This has been a year with very few big superhero blockbusters, but Wonder Woman 1984 is finally coming to save the day. Ahead of its Christmas release in theaters and on the streaming service HBO Max, a select group of movie critics were invited to see the DC comic book sequel at home or on the big screen and offer their thoughts. Good news: the reactions are overwhelmingly positive, and not just for the usual action movie delights, but also for why this one in particular is the best possible movie of its kind for right now.Here’s what critics are saying about Wonder Woman 1984:Is it worth the wait?I adored it. Terri Schwartz, IGN MoviesIt s absolutely delightful. Mike Rougeau, GameSpotAbsolutely incredible. John Nguyen, Nerd ReactorWonder Woman 1984 is — forgive the term — wonderful. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmWonderful!… I absolutely loved it! Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot knock it out of the park! Jenna Busch, VitalThrills.comIt was AWESOME, I loved it! Mark Hughes, ForbesA resounding success… a marvelous achievement!… even better than I’d hoped it would be!! I love this movie!! Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie NetworkWorth the wait. Between the stunning visuals and resonant emotional beats, it s a piece brimming with charm and confidence. Meagan Damore, CBRWonder Woman 1984 is fantastic!… Get hyped, because it s the real deal. Eric Eisenberg, Cinema BlendRyan FujitaniHow does it compare to the first movie?I enjoyed the first film, but I loved Wonder Woman 1984 even more. Meagan Damore, CBRI loved the first film and I can confidently say the sequel takes everything to another level! Dorian Parks, Geeks of ColorA joyful, thrilling and engaging sequel, one that manages to connect to what worked the first time around, yet it’s still uniquely its own thing. Emotional, hilarious and exciting, perhaps even better than the first. Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie NetworkIt doubles down on the compassion and cheese that made the first so great, as well as its tenacious belief in the best of humanity. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmThe sequel is superior! Eric Eisenberg, Cinema BlendIt feels both bigger than the first Wonder Woman while simultaneously more contained. Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comThe first Wonder Woman is my favorite of the modern DC films, and Wonder Woman 1984 makes all the smart next steps, telling a very human and very beautiful story for Diana Prince. Terri Schwartz, IGN MoviesI think I like the first film more but this is a worthy and bigger sequel for sure. Germain Lussier, io9.comI prefer Wonder Woman to Wonder Woman 1984. But I also much prefer seeing filmmakers take new, big swings with sequels and that’s definitely what Patty Jenkins and co. do here. Perri Nemiroff, Perri NemiroffHow does it rank against the other DC movies?Definitely top three… with the first Wonder Woman and Birds of Prey. Meagan Damore, CBRWonder Woman 1984 doesn’t look or feel like any other modern superhero movie. I can’t wait for us all to talk about it! Amy Ratcliffe, NerdistLet Patty Jenkins take charge of the entire DCEU! Dorian Parks, Geeks of Color(Photo by Clay Enos/©2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)Is Gal Gadot still wonderful?Gadot perfectly captures the essence of Wonder Woman once again! Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie NetworkGal is of course a goddess. Mike Rougeau, GameSpotLots of Diana Prince and some epic Wonder Woman moments as Gal Godot literally soars! Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comHow is the surprising return of Chris Pine?Chris Pine s return is done well and makes sense. Mike Rougeau, GameSpotChris Pine’s unusual and inspired return is a huge bonus, both with humor and heart! Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie NetworkGal Gadot and Chris Pine give us the kind of windswept classic Hollywood romance that I could watch forever. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmWhat about the film s villains?Pedro Pascal and Kristen Wiig absolutely kill it as Maxwell Lord and Cheetah. Dorian Parks, Geeks of ColorAmazing work is done with both Cheetah and Max Lord. Wiig and Pascal are both stellar. Eric Eisenberg, Cinema BlendPedro Pascal and Kristen Wiig are brilliantly cast…[as] villains with purpose! Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie NetworkPedro Pascal is serving a ham feast, Kristen Wiig is magnetic as hell. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmPedro Pascal and Kristen Wiig are the highlights of Wonder Woman 1984 for me. Pascal goes ALL IN on a wild portrayal of Max Lord, a conflicted but vile villain. Wiig s Cheetah evolution throughout the movie is heartbreaking yet epic. We need more! Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comAll of the villains are so wonderfully layered. Kristin Wiig excels in the role of Barbara Minerva/Cheetah. The chemistry between her and Gal Gadot s Diana is unreal. Pedro Pascal adds a lot of fun as Maxwell Lord, but even he is more than he appears. Meagan Damore, CBRKristen Wiig is phenomenal as Barbara. Jenna Busch, VitalThrills.comKristen is great, but Pedro almost steals the show. Dude goes HARD. Mike Rougeau, GameSpot(Photo by Clay Enos/©2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)Is this the right time to release this movie?A wonderful movie for this moment in time. Mike Rougeau, GameSpotThe story is excellent and has a great, timely message. Eric Eisenberg, Cinema BlendA magical, sorely needed beacon of hope in this year. Hoai-Tran Bui, SlashfilmHonestly, it’s just what I needed. What we all need. It’s uplifting, hopeful, and so utterly Wonder Woman. Just a beautiful film with themes that hit you right in the heart. Amy Ratcliffe, NerdistAlthough I wish we d gotten the chance to see it earlier, the movie came out at possibly the perfect time for its hope, optimism and message. Meagan Damore, CBRIt was a lot of fun and has a very heartwarming and hopeful message that, frankly, we really need this year. Jim Vejvoda, IGN MoviesWonder Woman 1984 tells us that our world deserves the kindness and empathy of a superhero like Wonder Woman, and in 2020, that feels like the most radical and necessary message of all. Wonder Woman is the superhero we need AND the one we deserve. Kayti Burt, Den of GeekIt was everything I needed and more. The movie is hugely ambitious, incredibly exciting, and full of much needed hope. Germain Lussier, io9.comIt shows that superheroes can be flawed, vulnerable, fierce, and loving. Gal and Patty have crafted a beautiful film with intrigue and hope. John Nguyen, Nerd ReactorI think what surprised me most was that the message Wonder Woman 1984 leaves you with feels even more important to hear at the end of this year in a way Patty Jenkins couldn’t have predicted when she made it. Terri Schwartz, IGN Movies(Photo by Clay Enos/©2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)Is it going to give us all the feels?The opening 10 minutes will bring tears to your eyes. Jenna Busch, VitalThrills.comJoyful, thrilling, and tear inducing! Jimmy O, JoBlo s Movie NetworkWonder Woman 1984 made me cry several times—sometimes, in the most unexpected of places. It s the only kind of (superhero) movie I have time for right now: one that can still see beauty in our broken world, and fundamentally believes it deserves saving. Kayti Burt, Den of GeekIt made me feel things — a rare feat these days. Mike Rougeau, GameSpotIt reminded me how wonderful a big blockbuster can make you feel. Germain Lussier, io9.comAre there any criticisms?Not everything adds up, but the value of selflessness, love and compassion do shine through. Perri Nemiroff, Perri NemiroffIt s also very long, to a fault at times. Germain Lussier, io9.comIt’s definitely on the long side, and sometimes slathers on so much cheese that it might be a health hazard, but it’s the kind of aspirational superhero blockbuster that we need more of. Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm(Photo by Clay Enos/©2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)Is it best seen on the big screen?A theater is always preferred of course, but I don t think it hurt the experience for me in anyway. A theater only would have enhanced it. Germain Lussier, io9.comThis is a big movie that was made to be seen in theaters. If they are open near you and you feel safe, I’d highly advise seeing this on the big screen before streaming it on HBO Max. Dorian Parks, Geeks of ColorYesterday I saw Wonder Woman 1984 in an IMAX theater… No matter what system you have at home, nothing will ever replace the magic of seeing a movie on a huge IMAX screen. Steve Weintraub, ColliderI wasn’t sure how I’d feel experiencing a blockbuster at home for the first viewing but I was so caught up in the emotion of it all but it will be a bummer not to see this one with a group of friends. Amy Ratcliffe, NerdistI sincerely hope it s an experience we can all share together in a theater someday. Meagan Damore, CBRWonder Woman 1984 opens in theate LOL手游上线首日挤爆服务器，日服甚至因此而推迟公测的新闻还历历在目，而今打开监测数据却发现游戏排名已到免费榜82名。纵观折线图可以看到，LOL手游的下载量真可谓是大起大落大起大落落落落落落。按常理来讲以英雄联盟IP的号召力加上近期拳头公司也在不断接受反馈并推出了一次更新，LOL手游是断不会落到如此境地的。可翻阅游戏论坛却发现，虽然上线之初很多人被英雄联盟这个大IP吸引过去下载体验，但由于拳头公司这次的作品实在是称不上合格，甚至可以说是用一个""半成品""来糊弄广大玩家，一个内测版的作品来上线公测，因此真情实感的劝退了很多玩家。
While Marvel Studio pictures appear with a clockwork precision that only a worldwide pandemic could pause, Sony’s attempts to make use of the Spider-Man characters it controls have been less reliable. Amid multiple restarts, a long-in-the-works plan to make a Sinister Six movie, and a critical hack of Sony’s email system a few years back, it s no wonder they chose to ally with Marvel Studios to bring Spidey to the MCU.But Sony also continued to develop ideas independent of Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) trip to the larger Marvel world. Occasionally known as the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters, the concept finally clicked with the one-two punch of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Venom. Both were commercial successes and proved Sony could mount a Spider-Man(-adjacent) film without Marvel s help.Provided, of course, they’re still interested in going it alone.Now, after its own COVID delay, the first true installment of the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters begins with Venom: Let There Be Carnage. If the recently released trailer is any indication, it should succeed in similar ways to its predecessor despite a new creative at the helm (more on that in a moment), but will it truly set the, er, “SPUMC” reality apart from the MCU? Let’s take a look at what we know about Venom: Let There Be Carnage to see if we can discover where the film exists in the many Marvel Universes.Familiar Faces(Photo by ©Columbia Pictures)It is fair to say one of the primary reasons for the first Venom’s success was the surprising double act of Eddie Brock and the symbiote on his back known as Venom, both played by Tom Hardy; happily, Hardy was the first element secured for the sequel. Of course, these days, studios sign actors up for multi-picture deals just in case, but with Venom, Hardy’s return for Let There Be Carnage and an eventual third film is essential.Sure, Venom could find a new host. He has passed to others before, including Eddie’s ex-girlfriend Anne Weying (Michelle Williams), who also returns for Let There Be Carnage. Reid Scott also returns as Anne’s incredibly likable current boyfriend, Dr. Dan Lewis. And as the recent trailer made clear, Peggy Lu is back as neighborhood convenience store proprietor, Mrs. Chen – as it happens, she, Eddie, and Venom have worked out some sort of protection deal so she doesn’t get held up as often. Although, the trailer suggests that deal is still tenuous, as Venom is always looking to make a meal of the nearest non-Eddie human.And, oddly, that’s pretty much all the returning cast Sony could really import from the first film. Characters played by the likes of Riz Ahmed and Jenny Slate did not make it out of that story alive. That said, there is one character who made a brief appearance returning for the sequel in a big way. Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady – seen for a moment in Venom’s mid-credit stinger – is the primary antagonist this time around. From the trailer, it appears his execution date is approaching. It also seems it will not go well, as it activates another alien symbiote called Carnage.(Photo by Sony Pictures Entertainment)Or, at least, that’s one interpretation. In the comics, Carnage was the disregarded offspring of Venom who found a kindred spirit in serial killer Kasady. Together they did plenty of damage and battled Venom, Spider-Man, and anyone else who got in their way. It will be interesting to see if this Carnage is also the offspring of movie Venom and whether or not his initial indifference to his child will be a point of contention between him and Eddie. That said, now that they share Eddie s impossibly large San Francisco apartment, there still needs to be some conflict between them.Behind the camera, the producing team of Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal – of The Amazing Spider-Man duology return, as do Hardy and Kelly Marcel as executive producers.The Fresh Hosts(Photo by Sony Pictures Entertainment)Whether or not you consider Harrelson a new member of the cast, there are a handful of other freshmen to the Venom family. Naomie Harris joins up as Frances Barrison, a young woman whose encounter with the symbiote known as Shriek will lead her to Kasady before too long. Stephen Graham plays Mulligan, reportedly a detective looking to link Eddie to Kasady in the hopes of finding the location of victims the killer chose not to reveal although, in the comics, Mulligan has his own symbiote issues to deal with. Sean Delaney and Larry Olubamiwo are also set to appear in smaller roles. Delaney even claimed his is a literal blink-and-you ll-miss-it moment.But perhaps the biggest name to join the franchise is not a new actor, but the new director. Due to scheduling difficulties with his commitments to Zombieland: Double Tap, director Ruben Fleischer stepped away from Let There Be Carnage. Sony quickly launched a search for a new filmmaker and found Andy Serkis.Yes, you read that right, the man who brought Gollum to life in The Lord of the Rings trilogy directed Venom 2. As it happens, Serkis began directing features with the 2017 biopic Breathe, starring former Spider-Man Andrew Garfield. The next year, Netflix released his second film, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle – which had the misfortune of arriving on the scene after Jon Favreau’s remake of the Disney animated version. Nevertheless, Sony and the film’s producers went with him because of his extensive knowledge of motion capture technology and performance.(Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)Backing Serkis up on screenwriting duties is Marcel, who replaces Jeff Pinker. The Saving Mr. Banks co-writer wrote the script after hashing out a story with fellow EP Hardy. Hutch Parker, a veteran of Fox Marvel movies like X-Men: Days of Future Past and Logan, is also an executive producer on the film. Other crewmembers include Breathe and Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood’s Robert Richardson as director of photography, production designer Oliver Scholl, and composer Marco Beltrami.This new company of talents will tell a further tale of Eddie and Venom becoming besties – in fact, Tolmach, Hardy, and Fleischer (before he confirmed his departure) all emphasized the buddy movie feeling would be amplified this time around. Meanwhile, they will also have to face the threat of Carnage, Shriek, and whatever other symbiote terrors may yet emerge as part of the plot. Thanks to Venom’s popularity in the 1990s and today, there are plenty of his fellow goo-monsters out there waiting for their chance on the big screen.Well, provided Venom doesn’t face Peter Parker first.The Madness of the Marvel Multiverse(Photo by Sony Pictures Entertainment)Eagle-eyed watchers of the Let There Be Carnage trailer took note of a partially obscured headline during a shot in which Graham’s detective character is reading the Daily Bugle: “ENGERS L IGHT M.” The potential meaning of the first word in that headline is clear Marvel superheroes exist in Venom’s world. But are they same Av- ENGERS we’ve come to love thanks to films like Iron Man and Guardians of the Galaxy?After a contentious renegotiation of the film rights to Spider-Man in 2019, it is unclear if Disney and Sony are chummy enough to share characters with more abandon. But at the same time, a 2020 trailer for the much-delayed SPUMC film Morbius (read more about that here) featured references to Spidey’s current problems in the MCU and an appearance by Michael Keaton as (presumably) Adrian Toomes from Spider-Man: Homecoming. Also, Serkis has said the characters in Venom are aware of Spider-Man, and more recently, Sony struck a deal to bring the Spider-Man films to Disney+, so the relationship may be warm enough for more cross-company cooperation.(Photo by Sony Pictures Entertainment)Oh, but then there’s the Bugle itself. Since the newspaper is part of the wider Spider-Man license, it did not appear in the MCU until the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, where it was the name of J. Jonah Jameson’s (J.K. Simmons) conspiracy theory website. The Bugle s usual print dimensions and trade dress in the the Carnage trailer suggests we are still dealing with two separate film universes.To a certain extent, the Carnage and Morbius trailers are having a laugh with the asides to the MCU, but it is also possible a clearer narrative understanding will come to light once Spider-Man: No Way Home is released in December. Since that film will feature appearances by Sony Spider-Man characters like Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), Electro (Jamie Foxx), and further references to the Multiverse, it is not outside the realm of possibility that Let There Be Carnage’s relative distance from the MCU will be explored in some way. At the moment, we’re inclined to believe Eddie and Venom’s adventure occur in a universe or two away from the prime MCU reality, but it could be the place Peter ends up calling home. That’s probably a good thing, as there are five other live-action Spider-Man related projects at Sony in need of a webslinger to tie the whole thing together.As for now, Let There Be Carnage’s references to Spider-Men and the Avengers will probably remain joke fodder.Venom: Let There Be Carnage releases on September 24, 2021.Thumbnail image by Sony Pictures EntertainmentOn an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.亚博APP苹果下载地址尚子告诉深燃，对于一些新手来说，电脑键盘操作有点难，手游操作要友好很多，而且能随时随地玩一把。依靠《英雄联盟》强大的IP，也有网友表示：“端游会给手游引流，尤其在看完比赛之后，对于那些没条件打端游的玩家，会手痒痒地开一局手游的。”
Summer is almost over, and as we enter the month of August, the big-name blockbusters are much fewer and farther between. The middle of the month boasts a whopping 10 new wide releases across just two weeks, but few of them would be considered must-see entertainment by most. That said, we ve still got a smattering of noteworthy films on the way, including the Fast Furious spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, a horror flick produced by Guillermo del Toro, and a raunchy coming-of-age comedy. Read on to find out the five most anticipated movies of August, as voted by Rotten Tomatoes users and our fans on social media.1. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) 67%3,845 Want-to-See Votes#1 pick by our Instagram and Facebook fans, #2 pick by our Twitter fansOpens August 2It ll likely surprise no one that this film is the most anticipated of the month. Not only is the Fast Furious franchise one of the most popular and profitable around the world, but Hobbs Shaw unites two of its most bankable stars, gives them plenty of scenery to chew and one-liners to spout at each other, and pits them against a superpowered Idris Elba, with copious mayhem and vehicular pyrotechnics to boot. It also helps that this August, like so many Augusts past, is chock-full of second-tier summer fare all jostling for a slice of the box office pie. Hobbs Shaw knows what it is a hypertuned injection of adrenaline for thrill-seeking audiences and doesn t pretend to be anything more, which is exactly how fans like it.2. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) 77%1,514 Want-to-See Votes#1 pick by our Twitter fans, #2 pick by our Facebook and Instagram fansOpens August 9Fan favorite director Guillermo del Toro s name is all over the marketing for Scary Stories, even though he s not the one behind the lens for this one. While André Øvredal is the man at the helm, the film fits rather neatly into del Toro s wheelhouse, so fans are excited to see what he is able to bring to the project as a producer. Of course, the main inspiration for the film is the series of children s horror books written by Alvin Schwartz, most notable for illustrator Stephen Gammel s terrifying artwork, and brought to life on screen as the manifestation of a young girl s secret writings. Scary Stories ranked at the top of the list for our Twitter fans this month, while our Facebook and Instagram fans voted it the second most anticipated.3. Good Boys (2019)1,271 Want-to-See Votes#3 pick by our Instagram and Twitter fans, #4 pick by our Facebook fansOpens August 16Coming-of-age films usually come in two varieties: the heartfelt drama and the raucous comedy. Good Boys fits squarely into the latter category, setting a trio of almost-teens (Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon, and Keith L. Williams) loose on a caper to replace a damaged drone that takes them to places and through situations they ve never experienced before. It also happens to be rated R, implying these kids will get up to some very adult shenanigans. The film premiered earlier this year at South by Southwest to fairly strong reviews, and its promise of outlandish comedy was enough to propel it to #3 in our Instagram and Twitter polls.4a. Ready or Not (2019) 88%
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3.51.9 1月喜迎(Photo by Amazon Studios)Celebrated director Steve McQueen has already proven he s a man of many talents. After all, his varied career has given us the heralded Hunger, about Bobby Sands and the 1981 Irish hunger strike; the provocative sex-addiction drama Shame; visceral Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave; and, more recently, Widows, a thrilling heist flick with social justice on its mind. It s hard to imagine him hitting a new register, not because artists do not grow, but because the breadth of the work that came prior has already delivered so many thrills with such different flavors. Yet with the help of brand new faces – among them cinematographer Shabier Kirchner and co-writers Courttia Newland and Alastair Siddons – McQueen has given us, with his new five-film anthology Small Axe, a set of dazzling new works that show he s capable of things beyond our imagination.What Small Axe actually is has been the subject of debate – is it a set of TV episodes or an anthology series? – but the clearest way to think of the collection is as five thematically linked films, all set in the West Indian community of London between the late 60s and the mid 80s. In Lovers Rock, we experience a freeing blues party among West Indians shunned from white nightclubs; Mangrove unfolds as a stirring courtroom drama based on a true story and a dark day for the British justice system; the inspiring life of Alex Wheatle, the British novelist who rose from prison to literary acclaim, backbones a fiery eponymous biopic about cultural identity; the fraught relationship between Leroy Logan, a Black cop tasked with reforming London’s racist police force, and his distraught father propels Red, White and Blue; and in the tender coming-of-age story, Education, a determined Black mother saves her son from a prejudiced school system.The stories are the documented experiences of a community rarely seen on the big screen, one that includes McQueen s family, his friends, and himself. With sumptuous shots of women swaying their hips at a steamy blues party, close-ups of simmering mutton curry, and invigorating needle drops, Small Axe is specific to its West Indian subjects. At the same time, in explicating histories from the Black Caribbean diaspora in the UK – delving into ceaseless police harassment, brutal racism, a pernicious justice system, and beyond – Small Axe is familiar to all oppressed people, no matter their origin.Robert Daniels for Rotten Tomatoes: When Red, White and Blue premiered at New York Film Festival a lot of critics were under the impression it was the final film in the anthology, rather than Education. Those are obviously two wildly different tones to conclude with. How did you decide the final order?Steve McQueen: I m a person who grew up with albums. And for me, I had to evaluate how I wanted to end the album, as such. I thought Education was the key in the sense that it’s all about the possibilities, rather than the things people prevent you from achieving. All the way through Small Axe, it was all about how people took it upon themselves to liberate themselves – to emancipate themselves from the environment they were in. So I definitely wanted to end on the infinite possibilities that are achievable in the world. Hence, the ending images.With regards to reception, Small Axe very much feels like an assemblage of Black-specific stories concerning music, food, and politics. Do you consider these Black-specific, though?McQueen: It s like watching a Korean film or a Taiwanese film, or a film from Italy. These are human stories which are universal. That s what it s about. It doesn t matter where you re from or what background you re from. I think you can identify with these as human stories. It s about people overcoming adversity through their own force of will. I think it s very common to anyone, wherever they come from in the world.(Photo by Amazon Studios)Some have described Lovers Rock, especially the dancing, as Black joy and Black love, but it could also be seen as Black lust.McQueen: It’s not lust. It’s a sexual sensuality, but it s not maddening. There’s etiquette.Yes – there are the close-ups of men asking women for a dance by touching their elbow.McQueen: Or even squeezing someone s bottom. It doesn t matter. Sexual sensuality is beautiful. It s wonderful. I remember someone saying about blues parties, “Oh, my mother said that blues parties weren t like that. What actually happened was that people danced as close as possible, but without touching.” I wanted to ask her what party her mother went to. [Laughs] I imagine a lot of people have been embarrassed about what they did when they were younger, and they told their children something else. But there s no shame in it. It s just a celebration of us as fully formed human beings. And it s just beautiful.There are so many new faces in these films. Your collaboration with Michael Fassbender is well known; was it a conscious decision to find new faces for this project?McQueen: Yes, because I wanted to give people a break. I wanted to see people who had never been given an opportunity to fully exercise their talent. And it was amazing. There were a lot of newcomers like Amarah [-Jae St. Aubyn] and Kenyah [Sandy]. And with [cinematographer] Shabier [Kirchner], when you have the opportunity to do what we did with those five feature films – different film stocks and digital cameras – no one s had the opportunity to do that. It s very rare. So the fact that he came on board and took his opportunity, it was great.As a band leader, I would call myself, you just want to play with people who can actually play. Or when you see potential which hasn’t been fully exercised, you try to help them in their development. It s about me choosing who I want to work with and getting the best out of them. Helping people fulfill their potential. And I want to focus particularly on Black artists, regardless of what field they’re working in.And that s what I find so special about this series. We ve seen Letitia Wright and John Boyega in big projects, but not utilized by other filmmakers in the way they are here.McQueen: I look at Star Wars, as far as John is concerned, and you know he s got so much potential. That s a particular genre of film where it s not about acting but reacting. And [Small Axe] was the point where he had to bring his A-game and dig deep for the potential that was there. My job as a director is to help him achieve that. Cause when I first saw him on Attack the Block, I thought this guy has something. He s grown, of course, since Attack the Block. He has a lot more baggage as a human being. And now was his time.Boyega previously described, in the press notes for RWB, taking an interest in Leroy Logan’s favorite music in order to prepare for the role. Are there situations where you’ll give an actor supplementary material as prep?McQueen: Myself, John, and Courttia [Newland] – our co-writer – we talked about our fathers, because that s the thing that brought me into Red, White and Blue and connected me with Leroy Logan. And Leroy talked about his father a lot. When we were interviewing him, I was digging into who he was as a person. That was the seed, and we had to go deep to unravel him. It wasn t just a case of the music. We had to find out the terrain for what we were going to cover. All of our fathers, these West Indian men, were very cautious and very dominant, but at the same time, very caring. They weren’t forthcoming in their emotions, but they were very forthcoming in how we were to conduct ourselves or what they believed we could achieve.(Photo by Amazon Studios)With Leroy Logan s story, it basically ends with his appeal to his father. Alex Wheatle’s story is very self-contained, too. How did you decide what parts of their lives you wanted to recount?McQueen: The first bump in the road for Leroy is the most important bump. The fact of the matter is you could go on, and on, and on, and on, but I needed the initial impact. Leroy’s aspirations had crumbled. He thought he could change the world. His father felt very hurt when he suddenly joined the police. When Leroy realized what the actual situation was, when he realized the actual weight of the institution, and its surroundings were against him – that s the first impact. That s when they sit down at the table and have that conversation about the state of the world.I could’ve done a story about how he [later] left the Metropolitan Police force. But it was about the first impact. It was about the loss of innocence. That was the important thing. Because before your first bump in the road, does it matter what your parents tell you? They can tell you, “You’ve got to be careful.” And maybe you’ve seen stuff on TV. Maybe you’re aware of it. But when it happens to you personally, for the first time, that s when you have a very deep realization [of], Can I still change the world? Do I still feel invincible? You’re sitting down with your father, and he’s been around, and what does Leroy say: “Maybe we should just scorch the Earth and hopefully something good will come again. For me, as a filmmaker, that was the heart. And any Black person, wherever they are in the world, will understand that.(Photo by Amazon Studios)My father grew up in Mississippi, during Segregation. That made an impact on him for his whole life. I had to deal with that impact and figure out what it meant.McQueen: Exactly, exactly. When he s sitting down with his father, and they’re drinking rum together, he s not a boy anymore. He s a man talking to a man. And when his father says, Let me tell you what my mother said to me, it’s a generational thing. The father s talking about his mother. The father is talking to his son. It’s like a circle. So it’s very important where you begin a story. It’s very important where you end a story. This is art. It s not about having a situation where you repeat it again and again. It s a craft. It s as simple as that.And, finally, what are your thoughts on whether Small Axe is a film or television conversation?McQueen: It was always meant to be for television. These are five films, but it s all about the accessibility of these films. I had to go to where people were at. That was always my idea. I said very early on that I wanted my mother to see it, that it could be in every home in the UK, as well as, of course, with Amazon. And as far as these critics groups, I m just very grateful, and very humbled that they’ve recognized it in any capacity. Because it s not always the case that you get any kind of praise. So I m very grateful because all it does is let other people be curious to see them. So it s fantastic. We re all very grateful.Small Axe is now available on Amazon Prime Video. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
So, you ve got yourself all painted up, put some green in your hair, and slipped on your maroon suit for Oscars night – a.k.a. the night Joaquin finally gets justice? And you ve got the tall long shots out – the only way to party when single-long-shot flick 1917 is a Best Picture favorite? Good. Now all you need is a great Oscar ballot to pass around to your party guests to make this Oscars night interesting. Below, you ll find a full printable Oscar ballot for 2020, including Tomatometer and Audience Scores for all the nominated films.Really want to ace your Oscar ballot? Then you will want to consult our 2020 Oscar Predictions. We looked at Tomatometer scores, our Awards Leaderboard, and what we ve been hearing during awards season to make these expert picks. Some categories are locks – no one is beating out Renée Zellweger for Best Actress – and some categories are thrilling two-horse races. None more so perhaps than the big one, Best Picture, which is looking to come down to a contest between Bong Joon-ho s socio-political thriller (and comedy and drama and satire!), Parasite, and Sam Mendes WWI flick, 1917. So choose wisely.Download the full printable 2020 Oscar ballot below – and good luck.Recommended: The 2020 Oscar Winners and Nominees – Full List Recommended: The 2020 Oscar Nominees Gallery – See the Noms with their Certified Fresh Awards
(Photo by Rotten Tomatoes)One of Hideo Kojima s most resonant achievements in his 30-year career as a video game designer and director came early. Kojima saved a troubled project at Konami called Metal Gear by reducing the game s combat and emphasizing avoiding detection, pioneering the stealth genre. When it was ported to the Nintendo Entertainment System, it sold over a million copies in America.Kojima returned to the series in 1998 with Metal Gear Solid for the PlayStation, a groundbreaking hybrid of intense stealth action dressed with stylish cinematic flair that went on to move six million units. He designed and directed four more direct Metal Gear sequels, piecing together a complex and occasionally bizarre tale of nanotechnology, nuclear proliferation, military conspiracies, and, yes, love blooming on the battlefield that has found wide appeal beyond core gamers.That explains the cast Kojima was able to put together for his latest game, Death Stranding. Through motion capture, Norman Reedus stars as as Sam Bridges, a cargo carrier tasked with connecting a post-apocalyptic America back online, outpost by outpost. Reedus is joined by Lea Seydoux, Mads Mikkelsen, Margaret Qualley, Lindsay Wagner, Guillermo del Toro, and Nicolas Winding Refn in an audacious boots-on-the-ground epic, which emphasizes collaboration with other players online over violent shootouts in rebuilding America, featuring Kojima s signature maximalist storytelling.He s always worn his inspirations in the open, and the way they weave into his games is part of their crossover charm and fun. You can get a sense of what movies Kojima watches through playing his games: Blade Runner is all over cyberpunk graphic adventure Snatcher, there s plenty of Escape From New York s DNA in Metal Gear Solid, and Death Stranding even has a major character named Die-Hardman. So when Kojima stopped by for a tour of Rotten Tomatoes HQ on the eve of The Game Awards where Death Stranding won Best Game Direction, Best Score/Music, and Best Performance (Mads Mikkelsen) we had to sneak in a Five Favorite Films.
Ryan Reynolds stars in Free Guy, a movie about a video game character who suddenly breaks from his expected monotony to reach his full potential. And as it turns out, it’s also a movie that breaks from expectations to reach its full potential. That’s the consensus from the surprisingly very positive reviews from the new action-comedy, which hits theaters on August 13.While familiar in its premise and the latest movie to capitalize on a studio’s willingness to mash up famous pop culture IP, Free Guy is said to be a lot of fun, with tons of action, laughs, and heart, plus a bunch of surprises that critics aren’t divulging. The only place where reviews really disagree, though, is in where they land on Taika Waititi’s scene-chewing villainous role.Here’s what critics are saying about Free Guy:Is Free Guy more than it seems? “Free Guy is way better than you may have been expecting — in fact, it’s absolutely joyful.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“A very pleasant surprise.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com“Free Guy is surprisingly far more complex than expected.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“I never expected to see a film that hilariously deals with philosophical conundrums the way The Good Place used to.” Sherin Nicole, idobi.com“One of the summer’s bigger surprises.” Joey Magidson, Awards RadarHow does it compare to other video game movies?“The best-ever video-game movie.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“One of the best video game movies that Hollywood has managed to churn out.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“[One] of the best video game-themed movies in recent memory.” Germain Lussier, io9.com(Photo by 20th Century Studios)Will it appeal to gamers?“It actually understands what makes video games tick.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“There are numerous Easter eggs for gamers to find in the background details and, crucially, it s done with love for the culture, rather than any cynicism.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“Very clearly a movie aimed at young gamers… and for a film aimed at gamers, it seems pretty oblivious to what that audience actually wants in a game.” Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects“When branching off the core story and trying to bring in certain elements, gamers may be less impressed with some of the gag choices.” Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentWhat about non-gamers?“While it’s very respectful and true to gaming culture, it’s one of those movies that almost anyone could watch and find enjoyment in.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“If you’re not into video games, I wouldn’t say that’s a hurdle for Free Guy any more than not being into Lego is a hurdle for The Lego Movie.” Matt Goldberg, Collider“Free Guy is fun and visually stunning enough to hold the interest of anyone looking for a literal escape to something far away from the real world.” Catherine Springer, AwardsWatch“Free Guy is nothing if not a movie that wins you over in spite of your better judgment and best defenses.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire(Photo by 20th Century Studios)How is the action?“The film is loaded with wall-to-wall action, albeit the cartoonish kind that makes this solid family entertainment.” Chris Bumbray, JoBlo“The action is used not just to entertain, but to develop characters, which in turn endears them to the audience.” Germain Lussier, io9.comAnd the visuals?“The world-building is incredible… The set design and VFX are impeccable and engaging.” Yolanda Machado, Nerdist“They’re just flashy enough to make the world of Free City seem both fun to live in and kind of real.” Germain Lussier, io9.comWhat about the script?“Incredibly uplifting.” Matt Goldberg, Collider“However predictable, the journey to get there makes up for it by being akin to a rocket ship.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“So much energy has been poured into the creation of Free City that the plot suffered as a result.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“If it sounds complicated, plot-wise, that s because it is, overly so, to the point that the film has to stop a couple of times to explain itself to some extent, although certain plot points remain unexplained, perhaps because the credited screenwriters could not remember the narrative point and/or lost the cocktail napkin on which the script was originally jotted down upon.” Peter Martin, Screen Anarchy“Free Guy is the unfortunate example that fails to add anything new… It neglects to build character and narrative of its own.” Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects(Photo by 20th Century Studios)Is it funny?“One of the funniest movies of the year.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“Hilarious thanks to a few laugh-out-loud surprises courtesy of the merger between 20th Century Studios and the Walt Disney Company.” Joey Morona, Cleveland Plain DealerBut does it have heart?“It really believes in itself…there’s a real, beating heart beneath all that plastic packaging of Free Guy” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“Will make your heart swell and burst.” Joey Morona, Cleveland Plain DealerDoes the r
亚博APP苹果下载地址 (Photo by Summitt Entertainment/courtesy Everett Collection.)All Twilight Saga Movies, Ranked by TomatometerRe-visit the series that launched Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson (not to mention vegetarian vampires) into the international spotlightlight! From 2008 and 2012, The Twilight Saga was a pop culture fixture, with the hype, secrecy, and buzz for each movie on par with the latest comic book blockbuster. The critics may not have been on board for each one, but audiences sure showed up, and now we re looking back on everything from the original Twilight to Breaking Dawn as we rank all Twilight Saga movies by Tomatometer!