Uzo Aduba and Matthew Broderick will lead the cast of Netflix’s Painkiller, a six-episode series about the beginnings of the opioid crisis and specifically Purdue Pharma’s role in it. Aduba will play Edie, an investigator leading the case against Purdue, and Broderick will play Richard Sackler, the former chairman and president of Purdue. Peter Berg will direct all six episodes and serve as an executive producer, while Alex Gibney, the filmmaker of HBO’s recent similarly-themed documentary The Crime of the Century, will also be an EP. The limited series is based on author Barry Meier’s book Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America’s Opioid Epidemic and journalist Patrick Radden Keeke’s New Yorker article “The Family That Built an Empire of Pain.”Jeff Goldblum has joined the fifth season of HBO Max’s Search Party, where he’ll play Tunnel Quinn, a tech billionaire who becomes a business partner of Alia Shawkat’s Dory.Lost alum Dominic Monaghan will star in AMC’s space drama Moonhaven, playing Paul Sarno, a detective on the Moon who has the job of trying to solve Earth’s problems. The thriller, from Lodge 49 writer and producer Peter Ocko, revolves around cargo pilot and smuggler Bella Sway, who’s accused of a crime 100 years in the future and is sentenced to live in a utopian community called Moonhaven and help solve Earth’s problems before its civilization ends. (TVLine)Jerry O’Connell, who has been a guest co-host on CBS’s The Talk recently, has been hired as a permanent co-host, filling the spot vacated by Sharon Osbourne.(Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)The Paramount+ limited series The Offer, about the making of The Godfather, has added to its cast, as the production began this week in Los Angeles. Grey’s Anatomy alum Justin Chambers (pictured) has signed on to play Marlon Brando, while Lou Ferrigno will play Lenny Montana, the actor who portrayed Luca Brasi in The Godfather, and The Sopranos’ alum Michael Rispoli will play New York mobster Tommy Lucchese. The rest of the cast includes Miles Teller as producer Al Ruddy, Matthew Goode as famed producer Robert Evans, Colin Hanks as Barry Lapidus (the head of Gulf Western, which owned Paramount at the time), Dan Fogler as Francis Ford Coppola, Juno Temple as Ruddy’s assistant Bettye McCartt, Giovanni Ribisi as mob boss Joe Colombo, Frank John Hughes as Frank Sinatra, and Patrick Gallo as Mario Puzo, the author of The Godfather novel.Both John Lithgow and Jennifer Carpenter, whose characters didn’t make it out of the original Dexter series alive, will reprise their characters in Showtime’s upcoming limited sequel series. Presumably in flashbacks, unless Dexter (Michael C. Hall) has gotten up to some supernatural shenanigans after his lumberjack days. Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and The Late, Late Show host James Corden will co-star in the Amazon limited dramedy series Mammals, about the relationship of a married couple. The series is written by Jez Butterworth (Flag Day), and reunites Hawkins and Corden, who starred in a spoof of The Shape of Water during her guest appearance on his CBS late-night show.DJ Kahled is replacing Snoop Dogg as a judge on season 2 of TBS’ competition series Go-Big Show. Comedian Cristela Alonzo will host The WB’s remake of Legends of the Hidden Temple, which premieres on Oct. 10. Nicole Ari Parker, Sarita Choudhury, and Karen Pittman have joined the cast of HBO Max’s Sex and the City prequel series And Just Like That, playing a documentary filmmaker named Lisa Todd Wexley (Parker); real estate broker Seema Patel (Choudhury); and Dr. Nya Wallace, a Columbia Law School professor (Pittman). Zach Braff has joined the cast of the HBO Max sci-fi romantic comedy movie Moonshot. The Scrubs alum (and Emmy nominee for directing a Season 1 episode of Ted Lasso) woll play an “entrepreneur and visionary” who colonizes Mars. Lana Condor, Cole Sprouse, Mason Gooding, Emily Rudd, and Lukas Gage also star. (THR)亚博竞彩官网导读：最近很多玩家都在关注自由汽车城这款手游，想知道具体的公测时间，自由汽车城会经过封测、删档内测、不删档测试到最终的公测等几个测试阶段，才会正式上线自由汽车城安卓或iOS版本，有很多玩家就会问小编自由汽车城什么时候公测，究竟什么时候出呢？今天小编就为大家提供如何快速地知道自由汽车城开放下载和公测的时间，你就可以最快知道自由汽车城公测时间了！
As countless victims over more than three decades would tell you, scary things come in small packages, and this episode of Vs. pits two of the most iconic little baddies against each other. In one corner, we have the rampaging Ruxpin, Chucky from Child s Play, and he faces off against the bad luck of the Irish himself, the Leprechaun. These two tiny terrors have been wreaking havoc on both the big and small screen since the first time fanny packs were cool, but to determine who wins this showdown of diminutive proportions, Rotten Tomatoes Contributing Editor Mark Ellis dives into their box office earnings, Tomatometer and Audience Scores, and origin stories, as well as their most iconic moments. Watch for the final verdict, and if you don t agree, let us know in the comments.Thumbnail image: Everette Collection, ©Lions Gate FilmsOn an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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This Week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Black Adam, Fletch, and Wishbone. This WEEK S TOP STORYCHRIS EVANS AND RYAN GOSLING TO STAR IN NETFLIX MOVIE BY THE RUSSO BROTHERS(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough, Jef Hernandez/Everett Collection)It was just in 2017 that Netflix shocked many pundits with the news that they were investing over 0 million (which eventually became something more like 0 to 0 million) on Martin Scorsese s ambitious mob hitman biopic The Irishman (Certified Fresh at 96%). Perhaps even more surprisingly, The Irishman did not receive a wide release in theaters, but was still seen as a success. On the heels of that success, Netflix announced plans this week to break their own record with a spy action-thriller called The Gray Man, which will have a production budget north of 0 million. Chris Evans (Marvel s Captain America) and Ryan Gosling will star in The Gray Man, which will be adapted from the novel of the same name by screenwriter Joe Russo and directed by Russo and his brother Anthony Russo, who are best known for the Marvel movies Captain America: Civil War (Certified Fresh at 91%), Avengers: Infinity War (Certified Fresh aty 85%), and Avengers: Endgame (Certified Fresh at 94%). As the source novel is the first in a successful series, Netflix reportedly hopes to start a new action franchise comparable to James Bond. The Gray Man will tell the story of a deadly cat-and-mouse came as one assassin (Gosling) called The Gray Man is hunted down across the world by another agent (Chris Evans). It s worth noting, since the Russo Brothers are so tied to comic book movies, that Netflix s The Gray Man has no connection to the DC Comics character of the same name. It s also worth noting that Joe Russo is the writer of the Netflix original film Extraction, which starred the MCU s Chris Hemsworth and became the streaming service s most-watched movie of all time when it premiered in late April.Other Top Headlines1. TO ALL THE BOYS NOAH CENTINEO JOINS DWAYNE JOHNSON S BLACK ADAM(Photo by ©Netflix)DC Comics Justice Society of America is a super team that some fans are just now discovering because of Stargirl on The CW, but it actually has a history dating back to the early 1940s as the very first comic book superhero team ever. Some JSA members are tricky to comprehend because of those 80 years of continuity, but one of them is the original Atom (who was short but not to be confused with the Atoms who can shrink), who was then followed by his super-strong godson (now called Atom Smasher). There have been rumors before this week that Dwayne Johnson s upcoming Black Adam (12/22/2021) will, in addition to being a Shazam! spinoff, also feature some members of the Justice Society of America, and this week, Atom Smasher became the first to be confirmed. The actor joining Black Adam will be Noah Centineo, who is probably currently best known for his roles in a few different Netflix projects, including To All the Boys I ve Loved Before, Sierra Burgess is a Loser, and The Perfect Date. When production of Black Adam starts off in Georgia in early 2021, the film will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who also directed Johnson in Disney s upcoming theme park attraction adaptation Jungle Cruise (6/20/2021).2. JON HAMM TO STAR IN REBOOT OF CHEVY CHASE COMEDY FLETCH (Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Hollywood obviously has a decades-long obsession with remaking films of yesteryear (they ve actually been remaking movies since 1918), but the decade that has seemingly inspired the most remakes is the 1980s. Although he was quickly followed by stars like John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Eddie Murphy, the first Saturday Night Live star to leave the show for a movie career was Chevy Chase, and in 1985, he starred in the journalist comedy Fletch (Fresh at 77%), which was then followed in 1989 by the sequel Fletch Lives (Rotten at 37%). Director Kevin Smith has long wanted to reboot the franchise with a project called Fletch Won, starring Jason Lee (TV s My Name is Earl), but that obviously never happened. Instead, the actor who is now attached to star in the Fletch reboot, based on the eleven original novels by Gregory McDonald, is Jon Hamm. The new Fletch will be directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland), who previously worked with Hamm on the made-for-HBO movie Clear History (Fresh at 61%). You can read more about Jon Hamm s other upcoming projects in this piece.3. PETER FARRELLY IS PRODUCING A WISHBONE MOVIE(Photo by ©Big Feats! Entertainment courtesy Everett Collection)Although some genres are still struggling in the movies compared to where they used to be (romantic comedies, westerns, etc), Hollywood appears to be content with the results they get from dog movies. (Harrison Ford s Call of the Wild has been described as a box office bomb, but it also had to deal with the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.) One of the upcoming dog movies is the adaptation of the animated PBS series Clifford the Big Red Dog (11/13/2020 ), and this week, another canine PBS show is getting its own movie. Wishbone was a live-action show that ran on PBS from 1995 to 1997 in which Wishbone the dog taking on the personas of various literary characters each week, and now Green Book (Certified Fresh at 78%) director Peter Farrelly is attached to produce the Wishbone movie. As long as we re on the subject, another dog movie in active development that was announced earlier this year is Arthur the King, starring Mark Wahlberg.4. THE OLD GUARD DIRECTOR GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD TEAMS UP WITH VIOLA DAVIS FOR THE WOMAN KING (Photo by 20th Century Fox courtesy Everett Collection, Jason Mendez/Everett Collection)You may recall that we almost got a Marvel Comics adaptation called Silver Black (about Silver Sable and Black Cat), which was once scheduled for February 8, 2019. That film was to have been directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees), who instead moved to Netflix where she directed their recent action movie The Old Guard (Certified Fresh at 81%). It appears that the good will from The Old Guard has resulted in a pretty quick benefit for Prince-Bythewood, because she has already set up an ambitious period drama at TriStar Pictures called The Woman King. Viola Davis will star in The Woman King as Nanisca, a general of an all-female military unit in the Kingdom of Dahomey, an African nation that once existed in the area that is now Benin. The other lead role in The Woman King will be Nanisca s daughter, Nawi, who reportedly was almost played by Lupita Nyong o. In related news, Charlize Theron is already talking about possible sequel plans for The Old Guard.5. HENRY GOLDING TO VOICE LEAD IN CHINESE ZODIAC-INSPIRED THE TIGER S APPRENTICE(Photo by Sanja Bucko/©Warner Bros. Pictures)Some of this year s animated features ended up releasing (or will be released) on Video on Demand due to widespread theater closures (Trolls World Tour, Scoob!, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run in 2021), but Hollywood appears to be otherwise committing to keeping other future animated movies in theaters (when the world goes back to having any movies released). One of those companies is Paramount Animation, who is continuing development on a project called The Tiger s Apprentice, which will be inspired by elements of the Chinse Zodiac. We can now report that the lead character, a talking tiger, will be voiced by Henry Golding, who first came to attention as the male lead in the 2018 romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians. Golding s next big movie role will be as Snake Eyes (10/23/2020), in a spinoff movie for the popular G.I. Joe character.6. IS JENNIFER GREY MAKING A DIRTY DANCING SEQUEL SET IN THE 1990S?(Photo by (c)Vestron Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)For the most part, movie rumors don t get covered by major souces like Variety and Deadline, which is basically where we draw the line between rumors and confirmed news stories to begin with. This week, however, both of those sources ran with a story that is still firmly being described as a rumor. Reportedly, Dirty Dancing (Fresh at 69%) and Ferris Bueller s Day Off star Jennifer Grey is partnering with Lionsgate to produce an unique dance movie which she will star in and produce. The mystery project, which is also set in the 1990s, is rumored to possibly be a sequel to Dirty Dancing. If true, Grey would presumably be playing the 40-something older version of Baby from Dirty Dancing, but it s anyone s guess what that character might be doing 30 years later after that one memorable summer in the Catskills in 1963. We should also point out that Dirty Dancing already had a re-imagining in 2004 with Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (Rotten at 23%), and a TV movie remake in 2017 (Rotten at 19%).7. RIVERDALE STAR KJ APA TO HEADLINE MICHAEL BAY S PANDEMIC THRILLER (Photo by Jack Rowand/©The CW)Amidst all of the speculation about how most Hollywood productions will get going again, we ve also been hearing about producer Michael Bay s project called Songbird, which is inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic we re all currently living in. Set two years in the future, Songbird will be told through the eyes of the characters, and we now know that the two leads will be KJ Apa (Archie on TV s Riverdale) and Sofia Carson, one of the stars of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. Filming of Songbird reportedly started on location in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Apa will play an essential worker who is able to deliver to people, including his girlfriend (Carson), due to his having a rare immunity to the disease. Demi Moore will also have a supporting role.8. JEAN SMART TO STAR IN LATEST FROM TATE TAYLOR(Photo by Jason Mendez/Everett Collection)Director Tate Taylor is probably best known for his frequent collaborations with actress Octavia Spencer (like The Help and the thriller Ma), but he s also done movies like The Girl on the Train with other lead actresses. For his next movie, Taylor has recruited veteran character actor Jean Smart, who s coming off her recent supporting role in HBO s Watchmen mini-series (playing the same Silk Spectre character depicted in the 2009 movie by Malin Akerman). Jean Smart will be starring in the movie, called Miss Macy, as an eccentric woman who becomes a mentor to a young girl. The screenplay was adapted by screnwriter Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart, Nobody s Fool). Miss Macy will be produced by Amblin Partners, the production company that spun out from Steven Spielberg s DreamWorks Pictures, and which has recently produced 1917, Dark Waters, First Man, and Ready Player One.9. UNIVERSAL S CLASSIC MONSTERS FRANCHISE WILL INCLUDE A KIDS MOVIE (Photo by ©TriStar Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)Univeral Pictures previous plan for a Dark Universe built around reboots of their Universal Classic Monsters famously fell apart in 2017 following the disappointing box office for Tom Cruise s The Mummy, but the studio did not give up on the idea of reboots. Their new strategy paid off this year, just before the pandemic fully hit, with The Invisible Man (Certified Fresh at 91%), which was both a box office and critical hit. Other classic monsters projects Universal now has in the works include a remake of The Wolfman (starring Ryan Gosling) and a project called Dark Army from director Paul Feig (we don t yet know what that one s about). We can also add to the list a family-friendly movie called Little Monsters from the director of Toy Story 4, which will reportedly feature various characters from Universal s monster roster. That concept has sort of already been done a few times, including movies like The Monster Squad and Adam Sandler s animated Hotel Transylvania franchise, but the difference here is Universal Pictures official stamp of approval (Hotel Transylvania, for example, is a Sony Pictures franchise).
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3.10.1 8月喜迎The Directors Guild of America have announced the nominees for the 2019 Directors Guild Awards, honoring outstanding directorial achievements across film and television. There were few surprises in the film categories, as recent Golden Globe winner Alfonso Cuarón, Spike Lee, and Bradley Cooper earned nods for Roma, BlacKkKlansman, and A Star Is Born, respectively. Cooper also scored a nomination in the First-Time Feature Film category, however, alongside Eighth Grade s Bo Burnham and Sorry to Bother You s Boots Riley, among others. In TV, both Atlanta and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel score multiple nominations in the Comedy Series category, while mainstays like Homeland and The Americans were joined by The Handmaid s Tale, Ozark, and new HBO series Succession. Winners will be announced on Feb. 2 in a ceremony in Hollywood; read through for the full list of nominees below.Feature Film
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SPOTLIGHT PICK!Palme d Or-winner Parasite has now crossed over million at the domestic box office and over 0 million at the worldwide box office. Adding just over 300 screens last week, the film added another .5 million and cemented itself as a solid hit for indie distributor Neon. Expanding to more screens this weekend, Bong Joon-ho s latest feature looks to keep the buzz going for what many are calling the best film of 2019. The story follows a low-income family as they try to hustle their way to a better life through their association with an affluent family, and it takes several hilarious twists and turns en route to its dramatic conclusion. A condemnation of choosing to ignore the inconvenient suffering of your fellow human beings, presented in a series of accomplished visual metaphors that ll make you rethink all sorts of ordinary household objects, writes Katie Rife of the AV Club.Playing limited screens. Along with The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) , a drama about a man with Down syndrome who befriends a drifter and flees his assisted living facility to pursue his dreams of professional wrestling stardom. Pain and Glory (2019) , a drama about an aging director who reflects on his films, collaborators, and legacy after he s sidelined by severe back pain The Lighthouse (2019) , a surreal psychological horror about two men tortured by the elements and each other while isolated in a remote lighthouse. Jojo Rabbit (2019) , a satire about a naive Hitler youth who discovers his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in the attic during World War 2.
We’ve all heard statistics: That opioid use has contributed to more American deaths than the Vietnam conflict. That it’s particularly ransacked rural America. That middle-aged women have frequently abused, and overdosed from, the drug.But how did something like the opioid drug OxyContin proliferate so quickly into our society since its mass release in 1995? Hulu’s new limited series Dopesick attempts to explain not just that, but also tell some of the stories of the people whose lives were ruined (and/or ended) because of the drug.“This is a crime story at its core,” creator Danny Strong told Rotten Tomatoes about adapting investigative journalist Beth Macy s book, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America. “I thought if you ve combined the crime story and the people gathering evidence — and the suspense and tension that comes with that — with the tragedy of addiction of the opioid crisis and paid homage to the victims, and you intertwined at all, it can be quite moving, quite powerful.”What resulted is a star-studded, eight-episode miniseries that uses multiple timelines and points of view to unfold this complicated story.(Photo by Gene Page/Hulu)Many of the actors are playing real people. Michael Stuhlbarg portrays Richard Sackler, the billionaire in charge of Oxycontin developer Purdue Pharma. To see Dopesick tell it, Sackler pushed for the development and wide distribution of the drug as he struggled with his extended family to gain greater control over Purdue, their privately-held business.Peter Sarsgaard portrays Rick Mountcastle, John Hoogenakker portrays Randy Ramseyer, and Jake McDorman portrays John Brownlee — some of the attorneys who investigated the epidemic and brought Purdue Pharma to trial.“When you re playing someone who is real, but not well known, the most important thing is just to be true to yourself,” Sarsgaard said of the challenges of playing a regular person just doing his job under extraordinary circumstances. “If you re playing Winston Churchill, then you ve got to figure out that accent and put on some weight. In the case of Rick, I ve read the book. But I didn t communicate with him at all before, during, or even after making the [series].”McDorman said that while he did speak with Brownlee after shooting, some of his dialogue came straight from Strong’s own interviews with the United States attorney. Hoogenakker, who did meet with Ramseyer before filming, said that “the role was written in such a way that I didn t have to really rely on mannerisms or the way that Randy spoke.”(Photo by Hulu)Other characters are amalgamations. Will Poulter and Phillipa Soo play pharmaceutical reps responsible for peddling Purdue’s Oxy-centric platform. Poulter’s Billy is slow to drink the Kool-Aid, while Soo’s Amber is seemingly all-in from day one.Poulter said that, in developing the character, he asked himself questions about “what would motivate a young person, first of all, to step into the role of a Purdue Pharma rep? … What are the qualifications associated with that? And then, along the way, when you re faced with the corruption; the deceit; the lies that you re being encouraged to kind of promote and pass on … at what point does your own moral compass correct you? Or not?”Soo looked at the themes of the show in developing her character, and said, “on a whole, a really good question the show asks is why are we in pain? How do we medicate that pain? For Amber, there s a deep pain within her that she does not have access to. And the best way to deal with it is to have control over who she is; how she presents herself in this world.”(Photo by Antony Platt/Hulu)And then there were depictions of people who would be susceptible to all of this marketing. Michael Keaton plays Samuel Finnix, a small-town doctor lured in by sales rep Billy’s promise that he can help people in chronic pain. Kaitlyn Dever plays Betsy Mallum, a coal miner in the physician’s tight community and one of his patients.“After so many years [since the drug was launched,] people still don t know about what actually went down and I think people are discovering it now,” Dever said.Dever fell “in love with Betsy,” her character, “because she wanted to prove to her family that she could be a miner and that she was going to be, not just a miner,” she said.“Seeing how hardworking and determined she was at the very beginning to then see her arc and the decline after that, it just makes it even more heartbreaking because she had so many plans for her life,” Dever said.Keaton, who also played a real estate agent dealing with substance abuse in the 1988 film Clean and Sober, acknowledged that Hollywood has not always done a fair or accurate job depicting addiction.“I think the awareness now is much greater,” as compared to the way it was when that film came out, Keaton told press during the show’s Television Critics Association panel. “The stigma has changed about addiction in general.”(Photo by Gene Page/Hulu)It’s also important to remember that, whether the characters on screen are amalgamations or not, real people did – and are – suffering because of Purdue’s actions.Rosario Dawson, who plays DEA agent Bridget Meyer, told journalists at TCA that there are “family members and people in the community who I ve seen suffer and whose lives have, generationally, been impacted now from opioid addiction.”It’s important to remember “the ease with which it was just brought into their lives and how destructive it was,” Dawson said.Dopesick premieres October 13 on Hulu.
(Photo by Phobymo /© Universal Pictures )M. Night Shyamalan moves on from his Eastrail 177 Trilogy, the grounded superhero saga that began with Unbreakable two decades ago and concluded with 2019 s Glass, with his latest theatrical release, Old, an original thriller that has M. Night Shyamalan written all over it.For starters, there s the high-concept conceit, drawn from the graphic novel Sandcastle: a set of vacationing families find themselves trapped on a secluded beach, mysteriously unable to leave, and soon discover they re aging at a rapid pace. (Among the first clues? A small child notices her pants are suddenly very tight.) Then there s the usual Shyamalan touches, beloved by so many fans, since he broke through with The Sixth Sense: a cast of incredible actors asked to play it straight in some seriously outlandish circumstances (Alex Wolff, Vicky Krieps, Gael García Bernal, among others); elegant and disorientating cinematography courtesy of frequent collaborator Mike Gioulakis; several WTF moments that will stick with you long after the credits roll; a cameo from the man himself; and maybe even a twist. (Don t worry, though, this is a spoiler-free zone.)And yet, despite some sense of familiarity, there are ways in which Old feels like nothing Night, as those who work with him know him, has ever done before – and not just because it wasn t shot in his hometown of Philadelphia. There s a go-for-broke spirit to the movie that s invigorating to witness, a quality that has increasingly infused his work since his time on the low-budget and critically acclaimed The Visit rejuvenated his passion for moviemaking.Speaking to Shyamalan a couple of week s before Old s theatrical release, we found him in a reflective mood, sharing with us that he feels more like the director who made The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, when he was in his late 20s and early 30s, than he does feel like himself at 40, when he says he was playing it safe. When I was 20-something, those movies I was making, Unbreakable and things like that, I remember distinctly not caring about that, Shyamalan said. Now I m not all the way back there, but I feel closer to that, to the young version of me that way – as Old goes out, the provocative nature of it, its dissonant nature, is something I love. With his latest provocation about to stir up audiences, Shyamalan spoke to us about kicking safety to the curb – while also developing actual safety protocols for one of the first films shot during the COVID-19 pandemic – plus his embrace of gothic horror elements, the fear of aging, and why his movies need to be seen on the big screen.Joel Meares for Rotten Tomatoes: You’ve spoken in the past about limitations and how limitations can force creativity – and that was the case when it came to the budgets on The Visit and Split – and it rejuvenated your filmmaking in some ways. On this film, it seems you had so many limitations: You were shooting under COVID, you were under the pump on time, you were shooting in the jungle in the Dominican Republic. What was the biggest filmmaking challenge with Old and how did that lead to innovation and creativity for you?M. Night Shyamalan: I had a thought when you were talking just now that the reason that limitations cause this interesting reaction is, in many ways – and it s what the characters went through [in the movie] – you go to this thesis of, “What is most important?” It is the most important thing that bubbles up. I only have this much money, this much time: What are we trying to achieve? Well, I need to have her do this. I need to have this feeling about it. I definitely need this shot What s important bubbles up and really those are the things that you need and everything else you can throw out the window. It strips you almost of your nonsense, or the things that are not important, by creating limitations. And that s what happens to the characters in Old, obviously, when they re thinking about time speeding up so much.For me – maybe this is the way my mind works and maybe others are like this – you get clouded by more options. There are those studies, where if you give people four things to choose from, they re pretty clear, everybody s kind of in agreement about which one is the best, if it s a strawberry jam or whatever it is. But if you give them 20, everybody s confused about what s what, and you can t hold that much. So, limitations actually give you a sense of place and time and being able to know what your opinion is. I think a little bit of that happens for me, so I try to limit it as much as possible. All of these things that happen made me razor-sharp.(Photo by Phobymo /© Universal Pictures )Rotten Tomatoes: You shot this during the pandemic, and quite early on. Were COVID protocols a pressure that you had trouble with or did you roll with them? What was the impact on the production? Shyamalan: We were so early in this – we were the first ones shooting [during the pandemic] – that I was making up the COVID protocols. It was my protocols that we were going by; I became like some kind of medical sleuth or something. Luckily, a lot of my family s doctors, so I had some basis of how to do this. So I was just making up this protocol. And then when we were done, other productions asked us how we did this because we had zero cases on our production. But it was dogmatic. I knew some things about human nature: I ll never stop that crew member and that crew member from hooking up, I m never going to be able to stop that. In fact, the more I say, Don t hook up, they re going to hook up, right?So how can I create an environment where everyone can be humans and ask them to do things that are reasonable to keep us safe? I said, Here s the hotel, here s our crew. We re all staying here. You re allowed to go from here to the set and back. I ll bring you the food. I ll bring you the entertainment. Everyone is staying with us. The concierge is staying with us – everyone. Then have fun in between. Knock yourself out, but don t leave your [bubble]. Can you do this for 10 weeks? That was kind of the equation. Those were the protocols and it created a theater-camp quality to what we were doing that didn t feel like work anymore. It felt special and I want to feel that way always about making movies.(Photo by © Universal Pictures)Rotten Tomatoes: You mentioned earlier that the important stuff bubbles to the surface, and you spoke about particular shots you needed to get. This film feels in many ways like your most ambitious visually, I think, just in terms of the number of intense tracking shots and the almost Altman-esque moments where you’re picking up action and dialogue as the camera is swirling around the beach. Can you talk about the visual style of Old and your decision to really go with these extreme camera angles and approaches that are pretty disorienting?Shyamalan: Yeah. Thank you for noticing it. I think I really wanted to push the cinematography. The way we tell the story, that language is critical to the experience of it, the disorienting quality of what they were feeling on that beach, the kind of almost nightmare, the ghoulish nightmare, that they found themselves in. [We wanted to] replicate that with the emotions that are evoked from the choices of cinema. We were very much influenced by Australian New Wave movies: Walkabout, Picnic At Hanging Rock. It s funny you mentioned Altman, because he s always an influence for me and Mikey [Gioulakis, cinematographer] when we make movies. Whatever [the camera] catches, it catches it seemingly, it’s catching things on the periphery and the layers of conversation and all.As always, every shot is drawn out [first], but I got to make the movie multiple times in hand form before we shot. The pandemic didn t allow me to shoot when I wanted to shoot, but I had already been ready. So I kept on redrawing and thinking of this shot and this shot. So it was probably, I would say, since Sixth Sense, actually, the most time I spent on the shots before we went to shoot.(Photo by Phobymo /© Universal Pictures )Rotten Tomatoes: I know you ve mentioned before that you don t necessarily set out to make horror movies per se, but I felt Old had elements – more than some of your other films – of horror, and body horror in particular. There are a few moments, without spoiling it, that we go maybe full Cronenberg-esque. How fun was it to create shocking body horror moments, which is something that I don t think you ve dabbled in quite as much as you do here?Shyamalan; No, I haven t. It s funny you should say that because, Cronenberg… it didn t strike me as that as much as, I don t know, the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark or something, or Poltergeist, where there are some Gothic elements at those moments of people melting or things like that, which I found as a child very, very evocative and my imagination, it went into another genre a little bit. I loved it tipping into Gothic horror for those moments that you re referencing, just touching it like that and then [coming] back to kind of a grounded place.Rotten Tomatoes: It certainly evokes a reaction in the audience! The movie deals with the ultimate fear for many people – and it s certainly the ultimate fear for Abbey Lee s character – aging. Is aging something that you think about consciously a lot? Shyamalan: I m strangely okay with aging. I don t go to my birthdays and feel like, Oh my God. Here we go. Okay. It s not like that, but I m fascinated with the way my mind is changing or my perception of my relationships and things is changing. It s definitely not the same as it was. I don t take in things the same way. I tried to reference that in the movie, that not only your body s changing, but you re taking in information in the world differently as you age.You were referencing Abbey s character, and for me she kind of represented a little bit of where society is going, the body image and [idea that] you re only valid because you re your own brand on Instagram. I m going to do this, I m going to filter this, and do this and do that stuff. Imagine somebody who was kind of a king at this, who was a goddess because of what she looked like, and then now on this beach it s going [away]: What bubbles up to her? What is important to her? What is important to her now that you know that [beauty] is going to get stripped from you and is of no value when time is moving this fast? So the character starts to think about other things.(Photo by Phobymo /© Universal Pictures )Rotten Tomatoes: The other question I had about aging is, how do you feel you ve changed as a director as you ve grown older? You re not an old man, of course, but you re certainly older than when you made The Sixth Sense.Shyamalan: I think I strangely feel closer to the way I was when I was late-20s and 30 now than I did when I was 40. At 40, I felt much more I wanted to be accepted. I wanted to be safe. I felt more value in finding stability and safety than in being a maverick or being like, Hey I m going to do this thing because I like it.” But when I was 20-something, those movies I was making, Unbreakable and things like that, I remember distinctly not caring about that. Now I m not all the way back there, but I feel closer to that, to the young version of me that way – as Old goes out, the provocative nature of it, its dissonant nature, is something I love.I think probably the difference now from that Unbreakable guy is that I know that that s what s going to resonate. I know it, no matter what happens in 10 days, I know that that s what s going to echo, that thing that s weird about it. Whereas the younger form of me, I felt almost ashamed of my instincts, that they were weird and different, and I was, Oh no, no, I ll do something that s easier to swallow. I remember me having that feeling like, God, those are your instincts, but people don t like that. Whereas now I m like, I know that that s the voice that they re going to remember. So there s a knowledge that came from time. So I hope I can continually risk and risk and risk and risk and not want to keep myself safe, which is what I felt when I was younger.(Photo by Phobymo /© Universal Pictures )Rotten Tomatoes: Last time we spoke, we were talking about your Apple TV+ series Servant, and you were saying that while that series is made for streaming, your movie projects are definitely intended for the big screen. And Old is coming out on the big screen – no streaming option. As we’re transitioning out of pandemic era, and everybody s watching the box office numbers, are you stressed about that at all? Also, it seems that genre films are the ones that are punching through with box office wins, like The Conjuring, A Quiet Place Part II. I wonder if you have any ideas as to why those are the kinds of films that are drawing audiences back to theaters, when others, say, aren t being as successful at this time.Shyamalan: I have two answers to that. So, first, the box office is absolutely fine. In fact, it s more buoyant and alive than ever. People want to be together. I don t buy for a second that the theater-going experience is damaged. Not for a second, no matter what corporation tells you that, complete lie. Complete lie. It is the best way to see a movie. Everyone wants to be in the best version of it. They want to experience it together. Now, there are certain genres that appeal more for that experience and one of them is when you re thrilled and you re scared. You want to see the gasps and experience it together. When you re alone and experiencing that, it feels almost bad. You want to be grabbing the person next to you or giggling because you got a scare. You want to share that experience; luckily, I m in a genre that leans towards that group experience even more.I have felt what you ve seen now, post-pandemic, is that the movies that are exclusively in the movie theater are doing extremely well and doing great. So I m very happy as we open up, the world s opening up, to come back and tell stories in the movie theater. That s my church. That s what I do for a living and the rest is a different type of experience; it s a great experience, but it s not the commitment that I m asking of you. You can t talk to your sister and make a taco. You can t do that.One of my friends was like, Oh, I love Servant. I saw that episode. It s fantastic. I was on the treadmill. I loved it. What? You watched it on the treadmill? I was like, Ah Old is in theaters from Friday July 23, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News. This Week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering titles like Fast and Furious, Static Shock, and Battlestar Galactica.This WEEK S TOP STORYFAST AND FURIOUS FRANCHISE TO END AFTER THREE MORE MOVIES (Photo by Universal/Everett Collection)In the original gameplan, F9 was to have been released back on May 22, 2020 and Fast Furious 10 would ve been coming out next summer, probably in the 5/28/2021 spot where F9 is now scheduled. Universal Pictures confirmed this week that the main Fast and the Furious franchise will wrap up with F11. F9 director Justin Lin will also return to direct F10 and F11, with the expectation of bring back Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Ludacris Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Sung Kang. (Sorry, Gal Gadot fans.) It s also worth noting that this is just the core franchise we re talking about here, as plans for a Hobbs Shaw sequel starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are still in development.Other Top Headlines1. MICHAEL B. JORDAN PRODUCING DC COMICS SUPERHERO MOVIE STATIC SHOCK(Photo by Warner Bros. Animation/Everett Collection)Warner Bros announced at their DC Fandome virtual event in August that there were plans for a feature film adaptation of Static Shock, which was sort of their flagship title in the 1990s for their Milestone Media division before also being adapted in the early 2000s as a Kids WB animated series. This week, the Static Shock movie received a high profile partner in Michael B. Jordan, who joins the project as producer through his Outlier Society production company. 2. CANADIAN NEWCOMER LANDS TIGER LILY ROLE IN PETER PAN WENDY (Photo by Disney/Everett Collection)When Warner Bros and director Joe Wright made Pan in 2015, one of the movie s biggest controversies revolved around the decision to cast Rooney Mara as the Native American princess Tiger Lily. (Mara later expressed regret over taking the job. For their own live-action adaptation of Peter Pan, called Peter Pan Wendy, Walt Disney Pictures is avoiding that sort of PR disaster by casting Canadian newcomer Alyssa Wapanatâhk, who is of Cree heritage, as Tiger Lily. The role has also reportedly been reimagined from how author and playwright J.M. Barrie originally depicted the character. Wapanatâhk is joining a live action cast which already includes Jude Law as Captain Hook, Yara Shahidi (black-ish) as Tinker Bell, and two other relative newcomers: Alexander Molony as Peter, and Ever Anderson as Wendy. 3. WENDELL PIERCE TO TAKE CENTER STAGE IN B.B. KING BIOPIC(Photo by Paramount/Everett Collection)Trends come and go in Hollywood, but one that is definitely surging right now is the musician biopic, partly because of the box office successes of Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman. Biopics in the pipeline as of this week include Respect (Aretha Franklin), Elvis (Presley), I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston), and untitled projects about Madonna and Sammy Davis, Jr. To this list, we can add famed blues guitarist B.B. King (1925-2015), as actor Wendell Pierce revealed online this week that he will star as King in a biopic called The Thrill Is On. Pierce is perhaps best known for his role as Bunk Moreland on HBO s The Wire. On Twitter, Pierce noted that he will honor [King] and his creative genius. No director for The Thrill is Gone has been announced yet. 4. REESE WITHERSPOON CASTS HER ADAPTATION OF BESTSELLER WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING(Photo by Hulu/Everett Collection)Debut novelist Delia Owens had a huge surprise best selling hit in 2019 with the novel Where the Crawdads Sing, about a young mid-centur girl growing up alone in the marshlands of rural North Carolina who finds herself the focus of a scandal. Reese Witherspoon s Hello Sunshine production company partnered with Sony Pictures earlier this year to produce a Where the Crawdads Sing movie, and this week the lead role has gone to 22-year-old British actress Daisy Edgar-Jones. She has mostly worked in English and Irish film and TV projects like Cold Feet and Normal People. The Crawdads adaptation will be directed by Olivia Newman (First Match) from a screenplay by Lucy Alibar (Troop Zero).5. THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD MIGHT VE JUST GOTTEN A LOT LONGER FOR WICKED(Photo by Everett Collection)The Broadway musical adaptation of the novel Wicked debuted seventeen years ago, and Universal Pictures has been developing a movie version since 2012 (including a period in which the film was scheduled for release in the December 2019 spot that eventually went to Cats). The production plans that would ve led to that 2019 release were eventually scrapped, and Universal rescheduled Wicked instead for two years later on December 22, 2021. The Wicked movie now hits another serious bump on the Yellow Brick Road as director Stephen Daldry has left the production. Although Universal is now faced with replacing Daldry during the COVID-19 pandemic, his departure was reportedly over scheduling, with Universal wanting Wicked sooner than Daldry was comfortable moving (and also due to a lack of stage space in London where Daldry wanted to film). Universal reportedly hopes to start filming Wicked with a new director by late 2021. There is currently no new release date, but Universal s pattern for Wicked seems to suggest it will be a December in whatever year they eventually choose, which now looks like 2022 or 2023. According to Deadline, possible Wicked directors could include J.J. Abrams, James Mangold, Rob Marshall, Ryan Murphy, and Steven Spielberg.6. LONG-TIME X-MEN PRODUCER TAKING THE HELM ON BATTLESTAR GALACTICA REBOOT (Photo by Unviersal Television/Everett Collection)An entire book could be written about the many twists and turns that the Battlestar Galactica franchise has taken since showrunner Glen A. Larson came up with the idea as Adam s Ark in the 1960s. In addition to the original 1978-1979 TV show, there was also a 1978 re-edit movie version released in theaters using Sensurround, the Galactica 1980 spinoff series, the critically acclaimed 2004-2009 reboot series, and various other attempts at a reboot movie, including projects from original series star Richard Hatch and X-Men director Bryan Singer. As it turns out, Universal s plans for more Battlestar Galactica may indeed involve one of the people behind the X-Men movies: Simon Kinberg (franchise writer and Dark Phoenix director), who has signed to write and produce the BS reboot movie. A separate reboot TV show is also in development.7. HARRISON FORD AND ED HELMS TO COSTAR IN BURT SQUIRE SHIPWRECK COMEDY (Photo by Disney/Everett Collection)The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything about the movie business, including production, but people are finding workarounds. A frequent approach appears to be filming outside the United States, especially in remote places where crews can more easily be quarantined and self-contained. The Isle of Man is a relatively small (221 square miles) bit of land in the Irish Sea, and it s where a new comedy will soon be filmed. Harrison Ford and Ed Helms are signed to star in the shipwreck comedy The Miserable Adventures of Burt Squire Aboard the Horn High Yo, reportedly based on a true story about a man (Helms) in the midst of a midlife crisis who embarks on what he hopes would be a dream sailing vacation, but ends up shipwrecked in the Atlantic Ocean with a charming but unhinged sea captain. That would be Ford s character. STX Films hasn t announced a director yet.8. DIRECTOR OF NETFLIX S REBECCA SETTING SAIL FOR GIANT SHARK SEQUEL THE MEG 2(Photo by WB/Everett Collection)Some directors stay consistently within their own niche film to film, but others will occasionally go in a completely surprising direction. For example, British director Ben Wheatley has delivered within a modest range of thrillers or suspenseful dramas, including Netflix s recent remake of Rebecca. A movie that would not seem 100% obvious for Wheatley to direct next would be the sequel to the 2018 giant shark action movie The Meg. Now Wheatley has signed on for exactly that. Jason Statham starred in the first film, and is expected to return.9. POWER RANGERS TO BE REBOOTED (AGAIN) WITH A SHARED TV/FILM CINEMATIC UNIVERSE(Photo by Lionsgate/Everett Collection)It was just three years ago that Lionsgate released their ambitious Power Rangers reboot, which earned just 2 million worldwide from a budget of over 5 million. One might argue that the low box office was a sign that the moviegoing audience, but Paramount Pictures (taking over from Lionsgate) is moving forward with plans for a new Power Rangers cinematic universe with stories set both in feature films and new TV shows. Paramount, eOne, and Hasbro have enlisted Jonathan Entwistle (The End of the F***ing World, I Am Not Okay With This) to shepherd all of the potential Power Rangers projects in both film and TV. None of the actors and actresses in the recent 2017 reboot (including Elizabeth Banks) are expected to be involved with Paramount s projects. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
What would you do if you woke up in the body of the local town serial killer – and he woke up in yours? That’s the body-swap twist in Blumhouse’s new slasher comedy Freaky, which stars Vince Vaughn as the Blissfield Butcher and Kathryn Newton as a final girl, who both find their lives upended after an incident involved an ancient knife. From Happy Death Day director Christopher Landon, Freaky is already being heralded as one of the most inventive slashersto come around in ages and, in this exclusive clip – where the Butcher and his victim come face to face (in their different faces) – you can see why.Freaky is in theaters November 13, 2020. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
亚博竞彩官网 What it is: Based on the Coen brothers film of the same name, FX’s anthology miniseries explores new characters, new crimes, and new eras tangentially related to the film each season, deftly adapting the trademark Coen brothers mix of violence, dark humor, and compelling characters for the small screen. Season 4 shifts gears to 1950s Kansas City, Missouri, as two crime syndicates (one a group of Black Americans fleeing the Jim Crow south (led by Chris Rock as Loy Cannon), the other the city’s resident mafia) duke it out for power.Why you should watch it: What do Chris Rock, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, Timothy Olyphant, Kirsten Dunst, Billy Bob Thornton, Ewan McGregor, Jesse Plemons, Carrie Coon, Jean Smart, Bob Odenkirk, Martin Freeman, Patrick Wilson, and (phew) Jim Gaffigan all have in common? They’ve all starred (or come season 4, will star) in the small-screen adaptation of Fargo, and that impressive cast alone makes it worth watching. FX and Noah Hawley’s Fargo, which debuted all the way back in 2014, is at least in part to blame for the rise and saturation of prestige miniseries and limited series, and for good reason. An ingenious blend of humor — both silly and gallows — and enrapturing crime mystery, the series succeeds in translating its Oscar-winning source material into Emmy-winning must-see TV. After a three-year break (and a delay due to the novel coronavirus pandemic), Fargo finally returns with its fourth season Sept. 27 on FX.Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, VuduCommitment: About 27 hours (for the first three seasons)