从去年开始英雄联盟手游就在全球各个地区陆续上线，这急坏了国内玩家。直至年初的版号过审以及上个月国服测试的开启，大家这才放平心态。 The Mandalorian comes roaring back with the first episode of season 2. Chapter 9: The Marshal serves up loving shots of The Child ( Baby Yoda ), a monster of a challenge for Din Djarin/The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal), an engaging new character played by Hollywood s favorite lawman and gunslinger Timothy Olyphant, and plenty of shoot- em-up action.Here’s what critics are saying about episode 1 of The Mandalorian season 2:Is The Child Still Adorable?(Photo by Lucasfilm/Disney+)“Even with Mando kicking serious ass for most of the episode, the best part of the premiere was, naturally, Baby Yoda.” Amanda Mullen, Culturess“This episode of The Mandalorian is pretty much Jaws. It s Jaws plus Baby Yoda reaction shots. What more could you want?” Ben Allen, GQ Magazine [UK]“This week s adventure is as simple as they come, and, as expected, Baby Yoda s as cute as ever.” Jack Shepherd, SFX Magazine“The Mandalorian has returned to save 2020 with a stellar opening episode helmed by Jon Favreau, a wonderful performance from an unexpected co-star, and plenty of Baby Yoda cuteness.” Josh Wilding, ComicBookMovie.com How Does The Marshal Hold Up Next to the High Bar Set by Season 1?(Photo by Lucasfilm/Disney+)“Hopefully, Favreau and Co. continue to experiment and open up this universe. The Marshal celebrates what you love about Star Wars and makes you love it more. It provides more understanding of what we ve seen and who we thought we knew.” Preston Barta, Fresh Fiction“[The Mandalorian] proves with one of its best episodes yet that it still has a lot of flair, inspiration, and jetpack fuel to go around.” Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com“It s such a simple premise and it s been done more times than we can count, but in this age of convoluted storytelling and It s really a 10-hour movie seasons of television, it feels fresh and, in its own way, kind of revolutionary.” Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez, Tom Lorenzo“ The Marshal doesn t feel long. There are probably some spots that could have been tightened up, but on the whole it was very much of a piece with how the show worked so well a year ago.” Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone“The first episode, Chapter 9: The Marshal, was full of highlights, marking a strong start to the show s sophomore run.” Amanda Mullen, Culturess“You can relax The Mandalorian Season 2 isn t about to skimp on the action, and it s of the same quality as it was in the previous outing.” Jonathon Wilson, Ready Steady CutHow Are the New Characters?(Photo by Lucasfilm/Disney+)“We don t need gimmicky cameos by movie characters to tie in with the saga as a whole, and The Marshal offers something arguably much richer.” Richard Trenholm, CNET“As the episode’s title, ‘The Marshal’, might suggest, a marshal with whom to contend, played winningly by Timothy Olyphant, who has form in the lawman department. Throwing Mando in with someone as laconic and charming as Olyphant even brings something out of the taciturn hero. At one point he comes dangerously close to making what could be considered to be, after much scrutiny, a joke.” Chris Hewitt, Empire Magazine“[Olyphant] does a terrific job alongside Pedro Pascal s formidable bounty hunter and is someone we definitely hope to see more of in this series (or others). The actor in question is one of the most talented working in Hollywood today, though not someone we see anywhere near as often as we should on screen. With The Mandalorian, however, they re bound to now have a whole new legion of fans. ” Josh Wilding, ComicBookMovie.comGood Easter Eggs? (Photo by Lucasfilm/Disney+)“Despite my love of all the fun Easter Eggs, we should hope that The Mandalorian doesn t get too overwhelmed by bringing in wider Star Wars lore and forget what makes it work so well the simple story of a gruff mercenary and a super-powered alien muppet.” Huw Fullerton, Radio Times“Even with so many nods to Star Wars past, The Mandalorian’s not overstuffed.” Jack Shepherd, SFX Magazine
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(Photo by Brooke Palmer/CBS)Hannibal Lecter got a serialized story on NBC s Hannibal, so it s only polite to allow his favorite FBI Academy graduate, Clarice Starling, some extra screen time as well.The Clarice cast and creators give us a preview from the network s winter Television Critics Association press tour on January 27. Plus, and news on other upcoming CBS shows The Equalizer and Tough As Nails.TOP STORYAgt. Starling Definitely Has Some Issues To Work Through in ClariceThe new drama Clarice does not have the rights to mention He Who Enjoys His Meals with Fava Beans and a Nice Chianti, but that might be for the best, co-creator and executive producer Jenny Lumet argued during the show s press panel. Those characters were brought to life by extraordinarily talented artists, she said, referencing the film and TV portrayals of author Thomas Harris psychopathic killer. But, she added, Clarice has a depth and a mystery that we haven t examined yet. Hannibal Lecter appearance or not, Clarice will not be acting like its heroine is just fine and dandy. One of the things I really love about Clarice is she s succeeding in her workplace and as a young woman, and she s having to sort out her mental health while she s doing that, showrunner and executive producer Elizabeth Klaviter said. She added that she experienced this, and she believes most women do have some form of PTSD — though not because they hung out with a cannibal. She said she s excited that the show will explore this raw truth about what it means to be human that we like to ignore. Star Rebecca Breeds Clarice is also back on the job for the FBI, working under Michael Cudlitz s Paul Krendler — a man her character humiliates in Lambs. Their relationship is still contentious, but Breeds said there s the added layer: He articulates something that she s afraid to even ask: the question of Was it a fluke?' (Photo by Brooke Palmer/CBS) He has to protect the team. He has to protect the cases that he s working on, she said. What if she was a one hit wonder now she s a liability? But Clarice isn t the only survivor on the show; Marnee Carpenter plays Catherine Martin, the woman rescued from serial killer Buffalo Bill at the end of Lambs. She looks different from the way actress Brooke Smith portrayed her in the movie, and she definitely has some issues to work out. I really see the continuation of Catherine as a continuation, Carpenter said. I was hoping that it would be a fluid feeling across the board, and I see it far less as a body change or a type change or any of those things. I see it as a life change that has happened for her and a year that we ve missed across the board for a number of our characters. Clarice premieres at 10 p.m. February 11 on CBS.Read More: Clarice Star Rebecca Breeds: Series Is a Step in the Evolution of The Silence of the Lambs Heroine Queen Latifah s The Equalizer Is Not Denzel Washington s The Equalizer CBS s new drama The Equalizer stars Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall, a single mom and divorcee who protects the previously unprotected while also crossing off names from her own revenge list. The series is based on the Edward Woodward–starring CBS series from the 1980s and is not set in the same universe as the two Denzel Washington movies that were spun out from that series. I am absolutely excited and love the fact that Denzel made this a relevant product again because I did watch the original series as a kid, Queen Latifah said during the show s panel. She added, however, we wanted to do something different. We knew we could tell this story in a different way from Queen Latifah s perspective and a Black woman s perspective in America. Co-creator and executive producer Terri Edda Miller said we have a couple of storylines that are about that specifically and touch on that peripherally for example, she said, our second episode [is about] a young black mother [who] is looking for her child because he s been kidnapped. So would this mean there s a possibility for a crossover episode or a cameo appearance from Washington s Bob McCall? It’s not anything that we’ve really talked about,” co-creator and executive producer Andrew Marlowe said. “We are here creating our own universe. Is there a potential that there could be a crossover universe in the future? We certainly haven’t ruled that out. But for us, it really is about building this show and identity around Robyn McCall and being very specific to a show where Queen is really embodying the heart of it. He added that the notion of an outsider who comes in and helps the little guy isn t exactly new. But, he said, to have a Black woman be the face of justice? We think [that] is really, really interesting special sauce for this moment. The Equalizer premieres on February 7 after the Super Bowl on CBS.Tough As Nails Season 2 Continues To Build Camaraderie(Photo by Best Possible Screengrab/CBS)CBS s Tough As Nails became a summer hit in 2020 for showcasing skilled laborers true grit in challenging competitions. It is also, host Phil Keoghan stressed during the show s TCA panel, not meant to have a political agenda. It’s meant to be an uplifting, positive show, he said. We’re trying to be more of a united show. It’s what brings us together rather than what tears us apart. He likes the drive time element of the show, where contestants talk about different subjects while driving to challenges. One recent topic? Unions. We want to talk about health and safety, he said. We want to talk about racism, sexism. This idea that men and women are competing equally. Tough As Nails returns for season 2 at 8 p.m. on February 10 on CBS.
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Director Dan Gilroy re-teams with his Nightcrawler stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo for another twisted movie, this time mixing together horror with satire for a gory takedown of the art world. Velvet Buzzsaw, which arrives soon on Netflix, debuted this weekend at Sundance to mostly favorable reviews, which celebrate the camp performances and the execution of a wild premise involving deadly paintings.Here’s what the critics are saying about Velvet Buzzsaw:How would one describe Velvet Buzzsaw?A high-end Final Destination… best viewed as pure horror camp. Travis Hopson, Punch Drunk CriticsA slasher movie with something to say. Matt Goldberg, ColliderA tarted-up throwback to a certain kind of trashy ’70s horror movie — a la Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? or Theater of Blood. Peter Debruge, VarietyIt’s like Bret Easton Ellis meeting John Carpenter in the bathroom at Art Basel. Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment WeeklyA work of art in its own right. You’ve never seen anything quite like Velvet Buzzsaw. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmNothing if not unique, it’s an utterly bizarre film that could only have ever been made for a streamer like Netflix. Chris Bumbray, JoBlo s Movie EmporiumVelvet Buzzsaw is certainly unlike anything else you’re going to see this year on Netflix or any other streaming service. Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.comThis is a film that can’t be described. It simply has to be experienced for all the senses. Karen M. Peterson, AwardsCircuit.com(Photo by Netflix)But is it any good?Velvet Buzzsaw is a blast from start to finish. Matt Goldberg, ColliderThis movie is so preposterous, so profoundly weird, just hilarious and merciless and black-hearted from beginning to end. Meredith Borders, Bloody DisgustingVelvet is fun and silly and enjoyably outrageous. Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment WeeklyThe sillier and bloodier it gets, the better. Travis Hopson, Punch Drunk CriticsThere’s some kind of poetry to [what] he’s made here: a trashy thriller set in the world of high art. Dan Mecca, The Film StageEvery element combines to make this a polished, glossy film that feels as expensive as the creations within it. Karen M. Peterson, AwardsCircuit.comEven if Velvet Buzzsaw starts to sputter slightly after it’s made its point, it’s plenty exciting to witness the incredibly specific madness they whip up together. Emily Yoshida, VultureIt’s all somewhat amusing but rather arch. Todd McCarthy, Hollywood ReporterGilroy’s film needed to be 60% better or 20% worse in order to transcend the forgettable silliness of its existence. Dave Ehrlich, IndieWireFor lack of a better descriptor, the whole thing is a mess. Gregory Ellwood, The Playlist(Photo by Netflix)How does it compare to Nightcrawler?[It’s] a fitting companion piece to Nightcrawler. Peter Debruge, VarietyIt’s missing the weight of Nightcrawler, but that feels right. Meredith Borders, Bloody DisgustingVelvet Buzzsaw, as gleaming and sun-drenched as Nightcrawler is dark, is even more of an invective, and even more operatically heightened. Emily Yoshida, VultureVelvet Buzzsaw is worlds removed from Nightcrawler. While Nightcrawler was going for cerebral thrills, Velvet Buzzsaw is trafficking in gore-soaked comedy. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmHow is Jake Gyllenhaal s performance?There’s never a moment when he’s not chewing scenery, but it works for the vibe of the film. Chris Bumbray, JoBlo s Movie Emporium[He’s] relishing another of those cartoonishly camp performances he’s increasingly drawn to in his middle age. Peter Debruge, VarietyGyllenhaal, who continues his transformation into full-blown quirky character actor, is a hoot. Chris Evangelista, Slashfilm[It’s ] a performance so big that it might not be able to fit on the screen of your iPhone. Dave Ehrlich, IndieWireDoes anyone else stand out?Every single performance is hilarious and memorable. Meredith Borders, Bloody DisgustingJohn Malkovich also shows up in an enjoyable cameo. Anthony Kaufman, Screen International(Photo by Netflix)What else can we look forward to?Velvet Buzzsaw is a terrific-looking film, with striking interiors and city vistas. Meredith Borders, Bloody DisgustingThe costumes are delightful and come to life in Robert Elswit’s art pop light. Dave Ehrlich, IndieWireCostume designers Trish Summerville and Isis Mussenden provide some inspired ensembles. Gregory Ellwood, The PlaylistIsis Mussenden and Trish Summerville’s nouveau-fashion costumes and James D. Bissell’s elaborate production design also help to create a full-scale and highly detailed send-up of the film’s high-brow milieu. Anthony Kaufman, Screen InternationalIt’s also an ambitious piece of work with unforgettable imagery and an ace ensemble. Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.comGyllenhaal’s Morf enters some kind of pantheon of quotably absurd characters alongside, say, Christopher Guest in Waiting for Guffman and all the Heathers. Emily Yoshida, VultureIs the satire effective?I would ve preferred a much stronger take from Gilroy than what we get here. Travis Hopson, Punch Drunk CriticsVelvet Buzzsaw would have been more effective as pure satire, as Gilroy doesn’t seem to have an affinity for the [horror] genre. Chris Bumbray, JoBlo s Movie EmporiumIt’s all very low common denominator humor centered on art world cliches. Gregory Ellwood, The PlaylistThere’s nothing lampooned here that we haven’t already seen before. Anthony Kaufman, Screen InternationalIf this movie tried to carry itself as a highbrow critique, it would be far more difficult to appreciate Gilroy’s point of view. Matt Goldberg, ColliderSuch fangless satire suggests that Gilroy is either unfamiliar with the art world, or loves it too much to dig any deeper. Dave Ehrlich, IndieWireWould a smarter film with more of a message be better? Maybe, but it probably wouldn’t be this off-the-wall, and what a tragedy that would be. Chris Evangelista, SlashfilmIs it still a good horror movie?[There’s] insane gore and even supernatural horror… once his paintings start, well, literally killing people, it becomes a full-blown riot. Meredith Borders, Bloody DisgustingVelvet Buzzsaw is unabashedly supernatural in its horror, with mixed results. Emily Yoshida, VultureIt’s a horror show that lacks broader social commentary; a handful of bloody murders and occasional jump-scares, with the occasional astute one-liner. Anthony Kaufman, Screen InternationalVelvet Buzzsaw streams on Netflix beginning on February 1.
(Photo by Courtesy of Getty Images for AFI)Golden Globes are slightly dubious as a barometer for predicting the Academy Awards. Thanks to some stellar research over at FiveThirtyEight, we know that the Golden Globes are right about 50% of the time predicting the Oscar Best Picture winner, though in the last 20 years, that number has slipped to about 35%. This, however, does not mean last weekend wasn t filled with moments that might tip the hat as to whom will be nominated for Oscars (or perhaps even take home a statue). Nestled right in the midst of nominations voting, Globes weekend and the subsequent events that surround it mirror the eclectic and ever raucous vibe that Best Supporting Actor frontrunner Brad Pitt spoke of in his Globes acceptance speech. This past weekend, Rotten Tomatoes Editor Jacqueline Coley was out and about to report back on the sights, sounds, and takeaways from events including the Hollywood Bonghive meetup and the glitzy post-globes parties.The Stars and Diamonds Glitter in Palm Springs(Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)The first event of the weekend was the Palms Springs Gala, where Oscar hopefuls can schmooze with the retired AMPAS voters who live in the tropical community, just an hour south of Los Angeles. Dressed to the nines in colorful gowns and lots of jewels, Palms Springs attendees watched stars Jennifer Lopez, Joaquin Phoenix, Martin Scorsese, Charlize Theron, and Renée Zellweger accept various honors in the opening night presentation. However, it was Little Women director Greta Gerwig who won the night with her heartfelt speech for Director honoree Quentin Tarantino. [He] makes movies as if movies could save the world,” she said while introducing him, adding, “Movies can kill Hitler, free slaves, and give Sharon Tate one more summer He makes movies like movies themselves matter. This was a big moment for Tarantino, who had received flack earlier in the year regarding his lack of dialogue for star Margot Robbie. Tapping Gerwig arguably the most noteworthy female director in the awards conversation this year to present him with the award and speak so positively on his behalf was a smart play for the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director. It s just too bad she couldn t pinch-hit for his awkward Golden Globes acceptance speech on Sunday, as well.The Stars Favorite Stop for Weekend Lunching with AFI(Photo by Courtesy of Jacqueline Coley)There is no way to put this delicately so we ll just say it campaigning for an Oscar is torturous. Stars have to clear their calendars for two to three months to shake hands and make speeches. They go through the arduous exercise of doing hours of press, taking selfies, and smiling through it all, with very little to no chance of actually winning any awards. Cocktail parties, posh dinners, and award shows may sound like a fun time, but doing anything every day for two months will lose its novelty quickly. This is why the AFI luncheon on the Friday before the Globes is such a welcome moment for most Oscar hopefuls. Each year, AFI selects 10 films and 10 television shows from the previous year (and a couple of specialty honors if they find international entries of merit) and gather the principal players together for a relaxed lunch with limited press just to celebrate their achievements. The lack of press and potential voters and the fact everyone in the room is already previously announced as a winner removes most of the anxiety that comes with other events. This is why everyone from Brad Pitt to Kevin Feige call the event their favorite moment of the season.This year, we watched Pitt chat it up with Bong Joon-ho and the cast of Parasite as he repeatedly gushed about how he loved the film. We also spotted Rian Johnson, who was honored for Knives Out, chatting with his Star Wars: The Last Jedi co-star Laura Dern, who was being feted for her work in Noah Baumbach s Marriage Story and Greta Gerwig s Little Women. Robert De Niro (Joker, The Irishman), Harvey Keitel (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Irishman), Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story), Sam Rockwell (Richard Jewell, Jojo Rabbit), and Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, produced Richard Jewell) were all involved with more than one honoree. We asked Dern about how she split her loyalties, and she joked she was a bit like the young boy at the center of the divorce drama in Marriage Story: They are like my parents. I love them both. I don t pick sides. Though there is a no campaigning mantra in effect at the AFI, there s nothing to say attendees can t steer voices and eyes to films they favor, and this year featured an excellent example of tongue-in-cheek campaigning. Former AFI honoree Mel Brooks kicked off the festivities with a benediction, during which he raved about his favorite film of the year the Hitler anti-war satire Jojo Rabbit: It s really a terrific, eloquent, and beautiful picture, he said, adding jokingly that writer/director Taika Watiti did not ask my permission to use Hitler a hilarious reference to Brooks Hitler satire The Producers.A Party with ParasiteIf we were ever unsure of Bong Joon-ho s effect on the Hollywood community, the party hosted by Guillermo del Toro at the Sunset Tower answered all of those questions. After being fawned over by just about everyone at the AFI Luncheon, Team Parasite was greeted by the rest of Hollywood that evening. Edgar Wright, Rian Johnson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Laura Dern, Keegan-Michael Key, Noah Baumbach, Jay Roach, Miranda July, and Natasha Lyonne some of whom left their own For Your Consideration events to make a trek to the West Hollywood celebration all made time to pay their respects that night. Having so many A-listers and Academy voters as confirmed members of the Bonghive – Bong s online fanbase – a Best Picture nomination this coming Monday looks more and more like an inevitability.Brunching with the Indie CrowdParasite Dir. Bong Joon Ho chats w/ The Farewell star Zhao Shuzen (Photo by Courtesy of Jacqueline Coley)On Saturday, Film Independent had the Indie Spirit Awards annual nominees brunch, where they handed out 5,000 to filmmakers Kelly Reichardt, Mollye Asher, Rashaad Ernesto Green, and Nadia Shihab. We also spotted Last Black Man in San Francisco director Joe Talbot, who was up for one of the Indie Spirit specialty prizes that were handed out during Saturday s fete by Alfre Woodard and Crazy Rich Asians director John Chu. When we asked Chu about his upcoming film with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The Heights, he simply smiled and said, He can t wait for people to see it. As was the case on Friday, Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho was again so mobbed by well-wishers he barely had time to sit down.After the Globes (Photo by Courtesy of Netflix)After the Globes, the most raucous party was – as it has been for the past few years – the Netflix party. Tiffany Haddish, who presented at the ceremony, put on an impromptu freestyle at the end of the night, shortly after Brad Pitt, Eddie Murphy, Ava DuVernay, Taika Waititi, and numerous Netflix stars danced the night away to pop hits. At the Instyle/Warner Bros. do, their elevator glam shot was a frequent stop for celebs, and The Farewell helmer Lulu Wang paired up with Rita Wilson for a hilarious shoot sporting a – yes, it s legal in California – blunt, courtesy of Snoop Dogg. Though the Netflix party was the spot be, it was slightly a somber affair at the start, due to the fact the streamer only took home two prizes out of 17 nominations. In contrast, the NBC celebration was a joyous time after two surprise wins for their World War I one-shot epic 1917. This is welcome news for Universal Studios, who are likely still smarting after the vicious – though at times bemused – reception to Cats. The wins at the globes could propel the film, which opens wide in theaters this weekend, to box office domination over January, and if awards keep tallying up on our Awards Leaderboard, perhaps a Best Picture win as well.The Academy Awards are broadcast February 9, 8 pm EST/5 pm PST, on ABC.Like this? 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In one movie, a boozed-up and torn-down Laurie Strode must face the white-masked demon from her past and save her family; in the other, a boozed-up and… well, you get the gist. These two reboot/sequels, one released 20 years after the original Halloween and one released 40 years after, share a lot of the same DNA. But DNA is also the key difference: in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Laurie is related to Michael Myers; in 2018’s Halloween, that element of the plot has been slashed away and Laurie is simply the obsession, but not the sibling, of the Shape. Which movie did the whole reboot thing better? That’s what we’re deciding in the latest episode of Vs. Host and Rotten Tomatoes Contributing Editor Mark Ellis is pitting H20 and H40 against each other across four rounds – Box Office, Tomatometer and Audience Score, Storyline, and one wildcard round – to decide which sequel deserves the Halloween franchise silver medal. (Because gold, of course, goes to The Curse of Michael Myers, right?). As ever, if you don’t agree with our call, feel free to stalk us slowly and quietly in the comments.Thumbnail image: © Dimension Films, © Universal PicturesOn an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
Sterling K. Brown Waves (2019) 84%Who doesn’t love Sterling K. Brown? The This Is Us star has charmed his way into the hearts of America with his moving and hilarious portrayal of Randall on the hit NBC drama. Even more impressive, the actor managed that while filming his performance in the third effort for up-and-coming indie favorite Trey Edward Shults – that s right, he shot a full feature film while the weekly drama was still in production. Waves is a film that is best enjoyed when you go in knowing as little as possible, so we don’t want to give too much away here, but the Emmy winner s turn as the stern and demanding father to Kelvin Harrison Jr.’s model minority son is frightening, charismatic, and gut-wrenching. Perhaps the largest obstacle in the way of Brown making it to Oscar night will be how the Academy reacts to the film s distinctive narrative style.Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) 95%It is fitting that the nicest and most beloved man in Hollywood would portray the nicest man to ever grace our television screens. Fred Rogers was an icon of children’s television and a relentless advocate for the value of carving out a safe space for children on our airways. Since the first trailer was released back in July – and sometime before that, if we re being are honest – Tom Hanks has been on just about every prognosticator’s shortlist for Oscar glory. (Though the same was said of his performance in The Post back in 2018, and he failed to garner a nomination.) Marielle Heller, who directed Richard E. Grant and Melissa McCarthy to dual Oscar nominations last year in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, is poised to maybe do the same for Hanks and lead Matthew Rhys in 2020. Perhaps after a couple of nominations for Heller’s film, we can finally get over the fact the Mr. Rogers documentary Won t You Be My Neighbor? failed to make it to Oscar night this year.Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, The Irishman (2019) 95%(Photo by Netflix)Last year, during the Oscars ceremony, as Netflix was racking up multiple wins from its 15 nominations, the studio opted to play a teaser for Martin Scorsese s upcoming and long-awaited film The Irishman. It was a signal to the Academy and anyone who was watching that regardless of what happened that night, they were just getting started. With the movie currently Certified Fresh at 97% on the Tomatometer, Scorsese and company are set to rack up multiple nominations, including likely dual nominations for Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. The latter came out of retirement to play quietly menacing mob figure Russell Bufalino in the film, while Pacino portrays the teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa. Both men are operating at the height of their powers for this new mob epic based on a script by Steven Zaillian. The only thing standing in the way of Pacino or Pesci taking home the top prize is Brad Pitt, but more on that later.Jamie Foxx, Just Mercy (2019) 85%(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)The Academy is particularly fond of films that pair riveting performances with a timely message (see BlacKkKlansman and Get Out for recent examples). Just Mercy is a true-life adaptation of Bryan Stevenson’s book chronicling the Harvard Lawyer s founding of the Equal Justice Initiative and his attempts to navigate the perilous world of death row incarceration and bring exoneration to those wrongly convicted. Set in the heart of Alabama, the book and movie from director Destin Daniel Cretton both shine a light on the systematic racism of our criminal justice system, which so often unjustly incarcerates African-Americans. One of Stevenson’s first and most high-profile clients, Walter McMillian, is the focus of the narrative and is brought to life by Jamie Foxx. Foxx is powerful and tragic as the downhearted inmate just months away from execution, and he is getting his best reviews since his Oscar-winning role in Ray. Foxx’s history with the Academy and the film s subject matter place him as a strong contender, though if there were any real justice in this world, his co-star Rob Morgan would be right there in contention with him for his brief but powerful depiction of another death row inmate.Brad Pitt Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) 85%With such a stacked field, star power could be the thing that tips the vote – and no one has more star power than Brad Pitt. Now that we are confident the A-lister is competing for the supporting category and not for lead, we are placing our money on his chances for a nomination and potentially winning it all. Pitt s quiet confidence and cocksure smile as strong and silent stuntman Cliff Booth has charmed both critics and audiences alike. Though the star has come out saying that he doesn’t plan to campaign, the veteran actor and producer may not have much to say in the matter; it is the studio and friends of potential nominees that have more say in how the film is rolled out to critics and Academy members.Also in contention: Timothée Chalamet (Little Women)Anthony Hopkins (Two Popes)Rob Morgan (Just Mercy)Shia LaBeouf (Honey Boy)Wesley Snipes (Dolemite Is My Name)Jonathan Majors (The Last Black Man in San Francisco)Jamie Bell (Rocketman)Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse)Alan Alda (Marriage Story)
所以我才说，LOL手游如果想要成为现象级，想要超过王者的成就，那就是要把玩法改到和王者差不多的地步，简单快节奏，是个人都能玩。只需要保留英雄以及装备，那就还是LOL手游。 The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s fourth phase is an eclectic mix of supporting characters leading their own television shows and some genuinely unexpected characters debuting in their own films. And even though Guardians of the Galaxy should prove the studio can make stars out of any obscure Marvel hero, some may still be scratching their heads about September’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.With a teaser trailer finally out, some may understand why Marvel fans are excited. But if you need further clarification, let’s take a look at everything we know about the film to suss out why Shang-Chi’s introduction to the MCU is highly anticipated.Master Of Kung Fu(Photo by Jim Cheung/Marvel Comics)Created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin in 1972, the character was part of wave of martial arts heroes both of the Big Two comic book publishers introduced as they themselves became aware of the martial arts films playing in New York theaters at the time. But in Shang-Chi’s case, the story is more involved, as Marvel was looking to publish a series based on the popular Kung Fu series. That program, owned by what was then called Warner Communications, was itself allegedly based on a concept from legendary martial arts film star Bruce Lee – although the origin of Kung Fu, which starred David Carradine as a half-Chinese monk roaming the Old West, is a subject of much debate. One thing seems clear, though: Lee was considered for the lead role but rejected because the television networks believed viewers would never watch a Chinese actor as the star.Unable to secure the deal, Marvel turned around and acquired the rights to author Sax Rohmer’s pulp novel villain Fu Manchu and tasked Englehart and Starlin with creating a new main character, Shang-Chi, to play the protagonist in the struggle with the villain. As it happens, the two would also turn out to be father and son.Debuting in 1973’s Special Marvel Edition #15, he would take over the title completely when it was renamed The Hands of Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu two issues later. Other than Shang-Chi, much of the book’s cast was comprised of established characters from Rohmer’s novels. The series ran until issue #125 in 1983. He would continue to appear in crossovers, one-shots, team-up books like Agents of Atlas, and miniseries across the years. A special “Issue #126” of the original series was released in 2017.Sometime after 1983, though, Marvel’s deal to use Fu Manchu expired. As a character wholly owned by Marvel, Shang-Chi’s origins began to morph. Members of his family were renamed and re-imagined while other Rohmer characters simply disappeared from the Marvel Universe.Nevertheless, there are two important takeaways from Shang-Chi’s comic book history: he is a proven success, and his origins were always ripe for a feature film. He is born of the martial arts film tradition, after all.Also, keep his father in mind. That’s going to matter later.The Winding Road To A Feature(Photo by ©Warner Bros. courtesy Everett Collection)Shang-Chi’s prospects in film reach back as far as the 1980s, when Stan Lee reached out to Bruce Lee’s widow, Linda Lee Cadwell, and son, Brandon Lee, about the latter potentially starring in a Shang-Chi film or TV series. Sadly, the younger Lee’s life was cut short on the set of The Crow in 1993. In 2001, Blade director Steven Norrington was signed to direct The Hands of Shang-Chi, but was replaced by martial legends Yuen Woo-ping when the project moved to Dreamworks in 2003. A year later, the rights reverted to Marvel Entertainment and held in reserve for the newly formed Marvel Studios. In 2005, it was listed among 10 potential films the studio would produce for Paramount.Then the Infinity Saga happened, delaying films like Shang-Chi and Ant-Man far beyond the initial slate.In 2018, Marvel Studios fast-tracked the project because it wanted to feature an Asian lead after the success of both Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians. David Callaham (The Expendables, Wonder Woman 1984) quickly signed on to write the feature and Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12, Just Mercy) emerged as director in March of 2019. Throughout this phase of development, Marvel kept seeding the message that it wanted Shang-Chi to play in a similar fashion to Black Panther: an Asian (or Asian-American) viewpoint on the Marvel superhero modernizing some of the more dated or stereotypical elements of the character s 1970s run. Other key crew behind the camera include director of photography Bill Pope (The Matrix, Spider-Man 2), production designer Sue Chan (Colossal), and editor Harry Yoon (Minari).Production was slated to begin in February of 2020, and though the COVID-19 pandemic delayed things slightly, shooting was completed on October 24th of that year.The Cast And Story Of Shang-ChiRyan FujitaniSimu Liu (Kim s Convenience) will make his Marvel debut as Shang-Chi, and from the teaser, we discover he is the son of Wenwu (Tony Leung), a man who has given his child 10 years to “live his life” in San Francisco. Among his friends are Katy (Awkwafina), a hotel porter unaware of his training or life with Wenwu, and Jon Jon (Ronny Chieng). Of course, from the bus attack glimpsed in the preview, they are about to learn that Shang-Chi is a very skilled martial artist and scion of the Ten Rings organization.The group will go on a journey as Wenwu’s attempts to bring his son back into the fold intensify. Also, according to some rumors, the “Ten Rings” of the title may be alien artifacts Wenwu uses to maintain control of the Ten Rings group known to people like Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).Other cast members include Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan – her second MCU character after Aleta Ogord in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Fala Chen as Jiang Li, and Meng er Zhang as Shang-Chi s sister Xialing. Dallas Liu will also appear in an undisclosed role.The MCU Connections(Photo by Zade Rosenthal/©Walt Disney Pictures)Of course, one of the most intriguing elements of Shang-Chi is the update to his famous parentage. Instead of Fu Manchu, a character steeped in “yellow peril” stereotypes, Wenwu takes his cues from Marvel Comics villain the Mandarin – a character long-teased in the Iron Man film series.While such a revelation would normally be a spoiler, Marvel was surprisingly open about Leung playing The Mandarin when he was first announced for the film in 2019. Our guess here, supported by the teaser: the film is less about Shang-Chi discovering the truth about his father than it is him coming to grips with what the Mandarin and the Ten Rings really mean for him and the world at large.If you’ll recall, the Ten Rings were introduced in the first Iron Man they were the group responsible for Tony Stark’s capture in the desert. He eventually made the Mark I Iron Man suit and escaped. Much of the subsequent film saw Tony dismantling their operations in the Middle East. They would also aid Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) in Iron Man 2.The Mandarin himself seemingly surfaced in Iron Man 3 as part of new terror campaign. It eventually turned out that “The Mandarin” was a struggling British actor named Trevor Slattery (Ben Kingsley) and that the plot was orchestrated by Killian Aldrich (Guy Pearce) to cover up his own failed experiments. Subsequently, Slattery was abducted from his prison block by real Ten Rings agents, as seen in the Marvel One-Shot short “All Hail the King” on the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray release.Ryan FujitaniAnd for many, finally seeing the Mandarin and the Ten Rings in full form is worth the price of admission alone. But tying Shang-Chi to the character also opens up a lot of new avenues for conflict and pathos. According to Cretton, the dangling element of Shang-Chi’s father – in the comics, an immortal villain called Zheng Zu replaced Fu Manchu allowed him to reimagine the Mandarin as a much more complex and layered character than typically seen during his heyday in the pages of Iron Man.In fact, we’ll go out on a limb and suggest it took all this time to get the Mandarin on screen because he can easily become a stereotype himself.But he’s not the only Marvel character debuting in the film. As seen in the teaser, Shang-Chi will face Razor Fist (Florian Munteanu) during that bus attack. The character is something of a Marvel martial arts mainstay, first appearing in a 1975 issue of the Shang-Chi comic, then called Master of Kung Fu, as an assassin with blades for hands. A subsequent set of characters – twins who both lost a hand in a car accident and replaced them with blades – adopted the name. No matter who currently holds the Razor Fist title, it is their destiny to fight with Shang-Chi, although it usually happens because someone pays them to do so. It is unclear if this is the case with the movie’s Razor Fist, though. He may merely be a test of Shang-Chi’s skills as Wenwu prepares to call him home.(Photo by Marvel Studios)Additionally, the teaser features a very brief glimpse of Death Dealer. The character, a later addition to Shang-Chi in 1982, was an agent of Fu Manchu embedded within MI:6. When his true loyalty came to light, the supervillain anointed him with a new costume. Like Razor Fist, he may just be another one of the bold opponents Shang-Chi will face as his journey takes him from San Francisco to other spots on the globe. But considering Death Dealer’s distinctive mask, it’s hard not to imagine he will become the key antagonist as Shang-Chi and Wenwu’s relationship changes.The Shifting Release DateOriginally set to debut on February 12, 2021, Disney first moved it to May 7 as the pandemic began a cascade effect of delays. It then moved again to July 9 as part of a further shift of release dates, and just when things seemed to settle, Black Widow took the July 9 date. As of now, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is set for release on September 3, 2021.Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opens on September 3, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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