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Rooney Mara feels really bad about this whole Tiger Lily thing

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 6, 2015 19:10:40 October 6, 2015 19:10:40
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Casting Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily in Pan is not a move that went over well anywhere, and since she’s doing press to promote the movie, which comes out this weekend, Mara is now answering questions about the casting and whitewashing of what should have been a high-profile role for a Native actress. Full Story

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Andy G & Michael Shannon in 99 Homes

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 6, 2015 16:12:32 October 6, 2015 16:12:32
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Ramin Bahrani’s latest film, 99 Homes, makes for an interesting companion piece to Spotlight and the lesser Sicario, in that all three films deal with disillusionment and the corruption of an idealized system. Spotlight examines the putrid rot at the core of an ancient organization that’s become more interested in silly hats than people, Sicario takes us through the decayed morality of the drug war, and 99 Homes is a nightmarish look at the predatory disenfranchisement of the economic collapse of the late aughts. Full Story

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Ellen Page joins the pointless remake crowd

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 6, 2015 15:07:23 October 6, 2015 15:07:23
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Remakes have been a part of cinema from the beginning—The Wizard of Oz is a remake—so I’m not going to waste my time complaining about their existence. Movie remakes happen, they’re part of the cinematic landscape. Fine. But if we’re going to remake movies, especially if we’re going to rely on them as staples of the studio slate and not just occasional one-offs, then we need some ground rules, because this sh*t is getting out of hand. Full Story

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Alicia was there

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 5, 2015 15:48:54 October 5, 2015 15:48:54
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A couple of weeks ago, US Weekly reported that Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender broke up. I wrote about how I wasn’t sure about how legit that was at the time – click here for a refresher. Alicia showed up at the Steve Jobs premiere on Saturday. Full Story

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Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs

Joanna Posted by Joanna at October 5, 2015 15:21:54 October 5, 2015 15:21:54
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If Michael Fassbender wins an Oscar for playing Steve Jobs in the film of the same name, he has Ashton Kutcher to thank for it. That’s a joke, of course, but it’s one that Fassbender already made himself at the NYFF Steve Jobs press conference on Saturday. He’s referencing the Kutcher-led Jobs, which was released two years ago Full Story

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Matt’s big weekend

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 5, 2015 14:41:29 October 5, 2015 14:41:29
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The Martian won the box office this weekend with a $55 million debut on strong reviews, reaffirming Matt Damon’s movie star power and popularity and lifting the Mars curse. The numbers also improve The Martian’s Oscar chances at being included among the 10 possible Best Picture candidates, just like Gravity. Full Story

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Oscar pate

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 5, 2015 14:02:41 October 5, 2015 14:02:41
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Matthew McConaughey was in New York this weekend shooting Gold. They’ve been working on the film since July and are expected to wrap soon. Matthew plays Kenny Wells, always looking for his big break, and ends up partnering with Edgar Ramirez on a gold hunt in Indonesia. They’re hoping to release it next year. Full Story

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Bridget now

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 2, 2015 20:16:34 October 2, 2015 20:16:34

Production on the new Bridget Jones movie, Bridget Jones’s Baby, started a couple of weeks ago in London. The film will NOT be based on the third book in the series but rather on Helen Fielding’s columns. She also worked on the screenplay. Hugh Grant’s Daniel Cleaver is not returning. Full Story