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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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Alicia Vikander throws over Fassy for Bourne

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 23, 2015 19:45:53 June 23, 2015 19:45:53
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The thinking man’s Blake Lively has just been announced as a lead in the new Bourne movie, which should be titled The Bourne Continuum if there is any sense to the naming mechanism of this franchise. There are no details as to her role but she’s either playing an assassin or a helpless bystander, as those are the only two roles for women in these movies unless your name is Joan Allen. Full Story

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Meet your new, friendly neighborhood Spider-Child

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 23, 2015 18:52:53 June 23, 2015 18:52:53
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After an exhaustive casting process—their most laborious since they had such a hard time getting someone to voice Rocket Raccoon—Marvel announced they have found their new Spider-Man and he is the English child, Tom Holland. It’s a good choice—Holland was very memorable in The Impossible, and he’s been a favorite in the casting process for a while. Full Story

Channing Tatum’s fine needle

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 23, 2015 17:17:24 June 23, 2015 17:17:24
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Channing Tatum today promoting Magic Mike XXL. Which is an improvement on Magic Mike. In that, well, my complaint about Magic Mike was like, really?, you’re going to do character development on this? In an interview this weekend with the Plymouth Herald, Channing talked about putting together Magic XXL and the approach to making the film: "We read the message boards and they were like, 'Less story, more dancing', so we take direction well. Full Story

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Inside Out is amazing

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 22, 2015 20:26:51 June 22, 2015 20:26:51
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At one point in Inside Out, Pixar’s latest after a two year hiatus, the anthropomorphized emotions inside a little girl’s head spill boxes of fact and opinions and, unable to tell them apart, jumble them up while putting them back. “Don’t worry,” says the little girl’s imaginary friend, “it happens all the time. Full Story