(Photo by FX)The 50 Best Spy TV Shows EverDeciding which series are worthy of inclusion on a list of the best spy shows and streaming series ever is a matter of mystery itself.With its propensity for disguises, double-crosses, and surveillance, FX’s Cold War–era drama The Americans, is certainly about spies. But the series — which has a 96% series-level Tomatometer score, every season of which is Certified Fresh (including one 100% CF season), and is regarded by critics as one of the greatest shows in this Golden Age of Television — is also about marriage, parenting, and history’s winning side’s ability to whitewash facts. Should it receive a lower ranking on our ultimate spy show list than a classic like CBS’s Mission: Impossible? Also of note: They both have catchy theme songs.Where should a complicated sci-fi caper like Starz’s Counterpart stand? The series, which returns for season 2 on December 9, finished off its first season with one of those rare, perfect 100% Certified Fresh Tomatometer scores. It stars J.K. Simmons as both a mild-mannered bureaucratic pencil pusher and his aggro alt-universe counterpart, who hunt dangerous reality-hopping spies.The espionage stories of John le Carré have also had televised adaptations. Le Carré s The Night Manager (featuring one of Britain’s top Toms) and, most recently, The Little Drummer Girl both aired on AMC, are Certified Fresh at 90% on the Tomatometer, and rank high on our spy series list.Spycraft can also be quite funny, as in Mel Brooks and Buck Henry’s beloved Get Smart, which ran on NBC and CBS in the late 60s, and the long-running animated FX comedy Archer, which has a 93% Tomatometer score.We considered more than Tomatometer scores to finalize our spy show ranking, however; we also looked at variables like how many seasons each series has, how each of those seasons scored, how many reviews determined those scores, and whether those seasons were Certified Fresh, We looked at other reputable media lists of top spy series to help gauge where to place some classic series without enough reviews to register a Tomatometer score, and then applied a dose of editorial discretion to break some ties and rank some titles based on their cultural resonance.Check out Rotten Tomatoes list of best spy shows ever before it self destructs in three … two … just kidding. Like the FBI’s most wanted list, we’ll keep updating this dossier as more information becomes available.亚博投注安全《天谕》手游本身画质出色，加上对“穿云入海”主题的实现，极大地满足了风景党的需求，而为了让玩家有的可拍，官方也是间隔一段时间就会放出一张全新地图，所以即使到现在仍然有不少玩家每天沉迷在游戏中疯狂拍照中而无法自拔。
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6.42.3 6月喜迎Last week we were all easing back into a brief period of seeming normalcy with Warner Bros. finally launching Christopher Nolan’s Tenet stateside. We were also still hedging our bets and putting kid gloves on while reporting what, if anything, the movie s numbers meant about the state of moviegoing. This column has offered its own vision on how to look at them in the short term, but the studios are once again starting to look at the long game King of the Crop: Tenet Takes In .7 Million, But Calculating What That Means Is a Nolan-esque Mindbender(Photo by © Warner Bros.)Warner Bros. was choosing not to release daily breakdowns on the Tenet numbers and for the second week in a row adopted the strategy of only releasing estimated totals for the film on Sunday morning. Based on reporting last week, we had a number of .2 million, which would have been a pretty on-target expected haul for the first (one-time-expected) blockbuster released since March, given what we had seen out of Unhinged and The New Mutants. However, further reporting revealed that the weekend number may have been more in the vicinity of just million, with the rest of that .2 million coming from previews going back to the previous Monday. We knew some of the haul had come from earlier days last week, but may not have expected only 60% of that .2 million to have come over the four-day holiday. That brings us to this weekend.According to the studio, Tenet led the box office this weekend with .7 million. That would be a 66.9% drop from the initially reported .2 million. However, if we look at the guesstimated breakdown to million, that would be just a 44.2%. Except for the fact that Warner Bros. is saying that Tenet dropped just 29% this weekend, which by most accounts is a very solid hold bringing its domestic total to .5 million. But if that is true that means the three-day weekend haul last week was more between million and million, with the additional money being made on the Monday holiday.That is less than half of what the average expectations were for Nolan’s film s opening weekend, which is why rumors began to surface on the eve of the Dune trailer launch that WB was going to be pushing back Wonder Woman 1984 from its October 2 slot; on Friday, they did just that, pushing the superhero flick to December 25, 2020.(Photo by George Kraychyk / © TriStar Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection)Universal was the next to act, moving its Candyman remake into sometime in 2021. That leaves Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile and Sony’s animated Lord and Miller production, Connected, opening on October 23, as the next major studio releases on the schedule. On the semi-bright side, Tenet is up to 7 million worldwide, surpassing WB’s Birds of Prey (1 million) for fifth place on the decimated 2020 chart, behind Bad Boys for Life, The Eight Hundred, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Dolittle.The only new release of the week was The Broken Hearts Gallery. Sony decided to adopt the WB method and kept its numbers from the record until this morning: the movie made .1 million in 2,204 theaters. That’s a 9 per-theater-average. Even if we apply our rule of 2.5-to-3x for the multiple, that would mean the movie would be on track to earn .75-to-.3 million total in normal times. Or, to put it in September release terms, a number between what was earned by last year’s The Goldfinch and 1988’s Moon Over Parador.Last week, Mulan grossed a reported .5 million from more than 1.1 homes with its $US29.99 Premium On Demand release on Disney+. This weekend, it made another .2 million opening in China for an international gross of .6 million. (That comes with a blackout on local press covering the film there due to several controversies.) Also last week, the column suggested The New Mutants was headed for a final tally between .9 million and .3 million; its total this weekend stands at .3 million. Unhinged is not putting up big numbers, but they are a little better when compared against the August releases we had it in league last week. With .8 million total, it just outgrossed 2014’s Sin City: A Dame to Die For. So that’s…something.On This Weekend s Dates In Box Office History (Photo by © Pixar, © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)With so little action in our current-day box office, we re casting our eyes back this week.September 11: Five years ago, Pixar’s Inside Out surpassed 0 million with 3,530 on its 85th day of release. At the time it was the second-highest–grossing film for the animation company behind just Toy Story 3. Since then, Finding Dory, Incredibles 2, and Toy Story 4 have all surpassed it. Fifteen years ago, in 2005, Wedding Crashers passed 0 million on its 59th day of release with 8,000, making it the sixth-highest–grossing “R”-rated film ever at the time.September 12: In 2015, Marvel’s Ant-Man made it to 5 million, grossing 1,713 on day 58. Back in 1993, In the Line of Fire reached 0 million on its 66th day of release, with 8,164. Fifteen years later, Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder grossed .21 million to cross 0 million on its 31st day of release. A year later, Quentin Tarantino would accomplish the same feat with Inglourious Basterds, doing it by grossing .78 million on just its 23rd day in theaters.September 13: Day 44 of release for James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy was a momentous one: it grossed .9 million to pass 0 million. It took 93 days and another 8,547 for How To Train Your Dragon 2 to reach 5 million. Stephen King’s It only took six days to gross 0 million when it made .9 million on this day in 2017. Then we have a quartet of 0 million passers. American Pie did it in 1999 on its 67th day with ,625; Step Brothers crossed the line on day 51 with 0,687; and Disney’s Freaky Friday remake made it with .01 million on day 39. But it was this day in 2002 that was part of one of the most historic runs in box office history: With .05 million, My Big Fat Greek Wedding made it to 0 million on its 148th day of release.What Should Have Been This WeekendThis was to be the weekend of the latest film in The Conjuring universe. The James Wan-less The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It was going to be battling A Quiet Place Part II for number 1 at the box office when that film initially moved from March to September in what looked like a pretty horror-centric month. Alas, the third entry in the series, helmed by The Curse of La Llorona’s Michael Chaves, was pushed back to June 4, 2021.Full List of Box Office Results: September 11-13, 2020
On March 2, 1984, the world was blessed by the hilarious mocku-rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap (Certified Fresh at 95%). Utilizing largely improvisational dialogue, director Rob Reiner and writers and cast members Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, and Michael McKean created a brilliant documentary about one of the world’s worst fake rock bands.While underappreciated at first (many early viewers thought the documentary was real and complained that it “wasn’t about a popular band like Led Zeppelin”), the film has gone on to become a comedy cult classic. Now, on its 35th anniversary, we look back on what makes This Is Spinal Tap one of the greatest and most influential music films, comedies, and mockumentaries of all time.It Was GroundbreakingMockumentaries have existed in some form before This Is Spinal Tap; The Beatles’ 1964 classic A Hard Day’s Night (98%) was filmed in a mockumentary style, and Woody Allen’s Zelig (100%) marked a significant step forward towards realism in the genre. But, it wasn’t until This Is Spinal Tap in 1984 that the genre was perfected.While not a huge box office hit, This Is Spinal Tap was critically acclaimed, landing on multiple Best of 1984 lists, and it boasts a Certified Fresh 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. Its status as a genre-defining piece of art has only solidified all the more in the decades since its release.The success of This Is Spinal Tap led to the celebrated filmmaking career of writer, director, and Spinal Tap lead guitarist Christopher Guest. With the same improvisational style and much of the same cast, Guest has since written and directed Certified Fresh mockumentaries like Waiting For Guffman, Best In Show, and A Mighty Wind.But the influence and acclaim extends far beyond the members of the band.(Photo by Universal Pictures)In recent years, we have seen an uptick in both the quality and the prevalence of mockumentary content. Sacha Baron Cohen s Borat was a cultural phenomenon that made nearly 0 million, scored a Certified Fresh 91% on the Tomatometer, and apparently will be quoted until the end of time; The Lonely Island s Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping took This Is Spinal Tap from 80s rock into the Bieber-fied 21st century; and Taika Waititi s What We Do In The Shadows was a quirky Sundance hit that crossed over to the mainstream with critical acclaim and spawned a television spinoff, set to premiere later this month.These three films and a number of popular current mockumentary TV programs like Documentary Now! (94%) and American Vandal (98%) all owe a debt to This Is Spinal Tap for its influence on comedy. Sitcoms like The Office or Parks Recreation might never have been as successful without the groundwork laid by Spinal Tap. And if there were no Office or American Vandal, what would the millions of millennials mainline on Netflix before bed? Would they have no reason to subscribe? And if not, would Netflix streaming ever have taken off the way it did? And if there’s no streaming content, would we all still be getting our DVDs through the mail?Now, we re not saying that This Is Spinal Tap is the reason that Roma exists, but it’s definitely one of the reasons that Best In Show, Borat, and American Vandal all exist.Real Rock Stars Understand It(Photo by Sony Pictures Classics courtesy Everett Collection)It might come as a surprise, but despite the less than stellar picture of rock-and-rollers that This Is Spinal Tap paints, many of the bands and musicians it lampoons have seen it and feel strongly about it.Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry said of the film, “When we watched Spinal Tap, my wife and I saw it, and we fell on the floor. It was great. Every bit is brilliant as it was supposed to be. So good.” On the other hand, frontman Steven Tyler didn’t find it so funny, saying, “That movie bummed me out, because I thought, ‘How dare they? That’s all real, and they’re mocking it.’”In the documentary It Might Get Loud, U2 guitarist The Edge said, “It s so hard to keep things fresh, and not to become a parody of yourself. And if you ve ever seen that movie Spinal Tap, you will know how easy it is to parody what we all do. The first time I ever saw it, I didn t laugh. I wept. I wept because I recognized so much and so many of those scenes.”The phrase “Spinal Tap Moment” has even entered the rock lexicon.It Made Rob Reiner into a Director(Photo by Columbia Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)Prior to directing This Is Spinal Tap, Rob Reiner was best known as Michael Stivic, the meathead son-in-law of Archie Bunker in the hit sitcom All In The Family. While he played this role to great s
David Fincher’s first movie since 2014’s Gone Girl is a throwback to Old Hollywood, even recapturing some of the look and sound of films from the 1940s. Mank is also a passion project, a biopic scripted by his father, Jack Fincher, and focused on screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz and the creation of Citizen Kane.According to the first reviews, the movie won’t exactly go down in history as famously as the Orson Welles classic it’s about, but with great performances by Gary Oldman as the titular protagonist and Amanda Seyfried, plus its unique retro aesthetic, it’s sure to be very popular with Netflix subscribers and awards organizations alike.Here’s what critics are saying about Mank:How does it compare to David Fincher s other films?It’s one of David Fincher’s finest works. Eric Eisenberg, Cinema BlendOne of his most personal – and most beautiful… it would be tempting to say this is his Citizen Kane. James Mottram, South China Morning PostHis best movie since The Social Network and one of his most audacious filmmaking experiments since Benjamin Button. Eric Kohn, IndieWireThe film is pure Fincher — technical and artistic mastery, combined with a script that is perhaps too cerebral or self-referential for many viewers. J. Don Birnam, Splash ReportMank is, markedly, the least-enjoyable film he’s ever directed. Nick Newman, The Film StageWill fans of classic movies like it?Mank is a tale of Old Hollywood that’s more steeped in Old Hollywood than just about any movie you’ve seen, and the effect is to lend it a dizzying time-machine splendor. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyThe most gorgeous piece of cinema you ll see anywhere…meant to match the look and feel of its era, as if it s eight decades ago and you just bought a ticket. Peter Travers, ABC NewsThis is a film that transports you back in time. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmCatnip for devotees of Turner Classic Movies… Mank [is] necessary, if not entirely fulfilling, viewing for film lovers. Alonso Duralde, The Wrap(Photo by Netflix)Will it have broad appeal?Mank’s premise and subject matter would seem to appeal only to a cinephile or fan of a bygone era, but there also lies powerful themes of addiction, genius, collaboration, betrayal, and painful political home-truths. Lewis Knight, Daily MirrorThere’s a way that it’s almost more inside baseball than it needed to be. And that could limit its appeal. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyIt will not be everyone’s cup of tea… a film about people sitting around talking, discussing scripts, or even intrigue, is not superficially appealing. J. Don Birnam, Splash ReportDo you need to see Citizen Kane first?While seeing Citizen Kane before Mank isn’t mandatory, you’ll have a greater appreciation for Fincher’s craft and technique when you can clearly see how he’s echoing the style of Welles’ seminal picture. Matt Goldberg, ColliderThere is some pleasure in spotting the winks and legends and shout-outs, but… you have to give the unfamiliar viewer reasons to care. By the end of Mank, even I wasn’t sure any of this mattered all that much. Jason Bailey, The PlaylistBut does it honor that film s legacy?It only enhances one’s appreciation of the genius 1941 movie at the center of its plot. Eric Eisenberg, Cinema BlendThose looking for a movie about the development of Citizen Kane will likely be disappointed and would be better suited watching the 1999 TV movie RKO 281. Matt Goldberg, Collider[It] never fully nails how the dream of Kane came to be. Owen Gleiberman, Variety(Photo by Netflix)How is Gary Oldman s central performance?One of the greatest performances of his career – which is a statement that should be taken with extreme weight. Eric Eisenberg, Cinema BlendA performance every bit as immersive as his Oscar-winning Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. James Mottram, South China Morning PostAs is usually the case with the actor, he grabs hold of the role and shakes the life out of it. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmOldman is giving one of his more engaging performances in recent memory. Alonso Duralde, The WrapSomebody younger should have portrayed the Oscar-winning screenwriter. This isn’t to take anything away from Oldman’s performance, but to each their own. Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the MoviesWhat about Amanda Seyfried?Amanda Seyfried is a wonderful scene-stealer. Eric Eisenberg, Cinema BlendIt’s the best thing she’s done in her career. James Mottram, South China Morning PostAmanda Seyfried, as Marion Davies, is by far the most human presence, the closest to a lifeblood. Nick Newman, The Film StageHer awards-worthy performance is likely to score her a well earned Oscar nomination. Erik Anderson, AwardsWatchHer awards-worthy performance is likely to score her a well earned Oscar nomination. Lewis Knight, Daily MirrorRyan FujitaniHow is the late Jack Fincher s screenplay?Jack Fincher’s script is brilliant, both in structure and detail. Eric Eisenberg, Cinema BlendThe script is punchy and not afraid to lean into melodrama, and Fincher is clearly having fun bringing his father’s words to life. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmFincher’s script is wildly uneven, however, but when it hits, it really hits. Jason Bailey, The PlaylistWhat the script never quite cracks is the machinery of the creative process. Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment WeeklyPerhaps it’s inevitable that a screenplay about the screenwriter of Citizen Kane could never live up to its subject’s greatest work. Anna Menta, DeciderHow does the film look?It’s possible to go into a kind of trance at just how beautiful this film looks. Peter Bradshaw, GuardianThe style opens the doors to all varieties of callbacks to the specific and memorable aesthetics of Citizen Kane, instantly making you fall back into the time period. Eric Eisenberg, Cinema BlendYour eyes may see the black and white color as too crisp and intelligible to fully believe this is an 80-year-old movie, but Fincher and his team come deliriously close. J. Don Birnam, Splash ReportThe commitment to immersing us into a 1930s/1940s mood is impressive but I wish cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt had adopted the classic Academy ratio of the time as well. Erik Anderson, AwardsWatchWhy does [Fincher] shoot digitally, on the Red Monstro Monochrome, rather than 35mm, giving the picture an unmistakable (and sometimes unfortunate) digital sheen? Jason Bailey, The Playlist(Photo by Gisele Schmidt/Netflix)And how does it sound?The audio here is not what you’re used to hearing from a Netflix movie… it sounds like the type of audio you’d hear were you watching Mank in some grand movie palace. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmTrent Reznor and Atticus Ross imbue their score with that same level of commitment to the period that’s unlike anything they’ve ever done. Erik Anderson, AwardsWatchAtticus Ross and Trent Reznor also deliver a seamlessly blended and moody score befitting the origin story of Welles’s directorial masterpiece. Lewis Knight, Daily MirrorBenny Goldman could have written the score, which nattily punctuates the beats on the type of dialogue Mankiewicz was famous for. Fionnuala Halligan, Screen InternationalIs there enough here to care about?Mank left me oddly cold despite its magnificent craftsmanship The emotional punch never lands, and so while Mank has no problem earning the viewer’s respect, it struggles to find our adoration. Matt Goldberg, ColliderFor all its crisp and glitz its relevant post-capitalist concerns and lament for the theatrical experience Mank is without emotion. Robert Daniels, IGNA movie that mostly unfolds at a distance — esthetically ravishing but emotionally remote. David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter(Photo by Netflix)Will Mank still rank high on end-of-year lists?It’s one of the year’s best films. Erik Anderson, AwardsWatchOne of the very best movies of the year. Peter Travers, ABC NewsUnquestionably one of the best of 2020. Eric Eisenberg, Cinema BlendWithout a doubt one, of the year’s very best. Lindsey Bahr, Associated PressIt’s Netflix’s richest production to date. Hannah Woodhead, Little White LiesMank‘s bad parts don’t outweigh its copious good parts, but it’s not quite the grand slam cinephiles were hoping for. Anna Menta, DeciderMank is still a treat; for those looking for more, we always have Citizen Kane to fall back on, after all. Fionnuala Halligan, Screen InternationalMank opens in limited release theaters on November 13, 2020, then heads to Netflix on December 4, 2020.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
Sitcoms often have clear formulas, including what themes they cover and what they usually get away with, and shows that go outside the norm are a big gamble, like The Simpsons, or Disney s weirdest show ever, Dinosaurs.A sitcom about your average American family, except they are dinosaurs living in prehistoric times. The dad has a blue-collar job pushing trees, his kids disrespect him, and his boss belittles him. Though most people today would remember the show for the cute baby dinosaur with the funny catchphrase, Dinosaurs also dealt with some heavy subjects, and traumatized an entire generation with one of the most shocking finales in sitcom history.Now that Dinosaurs is now streaming on Disney+, here are a few reasons you should watch this weird TV show.1. IT WAS A PUPPETRY MARVEL(Photo by ©Jim Henson Company/courtesy Everett Collection)Sesame Street and The Muppet Show debuted decades earlier, but Dinosaurs was still a groundbreaking TV show in terms of puppetry. The animatronics were life-size, and almost each character came in a different shape and size, which wasn t easy to make. But as executive producer Brian Henson — pictured above right with co-executive producer Michael Jacobs in the ’90s — told Rotten Tomatoes, the novelty made it easier for the team to push the limits on what could be done. Dinosaurs was a sort of progression from the work we did on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Henson said. “Instead of having each individual hair move with a control, the puppeteers can push a button to control an entire expression, like surprise or joy. The characters in Dinosaurs range from small talking food that lives on the fridge and is controlled by hand puppets, to giant Brontosaurus named Monica who you only see from the neck up. It was certainly a joy, but you watch the puppeteers work and you realize that nothing like this has been done, showrunner Jacobs told us. Even the giant, elaborate sets had to be built differently to accommodate the puppeteers. 2. IT WASN T AFRAID TO GET REAL(Photo by © Jim Henson Productions/courtesy Everett Collection)At one point in their runs, almost every sitcom starts doing special episodes that are mostly morality tales ending with a very clear message about a current topic, from drugs, to sex, to stealing. But Dinosaurs went beyond that, and tackled mature subjects by weaving them into seemingly innocent storylines about dinosaurs. We got away with a lot of things because the show was about dinosaurs, Henson said. That way we could be a reflection of society rather than a direct attack. If the show was about humans, it would have been preachy, but with dinosaurs, it s funny. Indeed, Dinosaurs pushed many mature topics that ’90s kids weren t used to seeing on TV. An episode in season 2 ended up sort of encouraging drug experimentation while still working as both a preachy anti-drug episode, and a parody of similar anti-drug episodes. We even did several episodes about war and religion, and just about any controversial topic we could think of, Jacobs said. But the characters were so lovable that the audience tolerated it. 3. IT DID BABY YODA BEFORE IT WAS COOL(Photo by © Jim Henson Productions/courtesy Everett Collection)It wasn t just that the characters were lovable, but that the show had a star in the making. Three decades before The Mandalorian’s Grogu (aka, Baby Yoda ) melted our hearts and became a pop-culture phenomenon, there was Baby Sinclair. The youngest member of the family didn t even have a name, but he certainly had charisma, character, and great catchphrases. Kids from the ’90s may even recognize the voice of the Baby Sinclair as that of Elmo, Kevin Clash. As long as the baby hit his father over the head with a pot, we were able to do anything, Jacobs said. We were able to cloak topicality with what was basically vaudeville. Almost every episode would have the baby hit his father on the head and call him not the mama! a catchphrase originating in the fact that the baby refuses to acknowledge his father. The result was a breakout character that even got his own theme song within the show, with a music video appearing on the show s version of MTV. While we wait for the next season of The Mandalorian, you can watch four seasons of another puppet being cute and kind of a bully, only this one won t force choke you.The Baby Yoda comparison isn t lost on Henson, who thanks the resurgence of practical effects in big-budget productions for the success of Grogu. A decade ago, Hollywood was over relying on CGI and making everything on the computer, Henson said. But now they re realizing that you need that physicality to make the character feel real, and Baby Yoda feels real, like our baby did. 4. IT REMAINS JUST AS RELEVANT(Photo by © Jim Henson Productions/courtesy Everett Collection)Though Dinosaurs sometimes dove into mature subjects like sexuality and drugs, there was one theme that was always present in the show: environmentalism. From the very beginning, the idea of the show was that the domestication of dinosaurs was what caused them to go extinct, which meant that they could always call into question people s behavior and how we are destroying the world — but it s dinosaurs doing it.Dinosaurs didn t pull punches regarding modern topics, and when it came to the environment, they took off the gloves entirely and went straight for the knock-out. Many character and family names throughout the show are taken from oil companies, like Sinclair, Phillips, Hess, and the dad s boss, B.P. Richfield. Though the show remains just as funny as it did back in the ’90s, it sadly remains just as timely, something that is not lost on either Henson or Jacobs. I ve seen YouTube videos comparing Richfield and Trump, and a lot of the dialogue is almost verbatim, Jacobs said. These characterizations and what we were able to do certainly mirror, if not the reality, then certainly what would become the reality. Henson added: It s a bit depressing. It s great that the show is still popular, but sad that we still are facing the same problems we did back then, and not much has changed. 5. THE SERIES FINALE WILL HAUNT YOUR DREAMS(Photo by © Walt Disney Television)If the show was about how little humans care for the environment and how they take everything for granted, then the finale was all about bringing the themes of the show to their inevitable climax: mass extinction. That s right, a kid-friendly show about a family of dinosaurs ends with everyone freezing to death as the ice age is brought upon by none other than the dad, Earl Sinclair (voiced by Stuart Pankin). I got a call from the president of ABC at the time saying over my dead body are you killing that baby dinosaur, and I told him to get the encyclopedia and find the word extinct,' Jacobs recalled. But the idea was that, as much as we think we know of the world, we may be utterly unaware of what will come for us if we are not vigilant. The final scene, in which Earl has to face his family and tell them that he screwed up, while the world enters an ice age, remains emotionally devastating for a show that featured a baby hitting his dad on the head with a pan. Not many shows end with its entire cast dead, but Dinosaurs went a step further and killed the entire planet and — supposedly — any chance of it returning.BONUS: DINOSAURS COULD BE REVIVED(Photo by © Jim Henson Productions)Though Dinosaurs has been off the air for almost 27 years, it is more relevant than ever, something that is not lost on Jacobs. He even revealed that he s been in talks for a potential return of the show. I ve been talking with Brian, and I have an idea which unfortunately is pretty dark, Jacobs said. I think we would probably have to start out pretty light and funny before going into a darker territory. But it s a very different world, it s freezing out there. When asked how he d do Dinosaurs differently in 2021, Jacobs had a clear idea in mind. It d be very topical, and we d talk a lot more about global warming and the environment, Jacobs said. Robbie and Charlene would be activists and would attack their father for what he does for a living. I think the dinner table conversations would be spectacular. I think Dinosaurs could continue and not miss a step. Dinosaurs is now streaming on Disney+. The FBI team under Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) plans to send former CIA agent Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) undercover for an assignment – a certain risk given she is serving life sentences for treason against America.The Enemy Within episode Decoded airs Monday, April 8 on NBC. About the Series:Carpenter and Chestnut star as an unlikely team of government operatives: She s a traitor serving time in a Supermax prison, and he s an FBI agent who has enlisted her help to track down an elusive and dangerous spy she knows too well.
140 Essential Animated Movies To Watch NowThe origins of the whiz-bang animated wonders we see today in the likes of Toy Story, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and How to Train Your Dragon date back more than a hundred years. Flip books and zoetropes revealed the mesmerizing power of animation to humans before movies were even invented in the late 19th century. And if you really wanted to journey back in time, look to prehistoric cave art where animals drawn with excessive pairs of legs created the illusion of motion when illuminated by fire – it might be considered the first animation.So it was inevitable, practically human nature, that animation grew in tandem with cinema from the beginning. And it was only inevitable in the Internet age that someone, somewhere would pile up all the best feature-length animated films from the 20th century and beyond, rank them, and call the guide something like the 140 Essential Animated Movies Ever to Watch Right Now! Which is what you ll find below.All forms of the medium are featured here, from cel (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Land Before Time) to 3-D (Toy Story, Shrek), rotoscoped (Tower, A Scanner Darkly) to stop-motion (Chicken Run, Fantastic Mr. Fox), and oil canvas (Loving Vincent) to mixed media (Waltz With Bashir). Animation is frequently associated with specific studios, and to that end we have represented Disney (Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty), Pixar (WALL-E, Finding Dory), DreamWorks (How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda), Studio Ghibli (Princess Mononoke, Kiki s Delivery Service), and more.How did we decide on the Essential 140? We looked at reviews, other best of lists, cultural impact, and applied some editorial discretion. They didn t have to just be good – in fact, some are not so Fresh at all! – but they had to play a part in the history of the medium. These are the movies that have been passed on for generations, no matter how much style and artistic tastes change year-to-year. They re the ones that parents and kids watch together, frequently becoming part of the family tradition. They re the movies that pushed animation forward, and that inspire people to pick up the pen, pencil, or stylus and try to make their own mark in history with their own colorful stories.Tomatometer scores were not a factor in ranking (besides the fact that it needed to have one), only feature films were considered, and movies with some live-action thrown in (The LEGO Movie, James and the Giant Peach) were fine, as long as the majority of their runtime was animated.Whatever tickles your toon, you ll find it s type here. Get drawn to the 140 essential animated movies ever!Check out the 140 Essential Animated TV Shows #140
亚博投注安全 (Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel Studios)In the short term, Black Widow is set to appear in her own feature film within the next few years. And just about every line between Nat and Clint (Jeremy Renner) in Endgame suggests Hawkeye will be along for that ride. Consequently, our early guess that the film will be a prequel focusing on her recruitment by S.H.I.E.L.D. seems more and more likely. Unless, in some bizarre twist, it will also feature Clint trying to rescue her from her fate. As it will be a Phase 4 film, it has to tie to something in the present-day story. Nat’s Endgame death makes Black Widow all the more exciting because we now have this question: how does it fit into the post-Infinity Saga tapestry?Similarly, the continued end states for Vision and Loki would seemingly impact their upcoming Disney+ limited series. Will they be set in the Infinity Saga era or define new places for them in Phase 4? Considering Elizabeth Olsen’s recent tease that WandaVision will see the characters in a “1950s” setting, it is easy to image the program will take its cue from Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta s phenomenal 2017 Vision series and see Wanda (Olsen) recreate the android for an anachronistic, domestic life. But considering that series ends with all of Vision s dreams broken or on fire, we imagine Wanda’s dream life will end in similar flames.(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel Studios)Loki, on the other hand, presents a more interesting case. While the MCU version we met in the first Thor picture is still dead, the one who escaped with the Tesseract in the middle of Endgame is presumably out in the wild and is the one we will see in the forthcoming Loki series, which is reportedly set to feature the the God of Mischief creating trouble across history. This version of the character is still a villain lacking the emotional growth of the character we saw in Thor: Ragnarok and Infinity War. If he does prove to be the focus of the limited series, it will certainly be more interesting. And considering audiences forgive him for a lot of heinous acts, the program could even attempt to test their gracious attitudes toward the charming trickster.And while not a death, we imagine Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) ultimate Endgame state will precipitate a title change for Disney+ s Falcon and the Winter Solider to something more succinct, like Captain America.Oh, and Tony? Let’s just assume we’ll see him again in 2028 for the 20th Anniversary Marvel Studios film, resurrected to counter whatever threat the collective heroes are facing in that moment.Time Is Immutable, Except When It Isn’t: Time Travel Just Changed EverythingWith all its joking criticism of Back to the Future, Endgame seemingly sides with the notion that time is an immutable series of events, and changes to the past will create a new timeline while the time-traveler causing those changes returns to their original, unchanged present.OK, yeah, that’s confusing. To simplify: Loki’s Endgame escape does not change Thor’s experiences with him in Thor: The Dark World, Ragnarok, or Infinity War because time cannot be altered. The escaped Loki in Endgame is part of one of those tangent realities the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) warned Hulk about. This is why Tony could unmake the Thanos from 2014 without erasing the events of Guardians of the Galaxy or any of the subsequent films. All of it still happened. This is also why Nebula could shoot her past self without it affecting her present-day form.(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel Studios)If you can wrap your head around the notion of an unchangeable past, Endgame s rules about time travel are simple enough. Certainly simpler than the temporal mechanics of film and television series like The Terminator, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Doctor Who, or even various X-Men stories across comics, television, and film.And then we get to Endgame’s closing moments, with an aged Steve Rogers, who clearly took the slow path back to his friends after dropping off the Infinity Stones in their original places in time. If time is immutable, then he gets to live his life with Peggy (Hayley Atwell) without altering the timeline. Like Loki, he creates another tangent reality. But his very appearance to hand off his shield and identity to Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) means the timeline is not as secure as Hulk, Tony, or even the Ancient One assumed it to be. Unless, of course, he found a way to use Loki s Tesseract (in combination with the Time Stone) to cross timelines.But it seems more likely that Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) was right all along and the rules from Back to the Future are in play (it s no accident the team breaks all of them across the plot of Endgame). Back in Marvel Comics, time travel only ever delays the inevitable. The dark reality from “Days of Future Past” always threatens to reappear in the X-Men s future while Cable’s many attempts to prevent Apocalypse’s reign some centuries from now only leads to some other character taking the External’s place in that grim future. But in almost all cases, time travel does indeed alter the timeline.(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel Studios)The older Steve’s presence in Endgame indicates that time in the MCU is also malleable. To borrow a line from The Flash, the timeline can be changed and that may prove to be as big of a threat as the Infinity Stones themselves – especially as all you need is some Pym Particles and a little know-how to invade the past and alter history. And even if time is solid, those tangent realities the Ancient One feared could pose some threat in Phase 4.No Stinger Scenes? Like, Forever?Now this one was a big shock for anyone who was ready for just a little bit more MCU after 183 minutes: Endgame features no mid-credit or post-credit stinger scenes, a first for a Marvel Studios picture. Considering the stinger scene’s proliferation across other studios, it is possible Marvel will drop them entirely from here on out. It would be a bold move and make all our Phase 4 speculations wilder, because Marvel would not be teasing the Next Big Thing as soon as its current release ends. Imagine an Ant-Man without that Captain America: Civil War moment or Thor: Ragnarok without the cut to Thanos’s massive ship. And even without the Next Big Thing to tease, post-credit stingers offer a nice final thought – like the shawarma scene at the end of Marvel’s Avengers or Captain America’s speech about patience after the Spider-Man: Homecoming’s credits.In some ways, it’s fitting, then, that Spider-Man: Far From Home will answer this meta-cliffhanger. If it features a stinger, then we know the practice is here to stay in Phase 4. And, presumably, that stinger will itself be the first few moments of that new phase.Avengers: Endgame is in theaters everywhere (but you already knew that)