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The Bad Joke Dad is available for birthdays and bar mitzvahs

January 5, 2015 14:13:51 Posted at January 5, 2015 14:13:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Brad Pitt presented this weekend at the Palm Springs Film Festival to David Oyelowo. He’s a producer on Selma. And Selma is coming on well as a contender for Best Film and Best Director (Ava DuVernay). Have you seen it yet? It’s coming to more theatres this weekend. It’s worth it. Full Story

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Jennifer Aniston wants to be the “go-to girl”

January 5, 2015 13:47:55 Posted at January 5, 2015 13:47:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As I mentioned last week, voting for Oscar nominations ends on Thursday. So everyone’s doing a final push. On Saturday night, many contenders were in Palm Springs hanging out with all the old Academy members who live there. And the network for the old Academy members? They say it’s CBS. Full Story

The Top 10 Films of 2014

December 31, 2014 17:04:22 Posted at December 31, 2014 17:04:22
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Nightcrawler Anchored by Jake Gyllenhaal’s blazing performance as the creepy, amoral Lou Bloom, Nightcrawler plays like a fractured fairytale take on the American dream. Bloom is reprehensible, driven and ambitious and unwilling to be stopped by anything, including morality. Writer and first-time director Dan Gilroy gives us a series of profoundly uncomfortable scenes, and chooses to almost completely bypass gore in favor of evoking moral disgust. Full Story

Double gagging

December 29, 2014 15:39:24 Posted at December 29, 2014 15:39:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey

How much promotion did Johnny Depp put in for Into The Woods? Almost none, right? Pretty sure he wasn’t at any of the premieres, screenings, Q&As. He’s big enough to cut that out of his job description when he wants to now. I’m not sure though that he’ll be able to get away with it for Mortdecai though. Full Story

Film Review: The Interview

December 29, 2014 14:42:44 Posted at December 29, 2014 14:42:44
Sarah Posted by Sarah

With all the fuss surrounding The Interview, the question being asked after it was finally released via limited theatrical engagement and online platforms over the Christmas holiday is whether or not the movie is even worth all this trouble and strife. Full Story

The Gang’s All Here

December 24, 2014 17:39:26 Posted at December 24, 2014 17:39:26
Maria Posted by Maria

About 11 months ago I wrote about the impending Entourage movie and at the time, this was my plot prediction: "Vince is happily married to the reporter he met at the end of the final season – they have 4 kids. Eric is now a big player in Hollywood, Johnny Drama is down on his luck after his TV show got cancelled and he lost all his money to a shady financial advisor; he now lives in Vince’s pool house. Full Story

The Interview is back on, kind of

December 23, 2014 19:07:04 Posted at December 23, 2014 19:07:04
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Last week, following a threat from the hackers that have ruined Sony’s year, the studio decided to pull The Interview off their release slate entirely. They cancelled its release and had no plans to show it, ever, despite a huge amount of criticism that peaked with President Obama Full Story

Mirren & Maslany: Woman In Gold

December 23, 2014 17:44:21 Posted at December 23, 2014 17:44:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Just watched the first trailer for Helen Mirren’s new film Woman In Gold based on the true story of Holocaust survivor Maria Altmann fight to reclaim the family art that was stolen by the Nazis, including Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, the woman in gold. Ryan Reynolds plays her lawyer. Full Story

Will Smith is Focus…but Hitch

December 23, 2014 16:58:12 Posted at December 23, 2014 16:58:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The first trailer for Will Smith’s upcoming Focus was released yesterday. He’s a con man. Margot Robbie is his protégé. While watching the first 30 seconds, I was like, oh, this feels familiar. Then I realised, it felt familiar because he’s basically the guy he played in Hitch; Focus just gets darker because criminals find themselves in more dangerous situations than love coaches. Full Story

It’s Kate Winslet’s turn to be in Jobs

December 22, 2014 17:42:56 Posted at December 22, 2014 17:42:56
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Casting for Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic was messy even before Sony vomited bitchiness all over it. Now that it’s been re-homed at Universal, things are hopefully less dramatic around the production office, but the casting merry-go-round continues to turn. The female lead has yet to be cast since the Sony Hack exposed that Natalie Portman was less “in talks” and more “lobbying for” the part. Full Story

The Interview pulled after Sony Hack turns threatening

December 18, 2014 14:57:16 Posted at December 18, 2014 14:57:16
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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The Sony Hack took a turn for the dangerous earlier this week when the hackers released a statement threatening violence should people go see the movie when it was to open on Christmas day. Following the threat, Sony said it would allow theater owners to back out of booking deals and not show the movie, if they should so choose. Full Story