ror体育app采用百度引擎5（Baidu 2）The Way Back (2020) 84% Underdog sports stories have been a reliable staple of the movie industry for a long time, so much so that they ve been molded and refined to fit into a fairly predictable formula. With that in mind, it usually takes something extra to make one stand out, and critics say this week s The Way Back has that in an outstanding performance from Ben Affleck. Affleck stars as Jack Cunningham, a construction worker who was once an elite high school basketball player but now spends his days and nights binge-drinking. When he gets an unexpected call from his alma mater to coach their hoops team, he reluctantly takes them up on the offer and begins a slow healing process as he attempts to shepherd his kids to a few meaningful wins. Critics say what makes The Way Back effective is that it s not merely an inspirational sports story, nor is it merely one about addiction, but a carefully crafted hybrid that doesn t provide easy answers or overly sentimental triumphant moments. It s also notable that, prior to filming the movie, Affleck himself endured some very public battles with addiction, and as a result, he brings a personal gravity to his role that leaps off the screen. Audiences will no doubt come to The Way Back with certain expectations, simply based on the fact that it s a story about a troubled new coach learning to bond with his team, but if this doesn t hit all of those familiar beats in a predictable way, it still offers a worthwhile character study that might surprise a few moviegoers with its depth.
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Martin, Vince Gerardis, Sara Lee Hess, and Ron Schmidt are also executive producers. Sapochnik will direct the pilot and additional episodes of the series, which Condal will write.Sapochnik won the 2016 Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Game of Thrones episode Battle of the Bastards and shared the 2019 Outstanding Drama Series Emmy award with Martin, Gerardis, series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and other producers on the final season.Clare Kilner (The Alienist: Angel of Darkness) and Geeta V. Patel (The Witcher) will also direct the series. Greg Yaitanes (Banshee) will also direct and is also a co-executive producer.Martin introduced more series contributors in a blog post, noting Wes Tooke (Colony), Claire Kiechel (The OA), and Ti Mikkel, a writer s assistant for Martin s Fevre River Packet Company. Even Aegon the Dragon couldn’t conquer the Seven Kingdoms all by himself, Martin wrote. He needed the help of his sisters Rhaenys and Visenya. Ryan and I had some great assistance as well, and I wanted to give a tip of the crown to three talented and hard-working young writers who helped to bring this one home. Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi will score House of the Dragon.Related: Interview with Game of Thrones Composer Ramin Djawadi(Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage; HBO; Jim Spellman/WireImage; Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images)HBO describes Considine, Cooke, D Arcy, and Smith s roles as follows:Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen. Viserys was chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, at the Great Council at Harrenhal. A warm, kind, and decent man, Viserys only wishes to carry forward his grandfather’s legacy, but as we’ve learned from Game of Thrones, good men do not necessarily make for great kings.Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower. She’s the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.(Photo by Ollie Upton/HBO)Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. The king’s first-born child. She is of pure Valyrian blood, and she is a dragonrider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything…but she was not born a man.Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen. The younger brother of King Viserys and heir to the throne, Daemon is a peerless warrior and a dragonrider who possesses the true blood of the dragon. But it is said that whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air… (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images; Jonathan Hession / ©Netflix;Gregg DeGuire/WireImage; Netflix )In February 2021, HBO announced additional stars (pictured in order above):Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, who loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his realm. As the Hand sees it, the greatest threat to the realm is the king s brother, Daemon, and his position as heir to the throne.Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon. A dragonrider and wife to Lord Corlys Velaryon, The Queen Who Never Was was passed over as heir to the throne at the Great Council because the realm favored her cousin, Viserys, simply for being male.Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria. She came to Westeros with nothing, sold more times than she can recall, and could have wilted but instead she rose to become the most trusted — and most unlikely — ally of Prince Daemon Targaryen, the heir to the throne.(Photo by Ollie Upton/HBO)Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon aka “The Sea Snake.” The lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline as old as House Targaryen, “The Sea Snake,” is the most famed nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros. He built his house into a powerful seat that is even richer than the Lannisters and that claims the largest navy in the world. More recent cast announcements:Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole. Of Dornish descent, Ser Criston is the common-born son of the steward to the Lord of Blackhaven. He has no claim to land or titles; all he has to his name is his honor and his preternatural skill with a sword.Milly Alcock as Young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. She s the king’s first-born child, of pure Valyrian blood, and she is a dragonrider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything but she was not born a man.Emily Carey will play Young Alicent Hightower, the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. Alicent was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.Ryan Corr as Ser Harwin ‘Breakbones’ Strong. Harwin is said to be the strongest man in the Seven Kingdoms. Ser Harwin is the eldest son to Master of Laws Lyonel Strong and heir to Harrenhal.Jefferson Hall as twins Lord Jason Lannister and Tyland Lannister. Jason is the Lord of Casterly Rock. Tyland Lannister is a crafty and calculating politician.David Horovitch as Grand Maester Mellos. He s a voice of reason and trusted advisor to King Viserys.Graham McTavish as Ser Harrold Westerling. Ser Harrold has served in the Kingsguard since the days of King Jaehaerys; he is a paragon of chivalry and honor.Matthew Needham as Larys Strong. The younger son of Master of Laws Lyonel Strong, he s brought to court by his father.Bill Paterson plays Lord Lyman Beesbury, the Lord of Honeyholt and Master of Coin on King Viserys s small council.Gavin Spokes is Lord Lyonel Strong. He s Master of Laws to King Viserys and Lord of Harrenhal.Read more about some of the possible characters based on the books (see spoiler alert first) below.Release DateA video teaser for HBO Max confirmed in December that House of the Dragon will be released in 2022. The teaser shows only a dragon roaring fire and a new glittering gold logo. But what a dragon!Dragons are coming.#HouseoftheDragon begins production in 2021. pic.twitter.com/Bxl763FVdY Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) December 3, 2020SPOILER ALERT: WHILE INFORMATION THAT FOLLOWS WILL BE FAMILIAR TO FANS OF THE SONG OF ICE AND FIRE NOVELS AND THEIR COMPANION MATERIALS, INCLUDING FIRE BLOOD, SOME OF IT MAY BE CONSIDERED SPOILERS TO ANYONE WHO HAS NOT READ THE BOOK SERIES.(Photo by Bantam)Click image to open the full Fire Blood illustration in a new tab.For those who’ve read the books, the following is a refresher on some of the names, places, and conflicts in the source material. We won t spoil some of the deaths with too much detail, but if you want that information, you can find more at A Wiki of Ice and Fire.When It Takes PlaceThe Targaryens landed on Dragonstone more than four centuries before the events of the original Game of Thrones series. The Dance of the Dragons was a war of succession fought from 129 to 131 AC — that is, after Aegon I s conquest of Westeros.What’s the Big Conflict?The Targaryen civil war was a conflict over primogeniture, the system of inheritance by a firstborn child; often, the first-born son. A lord’s first child will inherit the castle and lands of his or her father over an older sibling no matter what his or her aptitude for governance compared to a sibling’s abilities. The Targaryens generally followed primogeniture, though there were exceptions, as during the rule of King Jaehaerys I.When King Jaehaerys I s eldest son, Prince Aemon, died, he left a daughter, Rhaenys. King Jaehaerys I then chose his next eldest son, Prince Baelon, to be new Prince of Dragonstone and heir to the throne rather than bestowing the honor on his granddaughter, a move that even Queen Alysanne disapproved of. When Baelon died unexpectedly — as well as Queen Alysanne and one of their daughters — grief-stricken Jaehaerys convened the Great Council to vote on succession, and the council chose Baelon’s son Viserys instead of Rhaenys’ son Laenor.During his reign, Viserys had named Rhaenyra, his daughter by his first wife, as his heir, but upon Viserys’ death, his eldest son, Aegon, by his second wife instead ascended the throne, causing a great rift in the kingdom. By this time, Rhaenyra was also married to her uncle, the “rogue prince” Daemon Targaryen who had long sought the throne himself.Fire Blood recounts the battles between the siblings, their spouses, their offspring, their loyal followers, and, most viciously, the Targaryen dragons.Who Are the Characters?*confirmedKing Viserys I (103–129 AC)* – his death in early 129 began a great struggle of succession between his eldest child Rhaenyra and his first-born son, Aegon. Viserys’ dragon was especially notable: Balerion, the Black Dread, who King Aegon I Targaryen rode back during the Conquest of Westeros. Born in Valyria, Balerion was the last living dragon to have seen the Freehold, which the Targaryens left 12 years before the Doom. He was black-scaled with black wings and even black fire, which burned so hot that it melted the stone towers of Harrenhal (you saw the ruins in Game of Thrones when Arya Stark served as cupbearer to Tywin Lannister). Balerion died at around 200 years old in 94 AC, less than a year after Prince Viserys claimed him and while the prince was still very young; therefore, it is unlikely that House of the Dragon will show Balerion alive, unless the writers change the story or in flashback.Alicent Hightower* – Viserys I’s second wife whose followers who would see Aegon crowned and were called “the greens” after a green gown the queen wore during a great tourney in which Rhaenyra wore traditional Targaryen black and red.Daemon Targaryen* – Viserys I’s brother, Daemon was mad, bad, and dangerous to know — a skilled warrior and a denizen of disreputable Flea Bottom establishments. Rumored to have taken his teenage niece Rhaenyra’s virginity, he was sent into exile by Viserys. Years later, he would marry Rhaenyra, and upon the death of Viserys, he crowned his own wife, which touched off the bloody civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. Dragon: lean, but fearsome red Caraxes, also called “the Blood Wyrm.”Rhaenyra* – Viserys I’s daughter and first-born child by Aemma Arryn, Viserys I s first wife who died in childbirth with her second child, a son, who also died. Rhaenyra was beautiful and beloved by her father and the people and was nicknamed “the Realm s Delight” when she was young. As she grew older, she grew headstrong and competed with her ambitious stepmother Alicent. Her followers were called “the blacks” because of the gown the princess wore on the king and queen’s fifth anniversary tournament. Dragon: young yellow-scaled Syrax.Ser Laenor Velaryon – Married his reluctant cousin Rhaenyra, who remarked to her father, “My half-brothers would be more to his taste.” Dragon: Seasmoke.Rhaenys Targaryen and Lord Corlys Velaryon* – Parents of Laenor Velaryon. She was known as The Queen Who Never Was, because she was passed over as heir to the throne in favor of her uncle. Corlys was known as The Sea Snake, because of his prowess at sea.Harwin Strong (aka Breakbones )* – son of Lord Lyonel Strong and heir to Harrenhal, he was Rhaenyra’s lover while she was married to Laenor.Ser Criston Cole* A member of the Kingsguard, he became embroiled in the Targaryen civil war by switching allegiances from Rhaenyra, for whom he was once sworn shield (and perhaps loved), to Queen Alicent Hightower and her offspring.Princes Jacaerys “Jace,” Lucerys “Luke,” and Joffrey “Joff” Velaryon – Rhaenyra and Laenor’s children, though rumored to have been fathered by Strong because they had dark hair like Strong, while cousins Laenor and Rhaenyra both had the Targaryen light silver/gold hair. The boys dragons were, respectively: Vermax, Arrax, and Tyraxes.King Aegon II (129–131 AC) – Viserys I’s eldest son by Alicent, married his sister. Dragon: Sunfyre, the Golden. Helaena – Aegon II’s sister-wife, had three children with Aegon. Dragon: Dreamfyre.Twins Jaehaera and Jaehaerys and their younger brother Maelor – the offspring of Aegon II and Helaena.Blood and Cheese – hired killers who murdered Jaehaerys in front of his mother, sparking her descent into madness.Mysaria* – a prostitute who served as Daemon’s mistress of whisperers in Flea Bottom. The prince impregnated her, but she lost the child during a voyage to Lys to escape Viserys I’s anger over Daemon’s attempts to give the child a dragon egg, per Targaryen custom.Aegon III (131–157 AC) – the son of Daemon and Rhaenyra Targaryen, he ruled after his uncle Aegon II, and at a very young age, married his cousin Jaehaera, who died young. His rule marked the end of the Dance of Dragons. He had five children by his second wife, Daenaera Velaryon. As a child, he grew melancholy after escaping a naval attack by mounting his dragon, but leaving his brother Viserys behind and believing that he had died. The brothers reunited later in life. Dragon: Stormcloud.Mushroom – a fool in the courts of Viserys I Targaryen, Aegon II Targaryen, Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Aegon III Targaryen. His accounts of his days at court teemed with tales of debauchery and scandal.Dragonseeds – Nettles, Hugh the Hammer, and Ulf the White were purportedly bastard Targaryen offspring. They each claimed dragons and fought for Rhaenyra, though Hugh and Ulf later switched allegiance.Prince Qoren Martell – Dornish ruler who supported the Triarchy (an alliance of the Free Cities of Myr, Lys, and Tyrosh) in a war for the Stepstones against Prince Daemon Targaryen and Lord Corlys Velaryon.Locations We re Likely to SeeMuch of the drama takes place in King s Landing and Dragonstone, but the fighting and bloodshed primarily happens in the Riverlands (led by House Tully at Riverrun). Many of the bloodiest battles occur around Harrenhal and The God s Eye.King s Landing the capital of WesterosDragonstone House Targaryen s family homeDriftmark House Velaryon s family homeDorne The southernmost kingdom in Westeros, it was not under Targaryen rule during the Dance of the Dragons.Oldtown kept safe the Targaryen riches during the Dance of the DragonsLys one of the Free Cities of Essos; known for its brothelsThe Stepstones the broken land bridge between Dorne and EssosHarrenhal the massive fortress above Gods Eye melted by Balerion the Dread.
ds an incredible cast, with the likes of Ben Schwartz (now of Sonic the Hedgehog fame) and Lisa Kudrow, and even the late Fred Willard contributing to its star-studded comedic roster. — Andrew Dex, Starburst(Photo by Aaron Epstein/Netflix)With a little finessing, Space Force could blossom into something greatThis is one show that is easy to binge-watch and should be renewed for a second season at a minimum, if not longer. Netflix and Carrell have another hit on their hands that is enjoyable and entertaining, especially if they keep Malkovich as part of the cast. —Allison Skornick-Rose, Flick DirectStill, Space Force comes at a time when audiences could use a bit of laughter and self-care. Mostly, the comedy is harmless and skates by on the charm of its ensemble cast (Don Lake deserves a shout-out for playing assistant Brad). Even if it doesn’t quite achieve the astronomical heights suggested by its wacky premise, there’s enough fuel in the tank to help the inaugural season coast on fumes. —Nate Adams, The Only CriticSpace Force maximizes the absurdity, turning this patently terrible situation into one in which laughter comes as a kind of release valve from a huge, churning sea of frustration.In other words, the series is rather well-suited to the current moment. —Sonia Saraiya, Vanity Fairror体育appNYC Epicenters: Season 1 (2021) 8 p.m., HBO This four-part documentary essay produced and directed by acclaimed director Spike Lee is a rich tapestry of New York City in the 21st century, weaving together the stories, memories and insights of those who were eyewitnesses to New York’s greatest challenges.Sunday, Aug. 29 NYC Epicenters: Season 1 (2021) 8 p.m., HBO 9/11: One Day in America: Season 1 (2021) 9 p.m., National Geographic Channel This immersive docuseries told in first-person narrative chronicles, at times minute-by-minute, the events of that day from the perspectives of first responders and survivors who were there.Monday, Aug. 30 9/11: One Day in America: Season 1 (2021) 9 p.m., National Geographic Channel Tuesday, Aug. 31 9/11: One Day in America: Season 1 (2021) 9 p.m., National Geographic Channel Wednesday, Sept. 19/11: Inside the President s War Room, Apple TV+ 9/11: One Day in America: Season 1 (2021) 9 p.m., National Geographic Channel Sunday, Sept. 5 NYC Epicenters: Season 1 (2021) 8 p.m., HBO Tuesday, Sept. 7Rebuilding Hope: The Children of 9/11, Discovery+Frontline: America After 9/11, 9 p.m., PBSWednesday, Sept. 8Vice Versa: Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11, 9 p.m., VICE TVMemory Box: Echoes of 9/11, 10 p.m., MSNBC (Followed by Memory Box: The Conversation)Thursday, Sept. 9No Responders Left Behind, Discovery+Friday, Sept. 10 Come From Away (2021) Apple TV+ When 7,000 people are stranded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland after all flights into the US are grounded on September 11, 2001, the people of Newfoundland graciously welcome the “come from aways” into their community in the aftermath. The passengers and locals alike process what’s happened while finding love, laughter, and new hope in the unlikely and lasting bonds that they forge. Note, this is a filmed staging of the Tony-winning musical.9/11: The Legacy, 7 p.m., History ChannelThe Race Against Time: The CIA and 9/11, 8 p.m., CBSRise And Fall: The World Trade Center, 8 p.m., History ChannelSaturday, Sept. 11 NYC Epicenters: Season 1 (2021) 10 p.m., HBO 9/11: Four Flights, 8 p.m., History Channel9/11: I Was There, 10 p.m., History ChannelOn an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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Today s Ketchup brings you another 10 headlines from the world of film development news, covering titles like The Eternals, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and Tomb Raider 2.This WEEK S TOP STORYSHAZAM! SEQUEL ALREADY IN THE WORKS (Photo by Warner Bros.)The DC Comics movie Shazam! has only been in theaters for a week, and a sequel is already in development. Shazam! opened much lower ( million domestically) than similar movies like Aquaman (.8 million) and Captain Marvel (3 million), but its 0 million budget was also (presumably) lower than those films. Screenwriter Henry Gayden, who wrote Shazam!, will also return to write its sequel. We don t know the premise of the sequel yet, but the mid-credits tease gave us a clue about the possible villain. One has to guess that the Shazam! sequel will probably also tie in to the long-planned Black Adam movie, and this week, that film s star revealed via an Instagram video that Black Adam will likely start filming sometime in 2020.Fresh Developments1. STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER TRAILER REVELATIONS After months of waiting, we finally learned the title of Star Wars Episode IX via the first teaser trailer, which revealed that the ninth episode s title will be Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. That last word is a curious choice, given what we seemed to learn at the end of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but it s possible that Skywalker in the context of the final installment of the nine-film saga could mean something other than a family name. In the teaser trailer, we see the return of two familiar faces: Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian and the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa. Although the teaser trailer appeared on various sources instantaneously, the official location of the reveal was at a panel at this weekend s Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, which you can watch here. We also hear the voice of Mark Hamill narrating as Luke Skywalker, and at the end of the teaser, what appears to be this actor s sinister laugh. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is scheduled for December 20, 2019. You can read our full trailer breakdown here.2. THIS WEEK IN MARVEL PART 1: THE ETERNALS, BLACK WIDOW, SHANG-CHI (Photo by Marvel Studios)As often happens nowadays, there were several stories this week related to Marvel movies, but in the interest of saving time, we re going to bundle together into just two Weekly Ketchup entries. Let s start with next year s The Eternals, for which Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, HBO s Silicon Valley) is now in talks for a role. We don t have any idea what character Nanjiani might play, except that he s the second name attached to The Eternals, after Angelina Jolie from a few weeks back. The other movie that Marvel Studios is filming this year is Scarlett Johansson s Black Widow solo movie, and O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid s Tale) is now in talks for an unknown role. Fagbenle is the fourth new actor in talks for Black Widow after Florence Pugh, David Harbour (Hellboy), and Rachel Weisz (The Favourite). There was also news this week of a deal between Marvel Studios and the government of Australia for a subsidy for the filming of an upcoming movie, which people are speculating will be Shang-Chi (AKA Master of Kung-Fu).3. THIS WEEK IN MARVEL PART 2: FIVE YEAR PLAN POST-AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Photo by Marvel Studios)We know that Black Widow and The Eternals are the next two films Marvel Studios is shooting, and that they are also developing films for Shang-Chi and Ms. Marvel, as well as the sequels Black Panther 2, Doctor Strange 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (plus, presumably, Captain Marvel will probably get a sequel too). That, however, is only eight films, and this week we learned that Kevin Feige is saying that they have a five-year plan, which, given Marvel s recent three-movies-a-year schedule, means they re going to come up a bit short. It s possible that Marvel Studios is including their recent acquisition of Deadpool, Fantastic Four, and X-Men from Fox, but Feige seems to be saying that the five-year plan comes first. We also probably won t get official announcements of this plan until after this summer s Spider-Man: Far from Home. In the meantime, we also learned this week of Jeremy Renner starring in a Hawkeye series for the Disney+ app, plus confirmation of the Disney+ shows WandaVision, Loki, Falcon and Winter Soldier, and the animated What If? You can read about all of the Disney+ updates in our roundup here.4. OSCAR-WINNING BLACK PANTHER COSTUMER TAPPED FOR COMING TO AMERICA 2(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Marvel s Black Panther won three Academy Awards this year for Best Original Score, Best Production Design, and Best Costume Design. That last Oscar went to Ruth E. Carter, whose film work has also included Amistad, Selma, and several of Spike Lee s joints, including Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X. On Black Panther, Carter adapted the comic book costumes of the royalty of Wakanda, the citizens of Wakanda, and the related tribal leaders, and now she s going to give us the attire of another fictional African nation. Ruth E. Carter will be the costume designer of the long-awaited sequel to Eddie Murphy s Coming to America, which is scheduled for August 7, 2020, the week after Sony/Marvel s vampire movie Morbius, starring Jared Leto.5. CAMILA CABELLO TO STAR IN JAMES CORDEN S TAKE ON CINDERELLA (Photo by Steve Mack/Everett Collection)It was just four years ago that Disney released their live action remake of their classic animated film Cinderella. This week we learned that Sony Pictures is now developing their own take on the tale that is based on a story idea from late night host James Corden. The star of Sony s Cinderella will be singer-songwriter Camila Cabello, who will also be involved with the film s music (and the movie will be more of a musical than Disney s 2015 version). Sony s Cinderella musical will be written and directed by Kay Cannon, who made her feature film debut last year with Blockers (Certified Fresh at 84%).6. DAVE BAUTISTA JOINS ZACK SNYDER S ZOMBIE MOVIE ARMY OF THE DEAD (Photo by JA/Everett Collection)Dwayne Johnson is still the busiest wrester-turned-actor right now, but Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista is getting close. In addition to his likely appearance in Avengers: Endgame, Bautista will also star in Stuber (7/12/2019), My Spy (TBA 2019), Escape Plan: The Extractors (TBA 2019/2020), and as Glossu Rabban in the Dune remake (11/20/2020). In addition to those five films, Bautista signed on to two more this week. The first one we heard about this week was Army of the Dead, the zombie heist movie that Zack Snyder will be directing for Netflix. Although Snyder did earn a Certified Fresh 75% for his previous zombie movie, Dawn of the Dead, his last four movies have all received Rotten Tomatometer scores. Meanwhile, Bautista is also attached to star in an action/thriller called Killer s Game for STXfilms and D.J. Caruso, who is likewise coming off a five-film Rotten Tomatometer streak.Rotten Ideas3. KEN JEONG TO VOICE DYNOMUTT IN SCOOB (Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)A few weeks ago, we learned that the beloved animated character Captain Caveman will be making his feature film debut next year in Scoob (5/15/2020). Tracy Morgan will be voicing Captain Caveman, and the main Mystery Inc. gang will be voiced by Zac Efron (Fred), Amanda Seyfried (Daphne), Gina Rodriguez (Velma), Will Forte (Shaggy), and Frank Welker (Scooby). This week, we learned that Captain Caveman won t be the only classic 1970s character making his debut in Scoob, as Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Crazy Rich Asians) will be voicing Dynomutt, the co-star of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour from 1976 to 1977. Kiersey Clemons (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) has also joined the voice cast as Dee Dee Skyes, one of Captain Caveman s Teen Angels, who were basically a Saturday morning cartoon spoof of the popular Charlie s Angels primetime series.2. TOMB RAIDER GETTING A SEQUEL AFTER ALL (Photo by Warner Bros.)When the Tomb Raider reboot opened in second place last year under the box office juggernaut that was Black Panther, many pundits probably presumed that the would-be franchise for Tomb Raider would be a non-starter. And critically, like most video game adaptations, the Alicia Vikander version of Tomb Raider also received a Rotten Tomatometer score of 52%. As it turns out, neither of those details is holding back Lara Croft s cinematic future, as MGM is now developing a sequel. Possibly hoping to increase the chances of a Fresh score, MGM has hired screenwriter Amy Jump, whose Tomatometer is mostly Certified Fresh, with her one Rotten score for High-Rise being just one point off at 59%. But considering the history of video game adaptations and the lackluster first film, the Tomb Raider sequel will have a pretty steep hill to climb.1. TELL ME MORE, TELL ME MORE, SUMMER LOVING SOUNDS LIKE A DRAG (Photo by Paramount Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)By 1978 standards, Grease was a fun, nostalgic musical and a favorite for two different generations. By other standards, the lyrics of some of the songs (like, say, Greased Lightning ) have not aged well at all. One such example is Summer Nights, the lyrics of which include what seem like references to attempted sexual assault (or at least a tell me more inquiry about one). So, obviously, a major movie studio would never consider developing a Grease prequel in 2019 called Summer Loving, right? Of course they would, and they are. Frequent Tim Burton collaborator John August has been hired by Paramount Pictures to work on the prequel, which will show how greaser Danny Zuko first met Australian exchange student Sandy Olsson on the beach during summer vacation. John August s next film will be next month s Aladdin (5/24/2019), and he also worked on Guillermo del Toro s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (8/9/2019).Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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2.94.1 6月喜迎“Shang-Chi realizes his father is one of the world’s greatest criminals: How do you process that? How do you deal with that as a child and evolve beyond that?” Shang-Chi is a movie that I think first ended up on a list of “wouldn’t it be great if we could do this as a movie” ideas probably 20 years ago. It’s a great story of a young man that realizes his father is essentially one of the world s greatest super villains, one of the world s greatest criminals: How do you process that? How do you deal with that as a child and how do you evolve beyond that? And the heroism needed to break free of that and grow beyond that. Even in our film, to realize that there are many sides to all stories and that the world s perception of his father and his perception of his father is more complex than perhaps he initially thought. That was a great driving story for us that we wanted to explore someday. Looking for a filmmaker to do it was obviously – as it always is – important. And Destin Daniel Cretton coming in and again, dedicating his talents… He s an amazing filmmaker who does amazing movies that have been on a smaller-budgeted size compared to a big Marvel movie, but coming in and giving his personal vision to this story of this father and son and really this family, was very special. (Photo by Marvel Studios)“Simu came up late in the casting process, when you start to get to that point of maybe it’s not going to happen.” How we could find somebody to play Shang-Chi was Destin’s biggest question when he signed up as director. Our producer. Jonathan Schwartz. and casting director ,Sarah Finn, looked at hundreds of people and Simu [Liu] came up relatively late in the process, when you just start to get to that point of maybe it s not going to happen. Because what you want is everybody in your inner circle – the producers, the filmmakers – to see somebody and look at each other and go, We found this person. This is the one. We hadn t had that on Shang-Chi at this point.Simu came in and Sarah Finn had seen him before and brought him in again and he did a great reading with Destin. He then did a great chemistry read with the Awkwafina, who was gracious enough to do that. And a little bit I was like, Who is this fellow? Let s look them up. (That s what you do nowadays: You look up, who is this guy?) And he did have this infectious personality online in the way he interacted with the world, and with the fandom of his show that he was doing in Canada at the time, and with his sports team that he was a fan of that was doing well when I happened to search him.He’s the real deal. Bringing a new Marvel hero into the fold is never easy, and there is always a lot of pressure on us and I m sure on the actors, but Simu has pulled it off in ways that again, I m very excited for audiences to finally see in September. (Photo by Marvel Studios)“Just because the Iron Man 3 version of the Mandarin wasn t real didn t mean there s not a leader of the Ten Rings organization and that is who we meet for the first time in Shang-Chi.” That subtitle in the Legend of the Ten Rings actually connects it back to the very beginning of the MCU, the Ten Rings being the organization that kidnapped Tony Stark at the very beginning of Iron Man 1. And that organization was inspired by a character called the Mandarin in the comics. And going back to Iron Man 1, we ve been talking about, When do we bring this character to the screen?, and only wanted to do it when we felt we could do it supreme justice and really showcase the complexity of this character, which frankly we couldn t do in an Iron Man movie because an Iron Man movie is about Iron Man. An Iron Man movie is about Tony Stark.Shane Black, in his film [Iron Man 3] and his script that he co-wrote, came up with this fun twist that we love to this day, and [the Mandarin] turned out to be Trevor Slattery. Just because that version wasn t real didn t mean there s not a leader of the Ten Rings organization and that is who we meet for the first time in Shang-Chi. And again, talking about actors making these characters come to life, Tony Leung playing Shang-Chi s father and the leader of the Ten Rings is another pinch-yourself, dream-come-true moment, because he s one of the best actors of our time, and we’re very excited to have him introduced to, I hope, a whole new fan base who might not be aware of his spectacular work that he s done. (Photo by © Marvel Studios, © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)“That is The Abomination fighting Wong in the Shang-Chi trailer.” We just recently released the final trailer for Shang-Chi. Some fans said, ‘This looks like a character they hadn’t seen in many years named The Abomination, fighting a character that looks like Wong. And I can say that the reason it looks like that is because that is Abomination fighting Wong. Yes. And again, [it’s] a fun thing to have a character that we haven t had on screen in over a decade show up again in the MCU. And to see fans on that little tag of the trailer recognize that and embrace that is great fun.”(Photo by © Marvel Studios, © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)In Eternals, “these are 10 new characters coming into the world, which is a very difficult thing to do, and Chloé Zhao embraced that challenge and had a unique viewpoint for every single one of them.”“Chloé Zhao had expressed interest in Marvel many years ago; even when Brad Winderbaum, producer on Black Widow, was looking for a filmmaker, her name came up. She d done a great film called The Rider and she ended up not coming in on that film, I don t believe, and we were very lucky to get Cate Shortland to direct that movie at Scarlett s suggestion. But when we were working on Eternals, our producer Nate Moore was coming up with this pitch to really embrace one of Jack Kirby s greatest creations for Marvel – amongst all of his great creations, but The Eternals, this race of immortal beings who ve been on Earth for millennia, is one of his best. And he asked Chloé to come in and meet and they really just clicked on this notion of a history of humanity and what it means to be human and the viewpoint of that through these characters, The Eternals. And she came in with a pitch that got into visuals, which was beautiful, but more importantly, into these characters. These are 10 new characters [coming] into the world, which is a very difficult thing to do, and she embraced that challenge and had a unique viewpoint for every single one of them. And I m happy to say that from that initial pitch and meeting to near-final version of the film, where we are now, she has both won a handful of Academy Awards in between and delivered on her promise of what The Eternals could be.”(Photo by © Marvel Studios, © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)“Marvel can tell stories as big as the Big Bang and the foundation of the universe itself and the foundation of reality, and tell something as small and moving as Peter Parker s origin story…. That makes Marvel Marvel.”“It was always our hope that Marvel Studios to be able to pull off even a little bit, in a cinematic form, what publishing had been able to do in the comics for 70-plus years. And that is everything from the genius of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko and all of the spectacular artists and writers – they can tell, honestly, stories as big as the Big Bang and the foundation of the universe itself and the foundation of reality, and tell something as small and moving as Peter Parker s origin story or that moment in the Loki series when Tom Hiddleston is watching himself in clips from Endgame. It is so heartbreaking, it is so moving… Well, that show i has space lizards and deals with time itself.It is both that makes Marvel Marvel. It is being able to do the world outside your window on a very personal, emotional level, and come at it from a viewpoint that hopefully makes you think about your place in the grander scheme of reality in the universe. And speaking of Eternals, I ve seen pictures of Jack Kirby at his little drawing desk in his house and I was thinking, the imagination of that man pouring out onto that page! And now the incredible artists led by Chloé doing it in cinematic form is amazing. It s bringing the human imagination to life on a personal level and a cosmic level that makes Marvel, I think, what it is.”(Photo by JoJo Whilden / © Columbia Pictures / © Marvel )“There was a time when it looked like Marvel Studios would not be involved in Spider-Man movies going forward for Sony. It was only a few months, but it was an emotional few months…” There was a time when it looked like Marvel Studios would not be involved in Spider-Man movies going forward for Sony. It was only a few months, but it was an emotional few months for, I think, all of us on all sides – and a very public few months, for whatever reason. But yes, I always want to look at the bright side and the bright side was: We got to make two great Spider-Man movies with Amy Pascal and Jon Watts, Tom Rothman, and Tom Holland. And I was very proud of that and very happy at that. Of course [I] wanted it to continue, but always want to be happy with what we have instead of upset with what we don t. Luckily, Tom Rothman and Bob Iger and Alan Horn and Alan Bergman and Tom Holland himself all realized, Wouldn t it just be more fun if we just kept doing it? Let s not get business or politics in the way. Because the deal always started with Amy Pascal and I having nothing to do with numbers or contracts or politics. It had to do with story and a love of Spider-Man and Peter Parker and the Marvel universe. And it thankfully has continued like that. And that s where we find ourselves now. (Photo by © Columbia Pictures)On Venom Joining the MCU: “I wouldn’t dismiss anything.”“I don t want to obviously talk about rumors or speculation on what could happen and what couldn t happen as it relates to any characters that Marvel Studios hasn t brought to the screen yet. But I will say what I ve always said, which is having been with Marvel for 20 years I wouldn t dismiss anything. I wouldn t rule anything out completely. When and how and where remains to be seen. Any rumor that you read online could happen anytime between tomorrow and never.”(Photo by Jay Maidment/©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)“It s just exciting to get to see Sam Raimi put his Sam Raimi stamp on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse on Madness.”“I spoke earlier about how everything we do in Marvel Studios is from the point of view of the audience – how do we make the audience feel one way or how do we evoke an emotion out of an audience? I really feel like I learned that from watching Sam Raimi on the Spider-Man movies, where I was just very lucky to be there working for the former head of Marvel Studios, Avi Arad, and just watching: Watching Avi, watching Laura Ziskin, the producer of that, watching Amy Pascal, who ran the studio at the time, and particularly Sam Raimi put those movies together. Now being in a position that Sam is back in the Marvel Universe and working for us on Doctor Strange, which, aside from Spider-man – both Steve Ditko co-creations – was one of his favorite characters, is really quite remarkable and full-circle for me personally from my journey at Marvel.But really, it s just exciting to get to watch Sam work again and to see Sam Raimi put his Sam Raimi stamp on Doctor Strange in Multiverse on Madness. And for people who know what that stamp is, they can be very excited. And for people who don t yet know what that stamp is, I can t wait for them to see this movie, be blown away by it and go, ‘What else has he done?’ And delve into Sam Raimi s filmography, which is one of the best of all time.”(Photo by © Marvel Studios)“The discussions essentially came down to continuing the legacy of Wakanda and continuing with that storyline in a very meaningful, respectful, and yet still hopeful and fun and exciting way, which was difficult after losing Chad.”“The death of Chad [Boseman] had hit all of us extremely hard – and at the same time as it hit the world, because we didn t know either. And there were all sorts of questions, and our first thought for many weeks afterwards had nothing to do with the movie, it had to do with him and his family and his wife and his legacy. And really we were looking to Ryan Coogler for guidance – as one frankly always should about almost everything in life, I d recommend following Ryan Coogler for guidance. The discussions essentially came down to continuing the legacy of Wakanda and continuing with that storyline in a very meaningful, respectful, and yet still hopeful and fun and exciting way, which was difficult after losing Chad. And I will say that Ryan and our producer, Nate Moore, and the entire cast, and our co-writer Joe Robert Cole, have done some remarkable things in the story and the draft. The team is assembling once again and cameras roll in the not-too-distant future on that. And it will be extremely emotional across the board, but I think they have something very special in mind.”(Photo by Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Phase Four was always about continuing in new ways and new beginnings; even with films that seemingly are concluding storylines there are new beginnings within them. The definition of phases often evolve with the phase, and often I leave it up to amazing writers and journalists to decide; that s for the film historians to tell us what the phases were about. Truthfully, Phase Four was always about continuing in new ways and new beginnings; even with films that seemingly are concluding storylines there are new beginnings within them. That’s what was most exciting to us about the opportunity to make shows for Disney+, about all of us in Marvel Studios choosing to continue past Endgame and past Far From Home and leaving the Infinity Saga behind to a new beginning. That I think is what people will be looking at Phase Four, I hope, as having accomplished. But, we re in the middle of it now, so it remains to be seen. We don t take our foot off the gas, we don t take anything for granted, and we all work extremely hard to deliver. Black Widow is in theaters and available on Disney+ via Premier Access. Loki is currently streaming on Disney+; the season finale will be available Wednesday July 14, 2021.(Check out part one of our interview with Kevin Feige about Phase Four, in which he breaks down Endgame, WandaVision, Loki, Black Widow, and more.)On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
(Photo by Courtesy of A24)When Rotten Tomatoes spoke with Sterling K. Brown recently, the Emmy-winning actor s latest project Frozen II had just opened to record numbers at the box office. When we congratulated him on the success, Brown laughed and told us, Thank you very much, man I think it was all because of me! The brag was in jest – Brown s relatively minor role as Lieutenant Mattias probably isn t the reason Frozen II is going to clear billion worldwide – but we d have forgiven him if it wasn t. The This Is Us star has plenty of reasons to boast right now: The NBC series in which he plays Randall Pearson is still one of the best-rating dramas on television; he will feature in the third season of Amazon Prime Video s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel this December; and his production company, Indian Meadows, is developing a slew of projects, including action flick Shadow Force, in which Brown co-stars with Kerry Washington.Then there s Waves, writer-director Trey Edward Shults s acclaimed follow-up to It Comes At Night. The role of Ronald is a swing against type for Brown: the tough, uncompromising patriarch of a middle-class African American family that s upended by a tragedy. We see him pushing his high school star-wrestler son Tyler (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) to breaking point, training side-by-side with him in the family gym, equal parts motivator, tormenter, and competitor; and we see him struggling to connect with the women in the family, his daughter Emily (Taylor Russell) and wife Catharine (Renée Elise Goldsberry). As the film expands into more theaters, we asked Brown what draws him to father roles, what he learned from his young co-stars, and how he pays tribute to his own dad on screen.The following interview contains minor spoilers for Waves.Joel Meares for Rotten Tomatoes: Ronald, your character in Waves, is the latest in a line of quite different fathers that you’ve played in recent years, from N Jobu in Black Panther to Randall in This Is Us. Is there something that s drawing you to father characters at the moment?Sterling K. Brown: Well, yes and no. First of all, I m just interested in good characters. But I will say that dads in particular, as I enter into my early-to-mid–forties, I have a particularly strong calling in my life in that my dad was 45 when he passed away, and I m 43-years-old right now. I just feel his presence in and around my life very strongly. And I think things happen for a reason. These roles have sort of come at this particular time in my life because I think – I don t know – the universe sees that I m particularly accessible to them. And it s sort of my way of paying homage to a man who instilled in me, with only 10 years, a lifetime full of love. So wherever he s watching, I hope that he s enjoying the multiple depictions, some of which are akin to him, most of which are only glancing. But he was a lovely man, and I think, yeah, that s part of the reason why these dads are so present right now.(Photo by Courtesy of A24)Is there anything in the Ronald character that particularly connects with your father or the way that you are as a father yourself?Brown: I would say no. My dad was a very sensitive soul the whole time that he was in my life. He wasn t a practitioner of tough love; as a matter of fact, the opposite. My mom would often say that my dad spoiled me, and then when he passed away, it was her job to try to make sure that I was unspoiled. He would just lavish me with hugs and kisses, and, like, we kissed on the lips. And he was a really beautiful man in that way where there were no issues with how masculinity was supposed to be expressed. He just expressed his love as purely as he wanted to, and it was received in kind.I would say that Ronald is more akin to an uncle of mine, who was a military man who could be very severe and austere with his children. And his children had a really complicated relationship with him. Everything that he did was from a place of love, wanting to see his children excel to be excellent, but he could often take the air out of the room and leave things feeling kind of chilly. It was interesting for me to step into the shoes of Ronald because I was able to find a greater deal of understanding for him than I probably had for him when he was alive. And to recognize that for Ronald in particular, when you lose a member of your family – like the way Ronald lost his wife early on and was left to parent these two children by himself for a period of time before Catharine came into his life – you recognize just how precious and how fragile family can be, and it makes you hold on that much tighter.Unfortunately for him, that grasp can also feel somewhat suffocating to the person who is the receiver of that grasp, and you have to make sure that you leave room for your children to be able to have a real dialogue with you. So that every conversation is not just you telling them what to do, telling them how thankful they should be, telling them what their journey through life is supposed to be. If you can t also hear from them what they re actually going through, then when the rubber hits the road, s t hits the fan, when it all starts to go south, how can you trust that they re going to be comfortable sharing the bad stuff with you?(Photo by Courtesy of A24)Those communication lines are explored in a particularly beautiful scene late in the film, where Ronald is talking by the water with his daughter Emily. What struck me is that this isn’t just a scene about a dad finally listening to his kid, which we’ve seen a lot of, but admitting that because he never opened up a dialogue, he’s lonely – he says he has no one to talk about the tragedy that hit the family. It’s heartbreaking to see the position his stoicism has put him in. Brown: Yeah, it is, man. And like in most cases, necessity is the mother of invention. He, his daughter, his wife, find themselves dealing with this crisis, losing their son; maybe not to a physical death but to a life of imprisonment, and it’s sent them all reeling. And the only person who he can truly talk to, who will talk to him, right now, who understands what they re going through, is his daughter. As much as it is about him wanting his daughter to share herself with him, he also feels the need to share himself with someone. Somebody was saying to me earlier today, Yeah, he s able to show weakness. And I try not to put that word on it, because I feel like there s a certain judgment with “weakness,” but sharing his vulnerability is what he s able to do, and there is strength in vulnerability. Being a man doesn t negate the ability to be vulnerable. It doesn t mean that you are being weak. It just means that you re being open if you want people to be open with you.Taylor Russell is incredible in that scene – and she’s just been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Waves. And Kelvin was nominated, too, for Luce. I’m sure the two took a lot away from working with you, but I’m wondering what you took away from working with these talented young actors.Brown: I think I probably got more from them than they did from me. Kel has a certain fearlessness, even in his taking the project on. I don t know if, 18 years ago, I would ve had the same level of confidence to know that I could step into this role, play it authentically, and not be villainized in the process – not be adding a negative portrayal of young African American males to an already fraught environment in which people are looking to us as being less than, to be demonized, et cetera. I ve heard him speak about this, and he says, Well, I know that I m a good person, and I know that this is being played by me. So even when he does something wrong, I believe that people will be able to see the goodness in me.” Anytime I feel like I should shy away from something because I m worried about a negative depiction, I will come back to my conversations with Kelvin and his stepping into Tyler as an example of, like, maybe not so fast. There s potential for something beautiful in the damage to this human being.And I think from Taylor, I really applaud how she was not afraid to be small. What I mean is that, like, she gave herself a wonderful trajectory of blossoming into somewhat of the savior of this family, right? Someone who was able to save themselves and save her family. She was so quiet and so tiny, but once love came into her life, once she started to explore her own feelings of her relationship with her brother, she took up more and more space. I think it takes a great level of confidence as a performer to start in such a tiny way, but to give yourself a place to go to. I think it s a really wonderful arc that she helped create with Trey for her character in the film.Trey had a very specific vision for this film. You’ve spoken about the script having embedded audio cues, and there are color schemes for different sections of the film. What was it like working with a director who had what seems to be a very specific aesthetic and audio-visual experience in mind?Brown: You would think that someone who is as specific as Trey is, who had the aspect ratios crafted and the shifting ratios throughout the course of the film, you would think that they would be somewhat of a taskmaster. Where it s like, “No, it s got to be like this. It s got to look like this,” blah blah blah blah blah. But he gave little to no direction on set. One, I think he trusted his casting and the people he chose to inhabit these roles. And then two, I don t think filmmaking for him is so much of crafting performance. It s more about standing out of the way of your actors and giving them the space to own the characters for themselves. So he would just let the camera roll.It was a lot of scenes played in one [shot]. The scene between Catharine and Ronald in the bedroom is one shot, with the camera floating between the two of them, and he probably shot it three times and he s like, “I got it.” And Renée and I looked at each other, like, “You sure, man?” He s like, “Yeah, yeah, moving on.” We re like, “OK.” It’s almost like you forget that the camera s even in the room. It becomes a fly on the wall, and it s just capturing this slice of life. I think the beauty of his filmmaking is that he has implicit trust in his performers, and that the camera s going to capture what he needs in order to tell his story.(Photo by Monica Lek, Courtesy of A24)You shot this film by flying red eyes down to Florida, while shooting This Is Us, and you did Frozen and many other projects while doing TV, too. At this point in your career, are you just like, “I m taking all of these opportunities and I m not resting on the series.” What s driving you right now?Brown: I think that s part of it. I think that 10, 12 years ago or what have you, if you became known for a popular television series or whatnot, then most people only wanted to see you play that character. It could become something that you become known as Randall. And the idea of being able to do anything outside of Randall was nothing anybody wanted to see. And so while I m able to take advantage of opportunities to show a diversity of character, it s always much more pleasing to be recognized for a body of work than it is for one character. Because number one, I am not the character. I mean, the character comes from me, but he s not the totality of me. And so while I can, while opportunities are being presented that are diverse and that show different aspects of my personality, I want to be able to step into them so that people see me as an actor and not as one particular character.I want to finish with a Rotten Tomatoes-specific question. You were in a movie that this year became the number one video game adaptation of all time, according to the Tomatometer. Angry Birds 2 actually knocked off previous number one, Ryan Reynolds in Detective Pikachu…Brown: Nice, nice!And number two was Dwayne Johnson in Rampage. So, just wondering if you have any words for the guys you knocked down the list? Brown: Eat it! Eat my shorts, man! [Laughing] Freaking Pikachu and that monkey can both eat it. No, just kidding. Listen. That s an interesting way to be in the same company as The Rock and frigging Deadpool, but if I can beat them in any way, I ll start there and see what else. Maybe one day me and The Rock will have an arm-wrestling competition and I can do something.Well if he s seen Waves, he might be worried.Brown: He might. He might be, yeah. I m coming for you, Dwayne.
King of the Crop: Jumanji Destroys the Competition(Photo by Sony Pictures)Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle opened on a Wednesday, five days after the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and in its first five days, it grossed .77 million. Jumanji: The Next Level took just three days to make million, way ahead of its ultra-conservative estimates of just million. That may only be the 13th best start for a film in the month of December, but if it follows suit with the other films like it, The Next Level should pass 0 million with no issue. Sony has a much higher number in mind, given that Jungle had the second-best December multiple of all time (after Avatar) when it earned 11.18 times its opening Fri-Sun weekend, amounting to over 0 million domestic. Another 7 million internationally gave the film enough (2 million) to place among the Top 50 grossing films ever; a spot it is likely to relinquish soon after The Rise of Skywalker opens. Can The Next Level reach the 0 million level? Only 12 other films to have started in December (including the limited release of American Sniper, which broke through in January) have done it. Four are Lord of the Rings/Hobbit films, three are Star Wars, two are from James Cameron, and the others are Aquaman and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Budgeted at 5 million, The Next Level’s global total currently stands at 3 million and will have no problem turning a profit for Sony.Rotten Returns: Richard Jewell and Black Christmas Fail to Make an Impact‘Tis the season not to release films about terrorist bombings and serial killers. It is hard to say whether or not the accompanying controversy over the portrayal of a journalist in Richard Jewell really kept people away, but a Clint Eastwood film without a big star at its center (like Tom Hanks, Bradley Cooper or… Clint Eastwood) is normally not a big draw. The last Eastwood film without any of those faces in front of the camera to gross over million was 2003’s Mystic River. But the last of his films to open as weak as Jewell ( million) was, ironically, True Crime, back in 1999. Eastwood the actor only drew a .27 million opening for that February release, which went on to gross just .64 million. His Best Picture nominee, Letters from Iwo Jima, made just .75 million. Jewell may still find itself grossing over million, but it will rank as one of the lowest-grossing wide releases of his career and one of the bigger losers, given its million budget.Then there is Black Christmas, the second remake of Bob Clark’s first great Christmas film from 1974. The 2006 remake opened to just .72 million and finished with .27 million. The 2019 version did not do much better, with a .4 million start after what turned out to be an against-the-odds projection of -12 million. Horror has not been a popular genre to release in December, and the numbers show why. Going all the way back to 1981, only three horror films have opened to more than million in December (Scream 2, Krampus, and the 1998 remake of Psycho) and only four horror films have grossed over million (Scream, Scream 2, Krampus, and Dracula 2000.) In Blumhouse fashion, the budget for Black Christmas was only million, so it is not some major financial disaster, but if it fails to reach the million benchmark set by the 2006 remake (Rotten at 14%), that has to stand as a big disappointment.The Top 10 and Beyond: Frozen II Hangs on, Uncut Gems and Bombshell Are Solid in Limited TheatersThe champion of the past three weeks fell to second place, as Frozen II missed becoming the 45th film to gross more than million in its fourth weekend of wide release, though its .18 million raised its tally to 6.54 million, which is the 19th best ever after 24 days. That s about million higher than The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had back in 2013, when it was the original Frozen’s November partner in grossing 0 million. Frozen II’s fourth weekend is also around million more so we should expect no less than 0 million domestic in its pocket by the end of its run. Most importantly, though, Frozen II has become Disney’s 6th film this year to cross the billion-dollar mark which makes it the 38th highest-grossing film ever, and it will ultimately join the Top 25. The original Frozen currently ranks 15th, with .274 billion. Frozen II is only 2 million behind right now.Then we have two films making their runs toward 0 million. Ford v Ferrari is nearly there after another .14 million this weekend. Its total stands at .2 million domestic, but it is the 5 million global tally that lingers for Fox, as that is still around million behind where it needs to be to recoup its costs. Rian Johnson’s Knives Out is already into profit for Lionsgate and is now just trying to leg it out to the milestone. With .8 million so far, the murder mystery is hitching a ride on the numbers that Creed had at this point, within a million behind of both it’s 19-day tally and its third weekend. Creed finished with 9 million. That is a number that Ferrari is also headed towards and even with Knives a few million behind its pace it looks like it should still cross the finish line and may even pass Ferrari worldwide as it currently has 2 million.Benny and Josh Safdie’s Uncut Gems (92%) with Adam Sandler had a stellar showing in just five theaters grossing 5,498. While that is the second best per-theater-average of the year (5,099) behind just Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite (8,072 in each of three theaters), it is the fourth-best ever for a film released in five theaters. Only La La Land (1,104), The Master (6,311), and Brokeback Mountain (7,425) opened better. Gems also just missed a personal best PTA for A24, passing such notable titles as Lady Bird (,109) and this year’s The Farewell (,916), but was just behind Moonlight (0,519) as the all-time champion. We will see if the estimates come out higher on Monday. The studio’s ,000+ PTAs have all grossed at least .3 million. The Safdies last film, Good Time with Robert Pattinson, grossed a total of .02 million.The list of four-theater openings is a little steeper, but Jay Roach’s Bombshell nevertheless had a solid showing this weekend. With 2,000 the Fox News sexual harassment expose became the 15th best opening within that group ahead. Among the top 15 films in that group, 11 of them were nominated for Best Picture (with The Farewell TBD) including the aforementioned American Sniper (the all-time champ with 3,667) and Moonlight, which went on to win the Oscar, as did Birdman (4,397).Terrence Malick’s latest, A Hidden Life, had a less than great showing with just ,000 in five theaters. That comes between his last two narrative releases, Song to Song (,559 / Rotten at 43%) and Knight of Cups (,551 / Rotten at 47%), which were only in four theaters initially. A Hidden Life’s PTA (,400) is the director’s third lowest since his return to cinema in 1998 with The Thin Red Line and could be second lowest if the estimates fall. This has to be cited as a big disappointment for Fox Searchlight, who released the three-hour film featuring his first positive score with critics (78%) since The Tree of Life in 2011.This Time Last Year: Spider-Verse Swings into First Place(Photo by Sony Pictures Animation)The Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature first took the #1 spot at the box office this weekend. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse opened to .36 million, doubling the take by Clint Eastwood’s The Mule, which began with .50 million. In turn, Eastwood’s film more than doubled the start of Mortal Engines (.55 million) which ultimately barely doubled its opening weekend to become one of the biggest bombs of 2018. Both Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Ralph Breaks the Internet passed 0 million, and Creed II got over 0 million. James Wan’s Aquaman earned .9 million in special previews and that was good enough to grab the tenth slot on the list. Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk opened to 4,476 in four theaters, which amounted to the eighth best per-theater-average of the year. The Top Ten films grossed 1.64 million and averaged 67% on the Tomatometer.This year’s Top Ten grossed an estimated 2.24 Million and averaged 76.7% with critics.On the Vine: Jumanji Is Back, Along with a Slew of Awards Hopefuls(Photo by © Lucasfilm)The week fans both young and old have been waiting decades for is finally here: The big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats arrives to storm the box office with its blend of live-action FX wizardry and angel-like lyrics. All kidding aside, while that all remains to be seen, it is also the week that the Skywalker Saga comes to an end. For years, fans all over the world have been anticipating the conclusion of the nine-film arc that George Lucas hinted at so many years ago. And now Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Episode IX of the series, arrives and will undoubtedly be one of the biggest hits of 2019 and ultimately give Disney its 7th billion-dollar film of the year and push their grosses to over billion.The Full Top 10: December 13-15Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) 71% – .1 million (.1 million total)Frozen II (2019) 78% – .18 million (6.54 million total)Knives Out (2019) 97% – .25 million (.91 million total)Richard Jewell (2019) 77% – million ( million total)Black Christmas (2019) 39% – .42 million (.42 million total)Ford v Ferrari (2019) 92% – .14 million (.12 million total)Queen & Slim (2019) 83% – .6 million (.17 million total)A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) 95% – .35 million (.32 million total)Dark Waters (2019) 89% – (.89 million total)21 Bridges (2019) 54% – .19 million (.36 million total)
This March showcases returning seasons of prestige dramas (Ozark, My Brilliant Friend, Westworld), anticipated reboots (Amazing Stories), fan-favorite minority stories (On My Block, One Day at a Time), and half-hour comedies (Better Things, Brockmire). All that and more in this month’s binge guide below. Better Things 97% (FX)What it is: The semi-autobiographical, humanistic half-hour dramedy is not new terrain for television. But Better Things stands out from the pack thanks to Pamela Adlon, who stars as a version of herself, Sam Fox — a single mother to three daughters who is juggling life as a working actor in Hollywood.Why you should watch it: Adlon is an Emmy Award–winning voiceover artist for King of the Hill and Golden Globe and Emmy nominee for starring on and creating FX’s Better Things. Her series is an emotional concoction of dry witticisms and familial love unlike anything else on TV. The fact that it’s one of the most realistic portrayals of single motherhood to grace the small screen is just the cherry on top. Season 4 premieres March 5 on FX.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 14 hours (for the first three seasons)Amazing Stories 40% (Apple TV+)What it is: This now-classic but short-lived Emmy-winning sci-fi and fantasy series from creator Steven Spielberg not only featured a who’s-who cast of guest stars each week enlivening bold and boundary-pushing television, but it also helped further establish Spielberg’s bold and boundary-pushing filmmaking career as one of the auteurs of his age, sci-fi or otherwise.Why you should watch it: The newly rebooted series takes inspiration from the original Amazing Stories to transport streaming audiences to never before seen worlds and creations. Spielberg serves as executive producer. The new series premieres March 6 on Apple TV+.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google PlayCommitment: Approx. 20 hours (for the original two seasons)On My Block 92% (Netflix)What it is: This hit dramedy with critics and audiences alike from creators Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft follows a teen quartet played by relative newcomers Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray, and Diego Tinoco as they navigate high school hallways set in a very real inner-city world.Why you should watch it: What’s groundbreaking about On My Block is its articulation of everyday coming-of-age hiccups (first loves, first heartbreaks, shifting friendships, growing parental pains, party culture, and more) through the lens of a world not often depicted onscreen. A rivetingly talented and diverse young cast set in the heart of inner-city Los Angeles truly takes the series’ international audience to the confined intimacies of a single American block — and all that entails. Season 3 premieres March 11 on Netflix.Where to watch: NetflixCommitment: Approx. 10 hours (for the first two seasons)Elite 97% (Netflix)What it is: This Spanish-language thriller series from creators Darío Madrona and Carlos Montero follows three teens from working class families — Samuel (Itzan Escamilla), Nadia (Mina El Hammani), and Christian (Miguel Herrán) — who, after their school collapses, are enrolled on scholarship at a prestigious private school.Why you should watch it: With Elite, it’s all in the name. But what begins as a socially-tinged story of the haves and have-nots, as Samuel, Nadia, and Christian assimilate into their new school primed with society’s elite, eventually builds to a lurid and soapy murder mystery — with streaming-only sex appeal to spare. Season 3 premieres March 13 on Netflix.Where to watch: NetflixCommitment: Approx. 13 hours (for the first two seasons)Westworld 81% (HBO)What it is: In this hit series, the titular Westworld is a vacation destination for regular men and women to live out their most elaborate — and at times, sickening — fantasies in a Wild West–inspired society manipulated by behind-the-scenes programmers and otherwise populated by artificially intelligent hosts. The series’ main action begins, however, when Westworld’s hosts begin realizing they may have more control over their false reality than they think. Why you should watch it: Has any other new series of the last five years excited and divided critics and audiences in quite the same way as Westworld? Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s HBO debut marks one of the most thought-provoking, epic sci-fi dramas seen on the pay cable channel to date. Matched with its ambition are breathtaking performances from Hollywood heavy-hitters as varied as Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, Ed Harris, and now Aaron Paul. Season 3 (finally) premieres March 15 on HBO.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, HBO Now, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 20 hours (for the first two seasons)My Brilliant Friend 96% (HBO)What it is: Based on the beloved first installment of Italian author Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels series, My Brilliant Friend begins with the disappearance of Lila Cerullo. The vanishing inspires her lifelong friend, Elena Greco, to reflect on the early days that brought the two girls of different backgrounds together 50 years prior in Naples. Why you should watch it: My Brilliant Friend’s first season became a bit of an international phenomenon upon its first season’s November 2018 premiere — and what’s not to love? Transporting period-specific sets and costumes; impeccable performances from the multi-generational actors playing the central pair of lifelong friends; an entrancing, time-hopping story told from the perspective of one of the most compelling first-person narrators to come around the small screen in some time — it all made for appointment television, and we imagine its second installment, titled My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name, will have that in spades. Season 2 premieres March 16 on HBO.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, HBO Now, MicrosoftCommitment: Approx. 8 hours (for the first season)Brockmire 98% (IFC)What it is: After suffering a public meltdown in the aftermath of his wife’s string of affairs, nationally acclaimed sports announcer Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria) turns to drugs and alcohol to cope. Then one day, 10 years later, he decides to pick himself up, move to a small town, and get back to work calling games for the minor league Morristown Frackers.Why you should watch it: Six-time Emmy winner Azaria is perhaps best known for his voice work on The Simpsons, but it’s always a pleasure to watch him get to work in front of the camera. The laughs still land. To watch his growth through the titular Brockmire’s character arc in the first three seasons is simply great (and easily binge-able) comedic TV — and that’s not to mention the firecracker energy Amanda Peet brings as Azaria’s co-lead. Season 4 premieres March 18 on IFC.Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 10 hours (for the first three seasons)One Day at a Time 99% (Pop)What it is: A remake of Norman Lear’s long-running 1975 sitcom of the same name, what began as Netflix’s little comedy that could is now making its grand, fan-pushed return on Pop. Stars like Justina Machado and West Side Story Oscar winner Rita Moreno all returning to continue telling the story of three generations of a Cuban-American family as they live under the same roof. Why you should watch it: Few series today are as un-cornily heartwarming, funny, and timely as this long-in-the-making reboot. Each new season renewal, however, has come with a photo-finish, down-to-the-wire announcement, and when Netflix announced it was pulling the plug after season 3, fans corralled around it and it got saved by Pop (best known as the home of Schitt’s Creek). That fourth season premieres March 24.Where to watch: NetflixCommitment: Approx. 19 hours (for the first three seasons)Ozark 81% (Netflix)What it is: Ozark, from creators Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, is the story of Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman, who’s also attached as director and executive producer), a financial adviser in Chicago who’s been laundering money for the cartel with his partner for years. But despite his meek, follow-the-leader personality, Marty talks his way out of a death sentence when things go awry with his crime boss and moves his family — including wife Wendy (Laura Linney) — to the Ozarks to keep the dealings afloat and the family alive.Why you should watch it: Ozark isn’t the first series of its kind to portray good people doing bad things, but it’s about as good as those series come. The Emmy-winning series brings bleakness to the deceptive beauty of the Ozarks, and it establishes Bateman as so much more than the comedic actor most know him as today. Even more than just a vehicle for Bateman, however, it’s an ensemble drama (with an equally stellar Laura Linney and Julia Garner, no less) that tackles the power of wealth and greed, human nature, and the ties that bind within family and beyond. Season 3 premieres March 27 on Netflix.Where to watch: NetflixCommitment: Approx. 21 hours (for the first two seasons)Like this? 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(Photo by © Warner Bros. )Space Jam: A New Legacy is no Jurassic World, but never underestimate the appeal of a film that has become a generational security blanket. Twenty-five years after the release of the original Space Jam movie, the sequel has topped the box office and given some hope to a family box office market struggling to bring kids ineligible for vaccinations back to the theaters. (Not to mention that other added barrier: the convenience of family films like Space Jam: A New Legacy being available to stream at home.) This week was a more than solid opening for A New Legacy, but is it just another front-loaded event picture that will leave its studio wishing for more?King of the Crop: A New Legacy Hopes to Go Strong For All Four Quarters After Blistering Opening First, let’s go to the charts. Space Jam: A New Legacy opened in first this weekend with .7 million. That is the fifth best opening of the year – just ahead of WB’s Godzilla vs. Kong’s .6 million, if the estimates hold (and GvK had a two-day head start). That is also the best family-oriented opening of 2021, surpassing even Cruella’s four-day Memorial Day opening of .5 million. LeBron James fans may even point out that it is better than the .5 million start that Michael Jordan’s Space Jam kicked off with back in 1996. Though with inflation that was about a .6 million opening and the movie went on to make more than 6 million. (At the time of its release, that was the fifth best opening of 1996, but the movie dropped to seventh in subsequent weeks when Star Trek: First Contact and the live-action 101 Dalmatians opened bigger.)GOAT debate aside, there was not a lot of chatter that Space Jam was going to dethrone Black Widow in its second weekend after a record-breaking pandemic opening. And yet here we are. But long term is the question now, with watchers wondering whether A New Legacy will join the exclusive company of 0 million films. So far it has taken at least a million opening to achieve the ranks of 0 million. By next week we will have three films in that bracket: A Quiet Place Part II, F9, and Black Widow. Godzilla vs. Kong is still a bit of an anomaly in that it had very little competition; it was in the top 5 for six weeks and the top 10 for 10 weeks, and it still stands at just 0.5 million.(Photo by ©2021 Disney Enterprises)The good news for Jam is that family films, while not breaking the bank, have been pretty consistent in bringing in audiences post-opening weekend. Raya and the Last Dragon had a disappointing .5 million start back in March, but is now up to over million (or 6.42 times its opening). Cruella and Peter Rabbit 2 were at 3.82x and 3.83x their openings entering this weekend and The Boss Baby: Family Business is approaching getting over the 3x hump. Cruella’s number, though a far cry from being a success against is budget, is interesting given its availability on Disney+ via Premier Access. The Boss Baby sequel may be a better gauge for A New Legacy, given it is also available as part of a streaming subscription (Peacock) with no extra cost. As of this weekend the film is at a 2.76 multiplier, but also opened to just a bit more than half of A New Legacy’s start. Can this be the second Warner Bros./HBO Max title to reach 0 million – after Godzilla vs. Kong? A new generation will tell.The Top 10 and Beyond: Black Widow Has Big Second-Weekend Drop, But Still Aims for 0 MillionMarvel’s Black Widow reached one high peak already during the pandemic box office, which means it had the furthest to fall too. Its 67.2% drop from its opening of million down to .3 million this weekend was the third-highest drop of the year for a wide release after Mortal Kombat fell 73.2% and Demon Slayer fell 69% in the same weekend. The positives still outweigh the setback, though, as the film managed to gross over 5 million in its first full week and will eventually be passing both F9 and A Quiet Place Part II to become the highest-grossing film (domestically) of the pandemic so far.But is a 0 million total now in jeopardy? The film has fallen behind the pace of Ant-Man and the Wasp already, which had 3 million after 10 days with a million second weekend – it finished with 6 million. Black Widow is at 2 million and could actually become the first July release to have over 0 million in its first 10 days and not reach the 0 million milestone. Disney also chose not to report its Premier Access numbers this week.(Photo by ©Universal Pictures)Checking in on the films that Widow is chasing for the top spot, we have F9 making .6 million this weekend, driving its total to 4.8 million after 24 days of release. Last week, we put the film in line with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which had 0.5 million in the bank after an .9 million fourth weekend. Somewhere around that film’s total haul of 2 million still looks right and F9 continues to lead the way internationally with over 1 million to date. A Quiet Place Part II just finished a seven-week stay in the top 5 and is still holding onto a narrow lead over F9 with 5 million. In many ways this is the truest success story of the pandemic so far. An exclusive theatrical run from Memorial Day weekend through last weekend and a consistent audience that is going to drive it to over 0 million: This is the film most deserving of the “theaters are back” title.The other sequel unleashed in theaters this week, Escape Room: Tournament of Champions, grossed just .8 million this weekend. That is down nearly million from the .2 million the first film did when it became a modest hit in January 2019, finishing with million. The critical consensus on the Escape Room sequel is not so far off from the original, with a Tomatometer of 42% compared to the first film s 51%. It s worth noting that franchise horror has been going lower and lower in terms of box office pull this summer since A Quiet Place Part II opened to .5 million. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It did .1 million the week after Quiet Place opened, then The Forever Purge started with .5 million a month later. Lest we not forget Spiral starting with just .7 million in mid-May. The third Conjuring film was the only one of the bunch not exclusive to theaters upon opening. An original horror film, M. Night Shyamalan s Old, will test the audience’s thirst this upcoming week and the genre could reclaim the number 1 slot.(Photo by © NEON)Opening in 927 theaters was the acclaimed but controversial documentary Roadrunner about Anthony Bourdain, which took in .9 million or about as much as Apollo 11 opened to in just 120 theaters in 2019. In only 552 theaters is Pig, with Nicolas Cage as a truffle hunter searching for his stolen companion. It scrounged up 5,000 for a ,712 per-screen-average compared to Roadrunner’s ,000. A24’s Zola is out of the top 10, but is up to .2 million with another 0,000 this weekend.On the Vine: M. Night Shyamalan Returns To Battle Henry Golding in Action ModeNext week, M. Night Shyamalan turns the Fountain of Youth – or its complete opposite – into the Beach in his latest thriller, Old. Its challenger for the week is the latest in the G.I. Joe series, an origin story for Snake Eyes with Henry Golding stepping into the role. It could make for an interesting box office battle, one that is rife with potential for both major surprise and crushing disappointment.Full List of Box Office Results: July 16-18, 2021
既然航仔奥拉夫这么强，定然是有着一定的参考价值的。LOL手游中的奥拉夫和端游的玩法相同。航仔的奥拉夫符文方面为征服者、凶蛮和神灵行者。出装的话黑切、鞋子（附魔正义荣耀）、血手、魔抗、蓝盾以及LOL手游中性价比极高的复活甲。LOL手游的玩家们可以参考一下。 me.Buzz, Woody, and the Gang Just Got Put Back In Their Box(Photo by Annapurna Pictures)“Well, I’m flabbergasted,” admitted Missing Link co-director Chris Butler when he accepted the award for Best Feature – Animated with co-director Arianne Sutner. So were we. This was Toy Story 4’s award to lose: The Certified Fresh Pixar sequel is considered a lock for the Oscar in the category, and was a huge smash with audiences and critics. But it was the underseen Missing Link, the stop-motion Big Foot movie from Kubo and the Two Strings and Coraline studio Laika, that won the Golden Globe and made this year’s animation races a touch more exciting moving forward.Tom Hanks Doesn t Usually Get This Emotional, He SwearsTom Hanks proved why he’s the most liked person in Hollywood (the world?), delivering one of the night’s most moving speeches while receiving the Cecil B. DeMille award from Charlize Theron for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” Hanks started things off emotionally, struggling to speak as he shouted out his wife and five kids, then delivered some laughs (to Scorsese: “Boy, let’s see the outtakes from that movie, by the way”), before closing with a few more almost-tears (“I have checked the gate”). “I swear to God I’m not nearly this emotional at home,” he said at one point. We’re glad he let himself go this time.President Barack Obama Is on Fleabag s Naughty ListIn her acceptance speech for Fleabag’s win for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, series creator Waller-Bridge reminded everyone that she’s as much of a fan of President Barack Obama as he is of her show.“Personally, I’d like to also thank Obama for putting us on his list,” Waller-Bridge said, referring to the president s end-of-the year list. “And as some of you may know, he’s always been on mine. And if you don’t get that joke, please watch season 1 of Fleabag really, really quickly.”The NSFW scene she s talking about can be seen on YouTube.Next up are my favorite movies and TV shows of 2019. Of course, there’s also American Factory, a film from our own production company, Higher Ground, that was recently shortlisted for an Oscar. Here’s the full list: pic.twitter.com/PEcgwotcxm Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 29, 20191917 Shakes Up Awards Season With Two Jaw-Dropping WinsThere was no direction needed for Sam Mendes to act genuinely shocked after winning Best Director – Motion Picture for 1917: he was visibly shook. So was much of the room, who were likely expecting Quentin Tarantino, Bong Joon-ho, or the man Mendes himself said in his speech stands above all others, Martin Scorsese, to take the prize. Mendes’ win for Best Director was only the beginning of a surprisingly good night for his WWI drama. The movie would go on to win for Best Motion Picture – Drama, too, beating out The Irishman and Marriage Story. Opening wide in theaters next week, a strong showing at the Box Office could put the film in the frontrunner seat for Best Picture at the Oscars.And Olivia Got A Little Boozy, AgainAfter confessing she got bladdered at last year s Oscars, Olivia Colman confessed – on stage – she was a bit boozy tonight when she won her award for Best Performance By An Actress In a Television Series – Drama for The Crown. We thank her for the helpful reminder – on behalf of a number of presenters and recipients this evening – the booze was flowing in the ballroom.Are you as obsessed with awards as we are? Check out our Awards Leaderboard for 2019/2020.
(Photo by Murray Close/TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved./courtesy Everett Collection)All James McAvoy Movies RankedJames McAvoy got his start in British comedies and dramas, working in ensembles like Bright Young Things and TV s Shameless, while taking the lead early in Starter for 10. His role as hirsute satyr Mr. Tumnus in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe got him major exposure, and an in with the young crowd. McAvoy started to pick up awards attention while on the peripheral in the Forrest Whitaker-starring The Last King of Scotland, a fitting fate considering the observer character he played in that Idi Amin biopic. The Best Picture-nominated Atonement quickly followed. But it was his role in the raucous Wanted that proved his breakthrough, and that maybe McAvoy could hack it in action blockbuster world. This led to his most iconic role yet, that of Professor X as the X-Men sidewined into the past with First Class. His matchup against Michael Fassbender s Magneto remains among the most engaging hero/villain feuds in superhero cinema. 2019 was one of his busier years, appearing in three movies, all sequels wrapping up their franchises: Dark Phoenix, IT Chapter Two, and Glass. With that, we re ranked all James McAvoy movies by Tomatometer!