Join us for a deep discussion of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, the movie many critics say is the most ambitious and inventive in the series. Host Mark Ellis, Beyond the Trailer host and creator Grace Randolph, Rotten Tomatoes editor Alex Vo, and John Wick: Chapter 3 stunt coordinator Scott Rogers break down the movie kick-by-kick, headshot-by-headshot, and tackle the big questions: How good is Halle Berry? Which is the best fight scene? And should there be a Chapter 4. Watch it above and let us know what you thought of John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum in the comments.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week. Uzo Aduba and Matthew Broderick will lead the cast of Netflix’s Painkiller, a six-episode series about the beginnings of the opioid crisis and specifically Purdue Pharma’s role in it. Aduba will play Edie, an investigator leading the case against Purdue, and Broderick will play Richard Sackler, the former chairman and president of Purdue. Peter Berg will direct all six episodes and serve as an executive producer, while Alex Gibney, the filmmaker of HBO’s recent similarly-themed documentary The Crime of the Century, will also be an EP. The limited series is based on author Barry Meier’s book Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America’s Opioid Epidemic and journalist Patrick Radden Keeke’s New Yorker article “The Family That Built an Empire of Pain.”Jeff Goldblum has joined the fifth season of HBO Max’s Search Party, where he’ll play Tunnel Quinn, a tech billionaire who becomes a business partner of Alia Shawkat’s Dory.Lost alum Dominic Monaghan will star in AMC’s space drama Moonhaven, playing Paul Sarno, a detective on the Moon who has the job of trying to solve Earth’s problems. The thriller, from Lodge 49 writer and producer Peter Ocko, revolves around cargo pilot and smuggler Bella Sway, who’s accused of a crime 100 years in the future and is sentenced to live in a utopian community called Moonhaven and help solve Earth’s problems before its civilization ends. (TVLine)Jerry O’Connell, who has been a guest co-host on CBS’s The Talk recently, has been hired as a permanent co-host, filling the spot vacated by Sharon Osbourne.(Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)The Paramount+ limited series The Offer, about the making of The Godfather, has added to its cast, as the production began this week in Los Angeles. Grey’s Anatomy alum Justin Chambers (pictured) has signed on to play Marlon Brando, while Lou Ferrigno will play Lenny Montana, the actor who portrayed Luca Brasi in The Godfather, and The Sopranos’ alum Michael Rispoli will play New York mobster Tommy Lucchese. The rest of the cast includes Miles Teller as producer Al Ruddy, Matthew Goode as famed producer Robert Evans, Colin Hanks as Barry Lapidus (the head of Gulf Western, which owned Paramount at the time), Dan Fogler as Francis Ford Coppola, Juno Temple as Ruddy’s assistant Bettye McCartt, Giovanni Ribisi as mob boss Joe Colombo, Frank John Hughes as Frank Sinatra, and Patrick Gallo as Mario Puzo, the author of The Godfather novel.Both John Lithgow and Jennifer Carpenter, whose characters didn’t make it out of the original Dexter series alive, will reprise their characters in Showtime’s upcoming limited sequel series. Presumably in flashbacks, unless Dexter (Michael C. Hall) has gotten up to some supernatural shenanigans after his lumberjack days. Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and The Late, Late Show host James Corden will co-star in the Amazon limited dramedy series Mammals, about the relationship of a married couple. The series is written by Jez Butterworth (Flag Day), and reunites Hawkins and Corden, who starred in a spoof of The Shape of Water during her guest appearance on his CBS late-night show.DJ Kahled is replacing Snoop Dogg as a judge on season 2 of TBS’ competition series Go-Big Show. Comedian Cristela Alonzo will host The WB’s remake of Legends of the Hidden Temple, which premieres on Oct. 10. Nicole Ari Parker, Sarita Choudhury, and Karen Pittman have joined the cast of HBO Max’s Sex and the City prequel series And Just Like That, playing a documentary filmmaker named Lisa Todd Wexley (Parker); real estate broker Seema Patel (Choudhury); and Dr. Nya Wallace, a Columbia Law School professor (Pittman). Zach Braff has joined the cast of the HBO Max sci-fi romantic comedy movie Moonshot. The Scrubs alum (and Emmy nominee for directing a Season 1 episode of Ted Lasso) woll play an “entrepreneur and visionary” who colonizes Mars. Lana Condor, Cole Sprouse, Mason Gooding, Emily Rudd, and Lukas Gage also star. (THR)
(Photo by Claudette Barius/Universal Pictures)The SXSW Conference has announced its features lineup, adding to the previously announced opening night film US, Jordan Peele s follow up to his winning mega-hit Get Out. Film, interactive, episodic, and immersive media all converge during the 10-day film conference, known for Texas-sized crowds and raucous reactions, in March. Last year s opener, A Quiet Place, parlayed a glowing SXSW reaction into a 0 million juggernaut, and Us, we would assume, hopes for the same. This initial release of films is already stacked with a number of festival favorites like Seth Rogan and Matthew McConaughey and new offerings from first-time filmmakers Olivia Wilde and Logan-Marshall Green.In the documentary section, lookout for Stuffed, which chronicles the surprising world of taxidermy, and Running with Beto, a behind-the-scenes look at Beto O Rourke s 2018 breakaway campaign to unseat Ted Cruz in the US Senate. Not to be overlooked is the impressive Episodic slate, which has become a premier stop for new and continuing series. A highlight this year is Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement s hotly anticipated What We Do in the Shadows series, an episodic continuation of their cult feature of the same name. Last year, HBO built an entire town to recreate Westworld in the Lone Star State, and with the final season of Game of Thrones premiering in April, don t be surprised if a larger-than-life installation pops up in the streets of Austin. The Headliners section and the Narrative Spotlight section include new films featuring Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, Lupita Nyong o, and Winston Duke, and those titles are joined by SXSW regulars Jay Duplass, Ethan Hawke, and Robert Rodriguez.Films screening in Festival Favorites, Midnighters, Shorts, Virtual Cinema, Episodic Pilot Competition, Title Design Competition, Music Videos, and late-breaking Features will be announced on February 6. Read up on the full of SXSW Film Slate below:NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITIONAliceDirector/Screenwriter: Josephine MackerrasCast: Emilie Piponnier, Martin Swabey, Chloe BorehamShe did everything right until it all went wrong. (World Premiere)Extra OrdinaryDirectors/Screenwriters: Mike Ahern, Enda LoughmanCast: Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte, Claudia DohertyRose, a mostly sweet and mostly lonely small-town driving instructor, must use her supernatural talent to save the daughter of Martin (also mostly sweet and lonely), from a washed-up rockstar who is using her in a satanic pact that will reignite his fame. (World Premiere)Go Back to ChinaDirector/Screenwriter: Emily TingCast: Anna Akana, Richard Ng, Lynn Chen, Kelly Hu, Kendy Cheung, Aviva WangAfter spoiled rich girl Sasha Li (Anna Akana) blows through half of her trust fund, she is cut off by her father (Richard Ng) and forced to go back to China and work for the family toy business. (World Premiere)Mickey and the BearDirector/Screenwriter: Annabelle AttanasioCast: Camila Morrone, James Badge Dale, Calvin Demba, Ben Rosenfield, Rebecca HendersonFaced with the responsibility to take care of her addict, veteran father, headstrong teen Mickey Peck keeps her household afloat. When she has the opportunity to leave for good, she must choose between familial obligation and personal fulfillment. (World Premiere)Ms. White LightDirector/Screenwriter: Paul ShoulbergCast: Roberta Colindrez, John Ortiz, Judith Light, Carson Meyer, Zachary SpicerLex Cordova s business is dying. She has a unique ability to connect with her clients that are terminally ill. It s just everyone else that she has a problem with. Valerie is a no bullshit woman who loves living her life. Her only way out is thru Lex. (World Premiere)(Photo by Sam Probst)Pig HagDirectors: Sam Probst, Colby HoltScreenwriter: Colby HoltCast: Anna T Schlegel, Tony Jaksha, Pete Zias, Michael Henry, Nate Stoner, Maxwell Esposito, Amanda DeSimone, Alex Myerchin, Andrew KudlaJodie, a woman in her mid-thirties, struggles with the pressure to find a partner and have children. When she attends a Guns N Roses concert, she thinks she may have met a potential match — until he immediately ghosts on her. (World Premiere)PornoDirector: Keola RacelaScreenwriters: Matt Black, Laurence VannicelliCast: Evan Daves, Larry Saperstein, Jillian Mueller, Glenn Stott, Robert Tann, Bill Phillips, Katelyn Pearce, Peter ReznikoffWhen a group of naive teens working at a movie theater in a small Christ亚博agTuesday s TV news comes loaded with exciting casting and renewal news from the winter portion of the biannual Television Critics Association press tour, where Amazon shared casting news for Lord of the Rings and Comedy Central gave an early renewal to Awkwafina s new biographical comedy series, and Starz had a non-answer about an Outlander sequel.Elsewhere in the TV-verse, The CW announced that it is making series based on some fan-favorite characters (and actors!) and Netflix gave us some more of stalker Joe in You.TOP STORYIT S A BIRD! IT S A PLANE! IT S A NEW SUPERMAN SERIES!(Photo by © Warner Bros. / Courtesy: Everett Collection)After renewing a baker s dozen of series last week, The CW has announced that two new shows will be joining its docket — although their titles and characters will be familiar to many avid TV watchers.Superman Lois will star Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as, respectively, the Man of Steel and the fierce investigative journalist who works with him at his day job. The actors already appeared as Clark Kent and Lois Lane on The CW s Crisis on Infinite Earths massive crossover events this winter and should not be confused with Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher, who played the dynamic reporting duo in ABC s similarly titled 1990s drama Lois Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.This show is written and executive produced by The Flash s Todd Helbing and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns.And Supernatural s Jared Padalecki has ensured he will have no gaps in his resume, jumping from that show s 15-season run to star in The CW s Walker. A re-imagining of the Chuck Norris series Walker, Texas Ranger, this version finds hero Cordell Walker as a widower and father returning home to Austin after being undercover for two years. He attempts to reconnect with his two kids, navigate family strife and solve his wife s increasingly mysterious death.Walker is written and executive produced by Being Human s Anna Fricke and executive produced by Dan Lin, Lindsay Liberatore and Padalecki.Other new series announced on Tuesday include Paramount Network s Mayor of Kingstown, a scripted drama from Taylor Sheridan that follows a family that works as the power brokers between the politicians and prison system in a small Michigan town, and Amazon s Jack Reacher based on Lee Child book series.LOTR CASTING DETAILS REVEALED(Photo by clockwise from top left: courtesy of the actor; Steve Mack/Everett Collection; Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images; Mark Johnson / ©Hulu/BBC / Courtesy: Everett Collection; Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection; Courtesy Amazon Studios: Wolf_Marloh, Taylor Rettke, Pier Carthew, Samson Makumbe, Max Parker)During its TCA press day, Amazon released the names — though no character details — of 15 actors joining its eagerly-anticipated Lord of the Rings TV series. They include Counterpart s Nazanin Boniadi and Mindhunter s Robert Aramayo.Amazon Studios co-head of TV Vernon Sanders said that they’ve had the first table read and production begins begins in February. For more details about the show, see Rotten Tomatoes Everything We Know About The Lord of the Rings Amazon Series. Amazon also announced that Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Jerrie Johnson, and Shoniqua Shandai will star in an as-yet-to-be-titled series from Girls Trip’s Tracy Oliver. The single-camera comedy will follow four black women who are friends from their college days at NYU as they navigate sex, relationships, and chasing their dreams. Pharrell Williams and Mimi Valdés are executive producing along with Oliver, Amy Poehler, Dave Becky, and Kim Lessing.Malcolm D. Lee, who directed Girls Trip, will direct the first two episodes.Other casting news from TCA include news that Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra will star in Amazon s Citadel, and Method Man has joined Starz s Power sequel, Power Book II: Ghost, which will also star Mary J. Blige.I LL BE WATCHING YOU, SEASON 3(Photo by Netflix)Netflix s stalker thriller You has been renewed for a third season, welcoming back Penn Badgley as the dangerous Joe and Victoria Pedretti, who played his season 2 obsession, Love. Co-creators Sera Gamble and Berlanti are returning as executive producers and she will continue to serve as showrunner.Also, in conjunction with the show s TCA panel, Comedy Central has renewed biographical comedy Awkwafina is Nora from Queens ahead of its premiere on January 22.ABOUT THOSE OUTLANDER SEQUEL RUMORS (Photo by Starz)Will there be a spin-off to hit Outlander? Starz president and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch teased during his TCA panel that we think there s a lot of room in the Outlander universe to have the story extensions or spins or sequels. He said that, although we continue to look at that with our partners at [studio] Sony, he had no stronger comment right now.Also, John Wick fans will have to wait a bit longer to see Starz s related series The Continental. Hirsch said that show probably won t come out until after the fourth film is released next year.He also stressed that the previously announced sequel to the Showtime dramedy Weeds is still very much in production and studio Lionsgate is putting together a group of people to work on it.DEALS: AMAZON, BRAD PITT S PRODUCTION COMPANY PARTNER(Photo by Netflix)On Tuesday, Amazon Studios announced that it had signed an overall deal for television with Plan B Entertainment. The company, which is headed by Brad Pitt and co-presidents Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, will produce the new Amazon Original series Outer Range, created by Brian Watkins, and is also working with Amazon Studios and Legendary Television to develop Paper Girls, a dramatic series based on Brian K. Vaughan’s best-selling graphic novel.Plan B is also producing The Underground Railroad, creator Barry Jenkins upcoming new historical drama based on the Colson Whitehead book. Amazon executives said during the channel s TCA press day that Jenkins is currently in production on the series and it should premiere later this year.Amazon also announced that it has signed an overall deal with Steve McQueen, which includes the filmmaker s Last Days, a new series about people who are dispatched to space.Earlier in the day, Comedy Central announced that it has signed a new overall deal with comedian Daniel Tosh that includes a four-season renewal for his long-running comedy series Tosh.0.(Photo by Disney+)Also on Tuesday, the Paley Center for Media released its list of panels for the fan-centric PaleyFest, which will run March 13 to 20 at Los Angeles Dolby Theatre.The lineup includes CBS All Access Star Trek: Picard on March 18, Starz s Outlander on March 19 and, closing the festivities, Disney+ s The Mandalorian on March 22.“It’s an honor to be invited to PaleyFest and join other filmmakers and talent in celebrating great television programming. It is especially exciting to be representing our Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, at the closing night presentation,” Jon Favreau, executive producer and creator of The Mandalorian, said in a statement.More details and ticket information is available at paleyfest.org.Baby Yoda Announced for Build-A-BearSpeaking of The Mandalorian, the series breakout star The Child — aka Baby Yoda — is coming to Build-A-Bear workshops. CEO Sharon Price John announced the deal during a presentation on Tuesday at the ICR Conference in Orlando, Florida, Business Insider reported. I m excited to share we will be one of the first companies to provide the digital and internet phenomenon who is trending higher than all the presidential candidates combined, John said.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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Aquatic horror is a bit of an underseen sub-genre, but Neasa Hardiman’s Sea Fever shows why we should still be afraid of what lies beneath, as a bizarre creature sneaks on board a trawler on the high seas. This film will remind audiences of such classics as Alien and The Thing while offering a new voice to the creature feature, with an engrossing tale that challenges your assumptions of the unknown. “Sea Fever is a nightmare you can’t take your eyes off of and can’t stop thinking about after it wraps up,” wrote Collider’s critic Perri Nemiroff. () Right after the theatrical release of The Hunt was cancelled, TIFF presented us with an alternative to the Most Dangerous Game sub-genre, one that combines socio-political commentary with sci-fi and horror elements. RogerEbert.com’s Brian Tallerico described Bacarau, which also played the Cannes Film Festival, as “a crazy genre hybrid that exudes the confidence of the people who made it.” The premise is simple: In a near-future Brazilian village where citizens are sold as prey to bloodthirsty foreign hunter (led by cult-cinema legend Udo Kier), a resistance forms in an all-out war that allows the filmmakers to blend genres and blows minds. Psychotropic drugs are involved.Gundala (2019) 83% What if we were to tell you that the next big superhero cinematic universe wasn’t going to be based on American superheroes, but on Indonesian comic books? Writer-director Joko Anwar unleashed a different kind of superhero on the Midnight Madness crowds of Toronto with Gundala, a superhero origin film that infuses standard tropes of the genre with Indonesian legends and martial art fights that will make you cheer. That Shelf critic Victor Stiff says, “From beginning to end, Gundala delivers fast and furious action and rarely stops to take its foot off the gas.”Knives Out (2019) 97% (Photo by Lionsgate)One of the biggest surprises of TIFF was how universally liked Rian Johnson’s murder-mystery Knives Out turned out to be. The star-studded ensemble not only lets Chris Evans play a despicable character fresh off of hanging up the Captain America shield, but spoofs the classic whodunnit genre. What starts as a simple mystery of the murder of a crime novelist evolves into a laugh-out-loud puzzle-box comedy that will keep your mind spinning as you try to figure out what comes next. David Ehrlich writes for IndieWire: “A crackling, devious, and hugely satisfying old-school whodunnit with a modern twist ”. Lionsgate will release Knives Out on Thanksgiving.The Vigil (2019) 90% (Photo by BoulderLight Pictures)The demonic possession genre has long been associated with bibles and priests, but Keith Thomas’s debut feature, The Vigil, takes the genre and roots it in Jewish mythology making for a novel and terrifying horror film. Breakout performer Dave Davis stars as Jakov, a young man abandoning his Orthodox community to embrace the secular life, who finds himself working as a shomer, watching over the body of a recently deceased member of the community who is haunted by an evil presence. The Hollywood Reporter’s Jordan Mintzer writes, “What works is how Thomas transforms Orthodox culture into gory material for a slightly elevated horror flick, with Yakov ultimately turning to Hebrew prayer as his only way out of hell.”The Vast of Night (2019) 92% A throwback to not only the classic sci-fi TV shows of the 50s, like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, but also a time when we were still fascinated with the idea of the future and the wonders it could bring, Andrew Patterson’s debut feature The Vast of Night follows two young people seeking the source of a mysterious sound invading their local radio station in a town in New Mexico. TV Guide’s Oliver Whitney writes that the film is “like an old school radio play that fuses the slow-building paranoia of The Twilight Zone and chilling awe and extraterrestrial sightings of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” This nostalgic sci-fi thriller was picked up by Amazon just before the film’s premiere at TIFF.Synchronic (2019) 79% (Photo by Rustic Films )Filmmaking duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have made a career out of blending different genres to create something entirely new, while also providing emotional stories stuffed with characters we connect with – their 2018 flick, The Endless, is Certified Fresh at 93%. This time they got Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan together to play the two friends at the core of a time-bending crime thriller involving two paramedics that get their lives turned upside down by a series of crimes involving a mysterious synthetic drug that lets you experience new realities. Synchronic is the duo’s most dramatic and emotional work yet, but it still delivers a fun and exhilarating experience. Writing for The Playlist, critic Jason Bailey says, “Synchronic can best be described as egghead indie sci-fi, in which the ideas are as exciting as the effects.” This is a sci-fi thriller that will stick with you long after you leave the theater.La llorona (2019) 96% Unlike that other film about the Latin American horror myth, Jayro Bustamante’s La Llorona is 100% rooted in Latin American history and culture, which adds an extra layer of horror to this already chilling tale of an aging general accused of genocide who starts seeing visions of a terrifying ghost haunting his estate. Bustamante blends utilizes stylized cinematography and effective scares that make this the surprise horror hit of the festival. Critic Carlos Aguilar writes for The Wrap that La Llorona is “a purposefully somber cry for amends and acknowledgement permeated in phantasmagoric allure.” This is the type of genre film that proves you can have a strong message while still delivering entertaining thrills and scares.The Platform (2019) 79% Imagine a prison where the cells are vertically stacked, and the only food given to prisoners is lowered down from the highest levels – feeding those on the upper cells but leaving those below violently starving. Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia’s The Platform combines poignant and relevant social commentary about the distribution of wealth and the difficulties of convincing people to do good, with the nasty, wicked horrors of Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer. Writing for Slashfilm, critic Meredith Borders says, “Starvation, cannibalism, heinous violence and no small amount of feces aside, The Platform makes spending time in The Pit a pretty intriguing enterprise.” This is a movie that is as grotesque and shocking as it is surprisingly funny. Netflix will release The Platform at a later date.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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6.13.0 2月喜迎Chucky s back, and he s been updated for the 21st century. Director Lars Klevberg takes the helm for an all-new interpretation of the classic 1980s slasher Child s Play, which centers on a single mother (Aubrey Plaza) who buys a high-tech and secretly deadly toy doll for her lonely son (Gabriel Bateman). The latest trailer offers new details and a potent taste of the terror to come when the film opens on June 21, and luckily for us, Klevberg was on board to walk us through it. He explains what other iconic 1980s movie references we should be on the lookout for, what classic novel helped inspire the film, how Mark Hamill prepared himself to voice the killer doll (just a note: we don t recommend doing what he did), and a ton of other behind-the-scenes tidbits.
burning down a corporate establishment. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionKudos to whoever gave a presentation to Disney brass on the importance of STEM education for girls. Katie Rife, AV ClubWill it make you cry?This reviewer expected to need a whole box of tissues to get through the film, but the eyes were dry from beginning to end. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionWhile I’ve never made it through the original movie’s Baby Mine sequence… without sobbing, this version left me thoroughly dry-eyed. Alonso Duralde, The WrapThe new Dumbo holds the attention but too seldom tugs at the heartstrings. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterBut will the family have a good time?As a faithful update of a cherished classic, the new Dumbo will get the job done for restless kids on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment WeeklyWill it win over your family and a new generation of Dumbo believers? Unexpectedly, yes. Christie Cronan, Raising WhasiansDumbo opens everywhere on March 29.
The first trailer for Black Widow is out in the wild and it is tantalizing with its mix of Bourne Identity-style action and well-honed Marvel Cinematic Universe tropes. And as it sets out to fill in the gaps in Natasha Romanoff s (Scarlett Johansson) past and the time between Captain American: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, the film will present new ideas and at least one important concept going into the MCU s fourth phase.But for the moment, let s consider the setting, the new characters, and the apparent mystery at the heart of Black Widow. Here are five things we ll be pondering until the next trailer hits.It’s Set After Civil War(Photo by Marvel Studios)The trailer may obscure this point, but from the footage we saw at the D23 Expo back in August, it is clear the film takes place after Nat goes on the run at the end of Captain America: Civil War. This is key, as it means the film is, in some ways, a prequel to Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Then again, it is always possible the film does not take place after Civil War, but occurs inside that soul space on Vormir, and all of this is Nat working out her demons on a far off planet, suspended between life and death.For the moment, though, let’s assume these events are truly happening, and the hunt for Nat takes her back to Russia, where she decides to deal with old business. Namely, the intense training that made her the perfect spy and, as it happens, an Avenger.Created by Stan Lee, Don Rico and Don Heck, the character was originally an adversary of Iron Man. She was a Russian spy from the very beginning, even if her iconography took years to evolve. Nat continued to tussle with Iron Man and the Avengers until she defected to the U.S. in the late 1960s and eventually joined the team many years later. Her costume, red hair, and hourglass logo all evolved alongside her transition from antagonist to hero.Nat’s loyalties and how they changed in the MCU is still a source of conjecture; we only have the scant details from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron to go by. This lack of concrete backstory left many expecting the film to be set prior to her debut in Iron Man 2 and reveal how S.H.I.E.L.D. turned her against her former spymasters. Some of those ideas will clearly still be part of the film, as the trailer leans hard into her former spy “family. Their communal origin story will no doubt be key to solving the film s central conflict.The Red Room and Yelena Belova(Photo by Marvel Studios)As mentioned back in Age of Ultron, Nat is the product of a Soviet-era program known as The Red Room, implemented to create deep-cover spies. Its roots go back to World War II, as discovered on the Agent Carter television series, but the Red Room never seemed to make the impact of, say, Hydra. In fact, it is unclear if the program had any affiliation with Hydra or any of the other established covert agencies in the Marvel world. But one thing is clear from Nat’s flashbacks in Ultron – there were other Black Widows like her.One such Widow is Yelena Belova (played by Florence Pugh in the film). Created by Devin Grayson and J.G. Jones and fully introduced in 1999’s Black Widow miniseries, the character first served as a new foil for Nat before becoming a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. herself. As a Black Widow trained by the Russian Federation’s successor intelligence agency, Belova sets out to eliminate Nat so she can be the only Black Widow. Eventually, the character received her own Black Widow miniseries and became aligned with Hydra, who turned her into another Super-Adaptoid. She eventually became Black Widow once more and vowed to eliminate the remaining Hydra forces behind Nat’s apparent death.With her association to the Red Room – where both she and Nat were trained in the comics and in the films – and Hydra, it certainly feels like the film will take some cues from the fact that elements of the organization still operated after the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. Will she turn out to be some sort of double agent? As Avengers: Endgame proved, there is still power in the phrase Hail Hydra, and it would not be a great shock to hear Belova say it either as a true allegiance or to cover herself in a sticky situation.Also, it is still unclear if the film will address the seeming incongruity of Johansson playing a woman trained in the U.S.S.R., where the Red Room treated its agents with a longevity serum – an idea which may finally come into play during the film. Additionally, the Red Room survived the collapse of the Soviet Union in the comics, so both Nat and Belova could have been trained to protect the interests of the successor Russian Federation.Behold A Red Guardian(Photo by Marvel Studios)Nat’s family also includes Alexi Shostakov (David Harbour), who Marvel comics fans will recognize as the second Red Guardian. Back in the comics, he was Nat’s husband – something we suspect may be played for laughs in the film – and a pilot of high regard before he was convinced to become the Soviet equivalent of Captain America. Nat believed him dead while he trained for his new role, but he was actually killed after revealing his identity to Nat, who had defected to the US by then. Curiously, a Life Model Decoy of Shostakov later emerged and took the name “Ronin” – the same name Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) used during the five year gap in Endgame.From the trailer, we see the Red Guardian days are long behind him. In fact, it seems Nat and Belova need to break him out of prison before they can complete their new mission. Harbour gives him a playful, gregarious demeanor, which suits him even if his costume is a little snug.But also, we love anytime the MCU hints at a forgotten superhero history between WWII and the debut of Iron Man. See also: Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) operating as Ant-Man and the Wasp in the 1980s. Red Guardian, with his more over Soviet iconography, totally plays into that lost era.Enter TaskmasterRyan FujitaniThough only glimpsed in a handful of moments during the trailer, Marvel Comics Taskmaster will make his debut in the MCU with Black Widow. Created by David Michelinie and George Perez, Taskmaster first appeared in 1980’s Avengers #195 and #196 as a mercenary capable of matching the Avengers powers and tactics, thanks to “photographic reflexes” that allowed him to replicate his opponents actions. Over the years, he’s trained other villains and even forcibly educated the heroes. Unfortunately, it comes at the cost of his personal memories, but as he and his wife both served in S.H.I.E.L.D., she acted as his external memory and handler in the criminal underworld.Considering the film s time frame, it is easy to imagine both Taskmaster and his wife as Hydra agents who survived the Avengers attempts to root them out of S.H.I.E.L.D. and other governments. It’s a good motivation to go after Nat, who revealed Hydra’s plot to the world back in The Winter Soldier. But considering the Marvel movies trade in big misdirects, the person potentially pulling Taskmasters strings must be a shocking reveal Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) perhaps?Alternatively, it could be Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz), who appears in the trailer as, seemingly, the mother in a family unit composed of Shostakov, Nat, and Belova. But the character, as designed by Ralph Macchio (not the actor) and George Perez, despised Nat during their time in the service of Mother Russia. She took on the name of Iron Maiden and became a freelance mercenary. Eventually, she joined a group of assassins paid to kill Nat, but was unsuccessful. As it happens, her costume in the comics is not dissimilar from the Taskmaster glimpsed in the trailer although, Taksmaster certainly has a more distinctive, theatrical flair so it could be possible she is the one under the mask. Or, at the very least, she is putting events in motion to serve her own ends.The Gap Between Civil War and Infinity War(Photo by Marvel Studios)So we need to talk about Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross (William Hurt). His voice is heard in the trailer and he can be seen in one shot, but portrayed as a curiously younger man than he would be by the time of Civil War. This might be a flashback to Nat s first encounter with him maybe he aided in her original defection? but his questions to Nat in the trailer suggest Ross may actually prompt Nat to make her pilgrimage to Russia.That suggests Ross actually finds her while she’s on the run, and considering he was one of the Sokovia Accords’ biggest proponents, he must have a very good reason not to bring her in, make a public show, and put her in the Raft. Then again, Ross has always been a squirrely guy despite his dedication to protecting the United States, so maybe the Red Room is a larger direct threat to national interests than the trailer lets on. It is presented entirely from Nat’s point of view, so Ross s real ambitions will be quite ambiguous for the moment.But the outcome of Black Widow may fill in some gaps left in the story between Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. Nat’s actions may help Clint and Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) cut their deals. It may also reveal why Nat ultimately met up with Captain America’s (Chris Evans) team in Europe. Also, with the legacy of the Red Room finally public, it will complete Nat s journey as set up in Age of Ultron.That leaves just one question this trailer cannot answer: how is it a Phase Four film? Considering Belova also operates under the name Black Widow in the comics, it is possible the film’s whole purpose is to set her up as Nat’s backup in the present day. Or, if this is all just some sort of phantasm occurring in that soul space, it may be setting up Nat’s eventual return to Earth. But considering how sneakily Captain Marvel set up ideas for both Avengers: Endgame and the seeming Phase Four conflict, we expect Black Widow s connection to future events in the MCU will be its biggest surprise.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
(Photo by Fox Searchlight / courtesy Everett Collection)20 Movies To Watch If You Loved Jojo RabbitWhen director Taika Waititi isn t busy making Thor the funniest character in the MCU, he takes the time to stay true to his quirky indie roots, releasing movies like Jojo Rabbit. It s about a young Nazi boy with an imaginary Hitler friend, whose mother is hiding a Jewish teenaged girl in their home. It s also up for Best Picture in this year s Oscars race.It s a high-wire act mining jokes out of World War II, and when the film came out there were immediate and mostly favorable comparisons to Jojo s forebears like Charlie Chaplin s The Great Dictator, To Be or Not to Be, Life Is Beautiful, and the original The Producers. And speaking of Mel Brooks, he lends his wisdom for documentary The Last Laugh, which explores the boundaries of humor in the face of human horror and catastrophe. Meanwhile, Train of Life is just as funny as any of the movies mentioned so far, and remains criminally underseen.Using a child s perspective to explore the origins and horrors of World War II is an evocative yet risky technique. If successful, it creates empathy in the viewer. When it fails, critics and audiences will deem it exploitative. Come and See is arguably the most memorable of this type of film, but be warned it is not a comedy and will mess you up. It s also a masterpiece. Forbidden Games and Au Revoir Les Enfants are gentler classics, and just about as affecting and powerful. If you re not a blubbering mess by the end of those and want even more World War II movies from kids point of views, try The Tin Drum, The Diary of Anne Frank, or The Boy In the Striped Pajamas.Beyond World War II, there have been a lot of great films as seen through the eyes of youth that unearth truths for people across all ages. Peter Brook s adaptation of The Lord of the Flies explores how authoritarian tendencies develop organically when left unchecked. Pan s Labyrinth uses fantasy to help a young girl engage with and escape the darkness of reality. Beasts of the Southern Wild, Where the Wild Things Are, and The Florida Project all use the power of imagination to create better worlds for their young heroes.And if you re just looking for a rousing adventure of young lovers on the run (and also in scouting uniforms), see Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson. Waititi shares the same comedic sensibility and timing as Anderson, as seen in Jojo Rabbit and his earlier efforts, Boy and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
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亚博ag Adjusted Score: -1% Critics Consensus: A stellar series perfect for anyone looking for a little hope, Stargirl is delightful fun the whole family can enjoy.
Debbie DayFALL 2020 TV SURVEY: 30 MOST ANTICIPATED NEW SHOWSFor Rotten Tomatoes’ annual Fall TV Survey, we asked 1,000 of our users what they’re most looking forward to in the coming TV season and to reflect on the best shows from seasons past.When film and television production shut down in March, it threw a wrench into the TV production schedule for the rest of the year. Sadly, plenty of series that were initially supposed to premiere in 2020 are now being pushed to 2021 (and potentially beyond). So, while Rotten Tomatoes users were most pumped about the first Disney+ MCU series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, it looks as though they re going to have to wait a little longer for the Anthony Mackie–Sebastian Stan vehicle.But there s still plenty of great television hitting the small screen this year: The No. 1 new show that Rotten Tomatoes users are most looking forward to seeing is The Stand, CBS All Access take on the post-apocalyptic Stephen King story that premieres later this year. In second is The Haunting of Bly Manor, the follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House from the same creative team (and much of the same cast).The gender splits were pretty even, with men and women anticipating each of the titles in pretty similar amounts, though more women are excited for the latest Ryan Murphy–Sarah Paulson collaboration, Netflix s Ratched (inspired by One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest), and more men are looking forward to Hulu s remake of the beloved animated series Animaniacs.Disagree with the survey results? Tell us in the comments who you think should have made the list or have been ranked higher.Updated: The list has been updated since publication to correct an error in the ranking. 玩法也更多样：在《庆余年》手游中武器随心切换，同一种武器有着不同的技能套路，不同的技能组合有不同的效果，不仅提升了战斗的自由度，玩家还可以开发出更多组合打发，体验不同形式的战斗乐趣。