I am trying to figure out what to make of the trailer for “Miss Meadows,” Katie Holmes’s new movie, in which she plays a schoolteacher who spends her spare time as a hyperviolent vigilante. I am all for Holmes getting her career back on track after a lot of strange choices and the lacuna of her marriage to Tom Cruise, though I am not sure this is going to do it for her. Her performance in “The Giver,” by contrast, plays on the idea of her blankness in a productive way: The movie is awful, but watching emotions force their way through the facade Holmes has built for her character is effectively unnerving. This brings us to our question of the day: If you could wave a magic wand and fix one actor’s career, whose would it be, and what would you do to make it better?


Katie Holmes and Alexander Skarsgard star in “The Giver.” (David Bloomer/The Weinstein Company)

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•”The Simpsons” marathon will include scenes that were eliminated when the show first went into syndication.

•Emma Stone is headed to Broadway.

•Netflix might be co-producing a show about Charles Dickens, expanding its collaborations with other outlets.

•NFL Now comes to Apple TV.

•We will be getting more “Masters of Sex” and “Ray Donovan.”

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All “Star Wars” everything.

•The We Need Diverse Books campaign hits NPR.

Have a look at the new season of “American Horror Story.”

•Go work for io9!

Alyssa Rosenberg blogs about pop culture for The Washington Post's Opinions section.