Posts tagged as charlize theron

The Episodes of 'SNL' Season 39, Ranked

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at each episode as a whole, ranking them in order of overall success and positive resonance with viewers.

Obviously comedy is subjective, and everyone watches SNL looking for different things — this list is just one of many you can find online. As far as we're concerned, things like musical guests, surprise cameos, and drama surrounding the show are less important than the plain-and-simple comedy aspects of an episode: How many sketches had [...]

Andy Samberg, Charlize Theron, and Andrew Garfield Are Hosting the Last Three 'SNL's of the Season

NBC just announced the hosts and musical guests for the final three Saturday Night Live episodes of the season:

May 3rd: Andrew Garfield/Coldplay

May 10th: Charlize Theron/The Black Keys

May 17th: Andy Samberg/St. Vincent

This is the first time hosting for both Garfield and Samberg and the second for Theron, who last hosted in 2000. Samberg left SNL in 2012 after seven years and is currently starring in the critically-acclaimed Fox sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which won him a Golden Globe earlier this year. SNL is a rerun this week but will return new with the May 3rd episode.

Walking Through the History of 'Between Two Ferns' with Scott Aukerman

With the Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York debuting Sunday at 8:30 before the Comedy Awards, I thought it was a perfect time to look back at the Between Two Ferns series. B2F has been incredibly popular, bringing in over 80 million views across the entire series, on Funny or Die alone. Beyond that, whenever a new one is released, it nearly instantly reaches Internet omnipresence.

It's hard to say why exactly the series has had such enduring popularity, as it has maintained relevance for over four years now (which is nearly four zillion years in Internet time or 28 years in dog time). Of course, it's wildly funny and unique [...]

Young Adult Trailer Makes Mean Charlize Theron Look Super Fun to Watch

Behold, the trailer for Young Adult, the upcoming dark comedy directed by Jason Reitman, written by Diablo Cody, and starring Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt. That group of people alone was exciting, but the trailer has me looking forward to the December 9 release date even more. Theron's lying, adultering, small-dog-having protagonist looks to be – if not exactly likable – original and funny, two traits we've come to expect from Reitman and Cody.

'SNL' Review: Ladies Night with Charlize Theron

Well, that was quite a turnaround.

To everyone who commented on last week's tirade against Andrew Garfield's lackluster episode that it was about time I gave up on SNL: this episode right here is why I still love this show, and why I will never give up on it. The 90 minutes was about as solid as it gets, with a low-expectations host Charlize Theron blending in seamlessly with the cast, the writers performing on overdrive, and even a few head-turning live-TV moments. We haven't seen this level of consistency since Kerry Washington hosted in November — an episode with which this one shared a few interesting [...]

Fred Savage to Direct His First Movie, Written by the Creator of 'Happy Endings'

Wonder Years star-turned-sitcom director Fred Savage is making the jump to directing movies. THR reports that he's in talks to direct a "Bridesmaids-esque comedy" called Ladies Night, starring Charlize Theron and written by Happy Endings creator David Caspe. The movie follows a woman who, frustrated with her boyfriend's unwillingness to commit, sets out to have one last night out with her friends before moving to New York. This is one of two comedies Charlize Theron is currently working on, along with Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West. Fred Savage has developed into a very talented and sought-after sitcom director over the past [...]

The Quiet, Dark Comedy of Young Adult

Young Adult is not only one of the best comedic films of the year, but one of the best films of the year. It’s about time comedic performances can be considered brilliant performances.

It’s wonderfully sublime, hilarious, dark and poignant, made possible by the perfect combination of filmmakers, writers, and actors. The plot is quite simple — a recently divorced, former popular prom queen Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is now making a living ghostwriting a series of young adult novels. After her high school boyfriend sends her pictures of their newborn baby, Mavis decides the only time she was happy was with him, so she returns to her small [...]

Charlize Theron and Taran Killam Practice Their Model Faces in These 'SNL' Promos

Here are this week's promos for Charlize Theron's second time hosting SNL, which Taran Killam describes perfectly as a "legendary steamboat." Keep an eye out for the witchy vengeful ways of Theron's top enemy Aidy Bryant, who is clearly out to get her this week.

Charlize Theron in Talks to Star Opposite Seth MacFarlane in His New Western Comedy

Oscar winner Charlize Theron is in "final negotiations" to star opposite Seth MacFarlane in his new western comedy, A Million Ways to Die in the West, according to The Hollywood Reporter. MacFarlane will direct, co-write, and star in the live-action film, his second movie as a writer/director (after Ted) and first as a (non-voice) actor. He wrote the script with Ted collaborators Alec Sulkin and Wellesly Wild, and the movie has been likened to Blazing Saddles in all the news stories about it so far. and the story follows a wimpy farmer (MacFarlane) whose girlfriend leaves him after he backs out of a gunfight. Theron's character will be [...]

Charlize Theron Is a Terrifying Mean Girl in Young Adult

This red-band scene from Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman's Young Adult is short, but it's so densely packed with middle school-type trauma that it should be viewed with caution by anyone who has ever chosen to color-coordinate the little rubber bands on their braces in honor of every month's holidays, or had a terrible short haircut and slicked the top back with gel but let the bottom poof out like a panoramic mullet. Oh, god. I've entered a cave of unhappy memories triggered only by Charlize Theron's line at the end of this tiny clip. I'm probably gonna pee my pants when the whole movie comes out on Dec. [...]