亚慱体育手机版采用百度引擎2（Baidu 0）(Photo by CJ 4DPLEX)What s more MAX than IMAX? To answer that, we take a quick look back to 1986. That s right, 32 years ago, the future was already being written by an intrepid explorer in a theme park. That explorer s name? Captain EO. That theme park? The happiest place on earth, Disneyland. At the time, Disney and Michael Jackson put on a show they labeled a 4D presentation, a space opera in 3D augmented by in-theater laser light effects, smoke machines, and more.Sure, the 3D was a little hokey, with things jumping out at viewers just to show off the technology, but it was so much more than that. The in-theater effects extended the reach of the 3D film and worked to fully immerse audiences in EO s world for 17 minutes. Having experienced Captain EO firsthand when I was a lad, I can tell you that I have fond, very clear memories of it. EO was event entertainment, a moviegoing experience that was extraordinary, worth the price of admission, something you put on your calendar and looked forward to.Fast forward to 2018, and it s been a good year for the cinemas, but that s relative to the steady decline in box office that American movie theaters have seen over the past few years. People aren t going to the movies like they used to, and theater owners are trying everything they can to put butts in seats. IMAX alone isn t cutting it, and many IMAX experiences aren t even the four-to-seven-story screens with 70mm film that places like Los Angeles Universal Citywalk boasts it s 57 feet high by 80 feet across. Projected on an enormous screen with the sound to match, blockbusters are an event there. Companies like CJ 4DPLEX are trying to match or better that experience, hoping to pique moviegoers interest and create those Captain EO event entertainment feels.(Photo by D-Box Technologies Inc.)Before we get into what CJ has, though, let s go over some of the other options currently available. You could spend your movie money on D-Box seats, which we first told you about here. I really wasn’t impressed with them, and even less so now, having experienced 4DX. For a quick recap, they re basically rumble seats. They have some movement, but I found them to be more of a distraction than a compliment to the film I saw; at the time, I thought their best feature was the ability to disable them.If rumble seats aren t your thing, many AMC theaters are now equipped with Dolby Cinema auditoriums. Think of amenities like Dolby Cinema and Cinemark s XD screens as elevated theater experiences. The former gets you Dolby Vision HDR with dual-laser projection and Dolby Atmos for sound, while the latter gets you true IMAX-size entertainment with its 70 foot-high screen. I know, I know, English motherf er! Do you speak it?! Yes, Mr. Jackson, I do.Think of Dolby Cinema and Cinemark XD like upgrading your 10-year-old flat screen TV to today s OLED 4K HDR panels. It s brighter, you re going to see more colors and definition, and the sound will be an upgrade as well. I was impressed with the punch of the bass the Dolby Cinema experience delivered, for example. You could feel the bottom end in movie scores and effects as if the theater had planted subwoofers right under your seats. These are elevated experiences no doubt, but still not the event entertainment that a true IMAX screen or Captain EO s 4D experience provided.(Photo by ScreenX)Ever heard of ScreenX? It s relatively new to the scene. Created by the same company that brought you 4DX, ScreenX wraps the theater in 270 degrees of immersive cinematography. As you can see in the image above, what you get is your standard front screen, but added to that are up to four additional projectors in the auditorium, two on each wall. CJ 4DPLEX s wizards work with the film s technical staff to take a movie like Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and convert certain scenes to expand out onto the wings of the theater, producing a more immersive experience. And for the most part, it is exactly that. Right now, only portions of the film extend onto the wings, which some may find jarring, but I found the transitions very subtle the expanded footage would fade in and fade out slowly and instead of pulling me out of the moment, they rather immersed me in the scene.Also the brainchild of CJ 4DPLEX is 4DX, and it is probably the closest we currently have to the Captain EO experience. Let me put it this way: I was not enchanted by The Crimes of Grindelwald. Frankly, it had been a long day and I was a bit tired at the time of the screening, and that may have factored into my enjoyment of it (or lack thereof). However, watching the same movie in 4DX was delightful. The opening sequence includes a Potter-style chase scene complete with a flying carriage and a thunderstorm, which were perfect for 4DX. How does all of this equate to better? The seats in the 4DX theater are more roller coaster than motion chair they have air jets and water misters, and the theater itself has some lighting effects to add to the atmosphere. During the chase scene I felt fine droplets of water hit my head (you can turn water effects off, if you choose); during certain moments the air jets hit me, augmenting on-screen action; and of course, there were the motion seats. Like I stated, it s much more than just haptics (the rumble seat stuff), though it does feature some solid haptic effects, too. The best way I can describe the seat is energetic. It pitched and yawed and tilted, and at times it did so somewhat jarringly, though not in a bad way. The level of activity, the sharpness, was commensurate with the on-screen action.(Photo by CJ 4DPLEX)Additionally, you might think the seat s action would be tied exclusively to the action sequences, but you d be wrong. During moments in the film when there were sweeping camera moves, the chairs panned and tilted right along with the camera, and though that took some getting used to at first, it pulled me into the moment as if I were right there on the set, behind the camera with the cinematographer. Let me be clear: It is very active, and I can see some moviegoers not liking it at all. But I ve been telling friends with young children about it, and I plan to take my wife next time.So what does the future look like? A few things. I think we ll see CJ 4DPLEX combine ScreenX with 4DX a natural progression in my opinion and give theatergoers the ultimate in immersion. Well, maybe penultimate mixing 4DX with VR and something called binaural audio would be the ultimate experience. Imagine watching a horror film with that level of immersion, for example. It would be so powerful that it could prove overwhelming for some viewers, just as the original theatrical release of The Exorcist was. Imagine Saving Private Ryan as a VR/3D audio experience, plunging viewers into the middle of WWII like never before. Imagine dodging bullets alongside Keanu Reeves as you quite literally explore The Matrix. It will no doubt come with a pricey admission fee, but it will truly be event entertainment in the vein of Captain EO.I’d love to know what you think of 4DX, D-Box, binaural audio, or even your Captain EO memories, so let me know in the comments below!ScreenX | 4DX | Dolby Cinema | Cinemark XD | D-Box | Binaural Audio
(Photo by Chiabella James/Paramount Pictures)All Tom Cruise Movies, Ranked By TomatometerFrom his teen idol days in the early 80s to his status as a marquee-lighting leading man today, Tom Cruise has consistently done it all for decades — he s completed impossible missions, learned about Wapner time in Rain Man, driven the highway to the danger zone in Top Gun, and done wonders for Bob Seger’s royalty statements in Risky Business, to offer just a few examples. Mr. Cruise is one of the few honest-to-goodness film stars left in the Hollywood firmament, so whether you re a hardcore fan or just interested in a refresher course on his filmography, we re here to take a fond look back at a truly impressive career and rank all Tom Cruise movies by Tomatometer. When audiences discover The Umbrella Academy on Netflix, they will be introduced to a very different sort of superhero family. As actor Aidan Gallagher, who plays the time-lost Number Five, put it when Rotten Tomatoes spoke with the cast, “[The characters] are not seen at great heights.” Instead, the series focuses on the group, formerly a teen superhero team with fantastic abilities, at “rock bottom a lot of times.”As in the graphic novel series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba upon which the show is based, the characters face the legacy of a choice made by their adoptive father Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore). In the series backstory, a number of children were born at the same time on the same day despite the fact their mothers — themselves not connected in any way — had not been pregnant when the day began. Already a famous adventurer, Hargreeves tries to adopt these special children, and succeeds at collecting several of them. He surmised that they would have extraordinary abilities and prove instrumental in saving the world.
Sundance may be famous for setting the terms of the indie film conversation of the year, but the film festival also serves as a launching platform for new horror voices that become successes later on. As the home to Hereditary, The Babadook, Get Out, and The Blair Witch Project, the Sundance Midnight program has a bit of a reputation, leaving this year’s selection with some pretty big shoes to fill.This year, genre spread to other sections of the programming, as fans needn’t have stayed up late at the Park City Library to catch some disturbing or just plain weird movies. No matter what your favorite genre is, you were bound to find something up your alley, from unusual documentaries to scary movies to fantastical comedies. And the good news is that distributors and streaming services are likely to snatch them up and make them available to you soon, with some of them already on the way.With expectations high, the question of what will be this year’s Hereditary-style hit is constantly brought up. We checked out the films competing to become this year’s big breakout hit, and rounded up what the critics were saying, so you can begin preparing your watchlists of what Sundance films are most likely to make a big impression once they get released.His House (2020) 100%(Photo by Aidan Monaghan courtesy of Sundance Institute)Distributor: NetflixRelease Date: TBDNetflix’s big acquisition at Sundance is this tale of horror both supernatural and human. His House tells the story of a refugee couple who flee the horrors of the South Sudan civil war and come to England to start a new life. What they find is something that doesn’t want them there, with the very walls of the house exuding a sinister vibe. What makes the film truly special is how it balances the supernatural horrors of a haunted house movie with a poignant and equally devastating immigration story of survivor’s guilt. As Benjamin Lee wrote for The Guardian, “The haunting that takes place is one that’s tied to something that feels real.” Netflix will release His House some time later this year, and once it does, you can expect a movie that will make audiences scream, all while getting people to empathize with a refugee couple’s story by way of a haunted apartment,” as RogerEbert.com’s Nick Allen puts it.Save Yourselves! (2020) 89%(Photo by Matt Clegg courtesy of Sundance Institute)Release Date: TBDWe are all obsessed with our phones; there’s no denying that. But what happens if we try to distance ourselves from the internet for a short time? According to Save Yourselves!, you may miss an alien invasion. Su (Sunita Mani) and Jack (John Paul Reynolds) are a hip Millennial couple, ruled by the technology at their disposal. When Su suggests they get away without technology in order to cleanse themselves during a life-reaffirming week, they find themselves having to fight off adorable poof-like aliens that remind us of a cuter version of Critters, as the rest of the world is already under attack. Rachel Wagner from Rachel Reviews writes that the film “is not only a very funny look at modern Millennial life but a sweet romance of a couple who become stronger through facing off with aliens.” Save Yourselves! is currently looking for distribution.Relic (2020) 92%(Photo by Jackson Finter courtesy of Sundance Institute)Release Date: TBDThe best horror often manages to be both a terrifying piece of entertainment and a poignant commentary on our reality. A remarkable debut by Natalie Erika James, Relic turns the haunted house story on its head, using the horror genre to tell an emotional story of dementia. Australian stage legend Robyn Nevin gives a terrifying yet emotionally devastating performance as a woman whose mind and body is slowly failing her, while a strange and eerie presence haunts her home. “Like Mike Flanagan before her”, writes Film School Rejects Rob Hunter, “Natalie Erika James flawlessly blends terrifying horror with the ache of humanity.” Rest assured, when Relic finally gets released, it will make you scream before it pulls on your heart strings.Run Sweetheart Run (2020) 73%(Photo by Courtesy of Sundance Institute)Distributor: BlumhouseRelease Date: TBDBlumhouse returns to Sundance with its second “Sweetheart”-titled movie in Run Sweetheart Run. Like last year’s Sweetheart, this movie finds a young woman having to go toe-to-toe with an inhuman monster, as we follow Ella Balinska’s Cherie on her first date in a while. The problem is that her date turns out less than stellar, and she is forced to run through the streets of Los Angeles for an entire night to escape the blood-loving monster she mistook for a chance at romance. Though critics note that the metaphors are thinly-veiled at best, Bloody Disgusting’s Meagan Navarro writes that “Run Sweetheart Run makes for an entertaining and cheeky trip centered around woman’s curse.”Bad Hair (2020) 62%(Photo by Courtesy of Sundance Institute)Release Date: TBDA social thriller starring a killer weave, Bad Hair is a campy throwback to 80s horror B-movies with a whole lot on its mind. Writer-director Justin Simien returns to Sundance with a film about the importance of and controversy surrounding hair in the Black community, focusing on a lowly assistant at a TV show who gets a new hairstyle that helps her move up in her career – with some deadly, bloodthirsty consequences. Writing for That Shelf, Victor Stiff explains that the film “is a delightful horror dramedy that interrogates black women’s struggle to be true to themselves in the face of a system hellbent on snuffing out their blackness.” Bad Hair is looking for distribution.Possessor: Uncut (2020) 94%(Photo by Karim Hussain courtesy of Sundance Institute)Release Date: TBDPlaying like a horror version of Inception, Brandon Cronenberg (yes, son of David) takes us on a disturbing, bloody nightmare that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. The film stars Andrea Riseborough as a contract killer whose consciousness gets implanted into others so she can control them into committing murders for hire that is, until she finds herself struggling to control a particularly difficult body. This is a movie that’s not for the faint of heart, as Slashfilm’s Chris Evangelista writes: “This isn’t a work designed to thrill and entertain. Instead, it’s meticulously crafted to horrify. The violence on display here is graphic to the extreme, yet it never feels cartoonish.” While the violence and blood may be too much for some viewers, critics agree that this film is a unique experience worth seeing; as Rob Hunter writes for Film School Rejects, Possessor “is fantastically and cruelly unforgettable.” Keep an eye out for Possessor as it looks for distribution.Into the Deep (2020) 100%(Photo by Courtesy of Sundance Institute)Distributor: NetflixRelease Date: TBDThe rare documentary to play at the midnight slot, this bone-chilling film started as an homage to Danish amateur inventor Peter Madsen before turning into an exploration of evil when Madsen murdered and dismembered Swedish journalist Kim Wall during the time the doc was being shot. Emma Sullivan’s Into the Deep features stunning footage both pre-murder and in its immediate aftermath, dealing with the shock of the filmmakers realizing what kind of subject they’re following as their film begins to resemble something akin to a horror flick. Writing for Vanyaland, Nick Johnston says, “Into the Deep is a unique beast in a documentary landscape that’s more consumed than ever with the true-crime genre, and it is a must-watch for anyone even slightly curious about the events of this bizarre and tragic crime.” Netflix will release Into the Deep later this year.The Night House (2020) 87%(Photo by Elisha Christian courtesy of Sundance Institute)Distributor: Searchlight PicturesRelease Date: TBDLike A Quiet Place in 2018, The Night House relies on sound to create a terrifying horror experience that will make your bones vibrate. After the loss of her husband, Beth (Rebecca Hall) begins to spend her nights plagued by strange dreams and creepy noises around the house. Critics spoke highly of Hall’s performance, with Birth.Movies.Death’s Ed Travis calling her a “scream queen.” They also commended the string of jump scares that shook audiences at the fest; Bloody Disgusting s Meagan Navarro explains “[the film] leaves you breathless and your heart pumping hard.” Searchlight Pictures bought the distribution rights for the film and will be releasing at a later date.Scare Me (2020) 82%(Photo by Brendan Banks courtesy of Sundance Institute)Distributor: ShudderRelease Date: TBDNo matter how elaborate or grand a horror movie is, the scariest memories most of us have still belong to the nights we spent as youngsters listening to scary stories after dark. Scare Me takes the tale of an aspiring horror screenwriter trapped in a snowy cabin with a best-selling horror novelist telling each other stories and turns it into an exploration of the creative process and even gender politics, all while delivering a minimalist yet still spooky experience. As Daily Dead’s Heather Wixson writes, “Scare Me is an absolute delight and a real gift for both horror fans as well as those of us who can’t get enough of hearing a good story. ” Shudder will release Scare Me at a later date.Spree (2020) 67%(Photo by Rylan Perry courtesy of Sundance Institute)Distributor: RLJE FilmsRelease Date: TBDEugene Kotlyarenko’s Spree asks, What if Joker was a streamer and wannabe influencer? The thriller-comedy, which is shot found-footage style, features Joe Keery doing his best Arthur Fleck impersonation as a guy obsessed with becoming internet famous by streaming a night of violent mayhem. It s a commentary on our collective obsession with social media, privilege, and the darkness of comment sections. What makes the film more than just a Black Mirror episode is how it infuses jokes and gags into the horror – and then seems to ask why we re laughing. Nick Allen wrote for RogerEbert.com that “Spree brilliantly shows influencer culture for the totally demented lifestyle that it is.” RLJE Films will release Spree later this year.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.亚慱体育手机版在一些拥有抽卡机制的游戏，抽到最高品质的SSR应该是每个玩家梦寐以求的时刻，但对一些欧皇玩家来说，抽到SSR也是一种苦恼，因为过于BUG的手气，让他们总会抽出一些重复的SSR，之前在《阴阳师》手游就有玩家短短几天接连抽出了五个小鹿男，怀疑自己是不是掉进了鹿窝里。
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This week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Polly Pocket and Disney s Snow White and Tower of Terror.This WEEK S TOP STORYOPTIMUS PRIME TO RETURN IN TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS(Photo by ©Paramount Pictures)By the time Michael Bay finally finished directing Transformers movies in 2017 with Transformers: The Last Knight (Rotten at 15%), he had given us five of them, although none of them scored as high on the Tomatometer as the first installment still Rotten at 58% a decade earlier. The franchise fared much better with the 1987-set prequel Bumblebee (Certified Fresh at 90%), so it perhaps shouldn t be surprising that the next step will be another prequel that moves the story into the 1990s. Paramount Pictures announced in a virtual event this week that Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (6/24/2022) will focus on both Optimus Prime (again voiced by Peter Cullen) in New York City in 1994 as we re introduced to animal-centric Transformers like Air-Razor (a bird), Rhinox (a rhinocerous), and Optimus Primal (a gorilla), the leader of the Maximals, as well as the monstrous Terrorcons and the villainous Predacons. Speaking about the move towards characters from the Beast Wars franchise, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura said, We had somewhat exhausted, I would say, the battle between Decepticons and Autobots. It s also worth noting that Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (6/24/2022) is scheduled for release just two weeks after Jurassic World: Dominion (6/10/2022), so there will be a lot of dinosaurs and robot monsters stomping around next summer.Other Top Headlines1. STEVEN SPIELBERG S WEST SIDE STORY STAR IS ALSO THE NEW SNOW WHITE (Photo by ©20th Century Studios)Walt Disney Pictures just keeps chugging along with their live-action remakes of their classic animated features, with last month s Cruella (Fresh at 74%) being the latest such film. Even with so many movies already released, there are still a few biggies that haven t been remade yet, and that includes the very first Walt Disney feature film, 1937 s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Certified Fresh at 98%). That will soon change, however, as Walt Disney Pictures has officially announced that their new Snow White will be played by Rachel Zegler, who will soon be starring in another remake as Maria in Steven Spielberg s West Side Story (12/20/2021). The new Snow White will be directed by Marc Webb, who is probably still best known for directing the two Amazing Spider-Man movies starring Andrew Garfield (Certified Fresh at 72% and Rotten at 51%, respectively). This new Snow White will also feature new songs written by Benj Pasak and Justin Paul, who previously worked on both La La Land and The Greatest Showman, as well as the upcoming Dear Evan Hansen.2. NEVER SAY NEVER: STEVEN SPIELBERG SIGNS PRODUCTION DEAL WITH NETFLIX (Photo by Derek Storm/Everett Collection) Never say never is a saying for a reason. If we turn the clock back just over two years ago to early 2019, we can find lots of articles like this one about the war of words that was going on between Steven Spielberg and Netflix, whose films Spielberg felt should not be considered for Academy Awards if they didn t follow the pre-existing rules about theatrical runs (instead suggesting Netflix movies should be eligible for Emmy Awards). A lot has changed since then, of course, including the moves of most major studios into the streaming market, like Warner Bros. releasing most of its 2021 slate day-and-date on HBO Max. In a move that had some wondering if Hell Freezes Over? , Steven Spielberg s Amblin Partners has made a deal with Netflix to produce at least two movies a year for the streaming outlet. Although Spielberg is indeed the executive producer of Amblin Partners films, it s important to note that most of their films these days are not directed by Spielberg himself (and there s also a wide margin of difference between what a producer and an executive producer does). It s also important to note that the Amblin/Netflix deal will exist side-by-side with the pre-existing deal that Amblin will continue with Universal Pictures, Spielberg s longtime studio. Of course, we sort of knew something like this might happen someday once Netflix picked up the rights to Amblin s The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Certified Fresh at 89%).3. OLIVIA WILDE AND TOBEY MAGUIRE JOIN DAMIEN CHAZELLE S BABYLON (Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough, Dee Cercone/Everett Collection)Director Damien Chazelle is coming off an impressive streak of three films in a row that were all very well received, including multiple Academy Award nominations (and a few wins): Whiplash (Certified Fresh at 94%), La La Land (Certified Fresh at 91%), and the moon landing drama First Man (Certified Fresh at 87%). For his next film, Chazelle is turning the clock back again to look at the Golden Age of Hollywood of the late 1920s as the silent film era gave way to the talkies. Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt have been attached to star in Babylon for some time now, but this week, the cast expanded a bit more. Olivia Wilde, Tobey Maguire, and director Spike Jonze have all joined the still-expanding ensemble of Babylon, which most recently was described as The Great Gatsby on steroids. Other stars we can expect to see in Babylon include Jovan Adepo, Diego Calva, Flea, Lukas Haas, Li Jun Li, Max Minghella, Eric Roberts, Katherine Waterston, and Samara Weaving. Paramount Pictures will first release Babylon in select cities on December 25, 2022, and then expand it wide on January 6, 2023.4. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT JOAQUIN PHOENIX S NEW MOVIE (Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)Just before the COVID-19 pandemic dismantled the majority of the 2020 theatrical box office, Joaquin Phoenix scored his biggest box office hit ever with the super villain origin movie Joker (Fresh at 68%), which earned over .07 billion worldwide (and an Academy Award for Best Actor, to boot). For now, Phoenix is keeping his next few post-Joker projects relatively indie and low-budget, choosing instead to work with acclaimed directors. Let s start with this week s newest project, which is something called Polaris that will team him up with Rooney Mara and reunite him with his You Were Never Really Here (Certified Fresh at 89%) director Lynne Ramsay (Morvern Callar Certified Fresh at 84%, We Need to Talk About Kevin Certified Fresh at 75%). That s all we know about Polaris, except that we can probably presume this will not be an adaptation of Marvel s green-haired mutant character (though wouldn t that be awesome). Another Joaquin Phoenix project that was already announced before this week is Disappointment Blvd for director Ari Aster (Midsommar), which is described as an intimate, decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time. This week, Amy Ryan and Broadway stars Nathan Lane and Patti Lupone all joined Phoenix in the film, which might suggest it has something to do with Broadway, or maybe that s just a red herring.5. THIS WEEK IN SUPERHERO COSTUMES: THE FLASH AND SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS (Photo by David F. Sandberg)Although Marvel Studios does have over a dozen upcoming MCU films in some stage of production or post-production, many of their most imminent films use pre-existing costumes, or they have already been revealed during the last year or two (partly because COVID-19 caused a longer than usual delay before their releases, such as with Eternals). Right now, DC Comics has both The Flash (11/4/2022) and the sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods (6/2/2023) in production, and this week, in something of a one-two-three punch, we got three different new costume reveals from both films. The biggest reveal comes from The Flash, as set photos show Sasha Calle in her costume (without a cape, which might be inserted with CGI) as the new Supergirl. We also got to see Michael Keaton for the first time in The Flash as well, but it s just him as Bruce Wayne, so it s literally just Michael Keaton in a regular suit. Also, thanks to set photos leaked online, we have an idea of what Helen Mirren will look like as the villain Hespera in the Shazam! sequel, and finally, all of the new Shazam! Family costumes have been updated for the sequel as well.6. SCARLETT JOHANSSON PRODUCING DISNEY S TOWER OF TERROR (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)Walt Disney Pictures is truly a massive umbrella under which there are many different parallel production lines, including Marvel Studios, all the various Star Wars projects, their live-action remakes of classic animated films, the 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures subsidiaries, their own animated features, and Pixar (and we re probably forgetting a few brands, at that). One theme that Disney doesn t use as often, but has given them at least one major franchise in Pirates of the Caribbean, is their ongoing effort to adapt their popular theme park attractions into feature films, with the next example being this summer s Jungle Cruise (7/30/2021). We can now add Tower of Terror to the list, as Disney s Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson is producing the project for Disney, with Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley currently working on a screenplay adaptation. The curious thing about Disney making a Tower of Terror movie that could potentially become its own franchise is that the original ride started as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and the Disneyland ride was later retrofitted to become a Guardians of the Galaxy ride. This Tower of Terror movie ostensibly won t have anything to do with either of those franchises.7. LENA DUNHAM TO DIRECT POLLY POCKET MOVIE (Photo by Bloomberg/Getty Images)The Mattel toy company has been trying to make a live-action Barbie since at least as far back as 2009, including stages when people like Diablo Cody, Amy Schumer, and Patty Jenkins were in some way associated with the project; right now, it s Margot Robbie who s attached to it. We bring up the lingering struggles to make a Barbie movie happen because one way to interpret this week s news is that Mattel might be doubling down on another girl toy brand. Lena Dunham (HBO s Girls) recently wrapped production of a medieval adventure called Catherine, Called Birdy, and she s now attached to write and direct a live-action film based on the Polly Pocket toy line. Lily Collins is also already signed to star in the MGM project as the titular character, a pocket-sized woman who befriends a young girl (yet to be cast).
(Photo by HBO)FALL 2019 TV SURVEY: 20 TV Shows That Defined the 2010sFor Rotten Tomatoes’ annual Fall TV Survey, we asked thousands of our users what they’re most looking forward to in the coming TV season and to reflect on the best shows from seasons past.We re looking at TV series that were so iconic in their era that they essentially defined the decade in which they aired the majority of their seasons. (If a show aired half its seasons in one decade and the other half in another, we tended to count it toward the earlier decade.) So we asked our survey respondents which shows best represented each of the five most recent decades.Game of Thrones stole the 2010-2019 category, garnering 74% of the vote, compared to No. 2 Stranger Things’ 56%, and The Big Bang Theory’s 45% for third place.We also asked which TV star ruled in the decade — no surprise here: The entire cast of Game of Thrones won with 45% of the vote; followed by Benedict Cumberbatch, who snagged 9% of the vote (Sherlock showed up at No. 24 in the list of TV titles that defined the decade ); and, in third place, Veep s Julia Louis-Dreyfus with 8%.Disagree with the survey results? Tell us in the comments who you think should have made the list or have been ranked higher.
spirit of the holidays. It premieres on Lifetime on December 1.As part of an overall deal with Lisa Ling, HBO Max has greenlit Ling’s travel docu-series Birth, Wedding, Funeral, which will take viewers to a new country in each episode, and immerse them in that country’s culture and customs. The concept for the series was created by iconic newsman Dan Rather, who serves as an executive producer.And yet another series announcement from HBO Max, which is set to launch in spring 2020: The Ho’s, a docu-series about Binh and Hue Ho, who immigrated to the United States from Vietnam with little money and have built a multi-million dollar bank and real estate empire. The series will follow their family life in Houston – including son Washington Ho and his kids, named Lincoln and Roosevelt – in what is described as a real-life Crazy Rich Asians–like story.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
It’s been three years since Renée Zellweger last graced the big screen in Bridget Jones’ Baby, and she couldn’t have chosen a better project for her big return than Judy, the unconventional Judy Garland biopic that follows the entertainer during her late-in-life London residency. As Judy, Zellweger is astonishing, delivering a performance that captures Garland’s star power and struggles, her dynamism and distress, but is never an impersonation; pundits are saying Zellweger will be hard to beat come awards season, and it’s hard to argue with them. Ahead of the movie’s theatrical release, Zellweger sat down with Rotten Tomatoes to reveal how she became Judy for the Certified Fresh film, from her deep research to the intense vocal training that would allow her voice to soar over that rainbow.
亚慱体育手机版 Gates and engage in more historical nonsense. Let’s hope Disney forks over another 0 million so he can finish the trilogy, whether that happens in theaters or on Disney+.4. SEAN BEAN LIVES! (Photo by (c) Touchstone courtesy Everett Collection)We’ve been programmed to accept that Sean Bean always dies in a spectacular fashion (e.g., Goldeneye ouch), and when his Ian Howe doesn’t fall prey to a Templar trap or an ancient catapult in National Treasure, it’s beautifully unexpected. While it would have been appropriate for Gates to let loose a one-liner something like “I’ll treasure this moment” or “Prepare to meet your forefathers” as he sent Howe to an elaborate death, it doesn’t happen. In the end, Howe is simply arrested, which leaves him on the chessboard for future installments.After watching Bean die in (spoilers ahead!) Game of Thrones, Black Death, Equilibrium, Don’t Say a Word, The Island, Patriot Games, and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, just to name a few, it’s nice to know one of his fictional characters is still alive. Early scenes between Ben and Ian show us that the two genuinely like each other, and Ian isn’t happy about his sudden heel turn. As the film progresses, Ian turns out to be a suitable antagonist who is always one step behind, but never far. Plus, the more you watch the the movie, the more you begin to like Howe s henchmen, namely Phil, Shaw, Powell, and Shippen, if only because they seem friendly with Ben, and they aren’t completely terrible at being henchmen.5. IT HELPED FILL THE INDIANA JONES VOID(Photo by (c) Touchstone courtesy Everett Collection)Smack dab in between The Mummy Returns and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, and four years before Indiana Jones helped coin the term “nuking the fridge” in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, National Treasure filled a much needed void. The constant travel, puzzle solving, justified thievery, and ancient treasures satiated our thirst for globetrotting adventure; from grounded ships in the Arctic to the reflecting pool in Washington D.C., the frantic pace and constant clues made the most of a proven crowd-pleasing formula.Throw in the fact that Benjamin Franklin Gates, Patrick Gates, and John Adams Gates (Christopher Plummer) are named after American forefathers, and you have a movie that embraces history and isn’t subtle about it. Plus, the 0 million budget, the use of actual landmark locations, and the wonderful production design by Norris Spencer ensured the film would age surprisingly well over time. These types of films don’t really exist anymore, and that’s one of the reasons why we still love it now. Also, we think Indy himself would approve of the way Gates and his crew made sure the treasure was shared with the world, because “it belongs in a museum!”National Treasure was released on November 19, 2004.
亚慱体育手机版 This week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering new titles like The Bodyguard, Wonka, and a whopping seven Marvel movies.This WEEK S TOP STORYMARVEL NOW HAS SEVEN MOVIES SCHEDULED FOR 2023 AND 2024(Photo by ©Marvel Studios)Marvel fans continue to wait patiently (and sometimes, not so patiently) for official word about when Marvel Studios will finally start releasing Fantastic Four and X-Men movies after the rights to do so transitioned to Marvel following the Disney/Fox deal in 2019. We still don t have specific deals for any of those movies, but there are now so many mystery movies on Marvel s slate that fair money suggests they might be coming soon. That s because Marvel announced four release dates in 2024 for untitled mystery movies this week, on February 16th, May 3rd, July 26th, and November 8th. Those four movies, whatever they are, join another three mystery films scheduled for 2023 on July 28th, October 6th, and November 10th. Of those seven movies, there are a few known feature films that we can guess might be included (that don t have dates yet), such as Blade, Captain America 4 (starring Anthony Mackie), Deadpool 3, and Fantastic Four. The first X-Men movie could also be among those seven, and that would still leave two more slots for something else (perhaps New Avengers or Shang-Chi 2). Whatever these seven movies are, they will be coming out after Eternals (11/5/2021), Spider-Man: No Way Home (12/17/2021), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (3/25/2022), Thor: Love and Thunder (5/6/2022), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (7/8/2022), The Marvels (11/11/2022), Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2/17/2023), and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (5/5/2023). You can read here for a full breakdown of everything coming in the MCU, as well as key details for each project.Other Top Headlines1. CHRISTOPHER NOLAN TAKES HIS TALENTS TO UNIVERSAL FOR HIS ATOMIC BOMB MOVIE(Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon/Paramount Pictures)Not counting his first two feature films (Following and Memento), Christopher Nolan has spent the majority of his career directing films for Warner Bros., including three Batman movies and, most recently, Dunkirk and Tenet. It was over Tenet that Nolan had a falling out with Warner Bros. that included Nolan referring to HBO Max as the worst streaming service. It was in that light that the news broke last week that Nolan was in the process of shopping around his next film, a drama about atomic bomb innovator J. Robert Oppenheimer. That search came to a quick end this week with the news that Nolan landed the project at Universal Pictures with an eye towards filming starting as soon as the first quarter of 2022. The deal between Nolan and Universal came with several stipulations, including a 0 million budget, a 100-day theatrical window (in a time when most movies are only getting 30 or 45 days, or none at all), 20 percent of the first dollar gross, and a blackout period of three weeks before and after during which Universal will not release another film. (And as this article implies, Nolan presumably won t be disparaging Peacock anytime soon.)2. DISNEY COMMITS TO THEATERS FOR ETERNALS, ENCANTO, WEST SIDE STORY AND OTHERS (Photo by Marvel Studios)As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a dampening effect on theatrical box office, one strategy studios attempted this year (most notably by Warner Bros./HBO Max and Disney/Disney+) was to debut their films day and date both theatrically and on streaming. Over the Labor Day weekend, Disney attempted a different approach with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and the result was a record-breaking million. Apparently based on that success (relative to the impact of COVID-19) and, presumably, to avoid any other potential Scarlett Johansson situations Walt Disney Pictures confirmed this week that several of their upcoming 2021 films will be released exclusively in theaters for either 45 or 30 days. The animated musical Encanto (11/24/2021) will have a 30 day window, while most of the others, including The Last Duel (10/15/2021), Ron s Gone Wrong (10/22/2021), Marvel s Eternals (11/5/2021), Steven Spielberg s West Side Story (12/10/2021), and the spy prequel The King s Man (12/22/2021) will all have 45 day exclusive windows before going to streaming.3. KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY JOINS TIMOTHEE CHALAMET S WONKA PREQUEL (Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon/©Netflix)We re still a month away from Dune (Fresh at 88%) being released (in the USA), but star Timothée Chalamet is already preparing to star in another big budget movie for Warner Bros. After years of speculation, Chalamet was ultimately the actor who landed the lead role in Wonka, the prequel about the earlier life of Willy Wonka from Roald Dahl s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This week, Jordan Peele s comedy partner Keegan-Michael Key became the prequel s second cast member, though we don t know what role he will play (certainly not an Oompa-Loompa). Wonka will be directed by Paul King, who is coming to the prequel with impressive critical acclaim following his work on both Paddington (Certified Fresh at 97%) and Paddington 2 (Certified Fresh at 99%). Warner Bros. has scheduled Wonka for release on St. Patrick s Day, March 17, 2023.4. WILDWOOD TO BE NEXT STOP-MOTION ANIMATED FILM FROM LAIKA(Photo by Laika Studios)It generally takes years for a movie to be developed and produced, but it s especially lengthy, on average, with animation. Consider, for example, the news back in 2011 that LAIKA, the stop-motion company behind movies like Coraline (Certified Fresh at 90%) and Kubo and the Two Strings (Certified Fresh at 97%), was developing a movie called Wildwood. To put things in perspective, in 2011, Coraline was the company s only released film, preceding ParaNorman in 2012, The Boxtrolls in 2014, Kubo and the Two Strings in 2016, and Missing Link in 2019. Wildwood was finally confirmed this week as being LAIKA s next stop-motion film, with company co-founder Travis Knight directing (after taking a detour to direct Bumblebee, Certified Fresh at 90%). The Hansel Gretel-reminiscent film will be an adaptation of the first book in the Wildwood fantasy children s novel series by Colin Meloy, who is also the lead singer of the indie band The Decemberists.5. TONY-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT REMAKING WHITNEY HOUSTON S THE BODYGUARD(Photo by Warner Bros. courtesy Everett Collection)Naomi Ackie, who played Jannah in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, will soon star as pop star Whitney Houston in the biopic I Wanna Dance with Somebody (12/23/2022), which could lead to a resurgence in fan interest in her music and legacy. Houston s biggest starring role in a movie was 1992 s The Bodyguard (Rotten at 32%) (opposite Kevin Costner as the title character), and a remake has been in development at Warner Bros. since 2011. The remake got a new shot of creativity this week as the Tony-winning playwright Matthew Lopez (The Inheritance) has come aboard to start a new rewrite draft. According to Variety, some of the pairings that have been considered for the remake include Thor: Ragnarok stars Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth, and Cardi B and Channing Tatum. Another possibility might be Lizzo, who took to TikTok this week to respond to fans who fancast her in the remake (opposite Chris Pine). Warner Bros. has made no official casting announcements as of yet.6. VEEP CO-STAR SAM RICHARDSON IS CHRIS PRATT S STRANDED ASSET (Photo by Glen Wilson/©Paramount Pictures)Sam Richardson is an actor who joined HBO s Veep in season 3 and recently co-starred with Chris Pratt in the Amazon Prime sci-fi action movie The Tomorrow War (Rotten at 52%) and the video game adaptation Werewolves Within (Certified Fresh at 86%). Now, Richardson is signed to star in an action comedy called Stranded Asset for Universal Pictures, which Pratt is producing via his Indivisible Production company. The premise is being kept under wraps, but the title itself suggests something possibly involving an intelligence asset who is stranded somewhere dangerous, but that s just this writer s guess. Stranded Asset was written by screenwriter Jen D Angelo, who also wrote several episodes of Workaholics (Fresh at 86%) and has the sequel Hocus Pocus 2 coming soon on Disney+.7. MARC MARON IS YOUR NEXT LEX LUTHOR (IN DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS)(Photo by Erica Parise/©Netflix)Comedian and podcasting innovator Marc Maron had a supporting role in Joaquin Phoenix s Joker, and now he s getting his own chance to play the archenemy of one of DC s major superheroes. Maron will provide the voice of Lex Luthor in next year s DC League of Super-Pets (5/20/2022), joining an animated voice cast that already includes Dwayne Johnson (Krypto the Super-Dog), Kevin Hart (Ace the Bat-Hound), Keanu Reeves, Vanessa Bayer, Jameela Jamil, John Krasinski, Diego Luna, Natasha Lyonne, and Kate McKinnon. Maron broke the news on his podcast in his latest episode with guest Steve Buscemi.8. TRACY MORGAN JOINS TRIPLETS AS LONG-LOST BROTHER OF DEVITO AND SCHWARZENEGGER(Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)It was nearly ten years ago that we first heard about a sequel to Twins (Rotten at 43%) called Triplets entering development, with both Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger returning and their long-lost third brother to be played by Eddie Murphy. Murphy apparently dropped out some time ago, but the producers have finally found their third Triplets star in another Saturday Night Live alumnus, Tracy Morgan. Triplets will start filming in the Boston area in January, 2022, and the project is currently being shopped around at the Toronto International Film Festival market looking for distribution deals. Twins director Ivan Reitman, whose son Jason Reitman recently directed Ghostbusters: Afterlife (11/19/2021), will also direct Triplets. In related news, Shadowhunters star Dominic Sherwood recently wrapped filming of the direct-to-video Eraser: Reborn, a reboot of the 1996 Arnold Schwarzenegger action movie Eraser (Rotten at 38%).On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.