Who needs James Bond? We've got Charlize Theron

(CNN)It's hard not to want to discuss Charlize Theron and James Bond in the same breath. Her moves as a spy in the new thriller "Atomic Blonde" lend themselves to the comparison, not to mention her "Snow White and the Huntsman" co-star Chris Hemsworth endorsing her to W Magazine to become the first female Bond. "She's embodies every sort of ounce of strength and nobility and dignity and integrity that that character should have," Hemsworth said. Plus, there is all the talk about whether or not Daniel Craig will be returning to the "007" franchise, and who will succeed him once he hangs up his tuxedo. Related: New 'James Bond' movie announced, but no word yet on who will star Here's why Theron makes us worry less about that: Females are strong as hell Movie Pass: Charlize Theron in "Atomic Blonde" As Lorraine Broughton in "Atomic Blonde," Theron drives, shoots, […] Read more »

2018 Pirelli Calendar features an all-black cast

(CNN)The 2018 Pirelli Calendar features an all-black cast of models, artists, musicians, comedians and actors. Acclaimed photographer Tim Walker and incoming British Vogue editor Edward Enninful partnered to recreate and capture "the surreal world of dreams" invoked in Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." The subjects for the 2018 calendar include a diverse crew of black celebrities, including supermodel Naomi Campbell as The Royal Beheader, drag icon RuPaul as the Queen of Hearts and rapper Lil Yachty as a member of The Queen's Guard.       The Pirelli calendar was developed decades ago by the tire company as an annual showcase of female beauty. In recent years, however, it has redefined itself by creating images that provide social commentary. The calendar is not sold to the public, but instead gifted to celebrities and insiders in various industries.   The 2017 calendar celebrated powerful women and featured some Hollywood's biggest […] Read more »

'The Defiant Ones:' HBO's star-studded ride through music history

(CNN)Featuring a who's who of music stars that have crossed Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's paths, "The Defiant Ones" is a slick, ambitious four-part HBO documentary, charting the parallel rise and friendship of the two producers. While occasionally guilty of pushing his protagonists' legendary reps a bit too hard, director Allen Hughes delivers a pair of Horatio Alger stories in one fascinating package. Both are credited with tenacious instincts and a golden gut, such as Iovine recognizing that the song "Because the Night," an afterthought to Springsteen, would be a hit if Patti Smith recorded it. Hughes (whose directing credits include the features "Menace II Society" and "From Hell" with brother Albert) has shot the documentary in a brisk, cinematic fashion, using rapid cuts between interview subjects and the musical score (which includes the theme from "The Untouchables") to add a sense of urgency to this unfolding history. Although the […] Read more »

The NBA Draft shows just how far men's fashion has come since 2003

Apparently, America had a fabric surplus. Image: NBAE/Getty Images June 2003: A time when 50 Cent's "21 Questions" ruled the pop charts, Charlie's Angles: Full Throttle ruled the box office, and young men favored very, VERY baggy suits. Thankfully, we've come a long way since, as evidenced by this comparison that circulated on Twitter during Thursday's NBA Draft. 2003 vs. 2017 #NBADraft suit game. pic.twitter.com/Yemyf137aW 120 Sports (@120Sports) June 22, 2017 That top pic is the draft class of 2003, featuring LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, among others. Look at their suits! Look at their pants! The entire draft was either sponsored by JNCO jeans, or the John Gotti look was very much in style. Maybe both. Now look at the bottom pic. That's the draft class of 2017. Much less fabric involved, resulting in a much better look. 2003 was a special time, and we're not done […] Read more »

'Stranger Things' Season 2 will explain what's wrong with Mike

Now that filming has wrapped on the second season of Stranger Things, fans are already dying to know what comes next for the Netflix series. Given how secretive the production was, though, getting your hands on any solid information was a difficult thing to do until now. The cast of Stranger Things joined creators Matt and Ross Duffer, along with director and executive producer Shawn Levy, on the red carpet at the show's Emmy For Your Consideration event and came prepared to drop some major hints about what to expect from the upcoming season. SEE ALSO: 'Stranger Things' Season 2 won't have a Barb resurrection, thank goodness Picking up a year after the events of Season 1 Season 2 is centered around Halloween Matt Duffer hints that while all may seem good with the group of friends that battled the Demogorgon to save Will Byers (Noah Schnepp), looks can be […] Read more »

How to have a good time at 'Alien: Covenant': A 5-step guide

For starters, it helps if you're actually looking at the screen instead of ... whatever that is. A can lid? Image: 20th Century Fox The reviews are in, and they're ... well. Much like Prometheus before it, Alien: Covenant is turning out to be a severely polarizing movie. But that doesn't mean Alien: Covenant isn't worth seeing, or that you won't like it. You just need to know how to like it. That's where we come in. SEE ALSO: Rick and Morty discover key to defeating 'Alien' facehuggers Much of the mixed reaction to Alien: Covenant seems to stem from the fact that it's not necessarily the movie that Alien fans were expecting. So we're to run down everything you need for a guaranteed* good time at Alien: Covenant. (* Note: good time not actually guaranteed. See #6.) 1. Don't expect a classic Alien movie This guy isn't in the […] Read more »

'Snatched' is classic Schumer humor without the heart of 'Trainwreck'

It's been two years' since Amy Schumer's critically-acclaimed Trainwreck, and the comedian has hardly become complacent. In the interim, Schumer won an Emmy and then wrapped a season of Inside Amy Schumer, published The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, and wrote a screenplay with Jennifer Lawrence. Her latest film venture, the mother-daughter buddy-com Snatched, co-starring Goldie Hawn, isn't a Trainwreck-level breakthrough, and Schumer is in a much brighter public spotlight than she was in 2015. Mashable's Angie Han described the film as a "wasted opportunity" in which the leads outshine the story, and critics generally agreed that there is little beyond the surface. Find out what critics thought of Snatched below. SEE ALSO: Amy Schumer's 'Snatched' wants to be funny and emotional, but only succeeds at one of those things   Schumer & Hawn Owen Glieberman, Variety: Schumer is a virtuoso of cringe comedy. When her character, Emily, gets […] Read more »