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Chris Pine’s cardigan vest

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 20, 2017 20:13:55 January 20, 2017 20:13:55
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I know people who have it bad for Chris Pine. This has not been my experience. That’s not to say I can’t with Chris Pine. But that I’ve never actually felt one way or another about him. Full Story

Monster Trucks is a disaster at every turn

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 20, 2017 18:16:00 January 20, 2017 18:16:00

Last fall Viacom took a $115 million write-down for an unnamed Paramount movie, but everyone made the leap that Movie X was Monster Trucks, the long-delayed would-be kiddie franchise meant to sell toys. Paramount has the rights to Transformers, but they have to share those profits, including merchandising, with toy manufacturer Hasbro, so they sought to create an original property they could control top to bottom. Full Story

Kristen Stewart, academic

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 20, 2017 17:06:24 January 20, 2017 17:06:24
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Kristen Stewart is at Sundance to promote Come Swim, a short film she wrote and directed. Just ahead of the premiere, it was revealed that she’d also co-authored an academic paper on the artificial intelligence used during production. Full Story

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James McAvoy is tremendous in Split

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 20, 2017 15:29:27 January 20, 2017 15:29:27
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Following The Visit, M. Night Shyamalan continues his return to form with Split. It’s his second collaboration with Blumhouse Pictures, and where in The Visit there is discernable friction between Shyamalan’s impulse to go big and Blumhouse’s frugal, lo-fi approach to filmmaking, in Split there is no such tension as Shyamalan combines the best of his cinematic trickery with a more grounded technical approach that keeps him honest as a storyteller. Full Story

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Cressida Bonas in a movie

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 19, 2017 20:13:56 January 19, 2017 20:13:56
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The Bye Bye Man, alternatively, “I Sat Through The Bye Bye Man So You Don’t Have To”. And I did it mostly because The Bye Bye Man is Cressida Bonas’ feature film debut as an actress. Full Story

Wolverine and Little Wolverine

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 19, 2017 18:23:59 January 19, 2017 18:23:59
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A new trailer for Logan has arrived, and while it’s not a perfect little film like the first one, it does confirm what the first trailer only hinted at—the little girl, Laura, is in fact X-23, the Logan clone who is currently serving as the comic book version of Wolverine. Full Story

Sundance 2017: 10 To Watch

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 18, 2017 14:47:17 January 18, 2017 14:47:17

Last year, two of the biggest films coming out of Sundance were Manchester by the Sea and Birth of a Nation. Both bagged huge distribution deals at the festival, and both were early tips for Oscar hopefuls. Manchester has stayed in it all year, and is sure to be a player on Oscar night, for Casey Affleck Full Story