Zack Snyder Offers a Glimp (Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)While USA s legal drama Suits is heading into its ninth and final season, the story isn t over for Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres), who is embarking on a new adventure on the spin-off series Pearson. After being disbarred, the former powerhouse lawyer has headed to Chicago and becomes involved with politics in the Windy City. Once she s appointed as the mayor s right-hand fixer, she becomes embroiled in the contentious (and occasionally crooked) scene.Torres, who is also an executive producer on the new series, spoke to Rotten Tomatoes about bringing the show she envisioned to life, getting to see new sides of a character she s played for many years, and what she s currently watching.What s appointment viewing for you?(Photo by ABC/Heidi Gutman)Oh, God! [I’m never home] and able to sit down in front of anything. The closest thing to appointment viewing I gotta say is … The View. I love The View! I ll try to tape it if I know somebody wonderful is on. I love to watch those ladies debate, because they re all smart and they all have a point of view. They’re all strong women with a point of view, and not just political but social. They cover such a wide ground and they keep it fun. They ve got a great panel now. They re all well-suited and interesting.What’s in your streaming queue?Streaming is The Handmaid s Tale, The Crown — when that comes back. It s been a while, right? I miss them! I started watching something the other day. It s hard to get consistent with it. I do love Outlander. That s on there. But, I m like a season and a half behind. It took me so long to get out of France!What shows are on your DVR?On my DVR is Yellowstone. I m a Kevin Costner super-fan. I ve just loved him since Field of Dreams. I would watch anything and everything and he s been in. The thing about being an actor and you re blessed with a long career is that you can see the arc of the man and the roles that they choose and the things that they put into place, and he s been producing content for quite some time now. You can just see that this is something so close to his heart; the topics that he s bringing up — the indigenous people and reservation life — and he s bringing it up in such a way that you never see. He s not an immediately likable character on the show, which I also love just in terms of the trajectory of an actor and what they choose to do in the course of their lives. It s smart, intelligent storytelling with a fantastic cast and interesting characters.I also have a bunch of old movies that if I see Turner Classic Movies is going to air way too late I ll just record. Oh, Network, I haven t seen that in forever! “The China Syndrome, I love that! Yes, love Barbara Stanwyck!” All of those things are on [my DVR too].What’s coming soon that you can’t wait for?Pearson!(Photo by Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)Jean Bentley for Rotten Tomatoes: When you left Suits you probably didn t know that you were going to revisit Jessica Pearson on her very own series.Torres: No, absolutely not. That was not part of the plan.It seems that you were the driving force behind getting this series made. Why it was so important to you?I needed a job! So, that s a pretty strong driving force. You never really know how things are going to come together. I was already in the process of putting my foot into the producer pool and looking to partner with writers and create original content and put shows on the air that not only spoke to me but I believed would speak to people that were feeling underrepresented in telling stories that were reflective of the world that I live in. Really the 2016 election just changed everything. I was sitting there watching real drama play out, a really interesting cast of characters doing their thing day in and day out. I started thinking about Jessica, and I started thinking about Jessica in terms of politics and the similarities of her characteristics that were in line with those that I was watching. From an outsider’s perspective, she can be kind of shady . She can be a little manipulative and she s incredibly powerful. She knows where a lot of bodies are buried, and she can at any given moment decide to use her powers for good — or evil. But she s always chosen good.When we last saw her, that was her choice. She was leaving corporate life and she wanted to get back to what was important to her, and I thought, well, what better way to do that than in the political arena, to bring all her skill sets to the political world? Because the last time we saw her, she was on her way to Chicago to be reunited with Jeff [D.B. Woodside]. That s organically where this story leads us. I told the right people and they were super interested in this dynamic as well, and in the narrative, and we all got to work to make it happen.What new sides of Jessica will we be able to see on the show that we didn t really get to see on Suits?We got to see very little of Jessica s personal life and all the repercussions of the choices that she s made. She was always so very busy saving the firm or saving somebody attached to the firm. We re going to get to see a fully realized woman which I m very, very excited about. She gets a family now — a family that she didn t know she had and a family that doesn t necessarily like her very much all the time, and how that shakes her up a little bit. Navigating the new world of the mayor s office, of city hall. Whether or not her past will actually serve her for the better or whether it s an impediment. She s not coming in clean. So, there s that — and she s working alongside the woman who took her license. We also get into her relationship with Jeff, so there s a lot of heart and soul and vulnerability to this Jessica.(Photo by Scott Everett White/USA Network)What’s something about producing that has surprised you or been difficult to juggle alongside starring in the show?Fortunately, a lot of the pre-production is where I get to roll up my sleeves and really get in there. It s storylines and casting and making sure that our vision of the show stays as true and consistent throughout the season, and to find ways of pushing the envelope. That s fun and that s exciting and I love that.The challenges of it are being new to this area, being new as an executive producer, and remembering that I actually have a say. That I can speak up and request or question or participate and add to the conversation things that may not have been heard if I were just an actress. Just remembering that you have that power is a new skill set. That s a new muscle! And then learning how to make your voice heard in such a way that s not defensive or alienating or none of it s an argument. We re all just sharing. I think just as actors we re collaborative. You just have to remember that you have the power!Yeah! You have the power and you know you have the competence, you know you have the skills. You just have to be able to do it.Right! But that s the thing — I’ve been doing it for so long you kind of forget how much you know. You’re in the room and you re going, “Wait, I think it would be better if I have this conversation with people all the time — [as an actor] you re so concerned about what the next job is going to be that it s hard to lift your head up and see how far you ve come. When you take stock of certainly all of my experience and all of the people that I ve gotten to work with and all of the people that I ve gotten to learn from, it s all in there. It s time to put it to use.Pearson premieres on the same night as the final season of Suits. Do you feel bittersweet about that show ending? Jessica Pearson is alive and well and thriving in Chicago.Well, I m not saying goodbye to Jessica at all. I m saying, Hey girl, hey! That s a good feeling. It s bittersweet. It was because of Suits I get to have Jessica and all her fabulousness forever more. I got to meet some incredible dear, dear people. Also, from a completely objective perspective, that was a really good run, and a rare one. I mean, we all know a lot of things don t last that long at all, and so to have lightning strike in such a beautiful way is great. So, everybody, you can pat yourselves on the back and say job well done.Pearson premieres Wednesday, July 17 at 10 p.m. on USA.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
在出装方面，手游非常还原端游，玩家需要回城购买装备。不过，端游当中的传送在手游当中，被转移到了鞋子这一装备的附魔属性上，玩家可以通过装备鞋子来使用传送技能。物理、魔法、防御和鞋子，四类装备，各自都有其专门的效用，玩家可以根据英雄的属性来购买和搭配，达成一个锦上添花的效果。神秘岛宝藏攻略Fans starving zombie-like for a second helping of Zombieland will get their fill this week when the 10-years-in-the-making sequel to the 2009 hit finally lands in theaters. The original Zombieland cast – Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, and Abigail Breslin – all return, along with original director Ruben Fleischer. And for Double Tap, they re joined by newcomers Rosario Dawson and Zoey Duetch. With the movie lurching into theaters on Friday, Rotten Tomatoes correspondent Mark Ellis sat down with the cast to talk about the new film and their own tips for surviving a zombie apocalypse. It turns out the best places to hide might be your local foodcourt – or Woody Harrelson s house.
Leeeeeeeeeeeet’s get ready to rumble… in the Bronx. And in ancient China. And with Chuck Norris. Our latest episode of Vs. might be our most epic yet as we pit the four biggest martial artists/movie stars of all time against each other in one stats-heavy battle royale: Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Donnie Yen. Who is the ultimate fighter? We’re comparing these legends of global cinema across four categories – Box Office, Tomatometer and Audience Scores, Iconic Moments, and a special Wild Card Round – to see who is the one man left standing when all the dust has settled/limbs have been snapped/henchmen have been felled. Will ringmaster Mark Ellis give the W to the Drunken Master, the true Hero, Ip Man himself, or the mother-bleeping Dragon himself? Tune in to find out, and let us know who you think is the greatest of the great in the comments.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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This week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Blue Beetle, The Running Man, and Spider-Man: No Way Home.This WEEK S TOP STORYACCLAIMED BLACK PANTHER WRITER TA-NEHISI COATES TO REBOOT SUPERMAN(Photo by Clay Enos/©Warner Bros. Pictures)This week was always going to be a big one for DC Comics, particularly Superman, because Tuesday night was when The CW debuted their new series Superman Lois, which is currently rated Fresh at 85%, and HBO Max announced that Zack Snyder s Justice League, which prominently features the character, will debut online on March 18, 2021. The biggest Superman reveal of the week, however, is that J.J. Abrams will produce a Superman reboot to be adapted by award-winning novelist and Black Panther comic book writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. Speaking about his new assignment, Coates remarked, I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America s most iconic mythic hero. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, this reboot is being set up as a Black Superman story that has roots in previous efforts, including one with Michael B. Jordan in 2019. No director has been announced yet, and the search for the new Kal-El has not yet begun (so someone like Jordan could still be in the running). In related news, Rachel Zegler, who will play Maria in Steven Spielberg s upcoming remake of West Side Story, has joined the cast of the DC Comics sequel Shazam: Fury of the Gods (6/2/2023) in a secret role.Other Top Headlines1. EDGAR WRIGHT TO REMAKE STEPHEN KING S THE RUNNING MAN(Photo by ©TriStar Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)Whether they were there for it as it happened (like this writer) or they discovered the era later, fans of 1980s movies likely see the decade as a bounty of riches. Even the movies that weren t your Ghostbusters, your Back to the Futures, or your Goonies can still be someone s beloved gems. Consider, for example, the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger science fiction film The Running Man (Fresh at 64%), based on a novel written by Stephen King (under his pseudonym Richard Bachman). It s not exactly a direct adaptation of the book (mostly because the main character is supposed to be an everyman, and there s no world where 1980s Arnold Schwarzenegger would be considered an everyman ), but it has a legion of fans. Now, it sounds like director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) agrees that The Running Man deserves another go, because he is attached to do exactly that with an adaptation for Paramount Pictures that is expected to be more faithful to the source material. No cast has been announced yet. The Running Man was set in the year 2025, so pretty soon, it ll be time to start running! 2. DC SIGNS CHARM CITY KINGS DIRECTOR FOR ITS BLUE BEETLE MOVIE (Photo by DC Comics)Over the past several years, both Warner Bros./DC Comics and their competition at Marvel Studios have released movies that broke new ground in the interests of wider representation, both in the audience and on screen. For example, later this year, Marvel will be releasing Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which aims to do for an Asian cast what Black Panther (Certified Fresh at 96%) did for a mostly Black cast. This week, WB/DC made a similar move towards a film with a Latino lead superhero with Blue Beetle, based on the second Blue Beetle, whose alter ego is Mexican American teenager Jaime Reyes. Warner Bros. has hired director Angel Manuel Soto (Charm City Kings, Certified Fresh at 81%) to develop the Blue Beetle movie with screenwriter Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (Miss Bala). Reyes Blue Beetle will be DC s first Latino superhero to headline a film.3. CHRISTIAN BALE TO STAR IN EDGAR ALLEN POE MYSTERY THE PALE BLUE EYE(Photo by Jaap Buitendijk/©Paramount)Christian Bale is now attached to reunite for a third film with director Scott Cooper after previously working with him on Out of the Furnace (Rotten at 54%) and Hostiles (Fresh at 71%). The film will be The Pale Blue Eye, based on the novel by Louis Bayard about a series of murders that take place at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, with Bale playing a veteran detective investigating the murders, aided by a detail-oriented young cadet who will later become a world famous author, Edgar Allan Poe. Scott Cooper s latest film, the horror drama Antlers (10/29/2021) is scheduled to be released on October 29, 2021 after being delayed in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic.4. RYAN GOSLING WILL BE THE ACTOR(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Crime novelist Donald E. Westlake died in 2008, leaving behind a film legacy which includes Point Blank (Fresh at 92%), The Stepfather (Fresh at 88%), and The Grifters (Certified Fresh at 91%). Director Duke Johnson, who made his feature film debut alongside Charlie Kaufman with the intense animated drama Anomalisa (Certified Fresh at 92%), is now attached to direct The Actor, based on Donald E. Westlake s novel Memory. Ryan Gosling is also now attached to star in the film as the title character, a New York City actor in the 1950s who is beaten and left for dead in a small town in Ohio. Before Gosling signed on, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Pietro from Avengers: Age of Ultron) was also considering joining the project.5. JULIA ROBERTS AND GEORGE CLOONEY TO REUNITE FOR 4TH FILM (Photo by ©Warner Bros.)Julia Roberts did not return for Ocean s Thirteen (Fresh at 69%) after co-starring in the first two films, but she and George Clooney did reunite for a third film together in 2016, namely Jodie Foster s Money Monster (Rotten at 58%). We can now report that Roberts and Clooney are now attached to star in a fourth film together, which will be a romantic comedy for Universal Pictures and Working Title called Ticket to Paradise. Ol Parker (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) will direct the comedy about a divorced couple who journey to Bali to stop their daughter from getting hitched to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago. The screenplay is being written by Ted Melfi (St. Vincent; cowriter of Hidden Figures).6. TITLE OF NEXT SPIDER-MAN REVEALED(Photo by Sony Pictures Entertainment)We should start this particular story by noting that April 1st was not in this week (and also that April Fool s Day movie joke posts sort of became Internet uncool about ten years ago, anyway). Having said that, it s not like Hollywood studios make a habit of trolling their fans (though they could probably get away with it), so Sony Pictures probably gets a pass this week for their little bit of fun. See, what happened was that the three young stars of the next Spider-Man movie (12/17/2021) each posted a still from the film, along with what they claimed was the movie s title. Tom Holland s title was Spider-Man: Phone Home (as in the catchphrase from this movie), Jacob Batalon s title was Spider-Man: Home Wrecker, and Zendaya s title was Spider-Man: Home Slice. Except, of course, that those were all fake and the title will actually be Spider-Man: No Way Home, which suggests a story that follows the cliffhanger at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home. As for his future as Spider-Man, Holland also confirmed this week that Spider-Man: No Way Home is the last film for his (current) Marvel Studios contract, but if they want me back, I ll be there in a heartbeat. 7. NEILL BLOMKAMP DEVELOPING DISTRICT 9 SEQUEL DISTRICT 10(Photo by ©Sony Pictures Entertainment)South African genre director Neill Blomkamp experience a hot streak of popularity following his 2009 aliens living among us sci-fi action film District 9 (Certified Fresh at 90%), including a period when he almost got to make one of the Alien movies. Six years after his third film, Chappie (Rotten at 32%), Blomkamp now appears to be returning to the setting of District 9 (or, at least, one district over from it) with the sequel District 10, which Blomkamp will direct and is currently co-writing. Blomkamp s writing partners on District 10 are Sharlto Copley (his District 9 star) and Terry Tatchell. Copley isn t yet confirmed to be starring in District 10, but considering where his character landed at the end of District 9, it s unclear how large a part he could have even if he did return.8. FLORENCE PUGH AND MORGAN FREEMAN TO STAR IN ZACH BRAFF S NEXT (Photo by A24)Zach Braff may always be best known for his lead role on the medical comedy TV series Scrubs, but he s also developed a career as a director, starting in 2004 with Garden State (Certified Fresh at 86%) and most recently including the 2017 remake of Going in Style (Rotten at 47%). For his next film, Braff has attracted two impressive stars in both Florence Pugh (Midsommar, Black Widow) and Morgan Freeman (one of Braff s Going in Style stars). Pugh will star in A Good Person, which Zach Braff is directing and writing, as a woman whose life falls apart after a fatal accident who forms an unlikely relationship with the older man (Morgan Freeman) who would have been her father-in-law. Pugh will also soon star in Olivia Wilde s second film as director, Don t Worry, Darling.9. RESIDENT EVIL TEAM TACKLING GEORGE R.R. MARTIN NEXT (Photo by Rafy/©Screen Gems courtesy Everett Collection)Fantasy and science fiction author George R.R. Martin is very much an old school writer whose legacy has now arguably been claimed by a series that is, relatively speaking, just a teensy-tiny percentage of everything he s written. Specifically, we re talking about his (yet unfinished) A Song of Ice and Fire series, which was adapted for HBO as Game of Thrones (Fresh at 89%) and spawned the upcoming prequel series House of the Dragon. One of the many other things Martin has written is the short story In the Lost Lands, a sword-and-sorcery fantasy, which is now going to be adapted by director Paul W.S. Anderson (the Resident Evil franchise) with his wife (and Resident Evil star) Milla Jovovich attached. Jovovich will star as a dangerous and feared sorceress who is hired by a desperate queen who teams up with a drifter played by Dave Bautista. Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich also recently teamed up on another video game adaptation, Monster Hunter (Rotten at 46%), which opened back in December.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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3.20.1 5月喜迎ue globetrotting adventure that has taken us from medieval Denmark to Iceland, the Mediterranean, and now all the way to the Silk Road.Along the way we have met many characters, and lost even more. From disease, to honorable battle, to horrible torture, Vikings has sent dozens of characters to Valhalla. Below, we’ve compiled a few of the bloodiest and most impactful moments in the show’s history so you can rank your favorites. Which bloody moment do you think is best? Rank our picks below!RELATED: Vikings Star Katheryn Winnick Says Goodbye to TV’s Most Brutal Series
This Week s Ketchup brings you another 10 headlines from the world of film development news (those stories about what movies Hollywood is working on for you next), covering up-and-coming titles like Akira, John Wick: Chapter 4, and Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers.This WEEK S TOP STORYTenet Sets a Release Date, Brings Taylor-Johnson, Caine, Kapadia on Board(Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures, @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Except for movies like Dunkirk and his Dark Knight trilogy (where obviously we knew it was about Batman), director Christopher Nolan frequently keeps the details of his films relatively secret during the early phases of development and production. For example, both Inception and Interstellar were relative mysteries for a long while (and that s even though Nolan took over directing Interstellar from Steven Spielberg). This week, we learned that Nolan s next film will be called Tenet when it s released next summer (July 17, 2020), which Merriam-Webster defines as, a principle, belief, or doctrine generally held to be true. Tenet is described variably as an action epic and/or globetrotting adventure to be filmed in seven different parts of the world. John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) will lead an ensemble cast including Robert Pattinson (Twilight) and Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2). That ensemble grew this week with the additions of Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver from Avengers: Age of Ultron), Kenneth Branagh, Dimple Kapadia, Clémence Poésy, and frequent Nolan costar Michael Caine. Tenet is scheduled for July 17, 2020, up against Bob s Burgers: The Movie, the week after Ghostbusters 3 and The Purge 5, and the week before Disney s Jungle Cruise. Speculation about Tenet is just getting started, including this piece that suggests that the premise may involve time travel.Fresh Developments1. Catwoman, Penguin Named as The Batman Villains, Giving Us a Sense of Deja vu(Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures)Since Tim Burton s 1989 Batman, we ve seen a few of the villains of Gotham City depicted more than once, including Bane, The Joker, and Two-Face. The Burton/Schumacher villains that weren t included in Christopher Nolan s Dark Knight trilogy include Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, The Riddler, and The Penguin, but now we re hearing that one of them will return to the movies for the first time in 29 years. That s because the two main villains in The Batman (June 25, 2021) will reportedly be Catwoman and the Penguin, which also makes it a de facto return to 1992 s Batman Returns, in which those villains were played by Michelle Pfeiffer and Danny De Vito. No casting has been announced for either role yet, but Frozen star Josh Gad has been posting online about his interest in playing The Penguin for years now.2. John Wick: Chapter 4 Set for 2021Joel MearesJohn Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum (89% Certified Fresh) hadn t even been out for a week when a teaser was dropped for the next chapter in the franchise, titled for now, unsurprisingly, John Wick: Chapter 4. The next film in Keanu Reeves high-body-count franchise is now scheduled for just two years from this week, on May 21, 2021. We obviously don t know what the fourth film might entail (though the ending of Parabellum does suggest some hints). This release date announcement did have one immediate response, however, from Warner Bros., which quickly bumped their animated superhero movie DC Super Pets from May 21, 2021 back a full year to May 22, 2022. The DC Comics superheroes expected to be featured in DC Super Pets include Ace the Bat-Hound, Krypto the Super-Dog, and Streaky the Super-Cat. With this move, DC Super Pets will now come after Joker (October 4, 2019), Birds of Prey (February 7, 2020), Wonder Woman 1984 (June 5, 2020), The Batman (June 25, 2012), and The Suicide Squad (August 6, 2021). There s no word yet on when Marvel Studios might ever release a Pet Avengers movie.3. Taika Waititi s Akira Adaptation Due in Just Under Two Years(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)There was a time when movie blogs were awash regularly with screeds against the potential evils of a live-action Akira (whether based on the 1988 anime classic, or the original mang
If you have a suggestion for a movie or show you think we should do an episode on, let us know in the comments, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Meet the hostsJacqueline Coley is an editor at Rotten Tomatoes, with a focus on awards and indie coverage but with a passion for everything, from the MCU to musicals and period pieces. Coley is a regular moderator at conventions and other events, can be seen on Access Hollywood and other shows, and will not stand Constantine slander of any kind. Follow Jacqueline on Twitter: @THATjacqueline.Mark Ellis is a comedian and contributing editor for Rotten Tomatoes. He currently hosts the Rotten Tomatoes series Versus, among others, and can be seen co-hosting the sports entertainment phenomenon Movie Trivia Schmoedown. His favorite Star Wars movie is Jedi (guess which one!), his favorite person is actually a dog (his beloved stepdaughter Mollie), and – thanks to this podcast – he s about to watch Burlesque for the first time in his life. Follow Mark on Twitter: @markellislive.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
神秘岛宝藏攻略 After decades of failed attempts and unsuccessful efforts, Frank Herbert’s Dune has been adapted into one of the most anticipated movies of the year — if not millennia. Does Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) finally do the classic science fiction novel(s) justice? The first reviews of his star-studded and visually epic new movie, also known as Dune: Part One, answer mostly in the affirmative. However, there’s a fairly uniform disappointment in how it ends without an ending.Here’s what critics are saying about Dune:Is this the Dune we ve always wanted? “Denis Villeneuve’s movie is the film interpretation that fans have been waiting to see for decades.” Eric Eisenberg, Cinema Blend“For science fiction devotees, especially those who have long-worshipped Frank Herbert’s dense tome…Villeneuve’s Dune is the adaptation you always dreamed of.” Ben Travis, Empire Magazine“[It] honors the source material in the most satisfying way possible. Dune 2021 is a modern-day work of art.” Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie Emporium“The missing link bridging the multiplex and the arthouse… Good heavens, what a film.” Xan Brooks, Guardian“For all its amazing imagery and A-list stars and very cool interpretations of the nerdier aspects of Herbert’s book, this version of Dune doesn’t fully coalesce.” Scott Collura, IGNWill it make us forget about David Lynch s version?“His Dune is the opposite of Lynch’s, methodical and cerebral, set against pastels and smoke and long stretches of moodiness.” Roger Friedman, Showbiz 411“Denis Villeneuve hasn’t succeeded where the likes of David Lynch and Alejandro Jodorowsky have already failed, [but] his Dune is at least uniquely dispiriting.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire“I’ll always love Lynch’s Dune, a severely compromised dream-work that (not surprising given Lynch’s own inclination) had little use for Herbert’s messaging. But Villeneuve’s movie is Dune.” Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures)Is it a satisfying adaptation?“This first chapter explores a very complex and detailed story with clarity and style. More importantly, it does so without sacrificing the impressive detail of Frank Herbert’s original vision.” Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie Emporium“Denis Villeneuve and his collaborators have cracked the code with their approach… extraordinary in its ability to directly translate the source material across mediums without compromise.” Eric Eisenberg, Cinema Blend“A more significant casualty is the book’s layered interiority, its skill at turning unspoken perceptions and motives into drama; the writers have managed this material without mastering it.” Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times“If anything falls short of Herbert s particular vision it s the movie s sandworms.” Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment WeeklyIs it OK if you haven t read the book?“Thankfully, Dune isn’t particularly hard to follow.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist“Though there’s plenty to establish, Villeneuve makes surprisingly light work of it all… Dune is never as formidable as it threatens to be.” Ben Travis, Empire Magazine“The script does a good job with exposition without making it seem like EXPOSITION… but by the same token, there may not be any reason for you to be interested in Dune if you’re not a science-fiction-movie person anyway.” Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com“It’s not a film that requires any familiarity with the source material… Stretches in the early parts of Dune are a layman’s terms guide to Herbert’s incredibly intricate and uniquely realized universe.” Adam Solomons, AwardsWatch“If you come in not knowing the difference between a Holtzman shield and a hole in the floor, it s a longer walk.” Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly“We don’t really learn much about individual characters in the film, making it hard to grasp or care about the stakes of the story.” Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair(Photo by Chiabella James/©Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)How is Denis Villeneuve as director?“Villeneuve’s true talent is less in the staging of violence than in the queasy anticipation of it… That gift serves him well enough in Dune.” Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times“Those who find Villeneuve to be a self-serious, humorless, and pretentious bore likely won’t be changing their minds anytime soon after Dune, but that just might be their loss.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist“To say I have not admired Villeneuve’s prior films is something of an understatement. But I can’t deny that he’s made a more-than-satisfactory movie of the book.” Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com“The unforgiving starkness will unsettle even some of Villeneuve’s greatest fans.” Donald Clarke, Irish Times“For all of Villeneuve’s awe-inducing vision, he loses sight of why Frank Herbert’s foundational sci-fi opus is worthy of this epic spectacle in the first place.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire“He’s an overloader, and only the keenest and most urgent of scripts can survive beneath that weight. Dune, unfortunately, is not one of those.” Richard Lawson, Vanity FairHow does it compare to his other work?“It’s an arthouse blockbuster in the vein of his Blade Runner 2049, but even less concerned with commercial appeal, which is admirably bold.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist“Much like the haunting Blade Runner 2049, the director has taken the time to explore numerous characters without sacrificing the main story and themes.” Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie Emporium“Like Blade Runner 2049 and especially Arrival, Dune is another unusually philosophical speculative fiction that ponders the difficulties of language and coexistence.” Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times“If you loved Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, then Dune is perhaps Denis Villeneuve at his Villeneuviest.” Richard Trenholm, CNET(Photo by Chiabella James/©Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)Is it reminiscent of anything else?“Think of it as Game of Thrones in space or Star Wars if it never got off Tatooine.” Steve Pond, The Wrap“Impressively ambitious in scale, like Villeneuve mashing up the worlds of Star Wars and Game of Thrones.” Brian Truitt, USA Today“Arguably [many of its elements are] all things that Star Wars features too, but just much more dense, sophisticated, and less child-like.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist“Dune feels most reminiscent of The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring.” Ben Travis, Empire Magazine“Much like the semi-recent classic Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Rings in the LOTR trilogy, this is only the beginning of the story… [and] Denis Villeneuve has created one of the best fantasy feature since Peter Jackson’s journey into Middle Earth.” Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie Emporium“Historical comparisons are of no use. None of us has been anywhere like this before. They can put that on the poster.” Donald Clarke, Irish Times“It sets a new standard for modern sci-fi epics.” Germain Lussier, io9.comIs there enough action for mainstream audiences?“Dune is consistently gripping and plot driven.” Adam Solomons, AwardsWatch“Even though it may be a slow burn, the action set pieces do not disappoint, neither does the filmmaker sacrifice the subtle themes and ideas explored throughout.” Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie Emporium“The pacing is perfect. Villeneuve makes you wait just long enough, so when the action moves to Arrakis you’re just as eager to venture into the desert as Paul.” Ben Travis, Empire Magazine“This version of Dune sometimes feels as if it aims to impress you more than entertain you… but it’s also a formidable cinematic accomplishment.” Steve Pond, The Wrap“It feels like a drag in its back half.” Scott Collura, IGN(Photo by Chiabella James/©Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)How are the visuals?“Cinematographer Grieg Fraser has outdone himself from frame to frame, set piece to set piece, creating jaw dropping pieces of art that are impressionistic, sensational, and other worldly.” Roger Friedman, Showbiz 411“It’s all a feast for the eyes. The visuals are mind-blowing.” Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie Emporium“Aesthetically, Dune is pretty damn monumental and enveloping, and for audiences that potentially may find the plot confusing, the film still works on a deeply experiential, visceral level.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist“The sense of scale conjured up is, from moment to moment, frequently astonishing.” Ben Travis, Empire Magazine“Dune looks great, but outside of the fantastical design, the muted palette borders on drab.” Richard Trenholm, CNETAnd how does it sound?“Dune [is] a symphony for the ears as well as a feast for the eyes.” Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times“Dune is also an auditory journey, not only featuring enveloping sound editing, but one of the best scores Hans Zimmer has ever composed.” Eric Eisenberg, Cinema Blend“The visual vastness is matched by a Hans Zimmer score that is, to use a technical term, full-Zimmer.” Ben Travis, Empire Magazine“Composer Hans Zimmer inspires great awe with a booming score, but not one BRAAAM in sight, thankfully.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist What is the overall experience like?“As a visual and visceral experience, Dune is undeniably transporting. As a spectacle for the mind and heart, it never quite leaves Earth behind.” Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times“Dune is certainly capable of transporting us to its alien landscapes via its many technical achievements… There is no detail spared in immersing us in this fantastical world.” Scott Collura, IGN“You feel like you’re looking into a window across space and time… The line between fiction and reality fades from your mind, and it’s breathtaking.” Eric Eisenberg, Cinema Blend“Villeneuve’s Dune is the sandworm exploding out from the darkness below. It is a film of such literal and emotional largeness that it overwhelms the senses.” Clarisse Loughrey, Independent(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures)How are the performances?“Chalamet confirms on a grand scale what arthouse audiences have long known about his charisma.” David Crow, Den of Geek“Timothee Chalamet once again gives another exceptional performance.” Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie Emporium“Among the uniformly excellent performances, Timothée Chalamet holds his own in his first blockbuster leading role.” Ben Travis, Empire Magazine“Chalamet, playing it earnestly and effectively, is perfectly cast here, and both Ferguson and Isaac are excellent, as is Skarsgård.” Pete Hammond, Deadline“Everyone flawlessly gets at the core of who they are playing. Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac are the triumvirate that lead the cast, and they are all phenomenal.” Eric Eisenberg, Cinema Blend“Momoa, in particular, bringing a swagger and excitement beyond anything we’ve seen from him before.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“The actors here all give good, serious performances, but in a sense it isn’t an actor’s film, because they are playing archetypes.” Catherine Bray, Film of the Week“No one has much time to distinguish themselves, all functioning as mere fleshy cogs in Villeneuve’s churning machine.” Richard Lawson, Vanity FairIs it a fun movie?“The script benefits from injecting occasional bits of humor into the universe-shaping events of the film.” Scott Collura, IGN“Dune is so aesthetically rich and monolithic that a few brief, misguided stabs at Marvel-style humor early on feel almost like blasphemy.” Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly“If what you love most about Marvel is the quips, you might not like Dune very much…it is deadly serious…a relief I hadn’t realized I needed.” Catherine Bray, Film of the Week“While Villeneuve has been and likely remains one of the most humorless filmmakers alive, the novel wasn’t a barrel of laughs either, and it’s salutary that Villeneuve honored the scant light notes in the script.” Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com“Dune lumbers with such aloof, uninviting self-seriousness that it’s hard to love, hard to even celebrate as an assured piece of tentpole authorship.” Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair“My only grievance is that hardly anyone in this film ever smiles…everyone in Dune is grimly serious. You kind of wish someone would shake Paul’s hand with a joy buzzer.” Roger Friedman, Showbiz 411(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures)Does it feel unfinished?“The film is ultimately a long and overwrought prologue — a prelude to action rather than its own autonomous story.” Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair“The real meal doesn’t really begin until Part Two, and that’s probably one of the minor disappointments of its inconclusive finale.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist“It does wind up feeling incomplete… like the serving of a decadent and delicious appetizer that comes out while the epic entrée to come is still braising in the kitchen.” Eric Eisenberg, Cinema Blend“It feels so completely sure of itself and so legitimately stunning, that it’s a huge shame that the next chapter is in fact subject to the whims of the marketplace… Surely, there has to be more.” Catherine Bray, Film of the Week“To be left dangling without Dune: Part Two would be a particular heartbreak. Here’s hoping we won’t only be seeing it in our dreams.” Ben Travis, Empire MagazineIs it difficult to assess this first chapter on its own?“It will require reassessment when the rest of the director’s vision is revealed – and if there is a movie god, we’ll see that happen sooner rather than later.” Eric Eisenberg, Cinema Blend“What could happen in the future isn’t something you can think about when critiquing a movie though. There’s this movie, this story, and if it doesn’t work on its own, that would problem. It’s not a problem here.” Germain Lussier, io9.comDune is in theaters and on HBO Max on October 22, 2021.
We re now in the heart of the summer movie season, so it shouldn t shock anyone to learn that the movies audiences are most looking forward to include a Pixar film, a superhero blockbuster, and a sci-fi adventure. What might be more surprising is that, in a triumph of counterprogramming, a high-concept fantasy musical and a deadpan zombie comedy also made the list. Read on to find out the five most anticipated movies by Rotten Tomatoes users and our fans on social media in June.1. Toy Story 4 (2019) 97%9,043 Want-to-See Votes#1 pick by our Facebook and Instagram fans, #2 pick by our Twitter fansOpens June 21Toy Story 3 gave us all a satisfying, emotional franchise finale, so it was something of a surprise when we learned the good folks at Pixar were planning to revive the series with a fourth installment. That hasn t dampened the enthusiasm for the series, though, as Toy Story 4 sits comfortably at the top of this month s list of most anticipated movies. Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the gang plus an old friend and some new additions are on hand to continue the story as Andy s younger sister Bonnie makes a new toy at school who s not so thrilled about being a toy. This one topped our Facebook and Instagram polls, and easily amassed the most Want-to-See votes.2. Dark Phoenix (2019) 22%5,982 Want-to-See Votes#1 pick by our Twitter fans, #3 pick by our Facebook fans, #5 pick by our Instagram fansOpens June 7With the recent acquisition of Fox s film and TV branches by Disney, it s probably going to be some time before we see the X-Men back on the big screen, so Dark Phoenix might be the last we see of the series for the foreseeable future (we re thinking of New Mutants as sort of an offshoot of the main series). With that in mind, it s probably appropriate that the existing franchise is going out with a bang, adapting one of the most iconic stories from the comics. Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and the rest of the younger, soft-rebooted mutants return to explore the darker side of Turner s Jean Grey, who becomes unstable after a mysterious encounter in space. This one resonated the most with our Twitter fans, and it amassed the second-highest number of Want-to-See votes.3a. Men in Black: International (2019) 23%3,268 Want-to-See Votes#3 pick by our Instagram and Twitter fans, #5 pick by our Facebook fansOpens June 14Next up, we ve got a tie for third, so we ll start with the revival of the Men in Black franchise. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are nowhere to be found at least, that s what we assume, barring a surprise cameo from them in the movie and this time, the focus shifts to MiB s London branch, where a rookie agent played by Tessa Thompson is partnered up with Chris Hemsworth s veteran Agent H to track down a mole in the organization. Here s hoping the chemistry they displayed in Thor: Ragnarok wasn t a fluke.3b. Yesterday (2019) 63% 是腾讯自主研发的一款大逃杀类型手游，游戏玩法来自于端游绝地求生，采用虚幻4引擎研发，致力于从画面、地图、射击手感等多个层面，为玩家全方位打造出极具真实感的军事竞赛体验。这款手游自推出之后一直热度不减，相信接下来也会继续火爆。大吉大利，今晚吃鸡!
神秘岛宝藏攻略 With Thanos (Josh Brolin) presumably neutralized at the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame, it will be time to introduce a new Big Bad for the surviving members of the team to confront in two-to-four years time. And if Marvel Studios continues to import things from the comics, it is possible that character will appear in an Endgame stinger scene, much the same way Thanos flashed his winning smile at the conclusion of the first Avengers film.Considering the studio has trained us so well to anticipate the next big thing before the current story’s end, let’s take a look at some potential foes the Avengers — in what ever form they take after Endgame — may face. Some may be familiar faces while others are only possible thanks to Disney s purchase of 20th Century Fox. But all would be formidable foes in Phase 4.Baron Mordo(Photo by © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)First Comic Book Appearance: Strange Tales #111First MCU Appearance: Doctor StrangeBig Bad Potential: Like Loki (Tom Hiddleston) before him, Mordo could emerge as a much larger player in the MCU thanks to the talents of actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mordo’s brand of binary justice. Those sorts of characters inevitably clash with funky teams like the Avengers. As seen in the Doctor Strange post-credit scene, he has determined the mystic arts corrupt all who use them and that he must eliminate all remaining sorcerers. Of course, that suggests he will come after Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) sooner than later, like in the Doctor Strange sequel. But complete defeat may not be in his future and his use of the Living Tribunal’s staff may lead him to amass more power to further to his cause. At that point, he would be an Avengers-level opponent.(Photo by © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)First Comic Book Appearance: Journey Into Mystery #101First MCU Appearance: Thor: RagnarokBig Bad Potential: Continuing with the Loki theory of Big Bads emerging from established antagonists, Hela (Cate Blanchett) is a worthy adversary for the team — particularly if Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is not around to help them defeat her. She’s an accomplished fighter who wiped out the Warriors Three and most of the Asgardian defense forces with hardly a sweat. She is also powerful enough to destroy Mjolnir. Of course, there is one pesky problem with this potential Big Bad: she’s dead. Killed by Surtur during the final battle in Asgard, she would seemingly be unavailable. But then, consider the way the gods of Asgard experience death and rebirth. Loki regularly cheats death and he’s but a mere trickster. She is the god of death, and presumably has a say in how long she rests in peace outside the nine realms.Considering it took destroying one of those realms to stop her last time, the Avengers would need a lot of extra strength to even hold her in a stalemate.Doctor Doom(Photo by @ 20th Century Fox )First Comic Book Appearance: Fantastic Four #5First MCU Appearance: N/A, but he has debuted three times in three different attempts at starting a Fantastic Four film series.Big Bad Potential: With Disney’s recent purchase of the 20th Century Fox film studio, the film rights to The Fantastic Four revert to Marvel. And even though Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said they will not use the X-Men for a long time, that does not mean there isn’t room for one of the greatest Marvel villains to make his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For instance, there is a Doctor Doom film script written by Legion executive producer Noah Hawley while Fox was still in control of the character. Hawley even recently said that Feige asked about the script in the run-up to the Disney/Fox deal closing. He described the story as a something of a political thriller with Doom already established as the ruler of Latveria. Which would make him a markedly different threat than any other that the Avengers have faced. What do you do when your enemy is not only a world leader, but one beloved by his people? The team would have to fight a war of perception as much as fight with their powers. And that s a pretty appealing reason to integrate the character into the MCU, even if the other former Fox-controlled properties sit on the bench.Fin Fang Foom And/Or The Mandarin(Photo by @ Marvel Comics, Strange Tales #89)First Comic Book Appearance: Strange Tales #89 (Foom), Tales of Suspense #50 (The Mandarin)First MCU Appearance: N/A, though an image of Foom appears in Iron Man. Trevor Slattery (Ben Kingsley) and Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) both claimed to be the Mandarin in Iron Man 3, but as the Marvel One-Shot released with the film on Blu-ray revealed, the true Mandarin has yet to be seen.Big Bad Potential: Predating Marvel Comics superheroes by a handful of years, Foom was one of the monsters created by Jack Kirby and he is just a delight to behold. Initially presented as a dragon of Chinese legend, Foom was later revealed to be an alien shapeshifter after he was finally integrated into the Marvel Universe in the 1970s. While the rest of his alien brethren set out to conquer the world early in human history, Foom, as the navigator of their starship, laid dormant for centuries. Eventually, his ship was discovered by a man who stole 10 sophisticated control rings from the ship and set himself up as The Mandarin. Foom eventually woke up and caused plenty of trouble for superheroes across the planet.The Mandarin entered MCU history in Iron Man 3 while the Ten Rings debuted as a terrorist organization in the first Iron Man film. But Foom represents a much larger threat should a defeated Mandarin awaken him from his long slumber to challenge the Avengers. It is the kind of villain team-up we ve always wanted to see. But it also implies the Mandarin is a foe worthy of the team s attention. We re already convinced he will be the villain in Shang-Chi, so it is entirely possible he will pose a worldwide threat in the not-too distant future. Provided, of course, Marvel wants a more human Big Bad with a pet dragon.Adam Warlock(Photo by @ Marvel Comics, The Infinity Watch #1)First Comic Book Appearance: Fantastic Four #66-67 (as “Him”), Marvel Premiere #1 (as Adam Warlock)First MCU Appearance: The cocoon seen at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is probably a gestating Adam Warlock. He was supposed to appear in the film at one point.Big Bad Potential: Hear us out. While typically presented as a protagonist, Adam Warlock has made some questionable choices in the pages of Marvel Comics, particularly when in possession of the Infinity Stones. And presuming the Infinity Stones are not destroyed by the conclusion of Endgame, it is possible he will end up with them and attempt to purge the universe of evil, as he once attempted to purge the evil within his own soul, creating a version of himself known as the Magus, in the comics. The consequences on a universal scale could be disastrous. And perhaps, unlike Thanos, this change will be initially imperceptible to our heroes. It would be something of a slow burn for the overall MCU film series, which may be a nice change of pace after Endgame.The Celestials(Photo by Chuck Zlotnick/©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection)First Comic Book Appearance: Eternals #2First MCU Appearance: Guardians of the GalaxyBig Bad Potential: Thanos has set the precedent for Big Bads in the MCU, but there is always the possibility for Marvel Studios to go bigger. How does one go bigger than the Mad Titan? Well, there are the Celestials. These are beings of immense power. One is shown wielding the Power Stone when Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) visit the Collector (Benicio Del Toro) in Guardians of the Galaxy. Peter’s own father Ego (Kurt Russell) lists himself as a member of the cosmic-level race.Back in the comics, the Celestials are a key component of the Marvel Universe’s secret origin. They went from planet to planet creating beings like the Eternals — soon to be featured in their own Marvel Studios film — Deviants, and others. Their tinkering led to the Skrull ability to shapeshift and, ultimately, the appearance of superheroes on Earth.Though humanoid, they tend to appear around 2,000 feet tall to human eyes. And in the pages of Marvel Comics, they are said to be indestructible, with the few who have been defeated instantly regenerating. That power may make them too absurd of an opponent for the Avengers, but then again, Ego was defeated and Knowhere, the space port where the Collector kept his collection, is said to be the skull of a dead Celestial. So while they may be more vulnerable in the MCU, just one of their number would post quite a challenge to the Avengers.Galactus(Photo by © Marvel Comics, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #6)First Comic Book Appearance: Fantastic Four #48First MCU Appearance: N/A, though he did make an appearance as an alien death cloud in Fox’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.Big Bad Potential: If there is one certainty in big budget studio filmmaking, it is this: Galactus will be a MCU Big Bad in the fullness of time. It is only a matter of when.One of the early cosmic-level entities devised by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, Galactus famously came to Earth to consume all its energies to satiate his enormous appetite. But in a curious twist, this does not make him inherently evil. Like all sentient life in the universe, he must consume other life to survive. Unfortunately for the rest of us, he exists on such a massive scale that a planet like Earth is a good dinner. This definitely sets him apart from Thanos as the Avengers — and likely the Fantastic Four — would have to weigh their consciences between stopping him and respecting the right for such a being to survive. Also, as with his comic book appearances, the heroes will have to come up with a pretty clever reason for him to skip his Earth-sized meal.But will all of that compel Feige to steer a MCU Galactus toward Earth in the near-future? That remains to be seen. As with the X-Men, Galactus may be a character not included in the five-year plan the studio will reveal after the release of Endgame. At the same time, he is the sort of character who could be seeded as early as Endgame’s stinger scenes and lay in wait, like Thanos, across the span of six years. As we said before, Galactus is an eventuality.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.