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Straight Outta Compton …to the Oscars?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 17, 2015 17:21:26 August 17, 2015 17:21:26
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As you know now, Straight Outta Compton took the box office this weekend, handily. A $57 million opening…in August. It’s an achievement. And now it’s generating some very loud Oscar buzz. First you need the money. They brought in the money. Then you court the Academy. Well, there was a screening this weekend, and apparently the Academy – at least the members who were there – was impressed. Full Story

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Johnny Depp: the rocker, the Sparrow, and the Mouse

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 17, 2015 16:09:10 August 17, 2015 16:09:10
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Johnny Depp showed up at Disney’s D23 this weekend to promote Pirates 5. On Friday he wore regular clothes, and by regular clothes, I mean a shirt and a vest and some necklaces – but not too many – and a jacket on top and, to me, he’s starting to look like Walt Disney. I can’t look too long at his face. Full Story

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Chris Evans wears tight sweater for Civil War at D23

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 17, 2015 14:22:40 August 17, 2015 14:22:40
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SOME SPOILERS Disney’s in-house fan convention, D23, was this past weekend, and after skipping out on Comic-Con, Marvel showed up with both barrels loaded. After a video message from Benedict Cumberbatch and a teaser for Dr. Strange unveiling some psychedelic concept art, Marvel chief Kevin Feige moved right along to his other 2016 release, Captain America: Civil War (worry not, Cumbercookies, Dr. Full Story

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Joel Edgerton’s The Gift

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 14, 2015 15:43:54 August 14, 2015 15:43:54
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So you know how I was just recently saying that actor-directors are usually bad? Well, funny thing, Joel Edgerton just released his directorial debut, The Gift, and it’s really good. So while yes, fewer actors should become directors, Joel Edgerton gets a pass because he is actually good at it. Full Story

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Jason Segel is gunning for Oscar in The End of the Tour

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 14, 2015 14:36:33 August 14, 2015 14:36:33
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And he is the best part of The End of the Tour, a movie that would have been better served as a play. Based on David Lipskey’s aborted Rolling Stone interview of David Foster Wallace just after Infinite Jest was published—which Lipskey later turned into the book Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself—Tour is pure literary wank that does not make for a compelling film, despite a pair of very good performances. Full Story

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The Black Panther has finally arrived

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 13, 2015 18:33:47 August 13, 2015 18:33:47
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Captain America: Civil War has moved to Berlin for the last bit of filming, and as they are shooting outside in public, the inevitable has happened and we’ve finally got our first look at the Black Panther. Yesterday while filming a stunt sequence, the Black Panther’s costume was on full display and it looks about as good as can be, given that all superhero costumes look ridiculous in the real world. Full Story

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Cowboy Loki

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 13, 2015 16:27:04 August 13, 2015 16:27:04

Entertainment Weekly has more first-look photos from movies coming out this fall, including the first official image of Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in the biopic I Saw the Light. I emailed the photo to my dad, because this is probably the only movie this year we’ll be able to watch together Full Story

Emma & Ryan in blues

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 13, 2015 16:02:54 August 13, 2015 16:02:54
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Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are working on their third film together called La La Land directed by Damien Chazelle. You know him from Whiplash. And Miles Teller recently told ESQUIRE that Ryan’s role was originally supposed to be for him but Damien changed his mind, saying he was no longer right for it. Full Story

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Dear Gossips,

It’s August. The major blockbusters have all been released. We pretty much know who the winners and the losers are, sorry Fantastic Four. Dinosaurs and Avengers, that was never in doubt. But… did you think Tom Cruise would be part of the conversation? The Hollywood Reporter  Read Full Intro

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Henry Cavill’s personality!

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 12, 2015 18:29:05 August 12, 2015 18:29:05
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When Henry Cavill first started doing press, for stuff like The Tudors and Immortals, he was a big ol’ dork who talked about fantasy novels, and he was quite charming as a nerdy kid who grew up to be super hot but was still dorky on the inside. But as his star rose—especially once he was fed to the ravening superhero machine—the dorkiness and charm vanished and he became a cardboard cutout of a person. Full Story

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