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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]