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Monday, December 8, 2014

Dear Gossips,

The Boston Society of Film Critics and the LA Film Critics Association both named Boyhood the best film of 2014 yesterday. So Boyhood and director Richard Linklater are well on their way to Oscar nominations. But, as Ritchie wrote in his email to me last night, it remains to be seen whether Boyhood ends up being The Hurt Locker or The Social Network.  Read Full Intro

Jeremy Renner’s London year

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 8, 2014 14:25:25 December 8, 2014 14:25:25
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Jeremy Renner has been in and out of London all year. Avengers: Age of Ultron filmed there over the spring and summer, and following that, he’s been there working on Mission: Impossible 5 – Presumably There’s A Bomb throughout fall and winter. Here he is once again at LAX over the weekend; not sure exactly where he’s coming from, but London is a logical guess. Full Story

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The Batch is Strange, for real this time

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 5, 2014 15:49:38 December 5, 2014 15:49:38
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After a long, rumor-filled casting process—easily a top-three roughest go round— Marvel has finally announced their Dr. Strange and it is, for real, Benedict Cumberbatch. He’s been rumored for years—I first mentioned it in 2012—but the timing never worked out, and Marvel would go look at other options, coming closest with Joaquin Phoenix a few months ago. Full Story

George Clooney Gladiator

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 5, 2014 15:39:19 December 5, 2014 15:39:19
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Check out George Clooney in costume on the set of Hail Caesar in LA yesterday. It’s a Coen Brothers movie. It’s about old Hollywood and a guy who did a lot of the dirty work back then to protect the stars when they f-cked up. I wonder if it’s based on a book I read last year called The Fixers: Eddie Mannix, Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine by E J Fleming because Josh Brolin, who’s apparently the lead in the film, is playing Eddie Mannix. Full Story

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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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