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Rachel at the wedding

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 26, 2015 17:30:09 May 26, 2015 17:30:09
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There was a screening for Southpaw in Cannes on Friday. And some reported that Rachel McAdams was there alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. But on Saturday she was in Muskoka, 2 or so hours outside of Toronto, for her sister Kayleen’s wedding. Pretty sure, given how close she is to her family, that she wouldn’t have risked missing it to rush to France and come back on a tight turnaround. Full Story

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World War Z determined to break my heart even more

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 26, 2015 16:45:20 May 26, 2015 16:45:20
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World War Z is one of my favorite books. It’s brilliant, not just as a piece of genre fiction but as socio-political satire. The movie version starring Brad Pitt which was released in 2013 is an abomination and no recent movie has broken my heart the way that World War Z did. Brad Pitt could film himself farting in a jar Full Story

Melissa McCarthy redeemed

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 26, 2015 15:11:47 May 26, 2015 15:11:47
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I loved Melissa McCarthy on Gilmore Girls, so I was glad to see her get a mainstream break in Bridesmaids in 2011, but nothing McCarthy did after that lived up to the promise of Bridesmaids. That movie made McCarthy seemed like a comedic tour de force, someone with the ability to reach the level of Lucille Ball as an entertainer—beloved by popular audiences and critics alike, not only a gifted comedic performer but a genuinely talented actress, too. Full Story

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Bond in a great coat

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 26, 2015 14:48:03 May 26, 2015 14:48:03
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Check out Daniel Craig in London on Sunday night shooting Bond Spectre. God he looks great in that ¾ coat. Actually, no, he looks great in both coats. Spectre is due in theatres November 6. That…doesn’t feel like it’s too far away. And I feel like it doesn’t leave a lot of time for post. Full Story

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Michael Fassbender in Slow West

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 26, 2015 14:26:51 May 26, 2015 14:26:51
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A crafty subversion of the Western genre, Slow West is in turns hypnotic, lyrical, and absurd. It’s a pitch-black dark comedy centered on a hopelessly romantic quest that’s more interested in episodic beats than it is a cohesive narrative, which means it won’t be for everyone. Slow West is not badly paced—not at all—but it does present a challenge to the viewer. Full Story

Alicia & Michael in Monaco

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 25, 2015 17:06:35 May 25, 2015 17:06:35
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Macbeth was screened at Cannes to very strong reviews for everything – the performances, the cinematography, the pace of the story… And for a minute there it looked like it might contend for the Palme d’Or. Instead, it ended up being Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan. That doesn’t mean it won’t be a player at the Oscars though. Full Story

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Chris Pratt’s pre-apology

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 25, 2015 15:29:06 May 25, 2015 15:29:06
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Chris Pratt is about to start heavy press for Jurassic World. So he posted a pre-apology on Facebook in the event that he f-cks up during an interview. It’s wonderful. He is wonderful. Let’s read it together first:   (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d. Full Story

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Yellow is not her best colour

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 25, 2015 14:44:33 May 25, 2015 14:44:33
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Sarah reviewed Tomorrowland in the previous post – click here for a refresher. And while the movie topped the box office for Memorial Day weekend, the actual number isn’t great. The number will need to grow overseas in order for it not to be considered a loss. Full Story

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The Assassin is a contender

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 22, 2015 17:25:29 May 22, 2015 17:25:29
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The Assassin was the film that Sarah was most excited about ahead of Cannes. This is how she described it in her preview:  Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien is arguably one of the greatest directors in the world and he has a new martial arts film, The Assassin, about a ninth century girl who is trained to be an assassin by a nun. Full Story

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Zoe & Jake

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 22, 2015 16:05:14 May 22, 2015 16:05:14
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Jake Gyllenhaal was also at the amfAR gala last night and spent some time hanging out with Zoe Kravitz. I’m about to put Zoe Kravitz on my Five List. Am obsessed with her. She’s a charismatic performer. Even though she’s active on social media, she still manages to maintain a distance, a mystery, remaining unknowable. Full Story

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