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Welcome back to our American friends returning from Thanksgiving. We were business as usual yesterday here if you want to get caught up.
Today is for the nerds. Because the first Star Wars 7 teaser trailer will be released in select theatres and iTunes. It will run 88 seconds. It is expected to dominate social media. It’s our introduction to how JJ Abrams will be handling The Force.
Sarah’s the proud nerd here at LaineyGossip so she’ll be posting about it later, hoping we’ll be able to find an embeddable version.
In the meantime, are you shopping? Or are you waiting for Monday to do it online? Sasha and I have something for you on Monday if you’re holding off until after the weekend. We’re finalising things this weekend and can’t wait to share with you – for a good cause!
Have a great weekend!
Yours in gossip,
It’s Black Friday here in the US, the day after Thanksgiving, during which we participate in the ritual sacrifice of holiday shoppers so that the old gods may be appeased and the winter will be a short one. Naturally, on a day dedicated to commerce and conspicuous consumption, Disney decided it was as good a time as any to premiere the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Full Story
I still haven’t seen Avatar. Didn’t care, don’t care.
Avatar was a big f-cking deal…for 6 months. But, really, who cares about Avatar anymore? Do people really sit around, impatiently, waiting for new Avatars? There are three new Avatar movies coming out in 2016, 2017, and 2018. James Cameron is promising that they will blow your ass out:
"I can tell you one thing about them," Cameron laughs when Empire nonchalantly enquiries about storylines. "They're gonna be bitchin'. You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open." (Source)
Who even says that anymore???
“Bitchin’”, and its irrelevance, pretty much sums that up for me. Read Full Intro
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Jake Gyllenhaal’s interview on Letterman aired last night. He’s adorable. The entire time he’s adorable. So I’ve posted the full clip for you at the bottom of this post and, since it’s a slow day, I recommend watching all of it. Jake and Dave have great chemistry. Full Story
Johnny Depp covers the new DETAILS. Into The Woods is coming out soon. He plays the Big Bad Wolf. So this interview is about how he doesn’t give a f-ck anymore. Even though his last few movies took a dump at the box office, Johnny Depp isn’t just over it, he was never a part of it. He is beyond criticism. Full Story
In addition to Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon was also one of the surprise names left off the list of Independent Spirit Award nominees. Reese is considered to be in the second position, after Julianne Moore, for Best Actress Oscar nominee for her performance in Wild. And if we’re working on the McConaissance plan (his agent, Jim Toth, is her husband), ideally she’d be at the Spirits the night before Oscar Sunday. Full Story
Angelina Jolie is in Paris today. She was photographed at Vivement Dimanche in black, smiling at the crowd. Obviously she’s out there promoting Unbroken. And talking about her marriage too. You know that’s what all the entertainment reporters want to discuss. Like, if I was assigned to the Unbroken junket, I’d probably have to get off a question about the wedding too. Full Story
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Everyone was expecting The Imitation Game and Benedict Cumberbatch to be called when the Independent Spirit Award nominations were revealed yesterday. Cumberbatch is considered a top 2 contender for Best Actor Oscar and then there’s the Harvey Weinstein factor. Remember what he did with Silver Linings Playbook? But Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game, and, really, Harvey overall were totally shut out of the Spirits. Full Story
It’s been 22 years since Jurassic Park failed its safety inspection, and Jurassic World, the culmination of John Hammond’s dream for a living-dinosaur theme park, is now open for business. What could possibly go wrong? I mean, besides the dinosaurs getting loose—again—and eating people touring the park—again—and then escaping the island—again—and eating people on the mainland—again. Full Story
Tonight was the UK premiere of Unbroken. Angelina wore white. With a mini-cape. I wish she'd gotten more creative with the footwear but, then again, it's not supposed to be about "fashion" with her. On this night, Angelina Jolie is a filmmaker, a crusader, and a friend to military personnel. Full Story
Joe Wright is a good director. And I did like Hook, with Robin Williams. But this first look at Pan…an origin story… I have some concerns. One concern is Hugh Jackman’s hair. Can you see the wig line – glaringly – across the top of his head in several shots? These are the kinds of details that can become distracting. Full Story