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Andy G & Michael Shannon in 99 Homes

October 6, 2015 16:12:32 Posted at October 6, 2015 16:12:32
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Ramin Bahrani’s latest film, 99 Homes, makes for an interesting companion piece to Spotlight and the lesser Sicario, in that all three films deal with disillusionment and the corruption of an idealized system. Spotlight examines the putrid rot at the core of an ancient organization that’s become more interested in silly hats than people, Sicario takes us through the decayed morality of the drug war, and 99 Homes is a nightmarish look at the predatory disenfranchisement of the economic collapse of the late aughts. Full Story

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Ellen Page joins the pointless remake crowd

October 6, 2015 15:07:23 Posted at October 6, 2015 15:07:23
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Remakes have been a part of cinema from the beginning—The Wizard of Oz is a remake—so I’m not going to waste my time complaining about their existence. Movie remakes happen, they’re part of the cinematic landscape. Fine. But if we’re going to remake movies, especially if we’re going to rely on them as staples of the studio slate and not just occasional one-offs, then we need some ground rules, because this sh*t is getting out of hand. Full Story

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Alicia was there

October 5, 2015 15:48:54 Posted at October 5, 2015 15:48:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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A couple of weeks ago, US Weekly reported that Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender broke up. I wrote about how I wasn’t sure about how legit that was at the time – click here for a refresher. Alicia showed up at the Steve Jobs premiere on Saturday. Full Story

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Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs

October 5, 2015 15:21:54 Posted at October 5, 2015 15:21:54
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If Michael Fassbender wins an Oscar for playing Steve Jobs in the film of the same name, he has Ashton Kutcher to thank for it. That’s a joke, of course, but it’s one that Fassbender already made himself at the NYFF Steve Jobs press conference on Saturday. He’s referencing the Kutcher-led Jobs, which was released two years ago Full Story

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Matt’s big weekend

October 5, 2015 14:41:29 Posted at October 5, 2015 14:41:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The Martian won the box office this weekend with a $55 million debut on strong reviews, reaffirming Matt Damon’s movie star power and popularity and lifting the Mars curse. The numbers also improve The Martian’s Oscar chances at being included among the 10 possible Best Picture candidates, just like Gravity. Full Story

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Oscar pate

October 5, 2015 14:02:41 Posted at October 5, 2015 14:02:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Matthew McConaughey was in New York this weekend shooting Gold. They’ve been working on the film since July and are expected to wrap soon. Matthew plays Kenny Wells, always looking for his big break, and ends up partnering with Edgar Ramirez on a gold hunt in Indonesia. They’re hoping to release it next year. Full Story

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Bridget now

October 2, 2015 20:16:34 Posted at October 2, 2015 20:16:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Production on the new Bridget Jones movie, Bridget Jones’s Baby, started a couple of weeks ago in London. The film will NOT be based on the third book in the series but rather on Helen Fielding’s columns. She also worked on the screenplay. Hugh Grant’s Daniel Cleaver is not returning. Full Story

“Does it smell like your mom?”

October 2, 2015 17:06:59 Posted at October 2, 2015 17:06:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth have started promotion for Mockingjay 2, the end of The Hunger Games. All three were with Josh Horowitz for an MTV interview around the “campfire”. And, of course, because it’s Jennifer Lawrence, part of the conversation became about their most disgusting habits. Full Story

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Angsty Andrew Garfield

October 2, 2015 16:36:35 Posted at October 2, 2015 16:36:35
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Should we be worried about Andrew Garfield? The tone of his recent interviews is kind of making me worry about him. Garfield has been promoting his new movie, 99 Homes, which deals with class disparity and all the ways in which lower-income members of society are disadvantaged—often cruelly and deliberately—by a system that benefits by keeping poor people poor. Full Story

How tall is Jake…continued

October 2, 2015 15:03:42 Posted at October 2, 2015 15:03:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I wrote about Jake Gyllenhaal’s height investigation on Starlee Kine’s Mystery Show back in June. Click here for a refresher. He was soooo f-cking cute on that phone call. It was the giggling, it was playfulness, it was practically phone sex in my mind. Full Story

M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit

October 1, 2015 17:18:55 Posted at October 1, 2015 17:18:55
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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To say that The Visit is M. Night Shyamalan’s return to form isn’t saying much, because 1) few filmmakers have fallen further than Shyamalan in public opinion, and 2) it’s only a so-so movie. But it is certainly better than anything Shyamalan has made in years, and it shows some signs of the things that made him such a promising writer and director in the first place. Full Story

Joaquin & Moby

October 1, 2015 15:57:08 Posted at October 1, 2015 15:57:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Answer honestly: how curious are you about this conversation? How badly would you have wanted to eavesdrop on Joaquin Phoenix and Moby? Joaquin joined his ma and sisters last night at the PETA 35th anniversary event in honour of River Phoenix. They named an award after him. Joaquin was last seen in Woody Allen’s Irrational Man with Emma Stone. Full Story

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