无尽之刃采用百度引擎7（Baidu 8）When Robert Pattinson was cast as the caped crusader in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, the Internet had opinions! But initial skepticism mostly disappeared as fans familiarized themselves with Pattinson’s eclectic post-Twilight career. In this in-depth look at Pattinson’s road to Gotham, Rotten Tomatoes Editor Jacqueline Coley breaks down how the actor’s evolution from heart-throb to risk-taker coincided with a major change in superhero cinema, and how those two shifts collided to make the former Edward Cullen the perfect future Bruce Wayne.Recommended: Everything We Know About The Batman Recommended: All Robert Pattinson Movies RankedThe Batman is scheduled to release in theaters October 1, 2021.
To really appeal to viewers unfamiliar with the deep canon of The Dark Crystal, as well as die-hard fans, the creators went out of their way to pay intricate attention to the design of each character and every piece of scenery. That means employing hundreds, or even thousands of workers, Leterrier explained, to make wigs, to punch holes for hair into the creatures, and more. It s an important part of the process that Netflix will celebrate, releasing a documentary going behind-the-scenes of Age of Resistance, that’ll appear as the season’s 11th episode. For a show that Henson describes as “a maker spectacular,” this announcement is a no-brainer. The amount of craft that goes into the making of the puppets, and the guys who operate them, we just arrive [on set] and it s sort of there, Egerton said of his responsibility as an actor on the series. The work that everyone else has done kind of feeds your performance, really. We really are just the top layer of a very tall cake. (Photo by Netflix)Hamill, who voices the iconic Skeksis known as the Scientist, couldn t stop raving about being a part of the series. What I loved was how daring and dark it was as opposed to the other projects associated with the Muppets. It s really come into its own. The script for Age of Resistance is very, very good. I don t care about the trappings of the salary or whatever, but you look for projects that are a challenge and stuff you d like to see, and it definitely falls into that category. Hamill will surely be a big draw for the show — his enthusiasm for the show is really quite contagious. But as gross and visceral as the Skeksis can get, Age of 概要：新挂机传奇是一款主打放置挂机的传奇游戏无限竞争等你来玩的，如果你也想玩的话，海量的BOSS等你来挑战，全新挂机手游，赶紧来本站下载吧。
The underlying mandate was just to roll on everything. Don t have these moments unless you re rolling.”Myrick: “The way we set up the production during shooting was we wanted to be able to control the overall narrative, but also allow the actors a lot of flexibility to kind of explore, and be free to say what they want to say, and allow some of these interpersonal dynamics to evolve a little bit. We had way points, but guided by GPS. All their campsites were marked, so they could navigate through the woods with a GPS without being hindered by a crew. We shadowed them as they were moving through the trees listening to their performances, and then we could also review their tapes. When they came to their checkpoint, they d put all their spent tapes in there, and we d give them fresh tapes. We had plastic milk crates [at the campsites], and inside would be foodstuffs, provisions, spare batteries, fresh batteries for the cameras, film for the film camera, and then there would be the old-school 35 millimeter film canisters for SLR cameras. Inside those little plastic containers would be directing notes. So, they would read their directing notes, and they were all instructed to not read each other’s notes. Heather’s note might say something like, ‘You re going south to get back to the car. No matter what anybody says you know the car is south to the campsite.’ Then a note for Josh would be, ‘You can put up with this s t for only so long, but sometime this afternoon you ve got to take control.’ We set up this conflict, but we allowed them to choose the time when they want to have it. Then the underlying mandate was just to roll on everything. Don t have these moments unless you re rolling.”The directions were to keep rolling, no matter what. (Photo by © Artisan Entertainment/courtesy Everett Collection) She started following me. I was making noise, and she started coming right at me. It was like this moment of fear for me, like, ‘Holy s t.' Sánchez: “We played the Blair Witch. First of all, we didn t tell them what we were going to do. I mean, they knew that we were going to f k with them at night – that was the basic premise. They knew that something was going to happen, and also, they trusted us, and they knew that they were safe. We weren t going to light the tent on fire or hit them. We would basically lay the whole day out, and then at 12 or 1 AM in the morning we would walk out to their location where they were, and then we would just start. We planned the gag beforehand, whether it was just running around the tent, or making certain noises, snapping twigs. I remember the first night that we were out there scaring them, the first night where they hear the noises, and Heather goes out, and her and Mike have a little fight. She doesn t want to leave the tent. That scene. She started following me. I was making noise, and she started coming right at me. It was like this moment of fear for me, like, ‘Holy s t,’ and I remember just running down this hill. You can hear it in the footage. It s part of some of the noise we used. I felt like she turned the tables on us with that a bit because we didn t know what she was going to do.” They were asleep pretty early because they were hiking all day, very tired. We got there, and then we very quietly placed the boombox right next to the tent, and then you hit play. Sánchez: “My mom used to babysit some kids, so the sound recordist, Tony, went over to my mom s house and just basically recorded a couple I think there were two brothers just playing, just messing around, and whatever, just doing what kids do. He took that tape, and he put it on a cassette tape, and then we just went out, basically, that night, very quietly. They were asleep pretty early because they were hiking all day, very tired. We got there, and then we very quietly placed the boombox right next to the tent, and then you hit play. Then at a certain point, we shake the tent and they run out. Mike Williams always tells the story of how creepy it was to wake up to little kids playing outside your tent in the middle of the woods. As a human being, it just freaked him the f k out. It was cool that they were able to get into that mode where they were actually being freaked out.”无尽之刃可就是这么一款让人期待的手游，却因为各种原因而迟迟不能上线。隔壁lol手游都快要上线了，各种宣传没有停过。而dnf手游却似乎被隐藏起来了一般，关于它的消息都寥寥无几，也许大概dnf手游真的是已经凉凉了吧。
Today s Ketchup brings you another 10 headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Marvel s The Eternals, Ghostbusters, Scooby-Doo, and The Suicide Squad.This WEEK S TOP STORYIDRIS ELBA TO REPLACE WILL SMITH IN THE SUICIDE SQUAD(Photo by Michael Gibson/STX Entertainment)Last year, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn switched teams to join Warner Bros. and their DC Comics movies (following his forced departure from Disney and Marvel over controversial joke Tweets). WB hired Gunn to do something of a soft reboot on The Suicide Squad, and at first, it was reported that the second movie would feature an all-new team of supervillains. This week, we learned that detail is only partly true, as the characters of Harley Quinn and Deadshot will return, but the rest of the team will be new. Margot Robbie will reprise her role as Harley Quinn, but it won t be Will Smith we ll be seeing as Deadshot, as Idris Elba has signed on instead. Warner Bros. has scheduled The Suicide Squad for release on August 6, 2021, which will be one day over five years after the first Suicide Squad (8/5/2016). As for which DC Comics supervillains will be joining Deadshot and Harley Quinn in the sequel, Collider.com has what they report is the list. Reportedly, the new villains will include Ratcatcher (gender swapped as a woman), the eccentric Batman villain Polka Dot Man, Peacemaker (who was adapted as The Comedian in Alan Moore s Watchmen), and King Shark, who was a memorable character on TV s The Flash. As for what Will Smith will be doing with his free time in 2019 instead, he signed on this week to star in King Richard, which will tell the true story of tennis coach Richard Williams, the father of future tennis champions Serena and Venus Williams.Fresh Developments1. MARVEL S THE ETERNALS TO FEATURE FIRST LIVE-ACTION GAY LEAD SUPERHERO (BUT WHO?)(Photo by Marvel Comics)The last few years have seen a series of firsts in live action superhero movies: Wonder Woman, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel all represented important first steps (and the news of movies like Blue Beetle and Shang-Chi being developed represent others yet to come). As first reported by the ThatHashtagShow podcast, Marvel is now seeking a (preferably openly gay) actor aged 30-49 (of any ethnicity) who physically looks like a superhero for one of the leads in next year s The Eternals. The story seemed to be confirmed by Marvel production chief Victoria Alonso, who, when asked about it, replied, the world is ready. Marvel has not yet announced a release date for The Eternals, but it s probably the untitled project scheduled for November 6, 2020 (presuming Black Widow is the film scheduled for for May 1, 2020). As for which of The Eternals might be the gay character in question, of the three known leads, Ikaris would seem most likely, just by process of elimination (the other two confirmed leads being Sersi and the childlike Piper). Other possibilities include Makkari (based on Mercury), Thanos brother Starfox, and even Hercules (who s not one of the Eternals in the comics, but could be adapted that way for the MCU).2. GUILLERMO DEL TORO S SECRET ZANBATO ACTION MOVIE(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)A few months ago, Guillermo del Toro (Academy Award winner for The Shape of Water) revealed that he had over 15 screenplays written and ready to go. Included in that list was Secret Project (Untitled). Now, we still don t know for sure what that project is, but we did learn about a previously unknown film that has been in development for the past six years. The movie is called Zanbato, and although we re still missing many details, it s described as an action movie about a young girl (in the 10-15 year old range) with amazing fighting abilities like a ninja. Del Toro is attached not just to write but also to direct Zanbato for Paramount Pictures by way of J.J. Abrams Bad Robot as the production company. Meanwhile, del Toro is currently in pre-production on his adaptation of Pinocchio for Netflix.3. FINN WOLFHARD, CARRIE COON JOIN THE NEW GHOSTBUSTERS(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough, Dee Cercone/Everett Collection)It was less than two months ago that we learned that Sony Pictures is fast-tracking a new Ghostbusters to be directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Tully, Up in the Air), the son of the first movie s director, Ivan Reitman. (Sony also gave us a quick teaser trailer to boot, featuring one of the franchise s most iconic props.) Two weeks later, Sony announced that the new Ghostbusters has been scheduled for release next summer for July 10, 2020. Many details aren t yet known, but the new film will be a direct sequel to the original film that does not use the continuity of the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot. We can however now report that Carrie Coon (Avengers: Infinity War, TV s Fargo) and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) have been cast as a mother and son who are central to the new film. How their characters connect to the original Ghostbusters isn t yet known (this writer s best guess: Egon s daughter and grandson?).4. INVISIBLE MAN REBOOT BECOMING INVISIBLE WOMAN INSTEAD?(Photo by Take Five/Hulu)A couple of weeks before the release of the 2017 reboot of The Mummy, Universal Pictures made a big push to promote their Dark Universe made up of similar classic monster movies. And then The Mummy opened to disappointing box office numbers, and by the end of that year, Universal s plans for movies like Bride of Frankenstein (which would have come out February 14, 2019) were scrapped. Even if the Dark Universe doesn t happen, Universal still has a lot invested in these properties, and so some of them will still eventually get made. One of them was The Invisible Man, in which Johnny Depp would have starred. This week, it was confirmed that Depp has disappeared from the reboot, with Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid s Tale) now in early talks to star. Details aren t yet known (such as whether it would be called The Invisible Woman), except that Leigh Whannell (Upgrade, Insidious: Chapter 3) is now writing and will direct the reboot.5. THIS WEEK IN MECHA: METAL GEAR SOLID, GUNDAM, EDGE OF TOMORROW 2 (Photo by Nippon Sunrise courtesy Everett Collection)However one defines mecha, whether it be human-sized (like Iron Man) or gigantic (like those in Pacific Rim), mecha in Hollywood are still not as prevalent as they are in, say, Japanese anime. This week, however, we learned of development progress for three science fiction projects, all based on pre-existing material, which are likely to feature mecha. Let s start with the Metal Gear Solid movie, based on the popular and long-running Konami video game franchise. We ve known for a while now that it s something of a dream project for Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, but this week, we learned which actor is most likely to star as Solid Snake: Oscar Isaac. No deal is in place just yet, but Isaac came right out and this week, Metal Gear Solid, that s the one I m throwing my hat in for that one, to which Vogt-Roberts seemed to give a positive response. Another mecha movie now in development is the sequel to 2014 s Edge of Tomorrow (with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt expected to return), which is now being worked on by one of the Monster Trucks co-writers. The mecha in Metal Gear Solid is a supporting element, and the mecha in Edge of Tomorrow are human-sized, but the third movie in the news this week is absolutely puts giant mecha front and center. Comic book (and LOST) writer Brian K. Vaughn is now working on an adaptation of the popular manga and anime series Gundam for Legendary Entertainment.
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0.59.9 2月喜迎Are the next two episodes as good as the first? Episodes 2 and 3 of The Mandalorian are even better than the first — thrilling, violent and weird as hell (in the best possible way).” Drew Taylor, The PlaylistWOW. Episodes 2 and 3 of The Mandalorian are AMAZING. If you weren’t in love with chapter 1, just you wait for 2. People are going to lose their sh**s over this. Peter Sciretta, SlashfilmWow! The Mandalorian just gets better and better. Jason Guerrasio, Business InsiderIf you liked the way episode 1 ended, you are going to be VERY happy with episodes 2 and 3. Love what I saw tonight. Steven Weintraub, ColliderCount me as one who was a bit underwhelmed by the first episode of The Mandalorian, but episodes 2 and 3 made me giddy…Definitely hooked now! Yolanda Machado, The WrapWatched the first three episodes tonight. Loved it. Adam Tanswell, Little White LiesWill Star Wars fans in particular enjoy what they see?The first three episodes of The Mandalorian remind me of everything I love about Star Wars and that’s all I will say on that. Michelle Buchman, NerdistI can’t say anything about chapters 2 and 3, but this show continues to be everything I wanted and more! I felt so much joy and love for Star Wars, I smiled like an idiot the entire way [home]. Johnamarie Macias, CulturessVery happy to say episode 2 and 3 of The Mandalorian are great and have a ton of incredibly cool, clever and fun ‘hell yes!’ moments for Star Wars fans. There were so many times I had a huge grin on my face watching these episodes. Eric Goldman, FandomBy the end of Mandalorian episode 3 you will be completely invested in this story and these characters. Each episode dives deeper and is filled with Star Wars surprises. My face hurts from smiling. Germain Lussier, io9.comThe future of Star Wars is very bright. Peter Sciretta, Slashfilm(Photo by Disney+)What are some specific treats the show offers?There is some crazy action in episodes two and three. Steven Weintraub, ColliderLoving the show’s structure. Mando has these mini adventures every episode. Jason Guerrasio, Business InsiderIt’s so much bigger than I imagined. I am so pumped. Peter Sciretta, SlashfilmThat shocking thing that showed up at the end of episode one yeah, there’s A LOT more of it coming your way…Seriously, you are not ready for the cuteness that’s coming. Jason Guerrasio, Business InsiderHow is the mix of directors with each episode? Directors Rick Famuyiwa and Deborah Chow BRING IT. Yolanda Machado, The Wrap[Famuyiwa and Chow] both nail it. I can see why Chow has been hired to be the director of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. She’s very much right at home in the world of Star Wars. Eric Goldman, FandomWith a show this good, will we ever leave the house (or Disney+) for other entertainment options again? This show is absolutely one of the best and a huge win for Disney+. Drew Taylor, The PlaylistSeeing The Mandalorian on a movie screen is a completely different experience. I really hope once all the episodes of have aired they offer the fans a way to see the series on a movie screen. Steven Weintraub, ColliderThe Mandalorian airs Fridays on Disney+.
The DC Extended Universe has been on a roll with solo superhero movies, and now coming off the franchise’s biggest global hit yet with Aquaman, they have another winner on their hands, according to the first reactions from critics on social media. Shazam! is smaller but arguably more fun, and it’s less connected to the DCEU than past installments, which makes it especially appealing. The real sell, though, seems to be how much heart there is in this installment. It sounds like it’s not just great but totally lovable.Here’s what the critics are saying about Shazam!:Does DC have another hit?Shazam! is another win for DC. Germain Lussier, io9DC is finally building a solid run. Shazam! is a delight! Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlendShazam! is an absolute delight! Perri Nemiroff, ColliderI LOVED every second of it. A colorful, vibrant, vital addition to the DCEU. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionHow does it compare to other DC movies?I absolutely loved Shazam! It s my favorite DC film yet. Dorian Parks, Geeks of ColorI m gonna go out on a limb and call Shazam! my favorite DCEU movie. Mike Ceccini, Den of GeekDC didn t try and make a movie that fits in perfectly with the larger DC Universe. They just focused on making a great Shazam movie and hit a home run. Steve Weintraub, ColliderShazam! is DC’s most joyful and sweet movie since the era of Christopher Reeve’s Superman… as liberated a comic book movie for DC as Deadpool was for Fox-Marvel. Jim Vejvoda, IGN Movies(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)What makes it stand out?Shazam! is the superhero film that you never knew you needed… This is what going to the movies is all about. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentIt encapsulates the wish fulfillment and wonder of superhero comics in a way that will appeal to kids whilst being filled with non stop surprises for big comic book fans too. I loved it. Rosie Knight, NerdistIt is really well balanced, gets the magical wonder of the character and his world right, and somehow never feels like it s trying too hard. Mike Ceccini, Den of GeekIt doesn’t reinvent the superhero movie wheel, but it’s undeniably fun! Jim Vejvoda, IGN MoviesIt s basically the superhero version of Big, right?Shazam! is a super-powered Big… vivid character-driven action, heartrending central relationships and fully earned, totally satisfying emotional moments. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionIt’s a superhero Big. (How did it take so long?) Drew Taylor, The PlaylistShazam! is parts Home Alone, parts Big, a crowd pleasing family-friendly joy-filled wish-fulfillment superhero film. Peter Sciretta, SlashfilmIt’s exactly what they set out to make: Big meets Superman. Steve Weintraub, Collider(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)Is it funny?Hilarious and cute. Rachel Heine, NerdistIt s funny and the tone is exactly right. Jenna Busch, Legion of LeiaFunny yet earnest. Jim Vejvoda, IGN MoviesEven funnier than the trailers make it look. Mike Ceccini, Den of GeekAn absolute blast from start to finish, full of heart and hilarity. My face hurt from smiling so much. Dan Casey, NerdistLoved Shazam! It s super fun, very funny (a few times people were laughing so loud I missed dialogue). Steve Weintraub, ColliderDoes it dare to go dark?Sometimes feels like if Joe Dante or Robert Zemeckis made a superhero movie in 1985. It s a family movie, but the villain and the magical stuff is just scary enough to give it that edge, and it never swings too far in either direction. Mike Cecchini, Den of GeekReminds of me of when kids’ movies were legitimately scary (in a good way). Dan Casey, Nerdist(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)Does it work as a family movie?Shazam! stands out because of the emotional, family story at its center… the family stuff is dynamic and powerful. Germain Lussier, io9Its familiar origin structure is forgivable because of all the new it brings to the table, primarily it s gleeful, childlike enthusiasm and heartfelt perspective on family. Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlendSuper vibrant, tons of heart and a great fun-loving vibe. The family element is a big charmer. Perri Nemiroff, ColliderFantastic! Full of heart and pure childhood wish fulfillment. Jenna Busch, Legion of LeiaI was surprised at how much it wears its heart on its sleeve. Peter Sciretta, SlashfilmIt s an amazing family movie with dope fight scenes and great humor! You guys are going to love it. Dorian Parks, Geeks of ColorHow is Zachary Levi?Zachary Levi as Shazam was perfect casting. Dorian Parks, Geeks of ColorZachary Levi is perfectly cast. Steve Weintraub, ColliderIt s the role Zachary Levi was born to play. Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlendZachary Levi is terrific! Drew Taylor, The PlaylistZachary Levi is perfect in the role, and so is Asher Angel. Jenna Busch, Legion of Leia(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)Are there any other standouts?Said this after IT but it s worth repeating: Jack Dylan Grazer is a star. Perri Nemiroff, ColliderThe kids absolutely steal the show. Dorian Parks, Geeks of ColorThe real surprise is Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman. Steals the show. Steve Weintraub, ColliderAny complaints at all?I had some small issues with the hero/villain aspects. Germain Lussier, io9Gets a bit over the top and cheesy at times. Peter Sciretta, SlashfilmWhat does this mean for DC, then?Excited to see more fun superhero moves from DC. Rachel Heine, NerdistDC is def on a winning streak. Bring on Todd Phillips’ Joker! Steve Weintraub, ColliderShazam! opens everywhere on April 5.
Ahead of this Friday s release of Hellboy, Rotten Tomatoes correspondent Mark Ellis sat down with the man who plays the hard-living half-demon himself, David Harbour, to discuss his approach to the beloved character. Plus, co-stars Milla Jovovic, Daniel Dae Kim, and Ian McShane chime in on what makes this latest Hellboy different from earlier incarnations, contemplate some quirky crossovers (Hellboy at the Continental Hotel?), and lay out what audiences can expect from the R-rated flick.Hellboy is in theaters everywhere Friday, April 12Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
omance work?“They drop the ball a bit with the romantic elements that crop up, but it’s not the main focus, so that’s easy to forgive.” Joey Magidson, Awards Radar“The love story that is baked somewhere in all of this…gets serious short shrift.” Catherine Springer, AwardsWatchHow is the pacing?“The film benefits from a terrific sense of pace, being one of the few recent action films that s not a bloated two hours plus.” Chris Bumbray, JoBlo“Pacing that keeps you engaged throughout the full two hours.” Sherin Nicole, idobi.com“It takes a good half-hour to really find its feet. But, unlike many high-concept blockbusters, Free Guy actually improves as it unfolds.” James Marsh, South China Morning Post“The movie begins to drag ever so slightly around the 80-minute mark.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com(Photo by 20th Century Studios)How is Ryan Reynolds?“He s once again riffing on the same likable, wise-cracking character he s built a career on, but it works.” Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects“As Guy, Ryan Reynolds is basically just Ryan Reynolds. That’s not a bad thing, he’s great…it works perfectly for the character.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“There aren’t many other actors who can pull off this kind of performance, and that’s what I’ve grown to enjoy in watching Reynolds over the years.” Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies“You get the sense that Ryan Reynolds has never had more fun.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“Reynolds charisma shines through to make Guy a hero we can all get behind.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“His performance as Guy is locked into an ultra-sincere easy mode that feels like the polar opposite of his Deadpool snark even though it clearly stems from the same place.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire“[It’s] his best role since Deadpool.” James Marsh, South China Morning PostWhat about Jodie Comer?“Comer, a bad-ass in her own rights, is relatable and endearing as Molotovgirl/Millie. She matches Reynolds beat for beat.” Yolanda Machado, Nerdist“The movie’s Trojan horse and unambiguous MVP. So charismatic in each of her roles that it feels like she’s holding the whole film together with both hands.” David Ehrlich, IndieWireRyan FujitaniAnd Taika Waititi?“Laugh-out-loud hilarious.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“Taika Waititi frequently steals the show…always hilarious.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“Annoying as well as funny.” Joey Magidson, Awards Radar“The amount of leeway afforded to Waititi means getting a variety of great one-liners.” Aaron Neuwirth, We Live Entertainment“It appears that Levy simply let him run wild. The result is a loud, unfunny brake-squeal every time Waititi starts riffing and ranting.” Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects“It’s fascinating to watch Taika in action as a bad guy…What a cinematic villain he is!” Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies“Levy lets Waititi roam free, free to improvise many of his scenes, which are painful to watch.” Catherine Springer, AwardsWatch“The weak link…more irritating than entertaining.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.comHow are the cameos?“Your brains are not prepared for the cameos. Do not let anyone spoil them for you.” Sherin Nicole, idobi.com“When it comes to one of the cameos: I was clapping at the same time I was falling out of my seat from pure joy.” Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies“Some of the most memorable cameo appearances in recent memory.” James Marsh, South China Morning Post“A third-act surprise appearance by a certain magical actor is a welcome show-stopper.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm(Photo by 20th Century Studios)Is there too much going on?“Much like the recent Space Jam: A New Legacy, Free Guy throws a lot of stuff at the wall, but unlike Warner Bros. soulless slog, most of it actually sticks.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com“Unlike Space Jam, another sensory overload brimming with IP love, it never feels tacky or put on.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“Ironically for a film about a background player stepping onto center stage, the best is often happening in the background.” Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsBut does it stick the landing?“Two moments during the climax are as crowd-pleasing as anything you’ll see this year, blockbuster-wise.” Joey Magidson, Awards Radar“The film’s final act is a surprise-filled cornucopia — a cathartic cacophony of satisfying payoffs both narratively and emotionally that brings everything together beautifully.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“An absolute banger of a finale that should leave big sloppy grins on all but the most joyless of faces.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com“The conclusion, through a couple, admittedly, hilarious cameos and pop culture references, Levy succumbs to the same IP-driven storytelling [it] once lamented.” Robert Daniels, The PlaylistRyan FujitaniAre there any other major problems?“Free Guy is an irresistibly good time until the moment you’re confronted with the potential consequences of enjoying it.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire“Buddy is the Black best friend, a trope the movie smartly lampoons. But he’s also frustratingly close to being a magical Negro.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“One can t help but feel that the PG-13 rating did somewhat prevent [the movie] from taking full advantage of the concept.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com“It bogs down every time we leave Guy to spend time with people in the real world…very little of it is interesting.” Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsWill it hold up to repeat viewings?“Once Free Guy is over, you immediately want to play it again.” Matt Goldberg, Collider“There s sure to be plenty to be discovered on repeat viewings, even if we re not quite sure that Free Guy will prove as entertaining the second time around.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“If you pop your quarter in for a single play you ll get your money s worth here.” Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsFree Guy is in theaters on Friday August 13, 2021.
While COVID-19 continues to impact the TV industry in big ways, talk show hosts try to keep giving us things to laugh about (including a brief comeback from Rosie O Donnell to help her fellow entertainers), Netflix gives us a new way to be socially less distant, and more in the week s top TV news.TOP STORYNetflix Party Makes It Possible to Have a Group Bingewatch (and Not Just a Virtual One)(Photo by Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)Binge-watching episodes of The Office for the 37th time just got more fun. Thanks to a new Google Chrome extension called Netflix Party (available here), you can have movie nights and group TV viewing parties of your favorite Netflix programming.And not only does the extension allow you to watch programming at the same time on your computers, but Netflix Party also features a chat room, so you can quote Michael Scott’s wackiest words to each other, or debate whether or not “Scott’s Tots” is the worst Office episode of all time. We kid. There’s no debate. It is absolutely the worst Office episode of all time.Hopefully you stashed away plenty of snack fare, because COVID-19 social distancing just got the tiniest bit more bearable.Update: Netflix also announced that the company has created a 0 million emergency support fund for entertainment industry workers. Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement:The Covid-19 crisis is devastating for many industries, including the creative community. Almost all television and film production has now ceased globally leaving hundreds of thousands of crew and cast without jobs. These include electricians, carpenters, drivers, hair and makeup artists and more, many of whom are paid hourly wages and work on a project-to-project basis.This community has supported Netflix through the good times, and we want to help them through these hard times, especially while governments are still figuring out what economic support they will provide. So we’ve created a 0 million fund to help with hardship in the creative community.Most of the fund will go towards support for the hardest hit workers on our own productions around the world. We’re in the process of working out exactly what this means, production by production. This is in addition to the two weeks pay we’ve already committed to the crew and cast on productions we were forced to suspend last week.Beyond helping workers on our own productions, we also want to support the broader film and television industry. So million of the fund will go to third parties and non-profits providing emergency relief to out-of-work crew and cast in the countries where we have a large production base.Netflix will provide million each to the SAG-AFTRA Covid-19 Disaster Fund, the Motion Picture and Television Fund, and the Actors Fund Emergency Assistance in the U.S., and million between the AFC and Fondation des Artistes. Additional allocations worldwide will be announced next week.Lord of the Rings, The Witcher Among the Latest Coronavirus-Related Production HaltsAmazon Prime s The Lord of the Rings series was shut down March 16, according to a memo acquired by The New Zealand Herald. This is done in an environment where travel restrictions directed at the control of Covid-19 are issued daily by New Zealand and most other countries we are doing this to minimise stress on the resources and infrastructures around us by doing our part to reduce population density in our communities and daily activities, in efforts to help reduce the spread of the virus, the memo read in part.Netflix similarly shut down production on season 2 of The Witcher for two weeks, Deadline reported, noting that crew will continue to be paid during the hiatus. The show is filmed around 40 miles west of London at Arborfield Studios. Meanwhile, another Netflix production, The Crown was so near completion on season 4 that filming continued this week; though the production wrapped early, according to EW.Plus, that Friends reunion special that was going to be a highlight of HBO Max’s debut month in May might have to wait. THR.com reports the show, which will feature Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer getting together for an unscripted celebration of the 10-season sitcom, was scheduled to tape next week, but now could be pushed off for a May tape date, because of coronavirus concerns. HBO Max will be the streaming home for the series when it launches.In other coronavirus-related TV rescheduling news:American Idol suspended production and sent contestants home for now. Taped episodes will continue to air through the middle of April, when live episodes were scheduled to begin. (TV Line)Because of a delay in production on the fourth season of Fargo, starring Chris Rock, FX has postponed the premiere of the season, which was scheduled to debut on April 19.New episodes of Saturday Night Live have been postponed until at least the middle of April. John Krasinski had been scheduled to host the March 28 episode, with musical guest Dua Lipa.ABC has temporarily replaced its daytime talk show Strahan, Sara and Keke with a daily coronavirus update special. Pandemic: What You Need to Know is hosted by Amy Robach, and will include news updates, interviews with experts, and conversations with service workers, corporate CEOs, and others deeply impacted by the pandemic.The Kelly Clarkson–hosted Billboard Music Awards, scheduled to air live from Las Vegas on April 29, have been postponed indefinitely.Netflix has postponed its first-ever, all-star Netflix Is a Joke comedy festival, originally planned for April 27–May 3.WrestleMania 36 will continue as a pay-per-view event, with no audience, and spread across two nights: April 4 and 5.The British Academy has postponed its TV awards, originally scheduled for May 17, and its TV craft awards, originally scheduled for April 26, indefinitely.Several TV series that have shut down production during the pandemic have donated goods to hospitals whose medical supplies are running dangerously low. EW reports The Resident, The Good Doctor, and Station 19 have donated boxes of masks, gloves, and gowns to hospitals in Atlanta, Vancouver, and Los Angeles.TV writers rooms have found a way to keep working – offering hope that new series will launch and that we’ll see new seasons of our favorite shows – thanks to virtual meetings via the Zoom app. (THR)The Kentucky Derby has been postponed for the first time since World War II. Usually run on the first Saturday in May, it is now rescheduled for the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5.With studio production on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert shut down, CBS has moved the production of CBS This Morning to Colbert’s home at the Ed Sullivan Theater in Times Square, as the network has moved operations out of two of its buildings in NYC.MIPTV, the international television market that was originally scheduled for the end of March in Cannes, has created a digital alternative. MIPTV Online+ will launch on March 30 and be available free to those who were registered for the Cannes event.The Dr. Oz Show will be filmed remotely, after a staffer on Dr. Mehmet Oz’s daytime series tested positive for coronavirus. (Page Six)Nervous about conflicting information about the pandemic, Whoopi Goldberg began performing her co-hosting duties on The View from from home this week. Meanwhile, Today host Savannah Guthrie and weatherman Al Roker are also performing their morning show duties from home.Showtime will begin airing just one new episode of its Don Cheadle comedy Black Monday, instead of two, per week, beginning on March 22.Vice TV’s Vice News Tonight series has gone on hiatus for an indefinite time.In the rare piece of good news in TV land this week: ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC saw a three percent increase in viewership for the week ending March 15, when working at home and social distancing became a reality for many viewers. The week’s top shows: NCIS with 10.7 million viewers, 60 Minutes with 10.4, Young Sheldon with 8.8, The Voice with 8.7, and The Bachelor with 8.4.But The New York Times warns that while social distancing has led to an uptick in viewers across network, cable, and streaming services, as the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic grows, viewers could soon be looking to cut the cord and cancel their streaming subscriptions.Talk Shows Keep the Home Fires Burning on DigitalJimmy Fallon is also promising a nightly YouTube version of The Tonight Show: Home Edition, with his wife as camera person, songs and jokes, a spotlight on a different charity each night, and guest appearances by his kids. Jimmy Kimmel is also offering fans episodes of Quarantine Minilogues from his home, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah launched The Daily Social Distancing Show from his home (specifically, his couch), and Stephen Colbert is also dropping bon mots from various locations in his house, including the bathtub.Samantha Bee has launched a daily digital series – Beeing at Home with Samantha Bee! – in which “Sam has relocated to a rustic woodshed to teach everyone how to chop their own wood for warmth while practicing social distancing,” according to TBS. “She gives an answer to the question of how much wood would a late-night host chop? It’s one, one piece of wood.”Conan O’Brien announced he will resume his TBS late-night talk show Conan on March 30, making the show the first late-night show to return to a regular schedule. He will be filming via iPhone, without an audience. His staffers will work from home, and guests will appear via video. In a release, O’Brien joked, “The quality of my work will not go down, because technically, that s not possible. The Rosie O’Donnell Show is back … for one night only, and only online. But O’Donnell, whose Emmy-winning talk show ran for six seasons in 1996-2002, has gathered a line-up of A-listers to appear via social distancing-friendly video from their homes. The special, which will raise money for The Actors Fund to benefit entertainment and performing arts professionals who are out of work because of the coronavirus, will include appearances by Beth Behrs, Nate Berkus, Tituss Burgess, Norbert Leo Butz, Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Gloria Estefan, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Harvey Fierstein, David Foster, Morgan Freeman, Neil Patrick Harris, Judith Light, Barry Manilow, Audra McDonald, Katharine McPhee, Idina Menzel, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells, Chita Rivera, and Ben Vereen, plus dozens more. The show will air live on YouTube and Broadway.com at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 22. (THR)Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski has launched a new quarantine-era cooking show on Instagram. Quar Eye: Cooking Lessons from Quarantine has so far included a how-to on making a “Keep Calm-lette.”New Trailers: Harley Quinn Season 2 Offers More Raunchy Animated VillainyMore trailers:Billions, season 5, starring Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, and Corey Stoll (Showtime)Upload, season 1, a new comedy from The Office creator Greg Daniels, starring Robbie Amell (Prime Video)Reno 911! revival (Quibi)Insecure, season 4, starring Issa Rae (HBO)One Day at a Time, season 4, starring Justina Machado (Pop)Bosch, season 6, starring Titus Welliver (Prime Video)Wynonna Earp, season 4, starring Melanie Scrofano (Syfy)Liar, season 2, starring Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd (SundanceTV)Vice revival (Showtime)Dismantled, reality cooking competition hosted by Tituss Burgess (Quibi)The Platform, a horror satire movie, starring Ivan Massagué (Netflix)Nailed It!, season 4, hosted by Nicole Byer (Netflix)Murder House Flip, reality series about renovating homes that were crime scenes (Quibi)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.R B Star Kelis Will Host New Cannabis-Themed Cooking Competition on Netflix“Milkshake” singer Kelis will co-host a cooking competition series that challenges chefs to create a three-course meal featuring cannabis. Cooked with Cannabis premieres on Netflix on April 20.I m really excited to announce my new 摩尔庄园是90后童年的记忆，所以官方也将该手游，定义为怀旧，同时集养成、社交等玩法为一体的综合性游戏。选择的上线时间，也颇具意义——6.1，正是儿童节当天，一个充满童趣与回忆的日子。这对于已经“老去”的90后，以及正在茁壮成长的00后，或许会是一款，充满治愈与温暖的手游。
We may have proof that most remakes suck, but that’s not the case for all of them, and the new adaptation of Pet Sematary appears to be a significant exception. According to the first wave of reviews following its SXSW premiere on Saturday, March 16, the horror movie is not just an improvement on the previous 1989 version but another great Stephen King-based flick to further the wave of his recent popularity. Pet Sematary offers some major differences that King die-hards might not appreciate, but between the dramatic core of the scares and the stand-out performances, this one seems to have been well worth another effort.Here’s what the critics are saying about Pet Sematary:How does this one stack up against other Stephen King adaptations?One of the best Stephen King adaptations in the past decade. Monica Castillo, The WrapNot merely a solid entry to the long list of films based on King’s work; it joins the ones sitting at the top as one of the very best. Perri Nemiroff, ColliderPet Sematary is one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmA solid if not earthshaking horror pic built around notably good performances. John DeFore, Hollywood ReporterA bloodless bastardization of its source material that sinks under its own uninspired storytelling and horror movie cliches. Bryan Rolli, The Daily DotHow does it compare to the 1989 version?Sometimes, different is better. Dan Caffrey, Consequence of SoundThe 1983 novel sees the adaptation it’s always deserved. Jonathan Barkan, Dread CentralThe new Pet Sematary pushes the envelope, and then some, going further than King even dared. The fact that this is a studio film is both surprising, and thrilling. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmThis Pet Sematary is more effective than the previous adaptation, at least until the climax. Britt Hayes, IndieWireThey’re not doing nearly enough to distinguish this version from the one that came before. Peter Debruge, Variety(Photo by Paramount Pictures)Are there any new surprises?Everything you thought you knew about this familiar tale will be used against you in the most invigorating, and chilling ways. Meagan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingWe may think we know where this story is going, but Pet Sematary has plenty of shocking tricks up its sleeve. The end result is a film somehow darker than the book itself. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmThe filmmakers have also tweaked the humor to reflect our new post-The Conjuring sensibility, where audiences can be sure that the characters know when they’re making bad ideas. Peter Debruge, VarietyHow gory is it?The movie is relatively on the bloody side of horror. Monica Castillo, The WrapThere’s a lot more blood and viscera this time around. Dan Caffrey, Consequence of SoundHorror fans will be thrilled by the sparse yet unsettling gore. Jonathan Barkan, Dread CentralIs Zelda as haunting as she is in the 1989 movie?This Zelda is may be different, and yet she’s so extremely scary in her own right. Seriously. It’s so impressively scary. Meagan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingWhile topping the malicious distortion of Andrew Hubatsek [in the original] was always going to be a tall order, Alyssa Brooke Levine makes the role her own, thankfully with the help of prosthetics rather than CGI. Dan Caffrey, Consequence of SoundThose scenes are leaps and bounds better than they were in Lambert’s version. Britt Hayes, IndieWireZelda plays a far more prominent role in this film and goddamn is she scary. Jonathan Barkan, Dread CentralRyan FujitaniHow different is the ending?The macabre poignance of the first two-thirds of the film swiftly devolves into silliness, ending on a note… that feels more like a punchline than a gut punch. Britt Hayes, IndieWireThe final act is so absolutely off the rails bonkers that it’s amazing that a big studio release ever let it pass. It’s freaking twisted. Meagan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingThe movie s final scene captures the ambiguous creepiness of the novel s end while totally reinventing its content. John DeFore, Hollywood ReporterThe change results in a wilder and — honest to God — way more fun climax. Dan Caffrey, Consequence of SoundAre there any standout performances?The film’s breakout star is Jeté Laurence, whose scary-good performance as the sweet and naturally curious 8-year-old Ellie recasts what could have been a silly part into something that’s genuinely creepy and heartbreaking. Monica Castillo, The WrapThe real standout is young actress Laurence, as Ellie… it’s a treat to watch her descend into darkness. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmThe movie is owned by Jeté Laurence as Ellie. This young actress gives a tour de force performance. Bobby LePire, Film ThreatThe range the role requires is extensive to say the least, and Laurence works the entire spectrum from sweet and curious to true terror brilliantly. Perri Nemiroff, ColliderLaurence plays the demented side of her character well, even if that character is just a B-rate composite of living dead girl tropes from The Ring and The Exorcist. Bryan Rolli, The Daily Dot[Amy] Seimetz outshines [Jason] Clarke as the spouse grappling with the very concept of death… Rachel Creed is the one we nearly wish was the focal point of the film. Meagan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingThe cats that played Church are evidence that animals deserve an Academy Award category of their own. Jonathan Barkan, Dread Central(Photo by Paramount Pictures)Is there greater substance here than in your average horror flick?The directing duo confront grief and guilt in a manner that resonates deeply…to deliver an unnerving exploration of death and its emotional effects. Britt Hayes, IndieWireIts terrifying story about death still leaves audiences with much to think about long after the credits roll. Monica Castillo, The WrapJeff Buhler’s screenplay excels on so many levels… it’s a layered, deeply sinister family nightmare that, yes, is packed with scares, but also a significant amount of complexity that takes those scares well beyond fleeting thrills. Perri Nemiroff, ColliderDoes the movie have any major issues?The movie’s first two acts feel quite rushed… then there are moments of cheap CGI that destroy the atmosphere for the duration it is on screen. Bobby LePire, Film ThreatThe problem with Pet Sematary is that it gives viewers absolutely no reason to care about anything that happens to the Creed family. Bryan Rolli, The Daily DotThe script is practically all plot, all the time, which is plenty efficient for those simply looking to be scared but a little anemic when it comes to making audiences care about these people. Peter Debruge, VarietyThe film soon makes this reanimated loved one more monstrous than unsettling, possessed of unlikely strength and a little too similar to the growling monster-people found in garden-variety horror films. John DeFore, Hollywood ReporterAnyone expecting the new Pet Sematary to play by the same rules is going to be both shocked, and maybe disappointed. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmPet Sematary opens everywhere on April 5.
无尽之刃 America's Sweethearts (2001) 32%(Photo by Courtesy the Everett Collection)Did You Know… Julia Roberts reportedly turned down the lead role (which went to Catherine Zeta-Jones) to play the supporting role.Roberts plays: Kiki, assistant to her mega-star sister Gwen (CZJ), whose estranged actor husband Eddie (John Cusack), is falling in love with Kiki.Meet Cute: Alas, none – Kiki’s already well acquainted with her brother-in-law.Best Line: “That woman you saw by the pool, that woman you just have to spend the rest of your life with… that was me.”Memorable Sidekick: None, but Billy Crystal as a seasoned, world-weary Hollywood publicist named Lee Phillips has the role in spirit.Romantic Obstacle: Will Kiki’s sister will really let her take her man?Wins Boy? Yes.Runaway Bride (1999) 46%Did You Know… Eight years before the film’s release, Roberts was a runaway bride in real-life, ditching actor Kiefer Sutherland at the altar.Roberts plays: Maggie, a small-town woman whose penchant for leaving grooms at the altar draws the attention of big-city newspaper columnist Ike (Richard Gere).Meet Cute: Ike inquires about Maggie in a beauty parlor.Best Line: “There is a distinct possibility I am profoundly and irreversibly screwed up.”Memorable Sidekick: Maggie’s sharp-tongued friend Peggy Flemming (Joan Cusack). “Not the ice skater,” she tells Ike.Romantic Obstacle: Fear of commitment.Wins Boy? Yes.Pretty Woman (1990) 64%(Photo by Courtesy the Everett Collection)Did You Know… The script was originally written as a dark drama titled Three Thousand, in which (horrors!) Roberts’ character died in the end. Somehow, director Garry Marshall re-imagined it as a modern-day Cinderella.Roberts Plays: Vivian, a prostitute who (as in the original script) accepts ,000 for a week as an escort to billionaire corporate raider Edward (Richard Gere).Meet Cute: A lost Edward asks Vivian for directions on Hollywood Blvd.Best Line: “You and I are such similar creatures, Vivian… we both screw people for money.”Memorable Sidekick: Vivan’s pal Kit (Laura San Giacomo).Romantic Obstacle: It’s a business transaction, after all Wins Boy? Yes.My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) 73%Did You Know Roberts was not the first choice to be the lead – it was first offered to Sarah Jessica Parker, who was already committed to Sex and the City.Roberts Plays: Julianne, a food critic trying to break up her best friend Michael’s (Dermot Mulroney) wedding to young Kimmy (Cameron Diaz) because she’s in love with him.Meet Cute: None – they’ve already met.Best Line: “Shut up! Now I love this man, and there is no way I m gonna give him up to some two-faced, big-haired food critic!”Memorable Sidekick: George (Rupert Everett), Julianne’s unflappable gay pal.Wins Boy? No (but she wins anyway, with a graceful wedding toast to the bride and groom).Notting Hill (1999) 83%Did You Know Roberts told Vanity Fair she was anything but enthused when she first got the script (but before she read it). “How boring,” she told her agent. “How tedious—what a stupid thing for me to do.” Luckily, she felt a little better once she read the script.Meet Cute: Anna walks into William’s bookstore on Portobello Road.Best Line: “I’m just a girl. Standing in front of a boy. Asking him to love her.”Memorable Sidekick: Rhys Ifans as Spike, Grant’s wacky Welsh roommate, the kind who flexes his biceps to paparazzi in his underwear.Romantic Obstacle: Anna’s moody movie-star boyfriend Jeff (an un-credited Alec Baldwin).Wins Boy? Yes.Notthing Hill was released in theaters in the U.S. on May 28, 1999.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.