(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures)The immediate good news on Godzilla vs. Kong is that it has easily become the highest-grossing film since the pandemic began last March, passing Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. That much was inevitable after grossing over million in its first five days of release. The next milestone it hopes to reach – other than surpassing Godzilla, King of the Monsters’ worldwide gross of 6 million (it currently stands at 7 million) is that of the once-fabled 0 million domestic plateau. The baby steps to the milestone after that will come much quicker for the next blockbuster, but does this film at this time have a real shot? So, let’s examine.Holding a film now to the standards of the great normal is not ideal, but we can try to make it correlate as best we can to current times. Godzilla vs. Kong dropped 58 percent in its second weekend. The higher the start, the higher the drop in these times. Wonder Woman 1984 dropped 67.1 percent in December after a .7 million start. More theaters plus vaccinations puts GvK with a 92.8 percent increase in its three-day weekend and a drop 9.1 percent better. That is fair progress. Now in the history of March releases that had grossed between million– million in their first 12 days, only two of the nine (2017’s Power Rangers and 10,000 B.C.) failed to reach 0 million, except even those films grossed .2 million and .7 million in their second weekend (and were the only two of the lot to not gross at least million). Godzilla vs. Kong grossed .3 million. With theaters still at limited capacity.Now, GvK has a slight edge on those films gross-wise to date with million estimated through Sunday. And currently we are seeing much smaller drops in third weekends amongst the pandemic films. Raya and the Last Dragon dropped just 10.2 percent and The Little Things fell only 2.6 percent. Even Chaos Walking fell just 14.5 percent. One thing they all have in common is the ability to last in a marbobapp手机端下载总的来说，《英雄联盟》有着十多年来积累的玩法创意与提高用户体验的经验，拳头公司也完全有高完成度地开发一个手游的能力，但是相比较于《王者荣耀》，它在手游市场上还是比较稚嫩的。并且，它们两者的竞争不仅是技术与可玩度上的竞争，更是各自游戏文化的竞争。个人以为在《王者荣耀》天然契合中国玩家的情况下，《英雄联盟》很容易水土不服，会难以撼动《王者荣耀》在国内moba手游市场上的地位。
Bad Boys for Life (2020) 76% Nobody asked for another sequel to Bad Boys, the Michael Bay-directed 1995 action hit starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, but somebody got it in their head to do one anyway, and 17 years after the first sequel came out, here we are with another installment. Bad Boys for Life reunites Smith s suave, playboy Miami detective Mike Lowery with his family-man partner, Lawrence s Marcus Burnett, after the two have walked their own paths for some time. As they both prepare for retirement, a cartel boss with connections to their past initiates a vendetta against Mike, forcing them to work together alongside a team of younger cops to bring him down. Critics say the new film, helmed by the directorial team of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, improves on the template set by the previous two films, pulling the best elements from them and infusing the story with more heart, and the result is a surprisingly enjoyable ride. The film is somewhat tamer than Bay s typical macho posturing and wanton destruction, which is mostly a welcome development, and Smith and Lawrence sizzle on screen together like they haven t spent the last decade and a half apart. At the end of the day, Bad Boys for Life even had some critics looking forward to another installment, which says a lot for a movie hardly anyone wanted in the first place.
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Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) 85% Quentin Tarantino says he s going to call it quits after 10 films, and this week s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood brings us one movie closer to his retirement. Fortunately, critics say the film is Tarantino in solid form, a passion project that reflects the director s love for Hollywood and the moviemaking industry at large. Set in 1969, the story centers on Leonardo DiCaprio s Rick Dalton, a washed-up TV star facing down his own impending irrelevance and the prospect of moving overseas to star in what would eventually come to be known as a Spaghetti Western. His best friend is his longtime stunt double, Brad Pitt s Cliff Booth, and together the pair attempt to navigate the changing industry that employs them and embark on mini-adventures through Tarantino s lovingly recreated Los Angeles, until an explosive climax brings the film s various narrative threads together. Critics say Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is an affectionate ode to and a fantastical reimagining of the Hollywood of 1969; while its plot may take its sweet time and meander a little bit, and while it may find some of Tarantino s trademark flourishes just a touch muted, it s a deeply personal work that s more than the sum of its snappy banter and unexpected narrative surprises.
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2.46.4 2月喜迎In one of our creepiest showdowns yet, we’re pitting two pioneering anthology series against each other: Black Mirror vs. The Twilight Zone. (And yes, we’re looking at all iterations of the Zone.) Which series performs better when it comes to the Tomatometer and Audience Score? Which gave us more iconic moments? (Both delivered big time when it came to iconic porcine moments, right?!). And which had the greatest cultural impact? Join Rotten Tomatoes Contributing Editor Mark Ellis as he travels to another dimension, and into the just-recognizable near future, to see which series takes the creepster crown in the latest edition of Vs.As always, if you don t agree with our choice of winner, let us have it in the comments.
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(Photo by 20th Century Fox)In 1896, a 45-second clip featuring a segment from the book Trilby and Little Billee was produced and started a 123-year old trend of literary works being adapted into films or television shows (and being adapted again and again). With films Little Women (2019), West Side Story (2020, pictured above), Wendy (2020), Emma (2020), and television movie A Christmas Carol (2019) and limited series War of the Worlds (2020) on the horizon, we decided to take a deep dive into the Tomatometer to see which of the literary adaptations are the Freshest, and which are the Rottenest (it’s a word).We pulled the data on 32 books that have at least three feature-length movies (80-plus minutes) or television shows with Tomatometer scores (don’t ask about Gone Girl, it’s only been adapted once) and created a dataset of 145 movies. We chose to exclude comic-book adaptations and movies like Godzilla that have copious reboots — it’s nothing personal, we just wanted to stick with literary adaptations.Quick note: We also excluded short films such as the 16-minute, black-and-white Frankenstein (1910) that was technically the first adaptation of Mary Shelley’s book. Also, Nosferatu, which is basically Bram Stoker’s Dracula – but not. Also, there are many obscure or lost films that don’t have Tomatometer scores and weren’t feature-length, so they were excluded.1. HENRY V RULES OVER ALL ADAPTATIONS WITH A 90% TOMATOMETER AVERAGE(Photo by Netflix)With Laurence Olivier, Kenneth Branagh, David Michôd, and Thea Sharrock directing the Henry V adaptations, it’s no wonder adaptations based on William Shakespeare’s Henry V have the highest Tomatometer average. The first two major adaptations released in 1946 and 1989 have perfect 100% Tomatometer scores, and the 2012 BBC adaptation starring Tom Hiddleston has a 95% Tomatometer score. The lowest-rated adaptation, with a Fresh 70% Tomatometer score, is The King, the Netflix released film starring Timothée Chalamet (who also stars in the latest Little Women adaptation). Henry V has only known Freshness, and that’s why it’s the Fresh king of adaptations.2. WITH A 43% TOMATOMETER AVERAGE, TARZAN ADAPTATIONS KEEP SWINGING ON ROTTEN VINES(Photo by Lionsgate)If it weren t for Tarzan the Ape Man (1932), Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984), and Tarzan (1999), the adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs 1912 story would be super-Rotten. The three most recent attempts at retelling the fabled legend — 2013 s Tarzan, 2014 s Tarzan, and 2016 s The Legend of Tarzan — have a 24% Tomatometer average. On a random note, we know George of the Jungle isn’t Tarzan–related; however, Brendan Fraser is the best, and we think you should watch it again.3. THE FIRST ADAPTATION OF LITERARY WORKS HAVE THE BEST TOMATOMETER AVERAGE — WITH AN EXCELLENT 86% AVERAGE(Photo by Walt Disney Pictures)The 86% Tomatometer average for the 32 first adaptations of various literary stories proves it’s good to be first. Only four of these adaptations have Rotten scores — and their average is an almost respectable 50%. The Tomatometer average for the adaptations that follow the firsts falls to a still Fresh 61% (which isn’t bad). While there are superb follow-up adaptations, such as the Jon Favreau–directed The Jungle Book and Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, there is a drop-off in quality that almost always happens with remakes or sequels, so it’s no shame that the Tomatometer average is lower. It just means there were more opportunities to water down the material (Hello Beastly or A Cinderella Story) or make something that pales in comparison to its predecessors.4. TELEVISED ADAPTATIONS (74%) HAVE A HIGHER TOMATOMETER AVERAGE THAN THEATRICALLY RELEASED ADAPTATIONS (67%)(Photo by BBC One)The 14 literary adaptations in our data set that were released on television or streaming services have a 74% Tomatometer average; whereas movie adaptations have a 67% Tomatometer score. The Fresh 74% average comes from a stacked lineup of adaptations such as 87% Tomatometer-rated War and Peace (2016) starring Lily James and Paul Dano and the epic 88%-rated Pride and Prejudice (1995) miniseries that propelled Colin Firth to superstardom and made striding out of lakes popular. The lowest-rated televised adaptations are the 25% Tomatometer-rated Tarzan (the less said, the better), and the 51%-rated Beauty and the Beast, that was released in 2013 on the CW, and actually got better as it progressed through its four seasons.5. WHAT ARE THE HIGHEST TOMATOMETER-RATED ADAPTATIONS?(Photo by Continental Distributing)Thirteen films and television shows in our data set have 100% scores, which is impressive considering how exclusive the 100% club is. The movies and shows are The Three Musketeers (1921), Frankenstein (1931), Tarzan the Ape Man (1932), Anna Karenina (1935), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), Pride and Prejudice (1940), Henry V (1946), Oliver Twist (1951), War and Peace (1968), Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983), Henry V (1989), and Hamlet (2009). There hasn’t been a 100% Tomatometer-rated adaptation in our data set since 2009 (and the last film with the score, Hamlet, has just six reviews). Let’s hope War of the Worlds or A Christmas Carol can join the club.6. WHAT ARE THE LOWEST TOMATOMETER-RATED ADAPTATIONS?(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)When it comes to the lowest-rated literary adaptations in our data set, we noticed a trend. Movies that either place the story in modern times or add a new wrinkle often get the lowest scores: 2006 s Material Girls (loosely based on Jane Austen s Sense and Sensibility) with a 4% score, 2014 s I, Frankenstein at 5%, 2011 s Beastly with 20%, 2011 s Age of the Dragons at 9%, 2018 s Little Women at 27%, 2001 s The Musketeer at 11%, and 2004 s A Cinderella Story at 12%. The tendency to modernize a classic story often results in Tomatometer scores below 30%. Age of the Dragons is Moby Dick, but with dragons. Using modern fight choreography, The Musketeer claimed it was “As you’ve never seen it before” and received an 11% Tomatometer score. Sometimes the approach works – Clueless (79%), Scrooged (70%), or 10 Things I Hate About You (68%) – and sometimes, well, it does not, which brings us to 7. ADAPTATIONS THAT DRASTICALLY CHANGE THE SOURCE MATERIAL HAVE A 44% TOMATOMETER AVERAGE(Photo by United Artists Films)When compared to the 74% Tomatometer average for the adaptations that stick closely to their source material, the 44% looks really bad; however, a number of movies and television shows that modernized their stories or added zombies into the mix have done pretty well. Movies like Ethan Hawke’s Hamlet from 2000 with an almost-Fresh 57%, 1961 s West Side Story at a Certified Fresh 93%, and Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet from 1996 with 72% successfully modernized the source material and gave the world some really cool visuals. If you haven’t watched the 45% Tomatometer-rated Pride and Prejudice and Zombies yet, just know that it features Lily James, Matt Smith, Lena Heady, Charles Dance, Sam Riley, Suki Waterhouse, and Bella Heathcote battling zombies. It’s weird, and sorta charming.8. THE LITTLE WOMEN ADAPTATIONS HAVE A 77% TOMATOMETER AVERAGE(Photo by Sony Pictures)Any other upcoming literary adaptations will have a hard time competing with Greta Gerwig’s wonderful take on Little Women. It s earning rave reviews (currently 97% on the Tomatometer with 67 reviews), and looks like it may stand right alongside the 1933 (94%) and 1994 (92%) films and the 2017 television adaptation (84%) as wonderful Little Women adaptations that have big Tomatometer scores. If it weren’t for the 2018 Little Women, which is a modern retelling of the story that has a 27% Tomatometer average, the Little Women set would be competing for the top spot among all the adaptations.9. KENNETH BRANAGH IS THE KING OF LITERARY ADAPTATIONS(Photo by Picturehouse)If you’re looking for someone to direct your literary adaptation you would be wise to consider Kenneth Branagh first. Why? His adaptations for Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, In the Bleak Midwinter (A Midwinter’s Tale), Hamlet, As You Like It, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Cinderella, and Murder on the Orient Express have an average 70.5% Tomatometer score, with Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, and Cinderella having Tomatometer scores of 85% or higher.10. ANIMATED LITERARY ADAPTATIONS HAVE A 70% TOMATOMETER AVERAGE(Photo by Walt Disney Feature Animation)In the decades-long Tomatometer battle between live-action and animated literary adaptations, the animated adaptations have a slight 4% lead (70% 66%). The averages are close, but the animated films, led by Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (1951), The Jungle Book (1967), Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983), Beauty and the Beast (1991), and Tarzan (1999) put animated films in the top spot.What are your favorite literary adaptations? Let us know in the comments!Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.Thumbnail image: A Christmas Carol (Kurt Iswarienko/FX), Cinderella (Jonathan Olley/©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures), Little Women (Wilson Webb/2019 CTMG, Inc.)
Behind the Zero(Photo by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)John Travolta is as notorious for his bizarre and unfortunate choices in roles as he is famous for his performances in movies like Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Urban Cowboy. He s a perpetual comeback kid, if only because he always has dispiriting professional nadirs to come back from. That was certainly the case in 1994 when he joined an ambitious, offbeat ensemble crime comedy called Pulp Fiction, which came on the heels of 1993’s Look Who’s Talking Now, the disastrous second sequel to his 1989 comeback movie and, of course, a recipient of the infamous zero percent on Rotten Tomatoes.By the time Look Who’s Talking Now died at the box office, the franchise had drifted far away from both the emotional core that initially made it culturally and emotionally resonant and the cutesy gimmick that helped make it a surprise box-office smash. A recently announced series reboot may be able to recapture some of that initial charm, but as the sequels demonstrated, there s only so much you can do with the same idea.Writer-director Amy Heckerling’s 1989 original was a rare hit romantic comedy rooted in middle-aged single motherhood. To make the film more palatable to a mass audience, the inner monologue of star Kirstie Alley s pre-verbal baby was voiced by a wisecracking Bruce Willis. The result was a surprise smash with a decidedly limited premise that nevertheless inspired a full trilogy of movies. Look Who’s Talking is not Lord of the Rings it does not probe into any themes that would require an entire series of films to explore. It’s a minor miracle that it worked even a single time, but stretching it over three films is sadistic, to audiences and characters alike.The ZeroLook Who’s Talking had a cheesy but cute and effective gimmick: who hasn t wondered what babies are thinking in their pre-verbal state? Who hasn’t pondered what might be going on inside those adorable little heads? Look Who’s Talking Now, the first entry in the series not to be written and/or directed by Amy Heckerling (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless), tries to do the same with pooches, but the novelty and freshness has been lost.The film opens with parents James (Travolta) and Mollie (Alley) chasing after a now partly grown-up Mikey (David Gallagher) and his little sister Julie (Tabitha Lupien). They can both talk, unfortunately, so now the creatures whose inner monologues we hear are a little further down the food chain.Danny DeVito steps sadly into the fray to voice scruffy, oversexed mutt Rocks, who earned his name by doing his business in the backseat on the way home. Don’t worry, though; there are lots of creepy, inappropriate sex jokes to go along with all the poop jokes.Rocks is like the Tramp in Lady and the Tramp, in the sense that Look Who’s Talking Now baldly and badly steals from the Disney animated classic. Diane Keaton plays the aristocratic Lady to Rocks’ salt-of-the-earth Tramp as the voice of Daphne, a poodle given to the family by Samantha D’Bonne (Lysette Anthony), a 30-year-old ice queen and titan of industry who hires James to be her personal pilot as the first step in an elaborate plan to seduce him away from his family.As for the children, Mikey is not only capable of speaking for himself, he looks like he should probably start thinking pretty seriously about college in the years ahead. The gimmick that initially defined the character and the franchise is long gone, leaving behind only another gratingly precocious moppet tormented by questions of Santa Claus’ authenticity.(Photo by TriStar courtesy Everett Collection)In a bid to get him back into the Yuletide spirit, James, Mollie and sister Julie the latter clad in a tutu and angel wings lip-sync their way through Alvin The Chipmunks The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don t Be Late), that exemplar of Eisenhower-era uber-kitsch. The performance is supposed to be so adorable that Mikey s skepticism and disillusionment are rendered powerless before its heartwarming power. Instead, it s a moment of David Lynchian horror, a close cousin to the sequence in Blue Velvet when Dean Stockwell lip-syncs to In Dreams, but infinitely more disturbing due to context.It’s almost impressive that the makers of Look Who’s Talking Now managed to create a family movie about dogs and children that isn t cute in the least, but rather unintentionally disturbing . Little Julie, for example, has an obsession with basketball players specifically Charles Barkley that is supposed to pay off in a fantasy sequence in which this tiny, self-conscious girl challenges the NBA legend to a game of one-on-one, taunting him with “Let’s get busy!”Barkley’s bewildering cameo here at least ensures that Space Jam is not the single worst film he’s ever been a part of.Later, Julie decides that she can fly like Peter Pan, so she climbs up a series of shelves and prepares to dive onto the carpet before she’s scooped up by her alarmed mother. We re meant to find it adorable that this precocious child misunderstands the adult world. Instead, she s like a creepy ghost-girl from a J-Horror shocker, seemingly possessed by evil spirits in at least a couple of scenes. Look Who’s Talking Now may skip through genres randomly, but its many horrific elements are unintentional.Rocks is like the character DeVito plays on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but less appealing or capable of self-restraint. He calls a female dog a bitch, responds to Daphne’s introduction with a Wayne’s World-style shwing, and, before he falls in love with Daphne, accuses her of being the product of inbreeding.That might seem wildly inappropriate for what is ostensibly a family movie franchise rooted in the ability to hear an adorable little baby’s thoughts, but by this point, the series had somehow morphed into a bad-taste marital sex comedy primarily concerned with whether or not James will be able to successfully avoid sleeping with his manipulative, hot-to-trot ice queen of a boss.(Photo by TriStar courtesy Everett Collection)Since there’s nothing kids enjoy more than sexual jealousy, they’ll particularly enjoy the many scenes of Mollie brooding about her husband violating the sanctity of marriage with a world-conquering dynamo who throws her own unemployed messiness into even sharper relief. Alley can make for a relatable, vulnerable, sympathetic heroine, or she can be a sloppy, blubbering, desperate mess. We get the latter here.In another fantasy sequence, Mollie dreams about James cheating on her while he dreams about her cheating on him with a character played by a returning George Segal. Eventually they realize they’re in a dream together and that they have control over their actions, and we are briefly treated to a lovely little production number with Travolta and Alley gliding across the dance floor like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It’s an example of what a world-class performer like Travolta can bring to even the dodgiest and most desperate of projects, but it also just made me wish that I was watching literally any other movie in which Travolta dances, including even Be Cool, another unnecessary, god-awful sequel that is nonetheless infinitely better than Look Who’s Talking Now, if only for Dwayne Johnson’s performance.But it somehow gets even worse and less dignified for Travolta and company. For reasons known only to the filmmakers, Look Who’s Talking Now ends with a music video-style showcase for French baby rapper/one-hit wonder Jordy, who scored an international hit with 1992’s Dur dur d être bébé! (It s Tough to Be a Baby) when he was a mere four years old. Jordy was a grizzled has-been of five or six by the time the movie opened, but that didn t stop the franchise from closing its ostensibly final chapter, fundamentally, with a product placement for a Christmas song by the pre-pubescent European pop star. Alley, Travolta, and the children from the film are all there for Jordy as he delivers lyrics like Can you feel something in the air? A super nice feeling of holiness. Needless to say, It s Christmas, C est Noel failed to become a new holiday standard. But it’s an utterly bizarre and yet wholly appropriate way to end a singularly misguided sequel that deviated so far from what made the original successful that they barely seem to inhabit the same universe, let alone the same film series.Final Verdict(Photo by TriStar courtesy Everett Collection)Thanks largely to the mega-watt movie star charm of John Travolta , Look Who’s Talking Now is not completely worthless. But it is astonishingly misconceived, the concluding entry in a series that never should have been a trilogy. It’s so bad it reflects poorly on sequels as a whole they are rightly disparaged for being frequently terrible, strained, and unnecessary, but in the entire undignified history of sequels, few can compete with Look Who’s Talking Now for sheer pointlessness.Nathan Rabin is the author of six books and the proprietor of Nathan Rabin’s Happy Place.Follow Nathan on Twitter: @NathanRabinLike this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Who is heading up your effects team?Hissrich: We have a huge team. Obviously, we shot in Budapest last season, so we ended up pulling from Budapest talent, as well as London talent. It s really expansive because we have several of the effects houses that are with us and then they also work with our prosthetics person It s quite a department I have to say.From the standpoint of managing something that huge, how did you do it and keep in touch with the creativity behind building the story or building a world?Hissrich: The best way to stay on top of it, is actually always be there. I ended up basically moving in and being on the ground in Budapest for almost eight months last year. I take my job really seriously, I m in love with this universe and so the first thing I did with almost all departments is to make sure they love the universe too. It s not necessarily that everyone had to have the most fantasy experience, the most genre experience. It was, Are you as excited about this material as I am? Can you show up every day and want to make this world bigger and better than the day before? I think that enthusiasm pervaded until the very end.Everyone will tell you that shooting a television show is hard and especially television shows that take place in the dead of winter in central Europe, and a lot of nights. The enthusiasm was almost always unflagging. I think the people that worked on the show really believe in what they did and even towards the end; they got tired obviously, but I think everyone still really wanted to come to work at the beginning of the day. I know that I did.(Photo by Netflix)How did you get involved with the title in the first place?Hissrich: I had read The Last Wish myself about a year before Netflix came to me to ask if I would be interested in adopting the show. I had worked with Netflix before on three different projects, so I had a really good relationship with them and I had just come off Umbrella Academy, which was a comic book adaptation.But I was really enjoying adapting things to television that had not been done before. So there was part of me when I first got the call from Netflix was, I don t think I m the writer that you re looking for, I have never done this big, sweeping, fantasy world before. In fact, I think part of the reason I was hired and the thing that I continue to try to bring to the show is, if you strip away all the elements of fantasy, what you are left with is three characters who are destined to become family, and that is something that I understand really well.To me those are the relationships that we have to come back to again and again, in terms of Geralt, Yennefer, and Cirilla: How do they relate with each other? How did they grow before they meet each other? Who were the other people that come in and out of their lives that send them bouncing in different directions, and how do they come back to each other at the end of the day? These are things that I think every human can relate to and so that is what we re trying to do with the show. I think that my biggest hope is that people who think that they re not fantasy buffs or fantasy geeks, I hope that they come and see that this is for them as well.(Photo by Netflix)How much of the writing did you take on yourself? I noticed there are a lot of writers listed.Hissrich: There were seven writers on the show and support staff of four. One of the things that I believe really strongly in, is giving every writer the opportunity to conceive, develop and write their own script. I ll come in at the end for a polish if needed. But I don t have a lot of ego in doing this, I think that television shows are best when they showcase the skills that a diverse group of people can bring.For instance, I love writing. I love writing characters, I love writing romance, [but] writing monsters was new to me. So there was another writer, Beau DeMayo, who wrote a sort of monster-heavy episode, and he d come out of a world of sort of CW monsters, and he had a lot of experience working in the genre, and it was really cool to see him come to life writing these monsters.There are other writers who wrote more adventurous scripts, and someone who wrote more of the heist one. Allowing writers to shine in their script, I think makes for a richer tapestry. So I wrote the first episode of season 1, and I wrote the last episode of season 1, but everything else was handled by the staff.I think people had already taken notice of Yennefer s big transition in the trailer, and so that s something that s not really a big secret.Hissrich: Setting it up was something that at the very beginning I wanted to keep secret, and then I realized right about the time of Comic-Con that, I was like, But I just want to talk about this. Especially with Yennefer, I want to talk about the sort of new sides of Yennefer that audiences will find, be they fans of the book or fans of the video game. I feel like Yennefer gets a new dimensionality to her character in the show and it s something I m really, really proud of. So yes, I couldn t keep my mouth shut on that.(Photo by Netflix)Can you talk about building Geralt for the screen? Is he an anti-hero?Hissrich: It s so interesting, the ideas of hero and anti-hero. For me, we approached all characters, but Geralt first and foremost, as a character that I ve never wanted to be called good or bad. I think Geralt has very good sides to his personality, and I think that he makes decisions that people might think are bad decisions.When we are writing all of the characters, even down to the Nilfgaardian, I ask the writers to dig down and think, and even if you think about the worst people in the history of our world, think about their motivations. Because very rarely does a character come and say, I m going to do this thing, I m going to take over the world, because I m evil. Even the worst people in our historical context wanted to take over the world because they thought they were doing something good. I may not agree, and history may show us that obviously that was not true, but I do think that characters are motivated from their own sense of good, no matter what.That applies to Geralt as well. We ll see him make decisions to kill creatures or kill humans, and we can see him make decisions not to. What I don t want to do is ever end an episode with someone saying, Obviously the writers thought that Geralt was a hero in this episode. What I want audiences to ask is, Do I think Geralt is a hero in this episode, or do I think that he made absolutely the wrong choice, and I don t understand why he made it? I hope that audiences will be able to reflect back into their own lives, and why they make specific decisions and whether they think that they made them for good or for evil. I think bringing that moral grain into television is really interesting, and Geralt is kind of the best example of that. He is quiet, he is pensive, he does not always say what he is thinking, so we just have to trust that he is acting from his gut and sometimes I think he is wrong and sometimes I think he is right.(Photo by Netflix)Do you see Geralt as much of a sexual character in your adaptation? You ve got Henry Cavill, and he is definitely handsome.Hissrich: I think that all of our characters have a sexual side to them. My personal goal, when I set out to develop this and we started writing the script, is that I only wanted sex, sexuality, sexiness to be used when it furthers the story. I think audiences are really savvy now and they know, and hate when we re just dropping in nudity, or graphic sex for the sake of shock value. I think audiences are really used to that now, with all of the pay cable and streaming services and everything that they are able to see, the influx of imagery that they re able to see.So for us, there s absolutely sex in the show, but I think the sex in the show always shifts the story in another direction. It s the vulnerable effects that you didn t think were going to happen, it s the sex that happens between two people who are alone and lonely and just need to connect in a sense of humanity and to reaffirm that there s something else alive out there. It s always about building out or changing character dynamics. I think people will enjoy what they see, but I also hope it helps them understand the stories that we re telling.The Witcher is now streaming on Netflix.
It looks like the world really is more interesting with Clarice Starling in it.On February 11, CBS will premiere new series Clarice, a psychological horror drama that follows what happened to the FBI Academy’s famed behavioral science expert after the events depicted in author Thomas Harris’ novel, The Silence of the Lambs. Set in 1993 — meant to be a year after the timing of director Jonathan Demme and writer Ted Tally’s film adaptation of that book — fans will see how she is dealing (or not dealing) with the trauma of her experiences with serial killers Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) and Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine) as she returns to the field to investigate more murders and mayhem.And, because series creators Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet are not concentrating on plots straight from a Harris novel, viewers will also see a different version of Clarice herself — and not just because she’s now being played by Australian actress Rebecca Breeds instead of Jodie Foster’s Academy Award–winning depiction of the FBI officer in Lambs or Julianne Moore’s depiction of her in 2001’s Hannibal.Clarice Season 1 Keyart Exclusive Debut: (Photo by CBS)Click image to open the full-sized poster in a new tab. “The story continues to be told; it continues to evolve,” Breeds told Rotten Tomatoes from the show s filming home base of Toronto after a night of shooting the new series’ seventh episode. “So I need to be able to continue to invent who she is in different scenarios. So I have to pull from what is authentic and what is me, because that s all I can do.”To wit: The poster for the series, which Rotten Tomatoes is exclusively debuting here, is a metamorphosis of the cover associated with Lambs. While Dawn Baillie s art for that movie shows a moth blocking the mouth of Foster’s Clarice, this key art — designed CBS creative marketing team working in collaboration with an ag
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What could be chasing Arya through a castle? Is it Winterfell? Surely. She wouldn t have left the remainder of the Stark clan for any reason. Probably. In a lightened version of this video on Reddit, you can definitely see a pale figure lumbering wight-like after her in the darkened shadow.3. Ser Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) looks grim on the ramparts of, this one presumes, Winterfell. This appears to be the only glimpse of Ser Davos in the trailer. Arya in voiceover says, I know death. Was that what she was running from?4. More Arya running.5. A back view of Arya running. (We warned you: shot-by-shot.) We lightened the image as much as possible, but this tells us nothing more; that said, the urgency of the music and the desperation of the character in these moments is a hugely effective tease.6. Varys (Conleth Hill) hiding with women and children in the Winterfell crypt. How do we know it is the Winterfell crypt? This image shows a stone effigy of a man with a sword and a direwolf — we guessed that it was Robb Stark, who was murdered at the Red Wedding. The last we saw of his corporeal self, he was being paraded in front of the Twins with the head of his direwolf, Grey Wind, replacing his own. Reader Rit Umm says in the comments below that it s the statue of Rickard Stark, Ned s father who was burned by the Mad King, and that the statue was seen in season 1 — looking back at the premiere, you can see the statue Rit means in the crypt scene between Robert Baratheon and Ned when they go to visit Lyanna s tomb. Arya in voiceover says, He s got many faces. Why we get a close-up of Varys while she says that is ominous, but seemingly insignificant other than the fear Varys apparently has in this moment. A coworker later points out Gilly and Little Sam over there under Robb. (Thanks, CK!)7. So in these shots of Arya running, we keep looking behind her (in the original version) to see what she s running from, but we see nothing so far: windows, wall sconces burning, here a spot of light, but it looks like just another window. The running is effective, however; the pit in this one s stomach grows with every cut to Arya panting. In the lightened video, however, you can see at least two figures chasing her.8. Arya says, I look forward to seeing this one. The face of the Night King, she must mean. She holds up a spear. Is it dragonglass? We lightened up the image to see more clearly and it seems to have the notches of roughly hewn glass. The question that arises is: Who could she be speaking to? If she s got a dragonglass spear and is being somewhat honest about who she has become, it may be her half-brother Jon Snow (but really cousin Aegon Targaryen).9. April 14! Yaaaassss!10. No shot yet has captured the often-promised cinematic quality of the season quite like this one of Euron s Theon s ships. (Eagle-eyed readers noted the differences in the Greyjoy sigil between this shot and the next — thank you!)11. Cersei revealed to Jaime in the season 7 finale that Euron had not actually abandoned their cause. The king of the Iron Islands had actually staged his theatrical departure to hide his true intent: to cross the Narrow Sea to Essos and pick up the Golden Company to fight her cause against the North and Daenerys. This is our first look at the sell-swords. They are sailing for Westeros, but who is that at their head? New character alert! Back in October 2017, WatchersontheWall.com noted the casting of German actor Marc Rissmann in the role of Harry Strickland, the leader of the Golden Company according to George R.R. Martin s A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels upon which the show is based. (Rissman s agency now lists various, however, rather than the character name on Rissmann s credits.) So the not Jaime guy on the boat is likely new guy Harry. (Can you see Euron in this image? Reader PegasaurusRex notes in the comments below that you can. We looked at the moment in full screen and frame-by-frame, and while there s someone who looks like Euron helping to move cargo/supplies in the lower left of the frame, the face is still a bit fuzzy and this one feels like Euron wouldn t be doing that. What do you think?)12. Bran speaks in voiceover as the image of the Golden Company dissolves to black: Everything you did brought you where you are now Acting Lord Commander of the Night s Watch Edd Tollett, Brienne s boyfriend Tormund Giantsbane and Beric Dondarrion and his flaming sword emerge. Here we cheer, because this is first confirmation that Tormund and Beric survived the fall of the Wall. We knew they would, but we feel a sense of relief nonetheless. Now, where are they? Best guess is perhaps one of the abandoned castles along the Wall. Edd had been at Castle Black, so Beric and Tormund could have run to Castle Black to sound the alarm that walking dead have breached the Wall and are headed south. But those surroundings don t look like Castle Black, the buildings of which tend to be low with squat doorways. In the books, there are 19 castles, the oldest and largest of which is abandoned castle Nightfort, which includes the Black Gate, a secret way through the Wall sealed by a magical weirwood door that only opens to a sworn brother of the Night s Watch. (Read more at A Wiki of Ice and Fire.) But if they re trying to cross through the Black Gate, they re going the wrong way. In any case 13. Three-Eyed Raven/Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) appear to be exactly where we left them in the season 7 finale: having a chat. What is very notable, however, is Sam s frosty breath when he exhales.14. The Red Keep at King s Landing has never looked quite so red as now. Bran continues, where you belong 15. Cut to: The Mountain, Cersei, and Qyburn (Anton Lesser). Cersei looks like she s got mischief on her mind, and, for once, Qyburn looks a little concerned about that.16. The residents of Winter Town line the road to watch the Unsullied march toward the castle. Bran says, home. 17. Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) ride behind the Unsullied toward Winterfell.18. Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) sees live dragons for the first time. She may have seen the skulls of dragons while at King s Landing, though it s doubtful prissy young Lady Sansa would have braved the Red Keep s musty cellars (as Arya did) to see bones.19. Drogon and Rhaegal fly over Winterfell, preparing to meet up with their wight-dragon brother, Viserion. Jon in voiceover says, They re coming. 20a. Whoops, missed a shot! (So embarrassing.) Danaerys approaches Jon in the Winterfell crypt. Now that we know where they are 20b. Daenerys and Jon share a moment in the Winterfell crypt. He s probably gotten the news that she s his aunt, and she s probably about to tell him that Targaryens have married Targaryens for generations, and he s likely to note that her dad was batsh crazy. Jon in voiceover says, Our enemy doesn t tire 21. This looks like the work of a master smith. And piles and piles of dragonglass (the lightened video shows). Guy walking in the back? That s 22. Gendry! One of our staff members said, so gendry kinda neville longbottomed, and we all laughed heartily – at least, we traded a flurry of cackling emojis in a group chat. (Yes, we re nerds.) Jon s voiceover continues, doesn t stop 23. And there s Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen). We knew that it was cold while filming season 8, but look at that horse breath! Reader xifar250 notes the Dothraki in this scene. You can see them clearly in the lightened version of this video. In a Winteriscoming.net post, David Harris notes that Jorah is carrying Heartsbane! That s the Tarly family Valyrian steel sword — Sam s inheritance that he took (a bit prematurely) from his father when he, Gilly, and Little Sam left for the Citadel in Oldtown. As Harris says, it makes sense that Sam would gift/loan the weapon to such a talented swordsman, who will make much better use of it.24. Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) and Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) ride in. Grey Worm breath! Jon s voiceover comes in: doesn t feel 25. Speaking of feel, rrrrawr.26. In another not Jaime moment, who is this Winterfell warrior? One particularly insistent social team member says it s Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), so we ll go with that. Assuming that it is Winterfell 27. Here s Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), surrounded by fire and smoke and obviously in distress. Again, it s difficult to say for certain in these quick glimpses where the moment is taking place, but we can be certain that Jaime is in the fight. He yells something. This one heard Pod. The insistent social team member says that s not what he said. (Tell us in the comments what you think he yells.) OK then, moving on 28. Fire pillars are a hot design addition to the Iron Throne room. It makes sense that we hadn t previously seen this particular feature before, but that we would now that winter has come. Zooming in on Cersei and her posse — the Mountain on the left and Qyburn on the right — it looks like it could be the Golden Company leader Harry Strickland there in front of her, but who s that robed figure off to the right side of him? Tycho Nestoris (Mark Gatiss) repping the Iron Bank of Braavos perhaps? Reader xifar250 says in the comments that the figure is Euron, which would also make sense. An ankle-skimming coat would make sense for the weather.29. Cersei s eyes water as she drinks a glass of wine. Probably just heard that Jaime left for good. Girl, wine is fine, but liquor s quicker. (This one was kind of a joke, but, in the comments below, one reader makes a very compelling argument that the wine consumption is evidence of a miscarriage. Thank you for the insight, David M Martin!)30. Drogon and Rhaegal fly over the frozen North. We re beginning to think they re having a good time.31. Where s this? Are they visiting the Eyrie now? A grand tour of Westeros dragon style? (We think we ve found a new VR experience that needs to exist.)32. So this moment is less about Arya standing awestruck and staring at the skies, as it is about the people around her panicking and staring at the skies. Our bet is that they ve all just seen dragons for the first time. Jaime s voice comes in over the moment: I promised to 33. Grey Worm and the Unsullied saddle up. Jaime continues, fight for the living 34. Jon Snow in front of the Stark family s weirwood tree in the Godswood of Winterfell. Unmistakable.35. The Hound (Rory McCann). Probably prepping for Cleganebowl! Jaime continues, and I 36. Jaime speaks: intend to keep that promise. 37. We learned from the last time we did this shot-by-shot trailer exercise not to guess what vague weapons in hands were or meant or else this just turns into 20 minutes of guess the cuff and we d still be wrong.38. Now Jon is running. All of these scenes are so dark. It s no wonder that the dragon s look like they re having a good time — they re the only ones who see sunlight in this trailer.39. And the soldiers are running. (This moment looks suspiciously like a retreat.)40. And the horses are running. This one notes a pattern 41. The Targaryens approach Drogon and Rhaegal (who ve apparently recently eaten). Jon s going to be a dragon rider!42. So Wiki of Ice and Fire notes that some in the histories have said that Drogon is Balerion the Black Dread reincarnated. Don t know about that, but look how massive that dragon is now! Rhaegal looks like a Schnauzer next to him.43. Finally, more Sansa. She s not really doing anything and not wearing anything particularly notable. Moving on 44. This is a difficult moment to get a clear shot of. It s clearly Arya, and she s twirling a staff or a spear. We re going to go with spear since the dragonglass arrowhead will be important in this fight.45. Another angle on Arya in the fight. She serves a nice uppercut in this moment. (Yes, those shadows appear to be figures — wights most likely — pulling themselves over the wall.)46. Daenerys looks like she s got morning sickness. That would be really quick work by Jon. (It could also be a severe sense of dread, Jon has told her that he won t continue in an incestuous relationship, or she s been informed that she s technically not next in line for the Iron Throne.)47. Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) finally. It took 47 shots to get here, and he looks very much the same as last season: gazing longingly into the skies. He must be looking at dragons because there s sunlight in this scene. We re heartened to see that he still has his Hand of the Queen pin on.48. In your face! There s no fire like dragonfire!49. The Unsullied hold in formation. In the lightened version of the video, you can clearly see trebuchets in the background.50. Looks like Brienne and Podrick head up the Northern coalition. Lightening the image later revealed that these are the Knights of the Vale behind Brienne and Pod — warriors of the East! And we can t help but think of the immortal words of Oda Mae Brown, Brienne, you in danger, girl. 51. Jorah Mormont again. Hopefully, he s ordered little she-bear Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey) back to Bear Island to live a long, happy life away from the wights who can t swim. She probably won t go, but this one likes to think he d insist.52. Nice editing. This is, hooves down, the scariest moment in the trailer. The Night King A White Walker/someone has arrived on a wight steed. Gah! (Jackytreehornn makes the astute observation in our comments that the Night King is likely still riding Viserion. Of course! Thank you, jackytreehornn!)53. And this is the saddest.What We Didn t SeeAlmost as important as what is in front of our faces is what is absent. If we missed any of the following in the trailer, we re confident you ll tell us in the comments:The Dothraki — did they all stay behind to guard Dragonstone?Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk) — we see the ship, but not their captain (see notes on shots No. 11 and 28)Despite the likelihood that No. 10 is of the Greyjoy siblings ships, we don t actually see Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), who is off looking for his sister Yara (Gemma Whelan), imprisoned by EuronGilly (Hannah Murray) (See note in No. 6 above.)Archmaester Ebrose (Jim Broadbent) and the CitadelEllaria Sand (Indira Varma) and her rotting daughter, Tyene (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers)Edmure Tully (Tobias Menzies) — the man is either head of the Frey clan now or a bed slave to all of the Frey women Arya left aliveDaario Naharis (Michiel Huisman)Jaqen H ghar (Tom Wlaschiha)Meera Reed (Ellie Kendric