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CIFF Review: Birdman

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 20, 2014 13:46:35 October 20, 2014 13:46:35
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Birdman is a tremendous film. There’s no other way to put it. It’s an ASTOUNDING technical accomplishment and a genuinely affecting film that is funny, absurd, moving, and sad. The performances are fantastic, the score is terrific, and where Clouds of Sils Maria gets bogged down in the pedantics of actors talking about acting (click here Full Story

CIFF Review: Clouds of Sils Maria

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 20, 2014 13:26:43 October 20, 2014 13:26:43
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Clouds of Sils Maria is French filmmaker Olivier Assayas’s new film. It stars Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloe Grace Moretz. It is about an actress, Maria (Binoche), debating whether or not to take a role in the play that made her famous, but instead of playing the young ingénue, she would now be playing the older, ostensibly pathetic character. Full Story

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Eddie Redmayne: front row season?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 17, 2014 18:17:47 October 17, 2014 18:17:47
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Eddie Redmayne was front row at the Alexander Wang H&M Collection launch in New York last night. (Sasha was there too, covering it for etalk. I was jealous. Wang is… goddamn, he is something to look at. The clothes, sure. But his FACE!) If I’m a designer, Eddie Redmayne is at the top of the list of male celebrities I’d want to be there. Full Story

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Batfleck is definitely in the Justice League

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 17, 2014 17:46:19 October 17, 2014 17:46:19
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During a shareholder meeting earlier this week, Warner Brothers CEO Kevin Tsujihara dumped a ton of info about the DC cinematic universe on us, including the flashy announcement that textile-wearer Ezra Miller will play The Flash. Buried under the new information is the confirmation that Zack Snyder will direct two Justice League movies, coming in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Full Story

Brange’s Fury Unbroken

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 17, 2014 14:16:36 October 17, 2014 14:16:36
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Brad Pitt and the cast of Fury spent yesterday screening Fury for veterans and servicemen in Fort Benning Georgia. Extra also released Brad’s red carpet interview from the premiere in Washington the night before. The reporter was Jerry Penacoli who’s always had a good relationship with Angelina Jolie. Full Story

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George Clooney goes back to work too

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 17, 2014 13:30:22 October 17, 2014 13:30:22
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Amal Alamuddin Clooney went back to work this week, advising the Greek government on the Parthenon Marbles situation. She returned to London yesterday. Here’s George Clooney in Vancouver, back for Tomorrowland. Will his wife show up in Canada for the weekend? A lot of you have been asking me about this name change situation, whether or not it’s a problem. Full Story

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dear Gossips,

A new Mockingjay Part 1 teaser was released yesterday featuring just Jennifer Lawrence, returning home to District 12 to survey the damage, under manipulation by Plutarch Heavensbee to fight for the rebel forces. This was one of the strongest elements of The Hunger Games series – even the “good guys” were assholes.  Read Full Intro

Jamie Dornan in British VOGUE

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 16, 2014 19:58:19 October 16, 2014 19:58:19
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Um. Yeah. I linked to one of these shots of Jamie Dornan in the November issue of British VOGUE yesterday. And I just saw a few more of them. Really, really, REALLY good photo shoot. The first image I attached? Sh-t, when I first looked at it I couldn’t breathe. But he doesn’t always do it for me. Full Story

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Thor vs a big fish

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 16, 2014 17:48:18 October 16, 2014 17:48:18
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The trailer for Ron Howard’s In The Heart Of The Sea was released earlier today. Convenient! Because I was wondering how I would use these new Chris Hemsworth photos – he was papped at LAX yesterday and he’s the star of the film. It’s based on a true story, the incident that inspired Moby Dick, of a group of men out in the water on their boat and they’re attacked by the Godzilla of whales. Full Story

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CIFF Review: St. Vincent

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 16, 2014 17:15:41 October 16, 2014 17:15:41
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I have officially hit the halfway point of the Chicago International Film Festival. It is October 16th, and between the festival and squeezing in some commercial releases to meet writing commitments, I’ve seen sixteen movies so far this month. I have fifteen left to go, including four double-headers. Full Story

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Brad Pitt: on his wife, his French, Fury, and Unbroken

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 16, 2014 14:45:15 October 16, 2014 14:45:15
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I received the cutest email yesterday from a reader, S, who wrote: Lainey, My husband is going to have to send you thank you cases of Miraval Rosé for posting that behind the scenes video because I am so primed to bang his brains out when he get home from work. That f-cker is not going to make it past the foyer!  Hugs & Rubs Right? Brad Pitt in DETAILS. Full Story

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