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Rachel and Jake. Rachel and Riggins

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 14, 2015 18:41:18 July 14, 2015 18:41:18
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Rachel McAdams was in LA yesterday at a SAG event with Jake Gyllenhaal promoting Southpaw. That used to be the Gossip Genie, right? And now you're all about Rachel and Taylor Kitsch? I feel like only people who've watched FNL are into her with Taylor Kitsch. This is a growing number but still not a big enough number. Full Story

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Fantastic Four may not be a total loss

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 14, 2015 17:13:55 July 14, 2015 17:13:55
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And solely because of Michael B. Jordan. The final trailer for the gritty reboot of Fantastic Four is out and it looks like all your least favorite parts of comic book movies—destruction on a massive scale, blue beams of light pointing at the sky, overly serious dialogue, overreliance on CGI, the Very Special Boy trope—mashed into one movie. Full Story

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McBender: The Love Story

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 13, 2015 21:52:57 July 13, 2015 21:52:57
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James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender at Comic-Con for X-Men: Apocalypse. And then were interviewed on Conan, talking about how fans have been shipping their situation. It’s a great video. They’re great together. They’re sexy together. Especially James. Even without hair. And he has great hair! It’s thick and wavy and hot. Full Story

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Ryan Reynolds in Self/Less

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 13, 2015 20:45:30 July 13, 2015 20:45:30
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This movie is a complete waste of time and no one should see it. I was actively angry the whole time I sat through it, and when it was over I vowed to ensure that no one else would ever have to suffer as I have suffered by wasting precious hours of their lives watching this stupid f*cking movie. I lost two hours of my life to Self/Less, hours in which I could have done so many other, enriching things, like go to a museum, attend a lecture, read a book, or stare at a blank wall. Full Story

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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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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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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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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