九游会官方网站采用百度引擎7（Baidu 2）(Photo by © Marvel Studios, © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Several years ago, Rotten Tomatoes tracked the location of the Infinity Stones going into Avengers: Infinity War. At the time, the big mystery was the location of the Soul Stone, which turned out to be a big plot point in the film. But three years later, the stones are gone. As revealed in Avengers: Endgame, Thanos (Josh Brolin) used their power to unmake them, forcing the Avengers into committing a Time Heist to reverse the effects of the Blip.Nevertheless, the Stones continue to exist thanks to variant timelines and that Multiverse that Marvel keeps teasing. And though Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) returned each Stone to the places in history from which the Avengers borrowed them – and their story is seemingly concluded – they may continue to prove relevant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, particularly as the new Disney+ Loki series features the variant of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) who spirited away the Space Stone in Endgame. So, join us on a journey across time and possibility to track the Infinity Stones The Time Stone(Photo by Jay Maidment / © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Where Steve Left It: Presumably, in the hands of the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) on the rooftop of the Sanctum Sanctorum.Where It Could Be Now: Although “our” Time Stone is still gone, the loss of it from within the Eye of Agamotto may play a role in the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Will Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) convince himself he can safely take a copy of the Time Stone from another reality or timeline? Maybe that choice sets off the adventure as the dark future the Ancient One teased in Endgame comes to pass. Also, trying to break the laws of time feels like the sort of thing Strange would do, even if it means he’d have to talk an alternate version of himself into doing it.The Space Stone(Photo by © Marvel Studios, © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Where Steve Left It: Back at Camp Lehigh, the S.S.R./S.H.I.E.L.D. base in the 1970 where Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) is somehow tolerating the presence of Howard Stark (John Slattery).Where It Could Be Now: The Stone he returned is only one variant – which Mar-Vell (Annette Benning) will use a decade or so later. The other, as we mentioned above, was nabbed by Loki during the Avengers’ botched attempt to get it just after the Battle of New York. And as we saw as we saw in April s Loki trailer, it is in the possession of a TVA agent when Loki is arrested. That leaves one to wonder if the Stone will be in their evidence locker or if they have a way to return it to Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) custody in that alternate timeline. Will it continue to be a part of Loki s overall scheme? Or will his experience with the TVA lead him down a path away from the Infinity Stones?Also, wouldn’t Steve feel honor-bound to retrieve the Space Stone from Loki and put it back in its proper place?The Soul Stone(Photo by © Marvel Studios, © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Where Steve Left It: The planet Vormir, where he presumably had a very awkward conversation with the Red Skull (Ross Marquand).Where It Could Be Now: Still on Vormir, as it requires a steep price to claim it. Although, the return of the Soul Stone brings us back to our favorite pet theory about the upcoming Black Widow movie. Specifically, returning the Stone will release Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson) from the Soul Space – a scene that could make a very satisfying mid-credit stinger. With rumors that Evans will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in some form swirling around, this is the sort of cameo we can see him agreeing to.The Power Stone(Photo by © Marvel Studios, © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Where Steve Left It: On Morag for Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) to discover while nursing a massive headache.Where It Could Be Now: The return of the Power Stone to its proper place in time is seemingly the most successful of the lot as it means the Peter Quill of that timeline will collect it and proceed through the events of the first two Guardians of the Galaxy movies being none-the-wiser. Unless, of course, his reality now lacks for a Thanos, Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Nebula (Karen Gillan), and Black Order – all of whom traveled into the future during Endgame. If that is the case, then the Stone is presumably still on Xandar under the protection of the Nova Corps.Provided, of course, the Guardians of the Galaxy came into existence to defeat Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace). Otherwise, he maybe rampaging across space in some variant timeline.The Mind Stone(Photo by © Marvel Studios, © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Where Steve Left It: Next to an unconscious America’s Ass (also Evans) in Stark Tower shortly after the Battle of New York.Where It Could Be Now: The location of the Mind Stone in that other timeline could be important in the future as it needs to pass into Wolgang von Strucker’s (Thomas Kretschmann) possession not long after the battle. If it doesn’t, then that timeline goes without Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) unlocking an aspect of her powers, Pietro Maximoff (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) never getting his speed, and J.A.R.V.I.S. (Paul Bettany) never becoming a part of Vision (also Bettany). Such a timeline could offer “our Wanda” a source for a proper Mind Stone to give Vision back all his facilities. Well, once she learns about that corpse-like Vision flying around New Jersey.The Reality Stone(Photo by © Marvel Studios, © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Where Steve Left It: Somehow, injected back into Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) shortly after Thor and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) took it. Maybe Frigga (Rene Russo) helped out knowing Steve was a friend of her son?Where It Could Be Now: Presuming this alternate timeline is the same one Thanos was in before he leaped to the future, then the Stone would still be in the possession of The Collector (Benicio del Toro). But as we pointed out with some regularity in our coverage of WandaVision, the red energy Wanda wields visually connects to the Aether and it would not surprise us if the source of the Scarlett Witch’s power stems from the same primordial force contained in the Reality Stone. What that means for Wandas in realities where Thanos never collected the Stones – or even our own Wanda – remains to be seen.Of course, as the nature of the Marvel Multiverse is still unknown, we are making a lot of presumptions about where the Stones Steve returned could be. For one thing: we are assuming the Stones were mostly picked from one alternate timeline despite the Ancient One telling Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) that stealing them would create divergent timelines at each point from which they were taken. If we take her at her word, then it is possible War Machine’s (Don Cheadle) decision to knock Peter out on Morag means the Guardians of the Galaxy never form and either Ronan or Ego (Kurt Russell) succeed in their plan. Also, the Ancient One’s reality may have been swallowed up by Dormammu even if Steve returned the Time Stone to her. The mere seconds it was gone still could matter.But one of the elements we’re looking forward to in Loki is a greater clarity about what it means to pluck a Stone from its rightful place in time. Perhaps we’ll even get greater clarity on the success of Steve’s mission to return them at the end of Endgame or, perhaps, we ll learn of a new power tempting the god of mischief away from his old objectives.Loki premieres on Disney+ Wednesday, June 9, 2021. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
《穿越火线》系列主打的一直是具有竞技性的PvP玩法，但各个版本的游戏都为更喜欢过关斩将的玩家们推出带有剧情元素的内容。比如这次手游的8月版本“生化·西游异响”讲述了人类猎手“悟空”和幽灵母体“白凛”的恩怨情仇，端游的新内容“烈火西行”则讲述铁扇公主和牛魔王的故事。不过CFHD预计在下半年推出的剧情挑战模式更加特殊一些。 HBO shares a peek of videogame adaptation The Last of Us. Plus, Game of Thrones prequel announces seven new cast members, Amazon orders The Boys spin-off, a college-set Cruel Intentions series is in the works, and more of the week s top TV and streaming news.TOP STORYThe Last of Us HBO Series First Look May Make You Think You’re Seeing a Videogame Screenshot (Photo by HBO)HBO has released a first look photo from its highly anticipated series adaptation of the Naughty Dog videogame The Last of Us, and it should have fans excited: the shot of Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as apocalypse survivors and travelling companions Joel and Ellie is so faithful to the look of the characters that it looks like a screengrab from the action-packed game.The photo shows the duo from behind, as they look across a field at a downed airplane.“When I first saw them on set in full costume, I was like: “Hooooooly sh*t! It’s Joel Ellie!” the series writer and director Neil Druckmann tweeted. “The Last of Us is full steam ahead!”While Druckmann, who is also the co-president of Naughty Dog, told IGN earlier this year that the focus for season 1 of the series is to get “the philosophical underpinnings of the story” right, he did promise The Last of Us videogame fans should expect a lot of familiar touches from the game, right down to the dialogue.“Things sometimes stay pretty close,” Druckmann told IGN. “It’s funny to see my dialogue there from the games in HBO scripts. And sometimes they deviate greatly to much better effect, because we are dealing with a different medium.”HBO has not yet released a premiere date for the series.Amazon Orders a College-Set Spin-Off of The Boys(Photo by Jasper Savage/Amazon Studios)Amazon has ordered a spin-off of the superhero drama The Boys. The untitled series will be set at the only college for young superheroes, run by Vought International. Per Amazon’s official description the series will be “an irreverent, R-rated series that explores the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the best contracts in the best cities. It’s part college show, part Hunger Games – with all the heart, satire, and raunch of The Boys.” Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters will be the new series’ showrunners.NEW TRAILERS: New Curb Your Enthusiasm Season, Same Old LarryCurb Your Enthusiasm season 11 will find Larry David being Larry David, or at least his “unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his fictionalized life,” as HBO calls it. “The world has changed. He hasn’t,” the season’s poster reads. Thank goodness for that. The season also stars Jeff Garlin, J.B. Smoove, Susie Essman, Ted Danson, Cheryl Hines, and Richard Lewis. Premieres Oct. 24.More trailers and teasers released this week:• Sexy Beasts season 2 features six new singles looking for love in all the costumed places. Premieres Oct. 7. (Netflix)• Welcome to Earth is a six-part Disney+ and National Geographic co-production that follows Will Smith on an around-the-world adventure to “explore Earth’s greatest wonders and reveal its most hidden secrets.” Darren Aronofsky is the executive producer. Premieres December. (Disney+)• The Girl in the Woods is a supernatural YA series about a door in the woods that leads to a terrifying monster dimension on the other side. Stars Stefanie Scott, Misha Osherovich, Sofia Bryant, Will Yun Lee, Kylie Liya Page, Reed Diamon
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Bernardo Velasco, with José Pablo Minor and Armisen as a recurring guest star. Season 1 is also Certified Fresh at 100% on the Tomatometer with 23 reviews.As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, we take a look at some American TV series that not only feature Latino (or Latinx, if you prefer) actors, but embrace Hispanic culture overall. Some will be familiar, like ABC s Ugly Betty, The CW s Jane the Virgin, and Netflix s reboot of One Day at a Time (renewed for season 4 on Pop). Netflix has done a fantastic job of also introducing U.S. audiences to Spanish-language series that resonate broadly, like Elite (91% Tomatometer score) and Money Heist (100%), but those series weren t necessarily made with American audiences in mind, and so we ve left them off of this list.Read on to see which U.S. television series have celebrated Hispanic culture. Don t see your favorite on our list? Hit the comments section with the titles you love, and we ll add your recommendations.
(Photo by © STX Films)Moviemaking is incredibly… complicated. A million things can – and often do – go wrong, myriad questions and unforeseen problems pop up, and all the while issues like budgeting and scheduling consistently hover around, like annoying flies you just can’t swat away. But making a movie during lockdown? “It was intimidating and surreal, to be honest,” Adam Mason says of the prospect (at the time uncharted territory) of doing just that.Back in early July, the co-writer-director’s romance-thriller, Songbird (out December 11 on demand), became the first studio feature film to shoot in Los Angeles since the industry was put on ice for the foreseeable future in March. “The entire city shut down in one day, and nobody was working,” Mason recalls, “and it was like, How can we get back to work? More than anything to do with the story, that was a huge priority.”When the lockdown went into effect, Mason had to essentially shelve his indie passion project, which was in pre-production, leaving him “very despondent,” as he puts it. The next morning, his writing partner Simon Boyes rang him, and the duo cooked up a found-footage, lockdown-set “monster movie akin to something like Cloverfield.” That idea was greenlit by producer Adam Goodman, and eventually Michael Bay signed on, and Songbird ballooned from an iPhone-shot indie to a slick, big-budget Hollywood production about lovers (KJ Apa and Sofia Carson) trapped in a near-future COVID-plagued L.A., with a cast that boasts Bradley Whitford, Demi Moore, Peter Stormare, and Craig Robinson. “It became something a lot bigger than I anticipated,” Mason concedes. Zone Systems, PPE, And Just 19 Days For a Michael Bay Blockbuster (Photo by © STX Films)That bigness presented a big problem. “It’s the only project I’ve ever been involved in where I was thinking about something other than the narrative,” says Mason. “I was thinking about safety and how we could pull off this kind of monumental task.” To do that, the production, in conjunction with unions, laid down a set of guidelines: There would be constant testing. “I was tested three times a week,” says Mason, “and if anyone came into my bubble – the amount of people I’d see day to day was tiny – I would know that that person had been tested negative that morning.”There would be a “zone system,” in which anyone on set was designated to a particular area, to limit interactions with non-masked actors when cameras rolled. The crew would be capped at 40 people. And personal protective equipment (PPE) and quarantining measures would be in place. “We had a rule very early on that we wouldn’t hire an actor that was out of town,” says Mason. “And then everyone quarantined whenever they left set, so I would know that everyone I was working with hadn’t mingled with anyone outside of their families.” (As Deadline reported in July, the SAG-AFTRA union hit Songbird with a Do Not Work order, only to rescind it the following day once an agreement was made.)It helped that Songbird was a film about lockdown conceived during lockdown, written with a lot of those logistical hula hoops in mind – namely, not being able to have blocking (“It wasn’t like actors had to hit marks because we didn’t have the full crew to warrant that kind of traditional filmmaking,” Mason says) or “massive movie lights” or makeup retouches or time (it wrapped in 19 days) or anything else that would require inessential on-set interaction. And if there was a moment that called for a lot of actors, there was a workaround: “Because Songbird is set four years in the future during the pandemic,” Mason says of the more extra-heavy scenes, “all of the military were wearing hazmat suits and gas masks and things that actually were extremely safe in terms of being PPE.”Certified Fresh Horror Via iPhones and Direct Messages(Photo by © Shudder)That same ethos – doing what you can with the limited lockdown means you have – has propelled indie films shot during the pandemic as well. Host, a grippingly fun horror film Certified Fresh at 100% (and currently streaming on Shudder) started as a lark. “[Host director] Rob Savage played a prank on us,” explains the film’s star, Haley Bishop. “He told us that there was this noise in his attic when we were all on Zoom, and then he somehow seamlessly made it seem like he had gone up into his attic and then cut to the zombie shot from the horror film [•REC]. He put the video up of us screaming online, and it got millions of views within a couple of days.”Viral exposure led to a deal with Shudder, and Host, about a séance over Zoom gone wrong, began shooting a mere two weeks later, in April. “When we started, the U.K. was in full lockdown,” Bishop says. “Rob never set foot in any of our apartments.” Host had a scriptment – “the little points we had to hit” – but the dialogue was completely improvised, so Savage and producer Douglas Cox, on blacked-out screens over Zoom, would instant-message actors notes in real time.“Rob would write, ‘Okay, call Jemma [Moore] a bitch’ or ‘Keep poking at her until she cracks,’ and he’d be sending other private messages to her,” Bishop says, noting that all footage from the film was shot from iPhones attached to the actors’ laptops. “That was the beauty of it: We didn’t have to reset lights or wait for any departments to fix anything. We could just start again immediately. The most challenging aspect, though, was because we had to do so much intense crying and screaming and because we weren’t being ushered back to a trailer between takes, I was like, I can’t cry anymore. I’m so dehydrated. ”When COVID restrictions in London loosened, a small stunt team donning PPE visited the necessary actors’ homes – with medics on standby outside – to rig them with the pulleys and ropes and crash mats and whatnot needed to achieve Host’s scares. “Luckily, my partner was physically strong enough to drag me down a hallway, so he was very involved with helping,” Bishop says of one particularly jump-worthy moment.A Playwright Pivots, Turning to Zoom to Bring Nora Highland to the Screen(Photo by Ryan Spahn )Even fewer frills – no chilling VFX or stunts or medics – are present in Nora Highland, writer-director Ryan Spahn’s comedic, Zoom-shot drama that screened in October (virtually, of course) as part of this year’s NewFest, an LGBTQIA+ focused film festival in New York. Spahn originally wrote Nora Highland as a play, but after hosting a reading of it for an online benefit in the early days of the pandemic – the reading featured Tessa Thompson in the role Marin Ireland plays in the film – he decided to adapt it into a shutdown-set feature. “I realized, Oh this really works on this platform, ” he says. “So then I adjusted it to the format of it being a found-footage or video conferencing film, like Searching or Unfriended.”The centerpiece of Nora Highland is a lengthy Zoom chat, in which a theater director (Ireland) and actor (Michael Hsu Rosen) spat over the casting of gay characters – the thorny ethical issue of casting straight actors in the roles – while discussing an upcoming Broadway revival. “They’re big New York stage actors, so we rehearsed it for two weeks and then they got off book, as if we were doing a play,” Spahn says of the process. “One was in Upstate, and the other was in Chelsea. But because it was designed for [Zoom], the way you’d rehearse it is exactly the way it was filmed. So we did it in one take, and I hoped there wasn’t an internet or cell-phone problem.”Despite some initial editing quibbles – “we couldn’t sit next to each other, so the editor had to screen-share his desktop, and there were weird delays and volume issues,” he explains – Spahn found filmmaking during the pandemic “very freeing.”Although Songbird has polar-opposite stakes and circumstances, Mason shares that sentiment: “Because there weren’t loads of people around, weighing in with opinions and thoughts and so on, there was this incredible sense of freedom that I haven’t felt for years. I think it kind of stripped away all of the bulls t of filmmaking.”Songbird is available on video on demand from December 11. Host is available now on Shudder. Nora Highland is currently screening at online festivals. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
(Photo by © Paramount)Ryan Spahn is a New York City-based actor, writer, and director. His next feature film is Nora Highland, which was shot during the COVID-19 pandemic and explores the issue of casting straight actors as LGBTQ+ characters in the theater. Here he reflects on seminal Thanksgiving movie, Home for the Holidays.TV series My So-Called Life ended prematurely on January 26, 1995, and my 14-year-old life ended as well. Full stop. I stalked the halls of my public high school, clutching the tattered ends of my flannel. I cowered in the shadows of the parking lot, inhaling Camel Lights like it was my damn job. I would never see the character of Angela Chase ever again. Ahhh! I was an outlier. She was my best friend. My happiness depended on her staying alive. What was I gonna do? Distraught beyond teenage comprehension, I buried myself in my Entertainment Weekly. What was my red-haired, Manic-Panic-dyed Angela Chase/Claire Danes going to be in next? I had to know. My life depended on it. The Spring issue of the magazine spoke of a new film she was starring in; it was hitting cinemas in the Fall. It was going to be PG-13. I would then be 15, which meant I could go alone. Booyah! (Photo by © Paramount)The blurb said something like, “Home for the Holidays is about a Thanksgiving gone awry.” Sweet! Coming from a broken home, family holidays were always these harrowing battlegrounds; a painful tightrope test of love, and – most importantly – loyalty. I was legit dying for this movie to open. I knew it would be my jam. Home for the Holidays came out nine months later, on November 3rd, 1995. The film was directed by Oscar winner Jodie Foster. In addition to starring Angela Chase, the movie also had Oscar winners Holly Hunter and Anne Bancroft in it. (I mention the Oscars because I was profoundly obsessed with the Academy Awards.) I hadn’t heard of anyone else in the cast.Alone in the theater with a small popcorn and a rackety bag of Sour Patch Kids, my imagination was totally game-on. The lights dimmed. Here we go. Angela-Chase-as-Claire-Danes-as-Kitt-Larson was one of the first characters to arrive on screen. I gasped. My best friend was back. Gosh, I’d missed her. But then, something unexpected happened…(Photo by © Paramount)Full disclosure: I was a budding gay boy. I just didn’t know it yet. You see, living in the suburbs of Detroit, I had never even met a gay person. There was a queer kid in My So-Called Life, but back in January, I wasn’t ready to see myself reflected in him. But now, it’s November – things changed. Enter the character of Tommy Larson, uncle to my beloved Angela Chase.Tommy was gay and he was just… huh he was just living his life. Walking around. Being gay. Being funny. Being even, like, a role model. And he was not dying of AIDS. But I thought all gay people died of AIDS – that’s what the movies had told me, right? This guy was totally alive, and – shut the front door – he was totally married. To a man. I didn’t even know that was a thing. My family certainly hadn’t brought that pearl up while hurling a Thanksgiving turkey across the dinner table. (Yes, that happened. In my real life. Not unlike what happened in the film.) (Photo by © Paramount)His marriage was actually a movie plot point that I should fill you in on: Uncle Tommy is played by scene-stealer Robert Downey Jr. An actor I’d never seen before. And his family isn’t totally on-board with his gayness, so he keeps his recent beachfront marriage on the down-low. Okay, so, after Thanksgiving dinner is done, after the tipsy Great Aunt Glady (Geraldine Chaplin) confesses her love for her brother-in-law (Charles Durning), after Uncle Tommy’s sister Joanne (Cynthia Stevenson) is showered in turkey gizzards, the now profoundly upset Joanne decides to blast-out Uncle Tommy’s personal life: “You’re calling me a drama queen! Mr. Pervert! Let’s talk about secrets! May you and your husband live happily ever after, Mrs. Gordon!” I dropped my Sour Patch Kids. He was exposed – my worst nightmare. He had no armor. If that happened to me, I wouldn’t have the vocab to combat. But then, with effortless aplomb and profound confidence, Uncle Tommy shrugs off what would have shattered me: “Dessert looks pretty good,” he says with a wry smile. (Photo by © Paramount)He could give a f k what his sister thought. What anyone thought. I realized then that my own happiness was a personal decision I could make. My family didn’t have control over it. I had assumed they had. Feverishly smoking my Camel Lights, I waited in the movie theater parking lot for mom to pick me up. I doused myself in my Drakkar Noir. I chomped on my Big Red gum. How was I gonna be happy like Uncle Tommy?Mom arrived in her white minivan. We drove in silence. I was silent for days – at least, that’s how I remember it. How was I gonna be happy like Uncle Tommy? But then, one night, I bolted up in bed. I knew what I had to do. I had to leave. I had to get out. But how? I know! A boarding school! Interlochen Arts Academy is in my state. I secretly applied and I secretly got in. On a late submission. I raised the tuition money. By myself. Against unrelenting pushback from my family, I declared my departure.(Photo by © Paramount)Upon arrival at Interlochen, I entered the boy’s dormitory. I took a deep breath. Then, I noticed a quiet sophomore named Conrad standing in front of the mailboxes. He was from Amman, Jordan. He was a drama major. He was cute. He became my first boyfriend. He became my first love. He became my gateway to being happy. Just like Uncle Tommy. It took me six years to finally come out to my family, which proved to be its own nightmare. To this day, I cling to Home for the Holidays annually. It’s my reminder that no family is perfect. We’re all just doing our best. As Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) so perfectly states, “We don’t have to like each other. We’re family.” As Thanksgiving rolls around, I look forward to my return to the Larsons. Because if it wasn’t for them, for Home for the Holidays, for Angela Chase, for the timing of Uncle Tommy in my life, I would’ve – quite literally – never survived high school. Full stop.Home for the Holidays was released November 3, 1995.Ryan Spahn s new film, Nora Highland, is playing various festivals. You can check out the trailer here. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
Perfection – it s not just a fictional town in Nevada. It s also a film called Tremors, which is set in that fictional Nevada town (pop. 14, fluctuating) and was released 30 years ago this weekend. Hang on, Val, let s not go off half-cocked, you cry (because in this scenario, you are dumb, skeptical Nestor, doomed to be sucked into a burrowing earth-monster s mouth, while I, of course, am the reluctantly valiant Val). Are you really saying that this unassuming, low-budget 1990 B-movie-pastiche flop starring an actor so ubiquitous there s a game about it, the dad from Family Ties, a country singer-turned-actress, the little girl from Jurassic Park, the Asian guy from 3 Ninjas, and Fred Ward, is actually perfect? Why, yes, I am.Tremors, starring Kevin Bacon, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire, Ariana Richards, Victor Wong, and Fred Ward, is the feature directorial debut of Ron Underwood, who would go on to hit massively with City Slickers and miss even more massively with The Adventures of Pluto Nash. Tremors is neither of those extremes: a perceived disappointment on release, it turned a m profit on an m budget but really found its groove on home video formats and TV syndication. So, like many others, my own lifelong love affair with this modest masterpiece did not begin with a trip to the theater. To this day, not one of my 60-odd viewings of this ridiculously rewatchable horror-comedy has ever been on the big screen.No, I first saw Tremors as God intended: on a dodgy VHS recorded off the TV and missing the first 40 seconds. We only upgraded to a store-bought video – and discovered that gorgeous, foreshadowing opening wide shot of Kevin Bacon s Val peeing off the very cliff where the film will end, doubtless an homage to John Ford s The Searchers – when that homemade copy grew snowy with overuse and threatened to gum up the VCR. My point here is that you can look back on the film s lackluster 1990 reception and speculate that it somehow wasn t made for instant-gratification contemporary mass consumption. Instead, destined to become more beloved by the chosen few who privately discovered it, Tremors was, despite its tone of breezy disposability, built to last.(Photo by MCA/Universal Pictures)The sturdiness of its construction begins with the screenplay. Writers Brent Maddock and S.S. Wilson, flirting with fame after the success of Short Circuit, and years before they d flirt with notoriety by writing Wild Wild West (fun fact: Wild Wild West had a screenplay!) worked and reworked a concept that Wilson had jotted down years before while on a desert hike: What if there was something under the ground that meant I couldn t get off this rock? That slim idea eventually blossomed into an archetypally classic screenplay seriously, budding screenwriters could save a few hundred bucks by spending the weekend of their Robert McKee seminar just watching this movie repeatedly instead. All the rules are pristinely observed: the gradual escalation of stakes; the way character dictates destiny; and a climax in which the salvation of the community (the remaining townsfolk gathered on that residual boulder ) and the solution of the hero s previously established central flaw (Val s inability to plan ahead) pivot around the same piece of action (the outwitting of Ol Stumpy, the final Graboid).No two of the four monsters are ever killed in the same manner – they are, variously, knocked out, shot to pieces, blown up with bombs, and finally, bested by gravity and their own imperfect evolutionary design ( Can you fly, you sucker? ). Acts of heroism and moments of ingenuity are shared liberally among the whole cast of oddball misfits Miguel s idea for the tractor decoy, Rhonda s pole-vaulting escape plan, Heather s precision shooting at the tentacle gripping her husband s leg, Earl s going fishing notion, the sheer overwhelming firepower represented by Burt s basement ( Broke into the wrong goddamn rec room, didn t you, you bastard! ). And everything, from Val and Earl s frequent games of rock-paper-scissors to the constant yin-yang of their cigarette bit (one will have the pack and the other will have the lighter) and Val s opening jibe about Earl s stampede story, gets picked up on later. This is a film that refers back to itself in an endless enclosed loop, and that s what I mean when I say perfection: Tremors is a complete system, a complete microcosmic universe, unto itself.(Photo by MCA/Universal Pictures)So the plotting, with its steady rhythms of snarky dialogue, spooky phenomena, slimy sight gags, and cheesy jump scares, is almost schematic. But it s so skillfully fleshed out by an unusually characterful cast that we don t notice the mechanics at work across its economical 96 minutes. Even minor players – many of them destined for grisly deaths – are unusually dimensional. We only ever see him dead from dehydration, clinging to a telephone pole and clutching his trusty Winchester, but that damned old boozehound Edgar Deems (Sunshine Parker) has a whole offscreen history behind his sorry ass. Ditto Old Fred (Michael Dan Wagner), the sheepfarmer whose terrified dead face provides the film s best scare. The doctor (Conrad Bachman) and his wife (Bibi Besch) are given a lovely moment of long-married-couple sparring before being offed in the movie s most affecting sequence. Even the two doomed construction workers drilling on the road to Bixby get a little moment of bumbling, Abbott-and-Costello action before winding up little more than a splodge of brain matter inside a hard hat.The town s residents are better drawn still, up to and including the adorable natural chemistry that exists between Bacon s Val and Fred Ward s Earl. Yet they share a curious feature that contributes to the film s endless rewatchability: they exist sharply in the present moment, but their lives are never actually explained. Really, the whole town of Perfection is inexplicable: where does Melvin (Bobby Jacoby), one of cinema s greatest annoying-s thead teenagers, come from? Where are his parents? How does he live? What did Burt do before moving here that gave him the financial wherewithal to build his desert fortress? Where does visiting student Rhonda pleistocene alluvials LeBeck (Finn Carter) actually live? How did Walter Chang (Victor Wong) end up owning the town s sole amenity? (Side note: if you want to read about a storied life, just look into artist and actor Wong s bio, which includes palling around with Langston Hughes and Lawrence Ferlinghetti and inspiring a character in Jack Kerouac s Big Sur).(Photo by MCA/Universal Pictures)And of course, how did Val and Earl, among the most bromantic buddy pairings the medium has ever conjured up, come to occupy adjacent trailers in a two-horse town that s little more than a wide spot in the dusty road to Bixby? How did they stumble into their pre-gig-economy jobs as hired hands/handymen? How did they meet and formulate their borderline Beckettian double act (just call them Valdimir and Earlstragon)? As with the Graboids, you can have theories on where everyone comes from, but the hows and whys are just not that important. In fact, it may be crucial to the film s delicious longevity that those issues remain undefined: while some are addressed in the film s four DTV sequels, its prequel, and its two TV show incarnations (the latter of which happened as recently as 2018 but never got beyond the pilot), those explanations always spoil the perfectly calibrated balance between goofy, gory, and good-natured that only the original Tremors ever achieved.Cliffs to the north, mountains to the east and west, and the only road out of town is blocked Perfection exists in total geographic isolation. And Tremors, the movie, exists in a kind of temporal isolation, in which its multiple time frames combine to take it out of time altogether. This is a never-never land comprised of the throwback 1950s monster flicks it so affectionately parodies, the frontier westerns that its spectacular photography evokes (as well as the characterization of Val and Earl as anachronistic cowboys stranded in modern times), and the easing global tensions and general optimism of the glasnost era in which it was made. It s a perfect bubble of contradictions that exists outside of real-world circumstance, politics, or anything as faddish as relevance. And yet that makes Tremors a curiously vital place to visit once in a while, especially in more divisive moments. It s a cheesy, schlocky, irreverent entertainment that is also a timeless reminder of an America that both never and always existed, in which human qualities of decency, community and ingenuity always outweigh ideological differences, and all that s really needed to defeat the beasts beneath our feet is gumption, good-heartedness, and a few household chemicals in the proper proportion.(Photo by MCA/Universal Pictures)Tremors was released on January 19, 1990.
In retrospect, it s easy to see why Unbreakable was not the box office hit that many were expecting from M. Night Shyamalan in the year 2000. The director had the impossible task of following The Sixth Sense, the second biggest movie of 1999 (behind only The Phantom Menace); he was making a comic-book movie at a time when the genre was out of favor (thanks largely to the silliness of the late- 90s Batman movies); and the studio had marketed it, misleadingly, as a Sense-style thriller. And yet, it s also easy to see why Unbreakable would go on to find a devoted audience on DVD and eventually streaming, and why it would start to pop up in Best Superhero Movies lists in the late 2000s: It s really, really good – and well ahead of its time. The dark, grounded, and refreshing take on the superhero genre also benefited from some incredible performances from Bruce Willis (as train crash survivor and reluctant hero David Dunn) and Samuel L. Jackson (as Elijah Price, a.k.a. Mr. Glass, whose friendly fascination with Dunn belies more villainous intentions). In this oral history of Unbreakable, Jackson tells Rotten Tomatoes about his first impressions of Night ( a little dictatorial ) and the appeal of his fragile villain Elijah, while Shyamalan reveals the origins of his tale and its journey from risky studio proposition to cult favorite.What follows is a history of Unbreakable (2000), and reflection upon it, drawn from sit-down interviews with M. Night Shyamalan and Samuel L. Jackson. ALSO WATCH: An Oral History of Split | An Oral History of Glass“I think you might be a real-life superhero.”M. Night Shyamalan: When I was editing Sixth Sense, I was writing Unbreakable, and the idea originally was a plane crashed and the guy survives and then someone says, “I think you might be a real-life superhero.” But then I put it into a train ’cause I love trains and I felt it was more comic book-y for me. It felt more reasonable that he would survive [a train accident] without a scratch, and so [it] could be dismissed as luck. But then Elijah s character comes to him and says, No, I think you might be a superhero. This idea of a regular person who doesn t have anything to do with superheroes in a world in which that doesn t exist is told: Hey, you know these fake things in comic books? I think they re actually based on people like you.(Photo by © Buena Vista)“He said, ‘Oh I just finished this movie with this kid, and he s writing a movie for us right now.’ Samuel L. Jackson: I was just finishing a job in Morocco and I had to go into Marrakesh. My wife was coming for few days, so we were gonna, I guess, take a holiday. I was in a casino, heard a voice – Bruce! – I turned around, we talked. He asked me what I was doing; I told him. I asked him where he d been, and he said, Oh I just finished this movie with this kid, and he s writing a movie for us right now. I was like, what movie was that, and he told me. I said, Oh, I read that movie. I wanted to be in it. He called Night on the phone, and Night says, Oh, I m writing one of your scenes right now. And we start talking, he tells me what the movie’s about. [I said] don t read it to me, I ll just read it when you send it.“It was really from Quentin that I grabbed that union of Sam and Bruce.”Shyamalan: One of my favorite movies is Pulp Fiction, and I really wanted that flavor that Sam and Bruce gave in Pulp Fiction for Unbreakable. Obviously, [it’s] a totally different story and all that stuff, but that kinda cool, edgy, grounded quality that they both had in that movie I thought [Willis’] quietness versus [Jackson’s] pizazz could be really fun. It was really from Quentin that I grabbed that union.(Photo by © Buena Vista)“His body s so fragile, but he had this great mane of hair like a lion – very strong.”Jackson: I love the character. I m a huge comic book fan. I like the fact that he had this great arc. [He’s] not a weak character at all; he s just fragile, physically fragile. It takes a certain kind of person to be able to accept that they have something like that, carry on and have a strong belief that, If I m this person, there must be some person out there that s opposite me that can justify the fact that God made somebody like me. He had these things that were wrong with him that made him stronger. That s what you want you want a character that definitely knows what he s about. I talked to the costume director about the color scheme; we had great talks about the color scheme and the kind of materials he wanted to use. I kind of brought the hairstyle idea to him and Night accepted it, and then okay, let s build it and see what happens and to give Elijah things that were very distinct. It has a level of strength to it that his body didn t have. His body s so fragile, but he had this great mane of hair like a lion, very strong.Shyamalan: Sam brought that Frederick Douglas look to the table. The hair kinda parted and [created a] big silhouette that I love so much. He definitely brought the pizazz, which is what you expect from Sam.“Those guys were icons and I was being very aggressive about the way we were making the movie.”Shyamalan: I think I was 29 when I was doing Unbreakable. Or maybe even 28 when I wrote it. I was still in the early stages of my career, and those guys were icons… And I was being very aggressive about the way we were making the movie. Long takes. Three-minute takes, two-minute takes, four-minute takes – really aggressive filmmaking. And they just had to trust me. There s no close-ups. There s no this, there s no that. And it s very play-like.(Photo by © Buena Vista)“We were kind of like his puppets in an interesting way.”Jackson: First impression [of Shyamalan]: young, strong ego, a little dictatorial when we first started working together. He had certain ways he wanted us to do things, and he would tell us to do them. I came up through the theater, and theater is essentially a dictatorship – the director tells you to do something, you do it, or they ask you a question, you have to have the right answer to justify what you re doing. Night went further than that. It was like, I already know what you re going to do, and I want you to do it this way. We were kind of like his puppets in an interesting kind of way. There were specific times he would say, “Okay, try not to blink. Just do the whole thing without blinking.” Or he would say, “Don t say the line that way, say it this way,” and I m one of those actors that hates being given line readings. But he was very adamant about it. Bruce and I have been around together for quite a bit, so… it was kind of easy for us to kind of listen to Night and look at each other and go, Yeah, wait till this kid finds out. “We re never gonna mention comic books, superheroes – any of that.”Shyamalan: I think for the studio at that time… it was seen as a fringe element of the movie – that this is about comic books. “Oh, those are those weirdos that hang out at those conventions.” Back then, there was just Comic-Con, and it was very niche at that time. People weren t aware of it. It was more cult-like. So, they said, Let s not make this a cult subject movie; let’s sell it more as a general thriller. We re never gonna mention comic books, superheroes – any of that. That meant you couldn t even [promote] the main plot of the movie because that s the plot of the movie: Hey, I think you re a real-life superhero. That couldn t be said in the ads. It was a really weird and ironic time that the thing that dominates the film industry now was the one thing they were running from. They thought that was the least commercial element of the film. Obviously, times have changed a great deal.(Photo by © Buena Vista)“Immediately as the DVD came out you started to feel the change.”Shyamalan: When the movie opened I think there was a disconnect because [audiences] were thinking it was kind of a sequel to Sixth Sense – it was me and Bruce and we sold it like that. So, there was confusion. People were coming to see a scary movie and that s not what they saw, you know? But immediately as the DVD came out, you started to feel the change in their perception of the movie. And… Oh, wait, this is about comic books? And then again, six months later, six months later, six months later… it just kept growing and growing until I would cross the street and, if you and I were hanging out, invariably someone would come up to us and say: “Unbreakable! I love it, man. When are you making the sequel?ALSO WATCH: An Oral History of Split | An Oral History of Glass
九游会官方网站 Here at Rotten Tomatoes, we don t think Fresh movies should get all the fun. In our first book, Rotten Movies We Love, released this October, we celebrate cult classics, underrated gems, and unfairly maligned sequels that may be Rotten but have found a place in our hearts. Movies like Step Brothers, Jennifer s Body, and Empire Records. (Yes: Just like you, we can t believe they re Rotten either!)To celebrate the launch of the book and show our love for Rotten movies that are most definitely worth your time, we ve teamed up with Alamo Drafthouse for a series of screenings of three awesome Rotten films: The Craft (screening in October), The Burbs (screening in November), and The Holiday (screening in December).To find a screening near you, check out the links below:The Craft Movie Party screenings OCTOBERThe Burbs screenings NOVEMBERThe Holiday screenings DECEMBER
刚开始LOL手游直播没多久后他的实力就崭露头角，在S0赛季结算时晨阳获得了第一个成就，在国际服打上了国际服第一德莱文，成为了全球最顶尖的大神玩家之一，网友们也是称起为LOL手游圈的文森特。近期晨阳的直播间人气随着LOL手游的临近开始越来越高，不难预见一旦国服上线，这批最早成为主播的人将会成为LOL手游新一批的元老级主播，下一位一哥级主播也大概率会在这群人里产生。 2. LADY BIRD DIRECTOR GRETA GERWIG TAPPED FOR BARBIE MOVIE(Photo by Jason Smith/Everett Collection)The toy company Mattel has been attempting to get a live action Barbie movie going for a few years now, including an effort at Sony that almost featured first Amy Schumer, and then Anne Hathaway. The Barbie movie eventually moved to Warner Bros. late last year, at which point their Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie also started talks to star in the film. At first, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins had also been in talks to helm Barbie, but this week, Warner Bros. instead hired Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird, Certified Fresh at 99%), who will also adapt the screenplay with Lady Bird co-writer Noah Baumbach. The premise isn t known yet, but it s expected that it will no longer be anything like the story it would have been with Schumer or Hathaway. Warner Bros. had previously scheduled Barbie for May 8, 2020, but this news may mean it will be delayed.3. EMMA STONE AND BRAD PITT MAY CO-STAR IN DAMIEN CHAZELLE S BABYLON(Photo by Jef Hernandez, Gregorio Binuya/Everett Collection)We re now less than two weeks from the release of Quentin Tarantino s ninth film as director, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is his tribute to the Los Angeles of the 1960s. Tarantino is not the only director revisiting the Hollywood of the past, though, as La La Land director Damien Chazelle is preparing for his next film, Babylon, which will be set in the silent era of the 1920s. Emma Stone is now in talks to reunite with Chazelle on Babylon, which might start filming before her starring role in Disney s 101 Dalmatians prequel Cruella (12/23/2020). In a move that would really tie Babylon to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Brad Pitt is also reportedly circling the film. Babylon will reportedly be an R-rated movie in the three hour range with a budget of between million and 0 million, with Lionsgate and Paramount among the studios vying to distribute.4. POP SINGER HARRY STYLES MAY JOIN DISNEY S THE LITTLE MERMAID AS PRINCE ERIC (Photo by Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)In just a few weeks, we ve gone from not knowing when Walt Disney Pictures might ever remake The Little Mermaid to having almost every major role cast (pretty much everyone but King Triton and Sebastian the singing crab). All in the same week, actually, Disney started negotiating with Melissa McCarthy (as the octopus sea witch Ursula), Awkwafina (as Scuttle the seagull), Room star Jacob Tremblay (as Flounder the fish), and Halle Bailey as the title character of Ariel. We can also now report that Disney is in early talks with One Direction pop singer Harry Styles to star as the film s romantic male lead, Prince Eric. The live action remake of The Little Mermaid will be directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Mary Poppins Returns).5. BAZ LUHRMANN FINDS HIS ELVIS(Photo by Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)Following the staggering success of Bohemian Rhapsody and the pretty good numbers for Elton John s Rocketman, the musical biopic has come back in a big way. There are several similar projects now in the works, including biopics for Boy George and Aretha Franklin (with Jennifer Hudson attached), and a Mamma Mia! style jukebox musical featuring the music of Prince. Right up there with The Beatles, one of the biggest stars never to receive a big budget Hollywood biopic is the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, but that s exactly what Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann is getting ready to work on next. In the same week as the Little Mermaid casting news earlier this month, we also learned about the various contenders to play Elvis (including Ansel Elgort, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Miles Teller, and One Direction s Harry Styles, who will apparently co-star in The Little Mermaid instead.) Baz Luhrmann s Elvis will be Austin Butler of MTV s The Shannara Chronicles, with Tom Hanks already attached to co-star as Colonel Tom Parker.6. GIRLS TRIP DIRECTOR TAKING OVER SPACE JAM 2(Photo by Michael Gibson/©Universal Pictures)Until this week, Space Jam 2 was to have marked the big budget studio debut of director Terence Nance, whose first film was the 2013 independent drama An Oversimplification of Her Beauty. Citing differing visions, Warner Bros. and producer and star LeBron James have now hired director Malcolm D. Lee to direct Space Jam 2. Although his most recent film, Night School, received a Rotten Tomatometer score at 27%, Lee s two prior films both received Certified Fresh scores: Barbershop: The Next Cut at 90% and Girls Trip at 91%. We don t yet know which NBA stars will be joining LeBron yet, but Don Cheadle signed on last week. Warner Bros. has scheduled Space Jam 2 for July 16, 2021, which is the week after Indiana Jones 5, and the week before Mission: Impossible 7.7. FIRST TEASER TRAILER REVEALS WHAT THE HUNT IS ABOUT (SPOILER: IT S ABOUT A HUNT) (Photo by Universal Pictures)There was once a time when people often didn t know that a movie even existed, much less what the film was about, before the first trailer came out. These days, however, mainstream cinema is dominated by sequels, remakes, and adaptations of comics and video games, the news of which break months or years ahead of time (for example: this column). In that climate, then, it s rather refreshing when we have a movie like The Hunt (9/27/2019), which was just described as a political thriller until the teaser trailer was released this week. As it turns out, the title was quite literal, as the movie now appears to be nearly a remake of the classic story and film, The Most Dangerous Game, as twelve strangers find themselves being hunted by the uber-wealthy on a private estate.Rotten Idea2. ARCADE CLASSIC SPACE INVADERS GETTING AN ADAPTATION(Photo by Producers Distribution Agency/Courtesy Everett Collection)This year s Pokémon Detective Pikachu made Tomatometer history with the first Fresh rating (at 67%) ever for a mainstream video game movie. While it s great that this long-standing Rotten record was broken, it s only a mere step in the right direction for the genre; video game movies still trend towards Rotten, even though we continue to hope that will change someday. One of the oldest video game franchises is Space Invaders, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year in 2018, Warner Bros. has been developing a Space Invaders movie for several years now. This week, the Space Invaders movie moved forward with the hiring of screenwriter Greg Russo, who is also working on another video game movie, the Mortal Kombat reboot (3/5/2021). Good luck, Greg!1. STRANGER THINGS BILLY REVEALS POWER RANGERS TO BE REBOOTED YET AGAIN (Photo by © Lionsgate)Ostensibly, one of the reasons a movie might cast several young up-and-comers is that if there are ever sequels, the franchise might benefit from getting in early on the careers of promising young stars. For example, just two years after the 2017 Power Rangers reboot, its cast seems to be in a pretty great place, as the Pink Ranger was played by Naomi Scott (Jasmine from Aladdin), and the Red Ranger was played by Dacre Montgomery (Billy from Stranger Things). (And that s without mentioning Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, or Barry star Bill Hader as the voice of Alpha 5.) So, it was a crazy headscratcher this week when Dacre Montgomery revealed that Power Rangers is being rebooted once again, with another completely new cast. Although it is true that the 2017 reboot received a Rotten score at 50%, that was actually a step up from the older films, like the first movie in 1995, which was Rotten at 37%.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
(Photo by IFC Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, MGM)“Know Your Critic” is a new column in which we interview Tomatometer-approved critics about their screening and reviewing habits, pet peeves, and personal favorites.Kristen Lopez is a culture writer, classic film expert, and an advocate for fellow critics. She draws attention to disability representation and the lack of accessibility in many theaters she visits for screenings. She’s determined to not be the only person people think of when they hear “disability” and “criticism” in the same sentence.“I don t speak for everybody, and I would love to have more disabled critics that I could disagree with and be like, No, you’re wrong,” she told Rotten Tomatoes. “I can t speak for every single disability in the world. There is only so much time in the day that I can devote to writing, I can t hit everything. I need some other critics to help share the load with me.”Last year, Lopez contributed to Rotten Tomatoes first book, Rotten Movies We Love. Her take on The Greatest Showman – as with many of her reviews – suggests that our reactions to movies are personal, even sometimes contradictory, when it comes to style and story. As a disabled person, it s so flawed and ableist, but I love the music and the flash, she told Rotten Tomatoes.Lopez is a Los Angeles-based pop culture writer whose work can be found at Culturess, Forbes, The Movie Isle, Citizen Dame, and Remezcla, among many others.How do you watch award shows?For the first time last year, I watched the Oscars by myself. It was very, very odd, but it allowed me to sit in my pink PJs and eat sushi and yell at the TV, which was nice… I feel like award shows are not something you need to endure alone. You should have friends. Especially when things go wrong.What’s your favorite screening snack?I’m an M Ms person. I need to have something to keep my mind focused on a movie, and M Ms are one of those where I can just – I m sure annoying to whoever I m sitting next to – I can roll them around in my mouth and have something to focus on.Do you have a movie theater pet peeve?It’s the people that buy the handicap companion seat that they don t need… I ve been fortunate that if I ask somebody to move, nine times out of 10, they ll be like, Okay – but that s always my pet peeve.You’re sitting down to write. Do you prefer a shot of alcohol or espresso, and what is your spirit of choice?I m a writer, so I can either be an alcoholic or drink coffee, and I prefer to not be an alcoholic, so I drink coffee.Do you read other reviews before or after watching something?I will read reviews after I ve already seen something, mostly because I want to know if I am completely nuts liking or not liking something. I m like, What is everybody else saying? Then I ll see that they re all in love with the movie and I m sitting there thinking like, Okay, well, what s wrong with me? I didn t like it. (Photo by IFC Films)Is there an under-the-radar director or screenwriter that you think more people should know about?For me, it s the team of Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner. They ve been around forever, but I feel like every time they have something out, people are like, Oh, yeah. Why are they not doing more? I say, Well, they are. It s just they re not working with the big studio people yet.” Charlie Says is a really different type of Manson movie that s really feminist and biting about the misogyny and racism of that time, and it s awesome.What do you think is the biggest misconception about critics?The biggest misconception is that we hate movies – we only got into this to gripe about things we can t do, and I have to laugh. I never wanted to be a director. I ve never wanted to be a screenwriter. I love appreciating films and I love talking about them, especially in the last couple of years where I ve written about representation and disability. My goal now is I want to talk about movies that should be doing more or are doing really great when it comes to representation that nobody s talking about.I did not get into this business to work long hours, not make a ton of money, and just be berated on Twitter because I hate films. I got into this because I love movies and I love appreciating them and hopefully influencing somebody to go see something that I love.Is
九游会官方网站 In December of 2000, Robert Zemeckis’s survival film Cast Away asked movie audiences to ponder the unthinkable: What if a nightmare set of circumstances left you marooned on a desolate, uninhabited island, cut off from the world, each day reduced to a primitive struggle to maintain the basic necessities of life? Could you survive? Could you measure up to the resourcefulness displayed by stranded FedEx employee Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks), who perseveres for four years until he makes it back to civilization?Twenty years later, we’re living the unthinkable; the global pandemic, with its daily challenges of remaining safe from a deadly virus, has turned us into homebound versions of Noland, hunkered down, trying to survive, and restricted from intimate contact with friends and loved ones (though unlike Noland, we do have our smartphones, social media, and a number of streaming platforms on which to binge hundreds of TV shows).With so many of us coping with enforced isolation, Cast Away feels even more resonant today than it did in 2000. In fact, the film has a lot to teach us about staying resilient amidst seemingly hopeless circumstances by living one day at a time, since, as Noland observes, “You never know what tomorrow may bring.” To honor its 20th anniversary, we take a look at why Cast Away is the perfect film for today’s socially distanced times. I ll be right back. When we first meet Noland, he’s in a Moscow warehouse, lecturing a group of FedEx employees on how to meet deadlines more efficiently. Called away on a sudden work emergency to Malaysia on Christmas night, Chuck slips his long-time girlfriend Kelly (Helen Hunt) an engagement ring, kisses her goodbye, and promises that he’ll be “right back.”Instead, in a terrifying sequence, his FedEx plane goes down in the Pacific, and Noland is the lone survivor. When his life raft bumps ashore on a volcanic island in the middle of nowhere, he realizes his life has irrevocably changed.In 2017, Hanks told THR Actors Roundtable I wanted to examine the concept of four years of hopelessness, in which you have none of the requirements for living — food, water, shelter, fire and company… I was reading an article about FedEx, and I realized that 747s filled with packages fly across the Pacific three times a day. And I just thought, What happens if that goes down?' I. Made. Fire! There’s something profound about watching Noland, a man once ruled by clocks and deadlines, take the first step towards his own survival by making a fire – something he likely hasn’t had to do since boyhood. For anyone stuck at home and feeling sorry for themselves during the pandemic, it’s a poignant reminder of the film’s central theme of discovering what’s truly important in life. Hanks’s chest-thumps and primitive shouts are an inspiration to anyone looking to reconnect with their inner caveman.As Hanks told ABC News in ‘06, “Once Chuck has figured out how to stay alive, his battle is no longer against the elements, it’s about desperation. It’s about… loneliness that is very different from being home on a Saturday night with nothing to do.” And just think – I used to avoid going to the dentist. (Photo by ©20th Century Fox Film Corp.)Those of us too afraid to visit a dentist’s office while the coronavirus rages might not want to duplicate Noland’s barbaric solution to DIY tooth extraction, using an unorthodox rock and ice-skate-blade combo with no numbing agent. The takeaway here: when you’re way out of your comfort zone, you’ve got to adapt, and quickly. I think we did it! (Photo by ©20th Century Fox Film Corp.)Noland escapes his captivity on a homemade raft with a jury-rigged “sail” fashioned from the detritus of a portable toilet that came in with the tide. A testament not only to his ingenuity and resourcefulness, but his will to survive at all costs. I m sorry, Wilson!