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Minions

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 13, 2015 17:14:35 July 13, 2015 17:14:35

Minions made big money at the box office this year. When I reviewed Home earlier this year I said it’s impossible to get mad at movies like this because they’re so thoroughly meant for small children and I am not that audience. But coming so close to the far superior Inside Out Full Story

Suicide Squad, no Joker

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 13, 2015 16:00:13 July 13, 2015 16:00:13
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Kevin Winter/ Albert L. Ortega/ Getty Images

Nerd Herd orgasms all weekend. Sarah’s already covered the Star Wars panel, and the Justice League, and then the dorks got all horny about the Suicide Squad appearance. Minus one. I don’t have a PhD in Geek so I’m not here to tell you what character is true to what character and how faithful this will be to the comics etc. Full Story

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Ben & Henry: do you want to hang out with the Justice League?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 13, 2015 14:43:41 July 13, 2015 14:43:41
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A big part of Marvel’s success has been that the Avengers are the coolest club in Hollywood. If Hollywood is a high school cafeteria—and it is—then the Avengers are the kids everyone wants to sit with. Playing catch up at Comic-Con this weekend, Warner Brothers tried to convince everyone that they’re cool, too, and we should totally come have lunch with them. Full Story

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Forget Batman and Superman, just give me Wonder Woman

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 13, 2015 14:11:17 July 13, 2015 14:11:17

(A separate post about how the cast interacted on the panel will follow.) On Saturday at Comic-Con, Warner Brothers released a three and a half minute trailer for Superhero Face Punch. Non-nerds who would normally skip this, please do me a favor and just watch the trailer, then let me know Full Story

New New Star Wars takes Comic Con by storm(trooper)

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 13, 2015 13:42:43 July 13, 2015 13:42:43
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Kevin Winter/ Albert L. Ortega/ Michael Buckner/ Jesse Grant/ Getty Images

On Friday at Comic-Con, JJ Abrams took the stage along with LucasFilm chief Kathleen Kennedy and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and proceeded to blow the doors off the place. As promised, they did not show new footage, not exactly. Instead Abrams had a sizzle reel that had 6,500 hundred nerds weeping and screaming. Full Story

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Emma Stone’s pretty shoes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 10, 2015 19:53:49 July 10, 2015 19:53:49
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WENN

Emma Stone at the Irrational Man premiere in Hollywood last night. It opens in limited release next week. Reviews aren’t great. I mean they’re not terrible, but for the second summer in a row she’s in a Woody Allen movie and no one’s going to see it. What was that last one called? Midnight In The Moonlight? I don’t even care enough to google it. Full Story

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Jennifer Lawrence karaoke

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 10, 2015 19:21:50 July 10, 2015 19:21:50
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Jennifer Lawrence and her Hunger Games co-stars were on Conan last night at Comic-Con. As noted yesterday – click here for a refresher – Jennifer went to San Diego with her best sell game. This is the candid lovable goof with no filter who became one of the biggest movie stars in the world – and has an Oscar. Full Story

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Will Saoirse Ronan break your heart in Brooklyn?

Duana Posted by Duana at July 10, 2015 17:37:16 July 10, 2015 17:37:16

One of the things I’m pretty sure is a universal experience of children of immigrants is you hear all of the stories of how it was, back home. How different it is here. And the same way Canadians have a running tally of all famous people who are Canadian and will tell you at the drop of a hat, any time there’s someone vaguely of your parents’ country of origin in the news or entertainment, you get a text or a call or a ‘have you read…?’ So I’m going to have to endure my mother’s smug ‘I TOLD you about Colm Toíbín’ because Saoirse Ronan is starring in Brooklyn based on his book and I might want to watch it over and over and over. Full Story

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Sienna in Wimbledon white

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 10, 2015 17:08:21 July 10, 2015 17:08:21
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Wenn, Mirrorpix/ Splash News

Check out Sienna Miller in a white jumpsuit at Wimbledon today for the men’s semi-final. You remember the other day when I was fighting for the right of the middle part? Sienna Miller in a middle part. Forever. Conveniently I was just namechecking Sienna in a post this morning. The Ben Affleck post – click here Full Story

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Lady Ghostbusters dressed for action

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 10, 2015 16:17:55 July 10, 2015 16:17:55
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FameFlynet

The last time we saw the new Ghostbusters they were dressed in civilian clothes. Thanks to more on location filming this week, we now have photos of the whole team in their new ghostbusting suits. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon are in the familiar jumpsuits, but sporting a modified look with a seventies era style orange stripe. Full Story

Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw: the review

Joanna Posted by Joanna at July 10, 2015 15:11:55 July 10, 2015 15:11:55
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Southpaw may look like a rental, but you should see it in theatres. Yes, it relies way too heavily on clichés, but seeing Jake Gyllenhaal transform into Billy Hope is worth the price of admission. It’s joy to see Rachel McAdams in this sexy, supportive part, too. But this is a role only Jake could play. Full Story