亚博的网站多少采用百度引擎4（Baidu 8）In Regina King’s Certified Fresh directorial debut, One Night In Miami, four icons – Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown – spend a wild (and fictional) evening together in a Magic City motel room bonding, drinking, and heatedly debating the best ways to advance the lives of Black people in America. Is it better to change the system from the inside, as Cooke says, or is the system itself the thing that needs to change, as X argues. Reviews of the film, which will no doubt be a big player this awards season, have heralded King’s skillful translation of Kemp Powers’ play to the big screen, as well as the performances of its four leads: Leslie Odom Jr. (Cooke), Eli Goree (Clay), Aldis Hodge (Brown), and Kingsley Ben Adir (Malcom X). In this exclusive and extended sit down with the four actors, they share how they prepared for and eventually inhabited the larger-than-life figures, from perfecting accents and swagger to transforming physically and digging deep into the ideologies that drove them.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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5.43.0 3月喜迎(Photo by © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)New Pirates of the Caribbean MovieDirector: TBDStarring: TBDThe ship that doesn t ever seem to sink will keep sailing with Disney s newest attempt to revive the franchise. Initially, Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were hired for the project, but in October 2019 it was announced that franchise vet Ted Elliott and Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin were taking over writing duties. No word on cast and director or on whether Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) will be a part of the new story.New Pirates of the Caribbean MovieDirector: TBDStarring: Margot RobbieThe above Pirates film should not be confused with the one set to star Margot Robbie. This film, which The Hollywood Reporter says will be penned by Birds of Prey screenwriter Christina Hodson, will reportedly be female-fronted and be its own story that will introduce new characters beyond those already part of Jack Sparrow s orbit.29 DatesDirector: Richard WongStarring: TBDThis young adult rom-com, which is based on the Melissa de la Cruz novel, will appear on Disney+. While no cast or writer has been announced, we know that this story centers on a 16-year-old Korean exchange student who meets a host of eligible bachelors from around the globe. It has been compared to author Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I ve Loved Before series.© Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesHunchbackDirector: TBDStarring: TBDM. Butterfly playwright David Henry Hwang is writing the script for this live-action telling of author Victor Hugo s The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, who wrote the music and lyrics for the 1996 animated film (among many, many other Disney projects) are also on board. So is actor Josh Gad but so far just as a producer, even though he did Tweet a fun image of himself outside of the famous French cathedral.© Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesJungle Book 2Director: Jon FavreauStarring: TBDJungle Book writer Justin Marks told Rotten Tomatoes that he and Favreau co-wrote the sequel to their blockbuster film in December 2017, but they had to wait until the director finished work on the revival of The Lion King before they started production. And while Neel Sethi, who starred as Mowgli in the 2016 film, has said that he s down to return, Marks stressed that the character has aged along with the young actor. Jon and I saw The Jungle Book story as a coming-of-age story and the second movie continues in that direction, Marks says. Really, if it’s done right, it should break some hearts with where it goes.” He added that the sequel will pull in more animal characters from author Rudyard Kipling s book because (duh) there’s such a wealth of characters in that world.” © Walt Disney PicturesLilo StitchDirector: Jon M. ChuStarring: TBDAnother fan-favorite Disney film to ride the waves of the live-action/CG trend, this upcoming adaptation of the Hawaiian-set film about friendship and family is being produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of the live-action Aladdin. No cast or has been announced, but rising star Mike Van Waes is reportedly writing the script and Variety reported in 2020 that Crazy Rich Asians Jon M. Chu was in talks to direct.Marvel StudiosCaptain America 4Director: TBDStarring: TBDThe Hollywood Reporter broke the news in 2021 that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series showrunner Malcolm Spellman was working with Dalan Musson to develop a script for a fourth Captain America movie. While no director or casting has been announced, it s to be assumed that Falcon co-star Anthony Mackie will appear in the film. Rick Famuyiwa SadéDirector: TBDStarring: TBDOne of the handful of original properties in the works for Disney, this live-action fairytale centers on an African princess who must accept her newly discovered magical powers and protect her kingdom when its threatened by a mysterious evil force. Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer are writing the script and Dope director Rick Famuyiwa is one of the producers, but a director and cast have not been named. The film was announced a few months after Disney saw both massive success for its Marvel film, Black Panther, and allegations of whitewashing its The Princess and the Frog heroine, Princess Tiana, in a promo for its animated film, Ralph Breaks the Internet. (The character was redrawn for the film’s release). © Buena Vista Pictures/courtesy Everett CollectionSister Act 3Director: TBDStarring: Whoopi GoldbergAnother classic IP that’s getting a modern rendition, the third chapter in the Sister Act franchise is written by Regina Hicks (HBO’s Insecure) and Karin Gist (Fox’s Star) and will air on streaming service Disney+. Plot and cast details are scarce, but it was confirmed during The Walt Disney Company s December 2020 investors day that original star Whoopi Goldberg would return to star and produce and that Tyler Perry was also producing.Starlight (20th Century Studios)Director: Joe CornishStarring: TBDDeadline reported in 2021 that Attack the Block s Joe Cornish would be writing and adapting a film based on the Mark Millar comic. The article explains that the plot centers on a space hero who saved the universe 35 years ago but when he came back to Earth, no one believed his fantastic stories. He married, had kids and settled into old age. But then his old rocket ship shows up and he is called back for one fantastic adventure. Haunted MansionDirector: Justin SimienStarring: LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Rosario Dawson, Owen WilsonDeadline reported in 2021 that Dear White People s Justin Simien would be directing a film based on the iconic Disneyland and Walt Disney World ride. According to the article, this film will be a completely different take on the project than the 2003 flop. It was later reported that Lakeith Stanfield and Tiffany Haddish would star in the film. It was recently announced Owen Wilson and Rosario Dawson would be joining them.© Walt Disney PicturesThe Sword in the StoneDirector: Juan Carlos FresnadilloStarring: TBDAnother live-action version of an animated Disney favorite, this film is also awaiting a release date on the Disney+ streaming platform. Last we heard, 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was directing the film based on Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman s script.© Walt Disney PicturesBlade Director: TBDStarring: Mahershala AliAt his 2019 Comic-Con presentation, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige announced that they would be rebooting the Blade franchise and that Oscar winner Mahershala Ali would star as the new version of the half-vampire superhero (Wesley Snipes played the character in the original three movies). Other details, such as a director or other cast members, have yet to be released, though it has been announced that Watchmen story editor and writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour has been hired to write the script.© Walt Disney PicturesNational Treasure 3Director: TBDStarring: TBDIn January 2020, it was announced that Disney and mega producer Jerry Bruckheimer were developing a third installment of the National Treasure movies and had hired Bad Boys for Life screenwriter Chris Bremner to pen the script. The first two films, which starred Nicolas Cage, premiered in 2004 and 2007.(Photo by © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Pinocchio Live-Action MovieDirector: Robert ZemeckisStarring: Tom HanksContinuing Disney s trend of making live-action versions of fan-favorite films from its vault, it was announced in January 2020 that Robert Zemeckis had signed on to co-write and direct a version of Pinocchio in this format. It was announced during the December 2020 The Walt Disney Company investors day that Tom Hanks would star as woodworker Geppetto. In March 2021, it was announced that Benjamin Evan Ainsworth would play the title character, Cynthia Erivo would play the Blue Fairy, Keegan-Michael Key would play Honest John, and that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would play Jiminy Cricket. The film will air on Disney+.© Walt Disney PicturesShrunkDirector: Joe JohnstonStarring: Josh Gad, Rick MoranisLooks like we re getting the gang back together again. In 2020, it was announced that Honey, I Shrunk the Kids star Rick Moranis will appear in the new chapter in the family favorite film series one that Joe Johnston, who had directed the original 1989 movie, was already on board to direct. Disney regular Josh Gad stars in this film as the grown-up version of Moranis son.© Walt Disney PicturesChip n Dale: Rescue RangersDirector: Akiva SchafferStarring: John Mulaney and Andy SambergIn 2019, we learned that Lonely Island member Akiva Schaffer had been tapped to direct a version of this children s cartoon series and one that is described as a distinctly meta or self-referential take at that. Dan Gregor and Doug Mand wrote the script. It was announced at the December 2020 Walt Disney Company investors day that John Mulaney and Andy Samberg would star in the hybrid live-action/animated feature (and that Seth Rogen would cameo).(Photo by © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Peter Pan WendyDirector: David LoweryStarring: Alexander Molony, Ever Anderson, Jude LawSomething to crow about? In March 2020, Variety reported that newcomer Ever Anderson would play Wendy and The Reluctant Landlord s Alexander Molony will play Peter in this live-action version of the 1953 Disney animated classic. It w
This week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Creed III, Firestarter, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2.This WEEK S TOP STORYIP MAN S DONNIE YEN JOINS JOHN WICK CHAPTER 4(Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images)John Wick (Certified Fresh at 86%) could have just been a very well-produced action revenge thriller, but the film s star Keanu Reeves, director Chad Stahelski, and screenwriter Derek Kolstad figured out a winning formula has has led to sequels and even a spinoff series focused on its secret world of assassins. Production on John Wick: Chapter 4 has been held back a little bit by both the COVID-19 pandemic (and scheduling conflicts with Reeves other upcoming #4 sequel, The Matrix 4, scheduled for 12/22/2021), but the pieces are finally coming together for filming to happen at locations in France, Germany, and Japan this summer. Just last week, we learned that pop star Rina Sawayama will make her acting debut in a lead role in John Wick: Chapter 4, and now we know about another big addition to the cast. Hong Kong superstar Donnie Yen has recently increased his Hollywood profile with roles in films like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Certified Fresh at 84%) and Disney s live-action Mulan (Certified Fresh at 72%), and next, he will co-star in John Wick: Chapter 4 as an old friend of Wick s who shares many of his experiences and enemies. John Wick: Chapter 4 is currently scheduled for May 27, 2022. Finally, in what is probably a coincidence, both Donnie Yen and Keanu Reeves have been rumored in recent years to be in consideration for the role of Marvel s Namor the Sub-Mariner, with Yen even Tweeting this audition picture. Marvel Studios has made no official Namor announcements.Other Top Headlines1. ISSA RAE JOINS INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE SEQUEL AS SPIDER-WOMAN (Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Some weeks reveal certain trends in development news, and this week, the theme involves stars on the upswing landing big new projects with the potential of expanding their careers. Let s start with Issa Rae, whose popular YouTube series Awkward Black Girl led to the acclaimed HBO series Insecure (Fresh at 96%), which likewise led to a supporting role in The Hate U Give (Certified Fresh at 97%) and lead roles in The Photograph (Fresh at 74%), and The Lovebirds (Fresh at 65%). Issa Rae will also provide the voice of Jessica Drew, AKA Spider-Woman, in the upcoming sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Certified Fresh at 97%) as the sequel s first new cast member. It is not yet known if Rae might also be in the running to play the role also suspected to be Jessica Drew in the untitled female-centric Spider-Man spinoff that director Olivia Wilde is currently developing (though it s also worth noting that there have been a few different Marvel heroes all called Spider-Woman). The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel is currently scheduled for release on October 7, 2022. Although Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld are both confirmed to be returning, other stars like Nicolas Cage (as Spider-Man Noir) and John Mulaney (as Peter Porker/Spider-Ham) haven t yet been announced.2. DWAYNE JOHNSON AND YAHYA ABDUL-MATEEN II TEAM UP FOR EMERGENCY CONTACT (Photo by Priscilla Grant, Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is not yet a household name, but his face is becoming more and more familiar following breakout roles in two DC Comics projects, first as the villain Black Manta in Aquaman (Fresh at 65%), and then as nope-we re-not-spoiling-it in HBO s Watchmen (Fresh at 96%). Roles in US and The Trial of the Chicago 7 will also soon be followed by performances in the Candyman reboot (8/27/2021), The Matrix 4 (12/22/2021), and Aquaman 2 (12/16/2022) (for which he is currently preparing). Abdul-Mateen II and Dwayne Johnson are teaming up to produce an action movie set in Austin, Texas for Warner Bros. called Emergency Contact, in which Abdul-Mateen II will also star (it s not yet known if Johnson will have a supporting role, but it sounds like he s not the film s star). The premise of Emergency Contact is being kept secret for now, except that it s a high-concept, high-octane action film set in Austin, and that the screenwriters also worked with Dwayne Johnson on his upcoming DC Comics movie Black Adam (7/29/2022).3. SAMARA WEAVING LEADS NEW ADDITIONS TO CAST OF DAMIEN CHAZELLE S BABYLON(Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)Damien Chazelle, who won an Academy Award for directing La La Land (Certified Fresh at 91%), and who also directed Whiplash (Certified Fresh at 94%) and First Man (Certified Fresh at 87%), has been trying to get his movie Babylon about Hollywood in the 1920s going for a few years now (much of that delay was caused by COVID-19, obviously). Babylon is going to feature a large ensemble cast led by Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, which will now also include Samara Weaving (Ready or Not), Max Mingella (The Social Network), Lukas Haas (Witness), Eric Roberts (The Pope of Greenwich Village), and rocker-turned-actor Flea of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Katherine Waterston, who co-starred with Joaquin Phoenix in Inherent Vice, also joined Babylon in a separate announcement. Paramount Pictures has scheduled Babylon for a limited release on December 25, 2022 which will then platform to a wide release on January 6, 2023.4. ROBERT DE NIRO, ANYA TAYLOR-JOY, CHRIS ROCK, AND TAYLOR SWIFT AMONG NEW ADDITIONS TO DAVID O. RUSSELL S LATEST ENSEMBLE (Photo by JA/Everett Collection)Another director who is assembling an ambitious ensemble for his next project is David O. Russell, whose last film six years ago was the 2015 Miracle Mop movie Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence. We ve known for a while now that the leads in his next film will be Christian Bale and Margot Robbie, supported by John David Washington, Rami Malek, and Zoe Saldana. This week, however, the cast list sort of ballooned to include Robert De Niro, Mike Myers, Alessandro Nivola, Timothy Olyphant, Andrea Riseborough, Chris Rock, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Shannon, Anya Taylor-Joy, and pop singer Taylor Swift, in a relatively rare acting performance (Swift s first since Cats). Both the premise and the title of this film are currently being kept secret by 20th Century Studios. Having said that, past reports have described the lead characters as being a doctor and a lawyer who form an unlikely partnership. 5. JONATHAN MAJORS TO PLAY ADONIS NEXT OPPONENT IN CREED III(Photo by The Washington Post/Getty Images)Even lifelong Rocky fans probably have to admit that the franchise was seriously struggling before it was revived in 2015 with the spinoff Creed (Certified Fresh at 95%), which turned the focus towards Adonis Creed, the son of Rocky s friend Apollo, as played by Michael B. Jordan. That film was followed by Creed II (Certified Fresh at 83%), in which Creed squared off against another son of a famous boxer, Ivan Drago, who killed Apollo in Rocky IV (Rotten at 40%). We don t yet know the premise for Creed III (with which Michael B. Jordan will make his feature film directorial debut), but we do now know that Adonis new boxing opponent will be played by Jonathan Majors of HBO s Lovecraft Country. As expected, fans were quick to speculate about who Majors might play, with the most common guess being the son (or some other relative) of Clubber Lang, who was played in Rocky III (Fresh at 63%) by Mr. T, whose last major role was over 10 years ago in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Certified Fresh at 86%). It is not yet known how the recent acquisition of MGM by Amazon might impact the theatrical release of Creed III.6. TIFFANY HADDISH TO PORTRAY FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER IN NEW BIOPIC(Photo by Michele K. Short/Universal Pictures)The recent career of Tiffany Haddish has been so prolific and ubiquitous that it might be easy to forget that her breakout role in Girls Trip (Certified Fresh at 91%) came just four years ago in 2017. Haddish hasn t had that much time to expand into other genres besides comedy, but she is indeed taking her shot at an ambitious dramatic role that will also require (ostensibly) a good amount of physical personal training, as she is producing and will star in a biopic about the life of three-time Olympic gold medalist Florence Griffith Joyner, popularly known as Flo-Jo. Florence Griffith Joyner (who died in 1998) was an American track and field athlete who in 1988 set still-standing world records in both the 100 meter and 200 meter dash, and then retired less than a year later. Tiffany Haddish will also be producing a documentary series about Flo-Jo as a companion to the narrative feature.7. GLENN CLOSE JOINS TWINS-STYLE COMEDY BROTHERS(Photo by Sony Pictures Classics)A little over a year ago, The Weekly Ketchup reported Avengers: Infinity War co-stars Josh Brolin and Peter Dinklage were signed to co-star in a Twins-style comedy called Brothers for director Macon Blair (I Don t Feel At Home in This World Anymore, Certified Fresh at 89%). Before we get to this week s actual news, this is a good place to remind everyone that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now so big that its list of illustrious alumni is massive. That being said, yes, Brothers is going to feature another MCU star, and that will be Glenn Close, who appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy (Certified Fresh at 92%) as the leader of the Nova Corps. Close s role in Brothers isn t yet known, but an obvious guess is that she could be playing the mother of the two siblings played by Brolin and Dinklage. (Collider also pointed out that Glenn Close did play the mother of Ed Helms and Owen Wilson in the similarly-titled Father Figures in 2017.)8. IT: CHAPTER TWO ALUM JOINS REBOOT OF STEPHEN KING ADAPTATION FIRESTARTER(Photo by Michael Tran/Getty Images)One of the more memorable kills in IT: Chapter Two (Fresh at 62%) is the moment when a young girl is pulled under the bleachers by Pennywise the evil clown. That girl was played by 8-year-old Ryan Kiera Armstrong, who is now 11, and she has been cast as the lead in another Stephen King adaptation, the reboot of Firestarter, which was first adapted as a 1984 movie (Rotten at 37%) starring Drew Barrymore. The announcement of Armstrong s casting came along with a set photo of Armstrong in character, wearing a jacket that looks like it might have been in or around, you know, a fire. Armstrong joins a cast that includes the already announced Zac Efron as her father (originally played by David Keith) and Michael Greyeyes as the Native American government agent assigned to befriend her (controversially played by George C. Scott in the original film). Former ER star Gloria Reuben also landed a Firestarter role this week.9. ALICIA SILVERSTONE RETURNS TO HIGH SCHOOL IN REBEL WILSON COMEDY SCHOOL YEAR(Photo by ©Paramount Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)It has been over 25 years since the now-classic teen comedy Clueless (Certified Fresh at 81%), and the career of its star Alicia Silverstone has taken her a lot of places, including Gotham City as Batgirl (Batman Robin, Rotten at 12%). Silverstone, now 44, is signed to return to high school (sort of) in the Paramount Players high school comedy Senior Year. Rebel Wilson will star in Senior Year as a cheerleader who wakes up from a coma after 20 years to return to her high school to regain her status and claim the prom queen crown that eluded her. 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 new roles for Zac Efron, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, and Ellen Page.This WEEK S TOP STORYJOHNNY DEPP TO BE REPLACED IN FANTASTIC BEASTS 3 (Photo by ©2018 Warner Bros.)The news broke on Monday that Johnny Depp lost a libel case in a London courtroom over a newspaper s use of the phrase, wife beater. Within the week, Warner Bros. decided to move forward with their fantasy sequel Fantastic Beasts 3 with a new actor to be cast as the villain wizard Gellert Grindelwald, formerly played by Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Rotten at 36%). Fantastic Beasts 3 actually started filming in the U.K. in September, and was to have continued filming until February, but the role will now be recast with a different actor, and all of the scenes that Depp filmed will be reshot with his replacement. The news came from both Warner Bros. (in a statement that read Johnny Depp will depart the Fantastic Beasts franchise ) and from Depp himself, who posted an image of a typed letter on his official Instagram account. This delay in filming also led today to Warner Bros. rescheduling the Fantastic Beasts 3 release date from November 12, 2021 to sometime in the summer of 2022 (though that may have been an inevitable delay because of the COVID-19 pandemic anyway). Both The Wrap and Collider posted speculative lists today of stars who could possibly replace Johnny Depp as Grindelwald, with only Colin Farrell and Tilda Swinton appearing in both articles.Other Top Headlines1. DOCTOR STRANGE DIRECTOR ANSWERS SPOOKY BLACK PHONE (Photo by Andrew Schwartz/©Screen Gems)Marvel Studios distinguished Doctor Strange from its other previous superhero movies by hiring horror director Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose) incidentally, his replacement on the sequel, Sam Raimi, also has roots in horror. Earlier this year, we learned that Scott Derrickson is expected to direct the long-in-development thriller Bermuda (about the Bermuda Triangle), but that project hasn t started filming yet. Another new project that Scott Derrickson is now attached to direct is Black Phone for Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures. Black Phone will be an adaptation of a horror novella by Joe Hill (A.K.A. Stephen King s son), which is reportedly about a dead cinephile, a lonely kid, an eight-foot-tall locust and a man locked in a basement stained with the blood of murdered children. Blumhouse has already started casting Black Phone, starting with Mason Thames (For All Mankind) and 11-year-old child actor Madeleine McGraw (A Christmas Wish, Toy Story 4).2. ZAC EFRON TO BE STUCK IN THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK FOR GOLD(Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)Over the last several years, survival thrillers like All is Lost (Robert Redford), 127 Hours (James Franco), The Shallows (Blake Lively), and Adrift (Shailene Woodley and an unconscious Sam Claflin) have pitted their lead characters against nature and the elements. Zac Efron will soon join the club as he is signed to star in a survival thriller called Gold. Efron will play one of two men who find a huge chunk of gold in the Australian Outback, which leads to Efron s character waiting by the find while the other man leaves to get the equipment necessary to actually plunder the loot, even as he (Efron) has to deal with desert elements, ravenous wild dogs and mysterious intruders, [and] the sinking suspicion that he has been left to die out there alone. Australian filmmaker Anthony Hayes (Animal Kingdom, Certified Fresh at 94%) co-wrote Gold, which he will direct, and in which he will also co-star (it s unclear which role he will be playing). Other roles that Zac Efron has in the works include remakes of both Stephen King s Firestarter and Three Men and a Baby (for Disney+).3. TOM HARDY TO LEAD VIETNAM WAR ENSEMBLE CAST OF THE THINGS THEY CARRIED (Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)The Things They Carried is the title of a 1990 collection of short stories by novelist Tim O Brien that all revolve around the same platoon of soldiers during the Vietnam War, one of which was adapted in 1998 as the Kiefer Sutherland film A Soldier s Sweetheart. Director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman, Ghost in the Shell) is getting ready to start filming a new movie based on The Things They Carried that will apparently adapt several of the book s stories. We can sort of guess that the end result will be more of an anthology film based on the ensemble cast that was announced this week, which includes Tom Hardy (who s also producing), Tye Sheridan, Pete Davidson, Bill Skarsgård, Moises Arias, Angus Cloud, Stephan James, and Martin Sensmeier. Hardy will likely next be seen in the Marvel sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage (6/25/2021), which will introduce Woody Harrelson as the titular symbiote serial killer Carnage.4. FROZEN CO-STARS TO REUNITE FOR ANOTHER (LIVE-ACTION) MUSICAL (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)Unless you re a Broadway fan, Jonathan Groff might be one of the biggest movie stars of recent years whose face isn t actually recognizable by many fans, because his biggest role was as the voices of Kristoff and Sven in Frozen (Certified Fresh at 90%) and Frozen II (Certified Fresh at 77%), which together have earned over .73 billion dollars worldwide. Groff may be closer to raising his visual profile with the news this week that he will reunite with his Frozen co-star Kristen Bell for another musical, which this time will be live action. Bell and Groff will co-star in Molly and the Moon, written by the creators of the hit CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, playing an expectant couple who sing songs to their unborn baby, with the movie then taking us inside the mom s womb (one has to wonder if this part will also be entirely live action) where a little girl in a rowboat sings back at them. The screenwriters were reportedly inspired by a real-life experience with a child born with a rare genetic condition that required post-natal surgery (we don t know yet if that part is a spoiler for Molly and the Moon).5. STEVE COOGAN TO STAR IN WACKY COMEDY ABOUT THE BONES OF K
Eddie Murphy reprises one of his most popular movie characters ever (actually a handful of them) for the long-awaited sequel to Coming to America, and if you like the 1988 original, you may also enjoy Coming 2 America. Unfortunately, early reviews of the Amazon new release indicate the sequel borrows more than just its title from the first film, as the main complaint in the negative reviews of Craig Brewer’s follow-up are the movie s recycled bits.However, a lot of the favorable takes highlight the same overly faithful familiarity as a positive, or at least a harmless fault, while celebrating the return of Prince Akeem, Semi (Arsenio Hall) and the rest of the ensemble representing Zamunda and Queens. Especially Wesley Snipes.Here’s what critics are saying about Coming 2 America:Does the sequel live up to the original?I’m pleased to report the long-awaited, much-anticipated, will-it-ever-happen, heavily hyped Coming 2 America is just as gloriously funny and wonderful and original and gold-hearted. Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-TimesVirtually no one does good comedy sequels, especially decades after the fact… of all the people to finally get it right, who would’ve expected it to be Eddie Murphy? Vince Mancini, UproxxA pale imitation that never comes close to the dizzying highs of the original. Matt Goldberg, ColliderMan, this is supposed to be the long-awaited follow up to Coming to America! Why does it feel so toothless and safe? Sean O Connell, CinemaBlendWill it cater to your nostalgia?Man, is it a fun nostalgic ride to take. Carla Renata, The Curvy Film CriticThe film will easily capitalize on the lingering nostalgic affection for one of Murphy s most successful efforts, even if the original isn t nearly as funny as you might remember. Frank Scheck, Hollywood ReporterComing 2 America is cute and fun, a lovingly made exercise in nostalgia. Kristen Baldwin, Entertainment WeeklyIt’s a sequel that’s leaning heavily on your fond memories of the first movie without daring to bring anything new to the table. Matt Goldberg, Collider(Photo by Quantrell D. Colbert/©Amazon Studios)Are there too many references to the original?It works in plenty of odes to the original while updating it in, well, not really surprising ways, but at least they seem entirely heartfelt. Jason Adams, PajibaComing 2 America often risks dissolving into an assemblage of reference points, but Murphy’s Akeem provides just enough pathos to fuse the narrative together. Eric Kohn, IndieWireCraig Brewer, a superfan of Murphy and his films, doesn’t hide the joy he has for it and stuffs as much as he can in this film to prove it. Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentComing 2 America includes so many nods to its predecessor that it feels like a feature-length easter egg in search of a movie. Frank Scheck, Hollywood ReporterSo is it just for the fans?Coming 2 America is adamantly, unabashedly one for the fans. And, judged solely by that mission, it’s a straight-up, if modest, success. Ann Hornaday, Washington PostThose who adore the original will feel like they’ve been revisited by an old friend, or perhaps the dirty uncle, whose jokes are a bit frayed but still pointed enough. Eric Kohn, IndieWireWho’s curious to know what these folks have been up to in that span? If you count yourself as an ‘I do!’ then, well, this movie answers that question. Sometimes with terrific comedy! Jason Adams, Pajiba(Photo by ©Amazon Studios)Do you need to have seen the original?If you haven’t seen or can’t quite recall Coming to America, the relevant background is helpfully supplied here, along with some new information. A.O. Scott, New York TimesA lot of the jokes will land even if you haven’t seen it. That being said, you will appreciate this one so much more if you have watched the first one. Tessa Smith, Mama s GeekyWhere do the main problems lie?Brewer and the film’s three writers (Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield, and Kenya Barris) get so caught up in repeating what worked before that they neglect characters with the most promise and potential. Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsOne of the chief problems with Coming 2 America is that it doesn’t even know who its protagonist should be. Matt Goldberg, ColliderIs it funny?If you are a fan of the first one, there are numerous callbacks that should have you laughing until your sides hurt. Tessa Smith, Mama s GeekyIt delivers several genuine laughs, even if it never achieves the comedic excellence of its predecessor. Kristen Baldwin, Entertainment WeeklyIt didn’t always make me laugh (though I laughed plenty), but it always made me smile. Vince Mancini, UproxxWith no strong characters and a muddled plot, it’s no surprise that most of the jokes in Coming 2 America fail to land. Matt Goldberg, Collider(Photo by Quantrell D. Colbert/©Amazon Studios)Does it veer into musical territory?From time to time, Coming 2 America stirs to life, especially when it goes full-on musical pageant. Justin Chang, Los Angeles TimesThere are more dance numbers than the first one, and they were some of my favorite scenes. Tessa Smith, Mama s GeekyIt’s a winning, maximalist musical extravaganza. Vince Mancini, UproxxHow is Eddie Murphy?Brash, lovable, and doused in irony at every turn, his outsized persona remains a singular figure in American comedy, evidently still capable of dominating the screen. Eric Kohn, IndieWireThe biggest letdown is seeing Murphy deliver such a generic, lifeless character after both the original film and his wildly charismatic and energetic performance in Brewer’s Dolemite Is My Name. Rob Hunter, Film School RejectsAnd the newcomers?While [Jermaine] Fowler proves an appealing comic actor, he s unable to bring much vibrancy to the formulaic goings-on. Frank Scheck, Hollywood ReporterLeslie Jones as Lavelle’s mother, Mary, and Tracy Morgan as his uncle, Reem, and they’re both as flat-out funny as you’d expect them to be. Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-TimesLeslie Jones is reliably hilarious. Anna Menta, DeciderThis movie provides further testimony to the absolute comic genius of Wesley Snipes. A.O. Scott, New York TimesWesley Snipes has never given such a riotous kind of deadpan performance. Eric Kohn, IndieWire(Photo by Quantrell D. Colbert/©Amazon Studios)Are there any notable cameos?The arrival of a certain famous baritone voice, who narrates a very ridiculous funeral, shows just how much the movie has invested in its jokey internal logic. Eric Kohn, IndieWireMuch of the film s fun stems from the celebrity cameos — including Morgan Freeman amusingly sending up his godlike narrator image and Trevor Noah as a ZNN anchor. Frank Scheck, Hollywood ReporterIs it more contemporary in its treatment of women characters?What I most appreciate about this sequel is the women of Zamunda are self sufficient, strong-willed, strong-minded and not reliant upon the approval of a man to be their own person. Carla Renata, The Curvy Film CriticThe film s feminism – which sees the girls doing some fighting and not much else – feels tacked on. Emma Simmonds, The ListLike the first movie, albeit to a less leering extent, this one wants to have its cake and eat it too when it comes to objectifying women. Ann Hornaday, Washington PostHow are Ruth E. Carter s costumes?Perhaps the biggest star of the film isn’t an on-screen player but its costume designer Ruth Carter, who has gone all out in creating an Afrocentric aesthetic that bursts with richly hued fabrics, lush textures and gleaming metallics. Ann Hornaday, Washington PostThe various royal garments give this film interesting ways to build off the characters and a wide array of colors to constantly work with, which shines just as brightly as the many happy faces seen throughout. Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentI’m not exaggerating when I say that costume designer Ruth E. Carter deserves an(other) Oscar. Vince Mancini, UproxxShe could win another [Oscar] just for General Izzi’s warlord couture. A.O. Scott, New York Times(Photo by ©Amazon Studios)Is Coming 2 America ultimately worth streaming at home?It’s good at what it sets out to do. Which makes it great fun. Ann Hornaday, Washington PostIt’s the kind of comedy with a repeatability factor that will have you making plans to see it again before the closing credits even finish rolling. Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-TimesPerhaps some of this movie’s jokes would kill on the big screen rather than simply expiring as they did on my laptop. Justin Chang, Los Angeles TimesIf Coming 2 America had released in theaters, or on-demand for .99, I’m not sure it’d be worth it. But since it’s streaming free on Prime, and since you probably already have a subscription… Sure! Anna Menta, DeciderComing 2 America premieres on Amazon Prime on March 5, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.