Join us weekly as Rotten Tomatoes reports on what s indie features are streaming. From promising releases by new voices to experimental efforts from storied filmmakers – or perhaps the next indie darling to go the distance for end-of-year accolades – we will break it all down for you here each week.For the foreseeable future, the specialty box office and all theatrical releases will be on hold as we all make efforts to socially distance ourselves and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. With that in mind, we have reshaped our Indie Fresh List. This week we have a slam poetry doc, a haunted house horror film, and a biopic about Madam Curie. In our Spotlight section, we have Dave Franco s directorial debut film about a creepy Airbnb. In our Indie Trailer section, we have new clips from films starring Brenton Thwaites, Tobias Menzies, and Jackass Steve-O.Streaming This Weekend It: Chapter Two (2019) 62% In September of 2017, the Stephen King novel adaptation It debuted to widespread critical acclaim and a number of box office records, but as fans of the book already knew, it only told half of the story. In other words, a sequel covering the other half was inevitable, and now, two years later, that conclusion has arrived. It: Chapter Two catches up with the so-called Losers Club 27 years after the events of the first film; the kids have all grown-up and, with the exception of Mike (Isaiah Mustafa), left town to move on with their lives elsewhere. However, when children begin to go missing in Derry again, the gang reunites to end the evil for good. The sequel hasn t resonated with critics the way the first installment did, with several reviews calling out the heavy use of CGI, the hefty 169-minute runtime, and the lack of truly chilling moments among the film s shortcomings. But most still found it a worthy finale, thanks largely to its impeccable casting which includes Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, James McAvoy, Mustafa, Jay Ryan, and James Ransone, as well as the returning younger stars, and, of course, Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise and its efforts to recreate what made the source material so terrifying and surprisingly poignant. This one probably isn t going to break any records, but it should bring satisfying closure for most fans.
Amazon’s Invincible, which starts streaming this Friday, has all the makings of a fabulous animated teen series about a superhero in training. But as both Amazon and the creators of the program have been quick to note, it is not for children. And as co-creator Robert Kirkman told Rotten Tomatoes recently, a level of maturity has always been baked into the concept. “I think Invincible has always been very mature, but I think that that maturity possibly came in more prevalent in the later issues,” he said. Beginning a long comic book run in 2003, the 144-issue series – created by Kirkman with artists Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley – tells the tale of Mark Grayson, a biracial teen in his last days of school who inherits superpowers from his superhero father. Soon, he adopts “Invincible” as his hero identity and spends most of his days hitting bad guys or being hit by them.Of course, that description just scratches the surface as issues of parental abandonment, global genocide, government overreach, alcoholism, and infidelity also factor in. It is also wildly funny with clever quips, sight-gags about government building parking lots, and Mark’s high-strung best friend trying his best to use humor to cover-up his issues. Also, it is quite violent a quality it shares with the animated version.(Photo by Courtesy of Amazon Studios)Kirkman freely admits, though, that the shape of Invincible appeared in the midst of the telling and the animated series is something of a “second draft.” As he explained, “It s good to be able to [do it] in animation and be able to possibly unify the series a little bit more and have the maturity that was in some of the later issues present in some of the earlier seasons in this form.” Having the complete comic as a roadmap means “we re going to come in with a more well-rounded character [in Mark] that possibly even experiences more growth as the series progresses.”He assured readers of the series that there isn t too much difference really when you look at the whole of both versions,” but certain aspects, which he described as both “brutal” and “mature,” will appear earlier on than they did in the comics. “I think because of that, there s going to be a lot of improvement to different story aspects. And I think Mark s character is one of them,” he said.Playing Mark is Walking Dead veteran Steven Yeun, who read through Invincible when he was still on Kirkman’s zombie series. As viewers meet Mark, he is still waiting for his powers to appear. That level of expectation means a slightly different approach for Yeun than playing a character who gets powers by accident. Although, some things always ring true for teenage superheroes. “I think Mark is still wavering and trying to understand who he is and fight through his own expectations,” he said.Ryan FujitaniAs a reader of the comics, Yeun was aware the character was the biracial son of an Asian woman, Deborah (Sandra Oh), and Nolan (J.K. Simmons), who presents to the world as white – although there is more to that, as viewers will discover. According to Yeun, presenting Mark as the lead of the series is an important element of its time and place in television history (note: these interviews took place before last week s shootings in Atlanta).“We can see different people that you normally don t see in these positions, in these roles,” Yeun said. “But then what s really refreshing is that nobody s really aware of that on its surface, and when we re making it. We re talking about a real father-son dynamic and a real family dynamic. And so you re able to service the truth of the internal life of these people. And for the outside, looking in, you also get to service the fact that we re in a new time where it can be more eclectic and other experiences can be seen and connected.”“I hope that it offers a sense of belonging to people just because we are in a very diverse world and, unfortunately, it s often not reflected in our media and popular culture,” added Kirkman. Although he was unsure how authoritative he could be on the subject because he felt his “whiteness was showing,” he pointed out superhero comics took decades to center non-white characters in lead roles. “It s very important to reflect the world around us,” he said. “And I m very happy to be a part of that correction and moving things to a bit of a better place on that front.”(Photo by Courtesy of Amazon Studios)“It’s always about the human experience overall,” Yeun continued. “I think that s the thing that I m really excited about. Especially getting to play with J.K. He s not my actual father, but that s the work we do. And we get to play this out and that s the most enjoyable part for me.”“The kid that played my kid, whatever his name is. He was okay,” joked Simmons.Beyond being Mark’s father, Nolan is also a prominent superhero in the world of Invincible, with many of the same foibles as certain cape-wearing folk from other comic books. That means the character will have a certain familiarity in look and in Simmons’ voice, which recalls certain notes of his roles on The Legend of Korra or even Law Order. But the actor teased “as the show runs its course, we learn layers of complexity about Nolan.” To say any more would spoil any number of Invincible s future storylines, but readers of the comics will know at least a few of the twists headed viewer’s way.Beyond Yeun, Oh, and Simmons, the program also features voice work by the likes of Jason Mantzoukas, Zachary Quinto, Zazie Beetz and Gillian Jacobs. “I think ‘coming into yourself’ really is the largest theme of the show,” said Beetz, who plays a re-imagined version of comic book character Amber Bennett.(Photo by Courtesy of Amazon Studios)“My character isn t a super hero character and I just kind of wanted to keep her grounded and her real,” she said of bringing a tougher, hipper Amber to life. But before any Invincible readers start to think she’s been radically rethought, Beetz noted with some jealousy that Jacobs got to do the grunts and “effort sounds” of an animated superhero.Jacobs, who plays Mark’s superhero friend Atom Eve, said, “Standing alone in a room, pretending to punch and kick and fly while people stare at you from the other side of a glass window, is a unique experience. The actor was working on her Marvel 616 documentary episode, “Higher Further Faster,” at the same time she recorded lines for Invincible, which added to the uniqueness of the experience.“I was learning so much at that time and developing such a deeper appreciation for comics storytelling,” she continue. “So it was really fun to be working on that and then come to the recording studio and be talking to Robert and the writers on the show about what I was learning. So I feel like I still don t know everything about the world of comics, but I certainly know a lot more now than I did three years ago.”(Photo by Courtesy of Amazon Studios)Beetz added, “I think for me, I feel like this [superhero] genre is really just another way to talk about the human condition, anxiety, and trying to find your place in the world, except the setting is just more heightened. And so in some ways you almost have more access to those raw emotions, which is something that Invincible does a lot. Obviously we re not flying around and killing aliens [in real life], but I think that it is still, to me, just the story of how to deal with grief or guilt or killing off parts of yourself in order to continue to grow.”And whether or not killing parts of themselves off is a requirement for growth, Kirkman hopes to see characters like Mark, Amber, and Eve continue to evolve over several seasons. “The idea is that we would be able to tell the story to its logical conclusion,” he said. He also hopes to include some of the comic books’ more epic moments at some point. “We don t have a truly unlimited budget, but we are still able to pull off some really crazy things,” he explained. “I m hoping that we get to see some superheroes burrowing through the center of a planet. There s some big moments like that that I m very excited to get to. And I think we re going to do those moments justice.”Invincible premieres on Amazon Prime on March 26, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.亚博LOL竞猜Fans of the Ghostbusters franchise have been waiting for decades for another true sequel to the 1984 paranormal comedy and its 1989 follow-up. Regardless of whether you enjoyed the 2016 reboot, Ghostbusters: Afterlife has a lot to live up to. Fortunately, the first reviews of the new movie agree that the devoted fanbase will be pleased, and they’ll find a young new star to follow into more installments. There are some disagreements on just how much Afterlife works as both a sequel and as a movie overall, but it seems you don’t need to be afraid of this effort.Here’s what critics are saying about Ghostbusters: Afterlife:Is this the Ghostbusters sequel fans have been waiting for? “Ghostbusters: Afterlife emerges as a wildly successful next installment… An utter joy to take in.” Joey Magidson, Awards Radar“This new spin gets it soooooo right… A warm, funny, exciting, nostalgic, emotional, and altogether winning return to the pure joy of that 1984 classic.” Pete Hammond, Deadline“In terms of being a Ghostbusters movie, what Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan achieved with this film is incredible. This is the Ghostbusters sequel that I have been waiting my entire life to see.” Scott Menzel, We Live Entertainment“Make no mistake, this is a Ghostbusters movie through and through.” Rosie Knight, IGN Movies“It’s not quite the same as the Ghostbusters we know, but it entirely feels like Ghostbusters.” Olly Richards, Empire Magazine“The good news for Ghostbusters fans is that Afterlife does nothing to tarnish what has come before.” Peter Debruge, Variety“When it’s good, it’s very good.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“One of the best sequels in recent memory.” Marya E. Gates, Nerdist“One of the best movies of the year.” Kaitlyn Booth, Bleeding Cool(Photo by Colulmbia Pictures)Is there a lot of fan service?“There are enough Easter eggs to make a grown man cry.” Rosie Knight, IGN Movies“Yes, there are fan service moments in the movie, but how these moments are handled makes them stand out even more.” Scott Menzel, We Live Entertainment“Reitman’s biggest swings are sure to create divisive and heated conversations amongst fans of all generations.” Sean O Connell, CinemaBlend“The weakest parts of the film really are when it leans a little too hard into fan service, with too heavy a knowing wink.” Marya E. Gates, Nerdist“You go from caring about these characters to being distracted by all of the references, and that’s a real shame.” Germain Lussier, io9.comDoes it bring anything new to the franchise?“Very new in all the right ways.” Pete Hammond, Deadline“Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a more grandiloquent approach than the original flick… It mostly works because of how winning the new elements are.” David Crow, Den of Geek“It’s rich with affection for its source but excited about new ways to play with it. ” Olly Richards, Empire Magazine“Plenty here is shiny and new… It shines brightest when Reitman finds new ways to spin these callbacks, rather than just repeat them. ” Marya E. Gates, Nerdist“It’s endearing to see [all the] props back in play, and refreshing to see how Reitman uses them in drastically different fashion than his father did. ” Sean O Connell, CinemaBlend“Afterlife succeeds precisely by not messing with the formula… This is a movie that feels like a product of the ’80s in a good way. ” Jane Crowther, Total Film“The story these characters are sucked into is so directly tied to the original… Ghostbusters: Afterlife feels like a film scared to be its own thing. ” Germain Lussier, io9.com(Photo by Columbia Pictures)What if you’ve never seen Ghostbusters?“You can go into this movie without seeing any of the previous movies, and you ll like it just as much as a fan will.” Kaitlyn Booth, Bleeding Cool“It manages to balance that fine and financially lucrative line between pleasing fans of the original and creating something accessible for new audiences.” Rosie Knight, IGN Movies“This film will open the doors to those who may not have seen the original. I can see this film becoming a massive hit and generating a fan base.” Scott Menzel, We Live Entertainment“It s hard to imagine Ghostbusters: Afterlife minting a new generation of fans.” Christian Holub, Entertainment WeeklyDoes it have broad appeal?“There is plenty here for everyone to like. This is a movie that is going to be enjoyed by the kids in the theaters just as much as the adults.” Kaitlyn Booth, Bleeding Cool“More akin to
(Photo by Dee Cercone/Everett Collection)All Tom Hardy Movies RankedHe whooped on Batman in The Dark Knight Rises, made his way down Fury Road, and pulled off the seemingly impossible feat of turning a movie about a guy behind the wheel of a car into the pulse-pounding drama Locke — and that really doesn t even scratch the surface of all the interesting career choices that have paid off for Tom Hardy. Whether you re mainly familiar with blockbuster outings like Inception, favor acclaimed fare like Bronson and The Revenant, or are a hardcore fan who s been with him since Black Hawk Down, there s a Hardy movie for everyone. Especially superhero fans, since he s brought Venom to life, and will be back for this year s sequel, Let There Be Carnage. Now, we ve rounded up all Tom Hardy movies and organized them by Tomatometer.
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(Photo by Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios)Click image to see full character poster in a new tab.Grant, meanwhile, a self-proclaimed lifelong fan of the Marvel Comics God of Mischief, anticipated his days wearing the Loki costume.“I assumed that it would be the Jack Kirby costume. And when the costume designer emailed me the photograph of my costume I thought, Oh great, that s exactly what I m getting. ”But once on set, he discovered one aspect of the design was changed – a certain amount of muscle mass.“I barely had any muscles I thought that I would be in a muscle suit. Finally, I would be in the muscle suit of my dreams! And they said, ‘No, you re not having that.’ And I said, ‘What do you mean? It s like Kermit the Frog.’ And they said, ‘No, no, no. You ll be fine because you re doing magic stuff.’”(Photo by Marvel Studios)The character’s conjuring of Asgard in episode 5 certainly revealed Classic Loki’s power, but Grant still joked he felt “shortchanged that I wasn t given the muscles to go underneath all the green tights.”“I feel that fans have been cheated of that visual delight,” he added.He also said that the horns – closer to Kirby-esque dimensions than any pair before seen in the MCU – were a “very, very tight fit” and not the most comfortable things to wear across a day of filming. Nevertheless, “it really came into its own when they had those huge industrial wind machines blowing at me for Asgard s final immolation. I was very grateful for how tight the fit was because it never came off once.”Beyond the costuming and all its Kirby callbacks, Classic Loki proved to be one of the more tragic variants the series’ titular character (Tom Hiddleston) encounters across his adventure. Grant credited Classic Loki s big speech with giving him an insight into this particular variant of Loki.“What he says about his backstory — that he s been isolated on these planets and that he is the god of outcasts, that was the key to me,” he explained. “I thought that is something that Tom Hiddleston isn t doing and hasn t been required to do. And I thought, Well, that s the difference. So, I definitely don t have to do an imitation of him. So that was the steer in which I went in. And it also means that because of his age, he s vulnerable and sanguine about making these sacrifices and giving himself to up to Alioth.”
Ryan Reynolds stars in Free Guy, a movie about a video game character who suddenly breaks from his expected monotony to reach his full potential. And as it turns out, it’s also a movie that breaks from expectations to reach its full potential. That’s the consensus from the surprisingly very positive reviews from the new action-comedy, which hits theaters on August 13.While familiar in its premise and the latest movie to capitalize on a studio’s willingness to mash up famous pop culture IP, Free Guy is said to be a lot of fun, with tons of action, laughs, and heart, plus a bunch of surprises that critics aren’t divulging. The only place where reviews really disagree, though, is in where they land on Taika Waititi’s scene-chewing villainous role.Here’s what critics are saying about Free Guy:Is Free Guy more than it seems? “Free Guy is way better than you may have been expecting — in fact, it’s absolutely joyful.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“A very pleasant surprise.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com“Free Guy is surprisingly far more complex than expected.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“I never expected to see a film that hilariously deals with philosophical conundrums the way The Good Place used to.” Sherin Nicole, idobi.com“One of the summer’s bigger surprises.” Joey Magidson, Awards RadarHow does it compare to other video game movies?“The best-ever video-game movie.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“One of the best video game movies that Hollywood has managed to churn out.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“[One] of the best video game-themed movies in recent memory.” Germain Lussier, io9.com(Photo by 20th Century Studios)Will it appeal to gamers?“It actually understands what makes video games tick.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“There are numerous Easter eggs for gamers to find in the background details and, crucially, it s done with love for the culture, rather than any cynicism.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“Very clearly a movie aimed at young gamers… and for a film aimed at gamers, it seems pretty oblivious to what that audience actually wants in a game.” Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects“When branching off the core story and trying to bring in certain elements, gamers may be less impressed with some of the gag choices.” Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentWhat about non-gamers?“While it’s very respectful and true to gaming culture, it’s one of those movies that almost anyone could watch and find enjoyment in.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“If you’re not into video games, I wouldn’t say that’s a hurdle for Free Guy any more than not being into Lego is a hurdle for The Lego Movie.” Matt Goldberg, Collider“Free Guy is fun and visually stunning enough to hold the interest of anyone looking for a literal escape to something far away from the real world.” Catherine Springer, AwardsWatch“Free Guy is nothing if not a movie that wins you over in spite of your better judgment and best defenses.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire(Photo by 20th Century Studios)How is the action?“The film is loaded with wall-to-wall action, albeit the cartoonish kind that makes this solid family entertainment.” Chris Bumbray, JoBlo“The action is used not just to entertain, but to develop characters, which in turn endears them to the audience.” Germain Lussier, io9.comAnd the visuals?“The world-building is incredible… The set design and VFX are impeccable and engaging.” Yolanda Machado, Nerdist“They’re just flashy enough to make the world of Free City seem both fun to live in and kind of real.” Germain Lussier, io9.comWhat about the script?“Incredibly uplifting.” Matt Goldberg, Collider“However predictable, the journey to get there makes up for it by being akin to a rocket ship.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“So much energy has been poured into the creation of Free City that the plot suffered as a result.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“If it sounds complicated, plot-wise, that s because it is, overly so, to the point that the film has to stop a couple of times to explain itself to some extent, although certain plot points remain unexplained, perhaps because the credited screenwriters could not remember the narrative point and/or lost the cocktail napkin on which the script was originally jotted down upon.” Peter Martin, Screen Anarchy“Free Guy is the unfortunate example that fails to add anything new… It neglects to build character and narrative of its own.” Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects(Photo by 20th Century Studios)Is it funny?“One of the funniest movies of the year.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“Hilarious thanks to a few laugh-out-loud surprises courtesy of the merger between 20th Century Studios and the Walt Disney Company.” Joey Morona, Cleveland Plain DealerBut does it have heart?“It really believes in itself…there’s a real, beating heart beneath all that plastic packaging of Free Guy” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“Will make your heart swell and burst.” Joey Morona, Cleveland Plain DealerDoes the r
a novels). Something changed, however, when Taika Waititi (Thor: Raganrok, 93% Certified Fresh) signed on with Warner Bros. and producer Leonardo DiCaprio for Akira instead. The bad news, however, is that Waititi s fans are still going to have to wait almost two years for Akira, because the film is now scheduled for release on May 21, 2021. Waititi s film will reportedly be adapted directly from Katsuhiro Otomo s Akira manga volumes, and will not be a shot-by-shot remake of the anime. In related news, both Waititi and Netflix dropped out this week of the Bubbles biopic about the life of Michael Jackson s pet chimpanzee.4. The First Stars Movie Based On a Video Game is In Development(Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon/©Paramount Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection)Ever since we first heard that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were developing a trilogy of Star Wars movies, there has been speculation that their films would be set in the Old Republic setting, some 3,600 years before Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. This week brought an unexpected wrinkle to that theory with the news that a movie based on the popular video game franchise Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is now in active development (separate from Benioff/Weiss). Instead, the KOTOR movie is being adapted by screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis, whose produced filmography includes Alita: Battle Angel, Martin Scorsese s Shutter Island, and the Netflix science-fiction series Altered Carbon. As with the two other Star Wars projects that Benioff/Weiss and Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) are working on separately, the Knights of the Old Republic movie is described as being the first of a potential trilogy. Kalogridis also now has the distinction of being the first female screenwriter to work on a Star Wars movie since Leigh Brackett cowrote The Empire Strikes Back in 1980. In related news, we learned more this week about Keri Russell s character in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, as well as more about the Knights of Ren.5. Chip N Dale Live-Action Film, Courtesy of the Lonely Island(Photo by @ Buena Vista Television)With Disney now done with Dumbo and Aladdin, The Lion King coming this summer, and Mulan and Cruella coming in 2020, it’s starting to look like they’ll run out of classic animated movies to adapt as live-action films by the middle of the coming decade. Disney, however, might be way ahead of us, as this week brought news that suggests their next steps could involve adapting some of their popular animated TV series as well. Walt Disney Pictures has begun development of a live-action/CGI hybrid adaptation of the studio s popular Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers TV series. The original series ran for a relatively brief amount of time on The Disney Channel (1989 to 1990), but it then entered syndication, where it arguably left a bigger impact and found a larger audience. Akiva Schaffer, of the musical comedy team Lonely Island (along with Andy Samberg), will direct the Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie, which will reportedly have a meta angle that s not an origin story. It s not yet known if Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers will debut on the Disney+ streaming service or whether it will receive a full theatrical release.6. Michael Peña Might Get to Recap What Happens in The Tom Jerry MovieJoel MearesAfter he provided some of the funniest scenes in the two Ant-Man movies, many fans were disappointed to find that Michael Peña’s Luis wasn t one of the supporting characters who returned for Avengers: Endgame (maybe he was hanging out with Darcy and Goose). That was especially disappointing given that we still haven t heard of active development for a third Ant-Man movie yet either. Whatever s causing Marvel Studios to drag its feet on that might be to Warner Bros. s advantage, because that studio has cast Michael Peña as one of the human leads in their upcoming Tom Jerry movie (April 16, 2021). Chloë Grace Moretz will be the lead character, as a new employee at an elegant hotel where Peña s character is the deputy general manager, and an alley cat named Tom is enlisted to take care of a pesky mouse named Jerry. Tom and Jerry will be mute, as they were in most of their classic cartoon short films.7. Slow Your Roll, Sonic the Hedgehog: Redesign Needs a Few More MonthsJoel MearesIn a rare example of people complaining about a movie online actually having an immediate impact, earlier this month, The Weekly Ketchup reported that Sonic the Hedgehog was getting a CGI redesign for his upcoming movie following negative reactions to the first trailer. People quickly speculated that such a rework would probably require more time, and that proved to be a correct guess as this week Paramount Pictures pushed the release back from November 8, 2019 to Valentine s Day, 2020 (up against the third Kingsman movie). Jim Carrey is expected to look pretty much exactly the same as Doctor Robotnik.Rotten Ideas2. This Week in Remakes Pt. 1: Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson May Be Grumpy Old Men(Photo by @ Summit Entertainment, @ DreamWorks)Although Samuel L. Jackson did have small roles in both Coming to America and the comedy concert film Eddie Murphy: Raw, he s never costarred with Eddie Murphy in the last 25 years or so, the era in which Samuel L. Jackson is a mega star. If this week s news goes anywhere, that may change in the next few years, as both actors are now being named as the possible leads in the same film. That movie would be a remake of 1993 s Grumpy Old Men (63% Fresh), starring Jack Lemmon (then 68) and Walter Matthau (then 73). Eddie Murphy (currently 58) is already attached to star in this remake, and Samuel L. Jackson (currently 70) is reportedly circling the project. Unfortunately, the Grumpy Old Men remake currently looks like a Rotten Idea due to the multitude of Rotten Tomatometer scores for the remake s director, Tim Story. But it could be time for a turnaround.1. This Week in Remakes Pt. 2: Mel Gibson s The Wild Bunch(Photo by Patrick Redmond / © Vertical Entertainment )There s a common notion that the best candidates for remakes are films that were flawed in the first place. The idea is that revisiting movies that could genuinely be improved makes more sense than revisiting something that is generally considered to have been done right the first time. For example, 1939 s The Wizard of Oz is itself a remake (and not even the first one), following silent films that lacked the music that made it a classic. So, when a movie like 1969 s The Wild Bunch has a 94% Certified Fresh Tomatometer score and a spot on various Best Movies of All Time lists, you d think no one would ever consider remaking it. Those people would not be Mel Gibson. Warner Bros. is preparing exactly such a remake to be directed by Gibson, and negotiations have begun with three major stars. The potential stars for The Wild Bunch remake include Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, X-Men: First Class), Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained), and fresh off HBO s Game of Thrones, Peter Dinklage.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Those of you who have kids or younger siblings, or nieces and nephews are probably already familiar with the popular children s television series PAW Patrol, which centers on the adventures of a young boy named Ryder and his team of emergency rescue dogs. Well, now there s a movie for it, aptly titled PAW Patrol: The Movie, and frankly, we re a little surprised it took eight years for that to happen. In any case, if you need to keep the little ones entertained for an hour and half, this first film adaptation of the cartoon follows the PAW Patrol s efforts to stem the chaos that erupts when Mayor Humdinger takes over Adventure City. If that sounds about as standard as a children s movie plot can get, you may be surprised to learn that most of the critics who have seen it so far say it s actually surprisingly delightful. Sure, it s fairly straightforward in its messaging and there are moments when it s crystal clear who its target audience is, but it s also strangely refreshing to see kids entertainment this earnest and joyful. Catch this one in theaters or on Paramount+. 回答：英雄联盟手游皮肤是没有属性加成的！毕竟LOL端游也没有皮肤加成，手游原汁原味还原端游，也不可能有加成。根据拳头之前公布的消息，LOL手游无论是内测还是公测阶段，英雄皮肤都是没有属性加成，以前没有，现在也没有，今后更不会有。
(Photo by Addison Wright)Addison Wright s Hiplet: Because We Can is part of the Scene In Color Film Series, presented by Target, which shines a light on incredible filmmaking talent. As part of the series, three emerging filmmakers will receive mentorship from producer Will Packer, and their films are available to watch on Rotten Tomatoes, MovieClips Indie Channel, Peacock, and the NBC App.Chicago filmmaker Addison Wright discovered the subjects of his short film, Hiplet, while browsing the Explore section of Instagram. When he learned that the “hiplet” dancers – who fuse traditional ballet with hip-hop and have become viral sensations – were also based in Chicago, he knew he had to make a film about them.The film he first had in mind was not the exact film he would end up making: Initially, Wright wanted to shoot the troupe dancing in a ballroom that had, at one point in its history, been a white-only space; but when he got to talking to the dancers, and learned about what hiplet meant to them, he realized he wanted to give them time in the film to tell their own stories.Wright, who has been inspired by ’90s music videos, as well as directors like Spike Lee, Hype Williams, Spike Jonze, and Chris Cunningham, says: “The project evolved from a music video that had a story behind it – placing them in this establishment that was white-only at one point – into a short film, a documentary where they break the fourth wall and express themselves and tell the world about the adversity that they face being hiplet ballerinas.”Hiplet is the first film for the director, a graduate of Delaware State University who’s been making films for more than seven years. And it’s been an auspicious debut: Hiplet was an Official Selection at the 2020 South by Southwest Film Festival.His next project will be a feature, a love story set in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. “I didn’t grow up seeing a lot of Black love stories like that,” Wright says. “One of my favorite movies is A Bronx Tale. I’ve just always been compelled by that, that movie is just really good. To be able to make a film like that, that people of color can watch and go, ‘That’s me, I say the same things, I do the same things’… I want to add to that genre.”See more shorts and meet more filmmakers from the Scene in Color Film Series.
亚博LOL竞猜 That is roughly an average of a .8 million opening weekend for these 15 films that opened between .55 million and .1 million in previews. Not to be found on that list, of course, is any film to open during the pandemic; The Invisible Man is the closest film we have to that and it opened less than two weeks before things truly started shutting down. Thursday-night previews began coming back in April and have come back more full-time since Memorial Day weekend. In that time we have seen Old start with .5 million and open with .8 million and other horror films bringing in smaller numbers such as The Forever Purge (.33 million/.5 million), Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (.2 million/.8 million), and Don’t Breathe 2 (5,000/.6 million).Candyman, which like all of those films is a theatrical exclusive, bested all of them on Thursday and found itself with a .4 million opening weekend. That puts it more in line with the general average we had seen for horror movies prior to the pandemic. Certainly, this is also a one-off that is benefiting from significant name recognition, as did A Quiet Place Part II and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (which, even with HBO Max status, began with .1 million), so even the science of numbers suggests we have to wait for more patterns to emerge. Between this strong late-summer start and the continuing success of Free Guy, we may not be back to full pre-pandemic strength but the numbers do not appear to be going in the wrong direction either.The Top 10 And Beyond: The Free Guy Success Story Continues As Jungle Cruise Crosses 0 MillionFree Guy continues to be one of the most positive stories of the summer box office. It dropped just 27% this weekend, earning another .6 million. How positive is that? It is only the best third-weekend of any film during the pandemic, ahead of A Quiet Place Part II ( million), Black Widow (.6 million), and F9 (.4 million). Free Guy is not going to approach the loftier grosses of those movies and still trails the pace of Jungle Cruise by about .5 million overall. But its third weekend bested Cruise’s (.1 million) and that film just crossed the 0 million line after making million this weekend. (That itself the second-best fifth weekend behind A Quiet Place Part II (.1 million) and ahead of F9 (.8 million)). Free Guy may take a bigger hit with Shang-Chi opening next weekend, but with .3 million in the coffers so far, it should remain ahead of Godzilla vs. Kong’s pace this week and remain on track to cross 0 million. Its global total stands at 9 million.Last week’s minor breakout success, Paw Patrol: The Movie, fell back 50% and brought in another .6 million this weekend. How does that stack up with fellow kids movies also streaming during their theatrical runs? There’s HBO Max s Space Jam: A New Legacy (fell 69.1% down to .5 million in its second weekend) and Tom Jerry (fell 53.9% to .5 million), as well as Peacock’s The Boss Baby: Family Business (fell 44% down to .8 million). Peter Rabbit 2, a theatrical exclusive, dropped 39% to million in its second weekend. Paw Patrol’s 10-day haul of .1 million puts it ahead of Tom Jerry’s .8 million, but it will likely fall short of the March release’s million total.On The Vine: Shang-Chi Offers a Test for Theatrical Exclusives The all-time best Labor Day weekend is about to become another of Disney’s conquests as Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opens. The film will be the first of Disney’s slate not made available with Premier Access on Disney+ since the pandemic began. Though, even with theatrical exclusivity, Shang-Chi is unlikely to beat Black Widow’s current total of 0 million, even though it could top the box office for three-to-five weeks straight.Full List of Box Office Results: August 27-29, 2021