鸿图2代理采用百度引擎3（Baidu 3）Where was Simu Liu when Kevin Feige called to let him know he’d landed the lead role in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings? At home in his underwear stuffing his face with shrimp crackers, he reveals in this hilarious and insightful extended interview with Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley. The epic and already Certified Fresh new Marvel Studios film arrives exclusively in theaters September 3, and ahead of the movie’s release, Coley sat down with Liu and co-stars Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, and Florian Munteanu to talk about their entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, the foursome reflects on working with legendary Hong Kong actor Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, the importance of Shang-Chi to the Asian community, the movie’s incredibly choreographed action sequences, and – inspired by Zhang’s character Xialing’s underground fight club – each pick their dream MCU head-to-head cage matches. Who wants to see Shang-Chi throw the Hulk around like a rag doll? Tune in to find out and let us know what you thought of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in the comments.Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is in theaters from Friday September 3, 2021. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
Is Andy Serkis the Best Choice to Direct Venom 2?With Andy Serkis set to direct the sequel, will we finally see a Fresh Venom movie?Posted by The Rotten Tomatoes Channel on Tuesday, August 6, 20192018 s Venom wasn t a big hit with critics, but audiences certainly felt different about it, to the tune of an 81% Audience Score and over 0 million worldwide in box office receipts. That was a big win for Sony, who immediately set to work planning a sequel. It was only very recently that we learned who the studio was considering as a replacement for Ruben Fleischer, who helmed the first one, and the trio of names included Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, Bumblebee), and the king of mo-cap himself, Andy Serkis.But on Tuesday of this week, Sony officially announced that Serkis had landed the job, prompting a lot of interesting questions. Does this mean Sony is looking to lean into motion capture more than CGI for the sequel? Will Woody Harrelson, who previously worked with Fleischer and co-starred in a film alongside Serkis, still return to portray the role that was teased at the end of the first film? And most importantly, is Andy Serkis even the right choice to direct the film? We dive into all of that in this episode of our new show, The Ketchup, which covers the latest movie and TV news and what it means to you. Watch the video above and let us know in the comments what you think about Andy Serkis as the director of Venom 2!Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.鸿图2代理导读：最近很多玩家都在关注宠物魔法这款手游，想知道具体的公测时间，宠物魔法会经过封测、删档内测、不删档测试到最终的公测等几个测试阶段，才会正式上线宠物魔法安卓或iOS版本，有很多玩家就会问小编宠物魔法什么时候公测，究竟什么时候出呢？今天小编就为大家提供如何快速地知道宠物魔法开放下载和公测的时间，你就可以最快知道宠物魔法公测时间了！
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9.61.7 2月喜迎The curtain closed on the 44th Toronto International Film Festival this past weekend, and while several crucial pieces of the awards season puzzle are still missing, we can just about decipher the image, and it is looking glorious. Taika Waititi s Nazi satire Jojo Rabbit rebounded from a mixed initial critical reception to win the Grolsch People’s Choice Award, while previous festival favorites Marriage Story and Cannes Palme d Or winner Parasite were the first and second runners-up, respectively. A few notable contenders were missing from Toronto’s screens this year, including James Gray s Ad Astra, the yet-to-be-completed Little Women starring Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep, the Fox News sexual harassment tale Bombshell, and the Martin Scorsese gangster epic The Irishman, featuring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci.As the unofficial end of the festival season s opening act, the Toronto International Film Festival remains an essential stop on the way to Oscar glory, and the Grolsch People s Choice Award has become an increasingly prescient indicator of Best Picture chances nine of the last 10 winners of the former have earned nominations for the latter, including last year s eventual Best Picture-winner, Green Book. As we move into the heart of awards season, it will take more than just star power and reputation to take home that golden statuette, but with such heavyweights as Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Meryl Streep, Joaquin Phoenix, Leonardo Dicaprio, Laura Dern, and Brad Pitt in the mix, competition will be fierce. Here are our key takeaways from this year s Toronto International Film Festival.Festival Favorites Continue to Impress
Tiffany Haddish has been a comedy queen since her breakout role in 2017 s Girls Trip, and Rose Byrne has proven her own chops in several projects, most notably in 2011 s Bridesmaids. Throw in a scenery-chewing Salma Hayek, and you d be forgiven for assuming the result would be a surefire hit. The reviews for Like a Boss, however, would indicate otherwise. Haddish and Byrne play Mia and Mel, a pair of odd-couple BFFs who run a modest cosmetics company together but are deep in debt. When they decide to sell 51% of their company to Hayek s makeup mogul Claire Luna and their business begins to tank, Mel and Mia find themselves at odds with each other, even as they must work together to take Claire down and save their brand. Like a Boss isn t without its share of laughs, with its heavy dose of physical humor and raunchy jokes, but critics say the film doesn t explore Mel and Mia s relationship deeply enough to make their redemptive turnaround feel earned. Plus, thanks to a repetitive series of clashes and reconciliations and a story whose turns are stale and predictable, it feels longer than its 83-minute runtime. Haddish and Byrne have solid chemistry, and they and Hayek appear to be having fun, but that s one of the few bright spots Like a Boss offers, so if you aren t a particularly big fan of any of the stars, you may find yourself counting the ways in which it could have been a better movie.
Country fame. Featuring Chinese star Liu Yifei as the titular character and a host of other Chinese legends like Donnie Yen, Gong Li, and Jet Li, this one is poised to conquer the global box office and – if it taps into the animated original s magic – our hearts.Antebellum (2020) 30%Directed by: Gerard Bush, Christopher RenzStarring: Janelle Monáe, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Eric LangePremiering on VOD on: September 18, 2020 (formerly August 21, 2020)This psychological mystery s first teaser trailer didn t give a whole lot away, which is probably a good thing. We do know from the film s synopsis that it centers on a successful writer played by Janell Monáe who becomes trapped in some sort of alternate reality possibly one set in the slavery-era American South and must figure out a way to break free. It s definitely giving off some Get Out and Us vibes, which isn t too surprising, considering the film has played up the fact that the producer of those films is behind this one as well.The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) 89%Directed by: Aaron SorkinStarring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Michael KeatonOpening on: September 25, 2020 (Limited) followed by premiere on Netflix on October 16, 2020Aaron Sorkin began writing the script for this historical drama back in 2007, but the project suffered several setbacks that delayed it for more than a decade. Now, with an impressive cast on board and Sorkin in the director s chair, we ll finally get his retelling of the controversial trial of seven men who were charged with conspiracy and inciting to riot during the anti-Vietnam War protests in the late 1960s.OctoberRoald Dahl's The Witches (2020) 49%Directed by: Robert ZemeckisStarring: Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley TucciOpening on: October 22, 2020 (on HBO Max in the US), October 28, 2020 (in theaters worldwide)Robert Zemeckis will direct this remake of Roald Dahl s The Witches, which was first brought to the big screen by director Nicolas Roeg in 1990. Zemeckis has some big shoes to fill: the original tale of an annual convention of the world s witches that is interrupted by an inquisitive young boy sits at 100% on the Tomatometer (and its opening sequence has been terrifying young kids for decades). Anne Hathaway, who will star as the Grand High Witch, has even bigger shoes to fill, though: Anjelica Huston s performance as the world s head witch has made the character one of the most memorable kids villains in cinema.NovemberMank (2020) 83%Directed by: David FincherStarring: Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Tuppence Middleton, Charles DanceOpening on: November 13, 2020 (limited, followed by release on Netflix on December 4)Working from a script written by his father Jack Fincher, director David Fincher tackles a piece of Hollywood history in Mank, which centers on screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz s battles with Orson Welles over writing credits on Welles masterpiece Citizen Kane. Gary Oldman is set to star in the title role, with supporting turns from Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, and Tuppence Middleton.Happiest Season (2020) 82%Directed by: Clea DuVallStarring: Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Mary Steenburgen, Victor Garber, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Dan LevyOpening on: November 25, 2020Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis star in this holiday rom-com about a woman who plans to propose to her girlfriend at her family s holiday party, only to discover she hasn t come out to her conservative parents. This is actress-writer-director Clea DuVall s sophomore feature, which she co-wrote with Mary Holland, and it should be out just in time for Thanksgiving.The Croods: A New Age (2020) 77%Directed by: Joel CrawfordStarring: Ryan Reynolds, Nicolas Cage, Emma StoneOpening on: November 25, 2020We don t know if the creatures in The Croods were prehistorically accurate, but we do know the family adventure was prehysterical! (Sorry about that.) The whole family returns for the sequel, with Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, and more reprising their roles. Original co-director Kirk DeMicco is off making Vivo (see November releases), and so first-time feature director Joel Crawford, a veteran story artist, takes the reins.DecemberSoul (2020) 95%Directed by: Pete DocterStarring: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, John Ratzenberger, Daveed DiggsOpening on: December 25, 2020 on Disney+ (formerly November 20, 2020)The second Pixar offering of the year features Jamie Foxx as a jazz-loving middle school teacher whose soul is separated from his body during an accident and transported to a training center for newer souls preparing to enter the bodies of newborn babies. There, he meets a soul in training (voiced by Tina Fey) who has been trapped there for years.Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) 58%Directed by: Patty JenkinsStarring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro PascalOpening in theaters and streaming on HBO Max on: December 25, 2020As villain Cheetah, Bridemaids’ Kristen Wiig climbs aboard the Wonder Woman sequel, which sees Gal Gadot returning to her Amazon-princess role that catapulted the first film to a 2.5 million box office, a Certified Fresh 92% Tomatometer score, and the No. 2 spot in our list of the 64 Best Superhero Movies of All Time. The action is set during the Cold War in the ’80s and finds Chris Pine reappearing as Wonder Woman’s love interest Steve Trevor, despite his apparent death in the first film.Promising Young Woman (2020) 90%Directed by: Emerald FennellStarring: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Laverne Cox, Alison Brie, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Adam Brody, Connie Britton, Molly ShannonOpening on: December 25, 2020 (formerly April 17, 2020)Killing Eve showrunner Emerald Fennell makes her feature writing and directing debut with this thriller starring Carey Mulligan as a vigilante who pretends to be drunk at bars, luring men who claim they want to help her, and then confronts them when their advances inevitably turn sexual.Jan-Mar | Apr-June | July-Sep | Oct-Dec | TBDBreakdown of 2020 Movie DelaysThe Best Movies of 2019 | The Most Anticipated Movies of 2020Thumbnail images by Joshua Richards/©Searchlight Pictures, ©Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., ©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
This Week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering titles like Buck Rogers, Cleopatra, Furiosa, The Others, and Tut.This WEEK S TOP STORYMAD MAX: FURY ROAD PREQUEL LANDS THREE SUPERHERO STARS(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough, Kristin Callahan, Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)Director George Miller is getting closer to a filming start date for Furiosa, his prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road (Certified Fresh at 97%), about the life of Charlize Theron s character before she became well, the person she was in Mad Max: Fury Road. Back in March, we first heard that Miller was considering casting Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Emma.) as the younger Furiosa, and this week, that casting was confirmed. In addition to Taylor-Joy (who played Magik in The New Mutants), however, Miller has also cast Australian star Chris Hemsworth (Marvel s Thor, obviously) and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who played both Black Manta in Aquaman and Doctor Manhattan in HBO s Watchmen (our apologies if that s a spoiler for a show that aired a year ago). Hemsworth will reportedly play a character called Dementus who has a huge silver scar on his face, and Abdul-Mateen will play a character called Pretorian. Those names seem to confirm that the film will indeed be set in post-apocalyptic times, and not, as some might have guessed, before the end of the world. Tom Hardy is not expected to reprise his role as Mad Max, as his character would be much younger, and also because Max and Furiosa did not seem to know each other before they met in Fury Road. There is no release date yet for Furiosa, but George Miller plans to start filming in 2021, which suggests a date in 2022 or 2023. You can read here what Anya Taylor-Joy is already saying about being cast as Furiosa, and read here to find out what Miller might have planned for the prequel.Other Top Headlines1. GAL GADOT TO REUNITE WITH PATTY JENKINS FOR CLEOPATRA (Photo by Derek Storm/Everett Collection)Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world still hasn t seen Wonder Woman 1984, the second collaboration between star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins following their work together on the first Wonder Woman (Certified Fresh at 93%). We ve known for a while that Gadot and Jenkins have plans to eventually make a third Wonder Woman movie together, but what we didn t know until this week is that, in the meantime, they will be reuniting for another movie about a heroine with ancient mythologial roots. Gadot is now attached to star in and Patty Jenkins will direct Paramount Pictures Cleopatra biopic, based on the life of Cleopatra VII, the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt. Cleopatra has been a favorite epic subject for Hollywood since its earliest days, including Cecil B. DeMille s 1934 film starring Claudette Colbert and the 1963 film starring Elizabeth Taylor. There have been many attempts at Cleopatra biopics over the last several years, including one at Sony Pictures that in the past had both Angelina Jolie and Lady Gaga possibly in talks to star. That Sony project has been in development for over 10 years, and it s not known at this point whether Sony will push forward to compete with the Gal Gadot version, or whether Sony has given up on Cleopatra completely.2. OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR OF HAIR LOVE TO ANIMATE LIFE OF KING TUT(Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)Marvel Studios Black Panther was an milestone for many reasons, but one of them was that it achieved a level of live-action production design and world building that one more usually associates with animation. That style is called afrofuturism, and we re soon going to get a Sony Pictures Animation feature film called Tut, which will interpret the life of young Egyptian pharaoh King Tutankamun through an afrofutristic vision. Tut will be the animated feature film debut of director Matthew A. Cherry, who won the Academy Award this year for Best Animated Short for Hair Love (which you can watch on Facebook right here). Cherry s vision for Tut will take audiences on a journey through ancient Egypt and celebrate a culture that introduced the world to countless modern conventions and technologies. There is no voice casting news for Tut yet, and given the production time for major animated films, we probably can t expect to see it released until 2023 or later. Matthew A. Cherry will also be producing a 12 episode Hair Love spin-off series for HBO Max called Young Love.3. JOAQUIN PHOENIX GETS GOOD PART AS BONAPARTE IN KITBAG (Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)Just last week, we learned that 90 year old Clint Eastwood is preparing to direct and star in his next movie Cry Macho, and this week, another director who s nearly as old also announced a major new project. 82-year-old Ridley Scott wrapped filming this week on The Last Duel, starring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Adam Driver, and then in March, he will start filming Gucci, starring Lady Gaga. And then, after that (at which point he will be 83), Scott will direct Joaquin Phoenix in the epic Napoleon Bonaparte biopic Kitbag. The title reportedly refers to the kitbags carried by soldiers during war, and the expression that there is a general s staff hidden in every soldier s kitbag. The ambitious biopic will reportedly cover Napoleon s, swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine. Although Napoleon was a popular subject in Hollywood s earliest years, there hasn t been a major such movie since 1970 s Waterloo (Rotten at 27%), the box office failure of which is often cited as the reason why Stanley Kubrick gave up on his own Napoleon biopic in which Jack Nicholson would have starred.4. SELENA GOMEZ TO STAR IN BLACK SWAN-STYLE THRILLER SET IN FASHION WORLD(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Although Selena Gomez has stayed busy with her music (and the videos that go with it), supporting roles in movies like The Dead Don t Die (Rotten at 54%), and a Woody Allen movie few people have seen, you actually have to go back four years to 2016 and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (Fresh at 64%) to find a movie in which Gomez had a prominent role (and even that was as part of an ensemble). Gomez appears intent on fixing that soon, with this week s new project, and also the recent news that Gomez s voice role in Hotel Transylvania 4 may be larger than we originally thought. Gomez will produce ( and will likely also star) in a psychological horror film for STXfilms called Dollhouse, which is being compared to Black Swan, but set in the fashion world of New York City. Gomez s producing partners on Dollhouse will include Shaun Levy s 21 Laps Entertainment, whose filmography includes Arrival, Fist Fight, Kin, and Ryan Reynolds upcoming action movie Free Guy. (This probably goes without saying, but just to be clear, Selena Gomez s Dollhouse also has nothing to do with the FOX TV series starring Eliza Dushku.)5. SAMMY DAVIS JR. MAY BE FIRST RAT PACK MEMBER TO GET HIS OWN BIOPIC (Photo by Everett Collection)Over the last 20 years or so, there have been a few different attempts to adapt the lives of famous 1950s/1960s Rat Pack members like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin as biopics, but neither ever came to be (though HBO did portray them collectively in 1998 s The Rat Pack, Rotten at 57%). With no active development for biopics about either of those crooners, it s now looking more likely that the first major feature film about the life of a Rat Pack member will instead be about the life of Sammy Davis, Jr. Lena Waithe (Master of None, Ready Player One) is producing the Sammy Davis, Jr. biopic with MGM, and the screenplay will be adapted from the memoir Sammy Davis Jr: My Father by his daughter Tracey Davis. Sammy Davis Jr. had many personal distinctions, including both African American and Jewish heritage, multiple starring film roles, and several songs that made it to the Top 20 pop charts, including Something s Gotta Give, Love Me or Leave Me, and I ve Got to Be Me (possibly a great title for his biopic?).6. GODZILLA PRODUCERS REBOOTING CLASSIC SCI-FI HERO BUCK ROGERS (Photo by ©NBC courtesy Everett Collection)We re all so used to science fiction and superheroes that we can easily take it for granted that they ve always been around, but the origins for many genre concepts are relatively new. For example, it was only 92 years ago in 1928 that the sci-fi adventurer Buck Rogers was first introduced (predating Flash Gordon, John Carter of Mars, and thousands of superheroes, including Superman). Although Buck Rogers went on to become a popular 1930s and 1940s comic strip and serial star, the character has been relatively underused ever since, except for the 1979-1981 TV series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (starring Gil Gerard and Erin Gray), which may be well-remembered by Generation X, but probably not by many under 40. After several months of negotiations, Legendary Entertainment, the production company behind recent reboots like Godzilla and Dune, is now in development on a new feature film that would reboot Buck Rogers, focusing on a man who wakes up from centuries of suspended animation 500 years in the future. It s not yet known which version of Buck Rogers will be adapted, including for example, whether the reboot might include characters from the TV show like Twiki the robot and Erin Gray s Wilma Deering. In tangentially related news, Walt Disney Pictures is also now developing a feature film based on the popular theme park attraction Space Mountain.7. SANDRA BULLOCK S ADVENTURE TO THE LOST CITY OF D (Photo by ©Warner Bros.)It might feel a lot longer ago than 2009, but that was indeed the year that the romantic comedy The Proposal (Rotten at 45%), which as it turned out, was sort of one of the last hurrahs for the romantic comedy genre as a major Hollywood release (they re more common these days on streamers than in major theatrical releases). But when people do eventually go back to movie theaters post-COVID-19, they are still going to want date movies, so it s not at all surprising that some rom-coms are still in development, especially when they re hybrids with other genres. Sandra Bullock will produce and is attached to star in a Paramount Pictures romantic adventure called The Lost City of D, which is being compared to the 1984 classic Romancing the Stone. Although he s not signed, the producers reportedly also hope to recruit Bullock s Proposal co-star Ryan Reynolds to join her in their first movie together since. Sandra Bullock will star as an author who discovers that the fictional city she s written about is actually real, leading her to try to discover its location. The most recent screenplay draft was written by Dana Fox (Isn t It Romantic, Couples Retreat).8. ANIMATED WIZARD OF OZ SPINOFF MOVIE IN THE WORKS FOR DOROTHY S LITTLE DOG TOTO TOO (Photo by Everett Collection)Children s author L. Frank Baum wrote 14 Oz books, but the argument could be made that the amazing success of The Wizard of Oz has left such an overwhelming legacy that the other books were not adapted as frequently (or at all) as they would have been if the 1939 The Wizard of Oz had never existed. (Of course, the Oz would has indeed been revisited, usually as reimaginings like the Broadway musical Wicked, or the R B musical The Wiz.) Warner Animation Group is now developing another film in that vein, as the studio has made a deal with two-time Tony-nominated director Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!) to direct their musical adaptation of the book Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of The Wizard of Oz, which, as the title suggests, is basically the same story but from the perspective of Dorothy s dog. The most recent movie from Warner Animation Group was the prequel Scoob!, which ended up going to VOD because of the pandemic, but the Toto movie is reportedly still fully intended for a theatrical release (given how long animation takes, Toto is still a few years away anyway).9. THE OTHERS IS GETTING A REMAKE(Photo by (c)Dimension Films courtesy Everett Collection)It seems like most movie remakes come from about 20-30 years earlier for example, the 1980s had lots of 1950s remakes, and the 2000s and 2010s had a lot of remakes from the 1980s. So, as we re now 20 years from the year 2000, we can expect to see remakes of movies from the aughts start to appear, and one such project made the news this week. Universal Pictures is partnering with Sentient Entertainment (TV s Feud: Bette and Joan) to develop a remake of the 2001 supernatural thriller The Others ( Certified Fresh at 83% ), starring Nicole Kidman as a mother struggling to protect her children from a supernatural menace in their home. The original movie was set in England in 1945, but it s possible the remake may have a different setting (possibly modern times, or any other decade). It s also not yet known who will be adapting the screenplay, or who will be directing the film.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
(Photo by Jay Maidment/Walt Disney Studios)All Chris Hemsworth Movies RankedOut of all the Avengers stars, Chris Hemsworth had the easiest time selling his character to the world. Not just because he looks like a Norse god when you give him a hammer and a funny hat, but because audiences had virtually seen no other prior Hemsworth performances to influence their perception of him. Before arriving on American shores, Hemsworth shot 171 episodes of long-running Australian soap Home and Away (approximately 2.5% of total episodes to date). He made a notable corpse in the Star Trek reboot as George Kirk in the opening scene. And that about sums up Hemsworth s pre-Thor career.Since his 2011 MCU debut, Hemsworth has shown a loyalty not just to franchises (he s been in both Huntsman movies, and came back for Star Trek Into Darkness) but directors, like Ron Howard (Rush, In the Heart of the Sea) and Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, Bad Time as the El Royale). It suggests Hemsworth is an affable sort, a quality that helped him steer Thor through two decent-to-average movies before blossoming in the renegade Thor: Ragnarok, and becoming the true hero of Avengers: Infinity War.Most recently, he had one of the first post-quarantine movie hits with Netflix s Extraction, a rough action throwback produced by the Russo brothers. And he ll be back in the MCU for 2022 s Thor: Love Thunder. And now, we re taking a look back on every Chris Hemsworth movie ranked by Tomatometer!
1. Steven Spielberg Remains Very Much InvolvedExecutive Producer Steven Spielberg, who also produced the original Animaniacs and was involved in every aspect of production, returns for the revival. Wellesley Wild, one of the two new showrunners, told Rotten Tomatoes that the new episodes are very much the brainchild of Spielberg, who gets an appearance in the very first of the new episodes with a Jurassic Park parody. Steven really wanted to set the show in the right direction from the start, Wild explained. He really had a specific vision for the show in mind, and we tried to realize what he had in his head, to imbue the show with the balance of cartoon violence, satire, and meta-humor from the original episodes. 2. It s Just Like You Remember, But With Some Updates(Photo by Amblin Television/Warner Bros. Animation)A lot has changed in animation over the past 22 years. Not only in the way shows are made, but also in what they do and say. Animaniacs is no longer the only comedy with meta-humor in a world with Community or Adventure Time. So there s a lot riding on the new episodes to feel both like the originals, while also doing something that contemporary cartoons aren t doing, and co-showrunner Gabe Swarr knows this. In the olden days they used different animation studios for different episodes, Swarr said. So we contacted one of them directly and asked how they went about it and really leaned into the way they animated the characters. Adhering and staying as close as possible to the original and only changing what was necessary to bring it up to date was the number one goal, Wild added. We re obviously pulling from more relevant social commentary and cultural events; for example, Dot flexes her feminist muscles a little more in the revival than she did in the original, and she s sort of a more assertive character. 3. It s Like No Time Has Passed for the Cast(Photo by Amblin Television/Warner Bros. Animation)Though Animaniacs has new writers and showrunners, the main cast remains the same, with Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, and Maurice LaMarche returning as Yakko (and Pinky), Wakko, Dot (and Brain), respectively.Though the show has been off the air for 22 years, the cast has never been as ready to return to being zany. It was like putting on a favorite pair of pants, LaMarche said. It was great, man. Literally falling back into something we ve loved all these years and nobody needed any reminders. It was just like getting the band back together. Harnell agreed: The thing is that we ve been doing the Comic-Con circuit for at least 10 years, and we do script readings where people want to interact with us as Pinky and the Brain, or Wakko the Great Wakkorotti. Those muscles have been kept in shape for a decade at least, just waiting to be brought out into actual animated cells. 4. Expect New Music Genres and Parodies(Photo by Amblin Television/Warner Bros. Animation)One of the most memorable aspects of Animaniacs is its music, particularly its songs. What other show is able to make a song rhyming every word in the dictionary, or every U.S. President until Clinton? So expectations are high for the new songwriter team to stand out at a time where animated shows with musical numbers are not a rarity anymore. Still, there may be a few surprises up the show s sleeve. There are so many new genres that have become popular since the show ended in the late nineties, Wild said. So we re using K-pop, reggaeton, and just about everything in the new episodes. Harnell teased the return of Broadway-style numbers. Without giving too much away, I can say that we did a really amazing parody of one of my all-time favorite Broadway musicals, Harnell said.Animaniacs has always maintained a balance between modern references and obscure, classic-Hollywood references, so to have a song parody the 1959 William Castle horror film The Tingler is a good sign for fans of the original episodes. There is an episode in which Dr. Scratchansniff sings a song about the Tickler, who s like this scary thing like the Tingler, Paulsen said.5. One Joke Was Changed Because of the Pandemic(Photo by Amblin Television/Warner Bros. Animation)Though Animaniacs prides itself on speaking about current issues, animation takes a long time to be produced. The first of the new episodes even comments on the lag and includes a segment
鸿图2代理 Adam Sandler could be eyeing his first Oscar nomination if the buzz out of Telluride and the Toronto International Film Festival for his newest film, Uncut Gems, is anything to go by. Reviews for the Safdie brothers (Good Time) latest are glowing, with critics singling out Sandler for career-best work as a jewelry dealer in Manhattan’s Diamond District who finds himself pursued by criminals when a precious gem goes missing. Rotten Tomatoes Editor Jacqueline Coley spoke to Sandler and co-stars Idina Menzel, Lakeith Stanfield, and Julia Fox in Toronto, where the raves were still pouring in. The four talk about working with the Josh and Benny Safdie, two of cinema’s most sought-after and buzzed-about directors; sharing the screen with NBA legend Kevin Garnett and musician The Weeknd; and finding pockets of calm on the set of such a kinetic film.