bob体官网入口采用百度引擎6（Baidu 3）(Photo by FX)The 50 Best Spy TV Shows EverDeciding which series are worthy of inclusion on a list of the best spy shows and streaming series ever is a matter of mystery itself.With its propensity for disguises, double-crosses, and surveillance, FX’s Cold War–era drama The Americans, is certainly about spies. But the series — which has a 96% series-level Tomatometer score, every season of which is Certified Fresh (including one 100% CF season), and is regarded by critics as one of the greatest shows in this Golden Age of Television — is also about marriage, parenting, and history’s winning side’s ability to whitewash facts. Should it receive a lower ranking on our ultimate spy show list than a classic like CBS’s Mission: Impossible? Also of note: They both have catchy theme songs.Where should a complicated sci-fi caper like Starz’s Counterpart stand? The series, which returns for season 2 on December 9, finished off its first season with one of those rare, perfect 100% Certified Fresh Tomatometer scores. It stars J.K. Simmons as both a mild-mannered bureaucratic pencil pusher and his aggro alt-universe counterpart, who hunt dangerous reality-hopping spies.The espionage stories of John le Carré have also had televised adaptations. Le Carré s The Night Manager (featuring one of Britain’s top Toms) and, most recently, The Little Drummer Girl both aired on AMC, are Certified Fresh at 90% on the Tomatometer, and rank high on our spy series list.Spycraft can also be quite funny, as in Mel Brooks and Buck Henry’s beloved Get Smart, which ran on NBC and CBS in the late 60s, and the long-running animated FX comedy Archer, which has a 93% Tomatometer score.We considered more than Tomatometer scores to finalize our spy show ranking, however; we also looked at variables like how many seasons each series has, how each of those seasons scored, how many reviews determined those scores, and whether those seasons were Certified Fresh, We looked at other reputable media lists of top spy series to help gauge where to place some classic series without enough reviews to register a Tomatometer score, and then applied a dose of editorial discretion to break some ties and rank some titles based on their cultural resonance.Check out Rotten Tomatoes list of best spy shows ever before it self destructs in three … two … just kidding. Like the FBI’s most wanted list, we’ll keep updating this dossier as more information becomes available.
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Another adaptation of Little Women? Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel has been made into a number of movies, and most of them have been highly regarded — by critics, fans, and awards organizations alike. Greta Gerwig’s new version, which just received a standing ovation at a guild screening, is no different. Well, it is apparently different in that it’s a unique take on the material, mostly for the better, according to the first wave of critics’ social reactions to the movie. Still, we can expect the usual Oscar-worthy performances and a generally enjoyable adaptation.Here’s what critics are saying about Little Women on social media:Have we gotten another great adaptation?It’s lovely. Hannah Woodhead, Little White LiesIt’s inventive and wonderful. Sean Fennessey, The RingerWonderful. A loving, meticulously-crafted adaptation that exceeded my expectations. Heartfelt, moving and a terrific showcase for its extremely talented cast and beloved source material. Kara Warner, People MagazineLittle Women is charming just like the novel/prior versions…Rousing score. Timely as ever. Hard not to cheer. Scott Feinberg, Hollywood ReporterSomeone, please, invent a word stronger than “masterpiece” so I can amply describe Greta Gerwig’s Little Women. More-than-a-masterpiece? Masterpiece 2.0? David Jenkins, Little White LiesIt rules. David Sims, The AtlanticDoes it elicit particularly personal reactions?Jo s lines in Little Women resonate with me completely differently now as a 33 year old single writer. Wanting to remain independent but wanting to be loved. Greta s take on the story made me connect with Jo in a way I never had. As a girl, I just thought she was crazy to reject Laurie. Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles TimesI ve seen Little Women twice now and it s one of my very favorite movies of the year. David Canfield, Entertainment WeeklyOne of the most pleasurable cinema experiences of my life. David Jenkins, Little White Lies(Photo by Sony Pictures)How is this one different from past adaptations?Greta Gerwig takes the straightforward story of Little Women and boldly scrambles it, starting two-thirds of the way through and retelling most of what you remember via flashbacks and cross-cutting. Call it Louisa May Alcott meets 21 Grams. Kyle Buchanan, New York TimesLittle Women has a very strong last third… and a modern interpretation of the novel that shines brightly. I liked her take on it even when it is hard to follow regarding flashbacks. Sasha Stone, Awards DailyWill fans of the book appreciate it?Greta Gerwig delivers a both passionately faithful and gorgeously original take. David Canfield, Entertainment WeeklyThere’s nothing to disparage and many reasons to be pleased with Little Women. Especially, I’m thinking, for those who know the book and have a profound affection for this 19th Century saga about choices, tough terms, romance, heartbreak, love, struggle and artistic aspiration. Jeffrey Wells, Hollywood ElsewhereHow is the ensemble cast?Each role [is] perfectly cast. Scott Feinberg, Hollywood ReporterSaoirse is a fierce Jo, Chalamet/Dern/Streep especially are great in support, and Florence Pugh is astonishing. David Canfield, Entertainment WeeklySaoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh are the standout performances. Gregory Ellwood, The PlaylistExcellent performances from Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh. Jeffrey Wells, Hollywood ElsewhereFlo Pugh and Streep are standouts. Sasha Stone, Awards DailyFor my money, the MVP in Little Women is Florence Pugh…She’s hilarious and winning as Amy, the character best served by Gerwig’s structural gambits. Kyle Buchanan, New York TimesFlorence gets a lot of great notes to play as Amy March and she plays each one pretty much perfectly. As we’re seeing over and over again, she has a screen presence and performing instincts that are pretty god damn incredible. Jordan Crucchiola, Vulture(Photo by Sony Pictures)What about the men?Timothee Chalamet is the best thing about Little Women. He lights up the screen in every scene he’s in. Jazz Tangcay, Awards DailyBest part of Greta Gerwig’s Little Women is the idea that Louis Garrel as a heartthrob will soon be implanted in mainstream American brains. As he should be. Ryan Lattanzio, IndieWireWhat about the contributions behind the camera?Greta Gerwig, writer/director of the new version of Little Women [got] a standing ovation. And it was well deserved! Pete Hammond, Deadline HollywoodFervent, top-notch direction by Greta Gerwig; superb lensing and set design. Jeffrey Wells, Hollywood ElsewhereAre there any problems?Little Women is charming if not a wee bit long…for such a pretty score it’s overscored? There are moments you just want to hear the girls banter but… nope. Gregory Ellwood, The PlaylistAt best, it’s a fresh approach that makes you rethink familiar material. But it can also make simple plot and character developments a bit harder to locate. Kyle Buchanan, New York TimesI have to say that it didn’t quite grab me as I’d hoped. Flashbacks, curious dream sequences, confusing here and there. Handsome and lusciously authentic, but feels in-and-outish. Jeffrey Wells, Hollywood Elsewhere(Photo by Sony Pictures)Is it an awards contender?Best Picture nominee… maybe? Gregory Ellwood, The PlaylsitThe last three Best Picture winners end happily and portrayed the world as ultimately hopeful. Greta Gerwig’s Little Women is the first movie of the year that does just that. So front runner? Sean Fennessey, The RingerWe’ll see as far as Oscars — nice to have an upbeat option. The 36-year-old actress turned auteur could become the first female two-time best director Oscar nominee. Scott Feinberg, Hollywood ReporterI’m not saying Jo March is Saoirse’s Oscar, but truly her only issue as an actress is that she’s so good makes her roles look so effortless and genuine and complete that she might fall into the Amy Adams camp of being so simply good it’s like Academy voters take her for granted. Jordan Crucchiola, VultureAn award-season cherry. Jeffrey Wells, Hollywood ElsewhereLittle Women is in theaters December 25.bob体官网入口基于IP的原始热度，《忘川》手游备受玩家期待。截至公测前，单在B站一个平台，就收获了高达9.1的评分和超100万的预约，这在二次元卡牌游戏中难得的关注度，使其名副其实的跻身本年度最受期待的国产手游之列。而《忘川》手游也通过自己的作品，回馈了年轻受众对IP的认可。
To close out the reinvigorated X-Men saga, Dark Phoenix reunites the franchise s stellar cast to retell one of the most iconic storylines from the comics. Ahead of its release, RT correspondent Maude Garrett sat down with producer/writer/director Simon Kinberg and stars Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Sophie Turner, Evan Peters, Alexandra Shipp, and Tye Sheridan to talk about the new film. Check out the interviews to find out how Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy feel about potential knighthood, what McAvoy thinks about shaving his head, and which MCU heroes the cast would like to team up with.Dark Phoenix opens everywhere on June 7.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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Charlize Theron and Renee Zellweger. (Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)The Academy Awards held its annual nominee luncheon Monday at a new location, the Dolby Ballroom at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts Sciences made the decision two years ago to shorten this year s awards season by two weeks, which resulted in the loss of their preferred home for the event, the Beverly Hilton.Recommended: The Full List of 2020 Oscar NomineesRecommended: Oscar Nominees Gallery – See the Stars with their Certified Fresh trophiesA final chance to socialize with fellow honorees and snap the iconic class photo, the AMPAS luncheon is often touted as a highlight of the season. Littered with stars like Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Charlize Theron, it s hard to walk three steps without bumping into an iconic filmmaker. We spotted Matthew A. Cherry, director of animated short favorite Hair Love, snapping a picture with Knives Out director Rian Johnson and chatting animatedly with double-nominee Cynthia Erivo (Best Actress, Best Song), and Robert De Niro laughing with co-star Al Pacino in front of the DJ booth.But the event isn t just about star-gazing – though it definitely is that. Read below for our recap of highlights from this year s Oscar nominees luncheon.A shortened season keeps some stars awayCynthia Erivo and Brad Pitt. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)As always, the luncheon was a star-studded affair, but it was hard not to notice the note-worthy names who opted to stay home. Supporting Actor nominees Tom Hanks, Joe Pesci, and Anthony Hopkins did not attend, while Best Actor noms Antonio Banderas, Adam Driver, and Joaquin Phoenix also skipped the lunch. Banderas is still on the stage in Spain, while Driver just finished a week at SNL, and our media-shy Oscar frontrunner Phoenix (an advocate for the luncheon s choice to feature a plant-based menu) is likely taking a breather before the last stretch. Bombshell nominee Margot Robbie, who s currently on the Birds of Prey press tour, and Saoirse Ronan were also absent. Most shockingly, double nominee Scarlett Johansson stayed away from her first invitation to the event. Another unfortunate casualty of the shortened awards season is that many stars are likely too exhausted from the non-stop stream of parties, screenings, awards shows, and speeches.1917 embraces its frontrunner statusDean-Charles Chapman, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, and George MacKay for 1917. (Photo by Bryan Beasley)1917 stars George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman showed up to celebrate with cinematographer Roger Deakins, director Sam Mendes, composer Thomas Newman, and co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns who, were all nominated. The lack of acting nominations didn t dampen the two young actors spirits, either. Are you kidding? Today s great! said MacKay when we asked how he was doing before the event kicked off. And he has reason to be optimistic: 1917 has been raking in the hardware, recently adding a Producers Guild win and a Directors Guild win for the one-shot WWII epic. Mendes also seems to have finally embraced his frontrunner status; gone is the shocked expression he gave after his Best Director and Best Drama wins at the Golden Globes. The Skyfall director walked into the luncheon beaming, later snapping a comical photo with fellow nom Rian Johnson, who forwarded it to friend Edgar Wright, who then affectionately posted it on Twitter. Cinematography favorite Roger Deakins also took his buzz in stride, as is his famously laid-back nature; he has been here before, he joked, adding, I just try to enjoy the day. Parasite team continues to woo voters and rack-up frequent flyer milesTaika Waititi and Bong Joon-ho Joel MearesLast year, Lady Gaga was the biggest source of fascination for the Oscar elites. This year, that distinction falls to Parasite director Bong Joon-ho and his ever-present translator and fellow filmmaker Sharon Choi. Choi, who has been everywhere with Joon-ho this season delivering perfectly timed translations, joked that she might stumble at the finish. She told Rotten Tomatoes, I am almost scared the Oscars is where I might finally mess up. We re betting that won t happen, but we re all but assured to see Choi on the Oscar stage and the film s team will undoubtedly continue to own every room they step in. A constant of the season has been that when Team Parasite arrives, everyone – from Brad Pitt to Quentin Tarantino – takes notice. Parasite helmer Bong had to hop a flight to Rotterdam straight after the luncheon, where he is set to premiere a black-and-white print of his socio-political thriller at the Rotterdam Film Festival.QT looks to make history with another Screenplay winQuentin Tarantino. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)Once Upon A Time In Hollywood writer-director Quentin Tarantino also made an entrance, sporting a throwback bowling shirt and a pretty happy disposition considering the grind of the season. With a steady energy that hasn t wavered over the past weeks, the two-time Oscar winner chatted animatedly with his fellow nominees and the assorted press. He told Rotten Tomatoes that he obviously hopes the film wins in every category, but the Best Original Screenplay Oscar would be especially meaningful for him. It s a historic thing only one other guy has won three Original Screenplay Oscars, he said. If he wins for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, he would join Woody Allen (he s the one other guy ) and be on track to maybe surpass him with his rumored final film.And the class favorites are
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5.39.8 5月喜迎Mark McKenna (Sing Street) stars as the compulsive vigilante hero of YouTube Original Wayne, about a 16-year-old Dirty Harry with a heart of gold. Wayne is on a quest to retrieve a smokin hot 79 Trans Am that was stolen from his father before he died. In this exclusive look at the series debut episode, Wayne breaks his crush Del out of family hell to hit the road from Boston to Florida.Wayne premieres Wednesday, January 16 on YouTube Premium.
King of the Crop: Ralph Breaks The Internet, the Bank, and a Non-Frozen RecordDebbie DayFor the fourth straight Thanksgiving holiday, Disney led the way. In 2012, Wreck-It Ralph kicked off the holiday movie season in November with a million opening. It went on to gross over 9 million (a 3.86 multiple) domestic and over 1 million worldwide. The sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet, grossed .6 million over the weekend (the third best Thanksgiving weekend not counting Frozen) and .4 million since Wednesday (a five-day Thanksgiving weekend record not counting Frozen).The .3 million Ralph grossed on Thanksgiving is the highest ever for a film that had not played in a single theater yet. (Frozen made million.) That beat Moana’s .9 million and Coco’s .9 million, the two films not named Frozen that were the previous champions for the five-day turkey weekend with and .9 million. (Frozen made .5 million over the holiday when it expanded to 3,742 theaters from one.) The 86% Fresh animated film also made another .5 million overseas, and should have no problem becoming just the eighth Thanksgiving weekend opener to reach 0 million. Can it become the first film not named Frozen to reach the 0 million mark?Fresh Surprise: Creed II Crushes a Franchise Record(Photo by MGM, Warner Bros. Pictures)After the surprise financial (9.7 million) and critical success (95% Tomatometer score) of 2015’s Creed with a 33-year build-up from Rocky IV (0.5 million with inflation), and Creed II now delivers the highest live-action film opening over the Thanksgiving weekend. .2 million over the weekend and .8 million for the five-day. The latest in the Rocky franchise beat Enchanted’s .4 million and million, respectively, back in 2007. Creed did .6 million and .1 million. The sequel, which has an 82% Tomatometer score, has a long way to go to best Mrs. Doubtfire’s 9.1 million, but it certainly has a shot to join the top five list that currently includes Three Men and a Baby (7.7 million), 1996’s 101 Dalmatians (6.1 million), Rocky IV (7.8 million), and Enchanted (7.0 million).Rotten Returns: Robin Hood Sinks to the Bottom of the ChartsDebbie DayIn opposite news, Lionsgate’s latest attempt at a franchise flailed domestically. The million to 0 million budgeted Robin Hood made just .1 million in its first five days. The only Thanksgiving openers since 1990 to open between million to million over that period and surpass million are Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (.5 million) and Casino (.5 million). Lionsgate is clearly hoping this international hero will help bridge that gap overseas. Ridley Scott’s 2010 43%-rated version with Russell Crowe added 6.4 million international dollars to its 5 million domestic total, while 2018’s version has made .7 million so far. But in terms of films in 2018 that American audiences ignored, it’s down there with Pacific Rim Uprising (.4 million less domestic total than production budget), The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (-69 million less), Skyscraper (.2 million less), and Early Man (.7 million less). The film’s 12% Tomatometer score also makes it one of the worst reviewed films ever to be released over Thanksgiving ahead of just End of Days (11%), Out Cold (8%), Deck the Halls (6%), and both Old Dogs and Christmas with the Kranks at 5%.Top 10 and Beyond: Grinch and Queen Film Cruise, While The Favourite Joins Elite Company(Photo by Universal Pictures)Last week’s No. 1, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald dropped to third place, but dropped even further behind its predecessor; Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them was up to 6 million in its tenth day, while Crimes is at just 6.3 million. The first Twilight film had 9.7 million on day 10 and finished with 2.7 million. While it is likely to join Robin Hood in the red on budget vs. domestic totals, its worldwide tally is over 9 million.We are upping last week’s estimate on The Grinch from 0 million–240 million to 0 million to 0 million after a million five-day haul. That’s the third-best Thanksgiving holiday total for a film in its third weekend behind Skyfall (.5 million) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (.7 million), which were at 0.1 million and 0.1 million after 17 days. The Grinch is at 0.4 million. Meanwhile the parallels between Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born are striking. The biopic of Queen’s Freddie Mercury is up to 2 million on its 24th day of release after a .8 million weekend. (It dipped just 13.6% despite losing 883 theaters.) Lady Gaga was at 8.6 million in the same period, though it grossed slightly more with million. The scale may be sliding in the other direction, but Bradley Cooper’s Oscar frontrunner is now up to 1 million (3 million worldwide) and with a lack of releases over the next two weeks could manage to cross the 0 million threshold. That Bohemian Rhapsody comes anywhere close to that is a victory nobody expected.Green Book (81%) jumped up to 1,063 theaters this weekend, though Universal certainly was hoping for a better per-theater-average of ,120 for a .4 million weekend. The film’s performance may shift the studio’s focus back to First Man as a more viable awards contender despite its disappointing box office. By the same token, Jason Reitman’s The Front Runner (58%) is anything but when it comes to awards right now. Despite an expansion into 870 theaters in its third week, the film earned just an additional 0,000 for a grand total of .06 million. It looks like the political film will be the lowest grossing wide release of Hugh Jackman’s career, replacing Deception (.59 million), which may have been released in a full 2,000 theaters, but even Woody Allen’s Scoop grossed million, and it never surpassed 541 theaters.In solid limited release news, Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite (95%) opened to a robust 0,000 in just four theaters. Not only is that better than The Lobster (0,252) and The Killing of a Sacred Deer (5,120), but that is the seventh best per-theater-average for a film launching in just four venues behind The Grand Budapest Hotel (1,166), American Sniper (3,456), Moonrise Kingdom (2,996). Steve Jobs (1,522), The Imitation Game 9,352), The Revenant (4,560), and Birdman (4,397). That pushes even Best Picture Oscar winner Moonlight (2,075) out of that Top Ten list, eight of which went on to become Best Picture nominees. Its 5,000 average became the best of the 2018 beating Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade (,949). Netflix is currently not reporting the numbers for Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, whose advance theatrical release before its streaming premiere next month have been selling out.This Time Last Year: Coco Led and Justice League’s End Was Beginning(Photo by Disney/Pixar)Pixar’s Coco led the way with .8 million, besting the second week of DC’s Justice League, which grossed million over the holiday weekend. Remarkably, though the superhero film made just over million for the five-day holiday, it grossed just an additional .1 million total going forward. Award contenders Call Me By Your Name and Darkest Hour each opened in four theaters and grossed 2,932 and 5,006, respectively, for the best per-theater-averages. The latter went on to gross over million and win Gary Oldman the Oscar for Best Actor. The Top 10 films grossed 8.4 million from Friday to Sunday and scored 60.6% on the Tomatometer. This year’s films made 2.7 million over the three-day and averaged 68.2%On the Vine: New Releases Begin a Virtual Two-Week Vacation(Photo by Screen Gems)Screen Gems’ The Possession of Hannah Grace is the only new wide release we are getting for the next two weeks and even this one may not reach 2,000 theaters. It is also not being screened for press, so draw your own conclusions. Perhaps you can find where Orion (yes, Orion) is opening the zombie musical Anna and the Apocalypse, which is currently 92% Fresh on the Tomatometer.The Full Top 10: November 21-25Ralph Breaks the Internet .6 million (3-day) / .5 million (5-day) (.4 million total)Creed II .2 million (3-day) / .8 million (5-day) (.8 million total)The Grinch – .2 million (3-day) / .0 million (5-day) (0.4 million total)Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – .6 million (3-day) / .9 million (5-day) (7.1 million total)Bohemian Rhapsody – .8 million (3-day) / .3 million (5-day) (2.0 million total)Instant Family – .5 million (3-day) / .4 million (5-day) (.7 million total)Robin Hood .1 million (3-day) / .1 million (5-day) (.2 million total)Widows – .9 million (3-day) / .5 million (5-day) (.5 million total)Green Book .4 million (3-day) / .4 million (5-day) (.8 million total)A Star Is Born – .0 million (3-day) / .0 million (5-day) (1.0 million total)
Adjusted Score: 89638% Critics Consensus: Those unfamiliar with Alejandro Jodorowsky's style may find it overwhelming, but Santa Sangre is a provocative psychedelic journey featuring the director's signature touches of violence, vulgarity, and an oddly personal moral center. Synopsis: In Mexico, the traumatized son (Axel Jodorowsky) of a knife-thrower (Guy Stockwell) and a trapeze artist bonds grotesquely with his... [More] Starring: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Sabrina Dennison Directed By: Alejandro Jodorowsky
SEASON 2 DELIVERS SOME WELCOME CHARACTER DEVELOPMENTUrban’s Butcher, so single-minded and reductive in season one, finally gets to start digging into some ambiguities with his grizzled antihero, teasing out the guy’s darker side while finding ways to reveal some weaknesses. — Alex McLevy, The AV ClubJack Quaid and Erin Moriarty are the heart of the show as Hughie Campbell and Annie January (aka Starlight), two characters yet to have their moral compasses bashed entirely out of alignment. That said, both have been forced to evolve in order to survive their toxic surroundings, pushing them in interesting new directions. — David Craig, Radio TimesKripke expands The Female s story with some new elements that we won t go into too much detail on here for fear of spoilers. But Fukuhara s emotive expressions and body language effectively communicate the nuanced emotions she s feeling throughout. Her friendship with Frenchie continues to develop and is one of the more tender-hearted relationships in this otherwise-cynical take on superheroes. — David Griffith, IGNBut Homelander (Antony Starr) has more important things on his sociopathic mind. Now that he knows he has a son, he can’t wait to provide the kid with the father figure he never had, and his simmering, unpredictable bouts of ultra-violence have never been so pronounced when faced with his own failures in the family department. — Jon Negroni, The SpoolTHE PRODUCTION VALUE AND SPECIAL EFFECTS GET AN EPIC UPGRADEThe action scenes are tight, smart, and surprising, there are delightful moments of dialogue that deliver both character, humor, and heart, and there are world details so skillfully embedded into the backgrounds of certain scenes that they almost at times serve as spoilers. — Liz Shannon-Miller, ColliderWith so much hype surrounding this second batch of episodes, we re sure you ll be glad to know that it doesn t just live up to what came before, but exceeds it with a bigger, crazier, and more violent season. — Josh Wilding, ComicBookMovie.comAYA CASH INJECTS EXCITEMENT AND DANGER AS SUPERHERO NEWCOMER STORMFRONTAya Cash s Stormfront has all of the edgy humour and some of the best jokes of the season. — Brian Lloyd, entertainment.ieSeason 2 introduces a new member of The Seven named Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social-media savvy supe who pokes fun at the stiff and overly-produced nature of her colleagues and infuriates Homelander with the way she so easily pulls the spotlight away from him. — Hannah Lodge, Screen RexShe s the livewire that creates chaos wherever she goes, and that chaos is a big reason why the season works so well as a whole. Trust me, you ll hate her plenty by season s end, and I couldn t envision the season working so well without her. — Matthew Aguilar, Comic BookFINAL THOUGHTS?With a higher budget, they’ve polished the special effects that were glossed over in the first season, the romance between some of the characters has improved strongly, and the villains are still, well, super. Here’s hoping The Boys really will return in Season 3. — Jon Negroni, The SpoolIf the rest of Season 2 stays on the same path as the first three episodes, it s going to prove the perfect commentary for the tense times in which we live. — Michael Rougeau, GameSpotRude, crude and ultra-violent; The Boys are back with another hugely diabolical but enjoyable outing! — Nicola Austin, We Have a Hulk
(Photo by © Altered Innocence / Courtesy: Everett Collection)30 Essential LGBTQ+ Horror MoviesAs long as there have been horror films, there have been queer horror films. Before homosexuality was formally legislated out of existence in Hollywood by the Production Code — commonly referred to as the Hays Code, which established mandates for “moral standards” in motion pictures and banned depictions of “sexual perversity” — the legendary filmmaker James Whale was building the foundation for American genre cinema with films like Frankenstein, The Old Dark House, and The Invisible Man. Here was Whale, a gay man, building horror in his own image and having astounding box office success as some groups were lobbying Hollywood to censor queerness out of existence. Fortunately, they weren’t creative enough to drive the big bad Other away.In the century since America became the world’s leader in horror film production, the genre became a bastion for the outsiders, the marginalized, the people made monsters by self-appointed adjudicators of sin, and who saw themselves in the supposed “villains” at the center of stories like Dracula’s Daughter. On rare occasion, queer folks were given real protagonists to root for, like Theo in The Haunting, but it wasn’t until the Hays Code was abandoned in the late 1960s that sexuality outside the bounds of heteronormativity became more overt. (Not to say it was all positive representation, but the lesbian vampire wave of the 1970s certainly signified that the puritans were losing the culture wars in genre.) The Moral Majority reign of the Reagan Era slammed up against the AIDS crisis, and the excess and tumult of the 80s gave rise to ultra-stylish and sexualized gore in movies like The Hunger and Hellraiser. The indie cinema boom at the turn of turn of the millennium coincided with the emergence of New Queer Cinema, and eccentric coming-of-age darlings like May and Ginger Snaps provided an alternative to the glossy studio slashers of the time. Now in 2020, we can choose from a lesbian domestic drama involving a baby werewolf in Good Manners, a transfeminist vampire movie in Bit, or a French slasher set in a gay porn community with Knife + Heart. The monsters are out of the closet, and they’re never going back in. Here are our 30 essential LGBTQ+ horror movies, in order of release. – Jordan Crucchiola
bob体官网入口 What do the four most successful – if not beloved – video game movie series have in common? They feature exclusively Rotten movies! But that doesn’t mean the Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tomb Raider, and Resident Evil films don’t pack in the kind of fun set pieces and memorable characters that fans of their origin games are looking for, and which have kept those fans coming back for more. In the latest episode of Vs., Mark Ellis is powering up and deciding which long-running video game movie series is the best of all, despite what critics might say. He’s breaking it all down in five rounds: Box Office, Tomatometer and Audience Score, Characters, Best Foot Forward, and a special wild card round. Will it be the terrifying zombie action of the Resident Evil films or the bloody fatalities of Mortal Kombat? Or will Lara Croft swing in from nowhere to take the W? (We’d throw in a hypothetical Street Fighter win, but… let’s be real here.) Don’t agree with Mark’s ultimate call? “Finish him”… non-brutally, in the comments.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
solved.Hoffa’s connections to organized crime began in the 1930s when he was a union activist in New York, and it was here that the young Hoffa first gained an audience with mafia dons Russell Bufalino and Angelo Bruno. After years of moving up in the Teamsters Union, all while making shady backdoor deals with the East Coast mafia, Hoffa became president of the Teamsters from 1957 until 1971 and turned it into one of the most powerful in the world.But, on July 30, 1975, just four years after stepping down as Teamsters president, Hoffa vanished without a trace. The unsolved disappearance has led to countless theories of what happened, including ones that posit Hoffa was either buried underneath Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands, compacted in a car and sold as scrap metal and shipped to Japan, or buried under a suburban Detroit driveway. The one commonality is that they all agree the mafia had him taken out.The teaser trailer released today seems to have higher ambitions than just exploring Hoffa s rise, fall, and presumed death, however. With frequent allusions to John F. Kennedy and the role of big business and the government, it seems like The Irishman will tackle the connections between a tangled web of organized crime, crooked unions, and American politics in the 20th century.The Cast and Crew(Photo by Universal courtesy Everett Collection)We first got a glimpse of the type of talent in this movie in the initial teaser (even though it was only their names), but now we finally get to see some of the greatest actors in film history and one of the most beloved and revered directors of all time doing their thing.We all know the work Scorsese, De Niro, Keitel, and Pesci have done together, including Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, and Casino, but adding Pacino to that crew is the pistachios on the cannoli.In the upcoming film, Pacino plays Union leader Hoffa and De Niro plays his friend and alleged killer Sheeran, while Keitel and Pesci play bosses of rival East Coast crime families.But the talent doesn’t stop there, as The Irishman’s roster is both top heavy and deep. In addition to these heavy hitters, the film will also feature Oscar winner Anna Paquin, two-time Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale, two-time Emmy nominee Jesse Plemons, and Emmy-winner Ray Romano.In case you weren’t keeping count, that cast features actors who have been nominated for a combined 19 Oscars, 35 Golden Globes, and 27 Emmys, and have collectively taken home five Oscars, five Golden Globes, and seven Emmys. And that’s just in front of the camera.Between Scorsese, screenwriter Steven Zaillian, editor Thelma Shoonmaker, and cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, the talent behind the camera has combined for 25 Academy Award noms and four wins.So, with all that talent and excitement, how has it taken so long for this film to get made?The Journey(Photo by Andrew Cooper/Paramount courtesy Everett Collection)This film has been a passion project for director Martin Scorsese for years, with news coming about the potential film as far back as 2008. (That same article refers to Scorsese s adaptation of Shutter Island as an upcoming release, just to give a sense of how long ago 2008 was.)Since then, the film has floundered in development hell, and Scorsese moved on to directing other long-gestating passion projects like Hugo, The Wolf of Wall Street, and 2016’s Silence. But Scorsese kept coming back to the story of the most famous mob hit in history, and finally, in 2017, Paramount and Fábrica de Cine came together to co-finance the film and aim for a 2019 release.So how did it end up on Netflix, you ask?The BudgetYes, like all things, it comes down to cold, hard cash.Initially targeted for a 0 million budget, the movie s cost soon ballooned to nearly 0,000,000 after the production opted to use a CGI de-aging technique to make De Niro, Pacino, and co. appear younger while playing the younger versions of their characters.Because of this price tag (and perhaps still feeling the burn left by Silence, which cost upwards of million and took in less than million at the box office), Fábrica de Cine and Paramount decided to back out of the project less than a year after agreeing to fund it.Fábrica de Cine producer Gaston Pavlovich explained this difficult decision, saying We quickly realized that Marty and De Niro really thought that the aging process was going to be a very important aspect of this film. The traditional model was not going to work with this new vision of the project [we could not] risk that amount [of money] when all our data was telling us that it was not going to come back. Thankfully, Netflix stepped in, and the importance is not lost on Scorsese, who recently said, “People such as Netflix are taking risks. The Irishman is a risky film. No one else wanted to fund the pic for five to seven years. And of course we’re all getting older. Netflix took the risk.”(Photo by Netflix)Even so, the CGI de-aging comes with both budgetary and cinematic concerns. Previously used on Brad Pitt in Benjamin Button, Jeff Bridges in Tron: Legacy, and Robert Downey Jr. in Captain America: Civil War, the de-aging technology has advanced in recent years to appear more natural, but still remains costly. So costly, in fact, that until Samuel L. Jackson (and, perhaps less noticeably, Clark Gregg) was made to look 25 years younger in the recent Captain Marvel, it had only been used sparingly.Editor Thelma Schoonmaker called it a “risk,” saying, “We’re youthifying the actors in the first half of the movie. And then the second half of the movie they play their own age. So that’s a big risk. We’re having that done by Industrial Light and Magic Island, ILM. That’s a big risk.”While it might be cool to see young Pacino, young De Niro, young Pesci, and young Keitel in the same scene, it could also venture too close to the uncanny valley and take the viewers out of the film.Schoonmaker has also expressed some trepidation over how the public is going to view seeing a 30-year-old Pacino, De Niro, et al. in a 2019 movie: “I haven’t gotten a whole scene where they’re young, and what I’m going to have to see, and what Marty’s going to have to see, is ‘How is it affecting the rest of the movie, when you see them young?’” In that same interview, the eminent editor said that, of the few people they’ve screened the movie for, “nobody minds. Nobody minds watching them play young, because they’re gripped.”While we don t see too much of the de-aged film legends in the teaser trailer, what we do see looks pretty good. On first impressions, the one shot of a young De Niro talking on the phone might be a little distracting, but this is just the first glimpse, so that s a given. With what is sure to be stellar directing from Scorsese and brilliant acting from some silver screen legends, audiences likely won t even notice that there s a 40-something Robert De Niro in a 2019 movie.The Release(Photo by Paramount Pictures)As one of Netflix s main prestige productions for 2019, it was always expected that The Irishman would be released at the heart of awards season, and now we have confirmation.It was recently announced that The Irishman will celebrate its world premiere as the Opening Night film for the 2019 New York Film Festival on September 27. Most likely, the film will be available for the general public a few weeks later in theaters and on your couch.Previously, Scorsese has expressed his disdain for movie-watching on small screens, saying that when he was growing up, films “had to be shown in certain ways — people went to a movie, it wasn’t something you could choose or pick up, or walk out of the room. You actually made a commitment. It was a different experience.” He continued, “the ideal would be to see cinema in its proper context… It’s a problem of pure concentration.”Robert de Niro agrees, saying at a recent film festival, Movies have to be shown on a big screen. It appears Netflix also shares this sentiment, as the teaser trailer announces that the film will be shown in select theaters. Unfortunately, we still don’t really know when exactly The Irishman will be released. But we now know that it will have a splashy premiere at a prestigious film festival at the end of September, and will be shown in theaters and on the streaming service sometime this Fall.The Irishman is currently set to release in select theaters an on Netflix during the Fall of 2019.
bob体官网入口 As The Mandalorian nears the end of its second season, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) must make a difficult choice in his attempt to rescue Grogu. In doing so, he also offers an unlikely opportunity for a former foe. While not as focused on the larger universe as recent episodes, this week once again proved The Mandalorian is more than capable of telling its own tales on its own terms.So let s dive into Chapter 15: The Believer and discover why writer/director Rick Famuyiwa is overdo for his own Star Wars story.The following contains spoilers about The Mandalorian, season 2, episode 7, “Chapter 15: The Believer.” Stop here if you have not watched the episode.Last Week, Grogu Was Baby Yoda–napped(Photo by © 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd. ™. All Rights Reserved.)Arriving on Tython so Grogu can use Jedi temple ruins to contact a Jedi willing to train him, Djarin encountered Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen). Fett s main concern is the recovery of the armor Djarin took from Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant) and offered to protect the child in exchange for it. Sadly, Fett and Shand s help was not enough to prevent the Imperial Remnant from abducting Grogu. Djarin quickly formed a plan to save him, but it requires the assistance of former Imperial sharpshooter, Mayfeld (Bill Burr).Din Djarin and His Accomplices Use Deadly Force To Hunt Moff Gideon(Photo by © 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd. ™. All Rights Reserved.)Instead of the prison break last week s episode appeared to tease, Cara Dune (Gina Carano) uses her authority as a New Republic Marshal to secure Mayfeld s release into her custody.As part of Djarin s plan, Mayfeld needs to use his knowledge of Imperial codes and procedures to ascertain the coordinates of Moff Gideon s (Giancarlo Esposito) light cruiser. Once he hears Grogu s life is in the balance, Mayfeld agrees to assist. Needing direct access to an Imperial terminal, he suggests setting course for the secret mining operation on Morak.Once on the planet, Hess and Djarin disguise themselves as Shoretroopers to infiltrate a refinery for highly-volatile mineral rhydonium. When attempting to access an Imperial network in the mess hall with the terminal, Mayfeld backs out after noting Valin Hess (Richard Brake) among the officers. The two have history. Desperate to find Grogu, Djarin removes his helmet so the terminal can complete a facial scan. Unfortunately, all of their mucking about attracts the attention of Hess, but the Imperial officer only wants to congratulate them, as they were the only transport team to make it back to base. Things turn sour when Mayfeld darkly reminisces about the Burnin Konn engagement of Operation: Cinder, a mission which led to the deaths of roughly 10,000 troopers. When Hess dismisses the losses, Mayfeld shoots him.The resulting firefight leads to Hess and Djarin s escape, thanks to timely assists by Dune, Shand, and Fett. Djarin recovers his armor and Dune decides to let Mayfeld go after seeing him hit one of the rhydonium transports from the Slave I hatch and blowing up the entire Imperial base.Leaving Mayfeld on Morak, Djarin sends a message to Gideon declaring war.A Change of a Hardened Heart Suggests Imperial Goons Are Not All Created Equally(Photo by © 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd. ™. All Rights Reserved.)Mayfeld s reappearance here is a surprising change from his more villainous debut last season in Chapter 6, The Prisoner — also directed by Famuyiwa. It is, nevertheless, a welcome change as Mayfeld shows a hidden depth under his quips. Concern for the loss of life is not a quality the Empire or the Remnant values, and this growing concern was clearly a key reason Mayfeld walked away from the Imps after Burnin Konn.As it happens, Operation: Cinder was part of Sheev Palaptine s contingency plan to cripple the galaxy — Rebels and Imperials alike — should he ever perish. While on its face, it was meant to bring ecological devastation to world like Naboo and Burnin Konn, the high casualty counts were also part of the design. It is doubtful Hess or Mayfeld knew the real reasons for the operation, though, or the other aspects of Palpatine s plan, the retreat of certain Imperial forces to the Unknown Regions.Nevertheless, their reactions here illustrates a distinct difference in character. Hess is a true believer in the Empire s definition of order, while Mayfeld was probably a conditional Imp at best. As seen in Solo: A Star Wars Story and intimated by Luke Skywalker s desire to leave Tatooine, people joined the Imperial military because they are out of options. Typically, the training crushes a person s spirit and turns them into loyal goons like Hess, but sometimes a moral center survives.It is clearly the point of Famuyiwa s script as Mayfeld proved to be more honorable than the other characters he introduced in Chapter 6: The Prisoner. It also suggests Famuyiwa has a longer-form Star Wars story of his own to tell. His directorial debut in the galaxy, Chapter 2: The Child, was a fabulous self-contained adventure seemingly inspired by the simple question What if Boba Fett fought Jawas? Chapter 6, his debut as a writer (with Christopher Yost), continued with the seemingly one-off stories, while introducing a compelling set of miscreants, Mayfeld included. While it is possible he will stay on Morak to help the indigenous population fend off Imps and pirates — a worthy conclusion to his tale — it is also possible Famuyiwa has found a way to highlight the struggles of more common people caught between the never-ending conflicts in the galaxy.And with Star Wars expanding its television footprint to 19 series(!) in the next few years, we have to wonder if Famuyiwa will apply his craft to, say, Rangers of the New Republic. He is a great a filmmaker, and it s clear he can do great things in the Star Wars format, so we think it is time to set him loose on a series or a feature film. He is more than capable.Although, considering Dune declared Mayfeld dead while letting him go, we also have to wonder if he will have to dodge those Rangers in the upcoming series or befriend them.Questioning The Remnant(Photo by © 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd. ™. All Rights Reserved.)While we ponder Mayfeld s future in New Republic space, we also have to consider the Remnant s place in all of this.Is Another Operation: Cinder Afoot? While Palpatine s contingency plans were meant to cripple the Remnant and the New Republic in short order, both factions endured. Is the chaos Hess said would soon happen part of another contingency? The forces that will become the First Order and the Final Order are already ensconced in the Unknown Regions by this point, so sacrificing more Imps to hobble the New Republic feels on-point for the Sith Lord. Provided he s still issuing commands in his bizarre afterlife, of course.What Is The Remnant s Command Structure? Expanding on a question we ve asked before, it is still unclear if these Imperial Remnant enclaves are working in concert or independently of one another. In the Star Wars: Battlefield II campaign, directives regarding Operation: Cinder and other aspects of Palpatine s contingency are delivered to high ranking Imps via prerecorded holo-messages from the Emperor himself. The secrecy involved suggests Palpatine may have encouraged Remnant forces to splinter as part of the plan to cripple anyone not in the Unknown Regions. At the same time, it is possible Gideon united the factions into one organized Remnant. But even if that is the case, it still leaves us to wonder if Gideon is working at Palpatine s behest or for his own ambitions.How Strong Is the ISB? The Imperial Security Bureau definitely gives our heroes pause, but its strength only seems to extend to Remnant controlled zones or specific operations directed by Gideon, himself a former ISB operative. Is the ISB a credible threat? If so, why did the ISB lose track of Djarin and Grogu following the events on Nevarro last season?Why Did the Terminal Recognize Djarin s Face? From Mayfeld s explanation of the terminal system, we expected the facial scan to be another layer of the verification process. If that is true, why did it recognize Djarin s face? The simplest explanation, of course, is that the scan is just a simple logging system instead of a security function. Which may mean Gideon will use the record of the Mandalorian s face against him.Will Djarin Really Carry On Under the Helmet? Although all the Imps who saw his face are dead and Mayfeld choose to ignore what he saw, we can t help but wonder how Djarin can continue to wear the armor after being seen. On the one hand, he s seen plenty of Mandos this season who do not live by the Way of the Mandalore. On the other, he s still a religious zealot who has yet to reconcile the Way with the evidence of his own eyes. Perhaps, like Mayfeld said, Djarin will do what he must to get Grogu back and, after retrieving him, will leave the armor with Boba Fett; in fact, that feels like the right note to end the season on. We ll know soon enough, though, as next week is the season finale.The Mandalorian streams on Disney+.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.