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Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck looks terrific

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 11, 2015 21:20:48 February 11, 2015 21:20:48

Remember when Bridesmaids was a huge hit and we thought it would kick-start a trend of comedies made for grown-ups that happened to feature smart, funny women? Yeah, that…didn’t happen. Instead we got Melissa McCarthy Falls Down and Melissa McCarthy Falls Down 2: Mall Falls. Basically, instead of Bridesmaids being a trendsetter it ended up being an outlier. Full Story

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Fifty Shades of bush

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 11, 2015 20:53:27 February 11, 2015 20:53:27
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Here are Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan “in character” for W Magazine. Two days. Are you ready? Are you ready to get horny?!!??? Don’t front like you’re not going. They’re projecting $60 million on the low end and $90 million on the high end. That means more than a few of you are going. Full Story

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Seventh Son review

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 11, 2015 18:57:37 February 11, 2015 18:57:37
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I felt bad going after Jupiter Ascending because while it’s a deeply flawed film, at least the Wachowskis showed some ambition and sincerity in making it. Click here for my review. I don’t feel bad at all about crapping on Seventh Son because it’s a cynical piece of cinematic garbage. Full Story

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P2: The Mighty Bellas

Duana Posted by Duana at February 11, 2015 17:16:20 February 11, 2015 17:16:20
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Yessss. This is how you do a sequel. You push so hard into the deep sequeliness of it that you go Malkovich on your own movie. I read once that sequels are whore’s movies. That is, you make the first one for the love of the story. You make the second one because the first one, surprisingly, made money. Full Story

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Jupiter Ascending review

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 10, 2015 18:19:12 February 10, 2015 18:19:12
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Right off the top, the thing you care about most: No, this won’t “Norbit” Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar chances because it has far bigger problems than his relatively small performance, but make no mistake: Eddie Redmayne is profoundly terrible in Jupiter Ascending. He gives the most baffling, distracting, ABSURD performance. Full Story

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“You are now about to witness…”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 10, 2015 16:55:26 February 10, 2015 16:55:26

There was a distraction from the Grammys on Sunday. It distracted me for almost half an hour. Twitter too, it seems, because it was trending for a while… A red band trailer for Straight Outta Compton was released. Have you seen it yet? It opens with Dre and Ice Cube returning home, talking about what it was like, then, and featuring some of the current faces of hip-hop, like The Game and an adorable Kendrick Lamar, talking about how NWA influenced their careers, their lives, the business. Full Story

Huge Coup: Marvel reclaims Spider-Man

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 10, 2015 16:42:27 February 10, 2015 16:42:27

Late last night Marvel Studios dropped a bomb: They’ve worked out a deal with Sony and will take over production of future Spider-Man movies. This is a huge deal, literally and figuratively, that will have repercussions for a lot of people, and especially Andrew Garfield, who is now out of a job Full Story

Jamie Dornan’s apologies

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 10, 2015 16:05:57 February 10, 2015 16:05:57
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Jamie Dornan was in New York this weekend for a final promotional push before the release of Fifty Shades Of Grey this Friday. The studio has already greenlit the two sequels; they’re likely confident with their numbers predictions. I wonder though if they might want to talk to Dornan about his attitude when they get around to releasing the follow-ups, particularly his comments related to the sex. Full Story

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Robert Pattinson’s Life pants

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 10, 2015 15:20:54 February 10, 2015 15:20:54
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Robert Pattinson was at the Berlin Film Festival yesterday promoting Life with Dane DeHaan. Am attaching shots from the premiere too but mostly want to focus on the pictures from the photo call because of Pattinson’s pants. He’s never worn pants better than he’s wearing them here, tucked into his boots, and no sign of mothering hips. Full Story

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The Jolie, the twins, and Captain Marvel?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 9, 2015 21:08:33 February 9, 2015 21:08:33
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Let’s start with Captain Marvel. There’s a rumour floating around that Marvel is considering asking Angelina Jolie to direct Captain Marvel. Supposedly they’re impressed with her work on Unbroken and they want a female director bossing the female superhero movie. Which is exciting…but… The source. Full Story

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We have two races

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 9, 2015 16:44:00 February 9, 2015 16:44:00
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Boyhood won the BAFTA last night. But on Saturday, the Directors Guild picked Birdman. The DGAs are considered a very, very, VERY good predictor of Oscar Best Picture; only 7 times in history have the DGA and the Academy picked differently. Even still, Boyhood has its share of support. So with a week to go before the voting period closes, it’s a legitimate race. Full Story

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