bob体育官方-投注入口采用百度引擎8（Baidu 8）Few industries enjoy taking really, really long extended holiday vacations quite like Hollywood, and when we get to this time of the year, there s rarely much in the realm of movie development news to discuss. Last week, we covered the year s biggest Fresh news stories, and this week, we re looking at the ones we deemed most Rotten instead.JANUARY: KEVIN HART PASSES GO, WILL COLLECT (AT LEAST) 0, IN MONOPOLY(Photo by Warner Bros.)Kevin Hart s Tomatometer has been getting better in the last few years, starting with his partnership with Dwayne Johnson in Central Intelligence (which carried into their Jumanji movies), and including his voice role in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Certified Fresh at 88%). Before 2016, however, his track record mostly carried a broad series of Rotten splotches, with only a few Fresh tomatoes, and most of those were for his comedy concert films. Hart had several new movies announced in 2019 (including Black Friday, Extreme Job, and remakes of Scrooged and Uptown Saturday Night), but it all started in January with the long-in-development board game adaptation of Monopoly. The idea of a movie based on the classic Monopoly board game has been kicking around for over a decade, including a time when Ridley Scott was attached, but the Monopoly movie we ll actually get sounds a drastic switch. Kevin Hart will star in Monopoly for Lionsgate and Hasbro, with his Ride Along director Tim Story also on board.FEBRUARY: BRAD PITT S ZOMBIE FIGHT ENDS WITH SCRAPPING OF WORLD WAR Z SEQUEL (Photo by Jaap Buitendijk/Paramount Pictures)If you were a big fan of Brad Pitt and director Marc Foster s zombie movie World War Z, February brought some bad news. After years of near-starts and delays, Paramount Pictures finally, apparently definitively, pulled the plug on a World War Z sequel. Pre-production was reportedly already well underway for a six month shoot in Atlanta and other nations around the world, but that also meant the budget exploded to over 0 million, and that was the breaking point for Paramount. Technically, it sounds like World War Z might come back, even with a sequel, in the future, but if it does, it would be with a much lower budget, without Foster directing, and possibly without Brad Pitt as well. [Editor s note: an earlier version listed David Fincher as editor of World War Z. This has been corrected and we regret the error.]MARCH: DISNEY/FOX MERGER LEADS TO SHELVING OF PROMISING X-MEN PROJECTS (Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)In March, Disney finalized its .3 billion deal to acquire the entertainment assets of the Fox film and TV studios. The deal was widely applauded by Marvel Comics fans who are eager to see the X-Men and Fantastic Four characters and properties now available for Marvel Studios in their future movies (though probably not until after 2022). However, that also meant that some/many of the projects that Fox had been developing would be shelved, including X-Force, X-23, Kitty Pryde, and Madrox the Multiple Man. We ll never know what those movies might have been like, and it s definitely possible some would have been Rotten (given Fox s record on recent X-Men movies). They re good examples, however, of the wide scope of Marvel movies we would have gotten if Marvel and Sony also had Fox developing movies every year. How long will it take now for Marvel Studios to go deep enough into their catalog to greenlight movies like Kitty Pryde and Madrox the Multiple Man?APRIL: THE BAD MOMS MOMS TO GET THEIR OWN MOVIE(Photo by STX Entertainment)After Bad Moms earned 3 million globally in the summer of 2016, it was followed by the sequel A Bad Moms Christmas in 2017. That second film introduced grandmother characters played by Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, and Susan Sarandon, and in April, we learned that they re going to get their own movie called Bad Moms Moms. It s not yet known if Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Mila Kunis will reprise their roles as well, or if the third movie might introduce the next set of older great-grandmas (who could then get their own movie called Bad Moms Moms Moms). Both Bad Moms and A Bad Moms Christmas earned Rotten Tomatometer scores at 58% and 30%, respectively.MAY: SONIC THE HEDGEHOG TRAILER BACKLASH SPARKS REDESIGN (Photo by @ Paramount Pictures)Some of the year s most Rotten stories represent missteps that were eventually corrected, but we are looking at these stories as they were at the time. In this case, Paramount appeared to get the message within the same week, but still, at the time, the reaction was very negative. After all, Paramount Pictures should ve seen this one coming. In April, the first Sonic the Hedgehog trailer debuted, and the collective fan backlash against Sonic s design was even louder this time. (The eyes are too small, the nose is at the wrong angle, and the teeth. Where to even begin on the teeth?) The Sonic the Hedgehog missteps were only accentuated by the timing of the trailer in the same week as the first Pokemon Detective Pikachu reviews, as that film has not one but dozens of video game characters that look pretty much exactly like they do in the games. The good news, however, is that Sonic the Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler quickly responded on Twitter, The message is loud and clear you aren t happy with the design you want changes. Those changes came later in the year as we got a new Sonic the Hedgehog trailer in which he did indeed look a lot more like he does in the games. Sonic the Hedgehog is now scheduled as a Valentine s release on 2/14/2020.JUNE: SECURITY CAMERAS TO BE HAUNTED AGAIN IN PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 7 (Photo by Paramount Pictures)It s now been over four years since 2015 s Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension earned the franchise s lowest box office to date, domestically earning one fifth less than the first film. The Paranormal Activity movies were also relatively affordable to produce, so it was probably inevitable that Paramount Pictures would want to start making them again. Producer Jason Blum (of Blumhouse Productions) is now developing Paranormal Activity 7 for Paramount, although the premise isn t yet known (though it seems obvious that it will probably be another found footage horror film). The Tomatometer scores for the last three films (24%, 39%, and 15%, respectively) don t offer much hope for the next installment, unfortunately. Since this news broke in June, Paramount has scheduled Paranormal Activity 7 for release on March 19, 2021, up against the second Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander, and the week before The Boss Baby 2.JULY: LOOK WHO S REMAKING LOOK WHO S TALKING(Photo by TriStar Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)One of the oddest examples of movies that ended up getting two sequels to justify it becoming a trilogy might arguably be 1989 s Look Who s Talking (Rotten at 59%), which was followed in 1990 by Look Who s Talking Too (Rotten at 14%), and in 1993 by Look Who s Talking Now (Rotten at 0%). John Travolta and Kirstie Alley starred in those movies about talking babies, and in the third movie, talking dogs. Despite those critical drubbings, Sony Pictures is now developing a Look Who s Talking reboot to be written and directed by Jeremy Garelick, whose 2015 comedy The Wedding Ringer earned a Rotten score at 27%. It s not yet known if Bruce Willis or any of the other voice actors might return for the reboot (but they probably won t).
(Photo by HBO, Marvel Studios)2019 is a big no, a huge year for a couple of pop culture s most beloved franchises. Over the past decade and change, the juggernaut Marvel Cinematic Universe has unleashed 21 blockbuster movies held together by a few common threads, and on April 26, one of those threads will come to a glorious, three-hour-long, action- and drama-filled conclusion in Avengers: Endgame. On the small screen, HBO struck Lannister gold when its adaptation of George R.R. Martin s popular A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novel series, Game of Thrones, debuted in 2011 and became a global hit. On April 14, the much anticipated eighth and final season premieres it s been over a year and a half since season 7! and viewers are understandably eager to find out how the saga will end.Thankfully, those of us who have followed along with both journeys haven t been forced to choose between the two, barring any unforeseen circumstances, and most everyone who wants to see both Thanos and the Night King defeated should be able to do so. But what if you were forced to choose? What if you could only watch Avengers: Endgame or the final season of Game of Thrones? Which would you sacrifice, and which would you see? We had two RT staffers maker their case, and then you can vote below and make your case in the comments.I Choose Game of Thrones(Photo by HBO)The Marvel movies are great entertainment, and I have a blast every time I go to see one, but I just don t have the same kind of emotional investment in the Avengers that I do in the fates of Dany, Tyrion, Jon, and the Starks. Game of Thrones did such a spectacular job of taking each of them through their individual character arcs and then bringing them all back together again and, in the case of Daenerys, introducing her to the others that I just couldn t not find out what happens to them. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and the other big players in the MCU who are done or close to done playing their roles will absolutely be missed, and their characters have been fun to watch, but their stories aren t nearly as significantly intertwined as the characters stories in Game of Thrones are. Plus, we re talking about seven-plus hours of storytelling in Thrones final season; that s more than double the length of Endgame, which is admittedly a long movie that will likely feature some definitive moments for the franchise but that franchise will ultimately continue on. After season 8, Game of Thrones as we know it will be done, and no, the prequels do not count. At the end of the day, as sprawling as Game of Thrones has been at times, it s still a more complete, more focused story than the MCU as a whole has been, so I d be way more sad about missing the final season than I would be about missing Endgame.I Choose Avengers: Endgame(Photo by Marvel Studios)We ve never seen big-screen storytelling like we ve gotten with Marvel s literally game-changing Cinematic Universe. As a fan of the comics, it s been thrilling to see some of their marquee characters brought to life with such style and craft by some of Hollywood s brightest stars and best talents behind the camera. As a child, I never would have dreamed that a bunch of superheroes would rule the movies, but here we are, and the ride has been amazing. Robert Downey Jr., of course, turned out to be the perfect Tony Stark, and whatever else he does after this, he ll forever be remembered for that role, so it s unthinkable to me that I might miss his inevitable departure from the franchise. The same goes for Chris Evans Steve Rogers. Plus, I practically grew up with these characters, watching them on their individual journeys and cheering when they were allowed to share screen time. Marvel was also really smart about the way they seeded the Thanos storyline, beginning with his appearance in the first Avengers movie s mid-credits stinger remember that? and leading all the way up to Avengers: Infinity War. This is the battle I ve been waiting years to see, and I m not about to miss it, not only because it promises to be an epic one for the ages, but also because it will probably serve as the swan song for some of Hollywood s most beloved big-screen characters. Don t get me wrong; I love Game of Thrones too, but I ve invested over a decade of my life in these movies and these characters, and I am looking forward to Endgame like no other movie I can recall in recent memory. 换衣游戏画面优美，操作简单，可以根据自己的喜好自由搭配和塑造，很受年轻女孩的欢迎。那么现在什么是有趣的化妆游戏呢？以下是十大化妆手游的列表。让我们看看。
Author Richard Connell s 1924 short story The Most Dangerous Game, in which a big-game hunter is hunted by a Russian aristocrat on a remote island, has been adapted for the screen several times since its publication, and more than a few of those films have taken creative liberties with the source material. In 1972 s The Woman Hunt, there were multiple victims, and they were all women; 1987 s Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity set the action in space; and 1993 s Hard Target gave us Jean-Claude Van Damme in a mullet. The latest alternate take on the story comes to us via The Hunt, which casts a gaggle of insufferable liberal elites as the hunters and a dozen deplorables as their prey. Originally slated for release in September of 2019, the film was delayed in the wake of mass shootings in Dayton, OH and El Paso, TX, as well as some high-profile backlash from none other than Donald Trump himself. Presumably, the dust has settled enough that Universal feels comfortable releasing the film, and critics say it s kind of a mixed bag. Taken on its own merits as an action thriller infused with pitch-black comedy, it s not bad, but its efforts to skewer the political divide largely miss the mark, resulting in clumsy attempts at social satire and exaggerated caricatures that are difficult for anyone to relate to. GLOW star Betty Gilpin handles herself admirably in the central heroic role, and there s plenty of blood and guts to go around on all sides, but if there s anything to get riled up about here, it s that the end result wasn t a smarter movie.bob体育官方-投注入口We re now in the heart of the summer movie season, so it shouldn t shock anyone to learn that the movies audiences are most looking forward to include a Pixar film, a superhero blockbuster, and a sci-fi adventure. What might be more surprising is that, in a triumph of counterprogramming, a high-concept fantasy musical and a deadpan zombie comedy also made the list. Read on to find out the five most anticipated movies by Rotten Tomatoes users and our fans on social media in June.1. Toy Story 4 (2019) 97%9,043 Want-to-See Votes#1 pick by our Facebook and Instagram fans, #2 pick by our Twitter fansOpens June 21Toy Story 3 gave us all a satisfying, emotional franchise finale, so it was something of a surprise when we learned the good folks at Pixar were planning to revive the series with a fourth installment. That hasn t dampened the enthusiasm for the series, though, as Toy Story 4 sits comfortably at the top of this month s list of most anticipated movies. Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the gang plus an old friend and some new additions are on hand to continue the story as Andy s younger sister Bonnie makes a new toy at school who s not so thrilled about being a toy. This one topped our Facebook and Instagram polls, and easily amassed the most Want-to-See votes.2. Dark Phoenix (2019) 22%5,982 Want-to-See Votes#1 pick by our Twitter fans, #3 pick by our Facebook fans, #5 pick by our Instagram fansOpens June 7With the recent acquisition of Fox s film and TV branches by Disney, it s probably going to be some time before we see the X-Men back on the big screen, so Dark Phoenix might be the last we see of the series for the foreseeable future (we re thinking of New Mutants as sort of an offshoot of the main series). With that in mind, it s probably appropriate that the existing franchise is going out with a bang, adapting one of the most iconic stories from the comics. Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and the rest of the younger, soft-rebooted mutants return to explore the darker side of Turner s Jean Grey, who becomes unstable after a mysterious encounter in space. This one resonated the most with our Twitter fans, and it amassed the second-highest number of Want-to-See votes.3a. Men in Black: International (2019) 23%3,268 Want-to-See Votes#3 pick by our Instagram and Twitter fans, #5 pick by our Facebook fansOpens June 14Next up, we ve got a tie for third, so we ll start with the revival of the Men in Black franchise. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are nowhere to be found at least, that s what we assume, barring a surprise cameo from them in the movie and this time, the focus shifts to MiB s London branch, where a rookie agent played by Tessa Thompson is partnered up with Chris Hemsworth s veteran Agent H to track down a mole in the organization. Here s hoping the chemistry they displayed in Thor: Ragnarok wasn t a fluke.3b. Yesterday (2019) 63%
Shia Labeouf isn t exactly known for earnest, heartfelt dramas, but when the trailer dropped for his latest movie, The Peanut Butter Falcon, audiences knew to expect something different. After the film s premiere at South by Southwest earlier this year, critics confirmed what curious moviegoers had been suspecting: it s a sweet, nuanced adventure movie with outstanding performances from its ensemble cast. The story centers on a young man with Down syndrome (played by Zack Gottsagen), who escapes his nursing home in order to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. With a well-meaning caretaker (Dakota Johnson) from his nursing home in pursuit, he joins up with a petty criminal with problems of his own (LaBeouf) to blaze a trail through the deltas of the American Southeast en route to a training facility for wrestlers in North Carolina.Ahead of the release of the film this week, the trio of stars sat down with RT editor Jacqueline Coley to talk about what it was like to make the film, and it was clear that all three had found something special. Watch the interview above to see how they got so close during filming, what they d like people to remember about them, and how Gottsagen helped LaBeouf become more friendly. Then try to figure out what LaBeouf s birthday wish was that he so coyly implies came true.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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0.66.2 6月喜迎It s been nearly two years since the second season of Westworld premiered to HBO and a lot has changed. When we last checked in with the series, which was created by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan and inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name, Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and Maeve (Thandie Newton), two robot characters who were initially programmed to bend at the whims of the park s uber-rich clientele, had become fully sentient with violent results.Blind with vengeful rage, Dolores went on a murderous rampage. Before ultimately escaping the confines of the Westworld theme park, the killer host pillaged The Forge, the supercomputer holding all of the guest data the Delos corporation had been secretly stealing. She caused a flood, deleted a whole lot of those data pearls in the process, and installed her consciousness into the host replica of new Delos boss Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) before heading into the Valley Beyond.(Photo by John P. Johnson/HBO)Things for former brothel owner Maeve went a different direction, entirely. After her glitch woke her up, the sentient host infiltrated the inner-workings of the park, enlisting Hector, Armistice and the rest of their outlaw gang, as well as Head of Narrative Design, Lee Sizemore, to help in the search of her long lost daughter. Unfortunately for her, as she closed in on reuniting with the girl, Delores and Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) rained hell upon the park, leaving Maeve shot. As she bled out, she watched her daughter exit the park for greener digital pastures with Native American host Akecheta (Zahn McClarnon).Discovering they were just pawns in a greater reality out-of-their reach is ultimately what drove each character s journey after their awakening was complete. For Bernard, the right-hand to park-creator Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins), his realization that he was a synthetic being this whole time — one who was created by Ford in the image of his former partner — was one of the show s big reveals in its first season. This twist (and there were many) led Bernard to enable Dolores on her bloody journey all while attempting to pick up his own mental pieces, while he fell into an identity crisis, of sorts.(Photo by John P. Johnson/HBO)The HBO series delved further the white hat vs. black hat morality play originally introduced in season 1. It also filled in the blanks regarding the political drama unfolding behind the scenes within Delos. Less-than-savory struggles lie behind the character motivations of Charlotte, Dr. Ford s tenacious young replacement, and Delos investor William (Jimmi Simpson) who evolved into the Man in Black (Ed Harris), the coldhearted gunslinger hell-bent on burning the whole park to the ground.The series, which puts the concepts of free will, corporate greed, and a towering god complex in a blender, gave viewers plenty of answers in the season 2 finale, only to lead us to many more questions once it all ended. Needless to say, ahead of its highly-anticipated return, which takes the story outside of the confines of the park and adds Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) to the mix, expectations are running high. Does the new season live up to the hype? Here s what the critics have to say:SEASON 3 IS A SLICK-LOOKING CYBERPUNK REBOOT(Photo by John P. Johnson/HBO)Ironically, the best part of Westworld Season 3 might be those overwhelming visual tableaus: the spectacular shots of a copter floating over a metropolis, the romantic European vistas of Maeve’s WWII world, and even the intimate hell that Caleb is going through. Westworld doesn’t just try to show us a haunted vision of the future, but it immerses us in it. — Meghan O Keefe, DeciderTime has passed since the end of season 2, and we find Dolores dealing with her new life in the outside world. In Los Angeles, everything looks like Tesla s version of Blade Runner, with Cybertruck police cars carving up a clean, Japan-inspired city. — Jennifer Bisset, CNETIronically, the best part of Westworld Season 3 might be those overwhelming visual tableaus: the spectacular shots of a copter floating over a metropolis, the romantic European vistas of Maeve’s WWII world, and even the intimate hell that Caleb is going through. Westworld doesn’t just try to show us a haunted vision of the future, but it immerses us in it. — Meghan O Keefe, DeciderTHIS NEW COAT OF PAINT CAN T COVER UP SOME CLUNKY STORYTELLINGWestworld wants to generate another existential conversation in Season 3, but even as the show swaps settings and introduces new faces, the details that make it come to life are perfunctory. — Brandon Katz, ObserverAction scenes are slick and easy-to-track, but they’re also detached, lacking the gleeful turns and grand lines that punctuated similar thrills from previous seasons. Backstory that used to be unveiled with a flourish is delivered sans showmanship, which can be refreshing when the new intel doesn’t warrant a whole to-do, but only contributes further to the new season’s straightforward execution. — Ben Travers, IndieWirePerhaps the flatness of its new setting might have served, or might eventually serve in the season’s second half, as ironic counterpoint: The peculiarity of the robot uprising exists against a backdrop so flat and familiar as to make it all the more intriguing. But what tends to happen instead is that the flatness inflects every corner of the story and sucks away the vibrancy. — Daniel D Addario, Variety Westworld returns with the batteries charged in an energetic start.— Alberto Carlos, EspinofDOLORES IS A VENGEFUL ROBOT WORTH ROOTING FOR(Photo by John P. Johnson/HBO)Season 3 Dolores is a vast upgrade. She s pissed off, but not blindly ruthless. She s bent on giving humans what she thinks they deserve, but smart enough to know this world doesn t operate like Westworld did. This is the kind of Dolores she should have been all along: a victim you feel empathy for with a cause worth fighting for — she s seen the worst that humans can be and believes her kind is the next step in evolution. She s not a one-note horseman of the robo-apocalypse. — Tim Surette, TV GuideDolores has often been a difficult character to track thanks to her regular identity crises, veering between damsel-in-distress and utterly unsympathetic villain, but in the third season, she finally seems to have hit a pleasant and steady middle-ground. We don’t fully know Dolores’ endgame, but we do know the ruthlessness with which she’ll pursue it and the remarkable capabilities she possesses to see it through. — Haleigh Fouch, ColliderAARON PAUL S PERFORMANCE IS FINE(Photo by John P. Johnson/HBO)Adding Paul as a new main character seems novel at first, but he quickly takes a backseat to everything else. — Chris Evangelista, SlashFilmAaron Paul walks sadly around a skyglass futuretropolis waiting for a popular smartphone app to assign him ATM robberies. — Darren Franich, EWIT S STILL COOL AND QUITE CONFUSING(Photo by John P. Johnson/HBO)There’s still plenty to be confused about. Westworld is 100% back on its bullshit and, depending on how much you like your TV to be a rug-yanking crash course in skepticism, still presents beautiful illusion after beautiful illusion for you to doubt. — Jacob Oller, Paste MagazineAll of the standard questions Westworld brings up in viewers remain: Is this person real or a host? Is this something happening now, or a flashback or flash forward? What exactly is reality, anyway? If something feels real, and affects someone like a real trauma, does that mean it’s real even if it takes place in a virtual playground? — Ron Hogan, Den of GeekExpect the passions around “Westworld” to erupt once again when Season 3 arrives, confusion reigns and the series’ fans and detractors face off to defend their side. — Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles TimesWestworld season 3 premieres on Sunday, March 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
In the upcoming seven-part HBO limited series Mare of Easttown, Kate Winslet stars as a small-town Pennsylvania detective who grapples with past and present troubles while investigating a murder. It s a character that Winslet says she may not be that similar to — in part because, as she told journalists Wednesday during HBO and HBO Max s all-virtual winter Television Critics Association press day, I d be a f ing lousy detective. Read on to learn more about Mare of Easttown as well as details on HBO Max s Genera+ion and other programs coming to the sister networks.TOP STORYNo SVU Sundays for Winslet(Photo by Michele K. Short/HBO) I don t think I have the mental stamina that is required, Winslet said of being a detective, adding But I think the one thing I did feel I had in common with Mare — that I, quite honestly, was able to lean on a lot — was that real sense of family and how much it means to her to hold that together at all costs. And also to be able to admit to herself from time to time that she has failed in a lot of areas and tries desperately to correct those errors and to hold everyone as close to her as she can, even if she s a difficult person to live with from time to time. Winslet said she actually deliberately didn t binge-watch any TV crime dramas to prepare for her role, although she did watch a lot of real crime drama and a lot of YouTube footage. She also spent some time working with real police department individuals in blacked-out vehicles driving around those areas in order to learn, she explained, because we really wanted to capture the essence of what it s like to really be a detective from that town since it s a place that really exist. She also tried to master the distinct accent of this part of Pennsylvania. The thing that was hardest for me, of course, was to do it well enough that you kind of shouldn t hear the act of doing it, she said. I always hate that when you can hear someone doing a voice or doing an accent. And that s one of the things for me that is more important than anything is just making it just disappear and blend in. So I did spend a long time working with a coach and working with people locally, as well. And it was up there amongst the hardest accents I ve ever done. The limited series also stars Julianne Nicholson (The Outsider) as Lori Ross, Mare’s best friend since childhood; Jean Smart (Watchmen) as Helen, Mare s mother; Angourie Rice (Black Mirror) as Siobhan Sheehan, Mare’s teenaged daughter; Evan Peters (American Horror Story) as Detective Colin Zabel, the county detective called in to assist with Mare s investigation; Guy Pearce (Mildred Pierce) as Richard Ryan, a local creative writing professor; Cailee Spaeny (Devs) as Erin McMenamin, an isolated teen living with her volatile father; David Denman (Outcast) as Frank Sheehan, Mare’s ex-husband; John Douglas Thompson (Let Them All Talk) as Chief Carter, Mare s boss at the Easttown Police Department; Patrick Murney (Seven Seconds) as Kenny McMenamin, Erin s father; James McArdle (Ammonite) as Deacon Mark Burton; Sosie Bacon (Here and Now) as Carrie Layden, Drew’s mother and Kevin’s ex-girlfriend; Joe Tippett (Rise) as John Ross, Lori s husband and high school sweetheart; and Neal Huff (The Wire) as Mare’s cousin, Father Dan Hastings.The series is from creator and writer Brad Ingelsby (The Way Back), with all episodes directed by Craig Zobel (The Leftovers).Mare of Easttown will premiere Sunday, April 18 on HBO.Talking Bout HBO Max s Genera+ion(Photo by HBO)The latest in HBO and HBO Max s line of pot-stirring TV series is Genera+ion. Created by teen Zelda Barnz and her dad, screenwriter Daniel Barnz, and follows a group of high schoolers who have frank conversations about race, sexuality, gender identity and more.Starring younger actors like Justice Smith and Michael Johnston, it s based loosely on people Zelda knew from her time in high school and she says I think if you re basing a show o ff something real and authentic, something that s real and authentic is intersectionality and people who identify across the gender and sexuality spectrum and with different races and different ethnicities. And so I think it’s important to remember that they re not just people who are straight and gay, there s like a whole spectrum and all those identities deserve to be represented. The show will also, inevitably, draw comparisons to HBO s Emmy-winning teen drama, Euphoria.Daniel Barnz tells the TCA journalists that Euphoria is an incredible show and the craftsmanship in it is amazing, but that when you watch them, it’s just abundantly clear that they are different shows. One of the most obvious differences is that Euphoria is an hour-long show and ours is a half-hour show, he continues. And that s not just the time difference. You know, the real beauty and excitement of being able to work in that half-hour format is that there s less pressure on story and you re allowed to let your characters live and breathe and experience. And one of the things that Zelda’s always wanting us to do with the show is to reflect the actual experiences of teenagers which sometimes is kind of random or weird. And you go off on tangents and strange things happen, and we wanted to reflect that in the storytelling as well. The series stars Nathanya Alexander, Chloe East, Nava Mau, Lukita Maxwell, Haley Sanchez, Uly Schlesinger, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Chase Sui Wonders with Justice Smith, and Martha Plimpton.Genera+ion premieres March 11 on HBO Max.Plus: In Treatment Revived, Jean Smart Comedy Is on the Horizon, Surfer Garrett McNamara Describes the Perfect Wave, and Alex Gibney Investigates The Crime of the Century(Photo by HBO)A new installment of HBO s In Treatment premieres in May, this time with Uzo Aduba in the therapist s chair instead of Gabriel Byrne. The story will take into consideration the current global pandemic as well as other cultural and political issues. An example? There’s such a stigma attached to it, especially in communities of color, so it felt important to me, personally, to put that on television to show that we all need this, executive producer Joshua Allen told journalists. The series also stars Anthony Ramos, Liza Colón-Zayas, John Benjamin Hickey, Quintessa Swindell, and Joel Kinnaman.Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder are starring in an as-yet-to-be-titled upcoming HBO Max comedy about a legendary Las Vegas comedian and her relationship with an entitled 25-year-old. Executive producers include Broad City’s Paul W. Downs (who also appears on the show) and Lucia Aniello and The Good Place’s Jen Statsky and Michael Schur. But is the show a send-up or homage of any performer in particular? “Every once in a while, there’ll be a scene or I’ll do something and I’ll think, ‘Oh, that kind of reminds me of so-and-so,' Smart said. I guess I borrow things from other comedians unconsciously, anywhere from Elayne Boosler to Phyllis Diller to Sam Kinison.”The upcoming six-part surfing documentary for HBO, 100 Foot Wave, follows surfing pioneer Garrett McNamara and his quest to find the largest wave. But what is the perfect wave? A perfect wave, for most surfers, has a really good barrel on it. So you come down the wave and instead of running 11 in front of the wave away from it, you wait for it to cave over you. You’re either running full speed and it passes you, or you wait until the last second and turn under it, McNamara said.Alex Gibney’s upcoming two-part HBO documentary, The Crime of the Century, looks at the opioid crisis. And while there are definitely similarities between the prevalence of this drug and the history of Big Tobacco, source Anna Lembke, the medical director of addiction medicine at Stanford University, explained that tobacco never pretended that they were selling medicine that would actually make you better; whereas, [for] the opioid industry, that was their winning ticket. Tina, an intimate look at the life and career of musical icon Tina Turner from HBO Documentary Films, premieres on March 27.HBO Max announced its adult animation slate, including a two-season order for Clone High, a modern refresh of the series from Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Bill Lawrence that was set at a high school for clones of historical figures; a 10-episode order for Warner Bros. Animation’s Velma, a comedic origin story for brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang, Velma Dinkley, voiced by executive producer Mindy Kaling; Fired On Mars, an existential workplace comedy set five minutes in the future, voiced by Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live). The streamer also renewed creator JG Quintel (Regular Show) animated series Close Enough for seasons 2 and 3.Animated series in development include cat tale Hello Paul; Obi, an adaptation of Obi Arisukwu’s Instagram comic strip about a man-child pursuing a career as an artist; Uncanny Valley about three awkward domestic helper robots who kill their human owners and try to assume their identities; and comic book adaptation Cover, an animated espionage thriller from Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
HBO and BBC have joined forces on His Dark Materials, an edgy, effects-heavy, family friendly fantasy television series. For fans of Phil Pullman s book, The Golden Compass — which this is a new adaptation of — the TV show has been a long time coming. The eight-episode first season of the series, which is set to hit HBO on November 4, stars Logan s Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua, James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, Ruth Wilson as Marisa Coulter, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby, in a program that is sounding more-and-more like the network s next attempt at Game of Thrones greatness.Die-hard fans of Pullman s work have been wary; after all, we ve been here before. Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Eva Green, and Ian McKellan all starred in 2007 feature film The Golden Compass. The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter movies brought in big money for New Line and its parent company Warner Bros. Pictures, and The Golden Compass might have been the next big thing, but the movie was stripped of the book s critical religious themes, replacing narrative complexities with happier elements. The film bombed big time, leading the studio to scrap its sequel plans.This brings us back to His Dark Materials, produced in part with another Time Warner media property, HBO. The eight-episode first season of the fantasy series aims to tap back into the lush world Pullman originally imagined in 1995. Will the show translate Pullman s fantastical homage to John Milton s Paradise Lost, while maintaining the dark undertones that were lost in the movie? From its lush effects and talking animals to the good-vs-evil, classist elements of the story, there s a lot to unpack. Will the program resonate with today s audiences?Here s what the critics are saying about season 1 of HBO s His Dark Materials.(Photo by HBO)HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO THE BOOK?Fans of the books will be glad to know that care has been taken to get it right this time. From what I’ve seen so far, nothing of consequence has been left out. — Robert Lloyd, The Los Angeles TimesDespite the rich complexities of the novel’s world of daemons, power-hungry players and warring faiths, HBO’s “His Dark Materials” feels like it could have been plucked from most any other fantasy epic out there. — Caroline Framke, VarietyNational Treasure screenwriter (and screenwriting national treasure) Jack Thorne has pulled off the improbable if not quite the impossible, delivering an engaging and sumptuous take on Pullman’s world that cleaves impressively close to the books while still making a few tweaks for the visual medium. — Huw Fullerton, Radio TimesDOES THE ENSEMBLE CAST DELIVER?(Photo by HBO)Keen is spellbinding. She is modern enough not to alienate the younger audience members but also possesses a sort of old-fashioned pluck that helps to propel the action. Among the adult cast, James McAvoy is commanding as Asriel, while Ruth Wilson’s Mrs. Coulter is like an irresistibly enigmatic screen siren from a Forties film noir. — Ben Lawrence, Daily TelegraphDafne Keen, recognisable from 2017 X-Men film Logan, plays main character Lyra with willfulness and spark. James McAvoy is terrific as her Byronic uncle Lord Asriel, while you’d call Ruth Wilson a revelation as the glamorous and mysterious Mrs Coulter if she weren’t always this watchable. — Louisa Mellor, Den of GeekOnly Lin-Manuel Miranda, as “aeronaut for hire” Lee Scoresby, hits a false note. The actor wears his fedora at a determinedly rakish tilt, but his swagger (and his intermittent Southern drawl) are more playacting than performance. — Kristen Baldwin, EW(Photo by HBO)HOW ARE THE VISUAL EFFECTS?While we’re on the subject of the way things look, everything from the tourist-board realism of the canals, via the cobbled streets inhabited by the Gyptians (a group of water travellers whose children are going missing), up to the skyline of Oxford, are sumptuous examples of imagination manifested. — Matt Rodgers, Flickering MythAll the lavish CGI has other limitations. The more ambitious it gets, the more studio-bound the acting becomes. You can t help remembering that the stars are performing in front of green screens, talking to imaginary animals and running through unseen buildings. — Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail(Photo by HBO)SO, IS THIS THE NEXT GAME OF THRONES?This is an ambitious series that tackles some lofty themes about power and faith while still giving us spectacular special effects and thrilling action sequences. In short, this is HBO s first series that has the scale of Game of Thrones but is accessible for all ages. — Alex Maidy, JoBlo s Movie EmporiumHis Dark Materials is very much a fantasy series made in the aftermath of Game of Thrones, with the story’s more fantastical elements given as much weight as the conspiratorial mysteries and complicated character dynamics. — Hoi-Tran-Bui, SlashFilmHis Dark Materials season 1 premieres on Monday, November 4 on HBO.
Join us weekly as Rotten Tomatoes reports on what s indie features are streaming. From promising releases by new voices to experimental efforts from storied filmmakers – or perhaps the next indie darling to go the distance for end-of-year accolades – we will break it all down for you here each week.For the foreseeable future, the specialty box office and all theatrical releases will be on hold as we all make efforts to socially distance ourselves and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. With that in mind, we have reshaped our Indie Fresh List to reflect the specialty box office releases that are newly available on streaming services and VOD. This week we have a gender-bent alternative history of the Ned Kelly legend, a high school drama about embezzlement, and the long-awaited conclusion to the beloved Ip Man action saga. In our Spotlight section, we call back to a black and white horror tale that s newly available to stream online and a horror-comedy starring Will Forte that you might have missed from earlier this year.Streaming This Weekend
bob体育官方-投注入口 (Photo by Everett Collection)Our new Classic Film Catch-Up feature connects you with classic films to put on your watchlist – beloved favorites and hidden gems alike. With more time at home, there s no better opportunity to finally watch these titles that helped define cinema as we know it.The current situation of social distancing has many of us thinking of ways to maximize the time we spend at home. We re also eating several times a day and annoying our pets, but being productive does cross our minds from time to time. Puzzles, long-abandoned books, craft projects, and New Year s resolutions have suddenly jumped to the top of our to-do lists. In the RT comments, many of you have shared how you re catching up on classic films, and we happen to agree that now is the perfect time to increase your classic film viewing.Concentrating on films released before 1980 (both well-known titles and hidden gems), we re producing new guides to essential classic films curated by theme, filmmaker, actor, genre, or style – all for your classic catch-up needs. Want to see our picks for the best French farces? How about a curated list of Fresh picks from Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Sellers, or Billy Wilder? As well as curating watch lists, we re breaking down the films, telling you where you can watch them, and giving you some more recent and/or well-known films the classics might remind you of so you can gauge which movies are right for you.This week in the Classic Film Catch-Up, we re ready to dance and sing about lesser-known or forgotten musicals – some classics, and some should-be-classics. The 50s and 60s were truly the golden ages of movie musicals; Best Picture winners like The Sound of Music, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, and An American in Paris made stars out of Natalie Wood, Leslie Caron, and Rita Moreno, while established stars like Julie Andrews, Gene Kelly, and Audrey Hepburn catapulted to icon status on the backs of musical roles during this period. Later years saw rock musicals like Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, and Tommy break into the mainstream – however, countless gems have been largely forgotten by modern audiences. And we re here to fix that.Some titles on this list found cult-like followings in later years while others were unfortunate victims of too-close comparisons with their Broadway inspiration – either way, we think the films make up an eclectic roster of must-watch musicals. Read below for our list of hidden gem classic musicals you need to see or revisit.Got another favorite hidden gem classic musical you d add to our list? Have a suggestion for a future theme or classic film to feature in the column? Let us know in the comments. The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) 78% What is it? A rags to riches musical about a famed socialite who survived the sinking of the Titanic.Why you need to see it: Debbie Reynolds is widely known for her role in Singin in the Rain – and for being Carrie Fisher s mother. However, if you want to see the triple-threat performer at her peak you must watch The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Reynolds plays the famed Denver socialite from humble beginnings who survived a flood as an infant and then the Titanic disaster as an adult. The film follows a fictional Molly from her years as a saloon girl to her eventual fame as one of the richest women in the country. Nominated for eight Academy Awards, the film was a hit for MGM, but is not as familiar to modern audiences as some of its glossy contemporaries. Filled with humor and show-stopping numbers, the movie will have you humming ditties like I ll Never Say No and Belly Up to the Bar, Boys as soon as the credits roll.Watch it if you like: Singin in the Rain, Princess Diaries, The Great Gadsby, Lawless, Funny Girl, My Fair LadyWhere to watch: Stream on TCMWatch app. Rent or buy on FandangoNOW, Vudu, Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes.Man of La Mancha (1972) 50% What is it? A musical biopic about Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes, using his most famed literary creation as a plot device.Why you need to see it: It s hard to understand why the film adaptation of The Man from La Mancha starring Peter O Toole and Sophia Loren was not a critical and commercial hit. The original stage production was a smash on Broadway and took home five Tonys, but audiences were none-too-impressed with the film version: It failed to earn back its production budget and Time thought so little of it that the magazine didn t even publish a full review. Most of the problems with the adaptation are a result of its troubled production; a revolving door of directors and a heated debate over whether to make the film a musical at all crippled any effort to do justice to the source material. The dreary costumes, laughable sets, and indifferent cinematography may mar the overall product, but the music remains incredible, and Toole and Loren give it their all despite the challenges. So it s still worth a watch.Watch it if you like: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Don Juan Demarco, Monty Python, and the Holy Grail, The Mask of Zorro, The Three MusketeersWhere to watch: Stream now on HooplaDigital. Rent or buy on FandangoNOW, Vudu, Amazon, and iTunes.Carmen Jones (1954) 77% (Photo by Courtesy of 2Oth Century Fox)What is it? George Bizet s Carmen is re-imagined with an all-Black cast.Why you need to see it: Carmen Jones is another Broadway hit to get the Hollywood treatment. Dorothy Dandridge, Diahann Carroll, Pearl Bailey, and Harry Belafonte are mesmerizing in this story of the misadventures of a troublesome seductress living in America during World War II. Playing Carmen, Dandridge made her mark on history, becoming the first African American woman to be nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture. Nominated for two Oscars, the film is well-known but not frequently watched. The performances, costumes, and rich Technicolor landscapes make watching the film a truly transformative experience that is almost enough to forgive the choice to dub the voices of famed singers in the production.Watch it if you like: Porgy Bess, Introducing Dorthy Dandridge, Carmen: A Hip-Hopera, Rent, Les MiserablesWhere to watch: Rent or buy on FandangoNOW, Vudu, Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes.The Wiz (1978) 42% What is it? The Wizard of OZ is remade with a contemporary story, new music, and an all-Black cast.Why you need to see it: As many Twitter users pointed out during NBC s The Wiz Live! in 2015, many movie fans have not seen The Wiz. Beloved in the Black community, the film was a commercial disaster despite starring icons Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, Michael Jackson, and Lena Horne. A modern imagining of Dorothy s trek along the yellow brick road – with music from Quincy Jones and Luther Vandross, direction by Sidney Lumet, and words by Joel Schumacher – the film was one of the most expensive musical productions ever made, and lost million at the box office. The film s popularity never matched its ambition outside of the Black community, where it s still lauded as a cult classic. And it s easy to see why when you watch it today. With some of the most gifted musicians of our time in front of and behind the camera, The Wiz is a soulful crowd pleaser that showcases these artists at the height of their popularity and powers.Watch it if you like: The Wizard of OZ, Oz, The Great and Powerful, Return to Oz, Moonwalker, Idlewild, LabyrinthWhere to watch: Stream now on Starz app. Rent or buy on FandangoNOW, Vudu, Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes.There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) 67% (Photo by Courtesy of 20th Century Fox)What is it? Chronicles the lives and loves of The Donahues, a family vaudeville act.Why you need to see it: In a way, this is the original jukebox movie musical – all of the songs from There s No Business Like Show Business were previously penned by Irving Berlin for other works. Stacked with stage powerhouses like Ethel Merman and Dan Dailey, as well as film stars like Mitzi Gaynor and Donald O Connor, the film was primarily a vehicle to showcase Marilyn Monroe, who had just married Joe DiMaggio and was one of the biggest names and box office draws in Hollywood. However, with a near two-hour runtime (a rare feat for musicals of that era), audiences found the film to be a little too Broadway and lacking in story. Monroe, who famously only took the role to ensure her casting in The Seven Year Itch, didn t shine in any of her musical numbers and was lambasted by critics. Despite all this, however, There s No Business like Show Business does have some of the most incredible and lavish musical numbers ever committed to screen, and further highlights Berlin s incomparable musical catalog.Watch it if you like: A Chorus Line, Gypsy, Funny Girl, Some Like it Hot, The Greatest ShowmanWhere to watch: Rent or buy on FandangoNOW, Vudu, Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes.Cover Girl (1944) 95% (Photo by Courtesy of Sony Home Entertainment)What is it? A young chorus girl wins a cover girl contest, is thrust into stardom, and must choose between her career or love.Why you need to see it: Rita Hayworth became one of only a handful of women who had the enviable honor of dancing with both Gene Kelly and Fred Astair on screen with her role in Cover Girl. Dancing alongside Kelly in her first role with top billing, Cover Girl was one of Hayworth s final films before Gilda solidified her as a film icon. Shown briefly in The Shawshank Redemption, Hayworth s iconic entrance and overall performance here was also the inspiration for Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. A massive hit at the time, this story of a showgirl-turned-star has been sadly dwarfed in later years by Kelly s and Hayworth s more memorable roles like Singin in the Rain and The Lady From Shanghai, respectively.Watch it if you like: Gilda, Showboat, A Chorus Line, Almost Famous, A Star is Born, RockstarWhere to watch: Rent or buy on FandangoNOW, Vudu, Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes.Hair (1979) 88% What is it? An anti-war rock musical set within the hippie counter culture.Why you need to see it: Though many will know Hair s catchy opening number Aquarius, the musical itself is a bit of a lesser-known treasure outside of musical theater obsessives. The first film directed by Milos Forman after his critical and commercial smash One Flew over the Cuckoo s Nest, Hair had critics raving about his skill in adapting the controversial and stylized musical. Roger Ebert said of Forman: He brings life to the musical form in the same way that West Side Story did. Still, some contemporaries – including the musical s creators – argued it diluted the musical s anti-war message was diluted on the journey from stage to screen.Watch it if you like: Jesus Christ Superstar, Across the Universe, Sgt. Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Fear Loathing in Las VegasWhere to watch: Stream now on Hoopla and PrimeVideo. Rent or buy on FandangoNOW, Vudu, Google Play, and iTunes.
The Television Academy announced nominations in its 71st Emmy Awards on Tuesday. (See the full list here.) Among those nominations was crazy love for the final season of Game of Thrones — no matter what critics said about the series last episodes — but none for Homecoming, and massive Schitt s Creek enthusiasm, but little for Succession.Read on to find out who got snubbed and who was a surprise in this year s nominations. Have a snub or surprise you want to add yourself? Tell us in the comments!Surprise: Game of Thrones Supporting and Guest Actor Nominations(Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO)The Television Academy has rewarded Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, and Carice van Houten for their dedicated work on HBO’s Game of Thrones; the former two scored supporting nominations, and the latter received a guest nomination. While the names of Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Peter Dinklage were all floating high on prediction lists, few expected the drama nominations sweep that the eight-season fantasy series pulled off on Tuesday. With its 32 nominations this year, the most for any program in a single season (beating NYPD Blue’s 25-year standing record), Game of Thrones now has the most Emmy nominations for a drama program in history with 161 and the most Emmys won with 47.Snub: Homecoming Snubbed in All Categories(Photo by Amazon Prime Video)One of the most acclaimed TV series of last year, and the winner of our own Golden Tomato Award for Best Drama, Homecoming was snubbed in a number of major categories Tuesday morning. Sam Esmail’s twisty, Hitchcockian Amazon series missed out on a slot for Outstanding Drama, as well as for Outstanding Lead Actress for Julia Roberts and Outstanding Lead Actor for the excellent Stephan James. Its loss in the Outstanding Drama Series category did make room for kinda-surprises like Pose and Bodyguard, which were not considered absolute locks going into nominations morning.Surprise: Comedy Rules (the Tomatometer)Debbie DayThe average Tomatometer for Best Comedy Series is 97.86% on the Tomatometer, while the average for Best Drama Series is 87.13%. Even if Game of Thrones eighth season 54% is removed, the drama category still only averages 91.29%. Both seasons of Fleabag, for one, are Certified Fresh at 100%, contributing to comedy s dominance.Snub: Richard Madden for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series for BodyguardDebbie DayWhile Netflix’s U.K. terrorist thriller Bodyguard may have scored an Outstanding Drama Series nomination, star Richard Madden – who had been considered a lock in the drama actor category – was left in the cold. It was one of the biggest snubs of the morning, considering the critical praise heaped on Madden for his dedicated, physically and emotionally demanding performance as war vet David Budd, not to mention his Golden Globe win for the role. Madden’s loss might have been Milo Ventimiglia’s gain, though; the This Is Us star was a semi-surprise, sneaking into the category.Surprise: When They See Us Women Dominate Limited Series Category(Photo by Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix)Pundits were predicting that Jharrel Jerome, who plays one of the five wrongly accused men, Korey Wise, in Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us, might nab a spot in the limited series lead actor category – and he did. The big surprise today was that Niecy Nash, who plays Wise’s mom Delores, and Anjanue Ellis, who plays Sharon Salaam, were both nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie. The two women beat out big names like Emma Stone for Maniac and Julianna Margulies for The Hot Zone. A surprise to prognosticators, sure, but anyone who saw their work as desperate mothers fighting the system in the acclaimed Certified Fresh Netflix miniseries might have seen this kind of upset coming. Vera Farmiga also got a nod in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category, a nomination that some saw as a snub of Carmen Ejogo, who was considered a favorite for her role in True Detective.Snubs: Allison Janney for Mom and Pamela Adlon for Better Things for Comedy Lead Actress(Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS)Seven-time Emmy winner Janney won in this category in 2016 and has been nominated in the role of Bonnie Plunkett five times, and Adlon has one win and seven nominations overall, two for her role as Sam Fox. Both were seen by experts as likely nominees, but those spots went instead to…Surprise: Christina Applegate for Dead to Me and Catherine O Hara for Schitt’s Creek(Photo by Netflix)Where there are snubs, there are also surprises. Applegate and O’Hara give Netflix and Pop, respectively, reason to cheer with their nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.Surprise: Speaking of Schitt’s Creek…(Photo by Pop)Eugene Levy was a surprise nomination in the comedy actor category, taking a spot that experts anticipated would go to Jim Carrey for Kidding, and the title itself surprised in the comedy series category, beating out expected nominee The Kominsky Method, which won a Golden Globe earlier this year.Snub: Succession in the Acting Categories(Photo by Peter Kramer/HBO)The HBO title grabbed a best drama nomination — good luck against Game of Thrones! — but was shut out of the acting categories, despite favored performances from James Cromwell for guest actor, Kieran Culkin and Matthew Macfadyen for supporting actor, and Brian Cox for lead actor. Sarah Snook and Jeremy Strong were also in the conversation.Like this? 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The original title of Freaky Friday the 13th says all you need to know about the premise behind Freaky: it’s a body-swap comedy crossed with a slasher film.” And the fact that it’s directed and co-written by Christopher Landon, who mashed up the slasher genre with time-loop sci-fi for Happy Death Day and its sequel, should tell you if you’ll be down with the tone of his latest.However, the first reviews out of the gate stress that the R-rated Freaky is better in the horror department, particularly with its kills, and yet still has more heart than expected as well. Plus, the movie has some memorably hilarious and scary performances from Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton as the two leads who wind up with each other’s roles.Here’s what critics are saying about Freaky:Will it satisfy fans of slasher horror?Freaky is easily one of the best supernatural slashers to come along in this era of modern horror. Heather Wixson, Daily DeadIt’s the biggest game-changer on the slasher scene since Scream. Michael Gingold, Rue Morgue MagazineThe slasher genre is ready to return in the 21st century with a caustic vengeance. And I’m here for it. Terry Mesnard, Gayly DreadfulThe movie has set-pieces that might become genre fan favorites. Simon Thompson, IGNIt’s an out and out blast that finds Landon inching closer and closer to slasher masters like Craven and Carpenter. Ryan Larson, Consequence of SoundDoes it feature good kills?Freaky ensures every death counts, delivering maximum gore or a creative demise. In short, it earns its R-rating. Meagan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingFreaky earns its R-rating, delivering an ample body count and some innovative kills that elicit laughs as much as they do shock. Simon Thompson, IGNSome of the kills [are] so gruesome they almost push the limits of its hard-R rating, with a brilliant table saw kill the highlight of the film. Chris Bumbray, JoBloThe kills are universally juicy. Michael Rougeau, GameSpotI wouldn’t say that there’s anything so hugely or creatively game-changing, but they do all play well and also appropriately lean into the horror-comedy of it all. Perri Nemiroff, Perri Nemiroff(Photo by Blumhouse Productions)How effective is the body-swap theme?Freaky s gimmick, thankfully, never wears thin. Matt Donato, What to Watch[It’s] so much better than an elevator pitch of The Hot Chick Meets Jason would suggest. Terry Mesnard, Gayly DreadfulUsing the formula in a slasher comedy instantly establishes a bottomless well of potential, but very little of it makes it to the screen in Freaky. Sean O Connell, CinemaBlendUnfortunately, Freaky s fun premise is tripped up by clunky writing, and the performances from its two talented leads are completely inconsistent with one another. Michael Rougeau, GameSpotIs it funny?It’ll make you laugh, a lot, and it’ll make you cheer. Meagan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingIt’s hilarious to see Newton struggle with the restrictions of her new body, and yet equally awesome to see her takes names in her killer new duds and moves. Ryan Larson, Consequence of SoundI’d wager that Freaky probably leans more towards comedy than it does horror for most of the running time. Chris Bumbray, JoBloDoes it acknowledge its predecessors?Freaky features…a handful of horror references that left me grinning from ear to ear the entire time. Heather Wixson, Daily DeadWhen you start to worry that this will be a love letter in the form of endless references and Easter eggs, Landon and Kennedy quickly give the center stage over to what’s most important: the characters. Meagan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingFreaky throws all sorts of nods against the wall, waiting for one of them to stick and take the movie in an interesting direction. It kind of doesn’t. Sean O Connell, CinemaBlend(Photo by Blumhouse Productions)Does it do anything new for the genre?Freaky is as much a new beginning as it is a love letter to the classics of yesterday. Matt Donato, What to Watch[It] hits all the narrative beats you want from these types of stories, but then also pushes its story into some new directions. Heather Wixson, Daily DeadNot only does [it] pay loving tribute to the famous slashers of horror history, but… distinctively and importantly transplant[s] the slasher into today’s world. Ryan Larson, Consequence of SoundIt doesn’t deviate much from the formula… Sometimes there’s comfort in the familiar, and Freaky is a big warm hug. Meagan Navarro, Bloody DisgustingIs it forward-thinking in any other ways?There are some aspects of Freaky that explore sexuality in a very different way than we’ve ever seen in a mainstream horror movie… I wish more films were brazen enough to tackle this topic the way Freaky does. Heather Wixson, Daily DeadThe ways Landon handles sex and sexuality are refreshingly heart-warming and, on occasion, laugh out loud funny. Simon Thompson, IGNThe scene that shines the most is a tender moment between Vaughn’s Millie-possessed body and her love interest, Booker… arguably one of the most important scenes in mainstream horror to date. Not hyperbole. Ryan Larson, Consequence of SoundGender swapping is inherently queer and Freaky plays with gender conventions in fun and surprising ways. Terry Mesnard, Gayly Dreadful(Photo by Blumhouse Productions)What else does the movie do right?Freaky is the real deal – a horror comedy with heart. Drew Taylor, ColliderWhat Freaky also manages to do, seemingly effortlessly, is to include humanity and vulnerability to some of the relationships. Simon Thompson, IGNI love that for a movie that nails both the comedic and genre aspects so well, it also takes the time to get us invested in these characters on an emotional level. Heather Wixson, Daily DeadComposer Bear McCreary brings home the bacon when it comes to Freaky s score, which drives the movie forward with urgency and confidence. Simon Thompson, IGNFor McCreary’s part, his ability to switch vibes on a dime, all with the simple change of a tune, is not to be taken lightly. Ryan Larson, Consequence of SoundHow is Vince Vaughn as Kathryn Newton?Vaughn’s performance is…miraculous. Drew Taylor, Collider[His performance] genuinely makes you wonder if this is the most fun he s had with a role for well over a decade… Vaughn is back in a big way. Simon Thompson, IGNHe uses his oft-forgotten pure physicality to be intimidating and frightening when playing the Butcher, but ably captures the essence of a teenage girl without playing into stereotypes or generalizations. Ryan Larson, Consequence of SoundAnd what about Kathryn Newton?Newton does ‘scary’ very well. Heather Wixson, Daily DeadShe is so much fun to watch playing a serial killer. Perri Nemiroff, Perri NemiroffNewton gives a fantastic psychotic edge as the Butcher trapped in a young woman’s body. Watching her give comeuppance to all the sexual harassers is wholly satisfying. Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting(Photo by Blumhouse Productions)Does the movie stick the landing?It overstays its welcome for a forced girl-power conclusion that pushes the already thin credibility of the concept past its breaking point. Sean O Connell, CinemaBlendThe ending is something of an anti-climax considering the build-up to it. Simon Thompson, IGNWill audiences have a good time?Freaky is one of the most entertaining films of the year. Simon Thompson, IGNIf you need ninety minutes of escapism you can’t do better than this. Chris Bumbray, JoBloFreaky is the blood-soaked, heartwarming horror we need right now. Ryan Larson, Consequence of SoundFreaky opens in theaters on November 13, 2020.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.