亚博全网网页登录采用百度引擎5（Baidu 0）Production has wrapped on Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of The Witcher, and star Henry Cavill celebrated with a lengthy Instagram post about his experience filming the series. The takeaway: “All of those 3 am wake ups were worth it,” he writes.The Good Fight to Air on CBS(Photo by Patrick Harbron/CBS)The Good Fight is getting its on-air debut: CBS announced that the CBS All Access legal drama, a spinoff of its critically acclaimed legal drama The Good Wife, will be broadcast on CBS this summer. It’ll be the first series from CBS’ streaming service, which is also home to Star Trek: Discovery and the Twilight Zone reboot, to air on the network. While there are three seasons available on CBS All Access, CBS will air season 1 of The Good Fight. For three seasons, The Good Fight has been a big success for CBS All Access,” CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl said in a press release announcing the news. “We’re excited to provide our network audience the opportunity to catch up with characters they first fell in love with on The Good Wife, as well as introduce new viewers to this outstanding, critically acclaimed drama.”Alex Trebek’s Cancer Is Almost in Remission(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Q: What is good news? A: Alex Trebek’s latest announcement that his cancer is on its way out. The Jeopardy! host told People that although he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer three months ago, he’s in “near remission” and “some of the tumors have already shrunk by more than 50 percent.”No, Really, What Just Happened??!(Photo by Dee Cercone/Everett Collection)Fox’s upcoming experimental comedy What Just Happened??! — a faux-aftershow about a fictional series, hosted by Fred Savage (playing himself), has added a few more head-scratching details. Joining Savage as “host” will be comedian Taylor Tomlinson, and the two will be joined by Best Coast as the house band. The series is dedicated to exploring the fandom surrounding The Flare, a fictional drama based on a fictional sci-fi book series by fictional author TJ Whitford, “The Moon is the Sun at Night,” which, according to the press release announcing the very meta news, “has been a favorite of Fred Savage’s since childhood. The book revolves around a solar event and its effects on Earth – specifically, the small, blue-collar town of Milford, IL – and slowly unfolds into a post-apocalyptic battle for human survival.” What Just Happened??! will feature “multiple segments, including authentic sit-down celebrity interviews, set visits to The Flare and interviews with the ‘cast,’ as well as discussions with fans and more.” It premieres Sunday, June 30 on Fox.According to Entertainment Weekly, The Flare’s cast includes Shiri Appleby, Guillermo Diaz, Kevin Zegers, Duane Reed, Sola Bamis, Tyler Ritter, Sprague Grayden, and Amy Acker.Casting News: Creepshow, The Right Stuff, and MoreThe Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot BH90210, a mockumentary-style series featuring the main cast members attempting to launch a revival of their beloved teen soap, has cast La La Anthony and Vanessa Lachey to play the wives of Brian Austin Green and Jason Priestley, respectively. Anthony is music superstar Shay, and Lachey is high-powered publicist Camille. (No word on whether Green’s real-life wife, Megan Fox, will appear in the series.)National Geographic’s adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff has tapped former Suits star Patrick J. Adams to play Maj. John Glenn in the series adaptation of the bestseller. “The series takes a clear-eyed look at what would become America’s first ‘reality show,’ as ambitious astronauts and their families become instant celebrities in a competition that will either kill them or make them immortal in the quest to be a part of Project Mercury,” according to the official description. Production will begin in Florida in the fall and the series is set to premiere on National Geographic in 2020.Variety reports that The Princess Bride’s Cary Elwes and The Path’s Stephanie Hsu will appear in season 3 of Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay will star in USA Network’s adaptation of Brave New World alongside Alden Ehrenreich and Harry Lloyd. She’ll play Lenina Crowne, a resident of utopian New London, a city with a rigid social order and “culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex,” per the official description. But after a trip to the Savage Lands, they become embroiled in a rebellion and begin to question the lives they’ve known.Streaming service Shudder s upcoming series adaptation of Creepshow has cast David Arquette, Tricia Helfer, and Dana Gould in three different installments of the horror series. Arquette will star in Times is Tough in Musky Holler, about leaders who once controlled a town through fear and intimidation get[ting] a taste of their own medicine Helfer will star in Lydia Layne’s Better Half, in which a powerful woman denies a promotion to her protégée and lover but fails to anticipate the fallout and Gould is in Skincrawlers, featuring a man who considers a miraculous new treatment for weight loss that turns out to have unexpected complications. Desus and Mero are set to host the 2019 TCA Awards on Saturday, Aug. 3. They follow in the footsteps of former TCA hosts Kristin Chenoweth, James Corden, Terry Crews, Key Peele, and more celebs who have emceed the annual (untelevised) Television Critics Association honors, which is held every summer in Beverly Hills.The Kissing Booth 2 has added a pair of cast members: #LegendsOfTomorrow alum @maisie_rs will play a seemingly-perfect college girl who Noah grows close to while Taylor Perez will play Marco, a new classmate who Elle simultaneously develops a close friendship with. pic.twitter.com/CO8YdWHQwd See What s Next (@seewhatsnext) May 30, 2019Development Update: Normal People and MoreHulu has ordered a half-hour series based on Sally Rooney s Normal People, about “the tender but complicated relationship of Marianne (played by Gentleman Jack s Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (newcomer Paul Mescal) from the end of their school days in a small-town west of Ireland to their undergraduate years at Trinity College.”Lilly Wachowski is returning to TV for her first project post-Sense8: the new half-hour comedy series Work in Progress, which will premiere on Showtime later this year. The series debuted as part of the indie episodic program at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, and was created by Abby McEnany and Tim Mason. McEnany stars as “a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke from Chicago whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship.” Wachowski will co-write the first season and executive produce alongside the creators.Netflix has optioned three novels by YA author Sarah Dessen to be made into movies for the streaming service (following in the footsteps of the successful To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, which is getting a sequel this year). The author’s titles being adapted for the screen include This Lullaby, Once and for All, and Along for the Ride, the latter of which will be the first to become a film.
(Photo by Andrew Cooper / © Columbia Pictures )Who will win?Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) 85%Who should win?Once Upon A Time is an audience (and office) favorite, but we’d love to see the HFPA honor one of the two socially conscious comedies in the category. Knives Out, Rian Johnson’s super critically lauded whodunit (97% on the Tomatometer), is so smartly constructed and well acted, it should rise above the “popcorn movie” label to awards contender. And Jojo Rabbit, while divisive, is also treasured by some as a one-of-a-kind blast of audaciousness; it’s also connected hard with fans, with a 95% Audience Score.Best Actress Motion Picture DramaWho will win?Renee Zellweger – Judy (2019) 82%Who should win?Renee Zellweger’s performance as Judy Garland has been hailed as electrifying ever since the Certified Fresh Judy premiered at Telluride, and we’re not going to argue: It’s a gutsy performance and an ideal comeback vehicle for the Oscar-winning Bridget Jones star whose own journey through Hollywood has shades of Garland s. She will and should win, though Charlize Theron, playing her own real-life-figure-with-some-press-issues in Bombshell, also stands a chance.Best Actor Motion Picture Drama(Photo by © Warner Bros.)Who will win?Joaquin Phoenix – Joker (2019) 68%Who should win? Experts are predicting Joaquin Phoenix will dance up the stairs, to the stage, and take out Best Actor – Drama for his deeply committed take on the Clown Prince of Crime. But, we simply can’t look past Adam Driver’s complete annihilation of the screen as one half of a crumbling relationship in Marriage Story for our pick in this category, closely followed by Antonio Banderas’s career-best work in Pedro Almadovar’s Pain and Glory, which nabbed him best actor honors at Cannes.Best Actress Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Photo by Casi Moss, courtesy of A24)Who will win?Awkwafina – The Farewell (2019) 97%Who should win?The competition is tougher for actresses in the drama category, with most of the Oscar frontrunners parked there for the Golden Globes, leaving Comedy open to The Farewell’s Awkwafina. She’s more than deserving, but so is Emma Thompson, whose stellar work in Late Night – which lost some critical and awards steam in the space between its Sundance debut and mid-year release – we’d love to see recognized. Also, look out for Knives Out’s Ana de Armas, whose wide-eyed but savvier-than-she-seems Marta grounds the much-loved film.Best Actor Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Who will win?Taron Egerton – Rocketman (2019) 89%Who should win? The HFPA loves a Brit, and a rising star, and Taron Egerton gives one of those absolutely-everything performances in Rocketman that will have folks seeing him as more than simply Eggsy from now on. But… we have to go with Eddie Murphy’s career-best work – and what a freaking career! – in Dolemite Is My Name for our in-a-fair-world pick.Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture(Photo by Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)Who will win?Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers (2019) 87%Who should win? Margot Robbie is completely transformed in Bombshell. Laura Dern out-Renatas herself in her fabulous Marriage Story turn. And Florence Pugh – who isn’t nominated, but should have been – gives us an Amy March for the ages in Little Women. But superstar and mogul J-Lo did more than just remind us she’s a talented actress in Hustlers, she lit up the screen unlike just about anyone else – man, woman, mad Titan – this year. A deserved win.Best Supporting Actor Motion Picture(Photo by © Columbia Pictures)Who will win?Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) 85%Who should win? We could watch Brad do his thing for another three hours (shirt on or off) – he s that good. But for our money, Joe Pesci, back on screens after almost a decade, is just that little bit better in The Irishman. As Russell Bufalino, he s all quiet menace, and steals the show from under (the also excellent) Pacino and De Niro.Best Director Motion Picture(Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)Who will win?Bong Joon-ho – Parasite (2019) 98%Who should win? The Bong Hive – that vocal group of online fans who ve embraced the director with the fervor of an early 2010s One Direction fan – will have reason to celebrate Sunday, and deservedly so. With Parasite, still at 99% on the Tomatometer, Bong Joon-ho did the near-impossible: created a stateside stir with a foreign film. Surprising, thrilling, hilarious – Parasite is not eligible for major film categories, and here is where it will get its justice. Unless, that is, the epicness of The Irishman or technical wizardry of 1917 dazzle the HFPA enough to cause an upset.Best Screenplay Motion PictureWho will win?Marriage Story (2019) 94%Who should win? Hard to argue with Noah Baumbach s deeply personal, beautifully observed, and very, well, wordy divorce tale taking home the prize. But we think Bong Joon-ho s bracing, inventive, and richly allegorical Parasite would be the (slightly) more deserving choice. 昨日LOL手游官方在B站投稿了一个关于手游玩家现状的视频，内容大致就是王者的玩家来玩LOL手游还保留着之前王者里的习惯，做出了各种不符合该游戏的操作。并且官方还在评论区置顶“适度玩梗，召唤师峡谷欢迎每一位玩家”。视频的评论区瞬间便因各路玩家的争吵而沦陷，而官方也在评论区回复玩家不停起哄。
ing Race halted production on its 33rd season, and European content conference MIPTV 2020 has been canceled. Now SWSW — which lost presenters in Apple, Netflix, Amazon Studios, Twitter, WarnerMedia, Facebook, and TikTok and celeb attendees including Trent Reznor and Ozzy Osbourne — also canceled its March events. We are devastated to share this news with you, SXSW organizers wrote in an event update on SXSW.com. “ The show must go on is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 34 years that the March event will not take place. We are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented situation. Fox News has canceled its upfront presentation for later this month in New York. Disney has canceled its European launch of Disney+ in London. And Japan’s Olympic minister has suggested the Summer Games could be postponed until later in 2020. (Deadline)As of now, PaleyFest 2020 – featuring cast members and showrunners from The Mandalorian, The Boys, Star Trek: Picard, Schitt’s Creek, Outlander, Ozark, and more – is still on for March 13-22 in L.A.Read Also: No Time to Die Gets Pushed Back to November, and More Movie NewsA Triple Dose of Courteney Cox Coming Back to TV: Friends Reunion, Game Show, and a Horror-Comedy Series(Photo by Jordin Althaus/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)Courteney Cox is headed back to primetime via Starz’s Shining Vale, a horror-comedy series from Divorce creator Sharon Horgan and Jeff Astrof, co-creator of NBC’s Trial Error. Cox will play the mom of a dysfunctional family who leaves the city to move to a small town. They take up residence in a house where a lot of bad things have happened, but mom Pat is the only one who notices. That leads her to believe she’s either possessed or depressed — the symptoms are the same for both.And two sure-thing C.C. sightings ahead: that Friends reunion we’re all living for on HBO Max, and, as part of its Red Nose Day fundraiser, NBC will air the special Celebrity Escape Room, with Jack Black hosting contestants Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Ben Stiller, and Adam Scott. The special will air on May 21, followed by a two-hour variety show telethon that will raise money for childhood poverty charities.Oprah Creates Apple TV+ Special To Address American Dirt Book ControversyIt’s Oprah Winfrey’s multimedia world we live in, and she’s going the Apple TV+ route to address the recent controversy surrounding author Jeanine Cummins’ bestseller American Dirt, and Oprah’s own role in the literary drama. At midnight ET on March 6, Winfrey will premiere a two-part interview with Cummins, plus authors Reyna Grande, Julissa Arce and Esther Cepeda, and members of the Latinx community, followed by a discussion with Latinx people “who saw themselves reflected in the book and share their insights into real-life migrant experiences,” according to Apple.American Dirt, which tells the story of a Mexican mother and son who try to make their way to the American border after the rest of their family is murdered by a cartel, has drawn the ire of readers who accuse Cummins – who identified as white before revealing she has a Puerto Rican grandmother, Vulture reports – of being “appropriative” in telling the story. The book has sparked discussion about who has the right to tell stories outside their own cultures and experiences, and Winfrey found herself pulled into the mix (and the target of anger from some of those readers) after she selected the book for her Oprah’s Book Club.New Trailers: Hugh Jackman Dishes Up Some Bad Education on HBOMore trailers:Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, season 1, starring Natalie Dormer (Showtime)I Know This Much Is True, drama starring Mark Ruffalo (HBO)Stranger Things, season 4 table read (Netflix)Killing Eve, season 3, starring Sandra Oh (BBC America)What We Do in the Shadows, season 2 teaser (FX)The English Game, season 1, from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes (Netflix)Breeders, season 1, family comedy starring Martin Freeman (FX)The Last O.G., season 3, starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish (TBS)Belgravia, limited series based on the Julian Fellowes novel (EPIX)Home Before Dark, season 1, starring Brooklynn Prince and Jim Sturgess (Apple TV+)Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy: Siege, season 1, animated series (Netflix)Boomerang, season 2, with all episodes directed by women of color (BET)Elite, season 3, Spanish teen drama (Netflix)Future Man, season 3, starring Josh Hutcherson (Hulu)On My Block, season 3, teen comedy (Netflix)Tales From the Loop, season 1, starring Rebecca Hall (Amazon Video)Go Karts, coming-of-age racing movie (Netflix)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.Casting News: Silicon Valley Star Thomas Middleditch Needs a Kidney in Chuck Lorre s B Positive(Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for 101 Studios)Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch will star in Chuck Lorre’s CBS comedy pilot B Positive, about a recently-divorced dad, Drew, who needs a kidney donor. Sara Rue – a vet of three Lorre series: The Big Bang Theory, Mom, and Two and a Half Men – and You’re the Worst star Kether Donohue will also star in the series. Rue will play Drew’s ex, while Donohue will play a party girl friend of Drew, and the previously announced Annaleigh Ashford (Masters of Sex) will play the woman who donates a kidney to Drew. (Variety)The Handmaid’s Tale star Ann Dowd has been cast as the titular POTUS in Showtime’s pilot for the adaptation of The President Is Missing, the novel by James Patterson and Bill Clinton. Dowd plays President Jillian Stroud, who goes missing halfway through her first term in office, thrusting her veep, played by David Oyelowo, into her job. (Deadline)Orange Is the New Black star Lorraine Toussaint will play the aunt of Queen Latifah’s Robyn McCall on the CBS reboot of drama The Equalizer.ra Sedgwick is starring in the ABC comedy pilot My Village, about a recently widowed Midwestern woman who moves to Los Angeles to be near her adult children, but doesn’t exactly fit in with the hipster L.A. lifestyle.Warcraft star Ben Schnetzer has replaced Barry Keoghan as main character Yorick Brown in FX’s drama Y: The Last Man. The series adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s comic revolves around Yorick’s quest to find out what wiped out all male chromosomes on the planet, leaving him … what the title says. The rest of the cast includes Diane Lane, Marin Ireland, and Amber Tamblyn. (THR)Without a Trace star Anthony LaPaglia will play Trevor, the widower who moves in with his son, Jim Jeffries’ character, in the NBC comedy pilot Jeffries. (Deadline) Veep star Reid Scott will star in the high-concept NBC drama pilot Echo, about a team of undercover FBI agents who go into the past, assume the identities and bodies of the victims, and try to prevent crimes before they happen. Scott will also be a producer on the series, which has signed True Blood star Janina Gavankar as the female lead, playing a cop. (Deadline)Schitt’s Creek star Emily Hampshire has been cast as the co-lead in EPIX’s Chapelwaite, opposite Adrien Brody. The 10-episode drama is based on Stephen King’s Jerusalem’s Lot, and is planned for a fall 2020 premiere. Hampshire will play Rebecca, an aspiring writer who applies for the job of governess to Captain Charles Boone’s (Brody) children, and hopes to use them as inspiration for the book she’s writing. “In doing so,” according to EPIX, “Rebecca will not only craft the next great gothic novel, she’ll unravel a mystery that has plagued her own family for years.”Taxi and Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd is guest starring on NCIS, playing a Navy veteran of the Pearl Harbor attack who gets caught up in a Gibbs (Mark Harmon) investigation. (TVLine)The Facts of Life and Living Single star Kim Fields has joined the cast of the Netflix comedy The Upshaws, about a working class African American family in Indiana. Fields will play a mother of three, married to a character played by Mike Epps and sister of a character played by Wanda Sykes.Succession star Ashley Zukerman will star in NBC’s drama pilot Langdon, about the Robert Langdon character at the center of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code novel and its sequels. Tom Hanks played the character in the movie versions of Brown’s books.Brandon McKnight, who plays Chester P. Runk on The Flash, has been promoted to series regular for season 7 of The CW series. (Deadline)(Photo by Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images)R B star Usher will executive produce and serve as a judge on the Quibi dance competition series The Sauce. (Deadline)Doctor Who and Years and Years star Maxim Baldry has been cast in Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series. No details about his role have been announced, but the series has already been renewed for a second season before the first premieres.Suits alum Gina Torres will play one of the titular roles in the ABC drama pilot The Brides, a “sexy, contemporary reimagining of the Dracula story.” From producer Greg Berlanti and Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the series revolves around three immortal women – led by Torres’ Cleo Phillips – who go to great lengths to maintain their family’s power.Wayward Pines and Sleepy Hollow star Shannyn Sossamon will play the lead in the Fox drama pilot The Cleaning Lady, about a doctor who moves to the U.S. from the Philippines to get medical treatment for her son. When things go badly, she has to go into hiding, and becomes the on-call cleaning woman for the mafia. (Variety)Rumer Willis has been cast in a “pivotal” role on Fox’s firefighter drama 9-1-1. No specifics are available on who she’ll play, but the Empire and Masked Singer alum, and Dancing with the Stars champion, is said to be involved in “one of the show’s biggest emergencies yet.” (TVLine)Tony-nominated Broadway star Hailey Kilgore (Once on This Island) has signed on for the Power prequel series Power Book III: Raising Kanan, where she’ll play Jukebox, the Kanan Stark corrupt cop confidant played by Anika Non-Rose in the original series. The teenage version of Jukebox is one of Kana’s best friends, and an aspiring singer.HBO Max has cast its Gossip Girl reboot stars: Whitney Peak (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Eli Brown (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), Emily Alyn Lind (Code Black), Johnathan Fernandez (Lethal Weapon), and Jason Gotay (Peter Pan Live!). Kristen Bell will return as the narrator, a role she performed in the original CW series. Lind will play a character with a long-time boyfriend whose eye may start wandering, but the rest of the characters’ descriptions are being kept under wraps.How to Get Away with Murder vet Kendrick Sampson will play Brad, the boyfriend of Odette Annable’s Janey Steadman in ABC’s pilot for the thirtysomething sequel, thirtysomething(else).The Good Doctor star and executive producer Daniel Dae Kim will join New Amsterdam in the recurring role of the hospital’s new head trauma surgeon. He debuts in the April 7 episode. (TVLine)Brett Gelman, whose conspiracy theorist and Hopper pal Murray Bauman was introduced during season 2 of Stranger Things, has been promoted to series regular for season 4.Kirstie alum Eric Petersen will play the title role in AMC’s Kevin Can F*** Himself, about the secret life of what we think of as the typical sitcom TV wife (played by Schitt’s Creek star Annie Murphy). Mary Hollis Inboden (The Real O’Neals) has also been cast as the couple’s neighbor, Alex Bonifer (Superstore) plays Kevin’s best friend.Pitch star Kylie Bunbury will star with Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) in David E. Kelley’s ABC thriller The Big Sky, about a PI and an ex-cop who partner to locate two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver in Montana. Ryan Phillippe and Chicago P.D. alum Brian Geraghty also star. (Variety) (Deadline)Star Trek: Discovery alum Jason Isaacs has joined the cast of the Sophia Bush CBS medical drama pilot Good Sam. He’ll play the surgeon father of Bush’s Sam, and, after waking up from a month-long coma, he finds out Sam is now his boss. (Variety)Grace Gummer (Mr. Robot) and Prodigal Son’s Molly Griggs will join Alec Baldwin, Jamie Dornan, and Christian Slater in the Peacock limited series Dr. Death, based on a podcast about a sociopathic doctor (Dornan). (Deadline)Burn Notice star Coby Bell will play Texas Ranger captain Larry James on The CW’s Walker, Texas Ranger reboot, Walker, with Jared Padalecki. (Deadline)Read More: Premiere Dates Calendar: Quibi Announces Launch Line-upDave Chappelle, Ali Wong, David Letterman Headline Netflix s First Comedy FestNetflix will host its first comedy festival – the Netflix Is a Joke Fest — in Los Angeles in April and May, including performances by Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Amy Schumer, Jamie Foxx, Ali Wong, Wanda Sykes, Sebastian Maniscalco, Mike Birbiglia, and Hannah Gadsby. Tickets for the weeklong, multiple venue fest go on sale on March 6.Development News: Disney+ To Reunite LeFou and Gaston for Beauty and the Beast Prequel Series(Photo by Laurie Sparham /© Walt Disney Pictures /courtesy Everett Collection)Josh Gad and Luke Evans will reprise their roles as LeFou and Gaston, respectively, for a six-episode musical prequel to Beauty and the Beast on Disney+, EW reports. Once Upon a Time creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz will develop the project and showrun the series along with Gad. Producers are reportedly in talks with composer Alan Menken to return.Podcasting with Christafuh: Fans of The Sopranos will soon have the opportunity to get new, behind-the-scenes scoop on the classic HBO drama, straight from the mobsters’ mouths, when stars Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa — that’s Christopher and Bobby — launch the Talking Sopranos podcast. The two will bring fellow cast members, writers, and directors into the mix as they break down each episode of the show — that’s 85 installments before we get their opinions about whether or not Tony survived the series finale. Talking Sopranos will debut in April on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube.A E has scheduled a two-night salute to country music superstars. On April 12, the network will debut Biography: Dolly, documenting the life of the legendary Dolly Parton, followed by Willie Nelson: American Outlaw, a Nashville concert in honor of Nelson, featuring performances by George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, and Vince Gill. The following night, Biography: Kenny Rogers unfolds the life and career of the singer best known for his hit song “The Gambler.”British novelist and Chaplin screenwriter William Boyd is writing a miniseries about the 2019 fire in the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, based on The New York Times coverage of the devastation. (Variety)Fresh Off the Boat writer and co-producer Cindy Fang and executive producers Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan are developing the comedy Asian Descent for Freeform. The dark comedy is about an aspiring musician who has to move back home with her immigrant parents when her dreams aren’t working out. (Variety)Jessica Alba will host the docuseries Parenting Without Borders for Disney+. Based on the 2014 book of the same name written by Christine Gross-Loh, the series will find Alba travelling all around the world to spend time with families and learn about their parenting customs. Deadline says the series is described as “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown for parenting.” (Deadline)Quibi has ordered a trio of non-scripted series: Sex Next Door, which will follow the lives of four sex workers in Seattle; Hot Off the Mic, a daily show where comedians will give their takes on the headlines of the day; and How We Met, which will follow a new couple’s origins story each episode. (Deadline) (Deadline)Judge Judy will end after its upcoming 25th season, but Judith Sheindlin announced she’s developing a new series, Judy Justice, which will premiere the following year.Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka will host the Quibi game show Let’s Go, Atsuko! A Woke Japanese Game Show. Two contestants will be asked to name something they love and something they fear, which will be used to tailor challenges for them that take place in the “surreal universe inside [Okatsuka’s] grandma’s fridge.” (Deadline)亚博全网网页登录character and be like, bloody hell, no wonder women wanted to liberated because this is miserable. But yeah, if especially you re a young actress and they just get you into a corset then automatically you re like this treasured, virginal, ingenue.RT: It struck me while watching that I’ve actually never seen you in anything where you use your own accent — you’re always playing an American.Cooke: Yeah I was really worried going in cause I m doing a very posh English accent, and I m worried that I can t do this now. I m worried that I can t act in something that is close to my own accent!RT: I think it worked out. How did you feel?Cooke: I don t hear American and I don t hear my own accent, so I think I m all right.(Photo by Robert Viglasky/Amazon)RT: What did you like about Becky?Cooke: She s just so naughty and so mischievous and conniving. She says exactly what she thinks and she s so unapologetic for her actions. I think playing someone like that is usually only reserved for the men. And I think of a Fleabag or a Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep — these women that I m so drawn to have these qualities where they re incredibly flawed people but they kind of know it as well, and they re using that to their advantage. Especially with Becky, [it was] a time when women didn t have jobs unless you were a very, very low status. She s using her wit and her charm and her skills as seductress to get by in life and to rise to the ranks of society. I just think she s pretty clever and she s pretty conniving for doing that.RT: Had you read the novel this series is based on?Cooke: When I got sent the scripts and they signed off on me, and I signed on, I read the book. It s a really incredible book. It gives you a visceral sense of the time, but also William Makepeace Thackeray has written these incredibly flawed women, Amelia Sedley and Becky Sharp, who are at two opposite ends of the spectrum. Neither one of them is this archetype or vision of what a woman should be in life.(Photo by Robert Viglasky/Amazon)RT: Reviews of the show have mentioned that it makes the story relatable for a 21st-century audience. Would you agree?Cooke: I do, and I think all of us made a bit of a conscious effort because we weren t there at this time in the early 1800s. You don t really know what people act like. Gwyneth Hughes has done such an amazing job of adapting the book and really making it her own, in a sense, as well. The dialogue is there on the page, but in terms of physicality we don t have to act with a big rod up our asses. You can be a bit more silly. You can be a bit more frivolous with your performance and more flamboyant. I think it works. Also, we adopted this motif of giving the occasional glances to camera in order to let the audience in and let it be a little more accessible and a bit more conspiratorial. So they re in on the plotting and the conniving with Becky, and I think other period dramas sometimes hold the audience at arm’s length because it does feel too foreign, the way people live. But with this it s a bit of a nudge-nudge, wink-wink, you re on the same level as me.RT: What’s next for you?Cooke: I did an episode of the anthology Modern Love for Amazon. So Amazon is keeping me employed, which is nice. And then I did a film in summer with Riz Ahmed called Sound of Metal, directed by Darius Marder.Vanity Fair is available Friday, Dec. 21 on Amazon Prime.
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The Montagues and Capulets. The Hatfields and McCoys. Bette and Joan. Tay Tay and Kanye. The world has given us some epic feuds over the centuries, but do any even come close in scale to wise-cracking, abs-heavy, claws-vs.-katanas feud that has raged between X-Men Universe members Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman since the late 2000s? (Probably, definitely – but just go with us here.) In our latest episode of Vs., we’re getting into the beefcake battle that has dominated social media for over a decade: Funnyman Reynolds vs. showman Jackman, the Green Lantern vs. the Paperback Hero (Google it). To fairly adjudicate the long-running quarrel, our host Mark Ellis will compare the two well-rounded thesps on a number of criteria: Box office performance; Tomatometer and Audience Scores; iconic characters they’ve played; and their feuding abilities. Who will win ultimate bragging rights? And will this be the FINAL word in this actorly contest of brawn and barbs? Tune in to find out.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
Director Rian Johnson with Chris Evans and Ana de Armas. (Photo by Claire Folger, © Lionsgate)But this is really Ana de Armas movie, right?“Ana de Armas is a surprising standout.” Adam Chitwood, Collider“Ana De Armas is spectacular.” Carla Renata, The Curvy Film Critic“De Armas shines as the hired help plunged into the middle of a murder investigation.” Tim Grierson, Screen International“Sweet, charming, and adept at some great physical comedy, de Armas is a treat to watch.” Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmAny others who stand out?“Jamie Lee Curtis does amazing work for laughs by delivering a deadpan performance. It’s amazing.” Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies“Collette punches past the rafters, through the roof, and enters Earth’s lower orbit, combining faux-spirituality, liberal elitism, and emotionally stunted neediness into a whirlwind of hilarious inanity.” Jake Cole, Slant“The local cops played by Lakeith Stanfield and Noah Segan…deserve their own spin-off movie.” Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmWhich below-the-line talents make an impression? It’s a testament to Bob Ducsay’s editing that not only does the film fly by, but each scene featuring the massive ensemble feels even-handed and clear.” Adam Chitwood, Collider“The Thrombey estate is an art director’s dream, as production designer David Crank imagines a mansion that only a mystery novelist could fashion for himself.” Peter Debruge, Variety(Photo by Claire Folger, Lionsgate)Does the movie get political?“[It’s] grand statement about America and our current moment…the first film to take on the significance of a President Trump without lapsing into corny preachiness.” Charles Bramesco, The Playlist“The film’s true lacerations concern those inflicted by the elite on themselves in Johnson’s expert parody of whodunnit class politics.” Jake Cole, Slant“Some of [the] attempts to give the film a contemporary, Trump’s America spin are a little too clunky, other similar touches work so well that you’re willing to forget them.” Benjamin Lee, Guardian“The rich-folks jabs provide the film’s cheapest laughs.” Peter Debruge, Variety“Thanks to an impeccable script, game actors and plenty of laughs, though, the messaging goes down easy.” Joe Lipett, Bloody DisgustingAny criticisms – at all?“This thriller can sometimes be too mechanical — a breezy exercise if not always an emotionally satisfying one.” Tim Grierson, Screen International“Spending so much time with [Ana de Armas] when the time could be spent with the film’s larger than life personalities is admittedly frustrating.” Joe Lipett, Bloody DisgustingWe hear there s a final shot for the ages “My God does Johnson stick the landing with one of the best final shots of the year.” Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com“[It’s an] all-timer of a final shot.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire“[Johnson]’s assembled a dazzling contraption that, if twisted in just the right way, pops open to reveal a nugget of wisdom crystallized by the cathartic final shot.” Charles Bramesco, The PlaylistWill we want to see it again (and again)?“When it ends you’ll immediately want to get back on.” Adam Chitwood, Collider“I cannot wait to see this laugh riot again!” Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the MoviesKnives Out premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2019. It will be in theaters November 27, 2019.
(Photo by (c)Buena Vista Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)Far too often, animated movies are written off as overly kid-friendly, unsophisticated fluff, when the truth is the medium is capable of telling stories as mature as the most prestigious live-action dramas. Sometimes, however, an animated movie ostensibly made for children can also be spooky enough to terrify the most hardened youngsters, and even a few adults.One of Disney s most infamous animated movies, The Black Cauldron, opened 35 years ago and traumatized kids of all stripes, and to celebrate its anniversary, we re taking a look back at its peers. Whether they were intentionally spooky or simply featured a couple of freaky moments that made every kid hit fast-forward, we ve put together a list of the scariest animated movies that terrified the young audiences they were meant to entertain.Coraline (2009) 90%(Photo by Focus Features)On the surface, this stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman s novel is a silly story of a spunky, bored little girl who finds a hidden door to a secret world where everything is perfect, yet slightly off. But just like its hidden parallel dimension, Coraline is freaky and frequently plain horrifying. As soon as Coraline finds the secret door, the story begins to unfold like a horror film, ramping up its creepy atmosphere and frightening creatures. But the real terror comes the moment Coraline is given her own set of button eyes, to be sewn on by her creepy Other Mother before she transforms into a giant spider and all hell breaks loose. Moira MacDonald summarized it for the Seattle Times: Children who like being scared will get a kick out of this wildly creative movie; adults needn t have a child in tow to enjoy it, too. The Great Mouse Detective (1986) 80%(Photo by Walt Disney Productions)A noir mystery starring mice may not necessarily seem like a film that would give you nightmares for days on end, but you would be wrong. Based on the children s novel Basil of Baker Street which itself was inspired by the tales of Sherlock Holmes The Great Mouse Detective starts with a little mouse girl named Olivia celebrating her birthday with her father at home, when suddenly a one-legged bat breaks into the house and kidnaps the father. The film s eerie atmosphere persists throughout its runtime, and even when there are moments of levity or sweetness, they re usually followed by moments of utter terror. For many children, the bat represents their first experiences with jumpscares, as he is responsible for the two most frightening ones in the film: first, when he bursts into Olivia s home at the beginning of the movie, and later when he leaps out of a baby carriage to abduct her. Nina Darnton wrote for The New York Times that Small children may be afraid of some of the bad characters the Disney Studio s gift for creating really nasty bad guys means that they are scary but they will love the cute, brave mice and cheer their triumphs. Adults will enjoy the wit and style. The Last Unicorn (1982) 73%(Photo by Jensen Farley Pictures)Horror and fantasy are two genres that don t cross nearly enough, but when they do, they offer unique experiences. The Last Unicorn skews more towards fantasy, but it still packs enough spooky elements to make it a scary film for kids. Rankin/Bass may be better known for their holiday classics like the stop-motion animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but this fantasy epic about a unicorn who discovers she is the last of her kind and embarks on a quest to discover what has happened to her kin is full of horrific dangers. Without a doubt, the most frightening for kids was the fiery Red Bull, evil incarnate, with its deep, blood-red color and almost hollow eyes that no doubt inspired countless nightmares. Writing about the film for Time Out, Geoff Andrew explained that The Last Unicorn has Some horrific moments (the mark of the best fairytales) and some sublimely witty lines. Monster House (2006) 75%(Photo by Sony Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)Monster House is ultimately charming and fun for most, but this is, after all, the only proper horror film on this list, and while it s largely kid-friendly, it s also suitably frightening in spots, as any haunted house movie worth its salt should be. The film follows three kids who decide to explore the creepy old house in their neighborhood with a terrifying reputation. It feels like a 1980s Amblin movie, full of adventure and comedy and more than a little danger, thanks to a few intense scenes courtesy of the imaginatively rendered titular house. As L.A. Weekly s Scott Foundas said of the film, Monster House becomes one of those wonderfully weird adventure stories beloved of children who don t mind getting a good old-fashioned case of the heebie-jeebies. It s kind of a blast for adults too. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) 95%(Photo by Buena Vista Pictures)Ask any horror fan and they ll tell you that Christmas and horror make for a fantastic combination, but this is one of the rare times that the two cross over in animated form, and it s mostly a delightful treat. From the mind of Tim Burton and Henry Selick comes the story of the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington, who gets tired of the same annual festivities and decides to kidnap Santa Claus and take over Christmas. As sweet and funny as it is terrifyingly gruesome, The Nightmare Before Christmas is a visual treat, even if those visuals are frequently bizarre, off-kilter, and a little macabre for the toddler set. The best example is the burlap-sack villain Ooogie Boogie, who literally refers to himself as the boogieman and who meets his demise when he comes apart at the seams and reveals he s full of creepy-crawlies. As Alan Jones wrote for the Radio Times, Only the deliciously demented imagination of Edward Scissorhands director Tim Burton could have come up with such a dark vision of the holiday season. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998) 88%(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)For decades, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang have served as an introduction to horror for kids, offering mildly creepy stories that always ended with an Aw, shucks! and a smile. Well, not Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, which marked the first time the gang faced a real supernatural threat as they set out to find ghosts and monsters in Louisiana. What starts as another typical Scooby-Doo adventure quickly devolves into a tale of voodoo, ghost pirates, vengeful cat demons, and of course, zombies, all tied together by a tragic backstory much darker than fans of the show would have been accustomed to. There aren t any greedy tycoons in rubber suits here, and actual death of werecats and humans alike is a major element of the plot. There really isn t anything else quite like this in the Scooby-Doo canon, and any kid going into it expecting the usual antics was in for a shock.The Secret of NIMH (1982) 93%(Photo by United Artists)If you thought animated movies featuring talking animals were all sunshine and rainbows, think again. This film based on the children s novel Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH follows a field mouse as she tries to save her ill son both from his pneumonia and from the farmer whose land they live on before he plows through it. Don Bluth s adaptation is full of truly terrifying moments involving the survivors of scientific experiments, including a rat-eating cat named Dragon. But the scene that really traumatized kids was the visit to the Great Owl, whose introduction includes a lair littered with the bones of his devoured prey, a gruesome encounter with an ill-fated spider, and a pair of creepy, glowing eyes that stared into your very soul. Bluth s films always skewed a little darker than typical Disney fare, and this was a prime example of his aesthetic. As critic Christopher Null wrote for Filmcritic.com, Never mind the G rating, this is scary stuff which sent my little one fleeing to another room inside of 10 minutes. Spirited Away (2001) 97%(Photo by Walt Disney Pictures)Japanese animation maestro Hayao Miyazaki s films have been described as beautifully made artistic wonders and visual masterpieces, but frightening isn t a sensation you normally associate with his work. That being said, Spirited Away is his most haunting film, and it has more than its fair share of creepy moments that sneak up on you and make a lasting impression. The story of a girl lost in a world ruled by spirits is as whimsical as a Disney film, but it doesn t shy away from disturbing imagery, like when young protagonist Chihiro sees her parents transformed into monstrous and endlessly hungry pigs, or when the spirit No Face begins to devour all the employees of the bathhouse in a wild frenzy. Children who toughed it out through the more frightening moments were rewarded with an enchanting, magical experience, but for some kids, that would have been a tall order.Watership Down (1978) 82%(Photo by Avco Embassy courtesy Everett Collection)It doesn t take long for Watership Down to shed its cute bunny film facade and reveal a deeper allegory that flows red with blood. This adaptation of Richard Adams novel follows a group of rabbits on a perilous journey to find refuge after one of them has an apocalyptic vision about their home. For generations, Watership Down has traumatized children with haunting imagery of red-eyed rabbits ripping each other s throats out or suffocating as they re buried alive, and peril lies around every turn in the story. Walter Chaw of Film Freak Central summed it up succinctly: Unsentimental and terrifying. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) 97%(Photo by Buena Vista Pictures) Wait a second. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a live-action movie, you might say, and you d be (mostly) right, but Robert Zemeckis loony live-action/animated hybrid deserves a spot on this list because it features one of Disney s scariest villains, Christopher Llloyd s Judge Doom, who spoiler alert is actually a cartoon himself. When we first meet Doom, he mercilessly murders an innocent toon without flinching, dumping it into a vat of corrosive dip. Then comes the pivotal moment when we discover Doom s true identity; as played by Lloyd, he already resembled a half-desiccated corpse, a cross between the evil preacher from the Poltergeist movies and the Gestapo officer from Raiders of the Lost Ark who gets his face melted off. But once he s run over by the streamroller and pops back up, Doom is another beast altogether and the stuff of childhood nightmares.The Black Cauldron was released on July 24, 1985.Did we leave out one of your favorites? Don t agree with our choices? Let us know in the comments!
This Week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Captain Marvel 2, Cyrano, John Wick 5, and Disney s Pinocchio. This WEEK S TOP STORYKEANU REEVES TO FILM JOHN WICK 5 BACK-TO-BACK WITH JOHN WICK 4(Photo by David Lee/©Summit Entertainment)Staging any major film production is a costly affair, so for decades, when a studio knows they re going to make more than one movie anyway, they will sometimes produce movies back to back, which basically means two or more movies are produced at the same time, using the same cast, crew, etc. The most famous example of back-to-back production was probably Peter Jackson s Lord of the Rings trilogy, but other examples include Keanu Reeves two Matrix sequels, the two Back to the Future sequels, and Quentin Tarantino s two Kill Bill films. Lionsgate obviously has something of a cash cow in their John Wick franchise, so it s not surprising that this week, the studio announced the greenlighting of John Wick 5, which will be filmed back-to-back with John Wick 4. Lionsgate had originally scheduled John Wick 4 for release on May 21, 2021, but the COVID-19 pandemic pushed that film s production back, so the release was pushed back a year to May 27, 2022. John Wick 5 does not yet have a release date. In related news, director Chad Stahelski (who will be directing the two John Wick sequels) and screenwriter Derek Kolstad (who has written or co-written all of the John Wick movies) are also now signed to adapt an English-language remake of the 2010 South Korean action thriller The Man from Nowhere, whose plot incidentally bears some resemblance to the first John Wick.Other Top Headlines1. CANDYMAN DIRECTOR NIA DACOSTA TAPPED FOR CAPTAIN MARVEL 2(Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)This story is best started with a little bit of recent history. In 2018, director Gina Prince-Bythewood was getting ready to direct the Marvel Comics movie Silver Black (about Silver Sable and Black Cat) for Sony Pictures for what would have been their 2019 release after Venom, but then the studio flinched and pulled Silver Black from their calendar, and Prince-Bythewood directed The Old Guard (Certified Fresh at 80%) for Netflix instead. Also in 2018, Selma director Ava DuVernay signed with Warner Bros. to direct the DC Comics property The New Gods, but two years later, we still don t know when that project will start production. That means that before this week, neither Marvel nor DC had yet had a major superhero movie directed by an African American woman, but it may be Marvel Studios that gets there first. Nia DaCosta (Little Woods, Certified Fresh at 95%), who directed the upcoming Candyman reboot, has signed with Marvel Studios to direct their sequel Captain Marvel 2 (7/8/2022), starring Brie Larson. The premise of Captain Marvel 2 is not yet known, but one possible story could involve Monica Rambeau, who in the comics was the first woman to be called Captain Marvel. Monica Rambeau was depicted as a young girl in the 1990s in the first Captain Marvel movie, but the upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision will introduce Teyonah Parris as the adult version of the character. Other possibilities include the MCU introduction of the New Avengers, and also a continuation of the Kree/Skrull war from the first Captain Marvel. There are seven other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies scheduled before Captain Marvel 2: Black Widow (11/6/2020), The Eternals (2/12/2021), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (5/7/2021), Tom Holland s third Spider-Man (12/17/2021), Thor: Love and Thunder (2/11/2022), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (3/25/2022), and Black Panther II (5/6/2022).2. LIVE-ACTION MULAN TO DEBUT ON DISNEY+ FOR A PREMIUM FEE (Photo by ©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)As studios and theater chains alike struggle with the financial realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, Walt Disney Pictures arguably made the biggest move of the year by announcing that their epic live-action remake of Mulan (originally scheduled for March 9th) will debut in the United States on September 4, 2020 on Disney+ for a price of .99. That price is more than some of this year s other VOD debuts (like Trolls World Tour for a .99 rental), but the difference is that Mulan will not have a rental window of 24 or 48 hours, but will instead remain on Disney+ accounts as long as the subscription remains active. Marvel fans were quick to demand a similar release for Black Widow (11/6/2020), but Disney CEO Bob Chapek was quick to promise that the Mulan offer is a one-off that will not apply to Black Widow (though the pandemic has repeatedly had a way this year of changing plans and circumstances). Disney s decision to effectively pull Mulan from theatrical release in most theaters in the US has also had a quick reaction from the theatrical distribution industry. The Mulan news also came in the same week that Disney+ announced that they had met their five year goal of over 60 million subscribers in just eight months. The other, other related news, Lionsgate announced this week that they will also be releasing the Janelle Monáe horror film Antebellum (originally scheduled for 4/24/2020) on PVOD streaming on September 18, 2020.3. BRADLEY COOPER IN TALKS FOR PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON S 1970S TEEN DRAMA(Photo by John Baer/Rogue Pictures)Many film directors are influenced throughout their career by the period in which they were born, and Paul Thomas Anderson (born in 1970) is no different. His first major success, Boogie Nights (Certified Fresh at 93%) was mostly set in the 1970s, Inherent Vice was entirely set then, and the films of the 1970s have had an influence over most of his work, starting with 1996 s Hard Eight. Anderson has also worked with some of Hollywood s biggest stars, including Mark Wahlberg (Boogie Nights), Tom Cruise (Magnolia), Daniel Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood), and Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice), and this week, he added another luminary to that list. Bradley Cooper is now in talks with MGM to star in Paul Thomas Anderson s next untitled project, which is described as a coming-of-age drama about a child actor set in the San Fernando Valley (also the setting of Boogie Nights) in the 1970s, though it s not yet known what role Cooper will be playing. Cooper s other upcoming film is Guillermo del Toro s remake of 1947 s Nightmare Alley (Fresh at 100%).4. PADDINGTON 2 DIRECTOR RECRUITS RYAN REYNOLDS FOR MONSTER MOVIE EVERYDAY PARENTING TIPS (Photo by ©20th Century Studios)One of the more disappointing stories in 2018 was the reporting that director Paul King, who directed both Paddington (Certified Fresh at 97%) and Paddington 2 (Certified Fresh at 100%) likely will not be returning for a third installment. Instead, King is preparing to direct a family comedy called Everyday Parenting Tips set during the Great Monster Uprising, based on a short story in The New Yorker, which you can read right here. Universal Pictures has put together a package for Everyday Parenting Tips that includes Ryan Reynolds attached to play one of the titular parents, with Paul King directing from a screenplay by the short story s author, Simon Rich, who also wrote the short story that inspired this week s Seth Rogen comedy An American Pickle. Bringing to mind Pixar s Monsters Inc, the story is based on a father s advice to his kid about what to do if a monster lurks under their bed, and then shows what happens when such Lovecraftian beasties as Gorgog the Annihilator [and] Ctharga the Eater of Souls actually do show up.5. PETER DINKLAGE WILL HAVE A NOSE THAT KNOWS THE CYRANO MUSICAL (Photo by HBO)When George R.R. Martin s A Song of Ice and Fire novels were adapted for HBO as the popular series Game of Thrones, one of the many details that were changed involves the face of Tyrion Lannister, as played by Peter Dinklage. Specifically, it s Tyrion Lannister s nose, which for much of the story in the novels doesn t even exist, while Peter Dinklage s version instead got away with n nothing but a nasty scar across his cheek, presumably so HBO viewers wouldn t be disgusted by one of their favorite characters having a huge hole in the middle of his face. In this week s news, Dinklage is fully going the opposite direction, as he is now attached to star in an MGM musical called Cyrano based on the classic 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, which has previously been adapted as a film a few different times, including one in 1950 starring Jose Ferrer and one in 1990 starring Gerard Depardieu. Peter Dinklage also starred as Cyrano de Bergerac in a 2018 stage production, and Hayley Bennett, who co-starred opposite Dinklage as Roxanne, will also reprise that role in this musical version. Cyrano will be directed by Joe Wright, who recently earned Gary Oldman a Best Actor Oscar for his performance as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, and whose next film is the upcoming The Woman in the Window (which will debut on Netflix), starring Amy Adams. Ben Mendelsohn and Brian Tyree Henry will also co-star in Cyrano.6. TOM HANKS TO REUNITE WITH ROBERT ZEMECKIS FOR DISNEY S PINOCCHIO (Photo by Everett Collection)As Walt Disney Pictures proceeds to adapt the bulk of their classic animated canon as live action remakes, one of the biggies that still hasn t happened yet is 1940 s Pinocchio (Certified Fresh at 100%), which was Disney s second feature film after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Disney has gotten close in the past few years, with a few different filmmakers attached, but it appears this week that they may have finally found the winning combination. Tom Hanks has remained in talks to co-star as Gepetto, and the new director now being eyed for the job is Robert Zemeckis, himself a frequent collaborator with Tom Hanks. The pair first worked together in Forrest Gump, which was followed a few films later by both Cast Away and The Polar Express. Zemeckis next film, still awaiting release during the COVID-19 pandemic, is his remake of Roald Dahl s The Witches, featuring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, and Chris Rock.7. JAMES WAN REVVING UP A KNIGHT RIDER REBOOT (Photo by ©Universal TV courtesy Everett Collection)In between directing and producing the first several Saw movies and directing The Conjuring 2 and Aquaman, James Wan also directed the 2014 car heist sequel Furious 7 (Certified Fresh at 82%). Wan is now looking to add another movie featuring, no doubt, some crazy automobile handling, as his Atomic Monster production company is on board bringing back the classic 1982-1986 NBC TV show Knight Rider. David Hasselhoff starred in Knight Rider as Michael Knight, an ex-cop recruited to pilot an A.I.-powered super car called K.I.T.T. as they travel across the United States solving various crimes. This is far from the first time that a Knight Rider movie has been put into development, which dates at least as far back as the 2000s. Former video game writer TJ Fixman is now adapting the Knight Rider screenplay, which will reportedly be set in the present day.8. WHITNEY HOUSTON BIOPIC I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY LIKELY FOR LATE 2022 (Photo by Suzie Gibbons/Getty Images)Following the 2018 box office success of the Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody, Hollywood has been stepping up its various plans for musical biopics, with both Respect (about Aretha Franklin) and Baz Luhrmann s Elvis Presley project now due out by late 2021 (thanks, pandemic). One of the projects we ve been hearing the most about is I Wanna Dance With Somebody, chronicling the life of Whitney Houston. This week, Sony Pictures came on board the project, with director Stella Meghie (The Photograph) now attached. Sony reportedly hopes to start production in time for a release around Thanksgiving, 2022. In the meantime, of course, Meghie and Sony will have to find the singer and/or actress who will be able to reasonably approximate Houston s singing talent.9. JENNIFER GREY S NEW DIRTY DANCING MOVIE OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED (Photo by Vestron Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)One of the stories in The Weekly Ketchup just a few weeks ago involved what at the time was just this side of a rumor. What was known was that Jennifer Grey, who probably remains best known for starring in Dirty Dancing (just above playing Ferris Bueller s sister), was rumored to be producing and starring in a new Dirty Dancing movie, possibly set in the 1990s. The setting is not directly confirmed in this week s news, but we can now report that Lionsgate has indeed confirmed that they are developing a new Dirty Dancing movie in which Jennifer Grey will star and executive produce. The major new element to be added to the story this week is that the film, whatever it actually is, will be directed by Jonathan Levine, a frequent Seth Rogen collaborator whose credits include 50/50 (Certified Fresh at 93%), Warm Bodies (Certified Fresh at 81%), and Long Shot (Certified Fresh at 81%). It s not yet known if Levine s involvement might suggest Rogen could join Jennifer Grey as one of the new Dirty Dancing stars. Is it okay to put Seth Rogen in the corner?
American Crime Story goes behind the blue dress in its third season, Peacock orders a Field of Dreams series from Michael Schur, Netflix releases a first look at Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki as Charles and Diana in The Crown, top trailers include Foundation and Scenes from a Marriage, and more of the biggest news in TV and streaming this week.TOP STORYMonica Lewinsky Has Her Say in Impeachment: American Crime Story Telling of the Clinton ScandalFor months after her affair with President Bill Clinton became public knowledge, Monica Lewinsky’s life unraveled. Things weren’t going so well for Clinton, either, but Lewinsky had been painted by #TeamClinton as a stalker, as someone obsessed with Clinton. And as part of her agreement with White House investigator Ken Starr, Lewinsky wasn’t even allowed to publicly defend herself.Lewinsky has since, of course, told her story, even writing a book, Monica’s Story, in 1999, but there’s nothing like seeing your story unfold week after week on a TV screen. With FX’s Impeachment: American Crime Story, viewers will have the chance to understand how the real Lewinsky was not the same woman who was the subject of constant hateful, body-shaming media coverage (often from female writers) and cruel jokes, her life forever altered.In FX’s Television Critics Association panel for the series, executive producer and writer Sarah Burgess talked about how Lewinsky, a consultant on the project, hoped she would be portrayed, and what Burgess herself felt was most important to impart about Lewinsky.“There is just no experience comparable to that,” Burgess said. “I always felt it important and very clear that we would work with her and speak to her … about every script page … it feels like in 1998 our culture sort of created a second Monica Lewinsky that doesn t bear any relationship to the real person.(Photo by Tina Thorpe (images 1 and 7)/Kurt Iswarienko (all others)/FX)“So, I think for me and for Monica, the understanding that a real human arrived in Washington and went through these experiences, understanding the pressures that she was under, the surreal experience she was in, in this affair with the President, and then everything that she went through as the story came out … I mean, really, I m still shocked when I’m on LexisNexis the way our culture responded to things, like a very vulnerable Barbara Walters interview, the talk about hostility, the sort of dismissiveness, the assumption that she wasn t smart. All of that was always very important to me to bring forward, and I think to Monica as well.”Added Beanie Feldstein, who portrays Lewinsky in Impeachment, “I knew that every word that I was saying was approved and had been to Monica first … she would give all her feedback and notes. And by the time it got to me, I was sure that everything in there was something that she felt comfortable with, she felt was real to her life and felt represented her.”Impeachment: American Crime Story premieres on September 7 and also stars Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones, Clive Owen as Bill Clinton, and Edie Falco as Hillary Clinton.In other TCA highlights from the week:In a Discovery+ session, Legally Blonde star Selma Blair talked about her new documentary, Introducing, Selma Blair, which won the Special Jury Award for Exceptional Intimacy in Storytelling in the Documentary Feature Competition at South by Southwest in March. The incredibly moving doc unfolds Blair’s experience living with and adapting to the changes in her life while she’s dealing with multiple sclerosis. And she revealed during the TCA session that her MS is currently in remission, after a stem cell transplant she underwent last year. “It took about a year after [the transplant] for the inflammation and lesions to really go down, so I was reluctant to talk about it because I felt this need to be more healed,” Blair said. “I don’t have any new lesions forming … There’s still maintenance, treatment and glitches, and wonderful things. Cognitively, I’m very changed, and that’s been the harder part.”Introducing, Selma Blair will have a limited release in theaters on October 15, and will begin streaming on Discovery+ on Oct. 21.First Look at Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki in The CrownHere they are, the first look at the new Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki, in season 5 of The Crown on Netflix.Our new Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki). pic.twitter.com/2QIMOhY1dE The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) August 17, 2021NEW TRAILERS: Unrest Plagues the Galactic Empire in Epic Series Adaptation of Isaac Asimov s Seminal Foundation Novels Sci-fi drama Foundation, produced by David S. Goyer, adapts Isaac Asimov’s series of novels — the inspiration for Star Wars and other sci-fi works — about the thousand-year-long saga of a band of exiles, who find that the only way they can save their Galactic Empire from destruction is to go against it. Stars Jared Harris, Lee Pace, and Leah Harvey. Premieres September 24 on Apple TV+.More trailers and teasers released this week:• Scenes from a Marriage is the HBO limited series remake of Ingmar Bergman’s classic 1973 Swedish miniseries about, you guessed it, a troubled marriage, this time between Jonathan (Oscar Isaac) and Mira (Jessica Chastain). The series also stars Tovah Feldshuh and Corey Stoll and is executive produced and directed by Hagai Levi (The Affair). Premieres Sept. 12. (HBO)• Frogger is the game show for everyone who ever wished they could be the little froggy inside the videogame. Real life Frogger means getting soaked, but not, thankfully, squashed. Hosted by Damon Wayans Jr. and Kyle Brandt. Premieres Sept. 9. (Peacock)• Highway to Heaven is a reboot movie of the 1984-89 NBC drama that starred Michael Landon as an angel sent to Earth to help people. In the remake, Jill Scott plays angel Angela, who is hired by junior high school principal Bruce (Barry Watson) as a guidance counselor, which immediately puts her in the perfect play to spot some people who can use her help. Premieres Nov. 6. (Lifetime)• Blood Brothers: Malcolm X Muhammad Ali is the Kenya Barris–produced documentary, based on the book Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X by authors Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith. Premieres Sept. 9. (Netflix)• Pen15’s animated special finds Anna and Maya on vacay, but time away from home doesn’t mean leaving their worries behind. Stars Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle. Premieres Aug. 27. (Hulu)• BMF is the 50 Cent–produced, real-life drama about the crime organization operated by Detroit brothers Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory. Stars Russell Hornsby Jr. and Demetrius Flenory Jr. (playing his father). Premieres Sept. 26. (Starz)• NYC Epicenters: 9/11 → 2021½ is a documentary, from Spike Lee, documenting his beloved New York City across the last 20 years, from 9/11 to the COVID pandemic. Premieres Aug. 22. (HBO)• Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal Greed is a documentary that’s sure hinting there’s something far darker in Bob Ross’s life than the happy little trees he taught us all how to paint. Could it be? Premieres Aug. 25 (Netflix)• 61st Street is a courtroom drama starring Courtney B. Vance as a public defender caught in the prosecution of deadly drug bust that threatens to unravel the Chicago police department’s code of silence. Created by Peter Moffat (The Night Of and Your Honor) and executive produced by Michael B. Jordan. Coming soon (AMC)• Nuclear Family is a documentary from filmmaker Ry Russo-Young, who chronicles her own family, growing up with two lesbian moms in the 1970s-80s, until a lawsuit shook up their happy lives. Premieres Sept. 26 (HBO)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.CASTING: Sterling K. Brown and Randall Park Starring in Buddy Comedy at Amazon(Photo by Nick Agro/ABC via Getty Images; Michael Tran/Getty Images)Sterling K. Brown and Randall Park will co-star in an untitled action comedy at Amazon, written by Wu-Tang: An American Saga creator Alex Tse. Both actors will also produce the movie, which THR compares to 48 Hrs., and describes as about two childhood best friends, now on opposite sides of the law, who have to go on the run together until they can clear their names and thwart some international baddies. (THR)Hank Azaria will co-star with Kyle Chandler, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Kerry Bishé on the first season of Showtime’s Super Pumped, the anthology series that will focus on the backstory of Uber. Azaria will play Apple CEO Tim Cook, Gordon-Levitt is playing Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick, Chandler is playing Texas venture capitalist Bill Gurley, and Bishé will play one of Uber’s first employees. (Variety)The O.C. alum Peter Gallagher is joining the 18th season of Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Alan Hamilton, who meets Meredith the season opener, but knew her mother a long time ago. Kate Burton, as Ellis Grey, will also appear in the new season, which premieres Sept. 30.The Americans star Noah Emmerich will star in AMC’s Dark Winds, a Western psychological thriller from creator Graham Roland and executive producers Robert Redford and George R.R. Martin in which Emmerich will play an FBI agent trying to boost his dying career by solving a robbery, but only if he can secure the assistance of a Navajo Trial Police lieutenant played by Longmire’s Zahn McClarnon. The six-episode drama is based on author Tony Hillerman’s Leaphorn Chee book series. (Deadline)We Own This City, the upcoming Baltimore police limited series from The Deuce creators David Simon and George Pelecanos, has added Treat Williams, Gabrielle Carteris, Dominick Lombardozzi, and Dagmara Domińczyk. (Deadline)Academy Award–winner Tim Robbins (Mystic River) has signed on for Wool, the Apple TV+ drama from Justified creator Graham Yost. Based on author Hugh Howey’s book of the same name, the series is set in an apocalyptic future where a community lives in a silo hundreds of feet underground and follow a system of rules they think is meant to keep them safe. Robbins will play the silo’s tech guy, opposite Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible 7), who plays an engineer for the silo. (THR)Big Sky star and out trans non-binary performer Jesse James Keitel has joined the cast of Peacock’s Queer as Folk reboot, playing a party girl trying to get more serious about life and grow up. (Variety)Emine Sundance kicked things off Thursday night with one of the biggest stars on the planet, as Taylor Swift and filmmaker Lana Wilson brought their documentary Miss Americana to Park City to the delight of fans and also critics – mostly. Reports of cheers, tears, and giggles from the crowd at the Eccles Theater were followed by some largely positive reviews for the feature, which arrives on Netflix in just a week. Although understood to be carefully constructed for the subject’s approval – this is Tay Tay after all – the film is also commended for showing a more candid Swift than we’re used to, though that may not be saying much.Here’s what critics are saying about Miss Americana:Firstly, is it a good movie?“Like the 2017 Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, it’s a lively and revealing once-over-lightly portrait.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety“A captivating watch…refreshing.” Matt Goldberg, Collider“An intimate and eye-opening documentary.” Sean P. Means, Salt Lake Tribune“More compelling than its straightforward structure would suggest.” Dan Mecca, The Film Stage“Miss Americana is undoubtedly a pro-Tay narrative, but it’s a good one.” Anna Menta, Decider“Not a game-changer when it comes to documentary filmmaking, but it is emotionally effective, surprisingly entertaining, and incredibly inspiring.” Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentSo it’s not just for the fans?“The perfect balance…for the fans, as well as for someone who doesn’t really know much about Swift as a person and will possibly walk away with a new level of respect and appreciation for her.” Scott Menzel, We Live Entertainment“Whether haters will be willing to hear the new Taylor out remains to be seen, but if they do, they would certainly find someone worth listening to.” Anna Menta, Decider“There’s nothing here to make new Swift fans or change the opinions of her haters, but that’s kind of the point of the documentary: to disregard the audience in favor of examining the relationship between a female celebrity and her followers.” Matt Goldberg, Collider“Those indifferent or opposed to Swift likely won t find much in Miss Americana to change their minds.” Angie Han, Mashable“It’s unlikely that Miss Americana will convince naysayers of Swift’s artistry — as with most music documentaries, the film preaches to the converted.” Tim Grierson, Screen International“Miss Americana is far too coy a documentary to fully satisfy anybody.” Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post(Photo by Courtesy of Sundance Institute.)Does it reveal anything new about Swift?“You won’t learn about her deepest secrets…but it does have an intimacy that is rare for Swift.” Steve Pond, The Wrap“Bravest of all…she discusses her past struggle with an eating disorder, a condition triggered by the constant scrutiny of her own image.” Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter“I was genuinely shocked by how much information was revealed, given the 85-minute runtime.” Scott Menzel, We Live Entertainment“Those hoping for juicy gossip will also be disappointed.” Angie Han, Mashable“Lana Wilson’s portrait feels more like the singer’s attempt at brand repositioning than a heartfelt, revealing chronicle.” Tim Grierson, Screen International“Truth be told, her song ‘Fifteen’ is far more revealing than anything in this purported behind-the-scenes glimpse.” Johnny Oleksinski, New York PostWhat s the one thing everyone will be talking about? “The biggest part about watching Miss Americana is seeing Swift opening up about breaking her political silence.” Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies“[The] more interesting half of the film is dedicated to Swift’s political awakening as an increasingly liberal activist.” Anna Menta, Decider“Miss Americana becomes electric in its final act as Swift finally reaches a political awakening.” Matt Goldberg, Collider“The heart of Miss Americana is Taylor Swift telling us what she stands for on gay rights and women’s rights, and what she’s learned about the fate of being a woman in the public eye.” Steve Pond, The Wrap“Just a teensy weensy bit irritatingly self-congratulatory…you can t help sensing that this new, socially conscious, politically savvy Taylor is also a construct, albeit one that is entirely sincere.” Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter(Photo by © Netflix)Does the film feel authentic?“While most of this authenticity reads as manufactured and a bit focus-grouped, it’s hard not to like this pop star.” Dan Mecca, The Film Stage“What matters is that the things we do see ring true. In Miss Americana, the vision Taylor Swift presents of herself is just chancy and sincere enough to draw us in.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety“Watching her defy her father and her closest advisors through tears, it’s hard to feel that Swift did so for any reason other than believing it was the right thing to do. Here is the proof that so many have been asking for that her feminism is genuine.” Anna Menta, Decider“Wilson is there to capture the scene when Swift tells her family and team…it’s this rawness and vulnerability that makes you feel for Swift.” Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies“There were several moments in the film where I found myself becoming oddly emotional, almost to the point of tears.” Scott Menzel, We Live Entertainment“Miss Americana is Swift’s way of having her cake and eating it too. She gets to control her narrative in a favorable documentary that upholds her persona as an introspective artist but swats down anyone who interrogates that persona.” Matt Goldberg, Collider“If you think the moon landing was staged, just wait till you see Miss Americana, the new documentary about pop star Taylor Swift.” Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post“Miss Americana is a little too timid and constructed — it rarely gives viewers the impression that we’re seeing the ‘real’ Taylor Swift…there isn’t much spontaneity or surprise.” Tim Grierson, Screen InternationalOK, but it has the fun candid moments we re hoping for, right?“Her difficult public life is intercut with joyous scenes like that of her fruitful creative life.” Mary Sollosi, Entertainment Weekly“Wilson leaves room for some quirky bits, like Swift doting on her three cats…but even then there’s a message: ‘I want to wear pink and let you know I know about politics.’” Sean P. Means, Salt Lake Tribune“Sorry, but staring at a person as they tweet isn’t exciting, even when that person is Taylor Swift.” Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post