亚博体彩官网采用百度引擎1（Baidu 3）Irish actor Andrew Scott is arguably most recognizable to U.S. audiences for malevolent characters: classic literary villain Professor Moriarty opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in TV s Sherlock, as cruel psychiatrist Dr. Addison Bennet in Alice Through the Looking Glass, and as duplicitous government agent C in James Bond film Spectre.So seeing Scott turn up as a priest in Amazon series Fleabag understandably may result in immediate suspicion of the character. The series history of revealing unexpected core character flaws might also set viewers expectation levels to yellow ― exercise caution ― when it comes to investing in this new player on Fleabag s scene. Plus: Fleabag. It s original and audacious storytelling, Scott says of the series created and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, a star rapidly ascending with a scene-stealing turn as the voice of robot L3-37 in Solo: A Star Wars Story and as executive producer and creator of award-winning BBC America series Killing Eve. Waller-Bridge was also tapped by Bond himself, Daniel Craig, to inject her distinctive comedic voice into the script of the upcoming film from director Cary Fukunaga.Scott this week also appeared — ranting with a gun — in the first trailer for season 5 of Netflix sci-fi anthology hit Black Mirror. We re eager to find out what delirium awaits us there, but in the meantime, we re savoring his performance in Fleabag season 2, which is reliably unexpected.The season is Certified Fresh at 100% with 43 reviews at publication and is being lauded by critics with lines like: A portrait of grief, fear, and love that s startling, painful, achingly funny, unbearably sexy, pretty much perfect, and somehow better than the first season. It is a marvel. It should not exist. (Allison Shoemaker, RogerEbert.com).We spoke to Scott about these strange, beautiful, tragic, hilarious sketches of humanity and what it was like to inhabit one of them.(Photo by Steve Schofield/Amazon Prime)Debbie Day for Rotten Tomatoes: Throughout the season, as a viewer, I think you keep asking yourself, “Is this love or is this insanity?”Scott: I think both those things can exist at the same time. (Laughs). I think a lot of the time, people s experiences of love are exactly that. I think that question, “Is this love or is this insanity?,” can nearly be applied to everything or relationship, because it is insane to go through that experience — it s insane. That s exactly it. As the Priest says in that sermon (in the series): It s this extraordinary thing, it makes you crazy, and makes you do all these things that you never imagined you would be, both good and bad. I think Phoebe s great talent is to be able to hold two things in exactly the same thing. I love the fact that it s funny and tragic at the same time. I like that the idea of being vulnerable and being powerful exists in the same scene. It s all the things it s very fluid, and I think that s why people have responded to it so much, that s what makes such great television, is that feeling of nuance, because the lack of nuance is the death of great art.(Photo by Steve Schofield/Amazon Prime)After season 1, I think viewers are hoping for some redemption for Fleabag, and at the beginning of the new season, here s this priest and ― whether you believe or not ― you may hope that she finds something to hold on to, but she chooses the same sort of destructive path.Scott: You think it s destructive?I think she makes another bad choice for herself. You want to believe in love, and you want to believe that people will choose love, but when you get involved with someone who s not really available ―Scott: Yeah.(Photo by Steve Schofield/Amazon Prime)How did you approach your character, seeing this dynamic in the scripts? What did you think of him at first when you read it?Scott: We talked about, when we first spoke about this relationship between the two of them, was how do you play love, and what should we expect from our television characters? And there s not one of us who have not made bad choices ― I e
作为一款备受期待的手游，《使命召唤》手游在游戏性方面相当出色，不仅延续了COD电脑版游戏的玩法和精髓，画面表现也是当下顶级水准。在游戏中玩家穿梭于风格各异的场景之中，进行紧张刺激的枪战，游戏内容十分丰富，玩家们都可以找到适合自己的玩法。 (Photo by Marvel Studios)The penultimate episode of Loki offered something we, frankly, did not expect — a successful version of the Alien Death Cloud. It also proved, again, that a gaggle of Lokis could also be called a murder of outcasts and that the bond between the title character and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) might be the rarest thing in the Multiverse.It also featured a ton of Easter Eggs.But beyond that, the central mystery deepens as the stability of the TVA is threatened and our heroes — such as they are — step ever closer to the being behind the curtain. So, let s dive into some of the standout moments and what they could mean as we approach the end of Loki.Spoiler Alert: The following reveals details of the fifth episode of Loki season 1. Stop here if you have not watched “Journey Into Mystery.” Speculation includes information from Marvel comic books and may also be considered spoilers to some.Alioth: The Best Alien Death Cloud(Photo by Marvel Studios)There is a habit in comic book adaptations to take powerful entities with wild character designs and turn them into sentient clouds of smoke and death. The list includes characters like Parallax in the Green Lantern feature film, Galactus in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Dormammu in Doctor Strange. With the exception of Dormammu — and only because his appearance was very brief — converting a character into an Alien Death Cloud generally fails to make the character compelling. When Galactus finally arrives in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he better look more like Jack Kirby s conception of him than an amorphous mass.And yet, Loki managed to make Alioth the most successful Alien Death Cloud brought to screen. It probably helps that the Alioth of Marvel Comics lore is actually an Alien Death Cloud to start with and not a humanoid with thrilling headgear.Created by Mark Gruenwald and Mike Gustovich in 1993, Alioth is said to be the first sentient entity to move beyond time. Naturally enough, it used that ability to conquer various eras and their adjacent multiversal counterparts. In fact, Alioth s expansion across time prevented Kang the Conqueror from stretching his sphere of influence to its fullest potential. A detente existed between them, but it was disrupted following one of Kang s deaths and the actions of a variant Ravonna Renslayer (played in Loki by Gugu Mbatha-Raw). It would take that Ravonna, another Ravonna, a revived Kang, and the Avengers to stop the cloud from spreading across all of time and potentiality.Marvel comics can be wild sometimes.But the character s history only helps to inform its use here. As Sylvie notes, Alioth is not a conqueror, but a guard dog for an entity using the End of All Things to hide their existence. She assumes this is the entity behind the TVA. And perhaps casting Alioth in a support position (and a temporary threat) made it more successful than, say, making an Alien Death Cloud version of Galactus your big bad.That said, Alioth s habit of absorbing all potential energy from pruned timelines sure reminds us of Galactus Easter Eggs in Kid Loki s Kingdom(Photo by Marvel Studios)Despite Alioth s best efforts to keep the Void free of life, things escape its hunger. For one, the Void is apparently the rightful domain of Kid Loki (Tom Veal). His prize for killing Thor, apparently. We ll admit the suggestion of Kid Loki s story sure reminds us of the older Loki in Loki: Agent of Asgard, who presides over a destroyed Midgard while his brother ruled Asgard during an age of piece. Naturally enough, Loki envied the adoration Thor received, but chose to change history instead of just killing the God of Thunder. Curiously, though, murdering Thor and ruling the Void at the end of time is completely counter to the goals of Kid Loki back in the comics. He desperately wanted to change while this one seems happy to rule an empire of ash.His domain is littered with destroyed monuments, famous hoaxes like The Philadelphia Experiment, seeming references to other sci-fi properties — we d swear the derelict ship from Alien is among the wreckage — and direct pulls from Marvel Comics like Frog Thor and the Thanos Copter.The latter first appeared in 1979 s Spidey Super Stories #39, an issue of the out of continuity joint venture between Marvel and the educational television series The Electric Company. In it s pages, Thanos used a yellow helicopter adorned with his name on the tail in a bid to obtain a Cosmic Cube from Hellcat. The image of the Mad Titan using such a mundane conveyance charmed generations of comic book readers — particularly as a couple of pages from the story became meme-worthy in the 21st century. The Thanos Copter has appeared in one in-continuity Marvel Comics story (an issue of Deadpool, of course) and now that we ve seen it on Loki, we re obliged to believe Spidey Super Stories #39 occurred in some pruned timeline.Frog Thor first appeared in 1986, but his image denotes a couple of characters. Loki turned the actual Thor into a frog at one point. And this Thor befriended Simon Walterson (a play on long-time Thor comics writer and artist Walt Simonson), a man cursed to become a frog. Along the way, he came into possession of a small piece of Mjolnir, called Frogjolnir, which gave him the powers of Thor as long as he deemed himself worthy. We re inclined to believe the Frog Thor seen caught in a jar in the episode and Alligator Loki are from the same timeline. But that s mainly because it is amusing to think putting him in such a tight spot is Alligator Loki s final victory over his brother.One last Easter Egg we ll discuss is President Loki. The visual is pulled from Vote Loki, a 2016 miniseries in which Loki (the God of Stories) runs for President of the United States as part of his long-term plans. But considering the his real aim in running which we won t spoil because the series is worth reading the visual of President Loki is the only substantial callback to the story. Instead, President Loki seems to serve a distinctly different purpose here: to prove Lokis are generally not to be trusted.Indeed, his arrival in Kid Loki s bunker precipitates a series of betrayals among the Lokis and an all out battle our Loki (Tom Hiddleston) only escapes when Classic Loki (Richard E. Grant) conjures an escape portal and copies of their likenesses to fight the others. But as Kid Loki points out, there is something different about our Loki. And that difference, particularly in light of the Loki war, may make all the difference in the Multiverse.Is Cooperation the Real Nexus Event?(Photo by Marvel Studios)Sure, Loki keeps leaning toward a romance between our Loki and Sylvie as a Nexus Event so powerful, it nearly ruptured the Sacred Timeline. But as we d still love to see Loki as an aromantic character going forward, we re going to suggest something else occurred during their moment on Lamentis: they shared something genuine and proved Lokis can change.Although the mystery of TVA is the show s plot, it creates a canvass to explore a theme of free will. As Classic Loki points out, the Sacred Timeline only wants Loki to serve one purpose. Throughout the series, we ve seen Mobius (Owen Wilson), Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku), and Ravonna Renslayer discount both Loki and Sylvie s abilities to be anything but a villain. And yet, altering this fate seems to be a core desire of all the sympathetic Lokis we ve seen. Classic Loki even turned out to be the most successful at this by conjuring an illusion of himself so convincing, both Thanos and the TVA assumed him dead until he tried to visit Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in some distant future.Which makes you wonder about the Loki who died in Avengers: Infinity War (Photo by Marvel Studios )Despite this professed want to change, Kid Loki, Classic Loki, and Boastful Loki (Deobia Oparei) were also content to wait in the bunker and muse on the difficulty of being different. Well, Boastful Loki s contentment lasted as long as it took for President Loki to storm the gates. Nevertheless, the arrival of our Loki and Sylvie upended everything and even gave Classic Loki the moment of change he longed for. Together, they inspired something altogether new: cooperation among Lokis.And it took that level of cooperation to stop Alioth, open the curtain to a haunted mansion and, presumably, the real power behind the TVA. So whether or not it begins with a romantic entanglement, the level of trust between Loki and Sylvie is unprecedented and, we think, powerful enough on its own to be the Nexus Event.At the same time, if you want it to be romantic, their quiet moment this week is easily read that way.Will The Real Power Behind The TVA Please Step Forward?(Photo by Marvel Studios)So who is so powerful that it takes two Lokis (potentially) falling in love with each other to counter its might? Over the weeks, the suspect list has varied from obscure Marvel Comics cosmic entities to characters we know are soon to debut in the MCU. So let s take one last look the potential beings behind the curtain and the likelihood they will be unmasked as the real conspirator.He Who Remains — Creator of the Time-Keepers in Marvel Comics lore and the last director of the TVA in a previous reality. We mentioned him last week, but we neglected one key detail: in the comics, the TVA is predominantly staffed by clones of Mobius M. Mobius. It suggests to us He Who Remains is a version of Mobius or all the TVA clones are sourced from He Who Remains. Unmasking the Mobius who Loki has befriended over the course of the series as He Who Remains (and the power behind the TVA) would lean into the series s examination of trust. And it s pretty much the only scenario in which we would expect He Who Remains to become part of the story.Ravonna Renslayer — Despite it being clear that Judge Renslayer is in the dark about the TVA s true nature and purpose, it is possible another variant of her, or even the real Ravonna Renslayer, set the TVA in motion. In fact, Alioth s appearance makes a version of Ravonna a more likely candidate as a variant Ravonna released him in his debut story. But what would be her motivation? This one feels like even odds.They Who Sit Above in Shadow — The alleged creators of the Asgardians and eaters of Ragnarok events. Since the series is centered on Loki and his ambition to change, They Who Sit Above in Shadow would have a keen interest in keeping Loki set on his glorious purpose. His actions precipitate Ragnarok after all. They are extremely unlikely to be revealed, however, as there has been n
作为一名英雄联盟老玩家，小编现在已经进入了养老状态，最喜欢的模式就是大乱斗，节奏快、时间短，可以说是放松心情的利器。自从英雄联盟手游测试版上线之后，小编一直很期待手游版本的大乱斗，就在最近终于是盼星星盼月亮盼来了大乱斗。亚博体彩官网(Photo by © Fox Searchlight Pictures)If you thought your office’s politics were petty, just be glad you weren’t part of the English royal court at the turn of the 17th Century. Personality struggles were a major and – in good news for filmmakers – extremely dramatic part of court intrigue, as seen in the new critically acclaimed comedy-drama, The Favourite. The film, from The Lobster’s Yorgos Lanthimos, depicts a three-way power struggle between England’s Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) and her two power-hungry frenemies, Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) and Abigail Masham, nee Hill (Emma Stone). As with most things involving the British crown, the backstory behind this tale is complicated, slightly absurd, and incredibly juicy. Here are the five historical events that led up to the events of The Favourite.Queen Anne becomes an unlikely (and not especially good) queen.(Photo by © Fox Searchlight Pictures)Queen Anne, played by Colman in a turn that s already won her a Golden Globe nomination and is generating Oscar heat, began her rule in 1702 thanks to a somewhat odd line of succession. A former monarch, her uncle King Charles II, died without an heir, which meant that Anne’s father, James II, took the throne in 1685. However, he fled England during the Glorious Revolution three years later, and the crown fell to Anne’s older sister, Mary, who ruled alongside her husband William of Orange. Mary ruled until her death in 1694, and William’s reign continued until his death in 1702. After all that, it was time for Anne to take the crown.Thing is, Anne was not especially good at being a queen. Especially, and tragically, when it came to the job of providing an heir. Though she had 17 children with her husband George, only one survived past infancy, and that boy died at age 11. That meant that there was another succession headache looming, and Anne, who had a nasty case of gout throughout her rule, wasn’t especially shrewd when it came to ruling in the meantime. As control of the country began to shift away towards politics, and away from the monarchy, with the Whig and Tory parties vying for control, Anne was just kind of… there. Sarah Churchill becomes Anne’s friend, confidant, and bully.(Photo by © Fox Searchlight Pictures)In 1671, when the future Queen Anne was just six years old, she met a girl named Sarah Jennings and took a liking to her. Dynamic, confident, and older than Anne, Sarah was wise enough to know she should take advantage of this potentially beneficial friendship. Sarah, who would change her last name Churchill upon marrying John Churchill, the First Duke of Marlborough, wielded immense power in the court, as it became widely known that she was the person to approach if you wanted the Queen to do something.Though Sarah and Anne were very close (a romance between the two has never been confirmed), it wasn’t always a kind relationship. Historians recount that Sarah berated Anne, driving her to tears and bossing the monarch around on several occasions. But, as Anne’s old “friend,” official head of the private royal treasury and bookkeeping, and courtly favorite, Sarah had that kind of power. Or at least, she did.Abigail Hill joins the court and rises in the ranks.(Photo by © Fox Searchlight Pictures)The bulk of The Favourite follows the power struggle between Churchill and a new contender for the throne (or at least, the throne’s confidence). Abigail Hill, played by Stone in the film, was Sarah’s cousin, but her branch of the family had fallen on hard times. Sarah brought Abigail, who had been working as a servant, into her personal employ before getting her a gig as a lady of bedchamber for Anne, a decision Sarah would soon come to regret. Though generally thought to have not been as mercenary as Sarah, Abigail was shrewd, and when Anne started to rely on Abigail for the emotional support Sarah never really gave her, the newcomer was happy to oblige. Queen Anne knew all about Abigail’s marriage to a courtier named Samuel Masham, while Sarah was on the outs and increasingly irritated by Abigail’s rising standing within the court. We won t say who ultimately won the Queen s favor, or how – you will need to see the film for that particularly delicious chapter of the story.(Worth noting, while we’re on the subject, that there’s no concrete evidence that Anne and Sarah or Abigail were lovers in real life).The Whigs and the Tories also have a go at it.(Photo by © Fox Searchlight Pictures)The relationship between Anne, Sarah, and Abigail is the titillating part of the story, but the Queen’s rule was marked by political conflict as well (which is actually quite titillatingly laid out in the film). The Favourite plays more fast and loose with the political aspect of the story than it does with the three women’s relationships, as it would have it, but the gist is that both parties were becoming more powerful in the wake of the Glorious Revolution that overthrew Anne’s father. The queen largely identified with the Tories, since they were more royalist; Sarah, meanwhile, wanted to push Anne into supporting the Whigs, who were more capitalistic puritans. This was the period when England’s two-party system really clicked into place, and it did so as Sarah, Anne, and Abigail were subtly wrestling for influence.Winston Churchill is involved (sort of!)(Photo by © Fox Searchlight Pictures)Winston Churchill is not in The Favourite, since the World War II leader wouldn’t be born until more than a century and a half after Anne’s reign ended. However, he was a descendant of Sarah Churchill s. Sarah would die at the ripe old age of 84, outliving both the queen and her younger rival Abigail. She wrote a book, An Account of the Conduct of the Dowager Duchess of Marlborough, from her First Coming to Court to the Year 1710, that did not portray Anne in a favorable light. Her characterization of Anne as a feeble and weak leader endured, and it wasn’t until much later that historians reevaluated Anne and her reign. But, history, as the old saying goes, is written by the winners. Or at least the longest-livers. Even now, centuries later, The Favourite is still indebted to Sarah’s accounting of the events, even if the Duchess of Marlborough probably would’ve had some objection to the film’s depiction of her.The Favourite is in theaters now
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4.37.4 3月喜迎Marvel Studios has been courting Jake Gyllenhaal to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe for years. But it wasn t until the role of Quentin Beck/Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home came to him that the acclaimed actor decided to suit up. It s a good thing he said yes, too: fans are already hailing Mysterio – and consider this a major spoiler warning if you have not seen the film – one of the best MCU villains yet.What was it about the fan-favorite villain that got Gyllenhaal to finally say yes? And how did he prepare for a role that would marry his quirky Gyllenhaal-ness with the fiendish supervillainy of the MCU? In this exclusive, extended interview, Gyllenhaal details everything that attracted him to the role of Beck, as well as his approach to the character and his motivations. Plus, the actor breaks down what it s like to be in an MCU action scene, how he dealt with Mysterio s costume, forging a relationship with Peter Parker, and gets deep on the movie s biggest twists and surprises.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
Best-Reviewed Comic Book Graphic Novel Movies 2020It s a woman s world in the realm when it comes to making the leap from page to screen, starting with Margot Robbie getting her chance to take the spotlight as Harley Quinn in the wild Cathy Yan-directed romp Birds of Prey. Charlize Theron showed she s nowhere near done kicking ass with The Old Guard, as a hellbent immortal out for revenge under the direction of Gina Prince-Bythewood. And Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot re-teamed for Wonder Woman 1984. Chris Hemsworth, always happy to play a supporting role for the ladies like he did in 2016 s Ghostbusters, follows behind with his stunt-rockin Extraction.The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of February 28, 2021. Scores might change over time.« Previous Category Next Category »
(Photo by ©Marvel Studios)The numbers look good for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which pulled in a record-breaking million across the four-day weekend. They look even better for theaters and the industry. The only people probably looking at the numbers with some grief are the folks at Paramount, which recently pushed both Jackass Forever and Top Gun: Maverick off this year’s schedule into 2022. That could still turn out to be a good idea and ultimately be looked back upon as just a slight delay for some bigger grosses, assuming the pandemic numbers head in the right direction again. But as the box office numbers have been showing for the past month now, people are still going to the movies – especially when there are no streaming options. But even more important for the industry is the extrapolation of these numbers, which are starting to feel more like pre-2020 instead of 2021. And not to bury the lede, but the box office just had its biggest Labor Day weekend ever. Not bad.King of the Crop: Shang-Chi Breaks Multiple Records, But Can It Be the first 2021 Movie to Hit 0 Million?Only four other times in history has the four-day Labor Day holiday grossed over 0 million, led by the likes of Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Possession (two of those movies did not even debut in that weekend). The films in this Labor Day weekend s top 10 grossed over 1 million, besting the 4 million over the 2007 holiday which was led by Zombie s Halloween.Last week when we measured the success of Candyman, it was the Thursday-preview numbers that served as our guide. This week, we note that Shang-Chi had the second-best preview numbers during the pandemic, with .8 million. That is more than F9’s .1 million and less than Black Widow’s .2 million, which we should remember was made before the film hit Premier Access on Disney+ on Friday. Shang-Chi had no Premier Access on Friday, nor Saturday, Sunday, Monday, nor going forward.The seven past live-action PG-13 films which have grossed between .3 million and .3 million in Thursday previews include 2014’s Godzilla, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. They averaged a three-day opening weekend of .5 million, with the second Fantastic Beasts film posting the weakest eventual three-day haul with .1 million. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings posted an estimate of .5 million over just the three days. That may be slightly below the average of those other films, which all had more recognizable name brands than Shang-Chi, but it is also the biggest Labor Day opening ever, the second-best opening of the pandemic, and the third-best September weekend ever behind both of the It films.(Photo by ©Marvel Studios)Those are also the only films to ever open in September and gross over 0 million. That is a number the box office has yet to crack since Bad Boys for Life did it before shutdown in 2020. Black Widow opened to million and could not do it – but it was also available for a price at home. F9 opened to million and came up shy of 5 million, despite being a theatrical exclusive. Only five films have ever grossed million or more in their first five days and failed to gross 0 million: Fifty Shades of Grey, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Simpsons Movie, and The Day After Tomorrow are four of them; the fifth is this summer’s Black Widow (i.e. pandemic + home availability = some will avoid the risk).Shang-Chi has very little competition over the next few weeks before Venom: Let There Be Carnage releases in its new just-announced date – Sony was clearly encouraged by this weekend s numbers – and No Time To Die comes out. Add Monday’s holiday to the total and Shang-Chi is estimated to have a gross around million over the four days, very much in line with the pre-pandemic average based on its Thursday numbers. What a difference a day makes! If we can begin to measure some metrics by films just being a day or so off their pre-2019 theatrical exclusive wavelengths, we may be making some progress. Especially if we can all just stay safe out there.The Top Ten And Beyond: Candyman Holds Strong As Free Guy Sets Sights on Passing Jungle Cruise(Photo by 20th Century Studios)Shang-Chi could not deliver the best Labor Day weekend ever all by itself. The continuing success of Free Guy can not be overlooked as it made another .9 million over the weekend and .4 million total over the holiday, bringing its total to .5 million in 25 days. That is over half a million more than what Jungle Cruise had in 26 days (.97 million). Cruise, which has been available on Disney+’s Premier Access, still has a strong presence in the top 5 in its sixth weekend of release and has driven its theatrical total to 6.7 million. Free Guy, without any streaming options until the end of the month, is now likely to surpass Jungle’s numbers and possibly get as high as 0 million. Free Guy’s three-day weekend also ranks 16th all-time amongst fourth weekends for August releases – higher than Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Straight Outta Compton, Rush Hour 3, and Lee Daniels The Butler. It has made 9 million worldwide to date. Jungle Cruise is at 9 million.Candyman contributed even more money to the pot this weekend, making .4 million for a 53% drop from last weekend – better than The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’s 57% fall from a .1 million start and Old’s 59.3% fall from .8 million. With an increase to .3 million through the holiday, Candyman’s .7 million in 11 days is less than a million behind the pace of HBO Max’s The Suicide Squad, which made .6 million in 10 days. Remember that James Gunn’s day-and-date streaming film fell 71.5% down to .4 million in its second weekend. Candyman is now poised to surpass that film’s total and settle in with around million- million.Paw Patrol: The Movie, which Paramount sacrificed into theaters so Clifford the Big Red Dog could live on someday, grossed .1 million this weekend and an estimated .3 million over the holiday. No family film released in the second half of August has ever grossed million, let alone one streaming at the same time. Paw Patrol finds itself with .5 million after 17 days, which is better than The Angry Birds Movie 2 was doing in the same period in 2019 with a .94 million third weekend and .79 million. It went on to gross .66 million. Expect Paw Patrol to end up in that vicinity – lower than most family films gone hybrid this year, but potentially still higher than Sony’s Peter Rabbit 2, which was exclusive to theaters.On The Vine: James Wan s Original Horror Film, Malignant, a Venice Favorite, and MoreJames Wan’s Malignant may be the closest thing to challenge Shang-Chi’s number 1 slot (but that is still further away than Jim Carrey’s shot at Lauren Holly in Dumb and Dumber). The horror film will also be streaming on HBO Max starting Friday. In more exclusive news, STXFilms is putting the Kristen Bell and Kirby Howell-Baptiste crime comedy, Queenpins, into select Cinemark theaters, just their second during the pandemic after this February’s The Mauritanian. Then Focus will be releasing Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter, which debuted to great critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival this past week. It currently stands at 97% on the Tomatometer.Full List of Box Office Results: September 3-6, 2021
While 2019 will be stuffed with a diverse array of content from Stargirl to The Boys, the future of comic books on television looks to be an even wider field of genres and characters. Let’s take a look at some of these live-action projects and their current status.UPDATE 2/4/19: FX has officially ordered a series based on the comic Y: The Last Man that is set to debut in 2020. Titled simply Y, the series stars Diane Lane, Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland, and Amber Tamblyn, and was co-created and written by Michael Green and Aïda Mashaka Croal. According to FX, Y takes place in a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every male save for one lone human. The new world order of women will explore gender, race, class and survival. Keep reading to find out more about this title and others.Jupiter’s LegacyPremise: While a generation of superheroes who came to prominence in the 1930s embrace their twilight years, their children find taking up their legacies far more difficult than they ever imagined. Based on the comic book by Millar and Frank Quitely.Status: One of the two Millarworld television shows Netflix announced in July 2018. Steven S. DeKnight, who produced the first season of Daredevil, will adapt the comic book into an eight-episode series. In February of 2019, the streaming service announced the primary cast, which includes Josh Duhamel as The Utopian — aka Sheldon Sampson — the leader of a superhero team known as The Union who finds himself disconnected from his family and, increasingly, the modern world. Leslie Bibb will play his wife Grace. She is one of the most powerful people on the planet, but regulates that power while trying her best to balance Sheldon’s ideals with the difficult modern world. Ben Daniels will play Sheldon s brother Walter— aka Brain-Wave — a smart man, as his superhero name suggests, who is willing to use the sort of violence Sheldon avoids. Other cast members include Elena Kampouris as Sheldon and Grace’s rebellious daughter Chloe, Andrew Horton as their son Brandon, who is trying his best to become the next Utopian, Mike Wade as Fitz Small, a former hero who keeps The Union running, and Matt Lanter as George Hutchence, The Utopian’s former friend and principle antagonist who goes by the name Skyfox.American Jesus(Photo by Image Comics)Premise: When a 12-year-old boy discovers he is the Second Coming of Christ, he is forced to grow up very quickly and deal with the fate of the world. Y’know, the typical pre-teen problems. Based on Millar’s ongoing comic book with artist Peter Gross.Status: The second of the Millarworld shows for Netflix. Luke Cage veteran Everardo Gout and brother Leopoldo Gout will executive produce the six-episode series.Katy Keene(Photo by Archie Comics)Premise: Based on Archie Comics characters, the potential series will follow Katy Keene (who has yet to appear on Riverdale) and three others as they pursue big, exciting lives in New York City. While Riverdale only gets to be a musical once a year, this spin-off will be a musical dramedy.Status: The CW ordered a pilot written by Riverdale mastermind Roberto Aguirre-Sacassa and Michael Grassi.Secret Six(Photo by DC Comics)Premise: Based on the popular early-2000s DC title by Gail Simone and Dale Eaglesham (for the most part) and an earlier DC Comics concept, Secret Six centers on six criminals forced to work together under the direction of the mysterious Mockingbird. Though their personalities initially chafe, they become a lovable ersatz family.Status: Announced in October, CBS plans to develop the series with Rick Muirragui set to write and executive produce.(Photo by Macall Polay/FX)Premise: Following a devastating event, Yorick and his pet monkey Ampersand are the last mammals on Earth with the Y chromosome. Alongside a former government agent and a geneticist, they set out on a journey across the partially collapsed United States to secure the future of the species. Based on the DC/Vertigo series Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra.Status: FX announced on Feb. 4 that it ordered the project, called simply Y, to series. It stars Diane Lane and Barry Keoghan as Yorick. Other stars include Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland, and Amber Tamblyn. Described as a “a cracked mirror to look at our own very cracked world,” it will debut in 2020.American Flagg!(Photo by First Comics)Premise: Taking its cues from the Howard Chaykin comic book, the series will follow Reuben Flagg, a former TV star turned policeman who witnesses widespread corruption in mall the size of Chicago run by an exiled US government and various corporate sponsors. Believe it or not, it is meant to be a satire.Status: The television distribution arm of EuropaCorp s (producers of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) obtained the rights to Flagg! in 2017, but little has changed since then except the production company s own financial woes. In December, it announced 1 million loss and 42 percent drop in revenue and a renewed focus on core business in feature films. The company also sold its French TV division, so Flagg! s fate may not be good.Locke Key(Photo by IDW Publishing)Premise: Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez’s great comic book centers on the family of a slain San Francisco man who move to his ancestral home in Massachusetts. There, his youngest son discovers the house confers special abilities to the residents by unlocking certain rooms with specially designed keys. But a demon hiding in the nearby well wants those powers for itself.Status: After two pilots — one for Fox in 2011 and one for Hulu last year — the series is finally coming to fruition in a 10-episode Netflix series. While Jackson Robert Scott returns as younger son Bode, many of the actors from the earlier pilots have been replaced. Carlton Cuse, who executive produced the Hulu pilot, will remain as showrunner with Haunting of Hill House s Meredith Averill joining him for the Netflix version.Astro City(Photo by Image Comics)Premise: Based on Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Alex Ross’ expansive series of comic book stories, the series will center on the lives of ordinary people and the super-powered individuals flying above them. All of them will face Earth-shattering calamities and human-sized versions of great comic book upheavals. They also have to figure out to make a living in this crazy men-in-tights world.Status: FremantleMedia North America, the company that produces American Gods, acquired the rights in March of last year. Busiek is set to write the pilot with Rick Alexander, while Gregory Noveck is executive producer.Dylan Dog(Photo by Sergio Bonelli Editore)Premise: Don’t let his resemblance to Rupert Everett fool you, Dylan Dog is not a film star, but a fantastic paranormal detective. Granted, he gets personally involved with his clients and the paranormal often gets the best of him, but the important thing is that he means well. Also, his best friend may or may not be Groucho Marx. Based on comics by Tiziano Sclavi and a number of other writers and artists.Status: In August of last year, Dylan Dog publisher Sergio Bonelli Editore announced plans to form its own entertainment arm and develop an English-language Dylan Dog television show. The 10-episode series is expected to also launch a number of other Bonelli characters into television — provided the company ever finds production partners and an outlet willing to air or stream the show.Survivors Club(Photo by Vertigo/DC Comics)Premise: Many years after a demon possessed twins Jason and Jennifer and killed their mother, the siblings join a support group for the ex-possessed. But then a new evil arises, forcing the group to become a demon-hunting team. Based on the DC/Vertigo series by Lauren Beukes, Dale Halverson, and Ryan Kelly.Status: Because apparently six series based on DC Comics properties isn t enough, The CW announced plans to develop Survivors Club back in November with Sweet/Vicious’s Jared Frieder writing the pilot.MIND MGMT(Photo by Dark Horse Comics)Premise: Based on Matt Kindt’s comic book, true crime writer Meru’s attempts to understand a mysterious plane flight leads to a world of powers and secret organizations. She’s joined on her journey by Henry Lyme, a rogue agent looking to destroy his former employers.Status: Universal Cable Productions optioned the television rights in 2017, acquiring other Dark Horse Comics titles like Jennie Wood’s Flutter at the same time. The production company and Dark Horse s partnership also includes titles like Harrow County and Concrete. With their first collaboration, The Umbrella Academy, about to debut on Netflix, it is possible any of those titles could prove to be a worthy follow-up.LazarusPremise: The Greg Rucka and Michael Lark comic book takes place in a near future controlled by 16 rival families attempting to gain more power, territory, and resources. To combat various threats to their status quo, each family has a chosen defender known as a Lazarus. One such Lazarus is Forever Carlyle, protector of the family in control of much of the world’s food supply, who is starting to doubt her place in the world.Status: Amazon picked up the rights during a spending spree in 2017 that included options on the science fiction novels Ringworld and Snow Crash. Rucka was said to be writing the script, but considering Amazon’s commitment to a massive The Lord of the Rings TV universe, it is unclear if there is still money for these sci-fi ideas.Quantum and Woody(Photo by Valiant Entertainment)Premise: Brothers Eric and Woody Henderson have fantastic superpowers, but they must “klang” their power bands together once a day or the energies they contain will kill them. Eric is a traditional buttoned-down hero while, Woody is something of a slacker. Also, there’s a goat. Based on the Valiant comic book created by Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright.Status: Back in 2017, Joel McHale was said to be in talks to play Woody, but this never came to fruition and McHale found himself a hero role on the upcoming DC Universe series Stargirl. Quantum and Woody appeared to slink back into development hell without securing lead actors.Sex Criminals(Photo by Image Comics)Premise: When Suzie and Jon discover they can both stop time when they orgasm, they decide to rob a bank. It only gets weirder from there. Based on the comic book by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky.Status: Fraction and wife Kelly Sue DeConnick signed an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions in 2015 through their production company, Milkfed Criminal Masterminds. The option to develop Sex Criminals into a TV show was part of the deal, but there has been no movement since.DreadstarPremise: Jim Starlin’s sci-fi/fantasy epic follows Dreadstar, last survivor of the Milky Way galaxy, as he attempts to end an eons-old conflict between the Church of Instrumentality and an ancient monarchy. But whichever group wins, the kind-hearted people of the cosmos will lose.Status: Universal Cable Productions optioned Dreadstar in 2015.The Wicked + The Divine(Photo by Image Comics)Premise: Every 90 years, the gods return. For two years, they live and are worshipped. Then they die. This time around, they look and act like pop stars. But their cycle of death and rebirth may be coming to an end. Based on the comic book by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie.Status: Like Sex Criminals, rights to “WicDiv” were scooped up in a deal with Universal Cable Productions and Milkfed Criminal Masterminds. But like most of the comic books UCP optioned in the last few years, there has been no news since. Considering it took four years for UCP to get Umbrella Academy to series, there is hope yet.
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The coffee cup that stole Game of Thrones spotlight on Sunday night might have dominated the conversation on Twitter, but it looks like most of the first critics to review The Last of the Starks either missed the cup s cameo or were too enthralled with that dramatic dinner scene to care.In a statement released later, the network said: “In response to inquiries from those who saw a craft services coffee cup in Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones, HBO states, The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea. ”News from Winterfell.The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. #Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea. pic.twitter.com/ypowxGgQRl Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) May 6, 2019(Photo by HBO)Update: By Tuesday, the cup was scrubbed from the scene in the streaming version.Despite the cup s explosion on the Twitter-verse, with the controversy trending under Starbucks cup (though HBO indicates the cup was a craft services item), critics weren t distracted by the contemporary set piece in last night s episode. Instead, some critics were captivated for positive reasons, but many others — not so much.The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones 89% is not faring as well as its predecessors. Granted, the season just passed its halfway mark, but it s still scoring about 10% lower than any season before. After Sunday s The Last of the Starks, season 8 is hanging in the 80th percentile — every other season is at 91% or higher on the Tomatometer. Still, season 8 is well on its way to being Certified Fresh. (The final two episodes would have to have dancing Starbucks cups to fully derail the season.)Last week, The Long Night drew criticism for its darkness, the lack of consequential deaths, and that the battle literally lasted only one night. At 74%, it became the second-lowest ranking Game of Thrones episode ever. But now, it appears that title will be taken by episode 4 — and that now-infamous Starbucks cup.(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI; HBO)This week s The Last of the Starks is even lower on the Tomatometer, currently at 63% with 63 reviews so far (updated at 2:45 p.m. PT on May 6). And that s despite a cameo by the series showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff (pictured above at a 2018 event and in costume in the episode) in the feasting scene. The only episode ranked lower than these two most recent installments is season 6 s Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken and it s Rotten.Read on to find out what critics had to say about season 8 Episode 4: "The Last of the Starks" 58%.First Impressions (Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO)Odd oversight of letting in a Starbucks cup cameo — Dominic Patten, DeadlineWell, at least no one will complain about the darkness in this latest Game of Thrones episode. — Verne Gay, NewsdayLast week was an emotional rollercoaster and tonight took us off the track! — Jamie Broadnax, Black Girl NerdsMaybe we don t have a hero on this show anymore, at least not in the game for the Iron Throne. — Dave Gonzales, ThrillistRead more: Sex, Death and Relationship Drama Feature in Game of Thrones The Last of the Starks Top Moments A Little Out of Character?(Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO)Not every character- or plot-based story decision feels earned, but at least the rapid momentum toward the series’ end has kept the eyes of Game of Thrones somewhat on the present, however volatile and fatal it may be. — Steve Greene, indieWireCharacter-driven errors were committed and the war for the Iron Throne ignited in a highly emotional and often devastating episode — have there ever been so many tears and kisses and hugs on this show? — James Hibberd, Entertainment WeeklyThe Jon/Dany conflict cuts to the heart of Game of Thrones‘ biggest problems in its final few seasons – in its zeal to set up these foregone conclusions, they’ve had to roll back significant character development to do so. — Clint Worthington, The SpoolCritics Predict It ll All Come Down to Dany, Cersei, and Sansa(Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO)We’re only a week past the deadly Battle of Winterfell, and Daenerys has already reached the sixth stage of grief: world domination. — Kimberly Roots, TV LineThis is an interesting episode because Daenerys is so bad in so many ways throughout, and yet she s also clearly not as vile as Cersei. — Erik Kain, ForbesHolding within herself the power for acts of desperation, grasping need, human connection, and inhuman cruelty, Cersei represents the show at its most painfully complicated. She’s back in full force for the show’s last two episodes — just in time. — Daniel D Addario, VarietyIt’s obvious now from the conversation among the characters and the closeups of Clarke, Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, and Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, that the battle for the Iron Throne will come down to these three women. — Robert Rorke, New York PostWho Do Critics Want to See Win the Iron Throne?(Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO)For the first time, I know who I’d like to see on the Iron Throne at the end: Sansa. I think she’d be a great Queen. I want to see Tyrion at one of her sides and Arya at the other. Maybe it’s time to place my bets? — Leona Laurie, Geek Girl AuthorityI’m afraid Jon Snow — sorry, Aegon Targaryen — is going to somehow stumble his way onto the Iron Throne. Yes, I do mean accidentally bumbling his way onto it, like he bumbles absolutely everything else, and everyone will just yell, “King in the south!” If that happens, I’m going to riot. — Tasha Robinson, The VergeRead more: All Game of Thrones Episodes, Ranked by TomatometerFinal Verdict? Complaints Outnumber Raves(Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO)As has been the pattern for two seasons now, the episode was filled with lapses in logic that were too irritating to ignore, plus a plague of idiocy on the part of most of its supposed heroes. — Kelly Lawler, USA TodayIt was a bad week for the Dragon Queen, the latest in a fairly regular string of tragedy and indignity that began roughly when she started hanging out with Jon and doesn’t suggest much in the way of a happy ending. — Jeremy Egner, New York TimesAs impressive as last week s spectacle was, none of it felt as engaging as this week s smaller moments of politicking and intrigue of Tyrion and Varys contemplating treason. — Stephen Kelly, BBC.comI suspect that when we all look back on the final season of “Game of Thrones” with the benefit of some hindsight (and when some of us are not in the position of speed-writing recaps late on a Sunday night), the pacing of these final six episodes is going to seem at least a little off But in the moment, I was delighted to see all of these characters loose and wonderfully, vitally alive. — Alyssa Rosenberg, Washington PostGame of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.