He s a far cry from a traditional MCU villain, but what he lacks in deviousness he makes up for in a genuinely charming sense of humor. Meg Downey, IGNAll too often, great actors kind of get lost in these type of alien/villain roles, but Mendelsohn brings a humanity (Skrullanity?) to this role I was not at all expecting. Mike Ryan, UproxxThe film’s MVP is without a doubt Ben Mendelsohn…He’s given much more to do here than in his last high-profile Hollywood gig and appears to be having an absolute blast doing it. Hannah Woodhead, Little White LiesWhat s this we re hearing about a scene-stealing cat?Goose is the real MVP and I need him in every MCU film from now on. Yolanda Machado, io9Get that cat a spinoff. Kate Gardner, The Mary Sue(Photo by Marvel Studios)What s with all the Star Wars comparisons?This is a full-on, strange, sci-fi film. Some of the scenes reminded me of Rey snapping into the endless mirrors during The Last Jedi. Mike Ryan, UproxxTaking a look at the Kree capital for the first time on screen is similar to the first time we saw Coruscant in Star Wars: Episode 1- The Phantom Menace. Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the MoviesCaptain Marvel makes Solo: A Star Wars Story look bright and cheerful in comparison. Matt Singer, ScreenCrushExperiencing the film s final moments is not unlike the experience of watching the final moments of Rogue One, so cleverly does the film weave its way into existing canon. Kayti Burt, Den of GeekThe climactic sky battle is a spectacular vision, a Star Wars-style dogfight that takes place over sun-washed canyons. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyHow are the action scenes?The action in Captain Marvel is on autopilot — all rapid cuts and no rhythm, and very clearly shot by a second unit who were well-versed in the technical aspects of such a scene. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmWith the added troubles typical to Marvel Studios movies in terms of their CGI, Captain Marvel s action is lacking at times. Molly Freeman, ScreenRantDoes Captain Marvel make us hopeful for the future of the MCU?If Captain Marvel is indicative of the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then the franchise is more vital and impressive than it has ever been. Brandon Zachary, CBRLarson and Carol are both welcome additions to the massive shared universe with what we can only hope are bright futures ahead of them. Meg Downey, IGNIf our new core characters for the franchise will be T’Challa, Peter, and Carol, then the universe is in good hands. Kate Gardner, The Mary SueIf Captain Marvel is any indication, these movies are about to get a little more weird. Mike Ryan, UproxxI came out of the film not caring all that much about her beyond what her dazzling powers might mean for the next Avengers film, which is perhaps the lamest way of all to experience these movies. Lindsey Bahr, Associated PressCaptain Marvel opens everywhere on March 8.
在大量的玩家发现自己喜欢的游戏逐渐和自己开始所设想的不同时，也就出现了大量玩家退坑的情况。归根结底无非都是端游对自身问题的不重视，才导致了因为玩家流失、新玩家入坑少等等的原因，深陷入死循环，那从而需要通过手游，让这个已经成型的IP，不至于那么快的消亡。九游会网址(Photo by Motion Picture Artwork © 2019 STX Financing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.)In a year in which franchises and reboots are dominating more than ever – and some are sounding the death knell for the traditional mid-budget drama and comedy – Hustlers is looking to buck a trend. It is one of the year s few movies without a 2 at the end of its title (or a 3 or 4, or a colon somewhere in the middle) to be generating serious box office buzz. Much of that has to do with the cast, which puts A-list star power via Jennifer Lopez alongside fresh-off-a-mega-hit It Girl Constance Wu, and peppers in some crowd-drawing names from the music world, with Cardi B and Lizzo along for the ride. And it has to do with the allure of the Hustlers story, a crime caper about a group of strippers who found a smart – and entertaining – way to swindle rich Wall Street types at the time that those same types were crashing the global economy.Directed by Lorene Scafaria (Nick and Nora s Infinite Playlist), Hustlers has sex, violence, money, great dancing, a killer soundtrack, and puts a very high heel on the neck of the 99%. Many are predicting it to be one of 2019 s first genuine surprise hits; the movie s rapturous reception at the Toronto International Film Festival has done nothing to dampen that expectation. A big success would be familiar territory for Wu, who made her first major studio picture last year playing Rachel Chu in the biggest surprise hit of 2018, Crazy Rich Asians. The star of ABC s Fresh Off the Boat – she assures us, unprompted, that she loves the show as much as we do and is happy to be returning to it – says Hustlers has another ingredient that crowds who show up on opening day might be surprised to see: a huge amount of heart. And that s something that may make this Goodfellas-style story of a group of women doing what it takes to get by even bigger than some are expecting.Joel Meares for Rotten Tomatoes: I think a few people who go to this movie are going to be surprised that while Hustlers is about exotic dancers and is set in a strip club, it’s really about relationships – mothers, friends. Do you think people are going to expect that?Constance Wu: Yeah, I completely think that people are not going to expect it. I mean, for me, at the end of the day, this movie is really about friendship, a friendship between these two women [Wu’s Destiny and Jennifer Lopez’s Ramona]. Destiny thinks of Ramona as like an aspiration, a friend and a mentor. And Destiny s own mother abandoned her when she was little. So in that sense, Destiny has been seeking somebody like Ramona her whole life. I really think that that s kind of the story of the movie. It s not about stripping, it s not about robbing men. It s not about who s a hero, who s the villain. Because nobody s truly a hero or a villain. These girls did bad things and men did bad things. We re all just complex human beings. We go a little deeper than just the externals of what everybody thinks a strip club is.(Photo by Motion Picture Artwork © 2019 STX Financing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.)There have been a few high-profile movies that take place within the stripping world, but this seems to be the biggest high-profile one directed and written by a woman, and I think that really shines through. Was working with Lorene and having a female filmmaker overseeing this project one of the draws for you?Oh, for sure. Lorene and I instantly clicked. And I think it was important to have her lens on this movie and her pen, computer – her writing on it! And even Jessica Pressler, the woman who wrote the source material, which was the New York magazine article, to have her point of view. And then the fact that the New York magazine article was written from the perspective of Roselyn Keo, an Asian-American woman. It was really, from start to finish, a project that was centered around women and it was by and about women and told through the point of view of an Asian-American woman. That is really rare actually.My acting coach at one point commented, and he said, like, Hey, how come there are no men of substance in this movie? The men are just, like, there. And I was like, Yeah. And it doesn t mean we don t love men. Obviously, men have got great stories. But I said to my acting coach, Oh yeah, because it was not about them.” But that happens with women a lot, too. There are a lot of movies where the women are just there to be a prop, or they re just there to serve the story and not to have their own story. And the fact that it was so unusual that my acting coach had to pay attention, like, noticed it – that says something not about our movie but about our culture and the lack of this type of story and these types of roles.(Photo by Motion Picture Artwork © 2019 STX Financing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.)You mentioned it s about friendship and that really is the heart of it. And it seems so genuine, this bond that these women have, in particular that you and Jennifer/ Destiny and Ramona have. What did you guys do to establish that chemistry, because it sort of rang off the screen as so authentic.I think, at least from my perspective, I just really love and admire Jen so much, like naturally. And the more I got to know her, the more I just truly loved her. Because yeah, Jen is an icon, but when you get to know her, she s really down to earth. She has her sister on set with her, her kids come sometimes, her mom s there. She is a family person, and we just talked like girls. We just really enjoyed each other as people. It s interesting, because everyone s like, Oh how did you develop this chemistry? It s not like we did speed dating or something; it was like any friendship. It was a natural evolution from time spent with somebody that you love and admire. And also, Jen, by nature, is a very caring person, and this is only my second studio movie ever that I ve ever done, and she s done so many. So somebody like that really caring about me and nurturing me and just wanting to do whatever she could to make me feel comfortable, it meant a lot to me.Was there anything that you were surprised to discover that you had in common with Jennifer Lopez when you got to know her?Yeah. We were talking about some of our high school boyfriends. We had similar kinds of stories about that.The other thing that comes through when watching is how much fun some of the scenes in this movie must have been to shoot. I m thinking specifically about the Christmas morning party and the scene where all the girls get on stage together when a major celeb comes into the club. The Christmas scene was really fun just because we all love each other on that set, and we were just free and silly and whatever. And then also the Cardi and Jennifer pole dancing and lap dancing scene is so fun because we were improvising. The [celebrity] scene… it was super fun, but to be honest, physically it was a little hard to keep your balance on the stage with so many bodies around you. A lot of that scene, it was super fun, but a lot of it I m thinking like, Don t fall over, don t fall over. And there are takes, which obviously they didn t use, where I fell over because of those heels!(Photo by Motion Picture Artwork © 2019 STX Financing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.)Those heels are amazing. Was it intimidating to perform not just with J-Lo, who s known for her dance background, but also with so many of the others who had significant dancing experience?I don t know if scary is the right word for it, necessarily. It was really inspiring how good Jen was. Like in that scene where she dances to “Criminal,” I just wanted to stand up and cheer. It was just so amazing. But I will say that I was very relieved that my character was not supposed to be super great at dancing. So that kind of let me off the hook, in a way. Because Jen s character teaches Destiny how to get better at dancing. It works for the character is what I would say, and it was just inspiring to be able to work with women who had dance training and are incredible athletes.We said people might be surprised when they come into this movie: What do you want them to leave with?I want people to leave this movie caring about these characters and caring about them as people, as friends, and as women who are trying to make the best of a world that hasn t always been fair to them, and they re still figuring it out. Empathy and care is what I hope people get out of it. And fun I want people to laugh.Hustlers is in theaters September 13, 2019.
You mustn t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling. Also dream quickly because Inception, along with a host of other classic films with scintillating quotes, is leaving Netflix at the end of March. These include martial arts masterpieces Enter the Dragon and Kung Fu Hustle, Martin Scorsese s dark gamechanger Taxi Driver, and Molly s Game, though writer/director Aaron Sorkin s Oscar-nominated The Trial of Chicago 7 is sure to stay on the streaming platform for years to come. And the Sex and the City movies will also be fleeing, though you can currently get a Kristin Davis fix with the trashy erotic thriller hit Deadly Illusions. Read on to get the full list of movies leaving Netflix at the end of March 2021.Check Out: The Best Movies On Netflix Right Now
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While the current climate has forced us to isolate indoors and practice social distancing — and if you’re not doing that, fix that! — it’s a fortuitous time for those of us who have a laundry list of series to catch up on. Might we recommend the 11 below? All are Certified Fresh and returning with new seasons later this month. 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 3 premieres April 3 on Hulu.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 13 hours (for the first two seasons)Harley Quinn 94% (DC Universe)What it is: Everyone needs to cut loose after a breakup, and Harley Quinn is no different. After ending things with on-again, off-again boyfriend the Joker, Harley and her bestie Poison Ivy get up to various action-packed misadventures as she tries to make her way into the Legion of Doom.Why you should watch it: Harley Quinn is having a bit of a moment right now, and we’re all the better for it! Any fan of DC Comics will find plenty to love here. But with strong language and adult situations, the series is not for kids. Season 2 premieres April 3 on DC Universe.Where to watch: Amazon, DC Universe, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 5 hours (for the first season)The Last O.G. (TBS)What it is: The Last O.G. is a laugh-out-loud comedy series with something to say. Following ex-con Tray (Tracy Morgan) as he readjusts to life in a gentrified Brooklyn after 15 years behind bars, the half-hour series is ripe for fish-out-of-water gags while also portraying social matters of the day. Why you should watch it: Co-created by Jordan Peele and starring a never-better Morgan and Girls Trip breakout-turned-bona-fide star Tiffany Haddish as his estranged ex, there’s no reason why the very funny Last O.G. shouldn’t make your binge list this month. Season 3 premieres April 7 on TBS.Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft, Netflix, VuduCommitment: Approx. 8 hours (for the first two seasons)The Good Fight 95% (CBS All Access)What it is: Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) gets the leading lady treatment with CBS All Access’ hit spin-off of The Good Wife. Set one year after the events of that acclaimed series’ finale (and picking up on the morning of President Donald Trump’s 2016 inauguration), The Good Fight follows Lockhart after she’s forced out of her own firm and teams up with goddaughter Maia Rindell (Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie) and The Good Wife’s Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo).Why you should watch it: Sure, if you loved The Good Wife, you’ll love The Good Fight — but believe it or not, Baranski is even more astounding here and finds exciting new shades to the beloved Diane Lockhart. Fans new and old rejoice. Season 4 premieres April 9 on CBS All Access.Where to watch: Amazon, CBS All Access, FandangoNow, Google Play, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 25 hours (for the first three seasons)Insecure 96% (HBO)What it is: Inspired by creator Issa Rae’s hit web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, Insecure follows the day-to-day happenings of Issa Dee, her best friend Molly, and her love-on-the-rocks boyfriend, Lawrence, with notes as often comedic as they are heart-wrenching and true-to-life.Why you should watch it: Issa Rae is utterly fearless, and Insecure is all the better for it. The Emmy and Golden Globe nominee weaves hot-button issues like gentrification, race, gender, and poverty into solid storytelling and character development. If you want to see what tough love and hard truths look like both in friendship and romance, Insecure serves those down-deep, human universals in spades — and it’s among the best series on television to do so. Season 4 premieres April 12 on HBO.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, HBO NOW, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 12 hours (for the first three seasons)What We Do in the Shadows 97% (FX)What it is: This half-hour comedy follows four vampire roommates navigating 21st century life while living on Staten Island. Though they were meant to conquer America, the series makes it clear soon enough that while certainly fearsome and bloodsucking, they’re not quite up to the task. Why you should watch it: Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi: What more do you need!? Both reunite here to reimagine their 2014 cult-favorite comedy of the same name for the small screen, setting it in New York City, and introducing new characters along the way. It’s just as dark, clever, and hilariously gruesome as you’d expect. Season 2 premieres April 15 on FX.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 5 hours (for the first season)Bosch 97% (Amazon Prime)What it is: Titus Welliver stars as Harry Bosch, a steely, determined homicide detective keeping watch over the City of Angels in this Amazon Prime original series. Each season follows one major case and strikes the perfect balance between contemporary crime grit and smooth, yesteryear noir.Why you should watch it: Bosch may be the best crime series you’ve never heard of. Change that! Co-creator Eric Ellis Overmyer is a seasoned vet of the genre, with roots planted firmly in the genre. Homicide: The Movie and Law Order both earned him Emmy nominations in 2000 and 2002, respectively. He knows his way around the daily dramas of LAPD homicide and proves the perfect collaborator for the source material’s author, Michael Connelly. Season 6 premieres April 17 on Amazon Prime.Where to watch: AmazonCommitment: Approx. 42.5 hours (for the first five seasons)Killing Eve 89% (BBC America)What it is: From the mind of Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Killing Eve is a female-driven cat-and-mouse espionage thriller between a globetrotting assassin, Villanelle (Jodie Comer), and a MI5 security operative, the titular Eve (Sandra Oh).Why you should watch it: Oh is effortlessly likable and utterly watchable, and the fact that Killing Eve gives her the opportunity to flex that charm (and brains, brawn, sensuality — the list goes on) as a top-billed leading lady is reason enough to watch. The fact that she’s met mark-for-mark by relative newcomer–turned–Emmy winner Comer is the reason you’ll stick around for the binge and want more when you’re done. Season 3 premieres April 26 on BBC America.Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, Hulu, MicrosoftCommitment: Approx. 11 hours (for the first two seasons)The Last Kingdom 91% (Netflix)What it is: Based on Bernard Cornwell s The Saxon Stories novels, this BBC Two and Netflix co-production is a period epic charting England’s division into seven kingdoms through the 9th century while Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders. Uhtred is our fictional protagonist, born a Saxon but raised by Vikings. The series’ action begins as he sets out to lay claim to his birthright. Why you should watch it: Anyone who’s both a history buff and lover of large-scale battles and epic storylines have plenty to sink their teeth into here. Season 4 premieres April 26 on Netflix. Where to watch: NetflixCommitment: Approx. 26 hours (for the first three seasons)Penny Dreadful 91% (Showtime)What it is: Prepare to meet Dr. Frankenstein and his creatures, Dorian Gray, Dracula, and more delightful denizens of classic monster tales in Showtime s Penny Dreadful. It comes as a bit of a surprise that Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, premiering in April, isn’t linked to its Victorian London–set predecessor from creator John Logan. On pure mood-setting and binge-ability alone, we recommend you acquaint yourself with the beloved three seasons of Penny Dreadful prior to the new iteration.Why you should watch it: We could all use a little more Eva Green in our lives, no? The new series is set in 1938 Los Angeles, and a grisly murder — and some unforeseen supernatural forces — rocks the city to its core as Detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) and his partner Lewis Michener (Nathan Lane) embroil themselves in the case and soon get in over their heads. Hint of what’s to come: Game of Thrones favorite Natalie Dormer also stars as Magda, a demon who can take on the appearance of others. Season 1 of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels premieres April 26 on Showtime. (Watch the trailer for City of Angels here.)Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, Netflix, VuduCommitment: Approx. 27 hours (for all three seasons)Vida 100% (Starz)What it is: Set in the rarely depicted neighborhood of East Los Angeles, Vida follows estranged Mexican-American sisters Lyn and Emma Hernandez, who are forced to revisit their childhood home and memories after the sudden death of their mother. Familial secrets and personal growth abound.Why you should watch it: Shows don’t get much more refreshingly original than Vida, Starz’s half-hour dramedy from showrunner Tanya Saracho. Centering queer, Latinx voices both in front of and behind the camera is a feat in and of itself, but the fact that the series is compellingly alive (and bingeable) is what will keep you sticking around. It’s wonderfully grounded by Melissa Barrera and Mishel Prada as the central reunited sisters. Season 3, its final outing, premieres April 26 on Starz.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 9 hours (for the first two seasons)Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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0.92.5 9月喜迎Alita: Battle Angel (2019) 61% The Japanese cyberpunk manga Battle Angel Alita began publication back in 1990, and when James Cameron got wind of it (via Guillermo del Toro, no less), he became instantly fascinated by it and began development on it as a passion project. Ultimately, after years of delays, Cameron found himself occupied by Avatar and its sequels, so he handed the reins over to Robert Rodriguez. The film centers on a scientist (Christoph Waltz) who discovers a deactivated cyborg (played in motion-capture by Rosa Salazar) in a junkyard and gives her a new body, only to realize her previous function was much more lethal. Alita: Battle Angel has impressed critics with its groundbreaking, immersive special effects par for the course with any film produced by James Cameron but it takes some of its narrative cues from better films that have come before. It s an eye-popping theater experience, to be sure, and if that s what you re looking for, Alita delivers enough entertainment value to keep you in your seat. Just don t expect to be blown away or even particularly engaged by its story.
Female superheroes have been around almost as long as the genre itself, with Wonder Woman paving the way for a diverse group of characters as far back as the 1940s. On television, she also established a foothold alongside characters like The Mighty Isis and Electra Woman in the 1970s. Unfortunately, as superheroes disappeared from television in the 1980s, so too did these initial, beloved characters. With the big expansion of superhero television in the 21st Century, female superheroes returned, and it is nearly impossible to think of a series without a key superpowered woman in the cast. Granted, very few headline a series currently, there is only one female-led superhero show but their contributions often keep their shows running.But who are the best on television right now? And is it their abilities, life experience, or strength of will that makes them great? Here are seven of the greatest female superheroes on television right now who prove it is a combination of all three factors that sets them apart from the rest.Supergirl Supergirl 90%(Photo by Jordon Nuttall/The CW)Debut in Comics: Action Comics #252Abilities: flight, super strength, super speed, invulnerability, heat vision, x-ray vision, super hearingCertainly the most powerful of the female superheroes on television, Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) also boasts the most diverse set of abilities. On a physical level, she can dish it out easily, but Kara’s most important power is often her sense of hope and empathy. She never wants to get into a brawl – in fact, she prefers to avoid it – and would rather make a foe her ally. This sometimes works out, as when Livewire (Brit Morgan) helped out on Kara’s mission to Fort Roz last year. And other times, as with season 3 nemesis Reign (Odette Annable), Kara s appeals may fail to warm an evil heart, which forces a fight. Nonetheless, Kara s opponents often mistake her hope as a weakness instead of the bedrock of her strengths.Syd Barrett Legion 91%(Photo by Prashant Gupta/FX)Debut in Comics: n/aAbilities: body switchingLet’s face it, Syd (Rachel Keller) has not had an easy go of it on FX’s Legion. When we meet her, she lives in extreme isolation, thanks to her cruel mutant ability – any skin-to-skin contact will see her consciousness transferred to the body of the person touching her. Nonetheless, she manages to find some semblance of a life with the people at Summerland and David Haller (Dan Stevens). Then he disappears for a year. During that time, she learns to control her ability as the Summerland group ally with Division 3, the government agency previously engaged in hunting them. And once David resurfaces and she learns his role in the coming apocalypse, she resolves to either heal him or kill him. David escalates things by trying to restore their previous love affair and assaulting her, but despite the complete betrayal, Syd bounces back and rededicates herself to the one action guaranteed to save the world. That resiliency, especially in the world of Legion, is a superpower in its own right.Black Canary Arrow 86%(Photo by Dean Buscher/The CW Network)Debut in Comics: Flash Comics #86 (as Dinah Drake)Abilities: sonic cry, advanced combat trainingDinah Drake’s (Juliana Harkavy) sonic cry certainly came in handy when Team Arrow needed a new member to replace the deceased Black Canary, Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy). She also proved a worthy opponent to Laurel s villainous Earth-2 counterpart, Black Siren (also Cassidy). But even if she was not a meta, Dinah would certainly be worthy to stand alongside the team as an accomplished fighter. With her staff, she’s almost unstoppable. She also has superb strength of character, as exemplified by her willingness to work with Black Siren – now pretending to be the Earth-1 Laurel and operating as the Star City District Attorney – and even moving past her culpability in the death of Dinah’s ex-boyfriend Vincent (Johann Urb). That strength takes on many forms, even as recently as this week’s episode, in which she finally admitted to the team that she can no longer use her cry. Though reluctant, her willingness to share illustrates her continued growth and is yet another reason why she will continue to be the Canary long after Team Arrow disintegrates as noted in the 2040 flash-forwards.Polaris The Gifted 79%(Photo by Ryan Green/Fox)Debut in Comics:The X-Men #49Abilities: magnetic manipulationSure, Lorna Dane (Emma Dumont) may have spent most of the second season of The Gifted allied with the very questionable Inner Circle, but her willingness to admit her mistake in this regard puts her back on the right side, even if she stayed away from the remaining Mutant Underground characters. From the series first moments, Lorna was portrayed as one of the most powerful mutants around, thanks to an ability that can stop bullets, open fences, and even bring down an entire airplane, killing all of its passengers. That last point certainly set up a heel-turn, but as the show’s second year progressed, Lorna saw the downside of her actions and the horrifying real intent of Inner Circle’s plan to create a mutant homeland. Nonetheless, she acknowledged her errors and resolved to make amends. That resiliency is part of what makes Lorna one of the most interesting characters on the show, and doubly so as she remains strong while combating a chronic mental illness. Should the show continue in the Disney era of X-Men properties, it will be interesting to see how she juggles the roles of hero and mother. She would probably say they are the same thing.Killer Frost The Flash 89%(Photo by Dean Buscher/The CW)Debut in Comics: Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #19 (as Caitlin Snow)Abilities: ice generation and manipulationThis is a strange one, as Killer Frost is traditionally a villain. But The Flash took her on a curious journey as viewers discovered she is a distinct personality from her host, Dr. Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) – one dedicated to protecting Caitlin above all other concerns. Nonetheless, the pull toward selfish acts and quick answers was strong (see her alliance with Savitar in season 3), but as she and Caitlin learned to share one body, Frost also learned empathy. And then, she was seemingly gone for a time, and the absence affected Caitlin and the fans more acutely than anyone could predict. She eventually resurfaced with a resolve to be more of a team player she s a far cry from the woman who walked away from Team Flash at the end of season 3. Meanwhile, in the current season, her powers prove uniquely effective against Cicada (Chris Klein) as she is immune to his power-dampening dagger. It s a good thing she decided to work with the group, otherwise their few successes against the meta serial killer would not have been possible.Elasti-Woman Doom Patrol 97%(Photo by DC Universe)Debut in Comics: My Greatest Adventure #80 (as Elasti-Girl)Abilities: limited shape changing and mass exchangeRita Farr (April Bowlby) is a ways from admitting this to herself, but she has the strength to lead a superhero team even one as dysfunctional as a the Doom Patrol. On a purely physical level, she must have Supergirl levels of strength to maintain her human form. When out of control, she is a giant rolling mass capable of occupying an entire city block. Keeping that form in check requires tons of strength, to say nothing of mental fortitude. Sure, she still slips from time to time with so much of her power devoted to retaining her idealized shape, the slightest emotional upset can weaken her resolve but that’s the real challenge she faces in the first season of the show: accepting those mistakes as part of her path to becoming a strong and capable woman. Along the way, she might even figure out how to use her gelatinous form to stretch like her comic book counterpart. At that point, she will be more formidable than even Jane (Diane Guerrero) or Robotman (Brendan Fraser).Zari Tomaz DC's Legends of Tomorrow 89%(Photo by Dean Buscher/The CW)Debut in Comics: Shazam! #25 (as The Mighty Isis)Abilities: air manipulationWhen Zari (Tala Ashe) first joined the Waverider crew, she was sarcastic, reluctant to engage, and more of a hindrance to the mission than an asset. In short, she was a Legend in the making. She abused the ship’s food replication system to snack endlessly and played video games constantly in lieu of getting to know anybody. Nonetheless, she would also call out the other Legends for being slackers, and after getting caught in a time loop, she learned to care about them. She also began to involve herself in the mission, particularly once the group discovered the Air Totem that generates her abilities was tied to their opponent, the time demon Mallus. By the point the Legends found the other totems and unified them into a giant Cuddle Me Beebo doll to fight Mallus, she was definitely a member of the team. In the most recent season, Zari has continued to grow, taking on more responsibilities and even mentoring new recruit Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers). Well, mentoring after a fashion. And while she continues to grow as a hero or as much of a hero as a Legend can be she still finds time to snack.Like this? 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Could the social commentary have been a little stronger?“I couldn’t help but see a missed opportunity for a richer, more complex look at what the politically powerful do when the poor gain some power of their own.” Travis Hopson, Punch Drunk Critics“It feels shallow, unwilling to commit to bigger statements beyond vague suggestions to overcome systemic injustice with Black Excellence.” Oluwatayo Adewole, The Spool“The movie’s sexism is predictable and dull; how it navigates race is similarly obvious but a touch more interesting.” Manohla Dargis, New York Times(Photo by © NETFLIX)Does Project Power impress visually?“With the aim of maximizing the use of practical effects…there are a number of standout showdowns featuring dramatic powers.” Nicola Austin, We Have a Hulk“The visuals one scene offers will have college students studying in film classes for years to come.” Allison Rose, FlickDirect“[The] effects fit the world and don’t scream GREEN SCREEN at you like some movies.” Julian Lytle, idobi.com“The VFX, for the most part, are what you’d expect from any major film – except for one scene in the middle. The CGI in this scene is awful.” Jamal-Dean Grootboom, Independent OnlineHow Is Jamie Foxx?“Jamie Foxx is Jamie Foxx. He brings charisma, he brings charm, he gets you entertained…he does a great job.” Sharronda Williams, Pay or Wait“Foxx, still a movie star to his bones, imbues Art with both fierce purpose and breezy charisma.” Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly“Foxx holds the center easily with the kind of imposing physicality and emotional stoicism that has long defined the male savior-redeemers played by John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington and so on.” Manohla Dargis, New York Times(Photo by SKIP BOLEN/NETFLIX © 2020)We hear Dominique Fishback steals the movie “The real star of the picture is Fishback…such a natural presence, and it’s great to see a young Black woman showcased this way in a major action film.” Clint Worthington, Consequence of Sound“She elevates every scene she’s in. You really feel her absence when she’s not on screen.” Oluwatayo Adewole, The Spool“She brings a smile to your face when she’s on screen…this movie doesn’t work without Dominique Fishback.” Sharronda Williams, Pay or Wait“She’s this movie’s most reliable power and the only thing you’ll remember about it five minutes later.” Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times“It’s a star-making performance.” Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times“While I could do away with the ‘aspiring rapper’ trope writers always saddle on at-risk black protagonists, Fishback at least tries to make the character her own.” Travis Hopson, Punch Drunk Critics(Photo by SKIP BOLEN/NETFLIX © 2020)How Are the villains?“Don’t miss Rodrigo Santoro and Amy Landecker as some amusing bad guys.” Kate Erbland, IndieWire“Frank and Art aren’t fighting Thanos or Blofeld, but the drug itself and the havoc it wreaks: crime, bodily harm, crumbling neighborhoods.” Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post“Like The Old Guard before it, Project Power has a major villain problem, and the story upon which these more charming elements hang suffers as a result.” Clint Worthington, Consequence of Sound“The way they deal with the villains, though very fun and action packed, seems a bit too quick and easy.” Tessa Smith, Mama’s Geeky“There s a primary antagonist, sort of, who barks orders but is never explained…I’m sure this was done purposely to set up the sequel.” Julian Roman, MovieWebWill it leave us wanting more?“I would love to delve deeper into these characters and the origins of the pills, opening up the door for a possible sequel.” Allison Rose, FlickDirect“Perhaps the (inevitable) sequel can pack more juice.” Kate Erbland, IndieWire“This could be turned into a franchise but it also just works as a standalone. You get to the end and you feel entertained and fulfilled.” Julian Lytle, idobi.com(Photo by SKIP BOLEN/NETFLIX © 2020)So, it s worth a stream?“Netflix has indeed found a niche in adrenalized action flicks that’ll keep you entertained during lockdown while providing a little more nuance than you might expect, and Project Power fits right into that niche.” Steve Pond, The Wrap“Project Power is sleek and stylish enough to make it watchable. And these days, that’s almost enough?” Sean O’Connell, Cinema Blend“Since you’re sitting at home, scarfing entertainment on the small screen, there’s an impulse to say, ‘Check this out! It’s good enough!’” Owen Gleiberman, Variety“Project Power [is] an entertaining diversion.” Adam Graham, Detroit NewsProject Power is available on Netflix now.
King of the Crop: Shazam! Repeats, but Its Final Estimate Falls(Photo by Warner Bros.)As stated last week, Shazam is more DC’s Ant-Man than their Guardians of the Galaxy. To maintain the kind of momentum that would keep it in the universe of Paul Rudd’s character financially, it was hoping for around a 45% drop for its second weekend. Instead it fell 53%. Still good enough to beat this week’s challengers handily, but its hopes of reaching 0 million and beyond fell a bit. Among comic book adaptations to earn between -100 million after ten days, Shazam! joins the company of X-Men, X-Men: First Class, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, The Incredible Hulk, Batman Returns, The Wolverine, and Wanted. Batman Returns is the high bar with a 2 million final tally, while the four films surrounding it on that list grossed between 1-135 million. Shazam!’s second weekend (.1 million) was higher than all of those films except for Batman Returns (.4 million) but its final estimate is now in the 0 million range. Shazam! has grossed over 1 million worldwide to date.Rotten Returns: Laika Is Failed Again, but Not By Critics(Photo by Annapurna Pictures)This story is either sad or infuriating maybe both, depending on who you ask. Ask critics which animated studio they would rather see put out more film – Illumination or Laika – and they re likely to say Laika every day and twice on Sunday. Laika’s output has included Kubo and the Two Strings (97%), Coraline (90%), ParaNorman (87%), Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (83%), and The Boxtrolls (76%), all of which are Certified Fresh. Yet, since Coraline in 2009, each successive Laika film has grossed less than the last from Coraline’s million down to Kubo’s .Laika jumped ship from Focus Features, a studio whose Laika projects rank as four of the top 12 grossers in their history. Now they put themselves in the hands of Annapurna, who this February partnered with MGM and Orion to release films under the banner of United Artists Releasing. Missing Link (89%) is their first effort, and they opened it to .8 million. In 3,413 theaters. That is a lower per-theater-average (,712) than Matthew McConaughey’s Serenity (,724). It is a worse average than Focus Features got for Neil Jordan’s Greta (,859). Focus opened Ratchet Clank to .8 million for Pete’s sake. While UA Releasing has some high profile remakes and sequels on the horizon (Child’s Play, Bill Ted Face the Music, Bond 25), this is a really disconcerting start. Especially for the animated company, which deserves better.The Top 10 and Beyond: Hellboy Hits Bottom with Critics and Audiences(Photo by Summit Entertainment)Another film that could have gone into the “Rotten Returns” section was the reboot of Hellboy. From Sony to Universal to Lionsgate, no studio has been able to make this character a thing. Despite two efforts from Gullermo del Toro, both 2004’s Hellboy and 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army were financial failures, albeit ones with PG-13 ratings. The new R-rated Hellboy may not be family-friendly, but it wasn’t critic-friendly either. Garnering just a 15% on the Tomatometer, Hellboy is one of the worst-reviewed wide releases of 2019, ahead of only A Madea Family Funeral (13%), Replicas (10%), and this week’s release of After (13%), which Aviron opened in 2,138 theaters to bigger numbers than Missing Link (.2 million).Back to Hellboy, though. It continues Lionsgate’s history of lackluster returns for comic book adaptations. Red was their biggest success, opening to .7 million and finishing with .3 million. Its sequel was not as well-received, with lines of and .8 million. Kick-Ass was .8 and million. Hellboy could not even reach their PG-13 Thomas Jane Punisher film, which opened to .8 million just two weeks after del Toro s Hellboy opened to .1 milion in 2004. The Punisher finished with just .8 million. Neil Marshall’s million production of Hellboy may not even make it to million domestic, which is less than Hellboy II’s opening weekend alone of .5 million.Disney’s Dumbo is also headed for a rough landing. The live-action version of their 1941 classic is up to just .9 million after 17 days. That puts it in league with Apollo 13, Borat, Home Alone 2, The World is Not Enough, District 9, Blades of Glory, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Fifty Shades Freed, Superbad, Doctor Dolittle, The Fugitive; films between -91 million in the same period. Among that crop, only Fifty Shades Freed made less (.1 million) in its third weekend than Dumbo (.1 million). That is putting Tim Burton’s 0 million production somewhere between 0-110 million. With only 6 million worldwide, the film could end up being another 0+ million loser for Disney. Fortunately for them, not only is Avengers: Endgame on the horizon, but Captain Marvel still has the 21st best total ever after 38 days with 5 million, and with .064 billion worldwide, it s now the 28th highest-grossing film ever.(Photo by Paramount Pictures)The new Pet Sematary adaptation is following the path suggested in last week’s column. With a 59% drop in its second weekend to million, the film is now in danger of coming up short of the .4 million of the 1989 film. The 2019 version is in league with other horror films like The Omen (2006), Evil Dead (2013), Gothika, White Noise, Dracula Untold, Happy Death Day, and The Cell – each of which had between -42 million after ten days of release, and only The Cell and Gothika made more than .4 million. With The Curse of La Llorona set to take a chunk of the horror fans away from a film that dropped from 82% on the Tomatometer after its closing night SXSW premiere to 58% by the end of its first weekend, an under million haul next weekend could seal its fate in missing the 1989 goal. Nevertheless, it s sill on pace to turn a profit for Paramount.Doing better with horror fans is Jordan Peele’s Us, which is over 3 million, officially passing last year’s Blumhouse production of Halloween. The film is still million ahead of last year’s A Quiet Place after 24 days, but it has fallen behind its fourth weekend take (-to-.9 million.) That is also less than Get Out’s fourth weekend (.4 million), though Us is still million ahead of the pace of Peele’s debut. Us looks to land somewhere in the 0 million range. Universal also managed to open Little this weekend ahead of Hellboy. Its .4 million opening is higher than their Jason Bateman/Ryan Reynolds body-switch film, The Change-Up, which started with .5 million and finished with million.This Time Last Year: Dwayne Johnson Led with Another Video Game Adaptation(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)The video game adaptation, Rampage with Dwayne Johnson led the way with .7 million, just barely beating the second weekend of A Quiet Place, which finished with .9 million to just pass the 0 million mark in its 10th day of release. Opening in third was Blumhouse horror, Truth or Dare, with .6 million and Roadside’s most successful film to date, the song origin tale of I Can Only Imagine, passed million in total sales. The Top Ten films grossed 1.79 million and averaged 66.8% on the Tomatometer. This year’s Top Ten grossed an estimated 1.45 and averaged 58.5%On the Vine: Horror and Sci-Fi Bring the Calm before the Avengers Storm(Photo by New Line Cinema)Another horror film tries to separate fans from their money. This time it is The Curse of La Llorona, part of The Conjuring universe, about the infamous weeping woman who steals children. Its premiere at SXSW this year was not as well received as Pet Sematary, as it owns a 44% on the Tomatometer at the moment. (Sematary’s score dropped 20% from its SXSW premiere.) Also look out for 2018 SXSW premiere, Fast Color, from director Julia Hart and co-writer/producer Jordan Horowitz, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a woman with powers in a bleak future.The Full Top 10: April 5-7Shazam! (2019) 90% – .14 (.91 million total)Little (2019) 46% – .49 (.49 million total)Hellboy (2019) 18% – .01 (.01 million total)Pet Sematary (2019) 57% – million (.12 million total)Dumbo (2019) 46% – .18 million (.94 million total)Captain Marvel (2019) 79% – .63 million (6.53 million total)Us (2019) 93% – .95 million (3.5 million total)After (2019) 18% – .2 million (.2 million total)Missing Link (2019) 88% – .84 million (.84 million total)The Best of Enemies (2019) 53% – million (.1 million total)