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Cary + Idris on the cover

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 1, 2015 19:29:27 September 1, 2015 19:29:27

How’s this for a pick me up? The new cover of Variety featuring… Cary Fukunaga and Idris Elba. And the good news is that we’re about to see a lot more of them. Cary is the director of Beasts Of No Nation. Idris is one of the stars. They’re taking the film on the festival circuit before it premieres on Netflix in October and then makes a run at Oscar. Full Story

Eddie Redmayne looks PHENOMENAL in The Danish Girl

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 1, 2015 18:54:09 September 1, 2015 18:54:09

The Theory of Everything was so calculated and mercenary in its intentions it might as well have been titled GIVE US OSCARS NOW PLEASE. It was unsubtle, and while yes, Eddie Redmayne was physically convincing as Stephen Hawking as ALS wrecked his body, there was no nuance anywhere in that movie, not even in Redmayne’s performance. Full Story

Will Smith takes on the NFL to get an Oscar

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 1, 2015 17:24:34 September 1, 2015 17:24:34

Yesterday the trailer for Will Smith’s football/head injury movie, creatively titled Concussion, dropped its first trailer, marking its entry into award season. Smith stars as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the man who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, which is the brain disease that sets in after repetitive concussions and head injuries. Full Story

Oh hi Mark Ruffalo!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 1, 2015 16:57:36 September 1, 2015 16:57:36
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I didn’t know there would be new photos of Mark Ruffalo when I namechecked Mark Ruffalo just now in the previous post about Timothy Olyphant but look, here he is arriving in Venice today looking scruffy and rumpled and…delicious. Mark is there because Spotlight is screening out of competition at the Venice Film Festival. Full Story

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Jennifer Aniston…by request

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 1, 2015 16:02:51 September 1, 2015 16:02:51
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The last time I posted photos of Jennifer Aniston on the set of Mother’s Day, mentioning that Timothy Olyphant is playing her ex-husband in the movie, I got yelled at. Some of you were pissed that I didn’t include photos of him. OK but there were no photos of him that day. There are now. Full Story

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“Too street” to be Bond

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 1, 2015 15:14:22 September 1, 2015 15:14:22
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After #BackToHogwarts, Idris Elba is currently the biggest trending topic on Twitter at post time. It’s because Anthony Horowitz who wrote the new Bond book, Trigger Mortis, has offered his opinion to the Daily Mail on whether or not Idris Elba would be a good James Bond: “Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better. Full Story

Emma & Andrew go for lunch

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 31, 2015 19:28:59 August 31, 2015 19:28:59
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Emma Stone’s been shooting La La Land with Ryan Gosling. And there have been all kinds of rumours that she and Ryan are going to happen. If they didn’t happen the two previous times, I’m thinking it’s unlikely to happen now. Also, she’s still with Andrew Garfield, even if they don’t get papped once a week. Full Story

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Brad & Knox at the race track

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 31, 2015 17:28:56 August 31, 2015 17:28:56
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Brad Pitt was in England yesterday at the MotoGP British Grand Prix. He narrated the documentary Hitting The Apex about motorcycle racing that comes out this week. While I think Brad is totally underrated as an actor (he lets everyone else around him be their best, which is an often overlooked talent), I’m not convinced he’s effective as a narrator. Full Story

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Zac Efron is definitely not your friend

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 31, 2015 16:48:33 August 31, 2015 16:48:33
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We Are Your Friends, aka “the Zac Efron DJ movie”, is basically a remake of Saturday Night Fever with EDM substituting for disco and the San Fernando Valley for pre-hipster Brooklyn, and a vast, sucking void where its box office should have been. Full Story

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Alicia Vikander & Michael Fassbender status update

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 28, 2015 17:59:52 August 28, 2015 17:59:52
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STAR Magazine apparently reported in their issue this week that Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender might not be together anymore because he parties too much. I only learned of this from Gossip Cop because they’ve published a counter story calling STAR out on the claim. According to Gossip Cop, who spoke to sources close to Alicia, STAR’s article is “inaccurate”. Full Story

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The blue lightsaber

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 27, 2015 19:47:39 August 27, 2015 19:47:39
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I’m going to go ahead and put a SPOILER warning on this, even though I don’t think anything released by a movie studio as part of marketing counts as a spoiler. But I get tired of spoiler babies crying in my inbox, so SPOILERS, if you’re trying to avoid any and everything relating to New New Star Wars. Full Story

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