Sophie-Marie Prime for Rotten Tomatoes: How did you become involved with Wayne, and what made you want to be a part of it?Reese: Sean [Simmons] created this show. He grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts, which is sort of an “other side of the tracks” kind of place. He was inspired to write a spec pilot based on a little bit of his background and watching kids in Brockton who were real tough who would get beat up by groups of bigger kids, but not back down.Wernick: You know, scripts end up on our desks quite often. This one really jumped off the page. Sean had such a distinctive voice, and that s really what you look for. There s so much out there that kind of feels the same, and it feels predictable, and this one you just — it was a page turner. It was kind of a perfect mix of tones for us, and fit into “brand,” if we were to have one, Rhett and I. We jumped at the chance to be involved.(Photo by YouTube Premium)RT: How would you describe the tone of the show, in comparison to your other projects, like Deadpool and Zombieland?Wernick: I think it s very similar. It s in and out of different tones, and it s a delicate dance. But real life, it bounces in and out of different tones; sometimes you re laughing, and sometimes you re crying, and sometimes you re getting your ass kicked, and sometimes you re kicking ass. That s real life.Heart is a big thing with all our projects. I think it s something that we try and mine because if you can get people to feel — if you can ideally get people to cry in the same episode that they re laughing — it s a pretty great accomplishment. And we think Sean, as brilliant as he is, has kind of captured that in a way that s really difficult to capture. (Photo by courtesy of Disney. © 2021 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.)Another week, another opportunity to examine the effect of Premier Access on a same-day streaming-and-theatrical release. Standards have been set this summer by Disney, Universal, and Paramount while Warner Brothers has given the term front-loaded further meaning showing the effects of those that choose a trip to their couches for HBO Max over a trip to theaters. Disney’s flirtation with their home accessibility for an additional price on their streaming service Disney+ continued this weekend. We don’t know the full extent of their couch success aside from a couple of lofty debuts, so what can we glean from their box office numbers this weekend?King of the Crop: Smooth Waters for Jungle Cruise, But Can It Keep Chugging Along?Disney certainly got one headline they were hoping for this weekend. Jungle Cruise’s no. 1 opening was not a shocker, but getting to .2 million put it ahead of Space Jam: A New Legacy’s start of million. That number is also good enough for the fourth-best opening of the pandemic, better than even Godzilla vs. Kong’s .6 million first weekend (and that film had a two-day head start as well that helped its long-term prospects of eventually reaching 0 million). Jungle Cruise faces an uphill river going forward just based on the two biggest obstacles impeding nine-digit totals – family-oriented titles struggle to get there right now and day-and-date streaming options.Last week, Space Jam: A New Legacy, streaming for those with an HBO Max subscription, fell 69.1% in its second weekend and looks to still top out around million total. The week before, Disney’s Black Widow, available for .99 via Premier Access on Disney+, fell 67.8%. As the front-loaded grosses go up, the subsequent drops go higher as well. Second viewings in theaters are likely way down in this atmosphere and any good word-of-mouth may bring people more to the couch than the lounge seat in the theater. Disney may choose to point to Cruella (also a Premier Access title) having the best multiple (3.94) for a film opening to over million, but it is certainly an outlier. Only A Quiet Place Part II and Godzilla vs. Kong have made more than three times their opening weekend in that group of movies to open with more than million. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is the only other title to get over 2.5x its start.Then again, it s debatable if Jungle Cruise getting to 0 million without some serious international and streaming numbers is a victory for a film budgeted at 0 million. F9 is the only film right now that has made enough theatrical revenue to cover that price tag, grossing over 1 million worldwide. No other film has crossed half-a-billion since 2019. Jungle Cruise reportedly grossed another .6 million internationally and “over million” from its Premier Access – or half of what Black Widow made in its debut. At present, Disney is not going to be releasing Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to Premier Access on September 3 – it will be available exclusively in theaters.Fresh Surprise: A24 Scores Some Big Personal Bests With The Green KnightA24 had a momentous weekend. For just the fifth time in its eight-year history, the indie darling opened a film in over 2,000 theaters. And it made some headlines. David Lowery’s The Green Knight – one of the best-reviewed wide releases of the year, Certified Fresh at 90% on the Tomatometer – opened to .7 million. While that may not seem like a big chunk of change, let’s look a little closer. That is higher than both Midsommar and It Comes At Night, making it the third-highest opening in A24 s history. This is also the first time a film of theirs ranked as high as second place on the weekend box office chart. Even if the estimates fall and Old barely bests it, A24 has never had a third place finish either; both The Witch and Hereditary opened in fourth in their respective weekends in 2016 and 2018. Surely the film was helped by a lackluster marketplace and big drops from last week’s films. Who knows how those grosses would have been altered (or boosted overall at home) with a streaming option, but the studio which has practically become its own brand at this point got a win this weekend by betting on cinephiles desire to see a touted masterpiece and its scope on a big screen.Rotten Returns: A Mixed Story for Focus Features Matt Damon Thriller Stillwater(Photo by Jessica Forde / Focus Features)The numbers for director Tom McCarthy and Matt Damon’s American-abroad thriller Stillwater are not great. That said, they look good for Focus Features given their output since theaters began opening up. Instead of instituting a move to increase volume on their titles with instant streaming access, the studio has taken a full-steam-ahead theatrical approach to their releases going back to last September. The result has been a top opening weekend for Let Him Go ( million), a top final gross by Come Play (.4 million) – both from 2020 – and of their seven releases in 2021 so far, not one of them have matched either of those 2020 markers.Their eighth release of the year, Stillwater, did manage to break their opening ceiling with .1 million, giving it the likely odds to outgross Come Play as well. It has already bested Focus’s top release of 2021 in Boogie (.17 million). Note, however, that Stillwater s per-theater-average of ,000 is less than that for the opening weekend of their Anthony Bourdain documentary, Roadrunner (,145), and that is just their fourth film since the pandemic to have a PTA over ,000.What kind of revenue are they missing out on by not offering these films at home for a price tag? When you consider the films actually making theatrical revenue during the 2021 period of the pandemic, the only titles geared towards adults that are not a sequel, a prequel, or a reboot and which have grossed over million are Old, In the Heights, Wrath of Man, and Nobody. And only Old is cracking million. Pre-Stillwater’s opening, Focus’s seven films this year have grossed a total of less than million. Stillwater will finally get them over million for the year.The Top 10 And Beyond: Old Marks Biggest Second-Weekend Drop for M. Night Shyamalan Since The Happening(Photo by Phobymo /© Universal Pictures )Last week’s no. 1 film, Old, fell back to third place this weekend with just .7 million. The 60.3% fall is the worst drop for M. Night Shyamalan since The Happening fell 65.7% after a .5 million opening in 2008. When looking at the drops of 15 historical July openers that began between .5 million and .7 million, there are two standouts: Old now joins the ranks of Catwoman (-61.5%) and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (-62.6%) in their second weekends. Those films finished with .2 million and .1 million, respectively, and it appears Old is headed into the same territory. If so, it could finish with less than Shyamalan s Lady in the Water’s .2 million in 2006.Marvel’s Black Widow, meanwhile, is now the subject of a potential precedent-setting lawsuit by star Scarlett Johansson over diminished profits stemming from its hybrid release in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access. While we have not heard anything about the streaming numbers beyond its million debut on the service, its theatrical total rose to over 7 million this weekend. That puts it at around the totals of Men In Black II and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs after 24 days, though it made around .5 million-to- million less than both of those films on its fourth weekend. The best hope for Black Widow is that the film can stretch to get into the 0 million range, which is where both those films ended up, but it is still likely headed to between 0 million-0 million as suggested last week. Still, unless James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad can break the HBO Max ceiling, Black Widow should end up being the domestic victor of the summer.(Photo by Ed Araquel/Paramount Pictures)Elsewhere, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins fell 70% from last week to just million. That’s the worst drop for a film exclusively in theaters this year and now ranks amongst the 10 worst drops for a film opening between million and million. We’re talking out of over 700 films, too: Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (-77.40%), The Photograph (-77.10%), The Bye Bye Man (-74.60%), Land of the Dead (-73.40%), Endless Love (2014) (-70.20%), Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (70.0%), Skyline (-69.50%), The Grudge (2020) (-69.20%), Elektra (-69.00%), Child s Play (2019) (-68.60%).Though the studio behind Snake Eyes is citing concerns over the Delta variant spreading among the unvaccinated for its recent decision to pull Clifford the Big Red Dog from its September 17 release, could it be the action flick s underperformance – as well as the general underperformance of family titles – that spooked them? The film is still scheduled to premiere at next month’s Toronto Film Festival and Paramount’s Paw Patrol is still on the schedule for August 20. Could Paramount+ or a move to Amazon be on the table next for either of them?Finally, Sony Classics’ Nine Days had one of the best limited launches of the year earning ,455 in just four theaters for a ,614 per-screen-average. The only limited releases to start better were the Vietnamese film, Bo Gia, which made 0,000 in 20 theaters (,500 PTA) and Neon’s Ailey making ,091 in two theaters (,546 PTA).On The Vine: Acclaimed The Suicide Squad Puts Theatrical/HBO Max Release Strategy to the Test One of the last attempts for a potential blockbuster of the summer arrives with James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. If Warner Brothers is feeling confident, they have reason: Early reviews have the movie already Certified Fresh at 96% on the Tomatometer (which is a big jump from the Rotten 26% Tomatometer score for the original). But can it overcome people’s desire to stay at home and watch it on HBO Max? We will find out next weekend Full List of Box Office Results: July 30-August 1
Godzilla was king of the box office this weekend, but it felt more like an interim position for the legendary monster, no matter how “benevolent.” Early reports on Friday put the big lizard in the low 60s for the weekend. But as the dust settled on the rainy CGI, that number came down significantly, and it certainly spells trouble for the Warner Bros. franchise.KING OF THE CROP: Godzilla Wins the Throne, but For How Long?(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)Godzilla: King of the Monsters carried a reported production budget of 0 million. Whenever you see a number like that, you can expect that the film is going to need to gross somewhere in the 0-600 million range just to break even. Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla reboot opened to a terrific million, but then had the worst final multiple of that entire summer (2.15) which just barely got the film over 0 million. The total gross for that 0 million production was 9 million, translating into a minor success. In 2017 the 5 million production of Kong: Skull Island opened to million, grossed 8 million domestic and 6 million globally. Another minor success, and another potential crisis averted. That may not be the case going forward.A million opening for the King would have already been just marginally optimistic by barely beating Skull Island’s March 2017 opening. Instead it posted the second weakest opening for a Thursday preview start of over million (Paranormal Activity 2 had a .6 million start after the same .3 million Thursday as Godzilla). A drop from opening day that quickly amounted to just million (just a little over half of the 2014 opening) spells trouble for WB, considering that they have already committed to Godzilla vs. Kong for March 2020. That may draw more interest, given the two titans in the title, but how quick are audiences going to want to continue going with this franchise if they are in league with critics who scored the film just a 39% on the Tomatometer? WB is hoping that the million increase in international sales from Godzilla to Skull Island will continue to go north with King of the Monsters so far it has made an additional 0 million overseas except domestically, we could be looking at a Van Helsing (.7 million opening / 0.1 million finish) or Prometheus ( / 6.7) situation in a year when only two American productions (Endgame Captain Marvel) have surpassed 0 million overseas.Top Ten And Beyond: Rocketman and Ma Have Solid Starts. Endgame Still Eyeing RecordThe two other big releases of the weekend are in much better shape than Godzilla. Paramount’s Rocketman, at a cost of million, is riding a bit of the Bohemian Rhapsody wave with a million opening. That is better than the .3 million Walk the Line started with in November 2005, though the 9.5 million the Johnny Cash biopic finished with was helped by its award season push. Still, it s a solid start for the 90%-scored Elton John film that, along with international numbers, should push the film into a decent profit for the studio.The bad news for Universal’s Ma is that, despite having a stronger Thursday start with .3 million, it opened to slightly less than Blumhouse’s Ouija (10% / 1,000 / .8 million) and Truth or Dare (16% / 0,000 / .6 million) with .2 million. The good news is, who cares, when it only cost million and a film starring Octavia Spencer opened to million? The dropoff is likely to be steep enough to keep the 62% Fresh film from grossing over million, but again, the film is going to be well into profit by the time audiences stop showing up.Looks like audiences seem to enjoy Aladdin, as it did something no other 0+ million Memorial Day weekend grosser has ever done. The live-action Disney remake had a second weekend drop of less than 55%. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was the only film on that list to pull off a drop less than 60%, and if that estimate holds, Aladdin will have the smallest drop at the top of that holiday list. At 6 million domestic, Aladdin now has the third best 10-day gross for a Memorial Day release, pulling ahead of X-Men: The Last Stand and Fast Furious 6, which puts its final gross somewhere between 9-286 million in North America. Like Godzilla though, it is eyeing that half-billion number and with 6 million in the bank, and Aladdin is looking like another winner for Disney. On the flipside, the 0 million Pokemon Detective Pikachu is looking for help to get into the black with only 8 million worldwide to date.As for last week’s controversy over Annapurna’s Booksmart, it can claim at least one victory this weekend. The 47% drop is certainly not it, but leapfrogging Sony/Screen Gems’ Brightburn is. Olivia Wilde’s film is still only going to earn barely over million total, but it will not be saddled with the third-largest second weekend drop of the year that Evil Superman had. Losing 69% of its audience from last weekend puts the film behind only Replicas and The Beach Bum among wide release drops in 2019. Though, again, at a cost of just million, Brightburn is hardly a disaster. And no, a platform release would not have helped it either.Finally checking on the two big success stories in the Top Ten, we have John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum falling 58% in its third weekend, but with nearly 5 million domestic, it is forging a path to around 0 million more than the first two films combined. Parabellum has made over 1 million globally to date. Then there is Avengers: Endgame, which has dropped out of the Top Five and is slowing down, but earlier this week, it became just the second film to pass 0 million domestic and is now the second film to pass the .7 billion line worldwide. It is now only million away from beating Avatar’s all-time record, but has dropped down the all-time weekend lists significantly recently. Looking at films that have grossed between -8 million in their sixth weekend (Endgame grossed .8 million), the average that they have left in the tank is between -30 million. Then, with its foreign totals falling from million down to million last week, I think we can expect one last marketing push as it spends just two more weeks in the Top Ten before dropping out.This Time Last Year: Boats and Jackasses No Match For Solo Or Deadpool(Photo by @ Lucasfilm, @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Back in 2018, the first weekend of June did not offer much challenge to Solo: A Star Wars Story or Deadpool 2, which stuck in the #1 #2 slots. The Shailene Woodley survival tale, Adrift, finished third with .6 million. Leigh Whannell’s sci-fi action film, Upgrade, placed sixth with .67 million and the Jackass team’s abandoned Action Point ended up ninth with just .39 million. Deadpool 2 cracked the 0 million line while Solo was just behind 0 million. The Top Ten films grossed just .05 million and averaged 54.9% on the Tomatometer. This year’s Top Ten grossed an estimated 7.1 Million and averaged 66.4%.On the Vine: Pets Sequel To Hold Attention Over X-Woman And Talk Show HostIllumination plans to takeover the family market for a couple of weeks with The Secret Life of Pets 2 before Disney reclaims it for the rest of the summer. The sequel to the highest-grossing domestic film ever for the animation studio is hoping to pull in a fraction of that success before Toy Story 4 and The Lion King keep families busy. For the comic book fans, the oft-delayed Dark Phoenix finally makes its way into theaters. Originally scheduled for March 2018 and then February 2019, Simon Kinberg’s troubled production could become the lowest-grossing film in the X-Men series. Finally there is Late Night with Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling (who also wrote the script.) This was the first of Amazon Studios’ big pickups at Sundance this year to the tune of million and they are hoping it will find the same audience that The Big Sick did back in 2017.The Full Top 10: May 24-27Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) 42% – .02 million (.02 million total)Aladdin (2019) 57% – .33 million (5.03 million total)Rocketman (2019) 89% – million ( million total)Ma (2019) 56% – .26 million (.26 million total)John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) 89% – .1 million (5.75 million total)Avengers: Endgame (2019) 94% – .81 million (5.5 million total)PokÃ©mon Detective Pikachu (2019) 68% – .67 million (0.6 million total)Booksmart (2019) 96% – .33 million (.37 million total)Brightburn (2019) 57% – .32 million (.21 million total)The Hustle (2019) 14% – .3 million (.2 million total)亚博竞彩官网Highest Tomatometer(Photo by Everett Collection)The Net 40%Hackers 33%Virtuosity 32%Johnny Mnemonic 13%With a 40% Tomatometer score, The Net wins this category purely because it’s the least Rotten. And why is that? Well, it’s anchored by a likable performance by Sandra Bullock, who plays a cybersecurity specialist trapped in ahem the net of a Hitchockian suspense-thriller involving stolen identities, cyberterrorists, and online pizza-ordering. The movie feels relatively grounded, as there are no cybernetically-enhanced characters, skateboarding villains, or naked bad guys who cut off their fingers. Director Irwin Winkler chose to use the newish technology of the internet to craft an old-fashioned suspense-thriller, as opposed to setting the film far in the future, like, say, the 2021 of Johnny Mnemonic. By blending low-stakes hacking (control-shift) with age-old storytelling, he made the most mainstream of the 1995 computer movies and the one that the least number of critics felt compelled to ESC.In other words, by playing it safe and smart, The Net claimed the best reviews. Winkler’s background as a producer on Goodfellas and Rocky helped, as he knew how to budget and steer a successful film. On the other hand, Johnny Mnemonic was a proposed independent film directed by a relative newcomer that became a summer tentpole and allegedly went through major edits just weeks before release. Similarly, Virtuosity was allegedly rewritten during production, and Washington and Crowe still dislike the movie. Hackers had no interest in playing it safe, and instead focused on the hacker counterculture, which left it open for critical disdain (it was too cool for critics — and most viewers at the time).The best thing about The Net is Sandra Bullock proving how well she can act in front of a computer screen. Todd A. Marks, a consultant on The Net, said, “Some actors can’t really act and type at the same time; Sandra could.” Watch The Net again, and you’ll see what we’re talking about.Highest Audience ScoreHackers 68%The Net 44%Virtuosity 32%Johnny Mnemonic 31%While the Ian Softley-directed Hackers didn’t light the world on fire during its brief September release, it managed to hack its way into the world’s consciousness by effusive word-of-mouth and passed-around VHS tapes. The film is loaded with multiple scenes of hacking and references to iconic cyberpunk author William Gibson (who wrote the original short story Johnny Mnemonic, by the way) and the Hacker Manifesto, but what makes it stand out is its focus on a family unit of likable outcasts who crash on each other s couches and roller-blade their way to victory. The cult classic is a scrappy film featuring authentic-feeling teenagers who go toe-to-toe with a nefarious computer security officer who calls himself The Plague (Fisher Stevens), and who is looking to get rich by embezzling from his employer. Re-watching Hackers in 2020, it’s neat to see how incredibly of-its-time it is, yet somehow also forward-thinking in its funky costuming (still popular today) and its casting of big-screen newcomers Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller.With over 122,000 audience ratings and reviews that declare it the best movie of all time, Hackers scores an easy win in this category by being both charmingly retro and timeless, thanks to its cyber-world and likable characters like Joey (Jesse Bradford), Cereal Killer (Matthew Lillard), Nikon (Laurence Mason), and Phreak (Renoly Santiago).Biggest Box Office Take(Photo by Everett Collection)The Net .5 millionVirtuosity millionJohnny Mnemonic millionHackers .5 millionThis was an easy win for The Net and Sandra Bullock, who was coming off of the 2 million-grossing While You Were Sleeping, in which she starred as a lonely woman who lies to an entire family about being the fiancè of a man in a coma, then falls in love with the man s brother, and everybody is cool with it. Bullock was so effortlessly likable, as she always is, that the world completely ignored the insanity of the plot. The same thing essentially happened with The Net, a Rotten movie with a 44% Audience Score that still somehow pulled in 1 million worldwide. Basically, The Net could have been replotted as a fishing movie or retitled While You Were Typing, and it still would have been popular if Bullock was the lead. Also, the PG-13 rating and prime July release were enough to make sure it made more money by its second week than the other three films.With that said, none of these films topped the box office during their opening weekends; Johnny Mnemonic debuted at #6, Virtuosity and Hackers both opened at #4, and even The Net only managed to debut at #2. This is remarkable when you consider that, in 1995, movies featuring a red-hot Denzel Washington or Keanu Reeves struggled to make money. Of course, both Johnny Mnemonic and Virtuosity were critically derided for being too silly and derivative, but the 1990s weren’t a particularly great time for virtual reality thrillers in general, as The Lawnmower Man, The Thirteenth Floor, and Ghost in the Machine all failed to crack the zeitgeist.Which Movie Aged the Best?While The Net has the most timeless and grounded plot involving identity theft and internet security, nowadays it plays like any other 1990s thriller, except that it ends with Sandra Bullock bonking a hitman on the head with a fire extinguisher. People still order pizza online, and online security and fraud are still a problem, but for all its foresight, The Net hasn’t inspired a cult following like that of Hackers. Hackers captured lightning in a bottle with memorable catchphrases ( Hack the planet! ), an inspired soundtrack featuring Prodigy and Orbital, and a singular dedication to sunglasses with circular lenses. The film is still mentioned in countless articles (here, here, here, here, and here), and costume designer Roger Burton’s eclectic fashion is beloved, even though in 1995, the actors were thinking “What the f**k is this guy on?” For the film s 20th anniversary, Shout Factory! released a loaded Blu-ray and the cast and crew screened the film all over the world to packed theaters.Virtuosity and Johnny Mnemonic aren t without a few moments of their own, but it’s hard to say they’ve aged the best when the lead actors and writers have virtually disowned them. Johnny Mnemonic still has its charms, though, like its cyberpunk dystopia and a long-haired Dolph Lundgren chewing up the scenery. And did we mention the porpoise? Yeah, Keanu takes Lundgren down with the help of a porpoise. That s worth something.Which Movie Got the Most Right?After scrolling through countless articles about the most realistic hacks and watching videos of hackers analyzing movie scenes, we’re going to go with Hackers here. The Net is a close second, but despite Todd A. Marks being proud of the work he did on that film, he admits “it’s a movie, not a documentary. It’s always a fine line between accurate and visually interesting.” Which makes sense, because if The Net was 100% accurate, it would be a 12-hour film mostly focused on computers loading data. Obviously we didn’t pick Virtuosity, since killer androids aren’t running amok (at least, not that we know of), and despite the very real dangers of email, the world hasn’t resorted to Johnny Mnemonic s data couriers to deliver sensitive information. Of course, Virtuosity and Johnny Mnemonic admittedly weren t striving for realism, and both were so highly speculative about what was possible with computers that we can’t necessarily say that they got things wrong.On the other hand, what Hackers did so well was to capture the actual spirit of, well, hackers. Vice’s Motherboard interviewed real hackers about their love for the film, and while they admit that it’s “fantastical Hollywood stuff” and that it borrowed from the plot of Superman III, they also say “it’s quite possibly the single greatest hacker film known to hackerkind.” The actors went to hacking schools and attended conventions to nail the culture, and they developed a camaraderie that is clearly seen on screen. Several of the “hacks” in the movie have even earned a seal of approval from techies, as the the TV station hack, the editing of the class attendance lists, and the creation of fake personal ads are all possible.Softley realized pretty early on that he didn’t just want to depict pretty people staring at computer screens, so he and Peter Chiang, the VFX supervisor, nearly drove themselves insane creating a visually appealing (and totally unrealistic) world to help audiences understand what exactly was going on. It looks dated now, but in 1995, with the budget they had, it was a brave new world. In the end, they did exactly what The Net s Marks described, skirting that fine line between accurate and visually interesting, and all they got for their trouble was a bona fide cult classic.Final Result(Photo by ©MGM courtesy Everett Collection)So who wins our little unofficial showdown of 1995 s cyber-thrillers? It s Hackers, of course, with its impeccable fashion sense, it s unforgettable one-liners, its earnest, surprisingly authentic portrayal of counterculture attitudes, and so much more. As The Plague would say, There is no right or wrong, only fun and boring, and Hackers is anything but boring, so if you ve never seen it, don t take our word and our very scientific findings here for it. Boot up or shut up.Hackers was released in U.S. theaters on September 15, 1995. It is available to rent or buy on FandangoNOW, Vudu, Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes, and it is currently streaming on HBO Max.
Best-Reviewed Movies 2020: Released to StreamingWith the faucet turned off on theatrical releasing for a large portion of 2020, movie lovers turned to streaming — and the major streamers delivered. In fact, streamers like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, Hulu, and more stepped up so majorly in 2020 that they’ve been dominating awards nominations lists from the Golden Globes to the SAGS. According to the critics, the best of the lot was Prime’s One Night In Miami, Regina King’s directorial debut about a fictional after-hours hang-out between Sam Cooke, Jim Brown, Muhammad Ali, and Malcolm X. The varied top 10 includes Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, starring Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis, and His House, Remi Weekes’ terrifying directorial debut; Hulu’s time-loop rom-com Palm Springs; Hamilton and Soul, both on Disney+; and more.The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of February 28, 2021. Scores might change over time.« Previous Category Next Category »
4. 呼朋唤友 随心所欲
Thought it was too late for more Game of Thrones theories? You thought wrong. Check out Kit Harington s latest fan theory debunking, some major Disney+ plans, and more of the week s biggest TV news.TOP STORYKit Harington Debunks Major Game of Thrones Theory(Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO)One of the biggest deaths of the final season of Game of Thrones came when Arya Stark heroically killed the Night King. Though the internet exploded with the requisite cheering for the pint-size assassin that night, the next day a fan theory bubbled up that implied Jon Snow had whispered to his little sister to go find the villain and take him out. Kit Harington, who played know-nothing Jon Snow, called the theory “crap.”“What, the big man goes and tells the little girl to go and [do it]? No thanks. That s crap,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview about his Emmy-nominated season 8 performance. “She did it all on her own. It had nothing to do with Jon.”He did wish that Jon had a hand in the Night King’s death, though.“I was so happy for Maisie and Arya,” he said, but “I was secretly like, ‘I wanted to do that!’ Especially because I love fighting with Vlad, who also played the White Walker I fought at Hardhome. I ve never seen a better swordsman. But it was a really great twist, and it tied up Maisie s journey in a really beautiful way. Over the seasons, we ve seen her build up these skills to become this hardened assassin, and she uses it all to kill our main antagonist.”As far as Jon Snow s fate at the very end of the series, Harington told the magazine that he thinks his character is living happily with the Wildlings beyond the Wall.“Seeing him go beyond the Wall back to something true, something honest, something pure with these people he was always told he belongs with — the Free Folk — it felt to me like he was finally free, he said.Hilary Duff Is Reviving Lizzie McGuire for a New Disney+ SeriesDisney Channel has a picture-perfect plan for fans of its early 2000s series Lizzie McGuire: A rebooted sequel series with original star Hilary Duff and original creator Terri Minsky. The new series, which will debut on Disney+, will see Lizzie as a 30-year-old millennial navigating life in New York City. (And yes, the animated version of Lizzie will be back to bring some of Lizzie’s inner monologue to life.)Freeform Brings Back Halloween House for Your Spooky Instagram Needs(Photo by Buena Vista Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)Attention Halloween lovers in the Los Angeles area: Freeform is bringing back its Halloween House for a second year to celebrate the network’s annual 31 Nights of Halloween programming. Fans will be able to visit the Sanderson Sisters’ cottage from Hocus Pocus, the Addams Family living room, the spiral hill from The Nightmare Before Christmas, and plenty more photo ops. Freeform’s 2019 Halloween House will be located at the Hollywood Athletic Club, and this year’s 31 Nights of Halloween event will include staples Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Addams Family, as well as Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, Scream, Scream 2, and Scream 3, among other iconic spooky films.Dancing With the Stars Welcomes Queer Eye, The Office Stars(Photo by ABC)The cast of the upcoming 28th season of Dancing With the Stars includes singers, athletes, TV stars, and more. Competing for the mirrorball trophy are country star and American Idol vet Lauren Alaina, supermodel Christie Brinkley, pop star Ally Brooke, recent Bachelorette Hannah Brown, Queer Eye lifestyle expert Karamo Brown, The Office’s Kate Flannery, NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, actor Kel Mitchell, NBA champion Lamar Odom, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek, and The Supremes singer Mary Wilson. Professional dancer pairings will be revealed on the season premiere, which airs Monday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. on ABC.The Sopranos Cast to Reunite(Photo by HBO)MTV is staging a mini Sopranos reunion on its upcoming VMAs telecast. Stars Drea De Matteo, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, and Vincent Pastore will present an award at the 2019 ceremony in Newark, New Jersey on Aug. 26. Other presenters include Ice-T, John Travolta, Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness, Rick Ross, Salt-N-Pepa, and US Women’s National Soccer Team champions Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger, and Ashlyn Harris among others.Casting Update: The Manda
5. HD 画质与高品质音讯
The One and Only Ivan (2020) 71% Description: An adaptation of the award-winning book about one very special gorilla, Disney’s The One and Only Ivan is an unforgettable tale about the beauty of friendship, the power of visualization and the significance of the place one calls home. Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be. The heartwarming adventure, which comes to the screen in an impressive hybrid of live-action and CGI, is based on Katherine Applegate’s bestselling book, which won numerous awards upon its publication in 2013, including the Newbery Medal.Premiere Date: Aug. 14, 2020
Here come the Men in Black again. More than 20 years after the MIB franchise began with the 1997 comic book adaptation starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones and and seven years since the release of the previous installment, Men in Black: International arrives with new leads, Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth, and new locations. Will the reboot sequel kick off a new series of movies? Should it? Early reviews ahead of its release indicate the MIB should have stuck with just the original trilogy. It might not be as bad as Men in Black II (or is it?), but there’s apparently just no good reason for it to exist.Here’s what critics are saying about Men in Black International:Is this a worthy resurrection?In a sense, it kind of feels like the perfect sequel to the original Men in Black. It’s an entertaining movie made better by the people in it. Beth Elderkin, io9[It’s] as much fun as a MIB movie should be but with an international spin and some updated swagger. Sherin Nicole, idobi.comMen in Black International aims to erase any memory that you’ve seen all this before… the last time was a whole lot better. Eric Kohn, IndieWireThere’s little here that justifies prolonging a series that should probably have been Neuralyzed a couple of movies ago. Neil Smith, Total FilmThere’s just no reason why Men in Black needed to be revived here other than it exists in an era of eternal intellectual property revival. David Crow, Den of GeekNothing in the film felt like a vital piece of the Men in Black puzzle. Anne Cohen, Refinery29[Continues] the trend of reviving known properties past their expiration date… finding comfort in the familiar rather than creating a bold new vision. Robert Daniels, 812filmreviews(Photo by Columbia Pictures)So it s just more of the same?More of the same just done with flashier effects. Robert Daniels, 812filmreviewsA bland variation on the same MiB routine…[a] baffling cash grab. Eric Kohn, IndieWireThere are enough new ideas in International to set it apart from previous films in the Men in Black franchise. Molly Freeman, ScreenRantIt doesn t go down the remake route… instead of retreads of scenes from the first movie, there are just nods to the franchise s tropes. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpyBut it doesn t repeat what actually works in the earlier movies?International manages to fundamentally misunderstand practically everything that made the original film so endearing, and so enduring. Joe Skrebels, IGN MoviesThe Men in Black equivalent of a latter-day Die Hard sequel, a movie that succeeds its predecessors in name only and fundamentally misunderstands what made the original appealing. Todd Gilchrist, NerdistIs it memorable on its own?Instantly forgettable. Audiences may feel as if they’ve been instantly ‘neuralysed’ after watching it, but the experience is fun while it lasts. Geoffrey Macnab, IndependentYou can sit through it without much complaint, but you won’t need neuralysing to forget the whole thing an hour or two later. Tim Robey, Daily TelegraphIt’s an improvement over Men in Black II and Men in Black 3, sequels that even its makers may have forgotten. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune(Photo by Columbia Pictures)How is the chemistry between Thompson and Hemsworth?The film lives and dies through Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson’s chemistry… these two must have had a lot of fun on set. Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the MoviesIt helps that [they] already established a kind of playfully combative dynamic in Thor: Ragnarok upon which it’s a pleasure to watch them build here. Peter Debruge, VarietyThe easy rapport is still there… [but] because it s a more by-the-book setup, it s slightly less interesting than the dynamic the actors had as Thor and Valkyrie. Molly Freeman, ScreenRantHemsworth and Thompson mine some easy chemistry, though never nearing the perfect alchemy of Smith and Jones before them. Dan Mecca, The Film StageDoes Tessa Thompson stand out?The best thing about the revamped Men in Black series is actually a woman… this is a fine and unexpected showcase for Thompson, whose poise and composure are notable. Todd McCarthy, Hollywood ReporterThe most satisfying thing about this outlandish extension of the MIB series comes from watching her step up to the challenge of co-headlining a blockbuster. Peter Debruge, VarietyShe’s simply interesting and funny and real, while also floating slightly above each new outsized absurdity… she lightens the load and keeps everything moving efficiently. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune(Photo by Columbia Pictures)What about Chris Hemsworth?As he proved in 2016’s Ghostbusters reboot, Hemsworth has a natural comic talent that’s been under-exploited in most of his work. Peter Debruge, VarietyHere’s hoping he continues to play funny. Dan Mecca, The Film StageHemsworth has a little fun in the part, but he’s going at half-speed, like everything else. Roger Moore, Movie NationAgent H is basically Thor in a penguin suit. Eric Kohn, IndieWireHow are the villains?I was in awe every time [Les Twins] were onscreen, and their abilities were used to their fullest potential to make an incredibly vivid visual. Beth Elderkin, io9Instead of being horrified by the nasty new alien adversaries H and M are fighting, we’re left perplexed as to why there have now been three movies this year that feature shapeshifting visitors from imperiled planets. David Crow, Den of GeekRebecca Ferguson s fun cameo makes you wish that her alien arms dealer Riza was the main villain. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpyOf the assorted supporting players, Ferguson does the most, and has the most fun with limited screen time. Todd McCarthy, Hollywood ReporterRebecca Ferguson [is] incredible in this tiny role. Robert Daniels, 812filmreviews(Photo by Columbia Pictures)Is there another standout performance in the movie?The true standout is Kumail Nanjiani, putting in memorable voice work as sidekick Pawny…nearly every joke lands when delivered by the saucy little alien. Dan Mecca, The Film StageNanjiani s Pawny is a fun addition. Molly Freeman, ScreenRantHis one liners and matter-of-fact delivery are quotable and will keep you giggling. Sherin Nicole, idobi.comI liken his role to that of Frank in MIB 2 with the exception being that this is a much better film. Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the MoviesPawny’s the funniest creation in a movie that often doesn’t go far enough with its outlandish parade of bug-eyed creations. Eric Kohn, IndieWireNanjiani s tiny alien friend is cute comic relief, even if he feels like a deus ex-machina in the final act. Anne Cohen, Refinery29Is the movie funny?It’s telling the biggest laugh in the film is a direct reference to Hemsworth’s work as an Avenger. Joe Skrebels, IGN MoviesWhat works is what’s funny. Michael Phillips, Chicago TribuneThe jokes land right where they should. Sherin Nicole, idobi.com(Photo by Columbia Pictures)How are the action and special effects?The fight choreography and action sequences are solid… the alien designs in this movie are fantastic. Beth Elderkin, io9Any set pieces here work best when introducing multitudes of fun creatures as well as showing off top-notch set and prop design. Dan Mecca, The Film StageThe action set pieces are largely forgettable, with the exception of the design and powers of the alien adversaries. Molly Freeman, ScreenRant[F. Gary] Gray doesn’t share Barry Sonnenfeld’s skill for juggling live-action and visual effects… in terms of basic execution, Men in Black: International is a mess. Peter Debruge, VarietyWill we look forward to another installment?I’m already anticipating the next film in the series!… Men in Black: International brings a solid foundation for a new trilogy. Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the MoviesNothing demonstrates such constraints more than the film’s ending, which confusingly features an open-ended scene meant to bridge to another installment. Robert Daniels, 812filmreviewsMen in Black: International opens in theaters June 14, 2019.
Congratulations! You are one of the lucky thousands who managed to get badges, secure hotel arrangements, and find transpiration for Comic-Con International: San Diego 2019. But those successes are really only half of the victory, as you will soon face a massive amount of content in the San Diego Convention Center’s various halls, event rooms, and a few locations off site. And while you already know a few things you’ll want to see – like Marvel Studios return to Hall H on Saturday, July 20th at 5:15pm – the weekend is full of possibilities that may leave you… Well, it may leave you a bit overwhelmed.We totally understand. We look at the event schedule every year and try to balance the fear of missing out with the understanding that a person can only be in one place at any given time. And since we ve already pored over this year’s schedule, let us offer you a few insights into some of the less obvious film and TV presentations, some of the must-see events, and maybe even one or two things directly related to comics at Comic-Con.Wednesday, July 17Batwoman and Pennyworth Premiere Screenings (Ballroom 20, 7pm-10pm): If you managed to nab a badge with preview night, you should definitely consider going to the now-traditional presentation of Warner Bros. Television programming in Ballroom 20. It usually features at least one premiere screening, but this year, it features two: the pilot episodes of Batwoman and Pennyworth. We suspect both shows will be the big surprises of Comic-Con, and this will be your chance to say you saw it first.Thursday, July 18The first full day of Comic-Con features a pretty diverse schedule of programming, as you’ll see from our picks below. But we also imagine you’ll want to spend some time on the show floor looking for free stuff or hitting up the off-site events Amazon, HBO, Fox TV, and others set up around town. It’s definitely the best day for that, but also consider these highlights from the event schedule:Terminator: Dark Fate (Hall H, 11:00am-12:00pm): The first Hall H panel of 2019 reminds us there is no fate but what we make for ourselves. So get ready to enjoy some never-before-seen footage of Paramount Picture’s upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate, starring Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, and Diego Luna with return appearances by Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is unclear if they will appear on stage, but it seems likely.The Toys That Made Us (Room 6A, 12:30pm-1:30pm): Comic-Con is a lot of things to a lot of people, and toys definitely factor into the equations. If you’ve ever seen the fabulous Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us, you know it is a subject with big passions and a huge industry behind it. The series will be returning for a third season later this year, and show creator Brian Volk-Weiss, executive producer Robin Henry, producer Richard Mayerik, editor Nick Ferrell, and production manager Jackie Palombo will be at Comic-Con providing a sneak peek. If you have nostalgia for toys of the 1980s or early 1990s, this might be the panel for you.DC Tom King: While it is unclear how much DC Comics writer Tom King can say about his work on the upcoming New Gods feature film, an hour-long chat with King at any comic convention is a wonderful treat. And who knows, maybe he will spill the beans on New Gods and working with director Ava DuVernay.Nancy Drew Screening (Ballroom 20, 2:00pm-3:15pm): While Comic-Con is the home of superhero-based television shows like The Flash and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., other property-based genre shows are known for launching at the convention as well. That may be the case for Nancy Drew. The upcoming CW series stars Kennedy McMann as a re-imagined version of the famed teen detective, who returns to crime-solving thanks to a literal haunting. The panel will feature a sneak peak at the series – though we suspect it will be the entire first episode – and a discussion with McMann, fellow cast members Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Alex Saxon, and Tunji Kasim, and executive producers Noga Landau, Melinda Hsu-Taylor, and Stephanie Savage.Skybound: In Conversation with Robert Kirkman (3:00pm-4:00pm, Room 6A): The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman is a lively presence during just about any Comic-Con panel. But he tends to be even livelier when he is the sole focus of said panel. This one should be no exception, as he fields questions about his decision to end The Walking Dead as a comic book series. He will also offer up some info about the upcoming film and television adaptations of his work, like Invincible and Oblivion Song. Considering Kirkman and his Skybound Entertainment venture into television, comics, games and more, it may be more of a well-rounded comic convention panel than you might expect.MUST SEE OF THE DAY: His Dark Materials (Hall H, 4:45-5:45)HBO will bring cast and footage from its upcoming adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy trilogy. Stars Dafen Keen, James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ruth Wilson will be on hand to field questions about the series and its take on Pullman’s sometimes controversial stances. But expect Miranda to win the day with his seemingly-effortless ability to command a crowd. Also, since His Dark Materials is taking Game of Thrones’s place as HBO’s prestige fantasy series, this is the perfect opportunity to learn if you’ll want to be a devoted watcher.Friday, July 19If Thursday felt like a walk in the park, Friday will be more difficult to navigate, with television shows taking the focus. But choices must be made, and we suggest these picks might put you on the right path:A Conversation with the Russo Brothers (Hall H, 11:00am-11:50am): Though directors Joe and Anthony Russo have completed their work with Marvel Studios, the duo leveraged their success with films like Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Infinity War into a number of projects as producers. At this panel, they intended to discuss a little bit more about AGBO, their new production company. At the same time, expect them to answer questions about Avengers: Endgame and a possible return to the Marvel Studios fold.Joe Hill and Gabe Rodriguez: Locke Key Spectacular (Room 32AB, 12:00pm-1:00pm): Although meant as a celebration of the Locke Key comic books by Hill and Rodriguez, the hour promises to feature a look at the upcoming Netflix series and a possible new Locke Key comic.Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Hall H, 3:30pm-5:15pm): Get a first look at the upcoming series based Jim Henson’s 1982 cult classic. As three Gelflings discover the secret of the Skeksis power, we’re left to wonder if the program is a prequel or a whole new take on the story of The Dark Crystal. Maybe we will get some of our answers during the panel. And if not, there will probably be plenty of new footage to enjoy.Carnival Row (Ballroom 20, 4:45pm-5:45pm): Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming fantasy series sure looks provocative with its Victorian fantasy world and refugee fantasy characters. But will it prove fantasy is here to stay in the battle between premium content streaming services? If not, at least fans of Orlando Bloom will get a chance to swoon when he appears on stage alongside co-star Cara Delevingne, David Gyasi, Tamzin Merchant, Travis Beacham, and executive producer Marc Guggenheim.Q A With Nathan Fillion and Alexi Hawley (Horton Grand Theater, 6:00pm-7:00pm): The Gaslamp District’s movie theater will play host to this discussion between Firefly and Castle star Nathan Fillion and his friend/collaborator Alexi Hawley. We know from experience that Fillion is a great interview and fans should probably line up early for this as it is an off-site event.What We Left Behind: Star Trek: DS9 (Room 32AB, 7:00pm-8:00pm): Star Trek: Deep Space Nine showrunner Ira Steven Behr, filmmaker David Zappone, and DS9 cast members Andrew Robinson, Aron Eisenberg, and Penny Johnson Jerald will discuss Zappone’s documentary about the second Star Trek spinoff and its odd place in the franchise’s history. The panel will also feature material not seen in the film’s theatrical releases. This is a must-see for all Niners at Comic-Con.World Premiere of Batman: Hush (Ballroom 20, 7:15pm-9:15pm): DC Universe Animated Movies continue to prove creatively and financially successful, and Batman: Hush will likely continue the tradition. It adapts the tale by Brian Azzarello and Jim Lee in which someone known as Hush has figured out Batman’s identity and uses Bruce Wayne’s greatest weaknesses against the Dark Knight. Is Hush someone from Bruce’s past or an established villain who finally put the pieces together? Voice actors like Jason O’Mara and Jennifer Morrison will also be on hand to discuss the film.(Photo by Netflix)MUST SEE OF THE DAY: The Witcher: A Netflix Original Series (Hall H, 2:15pm-3:15pm): We’ve been pretty excited about Netflix upcoming The Witcher television series since it was announced, and we’re going to assume a trailer will debut sometime during the hour. And though not yet confirmed, we imagine star Henry Cavill will put in an appearance.Saturday, July 20Let’s face it, Saturday is going to be about the Marvel Studios panel in Hall H at 5:15pm. If you’re planning to stay in the hall all day to secure your seat, you’ll also get sneak peeks at the next year of Star Trek – which includes the upcoming Star Trek: Picard – and Westworld’s upcoming third season. You will also see the annual Animation Show of Shows and Woman Who Kick Ass panels before the main event. If you still have some energy left afterwards, Kevin Smith will close out Saturday with the debut of the Jay Silent Bob Reboot trailer. Meanwhile, in Ballroom 20, The CW is bringing most of its Superhero shows to San Diego throughout the day. But if that isn’t your taste or the Hall H line makes you quake with fear, consider these alternatives.(Photo by Colleen Hayes/NBC)NBC’s The Good Place (Indigo Ballroom, 12:00pm-12:50pm): Stars Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, D Arcy Carden, and Manny Jacinto – along with executive producers Michael Schur and Drew Goddard – will talk a little bit about the program’s upcoming fourth and final season. Will our heroes finally make it into The Good Place?The Expanse (Indigo Ballroom, 1:00pm-1:50pm): Consider it something of a victory lap. The stars and producers behind The Expanse gather to talk about their remarkable transfer to Amazon Prime Video and what Season 4 has in store for Belters and the like. If you love this series, this is probably the panel you don’t want to miss.Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Panel (Room 6BCF, 2:45pm-3:45pm): Modern Sesame Street puppeteers Sonia Manzano, Matt Vogel, Eric Jacobson, and Ryan Dillon, along with Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, gather to talk about the show’s history and future. And considering the puppeteers will have their characters on hand, expect the Count, Grover, Maria, and Elmo to drop by. This one is totally for con-goers with kids or affection for the Sesame Street Muppets.Snowpiercer On TBS (Indigo Ballroom, 3:00pm-3:50pm): Snowpiercer has had a long road from French graphic novel to film and, finally, to television. But after many delays, it is ready to debut on TBS. Join stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, Steven Ogg and executive producer/showrunner Graeme Manson as they offer a first look at the series set aboard a perpetually moving train.(Photo by Jay Maidment / © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)MUST SEE OF THE DAY: Marvel Studios Presentation (Hall H, 5:15pm-6:45): This is the main event. After taking the last couple of years off from Comic-Con, Marvel Studios returns to release some information about Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We think you can expect first-look footage from Black Widow, casting announcements for The Eternals and Shang-Chi, and maybe even confirmations about Phase 4 release dates. Since previous Marvel Studios Hall H panels included actors appearing in costume, we suspect Benedict Cumberbatch will don his Doctor Strange robes and use the mystic arts to reveal something about that film’s upcoming sequel. We’re also going to assume the presentation will be movies only, with Marvel Studios holding back details about their various Disney+ limited series until the D23 convention in August.Sunday, July 21If you have any energy left from Saturday’s marathon, Sunday at Comic-Con offers a few key presentations and a lot of interesting curios. Formerly known as Children’s Day, it also offers a lot of programming geared toward younger geeks, such as IDW’s Comics for Kids! panel at 10:30am in Room 23ABC. But if you’re more of a media consumer, we expect these will be the panels you’re looking for:Ryan FujitaniRiverdale (Hall H, 11:45am-12:45pm): It has now become a tradition for the Riverdale gang to assemble in Hall H for a sneak peek of the upcoming season. Will their attempts to have a “normal” senior year be undone by the specter of the past, evil fathers, and their own actions? Series stars and producers will be on hand to answer questions and, occasionally, evade revealing too much about the show.Star Trek Eyewitness: An Hour With 1964 Pilot Director Robert Butler (Room 29AB, 12:00-1:00pm): If you’re a Trekkie, this might be the most important hour of the weekend. Trekland Live brings Robert Butler – director of the original Star Trek pilot episode “The Cage” – to Comic-Con for a chat about those early days of the series, his involvement in some of the iconography still with us today, and his reaction to the use of “Cage” characters in Star Trek: Discovery. It should be a fascinating discussion for those involved with Trek or interested in television of the 1960s.(Photo by Frank Ockenfells III/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network)MUST SEE OF THE DAY: Supernatural (Hall H, 10:30am-11:30am): Throughout the years, Supernatural’s annual Comic-Con appearance has been filled with remarkable moments and surprises. And considering this is their last Hall H appearance, we expect emotions will be heightened and the surprises all the more, er, surprising. While there will be some talk about the upcoming 15th and final season, the hour promises to be something of a retrospective as well.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
亚博竞彩官网 (Photo by Andrew Macpherson / TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved, Courtesy: Everett Collection) Everybody lies. As simple a statement as those two words are, they form the credo of Gregory House, the curmudgeonly antihero doctor who made Hugh Laurie a household name and central figure in House, Fox s highly successful medical procedural that ran from 2004 to 2012.House was not a likable guy. And yet, as much as the genius physician went out of his way to break rules, insult colleagues, put patients in danger, and feed into his own deeply troubled psyche — while masking his personal problems with a candy-popping Vicodin habit — there was an addictive quality in watching the man work. It s been 15 years since the show s premiere changed the face of medical dramas. Sure, the genre has continued to thrive on the small screen, but Gregory House MD was truly TV s last great doctor.His disruptive, manipulative nature intrigued us. He lured us in by flouting convention and putting his position and that of his colleagues in jeopardy, until finally that moment of epiphany promised by every episode locked us in and made us embrace this misunderstood medical madman.It s common knowledge that Dr. House was inspired, in part, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s Sherlock Holmes. Aside from the similarities in their last names and addresses — House lived at 221B which was a direct shout-out to Holmes residence on Baker Street — both men carried with them a distaste for the general public. Instead, they were driven by investigative motivations. Holmes was a detective out to solve the most dastardly bizarre crimes; House was a doctor by label, but at the character s core, he was a medical detective. The criminals he fought were every crazy infectious disease that crossed his path.(Photo by Larry Watson / © FOX / Courtesy Everett Collection)Tapping into the Sherlock Holmes mythos was a winning formula for show creator David Shore. Not only does the dynamic between the chaotic internal workings of the famous detective provide engaging entertainment when met with his external brilliance, Sherlock is an iconic figure who continues to be explored in a variety of television programs to this day — from BBC s cutting-edge Sherlock to CBS s detective procedural Elementary.But what if Sherlock Holmes worked in the medical field, a realm where a calming bedside manner and unrequited trust dictate an unspoken, yet expected, relationship between the doctor and the patient? House explored the answer to that question for eight seasons, and the deeper we dug into Gregory s complex character story, the more audiences stayed on the hook.As much as we loved to watch Dr. House exercise his biting wit and insulting personality to each and every person whose path he crossed, however, a glimpse of the misunderstood hero would randomly shine through his harsh exterior. His patients knew they were in good hands. House saw through the dishonesty of both the people he saved and the corporate overlords he served, while always searching for the ultimate truth buried inside every life-threatening riddle he and his team encountered.(Photo by Michael Becker / TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved, Courtesy: Everett Collection)Of course, the man would have been nothing without the core group of physicians he turned to on a regular basis for support. From neurologist Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps) and intensive care physician Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer) to immunologist Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) and Olivia Wilde s rebellious Thirteen, House regularly turned to others for assistance in solving the mysterious problem of the week. And that just adds to the character s allure. Because as much as his genius would regularly astound his colleagues and viewers alike, there was a very real theme of fail until you succeed that they faced on a daily basis.Dr. House was an antihero, but at the end of the day, he was still a hero. His goal was to fix the disease, not the patient. But when you add in the regular bits of failure that would enter into his professional and personal life — the ongoing will they/won t they between him and Dr. Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein), for example — added a welcome layer of humanity to him. The average viewer may dream of being on the same intellectual playing field as the man, but seeing the faults in the star doctor suddenly gave us all someone we could relate to, as well.Dr. Gregory House didn t always get it right. The show had its fair share of episodes where, by the end, a patient s life was lost. As much as the medical procedural formula can be wrought with fairy-tale components that reassure viewers that everything will be all right, House always gave us a little wake-up call here and there, reminding us that fairy tales don t belong in the operating room.(Photo by Andrew Macpherson / TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved, Courtesy: Everett Collection)It s been seven years since the program ended, and since then, a few networks have tried to fill the void Dr. House left. Some have come close, too. Take The Good Doctor, for instance: ABC s heartwarming medical drama was created by House s David Shore. The new drama, which stars Freddie Highmore as a doctor with autism, has achieved a fair share of success and was even called the inverted version of House by The AV Club s Alex McLevy.The era of the TV antihero has all but come and gone. The narrative pendulum has swung back into a territory ripe with feel-good stories. And as popular as the medical procedural genre continues to be, with the long-running soap opera drama of Grey s Anatomy, for one, providing small-screen comfort food to the masses, there s a wonder if another Dr. House will ever grace our screens again.Whatever misunderstood genius medical practitioner grabs our attention next will have some big shoes to fill, however. House the most popular TV doctor in the world, and Hugh Laurie was named the most-watched man on television by the Guinness Book of World Records. He may have been inspired by Sherlock Holmes, but Dr. Gregory House was one in a million.House is available to stream with an Amazon Prime subscription or to rent or own on FandangoNOW, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, and Microsoft Store.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
nny and A Penny for Your Thoughts productions.“I’m really excited to bring my point of view to late-night television and have felt nothing but support creatively from HBO and A Penny For Your Thoughts,” Jay said. “So everyone wear your mask and vote so I can make my TV show! Thaaaanks!”Jay, who has appeared on Broad City and Nobodies, released her first comedy special, 3 in the Morning, on Netflix in August.Lorne Michaels Producing New Musical Comedy Series with SNL Stars for Apple TV+(Photo by courtesy Apple TV+/Krista Schlueter (Kristin Chenoweth), Cliff Lipson/CBS (Keegan-Michael Key), Robb Klassen (Ariana DeBose), Steve Vaccariello (Alan Cumming), Martina Tolot (Dove Cameron), Catherine Opie (Fred Armisen), Fer Piña (Jaime Camil))And more Saturday Night Live-related news this week, the week of the seminal comedy series’ 46th season premiere: SNL papa Lorne Michaels is executive producing a still-untitled musical comedy for Apple TV+ that will feature SNL-ers Cecily Strong and Fred Armisen, as well as Keegan-Michael Key, Alan Cumming, Jane Krakowski, Kristen Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Jaime Camil, and Ann Harada.The series, created by Despicable Me writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, will revolve around a couple who goes backpacking to spice up the relationship. They find themselves in an initially charming town where everyone acts like they’re in a 1940s musical, and find they can’t leave until they find true love.Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) will direct the series, while Strong will also serve as a producer on the show, and Paul will be the series showrunner and write all the original music. The series is set to debut next year.And in yet one more bit of SNL news – perhaps the best SNL news ever – every episode of every season of the show is now streaming on Peacock. Every. Single. Episode. Which one will you look up first?NEW TRAILERS: Borat Returns!Very nice! Amazon Prime Video has picked up the next Borat movie, specifically, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Sacha Baron Cohen, Oscar nominated for writing on 91% Certified Fresh film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, returns to the role that cultivates enemies for the actor worldwide.More trailers and teasers released this week:• Big Sky is David E. Kelley’s mystery drama about the disappearance of two sisters who were kidnapped by a truck driver, and the private detectives and cops fighting over the investigation. Starring Ryan Phillippe, Kylie Bunbury, Katheryn Winnick, and John Carroll Lynch. Premieres Nov. 17 (ABC)• Fear the Walking Dead season 6 stars Lennie James, Garrett Dillahunt, Colman Domingo, and Alycia Debnam-Carey, Jenna Elfman, Austin Amelio, and Colby Minafie. Premieres Oct. 11 (AMC)• Belushi is R.J. Cutler’s documentary about the late, great Saturday Night Live, Animal House, and Blues Brothers star John Belushi. Premieres Nov. 22 (Showtime)• Supernatural, the series’ 15th and final season, starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, premieres Oct. 8 (The CW)• His House is a horror movie about a couple who escape war-torn Sudan, only to find their new British home is filled with evil. Stars Wunmi Mosaku, and Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, and Matt Smith and premieres on Oct. 30 (Netflix)• Supermarket Sweep is a remake of the classic ‘90s game show, this time hosted by Leslie Jones. Premieres Oct. 18 (ABC)• Holidate is a romantic comedy about two strangers who agree to be each other’s regular plus-one for holiday events so their friends and families will stop trying to matchmake for them. Starring Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Frances Fisher, and Kristin Chenoweth, premieres on Oct. 28 (Netflix)• Vampires vs. The Bronx is a comedy horror movie about a group of teenagers who are forced to protect their NYC neighborhood when it’s invaded by vampires. Stars Method Man, Chris Redd, Jaden Michael, Shea Whigham, and The Kid Mero and premieres on Oct. 2 (Netflix)• David Byrne’s American Utopia is a filmed version of the titular musician’s 2019 Broadway show, featuring his music and directed and produced by Spike Lee. Premieres Oct. 17 (HBO Max)• Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, season 1, is a CGI series based on the Resident Evil game series and starring Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy. Premieres in 2021 (Netflix)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.CASTING: Hamilton Star Renée Elise Goldsberry Is Starring in Girls5eva, Tina Fey’s Pop Star Comedy at Peacock(Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IFP)Grammy and Tony Award-winning Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry will star in the upcoming Peacock comedy Girls5eva, from Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and Meredith Scardino. Goldsberry will join previously announced star Sara Bareilles in the story of a one-hit-wonder girls group from the ‘90s who try for comeback.Mahershala Ali, Angela Davis, T.T. Harris, Mimi Jones, Ledisi, Greg Alverez Reid, Nate Smith, Olivia Washington, and Ta-Nahesi Coates have joined the cast of the HBO adaptation of Coates’ Between the World and Me, which will premiere on Nov. 21. The cast already includes Angela Bassett, Jharrel Jerome, Joe Morton, Wendell Pierce, and Oprah Winfrey.Tom Sturridge is reportedly the leading contender for the title role in the Netflix series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel The Sandman. (Collider)Dwayne Johnson and NBC have set the cast for Young Rock, the network’s Johnson-produced comedy about his formative years. Adrian Groulx will play the 10-year-old Dwayne, Bradley Constant will play the 15-year-old Dwayne, and Uli Latukefu will play him from 18-20, when he is being recruited to play football on a scholarship at the University of Miami. Adult cast members include Stacey Leilua as Johnson’s mom, Joseph Lee Anderson as his dad (wrestling legend Rocky Johnson), and Ana Tuisila as his grandma. The show is scheduled to premiere in 2021.Lisa Edelstein will join the cast of 9-1-1: Lone Star, playing Gwyneth, the ex-wife of Rob Lowe’s Owen Strand. The actress played Lowe’s love interest on The West Wing. (Deadline)Basil Eidenbenz will play Eskel in the second season of Netflix’s The Witcher, taking over for Thue Ersted Rasmussen, who had to drop out of the role because of scheduling conflicts caused by the pandemic.Gotham star Alex Morf will return to Gotham City to reprise his role as villain Victor Zsasz in Season 2 of The CW’s Batwoman. (EW)The Resident star Erinn Westbrook is joining the cast of Riverdale, where she’ll play Pop Tate’s ambitious granddaughter, Tabitha, who wants to take over Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe and franchise it. (Deadline)Scrubs star Judy Reyes and ER star Parminder Nagra will guest star as – what else – doctor colleagues of Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) on the Season 7 premiere of Black-ish. (EW)PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT: Conan The Barbarian Live-Action Series Set for Netflix(Photo by Universal Pictures)Netflix is developing a live-action TV series about Conan the Barbarian, the character created by writer Robert E. Howard, and played on the big-screen by Arnold Schwarzenegger (pictured). Netflix has the rights to create Conan movies and TV series, live-action and animated. No cast, writers, showrunner, or directors are yet attached to the project. (Deadline)Another movie being developed as a series: A Fistful of Dollars, the spaghetti Western that launched Clint Eastwood’s film career. Mark Gordon Pictures is behind the adaptation, which doesn’t have a home yet, but Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman is in talks to pen it. The movie, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo, revolves around Eastwood’s “Man With No Name,” who arrives in a violent town and uses his brains to trick the local thugs to destroy each other. Eastwood played the same role in two other movies, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, so there should be plenty of material for the series. (Deadline)Hilary Clinton is developing an anthology drama for The CW, with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. The Woman’s Hour will be based on author Elaine Weiss’s book, The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, and will shed light on the ferocious battle to ratify the 19th Amendment, the 100th anniversary of which was commemorated in August. Each season of the series would celebrate individuals responsible for changing that history.ABC is developing two drama series with Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. Acts of Crime is a “unique spin” on crime procedurals, written and directed by Esmail with Esmail and Esmail Corp’s Chad Hamilton as executive producers. The other series is known only as “Untitled CDC Project.” Both shows are set up at NBCUniversal’s UCP studio.New Disney+ Feature Allows Socially-Distanced Watch Parties(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)Perfect for Mulan and Hamilton watch parties during the socially-distanced holidays: like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video, Disney+ now has a watch party feature. Called GroupWatch, which allows users of the streaming service to sync up the same program and watch together.A First Look at the New Batwoman in Costume View this post on Instagram Look out, Gotham, I m suited up and ready to go But just wait until Ryan Wilder puts her own spin on the Batsuit. @cwbatwomanA post shared by Javicia Leslie (@javicia) on Sep 25, 2020 at 6:02pm PDT 《神武4》手游好上手吗？新手入坑有没有什么技巧？更新：一年多没玩了，不知道为啥总有些删除的评论，也看不到是啥，肯定不是啥好话。沉溺游戏的也没啥对错可言，自己开心就好。―――更新
There are certain faces who are iconic to the second-wave feminist movement from the 20th century. Ms. magazine co-founder Gloria Steinem, with her aviator glasses and her outspoken views on relationships and birth control, is a hero to many. Betty Friedan’s book, The Feminine Mystique, was, arguably, the pin in the movement’s explosive grenade.And then there’s Phyllis Schlafly. Schlafly used all the techniques that these women did to get her voice heard, such as publishing her own newsletter and speaking eloquently to the masses and to legislators about her agenda. She, too, was routinely undermined and pushed aside by those with more power who thought they knew better. But the difference is that she was working for the other side, arguing against the Equal Rights Amendment and for sticking points like “family values”; she is, therefore, not remembered as favorably by feminists as her counterparts.So it’s an interesting choice that the new Hulu miniseries Mrs. America — which premieres the first three episodes on April 15 — will tell the story of the people of this era with Schlafly as an entry point, documenting her own struggles for acceptance in a man’s world, while also looking at the dichotomy of how (and at who’s cost) she achieved recognition.(Photo by Sabrina Lantos/FX)“As a writer, I like the challenge of getting inside the mind of a character who is completely different from me and who, ideologically, I completely oppose,” creator and showrunner Dahvi Waller (Mad Men) told Rotten Tomatoes about her series, which features an all-star cast that includes Cate Blanchett as Schlafly, Rose Byrne as Steinem, Tracey Ullman as Friedan, and Uzo Aduba as politician Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress and the first black candidate to receive a major party s nomination for U.S. president.“I do want the audience to be rooting for Phyllis, certainly at the beginning,” because, she said, “if we re going to understand women like Phyllis, who had quite a bit of influence on the polarization of the country, then we have to understand her appeal.”Women who had worked with Schlafly, who died in 2016, told Waller that she had been their Joan or Arc. But, both on the show and in real life, Schlafly used contradictory rhetoric, telling her followers to stay home and be with their husbands and children while she left hers to tour the country.“She’s such a polarizing figure and quite contradictory, but it’s undeniable that she’s a contemporary woman who’s really changed the course … of the American political landscape,” Blanchett told Rotten Tomatoes and others during a phone conference. “And I think she did that by shifting the language. She really did move the notion of anti-abortion, which then became pro-life, as a central plank into the Republican party and labeled everything ‘pro-American’ and ‘pro-family’ and characterized the feminist movement as being anti-family.”(Photo by Pari Dukovic/FX)Mrs. America concentrates on a timeline starting in 1971, when Schlafly got involved in striking down the ERA, to when Waller says Schlafly completed “her greatest goal, which was to be appointed to [the] Reagan cabinet.” It is also not a straight historical biopic and comes with a disclaimer. Still, all language and events are taken from documented speeches or biographies, including Schlafly’s penchant for fudging the truth; in one instance in the series, she tells her husband, Fred — played by John Slattery — that she was accepted to Harvard Law School, even though the institution didn’t accept women until some years later.The series is also careful with potentially libelous material, such as not outwardly stating that Schlafly was a racist, because the writers and researchers couldn’t find any documented evidence of such views beyond innuendos and rumors that she was a member of the John Birch Society. They also didn’t speak with movement leaders who are still alive, like Steinem, or speak with family members.(Photo by Sabrina Lantos/FX)It’s also hard to ignore the parallels between the era in which Mrs. America is set and today’s political climate. In the show’s third episode, Chisholm is urged repeatedly to drop out of the Democratic race for president lest they risk splitting a vote and giving the White House to the Republicans — not unlike the threats lobbed at senators and 2020 presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders.“One of the reasons you want to focus particularly on the four days in the  convention was because it had so many parallels to today and that tension within the Democratic party between pragmatism and idealism,” Waller told Rotten Tomatoes. “Should you go for what you believe to be right and true? Or do you go for what you think you can get? You know, that is still so relevant today.”Similarly, she says it was important to include Republican faces in the feminist movement, such as Jill Ruckelshaus (played by Elizabeth Banks), as a reminder that the women s movement used to be bipartisan and that there were a lot of Republican feminists leaders. Other people, like Brenda Feigen-Fasteau (played by Ari Graynor) may not have been major players in a miniseries just about the feminist movement, but Waller and her team found her important to include because she and her husband debated the Schlaflys.(Photo by FX on Hulu)All of this may make it seem puzzling why, given her ambition, Schlafly didn’t seem to publicly acknowledge how much the ERA – which set out to given equal protection to all U.S. citizens regardless of gender — would have helped her.Blanchett says Schlafly grew up in a household where her mother was the breadwinner, but her frequently-unemployed father was still considered the patriarch and that she used to say of Fred that he “saved her from the life of a working girl.”“I think that she had a foundational understanding that she needed to be able to take care of herself; that she needed to be incredibly capable and able to earn a living should she be abandoned should be left alone,” Blanchett said of the mother of six. “So she was always the most overqualified person in the room.”This isn’t to say that one cannot learn anything from Schlafly — or her tactics.“The thing that Phyllis did identify, perhaps more roundly and more realistically than the feminists [at that time], is that in order to reach equality, certain white men power are going to have to share their privileges,” Blanchett said, adding that “she knew which side she was going to stand on.”Mrs. America launches on Wednesday, April 15 on Hulu.