Best-Reviewed Movies 2020: AustraliaThe Invisible Man may not seem like an Aussie film at first glance – it takes place in the U.S., is headlined by Americans Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, and Storm Reid, and was produced by Jason Blum. But look a bit closer and you’ll see the movie is a decidedly Down Under production: Written and directed by Aussie Leigh Whannell, co-produced by Australian company Goalpoast Pictures, shot in and around Sydney, co-starring Aussie thesps like Harriet Dyer (that knife scene!), and crafted by a largely Aussie crew. It tops a list of five films that speak to the absolutely stellar year for Australian cinema (one that will continue with the release of the acclaimed The Dry, starring Eric Bana, this year). Of particular note are two incredible debuts from women filmmakers: Shannon Murphy’s moving coming-of-age story Babyteeth and Natalie Erika James’ poignant and terrifying look at dementia, the horror film Relic.The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of February 28, 2021. Scores might change over time.« Previous Category Next Category » 《龙城决(送GM特权)》是一款真正的复古传奇手游。沿用端游《传奇》的登陆页面、单职业形象、最大程度重现经典，主要玩法以“升级、爆装、攻沙”为核心，实现了“不卖装备、不卖元宝、自由交易、一键回收”真实传奇精彩玩法，喜欢复古传奇风的兄弟绝对不容错过!
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.亚博登录平台登录Long before Zack Snyder’s big-screen stab at Watchmen, prevailing wisdom was that writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons’ epic, genre-defining graphic novel was impossible to adapt for the screen. The 2009 feature film treatment did little to counter the argument — the movie has a 64% score on the Tomatometer. Damon Lindelof’s upcoming HBO effort might have better luck. The new series is not an exact adaptation, but a sequel in series format, and it is still under particular scrutiny going into its October 20 premiere.Fortunately, the creator has a secret weapon up his sleeve: namely, a pair of Oscar-winning leads in Regina King and Jeremy Irons.Set 30 years and change after the events of the original source material (which Lindelof considers canon and does not stray from), this Watchmen follows — among other things — the rise of a white supremacist terrorist group called the Seventh Cavalry and the masked police force in Tulsa, Oklahoma, tasked with finding them out and taking them down. King stars as detective Angela Abar (aka Sister Knight), while Irons’ character, on the other hand, has been sealed tight in secrecy. Many theories and leaks suggest that he’s playing an aged Ozymandias from the original novels, but how he fits into the plots of Sister Knight and the Seventh Calvary remains unclear. One thing is certain: Both roles give the inimitable acting talents a lot to play with.(Photo by Colin Hutton/HBO)The two joined Lindelof, series director Nicole Kassell, and castmates including Jean Smart, Hong Chau, and Tim Blake Nelson on stage at New York Comic Con on October 4, where they teased what’s to come in the much-anticipated, 10-episode first season, and King and Irons shared exactly how the creator of Lost and The Leftovers courted them for his latest buzzy project.“Damon took me to lunch,” Irons said in his iconic drawl, admitting that he didn’t fully understand what he was getting himself into. “[He] talked for an hour and a half, very quickly, with enormous enthusiasm, showing me that he had an imagination of an enormous wit. And I ate, and I understood about, I don’t know, 10 percent of what he was saying…. So I ate well, and at the end, I thanked him for his time and I left.”While the content of the graphic novel and the world that Lindelof was creating here was lost on Irons (“He was talking about this graphic novel/comic book world of which I knew nothing because I live in England and I’m over 45. Somehow that whole world had passed me by!”), the actor was left “fascinated” by the man pitching him from across the table.“He gave me bits of the script, which I had read, and it amused me hugely,” Irons continued, “but mainly all I thought was: That man who I just had lunch with has such energy and enthusiasm, I don’t know what he’s going to do, and I don’t know what he’s going to make, but if he thinks that I can be of some help in this story, then I’m on board.”King, an Emmy nominee for her work with Lindelof on season 2 of The Leftovers, was similarly wooed, but not until he broke one of his own filmmaking rules to hire her. Prior to King, the creator had adamantly never worked with actors on more than one project. “It was a dumb rule!” he exclaimed to the NYCC audience.“I’m glad I didn’t know about rule, because I would’ve thought that it was a joke,” King chimed in before recounting how she received a letter and script from Lindelof to her personal address. “It came directly to my house and it had the loveliest letter that said this is his next project, it’s dear to him, and he couldn’t see anyone else to be on this train with.”Talk about an opening line — King admitted that from that moment, she didn’t “even really care what I’m about to read, I’m in it!” But what really sold her was Lindelof’s inclusion of a sealed envelope midway through the script that instructed: “Regina: Don’t open this until you get to this page. Don’t cheat!” So upon getting to the envelope in the script (it was tucked between the first pages of Sister Knight’s introduction), she opened it. “I opened it up and it was an artist’s rendering of my face as Sister Knight,” King said to a round of applause from her audience.“It would’ve been very awkward if you had said no,” Lindelof said. “Very, very awkward.”King s first thoughts on reading the script? She related: “I had never read anything like this. I had never seen this world, I had never seen this woman before. So complex How could I not say yes? Just tell me where I have to show up.”Watchmen premieres Sunday, October 20 at 9 p.m. on HBO.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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The 2019 Cannes Film Festival is underway, with Jim Jarmusch’s zombie flick The Dead Don’t Die leading the way as the opener. With a cast including Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Tom Waits, and Iggy Pop (!), the zombie comedy sounds right up Jarmusch fans’ alley. Initial reviews out of Cannes are leaning mixed-positive, but there are some hesitations – like brains and, well, Jim Jarmusch, it may not be to everyone s tastes. The movie is currently on 55% on the Tomatometer with 38 reviews (as of March 15, 10pm ET).Here’s what critics are saying about The Dead Don’t Die:Where does this fit within Jarmusch’s oeuvre?“The Dead Don’t Die is purebred Jarmusch, and much lighter on its feet than his last horror-themed project.” Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
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Space Force marks the highly-anticipated reunion of The Office alums Greg Daniels and Steve Carell. Carell, who co-created the series with Daniels, plays four-star General Mark R. Naird, who leads the newly-minted sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Services a concept directly inspired by Donald Trump s very-real announcement to have American boots back on the moon by 2024. John Malkovich s Dr. Adrian Mallory is Naird s unlikely partner, offering unwelcome scientific insight during every step of the mission. According to the first reviews of the series, the timely comedy struggles to connect with audiences and many of the jokes fall flat, but the show s two leads deliver the goods in bringing their characters to life.Here’s what critics are saying about Season 1 of Space Force:Steve Carell and John Malkovich have strong comedic chemistryBut where the show really strikes a chord is in the more heartfelt, charming moments – particularly between Carrell’s regimented veteran Naird and Malkovich’s stubborn head scientist Dr. Adrian Mallory. —Nicola Austin, We Have a HulkCarell remains likable and charismatic, even if his gravelly voice as Mark sounds a bit forced, and he and Malkovich (underrated for his comedic abilities) have entertaining chemistry. — Josh Bell, CBRAnd the show comes to life most when we get to watch Carell and Malkovich go head-to-head as military determination clashes with scientific limitations. — Nola Ojomu, MetroTogether, Carell and Malkovich forge a charismatic pair that could carry even more episodes than they already do, while Malkovich’s Dr. Mallory could certainly stand for more development on his own. — Ben Travers, IndieWireCarell and Malkovich make a great comedic duo! — Grace Randolph, Beyond the Trailer(Photo by Aaron Epstein/Netflix)Carell does his best to distance himself from Michael ScottCarell is good playing Naird as a straight-laced military man, who rigidly adheres to his principles even when they make him utterly depressed. After a long day on the job, he s a good dad, who makes time to help his daughter with her math homework.— Jonathan W. Hickman, The Newnan Times-HeraldMark Naird isn’t exactly Michael Scott 2.0. He has a wife, Maggie (Lisa Kudrow in a part-time role), a teenage daughter, Erin (Diana Silvers), and is more aggressive and confident than Michael ever was. He’s a plausibly orthodox military man; when Maggie complains that he’s too rigid in his thinking, he insists, “I can be flexible if I’m ordered to be.” But the way Naird stalks through most of the episodes as a defiantly ignorant, periodically bigoted a hole feels unfortunately very reminiscent of that first Office season when Michael was unbearable. — Alan Sepinwall, Rolling StoneCarrell plays General Mark R. Naird like a puffed-up, military-issue Michael Scott complete with earnest love for his workmates and an inability to recognise the error of his ways until it s too late. —Brian Lloyd, entertainment.ieUnfortunately, the jokes fail to connect But it might be easier to listen to than most of the jokes. Space Force is inexplicably unfunny, a black hole for laughter, with stretches of bombs lasting minutes, not just because the gags rarely work, but because there aren t that many jokes in the first place. It feels like the first draft of a comedy before the jokes were put in. — Tim Surette, TV GuideThe jokes themselves are also scarce, and when they do show up, they can be painfully all over the place. — Sean Price, The SpoolDaniels and Carell have failed to give their series any discernible point of view, delivering instead an innocuous and startlingly unfunny sitcom about military bureaucracy. — Kristen Baldwin, EWPut a different way, for Space Force to work, Carell and Daniels — as capable a pair of satirists as we have (see The Office) — would need to come with their humorous focus and targets incredibly well honed. Through the first season, despite fitful highlights, that just isn t there. — Daniel Fienberg, THRHere’s a comedy for people either desperate for new Office content, or who still find “covfefe” funny. —Blake Goble, Consequence of Sound(Photo by Aaron Epstein/Netflix)Political satire or surreal comedy — the show struggles to find its toneAt certain points it feels like biting satire, others complete farce. Sometimes the show is super silly and surreal, and other times it feels like a straight comedy. That inconsistent tone makes it so that you never know what you’re watching or what you’ll get from scene to scene, episode to episode. — Michael Walsh, NerdistThe series, of course, isn’t going to come without having some contemporary references. On the political side, there are clear-as-day references to Senator Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Ortez. Though for whatever reason, the Schumer-esque character is a congressman rather than a senator. Instead of AOC, we have AYC (Ginger Gonzaga) aka Angry Young Congresswoman.— Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the MoviesAdmittedly, the parodies are a little too on-the-nose at times, removing the suspension of reality some might expect while they put on a movie or TV series. Even then, that s something that speaks volumes to the world we live in, rather than to the quality of the programming itself. — Adam Barnhardt, Comic BookIts pieces of political satire are both too literal (as when a young liberal congresswoman named “Anabela Ysidro-Campos,” played by Ginger Gonzaga, gives Space Force’s hell in a hearing that evokes an SNL cold open) and too dated (Mark’s annoying communications manager, played by Ben Schwartz, is “Tony Scarapiducci,” or more colloquially, “F Tony” as in “F Jerry,” I guess?). — Caroline Framke, VarietyThe ensemble cast is spectacularAnd their team is ensemble gold: Don Lake as Naird s overly eager-to-please assistant, Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley) as Mallory s unflappable No. 2 and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as the smarmiest of media managers. [ ] Maybe the best reason to enlist in Space Force: the posthumous performance of Fred Willard in one of his last TV roles as Naird s lovingly befuddled dad, a grace note for an earnestly amusing show that isn t afraid to wear its heart on its star-spangled sleeve. — Matt Roush, TV InsiderBen Schwartz , whom many will remember for his cheeky Jean-Ralphio in Parks and Recreation, is still a comic relief at all times. — Mikel Zorrilla, EspinofOh, and every single time the Armed Forces 4-Star Generals meet, you are sure to be giggling in your seat. It is comprised of greats like Jane Lynch and Patrick Warburton and the dry humor is basically a masterpiece. Trust me. Whenever they showed the room, I knew it was about to be a hilarious scene.I have to mention others like Tawny Newsome, Fred Willard (RIP), and Jimmy O. Yang. Each of them bring their own elements to the show. You know you have a good show on your hands when the supporting characters make you laugh just as hard as the main characters. In fact, Steve Carell almost plays the straight man in this one — almost. — Tessa Smith, Mama s GeekySpace Force hol
The sight of full-sized adult man Fred Savage tucked into bed, being read a children s story by the world s filthiest superhero not enough reason to watch Once Upon A Deadpool? Then how about the fact your ticket of this PG-13 redo of Deadpool 2 will help in the fight against cancer? Yep, of every ticket purchase will go to Fudge Cancer, the non-profit and charity that promotes prevention and early detection of cancer, and creating support networks for those diagnosed. They ll even take Canadian money! That s how vital this fight is. Learn more, or even donate directly, at Fudge Cancer s site.So even if you ve got a heart as warped as Wade s face, Once Upon A Deadpool is giving you a minimal-effort way to show the world you care! And in this topsy-turvy mixed-up world, isn t pretending to care just as good as actually caring? The answer is no. But give anyways!
(Photo by Netflix)In their initial meetings, the executive talked about the sensation of jeopardy the old cartoon conveyed to younger viewers despite being outwardly silly. To his mind at the time, it was possible for Skeletor to win. Only with as he grew older did he come to understand why that would never be the case on the Filmation show. Nevertheless, the experience of that potential jeopardy stayed in his mind.“The dude kind of charged us with recreating a memory, if you will, of [that] feeling,” Smith said. And as viewers will see, jeopardy is definitely part of Masters of the Universe: Revelation. There are big shake-ups and, indeed, revelations that will surprise fans of the old show: from the selection of featured characters to the way it incorporates ideas from other MOTU projects.(Photo by Netflix)Another of the program’s interesting twists is its focus on Teela (Sarah Michelle Gelllar), a member of He-Man’s inner circle despite being denied key secrets about the world around her. When she learns about one of them at the beginning of Revelation, it sets her on a new path. According to Smith, giving her a bigger role in the series was part of a desire on both Biaselli’s and Mattel’s part to give the other characters more of their own individual stories. Or, as Smith phrased their request: “Look, we love that He-Man sells, but we got a bunch of f ing toys. So use all the characters.” As it happens, a lot of Teela’s story was already suggested by ideas in the toys and the 1980s series. But the format of both meant she could never find resolution – something which is possible in Revelation.“We started diving into the Teela of it all, man, and then realizing like, ‘oh, s , this is a story of betrayal,’” Smith said.Fans of the Filmation cartoon may remember two secrets withheld from her by He-Man, Man-at-Arms, and the Sorceress. One is definitely more important to the events of Revelation’s first batch of episodes while the other is … not forgotten.“That created rich situations for drama,” Smith said. “To me, [He-Man and Masters of the Universe] has always been family melodrama. You go back and look at all the shows, and it s all about like, ‘We got a problem. We re going to get through it together’ and stuff like that. All the characters like and respect one another on each side and whatnot.”The old show was also famous for recapping its moral quandaries at the end of each episode. “So for us, the same thing is going in here,” Smith continued. “The idea is like all the relationships are the absolute same [from the old show]. They just have to deal with death and consequences for the first time.”(Photo by Netflix)That sense of consequences extends out to other relationships like Evil-Lyn’s (Lena Heady) and Beast Man’s (Kevin Michael Richardson) devotion to Skeletor. It also changes the way Teela regards her adoptive father Duncan — aka Man-at-Arms — especially after the events of the first episode, which really alter the Eternian battlefield after nearly 40 years.The overall effect is not a bleaker Master of the Universe, but a more serious version in which even joke characters like Orko (Griffin Newman) can carry dramatic content. As it turns out, giving the character a chance to shine was something Smith and the other writers seriously debated.“Some people swear by him, and other people [were like,] ‘He ruined the show for me. I hate the stupid magic jokes and [things] like that,’” Smith said of the writing room conversations.(Photo by Netflix)The floating and legless magician of questionable skill was a favorite of Filmation co-founder Lou Scheimer, who also voiced the character in the ’80s. He was popular enough to get a toy of his own in the classic MOTU line, but his presence made the old series feel more, well, childish. Watching episodes of the show now — or clips from He-Man She-Ra: A Christmas Special — will definitely illustrate why he can be a divisive character for anyone over the age of 9.But that debate led to a mission statement: “How do we make Orko tattoo-worthy?”“We knew that Orko was a kid’s way into the show, right? Every kid who watched the show, they re going to dream about being He-Man. They can aspire to that, but who do they identify with? The dude who is always shoved to the side and not as good as the adults and can t be counted on to do the right thing. And he s little as well, so that s their way in,” Smith explained. “In this iteration, it s telling the kids like, ‘From little acorns, great oaks grow.’ The smallest can, at the end of the day, become the biggest under the right circumstances. So we thought so much about Orko. We wanted to make him bulletproof, so much so, that if anyone was like, ‘Orko sucks,’ it s like, all right, we failed.”Smith also credited Newman, who actively lobbied for the role on Twitter, for bringing an extra level of pathos to the part: “That f ing speech … I’d give Griffin Newman a f ing Emmy right now for his performance, where he s just like, Take me on an adventure. I promise I won t mess up like the old days.’”
亚博登录平台登录 (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Netflix)Over the course of the past two weeks, a monumental change in the way Marvel Entertainment handles its creative endeavors took place. On the ground, it may appear like a humdrum shift of executives, but its effects will be far reaching. The change? Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, is now the chief creative officer at Marvel overall. This means he has the final say in all of their film, television, and publishing endeavors. At the moment, it appears the change will not drastically upset the day-to-day business of Marvel Comics, but the news almost immediately changed things at Marvel Television, the unit of Marvel Entertainment run by Jeph Loeb.Loeb has been the executive vice president of Marvel Television since 2010, making him the ultimate authority on programs like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and animated offerings like the current Spider-Man and the Marvel Rising series. He also shepherded Marvel efforts in the streaming sphere with the Netflix series like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage and Runaways on Hulu and served as an executive producer on FX s Legion.RELATED: Kevin Feige s Oral History of the Marvel Cinematic UniverseBut shortly after Feige was announced as the new CCO, word broke of Loeb’s planned departure from the company, a move that reportedly was in the works prior to Feige’s new appointment. The news follows a general trend established when Marvel Studios, not Marvel Television, announced it would make limited run series with its MCU Avengers for the Disney+ service.For fans of characters like the Scarlet Witch and Hawkeye, there is nothing but good news here. Fans of Marvel Television, however, have found their favorite shows disappearing in a snap. So let’s take a look at the potential ramifications of Loeb’s departure and what it means for Marvel Television.Marvel Television May Cease To Be a Distinct UnitAs we often like to mention when discussing Marvel, the names of their divisions matter in the scope of the Walt Disney Company overall. And in this case, the distinction is the primary issue. Marvel Studios is a division of the Walt Disney Studio while Marvel Television is a unit of Marvel Entertainment, which operates as a separate entity from the Studio in the Walt Disney family of companies. This was not always the case, though. In 2015, Feige initiated Marvel Studios transfer to the Walt Disney Studio, reportedly to escape the control of Marvel Chairman Isaac Perlmutter. His effort was successful, but it changed a key element of Marvel Television s strategy: the notion that Marvel’s TV shows would be connected to the films. After Marvel Studios left Marvel Entertainment, those connections generally amounted to namechecks in Marvel Television series with zero reciprocity on the studio side until James D Arcy’s cameo in Avengers: Endgame as Agent Carter’s Edwin Jarvis.But beyond this creative divide was the sense that the studio and Marvel Television were far more separate than anyone was really willing to admit. Although, this separation was made crystal clear last May when Loeb himself told Rotten Tomatoes and various other reporters that creative decisions for the sixth and seven seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had to be made without the knowledge of Endgame’s five-year jump in time. We had to go without knowing where they were going, he said. Otherwise, we d be living in a world that was brilliantly shown in Endgame. RELATED: Disney s Streaming Service: Disney+ s Price, New Shows, Launch Date, and MoreThis lack of communication will disappear with Feige now in charge of Marvel Television — although, it is currently unclear if Marvel Television will remain its own branded unit. Thanks to the Disney+ limited series, Marvel Studios built up its own television production unit which may make Marvel Television entirely redundant. Also, considering the unfortunate amount of cancellations in Marvel Television’s column over the last year — including Cloak Dagger, which Freeform finally canceled last Friday — the unit may just be dissolved entirely.Although, it is also possible Marvel Studios will use the name and some of the people in the unit. Presumably, its successful children’s animation initiatives will continue on with minimal changes, in much the same way Marvel Comics will continue with its current leadership. And though it means some good people will most likely lose their jobs, at least everything will finally be connected.The Disney+ Programs May Supplant The Existing Marvel Television Universe(Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)As we mentioned earlier, the evident disconnect between shows like Runaways and the feature films will disappear in this new era of Marvel content. Feige (pictured above with Marvel star Scarlett Johansson) himself said as much when he discussed the studio’s Disney+ plan at August s D23 Expo while announcing four new series set to join their calendar: Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, Hawkeye, and She-Hulk.These additional Disney+ announcements read like a list of dream projects lifted directly from Loeb’s desk. Moon Knight was often rumored to be part of a second wave of Netflix content from Marvel Television, while She-Hulk and the Kate Bishop version of Hawkeye both neatly fit the description of a female-led series the division was reportedly developing for ABC as a companion to S.H.I.E.L.D. Also, all of these characters feel a part of the unacknowledged Marvel Television universe. Well, that is to say Moon Knight would make a splash as the first truly costumed character in The Defender’s Manhattan while Ms. Marvel’s Kamala Khan and She-Hulk’s Jennifer Walters would fit right into the brighter, poppier Marvel world of S.H.I.E.L.D.RELATED: Your Full List of All Upcoming Marvel Movies — With Key Details!But considering these are all Marvel Studios production, we can’t help but think they will chart their own course and ignore events established on S.H.I.E.L.D. or Daredevil. And with Loeb gone, no one will feel particularly inclined to advocate for the established Marvel Television programs or their histories. Additionally, Marvel Studios will not be able to develop television projects based on any of the characters from the Netflix shows for another 18 months (at the earliest), suggesting they may start from scratch when Luke Cage and the Punisher become available to them. The Marvel TV universe, as we’ve known it since S.H.I.E.L.D.’s debut in 2013, may experience a very permanent blip of its own.Although, that Edwin Jarvis cameo in Endgame is one positive sign that all may not be lost. But even if, say, Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph play Cloak Dagger’s Tandy and Tyrone again in a Marvel Studios show, don’t expect them to reference the events of their recently canceled series.Helstrom and The Offenders Animated Programs May Not Go Forward(Photo by ABC)Even before word of Loeb’s departure broke, there was the sense Marvel Television was already winding down. During the summer, he happily proclaimed a new “Adventure Into Fear” initiative on Hulu. The plan featured new live-action series, anchored by a planned Ghost Rider program, which would delve into Marvel Comic’s horror titles in a mode incompatible with Disney+ family friendly edict. Gabriel Luna, who played the Robbie Reyes version of Ghost Rider on S.H.I.E.L.D., was set to reprise his role. Plans were also afoot for Helstrom, a series based on Marvel’s Damion Helstom – a.k.a. the Son of Satan.Additionally, Hulu and Marvel Television were in process of developing four animated series based on concepts as wild as Hit-Monkey (a literal monkey turned hit-man), and M.O.D.O.K. — the Mobile Organism Designed Only for Killing. Said to appeal to adult animation fans, the programs would culminate in a one-hour special cheekily called The Offenders.Then Hulu passed on Ghost Rider just as rumors surfaced indicating Marvel Studios had its own interest in the character.RELATED: All 23 Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies RankedAt the present, it appears the “Adventure Into Fear” initiative is dead, although Helstrom is going forward with a cast including Tom Austen, Sydney Lemmon, and Elizabeth Marvel. According to a Marvel press release, the series will debut on Hulu sometime in 2020. But without Loeb, it seems unlikely the Marvel Studios version of Marvel Television will continue the Adventure Into Fear when it has its own plans for horror with Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.Also, it is unclear if The Offenders programs will still go forward. Thanks to the long lead times needed for animation, it is possible at least one or two of the series will make to production and stream on Hulu. But it is also possible the whole thing will be scrapped.This Hulu uncertainty also extends to Runaways. Though a constant success for the streamer, it is unknown if the program will return after its third season launches on December 13.The Erasure of Marvel’s Inhumans(Photo by ABC/Marvel)But if there’s one (admittedly silly) good thing to come from Loeb’s departure, it is the potential elimination of Marvel’s Inhumans from the MCU. Once meant to be a feature film in Marvel Studio’s Phase 3, the project was allegedly part of Perlmutter’s hopes to downplay the importance of the X-Men by recasting the Inhuman concept as the MCU answer to mutants. But once Marvel Studios became a Disney Studios division, Inhumans kept getting pushed farther into the distance.Eventually, Marvel Television took it on and the results were — well, 11% on the Tomatometer really says it all. Despite good actors like Anson Mount, exquisite location shooting in Hawaii, and a willingness to put a giant teleporting bulldog on screen, the show was shockingly generic. Its plot ended with the Inhuman royal family and their subjects moving to Hawaii and preparing for an ancient, unseen enemy. Thanos may have been the implied threat, but it seems Feige was the foe they were really bracing for.RELATED: Marvel TV Ranked by TomatometerRumors indicate Marvel Studios is looking to recast the Inhuman royal family for the Ms. Marvel series. The character is an Inhuman and interacts with the Inhuman royal family on a number of occasions. She also ends up taking care of that teleporting bulldog for a time. If the rumors are true, it likely means this one series is definitely out of MCU continuity.And for all the good Loeb did at Marvel Television — we did get two seasons of Agent Carter, three seasons of Legion, seven of S.H.I.E.L.D., and shows dedicated to Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, after all — we won’t mind if this one element of his tenure slips quietly away into dust.(Photo by Netflix)Loeb s formal announcement is expected before Thanksgiving with his departure occurring by the end of the year, giving him a full decade at Marvel, Deadline reported. In addition to his executive producer role on the Marvel titles mentioned previously, the titles he oversaw included The Punisher, The Defenders, Iron Fist, and The Gifted. Loeb previously had been a producer and writer on NBC s Heroes and The CW s Smallville, was a supervising producer on ABC s Lost, and co-wrote 1985 film Teen Wolf, starring Michael J. Fox.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
英雄联盟漫威漫画，英雄联盟卡牌游戏，英雄联盟手游，以后的英雄联盟动漫剧，英雄联盟格斗游戏，英雄联盟mmo都是为了这个目标发展的。 The wait is almost over! Vin Diesel and his family — now including John Cena — are back for F9, the latest installment of the Fast Furious franchise, and it’s finally arriving in theaters on June 25. More than a month ahead of that release, though, a number of critics have had the chance to see the sequel and were permitted to share their thoughts on social media.As you’re no doubt expecting, this movie is reportedly filled with ridiculous action to the point that it’s potentially too silly in its physics-defying spectacle. Does it have any script problems? Who cares, right? Especially when Han (Sung Kang) is back and properly honored. Regardless, it’s still fun seeing the positive buzz on this highly anticipated blockbuster.Here’s what critics are saying about F9:How does F9 compare to the rest of the franchise?F9 is outrageous and one of the biggest, baddest additions to the Fast family franchise. Shannon McGrew, Nightmarish ConjuringsF9 was AMAZING! Justin Lin s return is a high ranking entry. Mike Reyes, CinemaBlendIt s a TON OF FUN!! This is ultimate Fast Furious. Molly Freeman, Screen RantF9 is grandiose fun. Bombastic, brazen, bold. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionF9 is by far the biggest and most ridiculous Fast Furious yet. [But it’s] miles from the precision of Fast Five or the fun of Tokyo Drift. David Ehrlich, IndieWireThis is one of the weakest entries in the franchise, probably near the bottom. If they continue this, I honestly hope they are spin-offs like Hobbs and Shaw, which I enjoyed much more. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentIt s the worst FF movie to date. John Campea, The John Campea Show(Photo by ©Universal Pictures)How is the cast?Vin Diesel and John Cena are terrific. Tyrese is the stealth MVP. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionTyrese steals the whole god damn show. Shannon McGrew, Nightmarish ConjuringsAlso HAN IS STILL GREAT!!! Molly Freeman, Screen RantHow is the action?The action continues to be pure bonkers adrenaline…absolute blockbuster bliss. Mike Reyes, CinemaBlendSupercharged stunts and ambitious action set pieces mix with combustible soap opera dramatics. It’s a cacophony [of] car-crunching mayhem. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionAnything is possible, there are surprises at every turn, the stunts are at their best. Shannon McGrew, Nightmarish ConjuringsThe action feels fresh and innovative, if not necessarily bigger. Molly Freeman, Screen Rant(Photo by ©Universal Pictures)Does the plot match the spectacle?The story actually gets some exciting depths. Mike Reyes, CinemaBlendIt weaves in John Cena s Jakob in a smart way that builds on the theme of family, giving it some real heart. Molly Freeman, Screen RantIt takes a while to rev up but won me over by the end. David Ehrlich, IndieWireIt’s overly long, convoluted. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentDoes it get too ridiculous?The Fast movies 4-8 work well because they embrace the ridiculousness. But at some point it s way too much. The couple of moments of laughs and charm are totally overwhelmed by the eye rolling nonsense. John Campea, The John Campea ShowF9 gets busy (too busy)… in its outer-space sequence, flirts with jumping the shark. Owen Gleiberman, VarietySo ridiculously over the top that it borders on being insulting rather than fun and entertaining. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentEverything is over-the-top, and I loved every second of it. Shannon McGrew, Nightmarish ConjuringsI found myself giggling at the sheer audacity of a few of the big set pieces and some other stuff. It’ll absolutely make you forget your troubles for a few hours. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionHearing other people laugh around me when some ridiculously over the top action happened was the best part. Thank you science. Steve Weintraub, Collider(Photo by ©Universal Pictures)So it s worth seeing in a theater?If you feel safe going I definitely definitely definitely suggest seeing it on the big screen cause wow wow wow. Shannon McGrew, Nightmarish ConjuringsMAN I MISSED GOING TO THE MOVIES. and Fast Furious 9 was definitely a fun one to be my first movie back in theaters!! Molly Freeman, Screen RantDo we need to watch all the previous movies ahead of time?I m glad I watched all eight main Fast Furious movies before seeing F9 — the movie rewards longtime fans in some cool ways. But I m gonna give myself a headache trying to make the franchise timeline make sense! You just gotta roll with it! Molly Freeman, Screen Rant[F9 delivers] satisfying answers to some important questions. Mike Reyes, CinemaBlendSo the franchise is still going strong?With Justin Lin at the helm it feels like things are finally moving in the right direction. David Ehrlich, IndieWire[There’s] plenty of gas left in the tank. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionThis franchise has officially run out of gas. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentF9 opens in theaters on June 25, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
亚博登录平台登录 (Photo by Focus)15 Fresh Tony Leung MoviesAfter four decades in entertainment, Hong Kong acting legend Tony Leung Chiu-wai makes his American major movie debut with Shang-Chi and and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Even audiences who have never seen Leung on-screen before will gravitate towards the human vulnerability he brings to his antagonist role in the Marvel blockbuster. The smoldering sensitivity is something Leung has perfected over his career, though he started his career doing TV comedies in the early 1980s as part of young actor ensemble called the Five Tigers.1989 s City of Sadness, directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien, represented an enormous leap for his international profile, leading to projects with the most renowned Chinese and Taiwanese directors, including John Woo (Hard-Boiled, Red Cliff) and Ang Lee (Lust, Caution). Across them all, Leung is best known for his collaborations with director Wong Kar-wai: Together, they ve made seven films, including romantic masterpieces Chungking Express and In the Mood for Love, and The Grandmaster, which was nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design Oscars. A 2002 Leung-starring movie, Infernal Affairs, was remade by Martin Scorsese as The Departed.Since the 80s and 90s Hong Kong cinema boom, Leung has communicated willingness to act in an American production if the role were worthwhile. That search occupied just mere decades: As Wenwu, he ll appear with Hong Kong action great Michelle Yeoh in the MCU s Shang-Chi. Now, discover Fresh and Certified Fresh movies starring Tony Leung!