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We follow one who returns home to the Texas gulf after his dreams of porn star glory are dashed out in Los Angeles. Mikey Saber (Simon Rex) may have hit a rough patch, living with his estranged wife, but thanks to a donut counter girl he meets three weeks shy of her 18th birthday, he sees dollar signs in his future.Baker himself has admitted that he expected backlash due to the subject and general lack of accountability for doing dirty deeds, but so far, that has not been the case. Jo-Anne Titmarsh of HeyUGuys wrote, Baker s skewering of modern life is as vibrant and bleak as ever. He elicits some phenomenal performances, through which we see the hollow heart of the America dream. An interesting film to try and peg for end-of-year awards, it will undoubtedly have success at the Independent Spirit Awards, with possibly just enough for an Oscar push for Best Original Screenplay or Rex for Best Actor. Jury President Spike Lee also seemed to be a fan, marking this one a possible dark horse for the Palme d Or. Come back to Rotten Tomatoes on Monday for our festival wrap-up on the best things we saw at Cannes and where you can watch them.Blue Bayou and Aline Impress; Titane Brings Truly Bats t Energy(Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images)Tuesday, July 13: The cast of The French Dispatch had to assemble quickly after the premiere for an early morning photocall on Tuesday, and while everyone opted for a laid-back look, the film, which is Fresh at 88% on the Tomatometer, is still the toast of the town. Later in the day, Justin Chon brought his latest effort, Blue Bayou, to Cannes, and it was received well by critics. Iana Murray of The Playlist wrote, What Blue Bayou does wonderfully in these quiet moments is illustrate that being Asian is not a one-size-fits-all identity but a vast tapestry of different cultures. Chon wrote and directed the feature as he has for all of his previous films, and this time around, he plays a Louisiana man who learns he was adopted illegally and now faces deportation. The Focus Features film looks to hit theaters in September, just in time for an awards season/festival run.(Photo by Carole Bethuel)After its trailer lit up the Twittersphere a few weeks ago and neared cult status among Dion/pop music fans around the globe, the highly buzzed-about unofficial Celine Dion biopic Aline was also surprisingly well received, with Vanity Fair s Richard Lawson noting the film accesses what lies at the heart of Dion as a public figure: she s a bit of a weirdo, goofy and corny and gaudy and fabulous. Aline would have been the hottest topic of the day if it weren t for the film that closed it out, as Julia Ducournau took the shine off everyone with Titane. If you caught and enjoyed Ducournau s first feature, Raw, you will feel right at home with her follow-up, a truly bats t film that features, among other things, vigorous sex with a car, impregnation of said car, a serial killer orgy takedown, and, best of all, the 1990s one-hit wonder Macarena making a triumphant and lifesaving appearance.so many walkouts and shrieks of horrified, delighted laughter during Titane… genuinely demented, totally original body horror serial killer car sex buddy movie… Julia Ducournau you’re truly crazy for this one and I love u rachel handler (@rachel_handler) July 13, 2021Star-Studded Cast of The French Dispatch Wows the Crowd(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)Monday, July 12: Last night’s premiere for The French Dispatch was the first gala with the electricity and vibrancy of pre-pandemic times. The cast all rode together in a throwback party bus to the Grand Lumiere Theatre, where the assembled crowd was treated to selfies and autographs from the cast members who disembarked. Bill Murray, Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and director Wes Anderson were greeted with loud cheers as they made their way up the red carpet steps.The film stitches together a series of vignettes related to the final issue of a Kansas newspaper’s French edition. Possibly the most hyper-stylized film of his career with plenty of his signature shots, The French Dispatch dazzled the audience. Festival attendance is significantly down this year with less than half of the delegates from last year present, so many galas have had to close the balcony to fill seats. This was not the case here, as the premiere of Wes Anderson’s tenth feature filled every seat of the grand theater with many outside still hoping for a ticket.The reception has been overwhelmingly positive, with Jessica Kiang of The Playlist calling it, “A work of such unparalleled Andersonian wit, that at times the sheer level of detail mobile, static, graphic and typographic that bedecks the screen will slacken your jaw in awe.” This is one of several films Searchlight will have in contention for the Oscars, but a gorgeous love letter to journalism could be their best bet to repeat after winning last year with Nomadland. Check out our round-up of first reviews to hear what else critics are saying about The French Dispatch.Spike Lee Catches the Euro Cup Between Screenings(Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images)Sunday, July 11: The weekend gave us a flurry of Palme d’Or contenders that many are betting will be favored by the Jury led by Spike Lee. Lee himself still managed to balance a bit of football time between screenings at the Kering Women in Motion dinner. Huddled with some other Croisette A-listers, Lee tried to see what he could from a tablemate’s cell phone before the event organizers wheeled out a television with the Italy vs. England Euro Cup Final on screen.Viva la cinema! Spike Lee pulled up a chair and watched the soccer game during the Kering Women in Motion dinner. #Cannes2021 pic.twitter.com/GQzkK2hw9y Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) July 11, 2021While the two football clubs battled it out, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car debuted to rapturous reviews, with many calling it the best of the festival. The three-hour epic road-trip film centers on a theater director and his chauffeur as the pair build a friendship to heal past trauma along the road. Other favorites of the day were Compartment Number 6 and The Worst Person in the World. Compartment Number 6, which takes place on a fated train ride to somewhere near the top of the world, had many remarking on its inventive plotting. Todd McCarthy of Deadline noted it was filled with “vivid emotional twists and turns that are charted with unusual acuity. THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD is one of the best films i’ve seen so far at an exceedingly excellent cannes and i can’t wait to see it again and again. review for the playlist here! https://t.co/Wcc0kyLOYH iana murray (@ianamurray) July 9, 2021The Worst Person in the World hits on more of a comedic note, but it is often just as tragic as the tense train ride in Compartment Number 6. Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair wrote that this new melancholy romance for aimless thirtysomethings is a journey that finds such beauty in all the emerging grain and variation of being alive. These may be the ones to beat midway through the festival, but we still have several noteworthy entries ahead, including Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch and Sean Baker’s Red Rocket. Sean Penn Makes a Hopeful Return to Cannes(Photo by Lionel Hahn/Getty Images)Saturday, July 10: Sean Penn returned to Cannes hoping to erase his previous trip with The Last Face, which was booed and noted by some as the worst film to ever screen in competition. This time, Penn directs and stars as a father to a young girl in Flag Day, as told in chapters over several years. The narrative begins in the 1970s and follows the daughter (played by his real-life daughter, Dylan Frances Penn) from youth to adulthood as she grapples with the realization that her father is an inveterate conman, even as she loves him deeply. While this is a step up from his last effort, initially favorable reviews for the film have cooled to a more mixed reception, and the most memorable thing to come out of the Cannes premiere of Flag Day will most likely be Penn’s pointed comments on the American COVID response.Jodie Turner-Smith Lights Up the Red Carpet(Photo by Lionel Hahn/Getty Images)Thursday, July 8: The first night of the festival with palpable buzz kicked off when After Yang star Jodie Turner-Smith lit up the red carpet ahead of the film’s premiere. The Queen Slim star was the living embodiment of the word statuesque, draped in a strapless Gucci gown with a black vinyl and crystal bustier over a cream skirt with yellow crystal embroidery and canary yellow ostrich feathers. It was a fitting ensemble for a film that also captured the attention of critics here on the ground, where it is still Fresh at 89% after a handful of reviews.It only took until day 3 but AFTER YANG is the first #Cannes2021 film to make me ugly cry. Without a doubt the best movie about AI since Ex Machina, and a beautiful exploration of memories, family, being an immigrant, and humanity. Rafael Motamayor @ Cannes (@RafaelMotamayor) July 8, 2021The film is a delicate tearjerker with lofty ambitions as it attempts to dissect grand notions about grief, death, identity, and ethical technology, and many are already pegging it as an early favorite for the Un Certain Regard competition. Director Kogonada’s (Columbus) second feature film also stars Colin Farrell, Haley Lu Richardson, newcomer Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja and The Umbrella Academy s Justin H. Min as the family AI, which suddenly malfunctions.Stillwater Earns a Standing Ovation That Brings Matt Damon to TearsThursday, July 8: Premiering just after After Yang was the Focus Features film Stillwater, which will hit theaters in just a couple of weeks. Starring Matt Damon as an Oklahoma oil rig worker out to free his daughter from prison in Marseille after she is convicted wrongfully, she claims of murder. Stillwater was well received by critics it s currently Fresh at 88% and Damon, who wiped away tears during the film s standing ovation, was clearly touched and surprised by the rapturous reception from the festival crowd. Carrying the entire narrative while sporting a thick Oklahoman Accent, Damon could be a play for Best Actor at end-of-year awards. Couple this with the fact that it s the first film from director Tom McCarthy since 2015 s Best Picture-winning Spotlight and it will undoubtedly end up in the conversation.(Photo by A24)Also gaining significant buzz yesterday was Joanna Hogg’s follow-up to her previous feature, The Souvenir. The Souvenir: Part II is a continuation of her semi-autobiographical tale about a romance between a film student named Julie and a heroin addict. It picks up shortly after the events of the first film, as Julie attempts to translate what she experienced into a narrative feature; a meta premise that is masterfully executed. Honor Swinton Byrne reprises her role as Julie, and she is joined by her real-life mother, Tilda Swinton, who has five features at the festival this year, including Wes Anderson s highly anticipated The French Dispatch.Well, so THE SOUVENIR II is not just masterful, it s the kind of masterful that retroactively engulfs and electrifies the already-very-good THE SOUVENIR,reshaping it, too, into a subtly different magnificence. Jessica Kiang (@jessicakiang) July 8, 2021Day Two: A Pair of Docs Are the Talk of the TownWednesday, July 7: Day two of the first Cannes Film Festival back from the pandemic saw things get into the groove. After sparse mask compliance on day one, the staff at the Grand Lumiere Theatre seemed to make more of an effort to remind patrons to comply with the mask-always-on mandate. This was a welcome action, as a COVID-19 outbreak would be the worst possible outcome for a festival that seems to have made considerable efforts to keep the events safe.However, day two wasn t all about compliance or daily COVID tests; the two most talked-about films were English language documentaries. Todd Haynes presented an artful time capsule chronicling the history and influence of the iconic counterculture band The Velvet Underground. Rodrigo Perez of The Playlist wrote, Todd Haynes striking and daring The Velvet Underground doc is as jagged, artful and unconventional as the iconoclastic art-rock group itself. With just a handful of reviews in so far, it s currently at 100% on the Tomatometer, placing it atop our Cannes Scorecard, followed closely by yesterday s other highly buzzworthy doc, Val, which centers on actor Val Kilmer. Kilmer himself tweeted his followers looking forward to “sharing [his] life s story with all of you.”It feels like yesterday and yet it has been a lifetime. As I write this, my documentary is getting ready to premiere at Festival De Cannes. And as grateful as I am for being selected with this high honor, I look forward most to sharing my life s story with all of you. Val Kilmer (@valkilmer) July 6, 2021In May, Amazon Studio acquired the US and North American distribution of Val from A24, then just hours before the film screened at Cannes, Amazon released a compelling trailer for the intimate doc. Chronicling the highs and lows of Val Kilmer s four decade-long career, Val uses deeply personal archival footage shot by Kilmer himself along with contemporary interviews to give a fuller picture of his unflappable spirit and the man we meet off screen. This raw, wildly original, and unflinching documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled, sometimes hilarious look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man, writes Jen Maravegias of Pajiba.Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard Are Pioneers for Simulated Sex on Screen(Photo by Toni Anne Barson/Getty Images)Tuesday, July 6: Annette, the new rock opera starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, seemed destined only to flourish in the sunlight of the French Riviera, and we have to ask, Would that be such a bad thing? Driver, who returns to open Cannes as he did in 2019 with Jim Jarmusch s The Dead Don t Die, has made a few headlines in just mere hours. His co-star Marion Cotillard helped him out by proclaiming him as the Neil Armstrong of musical cunnilingus, going as far as to say, We found ourselves singing in very complicated positions, doing back-crawling or mimicking cunnilingus; acrobatic positions that technically modify your song. Whether this choice was authentic realism or merely a sex sells ploy has somewhat split critics, but the first English-language feature from Leos Carax currently sits at 90% on the Tomatometer and enjoyed a 5-minute standing ovation on opening night, so who s to say it mattered? During that ovation, Driver made his second batch of headlines by lighting up a cigarette another moment only possible in Cannes.We are on Minute 5 of the ANNETTE standing ovation and Adam Driver has begun smoking a cigarette pic.twitter.com/F56r0W0nGL Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) July 6, 2021Despite the upbeat trailer we saw a few weeks ago, Annette is a more dour affair than the opening pop song So Can We Start would have you believe. The catchy earworm penned by the Sparks brothers, along with all of the film s music, is a compelling entry for the Best Original Song at the Oscars, but that would be the only tune of Anette that could aspire to such heights. Bizarre, heady, moving, and ridiculous all in the same moment, the film was summed up best by Ed Potton for Times (UK) sums, who called it an anti-La La Land with dashes of Pinocchio, a fitting curtain-raiser to a Cannes like no other. If that sounds like your cup of tea, or maybe you just wanna see Kylo Ren go down on someone while intermittently crooning, be on the lookout for it when Amazon releases the audacious rock opera stateside later this year.Day One: Cinema Returns to Cannes(Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images)Tuesday, July 6: Cinema on The Croisette (the affectionate name for the area in Cannes where the world gathers to see the best in cinema) is back; festival director Thierry Frémaux said as much in his opening night remarks. Frémaux and his team dared to dream the impossible dream an in-person premiere film festival and then made that dream come true. The stars and press have now gathered after rigorous testing and COVID protocols, and for the most part, things look to be on track for a seamless event. That was the sentiment everyone who took the stage on opening night wanted to convey: We are here. At the opening ceremony, Bong Joon-ho, last year s Palm d Or winner for Parasite, and 2021 Honorary Palm d Or recipient Jodie Foster were joined by this year s Jury President Spike Lee and director Pedro Almodóvar to officially kick things off with one word spoken in Korean, French, Spanish, and English: Open. While the same could not be said for the issue-plagued Cannes ticketing website, however, which faltered most of the day Tuesday, even that failed to dim the intoxicating air of this year s festivities. The program is much as it has always been but also something entirely new, overcrowded but now with a (mostly) masked audience, bureaucratic but now paying careful attention to testing and (most of) ticketing. And the event organizers look to have pulled it off. The opening night film and a few soirees have gone off without a hitch. But the big questions are yet unanswered, namely which film will be the one to rise above the rest. Follow along with us here to find out.Check-in daily for more updates from the Cannes Film Festival.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
Got a ghost problem? A rogue vampire keeping you up at night? A spawn of Satan disturbing your peace? If so, there are two teams you can rely on to crack the case: The Winchester Brothers of TV’s Supernatural or the Scooby Gang and its hilarious namesake, Scooby-Doo. But which is better suited to solve your supernatural issues? In our latest episode of Vs., we’re pitting the long-running series Supernatural against everything Scooby-Doo – the original cartoon, its spin-offs, and the live-action movies. Which mystery-solvers are more popular with the people and the critics? Which franchise features the richest characters? And which team has faced off against the most dastardly villains? Find out as Rotten Tomatoes Contributing Editor Mark Ellis breaks it down to decide whether you should hop in the Mystery Van or the Winchesters’ Chevy when the ghouls come a-calling.As ever, if you don t agree with our choice of winner, let us have it in the comments.Scoob! will be released digitally May 15, 2020. Supernatural airs on the CW, next air dates are unknown.亚博竞猜平台Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 First-Look Photos An episode has no name — but it does have 14 new photos! by Debbie Day | April 17, 2019 | Comments
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It’s the first ever director face-off in our Vs. series, and it’s an epic battle between two of the most influential filmmakers of our time – especially when it comes to action and sci-fi cinema. In the one corner you have Sir Ridley Scott, the man who gave us Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, and… The Counselor. (Mean, we know.) In the other corner is James Cameron, the man who gave us Aliens, The Terminator, Titanic, and… Piranha II: The Spawning. (Really.) Which director comes out on top when it comes to box office, Tomatometer and Audience Score, influence, and more? Rotten Tomatoes Contributing Editor Mark Ellis is crunching the numbers and making the big calls and, as ever, if you don’t agree with the verdict, let us know in the comments.Thumbnail images by Everett Collection and ©Fox 2000 courtesy Everett Collection
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The 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out in a pre-recorded award ceremony on Sunday, April 4, honoring achievements in acting in both film and television. The cast of Aaron Sorkin s The Trial of the Chicago 7 won for Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture, while all the solo acting prizes in the Film category went to Black and Asian perf
At a time when movie theaters are shuttered, Netflix delivers blockbuster action with Extraction, the feature directorial debut of Avengers: Endgame stunt supervisor Sam Hargrave. The movie is scripted by Endgame co-director Joe Russo and produced by him and his filmmaking partner brother Anthony while Marvel’s Thor, Chris Hemsworth, leads the nearly non-stop fight sequences as a mercenary rescuing a drug lord’s son. Early reviews are mixed, but almost every one highlights a single, lengthy one-take set piece that’s worth the price of subscription.Here’s what critics are saying about Extraction:Will action movie fans enjoy it?If you’re a fan of action films like John Wick, Atomic Blonde, or The Raid then you’ll be more than pleased with Extraction. Matt Rodriguez, ShakefireThe constant, spectacular violence [doesn’t] quite rival John Wick’s mirror games or murder-by-library book for creativity but nearly make up for it in casual brutality. Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment WeeklyExtraction exhibits an ingenious, sometimes amusingly irreverent approach to action… and it features the most enjoyable scene of a grown man beating up children since Bad Santa. Emma Simmonds, The ListThis has all the momentum and kinetic violence of a Bourne movie. Edward Douglas, The Weekend WarriorWhat actually sets the film apart from other mainstream action movies is the sadistic gnarliness of the violence, which appears heavily inspired by Indonesian action flicks. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club[The action scenes] will be hard to top this year, even if blockbusters were coming out as normal. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpyHow is that one action sequence everyone s talking about?It s a breathtaking and relentless showcase of craft and skill, made all the more impressive by it being done largely in camera with minimal CGI. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpyIt’s an impressive logistical achievement of blocking, framing, camera movement, choreography, and, yes editing. Matt Singer, ScreenCrushWould surely have sent a packed house into rapturous applause had the film been released in theaters… Viewers at home might unleash a silent cheer. Rohan Naahar, Hindustan TimesIt’s an impressive feat, but — like much of this steroidal misfire — the shot is too enthralled by its own capacity for violence to have any real fun with it. David Ehrlich, IndieWireWhile the choreography does a good job of making Hemsworth look like a badass killer, it’s painfully repetitive — a lot of AK fire, defenestration, and knifing. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV ClubWe’ve now reached the point where we need to march these long takes behind the back of the barn and put one in the brain. David Jenkins, Little White Lies(Photo by Jasin Boland/Netflix)How does the movie look?Hargrave blocks and shoots the altercations in such a way that audiences can quickly read what’s happening. Rake fights dirty, but the coverage is clean, emphasizing what an efficient improviser he is in the moment. Peter Debruge, VarietyIt’s a good thing the film’s geography is so dynamic, because most scenes in Extraction are only differentiated by how people die. David Ehrlich, IndieWireBathed in a sickly yellow filter from beginning to end, Extraction is often as ugly as its subject matter. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmDhaka is made to look suitably anonymous, and the only visual signpost that we’re in Bangladesh is that everything is shot through urine-tinged filters. David Jenkins, Little White LiesHow is Sam Hargrave s directing?Hargrave has a gift for directing… Frankly, nothing about Extraction looks like a first-time feature. Douglas Davidson, Elements of MadnessHargrave knows to preserve the bodily integrity of his actors and stunt performers, rather than cutting every movement into bits. Pat Brown, Slant MagazineAs a director, Hargrave shows more proficiency than personality in the action set pieces, though they are still preferable to the dialogue scenes. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV ClubHe knows how to craft a strong action scene. The problem is finding a synergy between the action and the story that comes in between, which is where Extraction continually comes up short. Matthew Passantino, Big Picture Big Sound(Photo by Jasin Boland/Netflix)How about the script?In addition to being a spectacular action film, Extraction also happens to be a well-written drama as well. Rohan Naahar, Hindustan TimesThe plot feels like reheated leftovers from a hundred other movies about sullen warriors seeking redemption. Matt Singer, ScreenCrushExtraction does get a little bogged down by its story… Regardless, the story is ancillary to the action, which Extraction more than delivers on. Matt Rodriguez, ShakefireThe premise is pretty thin… Still, Extraction is about 90% action, so if the drama doesn’t work, you’re still left with a lot that does. Chris Bumbray, JoBlo s Movie EmporiumIs it a big departure for the Russos?It’s fitting that so many Marvel people are involved because Rake is a nearly unstoppable one man army and while there are no superpowers, he practically is superhuman. Matt Rodriguez, ShakefireThis may be the closest you ll get to super-heroics for a while and it s a pretty solid substitute. Emma Simmonds, The ListThe hyperbolically skilled soldier who brutalizes dozens of ragtag gangsters in a rundown apartment building essentially performs the same feats as the superhero dispatching hundreds of CG creatures in a crumbling city—and is borne no less of childish fantasies about the order of the world. Pat Brown, Slant MagazineJoe Russo’s screenplay is lean, but the manner in which the plot is structured streamlined yet brimming with backstory feels both classic and very comic booky. Rohan Naahar, Hindustan Times(Photo by Jasin Boland/Netflix)How is Chris Hemsworth?Hemsworth proves he can grimace while double-tapping assault rifles with the best of them. Pat Brown, Slant MagazineHonestly, of the performances we’ve seen from Hemsworth, this might be his best. Douglas Davidson, Elements of MadnessHemsworth has clearly found his stride as an action hero when not playing Thor… I definitely like Hemsworth more as an actor than others who may have played this sort of role, such as Bruce Willis or Jason Statham, etc. Edward Douglas, The Weekend WarriorWhile Extraction certainly takes advantage of Hemsworth’s godlike physique, it wastes the boyish charm that made his presence in Thor: Ragnarok and Ghostbusters so likable. Clarisse Loughrey, IndependentIt s just fun to see Hemsworth dropping F-bombs and taking part in brutal action that would never been seen in the MCU. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpyAre there any other standouts in the cast?The supporting cast is unusually strong… I was really impressed with Bollywood star Randeep Hooda. Chris Bumbray, JoBlo s Movie EmporiumRudhraksh Jaiswal impresses as Ovi in his first major role and Randeep Hooda gives all he’s got as Saju, a character who’s put through the wringer more than any other. Patrick Cremona, Radio TimesGolshifteh Farahani brings the briefest moments of female energy as Tyler’s levelheaded handler. Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment WeeklyDavid Harbour shows up as one of Tyler’s old buddies and makes the most of an extremely limited role. We’ve seen Harbour play this type of character before, but he’s still fun to watch. Chris Evangelista, Slashfilm(Photo by Jasin Boland/Netflix)What are the film s major issues?It’s a vision of foreign brutality treated as wholly interchangeable, without the weight of political or social consciousness. Clarisse Loughrey, IndependentIt would be wrong to call this film nihilistic, but it’s also so unconcerned with collateral damage that it begins to border on irresponsible. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmIs it a worthy substitute for going to the movies right now?Without question, Extraction is the theatrical experience audiences have longed for since cinemas shut down, and it’s available right in their homes. Douglas Davidson, Elements of MadnessEvery bit as entertaining as the equivalent pyrotechnic offering from a theatrical motion picture studio might have been. Peter Debruge, VarietyIt s that rare Netflix movie where you really wish you could have seen it on the big screen as it s blockbuster-level action. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpyI would have loved to see this on the big screen… It’s just so much more fun seeing movies like this one with an audience. Edward Douglas, The Weekend WarriorWould I recommend someone pay to see Extraction in a movie theater? Probably not… Netflix offers you the ability to really savor that one great action sequence. Matt Singer, ScreenCrushExtraction premieres on Netflix on Friday, April 24.
After saving the City from the reign of The Terror last season, Tick (Peter Serafinowicz) and Arthur (Griffin Newman) are now free to kick some new villain butt. That tail, in this case, belongs to a dastardly crustacean named Lobstercules. The do-gooding duo encounter the crusty fiend during a bank deposit gone very, very wrong in season 2 of The Tick.About the new season:Tick and Arthur must now defend the City from new villains and old enemies —that is, if they can convince AEGIS, the government agency in charge of superhero regulation, that they deserve the job. But now that the City is safe enough to protect, Tick and Arthur begin to see they’ve got competition.Meanwhile, vigilante Overkill (Scott Speiser) is struggling to adjust to the “no killing” policy Tick ordered, and Arthur’s sister Dot (Valorie Curry) begins to embrace the realities of the world around her. Ms. Lint (Yara Martinez) returns with an eye on creating a new image for herself, and Superian (Brendan Hines) learns what happens when a superhero is not always perfect. And, through it all, Dangerboat (voiced by Alan Tudyk) tries to keep the team safe — while continuing to harbor strong feelings for someone special.The Tick season 2 premieres Friday, April 5 on Amazon Prime Video
And with the second episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the picture of the post-Blip world is coming more clearly into focus. Governments are destabilized, certain parts of the world experienced a taste of peace while half its population was gone, and, seemingly, the US had a plan for Captain America.The episode also offered a number of introductions which seem to lead the mystery away from Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl) and toward an unexpected enemy. So let s dive in and glean what we can from the program s latest episode and what a new truth might mean for Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie).Couples Therapy, and Shipping Sam and Bucky(Photo by © Marvel Studios 2021)But before we get into the geopolitical aspects, let s give a few moments to Sam and Bucky s (Sebastian Stan) relationship. Yes, it is totally hetero and totally platonic, but it is interesting the way the Captain America strand of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has used film romance dynamics to charge scenes between Steve (Chris Evans) and his partners.Going by a certain reading of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Bucky is very much Steve s ex while Sam is, essentially, the new boyfriend. By utilizing rom-com dynamics, the film created a great shorthand to understand the emotions involved. And once we get to Bucky and Sam sitting in that old Volkswagen in Captain America: Civil War, their rivalry for Steve s friendship proved to be a great source for comedy. That dynamic only grows stronger as events position them into being a couple.Or, at least a couple in terms of the way the Captain America movies engaged with the romance tropes. Dr. Raynor s (Amy Aquino) choice to immediately employ couples therapy tactics on them not only lampshades that aspect of the dynamic, but plays into the characters discomfort with being a de facto couple. Also, it once again proved to be wildly funny as both Mackie and Stan play off of each other in a truly great way. Whether their dynamic is purely Odd Couple or something more just depends on how intensely you ship them.But all their discomfort does lead to one key point about Bucky: he s worried Steve was wrong about his ability to change. Presumably, this will be Bucky s objective for the rest of the season.Sam Learns About The TruthJoel MearesIn 2003, Marvel released a series called The Truth: Red, White Black. Written by Robert Morales with art from Kyle Baker, it told the story of a parallel Super Soldier program conducted on Black servicemen during World War II. Much like the real-life Tuskegee Experiments, it was conducted under false pretenses and without the explicit consent of the men involved. In the Marvel Universe, the experiment led to the deaths of at least 299 men. The one survivor, Isaiah Bradley, wound up with the full benefits of the Super Soldier Serum. Unfortunately, the wider US government was not so accepting of a Black Captain America and Isaiah was sentenced to life in prison after he went AWOL to destroy a Nazi Super Soldier lab. He is later pardoned and released, but exists as a legend known widely to Black Americans, but to few outside that community.And thanks to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, he s now a part of the MCU in the form of the great Carl Lumbly. His story has been altered somewhat – he is now a Korean War vet – but we think that context is more powerful for the MCU as the mid-20th Century is something of a blank slate for Marvel to work with. On a purely historical front, it s amazing for any modern series to even acknowledge Korea. And by placing Isaiah s story closer to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, the government s disgraceful treatment of him – locking him away for 30 years – becomes just that much starker. At no point during the movement was anyone even aware of Isaiah!Then there s the truth for Sam here: a Black Captain America came into existence in 1951 and only Bucky knew about him. That s a tough fact to process and an indication of what might ve happened had Sam just kept the shield for himself. It is pretty easy to imagine the government burying him (literally) and handing it to John Walker (Wyatt Russell).Considering how easy it was for those Baltimore Police to not recognize the Falcon, the people propping up Walker probably wouldn t have to work too hard to make Sam disappear.Flag Smashers And Power Brokers(Photo by © Marvel Studios 2021)Meanwhile, in Europe, we get a better idea of where the Flag-Smashers are coming from. In the wake of the Blip ending, a Global Repatriation Council was formed to help returning people reestablish their lives. According to Walker and Lemar Hoskins (Clé Bennett), this includes reactivating Social Security numbers (for US citizens), setting up healthcare options, and more. We also learn some of the people who were displaced now live in camps.But during the five years half the world s population was gone, people like Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman) experienced a taste of a world without borders, worries of overpopulation, and (we assume) corporate autocracies besides Stark Industries. Reclaiming that version of the world is her stated fight and it s hard to argue with all her points. Some, though, are easier to combat as they sound eerily reminiscent of Thanos s grim calculus. How does one reclaim a world of only 3 billion people except by killing 3 billion undesirables ? That thinking can only lead to something awful. At the same time, the sense of community she seemingly clings to can be scaled to include the returnees – unless, of course, she believes all the world leaders who also returned would object to that.That ambiguity is baked into the character, of course, as she is partially based on Marvel Comics Flag-Smasher, Karl Morgenthau, a Swiss anti-nationalist who came into conflict with Captain America, The Punisher, and even the Red Skull. Though his intentions of a world without nationalistic superiority were noble, his preferred method to further his goal, terrorism, indicated a flaw in his thinking. Cap even told him as much.For the moment, we re going to assume Karli shares this flaw. But that s presuming her stated goal is true. Perhaps the Flag Smashers are just ruse. Her apparent association with Power Broker indicates a much more fluid morality.As the name implies, the Power Broker is a person of means who offers super abilities and assets for personal gain. Curiously, the first version of the character was introduced as a satire of the health and fitness craze emerging in the late 1970s. Some of his schemes revolved around a wrestling promotion for super-powered people. He also ran afoul of John Walker and Lemar Hoskins. But perhaps the most intriguing thing about the Power Broker is his long association with Dr. Karl Malus, a mad scientist interested in the creation and application of superpowers. Is it possible they are the source of the Super Soldier Serum powering the Flag Smashers?Malus previously appeared in the second season of Jessica Jones in the form of Callum Keith Rennie. There, he was one of the IGH scientists involved in the creation of Jessica s (Krysten Ritter) powers and her mother Alisa s (Janet McTeer) more problematic life. Malus presumably committed suicide when he blew up his lab, but as it is still unclear if the events of that series really happened in the MCU, the character could be in play. Or, at the very least, he could have perfected a stable serum variant for the Power Broker before his death.Well, presuming the Power Broker is the source of the serum Karli s using and the person hounding her via text messages. The story seems to be tying these things together, but it is possible they are separate things.Meanwhile, as Bucky notes, the arrival of a stable of Super Soldiers is a definite problem. If Karli got her hands on the serum, is there more out there? If it is in the hands of the Power Broker – for the moment, we re going to assume the series is using the nameless version of the character instead of Curtiss Jackson – they could unleash a terrible force on the world.Or a terrible force for Zemo to control. But we ll consider him more next week.Of Battlestars And U.S. Agents(Photo by © Marvel Studios 2021)As mentioned above, the episode also introduced Lemar Hoskins – aka Battlestar. The character has an interesting behind-the-scenes history which is relevant to the show s running themes. In preparation for John Walker to become Captain America in the comics in 1987, writer Mark Gruenwald decided he needed a Bucky of his own. Already established as a member of the Bold Urban Commandos (BUCs for short), he chose Lemar to become the fifth Bucky and appeared as such for a short while. Eventually, writer Dwayne McDuffie explained to him Buck is a derogatory term for African Americans originating from the days of slavery. The two agreed to rename him Battlestar and a story developed for Lemar to highlight the problem and switch to the new persona. The story also firmly established Lemar as Walker s partner instead of a sidekick.Considering the way The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has highlighted the treatment of Black superheroes thus far, we expect some of Battlestar s history will come into play across the remainder of the season. At the moment, he seems pretty happy to be part of the counterfeit Team Cap, but it is easy to imagine his status could change soon. In the moments we have with him so far, it is unclear if he is Walker s partner or sidekick. Clarifying that role will be key.Of course, some of that depends on what sort of man John Walker turns out to be. For the moment, he seems forthright, but that slight suggestion of territoriality in his last moments with Sam indicates he may not be as noble as Steve.Then again, has any man ever been as noble as Steve?The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premieres new episodes on Fridays on Disney+.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.Thumbnail: © Marvel Studios 2021
亚博竞猜平台 (Photo by Lionsgate)Do movie trilogies have Fresher Tomatometer scores and make more money at the box office when one director (or co-directors) oversees all three films? Or, is it better if three different directors each tackle different films in a trilogy? With the wildly successful John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum marking the third Certified Fresh John Wick collaboration between director Chad Stahelski and Keanu Reeves (with a fourth on the way!), we decided to do a Tomatometer deep dive into theatrically released trilogies helmed by single directors. We wanted to know how the Tomatometer scores and domestic box office numbers for trilogies like Francis Ford Coppola s The Godfather, Jay Roach’s Austin Powers, and The Wachowskis’ Matrix films compare to trilogies directed by two or three separate directors.Is consistency actually key?After comparing the Tomatometer and box office data of 83 different trilogies we learned that when one person (or a duo like the Wachowskis) directs all three films, their trilogies make more money on average and have much higher Tomatometer averages than the trilogies in which two or three different people direct the entries. There are exceptions to the rule, of course, but the numbers favor The Dark Knight, Spider-Man, and Back to the Future trilogies, which were lucky enough to have Christopher Nolan, Sam Raimi, and Robert Zemeckis see them all the way through.If you’re interested in reading about the trilogy selection process, and seeing the list of selected franchises, you can check them out below. Also, we know Stahelski co-directed John Wick with David Leitch, but Stahelski stayed around to helm the second and third installments when Leitch moved on to direct Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2; since he has been on the project the entire time, we’re considering him to be “one” director.Here is the data – and the trends we found.The Fewer the Names, the better the trilogy (Photo by © New Line/courtesy Everett Collection)Average Tomatometer for trilogies directed by one person: 68%Average Tomatometer for trilogies directed by two directors: 54%Average Tomatometer for trilogies directed by three directors: 49%Based on the Tomatometer averages, it’s clear that having one person (or team) direct a trilogy is the way to go for Freshness. The 68% Tomatometer average for trilogies with a single director or directing team isn’t super Fresh, but it’s well ahead of the 54% and 49% averages of the trilogies with multiple directors. The Fresh average can be attributed to exceptional franchises such as Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy (97.6% average Tomatometer score), How to Train Your Dragon (94.6%), and The Lord of the Rings (93%), trilogies that received multiple Academy Awards and include no films with Tomatometer scores lower than 91%. Another factor that sets the single director category apart is that 22 of the 34 total trilogies in this category (64.7%) are Fresh, whereas only 14 (56%) and six (24%) of the trilogies in the other two categories have Fresh scores.All Trilogies Drop Off In Quality, But A Single Director Will Help you Stay (Just) Fresh In the End.(Photo by © Sony Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection)Tomatometer averages of the first, second, and third films in trilogies directed by one person or team: 75.5%, 68%, 60.8%Tomatometer averages of the first, second, and third films in trilogies directed by two people: 71%, 47%, 45%Tomatometer averages of the first, second, and third films in trilogies directed by three people: 71.4%, 46.3%, 35.5%The first, second, and third films in trilogies directed by one person or team all have Fresh Tomatometer averages (75.5%, 68%, 60.8%), and the 7.5% Tomatometer drop-off between the first and second film is pretty solid when compared to the 24% and 25.1% drops when it comes to trilogies with two and three directors, respectively. The sequels that contributed to the Fresh Tomatometer averages throughout the series are classics like John Wick: Chapter 2 (89%), Evil Dead 2 (98%), Spider-Man 2 (93%), Before Midnight (98%), The Dark Knight (94%), The Trip to Spain (82%), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (93%). The coolest (or nerdiest) fact here is how similar the Tomatometer averages for the trilogies directed by two or three people are until their third films (45% compared with 35.5%). The Tomatometer dropoff for trilogies with three directors was caused by soul-crushers such as Robocop 3 (3%), The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (0%), and Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (11%).More Directors Equals Less Money (Most of the Time)(Photo by © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Trilogies directed by one person or team: 2 million domestic box office average (adjusted for inflation)Trilogies directed by two people: 1 million domestic box office averageTrilogies directed by three people: 1 million domestic box office averageThe 2 million total domestic average for trilogies directed by a single person would make any studio executive happy — and probably get them ordering another trilogy ASAP. It helps that eight of the 36 (22.8%) series with a single director or directing team, including the Star Wars prequels and The Hobbit trilogy, made over billion domestically after adjusting for inflation. The 1 and 1 million box office averages for the other groups of trilogies are very respectable. However, only six of the 58 trilogies (10.3%) in the other two categories made over billion domestically; these multi-director trilogies include Iron Man, Beverly Hills Cop, and the original Star Wars trilogy. The newest Star Wars trilogy will likely join their ranks.Domestic box office averages (adjusted for inflation) of the first, second, and third films in trilogies directed by one person or team: 1 million, 6 million, 0 millionDomestic box office averages of the first, second, and third films in trilogies directed by two people or teams: 8 million, 6 million, 5 millionDomestic box office averages of the first, second, and third films in trilogies directed by three people or teams: 8 million, 7 million, millionThe standout trend here is that the box office averages for the movies directed by one person or team all stayed above 0 million – the majority of the first film’s audience kept coming back for more. Trilogies directed by one person also had the smallest box office drop between each film; the million (30%) box office drop from the first to third film is smaller than the 5 (45%) and 6 (60%) million drops for trilogies with two directors and three directors, respectfully.ARE THERE EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE? (Photo by Quantrell D. Colbert/Universal Pictures)Of course, when it comes to Tomatometer ratings, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has proven with their Iron Man (two directors), Thor (three directors), and Captain America (one single director and a directing team) trilogies that it sometimes doesn’t matter how many directors helm the movies. Also, the Pitch Perfect, Hannibal, Star Trek (2009-2016), Meet the Parents, X-Men, Beverly Hills Cop, and Wolverine trilogies pulled in huge amounts of money and had multiple directors. So, trilogies can absolutely work with multiple directors. HOW DID WE PICK THE TRILOGIES?(Photo by Lionsgate)Since John Wick tells the continuing story of Keanu Reeves s titular assassin killing hundreds of henchmen on his quest for revenge, we stuck with trilogies that told a continuous story featuring the same character(s) or plot lines throughout three films. Examples are Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy, and Todd Phillips Hangover trilogy, which saw the exploits of the same characters to a conclusion. We didn’t include trilogies with loose-connections (Noriko Trilogy), similar themes (Three Colors), or actors (Cornetto Trilogy) tying them all together. Also, you may notice that some of the trilogies we included such as the Pirates of the Caribbean, Jason Bourne, Jurassic Park, and Scream franchises went on to have more than three films. We included them because they had three-film narrative arcs that were completed with the third installment (e.g., Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). Some of these films had fourth (or fifth or sixth installments), but most of these later installments were meant to be part of a new trilogy (e.g. Jurassic World and Scream 4, which was supposed to be the beginning of a new trilogy). If a trilogy did not have complete Tomatometer scores they weren’t included. That’s why you won’t see the Infernal Affairs or Samurai trilogies below. The trilogies also needed to have been released in theaters. We didn’t include series that completed their trilogies with direct-to-DVD releases .Number of Trilogies directed by three people/teams 25: Alien (1979-1992), The Bad News Bears, Beverly Hills Cop, Blade, Blair Witch, Child’s Play (1988-1991), Crocodile Dundee, The Expendables, Free Willy, Friday, Hannibal, Harold Kumar, In the Heat of the Night, Johnny English, The Mighty Ducks, Oh God!, Omen, Pitch Perfect, The Ring, Robocop, Rugrats, Star Wars (1977-1983), Thor, Transporter, xXxNumber of Trilogies directed by two people 24: 50 Shades of Grey, Bridget Jones Diary, Captain America, Cars, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Creature From the Black Lagoon, Divergent, Iron Man, Jason Bourne (2002-2007), Jurassic Park (1993-2001), Kung Fu Panda, Look Who’s Talking, Major League, Meet the Parents, The Mummy, Naked Gun, Poltergeist, Porky s, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Santa Clause, Smokey and the Bandit, Star Trek, Taken, Wolverine (2009-2017), X-Men (2000-2006)Number of Trilogies directed by one person 34: Austin Powers, Back to the Future, Before Trilogy, Da Vinci Code, The Dark Knight, Despicable Me, Evil Dead, The Godfather, Hangover, The Hobbit, Hotel Transylvania, How to Train Your Dragon, Indiana Jones (1981-1989), Jackass, John Wick, The Lord of the Rings, Madagascar, Mad Max (1979-1985), Matrix, Maze Runner, Men in Black, The Mexico Trilogy, Night at the Museum, Ocean’s Trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean (2003-2007), Purge, Riddick, Rush Hour, Scream (1996-2000), Spider-Man, Star Wars Prequels, The Trip, UnbreakableNote: All Tomatometer data is accurate as of May 29, 2019Like this? 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亚博竞猜平台 (Photo by © 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd. ™. All Rights Reserved.)The X-Wing s pilot turns out to be the Jedi who Grogu contacted back on Tython and his superior skills make quick work of the Dark Troopers (much to Gideon s dismay). Arriving on the bridge, the Jedi is revealed to be Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who agrees to protect the child and train him.The bond between Grogu and Djarin is strong and the two have an emotional goodbye, complete with Djarin taking his helmet off so the child can see the face of his father. The Jedi departs with the child.Sometime later, Fett and Fennec make their way to Jabba s palace on Tatooine. There, they find Bib Fortuna in charge of the Hutt s former holdings. Fett dispatches the Twi lek and, presumably, assumes command of the criminal empire.Luke Skywalker s Arrival Forever Changes the Path of The Mandalorian, Removing Grogu(Photo by © 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd. ™. All Rights Reserved.)While we always had Luke on our list of available Jedi, we never really expected Djarin s path to cross with his; in fact, we ve always said we were more than happy to keep the Skywalkers out of The Mandalorian s quadrant of space. Nevertheless, it was thrilling to see the Jedi at the height of his powers undoing the menace of the Dark Troopers so ably realized by Reed. And since we re heaping praise on his directing chops, he also gave Luke an incredibly heroic fight scene.Then there s Luke s reveal itself. While many fans online had hoped to see Sebastian Stan take Hamill s place in this era of Star Wars, a de-aged Hamill appeared for the conversation with Djarin. Although, it is unclear if Hamill was ever on set. It is possible they used an updated version of the same techniques used in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to feature the late Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin and a de-aged Carrie Fisher — a credited body double for the Jedi indicates this the case. It is also possible Marvel s de-aging techniques were used, allowing Hamill to play the part for the key conversation. Either way, we got to see Luke as he appeared nearly 40 years ago and as a full Jedi Master. It makes us wish we could see Hamill and Luke in this period more often.Just not on The Mandalorian.It is easy to see this as the conclusion to the story creator Jon Favreau first developed before the series proved to be a massive success. While Dave Filoni s part of the galaxy offered alternative tutors like Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), Ezra Bridger, and even, as we speculated, Jedi Master Yaddle, delivering Grogu to Luke brings the series back to its initial tone: a program made in the spirit of Return of the Jedi and inspired by kids playing with Star Wars action figures. If The Mandalorian had ever been positioned as a limited series like the upcoming Marvel Studios program WandaVision, this would definitely be a satisfying place to end things — even if Djarin is left alone at the end. Going back to the westerns and samurai films that inspired Star Wars to begin with, it s thematically consistent for the Mandalorian to go back to his solitary wandering.But this is no longer the Way for him. In his quest to deliver Grogu to the Jedi, he saw alternative paths and despite his best efforts to be a side character in his own story, Din Djarin will have to face the facts: he is the star with a seemingly unavoidable destiny.Always Questions Are the FutureDebbie DayDjarin s destiny lead us to a number of questions. As does that incredible tease of Boba Fett s future at the end of the episode. With the program s initial premise seemingly resolved, its third season is wide open with possibilities.Is this the end of Lone Mando and Cub? A constant criticism of the show has been its wandering nature. Inspired by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima s manga series Lone Wolf and Cub, the format allowed the show to take episode-length detours like Chapter 10 s Frog Lady charter or Chapter 6 s prison break. It meant the directors could come on to the show and essentially make large-budget Star Wars fan films while Favreau moved the overall plot along. Nonetheless, Chapter 10 was criticized as filler, and even we wondered how much longer the show could do episodes like it as its own mythology built up. The