Movie Reviews and Previews Articles
Okay, as you may have gleaned from life and people who sing Rent on the subway, there are several tiers of musical theatre fans. Some who think they love musicals because they watched the VHS tape of Annie, and another version who performed in Pippin growing up and will defend it to the death, and the third version is people who are into musicals you’ve never heard of and have reams of Broadway sheet music stuffed into drawers in their homes and understand the meaning of “recitative”. Full Story
It’s happened before—a critic doesn’t like the latest popular superhero movie and tanks its 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and fanboys flip out and say a bunch of totally over the top, inappropriate stuff in the comments section, embarrassing themselves and second-hand embarrassing nerds at large. Full Story
The best article I read yesterday was about Bill Murray. Murray’s film St Vincent will be screening at TIFF. The festival wants to also take the opportunity at the gala to honour Murray’s career. Only no one was able to find him. Because, as you know, Bill Murray isn’t available like that. It’s legendary now how Murray lives his life – disconnected from Hollywood, absent from the carpet, but more likely to show up at some random person’s wedding and give a speech.
Apparently a search committee, that included Harvey Weinstein, had to be formed to track Murray down. So he didn’t jump when Harvey said “call me back”? LOVE that.
St Vincent was originally intended for Jack Nicholson and written in collaboration with him. Read Full Intro
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Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey were at Comic-Con this year to present the new trailer for Interstellar. It was a first time for both. Nolan’s one of those directors who doesn’t give anything away before a film’s release. Scripts are said to be hand delivered and actors supposedly have to read them while the person waits outside so that there are never any copies that can potentially be leaked. Full Story
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Check out my #1, Oscar Isaac, at an event in New York earlier this week. Oscar’s been working on Star Wars VII. Before that he was shooting A Most Violent Year, scheduled for release in November, with some talk of possible award season inclusion. Yesterday it was announced that Oscar will star in the upcoming HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero based on the true story of Nick Wasicsko who was, in the late 80s, then the youngest mayor in America. Full Story
YASSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!! Fried rice for breakfast is really good too. Actually, rice with almost anything is good for breakfast. Rice with raw fish? Definitely. Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult are together in Japan to start work on their film Equals. Someone posted these two shots on Twitter here Full Story
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Is Ethan Hawke your re-boyfriend yet? If you say no, is it because you haven’t seen Boyhood? See it. Then be the contrarian. I know the type. The film has received near universal acclaim, currently sitting at a 99% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But some people just get ruined by hype. Full Story
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While Justin Bieber was fronting like he’s all big and bad in Orlando Bloom’s face last night, Selena Gomez was at the Hollywood premiere for her new movie Behaving Badly. It’s a bad title. It looks like a really bad movie. Maybe that’s why she seems so …uncomfortable? Let’s play Photo Assumption and make some baseless suggestions about why she looks so clenched. Full Story
It was a great weekend for Scarlett Johansson. It’s a wonderful time for Scarlett Johansson. Lucy exceeded expectations at the box office, coming in at #1 with almost $45 million and overpowering Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s Hercules. And this just a couple of weeks after Sarah posted this article Full Story
A few days ago THR reported that Joaquin Phoenix and Marvel are in negotiations for him to play Dr Strange. I mean, he’s definitely right for it. On talent, he could totally do it. Of course he could. But… is Joaquin Phoenix a Company Man? Think of how RDJ is a Company Man now for Marvel. Full Story
Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy was originally scheduled to open later. But, as Sarah wrote back in May, the studio moved up the release date to avoid Guardians Of The Galaxy. And it was the right move. Because Scarjo took out The Rock!
$44 million! Do you remember even seeing a red carpet or any kind of publicity tour for that film? Nope. She’s pregnant. She hasn’t been hustling. And the reviews weren’t great for Lucy either. But reviews aren’t great for many male-driven action movies. So if doesn’t matter for the men, why should it matter for the women?
Few women can topline this kind of feature. Read Full Intro
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First, Marvel’s panel started nearly twenty minutes late. Then, they didn’t announce anything new, except that the Guardians of the Galaxy’s pre-destined sequel will open on July 28, 2017. There was no news on Dr. Strange, or long-awaited confirmation of a Black Panther and/or Captain Marvel movie. Full Story
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Warner Brothers did a good job of keeping the appearance of Zack Snyder and comics’ Holy Trinity (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman) a secret in the run up to their panel on Saturday morning in Hall H. When Snyder took the stage and introduced his trio of stars, it felt like a legit surprise, and made for a great Hall H moment—the first time the Trinity has appeared together. Full Story
Sarah has written at length about Comic-Con strategy – how often false hype can be generated out of San Diego (Sucker Punch) that ultimately leads to disappointment. But Comic-Con can also be a legitimate momentum build, especially for projects that seemed worrisome, projects that may have been burdened by the weight of expectation. Full Story