亚博买球采用百度引擎6（Baidu 0）Netflix dominated the week with several big reveals, starting with the news that a Witcher prequel is in the works. Plus, get the low-down on Ratched, the Ryan Murphy origin-story series about a psychiatric-hospital nurse with her own issues. The streamer also reportedly has a Splinter Cell anime adaptation in the works, picked up seven classic Black comedies, and more in the week s top TV and streaming news.TOP STORYThe Witcher Gets a Prequel With Blood Origin(Photo by Netflix)Netflix has ordered a six-episode prequel limited series for The Witcher, called The Witcher: Blood Origin, and set 1,200 years before the events of the original series.Logline: Set in an Elven world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time — the origin of the very first Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal conjunction of the spheres, when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one. The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will serve as executive producer, with The Witcher writer Declan de Barra as executive producer and showrunner, and The Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski as a consultant.“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story The Witcher: Blood Origin, De Barra said in a statement. A question has been burning in my mind ever since I first read The Witcher books: What was the Elven world really like before the cataclysmic arrival of the humans? I ve always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations, how science, discovery, and culture flourish right before that fall. How vast swathes of knowledge are lost forever in such a short time, often compounded by colonization and a rewriting of history. Leaving only fragments of a civilization’s true story behind. The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the tale of the Elven civilization before its fall, and most importantly reveal the forgotten history of the very first Witcher.”Ratched’s All-Star Cast, Led by Sarah Paulson, Unfolds the Backstory of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Villain Nurse Mildred Ratched(Photo by Netflix)Ryan Murphy’s latest collaboration with Sarah Paulson (pictured), Ratched, will debut on Netflix on Sept. 18. The eight-episode season features an all-star cast that includes actors from other Murphy projects, like the American Horror Story and American Crime Story series.Paulson, an Emmy winner for her collaboration with Murphy on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and a multiple Emmy nominee for five seasons of Murphy’s AHS, will play the titular role of Mildred Ratched, the psychiatric hospital nurse who “presents herself as the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be … (but) Mildred’s stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smoldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born.”(Photo by Netflix)The suspenseful prequel to Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and its 1975 film adaptation, for which Louise Fletcher won an Oscar for her portrayal of Nurse Ratched, also stars AHS and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story alum Jon Jon Briones as controversial Dr. Richard Hanover; Finn Wittrock (AHS, The Normal Heart, The Assassination of Gianni Versace) as serial killer Edmund Tolleson; Sharon Stone (pictured) as eccentric heiress Lenore Osgood; Judy Davis (Feud: Bette and Joan) as tough Nurse Betsy Bucket; Corey Stoll (The Normal Heart) as private detective Charles Wainwright; Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs, a political campaign manager; Alice Englert as hospital staffer Dolly; Vincent D’Onofrio as creepy Governor George Wilburn; Charlie Carver as hospital staffer Huck; Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte Wells; and Amanda Plummer as motel owner Louise.Don Cheadle, Rosanna Arquette, Brandon Flynn, Hunter Parrish, and Harriet Sansom Harris (AHS and Hollywood) are also among the cast.Paulson is also as executive producer on the series, which was given a two-season order from Netflix, as is Michael Douglas, who won his first Oscar as one of the producers of the 1975 Best Picture-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest movie.
e Hard is not, in fact, a Christmas movie, and arguing about the distinction has become just as much a yearly tradition.With all of that in mind, we present to you both sides of the argument one from an RT staffer who believes Die Hard should be considered a Christmas movie, and one from an RT staffer who doesn t and ask you to help us settle the debate once and for all. So, is Die Hard a Christmas movie?Yippie-Ki-Yay!(Photo by 20th Century Film Corp. courtesy Everett Collection)Die Hard is a Christmas movie like a stocking is a present: The packaging is different, and some years it hangs nowhere near the tree, but that makes it no less part of the tradition.The gift of Die Hard is that it gives everyone a kick-ass movie to register your disgust (whether genuine or facetious) at the overbearing supremacy of December 25th. What other holiday comes with as much stress or as many marching orders? They give us songs about white Christmases and snow; this movie sets up among palm trees and a steel skyscraper. They speak of hope and goodwill; Die Hard delivers hard-nosed cynicism and explosions. For most, Christmas is about coming together with family. For everyone else, Christmas is about going somewhere you don t want to be, stuck in a building with people you can t escape essentially the plot of Die Hard. This is a machine gun pressed against the status quo, necessary more than ever now that modern American society has devolved Christmas into a political battleground.It boils down to this: America need a movie to push back the baggage of the holidays. It could ve been Lethal Weapon. It could ve been Tangerine. Hell, it could ve been Edward Scissorhands. But it wasn t them. You know why? Because when you re in need of the right movie at the wrong time, you need yippie-ki-yayin John McClane.Yippie-Ki-Nay!(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)There are a few things that should qualify a film as a Christmas movie, but the most commonly accepted distinction demands that the holiday play a central role in the plot. Even on this most basic requirement, Die Hard fails while it certainly takes place on Christmas Eve, the date is entirely incidental to the plot. The holiday party could easily have been replaced by any number of work-related celebrations, and John McClane could have been making the trip from Philly to L.A. for any number of family-related reasons. It didn t have to be Christmas Eve, because literally none of the significant plot developments in the story would need to be changed if it took place during any other time of the year. If that s not enough, what about the spirit of the holiday? Christmastime should be a celebration of family and friends, a time for joy and uplift and peace and love. But no, let s go ahead and watch greedy terrorists (yeah, I know, Who said we were terrorists? ) blow people s brains out, and then watch a wise-ass cop wreak righteous, bloody vengeance upon them. Oh yeah, that feels like Christmas. If you need more convincing, consider that Die Hard opened on July 20. That s right, July it was more summer blockbuster than holiday film, and its marketing reflected that.Look, at the end of the day, is Die Hard one of the best action films ever made? Hell yes. But is it a Christmas movie? No, no it is not. And if you don t believe me, ask Bruce Willis himself, or, you know, the 62% of the population who agree with me. 诚然，国内游戏市场如今手游独霸天下，端游市场面临产品阻断，只不过是资本市场再正常不过的自然选择。在凡事讲究ROI的市场，商人趋利，企业挣钱，自然是天经地义的事情。
“Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” (55%, season 5, episode 6) feature low-key weddings. In fact, the latter is the lowest-scoring GoT episode, largely due, it seems, to Ramsay Bolton s deplorable acts after his wedding to Sansa Stark.Tip: Big weddings are more popular with critics. Keep the slaughter and violence broad and relatively impersonal.The Longer the Episode, the Higher the Tomatometer Average(Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO)Only 12 episodes in the series have running times of 60 minutes or more, but they have a very Fresh 95% average. That’s slightly higher than the 94.1% average of the shorter episodes that don’t cross the one-hour mark. Four of the six GoT season 8 episodes have running times of more than an hour — and they’re all a super-sized 78 minutes or more. Only two previous episodes (season 7’s “Beyond the Wall” and “The Dragon and the Wolf”) have gone beyond the 75-minute mark, and the results are an 85.5% average Tomatometer score — which is almost Rotten by GoT standards. The rest of the episodes average 95%.Fortunately, four of season 8 s six episodes will be longer than 60 minutes.The Writer With the Highest Average Might Surprise You(Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO)Showrunners Weiss and Benioff wrote 46 of the 67 episodes together, and have a 94.8% Tomatometer average. The writers who contributed to the other 21 episodes include Bryan Cogman (10 episodes), George R.R. Martin himself (four episodes), Vanessa Taylor (three episodes), Dave Hill (three episodes), and Jane Espenson (one episode, written alongside Weiss and Benioff). While Espenson’s single episode earned a 100%, the others average around the same: Taylor at 95%, Hill at 94.3%, Martin at 95%, and Cogman at 93.8%. (It s worth noting that without the season 5 outlier “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” however, Cogman’s average for his remaining nine episodes would be the second-highest at 97.4% after Espenson s single entry.)Taylor went on to write the screenplay for the Oscar-winning The Shape of Water, and Espenson became the co-executive producer on Once Upon a Time. Martin, of course, continues to frustrate rabid fans demanding his next book. He s also collaborating on the show s prequel series, starring Naomi Watts, Miranda Richardson, Jamie Campbell Bower, and more.Related: Everything We Know About HBO s Game of Thrones Prequel”With Directors, the First Is the Best(Photo by HBO)Only one of the 19 directors who have tackled GoT episodes so far has averaged 100% — that’s Tim Van Patten, who helmed the first two installments of the first season. The veteran TV director (The Sopranos, The Wire, Black Mirror, and plenty more prestige series) was brought in to reshoot the disastrous pilot episode that was a deemed a “MASSIVE PROBLEM.” Van Patten helped pull off the “biggest rescue in Hollywood history” by smoothing many of the rough edges and successfully introducing the characters and world to the audience. Under his supervision “Winter Is Coming” and “The Kingsroad” laid a perfect foundation for the show to grow.The other top directors include Alex Graves (six episodes, 98.8%), Daniel Minahan (five episodes, 97.2%), David Nutter (six episodes, 96.5%), David Petrarca (two episodes, 96%), and Miguel Sapochnik (four episodes, 96%). Director Alan Taylor, who has directed the most Game of Thrones episodes, shares the distinction of having directed four episodes with 100% Tomatometer scores, along with Graves. (Taylor s Beyond the Wall, while still high at 82%, brought down his average to 94.4% — which is like complaining that your New York City penthouse apartment on Central Park sucks because its floor-to-ceiling windows only wrap around three sides of the building.)Nutter, Sapochnik, and Benioff and Weiss are directing the final six episodes of season 8. With four 100% episodes between them, they should certainly be able to find a way for GoT to go out on top with a 95% or above finale.Tyrion Lannister Drinks, Knows Things, and Plays an Integral Part in the 100% Tomatometer Rated EpisodesTyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) is the go-to guy for 100% episodes because he’s appeared in 21 of the 22 perfect episodes and played a major part in the sections mentioned above. He was heavily featured in director Tim Van Patten’s two 100% episodes and in each of the fourth episodes with 100% scores. He also played an integral part in the two 100% Tomatometer episodes written by George R.R. Martin that feature battles ( Blackwater ) and very expensive weddings ( The Lion and the Rose ). What makes Tyrion the MVP are his appearances in Blackwater and Battle of the Bastards. They are highest-rated episodes that take place in only one or two locations (a very good thing). Basically, you want Tyrion appearing in any episode for any reason.Nudity, Major Deaths, Pie, Direwolves and CameosAfter sorting through all the GoT episodes, we learned there are several side elements that make positive Tomatometer contributions to the series. The episodes featuring pie consumption (99.1%), famous musician cameos (97.1%), Stark or Lannister death at a wedding (100%), or a direwolf being killed onscreen (99% Summer in The Door and Grey Wind in The Rains of Castamere ) have great Tomatometer averages. However, we did learn that certain favorite GoT elements or characters don’t move the Tomatometer needle; for instance, episodes featuring main or recurring characters getting naked (93.7%) or being killed (94.4%) don’t have the best Tomatometer averages comparatively.Appearances of the Night King also trend lower at 93.4%. Only two episodes have a 100% score, revealing that it s actually best to feature him during a battle episode ( Hardhome ) or a wedding episode ( The Lion and the Rose ).How to Build a Perfect 100% Fresh Game of Thrones EpisodeBased on the statistics and observations above, we’ve come up with an equation that adds up to a perfect Game of Thrones episode:Make it 61-62 minutes long + air it as the fourth episode + hire Tim Van Patten to direct it + include a major battle or fight in which the heroes suffer major losses + tack on a very expensive wedding + make sure George R.R. Martin writes the script + include Tyrion Lannister + limit the story to one or two locations + kill a direwolf + eat a pie = 100% Fresh Tomatometer score.Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season premieres Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. on HBO.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.亚博买球代理商都希望可以做到长期稳定的运营。而稳定运营的关键是稳定的手游代理平台和快速更新的游戏。游戏的更新速度代表了游戏的生命周期，游戏的生命周期代表了我们对这款手游的推广和玩家操作所需的时间。现在的手游的品质都非常不俗。代理商也逐渐重视游戏的运营。而一款高质量的手游，两三年都不是问题。所以稳定的平台是长期稳定运营的基础。
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The CW reshaped the status quo of its comic book–based programming on Thursday by releasing a bevy of information during its annual Upfront presentation to advertisers. Besides trailers for the upcoming Batwoman and Katy Keene series, it also unveiled a new fall schedule obscuring the prevalence of superheroes on the network and teased the coming of “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” the annual fall Arrowverse crossover which will prove to be the most epic yet devised.So let’s take a look at what The CW’s comic book future will look like in the 2019-2020 season.No Legends of Tomorrow Until 2020Starting with the saddest bit of news — no, not the imminent end of Arrow — the network has postponed DC’s Legends of Tomorrow until mid-season. We’re big fans of the scrappy, goofy, time-traveling series. Despite the roughest of starts for any of the CW superhero shows, it found its voice in humor and the wilder aspects of the DC Comics library – from the most unlikely band of heroes to recurring spots for characters like John Constantine (Matt Ryan), and the demon Neron.Then again, those qualities make it much more a CW mid-season series than a headliner like The Flash or Riverdale. Consider off-beat series like My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and iZombie and the placement makes much more sense. While it proved to be a nice change of pace from the dour Arrow this season, it also doesn’t need the connection to the main Arrowverse series like it once did. Perhaps the series will flourish in iZombie’s place.Alternatively, we may soon be sad to discover Legends will take another cue from iZombie and plan for its fifth season to be its last.Batwoman Gets a Fall PremiereIn one of the bigger surprises, Batwoman will arrive on The CW in the fall. The series seemed destined to replace Arrow on the schedule, but giving it a big fall debut signals the network has a certain confidence in the program.The series stars Ruby Rose as Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne’s cousin. Three years after Batman disappeared from Gotham City, crime has once again run rampant, and Kate’s father Jacob (Dougray Scott) attempts to hold back the tide as the head of Crows Private Security. But with the Alice in Wonderland gang kidnapping his own officers, Kate returns to town only to discover Alice’s latest victim is her ex-girlfriend Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). Tired of this state of affairs, Kate learns the truth about Bruce and takes up the cape and cowl as her own – even if her father despises masked vigilantes. Also, it is entirely possible Kate has a closer tie to Alice (Rachel Skarsten) than she realizes.The premise continues a certain progression within the Arrowverse as it gets closer to the main DC superheroes. Also, Batwoman is a pretty great character in her own right thanks to a complex inner life and mythology devised by Greg Ruka, J.H. Williams III, and W. Haden Blackman. From the trailer released by The CW on Thursday, some of these elements are already on display; like Kate’s dishonorable discharge from military school and Alice herself. Sadly, some of the elements we love from the comic book – Jacob as Kate’s version of Alfred and a ongoing relationship with Maggie Sawyer – will not be part of the series, but knowing the love these programs have for the source material, we expect those things will be honored in some way.The series will be paired with Supergirl on Sundays, a move which seemed fated from the moment word of a potential Batwoman series first made the rounds last summer. This seemed like such an obvious pairing, we were shocked to learn in last year’s “Elseworlds” crossover that Kate lives on Earth-1 and not Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) Earth-38. But with the coming Crisis, their pan-dimensional addresses may change.Arrow Joins The Flash on Tuesdays(Photo by JSquared Photography/The CW)Though The CW has a bevy of superhero shows (and two more shows based on comic books), it makes an attempt not to be known as the comic book network. One of the tactics they employ to obscure its superhero reliance is doubling the shows up on two key nights. In fall 2019, Tuesday will once again serves as the anchor night for this scheme as Arrow spends its final days as The Flash’s lead-out.And based on the way season 7 ended, it seems the eighth and final year will see Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) on one last mission to not only save his city, but the entire Multiverse. In a way, it seems mind-boggling that a show once so grounded as Arrow would end with its lead character saving all of creation. Then again, it also seems like something Oliver would take upon himself even if he hadn’t made that deal with The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) during last Fall’s “Elseworlds” crossover. Presumably, this last mission will take place within the Arrow context — that is to say, a grounded story without super-powered shenanigans — before the Crisis takes Ollie to the cosmos.We’re also going to presume Legends will take Arrow’s Tuesday night slot in 2020. Black Lightning, which has held the Tuesday 9 p.m. slot since it debuted, is moving to Monday’s following All American in the Fall.Katy Keene Also Gets a Mid-Season SlotWith Riverdale seemingly heading toward an endgame — at least, its season finale heavily suggested a series-ending twist for next year — its world will finally expand with Katy Keene, a series based on the Archie Comics character set for a mid-season debut. The network previously developed Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as a Riverdale expansion before it quickly found a new home at Netflix. Compared to that show, it is easy to see why Katy Keene is a better fit for the network.Starring Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Jonny Beachamp, and Julia Chan as four up-and-comers in a New York as magical and timeless as Riverdale is murky and corrupt, the series was initially pitched as a musical dramedy, but that terminology has disappeared from all official descriptions of the series. Music will still be a big part of the series as Murray imports her Riverdale character Josie McCoy to Katy Keene. In fact, supporting characters from the Josie and the Pussycats comics like the Alexander and Alexandra Cabot will feature regularly on the series in the forms of actors Lucien Laviscount and Camille Hyde. The series will also feature Zane Holtz as Katy’s longtime boyfriend KO Kelly – another Archie Comics import – and Katherine LaNasa as Katy’s “demanding” boss Gloria.While seemingly light as air, the show hints at a dark edge with Chan’s Pepper Smith described as a mysterious player in town with dubious connections and even more dubious wealth. Considering the series was developed by Riverdale and Sabrina executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the show is almost guaranteed to have a dark heart beating under that veneer of glamour.In the meantime, though, it looks like a near-perfect intersection of The CW’s most successful programs. It would just need a member of the Gossip Girl cast to show up as a speedster to be really perfect.Riverdale, meanwhile, will remain its Wednesday 8 p.m. time slot. We would not be surprised to see Katy Keene become its lead-out come winter.The Crisis Is Nearly Upon Us(Photo by The CW)But there was one key happening the network was excited to tease during its presentation: the 2019 Arrowverse crossover, “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” The title is borrowed from the historic 1985 miniseries published by DC Comics, in which the company celebrated 50 years of its rich history while also ending the DC Universe as it existed up to that point. As the marketing at the time stated, “Worlds will live, worlds will die, and nothing will ever be the same.”In calling the 2019 crossover “Crisis,” we expect it will have similar ramifications. As it happens, Barry Allen and Kara Zor-El famously died in that story – and in rare display of fortitude in comics, both stayed dead for quite awhile – a possible ending for their TV counterparts hinted at during “Elseworlds.” But more importantly, the story ended with several DC Comics Earths merging into one new Earth. Considering this was one of the original Crisis on Infinite Earths’ lasting legacies for nearly two decades, we would not be surprised to see Kara become a permanent resident of the same reality as Barry Allen. This may be why Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) was so quick to give up his powers. In 10 months’ time, there will no longer be a Multiverse to vibe into.As a television event, “Crisis” will span for three episodes prior to the customary CW winter hiatus, then resume with two more episodes in January 2020. But considering the way the Arrowverse programs will be doubled-up on Sundays and Tuesdays, it is unclear how each of the five parts will air. The previous crossover were stripped across three-to-four days, so that will like be the case again, with Black Lightning switching nights with one of the other shows or taking part itself – though the network has made no suggestion the show will finally become part of the Arrowverse. In fact, its story lines are so tightly paced, we have no idea how it could pause to help Barry (Grant Gustin) save all of time and space. Nonetheless, we d still love to see the Pierces standing alongside the heroes of Earth-1 and Earth-38 when they face off against the single greatest existential threat to ever laugh at the DC superheroes.
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The hit 2018 horror movie A Quiet Place could have easily been a standalone feature, one proving John Krasinski was indeed a great director as well as actor, and especially successful alongside his co-starring wife, Emily Blunt. But now there’s a sequel, A Quiet Place Part II, and it’s finally hitting theaters on May 28!Does it prove itself worthy of existence as a follow-up? Does it also show promise for a continued franchise (as Paramount is planning)? The first reviews are out and mostly positive on both fronts, even if not all of them agree on the sequel being at least as good as the original.Here’s what critics are saying about A Quiet Place Part II:How does it compare to the first film?The second installment is just as good as the first one, proving to be an incredibly effective and tense experience. Joey Magidson, Awards RadarIt’s another breathless chamber piece, expertly crafted to pack dread into every nerve-rattling sound. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterKrasinski has not at all let up on the thrills and chills and alien-centric terror, but he’s also bulked up on the drama, emotion, and very human pain at its center. Kate Erbland, IndieWireThe thriller is still engrossing in many spots but ultimately doesn’t come together like the first one. Though, it’s not for lack of trying. Rodrigo Perez, The PlaylistIn many ways, Part II suffers from some of the same follow-up problems afflicting The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Jacob Oller, Paste MagazineIt struggles to recapture the lightning that turned the 2018 original into a hit. Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm(Photo by Jonny Cournoyer/©Paramount Pictures)Does it rehash the original or build upon it?The fortunate thing is how effective the film is at expanding this world without betraying the qualities that made the first work. Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentPart II earns the promise of a sequel by doing what the best sequels do, striking out in search of new stories instead of settling for retracing its steps. Angie Han, MashableA Quiet Place Part II seems content to reiterate rather than build on its predecessor’s revelations. Justin Chang, Los Angeles TimesWhat this second installment mostly offers more of is the same… echoing without quite amplifying the pleasures of its predecessor. A.A. Dowd, AV ClubIs it worth seeing either way?The focus is broadened with diminishing returns, but A Quiet Place Part II still manages to conjure up enough thrills to make it worthwhile. Ian Freer, Empire MagazineThey come up with more than enough to justify a second trip into their world. Angie Han, MashableAs a piece of storytelling, it’s skimpy and vaguely unsatisfying. As a series of fight, flight, or bite-your-tongue set pieces, it delivers. A.A. Dowd, AV Club(Photo by Jonny Cournoyer/©Paramount Pictures)How is John Krasinki s direction this time?His ability to direct stunning, action-driven set pieces on par with any other blockbuster has grown, [and] so too has Krasinski’s initial motivation: to make a movie for his family. Kate Erbland, IndieWireI don’t know if Krasinski plans to remain in the realm of genre films as a director, but he indeed continues to deliver, even for a movie that didn’t have to exist. Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentKrasinski’s milked this franchise and its gimmicks to provide us with his two best showings behind the camera, but he—like its characters—needs to grow beyond it. Jacob Oller, Paste MagazineKrasinski’s filmmaking mostly has a slick, well-tooled confidence that should land him a superhero gig soon, but it might be wise to let the Abbotts off the hook for now. Ian Freer, Empire MagazineWhat about the screenplay?The intimacy of the storytelling tugs relentlessly at our anxieties for the duration. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterKrasinski has sole writing credit this time, and while his directing is more impressive, the way he opens up this world is pretty satisfying. Joey Magidson, Awards RadarDual storylines are wrapped up together ingeniously… What is interesting about this film is that it quite persuasively shows us a post-post-apocalyptic situation. Peter Bradshaw, GuardianThe relentless tension and close-quarters intimacy that he established in the first film can’t help but slacken under the weight of a swiftly expanding narrative. Justin Chang, Los Angeles TimesIt hints at a bigger world outside the boundaries of its genre games, then largely neglects to explore it. A.A. Dowd, AV ClubIt can’t just recycle the premise of the first film as many a horror sequel has done. So instead, it fills up the runtime with plot — and a fairly run-of-the-mill post-apocalyptic thriller plot, at that. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmSome of the screenplay’s conceptions of how society has disintegrated don’t really track. Ian Freer, Empire Magazine(Photo by Jonny Cournoyer/©Paramount Pictures)Is it scary?There are some jump scares that had me Fosbury-flopping out of my seat with a yelp. Peter Bradshaw, GuardianThe jump scares here are legitimately distressing because there’s so little distance separating us from the main characters. Those jolts are not cheap tricks but immersive approximations of what the people onscreen are experiencing. David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter[The premise] comes with its unique terror, an inherent tension in watching anyone do anything that might kick up a bit of noise. But there is also the anxiety in what Krasinki’s characters can see. Kate Erbland, IndieWireJump scares and bloody mayhem are more the order of the day. They re effective in the moment — I nearly fell out of my seat a few times — but they don t linger in their terror, and there s nothing close to the excruciating horror of the nail or birth scenes from the original. Angie Han, MashableIs it a horror or a post-apocalyptic adventure?… A Quiet Place II falls somewhere in between, with the effective thrills and jump scares of a horror film, but with an overly familiar post-apocalyptic plot that we’ve seen many times before. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmThe reason these films work is not because of the scares. They work because, at their heart, they are a high concept meditation on parenting. Lindsey Bahr, Associated PressDoes it work as a family drama?While becoming a bigger flick, it still retains an emotional quotient that makes you care about the Abbott family. Without that, this would be just another creature feature. Instead, it’s something more. Joey Magidson, Awards RadarPart II feels caught between two conflicting modes, a tightly focused family drama and a more expansive vision of post-apocalyptic decay. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times(Photo by Jonny Cournoyer/©Paramount Pictures)How are the performances?Millicent Simmonds owns A Quiet Place Part II in a way that assures this her franchise. Matt Donato, What to WatchThis is very much Millicent Simmonds’ movie. Her elevation to the full-on hero of this franchise is well earned. Joey Magidson, Awards RadarSimmonds is an excellent performer: bold, confident and forthright, holding her own opposite the alpha-emoting presence of Murphy. Peter Bradshaw, GuardianThe kids are good, but sorry, they’re no Emily Blunt. Rodrigo Perez, The PlaylistBlunt and Murphy convey volumes with just their eyes, and they’re matched by Jupe and Simmonds, two of contemporary film’s most empathetic and insightful actors of any age. Alonso Duralde, The WrapThere is a key aspect that worked in Part II‘s favor, and that’s the addition of Cillian Murphy. Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentMurphy and Simmonds are a fantastic pairing. Murphy brings a likability and tenderness to a fairly well-worn archetype, while Simmonds is allowed to shine as the clear-eyed heroine of the piece. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmHow does the movie look?If the shots capturing predator and prey often owe a debt to James Cameron’s Aliens, well, there are worse models to emulate. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterKrasinski and cinematographer Polly Morgan know how to shoot the apocalypse. Jacob Oller, Paste MagazineCinematographer Polly Morgan’s effused light provides a fascinating juxtaposition, balancing the beauty of nature with the omnipresent dangers lurking. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionPolly Morgan‘s visuals aren’t quite as memorable as last time, but the cinematography is still very elegant. Joey Magidson, Awards RadarAdd to that a better handle on the visual effects used to depict these violent creatures, and you have a film that really found itself when it comes to all of the technical aspects. Aaron Neuwirth, We Live Entertainment(Photo by Jonny Cournoyer/©Paramount Pictures)And how does it sound?Immersive sound design is again the superstar. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionThe layered sound design, fittingly, is a thing of beauty. And like the first film, this one also benefits immeasurably from Marco Beltrami’s vigorous orchestral score. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterThe movie sounds great and utilizes sound brilliantly. No franchise is as mesmerizing on an auditory level as this one is. Joey Magidson, Awards RadarWhile I don’t think the sound is leveraged toward dramatic ends, here, as well as in the prior installment, the craft is still intermediately astounding as it builds to create big-time scares. Robert Daniels, 812filmreviewsShould we look forward to more sequels?Amusingly enough, [its] measured world-building also sets the stage for still more stories and sequels. Kate Erbland, IndieWireWhere the story will go from here it s hard to guess, though it does seem reasonable to assume it s not over. Part II seeds more than a few possible avenues for potential spinoffs and sequels. Angie Han, MashableThe ellipsis not only demands but practically promises another installment. Stay tuned for Part III, it screams without words. A.A. Dowd, AV ClubA Quiet Place Part II only swings us to the next film. Rather than allowing us to enjoy this one. Robert Daniels, 812filmreviewsA Quiet Place Part II releases in select theaters on May 28, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
(Photo by Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)Updated March 10, 2020Netflix announced its first planned series with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland in 2018. In fact, there was so much drama and scintillating programming on the original development slate from the Scandal alums that Rhimes said in a statement then that this is Shondaland 2.0. So, what exactly, does Shondaland 2.0 look like? The first of these shows is supposed to hit Netflix in 2020, which means we ll be updating this list as more news becomes available.Inventing Anna Will Star Ozark Emmy-Winner Julia GarnerRhimes is creating and exec-producing Inventing Anna based on the New York magazine story about con artist Anna Delvey.Remember that viral story about a young and posh 20-something who duped Manhattan’s elite (even one Vanity Fair staffer) into believing she was an heiress? Well, according to the press release, Rhimes is going to make us wonder again if “she[’s] the stuff American dreams are made of or is she New York s biggest con woman?” and “is it a con if you enjoy being taken?” It was later announced that the series would be called Inventing Anna. It will star Ozark Emmy winner Julia Garner as the titular troublemaker and Veep’s Anna Chlumsky as a reporter with a lot to prove who becomes embroiled in her web. The cast also includes Jennifer Esposito, Laverne Cox, and Scandal s Katie Lowes and Jeff Perry.The New York article mentioned Delvey’s penchant for shopping fancy designers like Acne and Rick Owens, so it s also exciting that Scandal costume designer Lyn Paolo is credited on this series too.Bridgerton, Where Gossip Girl and Downton Abbey Meet?One of the first Shondland-Netflix collabs to hit the streaming site will be Bridgerton, a scripted soap set in the high society of Regency London, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It will be narrated by none other than Julie Andrews as the unseen gossip writer Lady Whistledown, while For the People’s Regé-Jean Page plays a duke who has his pick of the ladies, and Younger’s Phoebe Dynevor will play debutant Daphne Bridgerton.The series is described as a “smart, feminist take on Regency England romance [that] unveils the glittering, wealthy, sexual, painful, funny, and sometimes lonely lives of the women and men in London s high society marriage mart.” Chris Van Dusen, who is an alum of the Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal writers’ rooms — and therefore knows a ton about steamy trysts — is adapting author Julia Quinn’s best-selling book series.Anna Deavere Smith Adapts The Warmth of Other Suns(Photo by Photo By: Jason Mendez/Everett Collection)Esteemed playwright Anna Deavere Smith is making a TV show based on the Great Migration. Smith, who also appeared in Shondaland’s ABC drama For the People, is adapting author Isabel Wilkerson’s best-selling historical non-fiction The Warmth of Other Suns into a series that the press release promises will track “the decades-long migration of African-Americans fleeing the Jim Crow South in search of a better life in the North and the West between 1916 and 1970.”Smith will also appear in Rhimes Inventing Anna.California-Set Historical Drama PlannedMad Men and Gilmore Girls alum Janet Leahy is creating a series currently titled Pico Sepulveda, which is set in the 1840s when the state we now associate with Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and the beach was then part of Mexico. The press release says it will follow “the end of an idyllic era there as American forces threaten brutality and war at the border to claim this breathtaking land for its own” and sounds like an excellent companion for those who enjoyed the Netflix miniseries Godless, which has an 89% Fresh Tomatometer score.There’s also a dark comedy set at a summer camp.(Photo by Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection)Writer-actress Jill Alexander — you may remember her as the oft-fired Hooli staffer Patrice from HBO’s Silicon Valley — is creating this half-hour series, titled Sunshine Scouts. The plot sounds ideal for anyone who enjoys Netflix’s teen-focused dark comedies like I Am Not Okay With This (85% on the Tomatometer): “An apocalyptic disaster spares a rag-tag group of teenage girls at sleep-away camp who must then summon their moxie and survival skills to weather the fallout and ensure all that remains of humanity abides by the Sunshine Scout Law.”Shondaland to Adapt Ellen Pao’s Silicon Valley–Set Tell-AllNetflix and Shondaland have acquired the rights to Ellen Pao’s groundbreaking memoir. Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change details the former Reddit interim CEO s life and career, including the lawsuit she brought against her former employer Kleiner Perkins that triggered lasting media attention to sexism in Silicon Valley and foreshadowed the Time’s Up movement (in which Rhimes and Beers have both been active). Netflix has yet to announce a head writer or an official title.Scandal Is Over, but Shondaland Hasn’t Left WashingtonAlso on the docket for an adaptation: Kate Andersen Brower’s non-fiction book, The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House. While a head writer has not been named and the series does not have an official title, we are told that the series will follow in the footsteps of Brower’s book and give an “accurate insider’s account of White House residence staffers and the upstairs downstairs lives they share with the First Families at one of the most famous homes in history.”Shondaland Fave Debbie Allen Featured in Dance Doc(Photo by ©MGM/Courtesy Everett Collection)Tentatively titled Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, this documentary will go behind the scenes of the Grey’s Anatomy star’s (and frequent Shondaland series director) infamous Debbie Allen Dance Academy as they reimagine the classic ballet The Nutcracker with an inclusive cast and a blend of dance traditions. Oliver Bokelberg, who was the directing producer on Scandal, will serve as director, cinematographer, and producer.Pucker Up to Netflix Anthology Series Notes on LoveShondaland continues to add to its development slate, which now includes the anthology series Notes on Love. Announced in 2019, this episodic anthology series will explore the “unexpected, life-changing, euphoric, hilarious, surreal, and all-consuming places where love intersects with our lives,” Variety reports. The first season, which will focus on marriage, includes episodes penned by Rhimes, Norman Lear and Aaron Shure, Steve Martin, Diane Warren, To All the Boys author Jenny Han, and Shrill author Lindy West and her husband, Ahamefule J. Oluo.
Joaquin Phoenix is making all the headlines with his magnetic performance in Todd Phillips Joker, but before he came along to give us all the creeps, who played the character best? We decided to look back at the history of the singularly iconic villain as portrayed on screen and take on the impossible task of figuring out the answer to that question. So how did we do it? Watch as Mark Ellis takes every big-screen version of the Joker and pits them against each other in four categories: Box Office/Tomatometer, Most Memorable, Most Dastardly Plan, and, of course, the Wild Card round. Check out the video to see who gets crowned the ultimate Clown Prince of Crime, and let us know in the comments who your favorite is!Joker opens everywhere on October 4.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
(Photo by BBC America; HBO; ©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection; FX; Andrew Eccles / © CW / Courtesy: Everett Collection)TV Vampires By TomatometerEven before the fall 2008 premieres of True Blood on HBO and Twilight in theaters ushered in the vampire craze of the late 2000s, television had immortalized the mythological creatures in series dating back to the early days of the medium.Off-kilter 1960s sitcom The Munsters included bloodsuckers in its cast of spooky characters, and supernatural soap opera Dark Shadows, which debuted in 1966, introduced a number of nightwalkers over its six-year run.Rotten Tomatoes has compiled a list of TV s best and worst vampire series. While the shows don t all have to be solely about vampires, each of the series on this list must have significant characters with the urge to suck blood. That s why even though General Hospital spin-off Port Charles didn t start off as a supernatural series, it made this list anyway because of the series vampire-related story lines.True Blood and The Vampire Diaries, of course, feature prominently, but there are also many that debuted before Edward Cullen sparkled in the sunlight — the grand dame of teen supernatural soap operas, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for one. We ve also added newcomers, including the based-on-the-film FX comedy What We Do in the Shadows and Dracula, a Netflix-BBC co-production from Sherlock creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.Check out our list of the best vampire TV shows ranked by Tomatometer. Shows that don t have series-level scores are listed alphabetically after the numbered entries.
亚博买球 Today we dropped a preview of a special program we re launching in 2019: We call it RT21, and its purpose is to mark 21 years of Rotten Tomatoes by celebrating the movie and TV moments we ve loved, the critics who have contributed to our growth and success, and, most importantly, the fans who ve been driving debate and discussion with Rotten Tomatoes for more than two decades. The centerpiece of RT21 will be a video series, The 21 Most Memorable Moments, for which some of cinema s biggest names will break down the most unforgettable moments at the movies since Rotten Tomatoes was born. And there will be much more than that (see our 21 Reasons We Can t Wait for 2019) – but we won t give it all way now.
ir interpretation of the words onto the screen in the most captivating way possible. Cinematography, editing, production design, costumes, scoring, and, most importantly, performance all live or die by the director s vision. This why Best Picture and Best Director nominations often go hand in hand.Featuring names like Scorsese, Tarantino, and Soderbergh, this year s contest is poised to pit some of our generation s most iconic filmmakers against each other for end-of-year accolades. Rotten Tomatoes whittled down the names in contention to a list of the five strongest contenders using Tomatometer scores, scripts, early screenings, and the thoughts of pundits and critics. Whether we like it or not, the campaigns are quietly underway, and the conversation has started – and we re now ready to join it. Of course, if history tells us anything, it is that some of these names won t make it to Oscar night, but we re pretty confident a few of them will be right up there in awards chatter. So read on as we break down our ridiculously early picks for 2020 Best Director contenders.Don t agree with our picks? Have at us in the comments.Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) 85%Quentin Tarantino would invariably rank high if not at the top of just about every list of iconic contemporary directors. The 70s-junkie pop-culture aficionado released his ninth studio film earlier this year, and following the lackluster response to his last effort, The Hateful Eight, the Los Angeles native is back and enjoying his best reviews in years. With Steven Soderbergh, James Mangold, and Martin Scorsese likely populating the category, star power could be the thing that differentiates each film in this highly competitive field. Soderbergh has Queen Meryl Streep, Mangold will have Damon and Bale, and the trifecta of Pesci, Pacino, and De Niro are with Scorsese for The Irishman; but as impressive as all of those are, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood boasts LEO AND BRAD! They gave two of the most universally acclaimed performances of the year – even if the movie they were featured in has divided some critics. Adding in Tarantino s signature style, there doesn t appear to be anything standing between the Pulp Fiction director and his third Best Director nomination.James Mangold, Ford v Ferrari (2019) 92%James Mangold managed to pull off a shock on Oscar nominations morning in 2018 when he, along with American Gods writer Micheal Green and Scott Frank, garnered an Oscar nomination for Logan. The Wolverine saga s climax still remains the only comic book superhero film to earn the honor, and though Mangold has previously directed Reese Witherspoon and Angelina Jolie to Oscar wins, Logan marks his sole nomination. Ford v. Ferrari looks to change all that, telling the true-life tale of how the Ford Motor Company worked tirelessly to build a car that could beat racing powerhouse Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1966, with Matt Damon as famed Ford car designer Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale as racing legend Ken Miles. If Mangold can spin a perfect mix of car-racing adrenaline and sports movie passion, he may just catch the eye of Academy voters.Greta Gerwig, Little Women (2019) 95%Little Women released its first trailer earlier this week and set social media on fire. Watching the internet s boyfriend Timothée Chalamet profess his love for indie princess Saoirse Ronan on a wind-swept hill looks set to be more than enough to guarantee the period drama will be a hit with audiences. Moreover, the fact that Greta Gerwig is adapting a previously Oscar-nominated novel also could work in her favor for Oscar accolades. Some considered her choice to adapt Louisa May Alcott s Little Women for the eighth time a slightly uninspired way to follow up Lady Bird, but when Gerwig can command a cast that includes Chalamet, Ronan, Chris Cooper, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Laura Dern, and Meryl Streep, you can t fault her for wanting to put her own spin on the story of the March ladies. With nearly 35 Oscar nominations between the cast and crew, Little Women is a juggernaut of talent that cannot be denied. Adding in the fact that the director branch s most influential member, Steven Spielberg, is a fan of Gerwig, and that she is likely the only female director in contention well, odds are she ll make the cut.Martin Scorsese, The Irishman (2019) 95%Thankfully The Departed gave Martin Scorsese his first directing win after 25 years and five nominations, so the pressure is off slightly, but the 76-year-old director is still hungry for more. Boasting a stacked cast and the use of new technology, Scorsese s The Irishman is set to be a major player come Oscar time. During last year s ceremony, as Netflix was racking up multiple wins from its 15 nominations, the studio opted to play a teaser for The Irishman. It was a mic drop moment to be sure, and while the trailer showed no footage or even an official image, the names plastered on the screen were enough: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Martin Scorsese. Using technology unlike what we’ve seen in the MCU, or will see in Ang Lee’s The Gemini Man starring Will Smith, The Irishman has positioned itself for multiple, possible double-digit nominations in technical and above-the-line categories, including potential nominations for its three leads. Add in the script, which has been said to be incredible, and the fact that this is Scorsese s return to his mob roots, and it s hard to see him not getting a nod. We broke down all we gathered from the trailer and all we know about the film so far, and though much is still steeped in secrecy, Scorsese s likelihood for a nomination is undeniable.Bong Joon-ho, Parasite (2019) 98% 可能有佬爷会疑惑，为什么在玩家们已经体验过众多移动端FPS游戏之后，还会对《使命召唤手游》抱有这么高的期待呢？
How s the Artistry? Much of the series is beautiful to look at conceptually, but there s no getting around the sameness of the character design, the lack of expression in those big, soulless American-doll-style eyes, and the lifeless storytelling. Brian Lowry, CNN.com Telling the puppet characters apart sometimes proves a daunting challenge, and it s difficult to mount much enthusiasm for the task given the first episode s plodding pace. Rob Owen, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Like the original, it s an extraordinary technical achievement filled with stunning images and remarkable puppet work. And, also like the original, it won t appeal to everyone. Keith Phipps, TV Guide You can liken it to Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones or any high fantasy series you like, but after ten magical hours it truly stands on its own as a gorgeous, innovative, emotional, joyous, and exceptional wonder. Allison Keene, Paste Magazine(Photo by Kevin Baker/Netflix)How s the Storytelling? A beauty with a fully realized world which seems to know where it s going and how to get there. Verne Gay, Newsday The thrilling, moving Age of Resistance marks an impressive pushback against the age of CGI. Sara Stewart, New York Post A good reminder that the fantasy genre is about taking a step toward something unfamiliar and then letting it take you away. Hank Stuever, Washington Post An astonishing achievement that will equally delight and disturb. Matt Fowler, IGN Movies The series (which has to fill five times as much screen time as the movie) is full of padding, especially in the tedious scenes of the vain, petty Skeksis squabbling with each other. The first episode opens with three and a half minutes of solid narration (Sigourney Weaver) to explain the fairly rudimentary set-up, and there are long, unnecessary detours that seem meant to expand the world of Thra, but are mostly just easily skippable filler. Josh Bell, CBR The film established a world that was strange and mysterious, but it barely skimmed the surface of its potential in its 90-minute runtime. The Age of Resistance writers are filling that blank space in a way that feels natural rather than superfluous. They’ve invented past conflicts, expanded the roles of characters from the film, and built a nuanced social order for the Gelflings that helps explain how the Skeksis came to power and maintained their grasp on Thra for a thousand years. The writers have also created numerous minor touches that add to the character of the world, like beautiful, somber rituals for the choosing of a new Gelfling leader, and a way of mourning that still embraces the show’s central philosophy that death is a necessary, important part of life. Samantha Nelson, The Verge(Photo by Kevin Baker/Netflix)How s The Voice Work? A few standouts in the impressively deep cast are worth mentioning here, and none more than Simon Pegg s incredible version of The Chamberlain. Fans will remember this devious opportunist from the original film, and Pegg is unrecognizably perfect taking over the role, becoming the most fascinating character in the series. Game of Thrones’ Nathalie Emmanuel also brings vibrancy and light to her unintentionally corpse-looking Gelfling, Deet, with her endlessly endearing voice work. Awkafina is a riot on the other end of the spectrum as The Collector, the pus-filled, whiny Skeksis along with Mark Hamill doing what he does best in a delightfully over-the-top performance as The Scientist. Kyle Wilson, The Lamplight Review Aside from the assurance of puppetry over CGI, the biggest draw to the series? Its incredibly stacked voice cast, which includes a who’s who of sci-fi/fantasy TV and film. They rise up to the challenge, with some of them clearly having a blast recording it. (On the Skeksis side, Mark Hamill, Jason Isaacs, and Simon Pegg are all highlights.) But in a season of television that has 180 speaking parts (many of them introduced at the same time), most of that celebrity voice cast gets a little lost in the shuffle. Michelle Jaworski, The Daily Dot(Photo by Kevin Baker/Netflix)Final Verdict? Simultaneously acts as a gift to fans packed with Easter eggs and a powerful primer for the uninitiated. Caroline Framke, Variety It s a rare and beautiful beast that s definitively an epic TV series, as well as feeling very easy to surrender to and bury oneself between luxuriously rich storytelling and gloriously beautiful pops of color. Kimberly Ricci, Uproxx One of the most remarkable productions in TV history, and one of the best modern fantasies ever made for the small screen. Erik Kain, Forbes Whether you re watching for fulfilled nostalgia or current pleasure, this is a whimsical, fun and entertaining series. Dan Fienberg, Hollywood Reporter Ultimately, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance prequel is a more than worthy successor to Henson s 1982 masterpiece while establishing itself as a master work in its own right. There is something for everyone in this exquisite offering. Nicole Drum, ComicBook.com Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a triumph of creativity and entertainment. Chris Cummins, Den of GeekThe Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance season 2 launches Friday, August 30 on Netflix
亚博买球 Resistance keeps certain aspects of these larger-than-life baddies grounded and relatable. We do have amazing villains. People read into the villains as villains in their own lives or they may read into them as historical villains, Henson explained. We talked about the ancient Romans as conquerors who appropriated different lands that they settled in. Those were more of our references for the villains. But [the Skeksis] are delicious villains and they re great and are very horrible and very scary. From the sound of things, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will blend a fair share of horror, fantasy and drama together that is sure to appeal to all ages. You may even need a reminder from time to time that these are puppets you re rooting for.The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premieres on August 30 to Netflix.The Dark Crystal Cast With Character PhotosThe Gelfling: