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Al Pacino in Manglehorn

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 26, 2015 17:43:40 June 26, 2015 17:43:40
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Filmmaker David Gordon Green has a weirdly binary career. On one side are comedies like Pineapple Express, The Sitter, and Eastbound & Down, and on the other are slow, thoughtful dramas, usually set in the rural South, that show a heavy Terrence Malick influence. Green’s latest, Manglehorn, is of the Malickian variety, a slow, thoughtful drama about an odd and lonely man in Texas. Full Story

Bridget Jones 3?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 26, 2015 15:47:47 June 26, 2015 15:47:47
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In addition to providing details on JK Rowling’s The Cursed Child, the Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye reports that they’re pushing really hard to get production started by the end of the summer on a third Bridget Jones movie: Bridget Jones’s Baby. Apparently negotiations are underway with Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth and they’re polishing the script which was written a few years ago by Helen Fielding and David Nicholls and is based on Fielding’s columns and not on the book that came out last year. Full Story

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Stromos at the premiere

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 26, 2015 14:59:56 June 26, 2015 14:59:56
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SCOTUS has just ruled in favour of same sex marriage. The Hollywood Reporter posted a story yesterday about Hollywood’s “stromos”, identifying a Hollywood trend among straight actors appealing to the gay audience: Today's stromos are the flip side of gay actors who want to read straight for their careers: They are straight actors striving to read gayish to optimize their appeal — and maximize the number of butts, gym-molded or otherwise, in movie theater seats. Full Story

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Channing Tatum grinds on

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 25, 2015 21:27:53 June 25, 2015 21:27:53
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The cast of Magic Mike XXL was in Miami yesterday promoting the movie. They surprised the audience at one of the screenings too, showing up for some bump and grind. As you can see, Channing Tatum, the big star, the main event, got his ass in on some action too. Full Story

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Go see Dope

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 25, 2015 20:40:12 June 25, 2015 20:40:12
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A breakout hit at both Sundance and Cannes this year, writer/director Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope is equal parts Risky Business, The Breakfast Club, and Boyz n the Hood. It feels like a John Hughes movie, in that it’s very much about teenagers and their lives but isn’t for kids, and instead of suburban Illinois Dope is set in Inglewood, California, in a tough neighborhood called “the Bottoms”. Full Story

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Michael Fassbender’s thumbs up

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 24, 2015 20:27:26 June 24, 2015 20:27:26
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Michael Fassbender was photographed in London yesterday hanging out with friends. Fassbender’s been busy, working on the Steve Jobs movie earlier this year, then in Cannes to promote Macbeth, and production is now underway on X-Men: Apocalypse. And they’re saying much of the story will be about his character’s relationship with Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique. Full Story

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Tanned Jon Hamm

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 24, 2015 14:59:20 June 24, 2015 14:59:20
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Jon Hamm looked GREAT arriving at Kimmel yesterday, non? Relaxed and healthy, with really good hair (the best his hair has ever been, I think), and reasonably well contained. On camera he seemed very tanned. I’m not sure if it’s just the settings on my laptop but on my screen at least, that’s some good colour, or foundation. Full Story

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Channing Tatum makes it impossible to not like him

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 24, 2015 14:33:48 June 24, 2015 14:33:48
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How does he do this?! It is just impossible to not like Channing Tatum. My heart is made of second-hand smoke and the last inch of bourbon in the bottle and even I can’t hold out—Tatum has totally won me over. He may be a walking slab of abs and Mr. Potato Head’s face, but goddamn if he isn’t the most likeable dude in Hollywood these days. Full Story

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Mila Kunis in London

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 23, 2015 21:13:47 June 23, 2015 21:13:47
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But she’s not promoting Ted 2. I say this because someone just came into my office, saw the photos of her up on the screen, and remarked casually that, “Oh, is she promoting Ted 2?” Because Ted 2, as you’ve likely seen, is currently being promoted and it’s opening this coming Friday. Full Story

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