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Jake surges but not Cumberbatch

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 26, 2014 14:36:12 November 26, 2014 14:36:12
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Everyone was expecting The Imitation Game and Benedict Cumberbatch to be called when the Independent Spirit Award nominations were revealed yesterday. Cumberbatch is considered a top 2 contender for Best Actor Oscar and then there’s the Harvey Weinstein factor. Remember what he did with Silver Linings Playbook? But Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game, and, really, Harvey overall were totally shut out of the Spirits. Full Story

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Jurassic World: The park is open for business

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 26, 2014 14:15:55 November 26, 2014 14:15:55

It’s been 22 years since Jurassic Park failed its safety inspection, and Jurassic World, the culmination of John Hammond’s dream for a living-dinosaur theme park, is now open for business. What could possibly go wrong? I mean, besides the dinosaurs getting loose—again—and eating people touring the park—again—and then escaping the island—again—and eating people on the mainland—again. Full Story

Angelina in London for Unbroken

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 25, 2014 21:06:25 November 25, 2014 21:06:25
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Tonight was the UK premiere of Unbroken. Angelina wore white. With a mini-cape. I wish she'd gotten more creative with the footwear but, then again, it's not supposed to be about "fashion" with her. On this night, Angelina Jolie is a filmmaker, a crusader, and a friend to military personnel. Full Story

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First look at Pan

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 25, 2014 19:46:33 November 25, 2014 19:46:33

Joe Wright is a good director. And I did like Hook, with Robin Williams. But this first look at Pan…an origin story… I have some concerns. One concern is Hugh Jackman’s hair. Can you see the wig line – glaringly – across the top of his head in several shots? These are the kinds of details that can become distracting. Full Story

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Oscar Isaac gets Apocalyptic

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 25, 2014 16:32:11 November 25, 2014 16:32:11
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Already part of New New Star Wars, Oscar Isaac is adding another huge franchise to his roster as he is joining X-Men: Apocalypse as the titular villain. Isaac’s been on the brink for a few years now, and it’s really feeling like he’s ready to make the leap and hit the mainstream in a big way. Full Story

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The “Rachel” came from weed

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 24, 2014 21:13:16 November 24, 2014 21:13:16
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Jennifer Aniston was at two screenings for Cake this weekend. On Friday it was with Variety followed by a cocktail party at the Sunset Tower. She wore pink and Justin Theroux was there. Last night there was another one with cinema prive and PANDORA Jewellery. She wore glasses and leather pants and, again, that great black jacket. Full Story

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Nicole’s best reviews

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 24, 2014 20:52:39 November 24, 2014 20:52:39
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In a while… Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were in London last night at the premiere of Paddington. And the reviews I’ve read so far have been very positive. The Mirror called it the “finest family film ever made”. Kids who were at the screenings loved it, even though there was some controversy about its PG rating – click here Full Story

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Zoolander 2 is so hot right now

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 21, 2014 17:08:52 November 21, 2014 17:08:52

Rumors of a Zoolander sequel have circulated off and on for years, but yesterday sh*t got real when Deadline published a report that Penelope Cruz has signed onto the movie, with Justin Theroux writing the script and Ben Stiller directing. Originally, Deadline said Theroux would direct, but his commitment to The Leftovers season 2 won’t leave him enough time, so Stiller is helming. Full Story