We re just going to say it: The TRON: Legacy soundtrack is one of the best pieces of movie music to grace theaters in decades. Scored entirely by legendary French electronic duo Daft Punk, it seamlessly combines more typical orchestral fanfare with the their signature synthwavey staccatos, and the result is both modern and sophisticated. There are moody synths and percussion moments like the theme of the movie s villain, and much of the score sounds like it was recorded using sounds from an actual computer.But Daft Punk don t let their reputation and background define their work on the film. Sure, they pull from their signature repertoire for the banger of a dance track that plays during their big cameo scene, but they also demonstrate a knack for big, emotional pieces that feel fully operatic, like an even moodier version of John Carpenter if he worked with an 85-piece orchestra. The whole album is a fantastic listen from beginning to end, and it likely saw heavy rotation in the collections of more than just film score nerds.The Film Is a Giant Allegory for Movie Sequels(Photo by ©Walt Disney Pictures)Though the plot of both Tron and Tron: Legacy are simple at their cores, they both keep their big allegories just barely hidden beneath the surface. The original film was about a world of anthropomorphic computer programs waiting for the day a human user would arrive and save them from the evil program ruling over them; when Flynn enters the Grid and does exactly that, he s regarded as a god. Legacy centers on Flynn s reunion with his son Sam (Garrett Hedlund), but the film utilizes that reunion to tell a story about Flynn the god and his creation, and likewise about a movie sequel and its predecessor.When Legacy reintroduces the audience to Flynn, he s living in exile in the Grid, cast out from its society by Clu — a program created in young Flynn s own image. Clu s entire purpose was to realize Flynn s vision of a perfect system; he s a reflection of a young Flynn s hubris and pride. So it makes sense that Clu would then try to purge everything he saw as imperfect — including his creator. In turn, Clu tries to be the creator of his own world by tearing everything down and building it back up to his liking, by eradicating the programs known as isomorphic algorithms or just ISOs and brainwashing everyone else into following him. Clu may be severely misguided, but his entire reason for existence was to carry out his creator s very specific bidding.In many ways, this creator/creation relationship is a mirror of the father/son one between Flynn and Sam. In the first act, we see Sam refuse to take his rightful place at his father s company s board, pranking them instead by stealing new products and releasing them for free before pulling a Batman-like escape from the building complex. Like Sam, Tron: Legacy also had to make its own name in the shadow of its predecessor s legend. Trying to please fans of the original while offering something to new audiences is a near impossible standard to meet, and the film itself seems to anticipate any blowback in the form of Clu — a creation that did everything its creator wanted and yet failed to please him.The Scenery-Chewing Is Delicious(Photo by ©Walt Disney Pictures)One of the biggest changes made in Tron: Legacy was Jeff Bridges portrayal of Flynn. In the original, he wasn t a hero. He went into the Grid to find evidence of a colleague stealing his code, but he didn t care for the programs. The fact that, mathematically, Sam should have already been born by the time of the first film but never appeared in it is a clever bit of retconning to make Flynn even more of an absentee jerk. But when we see him again in Tron: Legacy, he s part Steve Jobs, part The Dude from The Big Lebowski. And who doesn t love The Dude?Kevin Flynn turned from an ambitious programmer to a wise sage who won t abide people messing with my Zen thing, who reminisces about jamming and appreciates the miracle of bio-digital jazz. Bridges is clearly having fun with the character and the legacy the audience has in their head.Meanwhile, Michael Sheen shows up for a short but very memorable role as the shadowy nightclub owner Zuse, a digital love child of Ziggy Stardust and Frank-N-Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. who swings his cane traipses through the End of the Line club fight scene like a cackling vaudevillian. It s as if he dropped in from the set of another film entirely, but somehow, it just works.It Manages to Recapture the Visual Marvel of the Original(Photo by Douglas Curran/©Walt Disney Pictures)The original Tron was praised for its groundbreaking use of computer-generated visuals, paving the way for everything from Pixar movies to Avengers: Endgame. Though Tron: Legacy suffers a bit from the uncanny valley effect when it comes to Clu, the film still manages to present a massive, vibrant world of its own.Remember the disc fights from the original Tron? The sequel reimagines them by amping everything up to 11 with high-flying acrobatics and pristine derezzing effects. Remember the then-revolutionary light cycle races? Legacy takes the concept three-dimensional with a huge set piece that twists and turns on a multi-level racetrack and even finds time to work in a dogfighting sequence that feels straight out of Star Wars.But the film also ventures beyond the Grid and depicts a sprawling, apocalyptic world with busy, shadowy streets and alleyways, vast deserts, and otherworldly mountains. Watching the light cycles for the first time may not be as groundbreaking as it was in 1982, but Tron: Legacy takes full advantage of the technological advancements of the past few decades to present a cutting-edge world you would want to live in. The film is glossy and designed to the teeth, and a decade after its release, it s still one of the slickest, most visually spectacular films to look at.Tron: Legacy was released in theaters on December 17, 2010.Thumbnail image by ©Walt Disney PicturesOn an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News. Gates and engage in more historical nonsense. Let’s hope Disney forks over another 0 million so he can finish the trilogy, whether that happens in theaters or on Disney+.4. SEAN BEAN LIVES! (Photo by (c) Touchstone courtesy Everett Collection)We’ve been programmed to accept that Sean Bean always dies in a spectacular fashion (e.g., Goldeneye ouch), and when his Ian Howe doesn’t fall prey to a Templar trap or an ancient catapult in National Treasure, it’s beautifully unexpected. While it would have been appropriate for Gates to let loose a one-liner something like “I’ll treasure this moment” or “Prepare to meet your forefathers” as he sent Howe to an elaborate death, it doesn’t happen. In the end, Howe is simply arrested, which leaves him on the chessboard for future installments.After watching Bean die in (spoilers ahead!) Game of Thrones, Black Death, Equilibrium, Don’t Say a Word, The Island, Patriot Games, and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, just to name a few, it’s nice to know one of his fictional characters is still alive. Early scenes between Ben and Ian show us that the two genuinely like each other, and Ian isn’t happy about his sudden heel turn. As the film progresses, Ian turns out to be a suitable antagonist who is always one step behind, but never far. Plus, the more you watch the the movie, the more you begin to like Howe s henchmen, namely Phil, Shaw, Powell, and Shippen, if only because they seem friendly with Ben, and they aren’t completely terrible at being henchmen.5. IT HELPED FILL THE INDIANA JONES VOID(Photo by (c) Touchstone courtesy Everett Collection)Smack dab in between The Mummy Returns and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, and four years before Indiana Jones helped coin the term “nuking the fridge” in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, National Treasure filled a much needed void. The constant travel, puzzle solving, justified thievery, and ancient treasures satiated our thirst for globetrotting adventure; from grounded ships in the Arctic to the reflecting pool in Washington D.C., the frantic pace and constant clues made the most of a proven crowd-pleasing formula.Throw in the fact that Benjamin Franklin Gates, Patrick Gates, and John Adams Gates (Christopher Plummer) are named after American forefathers, and you have a movie that embraces history and isn’t subtle about it. Plus, the 0 million budget, the use of actual landmark locations, and the wonderful production design by Norris Spencer ensured the film would age surprisingly well over time. These types of films don’t really exist anymore, and that’s one of the reasons why we still love it now. Also, we think Indy himself would approve of the way Gates and his crew made sure the treasure was shared with the world, because “it belongs in a museum!”National Treasure was released on November 19, 2004.
从英雄联盟手游这轮的测试结果来看，这次的内测全方位超出了所有人的预期。因为之前在上一轮测试的时候，玩家基本上都能够参与其中。反而是在这次超燃测试的时候，资格号竟然成了一个问题，这就证明英雄联盟手游的知名度相较于之前有了大幅度提升。毕竟很多玩家之前在国际服当中都已经体验到了这款游戏的魅力，认为这款游戏操作、画质、配音等方面都是MOBA游戏中的顶配！倩女幽魂装备抽冰This Week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Ant-Man 3, Thor: Love and Thunder, and the Madonna biopic.This WEEK S TOP STORYLOVECRAFT COUNTRY S JONATHAN MAJORS CAST AS MAJOR ANT-MAN 3 VILLAIN(Photo by The Washington Post/Getty Images)Although the Marvel Comics characters are now all under the same corporate banner, the many years during which 20th Century Fox had the rights to Fantastic Four and X-Men had a very deep impact on how the Marvel Cinematic Universe was initially shaped. Specifically for The Avengers, some of their major villains were actually first introduced in Fantastic Four issues, so technically, it was Fox that had the rights to those characters. For example, that s ostensibly why the Skrulls were replaced by the Chitauri in The Avengers (although they were eventually available for Captain Marvel). Another major Avengers villain who was off limits was the time-travelling Kang the Conqueror, who was a Fox property because he is a future descendant of Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four (it should be noted that Kang s background is super convoluted and includes stories in which he s actually Reed s father). Marvel made a major move towards incorporating Kang the Conqueror into the MCU this week by casting Jonathan Majors, the star of HBO s Lovecraft Country, as a major villain in Ant-Man 3 that most sources are speculating will indeed be Kang the Conqueror. Kang is an obvious natural fit to be introduced in Ant-Man 3, as Paul Rudd s Scott Lang has already helped introduce time travel elements, most notably in Avengers: Endgame. Film and comics journalists were, of course, quick to start writing their Who is Kang the Conqueror? and What does Kang the Conqueror mean for the MCU? pieces. There is no current release date for Ant-Man 3, but the delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic suggest that it probably won t come out until sometime in 2023 (or late 2022 at the very earliest).Other Top Headlines1. CHRIS HEMSWORTH DEFINITELY NOT GIVING UP PLAYING THOR ANYTIME SOON (Photo by Jay Maidment/©Walt Disney Studios)Whenever Thor: Love and Thunder comes out (tentatively 2/11/2022, depending upon the COVID-19 pandemic), it will make Thor the first MCU character to receive a fourth solo film (Captain America and Iron Man both stopped at three films each). One of the most publicized details about Thor: Love and Thunder has been the revelation that Natalie Portman will be returning as her Jane Foster character, who, as in the comics, will be come the new female incaration of Thor. That has understandably led some fans to speculate that Chris Hemsworth would therefore be retiring his run as the character, but this week, in an interview, he responded to that theory very directly. Hemsworth said, Are you crazy?! I m not going into any retirement period. Thor is far too young for that. He s only 1,500 years old. It s definitely not a film that I say goodbye to this brand. At least I hope so. It s also worth noting that in the comics and at the end of Avengers: Endgame, Thor has sometimes traveled with the Guardians of the Galaxy, so it s possible that even if Portman takes over one version of Thor, Hemsworth could continue as another. In related news, Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black, Perry Mason) was cast this week as Bruce Banner s lawyer cousin She-Hulk in the upcoming Disney+ series. It s not yet been confirmed whether She-Hulk might someday cross over into the MCU movies, but several other of the shows (such as the first two, WandaVision and The Falcon and Winter Soldier) obviously do. In the comics, She-Hulk has been a member of various versions of The Avengers (including the all-female A-Force team) and also had a long run in the 1980s as a member of the Fantastic Four.2. MADONNA TO DIRECT HER OWN MUSICAL BIOPIC (Photo by Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)Although there have obviously been dozens (hundreds?) of major biopics about major celebrities, it is relatively uncommon for the film s subject to be directly involved besides possibly as a producer or screenwriter. There have been a handful of films in which where the celebrity played themselves, but the only movie that this writer can think of that the star subject actually directed was Richard Pryor s Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling (and even that film was a fictionalized version of Pryor s life). Of course, Madonna has sort of made an entire career out of doing things differently (which is in itself a biopic trope ), and so the news was not really that surprising this week that she will be directing her own biopic. The Univeral Pictures project doesn t yet have a title (though Material Girl seems like an obvious choice?), or a confirmed star to actually play the young Madonna (though recent rumors speculated Ozark star Julia Garner might have it after Madonna started following Garner on Instagram). We ve known that Madonna was working on something for a few months now, because earlier this year, Madonna revealed that she and Juno (Certified Fresh at 94%) screenwriter Diablo Cody were working on a project during their COVID-19 quarantine time. It s not yet known if Madonna will be writing any new music for her biopic, or if the actress playing her will do her own singing in the role.3. CHRIS ROCK WRITING SCREENPLAY FOR DAVE CHAPPELE AND SNL PAL ADAM SANDLER (Photo by Kristin Callahan, Priscilla Grant, Jason Smith/Everett Collection)Since the show first started in the 1970s, the success of Saturday Night Live has led to an unintended division of sorts between comedians and comic actors: the SNL alumni and everybody else. One comedian who didn t graduate from the long-running NBC institution is Dave Chappelle, who instead starred in his own popular sketch show, Chappelle s Show, from 2003 to 2006. Chris Rock, on the other hand, is a former SNL star who frequently works with his old SNL pals, including Adam Sandler and David Spade. It appears that Rock wants to bring Chappelle into that fold, because the former revealed this week that he has written a new screenplay that he is giddy about that he hopes he can co-star in alongside both Dave Chappelle and Adam Sandler. Rock didn t get into any details about the story, and it s also not yet known if this would be a feature film, or possibly part of Adam Sandler s ongoing Netflix package deals.4. ANIME BOX OFFICE CHAMP YOUR NAME GETTING LIVE-ACTION REMAKE(Photo by ©FUNimation)If you d like to stump one of your anime-loving friends, you could ask them if they know what film currently holds the all-time box office record for an anime feature film. The answer is not any of the obvious guesses, like, say, a Hayao Miyazaki or Studio Ghibli film (though Spirited Away is indeed #2), a Pokemon movie, or a beloved futuristic sci-fi film like Akira or Ghost in the Shell. Nope, with over 8 million worldwide box office, that film is 2016 s Your Name (Certified Fresh at 98%) (released in the USA in 2017), Makoto Shinkai s romantic fantasy about a young couple who seek to rediscover each other after briefly swapping bodies, Freaky style. An English-language live-action remake of Your Name is now in active development, with Toho and J.J. Abrams Bad Robot production company co-producing for Paramount Pictures. Lee Isaac Chung, who won both the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award at this year s Sundance Film Festival with his film Minari (Fresh at 100%), is already signed to direct and rewrite the Your Name remake, based off an earlier screenplay draft by Emily V. Gordon (co-writer of The Big Sick, Certified Fresh at 98%). Minari was picked up by A24 for release in the USA, but its release appears to have been held back in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.5. SARAH SNOOK TO STAR IN NEW ADAPTATION OF JANE AUSTEN S PERSUASION(Photo by Graeme Hunter/HBO)Movies based on the works of Jane Austen have never really gone out of style, but just within the last few years, we ve gotten new adaptations like Love Friendship (Certified Fresh at 97%), Emma. (Certified Fresh at 87%), and although it wasn t a direct adaptation, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Rotten at 45%). Jane Austen s last novel, published posthumously in 1817, was Persuasion, and like most of her work, it has been adapted for film and TV several times, though arguably not as famously as her first five novels (Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Northanger Abbey). The two most famous versions of Persuasion were both produced for television (in 1995 and in 2007), but now Fox Searchlight is preparing a full feature film version. Australian actress Sarah Snook, who is probably currently best known for HBO s Succession (for which she s nominated for an Emmy this year) is now signed to star in Persuasion, which will be directed by Mahalia Belo in her feature film debut from a screenplay by Jessica Swale (Summerland, Certified Fresh at 76%). Snook will play the lead, Anne Elliot, who is forced to reconcile her feelings when the naval officer she once rejected returns to England as a celebrated and wealthy ship s captain (that role is yet to be cast).6. PETER DINKLAGE S TO PRODUCE AND STAR IN PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER KEITH (Photo by HBO)Peter Dinklage really has been staying quite busy since wrapping his role as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones, with several films either wrapped or preparing for production. (One of those films, the animated sequel The Croods: A New Age, was just bumped up a month from its original December 23 release to Thanksgiving Wednesday, on November 25.) Searchlight Pictures is now partnering with Dinklage, who will executive produce and star in a psychological thriller called Keith. That s, however, all we know about the premise, as it s being kept under wraps, but we can probably guess Dinklage might play Keith? Keith is expected to fit in with other genre movies that Searchlight Pictures has recently released or has coming soon, including Ready or Not, Antlers, and Guillermo del Toro s remake of Nightmare Alley.7. JAKE GYLLENHAAL TO REUNITE WITH SOUTHPAW DIRECTOR FOR REMAKE OF DANISH THRILLER(Photo by Scott Garfield/©Weinstein Company)Jake Gyllenhaal was out this week (as much as one can be out during COVID-19) promoting his latest film, Netflix s The Devil All the Time (Fresh at 65%), which he produced, starring his Spider-Man: Far from Home co-star Tom Holland. As often happens, this was also an opportunity for one of Gyllenhaal s future film projects to be announced, and that s exactly what happened. Jake Gyllenhaal will reunite with his Southpaw (Rotten at 59%) director Antoine Fuqua (who also directed Training Day and The Equalizer) for an English-language remake of the 2018 Danish drama The Guilty (Certified Fresh at 97%). Gyllenhaal will star as a 911 call center operator who finds that his attempts to save the life of a caller lead him into a mystery where nothing is as it seems, and facing the truth is the only way out. 8. SELENA GOMEZ READY TO SPOOKILY TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT WITH HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 4(Photo by ©Sony Pictures Releasing)Although the franchise obviously has a large ensemble cast of comedy voice actors, the Sony Pictures Animation hit Hotel Transylvania (Rotten at 45%) and its sequels have mostly been described in the press and marketing as Adam Sandler movies. For Hotel Transylvania 4, which is currently scheduled for release on August 6, 2021 (up against James Gunn s The Sucide Squad), Sony Pictures made a move this week that suggests the focus of the sequel may tilt more towards Dracula s daughter Mavis, voiced by Selena Gomez, as Gomez has effectively been promoted to the role of executive producer on the film (a title also held by the franchise s creator Genndy Tartakovsky). Hotel Transylvania 4 will be directed by the team of Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon, who are currently best known for their work on the animated TV shows DC Super Hero Girls (Kluska) and SpongeBob SquarePants (Drymon).9. NEW VOICE STARS FOR SEQUEL THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS ANNOUNCED (Photo by ©20th Century Fox Film Corp.)The movie business operates as a never-ending train of projects that all go through sort of the same standard pattern (development, production, promotion, release), but the COVID-19 pandemic has caused that train change course or, in some cases, stall completely. One odd consequence of this is that, as several major 2020 films are delayed until 2021, the release schedule is getting a little crowded, as Hollywood still has all of the the films that were originally scheduled for 2021 to release. One such film is the sequel to 2017 s animated comedy The Boss Baby (Rotten at 53%) called The Boss Baby: Family Business. Apparently set decades after the first film, Alec Baldwin s baby character is now an adult, or at least his brother, voiced by James Marsden, is; it s unclear in the synopsis if the Boss Baby is still a baby. Anyway, the new voice cast includes Jeff Goldblum, Eva Longoria, and Amy Sedaris, who plays the sequel s new genius baby. Universal Pictures is sticking with its original plans to release The Boss Baby: Family Business on March 26, 2021, despite all the new competition in 2021 from delayed 2020 films.
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2. AVA DUVERNAY CONFIRMS DARKSEID WILL APPEAR IN NEW GODS (Photo by Atsushi Nishijima/Paramount Pictures)Earlier this month, Marvel Studios confirmed that their next movie after Black Widow (5/1/2020) will be their adaptation of Jack Kirby s The Eternals (11/6/2020), featuring stars like Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, and Richard Madden (Robb Stark from Game of Thrones). The Eternals is also arguably in a dueling movies situation, because Warner Bros. is simultaneously also developing its own Jack Kirby movie, New Gods, with Ava DuVernay (Selma, A Wrinkle in Time) attached to direct. This week, DuVernay confirmed that the villains in New Gods will include Darkseid and the Female Furies. DuVernay also said that one of the actors in her Netflix series When They See Us will 99% be cast in New Gods, but that show also has a huge cast, so it s tricky to guess who she might be talking about. As for the Darkseid confirmation, this article points out that Ava DuVernay and Warner Bros. have a Thanos problem, as Darkseid and Thanos have always shared a lot in common, but Marvel Studios has already well established Thanos as a movie character, and Darkseid could easily be seen as a villain-come-lately.3. DUNGEONS DRAGONS MIGHT BE NEXT UP FOR GAME NIGHT (DIRECTORS)It s become nearly cliche for TV shows to feature their characters bonding over the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons Dragons, whether it be on Community, The Goldbergs, or most famously, Stranger Things. If we turn the clock way back 19 years to 2000, however, we can actually see that this arguably started with Freaks and Geeks, which had an episode where James Franco s character bonds with the titular geeks over D D. (Incidentally, it s also the year that brought us the first and notoriously panned film adaptation of the game, as pictured above.) One of those kids was played by John Francis Daley, who went on to become a screenwriter with partner Jonathan Goldstein on movies like Horrible Bosses and Spider-Man: Homecoming, and they also co-directed 2015 s Vacation and last year s Game Night. Paramount Pictures is reportedly now in talks with Daley and Goldstein to direct the long-in-development reboot of Dungeons Dragons, which moved to Paramount in 2017 after Warner Bros. was unable to get a reboot starring Ansel Elgort going earlier this decade. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were also formerly attached to direct DC Comics The Flash.4. CHRIS PINE TO STAR AS ANCHORMAN WALTER CRONKITE IN NEWSFLASH (Photo by Warner Bros.)Very few people are ever likely to confuse comic actor Seth Rogen with Star Trek star Chris Pine, but thanks to the wonders of makeup, they now have the same role in common. Until recently, Rogen was in talks to star in the historical drama Newsflash as CBS News anchorman Walter Cronkite as he was covering the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The news this week, however, is that the role will instead go to the aforementioned Chris Pine. If Pine signs on, he will be joining Mark Ruffalo, who has long been attached to star as producer Don Hewitt, who went on to found 60 Minutes in 1968. Chris Pine s next big movie will be Wonder Woman 1984, which comes out next summer (6/5/2020).5. JASON MOMOA OUT FOR REVENGE IN NETFLIX S SWEET GIRL (Photo by Warner Bros.)Before his blockbuster success last year with Aquaman, Jason Momoa starred in the Netflix series Frontier from 2016 to 2018. While he is signed to return for the Aquaman sequel, that movie isn t scheduled until December 16, 2022, so he s got plenty of time before it starts filming. With that in mind, Momoa has signed on to appear in a revenge thriller for Netflix called Sweet Girl. He will also produce Sweet Girl, in which he will play a husband who vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while also protecting his daughter. Momoa will also co-star in next year s Dune remake (11/20/2020) as Duncan Idaho.6. JARED LETO JOINS DENZEL WASHINGTON AND RAMI MALEK IN LITTLE THINGS (Photo by Netflix)After playing The Joker in the first Suicide Squad movie, Jared Leto will soon become the latest actor to star in a Marvel movie (by way of Sony) as the living vampire, Morbius, in just under a year (7/31/2020). This week, Leto also started early talks with Warner Bros. to join their crime thriller Little Things. If he signs on, he will play a serial killer who s crimes are being investigated by a small town sheriff played by Denzel Washington and another detective from Los Angeles played by Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody). Little Things will be directed and written by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, The Founder, Saving Mr. Banks), whose most recent film was Netflix s The Highwaymen.7. BEN AFFLECK IS IN DEEP WATER WITH HIS NEW EROTIC THRILLER(Photo by Universal Pictures)In the ten years or so between 1983 and 1993, director Adrian Lyne gave the world a few major hits (Flashdance, Fatal Attraction, Indecent Proposal), but then two stumbles (Unfaithful and his Lolita remake) seemed to put his career as a director on a 17-year hold. That said, Lyne is finally preparing to return with another erotic thriller called Deep Water that seems to share a lot of themes with his earlier films. Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas ( Joi in Blade Runner 2049) are both in talks to star in Deep Water as a married couple who spice up their relationship by allowing each other to take other lovers, until their mind games take a dark turn when people around them start turning up dead. Just last week, Affleck also joined his old friend Matt Damon in a historical drama called The Last Duel. 8. REESE WITHERSPOON S FIRST SCIENCE FICTION DRAMA WILL BE PYROS(Photo by Bob Mahoney/©Warner Bros.)Like most movie actors of her status, Reese Witherspoon has appeared in movies from a wide range of different genres, including psychological horror (American Psycho), supernatural comedy (Little Nicky), and animated science fiction (Monsters vs Aliens). This week, we found out that the latest genre Witherspoon will expand into will be (live action) science fiction with a movie called Pyros. Witherspoon is partnering with frequent X-Men producer Simon Kinberg on the new film, in which she will star as one of a group of augmented people who are fitted with indestructible fire suits that are fused to their spines [who] work for a corporation that recovers objects for wealthy people when their houses are burning. 9. MARK WAHLBERG GOING TO THE DOG(S) WITH ARTHUR THE KING (Photo by Patti Perret/Paramount Pictures)Although there still aren t that many movies about (live action) cats, their canine counterparts don t have that problem, as almost every year sees at least one movie centered on dogs, with the most recent example being A Dog s Journey (Rotten at 49%) and The Art of Racing in the Rain set to hit theaters next week. The latest star to sign on for a doggie picture is Mark Wahlberg, who is now attached to star in Arthur the King, an adaptation of the novel Arthur: The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home, based on a true story. Wahlberg will play a Swedish adventure racer named Mikael Lindnord who won the hearts of millions when he and his team adopted Arthur, a badly wounded but big-hearted stray dog who tagged along with them during an epic endurance race in Ecuador. Like this? 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2.10.9 4月喜迎Got a ghost problem? A rogue vampire keeping you up at night? A spawn of Satan disturbing your peace? If so, there are two teams you can rely on to crack the case: The Winchester Brothers of TV’s Supernatural or the Scooby Gang and its hilarious namesake, Scooby-Doo. But which is better suited to solve your supernatural issues? In our latest episode of Vs., we’re pitting the long-running series Supernatural against everything Scooby-Doo – the original cartoon, its spin-offs, and the live-action movies. Which mystery-solvers are more popular with the people and the critics? Which franchise features the richest characters? And which team has faced off against the most dastardly villains? Find out as Rotten Tomatoes Contributing Editor Mark Ellis breaks it down to decide whether you should hop in the Mystery Van or the Winchesters’ Chevy when the ghouls come a-calling.As ever, if you don t agree with our choice of winner, let us have it in the comments.Scoob! will be released digitally May 15, 2020. Supernatural airs on the CW, next air dates are unknown.
In the biggest news in TV and streaming this week, a DC Comics project courts a lead, Taika Waititi cultivates Indigenous humor in Reservation Dogs, Hulu presents fall programming including Michael Keaton–starring drug drama Dopesick and season 2 of The Great, a new Stranger Things 4 teaser reveals the new season s release, and much more.TOP STORYCobra Kai Breakout Xolo Maridueña in Talk to Play Jaime Reyes in HBO Max Movie Adaptation of DC Comics Hero Blue Beetle(Photo by DC Comics; Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)Cobra Kai teen star Xolo Maridueña is in talks to star in Blue Beetle, playing the lead role of Jaime Reyes in the HBO Max DC Comics movie, The Wrap reports. The project would be the first DC Films superhero movie starring a Latino character.Scarface remake writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer wrote the screenplay for the movie and Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto will direct the movie about Reyes/Blue Beetle, a Mexican-American teenager who found the Blue Beetle scarab on the way home from school, per the DC.fandom.com Wiki. The scarab came to life that night and fused to Jaime’s spine, giving him alien armor that can enhance his speed and strength and create wings and shields.Maridueña currently stars as Miguel Diaz, teen heartthrob and protégé of Billy Zabka’s Johnny Lawrence in the Netflix hit series Cobra Kai, which just released a trailer for its upcoming fourth season, which premieres in December.TCA 2021: Taika Waititi Says Reservation Dogs Plays for Indigenous Humor; Hulu Announces Fall PremieresThe Television Critics Association’s summer sessions kicked off this week, and FX’s first panel featured Reservation Dogs creators Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo talking about their passion project, the dramedy inspired by their own childhood experiences. The series revolves around a group of four Indigenous teens in rural Oklahoma who commit crimes in pursuit of raising enough cash to move to California, which they believe to be some sort of utopia.The show is sincere and funny, with indigenous people in the cast, in the writers room, and directing and producing. It was conceived by longtime friends Waititi and Harjo, an Oklahoma native, one night in Waititi’s kitchen, during a deep conversation aided by lots of tea … “hard tea,” Waititi said. “Tequila-flavored tea,” Harjo added.The friends also were committed to a different tone for the show, one that wouldn’t rely on old, and even more recent, cliches about depressing life on Native American reservations.“We don t want to depress people,” Waititi said during the TCA discussion. “There s so much humor in our communities. There s so many jokers, and it s not … I always say that I thought some of my early films would get negative feedback about them because they were, like, ‘Well, there s not enough culture specificity, and it sort of paints a depressing picture of …’ or, like, ‘You are also making fun.’ They didn t quite know how to take it.“And I was, like, ‘I get what s happening’ … All they want is to see us, like, riding whales, talking to trees, you know, playing flutes on mountaintops and talking to ghosts and learning something from our grandmother. And that s it. That s all that they expect. And to twist those expectations is a powerful thing.”Reservation Dogs premieres on FX August 9.Also during TCA, Hulu announced premiere dates and released trailers for some of its top fall programming.Limited series Dopesick examines how Purdue Pharma triggered the worst drug epidemic in U.S. history. The drama is executive produced by Danny Strong (Empire) and star Michael Keaton (Spotlight) and also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, with Kaitlyn Dever and Rosario Dawson. Guest stars include Phillipa Soo and Jake McDorman. The series premieres on Wednesday, October 13.Season 2 of The Great finds Catherine (Elle Fanning) taking the Russian throne from her husband Tsar Peter (Nicholas Holt), but finding that the country she s liberated doesn t want to be. Gillian Anderson guest stars as the empress mother. Season 2 premieres on Friday, November 19.More news from Hulu:Animaniacs season 2 trailer revealed and a November 5 release date announced.True-crime documentary Dead Asleep asks, Did a remorseful Randy Herman Jr. really commit a brutal murder in his sleep, or was it a convenient cover story? and docuseries Captive Audience reviews the 1972 disappearance of 7-year-old Steven Stayner, his return, a TV miniseries, and what followed.Hulu announced a series order for comedy This Fool, inspired by the life of up-and-coming comedian Chris Estrada, in which he will also write, star and executive produce.Fall foodie lineup of unscripted series debuts on Thursdays, including Baker’s Dozen (premiering Oct. 7), The Next Thing You Eat (premiering Oct. 21), and a special holiday edition of the award-winning Taste The Nation (premiering Nov. 4).Check back later on Friday for highlights from the panels for Hulu’s first day of TCA presentations, including Nine Perfect Strangers and Only Murders in the Building.NEW TRAILERS: Stranger Things 4 Teaser Announces 2022 ReleaseA new teaser for season 4 of Stranger Things reveals a 2022 release for the highly-anticipated new season of the Netflix horror series. Who s returning? Expect to see David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Priah Ferguson, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Cara Buono, and Brett Gelman. Earlier teasers have revealed that Harbour s Hopper is imprisoned in a Russian gulag at the start of the new season.Related: Everything We Know About Stranger Things Season 4 More trailers and teasers released this week:• Y: The Last Man is the series adaptation of the classic post-apocalyptic graphic novel from Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra about Yorick Brown (Ben Schnetzer), who discovers he is the last man on the planet. Also stars Diane Lane, Olivia Thirlby, Marin Ireland, and Amber Tamblyn. Premieres Sept. 13. (FX)• The opening sequence for Blade Runner: Black Lotus hints at what we’ll see in the animated series about a young woman who wakes up, in 2032 Los Angeles, with no memories, and only a locked data device and a tattoo of a black lotus as clues to her past. Stars Jessica Henwick, Samira Wiley, Brian Cox, Josh Duhamel, Wes Bentley, Stephen Root, and Gregg Henry. Premieres November. (Adult Swim)• Truth Be Told, season 2, stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and Kate Hudson, with Spencer playing an investigative reporter whose true crime podcast case involves her childhood friend (Hudson). The anthology series also stars Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Ron Cephas Jones, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood, Tami Roman, and Katherine LaNasa. Premieres Aug. 20. (Apple TV+)• Yellowjackets is a psychological thriller about a group of high school soccer stars who survive a plane crash, but then have to survive in the wilderness waiting to be rescued. Stars Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, and Melanie Lynskey. Premieres this fall. (Showtime)• Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James is a documentary movie about the wild and crazy career and personal life of the late R B superstar. Premieres Sept. 3. (Showtime)• Queen Sugar season 6 finds the Bordelon family dealing with the aftermath of the pandemic. Stars Rutina Wesley. Premieres Sept. 7. (OWN)• He’s All That is the remake of teen classic She’s All That, in which TikTok star Addison Rae makes over her supposedly uncool classmate, played by Cobra Kai star Tanner Buchanan. Premieres Aug. 27. (Netflix)• Pretty Hard Cases is a buddy cop about two radically different female detectives in their early 40s. Starring Orange Is the New Black alum Adrienne C. Moore and Baroness von Sketch Show’s Meredith MacNeill. Premieres Sept. 6. (IMDB TV)• Cinderella is Prime Video’s remake of the classic fairy tale, with pop star Camila Cabello as the modern version of the girl looking for her Prince Charming (who, turns out, isn’t Shawn Mendes). Also stars Billy Porter, Idina Menzel, and James Corden. Premieres Sept. 3. (Amazon Video)• Impeachment: American Crime Story is the latest installment of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series, this one focusing on the impeachment of Bill Clinton and his scandalous affair with intern Monica Lewinsky. Stars Beanie Feldstein, Clive Owen, Edie Falco, Sarah Paulson, and Cobie Smulders. Premieres Sept. 7. (FX)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.CASTING: Yellowstone Prequel Series 1883 Will Star Sam Elliott and Country Music Supercouple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill(Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame Museum)Oscar nominee Sam Elliott and superstar country music stars – and real-life marrieds – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will lead the cast of Paramount+’s Yellowstone prequel series 1883. Created by Oscar-nominated Taylor Sheridan, who also created Yellowstone, 1883 follows the Dutton family as they leave Texas and head west to Montana, in “a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land.” Elliott will play Shea Brennan, a tough cowboy who guides a group to Montana, while McGraw and Hill will play James and Margaret Dutton, the patriarch and matriarch of the Dutton family.Neil Patrick Harris is returning to sitcom land in the Netflix comedy Uncoupled, about a middle-aged New York City man who finds himself suddenly single when his husband leaves after 17 years together. Darren Star created the series with Modern Family producer Jeffrey Richman. (Deadline)NPH’s How I Met Your Mother co-star Cobie Smulders will play conservative political pundit Ann Coulter in Impeachment: American Crime Story, replacing Betty Gilpin, who had to drop out of the FX project about Bill Clinton’s impeachment scandal and his affair with Monica Lewinsky because of a scheduling conflict. (Variety)Leslie Jones and Nat Faxon will be recurring guest stars on Taika Waititi’s HBO Max pirate comedy Our Flag Means Death. Details on the characters they’ll play remain under wraps.Disney+ has announced the cast for its animated Halloween special, Star Wars Lego Terrifying Tales: Jake Green as Poe Dameron, Raphael Alejandro as Dean, Dana Snyder as Graballa the Hutt, Tony Hale as Vaneé, Christian Slater as Ren, Trevor Devall as Emperor Palpatine, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as NI-L8, and Matt Sloan as Darth Vader. The special premieres Oct. 1.Ron Cephas Jones and Vinnie Jones will have recurring roles as a congressman and a gangster on season 2 of NBC’s Law Order: Organized Crime (Deadline), and Ellen Burstyn will reunite with Chris Meloni as Stabler’s mom, a role that earned her an Emmy on Law Order: SVU. (TVLine)In a move that’s a huge buzzkill for those of us who are #TeamLevarBurton in the search for a new Jeopardy! host, Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards is in “advanced negotiations” to get the job. Richards previously hosted Divided and The Pyramid on GSN, and has also been a producer on The Price Is Right, Let’s Make a Deal, and the celebrity Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. (Variety)Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why), Alan Ruck, and Mary Lynn Rajskub have joined the cast of Hulu’s The Dropout, the limited series about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, with Amanda Seyfried playing Holmes. Minnette will play Tyler Schultz, a new hire who quickly learns Theranos is manipulating their data; Ruck is a Walgreens exec who thinks his company has hit the jackpot with Theranos; and Rajskub plays Lorraine Fuisz, the wife of William H. Macy’s Richard Fuisz, the doctor and inventor who helped expose that blood testing company Theranos was a fraud. Other recurring cast members, including Sam Waterson as former Secretary of State George Schultz, a Theranos board member and grandfather of Tyler Schultz; Anne Archer as George Schultz’s wife Charlotte; and Kurtwood Smith as powerful attorney David Boies, who represented Theranos. (Deadline)There’s a mini Xena: Warrior Princess happening on Acorn, where Renee O’Connor is guest starring with her Xena pal Lucy Lawless in Season 2 of Lawless’ hit drama My Life Is Murder. O’Connor will play the wife of a self-help guru, whose murder Lawless’ Alexa is investigating. Season 2, which also includes guest appearances by William Shatner and Martin Henderson, premieres Aug. 30.Keegan-Michael Key and Johnny Knoxville are playing unspecified roles in Hulu’s comedy Reboot, about the cast of an old family sitcom that is rebooted, with the cast now forced to deal with old tensions from their original co-working days. The comedy is created by Modern Family co-creator Steven Levitan, John Enborn (Party Down), and Danielle Stokdyk (Veronica Mars).HBO Max’s limited series Love and Death, about murderous Texas housewife Candy Montgomery, has added cast members, including Atypical star Keir Gilchrist as Pastor Ron Adams, Homeland alum Elizabeth Marvel as Pastor Jackie Ponder, and Ozark star Tom Pelphrey as Don Crowder, Candy’s (Elizabeth Olsen) defense attorney after she was charged with killing friend and fellow churchgoer Betty Gore (Lily Rabe), whose husband (Jesse Plemons) was having an affair with Montgomery. Patrick Fugit appears as Montgomery s husband. (Deadline)PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT: South Park Creators, Reese Witherspoon Sign Near Billion-Dollar Deals to Continue Making Hit TV Series and Movies(Photo by Sam Tabone/WireImage)South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have signed a new deal with MTV Entertainment Studios that will see the duo continue to make new episodes of their classic animated comedy through Season 30, and make 14 new made-for-streaming South Park movies that will premiere on Paramount+. The deal will mean South Park, which launches its 25th season in 2022, will air on Comedy Central through at least 2027. Meanwhile, two of the 14 movies will premiere on Paramount+ this year. And for this continuing time with Cartman and his pals, Parker and Stone will earn a reported 0 million.But the South Park fellas aren’t the only TV producers landing a near billion-dollar deal. Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine multimedia company is being sold also for a reported 0 billion. The company, a media and lifestyle brand that includes Witherspoon as an executive producer (and star) on hit series Big Little Lies, The Morning Show, and Little Fires Everywhere. The company is being sold to a new media company backed by private equity firm Blackstone, but Witherspoon and her senior management execs are staying on to run the company.Alex Kurtzman, Paramount+’s leader of the current and ever-expanding Star Trek universe on the streaming network, has signed a nine-figure deal that will extend his relationship with the company through at least 2026. In addition to Trek, Kurtzman’s many other projects for Viacom properties includes Scarface and The Untouchables updates, The Man Who Fell to Earth starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, and an adaptation of Kavalier and Clay with the bestseller’s author Michael Chabon, all for Showtime.In even more Paramount news, Justin Simien (Dear White People), has signed a three-year overall deal with Paramount Television Studios. Though his Culture Machine production company, he will develop premium television series.HBO Max is releasing a new Batman series … a Caped Crusader podcast series. Batman: The Audio Adventures stars Jeffrey Wright in the title role, with Rosario Dawson as Batwoman, John Leguizamo as the Riddler, and other roles played by Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meters, Bobby Moynihan, Fred Armisen, and Heidi Gardner. The Batman is part of HBO Max’s plans to beef up its podcast slate, including a look back at the series Band of Brothers for its 20th anniversary, HBO Max Movie Club that will spotlight flicks in the streamer’s library, and The O.C. podcast Welcome to the O.C., Bitches! (THR)Amazon announced the release date for it’s the Lord of the Rings original series: September 2, 2022. To celebrate the series wrapping filming in New Zealand, Amazon also released a first look photo of the series, which will debut on Prime Video in more than 240 territories and countries. The series is set a thousand years before the events in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, and follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.Hulu has ordered to series an adaptation of author Carola Lovering’s novel Tell Me Lies, with Emma Roberts as executive producer and The Meyerowitz Stories star Grace Van Patten starring. Tell Me Lies is a drama following eight years in the complicated relationship between a pair who meet as college students, but are both dealing with major secrets and childhood traumas.Oscar winner Marlee Matlin will star in and executive produce a workplace comedy NBC is developing. The untitled series would revolve around DJ (Matlin), the manager of a Los Angeles sign language interpreter agency. (Deadline)Netflix and the producers of The Last Dance are teaming up for a five-part series – Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space – that will document the first completely civilian mission to orbit the Earth in a SpaceX capsule. Inspiration4, which will raise money and awareness for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, is scheduled to launch on Sept. 15 and orbit the Earth for three days, significantly longer than the recent trips to space by entrepreneurs Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos. The series premieres Sept. 6 with previews of the project, and a movie-length finale will air at the end of September and feature footage from the trip.Laurence Fishburne is adapting Sag Harbor, the 2009 novel from two-time Pulitzer winner Colson Whitehead, for HBO Max. Fishburne and Whitehead will be executive producers on the series, which revolves around Benji, one of the few Black students at his elite Manhattan prep school, who spends his summer in Sag Harbor, where a small group of Black professionals have created their own community. (Deadline)Amazon has greenlit the comedy movie Ex-Husbands, a gay divorce comedy starring Billy Eichner, based on his original story about the first gay couple in New York City to get legally married. Daniel and Conner were deeply in love, but their dream wedding is now being followed by a nightmare divorce, “War of the Roses” style. Eichner is producing the movie, along with Greg Berlanti.On September 10, Apple TV+ will premiere the filmed version of the Tony-winning Broadway musical Come From Away, which tells the story of 7,000 people stranded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland after all flights into the United States are grounded on September 11, 2001. As 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 bonds they forge. The production was filmed in May in New York, for an audience that included 9/11 survivors and front-line workers.IMDB TV has picked up Season 1 of the scripted drama Troppo, starring Thomas Jane as Ted Conkaffey, an ex-cop falsely accused of committing a disturbing crime, who has escaped to hide in the tropics of Australia. As he tries to avoid discovery, he s drawn into investigating a wild murder and a missing person, alongside a complicated woman with dark. The series is based on the novel Crimson Lake, written by bestselling author Candice Fox.Mmmm Donuts(Photo by 20th Television)For every Simpsons fan who’s ever wanted to indulge in a Krusty Burger, a Squishee, Chief Wiggum’s chili, and Homer’s “Mmmm”-inspiring donuts, Simon Schuster has released The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook, a colorful, photo-packed collection of recipes for the best eats featured in more than 700 episodes.FandangoNOW Merges Into VuduAnd, heads up for FandangoNOW customers: starting this week, FandangoNOW customers can transfer their accounts and movie and TV collections to Vudu, with access to your content provided through Vudu thereafter. The Movie Store and TV Store on Roku devices will automatically update from FandangoNOW to the new Vudu. (Note: Rotten Tomatoes is a division of Fandango.)On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
倩女幽魂装备抽冰 Parasite director Bong Joon-ho s path to Oscar glory began at the Cannes Film Festival last year. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)At this stage, the Cannes International Film Festival has been postponed, while Venice and Toronto have yet to make any official call.The unpredictability Fear references makes it all the more challenging for freelancers to determine which films to cater their pitches to for the rest of the year.IndieWire’s Kohn echoed those concerns: “The festival usually would create buzz around a film in part because of the live event of a screening, hearing a crowd react to something, and seeing a Q A. And the kind of word-of-mouth in that very specific environment is something you can t replicate online. For certain films, it s just not going to have the same kind of impact.”At the same time, he sees online festivals as an opportunity for critics to jump on coverage for smaller movies that may have otherwise fallen under the radar at a major festival. “If you re a journalist and you re interested in writing about a movie that was supposed to have a premiere, that coverage has so much more currency than it used to,” Kohn says. “It s actually a real opportunity for people who are looking to cover films.”As President of the Chicago Film Critics Association, Tallerico has first-hand experience of making the call to cancel or delay a festival. “I actually produce a film festival in Chicago called the Chicago Critics Film Festival every May, and [this year] we had to pull the plug, of course,” Tallerico says. “Festivals feed the industry, they feed both industries, the film industry and the journalism industry. It definitely hurts that they re gone.”Today s production shutdowns will impact tomorrow s opportunities for critics and writersWhile film releases have been delayed theatrically or pushed to VOD, the television industry continues to churn out content at the moment. Physical production is universally halted, but episodes and/or seasons produced in advance of COVID-19–related shutdowns are rolling out on broadcast and streaming platforms. (Post-production continues remotely in many cases.)Several editors told us that critics well-versed in film coverage should attempt to exercise their TV-reviewing muscles for the time being. But even the TV and streaming content will slow down at some point.In addition to being an editor at RogerEbert.com, Tallerico freelances and is well-versed in television coverage. He predicts that, come summertime, the content drought will be even more deeply felt. “I think places like Netflix and Hulu and all them are going to empty the hopper and then have nothing to put in there because nothing has been produced,” Tallerico says.In short, some critics anticipate dry spells in content, depending upon how long the need for social distancing persists.Production for The CW s Riverdale was shut down in March after a crew member tested positive for the virus. Later that month, several major networks and upcoming blockbusters also halted production. (Photo by Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2020)Jean Bentley is a freelance television reporter for The Hollywood Reporter and InStyle, and former Assistant TV Editor for Rotten Tomatoes. According to Bentley, it’s “business as usual” for television reporters and critics – right now. “I have not really been impacted as much as reporters who cover film because all of those theatrical releases that have been pushed has not happened with TV,” she says.However, she predicts that, when things go back to normal, production scheduling will present major challenges to creatives who may newly be double-booked.“If someone was supposed to be shooting something now and then, say, production resumes in three months – they were already supposed to be doing something else, so now there s a conflict there that they didn t have before,” Bentley says. “I think it s going to result in more [shows] being canceled or just not picked up. Pilot season essentially got canceled and it doesn t seem like a smart proposition to me personally to do it at all, to be quite honest.”Rolling Stone’s Fear foresees similar challenges for film scheduling, as films whose production was shut down will not be finished in time for their original release deadlines. “There are going to be a bunch of holes that are going to be filled, too, because a film that was supposed to be done with its post-production in April, and then be ready for an August or November or a February slot, is not done,” Fear says.The challenge of tone when circumstances keep changingThere are also more nuanced adjustments required during a global pandemic. It’s not only that schedules are in flux and content is unpredictable, both of which impact print publications acutely because of the rigidness of press deadlines. But there’s also an interpersonal and emotional awareness of the ways that people are coping with the new “normal” in the wake of COVID-19, shelter-in-place, and stay-at-home orders.Bilge Ebiri is a movie critic at Vulture. In addition to producing online content, from reviews to feature stories and essays, Ebiri is involved in the print production for New York Magazine, which operates vulture.com. He spoke to the challenges of preparing print content weeks in advance, when global circumstances are changing by the day.“If you re doing it for online, that s one thing, but a lot of what I try to do is work with the print issue,” Ebiri says. “There is this question, when you re in a situation where every day is worse than the previous day: Where are we going to be two weeks from now? Trying to imagine what life is going to be like two weeks from now is already daunting…. If we have some kind of fun, frivolous, inane kind of thing to take people s minds off, in two weeks, this is going to look totally tone deaf.”Inkoo Kang, TV critic at The Hollywood Reporter, described a similar recognition when speaking of an article that she’d pitched before things really took a turn. “There was a review that I was passionate about, but also knew it was sort of this weird, more personal work – a trends piece, essentially, that I think was something that I knew was a little bit more on the frivolous side,” Kang says. “Then suddenly, it seems so incredibly stupid, because it just did not feel like it mattered, compared to everything else that was happening.”She adds: “It was just one of those things where, I don t know, 48 weeks out of the year, this could have been a viable thing to do a commentary piece about. Now people are dying, and the economy is in the toilet. It just did not feel like it mattered on any level.”