The Devil Wears Prada pulls off the perfect romantic comedy look, even though it really isn't one

One of the things you quickly learn when you write an ongoing column about romantic comedies is that it can be kind of hard to decide what constitutes a rom-com. As soon as you move beyond clear-cut picks like When Harry Met Sally, things start to get a bit more complicated. Sleepless In Seattle …

Sicario sequel director Stefano Sollima has a lousy reason for leaving Emily Blunt out

Denis Villeneuve’s original Sicario pulls a neat trick on the audience, presenting Emily Blunt’s character Kate Macer as a tough and confident FBI agent who is gradually robbed of all agency by Josh Brolin’s cocky CIA manipulator and double-crossed by Benicio Del Toro’s brutal cartel assassin. It’s an action movie…

Noisy things are extra scary in the expanded trailer for A Quiet Place

John Krasinski’s supernatural thriller A Quiet Place already has a good hook in the form of unseen creatures who kill people when they make noise—as seen in the movie’s short Super Bowl teaser—but this expanded trailer adds an extra scary angle with the reveal that Emily Blunt’s character is pregnant. When this family…

The Edge Of Tomorrow sequel gets a new name that might be more memorable

Doug Liman’s 2014 action film Edge Of Tomorrow was pretty good, but it struggled to make much of an impact. Many people attributed this to its generic title, which didn’t tell you anything about the fact that it was about Tom Cruise dying over and over and over again while he and Emily Blunt tried to figure out how to…

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are making a movie together, since that always works out

Despite having presumably seen what happened in the aftermath of Gigli, By The Sea, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and any number of other films made by real-life couples that broke up shortly after their movie came out, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski apparently have enough confidence in the strength of their relationship…

Dick Van Dyke is back at the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank for Mary Poppins Returns

In Mary Poppins, Dick Van Dyke espouses the virtues of the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank in song as the grizzled Mr. Dawes Sr. Well, Disney confirmed in a press release today that he’ll appear in the sequel, which is currently in production, as that character’s offspring Mr. Dawes Jr. Van Dyke—who, of course, also played…

The Trump women aren’t sorry for channeling Beyoncé in SNL’s “Melanianade”

It’s no secret that the current Saturday Night Live team has a deep and abiding love for Beyoncé. (See “The Beygency” and “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black” for proof of just how far her SNL reach extends). Last night’s Emily Blunt-hosted episode delivered another lovingly crafted piece of Beyoncé worship in the form of…

Tom Hanks to host Saturday Night Live for the first time in 10 years

It’s been more than a decade since Five-Timers Club member Tom Hanks last stepped in to host Saturday Night Live. (He’s done several guest spots in the intervening years, but hasn’t stepped up to give the monologue since May of 2006.) Now, though, that non-streak is at an end, as Variety reports that Hanks and Emily…

The campy Girl On The Train can’t catch up to Gone Girl

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“I read once that when a train hits, it can rip the clothes right off of you,” says Megan Hipwell (Haley Bennett), a beautiful blond in snakeskin boots, idly half-straddling a sofa while her very handsome therapist, Dr. Kamal Abdic (Édgar Ramírez), strokes his bearded chin like a pervert trying to play it cool. This…

Julie Andrews deems Emily Blunt practically perfect for Mary Poppins role

Mary Poppins might be practically perfect in every way, but she’s not really one to mince words. So, if P. L. Travers’ beloved prim and proper character doesn’t care for the person that you’ve chosen to play her in the planned reboot/sequel-type thing, then you can expect a harsh upbraiding. However, Rob Marshall…