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That Time Charlize Theron Almost Starred in ‘Showgirls’

by Britt Hayes October 19, 2015 @ 6:48 PM
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20 years later and most people still don’t know what to make of Paul Verhoeven’s trash masterpiece Showgirls, the film in which former Saved by the Bell star Elizabeth Berkley attempted to shed her prudish image but instead made audiences — and studios — weary of her presence According to Verhoeven, the same fate could have befallen Charlize Theron, as the director reveals that Theron auditioned for the lead role in the film but was ultimately passed over for Berkley.

Does ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Actually Have a Chance at the Oscars?

by Erin Whitney October 13, 2015 @ 1:37 PM
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By the end of summer, Mad Max: Fury Road was ranking high on nearly everyone’s Top 10 list, and was even voted the best film of the year by the International Federation of Film Critics. With such praise, Fury Road soon popped up in Oscar discussions, and now Warner Bros. is planning to campaign the film for Best Picture, Best Actress, Actor and Best Supporting Actor. So what does it mean? Does Fury Road actually have a chance this year to not only get nominated, but win in any of those categories?

Charlize Theron’s Awesomeness Inspires Gender-Swap for Action Thriller ‘The Gray Man’

by Britt Hayes October 12, 2015 @ 6:41 PM
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It’s not unheard of for a film to change the gender of its leading role to accommodate an actor. Salt was originally intended as a vehicle for Tom Cruise before they simply changed the protagonist’s name for Angelina Jolie to star, and Sigourney Weaver’s iconic Alien hero Ripley was famously conceived as a man. You can add another cool gender-swap to the list, as Charlize Theron is in talks to join action thriller The Gray Man, playing a role that once attracted Brad Pitt.

Furiosa May Not Appear in Future ‘Mad Max’ Sequels, Says George Miller

by Charles Bramesco October 12, 2015 @ 9:35 AM
A new interview with the madman behind Mad Max, George Miller, has revealed a few surprising insights for the slew of upcoming sequels that the success of Fury Road rendered all but inevitable. Most notable among them, the bespectacled Miller stated that he was “not sure” that Furiosa would reappear in any Mad Maxes to come

‘John Wick’ Directing Duo Chad Stahelski and David Leitch Split for ‘John Wick 2’ and ‘The Coldest City’

by Britt Hayes October 2, 2015 @ 5:18 PM
John Wick’s success is largely owed to the directing power of Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, the duo who used their years of experience as stunt coordinators to really amp up the action. The guys have two upcoming action films — John Wick 2 and The Coldest City — but only so much time for both, so Stahelski and Leitch have decided to divide and conquer, with each of them taking on one project instead of two.

‘Dark Places’ Trailer: Charlize Theron Survives a Massacre and Joins the Kill Club

by Britt Hayes June 18, 2015 @ 6:08 PM
The first U.S. trailer for Dark Places has finally arrived, featuring Charlize Theron in the latest film adaptation of one of best-selling author Gillian Flynn’s novels. Flynn also wrote the novel (and subsequent screenplay) for last year’s Gone Girl, though it doesn’t seem like Dark Places is going to be as big of a hit — the film is currently available on DirecTV almost two months ahead of its theatrical release.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Hero Furiosa Inspires Beautiful Art

by Casey Gilly May 29, 2015 @ 1:00 PM | ComicsAlliance
Within hours of Mad Max: Fury Road hitting theaters, Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram exploded with fan art featuring the neon wasteland desert and its high octane inhabitants. One character, though, inspired artists like no other --- Imperator Furiosa, the steely warrior of Immortan Joe's army. ComicsAlliance has compiled a collection of our favorites, including a brand-new piece by the talented Greg Ruth, and an exquisite black and white sketch by Jamie McKelvie.

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Feminism Upsets Men’s Rights Activists, and That’s a Good Thing

by Britt Hayes May 13, 2015 @ 1:34 PM
Men’s Rights Activists (aka MRAs) are a quaint, primitive little group, one that preaches insidious ideals about oppressing women and rejecting social justice. Their latest crusade targets Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller’s long-awaited new installment in his beloved Mad Max franchise. It appears that the MRAs have fallen victim to a bait and switch: this film isn’t the explosive action flick they were promised (but it is); instead, it’s a movie with a feminist propaganda.