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Brange’s post-wedding unhappiness

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 15, 2014 19:56:53 September 15, 2014 19:56:53

Brange is in Malta shooting a movie called By The Sea. Angelina wrote it. She’s directing and producing. Brad is also producing. They play a married couple in crisis. There’s already been a lot of talk about how ironic the timing is. I’ve already talked about how I just want them to go at it Mr & Mrs Smith styles again. Full Story

Laggies: TIFF review

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 15, 2014 17:01:55 September 15, 2014 17:01:55
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Keira Knightley, one of the most interesting stars of the year. She charmed up a storm in Begin Again, and will soon chase her second Oscar nomination for the over-hyped The Imitation Game, but makes her biggest star turn as an American twentysomething in crisis in Laggies. Knightley's Megan feels like a prisoner in her own life. Full Story

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Jennifer Aniston in Cake: TIFF review

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 15, 2014 16:02:05 September 15, 2014 16:02:05
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Over-medicated, "bitchy," and sans-makeup: it's Jennifer Aniston like you've never seen her before. In Cake, Aniston plays Claire, a wealthy L.A. woman struggling with the loss of her son. She soon joins a chronic pain support group, and becomes obsessed with the suicide of a cheery woman named Nina (Anna Kendrick), and the life she left behind. Full Story

Chris Evans’s sociopathic rom-com

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 15, 2014 15:19:27 September 15, 2014 15:19:27
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I actually emailed Lainey about Playing It Cool (formerly known as A Many Splintered Thing) a few months ago when the official synopsis came out, because this is one of the most amazing synopses I’ve seen in recent memory. Here it is: “The story of a young man disillusioned by love who meets a breathtaking young woman at a charity dinner by pretending to be a philanthropist. Full Story

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Angelina Jolie in swim shorts

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 15, 2014 14:33:01 September 15, 2014 14:33:01
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That was me before a headline whore. Brange and children are in Malta working on By The Sea. On the weekend they spent time on a boat. As you can see, the Jolie wore swim shorts. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her like this before. So, there’s the headline explanation. But the other title could have been: Brad Pitt or Sean Penn? Because at first quick glance, I thought it might have been Sean Penn. Full Story

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Ryan Reynolds in The Voices: TIFF Review

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 12, 2014 15:54:59 September 12, 2014 15:54:59
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Remember Ryan Reynolds, the movie star? The star of The Green Lantern, R.I.P.D., and The Change Up? What about Buried and Adventureland? Torn between his cash-in commercial gambits and his independent spirits, Reynolds' rocky road to the top of the A-list continues in The Voices, the ultimate B-movie. Full Story

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My Obsession & Christian Grey

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 12, 2014 14:43:14 September 12, 2014 14:43:14
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My Obsession! Two in a row! For the second straight night, Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were at Chiltern in London. What a great way to end a long ass week. This time they were more dressed up. It was a pre-Fashion Week party. Also there – Jamie Dornan aka Christian Grey. So sort of like a Fifty Shades reunion. Full Story

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The Imitation Game: TIFF Review

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 12, 2014 14:20:14 September 12, 2014 14:20:14
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In the eyes of his "Cumberbitches" online, Benedict Cumberbatch is a hero. In The Imitation Game, he cracks the code of his hype and fandom, and finally gets to play one. How? It's elementary. As WWII codebreaker Alan Turing, Cumberbatch is a mathematical genius who also happens to be a pompous, socially awkward outcast. Full Story

Xavier Dolan in Elephant Song: TIFF Review

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 11, 2014 19:07:10 September 11, 2014 19:07:10
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Xavier Dolan's duelling enfant terrible and wunderkind personas have become his trademark, often overshadowing his immense talent. Remember, this 25-year-old won the Cannes Jury Prize for his fifth film, Mommy, in May, but barely eight months earlier, he bit back at an unflattering review in The Hollywood Reporter, tweeting, "kiss my narcissistic ass. Full Story

The Last Five Years: TIFF Review

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 11, 2014 15:09:23 September 11, 2014 15:09:23
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In the last five years, Anna Kendrick "type[d] with purpose" to an Oscar nomination for Up in the Air, carried the a cappella Bellas to a national championship and shook off her role in the Twilight franchise to become a bona-fide star in her own right. But with The Last Five Years, Kendrick shines in yet another musical as Cathy Hiatt, the ultimate "Shiksa Goddess" - even though the movie doesn't work. Full Story

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