bob电竞体育平台采用百度引擎8（Baidu 9）The latest episode of Couch Tomatoes will be available November 20. Ever since the announcement of Jon Favreau s Disney+ series The Mandalorian, Star Wars fans have been champing at the bit for tough, gritty, and action-packed space western – and when the series debuted this month, it certainly delivered that. But it also delivered something completely unexpected: Cuteness overload and one of the most intriguing odd couples to ever hit streaming or TV.Stop reading right about now if you haven t seen the first two episodes of The Mandolorian. That big dose of the unexpected arrived at the end of episode 1, and continued into episode 2, with the revelation that the Mandalorian s (Pedro Pascal) mysterious target was a little green infant creature that appears to be the same species as Yoda. Baby Yoda, as the Internet has dubbed him, has not only charmed the world since he showed up, but kicked off some serious theorizing about the creature s origins and what it could mean for the future of the Star Wars franchise.Our guide to the Best Shows on Disney+In this special edition of Couch Tomatoes, host Naz Perez is joined by Star Wars expert Ken Napzok, Collider s Perri Nemiroff and Fandango s Nikki Novak to talk everything The Mandalorian. Is Baby Yoda a new character, Yoda himself, or some sort of clone? Could that actually be Boba under the Mando s armor? Does live-action Star Wars work even better on the small screen? And could this new series tie into The Rise of Skywalker?With each episode of Couch Tomatoes, we dig into a major series or event and provide Fresh picks of great shows to help you cut through the clutter and only binge the best.The Mandalorian is available on Disney+. Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
A Christmas Story Sucked with a capital S . The whole story revolvesaround this dumb, nerdy kid who should have been beaten up ona regular basis. It s a Wonderful Life is great because it shows the resilienceof the Human Spirit. Down and and being kicked and he gets up off the mat andfights back when he knows that being rich doesn t mean having a lot of money. Christmas Vacation , White Christmas and Home Alone 2 needto be in the the top 10, NOT Home Alone . 一款手游能否成为国民游戏，很大因素在于它的操作系统对玩家是否友好，能否让玩家在短时间内获得良好的游戏体验。
腾讯在大DAU竞技类游戏中的领先地位非常稳固，这类游戏通常具有“赢者通吃”、生命周期长的特性，足够支撑其短期增长；而在盈利性游戏中，腾讯的真实表现也超出了多数人的直觉。超级产品《王者荣耀》是腾讯手游增长的底盘，该游戏壁垒深厚，且商业化程度较浅，腾讯对流水具有较强掌控力。新产品方面，3A级别手游及“射击+X”类游戏是主攻方向，腾讯具备较强的IP储备及经验积累。根据招聘信息，腾讯在这两个类别中约有6款产品储备。看好腾讯在这两个方向的未来表现。bob电竞体育平台As home to the premieres of Hereditary, The Babadook, and Get Out, Sundance s Midnight program has developed a reputation among genre fans. And this year s lineup – on paper at least – looked set to hold up that legacy. There were a number of second features from directors who d shown scary-good talent with their debuts – including the second film from Under the Shadow s Babak Anvari and the duo behind Goodnight Mommy – and a film that had already been picked up by A24, the distributor that has become a kind of stamp of approval for fans of quality indie chillers. But did Sundance s 2019 horror offering live up to expectations? Will this year s fest gift us with another Hereditary? We checked out the films, and rounded up what the critics were saying, to give you the heads up on which Sundance horror films are most likely to make a splash when they hit screens later in the year.Little Monsters (2019) 79%Release date: TBDThis “Shaun of the Dead Down Under” zombie comedy is (so far) the best-reviewed movie from the festival’s Midnight Program. It’s sitting at 100% on the Tomatometer after early reviews and being declared “a new cult classic” by the likes of Nerdist’s Dan Casey. Time will tell whether that kind of talk is just hype, but this story of a group of Australian kindergarteners trying to survive a zombie attack during a field trip to a petting zoo certainly has its early fans. Most of them are singling out Lupita Nyong’o s performance as ukulele-plucking “kindy” teacher Miss Caroline, who – even as the groaning zombies close in – remains doggedly dedicated to convincing her troop of kids that it’s all just a game, and not at all the beginning of the apocalypse. (This gambit involves Nyong’o singing “Shake It Off” in what will be no doubt become a seminal moment in the zombie genre.)“Little Monsters is a testament to the fact that Nyong’o is a force of a nature who should absolutely be in more comedies,” writes Casey. Even critics who didn’t wholly fall for the movie’s charms sang the actress’s praises: “[Nyong’o] sings, gets laughs, talks tough, wields a shovel and pitchfork, and expertly navigates a big monologue about Neil Diamond,” writes Jason Bailey for The Playlist. “She’s so good, in fact, that the pleasure of her performance makes Little Monsters worth seeing. But just barely.” Meanwhile, Josh Gad gives an “unhinged” and totally un–Olaf-like performance as a foul-mouthed American childrens’ entertainer (and literal motherf—ker) who finds himself mixed up in the gory action.While many critics have noted the film can feel very familiar (you’ve seen this profane take on the undead in Shaun, Zombieland, and New Zealand flick Black Sheep), they also say its bigheartedness helps it stand out from the pack. The charming romance between Miss Caroline and slacker Dave (Alexander England), and Dave’s growing protectiveness of his nephew, are genuinely moving. (We re not going to say we cried, but we re not going to say we didn t either.) Katey Stoetzel at The Young Folks puts it best: “Little Monsters will be one of the best feel good movies of the year.”Sweetheart (2019) 95%Release date: TBDThis lean mean Blumhouse gem – “82 diamond-sharp minutes,” as Vulture’s Bilge Ebiri puts it – was one of the true highlights of the Midnight program. The plot is simple by-the-campfire stuff: a young woman (Kiersey Clemons) washes up on a deserted island and is forced to survive. By day that means gathering wood and food and tending to camp; by night that means steering clear of a mysterious sea creature that comes ashore after sunset with food and terror on its mind. It’s the kind of film that rests on the strength of its central performance and on its director’s ability to build tension then ratchet it up, and early reviews say it succeeds on both fronts.Clemons, who starred in last year’s Certified Fresh Hearts Beat Loud, is a dynamite and ferocious final girl (only girl?); “In mostly a one-woman show, Clemons does a great job being vulnerable and also tough as she faces off against the monster,” writes critic Rachel Wagner. Meanwhile, director J.D. Dillard (whose first film Sleight is Certified Fresh at 77%) constructs what Ebiri calls “an ingenious affair, a no-nonsense monster movie that uses its limitations effectively and tells its story cinematically.” Critics are split on the creature design, though – “cheesy” says Wagner; “well-designed” says the Hollywood Reporter’s John DeFore – but we can confirm the movie does feature one of the best monster reveals we’ve seen in years.The Hole in the Ground (2019) 83%(Photo by Courtesy of Sundance Institute )Release date: March 1 (limited)When a horror flick comes to us via A24, expectations are high – this is, after all, the distributor that in recent years has assaulted audiences with Hereditary, The Witch, and It Comes At Night. For some, “A24 horror” has become its own genre: unconventional and elusive family terror that digs right under the skin. On paper, The Hole in the Ground, which A24 acquired along with DirecTV before Sundance, mostly fits that bill.Director and co-writer Lee Cronin’s film focuses on a broken family – a mom and her young son living in remote Ireland – their dank and shadowy home, and the mysterious forest it backs onto (which contains the foreboding crater of the film’s title). The scares kick off when young Chris (James Quinn Markey, giving off serious young Haley Joel Osment vibes) starts acting differently and mom Sarah (Seána Kerslake) begins to question if he really is her son – and if that mysterious hole has something to do with it? Cue creepy kid antics and lots of menacingly innocent “Mommy, are you OK?” inquiries.If that all sounds familiar, it’s because it is: there is little in Cronin’s movie that you haven’t seen before – particularly if you’ve watched The Babadook, The Shining, or The Descent any time recently. For some, it s all a bit unexpectedly conventional for an A24 acquisition. “The Hole In the Ground is less subversive than we’ve come to expect from the indie distributor’s genre fare,” Variety’s Guy Lodge wrote in his review. “Compared to Ari Aster’s penetrating family nightmare Hereditary, which likewise debuted in a buzzy Midnight slot at Sundance last year, Cronin’s film is more of a straight-up spookhouse ride: jolting in the moment, but less likely to linger in the bones long after viewing.” Similarly, Nick Allen at rogerebert.com writes: “This is a story that errs toward the familiar instead of embracing strangeness, its freaky kid becoming the distraction when you just want more time with the hole in the ground.”Nearly all early reviews have noted that however familiar the story is, Cronin does do wonders with mood and delivers some effectively chilling scars (arachnophobics be warned: this one is not for you). The movie s excellent craft explains its current 91% Tomatometer. Writing for Digital Spy, Ian Sandwell went so far as to declare Hole the “first great horror of 2019,” and writes: “For the most part, Cronin avoids jump scares – although a couple of vivid nightmare sequences do go for the quick shock – and crafts an atmosphere of pure dread, combined with astonishing and immersive sound design.”The Lodge (2019) 74%(Photo by Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Thimios Bakatakis. )Release date: TBDDirectors Veronica Franz and Severin Fiala continue to mine mommy issues for scares with The Lodge, their English-language follow-up to Certified Fresh genre slow-burn, Goodnight Mommy. There are parallels to that film in The Lodge – an impenetrable and potentially dangerous mother, for starters – but critics have been pointing to another film when considering the pair’s latest work. “The film frequently recalls the atmospheric, strings-heavy A24 horror house-style,” A. A. Dowd writes in the AV Club. “In fact, its foreboding establishing shots, deliberate pacing, and dollhouse imagery specifically bring to mind Hereditary.” Emily Yoshida at Vulture similarly writes that “the eerie rhythms of the universe that gave us Deep Impact and Armageddon, Antz and A Bug’s Life, and Fyre and Fyre Fraud have conspired to make The Lodge exist in Hereditary’s shadow, but while some tonal and iconographic similarities exist, the two films jump off their shared diving board into very different corners of the psycho-mom pool.”The “psycho-mom” in question here is actually a stepmom and the lone survivor of a cult suicide; when circumstances put her alone with her two stepchildren in the titular lodge, the scares and psycho-mom freakouts begin. Critics have been unanimous in praising Riley Keough in the lead role, with The Hollywood Reporter’s David Rooney writing that the actress “goes all in with fanatical-evangelical whack-job fervor” and Yoshida writing that “Keough’s performance walks a tricky line skillfully.” It’s not quite enough to put the film at the level of Goodnight Mommy, nor Hereditary, but it delivers on scares – particularly in its opening moments. As Rooney writes, The opening 15 minutes alone is must-see stuff.”Wounds (2019) 47%Release date: March 29, 2019Armie Hammer had been leaving plastic cockroaches all over Park City in the lead-up to the midnight premiere of Wounds, a brutal little Cronenbergian body-horror piece from Under the Shadow director Babak Anvari. (Your RT correspondent got a rude shock when he sat down at the Library screening room and stepped on one.) See the film and you’ll get the gag: This is one roach-filled movie. And a scare-filled one. And a very Armie Hammer-filled one (he’s essentially in every scene). In Wounds, the actor plays a New Orleans bartender who unlocks a cellphone left behind by a group of kids, discovering some disturbing videos and images stored in the camera roll; things get worse for him when the texts start coming. It all has to do with “wounds,” and portals, and yes, roaches.Most critics agree that Wounds is probably the most surprising of Sundance’s horror offerings: Mashable’s Angie Han wrote in her review, “What this movie is about, what it’s trying to do, I couldn’t tell you. But it is never boring.” And many are praising Hammer for a big, Nic Cage-esque performance as the bartender increasingly on the verge of some kind of breakdown. For Film Threat, Norman Gidney writes, “Hammer’s performance is unhinged, insane, and totally relatable,” while David Rooney at The Hollywood Reporter writes that Hammer “gamely loses himself in the sweaty panic of the role, subverting his golden matinee-idol persona to explore the gnawing sense of inadequacy eating away at Will and steadily filling him with overwhelming rage.”Is the movie scary? At times it s plain terrifying; one late-night kitchen sequence was the freakiest thing we saw at the fest. But as many critics are noting, Wounds doesn’t quite live up to Anvari’s Certified Fresh first feature, which sits at 99% on the Tomatometer. As Rooney concludes: “There s nothing here that comes close to the fascinating cultural specificity, the sobering political perspective or the elevating personal connection of Anvari s first feature, set in the Tehran of his childhood, near the end of the protracted Iran-Iraq War. But the director nonetheless remains a skilled craftsman, subtly tapping into the flavorful history of New Orleans as a hub of dark magic, while wrapping the entire action in a soupy soundscape of ambient dread.”Corporate Animals (2019) 25%(Photo by Courtesy of Sundance Institute.)Release date: TBDCorporate Animals arrived at Sundance with big horror-comedy pedigree: writer Sam Bain was a co-creator of beloved British TV comedy Peep Show and director Patrick Bice gave us Netflix’s acclaimed low-budget chillers Creep and Creep 2. Plus, Animals features Demi Moore in a rare comedic role, playing the head of a company whose employees get trapped in a cave during a corporate retreat and resort to cannibalism – as you do.Still, in early reviews, many critics aren’t feeling it. The Hollywood Reporter’s DeFore writes that “Bain’s script is about as fresh as the air in a cave nine people without toothbrushes have shared for a week,” while Screen International’s Anthony Kaufman wondered whether the horror-comedy elements were working together as seamlessly as they should: “On an episode of Parks and Recreation, there might be instances of office politics, insults lobbed at the quirky intern, and general backstabbing, but it’s not remotely credible coming from a group of people who are trapped, starving, and dying of thirst.” Others, however, were digging Animals’ absurdist vibe and Moore’s comedic turn: The cast is full of comedians who deliver but they all orbit around Moore,” writes Fred Topel at Monsters and Critics. “She has never been this funny. I hope Corporate Animals is the beginning of a Demi Moore comedy renaissance.”The Sundance Film Festival runs January 24-February 3, 2019.
Army Of The Dead (2021) #2 on Facebook and Twitter, #3 on InstagramPremiering on Netflix on May 21Continuing on the horror trend well, in a way, but we ll get to that is director Zack Snyder s return to the zombie genre where he got his start. Though it bears no relation to Dawn of the Dead, Snyder s directorial debut remake of the George Romero classic, Army of the Dead does feature a horde of zombies descending upon a ragtag group of survivors. Only thing is, these particular survivors happen to be a band of mercenaries who have intentionally entered zombie territory an infested Las Vegas in order to pull off a casino heist while the world s attention is focused on the walking dead. In other words, this may fit more under Action than Horror, but either way, it could be a lot of fun.
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The Most Dangerous Game, a thriller series starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz (Quibi)Mrs. America, drama about the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, starring Rose Byrne and Cate Blanchett (FX)Coffee Kareem, a buddy-cop comedy movie starring Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson (Netflix)The Willoughbys, an animated movie starring Martin Short, Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Jane Krakowski, and Ricky Gervais (Netflix)Solar Opposites, an animated series created by Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan (co-creator and former head writer, respectively, of Rick and Morty) and starring Thomas Middleditch, Mary Mack, and Sean Giambroni (Hulu)#FreeRayshawn, drama starring Laurence Fishburne (Quibi)Singled Out, a dating game show hosted by Keke Palmer and Joel Kim Booster (Quibi)The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show (Netflix)Vida, third and final season, starring Mishel Prada and Melissa Barrera (Starz)The Great, the Catherine the Great dramedy miniseries, starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult (Hulu)Never Have I Ever, coming-of-age dramedy, starring Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Netflix)Harley Quinn, season 2, starring Kaley Cuoco (DC Universe)We’re Here, the reality show about a cross-country effort to produce a one-night-only drag show (HBO)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.Casting News: Michael Biehn Joins The Mandalorian for Season 2(Photo by Phillip Chin/Getty Images)The Terminator and Alien star Michael Biehn has joined the cast of the Disney+ Star Wars drama The Mandalorian for its second season, in which, Making Star Wars reports, he will play a bounty hunter. Season 2, which will also include new cast member Rosario Dawson, is scheduled to premiere in October.In a Dick Wolf multi-network crossover, Chicago P.D. star Tracy Spiridakos will take her Hailey Upton from NBC to CBS (and a New York setting) for a guest appearance on Wolf’s FBI drama in the March 31 ep of FBI.Development News: Elton John, Country Superstars Lead At-Home Concert Events on CBS, Fox(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)We’re going to get a peek at Elton John’s living room: the legendary pop star will host Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America, March 29 (9 p.m.) special that will feature performances from John, in his living room, and Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, and Billie Joe Armstrong from their living rooms. The hour-long special will air commercial free, and is dedicated to the medical workers who are tirelessly trying to get all of us through the pandemic. Viewers will be encouraged to donate money to Feeding America and the First Responders Children’s Foundation during the telecast, which will also stream on Fox digital platforms.CBS, meanwhile, has revealed an all-star list of performers for its previously-announced ACM Presents: Our Country concert that will air on April 5 (8 p.m.). Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, John Legend, Luke Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban will be featured in at-home performances, while Bryan, Paisley, and Rucker will perform a tribute to the late Kenny Rogers.The aforementioned Billie Eilish and John Legend will also perform on Homefest: James Corden’s Late Late Show Special on March 30 (10 p.m.). BTS, Andrea Bocelli, David Blaine, Dua Lipa, and Will Ferrell will also be among the guests, as Corden hosts from his garage.Corden, by the way, will be featured in the National Theatre’s streaming of the play One Man, Two Guvnors, part of the British theater’s weekly screenings of full-length plays. Corden’s performance will be streamed for seven days, beginning at 7 p.m. on March 26. (YouTube)And more musical TV news: CBS will air Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince on April 21. Maya Rudolph hosts the tribute concert, which will feature performances by Foo Fighters, Sheila E., Beck, Common, H.E.R., John Legend, Gary Clark Jr., Earth, Wind, Fire, Chris Martin, Morris Day and The Time, and the Revolution.The Late Show With Stephen Colbert will be the first broadcast late-night talk show to return to a daily schedule. Colbert (who announced the return on Twitter) and his staff will be working for their own homes, and new eps resume on Monday, March 30. No word yet on the content or potential guest line-ups for the show.John Oliver and Bill Maher are also returning with new episodes of their HBO late-night series, also both taped from their homes. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver returns on March 29, while Real Time with Bill Maher returns on April 3.NBC’s medical drama New Amsterdam, starring Ryan Eggold, has postponed an upcoming episode which revolved around a flu pandemic in New York City. Series creator David Schulner said “the world needs a lot less fiction right now, and a lot more facts” about the episode, titled “Our Doors Are Always Open,” which was scheduled to air on April 7. The network now plans to air it next season. (Deadline)Family Guy characters Stewie and Brian were so bored with board games they decided to record a coronavirus quarantine podcast. It’s on FG creator Seth MacFarlane’s Instagram.Shout! Factory will release the first-ever streamed episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on April 1. Curated from the more than 5,000 episodes Carson produced across three decades, the first batch of episodes to be released will be grouped thematically: Comic Legends of the 60s, featuring Carl Reiner, Bob Newhart and Mel Brooks; and Hollywood Icons of the 70s, featuring Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn and Michael Caine. Episodes featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Richard Pryor and Garry Shandling will also be available.Eric Stonestreet and Will Forte will be the first contestants on the Jimmy Kimmel–hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire series of special episodes that will mark the iconic game show’s 20th anniversary. The first episode, which finds the celeb guests playing to win money for their favorite charities, airs on April 8.AMC has greenlit the anthology series National Anthem, an eight-episode musical dramedy, the “tragically funny story of a middle class midwestern family tumbling down the ladder of American society … periodically bursting into song as they struggle to catch themselves.” The series comes from Emmy and Oscar-winning producer Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Rectify, Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural).The Ringer is launching The Wire: Way Down in the Hole, a podcast devoted to a rewatch of The Wire. Former ESPN star, and current writer for The Atlantic, Jemele Hill, will co-host the show with The Ringer’s Van Lathan. (THR)Netflix has ordered 40 episodes of an Angry Birds animated series, which will feature tween-aged characters at summer camp. The episodes, 11 minutes long each, will premiere in 2021.Netflix has greenlit a new series from organization whiz Marie Kondo. Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo will find the titular star and her team heading to a small town in America to help the citizens tidy up. People can nominate towns at TidyMyTown.com.
Ryan Reynolds stars in Free Guy, a movie about a video game character who suddenly breaks from his expected monotony to reach his full potential. And as it turns out, it’s also a movie that breaks from expectations to reach its full potential. That’s the consensus from the surprisingly very positive reviews from the new action-comedy, which hits theaters on August 13.While familiar in its premise and the latest movie to capitalize on a studio’s willingness to mash up famous pop culture IP, Free Guy is said to be a lot of fun, with tons of action, laughs, and heart, plus a bunch of surprises that critics aren’t divulging. The only place where reviews really disagree, though, is in where they land on Taika Waititi’s scene-chewing villainous role.Here’s what critics are saying about Free Guy:Is Free Guy more than it seems? “Free Guy is way better than you may have been expecting — in fact, it’s absolutely joyful.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“A very pleasant surprise.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com“Free Guy is surprisingly far more complex than expected.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“I never expected to see a film that hilariously deals with philosophical conundrums the way The Good Place used to.” Sherin Nicole, idobi.com“One of the summer’s bigger surprises.” Joey Magidson, Awards RadarHow does it compare to other video game movies?“The best-ever video-game movie.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“One of the best video game movies that Hollywood has managed to churn out.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“[One] of the best video game-themed movies in recent memory.” Germain Lussier, io9.com(Photo by 20th Century Studios)Will it appeal to gamers?“It actually understands what makes video games tick.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“There are numerous Easter eggs for gamers to find in the background details and, crucially, it s done with love for the culture, rather than any cynicism.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“Very clearly a movie aimed at young gamers… and for a film aimed at gamers, it seems pretty oblivious to what that audience actually wants in a game.” Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects“When branching off the core story and trying to bring in certain elements, gamers may be less impressed with some of the gag choices.” Aaron Neuwirth, We Live EntertainmentWhat about non-gamers?“While it’s very respectful and true to gaming culture, it’s one of those movies that almost anyone could watch and find enjoyment in.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“If you’re not into video games, I wouldn’t say that’s a hurdle for Free Guy any more than not being into Lego is a hurdle for The Lego Movie.” Matt Goldberg, Collider“Free Guy is fun and visually stunning enough to hold the interest of anyone looking for a literal escape to something far away from the real world.” Catherine Springer, AwardsWatch“Free Guy is nothing if not a movie that wins you over in spite of your better judgment and best defenses.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire(Photo by 20th Century Studios)How is the action?“The film is loaded with wall-to-wall action, albeit the cartoonish kind that makes this solid family entertainment.” Chris Bumbray, JoBlo“The action is used not just to entertain, but to develop characters, which in turn endears them to the audience.” Germain Lussier, io9.comAnd the visuals?“The world-building is incredible… The set design and VFX are impeccable and engaging.” Yolanda Machado, Nerdist“They’re just flashy enough to make the world of Free City seem both fun to live in and kind of real.” Germain Lussier, io9.comWhat about the script?“Incredibly uplifting.” Matt Goldberg, Collider“However predictable, the journey to get there makes up for it by being akin to a rocket ship.” Germain Lussier, io9.com“So much energy has been poured into the creation of Free City that the plot suffered as a result.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“If it sounds complicated, plot-wise, that s because it is, overly so, to the point that the film has to stop a couple of times to explain itself to some extent, although certain plot points remain unexplained, perhaps because the credited screenwriters could not remember the narrative point and/or lost the cocktail napkin on which the script was originally jotted down upon.” Peter Martin, Screen Anarchy“Free Guy is the unfortunate example that fails to add anything new… It neglects to build character and narrative of its own.” Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects(Photo by 20th Century Studios)Is it funny?“One of the funniest movies of the year.” Robert Daniels, The Playlist“Hilarious thanks to a few laugh-out-loud surprises courtesy of the merger between 20th Century Studios and the Walt Disney Company.” Joey Morona, Cleveland Plain DealerBut does it have heart?“It really believes in itself…there’s a real, beating heart beneath all that plastic packaging of Free Guy” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“Will make your heart swell and burst.” Joey Morona, Cleveland Plain DealerDoes the r
Box office watchers love nothing more than a film becoming a surprise success and outperforming its expectations. Tracking services were once again made the fool this weekend as they did not even give Good Boys a chance over the shark sequel, let alone besting a second sequel that few were asking about nor the franchise spinoff showing signs of wear and tear. But Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon, and Keith L. Williams – backed by word-of-mouth since their SXSW premiere in March – managed to do just that and now Good Boys hopes for a long shelf life.King of the Crop: Good Boys Takes Advantage of Comedy Drought(Photo by Ed Araquel / © Universal)Good Boys is the eighth R-rated film of 2019 to have an opening weekend of million or more. That may seem low until you realize there were only eight R-rated films all of last year to achieve that. The bigger question many are asking is: where are the successful comedies? Until Good Boys, the highest-opening comedies of the year were all headlined by African-Americans: A Madea Family Funeral (.06 million), What Men Want (.23 million), and Little (.4 million). The Rebel Wilson pair in the first half of the year turned out to be a mixed bag as Isn’t It Romantic, despite being the only positively-scored of this batch (69%), fell short due to international rights being handled by Netflix, while The Hustle was a hit, thanks to its overseas release – even if it s one of the worst-reviewed films of the year (14%).SXSW had three big comedy premieres this year well in advance of their releases, each maintaining highly-acclaimed status by critics. In May, United Artists Releasing and Annapurna failed to capitalize on the premiere for Booksmart (97% on the Tomatometer), which only grossed .68 million. Lionsgate also seemed to miss with Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen in Long Shot (81%), which finished with just .31 million, though one could easily blame that on folks not wanting any more politics with their night out at the movies. The third of the batch was Good Boys, produced by Rogen and holding steady with a Certified Fresh 79% on the Tomatometer. Its placement in August is certainly no accident, as the first two American Pie sequels were successes in this month, as were the Rogen productions Superbad and Sausage Party. Back on the same weekend in 2005, Universal released The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which opened to .42 million and went on to gross over 9 million. Other high-grossing R-rated comedies released in August include We’re the Millers (.41 million opening / 0.39 million total), Tropic Thunder (.81 million/ 0.51 million), Pineapple Express (.24 million / .34 million), and The Campaign (.58 million / .90 million), even if the latter three were technically financial failures. Good Boys, with a budget of just million, is well on its way to joining the profit list.Rotten Returns: Where d You Go, Bernadette? Oh, There You AreRyan FujitaniThe United Artists Releasing experiment has seemingly had a lot of bottoms this year from releasing one of the worst-reviewed films of the year in The Hustle to not cashing in on the aforementioned goodwill of Booksmart to failing to get the Child’s Play remake to outgross even the original s take of .2 million. But thanks to at least one international haul and a few skimpy budgets, those are minor failures at worst and could each be written up as profitable. They won’t be able to escape the numbers on Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette, though. It’s only the fourth wide opening of his career but certainly weaker than The Newton Boys, which opened to .01 million in 1,965 theaters. Bernadette grossed .4 million in 2,404 theaters and reps a new low for UA Releasing and Annapurna when it comes to a 2,000+ launch.The Top 10 and Beyond(Photo by Daniel Smith / © Universal)Anyone who had Hobbs Shaw at number 1 this weekend was not paying attention to either the breakout potential of Good Boys or the evidence that the popularity of the Fast Furious series – at least as it relates to spinoffs – is dwindling. We ll certainly test that theory when Vin Diesel returns in Fast and Furious 9 next Memorial Day weekend, and yes, Hobbs Shaw has the eighth-highest gross after 17 days for films opening in the month of August, just ahead of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which did gross over 6 million. However its .1 million this weekend trails the .1 million that Apes made in weekend three, which suggests a final gross in the 0 million range. That is going to be around million less than The Fate of the Furious (itself finishing with 7 million less than Furious 7). More concerning for Universal about this series future is that the film has only grossed 3.3 million internationally to date. That alone is about 0 million less than Fate acquired, though H S still has not opened in China, which added 2+ million alone to that overseas haul; a couple million higher than Furious 7.The battle for the family dollar was joined this week by The Angry Birds Movie 2, proving once again that Hollywood still has not received the memo that releasing animated films in August is a fool’s errand. Sony may have felt bullish, given that Sausage Party is the highest-grossing animated film ever released in this month, making .68 million. But they should have looked further down the list and realized that kids are back in school, weekday numbers are down, and that has resulted in only three other animated films to even pass million (Planes, Barnyard, and ParaNorman). Now, The Angry Birds Movie 2 may not be joining that list either. Despite giving the film an extra day’s head start on Tuesday, the film has grossed just .2 million in its first six days. That is a just a million more than Kubo and the Two Strings had in five days (.2 million), and it finished just shy with .02 million.(Photo by Paramount Pictures)Dora and the Lost City of Gold had .67 million in its first five days. It now has million after 10 days, which is about a million ahead of where Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters was at. However, Dora trailed that film’s second weekend, .7 million-to-.5 million, suggesting a final haul right now between and million. Families were still too busy seeing The Lion King, which is just a few days away from passing the 0 million mark. It is the 10th highest-grossing film after 31 days of release, though its fifth weekend haul is more around what the 14th-16th place films had done. It still maintains a pace to get it around the 0 million line domestically. But it has already joined history as one of the ten highest grossing films of all-time globally with .435 billion, with eyes on Furious 7 (.516 billion) for eighth place. In other Disney news, Toy Story 4 became their fifth billion dollar release of 2019, not to mention their 23rd of all time in a field of just 43 films to reach the milestone. It needs another million to surpass their live-action remake of Aladdin.Sony is also keeping an eye on Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood, which just began its international run, which it s going to need to turn a profit. Domestically the film is still doing very well. The million-budgeted film has grossed over 4 million and is about on par with the pace of Mission: Impossible III, putting its final estimate between 0 and 5 million. It has only made .7 million overseas so far, but that is only in Hong Kong and Russia. The film still needs another 8 million to break even. Leonardo DiCaprio’s last three films all grossed over 0 million internationally. Sony is also ready to pop the champagne on Spider-Man: Far From Home, which, with over .1 billion, is on the verge of passing Skyfall as the highest-grossing film in the history of the studio.(Photo by Kathleen Pollard, 2019. © CBS Films)Over in the terror category, folks still preferred last week’s Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark to this week’s 47 Meters Down: Uncaged. The former is doing better than most horror films in August, currently smack dab in the middle of where Rob Zombie’s Halloween was in 2007 and what The Cell and The Possession had after 10 days. Stories’ million second weekend was better than any of those films, putting a + million total in play. Uncaged opened to million, less than the million many tracking services had figured. It is also less than the first film, which started with .2 million on its way to .3 million. With the exception of 80s horror classics An American Werewolf in London and David Cronenberg’s remake of The Fly, horror films released August that have opened to less than million have not made it to million total.Looking at the summer of Sundance, we have WB/New Line’s pick-up of Blinded by the Light opening to just .45 million in 2,307 theaters. The distributors are certainly now hoping for some Bend It Like Beckham international numbers to make up the million budget and acquisition. Then, expanding again but out of the crowded top 10, is A24’s The Farewell. It upped its theater count to 861 and grossed .5 million, which is down 28% from last week’s expansion to 704 theaters. Looking at a collection of films that increased from the 700 to the 800-theater range from fifth-to-sixth week, including Enough Said, Emma, Garden State, The Favourite, The Shape of Water, and Gosford Park, the 28% drop is higher than any of them, as they grossed between .58 million and .13 million. Last week we made the comparison to Garden State, and that still holds, as both films had a near identical gross after 38 days of release. The Farewell stands at .83 million while Garden State had .84 million. However, Zach Braff’s film’s expansion to 813 theaters at this point netted .9 million, suggesting that Lulu Wang’s film does not have the momentum to reach million. That said, it still should have enough in the tank to best Amazon’s Late Night (.46 million) and become the highest-grossing pickup from Sundance of 2019 thus far.This Time Last Year: Crazy Rich Asians Began an Impressive Run(Photo by Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros.)One of the biggest success stories of 2018 opened this weekend when Crazy Rich Asians grossed .51 million on its way to a remarkable 6.58 multiple and 4+ million domestic haul. The Meg was still second with .15 million, and the latest Mark Wahlberg/Peter Berg collaboration, Mile 22, opened in third with .71 million. Albert Hughes’ prehistoric adventure tale, Alpha, finished fifth with .35 million. The top ten films grossed a total of 0.71 million; the second-lowest weekend of the summer at the time. Critics graded the films an average of 65.3%. This year’s top 10 grossed an estimated 1.54 million and averaged 70.5% on the Tomatometer.On the Vine: Ready or Not, Will Audiences Fall Again for Gerard Butler?Ryan FujitaniThe summer is definitely winding down if the week’s highlight is a new film from Gerard Butler, who has not headlined a positively-scored (non-animated) film since RocknRolla in 2008 (and even that is just barely Fresh at 60%). Nevertheless he is back to possibly conclude the “Fallen” trilogy with Angel Has Fallen. The first two films are his most successful (again as the star in a live-action film) since 2010’s The Bounty Hunter, though London Has Fallen grossed million less than Olympus Has Fallen. Regardless there is also Ready or Not, a humans-hunting-humans horror-comedy that Fox Searchlight did not cancel and is hoping to draw more interest to than recent Fox films. Overcomer is the latest faith-based film from the genre’s most successful director, Alex Kendrick, whose last film, War Room, grossed over million. Then in limited release is Brittany Runs a Marathon starring Jillian Bell in one of the great surprises out of Sundance this year. Amazon is hoping their pick-up will find the necessary word-of-mouth to make this a late summer expansion.The Full Top 10: August 16-18Good Boys (2019) 80% – million ( million total)Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) 67% – .14 million (3.74 million total)The Lion King (2019) 52% – .9 million (6.12 million total)The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) 73% – .5 million (.24 million total)Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) 77% – .05 million (.22 million total)47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) 45% – million ( million total)Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) 85% – .5 million (.91 million total)Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) 85% – .6 million (4.35 million total)Blinded by the Light (2019) 88% – .45 million (.45 million total)The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) 44% – .4 million (.88 million total)
As Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, and Idris Elba square off in the Hobbs Shaw trailer, we are witnessing the Fast Furious franchise s long-destined transformation from street racing movies to heist flicks to techno-action roller coasters. Seriously, we have Elba in body armor that looks like it was made in a Stark Industries lab, armored trucks corkscrewing in mid-air deflecting a hail of machine gun fire, vertical fight scenes on the outside of skyscrapers, and Vanessa Kirby, obviously jealous she didn t get to do the halo jump in Mission: Impossible Fallout, in for some of that blockbuster adrenaline.And because nothing gets by the internet, the lunacy of Hobbs Shaw has set fire to the social media film community. Hobbs Shaw doesn t drop until August 2 this year, but you can read the best, funniest social reactions here and now:Somewhere in america Tyrese is watching this again on a smashed screen— BeardFace McNasty (@SholaThompson) February 1, 2019They have super powers now? Jumping the shark may be an understatement for this franchise. IG: morenol1990 180卧龙合击打金版是一款能够爽快战斗的传奇类角色扮演手游，在精美的3d画面下古老的大陆将再一次重燃起战火，简单的即时战斗通过虚拟按键就能完成，同时还会有完善的新手教程协助引导。经典的皇城决战模式再次加入到玩法当中，体验万人同屏战斗的震撼场面，赢得荣耀以及红色装备。