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DC wants Tom Cruise because they have no imagination

January 23, 2017 18:29:59 Posted at January 23, 2017 18:29:59
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Friday The Wrap published an alleged short list of actors wanted by Warner Brothers/DC to play the Green Lantern, the character that almost wrecked Ryan Reynolds’ career. That list includes Reynolds—who is probably praying they decide to start over from scratch—as well as Jake Gyllenhaal, Bradley Cooper, Joel McHale, Armie Hammer, and Tom Cruise. Full Story

Mudbound 2018?

January 23, 2017 15:16:42 Posted at January 23, 2017 15:16:42
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At Sundance, back in 2012, Ava DuVernay became the first black woman to win Best Director for her film Middle Of Nowhere. Two years later, she directed Selma, which was the first film directed by a black woman to be nominated for Best Picture, though she was not nominated for Best Director. This year at Sundance, everybody is talking about Full Story

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Chris Pine’s cardigan vest

January 20, 2017 20:13:55 Posted at January 20, 2017 20:13:55
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I know people who have it bad for Chris Pine. This has not been my experience. That’s not to say I can’t with Chris Pine. But that I’ve never actually felt one way or another about him. Full Story

Monster Trucks is a disaster at every turn

January 20, 2017 18:16:00 Posted at January 20, 2017 18:16:00
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Last fall Viacom took a $115 million write-down for an unnamed Paramount movie, but everyone made the leap that Movie X was Monster Trucks, the long-delayed would-be kiddie franchise meant to sell toys. Paramount has the rights to Transformers, but they have to share those profits, including merchandising, with toy manufacturer Hasbro, so they sought to create an original property they could control top to bottom. Full Story

Kristen Stewart, academic

January 20, 2017 17:06:24 Posted at January 20, 2017 17:06:24
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Kristen Stewart is at Sundance to promote Come Swim, a short film she wrote and directed. Just ahead of the premiere, it was revealed that she’d also co-authored an academic paper on the artificial intelligence used during production. Full Story

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James McAvoy is tremendous in Split

January 20, 2017 15:29:27 Posted at January 20, 2017 15:29:27
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Following The Visit, M. Night Shyamalan continues his return to form with Split. It’s his second collaboration with Blumhouse Pictures, and where in The Visit there is discernable friction between Shyamalan’s impulse to go big and Blumhouse’s frugal, lo-fi approach to filmmaking, in Split there is no such tension as Shyamalan combines the best of his cinematic trickery with a more grounded technical approach that keeps him honest as a storyteller. Full Story

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Cressida Bonas in a movie

January 19, 2017 20:13:56 Posted at January 19, 2017 20:13:56
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The Bye Bye Man, alternatively, “I Sat Through The Bye Bye Man So You Don’t Have To”. And I did it mostly because The Bye Bye Man is Cressida Bonas’ feature film debut as an actress. Full Story

Wolverine and Little Wolverine

January 19, 2017 18:23:59 Posted at January 19, 2017 18:23:59
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A new trailer for Logan has arrived, and while it’s not a perfect little film like the first one, it does confirm what the first trailer only hinted at—the little girl, Laura, is in fact X-23, the Logan clone who is currently serving as the comic book version of Wolverine. Full Story