亚博全网网页登录采用百度引擎8（Baidu 5）All good things must come to an end, and with the season 6B premiere of Vikings hitting our television screens on December 30, the end of History’s beloved series is near.The first 10 episodes of the season served as the perfect setup to its final, killing off a few major characters — we still haven’t quite recovered from Lagertha’s (Katheryn Winnick) unceremonious stabbing — and setting in motion an epic conclusion for Ragnar’s sons, now seven years in the making.But before Vikings sets sail to Valhalla for good, we’ve got several lingering questions we’d like to see answered, especially considering the midseason finale that left our central hero’s fate in the balance.Is Bjorn Dead or Alive After Getting Stabbed by Ivar?(Photo by Jonathan Hession/History)No surprise here: The biggest burning question going into this final stretch of episodes is whether or not Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) actually died by Ivar’s sword, as shown in a surreal and disorienting battle at the tail end of 6A. Is he gravely wounded? Was it all a dream? Or is this actually the last that we’ll see of Ludwig’s formidable warrior?Speaking with Rotten Tomatoes, creator Michael Hirst remained characteristically tight-lipped about what’s to come, but he did tease that dead or alive, Bjorn will continue to be a presence this season. Just as Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) continues to be a name on everyone’s lips, his first son also casts a long shadow in life and in death.“These are presences in the show right to the end, powerful presences, part of the pantheon and sort of mythic figures in the Vikings world,” Hirst said. “So they’re still alive in many different ways.”And for what it’s worth, Ludwig, without giving away his character’s fate, told us that there’s no other way he’d rather the show end — what Hirst has crafted is exactly what it should be.“I’m really objective, and I hate watching myself because I’m always really hard on myself, but I will say that I do love this show as a fan, I really do, and as somebody who’s incredibly critical of everything I do, I believe that this show is ending exactly how it should,” Ludwig said. “The fans are going to be really happy with the ending.”Scanning the latest trailers for the final season, Ludwig’s Bjorn is shown to be bedridden and surrounded by loved ones and viking leaders, which likely dispels any online theories that the battle sequence that ended in Ivar stabbing his brother was all a surreal dream. So perhaps he’s wounded and will live to fight another day? There are also glimpses of Bjorn riding horseback, and the season’s promotional poster itself features a grizzled, sword-wielding Bjorn, all indicating that we haven’t seen the last of him in battle yet. (Thank the gods!) Anything less would leave us feeling a bit cheated, considering the pedigree of loss and hardship Bjorn has weathered along the way, most recently the death of Lagertha, his unborn child, and Hali, his son by Torvi, and the loss of the elected crown.What Is Ivar’s Endgame With Oleg, Igor, and Hvitserk?(Photo by Bernard Walsh/History)We all know at this point just how masterful a strategist Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen) truly is. And now that it appears the Rus army wrapped season 6A with a clear upper hand over Bjorn and King Harald (Peter Franzén), one must wonder what will come of his alliance with the young King Igor (Oran Glynn O Donovan), the rightful heir to Kievian Rus, and his manipulative, calculating uncle, Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky). Of course, Ivar has had his eyes on the throne for years and is currently promised to inherit the crown as Norway’s King. But what if Oleg betrays that promise? Audiences have been privy to the mounting gameplay Ivar’s been aligning against Oleg should a coup be deemed necessary, so we’re eager to see how their relationship develops in these last 10 episodes. Where Oleg’s wife, Katia (Alicia Agneson) — whom Ivar believes is his dead wife resurrected — fits into that scheme also remains to be seen. But for now, as indicated in the finale earlier this year, the mood is joyous, celebratory, and drunk.As for Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø), he and Ivar have always had a, let’s say, contentious relationship. The fact that they’re back in arms together after Hvitserk accidentally killed Lagertha, was spared execution, and under Bjorn’s orders was banished from Kattegat — and, let’s not forget, after Ivar killed Thora (Eve Connolly) at the end of season 5 — definitely reeks of trouble. Too much baggage, resentments, and habits of fratricide sit between them and a happy, brotherly ending. How it all plays out, though — will Hvitserk make good on his supposed fate to kill Ivar? — is at this point anyone’s guess.King Harald Is Assumed Dead on the Battlefield — What Will Become of Norway?(Photo by Jonathan Hession/History)If there was ever a moment to prove that he deserved to be crowned King of Norway, the battle with the Rus at the end of 6A was it. Unfortunately, King Harald wasn’t quite up to snuff. (Are we all that surprised?) When news arrives of the approaching Rus army, Harald is unable to bring Norway’s kingdoms together for battle and is ultimately left shorthanded and unprepared. Throw into the mix the fact that he raped Bjorn’s wife, Ingrid, before that battle, we can’t say we were all that sad to see him bleeding out on the field. But never speak too soon: We never got any confirmation that he died after Erik the Red (Eric Johnson) left him for such and took his crown, so his future on the series is still unclear. And speaking of Erik, we can’t help but wonder what he’s going to do with the crown, leaving Harald for dead and with the knowledge that Bjorn is gravely injured, it appears as if Norway may need to find a new head to rest its power upon.Will Torvi and Ubbe Finally Make it to the Golden Land?(Photo by Jonathan Hession/History)We also expect these final episodes to conclude the years-long setup of how the vikings will make their way from Iceland to the so-called Golden Land — widely anticipated to be North America. On that quest by way of Iceland is Torvi (Georgia Hirst) and Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith), and at the end of season 6A, they had invited the help of Othere (Ray Stevenson), a mysterious wanderer who’s claimed to have charted the western seas and in his travels came up this “golden land.” Soon after his appearance in Iceland, it’s learned that he is actually a converted Anglo-Saxon monk named Athelstan, and he is hoarding a violent past. After killing a viking and taking his name, he left the missionary life behind and is now infiltrating the voyage efforts of Torvi and Ubbe. As it stands, his intention is unclear, and given his history, we’re not immediately on board to trust him. But if he can lead our heroes to the Golden Land, then perhaps it’s worth it to keep him around. Plus, if anyone has the answers behind Floki’s true fate, it may well be Othere.Another note of interest: Let’s loop back to Erik the Red. In real-world vikings history, Leif Erikson was the first viking to set foot on North America and went on to settle Newfoundland. Erik the Red, as it so happens, is Leif Erikson’s father. So were Hirst to stick closely to the factual history of the matter (which, of course, is not always the case in Vikings), we may also see Erik somehow involving himself in the Iceland camp’s voyage west.What Characters From Vikings’ Past Will Return Before the Finale?(Photo by Jonathan Hession/History)Speaking of Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård), wouldn’t it be nice to get some definitive closure on our favorite ship builder before Vikings comes to an end? It also gets us thinking about who else may show up between now and the series finale. The first half of season 6 has largely zeroed in on Iceland, Scandinavia, and Rus; is a trip back to Wessex and our friend King Alfred (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) in store? Rollo (Clive Standen) is already known for making an unannounced grand return to the series; should we be holding our breath for him? And as Hirst says himself, these characters never really die. Could Ragnar and Lagertha appear in flashbacks or dreams? Is there room for a full-on cast reunion onscreen? We hope so!Whoever comes back for this last round of action, Ludwig assures us that it’s happening: “Some of the fan-favorites may or may not make a return, and I’m really, really looking forward to the response,” he said. “I don’t think there’s a better way that it could’ve ended.”And about that ending, Hirst said that we should prepare to say goodbye to more major players than just Lagertha: “I had to kill off some of the characters I’ve loved the most, and that was never easy,” he said.But he promises that every shocking twist in the remainder of this journey is worth it and all feed the larger story he’s long had in the pipeline.“What I can say is that these episodes are literally full of surprises and unexpected visitations or appearances, and the thing to expect is the unexpected,” he said. “I’m not going to go into detail, but the show is rounded off in many respects, and I hope in a very satisfactory way. That was what I needed to do.”In the end, what if you’re not happy with the result? Well, Hirst rests easy with the knowledge that he is the only one to blame.“You know there are certain shows, and you probably could name them — very good shows that had very poor endings,” he teased. “And I suspect that that was because there were a number of people involved in the decision about how they should end and how they should be written, and people would disagree. But in this case, it was just me, and the only person I could argue with was myself. So I felt that if I was able to conclude these different storylines — there are three different storylines in these 10 episodes — if I could conclude them satisfactorily and with justice, then I was fairly sure that the audience would find the ending satisfying, too, because these are characters I love, these are characters I lived with for seven years. So I didn’t want to cheat anybody, and I worked very hard not to do that.”Vikings’ final episodes premiere December 30, 2020, on Amazon Prime Video.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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This week in TV news includes a new gig for a Game of Thrones vet, HBO loses a driving force, a major TV reboot, and a flurry of new trailers.TOP STORYHBO Honcho Steps Down After 27 YearsThe chief executive of HBO, Richard Plepler abruptly stepped down on Thursday, the New York Times reported. The move comes mere months after AT T acquired the network’s corporate parent Time Warner. Mr. Plepler found he had less autonomy after the merger, according to two people familiar with his thinking, the Times wrote. HBO has won over 160 Emmys while Plepler oversaw the cable network giant that is home to Game of Thrones, Veep, Big Little Lies, The Sopranos, Deadwood, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Succession, and more.From Game of Thrones to Penny Dreadful(Photo by Steven Ferdman/Everett Collection)Margaery Tyrell has a new gig: Natalie Dormer will anchor the cast of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful continuation series, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. The series takes place in 1938 Los Angeles, where Detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) investigates a grisly murder and becomes embroiled in what the network describes as “an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism.”Dormer will play Magda, “a supernatural demon who can take the appearance of anyone she chooses and manifests in a number of guises throughout the story. Charismatic, clever and chameleonic, Magda is a dangerous enemy and an invaluable ally.”Nathan Lane has also joined the cast as Lewis Michener, a veteran LAPD officer who partners with and mentors Vega and is “wise to the ways of the world and ruthless in pursuit of his goals.”Trailer Watch: Arrested Development, The OA, and MoreIf there’s one thing that’s true about Arrested Development, it’s that there’s always money in the banana stand. Another fact: the Bluths will have a party every single time someone in their family is released from prison. The Bluths say as much in the trailer for the second half of the series’ revived fifth season, which hits Netflix on March 15 below. Check out the first trailer above.Other recent TV trailers include The OA season 2 and Idris Elba’s Turn Up Charlie on Netflix. HBO s Barry season 2, and FX s Fosse/Verdon.The Masked Singer Winner UnmaskedAnd the winner is…T-Pain? The famously autotuned singer surprised the Fox reality hit’s judging panel of Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, and guest judge Kenan Thompson when he was revealed as the celebrity in the Monster costume, who wowed the judges with his powerful vocals all season. He beat Gladys Knight and Donny Osmond in the finals to take the crown. Yes, T-Pain beat Gladys Knight in a singing competition.90210 Revival Heads to FoxThe 90s nostalgia is real for Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, and Tori Spelling — a.k.a. six of the original stars of classic teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210. The group is reuniting for a meta six-episode event series on the network that will see the six actors playing “heightened versions of themselves in a brand-new serialized drama — with a healthy dose of irreverence — that is inspired by their real lives and relationships.” According to Fox, the reboot will see the group reunite when one of them suggests it’s time to reboot their series, “but getting it going may make for an even more delicious soap than the reboot itself. What will happen when first loves, old romances, friends, and frenemies come back together, as this iconic cast — whom the whole world (born before 2000 anyway) watched grow up together — attempts to continue from where they left off?”Development News: The Baby-Sitters Club, Gremlins, and More(Photo by Warner Bros.)Netflix is developing an original live-action dramedy based on the bestselling book series The Baby-Sitters Club. The 10-episode contemporary series will follow the friendship and babysitting adventures of five BFFs — Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and Dawn — in Stoneybrook, Connecticut, and is being shepherded by GLOW’s Rachel Shukert and Broad City’s Lucia Aniello.The upcoming Disney+ streaming service is tapping into its massive well of characters for a new series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Book of Enchantment will put the spotlight on famous Disney villains, and is based on author Serena Valentino’s book series that focuses on villainous characters including the Beast, Ursula, and the witch from Snow White.Streaming service WarnerMedia is planning its own series based on properties it owns: an animated Gremlins series. According to Variety, it would be a period piece that follows Mr. Wing, “the Chinese grandfather played in the films by Keye Luke, as a young man as he goes on adventures with the friendly Mogwai Gizmo.”Casting: Superboy, Stargirl, and Superstore(Photo by DC Universe)Superboy is headed to Titans for season 2. The DC Universe streaming series has cast Joshua Orpin as Conner Kent. The Australian actor will play the “angsty teenager of steel,” who was glimpsed only in silhouette form in a bonus scene from the series’ season 1 finale. In other DC Universe news, Amy Smart has signed on to play the mother of the titular character in Stargirl. Now that she’s the mother of a high-schooler, Barbara Whitmore is jumping back into the workforce and trying to be a great mom for her daughter, new husband, and new stepson. Neil Jackson and Hunter Sansone will each play an “undisclosed DC character” in the series.This Is Us star Chrissy Metz is taking a quick trip to Superstore when she guest stars as a Cloud 9 human resources representative who is sent to St. Louis to investigate a flurry of publicly embarrassing tweets. Her episode will air in May. Real-life married couple Adam Brody and Leighton Meester will play on-screen loves in the season finale of Meester’s ABC sitcom Single Parents. Brody will play Maggie s ex, Derek, the musician father of her 7-year-old son Graham.Finally, Netflix announced new cast members joining season 2 of its sprawling sci-fi series Altered Carbon. Joining returning cast members Renee Elise Goldsberry and Chris Conner and the already-announced Anthony Mackie are Luke Cage’s Simone Missick, Dina Shihabi, Torben Liebrecht, and James Saito.
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It’s been six years since the release of the last James Bond movie, Spectre, which received the lowest Tomatometer score of Daniel Craig’s run of the franchise. That means anticipation is very high and very demanding for the 25th installment, No Time to Die. Fortunately, reviews of the 007 sequel, which is also Craig’s last, claim it more than delivers. This Bond has all the action and cosmopolitan flair that fans expect while also offering a lot of unique twists on the character and his mythology. Unfortunately, it does seem to have a villain problem.Here’s what critics are saying about No Time To Die:So, mission accomplished? “Raise a martini — it was worth the wait.” John Nugent, Empire Magazine“Worth the wait… I enjoyed it tremendously as a James Bond fan.” Chris Bumbray, JoBlo“No Time to Die exceeds all expectations.” Travis Hopson, Punch Drunk Critics“No Time to Die is a disappointment but not a soul-killing whiff akin to Spectre.” Scott Mendelson, ForbesIs it one of the better Daniel Craig installments?“Possibly the best film of the Craig era.” Travis Hopson, Punch Drunk Critics“No Time To Die is Daniel Craig’s best incarnation.” Jason Solomons, The Wrap“It’s the third-best Daniel Craig Bond outing.” Deirdre Molumby, entertainment.ie“It might not hit the Skyfall and Casino Royale heights, but it s a marked improvement on Spectre and will give fans plenty to savor.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy(Photo by Nicola Dove/©MGM/©Danjaq)Is there a lot of fan service?“The call-backs to the Bond mythology are fun yet resonate on a deeper level.” Alistair Harkness, Scotsman“There is a lightness that makes this final film in the Daniel Craig arc a true celebration of all things James Bond.” Mike Reyes, Cinema Blend“The film overcompensates to assure fans that James Bond is the real 007. ” Scott Mendelson, ForbesIs it also one of the more original Bond movies?“No Time To Die aptly balances the franchise’s classic construct yet totally remakes what a Bond movie can be for a fitting, touching end to Craig’s tenure.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“While the conventions can occasionally feel confining, there are enough significant deviations to make this entry stand out.” Matt Maytum, Total Film“This film does things that no Bond film has ever done… It is the unfamiliar things it does that make this such an exciting entry.” John Nugent, Empire Magazine“This is arguably the most tender portrait of James Bond we’ve ever seen.” David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter“The 007 franchise-template is still capable of springing a surprise on the fanbase.” Peter Bradshaw, Guardian(Photo by Nicola Dove/©MGM/©Danjaq)How is the action?“The stunts are simply spectacular, with one particular scene involving a motorbike in Italy that will leave you watching through splayed fingers in exhilarating fear.” Dulcie Pearce, The Sun“Craig also gets arguably the standout action sequence of his entire run with an astonishing and brutal one-take stairwell sequence.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“The fight choreography by Patrick Vo is excellent, thorough and exciting. The stunts (coordinated by Lee Morrison and Petr Rychlý) are also thrilling.” Mae Abdulbaki, Screen Rant“Fukunaga’s action seems to partly ape John Wick, with an emphasis on sharp, savage gunfights and intense chase sequences.” John Nugent, Empire MagazineDoes it still feel more grounded and intense than most Bond movies?“No Time To Die looks like it is taking place in the real world, a huge wide open space that we’re all longing for.” Peter Bradshaw, Guardian“The action’s outlandish yet grounded, the gadgets are ridiculous but work beautifully within the framework of a story.” Alistair Harkness, Scotsman“A Bond that is so thrillingly tense, it veers into something close to horror.” Clarisse Loughrey, Independent(Photo by Nicola Dove/©MGM/©Danjaq)How is the plot?“The storyline feels like there were too many cooks, but it still tastes familiar enough to be craved.” Dulcie Pearce, The Sun“Fukunaga and his fellow writers inherited a whole mess of plot baggage from Spectre, and they handle it in the only way they possibly could.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire“No Time to Die [is] a movie with a plot so ridiculous it reaches Roger Moore-era absurdness.” Mike Ryan, Uproxx“It’s so convoluted and protracted you might find yourself zoning out through much of the villainy.” David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterWhat if you haven’t seen the previous movies?“You could probably understand it without fresh knowledge of the other movies. It will be a richer experience if you did know them, yet isn t inaccessible to potential newcomers.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“[As] an explicit sequel to Spectre… it undercuts the franchise’s appeal as escapist entertainment.” Scott Mendelson, Forbes(Photo by Nicola Dove/©MGM/©Danjaq)Does it benefit from Phoebe Waller-Bridge s writing?“This film is all about the girls. Unlike the previous 24 Bond films, the ladies in No Time to Die are more kick-ass than just, well, ass.” Dulcie Pearce, The Sun“Refreshingly, the women on screen — as uncommonly, unsurprisingly gorgeous as they all tend to be — read more like actual human beings than scenery here, and even James treats them accordingly.” Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly“Another worthy note about No Time to Die is the contribution of Fleabag creator/star Phoebe Waller-Bridge to the screenplay.” Dierdre Molumby, entertainment.ie“The movie’s very best joke… classic Fleabag!” Charlotte O Sullivan, London Evening Standard“As much as Fukunaga and company try to diversify the franchise… This movie is solely concerned with white men who feel out of step with the world.” Robert Daniels, The PlaylistHow is Daniel Craig’s final Bond performance?“Craig may well have delivered the most complex and layered Bond performance of them all.” Jason Solomons, The Wrap“He is brilliant in No Time to Die, in a way that outshines everything around him.” Clarisse Loughrey, Independent“I believe this is the best he’s ever done as Bond.” Travis Hopson, Punch Drunk Critics“It s clear that Craig knows and loves this character and that shines through.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“I love Craig’s Bond, but there are times when he’s trying to be a Connery Bond in a clearly Roger Moore Bond movie.” Mike Ryan, Uproxx(Photo by Nicola Dove/©MGM/©Danjaq)How is Rami Malek’s villain?“Rami Malek is a menacing presence as Safin and as with the best of Bond villains, less is more.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“Rami Malek seems to be enjoying playing the villain, and that glee is infectious.” Deirdre Molumby, entertainment.ie“As a villain, he’s no fun, and Malek can’t do much to make him memorable.” David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter“More a grab bag of character motivations than a felt threat. But Malek’s performance is also lacking.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“Malek himself gives almost nothing to the role beyond the accent and the fake scars he wears.” Clarisse Loughrey, Independent“He is too young, too wet, and too unscary to be a classic Bond villain. He looks as if he spends more time on his haircare than his evil plans.” Nicholas Barber, BBC“He’s not the most cogent bad guy ever, but he has ocean eyes.” Charlotte O Sullivan, London Evening Standard“This underwritten and almost incidental role feels entirely left on the cutting room floor.” Scott Mendelson, ForbesHow about Lashanna Lynch as the new 007?“Lynch is pretty kick-ass in the role…she more than holds her own alongside Craig, injecting the early parts of the film with a fun spy-vs-spy energy.” Alistair Harkness, Scotsman“Lynch’s Nomi is a wonderful anomaly. And she has super-duper taste in trousers.” Charlotte O Sullivan, London Evening Standard(Photo by Nicola Dove/©MGM/©Danjaq)Will we want more of any other characters?“Everyone is going to claim to want a Paloma spin-off.” Scott Mendelson, Forbes“The swift exit of [Ana de Armas’ Paloma] once the action moves on from Cuba is a real disappointment. The character begs for a recurring role in future installments.” David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter“Please, please, please, can someone give Q his own spin-off movie?” Charlotte O Sullivan, London Evening StandardWill we feel that record running time (163 minutes)?“No Time to Die is so, so long. But I wish it went a little longer if only to see how else Craig could’ve pushed this dinosaur.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“While the pace never lags and there’s never a moment when you could get bored, it’s just a lot of movie with a ton going on and it’s exhausting.” Travis Hopson, Punch Drunk Critics“The run length alone dilutes the intended emotional resonance of the final scenes.” Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly“You really start to feel the pacing of the longest Bond installment.” Deirdre Molumby, entertainment.ie(Photo by Nicola Dove/©MGM/©Danjaq)So is No Time to Die a proper goodbye to Daniel Craig’s 007?“As Craig’s swan song, No Time to Die is everything one could ask for in a final outing.” Mae Abdulbaki, Screen Rant“It’s a moving valedictory salute to the actor who has left arguably the most indelible mark on the character since Connery.” David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter“No Time to Die is his perfect ending, a moment worth toasting as a wistful rejection of a character that’ll never be the same without him.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“Gives both Bond and audiences the goodbye he deserves.” Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects“What’s most disappointing about the film is how strangely anti-climatic the whole thing feels.” Clarisse Loughrey, Independent“I was hoping No Time to Die would give Daniel Craig a noble swan song, but it’ll have to settle for merely being better than Diamonds Are Forever, A View to A Kill and Die Another Day.” Scott Mendelson, ForbesWill this finale leave us in tears?“It leaves you with emotions few filmgoers will be expecting to find in a big budget action film.” Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects“No Time to Die will be remembered for its emotional impact above all.” Jason Solomons, The Wrap“I never thought I’d wipe away a tear at the end of a James Bond movie, but No Time to Die fulfills its promise.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety“I want to watch James Bond and feel good after…not feel forlorn.” Mike Ryan, Uproxx(Photo by ©MGM/©Danjaq)Will it be a hard act to follow?“Whoever’s next has got one hell of job on their hands.” Jason Solomons, The Wrap“Whoever steps in next has enormous shoes to fill.” Travis Hopson, Punch Drunk CriticsNo Time to Die is in theaters on October 8, 2021.
Adjusted Score: 88155% Critics Consensus: It never lives up to the first part of its title, but Crazy, Stupid, Love's unabashed sweetness -- and its terrifically talented cast -- more than make up for its flaws. Synopsis: Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and... [More] Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone Directed By: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Watch: Director Sam Raimi and stunt coordinator Jeff Habberstad on the making of Spider-Man 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 Sam Raimi and stunt coordinator reveal how a cold night in the fake rain on the backlot helped shift the course for the superhero movies forever.VOTE FOR THIS MOMENT IN OUR 21 MOST MEMORABLE MOVIE MOMENTS POLLThe Movie: Spider-Man (2002) 90%It’s unthinkable today, but making a Spider-Man movie in 2002 was a risk. Hollywood had gone cold on the superhero movie following the diminishing returns of the Batman movies, turning its attention to fantasy epics and series instead. Making a superhero movie with a somewhat scrawny, emotionally vulnerable kid at its center? With large portions playing out like a high-school comedy? Directed by the guy who made The Evil Dead? That was almost unthinkable. But Sony’s risk would pay off, with director Sam Raimi’s take on the Peter Parker character and the comic-book movie changing the next two decades of cinema that would follow. Here Raimi recalls how he had to fight passionately to get the job and execute his vision, while stunt coordinator Jeff Habberstad reveals how he helped bring that vision to life.Sam Raimi on set with Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. (Photo by ©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection)“My agent said, ‘OK, you re on the list. You re number 17.’” Sam Raimi: “I had always been a giant fan of Stan Lee s great comic books, Spider-Man chief among them, and I heard that Sony Pictures was going to make a movie of Spider-Man. So, I told my agent at the time I d really like to get a meeting to be considered for the film, and he told me at the time that Sony Pictures wasn t that interested in me as the director. I said, ‘Well, can they at least put me on the list somewhere down the line?’ And he called me back and said, OK, you re on the list. You re number 17.’ I said, ‘What does that mean?’ He said, ‘It means there s 16 directors they d rather meet with before you.’ And I said, ‘Great.’ So, the months went on and I didn t hear any response, and I called the agent. I said, ‘How s it going?’ And he called me back and said, ‘Well, you re number seven.’ I finally worked my way into an actual meeting with them, and they said, ‘Tell us about the movie you wanna make.’ All I did was I told them about my great love for Stan Lee s comic book, Spider-Man, and what it was to me. And for me, it was a great love story with a real human being at center, Peter Parker. Somebody I could really identify with. Somebody who had to do homework. Someone who the girls weren t crazy about. Somebody who was bullied. And, somebody who came from a broken home. And yet, he had to rise up in his off-hours and become this hero to protect the city, and I thought that was so moving. It seemed like they had never heard that version before, which is everything that Stan Lee did in his comics. And they called me up sometime later and said I had the job.”“It just came to everybody s mind in Hollywood that a superhero should be a strong, tall, leading man… like how the great Christopher Reeves played Superman.”Raimi: “Tobey was my first, and really, my only choice for the role. He s very sensitive as a human being, and he s a great actor, and so he understands the inner pain that Peter Parker feels, but knows to keep it hidden, and not to wear his heart on his sleeve. But at the time, Sony Pictures, headed up by Amy Pascal, didn t see why he was the right choice for the role. I think the humanistic superhero hadn t yet really hit the screens yet… It just came to everybody s mind in Hollywood that a superhero should be strong, tall, leading man, have a lot of power or gravitas he should be like how George Clooney played Batman or how the great Christopher Reeves played Superman. I was successful when I finally was able to communicate to Amy over the course of months of writing, working on the scripts with the writers, and doing pre-production, that we re really making the story of a boy who learns responsibility. And I think when she finally understood the character that Stan Lee had created, she realized that Tobey was the right choice, and finally relented and allowed me to cast him. It s very rare for me to have worked with a studio that actually listened [which Sony did], that actually understands that the director has a vision for a project and listens and knows to support that vision. It was a very new experience for me. Especially when it s contrary to their vision.”Raimi fought to cast Maguire as Spider-Man. (Photo by ©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection)“We need to put more weight in the landing. We need to really show that the web is taking on the stretch.”Raimi: “I had great graphic images all through my childhood years of how Spider-Man lands, what his pose looks like, how he swings from a web. I d seen all these great artists artistic renderings. The job was not really difficult to come up with a vision, because it existed. It was to bring that vision to the big screen. How would we do that? How would we get actors to move in a way through space that only a comic book artist could depict? It really wasn t realistic. It was fantasy. How could we bring that to life and make it real for the audience? It happens on a painstakingly slow frame-by-frame basis. So, that went on from the first day of drawing storyboard number one with my artists, to the last day of approving a CGI final. And it was all about, ‘He doesn t look real here. We need to put more weight in the landing. We need to really show that the web is taking on the stretch. It doesn t feel like it s affected by his swinging.’ It was all about the details of trying to make it seem like it could really happen, and if we could do that, we didn t even have to count on the spectacle being as high of a bar. Simply making it believable for the audience at the time would ve wowed them. That was my thinking, and so that s what we went for.”“He lands in a real comfortable-looking position for him, but for you and me, there s no way we could get into that position.”Jeff Habberstad: We had several different stunt doubles for Spider-Man. We had two primary ones, Mark Wagner and Chris Daniels. Wagner came from Cirque du Soleil and Chris came from a dancing background, and they were both extremely good acrobats and also extremely flexible. And the flexibility, when you see how Spider-Man looks just when he lands in the bottom of the boxing ring or on the side of a building, he stretches and lands in a real comfortable-looking position for him, but for you and me, there s no way we could get into that position. That s kind of what I saw in the comic books – you see him all curled up like a spider in this beautiful pose that you can t achieve. We definitely tried to achieve that as much as we possibly could.”Habberstad worked with two stuntmen to make the movement seem real and graceful. (Photo by ©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection)
(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)There are going to be helluva lot of remakes and reboots this year, beginning with The Upside (the remake of French film The Intouchables that opened back on January 11) and ending with another version of Little Women (scheduled to open on Christmas Day), this time directed by Greta Gerwig. Between those movies we will get to see What Men Want, Pet Sematary, Dumbo, Hellboy, Shaft, Aladdin, Child’s Play, and Disney’s live-action and CGI remake of The Lion King. Often, critics will look at a slate like that and sigh: Where is the originality? Where are the fresh ideas?But are remakes and reboots really such a bad thing? We turned to the Tomatometer to find out. First, we compiled a data set of over 400 remakes and reboots that have been released since 1978 and then we compared their Tomatometer scores to the films they were remaking or rebooting. What did we learn? The Tomatometer averages of all the remakes (47%) and reboots (53%) in our data set comes nowhere close to their “originals” (81% for movies that have been remade, and 69% for movies that have been “rebooted”). And we discovered that only 40 movies had better Tomatometer scores than the original films they were remaking or rebooting that s less than 10%. Also, if you ever make a successful horror movie, odds are it will be remade at least once.The following breaks down Tomatometer data on 40 years’ worth of remakes and reboots (and we’re already planning to remake this article, so check back next year to read it again). If you’re interested (we know you are) we have a breakdown of how we decided which films were remakes/reboots and the number of movies in each category below.Remakes Average a 47% Tomatometer Score Originals Average 81%(Photo by Warner Bros.)The Tomatometer difference between remakes and their predecessors is a considerable 34%. There are 84 different reasons for this difference: specifically, 84 remakes – among them, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Bachelor, Original Sin, and The Stepfather – have at least a 50% Tomatometer difference between them and their predecessors. That figure seriously drags the average down.Only 33% of the Remakes in Our Data Set Have a Fresh Tomatometer Score(Photo by Lionsgate courtesy Everett Collection)For every Fresh remake, there are two Rotten ones, which means the bad outweighs the good in the vast remake landscape. These kinds of numbers make us love remakes like The Departed, The Thing, 3:10 to Yuma, Dawn of the Dead, Fright Night, and A Star is Born even more, because they are among the rare 33% that worked. And those films have been rewarded for their efforts: some won Oscars (The Departed), some became cult classics (The Thing), and some made over billion at the worldwide box office (Beauty and the Beast).Only 40 Remakes and Reboots Since 1978 Have a Higher Tomatometer Score Than the Original Film(Photo by Warner Bros. courtesy Everett Collection)What do the Coen brothers (True Grit), Martin Scorsese (The Departed), Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book), Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven), and George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) have in common? They all directed remakes or reboots that have higher Tomatometer scores than the originals they were based on. (And yes, we’re classifying Fury Road – not a direct sequel or prequel – as a reboot; Miller has called it a “revisiting.”) If you are an ambitious filmmaker looking to build some street cred, you should remake a movie with a low Tomatometer score so you can join this exclusive club. (Also, if you have some free time, you need to watch Werner Herzog’s 2009 remake Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans; it improves upon its predecessor and features Nicolas Cage staring at an iguana).2005 Had More Theatrically Released Remakes and Reboots Than Any Other Year(Photo by Universal courtesy Everett Collection)In 2005, there were 18 remakes, two reboots (Batman Begins, The Punisher), and three television adaptations (The Honeymooners, Aeon Flux, Bewitched) that hit the big screens. The overall Tomatometer score for these films is 44%, and only seven of them – including Batman Begins, War of the Worlds, and King Kong – could muster Fresh scores. You might also remember this decade, the 2000s, as the era in which seemingly every single successful horror movie of the 1970s and 1980s was remade. 2005 did its part to help, with The Fog, House of Wax, Dark Water, and The Amityville Horror all coming out and receiving Rotten scores.2006 was a close second with 18 remakes and two reboots (Superman Returns, Casino Royale) released theatrically as well. However, we gave 2005 the edge, because on top of the remakes and reboots, three television adaptations were released theatrically, while 2006 had none.The 1980s Knew How to Remake Movies(Photo by Universal courtesy Everett Collection)When compared to the 1990s (49%), 2000s (41%), and 2010s (45% so far), the 1980s were a most excellent time for remakes – the decade’s remakes have a Tomatometer average of 57%. Movies like The Fly, The Thing, Little Shop of Horrors, No Way Out, Dead of Winter, Scrooged, Scarface, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Down and Out in Beverly Hills are all Fresh and recognized as classics of their genre. The fact that the majority of the remakes from the decade (58% of them) have Fresh Tomatometer scores speaks volumes for the 1980s and proves there could be hope for future decades. It’s too bad that remakes of 1980s movies themselves average a very Rotten 37%.Horror is the Most Remade Genre(Photo by Universal courtesy Everett Collection)Since 1978, well over 100 Tomatometer-rated horror films have been remade, and the result is a scarily Rotten 39% Tomatometer average for them. Nothing is sacred in horror – films fall prey to multiple remakes, reboots, or in the case of Evil Dead 2, a remake sequel (a.k.a. “requel”). Even oft-remade directors like John Carpenter (Halloween, Assault on Precinct 13, The Fog) aren’t afraid of remaking movies themselves (The Thing, Village of the Damned), which means there are directors who are remaking horror movies while other directors are remaking their films. And the circle of horror life goes on.Reboots Have Higher Tomatometer Averages than Remakes(Photo by Chuck Zlotnick/Columbia Pictures)With Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Star Trek (2009), Dredd (2012), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and Casino Royale (2006) leading the way, it’s clear why reboots have higher Tomatometer averages than remakes (53% vs. 47%). What exactly is a reboot? It’s a movie like Star Trek that restarts an established series with different actors and a new storyline. Also, in another improvement from remakes, only 56% of reboots have Rotten Tomatometer scores, and the average difference between them and their predecessors is only 16% (as opposed to 34% for remakes).The James Bond Franchise Has Mastered the Reboot(Photo by Sony Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)The James Bond franchise has been around for 56 years and 26 films, largely because it has embraced the reboot. Five of the six Bond reboots (including Sean Connery’s return after George Lazenby’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) have had equal or higher Tomatometer scores than the movies before them. When averaged, the six reboots (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Living Daylights, Goldeneye, and Casino Royale) have an excellent Tomatometer average of 75%, which is higher than the Tomatometer averages (64%) of the movies that come before the reboots. If you are producer looking to restart a franchise, study the Bond series. (We didn’t include Never Say Never Again because it isn’t MGM Bond canon.)Disney is the King of 21st-Century Remakes(Photo by Walt Disney Pictures)Disney has had their fair share of Rotten remakes (The Shaggy Dog, The Three Musketeers, That Darn Cat, Flubber) but that hasn’t stopped them from perfecting the craft of remaking in recent years. Since 2010, they’ve rolled out wildly successful remakes of Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Pete’s Dragon, and Beauty and the Beast. These remakes have a Fresh Tomatometer average of 73% and have given Disney the confidence it needs to continue, with new remakes of The Lion King, Aladdin, and Dumbo hitting theaters this year.Do Remakes or Reboots Win Academy Awards?(Photo by Warner Bros.)Only three remakes – The Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Ben-Hur (1959), and The Departed (2006) – can boast an Academy Award for Best Picture, meaning remakes have only won 3.2% of the Best Picture Academy Awards since 1927. Considering that A-list directors like the Coen brothers, Werner Herzog, Peter Jackson, Christopher Nolan, Kenneth Branagh, David Fincher, Tim Burton, Steven Spielberg, and Terry Gilliam have tackled remakes, it’s surprising that number isn’t bigger. Will Bradley Cooper’s remake of A Star is Born join these three elite remakes?DATA SET CRITERIAWhat is a remake? It is a movie with the same story and title (for the most part) as an earlier film.What is a reboot? A reboot is a new start to an already created fictional world. For example, 2009’s Star Trek is a reboot because it features familiar characters in a brand new adventure. It’s not the same story twice.374 Remakes and 43 Reboots306 remakes and their originals both had Tomatometer scores68 remakes had Tomatometer scores while their originals didn’t (they weren’t included in the first three facts) After a year off the air, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC for its sixth season on Friday, May 10 with a refreshed premise, a seeming departure from its big screen Marvel Cinematic Universe cousin, and a new director at the center of television’s Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. Luckily, Rotten Tomatoes had the chance to visit S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ and debrief the cast ahead of the new season s premiere.As first revealed at the end of season 5, Alfonso Mackenzie — better known as “Mack” — succeeded the dying Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) as the head of the agency after Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) turned down the position. Season 6 picks up sometime after Coulson’s apparent death, with Mack now firmly entrenched as S.H.I.E.L.D.’s director. It is a leadership role actor Henry Simmons, who plays Mack, said he loves. In previous seasons, Mack was most frequently seen offering a bewildered punchline about the group s latest adversary or impossible scenario. But now he s front and center.“Now, you have to drive the scenes as a director. I was talking with Clark about this, Simmons said. The weird thing is when you become director you feel responsible for each person, for what s happening in the scene. It s weird. And I enjoy that. I am grateful for the fact that they put it in my hands.”(Photo by ABC/Mitch Haaseth)As the actor recalled, Mack started as a mechanic who wound up in S.H.I.E.L.D. prior to the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He first became part of Coulson’s team when another faction of S.H.I.E.L.D. wanted to test their loyalty following the revelation that Hydra had infiltrated the organization. But after years of dealing with demons and traveling though time, Mack grew to respect Coulson and his team.And as seen in some of the previews for the new season, Mack still refers back to a hologram of Coulson contained within Nick Fury’s (Samuel L. Jackson) toolbox from earlier seasons.“This is a daily thing,” Simmons explained. “Mack really relies on this hologram for advice, for direction … there s a lot to deal with. We have a member that s out there somewhere, a team member that we have to find. And we have an occurrence that s happening around Earth that is unpredictable and deadly.”Both objectives will hopefully allow Mack to prove to himself he was the right choice to succeed Coulson, a theme executive producer Jeff Bell said will recur through the season. In the same way that Coulson questioned his ability after Fury — Can I be a director? Do I have what it takes? — I think Mack is going through his own version of that, he said.Meanwhile, the missing team member Simmons mentioned is Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), who also died at the end of season 5. But thanks to the malleable nature of time travel on the series, an earlier version of Fitz is still alive somewhere in deep space and it’s up to a team comprised of Daisy, Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), Agent Piper (Briana Venskus), and Agent Davis (Maximilian Osinski) to find him.(Photo by ABC/Mitch Haaseth)For Daisy, the mission is particularly fraught considering the future version of Fitz tried to kill her to prevent the world from ending. (Things got a little crazy last season.) But this Fitz never hurt her.“I think the one thing that connects all of them is that they re all trying to be the best versions of themselves, but still at the end of the day, there s darkness within every character, Bennet said.That darkness may be most apparent in Jemma Simmons, whose dedication to finding Fitz tests the patience of the others as the season begins.“Ethically she s just so biased on finding him. So she is not worried about other people s feelings. She doesn t care what the consequences are,” Henstridge said of her character’s state of mind. She noted the character has become single-minded before, but never to this extent — threatening the lives of the others. “She s can t fit anything else in her head at the moment, because as soon as she starts to think about other people, she ll start to think about the crazy odds of what she s trying to do and she ll break down.”For Piper and Davis, the mission means a certain sacrifice, but for Venskus and Osinski, it means a promotion. After appearing on the series off-and-on for the past four years, both will feature regularly for the first time this season. It means an expansion of the characters and a new role for them to share.“We are kind of like the everyman of the show,” Osinski explained, adding, “We don t have superpowers; we don t have robotic arms or special weapons. Said Venskus, “We re the ones who are more surprised by things still — which is kind of cool. We provide that comedic relief of being, like, ‘This isn t normal, right?’”They are, however, highly trained S.H.I.E.L.D. agents who managed to survive just about every upheaval since S.H.I.E.L.D. s initial fall in The Winter Soldier. As Venskus put it, that means Piper went to from learning about aliens in her first episode to treating space travel like “no big deal” in season 6. And if previous seasons are any indication, the duo s deep space adventure will continue for quite awhile.(Photo by ABC/Matthias Clamer)Back on Earth, Mack and the rest of the team face those anomalies Simmons mentioned. They crisscross the planet in something resembling a pattern. And as previews have hinted at, it may have something to do with Gregg’s new character, Sarge; a sort of “anti-Coulson” who is as much of a mystery as the anomalies.“They have a similar drive and focus,” Gregg said of Coulson and Sarge. “They re both, I think, not someone whose willpower you want to question. But everything else, the moral framework, all that stuff, is different.”According to executive producer Jed Whedon, Sarge’s frame of mind will be “so shocking to people” that it “actually has its own power.” At the same time, watching Sarge make the choices he does while looking and sounding like Coulson “gives those moments more weight than they normally would have.”“It was very, very hard to get my balance,” Gregg said of switching gears into Sarge. “It really felt odd. There s a part of [his thinking] that s so clean. He has a mission and he does [it] life means nothing to him. He wants what he wants. And he s going to get it done. And that s very freeing, and it s kind of sexy, it feels like it s fun. And yet I had a lot of questions about how he s justifying that.”One character also having a hard time justifying Sarge’s presence is Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen). She stayed with Coulson during his last days and returned to S.H.I.E.L.D. a “freer” person. As Wen put it, “She doesn t have the burden of dealing with either him being sick or die or come back after he died and die again.”(Photo by ABC/Matthias Clamer)Of course, that sense of freedom gets “skewered” when she first sees Sarge.“It s a moment of disbelief and major angst for her,” Wen explained. But once May understands the real story behind Sarge, the character will have a familiar Melinda May reaction. “She s pissed,” Wen added. “She s really pissed.”Beyond her reaction to Coulson, May brings her experience and honesty back to S.H.I.E.L.D. This includes an advisory role to Mack and Yo-Yo (Natalia Cordova- Buckley). The latter continues to serve as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and, but Cordova-Buckley noted that her character has undergone a shift from the rebellious Yo-Yo we first met.“It was really interesting for me to go from a girl that s so [about] her word, her mind, her beliefs, and always really going against anything that goes against that, Cordova-Buckley said, to now saying, You know what, there s a bigger picture. I need to be more diplomatic. I need to settle the fire down and find my way within the institution, the bureaucracy, and all that stuff. ”That said, Cordova-Buckley said Yo-Yo may still decline a leadership position within S.H.I.E.L.D., although she would become a great leader if circumstances forced the role upon her.“I get a sense that she would rather be a mentor of sorts to young children, to Inhumans coming up, to sort of be the leader underground, she said. Not the face of [a group]. (Photo by ABC/Matthias Clamer)Circumstances always change quickly for S.H.I.E.L.D., both within its world and without. Last season, events appeared to coincide with Thanos s (Josh Brolin) arrival on Earth to collect the Time and Mind Stones. But as the series was unclear when it would coming back — or even if it would come back — they could not plan a proper connection with the events of Avengers: Infinity War or Avengers: Endgame. That means the slightest bit of retconning will be on display in the season to come.“However the Time Lords want to work it out, all of this had to happen before the Snap,” executive producer Jeph Loeb explained. “Otherwise, we d be living in the world that was brilliantly showed in Endgame.”Then again, perhaps Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will employ the notion of tangent timelines to explain itself in some yet-to-be-written episode. The show always excels at finding the odd corners of the MCU to examine and that would be a fine one to use. In the meantime, though, S.H.I.E.L.D. has plenty of personal crises and intergalactic stakes to keep themselves busy ahead of the already planned season 7.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
亚博全网网页登录 show, Cooked with Cannabis on @Netflix!! As a chef, I was intrigued by the food + as an everyday person, I was interested in how powerful this topic is in today s society. I hope you all will tune in, it ll be a good time! We launch on 4/20! pic.twitter.com/zLzOvsTAO8 KELIS (@kelis) March 18, 2020The Netflix synopsis:Long gone are the days of pot brownies and marijuana cookies. Today, the top chefs around the country and around the world are creating cannabis-infused culinary masterpieces. Here lies the most fun-filled, fascinating and mouth-watering cooking competition series that gives a whole new meaning to the word baked. Development News: The Masked Singer’s Swan Gets Fox Deal(Photo by Fox)Straight off her appearance as the Swan on The Masked Singer, Shake It Up and Famous in Love star Bella Thorne has signed a deal with Fox to create teen-aimed scripted and unscripted shows for the network. (Variety)The Academy of Country Music is also bringing top acts to viewers via at-home performances, with the two-hour ACM Presents: Our Country special on April 5 on CBS. Acts, to be announced later, will perform acoustic numbers and talk about their favorite moments from past ACM awards shows.In honor of The Office’s 15th anniversary, fans have the chance to vote on the show’s all-time greatest episode, via a March Madness-style bracket on Twitter. Round 1 is complete, but there’s still time to help decide the top pick. Okay, Dunder Mifflin. It’s time. Before the 15th anniversary of #TheOffice, let s find out which episode reigns supreme. #Office15 pic.twitter.com/QPa7fdZRq8 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚘𝚏𝚏𝚒𝚌𝚎 (@theofficenbc) March 17, 2020Fox Corporation is acquiring free (advertiser-supported) streaming service Tubi, which provides nearly 25 million viewers with thousands of TV shows – like The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Dark Shadows, The Dead Zone, and Degrassi: The Next Generation – and movies – like Minority Report, Black Hawk Down, and Thelma Louise. Fox, which will pay 0 million for Tubi, doesn’t currently have its own streaming service, as Fox Corp. is separate from 20th Century Studios (formerly 20th Century Fox), which is now under the Disney umbrella. (The Verge)Meanwhile, Fox has made Fox News available to viewers to stream for free at FoxNews.com, without cable access, during the pandemic. (THR)AMC Networks streaming services Shudder and Sundance Now are offering free 30-day trials.Bring on the 30 for 30 marathons: How is ESPN going to program hundreds of hours of airtime with no professional or college live sporting events. The answer: lots of breaking news and replays of archive games, possibly an early premiere of a 10-part docuseries about Michael Jordan’s final NBA season, and, yes, lots of the network’s wonderful 30 for 30 installments. (Vulture)New York City prosecutor Linda Fairstein is suing Netflix and producer Ava DuVernay for defamation over her portrayal in the 2019 Emmy-winning limited series When They See Us. Fairstein alleges the series portrayed her in a “false and defamatory manner.” She was among those sued by the “Central Park Five,” the young men charged with and wrongly convicted of the sexual assault of a jogger in Central Park in 1989. DNA evidence and a confession by another man cleared the five young men, who later successfully sued the city of New York and a group of prosecutors that included Fairstein. (THR) DuVernay previously told The Daily Beast that Fairstein had tried to negotiate her participation: she tried to negotiate conditions for her to speak with me, including approvals over the script and some other things. So you know what my answer was to that, and we didn’t talk. And finally, the latest TV show to get the Funko Pop! figure treatment: Schitt’s Creek. Characters available for preorder include (Amazon links): Moira, Johnny, Alexis, and David. View this post on Instagram a little light in the darkness… #schittscreek @originalfunko pops are finally here!A post shared by Schitt s Creek (@schittscreek) on Mar 18, 2020 at 7:40am PDT