We always knew Charlize Theron could play a badass, but she outdoes even our highest expectations in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a film years in the making that’s drawing some rave reviews.
Charlize discusses her role in a recent interview, and addresses the interaction with her costar:
In the film Max and Furiosa are partners. Neither could succeed without the other. Was there ever talk of a love story? It would have ruined the movie.
No, no! I can say honestly we never did that. We never went there. …There was always a very clear understanding that these were two people who got stuck with each other and had to survive, and their survival really depended on each other. That was interesting for us. I think Tom and I are both actors who have probably been in situations where the easy answer is to have them kiss. In this case, it’s more interesting and more real, and I think you feel it so much more when we just look at each other, and there’s this recognition of “Man, I have to respect you in this moment.”
The idea was a good one – get sexy Salma Hayek playing a gun-toting badass and you’ll have a cool movie on your hands. But “Everly” doesn’t really stack up:
But while the idea of watching a scantily-clad Hayek fight her way through a gang of yakuza henchman and prostitutes-turned-assassins may sound like a grand old time on paper, “Everly” is never able to match its B-movie aspirations, instead forced to flounder in the gutter like the filthy, exploitative grindhouse film that it is.
It seems like critics and audiences agree according to Rotten Tomatoes.
In the phenomenon âFifty Shades of Greyâ, JAMIE DORNAN and DAKOTA JOHNSON step into the iconic roles of billionaire entrepreneur Christian Grey and curious college student Anastasia Steele.
. . . and that’s a good thing, even if “Fifty Shades of Grey” looks like “Fifty Shades of Lame.” The reviews are in and they’re not pretty. Dakota Johnson, however, is beautiful and the film may be worth a look just due to her presence.