Indonesian director Joko Anwar is one of the most exciting horror talents working today, and Impetigore might be his most effective – and surprisingly moving – film to date. The story is free-wheeling and complex, but essentially involves a young woman returning to her ancestral village, where she’s inherited a house. Is it haunted? Probably. Why do the locals seem so suspicious of her? We’re about to find out. This incredibly atmospheric film kicks off with what might be the tensest horror opening of the decade – a strange man terrorizes a toll booth worker – and from there piles on killer set pieces and unforgettable imagery at a clip. Indonesia selected Impetigore as its entry for the Oscars’ international feature category; we hope the Academy takes a risk on this genre gem and shortlists it.Available on: Shudder皇冠体育下载LOL手游苹果版终于上线啦，这可是喜欢MOBA游戏的玩家绝对不能错过的经典大作，玩过端游的朋友还可以在这里重逢熟悉的英雄们，与他们重新并肩作战！
1. DANIEL CRAIG S CHARACTER WILL RETURN IN KNIVES OUT SEQUEL (Photo by Claire Folger/©Lionsgate)Daniel Craig s run as James Bond will end in a few months with the release of No Time to Die (4/10/2020). The relative success (0 million worldwide from a million budget) of the recent whodunit mystery Knives Out (Certified Fresh at 97%), however, is about to give Craig a new franchise to replace his old one. Writer-director Rian Johnson is reportedly already working on a Knives Out sequel that will feature Craig s detective Benoit Blanc investigating a new case, implying that most of the cast will also be new. Lionsgate has not yet given the Knives Out sequel a greenlight, but Rian Johnson is reportedly hoping to start filming within the next year, presumably for a release in late 2021 or 2022.2. NICHOLAS HOULT JOINS MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7 AS THE FRANCHISE S NEXT VILLAIN (Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Mission: Impossible Fallout (Certifed Fresh at 97%), the sixth film in the franchise, introduced a new adversary for Tom Cruise s Ethan Hunt in the form of a CIA assassin played by Henry Cavill, who in 2018 was coming off his run as Superman. For Mission: Impossible 7, Paramount Pictures is turning to another recently finished franchise for its next villain. Nicholas Hoult, who played Beast in recent X-Men movies, has signed on to join the Mission: Impossible franchise with the seventh film, which is currently scheduled for release on July 23, 2021 (one week after Space Jam 2 and Tom Holland s third solo Spider-Man movie). Other new cast members will include Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff (both of the Marvel Cinematic Universe) and, also announced this week, Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire). Director Christopher McQuarrie said of Shea Whigham s character, You ll never see him coming, which is leading some to speculate that he may be playing magician Rollin Hand, who was played by Martin Landau on the original 1960s TV series.3. RYAN REYNOLDS CONFIRMS DEADPOOL 3 IS IN THE WORKS AT MARVEL STUDIOS (Photo by Joe Lederer/TM & ©Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)Although the 20th Century Fox version of the X-Men franchise ended last year with Dark Phoenix, there is one franchise that appears to be making the transition from Fox to Marvel Studios relatively smoothly. Talking this week to the hosts of TV s Live with Kelly and Ryan, Ryan Reynolds confirmed that Deadpool 3 is now in active development at Marvel Studios, with the whole team (preumably screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick) now working on it. It is not clear how Deadpool will transition from one cinematic reality (the world of Fox s X-Men movies) to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Deadpool s ability to break the fourth wall may be all the explanation the screenwriters need. Deadpool (Certified Fresh at 85%) and Deadool 2 (Certified Fresh at 84%) came out just two years apart from each other (2016 and 2018), but with no release date for Deadpool 3 yet in 2021 or 2022, the gap between 2 and 3 will be presumably be much longer.4. TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET JOINS MUSICAL BIOPIC BANDWAGON AS BOB DYLAN (Photo by Jason Smith/Everett Collection)Following the 3 million earned in 2018 by Bohemian Rhapsody and the accolades this year given to Rocketman, Hollywood is certainly on the hunt for other musical biopics it can greenlight next. Jennifer Hudson is currently filming the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect (10/9/2020) and Baz Luhrmann is preparing to film an Elvis Presley biopic starring Austin Butler (Tex from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) as Elvis and Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker. We can now add Bob Dylan to the list, as Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, Little Women) this week joined an untitled Bob Dylan project (formerly called Going Electric). Not to be confused with the 2007 Bob Dylan film I m Not There (which featured several people as Dylan), this new film will be directed by James Mangold, who previously directed the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line and most recently 2019 s Ford v. Ferrari, also based on a true story. As the working title Going Electric suggests, this new Bob Dylan film will focus on the period in his life when he switched from the acoustic guitar of a folk singer to the electric guitar of a rock star. Timothée Chalamet will next be seen in Wes Anderson s The French Dispatch and as Paul Atreides in the remake of Dune (12/18/2020).
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Little Fires Everywhere: Season 1 (2020) 79% (Hulu)Aside from the star power involved – Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Joshua Jackson, and Rosemary DeWitt are just some of the names in the cast – what makes Little Fires Everywhere a compelling watch is the whodunit factor. The season opens with a scene revealing the climactic ending, leaving you to try and determine just how the characters and their choices throughout the ensuing eight episodes got us there. Based on Celeste Ng’s popular 2017 novel by the same name, the show also contends with the same tough topics tackled in the book, like class warfare and race relations. And while it slaps you in the face with metaphors at times, the show is addictive, and manages to stray just enough from the book’s original ending to satisfy and surprise casual watchers as well as Ng s fans. – Kyle Moss, ProducerWhere to Watch: HuluCommitment: Approx. 8 hours (eight-episode limited series)Review 95% (Comedy Central)It seems as though our social distancing isn t going to end any time soon, but thanks to Review there s a way to experience a variety of real-life situations from the comfort of your own home. On this show, viewers call in and wonder what it s like to do and feel many different things; Andy Daly commits to each task and then helpfully rates them at the end of each segment. Miss driving your car? Let him experience Road Rage for you so you don t have to anymore (1.5 stars out of 5). Is there a long-simmering feud in the back of your mind? Revenge gets a 5 out of 5. So if you re ruminating about all you re missing out on, to quote the opening theme: Life. It s literally all we have. But is it any good? . Now you know. (FYI Revenge was later downgraded to a 1 out of 5). – Sara Ataiiyan, Review CuratorWhere to watch: Amazon, Vudu, iTunesCommitment: 8 hours (three seasons)The Plot Against America: Season 1 (2020) 87% (HBO)I know a lot of people who watched the first episode of HBO s The Plot Against America and abandoned ship because, well, there wasn t much of a plot. In this day of content saturation, it s expected that a new series or miniseries will grab you with something big and gobsmacking in its opening eps or you ll just move on to the next thing, and the first few eps of The Plot Against America were mostly about families sitting around talking politics. My advice now that all six episodes are available to stream on HBO: Go back and stick with it through the end; it s a slow burn but when it gets to its back half, The Plot Against America is one of the most powerful things HBO has put out in years. Like the Philip Roth novel on which it s based — which tells the dual tales of aviator Charles Lindbergh s fictionalized rise to the presidency and embrace of the German Nazi party, and how that impacts the lives of a New Jersey Jewish family — the series is complex and meticulously laid out, its deliberate pace matching the slow and insidious rise of anti-Semitism in its version of America. Winona Ryder and Zoe Kazan give standout performances as two sisters with very different views on the direction the country is taking, but the series belongs to the kids, especially to Azhy Robertson as the family s youngest son, and his friend and neighbor Seldon, played by Jacob Laval. – Joel Meares, Editor-in-ChiefWhere to Watch: HBOCommitment: 6 hours (six-part limited series)Making the Cut: Season 1 (2020) 67% (Amazon Prime)After 16 years on the widely successful series, Project Runway, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn walked away. Looking for a fresh start, the duo created their own fashion competition show, partnered with Amazon Studios, and have a new catch phrase, Making the Cut. While the conceit of finding a new designer from a batch of unknowns is the same, the show is definitely a fresh take on the genre. The emphasis this time is not only on talent, but on identifying each designers’ brand and ability to create a business that will attract customers. Each week, the designers are tasked with timed, thematic challenges and must produce two looks: a “runway look” and an “accessible look, and the winning “accessible look” is available each week for purchase on the Making the Cut Amazon store. Currently all winning looks (to date) are sold out! The production quality is amazing, as they travel to Paris and Tokyo for design inspiration. Also contributing is judge Naomi Campbell, who is basically the Simon Cowell of the group. She’s blunt, honest, but also helpful. – Eileen Rivera, Sr. Director of Production Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video (and here is a link to the store)Commitment: Approx. 10 hours (across 10 episodes; season finale is April 24)Rake 100% (ABC Australia/Netflix)(Photo by ©Acorn TV/Australian Broadcasting Corp. / Courtesy: Everett Collection)If you’re looking for something off the beaten track, then Australia’s Rake is a perfect binge for you. Richard Roxburgh plays Cleaver Greene, a sharp-as-a-tack criminal defense barrister whose self-destructive streak often threatens to derail is personal and professional lives. Cleaver is a rake, yes, but one that we love: each episode a little bit of goodness peeks through as he defends the kind of alleged criminals most would reject while also trying to repair relationships with those he truly loves. The cinematography is nothing to write home about, but the storytelling and dialogue are magnificent, and Roxburgh is electric in the role. The comedy and tragedy of Cleaver Greene is downright Shakespearian at times, and good luck if you think you can watch only one episode in a sitting. – Lucy Bruckner, ProducerWhere to watch: NetflixCommitment: Approx. 40 hours (40 episodes across five seasons)Merlin 85% (BBC)(Photo by Nick Briggs/©BBC America/courtesy Everett Collection)In these strange times, a nostalgia binge can sometimes soothe the savage beast. Have a whole family of little savages? Merlin offers wholesome escapism, and its availability on Netflix makes it a convenient option to entertain families with five seasons worth of jaunty adventure. Some material may be too scary for the youngest of the family, but the fantastical bromance about warlock Merlin (Colin Morgan) and Camelot’s Prince Arthur (Bradley James) as young men battling monsters, fighting for justice, and looking for love holds a universal appeal. Angel Coulby appears as Gwen, Katie McGrath as Morgana, Anthony Head as Uther, Richard Wilson as Gaius, and John Hurt voices Kilgharrah the Dragon. The series also features a who’s-who of international talent as secondary and guest stars, including Asa Butterfield, Santiago Cabrera, MacKenzie Crook, Liam Cunningham, Charles Dance, Warwick Davis, Tom Ellis, and on. Tune in with your preteens and teens to make the day’s headlines magically disappear. – Debbie Day, Sr. TV EditorWhere to watch: NetflixCommitment: Approx. 47 hours (across five seasons)The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (Netflix)Wholesome. Silly. Light on drama. Heavy on fun. Based on a Shonen Jump manga series, the series centers on Saiki Kusuo, a high school student who was born with a seemingly unlimited number of supernatural powers. After learning as a child that using his abilities in public only causes him trouble, he distances himself from his classmates, and resolves to never again use his abilities in front of people — other than his wacky, eccentric parents. But his aloof personality and inadvertent talent for nearly everything make him a magnet for friendship and romance — attention the all-powerful loner wants to avoid! Saiki soon learns that not even the strongest of superpowers can thwart the perils of high school. Paced like a series of comic strips, this show is full of absurd plot lines that will crack you up, and characters so charmingly silly, you can’t help but love them. – Tyler Lorenz, Media CoordinatorWhere to Watch: NetflixCommitment: 20 hours (across 50 episodes)Note: The above trailer is for Saiki s sequel series, Reawakened. Dead Set: Miniseries (2008) 92% (E4/Netflix)(Photo by © Zeppotron / Courtesy: Everett Collection)Before he created Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker gifted us with this horror flick/reality TV mashup that stems from a brilliantly simple premise: What would happen to the people in the Big Brother house if a zombie apocalypse broke out on the outside? The metaphor that plays out in the series can feel a tad overdone — the folks watching reality TV, and the folks featured in it, are just like zombies! — but it s smartly written, frequently hilarious, and often very, very scary. The performances are all great, too; look out for a young Riz Ahmed in one of his earliest TV roles. Interestingly, I was reminded to rewatch the series after hearing Brooker on the Scriptnotes podcast; in an episode devoted to how writers were handling the current pandemic, Brooker noted the similarities between the setup for Dead Set and news reports in March about the German cast of Big Brother being told of the unfolding Coronavirus pandemic out in the real world. – Joel Meares, Editor-in-ChiefWhere to Watch: Netflix,Commitment: Approx. 2.5 hours (across 5 episodes)Check out our regular April Binge Guide. Thumbnail image: Nick Briggs/©BBC America, © Zeppotron, Michele K. Short/HBO
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The 46th annual Telluride Film Festival wrapped this Monday and for the first time in recent memory, a pair of stars prompted the typically celebrity-averse attendees to throw convention out the window. The quiet rustic town, nestled high up in the Colorado mountains, is so small that hiding behind a velvet rope is nearly impossible; since it s one of the most in-demand stops on the fall awards circuit, A-listers typically walk the street with little fanfare. This year, however, first-time attendee Adam Sandler and Telluride alum Adam Driver were the toast of the town. Both were mobbed by uncharacteristically star-struck festivalgoers, and both just smiled through the attention.Billy Madison and Kylo Ren may have caused a brief departure from the norm, but this year s program remained unchanged in one way audiences were treated to exceptional films from auteur filmmakers. Sandwiched between the Toronto International and Venice Film Festivals, the laid-back fest remains a coveted stop on the way to Oscar glory, with eight of the last 10 Best Picture winners screened in Telluride. From what we heard and saw on the ground there, coupled with our Venice Scorecard tracking reviews for films premiering at that festival, some of our Ridiculously Early Oscar Predictions are looking more likely, while other Oscar hopefuls left their chances high atop the mountains. With a shortened season, the frontrunners will have to come out of the gates strong if they plan to stay in contention, and we can already see early trends and storylines emerging. Here are our key takeaways from this year s Telluride Film Festival as we head into Toronto.A Tale of Two Adams: Sandler, Driver In the Best Actor Race(Photo by © A24)Adam Sandler and Adam Driver took Telluride by storm. Sandler, who made the trek for the first time with the Safdie brothers Uncut Gems, was rewarded with the best reviews he s earned since Punch Drunk Love. As we mentioned in our Telluride preview, Uncut Gems enjoyed a buzzy world premiere, with much interest in what Sandler and the Safdies could bring, following the directing duo s breakout hit Good Time. The film stars Sandler as a fast-talking celebrity jeweler and places the audience in a state of constant tension for 135 minutes – a staple of the Safdies directing style. Sandler chatted, joked, and mingled with the festivalgoers as critics heralded his equally charismatic and frantic performance as the best work of his career. Uncut Gems is still Fresh at 100% on the Tomatometer, and many are signaling that the SNL alum could make his second visit to the Golden Globes (his first was for Punch) and maybe further.Though Sandler was clearly living his best life in Telluride, perhaps no one had a better weekend than Adam Driver. In addition to screening his two awards contenders, The Report and Marriage Story, the Star Wars star was also honored with a tribute handed to him by none other than Martin Scorsese. Scorsese, who directed Driver in Silence, proclaimed him to be the greatest actor of his generation, and the praise for Driver did not stop there. He garnered positive reviews for both of his films, though Netflix s Marriage Story, from Noah Baumbach, is clearly the stronger play for him to earn a Best Actor Oscar nomination at this point. Following his first nomination last year for BlacKkKlansman, the marine-turned-thespian is launching right back into the season with the full weight of the Netflix awards team behind him. Given the fact that he will also be right in heart of the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker press tour during the height of the awards season, Adam Driver will be the name on everyone’s (and every voter’s) lips.International Cannes Favorites Continue to Wow Critics(Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)After their glamorous premieres on the French Riviera at the Cannes Film Festival, Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite and Céline Sciamma s Portrait of a Lady on Fire continued to wow critics at Telluride.Back at Cannes, Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times compared Parasite to Jordan Peele’s Us: An escalating freak show of tension, surprise and class rage, Parasite would make a terrific double bill with Us, which it matches and perhaps even surpasses in impact. Also in May, Stephanie Zacharek was equally favorable to Portrait of a lady on Fire, calling it a great example of how a well-told story, with vivid characters, can seep right into your bones and keep you thinking for days afterward and the pleasure felt while watching it isn t negligible either. The overwhelmingly positive receptions out of Cannes came as no surprise to most, but the frenzied quests to see the films at Telluride were slightly unexpected. As word grew of the dual masterworks, screenings were reportedly turning people away. The last showing of Parasite turned away over 600, an astonishing number for the intimate festival. Bong, who many think will pull a Best Directing and possibly a Best Picture Oscar nomination for Parasite (a rare feat for an international film), appears to be very much undaunted by all the hype. When we chatted with him at Telluride, he was most interested in the other films on the slate, adding modestly, “I am just happy people like it. Like is a gross understatement for either film, both of which will have sizable awards campaigns, so don’t be surprised if they show up in the newly dubbed Best International Film category in 2020.Ford v. Ferrari Revs into the Oscar Voters ViewFord vs. Ferrari is the quintessential Hollywood Oscar movie. A true-life period-piece? Check. An A-list cast of Oscar winners/nominees? Check. A prestige director? Check. Aimed at older Oscar voters? Checkmate! With Ford v. Ferrari, director James Mangold and stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale look to repeat the same formula that spelled success for Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper in 2014 with American Sniper. The story of how the Ford motor company s Carroll Shelby (Damon) and Ken Miles (Bale) battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and each other to topple racing Goliath Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans is very much on-brand for Oscar voters. It s this year s Moneyball with race cars, and Tomris Laffly of RogerEbert.com raved that it s a 60s-set adrenaline rusher with top-shelf technical craftsmanship. This one will look to pull accolades for those in front of and behind the camera.The Comeback Kid Preps for a Cinderella Story(Photo by JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)Not to be outdone by Adams Driver and Sandler, Renée Zellweger also made a memorable trip to Telluride with Judy, whose positive reception confirmed our very own Bridget Jones has indeed returned. Zellweger is unrecognizable as the tragic starlet Judy Garland, and the performance (including the singing and dancing) is uncanny. As Gary Oldman did in Darkest Hour, Zellweger fades away, and you only see Judy, a part many are saying the Texas native was born to play. Erik Anderson of AwardsWatch said of Zellweger, [She] knows a bit about being chewed up and spit out by the Hollywood machine and the gaggle of media that want to focus on every flaw, every alleged surgery or unsuccessful marriage. It s part of what makes her the perfect choice to play Garland. After a string of sometimes downright nasty media coverage over the last few years, we are thrilled that Zellweger has reemerged better than ever in this second act of her storied career with two very different projects. Earlier this year she played a Gordon Gecko-styled femme fatale in Netflix’s What/If, and this week at Telluride we saw her inspired take on one of the world’s most beloved singer-actresses. Perhaps there’s really no need to call it comeback, but we re happy about it nevertheless.And the Oscar Goes to Netflix (Maybe)(Photo by © Netflix)Moments after Roma screened at Telluride in 2018, anyone who had the privilege to see it instantly understood why Netflix bristled at anyone discounting its cinematic brilliance. The hands-down favorite to win Best Picture on Oscar night, Alfonso Cuarón s semi-autobiographical retelling of his adolescence ultimately lost to Green Book, and many saw the decision as a rejection of the streaming giant Netflix, as opposed to a victory for the Peter Farrelly dramedy. The same scenario is taking shape for several Netflix films in 2020, as Marriage Story, The Two Popes, The King, Dolemite is My Name, and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman are all poised to make deep runs this season. The question is, will it be enough for any of them to take home the top prize? The Academy rejected a rumored plan that would require a four-week streaming window for Oscar eligibility, but even campaigning from Martin Scorsese himself could persuade theater distributors AMC, Regal, and Cinemark to compromise and screen his film at their theaters. Regardless of where you land on the streaming debate, the final word may be given on Oscar night, and we can’t wait to watch.Awards Season Forecast Clears Up (And Waves makes a splash)(Photo by © A24)Prior to festival season, most awards predictions are about as scientific as tossing darts at a list of names; few films in the conversation have even screened before Telluride or Venice. Post-Telluride, however, the landscape pulls into focus. There’s always that one film no one saw coming, like Moonlight, or a film that surpasses all expectations, like Lady Bird, and more often than not, these films premiere at the Colorado festival. (It’s worth noting Lady Bird and Moonlight shot into the awards conversation due in large part to their rapturous Telluride debuts.) This year’s discovery is undoubtedly Waves by Trey Edward Shults, the seemingly fearless filmmaker behind horror movie It Comes At Night whose unconventional stories are wholly unique. Sheri Linden of The Hollywood Reporter proclaimed Waves as further evidence that Shults, at 30, is one of the most versatile and gifted young filmmakers working today. Little was known about the plot or premise of Shults sophomore effort, but following the premiere (for all those who seek to watch it, we advise going in blind), there was no shortage of praise for stars Sterling K. Brown, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and newcomer Taylor Russell. Waves is a dark horse contender for end-of-year awards, but still very much in the race.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
When the children s cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008, it was unlike anything kids or adults had ever seen. The show was praised for its art direction, soundtrack, cultural references, humor, and most importantly, its themes, as Avatar was not afraid to explore concepts rarely touched on in youth entertainment. And now, with the show arriving on Netflix after what feels like a 100-year sleep, it is about to be introduced to a whole new audience while simultaneously reminding hardcore fans what made it so special. And to go along with the show s reemergence into the pop culture mainstream, Rotten Tomatoes’ Mark Ellis is delivering five titles you may have missed that tackle many of the same themes, have similar animation styles, and contain characters that follow a similar journey.
手游的体力系统，还有需要大量重复劳动来积累资源的养成系统，本质上都是为了拖慢玩家进度，逼迫玩家在即使是重复劳动也必须每日登录，每日保持活跃的做法。他们希望你每天都玩，尽量多玩，把你绑死在这一个游戏上，给他们创造足够高的总营收。 (Photo by The CW)Comic book television had another stellar year in 2018, with shows like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina joining returning programs like Arrow, Preacher, and the since-cancelled Marvel shows on Netflix. The sudden departures of Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist also marked a time of change as The Walking Dead’s lead actor said goodbye (sort of) and cable outlets and streaming services scooped up Deadly Class, The Umbrella Academy, and The Boys for a 2019 filled with shows not based on Marvel or DC superheroes. Granted, the DC Universe streaming service will make sure plenty of new superheroes make their way to TV in the coming year.But before the new year arrives, let’s look back at some of our favorite moments in comic book television in 2018.WARNING: Spoilers ahead.The Walking Dead s Rick Grimes Blows Up His Alexandra BridgePerhaps more memorable for the the publicity around it, Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) decision to blow up the bridge he spent most of his time in The Walking Dead’s ninth season was a defining moment for the character and the series as a whole. For Rick, it was the ultimate act of sacrifice in order to save everyone he loved. And consider the time-jump after the explosion, he definitely experienced a thematic death if not the true death AMC teased when it decided to let fans known Lincoln was leaving the show.Someday, Rick’s decision will be remembered for its impact on the story, but in 2018, the scene was more about Lincoln’s departure and AMC’s announcement that both he and Rick would return in a Walking Dead spinoff TV movie. Making the scene and the announcement interlinked was the decision to reveal Rick’s new status on Talking Dead immediately after Lincoln’s final episode aired. Some viewers were left feeling like a bait-and-switch had occurred, but it indicated the network’s ambition for the world of Walkers, survivors and even Rick himself.It is nonetheless a rare sort of media circus for a television show based on a comic book and, therefore, memorable.Riverdale s Second Black Hood Reveal(Photo by The CW)When the Black Hood was first unmasked as Riverdale High School janitor Joseph Svenson (Cameron McDonald) in season 2, episode 9, it thudded across the screen. The character was only introduced two episodes prior and, as star K.J. Apa pointed out when we visited the Riverdale set in November, Svenson s eyes were not the color he saw when the Black Hood began his spree at Pop s Chock lit Shoppe. And though showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa promised the show was moving on to a new mystery, the apparent solution to the Black Hood case never felt right.And, of course, it wasn t. After a month or two of dormancy, the Black Hood reappeared during the school s production of Carrie: The Musical, killing Midge Klump (Emilija Baranac) and stringing up her body on the set as a calling card. The chase for him resumed as the tensions between the Ghoulies and the Serpents reached the breaking point. And then, in Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night that aired in May, Betty (Lili Reinhart) went home to discover the Black Hood was her own father Hal Cooper (Lochlyn Munro).The scene, in which Hal forces Alice (Madchen Amick) and Betty to watch a home movie of his mother teaching him about the corruption of the world, tied everything together. Becoming an avenging angel ran in the family. Setting up a patsy also seemed to be a tradition among the Coopers, as Hal revealed that he convinced Svenson to take the fall as the Black Hood. Considering Hal s ties to the Blossom clan, this turn of events also felt thematically consistent.His plan to finish off his own family failed, leaving Hal in a Silence of the Lambs–style jail cell. But the revelation of the Black Hood also left a profound effect on Betty, especially when Hal claimed she contained the same darkness. After all, she handed the phony Chic (Hart Denton) over to him to be disposed of a few episodes earlier and then there s also Dark Betty to consider. As it happens, we ve yet to see Dark Betty in season 3. Or Hal for that matter. Maybe he will impart some key lesson to help his daughter before the current season ends.That Titans Stinger SceneIf you haven’t watched all of DC Universe’s Titans, we suggest getting through the end credits of episode 11 to see what is arguably the most surprising and compelling stinger scene this year. With Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) still in the thrall of Trigon (Seamus Dever), the season ends on a dark note. But it almost immediately offers hope in the form of a disquiet Cadmus lab and a muscular young man with Superman’s S-Shield tattooed on his shoulder. It is clear he has escaped from his containment cell and that he’s taking a dog with him.Fans of the DC Comics characters will recognize the scene from the first appearance of the Superboy introduced after the 1992 “Death of Superman” storyline. In subsequent years, he came to be known as Connor Kent and served a long tenure in the Young Justice team and with a new generation of the Teen Titans. He subsequently disappeared from DC continuity during a legal battle with the family of Superboy creator Jerry Siegel. But when the dust settled, his absence became a major plot point of the Titans comic book.To see him suddenly appear in the Titans television show was a genuine shock. The program kept the characters powers more contained despite references to both Wonder Woman and Superman sprinkled throughout its first season. Also, Connor is not a mainstream character despite his role on the Young Justice animated series. But perhaps more crucially, he is not a member of the team Titans centers on. Nonetheless, it proved to be a magical moment suggesting Titans second season will branch out in new, startling directions. Well, once Dick frees himself from Trigon, of course.Daredevil’s Prison RiotIn a season filled with incredible moments, Daredevil’s third season prison riot will likely stand as the hallway fight subsequent Marvel shows will have to beat. Granted, only the remaining seasons of Jessica Jones and The Punisher will have that chance. Starting with Matt Murdoch (Charlie Cox) completely off his footing, the sequence opens as the sloppiest of hallway fights. Even the orderlies — hired goons on Wilson Fisk’s (Vincent D’Onofrio) payroll — seem ill-equipped for the challenge. The humor subsides once Matt finds his way to the Albanian crime lord Fisk put behind bars.Here, in a brief moment of dialogue, Matt learns Fisk arranged to have himself shivved so his appeal to the FBI would seem more convincing. Following this revelation, Matt and one of the Albanians make their way through a complete prison riot, dodging inmates and guards as Matt tries to reach the outer gate and the cab which has been patiently waiting for him the whole time. Though constructed in several pieces, the finished sequence appears to be a single 12-minute take with no cutaways. It illustrates the confidence the show found in its third year; which also informs the subsequent Matt/Dex fight in Episode 6 and the way Fisk learns about Dex (Wilson Bethel) while sitting in his hotel suite. It was, in short, the hallway fight perfected.Which makes it all the sadder that Daredevil will never have the chance to top it.‘Beebo Wants Cuddles’When Cuddle Me Beebo was introduced in a 2017 episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, it seemed so unlikely that the parody of must-have holiday toys like Tickle Me Elmo, Furby, and Teddy Ruxpin would become a recurring element of the show’s mythology. But by May 2018, Legends had such confidence that it could use Beebo as the resolution of its season-long plot.Throughout the year, the Legends were tasked with obtaining a series of magical totems in order to keep the demon Mallus (John Noble) from returning to conventional time and space. But obtaining the totems would not be enough. As each selected a bearer — Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) received the Fire Totem, while the Death Totem chose Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) — it became more and more obvious that the often cantankerous Legends would have to work in concert to fight Mallus. After trying time and again to become something like the Voltron force, the group finally realized they could only defeat Mallus with a symbol of purity and joy, conjuring a giant version of the Beebo toy to use some mad kung-fu moves on the demon.The scene is just absolute madness and the least likely thing a viewer would expect to see on broadcast television: an ersatz Muppet fighting a CGI demon. To watch it out of context has nearly the same effect in context; it is absolutely cheesy, but Legends lost its fear of corny, silly images long ago.But then again, comics can and will be cheesy. Sometimes that’s the charm, and Legends brilliantly captured the thrill of seeing something completely silly paying off a long-teased conflict. And in a TV landscape full of serious images, a goofy thing winning the day is an admirable choice.Of course, these are just a handful of moments from a year more stuffed with comic book-based content than ever before. And as the will to bring these ideas from the page to screen gains more and more confidence, we expect 2019 to have even more amazing moments.Tell us about your favorite Comics-on-TV moment in the comments.