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Inside Out with Amy & Mindy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 10, 2015 15:26:30 June 10, 2015 15:26:30
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Inside Out was beloved in Cannes. Like unanimously praised. Pixar has made a movie about what it’s like to be inside a young girl’s head. Pixar has made a movie about mental health. Pixar has made a movie that encourages young people to talk about their feelings. Pixar has a made a movie that stars two women, Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling. Full Story

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Amber Anonymous

Maria Posted by Maria at June 10, 2015 14:18:51 June 10, 2015 14:18:51

As Lainey mentioned yesterday, Johnny Depp is 52 and filming his 84th Pirates of the Caribbean movie in Australia. He’s also on a contrition tour, shaking hands and kissing babies so he doesn’t get in more trouble for smuggling his dogs into the country. Full Story

Chris Pratt’s third #1

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 10, 2015 14:03:13 June 10, 2015 14:03:13
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Jurassic World opens this weekend. There is no doubt it’ll win the box office, which would be Chris Pratt’s third #1 after The Lego Movie and Guardians Of The Galaxy. The only question is: how big? Some are saying that domestically Jurassic World will gross up to $125 million. That’s on top of an estimated $250-300 million internationally. Full Story

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Today is Johnny Depp’s 52nd birthday. Do you think he thinks about the number? Conveniently a new poster for his upcoming film, in which he plays Whitey Bulger, has been released. Meanwhile he continues to work on Pirates 5 in Australia, monitored by drones. TMZ has the video. Not sure who sent the drone over but I also happened to read an article this morning about how “dronies” are replacing selfies.

Let’s say you’re out for a bike ride. Or a date. And you have a drone. The drone will follow you, shooting the entire time. It’s the new extension of vanity. Because now you can be the star in your own film. This is your own movie montage. Drones might be especially advantageous for Twi-Hards. Remember those Ian Somerhalder fans who were scolded by him for waiting outside his hotel on what he called “my day”? (Click here for a refresher.) Now they can just drone him down the street from the comfort of the coffee shop a block away. Click here to see Johnny Depp getting droned.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Brad Pitt ushers in the future

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 9, 2015 14:37:20 June 9, 2015 14:37:20
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Netflix made a trip to Cannes’ Marche du Film, as the streaming service is looking to expand into the feature film market. They’ve already picked up Idris Elba’s Beasts of No Nation for distribution, and they have a deal to make and distribute Adam Sandler’s turds Full Story

Melissa McCarthy in Spy

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 8, 2015 18:02:41 June 8, 2015 18:02:41
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I was nervous about this one going in because though I think Melissa McCarthy is very talented, she has also made a lot of bad movies since breaking out in Bridesmaids. But Spy reunites her with her Bridesmaids and The Heat director, Paul Feig—who also wrote the script—and the results are spectacular. Full Story

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Rachel presents to Jake

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 8, 2015 17:30:42 June 8, 2015 17:30:42
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Spike TV’s Guy’s Choice Awards happened this weekend. The show will air on June 18th. Jake was honoured with the Guy Con award, presented to him by his Southpaw co-star, friend, and rumoured girlfriend, Rachel McAdams. Let’s play reverse psychology here: If there was really something between them, would they have agreed to have her do this? Or is all of that good promotion for the movie anyway? Would these two toy with those kinds of suggestions just to promote a movie? Jake would want you to think he’s above that. Full Story

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The Martian: Also NOPE

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 8, 2015 16:49:02 June 8, 2015 16:49:02

I called Everest a big bag of NOPE after watching the first trailer, and after sitting through Fox’s three minute-plus first trailer for The Martian, I am adding this movie to the NOPE bag, too. Directed by Ridley Scott, The Martian is based on Andy Weir’s novel (adapted by Drew Goddard) about an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars after a manned mission is forced to abort. Full Story

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Melissa McCarthy’s Spy opens this weekend. So far, the reviews are excellent. At post time, Spy is rated 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and is expected to take the box office. That’s amazing and it’s important. Because finally Melissa McCarthy is in a feature that’s deserving of her and also, it’s not often that a female comedian gets to lead. And win. Especially when the pressure to win is so much more. Sandler doesn’t have to worry that his sh-tty movies will cost him. He gets to keep making them. But, as we know, as we’ve seen, when a woman carries a movie and it goes down, Hollywood decides it has to take a break.

I laugh every time I see the Spy trailer. And I’ve seen it several times. I love the way Melissa delivers the “Well that’s a confidence builder" line. Even the scooter part is hysterical…because, yes, why does a scooter need a roof? Also, I can’t wait to watch her scenes with Rose Byrne who’s been impressively showing us so much range the last couple of years.

If Melissa opens at #1 this weekend and Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck comes out strong in a few weeks, following the earlier success of Pitch Perfect 2, the message becomes harder and harder to dismiss. Hopefully. One of the gifts of discrimination is its steadfast myopia. This would also describe the Entourage movie.

Have a great weekend!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey