Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke swap mash emails in the tepid Nick Hornby rom-com Juliet, Naked

Neither Romeo nor nudity makes an appearance in Juliet, Naked, a labored romantic comedy adapted from Nick Hornby’s 2009 novel. In fact, there isn’t even a title character—Juliet is the name of an album by fictional indie rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke), who disappeared between sets of a gig back in the ’90s, never…

At least Oprah shines in the scattered, schmaltzy Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

There’s a reason Rebecca Skloot’s nonfiction book The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks spent six years on The New York Times bestseller list. It deftly tells an engrossing story of science, race, and family, Skloot’s first-person perspective carefully unpacking how one woman’s exploitation reverberates through her…

Daisy Ridley joins James Corden in Peter Rabbit hybrid film

Daisy Ridley missed out on a prime opportunity to act opposite a trouble-seeking, long-eared, non-human CGI character when she joined the Star Wars universe in the post-Jar Jar years. Undaunted though, she’s attempting to rectify that by joining the cast of Sony’s upcoming adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s children’s…

The Meddler gives Susan Sarandon a surprisingly great role

Marnie (Susan Sarandon) often begins sentences with “anyway,” even when there’s no previous sentence to digress from—especially on phone messages for her daughter, Lori (Rose Byrne). This should be confusing, but spending some time with Marnie brings clarity to her tic; even if she hasn’t spoken to her daughter in…

Chloë Grace Moretz might play the girl next door in Neighbors 2

Chloë Grace Moretz will soon be seen onscreen as a New York Post reporter, but she might go to college first: She’s reportedly negotiating a role in one of the more unnecessary sequels of today, Neighbors 2. Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron will reprise their roles, but there’s no word on whether Dave Franco—one…

Emma Watson and Kiernan Shipka star in: 50 actors who should play siblings

It shouldn’t be surprising that, given the industry’s penchant for perfect faces and stunning figures, Hollywood would occasionally tap two actors for stardom that—gasp!—look fairly similar. It happens. Just ask Bryce Dallas Howard and Jessica Chastain. But what is shocking is that the movie moguls out there aren’t…