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Now this is how you tease a movie with Matt Damon & Jessica Chastain

August 5, 2015 15:30:08 Posted at August 5, 2015 15:30:08
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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SPW/ Splash News

Yesterday I expressed annoyance with Zoolander 2 for wasting everyone’s time (and Paramount’s money) with a teaser trailer that was nothing. If you can’t illuminate some aspect of the film itself, don’t bother—wait until you actually have something to say about your movie before opening your digital mouth and demanding our attention. Full Story

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Photos of Brange By The Sea

August 5, 2015 14:22:34 Posted at August 5, 2015 14:22:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Brange’s By The Sea, written and directed by Angelina Jolie Pitt and starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, opens in November. We were hoping the film would hit the festival circuits, giving us some Pitt Porn in Venice and Toronto. That’s not happening. They’re just going to drop it on us when it’s scheduled to drop on us, and basically when award season really gets going and the top contenders start to emerge. Full Story

Deadpool: Ryan Reynolds might actually have pulled this off

August 5, 2015 14:11:13 Posted at August 5, 2015 14:11:13
Sarah Posted by Sarah

No one has had worse luck with superhero movies than Ryan Reynolds. He’s been in three superhero movies of varying levels of bad—Blade: Trinity, hilariously awful; Wolverine: Origins, spectacularly bad; Green Lantern, disastrous—and if you add the completely misguided R.I.P.D., a non-superhero comic book adaptation to his roster, he’s 0-4. Full Story

This man is not Bond and no one understands

August 4, 2015 20:49:43 Posted at August 4, 2015 20:49:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Needed this on a sh-tty day… Idris Elba covers Maxim. And they point out that he probably won’t be the next James Bond – right now it’s looking like it could be Damian Lewis because…I don’t know why. I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t think Idris Elba wouldn’t be a perfect Bond. Full Story

“The Living Manifestation of Destiny”

August 4, 2015 15:44:32 Posted at August 4, 2015 15:44:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Have you seen Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation yet? I’ve seen it twice now – went again yesterday. And it’s just as fun the second time. That’s not an original statement either. The movie is critically acclaimed and it exceeded box office projections, by all accounts a major success for Tom Cruise, the “living manifestation of destiny”. Full Story

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Zoolander 2 (2oolander?) has a teaser that is nothing

August 4, 2015 14:23:19 Posted at August 4, 2015 14:23:19
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Zoolander 2 is currently slated for release on February 12, 2016, which is a little over six months away. A burial in the February boneyard of cinematic crap is not a confidence builder, but then, the new teaser trailer for Zoolander II doesn’t commit to that date, instead saying only “Coming in 2016”. Full Story

Johnny Depp is too exhausting to sustain interest in Black Mass

July 31, 2015 14:16:58 Posted at July 31, 2015 14:16:58
Sarah Posted by Sarah

The downside of Johnny Depp always doing weird voices and wearing elaborate makeup for his film roles is that it has killed the magic of his performances. I LOVED Johnny Depp for years and years—he was one of my favorites when I started writing for this site—but he has killed my appreciation for his art with his constant stream of weirdo performances and his scarfy evolution (scarfolution) into a parody of himself. Full Story

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Kristen Stewart before Ultra

July 30, 2015 17:00:54 Posted at July 30, 2015 17:00:54
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Pacific Coast News

Kristen Stewart’s new movie, American Ultra, opens in a few weeks, which means she will shortly be hitting the road to promote it—with Jesse Eisenberg. If ever there was a press tour with a high probability of going off the rails,  it’s this one. Full Story

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Room the movie

July 30, 2015 16:06:14 Posted at July 30, 2015 16:06:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Have you read Emma Donoghue’s Room? I reviewed the book a few years ago – click here to read that post. I met Emma Donoghue. Heard her speak at an event at my alma mater, Western University. She was asked to talk for 7 minutes about creativity. Full Story

Spotlight at the top

July 29, 2015 20:03:30 Posted at July 29, 2015 20:03:30
Sarah Posted by Sarah

We must be approaching award season because the fall festivals have announced their lineups, led by TIFF, and now we’re starting to get trailers for the Oscar baity movies we’ll be watching in the fall. There’s a lot of good-looking stuff coming up, but the one film I’m most looking forward to—and have been since it was first announced—is Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight, about the Boston Globe breaking the story of the Catholic priest sex abuse scandal. Full Story

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