Linda Hamilton is ready to fuck up some robots in the first teaser image for Terminator 6

Earlier this week, we were somewhat surprised to hear from Arnold Schwarzenegger that Terminator 6—or whatever Tim Miller’s big reboot will be called—had already begun filming. Today, Paramount shared a more official Terminator tease, tweeting a photo of the film’s three leads (Natalia Reyes, Mackenzie Davis, and…

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

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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.…

The 35 best TV performances of 2016 (and one worst)

With more scripted television programs in production than ever before, it follows that there are now a wider range of opportunities for television actors. Looking back at the performances that caught The A.V. Club’s eyes in 2016 confirms that hypothesis: While some of our favorite character actors found new facets of…

Two actresses chafe against the industry (and each other) in the jagged Always Shine

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Always Shine announces itself immediately as a movie about actors. It opens with a close-up of Beth (Caitlin FitzGerald) looking directly into the camera during what’s clearly an audition. In between running her lines, she’s repeatedly reminded by offscreen voices—all of them male—that this role will require extensive…