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Leo’s campaign is coming

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 28, 2015 14:14:07 September 28, 2015 14:14:07
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Leonardo DiCaprio spoke at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday in New York. These are probably the best pictures we’ve seen of him in, well, in years. This is the version of Leo we’ll be seeing for the next several months as he campaigns toward his first Oscar for his performance in Alejandro G Inarritu’s The Revenant. Full Story

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Neither Benedict Cumberbatch nor Jake G are playing Nikola Tesla

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 28, 2015 13:56:13 September 28, 2015 13:56:13
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That’s my takeaway from the news that Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal are in talks to star in a movie called The Current War, based on the nineteenth century patents arms race between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse for control of the budding electric industry. At the heart of the Current War was Edison’s direct current system going up against NIKOLA TESLA’s alternating current system—Tesla designed the electric grid as we know it today—which was a much more efficient, and cheaper, way of transmitting large quantities of electricity. Full Story

Jake G in Everest

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 25, 2015 17:53:38 September 25, 2015 17:53:38
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Actually, I should say that it’s Jason Clarke in Everest because Jake Gyllenhaal has a relatively small role and disappears from the film for long stretches, but he’s being treated in the publicity materials like he’s the star, and I don’t know how many of you are really here for Jason Clarke, while I know there are a bunch of us scanning for Jake G. Full Story

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The Martian & James McAvoy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 24, 2015 21:22:23 September 24, 2015 21:22:23
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The cast of The Martian, led by Matt Damon, was in London tonight for the UK premiere. So far the reviews for The Martian have been quite strong. Sarah saw it at TIFF and liked it a lot and Sarah’s hard to please. But when I saw her after the screening, she wasn’t angry at all about spending two hours in the theatre watching it. Full Story

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Tom Hardy ain’t got time for primadonna directors

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 24, 2015 18:59:26 September 24, 2015 18:59:26
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Tom Hardy gave an interview, via Skype, to Vulture and in it he sh*ts all over the idea of directors and basically says they contribute nothing to film. I laughed for a solid five minutes, because cinema is a culture that worships directors and also because Tom Hardy basically just declared to all future employers that he doesn’t really respect what they do. Full Story

Hero Boy, Girl, Cool Girl, and Littlefinger

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 24, 2015 16:49:58 September 24, 2015 16:49:58
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Once again, I went into the second entry in a YA dystopia franchise totally blind—I have not read the Maze Runner books nor have I seen the first Maze Runner movie. Like Divergent: Insurgent, this is an exercise in “Can Sarah figure out what is going on without any context?” Because all YA dystopias are the exact same mashup of Lord of the Flies, The Lottery, and Battle Royale, the answer is yes—yes I can. Full Story

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The Perfect Guy

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 24, 2015 15:05:46 September 24, 2015 15:05:46
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There is nothing in The Perfect Guy as mind-blowingly ludicrous as a teenager handing his older lover a first edition copy of The Iliad, but oh, how I wish there was. The Perfect Guy is a “romantic” thriller so devoid of romance—or passion, or any emotion, really—that it desperately needs something as balls-out crazy as that Iliad scene from The Boy Next Door. Full Story

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David Beckham, actor and “outlaw”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 23, 2015 20:15:10 September 23, 2015 20:15:10
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Victoria and David Beckham, along with son Brooklyn, attended a party last night to celebrate the one year anniversary of Victoria’s flagship store. I’m kinda into the fact that Posh didn’t overdress for this. Tank top, skinny pants, a sparkly jacket on the way in, no jacket on the way out. Full Story

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The smooth, calculated Michael B. Jordan

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 23, 2015 19:45:45 September 23, 2015 19:45:45

Michael B. Jordan is one of three cover profiles in October’s GQ, alongside Ryan Reynolds and Rob Lowe. The interview itself is a good read, especially as Jordan has maintained a pretty low profile on his way up these past few years. It’s possible to know him as a Young Actor On The Rise, but not really have any idea of him as a celebrity persona. Full Story

“The actor from Ontario”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 23, 2015 16:35:38 September 23, 2015 16:35:38
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I interviewed Josh Brolin for Gangster Squad a couple of years ago. Half our interview was about Ryan Gosling’s balls…which wasn’t actually what I was asking. All I did was throw Josh a question about Ryan, what's he like to work with, their chemistry, etc. And then he started talking about Ryan’s balls and how they’re like a “vineyard”. Full Story

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