bob综合体育官网登录采用百度引擎2（Baidu 9）Another one from my childhood, or like from my teen years, is Sex, Lies and Videotape. It s funny teenage girls are not exactly the target audience there, but I think one of the things I really like that drew me in was the movies within the movies, which are women talking about sex directly to the camera. I think even though these are not independent feminist art projects, I saw them in that way. Within the narrative of the movie, they re tools for this man to get off. It was only a few years later that I would start this underground distribution network for women filmmakers called Joanie for Jackie, and in some ways I think those videos would have been good movies for Joanie for Jackie. Of course, they re not actually made by women, but I guess it sort of proves that if you re desperate enough for female filmmaking, you can find it even within that Steven Soderbergh movie.
一击而中的网易游戏从此将MOBA手游布局方针定为细分领域，同年推出的无厘头漫画风MOBA手游《非人学园》也同样以自创的同名人气漫画为IP基础，将二次元风格的神话传说角色汇聚一堂，让玩家们乐趣的重心从单纯的MOBA对战向故事与人物偏移，成功地在MOBA市场上打下了第二根楔子。 Following the recent success of his recut of Justice League, the rebound of Zack Snyder continues with Army of the Dead, a Las Vegas-set zombie movie crossed with a heist film that hits theaters on Friday, May 14, and then Netflix one week later. It’s also a return to a specific kind of feature that kickstarted his directorial career, calling to mind his 2004 debut with the Dawn of the Dead remake. The first reviews of Army of the Dead lean positive with appreciation for the usual Snyder visual flair and dependable zombie carnage, even if the story isn’t tight enough.Here’s what critics are saying about Army of the Dead:Is Zack Snyder in full comeback mode?The film is a triumph for a director whose career has been mired by polarizing opinions… If this is what Snyder looks like without studio control, please, sir, may we have some more? Charlie Ridgeley, ComicBook.comIt’s refreshing to see Snyder reignite his first love with this romp of a genre mash-up that lets Snyder loose with his most gleeful indulgences, almost as much as his worst excesses. John Nugent, Empire MagazineNever have the Snyderisms come so relentlessly, and never have they felt more welcome. Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/VultureIt’s the best I’ve seen from Snyder since Watchmen. Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentWhat if you re not typically a Snyder fan?Will Army of the Dead change the minds of Snyder critics? Probably not. But for Snyder fans and anybody in the mood for bloodthirsty zombie action, the movie hits the jackpot. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpySnyder’s army of fans will devour it whole; others might find it by turns bland and flavorsome, and will certainly experience some bloating. Jamie Graham, Total FilmThe whole thing is a blast that hooked even this Snyder skeptic. David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter(Photo by Netflix)How does it compare to Dawn of the Dead?[It’s not] on par with his unassailable, killer remake Dawn of the Dead, but it’s entertaining enough. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionIt feels like Snyder is doing exactly what he wants, and that early 2004 promise comes right back into focus. John Nugent, Empire MagazineDawn of the Dead had real stakes, honest performances… Such camaraderie, sense of discovery and community is missing in his latest return to zombie cinema. Nate Adams, The Only CriticWill it please zombie movie fans?It s easily the most exciting zombie film in years. Charlie Ridgeley, ComicBook.comIt’s the best video game movie zombie movie I’ve ever seen. Kate Sánchez, But Why Tho? A Geek CommunityThere’s enough gore, mayhem, and decay in Army of the Dead to make for a satisfying zombie-movie experience. Alonso Duralde, The WrapSnyder’s myth-making skills feel sharply honed and fresh. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterWe get a zombie king, and a zombie queen. There’s a zombie tiger. A zombie horse. Even a zombie baby. These details should seem fresh, but they get lost in all of the mayhem. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmThere is something weirdly and oppressively uninspired in this CGI world, a continuous two-and-a-half hour splurge of generic zombie content which itself feels a bit zombie-ish. Peter Bradshaw, GuardianArmy of the Dead is by no means a must-watch zombie or heist movie, and folks uninterested in this film would be fine to skip it. Molly Freeman, Screen Rant(Photo by Clay Enos/Netflix)How s the visual spectacle?The movie always looks terrific with Snyder acting as the cinematographer too, so you can t question that you re getting the full Snyder experience. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpySnyder is best known for his stunning visuals and his technical mastery is on full display in Army of the Dead. The fact that he shot the film himself in addition to directing is beyond impressive. Charlie Ridgeley, ComicBook.comVisually, the set pieces are fantastic to look at, and there are individual moments of splendor but nothing which stood out. Dewey Singleton, AwardsWatchSnyder stages long stretches of Army of the Dead like a video game, with our characters moving down hallways and wordlessly blowing away zombies. These are technically action scenes, but there’s no grace; no style. Not even a blunt realness. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmJulie Berghoff’s production design deserves its own star billing. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterHow is the ensemble cast?[Dave Bautista] proves a catchy leading brute with a Doc-Savage-as-teddy-bear quality he doesn’t overplay. Owen Gleiberman, VarietyMatthias Schweighöfer steals the show as German safe cracker Ludwig Dieter. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpyOmari Hardwick and Matthias Schweighöfer [are] the clear-cut standouts. Their chemistry is off the charts and they bring the biggest laughs, as well as the heaviest emotional punches. Charlie Ridgeley, ComicBook.comThe only real standouts are [Tig] Notaro’s chopper pilot and Schweighöfer’s hapless safecracker. Chris Evangelista, Slashfilm[Tig] Notoro is the biggest standout of the cast insofar as she s the only one having fun with the material. Molly Freeman, Screen RantIs the portrayal of women problematic?The film s portrayal and desecration of women s bodies in particular is incredibly frustrating… Even in their destruction, women exist solely to serve men. Molly Freeman, Screen RantThere are times when Army of the Dead feels mean-spirited. It s not helped that most of these moments involve the female characters, where the male characters get the larger share of Heroic Sacrifice moments. Ian Sandwell, Digital SpyHow is the writing?Stop and think too hard and Army of the Dead risks falling apart, but Snyder keeps a pace in which logic often feels like a lost cause. Eric Kohn, IndieWireThough Snyder, Hatten and Harold attempt to complicate the plot of the movie by including various twists, most of them are trite variations on old standbys. Molly Freeman, Screen RantThe overly-convoluted plot tends to be its own worst enemy at times, leading to a perceptible imbalance. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionSeveral subplots and red herrings exist to inflate an already elongated runtime, when all I wanted was Ocean s 11 with zombies. Nate Adams, The Only CriticWhat about the pacing and runtime?Almost breezy, even at a characteristically extended 2 1/2 hours…This is a long movie, but it doesn’t feel long. It moves. A.A. Dowd, AV ClubAfter the bloated excess of Snyder’s extended Justice League cut, Army feels lean and brisk. Alonso Duralde, The WrapAfter his four-hour Justice League cut, two-and-a-half hours might seem relatively thrifty, but there are pacing issues. John Nugent, Empire MagazineIt’s all very exhausting, and at 148 minutes, Army of the Dead more than overstays its welcome. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmIt s overlong and labored in places, but worth a bite for the money-shot set-pieces. Jamie Graham, Total Film(Photo by Clay Enos/Netflix)Is there the typical zombie movie social commentary?The contemporary social context is hammered home… The concept of borders alone now takes on weighted significance in the film’s world. David Rooney, Hollywood ReporterIf you are aiming to make a statement then mere glancing in the direction of social injustice isn’t going to cut it. Hannah Strong, Little White LiesSnyder’s zombies might think and run to shake things up, but they aren’t placeholders for anything other than the scary-fun of watching their mangled corpses wreak gory havoc. Eric Kohn, IndieWireThat the film doesn’t belabor or over-stress its political conscience is vintage Romero, in the best sense. A.A. Dowd, AV ClubIs this just a fun time at the movies?Snyder has fashioned for us delicious, pure camp. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionArmy Of The Dead is best when Snyder leans into the fun, and allows himself moments of pure silliness. John Nugent, Empire MagazineArmy of the Dead is a wild ride of a film… a good time at the movies. Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentArmy of the Dead — which, let me reiterate, is a Vegas heist flick set during a zombie apocalypse — should be a lot more fun than it is. Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture(Photo by Clay Enos/Netflix)How does the film s surprising sweetness play?[Especially] audacious is the unexpected infusion of heart. Courtney Howard, Fresh FictionWhen he aims for more emotional territory we start to feel the weight of that running time. John Nugent, Empire MagazineTonally, the film is all over the place. At different points, Army of the Dead is all heart while others it is pessimistic and bleak. Dewey Singleton, AwardsWatchWill this leave us wanting more?Army of the Dead is too long while still leaving much unexplained – animated series Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas and prequel movie Army of Thieves will take care of that. Jamie Graham, Total FilmIt represents a wider problem with modern blockbuster filmmaking – to fully understand one film you have to watch a litany of adjacent films and TV crossovers. Hannah Strong, Little White LiesWhether or not Army of the Dead spawns an actual sequel, somehow it’s just not that exciting of a prospect. You kind of already know where it’s going to go, what notes it’s going to hit. K. Austin Collins, Rolling StoneArmy of the Dead releases in select theaters on May 14, 2021 and streams on Netflix on May 21, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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With a Tomatometer score of 96%, Avengers: Endgame is a hit with the critics. And with more than 0 million in the bank on just its first weekend, we know it s a box office smash. But what do fans think about the movie now that they ve gone out in droves to see it?Well, they mostly love it: Avengers: Endgame has a current Audience Score of 92%, slightly above Infinity War s Audience Score of 91%. But while the praise is overwhelming, it s not universal. And how could it be, with the weight of 21 films and 11 years of expectations on its shoulders?We combed through the user reviews that RT fans have submitted since Endgame s release and picked out some of the most insightful takes, and those which speak to some of the major themes we re seeing in user feedback, and put them in one place below. Check out these great user reviews and then let us know what you thought of the film, and these reviews, in the comments. (Note, some of the reviews have been slightly edited for length and grammar/spelling.)(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel Studios)A Love Letter to the MCU, with Nerdgasms to Boot[A] culmination of 22 films since 2008 led by the visionary mind of Kevin Feige and complex integration of the Russo Brothers as directors. This movie is not just incredible on its own but a step back to memory lanes of the movies done in the past – it is quite mind boggling how they ve done it. But they have and this is the fitting end this chapter of MCU. It is still packed with a lot of surprises despite all the fan theories – and they are BIG ONES. It still gives you that roller coaster ride of emotions but at a deeper and more serious tone. For millions of fans who have followed MCU since 2008 and decided to stop watching Marvel movies (I can t imagine why) this is really a great end for our superheroes journey. Any gaps from previous movies are filled. This one although bitter sweet is [a] fitting end.– Michael, 5 StarsAmazing love-letter from Marvel to the world. A breathtaking and emotional viewing of quick shots of action and humour, but impactful long-lasting satisfactory moments from its dramatic beats and character interactions. It s an end that has been bathed in pure Marvel gold and magic. Tengku N., 5 starsThe first and second act are an absolute love letter to the MCU movies that came before this one. The third act is an emotional roller coaster ride of nerdgasms and cry time which I never thought I will see and feel from a superhero movie. The final scene hits home big time. If you are not very familiar with the MCU, the first two acts may feel a bit slow for you. But the payoff in the third act is just awesome. Patrick B., 4.5 stars(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel Studios)BUT IS IT BETTER THAN INFINITY WAR?I m one of the people who came away from Infinity War restless and discontent. I really wasn t sure how the Russos were going to resolve all the hanging threads, much less reverse the snap. I have to say they surpassed my wildest dreams. While I didn t love every character arc, I can appreciate them all .. and my favorite? That one was so far beyond anything I could have hoped for. Kelly L., 5 starsI gotta admit ..I ll probably be the only one who feels this way ..but I d be lying if I didn t say .I liked Infinity War better. On a personal level, Infinity War kept me more consistently engaged and invested (key word: consistently) than this one did. Granted, this one does have some truly glorious aspects, my two favorites being: 1) the most epic battle sequences in Endgame feel multitudes more tremendous than those in Infinity War for a number of reasons (the most memorable involving Captain America); and 2) Thanos returns here with a vengeance in a wonderfully written way. The plot, as implied by the trailer(s) and without revealing any details, chooses to cater more heavily to the past as opposed to the quickest possible way to solve the problem presented at the end of Infinity War, resulting in the hefty runtime and some filler moments but ultimately creating a movie that feels more complete overall in terms of the entire franchise ..like a fitting conclusion, a proper resolution, the end of an era. John S., 4.5 stars(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel Studios)It Left Some People DisappointedMy expectation and anticipation for this film were sky-high, buoyed by positive responses by critics and fans. However, having spent hours and hours on character and plot analysis with other MCU nerds, I had extremely high expectations, which were not met. I m not disappointed because they didn t make a movie that solely exists in my head, but the film wasn t what it could have been. I wanted to be surprised, shocked, and moved exclaiming you sneaky bastards, I see what you did there, and find fruition to the many clues, dangling threads and character arcs that were laid out in previous films, most notably Infinity War. Instead, the resolution oh. ok. so that s it. fine. The film abandoned several important characters, neglecting what seemed to be important setup and development (Loki), inferred strategic importance to the meta-story (Strange, Captain Marvel) or have just devolved the characters into punchlines (Thor, Quill). Moments that were supposed to move emotionally were diffused by familiarity (seen that before!) or anti-climax (we pause this death for a joke). For a series that always emphasized team work, the concluding gesture undermined it. Lots of plot holes and more questions unanswered. Lynne D., 3.5 starsThis is going to feel weird. I have been a hardcore MCU fan since the start. I thought there were amazing moments in this movie. Definitely plenty to get hyped about with my MCU friends. Something about it as a whole was lackluster. Maybe it was because it felt like they flew through certain major plot elements despite it s extremely long run-time. I appreciate that they gave conclusions to our major heroes, but I wasn t crazy about how they seemed to rush and skip over certain things that I d rather have seen fleshed out more. I don t want to criticize it too heavily because it was an impossible task to fit all this into this conclusion movie and flesh everything out, I just personally felt a bit underwhelmed. I honestly went into this movie thinking it would easily become my favorite MCU movie to date, but it s definitely not. Still think it s very good, don t get me wrong. Stephen I. 3.5 starsThe good: Fun action scenes that are more creative than many similar films. Genuinely great moments of comedy. All characters, though some have very short appearances, are treated well. The bad: The dialog is clunky and lacks any subtlety. The movie also has an unfortunate habit of throwing mildly funny one liners in that ruin moments of natural tension. Many, seemingly insurmountable, problems faced by the heroes are solved so quickly and easily that it gives an odd feeling of pace at some points of the movie. Billy P. 2.5 stars(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel Studios)It s a Cathartic Conclusion to the Infinity SagaA cathartic, satisfying experience for all MCU fans that have been around from the start, Endgame is full of callbacks and emotional payoffs years in the making. The stakes are real. The character arcs justified, balanced, and well-executed. The emotions tangible, delivered fantastically by every actor, particularly the original six. The action is exciting, but doesn t take center stage until it needs to. The humor and heart truly make this movie. Caitlin B., 5 starsAs a diehard comic book fanboy, this a dream fulfilled experience. I grew up loving these characters from the comics as a child. I love both DC and Marvel respectively. That being said the astonishing work done by Kevin Feige and the creative team at Marvel Studios is beyond amazing. They brought new life to these legendary characters for audiences to watch and enjoy. The MCU has been an exciting experience throughout the course of 22 films telling a narrative with unique creativity and wonderful memories by a cast that have transcended to super stars. This is a great tribute to Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and the founding fathers of the Marvel Comics Shamar L., 5 starsCheck out all of the user reviews for Avengers: Endgame so far. Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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This Week s Ketchup brings you another eight headlines from the world of film development news (those stories about what movies Hollywood is working on for you next), covering up-and-coming titles like Black Adam, Cinderella, Django/Zorro, and Magic 8-Ball.This WEEK S TOP STORYTOM HOLLAND S UNCHARTED MOVIE DATED FOR 2020(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)Tom Holland, the star of next month s Spider-Man: Far from Home, obviously has one of the biggest franchises going right now (both the Spider-Man movies and the MCU at large). That doesn t mean, however, that he can t start building other franchises for his filmography. Perhaps surprisingly for his age (23), that next big role for Tom Holland is Nathan Drake, the star of Sony s Uncharted video game franchise. (It appears that, as with Alicia Vikander s Tomb Raider reboot, the first Uncharted movie might be a prequel or origin story.) The movie has been in development for a while, but Sony Pictures has confirmed production by announcing a release date of December 18, 2020. By aiming for that weekend, Sony is directly taking on Steven Spielberg s West Side Story remake and Eddie Murphy s Coming to America sequel. The Uncharted video games combine elements of Tomb Raider, Indiana Jones, and arguably Nicolas Cage s National Treasure movies. The first Uncharted movie will be directed by Dan Trachtenberg, who made his debut in 2016 with 10 Cloverfield Lane (Certified Fresh at 90%).Fresh Developments1. QUENTIN TARANTINO S DJANGO TO CROSSOVER WITH ZORRO(Photo by Andrew Cooper/Weinstein Company)Much has been written in the last year or so about Quentin Tarantino s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (7/26/2019) (currently Fresh at 94%) and his possible Star Trek plans, but another old rumor was confirmed this week with the news that Tarantino is also producing (but probably won t direct) what s basically a sequel to his 2012 Southern Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx as the title character. As appealing as such a sequel might be on its own, the title takes it to another level, because Django/Zorro would cross the character over with the Californian freedom fighter who is celebrating his 100th anniversary this year. Quentin Tarantino has enlisted comedian-turned-screenwriter Jerrod Carmichael, of TV s The Carmichael Show, to adapt the Dynamite Entertainment and Vertigo Comics comic book of the same title.2. SIMON PEGG AND NICK FROST REUNITING TO PRODUCE HORROR MOVIE SVALTA(Photo by Rogue Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)From 2004 to 2013, British comic actors Simon Pegg (a.k.a. Scotty from Star Trek and Benji from the Mission:Impossible movies) and Nick Frost starred in director Edgar Wright s Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World s End), and also co-starred together in other films like Paul and The Adventures of Tintin. We should note right away that they re not yet confirmed to be starring in this week s new project, but they are producing the film together. Pegg and Frost have sold a horror pitch called Svalta to Orion Pictures, with Frost also attached as the film s screenwriter. Svalta will tell the story of a family on their summer vacation to a remote Swedish island [called Svalta] where they discover a serial killer is on the loose, but the locals have no interest in helping the stranded family of tourists. 3. NEW PROJECTS FOR MAHERSHALA ALI AND BARRY JENKINS(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough, Steve Mack/Everett Collection)In 2016, Mahershala Ali and director Barry Jenkins took home a trio of Oscars including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for their collaborative work on the coming-of-age drama Moonlight, and both of their stars have only risen higher since. Accordingly, each of them made headlines with new film projects this week. Mahershala Ali is now attached to executive produce and star in a Fox Searchlight true story drama called Solitary. The film will be adapted from a memoir by Albert Woodfox, who spent 43 years in solitary confinement at Louisiana s notorious Angola Prison. Barry Jenkins new film is also set up at Fox Searchlight, and it will be an untitled biopic about acclaimed dance choreographer Alvin Ailey.4. POP STAR CAMILA CABELLO S CINDERELLA SCHEDULED FOR 2021 (Photo by Steve Mack/Everett Collection)Sony Pictures is moving forward with plans for a new version of the fairy tale Cinderella starring Camila Cabello, a Cuban-American pop star who got her start as a contestant on The X-Factor in 2012, as the studio officially scheduled the film for release on February 5, 2021. That puts it one week after the Rugrats reboot movie (1/29/2021) and one week before Marvel Studios first movie in 2021 (we don t know which movie that is yet). This new Cinderella will be directed by Blockers (Certified Fresh at 83%) Kay Cannon, who this week also made the news for a project called 79ers. That movie is being produced by Will Ferrell and Seth Rogen and is described as being like The Goonies for adults, following a group of friends who are forced to reunite 20 years later after failing to finish a treasure hunt as teenagers.5. BILL SKARSGARD TO SPEND NINE DAYS WITH VARIOUS MARVEL MOVIE CO-STARS(Photo by Brooke Palmer/Warner Bros.)It s not that uncommon that the same actor or filmmaker shows up in more than one new project in a given week, but this week we saw this happen a few times. Let s start here with a supernatural thriller called Nine Days, in which Black Panther and Us star Winston Duke will play a mysterious man who interviews prospective candidates, a personification of human souls for the privilege that he once had. (This writer doesn t quite know what that even means, but there you go.) Those personifications will be played by Zazie Beetz (Domino from Deadpool 2), Benedict Wong (Wong from Doctor Strange), and Bill Skarsgård (a.k.a. Pennywise from IT). The repeat star in this case is Bill Skarsgård, who also signed on this week to star in a true crime drama called Gilded Rage.6. PETER DINKLAGE SAYS I CARE A LOT (Photo by HBO)Going into the final episodes of Game of Thrones, it seemed likely that the show s various stars would be riding career highs and that the casting stories would be chock-ablock with their names. That, however, was until everyone saw those last two episodes, which seemed to put the brakes on eight seasons of fan and critical love. Having said that, the stars of the show are obviously talented, and they should be just fine. Case in point: Peter Dinklage, GoT s Tyrion Lannister, joined Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike in a thriller called I Care a Lot. Pike will star as a legal guardian (a lawyer or a foster parent, it s unclear), but Dinklage s character is being kept secret.7. TWO YOUNG NETFLIX STARS CAST AS THE DAUGHTERS OF BILL TED FACE THE MUSIC (Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough, Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)The last time we saw Bill S. Preston (Alex Winter) and Ted Logan (Keanu Reeves) in 1991 s Bill Ted s Bogus Journey, the rock stars of the band Wyld Stallyns seemed to be riding high, including happy relationships with their princess girlfriends plucked from medieval times. It s still unclear what all happened to Bill and Ted in the last 25+ years, but this week, we learned that their characters both now have teenage daughters. Those roles will be played by Netflix stars Samara Weaving (The Babysitter) and Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical) when Bill Ted Face the Music next summer (8/21/2020).Rotten Ideas2. DWAYNE JOHNSON REUNITING WITH JUNGLE CRUISE DIRECTOR FOR BLACK ADAM (Photo by Vince Valitutti/Columbia Pictures)Disney s Jungle Cruise, based on their long-running theme park ride, doesn t come out until next July (7/24/2020), so most people probably don t even know it s in the works. (FYI, Disney also recruited their Mary Poppins Returns star, Emily Blunt, to take that cruise as well.) Nevertheless, Dwayne Johnson must ve had great things to say about his Jungle Cruise director, because Jaume Collett-Serra has now been recruited by New Line Cinema to reunite with Johnson on Black Adam. Johnson has long been attached to star in the DC Comics adaptation, including a time when he would have co-starred in Shazam! as the immortal Egyptian villain-turned-antihero Black Adam. (It s arguable that Mark Strong s Dr. Sivana filled the role Black Adam would have.) Jaume Collett-Serra s Tomatometer is mostly comprised of Rotten splotches, but he did receive Fresh scores for Non-Stop and The Shallows. Hopefully these next two collaborations with Dwayne Johnson will yield better results.1. MAGIC 8 BALL GETTING ITS OWN BLUMHOUSE HORROR FRANCHISE(Photo by Suzanne Tenner/Relativity Media courtesy Everett Collection)Blumhouse Productions, Universal Pictures, and Hasbro Films had two relative hits with Ouija and its prequel Ouija: Origin of Evil. With that in mind, Blumhouse and Universal are uniting with another toy company, Mattel, on a similar project, this time based on Magic 8-Balls. We can all shake our Magic 8-Balls to see what it says about a Magic 8-Ball movie, but one thing that suggests outlook not so good is that the director Blumhouse and Universal have hired for the job is Jeff Wadlow. Of the six feature films on Wadlow s, not one has received a Fresh score, with 2013 s superhero sequel Kick-Ass 2 earning the highest score at 32% on the Tomatometer. Jeff Wadlow s next film before taking on Magic 8-Ball will be the movie adaptation of the long-running ABC supernatural drama Fantasy Island, starring Michael Peña as the new Mr. Roarke.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
More than 30 years after publication, and more than 25 years following the first adaptation, Stephen King’s massive novel It was turned into the highest-grossing horror movie of all time — and with an 86% on the Tomatometer, it’s one of the best-reviewed releases in the genre, as well. It (now known as It: Chapter One) left its sequel with some pretty big shoes to fill — appropriate for a movie about a clown.Can the highly anticipated It: Chapter Two satisfy sky-high expectations? According to many of the first reactions from critics and entertainment journalists on social media, not quite, though it makes a mighty – and scary – effort. For others, though, a set of excellent performances (particularly from Bill Hader), some genuinely creepy set pieces, and a mountain of ambition make the trip back to Derry worthwhile.Here’s what critics are saying about It: Chapter Two:Is this another great IT movie?“It: Chapter Two is awesome…Congrats to everyone that worked on it for a job well done.” Steven Weintraub, Collider
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.
bob综合体育官网登录 Like most anthology series, the eight episodes that make up Amazon’s Modern Love – based on the popular New York Times column of the same name – are hit and miss. Some, like — surprisingly — the one that stars Tina Fey and John Slattery as longtime marrieds who are try to get their groove back by playing tennis, are just meh.But then there’s “Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am,” a moving installment in which Anne Hathaway’s Lexi is a whirlwind of energy and charm as she and Jeff (The Deuce scene-stealer Gary Carr) meet-cute at the supermarket. Her excitement about the prospects of this new romance can’t be contained – hence, the song-and-dance number that ensues in the store’s parking lot.(Photo by Christopher Saunders/Amazon Studios)But when Jeff arrives at her apartment to pick her up for their date, the much more subdued Lexi seems like a completely different person. We learn she has bipolar disorder, and her brief relationship with Jeff may be a crushing disappointment as a romance, but it sparks Lexi to seek medical help and open up to a friend about the all-consuming challenges she’s kept hidden.“It felt beautifully honest and surrealist at the same time,” Hathaway told Rotten Tomatoes about the story. “Something we’ve experienced in doing press for (the series) is that almost everybody that’s come in has said, ‘I know and love someone who has bipolar disorder,’ or, ‘I know and love someone who has a mental health condition that makes them feel different and alienated.’“And we’re no different, she said of the stories in the series. I was just really happy to make an episode for the people in my life who are going through that, to be able to say, ‘I love you, I see you, you’re gorgeous, you’re absolutely worth loving.’”(Photo by Christopher Saunders/Amazon Studios)Another gem in the line-up, “When the Doorman Is Your Main Man,” is about the friendship that develops between Cristin Milioti’s Maggie and Laurentiu Possa’s Guzmin, the titular doorman who seems a little too concerned about Maggie’s love life.Like the best of the Modern Love columns and TV episodes, this story highlights how it’s the connections people forge with each other, romantic and otherwise, that prevent them from being swallowed up and isolated in a fast-paced world or a big city like New York. Guzmin and Maggie have something more important than a fling: a friendship that continues through Maggie’s pregnancy, her life as a single mother, and other major life changes.“I think they’re … like two kindred spirits,” Milioti said about the episode, which also spotlights the not-at-all uncommon bonds that form between longtime residents and the doormen (and women) who become a part of their daily lives.(Photo by Christopher Saunders/Amazon Studios)Another of the series’ best episodes stars an alum of another Amazon series: Andrew Scott (yes, Fleabag’s Hot Priest) in “Hers Was a World of One” (based on Modern Love: Three Mothers, One Bond ). Scott’s Tobin and Brandon Kyle Goodman’s Andy are a gay couple who enter an open adoption with homeless-by-choice free spirit Karla (Olivia Cooke).Karla upends their well-ordered life well before the baby arrives, and Tobin, in particular, becomes more open-minded and tolerant as he very reluctantly at first experiences with Karla’s bohemian lifestyle.“We’re very interested in identity politics, and we’re very interested in what we are, where we come from, where we’re going, and I think what’s very important to remember is we can co-exist with people and love people and like them and have them in our lives that have completely different political aspirations and points of view,” Scott said. “And our job is not to annihilate people who disagree with us, but to try to co-exist with everyone … and that’s really what this story says.”“And that families can look different,” Goodman added. “It doesn’t have to be a mom and dad … there can be three parents together. It’s about love, and the child having their love, whoever the parents are.”(Photo by Christopher Saunders/Amazon Studios)Other stars of Modern Love episodes include Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, Andy Garcia, Julia Garner, Shea Whigham, Jane Alexander, Judd Hirsch, Peter Hermann,Sofia Boutella, and John Gallagher Jr. with guest spots by a certain red-headed British pop star and a Chopped star. Whether or not you enjoy their New York–set stories depends largely on how much you like the cast, and whether or not you’re a fan of the personal essay-ness of the NYT column.Not every story is as compelling, or just plain entertaining on a rom-com level, but Hathaway and Carr s performances do create one of the most satisfying episodes of TV of the year.Modern Love is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes. [I chose this one] because of Gena, because I watched it when my mind was first opened up to what cinema could be when I was a young actress starting out and discovering the scope of film. Everything that Gena does in this, as well as in A Woman under the Influence, the way that it explores femininity and masculinity and the devastating edges of masculinity, as well as so many colors that a woman can be – her fierceness, her devastation, her heartbreak, her going mad. And then to understand a film could be shot in someone s house, that you could just do this – you could find a way to carve your own path away from prescribed studio roles. So, I chose this for the whole package.And I had the honor of working with Nick [Cassavetes, son of John and Gena] and Gena in a film that Nick directed and I saw that it was a completely different way of working than I had ever been exposed to. The collaboration between all the departments and how we were all… you hear it a lot, “we re like a family,” but in that case, it really was. Everyone was together. The relationship, for example, between me and the set designer was extremely close because Nick wanted it that way. He said, “Well, this is your character. Where would you live? Let s all do this all together.” So that makes for a more relaxed performance and it s just more fun.Opening Night is also important to me because it s about the theater. Those scenes where she s backstage and about to go on, or the scenes in the rehearsal room, but particularly when she s about to go on stage, that visceral thrill and terror, the way he catches it… theater is my heart so it combines a lot of my loves in that film.