萌江湖电脑版采用百度引擎6（Baidu 8）1997 Special Edition. The music and the muppet-ness of the original band give a certain authenticity even as it remains one of the cheesiest things in the Original Trilogy.31. Tarkin Takes Credit for Krennic’s Work – Rogue OneOrson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) is a wonderful view into the way the Empire truly operated. Dogged and relentless, he proves the Death Star s main weapon will work after years of delays only to see Grand Moff Tarkin (a CGI Peter Cushing) assume command and take the credit. His composure melts as he screams about “my work” to an unimpressed gaggle of moffs and generals. It might be Mendelson’s talent for playing officious middle managers, but Krennic became one of our favorite Imps in this moment.30. Bail Organa Gets Involved – Revenge of the SithFrom his appearance in Attack of the Clones, Bail Organa (Jimmy Smitts) is a nameless anomaly in a film comprised of awkward introductions. But he makes his mark in RotS by investigating a fire at the Jedi Temple. In doing so, he becomes a leading figure in the Rebellion and the adoptive father of one of its most important heroes. His actions prove to be quietly heroic, but have far reaching effects.29. Leia Strangles Jabba the Hutt – Return of the Jedi(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)Among the chaos Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) sowed to rescue Han from Jabba the Hutt, he left dealing with the gangster to the capable hands of Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher). In using the very chain Jabba employed to make her his pet, she made a statement at least one member of Jabba’s retinue understood before the end. Never shy to make statements, it is one of Leia’s most impressive and direct scenes of action in the Original Trilogy.28. Han Fails To Fool The Empire – Star WarsThough known for his swagger, Han’s dopiness keeps him from being an insufferable character. And this may be the greatest example of his dopiness getting the best of him. Thanks to his time in the Imperial Army, he should know the proper procedure to keep the Imps at bay during the jailbreak, but the ruse collapses thanks to a hasty “how are you?” It’s funny, character-revealing, and a great way to ratchet up the tension.27. Leia Senses Luke Is In Trouble – The Empire Strikes BackWhile it is clear Lucas decided to make them siblings after Empire was released, it is almost impossible to read this late moment in the film as anything but foreshadowing of Luke and Leia’s true relationship. If you can see it another way, it reveals Leia as someone who may not be Force-sensitive, but attuned enough to receive Luke’s telepathic call. Or, as it now text, she is also strong in the Force, but untrained. In any of these readings, it is a powerful moment for Leia with a nice slice of comedy at the end thanks to Lando Calrissian’s (Billy Dee Williams) reaction to her orders.26. Palpatine vs Yoda – Revenge of the Sith(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)The better of the Prequel Trilogy’s two Yoda battles, this one derives its power from actor Ian McDiarmid going full cackling Republic serial villain. He has the high ground and relishes it with each laugh and each Force-push of a delegate conveyance. The symbolism of Palpatine smashing the Senate might be a little too on the nose, but he’s not worried about subtlety here. He’s won, which also makes Yoda’s retreat surprisingly poignant and their fight all the more important.25. “We Would Be Honored If You Would Join Us.” – The Empire Strikes BackIn a film stuffed with reversals, Darth Vader’s (voiced by James Earl Jones) dinner date with Leia, Han, and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) is one of the best. Lando’s duplicity is revealed. Boba Fett proves Han cannot escape his grasp. And in their only direct confrontation, Han learns he’s definitely no match for a Sith Lord. It’s quick, it’s punctuated by blaster fire and Chewie’s growls, and it’s just a great scene.24. R2-D2 Reactivates The Hyperdrive – The Empire Strikes BackThroughout most of the saga, astromech droid R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) has had plenty of chances to save his humanoid friends. Without him, the Naboo delegation would never have made it to Tatooine. But this may be his most heroic action because of the stakes involved and C-3PO s (Anthony Daniels) nagging about his leg. Without R2 reconnecting one cable, the history of the galaxy might be very different.23. Luke Finds Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru’s Remains – Star Wars(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)The most gruesome scene in Star Wars overall is also one of its most pivotal. According to the principles of screenwriting, Luke has refused the call to action. He needs a powerful motivator to accept the call and go on his adventure. In this case, it is the sight of his uncle and aunt’s charred remains among the blasted ruins of their homestead. It is a shocking moment worthy of its unsettling imagery. Short of a bloody arm a few minutes later, Star Wars films would never do something this graphic again.22. Rey Pulls The Lightsaber Through The Air – The Force AwakensIn a film filled with fan wish-fulfillment, this may be most fans’ fondest – to reach out with the Force, pull a lightsaber through the air, activate it, and hold their own against a Sith Lord. Yes, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) may not be a true Sith – and Rey (Daisy Ridley) is no Jedi here – but that’s beside the point. This is a moment every Star Wars fan has played out in their backyard, schoolyard, or imagination, and it suddenly lives inside a Star Wars movie.21. Boba Fett’s Entrance – The Empire Strikes Back“No disintegrations.” With this directive from Vader, bounty hunter Boba Fett became Star Wars’s greatest man of mystery. Surrounded by intriguing bounty hunters like IG-88, Bossk, and Zuckuss, Fett stood out – and not just because he was an early release Empire action figure. His response, “As you wish,” suggests disintegrations have been a problem in the past, or something Vader specifically hired Fett to do previously. Either way, it gave Fett a mystique so powerful, it rivals Vader’s.20. Vader Promotes Piett To Admiral – The Empire Strikes Back(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)Many fan theories online suggest Admiral Ozzel (Michael Sheard) was revealed as an Alliance spy as a way to explain his gross negligence in the search for Luke. But whether an enemy saboteur or a grossly incompetent Imp who peter-principled his way to the admiralty, his death is both hilarious and disturbing thanks to the reaction of his junior officer, Captain Piett (Kenneth Colley), who Vader immediately elevates to command the fleet. We like to imagine Piett spent his entire career waiting for his superiors to anger Vader so he could accept these quick promotions. Call it the Piett Principle.19. Vader Attempts To Board The Tantive IV – Rogue OneVader as Jason Voorhies. A late addition to the film during its infamous reshoots, Vader’s attempt to secure the Death Star plans from the Rebels as they raced to the blockade runner Tantive IV is the best example of what the Sith Lord looked like to rank-and-file members of the Alliance. He’s a horror movie slasher with a laser sword and magic powers. But most importantly, he’s unstoppable. Consequently, it is one of the most effective scenes in the film despite the lack of the entire main cast.18. Obi-Wan’s Debut – Star WarsFirst, he convinces the Tusken Raiders that a Krayt Dragon is nearby. Then he attends to the unconscious Luke. When R2-D2 comes out of the shadows to investigate, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) removes his hood and offers a warm, bemused “Well, hello there.” With each expansion of the character’s past, this moment – and the following scene with Luke – takes on more meaning, but these three words offer so much of the character: his wisdom, his playfulness, and the prototype image of a Jedi we use to this day.17. Vader Force-Chokes General Motti – Star Wars(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)While Obi-Wan made the Force sound amazing a few scenes earlier, Vader gave it its visceral power with this moment. As Lucas would later claim, this is Vader’s lowest point. He is below Tarkin in the Imperial power structure and faces a gaggle of disbelieving generals like Motti (Richard LeParmentier), who mocks the Sith Lord’s “sad devotion” to the Force with every muscle in his face. Vader chokes him from afar and the soundtrack offers a haunting rumble. And in that moment, every kid wanted to wield the power of the Force.16. Lando’s Introduction – The Empire Strikes BackFeigning anger at the arrival of the Millennium Falcon in Cloud City proves a key thing about Lando Calrissian: he is a shrewd sabacc player. It makes Han feel at home and sets up Lando s later betrayal when Vader reveals himself to the rebels. But it also reveals Lando’s playful side. More than any other character in the Original Trilogy, he wants to have fun. Even if he has to sell out a friend, he will find a way enjoy it. Well, at least until the deal is altered.15. Obi-Wan vs. Darth Maul – The Phantom MenaceAs the first glimpse of Jedi and Sith in a live-action duel, this was one of The Phantom Menace’s defining sequences. Maul (Ray Park) meets his match in Ewan McGregor s Padawan, who uses his anger to counter the Sith Lord. But Maul is ultimately unprepared for Obi-Wan’s awareness of the environment around him – the “Living Force” Qui-Gonn wanted him to be mindful of at the start of the film. Between the great choreography and the story point, it proves to be one of the best fights in the whole series.14. Luke Brushes Dust Off His Robe – The Last Jedi(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)For all the might the Force gives a Jedi, there was always the suspicion a true master could defeat his enemy with just a few gestures. This is that moment for Master Jedi Luke Skywalker. The boy who sought swashbuckling adventure was always destined for the sort of composure and interior strength required for this sickest of burns. It puts his opponent off his footing and allows the Resistance to escape – the real victory to be found in this confrontation.13. “Judge Me By My Size, Will You?” – The Empire Strikes BackYoda’s view of the Force was proof there was more to it than lifting rocks. But it would take this dramatic moment, in which the Jedi Master raises Luke’s X-Wing from the muck, to prove the energy field binding the universe defies all underlying perceptions about reality. A hyperdrive-capable snub fighter is no heavier than a pebble to one truly allied with the Force. That this lesson is offered by one of Star Wars’s smallest characters gives this line of thinking its exclamation point.12. “This Is How Liberty Dies To Thunderous Applause” – Revenge of the SithPalpatine’s first public appearance as Emperor is filled with strange moments. He looks like bleached hamburger. He calls out the Jedi as would-be usurpers. He announces the Republic will be “reorganized” into the First Galactic Empire in lieu of a complete change in the government. And he promises a more “secure society.” Despite the odd framing and phrasing, it is a genuinely chilling moment punctuated by Padme’s comment: a warning of just how easily republics can fall.11. “It s Time to Let Old Things Die” – The Last Jedi(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)While Kylo’s speech to Rey could still be a dodge about her true parentage, his repudiation of the Jedi and the Sith in that moment speaks to anyone who sees the absolutism of those philosophies as the root of the galaxy’s problems. Sure, the Jedi are generally in the right, but they did nothing to alleviate slavery in the Outer Rim. And that surely contributed to Anakin Skywalker’s (Hayden Christensen) fall as much as any of his own actions. Outside of the film, it is also a call to the future of Star Wars – provided they stick the landing with The Rise of Skywalker.10. Luke And the Emperor’s Verbal Sparring Session – Return of the JediLuke’s “Your overconfidence is your weakness,” immediately followed by Palpatine’s “Your faith in your friends is yours” may not only be the best exchange in Episode VI, it may also be the key to understanding the difference between the Sith and, well, everyone else. Evil in the Star Wars galaxy is about being uniform even though it proves to be the very reason the Sith and the Empire fall. A sense of fellowship, meanwhile, allows the Alliance to thrive. Luke and Emperor become the embodiment of these philosophies and it is ultimately Anakin who must choose between them.9. Leia Saves Their Skins – Star WarsPresuming her to be a damsel in distress, Luke quickly learns Leia just needs a blaster and a window of opportunity to save herself. Oh, and she helps out these dopes who barged into the Death Star detention block. And much to Han’s dismay, she takes immediate control of a situation he thought was his. It may have led to the garbage smasher, but it was still a successful strategy. Also, her quick wit and quick thinking prove why she will always be our princess.8. The Alliance Attacks Scarif – Rogue One(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)The concluding fight above Scarif is, without a doubt, the best space-fight realized in a live-action Star Wars project thus far. Taking all of the techniques learned since 1977, it brings us back to that general look, but ups the ante with colliding Star Destroyers, callbacks to both Red and Gold Leaders, and a cameo by key Star Wars Rebels spaceship the Ghost. All the while, terrific photography and editing give it an exceptional verisimilitude. In many ways, it is the battle kids who grew up with Star Wars have been dreaming about since the 1980s.7. Palpatine Tempts Anakin In the Opera Hall – Revenge of the SithThe most accomplished scene in the film centers on Sheev Palpatine tempting Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) with the power to save Padme (Natalie Portman) and teasing the audience with the answer to Anakin’s parentage. Told as a parable on the dangers of Sith power, McDiarmid is at his subtlest – even if Sheev is a cartoon villain – as he relishes a well-written speech. It is also here that we finally see the seductive allure of the Dark Side Yoda eventually warned Luke about.6. The Trench Run – Star WarsA triumph of model work, editing, score, and scripting, the original Star Wars trench run is the battle scene from which nearly all other Star Wars space fights derive. Itself inspired by battles in World War II movies (and footage from the conflict itself), the sequence also proved Luke was a more accomplished pilot than his father. Although, viewers just wouldn’t know it for twenty years.5. “You were my brother, Anakin! I Loved You.” – Revenge of the Sith(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)While the long-awaited duel between Anakin and Obi-Wan fails to be one of the great fights, its immediate aftermath may be the most emotionally resonant moment in the whole Prequel Trilogy. Obi-Wan watches, heartbroken, as Anakin succumbs completely to the Dark Side. Slding toward a lava flow, the tortured Anakin shouts “I hate you!” And just before the heat sets Anakin aflame, Obi-Wan reminds him of their bond. In a literal sea of CGI lava, it is the most human moment to be found in the first three episodes.4. “I Know.” – The Empire Strikes BackHarrison Ford’s well known skepticism of Star Wars dialogue gave rise to Han’s best moment of swagger. Facing the carbonite freezer, he breaks away for one last kiss with Leia. She finally admits her love to him and instead of telling her to remember that (as scripted), Ford uttered the swagger-filled “I know” during one take. It impressed director Irvin Kershner and cemented Han’s cool factor for generations. It also gets a worthy callback when Leia says it to Han in the next film.3. The First Jump To Light Speed – Star WarsAs an early critic of the film noted, Star Wars brought speed to science fiction. Previously, spaceships lumbered slowly across the screen, but here they darted at impossible speeds. Thankfully, the Industrial Light Magic geniuses were able to visualize this sense of velocity with one of the greatest visual effects in all of cinema; it propels the viewer as much as it takes the Falcon to hyperspace and became the only way for the rest of us to imagine lightspeed.2. The Mos Eisley Cantina – Star WarsFor as much as Star Wars is about the Hero’s Journey and the creation of a modern mythology, it is also about exotic creatures. Before Lucas realized he could sell that imagery to kids in the form of action figures, he and the talents at ILM worked long and hard to sell this first major reveal of aliens from a thousand worlds. Backed by composer John Williams’ now-classic Cantina Band song, it offered viewers their first glimpse into a larger world.1. “No, I am your father.” – The Empire Strikes Back(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)Not just the best Star Wars moment overall, but one of the great twists in all of cinema. The entire Skywalker saga revolves around this moment in which Vader tells Luke the truth about his paternity. And Luke responds in the exact way we would: an ugly cry. In terms of classical screenwriting, it is the protagonist confronting his lowest point. But the emotion involved – including the sense of betrayal involved – speaks to people at a genetic level. It is the single greatest Star Wars moment for a reason and we doubt it will ever be topped.Like this? 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Six men, 26 movies, billions in box office receipts, countless Martinis: when it comes to 007, it’s been a journey. In our latest episode of Vs., supervillain/superhost Mark Ellis is pitting James Bond vs. James Bond (vs. James Bond, and on and on) to decide who was the best of cinema’s bed-hopping British spies. Will it be Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, or current Bond, Daniel Craig? (OK, it’s probably not gonna be Lazenby – though we only have love for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.) The Bond boys battle it out over box office, Audience and Tomatometer Scores, the quality of their villains, and one wildcard round, before Ellis puts himself square in the cross hairs and declares a winner. Don’t agree with the ultimate decision? Slice him up with laser beams, feed him to the sharks, or… you know… let us know with a thoughtful argument in the comments.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News. 首先是这种情况对于大部分轻度玩家来说应该是基本上不存在的。网游不追求跟上头部梯队，单机不追求深度玩法的轻度玩家无论是手游还是3A甚至4399都可以获得自己想要的快乐，没有任何抵触手游的理由。甚至说对于一些轻度玩家来说，可能完全离不开手游，因为很多人可能一周里都找不到一天能会拿出超过半小时的时间用来玩游戏，这么短的时间很难靠主机游戏来填补。
"Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong" About... Home Alone 2: Lost In New York Was moving the action to Manhattan and upping the "ow"-factor enough to justify a second Home Alone movie? We're tossing bricks and taking names in the latest ep of our podcast. by RT Staff | December 10, 2020 | Comments萌江湖电脑版“We wanted to push the fidelity of everything all the way through,” added supervising director Brad Rau, who also serves as an executive producer with Corbett. Though a new show, keeping Baker as the voice of the clones and keeping the overall style of Clone Wars was a very conscious decision on a part of the creative staff to maintain the continuity and visually inform the viewer how swiftly after Clones Wars this series takes place. Although, he noted, “we have clonetroopers in our show, and they re very similar model to The Clone Wars, but they re a little bit different.”One difference viewers may notice in short order: the color-coding and personalized augmentation of trooper gear quickly disappears in favor of the uniform stormtrooper monochrome — a swift change as the clone army of the Republic becomes an Imperial military force.Rau noted that “just seeing the clonetroopers as the forces of our evil army and how their gear, their vehicles, and their equipment has changed to be a little bit less colorful, less individual” changes the relationship to established Star Wars imagery in a way viewers may not immediately recognize consciously, but underscores one of the show’s themes about the transition to Empire.“It s interesting when you take an AT-TE tank, one that we re used to seeing as a good-guy tank, and just strip it off color and paint it this boring gray, and then we re playing very evil music as it comes marching down the street. And you think, ‘There s no doubt, that s a bad-guy tank,’” Rau explained.(Photo by Lucasfilm)Another sign of the changing attitude with the arrival of the Empire: once the Bad Batch come home to Kamino after the Clone Wars end, they see Admiral Wilhulff Tarkin, not yet the Grand Moff of the Death Star, inspecting the troops and doubting the loyalty of the Bad Batch. The classic Star Wars baddie — played by Peter Cushing in the original film and voiced by Stephen Stanton in his animated appearances — is something of a “big fish” for The Bad Batch, according to Corbett.“While he s there to address certain things, I suspect that he ll be pulled someplace to handle other important matters,” she added.And once he is called away to those matters (and his destiny aboard the Death Star), a surprising person will take his place in the hunt for the Bad Batch once they make their escape from the Imperial ranks.Along the way, the Bad Batch also meet a young female clone named Omega (Michelle Ang), whose existence may lead to a new mystery down the road. The character also continues a particular Star Wars animated tradition of introducing kid characters; Clone Wars did the same with Ahsoka and Star Wars Rebels followed suit with Ezra Bridger — to say nothing of Anakin Skywalker s introduction in Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace. To Rau, having a child in the midst of the action is key.“These are essentially shows for kids,” he explained. “As big kids ourselves that still love Star Wars from when we saw it as kids, we never want it to get too dark; although, there are dark things that happen.”(Photo by Lucasfilm)The character also changes the dynamic within the squad itself as it is presented with a new set of challenges the clone creators on Kamino never dreamed they would encounter.“The things that they teach each other are really, really interesting and help keep [the Bad Batch] on their toes,” Rau said. “They re not always just hitting the target now [and have to think], ‘Oh, wait a minute. When it s not a military objective, how do we deal with raising this child? We don t even know how to deal with the galaxy ourselves!’”Baker added, “It s a really wonderful thing to see how quickly some of the Bad Batch warm up to Omega, and it really adds an interesting layer to these kind of gonzo, improvisational, special ops soldiers.” To Baker, who has the strange task of keeping all these characters in his mind simultaneously, the addition of Omega adds “the story of what s playing out, which it s not just a matter of war and power, but it is [also] human.”And playing those humans, er, clones, leads to a unique method of recording for Baker. He prefers to run through the script in order and switch between the Bad Batch characters (and any other clones who might be in the scene) live and on the fly.“Once the specificity of the characters is nailed down, as it is by this point, it s actually pretty easy for me to jump from one to the other,” he explained. Although he admitted Wrecker, the demolitions expert with a propensity for yelling, does present some difficulty. “When Wrecker gets excited or starts yelling, that brings a physical cost to the voice that I sometimes have to manage a little bit. But other than that, it s amazingly easy to do.”Baker is able to record two or three takes of an entire scene before a pause for notes from Corbett or Rau or for a moment to record specific lines to “rearrange the words or the inflection or the meaning of sentences, or add extra efforts, or modify the presence of voice to match what the blocking establishes.”(Photo by Lucasfilm)And though the series is a showcase of Baker’s talents, it also retains the imprimatur of Clones Wars and Rebels supervising director Dave Filoni, who serves as the show’s creator even as he continues to chart aspects of Star Wars’ live action television efforts.“The stuff he tells us is fantastic and amazing,” Rau said. As anyone who has heard him talk can attest, he has a rare gift for explaining Star Wars ideas and concepts.“It’s a master class in writing Star Wars,” added Corbett, who also called Filoni s involvement “crucial” in the development of The Bad Batch as a series.The Filoni stamp means the show is also free to move between lighthearted stories and darker tales just like its predecessors, but with one interesting difference: “It s a combination [of tones] because it is a dark time, but the fun adventures they get to go on and the places that they visit are different because there s no war happening,” Corbett said.Indeed, The Bad Batch is unique in that it occurs during a time of galactic peace. Sure, that peace may be an illusion and comes with some brutal hidden fees, but the Clone Wars are over, the Civil War is a decade or so from truly beginning, and the conflicts of the Mandalorian and Sequel Trilogy eras are undreamed of at this point in Star Wars history.(Photo by Lucasfilm)“At least that s a positive,” she continued. “But there are other things that they re encountering in the galaxy that are equally as challenging for them.”Hopefully, those challenges will thrill viewers and keep The Bad Batch on Disney+ until its eventual conclusion, which both Corbett and Rau alluded they have a plan for, but that discussion is for another time — Clone Force 99 and Omega’s journey is just beginning.Star Wars: The Bad Batch debuts on Tuesday, May 4 with a special 70-minute premiere, followed by new episodes every Friday starting on May 7 on Disney+.
(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)What is your favorite classic film?Casablanca.Is there a movie that you ve watched more than any other?Casablanca.Can you guesstimate how many times you ve seen it?No, I really can t. Certainly 20 to 25 times.What do you think is the biggest misconception about critics?We re lucky to get paid for what we do. And that is also a truism.Yeah, we are lucky. We re not digging ditches, we re not doing manual labor, but we get paid to watch bad movies. I found out particularly when I started getting recognized from being on television and people would stop me and say, You got the best job in the world. I said, Well, it s a great job, but you know, some days it feels like a job. Then people s eyes glaze over. When you get paid to watch movies, no one wants to hear complaints, and I get that.What do you think makes a good movie?They say a smart person can hold two opposing thoughts in their mind at the same time. On the one hand, I m tempted to say originality and freshness, and yet there s some movies I like a lot, very good movies, that follow a ritual for a genre and wind up being really good.What is your preferred seat in a movie theater?Aisle seat, midway down the aisle.What is your favorite screening snack?Popcorn. No butter.When reviewing, do you go in cold?The only way I go. I actually studiously avoid reading or seeing anything about a movie. I don t even watch the trailers. The less I know about a movie going in, the better experience I have.Are you pro- or anti- note-taking?Neither. There are times when note-taking is crucial. I don t write lengthy reviews, so I find as long as I log-in either that night or the next morning when I get home, that does it for me.What is your personal record for most movies watched in a day?Seven. May I add with an asterisk: That was the day I discovered definitively that it s not the eyes that go first, it s the tush.What s your favorite film from your childhood?Oh gosh, so many. No one has ever asked me that.At age seven, my parents took me to see a film called The Golden Age of Comedy, which was a compilation of great moments from silent film comedies with Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin and others. I even remembered the theater where I saw it in Manhattan, and it literally changed my life.
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It was a viewpoint Kripke presented to Ennis when the two sat down to talk about how The Boys could become a television show. In bringing the humanity Ennis characters ultimately find further to the surface, Kripke felt he could realize the shocking “water-cooler moments” while advancing the story or advancing the character or to make a satirical point about what s going on in our culture. “So I get to make a story about politics, athletics, celebrity, corporations, the military industrial complex — all within the guise of irreverent superhero show,” he continued. “This is an endlessly inventive place for me to play, and sure enough, once we got together with the writers, we found that was true.”At the same time, Kripke believes the show also has to potential to be one of the most “human” superhero stories to appear on a screen of any size.“I wanted to feel the humanity of these people and all its complicated, messy, glory,” he said. “[In] my experience of superhero material — and I know there s more emotional stuff out there — it s rarely done where you have these characters who are just complicated and contradictory. And so the guiding North Star for us on this show was always, What s the single most realistic way that this character can react in any given moment? ”The result: characters with PTSD, panic attacks, drug addiction, sexual dysfunction, and the morbid need to protect their share of the gross profits.The ideas will be familiar to readers of the comic book, but one element Kripke felt he had to change was the voice of Hughie from a Scottish to an American accent. (Ennis approved the switch as long as Butcher remained British.)“Because our first play is for an American audience, I would like that audience surrogate to be American,” he explained. “Garth will read every script, and really the only thing he comes back with is, ‘Here s a lot of line notes of what a British person would really say.’ Which, I am more than happy to utilize.”Meanwhile, The Seven represent a sort of American corporate exceptionalism, with Madelyn Stillwell (Elisabeth Shue) running the team behind the scenes for Vought, the company marketing and bank-rolling the best known superheroes. As Shue put it at Comic-Con, “she’s drunk with power.” But is unclear if that power — or something else — drives what actor Anthony Starr called “Oedipal issues” between Stillwell and his character, Homelander. The seeming Superman lives the most veiled existence, setting the tone for the rest of the Seven’s hang-ups and insecurities — the very things The Boys hope to exploit for Butcher’s revenge and the strings Stillwell pulls on to maintain control of her super-employees.“It was a great counter-narrative to the DC/Marvel stuff,” Urban said of the conflict during the panel.“Which you’re in!” Rogen interjected. “You can have it all!”But it seems unlikely The Seven and The Boys can have it all, with one side or the other ceding some territory as Butcher s private war becomes an open conflict in The Boys s first season.The Boys streams on Amazon Prime Video on July 26.
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(Photo by ©DreamWorks SKG/Courtesy Everett Collection)Some dragons are big and scary and could definitely kill you with a single exhale — and others, like How to Train Your Dragon s Toothless, are big old sweethearts who just so happen to breathe fire.Toothless (and his human BFF Hiccup) are back for more adventures in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, as they set out on a new journey to protect their dragon utopia of Berk and head to a world they previously though only existed in myths and legends.In honor of Toothless new adventure, Rotten Tomatoes has rounded up pop culture’s most famous — and infamous — dragons. Which is your favorite?
My first day on 90210 Luke brought me under his wings made me feel welcome. His first words to me were “so how are the bitches treating you ?” It made me laugh I felt like I had an ally in my corner. You set a tone and made sure I could thrive. It was my first real gig and.. emma caulfield ford (@emmacaulfield) March 4, 20192/2 and your kindness was rarely matched. God bless you Luke. You’re with the rest of the angels. #RIPLukePerry you will be missed. emma caulfield ford (@emmacaulfield) March 4, 2019The first time I met Luke Perry we talked about what kind of movie we wanted “Buffy” to be. I asked if he’d ever seen “Near Dark” and he gave me a look of HOW DARE YOU SIR and I knew we’d get along. Funny, committed, and always gracious. He shouldn’t be gone. Joss Whedon (@joss) March 4, 2019Luke Perry Irreplaceable beautiful and kind human being, incredible friend, generous actor and adoring father to Jack and Sophie and loving partner to Madison we are all heartbroken. You are the love and you are the light. pic.twitter.com/X3ycTvmXsb Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) March 4, 2019Luke Perry was a kindhearted and incredibly talented artist. It was an honor to be able to work with him. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his loved ones. Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) March 4, 2019
Professor Frink says: A recommendation for the kiddies: Lego Masters. Delightful. I watch it with my son. I enjoy the colors and shapes and the cajoink, cajink, cachiving of little pieces fitting together. About the Series: Hosted by Will Arnett, the show pits Lego enthusiasts against each other in a competition that starts with a single Lego brick and infinite possibilities and concludes with mind-blowing builds that will surely both inspire legions of loyal Lego followers and capture the imagination of new fans.Stream now on Hulu.World Athletics YouTube ChannelJim Brockmire says: [I m] just bereft without sports, so I want to recommend, on YouTube, got the World Athletics mix. On the World Athletics channel, you get the beautiful Olympic track and field events called by great BBC announcers. I couldn t have done it better myself. Beats what I m doing: just wandering around the house, deciding what I would and wouldn t use as toilet paper. About: Official account of World Athletics, formerly the IAAF. Home of all things running, jumping, throwing and walking.Stream past events now on YouTube. Looking for more great shows and movies to binge? Head to Rotten Tomatoes Binge Central.Thumbnail images: Andrew Toth/Getty Images; Jan Thijs/Amazon Prime Video; United Artists/courtesy Everett Collection; Netflix; Drew Herrmann/FOX; World Athletics/YouTube
The seemingly abrupt cancellation of Krypton left fans of the odd-but-scrappy series blindsided. Then again, fans of comics often know the sting of cancellation.Because of the much smaller lead time involved in comic book publishing, a well-known series can end quickly with a surprise announcement on social media (see: the end of The Walking Dead). And, every so often, they end in mid-story. In the late 1970s, when market forces turned against DC Comics’ expanding lineup, the company released two issues of Canceled Comics Cavalcade — a collection of completed stories from the many comic books it cancelled in 1978.Looking at the last year, there are certainly enough now-cancelled television shows based on comic books to form a “Cancelled TV Cavalcade” all their own. A few shows, like Arrow and Legion, were (or are) able to end on the creators own terms. Others managed to complete their stories despite the presumption of another season. But still others might not have been so lucky.Below, we examine the cancelled comic book shows of 2018 and 2019 to find out which fit best in a present-day version of Cancelled Comics Cavalcade.Krypton(Photo by Steffan Hill/SYFY)Where It Left Off: Brainiac (Blake Ritson) kidnapped baby Jor-El and took him to Earth. Nyssa-Vex (Wallis Day) found herself on a strange planet bracing for a Thanagarian Invasion and, possibly, an Omega Men intervention.Cancelled Too Soon? Absolutely. In the season 1 finale, Superman ceased to exist and the show made no effort to restore him. Instead, it found its own story to tell with Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) making his way back to Krypton while his grandfather Val-El (Ian McElhinney) led a resistance against Dru-Zod (Colin Samon). Across the 20 episodes of the series, Cuffe, Salmon, and actors like Georgia Campbell and Rasmus Hardiker breathed life into the characters, making them more than just weird footnotes in Superman’s backstory. The show also pulled off the most interesting, accurate, and terrifying version of Doomsday yet realized on screen.Thanks to showrunner Cameron Welsh, we know the third season would’ve seen Brainiac raising Jor-El on modern-day Earth — a twist on the Superman: Red Son story we are shattered we’ll never get to see. Maybe it can be resolved on Lobo — the Krypton spinoff that may still make it to air, as it s still being shopped around to networks — or a revived Krypton series itself. Stranger things have happened.Marvel s Jessica Jones(Photo by David Giesbrecht/Netflix)Where It Left Off: Despite putting Trish (Rachael Taylor) on The Raft — Marvel’s high security prison for super-powered people — and planning an escape from New York, Jessica (Krysten Ritter) decides to embrace her heroic self and defend her city.Cancelled Too Soon? Oddly enough, no. The shape of Jessica Jones as a series was always defined by Jessica and Trish. Both aspired to be heroes and both suffered for it across the three seasons. That Trish’s fondest wish would curdle and set her against Jessica makes sense. At the same time, Jessica’s decision to turn Trish in to the authorities — and make Trish’s slide into vigilantism public — felt like the appropriate climax for this version of the series. And Jessica s decision to go back to her office at the end has a sense of thematic finality to it. No matter what adversary she might have faced in a fourth season, Jessica’s doubts are behind her.While the series might have found a way to continue has Netflix wanted another year, this feels like the ending showrunner Melissa Rosenberg always aiming toward.Swamp Thing(Photo by Brownie Harris/2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)Where It Left Off: Swamp Thing (Derek Mears) learned he was a plant who thinks he is a man, but decides to remain in physical form to both stay with Abby (Crystal Reed) and protect the swamp. Meanwhile, at the Marais PD, Jason Woodrue (Kevin Durand) completed his transformation into the Floronic Man.Cancelled Too Soon? Most definitely. DC Universe’s Swamp Thing proved a high-quality series can be built around the character and other members of DC Comics’ horror gallery. The writing often felt like reading a DC Vertigo book from the 1990s and the performances never faltered — at least until the truncated ending, where slow burns for Daniel Cassidy (Ian Ziering) and Maria Sutherland (Virginia Madsen) suddenly went into overdrive to feel more conclusive. Swamp Thing also proved a high-quality series based on the character is out of the financial reach of most streaming services. Maybe if another platform wanted Swamp Thing — and a few other characters like Madame Xanadu and the Phantom Stranger — as their only prestige DC show, the budget might actually work out.The Tick(Photo by Amazon Prime Video)Where It Left Off: AEGIS director Tyrannosaurus Rathbone (Marc Kudisch) is compromised by the squid hiding in his heart, not that The Tick (Peter Serafinowicz) or Arthur (Griffin Newman) noticed anything different about him. They were too busy heading off on patrol. Meanwhile, in space, Superian (Brendan Hines) plans to turn back the flow of time.Cancelled Too Soon? Yes and no. Though it is clear creator Ben Edlund wanted to keep going, the final episode of season 2 works as a fine coda to the ideas established early in the first season. The Tick and Arthur end up as recognized heroes and Arthur’s family shed all their various secrets. Even Overkill (Scott Speiser) has found some acceptance. If not for the two cliffhangers regarding Rathbone and Superian, this would feel like a natural end of the story.But then again, it is The Tick and we can never get enough of it — especially in this incarnation. And as Newman told us back in March, the show was nearing a place where it could introduce some of the classic characters from the cartoon and 2001 live-action series. The Tick always finds a way back to TV, though, so we imagine a new iteration will be here before too long.Marvel s Luke Cage(Photo by Netflix)Where It Left Off: After both protecting and facing off against Mariah Stokes (Alfre Woodard), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) found himself in control of her family’s nightclub, Harlem’s Paradise, and her criminal enterprise. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.Cancelled Too Soon? Yes. Perhaps more than any other Marvel shows on Netflix, that hypothetical next season of Luke Cage had a clear direction in front of it: Could Luke turn Mariah’s poisoned chalice into a boon for the neighborhood? Or would the power consume him as it did Mariah, her cousin Cornell (Mahershala Ali), and the rest of her family before her? Those questions are so powerful that they echoed over into Jessica Jones’s finale thanks to Luke’s brief cameo. It set up a showdown between the two characters we will never see.But beyond the crossover potential, we just wanted to see Luke in charge and seeing what self-imposed rules he would bend to be Harlem’s undisputed defender.Gotham(Photo by Justin Stephens/Fox)Where It Left Off: After ten years of relative calm, the criminal insane of Gotham City returned to raise havoc. But this time, things will be different as Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) has a new ally in the war on crime: the Bat-Man (David Mazouz).Cancelled Too Soon? Gotham ended at just the right moment, which seemed to be the point of the final storyline. It was clear Jim’s leading role was coming to an end. It had to, as there were few ways left to compromise his integrity and still make him worthy of the Bat-Man’s friendship at the end. Also, most of the villains, like Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) and Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), were fully formed by the end of season 4 — meaning it was time to end that story and begin a legend of the Dark Knight.Preacher(Photo by Alfonso Bresciani/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)Where It Left Off: There are still a few episodes to go.Cancelled Too Soon? This is the Goldilocks show — the creative team paced it out just right. The original Preacher comic book spanned 66 issues, five special releases, and a miniseries focused on the Saint of Killers. It was never really built to run that long. At the same time, it is something of a miracle that AMC gave the show four years to raise Hell and make Hitler an ongoing character. But a story flirting with the profane like Preacher can only last so long.Marvel s Daredevil(Photo by David Lee/Netflix)Where It Left Off: With Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) defeated and Matt Murdoch’s (Charlie Cox) soul intact, the Daredevil of Hell’s Kitchen found himself ready to reclaim his public identity and form a new law firm with Foggy Nelson (Elden Hensen) and Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll). Meanwhile, a broken Dex (Wilson Bethel) sees nothing but bull’s eyes.Cancelled Too Soon? Despite the clearer creative direction of season 3 and the Bullseye stinger, Daredevil found thematic completion in its final moments by reuniting Nelson, Murdoch, and Page. Their friendship — and the way Matt tested it as Daredevil — was as much the story as Matt’s struggle against Fisk or The Hand. Sure, Foggy and Karen were always willing to help Matt, but his journey to be worthy of their friendship was something he had to finish in the most ridiculous and brutal fashion. The fact all three characters came out of the brutality of season 3 in tact makes it difficult to imagine how the series would go back to that blood-soaked well for a fourth. Like Jessica Jones, there could be a way, but we don’t think it would be as satisfying a story as the one presented in Daredevil’s final Netflix appearance.Deadly Class (Photo by Allen Fraser/Syfy)Where It Left Off: Marcus (Benjamin Wadworth) managed to recover Chico s severed head, but he and Maria (María Gabriela de Faria) immediately find Chico s father waiting for them with guns drawn. Meanwhile, Gao (Olivia Cheng) took Lin s (Benedict Wong) daughter for an initiation.Cancelled Too Soon? Yes. The show was only getting started. That said, while Deadly Class may not have been as satisfying as Krypton or Happy!, it nonetheless had a solid cast, and interesting setting, and a world in which Wong could get a fight scene all his own. Also, that cliffhanger is just a rough place to leave things. But let s just pretend Saya (Lana Condor) bailed Marcus and Maria out of their current predicament.Marvel s The Punisher(Photo by Nicole Rivelli /Netflix)Where It Left Off: Frank (Jon Bernthal) left a trail of bloody corpses ranging from Billy Russo (Ben Barnes) to the leaders of a religious movement. He also saved Amy s (Giorgia Whigham) soul. Madani (Amber Rose Rivah), meanwhile, transferred to the CIA and offered Frank a job, but The Punisher always goes his own way.Cancelled Too Soon? In its Netflix form, no. One of the things that makes Frank so appealing also makes him wrong for a ongoing television series: He cannot change. As both seasons of The Punisher demonstrated, he is a killing machine who will only be at peace while plotting murders or executing people he perceives as the bad guy. There s no journey for Frank — especially now that all of the people connected to his family s execution are dead. The narrative weight falls on characters like Madani and Amy. But with Amy off in Florida and Madani an employee of The Company, their character arcs are at an end. Like Jessica Jones and Daredevil, the series completed its thematic throughlines. It also used every bit of plot it could wring from Frank s time on Daredevil. All a subsequent season could do is pit him against the Gnucci crime family — or Annabella Sciorra s Rosalie Carbone — but it would be little else than violent scenes. Sure, there s a catharsis there, but that s only good for a handful of episodes before it becomes repetitive.Because of his inflexibility, Frank is better suited as a support character who is not required to grow and change.Happy!(Photo by Syfy)Where It Left Off: God (Jeff Goldblum) told Happy (Patton Oswalt) to look out for the half-zombie of Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni). Six months later, Sax reappeared to get his revenge on Smoothie (Patrick Fischler), but it is unclear if death suits either of them. Meanwhile, Hailey (Bryce Lorenzo) is off becoming an assassin with Meredith (Lili Mirojnick) while Amanda (Medina Senghore) stews in the slammer.Cancelled Too Soon? Yes and no. On the one hand, we re pretty disappointed we ll never see Happy and Nick s Halloween reunion. On the other hand, something as wild as Happy! must burn brightly and fade quickly to maintain its unique character. Sure, there would be ways for the show to continue — there are more holidays to satirize — but the best destiny of Grant Morrison and Crank co-director Brian Taylor’s strange and wonderful TV show was always that of an all-too brief firework. If it had continued, we can t imagine the show keeping its spark past Halloween.Marvel s Iron Fist(Photo by Linda Kallerus/Netflix)Where It Left Off: Danny Rand (Finn Jones) and Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) both have powers of the immortal Iron Fist in their weapons. Somehow, Ward Meachum (Tom Pelphrey) is still alive.Cancelled Too Soon? Ha, no. Despite a stronger second season, Iron Fist never fixed its key conceptual problem: Danny Rand — at least in his TV form — is a supporting character. Consider his much stronger guest appearance in the second season of Luke Cage, or the way Colleen and Misty Knight (Simone Missick) steal the series from him, and you see just how misguided this endeavor really was. That’s said, we’d happily watch all of these characters in a Heroes for Hire series played by these actors.Featured image credit: Steffan Hill/SYFY; Netflix; Myles Aronowitz/NetflixLike this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
It was another fight for the top spot at the box office between the Demon Slayer and the Mortal Kombatants – though this weekend s earnings suggest repeat business is not in the cards for theatrical viewings just yet. Even though the options have been limited, the big titles still continue to deal with challenges of reduced capacity and the alternative to view them at home at the time of premiere or after a few weeks. Godzilla vs. Kong, Tenet, and The Croods: A New Age are still the only films to gross more than million since the pandemic began; though, on the bright side, the million club is starting to get more crowded and it looks like last week’s releases may be headed for membership there.King of the Crop: Demon Slayer Finishes on Top of Mortal Kombat, as Both Aim To Crack Million(Photo by © Aniplex / Courtesy Everett Collection)Funimation’s hit anime Demon Slayer, which topped the box office this weekend after coming in second last weekend, had actually been slowly gaining on Mortal Kombat’s total earnings throughout the week. Mortal Kombat led .32 million to .14 million after last Sunday; by Thursday, the race closed to .85 million–.70 million. While Demon may still trail overall, congratulations is in order to it pulling out the victory this weekend by an estimated margin of .4 million–.2 million; however, you may note that is a significant drop-off from last weekend for both genre films, and with no real competition to draw people away. Up until now, the biggest drop-off for a wide release during the pandemic was the 67.1 percent fall of Wonder Woman 1984 from Christmas weekend to New Year s weekend. With a respective .4 million and .2 million each, Demon Slayer and Mortal Kombat fell 70 percent and 73 percent.That brings their estimated totals to million for Mortal Kombat and .2 million for Demon Slayer on their 10th days of release, which is higher than Wonder Woman 1984 (.43 million), Tom Jerry (.84 million), and Raya and the Last Dragon (.04 million). All of those films are now part of the million– to million–gross club at the moment — and each of them also had or have same-day streaming options. That is something Demon Slayer does not offer as of yet. Those three films also grossed between .42 million and .5 million in their second weekends.The drops could stabilize next week, but looking back to normal times, both Super Troopers 2 and the 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street remake were the only April wide releases to drop over 70 percent in their second weekends. From their 11th days on, Elm Street grossed just an additional .6 million and Troopers Deux made only .4 million more. That was with theaters open in full and no pandemic. But it was also with more competition. So million is not out of the running for Mortal Kombat and Demon Slayer, but the numbers are suggesting they will more likely be joining the second tier. Then again, given the circumstances, they are still amongst the highest-grossing films during this difficult period in history.The 0 Million Watch: Godzilla vs. Kong Inches Towards Headline-Grabbing Milestone Watch: Patty Jenkins on the making of Wonder Woman above.In 2019, Rotten Tomatoes turns 21, and to mark the occasion, we’re celebrating the 21 Most Memorable Moments from the movies over the last 21 years. In this special video series, we speak to the actors and filmmakers who made those moments happen, revealing behind-the-scenes details of how they came to be and diving deep into why they’ve stuck with us for so long. Once we’ve announced all 21, it will be up to you, the fans, to vote for which is the most memorable moment of all. In this episode of our ‘21 Most Memorable Moments’ series, director Patty Jenkins takes us behind the scenes of the No Man s Land sequence from 2017 s Wonder Woman.VOTE FOR THIS MOMENT IN OUR 21 MOST MEMORABLE MOVIE MOMENTS POLLTHE MOVIE: Wonder Woman (2017) 93%Wonder Woman arrived in theaters with so much weight on its shoulders that it was going to take a superhero-level effort for it to really soar. The film was the first major female-led superhero movie since 2005 s Elektra, which hadn t landed too well with critics and audiences. The new Warner Bros. film was also one of the rare big-budget superhero films with a female director – one whose background was mostly in indies (albeit one, Monster, that earned over four times its production budget at the box office and its lead actress an Oscar).The DC Extended Universe was doing big numbers at the box office, but Warner Bros. had yet to have a critical win with its answer to the MCU (the first three films of the DCEU had all been Rotten on the Tomatometer). And it was coming out during a summer when superhero fatigue was a buzzword. And yet. Director Patty Jenkins, star Gal Gadot, and the rest of the Wonder Woman team pulled it off – and then some. The movie was huge, becoming the third biggest movie of 2017 and the biggest earner so far in the DCEU at the domestic box office. On top of that, it was Certified Fresh at 93% on the Tomatometer and would be the best-reviewed comic-book movie of the year (a year that included Logan). Then there was the way it infiltrated the popular culture, a phenomenon captured in photos of young children wielding their shields and lassos and finding, in Diana from Themyscira, someone they believed in and wanted to be. Jenkins tells Rotten Tomatoes she felt the pressure to deliver – for herself as much as anyone.(Photo by Clay Enos/©Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection)“The fan who s like, ‘They better do a good job at that movie’ – I was that fan as much as anyone.”“I felt a huge amount of pressure [making Wonder Woman]. For the 10 years that I was talking about it, I knew that it would be a huge amount of pressure, but… I cared as much as anybody. Like, literally, the fan who s like, ‘They better do a good job at that movie’ – I was that fan as much as anyone! There was nothing I could do about it but try. In a weird way you feel the pressure and you almost don t think about it because I m now moving on to being that same audience member saying, ‘This better be as great as it could be’ every day to myself. I ve never done anything with a light attitude and therefore any additional pressure is just like, ‘What are you gonna do?’ It doesn t help and it doesn t hurt and it doesn t really change anything. So you just don t think about it too much.”THE MOMENT: No Man s Land If there was one defining moment of Wonder Woman it was the scene in which Diana, having found her way to the front lines during WWI, steps up out of the trench and into No Man s Land. It was her first big Wonder Woman reveal – that slow-motion shot of her shedding her hood and climbing the ladder still gives us chills – and a perfect distillation of Jenkins and the other filmmakers vision for a Diana, one that spoke to a 21st-century audience as she entered one of the most harrowing scenes of the 20th. The naïvety was gone and a hero was born. [It was like] Superman pulling his shirt open the first time and revealing the S . “I think that the biggest reason I was obsessed with [the scene] was really from a character place. From Diana s point of view, it is: What is the birth of a superhero? Just like Superman pulling his shirt open the first time and revealing the S, these are definitive, incredible moments, and so I knew that Wonder Woman needed an incredible moment and because we were doing her origin story, it really needed to be the moment that she made the decision to go from being a younger person who was hopeful and idealistic to one who decides to be a hero despite knowing more. And so in this story, that was what I cared about. (Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures) What it is to be a hero does not become clear to her until No Man s Land. “For me, what was important was that Diana wants to be a hero from day one, but what it is to be a hero does not become clear to her until No Man s Land. Not until No Man s Land does it become: No, it s messy, the world is crazy, it s confusing, it s conflicted, and doing the right thing is incredibly hard and no one will come with you. And her saying, That s what I m going to do, and stepping up over the edge is despite the fact that you can t or you shouldn t and no one will support you. That was such a powerful way for her to step into being like Wonder Woman. The shooting of it was brutal. “On our original plans, there were definitely arguments about [whether we were] really going to put Diana in a Wonder Woman costume out in the freezing cold in the winter [to shoot the No Man’s Land scene], and it s not safe, and we shouldn t do it and whatever. We had to do it — it s the only way to do it. You have to build No Man s Land. It had to be real. It was unfortunate that it also happened in the winter, but it needed to happen in the winter or it might not have looked right. The shooting of it was brutal, and it never looked or felt in the moment like what, of course, it ends up being, because it s just an awful moment [on set] with loud noises and someone standing in the wind and cold. And so in great part it was an act of faith, as I m doing every day here [shooting Wonder Woman 1984]. “I kept using the old Columbia Pictures beginning as a reference. “I kept using the old Columbia Pictures beginning – that opening title card of the woman standing with the clouds behind her – as a reference when I was making Wonder Woman. I wanted it to have this classic grandeur, and so when she came up over No Man s Land, I actually added a touch of that and that painterly grain quality in the clouds and we tinted the smoke – the smoke bombs that were going off and the explosions – so that they would have a kind of beautiful color. (Photo by Courtesy Everett Collection) I literally got them to bring all the musicians back into the studio. “We had finished the whole movie and we had scored it, and I got on the phone with everybody at the studio and all of the producers and said, ‘I need you to give me one more crack at No Man s Land please. And I literally got them to bring all the musicians back into the studio – which is a very expensive and laborious thing to do – and I had our great composer, Rupert Gregson-Williams, write an entirely new piece for it based on a sort of hunch that I had that there was one step further [we could go]. And he actually ended up composing a whole new piece of music that we scored after we had locked everything, which is the score that went in right at the last minute. Everything in my gut told me that song was the right song, but then it was over, it was done, it was out of my hands and the movie was complete – so I really never got a chance to see [the No Man’s Land scene] and know it with an audience until very close to the premiere, when finally it was like, ‘Oh, that s it. That is the scene. That s as far as we got it. We can t do better. We tried everything that we could to do better and there it is.’ And it was pretty incredible, honestly, the night of the premiere when people reacted the way that we did.”THE IMPACT: A Hero Is Born The countdown to Wonder Woman 1984, scheduled for release June 5, 2020, feels different to the time, four or so years ago, when we were anticipating the first film. Back then there was excitement, but there was also weight and there was pressure; today there is only breathless antic
Time is rumored to be up for the first female Doctor in Doctor Who, Prodigal Son casts Catherine Zeta-Jones, while Clancy Brown takes the baddie role in Showtime s Dexter revival. Plus, Catherine Hardwicke film Lords of Dogtown will become a series, new trailers, and more of the week s top TV and streaming news.TOP STORYDoctor Who: The BBC Won t Confirm or Deny the Rumor About Jodie Whittaker Quitting (Photo by Casey Crafford/BBC America/BBC Studios)Could this be the end for the first female Doctor? According to a report in the British newspaper The Mirror, Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker is quitting the classic series at the end of the next season, season 13, which is set to premiere later this year. Showrunner Chris Chibnall, according to The Mirror, will stay with the series, which is also losing co-stars Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole, who play Graham and Ryan, respectively, in previously announced departures.Whittaker is the 13th Doctor, and if she does leave the series at the end of the next season, she would follow David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who stars who left the series after three seasons each. Mirror sources say Whittaker wants to leave the show to be available to take on other roles.The BBC responded to the rumor without confirming or denying it, telling Digital Spy, “We won t be commenting on any speculation around Jodie s future on the show.”Catherine Zeta-Jones Joins Prodigal Son for Season 2(Photo by John Russo courtesy of Fox)Oscar and Tony Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones has joined the cast of Fox’s Prodigal Son for season 2, playing Dr. Vivian Capshaw, the resident MD at Claremont Psychiatrics.Capshaw will immediately butt heads with Michael Sheen’s serial killer, Dr. Martin Whitley, who is assigned to clean bedpans and mop floors in the infirmary. Capshaw takes great pleasure in seeing “The Surgeon” perform janitorial tasks, until he begins to help with medical cases and the two bond. But that’s only going to spell trouble.Zeta-Jones joins the series in the second half of the season. Prodigal Son, the No. 1 new series of last season, begins its sophomore run on Jan. 12.NEW TRAILERS: WandaVision: Wanda and Vision Tie the Knot in the Wanda/Scarlet Witch Origins SeriesHere’s the latest peek at WandaVision, the MCU series starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Vision. In this clip, we see Wanda and Vision get married, in their own efficient way. The series follows the characters after the events of 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. Premieres Jan. 15 (Disney+)More trailers and teasers released this week:• Solar Opposites, season 2, finds the fam all set to leave Earth behind. Very briefly. Premieres March 26 (Hulu)• In Search Party, season 4, the search is on for an MIA Dory (Alia Shawkat). Premieres Jan. 14 (HBO Max)• Blown Away, season 2, gives viewers another look at the competition among the world’s most creative and talented glassblowers. Premieres Jan. 22 (Netflix)• The trailer for Power Book III: Raising Kanan is a brief preview of the second Power spin-off, this one a prequel about Kanan, the character played by series EP 50 Cent. Premieres summer 2021 (Starz)• Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina: Didn’t We Almost Have It All is a two-hour documentary about the late pop superstar and her daughter, who both died tragically after battles with drugs and alcohol. Premieres Feb. 6 (Lifetime)• Tiger is HBO’s two-part series about the spectacular rise and fall of Tiger Woods, and his eventual comeback. Premieres Jan. 10 and 17 (HBO)• 50 Cent released “Part of the Game,” his new music video for the song that will also serve as the theme song for Power Book III: Raising Kanan.For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.CASTING: Dexter Reboot Gets Its Villain: Clancy Brown (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)Showtime’s Dexter reboot has just cast its villain (meaning the foe for Michael C. Hall’s titular serial killer): Clancy Brown. The Billions actor will play long-haul trucker–turned–truck and truck-stop owner Kurt Caldwell, who’s a favorite resident of a small town called Iron Lake – perhaps the Oregon town where Dexter settled in the disappointing 2013 Dexter series finale, after faked his death and fled Miami? Caldwell is a real man of the people in Iron Lake, as long as you’re his friend. But if you cross him, he can be just as powerful an enemy. Enter Dexter Morgan. (TVLine)The Office alum Amy Ryan has joined the Hulu comedy Only Murders in the Building, a series that follows three true crime fans – played by series creator Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez – who become embroiled in a crime mystery. Ryan will play a musician who lives in the titular building. (Deadline)Tony winner and former All My Children soap star Tonya Pinkins has replaced Niecy Nash in the ABC limited series Women of the Movement, about Mamie Till-Mobley, the woman who spent her life seeking justice for her murdered son, Emmett Till. Deadline reports Nash left the project, which begins filming next week for premiere later this year, for “personal reasons.”Rhys Darby will star in Our Flag Means Death, the HBO Max period comedy about a wealthy farmer (Darby) who suffers a mid-life crisis and becomes the captain of a priate ship in the 18th century. The series reunites Darby with Taika Waititi, who is an EP and director on OFMD and worked with Darby on Flight of the Conchords. Writer David Jenkins created Our Flag Means Death. (Deadline)Lauren Graham has exited Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist because of COVID-related shooting delays on her other series, the Disney+ TV adaptation of The Mighty Ducks. Graham played Joan, Zoey’s (Jane Levy) boss on the NBC series.PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT: Lords of Dogtown TV Series Coming to IMDb(Photo by © TriStar/courtesy Everett Collection)Lords of Dogtown director Catherine Hardwicke is adapting her 2005 movie for a TV series for IMDb (the free, ad-supported streaming service owned by Amazon). The series, written by 13 Reasons Why and Queen Sugar writer Kat Candler, will be a one-hour drama about the skateboarding scene in 1970s Southern California, centering around a teen growing up in foster care who makes friends with a group of skateboarders who idolize the famous Zephyr skateboarding team featured in the documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys. The Shield creator Shawn Ryan will be an executive producer on the project.A “well-placed industry insider” tells the New York Post’s Page Six that HBO Max is considering a limited series reboot of Sex and the City. Sarah Jessica Parker has said she would be interested in finding out where all the characters are in their lives now, especially in the wake of #MeToo and social media, but Kim Cattrall has made it very clear she wants to part of the series, thanks to her ongoing feud with Parker. Is there any point to a return to SATC without Samantha?In case you’re missing any of Quibi’s programming, the short-lived streaming service’s series may find a new home at Roku, The Wall Street Journal reports.The next season of Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm has already begun filming, and will be set in the post-COVID world. Season 11 is scheduled to premiere in the fall. (THR)Also returning despite COVID: Animal Planet’s alternative to the Super Bowl, the Puppy Bowl! Puppy Bowl XVII will air on Feb. 7, several times throughout the day, just as in previous years. The three-hour special will feature 70 puppies from nearly two dozen shelters, and all the doggos are available for adoption. The event boasts a 100 percent adoption rate for the pup participants of Puppy Bowl one through 15.The Mandalorian Is the Most Pirated Series(Photo by © 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd. ™. All Rights Reserved.)TorrentFreak has released a list of the most pirated TV series of 2020, and at the top of the list, in no surprise, is Disney+’s The Mandalorian. The rest of the top 10: The Boys, Westworld, Vikings, Picard, Rick and Morty, The Walking Dead, The Outsider, Arrow, and The Flash.Fun with GroguAnd finally, what if The Mandalorian was a 1990s sitcom? It might look a little something like Grogu Pains …On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.