另一方面，对于中国以及东南亚和拉美地区的部分国家的很多玩家来说，手机可能还是他们唯一的游戏平台，所以手游是他们在当前阶段了解和体验知名IP的主要形式。 Also in the crossover: the DC Comics character Harbinger, who will be played on screen by Arrow’s Audrey Marie Anderson. Check her super-suit out below.Years in the making, here’s the first look of Audrey Marie Anderson’s crossover character, Harbinger!Photo Credit: Jordon Nuttall pic.twitter.com/4kEv140vYj The CW PR (@TheCW_PR) October 2, 2019Another Star Wars Character Could Join Obi Wan in Disney+ SeriesCaught up with Joel Edgerton today (check out THE KING! I really enjoyed). I have almost no doubt based on his coy evasiveness that he will be in the Obi Wan Disney+ series. I’ve seen many an actor playfully evade. I’m placing a big bet that Owen will be back. Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) October 1, 2019The upcoming Obi Wan Kenobi Disney+ series could see another face familiar to the Star Wars universe: Joel Edgerton. When asked whether he could reprise his role as Owen Lars, the adoptive father of baby Luke Skywalker first introduced in Attack of the Clones and who was entrusted with baby Luke after Padme’s death in Revenge of the Sith, Egerton was “coy.”“Evasiveness definitely feels like a confirmation by default, or at least a hint that Edgerton has at least been in talks with Lucasfilm and Disney,” /Film speculated. But, as the site also reminded eager fans, the news is far from official: “Take all that with a grain of salt, of course.”DC Universe Wants Your Reality Show Ideas(Photo by DC Entertainment; Steve Wilkie / 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)The newest show on DC Universe could come from none other than — you! The streaming service’s DCYou Unscripted project is seeking entries from now until November 18. If you’re over 18 and a U.S. resident, apply to the Ideas Unlisted network to submit your unscripted or reality video series ideas — game shows, game play, hot food, and hot takes are all fair game, according to the official rules. The top 10 entrants will be flown to Los Angeles to “spend a day with industry professionals to refine their concepts and have the chance to pitch…in-person to a panel of DC executives and entertainment luminaries.”The top three ideas will be turned into unscripted pilots, and the winning idea will be turned into a DC Universe unscripted series.“The DC Universe mission is to create a place for fans to dive deeper and express their fandom and this is a continuation of that aim, DC Universe SVP and General Manager Sam Ades said in a statement. As we head into our second year we re excited about this new initiative – empowering fans to bring their unique and diverse voices to DC Universe in this very ambitious way.”How to Get to Sesame Street? On HBO Max(Photo by HBO)Beginning in 2020, Sesame Street will have another new home. The legendary children’s series will debut on HBO Max before eventually airing for free on PBS Kids. While the series will continue to air on HBO through its 50th season, five new 35-episode seasons, plus annual specials and spin-offs will debut on the yet-to-launch streaming service. HBO Max will also house selected episodes from Sesame Workshop’s historic 50-year library.RELATED: Everything We Know About HBO Max Streaming ServiceCasting News: National Geographic s Queen of Soul(Photo by Eli Winston/Everett Collection)Cynthia Erivo is headlining the third season of National Geographic’s anthology Genius. The Emmy-, Grammy-, and Tony-winning actress will play Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in the series, which will begin filming this fall and premiere in the spring of 2020. The first two seasons focused on Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, respectively.Starring alongside Alexander Skarsgård in CBS All Access’ Stephen King adaptation The Stand is Nat Wolff, who will play petty criminal Lloyd Henreid, who “becomes fiercely loyal” to Skarsgård’s Dark Man, per Deadline.Winston Duke will star in the Apple TV+ basketball drama Swagger as a former star player and current youth basketball coach. It’s based on the youth basketball experiences of NBA champion Kevin Durant, who also serves as an executive producer on the series.Rachel Maddow let the bat out of the bag: She s DC Comics character Vesper Fairchild, a radio and TV commentator (and former Batman flame) in The CW s new series Batwoman, starring Ruby Rose. The role is voice only — for now.I know no one s going to believe this is true, but it s true.I m Vesper Fairchild in the new Batwoman TV show that starts this Sunday night on The CW.(My character is soooo not me; turns out playing her is one of the most fun things I ve ever done).https://t.co/LP8PauXvUL Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) October 4, 2019Jesse Williams will play a wealthy Wall Street businessman in Hulu’s upcoming adaptation Little Fires Everywhere, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.Sonoya Mizuno, who will next be seen in FX’s Alex Garland drama Devs, has booked another TV role: She’ll star opposite Kaley Cuoco in the HBO Max thriller series The Flight Attendant. When Cuoco’s Cassie wakes up win the wrong hotel in bed with a dead man, she has to figure out what’s happening to her. Mizuno will play “savvy and potentially dangerous businesswoman” Miranda, whom Cassie meets in Bangkok.Netflix unveiled the cast of upcoming fantasy series Shadow and Bone, based on Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse novels and companion works: Westworld s Ben Barnes as General Kirigan — aka the Darkling — newcomer Jessie Mei Li as protagonist Alina Starkov, and Archie Renaux as Aline’s childhood friend Malyen Oretsev. Freddy Carter, Amita Suman, and Kit Young will play characters from the Shadow and Bone spin-off series Six of Crows: Kaz Brekker, Inej, and Jesper Fahey, respectively. Additionally, Sujaya Dasguptato will recur as Zoya Nazyalensky, as will Danielle Galligan as Nina Zenik, Daisy Head as Genya Safin, and Simon Sears as Ivan.#ShadowAndBone — based on @LBardugo s Shadow and Bone and Six of Crow novels — has found its cast: Ben Barnes as General Kirigan, Freddy Carter as Kaz Brekker, Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov, Archie Renaux as Malyen Oretsev, Amita Suman as Inej, and Kit Young as Jesper Fahey. pic.twitter.com/4Y79wWleMl See What s Next (@seewhatsnext) October 2, 2019RELATED: Upcoming TV Fantasy Series That Could Be the Next Game of ThronesJoel McHale is joining the final season of Will Grace as Phil, a “handsome and charming” potential love interest for Karen when the series premieres in 2020.The Affair star Julia Goldani Telles will lead the upcoming third season of Starz’ anthology series The Girlfriend Experience. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she’ll play a young neuroscientist in the London tech scene who gets wrapped up in the relationships she creates.Short-form streaming service Quibi’s new horror anthology series, 50 States of Fright, will star Rachel Brosnahan, Travis Fimmel, Christina Ricci, Ming-Na Wen, Taissa Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, Jacob Batalon, John Marshall Jones, and Ron Livingston. The series explores stories based on urban legends.Broadway veteran Bernadette Peters will play the mother figure to one of the main characters in Riverdale spin-off Katy Keene. Set to debut at midseason, the CW drama will follow the titular character, an aspiring fashion designer played by Lucy Hale, and her friends (including Riverdale’s Josie) as they try to make it in New York City. Peters will play Ms. Freesia, the “eccentrically elegant surrogate mother and mentor” of Katy’s pal Pepper Smith (Julia Chan).Development Update: Starz Adapts an Indie, Cobra Kai Creators New ShowShowtime’s Rita pilot has attached another big name: Lisa Cholodenko is set to executive produce and direct the first installment of the hour-long dramedy, which is an adaptation of the Danish series of the same name and will star Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey in her first post-Thrones project. The potential series follows a messy, unfiltered single mother and teacher.Starz is working on an adaptation of the 2018 indie movie Blindspotting, written by original screenwriters and stars Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, and set to star original star Jasmine Cephas Jones. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the potential series would a half-hour dramedy centered on Ashley (Jones), who was nipping at the heels of a middle-class life in Oakland, California, when Miles (Casal), her longtime partner and father of their son, was suddenly put in jail. The show would pick up with her navigating a chaotic and humorous existential crisis after moving in with Miles mother and half-sister.”TBS has ordered Obliterated, a new one-hour show from the creators of Cobra Kai, straight to series. The 10-episode action dramedy focuses on “an elite special forces team who is tracking a deadly terrorist network” targeting Las Vegas. They deactivate a bomb and a debaucherous end-of-mission party ensues — only to then discover that the bomb was a decoy and their mission is far from over.Schitt’s Creek has a new home: on Fox-owned television stations around the country — the half-hour sitcom will debut its sixth and final season on Pop TV in the spring, but starting in the fall, it’ll air in syndication in U.S. broadcast markets.Netflix has ordered a six-episode sketch series from comedian Iliza Shlesinger called The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show, which will feature “absurd characters, insight into the female experience, and irreverent yet poignant social commentary,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s scheduled to premiere in 2020.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
雷达财经测试发现，在华为应用市场下载的“谜题大陆”在初次登陆时会提示需要将华为个人账户信息授权给该手游，授权后，无需填写任何注册信息即可登陆进行游玩。亚博网址登陆After a month of voting, the Rotten Tomatoes community has chosen its winners for each category at the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards, which will take place this Sunday and celebrate the cinematic achievements of a very unusual year. According to RT fans, Chloé Zhao and Oscar frontrunner Nomadland should come away from this Sunday with four awards, including Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and the big one, Best Picture. Ma Rainey s Black Bottom came next with three awards, including a posthumous win for the late Chadwick Boseman, and Emerald Fennell s Promising Young Woman also claimed a couple of the top honors, namely Best Actress for Carey Mulligan s performance and Best Original Screenplay for Fennell s script.Recommended: Download our printable 2021 Oscars BallotRecommended: The Biggest Snubs, Surprises, and Milestones of the 2021 Oscar NominationsRecommended: Where to Watch the 2021 Oscar NomineesRecommended: The 2021 Best Picture Nominees Ranked by TomatometerOnly a couple of the awards were closely contested Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing among them and the results essentially mirror the odds-on favorites for each category. Will the actual Academy Awards turn out the way our community believes they should? Tune in on Sunday, April 25 to find out, and in the meantime, see below for the full list of winners and the final results of the poll.WINNERSBest Picture: NomadlandDirecting: Chloé Zhao NomadlandActor in a Leading Role: Chadwick Boseman Ma Rainey s Black BottomActress in a Leading Role: Carey Mulligan Promising Young WomanActor in a Supporting Role: Daniel Kaluuya Judas and the Black MessiahActress in a Supporting Role: Yuh-Jung Youn MinariWriting (Adapted Screenplay): Chloé Zhao NomadlandWriting (Original Screenplay): Emerald Fennell Promising Young WomanAnimated Feature Film: SoulCinematography: Joshua James Richards NomadlandCostume Design: Ma Rainey s Black BottomDocumentary (Feature): My Octopus TeacherFilm Editing: Sound of MetalInternational Feature Film: Another RoundMakeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey s Black BottomMusic (Original Score): Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste SoulMusic (Original Song): Speak Now One Night in MiamiProduction Design: MankSound: Sound of MetalVisual Effects: TenetDocumentary (Short Subject): A Love Song for LatashaShort Film (Animated): If Anything Happens I Love YouShort Film (Live Action): Two Distant StrangersAre you as obsessed with awards as we are? Check out our Awards Leaderboard for 2020/2021.The 93rd annual Academy Awards will be presented Sunday, April 25, in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theater and Los Angeles Union Station.
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6.66.9 4月喜迎Join us weekly as Rotten Tomatoes reports on what s opening, expanding, and coming to the specialty box office. From promising releases from new voices to experimental efforts from storied filmmakers – or perhaps the next indie darling to go the distance for end-of-year accolades – we will break it all down for you here each week in Fresh Indie Finds. This week at the specialty box office, we have new documentaries on 60s icons of fashion and dance and the latest from The Thin Red Line director Terrence Malick about an unsung World War II hero. In our spotlight section, we bring back Linda Ronstadt s bio-doc, and in our indie trailer section, we have new clips from Josh Hartnett and Ozark star Julia Garner.Opening This Weekend
In the 70-plus years since Isaac Asimov published his epic 1951 science fiction novel Foundation and its sequels — 1952 s Foundation and Empire and 1953 s Second Foundation — this space opera has inspired numerous movies and TV shows (and games, and comics, and other novels ). Not only can you see its influence in Star Trek and Star Wars, but elements of it have even turned up in Futurama.Now, after a few false starts, Asimov s influential trilogy is finally making its way to television courtesy of Apple+ and some familiar names. Slated to debut on September 24, the 10-episode show Foundation will be overseen by frequent Christopher Nolan collaborator David S. Goyer, with familial assistance from Asimov s daughter Robyn Asimov. The series is coming from Skydance Television, which previously produced the Netflix series Altered Carbon (which, not coincidentally, was also based on a classic sci-fi novel).In the intro to the show s first teaser trailer, Goyer noted that, People have been trying to make Foundation for over 50 years, and that the story is sprawling, [and] unfolds over the course of a thousand years. Ironically, the show s second trailer makes Foundation look a bit like the upcoming Dune movie, which is also based on a sprawling, multi-year sci-fi novel people have been trying (and usually failing) to bring to screens for years.(Photo by Apple TV+)Set in the far future, the show, like the novels, will follow as Hari Seldon (Jared Harris, pictured), the inventor of a new predictive science called psychohistory, who uses it to try and both slow and limit the impact of what he sees as the inevitable collapse of the Galactic Empire. Of course, this makes some people rather nervous, not the least of which is Hari, who s not only smart enough to invent a new kind of science, but also to know how the people in power will react to it.But while the novels are decidedly hard science-fiction stories, short on action and long on intellect, Apple+ s description of F
Wednesday s portion of the winter Television Critics Association press tour was focused on all channels that are part of the WarnerMedia empire, including HBO, TNT, and truTV. This brought news ranging from a potential Game of Thrones prequel premiere date and portrayals of Stephen King characters in shows like HBO s The Outsider to a release date and trailer for TNT’s Snowpiercer and an overall deal between Steven Soderbergh and HBO and HBO Max.TOP STORYRELEASE DATE NEWS FOR GAME OF THRONES PREQUEL HOUSE OF THE DRAGON (Photo by HBO)HBO s programming chief Casey Bloys didn t offer a formal executive session at the winter TCA, but he did do interviews with select outlets — all of which had obvious questions about the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, and whether there would be another season of Watchmen.Bloys told Variety that his best guess is that we ll see Dragon in 2022.As for Watchmen? He defers to creator Damon Lindelof. He’s said publicly, if he’s got an idea, he’s willing to do it, Bloys told the industry news outlet. But nothing has come to him, so I will just wait on him and see what he decides to do. A HOLLY GIBNEY BY ANY OTHER SHOW (Photo by Bob-Mahoney / HBO)HBO miniseries The Outsider is just one of many adaptations of Stephen King novels that s currently, or about to be, on television — many of which, like the author s books, feature the same characters. How does that impact the various writers and actors bringing these stories to the small screen?For his part, Outsider creator Richard Price doesn t get hung up on other portrayals of his depiction of Holly Gibney (played in this story by Cynthia Erivo).“With King’s blessing, I just made the character mine; not the Holly even in the novel The Outsider. I just wanted to do my thing, he told journalists during his show s TCA panel, adding that he s not answering to the version of the character that David E. Kelley created for Audience Network s Mr. Mercedes. Forget everything you know about that Holly, this is my Holly, he said.Erivo, who joined the panel via satellite from Tokyo, added that I feel like the character is really fully realized. I was given a gift in the character and it was written very beautifully for me. MARK RUFFALO ON LIVING TWIN LIVES IN I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE(Photo by Atsushi Nishijima / HBO)In HBO s adaptation of Wally Lamb s novel I Know This Much Is True, Mark Ruffalo stars as both protagonist Dominick Birdsey and his identical twin, Thomas. While they might look similar, the story focuses on the fact that Thomas has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.Filming required the actor to gain 30 pounds to play Thomas — an act that is not as much fun as it sounds, because Ruffalo said it was hard to force-feed himself.But he also had to find differences between the brothers beyond the physical. Dominick is a man who grew up in an Italian household, and Thomas was more feminized, Ruffalo told journalists at TCA of finding the two mens voices.I Know This Much is True is written and directed by Derek Cianfrance and premieres in April.THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA’S ZOE KAZAN TALKS POLITICS AND FAMILY(Photo by Michele K. Short / HBO)On March 16, HBO will premiere The Plot Against America, creator David Simon’s adaptation of the 2004 Philip Roth novel. The story is a revisionist history that examines what would have happened, particularly to Jews in America, if aviator — and noted anti-Semite and anti-communist — Charles Lindbergh had been elected president. It also co-stars Zoe Kazan, whose grandfather, director Elia Kazan, was instrumental in the Hollywood blacklist scandal of the 1950s, naming members of the Communist Party to the House Committee on Un-American Activities, an association which ended the careers of many entertainment industry professionals when studios would no longer hire them.Asked what it means to work on The Plot Against America given her grandfather s history, the actress and writer silenced the room with her reply, saying she has given a lot of thought to her grandfather s adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel East of Eden — specifically how a character in the book investigates the Hebrew word timshel: The question at hand is that God says to Cain, in some translations, You can triumph over sin, and in some translations he says, You will triumph over sin,' Kazan recounted. And Lee, this character in the book, does a kind of deep-dive into the actual word in Hebrew and what he comes up with is Thou mayest. Thou mayest triumph over sin, but it’s in the hands of the next generation — that it’s a choice. I have not wanted to weigh in on my family’s political history, partially because of the other people it involves in my family who have prized their privacy over a public life. So I’m not going to go into it. But I will say that I thought a lot about how the history of our country affected my family’s history, what it meant for my grandfather as an immigrant to this country to have his Americanness tested and the choice that he made from that, she continued. And I thought a lot about my own choices that I’ve made, the way that I choose to live my life. I think thou mayest choose a different life, and I think that the reason that Steinbeck put that in his book about the foundation of the West in this country is that it’s also about Americans choosing to recognize who they have been — Cain did kill his brother — but also recognize that they may choose a different future for themselves. I think it’s meaningful in the book that it comes out of the mouth of an immigrant. So those were the things that were on my mind as I worked on this. It was a profound experience for me working on this, personally, politically, artistically, she said.GREEN LANTERN, GOSSIP GIRL STILL ON TRACK FOR HBO MAX(Photo by Michael Bulbenko for the Paley Center)HBO Max head of original content Sarah Aubrey confirmed to journalists Wednesday that Greg Berlanti’s plans for to air a Green Lantern TV series on the soon-to-launch streaming service are still very much happening.She told journalists that “it’s going to span several decades on focus on two stories about Green Lanterns on Earth. She also said that there will be a space side of the story that goes into the Sinestro story, referencing the villain and former Green Lantern Corps member. She said that the story will travel through various decades.Aubrey also teased that things are looking good for all the Upper East Siders waiting for a Gossip Girl sequel update. We have gotten the first script, and I can tell you we all breathed a big sigh of relief because it s very good, she said of the new series written by Joshua Safran.ABOUT THAT FRIENDS REUNION SPECIAL (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)Things aren t looking so promising for that Friends reunion special, however.HBO Max chief creative officer Kevin Reilly told journalists at TCA that there is interest all around and, yet, we can’t get the interests all alighted to push the button on it. So, he said, today it s a maybe. AN END FOR INSECURE?Issa Rae s comedy Insecure has won critical and fan support for its honest depiction of a single (black) woman living in Los Angeles. But how much longer can it go on? We talk about where we want the show to go, Rae said while promoting the new season at TCA. I think we have an idea but, yeah, nothing we re sharing yet.”When asked by TCA reporters if she s concerned about being an influencer through her show and whether she has qualms about some of the more risqué portrayals on her series, like marijuana use, Rae reminded the room of a few facts. One, we live in California, it’s legal. Two, we’re on HBO, there’s a TV-MA rating, so if anybody who is not supposed to be watching is watching, then you’re a bad parent, she said to laughter.Season 4 of Insecure premieres April 12.MORE PREMIERE DATESThe press day also included news of other premiere dates. These include the long-awaited TV adaptation of director Bong Joon-ho s Snowpiercer, which premieres May 31 on TNT.Also, HBO s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is back February 16, and the second season of truTV s Tacoma FD premieres March 26. New truTV series It’s Personal with Amy Hoggart and Hot Ones: The Game Show will premiere February 26 and February 18, respectively.TBS has also ordered two new season of American Dad!DEALS DEVELOPMENT: ADAM MCKAY, STEPHEN SODERBERGH, WOLFGANG PUCK(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for WGAw)HBO Max has partnered with Ant-Man screenwriter Adam McKay on upcoming series The Uninhabitable Earth, an anthology series based on the David Wallace-Wells book and New York magazine article. According to the release, it will be comprised of stand-alone fictional stories covering a wide range of genres and possible futures that could result from the rapid warming of our planet. McKay will write and direct the first episode.Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has signed a 3-year overall deal with HBO Max and HBO. His projects will include the previously-announced film Let Them All Talk. Starring Meryl Streep, CandiceBergen, Dianne Wiest, Lucas Hedges, and Gemma Chan, it follows a celebrated author who reconnects with old friends to have fun and heal old wounds. It will air in late 2020 on HBO Max.HBO Max has also ordered the eight-episode unscripted series The Event, which will give a behind-the-scenes look at celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck s catering company as they prepare to serve at A-list events.Meanwhile, truTV has green-lit the unscripted family comedy Tirdy Works about artist Mary Winchenbach and her family. According to the release, Winchenbach s talent is making “arts and crafts created out of moose turds.” And TBS has greenlit Lost Resort, which is described as a 10-episode social experiment that s also an upstairs/downstairs look at the booming subculture of exotic wellness retreats. HBO is also working with investigative reporter Ronan Farrow and Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady of Loki Films on a film that looks at the threats, intimidation, and violence directed at journalists while also working to expose corruption and abuse by governments, corporations, and other powerful interests.And Clemency’s Chinonye Chukwu will direct the first two episodes of HBO Max s Americanah. The limited series stars Lupita Nyong’o and is written by Danai Gurira based on the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie novel about a Nigerian-born woman who comes to America.Earlier this week, it was announced that Gael Garcia Bernal had joined the HBO Max limited series Station Eleven.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
亚博网址登陆 Although the opening shot of 1999 s Mystery Men is pure DC Cinematic Universe – the strange semi-futuristic cityscape that echoes Tim Burton’s Batman, the worshipful but also terrifying statue of local hero Captain Amazing that feels straight out of Zack Snyder s world – what follows actually lays out a template for what would eventually be Marvel’s complete and utter dominance in the superhero movie space.Two movies that were released just prior to Mystery Men – Blade in 1998 and The Matrix in March 1999 – are most often credited with kickstarting the comic book movie revival. The Wachowskis anime-inspired sci-fi blockbuster showed how super-powered action could and should look, while Wesley Snipes’ vampire crusader proved you could find success beyond Marvel’s A-list roster. But looking back, neither of those films really fit tonally with what the MCU would become. The real seeds were planted in a silly and underrated Ben Stiller comedy that celebrates its 20th birthday on August 6. Here’s how.The CastOne of the hallmarks of Marvel movies is that they are littered with big and unexpected names, from Gwyneth Paltrow in Iron Man to Robert Redford in Captain America: The Winter Soldier to Matt Damon in Thor: Ragnarok. For a superhero goof, Mystery Men shared similar out-of-the-box thinking, resulting in even the smaller roles being surprisingly memorable. The main team was comprised of an Avengers-level mix of mid- to late- 90s indie and comedy stars, including Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, William H. Macy, Hank Azaria, and Paul Reubens; the main villain was a supremely hammy Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush, and the periphery was dotted with “whoa, really” names like Eddie Izzard, Ricky Jay, Cee-Lo Green, Dane Cook, and Tom Waits. Superhero movies had come a long way from a time when they were the last refuge of stuntmen and up-and-comers, and Mystery Men took the baton from Tim Burton (who went way outside the box with Michael Keaton in Batman) and ran with it for a bit before Marvel took over.The World Building(Photo by Universal courtesy Everett Collection)Although Iron Man and Captain America: The First Avenger hit some of the expected story points, by and large Marvel got away from doing traditional origin stories. Rather than having each new hero start off in a blank slate world where they’re the only ones with superpowers, Marvel built a world where multiple heroes and villains existed in various points throughout history. Mystery Men, too, drops you right into the thick of it with a superteam fighting supervillains in a city that is so comfortable with its own Superman that he has corporate sponsors.There is a sequence about midway through the movie in which the Mystery Men hold open tryouts (a gag that would be recycled in Deadpool 2), and they are swarmed with wannabes. This is a world as used to seeing this sort of thing as the people of MCU New York are to seeing Spider-Man.The HumorNaturally, Mystery Men was never intended to be anything but a superhero spoof. But its willingness to embrace the core silliness of the superhero concept helped show Marvel how to overcome a major obstacle. The knock against the DC movies is that they are dark, plodding, largely humorless affairs. And if you start to take the idea of people in fancy suits flying around cities too seriously, the whole thing begins to falls apart. The self-awareness to know that humor makes comic book storytelling go down a lot easier fuels Marvel even at its darkest. Avengers: Infinity War or Avengers: Endgame would have been too much to take without the relief supplied by Dr. Strange and Tony Stark’s catty bickering, or Korg’s epic Fornite battle against Noobmaster69.The Team DynamicsAnd speaking of the bickering A team of noble heroes who all share an unshakable respect for one another, and who treat each other with courtesy and dignity at all times… is boring. Like Mystery Men, Marvel understands that teams like the Avengers or the Guardians of the Galaxy thrive when they don’t get along. Likewise, the Mystery Men treat each other more like co-workers than real friends. Post-battle, they sit in diners and complain like they just clocked out of a factory job (and coincidentally, the original Avengers ends with… the team sitting around in a diner eating).The (Lack of) Secret Identities(Photo by MCA courtesy Everett Collection)This is an extension of the world-building idea, but it’s no coincidence that Marvel ditched the concept of “secret identities” as soon as it could. It’s a hindrance more than it is a help – watch how they bend over backwards to get Tony Stark fighting helmetless, or how many times Captain America takes his mask off so you can see his face. Mystery Men doesn’t even bother with masking its heroes. They exist in a world that’s gotten used to the idea of superheroes, just as the MCU seems to be pretty OK with one of the world’s most successful tech billionaires occasionally running off to fight Thanos, and where kids think nothing of asking Hulk for a selfie.The Balancing Act(Photo by MCA courtesy Everett Collection)In the end, though, Mystery Men still allows its crew of misfit heroes to have their moment. They’ve been the butt of the joke for most of the movie’s runtime, but they’re ultimately still allowed to be heroic and win the day. There’s just enough earnestness there to get away with it – had the movie gone more cynical, it would have piled on the jokes regardless of whether or not anyone saved anything. It’s a delicate balance, and a Marvel entry like Thor: Ragnarok actually feels right in line with it. It never quite tips completely over into out-and-out Thor parody, though it comes close. But Marvel had, by that point, settled so comfortably into a tone that both celebrates and pokes fun at the concept of superheroes that it all managed to work.And who would have thought it would be the Mystery Men who’d light the way?Mystery Men was released in theaters on August 6, 1999.
Debbie Day for Rotten Tomatoes: It s interesting what you said about Pan s Labyrinth gutting you and then Strictly Ballroom bringing you absolutely absolute joy, because it reminds me of Saint Maud and David Copperfield; they re complete opposites, and Saint Maud very much gutted me, and then with David Copperfield, I couldn t keep the smile off my face.Clark: Yay, that makes me so happy, [to hear] people talk about Copperfield like that because that s what Armando wanted to do, he wanted give people a film that would just make them love everyone and everything and make them really happy and that kind of stuff. It seems to be what s happening and it is just so lovely.You played two roles in that.Clark: I did. Which I only auditioned for one of them and then had lunch with Armando before he cast me just to kind of meet me, because he likes to meet people and see if you connect with them — not only just send a tape — and then he s like, So we want you to play Clara as well. And then I had to go through this whole meeting kind of being like, I need to scream. Ahhhh! I can t believe this has happened. But yeah, that was really lovely, and it was also meant that I acted with Jairaj [Varsani], he played young David Copperfield. He was just wonderful.That was a beautiful beautiful relationship on screen. Did Armando make that choice to have you play both roles so that it gives Dev s David Copperfield more reason to connect with Dora?Clark: Yeah, in the book he says that Dora is a lot like his mother and kind of reminds him of his mother, but also it s kind of the idea that he s constantly trying to kind of find what he s lost and what he once had, and so when he meets Dora it and there is like big similarities, he s like, I must grab that because that s something that was gone from me. And then you kind of obviously realize that doesn t mean that it s right. I think David s constantly trying to get back what is now gone instead of trying to make a new world, and Dora represents that kind of stuff and is amplified by being played by me.(Photo by A24)I know you ve done horror before, but can you tell me what drew you to Saint Maud?Clark: I am really obsessed with the health service. I have lots of family who work in it, but also just kind of constantly was watching 24 Hours on A E, 999: What s Your Emergency, and One Born Every Minute. I find the idea that the people who want to care for people most are in a situation — because of money, stress, and work hours — are kind of being broken and that is so sad and just wrong. And so immediately when I started reading it and realized she was a nurse and she just kind of experienced burnout, I was like, I care about this, I care about her, and it shouldn t have happened, but I want to protect her. So it kind of immediately made me care about her.Did you read the script and think, Oh my God, I have to play this role?Clark: I think it s more that I read scripts am sometimes like, Oh my gosh, I have no idea what to do with this. I would be really bad at that. When I read Maud I was like, Oooo, I think I could do this actually. I think I d know why she did these things. I think I d understand her. There s so many moments that you re like, Oh my God, I can t believe that has happened, but equally like, Of course that happened. So this is happened to Maud, then this and this and this, and this has happened to Amanda. And so I found the kind of amazing juxtaposition that Rose manages to get in terms of … kind of making the extreme mundane and ordinary and normal and make perfect sense is really kind of interesting to me.And I also read it being like, Oh, there re no scenes in this that I ll be terrified to film. Because the ones I m terrified to film are always ones that I just can t quite make sense of or quite understand, and there was huge clarity of who the woman was and why this story happens. So I think that s what it was: I kind of felt that I wouldn t be terrible.Is the horror supposed to be real or is it supposed to be in her mind?Clark: Rose did a lot [of research] about how saints possibly had mental illnesses, like Joan of Arc. There re those really interesting podcasts about it. There s a particular type of thing that can happen in the brain that you get these very vivid hallucinations.So my last question is: Are you as excited to be in The Lord of the Rings as fans are to see it?Clark: Oh my gosh, I m such a Lord of the Rings fan, I can t tell you. I have this really clear image of telling everyone to leave me alone while I was reading The Hobbit at year six. And then I ve watched those films so many times, and I think that it s been very hard to reconcile this with the idea this is actually happening, because it s just crazy to me that I am in it, because I d have been so excited just to watch it.Read More: Everything We Know About The Lord of the Rings Amazon Series I m just thrilled for you. It s a really exciting time with these films and your role in Lord of the Rings. It seems like a wonderful time in your career.Clark: Thank you. I am starting to kind of allow myself be like, It s all kind of working out. Enjoy it.Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me. Keep healthy and safe.Clark: I know. It was making me think of all these cool nurses and doctors working so hard. I just really want them all to be OK.Saint Maud releases in U.S. theaters today and will be available on Epix starting February 12; The Personal History of David Copperfield is available to rent and buy through most major streaming video-on-demand services; The Lord of the Rings will stream on Amazon Prime Video.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News. Robert Eggers became one of the most talked-about new directors of recent times when his The Witch premiered at Sundance in 2015 and went on to become an indie hit and one of the defining films of the new wave of elevated horror. Rumors swirled that he would follow the 17th-century horror tale with a reimagining of Nosferatu, but he instead began work on a mysterious story about two men trapped in a battle of wills – and of disintegrating minds – set in a lighthouse off the coast of New England. That film, The Lighthouse, stars Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as the 19th-century wickies, or lighthouse keepers, who find themselves trapped in the titular structure when a mammoth storm hits; released in limited theaters last week, it s been drumming up big box office receipts and even bigger questions from audiences who ve seen it. Questions like: What the f k was that? As the mind-bending, critically acclaimed flick expands into hundreds of theaters across the country, Rotten Tomatoes Editor-in-Chief Joel Meares sat down with Egge