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M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 1, 2015 17:18:55 October 1, 2015 17:18:55
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To say that The Visit is M. Night Shyamalan’s return to form isn’t saying much, because 1) few filmmakers have fallen further than Shyamalan in public opinion, and 2) it’s only a so-so movie. But it is certainly better than anything Shyamalan has made in years, and it shows some signs of the things that made him such a promising writer and director in the first place. Full Story

Joaquin & Moby

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 1, 2015 15:57:08 October 1, 2015 15:57:08
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Frazer Harrison/ Jason Kempin/ Steve Granitz/ Kevin Winter/ Todd Williamson/ Getty Images

Answer honestly: how curious are you about this conversation? How badly would you have wanted to eavesdrop on Joaquin Phoenix and Moby? Joaquin joined his ma and sisters last night at the PETA 35th anniversary event in honour of River Phoenix. They named an award after him. Joaquin was last seen in Woody Allen’s Irrational Man with Emma Stone. Full Story

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Matt feels Ben’s pain

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 1, 2015 15:16:34 October 1, 2015 15:16:34
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The Martian comes out tomorrow. Variety reports that it’s been outselling Gravity in advance tickets. Some are projecting an opening weekend box office in the low $40s and others are thinking it might go all the way into the $50s. Oh and NASA told us they found water or something on Mars this weekend. Full Story

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Concussion could be American Sniper?

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 30, 2015 20:15:20 September 30, 2015 20:15:20

The New York Film Festival is underway and TIFF just wrapped but AFI Fest is betting big on the stars. Having already secured the premieres and awards season campaign launches of the Brange's By the Sea and the Brad Pitt-Ryan Gosling-Christian Bale-Steve Carell-led The Big Short Full Story

No longer newlyweds

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 30, 2015 19:44:49 September 30, 2015 19:44:49
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The year is the limit, right? After a year, you can’t call yourself a newlywed anymore? How about the term “new mom”? A year too, right? Amal and George Clooney, the no-longer newlyweds were in New York last night to celebrate the 15th anniversary of O Brother, Where Art Thou. Full Story

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Beeba Boys

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 30, 2015 15:41:32 September 30, 2015 15:41:32

Deepa Mehta is the original gangster. Really. Best known for her philosophical and provocative work with films like Midnight's Children or Water, Beeba Boys marks a huge departure for Deepa in that it's her version of The Departed meets Scarface. Beeba Boys profiles rival Sikh gangs in Vancouver and exposes their culture of drugs, guns, honour and blondes. Full Story

Matt Damon’s career in 8 minutes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 30, 2015 15:16:07 September 30, 2015 15:16:07
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Matt Damon was on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night acting out his career in 8 minutes. They opened with Good Will Hunting which, I mean, I understand, you want to open strong. But I would have moved Bourne up to the top and maybe ended with “apples”, although I’m wondering if it was more a logistical set decision and not editorial because of that sliding glass screen. Full Story

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Keanu travels with his girlfriend

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 30, 2015 14:41:00 September 30, 2015 14:41:00
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Keanu Reeves is in Japan to promote John Wick. Have you seen John Wick? It’s amazing. It’s amazing in theatre. It’s really amazing on a plane. And it gets even better when you watch it again at home on a Friday night at 2am. A couple of weeks ago, Keanu was papped outside the Chateau Marmont kissing a woman before getting into a car with her and driving off. Full Story

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Susan Sarandon in The Meddler

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 29, 2015 17:25:08 September 29, 2015 17:25:08
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Susan Sarandon has been playing mom for years. Stepmom, Tammy, Speed Racer, even the half-baked About Ray, click here to see Sarah's review, it’s not something she shies away from… and it’s something she embraces in The Meddler, the most well-rounded and true-to-life mother figure she’s ever played. Full Story

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Walk

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 29, 2015 14:51:20 September 29, 2015 14:51:20
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At one point in The Walk, as Philippe Petit steps onto a high wire strung between the towers of the World Trade Center, clouds roll in and obscure the view of New York City, leaving only Petit’s foot in frame as he steps onto the wire, which seems to stretch endlessly into nothing. It’s a striking image, especially when viewed in IMAX 3D, which adds an almost tangible depth to the vast nothing below Petit. Full Story

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Leo holds hands without a dumpster

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 29, 2015 14:13:45 September 29, 2015 14:13:45
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Felipe Ramales/ Splash News

Leonardo DiCaprio spent the weekend in New York. On Sunday he was papped walking down the street with current bonafide, Kelly Rohrbach. He made no attempt to cover his face. He didn’t run around looking for a trash bin to jump into to avoid being photographed. Instead, he just kept walking with his turned out feet and his hippy gait (he’s a hip-swinger), and holding her hand, smiling. Full Story