科蒂克说到，这次研发的魔兽世界手游，将会以免费的模式面向大家，玩家期待的免费时代也终将到来。这也意味着，很多已经转向了手游的玩家，将再次迎来熟悉的魔兽世界。而魔兽世界手游，可能也会按照手游玩家碎片化的游戏习惯，做出大量的玩法调整。 (Photo by Universal Pictures)What s better than a love story set against the backdrop of the holiday season? How about 10 interconnected love stories set against the backdrop of the holiday season, populated by an A-list ensemble cast and directed by the man who brought us charmers like Four Weddings and a Funeral and Bridget Jones s Diary? Thanks to Richard Curtis and stars like Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Laura Linney, and many more, 2003 s Love Actually has bred a generation of adoring fans who count the film among their regularly scheduled holiday programming. That said, the movie s collection of romances has inspired no small amount of criticism over the years, and not just from joyless Grinch types, either. Some of the characterizations and relationships portrayed are, let s say, questionable in nature, and for some, no amount of cheeky Christmas-themed cheer is going to cut through that.Of course, this means it s up to us and you to settle another Christmas movie debate here on RT. Is Love Actually a modern Christmas classic, or is it just a problematic mess of a film? We present an argument representing each side of the debate from a passionate RT staffer, but it s up to you to make the call. Read on and vote below!Yes, Love Actually Is All Around!(Photo by Universal Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)Let’s first get this out of the way: Love Actually is at times terrible, actually. And it is, almost all the time, problematic. We will not go point-for-point refuting the online thinkpieces that break down all the ways it is so, because we agree. Does it fat-shame Martine McCutcheon’s Natalie and Aurelia’s sister (a.k.a. “Miss Dunkin’ Donut 2003” and woman no one could ever possibly marry)? Abso-bloody-lutely. Is Andrew Lincoln’s Mark really just a terribly dressed stalker? Yes: Call Scotland Yard! Does just about every thread contain some iffy, arguably misogynistic undertones? Kinda, actually.But here’s the thing: as the Internet has taught us, all your faves are problematic – but that doesn’t mean we have to cancel them in their entirety. Rather, as Molly Ringwald showed in her recent essay for the New Yorker on The Breakfast Club, enlightenment allows us to grapple with past pop culture, to criticize and dissect it and call out its failings, even as we remain attached to elements of it. These things are complex. Because for all the glaring issues with Love, Actually, the movie has huge globs of earnest heart (we’ve all been as lovesick as Sam), soaring moments of joy (spontaneous wedding performance!), and Emma Freaking Thompson giving us all the feels. Plus Bill Nighy. Plus the nude couple. Plus “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Plus Mr. Bean. And on and on. And most of all, it makes a sh ton of people happy as hell every December – people of all backgrounds and shapes. Should we consign it to the trash, like so much torn-up wrapping paper? To do so would be to deny people their annual Love, Actually pleasure, and to shut down the exact kinds of healthy conversations about art that have led the world to reassess its merits.No, It s a Festering Turd(Photo by Universal Pictures)Before anyone starts pointing fingers, it’s not feminism that made Love Actually unsexy. It’s the film’s own misunderstandings of romance and attraction that make it problematic and, in many ways, revolting. Despite what Love Actually tries to tell you, it’s not cute to stalk your best friend’s beau, or your secretary (or your boss), or your housekeeper. Nor is it romantic to objectify your crush, or funny to fat-shame anyone. Also, it’s absolutely uncool to shame men for having emotions. (The next person to call anyone a “sissy” is getting coal in their stocking.)“Who do you have to screw around here to get a cup of tea and a chocolate biscuit?” is an actual line spoken by the Prime Minister in Love Actually. But never fear, his assistant is right around the corner to answer his demands for snacks! Later, he goes to her house to profess his love for her — but “he” is Hugh Grant, so it’s… supposedly less creepy? (Hint: It’s still inappropriate; he’s her boss.)And don’t even get me started on the British boy seeking a “good shag” in the United States. Maybe Love Actually was trying to make a point about hyper-sexualization in American media (British pot, meet American kettle), but in order to pose such a critique, it would have had to actually be critical. Instead, it lets predatory men gawk at cardboard women — stand-ins for women with professional lives and actual personalities — over and over again. It’s meant to be funny, but again, it’s just cringeworthy.Love Actually so desperately tries to create endearing plots for each of its celebrated cast members that it reduces each of them to outdated, now-embarassing tropes. Love Actually is no classic; it’s a relic of problematic rom-coms past.
英雄联盟手游在国内还未上线就取得如此关注度，这首先来自于玩家们对英雄联盟手游本身的认可，从游戏的质量、知名度，到具体的画面细节、还原程度，都可以看出玩家们是相当信任产品的，并且肯定会在第一时间去体验试玩。BoB天博Before The Sandman Comes to Netflix, It’s Coming to Audible as a Podcast SeriesEager for The Sandman series to make its debut? Aren’t we all! To tide us over for Neil Gaiman s Netflix series adaptation, Audible’s scripted The Sandman podcast series premieres on July 15 with a serious lineup of talent: James McAvoy stars in the title role of Morpheus/Dream, while Kat Dennings stars as Death, Justin Vivian Bond as Desire, Miriam Margolyes as Despair, and Michael Sheen as Lucifer, along with a stellar expanded cast that includes Riz Ahmed, Arthur Darvill, Taron Egerton, William Hope, Josie Lawrence, Samantha Morton, Bebe Neuwirth, and Andy Serkis.Gaiman and longtime audio collaborator Dirk Maggs share executive producer credit for the series, while Maggs is also the director and writer for the project.Dr. Anthony Fauci Will Be the Focus of Outliers Anthology Series HBO Max Is Developing(Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)HBO Max is developing an anthology series, Outliers, based on the Malcolm Gladwell bestselling book and produced by Brian Grazer. The series will focus its first season on Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who has become a national celebrity during the pandemic.A mix of historical drama and biopic, Outliers would focus on a different subject each season, much like the Genius series Grazer also co-produces for the National Geographic Channel.For the Fauci season, Outliers will follow the story of how Fauci has been one of the leading voices during the pandemic, and how he has been an adviser to six presidents on issues of Ebola, global health, and, most notably, HIV/AIDS.The season would be based largely on New Yorker writer Michael Specter’s April 2020 profile, “How Anthony Fauci Became America’s Doctor.”New Trailers Videos: The Boys Reveals Opening Scene of Season 2The Boys offered a Friday treat with the first 3 minutes of video from its new season coming September 4. For the latest details on the release, read more of Everything We Know About The Boys Season 2. Foundation, season 1, sci-fi drama starring Jared Harris and Lee Pace (Apple TV+)The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, season 2, starring Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning (TNT)Stateless, a limited drama series, co-created by Cate Blanchett and starring Blanchett, Yvonne Strahovski, and Dominic West (Netflix)Little Voice, season 1, a romantic dramedy starring Brittany O’Grady, with songs by Sara Bareilles and produced by J.J. Abrams (Apple TV+)Muppets Now, season 1, the new Muppets series starring Kermit and Miss Piggy (Disney+)Lucifer, season 5, starring Tom Ellis (Netflix)The Handmaid s Tale, season 4, starring Elisabeth Moss (Hulu)Unsolved Mysteries, season 1, a reboot of the true crime series (Netflix)P-Valley, season 1, a drama about a small-town strip club, starring Brandee Evans (Starz)Close Enough, season 1, an animated adult comedy, starring Jason Mantzoukas and Danielle Brooks (HBO Max)Expecting Amy, a three-part documentary about Amy Schumer’s dramatic pregnancy while on a national comedy tour and preparing to tape a comedy special (HBO Max)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.Casting News: Comedy Central Picks Up Daria Spin-off Jodie, Starring Tracee Ellis Ross(Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)Tracee Ellis Ross will lead the cast of Jodie, the spin-off of the 1997-2002 MTV animated series Daria. Jodie revolves around Jodie Landon, Daria’s Lawndale High pal who is about to graduate from college and begin her adult life. The series, picked up by Comedy Central, was created by Insecure writer and actress Grace Edwards, who will be the series’ head writer. Ross will also serve as an executive producer of the show, which will “satirize workplace culture, Gen Z struggles, and the artifice of social media … and (with) a wicked sense of humor, Jodie will shine a light on the personal and professional issues young Black women face today.”To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star Lana Condor will star in Moonshot, the Greg Berlanti-produced sci-fi-themed romantic comedy in development at HBO Max. The series revolves around a futuristic Mars that has been colonized by what is considered the best humans. Condor will play Sophie, a college student who teams up with a fellow student to sneak onto a shuttle to Mars so the two can be reunited with their significant others.Game of Thrones and Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Jessica Henwick will star in a comedy called Nancy Wu Does It. Amazon Prime won the bidding war for the show, about an Asian American YA novelist (Henwick), who suddenly finds herself transported into one of her books and is forced to work with the main character – who she now hates – to solve a mystery. Henwick will also co-write series, described as “Pleasantville meets Nancy Drew.Little Fires Everywhere star Jade Pettyjohn has joined the cast of David E. Kellley’s ABC fall thriller series Big Sky. She will play Grace, who, along with her sister, is kidnapped by a truck driver along a highway, setting off the central case of the series. Kylie Bunbury, John Carroll Lynch, Ryan Phillippe, and Katheryn Winnick also star.Prepare to see a whole lot of Martha Stewart back on TV. She is not only returning as a judge on Food Network’s Chopped when the show returns with new episodes, but she will host a holiday-themed show on the network this year, and, on HGTV, she will check off items on her to-do list of outdoor projects at her Connecticut farm on her new series Martha Knows Best.Alicia Keys will host Kids, Race, and Unity: A Nick News Special, an hour-long June 29 show with Black Lives Matter leaders answering questions from kids and sparking conversations about race, inclusivity, and the experiences of Black children. Among the guests: Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi; Antiracist Baby author Ibram X. Kendi; and Teens4Equality founders Jade Fuller, Nya Collins, Zee Thomas, Kennedy Green, Emma Rose Smith, and Mikayla Smith.Johnny Depp will star as a bird named Johnny Puff in Puffins, a mobile short-form series in which a group of birds are the servants of a walrus named Otto. Two hundred and fifty five-minute episodes of the Italian cartoon will be made. (Variety)Julianne Moore will play a con artist among Manhattan’s billionaires in Sharper, a movie that is the latest collaboration between Apple and A24, the company behind Ramy and Uncut Gems.Development News: Cobra Kai Will Move to Netflix From YouTube for Season 3(Photo by YouTube Premium)YouTube’s loss is Netflix’s gain: Cobra Kai, the series spin-off of the Karate Kid movies, is moving from YouTube to Netflix for its upcoming third season. There’s no release date yet, but as part of the deal seasons 1 and 2 of the Billy Zabka–Ralph Macchio series will also stream on Netflix.The Comey Rule, Showtime’s miniseries adaptation of former FBI Director James Comey’s memoir that covers the controversial time post-2016 election, had been moved up. Instead of airing after the 2020 election, it will now premiere on Sunday, Sept. 27, and conclude the following night.Sports fans, good news: MLB returns! Or soon will, for a 60-game season that kicks off on July 23 or 24.Apple TV+ has given a straight-to-series order to The Afterparty, from Oscar and Golden Globe winners Chris Miller and Phil Lord (Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse and The Lego Movie). The series is a murder-mystery comedy set at a high school reunion afterparty. Each of the eight episodes will feature a retelling of the same night told through a different character’s perspective, each with its own unique visual format and film genre to match the teller’s personality.The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, which was originally scheduled to be released in movie theaters on Aug. 7, will now be released on premium VOD in 2021, and then moving to CBS All Access, along with all seasons of the SpongeBob series.Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are still scheduled to return as hosts, but the Golden Globe Awards, which usually air in January, have been rescheduled for Feb. 28 on NBC. That maintains the Globes’ tradition of airing before the Oscars, which have been scheduled for April 25 on ABC.Nickelodeon is developing a new Smurfs series, to launch on the network in 2021.Altered Carbon showrunner Alison Schapker is developing a fresh take on Hotel Del Luna, a 2019 hit drama in South Korea. Skydance Television is teaming with CJ ENM, the studio behind Oscar winner Parasite, for the series, which is “a spectacular visual fantasy grounded in a story about the importance of human connection, lost loves, and unfinished business,” says Skydance TV president Bill Bost.After Cinemax dropped out of the project as part of their pivot away from original programming, AMC has picked up the hit British crime thriller Gangs of London. AMC will air the first season of the series in the fall, and will co-produce the already greenlit second season. The critically-acclaimed series, which was the second biggest original drama launch of all time for Sky Atlantic in the U.K., revolves around the power vacuum that results when the head of the city’s most powerful crime family is killed. Colm Meaney and Michelle Fairley star.Crackle has announced a lineup of new original series, including two star vehicles that will launch in 2021. Flagrant is a drama set 20 years after a college basketball star (Michael Rappaport) was caught throwing a game and gambling on his own team. He left his Queens, New York hometown after the scandal, but is asked to return and fill in as a coach at the school that was the site of his disgrace decades earlier. Meanwhile, The Operative will star Craig T. Nelson as a retired intelligence op, John Straw, who was forced to end his career years earlier, but now comes out of retirement to try to warn the government about an impending attack on American soil.Salma Hayek, via her Ventanarosa production company, has signed a two-year first-look development deal with HBO Max.Sorry to Bother You writer and director Boots Riley shared on Instagram artwork, casting, and a few details about his upcoming “dark, absurd, hilarious, and important” TV series I’m a Virgo. The series will star When They See Us Emmy winner Jharrel Jerome, who will play a 13-foot-tall man who lives in Oakland. As we’re still haunted by Jerome’s outstanding performance in WTSU, we happily look forward to seeing him in this larger than life role. View this post on Instagram I have a show about a 13-ft tall Black man who lives in Oakland. It’s called I’m A Virgo. Jharrel Jerome is playing the lead. I’m doing this w Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res. We haven’t figured out the network/streamer. It’ll be dark, absurd, hilarious, and important. (This amazing artwork is by @folklaurel)A post shared by Boots Riley (@bootsriley) on Jun 22, 2020 at 9:01am PDT
Recommended: 10 Fresh Jessica Walter Movies and SeriesWalter’s storied career dated back to the early ’60s and was wide-ranging, boasting plum roles in everything from the classic Clint Eastwood thriller Play Misty for Me to the animated spy spoof Archer. “Even my leading ladies – you know, in air quotes – were characters,” she told ELLE in 2019. “They were not Miss Vanilla Ice Cream. They weren t holding the horse while John Wayne galloped into the sunset.”Lucille Bluth, her character that arguably most struck a chord with viewers, was certainly no different. And it’s to Walter’s immense credit that she was able to stand out in one of the best-cast comedies ever – if not downright own certain scenes. Here are a few times where she did just that.Klimpy’s BurnJust look at how Walter arches her eyebrows and closes her laminated menu after delivering “I don’t understand the question and I won’t respond to it,” one of the show’s most quotable one-liners. It practically screams: How dare you? Don t you know who I am? The Cost Of One Banana Here’s another scene that shows just how out-of-touch Lucille is. “I mean it’s one banana, Michael. What could it cost? Ten dollars?” Lucille asks. When her son Michael (Jason Bateman) calls her out on her ignorance, Walters gives a curt “I don’t have time for this” while dismissively shaking her head in a way that wonderfully emphasizes her character’s entitlement.Gene ParmesanOne of the show s best running gags – and there are a bunch – is Lucille’s private detective Gene Parmesan (Martin Mull) surprising his employer by showing up in shoddy costumes. Walter’s squealing in body-shaking, unadulterated glee at these reveals are absolutely delightful – and account for some of the few moments when Lucille’s pleasure doesn’t come at someone else s expense.Air quotesWalter displays some ace physical-comedy chops here, air-quoting twice, vodka martini in hand spilling on the floor each time, totally incensed and unfazed.“Take it back!”Lucille interacting with servers – or anyone with a job, really – is always comic gold. But we’re partial to how Walter indignantly lashes out at one with this shrilly-delivered doozy: “If I wanted something your thumb touched, I’d eat the inside of your ear!”The WinkAnother running gag – there’s an excellent arc where Lucille mistakes a side-effect warning on her prescription as an invitation to get sloshed – sees Walter’s character doubling down on her attempt to be charming with Michael and coming off as absolutely ridiculous.Dismissing ArizonaI d rather be dead in California than alive in Arizona. pic.twitter.com/NRqCMTYOno Arrested Development (@bluthquotes) April 11, 2017“Well I’d rather be dead in California than alive in Arizona,” Lucille
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8.22.2 4月喜迎(Photo by DC Universe)With Friday’s episode of Titans, the members of the Doom Patrol not only made their live-action debut on DC Universe, but also teased their own upcoming eponymous series thanks to voice cameos from stars Brendan Fraser and Matt Bomer and an in-the-flesh appearance by co-star April Bowlby. Portrayed as a group of misfits sheltering fellow oddity Garfield Logan (Ryan Potter), the characters also distinguished themselves from the Titans cast thanks to their strange circumstances, humor, and a family dynamic Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) is far from cultivating.Who and what are the Doom Patrol? How far back does the group s DC Comics history go, and what does it say about the upcoming series? Read on for a primer on the world’s strangest heroes.Secret Origins(Photo by DC Universe)The Doom Patrol debuted as a strip in 1963 My Greatest Adventure #80, written by Arnold Drake and Bob Haney with art by Bruno Premiani. The initial four-member team was comprised of Rita Farr (a.k.a. Elasti-girl), an Olympic swimmer-turned-actor who can stretch to tremendous sizes after she is exposed to unusual volcanic gases; Cliff Steele (a.k.a. Robotman), a race car driver whose brain is saved after a car crash destroys his body; Larry Trainor (a.k.a. Negative Man), a test pilot whose body became negatively charged after exposure to radiation during a test-flight; and Dr. Niles Caulder (a.k.a. The Chief), a paraplegic genius and inventor who inspires the rest to use their augmented abilities for the greater good even as their conditions leave them outcast from a society which fears and hates them. If the premise reminds you of X-Men, which debuted two months after the first Doom Patrol strip, Drake always suspected Stan Lee somehow caught wind of his concept — though in his later years, he suggested they both reached for fruit from the same creative vineyard independently and simultaneously.While Drake s new superhero strip saved My Greatest Adventure from cancellation, the title was renamed Doom Patrol five issues later. In 1965 s Doom Patrol #99, Garfield Logan (a.k.a. Beast Boy) was introduced as the survivor of an experimental cure for a rare disease which gave him the ability to change into any animal. He remained with the group for a time before seeking his fortune in Hollywood and joining the Titans West.Doom Patrol itself survived another three years before its popularity declined and the book was finally cancelled. In response to the cancellation and his own anger toward DC at the time, Drake took the highly unusual step of killing off the team.A new team created by writer Paul Kupperburg — featuring a revived Robotman, a new Negative Woman, and Caulder’s previously unseen wife Celsius — emerged in 1977, but failed to capture the imagination of readers during an infamous downturn in DC s fortunes known as The DC Implosion. Ten years later, Kupperburg tried again with a third Doom Patrol team, but he was replaced in issue #18 by Grant Morrison. The new take on the team, which saw Robotman, the Chief, and Negative Man return with new additions like Crazy Jane — a woman with dissociative personality disorder and a superpower for each of her personas — and a mobile, conscious street known as Danny — yes, an actual sentient city street — is considered one of the definitive versions thanks to its surrealist adventures and reinvention of the Chief as the team’s ultimate enemy.After Morrison’s departure, writers including Rachel Pollack, John Arcrudi, John Byrne, and Keith Giffen took over Doom Patrol to varying degrees of success. In 2016, My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way revamped the concept for his DC Young Animal label. Featuring art by Nick Darrington, the new Doom Patrol went in new strange directions while honoring a lot of what came before — Robotman was present as ever while Danny became a world all his own.A Titans Debut(Photo by DC Universe)Much of Drake and Haney’s concept is on display within the Doom Patrol episode of Titans, with hints of Morrison s influence. Fraser gives Cliff a wistful tone as Rachel (Teagan Croft) describes her dinner to him. Bomer’s Negative Man is the definition of hip. Rita Farr (April Bowlby) tries her best to keep her studio-trained composure, but it is easy to see the cracks in her facade as her powers always seem to get the best of her. As a group, though, the strong bond between them is already on display. At this point in Titans own story, it is a welcome relief to see some superpowered beings acting as a family — but it also offers a tease of the dynamic viewers will eventually see on Doom Patrol.With the Chief, played in the episode by a menacing Bruno Bichir, Caulder’s seeming benevolence falls away pretty quickly. By the time he has Rachel strapped to a hospital bed, one is willing to believe he arranged the accidents that caused Cliff, Larry, and Rita to become super-powered oddities.Arguably the most important character to introduce here was Cliff. As a member of every Doom Patrol iteration, he is the de facto face of the whole concept. His condition — a human brain in a robot body — also makes him one of the easiest Doom Patrol characters to “get” and bond with. Luckily, Fraser voices the character as though he’d been playing Cliff for years, which is important as he will be playing Robotman for a long time to come.Doom Patrol 2019(Photo by DC Universe)That long time to come will begin next year with the arrival of DC Universe’s Doom Patrol series. Fraser, Bomer, and Bowlby return as their characters, but actors Jake Michaels and Dwain Murphy, who inhabited the Robotman and Negative Man suits, have been replaced by Riley Shanahan and Matthew Zuk. And in a move that may seem surprising, one key Doom Patrol member will have a new face when they make the leap to their own series: the Chief.In August, the streaming service announced that former James Bond, Timothy Dalton, would take over the Niles Caulder role. It is an inspired choice as Dalton is capable of both the compassion and menace Caulder can offer in equal measure. And after seeing Bichir’s take on the character, it makes sense to dial back Caulder to someone who would believably inspire the devotion Cliff, Larry, and Rita seem to have for the man.Plus there is a story point to be built from Caulder suddenly having a new personality, face, and accent: In the early Doom Patrol strips, the gang did not know the Chief s real name. Circumstances ultimately forced him to divulge these details, but it established Caulder s secretive tendencies. And what better way to establish the grandiose nature of the Chief s secretiveness on screen than for Cliff, Larry, and Rita to learn the man they thought gave them a home was nothing but a proxy?The group seems off to a fine start as Fraser, Bomer, and Bowlby offer the three key characters a lot of life. On the Doom Patrol series, Diane Guerrero will join them as Crazy Jane from Grant Morrison s run. The team will face off against Alan Tudyk’s Mr. Nobody, a character created by Drake for one issue but expanded upon by Morrison into a major team antagonist. The inclusion of the Morrison characters suggests the show will be more consciously absurd than their appearance on Titans would suggest, which would definitely be the right tone for this group. Additionally, missing Titan Cyborg (Jovian Wade) will give the Doom Patrol a mission that is difficult to refuse, but will completely alter their lives forever. The 13-episode series from longtime DC TV producer Greg Berlanti and Being Human s Jeremy Carver is expected to debut in February 2019.It is unclear, however, if Danny the Street will make his presence known.New episodes of Titans are released Fridays on DC Universe. Doom Patrol will premiere in 2019.
King of the Crop: Captain Marvel Vanquishes DoubtersDebbie DayWhen it comes to proving its worth among domestic audiences, Captain Marvel s numbers reveal the truth of this heroic box office tale; the Marvel movie s million Friday-to-Sunday take is the 17th best second weekend in history and the second best ever in March. The 6 million it amassed to date is the 19th best total for a film in its first 10 days. Does this mean 0 million is inevitable? Not quite, but the odds are very much in its favor given that 20 of the 24 films to gross over million in their second weekend reached the milestone. Only Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Alice In Wonderland, It, and 2016’s The Jungle Book came up short. Jordan Peele’s Us is likely to take the top spot next weekend, but anything above million will keep Marvel on track to become the seventh 0 million domestic grosser. It is already the 17th Marvel property to pass 0 million worldwide.Rotten Returns: Captive State Sets New Low For Focus(Photo by Focus Features)Just two weeks ago, Focus Features took Neil Jordan’s psycho-thriller, Greta, into over 2,400 theaters. The unfortunate result was the lowest opening weekend for a film released by the studio into a 2,000-plus screen launch. This week they released Rupert Wyatt’s million sci-fi thriller, Captive State into 2,548 theaters — only this time without screening its film for critics. Though it has scored just marginally lower (47%) than Greta (54%) on the Tomatometer, Captive State now owns Focus’ low-water mark for such a release with a .1 million start for just a ,240 per-theater average. That is the worst PTA for a wide release launch in the studio’s history and the eighth worst among all of their releases. The five worst PTA’s of 2018 in a 2,000-plus theater launch were: Life Itself (4), Gringo (,132), Action Point (,176), The Hurricane Heist (,259), and Early Man (,279). Replicas still owns that title in 2019 with a ,020 average.Top 10 and Beyond: Only Dragon a Success Among Animated Films(Photo by Universal Pictures)Leading the newbies this week was Paramount’s Wonder Park. The near 0 million production, which was started back in 2014, arrived without an official director’s credit (after the original one was fired due to complaints of inappropriate conduct against women). The studio was certainly hoping for more than a 30% Tomatometer score and a million start, putting it in league with film’s like Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga Hoole, which finished with just million and million, respectively. In other animated news, The Lego Movie 2 finally passed the 0 million line (the first film took nine days), but it is nevertheless also a bust for Warner Bros. with just 1 million worldwide; their biggest since 2017’s Justice League. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is anything but though for Universal, already into profit with over 6 million worldwide.CBS Films and Lionsgate’s release of weepie teen romance, Five Feet Apart (52% on the Tomatometer), made a very respectable .1 million. Not too shabby on just a million budget. Also making its way into profit for the studio is Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral, which, after 8 million in 17 days, is headed to become the third-highest-grossing film of his career. Back in 2016 Lionsgate and Pantelion opened No Manches Frida to .67 million. This weekend it opened No Manches Frida 2 to an estimated .89 million in just 472 theaters — or less than 19% of the theaters that Captive State played in.In other limited release news, the top PTA of the week went to Sony Classics’ The Mustang (95% Tomatometer score), which made ,000 on each of its four screens. Fox Searchlight’s The Aftermath (27% Tomatometer score) grossed ,500 for a ,500 average. That is just the 19th film in the studio’s history to register with less than 30% on the Tomatometer. The last was 2013’s Baggage Claim, with a 14% Tomatometer score, is one of only five films Searchlight released in over 2,000 theaters in its opening weekend. Neon’s documentary, Apollo 11 (100% Tomatometer score), expanded into 588 theaters and grossed another .22 million. It’s total stands at .54 million.This Time Last Year: Black Panther Gets Five-Peat(Photo by Marvel Studios)Black Panther remained on top of the charts for a fifth straight week in 2018. The Marvel film’s .6 million was just enough to knock back the debut of the rebooted Tomb Raider (.6 million). But one of the biggest box office successes of the year, I Can Only Imagine, opened in third place to .1 million. Love, Simon opened in fifth with .7 million. In milestone news, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle passed the 0 million mark and Peter Rabbit reached into 0 million territory. Armando Ianucci’s The Death of Stalin had the top per-theater-average (,797) in just 32 theaters. The Top 10 films grossed over 8.8 million and averaged 59.6% on the Tomatometer. This year’s top 10 grossed an estimated 8.2 million and averaged 59.5% on the Tomatometer. (No Manches Frida 2 currently does not have a score.)On the Vine: We Need To Talk About Us (Photo by Universal Pictures)Horror title Us, Jordan Peele’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning directorial debut Get Out, opened this year’s SXSW film festival to rapturous reviews. Currently sitting at 100% on the Tomatometer, can the new film maintain its perfect score over Get Out’s spectacular 98%? It is likely to surpass Get Out’s .4 million opening, but can it surpass its predecessor’s 6 million domestic total? Either way, Us is poised to become one of the most successful horror films of all time. Also on tap, Bleecker Street’s true-life terrorist drama, Hotel Mumbai, opens in limited release. It stands at 75% with critics.The Full Top 10: March 15-17Captain Marvel (2019) 79% – .30 million (6.21 million total)Wonder Park (2019) 34% – million ( million total)Five Feet Apart (2019) 53% – .15 million (.15 million total)How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) 90% – .34 million (5.64 million total)Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) 11% – .08 million (.06 million total)No manches Frida 2 (2019) 13% – .89 million (.89 million total)Captive State (2019) 44% – .16 million (.16 million total)The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) 84% – .13 million (1.31 million total)Alita: Battle Angel (2019) 61% – .90 million (.82 million total)Green Book (2018) 77% – .27 million (.62 million total)
(Photo by Jennifer Clasen/HBO)TV Shows That Celebrate Latino CultureHispanic actors have been part of the TV ecosystem practically since the medium was born, but it took Lucy s love of Ricky Ricardo in 1951 s I Love Lucy to highlight the intimate family life of a Latino character and help set aside a strict vaqueros-and-villains tradition of Latino characters on TV. Stereotypes still appear — these days more often as drug dealers and human traffickers — but TV has evolved so that representation is no longer simply superficial or disparaging.Take HBO s refreshingly surreal Los Espookys. Fred Armisen wanted to create a show that isn’t an explanation of Latino culture, that’s moving past the foreignness of it,” the former Saturday Night Live talent told The New York Times about the Spanish-language series he co-created with Julio Torres and Ana Fabrega for the U.S. television market.Los Espookys follows a group of friends who fake horror events for a living in an unidentified Latin American country. The show stars Torres, Fabrega, Cassandra Ciangherotti, and
at s happening, with one of the first film s screenwriters now working on the sequel. Aquaman director James Wan is on board as producer, but it s unclear as to whether he will also direct the sequel. Warner Bros didn t stop there, though, as they also hired two newbie screenwriters to work on a horror movie spinoff for The Trench, about the deadly amphibious creatures seen attacking the hero and his love, Mera in Aquaman. The main characters from Aquaman are not expected to appear in The Trench, which suggests that the horror movie may instead focus on surface dwellers who come into contact with the monsters separate from any involvement with Atlantis.MARCH: CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHRISTOPHER NOLAN S AMBITIOUS ACTION MOVIE TENET(Photo by JA, Dee Cercone/Everett Collection)Although we obviously knew what Dunkirk was about way before release (the title gives it away), director Christopher Nolan also has a history of starting his movies with mystery premises (we re thinking here of Inception and Interstellar in particular). In March, pretty much the only thing we knew about Nolan s next film (revealed in May to be called Tenet) was that Warner Bros had scheduled it for release on July 17, 2020 (up against Bob s Burgers: The Movie). In March, we learned that Nolan had cast John David Washington (Denzel s son and the star of Spike Lee s BlacKkKlansman) as the film s lead, as well as Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki (Ayesha from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2). Since then, the cast has expanded to include Kenneth Branagh, Clémence Poésy (In Bruges), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron), and frequent Nolan collaborator Michael Caine. Most recently, the first trailer for Tenet debuted online just last week in a surprise move from Warner Bros., and it included a six-minute prologue preview attached to IMAX screenings of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.APRIL: SHAZAM! 2 TAKES OFF, AND DWAYNE JOHNSON GETS BLACK ADAM GREENLIGHT TOO(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)After this year s Shazam! had only been in theaters for a week, Warner Bros. went ahead and announced that they were moving forward with plans for a sequel, even despite the film opening much lower ( million domestically) than similar movies like Captain Marvel (3 million) and Aquaman (.8 million). We don t know the premise of the sequel yet, but the mid-credits tease give a clue about the possible villain. A few weeks ago, we learned that Shazam! 2 is now scheduled for release on April 1st, 2022. This news came after Dwayne Johnson s long-in-development Black Adam movie (based on the popular Shazam! villain) will start filming soon and is scheduled for release on December 22, 2021. The timing suggests that the Black Adam movie might directly lead to Dwayne Johnson also reprising the role in Shazam! 2. Warner Bros. is also directly positioning Shazam! 2 against Marvel movies, as Sony s Spider-Verse sequel comes out a week later (4/8/2022) and Black Panther II comes out a month later (5/6/2022), followed by DC Super Pets on 5/20/2022.MAY: ROBERT PATTINSON TAKES OVER THE BATMAN (Photo by Dee Cercone/Everett Collection)Although some superhero movies are slow burns when it comes to news, others, especially the biggest movies (Avengers, or in this case, Batman) can happen in what feels like a relatively brief amount of time. Specifically, just eight months ago, we knew nothing about who would be in the 2021 reboot The Batman (6/25/2021). That all started to change in mid-May, beginning with the news that the shortlist included Nicholas Hoult and Robert Pattinson, the latter of whom secured the role two weeks later. In the meantime, details started to trickle forth about who the villains in The Batman would be. In September, as the Joker hype express was well under way, it was confirmed that there were no plans for Joaquin Phoenix s Joker to crossover with Robert Pattinson s Batman (which is not to say that the Joker won t be in Batman movies, just not Phoenix s specific version). Two weeks later, there was talk about Jonah Hill possibly taking on a villain role, which ultimately didn t work out, as both the Penguin and Riddler went to other actors. In October, Paul Dano (Love and Mercy) landed the role of the Riddler and Zoe Kravitz became the next actress to portray Selina Kyle, A.K.A. Catwoman. Last month, The Batman found two more of its ensemble cast members as Colin Farrell (who also played the villain Bullseye in Daredevil) was cast as the Penguin, and Andy Serkis was cast as Bruce Wayne s butler, Alfred Pennyworth. And lastly, there was also news last month suggesting that Warner Bros. might give villains like Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler their own Joker-style spinoff movies.JUNE: DISNEY BEGINS CASTING LIVE-ACTION THE LITTLE MERMAID (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)Walt Disney Pictures has yet to announce a release date (or even a release year) for its live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, but we can be fairly certain that it s actually happening, because the studio made lots of splashes about it this year. Going into July, we had already known for a while that The Little Mermaid will be directed by Rob Marshall as his next Disney project after last year s Mary Poppins Returns. The casting news started in late June with word that Melissa McCarthy was in early talks to play the evil, tentacled sea witch Ursula. (It s not yet known if Ursula will be fully CGI, or possibly part live action with animated tentacles.) This was soon followed by the casting of Awkwafina (Ocean s Eight) and Jacob Tremblay (Room) as the voices of the animated animal characters Scuttle the seagull and Flounder (who s not a flounder), respectively. Next up and again, this was all basically in the same week was the casting of Ariel herself, who will be played by R B singer Halle Bailey, who, with her sister Chloe, makes up the singing group Chloe x Bailey. For a while, Harry Styles of One Direction was also in talks to play the romantic lead Prince Eric, but that role ultimately went to relatively unknown actor Jonah Hauer-King.JULY: MARVEL MAKES MASSIVE PHASE FOUR ANNOUNCEMENT AT COMIC-CON(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)In recent years, Marvel Studios has sometimes stayed relatively quiet at San Diego Comic-Con, but that was definitely not the case in 2019, when they had arguably the biggest superhero movie news event of all time. Part of the reason for that has to do with the way that Phase Four will involve not just movies, but also various shows on the Disney+ streaming service as well. Without getting into every detail (since doing so would involve a column as long as this one for the entire year), we ll just mention that the (movie) announcements included: Black Widow (5/1/2020), The Eternals (11/6/2020), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2/12/2021), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (5/7/2021), Thor: Love and Thunder (11/5/2021), Blade (presumably Phase Five), Fantastic Four (Phase 5), and X-Men (Phase 5). In August, we also found out that Kit Harrington will be joining The Eternals as long-time Avengers member Black Knight, and that Black Panther II is scheduled for May 6, 2022.AUGUST: GUILLERMO DEL TORO S STAR-STUDDED NIGHTMARE ALLEY CASTS UP(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)After years and years of attempts to get several different projects off the ground, director Guillermo del Toro is ultimately using his post-Shape of Water clout to get something completely different going, namely a remake of the 1947 carnival thriller Nightmare Alley (Fresh at 100%). By the time August rolled around, seven-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper had already been attached for the role originally played by Tyrone Power for some time, but that month, we finally saw the casting of two of his female co-stars. Cate Blanchett, who s a seven time Academy Award nominee and two time winner (for Blue Jasmine and The Aviator) ultimately landed a key supporting role, while Toni Collette, who received an Academy Award nomination herself for The Sixth Sense, secured the female lead role of the psychiatrist and hypnotist who teams up with Cooper s carnival con man. Later, in September, a key role also went to Rooney Mara. Fox Searchlight is expected to schedule Nightmare Alley sometime in prime awards season in late 2020.SEPTEMBER: SONY AND MARVEL COME TO TERMS ON SPIDER-MAN DEAL(Photo by Sony Pictures)You may remember that last summer, there was a big uproar about the fact that talks between Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures (and their Marvel Studios) had fallen apart over future Spider-Man movies starring Tom Holland within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Reportedly, Disney and Marvel had wanted a 50% cut of future Spider-Man movies in exchange for Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios working on the movies for Sony. After all of the attention and feedback from the fans, the relevant parties started up talks again, resulting in the big news in September that Sony and Marvel would indeed work together on a third solo Spider-Man film starring Tom Holland, to be released on July 16, 2021 and directed by Jon Watts, who directed the first two. The financial compromise calls for Disney to receive 25% of the film s profits (leaving 75% for Sony), down from their original request of 50%. As part of the new deal, Tom Holland will also appear as Spider-Man in one more MCU movie, the title and premise of which hasn t been revealed yet.OCTOBER: JOHN WICK IS GETTING HIS OWN CINEMATIC UNIVERSE(Photo by @ Lionsgate)When John Wick was first released in 2014, it became something of a pop culture phenomenon that helped Keanu Reeves stage a mid-career comeback and led to two sequels (thus far) and continuing box office success. Lionsgate scheduled John Wick: Chapter 4 for release on May 21, 2021 a while ago, and in October, we learned that Lionsgate is not limiting their John Wick plans to just Keanu Reeves movies. Instead, the studio is moving forward with plans for a female-centric John Wick spinoff called Ballerina about a young female assassin who seeks revenge against the people who killed her family. Although the premise doesn t specify a nationality for the Ballerina, there is something of a trope involving Russian ballerinas who become super spies or assassins (mainly we re thinking here of both Red Sparrow and Marvel s Black Widow). The Ballerina character was briefly seen in John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum, played by newcomer Unity Phelan, but it s possible/likely that another actress will star in Ballerina. And then, earlier this month, Warner Bros. effectively did something huge that raised the profile of John Wick: Chapter 4 at the same time as it directly competed with it, announcing that they had scheduled their own Keanu Reeves sequel, The Matrix 4, for May 21, 2021, the same release date as John Wick: Chapter 4. Both Carrie-Anne Moss and Reeves are attached to return in their roles as Trinity and Neo in that film.NOVEMBER: SPIDER-VERSE 2 AND BLACK PANTHER II ANNOUNCED FOR 2022(Photo by Sony Pictures)As mentioned above, Marvel Studios put on a big, big panel at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, but the dates were only specific for 2020 and 2021. Since then, Marvel has also announced a release date of May 6, 2022 for Black Panther II, but November s biggest news story painted an image of 2022 that promises an ambitious slate comparable to that of 2019. Sony Pictures has confirmed plans for a second animated movie starring the Miles Morales version of the web-crawler as seen in last year s Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The Spider-Verse sequel is now scheduled for April 8, 2022, just shy of a month before Black Panther II on May 6, 2022. Although they re not yet dated, two other Marvel movies that might be scheduled for 2022 are the Blade reboot starring Mahershala Ali and the Fantastic Four movie mentioned at Comic-Con that would finally bring Stan Lee s original Marvel super team into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As for what we might see in Spider-Verse 2, the final scenes of the first movie did hint at both Spider-Man 2099 and the finger-pointing Spider-Man 67.DECEMBER: KUMAIL NANJIANI S ETERNALS BODY BLOWS UP THE INTERNET LIKE BABY YODA(Photo by @kumailn/Instagram)Like any Marvel Cinematic Universe movie with pretty much an entirely new cast, next year s The Eternals (11/6/2020) has been the focus of multiple casting news stories this year. Individually, we re not sure any of them would have been enough to make our list of top stories for the year. And then, Kumail Nanjiani posted the images you can see on his Instagram account. When Nanjiani was first cast in The Eternals, it was probably safe to assume that he would basically look like the Kumail Nanjiani we ve grown accustomed to seeing in other projects like The Big Sick, Stuber, and HBO s Silicon Valley, so it was something of a shock to see him looking absolutely shredded. His co-stars in The Eternals include Angelina Jolie (Thena), Salma Hayek (Ajak), Gemma Chan (Sersi), and Game of Thrones stars Richard Madden (Ikaris) and Kit Harrington (The Black Knight), but we haven t heard yet about whether they re that buff yet. Also, yeah, this December has been kind of a slow news month.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
After a successful run in U.K. theaters late last year, the critically acclaimed – and sometimes controversial – Blue Story has landed in the U.S. and heralded the arrival of a bold new filmmaking talent in its writer-director, Rapman. The London rapper and filmmaker drew largely from his experiences growing up among gangs in South East London for the movie, which mixes ripped-from-the-headlines incidences of knife and gun violence with a moving and gripping tale of two best friends driven apart by the people and forces with which they ve grown up. It s a morality tale, but one that critics are calling raw and riveting. Rapman came to the attention of BBC Films and Paramount, who are both backing the new film, following the release of his three-part YouTube series Shiro s Story, which was set in the same world as Blue Story and became a sensation, racking up more than 20 million views to this date. (It also caught the attention of Jay-Z, who quickly signed Rapman to ROC Nation.) As he did in Shiro s Story, Rapman himself appears sporadically on screen in Blue Story, providing a rapped Gre
BoB天博 (Photo by © Buena Vista Pictures/ Courtesy: Everett Collection)For many, Sister Act 2: Back In the Habit is a movie with pretty much everything: An incredible lead star in Whoopi Goldberg, rousing musical numbers to spare, next-gen talent destined for greatness (hello, Lauryn Hill!), and – with its triumph-over-adversity and pursue-your-dreams themes – so many feels.And yet at the time of its release, the critics weren t feeling it. The beloved comedy sequel, which came out just a year and a half after the super-successful original, was largely dismissed as a retread not just of that first film, but of the inspirational teacher inspires inner-city kids genre more generally. It has a current Tomatometer score of just 17%, and it s been much lower than that in the past.That score has not gone unnoticed. Not by Buzzfeed Australia, not by the latest guest on our new podcast, and not by a slew of 90s kids, who have told us in no uncertain terms in comments, Audience reviews, and at bars when we tell them where we work, that when it comes to Sister Act 2, Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong. And so yes, we had to talk about it and record ourselves as we did.Listen Now: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Radio Public | Deezer | iHeart | Art19In the latest ep of our new podcast, Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong, we re bowing our heads in deep reflection and asking why this film that so many Millennials worship so adoringly was deemed by critics to be such a sin against cinema. Hosts Jacqueline Coley and Mark Ellis are joined by Maikiko James – Director of Programs at Women In Film and movie lover whose favorite film ever just happens to be Sister Act 2 – to sing the praises of the movie s soaring musical numbers, its deep bench of future superstars, and get into the Whoopi of it all. Crucially, they ll also ask whether Back In the Habit – a landmark for representation in mainstream American film at the time – ever stood a chance, given who was doing the reviewing for America s newspapers, radio stations, and networks when it was released.Be sure to check in every Thursday for a new episode of Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong (A Podcast From Rotten Tomatoes). Each week, hosts Jacqueline and Mark and guests go deep and settle the score on some of the most beloved – and despised – movies and TV shows ever made, directly taking on the statement we hear from so many fans: “Rotten Tomatoes is wrong.”Check out episode one: Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong About Spider-Man 3Check out episode two: Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong About Mortal KombatCheck out episode three: Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong About Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullIf you have a suggestion for a movie or show you think we should do an episode on, let us know in the comments, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Meet the hostsJacqueline Coley is an editor at Rotten Tomatoes, with a focus on awards and indie coverage but with a passion for everything, from the MCU to musicals and period pieces. Coley is a regular moderator at conventions and other events, can be seen on Access Hollywood and other shows, and will not stand Constantine slander of any kind. Follow Jacqueline on Twitter: @THATjacqueline.Mark Ellis is a comedian and contributing editor for Rotten Tomatoes. He currently hosts the Rotten Tomatoes series Versus, among others, and can be seen co-hosting the sports entertainment phenomenon Movie Trivia Schmoedown. His favorite Star Wars movie is Jedi (guess which one!), his favorite person is actually a dog (his beloved stepdaughter Mollie), and – thanks to this podcast – he s about to watch Burlesque for the first time in his life. Follow Mark on Twitter: @markellislive.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
如今的手游环境很多样化，人们的生活都会.节奏快，也非常的没有耐心，希望在游戏里大家都耐下心，好好玩，体会游戏带给我们的快乐。 Ever since Jason Momoa (Aquaman) played fictional warrior chieftain Khal Drogo, leader of a tribe of 40,000 Dothraki horsemen on Game of Thrones, the actor has used his clout to tell stories of Native American tribes — in modern day on the series The Red Road or movie Road to Paloma, or in a historical setting on Netflix series Frontier.His Apple TV+ series See is set 600 years from today, and the tribes that exist in this fictional future have lived through a global pandemic that decimated humankind and left survivors blind. Despite the differences between See’s tribes and Native American tribes, Momoa saw parallels.Take an in-depth look at See with these seven these things we learned about the series from Momoa, other cast members, and director Francis Lawrence.1. THE TRIBES OF THE OLD WEST ARE REBORN ON SEE(Photo by Apple TV+)Momoa confirmed that it’s no coincidence the survivors of See divided into tribes. He said See creator Steven Knight conceived the tribes like a classic Western.“When I first talked to Steven Knight, he is really, really fascinated with all the Native American cultures, like all the tribes,” Momoa told Rotten Tomatoes. “He really wanted to make a Western almost in the sense of having Comanches, Apaches, and all the different types of tribes like the Payans and the Alkenny.”Momoa s Baba Voss is a warrior of the Alkenny tribe, which is subject to oppression by the rulers of the Payan kingdom. “I think it stems out to all different types of tribes and not just to the Native [American] culture,” Momoa continued. “I think we cross over a lot of things in this. Just by eliminating vision, you re eliminating racism. You re eliminating color and you can sense a lot more evil than good when you re down to senses smell, touch, and feel.”2. THE ALKENNY TRIBE REFLECTS THEIR LAND(Photo by Apple TV+)The Alkenny live in the mountains high above other tribes. They’ve set up rope trails in the woods along the hills and rock barricades to keep other tribes out. The land they inhabit speaks volumes about the character of the Alkenny, even though they never mention it.Lawrence, who directed the last three Hunger Games movies, directed the first three episodes of See, and established the world of the show. Lawrence said he and Knight decided where the tribes came from first and that determined their tribal aspects.“Most of the decisions that we made for any given tribe were where they were geographically, and starting to think about how they might live and what they might have at their disposal based on geography,” Lawrence said. “So the Alkenny at the beginning of the show is a mountain tribe, and so everything we sort of designed for them was just based really on geography.”Voss is the Alkenny’s military leader. Paris (Alfre Woodard) is a more peaceful Alkenny elder. Woodard said if you stick with See, you’ll see that not all tribes are as culturally evolved as the Alkenny.“We d like to think that we are the most civilized, enlightened, highly developed,” Woodard said. “Some of the other tribes that you’re going to meet if you watch all the way through the eight episodes — people are making love, making war, having babies, doing life.”3. THE PAYANS RULE WITH AN IRON, AND ELECTRIC, FIST(Photo by Apple TV+.)Sylvia Hoeks plays Queen Kane, ruler of the Payan kingdom, which has electricity, and she lords over the other tribes.“She uses the turbines as gods voices,” Hoeks said. “In episode 2, one of the lords tells me the gods now only sing with two voices. That means that one turbine is broken and that means that she is losing power. So her way of ruling is very much by distance. People shouldn t come near, because then they ll feel how emotional she really is and how vulnerable she really is.”Viewers can see the differences between the industrial Payan world and the natural Alkenny world. Kane is also so paranoid, she’s installed noisemakers in every room so she can always hear if someone is coming. If other tribes want access to her electricity, they have to pay. Tamacti Jun, played by Christian Camargo, is the Royal Tax Collector and Witchfinder General who collects for Kane.“This is sort of the largest of the ruling class really, her and the Payans,” Camargo said. “There s not that many people on the planet in this story. I think the total is two million in the whole world left, after this virus sweeps through. So these monarchies are very powerful, because there s a limited supply of humans. And they re all very dependent on her because she runs the energy, the God flame, the power. So it s extremely manipulative, in a way.”5. A BLIND MAN TAUGHT THE SEE ACTORS HOW NOT TO SEE(Photo by Apple TV+)Joseph A. Strechay was See’s blindness consultant for the sighted actors. Lawrence said in a press conference that many of the cast members had to break sighted habits, like nodding when someone else talks, because blind people wouldn’t nod to other blind people.Hera Hilmar, who plays Voss’s wife Maghra, copped to nodding.“I definitely once nodded,” Hilmar said. “I feel like maybe there s a sort of slight going into a nod that might be in the show. Maybe that lives still in our muscle memory 600 years from now up to a point.”Even Momoa struggled to unlearn sighted habits.“I got called out a lot,” Momoa said. “Hera s really good. It s tough because you can see when you focus and you know it. You can t focus in on anything. You literally have to see this and this has to all go fuzzy. You have to take it all in and you can t really be in one spot.”6. TWO ALKENNY CAN SEE, BUT IT S A SECRET(Photo by Apple TV+)It has been 600 years since anyone could see, so when Kofun (Archie Madekwe) and Haniwa (Nesta Cooper) are born with sight, they keep it secret. Voss keeps their secret too, fearing how people like Kane might use them if she knew they could see.“The Alkenny are more of a hidden tribe,” Cooper said. “They don t really go out and mesh with the other tribes or villages in the area. They re very, very rooted in their culture and their customs and rituals. They re also a very religious tribe as well.”Madekwe added, “The appreciation as well for those customs and rituals and that idea of community and stuff, that s what my character has learned to hold most dear to him. That s where Kofun and me were different.”You might never see it on the show, but Cooper thought about what Haniwa’s childhood might have been like. Even if she could see, she’d have to play with friends who couldn’t and couldn’t know she could see.“When we went through I blindness training, we all were like, ‘OK, what kind of games do you think we played when we were younger? What were songs that we sang that our mother sang to us when we were sad? What happens when a person passes away in the Alkenny?’” Cooper speculated. “These are all things that we all were trying to figure out together.”7. THE ALKENNY ARE NOT ALONE IN THE WOODS(Photo by Apple TV+)The premiere of See showed what a formidable force the Alkenny are in battle, fending off an enemy tribe. It’s not only invaders who threaten the Alkenny. There are still all the dangers of the forest, as Voss finds out when he has to stand his ground against a bear. “I had to get off of work and then go train with bear many times. He s very cute and cozy: ‘Come here, brother,’” Momoa said with a bear-cuddling gesture. “It was amazing. He s huge. He s nine-foot tall when he stands on his feet, hind legs.”If anyone in the insurance department is reading this, Lawrence was adamant that Momoa did not actually wrestle the bear. “No, Jason could not actually touch the bear,” Lawrence said. “The trainer could touch the bear. The bear was actually quite friendly, which made filming that sequence much more difficult than I wanted it to be, because the bear was a little lazy, a little grumpy, and sort of friendly. So it made it hard for it to look as aggressive as I wanted.”Four episodes of See are now available on Apple TV+.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
(Photo by Colleen Hayes/HBO)It s never easy to say goodbye. Especially when you ve been watching a show religiously for years, investing deeply in the characters wins and woes. Sometimes it feels impossible to let go, even after the series finale airs. While you re experiencing that first flush of withdrawal — lamenting, But what else is there to watch?! — you may want to try to fill that hole with another series that has similar themes and perhaps even influenced that show you loved so much.Rotten Tomatoes is here to help. We ve put together a list of shows we think will hook you when your favorites come to an end this year. As we say goodbye to beloved shows like Veep to Game of Thrones, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Big Bang Theory, Into the Badlands, and more, here are some stellar satires, dramas, sitcoms, and fantasy series we think you ll love.Keep up with our 2019 Finale Dates Calendar to learn when some of your favorite shows are scheduled to say their final farewells and come back to get to know some new titles that may help ease your separation anxiety.Is your favorite TV show ending this year? Head to the comments and tell us what you recommend to replace it.
BoB天博 Doom Patrol season 2 new addition Abigail Shapiro has injected a little heart and a little horror into dark, wacky, and super-violent HBO Max/DC Universe series so far. Shapiro plays Niles Caulder’s (Timothy Dalton) peculiar young daughter Dorothy Spinner.While it s one thing to have an 11-year-old child running around Doom Manor, it s a whole other issue to learn that this kid has a set of powerful imaginary friends who can cause some serious damage — one fiery bloke, in particular, can bring on the apocalypse at a moment s notice. And with each episode this season, world-ending monster The Candlemaker has continued to grow stronger.Spoiler alert: This article discusses plot details of Doom Patrol episode 208, Dad Patrol. Stop here if you haven t watched the episode. Niles has tried his best to keep his daughter sheltered from the world, while also sheltering all of humanity from her supremely dangerous potential. Now Dorothy is growing up, which causes Niles a lot of anxiety — a universal experience all parents can relate to really.As the episodes have progressed, we ve watched Dorothy piece together the truth about her experience living under Danny the Street and her father s true motivations in keeping her there. But as much as Niles has worked to keep Dorothy a child forever, the girl s desire to be taken seriously (along with that pesky getting older thing) has made her father s fear an inevitable reality.(Photo by DC Universe)The majority of the story that plays out in Thursday s episode, Dad Patrol, is setting up this tragedy to take place. Niles wants to put Dorothy back into captivity. And Dorothy, who experienced getting her first period earlier in the episode, decides it s best not to tell her father. She s growing up. And while a trip to the carnival gives them a fun daddy-daughter day away from it all, no one can keep Dorothy from maturing. Not even Niles.Rotten Tomatoes had the opportunity to speak with Shapiro about Thursday s Dad Patrol episode. During our chat, the 20-year-old actress discussed the challenges she faced while wearing prosthetics, the fractured trust issues Dorothy has with her father, and the impact The Candlemaker s arrival will potentially have on the series moving forward. Considering the fact that Doom Patrol is the actress s first-ever television role, her perspective of Dorothy s growth — and the fear that comes with it — adds a welcome sense of clarity and humor to the girl s challenging journey.(Photo by Photography: Emily Assiran; Hair/Makeup: Chelsea Gehr)Aaron Pruner for Rotten Tomatoes: I want to start this off by talking about the possible challenges you faced as a 20-year-old woman playing an 11-year-old girl.Abigail Shapiro: It wasn t actually too much of a challenge because I m very small. And I look pretty young for my age. I ve been playing kids for a very long time. So it wasn t something that was very new to me. Also, when you re that young you don t think of yourself as a little kid, you kind of think you re already grown up. So I tried to put myself in that mindset and let my inner freedom child run free.Dorothy s a little girl but she s also roughly 175-years-old. So there is an element of maturity, but also a yearning to hold on to her childlike wonder. Was that a fun dynamic to play?Shapiro: Yeah, definitely. She s been kept away for so long, so she really hasn t seen much of the world. Her growing up has kind of been put on hold for all of these decades if you think about it. And I don t think she actually started to grow up until the minute they saved her out of the dark. That s the first time in years she actually got a glimpse of the world and something other than Danny and her dad, occasionally.(Photo by Mark Hill/ 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)Since you re covered in makeup, did you find your facial expressions stifled? Because the emotionality of the character really comes across a lot more through the use of her voice. Did you find that to be the case when working to bring Dorothy to life?Shapiro: Yeah, I focused on it a bit more actually. My sister, I was rehearsing with her, my younger sister Milly Shapiro (Hereditary). She helps me with a lot of my work. I was rehearsing with her and she was like, You really need to focus on your voice acting because your face movements are going to be compromised. And I was like, you re right. So it s because of her I really started to focus on that a little bit more.Was it a lengthy application process?Shapiro: The process took about three hours in the beginning, and then we got it down to two hours. And I wear a prosthetic chin, nose, and lips, a little bit of the cheeks, the forehead, then the fake hair and I wear the fake teeth. And actually, the fake teeth were the most difficult part because I had to do the British accent and my diction was already compromised from wearing these giant fake teeth. So that was the biggest challenge with the process.(Photo by DC Universe)You mentioned Danny the Street, earlier. In episode 4, Sex Patrol, Dorothy learns he wasn t just her friend but also the prison that held her captive all these years. Was that the moment she started really listening to this darker voice, The Candlemaker, in her head?Shapiro: I think so, definitely. She s been trapped away for so long and she lived underneath Danny for decades and she s only heard the parties going on. She s never been able to actually go. So actually going to a Danny party and seeing everything makes her realize that she s been trapped for so long and hasn t had the chance to experience the world and everyone who she thought cared about her were not the people who she thought they were. She basically realizes her father doesn t want her to grow up; no one really does. And she has been unable to experience anything. It s the moment she realizes that the world isn t all rainbows and daisies. You have to experience the darker sides of the world, too, in order to grow up. And she s never experienced the darker sides of the world. I think she starts to listen to The Candlemaker because she no longer really trusts everyone around her, completely, as a child would.Still, Danny the Street represented friendship and safety to Dorothy. What do you think The Candlemaker represents to her?Shapiro: The Candlemaker, I think, represents the parts of herself that she doesn t like. Her inner demons. And throughout the season, especially in episode 8, she learns that she needs to actually face her inner demons in order to embrace them and ultimately grow up, because it isn t until your face these inner demons and the parts of yourself that you don t like that you can really take control of your life and build your own path and grow up.(Photo by DC Universe)There s a pivotal scene in this week s episode where Dorothy is in a gas station and experiences her first real puberty moment. It feels like this is a shocking instance where she is being forced to confront herself and her body for the first time, and acknowledge she can t stop herself from maturing into a young woman.Shapiro: Yeah, she gets a period. And she doesn t really know what a period is. It s kind of like her Carrie White moment.That s a great way of putting it.Shapiro: And it s the moment she realizes that she s growing up whether she likes it or not. She can t stop it, it s inevitable. And she can t be who everyone wants her to be. She can only be who she wants to be. But it s that moment of panicking of like, Oh my god, I m no longer the same person. I am no longer a little girl. What s going to happen? Like, what will the future hold? It s that kind of situation that s saying, like, OK, you re growing up! You re grown up now! And it s just slapping her in the face.That said, there is a lovely interaction between her and the woman in the gas station who ultimately helps her. After the constant protection and sheltering Niles has put her through, and the, sort of, lessons of not trusting those in the world, this woman pr