Eric Alt for Rotten Tomatoes: As you continue to push the John Wick world further, do you ever think about stunts or sequences that are just too over the top?Chad Stahelski: Honestly, the answer is yes, all the time. The amount of ideas that pile on in the beginning of prep hundreds of different stunts and fights. They say the hardest thing to do is take a blank piece of paper and make something out of it, and that’s what we do every time. It’s easiest when I can say, He s a military guy who can only do Krav Maga. Gun-fu just didn’t exist. We have to make that s up. You don’t often see sword fights on motorcycles you have to make that s up. Or you have to take something you’ve seen a million times and turn it on its head that’s how we choreograph.RT: Where are the boundaries?Stahelski: The boundaries are just a gut instinct, to be honest. I’m very opinionated on everything from film to color to music. Apart from that, I’ve just been incredibly lucky that the things I like, people also think are cool and want to see. I’m happy to go to extremes I’m happy to run horses down Brooklyn, I’m happy to do motorcycle ninja fights, so long as its done in a way I feel fits this world. The great thing about the John Wick world is that, between Keanu and I, we are the world. If we’re creating the world as well as the action, we feel we can do no wrong. It’ll fit.RT: Having a stunt background yourself, you must feel pretty protective of the action sequences.Stahelski: You watch [Steven] Spielberg or you watch [Christopher] Nolan or you watch James Mangold or [David] Fincher they control the tone in every shot. A director directs. They direct everything. He should have an opinion on everything. If I was a second unit guy coming in where the director didn’t care about the world and the cinematographer didn’t care, that’s when things get really disjointed. It’s why so many times in film you can see the tone changing throughout the movie I feel like the filmmaker hasn’t made a commitment. The Wachowskis were not kung fu experts before The Matrix; they spent a year of their lives studying [Yuen] Woo Ping and meeting with him and watching every kung fu movie out there and diagramming and breaking down choreography and going to every stunt rehearsal to figure out what made it tick.RT: Is it difficult to get new actors onboard with the way Wick films work?Stahelski: Well, we have a little street cred now, so… Like, we’re doing John Wick 4 and anybody who wants to get together and meet or chat If someone’s a fan of the show, I’d love to meet them. And that’s how I met Halle [Berry] and Mark Dacascos. All these guys. They liked John Wick 2 and they lobbied to have a cup of coffee and meet and talk. They were aware that I shoot the way I do, that it would require a different kind of training not just learning moves, but becoming an actual martial arts performer, a stunt performer. If you have the heart and you have the interest and you have the mental fortitude to do it, we put them through the training.RT: So Halle Berry just said, I want to be in John Wick 3? Stahelski: Yeah, Halle actually lobbied me. I had never met Halle before, and we started prepping John Wick 3. She contacted my agent, showed up at my office, and was like, “Hi, I’m Halle Berry, and I want a job on your show.” She literally said that, and I was like, “We don’t have a script yet!” She said, “Whatever. When you get one, I’m in it.” When you have that kind of desire… She jumped into the training. I mean, the training is not easy for a 25-year-old; when you’re talking Keanu and Halle and myself, we’re all, let’s just say, north of 40. The commitment you have to have is a different level. I mean, Keanu is in great shape, and Halle came to us already in great shape, but to go through the training and the martial arts and the gunfighting. That sounds fun, but it’s arduous after five months. And Halle pulled muscles, she broke a toe, she injured her ribs I can’t tell you how many times she got bumped in the head or twisted a wrist or sprained her ankle, and just kept coming back. When you do it with that intent and that desire you get a very special product.RT: Keanu Reeves is becoming the new Bill Murray, where everyone seems to have a whimsical story about encountering him. Do you have a go-to Keanu story?Stahelski: I’ve known him for 22 years; I probably have a thousand. I just know that every time I turn around on set he never leaves set, he’s always there he gives me a smile or a nod. He’s very aware, both self-aware and aware of the environment on set, all the drama and the problems and issues, and it’s always nice to look over your shoulder and see him smiling back and giving me the nod like, “Ain’t giving up today, are you?” “Nope.”He’s a solid, solid, solid creative partner. I don’t know what I’d do without him. When you’re galloping down Brooklyn under an elevated train at 35 mph on a horse and your actor’s got to hang off the side of a saddle and shoot a guy I don’t know if you know, but if you fall off a horse at 35 mph, that’s not a good thing. You rehearse it, but when it’s time to actually do it, you look him in the eye and you go, “You good?” And Keanu, in true cowboy fashion, goes, “Yup.” Sometimes you have to hang yourself out there a bit to get those special moments, and to have a guy like that who is calm, cool, and collected We all have fears, no one wants to get hurt, we’re all nervous. But to hold his s together and give you that nod, it just makes you very proud to work with that guy.John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum arrives on digital August 23 and on DVD and Blu-ray on September 10. What would you compare the movie to?“It’s like a southern-fried Richard Curtis movie. It’s Gothic, Actually.” Tom Beasley, Flickering Myth“Kind of Mars Attacks! as done by Cormac McCarthy” Ryan Lattanzio, IndieWire“Like a weird religious lovechild of 2012 s The Place Beyond The Pines and 2013 s Prisoners.” Callum Crumlish, Daily ExpressHow is author Donald Ray Pollock as a narrator?“Pollock brings a pleasing, smoky rasp of weary authority. He knows these venal, murderous, craven characters pretty well.” Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune“While an omniscient narrator does feature in the source material, here it feels heavy-handed and distracting, and ends up giving the final film an unintended comic element that isn’t quite in keeping with the deathly dark happenings on screen.” Hannah Woodhead, Little White Lies“The result feels less like a worthy tribute to Pollock’s sanguinary prose than an odd, slightly irksome blend of movie and audio book.” Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine(Photo by Glen Wilson/Netflix)What about the killer on-screen ensemble cast?“It’s worth seeing for an intriguingly cast ensemble, authenticating the milieu as much as possible.” Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune“Though there are no individual standouts in the cast, they all turn in intensely committed work that tethers us to their characters’ snowballing predicaments.” Courtney Howard, Fresh Fiction“A film that often feels like a sort of young actors’ Olympics; a baroque showcase for Gen-Z refugees of the industry’s biggest franchises to showcase their indie bona fides.” Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly“Every actor blends into the woodsy atmosphere with a sense of unease that permeates the air. No stars here, all character actors in service of the film’s unsettling calling.” Hope Madden, Columbus Underground“While the acting is all very good, there are moments when the cast members look bewildered, as if asking themselves how the heck their agents landed them in this gig.” Deirdre Molumby, entertainment.ieHow is Tom Holland? “The best thing to come out of the movie is seeing Tom Holland in a new light.” Deirdre Molumby, entertainment.ie“It’s a very different role for Holland to his energetic, peppy Peter Parker, but he brings a discomfort and a sadness to the character that fits him like a glove.” Tom Beasley, Flickering Myth“It s maybe most gratifying to see Holland so far from Peter Parker mode; his performance is delicately underplayed.” Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly“It is also Holland who is the most compelling to watch…because of the subdued intensity he lends to the character. He goes from placid and contained to explosively violent in what seems like seconds.” Gabriella Geisinger“Holland is perfectly withdrawn and quiet for so much of the film that when he is driven to action, it’s shocking and unexpected. He’s a combination of angst, guilt and barely contained rage.” Steve Prokopy, Third Coast Review “Arvin is made even more complex by Holland s guile and intrinsic internalization. He is heartbreaking, show-stopping, and entirely fantastic. His best performance yet. Callum Crumlish, Daily Express“Holland, sadly, doesn’t impress…[he] just isn’t right for this role. He seems too fresh, too clean to play such a haunted, violent character.” Chris Evangelista, Slashfilm (Photo by Glen Wilson/Netflix)And what about Robert Pattinson?“Pattinson’s turn as pedophile preacher Preston Teagardin is the obvious highlight.” Hannah Woodhead, Little White Lies“Pattinson delivers another striking, film-stealing supporting turn with a hear-it-to-believe-it high-pitched Southern twang.” Matt Maytum, Total Film“For Pattinson, playing a domineering Bible Belt sleaze is a cred move (a sign that he doesn’t have to be liked), and he does a good job of it.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety“Only Pattinson evinces an understanding that irony may be the one workable option after earnest excellence has been ruled out…of all the stupendously bad accent work on display here, only his is as funny as it should be.” Charles Bramesco, The Playlist“Pattinson is clearly having a blast, giving one of the weirdest damn performances of his career…I thought it fit the often surreal tone of the film perfectly. Or maybe I just like watching Pattinson ham it up.” Chris Evangelista, Slashfilm“Then there s Robert Pattinson, whose genteel southern accent is more miss than hit, but whose skeeviness is palpable through the screen.” Gabriella Geisinger“I don’t really know what he’s doing here, besides taking a little too long with every line reading.” Michael Phillips, Chicago TribuneAny other standout performances?“Riley Keough, too, is a standout, adding layers and depth to a character who could easily have been a one-note sexpot caricature.” Tom Beasley, Flickering Myth“The film’s most stirring turns come from two young and gifted actresses [Mia Wasikowska and Eliza Scanlen] handed barely more than 10 minutes of screen time apiece.” Ryan Lattanzio, IndieWire(Photo by Glen Wilson/Netflix)Are there any other positive elements?“Campos and cinematographer Lol Crawley do a superb job of creating an ominous atmosphere, as if despair and tragedy are lurking around every small-town street corner, down every stretch of country road.” Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times“Credit should be given for a predictably excellent period soundtrack chosen by music supervisors Randall Poster and Meghan Currier.” John DeFore, Hollywood ReporterIs it too much movie?“If you stick with the lax pace, the slow-burn reveals are worth the wait.” Gabriella Geisinger“You can t say it doesn t keep you on your toes…But it s a long movie, clocking in at 140 minutes, and there are several points at which it drags.” Deirdre Molumby, entertainment.ie“There are times when the movie threatens to lose focus, but for the most part, this train keeps chugging on down the rickety tracks to its blood-soaked conclusion.” Tom Beasley, Flickering Myth“[Campos’] greatest feat may be that he was able to wrangle a story as ripe and unwieldy as Devil at all…and somehow still managing to land on the grim side of fascinating.” Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly“Like so many characters in this glum, shaggy ramble of a film, Campos gets lost in the woods.” Charles Bramesco, The Playlist(Photo by Glen Wilson/Netflix)Is the timing right for The Devil All the Time?“The Devil All the Time feel[s] like a movie tailor-made for the current hellscape we’re all trapped in.” Chris Evangelista, Slashfilm“It’s 2020. We’re already familiar with abject misery.” Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionThe Devil All the Time is available to stream on Netflix from September 16, 2020.
(Photo by © Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection)After such a brutal year, you might think the Razzie Awards – the annual awards that celebrate(?) the worst of the worst in the past year of cinema – might take the day off. You d be wrong.(There will be an award acknowledging just what a struggle 2020 was for the industry, with a Special Governor s Award for 2020 marking it as “The Worst Calendar Year EVER!”.)Aside from the year itself, the other big winners/losers on nominations day were 365 Days – remember the Polish Fifty Shades of Grey-alike that got people all hot and bothered in the early days of the pandemic? – and the mega-budget Dolittle, starring Robert Downey Jr. as the titular doc with the gift of the gab when it comes to animals. Both films topped the noms tally with six nominations a piece.Controversial titles like Sia s Music and Ron Howard s Hillbilly Elegy – which became something of a critical punching bag despite much love from moviegoers, if you look at our Audience Score – also racked up plenty of noms.And a little editorial note from RT: We protest any and all nominations for Hubie Halloween, the just-Rotten Adam Sandler Halloween comedy which is an absolute romp; we have similar feelings about Kristen Wiig s nomination for Wonder Woman 1984 – her Barbara Minerva was one of the best things about the movie, according to many critics.OK, with that off our chest, here is the full list of nominations for the 41st Golden Raspberry Awards. Winners will be announced Saturday, April 24, 2021. WORST PICTURE365 DaysAbsolute ProofDolittleFantasy IslandMusicWORST ACTORRobert Downey, Jr. DolittleMike Lindell (The “My Pillow” Guy) Absolute ProofMichele Morrone 365 DaysAdam Sandler Hubie HalloweenDavid Spade The Wrong MissyWORST ACTRESSAnne Hathaway The Last Thing He Wanted AND Roald Dahl s The WitchesKatie Holmes Brahms: The Boy II AND The Secret: Dare to DreamKate Hudson – MusicLauren Lapkus The Wrong MissyAnna-Maria Sieklucka 365 DaysWORST SUPPORTING ACTRESSGlenn Close Hillbilly ElegyLucy Hale Fantasy IslandMaggie Q Fantasy IslandKristen Wiig Wonder Woman 1984Maddie Ziegler MusicWORST SUPPORTING ACTORChevy Chase The Very Excellent Mr. DundeeRudy Giuliani (As Himself ) Borat Subsequent MoviefilmShia LaBeouf The Tax CollectorArnold Schwarzenegger Iron MaskBruce Willis Breach, Hard Kill AND Survive the NightWORST SCREEN COMBOMaria Bakalova Rudy Giuliani (Yes, That Really IS Rudy Giuliani!) Borat Subsequent MoviefilmRobert Downey Jr. His Utterly Unconvincing Welsh Accent DolittleHarrison Ford That Totally Fake-Looking CGI “Dog” Call of the WildLauren Lapkus David Spade The Wrong MissyAdam Sandler His Grating Simpleton Voice Hubie HalloweenWORST DIRECTORCharles Band All three Barbie Kendra moviesBarbara Bialowas Tomasz Mandes 365 DaysStephen Gaghan – DolittleRon Howard Hillbilly ElegySia – MusicWORST SCREENPLAY365 DaysAll 3 Barbie Kendra MoviesDolittleFantasy IslandHillbilly ElegyWORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL365 Days (Polish Remake/Rip-Off of Fifty Shades of Grey)Dolittle (Remake)Fantasy Island (Remake/”Re-Imagining”)Hubie Halloween (Remake/Rip-Off of Ernest Scared Stupid)Wonder Woman 1984 (Sequel)On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.亚博登录网址多少Debbie DayComic-Con International: San Diego is very much a convention about television. That evolution is hardly surprising with the similarities the format shares with comic books. Both allow their audiences to grow intimately attached to characters over a long timespan. Both reveal their stories in installments, utilizing a certain pace within episodes (or issues) and a larger construction of momentum across a season (or story arc).And in 2019, television — particularly of the kind based on comic books —dominates the programming schedule with The CW’s superhero offerings taking over Ballroom 20 for most of Saturday and shows like The Walking Dead and Riverdale commanding Hall H-sized crowds. Additionally, HBO is setting up a Watchmen experience at the Petco Park Home Plate Gate (and at the parking lot on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Island Avenue) to promote their upcoming quasi-sequel to the landmark miniseries by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins. Trying to see all of the Comics on TV style programming may be impossible, but we imagine the most hard-core Comic-Con aficionados (and some of us contractually-obligated media types) are willing to try.With that in mind, join us as we take a look at all the panels highlighting Comics on TV at Comic-Con. It may help you choose your priorities.WednesdayWarner Bros. Television always brings a few sneak peeks to preview night. This year, Batwoman and Pennyworth are the notable premieres with a new episode of The 100 and a to-be-determined Rooster Teeth presentation rounding out the evening. If you’re done early with the exclusives hunting, it may be worth heading upstairs and talking a look.ThursdayTeen Titans GO! New Episode Premiere and Q A (Room 6DE, 3:15 p.m.)The first full day of Comic-Con gets its Comics on TV content rolling with a new episode of Teen Titans GO! The animated shorts are somewhat divisive with fans of the older Teen Titans unimpressed with GO!’s anarchic comedy and format. Nonetheless, fun can be had as members of the voice cast and the crew will be on hand to debut the new episode. Expect some of the voice actors to switch into their roles during the Q A. It is traditional, after all.Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Hall H, 3:30 p.m.)Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. survived bouncing around the schedule, a cancellation scare, and the Snap to make their way to Hall H this year. They definitely earned it as Season 6 has been its strongest year yet. Cast members Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward – and executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeff Bell, and Jeph Loeb – will be on hand to discuss alien psychoactive substances, the mystery of Sarge, and the Planet Kitson. They will also tease some events to come in Season 7.Stumptown (Indigo Ballroom, 4:15 p.m.)Based on the comic book series by Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth, and Justin Greenwood, the new ABC series focuses on Dex Parios, a sharp-witted Army veteran who takes up private investigations to pay off her gambling debts. She also looks out for her brother while solving cases and avoiding trouble. Star Cobie Smulders, along with co-stars Jake Johnson, Michael Ealy, Camryn Manheim, Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus, Adrian Martinez, executive producer Jason Richman, and Rucka will introduce audiences to the TV version of Dex and the Portland, Oregon criminal underworld she knows far too well for her
Marvel Studios gave their fans an extra treat for the debut of its first weekly television series, WandaVision: two full episodes! There may be a reason for this decision buried in the plot, or it may just have to do with the first two episodes being in black white, but it also means getting a better sense of the series as the second episode begins a tonal shift from the premiere.Of course, that tonal shift seems to be a big part of the story as WandaVision both has a point its trying to get to with Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and honor family sitcoms across the history of television.Keeping in mind the death of Vision (Paul Bettany) in Avengers: Infinity War, Wanda s heroics in Avengers: Endgame, and the fact that she will be integral to upcoming film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, let s dive into what we ve seen of the series so far and discover what we can about the mystery at its core and how it fits within Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Spoiler Alert: The following reveals details about the first two episodes of WandaVision. Stop reading here if you have not watched the episodes.WandaVision Sets Its Action in an Early Sitcom-Styled Idyllic WorldNewly married Wanda and Vision arrive in the community of Westview, and settle in. Like wacky sitcoms of the late 50s and early 60s, they have secrets they need to keep from their neighbors: Wanda is telekinetic and Vision is a synthoid. Not that those facts stop them from integrating into Westview life. Vision already has a job at a computing firm and Wanda has a dream kitchen. There issues to be addressed, of course.The remainder of episode one introduces next door neighbor Agnes (Kathryn Hahn) and Vision s boss, Mr. Hart (Fred Melamed) and his wife (Debra Jo Rupp). The couple questions their own oddities, but generally accept their reality.Meanwhile, somewhere outside of Westview, the events of the WandaVision pilot are observed.In episode 2, Wanda and Vision prepare for their magic act in the Westview talent show and their day s errands. Vision wants to meet with the neighborhood watch while Wanda is off to meet with the local women s club.The episode introduces the neighborhood watch — little more than an excuse for the men to gossip — including Herb (David Payton). At the women s club, Wanda meets Dottie (Emma Caulfield Ford) and Geraldine (Teyonah Parris). After Wanda and Dottie have a heated moment, a nearby radio switches from the Beach Boys Help Me, Rhonda to a voice directly asking Wanda if he can hear him.Celebrating their magic show success, the pair return home and, quite suddenly, Wanda is pregnant. Hearing a ruckus, the two Avengers notice a beekeeper (with that sword logo on his uniform) emerging from a manhole cover in the street. Wanda finds this unacceptable and rewinds events to just a few moments before. In the safety of their house, Vision reassures her, and the world turns to color. As their sitcom world closes with The End and a Please stand by graphic, an urgent voice comes on: Wanda? Who s doing this to you, Wanda? Wanda? How the Series Pays Tribute to Classic TV As It Unravels a Deeper Marvel MysteryThe series is plastered in references to television history. Episode 1 takes many of its cues from shows like The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Love Lucy, and Leave It to Beaver. The most direct comparisons come from Dick Van Dyke with the kitchen looking like a near replica of the one Mary Tyler Moore ruled on that sitcom. The plot of the episode — mistaken communication leading to trouble with Vision s boss — has the feel of something you might see on any of those shows, even if Vision s job is purposely vague both to us and himself.Curiously enough, an attempt was made to use vintage production techniques to give the episode more of an authentic late-1950s feel. It works really well and underscores the moment when Wanda and Vision are confronted by their imprecise memories. Once Mr. Hart starts choking on his dinner, the 50s lightning, compositions, and editing disappear until Wanda finally tells Vision to help his boss.It is worth pointing out as that same breaking of sitcom reality is not replicated in episode 2, which takes a very pointed amount of inspiration from Bewitched. The animated credit sequence directly emulates the classic TV sitcom and the set has been realigned to resemble that show s continuous first-floor locales, particularly the kitchen. Running from 1964 to 1972, Bewitched told the tale of Samantha Stevens, a witch by birth, and her buttoned-down husband Darren. Despite wanting to make it in the world by his own talents, Sam cannot help but use her powers to solve some of their problems. The parallels are obvious, even if the episode s actual plot feels less like Bewitched and something more tailored to Wanda and Vision s circumstances, which may be why the humor feels fresher than in the first episode.Also, since we noticed how well the first episode replicated the feel of 1950s sitcoms, episode 2 does an interesting job replicating the look of Bewitched, which began its life in black white and was known to use location filming in its early run. The style is evident here, although the film look of Bewitched is not carried over thanks to modern digital videotape cameras and the frame-rate change the new technology brought with it. This is especially true in the location shots, although it could be argued those more modern-looking scenes underscore Wanda real circumstances.What We Know About WandaVision′s Mystery So FarWhich brings us to the series apparent key mystery: Is all of this Wanda s doing? Her ability to literally rewind events in episode 2 — and her flat rejection of the beekeeper — suggests she is behind all of this. (Though Marvel comic book readers may recall what the logo stands for, we ll avoid spoilers and let the series reveal the answer.) But the message on Dottie s radio also offers the option that someone may be inducing all of this. If the latter is true, what could be the end goal of sticking Wanda in a sitcom reality? The refrain for the children offers one unsettling possibility.Meanwhile, the desperation to fit in, the careful edits of Vision s persona to make a more stereotypical TV husband, and the way she often runs out of answers stand as credible evidence that, perhaps, she did all of this on a whim to finally process her grief. It almost makes you wonder if the day Vision died is August 23.That also leads to another interesting question: who are the citizens of Westview? In the first episode, they seem to be part of the illusion. But the personalities of Herb and Dottie in episode 2 suggests Westview is a real place with real people. Are they being co-opted to function in Wanda s vision or are they also dead people she (or the outside force control this) is reviving to better create this idealized suburban life?One other option: the townsfolk are the outside putting pressure on Wanda to live this dream life, even if the real facts about her relationship with Vision means he is the grandest illusion of all. OK, maybe it is the baby — that, of course, remains to be seen.Also, while we re asking questions, we have to consider the people in the commercials. The none-too-subtle references to Stark and Strucker are funny, but also a clear invasion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe into Westview. Are they part of this or just another manifestation of whatever is happening to Wanda?New episodes of WandaVision premiere on Fridays on Disney+.
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Jordan Peele has arguably exceeded the impossibly high expectations for his sophomore effort, Us. Our pick for 2019 s official Scream Queen, Lupita Nyong o, was praised in turn as Adelaide, the matriarch of the family at the center of the film, and her eerie doppelganger. Jason Bailey of Flavorwire called her evil-twin performance unnervingly creepy. A tight film carefully edited to drive momentum, Us has more tricks than one can discern from the trailers. The blood-chilling remix of Luniz I Got Five on It, however, more than delivers on the epic foreshadowing from the trailer. It s another thrill ride that keeps the viewer guessing, and Peele has said that he designed the film to inspire repeat viewing. We can confirm his efforts are supremely effective, and we expect many will opt to see it multiple times.Alice (2019) 90%Though very little was known of Josephine Mackerras Alice before SXSW, the French drama turned out to be another SXSW indie gem. While speaking with SXSW before the festival, Mackerras clued us into the film s larger themes: examining the double standards of gender identity and the nature of need versus love. The 2019 SXSW Grand Jury prize winner for Narrative Features was on our most anticipated films of SXSW and still boasts a 100% Tomatometer score. A muted story about what a desperate woman will do when pressed to her breaking point, the film follows a young mother named Alice whose philandering husband has left her penniless from his addiction to escorts. Alice then finds herself suddenly flung into the lucrative world of high-end prostitution as a last resort to care for her son. Adeptly skewering the gender double standards of sex work, marriage, and child-rearing, this is one not to forget when awards season kicks off.The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) 95%(Photo by Lucky Treehouse)Shia LaBeouf is on a hot streak. He opened the year with an impressive Sundance debut in Honey Boy; penned by and starring LaBeouf, it s based on his adolescence and strained relationship with his estranged father. This past week he was greeted with equally impressive reactions to his next effort, A Peanut Butter Falcon. Sheri Linden of the Hollywood Reporter gushed, LaBeouf holds the screen with natural allure, making every twinge of his character s self-reproach, and every instant of his dawning joy, achingly felt. In A Peanut Butter Falcon, a ragtag group of outcasts and escapees set off on an adventure down the deltas to a wrestling school not quite Mark Twain, but there are clear parallels. Underneath its Huckleberry Finn premise is an uncynical story about friendship, family, and defying expectations, and it s currently Fresh at 100%.Good Boys (2019) 80%The adorable Jacob Tremblay dropping F-bombs is a hilarious surprise bonus recommendation for Good Boys. We enjoyed Seth Rogen s other 2019 SXSW entry, Long Shot, but Good Boys was a highlight of the festival and a safe bet for one of the funniest films of 2019. Three sixth-grade friends are headed to their first kissing party, and the comedic mix of overconfidence and naivete stymie the tweens efforts to prepare. Tremblay looks good to transition to older material after this brilliant, very hard R-rated performance. Stars Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon had to greet the crowd before the premiere in Austin (the screening finished way past their bedtime).Extra Ordinary (2019) 98%(Photo by Blinder Films)A wholly unique film in tone and subject, Extra Ordinary is tailor-made for cult-classic status. A nervous widower named Martin Martin (Barry Ward) reluctantly visits a driving instructor named Rose (Maeve Higgins) with the talents as a way to solve his current woes. Rose, the daughter of a famous spiritualist, can talk to the spirit world, and Martin enlists her to exorcize his dead but continually nagging wife out of his and his daughter s life. Martin and Rose battle the spirit world and maybe fall in love while a bizarre cast of characters botch exorcisms, worship Satan, and set up some truly cringe-worthy moments that will leave you in stitches. Will Forte, in particular, shines as the villain of the absurdist sci-fi comedy, which feels like a mash-up of Ghost and Yorgos Lanthimos The Lobster.Olympic Dreams (2019) 70%(Photo by Endeavor Content)Nick Kroll recently joked that his longtime friend and collaborator John Mulaney had possibly replaced him with Pete Davidson. While Davidson and Mulaney were hitting Steely Dan concerts and between Kroll s recording sessions for his animated hit Big Mouth Kroll lent his talents to one of the best films from SXSW. Currently Fresh at 83% on the Tomatometer, Olympic Dreams is just further proof that romantic comedies are not dead and can be fresh and entertaining. It s a case study on the joys of love on a time clock and manages to articulate the unsettling nature of going all in on a romance with a decided expiration date. Kroll and co-star Alexi Pappas chemistry radiates through the intimate tale. Shot on location at the Winter Olympics, this marks the first scripted film approved by the Olympic Committee to shoot during the games. Aided by the guerrilla shooting style, Pappas, Kroll, and director Jeremy Teicher were able to act as a three-person film crew and pulled double duty co-writing the script. The Olympic meet-cute between a disappointed skier and volunteer dentist illustrates just how heartfelt relationships (even ones between ridiculously neurotic temporary couples) can be.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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5.22.5 4月喜迎on)36 Essential Kids Halloween MoviesLooking for a scary movie to watch with the kids and family? Or a horror movie that won t necessarily send you scrambling beneath the covers, with a 6,000 watt night light plugged in? Then you ve come to the right ghoulish place with our guide to some of the best children s movies for Halloween!There s something for everyone, from the very young (It s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Coco) to the well, still young, but we bet they think they re so grown-up (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, The Addams Family). We ve got animated funhouses (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, Monster House), 80s fantasies and creepfests (The Dark Crystal, Return to Oz, The Monster Squad), and 90s classics present and accounted for (The Witches, Hocus Pocus, Casper).But what s a little mayhem for the young mind without some Steven Spielberg productions like Poltergeist and Gremlins? Or the maestro of palatable twisted dreams: Tim Burton, who s represented by Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands.Meanwhile, modern-day fare like Goosebumps and The Addams Family will keep the torch burning well into the years. Whatever scary family movies you re looking for, the ones you need are in our guide to the essential kids Halloween movies!
e and as a measure of cultural significance. So we broke out our calculators, scoured the internet, and spent hours organizing dollar amounts, Tomatometer scores, and lists upon lists of movies to settle on the Best Summer Ever. Movie-wise, that is.Before we dig into the good stuff, though, a few notes about the process: We began with 1975 the year of Steven Spielberg s Jaws and included every summer through 2018. We looked at every film released during the months of May through August and collected box office totals (adjusted for inflation) and Tomatometer averages for the top 25 grossing films of each summer. We then ranked them in order for both categories 1975, incidentally, scored the Highest Tomatometer Average of All Summers, while 2007 earned the Highest Total Box Office of All Summers. Lastly, we as a staff curated lists of the most culturally significant films of each summer and made our best attempt to rank every year s summer by the legacy of its most important and influential movies. For this third category, we took into consideration any impact on the industry as a whole, the introductions of new talent and new franchises, and general pop culture relevance on best of and all time lists. For example, a year like 1984, which gave us Ghostbusters, Gremlins, and Sixteen Candles among a slew of others, would rank near the top; on the other hand, a year like 1976, which gave us The Omen, The Outlaw Josey Wales, and The Man Who Fell to Earth, but almost nothing else, ranks at the very bottom. In addition, there were plenty of cases when certain years (including the entirety of the 1990s, surprisingly enough) failed to score high enough in all three metrics (box office, average Tomatometer, cultural significance) or performed well in one metric but scored too low in the others to rank very high overall. Needless to say, the process was long and difficult; many tears were shed, and much blood was spilled.So which summer came out on top when the final calculations were made? Was it the summer when Poltergeist, E.T., Blade Runner, and The Thing all opened in the same month? Or was it the summer that introduced the world to an evil Empire and the plucky Rebels who stood up to it a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? Or maybe the summer that brought us two of the best superhero movies of all time and paved the way to where we are today? Read on to see the 10 Best Summers Ever, and then click through the decades to see full stats on every summer from 1975 to 2018.See Full Data on Every Summer1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010sThe 10 Best Summer Movie Seasons Ever10. Summer of 2011Box Office Total: ,162,184,886 (adjusted for inflation)Tomatometer Average: 58.72%Cultural Ranking: 17/44Significant Films: Bridesmaids, Captain America: The First Avenger, Crazy Stupid Love, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Help, Midnight in Paris, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Thor, X-Men: First Class, Winnie the PoohAs noted further down this list, sequels and reboots were an age-old tradition long before 2011 rolled around, but this summer was especially full of them. One sequel in particular ruled every other film this year, and that was the hotly anticipated final installment of the Harry Potter series. The Deathly Hallows – Part 2 not only earned the top box office spot, but it was also the best-reviewed film of the summer (Certified Fresh at 96%), and whether or not you feel it was plagued by sequelitis or reboot fever, the rest of the year s summer was no slouch, either. We got breakout hits like Bridesmaids, awards contenders like Beginners, The Help, and Midnight in Paris, an animated gem in Winnie the Pooh, acclaimed reboots of Planet of the Apes and X-Men (OK, so that one isn t technically a reboot, but it also kinda was), and the introduction of both Captain America and Thor into the the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thanks to a more than solid box office showing, a decent Tomatometer average, and a handful of films that have helped shape the movie landscape in the ensuing years, 2011 just managed to eke its way into our overall top 10.9. Summer of 1979Box Office Total: ,930,224,349 (adjusted for inflation)Tomatometer Average: 67.09%Cultural Ranking: 10/44Significant Films: Alien, The Amityville Horror, Apocalypse Now, Breaking Away, Escape from Alcatraz, Monty Python s Life of Brian, Moonraker, The Muppet Movie, Phantasm, Rocky IIThis would be the last year that a horror film would top the summer box office in North America. The movie that pulled it off was The Amityville Horror (29% on the Tomatometer), which also holds the less impressive distinction of being the second-worst–reviewed movie to top a summer box office in our data set (no. 1 is 2009’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, with a Tomatometer of 19%). It’s appropriate that a horror film came out on top in 1979, as this was a year defined by big horror smashes, most of which we remember more frequently, and more fondly, than Amityville — think of titles like Alien and Phantasm. And, speaking of horror, it was also the year that Francis Ford Coppola unleashed Apocalypse Now upon the world (remarkably, the dark, epic war drama was third at the box office for the summer). 1979 had a very high average Tomatometer, as well as enough cultural high points, across many genres, to put it nearer the top of the list – The Muppet Movie, Life of Brian, Moonraker – but a relatively low overall box office means it remains at the back end of the top 10.8. Summer of 1989Box Office Total: ,445,649,578 (adjusted for inflation)Tomatometer Average: 58.88%Cultural Ranking: 4/44Significant Films: The Abyss, Batman, Dead Poets Society, Do the Right Thing, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Lethal Weapon 2, Licence to Kill, Parenthood, Road House, Sex, Lies Videotape, Weekend at Bernie s, When Harry Met SallyHollywood had truly fallen head over heels for sequels by 1989 — a full quarter of this summer s top 20 box office earners were part twos or later installments in franchises. Two sequels earned a place in the top three films of the summer, and year, at the box office (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, followed by Lethal Weapon 2), while for Star Trek and A Nightmare on Elm Street (just outside the top 20 of the summer at 21), we were onto our fifth films in their respective series. But it was an original, of sorts — Tim Burton’s Batman — that would dominate the season and, some say, redefine the modern blockbuster. The film broke all sorts of opening weekend records, established the opening weekend as the thing to watch, and, like the blockbusters of today, was supported by a seemingly endless marketing campaign that put awareness through the roof. The movie’s impact on cinema for the three decades that followed is a big part of the reason why 1989 scored big points when we were considering cultural impact. But while the caped crusader was sucking up a lot of the oxygen in the room, there was enough air for the likes of seminal comedies like When Harry Met Sally and Weekend at Bernie s to make an impact, as well as classics like Dead Poets Society, Parenthood, and Road House (don’t fight us on this one). Also, worth noting, and celebrating: the summer of 1989 gave us the first big breakout films of Spike Lee (Do The Right Thing) and Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies and Videotape).7. Summer of 1981Box Office Total: ,229,262,780 (adjusted for inflation)Tomatometer Average: 60.50%Cultural Ranking: 5/44Significant Films: An American Werewolf in London, Arthur, Blow Out, Clash of the Titans, Dragonslayer, Escape from New York, The Great Muppet Caper, Heavy Metal, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman II1981 was the year the world first met Indiana Jones – and it turned out that the world liked what it saw. Raiders of the Lost Ark topped the summer with almost 0 million, and its 80s sequels would be the second highest earners of their summers, with Temple of Doom just bested by Ghostbusters in 1984 and The Last Crusade coming in behind Tim Burton’s Batman in 1989. Spielberg had already dominated a summer prior to 1981 with Jaws, but with Indy he had given life — as Lucas had done with Star Wars — to a character and idea that could spawn a franchise which would dominate summer moviegoing for decades to come. (Speaking of, Superman II and The Great Muppet Caper also made an impact in the warm months of 1981). Perhaps the big surprise of the summer was Arthur (88% on the Tomatometer), the Dudley Moore comedy, which came in third at the box office with almost 0 million; its sequel was a disaster on all fronts, earning just 14% on the Tomatometer and about million. [Note: This piece originally said Spielberg had dominated two summers prior to 1981, with Jaws and E.T. The latter film was released in 1982; the article has been updated to correct the error.]6. Summer of 2002Box Office Total: ,252,688,780 (adjusted for inflation)Tomatometer Average: 60.68%Cultural Ranking: 21/44Significant Films: About a Boy, The Bourne Identity, Lilo Stitch, Men in Black II, Minority Report, Signs, Spider-Man, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, xXx2002 may not immediately strike you as a big year for summer movies, but it raked in quite a bit of cash and ranked in the top third from our data set by average Tomatometer. Plus, it s difficult to downplay the significance of Sam Raimi s Spider-Man, which was not only a hit with critics, but also became the third highest-grossing film of all time in its initial run, behind only Titanic and Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. Beyond that, while the first X-Men movie a couple of years prior proved there was still interest in superhero films after the Batman franchise had begun to flounder, Spider-Man s tremendous success helped pave the way for future endeavors in the genre. You know, for better or worse, depending on how you feel about it. Other than Spider-Man, though, 2002 also introduced the world to a more contemporary spy with the initials J.B. in The Bourne Identity, which would make an action star out of Matt Damon and spawn a franchise of its own. Finally, this summer brought us a pair of benchmark sci-fi films from two well-known directors: M. Night Shyamalan s Signs was his last Certified Fresh movie until he achieved the distinction again a decade and a half later with 2017 s Split, and the Certified Fresh 91% that Steven Spielberg s Minority Report received would be met (2015 s Bridge of Spies) or exceeded (Catch Me If You Can, which was released later the same year and reached 96%) by the director only twice in the subsequent 16 years.5. Summer of 1977Box Office Total: ,498,651,999 (adjusted for inflation)Tomatometer Average: 64.4%Cultural Ranking: 12/44Significant Films: The Kentucky Fried Movie, The Hills Have Eyes, The Rescuers, Smokey and the Bandit, Sorcerer, The Spy Who Loved Me, Star Wars, SuspiriaNot content to sit back while his buddy Steven Spielberg basked in the glow of Jaws, George Lucas decided to drop a game-changer of his own in 1977, and it not-so-quietly became one of the biggest game-changers of all time. Our data revealed that only 10 of the 43 years we examined featured a film that was not only the best-reviewed but also the biggest box office earner of the summer, and Star Wars is the earliest example to show up on the list. Yes, there was another James Bond movie this year (The Spy Who Loved Me), as well as an early cult-favorite John Landis comedy (The Kentucky Fried Movie), and even one of the most celebrated horror films of all time (Suspiria). But Luke, Leia, and Han ruled 1977 and kickstarted a multi-billion dollar franchise comprised of films, tv series, books, video games, toys, and more that s still going strong to this day. Lucas achieved the kind of ubiquitous pop culture influence that few other filmmakers if any at all will ever see, and even if it had been the only movie released during this summer, 1977 would still have ranked as one of the more important blockbuster years in history.4. Summer of 2015Box Office Total: ,093,563,710 (adjusted for inflation)Tomatometer Average: 61.28%Cultural Ranking: 19/44Significant Films: Amy, Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Entourage, Inside Out, Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, Minions, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, Shaun the Sheep Movie, Spy, Straight Outta Compton, TrainwreckIf nothing else, Jurassic World was a testament to how incredible Steven Spielberg s Jurassic Park was. The 1993 original is one of the most celebrated and beloved films in the director s distinguished career, and after a 14-year hiatus following the decidedly lackluster Jurassic Park III (50% on the Tomatometer), fans were beside themselves in anticipation of the new installment, even without Spielberg at the helm. And boy, did people show up to see this one. After ending its initial run as the third highest-grossing film of all time, period, Jurassic World still currently sits in seventh position, having been gently knocked down a few spots by the likes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens later that same year and, you know, a couple of Avengers movies. Apart from Jurassic World, though, 2015 also brought us a number of outright amazing films. Pixar s Inside Out was the third-biggest earner of the summer, but it also received rave reviews and became the highest-rated film of the season, as well as one of the best-reviewed animated films of all time. Likewise, the year s highly anticipated new installment of the Mad Max franchise, Fury Road, is currently the best-reviewed action movie of all time. Add titles like Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, the surprise hit action-comedy Spy, another animated treat in Shaun the Sheep Movie, and F. Gary Gray s musical biopic Straight Outta Compton, which scored the biggest opening of any film by a black director (before he bested himself in 2017 with The Fate of the Furious), and it was a pretty impressive summer on several counts.3. Summer of 1984Box Office Total: ,206,212,855 (adjusted for inflation)Tomatometer Average: 64.08%Cultural Ranking: 2/44Significant Films: Ghostbusters, Gremlins, The Karate Kid, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Last Starfighter, The Neverending Story, Once Upon a Time in America, Purple Rain, Red Dawn, Revenge of the Nerds, Sixteen CandlesThe pull of nostalgia has admittedly become a tad cloying these days, but longing for the movies of summers past isn t entirely unreasonable if those summers are anything like 1984. Some of the most beloved films of the decade adventures and teen films and children s fantasies and comedies of all stripes came from the summer of 1984 and became definitive icons of the era. It was an embarrassment of riches, really, and we d be lucky to experience another year so chock-full of cultural touchstones. Ivan Reitman, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Dan Aykroyd (no disrespect to Ernie Hudson; we love you too!) joined forces for Ghostbusters, one of the greatest comedies ever; Joe Dante unleashed a horde of cute but deadly critters both horrifying and hilarious in Gremlins; Daniel-san and Mr. Miyagi showed us the effectiveness of waxing on and off, and the power of a crane kick (but were they the villains all along?); Falkor made everyone long for a luck dragon of their own; and Indiana Jones sat down to a meal of monkey brains and faced down a cult leader who spent his leisure time ripping people s hearts out of their chests just to name a few. The cultural impact this run of films has had over the decades is huge: Ghostbusters was recently rebooted, the next Indiana Jones movie is currently in the works, and the YouTube Red series Cobra Kai turned out to be a surprise winner. On top of all that, 1984 s films were also influential in a much more tangible way: uproar over Temple of Doom and Gremlins ultimately resulted in the creation of the PG-13 rating, which is basically the bread and butter of the movie industry today.2. Summer of 2008Box Office Total: ,292,073,950 (adjusted for inflation)Tomatometer Average: 58.44%Cultural Ranking: 6/44Significant Films: The Dark Knight, Hellboy II, The Incredible Hulk, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Iron Man, Mamma Mia!, Man on Wire, Pineapple Express, Sex and the City, Step Brothers, Tropic ThunderLike it or loathe it, superhero movies dominate our current cinema, and 2008 was perhaps the single most significant year for the genre. In July, we had The Dark Knight, which was, until 2018’s Black Panther, the best-reviewed live-action superhero movie of all time, and which featured arguably the best performance ever given in a movie like this, with Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning turn as the Joker. As Tim Burton had done with Batman almost 20 years before, Christopher Nolan redefined blockbuster cinema again – it could be dark, so serious, and great. And it helped if it was about Batman. Just two months before The Dark Knight’s release, Marvel Studios was doing its own redefining, releasing Iron Man and kicking off phase one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: 22 Fresh films later, Marvel Studios’ tentpoles are rivaled only by new Star Wars and Jurassic movies. Away from all that spandex, 2008 also gifted us with a landmark Pixar flick (Wall-E), a not-so-well-loved but lucrative Indiana Jones movie, and one of the greatest documentaries of all time, according to the Tomatometer (Man on Wire). For its huge impact on the decade of cinema that followed, and a very healthy box office – the sixth highest-earning year from our data set – 2008 is the salutatorian of our summer movie season class.1. Summer of 1982Box Office Total: ,531,699,214 (adjusted for inflation)Tomatometer Average: 67.3%Cultural Ranking: 1/44Significant Films: Blade Runner, Conan the Barbarian, E.T., Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, An Officer and a Gentleman, Poltergeist, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Thing, TronIf Jaws introduced the idea of the summer blockbuster season to the world in 1975, Hollywood essentially produced a near-perfect version of it just seven years later. We could break down the individual releases in analysis, but really, the slate of movies speaks for itself. 1982 offered up a wealth of enduring, genre-defining sci-fi classics, from Blade Runner and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan to Tron, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which not only topped the box office but also earned the highest Tomatometer score of any film that summer. We also got iconic entries in several genres, including horror (The Thing, Poltergeist), comedy (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), and romantic drama (the groundbreaking An Officer and a Gentleman, for which Louis Gosset Jr. became the first black actor to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar). This is the kind of lineup that inspires teens to theater-hop, and thanks to a decent box office take, a phenomenal Tomatometer average, and a wealth of culturally significant films, 1982 is officially the best summer ever!See Full Data on Every Summer1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s
It s November, which means we re about to be bombarded with awards season contenders, and this year, we ve got an embarrassment of riches on the release calendar. We ve got a Mr. Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), a sequel to a wildly popular Disney film (Frozen II), a historical drama starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones (The Aeronauts), a crime thriller written by Lena Waithe with Daniel Kaluuya (Queen Slim), an acclaimed festival darling written by and starring Shia LaBeouf (Honey Boy), just to name a few. And guess what? Not a single one of those made it into our top five most anticipated movies of November. Read on to see what Rotten Tomatoes users and our fans on social media are looking forward to this month.1. Doctor Sleep (2019) 78%2,245 Want-to-See Votes#1 pick by our Facebook and Twitter fans, #3 pick by our Instagram fansOpens November 8Given the popularity of Stephen King adaptations and the iconic nature of The Shining, it shouldn t be too shocking to see Doctor Sleep at the top of our list this week. But with so much good stuff coming out in November, we have to admit it s a little bit surprising. Based on the eponymous 2013 novel, the film follows a grown-up Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) as he investigates an evil cult responsible for kidnapping children who share his extrasensory gift. Reviews for the film have been positive overall so far, calling the sort-of-sequel a more contemplative type of horror film that nevertheless features plenty of callbacks to The Shining and a few chills of its own.2. The Irishman (2019) 95%1,369 Want-to-See Votes#1 pick by our Instagram fans, #3 pick by our Facebook and Twitter fansOpens November 1 (limited); available to stream November 27 (Netflix)While The Irishman is technically getting a limited theatrical release, most folks will have to wait until the film becomes available on Netflix later in the month. Honestly, that might be for the better, considering its 3.5-hour runtime. Martin Scorsese s epic drama brings together Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Harvey Keitel to recount the exploits of Frank Sheeran, an enforcer for the Buffalino crime family who may or may not have been partially responsible for the famous disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa in 1975. The announcement of the film came with a big to-do about the computerized de-aging that would be utilized, but those who have seen it say it s not an issue at all, and Scorsese has delivered yet another masterpiece. It s already Certified Fresh, and you can bet a lot of people are going to stream it when it drops on the 27th.3. Knives Out (2019)#2 pick by our Instagram and Twitter fans, #4 pick by our Facebook fansOpens November 27Rian Johnson endured a fair amount of criticism from certain corners of the internet after the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but Knives Out is decidedly more within his wheelhouse, and the critics who have seen the film already say it s a return to form for him. Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Michael Shannon headline an ensemble cast in this classic whodunit about a peculiar detective is enlisted to unravel the mystery behind the murder of a wealthy crime novelist, who was killed while the whole family was gathered for his 85th birthday. This was the second-most anticipated film for our Instagram and Twitter followers, and it s also already Certified Fresh.4. Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) 70%
Linda Hamilton returns to the big screen this month as Sarah Connor some 28 years since she last played the character in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The original Sarah Connor s re-emergence in Terminator: Dark Fate has many fans of no-BS, ass-kicking sci-fi heroines wondering if and when Sigourney Weaver might similarly return to play Ellen Ripley in a new Alien film. One can dream. To celebrate the return of Hamilton to the Terminator franchise, we re releasing a special episode of our Versus series, pitting Sarah Connor against Ellen Ripley. We re breaking down the competition by Tomatometer, box office receipts, the enemies they ve faced, and letting them duke it out in one special wild card round. Join Mark Ellis as he steers us through an epic sci-fi battle: Sarah Connor vs. Ripley.Terminator: Dark Fate is in theaters November 1.
King of the Crop: Jumanji Destroys the Competition(Photo by Sony Pictures)Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle opened on a Wednesday, five days after the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and in its first five days, it grossed .77 million. Jumanji: The Next Level took just three days to make million, way ahead of its ultra-conservative estimates of just million. That may only be the 13th best start for a film in the month of December, but if it follows suit with the other films like it, The Next Level should pass 0 million with no issue. Sony has a much higher number in mind, given that Jungle had the second-best December multiple of all time (after Avatar) when it earned 11.18 times its opening Fri-Sun weekend, amounting to over 0 million domestic. Another 7 million internationally gave the film enough (2 million) to place among the Top 50 grossing films ever; a spot it is likely to relinquish soon after The Rise of Skywalker opens. Can The Next Level reach the 0 million level? Only 12 other films to have started in December (including the limited release of American Sniper, which broke through in January) have done it. Four are Lord of the Rings/Hobbit films, three are Star Wars, two are from James Cameron, and the others are Aquaman and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Budgeted at 5 million, The Next Level’s global total currently stands at 3 million and will have no problem turning a profit for Sony.Rotten Returns: Richard Jewell and Black Christmas Fail to Make an Impact‘Tis the season not to release films about terrorist bombings and serial killers. It is hard to say whether or not the accompanying controversy over the portrayal of a journalist in Richard Jewell really kept people away, but a Clint Eastwood film without a big star at its center (like Tom Hanks, Bradley Cooper or… Clint Eastwood) is normally not a big draw. The last Eastwood film without any of those faces in front of the camera to gross over million was 2003’s Mystic River. But the last of his films to open as weak as Jewell ( million) was, ironically, True Crime, back in 1999. Eastwood the actor only drew a .27 million opening for that February release, which went on to gross just .64 million. His Best Picture nominee, Letters from Iwo Jima, made just .75 million. Jewell may still find itself grossing over million, but it will rank as one of the lowest-grossing wide releases of his career and one of the bigger losers, given its million budget.Then there is Black Christmas, the second remake of Bob Clark’s first great Christmas film from 1974. The 2006 remake opened to just .72 million and finished with .27 million. The 2019 version did not do much better, with a .4 million start after what turned out to be an against-the-odds projection of -12 million. Horror has not been a popular genre to release in December, and the numbers show why. Going all the way back to 1981, only three horror films have opened to more than million in December (Scream 2, Krampus, and the 1998 remake of Psycho) and only four horror films have grossed over million (Scream, Scream 2, Krampus, and Dracula 2000.) In Blumhouse fashion, the budget for Black Christmas was only million, so it is not some major financial disaster, but if it fails to reach the million benchmark set by the 2006 remake (Rotten at 14%), that has to stand as a big disappointment.The Top 10 and Beyond: Frozen II Hangs on, Uncut Gems and Bombshell Are Solid in Limited TheatersThe champion of the past three weeks fell to second place, as Frozen II missed becoming the 45th film to gross more than million in its fourth weekend of wide release, though its .18 million raised its tally to 6.54 million, which is the 19th best ever after 24 days. That s about million higher than The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had back in 2013, when it was the original Frozen’s November partner in grossing 0 million. Frozen II’s fourth weekend is also around million more so we should expect no less than 0 million domestic in its pocket by the end of its run. Most importantly, though, Frozen II has become Disney’s 6th film this year to cross the billion-dollar mark which makes it the 38th highest-grossing film ever, and it will ultimately join the Top 25. The original Frozen currently ranks 15th, with .274 billion. Frozen II is only 2 million behind right now.Then we have two films making their runs toward 0 million. Ford v Ferrari is nearly there after another .14 million this weekend. Its total stands at .2 million domestic, but it is the 5 million global tally that lingers for Fox, as that is still around million behind where it needs to be to recoup its costs. Rian Johnson’s Knives Out is already into profit for Lionsgate and is now just trying to leg it out to the milestone. With .8 million so far, the murder mystery is hitching a ride on the numbers that Creed had at this point, within a million behind of both it’s 19-day tally and its third weekend. Creed finished with 9 million. That is a number that Ferrari is also headed towards and even with Knives a few million behind its pace it looks like it should still cross the finish line and may even pass Ferrari worldwide as it currently has 2 million.Benny and Josh Safdie’s Uncut Gems (92%) with Adam Sandler had a stellar showing in just five theaters grossing 5,498. While that is the second best per-theater-average of the year (5,099) behind just Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite (8,072 in each of three theaters), it is the fourth-best ever for a film released in five theaters. Only La La Land (1,104), The Master (6,311), and Brokeback Mountain (7,425) opened better. Gems also just missed a personal best PTA for A24, passing such notable titles as Lady Bird (,109) and this year’s The Farewell (,916), but was just behind Moonlight (0,519) as the all-time champion. We will see if the estimates come out higher on Monday. The studio’s ,000+ PTAs have all grossed at least .3 million. The Safdies last film, Good Time with Robert Pattinson, grossed a total of .02 million.The list of four-theater openings is a little steeper, but Jay Roach’s Bombshell nevertheless had a solid showing this weekend. With 2,000 the Fox News sexual harassment expose became the 15th best opening within that group ahead. Among the top 15 films in that group, 11 of them were nominated for Best Picture (with The Farewell TBD) including the aforementioned American Sniper (the all-time champ with 3,667) and Moonlight, which went on to win the Oscar, as did Birdman (4,397).Terrence Malick’s latest, A Hidden Life, had a less than great showing with just ,000 in five theaters. That comes between his last two narrative releases, Song to Song (,559 / Rotten at 43%) and Knight of Cups (,551 / Rotten at 47%), which were only in four theaters initially. A Hidden Life’s PTA (,400) is the director’s third lowest since his return to cinema in 1998 with The Thin Red Line and could be second lowest if the estimates fall. This has to be cited as a big disappointment for Fox Searchlight, who released the three-hour film featuring his first positive score with critics (78%) since The Tree of Life in 2011.This Time Last Year: Spider-Verse Swings into First Place(Photo by Sony Pictures Animation)The Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature first took the #1 spot at the box office this weekend. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse opened to .36 million, doubling the take by Clint Eastwood’s The Mule, which began with .50 million. In turn, Eastwood’s film more than doubled the start of Mortal Engines (.55 million) which ultimately barely doubled its opening weekend to become one of the biggest bombs of 2018. Both Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Ralph Breaks the Internet passed 0 million, and Creed II got over 0 million. James Wan’s Aquaman earned .9 million in special previews and that was good enough to grab the tenth slot on the list. Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk opened to 4,476 in four theaters, which amounted to the eighth best per-theater-average of the year. The Top Ten films grossed 1.64 million and averaged 67% on the Tomatometer.This year’s Top Ten grossed an estimated 2.24 Million and averaged 76.7% with critics.On the Vine: Jumanji Is Back, Along with a Slew of Awards Hopefuls(Photo by © Lucasfilm)The week fans both young and old have been waiting decades for is finally here: The big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats arrives to storm the box office with its blend of live-action FX wizardry and angel-like lyrics. All kidding aside, while that all remains to be seen, it is also the week that the Skywalker Saga comes to an end. For years, fans all over the world have been anticipating the conclusion of the nine-film arc that George Lucas hinted at so many years ago. And now Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Episode IX of the series, arrives and will undoubtedly be one of the biggest hits of 2019 and ultimately give Disney its 7th billion-dollar film of the year and push their grosses to over billion.The Full Top 10: December 13-15Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) 71% – .1 million (.1 million total)Frozen II (2019) 78% – .18 million (6.54 million total)Knives Out (2019) 97% – .25 million (.91 million total)Richard Jewell (2019) 77% – million ( million total)Black Christmas (2019) 39% – .42 million (.42 million total)Ford v Ferrari (2019) 92% – .14 million (.12 million total)Queen & Slim (2019) 83% – .6 million (.17 million total)A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) 95% – .35 million (.32 million total)Dark Waters (2019) 89% – (.89 million total)21 Bridges (2019) 54% – .19 million (.36 million total)
亚博登录网址多少 This fresh take on Bonnie and Clyde came from the mind of Lena Waithe and is based on a story by James Frey. (Yes, it s the I lied to Oprah James Frey, but try not to hold that against the film.) In the debut feature film from Melina Matsoukas (director of Beyonce s Formation music video), we follow Queen and Slim, two strangers who end up on the run together and maybe fall in love. RT was lucky enough to screen a few minutes of the film, and what we saw was enough to make two bold predictions: Queen and Slim might be in the awards conversation, and Daniel Kaluuya could very well pull another Oscar nod. With Get Out and Widows, the British actor has quietly morphed into one of the hottest young talents working; what he is able to to do in one conversation with co-star Jodie Turner-Smith is nothing short of spectacular.Adam Driver, Marriage Story (2019) 94%(Photo by Netflix)Noah Baumbach was at one time less than thrilled that his 2017 release The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) was picked up by streaming giant Netflix; he had been very much hoping for a traditional studio run. However, those ill feelings have seemingly subsided, as he chose to produce his latest film entirely under the Netflix banner. (He s in good company at the streamer, with Ava DuVernay, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Soderbergh all releasing projects there.) We have already singled out Scarlett Johansson s Marriage Story performance as one that could go the distance, and her co-star Adam Driver is rumored to be equally impressive. The movie tells the story of a bicoastal breakup and has been described as a modern-day Ordinary People mixed with a dash of Kramer vs. Kramer; it s said to be poignant, intimate, and – like so many other Baumbach films – full of big laughs and tears. Speaking to IndieWire in July, the While We re Young director confessed the film defies categorization: [Marriage Story] is a hidden thriller, a procedural, a romantic comedy, a tragic love story. I felt like this was a subject that could handle all those things.”Matt Damon and Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari (2019) 92%A post-Fox merger world could provide Walt Disney Studios with some chances at Best Actor trophies and, more importantly, something they ve never been able to get: a Best Picture Academy Award. You read that correctly: Disney has never won an Academy Award for Best Picture. Just let that sink in. With the Fox merger, Disney now has a host of titles that will give it a competitive edge for awards, one of the biggest being Ford v. Ferrari. The movie tells the true-life tale of how the Ford Motor Company worked tirelessly to build a car that could beat racing powerhouse Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1966. Starring Matt Damon as famed Ford car designer Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale as racing legend Ken Miles, the film s trailer promises a funny, fast-paced adventure. Both lead actors are coming off recent nominations – Bale for Vice and Damon for The Martian – and with Logan and Walk the Line director James Mangold behind the camera, the odds are very much in their favor.Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems (2019) 91%(Photo by ©A24)When Adam Sandler released his comedy special 100% Fresh earlier this year, everyone here at RT had to crack a smile. Though the comedian s filmography, which is featured heavily in our upcoming book Rotten Movies We Love, is beloved by many, he has not been much of critical darling, especially lately. That being said, when Sandler teams up with indie directors, good things happen. The aforementioned The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) earned the former SNL star his best reviews in years, and Paul Thomas Anderson s indie darling Punch Drunk Love scored Sandler his first Golden Globe nomination. In Uncut Gems, the New York native plays a celebrity jeweler from New York s famed Diamond District who is suddenly thrust into a race-against-the-clock-thriller to get back his merchandise or pay off his debts when one of his couriers is robbed. Robert Pattinson banged around the indie circuit with some strong roles during and after his Twilight years, but it was his frantic performance as a bank robber in the Safdie Brother s Good Time that finally resurrected him in the minds of many critics. It s no wonder Sandler signed on to take the lead in their follow-up film.Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse (2019) 90%Our new Batman – and in this house, we do say Battinson – owes much to the Safdie Brothers Good Time for rehabbing his image in the minds of non-Twilight fans. (OK, and Claire Denis and David Cronenberg and other great indie directors he s been working with.) A supremely talented actor, he has fought hard to do the kinds of roles that inspire him. Back in 2017 at the Savannah Film Festival he said, “I like finding directors who haven’t been fully realized by the wider world yet.” The Lighthouse, which won the Cannes Critics Award, was one of the best-reviewed films of the French film festival. Those lucky enough to catch a screening have dubbed the story of two men trapped in an 1800s lighthouse a gothic horror masterpiece. Willem Dafoe, who last year pulled a nomination for the Vincent van Gogh biopic At Eternity s Gate, is an Academy favorite with five career nominations, and as of today both he and R. Patz are right in the mix to score a nomination. First reviews out of the Cannes Film Festival predicted as much, and nothing has changed since then to slow down either s momentum.Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino, The Irishman (2019) 95%Last year, during the Oscars ceremony, as Netflix was racking up multiple wins from its 15 nominations, the studio opted to play a teaser for Martin Scorsese s upcoming and long-awaited film The Irishman. It was a mic drop moment to be sure, and while the trailer showed no footage or even an official image, the names plastered on the screen were enough: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Martin Scorsese. In a script by Steven Zaillian, The Irishman follows Jimmy Hoffa and a cast of mob characters that includes his former bodyguard, who later confessed to murdering him. Recently, Netflix dropped the teaser trailer, providing a sneak peek of The Irishman that showed off its notorious use of CGI technology to de-age the older cast to their thirties, forties, and fifties. Using technology completely foreign to what we ve seen in the MCU, or will see in Ang Lee s The Gemini Man starring Will Smith, The Irishman has positioned itself for multiple, possible double-digit nominations in technical and above-the-line categories, including possible nominations for its three leads. There is a tendency with awards films to categorize supporting performances as leads and vice-versa – we re looking you Alicia Vikander – but from what we saw, De Niro was firmly in the lead category, with question marks for the rest.Taron Egerton, Rocketman (2019) 89%When Taron Egerton sat down with us earlier this year and broke down how he became Elton John, he confessed it was a transformative experience, nothing short of life-changing. It was something like that for many who watched it, too. The film premiered to acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, and both Egerton and his co-star Jamie Bell were singled out for their memorable performances. In an ultra-crowded field, Egerton has a harder road to get to Oscar night than, say, Rami Malek had last year. His performance has the goods, but as our exhaustive list of lead and potential lead performances suggests, this year is going to be a murderers row of talent.Joaquin Phoenix, Joker (2019) 68%If Joaquin Phoenix can pull off another Oscar nomination for his upcoming role in Todd Phillips The Joker, he will officially be in Meryl Streep territory. Not to say he equals Streep in accomplishments, but whenever he takes a role there s a safe bet he s going to be in the conversation – even if it s a comic-book movie. It s one of the reasons why we re giving his performance in Todd Phillips take on the iconic Batman villain a chance. We don t know much about the film itself, which will debut at the Venice Film Festival, but we ve detailed what we do know about the upcoming feature here. One thing we know for sure is that this is a complete departure from the DCEU. Phoenix takes the lead as the titular villain, giving us a detailed backstory to Batman s greatest rival; and while many predict it will borrow heavily from the comics, it remains independent from any previous origin story. The Gladiator star, who fell short of an Oscar nomination in 2018 for Lynne Ramsay s You Were Never Really Here, looks to have dived headfirst into this new iteration of the character. And though Phillips is mostly known for comedies, he does seem to get the best out of his actors. After all, Bradley Cooper didn t show up for the Hangover III because he was bored.Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) 85%Star power could be the thing that differentiates these two performances in a crowded field. Because, well, they re LEO AND BRAD! Even if the duo doesn t campaign hard, their starry sheen and pedigree could be enough to earn nominations. Also, they gave two of the most universally acclaimed performances of the year – even if the movie they were featured in has divided some critics. DiCaprio is brilliant as the hapless, self-absorbed, aging TV star Rick Dalton, and Pitt s quiet confidence and cocksure smile as strong and silent stuntman Cliff Booth have charmed both critics and audiences alike. They re dynamite together, too. Add in the fact that both stars – and co-star Margot Robbie – are staples on the awards circuit, with recent nominations (and a couple of wins), and you d be hard-pressed argue against either of them making the cut.Antonio Banderas Pain and Glory (2019) 96%If you had told us, after seeing his breakthrough performance in Robert Rodriguez s Desperado, that Antonio Banderas would be the frontrunner for a Best Actor prize some day, we would have said: Of course! He may have been a rarity in awards chatter over the past few decades, but Banderas has always had the chops. Action, romance, comedy, drama: The Mask of Zorro star has excelled in all. This year, however, his eighth collaboration with director Pedro Almodóvar could very well be his time. In a semi-autobiographical story about a filmmaker who struggles with pain and melancholy, partly inspired in part by 8 1/2, Banderas is vulnerable, heartbreaking, and captivating to watch. Since the film premiered at Cannes, Banderas has been getting buzz as – believe it or not – one of the few frontrunners who could unseat the likes of De Niro, DiCaprio, Pesci, or Pitt. A foreign language film is not the safest bet for an acting nomination stats-wise, but after Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director for Roma, anything is possible.Also in contention: Timothée Chalamet (Little Women, The King)Anthony Hopkins (The Pope)Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (Luce)Jonathan Pryce (The Pope)Noah Jupe (Honey Boy)Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name)
亚博登录网址多少 This week s Ketchup brings you another 10 headlines from the world of film development news (the stories about what movies Hollywood is working on for you next), covering such titles as The Batman, Clue, Jurassic World 3, and the next Spider-Man.This WEEK S TOP STORYDISNEY AND SONY MAKE NICE FOR ANOTHER SPIDER-MAN MOVIE IN 2021(Photo by Chuck Zlotnick/ © Columbia Pictures)You may remember that last month, there was a huge story that talks between Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures (and their Marvel Studios) had fallen apart over future Spider-Man movies starring Tom Holland within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Reportedly, Disney and Marvel wanted a 50% cut of future Spider-Man movies , and Sony wasn t willing to budge. People understandably reacted quite passionately to the news, with plenty of folks saying one or the other studio was being greedy at the expense of what the fans wanted. Well, after all of that attention and feedback, the relevant parties started up talks again, resulting in today s big news, which is that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios will indeed work together on a third solo Spider-Man film starring Tom Holland, which will be released on July 16, 2021. The financial compromise calls for Disney to receive 25% of the film s profits (leaving 75% for Sony), down from their original request of 50%. As part of the new deal, Tom Holland will also appear as Spider-Man in one more MCU movie, the title and premise of which haven t been revealed yet. The new release date (7/16/2021) for the next Spider-Man movie is the same as Space Jam 2, a week after Indiana Jones 5 (7/9/2021), and a week before Mission: Impossible 7 (7/23/2021). Marvel Studios other films scheduled for 2021 are: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2/12/2021), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (5/7/2021), and Thor: Love and Thunder (11/5/2021).Other Top Headlines1. MARVEL STUDIOS BOSS KEVIN FEIGE IS DEVELOPING A STAR WARS MOVIE (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)Before the news about Spider-Man broke, this writer thought for sure that the top story of the week was going to be this revelation about the future of Star Wars. In addition to the Star Wars movies that have actually been released since Disney acquired Lucasfilm, there are nearly as many projects that have been rumored or are still in development for the future, past 2020. We re thinking, for example, of the now apparently cancelled Star Wars Story movies for Boba Fett, Obi-Wan, and Yoda, and the projects from both director Rian Johnson and Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. As far as we currently know, the first movie from Benioff and Weiss is still scheduled for December 16, 2022 (with two more to follow in 2024 and 2026). It was announced this week, however, that what appears to be another Star Wars project is being developed by Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige. No other details have been revealed, except that there is reportedly a major actor that Feige hopes to attract. Considering it was reported earlier this year that Feige had been talking to Keanu Reeves about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Reeves is now everyone s top guess as to who Feige is courting. Other names included in this piece by The Hollywood Reporter include previous Marvel stars Hugh Jackman and Michael B. Jordan, current Captain Marvel star Brie Larson, former Dark Knight star Christian Bale, and Leonardo DiCaprio, who has mostly avoided starring in franchise movies.2. JONAH HILL LIKELY JOINING THE BATMAN AS THE RIDDLER(Photo by Glen Wilson/©Sony Pictures Releasing)Few modern actors have transformed themselves within the last 15 years or so quite like Jonah Hill has. Based on some of the speculation this week, it would seem a lot of people haven t actually seen what he looks like since 2010 or so. It all started with the news that Hill had begun early talks with Warner Bros. about joining The Batman (the one starring Robert Pattinson) as one of the superhero reboot s villains. That led many to conjecture about him playing the Penguin, but Collider quickly confirmed that the role Jonah Hill is up for is the Riddler instead. The Penguin is still thought to be in The Batman, but another actor will take on that role. The Jonah Hill news ended up overshadowing the report a few hours earlier that Jeffrey Wright (of HBO s Westworld and the Hunger Games franchise) is also in talks to join The Batman as Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon, taking over the role previously played by Gary Oldman and, briefly, J.K. Simmons. Warner Bros has scheduled The Batman for release on June 25, 2021 (a week before Sing 2, and two weeks before Indiana Jones 5).3. ORIGINAL JURASSIC PARK STARS TO RETURN FOR JURASSIC WORLD 3 (Photo by Universal courtesy Everett Collection)In the past, we ve seen some of the stars from the original Jurassic Park return for sequels, with Sam Neill and Laura Dern returning for Jurassic Park III, and Jeff Goldblum having a small role in last year s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. What hasn t happened yet, however, is all three of them returning for the same movie, and in more than just small roles or cameos. That is, until this week, as Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Sam Neill are all now set to reunite for Jurassic World 3 (6/11/2021). Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, who skipped Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, will return to the franchise with Jurassic World 3 after also recently releasing a Jurassic World short film called Battle at Big Rock. No official premise for Jurassic World 3 has been announced yet, but the most common speculation involves the world s response to the various dinosaurs expanding their dominance over the Earth after escaping into the wild at the end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Jurassic World 3 is scheduled for release on June 11, 2021, which puts it a week after the Micronauts and Sesame Street movies on June 4, 2021.4. THIS WEEK IN RYAN REYNOLDS, PART I: JASON BATEMAN TO DIRECT CLUE REMAKE (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)Sometimes a given star or director will have more than one big story in the same week. That s what happened this week for Ryan Reynolds, who we last saw on the big screen in Pokémon Detective Pikachu (Fresh at 68%), back in May. Let s start with a movie we already knew about, namely the reboot of Clue, based on the popular board game. Clue came out in 1985, and though it currently has a Rotten Tomatometer score of 59%, its legacy suggests fans feel otherwise. Jason Bateman is now in early talks with Fox and Disney to direct and star in the Clue reboot, along with Ryan Reynolds, who is also producing and expected to star. Bateman and Reynolds previously costarred together in 2011 s The Change-Up (Rotten at 25%).5. THIS WEEK IN RYAN REYNOLDS, PART II: A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH WILL FERRELLL(Photo by Hilary Bronwyn Gale / © Focus Features)Not only did we get news about two movies starring Ryan Reynolds this week, but they re both basically remakes/reboots. Unlike Clue, however, the other reboot is something that has been adapted dozens of times in film and television. Reynolds is teaming up with Will Ferrell to star in a new musical adaptation of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. So far, none of the stories about this new project specify which roles Reynolds and Ferrell will be playing, although this writer is going to speculate that Ferrell might be playing Ebenezer Scrooge, and Reynolds might be playing his unlucky and much put-upon employee, Bob Cratchit. (The roles could be going the other way, as well.) Musical adaptations of A Christmas Carol in the past have included the 1970 film Scrooge starring Albert Finney and 1992 s The Muppet Christmas Carol, among others.6. SYLVESTER STALLONE S SUPERHERO MOVIE SAMARITAN SCHEDULED FOR 2020 (Photo by Barry Wetcher/MGM)Now that Sylvester Stallone has starred in what is reportedly the last film in his most popular 1980s action movie franchise, Rambo: Last Blood (Rotten at 26%), it appears he now wants to jump on the superhero bandwagon in earnest. After a brief appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Stallone will now reportedly star in Samaritan, which we first heard about in February. In a time when some movies take decades to get produced (like Will Smith s Gemini Man), Stallone s Samaritan is moving at breakneck speed, as MGM has already scheduled Samaritan for release on November 20, 2020. The director will be Julius Avery, who is coming off last year s World War II zombie movie, Overlord (Certified Fresh at 81%). Other movies coming out in November of 2020 will include Clifford the Big Red Dog (11/13/2020), Disney s Raya and the Last Dragon (11/25/2020), and King Richard (11/25/2020), in which Will Smith will star as the father of future tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams.7. SONY PICTURES CONTINUES SPIDER-VERSE PLANS WITH MADAME WEB Although Marvel Studios retains the film rights to most of their characters, Sony Pictures retains the feature film rights to over 900 Marvel characters who are directly connected to Spider-Man. That number might seem outrageously high, but one has to remember exactly how many Spider-Man comics there have been since the early 1960s, especially since, for decades now, there have been multiple Spider-Man comics running concurrently. That being so, not all of the Spider-Man supporting characters and villains are necessarily well-known, even to most comic book fans. Case in point: Madame Web is one of those lesser-known characters, but that is indeed the latest title that Sony Pictures is now developing with the writers of next year s Spider-Man spinoff vampire movie Morbius (7/31/2020). What remains unclear is which Madame Web this movie will actually be about, as that name has been used by two very different characters in the comics: the elderly blind psychic Cassandra Webb and the much younger superhero (formerly known as Spider-Woman II), Julia Carpenter.8. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON DIRECTOR SAYS, LET S GET SMALL WITH MICRONAUTS (Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)The argument can be made that one of the casualties of the immense popularity of the Star Wars action figures in the late 1970s and early 1980s was the Micronauts toy line, which had just started to take off in 1977 and 1978. The Micronauts toys were relatively innovative in that they allowed for mix-and-match play (you could attach the wheels of one Micronaut to the body of another). However, what Micronauts is best known for today is for inspiring a long-running Marvel Comics series in which the tiny heroes from the Microverse ended up coming to our larger Earth. Paramount Pictures, the studio which has in the past given us movies based on other Hasbro toy lines like Transformers and G.I. Joe, has scheduled Micronauts for release on June 4, 2021, but until this week, we didn t know who might direct it. That job is going to Dean DeBlois, who has spent much of the last decade writing and directing the various movies in the animated How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Micronauts remains scheduled for June 4, 2021, which is the same week as the Sesame Street musical film starring Anne Hathaway, and the week before Jurassic World 3.9. REMAKE FRENZY CONTINUES TO REVISIT THE 1990S WITH NEW JACK CITY (Photo by Warner Bros. courtesy Everett Collection)Hollywood has been hooked on revisiting its past for decades now, with most reboots and remakes usually centered about 20 or 30 years in the past at any given point. We re just now starting to see the focus move on from the 1980s to the 1990s, and the expectation is that the 1990s will continue to be revisited for most of the 2020s. The latest such remake to be announced will take audiences back to 1991 s New Jack City (Fresh at 77%), which was part of a wave of early 1990s urban crime dramas, featuring such future stars as Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, and Chris Rock. Warner Bros. has started development of the New Jack City remake by hiring actor and filmmaker Malcolm M. Mays (Snowfall) to start work on the screenplay. New Jack City was very much about the then-topical crack cocaine epidemic, but it s not yet known if the remake will remain in the early 1990s as a period film, or if the setting will be updated.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.