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Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are enchanting in Carol

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 9, 2015 19:52:57 September 9, 2015 19:52:57
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I know, I know, “enchanting” is a stupid word, but I don’t know how else to describe it. The US trailer for Carol, based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel about a mid-century lesbian romance, just came out and it IS enchanting. It’s so beautiful in its period detail and mustard-lit color scheme—giving it the look of an early Kodachrome photograph in which primary colors pop and everything else looks washed out and sallow—and with The Incomparable Cate doing a blown-out smoker’s voice in narration, it’s instantly evocative. Full Story

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Awards Season Kick-off: TIFF Preview 2015

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 9, 2015 14:13:17 September 9, 2015 14:13:17
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The last time I was in Canada I gave Lainey the gears because Canada’s money seemed fake and like something from Monopoly. I went to the bank yesterday to get some fake Canada money for my trip to TIFF and somehow, despite redesigning the paper bills, it’s still adorably pretend board game money. Full Story

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Not Jason Statham in The Transporter Refueled

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 8, 2015 19:53:27 September 8, 2015 19:53:27
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I went to see this movie on a Saturday during a holiday weekend so I was kind of surprised to find that I was the only person in the theater for The Transporter Refueled. That’s consistent with the movie’s unimpressive box office, but I figured there would be at least a couple other people in there, if only to escape the heat. Full Story

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Leo and his bonafide at the fair

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2015 16:58:20 September 8, 2015 16:58:20
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Leonardo DiCaprio and his current bonafide, Kelly Rohrbach, were papped at the Malibu fair on Sunday. He must not have known because otherwise, he’d be walking around with a trash bag over his head. Oscar the Grouch, but way less cute…now. According to the photographer who was there, Leo and Kelly were holding hands and kissing as they went on rides together. Full Story

Rachel in Telluride

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2015 16:03:11 September 8, 2015 16:03:11
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Rachel McAdams was at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend promoting Spotlight. Spotlight is receiving solid reviews coming out of Telluride and Venice and will screen at TIFF this weekend, continuing to build momentum for an Oscar run. And if it holds up, that’ll be the second ensemble in a row led by Michael Keaton to go to the show. Full Story

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Eddie on repeat?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2015 15:21:38 September 8, 2015 15:21:38
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The Danish Girl premiered in Venice this weekend. Eddie Redmayne was there with co-star Alicia Vikander and his wife, Hannah Bagshawe. As expected, Eddie’s performance is generating Oscar buzz. Experts are predicting he’ll get another nomination. Some are speculating as to whether he might go 2 for 2 and actually win back-to-back Best Actor trophies. Full Story

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Tom’s Chinese Labour Day

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 8, 2015 14:46:51 September 8, 2015 14:46:51
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Tom Cruise was in Shanghai and Beijing this weekend to promote Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. So far, Rogue Nation has grossed over $500 million worldwide without Chinese cash money. The movie opens there on Tuesday where it’s expected to take in at least another $100 million, probably more. Full Story

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Johnny’s big shoes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2015 14:08:52 September 8, 2015 14:08:52
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Johnny Depp went to Venice for Black Mass and he stayed to support Amber Heard on the carpet because she has a part in The Danish Girl. The Danish Girl features Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander who’s getting a lot of attention for her performance in the film. As you know, all year they’ve been calling for Alicia to break out, not unlike the way they used to hype Jessica Chastain. Full Story

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Bella & Anastasia: same place, same time…oh and Amber Heard

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 4, 2015 19:26:47 September 4, 2015 19:26:47
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Kristen Stewart arrived in Venice with a dark lip today. I love a dark, DARK lip. Every time I wear a dark lip for The Social people email to ask what it is. In my experience, it’s never just one colour. The artists are always blending several different pencils and lipsticks. Full Story

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Film Review: Z For Zachariah

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 4, 2015 18:56:07 September 4, 2015 18:56:07
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If you have any doubts that Margot Robbie can act, or that Chiwetel Ejiofor is one of the very best actors of his generation, or that Chris Pine is a cut above your average Franchise Chris, Z For Zachariah will lay those doubts to rest. The three of them—the only three people in the entire film—are very good as maybe the last people on Earth, with Ejiofor going above and beyond and delivering a killer performance that is sure to be overlooked because this film is so small and weird no one will see it. Full Story

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Le Sauvage in Venice

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 4, 2015 18:20:15 September 4, 2015 18:20:15
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Johnny Depp is in Venice today, seen here at the Black Mass photo call looking…sauvage. And not in the Khal Drogo way either. Earlier this week, just in time to promote the film, Dior dropped the first ad for their Sauvage fragrance, starring Johnny Depp, the wannabe rock star. Full Story

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