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Meryl Streep in Ricki and the Flash

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 11, 2015 17:49:25 August 11, 2015 17:49:25
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You know the kind of movie your parents suggest watching when you’re visiting, and you agree to watch it because you know it’s relatively harmless entertainment that won’t include a graphic sex scene or anything similarly mortifying to watch with your parents? But then you end up pretending like you don’t actually like it because you’re not supposed to get sucked into the kind of populist maudlin tripe that’s made to appeal to white middle-aged suburban parents, except you do like it because goddamn it, it’s just so earnest and heartfelt that it works, even if it is crazy cheesy? And when it’s over and your parents ask if you like it, you downplay your reaction and go, “It was okay, I guess. Full Story

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DiCaprio & Scorsese again

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 11, 2015 17:06:30 August 11, 2015 17:06:30
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Everyone in Hollywood is excited because Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are back together for the film adaptation of the book The Devil In The White City. According to Deadline, Leo’s chased this role for a long time and he will also produce. Full Story

Charlize Theron in Dark Places

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 10, 2015 19:10:55 August 10, 2015 19:10:55
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The problem with setting a murder mystery in the context of the Satanic Panic of the 1980s is that Satanism has been thoroughly debunked as a criminal phenomenon. Back then it was all the rage to accuse weirdo kids who liked heavy metal of all manner of crimes, but now we know that there really weren’t human-sacrificing death cults or whatever else the squares were afraid kids were up to back then. Full Story

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Chris Evans after Fantastic

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 10, 2015 15:47:39 August 10, 2015 15:47:39
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Chris Evans is in Berlin shooting Captain America Civil War. I have a lot of anxiety about this movie, which I unload on Sarah, often. It’s because I love the Avengers so much, particularly the first one, and now they’re fighting and it sounds like this time it’s going to be a lot worse than the sh-t that Loki stirred up in his glass room. Full Story

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Fantastic Four is an unmitigated disaster

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 10, 2015 14:33:44 August 10, 2015 14:33:44
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The writing was on the wall, but even amid downgraded expectations, Fantastic Four managed a spectacular belly-flop over the weekend. Dismal reviews and bad word of mouth—the movie got a C- from CinemaScore—led to a dismal $26.1 million opening weekend Full Story

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More like Un-Fantastic Four

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 10, 2015 14:02:36 August 10, 2015 14:02:36

Well, Fantastic Four really sh*t the bed this weekend. All the problems plaguing the movie behind the scenes and dogging its disastrous release will be dealt with in a separate post, so that here we can simply focus on the final product, which is just the worst. It’s wrong-headed from the get, a giant f*ck you to both the idea of narrative consistency and the audience for having the temerity to expect a superhero movie—a genre about people with fantastical powers flying around and saving the world—to be any fun at all. Full Story

Jake G hangs out his shingle

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 7, 2015 14:57:49 August 7, 2015 14:57:49
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After helping to get End of Watch and Nightcrawler made, Jake Gyllenhaal is making it official and opening his own production company. The name of his company is not yet known, but he’s just signed a first-look deal with Bold Films, the production company behind Nightcrawler. He’s also nabbed Riva Marker, who has produced dozens of films including The Kids Are All Right, Beasts of No Nation, and The Family Fang, to run his company. Full Story

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Brange’s By The Sea: first trailer timing

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 6, 2015 20:40:52 August 6, 2015 20:40:52

What was I juuuuuust saying in the post earlier today about Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux getting married? Celebrity timing. Coincidence or conspiracy. For 10 years, these three (now four) have been at it, back and forth, back and forth, tit for tat. Today? No difference. As you know, today we found out about Jen’s wedding. Full Story

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Colin Farrell is a fantastic beast

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 6, 2015 19:29:04 August 6, 2015 19:29:04
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Colin Farrell is the latest actor to join the Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He’ll co-star with Eddie Redmayne, who plays Newt Scamander, as a magical acquaintance of Newt’s.They meet in New York, where the movie is set. Fantastic Beasts is slated for release on November 18, 2016. Full Story

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Henry Cavill is standing on a couch

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 5, 2015 19:36:58 August 5, 2015 19:36:58

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. comes out in a couple of weeks. So Henry Cavill is on the cover of UK Men’s Health probably talking about working out; the interview hasn’t been released yet, although I did find one detail that’s supposedly from the magazine: For Superman, Henry has to add a ton of muscles, but he needs to look a lot slimmer to play Solo, and his trainers keep him in check. Full Story