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Rihanna, the Actor

November 16, 2016 16:21:43 Posted at November 16, 2016 16:21:43
Kathleen Posted by Kathleen
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Are we past the point of rolling our eyes at pop stars who also want to be actors? Or is our eye-rolling strictly reserved for Justin Timberlake? New photos of Rihanna in character on set of Bates Motel in Vancouver were released yesterday and while I didn’t roll my eyes at them, I did wonder if she’s capable of solidifying herself as an actress. Full Story

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The Handmaiden is weird heist erotica

November 15, 2016 19:53:37 Posted at November 15, 2016 19:53:37
Sarah Posted by Sarah

After sojourning into making English-language films with (the highly underrated) Stoker, South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook returns to Korea, the place and the language, for his new feature film, The Handmaiden. Adapted by Park and Chung Seo-kyung (also co-writer of Lady Vengeance) from Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, The Handmaiden reimagines the Victorian-era story in 1930s Japan-occupied Korea, and it’s a seamless transition. Full Story

Project Casey

November 15, 2016 19:19:17 Posted at November 15, 2016 19:19:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Manchester By The Sea came out of festival season strong, with outstanding reviews and predictions for Oscar. Most award season experts still agree that Manchester will be nominated for several awards, including Best Picture, but I feel like in the last few weeks, people haven’t been talking about it as much, certainly not as much as La La Land. Full Story

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Patriot’s Day and the escapism bounce

November 15, 2016 16:22:00 Posted at November 15, 2016 16:22:00
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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I’ve said it since the night of the US election—movies are about to get a big escapism bounce. It’s already started, with the first post-election weekend posting box office numbers almost 50% higher than the same frame last year, and it will continue to affect movie turnout as people look to get away from the world for a few hours. Full Story

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Beauty and the CATFACE MCHORNSWAGGLER

November 14, 2016 17:13:38 Posted at November 14, 2016 17:13:38
Sarah Posted by Sarah

After the last week, the live-action Beauty and the Beast is looking like more and more of a sure thing. People are going to be desperate for this kind of escape—indeed, already are— and fantasy films will benefit most of all. It’s into this atmosphere of conflict and despair that Disney dropped the first trailer for Beauty and the Beast: But Real This Time, and if the photos were crazy Full Story

Emma Stone locks it down

November 11, 2016 18:08:39 Posted at November 11, 2016 18:08:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association held an event last night in Hollywood to “celebrate Golden Globe Award season”. Basically it was an excuse to have a party. But the stars show up because they have to lock down their nominations. Emma Stone Full Story

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