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The Goodfellas of Oceans Eleven

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 15, 2015 15:52:13 January 15, 2015 15:52:13
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In September, right after his wedding, Brad Pitt showed up in New York to shoot with Martin Scorsese. Click here to revisit those pictures. It was the orange hat, remember? At the time it was revealed that Scorsese was directing Pitt, Robert De Niro, and Leonardo DiCaprio and while they’re calling it a “short film”, really, as I said at the time, it’s commercial for a new casino opening up in Macau. Full Story

The Whiteness of the Oscars

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 15, 2015 14:55:25 January 15, 2015 14:55:25
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It’s almost as if they were like, “Hey, we gave you 12 Years A Slave in 2014. So wait another 10 years before we reward you again”. I mean, I’m happy for Laura Dern, and Emma Stone, and Mark Ruffalo. But David Oyelowo belongs there. And, more importantly, Ava DuVernay belongs there. Full Story

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No Aniston, no Brange

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 15, 2015 14:38:07 January 15, 2015 14:38:07
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For Angelina Jolie and Unbroken, the signs were there that it wasn’t happening. It’s been a month of signs. Unbroken did however receive 3 nominations in technical categories. So… it’s something. For Jennifer Aniston… After two months of aggressive – and impressive! – campaigning. Full Story

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Sweater dress and a water fight

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 14, 2015 18:14:32 January 14, 2015 18:14:32
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This Celine sweater dress on Sienna Miller…I can’t. I can’t control my WANT. I would wear it every single day. I would never wear it and get into a water fight, are you f-cked? Then again, it’s because for me, the sweater dress would be a major acquisition. For a celebrity, it’s one of many. Full Story

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Gwyneth, Howard, and Chekhov

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 14, 2015 16:30:00 January 14, 2015 16:30:00
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Gwyneth Paltrow was on Howard Stern this morning. She’s promoting Mortdecai. She’s been promoting Mortdecai even though she doesn’t play Mortdecai. Johnny Depp plays Mortdecai. The movie comes out in a week and he’s basically been missing. So, you know, thanks Johnny Depp. Anyway, Howard Stern is tight with Jennifer Aniston. Full Story

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Sniper in a suit

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 13, 2015 21:07:33 January 13, 2015 21:07:33
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The Directors Guild of America announced its nominations today. The DGA’s selections are said to be good indicators of what the Academy is thinking and the eventual winner has a very, very good chance of being Oscar’s Best Director. So here are the five: Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman Richard Linklater, Boyhood Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game Clint Eastwood, American Sniper Always with the Clint Eastwood, you know. Full Story

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Familiar people remaking Strangers on a Train

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 13, 2015 20:49:47 January 13, 2015 20:49:47
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Is it really a remake, though, or just a modern adaptation? Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Strangers on a Train was adapted from a novel by Patricia Highsmith of the same name. The title is most widely known as a Hitchcock movie, but I don’t know if a modern take actually counts as a remake of Hitchcock, or just a modern update on the novel. Full Story

Film Review: Tak3n

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 13, 2015 18:44:03 January 13, 2015 18:44:03
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Subtitle: “I sat through this so you don’t have to”. About fifteen minutes into Tak3n—surely the year’s stupidest title—I desperately wanted to walk out. But I don’t walk out of movies on principal, so I white-knuckled it through one of the worst movies I’ve seen in a while, which is saying something because sometimes I seek out bad movies Full Story