(Photo by Getty Images)All John Singleton Movies RankedWith Boyz n the Hood, John Singleton fashioned a riveting, truthful document of turbulent inner city life within South Central Los Angeles, gave image and power to a class of people previously ignored in mainstream cinema, and became the youngest person to be Oscar-nominated for Best Director at age 24. And the first African-American ever.It was just about as auspicious a debut as any director has had, and Singleton carried the torch with more propulsive dramas: the lyrical Poetic Justice starring Janet Jackson, and the university-set Higher Learning. Neither were able to achieve the same high marks with critics back in the day, though they connected with their intended targets if the Audience Scores are anything to be reckoned with. Rosewood, about the 1923 Florida massacre, could be seen something of a return to form.Singleton formally entered his Hollywood era with the new century, delivering the sly Shaft remake starring Samuel L. Jackson and the first Fast and Furious franchise sequel. After 2011 s Abduction with Taylor Lautner fizzled, Singleton turned to television, directing episodes of The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Empire, and creating drug crime serial Snowfall for FX. In April 2019, Singleton passed away at the age of 51 after lapsing into a coma due to a stroke he suffered two weeks earlier. As the movie industry deals with the loss of a pioneering talent and trailblazing voice, we celebrate his life by looking back on all of John Singleton s movies.良心正规红包游戏战争迷雾机制的原味传承，使得手游保留了端游的视野争夺战，让插眼、排眼、打信号……这些与游戏意识息息相关的操作，成为区分玩家段位高低的重要指标之一，也为玩家打出逆风翻盘的团队配合，提供了更大的操作空间。
Santa’s elves are certainly the most well-known pointy-eared protagonists. Do you identify with Hermey, the outcast and friend-of-reindeer in Rankin/Bass stop-motion classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, who’s just not like the other elves? Maybe you don’t have elfin blood at all — you’re just so committed to the spirit of Christmas that you’re an honorary elf, like Buddy from Elf. Or maybe the holiday season is a time for scheming, and you re really most like Dwight from The Office or Marcus from Bad Santa.There are also plenty of pop culture elves outside the North Pole.This holiday season, we want to help you find your elfin alter ego, whoever they may be — Santa s helper or perhaps even Elven royalty. Take our quiz below to find out which film or television elf you share traits with.
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9.26.7 9月喜迎This feature is by Catherine Young, the current USC Annenberg-Rotten Tomatoes Digital Innovation and Entertainment Criticism fellow, a partnership with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Cate is writing on the representation of women in film; read her piece, What Ever Happened To Cinema s Virginal Final Girl?, here. Over the last decade of cinema, audiences have shown an affection for women who steal – especially when they look good doing it. Since 2010, there’s been a number of big-budget, studio-released, female-fronted films that focus on women and girls with a taste for luxury and a penchant for crime. Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring showed the appeal of empty consumerism and label addiction, Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor gave us style and cunning wrapped up in a sharp three-piece suit, and Ocean’s 8 brought eight actresses together for the jewel heist of a lifetime. That’s not to mention the stylish, pole-dancing heroes of Hustlers, the bad girls of Spring Breakers, or the hilariously mismatched partners of The Hustle. And all these films have been successful, making bank at the box office, or becoming cult hits, and inspiring memes and followings. (Photo by A24/courtesy Everett Collection)So what exactly makes this type of anti-heroine – whom we’ll call The Designer Thief – so compelling? After all, even though they’re fun to watch, it would probably be a lot less fun to fall victim to one of their schemes. Simply put? She’s got the look. Whether it’s stealing for fun or stealing for profit, a major draw of the Designer Thief is the way she is depicted. The highly stylized treatment of these characters transforms them from figures we judge into figures of envy. They are successful thieves, able to live in beautiful homes and swan around in beautiful clothes, and through them we can imagine what our lives would be like if we also had access to unfettered wealth. These criminal characters permit us to enjoy the thrill of their ill-gotten gains, minus the guilt or responsibility of actually committing any crimes. We get a taste of the high life, without having to do the nasty work to get there. The trope of the Designer Thief proliferates because it lets us into a world most of us will never experience. (Photo by A24/courtesy Everett Collection)Sofia Coppola’s 2013 film The Bling Ring, based on a true story, is all about conspicuous consumption. In it, a band of idle, celebrity-obsessed teens becomes fixated on the lives and lifestyles of the socialites filling the pages of tabloid magazines and websites like TMZ. Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and The Hills’ Audrina Patridge are just a few of the women who are unlucky enough to be the subjects of the teens’ materialistic devotion. That devotion turns criminal when the group decides to relieve the women of their beautiful things by breaking into their houses and stealing them.As their scores get bigger and riskier – they repeatedly hit the same houses and are eventually caught on security cameras – the members of the Bling Ring are almost compelled to continue stealing. They pilfer designer dresses and expensive bags to suit their own tastes, or to resell for cash, and the film takes great pains to show the teens sincerely indulging in their newfound access to this wealth. They know and understand not just the value of the objects they steal, but the social cache that comes with the labels stitched inside them. “Look at her sunglasses – these are Alexander McQueen!” one girl exclaims during an early heist at Hilton’s house. The item itself is immaterial, but the name has power. Dressing in their stolen designer gear, the Designer Thieves of The Bling Ring inherit some measure of these socialites’ mystique and allure, and themselves become mysterious and alluring within their peer group. (Photo by A24/courtesy Everett Collection)As moderately well-off children in and around Beverly Hills, what the teens of the Bling Ring really desired – in real life and on screen – was the lifestyle they saw depicted in the press by the models and socialites they envied. The things were merely a portal to the sense of superiority they were chasing. Crime was a means to an end. The small group of (largely) women did not steal to fund projects or pay bills, but simply to accumulate things. And yet, we don’t judge the Ring too harshly – because we as an audience can be just like them: desperately aspiring for more. The Bling Ring’s actions allow us as viewers a perverse kind of voyeurism. We too get to enjoy playing in the closets of the rich and the famous – and even judge them. (These are not victimless crimes… but have you seen the victims?!) It’s hard to justify the conspicuous consumption of these stars in the first place. Who truly needs an entire closet filled with expensive Birkin bags? Seeing these young women play dress-up in the riches they had not earned, for fun, and even get away with it for a time, permits us all to experience our own illicit thrill. At the time, some criticized Coppola for taking aim at rampant consumerism, while seeming to also celebrate it. Perhaps that was entirely the point.(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures /Courtesy Everett Collection)Ocean’s 8 is an all-female reboot of the Steven Soderbergh-helmed Ocean s heist trilogy. The film is one long jewel heist – it’s almost as if the Bling Ring grew up, but never left those walk-in closets. The movie presents its cast of heavy hitters like Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Rihanna – women well-known for their extraordinary glamour offscreen – as low-level, working-class grifters who combine their powers for one last score. Ocean’s 8 leans hard into luxury. The movie begins with Debbie Ocean (Bullock) leaving prison. Rather than reaching out to friends or family, her first order of business is to run a quick scam on a department store to get makeup and clothing, then continue her streak at a nearby luxury hotel by swindling her way into someone else’s just-vacated room. Within hours of leaving the state’s custody, Debbie already has access to room service on someone else’s tab and all the fancy clothing she wants. The film’s introduction is a distillation of the designer thief in action, and we cheer her on for getting her way.(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures /Courtesy Everett Collection)The rest of the film continues the gambit. Not only do the women aim to steal a 0 million diamond necklace, but the theft itself takes place at the annual Costume Institute Gala. Colloquially known as The Met Ball, the event is widely considered to be one of the most lavish and exclusive social events in the world. Each year, designers gather with their celebrity guests to show off extravagant fashion centered on an annual theme. Rihanna, who also stars in the film, is regularly one of the Gala’s most highly anticipated guests, and co-chaired the event the same year the film was released. By choosing this location for their heist, the movie places the women’s theft squarely within the realm of luxury and idolized aesthetics. While the men of the original Ocean s trilogy robbed casinos – high-stakes venues largely controlled by masculine power – these women rob an event whose most high-profile presence is the legacy editor of a women’s fashion magazine. The focus of their heist, the Cartier Toussaint necklace, is the embodiment of shiny, sparkly beauty, and at the end of the film, we find out it isn’t the only thing they took. Our grown-up Bling Ring also steals all the jewelry from the rest of the Institute’s displays, too.(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures /Courtesy Everett Collection)In keeping with the highly stylized venue of their heist, the women’s costumes are also extremely glamorous. The costuming serves a dual purpose: in the story, it allows them to blend in at the Met Gala; for the audience it gives us a visual thrill – and options for the Designer Thief we most identify with. The cast is packed with famous actresses spanning several generations, all of them with highly distinct visual personalities made clear through costume choices. The red ball gown Rihanna wears as the con reaches its peaks is a stunner that dazzles viewers and allows the character to fit in. Blanchett’s stylish three-piece suits give her an enviable swagger and clear authority that inform her place in the hierarchy of the group and give hints about her relationship to Bullock s Debbie. Helena Bonham Carter’s dizzy piles of clothing tell us instantly why her fashion company has fallen out of favor, and why she needs the money, but it also give us an “alternative girl” style icon to latch onto. For each character, her wardrobe is set dressing for the type of thief they become, the motivations for their theft and their participation in this world. For each audience member, it’s a chance to once again revel in luxury and style – and in this case we get eight distinct styles to choose from.We find another version of the Designer Thief in Paul Feig’s 2018 comedy-thriller, A Simple Favor. In the film, Emily Nelson (Blake Lively) is an inscrutable PR director for a fashion company, who stands out for her stylish and immaculately tailored suits (and skill with a cocktail shaker). In fact, the various suits Lively wears in the film (and on the film’s press tour) became an obsession for some fans, with Pinterest and Instagram posts and accounts devoted to her wardrobe. But those same designer suits are eventually revealed to be nothing more than a series of individual pieces superficially put together to resemble a tailored pantsuit. And like her seemingly perfect uniform, Emily is is ultimately revealed all style and little substance. (Photo by Lionsgate/courtesy Everett Collection)Emily disappears in the first act, presumed kidnapped or murdered. But Feig’s twisty plot eventually reveals she is the film’s villain, having murdered her drug-addicted twin sister before going into hiding in order to collect on her own life insurance. We learn also that her husband is a failed novelist whom she married in the hopes of sharing in his success, and her gorgeous house is a relic to all the money they have squandered in their marriage. The many damaged people she has left in her wake all have stories of the way she took advantage of and leached off them, only moving on when they had nothing left to give. And yet despite being the explicit villain of the story, it is Emily who has become the cult favorite of Feig’s movie. Her manipulation and murder are the selling point of the film’s appeal rather than a reason to reject the character, because she does it all with flair and finesse – and while looking great. Lively imbues the character with a forceful confidence that – contrasted with Anna Kendrick’s Stephanie s suffocating timidity – allows viewers to find a foothold into that ever elusive quality: “likability.” With her pushiness, style, and uncomfortable frankness, Emily leaves the film’s biggest impression, despite disappearing for much of its run time. In the end, despite her significant flaws, Emily is the character the audience most wants to be.(Photo by Lionsgate/courtesy Everett Collection)There will likely always be a market in film for women like the Designer Thief. The archetype allows us to hold multiple ideas at once without having to examine the ways they conflict with each other or call each other into question. Historically in film, men steal for power and wealth (Fast Five, The Italian Job, Bandits), but women steal for the promise of comfort and stability. The Designer Thief is a product of our contrasting ideas about what we want women to be and do and how we’d like to see them when we know we’ll remain safe from the effects of their choices. When it comes down to it, the Designer Thief allows us to live vicariously through her by seeing women embrace the opulence and wealth they didn’t earn. Isn’t it fun to imagine a life of luxury without the possibility of a life sentence?Liked this piece? 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Ryan Fujitani for Rotten Tomatoes: I know the initial spark for The Truth came from Juliette Binoche, but what ultimately inspired you to make your first film outside of Japan?Hirokazu Koreeda: Well, in terms of your question about what finally persuaded me to make a film outside Japan and in France, I was able to meet with the French director François Ozon several times in Japan, and he was very positive and supportive and said that, There are a lot of people who like your films in France. I m sure if you make a film in France, it will be successful. I think his words really stayed with me and really helped to persuade me. Right before filming, I met with him to tell him that I was working with [Catherine] Deneuve, and he said, Everyone says that she s so difficult, but honestly, she s the kind of actress who really wants to serve the entire film. So you ll be fine. It was very persuasive and reassuring to have him talk to me that way.RT: On that note, it seems clear how Juliette Binoche became involved with the project, being that she met with you early on, and I read that you were eager to meet with Ethan Hawke for his part right after you won the Palme d Or last year for Shoplifters. But what was the process like for casting Catherine Deneuve?Koreeda: Let s see, I had the idea suddenly in 2015 on my way back from France to Japan on an Air France flight. I had written a Japanese play for an aging Japanese actress, and it suddenly occurred to me to completely rewrite it and set it in France. And I thought, Well, if Deneuve is the aging actress, Binoche is her daughter and Ethan Hawke is Binoche s husband. That s how I start my diary entry for that day. It happened in a flash on an Air France flight.And then I had, I would say, about a total of six hours of lengthy interviews with Deneuve, and then I processed all of that, what I got from her, into strengthening and developing her character in the script. But about half of those six hours was her talking about restaurants and movies.The Truth is in select theaters and available on VOD on July 3, 2020.Thumbnail image: Everett Collection, Focus Features, Cinema Service
Debut writer-director Channing Godfrey Peoples Miss Juneteenth was one of the surprise hits of this year s Sundance Film Festival, where critics singled it out for the charming ways in which Peoples unfurled its touching story. The movie tells the tale of Turquoise Jones (Nicole Behari), a single mom and former beauty queen who s preparing her daughter, Kai (Alexis Chikaeze), for the Miss Juneteenth pageant, which she herself won years ago. Ahead of the movie s release on June 19, Peoples spoke with Rotten Tomatoes about what Juneteenth means to her, the challenges of making her debut feature, and why she felt the need to tell Turquoise and Kai s stories.
Are the Performances in Cursed Magical? Langford is an excellent choice for Nimue. She is strong and resilient yet somewhat trusting and naïve. — Allison Rose, FlickDirectTerell is brilliant as Arthur. A Black Arthur does feel radical, but he is a co-lead and sidekick to Langford s Nimue. Cursed is still a lot of fun, but don t expect anything too revolutionary from this safely subversive new Netflix show. — Rosie Knight, NerdistAlmost no one can act and those who can are taking it easy. — Lucy Mangan, GuardianIs Cursed’s Fantasy Believable?(Photo by Courtesy of Netflix © 2020)Cursed’s Fey, made up of snake-skinned, tusked and other hybrid humanoids, all with their own cultures, efficiently establishes them as a living, breathing species independent of their human relatives. — Hannah Collins, CBRIs Cursed Cheaply Made or Flashy and Stylish? (Photo by Netflix © 2020)Cursed does a fine job of stylizing its visuals, as well as building a complex story base (even if the latter feels too bulky at times). — Kimberly Ricci, UproxxCursed may not be the most serious or profound program that TV has to offer, but you won t find many shows more solidly built or satisfying. — Judy Berman, TIME MagazineWith twists and turns you might not see coming, no matter how well you know Arthurian Legend, Cursed delivers a fun and wild ride. It also has serious Game Of Thrones vibes. — Tessa Smith, Mama s GeekyFinal Thoughts? (Photo by Courtesy of Netflix © 2020)Featuring a lot of promise but failing in the execution tonally, Cursed is unfortunately a bit of a missed opportunity to breathe new life into the Arthurian legend. — Nicola Austin, We Have a HulkCursed makes complete its clumsy tightrope walk, but will need to build stronger support for any feminist goals it has for future seasons. — B.L. Panther, The SpoolCursed will do — it’s nowhere near perfect but its attempt to take on an alternative tale with a female, strong lead, makes the whole viewing worthwhile. — Daniel Hart, Ready Steady CutBloated yet entertaining, Cursed carves out a uniquely weird kitsch-fantasy niche for itself, even if it doesn t always quite know what it wants to be. — Shaun Munro, Flickering MythI never was able to fully give myself over to Cursed, but I never really got bored and I think there s a better show laying in wait for a second season. More Pym, please! — Dan Fienberg, Hollywood ReporterThe highs of the series far outweigh the lows, and Cursed manages to tell an exciting and surprisingly timely tale with Nimue and the rest of the Arthurian roster. It is sure to fill the void in the hearts of fantasy fans everywhere. — Charlie Ridgely, ComicBook.com
Join us weekly as Rotten Tomatoes reports on what s opening, expanding, and coming to the specialty box office. From promising releases from new voices to experimental efforts from storied filmmakers – or perhaps the next indie darling to go the distance for end-of-year accolades – we will break it all down for you here each week in Fresh Indie Finds. This week at the specialty box office, we have an atmospheric cabin-in-the-woods-styled horror film starring Riley Keough, a tension-filled horror film about a father-son reunion starring Elijah Wood, and the winner of the top prize for an LGBTQ film at the Cannes Film Festival. In our spotlight section, we highlight the latest genre brilliance from Nicholas Cage, and in our indie trailer section, we have new clips from Daniel Radcliffe and Haley Bennett.Opening This Weekend
BREAKING NEWS! Straight from the set of Series 12! Guess who’s back 🎬🎥😱 #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/s7D1MSDDwX Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) May 21, 2019The official Doctor Who Twitter account released the very first photo from the sci-fi series’ upcoming twelfth season, starring Jodie Whittaker as the titular time-traveling alien. The image reveals that the Time Lord will face-off with a Judoon, one of the rhinoceros-looking space police first seen by David Tennant’s Ninth Doctor.“The Judoon are storming back into Doctor Who in full force, and the streets of Gloucester aren’t safe. If anyone has anything to hide, confess now,” showrunner Chris Chibnall said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “The Judoon are taking no prisoners, and will stop at nothing to fulfil their mission! The whole team on Doctor Who are delighted and scared in equal measure to welcome them back: one of many treats we’ve got in store for viewers next series. And we’re over the moon (with Judoon), to be welcoming the wondrous Neil Stuke as guest star. We can’t wait to show you what happens when his path crosses with the Thirteenth Doctor.”All Rise for Judge Chrissy Teigen(Photo by Jason Mendez/Everett Collection)Social media superstar, supermodel, and TV host Chrissy Teigen is taking on a new role: judge. In her new series, Chrissy’s Court, she’ll preside over one small claims case per short-form episode on Quibi, the short-form streaming platform from DreamWorks Animation co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg. That’s not all — Teigen’s mom, Pepper Thai, will serve as the bailiff in each case, which will feature real people and real disputes.“When Cellino Barnes broke up, I was devastated. I knew I had to take matters into my own hands. Here’s one jury duty you won’t want to miss,” Teigen said in a statement announcing the news. The series’ premiere date is still TBD.The L Word Sequel Gets a NameThe upcoming sequel series to Showtime’s drama The L Word has an official title: it’ll be called The L Word: Generation Q. Original series stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey are all returning, as is original creator Ilene Chaiken, who will be an executive producer. The new showrunner is Marja-Lewis Ryan (Netflix’s 6 Balloons), and the series will begin production in Los Angeles this summer.“Beals, Moennig and Hailey will resume their original roles alongside a new generation of diverse, self-possessed LGBTQIA characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in L.A.,” according to the new series’ official description. The L Word: Generation Q will premiere on Showtime in Fall 2019, more than 10 years after the original series last aired.Casting News: Joshua Jackson Stages Cruel Intentions Reunion on Hulu(Photo by Paul Sarkis/Showtime)Joshua Jackson is reuniting with his Cruel Intentions costar Reese Witherspoon in Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere, the eight-episode limited series based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller. Jackson (pictured, center) will play Bill Richardson, a well-to-do attorney who hails from modest means who is the “perfectly suited counterweight to his energetic and strong-willed wife, Elena,” played by Witherspoon. “When Bill agrees to represent their friends in a fiery custody battle, the couple begin to fight about more than just their challenging youngest daughter, Izzy.”Witherspoon is executive producing the series alongside costar Kerry Washington and showrunner Liz Tigelaar. Rosemarie DeWitt, Jade Pettyjohn, Jordan Elsass, Gavin Lewis, Megan Stott, and Lexi Underwood also star.In more casting news, Holly Hunter has signed on to play a media conglomerate CEO in the upcoming second season of HBO’s Succession.Anna Kendrick has signed on for a new anthology series called Love Life set to debut on the upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service. The first season of the 10-episode half-hour series, executive produced by Kendrick and her A Simple Favor director Paul Feig, will star Kendrick as a woman looking for love. Each season of the rom-com, which was created by Sam Boyd, will follow a different protagonist’s quest for love, according to Variety.Finally, NCIS star Cote de Pablo — whose exit in the series’ 11th season has been lamented by fans for years — returned to the series in a surprise season 16 finale cameo. Following the episode, creators Frank Cardea and Steven D. Binder said in a statement to TVLine that their leading lady will return in the upcoming 17th season premiere.“This surprise moment is just the beginning,” Cardea and Binder said in the statement. “We are thrilled to share that Cote de Pablo will guest star in the NCIS Season 17 premiere this fall, as Ziva’s warning to Gibbs unfolds.”Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
(Photo by New Line Cinema)During the casting for A Nightmare on Elm Street, director Wes Craven thought he needed a “big man.” After all, it was going to be a horror movie about an evil, dream-haunting psychopath who slaughters kids with a glove fitted with knives. In his mind, Craven was following the precedent set by Tobe Hooper in 1974 and John Carpenter in 1978 – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween both featured hulking, unstoppable man-monsters. Craven even interviewed Kane Hodder – the man who would wear the hockey mask once Jason Voorhees took center stage in the Friday the 13th series – for the part.But a skinny, young actor named Robert Englund thought that most child abusers were weasels and creeps, not hulks. So he offered a different take on the lecherous Freddy Krueger, and not only would Nightmare take off because of it, but horror movies themselves would be changed forever.Released 35 years ago this week, A Nightmare on Elm Street took the concept of the bad guy as the marquee character – the one people not only came to see, but to actively cheer on – to whole new levels. The faceless, voiceless, mask-obscured killing machines that preceded Nightmare had to make way for a mugging, self-referential, hammy villain-hero.The Diva Who Shunned the MaskIn the end credits of Halloween, the character of Michael Myers isn’t even listed by name. He’s called “The Shape.” This is significant because Michael isn’t meant to be anyone. The whole point is that he just is, a silent menace in the periphery as the movie focuses on the guilt-ridden Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) and high school good girl Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). With his slow movement, white, expressionless face, and complete silence, Michael is a terrifying blank slate.A few years later, Friday the 13th would completely obscure its main villain until the very end – revealing at last that the murders were committed by a revenge-obsessed woman scarred by the apparent death of her son, Jason, many years before. When Jason himself took the spotlight in the next few installments, he, too, was a silent, expressionless entity who at first wears a nondescript bag over his head before he even gets his signature goalie mask (in Part III).And yet, by 1986’s Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives, we saw the movie literally opening with a tongue-in-cheek James Bond parody:What happened? Freddy happened.A Nightmare on Elm Street had the same bland, suburban setting as Halloween and a similar gang of horny teens as the Friday films, but there was a key difference. Freddy wasn t just scary, he was darkly witty. He was creative. He was, well, a thousand times more interesting than anyone he killed.Sure, people went to horror movies for the killer or the monster – this had been true since the 1950s. You went to see The Blob because you wanted to see the blob. But this was different. Audiences liked Freddy. He was the star, not just the threat, and things only got hammier as the franchise went along. It was because, rather than going with yet another “big man” monster, Craven and Englund delivered a performance. Freddy was a theatrical diva.Would any other slasher work so well in a Fresh Prince video?The other competitors had no choice but to follow suit. Although somewhat hamstrung by their lack of personality, Jason and Michael still went through increasingly bizarre and laughable incarnations in an effort to keep up with Freddy. This is why we eventually got cyborg space-Jason and Busta Rhymes electrocuting Michael Myers in the crotch after he shouts, “Trick or treat, motherf er!”Post-Nightmare, movie slashers had to be more than just killers. They needed to be in the spotlight, not the shadows. One-liners, theatricality, and insane death scenarios all became requirements. We’d never have IT’s Pennywise or Scream’s Ghostface without Freddy.So to celebrate the mugging, one-liner-spewing dream-weaver on his 35th anniversary, let’s run down his greatest hits.The Five Best Freddy Kills1) A Nightmare on Elm Street: “Watch this.”Freddy’s first outing really sets the tone, and this scene has it all. Rather than simply stalking and killing Tina (Amanda Wyss), he toys with her, throwing out one-liners and a few party tricks as he leads her to an overly elaborate demise. Freddy is playing to the crowd.2) Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master: “Wanna suck face?”Freddy kills an asthmatic girl by dropping this one-liner before literally sucking the air out of her lungs and leaving her a deflated corpse.3) Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare: “Let’s trip out.”Freddy s satirical take on the “This is your brain…” PSAs from the 80s and 90s – complete with a cameo from former Freddy victim Johnny Depp – and an extended Super Mario Bros.-inspired kill is all the proof you need that he was a frustrated comedian.4) A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child: “Bon Appétit!”Dressing up as a chef and strapping a girl with an eating disorder into a high chair for the sole purpose of force-feeding her to death in front of her overbearing mother? Can you imagine Leatherface putting in this kind of multi-layered effort?5) A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors: “Welcome to prime time, b h!”A scene that begins with former talk show host Dick Cavett turning into Freddy before killing Zsa Zsa Gabor can’t possibly get any more insane, can it? Oh, yes. Freddy literally pops out of the TV and pulls Jennifer (Penelope Sudrow) face-first into the set with his mechanical TV arms. With an applause-baiting one-liner, of course.A Nightmare on Elm Street went into wide release on November 16, 1984. 无论对于新老玩家而言，现在都是入坑《三国杀》手游的不错时期。极易上手的玩法、溢出屏幕的福利，能让你获得更快的成长速度。也是春节和朋友开黑的不错之选。
The latest TV news coming out of the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Los Angeles, where networks present their new shows to reporters, is just one degree away from Kevin Bacon. Read on below.Star Trek TV Universe Honcho Alex Kurtzman on Picard, Section 31, and Animated Series in Development(Photo by Francis Specker/CBS)Star Trek TV universe series in development — including Patrick Stewart s Jean-Luc Picard series, the Michelle Yeoh–starring Section 31 series, and animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks — will be connected (sort of), executive producer Alex Kurtzman (pictured, above left) told reporters after his TCA appearance in a panel for Star Trek: Discovery on Wednesday afternoon. Kurtzman appeared on the panel with Discovery executive producer Heather Kadin (pictured, right), star Sonequa Martin-Green, and season 2 newcomers Anson Mount and Ethan Peck, the series Christopher Pike and Spock, respectively. [The various series will] be connected, I would say, mostly peripherally, Kurtzman told Rotten Tomatoes and a number of other outlets. It s incredibly important to all of us that each show is a unique prospect; that it doesn t feel like you re getting the same thing from each show. Each show has to have its own identity. That means it s about certain things, the tone has to be unique and yet still be Star Trek, it has to visually look different from the other shows that we re planning on making. And we ve worked very closely with All Access to set out a plan so that you aren t feeling overwhelmed by 20,000 of them at once. It may sound like you re getting all of them at once because there s a lot in development right now, but you have to keep in mind it takes two years to build each one, he continued. So, we have to look at the calendar in advance and say, All right, knowing that it takes eight months just to do visual effects for one episode alone, how much time are we gonna need to get it on the air in time? So, hopefully, one episode, one series ends, you take a breath, another one starts, that runs its course for a season, you take a breath, another one, and then you re getting a nice flow. (Photo by Francis Specker/CBS)Kurtzman revealed that Yeoh pushed for the Section 31 series. In season 1, Michelle came to me and said, Let s do a spin off on this character,' he said. I took a minute because it was clearly such a brilliant idea, except the series hadn t aired yet. No one had seen even season 1 of Discovery. Nobody really knew what it was gonna be, and we didn t know if it was gonna be successful or not. So the minute it became successful, we started that conversation again. We re sort of breaking story now, he continued. Our hope is that we will have a script in the next couple months, and then as soon as Discovery season 3 is good, we re rolling right into that show. That s my prediction. Short Treks short-form videos will not exclusively be tied to Discovery, he said. I d love to expand beyond. Discovery was, like, really a test, he said. We wanted to see if they worked, and they ended up working really well. So, the idea that we can apply those to all of our shows — maybe we ll do one before Picard, maybe we ll do one before Section 31, maybe we ll do one before the animated — just so that we can start getting audiences talking and thinking about what we re doing, the setting and history. CBS All Access announced a two-season order of half-hour animated adult comedy Star Trek: Lower Decks, focusing on support crew on lesser Starfleet ships, in October. Animation it takes a year, Kurtzman said. But it s actually very much like what we re doing on those other shows with visual effects, because it takes a year from writing the script, doing the animation, getting it back, refining it. We don t ever want to rush anything out until it s perfectly ready. And the beautiful thing about streaming is we don t have to! We get to keep doing it until we all love it and then you get to watch and hopefully you love it to. The series is being developed by Rick and Morty head writer and executive producer Mike McMahan, and is the first original animated series on CBS All Access and the first project from CBS Television Studios just-launched animation division, CBS Eye Animation Productions.Click here to read more about what Kurtzman had to say about the Picard-focused Star Trek series.Reporting by Sophie-Marie PrimeBryan Cranston to Executive Produce and Star in Showtime Legal Drama(Photo by AMC)On Thursday, Showtime took the stage with news on its upcoming series, including an announcement that Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston would star in a 10-episode limited series. The legal drama Your Honor tells the story of a respected judge, played by Cranston, whose son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice) serves as showrunner and executive producer and will write multiple episodes, including the first episode. The series will go into production later this year in New Orleans.Penny Dreadful Next Chapter Art Released and More Showtime News(Photo by Showtime)On social media, the network dropped keyart for Penny Dreadful sequel series, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. The series, which will employ all new characters and storylines, according to a Showtime statement, begins production later this year with Paco Cabezas as director and original series creator, writer, and executive producer John Logan in those same roles. The next chapter opens in 1938 Los Angeles; a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension, according to the network s official description. When a grisly murder shocks the city, a detective is embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels explores an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of the period, creating new occult myths and moral dilemmas within a genuine historical backdrop. Showtime might be bringing two of its most popular series to a close — Homeland and The Affair are both working on their final seasons — but the network has plenty more in store for 2019. The network is reviving its popular The L Word for a sequel series, set to begin filming this year and hopefully airing in late 2019. The new series will be run by Marja Lewis-Ryan, with series creator Ilene Chaiken executive producing and original series stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey set to star. The network has also ordered a 10-episode limited series set in New Orleans; Your Honor will star Bryan Cranston as a respected judge whose son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices, and will begin production in the city later in 2019. The series will be run by The Night Of’s Peter Moffat, with The Good Wife’s Robert and Michelle King executive producing.How Thick Will City on a Hill’s Boston Accents Be?Showtime s newest drama, City on a Hill, stars Aldis Hodge as a district attorney and Kevin Bacon as an FBI agent who team up to tackle the corrupt criminal justice system in Boston in the early 90s. Boston accents are notoriously hard to nail, but star and Boston native Jonathan Tucker thinks his costars are nailing it — and they can t please everyone. Everybody’s accent has been terrific. I’m interested in pushing it as hard on the rail as possible just because it’s a fun exercise for me, he told reporters. And I’m sure I’ll say something that somebody in my own neighborhood’s going to say, That’s not [right]. What’s he talking about? Where’s he from? I’m like, Well, you know, I’m from your neighborhood.' Plus, he said, Kevin’s accent’s great. It s a really good accent. Desus and Mero: Hennessy AmbassadorsThe hosts of Showtime s new late-night talk show, Desus Mero, pride themselves on the fact that their interviews are unlike most celebrity interviews. For starters, they give their guests Hennessy. We did give Jason Sudeikis Hennessy for the first time ever, The Kid Mero revealed. Added Desus Nice, He’s never been the same. The duo also like to make sure their guests aren t only visiting their show to promote projects. No one wants to see that, because that turns the show into an advertisement, Nice said. We want an earnest, heartfelt interview and, it’s just like, Yes. You are in this project, whatever. Talk about the project, but also talk about your life around the project. Don’t just come, like, ‘Yo, my movie opens Friday, blah, blah, blah. Like, for example, we had Michael B. Jordan on talking about Black Panther, and he had done 50,000 interviews talking about Black Panther, doing Wakanda Forever or whatever. Our interview with him was completely different, because we were talking about, What was the press room like? What do you like being living on set? We try to ask questions that allow them to promote their picture, but at the same time show the humanity behind the person. Your New Nature Documentary Obsession(Photo by BBC America)Sir David Attenborough is back with another nature documentary. One Planet: Seven Worlds (the current working title) will consist of seven one-hour episodes exploring how each distinct continent has shaped the unique animal life found there, according to a BBC America press release announcing the news. The series is from BBC Studios Natural History Unit. Sir David Attenborough never rests! AMC Entertainment Networks president Sarah Barnett said in a statement. With this groundbreaking series, we will once again be able to experience life on this One Planet of ours through a lens of transporting wonder. It continues to be a great honor to have narration by this legendary storyteller, whose voice is synonymous with BBC natural history programming on BBC America and all over the world. Anna Paquin s True Inspiration for Flack(Photo by Pop)The upcoming Anna Paquin–led dramedy from Pop, Flack, promises to pack an edgy punch — and, according to executive producer and Paquin s real-life husband Stephen Moyer, “endless” cameos.Flack parodies an international publicity firm with Paquin executive producing and starring as Robyn, a PR rep about to topple from the top of her game. During the series Wednesday TCA panel, the actress swore that the series is “absolutely not” based on any of her publicists and said the stories have a “ripped from the headlines feel,” several involving the familiar apocalyptic social media aftermath, too.Creator Oliver Lansley, however, teased that “any story in this show comes from a true story that I’ve heard, pretty much.” Lansley described the characters as “an amalgamation of a lot of people, not all of them publicists” at Wednesday’s TCA panel.“It’s very hard to undo something once it’s out of the box,” Lansley said of the internet’s impact on public relations.