Speaking of sports movies, there s another one hitting theaters this week with a decidedly different angle. Run the Race takes another faith-based approach to the Midwestern sports drama, as it follows two brothers living on their own Zach (Tanner Stine) is the star of his high school football team, while David (Evan Hofer) no longer plays, due to injury. When Zach also succumbs to injury on the field, the two of them face their troubles in startlingly different ways. We d love to tell you what the critics thought of Run the Race, but the film wasn t widely screened for them, which means it s up to you to guess the Tomatometer! 从10月8日不删档开始，LOL手游将在未来的一段时间送出总计23个英雄和14个皮肤。这些英雄和皮肤的获取方式也非常简单，等级提升到10级就可以拿到11个英雄，登陆还有一个稀有英雄自选箱，以及端游中“臭名昭著”的提莫和熊猫皮肤。随后玩家也可以通过做对局任务，拿到K/DA以及冰与火活动的总计四个英雄，以及端游上年限的福牛皮肤。不得不说，这一波福利可以称得上是鹅厂系列游戏中最猛最直接的一次，但也正因如此，这波福利也令玩家不得不联想到与王者的竞争上。
Executive producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer breathed life into the Red Planet for near-future sci-fi fans by developing a docu-drama series set in 2033 that explores humans first interplanetary colonization effort. National Geographic series Mars, based on the 2015 book How We ll Live on Mars by Stephen Petranek, returns Monday night for its second season, which catches up with its fictional characters nine years later, settling into their new home and sparring with corporate interests trying to gain a foothold in mining the planet.Is it too soon for capitalism on Mars? Season 2 explores that subject and interpersonal relationships of the earliest settlers, as the docu part of the series equation gives way to more storytelling. Six-episode season 1 got mixed reviews, garnering a 61% score on the Tomatometer, with critics praising the 2033 visuals of the fictionalized story but also noting stuttering transitions between the documentary-style interviews with space experts including SpaceX founder Elon Musk, The Martian author Andy Weir, space advocate Robert Zubrin of the Mars Society, and astrophysicist and TV host Neil deGrasse Tyson.(Photo by National Geographic)Director Everardo Gout returns for the new season, as do stars Alberto Ammann, Jihae, Anamaria Marinca, Clémentine Poidatz, Sammi Rotibi, and Cosima Shaw. Joining them for season 2 are Gunnar Cauthery (Genius), Levi Fiehler (Mission Control), Evan Hall (Orange Is the New Black), Jeff Hephner (Chicago Fire), Akbar Kurtha (24), Esai Morales (Ozark), and Roxy Sternberg (Emerald City). Big Thinkers Musk and Weir also return, joined by former NASA Chief Ellen Stofan, former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku, The Planetary Society CEO and television host Bill Nye, and others.Rotten Tomatoes caught up with the cast of the series during a set visit in Budapest, Hungary last year. South Korea–born artist Jihae — as she is known in her music career — plays two roles as Hana Seung, commander of the International Mars Science Foundation s original Mars mission crew, and her twin sister Joon, former secretary-general of IMSF who, at the opening of season 2, is joining her sister on Mars. Jihae also appears in Peter Jackson s upcoming Mortal Instruments. Argentinean actor Ammann, known to U.S. audiences for his role in acclaimed Netflix drug-trade drama Narcos, and French actress Poidatz play lovers — Olympus Town’s hydrologist and geochemist Javier Delgado and physicist Amelie Durand — who have a baby on the way.The three Mars stars previewed the new season and told us about the challenges of playing space and the very big problem of being a child of Mars.(Photo by National Geographic/Richard Donnelly)Should humans be allowed to risk their lives for space exploration and Mars colonization efforts?Jihae: During the research I did for playing this role, you learn how much time, how much devotion and dedication it takes for astronauts to do what they do. Not only that, when they go up there, they are signing a will. They know it s a very good chance that they could die and they could not come back. That s quite a sacrifice that they would train as long as they do rigorously and really not have a life otherwise, and then risk all of that and do all of that and risk their lives to go up there. Such huge respect for the people who do that, because they also have to be very intelligent, and they also have to be — there s so many factors that s required for one to have such a profession.Should we? You know, I m on the fence, because there s so much that could be taken care of on Earth, you know? A lot of problems. What, 80 percent of the world population lives on less than 10 dollars a day? The poverty, the refugee crisis, climate change — there s so much to take care of on Earth, and my gosh, it takes so much money to go to space. When I heard Elon Musk say that space exploration is an existential imperative, I thought, That s a little extreme, you know? But when I really dug into it — as to why he said that — a lot of leading scientists believe that there s so many ways and reasons why Earth could go extinct and why the human species could go extinct, and it only makes sense for us to explore another planet.(Photo by National Geographic/Attila Szalay)What is it like, Clémentine, playing the first pregnant person on Mars, having the first Mars baby?Poidatz: My character Amelie, she s going through a crazy journey because at the beginning of this series, I want to go back to Earth I mean, I m going to lose it if I stay here. We live under domes. The first season was all about going to Mars, trying to survive there, but it was very probable that we were all going to die during that first mission. And it was kind of a survival mission. After nine years in Olympus town, what do you do? You know? In nine years. And you have the possibility to go back to Earth. So that s the beginning of the series.The baby is an accident, because the radiation exposure is very high on Mars. We ve been told that it s not possible to have kids on Mars. So, I mean, it was a big accident. And I found out that I m pregnant, (and) for me it s the end of the world because it means no Earth again. It means that I can either get an abortion, but I didn t feel like it I m like, this baby is not going to be able to go back to Earth because of, you know, the organs or the bones are never going to be able to adapt to Earth gravity. So the baby will be stuck on Mars. And Javier and Amelie will be stuck on Mars, too.But of course, bringing life to Mars is also part of our mission, so what s better than a baby? Than a human being? So, yeah. And I think that there is a lot of pressure for Amelie because it will be the first Martian.(Photo by National Geographic/Dusan Martincek)With all of the new cast, including a new doctor, how are you dealing with all these new people coming in, as an actress and as your character?Poidatz: As an actress, it s great. At the same time, last year we were such a small family; it was, like, completely different. We didn t have a proper showrunner, sometimes we were receiving the scripts like the night or the next morning, and for me it was super stressful. I was so bad in sciences when I was a kid; just to get to play an astronaut-slash-doctor on Mars, in English was like — and because they wanted to get it right, and stick to the reality, they were changing the script all the time. So it was very tiring last year.But we created that bond that was — we were only, like, six actors last year And so I was kind of scared for that second season when I heard there were like 10, 12 new actors coming. It was, like, How are we going to do it? When you share something, sometimes it s hard to share it. I m being super honest, (I was) just kind of scared. But they re great. They re all super nice.And because we re all coming from different places, you feel free to be yourself. Because you don t know them, you don t have ex-boyfriends in common, you don t have the same agents, you re not fighting for the same roles. And we are all so different that you can actually allow yourself to be yourself. I find it very refreshing compared to the French industry that is so small and I m always doing the same kind of roles, and I m always working with same kind of directors, the same actors, and we all know each other. And I find it very, I mean, refreshing to be working with people who are not at all — who are completely different from you. And it s very, I think that s something that I really love about it. We have completely different energies. All of us. All of us. We re completely different.(Photo by National Geographic/Dusan Martincek)Jihae: [Welcoming the new cast] wasn t hard. Yeah, because there s five of us. Really, we went through hell last year. We went through a lot last year, and we had a lot of fun together, and we really bonded for the three months we were together, so it wasn t hard having — was it six, seven? Seven, eight? Something like that — new people. It s fun. The more, the merrier?So Amelie is staying and there will be two doctors —Poidatz: Yeah. And by the way, I was very scared, because a friend of mine auditioned for this role, the new doctor, and he called me and we hadn t received the script, so all I knew was that my character wanted to go back to Earth. And Stephen Petronick, who became a very good friend of mine, who I think is the best human being in the galaxy, Stephen told me, Hey, you know what, your dream came true, you re going to have a baby with Javier. But my friend who auditioned for the role of Dr. Johar in Los Angeles, he told me, So I m auditioning to replace you on Mars. And I m like, What?! So they were looking for a character, a man, who was also empathetic and very nice and kind, because they wanted someone to replace Amelie. And so he was like, I m so sorry to tell you that. I m like, I knew that I was going back to Earth, but I thought that I was going to be pregnant at some point. And so I started to freak out, I was like OK, they fired me. I ll only be in one episode, that s fine, but I started crying, and I didn t even have the courage to go to anyone asking what was happening to my character.(Photo by National Geographic/Dusan Martincek)Alberto, your character is in charge of the water. And so this corporate entity comes in to mine the water. Can you say how your character responds to this intrusion into his work?Ammann: I think for Javier it s not so, so terrible. I think he doesn t like Lukrum or this. I think for Javier, it is the business — it s that he doesn t like the business. For him it s not a business. I think he s quite relaxed in the way that he knows that it s going to be a lot of work anyway, so these guys can be there, doing whatever. But I don t think Javier is challenged. I think that the big concern is what happens if we bring all our sh from Earth to Mars.Did you say sh ?Ammann: Yes, sorry.No, no, no. I meant that someone said that the only thing that Mars was missing in order to be Earth was sh — actual human excrement — that the methane would actually help it create an atmosphere. That s why I thought, Are you speaking literally? Ammann: No, actually I was trying to say our bad things, our bad behaviors.Poidatz: The baby s a good thing, right? 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Last week, it was announced that Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson was stepping away from the sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, due to that age-old complication known as creative differences. It had previously been reported that the new film would be darker and hew closer to elements of horror, which would have suited Derrickson, whose previous films included The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister. But now that he s gone, someone has to fill those shoes.Many of our fans on social media offered up suggestions for replacement directors, so we took those into consideration, then added a few names we thought might align with what we ve been told about Multiverse, to come up with a list of potential choices. Vote on the poll below and let us know who you think would be the best choice to direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
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ketplace with lesser competing options for the public to experience in theaters. Raya had made .17 million in its first 12 days and has more than doubled that total since. The Marksman with Liam Neeson had only grossed .35 million in 12 days and has managed to scrounge out over million. GvK will still have another weekend at No. 1 and will fall back with Mortal Kombat the week after, at which time it should settle into second place for another three weeks until Spiral comes out, and there is no reason to believe it will not still be in the top five come Memorial Day weekend. That’s a long road ahead, but it is still very possible that 0 million could be there at the end of it.The Top 10 and Beyond: Voyagers Lands with a Thud(Photo by Lionsgate)The only big theatrical contender this week was Lionsgate’s Lord of the Flies in space, aka Voyagers, which was not liked by critics (with a 27% Tomatometer score) or cared about by audiences this weekend grossing a paltry .3 million. Sure, it is only the 12th film of 2021 to open with more than a million, but it could not even crack the top 10 on that small list. Even the long-delayed Chaos Walking managed to open to .77 million, one of only seven movies this year so far to gross over million.Beyond that, it was a week of small drops. Nobody retained its second-place spot falling just 12 percent to .65 million. It has now crossed the million line. Last week’s No. 2, The Unholy, fell to third with only a 23 percent drop. It’s total now stands at .7 million. Tom Jerry dropped only 17 percent and has run its total to over million. Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon actually increased business this week, going up 2 percent and grossing .1 million for a total of million.These Dates In Box Office History: Vin Diesel’s The Fast and the Furious Franchise Revved Up Audiences for the Summer Blockbuster SeasonApril 9: On this day in 2017, the Jennifer Lawrence/Chris Pratt sci-fi film, Passengers, grossed ,876. That was enough to push it over the 0 million mark on its 110th day of release. (What an anniversary for Voyagers to be opening on with its unwanted advances in space premise.)April 10: This is a big date for films crossing the 0 million line. In 1999, Dreamworks’ animated The Prince of Egypt made 1,406 to get there on day 114 of its release. Steven Spielberg got their faster in the director’s chair in 2018 when Ready Player One grossed .34 million to reach the mark in just 13 days. Though eight years earlier in 2010, the remake of Clash of the Titans took in .04 million to reach the milestone in just nine days. Much faster than Vin Diesel’s family film, The Pacifier, did in 2005 when it grossed 9,633 on its 38th day. Diesel got there a lot quicker – and doubled it – 10 years later when Furious 7 made .86 million in its eighth day to cross the 0 million line.April 11: Turns out these are big dates for one Vin Diesel as Fast and Furious is his third film on the list this week. His return to the franchise made .43 million in its ninth day to cross 0 million. Three years later on this date, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax grossed 5,795 to pass 0 million on its 41st day of release. That is a milestone that Fast and Furious would not reach.On the Vine: Fresh Festival Films Take a Shot at Box Office Glory
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Chris Evans took a break from his Marvel superhero duties in 2013 to star in Bong Joon-ho s sci-fi movie Snowpiercer. Based on the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, the story followed a high-speed, non-stop bullet train filled with the final remnants of the human race as a second Ice Age turned the planet into an unlivable, post-climate change wasteland.The inhabitants on-board the locomotive represent a sampling of a society that was all but wiped out. The overcrowded back-end of the train is where the underprivileged exist, forced to follow the various orders handed down by militia, while they eat gelatinous blocks of protein for every meal. Contrasting this gritty despair is that of the passengers residing in the front of the train. Here, it s like a high-class vacation every day, where the elite are pampered with all sorts of perks like sushi, pedicures, and lavish nighttime parties.Bong s film was widely celebrated, so it wasn t too surprising when it was announced two years later that a Snowpiercer TV series was in development. A pilot was ordered in 2016, and TNT ordered the series in 2018.It s been four years since the news hit, though. During that time, the project has been hit with a flurry of setbacks. Behind-the-scenes creative disputes and the shuffling of the project — it was moved from TNT to TBS, and then back again — has kept the series stuck in development hell.After all this time, it is looking like the small-screen adaptation of this futuristic dystopian tale is finally on a hopeful trajectory. So let s get into the nitty-gritty and explore everything we know about the upcoming Snowpiercer TV series.A STELLAR CAST IS ON BOARD(Photo by Monica Burns/Turner)For such a high-concept TV series, one would expect a collection of top-notch actors to come along for the ride, and the ensemble brought together for the TNT series is pretty impressive. After 19 years, Academy Award-winner Jennifer Connelly (Alita: Battle Angel) returns to television — anyone remember the short-lived procedural, The $treet? — to play first-class passenger and head of hospitality Melanie Cavill. Tony Award–winner Daveed Diggs, who is best known for his roles in the musical Hamilton and his feature writing debut Blindspotting, plays former police detective Layton Well, a man who lives in squalor in the back of the train.Other actors featured in the show s cast include Mickey Sumner (American Made), Tony Award-winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Annalise Basso (Slender Man), Steven Ogg (The Walking Dead), and Timothy V. Murphy (Sons of Anarchy).EXPECT MORE CLASS STRUGGLES, SOCIAL POLITICS, AND SOME EPIC WORLD-BUILDING(Photo by TNT)In the new series, the constantly-moving, self-sustaining train that is known to its inhabitants as the Rattling Ark will still be there. But while we re getting the futuristic visuals of this post-apocalyptic version of Noah s Ark — along with the similar themes of class, race, and social politics featured in the graphic novel and movie — the mechanics of the Snowpiercer world will be expanded. As a fan of the film and reading the scripts, it broadens the world exponentially. And that s one of the advantages of TV: you have time, series star Diggs previously told IGN. So the politics that are hinted at in the film are explored in much more depth, and the mechanism of the train [is explored further] — just the little things that create a world, world specificity. During a panel at the 2017 Television Critics Association press tour, TNT boss Kevin Reilly teased a central mystery that would be the throughline in season 1, saying it would focus on characters stuck together in an intense environment in a game of survival. Diggs further touched on the class commentary featured in the series at the program s NYCC panel.“Anyone who’s from a marginalized community knows there’s a kind of togetherness that comes out of necessity, and a feeling of family and lack of lying from having to band together,” Diggs said. “So there are some good things, but no amenities. It’s pretty bleak; it’s hard to raise children with no resources. They’re dealing with truly extreme circumstances, so the idea that there’s something to fight for is pretty intense.”A SHOWRUNNER SHAKE-UP SLOWED EVERYTHING DOWN (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images)A year after TNT ordered Snowpiercer to series, Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds) was brought on to run the show. Just weeks later, after production officially began, Friedman was replaced by Orphan Black co-creator Graeme Manson (pictu
The holiday movie season typically kicks off in earnest during the first full weekend of November Thor: Ragnarok, The Incredibles, and SPECTRE are just are a few of the blockbuster titles that have drawn audience interest and given the industry a late-year boost. This year s season so far has hardly lived up to even the lowest expectations, with Terminator: Dark Fate and Doctor Sleep suffering lackluster openings. The good news is that there are still many days left in the season, with both mini- and extended vacations coming for kids and their families. So let s look at 10 films that will hopefully rise towards or even exceed what everyone expects from them this season.10. Richard Jewell (2019) 77%Release Date: December 13Estimated Gross: -75 millionClint Eastwood managed to complete Richard Jewell his 12th film as director being released in December quickly for Warner Bros., getting another one in the can just in time for awards season. That strategy didn t quite work out for him last year with The Mule, which nevertheless grossed over 3 million, an impressive 5.92 multiple over just a .5 million opening weekend. Similarly, Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino opened in limited release but went on to gross 0.4 and 8 million, respectively. Even the return of Dirty Harry in Sudden Impact back in 1983 grossed about 4 million in today’s dollars. The commonality among all of those films is that Eastwood also starred in them. With the exception of American Sniper (his highest-grossing film to date), Eastwood in front of the camera is a bigger box office draw than when he s only behind it (Invictus grossed just .4 million), but the story of Richard Jewell (played by the great Paul Walter Hauser of I, Tonya and BlacKkKlansman) is a fascinating American tale that could resonate with domestic audiences. The trailer has raised some eyebrows about how far this film will lean into a poor white man being destroyed by actual fake news and, like Bombshell, the film could be hampered by audiences who prefer to keep their evenings free of politics. But critics have not been Rotten on Eastwood’s December oeuvre since 1990’s The Rookie, and that could translate into big box office dollars.9. Spies in Disguise (2019) 77%Release Date: December 25Estimated Gross: -85 millionSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse grossed over 0 million in 2018, and two years earlier, Illumination’s Sing made over 0 million, but those are the only two animated films since The Prince of Egypt in 1998 to gross over 0 million after opening in December. (That does not include hybrids like Alvin and the Chipmunks, Stuart Little, and Yogi Bear.) Spies in Disguise, with voice work by Will Smith and Tom Holland, has already been delayed three times this year from January to April, then to September, and now to Christmas Day. But even Fox’s animated talking bull, Ferdinand, managed to gross million back in 2017, despite opening on the same day as The Last Jedi and less than a week before Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Likewise, this release appears headed in a familiar direction.8. Ford v Ferrari (2019) 92%Release Date: November 15Estimated Gross: -105 millionMany critics have been referring to this as “your dad’s new favorite movie,” which feels apropos, even with Sam Mendes’ war epic, 1917, hoping to make a technical splash later this season. While that film is likely to earn some accolades, it will also probably get lost in a host of awards hopefuls – not to mention late-season blockbusters – so Ford v Ferrari is poised to make the most of its pole position. James Mangold’s two-and-a-half-hour racing film with Christian Bale and Matt Damon should get off to a strong start nearly two full weeks before Thanksgiving and cruise into mid-December as a staple of the top five at the box office until the big blockbusters take over.7. Little Women (2019) 95%Release Date: December 25Estimated Gross: 0-110 millionGreta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut, Lady Bird, is the highest-grossing film in independent production company A24’s history, making over million in 2017 and thriving into the heart of awards season that year. For her follow-up, Gerwig is taking on a literary classic with a major cast that includes Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Laura Dern, and Florence Pugh. Strong reactions have come out of early screenings, suggesting Gerwig is offering a fresh perspective on the material, which has already seen seven other big screen adaptations. If A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is the film for adults that takes us from Thanksgiving to Christmas, then this film is likely to take the baton in a sprint to the Academy Awards.6. Cats (2019) 20%Release Date: December 20Estimated Gross: 0-120 millionSince 2002, there have been seven musicals that have opened in December and grossed over 0 million. The genre is on a three-year streak with La La Land (2016, 1.1 million), The Greatest Showman (2017, 4.3 million), and Mary Poppins Returns (2018, 1.9 million). On the other hand, if your name is Andrew Lloyd Webber, the big screen adaptations of your musicals have not been nearly as successful. Evita didn t do too bad in 1996, despite never making it into more than 1,045 theaters ( million), but Joel Schumacher’s The Phantom of the Opera was a big financial and awards disappointment for Warner Bros. in 2004 (.2 million). Can Cats overcome the social media sneers of its trailers to be another winner for Tom Hooper, whose Les Miserables grossed over 8 million in December 2012?5. Knives Out (2019) 97%Release Date: November 27Estimated Gross: 5-125 millionRian Johnson’s affinity for old-school whodunits and twisty narratives (see: Brick and The Brothers Bloom) is finally going to get the audience attention it deserves. Kenneth Branagh’s 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express built steady success to the tune of over 2 million, so why not give those same mystery-lovers another big cast in a funnier and more lively tale? Among all the films getting released wide this season that made their way through the fall festival circuit, Knives Out currently maintains the highest Tomatometer score, Certified Fresh at 98%. (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood comes in second at 97%.) Word of mouth should be strong and brisk for the PG-13 film, and it should become another solid hit for Johnson and Lionsgate.4. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) 95%Release Date: November 22Estimated Gross: 5-135 millionThere are a number of options for families this season, but there is one film that is going to strike a chord with multiple generations. Take a childhood television icon, then cast him with the most beloved actor in Hollywood, and you have the recipe for a genuine success. Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers is the perfect anecdote to the anxiety and division that seems to be at the forefront of daily life now. Last year’s Won’t You Be My Neighbor? grossed .8 million, making it the ninth highest grossing documentary ever (and four of the films ahead of it are bubblegum pop behind-the-scenes concert movies) and renewing interest in the American television hero. As Hanks heads toward possibly taking the lead in the Best Supporting Actor race, Marielle Heller’s film is likely to be the one adults will recommend at Thanksgiving and for weeks to come.3. Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) 71%Release Date: December 13Estimated Gross: 5-350 millionSpeaking of long waits, it took 22 years for a Jumanji sequel to hit theaters. (No offense to Jon Favreau’s Zathura.) The original with Robin Williams just crossed the 0 million mark and was the tenth highest-grossing film of 1995. The sequel with Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan opened five days after The Last Jedi and became the fourth film on a list of 0 million grossers with a five-time multiple over their opening (in fact, it s the second-highest behind Titanic). Sony is going to get the jump on Star Wars this time by opening The Next Level a week before The Rise of Skywalker, just as the holiday hiatus begins for most schools. There will be a number of options going forward, and this looks like it may follow a more traditional sequel pattern: it won t reach the heights of the original but should still reveal a healthy anticipation for another adventure.2. Frozen II (2019) 78%Release Date: November 22Estimated Gross: 0+ millionThat sound you hear is every child in the world asking their parents to take them to see Anna and Elsa s next adventure. 2013 s Frozen was a legitimate phenomenon, even by Disney standards: to date, it is just one of five films to gross over 0 million that achieved that mark by grossing more than five times their opening weekends. It s a list that includes Avatar, Titanic, The Phantom Menace, and, as previously mentioned, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Think of the films that succeeded because of word-of-mouth while they were in theaters, and then only grew from there to the point that audiences were ready to jump into the next chapter event films like Terminator 2 and The Dark Knight, as well as comedies like Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Pitch Perfect 2. The Toy Story films and last year’s 14-years-in-the-making Incredibles 2 are likely to be comparable to what is in store for Frozen II.1. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) 52%Release Date: December 20Estimated Gross: 0-800 millionThere are definitely a couple of event films closing out 2019, and J.J. Abrams conclusion of the Star Wars saga that began back in 1977 is, without argument, the biggest. Abrams’ The Force Awakens, despite a push from Avengers: Endgame this summer, remains the highest-grossing domestic film of all time. Will The Rise of Skywalker give Endgame a run for its money? We think it s likely to come up a little short to match the latter s record-breaking 7 million opening, though you should also ignore the trolls suggesting it will gross less than The Last Jedi (a.k.a. the eighth highest-grossing domestic film ever). Each Star Wars trilogy has adapted to a pattern: a big first movie, then a second film that grosses less, and then a strong finish, with the third film out-grossing the second but not quite the first. Expect The Rise of Skywalker to fall into that trend.
After the pandemic brought the industry to a halt, delaying multiple release dates for the studio, Marvel has finally returned with limited series WandaVision, kicking off the beginning of its Phase 4 slate. It s also the studio s first foray into delivering some original programming to Disney+, with the first two episodes of the series premiering to the streamer on Friday, January 15.The highly-anticipated series puts Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and her synthezoid boyfriend Vision (Paul Bettany) in the spotlight. A 1950s-style sitcom spotlight, to be specific. On the surface, WandaVision looks to be unlike anything Marvel has done within the 13-year framework of its Marvel Cinematic Universe.But does the program work? Here s what critics are saying about WandaVision:HOW DOES THE SITCOM NARRATIVE WORK?(Photo by Marvel Studios/Disney+) Each new episode replicates a different decade of yesteryear sitcoms beginning with 1950s I Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke Show in the premiere episode. The second episode tackles series like Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie, and the third shadows The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and so on. —Megan Vick, TV Guide It’s played almost as a straight tribute to those ancient shows, but there are tiny touches, here and there — beyond the employment of superpowers — that suggest that something is very wrong. — Helen O Hara, Empire Online In a break from the traditions of the ’50s and ’60s, the faux-sitcom vehicles of the first two episodes go out of their way to cast people of color, and to poke at the blatant misogyny that turned shows like Leave It to Beaver into symbols of a bygone era. When actress Teyonah Parris pops up in episode 2 as one of Wanda’s new neighborhood pals, Geraldine, WandaVision has its cake. Old shows never had Black women playing this type of role to chipper perfection, but “Geraldine” clearly knows she isn’t supposed to be there. — Matt Patches, Polygon With each installment, a few more cracks in the sitcom facade appear, but the bigger mystery is unveiled at an excruciatingly slow pace. In the second episode, Teyonah Parris is introduced as mysterious neighbor Geraldine, but those who have been following Marvel casting news will know there s more to her than that. The third offers some tantalizing peeks at what might really be going on but stops short of explaining it. As a weekly series, it s an aggravating and unsuccessful structure. — Kelly Lawler, USA Today WandaVision isn’t just another story about superheroes; WandaVision is a love letter to the history of sitcoms, one that sharply dissects how and why the format endures and why it remains culturally significant. Yep—WandaVision is a superhero show (a genre that’s frequently dismissed by critics) that analyzes sitcoms (a format frequently overlooked by critics). — Brett White, DeciderHOW IS THE PRODUCTION QUALITY? (Photo by Marvel Studios/Disney+) The set design, the performances, and the specific feel of a multi-camera sitcom — WandaVision’s pilot was filmed in front of a live studio audience — reflect a love for these indelible shows. — Alex Abad-Santos, Vox The look and feel of each episode is true to the spirit of its respective sitcom era as much as to any one show, as it’s clear everyone did their homework(*). — Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone Though it gets off to a slow start, the show has plenty going for it, from gorgeous, extremely expensive-looking production design and breathtaking special effects to punchy performances, a trippy mood and a plot that does eventually become quite absorbing. — Judy Berman, TIME Magazine Christophe Beck nails the jaunty sitcom score interstitials that bookend scenes, while Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez gift our leads with period-appropriate jingles that befit whatever decade they’re trapped in now. — Clint Worthington, The Spool HOW DOES IT CONNECT TO THE MCU? (Photo by Marvel Studios/Disney+) As the saturation drains from the title card, and the opening notes of WandaVision’s first theme song begins to play, the episodic nature of the series jumps out, and reminds you that this debut Marvel series on Disney’s streaming service isn’t quite trying to conjure up your traditional MCU shock and awe. — Charles Pulliam-Moore, io9.com These Disney+ series, though, expand the story of characters we know from the movies in way that the movies simple did not have time to do. It also allows WandaVision creator Jac Schaeffer and director Matt Shakman to put a uniquely stylized and deeply emotional spin on a story that would have (had this been a movie) otherwise been shackled by the mandated aesthetics of the overall MCU. — Allison Keene, Paste Magazine There is an overarching story to the series, one that will presumably explain how these very surreal events connect back to the lives (and deaths) of matter-and-mind manipulating Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and the artificial “synthezoid” known as Vision (Paul Bettany) from the more cinematic entires of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Through the first third of WandaVision’s season, though, its Marvel mythology remains in the background. — Matt Singer, ScreenCrush What s really going on here, given where movie-goers saw these Avengers last? That s the fundamental mystery, one the producing team is clearly in no hurry to divulge. Patience becomes a virtue, taking in the sitcom homages while maintaining a watchful eye for sly Marvel references and cleverly placed dollops of color, presenting possible cracks in the black-and-white veneer. — Brian Lowry, CNNHOW ARE ELIZABETH OLSEN AND PAUL BETTANY? (Photo by Marvel Studios/Disney+) Olsen and Bettany are delightful as they channel sitcom performers of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, demonstrating their sharp comedic timing. It s a testament to their strengths as actors that they don t come across as doing imitations of the old shows WandaVision draws from, which helps immerse viewers in each new period. — Chris Agar, ScreenRant If you were looking for charming stars to convey a Mary Tyler Moore/Dick Van Dyke vibe, you couldn t do much better as Olsen and Bettany get to spell out the sweet chemistry that the movies have only hinted at. — Dan Fienberg, Hollywood Reporter Bettany has had a few comedic roles in the past, but none that demanded this level of full-on slapstick commitment — yet his follow-through makes him feel like a pro with 100+ episodes of syndicated hilarity under his belt. And it s not just that he can deliver some killer punchlines, it s how fiercely he throws himself into the relevant archetypes of each era while always allowing the glimmer of artifice to stand out. — Liz Shannon Miller, ColliderWHAT ABOUT THE SUPPORTING CAST? (Photo by Marvel Studios/Disney+) The leads aren’t left alone to do all the heavy lifting thanks to a terrific supporting cast of character actors that wouldn’t normally find their way into a Marvel Studios production. Notably, Kathryn Hahn uses her comedic skills to great effect as the precocious neighbor Agnes and That 70’s Show alum Debra Jo Rupp, as the wife of Vision’s boss, is a perfect addition to add to the period feel of the show. — Kyle Wilson, Lamplight Review Alongside Olsen and Bettany is Kathryn Hahn as a nosy neighbor, whose comic relief develops and darkens as the show moves into the 1970s. She’s as invaluable in WandaVision as she is in most things, perfectly capturing the series’s mood of perky, tireless energy slowly being consumed by paranoid sci-fi dread. — Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair The supporting cast is also a delight, with hints of further meaning yet to be unveiled, with the impeccable Kathryn Hahn bringing the sass as the couple s helpful neighbour Agnes and Mad Men’s Teyonah Parris as the mysterious Monica Rambeau. — Lewis Knight, Daily Mirror (UK)ANY FINAL THOUGHTS? Unabashed, off-kilter, and unlike anything Marvel has ever attempted, WandaVision is a reality-warping joy that promises a new beginning of the MCU. — Lauren J. Coates, Consequence of Sound Stretched out into three (and likely more) episodes, the stuck-in-a-TV-show premise starts to seem like a better idea for an interlude within something larger, rather than a whole thing unto itself. — Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair Working as both a love letter to classic sitcom television and a modern comic book mystery, WandaVision is just weird and charming enough to work. — Kyle Wilson, Lamplight Review Consider WandaVision an unusual first step for this new Marvel phase. The best parts lovingly conjure the mood of very old television shows. The worst parts feel like just another movie. — Darren Franich, EW WandaVision premieres its first two episodes on Friday, January 15 on Disney+.
亚博下载安装 Given this weekend s overall box office bust, domestic audiences appear like they may be saving some of the money for the eventual spend in a couple weeks when Toy Story 4 opens. That film’s pre-sales are already expected to boost its opening weekend into the biggest animated opening of all-time. Because it sure did not happen this week.KING OF THE CROP: Pets Sequel Starts Soft (Photo by Universal Pictures)Just a few weeks ago tracking services had The Secret Life of Pets 2 at million. That was still low for an Illumination summer release, but notably much lower than the first film’s 4.3 million start in July 2016. As with Godzilla: King of the Monsters last week, that initial number proved to be way off: The film opened with just million. That is less than Despicable Me started with nearly a full decade ago (.3 million). Call this more a disappointment than any kind of outright disaster for the animation studio. They keep their productions relatively cheap ( million in this case.) Critics have been disappointed by six of their 10 features , including this one, which currently stands at 53% on the Tomatometer, with only Despicable Me getting above 80%. By comparison, Pixar has only had a single film receive a Rotten score (Cars 2 with 38%) and had 14 of their 20 films score over 90% on the Tomatometer.But Illumination’s films still make money. Seven of the studio’s films have made over a half-billion globally at the box office and two of them (Minions, Despicable Me 3) grossed over a billion. Illumination has not had a film gross less than 0 million domestically since 2012’s The Lorax, however.Only three animated films have ever opened to less than million and gone on to gross that much, and they were The Lion King, Shrek and, well, Illumination’s Sing. It grossed .5 million from Wednesday to Friday and .2 million over Friday to Monday during the 2016 holiday season and just grew and grew albeit with no direct animated competition until its eighth week when The Lego Batman Movie opened.Pets 2 is not going to have that luxury. As mentioned, Toy Story 4 is opening in just two weeks and the first-day pre-sales on May 28 outsold Incredibles 2. The first Pets movie opened three weeks after Finding Dory had already grossed 0 million. Toy Story 4 could gross half of that in its first three days, and Pets 2 could end up looking at a relatively soft domestic number even if its international numbers ( million to date) will no doubt turn it into another solid success for Illumination.Rotten Returns: Dark Phoenix Hits All New Lows for X-Men Franchise(Photo by 20th Century Fox)The X-Men films have not exactly been financial juggernauts. Logan and X-Men; Days of Future Past did very well as did both of the Deadpool films. X-Men: Apocalypse did cross the half-billion mark but barely squeaked out a profit for the studio. The rest of the films failed to cross that line and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, and X-Men: The Last Stand did not even get out of the red while still in theaters. Now, in what is hardly a surprise, Dark Phoenix is setting new lows all around in what appears to be one last gasp before the heroes are repackaged under Disney’s version of Marvel.Starting with the critical response, Dark Phoenix now replaces X-Men Origins: Wolverine (37%) as the worst-scored of the franchise with a 22%. Six of the 11 films (not counting Once Upon a Deadpool) have scored 80% or higher. The Wolverine used to be the low-water mark for the franchise opening with .1 million, but Dark Phoenix scraped up just million this weekend. It is also the only film in the series to have a per-theater-average less than ,000 with an estimated ,869. Phoenix may have started with a reasonable million in Thursday previews, but among films to open on Thursdays between million– million, only Blade Runner 2049 had a lower opening with .7 million. When the final numbers come out Monday, Dark Phoenix may own that distinction.Thanks to extensive reshoots the film’s budget ballooned to 0 million. Days of Future Past survived that number, when it became the highest-grossing non-Deadpool film in the group. Brett Ratner’s The Last Stand failed with a 0-million budget despite still being the highest-grossing domestic entry with X-Men in the title. The last five films (including Logan and the Deadpools) have grossed between 9 million–3 million overseas. Dark Phoenix has made 7 million internationally so far. Seventeen of the 37 films to open between million– million failed to reach 0 million, and Dark Phoenix is likely to be joining that list possibly with million less than what The Wolverine (2.5 million) finished with.Top Ten And Beyond: Aladdin, Godzilla, Rocketman, and Ma(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)Warner Bros.’ Godzilla: King of the Monsters could just as easily have been placed in the Rotten Returns section. After the diminishing returns last weekend that ended up with just a .7 million weekend (a little more than half of 2014’s Godzilla million opening), the film dropped 67.5% in weekend two to .5 million. Let’s put that in perspective: First, a film with million or more after 10 days has never failed to reach 0 million, though there are a couple (Fifty Shades Freed, The Cat in the Hat) which came within a couple million of doing so. There is only one film that grossed over million in its opening weekend and then dropped under million the next: The Fault in Our Stars, which opened to million and fell to .7 million. That film still managed to gross 4.8 million, but Godzilla is already behind its pace by million and that is likely to fall off further. The film is up to 2 million globally and 5 million looks to be the magic number it needs to get into the black.Last week’s other releases did not drop quite as bad. Ma did fall 56.8%, which puts it just above Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare (.7 vs. .2 million after 10 days) and ahead in its second weekend gross by ,575 if the estimates hold. That film finished with just .4 million. Elton John musical biopic Rocketman fell 45.6% to million, which puts its final estimate somewhere between million– million domestic. It has grossed 1 million worldwide to date.Pokemon Detective Pikachu has passed 0 million globally, but still needs around another million in order to claim success. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, at half the cost, has made over 2 million worldwide and is in the win column for Lionsgate. The Keanu Reeves action spectacular is actually right in line with what the first Mission: Impossible had made after 24 days (8.7 million), and it is only .2 million behind what it made in weekend four (.6 million.) That is giving it a final estimate somewhere between 5 million–5 million domestically; enough to pass La La Land for the sixth highest-grossing domestic film in Lionsgate history.Amazon this weekend opened the first of their big Sundance acquisitions this weekend. Late Night (81%) opened in four theaters and grossed 9,654 for a ,414 per-theater-average. That is the best four-theater opening of 2019 so far, besting Sundance surprise screening Fighting With My Family, which made 8,780 before it went wide, as Late Night will be doing next week. That number is better than similar Amazon openings such as Beautiful Boy (8,888) and Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot (,339). In 2018, the top four theater openings were The Favourite (2,410), Free Solo (8,288), Eighth Grade (3,797), and Mid90s (8,157). Along with Eighth Grade, some other top Sundance PTAs over the years include The Kids Are All Right (,282) and The Big Sick (,315).Disney has the two biggest successes in the Top 10: Aladdin, which passed 0 million worldwide this weekend and now has a legitimate shot at reaching 0 million domestic, and Avengers: Endgame, which, at .730 billion, is roughly million away from passing Avatar and breaking the all-time record. Next week will be its eighth and likely final week in the Top 10. Avatar spent 14 weeks in the Top 10; seven of those in the No. 1 slot back in 2009.This Time Last Year: New Ocean Crew Stole Record Amount Opening WeekendSandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Co. took the top spot with Ocean’s 8 grossing .6 million, higher than any of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s films and ultimately outgrossing both of the sequels. Ari Aster’s Sundance horror sensation, Hereditary, opened in fourth with .5 million behind Solo: A Star Wars Story and Deadpool 2. Global Road (formerly Open Road’s) Hotel Artemis proved to be a bust with just .2 million, while Avengers: Infinity War passed the 0 million line. The Top 10 films grossed 9.66 million and averaged 70.2% on the Tomatometer. This year’s Top 10 grossed an estimated 8.72 million and averaged 66.5% on the Tomatometer.On the Vine: Reboots Hope To Grab Box Office ScrapsA pair of reboots hope to take a small piece of the box office next weekend led by Men In Black International. A new cast, led by MCU buddies Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth and guided by F. Gary Gray, suit up to fight new aliens. There is also a sequel to the 2000 remake of the 1971 original Shaft with Samuel L. Jackson. It is also called Shaft. Son of Shaft may be more appropriate or maybe Shaft: First Blood Part II. But Jackson returns with director Tim Story taking over for the late John Singleton. Finally, Jim Jarmusch takes on the zombie genre with an all-star cast, including Bill Murray and Adam Driver, in The Dead Don’t Die. The film from the indie darling was met with some indifference from Cannes this year and currently sits at 50% on the Tomatometer.The Full Top 10: June 7-9The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) 60% – .11 million (.03 million total)Dark Phoenix (2019) 22% – million (.00 million total)Aladdin (2019) 57% – .50 million (2.38 million total)Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) 42% – .54 million (.59 million total)Rocketman (2019) 89% – million (.49 million total)Ma (2019) 56% – .82 million (.76 million total)John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) 89% – .40 million (8.66 million total)Avengers: Endgame (2019) 94% – .80 million (4.36 million total)PokÃ©mon Detective Pikachu (2019) 68% – .98 million (7.40 million total)Booksmart (2019) 96% – .57 million (.81 million total)
After years in the making, James Cameron’s pet project – the dystopian manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel – is finally on its way to theaters, albeit with Robert Rodriguez in the director’s seat. Is it worth the wait? The first wave of reviews are leaning negatively, but the gist is pretty clear that, once again, Cameron and Co. are delivering big, eye-candy spectacle with a script that doesn’t do the visuals justice. Whether the effects and action and even the breakout performance-capture performance by Rosa Salazar are worth a ticket anyway varies from critic to critic, and may also differ from moviegoer to moviegoer.Here’s what the critics are saying about Alita: Battle Angel:Is this another must-see James Cameron spectacular?“Alita: Battle Angel is the old school blockbuster the world has needed for some time now.” Mike Reyes, CinemaBlend“Alita: Battle Angel is the first great live-action manga adaptation.” Karen Han, Polygon“Alita: Battle Angel is a mesmerizing feat of filmmaking — and stunning in 3D.” Molly Freeman, ScreenRant Alita: Battle Angel is a solid, visually stunning blockbuster that doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“Like the titular character, the film is a visually impressive technical marvel that lacks substance under its glossy shell.” Matt Maytum, Total Film“Calling this movie junk does a disservice to the authenticity of trash.” Dennis Franich, Entertainment WeeklyDoes Rosa Salazar give a star-making performance?(Photo by © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)“Salazar is the breakout of Alita: Battle Angel, portraying her character’s optimistic naïveté and lust for life with an enthusiasm that rarely grates.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“Salazar brilliantly navigates the character’s emotional journey.” Beth Elderkin, io9.com“Tremendous…her ability to make the viewer believe in Alita in turn helps us believe in the world of Alita: Battle Angel all the easier.” Mike Reyes, CinemaBlend“To Salazar’s credit there’s something likable and determined about Alita, but the CGI puts an emotional forcefield around her.” Matt Maytum, Total Film“It’s possible Salazar gives a good performance, and I hope to see it someday. Her sensitive line readings clash madly with Alita’s digitally juked bot face.” Dennis Franich, Entertainment WeeklyWhat about those big eyes, though?“No, they did not need to be that big. But yes, I still love them.” Karen Han, Polygon“The impressive thing about the CGI is that the viewer soon gets used to these saucer-sized peepers.” Nicholas Barber, The Wrap“I found I had completely forgotten about them by the second scene she’s in.” Emily Yoshida, Vulture/New York Magazine Alita’s eternally uncanny eyes are actually a great analogue for the film itself: a heightened visual gimmick that better delivers the film’s outsized emotions.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“Her smoothed features and dewy, supersized peepers may be a direct nod to manga character design, but they make her look more like an android imagined by Margaret ‘Big Eyes’ Keane.” Guy Lodge, VarietyHow are the rest of the visual effects?“Alita: Battle Angel is a special effects marvel that raises the 3D bar.” Julian Roman, MovieWeb“With Jackson s Weta Digital handling animation and visual effects, the first act is a sumptuous sensory experience shot in warm colors and radiant, super-crisp 3D. Many of the film s 1,500 CGI shots are magnificent.” Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter“The detail put into Alita: Battle Angel‘s world-building is a feast for the eyes.” Vinnie Mancuso, Collider“The motorball sequences, in particular, are whooshing Big Mac cinema of the most jittery, adolescent order.” Guy Lodge, Variety“[They] might look cool now but won’t hold up.” Beth Elderkin, io9.comBut the script ruins it?(Photo by © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)“Its umpteen story threads and endless mythology-meets-tech-porn jargon finally pound the interest out of you.” Philip De Semlyen, Time Out“There are so many plates spinning in Alita: Battle Angel, but all are vital to truly building the world we could potentially return to.” Mike Reyes, CinemaBlend“Too much of the movie is spent having characters over-explain things to people.” Beth Elderkin, io9.com“That the story isn’t particularly interesting is occasionally a drag, but, again, that’s not the point here.” Karen Han, Polygon Did we really need a love story here? The cyborg romance is sappy and uneven…the valleys to the action peaks.”- Julian Roman, MovieWeb“A dreary slab of boilerplate young-adult soap opera…Johnson is a charisma vacuum of white-bread boy-band blandness.” Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter Why does Alita need a love interest? He just slows her down.” Anne Cohen, Refinery29Is there some good action at least?“The action, which arrives loudly and often, is so coherent, and that makes it consistently thrilling.” Vinnie Mancuso, Collider“Rodriguez seems to be one of the only directors working who has figured out how to coherently stage a blockbuster action sequence.” Karen Han, Polygon“Dazzling and dizzying, the fight sequences in Alita: Battle Angel capture the dynamism of watching an anime without feeling so cartoonish that there are no stakes.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“A scene where the unarmed Alita single-handedly takes on a bar room full of thugs recalls Joss Whedon s far superior sci-fi Serenity, which way back in 2005 executed a similar scene with far greater panache.” Chris Hunneysett, Daily MirrorShould we see it in 3-D?(Photo by © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)“The movie’s action is phenomenal, especially in 3D.” Samantha Nelson, The Verge“No doubt best experienced in the highest quality format possible…if moviegoers have to choose only one 2019 release to see in IMAX 3D, Alita: Battle Angel is it.” Molly Freeman, ScreenRant“Visually Alita: Battle Angel is an experience well-worth that extra 3D cash.” Vinnie Mancuso, ColliderWill we leave wanting more?“[It] paves the way for potentially more compelling tales to come…hopefully, it s successful enough to warrant a sequel.” Molly Freeman, ScreenRant“If there s any justice in the world, this won t be the last time we ll see the battle angel herself taking the big screen by storm; because Alita kicks all of the ass.” Mike Reyes, CinemaBlend“For the first time in a long time, I’m happy to stay on this wild, visually dazzling ride for a few more stops.” Vinnie Mancuso, Collider“This is a crashing bore, which doesn t need a sequel, and certainly not a reboot.” Chris Hunneysett, Daily MirrorAlita: Battle Angel is in theaters everywhere February 14, 2019. 画面就更不相同了，星露谷物语是像素风格，喜欢这种经典怀旧风游戏的玩家可以选择。而摩尔庄园手游则是3D版画风，更为符合现如今年轻玩家的口味。