Atomic Blonde is an easy sell: It’s Charlize Theron in a stylish spy thriller from one-half of the directing duo behind John Wick. But the first solo directorial effort from David Leitch is a little more James Bond than Blonde Wick — James Blonde, maybe, and that’s not a bad thing. It’s certainly more plot-driven (and at times, slightly convoluted) than John Wick, but no less enjoyable, and though the action scenes are every bit as awesome as you’d hope, it’s not quite the film you might be expecting.
Mississippi duo Rae Sremmurd didn’t take the stage at Hype Hotel for SXSW in Austin, Texas on Friday night (March 20) so much as explode on to it. A wild, exhilarating blast of power and noise, the rap tandem steamrolled through a breathless 45-minute set, the only aim of which was apparently to flatten everything in their paths.