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The “unknowable” Natalie Portman

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 3, 2017 16:57:41 January 3, 2017 16:57:41
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In November Sarah wrote about Natalie Portman’s Oscar chances, noting that Natalie does indeed give a strong performance in Jackie and that, no doubt, Natalie knows how to campaign for an Oscar, but that the biggest obstacle to her getting another one this year is that she just won one not too many years ago. Full Story

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#HiddenFiguresParty + ticket giveaway

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at January 3, 2017 15:08:03 January 3, 2017 15:08:03
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The cast of Hidden Figures received the Best Ensemble Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival last night. The film opens everywhere Friday. We’ve been yelling at you for months to make plans to go see this movie. In August, I geeked out over the debut trailer’s blatant celebration of black girl brilliance Full Story

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Do you trust it?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 28, 2016 19:17:22 December 28, 2016 19:17:22

The first trailer—red band, so watch those volume levels if you’re at work—for Alien: Covenant was released over the weekend, just in case your holiday didn’t feel enough like a horror show. I don’t think this trailer is as effective as the Prometheus trailer, for two reasons. Full Story

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Michael Fassbender in Assassin’s Creed

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 23, 2016 16:31:32 December 23, 2016 16:31:32
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Capping off my week of ridiculous movies is Assassin’s Creed, Michael Fassbender’s adaptation of the popular video game series. Fassbender put a lot on the line with this one, not only starring in it but also producing through his DMC Film banner. Full Story

Will Smith in Collateral Beauty

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 22, 2016 16:44:39 December 22, 2016 16:44:39

SPOILERS because this movie is INSANE Based on the trailers, you probably think Collateral Beauty, aka Will Smith’s holiday movie, is some kind of twenty-first century It’s A  Wonderful Life, where the universe conspires to convince a sad schmuck that he’s better off being a sad schmuck, and he should learn to appreciate the little things that go with being a sad schmuck, like pleasant memories and warm air sometimes. Full Story

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence Passengers, the best worst movie of the year

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 21, 2016 15:32:11 December 21, 2016 15:32:11
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SPOILERS because everything wrong with this movie is the plot Passengers starts out like it’s going to be an existential sci-fi horror movie, something along the lines of Ex Machina, perhaps, where the science fiction premise is used to examine questions of morals and ethics, and the plot revolves around a small cast trapped together, forcing them to work through the moral math problems set before them. Full Story

John Wick is TOTALLY that guy

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 20, 2016 16:20:51 December 20, 2016 16:20:51

A new trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2, aka one of my favorite movies of 2017, was released yesterday and this movie continues to look completely f*cking rad. We actually get a little sense of the plot in this one, as John Wick turns down a job which results in a guy sealing his fate as a future victim of John Wick by putting out a contract on John Wick. Full Story

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Blade Runner’s potential answer

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 19, 2016 20:03:24 December 19, 2016 20:03:24

Blade Runner is one of the most influential sci-fi films of the last thirty years, building off the dirt-and-muck aesthetic of Star Wars and the headier, more philosophical engine of 2001: A Space Odyssey. So it’s only natural, in our current nostalgia-driven culture, that a beloved classic be revisited for the twenty-first century. Full Story