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PLEASE be Captain Britain

May 6, 2015 14:40:25 Posted at May 6, 2015 14:40:25
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Yesterday Marvel announced yet another person to add to the pile of people already appearing in Captain America: Civil War, and it’s Sherlock star Martin Freeman in an undisclosed role. Everyone’s making dog pile jokes and wondering how there could possibly be any time for Captain America with so many co-stars, but let’s be real. Full Story

Please stop talking, Jeremy Renner

May 6, 2015 13:58:46 Posted at May 6, 2015 13:58:46
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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I’ve always said Jeremy Renner is good for gossip, and he is certainly giving us something to talk about recently. The Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour was famously peppy, and during an interview Renner and Chris Evans stepped in a pile of internet dog sh*t when they called Black Widow a “slut Full Story

Friday, May 1, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

If you’ve been reading this blog a while, you know I like to get down with a good horny book. And I’ve recommended several. Yesterday on The Social we interviewed filmmaker Laurie Kahn whose documentary Love Between The Covers is screening at Hot Docs this week. 

Love Between The Covers is about horny books – the women who write them and the women who read them. Romance is the most lucrative genre in publishing. Romance authors are regarded as the most inclusive community of writers, supporting and promoting each other and their audience.  Read Full Intro

Russell Crowe directs The Water Diviner

May 1, 2015 17:03:49 Posted at May 1, 2015 17:03:49
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Oh boy does Russell Crowe’s directorial debut ever put the “vanity” in “vanity project”. I cannot imagine a vainer self-directed project, and I say this knowing full well that Chris Evans also has a vanity project coming out this year. Crowe marks his directorial debut with The Water Diviner, in which he also stars, a historical epic about an Australian man who lost his whole family in World War I and then travels to post-Ottoman Turkey to try and find his dead sons and take them back to Australia for burial. Full Story

Michael Fassbender uneasy head

May 1, 2015 15:50:57 Posted at May 1, 2015 15:50:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown It’s from a different Shakespeare play but I’ve always been fascinated by this quote. And I wonder if it’s still true. Because the power now is in the money. And, well, Rupert Murdoch may have had a few sleepless nights here and there but, come on, do you really doubt that he sleeps well? Anyway, the quote. Full Story

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Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, and Bobby Cannavale in Adult Beginners

May 1, 2015 15:32:21 Posted at May 1, 2015 15:32:21
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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If it weren’t for the leading trio of Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, and Bobby Cannavale, Adult Beginners would be a failed pilot at a broadcast network. There’s nothing new or even particularly engaging about it, but those three manage to make it watchable. The story revolves around Jake (Kroll), who returns home with his tail tucked between his legs after a tech venture crashes and burns, obliterating his and everyone he knows’ money. Full Story

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A spoiler-free review of Avengers: Age of Ultron

May 1, 2015 14:06:39 Posted at May 1, 2015 14:06:39
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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The big question when it comes to Avengers: Age of Ultron is whether or not it’s “better” than The Avengers. Short answer—yes. Long answer—also yes. The Avengers is super fun and the end, especially, is a complete thrill. But three years removed from it, let’s all be honest—no one watches the first twenty minutes. Full Story

Don’t forget about Christian Grey

April 30, 2015 20:28:53 Posted at April 30, 2015 20:28:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fifty Shades Of Grey was a smash hit at the box office. There should have been only good news coming out of its theatrical release. Except instead of positive headlines, all the focus was on the fact that they couldn’t get their sh-t together for the sequel(s) because EL James is difficult to work with. Full Story

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Mae Whitman denied a role that was already hers

April 30, 2015 19:10:28 Posted at April 30, 2015 19:10:28
Duana Posted by Duana
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Have you heard about this one? So Mae Whitman played the President’s Daughter in Independence Day. In 1996.   She was 8. Now they’re making Independence Day 2 to come out next year, a full 20 years later. All bets should be off, cast-wise, 20 years later. Who knows who will be available or alive? But in this case, just about everyone is coming back. Full Story

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Two Tom Hardys

April 30, 2015 17:49:15 Posted at April 30, 2015 17:49:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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A trailer for Legend has been released. Tom Hardy plays real life gangster twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. The film is due in September and will likely be yet another showcase of Hardy’s talent since it’s a double performance. At least that’s what they’ll say. Right now though, from this preview, the idea I’m getting is that one brother smolders and the other brother scowls. Full Story

Emma Stone carries “Andrew Garfield”

April 30, 2015 14:15:30 Posted at April 30, 2015 14:15:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Emma Stone was photographed leaving her stylist’s yesterday with several bags, one of them with “Andrew Garfield” written on it. So… Maybe not broken up after all? Petra Flannery works with both Emma and Andrew. And Andrew is currently still shooting Scorsese’s Silence in Taiwan, although that’s supposed to be wrapping up soon. Full Story

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James Franco & Jonah Hill’s True Story

April 29, 2015 19:30:14 Posted at April 29, 2015 19:30:14
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Confession: I almost fell asleep in this movie. Which is, I think, the clearest review I can give it. Starring Jonah Hill and James Franco, True Story is based on the true story (GET IT?) of Michael Finkel, a disgraced journalist who discovers that an accused murderer, Christian Longo, was using his identity while on the lam. Full Story

Does Hawkeye’s goofy song make up for anything?

April 29, 2015 14:56:49 Posted at April 29, 2015 14:56:49
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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The Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour is winding down as the movie hits theaters tomorrow evening, but there are still a few Avengers out making the final push for a movie that really does not need a final push. After last week’s super peppy press tour derailment, this week has seen (mostly) better behavior from the cast. Full Story

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Batfleck & Suicide Squad

April 29, 2015 14:24:39 Posted at April 29, 2015 14:24:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Pacific Coast News

Ben Affleck was photographed in Toronto yesterday on the set of Suicide Squad. Nerd Assumption then is that Batman will be making at least a cameo in the movie. Is Ben Affleck Batman to Suicide Squad what RDJ Iron Man is to the Avengers? I’m too much of a geek neophyte to know whether or not that’s an apt analogy but for those of us who don’t have a PhD in comic books, I could be into this…especially since the Avengers seem to be behaving like Lannisters right now. Full Story

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