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Terminator: Ridiculousity

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 4, 2014 20:24:46 December 4, 2014 20:24:46

The first trailer for the next Terminator is here, and it is some seriously silly sh*t. I refuse to deal with the movie’s real title, Terminator: Genisys, because it’s dumb, but it does seem to fit what looks like a highly stupid movie. There are ways to approach Terminator sequels that could be interesting and cool, but a pseudo-reboot of the first Terminator is not one of those ways. Full Story

Bond 24: Spectre

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 4, 2014 18:44:13 December 4, 2014 18:44:13
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I like Bond movies but I'm no Bond historian. Spectre, the title of Bond 24, just announced today, will mean something to Bond nerds though the way "alohomora" means something to Potterheads (me). For many, a Bond film is an Event. My best friend Fiona is big on Bond. She'll see it the first weekend. Full Story

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Seth Rogen is coming back to TV

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 4, 2014 17:22:45 December 4, 2014 17:22:45
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Kind of. Rogen and his creative partner Evan Goldberg have finally gotten their pilot order from AMC for an adaptation of Preacher, a 1990s comic about a Texan preacher who is possessed by a heaven-baby and goes looking for God with his ex-girlfriend and a drunk vampire. It’s an interesting comic book, to say the least. Full Story

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Chris Rock or Moses?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 4, 2014 15:59:15 December 4, 2014 15:59:15
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There’s been a discussion lately about the whitewashing of Exodus. Sarah posted about it here the other day. Exodus opens on December 12. Some are calling for a boycott. Why don’t we call it an alternative? Chris Rock’s Top Five opens wide on the same day. Full Story

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Garrett’s gift and with the Jolie

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 3, 2014 17:40:16 December 3, 2014 17:40:16
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“I think (Garrett’s) going to be a huge movie star. He reminds me of the very lovely Brad Pitt. He has this country, earthy grit about him, juxtaposed with this incredible sensitivity. It is a very sexy combination.” – Gwyneth Paltrow in VOGUE 2010 Full Story

The Suicide Squad features Harley Quinn and some other people

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 3, 2014 15:19:15 December 3, 2014 15:19:15
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Last we heard of David Ayer’s DC villain flick, whether or not Harley Quinn, the nutjob supervillainess from the Batman comics, would be included was still up in the air, and Jared Leto was in talks to play The Joker (lesser version 2.0). Yesterday, Warner Brothers announced the Suicide Squad lineup and yes indeed, Harley Quinn is coming to the big screen, and she’ll be played by Margot Robbie. Full Story

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Blake in black

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 3, 2014 14:56:48 December 3, 2014 14:56:48
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Blake Lively stepped out last night for the L’Oreal Paris Annual Women of Worth Awards in New York. She’s a spokesperson for the brand. Blake hasn’t said exactly when she’s due. But her film The Age Of Adaline opens in April. So she’ll have to get back to work to promote it pretty soon after giving birth. Full Story

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Boyhood, Marion, and Vern

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2014 21:29:46 December 1, 2014 21:29:46
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You ever watch Oz? JK Simmons played Vern Schillinger. It took me a long time not to see him as Vern anymore. And I don’t. Now I don’t. Now I either see him as Juno’s dad or Miles Teller’s mentor adversary in Whiplash. For which he will probably, most likely, win an Oscar. The New York Film Critics Circle just named him Best Supporting Actor today. Full Story

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Jake’s Raging Bull Hurricane

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2014 20:45:40 December 1, 2014 20:45:40
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This is what Jake Gyllenhaal will look like in Antoine Fuqua’s film Southpaw next year. According to Fuqua, Jake’s dedication to the role and his subsequent transformation are so extraordinary, it’s worthy of very impressive comparison: “Two people have done this in their lives,” Fuqua told Variety Full Story

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Michael Fassbender surfs with Alicia Vikander

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2014 16:29:20 December 1, 2014 16:29:20
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Michael Fassbender is in Australia working on a film called The Light Between Oceans with Alicia Vikander. They play husband and wife. But it’s not a romance. He looks after a lighthouse. Their marriage is strained because she can’t have children. Then a baby shows up in a boat with a dead body. Full Story

Diversity in Film: The problem at the top

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 1, 2014 16:17:37 December 1, 2014 16:17:37

On Friday Rupert Murdoch, elderly white man, took to Twitter to address the whitewashing casting controversy that has surrounded the upcoming movie Exodus: Gods & Guyliner. Christian Bale plays Moses, a Hebrew, Joel Edgerton is the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses, and Sigourney Weaver is their mother, Tuya, also Egyptian. Full Story