Animated Addams Family to star Charlize Theron, Nick Kroll, and Bette Midler 

Late last year, we reported that Oscar Isaac had signed on to an animated film based on The Addams Family, with Isaac set to follow Charles Addams and Raul Julia’s lead by starring as Gomez Addams. That was all we knew at the time, but now the rest of the altogether ooky family has been cast as well—and they’re all…

Charlize Theron, Diablo Cody, and Jason Reitman reunite for a terrific movie about motherhood

A-

No one mentions the baby’s name right away. This makes sense: Marlo (Charlize Theron) and Drew (Ron Livingston) are on their third, from a pregnancy that may not have been entirely intentional. Their oldest child, Jonah (Asher Miles Fallica), is struggling with some special needs that have yet to be fully diagnosed.…

Mad Max: Fury Road might already be the best action movie ever made

It takes a whole lot to turn The Road Warrior into an afterthought. George Miller’s second Mad Max movie, released in 1981, is a total masterpiece, and it’s one of the defining action movies of the ’80s, the golden age of the action movie. With that movie, Miller invented a whole new visual language for the way the…

Quentin Tarantino, Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Heidi Klum, more speak out about Harvey Weinstein

We’ve heard from the insensitive clods (and Lindsay Lohan, who just might not know any better) who have either tried to sweep the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein under the rug (again), blamed women for daring to be in the same room as men ever, and who think being a predator is a partisan issue…

With a little help from a guest star, The Orville feels like it’s finally coming into its own

B

For its first four episodes, The Orville was like breathing in thin atmosphere. All the potential richness of an outer space adventure series with comedic overtones (or however the show wants to bill itself) felt largely untapped; and with the exception of a few strong moments, the show felt sparse. Jokes were slight…

Charlize Theron stabs and struts her way through the dumb, retro-cool Atomic Blonde

B-

Looking like a cross between Debbie Harry and a Nagel print, Charlize Theron struts her way through the Cold War howler Atomic Blonde dressed to the proverbial nines, in white pleather raincoats, tailored herringbone wool, and a deadly pair of red stiletto heels, often caressing a cigarette between her fingers. She…

Sean Penn’s festival laughingstock The Last Face finally slips into theaters

D

Many actors try their hand at directing, but few can match the degree of success—on both sides of the camera—that Sean Penn has achieved. Films like The Pledge (2001) and Into The Wild (2007) demonstrate the same intelligence, sensitivity, and power that Penn invests in his Oscar-winning performances. He occasionally…

Iranian TV censors got creative with Charlize Theron’s Oscars dress

Despite not being there in person, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi won big at Sunday night’s Oscars, taking home Best Foreign Language Film for his movie The Salesman. Farhadi’s victory was broadcast on Iranian TV, but not without a few alterations; according to The Hollywood Reporter, at least one outlet decided that…

Fate Of The Furious audiences might be in for a long ride

There are new reports that it’ll be a while before we learn The Fate Of The Furious. No, the April 14 release date—which Vin Diesel took care of announcing in addition to a ton of other production news, because he’s vying with Dwayne Johnson to become a one-man studio—hasn’t been pushed back or anything. But …