The first season of HBO’s road trip horror-fantasy, Lovecraft Country, is a hit with fans and critics, already coming in Certified Fresh. The show blends the terrifying monsters of H.P. Lovecraft’s universe with the horrors of racism in segregated 1950s America. Expanding on those themes, this week s Binge Guide includes more classic literary monsters, the unknown terrors of traveling, and much more.Recommended: The Best HBO Series RankedRecommended: The Best HBO Max Shows to Stream Now For the inaugural episode of Couch Tomatoes, Rotten Tomatoes gathered a critics brain trust to debate their selection of winners for this year s Emmy Awards. Rotten Tomatoes host Naz Perez reveals Rotten Tomatoes picks and gets the awards scoop on all the biggest Emmys stories from TV Guide s Malcolm Venable, Fandango s Nikki Novak, and IndieWire s Ben Travers. Want to know if Game of Thrones is going to ride its 32 nominations to a sweep of the major Drama categories? Will Julia Louis-Dreyfus become the most decorated actor in Emmys history? And who will win Best Actor in a Limited Series, the most competitive of the night s major contests: Jared Harris for Chernobyl or Jharrel Jerome for When The See Us?Couch Tomatoes is Rotten Tomatoes brand-new TV- and streaming-focused show. With each episode, we will tackle the hottest trending topics and biggest TV and streaming news and moments, dive deep into a major series or event, and provide Fresh picks of great shows to help you cut through the clutter and only binge the best.The 71st Emmy Awards ceremony airs live on Sunday, September 22 on Fox.Click here for a printable ballot (complete with Tomatometer scores!) you can use on the big night.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Though the requisite French fashion designer–diva in Emily In Paris might consider the show s title basic, Americans might instead call it forthright. The name of the new Netflix rom-com starring Lily Collins tells you exactly what you re going to get: the story of a successful young American and her fabulous new life in Paris.From Sex and the City and Younger creator Darren Star, the show follows Collins Emily, a twentysomething marketing manager who gets a promotion and moves to the City of Lights to run social media for a luxury French marketing agency. Culture clashes abound, both in the office and in her personal life. While she quickly makes friends in her French chef neighbor (Lucas Bravo), Chinese ex-pat Mindy (Ashley Park), and stylish Parisian Camille (Camille Razat), Emily finds it much harder to fit in at work, where her all-American effervescence and inability to speak French aren t exactly appreciated.(Photo by Carole Bethuel/Netflix)The series, which was originally commissioned for Paramount Network, but moved to Netflix after some corporate shuffling, is Star s first streaming series. I love the idea that people can binge this show, and they re not waiting for next week and next week and next week, Star told Rotten Tomatoes over Zoom ahead of the Emily In Paris premiere.Before you grab some champagne and chocolate and settle in for a binge, read on to find out what else you need to know about the fizzy rom-com.1. Living In Paris(Photo by Carole Bethuel/Netflix)The first thing to know about the series, which was filmed in Paris late last summer and fall, is that living the Parisian life is just as dreamy as you d expect. I wish for jealousy s sake that I could say it wasn t the best time ever, Park told Rotten Tomatoes, but that just wasn t the case: I couldn t have had more fun if I tried. Days off included strolling along the Seine, trying new restaurants, and sipping plenty of wine. Park got an apartment in the historic 4th arrondissement neighborhood of the Marais, and it was exactly what Emily is going through, but I was living it in real time, Park said. There is a wine bar that I took almost everyone who visited me that had the best orange wine and was about the size of this little living room — it s the best. Lucas Bravo and Camille Razat, they would take me out to their favorite French spots, she said.Of course, moving anywhere new is a difficult and isolating experience, and it takes Emily a little while to feel comfortable. Then there s the fact that although the historic buildings in Paris are beautiful, they do have some downsides; for one, the frequent need of repair.Collins experienced the personality of the city s aging infrastructure first hand. Though she said she had a similarly blissful time exploring Paris — her first time in the city for more than a handful of days — she also had some less-than-idyllic experiences like her character. I had a lot of meta experiences as Lily and Emily, like, where my hot water didn t work for two weeks, or my heating stopped working or just funny things where I was like, OK, this is Lily, but it s also very Emily, Collins said.2. Working in Paris(Photo by Carole Bethuel/Netflix)Like all of Star s series, there s a fantasy element at work in this show. First of all, Emily is described as a marketing executive at the ripe old age of not-even-30, which is a bit of an exaggeration even if she was a wunderkind who worked her way up the corporate ladder quickly. But even so, the culture clash at her new company is very extreme, with the buttoned-up French staff not at all receptive to Emily s over-eager, bubbly personality and ask for forgiveness, not permission work style.Emily is a fish out of water careening forward without first assessing how her new colleagues operate (a rookie mistake). It s an interesting situation for Emily because she was sent there last minute, Collins explained. So the office is expecting someone older who speaks French, and she arrives and she s someone younger who doesn t understand the language at all. So right away, it s like, Oh, wait, this is not gonna work. Emily is very passionate, loves her work, and is very articulate, and quite loud and obvious. And so when she comes bustling in to prove herself right away, it can seem like a lot, Collins said. Her youthful boldness, her youthful passion, at the beginning is like a full train rolling, going straight ahead 20 miles an hour too fast. 3. Romance in Paris(Photo by Stephanie Branchu/Netflix)Paris is also called the City of Love for a reason — it is tres romantic, especially the version of Paris captured by this breezy 30-minute show. Emily has a boyfriend back home, a fancy client who s extremely into her, and sizzling chemistry with neighbor Gabriel, who s also a chef at the bistro downstairs from their apartments.But above all, Collins said, I think this is a romantic comedy where mostly Emily s trying to find love within herself. The City of Love is teaching her so much about finding love within herself, and then obviously with these people that she s meeting. It shouldn t be too much of a spoiler to tease that perhaps something explosive will happen between Emily and her hot chef neighbor — come on, you ve seen a romantic comedy before, right? The situation is very complicated on both ends, Bravo said, but Gabriel ultimately can t resist the sparks between them. He s wearing that charming self-confidence mask, but he s really lost, the Nice-born actor said. And when Emily comes around, and at his doorstep — he is not looking for her, she really steps into his life — he sees this very curious character; he sees an opportunity. It s like, OK, what I m feeling right now, I need to experience it because I felt kind of dead all this time and lost, and I feel something right now so I need to experience it. 4. Cooking (and Eating) in Paris(Photo by Roger Do Minh/Netflix)While Park is Tony-nominated for her work in Broadway s Mean Girls musical and Collins has been a big-screen star for years, American audiences won t be as familiar with Bravo. The actor was born in the South of France but lived all across Europe as the son of a professional soccer player, settling in Paris to finish his studies. After a five-year stint in Los Angeles, he moved back to Paris, where he s worked in TV and film for the past few years.As someone who moved around a lot as a kid, Bravo said he s comfortable in all sorts of situations, and that includes his professional life. But his role as a chef isn t necessarily that big of a stretch, since he s got his own skills in the kitchen from his stint working as a chef. I was bartending, and at some point, I was like, I don t think I can learn anything more about bartending. So I asked the chef, because the sous chef just left, I asked him if I could step in and he said yes, Bravo said. And so I started learning and cooking the little plates at first and then he made me part of the bigger process. And the kitchen was open so the customers could see us, and I was totally overplaying it. Sometimes the omelet didn t have to jump so high, but I would just [do it] just for the sake of it. I discovered what it is to be a chef and the food was actually good! 5. Season 2 in ParisEmily and Gabriel s burgeoning relationship, of course, gets complicated as the season progresses, leaving lots of potential storylines should the series get picked up for a second season.While Netflix typically takes a month or two to decide whether to renew a show, Star said that he has ideas ready should they get the green light. So although he hasn t formally started working on a second season, there s a lot of roads to take. So that s the idea: to have a lot of possibilities. Collins is also excited about further exploring that Emily-Gabriel dynamic and said: Hopefully we get to go to a season 2, because we can kind of maximize on that since we are left with a cliffhanger in the last episode, we don t know how it ends yet. 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(Photo by Larry Busacca)All summer long, NBCUniversal and Target are showcasing up-and-coming filmmaking talent as part of the Scene in Color Film Series – and you can explore these young directors’ stories and films right here, on Rotten Tomatoes.The selected filmmakers – whose work ranges from insightful documentaries and moving dramas to striking visual poetry – will not only have their work showcased, but get one-on-one mentorship from super-producer Will Packer, who has been smashing box office records and breaking through barriers for decades with movies like Girls Trip and Straight Outta Compton.“Since producing my first film in 1994, I’ve made it my mission to bring to the screen stories that celebrate people of color, working closely with creators who have been underrepresented in the entertainment industry,” Packer says.As part of the series, he says audiences will “meet three up-and-coming directors and hear all about their inspirations, their process, and why voices like theirs are invaluable to the conversation.”You can discover the filmmakers and their work below:Chicago filmmaker Addison Wright takes us behind the scenes of a viral dance sensation in Hiplet: Because We CanBrooklyn-based Kristian King taps into the pressure to be perfect in moving high school drama Twice As GoodFilmmaker and activist Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah celebrates Black women in her stunning visual poem To the Girl That Looks Like MeSee the shorts and meet the filmmakers from the Scene in Color Film Series.
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What a year 2020 has been! After the severity of the COVID-19 coronavirus became evident, countries around the world effectively went into lockdown some more strictly than others and most of us quickly had to adjust to the so-called new normal. As we sat at home, trying to self-soothe by any means available, a handful of heroes and in some cases, anti-heroes emerged, helping us to take our minds off of things, bringing us some much-needed positive vibes, and giving us a taste of the entertainment we were asked to live without. Of course, we aren t out of the woods just yet, but after more than half a year spent under stay-at-home orders, here are the 12 (online) conversation-starters, powerful performances, and iconic pop culture moments that ruled Quarantine.Joe Exotic and Tiger King(Photo by Netflix)If there was any doubt that the idea of water cooler conversation would still exist in an era of widespread lockdowns, Tiger King removed it almost immediately. Premiering on Netflix on March 20, just as swaths of the U.S. received stay-at-home orders, the docuseries about a larger-than-life animal caretaker and his personal holy war against an industry competitor became the first must-see binge of the quarantine. At the center of it all was Joe Exotic, the proprietor of the G.W. Zoo in Oklahoma, and Carole Baskin, the CEO of Florida s Big Cat Rescue and a self-purported animal rights activist who took issue with Exotic s business practices. But as with any compelling real-life story, Tiger King was full of unbelievable twists and turns, ranging from Exotic s bizarre love life to his run for President of the United States and not one but two murder conspiracies. While much of the country struggled to adapt to the new normal, Tiger King helped take our minds off the crisis with a bit of deliciously scandalous entertainment.John Krasinski and Some Good News(Photo by Some Good News)Just as the severity of the pandemic began to dawn on everyone and stay-at-home orders were being issued everywhere, a likable actor-director used his considerable influence to spread some positive vibes. On March 29, when most people were just beginning to settle into their quarantine routines, The Office and Jack Ryan star John Krasinski surprised everyone with the first installment of a newscast/talk show he decided to call Some Good News on YouTube. Running for just eight episodes, SGN featured Krasinski sharing the most uplifting, inspirational, feelgood stories from around the world, talking to celebrities, and usually doing something a little special for lucky fans. This included a Zoom reunion of the Hamilton cast, a virtual prom with performances from Billie Eilish, the Jonas brothers, and Chance the Rapper, and a high school graduation celebration with keynote speakers like Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Jon Stewart. Now, Krasinski did catch some flak for eventually selling the show to CBS, but it took a lot of work to put the show on, and it s understandable that he would want to go back to making kickass movies and TV shows. In the meantime, the eight episodes of SGN that we did get helped us all to remember how much good is still in the world, even if everything is a little off balance right now, and for that much-needed dose of optimism, we salute Mr. Krasinski.Everyone in Schitt s Creek(Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)For a long time, Schitt s Creek was that underground comedy you recommended to everyone as the best show ever if you were a fan. Most of the time, the people you recommended it to would come back to you and say, It totally is! The series, originally broadcast on Canada s CBC and the cable channel Pop TV, gained even more exposure when its first three seasons were made available to stream on Netflix, and by the time it began airing its sixth and final season earlier this year, it was a bona fide cult sensation. As it happened, the show s series finale premiered smack dab in the middle of quarantine, on April 7, and despite its fervent fanbase, it seemed destined to go down as one of the all-time underappreciated sitcoms. Then came the Emmys in September. As if to say, Yes, Schitt s Creek fans, you were always right!, the series made history by sweeping all seven of the comedy categories, including the four for acting Lead Actor for Eugene Levy, Lead Actress for Catherine O Hara, Supporting Actor for Dan Levy, and Supporting Actress for Annie Murphy. If you ve never watched the show, all six seasons are now on Netflix, so get cracking. You ve probably got the time.Michael Jordan and The Last Dance(Photo by ©ESPN/Netflix)One of the things many of us missed the most, at least in the early days of the lockdown, was live sports. After all of the major leagues shut down operations, folks even resorted to watching reruns of old broadcasts or, after the country had cleared some hurdles, baseball in Japan. In the midst of all this, ESPN saw an opportunity to give fans an addictive dose of sports nostalgia in the form of The Last Dance, an extensive look at the career of Michael Jordan and specifically the 1997-1998 season of the NBA s Chicago Bulls, which would go on to win their second three-peat of championships in eight years. Originally planned for release in June, the 10-part docuseries was fast-tracked to premiere almost two months earlier on April 19, and it became an instant hit, thanks to its compelling narrative, never-before-seen footage, and surprisingly candid new interviews with Jordan himself. It brought millions of fans and meme-makers together in a shared piece of sports history and gave us a bit of real-life drama and pulse-pounding action to look forward to every week.Jonathan MajorsRyan FujitaniJonathan Majors breakout role came in 2019 s indie darling The Last Black Man in San Francisco, a small, powerful drama that went criminally underseen. Luckily for Majors, he had a few more things on his docket that were set to premiere this year he just didn t know at the time that they would be released in the middle of a pandemic. The first was Spike Lee s Da 5 Bloods, a harrowing adventure-drama in which Majors played the pivotal role of David, the son of Delroy Lindo s central character Paul. Majors held his own against Lindo and a cast of heavyweights that included Clarke Peters and Isiah Whitlock Jr., and the film remains high on the list of Oscar hopefuls. Then, in August, the highly anticipated HBO series Lovecraft Country premiered, placing Majors at the center of an inventive horror series with a sociopolitical edge or is it the other way around and earning the up-and-coming actor all kinds of praise from critics. To top off the summer, he also landed himself a gig in the MCU, signing on to play the villain in the next Ant-Man and the Wasp movie.Lin-Manuel Miranda and HamiltonLin-Manuel Miranda s Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning hip-hop musical about the life of one of America s founding fathers has been the must-see Broadway hit for several years now, and scoring a ticket to the show has become something of a status marker. Even if you lived in New York or one of the cities on its tour schedule, there was only a slim chance you d be able to see the show, either because tickets were scarce or because they were maddeningly expensive. Then Disney decided to share the magic of Hamilton with the world, planning a theatrical release of a filmed version of the musical in 2021. Of course, the pandemic changed all of that, and much to the joy of everyone confined to their sofas, Disney chose to move the release up more than a year and plop Hamilton directly on Disney+ for no extra charge. Finally, those of us who had only heard our more fortunate friends gloat about seeing the production were able to watch Hamilton for ourselves and see if it lived up to the hype. Disney+ saw a massive increase in downloads the weekend it was released, and fans of live theater got a little taste of it at home a win-win all around.Beyoncé and Black Is King(Photo by Disney+)Look, Beyoncé is Beyoncé, and it s virtually guaranteed that anything she does is going to be interesting, to say the least. Of course, it helps when the thing she does happens to be incredible, and that s exactly what she gave us in Black Is King. Like 2016 s Lemonade, Black Is King is a musical film, a series of stunning visuals and choreography set to the music of an accompanying album in this case, the album was The Lion King: The Gift, a compilation featuring several artists produced and curated by Beyoncé as a companion to the Disney film. Critics and audiences alike swooned over Black Is King, struck by the imagery and the music, and dubbed it yet another masterpiece from Queen Bey. Not only did she provide a big-budget surrogate concert experience for fans to enjoy in their living rooms, she also managed to convey a vivid message of Black empowerment during a time when the world needed it the most.Zendaya(Photo by HBO)Quarantine provided the perfect time for people to catch up on shows they had heard about from their friends, or had been putting off watching until they had more time, and with the Fall TV season fast approaching, one of those shows was HBO s Euphoria. The series stars Zendaya as a high school student who struggles with mental illness and drug addiction, and it earned both glowing reviews from critics and widespread audience approval. Zendaya wasn t kicking back during lockdown: In June, she actually shot a film – in compliance with strict COVID-19 safety protocols – for two weeks, written and directed by Euphoria creator Sam Levison and co-starring John David Washington. Malcom Marie was the first post-pandemic film to complete production and by all accounts it s very good. (At least, good enough to Netflix to fork out million for it.) Then, in September, during a unique presentation of this year s Emmy awards, Zendaya made history when she became the youngest person ever to win the Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series, proving that she s versatile enough to deliver powerful performances in stark dramas and have fun in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Drive-In Theaters(Photo by Bloomberg/Getty Images)Put your hand up if you went to the drive-in theater for the first time in, like, forever this year? You weren’t alone. From mid-March, America’s 305 drive-in theaters saw business tick up in some cases by 90-plus percent as movie lovers sought out big screen thrills while socially distancing in the safety of their cars. The drive-in became such a 2020 phenom that pop-up drive-ins began to emerge, many in stadiums and carparks; several distributors held ritzy movie premieres in drive-ins, too, including for Antebellum. While the ’50s faves mainly played golden oldies, some new flicks benefited from their newfound popularity, in particular indie horror breakouts like Relic and The Wretched, which topped the box office a record five weeks in a row off the back of drive-in buzz, a record it shares with Black Panther and Titanic.Sitcom and Movie Reunions(Photo by Community YouTube)If you never heard of Zoom before, say, March of this year, you definitely heard the remote meeting software mentioned everywhere once the stay-at-home orders were in place. And while most of us have our share of embarrassing Zoom stories to share, one of the great things we got out of it was a surge of interest in cast reunions for some of our most beloved movies and TV shows. There were literally dozens of them, whether they came in the form of Josh Gad hosting chats with the casts of Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, and The Lord of the Rings or Instagram meet-ups between the casts of Scandal and Twin Peaks or full-on table reads by the stars of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Orphan Black, and Community. Some shows, like NBC s 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, even brought their casts back to film brand new quarantine-themed episodes. With so much of Hollywood production stalled at the moment, a lot of entertainment has focused on the hits of the past, and we got to bathe in a whole lot of nostalgia.Streaming Services(Photo by HBO Max)This one is admittedly pretty obvious, but as most of us were stuck at home, we spent a lot more time watching TV than we normally would, and yes, that allowed us to catch up on some of the stuff we d been putting off watching. Lucky for us, though, all of the existing streaming services and a couple of new ones did their damnedest to keep us entertained with lots of new content. HBO Max officially launched in May, offering a giant library of content from the premium cable network and its parent studio, Warner Bros., plus new titles like the Seth Rogen film An American Pickle, the Ridley Scott sci-fi series Raised By Wolves, and the true-crime docuseries I ll Be Gone in the Dark. Hulu gave us new series like Solar Opposites and High Fidelity, as well as the Certified Fresh, quarantine-appropriate comedy Palm Springs. Disney+ sent Onward to streaming early and took a chance on making Mulan a premium VOD purchase, but it also gave us Beyonce s Black Is King and Lin-Manuel Miranda s Hamilton. Then, of course, there s streaming giant Netflix, which basically piled on series after series, from guilty-pleasure reality shows (Tiger King, Love Is Blind, Selling Sunset, Emily In Paris) to high-concept fantasy shows (Cursed, Warrior Nun, the second season of The Umbrella Academy). And this doesn t even include all the stuff we got from Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, and Peacock, among others. Suffice it to say, if you were bored with TV these past six months, you just weren t looking very hard for the good stuff.Shudder(Photo by AMC Networks)While we re spreading the love around the various streamers, we did want to give a shoutout to one in particular which seemed to really come into its own over the year: the horror- and genre-focused Shudder, which is owned by AMC Networks. Launched in 2015, the service has been rolling out a steady supply of Shudder Originals for years, but delivered some of its best and scariest yet during the pandemic, which was good news for horror fans who d been through their Netflix/Hulu/Prime/Max supplies and were looking for new places to get their fill of guts and ghouls. This year, Shudder gave us Mexican socio-political thriller La Llorona, indigenous-focused zombie flick Blood Quantum, creepy anthology The Mortuary Collection, and Host, shot during the pandemic and focusing on a group of friends holding a seance over Zoom. The latter is the best-reviewed horror movie of 2020. The service also began expanding its library, where you ll find the likes of the original Halloween, Re-Animator, and The Changeling, and entered the southern hemisphere, launching in Australia and New Zealand in August.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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6.97.1 1月喜迎What does being a final girl mean to horror’s original final girl – and her successor to the blood-soaked throne? We sat down with Halloween Kills stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer to find out just that. In an extended conversation ahead of the horror sequel’s release in theaters and on Peacock, Curtis and Greer talk about what being a final girl means to them and to horror audiences, where we find their characters in the new film, and why the women of some of our favorite slasher films continue to inspire audiences to this day.Halloween Kills opens in theaters on October 15, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
Split was a game-changer for director M. Night Shyamalan, who hadn t had a Certified Fresh film since 2002 s Signs. It cemented his comeback, following creepy – and Fresh – The Visit, and it opened up a world of storytelling possibilities with its confirmation that there was a Shyamalan superhero universe (we still remember the gasps as Shyamalan revealed Bruce Willis s David Dunn as a final twist). The worlds of Split and Unbreakable were always intertwined, according to the director, who reveals in Rotten Tomatoes oral history of the 2016 thriller that the character of Kevin Wendell Crumb (a.k.a. The Horde) was originally supposed to appear in the earlier film. Split was also a game-changer for James McAvoy, who dug into what was arguably his meatiest role in Crumb, who suffers fr
It’s the ultimate movie battle royale, and one that is about to be decided – on the big screen as well as on HBO Max – in Godzilla vs. Kong. But before they meet (again) on the big screen, we decided to pit Godzilla and Kong against each other in this special city-smashing face-off! Who is king of the box office? Who is the Tomatometer god? And who can just do the coolest s t? Find out in our fact-stuffed showdown.Check out our podcast: Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong About Godzilla: King of the MonstersGodzilla Vs. Kong is in theaters and available on HBO Max from March 31, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
This week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Knives Out 2, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, and Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.This WEEK S TOP STORYSET PHOTOS REVEAL ETHAN HAWKE HAS JOINED KNIVES OUT 2(Photo by Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)Murder mystery movies typically require ensemble casts because the audience needs to have multiple suspects to consider while trying to guess the identity of the killer, and writer/director Rian Johnson followed that template with 2019 s Knives Out (Certified Fresh at 97%). Following the lucrative 0 million deal to produce two sequels for Netflix, the casting of Knives Out 2 has been similarly ambitious, including MCU alumni Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Jessica Henwick, and Edward Norton, as well as Kate Hudson, Janelle Monae, and Leslie Odom, Jr. Filming of the sequel has begun on location in Greece, and several photos of the cast quickly appeared online. As more photos emerged, fans were pleasantly surprised to discover the presence of Ethan Hawke (Boyhood, Before Sunrise, Reality Bites), who hadn t previously been announced but who appears to be pointing a gun at Hudson and a spectacularly (half) dressed Bautista. In related news, Quentin Tarantino answered a question about whether he will direct a Kill Bill Vol 3 by saying that if he did, he would cast Stranger Things co-star Maya Hawke (Ethan Hawke s daughter) to take over the role from her mom, Uma Thurman. Having reported that, we should also note that Quentin Tarantino has a long history of dream casting his own movie ideas which never ended up being produced.Other Top Headlines1. MYSTERIOUS STAR WARS: ROGUE SQUADRON SCREENWRITER REVEALED (Photo by Charles Eshelman/Getty Images)It was during Disney s ambitious Investor Day event in December that we first heard about Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Certified Fresh at 93%) directing a Star Wars: Rogue Squadron movie for release on December 22, 2023. Around that time, Jenkins was asked about the film s screenwriter, but she refrained from identifying the writer, saying he should have his own proper announcement. What we didn t know at the time was that it would be another six months before that announcement was made, but we can now report that screenwriter Matthew Robinson is currently furiously keyboarding away on a draft of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. Robinson made his feature film debut in 2009 with Ricky Gervais The Invention of Lying (Rotten at 56%), co-wrote Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Certified Fresh at 85%), and has also adapted the Little Shop of Horrors musical and the sequel Live Die Repeat and Repeat (neither of which has been produced yet). Patty Jenkins reportedly wants to direct the greatest fighter pilot movie ever made, inspired by her father s own experiences as a fighter pilot.2. RON PERLMAN TO VOICE OPTIMUS PRIMAL IN TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS (Photo by ©Saban Films)One of the most infamously bad movies ever made was 1953 s Robot Monster (Rotten at 36%), about an alien robot that looked like a huge gorilla suit with a diving helmet for a head; we ve had precious few movies about robotic gorillas in the years since. The Transformers franchise has heard that challenge, and filming will soon begin on Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, which will introduce characters from the Beast Wars spinoff. The new characters will include the Maximals and their leader, Optimus Primal, who is a Transformer who turns into a gorilla. Paramount Pictures only officially announced Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (6/24/2022) a week ago, and we now know that Optimus Primal will be voiced by Ron Perlman, the prolific star of such monster movies (or monster-adjacent movies) as the 2004 Hellboy (Certified Fresh at 81%) and its sequel, Pacific Rim (Fresh at 72%), and most recently, the video game adaptation Monster Hunter (Rotten at 45%). Perlman is the fourth cast member announced for Rise of the Beasts following Peter Cullen (reprising his voice role as Optimus Prime), Anthony Ramos (In the Heights), and Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah), with Steven Caple Jr. (Creed II, Certified Fresh at 83%) directing the film, which is basically a 1990s-set sequel to 2018 s Bumblebee (Certified Fresh at 90%).3. TILDA SWINTON TO REUNITE FOR WES ANDERSON S NEXT SECRET PROJECT (Photo by Derek Storm/Everett Collection)In an era during which it seems we sometimes know too much about a movie before it even starts filming, it s perhaps refreshing that there are still directors like Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel) who are still somehow capable of filming their movies without most of us knowing what they re about. That state of mystery most recently applied to Anderson s upcoming The French Dispatch, which is now scheduled for October 22, 2021 after being delayed for over a year by the COVID-19 pandemic. That delay also means that Anderson will start filming his next film in Spain in September, a full month before The French Dispatch is released. The only details known thus far about the not-yet-titled project is that it will reunite Anderson with Tilda Swinton, who has worked with Anderson multiple times, and that it s believed to be set in a desert (but that it s probably not a Western ). We can probably expect Swinton to be just the first of several actors cast in the film and likely the first of many returning collaborators as Wes Anderson usually uses large ensembles.4. ELIZABETH BANKS FINDS HER CAST FOR THE EPIC TRUE STORY COCAINE BEAR(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)In March, during the same week we learned Steven Spielberg was directing a movie based on his own youth, the news also broke that Elizabeth Banks s next film will be Cocaine Bear, based on the surprisingly true story of a Georgia brown bear that died in 1985 after consuming 40 packets of cocaine. Although we don t know for sure how this story will be adapted, it s probably likely that it will focus more on the humans behind the cocaine smuggling than on the bear itself (our apologies to anyone hoping for the Scarface of talking bear movies). As such, Banks and Universal Pictures have lined up an ensemble cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), O Shea Jackson (Straight Outta Compton), Keri Russell (TV s Felicity), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (TV s Modern Family), and perhaps for some gangster movie bonafides, Ray Liotta (Goodfellas).5. LIVE-ACTION DORA TO PLAY SHAKESPEARE S JULIET IN SPINOFF (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)When 16-year-old Isabela Merced (who s now 19) was first announced as the star of Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Certified Fresh at 85%), the decision no doubt caught many people off guard since they were more familiar with Dora as a child of about half that age, but the Tomatometer score suggests the casting worked. Merced was cast this week as one of William Shakespeare s most famous characters (sort of) as a modern twist on Juliet Capulet from Romeo Juliet. She will play Juliet in Rosaline, a spinoff that focuses the story on Juliet s cousin Rosaline (Kaitlyn Dever from Booksmart, Certified Fresh at 96%), a sharp but idealistic young woman—who happens to be Romeo’s recent ex. Karen Maine (Yes. God, Yes, Certified Fresh at 93%) will direct Rosaline for 20th Century Studios from a screenplay by the writers of (500) Days of Summer (Certified Fresh at 85%).6. LONG-IN-DEVELOPMENT DRACULA SPINOFF FINALLY STARTS FILMING (Photo by ©Columbia Pictures)Movies are sometimes criticized for being rushed to production, but there are plenty of films that take over a decade to get made (and some projects never make it out of development). One such project that has been in the works since at least 2009 is the horror film Last Voyage of the Demeter, which essentially aims to be a spinoff of Bram Stoker s original Dracula novel, in which the Demeter was the ship that transported Dracula s coffin from Transylvania to England. Last Voyage of the Demeter has finally started production under the direction of Norwegian filmmaker André Øvredal (Trollhunter, Certified Fresh at 82%; The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Certified Fresh at 87%; Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Certified Fresh at 78%). Øvredal s cast will include Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth from Game of Thrones), David Dastmalchian (soon to be Polka-Dot-Man in The Suicide Squad), and horror stuntman Javier Botet (Slender Man, The Conjuring 2) as Dracula himself. Hopefully, Last Voyage of the Demeter will explain how the ship ever left Transylvania which is landlocked.7. STONE TEMPLE PILOTS SINGER BIOPIC NOW IN DEVELOPMENT (Photo by Jared Milgrim/Everett Collection)Following two separate musical careers as the lead singer of both Stone Temple Pilots and the supergroup Velvet Revolver, professional rock star Scott Weiland died on a tour bus in Minnesota in 2015 at the age of 48. Weiland s death came just a few years after the publication of his memoir Not Dead Not for Sale: A Memoir, and now the movie rights to that book have been acquired by the producer of the Joy Division biopic Control (Certified Fresh at 88%). That won t be the title of the planned biopic, however, as the producers have instead announced it to be Paper Heart, which comes from the Stone Temple Pilots song Trippin on a Hole in a Paper Heart. Producer Jennifer Erwin is now adapting Weiland’s life [by melding] rock stardom with a moving love story, the rock band frontman plunged into addiction and then fighting his way back to the top with comebacks. On an Apple device? 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这就是个倒果为因的说法。中国单机因为缺失的十年，不仅失去了资本的青睐也失去了一整代的玩家。这已经是个事实了，中国游戏业也逼不得已走了单机─网游─手游的路线，阴差阳错反而在手游领域有了不错的先发优势。 f the X-Men, including Storm, will be introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (The connection to Black Panther II is that in the comics, King T Challa eventually marries Storm.)7. HALLOWEEN KILLS AND THE FOREVER PURGE DELAYED UNTIL 2021(Photo by Ryan Green/©Universal Pictures)The reality of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continuing scheduling delays have made reporting on such release date shifts nearly a non-story each week, but this week, Universal Pictures pushed four of their highest profile horror films back all at once. The reboot of Candyman, which had originally been scheduled to come out last month on June 12th, is now scheduled instead for October 16, 2020. Two other sequels previously scheduled for 2020 have instead been pushed back to dates in 2021: The Forever Purge on July 9, 2021 (one day shy of a year after its original July 10, 2020 date) and Halloween Kills on October 15, 2021. Producer John Carpenter took to Twitter to release this Halloween Kills statement confirming that the 2021 plans include IMAX screens, and also to give us our first teaser trailer for Halloween Kills. This shift also pushes Halloween Ends, which was originally slated to release on the date now occupied by Kills, back another year to October 14, 2022. Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends are both sequels to the 2018 sequel/reboot Halloween (Certified Fresh at 79%), which returned Jamie Lee Curtis to the franchise.8. KRISTEN BELL AND LESLIE JONES TO BE COUNTERFEITING QUEENPINS (Photo by Priscilla Grant, Jason Mendez/Everett Collection)Hollywood remains in quite the transitional period as productions slowly attempt to resume activity during the pandemic. One feature film that is scheduled to start filming in Los Angeles in late 2020 is a caper comedy called Queenpins, inspired by the true story of the largest coupon counterfeit enterprise in U.S. history, led by three women who sold fake coupons that could then be turned in for items that were worth much more money. Queenpins will feature an ensemble cast, including Kristen Bell (Frozen, TV s The Good Place) and Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones as two of the ringleaders, as well as Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up) and Paul Water Hauser (I, Tonya, Richard Jewell). Queenpins will be written and directed by the married team of Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly, who made their feature film in 2013 with the independent film Beneath the Harvest Sky (Fresh at 62%), starring Game of Thrones Aidan Gillen ( Littlefinger ).9. STAR WARS ALUMNI TEAMING UP FOR BORDERLAND INDIE THRILLER (Photo by ©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)As recently as late May, one of the biggest casting news stories was that Cate Blanchett had signed on to star in the video game adaptation Borderlands, based on the popular first-person shooter franchise. Coincidentally (but possibly confusingly), we can also now report that an indie thriller called Borderland (singular versus the plural video game title) is now casting up with stars from a few popular recent films. These stars include John Boyega (Finn from Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker), Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Jack Reynor (Florence Pugh s apathetic boyfriend in Midsommar), and Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen from last year s Queen Slim). Reynor will play an Irish soldier whose pregnant wife is killed by John Boyega s British SAS soldier during a border ambush. Borderland will be directed and written by brothers Tom and Charlie Guard (the latter of whom is also married to Felicity Jones), who made their feature film debut in 2009 with The Uninvited (Rotten at 31%), the poorly received American remake of the South Korean supernatural thriller A Tale of Two Sisters.
华体会全站登录 Released halfway through what many argue is the best year in film history, Election didn’t exactly set the box-office ablaze after it debuted on April 23, 1999 the million-budgeted movie made a mere .2 during its run. And while critics for the most part went gaga for it — Election is Certified Fresh at 92% — compared to other class-of-’99 highlights, it’s almost easy to understand the general public s collective confusion about it: It’s not a technological game-changer like The Matrix (88%), not a Best Picture conversation piece like American Beauty (88%), not an ambitiously sprawling drama like Magnolia, not a dorm-room philosophical manifesto like Fight Club (79%), and, even with its high-school setting, not quite what first pops into mind when we talk about ’90s teen movies (despite being co-produced by MTV).Director Alexander Payne and writing partner Jim Taylor’s follow-up to their abortion satire Citizen Ruth (80%) is not a tidy sell. The comedy, which follows an idealistic teacher (Matthew Broderick) hell bent on making sure one particularly ambitious student (Reese Witherspoon) loses the school’s presidential election, is decidedly dark yet laugh-out-loud funny and paced at a fun, confident clip. So how good is it, with the benefit of two decades’ worth of hindsight? Let us count the ways.Its Script Is Better Than the Book It Was Based on (and That’s Saying Something)Before his novels were adapted into big-deal film and TV projects (Little Children, The Leftovers), a then-unemployed Tom Perrotta, obsessed with the one-two punch of the Anita Hill hearings and the 1992 U.S. Presidential election, cooked up a brisk, very funny page turner in response. Election’s narrative setup, in which each chapter is told from the perspective of a different character, couldn t have been easy to sell on the big screen. Yet Payne and Taylor stick to it, economically and tidily introducing each main player (Broderck’s Mr. M., Witherspoon’s Flick, Chris Klein’s smiley jock Paul Metzler, Jessica Campbell’s nihilistic Tammy Metzler), usually doing something embarrassing. (See: the freeze frame of Witherspoon s unbecoming expression.)Speaking of embarrassing, Payne and Taylor’s script consistently strips away any empathy for these characters that the book had, pointing out that most of the people onscreen are essentially trash. (Just count the number of shots of refuse, or when it’s used as a major plot point). Similarly, the duo cook up new scenes, like Mr. M. being stung in the eye by a bee (humiliating) or the re-shot ending, in which spoiler alert! the now-disgraced teacher doesn’t have a sort of heart-to-heart with Flick as he does in the novel, but instead chucks a soda (trash again) at her limo when he spots her in D.C.The Casting Is Ace, with Breakthroughs, Debuts, and One Indelible Character(Photo by Paramount courtesy Everett Collection)After her turns in Fear and Cruel Intentions, Witherspoon was keen to go full-comedy, initially hoping to play Tammy Metzler, the screw-it-all sister of popular football star Paul Metzler who makes waves as a last-minute candidate in her school s student council election, running against her brother. But she was convinced to take on the role of Tracy Flick instead — and thank god for that. Beyond critical hosannas from the likes of Roger Ebert and a much-deserved Best Actress nom at the Golden Globes, the young actor displays a deft comedic sensibility and range (not to mention a killer, energetic midwestern accent) that raises Tracy Flick to icon status. In the following decade, that performance would influence Tina Fey’s impersonation of Sarah Palin, and Dan Harmon said Flick was the inspiration for Annie Edison on Community.Then there’s Flick’s nemesis, Mr. M., the most popular and beloved teacher at school. At first, Perrotta didn’t think Broderick would work for the role. But, like he proved three years earlier in The Cable Guy, the actor’s sensitive, soft-spoken demeanor is the perfect comedic foil, and as his life starts spiraling out of control (an extramarital affair here, an election sabotage there), his aww-shucks, nice-guy shell makes the whole mess he creates that much funnier.Although his role wasn’t as demanding as Witherspoon s or Broderick s, Chris Klein also shouldn’t get short shrift. Payne discovered the high school senior when he was scouting locals in Omaha, and in his onscreen debut as the sidelined quarterback-cum-student body hopeful Paul Metzler, Klein amps up the dumbness, walking around the halls with a smile plastered on his face like a clueless kid. That summer, Klein would go on to co-star in American Pie, which did 14 times the box-office business of Election and made him something of a teen-movie celeb.It Somehow Tackles Taboos and Maintains Its Comic Levity“Her p y gets so wet.”“F k me, Mr. M.”Both of those lines are in reference to Tracy. (We know. Yikes.) The first one comes from Tracy’s math teacher, Mr. Novotny (Mark Harelik), who drops the description while admitting his affair to Mr. M. The second is from “Tracy,” during a fantasy Mr. M. has while having sex with his wife. (Garbage, remember?) Payne impressively keeps the film lively and buoyant, even when delving into these dark depths, not letting anyone off the hook morally or taking a tonal left turn.The nastiness doesn’t stop there. Later, in a delightful bit of verbal sparring, Mr. M. brings up the affair, to which Tracy spits back, “I don t know what you re referring to, but maybe if certain older, wiser people hadn t acted like such little babies and gotten so mushy, then everything would be OK and I think certain older people, like you and your colleague, shouldn t be leching after their students, especially when some of them can t even get their own wives pregnant.” Broderick’s stunned, I’ve-been-bested-by-a-pupil face that follows is priceless.It Nails the Hell of High School (and A Certain Slice of the Midwest)(Photo by Paramount courtesy Everett Collection)No matter what side of the desk you’re on, high school can be incredibly boring. Payne captures that monotony throughout Election, with shots of students spacing out until the bell rings and giving half-assed answers when pushed by their teachers. As he nears rock bottom, the once-idealistic Mr. M., record-holder for teacher-of-the-year at his school, gets fed up with the routine, too. “‘Mr.McAllister. Mr.McAllister,’” he says, in a voice mocking a whiny student. “‘Can I get an A? Can I get a recommendation? Can I? Can I?’ F k them.”The midwest — or, more accurately, Payne’s hometown of Omaha, where the film takes place — isn’t spared, either. Chain restaurants playing depressing pop, cheap cars with dirt-smudged windshields, hyperbolically polite parents, and frosty, grey-skied mornings paint a picture of a very specific mediocrity. (The director also explores his native state, and similar dark-comedic waters, in Citizen Ruth, About Schmidt, Downsizing and, yes, Nebraska.)It’s Still Politically RelevantWe don’t want to get political here (this is a safe space, people), but can you talk about Election without bringing up, you know, elections? Beyond the aforementioned inspiration for Perrotta’s book, Witherspoon’s turn as Tracy Flick has drawn comparisons to too many real-world politicians to mention over the years. (Hillary Clinton, hands down, is the most referenced, and Payne claims Barack Obama told him Election was his favorite political film.) But it does say something about the film’s longevity (or maybe mankind’s predictability) that critics saw plenty of Election in the most recent U.S. Presidential face-off. Same as it ever was.Election opened in limited release April 23, 1999Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.