想做手游代理怎么做呢？手游成为人人必玩的娱乐项目，随着高科技的火速发展在手机上下载的游戏平台数不胜数，游戏种类更是不计其数。深受广大市民的喜爱，其中年轻人和儿童便是忠实的粉丝群体。近几年来，手游在市场上越来越受欢迎，为有志青年带来无限的创业商机，很多投资商发现手游的市场发展潜力大，他们想做手游的代理来从中赚取财富，我想做手游代理但是并不知道该怎么做，这边是众多创业者共同考虑的问题。亚博靠谱么Spider-Man: Far From Home swung into theaters ahead of the July 4 holiday, ready to snatch up tons of cash and extend the MCU following the events of Infinity War and Endgame. Critics are liking what they see in this second solo(ish) outing for Tom Holland s Peter Parker; the movie is Certified Fresh at 92% on the Tomatometer right now, with reviews throwing praise at Holland, Zendaya, and MCU newcomer Jake Gyllenhaal, as well as the movie s twisty plot and its abundance of big laughs. But is it the best Spider-Man movie we ve seen? That s a hard call with Spider-Man 2 still lingering in people s memories, and last year s Into the Spider-Verse raising the bar of what s possible in animation. This week our RT Aftershow panel – host Mark Ellis, Geek Bomb s Maude Garett, and critics Scott Mantz and Joelle Monique – weighs in on that question, along with what they thought of Mysterio, the movie s many surprises, and where the MCU could be headed next. Watch about and let us know what you thought of Spider-Man: Far From Home in the comments. (Careful: The video contains major spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home.)Spider-Man: Far From Home is in theaters now.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Best-Reviewed Foreign-Language Movies 2020Our Teflon™ 2019 Oscar holdover, Portrait of A Lady On Fire, finds another win here for Best-Reviewed Foreign-Language Movie, as it was released after our cutoff for last year s Golden Tomatoes. Among the list of foreign-language winners, we also have a pair of docs that are not to be missed: One that chronicles the lockdown in Wuhan, China, and another about political corruption that rivals All the President s Men for drama. Our list was topped by a romance but there is plenty to love for genre fans, including the hilarious and gory revenge comedy Why Don t You Just Die! and Guatemala s entry for the 2021 Academy Awards, La Llorona.The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of February 28, 2021. Scores might change over time.« Previous Category Next Category »
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(Photo by Reisig & Taylor/© ABC/Courtesy: Everett Collection)It s been 15 years since Oceanic Flight 815 went down. At the time of its premiere, on Sept. 22, 2004, J.J. Abrams iconic series Lost was a major risk for ABC. It was expensive, it was long, and it left plenty of questions about the group of plane crash survivors who landed on a mysterious island. Now, it s clear that Lost didn t just change the way audiences watched television — it forever altered the way TV shows are created.The show s epic pilot showed audiences and networks alike just what type of stories can be told in primetime. Up until that point, procedural staples (like CSI, Law Order, or House) and multi-camera sitcoms (think Two and a Half Men and Will Grace) were the go-to styles of programming. But Lost presented a plethora of deep concepts in a story format mostly unseen by television audiences. On the surface, it was a primetime soap opera about a diverse group of castaways as they fought for survival after a violent plane crash. But underneath that was a layered exploration of the human condition — with the concepts of free will, good vs. evil, and faith regularly playing an important part in this deeply mythologized journey.It was the beginning of a Mystery Box trend in programming, all thanks to Abrams vision and ace showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. And once it all caught on — Lost was the first program with an official TV podcast, its showrunners broke down episodic details weekly, TV recappers wrote thesis-length investigations into each episode, and internet chat forums became a hotbed for fan theories — the demand for more high-concept programming set in.(Photo by Mario Perez/© ABC/Courtesy Everett Collection)TV budgets blossomed, production quality became cinematic, and, almost overnight, serialized narratives began popping up in plenty of small-screen stories. Seven years after Lost premiered, and one year after its polarizing series finale, another ambitious program hit television: Game of Thrones.While there are stark differences between the two programs, one can easily draw a straight line from Lost to Game of Thrones.Hear us out: Yes, George R.R. Martin s books existed long before the series even entered development at HBO. Lost, on the other hand, was cobbled together in such a haphazard manner that its success was baffling to Lindelof and ABC. The channel had been struggling for a hit and, after network exec Lloyd Braun watched the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away, he had an idea. What if there was a plane that crashed and a dozen people survived, and nobody knew each other, Braun told Grantland. Your past was almost irrelevant. You could reinvent who you were. You had to figure out — how do you survive? What do you use for shelter, for water? Is it like Lord of the Flies? How do we get off the island, how do you get home? And I start to get very excited about the idea, and I start thinking about the title Lost. (Photo by Mario Perez/© ABC/Courtesy Everett Collection)Lost s two-part pilot came with a reported price tag of million, the most expensive of any TV episode at that time. Combine that high cost with how the ongoing story was told, processed, regurgitated, and theorized, and the only other program in recent memory to capture the same caliber of attention was Game of Thrones. Swap out the Dharma Initiative, the Smoke Monster, and the Others with White Walkers, dragons, and the Dothraki and the similarities become clearer. There s also the fact that every episode in GoT s final season cost million apiece. It cost HBO about million to produce each episode in the show s previous two seasons. That s pretty crazy when you think about the budgetary restrictions television producers had to work with just a decade ago.Lost featured an ensemble of mostly unknown actors who were cast without a finalized script (which is a head-scratch–worthy detail unto itself). But the characters were instantly iconic and their International diversity became an important component to the story being told as well as the representation it provided for the global audience with which the series ended up connecting. Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) was British, Claire (Emilie de Ravin) was from Australia, Mr. Eko (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) was Nigerian, Sun (Yunjin Kim) and Jin (Daniel Dae Kim) were from South Korea, Desmond (Henry Ian Cusick) was Scottish, and let s not forget the former Iraqi Republican Guard member, Sayid Jarrah (Naveen Andrews).The diverse nature of the cast not only appealed to a global fandom, the characters helped break down preconceived notions regarding citizens from certain parts of the world.(Photo by © ABC/Courtesy Everett Collection)While the majority of Game of Thrones cast may be white (and British), there is a similarity here in the sense that both shows gave their actors celebrity status the world over. Going from barely getting recognized to packing Hall H at Comic-Con is a feat worth recognition.The cinematic style of Lost also put ABC in a spot it wasn t expecting to be in. Suddenly the network, which boasted plenty of reality programs and game shows, was competing with premium cable entertainment like The Sopranos or The Wire. It was a high concept risk that almost never saw the light of day, and once it did ABC scrambled to bring in Lindelof and Cuse to keep the show afloat.Before HBO offered its own standalone streaming service, and before Hulu was a word that even existed, ABC made new episodes of Lost available to watch on its website just one day after broadcast. This type of digital availability of programming wasn t something audiences or networks were used to. But ABC experimented with this early business model. Two years later, Hulu took that baton and ran with it.(Photo by Mario Perez/ABC/Courtesy Everett Collection)This wasn t the only way Lost engaged with its audience. In 2005, as free episodes became available to watch online, the network invested its time in a new means of storytelling: the podcast. With Cuse and Lindelof regularly appearing on the Official Lost Podcast, along with members of the cast, to provide insight to the drama and mysteries as they unfolded, a new means of engaging with fans was born. Lost premiered during a time when Facebook and MySpace were the social networks of choice. The iTunes Store was in its infancy, and it would be a few more years before Twitter launched (and Game of Thrones fans would subsequently harness the platform to discuss episodes in real time). And yet the character drama, intricate puzzles, and island mythology that unfolded on ABC s groundbreaking series connected with audiences on a level unlike ever before.Lindelof and Cuse (or Darlton, as the internet began to call them), helped start the trend of putting showrunners in the spotlight. Before Lost, viewers weren t granted such a peek behind the proverbial curtain. D.B. Weiss and David Benioff became the faces of Game of Thrones like Lindelof and Cuse before them. The actors were no longer the only celebrities in the room.ABC broke ground with Lost, giving us an odd string of numbers, a mysterious hatch, and an island full of possibilities to ponder week in and week out. It was an existential story that plucked heartstrings and inspired wonder. This layered exploration of life vs. death and good vs. evil captured the imaginations of audiences and content creators alike. Once Lost ended, HBO took the mantel with Game of Thrones, further breaking down the barrier of what is possible to achieve on the small screen.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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At 40% on the Tomatometer, Godzilla: King of the Monsters didn t fare so well with critics, who largely felt the kaiju action in the film was spectacular but was too frequently sidelined in favor of a half-baked human story. Fans, on the other hand, felt quite differently, rewarding the giant monster battle royale with an 86% Audience Score. That s a far more impressive number than the 2014 reboot (66%), the Monsterverse follow-up Kong: Skull Island (69%), and even the recent Japan-produced Shin Godzilla (74%) all three of which, we might add, were also Certified Fresh according to the critics.In the wake of its box office-topping opening weekend, we decided to take a look through the user reviews for King of the Monsters to see if we could discover what the cause of this rift was, and the results were somewhat surprising. Generally speaking, while RT users tend to agree with critics about the film s shortcomings, the former are far more forgiving. At the end of the day, fans came to the movie to see Godzilla face off against or team up with some of the franchise s most iconic characters, and they got exactly what they wanted. Check out the user reviews and let us know what you thought of the film, and these reviews, in the comments. (Note, some of the reviews have been slightly edited for length and grammar/spelling.)(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)How Are the Action and Visuals?Hard-to-follow CGI overload. Ro, 2 starsGood action, but under a blue Snapchat filter. Bad plot. Buckshot, 2 starsExcessively silly, but the imagery is often jaw-dropping and honestly, what more do you need from a monster movie? Alec B., 3 starsThis movie is awesome. Truly one of the greatest and most epic kaiju movies ever made. The battle scenes were beautifully shot and gave a large sense of scale. A must-see.– Colton H., 4 StarsKing of the Monsters goes full Avengers in introducing King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan for a full-on monster mash. It s by no means a good film, but it s dumb fun watching the titans clash. Zak, 4 stars(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)What About the Writing?Garbage. Pacific Rim was onto something; these guys didn t take notes. NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE STUPID HUMAN STORIES, FFS. Michael D., 0.5 starsNo plot, no point Just a lot of noise! Mary R., 0.5 starsPoor writing, average acting, cliched characters, terrible dialog. Felt like it was four hours long. Todd, 1 starWanted to love it as a Godzilla fan for almost 50 years, but it lacked drama, had laughable and unlikable human characters. The color palette was dark and generally monochromatic. The attempts at one-liners fell terribly flat. The kaijus deserve much better. Brandon M., 2 starsIt s not one of those films that you go to for the writing, that s for sure! But all in all, the kaiju battles were glorious fun to watch and the performances were decent. A good summer popcorn flick! M00vieCritic W., 3.5 starsThe only thing that would have made the movie any better is if they took out all the human actors. For a longtime Godzilla fan, this film had me smiling ear to ear. I cant stress enough how much i loved this movie! Michael, 5 starsReady for a nerdgasm??? KOTM brings the heat. For all the dyed-in-the-wool fans, this scratched the itch left festering since 2014 s good but underwhelming outing. The plot was cohesive, the human elements tied into what was happening with the monsters, and I was searching for some bad CGI, but couldn t really find any. Go see it. I ll be going back for IMAX. Eric, 5 stars(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)Will It Satisfy Longtime Fans?Classic Godzilla. Loved it! Wish we saw more of the other titans in action, though. A couple slow spots, but very entertaining. Childhood memories came rushing back. JLW, 3.5 starsAs a fan of Godzilla: Final Wars, I am pretty satisfied. It s a film that is meant to be watched with little seriousness. And I very much enjoyed the callbacks to the original soundtrack. Hansen W., 4 starsMovie antagonist didn t make a lot of sense, but at the same time, their ridiculousness echoed that of the Heisei era Toho movies. The monster battles are thrilling, though sometimes I wish they didn t cut away so often. Would be nice if there were some day fights but that s okay. This movie is stuck between whether it wants to take itself seriously or not. This problem rests with the characters some are fun and relevant while others are cheesy and trope-riddled. The score is top notch and the resurgence of the original theme is breathtaking. Overall, if you are looking for classic monster action and are a Godzilla fan through and through, you will have a good time. And if you don t like classic monster tropes then idk why you would go watch this movie in the first place. Seth S., 4 starsIt truly did feel like the Godzilla movies I remember watching as a youngster, except with better visual effects and better acting. The monster action was intense and the visuals were breathtaking. A must-see for every fan of the franchise or anyone wanting to see a good sci-fi/monster movie! Levi, 5 starsAbsolute love letter to the Toho films, full of easter eggs, fan service, and giant monster fights. Easily in my top 5 Godzilla movies (from the U.S. or Japan). Mike S., 5 stars(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)Does It Live Up to the Hype?It takes a very accomplished pen to walk this improbability-act of a tightrope balance. This ain t it. Gerald H., 2 starsExactly what Godzilla fans want. Some really cheesy dialogue aside, I couldn t ask for anything better. Critics are just flat out wrong about this movie. GO SEE IT! Adam H., 4.5 starsAMAZIIIIIING!!! Godzilla 2014 was a better Hollywood film, but this was a better GODZILLA movie!! Great job! Looking forward to Godzilla vs. Kong!!! Khris C., 5 starsCheck out all of the user reviews for Godzilla: King of the Monsters so far. Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Ryan Fujitani for Rotten Tomatoes: You ve written, what, literally hundreds of novels across various series R.L. Stine: I know. Now, let s not say the number or I ll have to go take a nap or something. It s 26 years of Goosebumps. Do you believe it? I think they are about 140 titles now. I don t know. How did it happen? The Fear Street series; there are about 80 in the Fear Street series for teenagers.RT: So you ve not only done that, but you ve done short stories, anthologies, even comics. Did you have any inkling that the Goosebumps series in particular would attract the kind of fan following that it did?Stine: No, we had no idea. And we thought we were doing something kind of dangerous. No one had ever done a scary book series for seven-to-12 year olds. It had never been done, and I was really reluctant. For one thing, Fear Street was doing really well, the teen series, and I didn t want to mess that up. I was very reluctant to do Goosebumps. And then finally I said, All right, okay, we ll try two or three. The kind of businessman I am, right? We ll try two or three. And they just sat on the shelves. It took about six months for kids to discover them. I think if it were today with computers and everything, the stores would ve pulled them off the shelf, and that would ve been it.About six months. Somehow, kids discovered them, and then started telling other kids the secret kids network and it just went crazy. There was no advertising, no hype. Nobody knew me. It was just one of those insane things that no one had planned on. Nobody.RT: Considering you were so skeptical about it working, what was it that finally made you take the plunge?Stine: Well, they kept after me, my editors, and then finally I said, All right. If I can think of a good name for the series, let s try a few. And then I tried to figure out how I could do it and not really terrify seven-to-12 year olds, and I decided I d have a blend of horror and humor.RT: It took quite a while for the Goosebumps movie to come to fruition.Stine: 23 years, it took.RT: Was it satisfying to finally see your creations on the big screen in blockbuster scale that way?Stine: Yeah, it was, and it was a wonderful surprise because I had very little input in the movie. No one wants the author around. No one wants the author around, and I just felt so lucky that the film was so good. It really was a good movie, and I was just very happy about that. And also so weird to be a character. It was all about me. How weird is that, right?So I really enjoyed it. Yeah, I had a really good time with it, and it s totally revitalized the Goosebumps book series. We re back. It s been incredible. I just signed on to do six more. Some of us don t know when to quit, right? We just keep going.Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is available to stream and on DVD/Blu-ray now.
Amazon’s Hunters has piqued television fans’ interest by selling Al Pacino as a killer of Nazis in 1970s America. Does the pulpy series pay off on that curiosity? The first reviews, based on the first five episodes, are rather mixed, but the premise retains its promise even in some of the less-favorable takes. The dark-comedic drama seems heavily inspired by comic books and the work of Quentin Tarantino with lots of violence, and whether that’s respectful of the Holocaust or whether the pastiche and mix of tones works is up for serious debate.In addition to Pacino, the series stars Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Josh Radnor, Carol Kane, Tiffany Boone, Greg Austin, Louis Ozawa, Kate Mulvany, Saul Rubinek, Dylan Baker, and Lena Olin.Produced by Amazon Studios, Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, and Sonar Entertainment, Hunters was created by David Weil, who serves as executive producer and co-showrunner alongside executive producer Nikki Toscano. The series is also executive produced by Peele and Win Rosenfeld from Monkeypaw Productions, Nelson McCormick, David Ellender from Sonar Entertainment, and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who directed the pilot.Here’s what critics are saying about Hunters:Is this essential peak television?(Photo by Amazon Prime Video)Click image to see full poster in a new tab.It’s very much something that people need to see right now. Megan Sunday, The SpoolAn astonishingly good series that blends exploitation films, revenge movies, a brilliant cast, and a killer soundtrack. Alex Maldy, JoBlo’s Movie EmporiumHunters is a lot of fun. Merrill Barr, ForbesThe series manages to deliver enough Nazi-hunting thrills to make it worth a watch, if not an immediate binge-watch. Kevin Yeoman, Screen RantI toggled back and forth between thinking the show was good or bad — occasionally in the same moment. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling StoneI m still struggling to decide if the show is quality TV, and if I like it or not. What I m sure of is that I find it fascinating and while I may not necessary want to recommend it, I want to talk to people about it. Dan Feinberg, Hollywood ReporterIs it good for the Jews?(Photo by Christopher Saunders / Amazon Studios)The show pays respect to the history of the Jewish people above all else, something that series creator David Weil clearly holds dear. Kevin Lever, Tell-Tale TVIt may require an almost Talmudic level of study to determine if Hunters is good or bad for the Jews, but I m willing to participate. Dan Feinberg, Hollywood ReporterGiven today’s climate, both Jews and the Holocaust deserve something better and a bit more dignified. Rodrigo Perez, The PlaylistHow is Al Pacino’s performance?(Photo by Christopher Saunders / Amazon Studios)Al Pacino is really good as the Professor X of this story even if his thick Jewish accent can sometimes come off a bit comical. Alex Maldy, JoBlo’s Movie EmporiumPacino is surprisingly reserved here, playing Meyer as someone perpetually weary. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmThe legendary actor keeps the volume of his Germanic growl at a low rumble, which makes Meyer’s rare outbursts more powerful. Kristen Baldwin, Entertainment WeeklyThere s a confident wisdom and impish cleverness to what Pacino is doing, a sense of fun that comes from watching the wheels spin in this iconic star s head. It s just hard to judge it using traditional metrics of quality. Dan Feinberg, Hollywood ReporterWhat about the rest of the cast?(Photo by Christopher Saunders / Amazon Studios)Carol Kane is, of course, fantastic. Megan Sunday, The SpoolOn a show packed with remarkable talent, [Greg] Austin manages to stand out. Kevin Lever, Tell-Tale TVDespite Austin’s excellent work, it sometimes feels like [his character] wandered in from some other show. Megan Sunday, The SpoolThe main character is Lerman s Jonah Heidelbaum, which is Hunters biggest problem…He s a charm-less character with only one dimension, and Lerman s surly performance amplifies it. Liam Mathews, TV GuideLogan Lerman is the show s actual lead, and holds his own against his older co-stars. Still, the degree to which any of this cartoonish mayhem feels real is largely a credit to the gravity Pacino provides in certain moments. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling StoneIs the show well-written?(Photo by Christopher Saunders / Amazon Studios)The first five episodes of Hunters are taut and intricately plotted…occasionally the writing feels facile. Kristen Baldwin, Entertainment WeeklyThe dialogue has a tryhard, wound-too-tight quality. The quips are too long and too crude, with a lack of rhythm. Liam Mathews, TV GuideThe storytelling so far is dutifully on the nose, making those kinds of transitions feasible. Christian Toto, HollywoodInToto.comWhat are critics comparing the show to?One concentration camp flashback is shot in black-and-white until finally a single object is presented in color, like the little girl’s red coat from Schindler’s List; suddenly, the scene is less about the suffering of the people in it and more about the filmmakers’ love of Steven Spielberg. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling StoneIt’s a tonal Hindenburg – Tarantino-esque one minute, Schindler’s List the next. For those aghast at the comic detours taken by Jojo Rabbit, this is infinitely worse, sloppier, and crude. Christian Toto, HollywoodInToto.comHunters makes you feel like you re watching a really long Tarantino knockoff that lacks the director s humor and audaciousness. Liam Mathews, TV GuideThis show seems to borrow much of its aesthetic from Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds…but it fails to get the alchemical balance right. Daniel D’Addario, VarietyDoes it try to pack in too much?(Photo by Christopher Saunders / Amazon Studios)There is a lot going on in this show…so much that Weil opts to open Hunters with a 90-minute premiere episode that frequently buckles under its own weight. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone[It] lives in the extremes. It can be sober and thoughtful in one moment, gleefully trashy in the very next.” Alan Sepinwall, Rolling StoneCartoonish splash-page montages exist back-to-back with unflinching flashbacks set in concentration camps. It takes a deft hand to encompass material like this – and that deft hand is severely lacking here. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmDoes the show have trouble balancing its tone?The balancing act works pretty well if you can stomach each extreme Ben Travers, IndieWireHunters deploys its surreal (and much-needed) humor strategically.” Kristen Baldwin, Entertainment WeeklyHunters is a story that should not be as funny as it is nor should it be as shocking, but it works in both ways. Alex Maldy, JoBlo’s Movie EmporiumAs the tone becomes broader, it pushed me away from the tight involvement I initially felt to the premise and the players. Peter Martin, ScreenAnarchyIt’s just a shame that there seems to be so much distance between what Hunters wants to say and what it actually expresses. Judy Berman, Time MagazineWhat is the show’s portrayal of Nazis like?(Photo by Christopher Saunders / Amazon Studios)The Nazis of Hunters are, at least on the surface, just folks…they aren’t manifestations of supernatural evil and Hunters benefits from it. Megan Sunday, The SpoolOpting to portray the Nazis as a hierarchy of cartoon villains, Weil makes them so uniformly crafty and fearsome that you can imagine contemporary neo-Nazis watching Hunters and feeling pretty good about their forebears. Judy Berman, Time MagazineHunters wants to have it both ways, depicting its villains as both horrifically dangerous and clownishly incompetent, sometimes in the same breath. Kevin Yeoman, Screen Rant And what about the Holocaust? It respects the drama inherent to any Holocaust story while still allowing fans to enjoy the fictionalized quest for vengeance. Ben Travers, IndieWireIt doesn t divorce the Holocaust from reality and it doesn t trivialize it, but it certainly sensationalizes aspects of it in ways that left me feeling uncomfortable. Dan Feinberg, Hollywood ReporterHunters will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, February 21.
Watch: Co-writer Annie Mumolo and director Paul Feig on the making of Bridesmaids above.In 2019, Rotten Tomatoes turns 21, and to mark the occasion we’re celebrating the 21 Most Memorable Moments from the movies over the last 21 years. In this special video series, we speak to the actors and filmmakers who made those moments happen, revealing behind-the-scenes details of how they came to be and diving deep into why they’ve stuck with us for so long. Once we’ve announced all 21, it will be up to you, the fans, to vote for which is the most memorable moment of all. In this episode of our ‘21 Most Memorable Moments’ series, Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo and director Paul Feig remember the notorious food-poisoning scene and the fantasy sequence from the original script that it replaced. VOTE FOR THIS MOMENT IN OUR 21 MOST MEMORABLE MOVIE MOMENTS POLLTHE MOVIE: Bridesmaids (2011) 90%Few comedies have rocked the movie industry like Bridesmaids did back in 2011. From the first draft of the script to a South by Southwest debut that had Hollywood talking, to a mega opening weekend and multiple Oscar nominations, this was always going to be a special comedy for the beginning of the new decade. But what makes the story of out-of-luck bridesmaid Annie (Kristen Wiig) stand out from so many other buzzy and celebrated comedies is that its impact has lasted, and continues to this day – not just in the career boosts it gave its leads and director, but in the way it changed the playing field for female-driven comedies and the creative minds who wanted to make them. It all started, according to co-writer Annie Mumolo, with an exciting meeting with a Hollywood producer… that never ended up happening, and her own experience as a “perpetual bridesmaid.”“That planted the seed for us. We thought, ‘Oh, maybe we should write something together.’ Annie Mumolo: Kristen [Wiig] and I had been writing and performing together at the Groundlings for years. We had an instant sort of chemistry there and we just had a lot of success with our sketches that we wrote together. So at one point a Hollywood producer approached us after a show and said, ‘You guys, you two have really good chemistry. I d love to have a meeting with you.’ At the same time, we had been talking about ‘maybe we should think of writing a movie sometime.’ And when he approached us we were very excited, [and] we exchanged information. Then we called him and he never called us back. That was it – I don t know. A bizarre thing. But it kind of planted the seed for us. We thought, ‘Oh maybe we should write something together.’ Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo (who featured in a scene) in Bridesmaids (Photo by Suzanne Hanover/©Universal Pictures)“Everyone I knew was getting married. All my cousins and friends. And I was a perpetual bridesmaid.”Mumolo: At the same time, everyone I knew was getting married. All my cousins and friends. And I was a perpetual bridesmaid. I was encountering all kinds of characters in my adventures. So we started talking about that idea and that was where it started. One moment that I think the whole emotional anchor of the movie came from was a moment [at my friend’s] wedding reception. You know how there s that big dramatic run out of the building, and they get into their car and drive away? And everyone s celebrating? I remember my last friend that got married, and the feeling I had as they ran out, got into their car – it was this very deep feeling of being left behind. I just remember standing there. You re very happy for them, and you want this to be happening to them, but you have this complicated sort of feeling. Because it makes you question, ‘Am I doing what I should be doing?’ “Within five minutes I got a call from Judd saying, ‘Alright we re going to do this.’”Paul Feig: It was in 2007, I was working on another movie and Judd [Apatow, who produced Bridesmaids] called me up and said, ‘Hey, we re doing a reading of this script that Kristen Wiig wrote.’ Kristen had just been in a movie I did called Unaccompanied Minors, and it was the first time she had ever been in a movie and I just loved her. I thought she was so funny, so I went to that script read. (One of the ironies is that Melissa McCarthy was one of the people reading, but she was reading other roles; she wasn t even reading that role.) I d always been wanting to do much more female-led comedy and projects in general, so after the read we all gave Kristen and Annie a bunch of notes and all that. Then I was busy with my movie, and then I would check in with Judd about that one occasionally, and he was, ‘Oh we re not sure what s going on yet,’ and then a year-and-a-half later he basically said, ‘It looks like it’s dead.’ [I said] ‘That s such a bummer because it was such a great chance to have all these great women [in a film together].’ Then it was 2010 when I got a call from my agent saying that that movie was actually going to go. They put me on list of possible directors to Judd and within five minutes I got a call from him saying, ‘Alright we re going to do this.’ Paul Feig and Kristen Wiig on the set (Photo by Suzanne Hanover/ ©Universal Pictures)“I believed so strongly from the beginning there was an audience for this. I just knew it.”Mumolo: All women that I know are very, very funny in their own way. And we really wanted to tap into that. I believed so strongly from the beginning there was an audience for this. I just knew it. And so did Judd. I remember there was an article I found, like in Entertainment Weekly or something, at some point, that said women make up to 60% of the moviegoing audience and yet there were no movies [being made for them]. This was back then; there were not a lot of movies that featured women. The women always in comedy tend to be sort of just an accessory: The wife holding a tray of lemonade, and [saying], ‘Honey, you re not going to go be crazy again are you? Uh-oh. The sort of baking, no-opinion woman who just stands there and holds lemonade. Or is always just watching her crazy, funny male partner have all the fun and be funny. But that was because you write what you know. And when men are writing movies, they write what they know. So we really just wrote what we knew. We didn t set out to make any grand statements or anything. We just felt like this should be done. So we did it. THE MOMENT: Food Poisoning Strikes at the Bridal StoreFeig recalls clearly the gory details of Bridesmaids’s most infamous scene – in which, after eating at a Brazilian restaurant chosen by Annie in an effort to upstage her rival Helen (Rose Byrne), the bride and her bridesmaids are struck down by food poisoning and proceed to s—t and vomit all over the bathroom of an upscale bridal store (and in one case, on the street outside). The filmmakers designed a pristine white set on which to stage the carnage, and made buckets of vomit from oatmeal, chopped peas, carrots, and other vegetables for maximum gross-out effect. It was to be the movie’s big “water cooler” moment, and it was one that was both hilarious and groundbreaking – these were comic actresses going for it in the kind of scene only men had been allowed to play in the past. But it was a somewhat controversial sequence behind the scenes: the dress-shop moment played out very differently in Wiig and Mumolo’s original script – no oatmeal was required – and the two writers were not eager to change directions. At least at first.“Naturally she sees Christian Bale there, who’s chopping wood without a shirt on…”Mumolo: We had a fantasy sequence where they go into the dress shop, and Kristen s character tries on this dress and she has this fantasy that when she wears this dress, she s all of a sudden in a castle. And all the men at the wedding are fawning over her. There s so many of them wanting her so badly [that] just to escape from the castle she goes running out into this field and runs into the forest. And she naturally sees Christian Bale there, who’s chopping wood without a shirt on. And they end up on a bearskin rug, and he was combing her hair, and it was this expansive sequence of her little love affair with Christian Bale. In the meantime, [back in the real world] Helen gets the women to get the dress she wants because Annie is caught up in her fantasy. So that was the original [scene]. And then I think Judd said at one point we ll never get Christian Bale to do this. And then we tried to put in Matt Damon and then we re like, As if we re going to get Matt Damon to do this.’ He was concerned we weren t going to get anybody to do it. And also he felt it needed harder comedy there, rather than what we had. So, we sadly let that go. We did not want to let that go. We loved that sequence. (Photo by Suzanne Hanover/ ©Universal Pictures)“This sequence doesn’t have enough hard comedy.”Feig: [The scene] was very funny but when we were in the re-write process, we all kind of felt like well maybe there s something that s a little more real-world that we can do with this that doesn t involve a fantasy sequence. It just came from a lot of talk about, ‘Well, what is her problem?’ Her problem is she doesn t have any money but she s trying to keep up with Helen and trying to look like she can outdo or match Helen and all these opulent things that Helen is doing for Lillian [played by Maya Rudolph]. And it just became, ‘Well what if she overextends herself and takes them to a restaurant that s cheap but she passes it off as being a great place?’ Mumolo: I think what Judd said was, ‘This sequence doesn t have enough hard comedy.’ It was a Friday night, and we had until Monday. He said, ‘Go write something that ends with they all get food poisoning and Megan s ts in the sink.’ I think [that] is what he said. Of course, when you hear something that way … it’s not going to sit well in the beginning. We went off and did our version. We had to sort of bring the female perspective into how a woman would deal with having food poisoning and trying to cover it up. On the day we started shooting it, while we were shooting it, we started feeling much more at peace with it. We both felt much more relieved, seeing how Paul handled it and seeing his approach to it. And Judd said we re going to shoot many versions of this, from the most conservative to the most – what s the word – the most extreme. “The funniest thing was just how everybody handles it up until the point when it all falls apart.”Feig: I know when that idea was come up with, Kristen was kind of like, ‘Wait what? What s going to happen?’ Because – very rightfully so – she was nervous that Judd and I, two guys who come from the rough and tumble world of comedy, were going to turn it into a guy s version of a woman s movie. And that s a very, very real concern. But we always just told her… this is the emotional reason why this is here and so this will illustrate this point in a very funny way and also in a way that will showcase her comedy. We wanted a big, physical water cooler scene set piece, as they call it in comedy, that could be super funny and active and really get some attention. But also none of us wanted to do a scene which is just going to be mayhem for mayhem s sake. To us the funniest thing was just how everybody handles it up until the point when it all falls apart. Will [Annie] admit to her enemy that she did something wrong? And so that s really what that scene s about. It could ve easily just been, oh everybody s throwing up and s tting and all of that, and shot at crazy wide angle lenses and just going far, far, far. But it just wouldn t have been funny without being grounded by the fact that there s Annie in the middle of it as everything is falling apart around her and all the evidence points to the fact that she really screwed up badly and she just won t admit it. Wiig with Rose Byrne who played Helen (Photo by Suzanne Hanover/ ©Universal Pictures)“It took about eight or nine test screenings to get the exact math right.”Feig: We shot more sequences, too, where Becca [Ellie Kemper] runs in and finds everybody and the bathroom s full with everybody throwing up, [and] she goes running down the hall thinking there s another bathroom at the end and runs into Whitney – the woman who runs the dress shop – throws opens the door of her office thinking it s a bathroom and projectile vomits across this pristine, white office. And all over this wedding photo of Whitney and her husband. That was one of the first ones we cut out because when we put the sequence together, we re like OK, that s just a bridge too far. At that, we re just settling, just letting the grossness drive us and not the emotional underpinning. But honestly it took about eight or nine test screenings to get the exact math right on that dress shop sequence, because there was some we let go a little too long and others we made too short. It was really having to discover how far we could push the audience without them turning on us. We found we could actually push them pretty far. THE IMPACT: Turning on the Green lightBridesmaids earned 8 million at the global box office and picked up two Oscar nominations: one for Melissa McCarthy for her star-making turn as Megan, and one for co-writers Mumolo and Wiig for Best Original Screenplay. Those numbers and accolades are rarely seen for R-rated comedies – particularly those with scenes that require so much oatmeal. But it’s those numbers that shook the industry. With Bridesmaids proving false the long-held assumption that female-led comedies couldn’t make money, there was a shift. Blockers, Girls’ Trip, Rough Night, Pitch Perfect, Spy, The Heat, and more films would follow; movies where strong friendships took center stage and romance was absent or secondary, movies where women could be flawed, and real, and funny. Many would say the shift hasn’t been big enough, but Bridesmaids showed many in power what Mumolo had known all along: there was an audience for this movie and more like it. We jumped in the car and drove to the ArcLight in Hollywood and found a packed theater just absolutely rocking with laughter.”Feig: Our budget was .5 million and we were told we had to make million opening weekend or else we d be considered a failure. We were tracking to make million and so I was walking around that week just despondent. It was only [better] as the matinees went on [opening] Friday, when the calls starting coming in like, ‘Well it s actually looking more like 15’ and then, ‘Oh well maybe it might be 17.’ I invited Melissa and her husband Ben [Falcone] over to our house for dinner. The four of us, with my wife, we’re all sitting around having dinner as day went into evening and I started getting emails – ‘Well it s actually looking like million,’ then
Another Game of Thrones actor joins the Star Wars universe, clips released of Oprah Winfrey s talk with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Starz will revive Party Down, Apple TV+ gathers star power for anthology series, Michael James Shaw joins The Walking Dead, and more top TV and streaming news.TOP STORYIndira Varma Playing Mystery Role in Obi-Wan Kenobi Series(Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)Indira Varma will follow her Game of Thrones costar Pedro Pascal into the Star Wars universe. Varma, who played Ellaria Sand to Pascal s The Viper in the HBO fantasy series, has joined the cast of Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring opposite Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen.The series plot and details on Varma’s character are being kept under wraps, Deadline reports, and Disney has yet to confirm the casting yet. But Varma did like a Tweet sent by Kim Cattrall, who was congratulating Varma on the role (whatever that specific role may be).McGregor and Christensen are playing Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader in the series, which is set 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith and before the events of A New Hope.It s unlikely that lovers The Viper and Ellaria Sand would reunite in the Star Wars universe, since The Mandalorian takes place after the time of Return of the Jedi during a period in which Obi-Wan Kenobi is dead — a reunion is not impossible, however, depending on Varma s character and storyline.Meghan Markle Tells Oprah She Feels Liberated in New Clip from Special Airing on SundayDuchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Prince Harry speak to Oprah Winfrey in a special, Oprah with Meghan Harry, that airs on Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS. The program s first teaser released on Wednesday revealed that Markle feels the Palace takes part in the disinformation circulating about the couple.“I don’t know how they could expect that after all of this time we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us,” Meghan said. “And if that comes with risk of losing things, I mean ― there’s a lot that has been lost already.”In a second clip released on Friday, Markle lamented not being able to speak for herself previously.“As an adult who lived a really independent life to then go into this construct that is, um, different than I think what people imagine it to be, it’s really liberating to be able to have the right and the privilege in some ways to be able to say, ‘Yes I’m ready to talk,’” Markle told Winfrey of previously having to turn down her invitation to be interviewed.Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Alison Brie, and Merritt Wever to Star in Anthology Series Roar at Apple TV+(Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)All-stars in front of the camera and behind it: GLOW creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch have gathered a stellar lineup of actresses for Roar, an anthology comedy series based on a book of darkly comic short stories from Cecilia Ahern.Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Alison Brie, and Merritt Wever will be front and center in the series, the first show to come from Flahive and Mensch in their overall deal with Apple. Kidman and Ahern will also be producers on Roar.NEW TRAILERS: Thunder Force: Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer Poke Fun at Superhero TropesThunder Force is the team made up of Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer when they get their hands on some superhero powers. Also stars Jason Bateman and Bobby Cannavale. Premieres April 9 (Netflix).More trailers and teasers released this week:• Shadow and Bone is based on Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows, two books from Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling Grishaverse novels. The series stars Jessie Mei Li (Alina Starkov) and Archie Renaux (Malyen Oretsev) with Ben Barnes (General Kirigan). Premieres April 23 (Netflix).• Law Order: Organized Crime welcomes back Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler, the role that originated in SVU. Premieres April 1 (NBC).• Calls is a new mystery series in which every episode consists of 12-minute audio-only phone calls, Stars Pedro Pascal, Clancy Brown, Mark Duplass, Rosario Dawson, Paul Walter Hauser, Joey King, Lily Collins, Nick Jonas, and Judy Greer. Premieres March 19 (Apple TV+).• Made For Love stars Cristin Milioti as Hazel Green, on the run from her controlling tech-billionaire husband Byron (Billy Magnussen), who, she finds out, implanted a monitoring device into her brain. The series also stars Ray Romano as Hazel s father Herbert. Premieres in April (HBO Max).• Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse is a Jack Ryan spin-off telling the origin story of John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan), a Navy SEAL who is seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife when he discovers a global conspiracy. Jamie Bell, Colman Domingo, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Guy Pearce also star. Premieres April 30 (Amazon Video).• Jupiter’s Legacy, based on the comic book by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, is about the world’s first superheroes, whose offspring aren’t living up to the expectations their parents had for them. Stars Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, and Leslie Bibb. Premieres May 7 (Netflix).• Bad Trip is a hidden-camera comedy movie co-written by and starring Eric Andre, and also starring Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, and Michaela Colin. Premieres March 26 (Netflix).• Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal is a documentary using FBI wiretaps and reenactments, featuring Matthew Modine as Rick Singer, the man at the center of the college admissions scandal. Premieres March 17 (Netflix).• Hysterical is a documentary about the boundary-breaking women of stand-up comedy, including Fortune Feimster, Rachel Feinstein, Marina Franklin, Nikki Glaser, Judy Gold, Kathy Griffin, Jessica Kirson, Margaret Cho, Lisa Lampanelli, Wendy Liebman, Carmen Lynch, Bonnie McFarlane, Sherri Shepherd, and Iliza Shlesinger. Premieres April 2 (FX).• In the South ParQ Vaccination Special, the town’s citizens desperately want the COVID vaccination. Premieres March 10 (Comedy Central).For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.CASTING: The Walking Dead: Michael James Shaw Will Play Commonwealth Leader Mercer(Photo by Kharen Hill/CBS via Getty Images)Blood Treasure and Bull star Michael James Shaw will play Mercer in the 11th and final season of The Walking Dead. In the comics, Mercer is a mohawked Marine and a leader at the Commonwealth, where he gets into a romance with Princess and is in the comic through the final issue. (Deadline)Sissy Spacek and Ed O’Neill will star in the Amazon sci-fi series Lightyears, about a couple who have known for years about a deserted planet buried underneath their backyard. When a young man enters their life, he shakes up their world, including revealing a lot more about that secret planet.David Oyelowo will star opposite Gugu Mbatha-Raw in HBO Max’s The Girl Before, the four-part adaptation of JP Delaney’s bestselling thriller about a woman who moves into an architect’s beautiful home, but quickly learns he has exacting rules and that the women who lived in the house before her met a tragic end.Another casting for Showtime’s The First Lady: Dakota Fanning will play Susan Ford, the daughter of Betty and President Gerald Ford, in the anthology series.Ione Skye has joined the cast of HBO Max’s Made For Love. (Variety)The Strain and SMILF star Miquel Gomez is joining the cast of CBS’s FBI: Most Wanted, playing special Agent Ivan Ortiz, a former LAPD Gang Unit officer and FBI counter-terror agent. He joins the series in the March 9 episode. (Deadline)Cobra Kai stars Vanessa Rubio, who plays Carmen, Johnny Lawrence’s love interest and the other mother of Johnny’s mentee, Miquel, and Peyton List, who plays Tory Nichols, Miguel’s ex and Samantha Russo’s rival, have been promoted to series regulars for Season 3 of the Netflix drama.Unorthodox Golden Globe-nominee Shira Haas will star as Golda Meier in an adaptation of Francine Klagsbrun s book Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel. Barbra Streisand is producing the se
亚博靠谱么 (Photo by FX)Since its debut three years ago, FX’s Legion has been one of the most compelling, mind-bending, and uniquely heartfelt series to spin out of a comic book. That it focused on a relatively minor character from the X-Men lore is even more remarkable. But by lifting David Haller from the pages of various X-Men titles into a weird and timeless television reality, show creator Noah Hawley was able to examine topics like mental illness, sexual assault, and the end of the world in a unique way.Often, it chose not to connect the dots, leaving that mutant ability for the viewer to use. In its place, it offered musical numbers, a couple of fantastic dance numbers, and David – as played by Dan Stevens – unraveling at least some of the secrets buried in his head. And it all led to a pivotal figure in X-Men history, Charles Xavier (Harry Lloyd), and a somewhat obscure, but vitally important background character, Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban).Spoiler alert: This article includes plot details from the series finale of Legion. Stop here if you have not watched the final episode.Considering Charles and Amahl s fight in the comics led to the formation of the X-Men, it would seem the end of Legion contains a beginning — or maybe it really ended with David destroying the world. Let’s take a look at what the ending has to offer. Negahban was kind enough to talk to Rotten Tomatoes about one of the ways the future could change — well, provided there is a future, of course.Why did Everyone Think David Would Destroy the World?(Photo by Pari Dukovic/FX)He s done it before.There is a certain ambiguity in the show’s final shot — or limitless potential as it is a baby s smiling face. But David’s role in bringing about an apocalypse is probably the third line on his Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe page after “Professor X’s son” and “Suffers from a mental illness.” Despite being a presence in the comic books for a number of years, Legion’s big moment came in 1995’s Legion Quest story line. The character – waking from a long coma – made a key decision: he was going to travel back to the 1960s and kill Magneto before he formed his Brotherhood. If successful, then only his father’s non-violent philosophy would hold sway and prevent much of the strife done by Erik Magnus Lehnsherr and his followers.Unfortunately, it all went badly and Legion ended up killing Charles Xavier instead of Magneto, unleashing a reality in which the world learned about Mutants decades too soon and Apocalypse, a powerful, ancient, and immortal mutant took control of the planet. Eventually, a team of familiar faces (led by the time-lost mutant Bishop) managed to travel back in time to prevent David s error.Curiously enough, Bishop was able to show David the damage he caused. The troubled mutant apologized and apparently died.The Age of Apocalypse was undone and things went back to normal. Well, mostly, anyway. Blink, a fan favorite from the AoA timeline, eventually found herself crossing the multiverse with a group known as The Exiles, while Dark Beast, a mad-scientist version of founding X-Man Hank McCoy, and a few other characters found their way to the familiar Earth-616.(Photo by Suzanne Tenner/FX)Legion eventually reappeared (as no one stays dead in comics), but his most famous misadventure was always in Hawley’s mind, and a version of Legion Quest was the direction of the series from the first moment David flashed his wicked smile into camera.As Stevens put it when we talked to him on the set back in March, the show is not directly adapting frame by frame any particular Legion story line. But I hope what we re retaining is the playfulness. Changing reality, if not destroying it, is always an aspect of the playfulness.Did David End the World?In a manner of speaking, yes. As his addition to Lessons in Time Travel indicated, the traveler is annihilated in the attempt to change his or her past. The David, Syd (Rachel Keller), Cary and Kerry Loudermilk (Bill Irwin and Amber Midthunder), and Amahl Farouk of the program’s “present” timeline all ceased to exist, as did anyone left there while the Time Eaters munched away. From their perspectives, David ended the world by traveling 33 years into the past — à la Legion Quest. Now, had a fourth season occurred, it is entirely possible we would’ve seen new versions of these characters grappling with echoes from the world before. Much like the way the omnipresent baseline at David’s cult compound invaded the minds of his parents, an image or song (likely from The Who) might have offered Syd or David some clue to the old timeline – much as Bishop survived in the Age of Apocalypse to form his own strike team. Maybe this is why the mainframe version of Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris) remained in stasis back in the present.But with Chapter 27 serving as the conclusion, we’re left with a blank slate. It is easy to consider what it might look like. We will even be charitable and assume the timeline we witnessed on Legion was a darker world where mutants mostly ran scared and had no unifying groups to help them with their powers.Will Charles Form the X-Men?Almost certainly. Upon his return from Morocco, Charles tells Gabrielle (Stephanie Corneliussen) that he always wanted to be a teacher. The implication is clear. Even their home has a certain X-Mansion flare to it. And that change is key in appreciating the series end-state. In the personal sense, Charles and Stephanie will be there to raise David — and help him cope with the mental health issues he inherited from Gabrielle. But in the larger sense, Charles came away from his journey with a new perspective. As Lloyd noted when we talked to him in March, “[Charles] is actually quite lost when he arrives at the Shadow King s palace. But having returned from a trip that saw him disappear entirely in the old timeline, he is now free to fulfill a destiny he never knew he had.Back in the comics, Professor X’s battle with the Shadow King led him to found the X-Men as a safe-guard against mutants who use their abilities for evil. But in Legion s history, the battle seemingly left Charles dead or utterly incapacitated. Altering this outcome may be more significant than David could imagine. Besides giving Charles the opportunity to be part of the a family unit with Gabrielle and David, he will also be able to teach others how to harness their gifts — no doubt after training David — leading to a very different world.(Photo by Suzanne Tenner/FX)We’re also going to note the total absence of Magneto from Legion’s structure as it means TV show David achieved what comic book Legion sought to accomplish: a world in which Charles made things better.Sure, Division 3 will likely observe the Xavier school, perhaps even come into conflict with a group of X-Men, just as they hunted people at Summerland. Nonetheless, Charles will offer something better than the Birds sought to create. Although, if you ve read an X-Men comic or seen one of the movies, you know the tension between mutant and humans will always lead to fighting and giant robots. But at least Charles s attempts with the school and the X-Men offer people like Syd and the Loudermilks something they may not have otherwise: family from an early age.Who Will the Shadow King Be in the New Future?When we spoke with Negahban recently, his thoughts turned toward the key moment in the finale: a handshake between David and the Shadow King. It evolved on set, but reflected the overall tone of the final moments. That is to say, a non-violent resolution after all the pain and trauma.“[Noah] was addressing how people are struggling to see each other, to understand each other, to find themselves, Negahban explained, adding that some of Amahl s apparent villainy in Chapter 26 may have been an expression of an extreme loneliness. Even in his most evil moments, he is feeling very lonely being the most evil person. But as Negahban saw it, the Shadow King s future self gave him something key — an external awareness of his actions. The way that I looked at it is that we can change the future by paying attention to our present or paying attention to what we are doing, how we are responding to other people, the actor said.(Photo by Matthias Clamer/FX)For Amahl, that change came courtesy of the future Shadow King s stylish glasses and the history they contained: When [he] hands the glasses to Amahl — just by seeing what kind of impact we have on our future, we might change our behavior today. Negahban imagines the Amahl who emerges in the new reality will be less lonely and offer his powers to a life of service.“Sometimes we are becoming so full of ourselves, we are becoming so arrogant that we think that we are controlling everything, that we are controlling the situation,” he said of Amahl up until the events of Chapter 27. I think Amahl sees the effect that he s going to have on the future. And at the end when he is thanking [David, Charles, and his future self] for allowing him to see the outcome of his actions, he is getting a second chance to change. That apology echoes David s back in Age of Apocalypse. And while it is easy to imagine a kinder Amahl Farouk finding peace in a new future, did David also earn a second chance?Was David Deserving of His Redemption?When we visited the set, we asked the cast if David deserved redemption. Midthunder, on the eve of shooting the final episode, still felt conflicted about David. Everybody has a story and everybody has a side, she said. Everybody has reasons for doing what they do, but then everybody has the way that it affects them. Meanwhile, she thought Kerry had a clearer point of view on the matter: he deserved to pay for his actions.Irwin, on the other hand, thought that his service to the world — keeping the world going — is something we can all be grateful to him for even if his actions left him as a dubious sort of hero.Lauren Tsai, whose character, Switch, allowed David the opportunity to change his past, thought the overall story of season 3 created enough ambiguity for viewers to question his redemption long after the finale. I think that throughout the story you can believe that David is redeemable, she said. David deserves love and a normal life. But at the same time you can also feel like, Well, he did these horrible things. (Photo by Pari Dukovic/FX)In Switch s case, David s exploitation of her powers led to a beneficial transformation. But David s violation of Syd may be the greatest reason to deny him redemption. Even before he erased her memories of his darkest actions, he was causing her psychic damage. So much of her life since she s met this man has been in service to him, Keller said during our set visit. So many young women go through taking on egotistical and stupid and sick men, trying to right their wrongs or fix them. This seemed to be an involuntary course of action for Syd up until the end. In March, Keller expressed a hope that Syd would be able to leave him in peace. But it seems time travel allowed her something better: the chance to protect a David brimming with potential. The David she knew deserved only oblivion, even if he did fix the world. That baby, though, definitely deserved better.And, hopefully, the end of the world (as Legion viewers knew it) will give him that chance.
(Photo by Xenon)Of the legion of comedic characters penned – and in many cases also played – by the late Mexican entertainment wizard Roberto Gómez Bolaños, better known as “Chespirito,” his most widely beloved are those who feature in El Chavo del Ocho, an iconic pillar of Latino pop culture.First aired in the early 1970s on Televisa, the Mexican media empire behind all of Chespirito’s shows and which later distributed them internationally, the sitcom rapidly achieved stratospheric popularity across Latin America; at the height of its success it reached an average of 350 million viewers per episode. Long in syndication in many countries, including the United States via Univision’s channels, the show continues to enjoy a vast multigenerational fanbase half a century later. Its impact among Latinos in the U.S. is such that in 2016 the city of Los Angeles declared September 8 as “El Chavo del Ocho Day.”Why is the series and its creator so peerlessly cherished among Latinos? With El Chavo del Ocho, Chespirito gifted us a story that communicates across ages, income levels, and even borders – all via the unifying power of hilarity.Dressed in worn-out khaki pants, a striped shirt, suspenders, and a tartan hat with earflaps, the title character of El Chavo del Ocho, El Chavo, is a young and poor orphan whom the neighbors assume lives in a barrel in the courtyard of a working-class apartment complex, or “vecindad.” As with all the child roles in the show, El Chavo is played by an adult, Chespirito himself, who leans into the character’s kindheartedness and mischievousness.There’s an underlying sadness to El Chavo’s circumstances and history of abandonment, which Chespirito doesn’t entirely shy away from (there are touching moments throughout the series’ numerous episodes), but it is infused with humor, much of it drawn from the character’s interaction with the neighbors who come to tacitly adopt him. Part of the show’s brilliance lies in the creation of these supporting personalities with whom Chespirito populates El Chavo’s world. Each of them was sharply drawn and had their own catchphrases that have become ingrained in the Mexican and Latin American vernacular. Over the years, the cast became almost inextricable from their parts.Stamps made to commemorate Bolaños s characters, El Chavo and Chapulin Colorado. (Photo by SUSANA GONZALEZ/AFP via Getty Images)There’s La Chilindrina (María Antonieta de las Nieves), a freckled and astute girl who knows how to manipulate her father Don Ramón (Ramón Valdés), a grumpy middle-aged and out-of-work scoundrel; Quico (Carlos Villagrán), a spoiled brat whose big cheeks impede his speech; his uptight and hair-rollers–wearing mother Doña Florinda (Florinda Meza); and her love interest El Profesor Jirafales (Rubén Aguirre), an elementary school teacher whose last name alludes to his giraffe-like lankiness.With its endearing relationships and absurdist shenanigans, El Chavo del Ocho amused audiences across the socioeconomic strata. However, it was particularly relatable to those of us of with low-income upbringings. We saw Quico getting a slew of wonderful toys for Christmas, while La Chilindrina had a single doll and El Chavo spent the holiday empty-handed. We then cheered as our hero took every opportunity he could to get his hands on food, especially if it was a ham sandwich (torta de jamón), because he didn’t know when his next meal would be.While the social classes of the characters, and the nuanced differences of circumstances between them, are made evident and form part of the mechanics of the story, El Chavo and his struggling neighbors had a sense of pride. In fact, a lot of the gags come from these individuals not allowing themselves to be undermined or humiliated by those with more resources, like Doña Florinda. She doesn t mince words when it comes to her disdain for the others and advises Quico to “not hang out with the riffraff ” – or as she would say it, “la chusma.”Although the show’s 《黑暗与光明手游》是一款有着极为硬核生存玩法跟魔幻元素的沙盒手游，这里有着非常宏伟的游戏世界观，遍布着各种魔幻生物，他们也跟玩家一样在这里进行生存，由于官方赋予他们AI特性，他们也会进行砍树挖矿酿酒等一些行动，在野兽部落中的群居动物比玩家还具有生活气息。