(Photo by 20th Century Fox)Blockbuster movies cost a bunch of money to make – jaw-dropping special effects and big-name actors don t come cheap. In order to make the expense worth it, movie studios need to pull out all the stops to get moviegoers to buy tickets once the film premieres, and that typically involves a killer marketing campaign. These days, slick trailers, along with all sorts of unique real-world stunts and marketing gimmicks, can be as much of a production as the final movie itself.These memorable marketing campaigns take different forms — sometimes it just takes a really well-done trailer and a memorable use of a song, as seen and heard in the trailer for Jordan Peele’s Us, which retools Luniz’s “I’ve Got 5 on It” in a deliciously creepy way. Other times movie marketers will stage mysterious real-world stunts to get excited fans involved. Whatever the method, a well-done marketing campaign for a well-done movie often means box office success.Here are 10 of the most memorable movie marketing campaigns we ve seen.Jaws 2 (1978) 61% and Alien (1979) 98%(Photo by Universal Pictures/20th Century Fox Film Corp.)Studio: Universal Pictures / 20th Century FoxWhy you remember it: Because of two incredible taglines.Let’s kick things off with a tie, as both films are shining examples of an older era of promotion, before viral marketing was a thing. Jaws was the first blockbuster, but Jaws 2 was briefly the highest-grossing sequel of all time until Rocky II bested it the following year. Part of the film’s success likely has to do with one of the greatest taglines of all time — “Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water” — the work of famed and innovative producer Andrew J. Kuehn.The following year, Alien came around with one of the other great taglines in movie history, “In space, no one can hear you scream.” Neither of these movies had real-world promotional activations, but they were united in memorable taglines that, thanks to their use of the second-person, made would-be viewers feel part of the cinematic horrors to come.Did it work? As mentioned, Jaws 2 was a huge success, pulling in 8 million. Alien’s box office figure is a little disputed, as some creative Hollywood accounting originally recorded the film as a loss for Fox, but it went on to spawn an iconic, acclaimed sci-fi horror series. And, of course, those two taglines are now forever seared into the public consciousness.Deadpool (2016) 85% Studio: 20th Century FoxWhy you remember it: Because Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool.Deadpool is known as the Merc with a Mouth, and the film’s promotional team sure did have a lot to say about the film. There was so much marketing, and all of it projected an irreverent, slightly naughty sense of fun. There were parody posters, custom emojis, a feud with Wolverine (and Hugh Jackman), a costume reveal via faux-nude spread, and a flaming bag of poop yule log, to name just a few campaign highlights. Then there was Reynolds, who, as the person most responsible for making Deadpool happen, projected his passion for the wise-cracking hero and modeled his own social presence after the Merc.Two years after Deadpool was released, Reynolds and the Fox marketing team went even harder with the promotion of Deadpool 2, taking over the DVD covers of other popular movies at Walmart and handling Stephen Colbert s late-night monologue duties, before going further yet for in its meta promotion of Once Upon a Deadpool. The marketing behind the franchise is now officially one of the reasons we look forward to another Deadpool movie.Did it work? Deadpool made 5 million at the box office and became the highest-grossing R-rated film ever. Not bad for a superhero movie.The Social Network (2010) 96% Studio: Columbia PicturesWhy you remember it: Because “you don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.”David Fincher’s moody bio-pic about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is really an exceptional villain origin story, and the marketing for the film made that clear. The first trailer is scored to a haunting cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” as sung by a children’s choir, illustrating how there was something unsettling behind all this “friending.” Then there’s the poster, which features Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) looking at the viewer from the shadows, his face obscured by the memorable and ominous tagline in a crisp Futura font. Both the “choral cover of pop song” and “poster with words on a face” would go on to be often-imitated promotional tropes, but they were just the Google Plus to The Social Network’s Facebook.Did it work? The Social Network made 4.9 million and was nominated for or won a host of major awards. Plus, Zuckerberg had some qualms with the movie – so that s a success.Psycho (1960) 96% Studio: Paramount PicturesWhy you remember it: Because of the secrecy and Alfred Hitchcock’s suspenseful set tour.Modern moviegoers who were too young to remember seeing Psycho in theaters probably remember Hitchcock’s iconic slasher for the famous shower scene. Hitchcock knew that would be the case. Movie trailers weren’t what they were back then — the idea of multi-level movie marketing as we know it today didn’t really emerge until the late 90s. But, Hitchcock was the master of suspense, and he knew how to get an audience shaking with curiosity and anticipation. The trailer for Psycho featured Hitchcock giving a tour of the Bates Motel, offering gory hints of what horrors might have happened there but stopping just short of giving anything away. That, along with a campaign to keep the shocking twist in the movie a secret – which went so far as preventing Paramount Studio execs from reading the script – had audiences eager to see what happened.Did it work? Psycho cost about 0,000 to make and made more than million during its initial release — and this is in 1960s dollars! It was a huge hit, went on to enjoy multiple theatrical reissues, and is generally regarded as a landmark horror movie. So, yeah, Hitchcock’s a great tour guide.Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) 91% (Photo by @ 20th Century Fox)Studio: 20th Century FoxWhy you remember it: Because of Sacha Baron Cohen’s in-character interviews as Borat.It’s fitting that a movie that blurred the lines between comedy and documentary (not to mention acting and reality) would have a similarly meta promotional campaign. Borat wasn’t a new creation, as Cohen’s character had been on the Da Ali G Show for years, but he wasn’t widely known. That let Cohen dupe the movie’s subjects — as well as many would-be ticket-buyers – into thinking that this kooky Borat character might be on the level.Did it work? Borat made 2 million at the box office, much to Kazakhstan’s chagrin.Cloverfield (2008) 78% Studio: Paramount PicturesWhy you remember it: Because of all the rampant speculation about the top-secret mystery plot.A good marketing campaign doesn’t give everything away, it just teases some of the best stuff so that moviegoers are excited to see the rest. Cloverfield’s marketing was so memorable because it gave, well, essentially nothing away. The first trailer, which came by surprise ahead of Transformers screenings, didn’t even include the movie’s title or any plot details. This, along with some innovative virtual tie-ins (shout-out to MySpace), had fans wondering what it might be. A Lost movie? A Godzilla film? An anime adaptation? Something new?Did it work? Like The Blair Witch Project, which pioneered this type of hype-building mystery promotion, Cloverfield was a hit. The film made 0.8 million against a budget of million, and spawned a whole franchise/ universe of sci-fi films united mostly by viral marketing, though none were as successful as the original.Inception (2010) 87% (Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures)Studio: Warner Bros. PicturesWhy you remember it: Because of the spinning top mind-game (and the “BWWAAHHHH” sound).Warner Bros. spent 0 million to market Inception, an increasingly rare blockbuster that was wholly original, not a sequel nor an adaptation. To get people excited about an unknown quantity, the studio banked on Christopher Nolan’s post-Dark Knight appeal and made an online viral game involving the spinning top that diehard fans tried to solve. The game unlocked the official trailer, and that was a great piece of advertising too, in no small part because of the booming Inception sound that rightfully became a meme.Did it work? The marketing certainly planted the idea of going to see this movie in a lot of people s’ heads, because Inception made 8.3 million at the box office.The Dark Knight (2008) 94% (Photo by @ 20th Century Fox)Studio: Warner Bros. PicturesWhy you remember it: Because you solved an interactive mystery across a virtual Gotham City, and Heath Ledger’s untimely death.The heroes of DC Comics save the day in fictional cities, like Metropolis. But, to promote the second (and best) of Christopher Nolan’s three Batman movies, the alternate reality game company 42 Entertainment made Gotham City real. Using websites like WhySoSerious.com, fake Gothamite newspapers, and Harvey Dent campaign materials, 42 Entertainment sent fans on a scavenger hunt all over the web and the physical United States — starting with San Diego’s Comic-Con, where one reward was the first image of the movie s Joker. It gave fans a tantalizing glimpse of the drama to come, and let them feel like the Batman, the World’s Greatest Detective, himself. Add to that the tragedy of Heath Ledger’s untimely death ahead of the premiere of his incredible performance as the Joker, and you’ve got a super-powered level of expectations.Did it work? The Dark Knight made over billion at the box office and was popular enough to change the way the Academy Awards work.Paranormal Activity (2007) 83% Studio: Paramount PicturesWhy you remember it: Because you had to demand it.Paranormal Activity was an extremely inexpensive movie, one that seemed destined for a modest indie release and perhaps a chance at becoming a cult classic. But, the marketing team at Paramount had the bright idea of democratizing horror. Trailers were released featuring night-vision footage of shocked and delighted viewing audiences and promising a scary theater experience; would-be moviegoers had to vote on a website, hoping that there would be enough fan demand for Paramount to bring the film to their city or town. The website, which was made with the user-driven event calendar company Eventful’s help, added a sense of urgency and participation in what otherwise might have just been an overlooked found-footage flick.Did it work? Paranormal Activity cost just ,000 to make, and it made more than 3 million at the box office. It is, by most accounts, the most profitable movie ever made.The Blair Witch Project (1999) 86% Studio: Artisan EntertainmentWhy you remember it: Because you thought it was real.Without The Blair Witch Project’s marketing, there would be no Cloverfield, no Inception, and essentially no viral movie marketing as we know it today. In the early days of the internet, Artisan Entertainment’s scrappy online team created a website and surrounding hype campaign that claimed the story of the Blair Witch was true. There were interviews with the “missing” characters’ parents and backstories from investigators trying to solve this “true” story. In the real world, missing posters went up around colleges and at film festivals. Because of all the marketing, The Blair Witch Project wasn’t just a low-budget indie horror flick — it was a real, ongoing mystery. Moviegoers and internet users have gotten more media-savvy, so this feat likely won’t be equaled, but The Blair Witch Project was the perfect storm, a way to use technology, advertising, and psychology to turn “based upon a true story” into box office gold.Did it work? The Blair Witch Project made 8,639,099, which is more than 4,000 times what it cost to make the movie. 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(Photo by HBO)In 2019, Rotten Tomatoes turns 21, and to mark the occasion we’re celebrating with a series of features that look back at the brightest moments on screen of the past two decades – and one year – and the things that have us excited for the future.What are the essential ingredients of a classic TV show? A sturdy premise is definitely necessary, and you really can t get far without a team of talented people behind the scenes, from the showrunner to the writers and directors. Of course, it s also hard to overestimate the importance of finding the right cast — not only in terms of the qualities that each individual star brings to the series, but the chemistry they all share onscreen. Once you ve done all that, you still need to set the stage for your show by letting audiences know what kind of viewing experience they can expect — and do it fast enough to hook viewers before they drift off to the ever-expanding array of other options.That s where a great theme song comes in.Sitcoms, heart-tugging dramas, gritty procedurals, even news shows and reality television — they ve all used theme songs over the decades, and even though the shifting demands of a largely ad-supported medium have helped drive some significant changes to the form in recent years, it remains one of the most instantly and enduringly effective ways to get a new viewer s attention or trigger those sweet TV endorphins in someone who s already a fan.All of which is to say that any celebration of Rotten Tomatoes 21st anniversary would be incomplete without a tribute to our favorite small-screen theme songs of the last 21 years. Focusing on shows that aired the majority of their runs between 1998 – the year Rotten Tomatoes was born! – and now, we rounded up the best the era had to offer. While narrowing the list was painful, the fun of reliving these classic opening credits more than made up for it. Where do your favorites rank — and which ones failed to make the cut? Read on to find out!Mad that It s Always Sunny in Philadephia and the updated Hawaii Five-0 theme songs didn t make it? (Truth be told, they almost did.) Tell us all about it in the comments!21. The Big Bang Theory 81% Composer: Ed RobertsonPerformer: Barenaked LadiesRecord sales and airplay aren t what they were for Barenaked Ladies at the band s late 90s commercial peak. But don t feel sorry for the Canadian pop legends — after all, you can afford to stop chasing radio hits when you ve written and recorded the theme song for one of the most popular sitcoms of all time. Long after Chickity China, the Chinese chicken receded from the airwaves, the Ladies intro music for The Big Bang Theory has enjoyed television mainstay status — and thanks to the magic of syndication, it ll continue launching episodes of the show for years after it concludes its 12-season run. Bazinga!20. Dawson's Creek Composer: Paula ColePerformer: Paula ColeCole released I Don t Want to Wait on her 1996 album This Fire, and it was picked up for the series in a last-minute decision after the producers couldn t get rights to Alanis Morissette s song Hand in My Pocket, executive producer Paul Stupin told Billboard in 2018. Cole won the Best New Artist Grammy in 1997 and was nominated for six others, including Album of the Year and Best Pop Album for This Fire and Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? She was also nominated for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. The song spent 56 weeks on Billboard s Hot 100 between 1997 and 1998 and is indelibly linked to the TV series despite being replaced in a money-saving move for streaming and boxed sets.19. The Sopranos 92% Composer: Jake Black and Rob SpraggPerformers: Alabama 3Sinister, brooding, and pulsing with violence, Woke Up This Morning served as the perfect soundtrack to open The Sopranos during its acclaimed six-season run. Yet what s funny about the whole thing is that while the song was used to lure viewers into the world of an old-school New Jersey mafia don, it was written and recorded by an electronica-infused London musical collective — and rather than drawing on organized crime for inspiration, songwriters Jake Black and Rob Spragg were moved to create the song after hearing about a woman sentenced to life in prison after murdering her abusive husband.18. Ally McBeal 61% Composer: Vonda Shepard and Paul Howard GordonPerformer: Vonda ShepardIn the music business, fame can be fleeting — and just when you think you may have missed your shot, the spotlight can swing back around when you least expect it. Such was the case for Vonda Shepard, who scored a huge adult contemporary hit in the late 80s, Can t We Try, as a duet partner for Dan Hill. She was without a major label deal by the tail end of the following decade, but she d built a fanbase that included a certain Michelle Pfeiffer — whose husband, writer/producer David E. Kelley, was developing what would soon become one of the quintessential TV dramedies of its era. Shepard s original song, Searchin My Soul, encapsulated her own journey as well as Ally McBeal s; fittingly, she ended up becoming a recurring character on the series, anchoring four soundtracks and a compilation along the way.17. 30 Rock 78% Composer: Jeff RichmondJust because you re making a workplace sitcom doesn t mean you can t keep things in the family. For proof, look no further than 30 Rock creator, star, and executive producer Tina Fey, who knew exactly where to turn when she needed a theme song: her husband Jeff Richmond, whose jazzy retro jingle helped spark memories of all the TV tropes the soon-to-be cult favorite would mine for gems of satirical and/or surreal humor. Richmond s 30 Rock work would go on to earn a slew of Emmy nominations — and the duo would mix business and pleasure again with the theme for Fey s next sitcom creation, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.16. Community 88% Composer: Ludwig GöranssonPerformer: The 88In a little less than a decade, Ludwig Göransson has emerged as a hotly in-demand talent in the music business, landing an eclectic assortment of projects that runs the gamut from producing pop and hip-hop records to scoring major movies like Creed, Venom, and Black Panther (for which he won an Oscar) — and it all started on the set of Community, where his musical contributions included the theme song, At Least It Was Here. Göransson didn t perform the tune, which was recorded by L.A.-based pop band The 88, but it opened a slew of doors for the Swedish composer — including a long and fruitful association with acclaimed recording artist Childish Gambino, a.k.a. Community veteran Donald Glover.15. Westworld 81% Composer: Ramin DjawadiWestworld s theme hasn t burrowed its way into the collective prestige TV-watching consciousness the way the Game of Thrones theme has, but give it time — as he did with his Thrones theme, composer Ramin Djawadi uses his music to introduce the show by distilling the conflict at the heart of the story, reflecting the tension between more-human-than-human androids and their flesh-and-blood overlords with a melody that weaves between piano and strings.14. Friday Night Lights 97% Composer: W.G. Snuffy WaldenTV shows adapted from movies haven t had the most stellar track record, to put it mildly, so it s easy to forgive the members of Explosions in the Sky for refusing to provide the theme song to the Friday Night Lights series — and just as easy to understand why the showrunners turned to TV music pro W.G. Snuffy Walden for some musical cues that would evoke the Texas band s deeply evocative instrumental style. It was Explosions Your Hand in Mine that anchored the Friday Night Lights movie soundtrack, after all — and the surging Walden score used for the FNL television theme echoed their work so strongly that plenty of fans still think they actually performed it.13. Six Feet Under 81% Composer: Thomas NewmanTV theme songs have come from just about anywhere — older, obscure songs repurposed for new shows; new music commissioned from unlikely sources; even a few seconds of seemingly incidental sound can end up opening a series. But sometimes, a showrunner s best option is to fall back on the tried and true and reach out to a professional composer — as Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball did when he hired Thomas Newman to contribute the theme music for his HBO series. Newman, a frequent Oscar nominee whose work has been heard everywhere from Revenge of the Nerds to The Shawshank Redemption, went on to win an Emmy; these days, Newman is back on the small screen with the theme song for Hulu s Stephen King-inspired Castle Rock.12. Dexter 71% Composer: Daniel LichtDexter juggled a number of elements during its largely acclaimed eight-season run, but at bottom, this Showtime hit was arguably always a horror story — a tone consistently brought out by composer Daniel Licht, whose ability to balance alluring melody with unsettling darkness made him perfect for the series. That blend is particularly evident in Blood Theme, continually evolving versions of which played over Dexter s closing credits; fittingly, Licht first used elements of the composition in music for Necronomicon, an early 90s anthology horror film inspired by the work of H.P. Lovecraft.11. Malcolm in the Middle Composers: John Flansburgh and John LinnellPerformer: They Might Be GiantsThey Might Be Giants have made a career out of distilling the absurd into pure pop genius, so it s perhaps only fitting that one of their greatest moments of mainstream success came courtesy of a song that started out as a 30-second introduction to a sitcom. Approached by Malcolm in the Middle creator Linwood Boomer for a theme song, longtime partners John Flansburgh and John Linnell served up Boss of Me, which ended up anchoring a seven-season hit — and winning the duo their first Grammy.10. The Office 81% Composer: Jay FergusonHardcore fans of The Office know that supporting character Creed Bratton is a fictionalized version of his portrayer Creed Bratton, who in real life was a member of the band the Grass Roots and has continued his recording career since the series ended. But Bratton isn t the show s only connection to a 60s and 70s cult favorite group — the theme song was written by Jay Ferguson, who was a member of Spirit before launching a solo career that segued into film and television work. His impressively eclectic credits also include a cut on the Terminator soundtrack and the Nightmare on Elm Street 5 score, but this ode to Dunder Mifflin might always be his greatest hit.9. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 96% Composer: Jeff RichmondA sitcom about a young woman experiencing the world after being freed from captivity in an underground bunker for 15 years faces a number of uphill battles right off the bat, not the least of which is the question of how to come up with a theme song that makes audiences okay with playing such a horrific premise for cheerful laughs. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt had a secret weapon in composer Jeff Richmond, who just so happens to be married to series co-creator Tina Fey — and who teamed up with Songify the News masterminds the Gregory Brothers to create a suitably silly fake viral news clip a la Bed Intruder. 8. Curb Your Enthusiasm 92% Composer: Luciano MicheliniLuciano Michelini s Frolic couldn t have made a better theme for Curb Your Enthusiasm if he d tried — which works out perfectly, since the Italian composer penned the piece for the 1974 Italian film La Bellissima Estate, decades before this long-running HBO comedy was even a glimmer in Larry David s eye. As David later explained, he came up with the idea of using Michelini s music after hearing Frolic in a bank commercial and deciding it would make an ideal counterpoint to some of his character s more misanthropic behavior. Nine seasons later (and counting), it s still a perfect match.7. Law & Order Composer: Mike PostBy any measure, it s hard to overstate Mike Post s influence on the television music landscape. A towering presence during the 70s and 80s, Post collected an impressive array of pop radio hits as a TV composer — his instrumental themes for The Rockford Files, Hill Street Blues, and Magnum P.I. all made the Top 40, while the theme for The Greatest American Hero, featuring vocals from the immortal Joey Scarbury, was a No. 2 smash. All that being said, it s Post s work for Law Order that might be most widely remembered today — and not only the theme song, but the scene-changing sound effect, dubbed The Clang, that became an L O franchise mainstay.6. Doctor Who 92% Composer: Ron Grainer and Delia DerbyshireFew television series have balanced permanence and change as artfully as Doctor Who. A BBC mainstay from the early 60s through the late 80s, the show remained beloved by sci-fi fans during its years in TV limbo — and it s attracted a whole new generation of fans since returning to the airwaves full-time in 2005. Along the way, the Who theme song (titled simply Doctor Who ) has remained a haunting through line, with Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire s groundbreaking original arrangement echoing through every subsequent update.5. The Walking Dead 80% Composer: Bear McCrearyOne of the most TV s prolific composers, Bear McCreary s work includes the themes for Starz series Outlander, Black Sails, and DaVinci s Demons. He s also responsible for The Sarah Connor Chronicles, the Battlestar Galactica 2004 series, Defiance, as well as film and video game titles. The Walking Dead went on to be the most watched series on TV, and its haunting theme is instantly recognizable.4. Mad Men 94% Composer: Ramble Jon Krohn, a.k.a. RJD2Performer: RJD2Spurned by Beck, who later recalled scoffing at the idea of a television show about ad executives in the 60s, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner was stuck for a theme song — until he happened to catch the instrumental version of A Beautiful Mine. Originally written by producer RJD2 for Magnificent City, his 2006 collaboration with rapper Aceyalone, the song was reissued without vocals on RJD2 s appropriately titled Magnificent City Instrumentals LP the same year; Weiner was hooked by a snippet of the track between stories on NPR, and the rest was television history.3. The Simpsons 85% Composer: Danny ElfmanHe wouldn t give up his day job as the frontman for art-pop collective Oingo Boingo until the mid- 90s, but Danny Elfman started branching out into film work with Pee-wee s Big Adventure in 1985, launching a side hustle that would eventually come to largely define public perception of his career. Elfman s composed a slew of soundtrack works since, but the most widely heard of them all is probably the Simpsons theme, which has primed audiences for the jaundiced Springfield clan s animated adventures over a record-setting run that includes more than 600 episodes (and counting).2. Friends Composers: Phil Sōlem, Danny Wilde, David Crane, Marta Kauffman, Michael Skloff, and Allee WillisPerformer: The RembrandtsThe Rembrandts will always be best remembered for performing the theme song to Friends, but it wasn t supposed to be that way. Singer/songwriters Phil Solem and Danny Wilde had already released a pair of albums (the first of which, their self-titled 1990 effort, included a Top 15 hit in Just the Way It Is, Baby ), and recorded the 45-second original version of I ll Be There for You strictly as a work for hire. After the show took off and a Nashville radio station started broadcasting a full-length edit of the song that they d cobbled together by looping audio from the opening credits, it snowballed into a hit — and Solem and Wilde were pressured into cutting an official version that ended up overshadowing their third album, LP. The duo split soon after, but reunited after the turn of the millennium. Friends fans, meanwhile, are still hoping for a reunion of their own.1. Game of Thrones 89% Composer: Ramin DjawadiTo set the stage for television s most epic fantasy drama, composer Ramin Djawadi wrote a main theme with a stirring, propulsive melody — one perfectly suited to get viewers in the mood for dragon battles while sweeping over a map of the show s world. Though Djawadi worked largely in minor keys — reflective of the dark lengths to which Game of Thrones characters often go — observant listeners will notice major keys peeking through the gloom as the song goes on, a musical manifestation of the battle between darkness and light.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.Thumbnail photo credit: AMC/HBO/Fox
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2.14.9 4月喜迎(Photo by Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)Updated March 10, 2020Netflix announced its first planned series with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland in 2018. In fact, there was so much drama and scintillating programming on the original development slate from the Scandal alums that Rhimes said in a statement then that this is Shondaland 2.0. So, what exactly, does Shondaland 2.0 look like? The first of these shows is supposed to hit Netflix in 2020, which means we ll be updating this list as more news becomes available.Inventing Anna Will Star Ozark Emmy-Winner Julia GarnerRhimes is creating and exec-producing Inventing Anna based on the New York magazine story about con artist Anna Delvey.Remember that viral story about a young and posh 20-something who duped Manhattan’s elite (even one Vanity Fair staffer) into believing she was an heiress? Well, according to the press release, Rhimes is going to make us wonder again if “she[’s] the stuff American dreams are made of or is she New York s biggest con woman?” and “is it a con if you enjoy being taken?” It was later announced that the series would be called Inventing Anna. It will star Ozark Emmy winner Julia Garner as the titular troublemaker and Veep’s Anna Chlumsky as a reporter with a lot to prove who becomes embroiled in her web. The cast also includes Jennifer Esposito, Laverne Cox, and Scandal s Katie Lowes and Jeff Perry.The New York article mentioned Delvey’s penchant for shopping fancy designers like Acne and Rick Owens, so it s also exciting that Scandal costume designer Lyn Paolo is credited on this series too.Bridgerton, Where Gossip Girl and Downton Abbey Meet?One of the first Shondland-Netflix collabs to hit the streaming site will be Bridgerton, a scripted soap set in the high society of Regency London, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It will be narrated by none other than Julie Andrews as the unseen gossip writer Lady Whistledown, while For the People’s Regé-Jean Page plays a duke who has his pick of the ladies, and Younger’s Phoebe Dynevor will play debutant Daphne Bridgerton.The series is described as a “smart, feminist take on Regency England romance [that] unveils the glittering, wealthy, sexual, painful, funny, and sometimes lonely lives of the women and men in London s high society marriage mart.” Chris Van Dusen, who is an alum of the Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal writers’ rooms — and therefore knows a ton about steamy trysts — is adapting author Julia Quinn’s best-selling book series.Anna Deavere Smith Adapts The Warmth of Other Suns(Photo by Photo By: Jason Mendez/Everett Collection)Esteemed playwright Anna Deavere Smith is making a TV show based on the Great Migration. Smith, who also appeared in Shondaland’s ABC drama For the People, is adapting author Isabel Wilkerson’s best-selling historical non-fiction The Warmth of Other Suns into a series that the press release promises will track “the decades-long migration of African-Americans fleeing the Jim Crow South in search of a better life in the North and the West between 1916 and 1970.”Smith will also appear in Rhimes Inventing Anna.California-Set Historical Drama PlannedMad Men and Gilmore Girls alum Janet Leahy is creating a series currently titled Pico Sepulveda, which is set in the 1840s when the state we now associate with Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and the beach was then part of Mexico. The press release says it will follow “the end of an idyllic era there as American forces threaten brutality and war at the border to claim this breathtaking land for its own” and sounds like an excellent companion for those who enjoyed the Netflix miniseries Godless, which has an 89% Fresh Tomatometer score.There’s also a dark comedy set at a summer camp.(Photo by Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection)Writer-actress Jill Alexander — you may remember her as the oft-fired Hooli staffer Patrice from HBO’s Silicon Valley — is creating this half-hour series, titled Sunshine Scouts. The plot sounds ideal for anyone who enjoys Netflix’s teen-focused dark comedies like I Am Not Okay With This (85% on the Tomatometer): “An apocalyptic disaster spares a rag-tag group of teenage girls at sleep-away camp who must then summon their moxie and survival skills to weather the fallout and ensure all that remains of humanity abides by the Sunshine Scout Law.”Shondaland to Adapt Ellen Pao’s Silicon Valley–Set Tell-AllNetflix and Shondaland have acquired the rights to Ellen Pao’s groundbreaking memoir. Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change details the former Reddit interim CEO s life and career, including the lawsuit she brought against her former employer Kleiner Perkins that triggered lasting media attention to sexism in Silicon Valley and foreshadowed the Time’s Up movement (in which Rhimes and Beers have both been active). Netflix has yet to announce a head writer or an official title.Scandal Is Over, but Shondaland Hasn’t Left WashingtonAlso on the docket for an adaptation: Kate Andersen Brower’s non-fiction book, The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House. While a head writer has not been named and the series does not have an official title, we are told that the series will follow in the footsteps of Brower’s book and give an “accurate insider’s account of White House residence staffers and the upstairs downstairs lives they share with the First Families at one of the most famous homes in history.”Shondaland Fave Debbie Allen Featured in Dance Doc(Photo by ©MGM/Courtesy Everett Collection)Tentatively titled Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, this documentary will go behind the scenes of the Grey’s Anatomy star’s (and frequent Shondaland series director) infamous Debbie Allen Dance Academy as they reimagine the classic ballet The Nutcracker with an inclusive cast and a blend of dance traditions. Oliver Bokelberg, who was the directing producer on Scandal, will serve as director, cinematographer, and producer.Pucker Up to Netflix Anthology Series Notes on LoveShondaland continues to add to its development slate, which now includes the anthology series Notes on Love. Announced in 2019, this episodic anthology series will explore the “unexpected, life-changing, euphoric, hilarious, surreal, and all-consuming places where love intersects with our lives,” Variety reports. The first season, which will focus on marriage, includes episodes penned by Rhimes, Norman Lear and Aaron Shure, Steve Martin, Diane Warren, To All the Boys author Jenny Han, and Shrill author Lindy West and her husband, Ahamefule J. Oluo.
How does the movie compare to Jackie?“Like Larraín’s earlier film Jackie, in which Natalie Portman starred as JFK’s grieving wife, this is a self-consciously poetic and elegiac affair.” Geoffrey Macnab, Independent (UK)“Spencer is a movie made very much in the spirit of Larraín’s Jackie…every bit as good; it may be even better.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety“As in Larraín’s equally brilliant, surprising Jackie, to which Spencer is an intricately attuned companion piece, the director thrills in presenting a public icon freed of her public, unsure how to act around herself.” Guy Lodge, Film of the Week“Spencer is something else indeed…a more accessible approach in some ways, but also more ambitious.” Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood Daily“Unlike the maelstrom of emotions in Larain’s previous, and similarly-calibrated celebrity portrait pic, Jackie, this one is slower, linear and more austere, better to fit the genteel and regimented-to-death context of a Yuletide with Her Majesty.” David Jenkins, Little White LiesIs Spencer better than past Princess Diana biopics?“A considerable upgrade on the ill-fated 2014 biopic in which Naomi Watts played Diana.” Geoffrey Macnab, Independent (UK)“Far from the laughable disaster of Oliver Hirshbiegel’s 2013 Diana starring Naomi Watts, Larrain’s Spencer will cause a sensation…it’s certainly a royal biopic like no other.” Jason Solomons, The Wrap“We have seen many takes on Diana…but Larrain has something very different, very intimate, and very revealing in mind here.” Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood Daily Will it please fans of The Crown?“This is a long way from the more decorous treatment of Netflix’s The Crown.” David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter“This isn’t The Crown, it is far more insular, an intimate portrait of a woman trying to save herself.” Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood Daily“A more daring alternative to Netflix’s popular show The Crown, Spencer tries, and largely succeeds, to get under Diana’s skin.” James Mottram, South China Morning Post“Larrain, working from Steven Knight’s script, is clearly going for something more classical here than can be found in an episode of the giant Netflix series The Crown.” Jason Solomons, The Wrap“Spencer, the eerie, witty and quite extraordinary film that has resulted from their persistence, isn’t necessarily for fans of The Crown, or fetishists of royal ritual and ceremony.” Guy Lodge, Film of the Week“Unlike The Crown, there is no risk whatsoever of Pablo Larraín’s resplendently mad, sad and beautiful Spencer…being mistaken for historical fact.” Robbie Collin, Daily Telegrap
Before he was Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill was dreaming of Jeannie in the animated take on the classic sitcom, simply named Jeannie, which Hanna-Barbera produced and which aired briefly towards the end of 1973. It was short-lived, but it kicked off a long love of voice acting work, which would flourish in the 1990s and the decades following when he landed the role of the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. For the Comic-Con crowd, the role would define him almost as much as his work in the Star Wars franchise; like Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, he put his on stamp on the character, which he calls the Hamlet of villain roles for a comic fan. As Hamill prepares to put his spin on another iconic villain – the murderous doll, Chucky, in director Lars Klevberg s reboot of Child s Play – Rotten Tomatoes sat down with the actor for an exclusive and extended deep dive on his voice work. Here, he talks about finding the Joker s laugh, and molding the character to different stories (from The Killing Joke to the Arkham Asylum video game); dubbing two classic Miyazaki films; his prediction that Avatar: The Last Airbender was simply too smart, and too good, to succeed; and how his new Chucky differs from Brad Dourif s beloved take on the character.Child s Play is in theaters June 21.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Updated August 3 with Get Duked! premiere date.August just got more interesting on Amazon Prime Video, with the addition of SXSW audience award–winning film Get Duked! at the end of the month. Previously announced originals include competition reality series World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji, hosted by Bear Grylls and from the creator of Survivor, leading the charge; YA movie Chemical Hearts stars Austin Abrams (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark) as a high schooler whose world changes when he meets mysterious transfer student Grace Town, played by Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart; and Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys aftershow, hosted Aisha Tyler and which kicks off in August with a look back at season 1 of the hit superhero series. The show continues September 4, following The Boys season 2 premiere through the new season s October 9 finale. Original family fare Jessy and Nessy and Clifford the Big Red Dog also premiere in the month.The streamer also offers some season 1 channel samplings in the month that will more than sate a hearty binge appetite. Starting with PBS Masterpiece series Les Misérables, which is Certified Fresh at 87%, the sampling also includes Showtime s Californication, Sundance Now s Riviera, PBS Kids The Berenstein Bears, Acorn TV s Blood, Urban Movie Channel s Fifth Ward, and, also from Masterpiece, Polish thriller The Teacher, as well as the first seasons of Ice Road Truckers (History), Beyond Scared Straight (A E Crime Central), Bitchin Rides (Motortrend), and more.Keep reading to find out what else is new on Amazon Prime Video in August, including new on-demand titles, with some highlights noted at the top.HIGHLIGHTS
亚博竞彩下载 (Photo by Image Comics)TV Release Date: TBDBased On: The Millarworld comic book by Mark Millar and artist Peter GrossEverything We Know So Far: As part of Netflix s ongoing relationship with Millar, this series will focus on a 12-year-old boy who just happens to be the Second Coming of Christ. The revelation forces him to grow up very quickly and deal with the fate of the world while also tackling common pre-teen problems. Luke Cage veteran Everardo Gout and brother Leopoldo Gout are the executive producers of the six-episode series. Production was to take place in late 2019 in Mexico, but was delayed. Nevertheless, Netflix has set up a page for the series on its website, which means it could be once of the first productions to begin after the pandemic.It’s Most Like: My So-Called Life crossed with Monty Python s Life of Brian.Chances It Will Be a Certified Fresh Hit: Considering Netflix recently cancelled the similarly-themed Messiah, we re not sure this series will ever make it to air. Also, considering Messiah struck out with a Rotten 44%, American Jesus may be one of the more likely misses in development.Dylan Dog(Photo by ©Freestyle Releasing/Courtesy Everett Collection)TV Release Date: TBDBased On: The paranormal investigator created by Tiziano Sclavi and a number of other writers and artists.Everything We Know So Far: First announced as part of publisher Sergio Bonelli Editore ambitious plans to bring its character to the small screen in 2019, the potential series received a boost when Aquaman director James Wan signed on as a producer this past October; although it is unclear when the 10-episode first season will be produced or where it will air.It’s Most Like: Kolchak: The Night Stalker with a hipper vibe.Chances It Will Be a Certified Fresh Hit: To be honest, we re not sure if Dylan Dog is distinctive enough to wow critics or potential viewers. The 2011 feature film, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (pictured), earned a meager 7% on the Tomatometer. The comic is unquestionably cool, but much of that coolness can easily evaporate when converted to live-action settings.Read also: Comics On TV 2020: What’s Coming That We Can’t Wait ForPort of Earth
目前，国内游戏商家要巩固自己的地位，就要探索出自己的发展路径。腾讯在投资上小游戏厂商上布局比较多，自己做的很少。网易现在正在开发手游就比较多，原有IP的手游化、孵化新IP两个方向都在做。像是网易王牌端游IP逆水寒的手游化进程就比较顺利，这款手游现在呈现出来的品质就已经获得了不少玩家的好评，也许逆水寒手游的上线，还能给网易打下一片江山。除了IP手游化，网易还有一堆代号xxxx的新项目正在做，未来可能网易自有IP会是最多的。米哈游方向和网易腾讯都不一样，他们要走一条自己风格的自研路，从二次元这个点切入，再持续放大自己的影响力。 Director, writer, and producer Patty Jenkins is the latest to sign with streaming giant Netflix. Speaking of Ryan Murphy unveils a slew of Netflix projects he’s developing. Plus, the streamer announces Kevin James’ new comedy, and the 25th anniversary of Friends is giving fans around the world a chance to celebrate.PATTY JENKINS SIGNS MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH NETFLIX(Photo by Clay Enos/©Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection (Patty Jenkins with 'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot on set))Writer, director, and producer Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Monster, I Am the Night) has agreed to enter a multi-year overall deal to produce new series exclusively at Netflix.“I m so excited to embark on a great journey of making the new world of television with a company and group of people I admire as much as Ted, Cindy, Channing, Peter and the team at Netflix,” Jenkins said in a statement. “I look forward to digging in to some great work together soon. Jenkins is currently working on Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to her 0-million grossing 2017 superhero film.“We’re thrilled to welcome Patty Jenkins to Netflix. Her trailblazing work has pushed boundaries and she confidently tells stories that leave an unforgettable mark. We look forward to fostering her many ideas and helping them come to life,” Netflix Vice President of Original Series Channing Dungey said in a statement.The deal is valued at million over three years, Variety reported.RELATED: 21 Most Memorable Movie Moments: Patty Jenkins on “No Man’s Land” from Wonder Woman (2017)RYAN MURPHY ADDS A CHORUS LINE AND HALSTON TO HIS NETFLIX SLATE(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TIME)In addition to the already announced One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel Ratched, starring Sarah Paulson, and The Politician premiering September 27, Ryan Murphy told Time Magazine about seven more streaming shows he is producing for Netflix.Murphy is adapting two Broadway musicals: A Chorus Line as a 10-episode series and The Prom as a feature starring Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. Ewan McGregor is set to star as fashion designer Halston in a Murphy miniseries, while Patti Lupone and Holland Taylor are slated for the sex industry drama Hollywood.“Jessica Lange and I are working on a piece about Marlene Dietrich in Vegas in the early ’60s,” he told Time. “But I’m so booked. When am I going to do it? I don’t know.”He’s also developing documentaries, including a 10-part Andy Warhol series and the film A Secret Love about an octogenarian couple coming out as lesbians.NEW YORK COMIC-CON LINEUP INCLUDES WATCHMENSCREENING, SNOWPIERCER EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEKWarnerMedia announced it would present a Snowpiercer panel at New York Comic Con, promising an exclusive sneak peek at the series starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs and based on the 2014 film of the same name. Impractical Jokers, Tacoma FD, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and All Elite Wrestling are also coming to NYCC.CBS will bring Star Treks Picard and Discovery, as well as Evil and Tell Me a Story, and The CW’s Nancy Drew and Charmed, according to Deadline.Netflix announced it will preview season 3 of Big Mouth with Nick Kroll and season 2 of Lost in Space with the cast, plus the world premiere of their new series Daybreak.Hulu, meanwhile, will present world premiere screenings and panels on Marvel s Runaways season 3, J.J. Abrams and Stephen King s Castle Rock season 2, and Reprisal’s first season.Castle Rock is produced by Warner Bros. Television, which announced that it will also present Watchmen and Batwoman screenings with Q Riverdale, Manifest, and Roswell, New Mexico video presentations with Q a Harley Quinn screening; and the premiere of new footage from Black Lightning, Katy Keene, Legacies, Prodigal Son and Titans.THE SEVENTH FRIENDS CAST MEMBER IS GOING ON TOUR(Photo by Warner Bros. Productions)The sofa from Central Perk on Friends is going on a world tour to celebrate the landmark sitcom’s 25th anniversary. Wherever you are, the sofa will be there for you to take selfies with up to two of your closest friends, maybe four if you skooch together.Complete tour dates here but some of the major destinations include the Grand Canyon; Empire State Building; London’s Tower Bridge, London Eye and Abby Road; Burj Khalifa in Dubai (the one Tom Cruise climbed in Mission: Impossible); Comic-Con Africa; and the Tribeca TV, Toronto and Venice Film Festivals.The sofa appears in multiple places simultaneously, so is it possible some of those are not the actual screen- used sofa? Or can the Friends sofa fold space and time? It is magical, you know.KEVIN JAMES WILL BE THE KING OF NASCAR(Photo by CBS)You can’t keep Kevin James off TV for too long. Kevin Can Wait ended in its third season last spring, so it only took James about a year to line up a new show. This time it’s for Netflix, for which he starred in True Memoirs of an International Assassin.The Crew stars James as the crew chief in a NASCAR garage. It will still feel familiar to King of Queens fans because it will be a multi-camera situation comedy, James will face off against millennials who think technology can fix everything. NASCAR has two executive producers on the series too.THE MASKED SINGER DEBUTS TWO MASKSThe Masked Singer released a promo revealing Thingamajig and Butterfly ahead of their sneak peek September 15 and season 2 premiere September 25. Thingamajic belts out Kacey Musgraves from inside that big green fur, and Butterfly rocks out to Jessie J/Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj without letting those wings get in the way.FREEFORM IS MAKING A THANKSGIVING MOVIE(Photo by Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani)Freeform announced its first Thanksgiving movie. Turkey Drop will star Olivia Holt of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger. She’ll play Lucy Jacobs, a college freshman returning home worried her high school boyfriend is going to turkey drop her, dumped over the holidays.Freeform’s press release promises Lucy’s efforts to keep her boyfriend will push her out of her comfort zone and teach her to put herself first. Adventures in Babysitting remake writer Tiffany Paulsen writes. Schitt’s Creek director Jerry Ciccoritti directs. You can see Turkey Drop during Freeform’s November “Kickoff to Christmas,”TRAILER UPDATE: THIS IS US, THE DEUCE, THE PURGE, AND MOREThe trailer for season 4 of This Is Us shows a glimpse at the expanding word of the Pearson family. Jennifer Morrison appears both in and out of military fatigues, and montages show glimpses of a host of new characters. Favorite guest stars Ron Cephas Jones and Phylicia Rashad also make appearances in the trailer.FXX released the trailer for season 14 of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The gang plays laser tag, goes to the zoo, solves a black and white Sin City mystery, and experiments with flatlining and revival. Charlie (Charlie Day) pees on Mac (Rob McElhenney) and Frank (Danny DeVito) is very protective of his melon.You can also check out the following new trailers: A Walking Dead season 10 teaser with no new footage. A full trailer for The Deuce’s third and final season. A first look at season 2 of USA’s The Purge. The trailer for Fox’s newest animated comedy Bless the Hearts. A trailer for Cake, FXX’s short-form live-action and animation showcase Cake. The trailer for Criminal on Netflix featuring Hayley Atwell and David Tennant. The trailer for Netflix’s mystery series The I-Land inspired by the trailer for the Fyre documentary. First looks at CBS’s new romantic sitcoms Bob Hearts Abishola and The Unicorn. A trailer for season 3 of Young Sheldon. The trailer for Into the Dark’s September horror movie Pure. New teasers for The CW’s Nancy Drew and Batwoman, AT T Audience Network’s Mr. Mercedes, FX’s American Horror Story: 1984 and Mr. In Between season 2, and Paramount Network’s Yellowstone season 3.CASTING UPDATE: HOMECOMING’S NEW KING(Photo by Amazon Prime Video)Julia Roberts is not returning to the second season of Amazon s Homecoming, which will tell a new story not based on the podcast. Chris Cooper will star in season 2, according to Deadline, which also reports that Glynn Turman has joined the cast of Fargo season 4 in a recurring role.Al Pacino and Ellen Burstyn will help Ovation relaunch Inside the Actors Studio on Sunday, October 13 at 10 p.m., the network announced.Rebel Wilson will host the Australian pet competition show Pooch Perfect for Australia’s Network Seven, according to Deadline, while John Stamos, Tony Revolori and Georgia King will recur on Quibi’s Darren Criss/Kether Donohue songwriter comedy Royalties.Netflix cast Priyanka Chopra in The White Tiger, and Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes will star in Netflix’s historical true story The Dig, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Paramount Network announced its cast for its Army medic dramedy 68 Whisky. Sam Keeley, Gage Golightly, Cristina Rodlo, Jeremy Tardy and Nicholas Coombe star. The show will premiere in early 2020.Christoph Waltz joins Liam Hemsworth in an untitled thriller for Quibi. Danielle Mone Truitt has joined the Fox cop drama Deputy as a new character, replacing one played by Siena Goines. Stephen Dorff still stars with Truitt. Martha Plimpton joins the cast of HBO Max s original Generation. The Resident adds Kearran Giovanni, Geoffrey Cantor, Michael Paul Chan and Erinn Westbrook for recurring roles in season 3, according to Deadline.Garcelle Beauvais joins The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for season 10, Bravo TV announced. She is the first African-American housewife on the show. Sutton Stracke also joins RHOBH. Ken Jeong, Nicki Glaser, Caroline Rhea, and Adam Carolla will perform at the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin.DEVELOPMENT UPDATE: HULU GRABS HANDMAID’S TALE SEQUEL(Photo by Hulu)Hulu announced it was developing a series based on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale sequel, The Testaments. Atwood’s book releases September 10, and Handmaid’s series creator Bruce Miller is in talks for the sequel series.USA Network announced it has ordered limited series Evel, to star Milo Ventimiglia and based on the life of the 1970s daredevil Evel Knievel. Production is expected to begin in 2020.Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star, write, and executive produce drama series Mr. Corman, about an L.A. elementary school teacher, for Apple TV+, Variety reports.The Obamas’ choice of names for their production company is in dispute, according to THR. They wanted to call it Higher Ground Productions, but there is already a Higher Ground Enterprises.Monk creator Andy Breckman and director Randy Zisk are adapting the German detective show Einstein for CBS, according to Deadline. Tyler Perry has formed a new production company with Tim Palen, Peachtree Vine Productions, according to THR.NBC is developing a drama about a billionaire who freezes 250 people cryogenically, THR reports. The drama begins when they each wake up at different times. The Peacock is also developing Brain Trust, Deadline reports, about grad students developing the technology to project one’s mind into someone else’s body.Marco Polo creator John Fusco and action director Renny Harlin are developing a TV series about the Hong Kong Triads, according to Deadline. Fox is developing an animated western comedy aimed at adults called Saloon, Variety reports.Apple will not move forward with Richard Gere’s streaming series Bastards, and Janice Min is leaving Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi streaming service, according to THR.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.