bob手机版网页体育一键下载采用百度引擎5（Baidu 2）This week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Blade, The Marvels, Red Sonja, and Superman.This WEEK S TOP STORYNEW DETAILS EMERGE ABOUT WB S NEXT SUPERMAN(Photo by ©Warner Bros. courtesy Everett Collection)Three months ago, we learned that Warner Bros. had hired award-winning novelist and comics writer Ta-Nehisi Coates to start work on what was expected to be a Black Superman movie. This week, new details emerged about the studio s plans, including their goal of hiring a director of color for the job. Warner Bros. is reportedly working from a short list that includes Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Steven Caple Jr. (Creed II), J.D. Dillard (Sleight), Regina King (One Night in Miami), and Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah). Ta-Nehisi Coates isn t expected to finish his Superman screenplay until just before Christmas, but Warner Bros. appears to be motivated to use the rest of 2021 to gear up. That will also likely include casting their new Superman himself, and you can see some of the possible candidates in this piece. As for what Coates Superman screenplay is actually about, no villain has been revealed yet, but Superman is still expected to be Kal-El from the planet Krypton, and it might be a period piece set in the 20th century. This film is also not expected to be part of the DC Extended Universe (which includes The Flash, in which Sasha Calle will play the first Latina Supergirl), but will instead be more of a standalone film similar to Joaquin Phoenix s Joker (Fresh at 68%), or the upcoming The Batman (3/4/2022), starring Robert Pattinson.Other Top Headlines1. MARVEL S PHASE 4 TO INCLUDE THE MARVELS, BLACK PANTHER 2: WAKANDA FOREVER(Photo by Marvel Studios)As accessibility to COVID-19 vaccines promises the return of the moviegoing experience, Marvel Studios released a sizzle reel this week highlighting their upcoming films for 2021, 2022, and 2023, including what appears to be the rest of their Phase 4 roster. The video includes our first look at footage from Eternals (11/5/2021) from recent Academy Award-winning director Chloé Zhao (Nomadland) and a release date for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (5/5/2023). Two of Marvel s upcoming sequels also received new titles, as the movies formerly called Black Panther 2 and Captain Marvel 2 are now officially titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (7/8/2022) and The Marvels (11/11/2022), which will see Brie Larson s Carol Danvers joined by Disney+ stars Teyonah Parris (Monica Rambeau from WandaVision) and Iman Vellani (Kamala Khan from the upcoming Ms. Marvel). The video ends with a blue 4 surrounded by a circle, which suggests the final film of Phase 4 will be Fantastic Four, although no release date is given, and we don t know any cast yet.2. MARVEL S BLADE REBOOT APPARENTLY DELAYED OUT OF PHASE 4 (Photo by ©New Line Cinema courtesy Everett Collection)At San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, Marvel Studios announced their films for Phase 4, as well as plans for Blade and Fantastic Four, which, at the time, were not expected to be included in Phase 4. This week, however, Fantastic Four seemed to be teased at the end of Marvel s new sizzle reel, while the Blade reboot starring Mahershala Ali was missing altogether. As it turned out, an explanation for this was to be found somewhat buried in The Hollywood Reporter s story this week about Warner Bros. hunt for a Superman director. Although they have very little else in common, both Blade and Superman will feature black leads, and both studios are seeking black or African American directors, which means both Marvel and Warner Bros. are working from similar shortlists of possible directors. It s for this reason that Marvel has apparently pushed the production start date of Blade from this September back almost a year to July, 2022 instead. In addition to giving Marvel more time to hire their Blade director, this delay will also allow screenwriter Stacy Osei-Kuffour (HBO s Watchmen) more time to fine-tune the Blade screenplay.3. JOJO RABBIT STAR TO PORTRAY OLYMPIC GYMNAST KERRI STRUG (Photo by Scott Green/©Bleecker Street Media)Currently 20 years old, New Zealand actress Thomasin McKenzie had a major breakout role in 2018 s Leave No Trace (Certified Fresh at 100%), which was followed one year later by Taika Waititi s Jojo Rabbit (Certified Fresh at 80%), in which she was basically the female lead (Scarlett Johansson played more of a supporting role). McKenzie has stayed pretty busy in the last two years (even with COVID-19), which includes roles in M. Night Shyamalan s Old (7/23/2021), Edgar Wright s Last Night in Soho (10/22/2021), and Jane Campion s The Power of the Dog. Actress-turned-director Olivia Wilde has also been staying busy following her directorial debut with Booksmart (Certified Fresh at 96%), as she recently wrapped Don t Worry Darling (starring Flroence Pugh, Harry Styles, and Chris Pine), and she s also developing a Sony Pictures superhero movie expected to be Spider-Woman (or something similar). Last year, just before the COVID-19 pandemic fully struck, Wilde also signed on to direct a biopic called Perfect, about 1992 and 1996 Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug, and it appears Perfect is getting closer to being Wilde s next as director. Thomasin McKenzie is now signed to star in Perfect as Strug, who is perhaps best known for participating in the vault competition despite an injured knee, which meant that she then had to be carried to the podium by her coach. Filming of Perfect is expected to start in January following the release of Don t Worry, Darling.4. TENET STAR TEAMING UP WITH ROGUE ONE DIERCTOR FOR TRUE LOVE (Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon/©Warner Bros.)As COVID-19 kept many theaters in the USA closed for at least several months, many films were delayed until 2021, and others were picked up by various streaming outlets (and still are doing so). One of the directors who didn t give up on a theatrical release (for better or worse) was Christopher Nolan, whose Tenet (Fresh at 70%) was released in theaters unlike many other Warner Bros. films, which debuted instead on HBO Max. The star of Tenet was John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman, Malcolm Marie), and this week, Washington signed on to star in the next film from another sc-fi/action director, as he will star in a new film called True Love for director Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). The premise of True Love is being kept secret, except that it s a sci-fi story set in the near future, and the title also obviously suggests a romantic element.5. AMY ADAMS TO STAR AS A SCIENTIST WHOSE WORK INSPIRED JAMES CAMERON S AVATAR (Photo by Jef Hernandez/Everett Collection)The world is still waiting for James Cameron s first Avatar sequel, which is currently scheduled for December 16, 2022, eight years after the sequel s first announced release date in 2014. As it might turn out, another movie related to Avatar could feasibly end up being released before Avatar 2. Amy Adams Bond Group Entertainment and Jake Gyllenhaal s Nine Stories production companies are teaming up for an adaptation of the memoir Finding the Mother Tree by scientist Suzanne Simard, with Amy Adams also attached to star in the film as Simard. The memoir is described as a scientific detective story about Simard s studies into the hidden fungus networks underground that trees use to communicate. The connection to Avatar comes in the form of the Tree of Souls featured in that film, which was inspired by Simard s work.6. IT DIRECTOR TEAMING UP WITH THE COUPLE BEHIND THE BIG SICK (Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)After years of delays (it was once scheduled for release on March 23, 2018), Warner Bros. The Flash has finally started filming under director Andy Muschietti (Mama, IT, IT: Chapter Two), and at the same time, Muschietti has already started developing another future project. Muschietti and his wife Barbara are teaming up with another husband-wife duo, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, who co-wrote the 2017 indie comedy hit The Big Sick (Certified Fresh at 98%), based on their own experiences together. The project bringing these two couples together is an adaptation ofthe Edward Gorey illustrated book The Doubtful Guest, which tells the story of a strange penguin-like creature that drops in unexpectedly at a family manor. It s not yet clear if the film will be adapted as live action (perhaps with a tone like The Babadook), a live-action children s movie, or something else.7. KAITLYN DEVER FROM BOOKSMART LANDS ROMEO JULIET SPINOFF (Photo by Francois Duhamel/©Annapurna Pictures)In literature, there is a form of story called parallel fiction, in which characters from popular works are expanded upon in their own stories. Famous examples of this include Wicked (from The Wizard of Oz), The Mists of Avalon (from the Arthurian Legends), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (from Hamlet), and Alan Moore s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (from dozens of Victorian Era works). This story involves a supporting character from William Shakespeare s Romeo Juliet getting her own movie, starring Kaitlyn Dever from Booksmart (Certified Fresh at 96%). That character will be Rosaline, who was Juliet s cousin, and at the beginning of Shakespeare s play, Romeo s romantic interest. Rosaline will be a modern, revisionist, rom-com take on the entire story (which suggests something more like 10 Things I Hate About You or Clueless), and it makes its way to production at 20th Century Studios after a long development cycle at MGM.8. OWEN WILSON S SECRET HEADQUARTERS TO BE DISCOVERED (Photo by Dee Cercone/Everett Collection)In the CW superhero series Stargirl, Luke Wilson plays a former superhero sidekick who secretly moves back to his hometown, where he has a secret base in a car garage where he keeps a 15-foot-tall robot. That particular character beat might be a coincidence, but this week, Luke s brother Owen Wilson signed with producer Jerry Bruckheimer to star in a family-friendly superhero action movie called Secret Headquarters. It s not yet known for sure who Wilson will be playing, but the premise of Secret Headquarters is about a kid who discovers the secret headquarters of the world’s most powerful superhero hidden beneath his home and must defend it with his group of friends when villains attack. From that, we can probably guess that Wilson might be the hero in question, one of the supervillains, or the kid s dad. Secret Headquarters will be directed by the team of Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who also directed the Netflix movie Project Power (Fresh at 61%).9. MARVEL VILLAIN HANNAH JOHN-KAMEN TO DON THE ARMOR OF RED SONJA (Photo by Ben Rothstein/©Marvel/©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Some movies have roads to production that are relatively easy to explain, and then there s Red Sonja. Originally created by Marvel Comics as a supporting character in Conan the Barbarian (not the movie), Red Sonja eventually got her own movie in 1985, starring Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger, except that he wasn t playing Conan the Barbarian, which remains a weird thing that happened. Fast forward to the 2000s, when director Robert Rodriguez spent several years trying to remake Red Sonja and got as far as making a poster with Rose McGowan in costume kneeling above a release year of 2009 and then that didn t happen either. Then, it also didn t happen under director Bryan Singer. Long story short, this week, Hannah John-Kamen (Ghost from Ant-Man and the Wasp) is now officially attached to star as Red Sonja for indie director Joey Soloway. We should note that the Red Sonja rights (and the Conan rights, and the Robert E. Howard stories she s loosely based on) have all exchanged hands repeatedly since the 1970s, so this Red Sonja movie is now basically its own thing, and is unlikely to have any connections to Conan (and definitely not Marvel).On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
This week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as The Accountant 2, The Color Purple, Megalopolis, Salem s Lot.This WEEK S TOP STORYDISNEY IS ALREADY DEVELOPING ANOTHER JUNGLE CRUISE(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)This past summer, as both the Delta variant and day-and-date streaming strategies impacted the box office of several films, it s perhaps easy not to notice that films like Free Guy (Certified Fresh at 81%) and Jungle Cruise (Fresh at 62%), which did have free streaming competition, fared relatively well. Disney s Jungle Cruise, for example, despite all of its obstacles, has still managed to earn 0 million domestic, which, with everything else going on, is good enough that Walt Disney Pictures is indeed moving forward with plans for a sequel. Both Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are expected to return (sequel options were probably already in their contracts), as are director Jaume Collet-Serra and co-writer Michael Green, who is officially the first creative back to work on the sequel. What Disney is not disclosing just yet is what the sequel could be about, or where it could be set (another river, or something else?). Disney certainly has plenty of other popular theme park attractions that could be adapted to fit the Jungle Cruise format with the same cast, such as say, Disney s Animal Kingdom. Among the projects Dwayne Johnson has coming soon are Netflix s Red Notice, the animated movie DC League of Super-Pets (5/20/2022), and the DC Comics adaptation Black Adam (7/29/2022), also directed by Jauime Collet-Serra.Other Top Headlines1. FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA MAY FINALLY GET HIS MEGALOPOLIS DREAM PROJECT MADE(Photo by ©Sony Pictures Classics)Many films take years to get made, while some are abandoned altogether. One of the projects with the longest film development phase is Megalopolis, which Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now) first started back in the 1980s (yes, nearly 40 years ago). Coppola s difficulty in getting Megalopolis going is especially noteworthy considering his status as a successful film producer, but the ambition and budget is usually cited as the biggest obstacle to the film getting greenlit (as well as similarities to the events of 9/11). Now 82 years old, Coppola has decided to throw his own money behind finally getting Megalopolis produced. The ambitious sci-fi epic about a futuristic city architect may have an impressive cast as well, as the actors Coppola has reportedly met with include Oscar Isaac, Cate Blanchett, Forest Whitaker, James Caan, Jessica Lange, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jon Voight, and Zendaya (and there will reportedly be many other roles for big names). Francis Ford Coppola reportedly has new liquidity with which to fund Megalopolis because of the recent sale of his Sonoma vineyards.2. POP STAR H.E.R. TO MAKE FEATURE ACTING DEBUT IN THE COLOR PURPLE REMAKE (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)The two actresses that left the biggest impressions in Steven Spielberg s original adaptation of the Alice Walker novel The Color Purple (Fresh at 81%) were probably Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey, but the film does have several strong female roles. Warner Bros. is currently well into pre-production on a big-screen adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical (adapted from Walker s novel). Blitz Bazaule (Black is King) is directing and currently casting up, but the only name we knew before this week was Corey Hawkins (In the Heights), who will play Harpo. The second cast member announced is four-time Grammy-winning singer and songwriter H.E.R., who will be playing Squeak, the meek wife of Hawkins character (played by Rae Dawn Chong in the first film). Major roles yet to be cast include Celie (Whoopi Goldberg in the first film), Sofia (Oprah Winfrey), Shug Avery (Margaret Avery), and Mister (Danny Glover). Warner Bros. has already scheduled The Color Purple for release on December 20, 2023.3. SIGOURNEY WEAVER TO BE PAUL SCHRADER S MASTER GARDENER (Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)For some Martin Scorsese fans, Paul Schrader may always be best known as the screenwriter behind early Scorsese successes like Taxi Driver (Certified Fresh at 96%) and Raging Bull (Certified Fresh at 93%), but Schrader has stayed busy as a writer and director. He found success in 2017 with the Ethan Hawke priest drama First Reformed (Certified Fresh at 93%) and his film The Card Counter, starring Oscar Isaac and Tiffany Haddish, started its festival circuit run at Venice this week. With all that going on, Schrader is already quickly moving onto his next film, a thriller called Master Gardener. Joel Edgerton will play the title character, who works on the estate of a wealthy woman played by Sigourney Weaver, who requests he take on her troubled great niece as an apprentice, which upends his life, threatening to draw him back to his violent past. The role of the niece has apparently not been cast yet.4. CAPTAIN MARVEL CO-STAR LASHANA LYNCH JOINS HISTORICAL EPIC THE WOMAN KING (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)Last summer, The Weekly Ketchup reported that Viola Davis was set to team up with director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees) for the historical epic The Woman King, about the leader of an all-woman military branch of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the 18th and 19th centuries in Africa (in what is now Benin). The film appears closer to getting its greenlight from TriStar Pictures, as this week, Captain Marvel co-star Lashana Lynch also joined the cast of The Woman King. Davis will play the general in charge, with Lynch playing a charming veteran warrior, and relative newcomer Thuso Mbedu (The Underground Railroad) playing an ambitious recruit. 5. STEPHEN KING S SALEM S LOT FINALLY GETTING ITS FEATURE FILM ADAPTATION (Photo by Warner Bros. courtesy Everett Collection)Adaptations of Stephen King novels and short stories became so ubiquitous in the 1980s that it s almost hard to believe that before The Shining (Certified Fresh at 84%) came out in 1980, Carrie (Certified Fresh at 93%) was the only movie adapted from a Stephen King novel. That may have led to the strange circumstance in which King s second horror novel, the deconstruction of the vampire myth Salem s Lot, was adapted not as a movie but as a TV mini-series. There have been other versions of Salem s Lot on TV since, but we re just now finally getting a Salem s Lot feature film. The film is quickly casting up this week, with three announcements in a row, starting with Makenzie Leigh, Bill Camp, and Spencer Treat Clark. Lewis Pullman (TV s Catch-22) was then announced as the film s lead, as an author who is basically Stephen King s stand-in. Then, most recently, Alfre Woodard also signed on for the doctor role (who was a male in the novel), who is sort of the Dr. Van Helsing of the story.6. JOHN MALKOVICH LEADS INDIE HORROR FILM CUCKOO (Photo by Aaron Epstein/©Netflix)NEON is an indie distributor that since 2017 has given us such films as Colossal (Certified Fresh at 81%), Ingrid Goes West (Certified Fresh at 86%), I Tonya (Certified Fresh at 90%), Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Certified Fresh at 98%), and the Academy Award Best Picture winner Parasite (Certified Fresh at 98%), among others. A few of those indicate that NEON tends to favor darkly humorous films, but this week, their new project Cuckoo is described as a straightforward horror film, suggesting something in the vein of A24 movies like Midsommar and The Witch. The premise is being kept basically secret, but we do know that the leads will be John Malkovich and Hunter Schafer (HBO s Euphoria), with Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Gemma Chan (Marvel s upcoming Eternals) apparently in supporting roles.7. WARNER BROS. DID THE BOX OFFICE MATH AND MOVES FORWARD WITH THE ACCOUNTANT 2 (Photo by ©Warner bros.)After having a critical and box office hit with David Fincher s Gone Girl (Certified Fresh at 87%) in 2014, Ben Affleck s film output hit sort of a rough patch starting in 2016 that included both his Justice League movies and his non-Batman roles like The Accountant (Rotten at 52%) and Live by Night (Rotten at 34%). Despite that Tomatometer score, The Accountant did earn 5 million worldwide from a relatively modest budget of million, which was apparently good enough for Warner Bros. to give the go-ahead for a sequel. Gavin O Connor (who also directed Affleck in The Way Back) confirmed this week that Warner Bros. has officially started development on a sequel to The Accountant. Jon Bernthal s role is described as being more significant, though it s worth noting that neither Affleck nor Bernthal are signed for the sequel as of yet. At the same time, O Connor clarified that there will not be a Way Back sequel, but we are doing an Accountant sequel. 8. NO, NO, NOT THE BEES: JASON STATHAM ALL ABUZZ ABOUT THE BEE KEEPER (Photo by Warner Bros.)Since reinventing his screen persona with Taken, Liam Neeson has essentially created a new genre of action films that could easily be defined as Liam Neeson as insert-profession-here , such as Cold Pursuit (Liam Neeson as a snow plow driver) and The Ice Road (Liam Neeson as an ice road trucker). This story is actually about a new Jason Statham movie, but the idea behind it sounds like one of those Neeson projects, because it s Jason Statham as The Bee Keeper. The premise is being kept secret, but it s described as a lightning-paced thriller deeply steeped in the mythology of bee keeping. Yes, really. One has to wonder if Statham saw the Nicolas Cage remake of The Wicker Man (Rotten at 15%), and thought, yes, that, but it s me kicking ass and making bee puns. We should see what all the buzz is about in 2023 or so.9. THIS WEEK IN JASON STATHAM PART 2: THE EXPENDABLES 4 RECRUITS MEGAN FOX, 50 CENT, AND TONY JAA (Photo by Phil Bray/©Lionsgate)One of the appeals of an ensemble-dependent action franchise like The Expendables is that each new film introduces new stars (keeping in mind that the first film itself had over a dozen of them). The Expendables 2 (Fresh at 67%) brought in Chuck Norris, Liam Hemsworth, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, while The Expendables 3 (Rotten at 32%) added Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, and Wesley Snipes. There will be at least 8 years between The Expendables 3 in 2014 and whenever The Expendables 4 comes out (probably 2022 or 2023), but the fourth one is indeed happening. The new cast members will include Megan Fox (Transformers), rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent, and Tony Jaa, and they ll be joined by Expendables alumni Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture. It s unclear if there will be other new cast members who haven t yet been announced. The Expendables 4 will be directed by stuntman-turned-director Scott Waugh (Act of Valor, Need for Speed).On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News. Unfortunately, the first film under Disney’s newly branded Searchlight Pictures got buried. A remake of 2014’s Force Majeure, Downhill was released in 2,301 theaters, the fifth-largest opening weekend launch in Searchlight’s Fox history. But Downhill s .67 million start from Fri-to-Sun was lower than any of their 2,000+ theater launches, below even 2016’s plagued The Birth of a Nation start with million. Downhill is estimated to gross .19 million over the holiday, the lowest wide opening ever for a film starring Will Ferrell.The Top 10 And Beyond: Fantasy Island, The Photograph Open DecentlyLet s talk for a moment about Birds of Prey – or as it is now known in the marketing, Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey. There has been a lot of chatter of box office analysts jumping on the negative train when it comes to what it has made so far, while others push back that the film is actually doing fine. Part of that debate was set up by the tracking companies which predicted for weeks an opening in the million range. Now even if the film had achieved that, it still likely would have been the lowest opening for a film in the recent DC Cinematic Universe. (Shazam opened to .5 million.) The fact that it opened million lower than that is what set off alarm bells and maybe even a few reactionary claims. Remember that every film’s ultimate success is in relation to its budget. While perception can play a factor, let us focus specifically on where the film is in purely business terms.Let’s take the conservative route and say HQ:BOP cost .5 million to make, the lowball figure reported by Box Office Mojo. While it has grossed just .2 million in its first 10 days domestically (and .6 million with the holiday), it is up to 5 million worldwide. That puts it 8 million away from breaking even. How much of that can it make up in the U.S.? Well, films in February that have made between million and million in 10 days have finished between - million. Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes To Jail is the highest-grossing film in February after 10 days (.5 million) not to reach 0 million. Four films to gross below million in that time (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Peter Rabbit, How To Lose a Guy in Ten Days, Wayne’s World) managed to reach the milestone. Back to Birds of Prey though: That means to break even the film still needs around another - million internationally, where it only made another million this weekend. Now if the budget was more in the 0 million region it is still going to need about another 4 million to reach profit. Anyway you slice it, the film is likely to be a disappointment regardless of whether it reaches nine digits here. Over to a pair of new releases that will not reach 0 million but do have a shot at making a profit. Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island did not screen for critics nor even hold any Thursday night previews. Nevertheless it grossed an estimated million over the four-day holiday, doubling its million production budget. A small P A addition and, even with a huge drop next week, the film could find itself in the black by the weekend. The Photograph got the best reviews among the wide newcomers this week and grossed a decent .3 million over the holiday. However, its budget was a little higher at million so it is going to take some word-of-mouth past Valentine’s Day weekend.Moving over to definitive success stories in the Top 10, Jumanji: The Next Level passed the 0 million mark and is approaching 0 million worldwide. Sony also owns the biggest success of 2020 so far with Bad Boys for Life, which has just passed 9 million worldwide. No film that has grossed over 9 million after 31 days of release has failed to gross 0 million domestic. Bad Boys 3 passed 1 million on Sunday. Sam Mendes’ 1917 may have come up short at the Oscars last Sunday but it has just passed 5 million domestic and over 3 million worldwide. Some of that profit will go to cover Universal s disastrous Dolittle, which is up to million in the U.S. and 2 million worldwide, not even close to recouping its 5 million budget.Of course the big winner at the Oscars was Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, which Neon put back into 2,000 U.S. theaters this weekend. It made its first appearance into the Top 10 – despite being available on physical and streaming – with .47 million. That puts its domestic total at .34 million, which makes it the sixth highest-grossing non-English language film ever. It will pass Instructions Not Included (.46 million) for fifth by tomorrow, where it will then rank only behind Zhang Yimou’s Hero (.71 million), Life is Beautiful (.24 million), Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (8.07 million), and The Passion of the Christ (0.27 million). Neon also had Portrait of a Lady on Fire in 22 theaters this weekend, where it grossed 4,707, equaling a ,395 per-theater-average, 2020’s highest to date over Bleecker Street’s The Assistant (,785 in four theaters).
Hulu will examine the marriage of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, while Matthew Rhys will adapt Dark Horse Comic Wyrd. Plus, Samuel L. Jackson will star in The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey limited series for Apple TV+, and more of the week s top TV and streaming news.TOP STORYHulu Is Making New Pam and Tommy Videos(Photo by Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images; Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)No, not that kind of video, though it’s a safe bet that that video will certainly be part of the storyline in Hulu’s upcoming eight-episode limited series about the tumultuous marriage between Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee.Lily James and Sebastian Stan are in talks to play the couple, who were married on February 19, 1995, after knowing each other for four days. They wed on a beach, with Anderson’s mother finding out about the nuptials from People magazine.Before their 1998 divorce, Anderson and Lee had two sons and saw a homemade sex tape of their honeymoon aboard a yacht stolen and go viral, and he was sentenced to six months in jail after being arrested for spousal abuse.Neither celeb is involved with the Hulu project at this time. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are producers on the project, which is being written by The Founder and The Wrestler screenwriter Rob Siegel. (Deadline)The Americans Star Matthew Rhys Returning to FX to Get Wyrd in New Comic-Inspired Drama Series (Photo by Ethan Miller/FilmMagic)Emmy-winning The Americans star Matthew Rhys is starring in and co-executive producing (with his Americans and real-life wife Keri Russell) the FX drama Wyrd, based on the Dark Horse comic about “the ultimate immigrant” – an extraterrestrial – who has been sent to earth to investigate, but wasn’t retrieved by his space-mates. His only option: to try to fit in with the humans, while also trying to find a way home. Up in the Air writer Sheldon Turner will write the series.Dark Horse describes the four-issue comic book, which debuted in 2019 and was created by Curt Pires and Antonio Fuso, as “James Bond meets The X-Files.” Pitor Wyrd’s human occupation is private detective, one who never ages, and who will take on even the most unusual cases, if the pay is right.Rhys will also star in a second season of HBO’s Perry Mason reboot. (Deadline) Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin Teaming Up for Six-Part McCartney DocuseriesIf you think there’s nothing else to learn about Paul McCartney and The Beatles, this project may convince you otherwise: Beatles legend Paul McCartney is collaborating with super music producer Rick Rubin for a six-part, still untitled docuseries that will cover McCartney from the time he got his first guitar through the Beatles’ superstar success. (Deadline)The project, which marks the first time the Beatles’ music masters have ever left Abbey Road, already has a teaser (above).NEW TRAILERS: Resident Alien: Alan Tudyk Is an E.T. Who Tries to Pass as an Earthling With a Disguise and Law Order KnowledgeResident Alien, based on the Dark Horse comic, stars Alan Tudyk going full Alan Tudyk (and that is such a good thing) as the titular E.T., who tries to fit in as a small-town Colorado doctor (with a fondness for Law Order). Also stars Corey Reynolds and Alice Wetterlund. Premieres Jan. 27 (Syfy)More trailers and teasers released this week:• All American, season 3, finds Spencer returning to South Crenshaw High and facing complicated consequences. Premieres Jan. 18 (The CW)• Bridge and Tunnel is writer/director/star Edward Burns’ coming-of-age dramedy, set in 1980s Long Island, about an aspiring photographer who leaves his friends and family behind to pursue his dreams in Manhattan. Premieres Jan. 24 (Epix)• It’s Search Party, season 4, and Dory (Alia Shawkat) is missing (because she’s being held captive by her stalker). Premieres Jan. 14 (HBO Max)• The third season of Matt Groening’s fantasy comedy, Disenchantment, finally premieres on Jan. 15 premiere that finds Princess Bean in Steamland with people close to her, like her mother, plotting to steal her throne. Stars Abbi Jacobson, Billy West, Eric Andre, and Nat Faxon (Netflix)• Bridgerton is Shonda Rhimes’ first Netflix series, a period drama about a woman from high society and her quest to find her true love, and the mysterious woman who chronicles all the high society scandals in her newspaper. Stars Julie Andrews. Premieres Dec. 25 (Netflix)• The teaser for Ms. Marvel is only going to make you more excited for the upcoming MCU series, starring Iman Vellani. Coming soon (Disney+)• Dickinson, season 2, finds Emily still skeptical about her growing notoriety. Stars Hailee Steinfeld, and guests Wiz Khalifa, Nick Kroll, and Timothy Simons. Premieres Jan. 8 (Apple TV+)• Walker stars Gilmore Girls and Supernatural alum Jared Padalecki as Texas Ranger Cordell Walker, who’s just lost his wife as he returns home from an undercover assignment. Premieres Jan. 21 (The CW)• Yearly Departed is the comedy special that reminds us just how bad 2020 has been, by acting as a funeral for the year. Stars Phoebe Robinson, Tiffany Haddish, Rachel Brosnahan, Patti Harrison, Natasha Legerro, Sarah Silverman, Natasha Rothwell, and Ziwe. Premieres Dec. 30 (Amazon Video)• Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer is a four-part docuseries about Richard Ramirez, the serial killer who terrorized Southern California in the 1980s. Premieres Jan. 12 (Netflix)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.CASTING: Samuel L. Jackson Starring in The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Limited Series at Apple TV+ (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Roadside Attractions)Two Samuel L. Jackson TV series in two weeks … what are the mother … what are the odds? Last week it was announced that the Oscar winner will reprise his Nick Fury role for the Disney+ Marvel miniseries Secret Invasion. This week comes news that Jackson will play the title role in The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, about a 91-year-old dementia-stricken man, forgotten by family and friends, who gets one chance for a period of lucidity which allows him to solve the mystery of a family member’s death and make peace with his past. The story is adapted from Walter Mosley’s novel of the same name. Mosley will adapt his own book for the series.HBO’s Game Of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon has added Doctor Who and The Crown star Matt Smith to the cast. He’ll play Prince Daemon Targaryen, the heir to the throne and the younger brother to King Viserys. Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One) and Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers) have also been cast, playing Alicent Hightower, daughter of the Hand of the King, and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the dragon-riding oldest daughter of the king, respectively.Read More: Everything We Know About Game Of Thrones Prequel Series House of the Dragon Olivia Cooke has also joined the cast of Apple TV+’s spy drama Slow Horses, playing a secret agent. Game Of Thrones alum Jonathan Pryce will play an MI5 agent in the series, which stars Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas. (Deadline)Former Disney Channel star Dylan Sprouse is returning to TV for his first major role since 2011 for Mindy Kaling’s HBO Max comedy The Sex Lives of College Girls, where he’ll play Nico, a junior who’s acquainted with the titular roommates at a prestigious New England college. (Variety)The Mindy Project alum Chris Messina will star in the HBO Max pilot Verbatim, an anthology series based on the New York Times Op Docs Series, revolving around real world events and featuring dialogue taken from primary sources, verbatim. (Variety)(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)Punisher and The Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal will star in Showtime’s series sequel to the 1980 Richard Gere film American Gigolo. Bernthal will play Julian, Gere’s character, 18 years after he was arrested for murder. Rosie O’Donnell will play Det. Sunday, who finds herself drawn back into a re-opened murder case she thought she had solved, and Gretchen Mol plays Julian’s former girlfriend, Michelle. The series is written and directed by Ray Donovan showrunner David Hollander.Kate Beckinsale has replaced Isla Fisher in the upcoming Paramount+ dark comedy Guilty Party, playing a disgraced journalist who’s pinning her redemption hopes on the story of a woman sentenced to life in prison for murdering her husband, a crime she claims she didn’t commit. (Deadline)Big Little Lies star Jeffrey Nordling has joined the cast of The CW’s Walker, playing a friend of the Walker family and a successful businessman who is “fast talking and all grins and finger guns” and “Austin’s finest string puller.” (TV Insider)King of Queens and Alias alum Merrin Dungey will join the final season of Netflix’s Lucifer as a cop who forms a surprising bond with Amenadiel, while Deadpool star Brianna Hildebrand will play a trouble-making angel who wants to follow in Lucifer’s footsteps. (EW)JAG star David James Elliott has joined the cast of the Starz wrestling drama Heels, playing Tom Spade, former wrestler, league owner and father of wrestling brothers Jack and Ace Spade (played by Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig), while famous Murray brother Joel (Mad Men) will play a local businessman and sponsor of the indie pro wrestling league. (Deadline)PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT: Michael Douglas and Christoph Waltz to Team for Reagan and Gorbachev Limited Series(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images for Turner; David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)Michael Douglas and Christoph Waltz will play Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in an in-development limited series adaptation of the book Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War from Reagan s arms control director Ken Adelman. The series, directed by House of Cards, Billions and Glengarry Glen Ross director James Foley, is being prepped to shop to networks and streaming services.Jamie Bell and Margaret Qualley will star in Fred Ginger, an Amazon movie about legendary dance team Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The End of the F-cking World creator Jonathan Entwistle will direct. NBC is developing a reboot of the 1984-92 comedy Night Court, with Emmy-winning original series star John Laroquette set to star. The Big Bang Theory star Melissa Rauch, a childhood fan of the series, will executive produce the sequel, which will find Abby Stone, the daughter of original series lead character Harry Stone (the late Harry Anderson) as the optimistic judge presiding over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court. Laroquette, who won four Emmys as smarmy prosecuting attorney Dan Fielding in the original, will again play Fielding, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Dan Rubin will write and serve as an executive director on the project.Meanwhile, Fox has given a straight-to-series order for a contemporary reboot of the 1977-84 ABC series Fantasy Island, about a magic island where visitors go to have their fantasies fulfilled. The late Ricardo Montalbán and Hervé Villechaize, starred in the original, which was followed by a short-lived revival series in 1998 and a 2020 horror film adaptation. Liz Craft and Sarah Fain (The 100, The Shield, and Lie to Me) are developing the new series, set to debut in summer 2021.And, as DJ Khalid would say, another one: a Little House on the Prairie reboot! Paramount TV Studios and Anonymous Content are teaming to reboot the 1974-83 NBC drama based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic book series. And please let this part come true: Alison Arngrim, who played deliciously wicked Nellie Oleson on the series, suggests she is the perfect age to play equally rotten Mrs. Oleson in the reboot. Couldn’t agree with that potential casting more. (EW)And another: Blair Underwood is set to return to the world of LA Law, reprising his role as lawyer Jonathan Rollins. The project is being developed for ABC by Marc Guggenheim, Ubah Mohamed, and Anthony Hemingway. (Deadline)(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Louis Vuitton)Alicia Vikander will executive produce and star in the HBO/A24 limited series Irma Vep, about an American movie star (Vikander) who, unhappy about her career and a recent failed romance, signs on to star in a French remake of the silent film Les Vampires, but finds herself blurring the lines between fact and fiction with the character she’s playing.Christopher Walken, who recently signed on for his first regular TV series role in Apple TV+’s Severance, has now joined the cast of The Offenders, a British crime thriller created by The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant and Mayans M.C. co-creator Elgin James. The series revolves around seven strangers from various walks of life who are sentenced to completing a community service project.The New York Times bestselling memoir One Life, by soccer champ Megan Rapinoe, will be adapted for a TV series from Sony Pictures Television. The book covers Rapinoe’s career as a World Cup champ and Olympic gold medalist. (Deadline)Universal Content Productions (UCP) is developing Super Freak, a series about the late “Super Freak” singer Rick James. The series would chronicle James’ legendary career and soulful funk tunes, legal and drug woes, and memorable appearances on Chappelle’s Show. No network or streaming service is yet attached to the project, which is being written by Notes From a Young Black Chef writer Randy McKinnon.Conan Reimagines A Charlie Brown Christmas for 2020And finally, before you’re warmed by your annual viewing of A Charlie Brown Christmas, take a look at Conan O’Brien’s re-edit of the special into It’s 2020, Charlie Brown!, complete with a reference to that Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion song that would not exist in the Peanuts universe.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.bob手机版网页体育一键下载In the midst of a busy spring premiere schedule, Marvel’s Cloak Dagger returned to Freeform on April 4 with a special two-episode premiere, highlighting the confidence of the sophomore show as an outlier in Marvel’s television business.Starring Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph as two teens whose super powers work together by harnessing the powers of light and dark to save their city, Cloak Dagger flew largely under the radar during its first season. And while superpowered teens may be nothing new, the show s New Orleans setting and suggestion of fate as the reason for the Divine Pairing getting their powers make it a singular experience. And as we discussed with the cast and producers of the show during WonderCon, the show s second season will solidify the fact that Cloak Dagger is a show worth checking out. Here are five key reasons why.1. The Characters Are True to Their Comic Book Sensibility(Photo by Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani)While the two lead characters may not have the costumes of their comic book counterparts, executive producer Jeph Loeb noted Tyrone (Joseph) and Tandy (Holt) were never the sort who said, Let s stop the bank robber.” From early on in their story, they faced issues of homelessness and drugs — problems not easily corrected with a few fistfights or quips.“They were always there to protect the people that couldn t protect themselves,” Loeb said. “So nothing is truer than what we live to do on the show.”The season 2 premiere saw Tandy and her mother in counseling to finally confront the memory of Tandy’s abusive father. It also led Tandy on a journey to better understand why some women refuse to fight or flee when caught in those situations. As with the comic book of the 1980s, it is something she cannot easily tackle with her powers or even her tenacity.2. The Training Wheels Are Coming Off(Photo by Freeform/Frank Ockenfels)According to Holt, the first season saw Tandy and Tyrone facing the world with the training wheels on.“They’re sort of still trying to grasp and cope with the powers that they ve developed, and also they have been sort of forced to be friends in a way, and they didn t have to be,” she explained. “But they ve chosen to take on that role in each other s lives and they are, they re better together than they are apart.”Naturally, the second season will see these training wheels come off.“They’re gonna fall down a couple of times, but they re gonna keep getting back up because that s what they do, she added, and that s what they do for each other. For executive producer Jeph Loeb, the first season concluded with a key question: “Can we actually now become heroes and put our lives on the line and put the rest of our lives on hold in order to do that?”The answer to that question will lead to Tyrone and Tandy properly becoming Cloak and Dagger, respectively.While nothing in the first two episodes suggested the duo would be facing any more perilous situations than they did before, the episodes began to illustrate the world as a more complex place. Tyrone, for example, teleported into an ambulance that was apparently kidnapping a young woman. He involuntarily teleported away before he could help her, but seeing her set him off on a quest to understand what is happening to him. The situation also dovetailed with Tandy’s story as the woman in the ambulance turned out to be a victim of domestic violence she could not help.3. A New Story for a New Year(Photo by Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani)Cloak Dagger ended its first season by giving Tandy and Tyrone a legitimate win. They fulfilled their destiny and saved New Orleans from a cyclical calamity requiring the sacrifice of a generational “Divine Pairing.” But with both of them surviving — a new element in the show’s particular mythology — the two are now looking at become vigilantes to give them a new purpose.“[In the] second season we step into the realm of human trafficking,” Holt said. “It is a really intense journey for both Tandy and Tyrone. That journey begins with the woman in the ambulance, and, as showrunner Joe Pokaski noted, helps form a key story for the season.“When we started talking about this season, we had talked a little about human trafficking, and how everyone knows the term but not everyone knows how widespread it is — that there are hundreds of thousands of men and women being trafficked for both labor and for sex,” he said. As both Tyrone and Tandy experience the sort of marginalization that leaves people vulnerable to trafficking, Pokaski and his team thought “they could be the heroes for some of these forgotten people.”Luckily, the pair will have honed their powers in the eight months between the end of the first season and the beginning of the second.“Ty is finally becoming a little more comfortable in himself,” Joseph explained, and he s “confident in himself and confident in his powers.”Of course, he has plenty of time to settle in to those powers as he is still hiding out in the old church and evading the cops who are accusing him of a murder he did not commit. Which, as it happens, inverts the status quo from season 1, which saw Tandy living in the church and Tyrone living at home with his parents. Joseph said Tyrone’s relationship with his family will continue to be explored despite their separation. He also said it may even lead to some “interesting” developments.4. A Little Mayhem(Photo by Marvel/Alfonso Bresciani)While Emma Lahana created an offbeat cop in the form of Brigid O’Reilly during the show s first season, fans of Marvel Comics know Brigid better as Mayhem, an apparently undead former cop who can issue a paralyzing gas and attack foes with razor talons. It seemed that version of the character was teased in a stinger scene at the end of the season. But as viewers saw in the second part of the season 2 premiere, Mayhem is not as much contained within Brigid as it is something she must face head on.“She s so different from Brigid,” explained Lahana, who plays both versions of the character. Unlike her comic book counterpart, the two characters inhabit two separate bodies. “Her physicality is very different. Mayhem is kind of in this fight or flight mode at all times, whereas Brigid s about more protective of herself,” she added.Pokaski teased that Mayhem may not be the only new featured character joining the show’s ranks in the weeks to come.5. The Show Illustrates an Authentic Teen FriendshipWhile originally marketed as a teen romance, Cloak Dagger made the unusual choice to depict Tandy and Tyrone as friends and tease a potential romance later. As Pokaski put it, “When I was reading the comics, all I wanted was for Tandy and Tyrone to get together. Years into reading it, I realized that maybe I just wanted to want Tandy and Tyrone to get together.”It is a sensation he wants to recreate on the television series: “I want to make sure they are best friends.”Added Joseph, “You have these people from two totally different backgrounds that can connect. For them to have a companionship and to be the one person that they can trust was what was so beautiful to me.”Holt echoed his sentiment, saying, “I know everybody wants to see them get a room or something, but it s like right now the companionship that they have is so sweet to me. The opening episodes of the new season illustrates the newfound BFFs sense of companionship, with Tandy stealing her way into Tyrone’s old school so he can get course plans and textbooks, and the two enjoying movie nights together. They also still squabble because they are both quite stubborn, but it nonetheless reveals a certain closeness between the two that s a bond beyond their status as “The Divine Pairing. Loeb hopes it will prove “inspirational” for the program’s key audience.“[Hopefully younger viewers] recognize that people of that age can have male friends and female friends and friends that are interracial,” he said. “All those things go into the complicated world that they live in, but there s no doubt in anyone s mind who watches the show, how deeply [Tandy and Tyrone] care about each other.”That said, a romantic relationship is still the pair’s likely trajectory, as Pokaski teased, “I think the best love story is about falling in love with your best friend.”Marvel s Cloak Dagger airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on Freeform.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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Although you might not expect a show like What If…? to answer questions – its anthology format is meant more to suggest scenarios than to linger on them – the first season finale tied up a number of ends that would be considered loose on another show.Sure, there may be a handful of bigger puzzles left to solve, like whether or not the Watcher (Jeffrey Wright) will turn his gaze to the mainline Marvel Cinematic Universe or if any of the characters we met in the last nine weeks will filter into Loki’s second season. But director Bryan Andrews and head writer A.C. Bradley offered Rotten Tomatoes additional clarity to some of What If…?’s answers, and teases, when we spoke to them shortly after the final episode streamed on Disney+. From visual cues to Mephisto never quite emerging, we took a closer look at What If ? s first finale.Spoiler Alert: The following contains details about episode 9 of What If ? season 1. Stop reading here if you have not watched the episode.1. The Visual Impact of Kirby Krackle(Photo by Marvel Studios)One of the great visual nods to Marvel Comics was the appearance of “Kirby Krackle” in the last few episodes. The distinctive energy discharge, with its floating dots embedded in negative space, was one of the great innovations Marvel Comics architect Jack Kirby brought to the medium. And yet, somehow, it has been missing from Marvel Studios live action efforts – an absence Andrews sought to remedy.“I ve been working on the Marvel movies forever and I would draw it into my storyboards regardless,” he said. “I think they could be doing it in live action and have it look really, really cool. I don t know why they haven t.”When the opportunity to spearhead the visual look of his own series presented itself, Andrews made sure to include Kirby Krackle.“I think the response has been pretty awesome for something as simple as how the magical power looks,” he continued. “That stuff s been around since the ’60s, if not before. Kirby is amazing, an icon, and has done so much. And to get that back in there, bring it back to Marvel, and see it move the way I ve seen it move in my head since I was a child, it was very fun, cathartic and exciting to do. I m glad people are [responding to it] positively.”2. Assembling the Guardians of the Multiverse(Photo by Marvel Studios)While What If…? treated itself as an anthology series with stories in disconnected universes, Bradley said the idea of having The Watcher interfere “like the dramatic mofo that he is” was an eventuality “since day one.” Soon, the threat of Ultron presented itself in story discussions and since the show is a Marvel production, building a team became the natural conclusion.“As we were cracking the stories, we were like, ‘OK, who s landing close to home? Who are we loving so much that we need to see [again]?’ Obviously, Peggy Carter and Star-Lord T Challa,” she said.That advance planning led to the inclusion of Gamora (voiced by Cynthia McWilliams), whose episode was pushed to season 2 for “COVID production reasons,” according to Bradley. The tantalizing notion that Gamora defeated Thanos and rid her universe of the Infinity Problem should lead to an interesting story. And even though the episode was delayed, Bradley said the “surprise” affection the production team had for that version of the character made her a natural addition to the Watcher’s team.And as for the more ambiguous members of the team?“Dr. Strange was always such a tragic character. We weren t too sure how he was going to play into the bigger story, but it s the first hero — or villain, depending on how you look at him — that The Watcher interacts with,” Bradley said. “Same with Killmonger. We knew we wanted to revisit that world, give it some resolution and see him again.” Killmonger s world is safe now, but What If…? viewers know Killmonger’s situation has changed immensely … possibly even into the darkest of Marvel’s corners.3. Darker Conclusions(Photo by Marvel Studios)Allowing the stories to enter darker terrain — the end of all things in some cases — was not only a way of honoring the comics, but a deliberate story choice to facilitate the creation of the Guardians.“The fun and the challenge was taking these different stories, these characters that are literally spread across a Multiverse, and finding a way to connect them,” Bradley said. “As we were crafting individual episodes and telling the stories, it was a mixture of wanting to pay respect to the original comics, where it was always the darker [ending], but then also knowing and hoping as we approach the finales, that we would have a chance to see these characters and see these worlds again and give a bit of resolution.”As one key example, Ego’s (Kurt Russell) appearance at the end of the Star-Lord T’Challa episode certainly suggests bad things for planet Earth, but the Watcher’s subsequent return to that reality revealed T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) changing the course of events.“[Ego’s] not going to of win this fight if he s going up against not only the Ravagers, but the Wakandans. So we wanted to leave audiences with that was a cliffhanger. But if you think about it, and when you see it in episode nine, Ego doesn t stand a chance,” Bradley said.“Some of those cliffhangers don t necessarily mean instant doom for the entirety of the universe,” Andrews added. “But it s a way of showing the book isn t closed. There s an open-ended chapter, hinting to the fact that these universes are ongoing, on-living, whether you re watching them or not. And those little teases, twists, and things help speak to that. They can [end] positively, but they could continue poorly.”
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In the first season, we were introduced to a Ramy who was very much yearning to step into his higher self, while continually being pulled into the trappings and desires of his lower one. In the finale, our hero journeyed to Egypt, looking to connect with his cultural roots. But as the saying goes, one step forward, two steps back. Just as he thought he was on the right path, a death in the family knocked Ramy off track and he ended up making a terrible decision: He fell in love with his cousin, and then he had sex with her.As you d expect, the fallout of this choice puts Ramy right back into his funk. When Ali s Sheikh enters his life, he brings a sense of guidance that will hopefully put Ramy back on the righteous path. I think a character like Sheikh Ali is an embodiment of that and I really wanted that for the show, Youssef says. I think we have a lot of people struggling with that and I really wanted to show somebody who was transformed by the faith. Transformation is really what Ramy is looking for. (Photo by Hasan Amin/Hulu)Youssef s quick to point out the many types of Muslims that exist throughout the world: African, South Asian, and Middle Eastern, to name a few. According to Youssef, having Ali stepping into the role of the Sufi Sheikh was a very American thing. Historically, Black people have been the first Muslims in this country; the first big Muslim presence and, kind of, have the longest link here, he said. And so it s interesting to have that here when you have, within other Muslim communities like Arab ones or South Asian ones, a lot of anti-Blackness. It was just this idea that someone like him would be carrying what Ramy wanted. It felt like something I was really excited to have for our audience. Demystifying the general public s perception of Muslims in America is a big goal to achieve, and Youssef s quick to admit he s not trying to create a public service announcement with his series. However, as the show continues to explore the world through his experiences, and that of the members of his family, he s hoping the story will continue to connect on a human level with viewers, no matter their race, religion, or gender.(Photo by Craig Blankenhorn/Hulu) We try not to take sides or positions, and more-so just complicate the conversation, because I think it s really hard for a comedy to be instructive or a comedy to be, you know, kind of telling people what to think or what s right, he says. Rounding out conversations that sometimes are a little too one dimensional, that really is the goal of the show. As for authenticity, Youssef wants to remind viewers that he s just one type of Muslim and while his show is working to represent the culture and religion as a whole, this story is specific to his experience. I think audiences are kind of in an unfair situation because there s so little content that speaks to anything even close to what they re going through, he says. So I think a show like mine has a lot of, you know, expectations on it. But that really comes out of scarcity, as opposed to entertainment value. I m very sympathetic to that. And so all I hope is that people can really see the humanity in these characters, see the conversations that we re trying to complicate, and that we kind of bring some more depth to things. Hopefully. Ramy season 2 premieres on Hulu on Friday, May 29, 2020.
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images/Disney/Pixar Yes, please! is Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley s response when asked if he wants to talk about Keanu Reeves.We re at a press summit with the filmmakers for Woody s latest and possibly final big-screen adventure – a story that will take the diligent cowboy and his friends on a road trip, where they ll encounter a variety pack of characters, from a murderous 1950s doll to a spork with existential questions, to a dim but enthusiastic stuntman. Duke Caboom is the motorcycle-ridin , pose-slapping stunt toy, and he s voiced by Keanu Reeves, who s currently riding another crest of global goodwill for John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum (absolutely, a movie where you hand-murder dudes by the dozens makes you more loved in the world) and viral acts of mundane kindness. We went after Canadian actors, Cooley says of the process of finding the right person for Duke Caboom. He was the first one on our list, and I m so thrilled that he said yes. Even before signing on, Reeves visited the Pixar campus in Emeryville, California, and brought the same open-road philosophical inquiries he s associated with and loved for all over. What do you think he sounds like? Reeves asked. What do you think drives him? But for a character whose entire existence is pixels and voice, Reeves managed to demonstrate a human physicality to the Duke that made him the first-and-only choice. At one point, he just got up on the table, Cooley says. Imagine you re just sitting down there eating lunch. Hoo! Hah! Huh! He s just doing these poses. I m like, This is it. This is incredible.' (Photo by Disney/Pixar)Though getting Reeves for Toy Story 4 was a dream casting coup, he seemed to get just as much as out of it as the Pixar filmmakers, with Reeves enthusiasm carrying over into the recording booth. Every time we recorded with him, he just had the biggest smile on his face, Cooley continues. Just so much fun. I can t speak enough about how awesome he is. But Reeves isn t the only new celebrity voice joining Toy Story 4. He ll be joined by the likes of Christina Hendricks as Gabby Gabby, the doll who wants to rip Woody s voice box out of him; Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, the reuniting comedy duo who voice two sarcastic and boisterous carnival plush prizes stapled to a wall; and Tony Hale as Forky, the cobbled-together piece of trash given life by a little girl s imagination.And Annie Potts is returning to the series some 20 (!) years since Toy Story 2 as Bo, who s lived a big and adventurous life beyond suburbia. With her taking a co-star role among Woody and Buzz, and Gabby Gabby as the first female villain of the franchise, women are driving the plot in Toy Story 4. It all adds to the unexpected turns Pixar hopes to enthrall a new generation – and the ones who ve been around since 1995 – of audiences.If all else fails, just picture Keanu Reeves chopping the air for your pleasure as you munch on the popcorn.Toy Story 4 is in theaters June 21.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
The fifth season of Power ended on quite a cliffhanger to roll into the final season of the show. We won’t spoil how it resolves in the season premiere, but fans are going to find out whether a certain character pulled through or not. Whatever happens to her will drive Ghost (Omari Hardwick) through the final season of the Starz drama.It’s been a five-year journey for Hardwick as Ghost, a New Yorker running a nightclub above board, but making his real money selling drugs. While the final chapter of Ghost s saga will air in two parts — part one premieres Sunday, Aug. 25, and part two will debut in January 2020 — Hardwick s future is already looking bright. He spent his summer filming Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead with Dave Bautista, and will have no trouble staying busy if his movie output between seasons of Power is any indication.Hardwick spoke with Rotten Tomatoes about the final season of Power and also shared what he likes to watch when he can steal an hour after his kids go to sleep.WHAT IS APPOINTMENT TV FOR YOU?(Photo by Cinemax)Outside of the latest and greatest cartoons, because I’m the pop of a 6- and a 4-year-old — if I’m not watching stuff with them, the first two seasons of Power I watched The Knick. It was appointment TV for me. I haven’t had appointment TV since then because I’ve been playing Ghost. Not only time-wise — it’s tricky. Then I started doing music, so my time was all about just being with the kids. The first two seasons I was watching Soderbergh’s The Knick. My friend Andre Holland [was] on it, obviously and Clive Owen. That was the last time. I like The Voice. That was appointment TV for me. I like Chip and Jojo, HGTV s Fixer Upper was really big for me. I find myself watching a lot of that kind of stuff.WHAT’S ON YOUR DVR?(Photo by Warrick Page/HBO)What I haven’t been able to see yet that is set on the DVR in terms of the pre-order, because I didn’t make it into the theater to watch it, is Avengers: Endgame. I never got a chance to see that yet. I’m working with Dave Bautista now and I told him, “I haven’t seen that yet.” He’s like, “It’s there. It ain’t gonna go nowhere.” [The kids and I] watched Jumanji yesterday, which is different than the one you and I grew up with.I did like True Detective. I thought Mahershala was really solid on that and we actually share an agent. I loved his work on that.WHAT’S IN YOUR STREAMING QUEUE?(Photo by Sony Pictures)I watched Into the Spider-Verse, the animated Spider-Man, which was phenomenal. I’ve had to watch that several times. I’m in a movie right now in New Mexico called Army of the Dead which is Netflix, so I snuck back [home]. My son was under the weather yesterday and I just wanted to hug him. It’s an hour flight. I live in Denver, so I went from New Mexico to Denver, snuck back, and in that little four hours of being home, that’s what I was watching. Oh, you know what I watched? Stranger Things. Really good. I have seen that. It’s really, really different. I liked Stranger Things a lot.WHAT’S COMING SOON THAT YOU CAN’T WAIT FOR?(Photo by HBO)You can tell me whether it’s coming back out. The Night Of, my friend Michael K. Williams was in it. That joint was incredible. I love that. Between The Knick and season 1 and 2 of Power and being able to fit that in, wifey was pregnant with our second kid. After that baby came out, I really got into that. That was dope. I love following the story of it, especially with Ghost being this character that’s such a thinker, and me being a thinker, that was very good. You can tell me — are they doing a second installment? [Editor s note: Sadly, not right now, although HBO has expressed interest should the creative team want to make more.](Photo by Starz)Fred Topel for Rotten Tomatoes: Last season ended on such a cliffhanger. We’re not going to give away what happens in the season premiere, but did you have any input with creator Courtney A. Kemp in how that storyline in particular would resolve?Absolutely. It’s cool that I haven’t necessarily had to want for it. There’s never been a summer that she and I aren’t on the phone about what comes. Playing the lead character, there’s always had to be major, major communication between the two of us as to what’s going on between each episode, let alone coming from the finale of one season to the beginning of the next. We’ve always conversed about it and she’s asked me my opinion. I fly out to L.A. Typically we sit in the writers room. We break down where the next season’s going to go. They ask you your opinions. She’s offered that from the gate so I’ve always had a say in that way.RT: You must have thought a lot about where Ghost is going to end up. Is it quite a different thing to finally be there?I remember running in Boston. Just took the family, drove them up four or five hours to Boston from New York. I remember jogging and listening to a song and the song inspired what I thought would be a great idea for the end of this if we ever got to that point and if we became as successful as we did. At that point, we’re season 2 but if we became as successful as we did, which we now humbly find ourselves, I had written an ending that is not what you guys will see. Getting to the place where whatever the conclusion of my storyline is on the show, if it’s not exactly what I conjured up in my spirit when I was listening to a song running in Boston, then that’s a different experience.RT: What was the song?“Wanted Man. In the song, the guy’s on the run and it’s super dope.(Photo by Starz)RT: Can Ghost save his family, or is it already too late for that?If he could all of a sudden have the family at the same place [it would be unrealistic] because when he rose to the top, he was doing it illegally. At some point as we see Tariq now proving to be that point. Tariq is saying, “But how’d you get there? Mom, don’t speak yet. Pop, how’d you get there? Okay, Mom, you talk. Oh, you’re lying too?” There was so much inequity in the dissemination of information, whether it be false or right, and you’re a parent. You can’t lie to your kids at the levels he did and then have a mistress on the side so that in your fall, you’re able to still salvage everything. My point is, I guess, is when he rose, he was building it on shaky ground. He was going to have a foundation of lies, so I don’t necessarily think we could have it where he salvages them that way. But if he can keep them alive, I think at this point that’s all Ghost is [trying to do].RT: Do you have a badass role in Army of the Dead?My grandma passed in the midst of that, which was tough. Dad’s ma. So it was really, really tough but she did really well —especially having my grandfather pass in November, having a husband that died in November — she lasted nine months after that. So I was wardrobing when she passed and then came home, back to New York. Then I went to the Essence Festival to promote Power. So after we laid her to rest, I might have had two days at the Denver house before Army of the Dead called me right back. The role is a super badass role. Not just a badass, but Dave Bautista and I play the guys that fought with each other at one point and now are being asked to fight with each other again to figure these zombies out. Zack Snyder’s been just a pleasure to work with and his whole camp has been awesome.Power returns for the first half of its final season Sunday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. on Starz.
Studio Ghibli is arguably the most recognizable and beloved animated studio outside of Disney/Pixar, one that has proven time and time again that animation is more than just entertainment aimed at kids thanks to critically acclaimed movies that challenge what you can do in the medium. So it s easy to understand, then, that the moment one of the studio s main directors, Hayao Miyazaki decided to retire (the first time), fans around the world began searching for a successor. Rather than a studio, could it be an auteur like Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Mirai) or Makoto Shinkai (Your Name, Weathering with You)? Would it be a studio founded by former Ghibli employees like Studio Ponoc, makers of 2018 s Mary and the Witch s Flower?It might, in fact, be none of the above. In truth, the animation studio that best captures the magic of Studio Ghibli and the themes they explore, all while carving out an identity and space in the industry of its own, is Cartoon Saloon. The Irish studio founded in 1999 has earned Academy Awards nominations for every single feature film it s produced, and all of them are Certified Fresh at 90% or above on the Tomatometer. Its latest offering, Wolfwalkers, is being called the best animated film of the year by several critics, and it demonstrates why Cartoon Saloon s unique blend of traditional animation and folklore make it the true successor to Studio Ghibli.Their Films Deal with Folklore and Myth(Photo by ©Apple TV+)You don t need to be familiar with yōkai or kodama to appreciate Princess Mononoke, and you certainly don t need to know what a tanuki is in order to enjoy Pom Poko, but with both, you certainly do get the feeling that you re watching a movie that s deeply rooted in Japanese culture. Hayao Miyazaki and the people at Studio Ghibli don t really adapt specific folktales the way Disney does, but they add creatures and beliefs as flavor to deepen the story and the cultural context. My Neighbor Totoro s titular character may not be based on any specific creature of lore, but he is still instantly recognizable as an uniquely Japanese being.The movies of Cartoon Saloon aren t direct adaptations of any particular tales either, but they incorporate folkloric creatures and beliefs. Wolfwalkers takes its central concept from old myths about natives of the Kilkenny region in Ireland being able to transform into wolves while their bodies lie in a sort of trance, while Song of the Sea is about selkies, or humans that could transform into seals. These two movies, as well as the studio s feature debut The Secret of Kells, make up an unofficial trilogy about Irish folklore, using legends and myths to tell fantastical stories about the conflict that arises when belief and tradition are threatened or abandoned.Even if The Secret of Kells and Wolfwalkers are period pieces steeped in important moments of Irish history, there is a universality to their stories. You don t need to know about Oliver Cromwell s conquest of Ireland to understand Wolfwalkers central conflict and how it affects its main character s relationship with her father — who works for Cromwell himself. But it does add some context that grounds the film in a real place and a real moment in time.They Explore Humanity s Relationship with Nature(Photo by Cartoon Saloon)As evident even in their earliest films, a big part of Ghibli movies is the focus on humanity s fragile relationship with the environment and the struggle between nature and industrial progress. Miyazaki s films in particular often explore how technology causes people to drift away from their cultural traditions while factories damage the land they live on. Perhaps the most obvious example of this is Princess Mononoke, a movie all about nature fighting back when humans start burning down forests to expand their towns and their industry.Song of the Sea is partially about a Celtic goddess who threatens to destroy the world, but director Tomm Moore uses that as a starting point to tell a story about what happens when people begin to lose their cultural identity. Like many a Miyazaki film, Song of the Sea depicts the city as an oppressive, dirty place that drowns the freedom of the country and its children as the ones who are best suited carry on the country s cultural heritage while the city s inhabitants forget about it.Wolfwalkers definitely takes some pointers from Princess Mononoke in its central conflict — a group of humans who set out to kill every wolf in the nearby woods — except the nature vs. industry conflict is used as an allegory for the Cromwellian ideal of taming the wild Irish lands and burning down traditions to replace them with English principles. As with Song of the Sea, the distinction between the city and the country informs the visual style as well. Kilkenny and its walls are drawn with geometric rigidity, and it almost resembles a prison as it looms in the background — just like the city cars in Song of the Sea, which only serve to spew black smoke and narrowly avoid hitting innocent children. Meanwhile, the art style of the woods, trees, and wolf of the forest are more sketched-out, with traditional Celtic spiral pattens to show the wolves haven t been tamed, for they represent the real cultural Ireland.Their Visual Styles are Exquisite and Unique(Photo by ©Apple TV+)As a studio grows and its films become more popular, a visual style is bound to emerge. Anyone can recognize Disney s particular trademarks, just as all of Pixar films take on a similar visual language. Studio Ghibli s films are instantly recognizable too, and yet they all feel and look incredibly different from each other. This balance between versatility and recognizability is the key to Cartoon Saloon.The Irish studio s unique visual style appears in every one of their movies, which feel like they belong in a strange sort of multiverse. At a time when CG animation is everywhere, Cartoon Saloon s style feels defiant and stunning, but each of their films feels distinct from one another, as they try to capture the aesthetic of their subject matter. The Secret of Kells feels like an illustrated picture book to mimic the illuminated Christian tome that gives it its name, whereas The Breadwinner looks and feels distinctly like Afghan art, and Wolfwalkers pays homage to the wood-cut illustrations of the 1600s. By now, you know how to recognize a Cartoon Saloon film, but they always manage to offer some surprises, too.They Aren t Afraid of the Dark(Photo by ©Apple TV+)Though animation has a bit of a reputation for being kids entertainment in the West, Studio Ghibli is a perfect example of why this is entirely untrue. Not only do their more kid-friendly movies like Kiki s Delivery Service tackle deeper and darker subjects like depression, but no one would dare call Grave of the Fireflies — a movie about two kids trying to survive in Japan during WWII — a kids movie.Similarly, Cartoon Saloon s movies are certainly entertainment made for broader audiences, but they also often go to darker places. The studio s debut film, The Secret of Kells deals with an incoming Viking invasion, and Song of the Sea s main theme is grief and loss, but they are still stories being told through the eyes of kids. The protagonist of Wolfwalkers is literally hunted by her father at one point, but it s The Breadwinner, the studio s third feature, that best exemplifies their diversity in storytelling. The film follows a young Afghan girl posing as a boy to help her family survive after her father is imprisoned as a dissident by the ruling Taliban. This film is clearly aimed at a slightly older audience — hence its PG-13 rating — as it explores a more mature subject matter in its war-torn world, and even the colors are more naturalistic compared to the rest of the studio s filmography.They Entrust the Future to Children(Photo by ©Apple TV+)It s not only that Cartoon Saloon s movies can get dark, it s that the worlds of the films feel like they re approaching a cataclysmic ending, even as they somehow remain optimistic about the future.A village is threatened by Vikings coming to destroy it; a little girl is engulfed in a war; a sea deity wants to turn the world to stone; the new people in charge want to burn the forest down. There s a sense of urgency and doom looming large over each of Cartoon Saloon s feature films, brought upon by the hubris of man — a theme the studio shares with Ghibli. Hayao Miyazaki s movies in particular often deal with the error of trusting mankind to treat the world with respect. And yet, both studios seem to deeply trust their young protagonists and believe that children are the ones who will save the Earth. Parvana faces horrible, horrible things in The Breadwinner, but in her own small way, she wins in the end. War and evil will continue and people will still reject wolves and nature, but at least the children will be all right and grow up to do incredible things, hopefully with the lessons they ve learned throughout their journeys in both Studio Ghibli s and Cartoon Saloon s films firmly rooted in their hearts.Wolfwalkers debuted on November 13, 2020 and is currently available to stream on Apple TV+.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News. 全民碰碰车手游是一款非常精彩有趣又十分好玩的休闲闯关游戏，游戏里你可以安全驾驶各种各样恐怖的赛车，玩家们必须根据惊险刺激的刺激性的碰车玩法来催毁对手，那样的玩法十分的刺激性焦虑不安，赶快进到比赛场，安全驾驶你的赛车打开猛烈的撞击，一定要击败全部的玩家，变成王者！一起角逐排行吧！
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bob手机版网页体育一键下载 And what’s with the spiders?Spiders are another recurring animal motif. First, young Adelaide whistles “Itsy Bitsy Spider” in the hall of mirrors, before young Red takes over the tune; later, as she sits beaten and almost dead in the movie s climax, real Adelaide attempts to whistle the tune again. It was the last song she heard before she was kidnapped. Why that song? Again: symbolism. The song is about a small spider who tries to climb out of a water spout but is washed back down; later, when the sun comes out and dries up the rain, the spider climbs back up. Kinda like the Tethered, right? Early on we see a kind of visualization of this, as Adelaide watches a small spider crawling out from beneath a big fake spider. The big, fat spider is fake; the little, vulnerable spider is real. Again: symbolism.And owls? Update: We threw it out to the audience to tell us why they thought Peele chose to have a mechanical owl pop out in the house of mirrors, and they came through with some theories and ideas as to the symbolism. Danielle suggests it was all about foreboding ( Owls are common symbols in literature for evil ), while Gonzalo Lomeli wrote, Owls are seen as death omens in parts of Africa, the Middle East, and in some Native American tribes. When the owl pops up and scares young Adelaide in the house of mirrors it symbolizes her inevitable fate. When Red (Adelaide s copy) sees the same owl later, she smashes it to pieces foreshadowing that she will make it out alive. Kayson Honda suggests, this might be too on the nose but I was thinking it’s the standard symbol of wisdom, knowledge and truth. Explains why it scared Adelaide as a child but represents her being introduced to the true nature of the Tethered. Would also explain why Adelaide symbolically destroys hit when she follows Red back down. Could be seen as a comical poke at how it scared her as a child, or it represents the truth she’s trying desperately to hide. Whatever the meaning of the owl, it s interesting to note that one version of Adelaide has a very different reaction to it than the other; the real Adelaide jumps while her doppelgänger has no fear of it.How much does Jason know?(Photo by @ Universal)We learn early on that young Jason (Evan Alex) is perceptive and curious (“What does I got five on it mean?”). It’s Jason who seems to work out that the Tethered are controlled by, or control, us, when he plays with his double, Pluto, in the closet; that comes in handy later when he walks Pluto into the fire. At the end of the film, sitting in the passenger seat, he gives his mom a look that suggests he knows something’s not quite right – that she could in fact be one of the Tethered and not the real Adelaide. It’s not 100% clear that he knows this, but there are reasons to believe he has pieced it together. It’s Jason, after all, who witnesses his mother killing one of the Tyler twins and letting out an almost animalistic (and very Tethered-y) sound as she does, and he is in the underground facility when the truth comes out between Adelaide and Red at the movie’s climax. Could he have overheard?What about the Tethered’s Names? And the family’s?Biblical and mythological references abound in Peele’s choice of names. Gabriel and his doppelgänger Abraham both bear firmly biblical names, while Jason’s doppelgänger Pluto is named for the Greek god of the underworld and Zora’s Thethered, Umbrae, is named for shadow or darkness. The Tyler twins’ Tethereds’ names also come layered with meaning (Io was the first high priestess of Hera, Nix a Greek goddess of night) and one inventive Rotten Tomatoes staffer wonders if the choice of Adelaide, which is a city in South Australia, was a hint that the character was actually from the underground world (a.k.a., “down under”). This is not true, but we certainly want it to be.UPDATE: Kitty s doppelgänger is named Dahlia, which in Hebrew means flowering branch and which is also the name of a brightly colored Mexican flower from the daisy family. Interestingly, given the Tylers wealth, in Baltic mythology Dalia is the goddess of fate, and is connected with material wealth and its distribution – again a key theme of the movie. And, if you want to read even deeper, many Americans likely associate Dahlia with the case of the Black Dahlia, a.k.a. Elizabeth Short, who was found murdered in L.A. in the late 1940s. She had been brutally mutilated and bisected.Why is Red the only one who can talk? And why does she talk like that?That Red can talk is the biggest clue that she is in fact the original Adelaide: none of the other Tethered can talk – though they seem to have a language of grunts and shouts that is communicative, as when Abraham shouts to someone from the boat – so she must have been one of us at some point.Why does she have such a strained, croaky voice? There are multiple possible explanations. Her trachea might have been broken as a child when her doppelgänger choked her. Her vocal patterns might have blended with the rough noises made by the Tethered with whom she lived. It might be a result of not having spoken for so many years. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Nyong’o refused to reveal the exact source of the character’s voice, but did explain how she achieved it: She based the voice on a real-life condition called spasmodic dysphonia, sometimes the result of trauma. “Your vocal chords involuntarily spasm, creating this odd airflow. I worked with my ENT and a vocal therapist to be able to do it but keep my voice safe, because it s quite dangerous for a healthy vocal box to do that kind of thing. Then I built off of that. Why Couldn t Kitty s Doppelgänger Kill Adelaide?(Photo by @ Universal)UPDATE: One of the questions we asked in our original post was why couldn t Kitty s doppelgänger kill Adelaide? Why did she have her tied to the bed when she could have just stabbed her? Some might argue that it was pure dramatic tension – having the villain looking in the mirror, creepily playing with her face, allowed Peele to get the kids into the room for Zora to put herself in danger, and then Jason to kill Kitty with that fist-pumping crystal attack. RT user mattman suggests two explanations in the comments: She couldn t kill Adelaide because if it wasn t for her, the tethered never would have escaped. Adelaide was important to all the tethers [sic]. He also posts: My other idea comes from Kitty and Adelaide s conversation earlier in the movie. Kitty is jealous of Adelaide s beauty. Maybe the tether[ed] also feels that way and was about to pull a Face Off with those scissors. It s worth noting that as Kitty s doppelgänger, Dahlia would have had to endure a bastardized – and presumably quite horrific – reflection of the plastic surgery procedures Kitty had undergone; thus she starts to cut her face maybe in an act of rebellion. Also, containing some part of Kitty s soul, she might have just been enjoying a moment of vanity with herself in the mirror.And there are so many more questions. Like:Why didn’t young Adelaide just run out of the facility when her cuffs eventually came off?What’s exactly happening with the ballet stuff?Is Jason potentially one of the Tethered – or different somehow?What s with the rock, paper, scissors players?How does Plato’s Allegory of the Cave play into it? (It does, right?)What’s with Adelaide snapping off-beat? Is that because Tethered Adelaide can’t actually dance/keep rhythm?Think you know the answers? Think we got something wrong? Have more questions of your own? Let us know in the comments.Thumbnail image courtesy @ UniversalLike this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.