亚博买球登录采用百度引擎6（Baidu 9）Sophie-Marie Prime for Rotten Tomatoes: How did you become a part of The Dirt? You were originally interested in playing Tommy Lee, and you were steered towards the role of Nikki Sixx…Yeah, I read the script, and Tommy just seemed such a fun part to play because he s just so lovable. And so, I auditioned, and it looked like I was gonna play Tommy Lee. And then eventually they said, Look, we can t find anyone to play Nikki Sixx… Would you mind doing a tape? I remember feeling intimidated by the idea, because he s a very different character, and it s hard to put your finger on who he is… But then I did it, and they said they thought it was great, and they asked if I would play Nikki. I said yes, and it was the best decision I made. I absolutely loved playing him, and I can t imagine anyone else but Colson [Baker] playing Tommy.Were you a fan of Mötley Crüe s music?Not really. I mean, I was aware of their music, because obviously they re such a big part of that time period and culture in that time. I d heard them on the radio, and they have some great tunes. But it wasn t until I started this movie and actually spent time with it and spent time being them playing it that I fell in love with it — and now, I love it.(Photo by Jake Giles Netter/Courtesy of Netflix)How involved were Nikki and the band in the making of the movie? Were they ever on set?I met Nikki before, and then Tommy and Nikki came to New Orleans a couple days before we started shooting and joined our band practice we had. We d been doing it for a month in New Orleans, all the boys together, and they taught us They gave us tips and gave us some advice on the way they played, how they played, and the way they d hold their instrument, and the way they do things, so that was very useful.They were involved a perfect amount. They were a band who were very generous and gave thoughts, they gave advice, but then also trusted us to play our roles and took a step back while we filmed.Do you remember any specific props that came from the band directly?Well, to do with the guitars and the amps, when Iwan [Rheon] sat down and spoke to Mick Mars, all they talked about for two hours was different types of amps and stuff like that. Mick s all about the music I didn t know how Nikki would react to all of the drug paraphernalia. He s so sober now, and he had such a hard time battling his addiction problems, but once we got to set, was like, Show me all the drug paraphernalia. He was kind curious about it, and wanted to see what it was like, and make sure they got it right.Did he want to make sure it was realistic?Make sure it was real, but he s done so much to help other people with opioid problems, and it s something that was important to him, just to be done right and tastefully, and not shy away from the realities.
Warner Bros. Pictures new trailer for their upcoming Shazam! doubles down on the lighter tone of the first trailer, released back during Comic-Con in July, and continues to offer potential audiences a look at one of the more whimsical superheroes in his seemingly natural habitat – a coming-of-age story set in the DC Comics world of powers, magic and the Batman. But the trailer also offers a few clues into some interesting ideas layered into the story. So let’s take a look at five things we learned from the Shazam! trailer.The Speed of Mercury(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)In both trailers, Billy (Asher Angel as a boy and Zachary Levi as the hero) reaches out to his friend Freddy (Jack Dylan Grazer) to help him with all this superhero stuff. In the earlier trailer, we learned Freddy is all about the heroes. He even tries to get Billy to admit to the superpower he wants most. And now that Billy has powers – thanks to the Wizard Shazam (Djimon Honsou) – the two explore the limits of his abilities.In the comic books, the Shazam powers include the Wisdom of Solomon, the Strength of Hercules, the Stamina of Atlas, the Power of Zeus, the Courage of Achilles, and the Speed of Mercury. The Power of Zeus (as electricity manipulation), the Courage of Achilles (as “bullet immunity”), and the Strength of Hercules (conventional super-strength) were highlighted in the earlier trailer and a few television ads, but the new trailer finally showcases the Speed of Mercury in its purest form – Flash-like superspeed, which he uses to save Mary (Grace Fulton) about halfway through the trailer. As it happens, the Speed of Mercury is also the source of his ability to fly, although, as we see late in the trailer, it is first the means to leap great distances – just like Superman in his early days – and requires Billy’s concentration to master. We also expect the Wisdom of Solomon will be the last of the powers Billy will acquire, considering how often the trailers remind you he is just a boy.Philadelphia Born and Raised(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)The opening shot of the new trailer reveals Shazam! s specific geographic location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is, of course, a departure from the comics, where Billy, Freddy, and the rest of the Shazam family live in Fawcett City – itself a nod to the character’s original publisher, Fawcett Comics. But in lieu of putting another DC Superhero in another fictional city, relocating Shazam! to Detroit offers the hero a certain grounding. Which is a good thing considering just how fantastical Shazam! really is, with its mix of magic, caped superheroes, and super-genius villains. Building up a new DC city would take too much time and energy away from making Billy’s journey to a dependable hero believable and fun.That said, we’d still love to see Hub City or Opal City featured in a DC film or television series some day.Commercial Heroes(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)One of the most interesting and recurring details across both trailers is the commercialization of the Justice League. Entering the realm of meta-commentary, we see Freddy already owns items like a Batarang replica – but then, who doesn’t at this point? – and an Aquaman logo T-shirt which looks like it came directly from a promotional event for that film.But in the new trailer, the commercialization of the League becomes a point of comedy, as the hero uses a 1/2 scale Batman toy to hinder his opponent, Sivana (Mark Strong). The toy even says the Dark Knight’s signature line “I’m Batman!” before Billy launches it at his foe. It is doubtful a bit of plastic can stop the villain, but Billy has plenty of other products to pelt him with, including toy utility belts, plastic busts, fashion dolls, child-sized costumes, and even branded skateboards.And at this point, there is plenty to poke fun at in regards to the Justice League as a toy brand. For decades, Warner Bros. has been licensing the characters and their logos for products as expensive as a recent Batman: The Animated Series Batcave playset and as cheap as paper birthday party supplies. It s something that comics and television shows have touched upon, but it is new material for a live-action film based on the DC Comics characters.The Powers Of Sivana(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)And where would Shazam! be without a proper antagonist? With the character’s traditional archenemy, Black Adam, held in reserve for either the sequel or his own solo film starring Dwayne Johnson, the first film focuses on the hero’s oldest foe, Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. This version of the character, though, may not be the one comic book fans would naturally expect to see.For most of his existence, Sivana has been a character of science, using his intellect and inventions to battle the hero and conquer the world. His attempts always, eventually, fail. In more recent years, he was revised into a scientist desperate to quantify magic, with a raid on Black Adam’s tomb giving him the ability to “see” magic in one eye a visual cue definitely present in the trailer.But for the purposes of the film, Sivana is a former pupil of the Wizard Shazam. And as seen in the trailer, he appears to have some of Billy’s powers as well – the Powers of Zeus, Hercules, and Achilles being the most obvious. He also deduces that Billy is much younger than his hero self, though you wouldn t need the Wisdom of Solomon to guess that. Nevertheless, that knowledge will come in handy as Sivana and Billy become mortal enemies.He Doesn’t Have A Name… Yet(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)And if you’ve noticed we’ve avoided referring to Billy as “Shazam” whenever possible, that s because of the key moment in the second trailer when Freddy refers to him as “Captain Sparklefingers.” It feels important. There is also a subsequent moment, after Billy saves Mary with the Speed of Mercury, in which she awkwardly says, “you are the hero. ” It tells us that for most the film, Billy will be in search of a name. It is a thematically interesting idea that corresponds to Shazam’s publishing history in a very unique way.The character debuted in 1940 as Captain Marvel. His comics – published by Fawcett – soon began to outsell Superman and Action Comics. As impossible as it seems now, he was the most popular superhero of the decade. Noting the similarities to their character, DC tried to sue Captain Marvel out of existence, and after 8 years of litigation, Fawcett settled and ceased publishing Captain Marvel comics in 1953. This would lead to the creation of Marvelman in the UK comics scene – a story for another time – and eventually, Marvel Comics debuted their own Captain Marvel, making sure to file a trademark on the name in 1967. When DC finally bought Captain Marvel and the associated characters, they were forced to refer to him as “Shazam” on comic book covers while still calling him Captain Marvel in the interior pages. This practice finally ceased in 2011, when the company declared he only had one name: Shazam.Nonetheless, people still enjoy pointing out this curious bit of comic book history, made all the more curious by the fact that Marvel s Captain Marvel feature film and DC s Shazam! open in theaters a month apart. It seems the destinies of all Captain Marvel characters are inexorably linked.Either way, all signs point to Billy embracing the Shazam name by the end of the film. If that turns out to be the case, the issue of Billy’s superhero name will parallel his journey to control his powers and save the day. It s suitably whimsical, even if the film downplays some of the character’s more whimsical elements (like a verbal tiger man called Tawky Tawny). But it leaves us wondering if Freddy and Mary – who became the heroes Captain Marvel Jr. and Mary Marvel in the comics – will go on similar journeys, should they receive powers in a sequel.Shazam! opens everywhere on April 5.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week. This Week s Ketchup brings you seven headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Final Destination 6 and the sequel to Spider-Man: Far from Home.This WEEK S TOP STORYPARASITE DIRECTOR BONG JOON-HO MIGHT DO A MUSICAL NEXT (Photo by Kimberly French/©Netflix)Ever since director Bong Joon-ho s surprising victories for Parasite at the Academy Awards last month, discussions about what he might direct next have been frequent online. It wasn t until this week, however, that we got an idea directly from Bong himself, and the surprising answer is, I would love to make a musical. Bong continued, Characters would begin singing, then think, ‘Oh my God, **** this, this is too cheesy,’ and stop suddenly. There are amazing musical films, like Singin’ in the Rain. But when I watch them, I feel very embarrassed and start blushing. So it would have to be… different. Moving from Parasite to a deconstructed musical wouldn t be the first time Bong Joon-ho has switched genre gears drastically, as his filmography has also included a monster movie (The Host), post-apocalyptic science fiction (Snowpiercer), and most recently before Parasite, an action adventure about a genetically modified pig (Okja).Other Top Headlines1. TOM HOLLAND HINTS HIS THIRD SPIDER-MAN WILL BE ABSOLUTELY INSANE (Photo by Chuck Zlotnick/ © Columbia Pictures)The COVID-19 crisis is obviously causing many film productions to be delayed, but for now, the film industry appears to be sticking to existing plans further out. Tom Holland, for example, is apparently still planning to start filming of his third solo movie as Spider-Man in July. Although we don t yet have an idea of who the villain(s) might be (J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson might be one obvious answer), Holland did describe the third film as absolutely insane, and that Zendaya will be returning as MJ. The movie release schedule is very much still in flux, but Sony Pictures currently has the next Spider-Man scheduled for July 16, 2021.2. PAUL BETTANY JOINS DAVID GORDON GREEN S CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA MOVIE(Photo by Marvel Studios)Although some directors stay rather narrowly within their own personal wheelhouses, others seem quite comfortable with experimenting with a variety of different genres throughout their careers. One example is David Gordon Green, who started with the indie dramas George Washington and All the Real Girls, which then led to the comedies Pineapple Express and Your Highness, and is currently halfway through the horror trilogy of Halloween (Certified Fresh at 79%), Halloween Kills (10/16/2020), and Halloween Ends (10/15/2021). Green will reportedly film Halloween Ends late this year (depending on possible delays), and then move on to an untitled drama about the Cambridge Analytica data mining scandal. Paul Bettany, who later this year will star in the Disney+ series WandaVision, is reportedly now set to star in the project as the company s CEO Alexander Nix. The lead character of Christopher Wylie is still yet to be cast.3. WHAT STEVEN SPIELBERG REALLY WANTS IS FOR VIN DIESEL TO DIRECT (Photo by Universal Pictures)Many successful actors eventually expand into directing their own films, but Vin Diesel is actually a rare example of a movie star who actually directed a feature film before the roles that made him famous. In 1997, Diesel directed the indie drama Strays, which predates Pitch Black by three years and The Iron Giant by two. This week, while promoting Bloodshot (Rotten at 30%), Diesel talked about a recent conversation he had with Steven Spielberg, who reportedly said to Diesel, When I wrote the role for you in Saving Private Ryan, I was obviously employing the actor, but I was also secretly championing the director in you, and you have not directed enough. That is a crime of cinema and you must get back in the directing chair.’ I haven’t directed enough. Vin Diesel didn t give any indication about what sort of movie he might consider directing next.4. JAMIE FOXX TO DIRECT FAITH-BASED DRAMA WHEN WE PRAY (Photo by Warner Bros.)In addition to all of the movies that were recently delayed from release, it s also worth remembering all of the films that were already in release limbo before the coronavirus outbreak even started. Jamie Foxx made his directorial debut with the basketball comedy All-Star Weekend, which was filmed in late 2018, but going into 2020, All-Star Weekend had not yet secured a distributor in the USA. While the world still waits on his first film, Foxx is now gearing up for his second film as director, which we learned this week will be a faith-based drama called When We Pray. It s unclear if Foxx will also co-star in the film, which will be about two brothers who become pastors at different churches in the same community. The budget of When We Pray is expected to be less than million.5. FINAL DESTINATION 6 DETAILS REVEALED AS ORIGINAL CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY In addition to being St. Patrick s Day, this Tuesday was sort of dominated by news about the COVID-19 crisis, so even the most avid fans of the Final Destination franchise may have not noticed that the original Final Destination (Rotten at 34%) reached its 20th anniversary on that day. It has also been almost nine years since 2011 release of Final Destination 5 (Fresh at 62%), but screenwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are now developing a sixth Final Destination project. Producer Craig Perry revealed this week that their current plan for the next Final Destination is having it take place in the world of first responders: EMTs, firemen and police These people deal with death on the front lines every day, and make choices that can cause people to live or die. Most of the earlier films centered around high school or college students, so it sounds like Final Destination 6 might feature older characters.6. CATS FANS DEMAND TO SEE THE BUTTHOLE CUT (Photo by Universal Pictures)For a few years now since Justice League (Rotten at 40%) was released in 2017, there has been a #ReleasetheSnyderCut movement asking for Warner Bros. to release the film as it would have been before Joss Whedon filmed reshoots. With that as context, this Tuesday, actor and comedian Seth Rogen live-Tweeted his experience watching Cats while ahem under the influence, at the end of which he retweeted screenwriter Jack Waz, who had himself responded to another Cats-related tweet by Ben Mekler by saying that a VFX producer friend of a friend was hired in November [whose] entire job was to remove CGI buttholes that had been inserted a few months before. Which means that, somewhere out there, there exists a butthole cut of Cats. And this is how ridiculous online movements get started. Within hours, #ReleasetheButtholeCut was trending on Twitter, which led Universal Pictures to respond thusly, Hopefully that will add to the magic and mythical nature of the cinematic treasure. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective), Mekler received an email the next morning from an unidentified VFX artist who explained that there were never any buttholes to begin with, but that there were a dozen or so shots where the skin and fur sim was groomed or just folded in a way that really REALLY looked like very furry lady genitals and buttholes by accident, and that artists were charged with painting them out. Mekler then put out an open invitation to people who worked on Cats to DM him their best stories, so we may still get a juicy piece of Cats lore out of this after all.
Mark Ellis and the fam – this week it s film correspondent and expert Nikki Novak, critic Carlos Aguilar, and Pay or Wait writer Sharronda Williams – rev up their engines and drive straight into the biggest questions fans have about Fast Furious Presents: Hobbs Shaw. Can Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham s chemistry sustain a two-hour-and-sixteen-minute movie? How are new additions to the Fast universe Vanessa Kirby and Idris Elba? How s the action compare to other movies in the franchise? And WHAT ABOUT THOSE CAMEOS? As always, it s a spoiler-heavy discussion, so if you haven t seen Hobbs Shaw, better to do a sudden, screechy, slow-motion U-turn and get the hell outta here.Fast Furious Presents: Hobbs Shaw is in theaters now.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.亚博买球登录shoots back at Michael upon hearing the news he’s moving to the Grand Canyon State. Marvel at the way Walter nods her head with conviction, eyes wide open.Her Chicken A bunch of Bluths concocted awesomely absurd chicken imitations, usually to mock Michael for being a wimp, but Lucille’s version (making a flying motion with her arms and repeating “coodle-doodle-do”) might be our favorite.“Look what the homosexuals have done to me.”Lucille’s introduction in the pilot episode tells you just about everything you need to know about her character. Bonus points for how Walter emphasizes “dramatic” in her dig that “everything they do is so dramatic and flamboyant, it just makes me want to set myself on fire.”“Did nothing cancel?”(Photo by Carin Baer / TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved / Courtesy Everett Collection)Lucille’s put downs of her daughter Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) are constantly amusing throughout the show s run. But this scorcher of a line, delivered after Lindsay says she has the afternoon free, hilariously shows just how armed and ready Lucille is with a hurtful comeback.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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2.58.7 7月喜迎What happens when two of the funniest TV stars of their generation – one of them soon to be a Marvel superhero – get together for a movie adventure? Comedy gold, according to the critics. In The Lovebirds, Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani play a couple who get caught up in some major organized crime drama while on a night out on the town – think of it as Date Night with more edge, and more F-bombs, and currently a very Fresh Tomatometer score. Ahead of the movie’s release on Netflix on May 22, Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley sat down – at a compliant, safe, remote distance – with Rae and Nanjiani to talk about their wildest nights out, what they’ve discovered about themselves during quarantine, and to get the skinny on Marvel’s upcoming The Eternals. (Though given Nanjiani s transformation, skinny may not be the right word.)The Lovebirds is available on Netflix May 22, 2020.
Dark Phoenix is finally out in theaters and, well, it isn’t the greatest X-Men movie ever released. It’s currently Rotten at 23% on the Tomatometer although audiences seemed to appreciate it more than the critics – and a strange epitaph to 20th Century Fox’s 20-year relationship with Marvel’s Merry Mutants.But considering the film is Fox s second attempt to adapt the landmark Dark Phoenix Saga, we can t help but wonder if the story is just too big to be contained in one film. As with X-Men: The Last Stand, it feels like vital pieces were lost and, while the casts of X-Men films are always sprawling, this one was missing a number of key characters. Does the story require a trilogy of its own? The Marvel Cinematic Universe proves audiences will wait a long time for payoffs, but building these ideas and characters in a way that resonates like the comic book series may be asking too much of the X-Men movies. Perhaps television is the best place to tell this story we previously got versions of it on two different X-Men animated series and considering the way HBO and streaming services have pushed TV into feature quality, here are five reasons why Dark Phoenix is better suited for that format.It Can Build To Proper Payoffs And Endings(Photo by @ Twentieth Century Fox)Despite marketing the film as the end of the series, Dark Phoenix can t help but feel like connective tissue to another chapter. Of course, the same could be said for just about any X-Men project. It s baked into the concept, thanks to writer Chris Claremont, who made Uncanny X-Men the most important Marvel title in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Planning to stay on the book for a very long time, he seeded ideas he wouldn t pay off for years. One could call it soap opera plotting, as he provided enough hooks and payoffs to keep readers engaged while telling the ongoing tales of the X-Men as a whole.But in the case of the overall Phoenix Saga – a story comprising Jean Grey’s death, resurrection, and transformation into the Dark Phoenix – Claremont had an ending in mind. It was ultimately changed for reasons we will discuss later, but in its finished form, it offered a clear endpoint for a story told across nearly four years of comics.Tentpole filmmaking used to be comfortable with definitive endings. The first Matrix, for example, ends at a place that would have served as a satisfying conclusion had the film proven to be unsuccessful at the box office. And though we were promised a Star Wars Sequel Trilogy since 1980, Return of the Jedi is certainly an ending to the story begun in 1976. Nowadays, big movies more closely resemble the Claremont style than ever before, with endings teasing a subsequent hook for another story.In the case of Dark Phoenix, a prestige series would have the time to properly seed ideas like Xavier’s apparent mistake with Jean, the X-Men as celebrities a concept criminally underutilized in the film and one key idea not in the movie we’ll discuss in a moment. With room to breathe, these concepts would have greater weight and emotional resonance than a single two-hour film affords them. And as Claremont proved in the comics, the pace is essential.The Characters Can Be Characters(Photo by © Marvel / © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)Despite Jean Grey appearing in films since 2000, what do we know about her? She was Xavier’s star pupil, she has extraordinary telekinetic abilities (with telepathy added at some point), and she has the hots for Wolverine despite dating Cyclops. It s thin characterization when an entire movie rests on her shoulders. And while Sophie Turner does a lot with that rough sketch, it s no accident Dark Phoenix re-frames her story in the context of Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) apparently making a mistake. He is, after all, the character all the films have invested in since X-Men: First Class. That’s not a bad thing, as someone has to anchor these films besides Wolverine. But once you come back to the Dark Phoenix Saga, you need more of an emotional investment in Jean (and Cyclops, for that matter) than X-Men: Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix afforded her (or Scott).A prestige X-Men series focusing on the Dark Phoenix Saga can actually frame the story around Jean and who she is besides Xavier’s greatest student and Cyclops girlfriend. Her struggle with the Phoenix Force would mean something, as viewers would know what would be lost if she let the Phoenix have complete control. In the film, these ideas are there, but rushed or inferred for the most part.And since we’re talking characters, a series also means we get to know Cyclops – a character the films have always shortchanged because he’s not as romantic as Wolverine – Storm, and Nightcrawler beyond their powers. As a result, deaths would also carry more weight, because the characters would genuinely matter to viewers.The Hellfire Club Could Be UtilizedKevin Bacon and January Jones as Sebastian Shaw and Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class (2011) (Photo by Murray Close/20th Century Fox)One set of characters criminally absent from both cinematic versions of the Dark Phoenix story is the Hellfire Club. Created by Claremont and artist John Byrne – though apparently inspired by a 1966 episode of the British spy series The Avengers – they debuted as a social club whose inner circle was made of mutants attempting to control the course of world events. Characters like Sebastian Shaw and Emma Frost (played by Kevin Bacon and January Jones, respectively, in First Class) first appeared as members of the inner circle, who try to take control of a Phoenix-addled Jean Grey.Jean’s flirtation with domination and control is a key element of the story and something definitely missing from Dark Phoenix. Jessica Chastain’s Vuk tries to fill the role of the Hellfire Club, but the change lacks the power it should have because Vuk is more of a cipher than an actual character. Consider the satisfying biblical allusions when Jean is presented with classic, decadent temptations in the Hellfire Club. And while we’re at it, Emma Frost could offer Cyclops a temptation of his own, considering their eventual relationship during one of Jean’s many dormant periods in the comics.Incorporating the Hellfire Club also offers the story a true, seductive evil compared to the poorly realized, grubby D’Bari of Dark Phoenix. It would also give Jean, as a character, the moment to revel in her power that she never really gets in the film, and that key pivot in Jean and the Phoenix s time together is crucial to setting up the story s conclusion.Mutants In Space!(Photo by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. / ©Marvel / Everett Collection)Because Marvel Comics featured alien species from nearly the beginning of its superhero universe, the Phoenix Force’s origin as an alien entity needed very little scaffolding. And when she left Earth following her time with the Hellfire Club, her feasting on the D’Bari star also needed little set-up; the alien race was established years earlier in an issue of The Avengers. But because neither of the Fox film cycles set up aliens, the culmination of the Dark Phoenix storyline could not be used.In the comics, the Dark Phoenix returns to Earth after destroying the D Bari home world, and a council made up of the Kree, the Skrulls, and the Shi’ar Empire determine the Phoenix is too dangerous. The Shi’ar arrive on Earth and pronounce a death sentence on Jean, but Xavier convinces the Shi’ar Empress to allow the X-Men to duel her Imperial Guard in an attempt to save Jean, whom Xavier has de-powered back to her original abilities. When Jean and Cyclops prove to be the last X-Men standing, she uses a Kree device to disintegrate her body and, seemingly, disperse the Phoenix Force.It’s a big ending. But without the time to establish the Shi’ar, both Dark Phoenix and The Last Stand eschew that development in favor of smaller ideas. A television show, on the other hand, would have that time. In fact, the scenario becomes more intense if the X-Men are confronted with the reality of what Jean could do as the Phoenix and try to find an ethical outcome with the Shi’ar. It s a moral dilemma completely absent from Dark Phoenix, as the D’Bari survivors led by Vuk never seem too broken up about the billions of dead brethren they left behind on the smoldering wreck of their world.(Photo by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. / ©Marvel / Everett Collection)And, really, that moral dilemma is part of what makes the Dark Phoenix Saga so compelling. Its ending was changed when Marvel’s then Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter learned Jean and the Phoenix would face no real punishment for the D’Bari genocide. The Phoenix Force – meant to be a recurring X-Men villain in the story’s aftermath – was shelved for a time, and Jean was barred from returning until a writer could give Shooter a satisfactory way to absolve her of the crime. It eventually happened, as no one stays dead in the comics, but the implications gave the story a lasting importance across decades of subsequent X-Men comic book storylines.This is the weight Dark Phoenix should have. But without the careful planning of a Marvel Cinematic Universe or the build-up of a television series, the impact will always be lost. At this point, we would favor a television show, as it could give these ideas the chance to grow and give us a live-action X-Men team we genuinely care about as they face their greatest ethical conflict. Until that happens, if it ever should, we still have the comics, which offer the story in its grandest scale.Dark Phoenix is in theaters now.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Writer-director Jordan Peele has avoided the sophomore slump with Us, the critically acclaimed horror follow-up to his Oscar-winning Get Out. According to critics, the movie is a terrifying head f k and like no horror film we ve seen. Ahead of the movie s opening, Rotten Tomatoes sat down with Peele, as well as co-stars Lupita Nyong o and Winston Duke, to talk about why Us stands out from the horror pack, and what Peele is trying to say with his new socially-minded slasher. Plus, all three weigh in on the movie s unique position as major mainstream horror film centered around Black characters – what that means to them as actors and filmmakers as well as to the millions of horror fans who will experience Us when it hits theaters.Us opens in theaters on March 22Thumbnail photo by Claudette Barius / © Universal Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Hans Zimmer is one of just a handful of working movie music composers who can genuinely be called a household name. And no wonder: German-born Zimmer created the memorable scores for movies like Gladiator, The Dark Knight, and – Bwoaaaah! – Inception. Perhaps most famously, he composed the music for Disney s The Lion King, which was the first animated feature he had worked on (he would go on to compose scores for The Prince of Egypt, Madagascar, and more). Working closely with Lebo M., the South African artist whose voice many will know from the The Lion King s iconic opening chant, Zimmer created music for the Disney classic that terrified us as wildebeest stampeded through a canyon and moved us as a young lion stared at his own reflection and discovered a king staring back at him. It also nabbed him his first, and so far only, Academy Award. Zimmer recently returned to the story of Simba, Mufasa, Nala, and the rest of the Pride Lands characters for Jon Favreau s new take on The Lion King. Here Zimmer reveals what drew him back to the story, why he hesitated at first, and what s changed in the 25 years since the animated film s release.Joel Meares for Rotten Tomatoes: Someone I saw this movie with turned to me at the beginning and said, If I don t cry during the stampede, it will mean Hans hasn t done his job.” When I saw her at the end, she was bawling. So, I wanted to know how did you approach that particular scene the second time around?Hans Zimmer: Cautiously. If you think that was a dangerous comment, my oldest daughter who I d written the original movie s [music] for in the first place 25 years ago, she was still saying to me, Dad, you better not make a mess of this one. All the themes that I wrote all those years ago – I didn t know how to do animation [at the time] – so all the themes are slightly too epic and slightly too big, and they needed that little bit more space and that little bit more breath to really resonate. I mean, especially the stampede and its aftermath, I can t even put into words, you know, the benefit from having more space. More breathing room. More chance to battle. More chance to focus on the protagonist. More chance to focusing on the story.(Photo by ©Buena Vista Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection)Rotten Tomatoes: You said that your daughter said, Don t make of a mess of it. Did you yourself have any personal hesitation about coming back to a project that you haven t worked on for a very long time and that was so beloved – and was kind of perfect already?Zimmer: Well, “kind of perfect,” I never think about things like that. But “loved,” yes. I had a very short conversation with Jon [Favreau], which basically went him saying, Come down, let me show you something. And that was 100 percent committing. I went down. He put me in a black room, showed me [footage of the film’s opening]. It completely and utterly surprised me and moved me, even though I sort of knew what to expect. And we look at it differently than we looked at it 25 years ago. I mean, we truly do. I ve spent now quite a bit of time working with Sir David Attenborough. So partly, I was looking at it from the sense of where s the world heading? It felt like I was on a slightly different mission. It was, even if the story is the same, the world has changed, so the meaning of the story has changed.Rotten Tomatoes: In terms of what was practically involved with producing the score, how did you approach it differently from the first time? Zimmer: In the last 30 years… Usually, I never leave a dark windowless room, but eventually I did, and eventually I got onto a stage, and eventually I – despite stage fright – I started playing things live. And I did Lion King at the Coachella festival, and performing it, and watching the reaction of an audience and performing it, it was like these amazing musicians that I now have access to, made me realize that this isn t a normal film score. We can do this as a performance. In a normal film score, the orchestra or the players never know why they are playing the notes, because they don t know the story. Everybody knew the story [this time]. So I managed to get a commitment that was just extraordinary, and the performance, and I made it all about the performance. I think for a movie that relies that much on technology, there s a sense of improvisation and a sense of performance in this movie, far more than the original one. And a sense of humanity in the story. Everything is slightly paradox, but I think that s what gives it its great strength.(Photo by Courtesy Everett Collection)Rotten Tomatoes: And so you performed everything on the score live with an orchestra?Zimmer: Yeah. I mean, I said to Jon and everybody at Disney, Can I do this? Can I try this experiment?” You know, I had 102 people in the room. We re just going to rehearse. We re just really going to get it under our fingers, and then we re just going to go and do the whole movie for a couple of days. And don t worry about wrong notes. Next time around, we ll probably figure it out. It truly was exciting. And that s what I was trying to do, is get the authenticity of really hearing the musicians.Rotten Tomatoes: When you originally wrote the music for the stampede scene, the track To Die For in the original and new score, were you drawing from compositions or scores that you had heard before? What inspired the musical moment there?Zimmer: Not really. I mean, I ll tell you what I did draw from. It s just my childhood memories of listening to Mozart. It s like I was always slightly worried about this idea that as a German, you re sort of pillaging the culture of Africa. So one of the things I did on the first one, and I ve before with Lebo M., it s like I kept saying, I m a German, so I m going to write with a German accent, just the way we re speaking now. And let me go and take this into Africa and give it to Africa, and let them just respond with their culture, and see what happens where the two cultures collide, if another new thing can come out of it. So I think that s really part of the strength of the score.(Photo by © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Rotten Tomatoes: What was it like to work with Lebo M. again on the score? Had you worked together much in the intervening years?Zimmer: Yes. We had worked on a couple of movies nobody went to see (, and we did touring together. Africa s always been important to this world, and at the same time, it s like it needs more respect. It needs more love. And Lebo s been touring with me, so we have been doing Lion King, bits and pieces of it live. Yes, we ve been comrades in arms for a long time, you know? And he s been sort of the guardian of the musical. Because he s really great at casting this thing. That sort of stuff. He s been looking after our legacy in a much more profound way than I have.So, your daughter: Has she seen the film? Did she say whether you screwed it up?Zimmer: No, but there is something which has puzzled everybody at Disney. They let me have a lot of tickets for the London premiere, and I sent them all back, and I said, I only want two tickets, because I want it to be a father-daughter date. I hope she s still going to be speaking to me afterwards. Simple as that. But it s just going to be the two of us.Like this? 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Assassin s Creed Writer Michael Lesslie Will Serve as Showrunner for Second Battlestar Galactica Reboot(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)Adama? Starbuck? Apollo? We don’t yet know which, if any, of those iconic characters will return, but now we do know who will lead the latest reboot of classic sci-fi adventure Battlestar Galactica for Peacock: The Little Drummer Girl showrunner Michael Lesslie.Lesslie, also a writer for video-game film adaptation Assassin’s Creed and Riz Ahmed’s Hamlet remake for Netflix, will create, write, and executive produce the once again re-imagined BSG, the second time the series that originated in 1978 on ABC has been rebooted. The first Battlestar Galactica remake aired on Sci-fi (now Syfy) 2004-09 and boasts a 95% series-level Tomatometer score.Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail’s Esmail Corp is producing the new series with NBCU’s Universal Content Productions as part of Esmail’s overall deal with UCP. Esmail will also serve as an executive producer on the series. (Deadline)Community Cast To Reunite in a Zoom Call for COVID-19 Relief(Photo by Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)Dan Harmon and the Community cast will reunite for a Zoom call to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts, Variety reports. The actors will do a table read and Q A on Monday, May 18, at 2 p.m. PT on Sony Pictures TV’s “Community” YouTube page.Donald Glover will join his costars for the first time since he left the show. Stars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong will also participate in the read of “Cooperative Polygraphy,” the fourth episode of season 5, which first aired January 16, 2014 on NBC.Stranger Things, Chernobyl, Fleabag, and Watchmen Nominated for Peabody Awards(Photo by Netflix)The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors has announced the nominees for its annual awards to celebrate the best in broadcast and digital storytelling, and the 60 honorees for 2019 include 11 from PBS, seven from HBO, and five from Netflix.Among the high-profile nominees: Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things and limited series When They See Us and Unbelievable; HBO’s Watchmen, Succession, and Chernobyl; and Amazon’s Good Omens and the final season (for now, anyway) of Fleabag. Dickinson (Apple), David Makes Man (OWN), Ramy (Hulu), and the documentaries Leaving Neverland (HBO), Surviving R. Kelly (Lifetime), and Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men (Showtime) are also among the contenders for the 30 winners that will be named later in the year.A complete list of nominees is available at the Peabody Awards website.New Trailers: Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams, Michael K. Williams, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell Team for Horror/Thriller Lovecraft CountryHBO released a trailer for Lovecraft Country, season 1, a thriller-horror series based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name, from producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams, and starring Michael K. Williams, Courtney B. Vance, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell (HBO)More trailers:Space Force, season 1, starring Steve Carrell, John Malkovich, Lisa Kudrow, and Jane Lynch (Netflix)Snowpiercer, season 1, a sci-fi thriller based on the movie of the same name from Parasite director Bong Joon-ho and starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs (TNT)Stargirl, season 1, starring Brec Bassinger and Luke Wilson (The CW)I ll Be Gone in the Dark, a docuseries about The Golden State Killer, starring the late author Michelle McNamara, whose husband Patton Oswalt executive produces on the series (HBO)Trial by Media, season 1, a docuseries about tabloid-style media coverage of the criminal justice system, from producer George Clooney (Netflix)Call Your Mother, a documentary about comedians’ mothers, starring Louie Anderson, Awkwafina, Fortune Feimster, Jim Gaffigan, Jo Koy, Norm Macdonald, Tig Notaro, Kristen Schaal, and David Spade and airing on Mother’s Day at 10 p.m. ET (Comedy Central)Yellowstone, season 3, starring Kevin Costner and Josh Holloway (Paramount)Becoming, a documentary about Michelle Obama and her book tour (Netflix)NOS4A2, season 2, starring Ashleigh Cummings and Zachary Quinto (AMC)The Last Narc, a docuseries about the murder of DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Amazon)Hightown, season 1, a drama about a federal agent unexpectedly pulled into the heroin epidemic in Provincetown, starring Monica Raymund and James Badge Dale (Starz)Blackballed, a docuseries examining race via the expulsion of Donald Sterling as the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers after recordings of him making racist comments were made public (Quibi)Gary Busey: Pet Judge, season 1, a “reality” series in which the actor doles out justice for pets and pet owners (Amazon Prime)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.Happy Holidays to Us All! Betty White Is Starring in a Lifetime Christmas Movie(Photo by Kelsey McNeal/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)At last, a sign that maybe everything really is going to be OK: The national treasure that is Emmy winner Betty White has signed on to star in a Lifetime Christmas movie. In the still-untitled TV flick, the 98-year-old legend “helps whip would-be Santas into shape, spreading the true meaning of Christmas and leading everyone to wonder: is she secretly Mrs. Claus?”Development News: Nicolas Cage Will Play Joe Exotic in a Scripted Series(Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)Nicolas Cage is set to play the Tiger King himself, Joe Exotic, in a scripted series based on a Texas Monthly article by writer Leif Reigstad. The eccentric Cage, who seems like a perfect actor to portray the eccentric character viewers got to know in Netflix’s huge hit, Tiger King, and Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer are among the EPs for the series, which is currently being shopped to networks. Dan Lagana, showrunner of the Emmy-nominated Netflix mockumentary American Vandal, will write the series, as well as serve as showrunner and EP. The Joe Exotic role will be the first regular TV role in the Oscar-winning actor’s career. (Variety)The Chris Pratt–Antoine Fuqua series adaptation of The Terminal List, a bestselling thriller by author and former Navy SEAL Jack Carr, has landed at Amazon. Pratt will star and executive produce and Fuqua will direct and executive produce the series, about James Reece, who returns home after his entire platoon of SEALs is ambushed during a mission. He soon learns there were dark forces working against him and his fellow SEALs, and those forces are now putting him and his loved ones in danger.Saturday Night Live will wrap up its 45th season with its third SNL at Home episode on May 9.Jean Smart will play a Las Vegas diva who forms an interesting mentorship with an entitled 25-year-old in a comedy series for HBO Max. Mike Schur (The Good Place) and Broad City writers Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, and Jen Statsky created and will write the series, which Schur will executive produce.Jim Gaffigan has signed on to play former Toronto mayor Rob Ford in a limited series at AMC. The Office alum Ed Helms will be an executive producer on the dark comedy, which will recount the story of Ford’s controversial political career, which included getting caught on video smoking crack during his reelection campaign. Ford died in 2016 after a battle with cancer. (Variety)(Photo by Sony Pictures Television)NBC’s The Blacklist crew came up with a clever way to finish their season finale when production was shut down halfway through the episode: they made the rest of it a graphic novel-style animation. In the May 15 finale, “The Kazanjian Brothers,” season 7 comes to a close with a mix of live-action and animation – with fresh dialogue recorded by the series cast – as The Task Force investigates an accountant who works for lucrative criminals in order to find the violent and thuggish brothers hired for his protection.Joe Russo will write a sequel to Netflix’s hot Chris Hemsworth action movie Extraction. Russo write the first movie, which has been viewed by nearly 90 million households, according to Hemsworth, since it was released on April 24. (THR)Sopranos creator David Chase created dialogue with the show’s characters revealing what they would be doing in quarantine, Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa shared during their Talking Sopranos rewatch podcast episode for “Pax Soprana.” Best part: whatever you believe happened in that series finale, Tony Soprano is alive in this version of Chase’s world.Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, and the Mr. Show gang, including Paul F. Tompkins, Brian Posehn, and Scott Aukerman, will reunite – virtually, of course – for a May 13 event called “The Mr. Show Kids With Beardz’ Presents: Come Join Our Zoomtacular Annual Business Call.” The event will benefit the LIFT nonprofit to combat poverty, and tickets can be purchased here.Barack and Michelle Obama will be the headline speakers for Class of 2020, a YouTube special event that will serve as a stand-in commencement ceremony for the 2020 graduates who are missing out on the real thing because of the pandemic. Lady Gaga, BTS, former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will also deliver speeches for the grads during the event, which debuts on YouTube on June 6.FX has greenlit a half-hour anthology series from The Office star B.J. Novak. The untitled series will have a different cast for each episode, and will “will use the boldest issues of our time as a jumping-off point to tell singular, character-driven stories about the world we live in today,” according to THR. The casts for the first two episodes includes Jon Bernthal, Beau Bridges, Lucas Hedges, Kaitlyn Dever, O Shea Jackson Jr., George Wallace, Ed Asner, and Amy Landecker.That National Geographic Channel series adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s bestseller The Right Stuff that was set to debut in the fall is moving to Disney+ instead. Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman, Aaron Staton, James Lafferty, and Danny Strong star in the series, which unfolds the true story of the Mercury 7 astronauts and the history of the NASA program.(Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)The quarantine has sparked a TV show for pop star and actress Selena Gomez, who will star in a cooking series for streaming service HBO Max, which debuts May 27. In each of the 10 episodes, Gomez, who will also act as executive producer for the show, will be joined remotely by a different chef, who will help her prepare a new kind of cuisine, complete with cooking and equipment tips, and spotlighting food-related charities.In what turned out to be a busy week for HBO Max, the streamer also picked up the Sundance award-winning movie Charm City Kings, about a teen (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) who joins a flashy dirt bike crew, and is tempted by its money and violence-filled lifestyle. Rapper Meek Mill also stars in the movie, which was inspired by the 2013 Certified Fresh documentary 12 O’Clock Boys.Ricky Gervais has signed a multi-year, eight-figure deal with Netflix to create new series and comedy specials. A third-season renewal of his dramedy series After Life is part of the deal. (THR)The Morning Show and Bates Motel creator Kerry Ehrin has signed a multi-year deal extension with Apple to develop additional TV projects exclusively for Apple TV+. (Deadline)Dickinson creator Alena Smith also signed a new multi-year deal, hers with Apple, to create new programming for Apple TV+.ABC is relaunching The Wonderful World of Disney, in which it airs movies from the Disney film library, on May 20. First up: the animated 2016 Oscar nominee Moana, starring Dwayne Johnson, followed by Thor: The Dark World (May 27), Up on June 3, and Big Hero 6 on June 10.Disney+ has greenlit an eight-episode adaptation of R.L. Stine’s horror-comedy graphic novel Just Beyond. The series is created by Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote the script for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows movie, and wrote the bestselling books Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.
亚博买球登录 The cast of Big Little Lies revealed a few tidbits about season 2, Jared Harris discussed scary new HBO miniseries Chernobyl, Danai Gurira is leaving The Walking Dead, and more TV news.TOP STORYNew Big Little Lies Season 2 Photos —Plus, Meryl Streep Was As Addicted to the Show as You Were(Photo by Jennifer Clasen/HBO)If Big Little Lies was going to come back for a second season, the story had to be pretty darn compelling for stars and executive producers Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman (along with costars Zoe Kravitz, Laura Dern, and Shailene Woodley) to sign on. But when audiences continued to beg for more episodes of the Monterey, California moms embroiled in a real-life murder mystery, the cast and creator/writer/executive David E. Kelley said that finally agreed to come back — with a few caveats.“The storytelling — would it be compelling enough that it would rise up to the first year? Everybody up here can get jobs. We didn t want to do this unless we could at least have a fair shot of living up to the bar that we felt we had all set in year one,” Kelley told reporters at a panel for season 2 at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon. “So we met, and we talked about what the stories were. We were very unflinching and candid with each other about the ones we thought were viable and the ones we thought were not good enough, and we didn t finally agree to set sail until we had the commitment from all of us that this was storytelling that we all felt passionate about.”(Photo by Jennifer Clasen/HBO)While the first season had the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty to use as a guide, there was no sequel — until Moriarty, who is also a producer, wrote an outline for Kelley to use while plotting season 2’s story.“We were lucky Liane Moriarty wrote almost like a novella for us to use as a template,” said Witherspoon. “It really helped tremendously that the characters were alive in her mind and have these very rich experiences that were just as interesting, entertaining, as in-depth as they were in the original series. So that gave us some basis for which to go on for each character. We all had unresolved issues — you know, I had an affair and that was never resolved.”(Photo by Jennifer Clasen/HBO)While Kelley and his cast remained tight-lipped on what the actual plot of season 2 will entail, he did reveal that it picks up after the events of the first season. It’s still a mix of comedy and drama, tonally — “probably more dramatic than comedic this year,” he teased — and the Greek Chorus of fellow school parents at the fatal trivia night is gone.“When we come back, their lives — like all of our lives — are very well put together on the surface, but then the fissures begin to emerge and there is a big fault line that lies under all of us, which is this event that happened at trivia night last year,” Kelley explained. “So once the crevices start to widen it escalates pretty quickly.”(Photo by Jennifer Clasen/HBO)There’s also one major addition: Meryl Streep joins the cast as Celeste’s mother-in-law, Mary Louise Wright.“I love this show. I was addicted to it,” Streep gushed. “I thought it was an amazing exercise in what we know and what we don t know about people, about family, about friends; how it flirted with the mystery of things; what was unsaid, un-shown, unknown was sort of the whole gravitational pull of the piece and it was so exciting. So when I got the chance to join the crew I thought, yeah! [As for] the dynamic between Celeste and me, I do love her. And that s the only thing I ll tell you.”The Walking Dead Loses Another Major StarFans of The Walking Dead are used to their favorite stars exiting the series — there are gruesome deaths pretty much weekly (it is a zombie show, after all) — but this latest departure is going to hurt: Danai Gurira, who plays the badass Michonne, is leaving in season 10. The Black Panther star will appear in “a handful of episodes that will be interspersed throughout season 10,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Not all hope is lost, however — THR reports that she’ll likely join her former on-screen love Andrew Lincoln, a.k.a. recently departed leading man Rick Grimes, in the series of three TWD movies AMC is planning to produce.Will Veep Give Viewers a Satisfying Ending?(Photo by Lacey Terrell)In such a politically volatile world, it’s been challenging for the team behind Veep to push boundaries in its final season. But the series has given itself one key advantage in its ability to poke fun at politics without garnering too much ire on either side of the aisle.“We have this great virtue of having not identified a party in our show and not really identified any contemporary political figures,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus told reporters at a Television Critics Association winter press tour panel for the show’s final season. “We re in an alternate universe and that’s helpful particularly because in many ways it’s why the show’s lasted as long as it has — because it kind of invites everyone to the party. I think in a way it s more apt than it ever has been given the current insanity that we re all living in.”The final season will consist of seven episodes, which showrunner Dave Mandel said will bring the show to its natural conclusion.“We reached just a very natural point, storytelling-wise, that we sort of looked at each other and went, ‘I think that s the end.’”While neither Louis-Dreyfus nor Mandel would get too specific about exactly what adventures ex-president (and ex-veep) Selina Meyer will have in the last episodes, which begin airing March 31 on HBO, they did tease a surprising (and satisfying) ending.“The one trap that the viewers ever so slightly fall into is assuming that somebody is Trump and somebody is Hillary, and that s a good thing for us because it means we get to always surprise you. It doesn t go the way you think it went when they ran against each other,” Mandel said. “I think this season, it sounds so generic, but I think everyone will be pleasantly surprised in a very, you know, hopefully funny way.”Added Louis-Dreyfus, “I m not going to say that Selena evolves, except to say that she s truer to herself by being as true to herself as she can possibly be. By the time this season ends. I ll leave it for you to determine whether or not that s a good thing, but I m not sure that evolution is necessarily her game.”Jared Harris Tackles a Different Terror in HBO’s Chernobyl(Photo by Liam Daniel/HBO)Is there something about The Terror star Jared Harris that inspires him to play scary, evil, or general sad-sack characters who die horrible deaths?“I’m a miserable person,” joked Harris at a TCA panel for his new HBO miniseries Chernobyl, about the 1986 nuclear meltdown in the Ukraine. In all seriousness, though, Harris said he was drawn to his role in Chernobyl (and The Terror) because of “good writing. Really, if you re working on a script that s really well-written, our job is much, much easier and more interesting as well because you can dig down into the story, you can dig down into the subtext and the substrata of the narrative and you can find stuff there that s been put down purposefully.”The five-part miniseries, which also stars Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson, follows the brave men and women who sacrificed so much to save Europe from complete disaster after one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history.Serial’s Story Continues in The Case Against Adnan SyedIf you are not one of the millions of people who was captivated by the Serial podcast in 2014, HBO’s new four-part documentary The Case Against Adnan Syed will fill you in on the case, which saw Baltimore high school senior Adnan Syed convicted for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend, 18-year-old Hae Min Lee. The podcast examined the evidence in the case and whether Syed was wrongfully convicted. The new documentary will pick up where Serial left off, so it won’t be a retread of the podcast either.“It s gone through current events, just as recently as a couple of months ago,” said director Amy Berg.The documentary follows Syed’s legal team as they prepare an appeal for a new trial after questions about the State’s case and his own attorney’s performance.“Any time a wrongful conviction seems to be getting successfully challenged the system closes in, it doubles down, it trickles down, and it tries to protect itself and we expected that. We expected we were going to fight as far as it s going to take,” said Rabia Chaudry, a family friend and lawyer who has advocated for Syed for 20 years (and was the driving force behind the Serial podcast). “The State is going to continue to appeal it. It s not a surprise. And there s a reason for that. I understand the reasons for that. It s not always about the truth. It s about kind of maintaining status quo. So it s not surprising. It is more complicated. However, when there s so much notoriety around the case it gives more incentive for the State to save face and to save the conviction and to fight harder.”The Kominsky Method Books Major Guest Stars(Photo by Mike Yarish/Netflix)Netflix’s award-winning comedy The Kominsky Method will welcome three major guest stars in its second season: Jane Seymour, Jacqueline Bisset, and Paul Reiser. Seymour will play Madelyn, a 70-something well-to-do woman with whom Norman (star Alan Arkin) had a mad love affair in the ’60s before he met his wife, and they meet again 50 years later. Bisset will play Gabrielle, Mindy’s (Sarah Baker) mom and Sandy’s (star Michael Douglas) French ex-wife who delights in still being able to push the buttons of her ex-husband. Reiser will play Martin, a 60-something high school teacher who gets romantically involved with Sandy’s daughter, Mindy.
要知道如今手游行业已经非常成熟了，玩家们自然也就不像以前那么好糊弄，不是说买一个不错的IP，就能够收割一波粉丝就韭菜了！那么有没有什么IP改编手游是值得尝试的呢？这里想要推荐上线没多久的《航海王热血航线》，这款IP改编手游的质量还是不错的，虽然没有彻底摆脱卡牌加养成的模式，但是上线了公平竞技场玩法，并且氪金程度也较低。对于普通玩家来说，即便是不氪金或者是少氪金，也一样可以获得不错的游戏体验。 Think nothing new can be said about the legend of Arthur, Excalibur, and the Knights of the Round Table? Think again. In Netflix’s new big-budget, sword-and-sorcery fantasy series Cursed, the Lady of the Lake rises from the depths – of the English waters as well as relative literary obscurity, if you’ve only seen big-screen adaptations – to take center stage, portrayed by 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford. Merlin, Arthur, and other familiar names are here too, but in the series – adapted from the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler – it’s Langford’s Nimue who drives the action, giving audiences a fresh and modern perspective on the world and its stories. Ahead of the series’ release on the streaming giant, Rotten Tomatoes correspondent Jacqueline Coley spoke to Langford, Miller, Wheeler, and series co-stars Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgård, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Daniel Sherman, and Lily Newmark about the enduring appeal of the Arthurian legend, the unique spins they’ve given their famous characters, and how they prepared for – and endured – a 10-month shoot that called on them to become experts in swordplay, horse-riding, and, for at least one actor, foraging.Cursed is available on Netflix now.
亚博买球登录 tended editions: 20 hours 30 minutes; Theatrical cuts: 17 hours and 12 minutes.Starts with: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Ends with: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Best way to watch: Some would argue the second trilogy – though the first by story chronology – from Peter Jackson was an unnecessary and bloated cash grab that should be avoided at all costs, but we have a better suggestion. We suggest you begin with the LOTR animated film from 1978, which will give you all the events of the films in a quicker and to-the-point format. Then, if you are compelled to see the best of The Hobbit live-action series, we would say check out the standard edition of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which is the best of the three. We would also suggest you try to watch the extended editions of the original live-action LOTR series – they are more than worth it for the extra content. This recommendation would make for a shorter, 16-hour watch, which could be broken up easily over two days. Where to watch: FandangoNOW (Discount Bundle), Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, GooglePlay. The Two Towers and The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King standard editions are streaming on Netflix.Marvel Cinematic UniverseWhat is it: The 23-film saga that chronicles the epic adventures of various superheroes, based on the comics first distributed by Marvel and its subsidiaries. How many hours: 50 hours and 3 minutes.Starts with: Iron Man (2008) Ends with: Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Best way to watch: Not surprising for a franchise that grossed over billion at the global box office, but Marvel Studios 23-film, decade-long opus is quite watchable as is. Some folks would have argued in 2010 that Avengers: The Age of Ultron is a skippable mess, but as we detail here, it is essential viewing to truly appreciate the first four phases of the saga that culminated with Avengers: Endgame. Sorry for those looking for a shortcut, but watching it all is worth it. Viewing all 23 movies straight through, without breaks, however, is not the way to do it.Instead, we suggest you go in release order and complete each day as follows: day one after Avengers; day two after Ant-man; day three after Black Panther; and finish on day four with Spider-Man: Far From Home. If you ve previously watched the MCU and are looking to watch it in a new way, use our guide here to watch in chronological order based on the events of each film. If the thought of 50 hours of superheroes is still too intimidating for you, but you want to understand enough to get by, watch these character introduction films (Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy) and these team-up films (Civil War, Winter Soldier, Avengers, Ultron, Infinity War, Endgame). Once you have finished that, check out our Oral Histories of the MCU, in which the directors, producer, and casting director who worked on the epic franchise break down all the behind-the-scene secrets.Where to watch: FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, GooglePlay. All of the films save The Incredible Hulk and the Spider-Man films are streaming on Disney+. The Avengers: Infinity War and The Avengers: Endgame are streaming on Netflix; and Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, and Thor are streaming on Amazon Prime.Die Hard FranchiseWhat is it: Follow John McClane, a police detective who seems to be a magnet for maniacal criminals no matter which city/structure he is in, and proves to be a tough man to kill.How many hours: 10 hours and 14 minutes.Starts with: Die Hard (1988) Ends with: A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) Best way to watch: The original Die Hard is so beloved that many argue it s the greatest action film ever made – or maybe the greatest Christmas movie, but that is a debate for another day. The film and its follow-ups have a loyal fanbase, and though the second and third entries pale in comparison to the first, we still say they re worth a watch. The fourth film, Live Free or Die Hard, is a true return to form and, frankly, it s where you should stop unless you are a true completist. The series most recent film, A Good Day to Die Hard, is the only PG-13 entry on the list, and without McClane s iconic Yippee-ki-yay, motherf ker, there s really no point pushing play.Where to watch: FandangoNOW (Discounted Bundle), Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, GooglePlay. Die Hard and Die Hard with a Vengeance are streaming now on CinemaxGo; Live Free or Die Hard is streaming on the Starz app.The Fast Furious FranchiseWhat is it: Follow Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew, which he calls his family, as they shift from illegal street-racing criminals to heist experts and then finally emerge as a new crime-fighting unit that tackles the world of espionage.How many hours: 15 hours and 57 mins. Starts with: The Fast and the Furious (2001) Ends with: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Best way to watch: As Dom and everyone in the Fast franchise says – quite often – this is about family. So, if you re looking for something to skip, it s hard to imagine who you d want to kick out one of the family – though, let s be honest, 2 Fast 2 Furious is definitely not Dad s favorite. Without Vin Diesel, that entry can barely call itself a Fast and Furious movie, and the 2009 series soft reboot, Fast Furious, is not much better and an easy call to skip, as well. We would caution against skipping third entry Toyko Drift; its charms are significantly more than its 37% Tomatometer score would suggest (something we wax about in our book Rotten Movies We Love). Not to spoil anything, but when we finally get Fast 9 in 2021, you ll need to have seen Tokyo Drift to understand everything fully – check out #JusticeForHan after you finish the series, and you will understand. Where to watch: FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, GooglePlay. Hobbs Shaw and Fast Five are streaming on HBOnow; Fast 6 is streaming on FXnow.Rocky FranchiseWhat is it: Follow Philly underdog boxer-turned-champion, Rocky Balboa, as he battles various fighters in the ring, as well as his own issues outside of it, and later trains the next generation of champions.How many hours: 14 hours and 55 minutes. Starts with: Rocky (1976) Ends with: Creed II (2018)Best way to watch: This one s real simple: trust us and skip Rocky V. Just pretend it didn t happen; we re pretty sure Sylvester Stallone did. Where to watch: FandangoNOW (Discount Bundle), Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, GooglePlay. Rocky Balboa is streaming on the Starz app; Creed II is streaming on Hulu and Amazon.Harry Potter / Wizarding World FranchiseWhat is it: The franchise based on JK Rowling s phenomenally successful novels follows the adventures of Harry Potter, an orphan-turned-famed wizard, the evil He Who Must Not Be Named, and the Wizarding World they inhabit.How many hours: 24 hours and 6 minutes. Starts with: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Ends with: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Best way to watch: As this is a British series, allow us to put this as politely as possible: Fantastic Beasts is simply not quite on form. The first entry is saved by Eddie Redmayne and mesmerizing magical effects; the second entry is the first and only Rotten flick from the Wizarding World and very skippable at this stage. The original seven films are near perfect, but if you wanted to pass over The Chamber of Secrets you wouldn t miss much – you won t be too confused later in the series. (Though if watching as a family, this is one the kids tend to like.) If you follow that suggestion, you can finish the entire series in one day.Where to watch: FandangoNOW (Discount Bundle), Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, GooglePlay. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is streaming on HBONow.X-Men Franchise