时空裂痕攻略采用百度引擎3（Baidu 4）(Photo by ©Universal, ©IFC Films courtesy Everett Collection)In late 2012, when it was announced that James Gunn was going to write and direct the Marvel superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy, the immediate response from a lot of folks was either “What?” or “Who?” The people who exclaimed the former were hardcore Troma fans who passed around copies of Tromeo and Juliet on VHS, who showed up to watch Slither on its opening weekend in 2006, and who drove to one of the mere 39 theaters that played Super in 2011. The people who thought “Who?” were likely already familiar with Gunn s work as the writer of movies like Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, or Zack Snyder s Dawn of the Dead even if they didn t recognize his name.Disney and Marvel displayed creative, outside-the-box thinking by hiring Gunn, and the decision has since proved lucrative, as the two Guardians of the Galaxy films have grossed over .6 billion at the worldwide box office. But if you ve seen Super, a film about a short-order cook with a short temper who bludgeons criminals with a pipe wrench, it s easy to wonder how Gunn s profane, violent streak would gel with a PG-13 Marvel blockbuster. In the end, Gunn mustered up all of the pelvic sorcery (for Groot’s dance moves) he built up during 20-plus years in the industry to create an awesome mix of comedy, action, and protagonists who claim their sexual exploits aboard a filthy ship have left the walls/floors/ceilings(?) looking like a Jackson Pollock painting when inspected with a black light.To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Slither (March 31st, 2006) and the 10th anniversary of Super (April 1st, 2011), we look back at how Gunn’s pre-Marvel films helped prepare him for big-budget success.1. Super And Slither Allowed Gunn to Explore the Beautiful Side of Ugly Things(Photo by (c) Universal courtesy Everett Collection)What’s refreshing about James Gunn is that he’s always been open about his directorial style and how he tells his stories. In an interview for the release of the Slither DVD in 2006, Gunn said, “I think that all of my movies have sort of a contrast between ugly and beautiful in them.” Then in 2011, while doing press for Super, Gunn gave another interview during which he said, “I can’t be told life is beautiful through a normal positive thinking book or a Hallmark movie; that language doesn’t work for me. The language that works for me is the language of f ed up cinema and comics and things like that. To find the beauty, I really need to go through a darker channel than most people.”Looking through his filmography, these statements make a lot of sense; he has consistently crafted movies about broken characters finding their way with the aid of music, crass humor, and ultra-violence. For example, there’s an “ugly and beautiful” moment in Slither that cuts between a dance party to celebrate the opening of deer-hunting season and a woman being attacked by tentacles that will turn her into a vessel for alien leech babies. In Super, Gunn treats us to a murderous rampage scored by the peppy Monsters song “God Knows My Name” that features brightly-lit animated segments and a concrete block falling 20-feet onto an unsuspecting drug dealer s head.These contrasting scenes are nothing compared to the ugly and beautiful” mayhem that would appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. During one scene early in the film, three protagonists absolutely murder the living daylights out of hundreds of space pirates who were dumb enough to stage a mutiny. Fueled by the Jay the Americans song “Come a Little Bit Closer,” the rampage depicts the heroes, led by Michael Rooker, smiling like maniacs while they blow holes through their victims chests. Sure, blockbuster cinema has seen plenty of murder; it’s just rare to see the murderers enjoying themselves so much.Of course, things don t pan out so well for Rooker s Yondu in GotG2, but his heroic death is celebrated in bittersweet fashion with a brilliant fireworks display at the end of the film. Gunn may take his characters through dark times, but he finds beauty in those moments. In Super, it takes the form of a second chance for Sarah (Liv Tyler), Franks ex-wife and a former addict, who moves on to make an actual difference in other people’s lives (don’t worry, she doesn’t become a murderous superhero). Gunn wants his characters to have emotional catharsis; they just have to get dirty first.2. Slither Revealed His Passion for Subversion(Photo by (c) Universal courtesy Everett Collection)Back in 2006, Gunn referred to Slither as “the weird kid in the back of the class that is putting his boogers underneath the desk.” Slither was an oddity at the time, in that it wasn’t a remake, it didn’t feature any popular teen actors, and it was loaded with unexpected amounts of over-the-top midnight movie gore. At the end of its theatrical run, the million-budgeted, R-rated film only made million at the box office, as audiences were hesitant to spend money on something so loaded with boogers. However, critics and a new group of loyal Gunn-lovers appreciated the “weird kid” film that was able to sprinkle charming profanities into any line of dialogue.The film revolves around a man named Grant Grant (Michael Rooker) who is infected by an extraterrestrial parasite that transforms him into a monster capable of scalping the hairlines off of people with a flick of a tentacle. The million-year-old parasite wants to destroy the Earth, but it meets its match in Grant s wife Starla (Elizabeth Banks), the foul-mouthed Mayor Jack MacRready (Gregg Henry and a nice The Thing reference), teenager Kylie (Tania Saulnier), and police chief Bill Pardy (Nathan Fillion).While the creature effects and slime look excellent, it’s the human characters who steal the show. Fillion in particular feels like he was born to read Gunn’s dialogue, and he has zero issues being the “dude in distress.” In a refreshing twist, Starla and Kylie are the true heroes who battle gross slugs, finish off Grant, and put up with a plethora of profane, annoying men.Slither wears its “weird kid” badge proudly, and the singular vision and script likely hurt its box office chances. That said, the same thing happened to The Thing, Tremors, From Dusk Till Dawn, In the Mouth of Madness, and You’re Next movies, in other words, that went hard on humor, gore, or tentacles and found their audiences on VHS or DVD.3. Super Pushed the Label Dark Comedy to Its LimitsWhile some of the dialogue in 2011 s Super sounds a bit like fingernails on a chalkboard nowadays, it’s hard to hate on the million-budgeted dark superhero satire about a man named Frank (Rainn Wilson) who really just wants crime to shut up. It’s a grim and grimy experience whose protagonist is a 30-something loner who thinks happy people are arrogant because happiness is overrated, and who fights crime by waiting behind dumpsters for it to happen in front of him. He’s the kind of wet noodle that doesn’t stick to a wall, and mostly does what others tell him to do – he even cooks eggs for Jacques (Kevin Bacon), the drug dealer who stole his wife away from him.Frank s origin story, as it were, is appropriately loony. One day, while watching television and lamenting the loss of his wife, he receives a message from God in the guise of the Holy Avenger (Nathan Fillion). Fueled by delusions of grandeur, Frank becomes The Crimson Bolt, a pipe wrench–wielding vigilante who makes even The Punisher look sane.For added superhero insanity, Frank is compelled to team up with a young psychopath named Libby (Elliot Page), who has to be reminded not to murder people when she s fighting crime. The pair fuel the worst impulses in each other, which produces alternately uncomfortable and violent encounters and ultimately results in Libby s gruesome, untimely death, which comes so unexpectedly it s played both for shock value and for laughs.Super is the rare superhero film that shows how ugly real violence can be. You won’t see Captain America striking a pose as he mows down pseudo-Nazis or Thor looking svelte during a rain-drenched fistfight. What you get is Rainn Wilson breathing heavily as he bludgeons someone with a wrench. Once again, Gunn plumbs the dark channels of his psyche to tell a story about a man who murders criminals so that one woman can right her ship, beat her addictions, and do something good for the world.4. Gunn Experimented – Wildly – With Balancing Humor, Horror, and Violence“I’m tryin’ to get a buzz on, but I can’t. I’m too buff, got too much muscle mass.” With these immortal words, the audience grew to love Slither s Police Chief Bill Pardy, who is terrible with grenades but great with one-liners. Throughout Slither, Pardy keeps things lighthearted even as hundreds of people die and he’s attacked by animatronic deer. When bodies explode, Pardy is there to do something dumb to mitigate the disgust with a dose of levity. It s an effective tool that Gunn would use with great success in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies think lines like “I’m Marry Poppins, y’all” or “I am going to die surrounded by the biggest idiots in the galaxy.”Balancing comedy with horror is a delicate job; you want to provide a release from the tension, but you don’t want the horror to be watered down with too many jokes. The same goes for PG-13 Marvel properties. Gunn couldn’t afford to alienate the mainstream with over-the-top provocative dialogue, but he was able to infuse some Gunn-isms into a very mainstream movie.Gunn has two mainstream R-rated screenplays that have earned Rotten Tomatometer scores, namely Super (49%) and The Belko Experiment (54%). Both films lean heavily into mean territory, and their scripts have difficulty finding a balanced tone. The Belko Experiment largely eschewed humor altogether as director Greg McClean (Rogue, Wolf Creek) chose instead to focus on the darker, more violent aspects of Gunn s script. Super does play up its extreme violence with comedy, but the coarse humor and dialogue feel like an extra weight on the audience s shoulders as they watch a 100-minute violent meltdown. Even so, Gunn s experimentation with tonal shifts is evident in both scripts, and his ability to harness his wildest instincts since then have helped make him a unique filmmaker.5. On Slither, Super, and More, Gunn Perfected Offbeat Group Dynamics and CamaraderieLooking back, it’s clear how James Gunn’s career trajectory led him to success with edgy comic book adaptations like Guardians of the Galaxy and the upcoming The Suicide Squad.Gunn has thrived when adapting or re-imagining properties for the modern age. The two PG-rated Scooby-Doo movies he wrote pulled in 0 million Scooby snacks domestically (adjusted for inflation); his screenplay for Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead in 2004 helped launch Snyder s career and proved horror remakes don t have to be Rotten; and while Slither and Super weren t instant hits upon release, they’ve become cult classics that helped Gunn refine his skills and gave him insight into eclectic superheroes, visual effects, and time-consuming makeup and prosthetic applications.When it comes to his characters, his past adaptations and scripts share a similar theme, too. The Scooby-Doo films are about a gang of total opposites (and a talking dog) who team up to investigate ghosts and occasionally eat a cotton candy monster alive while it screams in pain. The Specials is about the seventh-best superhero squad on the planet. Dawn of the Dead is about a group of strangers who hide out in a shopping mall during a zombie apocalypse. Slither features a mismatched crew defending the world, and Super is about A-hole “Superheroes” who form an alliance against Kevin Bacon. Heck, even Tromeo and Juliet is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy about two families at war.(Photo by Jay Maidment/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)In other words, Gunn clearly has a thing for unlikely makeshift families and mismatched strangers thrown together by circumstance themes that echo strongly in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and that will likely play a big role in The Suicide Squad. Gunn has found a way to combine his style with Marvel’s and soon, DC s mainstream sensibilities, and he’s become one of the most well-respected names in the industry. His experiences on both Slither and Super helped him evolve as a director, and you can see their DNA clearly in the blockbuster fare that planted his name squarely on the lips of comic book geeks and superhero movie fans across the world.Slither was released on March 31, 2006. Super was released on April 1, 2011.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
并且让很多玩家“津津乐道”的事，就是王者荣耀或许是因为LOL手游的上线，表现出了空前的“危机感”，在游戏内推出了大量的活动，让不少玩家“坐享渔利”，纷纷拍手称快！ (Photo by Columbia Pictures)After more than 1 billion votes were cast, the winners of the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards were announced this Sunday, and it was a good night if your name was Will Smith: Not only did Smith’s Bad Boys For Life take home Best Movie of 2020, but Smith was named male movie star of the year. Elsewhere, Tiffany Haddish was named Female Movie Star of 2020, while Joey King won best comedy star for The Kissing Booth 2, which also took home Comedy Movie of 2020. Lin-Manuel Miranda was named Drama Movie Star of 2020 for Hamilton, which won the award to top drama film, too.Of course, BTS dominated the music categories, winning four awards in the four categories for which the were nominated.Check out the full list of winners below, including film, TV, and music categories.Full List of NomineesThe Movie of 20201. Bad Boys for Life – WINNER2. Birds of Prey3. Extraction4. Hamilton5. Project Power6. The Invisible Man7. The Old GuardThe Comedy Movie of 20201. Bill Ted Face the Music2. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga3. Like a Boss4. The King of Staten Island5. The Kissing Booth 2 – WINNER6. The Lovebirds7. The Wrong Missy8. To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love YouThe Action Movie of 20201. Bad Boys for Life2. Birds of Prey3. Bloodshot4. Extraction5. Mulan WINNER6. Project Power7. Tenet8. The Old GuardThe Drama Movie of 20201. Dangerous Lies2. Greyhound3. Hamilton – WINNER4. I Still Believe5. The High Note6. The Invisible Man7. The Photograph8. The Way BackThe Family Movie of 20201. Dolittle2. My Spy3. Onward – WINNER4. Scoob!5. Sonic the Hedgehog6. The Call of the Wild7. The Willoughbys8. Trolls World TourThe Male Movie Star of 20201. Chris Hemsworth Extraction2. Jamie Foxx Project Power3. Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton4. Mark Wahlberg Spenser Confidential5. Robert Downey Jr. Dolittle6. Tom Hanks Greyhound7. Vin Diesel Bloodshot8. Will Smith Bad Boys for Life – WINNERThe Female Movie Star of 20201. Camila Mendes Dangerous Lies2. Charlize Theron The Old Guard3. Elisabeth Moss The Invisible Man4. Issa Rae The Lovebirds5. Margot Robbie Birds of Prey6. Salma Hayek Like a Boss7. Tiffany Haddish Like a Boss – WINNER8. Vanessa Hudgens Bad Boys for LifeThe Drama Movie Star of 20201. Ben Affleck The Way Back2. Elisabeth Moss The Invisible Man3. Issa Rae The Photograph4. KJ Apa I Still Believe5. Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton – WINNER6. Russell Crowe Unhinged7. Tom Hanks Greyhound8. Tracee Ellis Ross The High NoteThe Comedy Movie Star of 20201. David Spade The Wrong Missy2. Issa Rae The Lovebirds3. Joe King The Kissing Booth 2 – WINNER4. Keanu Reeves Bill Ted Face the Music5. Noah Centineo To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You6. Pete Davidson The King of Staten Island7. Salma Hayek Like a Boss8. Will Ferrell Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire SagaThe Action Movie Star of 20201. Charlize Theron The Old Guard2. Chris Hemsworth Extraction – WINNER3. Jamie Foxx Project Power4. John David Washington Tenet5. Margot Robbie Birds of Prey6. Vanessa Hudgens Bad Boys for Life7. Vin Diesel Bloodshot8. Will Smith Bad Boys for LifeThe Show of 20201. Grey s Anatomy – WINNER2. Never Have I Ever3. Outer Banks4. The Bachelor5. The Last Dance6. The Masked Singer7. This Is Us8. Tiger KingThe Drama Show of 20201. Grey s Anatomy2. Law Order: SVU3. Outer Banks4. Ozark5. Power6. Riverdale – WINNER7. The Walking Dead8. This Is UsThe Comedy Show of 20201. Dead to Me2. Grown-ish3. Insecure4. Modern Family5. Never Have I Ever – WINNER6. Saturday Night Live7. Schitt s Creek8. The Good PlaceThe Reality Show of 20201. 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?2. Below Deck Mediterranean3. Keeping Up with the Kardashians – WINNER4. Love Hip Hop: New York5. Love Is Blind6. Queer Eye7. The Real Housewives of Atlanta8. The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsThe Competition Show of 20201. America s Got Talent2. American Idol3. RuPaul s Drag Race4. The Bachelor5. The Challenge: Total Madness6. The Masked Singer7. The Voice – WINNER8. Top ChefThe Male TV Star of 20201. Chase Stokes Outer Banks2. Cole Sprouse Riverdale – WINNER3. Dan Levy Schitt s Creek4. Jason Bateman Ozark5. Jesse Williams Grey s Anatomy6. Norman Reedus The Walking Dead7. Sterling K. Brown This Is Us8. Steve Carell Space ForceThe Female TV Star of 20201. Christina Applegate Dead to Me2. Danai Gurira The Walking Dead3. Ellen Pompeo Grey s Anatomy – WINNER4. Lili Reinhart Riverdale5. Mandy Moore This Is Us6. Mariska Hargitay Law Order: SVU7. Sandra Oh Killing Eve8. Sofia Vergara Modern FamilyThe Drama TV Star of 20201. Chase Stokes Outer Banks2. Cole Sprouse Riverdale3. Danai Gurira The Walking Dead4. Ellen Pompeo Grey s Anatomy 5. Mandy Moore This Is Us – WINNER6. Mariska Hargitay Law Order: SVU7. Sandra Oh Killing Eve8. Sterling K. Brown This Is UsThe Comedy TV Star of 20201. Christina Applegate Dead to Me2. Dan Levy Schitt s Creek3. Issa Rae Insecure4. Jameela Jamil The Good Place5. Kate McKinnon Saturday Night Live6. Kristen Bell The Good Place7. Sofia Vergara Modern Family – WINNER8. Yara Shahidi Grown-ishThe Daytime Talk Show of 20201. Good Morning America2. Live with Kelly and Ryan3. Red Table Talk4. The Elleen DeGeneres Show – WINNER5. The Kelly Clarkson Show6. The View7. The Wendy Williams Show8. TodayThe Nighttime Talk Show of 20201. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee2. Jimmy Kimmel Live!3. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver4. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah5. The Late Late Show with James Corden6. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert7. The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon – WINNER8. Watch What Happens Live with Andy CohenThe Competition Contestant of 20201. Gigi Goode RuPaul s Drag Race – WINNER2. Hannah Ann Sluss The Bachelor3. Jaida Essence Hall RuPaul s Drag Race4. Kandi Burruss The Masked Singer5. Madison Prewett The Bachelor6. Rob Gronkowski The Masked Singer7. Samantha Diaz (Just Sam) American Idol8. Sammie Cimarelli The CircleThe Reality TV Star of 20201. Antoni Porowski Queer Eye2. Darcey Stacey Silva Darcey Stacey3. Jonathan Van Ness Queer Eye4. Kandi Burruss The Real Housewives of Atlanta5. Khloe Kardashian Keeping Up with the Kardashians – WINNER6. Kim Kardashian West Keeping Up with the Kardashians7. Lisa Rinna The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills8. Porsha Williams The Real Housewives of AtlantaThe Bingeworthy Show of 20201. Cheer2. Love Is Blind3. Never Have I Ever4. Normal People5. Outer Banks – WINNER6. Ozark7. Schitt s Creek8. Tiger KingThe Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show of 20201. DC s Legends of Tomorrow2. Legacies3. Locke Key4. Supergirl5. Supernatural6. The Flash7. The Umbrella Academy8. Wynonna Earp – WINNERThe Male Artist of 20201. Bad Bunny2. Blake Shelton3. DaBaby4. Drake5. J Balvin6. Justin Bieber – WINNER7. Lil Baby8. The WeekndThe Female Artist of 20201. Ariana Grande – WINNER2. Billie Eilish3. Cardi B4. Dua Lipa5. Lady Gaga6. Megan Thee Stallion7. Miley Cyrus8. Taylor SwiftThe Group of 20201. 5 Seconds of Summer2. Blackpink3. BTS – WINNER4. Chloe x Halle5. CNCO6. Dan + Shay7. Jonas Brothers8. Twenty One PilotsThe Song of 20201. Break My Heart Dua Lipa2. Dynamite BTS – WINNER3. Intentions Justin Bieber4. Rain on Me Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande5. Rockstar DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch6. Savage Megan Thee Stallion7. Stuck With U Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber8. WAP Cardi B feat. Megan Thee StallionThe Album of 20201. After Hours The Weeknd2. Changes Justin Bieber3. Chromatica Lady Gaga4. Folklore Taylor Swift5. Future Nostalgia Dua Lipa6. High Off Life Future7. Map of the Soul: 7 BTS – WINNER8. YHLQMDLG Bad BunnyThe Country Artist of 20201. Blake Shelton – WINNER2. Kane Brown3. Keith Urban4. Kelsea Ballerini5. Luke Bryan6. Luke Combs7. Miranda Lambert8. Thomas RhettThe Latin Artist of 20201. Bad Bunny2. Becky G – WINNER3. Daddy Yankee4. J Balvin5. Karol G6. Maluma7. Nicky Jam8. OzunaThe New Artist of 20201. Ava Max2. Benee3. Conan Gray4. Doja Cat – WINNER5. Jack Harlow6. Roddy Ricch7. Saweetie8. Trevor DanielThe Music Video of 20201. Blinding Lights The Weeknd2. Dynamite BTS – WINNER3. Holy Justin Bieber feat. Chance the Rapper4. Ice Cream Blackpink with Selena Gomez5. Life Is Good Future feat. Drake6. Rain on Me Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande7. Un Dia (One Day) J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny feat. Tainy8. WAP Cardi B feat. Megan Thee StallionThe Collaboration Song of 20201. Be Kind Marshmello, Halsey2. Holy Justin Bieber feat. Chance the Rapper3. Life Is Good Future feat. Drake4. Rain on Me Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande5. Rockstar DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch6. Savage Remix Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé7. WAP Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – WINNER8. Whats Poppin Remix Jack Harlow feat. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, Lil WayneThe Soundrack Song of 20201. About Love Marina, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You2. Alexander Hamilton Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton3. Boss Bitch Doja Cat, Birds of Prey4. Loyal Brave True Christina Aguilera, Mulan5. On Me Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown feat. Ava Max Scoob!6. Only the Young Taylor Swift, Miss Americana – WINNER7. Rare Selena Gomez, Normal People8. The Other Side SZA feat. Justin Timberlake, Trolls World TourThumbnail image by Claudette Barius/©Warner Bros.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
Few industries enjoy taking really, really long extended holiday vacations quite like Hollywood, and when we get to this time of the year, there s rarely much in the realm of “movie development news” to discuss. Last week, we reviewed 12 of the year’s top Fresh Developments, and this week, we’re looking at each month s most Rotten Idea.JANUARY: JOHN CENA MIGHT STAR AS DUKE NUKEM (Photo by Mary Cybulski/Universal Pictures)Video games continue to be the source of the most Rotten Tomatometer scores (presuming you don t count video-game-adjacent titles like Wreck-It Ralph and Ready Player One). Regardless, Hollywood is still making lots of these movies, despite the relatively low box office on average. There were several news stories about such projects this year, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Monster Hunter, and Dance Dance Revolution. The project that stands out for 2018, though, is Duke Nukem, if only both because it is a project that s been in development since the 1990s and because the source games don t always gets great reviews either. In January, John Cena was reportedly talking to Michael Bay s production company about starring as Duke Nukem. The involvement of Bay and Cena got a little murky recently, but the project is now also being produced by the people who delivered a Assassin s Creed (Rotten at 17%), so Duke Nukem remains a dismal prospect.FEBRUARY: MICHAEL BAY MAY DIRECT DC S BAD BOY LOBO(Photo by Jaimie Trueblood/Paramount courtesy Everett Collection)The first Transformers film following Michael Bay s departure as director was last week s Bumblebee, which is currently enjoying a Certified Fresh 92% Tomatometer score. Instead, Bay is now turning his camera flares and limited color grading towards Warner Bros. DC Comics projects. In February, Bay started talking to WB about possibly directing their long-in-development Lobo movie, based on the cosmic bad boy character who s sort of a cross between Marvel s Deadpool and Guardians of the Galaxy. The film s budget is currently reported as 0 million, so bringing that down will be one of the challenges Michael Bay will face.MARCH: CAPTAIN AMERICA CONFIRMS HE S DONE AFTER AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Photo by Marvel Studios)When you follow movie development news, sometimes a story takes on a second life because not everyone picked up on it the first time around. This year, we saw that happen with a story reported not just for the second time, but a third time as well. You see, we first told you that Chris Evans was hanging up his Captain America shield way back in 2017. Then this year, in March, Chris Evans confirmed that with another announcement. Despite telling the world twice, it was Evans tweet in October that finally seemed to reach the widest audience. Even so, we expect that people are probably going to be surprised in April as well, when Evans departs as Captain America in Avengers: Endgame. Having said that, maybe he s not really done with Marvel Comics, particularly with Fantastic Four likely to join the MCU in the 2020s. Is Michael Chiklis still available too?APRIL: LAWSUIT MIGHT MEAN WE NEVER GET ANOTHER TRIP DOWN FURY ROAD (Photo by Jasin Boland/Warner Bros.)Not every Rotten Idea is based on Tomatometer scores some stories are Rotten because they mean movies with extremely Fresh potential might not happen. That s absolutely what happened in April as we learned about a lawsuit that may jeopardize a fan favorite sequel. One of the most surprising films of 2015 was the sequel/reboot Mad Max: Fury Road, which won dozens of awards, including six of the ten Academy Awards it was nominated for. Though Mad Max: Fury Road was a triumph for its director, George Miller, he found himself engaged in what is being called a bitter court battle with Warner Bros. over what Miller s production company claims is high-handed, insulting, or reprehensible behavior. The financial crux of Miller s lawsuit involves what he says were promised bonuses for bringing Mad Max: Fury Road in under budget, and for breaching a co-financing agreement. Miller reportedly has had screenplays for both Mad Max 5 and Mad Max 6 completed for years, but for now, he s directing Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton in Three Thousand Years of Longing instead.MAY: TWO OF WILL SMITH S ROTTEN FILMS GET POTENTIALLY ROTTEN SEQUELS (Photo by Columbia courtesy Everett Collection)This should surprise absolutely no one, but there isn t always a clear correlation between Fresh Tomatometer scores and box office returns. Take, for example, Will Smith, who has over a dozen films that earned over 0 million domestically, but who also has only received two Fresh scores among his last 16 films (with an average Tomatometer score of 13%, at that). This year, two of Smith s Rotten films received sequels, including May s confirmation that the long-in-development threequel Bad Boys for Life (a sequel to Bad Boys II, Rotten at 22%) is scheduled for January 17, 2020. The year also started with the January news that Netflix is developing a sequel to their fantasy action movie Bright (Rotten at 25%) .JUNE: LUCASFILM HAS A BAD FEELING ABOUT THE STAR WARS STORY PREQUELS(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)Oh, how quickly things can change. On May 25th, the Top Story in The Weekly Ketchup was about Logan director James Mangold signing on with Lucasfilm for the prequel spinoff Boba Fett: A Star Wars Story. And then the box office numbers for Solo: A Star Wars Story continued to roll in ouch! and by June, we were running this story. That meant bad news not just for Boba Fett, but also previously discussed prequel spinoffs for characters like Obi-Wan and Yoda. Several months later, we can also now report that the prequel focus is shifting towards streaming, with Jon Favreau directing The Mandalorian for the upcoming Disney+ subscription service, which will be followed by a Rogue One spinoff series starring Diego Luna.JULY: DIRECTOR JAMES GUNN FIRED FROM GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3(Photo by Marvel Studios)In July, the Marvel Cinematic Universe went all topsy-turvy when Walt Disney Pictures announced that they had severed our business relationship with director James Gunn, who delivered the first two Guardians of the Galaxy movies and had been developing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The reason for Gunn s dismissal was the re-discovery of several joke tweets from 2008 to 2011. In response, Gunn said in a statement that, regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today. Meanwhile, Gunn s firing inspired a wide spectrum of responses, from this Collider editorial to Dave Bautista being NOT ok with it to Selma BLair saying Gunn is one of the good ones to this response calling for criminal prosecution. Eventually, in October, Marvel s Distinguished Competition at Warner Bros. snapped up James Gunn to work on their Suicide Squad sequel.AUGUST: HOLLYWOOD TRIPLES DOWN ON NOSTALGIA(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp. courtesy Everett Collection)Until recently, it seemed like maybe Hollywood was going to ease off its obsession with remakes a little bit, but what we saw simply might have been a respite as the trends moved on from the 1980s to the 1990s, as three such projects were announced all in one week. First of all, there was a project that is not a remake at all, but instead a prequel to the 1993 kids baseball movie The Sandlot (still, no less nostalgic). That original film s writer and director, David Mickey Evans, made a deal with 20th Century Fox for a new movie that would delve deeper into the backstory of The Beast, the English mastiff that terrorized the original kids in 1962. The Sandlot prequel will actually be the fourth film in the franchise, as there were two direct-to-video sequels in 2005 and 2007. Paramount Players is also now developing a remake of the 1993 drama Indecent Proposal, about a young couple who agree to a arrangement in which the wife will spend one night with a wealthy man for million. The remake is being written by screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson, who adapted 2016 s The Girl on the Train and is also working on Disney s live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Finally, Sony Pictures is also developing a remake of the 1987 Bruce Willis/Kim Basinger romantic comedy Blind Date.SEPTEMBER: YIPPEE-KI-YAY, THE DIE HARD ORIGIN MOVIE MOVES FORWARD(Photo by 20th Century Fox)Although 2007 s Live Free or Die Hard was Certified Fresh at 82%, when A Good Day to Die Hard came out six years later, the franchise took a steep dive at a Rotten 14%. That fifth Die Hard movie was a box office disappointment as well, earning the lowest totals of the franchise (especially when you adjust for inflation, ouch). Even so, 20th Century Fox is developing a sixth Die Hard movie, which will be a 1970s-set origin story for John McClane. Up until September, the prequel retained Die Hard in the title, as Die Hard: Year One, but we now know that Fox has decided to go in a different direction, as the film is now known as simply McClane. It s not yet known which younger actor will be cast as the young John McClane.OCTOBER: LEBRON JAMES MIGHT REBOOT FRIDAY THE 13TH (Photo by Mary Cybulski/Universal Pictures)Following big box office for October s Halloween, another major slasher franchise also re-entered development for a reboot, although who might be producing it is arguably the bigger story. Basketball star LeBron James, who recently made the move from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Los Angeles Lakers, is using his new address to increase his film activity, and apparently, that might now also include producing Friday the 13th movies. James posted this image of himself in 2013 wearing a hockey mask, though he is not expected to be taking on the role as the new Jason Voorhees himself. The negotiations come just a month after original Friday the 13th screenwriter Victor Miller won a lawsuit against producer Sean Cunningham, although the rights are still described as murky, which is why the LeBron James news requires a big might or may in its language.NOVEMBER: GARFIELD IS COMING BACK(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)In 2004 and 2006, Bill Murray starred as the voice of the world s most famous comic strip cat in Garfield: The Movie (Rotten at 15%) and Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties (Rotten at 11%). From one perspective, those low Tomatometer scores could mean that there s nowhere to go but up, but as with video game movies, it s probably more likely to mean that any future Garfield movies probably won t be well received either. Those films also weren t particularly successful financially either, with the first one only earning million domestically from a budget of million and the sequel barely making more than a third of that. Regardless, development is underway on a new animated adaptation of Jim Davis popular comic strip character. The challenging prospect of turning the Garfield ship around is being taken on by director Mark Dindal who is best known for Disney s The Emperor s New Groove (Certified Fresh at 85%) and Chicken Little (Rotten at 37%).DECEMBER: THE TOXIC AVENGER IS GETTING A BIG-BUDGET REBOOT(Photo by Troma Films)Although both 1984 s The Toxic Avenger and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV received Fresh Tomatometer scores of 70%, the second film has an absolutely Rotten 0% and the third film wasn t even reviewed enough to earn a score. The Toxic Avenger became such a cult fan favorite, though, that he became the company mascot of Troma Entertainment, the super low-budget production company behind such chestnuts as Blood Sucking Freaks, Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD, and Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead. Despite its gonzo origins, The Toxic Avenger is now being developed as a new big-budget superhero franchise by Legendary Entertainment, the company behind The Dark Knight, Watchmen, and Godzilla. In addition to the four feature length movies, The Toxic Avenger was also adapted as a stage musical production, a children’s cartoon TV series, and a Marvel comic.时空裂痕攻略The summer heat is reaching new heights this month, the coronavirus pandemic continues affecting film and television production around the country, and the selection of returning series to binge is admittedly slim. So we are bringing you something a little different with this month’s guide by including an upcoming streaming film and the star’s previous TV projects you ll want to catch up on. Find our recommendations below for six series to binge in August.The Rain (Netflix)What it is: This post-apocalyptic Danish thriller from creators Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen, and Christian Potalivo takes place six years after the modern world has succumbed to a fatal virus that’s transmitted through toxic, infected rain. Siblings Simone and Rasmus survived against all odds while holed up in a bunker, and they reenter the world in search of their scientist father to find the rain has killed nearly all signs of human life in their native Scandinavia. They’re soon joined by another young group of survivors who face the world’s devastation and dangers together.Why you should watch it: This slow-burning, character-driven drama has enough sci-fi elements and reality-based thrills to keep any fan of the admittedly well-worn dystopian genre entertained for a quick binge. Season 3 premieres August 6 on Netflix.Where to watch: NetflixCommitment: Approx. 10.5 hours (for the first two seasons)Star Trek: The Next Generation 91% (CBS All Access)What it is: As the Star Trek universe adds a new series with this month’s Star Trek: Lower Decks, we’re recommending you revisit The Next Generation for a summer binge. TNG sets the stage for this animated comedy series’ fantastical world, which follows four “heroes” from the support crew on Starfleet s U.S.S. Cerritos, the fleet’s least important ship. The series also borrows its name from TNG episode, “Lower Decks.” If you want more Star Trek options, check out our list of Star Trek TV Shows Ranked by Tomatometer to find one that s right for you. Why you should watch it: While the new series should be accessible to Trekkies, experts, and newbies alike, a binge of TNG will give you the info you need to ID the Lower Decks’ Easter eggs, share in the Trek humor, and more. Season 1 premieres August 6 on CBS All Access.Where to watch: Amazon, CBS All Access, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, Netflix, VuduCommitment: Approx. 132 hours (for all seven seasons)Freaks and Geeks 100% (NBC)Undeclared 93% (Fox)What it is: This one is for all the Seth Rogen lovers out there. Today, he is a bankable star thanks to timeless teen and stoner comedy classics like Knocked Up, Superbad, and Pineapple Express — and his latest, An American Pickle, is quite literally timeless due to its time-jumping immigrant premise. But some may forget that he pretty much grew up on our screens at the top of the millennium with Judd Apatow’s short-lived but beloved network comedies, Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared.Why you should watch it: Anyone who’s ever felt like an adrift outsider will likely see themselves in any number of the messy-but-lovable characters across these two series. If you’re looking for a classic binge that’ll remind you just why Rogen is a huge star today, this is a great place to start before An American Pickle premieres on HBO Max on August 6.Where to watch it: A little twist with these titles: They re only available to purchase on DVD, so you re going to have to really commit. Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared are available to order from Amazon.com. (Step 1: Do you even have a DVD player?)Commitment: Approx. 13 hours for Freaks and Geeks and approx. 6.5 hours for Undeclared.Endeavour 88% (PBS)What it is: As a prequel series to the long-running Inspector Morse, this Russell Lewis–created, Shaun Evans–starring series follows our hero Endeavour Morse through his early career as a detective constable through to his promotion as a detective sergeant with the Oxford City Police.Why you should watch it: This lush period drama depicting 1960s-era Oxford and the surrounding area is grounded first and foremost from a charismatic Evans, but its twists and turns also help make the series endlessly watchable for lovers of the PBS Masterpiece cloth. Season 7 premieres August 9 on PBS.Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: Approx. 40 hours (for the first six seasons)Lucifer 88% (Netflix)What it is: Most people escape their locale to vacation where it’s warm, but where do you vacation when your home is in Hell? Los Angeles, apparently. That’s where our titular antihero Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) sets his sights, at least, after resigning his post as ruler of the underworld to spice up his life. Once in L.A., he opens up a nightclub and stumbles into becoming a civilian consultant for the LAPD.Why you should watch it: Based on the DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg, Lucifer Morningstar is a protagonist like we haven’t seen before. Ruler of Hell, sure, but also charismatic as hell (charming, witty, and handsome), proving himself to be the perfect right-hand man for homicide detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German). (Over the span of the series, their beguiling relationship is one of the reasons to stick around, too.) Lucifer was cancelled by Fox in 2018, but revived by Netflix, which will premiere its fifth season on August 21.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, Netflix, VuduCommitment: Approx. 47 hours (for the first four seasons)
This week s Ketchup brings you another nice headlines from the world of film development news (the stories about what movies Hollywood is working on for you next), covering such titles as The Suicide Squad, The Eternals, and Halloween Kills.This WEEK S TOP STORYTAIKA WAITITI JUMPING THE GUNN ONTO THE SUICIDE SQUAD IN UNKNOWN ROLE(Photo by Jasin Boland/© Marvel / © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures /Courtesy Everett Collection)Last year, Walt Disney Pictures briefly fired director James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (if you re wondering why Marvel s not moving forward on that movie faster, that s the reason) over old jokes in poor taste were found on his Twitter feed. James Gunn has since been hired back, but in the meantime, he jumped ship to work for Warner Bros and DC Comics for The Suicide Squad, which will be a soft reboot sequel to the 2016 super villain movie starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie. This week, James Gunn cast one of his frequent collaborators as well as one of Marvel s stars. First up was Nathan Fillion, who previously worked with James Gunn on both Slither and Super, and who also had a cameo voice acting role in the first Guardians of the Galaxy. The biggest surprise, however, came with the news that Taika Waititi will also have a role in The Suicide Squad. In addition to directing Thor: Ragnarok (in which he also voiced the alien Korg), Taika Waititi is also returning to write and direct Thor: Love and Thunder (11/3/2021), which will come out less than three months after The Suicide Squad. James Gunn also this week cast comedian Steve Agee to provide the voice of the monstrous super villain King Shark. Warner Bros has scheduled The Suicide Squad for release on August 6, 2021, which will be five days after the fifth anniversary of the release of Suicide Squad on August 1, 2016.Other Top Headlines1. KIT HARRINGTON TAKING THE BLACK (KNIGHT) AGAIN IN MARVEL S THE ETERNALS(Photo by George Kraychyk/©TriStar Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection)One of the big reveals at Disney s D23 this past weekend was the casting of Kit Harrington as Dane Whitman, AKA Marvel s Black Knight, in next year s The Eternals (11/6/2020). Harrington will be joined by Richard Madden, he of Robb Stark in Game of Thrones, as Ikaris. This came along with confirmation that Gemma Chan will costar in The Eternals just one year after she also costarred in Captain Marvel as the Kree warrior Minn-Erva. The inclusion of Black Knight and Minn-Erva in The Eternals is significant because both characters were long-time members of The Avengers from the 1980s to the 1990s. Black Knight actually first joined as the 14th Avenger in 1969, in-between Vision in 1968 and Black Widow in 1973. So if one wants to speculate about a future Avengers movie, they re both possibilities.2. BLACK PANTHER II SNAGS MARVEL S BIGGEST RELEASE DATE FOR THE SUMMER OF 2022(Photo by Marvel / © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures /Courtesy Everett Collection)Marvel Studios didn t invent the notion of the weekend closest to May 1st being the best spot to start the summer season (that was arguably the 1999 reboot of The Mummy), but they ve certainly perfected the move. In recent years, that has included Avengers: Age of Ultron (5/1/2015), Captain America: Civil War (5/6/2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (5/5/2017), Avengers: Infinity War (4/27/2018), and Avengers: Endgame (4/26/2019), and will include Black Widow (5/1/2020) and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (5/7/2020). One of the highly anticipated films that was left out of Marvel s big panel of announcements at SDCC this year was Black Panther II, but we learned last weekend that they were just saving that news for D23, where Marvel revealed that Black Panther II is scheduled for May 6, 2022. No other premise or cast details were confirmed, but presumably, Chadwick Boseman, Martin Freeman, Danai Gurira, and Letitia Wright will all be back.3. BOYHOOD DIRECTOR TO SPEND 20 YEARS FILMING MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG(Photo by Wilson Webb/©Lionsgate/courtesy Everett Collection)As of this writing in 2019, Broadway singer/actor Ben Platt is 25, and actress Beanie Feldstein is 26. But when their new movie comes out, they ll be more like 45 and 46. That s because Platt and Feldstein have both signed to star in a new musical from director Richard Linklater, who famously spent 12 years making the 2014 Academy Award-winning drama Boyhood. That musical will be an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim s 1981 play Merrily We Roll Along, which was itself based on the 1934 play of the same name. Sondheim s play was set across a period from 1957 to 1976, and as with Boyhood, Richard Linklater plans on filming Merrily We Go Along over a 20 year period just like how its plot unfolds. Presuming Merrily We Roll Along is released around 2039 or 2040, Richard Linklater (born 7/30/1960) will be between 78 and 80.4. JAMIE FOXX AND TINA FEY TO STAR IN NEXT YEAR S SECOND PIXAR FILM, SOUL (Photo by Walt Disney Studios)As much of an info dump as San Diego Comic-Con is, Disney s own D23 convention almost matches that. This year, a lot of that went to the upcoming Disney+ streaming app s content, but Disney itself made a few big feature film announcements. We ve known for a while now that Pixar s next film will be Onward (3/6/2020), a modern fantasy starring MCU stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. But that s not all for Pixar in 2020: They also have Soul on their schedule for release on June 16, 2020. Pixar revealed at D23 that the stars of Soul will be Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey. Fey will voice a disembodied human soul in the afterlife, with Jamie Foxx voicing a music teacher who appears to kick it just before a big career opportunity (cue the comparisons to Mr. Holland s Opus and also Pixar s Coco). Foxx and Fey will also be joined by the voices of Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting), Questlove (of The Roots and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), and Phylicia Rashad (TV s The Cosby Show), with Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) collaborating on the film s score.5. PAUL RUDD GROWS UP TO BE ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL IN NEXT YEAR S HALLOWEEN KILLS (Photo by Vertical Entertainment / courtesy Everett Collection)Quite the phenomenon when a future megastar gets their career start in a horrible horror movie. Take, for example, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, the sixth film in the horror franchise, which featured Paul Rudd as Tommy Doyle, one of the kids Laurie Strode was babysitting in the first movie. Jamie Lee Curtis returned as Laurie Strode in last year s hit soft reboot sequel Halloween (which earned over 5 million worldwide), and she s returning for Halloween Kills (10/16/2020) and (possibly) Halloween Ends (10/15/2021), which will soon be filmed back-to-back. Paul Rudd was indeed approached about returning as Tommy Doyle, but due to scheduling conflicts with Ghostbusters 2020 (7/10/2020), Tommy Doyle will instead be played by Anthony Michael Hall. Rudd and Hall may not resemble each other, but if the Halloween slasher franchise now serves as a nostalgia feast, the casting of the costar of 1980s movies like Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, and The Breakfast Club fits that theme perfectly.6. DISNEY ANIMATION S POST-FROZEN II TO BE RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON (Photo by Disney)Disney has had a mystery project scheduled for November 25, 2020 for a while, but it wasn t until last weekend s D23 that Disney revealed that it will be Raya and the Last Dragon. The animated fantasy adventure will be set in a fictional kingdom called Kumandra, which will be inspired by the cultures of Southeast Asia. Raya and the Last Dragon will mark the directorial debuts of Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins, who previously worked on Disney movies like Big Hero 6 and Zootopia. The screenplay is being written by Adele Lim, whose Crazy Rich Asians featured Awkwafina, now also a voice role in Raya. The title character to be voiced by Cassie Steele of TV s Degrassi: The Next Generation.7. EVA LONGORIA TO DIRECT THE FLAMIN HOT CHEETOS MOVIE(Photo by Bauer Martinez Films/courtesy Everett Collection)Fox Searchlight has been moving forward with plans for a movie called Flamin Hot about how the popular brand of Cheetos snack foods came to be. They re hiring Eva Longoria to direct the true story of Richard Montanez, who was a janitor at Frito-Lay when he came up with the Flamin Hot Cheetos concept after noticing that regular Cheetos were not as flavorful as Mexican snacks on the same convenience store shelves.8. HAPPY DEATH DAY DIRECTOR TO BODY SWAP VINCE VAUGHN AND 22-YEAR-OLD KATHRYN NEWTON(Photo by Giles Keyte / © Warner Bros. / courtesy Everett Collection)Director Chris Landon is newly available as it appears unlikely that Happy Death Day will receive another sequel after this year s box office disappointment of 2U, which earned just million domestically. For his next film, Landon will cowrite and direct a body swapping thriller. Vince Vaughn will star as a deranged serial killer whose body is taken over by a high school student played by 22-year-old Kathryn Newton, whose previous work includes Paranormal Activity 4 and Detective Pikachu.Like this? 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Amazon extends its Tom Clancy Universe this month with the release of Without Remorse, which follows the story of US Navy Seal John Kelly who’s out for vengeance when his pregnant wife is murdered by Russian assassins. The movie stars – and is produced by – Michael B. Jordan, who says he “trained relentlessly” for its combustive action sequences, which were more demanding than even his work in Creed and Black Panther. Jordan also opened up to Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley about stepping into a producer role and his introduction to Clancy’s work via the video game Rainbow Six. Plus, Coley spoke with co-stars Jamie Bell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Lauren London, and director Stefano Sollima about bringing their fresh take on Clancy’s characters to the screen, working with Jordan, and who in the world they’d choose to spy on if given the opportunity. Wanna know who wants to get the lowdown on Michelle Obama’s morning routine – and who would spy on themselves? Watch the exclusive interviews above.Tom Clancy s Without Remorse is available on Amazon Prime Video now.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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8.35.9 1月喜迎Monica Castillo for Rotten Tomatoes: Since you mentioned Singin’ in the Rain as one of your favorite movies, do you have a favorite memory from the lot?Rita Moreno: I was under contract to MGM, young, very young. I think I was 18, and I was told that I might be doing it, but Gene Kelly had to talk to me first. He met me in the makeup department, and the first thing he said was – he was kind of a bit off-putting – and he said, Zelda Zanders is this and that and that and this. And he said, You need to cut your hair. And I said, No. He literally said, Excuse me? I said, No, I won t cut my hair. Why? I said, Well, we just don t in my family. We don t cut our hair. And he literally said, Nobody s ever said that to me before. I really got nervous. I said [to myself], You and your big mouth, you thought you were showing off how independent you are – which I wasn t.And he said, Well, we ll see. We ll talk to you later. I thought, S t, I really did it. But he did, and I got that funny red-haired wig. Actually the wig he wanted to put on me, I mean, the do he wanted to do on me was the one that eventually Cyd Charisse did, which was the little bangs and the little chopped-up one, which would have probably looked adorable. But there I was.There s so many things because I was on that set almost every day, watching, learning, observing. I literally lived on those sets in Singin in the Rain. I saw him [Kelly] do that Singin in the Rain number with a fever. I saw Donald O Connor do “Make Em Laugh,” which is an amazing number. What s interesting about that, it s a little tiny bit of movie lore, he had to shoot it all over again after he did it because something was wrong with the camera. I don t remember what it was. And he killed himself on that. And I remember he got a carpet rub on his arm. Those are the things you re going to remember forever. Judy Garland said somewhere, Being at MGM was just a dream come true for a young girl, especially a little Puerto Rican girl.(Photo by Courtesy of Roadside Attractions)Rotten Tomatoes: That’s a chapter of your life that’s featured heavily in the documentary. I’d like to hear more about what your experience was like moving from Puerto Rico to New York City to Hollywood.Moreno: It was unbelievable because MGM was the studio that I always wanted to be with, assuming I had a choice, which is hilarious. But when an MGM talent scout approached my mom after seeing me perform at a dance school recital – because talent scouts really did do things like that – he came backstage and he handed her a business card and said, It can t happen now, but I think Rosita would be a wonderful candidate for MGM studios. I just about passed out. Like six months later, he called my mom, and he would call her now and then just say, I haven t forgotten. One time he called her, and we had just gotten a phone. I keep remembering details like that because phones were expensive. He said, Louis B. Mayer is coming to town and I would like him to meet Rosita. And this is the day and this is where you go, and all that. I about died. We literally went shopping, and I got a cincher because I wanted to be Elizabeth Taylor, [who] was my role model. I didn t have any role models that made sense because nobody like me had them then.What s interesting is that when we got to the Waldorf Astoria, first of all, my mother goes to the desk and she says, We are going to meet Louis B. Major – how do we find Louis B. Major? And the girl said, Who? They said, Go to the special elevator and press P for penthouse. I went in, met him, and the first thing he said – if not the first, one of the first – Why she looks like a Spanish Elizabeth Taylor. And before the meeting was over, he was like, How would you like a contract with MGM, young lady? So, everything that s interesting and important in my professional life has been fortuitous. You know how we all say we struggle? My struggles have been monumental, but somehow when big things happen, they usually happen like that. Go figure.Rotten Tomatoes: In the documentary, you don’t just revisit these memories. You return to them and offer life lessons you picked up from these experiences. Was that intentional?Moreno: Well, it does come out, but it s also intentional in the sense that I made a promise to myself that if I was going to do this documentary, I was going to be as truthful as I could possibly be. I ve seen other documentaries, especially with actors, and I always see a lot of little shifting and stuff, and I always know when they re doing that. I thought, I m not going to do that, and I didn t. It was a promise that was hard to keep sometimes because I was asked some tough questions, and I mean, you can almost see it sometimes when I just hesitate: “Dare I answer this?”I thought: You have to. You made a promise to the most important person in the world: you. (Photo by Courtesy of MGM Media Licensing)And yes, to answer your question in a light manner, I think it s very important to point out the lessons and what I ve learned because I ve learned a lot. I was a very, very ignorant young woman. I knew almost nothing. Like in this scene where I talk about my agent sexually abusing me. I didn t even know the word rape. I mean, I was really very innocent. What I said to myself was, He attacked me. I didn t know words like that. I was truly, truly a very pure young woman, and going to Hollywood, being that kind of young woman, was really shocking and hard on me. When I talk about that cocktail party, it s brutal. I almost want to say it s not fair, but what is? I think one of the lessons of the documentary with respect to women is you just have to get tough without becoming a tough, hard person. That is not an easy task. You have to learn to bounce with the horrors and the insults to your humanity and to your femininity and yet not get bitter. That is really difficult.I think it s what psychotherapy really brought to my life. I will always talk about it in the most positive way because it helped me immensely. I really grew up with no sense of self. I really despised myself. I did not like myself, but that s because I learned very early on that I was a spic. That s what I learned as a very young girl. And what s a spic? They re nothing. They don t mean anything. They don t have value. It takes a very, very long time to understand that, to find where you are worthy. I think only unless you were immensely lucky, I think the only way to find that when you ve lost it or never had it, is to be in psychotherapy.Rotten Tomatoes: One of the things that the documentary also touches on, and I feel like you could talk so much more about, is your history and activism because you got into activism fairly early on in your career.Moreno: I had a roommate here in California when I was in my late teens, I guess 19, 20, who was very political, a girl named Phyllis. She was the one who really introduced me to that world, to the world of caring for others and doing for others. I think actually she was a real lefty. I m guessing now because I didn t use those words then, but she made me understand that it isn t enough to help yourself, but that you really, really have an obligation, if you re a human being, to help others in any way that you can. And that really turned me around. I thought she was an extraordinary one and still do.Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It is in theaters Friday June 18, 2022. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.Thumbnail: Photo: ©AMPAS / Courtesy Everett Collection (NCDACAD EC186), © Universal Pictures, © United Arists, © Focus Features
(Photo by © MGM / Courtesy Everett Collection)It is slightly bizarre to even contemplate predictions right now as everything about awards season is up in the air: release dates, likely competitors, how festivals will play out. Still, it seems not even a pandemic can stop Hollywood s efforts to reward itself, with the Oscars, Golden Globes, and others determined that the shows – albeit delayed – will go on. And so, continuing our series of “Ridiculously Early Oscar Predictions,” we arrive at our Best Actress predictions. Yes, it s early given how little is known for sure, but this isn’t exactly a normal Oscar year.As with our Best Actor predictions, our Best Actress picks are basically educated guesswork. Several films have yet to be screened and there is still plenty of time for Oscar submissions. No matter what happens, the upcoming season will make history as the first in which films will not have to screen in theaters to contend for Hollywood’s top prizes, which sets up some intriguing possibilities for which films could break through and snag nominations. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced earlier this summer that the Oscars would be postponed by two months to April 25, 2021, and extended release-date eligibility rules to February 28, 2021, in addition to allowing streaming-only submissions and making all eligible films available on the Academy screening library, forgoing the typical member screenings.A number of films likely to be in the conversation have actually already screened and earned Tomatometer scores, and pundits are already singling out the major standout performances in them. Our list does include some performances yet to be seen, but for which pre-release buzz and expectations are high. With that said, some on this list may end up in the Supporting Actress category.Whether we like it or not, the campaigns are quietly underway, the conversation has started, and we’re now ready to join it. If history and basic math tell us anything, it is that most of these names won’t make it to Oscar night, but we’re pretty confident many of them will be right up there in the awards chatter. So please read on as we break down our ridiculously early picks for 2020 s Best Actress contenders.Don t agree with our picks? Have at us in the comments.Julia Garner
If you have a suggestion for a movie or show you think we should do an episode on, let us know in the comments, or email us at email@example.com.Meet the hostsJacqueline Coley is an editor at Rotten Tomatoes, with a focus on awards and indie coverage but with a passion for everything, from the MCU to musicals and period pieces. Coley is a regular moderator at conventions and other events, can be seen on Access Hollywood and other shows, and will not stand Constantine slander of any kind. Follow Jacqueline on Twitter: @THATjacqueline.Mark Ellis is a comedian and contributing editor for Rotten Tomatoes. He currently hosts the Rotten Tomatoes series Versus, among others, and can be seen co-hosting the sports entertainment phenomenon Movie Trivia Schmoedown. His favorite Star Wars movie is Jedi (guess which one!), his favorite person is actually a dog (his beloved stepdaughter Mollie), and – thanks to this podcast – he s about to watch Burlesque for the first time in his life. Follow Mark on Twitter: @markellislive.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
(Photo by Courtesy of Getty Images for AFI)Golden Globes are slightly dubious as a barometer for predicting the Academy Awards. Thanks to some stellar research over at FiveThirtyEight, we know that the Golden Globes are right about 50% of the time predicting the Oscar Best Picture winner, though in the last 20 years, that number has slipped to about 35%. This, however, does not mean last weekend wasn t filled with moments that might tip the hat as to whom will be nominated for Oscars (or perhaps even take home a statue). Nestled right in the midst of nominations voting, Globes weekend and the subsequent events that surround it mirror the eclectic and ever raucous vibe that Best Supporting Actor frontrunner Brad Pitt spoke of in his Globes acceptance speech. This past weekend, Rotten Tomatoes Editor Jacqueline Coley was out and about to report back on the sights, sounds, and takeaways from events including the Hollywood Bonghive meetup and the glitzy post-globes parties.The Stars and Diamonds Glitter in Palm Springs(Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)The first event of the weekend was the Palms Springs Gala, where Oscar hopefuls can schmooze with the retired AMPAS voters who live in the tropical community, just an hour south of Los Angeles. Dressed to the nines in colorful gowns and lots of jewels, Palms Springs attendees watched stars Jennifer Lopez, Joaquin Phoenix, Martin Scorsese, Charlize Theron, and Renée Zellweger accept various honors in the opening night presentation. However, it was Little Women director Greta Gerwig who won the night with her heartfelt speech for Director honoree Quentin Tarantino. [He] makes movies as if movies could save the world,” she said while introducing him, adding, “Movies can kill Hitler, free slaves, and give Sharon Tate one more summer He makes movies like movies themselves matter. This was a big moment for Tarantino, who had received flack earlier in the year regarding his lack of dialogue for star Margot Robbie. Tapping Gerwig arguably the most noteworthy female director in the awards conversation this year to present him with the award and speak so positively on his behalf was a smart play for the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director. It s just too bad she couldn t pinch-hit for his awkward Golden Globes acceptance speech on Sunday, as well.The Stars Favorite Stop for Weekend Lunching with AFI(Photo by Courtesy of Jacqueline Coley)There is no way to put this delicately so we ll just say it campaigning for an Oscar is torturous. Stars have to clear their calendars for two to three months to shake hands and make speeches. They go through the arduous exercise of doing hours of press, taking selfies, and smiling through it all, with very little to no chance of actually winning any awards. Cocktail parties, posh dinners, and award shows may sound like a fun time, but doing anything every day for two months will lose its novelty quickly. This is why the AFI luncheon on the Friday before the Globes is such a welcome moment for most Oscar hopefuls. Each year, AFI selects 10 films and 10 television shows from the previous year (and a couple of specialty honors if they find international entries of merit) and gather the principal players together for a relaxed lunch with limited press just to celebrate their achievements. The lack of press and potential voters and the fact everyone in the room is already previously announced as a winner removes most of the anxiety that comes with other events. This is why everyone from Brad Pitt to Kevin Feige call the event their favorite moment of the season.This year, we watched Pitt chat it up with Bong Joon-ho and the cast of Parasite as he repeatedly gushed about how he loved the film. We also spotted Rian Johnson, who was honored for Knives Out, chatting with his Star Wars: The Last Jedi co-star Laura Dern, who was being feted for her work in Noah Baumbach s Marriage Story and Greta Gerwig s Little Women. Robert De Niro (Joker, The Irishman), Harvey Keitel (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Irishman), Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story), Sam Rockwell (Richard Jewell, Jojo Rabbit), and Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, produced Richard Jewell) were all involved with more than one honoree. We asked Dern about how she split her loyalties, and she joked she was a bit like the young boy at the center of the divorce drama in Marriage Story: They are like my parents. I love them both. I don t pick sides. Though there is a no campaigning mantra in effect at the AFI, there s nothing to say attendees can t steer voices and eyes to films they favor, and this year featured an excellent example of tongue-in-cheek campaigning. Former AFI honoree Mel Brooks kicked off the festivities with a benediction, during which he raved about his favorite film of the year the Hitler anti-war satire Jojo Rabbit: It s really a terrific, eloquent, and beautiful picture, he said, adding jokingly that writer/director Taika Watiti did not ask my permission to use Hitler a hilarious reference to Brooks Hitler satire The Producers.A Party with ParasiteIf we were ever unsure of Bong Joon-ho s effect on the Hollywood community, the party hosted by Guillermo del Toro at the Sunset Tower answered all of those questions. After being fawned over by just about everyone at the AFI Luncheon, Team Parasite was greeted by the rest of Hollywood that evening. Edgar Wright, Rian Johnson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Laura Dern, Keegan-Michael Key, Noah Baumbach, Jay Roach, Miranda July, and Natasha Lyonne some of whom left their own For Your Consideration events to make a trek to the West Hollywood celebration all made time to pay their respects that night. Having so many A-listers and Academy voters as confirmed members of the Bonghive – Bong s online fanbase – a Best Picture nomination this coming Monday looks more and more like an inevitability.Brunching with the Indie CrowdParasite Dir. Bong Joon Ho chats w/ The Farewell star Zhao Shuzen (Photo by Courtesy of Jacqueline Coley)On Saturday, Film Independent had the Indie Spirit Awards annual nominees brunch, where they handed out 5,000 to filmmakers Kelly Reichardt, Mollye Asher, Rashaad Ernesto Green, and Nadia Shihab. We also spotted Last Black Man in San Francisco director Joe Talbot, who was up for one of the Indie Spirit specialty prizes that were handed out during Saturday s fete by Alfre Woodard and Crazy Rich Asians director John Chu. When we asked Chu about his upcoming film with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The Heights, he simply smiled and said, He can t wait for people to see it. As was the case on Friday, Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho was again so mobbed by well-wishers he barely had time to sit down.After the Globes (Photo by Courtesy of Netflix)After the Globes, the most raucous party was – as it has been for the past few years – the Netflix party. Tiffany Haddish, who presented at the ceremony, put on an impromptu freestyle at the end of the night, shortly after Brad Pitt, Eddie Murphy, Ava DuVernay, Taika Waititi, and numerous Netflix stars danced the night away to pop hits. At the Instyle/Warner Bros. do, their elevator glam shot was a frequent stop for celebs, and The Farewell helmer Lulu Wang paired up with Rita Wilson for a hilarious shoot sporting a – yes, it s legal in California – blunt, courtesy of Snoop Dogg. Though the Netflix party was the spot be, it was slightly a somber affair at the start, due to the fact the streamer only took home two prizes out of 17 nominations. In contrast, the NBC celebration was a joyous time after two surprise wins for their World War I one-shot epic 1917. This is welcome news for Universal Studios, who are likely still smarting after the vicious – though at times bemused – reception to Cats. The wins at the globes could propel the film, which opens wide in theaters this weekend, to box office domination over January, and if awards keep tallying up on our Awards Leaderboard, perhaps a Best Picture win as well.The Academy Awards are broadcast February 9, 8 pm EST/5 pm PST, on ABC.Like this? 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