九游会手机版app采用百度引擎3（Baidu 5）Before the filmmakers applied digital fur technology to turn them into credible felines, the cast members of Tom Hooper s Cats had to go to cat school to learn how to move like the Jellicles at the center of the big-budget musical. Ahead of the movie s release, Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley sat down with stars Francesca Hayward, Jennifer Hudson, Dame Judi Dench, Laurie Davidson, Robbie Fairchild, Rebel Wilson, and Jason Derulo to talk about getting those cat moves just right, as well as to share their favorite movie musicals and the yet-to-be-made movie musicals they want to see happen – stat. Check out the full interview above.
就以网易的《天谕》手游为例，这款由经典端游改编的游戏，主打""上天入海""的游戏体验，借鉴了暴雪WOW的战法牧职业体系、深度RAID副本，上线以来火爆一时，在国内和全球都拥有相当高的玩家比例。 and there were two elements that hinted that Morbius might be set in the same world as Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far from Home. The first was a Spider-Man poster with Murderer spray-painted over it (hinting at Far from Home), and the second was the appearance of Michael Keaton, who played Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. the Vulture, in Homecoming. We ll hopefully know more about all of this when Morbius is released this summer on July 31, 2020.4. THE FLASH OF TWO WORLDS: EZRA MILLER MEETS GRANT GUSTIN(Photo by Clay Enos/©Warner Bros. Pictures, Katie Yu/©The CW Network)One of the most surprising things to happen on The CW s five-part Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover happened in the finale Tuesday night, as we saw Ezra Miller s movie version of The Flash meet Grant Gustin s TV show version in The Speed Force. Normally, this column doesn t really touch on TV show news, but this scene potentially has big implications for the long-in-development The Flash (7/1/2022). There have long been indications that The Flash will depict a version of the popular DC Comics storyline Flashpoint, and having Ezra Miller s version meet Grant Gustin s version could be part of how we get to Flashpoint, since it involves time travel and alternate realities (much like the CW show as well). There is still a lot about The Flash (the movie) we don t know, and this might have been just a cute little cameo, but it could also be our first tease about a movie that s just over two years away from release.5. THE SOUNDS OF NO TIME TO DIE: BILLIE EILISH, HANS ZIMMER, AND THE SMITHS GUITARIST (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)One of the last steps in the post-production for most movies (except, apparently, Cats) involves the music. So, one shouldn t read too much into the stories this week about the music for the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die (4/10/2020). The biggest revelation is that 18-year-old pop star Billie Eilish will become the youngest person ever to perform the theme song for a James Bond movie. Billie Eilish reportedly wrote the song with her brother Finneas Eilish. It was also confirmed last week that the rest of the score of No Time to Die will be composed by Hans Zimmer, but what s most surprising is that Zimmer is collaborating with Johnny Marr, who probably remains best known as the guitarist of the influential 1980s British pop group The Smiths.6. STEPHEN LANG S BLIND KILLER TO RETURN FOR DON T BREATHE 2 (Photo by Ghost House Pictures)It s impossible to know for sure if any of these movies are related to each other, but in the last few years, there have been a few horror and/or suspense thrillers that are all related to the senses. Sight was the element at play in Lights Out and Bird Box, sound was the sense involved in A Quiet Place, and Don t Breathe incorporated both. The sequel to A Quiet Place is coming out on March 20 of this year, and this week, we learned that the sequel to the latter movie will start filming a month after that. Don t Breathe director Fede Alvarez has hired his co-writer Rodo Sayagues to make his own directorial debut on Don t Breathe 2, which is scheduled to start filming in April. Stephen Lang, who starred as The Blind Man, the film s villain, will return for the sequel, which one has to guess will probably be about a new group of victims trapped in his house.7. OSCAR ISAAC MUST REALLY LOVE THE EXPRESSION EX MACHINA (Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon/Netflix)Just five years ago, Oscar Isaac starred in the science-fiction film Ex Machina, along with Alicia Vikander and Domhnall Gleeson (who went on to co-star with Isaac in the most recent Star Wars trilogy). That movie came out just five years after the final issue of the comic book series also called Ex Machina, which was about the political career of the world s only superhero who subsequently becomes the mayor of New York City. Earlier this week, it was announced that Legendary Entertainment is developing a movie based on the Ex Machina comic book series that is to be retitled The Great Machine, in an obvious effort to avoid confusion with Ex Machina. Earlier today, we learned exactly why these movies would have been very easily confused, because it turns out that Oscar Isaac is also producing and will star in The Great Machine. So, if the title hadn t been changed, not only would there be two movies called Ex Machina, but they would have both featured Oscar Isaac.8. KEIRA KNIGHTLEY TO PLAY MOM TO JOJO RABBIT KID STAR IN NEW CHRISTMAS MOVIE(Photo by Barry Wetcher/©Warner Bros.)As Taika Waititi moves on to the soccer movie Next Goal Wins, his Marvel sequel Thor: Love and Thunder, and his future with the Star Wars franchise, the success of his most recently released film continues to have its impact on other film development news. The World War II-set comedy Jojo Rabbit featured three relative newcomers (including Thomasin McKenzie and Archie Yates), but the title role was played by Roman Griffin Davis, who this week joined another movie with a famous actress playing his mom. Keira Knightley and Roman Griffin Davis will play mother and son in an untitled Christmas movie which will focus on how British families celebrate the holiday. The movie will directed by Camille Griffin, who also happens to be Roman s own real-life mother. The project is now seeking to cast the father of the family.9. DISNEY DROPS THE FOX FROM ITS RECENTLY ACQUIRED STUDIOS (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)It was almost a year ago now that Disney finalized its acquisition of the film and TV properties of 21st Century Fox and Fox Searchlight, but it wasn t until this week that one of the biggest resulting changes was announced. Disney is removing the word Fox from both companies and their logos, so they will now be called just 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures instead. The new name for the studio formerly called 21st Century Fox is particularly curious, as the new name basically spins back the clock as well.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
虽然在当前国内每天都会推出很多款新游戏，使命召唤手游在国内的发展态势依然是相当火爆,随着版本的不断更新也吸引了众多玩家的参与，也不知道有没有玩家发现在当前游戏也出现了新的模式，同时也增加了很多比较有趣的玩法，当然，如果说想要了解更多，对此我们就建议玩家登录公益服手游盒子。九游会手机版appWe get our first look at Jordan Peele’s #LovecraftCountry in #HBO’s new 2020 teaser. pic.twitter.com/R6VB7w4j9y Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) November 16, 2019Awards and Honors: Ricky Gervais to Host the Golden Globes AgainRicky Gervais will return as host of the Golden Globes on Jan. 5, his fifth time hosting the awards, which sets a new record. Gervais, a three-time Golden Globe winner himself, said, “Once again, they’ve made me an offer I can’t refuse. But this is the very last time I’m doing this, which could make for a fun evening.” His irreverent, sometimes controversial hosting style will lead an NBC telecast that will include Tom Hanks receiving the Cecil B. deMille Award, and possibly a competitive statue for his performance as Mister Rogers in the upcoming A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood movie.Grammy winner Ciara will host the American Music Awards on Nov. 24 on ABC, while Grammy winner Alicia Keys will return as host of CBS’s Grammy Awards telecast on Jan. 26, 2020.Icons Carol Burnett, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Carl Reiner, and Lily Tomlin will be celebrated at The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute to Television’s Comedy Legends, an evening spotlighting “television comedy’s unique ability to remind us of our shared humanity through the power of laughter.” The Nov. 21 event takes place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.Robert De Niro will receive the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award during the Jan. 19 TBS and TNT telecast of the Screen Actors Guild Awards.RELATED: Stay up to date on awards season with Rotten Tomatoes Awards TourCASTING NEWS: WALKING DEAD ZOMBIE FIGHTER CHRISTIAN SERRATOS PICKS UP A MIC TO PLAY LEGENDARY SINGER SELENA ON NETFLIXThe Walking Dead star Christian Serratos, who plays new mama Rosita on the AMC drama, will star as superstar singer Selena Quintanilla in Netflix’s upcoming Selena: The Series, about the late singer’s rise to become one of the most successful Latin artists of all time. Desperate Housewives alum Ricardo Chavira will play Selena’s father Abraham, a musician who encouraged all his children to work hard and pursue their dreams of forging careers in the music industry.Impeachment: American Crime Story has cast British actor Clive Owen as Bill Clinton. Beanie Feldstein will star as Monica Lewinsky, Sarah Paulson will play Linda Tripp, and Annaleigh Ashford will appear as Paula Jones. Season 3 of the American Crime Story anthology series is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President” and is due to premiere on September 27, 2020. (Variety)Comedian and actress Jade Catta-Preta (Californication) will host E!’s reboot of The Soup, the pop culture commentary series that will return to the network early next year to poke fun at everything from reality TV to viral videos.Emmy and Tony winner Courtney B. Vance will play Aretha Franklin’s father in Genius: Aretha, season 3 of the National Geographic series produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. As was previously announced, Franklin will be played by Broadway star Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple).Anna Deavere Smith, Jeff Perry, Terry Kinney, Anders Holm, and Arian Moayed have joined the cast of Shonda Rimes’ upcoming Netflix limited series Inventing Anna, which tells the true story of Anna Delvey, the infamous heiress who conned New York City’s society set.Justified alums Kaitlyn Dever and Jonathan Tucker will star in the first episode of Hulu’s upcoming horror anthology series Monsterland.Grey’s Anatomy alum T.R. Knight has joined the cast of The Flight Attendant, the upcoming HBO Max thriller starring The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco, who’s also an executive producer on the project. Cuoco plays the titular character, Cassie, who wakes up in bed with a dead guy and has no memory of how she got there. Knight plays Davey, Cassie’s older brother, whose memories of their childhood are very different than his sister’s.Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of convicted drug lord El Chapo, is joining the cast of the VH1 reality series Cartel Crew for season 2. The show follows the lives of a group of people whose family members are involved in the drug world. Aispuro has been married to El Chapo, whose real name is Joaquin Guzman, since 2007. (Daily Mail)Kristen Bell will return as the narrator of the Gossip Girl reboot on HBO Max. The upcoming series will take place eight years after the original series ended and follow a new group of New York City private school teens.DEVELOPMENT NEWS: CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM RETURNS IN JANUARY WITH GUEST STAR VINCE VAUGHN(Photo by HBO)Comedian Jeff Garlin, star of The Goldbergs and a star and executive producer on Curb Your Enthusiasm, shared some details on the Larry David comedy’s upcoming 10th season, which he says will premiere on Jan. 19 on HBO. The season features Vince Vaughn in a multi-episode arc, Garlin told The Daily Beast, and he’s not portraying himself.Mary-Louise Parker will star in and serve as executive producer on a Weeds sequel that will pick up with the Botwins a decade after the events of the original series, now that the family business is legal. The original series aired on Showtime from 2005-12, but is now in development at Starz. (Variety)D.L. Hughley will star in the one-hour “comedic documentary” How Not to Get Shot and Other Advice from White People, based on his bestselling book of the same name. The comedian will also serve as executive producer on the special, which will see him explore the state of race in America.All cast members of NBC’s only daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives, were released from their contracts this week, as DOOL will wrap production at the end of November with enough episodes banked to air through summer 2020. The 55-year-old soap, which features daytime superstar Deidre Hall, is the longest-running entertainment program in NBC history. According to TV Line, the show has not yet been cancelled, but cast members will have to negotiate new contracts with Corday Productions for Days to continue. The soap, one of only four daytime dramas on the air, is the lowest rated of the four, averaging two million viewers a day.Zoe Saldana will star in a Netflix limited series adaptation of From Scratch, Eureka star Tembi Locke’s bestselling memoir about the unexpected death of her husband and raising their daughter on her own while dealing with her grief. Saldana and Reese Witherspoon are executive producers on the project.Is a Friends reunion finally happening? Yeah, maybe, kind of. THR reports the cast may get back together for an unscripted reunion special to help launch HBO Max, but the gathering sounds less exciting than that photo of the cast’s recent lunch that Jennifer Aniston posted to launch her Instagram account.Apple TV+ has ordered a new workplace thriller from director and executive producer Ben Stiller. Severance will star Adam Scott as an employee trying to bounce back from a rough past while at his new job with Lumen Industries, a company “looking to take work-life balance to a new level.”CBS’s just-announced midseason lineup will include the 15th, and final, season of Criminal Minds – a show we’re always slightly surprised to learn is still on the air – which premieres Jan. 8. Also new on the CBS schedule: yet another Dick Wolf drama, FBI Most Wanted, with Nip/Tuck star Julian McMahon as a veteran FBI agent tracking the worst of the bureau’s most wanted. Keisha Castle-Hughes (Game of Thrones) and Kellan Lutz (Twilight saga) also star.The series finale of The Good Place – on NBC on Jan. 30 – will include an hour-long episode, followed by an aftershow with the cast, hosted by Seth Meyers.Season 2 of the adaptation of Caroline Kepnes’ stalker thriller You will premiere on Netflix on Dec. 26, after moving from Lifetime to the streaming service. Penn Badgley returns as Joe, the charming, but deadly bookstore owner who may be moving from New York to Los Angeles in the sophomore season.Doctor Who staffs up: BBC America has announced three new writers – Nina Metivier (co-creator of The A List), Maxine Alderton (Emmerdale), and Charlene James (A Discovery of Witches) – and four new directors – Nida Manzoor (Enterprise), Emma Sullivan (Call the Midwife), Jamie Magnus Stone (The Last Dragon Slayer) and Lee Haven Jones (Vera) – for the upcoming season of Doctor Who, which will premiere in early 2020. The season will be the second for Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker. The series also recently teased something coming November 23:
(Photo by Justin Bettman )Writer and producer Tarell Alvin McCraney is clear that he is no activist. Despite a body of work that often grapples with topics of belonging and community, codeswitching and survival, and freedom and healing, the Oscar-winning scribe of the Barry Jenkins–directed Moonlight is just committed to reflecting the world as it is, particularly for those poor, Black, and queer. Therein lies the importance of his television drama David Makes Man, which returns for its second season on the Oprah Winfrey Network this Tuesday. Focused on the struggle to survive in a world that would rather see Black people snuffed out by systematic and systemic oppression, the series is perhaps the realest and most liberating show on TV making plain a vision for the future, and the present, that holds, like a grandmother’s embrace, all of its people.“As an artist who definitely wants to learn and be affected by all of the activism in the world, I try to allow that to make me brave enough to at least bring up the questions that I don t have answers to,” McCraney says of creating work in this moment of ongoing social unrest. That means not “rehashing anything that we know is right or wrong in this work, like the prison industrial complex,” he says. It’s about more nuanced questions, says the writer and series executive producer. “How does [the prison industrial complex] harm our communities, and whom does it harm? And in what ways? And are there other possibilities, like whose voices can be lifted or not in these moments? I was like, ‘I m scared of that question, but at the same time, I m going to talk about it.’” (Photo by Rod Millington / ©2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. )The first season of David Makes Man centered on a 14-year-old prodigy named David (played exquisitely by Akili McDowell), who lives in the projects of Miami and who is haunted by the death of a father figure and mentor. Bussed out of his community to a mostly white school, David is forced to embody two personas: one to navigate the streets that raised him, and another to succeed in the education system that may offer him a way out. With a strong ensemble cast including Alana Arenas, Isaiah Johnson, Travis Coles, and icon Phylicia Rashad, the series was a critical darling — season 1 is Certified Fresh at 100% on the Tomatometer — and nabbed a Peabody.In season 2 of the series executive produced by Michael B. Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, and showrunner Dee Harris-Lawrence, David is now a rising businessman in his 30s (played by Kwame Patterson) who must choose between the instincts that helped him survive adolescence or finding a new way to live. Ahead of the season’s premiere, Rotten Tomatoes spoke with McCraney about the decision to jump 15 years in the narrative, how the 2020 social uprising and pandemic impacted the show’s storytelling, and the subtle and overt ways queerness shows up in the show.Tre’vell Anderson for Rotten Tomatoes: At the end of season 1, David is still a teenager in school; we start season 2 almost two decades later. Talk to me about the motivation behind that choice. Tarell Alvin McCraney: The decision was in the making of the show. One of the initial passes at the last episode of season 1 was to do a little fast-forward, so you would see David dealing with the issues he had experienced in season 1. So even in the initial pitch, when I spoke to Ms. Winfrey and MBJ, my thought was: I want to show how we pick up these skills. I want to show how the Kobes of the world, the LeBrons, the Ryan Cooglers, how these very particular genius-folk get from being where they are in the communities that they grow up in to navigating mostly white society in these various different ways.In order to do that, I want us to look at how trauma can sort of take a snapshot of who you are in that moment, that moment when the bear attacks, the look on your face and your reaction, and how you keep replicating that moment throughout time, and how you are still that 13-year-old, that 14-year-old, that 15-year-old, even as you re an adult now dealing with your own child, or dealing with your spouse, or dealing with your boss. You re now dealing with them as if it s that moment of collision all because you ve been triggered and haven t found a way to let go of that, or work through it, or find another way. That was always the aim.And rather than make it clinical, you will see David seemingly successful with the trappings of success all around, surviving [but] still not living fully, still thinking everything is a life-or-death situation, still thinking that they ve got to be the best at everything and not taking the time to learn, to be wrong, to be still. There s that meme that s been going around just last week of like, “The best thing we can do for ourselves is to find what triggers us, so that we don t enact those traumas onto other people.” Well, I couldn t have said it better myself for good ol’ David: he has yet to take that time to, as my grandma would say, look back over his life and think things over. That was always the purpose and now we re here, in this chapter of David s life, doing just that. (Photo by Rod Millington / 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)Rotten Tomatoes: The last time I spoke with you was in the lead up to the series premiere and we talked about the masks we, as Black people, sometimes learn to wear to navigate various spaces. In what ways does that concept manifest for David now?McCraney: In the same way. That s the problem, right? There are moments that you ll see 15-year-old David bring grown self and not really living through grown self, but just wearing it. Same kid, same terrified, same insecure, same childlike imagination. And in some ways, that s great. I mean, who is that friend that can be like, Hey Tre vell, and in the way that they say it, a part of you fully [transports back to that time, even as] it may not be able to in the flesh because we ve grown or changed or shifted our hair or now we got a different eyeliner than we used to wear when we were 15.But as Missy Elliott says, Same teeth, same hoop earrings. Within us, there is a person that is connected to that part of our lives, and that is in there sometimes popping up and not. The masks we put on to go out and be, Oh, I m grown, but that kid s still in there somewhere. And is he OK? Or is he running around terrified? And if you don t stop him from being terrified, if we are not comforting that part of ourselves, I think some real stress and some real damage can happen. It s been thrilling actually doing all of this cause, I swear, it s like affirming to me some of the work I needed to do with myself, but also talking about the ways in which our society, our communities, don t allow this kind of inward looking.Rotten Tomatoes: Production resumed in October after the social uprisings of last summer. Did any of that, or the pandemic, impact the storytelling and ideas you all decided to surface?McCraney: We don t write directly about those times, but a lot of those issues come up, be it care, be it closeness, be it community, be it gentrification. Police reform comes up. One of the things that we kept talking about was, “Who are we at this moment?” and someone asked me earlier today, “Am I an activist?” and I was like, I can t claim that. I feel like activists are superheroes. That s like asking me if I m an Avenger. You’ve got to have a certain skill set and the ones who are out there saving our lives and making space, they have a certain skill set and their analysis is on point.(Photo by Rod Millington / 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)Rotten Tomatoes: But you have spoken before about purposefully making a show that will stoke very necessary conversations that we as Black people need to have. You and the team seem to have perfected the ability to reflect the specificity of Black trauma in a way that doesn’t feel harmful, and I can see how people might see that as activism. McCraney: Well, how do I talk about the fact that every time I wanted to make a show about a 30-year-old Black man, people were like, Well, Black men don t watch TV. OK, I recognize that the world thinks that; however, if they did, if for some reason a whole bunch of Black people sat around and watched this, what would I want us to be doing? Certainly not just crying the entire time, or certainly not just bemoaning a lot of the pain that we ve been through. Do I want to be in the reality of it? Sure. But I also want to be pointing at a path towards healing. I want to be a part of families being able to come together and watch together and engage together and have dialogue together in a way that may be uncomfortable, but it s not suffering.Where s the line of uncomfortability, but not suffering? bell hooks talks about that in All About Love, that that s love. The intention is that I can make myself uncomfortable in order for you or somebody I love to grow and to be nurtured, but the moment I’m suffering in order for you to be growing or be nurtured, that s not love. So, I don t want anybody to be suffering or having to suffer through what I m doing. Uncomfortability I can take. Uncomfortability is where the growth happens anyway.(Photo by Rod Millington / 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)Rotten Tomatoes: One of the many beautiful things about this show is its creativity and imagination, its extremely cinematic in approach. What are the conversations you have with the writers room about ensuring that?McCraney: Well, that s the job. That’s the agreement of our show that s different from other shows. There are plenty of shows about people who grew up in the hood. There are plenty of shows about police officers who used to be in the hood. There are plenty of shows about architects who are developing the neighborhoods in which they grew up. We have those shows, but we don t have shows about when the young person who may or may not become a part of the drug operation is trying to do their homework and starts imagining their lineage through water and earth. We don t have those moments, and not because they re not there. I thought, this is where I d love for us to see it and feel it, and remember it. And even though we don t experience the world exactly like David, I am sure that the corner boys have imaginations. I m sure that the corner boys imagined different things than what they re seeing right in front of them. I m sure of it because some of them ended up writing dope rhymes that we listen to. I m sure that the little girls who are playing double dutch one minute and dodging bullets in another, imagine things different and feel things different and wish they could say something like this in their head, but can t in real life. I m sure the mothers who may have been addicted to drugs and are trying to get past that obstacle for the benefit of their children and themselves, sometimes imagine a world that is completely different than the obstacles that they face. And that s our remit, that s our job to explore the interiority of those folks and how their resilience to get through those things can be so compelling, amazing, but also exhausting, tiring. And that maybe there are other things, and other ways and other tools that we need, once we have survived those things, to live. (Photo by Rod Millington / 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)Rotten Tomatoes: I find that the way queerness is incorporated to the show, in both subtle and overt ways, to also be something special. It feels intentional.McCraney: I m glad you brought that up. In full transparency, one of the things that we did early in the first season is engage with consultants on the show. I was like, Yeah, I m queer and I m here, but I want another opinion. I don t want to be the only person refracting back. There were queer people in our writers room, but I also asked Hari [Ziyad] to be a consultant. And so in the way you re talking about it, in the writers room, in the creative process, we had queer reflections in many ways, some that were visible and some [that weren’t]. That was really important to me that it would be reflected in the show because it, again, reminded me of growing up. There were just so many ways that queerness was around me all the time. Sometimes it was talked about. Sometimes it was admonished. Sometimes it was celebrated. But it was just always there.Again, that s why I always say I’m not an activist. Activism takes a great deal of intentionality – and so does art, but also sometimes it s just the way you see it. Sometimes you just go, I see it this way and I m going to paint it that way cause it s easier. How do I be as truthful to this as possible and make sure that I can maintain it with all the respect and love that I can? I feel really honored that [people] think I m some super genius that is figuring this stuff out, but queerness finds a way to be in the picture anyway.David Makes Man season 2 premieres on OWN on Tuesday June 22, 2021. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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0.18.5 8月喜迎Stars. They’re just like us: also deeply fascinated by true-crime stories, like the one at the center of The Act. The series, which is Certified Fresh at 92% on the Tomatometer, is based on a Buzzfeed News article by writer Michelle Dean called “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom Murdered,” which was subsequently turned into the HBO documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest. The Act star Chloë Sevigny was so engrossed by the documentary that she watched it twice in a row.“I was so flabbergasted,” Sevigny told Rotten Tomatoes — a natural reaction to hearing the full story of Dee Dee and Gypsy Blanchard.The Story(Photo by Brownie Harris/Hulu)On the surface, Dee Dee (played in The Act by Patricia Arquette) seemed to be a devoted mother caring for her incredibly sick daughter, Gypsy (Joey King). In reality, it turns out that Dee Dee suffered from Munchausen by proxy and forced her daughter to shave her head, use a wheelchair, and undergo unnecessary medical treatment. Eventually, Gypsy (and her secret online boyfriend) killed Dee Dee.Channel Zero creator Nick Antosca, who created the series alongside Dean, said of the many questions he had after reading Dean’s story, there was one that was most important to answer when turning the saga into a scripted drama.“How does this happen in real life? The important thing for me to explore in working on the show was what was that experience like,” Antosca told Rotten Tomatoes. “What was it like for Gypsy to live in that house for all those years, and participate in the deception that has so many layers? It s such a complicated experience, and that was the most important thing to dig into for me. And, also, to be accurate about what happened: the fact that she underwent all these medical procedures, that she had her teeth extracted, she had this feeding tube, that it was medical abuse on a day-to-day basis. It was important that we portray the truth of what happened to her.”The Show(Photo by CZ Post/Hulu)Antosca came to the project from the horror world, having created Syfy’s horror anthology Channel Zero and written several episodes of Hannibal.“My experience is in horror, but it s always human horror, and that s what I m interested in: human horror, psychological horror,” he said. “I don t feel like I was playing in a completely different sandbox here than I was with Channel Zero or Hannibal, because great horror always puts character and psychology first. And The Act, on some level, is a profound psychological horror story.”It’s also grounded thanks to Dean’s extensive research on Dee Dee and Gypsy’s lives and medical records that became her thorough 8,500-plus word article. Since the facts are so well-documented, the story isn’t treated as a mystery, but rather more of a character study.“The story is so widely read that this show can t be a mystery in a traditional sense,” he said. “Not whodunit. It s more existential than that. It s how could this happen, and what was it like to live through that? As a storyteller, and as a viewer, and as a reader of an article, that s what is really interesting to me and compelling to me.”The Characters(Photo by CZ Post/Hulu)Arquette and King portray the mother and daughter at the center of the story, and both underwent serious physical transformations for the role (including King shaving her head).“For Dee Dee, we needed somebody who obviously had incredible range, but also who could be very grounded and human while playing this woman who did monstrous things,” Antosca said. “So we didn t want her to worry about being likable, but she had to have an inherent humanity.”Sevigny plays Dee Dee and Gypsy’s neighbor, Mel, an amalgam of several real-life neighbors.“The challenge was that truth is stranger than fiction, and this story, there s so much there,” she said. “That s why it was exciting that we got to do eight hours of a deep delve into these characters and these people s relationships.”Sevigny had to make her character as relatable as possible, especially in the middle of such an unbelievable story.“When you think about Chloe s roles, they re so diverse. From Kids to Zodiac, she plays so many different kinds of people,” Antosca said. “We felt like for the neighbors — when you hear this story, you go, ‘How could people have been fooled? How were they so dumb?’ And the fact is that they weren t [dumb]. They were just regular people like you and me, and if our neighbor said ‘My daughter s sick and she s in a wheelchair,’ you wouldn t question it. So it was important that the neighbors, who are basically the audience s surrogates, be real, regular people who are perceptive, and smart, and just trying to live their lives while this deception is going on right under their noses, so that we feel their sense of betrayal once the truth comes out.”Sevigny, who won a Golden Globe for her role in Big Love and makes a case for more trophies here, also drew inspiration from family members in other true-crime documentaries.“I did a whole binge of Making a Murderer when it first started, and I was thinking a lot about the aunts and cousins and different women you would see in some of the footage,” she said. “Just the women in those parts of the country that are so hard-working and can t catch a break and how they re so hardened by their circumstances, and I was trying to infuse Mel with that kind of person that you see in those sorts of documentaries.”The Illness(Photo by Brownie Harris/Hulu)While Gypsy might appear to be the sick one, the truth is that Dee Dee suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, where a caregiver makes up or even causes illness in their ward. It’s a disease that has been portrayed in pop culture before (most recently in 2018’s HBO miniseries Sharp Objects), and it’s something that can quickly turn from relatable quirk to disturbing affliction.Dean found in her research that some scientists believe “there was a spike in Munchausen once the Internet came around and people could look up reams of medical information at home in front of the television,” she told reporters on a Television Critics Association panel about the series in February. “And I think we’ve all had that experience where you’re having an ache or a pain and you go on WebMD and you think, ‘Oh, I have cancer.’”And the way Munchausen moms in particular suffer from the illness means that there’s also still that natural instinct to protect and care for their child, and sometimes their lies take over what they rationally should know to be the truth.“In order to be a successful fraudster you usually have to believe the fraud. You fall for it yourself,” Dean said during the panel. “I think actually that’s the answer to the question, Why are people so intrigued by Munchausen? It’s the question of, does the mother really believe that the child is sick or not? And in speaking to Munchausen experts, we learned they don’t know the answer to that question either.”But why is pop culture so interested in Munchausen by proxy now?“I think it s part of our ongoing fascination with motherhood, what a mother should be. The mother as a monster sometimes,” Antosca told Rotten Tomatoes. “And I think it s a role that incredibly complicated to explore. We all have interesting and complicated relationships with our mothers. Every mother makes mistakes, and does the wrong thing out of love sometimes, and this is such an extreme example of that. I think it s universally fascinating.”The FutureThe Act was ordered at Hulu as an anthology series, but Antosca said he isn’t necessarily sure he has the right idea for another season just yet.“Honestly, I pursued this show and wanted to make this show because of Dee Dee and Gypsy s story. If we do another season, it would have to be another really complex human relationship. I m not interested in doing a story about a murder, or about a crime. It has to be about the people behind the crime,” he said. “So I would love to do another season. I don t know what it is yet. I m completely focused on the first one now. We re still editing the last couple episodes, but if we did another season, it would have to be about regular people in America searching for the American dream and going to a very dark place because of it.”Sevigny has moved between film and television for nearly her entire career, and she’s planning to continue doing that. In 2019, she appears in Netflix series Russian Doll in addition to The Act, as well as several feature films, including Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die with Adam Driver and Tilda Swinton — “It s a zombie comedy. Also Selena Gomez is in it,” she said. She also submitted a short she directed to Cannes, and is currently filming Queen and Slim, directed by Melina Matsoukas and written by Lena Waithe and James Frey.“I love making movies, and I hope forever to make movies,” she said. “It s nice, though, that there s so much challenging work being made for TV and I hope to continue to work on great projects like I have been. I like cruising between the two. And also directing. I ve directed a few shorts now and am hopefully going to develop a feature this year.”Hulu releases new episodes of The Act every Wednesday.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
OK, fanboys, we’re getting ready to dodge and duck and block your furious comments as we pit favorites Christopher Nolan and David Fincher against each other in our second director-focused episode of VS. Who is the better mind-bending auteur: The man who delivered the big WTFs with Memento and redefined the superhero movie with the Dark Knight Trilogy? Or the man who laid Mark Zuckerberg out on the table in one of the smartest and most enjoyable dramas of the last 20 years – and also gave us the iconic Fight Club? We’re comparing their performance on the Tomatometer and at the box office, and looking at their characters and biggest moments to decide who comes out on top of the modern directors’ heap.Of course, if you don t agree with our choice of winner, let us have it in the comments.Thumbnail images by ©20th Century Fox Film Corp., Stephen Vaughan/©Warner Bros courtesy Everett Collection
(Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)The 72nd Cannes Film Festival is in the books and though Quentin Tarantino s Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) 85% was the toast of the Riviera, the Pulp Fiction director was shut out from all of the final night s major awards. This year s jury was led by the Jury President and Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu and included actress Elle Fanning (Teen Spirit), and directors Pawel Pawęska (Cold War) and Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite); the group picked a surprising selection of varied work from famed directors and dynamic newcomers.Most of the night s prizes were given to films that championed the poor, marginalized, and unsung, including Snowpiercer and Okja director Bong Joon-ho s Parasite (2019) 98%, which took home the festival s biggest prize, the Palme d Or. French actress turned director Mati Diop continued to make history as the first Black female director to take home the Grand Prix, the festival s second most prestigious prize, for her debut film Atlantics (2019) 95%. (Diop already made history by being the first Black woman to compete for the Palme d Or in the festival s 72-year history.) You can read the full list of winners of the Competition section below, and if you re curious about what films debuted at the festival, and how they fared on the Tomatometer, check out our Cannes Scorecard.Palme d OrParasite (2019) 98%Grand PrixAtlantics (2019) 95%Jury PrizeNighthawk (2019) 93%,Les misÃ©rables (2019) 88%Best DirectorLuc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, for Young Ahmed (2019) 59%Best ActressEmily Beecham for Little Joe (2019) 67%Best ActorAntonio Banderas for Pain and Glory (2019) 96%Best ScreenplayCéline Sciamma for Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) 98%Special MentionElia Suleiman for It Must Be Heaven (2019) 96%Agustina San Monstruo DiosLike this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
This Week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as the remakes of Lilo Stitch, The Scorpion King, and Short Circuit.This WEEK S TOP STORYCRAZY RICH ASIANS DIRECTOR JOHN M. CHU TO HELM LIVE-ACTION LILO STITCH(Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection, (c)Walt Disney courtesy Everett Collection)Earlier this year (just a few months after Disney+ launched), the news broke that Disney s live-action remake of the 2002 animated hit Lilo Stitch ( Certified Fresh at 86%), which was first announced two years ago in 2018, was being developed as a Disney+ movie (a la Lady and the Tramp). Well, it appears that it might be considered for for a theatrical release after all. That s because the latest news on the remake is that Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, Now You See Me 2) is now in talks with Walt Disney Pictures to direct the live-action Lilo Stitch. We should note immediately that the remake is more appropriately called a live-action/CGI hybrid, since Stitch (and the other alien characters) will almost certainly be computer-animated, while Lilo and her Hawaiian friends and family will be played by live-action talent. Jon M. Chu s next film as director will be the adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda s In the Heights, which is now scheduled for release on June 18, 2021 after being pushed back almost a full year by the COVID-19 pandemic.Other Top Headlines1. JEFF NICHOLS TO DIRECT A QUIET PLACE SPINOFF(Photo by Ben Rothstein/©Warner Bros.)If the COVID-19 pandemic had never happened, A Quiet Place Part II would have come out eight months ago (March 20, 2020) as of next Friday. Around that time, John Krasinski was quoted online as saying he had an idea for a third Quiet Place movie, but before that ever happens, it sounds like we re going to get something different in the form of a spinoff that expands the franchise s cinematic universe instead. Granted, this spinoff is also based on a story idea by John Krasinski, so it s quite possible that it s the same idea he talked about back in March. The third film is expected to expand the post-apocalyptic world in which human survivors are stalked by monsters with super-sensitive hearing. Krasinski directed the first two movies (and appeared in both along with his wife Emily Blunt), but the third film will be directed by Jeff Nichols, marking the first time he s worked on a franchise film after several of his own projects, including Mud (Certified Fresh at 97%), Midnight Special (Certified Fresh at 84%), and Loving (Certified Fresh at 89%). Paramount Pictures is reportedly aiming to release the third Quiet Place movie sometime in 2022. A Quiet Place Part II, starring Blunt, Cillian Murphy, and Djimon Hounsou, is currently scheduled for April 23, 2021, which is over a year after the sequel s original release date. Although no casting has been announced yet for this third Quiet Place, it s worth noting that Michael Shannon has starred (Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Midnight Special) or co-starred in every one of Jeff Nichols films so far, so it s reasonable to assume we might see him hiding from monsters soon, too.2. THIS WEEK IN CHRIS PRATT: THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER AND SAIGON BODYGUARDS(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)Chris Pratt wrapped filming this week on Jurassic World: Dominion (6/10/2022), and his name is already attached to two new movies. The higher profile project of the two is also the least surprising, especially for anyone who saw Avengers: Endgame, which ended with Chris Hemsworth s Thor going off into space with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Having said that, it s still of interest that Pratt will indeed be reuniting with another of Marvel s Chrises namely Hemsworth for Thor: Love and Thunder (2/11/2021). Perhaps the real news here is that we re only hearing about Chris Pratt, and not, say, Dave Bautista (Drax), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), and Karen Gillan (Nebula). In related news, James Gunn confirmed this week that he has finished the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 screenplay. Meanwhile, Pratt also signed on this week with Universal Pictures (the studio behind the Jurassic franchise) to co-star in Saigon Bodyguards (with Wolf Warrior star Wu Jing), which will be a remake of the 2016 Vietnamese action comedy of the same title, and which will be co-produced by frequent Marvel directors Joe and Anthony Russo.3. MADS MIKKELSEN MAY REPLACE JOHNNY DEPP IN FANTASTIC BEASTS 3(Photo by Jonathan Olley/©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)In last week s Weekly Ketchup, we linked to a Collider piece that speculated about nine actors who could possibly replace Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming sequel Fantastic Beasts 3 (due out in theaters on July 15, 2022). Well, it would appear Collider was on the right track with one of their choices, as Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen is indeed reportedly now in talks to take over as Grindelwald in the sequel. Mikkelsen has been very prolific over the last decade or so, but most fans probably know him best either as the milky-eyed villain Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, Jyn Erso s dad in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, or the TV version of serial killer Hannibal Lecter. Filming of Fantastic Beasts 3 had already begun in London in September, so the role switch will necessitate some reshoots (Depp reportedly only shot one scene), which is presumably part of why the release date has been moved back from November 21, 2021 to July 15, 2022 (that, and the COVID-19 pandemic, probably). As for the why behind Depp s departure from the sequel, you can read more about that right here, and also in this piece, in which it s revealed that Johnny Depp will still receive his full salary as part of the deal for him to drop out.4. OPRAH WINFREY AND BRAD PITT TEAMING UP FOR TA-NEHISI COATES ADAPTATION (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)Ta-Nehisi Coates is a multiple award-winning journalist-turned-author who has received a Genius Grant from the MacArthur Foundation, has worked for Marvel Comics on both Black Panther and Captain America, and whose first novel The Water Dancer was published last year. Now, Oprah Winfrey s Harpo Films and Brad Pitt s Plan B production companies are teaming with MGM for a film adaptation of The Water Dancer, which will be adapted from Coates own screenplay. Combining elements of magic realism, The Water Dancer tells the story of a pre-Civil-War slave who discovers he has a superpower he calls conduction that allows him to travel great distances, which he then uses as a member of the Underground Railroad. No director has been announced yet, but the wording of the Hollywood Reporter piece suggests that the job could go to producer Kamilah Forbes, who theatrically directed Coates Between the World and Me.5. BLACK PANTHER STAR DANAI GURIRA TO PLAY THE FIGHTING SHIRLEY CHISHOLM (Photo by Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)Back when Stephen Colbert played a political blowhard named Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report, one of his running gags in his Better Know a District segment was to always use the word Fighting (as in Wisconsin s Fighting Fifth District ). Colbert hardly invented that usage, but it was still so well used by him that it s one of the jokes that still resonates years later. In that spirit, one has to wonder if, in the near future, when Danai Gurira (Black Panther, The Walking Dead) inevitably appears on Colbert s CBS show to promote The Fighting Shirley Chisholm, he might bring back that exclamation. As the title suggests, Gurira will portray New York congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, who made history in 1968 as the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress, and in 1972 became the first African American candidate to run for a major party s nomination for President of the United States. It should be noted that this film will not be a traditional biopic, but will instead be a drama set specifically during Chisholm s 1972 run for president. Chisholm was also one of the lead characters in this year s Mrs. America mini-series, and the subject of the documentary Chisholm 72. Danai Gurira is taking over the role for Viola Davis, who had previously been attached to star.6. AIN T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH FOR SELENA GOMEZ (Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Singer and actress Selena Gomez has had a series of health issues over the last several years, including lupus and a kidney transplant, and for her newest film project, she will be taking on the story of a woman who similarly faced physical challenges. Selena Gomez is now attached to star as Peruvian mountaineer Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, who became the first Peruvian woman to summit Mount Everest and the first openly gay woman to complete the Seven Summits, a challenge to climb the highest mountain on each continent. The project is titled In the Shadow of the Mountain, and it will be directed by Elgin James (Little Birds, Mayans M.C.), who will also adapt the screenplay.7. BELOVED 1980S ROBOT COMEDY SHORT CIRCUIT TO GET LATINX REMAKE (Photo by (c)TriStar Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)The movies of the 1980s are routinely held in high regard, sometimes out of pure nostalgia, but let s be real here for a moment: not all of these films have aged especially well. Consider, for example, the 1986 science fiction comedy Short Circuit (Rotten at 59%), which is ostensibly a light-hearted adventure about a sweet robot named Johnny-5 until you remember that the film also featured Fisher Stevens in brown-face pretending to be an Indian scientist (something Aziz Ansari later talked to Stevens about). That said, Hollywood may soon get the chance to do the Short Circuit concept justice without the implied squirms that come from cultural appropriation, because Spyglass Media Group is now developing a Latinx remake of the film. The remake will be adapted by the writing team of Eduardo Cisneros (co-writer of Eugenio Derbez s Instructions Not Included, Rotten at 57%) and producer-turned-screenwriter Jason Shuman. It s not yet known what a Latinx remake of Short Circuit exactly means, or who will star in it, but one has to guess that given their connections, Eugenio Derbez may be one of the possible stars.8. JAKE GYLLENHAAL TO DRIVE MICHAEL BAY S AMBULANCE REMAKE (Photo by Anne Marie Fox/TM & ©Copyright Fox Searchlight)After spending much of the last decade working on various Transformers movies, Michael Bay made the transition last year to Netflix with 6 Underground (Rotten at 36%), and recently, we learned that his next film is likely to be a remake of the 2005 Danish thriller Ambulancen (which is easily discernable as Danish for Ambulance). New projects get announced all the time, some of which we never hear of again, but Ambulance very quickly made its next step through development this week as Jake Gyllenhaal is now in talks to star in Bay s Ambulance remake, which Univeral Pictures is also reportedly also in talks to distribute. The premise is reportedly being kept under wraps (which is a bit funny, considering the film is a remake), but it is being compared to the great action thrillers of the ’90s like Speed and Bay’s Bad Boys. 9. DWAYNE JOHNSON DEVELOPING A SCORPION KING REBOOT(Photo by (c)Universal courtesy Everett Collection)After five movies (six, if you include The Mummy Returns, Rotten at 47%), Universal Pictures is now developing a reboot of The Scorpion King, the mythological warrior-king who started as a Mummy spinoff. Dwayne Johnson didn t star as The Scorpion King in any of the sequels three different actors did: Michael Copon, Victor Webster, and Zach McGowan but his Seven Bucks Productions is partnering with Universal Pictures on this reboot. Universal is looking for a new actor to take over the title role, and the reboot is also not expected to tie into The Mummy in the way the character originally did in The Mummy Returns. It s also not yet known if Dwayne Johnson might join for a role other than that of The Scorpion King (maybe he could be the Brendan Fraser this time around?). The Mummy Returns was Dwayne Johnson s feature film acting debut, which is reportedly why he loves The Scorpion King so much, and is shepherding this remake. Although little is known about the new film at this point, one detail that has already been revealed is that, rather than being an adventure set in ancient times, the reboot will move the setting to modern times, which actually makes it more like Tom Cruise s The Mummy (Rotten at 16%) than the three Brendan Fraser movies, which were set in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, respectively. For the Scorpion King reboot, Universal Pictures has hired screenwriter Jonathan Herman, who received an Academy Award nomination for Universal s Straight Outta Compton (Certified Fresh at 89%), and who also worked with Universal on next year s F9 and the studio s upcoming remakes of Fear (Rotten at 46%) and Scarface (Certified Fresh at 82% ).On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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.
This week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering new titles like The Bodyguard, Wonka, and a whopping seven Marvel movies.This WEEK S TOP STORYMARVEL NOW HAS SEVEN MOVIES SCHEDULED FOR 2023 AND 2024(Photo by ©Marvel Studios)Marvel fans continue to wait patiently (and sometimes, not so patiently) for official word about when Marvel Studios will finally start releasing Fantastic Four and X-Men movies after the rights to do so transitioned to Marvel following the Disney/Fox deal in 2019. We still don t have specific deals for any of those movies, but there are now so many mystery movies on Marvel s slate that fair money suggests they might be coming soon. That s because Marvel announced four release dates in 2024 for untitled mystery movies this week, on February 16th, May 3rd, July 26th, and November 8th. Those four movies, whatever they are, join another three mystery films scheduled for 2023 on July 28th, October 6th, and November 10th. Of those seven movies, there are a few known feature films that we can guess might be included (that don t have dates yet), such as Blade, Captain America 4 (starring Anthony Mackie), Deadpool 3, and Fantastic Four. The first X-Men movie could also be among those seven, and that would still leave two more slots for something else (perhaps New Avengers or Shang-Chi 2). Whatever these seven movies are, they will be coming out after Eternals (11/5/2021), Spider-Man: No Way Home (12/17/2021), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (3/25/2022), Thor: Love and Thunder (5/6/2022), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (7/8/2022), The Marvels (11/11/2022), Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2/17/2023), and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (5/5/2023). You can read here for a full breakdown of everything coming in the MCU, as well as key details for each project.Other Top Headlines1. CHRISTOPHER NOLAN TAKES HIS TALENTS TO UNIVERSAL FOR HIS ATOMIC BOMB MOVIE(Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon/Paramount Pictures)Not counting his first two feature films (Following and Memento), Christopher Nolan has spent the majority of his career directing films for Warner Bros., including three Batman movies and, most recently, Dunkirk and Tenet. It was over Tenet that Nolan had a falling out with Warner Bros. that included Nolan referring to HBO Max as the worst streaming service. It was in that light that the news broke last week that Nolan was in the process of shopping around his next film, a drama about atomic bomb innovator J. Robert Oppenheimer. That search came to a quick end this week with the news that Nolan landed the project at Universal Pictures with an eye towards filming starting as soon as the first quarter of 2022. The deal between Nolan and Universal came with several stipulations, including a 0 million budget, a 100-day theatrical window (in a time when most movies are only getting 30 or 45 days, or none at all), 20 percent of the first dollar gross, and a blackout period of three weeks before and after during which Universal will not release another film. (And as this article implies, Nolan presumably won t be disparaging Peacock anytime soon.)2. DISNEY COMMITS TO THEATERS FOR ETERNALS, ENCANTO, WEST SIDE STORY AND OTHERS (Photo by Marvel Studios)As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a dampening effect on theatrical box office, one strategy studios attempted this year (most notably by Warner Bros./HBO Max and Disney/Disney+) was to debut their films day and date both theatrically and on streaming. Over the Labor Day weekend, Disney attempted a different approach with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and the result was a record-breaking million. Apparently based on that success (relative to the impact of COVID-19) and, presumably, to avoid any other potential Scarlett Johansson situations Walt Disney Pictures confirmed this week that several of their upcoming 2021 films will be released exclusively in theaters for either 45 or 30 days. The animated musical Encanto (11/24/2021) will have a 30 day window, while most of the others, including The Last Duel (10/15/2021), Ron s Gone Wrong (10/22/2021), Marvel s Eternals (11/5/2021), Steven Spielberg s West Side Story (12/10/2021), and the spy prequel The King s Man (12/22/2021) will all have 45 day exclusive windows before going to streaming.3. KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY JOINS TIMOTHEE CHALAMET S WONKA PREQUEL (Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon/©Netflix)We re still a month away from Dune (Fresh at 88%) being released (in the USA), but star Timothée Chalamet is already preparing to star in another big budget movie for Warner Bros. After years of speculation, Chalamet was ultimately the actor who landed the lead role in Wonka, the prequel about the earlier life of Willy Wonka from Roald Dahl s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This week, Jordan Peele s comedy partner Keegan-Michael Key became the prequel s second cast member, though we don t know what role he will play (certainly not an Oompa-Loompa). Wonka will be directed by Paul King, who is coming to the prequel with impressive critical acclaim following his work on both Paddington (Certified Fresh at 97%) and Paddington 2 (Certified Fresh at 99%). Warner Bros. has scheduled Wonka for release on St. Patrick s Day, March 17, 2023.4. WILDWOOD TO BE NEXT STOP-MOTION ANIMATED FILM FROM LAIKA(Photo by Laika Studios)It generally takes years for a movie to be developed and produced, but it s especially lengthy, on average, with animation. Consider, for example, the news back in 2011 that LAIKA, the stop-motion company behind movies like Coraline (Certified Fresh at 90%) and Kubo and the Two Strings (Certified Fresh at 97%), was developing a movie called Wildwood. To put things in perspective, in 2011, Coraline was the company s only released film, preceding ParaNorman in 2012, The Boxtrolls in 2014, Kubo and the Two Strings in 2016, and Missing Link in 2019. Wildwood was finally confirmed this week as being LAIKA s next stop-motion film, with company co-founder Travis Knight directing (after taking a detour to direct Bumblebee, Certified Fresh at 90%). The Hansel Gretel-reminiscent film will be an adaptation of the first book in the Wildwood fantasy children s novel series by Colin Meloy, who is also the lead singer of the indie band The Decemberists.5. TONY-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT REMAKING WHITNEY HOUSTON S THE BODYGUARD(Photo by Warner Bros. courtesy Everett Collection)Naomi Ackie, who played Jannah in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, will soon star as pop star Whitney Houston in the biopic I Wanna Dance with Somebody (12/23/2022), which could lead to a resurgence in fan interest in her music and legacy. Houston s biggest starring role in a movie was 1992 s The Bodyguard (Rotten at 32%) (opposite Kevin Costner as the title character), and a remake has been in development at Warner Bros. since 2011. The remake got a new shot of creativity this week as the Tony-winning playwright Matthew Lopez (The Inheritance) has come aboard to start a new rewrite draft. According to Variety, some of the pairings that have been considered for the remake include Thor: Ragnarok stars Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth, and Cardi B and Channing Tatum. Another possibility might be Lizzo, who took to TikTok this week to respond to fans who fancast her in the remake (opposite Chris Pine). Warner Bros. has made no official casting announcements as of yet.6. VEEP CO-STAR SAM RICHARDSON IS CHRIS PRATT S STRANDED ASSET (Photo by Glen Wilson/©Paramount Pictures)Sam Richardson is an actor who joined HBO s Veep in season 3 and recently co-starred with Chris Pratt in the Amazon Prime sci-fi action movie The Tomorrow War (Rotten at 52%) and the video game adaptation Werewolves Within (Certified Fresh at 86%). Now, Richardson is signed to star in an action comedy called Stranded Asset for Universal Pictures, which Pratt is producing via his Indivisible Production company. The premise is being kept under wraps, but the title itself suggests something possibly involving an intelligence asset who is stranded somewhere dangerous, but that s just this writer s guess. Stranded Asset was written by screenwriter Jen D Angelo, who also wrote several episodes of Workaholics (Fresh at 86%) and has the sequel Hocus Pocus 2 coming soon on Disney+.7. MARC MARON IS YOUR NEXT LEX LUTHOR (IN DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS)(Photo by Erica Parise/©Netflix)Comedian and podcasting innovator Marc Maron had a supporting role in Joaquin Phoenix s Joker, and now he s getting his own chance to play the archenemy of one of DC s major superheroes. Maron will provide the voice of Lex Luthor in next year s DC League of Super-Pets (5/20/2022), joining an animated voice cast that already includes Dwayne Johnson (Krypto the Super-Dog), Kevin Hart (Ace the Bat-Hound), Keanu Reeves, Vanessa Bayer, Jameela Jamil, John Krasinski, Diego Luna, Natasha Lyonne, and Kate McKinnon. Maron broke the news on his podcast in his latest episode with guest Steve Buscemi.8. TRACY MORGAN JOINS TRIPLETS AS LONG-LOST BROTHER OF DEVITO AND SCHWARZENEGGER(Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)It was nearly ten years ago that we first heard about a sequel to Twins (Rotten at 43%) called Triplets entering development, with both Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger returning and their long-lost third brother to be played by Eddie Murphy. Murphy apparently dropped out some time ago, but the producers have finally found their third Triplets star in another Saturday Night Live alumnus, Tracy Morgan. Triplets will start filming in the Boston area in January, 2022, and the project is currently being shopped around at the Toronto International Film Festival market looking for distribution deals. Twins director Ivan Reitman, whose son Jason Reitman recently directed Ghostbusters: Afterlife (11/19/2021), will also direct Triplets. In related news, Shadowhunters star Dominic Sherwood recently wrapped filming of the direct-to-video Eraser: Reborn, a reboot of the 1996 Arnold Schwarzenegger action movie Eraser (Rotten at 38%).On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News. 手游平台就是把多个游戏厂商的产品集中到一起做成手游app盒子，然后放出下级推广出去，让更多的玩家知道，这个就是手游代理。
“Shang-Chi realizes his father is one of the world’s greatest criminals: How do you process that? How do you deal with that as a child and evolve beyond that?” Shang-Chi is a movie that I think first ended up on a list of “wouldn’t it be great if we could do this as a movie” ideas probably 20 years ago. It’s a great story of a young man that realizes his father is essentially one of the world s greatest super villains, one of the world s greatest criminals: How do you process that? How do you deal with that as a child and how do you evolve beyond that? And the heroism needed to break free of that and grow beyond that. Even in our film, to realize that there are many sides to all stories and that the world s perception of his father and his perception of his father is more complex than perhaps he initially thought. That was a great driving story for us that we wanted to explore someday. Looking for a filmmaker to do it was obviously – as it always is – important. And Destin Daniel Cretton coming in and again, dedicating his talents… He s an amazing filmmaker who does amazing movies that have been on a smaller-budgeted size compared to a big Marvel movie, but coming in and giving his personal vision to this story of this father and son and really this family, was very special. (Photo by Marvel Studios)“Simu came up late in the casting process, when you start to get to that point of maybe it’s not going to happen.” How we could find somebody to play Shang-Chi was Destin’s biggest question when he signed up as director. Our producer. Jonathan Schwartz. and casting director ,Sarah Finn, looked at hundreds of people and Simu [Liu] came up relatively late in the process, when you just start to get to that point of maybe it s not going to happen. Because what you want is everybody in your inner circle – the producers, the filmmakers – to see somebody and look at each other and go, We found this person. This is the one. We hadn t had that on Shang-Chi at this point.Simu came in and Sarah Finn had seen him before and brought him in again and he did a great reading with Destin. He then did a great chemistry read with the Awkwafina, who was gracious enough to do that. And a little bit I was like, Who is this fellow? Let s look them up. (That s what you do nowadays: You look up, who is this guy?) And he did have this infectious personality online in the way he interacted with the world, and with the fandom of his show that he was doing in Canada at the time, and with his sports team that he was a fan of that was doing well when I happened to search him.He’s the real deal. Bringing a new Marvel hero into the fold is never easy, and there is always a lot of pressure on us and I m sure on the actors, but Simu has pulled it off in ways that again, I m very excited for audiences to finally see in September. (Photo by Marvel Studios)“Just because the Iron Man 3 version of the Mandarin wasn t real didn t mean there s not a leader of the Ten Rings organization and that is who we meet for the first time in Shang-Chi.” That subtitle in the Legend of the Ten Rings actually connects it back to the very beginning of the MCU, the Ten Rings being the organization that kidnapped Tony Stark at the very beginning of Iron Man 1. And that organization was inspired by a character called the Mandarin in the comics. And going back to Iron Man 1, we ve been talking about, When do we bring this character to the screen?, and only wanted to do it when we felt we could do it supreme justice and really showcase the complexity of this character, which frankly we couldn t do in an Iron Man movie because an Iron Man movie is about Iron Man. An Iron Man movie is about Tony Stark.Shane Black, in his film [Iron Man 3] and his script that he co-wrote, came up with this fun twist that we love to this day, and [the Mandarin] turned out to be Trevor Slattery. Just because that version wasn t real didn t mean there s not a leader of the Ten Rings organization and that is who we meet for the first time in Shang-Chi. And again, talking about actors making these characters come to life, Tony Leung playing Shang-Chi s father and the leader of the Ten Rings is another pinch-yourself, dream-come-true moment, because he s one of the best actors of our time, and we’re very excited to have him introduced to, I hope, a whole new fan base who might not be aware of his spectacular work that he s done. (Photo by © Marvel Studios, © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)“That is The Abomination fighting Wong in the Shang-Chi trailer.” We just recently released the final trailer for Shang-Chi. Some fans said, ‘This looks like a character they hadn’t seen in many years named The Abomination, fighting a character that looks like Wong. And I can say that the reason it looks like that is because that is Abomination fighting Wong. Yes. And again, [it’s] a fun thing to have a character that we haven t had on screen in over a decade show up again in the MCU. And to see fans on that little tag of the trailer recognize that and embrace that is great fun.”(Photo by © Marvel Studios, © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)In Eternals, “these are 10 new characters coming into the world, which is a very difficult thing to do, and Chloé Zhao embraced that challenge and had a unique viewpoint for every single one of them.”“Chloé Zhao had expressed interest in Marvel many years ago; even when Brad Winderbaum, producer on Black Widow, was looking for a filmmaker, her name came up. She d done a great film called The Rider and she ended up not coming in on that film, I don t believe, and we were very lucky to get Cate Shortland to direct that movie at Scarlett s suggestion. But when we were working on Eternals, our producer Nate Moore was coming up with this pitch to really embrace one of Jack Kirby s greatest creations for Marvel – amongst all of his great creations, but The Eternals, this race of immortal beings who ve been on Earth for millennia, is one of his best. And he asked Chloé to come in and meet and they really just clicked on this notion of a history of humanity and what it means to be human and the viewpoint of that through these characters, The Eternals. And she came in with a pitch that got into visuals, which was beautiful, but more importantly, into these characters. These are 10 new characters [coming] into the world, which is a very difficult thing to do, and she embraced that challenge and had a unique viewpoint for every single one of them. And I m happy to say that from that initial pitch and meeting to near-final version of the film, where we are now, she has both won a handful of Academy Awards in between and delivered on her promise of what The Eternals could be.”(Photo by © Marvel Studios, © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)“Marvel can tell stories as big as the Big Bang and the foundation of the universe itself and the foundation of reality, and tell something as small and moving as Peter Parker s origin story…. That makes Marvel Marvel.”“It was always our hope that Marvel Studios to be able to pull off even a little bit, in a cinematic form, what publishing had been able to do in the comics for 70-plus years. And that is everything from the genius of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko and all of the spectacular artists and writers – they can tell, honestly, stories as big as the Big Bang and the foundation of the universe itself and the foundation of reality, and tell something as small and moving as Peter Parker s origin story or that moment in the Loki series when Tom Hiddleston is watching himself in clips from Endgame. It is so heartbreaking, it is so moving… Well, that show i has space lizards and deals with time itself.It is both that makes Marvel Marvel. It is being able to do the world outside your window on a very personal, emotional level, and come at it from a viewpoint that hopefully makes you think about your place in the grander scheme of reality in the universe. And speaking of Eternals, I ve seen pictures of Jack Kirby at his little drawing desk in his house and I was thinking, the imagination of that man pouring out onto that page! And now the incredible artists led by Chloé doing it in cinematic form is amazing. It s bringing the human imagination to life on a personal level and a cosmic level that makes Marvel, I think, what it is.”(Photo by JoJo Whilden / © Columbia Pictures / © Marvel )“There was a time when it looked like Marvel Studios would not be involved in Spider-Man movies going forward for Sony. It was only a few months, but it was an emotional few months…” There was a time when it looked like Marvel Studios would not be involved in Spider-Man movies going forward for Sony. It was only a few months, but it was an emotional few months for, I think, all of us on all sides – and a very public few months, for whatever reason. But yes, I always want to look at the bright side and the bright side was: We got to make two great Spider-Man movies with Amy Pascal and Jon Watts, Tom Rothman, and Tom Holland. And I was very proud of that and very happy at that. Of course [I] wanted it to continue, but always want to be happy with what we have instead of upset with what we don t. Luckily, Tom Rothman and Bob Iger and Alan Horn and Alan Bergman and Tom Holland himself all realized, Wouldn t it just be more fun if we just kept doing it? Let s not get business or politics in the way. Because the deal always started with Amy Pascal and I having nothing to do with numbers or contracts or politics. It had to do with story and a love of Spider-Man and Peter Parker and the Marvel universe. And it thankfully has continued like that. And that s where we find ourselves now. (Photo by © Columbia Pictures)On Venom Joining the MCU: “I wouldn’t dismiss anything.”“I don t want to obviously talk about rumors or speculation on what could happen and what couldn t happen as it relates to any characters that Marvel Studios hasn t brought to the screen yet. But I will say what I ve always said, which is having been with Marvel for 20 years I wouldn t dismiss anything. I wouldn t rule anything out completely. When and how and where remains to be seen. Any rumor that you read online could happen anytime between tomorrow and never.”(Photo by Jay Maidment/©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)“It s just exciting to get to see Sam Raimi put his Sam Raimi stamp on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse on Madness.”“I spoke earlier about how everything we do in Marvel Studios is from the point of view of the audience – how do we make the audience feel one way or how do we evoke an emotion out of an audience? I really feel like I learned that from watching Sam Raimi on the Spider-Man movies, where I was just very lucky to be there working for the former head of Marvel Studios, Avi Arad, and just watching: Watching Avi, watching Laura Ziskin, the producer of that, watching Amy Pascal, who ran the studio at the time, and particularly Sam Raimi put those movies together. Now being in a position that Sam is back in the Marvel Universe and working for us on Doctor Strange, which, aside from Spider-man – both Steve Ditko co-creations – was one of his favorite characters, is really quite remarkable and full-circle for me personally from my journey at Marvel.But really, it s just exciting to get to watch Sam work again and to see Sam Raimi put his Sam Raimi stamp on Doctor Strange in Multiverse on Madness. And for people who know what that stamp is, they can be very excited. And for people who don t yet know what that stamp is, I can t wait for them to see this movie, be blown away by it and go, ‘What else has he done?’ And delve into Sam Raimi s filmography, which is one of the best of all time.”(Photo by © Marvel Studios)“The discussions essentially came down to continuing the legacy of Wakanda and continuing with that storyline in a very meaningful, respectful, and yet still hopeful and fun and exciting way, which was difficult after losing Chad.”“The death of Chad [Boseman] had hit all of us extremely hard – and at the same time as it hit the world, because we didn t know either. And there were all sorts of questions, and our first thought for many weeks afterwards had nothing to do with the movie, it had to do with him and his family and his wife and his legacy. And really we were looking to Ryan Coogler for guidance – as one frankly always should about almost everything in life, I d recommend following Ryan Coogler for guidance. The discussions essentially came down to continuing the legacy of Wakanda and continuing with that storyline in a very meaningful, respectful, and yet still hopeful and fun and exciting way, which was difficult after losing Chad. And I will say that Ryan and our producer, Nate Moore, and the entire cast, and our co-writer Joe Robert Cole, have done some remarkable things in the story and the draft. The team is assembling once again and cameras roll in the not-too-distant future on that. And it will be extremely emotional across the board, but I think they have something very special in mind.”(Photo by Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Phase Four was always about continuing in new ways and new beginnings; even with films that seemingly are concluding storylines there are new beginnings within them. The definition of phases often evolve with the phase, and often I leave it up to amazing writers and journalists to decide; that s for the film historians to tell us what the phases were about. Truthfully, Phase Four was always about continuing in new ways and new beginnings; even with films that seemingly are concluding storylines there are new beginnings within them. That’s what was most exciting to us about the opportunity to make shows for Disney+, about all of us in Marvel Studios choosing to continue past Endgame and past Far From Home and leaving the Infinity Saga behind to a new beginning. That I think is what people will be looking at Phase Four, I hope, as having accomplished. But, we re in the middle of it now, so it remains to be seen. We don t take our foot off the gas, we don t take anything for granted, and we all work extremely hard to deliver. Black Widow is in theaters and available on Disney+ via Premier Access. Loki is currently streaming on Disney+; the season finale will be available Wednesday July 14, 2021.(Check out part one of our interview with Kevin Feige about Phase Four, in which he breaks down Endgame, WandaVision, Loki, Black Widow, and more.)On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
九游会手机版app Origin: Mexican FolkloreMemorable Adaptations: Mama, The Curse of La LloronaAt some point in every mythology, there s a tale of female, particularly maternal, vengeance think Dionysus or Medea (the Greek myth, not the Tyler Perry version). Even the original Friday the 13th can be traced back to a mother scorned. In The Curse of La Llorona, a mother drowns her children in a jealous rage to seek revenge on her cheating husband. Reckoning with what she did, she commits suicide, only to be denied entry to the afterlife, cursed to roam the earth weeping, drowning children, and tormenting mothers for all her days. It s a true word-of-mouth legend, unable to be traced back to any known story or event, and director Michael Chaves told us, It can be difficult to manage the nuances of it being an oral tradition. It s hard to pin down what is the right version. So you [go] through all of it to find [the] core experience that so many people grew up on, [what was] told to them as kids. That s what we wanted to bring on screen.