Fresh off her sexy and disturbing role in “Gone Girl,” blonde beauty Rosamund Pike stars as Abi in “What We Did On Our Holiday,” a heart-warming family comedy. The film arrives on DVD on October 6th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Here’s the trailer:
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.”
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.
In looking at the winners and losers of summer TV, Andy Greenwald of Grantland wasn’t too impressed with Halle Berry’s choice:
Berry wasn’t wrong to make the leap from the big screen to the small when she did. She just may have taken too large a jump. By choosing a high-profile project like Extant — executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, airing on CBS, TV’s most-watched network — Berry avoided the sliding scale of eyeballs and influence that allows movie stars to reap the prestige of TV writing without worrying about the responsibility to deliver a blockbuster-size audience. (Matthew McConaughey is now one of the biggest movie stars in the world, but an average first-run airing of True Detective earned about 2.5 million viewers. Decent, but not exactly Interstellar.) Extant — a sort of Rosemary’s Baby in space — started strong both creatively and otherwise, but quickly dimmed. Recent episodes have won their respective nights, but only barely. As its first (and potentially only?) season winds to a close, Extant is averaging nearly the same weekly audience as NBC’s bargain-basement French coproduction Taxi Brooklyn, a show that pulls off the rare feat of misrepresenting both taxis and the borough of Brooklyn. It’s no longer risky for a movie star to work in TV. But when you dive into the deepest end of the pool, you’d better produce a much bigger splash.
He brings up some interesting choice on television roles for stars, and he also points out how binge-watching opportunities can actually dim the buzz around shows like “Orange is the New Black.” It’s a good read . . .