亚博体彩平台采用百度引擎7（Baidu 5）After one of the greatest television reveals in the history of the small screen, Jimmi Simpson (a.k.a. William or the Young Man in Black from Westworld) didn t waste any time searching for his next project. After a hard-fought audition, the 20-year acting veteran was cast as the lead in the new Epix drama Perpetual Grace, LTD alongside Sir Ben Kingsley.The House of Cards alum quickly plunged himself into the world of grifters and shady characters for this neo-noir thriller, a series with a twisty plot that will make Twin Peaks fans feel right at home. A strangely entertaining tale about robbing a fraud church that would make David Lynch proud, Perpetual Grace, LTD is built for cult-classic appreciation. Only four episodes into this season and we don t know what s in store for James (Simpson) and Pastor Byron Brown (Kingsley), but the first half already has us itching with anticipation.Just hours before he screened the latest episode at the ATX Television Film Festival in early June, Simpson spoke with Rotten Tomatoes about working with Kingsley, what he s streaming, and a graphic television program he finds surprisingly soothing.What’s appointment viewing for you?(Photo by John P. Johnson/HBO)Jimmi Simpson: Do shows even come out every week any more?Jacqueline Coley for Rotten Tomatoes: Well, You were on one last year.[Laughs] No, you re right, if we were not on hiatus, yes I would definitely say Westworld. It s wonderful for that kind of Dickensian quality: here s a little bit and you ll wait, and you ll enjoy waiting.What’s on your streaming queue?PEN15. They re about 5 to 10 years after my time. I was, like, in college when they talking about these things, the preemptive and internet chat stuff, but it s the application of everything that we learned, growing up now as 30-year-olds. They re 30, and having the emotional intelligence and the verbal articulation to share the lessons that we all couldn t process at that time. It just feels like it brings the human growth experience, the adolescence experience, the confusion, into this world where we understand why we do all these things, we understand the trouble we got into, and why we made the bad calls we made, and what actually built who we are as adults. And then it s f ing hilarious. I think it resonates on a sociological level in a way that no comedy show has ever to me. I was raised on Wonder Years, so that s the closest show to this, but that s still an adult tale. It s a middle-aged person describing that experience and we re looking at it from a middle-aged point of view. Whereas, these two women are attacking it from the perspective of a 30-year-old, just with the knowledge and the wisdom of a 13-year-old. I can t believe how good it is. I can t believe how on point both of their performances are. Each time I m just stunned. They bring me to tears about every episode, and then I m laughing my ass off. It s just so good and they call out what needs to be called out, and they let themselves make all those mistakes, so that should win all the awards. I think it should get a Nobel Peace Prize.(Photo by Liam Daniel/HBO)Anything else?Absolutely: Chernobyl.Great show, but kinda depressing. Well, it s only depressing if we let it keep happening. I presume that filmmaker knew what he was doing when he was saying, Look at the mistakes they made, and let s try to avoid that, the misinformation. If you look at the United States of America right now and the daily misinformation from our commander-in-chief, he says it to protect his little ego, and he does it at the expense of human lives. In Chernobyl all they re doing is protecting their ego, the ego of the state, the collective ego. But isn t a person s ego even more nefarious, even more worthless to go into such terrible pitches of ill truth? It s stunning to me. We all want to learn lessons, we all want to be better, but it s also a world where everyone wants to watch shows and be really entertained. So how do you achieve both? How do you get your message across, and make one of the most clearly articulate and beautiful, visual stories on TV right now? Every time he sets the camera or doesn t set the camera, every push in, every performance is captivating. It s film at its best, I think, because I just love biography, so to give audiences all of this pertinent information and all these warning signs under the guise of “Holy f this is so entertaining!” That s hard to do man. And so I just clap my ass off for that show.What’s on your DVR?Believe it or not, I unwind to the Forensic Files. I discovered because my wife found it. She s from the U.K., so she s always looking for the next true crime thing that America has. And she found these half-hour investigations into awful crimes, and how forensics got to the bottom of it. At first I was like, oh my God! But with the climate of the world, with so much sadness and so much devastation and no checks and balances, we don t have justice. We have racism at its highest since the civil rights movement. So these little half-hour episodes, they re horrific crimes, but each one is foiled. Each time the bad guy s gotten, and you know at the end of it you re going to see the bad guy thrown in jail. So despite how awful it is you can say, Thank God, evil monsters do go to jail in the end.” They ll get them every time! That feeling is calming to me. I m less of the superheroes guy. That flight of fancy doesn t quite suit me. I m like, that s not happening! That s not real. But when we go over to Forensic Files, justice pans out. Without a cape.What’s coming soon that you can’t wait for?I don t know if it s soon, but Pen15 season 2.
PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT: Eddie Murphy Signs Three-Movie and First-Look Film Deal with Amazon(Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Critics Choice Association)Coming 3 America? Emmy winner Eddie Murphy has signed a three-movie deal with Amazon Video, home of his Coming to America sequel, Coming 2 America. The pact also includes a first-look element that will have the actor and comedian developing, and possibly starring in, film projects for Amazon Video and Studios.Netflix has acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company, and plans to turn more of Dahl’s works into Netflix projects. A Charlie and the Chocolate Factory series is already in the works from Taika Waititi and Phil Johnston, as is an adaptation of Matilda: The Musical. The new deal will see Netflix spend around a billion dollars to turn other Dahl properties like James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Danny, the Champion of the World into a Roald Dahl universe of media like live-action movies, games, series, publishing, immersive experiences, live theater, and merchandise.Saturday Night Live has announced the hosts and musical guests that will get Season 47 going: Host Owen Wilson will be joined by Kacey Musgrave on Oct. 2; Kim Kardashian West (WHY?) will host on Oct. 9, with musical guest Halsey; Rami Malek and Young Thug are the host/musical guest combo on Oct. 16: and former SNL star and new Ted Lasso Emmy winner Jason Sudeikis hosts for the first time on Oct. 23, with musical guest Brandi Carlisle.HBO Max has ordered a three-part documentary celebrating the history of DC Comics, taking “an unprecedented look at the enduring and influential legacy of DC, allowing fans to rediscover the universe of characters, as well as the iconic comic book company’s origins, its evolution and its nearly nine-decade cultural impact across every artistic medium.” The doc comes from Oscar and Emmy-nominated director, producer and showrunner Leslie Iwerks.The Critics Choice Association has announced the First Annual Celebration of Latino Cinema, which will honor Rita Moreno, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Demián Bichir, with more honorees to be announced later. The inaugural event will be held virtually, on Dec. 9, honoring those who have made significant contributions to film in 2021. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to LA Collab, whose mission is to accelerate Latino access, visibility, and representation in the entertainment industry.Speaking of Bichir, Showtime has given a series order to Let the Right One In, starring Bichir as a man whose life was changed a decade earlier when his daughter (Madison Taylor Baez) was turned into a vampire. “Locked in at age 12, perhaps forever, Eleanor lives a closed-in life, able to go out only at night, while her father does his best to provide her with the human blood she needs to stay alive,” as per Showtime’s description. “With these emotionally charged and terrifying ingredients as a starting point, (the series) will upend genre expectations, turning a naturalistic lens on human frailty, strength and compassion.” Anika Noni Rose, Grace Gummer, Kevin Carroll, Ian Foreman, and Jacob Buster also star in the series, which is based on a novel by Swedish writer Swedish writer John Ajvide Lindqvist.Quantum Leap star Scott Bakula confirmed on the Bob Saget’s Here for You podcast this week that there are discussions happening involving a reboot of his 1989-1993 NBC series. “I don’t know what it would be. I don’t know who would have it. The rights were a mess for years,” Bakula said. “I don’t know if they’re even sorted out now. That’s always been the biggest complication.”NBC has given a series order to a bank heist thriller called The Endgame, starring Morena Baccarin as Elena Federova, an international arms dealer and criminal mastermind, who, though recently jailed, has been coordinating bank heists from behind bars. Michelle Bathé plays a socially outcast, but very relentless FBI agent who is determined to thwart Federova’s plans.Author Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See is being adapted for a Netflix limited series. The story of Marie-Laure, a teenager who is blind, and Werner, a German soldier, whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II, All the Light We Cannot See will be a four-part series. Director Shawn Levy will direct all the episodes, and is launching a worldwide casting search seeking a blind or low-vision actress to play Marie-Laure. Those interested can apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.Hulu won a bidding war for Black Cake, a family drama/murder mystery from Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films, Women of the Movement creator Marissa Jo Cerar, and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. The streaming service has given a series order to the project, which is based on the upcoming book of the same name from author Charmaine Wilkerson, and takes place “with a diverse cast of characters and a global setting,” including Jamaica, Rome, Scotland, England, and Southern California. (Deadline)The Nov. 7 premiere of Dexter: New Blood is still frustratingly far away, but Showtime is helping fans bridge that gap by debuting the Dexter: New Blood Wrap-Up with Scott Reynolds official podcast on Oct. 1. Premiering on the 15th anniversary of the original Dexter series, New Blood EP and writer Reynolds will debut new podcast episodes every Tuesday for 16 weeks, “fleshing out the episodes and dissecting the characters and plot twists with razor-sharp precision,” and providing exclusive behind-the-scenes access, and interview with guests like stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, and John Lithgow, and showrunner and executive producer Clyde Phillips.And in other TV-on-podcast news, Apple TV+ is launching Foundation: The Official Podcast, a weekly companion to Apple TV+’s Foundation series, which premieres on Sept. 24, and is based on Isaac Asimov’s award-winning trilogy of the same name. The podcast also premieres on Sept. 24.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News. H.G. Wells’ serialized novel The War of the Worlds was first published in the late 19th century, telling the story of a Martian invasion and attempted extermination of our planet after the English writer had already delivered The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Dr. Moreau. Wells’ works have been adapted several times in several different formats over the last 90 years, but never as memorably or successfully as the repeated attempts to breathe life into this timeless allegory. There was Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 radio broadcast, which panicked a nation and later inspired the backstory for Buckaroo Banzai, and Byron Haskin’s 1953 film is considered one of the seminal science-fiction films of its era. But in 2005, Steven Spielberg re-teamed with his Minority Report star Tom Cruise to offer a modern take on War of the Worlds, one that represented the culmination of the director s shift away from the idealist who once encouraged his audiences to watch the skies. On its 15th anniversary, we look back at what made War of the Worlds so effective, how it fits in Spielberg s filmography, and why it might actually be his most terrifying film.A GRADUAL PERSPECTIVE SHIFT(Photo by Universal Pictures)As early as 1964, when a 17-year-old Spielberg made a 0, 140-minute film called Firelight, his view towards the night skies (as well as life in general) represented more of a hopeful outlook than a cynical one. (He once questioned the screenplay of Used Cars for suggesting that politicians were in it just for the grift.) 1977 s Close Encounters of the Third Kind isn t exactly a glowing endorsement of fatherhood, but it ultimately concludes on an optimistic note, and in 1982 s beloved E.T., the greatest threat comes not from space or its alien visitor, but from humanity itself.Spielberg really began to embrace the darker elements of science fiction first in 1993 s Jurassic Park and its immediate sequel, both cautionary tales of human arrogance, and then in Stanley Kubrick’s long-gestating A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, which he took over upon Kubrick s death. In the latter film, David the robot undergoes a harrowing journey in his search to become human that culminates in a touching but melancholy scene set after the extinction of humanity. Spielberg s follow-up the very next year, the Philip K. Dick adaptation Minority Report, then presented a world in which literal thought police are in charge and abusing their power in Washington D.C. Still, all of those films feel like a prelude to War of the Worlds, which drops all pretense, pulls out all the stops, and delivers a pulse-pounding survival thriller set into motion by the arrival of a deadly, relentless enemy from the skies. Gone are the days of Close Encounters musical tones of peace and the healing power of E.T. s glowing finger, replaced by darker themes inspired by real life events.THE UNOFFICIAL 9/11 TRILOGY (Photo by (c)DreamWorks, (c)Paramount, (c)Universal courtesy Everett Collection)While Spielberg never formally gave them a name the way fellow directors like John Carpenter (The Thing, Prince of Darkness, In the Mouth of Madness = The Apocalypse Trilogy) or Oliver Stone (Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Heaven Earth = The Vietnam Trilogy) did with their own work, his three films from 2004 and 2005 trade in common themes and fears stemming from the attacks on US landmarks on September 11, 2001. The Terminal from 2004 is often dismissed as a whimsical Capra-esque vehicle for Tom Hanks, but it s also a fable about the trepidation of outsiders entering our country. Stanley Tucci’s customs director even attempts to make Hanks trapped immigrant admit that he is afraid of his home country in exchange for passage to ours. At the end of 2005, Spielberg directly tackled the terrorist attack at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. That film’s government-sponsored revenge unit epitomizes the never-ending violence-begets-violence message, justifying its supposed righteousness with misinformation, and Spielberg ends the film with the less than subtle final image of the still-standing twin towers of the World Trade Center.In between The Terminal and Munich came War of the Worlds, which might not seem at first glance to be an obvious thematic fit, despite its heavily allegorical source material. But when Dakota Fanning s young Rachel asks Is it the terrorists? as she ducks for cover in the back of a van and her brother Robbie (Justin Chatwin) echoes the question moments later, it draws a straight line to the events of 9/11, and the references don t stop there. The alien enemy of the film emerges with weapons buried within Earth itself, like a terrorist cell waiting in hiding for the moment to strike. As Tom Cruise s Ray seeks shelter for himself and his kids at his ex-wife s home, a passenger plane comes crashing down into the neighborhood. Spielberg isn t dabbling in shameless exploitation, though; he never asks us to marvel at the special effects or ooh and ahh as buildings are leveled the way we whooped and guffawed through Independence Day. When Ray returns home after the initial attack, the realization that the ash on his face belongs to the disintegrated people he ran through pulls him out of shock into a moment of panic, and it s equally terrifying for the audience, for both its literal and figurative significance.ABSENT SAVIORS(Photo by (c)Paramount courtesy Everett Collection)Spielberg’s relationship with his own parents particularly his father is well documented in his filmography and further fleshed out in Susan Lacy’s 2017 HBO documentary. Understandably, in War of the Worlds, Cruise’s Ray is not exactly the father figure his estranged children need in their time of distress. At the beginning of the film, he s a divorced deadbeat dad who doesn t know what to do with the limited time he gets with his kids when they arrive for the weekend, leaving Rachel to order her own food and watch TV while he sleeps; Robbie, who insists on calling Ray by his first name out of spite, seizes the opportunity to take his dad s car out for a spin. When they make their daring escape from the city later, Ray also appears to be unaware of his daughter’s claustrophobia or her peanut butter allergy. Father of the Year material he is not, but he s the only hope his children have for salvation.Meanwhile, their fellow humans begin to grow desperate, turning on one another in the tradition of everything from Night of the Living Dead to The Mist. The darker religious connotations of the latter have a more pointed role in 1953 s The War of the Worlds. One priest is martyred early in the film for attempting communication with the Martians, but when they attack the church where a group of survivors have gathered to sing and pray during the film s climax, they meet their downfall, as if by divine intervention. By contrast, in Spielberg’s version, a church is the first major building to suffer destruction from the enemy as they emerge from underground. God is pushed out of the way right at the onset, resulting in one less reason for the helpless to look to the sky.SPIELBERG S MOST TERRIFYING FILMThis may be a controversial claim, given that Steven Spielberg is responsible for two of the all-time most popular terror rides (Jaws and Jurassic Park) and at least an assist on a third (Poltergeist, which he produced and co-wrote), but it s certainly worthy of debate. He drops us in the water and then traps us on the Orca in Jaws never let anyone tell you this is not a horror film but the whole affair is splashed with a great deal of adventure. Jurassic Park s velociraptors, dilophosauruses, and T-Rex can hunt and chase you down both out in the open and in a kitchen, but the experience is also filled with the benign wonder of the first dino sighting, along with a sick triceratops and a sneezy brachiosaurus.War of the Worlds has no iconic John Williams theme that you can play over a loudspeaker and feel a sense of euphoric warmth; the music is as eerie and menacing as the aliens’ call-to-arms (a seven-trumpets-like signal that would later be repurposed for humor in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping). Spielberg never lets his foot off the gas, even when Ray and his kids are only walking or hiding. Moments that feel appropriated from his earlier works find fresh life here, most notably the cat-and-mouse game played with an alien tentacle in a basement that recalls the kitchen scene from Jurassic Park as well as the mechanical spiders in Minority Report. There s even a subtle nod to Spielberg s Poltergeist screenplay when Ray reassures Rachel that lightning never strikes in the same place twice.In between, Spielberg dreams up new nightmares, from a dead body floating in a stream that s soon followed by hundreds more to a flaming train that blazes past Ray and the kids as they make their way to a ferry with a massive crowd of fellow refugees. The ill-fated ferry ride itself is a horrifying set-piece well beyond the nightmares of Sheriff Brody, Jaws heroic lawman, who also never had to decide whether to save his kids by killing Mayor Vaughn, whose crimes against humanity were far greater than just making too much noise, like Tim Robbins Harlan. The throwaway moment of a blood bank announcing that they have more blood than we can use is alternately ominous and reassuring, but paired with the sight of an alien tripod harvesting a human being and spewing their blood across the landscape, it offers little comfort. There is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE(Photo by Paramount Pictures)War of the Worlds is usually not regarded with the same deference as Spielberg’s other timeless blockbusters, but it may surprise some to learn that it is still Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing domestic film with over 4 million at the box office. The ending remains a point of contention for critics of the film, and some still can t forgive the climactic resurrection of one character. But like many films, its reputation has changed with the times, and the one we are living through now, on the film s 15th anniversary, is its own reflective nightmare. Today, a mass gathering of sardine-packed crowds is a bad omen, but H.G. Wells himself indirectly predicted what it might take for us to come to our senses, and Spielberg s film expands on the notion.The die is cast early with Rachel’s splinter; Ray warns her it will get infected if he does not remove it, but she calmly states that when it’s ready, my body will just push it out. As the film ends and Morgan Freeman s voice is heard explaining its ultimate deus ex machina, we are left with these words: “From the moment the invaders arrived, breathed our air, ate, and drank, they were doomed. They were undone, destroyed, after all of man’s weapons and devices had failed, by the tiniest creatures that God, in His wisdom, put upon this Earth. By the toll of a billion deaths, man had earned his immunity, his right to survive among this planet’s infinite organisms. And that right is ours against all challenges, for neither do men live, nor die, in vain.” The mere thought that the tables have turned, that we ourselves could now be the ones undone by God s tiniest creatures, is scarier than any shark or any dinosaur, and it s a stark reminder of how prescient the best science fiction can be.Where You Can Watch It NowFandangoNOW (rent/own), Amazon (rent/own), Google (rent/own), iTunes (rent/own), Vudu (rent/own)War of the Worlds was released on June 29, 2005.
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It is easy to image Lord Harwood’s (Jason Flemyng) vision of England has little room for him.“I think David Bowie would probably be put into stocks and have vegetables thrown at him,” Cannon added.(Photo by Epix)Despite the easy jokes about making a show centered on Batman’s butler, Pennyworth distinguished itself by re-framing the adventures of Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), and Martha Kane (Emma Paetz) against the style of the early 1960s and a thought experiment in which the English Civil War did not occur until the time of Queen Elizabeth II. The result was an unexpectedly satisfying debut season and an order for more episodes on EPIX.When the program returns for season 2, one year has passed since Alfie, Thomas, and Martha stopped Harwood’s coup and rescued the Queen. It has also been one year since Alfred killed his father during the senior Pennyworth s attempt to bomb the entire British aristocracy out of existence. In the ensuing chaos, Harwood, Bet Sykes (Paloma Faith), and her sister Peg (Polly Walker) escaped the Tower of London with Harwood resuming his attempt to take over the country. He may not have claimed the title of Lord Protector just yet, but with London, Manchester, and a few other smaller towns resisting his authority, the situation is pretty dicey.(Photo by Epix)Meanwhile, Alfie has worked his way into running a nightclub.“He s taken it over from a good friend of his, Bannon explained. But really his main focus is to save up some money and get out of [England].”The work keeps him busy and away from thoughts about his father. But considering he comes from a generation expected to just carry on through traumatic stress, Alfie’s nightmares linger, and Bannon doubts he’ll ever find help for his various issues.“I think it would be something perhaps that he should look into,” he joked. “I m sure if he lived nowadays in the modern world, he would look into it. Last year, it was something he was experiencing very much on his own and this year people are noticing perhaps that Maybe not that he s unraveling, but there are cracks appearing.”The nightclub itself serves as a glamorous respite from the battles on the front line and another example of that British resiliency.“We wanted London to reflect not just being at war, but the way that they could still celebrate and party in terrible circumstances, which is very British,” Cannon explained.Bannon was, nonetheless, surprised when he arrived on set and saw how swanky the club turned out to be. Expecting a more rundown nightspot, he said, “Mark Scruton, our production designer, had got carried away basically and built this enormous club that was decadent and wonderful and brilliant.”As one of the few new marquee sets, it stands out almost immediately. But the club, and the trouble Alfie gets into in the early part of the season, reflects a tougher challenge ahead — getting his mother to immigrate with him.“She s got to come with him to America,” Bannon said. “I don t think he would leave her behind. The problem is convincing her that America is a good idea. That s the hard bit for him.”(Photo by Epix)Also, for fans of Sandra (Harriet Slater), Bannon thinks Alfie loves her “in his own way,” but it may lead to other conflicts in the future— especially as Esme (Emma Corrin) is still the love of his life.The deteriorating situation in England brings Thomas back to the realm. Now appointed the British station chief for the CIA, his assignment comes with an unspoken directive: the U.S. may be willing to back Harwood over the Queen if the tide of war turns in his favor.“[Thomas s] initial intentions of working with the CIA were for reasons that he believed in,” Aldridge said. “I think he s gone on this journey [and] ending up incredibly cynical and detached from his work.”It makes for a more conflicted Thomas than we’ve seen so far. Nonetheless, Thomas continues to exhibit a boyish nature Aldridge believes only comes out around Martha.(Photo by Epix)“He s trying to do a very good job of playing an adult — I think he was even trying to play kind of older and more responsible than he is — but I think around her, there s kind of an honesty switch that happens. He s less able to bullshit her,” he said.There’s also the possibility that the way he presents himself is all a cover for the beast Crowley (Jonjo O Neill) discovered within him.But Aldridge suggested the beast is more an echo of his son, saying, “I love that was brought into it, and the idea was that it s something that he shares with Bruce.”That said, working for the Company in his new capacity may force Thomas s beast to reappear.Fighting the good fight all this time, though, is Martha. In the wake of the season 1 bombing, she continued to ally herself with the remnants of the No Name League and the Queen’s loyalist coalition.“She s kind of willing to sacrifice anything for that, almost to like a selfish degree,” Paetz said.(Photo by Epix)It means she spends plenty of time on the front lines. and it quickly becomes clear she likes the thrill of it all. Which leads to one question about future events: Will she be able to let that go some day to settle down in Gotham?“I don t think that she can really, entirely, now,” Paetz said. “It brings up questions like, ‘What does it mean to be a vigilante?’ [and] ‘Do you feel like you re doing something for the good of everyone, or actually, is it satisfying something in you, because it feels good for you to do it?’ In theory, she’s fighting a very noble cause that she does believe in, but it really satiates something in her that doesn t really have anything to do with the cause itself.”Martha’s thirst for adventure and justice in the series represents one of the largest expansions of the character in any medium. A happy addition, to be sure, even if it seems at odds with Batman’s memories of her.Although, it is always possible Bruce just doesn’t acknowledge the lives his parents led.“A lot of people say to Ben and I, ‘Oh, there s like this kind of almost stoic archetype that Thomas and Martha fall into, as his parents, how was it stepping into those roles?’ But I think that, to me, a lot of that seems like it s centered around Batman in the comics,” Paetz said. “Thomas and Martha are [the memory] of someone whose parents had died tragically young, [and] is their idea of who they might ve been — airbrushed and edited out and idealized, more than they actually were.”If that is the case, it allows for Batman’s eventual parents to become more fully realized here than ever before.(Photo by Epix)A handful of new faces will also be joining the show, including Simon Manyonda as Lucius Fox, Jessica De Gouw as Melanie — described by Heller as a “dangerous character. The more you re attracted to her, the more dangerous she becomes.” — and James Purefoy as Alfie’s old commanding officer, Captain Gulliver Troy. He also happens to be Melanie’s husband, which will add another layer of danger to Alfie’s interactions with her.But the first fresh face viewers will meet is Salt, a high value target to the Queen s league played by Edward Hogg. Though unassuming in his first few scenes, Heller noted “authoritarians come in all shapes and sizes” when asked about the character.“Everyone dismisses [someone like Salt] as too low class, too provincial, too vulgar, not a heroic enough a character. Those people can, especially in times of change, in times of conflict, push their way to the front,” Heller said.The producer noted Hogg plays both “the very real, serious threat” hidden in the character and “an amount of pantomime villainy” necessary in a show sharing its ancestry with Gotham.(Photo by Epix)And much like Harwood, Salt represents part of the rising tide of fascism within the series’ antagonists. To Heller, fascism is a tough opponent to crack as it is seductive — “What man has not pictured himself in knee-high leather boots?” he joked — and noted even Batman exhibits certain fascistic tendencies in his war on crime.“He doesn t form a political party. He doesn t make it political. He makes it personal,” Heller explained. “If you think the solution [to Gotham’s problems] is destruction, that s sort of fascism. That s the essence of it. Batman is precisely struggling with Christian charity and the old eye-for-an-eye stuff.”Paetz, meanwhile, hopes the tide of authoritarianism can subside.“Can anyone be inherently evil and therefore, will evil manifest itself in fascist forms of government throughout history? I hope the answer is no,” she said. “That people are not inherently evil, there is good, and we can nurture and fight our way out of this.”Bannon joked: “Bruno keeps writing things that keep happening in real life and we keep begging him, ‘just write a nice world where everyone gets on and it s all fine,’ but he keeps telling us that s not very interesting for a TV show.”Heller’s writing also makes the cast apprehensive about what they may find if the show ever moves to Gotham City. Paetz would like to see a kitschy America where “everybody is served by movie star.”(Photo by Epix)Aldridge admitted he wouldn t want to see the myth of America dispelled, even if it seems at odds with the U.S. that Thomas actually knows.“Whenever Thomas references Gotham, he says that it s complete chaos on the streets,” he said.Bannon, meanwhile, said, “I ve stopped trying to guess things with Pennyworth because I always get them wrong, or anything I guess is by no means as exciting as what Bruno comes up with. So who knows? I mean, I dread to think.”Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, EPIX will run four episodes across the next month. The final six episodes of season 2, which will feature the arrival of Batman’s ally Lucius Fox in larger role, will air later in 2021.Pennyworth season 2 premieres on Sunday, December 13 on Epix.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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This week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Scorsese s Killers of the Flower Moon, Flash Gordon, and the Hunger Games prequel.This WEEK S TOP STORYTAIKA WAITITI S ANIMATED FLASH GORDON WILL BE LIVE ACTION INSTEAD(Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)In the summer of 2019, we first learned that Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do in the Shadows) had been hired to write and eventually direct an animated adaptation of the classic serial sci-fi hero Flash Gordon. This week, producer John Davis was doing the PR rounds to promote Jungle Cruise, and he gave a surprising Flash Gordon update that might actually raise the reboot s profile considerably: Instead of being an animated feature as originally planned, Taika Waititi s Flash Gordon will be live action. Although there were three Flash Gordon serials from 1936 to 1940, the character has only headlined one live-action feature film in the 80 years since, which was the 1980 Flash Gordon (Certified Fresh at 83%), starring Sam Jones with a soundtrack by Queen. We can probably expect to wait a few years for Waititi s film, however, as he also has Thor: Love and Thunder (5/6/2022), the soccer movie Next Goal Wins, We re Wolves (a mockumentary about werewolves), and his untitled Star Wars movie all currently in the works.Other Top Headlines1. BRENDAN FRASER JOINS MARTIN SCORSESE S KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON(Photo by ©Lionsgate)Brendan Fraser recently wrapped filming of Darren Aronofsky s The Whale, in which he will play a 600 lb. man seeking to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter (played by Sadie Sink from Stranger Things). Now, Fraser is quickly moving from working with one acclaimed director to another, as he has joined the cast of Killers of the Flower Moon, the next film from Martin Scorsese. Fraser will play lawyer W.S. Hamilton in the Apple TV+ and Paramount Pictures feature film, which is based on the true crime story originally depicted in the nonfiction book of the same title by David Grann. Fraser joins a cast that includes Jesse Plemons (in a lead role) and frequent Scorsese collaborators (and Academy Award winners) Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio. Brendan Fraser has also joined the cast of Brothers, the next movie from director Max Barbakow (Palm Springs, Certified Fresh at 95%).2. JOHN WICK DIRECTOR CHAD STAHELSKI TAKING ON ASSASSIN NOVEL SHIBUMI (Photo by Isa Foltin/Getty Images)Authors nowadays just don t have cool pen names as often as they used to. Trevanian was the nom de plume of an American writer who specialized in airport novels, the most famous of which was probably The Eiger Sanction, which was adapted as the eponymous 1975 assassin movie (Fresh at 68%) starring Clint Eastwood. Chad Stahelski is the stuntman-turned-director behind the John Wick franchise, which is also about a deadly assassin, so you can probably guess where this is going. Even as he s about to begin filming John Wick 4, Stahelski has started developing an adaptation of the 1979 Trevanian novel Shibumi, about an assassin who is recruited to take on a conspiracy of energy companies that secretly controls much of the western world. It s worth noting that Stahelski is accruing a large development slate, of which Shibumi is just the latest, so it will have to wait its turn alongside such projects as Ghost of Tsushima, Classified, Kill or Be Killed, and the Highlander reboot.3. HUNGER GAMES PREQUEL TO START FILMING SOON (Photo by Murray Close/Lionsgate courtesy Everett Collection)The Young Adult (YA) novel-based movie fad came and went so quickly that it might seem odd to realize that the very first installment of The Hunger Games (Certified Fresh at 84%) came out as recently as nine years ago, and the last movie was only six years ago. That four-film franchise was a huge financial boon to Lionsgate, which grossed nearly billion worldwide from it, but when it ended in 2015, it also left a big, blockbuster-sized hole for them to fill in their production calendar. Luckily for them, author Suzanne Collins published a prequel novel called The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes last year. During a quarterly earnings call this week, Lionsgate chairman Joe Drake confirmed that filming of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is expected to start in the first half of 2022, aiming for a theatrical release in late 2023 or early 2024. The prequel will tell the story of the 18-year-old (future President) Coriolanus Snow as he gets his chance to be a mentor during the Tenth Hunger Games. Presumably, whoever lands the lead role will resemble a very young Donald Sutherland.4. NICHOLAS HOULT TO STAR AS CREEPY DRACULA HENCHMAN RENFIELD (Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Bram Stoker s Dracula has the distinction of being the most frequently adapted literary character in film (Sherlock Holmes is the most adapted human literary character). With that many movie versions of Dracula, there have also been dozens of portrayals of his insane, bug-munching human henchman Renfield, but usually as a supporting character. Always looking to continue their Universal Classic Monsters franchise, Universal Pictures is now developing a solo movie for Renfield, with Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men: First Class) attached to star. Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie, The Tomorrow War) will direct Renfield from a screenplay by Rick and Morty writer Ryan Ridley, based on an original screenplay by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible). Although no specific premise details have been revealed yet, the setting is believed to be in the modern day, not in the Victorian Era England of the original novel.5. SNL S COLIN JOST CO-WRITING A NEW TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES REBOOT (Photo by Jason Smith/Everett Collection)The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a way more complicated history than the casual observer might expect (and it goes all the way back to their start as a grim and gritty Daredevil spoof indie comic book). Besides the first three live-action films, there was also an animated movie in 2007 and a pair of more recent live-action movies in 2014 and 2016 with the turtles as CGI characters (and that s without getting into all the TMNT movies that didn t happen). Last year, we first heard that Seth Rogen and his frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg were developing a CGI reboot feature film with Nickelodeon, but as it turns out, that is now just one of two reboots being developed concurrently. Saturday Night Live star Colin Jost and his brother Casey Jost will also write a second Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot for Paramount Pictures. The division between the two reboots seems to be that the Jost brothers are working on a version closer to the gritty comic book origins, while Seth Rogen s is more lighthearted like the 1980s animated TV series. The Jost brothers version will also probably come later than Seth Rogen s, which is currently scheduled for August 11, 2023.6. CHRONICLE SEQUEL FINALLY HAPPENING WITH A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT CAST (Photo by Alan Markfield/©20th Century Fox Film Corp.)Up above, we touched upon the came-and-went YA novel adaptation fad, and another trend that has largely fallen out of vogue is the found footage genre first popularized by The Blair Witch Project. For a while, found footage was a lucrative format that gave Hollywood a few surprise hits (such as the Paranormal Activity franchise) and the 2012 superhero drama Chronicle (Certified Fresh at 85%). There was talk for years about a Chronicle sequel, but the personal developments for some of the creatives involved seemed to decrease the chances of that happening, to the point where director Josh Trank said in 2020 that he actively worked to prevent it. As it turns out, however, Jungle Cruise producer John Davis does indeed plan on moving forward with a Chronicle sequel, although it may be a very different film than was originally planned. This sequel will be set about 10 years after the original Chronicle (suggesting filming in 2022?) and will revolve around a group of female college students who discover that they are the next generation with super powers. Davis also did not clarify whether the found footage technique would be used for the Chronicle sequel.7. POPULAR SQUISHMALLOWS PILLOWS TO EXPAND INTO FILM, TV, AND GAMES(Photo by The Washington Post/Getty Images)Some trends blow up simply by being the right idea at the right time. Consider, for example, the case of the Squishmallows, an expansive line (1,000+) of character-themed huggable pillows that first launched in 2017 as sort of a cross between pillows, anime influences, and the Beanie Baby craze of the 1990s. Squishmallows may have eventually become popular in any case, but their expansion may have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with people seeking something adorable to hug while stuck at home for months. Jazwares, the company behind Squishmallows, is seeking to build upon their newfound success by partnering with the powerful Creative Artists Agency (CAA). CAA will work with Jazware to push the Squishmallows franchise into film, TV, video games, publishing, and live touring. So that doesn t mean that there is a Squishmallows movie project in development just yet, but it certainly sounds like it s just a matter of time.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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Movie theaters are reopening in New York City — some of them anyway. And to 25% capacity. Vaccination levels are exceeding estimations from January and now we have been told that vaccines will be available for every American by the end of May. Normalcy is seemingly coming and people can sense it, especially those at the movie studios who continue to make schedule moves. The waters are being tested. After the numbers posted by Tom Jerry last week does the performance of Raya and the Last Dragon tell us anything more? Well, yes. And no.King of the Crop: Raya s .6 Million Opening Might Be A Sign Of Hope – And Not Quite As Soft As It Seems(Photo by ©Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture)Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon is yet another test of the theatrical/streaming model. Back in September the studio tried Mulan on for size with its Premier Access pricing on Disney+. The result was not nearly as lucrative as they had hoped and it surely has been a factor in the way they have weathered the storm with the release of Black Widow, still scheduled for May 7 in theaters.Mulan only played overseas in theaters and the response to the film was mixed in general (it s Certified Fresh on the Tomatometer but has a Rotten Audience Score of 49%). So we did not have quite the same measuring stick of a day-and-date release with streaming on top of theatrical. That changed with the Warner Bros./HBO MAX deal and began with Wonder Woman 1984 over Christmas weekend. That film opened to .7 million over the holiday with COVID spikes still raging and an option to sit at home comfortably with a HBO MAX subscription for the cost of less than a single ticket price in some markets. That film went on to gross million to date (with another 7 million internationally) and is the third-highest grossing film U.S. theaters have had since last March.(Photo by Warner Bros.)The same studio’s delayed Tenet grossed .9 million and The Croods: A New Age has grossed over .6 million and most of that actually came after it hit VOD on its 24th day of release. It grossed .02 million in theaters up to that point. Flash-forward to last weekend – the first non-holiday weekend since March 13-15, 2020, to post an overall gross of over million, and just the third overall, when Tom Jerry opened to .1 million. That was the second-best opening of that timespan to Wonder Woman 1984’s .7 million. (Tenet’s .2 million also included previews from Tuesday and Wednesday of earlier that week.) That means despite the availability of the HBO MAX option, folks still opted to give those films the best openings of the pandemic era. This brings us to the latest family offering from Disney.Disney – and, frankly, the whole industry – would have loved to have seen a million opening for Raya and the Last Dragon. Even just a few million above Tom Jerry would have sufficed – something to show that, as vaccinations increase and major markets begin to open again, the numbers are headed in the right direction. An .6 million start is not what anyone had hoped. After all, a premium price tag at home is double what a month’s subscription to HBO MAX costs and Tom Jerry opened around 70% higher just a week earlier. (Par for the course, Disney has not released any figures on Raya’s streaming performance.) Sure, Tom Jerry is an established property over the new world-building of Raya, which also opened in 400 fewer theaters, partially thanks to Disney unable to come to terms with bookings at Cinemark, but can it still be spun as a positive?(Photo by Warner Bros.)Another way to look at it is simply within the numbers produced by a similar theater output. Tom Jerry opened in 2,475 theaters with a ,701 per-theater-average. Here are the best openings for films opening between 2,400-2,500 theaters from 2010-2020: Into the Woods (.05 million), Tyler Perry s A Madea Family Funeral (.06), All Eyez On Me (.43), Heaven is For Real (.50), Legion (.50), Death at a Funeral (.21), The Crazies (.06), Den of Thieves (.20), Tom Jerry (.11), Nobody s Fool (.74).Not bad considering Tom Jerry opened with theaters operating at minimal capacity and none opened in New York City. The animated/live-action hybrid grossed another .6 million this weekend. That’s a 53% drop from its opening. The WB/HBO MAX hybrid releases, Wonder Woman 1984 and The Little Things dropped 67.1% and 55.3%, respectively, in their second weekends, so those numbers are headed in the right direction for WB. Tom Jerry’s total stands at .9 million, just behind The New Mutants’ .8 million gross – the fourth-highest during the pandemic.Now let’s look at Raya and the Last Dragon, which opened in 2,045 theaters with an estimated ,205 per-theater-average, and the films from 2010-2020 that also opened between 2,000-2,100 theaters: Think Like a Man (.63 million), The Best Man Holiday (.10), Tyler Perry s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (.64), Tyler Perry s Acrimony (.17), Jumping the Broom (.21), Super Troopers 2 (.18), Harriet (.67), Annihilation (.07), The Hundred-Foot Journey (.97), Cloud Atlas (.61), Baggage Claim (.03), The Witch (.80), Raya and the Last Dragon (.6), The Switch (.43), Black and Blue (.37), Wanderlust (.52).It s a little bit further down the list, but again, theaters are mostly working with 25% capacity on the nearly one-year anniversary of the worst pandemic in 100 years. Raya and the Last Dragon is only the fifth film to open in over 1,000 theaters during this time to post a per-theater-average over ,000. In normal times that would be a disaster. Now, it’s a hopeful sign that we have had that happen two weeks in a row. That’s where we are. In a week-by-week game now seeking the signs that normalcy is coming and each week shall be judged accordingly.Lesser Returns: Chaos Walking and Boogie Fail to Pull People From Their Homes(Photo by © Lionsgate)Family films and wannabe blockbusters are the only films garnering moviegoer’s interest enough right now to get them to leave the house. Chaos Walking may have once believed itself to be the latter, but it was not to be. In a glass-half-full way of thinking, .8 million is the fourth best opening of 2021 behind Tom Jerry, Raya and the Last Dragon, and The Little Things (.7 million), but that s with a 0 million price tag and no streaming profits to think of yet. The basketball drama, Boogie, had the sixth best opening of the year behind those four films and Liam Neeson’s The Marksman (.1 million), starting with just .2 million.On these Dates In Box Office History (Photo by @ Universal)March 5: Two years ago, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World grossed .6 million on this day to cross the 0 million mark on its 12th day of release. A big record was broken in 2010 when Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland posted the highest Friday opening ever in the month of March with a .8 million start. That bested the three-year record of Zack Snyder’s 300, which opened to .1 million. Alice lost the record two years later to The Hunger Games and currently ranks fifth behind that, Batman v Superman, 2017’s Beauty and the Beast, and Captain Marvel.March 6: The only major milestone crossed on this day also occurred in 2010 when The Blind Side grossed 6,218 on day 107 of its release to cross the 0 million line. Sandra Bullock had won the Oscar for her performance just one week earlier.March 7: In 2017, The Lego Batman Movie made 0,416 to pass 0 million at the box office on its 26th day. It was also the day that Alice In Wonderland became the first film ever in March to gross over 0 million in its opening weekend. Its 6.1 million remains the fifth best opening ever in this month.What Should Have Been: A Different Tom Holland Sci-F Epic And More PranksRaya and the Last Dragon was originally supposed to open over the Thanksgiving holiday last year on November 25. Originally, we were supposed to get the fourth entry in the Jackass film series and a different Tom Holland science-fiction epic in Uncharted. Jackass 4 is now slated to arrive on September 3 and the video game adaptation is now charted for February 11, 2022.Full List of Box Office Results: March 5-7, 2021
Best-Reviewed Kids Family Movies 2020Parents were desperate to find movies to entertain the stuck-at-home kids in 2020, and Hollywood delivered. Unsurprisingly, Disney+ dominates the top 10 Kids and Family Movies of the last year, with five entries here – among them the inspiring sports drama Safety and chatty-animals flick The One and Only Ivan. But it’s Netflix’s Christmas musical, Jingle Jangle, that comes out on top, with its catchy songs, showstopping numbers, elaborate production design, and heartfelt performances winning over even the Grinchiest of critics.The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of February 28, 2021. Scores might change over time.« Previous Category Next Category »
(Photo by New Line Productions)“Know Your Critic” is a column in which we interview Tomatometer-approved critics about their screening and reviewing habits, pet peeves, and personal favorites.Bilge Ebiri’s interest and diverse taste in film started early. He grew up watching movies that could easily be classified as “movies aimed at kids” – such as Peter Pan and Pete’s Dragon – but he also saw a number of highly stylized and psychologically weighty movies, too, from Apocalypse Now and Aliens to The Deer Hunter.“I was watching spaghetti westerns from a very young age, I think from third or fourth grade on,” he told Rotten Tomatoes.The movie he’s seen more than any other is A Fistful of Dollars, a Sergio Leone spaghetti western starring Clint Eastwood: “For a while, every day I would come home and just watch my Betamax of A Fistful of Dollars and eat ice cream,” Ebiri says. “I was a latchkey child, so I was just at home doing this by myself while my parents were at work.”Now, he is excited by Gina Prince-Bythewood’s films (which he believes deserve greater recognition), and intrigued by the works of Lars von Trier (“He s certainly made bad movies, but he s never not made an interesting movie,” he says) and Zhang Yimou, some of which Ebiri considers “eternal masterpieces” while others are “middling. “The legacy of auteurism is that even filmmakers who don t necessarily always make a great film, if they re a great filmmaker, they ll always make an interesting film,” Ebiri says.Bilge Ebiri is a movie critic at Vulture and former lead critic at Village Voice. His reviews have been published in the New York Times and Rolling Stone, among others.What do you think makes a good movie?Oh, I can t answer that. It s all sorts of things. Anything I say would be wrong.There s not a one-size-fits-all model.There are certain things that make one movie good, and then those same things can make another movie bad. There s no way to answer that question without talking about a specific movie.An example, I was just talking about this with somebody the other day, the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. I love the Lord of the Rings movies. I despise The Hobbit movies. A lot of the things that make the Lord of the Rings movies so special are the things that make The Hobbit movies, for me, unbearable.What do you think is the biggest misconception about critics?There are two misconceptions about critics and they re slightly at odds with each other. One of them is, Well, all you have to do is watch movies, what a cushy job you have. And the other one is, Do you even like movies? Both of these misconceptions are wrong, and they re wrong in different ways.I think critics would love to spend all their time watching movies, but the truth is, you don t. Often, you re usually writing or you re researching or dealing with publicists or dealing with all sorts of other things. And only a very small part of your day, if you re lucky, is spent watching movies…And as far as not enjoying movies – different critics are different obviously, but I think most critics, when they go into a film, are looking forward to it. Sometimes you can enjoy the time you have at a movie without necessarily enjoying the movie or without necessarily thinking the movie is all that great. That s why so many of us love the theatrical experience, even after all that – because in the end, we love the experience of seeing the movie, even if the movie itself isn t great.Who is an up-and-coming critic that you want people to check out? “Up-and-coming” is also obviously up for interpretation.That s the thing that I m struggling with because I m 47 years old. A lot of people are up and coming to me even though they ve been doing this for a long time…Monica Castillo is a critic I really like and she s a friend. And she s been around for a while. I don t think of her as a newbie or anything like that, but she s younger and she s somebody who I feel deserves to write more and be better known.
deason 2 finale seemingly resolves this by severing Djarin from his cub. But considering all the times we heard about their bond — and the marketing slam dunk surrounding Grogu — we doubt it will be too long before they are reunited.What is the Book of Boba Fett? As the stinger scene came to a close, it revealed The Book of Boba Fett will begin in December 2021. Presumably, this will be the program s third season with a new focus on the infamous bounty hunter as he takes Jabba s place in the galactic underworld. But is that all we ll get? Season 2 left Djarin with a lot to process, and we d hate to go a whole season without seeing him working through it. At the same time, we d love to see Fett round up bounty hunters like IG-88, Dengar, and Bossk to enact whatever plans he has in mind. We also need to see the infamous crime-ridden world of Nar Shaddaa realized in live action. Also, the instant disdain Kryze and Fett had for one another is worth exploring. Fett s claim to be recognized as a Mandalorian in Chapter 14 is pretty strong. Perhaps resolving his status — a point of contention which even predates the Expanded Universe — will also be an aspect of the story.Of course, there is some confusion about The Book of Boba Fett being its own standalone series. Until we get a clarifying press release, we will assume it is the program s next phase.UPDATE: Favreau appeared on GMA to give a few details, including the news that The Book of Boba Fett is a full series arriving in December 2021.READ MORE: Everything We Know About The Book of Boba Fett”Will Djarin and Kryze actually fight? It is curious to see Kryze sticking to the letter of the law this time. Back on Star Wars: Rebels, Sabine Wren (Tiya Sircar) was able to hand her the Darksaber without even so much as a verbal sparring session — although, the two women certainly had enough arguments in the past to count as a fair fight. This time, though, it appears she needs to win the Darksaber. It seems Gideon may have undermined her authority in the past by revealing how she came into possession of the weapon. Now, she s taking no chances. But if Djarin continues to wear his armor after revealing his face to Grogu and Luke, Kryze is now the inflexible adherent to a Way, which only undermines her cause. Will she learn not to be as hidebound or will the two have to fight for the throne? As Sackhoff told us recently, Just because she thinks that she is the rightful ruler and just because she thinks she’s ready to lead doesn’t mean she is. Will Djarin sit the throne of Mandalore? Then again, Djarin s destiny may be something he definitely doesn t want: the throne of Mandalore itself. As he was a foundling brought up in the Way of the Mandalore, he is not Mando by blood or a member of one of the clans. It both makes him a good candidate for leadership and someone who will find nothing by conflict in taking on those duties; nevertheless, it seems clear the series is headed toward the liberation of Mandalore and, for the moment, he holds the Darksaber.Will Gideon weaken the New Republic with the power of his voice? As seen in the finale, Gideon is a threat even when bound. As an ex-ISB officer, it seems unlikely any counterpart in New Republic intelligence will be able to break him; in fact, it seems possible his presence in an interrogation cell could undermine the Republic to such an extent that it sets up in the ineffectual government seen in the Sequel Trilogy. At the same time, Esposito told reporters earlier this year that viewers will learn more about him in the next few seasons: will he use his background as means of weakening his adversaries?Where is Grogu in the Age of Resistance? Some thirty years after the events of Chapter 16, Luke will neglect to tell Rey (Daisy Ridley) about Grogu. In our reality, there are practical reasons for this The Mandalorian was only beginning development when Star Wars: The Last Jedi was filmed but now that we know Luke will train him, the child s whereabouts in the Sequel Trilogy will have to be accounted for at some point. Of course, this could change if training goes badly and we know Luke isn t the best tutor. It is possible events in the short term will drive Luke and Grogu apart; meaning he would never consider the child a Jedi or his pupil.From a certain point of view, of course.The Mandalorian season 2 is now streaming in its entirety on Disney+On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
From music biopics to KKK infiltration to superhero theatrics, it can be tough keeping track of this year s eight Best Picture Oscars nominees, let alone their separate journeys to this prestigious point. We ve put together a refresher cheat sheet that helps you keep track of this year s gold rush, with stats like box office, Tomatometers, and even the number of awards the nominees have collected to this point. Continue on to get it all, or take a look elsewhere with out Awards Leaderboard or the full list of Academy Awards 2019 nominees. 手游付费规模不断扩大，玩家在游戏中消费，为精神世界买单成为越来越普遍的事情，在手游推广领域创业已成为趋势，归客手游项目，成了创业者们炙手可热的选择。那么，个人可以代理手游？代理一个手游需要怎么做？
亚博体彩平台 King of the Crop: Captain Marvel Shines(Photo by Marvel Studios)Coming in right between other female-led hero movies (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Hunger Games) on the all-time chart, Captain Marvel scored a 3 million three-day haul, which included .7 million on Thursday. It was the 16th film to make at least million from Thursday night previews; eight of which are comic book adaptations and five of which belong to Marvel. It was also the third highest opening ever in March behind Beauty and the Beast (4.7 million) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (6 million). But now comes the word-of-mouth test.Only three films have ever opened to 0 million or more and failed to reach 0 million. They were Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Spider-Man 3, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. They were all sequels, though, so the Captain has a little history on her side. Wonder Woman opened to 3 million and nearly pulled off a 4x multiple with a final gross of 2.5 million. Captain Marvel already has a slight edge and we will continue to monitor its progress week to week on where it stands. Among Marvel films in the 70% range on the Tomatometer, Captain Marvel joins Thor, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 2, and The Amazing Spider-Man.Top 10 and Beyond: Dragon and Madea Can t Compete, Apollo 11 Squeaks In(Photo by @ DreamWorks Animation)How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World dropped 51% to .6 million, joining a small collection of films to have between 9-120 million on their 17th day – Sex and the City, Hotel Transylvania 3, and San Andreas. Upping the total to the 1 million range, only the first Mission: Impossible film managed to climb to over 7 million, the haul for the second Dragon film. The third film currently looks to finish in the range of 0 million – or what Captain Marvel nearly did in just three days. It’s worldwide total stands at 5 million. A Madea Family Funeral had its expected 55% drop, but at the end of its second weekend, it is only behind four of Perry’s films – Madea Goes to Jail, Boo!: A Madea Halloween, Why Did I Get Married Too?, and Madea’s Family Reunion.As for the so-called #AlitaChallenge urging people to boycott one female-led superhero movie owned by Disney for another under a company soon to be controlled by Disney, Alita: Battle Angel dropped 55% and now has a domestic total of million and global tally of 2 million. Until that latter number leaps over 0 million, there is no sense talking about it being any semblance of a success story. Captain Marvel, meanwhile, has already grossed 5 Million worldwide. Speaking of space adventures though, Neon’s documentary, Apollo 11, continues to do strong business, grossing another .3 million in just 400 theaters, many of them IMAX. It has grossed .7 million to date.This Time Last Year: No Wrinkle for Panther(Photo by Walt Disney Pictures)A Wrinkle In Time nearly gave Black Panther some competition, but by the end of the weekend its .1 million was not enough to best the .8 million of the now four-time champion. The horror sequel, Strangers: Prey at Night, mustered up .4 million for third, but The Hurricane Heist (.02 million) and Gringo (.72 million) were both dead on arrival. The Top Ten films grossed at total of 3.1 million and averaged 59.9% on the Tomatometer. This year’s Top Ten grossed an estimated 7.3 Million and averaged 72.4% in part thanks to the 100% approval of Apollo 11 as well as Fighting With My Family (92%) and How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (91%).On the Vine: Amusement Parks and A Sick Romance to Pose No Marvel Challenge(Photo by Paramount Animation)A great number of limited releases will be spread out around the country include the sci-fi thriller, Captive State, Keira Knightley s WWII drama The Aftermath, and Matthias Schoenaerts in the Sundance prison entry The Mustang. Falling behind the second week of Captain Marvel in wide release though will be Paramount’s animated amusement park comedy Wonder Park and Haley Lu Richardson in the sick-teen romance Five Feet Apart, neither of which are likely to be competing for the top spot at the box office.The Full Top 10: March 8-10Captain Marvel (2019) 79% – 3 million (3 million total)How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) 90% – .7 million (9.66 million total)Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) 11% – .05 million (.88 million total)The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) 84% – .83 million (.11 million total)Alita: Battle Angel (2019) 61% – .2 million (.35 million total)Green Book (2018) 77% – .49 million (.14 million total)Isn't It Romantic (2019) 70% – .41 million (.15 million total)Fighting With My Family (2019) 93% – .19 million (.66 million total)Greta (2018) 60% – .16 million (.25 million total)Apollo 11 (2019) 99% – .3 million (.78 million total)