万博体育投注采用百度引擎7（Baidu 8）The early months of 2020 saw unprecedented changes in the movie industry as Hollywood attempted figure out how best to respond a global crisis. Part of that response was to bring movies to the home market earlier than usual, with at least one film, Trolls World Tour, opting to release on home entertainment media on the same day as its scheduled theatrical debut. For others, it has meant postponing opening weekends, even if no new date has been announced (you can find those films in our TBD section below).With all of that said, there is still a wealth of exciting movies this year, even if we have to wait a little bit longer for some of them. We ve still got a new entry from Pixar in Soul, and Gal Gadot embraces the 80s in Wonder Woman 1984. Plus, we re also getting a slew of new thrillers, horror films, animated treats, action-adventures, and more. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly turned things upside down this year, but there are still some things we can look forward to, so start marking these titles in your calendar. [Updated on 11/5/20]Jan-Mar | Apr-June | July-Sep | Oct-Dec | TBDBreakdown of 2020 Movie DelaysThe Best Movies of 2019 | The Most Anticipated Movies of 2021JanuaryThe Grudge (2020) 21%Directed by: Nicolas PesceStarring: Andrea Riseborough, Betty Gilpin, John Cho, Demian Bichir, Lin ShayeOpening on: January 3, 2020A remake of the American remake of the Japanese horror favorite, Grudge once again focuses on a vengeful ghost with a long memory. Critical darling Andrea Riseborough stars, and director Nicolas Pesce has some form: critics called his The Eyes of My Mother a haunting slasher.Bad Boys for Life (2020) 76%Directed by: Adil El Arbi, Bilall FallahStarring: Will Smith, Martin LawrenceOpening on: January 17, 2020Bad Boys and Bad Boys II may both be Rotten, but they live in the hearts of many action fans as exemplary buddy-cop flicks, and both have Audience Scores of 78%. While original director Michael Bay is not coming back for Bad Boys for Life, producer Jerry Bruckheimer is overseeing the film, and we have confidence that directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah of Black and Gangsta will match his signature style and pace.Dolittle (2020) 14%Directed by: Stephen GaghanStarring: Robert Downey Jr., Michael Sheen, Antonio Banderas, Tom Holland, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard, John CenaOpening on: January 17, 2020After a pair of poorly received films starring Eddie Murphy, Robert Downey Jr. is ready to take up the mantle of Doctor Dolittle in a new screen adaptation directed by Stephen Gaghan (Gold, Syriana). This film will be based more on the second book by author Hugh Lofting, and it will co-star Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen, with the voices of Tom Holland, Marion Cotillard, Selena Gomez, John Cena, Emma Thompson, and more.Weathering With You (2019) 92%Directed by: Makoto ShinkaiStarring: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Tsubasa Honda, Shun Oguri, Sakura KiryuOpening on: January 17, 2020The latest animated adventure from Makoto Shinkai, the acclaimed director of Your Name, centers on a pair of teens, one of whom can control the weather, who meet and form a bond with each other, before one of them reveals a secret that will change both of them forever.The Gentlemen (2020) 75%Directed by: Guy RitchieStarring: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Grant, Jeremy Strong, Colin Farrell, Henry GoldingOpening on: January 24, 2020After a bit of a departure with 2019 s live-action Aladdin remake, Guy Ritchie returns to his roots with this British gangster tale about an American expat (Matthew McConaughey) with a weed empire in London whose imminent retirement from the business spawns a criminal free-for-all for his territory. Fans of Ritchie s early work are excited to see him at the helm of another crime caper, and it s hard to beat the sight of a slimy-looking Hugh Grant playing against type.The Rhythm Section (2020) 29%Directed by: Reed MoranoStarring: Blake Lively, Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown, Max CasellaOpening on: January 31, 2020Blake Lively stars in the latest troubled female assassin movie, based on the eponymous novel by Mark Burnell. She plays Stephanie Patrick, a plane crash survivor who wants to get to the bottom of the disaster that killed her family and discovers it was no accident, which sets her on a path of revenge.Gretel & Hansel (2020) 63%Directed by: Oz PerkinsStarring: Sophia Lillis, Sammy Leakey, Alice KrigeOpening on: January 31, 2020From the director who previously brought us The Blackcoat s Daughter and I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House comes a dark new take on the classic fairy tale about a brother and sister who fall prey to cannibalistic witch that entices them with tasty treats. Sophia Lillis (It, Sharp Objects) and Sammy Leakey star as the titular duo, who embark on a desperate search for food, only to encounter something far more evil than we ve seen in any previous iteration of the story.FebruaryBirds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) 79%Directed by: Cathy YanStarring: Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Ball, Mary Elizabeth WinsteadOpening on: February 7, 2020We last saw Margot Robbie s wily Harley Quinn get in all kinds of trouble in Suicide Squad. What happens when she joins Birds of Prey, DC s all-ladies team of adventurers? Sheer. Unadulterated. Mayhem. Along for the ride will be Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who were cast as Black Canary and Huntress, respectively, in September, and Rosie Perez, playing Renee Montoya. They will face off against Ewan McGregor as the Black Mask.The Lodge (2019) 74%Directed by: Severin Fiala, Veronika FranzStarring: Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh, Richard ArmitageOpening on: February 7, 2020Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz, the duo who brought us 2014 s chilling psychological thriller Goodnight Mommy, return with another striking horror film. Riley Keough plays Grace, a young woman who is left alone at a winter lodge with her boyfriend s two children but not everything, or everyone, is quite what they seem, and as secrets are revealed and tensions rise, there may be more than just personal history to worry about.The Photograph (2020) 75%Directed by: Stella MeghieStarring: LaKeith Stanfield, Issa Rae, Chelsea Peretti, Courtney B. Vance, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lil Rel Howery, Rob MorganOpening on: February 14, 2020LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae star in this romantic drama about a woman named Mae whose mother dies and leaves behind a photograph that reveals secrets about her past. As Mae delves deeper into her mother s life, she begins to fall for a journalist assigned to write a story about her.Downhill (2020) 38%Directed by: Nat Faxon, Jim RashStarring: Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Miranda Otto, Kristofer Hivju, Zach WoodsOpening on: February 14, 2020Nat Faxon and Jim Rash helm this remake of the 2014 Swedish comedy-drama Force Majeure, which centers on a married relationship on the rocks after the husband abandons the family during an avalanche scare. In this version, that couple is played by Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, indicating it may lean a little harder on the comedy than the drama, and what more perfect way to celebrate Valentine s Day than to watch another couple in a passive-aggressive tug of war?Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) 63%Directed by: Jeff FowlerStarring: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, Neal McDonoughOpening on: February 14, 2020The first trailer for this adaptation of the classic video game famously drew the ire of Sonic fans around the world, prompting the studio to announce that it would be updating the look of the character. This led to a push back from its original 2019 release date – but on the plus side, those same fans were all about Jim Carrey as villain Dr. Robotnik. An updated trailer featuring a redesigned Sonic that was released in November of 2019 was met with wholehearted approval from fans, so here s hoping the rest of the film is up to snuff.Blumhouse's Fantasy Island (2020) 8%Directed by: Jeff WadlowStarring: Lucy Hale, Maggie Q, Portia Doubleday, Charlotte McKinney, Michael Peña, Michael RookerOpening on: February 14, 2020Moviegoers of a certain age may remember the popular TV drama Fantasy Island, in which visitors to the titular vacation spot would be granted a chance to live out their wildest fantasies for a price. Blumhouse has decided to twist the concept into one of its horror offerings to bring it to the big screen, as this adaptation centers on a group of guests whose fantasies spiral out of control dangerously, and they must figure out how to survive.The Call of the Wild (2020) 62%Directed by: Chris SandersStarring: Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Dan Stevens, Bradley WhitfordOpening on: February 21, 2020The classic Jack London novel gets the big screen treatment again, and judging from its first trailer, it would seem that it focuses only on a small portion of the source material, much like the 1935 adaptation starring Clark Gable. In this film, a St. Bernard/Scotch Collie mix named Buck is stolen and transported up into Yukon territory, where he befriends a man named John Thornton and embarks on an adventure. Harrison Ford takes the lead human role, while Buck himself looks to be entirely CGI.The Invisible Man (2020) 91%Directed by: Leigh WhannellStarring: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Storm ReidOpening on: February 28, 2020After 2017 s The Mummy failed to launch Universal s cinematic universe of classic monsters, they handed the reins of The Invisible Man over to their horror partners at Blumhouse for a modern, updated standalone feature. Elisabeth Moss stars as the former lover of an abusive sociopath who has committed suicide or has he? Maybe that s him breathing over her shoulder and lighting things on fire in her house.MarchOnward (2020) 88%Directed by: Dan ScanlonStarring: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-DreyfusOpening on: March 6, 2020Marvel stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt lend their voices to Pixar s latest film, a fantasy adventure set in a contemporary world filled with magical creatures about a pair of elf brothers who set off on a road trip with the reanimated lower extremities of their deceased father to discover if there is any real magic left to be found.Bloodshot (2020) 30%Directed by: Dave WilsonStarring: Vin Diesel, Eiza Gonzalez, Sam HeughanOpening on: March 13, 2020Who is Bloodshot? If the Valiant Comics assassin s relaunch series was any indication, that is the big question. An unstoppable super-soldier powered by nanomachines, Bloodshot s past is a mystery to him, and he s on a mission to find out who he is and who – or what – is controlling him. With Vin Diesel as the titular character, expect a heavy side of testosterone with this slice of sci-fi.AprilTrolls World Tour (2020) 71%Directed by: Walt Dohrn, David P. SmithStarring: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Jamie Dornan, Sam Rockwell, Rachel Bloom, Anderson.PaakOpening on: April 10, 2020After saving their colors and learning the true value of happiness in the Certified Fresh Trolls, the high-haired crew returns for another groovy adventure with Anna Kendrick again starring as Queen Poppy. She will be joined by a star-studded cast including Sam Rockwell, Rachel Bloom, Anthony Ramos, Anderson.Paak, Karan Soni, Flula Borg, Jamie Dornan, Kelly Clarkson, and more.SCOOB! (2020) 48%Directed by: Tony CervoneStarring: Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Gina Rodriguez, Frank Welker, Will Forte, Mark WahlbergPremiering on VOD on: May 15, 2020Warner Bros. offers up a new animated film based on the classic Hanna Barbera characters, this time focusing on the relationship between Shaggy (voiced by Will Forte) and Scooby-Doo (Frank Welker). We get to see how the two met and became best buds before teaming up with Fred (Zac Efron), Daphne (Amanda Seyfried), and Velma (Gina Rodriguez) to solve crimes. Also, Scoob talks in full sentences now. Originally slated for a theatrical release, the film is now scheduled to go straight to VOD rental instead.The Lovebirds (2020) 66%Directed by: Michael ShowalterStarring: Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Anna CampPremiering on: May 22 on Netflix (formerly April 3, 2020)Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae star in this romantic comedy about a couple on the verge of a break-up who become embroiled in a murder mystery and must work together to clear their name. Veteran comedy writer Michael Showalter, who previously directed Nanjiani in the sleeper hit The Big Sick, is back in the director s chair for this one, with Pitch Perfect s Anna Camp in a supporting role. After being pulled from its initial theatrical release, it was announced that The Lovebirds would move directly to Netflix, but a launch date for the comedy has not been announced yet.Artemis Fowl (2020) 8%Directed by: Kenneth BranaghStarring: Ferdia Shaw, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Colin Farrell, Hong ChauPremiering on: June 12 on Disney+Director Kenneth Branagh and stars Judi Dench and Josh Gad, who all worked together on last year s Murder on the Orient Express, reunite for this adaptation of the popular fantasy book series that centers on a young criminal mastermind who kidnaps a fairy in hopes of ransoming her to an evil pixie in exchange for his father. With all of the release date shake-ups due to the coronavirus outbreak, Disney has decided to skip Artemis Fowl s theatrical release altogether, opting instead to release the film directly on its streaming service, Disney+.Greyhound (2020) 79%Directed by: Aaron SchneiderStarring: Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham, Lee Norris, Rob MorganOpening on: Premiering on Apple TV+ on July 10, 2020 (formerly June 12, 2020)Tom Hanks is no stranger to WWII movies (see: Saving Private Ryan), and he ll return to the theater of war to command the naval ship Greyhound, which was pursued by German U-boats across the Atlantic Ocean along with 36 other Allied ships. Director Aaron Schneider (Get Low) won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short back in 2003.AugustThe Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) 92%Directed by: Armando IannucciStarring: Dev Patel, Peter Capaldi, Aneurin Barnard, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Gwendoline Christie, Benedict WongOpening on: August 28, 2020 (formerly May 8, 2020)Dev Patel stars in a reimagining of the classic Charles Dickens novel, told through a comedic lens by Armando Iannucci, the man behind such scathing satires as In the Loop, The Death of Stalin, and HBO s Veep. The production boasts an impressive cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, and Peter Capaldi.Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) 82%Directed by: Dean ParisotStarring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Jillian Bell, Kristen Schaal, Anthony CarriganOpening on: August 28, 2020 (simultaneous VOD and select theater release)Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan have all grown up, but their time-traveling adventures aren t over yet. In this decades-later sequel, the goofy duo are visited by someone from the future who tells them they must create a song to save the world. Will the Wyld Stallyns be up to the task? Of course they will.The New Mutants (2020) 36%Directed by: Josh BooneStarring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Alice BragaOpening on: August 28, 2020The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone collects some of today’s hottest young stars — including Split’s Anya Taylor-Joy, Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams, and Stranger Things’ Charlie Heaton — to play next-generation X-Men from Marvel’s comic book series of the same name. But the New Mutants’ dark path is riddled with horrors as they discover their abilities while imprisoned in a secret facility.SeptemberTenet (2020) 70%Directed by: Christopher NolanStarring: John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine, Himesh PatelOpening on: September 3, 2020 (formerly August 12, 2020)We knew for a while that Christopher Nolan s next film would be called Tenet, and we knew who was on board to star in it, but outside the fact that the story would have something to do with international espionage, we knew little else. The trailers for the film are cryptic enough that we still kind of don t know what s going on, but we do know that John David Washington will play some sort of agent who is able to experience time both forwards and backwards, sometimes simultaneously ? We think ? Originally scheduled for a July release, the film will now open in 70 markets worldwide on August 26 and in select theaters in the US on Labor Day weekend.I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) 82%Directed by: Charlie KaufmanStarring: Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, David ThewlisOpening on: September 4, 2020 (on Netflix)Writer-director Charlie Kaufman (Anomalisa, writer of Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) returns to the big screen after a five-year hiatus. Details are thin on his next film, though it s been described as a dramatic thriller about a couple en route to meet the boyfriend s parents even as the girlfriend is considering breaking up with him who are forced to take a detour that ends up being more perilous than they expected.Mulan (2020) 73%Directed by: Niki CaroStarring: Yifei Liu, Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Gong LiOpening on: September 4 , 2020 (.99 on Disney+)Following Disney s live-action remake trend comes Mulan, directed by Niki Caro of Whale Rider and North
BREAKING NEWS! Straight from the set of Series 12! Guess who’s back 🎬🎥😱 #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/s7D1MSDDwX Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) May 21, 2019The official Doctor Who Twitter account released the very first photo from the sci-fi series’ upcoming twelfth season, starring Jodie Whittaker as the titular time-traveling alien. The image reveals that the Time Lord will face-off with a Judoon, one of the rhinoceros-looking space police first seen by David Tennant’s Ninth Doctor.“The Judoon are storming back into Doctor Who in full force, and the streets of Gloucester aren’t safe. If anyone has anything to hide, confess now,” showrunner Chris Chibnall said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “The Judoon are taking no prisoners, and will stop at nothing to fulfil their mission! The whole team on Doctor Who are delighted and scared in equal measure to welcome them back: one of many treats we’ve got in store for viewers next series. And we’re over the moon (with Judoon), to be welcoming the wondrous Neil Stuke as guest star. We can’t wait to show you what happens when his path crosses with the Thirteenth Doctor.”All Rise for Judge Chrissy Teigen(Photo by Jason Mendez/Everett Collection)Social media superstar, supermodel, and TV host Chrissy Teigen is taking on a new role: judge. In her new series, Chrissy’s Court, she’ll preside over one small claims case per short-form episode on Quibi, the short-form streaming platform from DreamWorks Animation co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg. That’s not all — Teigen’s mom, Pepper Thai, will serve as the bailiff in each case, which will feature real people and real disputes.“When Cellino Barnes broke up, I was devastated. I knew I had to take matters into my own hands. Here’s one jury duty you won’t want to miss,” Teigen said in a statement announcing the news. The series’ premiere date is still TBD.The L Word Sequel Gets a NameThe upcoming sequel series to Showtime’s drama The L Word has an official title: it’ll be called The L Word: Generation Q. Original series stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey are all returning, as is original creator Ilene Chaiken, who will be an executive producer. The new showrunner is Marja-Lewis Ryan (Netflix’s 6 Balloons), and the series will begin production in Los Angeles this summer.“Beals, Moennig and Hailey will resume their original roles alongside a new generation of diverse, self-possessed LGBTQIA characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in L.A.,” according to the new series’ official description. The L Word: Generation Q will premiere on Showtime in Fall 2019, more than 10 years after the original series last aired.Casting News: Joshua Jackson Stages Cruel Intentions Reunion on Hulu(Photo by Paul Sarkis/Showtime)Joshua Jackson is reuniting with his Cruel Intentions costar Reese Witherspoon in Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere, the eight-episode limited series based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller. Jackson (pictured, center) will play Bill Richardson, a well-to-do attorney who hails from modest means who is the “perfectly suited counterweight to his energetic and strong-willed wife, Elena,” played by Witherspoon. “When Bill agrees to represent their friends in a fiery custody battle, the couple begin to fight about more than just their challenging youngest daughter, Izzy.”Witherspoon is executive producing the series alongside costar Kerry Washington and showrunner Liz Tigelaar. Rosemarie DeWitt, Jade Pettyjohn, Jordan Elsass, Gavin Lewis, Megan Stott, and Lexi Underwood also star.In more casting news, Holly Hunter has signed on to play a media conglomerate CEO in the upcoming second season of HBO’s Succession.Anna Kendrick has signed on for a new anthology series called Love Life set to debut on the upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service. The first season of the 10-episode half-hour series, executive produced by Kendrick and her A Simple Favor director Paul Feig, will star Kendrick as a woman looking for love. Each season of the rom-com, which was created by Sam Boyd, will follow a different protagonist’s quest for love, according to Variety.Finally, NCIS star Cote de Pablo — whose exit in the series’ 11th season has been lamented by fans for years — returned to the series in a surprise season 16 finale cameo. Following the episode, creators Frank Cardea and Steven D. Binder said in a statement to TVLine that their leading lady will return in the upcoming 17th season premiere.“This surprise moment is just the beginning,” Cardea and Binder said in the statement. “We are thrilled to share that Cote de Pablo will guest star in the NCIS Season 17 premiere this fall, as Ziva’s warning to Gibbs unfolds.”Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week. me an issue for Jennifer.But one thing she expects to be unfazed by the Occupation is the sisterly bond between Jennifer and Anissa.“They ve always been very close, and they ve always loved each other, and that is going to remain the same no matter what happens,” she said.Williams echoed the sentiment, saying, “I think we ll always maintain that sister friendship.” But she added the Occupation will pull each of the Pierces in separate directions and “maybe [Anissa is] not telling her as much.”“[Anissa] doesn t know what [Jen is] doing as much with the ASA or at all even, at first,” she continued. “So that s an interesting dynamic where at once she felt like she could talk to her about so much and vice versa, but it s like we re all kind of doing our own thing and doing what we think is right for Freeland.”The separation caused by the Occupation left Adams wondering if the Pierces will ever find their way back to a more traditional family structure.“They can put it back together,” she said. “But will we ever see them just sitting around a dinner table, eating dinner? I don t know. Too much has changed.”Cress Williams, a self-admitted optimist, thinks there is a way for the Pierces to bounce back and for Freeland to prosper even beyond its old normal.“I know that we have to have conflict [on the show], obviously, but you know, somewhere way down the line when we re doing the final episode, I hope we have left Freeland better than we found it,” he said.He also hopes the end of the Occupation – whenever it occurs – will inspired the citizens of Freeland to clean up the streets and make the city a much better place to live.“It s not going to become Mayberry, he said. You don t have a show if you don t have conflict. So it s going to take a while. It ll be fun and messy and all that.”Black Lightning airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on The CW.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
2018 was a big year at the box office – perhaps the biggest ever – and a big year on the Tomatometer, with the likes of Cobra Kai, Paddington 2, and more scoring 100%, and hundreds of movies and TV seasons going Certified Fresh. It was also a big year for movie and TV news – the Academy threatened to add a new category and Stan Lee passed, while scandal threw the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise into disarray and kicked Roseanne out of her own show. And it was a big year for movie and TV news-makers: Crazy Rich Asians, Black Panther, and more all made history. With an eye on the Tomatometer, as well as the headlines, the box office, the streaming wars, and the titles that captured people s imaginations and hearts, we vee rounded up the biggest and best moments in the year for film and TV. Check them out below, and let us know the big moments you think we ve missed in the comments.Sundance Kicks Off a Huge Year for First-Time Directors(Photo by © A24)It was a strong year for first-time directors, with Bo Burnham kicking things off at Sundance with the premiere of Eighth Grade. The at-times hilarious, at-all-times excruciatingly awkward story of eighth-grade outcast Kayla sits at 99% on the Tomatometer and star Elsie Fisher recently earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. Boots Riley’s bizarre, Kaufman-esque comedy Sorry To Bother You also premiered at Sundance, along with Blindspotting, directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada and co-written by Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal; both films went on to win continued acclaim and accolades for their casts and filmmakers. Actors Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) and Paul Dano (Wildlife) made impressive debuts, while Pitch Perfect writer Kay Cannon showed she’s as strong behind the camera as she is behind the laptop with the comedy Blockers. Meanwhile, two of the year’s most skillful suspense-drivers – horror hit Hereditary and missing-girl techno-thriller Searching – came to us via first-timers Ari Aster and Aneesh Chaganty, respectively, while Night Comes On (100% on the Tomatometer) marked the arrival of Jordan Spiro.It s “Wakanda Forever” at the Box Office(Photo by © Marvel Studios)In mid-to-late January, box office watchers began to notice that Black Panther was tracking well. Really, really well. They began to predict an million opening. And then a 0 million opening. By the week of its release, with online pre-sales soaring beyond expectations, some prognosticators were predicting a bigger opening than Thor: Ragnarok. And indeed, they were right. But BP opened even bigger than that, launching with a 2 million weekend – and 1.9 million across the full four-day President’s Day weekend – and going on to earn 0 million domestically, .347 billion globally, and become the ninth highest-grossing movie ever. It was huge. The film was also good: Black Panther sat at 100% on the Tomatometer for a solid stretch in the days before its release, leaving some to hope it might be the first “perfect” superhero movie. Alas, it would go on to land a handful of Rotten write-ups, but its eventual 97% Certified Fresh score still makes it the best reviewed superhero movie of all time. Eight months later, with the catchphrase “Wakanda Forever” firmly a part of pop culture and director Ryan Coogler signed on for a sequel, the film is generating serious Oscar buzz. “First superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture”? We wouldn’t bet against this record-breaker.A Quiet Place is the best and biggest horror movie of the yearSouth By Southwest audiences have a reputation for being a little extra: they whoop and holler at screenings and occasionally bring a little too much inflated hype home with them from Austin. So you could have been forgiven for dismissing the “OMFG” reactions to A Quiet Place coming out of the festival. But the hype was real. John Krasinski’s horror film, hinging on that ingenious “don’t make a sound” conceit, was a game-changer: a terrifying no-holds-barred action-horror ride; the fourth highest grossing horror movie ever at the U.S. box office; and, at 95% and Certified Fresh, the best-reviewed horror film of the year. Naturally, Krasinski is busy writing the sequel, which early reports suggest could focus on a different group of survivors.“Mr. Stark, I don’t feel so good…”Eight months later and we’re not over it Thanos s universe-halving snap. Bring on Endgame.Cobra Kai Certified Fresh at 100%YouTube began producing its own original scripted content in 2016, but it didn’t reach mainstream status until the launch of Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai — and its universal praise from critics — in May 2018. (That it was called “YouTube Red” until that same month, when it became the less-porny “YouTube Premium,” probably didn’t help.) Cobra Kai’s first season is Certified Fresh at an impressive 100% on the Tomatometer, putting the platform’s other series, including the cheeky comedy Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television, director Doug Liman s Impulse (based on the Jumper book series), and the Tom Felton–starring sci-fi drama Origin on the critical map.The title s first season was only one of 12 TV seasons Certified Fresh at 100% in 2018 (of 79 overall), but its impact on the perception of YouTube as a serious scripted-series producer was huge.Netflix Becomes the Rom-Com KingThe resurgence of romantic comedies in 2018 is indisputable (see: Crazy Rich Asians), and while there are plenty of outside reasons why the genre is beginning to thrive again (a turbulent worldwide political atmosphere, an alternative to tentpole releases with sky-high budgets, etc.), the surge has also been helped in large part thanks to Netflix’s investment in it. The streaming service, in an attempt to beef up its own original film offerings, leaned in to the rom-com this year — to varying degrees of success. Its first breakout hit of 2018, The Kissing Booth, is Rotten at 13%, while summer sensation To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is Certified Fresh at 96%. Similarly, Kristen Bell’s Like Father is Rotten at 48% (though it s less a rom-com than a daughter-dad–com), at while the hit Set It Up (starring Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, Zoey Deutsch, and Glen Powell) is Certified Fresh at 90%. Other Fresh 2018 rom-coms from Netflix to add to your queue: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Alex Strangelove, Happy Anniversary, Ibiza, and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Expanse, and More Fan Favorites Saved from CancellationIt didn’t take a mass-mailing of hot sauce or nuts to TV executives (see: early 00s canceled-too-soon series Roswell and Jericho) to save series in 2018 — just deeply passionate fan bases with Twitter accounts (and some advantageous behind-the-scenes business dealings). During TV’s annual May culling, Fox canceled fan-favorite comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine after five seasons — and massive social media outcry followed. Mere hours later, NBC — whose studio, Universal Television, produces the series — announced it had picked up the show for season 6. Similarly, a month after Fox axed its comic book dramedy Lucifer, Netflix announced it had picked up the series for a fourth season. And Syfy’s cancellation of space drama The Expanse lasted only a few weeks, with Amazon founder, chairman, and CEO Jeff Bezos announcing at May’s International Space Development Conference that the series will return on Amazon Prime for season 4.Roseanne Fired, The Connors Is Born(Photo by ABC/Robert Trachtenberg)ABC’s decision to revive one of its biggest-ever sitcoms sounded, on the surface, like a no-brainer. Roseanne’s massive season 10 ratings seemingly reinforced that decision (it ended the 2017-2018 TV season as the No. 3 show in overall viewers and No. 3 in the advertisers’ most coveted 18-49 demographic). But the titular star’s history of racist statements raised a gigantic red flag for many in discussing the revival, though did not prevent the series from moving forward. It was a May tweet about former senior White House staffer Valerie Jarrett that proved to be the line for the Disney-owned company, which immediately canceled the series. Weeks later, it greenlit a Roseanne Barr–less spin-off, The Conners (Barr does not have any involvement in the new series, financial or otherwise) that debuted to solid, though not Roseanne-level, ratings.Mr. Rogers Heralds the Year of the Doc(Photo by Jim Judkis/© Focus Features)This was the biggest year for documentaries at the box office since 2004. Back then, the big driver was a single film, Michael Moore’s incendiary anti-Bush documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11; in 2018, the was shared among a large crop of critically-acclaimed biographical documentaries, the highest-earning of which was the Fred Rogers bio-doc, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, released in June. (That film was also one of the best-reviewed features of the year, currently sitting Certified Fresh on 99%.) Other big earners were RBG, the Ruth Bader Ginsberg documentary (94% on the Tomatometer); CNN Films’ Three Identical Strangers (96%); rock-climbing thriller Free Solo (98%); and Kevin Macdonald’ Whitney (88%), which dives into the life of late pop singer Whitney Houston and which made headlines for its shocking revelations of child abuse.James Gunn Out of Guardians FranchiseOne minute, writer-director James Gunn was Instagramming the cover of his just-finished Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 script; the next Disney was booting him from the project and throwing the future of the mega franchise into doubt. You will likely recall the reasons: A series of Gunn’s years-old inappropriate tweets resurfaced in July and, under pressure from various groups and in an effort to maintain that squeaky-clean Mouse House image, Disney and Marvel decided to cut ties. Guardians cast members came to Gunn’s defense, but it was not enough; fans are still none-the-wiser as to whether the project is moving forward, and if it is, whether Gunn’s script will be used. Marvel’s loss would ultimately be DC’s gain, with Gunn jumping on board Suicide Squad 2 as writer just a few months later, a move many fans applauded. If anyone can work magic on the story of a rag-tag bunch of shouldn’t-be-heroes, it’s Gunn.Crazy Rich Asians Has a Gold Run(Photo by © Warner Bros. Pictures)Writer Kevin Kwan and director Jon M. Chu turned down offers from Netflix to adapt Kwan’s books for the streaming service, saying they felt the movie had to be shown in theaters – they wanted Asian audiences to see themselves reflected on the big screen. The gamble paid off. Not only was Crazy Rich Asians — the first wide-release mainstream film with a largely Asian and Asian-American lead cast in 25 years – a landmark event for representation, it was a huge financial success for Warner Bros. In the lead-up to the movie’s release, the filmmakers and cast had been encouraging audiences to turn out and create a “gold open,” and the film topped the box office with .3 million over its first five days in early August. And then the fans kept coming; CRA was one of the leggiest movies of the year, making 4 million domestically. The movie also made instant stars of Awkwafina – who would go on to be just the second Asian-American woman to host SNL – as well as Henry Golding, whom audiences got a second helping of in Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor, and who has now been cast in Feig’s forthcoming Last Christmas and Guy Ritchie’s Toff Guys. Meanwhile, the movie’s star, Constance Wu, is up for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, and Michelle Yeoh is considered an outside chance for a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Oscars.The New Oscar Category That Wasn’tIn August, the Academy announced a number of big changes, including a shortened ceremony, the removal of a number of categories from the live broadcast, and, most controversially, the introduction of a new category that would honor excellence in popular film. The outcry was immediate and loud, with many shellacking the Academy for further ghettoizing popular filmmaking just as it seemed we were starting to see worthy blockbusters and genre movies, like last year’s Get Out, getting traction in top-of-the-line categories. It felt like a particularly poor move for this year, given that Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians are being seen as serious contenders for Best Film nominations. Eventually, the Academy saw the light, and quietly announced they would not be moving forward with the new category. Since then, the Academy had a super-smooth year, not having to deal with any more controversies whatsoever.Shirtless Jason Statham + Giant Shark = Huge Hit(Photo by © Warner Bros. Pictures)For whatever reason, the world was in the mood for a giant shark movie in 2018. The Meg, riding a wave of clever tongue-in-cheek marketing – the “Pleased to eat you” poster was our favorite – made 0 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing Chinese-American co-production ever. Producers behind the film have hinted that a sequel is in the works, and there are plans for a Meg-inspired theme park in China.Nic Cage Gets Wilder (Even Wilder Than Usual) in MandyThe Cage-aissance continued apace in 2018, with everyone’s favorite wild man kicking off the year as one half of a child-killing couple in Mom and Dad and following that up in September with his best performance since Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans in horror-flick–slash-fever-dream, Mandy. The movie, which co-stars Andrea Riseborough, came out of Sundance with some well-deserved buzz and would go on to be Certified Fresh at 92%. It was Cage’s highest Tomatometer score since 1997’s Face/Off, until another film came along this December DC Universe Streaming Service LaunchesDC Comics launched its own streaming service with a big FU to Batman and the debut of its dark, violent action series Titans. The first season is Certified Fresh at 82%, and the series was renewed for a second season ahead of its debut. On the slate for 2019: live-action dramas Doom Patrol (introduced in an episode of Titans), Stargirl, and Swamp Thing, animated comedy Harley Quinn, and the return of animated hit Young Justice (Outsiders premieres January 4, 2019).Venom and Bohemian Rhapsody Divide Critics and Audiences, Conquer Box OfficeThose who sniggered at the Venom trailers – and yes, that includes a couple of us here at RT – might have to eat wind-swept turds come New Year’s Eve. That’s because the film, which many critics have called a total mess when it opened in early October, is now one of the biggest movies of the year, making 4.5 million worldwide (so far). It is also one of the most divisive movies of the year, with a Tomatometer of just 28% but an Audience Score of 85%. As we said in one recent article, we’re not picking sides – Venom was kind of a blast, thanks in no small part to the efforts and charm star Tom Hardy, and we’re as excited for any potential sequels as you are. Another film that split critics was Bohemian Rhapsody, which hovered in Rotten territory until around the time of its release in November, and remains just barely Fresh at 62%. Audiences however, have dubbed it a triumph, giving it an Audience Score of 90% (!) and helping the film make 7.1 million at the global box office so far.The Spectacularly Spooky Haunting of Hill HouseIn a TV landscape with nearly 500 scripted series airing in 2018, a seemingly low-profile horror drama series based on a 1959 novel isn’t necessarily the first natural candidate for one of the biggest breakout series of the year. But Netflix s tense, spooky take on Shirley Jackson’s Gothic horror novel The Haunting of Hill House from genre vet Mike Flanagan combined a top-notch ensemble cast and groundbreaking filmmaking techniques for a genuinely scary haunted-house tale.Netflix Axes Its Marvel Series(Photo by Sarah Shatz/Netflix)With Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, set to launch in 2019, the company has begun to streamline the platforms where its content is offered. That means the Marvel-Netflix partnership, which included Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and team-up miniseries The Defenders, is on its way out. While not initially announced as a limited event, The Defenders turned into a “miniseries,” and on successive Fridays in October, the streaming service canceled Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Daredevil followed about two months later. (By the way, while critics panned Iron Fist upon its debut, earning the first season a Rotten 19%, the second season saw a vast improvement, breaking a Tomatometer record for the biggest season-over-season bump ever at a nearly Fresh 57%. And both seasons of Luke Cage were Certified Fresh at 94% and 83% respectively.) The only two series that remain are the already-filmed third season of Jessica Jones and season 2 of Daredevil spin-off The Punisher, set to be released in 2019.He Just Wants To Take Another Look at You(Photo by © Warner Bros. Pictures)Anyone skeptical that Bradley Cooper was hiding serious directing chops or that Lady Gaga was a movie star in the making was likely converted into true believer when A Star Is Born opened in theaters in early October. After debuting at Venice and playing Toronto, the movie immediately jumped to the front of many awards pundits’ “most likely” lists, and is still heavily favored in the Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress categories. Star had box office legs, too, opening with a huge million, despite being up against Venom that first weekend, and eventually crossing the 0 million mark. But perhaps the biggest measure of the movie’s success is its level of meme-ification. We watched on here at Rotten Tomatoes HQ as Gaga stans @-ed us on Twitter with bizarre and hilarious GIFs showing Gaga with dancing Fresh tomatoes, while the internet did its work with the “Just wanna take another look at you” line, and that Gaga smile. It only takes one GIF-maker to believe in you, we guess.Halloween Rejuvenates Slasher GenreWhen Jamie Lee Curtis took the stage following the world premiere of Halloween at the Toronto Film Festival in September, she got a rousing standing ovation. It wasn’t just her typically awesome greeting – “Happy Halloween, motherf—kers!” she said, strutting onto the stage – nor was it the late-night delirium that follows a scary midnight screening (the audience was still amped). It was that the movie had delivered. Director David Gordon Green had created a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original that was scary, funny (some would say too funny), and which ultimately drove a stupidly large kitchen knife through the heart of toxic masculinity, as wielded by three generations of tough-as-f k Strode scream queens. The movie would eventually be Certified Fresh, and open to nearly million. That was, Curtis pointed out in a viral tweet, the biggest ever opening for a horror movie with a female lead, the second biggest October opening ever, and the biggest opening ever for a movie with a lead over 55. No dou万博体育投注Following the recent success of his recut of Justice League, the rebound of Zack Snyder continues with Army of the Dead, a Las Vegas-set zombie movie crossed with a heist film that hits theaters on Friday, May 14, and then Netflix one week later. It’s also a return to a specific kind of feature that kickstarted his directorial career, calling to mind his 2004 debut with the Dawn of the Dead remake. The first reviews of Army of the Dead lean positive with appreciation for the usual Snyder visual flair and dependable zombie carnage, even if the story isn’t tight enough.Here’s what critics are saying about Army of the Dead:Is Zack Snyder in full comeback mode?The film is a triumph for a director whose career has been mired by polarizing opinions… If this is what Snyder looks like without studio control, please, sir, may we have some more? Charlie Ridgeley, ComicBook.comIt’s refreshing to see Snyder reignite his first love with this romp of a genre mash-up that lets Snyder loose with his most gleeful indulgences, almost as much as his worst excesses. John Nugent, Empire MagazineNever have the Snyderisms come so relentlessly, and never have they felt more welcome. Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/VultureIt’s the best I’ve seen from Snyder since Watchmen. Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentWhat if you re not typically a Snyder fan?Will Army of the Dead change the minds of Snyder critics? Probably not. But for Snyder fans and anybody in the mood for bloodthirsty zombie action, the movie hits the jackpot. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpySnyder’s army of fans will devour it whole; others might find it by turns bland and flavorsome, and will certainly experience some bloating. Jamie Graham, Total FilmThe whole thing is a blast that hooked even this Snyder skeptic. David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter(Photo by Netflix)How does it compare to Dawn of the Dead?[It’s not] on par with his unassailable, killer remake Dawn of the Dead, but it’s entertaining enough. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionIt feels like Snyder is doing exactly what he wants, and that early 2004 promise comes right back into focus. John Nugent, Empire MagazineDawn of the Dead had real stakes, honest performances… Such camaraderie, sense of discovery and community is missing in his latest return to zombie cinema. Nate Adams, The Only CriticWill it please zombie movie fans?It s easily the most exciting zombie film in years. Charlie Ridgeley, ComicBook.comIt’s the best video game movie zombie movie I’ve ever seen. Kate Sánchez, But Why Tho? A Geek CommunityThere’s enough gore, mayhem, and decay in Army of the Dead to make for a satisfying zombie-movie experience. Alonso Duralde, The WrapSnyder’s myth-making skills feel sharply honed and fresh. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterWe get a zombie king, and a zombie queen. There’s a zombie tiger. A zombie horse. Even a zombie baby. These details should seem fresh, but they get lost in all of the mayhem. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmThere is something weirdly and oppressively uninspired in this CGI world, a continuous two-and-a-half hour splurge of generic zombie content which itself feels a bit zombie-ish. Peter Bradshaw, GuardianArmy of the Dead is by no means a must-watch zombie or heist movie, and folks uninterested in this film would be fine to skip it. Molly Freeman, Screen Rant(Photo by Clay Enos/Netflix)How s the visual spectacle?The movie always looks terrific with Snyder acting as the cinematographer too, so you can t question that you re getting the full Snyder experience. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpySnyder is best known for his stunning visuals and his technical mastery is on full display in Army of the Dead. The fact that he shot the film himself in addition to directing is beyond impressive. Charlie Ridgeley, ComicBook.comVisually, the set pieces are fantastic to look at, and there are individual moments of splendor but nothing which stood out. Dewey Singleton, AwardsWatchSnyder stages long stretches of Army of the Dead like a video game, with our characters moving down hallways and wordlessly blowing away zombies. These are technically action scenes, but there’s no grace; no style. Not even a blunt realness. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmJulie Berghoff’s production design deserves its own star billing. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterHow is the ensemble cast?[Dave Bautista] proves a catchy leading brute with a Doc-Savage-as-teddy-bear quality he doesn’t overplay. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyMatthias Schweighöfer steals the show as German safe cracker Ludwig Dieter. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpyOmari Hardwick and Matthias Schweighöfer [are] the clear-cut standouts. Their chemistry is off the charts and they bring the biggest laughs, as well as the heaviest emotional punches. Charlie Ridgeley, ComicBook.comThe only real standouts are [Tig] Notaro’s chopper pilot and Schweighöfer’s hapless safecracker. Chris Evangelista, Slashfilm[Tig] Notoro is the biggest standout of the cast insofar as she s the only one having fun with the material. Molly Freeman, Screen RantIs the portrayal of women problematic?The film s portrayal and desecration of women s bodies in particular is incredibly frustrating… Even in their destruction, women exist solely to serve men. Molly Freeman, Screen RantThere are times when Army of the Dead feels mean-spirited. It s not helped that most of these moments involve the female characters, where the male characters get the larger share of Heroic Sacrifice moments. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpyHow is the writing?Stop and think too hard and Army of the Dead risks falling apart, but Snyder keeps a pace in which logic often feels like a lost cause. Eric Kohn, IndieWireThough Snyder, Hatten and Harold attempt to complicate the plot of the movie by including various twists, most of them are trite variations on old standbys. Molly Freeman, Screen RantThe overly-convoluted plot tends to be its own worst enemy at times, leading to a perceptible imbalance. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionSeveral subplots and red herrings exist to inflate an already elongated runtime, when all I wanted was Ocean s 11 with zombies. Nate Adams, The Only CriticWhat about the pacing and runtime?Almost breezy, even at a characteristically extended 2 1/2 hours…This is a long movie, but it doesn’t feel long. It moves. A.A. Dowd, AV ClubAfter the bloated excess of Snyder’s extended Justice League cut, Army feels lean and brisk. Alonso Duralde, The WrapAfter his four-hour Justice League cut, two-and-a-half hours might seem relatively thrifty, but there are pacing issues. John Nugent, Empire MagazineIt’s all very exhausting, and at 148 minutes, Army of the Dead more than overstays its welcome. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmIt s overlong and labored in places, but worth a bite for the money-shot set-pieces. Jamie Graham, Total Film(Photo by Clay Enos/Netflix)Is there the typical zombie movie social commentary?The contemporary social context is hammered home… The concept of borders alone now takes on weighted significance in the film’s world. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterIf you are aiming to make a statement then mere glancing in the direction of social injustice isn’t going to cut it. Hannah Strong, Little White LiesSnyder’s zombies might think and run to shake things up, but they aren’t placeholders for anything other than the scary-fun of watching their mangled corpses wreak gory havoc. Eric Kohn, IndieWireThat the film doesn’t belabor or over-stress its political conscience is vintage Romero, in the best sense. A.A. Dowd, AV ClubIs this just a fun time at the movies?Snyder has fashioned for us delicious, pure camp. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionArmy Of The Dead is best when Snyder leans into the fun, and allows himself moments of pure silliness. John Nugent, Empire MagazineArmy of the Dead is a wild ride of a film… a good time at the movies. Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentArmy of the Dead — which, let me reiterate, is a Vegas heist flick set during a zombie apocalypse — should be a lot more fun than it is. Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture(Photo by Clay Enos/Netflix)How does the film s surprising sweetness play?[Especially] audacious is the unexpected infusion of heart. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionWhen he aims for more emotional territory we start to feel the weight of that running time. John Nugent, Empire MagazineTonally, the film is all over the place. At different points, Army of the Dead is all heart while others it is pessimistic and bleak. Dewey Singleton, AwardsWatchWill this leave us wanting more?Army of the Dead is too long while still leaving much unexplained – animated series Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas and prequel movie Army of Thieves will take care of that. Jamie Graham, Total FilmIt represents a wider problem with modern blockbuster filmmaking – to fully understand one film you have to watch a litany of adjacent films and TV crossovers. Hannah Strong, Little White LiesWhether or not Army of the Dead spawns an actual sequel, somehow it’s just not that exciting of a prospect. You kind of already know where it’s going to go, what notes it’s going to hit. K. Austin Collins, Rolling StoneArmy of the Dead releases in select theaters on May 14, 2021 and streams on Netflix on May 21, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
WW84 is at its entertaining best in the early sequences. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterThis opening scene is everything you want from a Wonder Woman film. Rodrigo Perez, The PlaylistThe first 10 minutes of Wonder Woman 1984 moved me to tears. Germain Lussier, io9.comOr does it just take too long to get going?Once [the opening] sojourn is out of the way, the rest of Wonder Woman 1984‘s whopping two-and-a-half hour runtime flies by. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmThe pacing does feel a little uneven throughout, with a slow start establishing new characters. Nicola Austin, We Have a HulkIt takes some time to get to the major action set pieces (other than the prologue, which is gorgeous), but it’s too much of a pleasure to live in this well-realized place, populated by a quartet of capable and charismatic stars, to really care. Mary Sollosi, Entertainment WeeklyWonder Woman 1984 is well past its one-hour mark before its various characters and plot points coalesce into a single story, though it’s all so fun and frisky that such issues don’t entirely grate. Kate Erbland, IndieWireThe straightforward premise doesn’t fully justify the elongated run time. Courtney Howard, Fresh Fiction(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)How is the 1980s setting?The aesthetics are great, capturing the ‘80s in a way that isn t distracting or overwhelming but instead feels natural to the characters and the world they inhabit. Gabriella Geisinger, Digital SpyThe ’80s decor (courtesy of production designer Aline Bonetto) is by turns cheeky and earnest, celebratory and satirical. Justin Chang, Los Angeles TimesIt provides the satirical underpinnings for Wonder Woman 1984 to mock the rapacious greed of the Reagan era and its ongoing reverberations into the 21st century. Alonso Duralde, The WrapThe period proves a strangely apt lens through which to view Diana, whose unflappable earnestness can never fully avoid registering as slightly cheesy, but it goes down easier coming from an ‘80s flick. Mary Sollosi, Entertainment WeeklyDoes the movie have a good message?The underlying message the film subtly sends – that all it takes is one person to inspire change in a cynical world – is resoundingly poignant. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionThere s a touching message about togetherness that everyone needs to hear. Emma Simmonds, The ListWonder Woman 1984 is a story that only works because it’s about Diana and her distinct evolution, a superhero movie about, of all wild ideas, being a good person. Kate Erbland, IndieWireWonder Woman 1984 is a movie with a well-intentioned message that has no idea how to put that message into a compelling story. Matt Goldberg, Collider(Photo by Clay Enos/©2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)How is it to see Diana and Steve together again?There really is a beautiful love between the two characters, and in a few key scenes, you’ll be swept up in their romance. Nicola Austin, We Have a Hulk[Pine] and Gadot have solid chemistry and play up the obvious I missed 70 years of technology fish-out-of-water bit with great success. Germain Lussier, io9.comThe chemistry that Pine and Gadot had in the first film doesn’t radiate in the same way. Rodrigo Perez, The PlaylistIt feels like a burden in the sequel not simply to the plot but to Diana s entire character. She becomes almost entirely defined by her devotion to Steve. Esther Zuckerman, ThrillistHow is Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord?He is DYNAMITE… Pascal knows he’s in a crazy movie and he amps up the craziness of the plot of this film in every scene he’s in. Mike Ryan, UproxxIf there ever was a role that played perfectly to Pascal’s natural charisma, it’s Maxwell Lord. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmThere will be comic book fans who will not take a liking to certain changes in the Max Lord character. I, for one, love the different take on the villain. John Nguyen, Nerd ReactorThe overt Trumpiness, especially this late in the game, is just too on-the-nose to be amusing. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterGame as Pascal is, I think he could have been jettisoned and Wiig moved to the center. Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair(Photo by Clay Enos/©2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)And what about Kristen Wiig as Cheetah?Wiig masters the role – at first, it’s the dorky comedy star we all recognize; by the end, there’s a fire we’ve never seen before. Clarisse Loughrey, IndependentWiig does a great job in the Cheetah role and is truly hilarious as Barbara in the earlier scenes. Linda Marric, The Jewish ChronicleWiig genuinely surprised me with her performance, particularly in the action sequences… however she does become somewhat underused toward the final act, which is a shame. Nicola Austin, We Have a HulkWiig is terrific, but there s just not enough of her. Fionnuala Halligan, Screen InternationalWiig attempts to stretch her range but just seems miscast. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterDoes the film work well enough on the small screen?I do wonder if I’d have gotten antsy in a theater, as opposed to sitting on my couch at home where I could have watched another hour of Wonder Woman and Maxwell Lord having a blast. Mike Ryan, UproxxThis reviewer can only assume [the visuals] must’ve looked much cooler on a big screen; on my TV at home, they ranged from fine to excellent. Angie Han, MashableDare we ask if this is the right movie for these times?As trite as it sounds to repeat this far-too repeated phrase, [it’s] a much-needed balm for 2020. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmAt this point in 2020 it feels trite to label anything as what we need right now, but spending just shy of three hours in the company of such buoyant, heartening storytellers gave me some of the most uncompromising feelings of joy I’ve felt all year. Ella Kemp, WeLoveCinemaEvery brazen beat of Wonder Woman 1984 feels like it’s arrived to pulverize this miserable year into dust. Clarisse Loughrey, IndependentWhat we need right now this movie can’t solve, but just maybe, it will inspire someone who can. Peter Debruge, VarietyWonder Woman 1984 premieres in theaters and on HBO Max on December 25, 2020.Thumbnail image by Warner Bros. PicturesOn an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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Horror icon Robert Englund and Game of Thrones alum Tom Wlaschiha are among the actors joining season 4 of Stranger Things, HBO orders The Last of Us to series, and Justice League star Ezra Miller will play a manic pyromaniac in CBS All Access’ star-studded adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. Plus, Conan O’Brien is leaving late-night, a Darkwing Duck reboot is in the works at Disney+, Lifetime is giving a new definition to “home for the holidays,” and more of the week s top TV and streaming news.TOP STORYStranger Things Stocks Up on New Talent for Season 4(Photo by Netflix)Stranger Things 4 announced new cast members, including horror icon Robert Englund, for the new season. In a thread on Friday, the Stranger Things Twitter account announced the following actors and descriptions of their new roles (listed as pictured, starting clockwise from top left): Robert Englund aka Victor Creel is a disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s.Eduardo Franco aka Argyle: Jonathan’s new BFF. We stan a fun-loving stoner who proudly delivers delicious pizza pies for Surfer Boy Pizza.Nikola Djuricko aka Yuri is a seedy and unpredictable Russian smuggler who loves bad jokes, cold hard cash, and crunchy style peanut butter. ..Same.Joseph Quinn aka Eddie Munson. He s the head of the Hawkins High official D D Club, The Hellfire Club.Jamie Campbell Bower aka Peter Ballard is a caring man who works as an orderly at a psychiatric hospital. Tired of the brutality he witnesses day after day, will Peter finally take a stand?Tom Wlaschiha aka Dmitri, a smart and charming Russian prison guard. But can he be trusted?Mason Dye aka Jason Carver is a handsome, rich athlete who is dating the most popular girl in school. But as a new evil threatens Hawkins, his perfect world begins to unravel.Sherman Augustus aka Lt. Colonel Sullivan. He s an intelligent, no-nonsense man who believes he knows how to stop the evil in Hawkins once and for all. The images included were posted upside down. Does this mean fans will spend more time in the Upside Down this season? Stay tuned HBO Orders Video Game Adaptation The Last of Us to Series(Photo by Sony Interactive Entertainment)HBO has given a series order to drama series The Last of Us, based on the award-winning video game series, the cable network announced Friday.Craig Mazin (Chernobyl), Neil Druckmann (The Last of Us and Uncharted video game franchises), and Carolyn Strauss (HBO’s Chernobyl and Game of Thrones) are executive producers along with Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan. Written by Mazin and Druckmann, the series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television. PlayStation Productions, Word Games, and Naughty Dog produce.The story of video game The Last of Us, developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation platforms, takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Hardened survivor Joel is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. The two embark on an unexpectedly brutal, heartbreaking journey, traversing across the U.S. and depending on each other for survival.Trailers: Wonder Woman 1984, Batwoman, American Gods, and MoreNews came this week that Wonder Woman 1984 will stream on HBO Max simultaneously with its theatrical release on Christmas Day.Zack Snyd DNF作为一款2D横版类游戏，从2008年一直坚持到现在可以说相当不容易，不过随着时代的发展，端游逐渐被玩家放弃，手游的呼声越来越高，在很长一段时间里，DNF手游都被传出要公测，结果每一次都是空头支票。