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Yes, Annette Bening deserves all that Oscar buzz for 20th Century Women

October 12, 2016 14:40:36 Posted at October 12, 2016 14:40:36
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Sight unseen, Annette Bening was hailed as a Best Actress contender (and possible frontrunner) for her work in 20th Century Women, which premiered on Saturday at the New York Film Festival. The same hype followed Viola Davis for her work in Fences, and coincidentally, the trailers for both of these films dropped on the same day last month Full Story

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The Jack Reacher promotional strategy

October 12, 2016 14:07:47 Posted at October 12, 2016 14:07:47
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher sequel opens next week. Which isn’t too far away. And I feel like it’s been pretty quiet, as Tom Cruise promotional tours go. Normally, when Tom Cruise is promoting a movie, you can’t avoid him jumping out of airplanes and hitting 8 cities in 10 hours, or something equally insane. Full Story

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Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation

October 11, 2016 14:18:07 Posted at October 11, 2016 14:18:07
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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At this point there is no separating art from artist in the case of Nate Parker and The Birth of a Nation, his debut feature film as a writer and director. He also stars in the movie and produced it, so this is unquestionably his movie. Full Story

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Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train

October 7, 2016 20:29:02 Posted at October 7, 2016 20:29:02
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Did you like Gone Girl? Didn’t you think Amazing Amy was just THE WORST, but also kind of cool? Do you like mysteries but not like, actually hard to solve or uncomfortable ones, but where the people you want to have done it, did it, and you don’t actually have to think too much about it afterward? Like didn’t Gone Girl kind of make you a little uncomfortable, with the way that Nick seemed to get off on Amy’s cruelty, and the suggestion that suburban wholesomeness is a psychopath’s best camouflage? Wouldn’t you have liked it just a little more if everyone just said what a skank Amy was and Nick actually left her? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, then have I got the movie for you! The Girl on the Train is adapted from Paula Hawkins’ best-seller by Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary, Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus), and directed by Tate Taylor (The Help). Full Story

Matthew McConaughey is touching a tiger

October 7, 2016 16:38:17 Posted at October 7, 2016 16:38:17
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Matthew McConaughey has fallen into making two kinds of movies: 1) Serious award-baity fare, and 2) whatever the hell he was doing in Wolf of Wall Street. The first trailer for his new movie, Gold, was released yesterday and it definitely looks like it’s from the second category. Full Story

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Nicholas Hoult is the perfect Tesla

October 7, 2016 15:35:48 Posted at October 7, 2016 15:35:48
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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The Current War, the Nikola Tesla movie that is somehow not about Nikola Tesla, has finally cast Nikola Tesla. At least we know he’s in this movie for sure. In a rather brilliant piece of casting, Nicholas Hoult Full Story

Riggins in London

October 5, 2016 18:58:44 Posted at October 5, 2016 18:58:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Did you know that Friday Night Lights premiered 10 years ago this week? For some of us it’s been a decade of Clear Eyes and Full Hearts. For others, ahem, those of you who ignored my nagging and only just gave in recently, it’s been a couple of years. For all of us, it’s been …well… it’s been hard, missing them so much. Full Story

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