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Sean Penn: the Geriaction Gunman

March 24, 2015 15:36:21 Posted at March 24, 2015 15:36:21
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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I misjudged The Gunman based on its trailer. I thought it was going to be a preachy political thriller, but it’s actually a Taken knock-off with Sean Penn starring as Liam Neeson Revenge Man. Oh, there’s some moralizing—undoubtedly Penn used his power as producer and co-writer to tack on the geopolitical sermonizing—but The Gunman is more an attempt to reimagine Penn’s career as a 50+ action star a la Tom Cruise and Neeson than it is serious reflection on the current state of global affairs. Full Story

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The 2 Tom Cruises

March 24, 2015 15:09:44 Posted at March 24, 2015 15:09:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I love the Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation trailer that Sarah posted yesterday – click here for a refresher. As she wrote, it’s pure ridiculous action movie fun. It knows exactly what it is. It doesn’t aim to be anything more. And Tom Cruise’s level of frustration when he delivers the final line – “the other door!” – is perfect. Full Story

JLO & Slum Bear at Home

March 23, 2015 16:33:10 Posted at March 23, 2015 16:33:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jennifer Lopez and her kids, Emme and Max, were at the Home premiere in LA yesterday. That’s why she only took it to a level 5 on the hard-posing with the open mouth. You know who else was there? Her best friend, Leah Remini. And… Casper Smart, the Slum Bear. For months JLO’s been fronting like that’s not a thing anymore. Full Story

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Shailene Woodley in Insurgent review

March 23, 2015 15:10:48 Posted at March 23, 2015 15:10:48
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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This may be the most challenging review I’ve ever written. For one thing, YA dystopia stories are not my bag. For another, I have neither read nor seen Divergent, so I’m walking into this franchise blind, as it were. And finally, Insurgent isn’t a real movie, so I’m not sure how to go about reviewing it. Full Story

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Ryan Reynolds confirms it’s James

March 20, 2015 14:58:04 Posted at March 20, 2015 14:58:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey

We’ve known that it’s James for a while now. But we’ve never heard it from Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds…until now. Reynolds is doing press for The Woman In Gold, opening April 1. Jesus, it is April already??? Anyway, during an interview with The Today Show, Ryan confirmed that his daughter’s name is indeed JAMES. Full Story

Cara is Margo

March 19, 2015 21:07:09 Posted at March 19, 2015 21:07:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Model becomes an actress. You’re like, whatever, because you still remember seeing Cindy Crawford in Fair Game. Nine times out of ten I would agree with you. But my best memory from TIFF 2014 was that I found out that Cara Delevingne can act. It was a film called The Face Of An Angel. Totally forgettable. Full Story

The Avengers must be playing baseball

March 19, 2015 19:34:05 Posted at March 19, 2015 19:34:05
Sarah Posted by Sarah

That’s my takeaway from the new extended TV spot for Avengers: Age of Ultron—they must be playing baseball. This spot features a lot of new footage, including Thor swinging for the fences using his hammer as the bat and Captain America’s shield as the ball. Easily the two coolest moments are when Thor grand-slams Cap’s shield and when Cap chucks his motorcycle into an oncoming truckload of bad guys. Full Story

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Chris Evans goes for a burger

March 19, 2015 15:19:50 Posted at March 19, 2015 15:19:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Sarah and I went for a switch today. She wrote about my #1 Oscar Isaac. And I'm writing about Chris Evans. She goes on and off on him. But the hope is always there. Which is why she was so pissed when she saw these shots of him leaving Fatburger in sweats. Something about how the top muscles don't match the lean legs. Full Story

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Oscar Isaac has magnificent hair

March 19, 2015 15:00:11 Posted at March 19, 2015 15:00:11
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Oscar Isaac covers the new issue of Details, in advance of his new movie Ex Machina, and oh my god, LOOK AT HIS MAGNIFICENT HAIR. Why have I never noticed this before? Perhaps it’s the length, and/or the fact that it isn’t shellacked to his head. Full Story

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

The Divergent Series: Insurgent opens this weekend. Shailene Woodley and Theo James have been on promotion for it for the last couple of weeks. As you know, if you’ve been reading this blog for a few years, I was big on the first book (review here), then medium on the second book (review here), and it took me five days to read the final installment when I would have happily pulled an all-nighter to finish if I had to (review here).

Maybe the movies are going in the opposite direction? For me, the first movie was practically unwatchable.  Read Full Intro

Pretty Woman 25

March 18, 2015 19:36:02 Posted at March 18, 2015 19:36:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Well colour me happy… Pretty Woman is 25 years old! DUANAAAAAA!!! I didn’t even bother writing to her about this article because I knew we were going to fight over it, because we always fight over Julia Roberts, and I didn’t want her to have it. Look. It’s not a movie you’re supposed to approve of anymore; it’s just so wrong, the idea of it is just so wrong…OK, OK. Full Story

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Pac-Man is here for revenge

March 18, 2015 17:59:38 Posted at March 18, 2015 17:59:38
Sarah Posted by Sarah

On paper, I should be all over Pixels. It’s a space invasion movie but the aliens are video game characters, it stars Peter Dinklage with a rocking mullet, and that “Pac-Man is a bad guy?” joke is great. But the first trailer is here and I can’t get into it. Yes, Dinklage (and his mullet) is present, but so is Adam Sandler. Full Story

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Oscar Isaac has a creepy robot

March 18, 2015 15:49:01 Posted at March 18, 2015 15:49:01
Sarah Posted by Sarah

One of the most intriguing movies coming up is Ex Machina, the directorial debut of sci-fi writer Alex Garland, who has written some of the better sci-fi movies of the last fifteen years, including Sunshine and Never Let Me Go. He wrote the screenplay for Ex Machina as well, and it looks like his best film yet. Full Story