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Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, and Bobby Cannavale in Adult Beginners

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 1, 2015 15:32:21 May 1, 2015 15:32:21
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If it weren’t for the leading trio of Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, and Bobby Cannavale, Adult Beginners would be a failed pilot at a broadcast network. There’s nothing new or even particularly engaging about it, but those three manage to make it watchable. The story revolves around Jake (Kroll), who returns home with his tail tucked between his legs after a tech venture crashes and burns, obliterating his and everyone he knows’ money. Full Story

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A spoiler-free review of Avengers: Age of Ultron

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 1, 2015 14:06:39 May 1, 2015 14:06:39
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The big question when it comes to Avengers: Age of Ultron is whether or not it’s “better” than The Avengers. Short answer—yes. Long answer—also yes. The Avengers is super fun and the end, especially, is a complete thrill. But three years removed from it, let’s all be honest—no one watches the first twenty minutes. Full Story

Don’t forget about Christian Grey

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 30, 2015 20:28:53 April 30, 2015 20:28:53
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Fifty Shades Of Grey was a smash hit at the box office. There should have been only good news coming out of its theatrical release. Except instead of positive headlines, all the focus was on the fact that they couldn’t get their sh-t together for the sequel(s) because EL James is difficult to work with. Full Story

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Mae Whitman denied a role that was already hers

Duana Posted by Duana at April 30, 2015 19:10:28 April 30, 2015 19:10:28
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Have you heard about this one? So Mae Whitman played the President’s Daughter in Independence Day. In 1996.   She was 8. Now they’re making Independence Day 2 to come out next year, a full 20 years later. All bets should be off, cast-wise, 20 years later. Who knows who will be available or alive? But in this case, just about everyone is coming back. Full Story

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Two Tom Hardys

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 30, 2015 17:49:15 April 30, 2015 17:49:15
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A trailer for Legend has been released. Tom Hardy plays real life gangster twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. The film is due in September and will likely be yet another showcase of Hardy’s talent since it’s a double performance. At least that’s what they’ll say. Right now though, from this preview, the idea I’m getting is that one brother smolders and the other brother scowls. Full Story

Emma Stone carries “Andrew Garfield”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 30, 2015 14:15:30 April 30, 2015 14:15:30
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Emma Stone was photographed leaving her stylist’s yesterday with several bags, one of them with “Andrew Garfield” written on it. So… Maybe not broken up after all? Petra Flannery works with both Emma and Andrew. And Andrew is currently still shooting Scorsese’s Silence in Taiwan, although that’s supposed to be wrapping up soon. Full Story

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James Franco & Jonah Hill’s True Story

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 29, 2015 19:30:14 April 29, 2015 19:30:14
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Confession: I almost fell asleep in this movie. Which is, I think, the clearest review I can give it. Starring Jonah Hill and James Franco, True Story is based on the true story (GET IT?) of Michael Finkel, a disgraced journalist who discovers that an accused murderer, Christian Longo, was using his identity while on the lam. Full Story

Does Hawkeye’s goofy song make up for anything?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 29, 2015 14:56:49 April 29, 2015 14:56:49
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The Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour is winding down as the movie hits theaters tomorrow evening, but there are still a few Avengers out making the final push for a movie that really does not need a final push. After last week’s super peppy press tour derailment, this week has seen (mostly) better behavior from the cast. Full Story

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Batfleck & Suicide Squad

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 29, 2015 14:24:39 April 29, 2015 14:24:39
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Ben Affleck was photographed in Toronto yesterday on the set of Suicide Squad. Nerd Assumption then is that Batman will be making at least a cameo in the movie. Is Ben Affleck Batman to Suicide Squad what RDJ Iron Man is to the Avengers? I’m too much of a geek neophyte to know whether or not that’s an apt analogy but for those of us who don’t have a PhD in comic books, I could be into this…especially since the Avengers seem to be behaving like Lannisters right now. Full Story

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Marvel’s Woman Problem

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 28, 2015 16:43:35 April 28, 2015 16:43:35
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There’s a piece up today at The Daily Beast about Black Widow and the “problem” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that she—a strong, capable character in her own right—keeps being used in service of the male heroes. I don’t disagree that there is a problem in the MCU, but it isn’t specifically with Natasha Romanov. Full Story

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