不知道玩家们有没有发现，当初王者荣耀下载的时候，也才1个多G。但是，轮到英雄联盟手游之后，首次下载就需要。不得不说，这个内存对一些玩家也是直接劝退了，因为王者荣耀已经需要10个多G了。可以说，LOL手游这3个弊端太明显了，尤其是需要的下载内存，直接劝退了一大部分玩家。这也难怪，有玩家入坑1个小时后就退游了，哈哈。 Based on the psychological horror novel by Iain Reid, I’m Thinking of Ending Things is the latest head trip from Charlie Kaufman (Synecdoche, New York), this one a Netflix Original. The first reviews of the movie are predominantly positive, but there’s a consensus that it’s not for everyone given that the filmmaker’s usual non-literal and existentialist storytelling leads to some very weird places. But even if you’re not the biggest fan of Kaufman, you might find enjoyment in the performances by leads Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons as a couple heading to meet his parents — as well as Toni Collette and David Thewlis as those parents — in the closest we get to a straightforward plot.Here’s what critics are saying about I’m Thinking of Ending Things:Will Charlie Kaufman fans like it?It’s Kaufman’s best film yet as a director. James Clay, Fresh Fiction[It’s] his most tender film: his intricate flourishes are in service of something far gentler and open-hearted than any of his previous work. Luke Gorham, In Review OnlineI m Thinking of Ending Things is by far his bleakest, so steeped in suffocating anxiety it should come with a mental health advisory. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterIt’s possibly Kaufman’s most challenging work yet. Whether that challenge will reward you depends on your taste and tolerance. John Nugent, Empire MagazineI’m Thinking of Ending Things feels like both an act of self-parody for its director and also a radical departure from his previous work…it takes Kaufman’s usual fixations and turns them inside out. David Ehrlich, IndieWireWhich of his films is it most reminiscent of?I’m Thinking of Ending Things is even stranger than Kaufman’s 2008 directing debut Synecdoche, New York. Matt Goldberg, ColliderA perfect companion piece for the physical deterioration on display in Synecdoche… [but] I’m Thinking of Ending Things is completely focused on the interior and becomes all the more terrifying and heartbreaking in its various turns. Kyle Pinion, ScreenRexHardcore Kaufman heads will get the most out of I’m Thinking of Ending Things — although I’d rate myself as a significant admirer of his work, and this left me colder than anything he’s done since Human Nature. Matt Singer, ScreenCrush(Photo by Mary Cybulski/NETFLIX © 2020)What else is it like?Feels like a spiritual mate of sorts to Amy Seimetz’s recently released She Dies Tomorrow in its means towards pondering mortality. Tomris Laffly, The PlaylistI’m Thinking of Ending Things suggests a joyless couple out of a mediocre Woody Allen film crossed with Barton Fink. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyLinklater-esque dialogue laced with Bergman-esque dread. David Ehrlich, IndieWire[It’s] as if Alejandro Jodorowsky directed Meet The Parents. John Nugent, Empire MagazineTonally and structurally, it reminds me a lot of mother!, Darren Aronofsky’s similarly phantasmagorical tale of an unhappy couple trapped in a country house. Matt Singer, ScreenCrushWill fans of the book appreciate the adaptation?Kaufman has probably made as complex and audaciously loopy a film as admirers of Reid’s novel could have desired. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterIn adapting this generic puzzlebox setup, Kaufman demonstrates an elegance of vision elsewhere absent from his work. Luke Gorham, In Review OnlineKaufman produces a finale so close in spirit to the novel that it feels pulled from the same pages. Or at least ripped from an alternate-universe version of Reid’s book. Barry Hertz, Globe and MailViewers will probably benefit from familiarizing themselves with the source material. Hannah Woodhead, Little White LiesIf you’re trying to follow it without having read the book, it may not make a lick of sense – and even if you have, Kaufman goes in directions that Reid never did. Steve Pond, The Wrap(Photo by Mary Cybulski/NETFLIX © 2020)Does the movie work as a horror film?It’s really scary in a way that conventional scary movies really aren’t scary: insidiously disquieting and yet also somehow poignant and sad. Peter Bradshaw, Guardian[It’s] a waking nightmare — its horrors are the more mundane, existential fears of aging out of love, of relevance, of your own mind. Clint Worthington, Consequence of SoundNothing but the existential terror of our own existence… Thinking of Ending Things is awash in a sea of anxieties to drown its audience in fear and sorrow. Matt Goldberg, ColliderCharlie Kaufman, true to unique, auteur form, has crafted a story that invokes so much more than what conventional genre classification easily describes. Leigh Monson, What to WatchSo it s pretty heady?It turns out that Christopher Nolan is not the only director making long, stylish brain-teasers these days. Steve Pond, The WrapI’m Thinking of Ending Things feels less like a film about thought than it does a thought that’s been filmed. David Ehrlich, IndieWireBy the time the film’s final minutes arrive, you’ll be scratching your head and beaming with solemn understanding at the same time. Clint Worthington, Consequence of Sound(Photo by Mary Cybulski/NETFLIX © 2020)Is it maybe too weird for some viewers?The problem with I’m Thinking of Ending Things isn’t that it’s too weird, but that it’s the work of a filmmaker who keeps asking Is love possible? even when he’s stacked the deck against it. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyThe further I’m Thinking of Ending Things gets from any semblance of a recognizable reality, the less there is to care about any of the characters and what will happen to them if they ever arrive at their destination — if they even have one. Matt Singer, ScreenCrushHow are Jesse Plemons and Jessie Buckley?This is Buckley’s show, and she further cements her status as one of the gutsiest and most intuitive actors in the world. David Ehrlich, IndieWireBuckley continues her streak of grounding heavy-duty narratives with emotionally shattering interiority. Barry Hertz, Globe and MailPlemons establishes himself with this role as the heir apparent to Philip Seymour Hoffman… the tragic grandeur of his performance and the aching burden of Jake s secrets creep up on you. David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter[He’s] a first-rate actor, here suggesting the late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tightly coiled melancholy. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune[He] evokes Philip Seymour Hoffman’s torment without his passion. Owen Gleiberman, Variety(Photo by Mary Cybulski/NETFLIX © 2020)And what about Toni Collette and David Thewlis as the parents?Collette and Thewlis are easily the show-stealers, swinging moods with such vicious intensity that it’s astounding that their characters feel at all cohesive. Leigh Monson, What to WatchDavid Thewlis’ buttery British accent is coupled with venomous words that rivals his performance in Mike Leigh’s Naked. James Clay, Fresh FictionThewlis delivers the best line-reading of the year while describing the temperature during his brief appearance. Hannah Woodhead, Little White LiesCollette either escapes [Kaufman’s] grasp or was unfortunately encouraged by her director to run through a gamut of tics that not-so-fondly recall her terrorized possession in Hereditary. Barry Hertz, Globe and MailWho else deserves recognition?Jay Wadley’s flurried, virtuosic score is as much of a scene-stealer as Molly Hughes’ lived-in and creaky production design. David Ehrlich, IndieWireIt’s in the editing by Robert Frazen and the cinematography by Lukasz Zal that gives the film kinetic energy to place you right in the middle of the action, it’s almost alienating. James Clay, Fresh Fiction(Photo by Mary Cybulski/NETFLIX © 2020)So is it good or bad?It exists outside the good/bad spectrum because it is a very successful at being excruciating. It is a horror film without reprieve and without answer. Matt Goldberg, ColliderOn many levels it s a bold, brilliant work… yet in many fundamental ways, the movie is frustrating; it s frequently a hard slog, as distancing as it is illuminating. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterWith Kaufman, always, I’m willing to take the vexations along with the rewards. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune[It’s] a work unlike anything else you’re bound to see this year. It’s haunting and hilarious. Disturbing and captivating. It hypnotizes you like a cobra than goes in for a kiss instead of a bite. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmWill we need to see it more than once?I suspect that many viewers will want to rewatch the film fairly quickly, to piece together the pieces of meta narrative sprinkled throughout and to make full sense of an ending that might be a bit less definitive than expected. Leigh Monson, What to WatchI felt like I would absolutely appreciate the film more if I watched it a second time, and could not fathom having the patience to sit through it again any time soon. Matt Singer, ScreenCrushI m Thinking of Ending Things premieres on Netflix on September 4.
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(Photo by © Twentieth Century Fox)It was a huge news dump at Disney Investor Day this Thursday – the Mouse House s big day to show off and drive up all that sweet, sweet cash – with plenty for the Star Wars and Marvel Studios fans. But there were also exciting reveals beyond those two mega franchises. Check out the biggest stories of the week in TV and streaming (with some non-Disney stuff thrown in for good measure).TOP STORYFargo Creator Noah Hawley Will Spin Up FX’s Alien Series, With Ridley Scott in Talks to Executive Produce Disney Investor Day dropped SO.MUCH.NEWS. from the company’s many brands (see below), but one of the projects we’re most excited about: FX’s series adaptation of the Alien franchise. (Remember, FX and Fox s other brands all fall under the Disney umbrella since the acquisition.)FX Chairman John Landgraf announced the series, which will find Fargo and Legion creator Noah Hawley developing the project, and original 1979 Alien movie director Ridley Scott is deep in talks to serve as executive producer on the series, the first one based on the movie franchise. Speculation is that Scott might also direct episodes of Alien, as he did with the recent HBO Max series he produced, Raised by Wolves.Other TV news from Disney and related brands:New Star Wars series coming to Disney+ include Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring Ewan McGregor with Hayden Christensen returning as Darth Vader, and two series set in The Mandalorian era from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni: Rangers of the New Republic and Ahsoka, a series featuring the fan favorite character Ahsoka Tano. Also Andor, featuring the return of Diego Luna as Andor Cassian, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Star Wars: Visions, Lando, The Acolyte, and A Droid Story.Movies on the way for Disney+: Hocus Pocus 2, reboots of Three Men and a Baby with Zac Efron and Cheaper by the Dozen with Kenya Barris and Gabrielle Union, and a new Sister Act movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, who will produce with Tyler Perry.And more series projects for Disney+: Chip N Dale: Rescue Rangers, a hybrid live action-animated film starring John Mulaney and Andy Samberg; Pinocchio, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks; Peter Pan Wendy, starring Jude Law as Captain Hook and Yara Shahidi as Tinker Bell; Disenchanted, a sequel to Enchanted with Amy Adams returning as Giselle; live-action biographical films Greek Freak, about NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo, and projects about Keanon Lowe and Chris Paul; and new animated takes on Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild, starring Simon Pegg, and Night at the Museum; plus animated series based on popular animated films, including Baymax, Zootopia+, Tiana, and Moana. Plus, Disney Animation Studios will release an original Africa-set animated series, Iwájú.Pixar will produce its first-ever long-form animated series. Win or Lose for Disney+, plus other Pixar projects are heading to the streaming service, including Inside Pixar, Pixar Popcorn, Dug Days (featuring the beloved dog from UP), a Cars project, and the movie Soul and short Burrow, both debuting on Disney+ on Christmas Day 2020.Marvel projects for Disney+ that were announced, or for which new details were shared, include the Samuel L. Jackson-starrer Secret Invasion; Ironheart with Dominique Thorne as a genius inventor; Armor Wars, starring Don Cheadle as James Rhodes; WandaVision; The Falcon and The Winter Soldier; Loki; the animated series What If…?; Ms. Marvel; Hawkeye; She-Hulk, starring Tatiana Maslany with co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth (returning as Abomination); Moon Knight; a Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special; and a series of original shorts, I Am Groot.Disney+ content coming from National Geographic includes Limitless With Chris Hemsworth; Welcome to Earth featuring Will Smith; season 4 of the anthology series Genius, which will profile Martin Luther King, Jr.; the documentary film Cousteau, as well as the documentary series Secrets of the Whales; plus A Real Bug’s Life and America The Beautiful.Landgraf also announced It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has been renewed through season 18, which will make the series the longest-running live-action sitcom in TV history. Elsewhere, The Handmaid’s Tale has been renewed for a fifth season on Hulu.FX is also in talks for a two-season drama series about The Rolling Stones, and is remaking the 1980 miniseries Shōgun, based on James Clavell’s 1975 novel of the same name.It was also announced that s of Dec. 2, Disney’s portfolio of direct-to-consumer services has exceeded a total of 137 million global paid subscriptions, including 11.5 million ESPN+ subscribers, 38.8 million Hulu subscribers, and 86.8 million Disney+ subscribers.So yeah, this Disney+ thing seems to be working out for them.A Recipe for Seduction: The Lifetime Movie That’s Finger-Lickin’ WeirdKFC has already made chicken-themed Crocs. If you want to look like a bucket of the eatery’s famous fried birds, there’s a tracksuit that will help you along. And if you want your whole house to smell like the 11 herbs and spices in the brand’s secret recipe, there’s a fireplace log for that.But if KFC’s 2017 bodice-ripping book Tender Wings of Desire (a real thing, we swear) didn’t prove just how serious the company is about love, they’ve got a Colonel Sanders Lifetime movie to erase all doubts.On Dec. 13 (noon ET), Lifetime will premiere A Recipe for Seduction, a 15-minute movie (read: commercial) that stars Mario Lopez as the famed Col. Harlan Sanders, a man looking to give his heart, and his crispy friend chicken, to a very special woman.“As the holidays near, an heiress contends with the affections of a suitor handpicked by her mother,” as per the project’s official description. “When the handsome chef arrives with his secret recipe and a dream, he sets in motion a series of events that unravel the mother’s plans.”If you just can’t wait for the movie to unfold, check out the trailer aboe, featuring a murder plot, secret kisses, and Lopez in the Colonel’s trademark Fred-from-Scooby Doo kerchief.NEW TRAILERS: Cobra Kai Season 3 Promises More Johnny and Daniel Matchups, Fights, and An Actual CobraCobra Kai, season 3, looks set to start the new year off right with the reveal of what happened to Miguel after that brutal fall at the end of season 2, lots more karate and rivalries, and … Johnny Lawrence in a dinner jacket?! Stars Billy Zabka and Ralph Macchio. Premieres Jan. 8 (Netflix)More trailers and teasers released this week:• Nicolas Cage’s History of Swear Words, season 1, will find the Oscar winner getting cheeky about the place of cussin’ in our culture. Premieres Jan. 5 (Netflix)• Batwoman, season 2, finds new star Javicia Leslie donning the new suit and telling herself it’s “time to be powerful” against her foes. Premieres Jan. 17 (The CW).• A Creepshow Holiday Special finds guest stars Adam Pally and Anna Camp battling some very bad Santas. Premieres Dec. 18 (Shudder)• Sylvie’s Love is a movie about the love story between an aspiring producer and a jazz musician who meet when she’s working at her father’s record store in 1950s Harlem. Starring Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha. Premieres Dec. 23 (Amazon Video)• Riverdale, season 5: Veronica finds out something happened between Betty and Archie, and other typically bonkers stuff happens. Premieres Jan. 20 (The CW)• Call Me Kat, season 1, stars Mayim Bialik as a woman who quits her job and opens a cat cafe. Premieres Jan. 3 (Fox)• Clarice, season 1, is a series sequel to Silence of the Lambs, picking up nine year after the events of the movie. Starring Rebecca Breeds, Michael Cudlitz, Kal Penn, and Nick Sandow. Premieres Feb. 11 (CBS)• Sweet Home, season 1, is a South Korean thriller about a young man who moves into an apartment after the accidental death of his family, only to have monsters start to attack he and his neighbors. Premieres Dec. 18 (Netflix)• Run the World, season 1, is a comedy from Living Single creator Yvette Lee Bowser and Leigh Davenport about four black women juggling careers, friendships, and love in Harlem. Stars Amber Stevens West, Andrea Bordeaux, Bresha Webb, and Corbin Reid. Premieres 2021 (Starz)• The Minimalists: Less Is Now is a documentary about how we all may think we want more stuff, but we might all be way happier by getting rid of some of the stuff we already have. Premieres just in time for the new year, Jan. 1 (Netflix)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.CASTING: Mahershala Ali and Jon Hamm Join Steven Yeun and J.K. Simmons in Voice Cast of Robert Kirkman’s Animated Series Invincible (Photo by © Well Go USA / courtesy Everett Collection)The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has lined up an all-star voice cast for his Amazon animated series Invincible, including Mahershala Ali, Jon Hamm, Nicole Byer, Djimon Hounsou, Jeffrey Donovan, Jonathan Groff, Clancy Brown, and Ezra Miller. Based on the comic of the same name, the series revolves around teen Mark (Steven Yeun), the son of the most powerful superhero in the world (J.K. Simmons).Fargo season 4 star, Emmy winner Glynn Turman, will play Mose Wright in ABC’s six-episode series Women of the Movement. Wright was Emmett Till’s great uncle, a sharecropper and minister who testified in the trial to convict the white men who lynched his 14-year-old nephew in 1955, a key moment during the Civil Rights movement. (Deadline)Queen Latifah will lead the Netflix movie thriller End of the Road, playing a recent widow who loses her job and drives her family across the country to start over. But when they get to the desert in New Mexico, where they are isolated from anyone who can help, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a killer. Latifah will also executive produce the movie.(Photo by Jim Spellman/FilmMagic/Courtesy of Getty Images)Katherine Heigl will play the titular star of the limited series Woodhull, about Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States, in 1872. The series about the feminist icon is still being shopped to networks and streaming services; Heigl will also produce. (Deadline)George Lopez is starring in Once Upon a Time in Aztlan, a drama in development at Amazon about a Chicano family living in a Los Angeles suburb. The series is the first dramatic TV role for the comedian, who will also be an executive producer. (Variety)Rosie O’Donnell, Donald Faison, and Griffin Dunne will guest star on the second season of Showtime’s The L Word: Generation Q. Jordan Hull, who plays Angie, the daughter of Bette (Jennifer Beals) and Tina (Laurel Holloman), has been promoted to series regular. O’Donnell will play Carrie, a brash and kindhearted public defender who gets under Bette’s skin; Faison plays Tom, a self-deprecating editor who works with Alice; and Dunne plays Isaac, an international art mega-dealer who comes into Bette’s orbit.(Photo by ©CBC / courtesy Everett Collection)Schitt’s Creek’s Noah Reid has joined the cast of Amazon’s Outer Range, the rancher drama starring Josh Brolin. Reid will play the youngest son (who, like his Schitt’s character, will be a singer) of the Tillerson family, rivals of the Abbotts, the family headed by Brolin’s Royal Abbott.American Vandal alum Tyler Alvarez has joined the cast of season 2 of Never Have I Ever for a recurring role as Malcolm, a former classmate of Devi’s who’s returning to school after starring on a Disney Channel show. (Deadline)Peabody Award-winning OWN drama David Makes Man has added Tony Plana, Brittany S. Hall, Erica Luttrell, Zsane’ Jhe’, Bobbi Baker, Patrice Arenas, Trinity Cidel, Brandi Huzzie, Rodney Gardiner, and Janmarco Santiago to its recurring cast for season 2, while Kiel Adrian Scott and Erica Watson will direct episodes.Jackée Harry is joining the cast of Days of Our Lives, where she’ll play a new character named Pauline, who has ties to the Carvers, longtime residents of Salem. (EW)SuFisher Stevens, Justine Lupe, and David Rasche have been promoted to series regular status for season 3 of Succession. (Deadline)PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT: Julia Roberts Returning to TV in a Limited Series Produced by Reese Witherspoon (Photo by Amazon Prime Video)Julia Roberts will star in and executive produce the limited series The Last Thing He Told Me, at Apple TV+. Produced by Reese Witherspoon via her Hello Sunshine production company, the series will tell the story of a woman (Roberts) who bonds with her teenage stepdaughter while they’re trying to find out why Roberts’ character’s husband has mysteriously disappeared. The miniseries is an adaptation of author Laura Dave’s 2021 book of the same name. (Deadline)Oscar winner Emma Stone will star in The Curse for Showtime. The comedy is created by and co-stars Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie, who also produce with Stone. Fielder also directs, and Benny Safdie’s brother Josh is also a producer. The series revolves around an alleged curse that disturbs the relationship of a newly married couple as they try to conceive a child while co-starring on their problematic new HGTV show.Netflix has announced a limited drama series called True Story, starring Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes. Hart plays a successful comedian who, after a lost night with his older brother (Snipes), is in danger of losing everything he’s worked so hard for. Hart will also be an executive producer on the series, which was written by Narcos showrunner Eric Newman, with Sons of Anarchy producer Charles Murray as showrunner and EP.(Photo by Rotten Tomatoes)Margot Robbie has signed a first-look deal with Amazon to develop TV projects. Her LuckyChap Entertainment already produces the Hulu series Dollface and Netflix’s upcoming dramedy Maid, based on Stephanie Land’s bestselling book of the same name.Robert Rodriguez and his sister Rebecca are dev
As movie theaters remain closed and studios continue to shuffle their schedules around accordingly, events like San Diego Comic-Con and the Telluride Film Festival have likewise made adjustments to their normal operating protocol to highlight upcoming films and keep fans informed. On August 22, the good folks at Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment will join the fray with a 24-hour streaming event called DC FanDome, hoping to capture the attention stay-at-home audiences with exclusive previews of their upcoming films, TV series, games, and comics.Like Comic-Con@Home, DC FanDome will be entirely free and online, and it will be broadcast in nine languages, with panels packed with talent, exclusive sneak peeks, exciting announcements, and more, but it s going to be a little difficult to navigate if you don t know what you re looking for. With that in mind, here s what you ll need to know before you check out DC FanDome.8/19 UPDATE: DC Entertainment has just announced that the schedule has changed for DC FanDome, effectively splitting the event across two dates. Now, only the Hall of Heroes panels (see below for more info) will be broadcast on Saturday, August 22, and the 8-hour block of programming will repeat two more times over the course of the 24-hour period. After that, the rest of the virtual experience (WatchVerse, InsiderVerse, YouVerse, FunVerse, and KidsVerse) will stream online on Saturday, September 12. During the latter, viewers will also be able to create their own curated schedule (see here). Otherwise, the rest of the info below is still correct.When does it start, and how can I watch it?You will be able to stream it live starting at 10am PT on August 22. Most viewers can access it via www.DCFanDome.com, but families with younger viewers can also check out www.DCKidsFanDome.com for more kid-friendly content.Will it cost me money?No, DC FanDome is entirely free. However, there will be a shop section where you will be able to browse various products and collectibles for sale.
This week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Creed III, Firestarter, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2.This WEEK S TOP STORYIP MAN S DONNIE YEN JOINS JOHN WICK CHAPTER 4(Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images)John Wick (Certified Fresh at 86%) could have just been a very well-produced action revenge thriller, but the film s star Keanu Reeves, director Chad Stahelski, and screenwriter Derek Kolstad figured out a winning formula has has led to sequels and even a spinoff series focused on its secret world of assassins. Production on John Wick: Chapter 4 has been held back a little bit by both the COVID-19 pandemic (and scheduling conflicts with Reeves other upcoming #4 sequel, The Matrix 4, scheduled for 12/22/2021), but the pieces are finally coming together for filming to happen at locations in France, Germany, and Japan this summer. Just last week, we learned that pop star Rina Sawayama will make her acting debut in a lead role in John Wick: Chapter 4, and now we know about another big addition to the cast. Hong Kong superstar Donnie Yen has recently increased his Hollywood profile with roles in films like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Certified Fresh at 84%) and Disney s live-action Mulan (Certified Fresh at 72%), and next, he will co-star in John Wick: Chapter 4 as an old friend of Wick s who shares many of his experiences and enemies. John Wick: Chapter 4 is currently scheduled for May 27, 2022. Finally, in what is probably a coincidence, both Donnie Yen and Keanu Reeves have been rumored in recent years to be in consideration for the role of Marvel s Namor the Sub-Mariner, with Yen even Tweeting this audition picture. Marvel Studios has made no official Namor announcements.Other Top Headlines1. ISSA RAE JOINS INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE SEQUEL AS SPIDER-WOMAN (Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Some weeks reveal certain trends in development news, and this week, the theme involves stars on the upswing landing big new projects with the potential of expanding their careers. Let s start with Issa Rae, whose popular YouTube series Awkward Black Girl led to the acclaimed HBO series Insecure (Fresh at 96%), which likewise led to a supporting role in The Hate U Give (Certified Fresh at 97%) and lead roles in The Photograph (Fresh at 74%), and The Lovebirds (Fresh at 65%). Issa Rae will also provide the voice of Jessica Drew, AKA Spider-Woman, in the upcoming sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Certified Fresh at 97%) as the sequel s first new cast member. It is not yet known if Rae might also be in the running to play the role also suspected to be Jessica Drew in the untitled female-centric Spider-Man spinoff that director Olivia Wilde is currently developing (though it s also worth noting that there have been a few different Marvel heroes all called Spider-Woman). The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel is currently scheduled for release on October 7, 2022. Although Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld are both confirmed to be returning, other stars like Nicolas Cage (as Spider-Man Noir) and John Mulaney (as Peter Porker/Spider-Ham) haven t yet been announced.2. DWAYNE JOHNSON AND YAHYA ABDUL-MATEEN II TEAM UP FOR EMERGENCY CONTACT (Photo by Priscilla Grant, Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is not yet a household name, but his face is becoming more and more familiar following breakout roles in two DC Comics projects, first as the villain Black Manta in Aquaman (Fresh at 65%), and then as nope-we re-not-spoiling-it in HBO s Watchmen (Fresh at 96%). Roles in US and The Trial of the Chicago 7 will also soon be followed by performances in the Candyman reboot (8/27/2021), The Matrix 4 (12/22/2021), and Aquaman 2 (12/16/2022) (for which he is currently preparing). Abdul-Mateen II and Dwayne Johnson are teaming up to produce an action movie set in Austin, Texas for Warner Bros. called Emergency Contact, in which Abdul-Mateen II will also star (it s not yet known if Johnson will have a supporting role, but it sounds like he s not the film s star). The premise of Emergency Contact is being kept secret for now, except that it s a high-concept, high-octane action film set in Austin, and that the screenwriters also worked with Dwayne Johnson on his upcoming DC Comics movie Black Adam (7/29/2022).3. SAMARA WEAVING LEADS NEW ADDITIONS TO CAST OF DAMIEN CHAZELLE S BABYLON(Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)Damien Chazelle, who won an Academy Award for directing La La Land (Certified Fresh at 91%), and who also directed Whiplash (Certified Fresh at 94%) and First Man (Certified Fresh at 87%), has been trying to get his movie Babylon about Hollywood in the 1920s going for a few years now (much of that delay was caused by COVID-19, obviously). Babylon is going to feature a large ensemble cast led by Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, which will now also include Samara Weaving (Ready or Not), Max Mingella (The Social Network), Lukas Haas (Witness), Eric Roberts (The Pope of Greenwich Village), and rocker-turned-actor Flea of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Katherine Waterston, who co-starred with Joaquin Phoenix in Inherent Vice, also joined Babylon in a separate announcement. Paramount Pictures has scheduled Babylon for a limited release on December 25, 2022 which will then platform to a wide release on January 6, 2023.4. ROBERT DE NIRO, ANYA TAYLOR-JOY, CHRIS ROCK, AND TAYLOR SWIFT AMONG NEW ADDITIONS TO DAVID O. RUSSELL S LATEST ENSEMBLE (Photo by JA/Everett Collection)Another director who is assembling an ambitious ensemble for his next project is David O. Russell, whose last film six years ago was the 2015 Miracle Mop movie Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence. We ve known for a while now that the leads in his next film will be Christian Bale and Margot Robbie, supported by John David Washington, Rami Malek, and Zoe Saldana. This week, however, the cast list sort of ballooned to include Robert De Niro, Mike Myers, Alessandro Nivola, Timothy Olyphant, Andrea Riseborough, Chris Rock, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Shannon, Anya Taylor-Joy, and pop singer Taylor Swift, in a relatively rare acting performance (Swift s first since Cats). Both the premise and the title of this film are currently being kept secret by 20th Century Studios. Having said that, past reports have described the lead characters as being a doctor and a lawyer who form an unlikely partnership. 5. JONATHAN MAJORS TO PLAY ADONIS NEXT OPPONENT IN CREED III(Photo by The Washington Post/Getty Images)Even lifelong Rocky fans probably have to admit that the franchise was seriously struggling before it was revived in 2015 with the spinoff Creed (Certified Fresh at 95%), which turned the focus towards Adonis Creed, the son of Rocky s friend Apollo, as played by Michael B. Jordan. That film was followed by Creed II (Certified Fresh at 83%), in which Creed squared off against another son of a famous boxer, Ivan Drago, who killed Apollo in Rocky IV (Rotten at 40%). We don t yet know the premise for Creed III (with which Michael B. Jordan will make his feature film directorial debut), but we do now know that Adonis new boxing opponent will be played by Jonathan Majors of HBO s Lovecraft Country. As expected, fans were quick to speculate about who Majors might play, with the most common guess being the son (or some other relative) of Clubber Lang, who was played in Rocky III (Fresh at 63%) by Mr. T, whose last major role was over 10 years ago in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Certified Fresh at 86%). It is not yet known how the recent acquisition of MGM by Amazon might impact the theatrical release of Creed III.6. TIFFANY HADDISH TO PORTRAY FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER IN NEW BIOPIC(Photo by Michele K. Short/Universal Pictures)The recent career of Tiffany Haddish has been so prolific and ubiquitous that it might be easy to forget that her breakout role in Girls Trip (Certified Fresh at 91%) came just four years ago in 2017. Haddish hasn t had that much time to expand into other genres besides comedy, but she is indeed taking her shot at an ambitious dramatic role that will also require (ostensibly) a good amount of physical personal training, as she is producing and will star in a biopic about the life of three-time Olympic gold medalist Florence Griffith Joyner, popularly known as Flo-Jo. Florence Griffith Joyner (who died in 1998) was an American track and field athlete who in 1988 set still-standing world records in both the 100 meter and 200 meter dash, and then retired less than a year later. Tiffany Haddish will also be producing a documentary series about Flo-Jo as a companion to the narrative feature.7. GLENN CLOSE JOINS TWINS-STYLE COMEDY BROTHERS(Photo by Sony Pictures Classics)A little over a year ago, The Weekly Ketchup reported Avengers: Infinity War co-stars Josh Brolin and Peter Dinklage were signed to co-star in a Twins-style comedy called Brothers for director Macon Blair (I Don t Feel At Home in This World Anymore, Certified Fresh at 89%). Before we get to this week s actual news, this is a good place to remind everyone that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now so big that its list of illustrious alumni is massive. That being said, yes, Brothers is going to feature another MCU star, and that will be Glenn Close, who appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy (Certified Fresh at 92%) as the leader of the Nova Corps. Close s role in Brothers isn t yet known, but an obvious guess is that she could be playing the mother of the two siblings played by Brolin and Dinklage. (Collider also pointed out that Glenn Close did play the mother of Ed Helms and Owen Wilson in the similarly-titled Father Figures in 2017.)8. IT: CHAPTER TWO ALUM JOINS REBOOT OF STEPHEN KING ADAPTATION FIRESTARTER(Photo by Michael Tran/Getty Images)One of the more memorable kills in IT: Chapter Two (Fresh at 62%) is the moment when a young girl is pulled under the bleachers by Pennywise the evil clown. That girl was played by 8-year-old Ryan Kiera Armstrong, who is now 11, and she has been cast as the lead in another Stephen King adaptation, the reboot of Firestarter, which was first adapted as a 1984 movie (Rotten at 37%) starring Drew Barrymore. The announcement of Armstrong s casting came along with a set photo of Armstrong in character, wearing a jacket that looks like it might have been in or around, you know, a fire. Armstrong joins a cast that includes the already announced Zac Efron as her father (originally played by David Keith) and Michael Greyeyes as the Native American government agent assigned to befriend her (controversially played by George C. Scott in the original film). Former ER star Gloria Reuben also landed a Firestarter role this week.9. ALICIA SILVERSTONE RETURNS TO HIGH SCHOOL IN REBEL WILSON COMEDY SCHOOL YEAR(Photo by ©Paramount Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)It has been over 25 years since the now-classic teen comedy Clueless (Certified Fresh at 81%), and the career of its star Alicia Silverstone has taken her a lot of places, including Gotham City as Batgirl (Batman Robin, Rotten at 12%). Silverstone, now 44, is signed to return to high school (sort of) in the Paramount Players high school comedy Senior Year. Rebel Wilson will star in Senior Year as a cheerleader who wakes up from a coma after 20 years to return to her high school to regain her status and claim the prom queen crown that eluded her. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
(Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for STARZ)Ella Purnell splashed on the scene with a standout role in Tim Burton s Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children and has since appeared, with Bill Nighy and Matthew Goode, in the critically acclaimed Ordeal By Innocence, which was Certified Fresh at 94% on the Tomatometer and U.S. audiences saw on Amazon. She also played teen Maleficent in the 2014 live-action Disney film that starred Angelina Jolie as the titular Sleeping Beauty villain.The actress is all grown up now and starring as Tess, a 22-year-old who tackles the competitive New York City restaurant scene, in Starz drama Sweetbitter. At the end of the first season, Tess got her coveted job in Howard’s (Paul Sparks) restaurant, which was only the beginning of the drama for Purnell s character.In the season 2 premiere, Howard takes his staff to a farm to see where the food they prepare comes. It seems to affect Tess deeply, and she starts calling some of the chefs out on their cavalier attitude toward their ingredients. There also might be a bright spot in her relationship with Simone (Caitlin FitzGerald) — but how long can it last?When Rotten Tomatoes caught up with Purnell, she told us of her love for Phoebe Waller-Bridge s work and what s in store for her character in season 2.WHAT’S ON YOUR DVR?(Photo by BBC America)I don’t generally watch that much live TV because I’m always in different time zones and traveling around so much. I can tell you which TV shows I watch every single night religiously when I binge-watch them.My first one has to be Killing Eve, because it’s incredible. I’m obsessed with it. I’m obsessed with Jodie Comer. I’m obsessed with Sandra Oh. I’m really fascinated by shows with female leads, written by females. I know season 1 was Phoebe Waller-Bridge. I don’t think she did the second season, but I still really like the second season. I’ll be intrigued to see where they go after this. I actually first heard about Killing Eve when I was doing press for Sweetbitter because everybody kept comparing Tess and Simone to Villanelle and Eve. That’s how I got into it and they are pretty similar. I love the way that relationship is built.WHAT’S ON YOUR STREAMING QUEUE?(Photo by Steve Schofield/Amazon Prime)Fleabag. I love it. It’s too short though. I need more than six episodes, because it’s so addictive. I think I binge-watched the whole first season in one night. It’s so brilliant. The humor is amazing, and it’s interesting once you know that Phoebe is involved in both [Fleabag and Killing Eve]. You can absolutely recognize her writing style and the way she brings characters to life. It’s super unique and so smart. She’s brilliant.There is a show that I can’t stop watching. It’s called Easy. I think that show’s been on for a while, but it just hit Netflix, so I’ve only just kind of discovered it. It’s set in Chicago, and each episode is like an anthology series. It starts off as an anthology series, but I think halfway through season 1 you get to meet the characters from episode one again later. Then by season 2 and season 3, you’re following the same four or five story lines except for then they add new story lines every other episode. Each one is different, but it kind of all centers around relationships, friendships, marriages, couples, all sexualities, all genders. It’s so interesting, all ages. Evan Jonigkeit, who plays Will in Sweetbitter, is on Easy. I was watching the show and I was like, Oh, that’s Evan. And I texted him, “I love your show.” I think it’s all mostly improv and the guys that do it are just like friends who get together and make this thing. It’s such a cool concept, I love it.My last one is Black Mirror. I am always obsessed with Black Mirror. I will watch it. I watched it last night. I rewatch episodes, and every time I rewatch an episode, I learn something new. I’m obsessed with Black Mirror.And Mrs. Maisel — I have to say that.That’s my top five.WHAT’S COMING SOON THAT YOU CAN’T WAIT FOR?(Photo by Jennifer Clasen/HBO)Oh, I haven’t seen Big Little Lies yet. I loved the first season and I love Meryl Streep, so I would say Big Little Lies season 2. The Crown season 3 and 4, I think, have finished filming already. Maybe they haven’t finished yet, but Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham-Carter are two of my top five favorite actresses, so I cannot wait to watch that. Really excited for that one.(Photo by Starz)Fred Topel for Rotten Tomatoes: Is visiting the farm a game changer for Tess?Ella Purnell: Definitely. I think it’s pretty symbolic of them switching it up. It’s a way of Howard switching things up in the restaurant industry, making everyone aware that sh ’s about to change. But for Tess, it’s also like, Hey, don’t think that just because you’ve got the job that you’re done. That happening wakes her up, I think, from any idea of complacency. Also her reaction to it surprises herself; her curiosity and interest in it reminds her not to underestimate herself and it reminds her that there’s so much stuff she hasn’t seen, so much stuff she hasn’t experienced.It seems to change her attitude in the kitchen. Will that continue?Oh, definitely. Absolutely, yeah. In part, it’s having a better understanding and appreciation for dining as a whole experience, but also the intensity behind it. I think it’s a good reminder to Tessa, like it’s a job. This is kind of each man for himself out there, and I think that becomes apparent in the last scene of the season with a scene between Tess and Howard. She does something really ballsy, really ballsy. And it’s really interesting. I’m really interested to see what people make of that last scene. It’s dramatic.(Photo by Starz)Does Tess and Simone’s relationship become more harmonious?Yeah, I would say so. Well, no, actually. For like a brief second. Episode two they have an incredible bonding experience. You find out a bit more about Tess’s backstory and Tess’s mother and perhaps get an inkling as to why she’s so attracted to Simone, what their relationship is about. I don’t really know. It’s painful. I’m really interested in the relationship. I’m really interested in female relationships in general. I think she’s just as in love with Simone as she is with Jake, so she’s hypersensitive to any changed or nuances in their relationship. I think it’s really painful for Tess.Does Tess’ journey in the restaurant industry have any parallels to yours as an actor?Definitely. I always think it’s so funny how art imitates life in a weird way. Definitely last year was so funny because it was my first time in New York. It was my first time doing TV. So everything she was doing, everything she was experiencing, I was experiencing too for the first time. I’d never worked in this industry, and I was thrown into this new industry. What I mean by that is movies and TV, American television is totally different from anything I’ve ever done, so I was thrown into this thing that I was trying to figure out and keep up with and look like I knew what I was doing in the same way that Tess is. And then the gratification it gives you when you seize life for all its worth is incredible. I moved to New York after we finished filming, and I feel like it’s changed my life, not in a cheesy corny way, but genuinely changed the course of my life.Sweetbitter new episodes air Sundays on Starz.
013, as Curse of Chucky and Cult of Chucky guaranteed the franchise a spot in the top 10 with their 76% and 79% Tomatometer scores. It’s wild to think how Mancini, who admittedly doesn’t like the voodoo element of the series (that was director Tom Holland’s idea for the original), has expanded the lore, introduced new characters, and kept the story intact in ways the Halloween franchise couldn’t begin to understand. He’s been a great shepherd of the franchise that began with a tiny film about a serial killer inserting his soul into a doll after he’s been mortally wounded.It’s also worth noting that, at 63% on the Tomatometer, 2019 s Child’s Play is a rare Fresh horror remake that joins the likes of Fright Night, Let Me In, The Crazies, Evil Dead, and Suspiria, helping to make up for the glut of Rotten ones we saw in the 2000s.5. A Nightmare on Elm Street(Photo by New Line Cinema courtesy Everett Collection)Number of films: 9Tomatometer Avg: 49.2%Audience Score Avg: 50.1%Domestic Box Office: millionSequel Tomatometer Avg: 43.8%Sequel Audience Score Avg: 45.6%Best Film: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) 89%What separates the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise from its iconic counterparts like Halloween and Friday the 13th is that it produced Fresh sequels, namely A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare. It probably could have lived off the goodwill of Wes Craven’s 1984 original that introduced the world to Freddy Kreuger (Robert Englund) and final girl Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp). However, the series took chances and produced memorable sequels that introduced new storylines, likable characters (Kristen and Kincaid forever), and a meta-narrative that actually made Freddy scary again (New Nightmare) after he’d become a pop-culture spouting caricature.Even the Rotten sequels like the Renny Harlin-directed A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (52%, which is honestly not bad for a horror sequel) featured all-time horror kills like the demise of Debbie (Brooke Theiss), the weight-lifting badass who is transformed into cockroach. Then, there’s A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, a cult classic that recently enjoyed a second life with the release of Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street, the 100% Tomatometer-rated 2019 documentary that focuses on star Mark Patton’s life after the sequel; it’s absolutely worth a watch.4. The Conjuring(Photo by Michael Tackett/©Warner Bros. Pictures)Number of films: 7Tomatometer Avg: 54.7%Audience Score Avg: 58%Domestic Box Office: 1 millionSequel Tomatometer Avg: 49.5%Sequel Audience Score Avg: 53.8%Best Film: The Conjuring (2013) 84.5%Not content with kickstarting the Saw and Insidious franchises, James Wan began work on The Conjuring in early 2011. The film would center around Ed and Lorraine Warren, a real-life married couple whose paranormal investigations during the 1950s and beyond became world renowned. Wan secretly might have wanted another crack at evil doll supremacy too, as his underappreciated 2007 film Dead Silence failed to hit at the box office, and he used The Conjuring to introduce Annabelle for a future spinoff.In 2013, The Conjuring exploded onto the scene with a .8 million opening weekend and an impressive Certified Fresh 86% Tomatometer score. Starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as the Warrens, the R-rated film was a blockbuster smash that cleared 0 million worldwide and opened up the door for a new universe of horror films featuring evil nuns, evil dolls, and an evil entity named Valam (lots of evil).The seven Conjuring Universe films released since 2013 have grossed .9 billion, and only The Curse of La Llorona, which made 1 million worldwide (on a million budget, so it still made money) failed to cross the 0 million milestone. It has become a legitimate juggernaut whose reputation is so strong that The Nun, Rotten at 24% with an Audience Score of 34%, was still able to make 3 million off of its association with the series.What’s most impressive about the Conjuring universe are the Annabelle spin-offs. Annabelle: Creation and Annabelle Comes Home are both Fresh films that far surpassed 2014 s Annabelle in quality and scares. The producers could have phoned it in after seeing the 6 million worldwide haul (on a .5 million budget) of the first Annabelle, but instead they brought in directors David F. Sanberg (Lights Out) and Gary Dauberman (writer of It and It: Chapter Two), and they took chances (the finger snapping scene in Creation…) that were critically appreciated (68% Tomatometer average) and lucrative (4 million combined worldwide haul).3. George Romero s Dead(Photo by Everett Collection)Number of films: 9Tomatometer Avg: 66%Audience Score Avg: 59%Domestic Box Office: millionSequel Tomatometer Avg: 62%Sequel Audience Score Avg: 56%Best Films: Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn of the Dead (1978) 92%With Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of The Dead, Land of the Dead, and Diary of the Dead all being Fresh, it’s no shock that George Romero’s zombie franchise cracked the top five. Romero’s films, which started with 1968 s seminal Night of the Living Dead, are all-time horror classics that combine the thrill of undead flesh-eaters with commentaries on race relations, consumerism, and gentrification. Though other zombie movies predate Night of the Living Dead, this franchise kicked the craze into high gear, and you can see its imprint all over popular culture, from The Walking Dead to Shaun of the Dead and countless others in between.One thing that makes this franchise unique is that two of its remakes are Fresh. The 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead, directed by Tom Savini, is a Fresh delight that features a better Barbara (she is coming for the zombies this time) and showcases what happens when people realize the zombies are ridiculously slow. The 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead is notable as it was Zack Snyder’s first film, and Certified Fresh at 75%, it’s still his best-reviewed movie. Both belong in the Horror Remake Hall of Fame, as they are companion pieces to their source material that branch out in their own directions and offer new twists.2. Alien(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp. courtesy Everett Collection)Number of films: 8Tomatometer Avg: 58%Audience Score Avg: 58.25%Domestic Box Office: 1 millionSequel Tomatometer Avg: 52.2%Sequel Audience Score Avg: 53.1%Best Film: Alien (1979) 96%While no one can hear you scream in space, you’d better believe the people waiting in the concession line for popcorn heard the screams coming from the theaters playing Ridley Scott s Alien in 1979.Between Scott’s direction, H.R. Giger s monster creations, and Ellen Ripley, the all-time hero perfectly portrayed by Sigourney Weaver, Alien became one of the most influential horror films ever made. Imagine sitting in a packed theater and witnessing the reactions to John Hurt’s chest-bursting scene, or Ripley’s final battle with the acid blood spewing xenomorph (who is also impossibly goey). Now, imagine sitting in a theater in 1986, when Ripley squared-off against the Alien Queen in James Cameron s sequel Aliens, which earned Weaver a Best Actress Oscar nomination.Aside from Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, Alien and Aliens might be the most impressive back-to-back films in any horror franchise. They helped boost the horror genre to new heights (and not just because they took place in space), and pulled in loads of money during their theatrical runs. If it weren’t for what was to come, the franchise might have landed in the number one spot.Unfortunately, the series did experience some lows in the 1990s and 2000s, as Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection, and the Alien vs. Predator films all earned Rotten Tomatometer scores. However, Scott turned things around in the 2010s with Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, the Fresh prequels that explore the origins of the xenomorph and demonstrate what happens if you flee from large, tumbling objects in a straight line.1. Hannibal Lecter(Photo by Orion courtesy Everett Collection)Number of films: 5Tomatometer Avg: 62.6%Audience Score Avg: 72.6%Domestic Box Office: 1 millionSequel Tomatometer Avg: 55%Sequel Audience Score Avg: 71.5%Best Film: The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 95.5%In 1986, Manhunter, an adaptation of the Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon, introduced theatergoers to Brian Cox s Hannibal Lecktor, a serial killer with a taste for human flesh. The Michael Mann-helmed film was a modest success that was praised for its style and performances, but it wasn’t until five years later, with the release of Jonathan Demme s The Silence of the Lambs, that Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) now spelled correctly became a household name.The 0 million domestic haul (4 when adjusted for inflation) of The Silence of the Lambs made it the fourth highest grossing film of 1991, and the five Oscars it won for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay made it not just the only horror film to win Best Picture, but also only the third film ever to sweep all five of the top Academy Award categories (It Happened One Night, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest are the other two).While Manhunter, The Silence of the Lambs, and Red Dragon (Fresh at 68%) secured the franchise a spot on this list with their excellent Tomatometer and Audience Scores, Ridley Scott’s (kudos to being featured in the #1 and #2 spots) 2001 sequel Hannibal ensured the number one finish here with its 5 million domestic haul; its 40% Tomatometer score didn’t discourage anyone who really wanted to see Anthony Hopkins eat Ray Liotta s brains. Yes, Hannibal Rising (Rotten at 16%) kept the competition closer than Hannibal would’ve liked, but its comparatively high 55% Audience Score helped create some distance from the other franchises.In the end, Hannibal Lecter (and Lecktor) won the day with his murderous charms (and excellent numbers), and that’s why his franchise is #1 on our list.Disagree with our findings? Tell us about your favorite horror franchises in the comments!On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
It’s almost impossible to imagine that Owen Wilson initially didn t think he should act in 1996 s Bottle Rocket. From the very first scene, in which his character Dignan oversees an escape plan for his friend Anthony (Luke Wilson), who’s casually checking out of a voluntary psychiatric hospital, you’re sucked in by his energy, a weird mix of motor-mouthed enthusiasm and childlike wonder and sensitivity.But Wilson had a point. As the film’s co-writer, Bottle Rocket was his baby — the other parent was co-writer and director Wes Anderson, a friend he met at the University of Texas at Austin — and his one shot. Perhaps he wanted to ensure the duo’s unique sensibilities were not muddied by the compromises that would inevitably come when first-timers make a big studio-backed movie. Maybe he figured starring in front of the camera and doing quality control behind it would be too much to take on. (This worry wasn’t unfounded: Bottle Rocket, which started shooting in 1994 and didn’t hit theaters until two years later, was plagued with rewrites, reshoots, and post-production woes.)The film follows Wilson’s wannabe-thief of a ringleader as he and his zen-like friend Anthony and their rich pal Bob (Robert Musgrave) — three people who have no business breaking bad — pull off jobs to fall into the good graces of a bohemian crime boss (James Caan). While on the lam at a motel, Anthony, who doesn’t speak Spanish, falls for the only person he thinks understands him, Inez (Lumi Cavazos), who doesn’t speak English. Bottle Rocket is full of absurd setups like this, but somehow feels grounded and gentle, with an assured, invigorating directorial style. So to celebrate it turning twenty-five — Bottle Rocket was released in theaters on February 21, 1996 — and in anticipation of Anderson’s upcoming The French Dispatch, here are five reasons it remains special.Audiences Mostly Didn t Get It But the Right People Did(Photo by Deana Newcomb/©Columbia Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)Martin Scorsese picked Bottle Rocket as one of the ten best films of the 1990s. James L. Brooks liked the short “Bottle Rocket,” which played at Sundance, so much that he flew down to Dallas to meet “the boys” in their “flop” — his words — and greenlit the feature, which was put out by Columbia Pictures. Paul Schrader said he’d never seen a character like Dignan onscreen before — high praise from the creator of Travis Bickle. And Walt Disney Studios chair Joe Roth saw enough in Anderson and Wilson to bankroll their follow-up, Rushmore, for double Bottle Rocket’s budget.But audiences, particularly the ones in test screenings, didn’t share that enthusiasm. “I’d never felt so humiliated,” Anderson recalled in the Criterion Collection commentary for Bottle Rocket, reliving a screening when dozens left the theater before the credits rolled. What’s more, Bottle Rocket didn’t get into Sundance, the festival that screened the original “Bottle Rocket” short to acclaim. “It was kind of like the end of the world,” Anderson said of the snub in Matt Zoller Seitz’s book The Wes Anderson Collection. When the film finally did come out, it pulled in roughly 0 grand at the box office, or about a tenth of its budget.It Introduced Us to the Brothers WilsonCritics, however, dug Bottle Rocket, which is Certified Fresh at 85%. A big part of the appeal back in ’96 was that it debuted these fresh-faced unknowns, Owen and Luke Wilson, who are both arresting in their own ways. Over the next decade, Owen and Luke would go on to become a comedic powerhouse and something of a kind-eyed leading man, respectively, and you can already see them playing to those strengths here. The two have an undeniable chemistry, with Luke’s more level-headed Anthony trying to temper — and inevitably indulging — the unrealistic expectations of Owen’s Dignan. Five years later, they would offer a more drama-tinged spin on this dynamic as another pair of brotherly longtime friends in The Royal Tenenbaums. It’s also worth shouting out Andrew Wilson, Owen and Luke’s older sibling IRL, who plays Future Man, the bullying brother of Bob in the movie, for his comic chops.The Dialogue Is Loose, Fast, and QuotableWes Anderson has made a name for himself with his stylized visual calling cards, yes, but also his dialogue, which tends to feature lines that drip with irony, often delivered after pauses. Those lines are in Bottle Rocket — Dignan’s declaration that “Bob’s gone; he stole his car” springs to mind — but those deliberate beats are less prevalent. There are two scenes — a walk-and-talk before a “practice job” and an argument while planning a bookstore robbery — when the characters talk over each other in a way that feels naturalistic and almost a bit improvised. But the constant throughout, whether Anderson lets a line linger or not, is that Bottle Rocket’s script stays buoyant and truly funny. We’re partial to this exchange, when Dignan tries to ease a distressed Anthony with a picture of Mr. Henry’s crew:DIGNAN: Fact: I learned more in the two months I spent with Mr. Henry and his crew than I learned in 15 years of academic study. Fact: I can guarantee you after Mr. Henry sees us pull this job, he’s gonna take a personal interest in our future. Fact: Mr. Henry drives a Jaguar. ANTHONY: Fact: Dignan, the picture’s not doing it for me right now. DIGNAN: Well, does the fact that I’m trying to do it do it for you? It Hints at What s to Come from Wes Anderson(Photo by Deana Newcomb/©Columbia Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)About that style: Bottle Rocket isn’t as in-your-face with the Wes-isms as his later work. You won’t find any backdrops as meticulously designed as Margot’s bedroom in The Royal Tenenbaums or any breakdowns as breathtaking as the ship’s in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. But his penchants are on display. There are some choice needle drops of ’60s songs (the Rolling Stones’ “2000 Man,” Love’s “Seven and Seven Is”), as well as a slow-motion walk, a letter read aloud, a “binoculars” shot, references to inspirations like The 400 Blows, and other ingredients he’s synonymous with now.It Maintains an Indie/Outsider Spirit(Photo by ©Columbia Pictures)For all of its stylistic confidence, Bottle Rocket feels like you re watching a group of friends make a movie. To be fair, that s not far off base: Anderson, the Wilsons, Musgrave, and supporting actors like Kumar Pallana and his son, Dipak, were pals. Some were occasionally roommates. Scenes were shot at St. Mark s, where the Wilsons attended and from which Owen was expelled. Bottle Rocket has an intimate, singular quality you don’t always get from a big-budget film. And while Anderson’s canvases would grow a lot bigger in subsequent films, something from Bottle Rocket would always remain a constant: stories that pull for underdogs, and outsiders that exist in their own little sealed-off worlds.Bottle Rocket was released in theaters on February 21, 1996.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News. 再者想知道互联网手游平台市知道手游运营平台赚不赚钱，首先我们要知道手游平台代理是什么，是怎么赚钱的。其实，手游平台游就是游戏开发商在游戏运营过程中选择游戏运营商，运营游戏的推广和维护工作的方式即为游戏代理，引导玩家进入代理的游戏进行充值和消费，从而获得利润分成。现在大多数人都会玩一些手游，您也可以看看您身边的朋友玩游戏是不是都充值了。
Miriam Shor I loved The Muppet Show growing up. I remember my father and I literally falling off our chairs with laughter. I cried the day Jim Henson died. That was a special show. Also, as both a freak and a geek from Detroit, Michigan, Freaks and Geeks has a special place in my heart. James Roday If I were to answer as my elementary school self, I d say ALF and it wouldn t be close. There were seasons of SNL that were truly inspired and the stuff of legend. However my answer is the short-lived and massively under-appreciated Sports Night. I have watched more episodes of Sports Center than any other show by an embarrassing margin, so the marriage of a format I knew so well with Sorkin at the peak of his powers and a dream cast translates to the comedy series box set I own. …The ensemble fit together like the kind of puzzle that you frame once you finish it. I think. I don t really do puzzles. Incidentally, Jeremy and Natalie are probably my favorite TV couple of all time. Taran Killam
九游会国际 Jacqueline Coley for Rotten Tomatoes: You were recently a part of two huge films in the pop-culture consciousness, but they re completely different: Jumanji and Hereditary. What was that like?Alex Wolff: That s a really cool question. There were a couple of other films that I was part of that came out at that time, so I saw it more as a clump of films that I was really proud of. I did House of Tomorrow, then My Friend Dahmer then Jumanji, then Hereditary, and then I started developing my film The Cat and the Moon. Yeah, Hereditary was this crazy overnight thing. I remember prepping to shoot my film, seeing all these articles popping up on people s phones. Everyone was like, Hey, your movie is killing at Sundance. I was like, Oh, cool. I don t think much of it. I ve been part of enough things that people say are going to hit and then don t, so who knows what s going to happen? That one was just crazy, though, because it came out of nowhere, and it just seemed to hit me in the face. Jumanji, it was like a Phew! because they put a lot into it, a lot of money, and a lot of people were part of it. I had such a great time doing it, but that was a huge relief; it was well-received. My Friend Dahmer also did way better than people thought. Hereditary was such a challenging and exciting experience. I was so proud of what we did. That s a long-winded way of say I still haven t really processed it. It s kind of crazy. I know that now I can t walk down the street without people looking at me and knowing my face. I m like, okay . okay.Which one do people on the street mention most?Easy. Hereditary, and they make the clicking sound. [Laughs] And a lot of people say they hate me and that I traumatized them for life, but I just take that as I m doing a good job.The Cat and the Moon is your first feature as director. Was this the goal from the beginning?Acting was always number one. It s still number one. It s the love of my life. It s the thing that I do. It s my job and the thing I m the most obsessed with. I believe that writing, directing, and acting are all part of the same sphere of creativity. They re all achieving the same thing for me, just in different ways. Writing and directing is this cool way of expressing it. I find that they re unfortunately separated somehow when people talk about them. We re all trying to make a great movie. That s what I love. I love good movies, and I love the artistry around all of it. Writing, directing, and acting, to me, are part of the same world. It s like you ve got the tricep and the bicep and the elbow, and it s all making your arm.Was there anything that you saw from working with Ari Aster, Cory Finley, or some other director that made you say, Okay, I want to apply that my directing? Yeah. Peter Berg, who s an executive producer on The Cat and The Moon. Peter Berg and Ari [Aster] and Corey Finley, whom I ve worked with twice, and all these other amazing directors that I ve gotten to work with, were fully responsible for easing my nerves. They talked me through what it s going to be like and what to prepare for. What I learned from them was to have full confidence in what I was trying to make. Ari, Peter, and Cory are all bold filmmakers in their own right and specific filmmakers. They make films that are personal to them. I knew I would hate myself forever if I tried to put in complex steady cam shots, because that s not what this movie called for. Maybe I ll do that in the future, but I knew this movie was fully in the heart of the Dardenne brothers. A patient character study that needed the camera to be still and patient to feel like this beautiful eye was watching what was going on. They told me to have full conviction in what it was, what I was doing, and try not to create something that was bulls t.As a working actor, was casting the film easier or more difficult, and is your brother in any way mad that you didn t cast him?My brother has got enough going on; he was so busy. He helped me produce it, but yeah, he s really mad. [Laughs] No, I m just kidding. He is in it, though. You ll not notice but it s his voice in the background of a scene. I won t tell anybody which. We recorded on an iPhone, and we ended up using it because it was so funny. I m screaming at him on the street.And the casting? It was easier than I thought it would be. It was really easy to audition because I was so excited that people were reading my dialogue. I loved seeing them improvise, and that was part of what made me cast them. I cast people who could improvise great stuff. Getting kids or teenagers who can do that is kind of few and far between. For this film, there s a lot of different types of things that demand personal magic and demand a certain type of spontaneity that can make this type of film work, that if it doesn t have it, the film falls flat. Most of the people didn t audition. I knew Tommy Nelson, who plays Russell. He was in the film called My Friend Dahmer with me. Stefania Owen, I d done Come through the Rye with, and she was amazing. Actually, no, Julian did an audition. I made my friend audition. I m a terrible person. But it was because I hadn t seen him in that type of part. Mike Epps, I just offered it to him because I saw him in these two amazing movies. I saw him in this film Bessie and in Sparkle. I thought he was amazing in both of them. I didn t even remember that I d seen him in The Hangover — lots of New York actors. There s a bunch of amazing actors in New York, and everybody brings something really interesting to the table. It was hard choosing honestly.You said giving a log-line is a bit stressful, so how about you give us the three films you d recommend to watch before or have same the vibe of your film?You Can Count on Me, Oasis, and The Kid With a Bike, and maybe Blue is the Warmest Color as an honorable mention.You love those honorable mentionsYeah, well I love these movies; it s so hard to choose.The Cat and the Moon is in theaters October 25th.