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5.62.4 6月喜迎Hulu will examine the marriage of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, while Matthew Rhys will adapt Dark Horse Comic Wyrd. Plus, Samuel L. Jackson will star in The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey limited series for Apple TV+, and more of the week s top TV and streaming news.TOP STORYHulu Is Making New Pam and Tommy Videos(Photo by Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images; Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)No, not that kind of video, though it’s a safe bet that that video will certainly be part of the storyline in Hulu’s upcoming eight-episode limited series about the tumultuous marriage between Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee.Lily James and Sebastian Stan are in talks to play the couple, who were married on February 19, 1995, after knowing each other for four days. They wed on a beach, with Anderson’s mother finding out about the nuptials from People magazine.Before their 1998 divorce, Anderson and Lee had two sons and saw a homemade sex tape of their honeymoon aboard a yacht stolen and go viral, and he was sentenced to six months in jail after being arrested for spousal abuse.Neither celeb is involved with the Hulu project at this time. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are producers on the project, which is being written by The Founder and The Wrestler screenwriter Rob Siegel. (Deadline)The Americans Star Matthew Rhys Returning to FX to Get Wyrd in New Comic-Inspired Drama Series (Photo by Ethan Miller/FilmMagic)Emmy-winning The Americans star Matthew Rhys is starring in and co-executive producing (with his Americans and real-life wife Keri Russell) the FX drama Wyrd, based on the Dark Horse comic about “the ultimate immigrant” – an extraterrestrial – who has been sent to earth to investigate, but wasn’t retrieved by his space-mates. His only option: to try to fit in with the humans, while also trying to find a way home. Up in the Air writer Sheldon Turner will write the series.Dark Horse describes the four-issue comic book, which debuted in 2019 and was created by Curt Pires and Antonio Fuso, as “James Bond meets The X-Files.” Pitor Wyrd’s human occupation is private detective, one who never ages, and who will take on even the most unusual cases, if the pay is right.Rhys will also star in a second season of HBO’s Perry Mason reboot. (Deadline) Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin Teaming Up for Six-Part McCartney DocuseriesIf you think there’s nothing else to learn about Paul McCartney and The Beatles, this project may convince you otherwise: Beatles legend Paul McCartney is collaborating with super music producer Rick Rubin for a six-part, still untitled docuseries that will cover McCartney from the time he got his first guitar through the Beatles’ superstar success. (Deadline)The project, which marks the first time the Beatles’ music masters have ever left Abbey Road, already has a teaser (above).NEW TRAILERS: Resident Alien: Alan Tudyk Is an E.T. Who Tries to Pass as an Earthling With a Disguise and Law Order KnowledgeResident Alien, based on the Dark Horse comic, stars Alan Tudyk going full Alan Tudyk (and that is such a good thing) as the titular E.T., who tries to fit in as a small-town Colorado doctor (with a fondness for Law Order). Also stars Corey Reynolds and Alice Wetterlund. Premieres Jan. 27 (Syfy)More trailers and teasers released this week:• All American, season 3, finds Spencer returning to South Crenshaw High and facing complicated consequences. Premieres Jan. 18 (The CW)• Bridge and Tunnel is writer/director/star Edward Burns’ coming-of-age dramedy, set in 1980s Long Island, about an aspiring photographer who leaves his friends and family behind to pursue his dreams in Manhattan. Premieres Jan. 24 (Epix)• It’s Search Party, season 4, and Dory (Alia Shawkat) is missing (because she’s being held captive by her stalker). Premieres Jan. 14 (HBO Max)• The third season of Matt Groening’s fantasy comedy, Disenchantment, finally premieres on Jan. 15 premiere that finds Princess Bean in Steamland with people close to her, like her mother, plotting to steal her throne. Stars Abbi Jacobson, Billy West, Eric Andre, and Nat Faxon (Netflix)• Bridgerton is Shonda Rhimes’ first Netflix series, a period drama about a woman from high society and her quest to find her true love, and the mysterious woman who chronicles all the high society scandals in her newspaper. Stars Julie Andrews. Premieres Dec. 25 (Netflix)• The teaser for Ms. Marvel is only going to make you more excited for the upcoming MCU series, starring Iman Vellani. Coming soon (Disney+)• Dickinson, season 2, finds Emily still skeptical about her growing notoriety. Stars Hailee Steinfeld, and guests Wiz Khalifa, Nick Kroll, and Timothy Simons. Premieres Jan. 8 (Apple TV+)• Walker stars Gilmore Girls and Supernatural alum Jared Padalecki as Texas Ranger Cordell Walker, who’s just lost his wife as he returns home from an undercover assignment. Premieres Jan. 21 (The CW)• Yearly Departed is the comedy special that reminds us just how bad 2020 has been, by acting as a funeral for the year. Stars Phoebe Robinson, Tiffany Haddish, Rachel Brosnahan, Patti Harrison, Natasha Legerro, Sarah Silverman, Natasha Rothwell, and Ziwe. Premieres Dec. 30 (Amazon Video)• Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer is a four-part docuseries about Richard Ramirez, the serial killer who terrorized Southern California in the 1980s. Premieres Jan. 12 (Netflix)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.CASTING: Samuel L. Jackson Starring in The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Limited Series at Apple TV+ (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Roadside Attractions)Two Samuel L. Jackson TV series in two weeks … what are the mother … what are the odds? Last week it was announced that the Oscar winner will reprise his Nick Fury role for the Disney+ Marvel miniseries Secret Invasion. This week comes news that Jackson will play the title role in The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, about a 91-year-old dementia-stricken man, forgotten by family and friends, who gets one chance for a period of lucidity which allows him to solve the mystery of a family member’s death and make peace with his past. The story is adapted from Walter Mosley’s novel of the same name. Mosley will adapt his own book for the series.HBO’s Game Of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon has added Doctor Who and The Crown star Matt Smith to the cast. He’ll play Prince Daemon Targaryen, the heir to the throne and the younger brother to King Viserys. Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One) and Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers) have also been cast, playing Alicent Hightower, daughter of the Hand of the King, and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the dragon-riding oldest daughter of the king, respectively.Read More: Everything We Know About Game Of Thrones Prequel Series House of the Dragon Olivia Cooke has also joined the cast of Apple TV+’s spy drama Slow Horses, playing a secret agent. Game Of Thrones alum Jonathan Pryce will play an MI5 agent in the series, which stars Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas. (Deadline)Former Disney Channel star Dylan Sprouse is returning to TV for his first major role since 2011 for Mindy Kaling’s HBO Max comedy The Sex Lives of College Girls, where he’ll play Nico, a junior who’s acquainted with the titular roommates at a prestigious New England college. (Variety)The Mindy Project alum Chris Messina will star in the HBO Max pilot Verbatim, an anthology series based on the New York Times Op Docs Series, revolving around real world events and featuring dialogue taken from primary sources, verbatim. (Variety)(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)Punisher and The Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal will star in Showtime’s series sequel to the 1980 Richard Gere film American Gigolo. Bernthal will play Julian, Gere’s character, 18 years after he was arrested for murder. Rosie O’Donnell will play Det. Sunday, who finds herself drawn back into a re-opened murder case she thought she had solved, and Gretchen Mol plays Julian’s former girlfriend, Michelle. The series is written and directed by Ray Donovan showrunner David Hollander.Kate Beckinsale has replaced Isla Fisher in the upcoming Paramount+ dark comedy Guilty Party, playing a disgraced journalist who’s pinning her redemption hopes on the story of a woman sentenced to life in prison for murdering her husband, a crime she claims she didn’t commit. (Deadline)Big Little Lies star Jeffrey Nordling has joined the cast of The CW’s Walker, playing a friend of the Walker family and a successful businessman who is “fast talking and all grins and finger guns” and “Austin’s finest string puller.” (TV Insider)King of Queens and Alias alum Merrin Dungey will join the final season of Netflix’s Lucifer as a cop who forms a surprising bond with Amenadiel, while Deadpool star Brianna Hildebrand will play a trouble-making angel who wants to follow in Lucifer’s footsteps. (EW)JAG star David James Elliott has joined the cast of the Starz wrestling drama Heels, playing Tom Spade, former wrestler, league owner and father of wrestling brothers Jack and Ace Spade (played by Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig), while famous Murray brother Joel (Mad Men) will play a local businessman and sponsor of the indie pro wrestling league. (Deadline)PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT: Michael Douglas and Christoph Waltz to Team for Reagan and Gorbachev Limited Series(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images for Turner; David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)Michael Douglas and Christoph Waltz will play Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in an in-development limited series adaptation of the book Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War from Reagan s arms control director Ken Adelman. The series, directed by House of Cards, Billions and Glengarry Glen Ross director James Foley, is being prepped to shop to networks and streaming services.Jamie Bell and Margaret Qualley will star in Fred Ginger, an Amazon movie about legendary dance team Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The End of the F-cking World creator Jonathan Entwistle will direct. NBC is developing a reboot of the 1984-92 comedy Night Court, with Emmy-winning original series star John Laroquette set to star. The Big Bang Theory star Melissa Rauch, a childhood fan of the series, will executive produce the sequel, which will find Abby Stone, the daughter of original series lead character Harry Stone (the late Harry Anderson) as the optimistic judge presiding over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court. Laroquette, who won four Emmys as smarmy prosecuting attorney Dan Fielding in the original, will again play Fielding, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Dan Rubin will write and serve as an executive director on the project.Meanwhile, Fox has given a straight-to-series order for a contemporary reboot of the 1977-84 ABC series Fantasy Island, about a magic island where visitors go to have their fantasies fulfilled. The late Ricardo Montalbán and Hervé Villechaize, starred in the original, which was followed by a short-lived revival series in 1998 and a 2020 horror film adaptation. Liz Craft and Sarah Fain (The 100, The Shield, and Lie to Me) are developing the new series, set to debut in summer 2021.And, as DJ Khalid would say, another one: a Little House on the Prairie reboot! Paramount TV Studios and Anonymous Content are teaming to reboot the 1974-83 NBC drama based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic book series. And please let this part come true: Alison Arngrim, who played deliciously wicked Nellie Oleson on the series, suggests she is the perfect age to play equally rotten Mrs. Oleson in the reboot. Couldn’t agree with that potential casting more. (EW)And another: Blair Underwood is set to return to the world of LA Law, reprising his role as lawyer Jonathan Rollins. The project is being developed for ABC by Marc Guggenheim, Ubah Mohamed, and Anthony Hemingway. (Deadline)(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Louis Vuitton)Alicia Vikander will executive produce and star in the HBO/A24 limited series Irma Vep, about an American movie star (Vikander) who, unhappy about her career and a recent failed romance, signs on to star in a French remake of the silent film Les Vampires, but finds herself blurring the lines between fact and fiction with the character she’s playing.Christopher Walken, who recently signed on for his first regular TV series role in Apple TV+’s Severance, has now joined the cast of The Offenders, a British crime thriller created by The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant and Mayans M.C. co-creator Elgin James. The series revolves around seven strangers from various walks of life who are sentenced to completing a community service project.The New York Times bestselling memoir One Life, by soccer champ Megan Rapinoe, will be adapted for a TV series from Sony Pictures Television. The book covers Rapinoe’s career as a World Cup champ and Olympic gold medalist. (Deadline)Universal Content Productions (UCP) is developing Super Freak, a series about the late “Super Freak” singer Rick James. The series would chronicle James’ legendary career and soulful funk tunes, legal and drug woes, and memorable appearances on Chappelle’s Show. No network or streaming service is yet attached to the project, which is being written by Notes From a Young Black Chef writer Randy McKinnon.Conan Reimagines A Charlie Brown Christmas for 2020And finally, before you’re warmed by your annual viewing of A Charlie Brown Christmas, take a look at Conan O’Brien’s re-edit of the special into It’s 2020, Charlie Brown!, complete with a reference to that Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion song that would not exist in the Peanuts universe.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
Every year, the annual Arrowverse crossover is a chance for the various CW superhero shows to stretch themselves with comedy, action, and special effects spectacles. This year’s story saw The Book of Destiny rewrite the lives of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), causing the Flash and Arrow to swap each other’s lives. Roping in Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and her cousin Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) to aid their attempt to undo the Book’s alterations gave each show — The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl — plenty of opportunities to redefine how far they can push the limits of superhero television.But it was also a chance for the participating programs to get very geeky about themselves and comic-book mythology overall. This year’s crossover, “Elseworlds,” is no exception, with nods to previous crossovers, a future crossover, and deep pulls from comic-book lore. Here’s a look some of our favorite references and what they mean for the Arrowverse.“Barry, What Have You Done This Time?”(Photo by Jack Rowand/The CW)Almost as soon as the first part of “Elseworlds” began, it made the same joke about Barry s disregard for the timeline that the internet does. When Oliver realized he was the Flash, he immediately asked the most sensible question anyone would in that situation: What the heck did Barry do now?The joke goes back to the resolution of the “Flashpoint” storyline in the third season of The Flash. Barry prevented his mother’s murder, but also prevented the circumstances that led to him becoming the Flash. When he undid this choice, it had ramifications for The Flash, like the appearance of Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker), and Arrow. In the latter program’s case, his cavalier attitude toward time changed John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla Michaels’ (Audrey Marie Anderson) daughter, Sara, into J.J., their son. The change was even predicted in the first season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow when the Legends discovered J.J. acting as the Green Arrow in 2046.As it happens, no one was thrilled to learn about Barry s tinkering with time.His “Flashpoint” mistake led to a favorite online meme about disappointing events. And considering how often Arrow tries to resist the wilder Arrowverse plot points, Oliver’s question seems like a great joke and a fair point.The Salmon LadderA regular feature of Arrow’s early years, Oliver’s main means of working out his core has taken a back seat in recent years. Luckily, the equipment was still set up in the remains of the Arrowcave, allowing Barry to try it out as he seemingly inherited Oliver’s abs during the life-swap.“The Pipeline Is a Prison”For years, fans of The Flash have debated the morality of the Pipeline. Set up as a way to contain wayward metas like Girder (Greg Finley), viewers quickly began to question how the Pipeline functioned and Team Flash s cavalier attitude toward the metas constitutional rights. Though prisoners in the Pipeline were eventually transferred to Iron Heights Prison, the show never really acknowledged what the Pipeline was until Barry pieced it together in the first part of “Elseworlds.”Like much of the humor in the first episode, the moment revealed that the producers of The Flash do listen to those complaints, even if it takes them four years to respond. But the underlying theme of the joke was amplified in Part 3 as John Deegan (Jeremy Davies) turned S.T.A.R. Labs into a literal prison.Also, the sequence from Part 1 finally resolved a longstanding concern about the humane treatment of the metas in the Pipeline: Yes, the cells do indeed have toilets.The Smallville Theme(Photo by Shane Harvey/The CW)While not part of the Arrowverse, Smallville was The CW’s (and The WB’s) first foray into the DC Universe. Using the theme song as the action moves to the Earth-38 Kent Farm — which happens to be the same location used on Smallville — was a nice, playful touch. See also: Jonathan Kent’s old red truck in the background of many shots at the farm.The Jewel Mountains on ArgoBefore Barry and Oliver arrive on Earth-38, Clark Kent mentions some of the things he and Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) did on their trip to Argo City, including a trek to the Jewel Mountains. This is a particularly deep pull from the DC Comics mythos as the Jewel Mountains of Lurvan appear in only a handful of early 1980s comic books. In the mountains second appearance, Kryptonian criminal Jax-Ur traveled back in time to create a Jewel Kryptonite as a means of affecting reality outside the Phantom Zone. Now that sounds like a future Supergirl story to us. A Friend (Photo by Katie Yu/The CW)When Clark agrees to help Oliver and Barry, he announces himself as “a friend.” The line will be familiar to fans of 1978’s Superman motion picture — which happens to be celebrating its 40th anniversary later this week — as Clark’s (Christopher Reeve) answer when Lois (Margot Kidder) asks “Who are you?” after he saved her from a helicopter accident. It is the first of many nods to the Earth-38 Superman’s feature-film counterpart.In Part 3, Barry and Kara’s scientifically unsound plan to slow the rotation of the Earth and slow down time is a direct lift from the end of Superman; though, in that case, Superman was seen reversing the rotation of the Earth to turn back time. The visual is recreated in “Elseworlds,” but as many have noted over the years, reversing the rotation of the planet would not alter time. Instead, it would break the Earth’s gravitational pull. Nonetheless, the visual is very consistent with the way Superman traveled through time in issues of Action Comics and Superman during the 1950s and 60s.Another nod to Superman comes at the tail end of “Elseworlds” when Clark proposes to Lois. The dress she is wearing is a duplicate of the one movie Lois wears during her first interview with the Man of Steel. Feature-film Superman was also known to use his strength to make diamonds, which is seen here with the engagement ring he gives Lois. Even his attempt to grill and Lois’s subsequent suggestion to use heat vision is a roundabout reference to a deleted Superman II scene in which Clark uses that ability to make a soufflé.The Batman Is an Urban LegendWhen Barry, Kara, and Oliver finally decide to make a trip to Earth-1’s Gotham City in Part 2, Oliver boldly claims the Batman is a urban legend. This is a joke with many meanings.In the comics of the 1990s, Batman was considered to be an urban legend despite his membership in the Justice League. The notion was dispensed during the 1999 “No Man’s Land” storyline, in which Batman was forced to appear in broad daylight to reclaim his city and partner with the Gotham City Police Department.The concept, however, serves well as a joke about who appeared first in the Arrowverse. Until “Elseworlds,” Oliver was presumed to be the first costumed vigilante — for a moment, let’s dismiss the Justice Society of America in the 1940s — which would be true if the Batman is a myth. You may notice Ollie gets really defensive about this point, which is another nod to the comics as Green Arrow was something of a Batman clone for decades.But the joke also has a real-world connotation as Batman remains a character the Arrowverse cannot use for obscure corporate reasons predating the Warner Bros. purchase of DC Comics and the character s continued status as feature film star.Despite the prohibition on the character himself, the entire Gotham City sequence in Part 2 is stuffed with weighty Batman references. The Chicago exterior shots recall Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. The overgrown vegetation in the Wayne Tower and the glimpse of Kate Kane’s (Ruby Rose) hideout is a direct reference to the treehouse her comic-book counterpart, Batwoman (who will likely be getting her own series in 2019), utilizes. The names glimpsed at Arkham Asylum are, of course, members of Batman’s rogues gallery — although executive producer Marc Guggenheim clearly had some fun by making the caped crusader s Earth-1 counterpart an inmate there — and back in Bruce Wayne’s office, the Shakespeare bust is a welcome tip-of-the-hat to Batman ’66.Also, Batwoman’s suggestion that she and Kara could be the “world’s finest” team recalls the comic book of the same name, in which Batman and Superman regularly teamed up.John Diggle s Ring(Photo by Diyah Pera/The CW)When the Earth-90 Barry Allen (John Wesley Shipp) finally makes it to Earth-1, he spots Diggle and asks why he is not wearing his ring. The joke is a reference to the fan theory (or is it an abandoned storyline?) that Diggle is really John Stewart, who became Hal Jordan’s back-up as Green Lantern in 1971’s Green Lantern #87. Fans of the Justice League animated series will also remember him as the Green Lantern of Earth.Arrow has made plenty of knowing references over the years to the Diggle-Stewart connection as their histories align in certain ways, but it is unlikely the producers ever really intended to make Dig the protector of space sector 2814. For one thing, the show is the most grounded of the Arrowverse programs, so it seems unlikely that a ring would ever come to Earth and judge him to be a man without fear. Additionally, it was always presumed Warner Bros. Pictures interest in Green Lantern feature films made it impossible for the Arrowverse to feature a Green Lantern Corps, although executive producer Beth Schwartz recently suggested this may not be the case.Either way, it is fun to think that in other realities, John Diggle is a space cop. Maybe once Arrow finishes its run, producers could spin him off into his own Green Lantern series.“Worlds Live. Worlds Die”(Photo by Jack Rowand/The CW)In the end, “Elseworlds” proved to be a test for the coming Crisis, as the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) eventually explained; in fact, we already know the Arrowverse plans to bring Crisis on Infinite Earths to television next year.The epic 1985 maxiseries redefined DC Comics continuity by ending its Multiverse (don’t worry, it eventually returned). In the series, the Monitor assembled heroes from various realities to stop the approach of the Anti-Monitor from the antimatter reality: a creature bent on harvesting the energies of the other realities. In the end, the heroes were forced to merge the remaining realities into a single, supposedly cohesive, universe.And as ads for the series remarked, worlds lived and worlds died. The death count included the entire Crime Syndicate of America on Earth-3, Hank Hall’s brother Don (a.k.a. Dove), and, most notably, Barry Allen and Kara Zor-El.Since “Elseworlds” proved to be a prequel to “Crisis,” references to the storyline proliferate across the story with Crisis’ red skies following Barry and Ollie from Central City to Star City, the Monitor’s
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.
Watch: Director Sam Raimi and stunt coordinator Jeff Habberstad on the making of Spider-Man above.In 2019, Rotten Tomatoes turns 21, and to mark the occasion we’re celebrating the 21 Most Memorable Moments from the movies over the last 21 years. In this special video series, we speak to the actors and filmmakers who made those moments happen, revealing behind-the-scenes details of how they came to be and diving deep into why they’ve stuck with us for so long. Once we’ve announced all 21, it will be up to you, the fans, to vote for which is the most memorable moment of all. In this episode of our ‘21 Most Memorable Moments’ series, director Sam Raimi and stunt coordinator reveal how a cold night in the fake rain on the backlot helped shift the course for the superhero movies forever.VOTE FOR THIS MOMENT IN OUR 21 MOST MEMORABLE MOVIE MOMENTS POLLThe Movie: Spider-Man (2002) 90%It’s unthinkable today, but making a Spider-Man movie in 2002 was a risk. Hollywood had gone cold on the superhero movie following the diminishing returns of the Batman movies, turning its attention to fantasy epics and series instead. Making a superhero movie with a somewhat scrawny, emotionally vulnerable kid at its center? With large portions playing out like a high-school comedy? Directed by the guy who made The Evil Dead? That was almost unthinkable. But Sony’s risk would pay off, with director Sam Raimi’s take on the Peter Parker character and the comic-book movie changing the next two decades of cinema that would follow. Here Raimi recalls how he had to fight passionately to get the job and execute his vision, while stunt coordinator Jeff Habberstad reveals how he helped bring that vision to life.Sam Raimi on set with Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. (Photo by ©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection)“My agent said, ‘OK, you re on the list. You re number 17.’” Sam Raimi: “I had always been a giant fan of Stan Lee s great comic books, Spider-Man chief among them, and I heard that Sony Pictures was going to make a movie of Spider-Man. So, I told my agent at the time I d really like to get a meeting to be considered for the film, and he told me at the time that Sony Pictures wasn t that interested in me as the director. I said, ‘Well, can they at least put me on the list somewhere down the line?’ And he called me back and said, OK, you re on the list. You re number 17.’ I said, ‘What does that mean?’ He said, ‘It means there s 16 directors they d rather meet with before you.’ And I said, ‘Great.’ So, the months went on and I didn t hear any response, and I called the agent. I said, ‘How s it going?’ And he called me back and said, ‘Well, you re number seven.’ I finally worked my way into an actual meeting with them, and they said, ‘Tell us about the movie you wanna make.’ All I did was I told them about my great love for Stan Lee s comic book, Spider-Man, and what it was to me. And for me, it was a great love story with a real human being at center, Peter Parker. Somebody I could really identify with. Somebody who had to do homework. Someone who the girls weren t crazy about. Somebody who was bullied. And, somebody who came from a broken home. And yet, he had to rise up in his off-hours and become this hero to protect the city, and I thought that was so moving. It seemed like they had never heard that version before, which is everything that Stan Lee did in his comics. And they called me up sometime later and said I had the job.”“It just came to everybody s mind in Hollywood that a superhero should be a strong, tall, leading man… like how the great Christopher Reeves played Superman.”Raimi: “Tobey was my first, and really, my only choice for the role. He s very sensitive as a human being, and he s a great actor, and so he understands the inner pain that Peter Parker feels, but knows to keep it hidden, and not to wear his heart on his sleeve. But at the time, Sony Pictures, headed up by Amy Pascal, didn t see why he was the right choice for the role. I think the humanistic superhero hadn t yet really hit the screens yet… It just came to everybody s mind in Hollywood that a superhero should be strong, tall, leading man, have a lot of power or gravitas he should be like how George Clooney played Batman or how the great Christopher Reeves played Superman. I was successful when I finally was able to communicate to Amy over the course of months of writing, working on the scripts with the writers, and doing pre-production, that we re really making the story of a boy who learns responsibility. And I think when she finally understood the character that Stan Lee had created, she realized that Tobey was the right choice, and finally relented and allowed me to cast him. It s very rare for me to have worked with a studio that actually listened [which Sony did], that actually understands that the director has a vision for a project and listens and knows to support that vision. It was a very new experience for me. Especially when it s contrary to their vision.”Raimi fought to cast Maguire as Spider-Man. (Photo by ©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection)“We need to put more weight in the landing. We need to really show that the web is taking on the stretch.”Raimi: “I had great graphic images all through my childhood years of how Spider-Man lands, what his pose looks like, how he swings from a web. I d seen all these great artists artistic renderings. The job was not really difficult to come up with a vision, because it existed. It was to bring that vision to the big screen. How would we do that? How would we get actors to move in a way through space that only a comic book artist could depict? It really wasn t realistic. It was fantasy. How could we bring that to life and make it real for the audience? It happens on a painstakingly slow frame-by-frame basis. So, that went on from the first day of drawing storyboard number one with my artists, to the last day of approving a CGI final. And it was all about, ‘He doesn t look real here. We need to put more weight in the landing. We need to really show that the web is taking on the stretch. It doesn t feel like it s affected by his swinging.’ It was all about the details of trying to make it seem like it could really happen, and if we could do that, we didn t even have to count on the spectacle being as high of a bar. Simply making it believable for the audience at the time would ve wowed them. That was my thinking, and so that s what we went for.”“He lands in a real comfortable-looking position for him, but for you and me, there s no way we could get into that position.”Jeff Habberstad: We had several different stunt doubles for Spider-Man. We had two primary ones, Mark Wagner and Chris Daniels. Wagner came from Cirque du Soleil and Chris came from a dancing background, and they were both extremely good acrobats and also extremely flexible. And the flexibility, when you see how Spider-Man looks just when he lands in the bottom of the boxing ring or on the side of a building, he stretches and lands in a real comfortable-looking position for him, but for you and me, there s no way we could get into that position. That s kind of what I saw in the comic books – you see him all curled up like a spider in this beautiful pose that you can t achieve. We definitely tried to achieve that as much as we possibly could.”Habberstad worked with two stuntmen to make the movement seem real and graceful. (Photo by ©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection)
切水果电脑版下载 Netflix dominated the week with several big reveals, starting with the news that a Witcher prequel is in the works. Plus, get the low-down on Ratched, the Ryan Murphy origin-story series about a psychiatric-hospital nurse with her own issues. The streamer also reportedly has a Splinter Cell anime adaptation in the works, picked up seven classic Black comedies, and more in the week s top TV and streaming news.TOP STORYThe Witcher Gets a Prequel With Blood Origin(Photo by Netflix)Netflix has ordered a six-episode prequel limited series for The Witcher, called The Witcher: Blood Origin, and set 1,200 years before the events of the original series.Logline: Set in an Elven world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time — the origin of the very first Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal conjunction of the spheres, when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one. The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will serve as executive producer, with The Witcher writer Declan de Barra as executive producer and showrunner, and The Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski as a consultant.“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story The Witcher: Blood Origin, De Barra said in a statement. A question has been burning in my mind ever since I first read The Witcher books: What was the Elven world really like before the cataclysmic arrival of the humans? I ve always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations, how science, discovery, and culture flourish right before that fall. How vast swathes of knowledge are lost forever in such a short time, often compounded by colonization and a rewriting of history. Leaving only fragments of a civilization’s true story behind. The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the tale of the Elven civilization before its fall, and most importantly reveal the forgotten history of the very first Witcher.”Ratched’s All-Star Cast, Led by Sarah Paulson, Unfolds the Backstory of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Villain Nurse Mildred Ratched(Photo by Netflix)Ryan Murphy’s latest collaboration with Sarah Paulson (pictured), Ratched, will debut on Netflix on Sept. 18. The eight-episode season features an all-star cast that includes actors from other Murphy projects, like the American Horror Story and American Crime Story series.Paulson, an Emmy winner for her collaboration with Murphy on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and a multiple Emmy nominee for five seasons of Murphy’s AHS, will play the titular role of Mildred Ratched, the psychiatric hospital nurse who “presents herself as the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be … (but) Mildred’s stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smoldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born.”(Photo by Netflix)The suspenseful prequel to Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and its 1975 film adaptation, for which Louise Fletcher won an Oscar for her portrayal of Nurse Ratched, also stars AHS and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story alum Jon Jon Briones as controversial Dr. Richard Hanover; Finn Wittrock (AHS, The Normal Heart, The Assassination of Gianni Versace) as serial killer Edmund Tolleson; Sharon Stone (pictured) as eccentric heiress Lenore Osgood; Judy Davis (Feud: Bette and Joan) as tough Nurse Betsy Bucket; Corey Stoll (The Normal Heart) as private detective Charles Wainwright; Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs, a political campaign manager; Alice Englert as hospital staffer Dolly; Vincent D’Onofrio as creepy Governor George Wilburn; Charlie Carver as hospital staffer Huck; Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte Wells; and Amanda Plummer as motel owner Louise.Don Cheadle, Rosanna Arquette, Brandon Flynn, Hunter Parrish, and Harriet Sansom Harris (AHS and Hollywood) are also among the cast.Paulson is also as executive producer on the series, which was given a two-season order from Netflix, as is Michael Douglas, who won his first Oscar as one of the producers of the 1975 Best Picture-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest movie.
(Photo by © Altered Innocence / Courtesy: Everett Collection)30 Essential LGBTQ+ Horror MoviesAs long as there have been horror films, there have been queer horror films. Before homosexuality was formally legislated out of existence in Hollywood by the Production Code — commonly referred to as the Hays Code, which established mandates for “moral standards” in motion pictures and banned depictions of “sexual perversity” — the legendary filmmaker James Whale was building the foundation for American genre cinema with films like Frankenstein, The Old Dark House, and The Invisible Man. Here was Whale, a gay man, building horror in his own image and having astounding box office success as some groups were lobbying Hollywood to censor queerness out of existence. Fortunately, they weren’t creative enough to drive the big bad Other away.In the century since America became the world’s leader in horror film production, the genre became a bastion for the outsiders, the marginalized, the people made monsters by self-appointed adjudicators of sin, and who saw themselves in the supposed “villains” at the center of stories like Dracula’s Daughter. On rare occasion, queer folks were given real protagonists to root for, like Theo in The Haunting, but it wasn’t until the Hays Code was abandoned in the late 1960s that sexuality outside the bounds of heteronormativity became more overt. (Not to say it was all positive representation, but the lesbian vampire wave of the 1970s certainly signified that the puritans were losing the culture wars in genre.) The Moral Majority reign of the Reagan Era slammed up against the AIDS crisis, and the excess and tumult of the 80s gave rise to ultra-stylish and sexualized gore in movies like The Hunger and Hellraiser. The indie cinema boom at the turn of turn of the millennium coincided with the emergence of New Queer Cinema, and eccentric coming-of-age darlings like May and Ginger Snaps provided an alternative to the glossy studio slashers of the time. Now in 2020, we can choose from a lesbian domestic drama involving a baby werewolf in Good Manners, a transfeminist vampire movie in Bit, or a French slasher set in a gay porn community with Knife + Heart. The monsters are out of the closet, and they’re never going back in. Here are our 30 essential LGBTQ+ horror movies, in order of release. – Jordan Crucchiola 街头摩托车H5作为一个十分优质的趣味摩托车竞速玩法手游，在这款游戏中玩家可以自由选择摩托车展开竞速对决，超越你的对手夺得冠军，快来体验吧！
Doom Patrol season 2 new addition Abigail Shapiro has injected a little heart and a little horror into dark, wacky, and super-violent HBO Max/DC Universe series so far. Shapiro plays Niles Caulder’s (Timothy Dalton) peculiar young daughter Dorothy Spinner.While it s one thing to have an 11-year-old child running around Doom Manor, it s a whole other issue to learn that this kid has a set of powerful imaginary friends who can cause some serious damage — one fiery bloke, in particular, can bring on the apocalypse at a moment s notice. And with each episode this season, world-ending monster The Candlemaker has continued to grow stronger.Spoiler alert: This article discusses plot details of Doom Patrol episode 208, Dad Patrol. Stop here if you haven t watched the episode. Niles has tried his best to keep his daughter sheltered from the world, while also sheltering all of humanity from her supremely dangerous potential. Now Dorothy is growing up, which causes Niles a lot of anxiety — a universal experience all parents can relate to really.As the episodes have progressed, we ve watched Dorothy piece together the truth about her experience living under Danny the Street and her father s true motivations in keeping her there. But as much as Niles has worked to keep Dorothy a child forever, the girl s desire to be taken seriously (along with that pesky getting older thing) has made her father s fear an inevitable reality.(Photo by DC Universe)The majority of the story that plays out in Thursday s episode, Dad Patrol, is setting up this tragedy to take place. Niles wants to put Dorothy back into captivity. And Dorothy, who experienced getting her first period earlier in the episode, decides it s best not to tell her father. She s growing up. And while a trip to the carnival gives them a fun daddy-daughter day away from it all, no one can keep Dorothy from maturing. Not even Niles.Rotten Tomatoes had the opportunity to speak with Shapiro about Thursday s Dad Patrol episode. During our chat, the 20-year-old actress discussed the challenges she faced while wearing prosthetics, the fractured trust issues Dorothy has with her father, and the impact The Candlemaker s arrival will potentially have on the series moving forward. Considering the fact that Doom Patrol is the actress s first-ever television role, her perspective of Dorothy s growth — and the fear that comes with it — adds a welcome sense of clarity and humor to the girl s challenging journey.(Photo by Photography: Emily Assiran; Hair/Makeup: Chelsea Gehr)Aaron Pruner for Rotten Tomatoes: I want to start this off by talking about the possible challenges you faced as a 20-year-old woman playing an 11-year-old girl.Abigail Shapiro: It wasn t actually too much of a challenge because I m very small. And I look pretty young for my age. I ve been playing kids for a very long time. So it wasn t something that was very new to me. Also, when you re that young you don t think of yourself as a little kid, you kind of think you re already grown up. So I tried to put myself in that mindset and let my inner freedom child run free.Dorothy s a little girl but she s also roughly 175-years-old. So there is an element of maturity, but also a yearning to hold on to her childlike wonder. Was that a fun dynamic to play?Shapiro: Yeah, definitely. She s been kept away for so long, so she really hasn t seen much of the world. Her growing up has kind of been put on hold for all of these decades if you think about it. And I don t think she actually started to grow up until the minute they saved her out of the dark. That s the first time in years she actually got a glimpse of the world and something other than Danny and her dad, occasionally.(Photo by Mark Hill/ 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)Since you re covered in makeup, did you find your facial expressions stifled? Because the emotionality of the character really comes across a lot more through the use of her voice. Did you find that to be the case when working to bring Dorothy to life?Shapiro: Yeah, I focused on it a bit more actually. My sister, I was rehearsing with her, my younger sister Milly Shapiro (Hereditary). She helps me with a lot of my work. I was rehearsing with her and she was like, You really need to focus on your voice acting because your face movements are going to be compromised. And I was like, you re right. So it s because of her I really started to focus on that a little bit more.Was it a lengthy application process?Shapiro: The process took about three hours in the beginning, and then we got it down to two hours. And I wear a prosthetic chin, nose, and lips, a little bit of the cheeks, the forehead, then the fake hair and I wear the fake teeth. And actually, the fake teeth were the most difficult part because I had to do the British accent and my diction was already compromised from wearing these giant fake teeth. So that was the biggest challenge with the process.(Photo by DC Universe)You mentioned Danny the Street, earlier. In episode 4, Sex Patrol, Dorothy learns he wasn t just her friend but also the prison that held her captive all these years. Was that the moment she started really listening to this darker voice, The Candlemaker, in her head?Shapiro: I think so, definitely. She s been trapped away for so long and she lived underneath Danny for decades and she s only heard the parties going on. She s never been able to actually go. So actually going to a Danny party and seeing everything makes her realize that she s been trapped for so long and hasn t had the chance to experience the world and everyone who she thought cared about her were not the people who she thought they were. She basically realizes her father doesn t want her to grow up; no one really does. And she has been unable to experience anything. It s the moment she realizes that the world isn t all rainbows and daisies. You have to experience the darker sides of the world, too, in order to grow up. And she s never experienced the darker sides of the world. I think she starts to listen to The Candlemaker because she no longer really trusts everyone around her, completely, as a child would.Still, Danny the Street represented friendship and safety to Dorothy. What do you think The Candlemaker represents to her?Shapiro: The Candlemaker, I think, represents the parts of herself that she doesn t like. Her inner demons. And throughout the season, especially in episode 8, she learns that she needs to actually face her inner demons in order to embrace them and ultimately grow up, because it isn t until your face these inner demons and the parts of yourself that you don t like that you can really take control of your life and build your own path and grow up.(Photo by DC Universe)There s a pivotal scene in this week s episode where Dorothy is in a gas station and experiences her first real puberty moment. It feels like this is a shocking instance where she is being forced to confront herself and her body for the first time, and acknowledge she can t stop herself from maturing into a young woman.Shapiro: Yeah, she gets a period. And she doesn t really know what a period is. It s kind of like her Carrie White moment.That s a great way of putting it.Shapiro: And it s the moment she realizes that she s growing up whether she likes it or not. She can t stop it, it s inevitable. And she can t be who everyone wants her to be. She can only be who she wants to be. But it s that moment of panicking of like, Oh my god, I m no longer the same person. I am no longer a little girl. What s going to happen? Like, what will the future hold? It s that kind of situation that s saying, like, OK, you re growing up! You re grown up now! And it s just slapping her in the face.That said, there is a lovely interaction between her and the woman in the gas station who ultimately helps her. After the constant protection and sheltering Niles has put her through, and the, sort of, lessons of not trusting those in the world, this woman pr
切水果电脑版下载 2. LADY BIRD DIRECTOR GRETA GERWIG TAPPED FOR BARBIE MOVIE(Photo by Jason Smith/Everett Collection)The toy company Mattel has been attempting to get a live action Barbie movie going for a few years now, including an effort at Sony that almost featured first Amy Schumer, and then Anne Hathaway. The Barbie movie eventually moved to Warner Bros. late last year, at which point their Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie also started talks to star in the film. At first, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins had also been in talks to helm Barbie, but this week, Warner Bros. instead hired Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird, Certified Fresh at 99%), who will also adapt the screenplay with Lady Bird co-writer Noah Baumbach. The premise isn t known yet, but it s expected that it will no longer be anything like the story it would have been with Schumer or Hathaway. Warner Bros. had previously scheduled Barbie for May 8, 2020, but this news may mean it will be delayed.3. EMMA STONE AND BRAD PITT MAY CO-STAR IN DAMIEN CHAZELLE S BABYLON(Photo by Jef Hernandez, Gregorio Binuya/Everett Collection)We re now less than two weeks from the release of Quentin Tarantino s ninth film as director, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is his tribute to the Los Angeles of the 1960s. Tarantino is not the only director revisiting the Hollywood of the past, though, as La La Land director Damien Chazelle is preparing for his next film, Babylon, which will be set in the silent era of the 1920s. Emma Stone is now in talks to reunite with Chazelle on Babylon, which might start filming before her starring role in Disney s 101 Dalmatians prequel Cruella (12/23/2020). In a move that would really tie Babylon to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Brad Pitt is also reportedly circling the film. Babylon will reportedly be an R-rated movie in the three hour range with a budget of between million and 0 million, with Lionsgate and Paramount among the studios vying to distribute.4. POP SINGER HARRY STYLES MAY JOIN DISNEY S THE LITTLE MERMAID AS PRINCE ERIC (Photo by Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)In just a few weeks, we ve gone from not knowing when Walt Disney Pictures might ever remake The Little Mermaid to having almost every major role cast (pretty much everyone but King Triton and Sebastian the singing crab). All in the same week, actually, Disney started negotiating with Melissa McCarthy (as the octopus sea witch Ursula), Awkwafina (as Scuttle the seagull), Room star Jacob Tremblay (as Flounder the fish), and Halle Bailey as the title character of Ariel. We can also now report that Disney is in early talks with One Direction pop singer Harry Styles to star as the film s romantic male lead, Prince Eric. The live action remake of The Little Mermaid will be directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Mary Poppins Returns).5. BAZ LUHRMANN FINDS HIS ELVIS(Photo by Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)Following the staggering success of Bohemian Rhapsody and the pretty good numbers for Elton John s Rocketman, the musical biopic has come back in a big way. There are several similar projects now in the works, including biopics for Boy George and Aretha Franklin (with Jennifer Hudson attached), and a Mamma Mia! style jukebox musical featuring the music of Prince. Right up there with The Beatles, one of the biggest stars never to receive a big budget Hollywood biopic is the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, but that s exactly what Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann is getting ready to work on next. In the same week as the Little Mermaid casting news earlier this month, we also learned about the various contenders to play Elvis (including Ansel Elgort, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Miles Teller, and One Direction s Harry Styles, who will apparently co-star in The Little Mermaid instead.) Baz Luhrmann s Elvis will be Austin Butler of MTV s The Shannara Chronicles, with Tom Hanks already attached to co-star as Colonel Tom Parker.6. GIRLS TRIP DIRECTOR TAKING OVER SPACE JAM 2(Photo by Michael Gibson/©Universal Pictures)Until this week, Space Jam 2 was to have marked the big budget studio debut of director Terence Nance, whose first film was the 2013 independent drama An Oversimplification of Her Beauty. Citing differing visions, Warner Bros. and producer and star LeBron James have now hired director Malcolm D. Lee to direct Space Jam 2. Although his most recent film, Night School, received a Rotten Tomatometer score at 27%, Lee s two prior films both received Certified Fresh scores: Barbershop: The Next Cut at 90% and Girls Trip at 91%. We don t yet know which NBA stars will be joining LeBron yet, but Don Cheadle signed on last week. Warner Bros. has scheduled Space Jam 2 for July 16, 2021, which is the week after Indiana Jones 5, and the week before Mission: Impossible 7.7. FIRST TEASER TRAILER REVEALS WHAT THE HUNT IS ABOUT (SPOILER: IT S ABOUT A HUNT) (Photo by Universal Pictures)There was once a time when people often didn t know that a movie even existed, much less what the film was about, before the first trailer came out. These days, however, mainstream cinema is dominated by sequels, remakes, and adaptations of comics and video games, the news of which break months or years ahead of time (for example: this column). In that climate, then, it s rather refreshing when we have a movie like The Hunt (9/27/2019), which was just described as a political thriller until the teaser trailer was released this week. As it turns out, the title was quite literal, as the movie now appears to be nearly a remake of the classic story and film, The Most Dangerous Game, as twelve strangers find themselves being hunted by the uber-wealthy on a private estate.Rotten Idea2. ARCADE CLASSIC SPACE INVADERS GETTING AN ADAPTATION(Photo by Producers Distribution Agency/Courtesy Everett Collection)This year s Pokémon Detective Pikachu made Tomatometer history with the first Fresh rating (at 67%) ever for a mainstream video game movie. While it s great that this long-standing Rotten record was broken, it s only a mere step in the right direction for the genre; video game movies still trend towards Rotten, even though we continue to hope that will change someday. One of the oldest video game franchises is Space Invaders, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year in 2018, Warner Bros. has been developing a Space Invaders movie for several years now. This week, the Space Invaders movie moved forward with the hiring of screenwriter Greg Russo, who is also working on another video game movie, the Mortal Kombat reboot (3/5/2021). Good luck, Greg!1. STRANGER THINGS BILLY REVEALS POWER RANGERS TO BE REBOOTED YET AGAIN (Photo by © Lionsgate)Ostensibly, one of the reasons a movie might cast several young up-and-comers is that if there are ever sequels, the franchise might benefit from getting in early on the careers of promising young stars. For example, just two years after the 2017 Power Rangers reboot, its cast seems to be in a pretty great place, as the Pink Ranger was played by Naomi Scott (Jasmine from Aladdin), and the Red Ranger was played by Dacre Montgomery (Billy from Stranger Things). (And that s without mentioning Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, or Barry star Bill Hader as the voice of Alpha 5.) So, it was a crazy headscratcher this week when Dacre Montgomery revealed that Power Rangers is being rebooted once again, with another completely new cast. Although it is true that the 2017 reboot received a Rotten score at 50%, that was actually a step up from the older films, like the first movie in 1995, which was Rotten at 37%.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.