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Deadpool: Ryan Reynolds might actually have pulled this off

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 5, 2015 14:11:13 August 5, 2015 14:11:13

No one has had worse luck with superhero movies than Ryan Reynolds. He’s been in three superhero movies of varying levels of bad—Blade: Trinity, hilariously awful; Wolverine: Origins, spectacularly bad; Green Lantern, disastrous—and if you add the completely misguided R.I.P.D., a non-superhero comic book adaptation to his roster, he’s 0-4. Full Story

This man is not Bond and no one understands

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 4, 2015 20:49:43 August 4, 2015 20:49:43

Needed this on a sh-tty day… Idris Elba covers Maxim. And they point out that he probably won’t be the next James Bond – right now it’s looking like it could be Damian Lewis because…I don’t know why. I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t think Idris Elba wouldn’t be a perfect Bond. Full Story

“The Living Manifestation of Destiny”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 4, 2015 15:44:32 August 4, 2015 15:44:32
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Have you seen Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation yet? I’ve seen it twice now – went again yesterday. And it’s just as fun the second time. That’s not an original statement either. The movie is critically acclaimed and it exceeded box office projections, by all accounts a major success for Tom Cruise, the “living manifestation of destiny”. Full Story

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Zoolander 2 (2oolander?) has a teaser that is nothing

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 4, 2015 14:23:19 August 4, 2015 14:23:19

Zoolander 2 is currently slated for release on February 12, 2016, which is a little over six months away. A burial in the February boneyard of cinematic crap is not a confidence builder, but then, the new teaser trailer for Zoolander II doesn’t commit to that date, instead saying only “Coming in 2016”. Full Story

Johnny Depp is too exhausting to sustain interest in Black Mass

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 31, 2015 14:16:58 July 31, 2015 14:16:58

The downside of Johnny Depp always doing weird voices and wearing elaborate makeup for his film roles is that it has killed the magic of his performances. I LOVED Johnny Depp for years and years—he was one of my favorites when I started writing for this site—but he has killed my appreciation for his art with his constant stream of weirdo performances and his scarfy evolution (scarfolution) into a parody of himself. Full Story

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Kristen Stewart before Ultra

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 30, 2015 17:00:54 July 30, 2015 17:00:54
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Kristen Stewart’s new movie, American Ultra, opens in a few weeks, which means she will shortly be hitting the road to promote it—with Jesse Eisenberg. If ever there was a press tour with a high probability of going off the rails,  it’s this one. Full Story

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Room the movie

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 30, 2015 16:06:14 July 30, 2015 16:06:14
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Have you read Emma Donoghue’s Room? I reviewed the book a few years ago – click here to read that post. I met Emma Donoghue. Heard her speak at an event at my alma mater, Western University. She was asked to talk for 7 minutes about creativity. Full Story

Spotlight at the top

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 29, 2015 20:03:30 July 29, 2015 20:03:30

We must be approaching award season because the fall festivals have announced their lineups, led by TIFF, and now we’re starting to get trailers for the Oscar baity movies we’ll be watching in the fall. There’s a lot of good-looking stuff coming up, but the one film I’m most looking forward to—and have been since it was first announced—is Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight, about the Boston Globe breaking the story of the Catholic priest sex abuse scandal. Full Story

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Woody Allen made the same movie again

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 29, 2015 17:08:13 July 29, 2015 17:08:13
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Woody Allen makes basically two movies: Annie Hall, and Crimes and Misdemeanors. When he’s on his game, you get, well, Annie Hall and Crimes and Misdemeanors. When he’s not, you get Magic in the Moonlight and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. His latest movie—his forty-fifth, which means we should get sentimental about a milestone but ugh, this f*cking guy—is Irrational Man, and it’s a watered down, sh*tty version of Crimes and Misdemeanors. Full Story

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Tom Cruise waited

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 29, 2015 15:24:41 July 29, 2015 15:24:41
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As mentioned the other day, I interviewed Tom Cruise at the Toronto premiere of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation on Monday night for etalk. Am breaking up the analysis of the interview into different parts because there’s so much to say. Full Story

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