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Oscar Isaac will not be a hero

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 31, 2014 20:09:53 July 31, 2014 20:09:53
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Check out my #1, Oscar Isaac, at an event in New York earlier this week. Oscar’s been working on Star Wars VII. Before that he was shooting A Most Violent Year, scheduled for release in November, with some talk of possible award season inclusion. Yesterday it was announced that Oscar will star in the upcoming HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero based on the true story of Nick Wasicsko who was, in the late 80s, then the youngest mayor in America. Full Story

Sushi for breakfast

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 31, 2014 16:22:15 July 31, 2014 16:22:15
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YASSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!! Fried rice for breakfast is really good too. Actually, rice with almost anything is good for breakfast. Rice with raw fish? Definitely. Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult are together in Japan to start work on their film Equals. Someone posted these two shots on Twitter here Full Story

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Boyhood Potterhood

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 30, 2014 19:46:16 July 30, 2014 19:46:16
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Is Ethan Hawke your re-boyfriend yet? If you say no, is it because you haven’t seen Boyhood? See it. Then be the contrarian. I know the type. The film has received near universal acclaim, currently sitting at a 99% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But some people just get ruined by hype. Full Story

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Style Discomfort or Boy Discomfort?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 30, 2014 15:34:21 July 30, 2014 15:34:21
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While Justin Bieber was fronting like he’s all big and bad in Orlando Bloom’s face last night, Selena Gomez was at the Hollywood premiere for her new movie Behaving Badly. It’s a bad title. It looks like a really bad movie. Maybe that’s why she seems so …uncomfortable? Let’s play Photo Assumption and make some baseless suggestions about why she looks so clenched. Full Story

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Short, blonde, and pregnant

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 30, 2014 14:19:44 July 30, 2014 14:19:44
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It was a great weekend for Scarlett Johansson. It’s a wonderful time for Scarlett Johansson. Lucy exceeded expectations at the box office, coming in at #1 with almost $45 million and overpowering Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s Hercules. And this just a couple of weeks after Sarah posted this article Full Story

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Joaquin Phoenix: Dr Strange?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 29, 2014 20:07:10 July 29, 2014 20:07:10
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A few days ago THR reported that Joaquin Phoenix and Marvel are in negotiations for him to play Dr Strange. I mean, he’s definitely right for it. On talent, he could totally do it. Of course he could. But… is Joaquin Phoenix a Company Man? Think of how RDJ is a Company Man now for Marvel. Full Story

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Inside the Superhero Clubhouse

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 28, 2014 17:25:01 July 28, 2014 17:25:01
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First, Marvel’s panel started nearly twenty minutes late. Then, they didn’t announce anything new, except that the Guardians of the Galaxy’s pre-destined sequel will open on July 28, 2017. There was no news on Dr. Strange, or long-awaited confirmation of a Black Panther and/or Captain Marvel movie. Full Story

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Superhero Face Punch looks dumb

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 28, 2014 15:58:06 July 28, 2014 15:58:06
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Warner Brothers did a good job of keeping the appearance of Zack Snyder and comics’ Holy Trinity (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman) a secret in the run up to their panel on Saturday morning in Hall H. When Snyder took the stage and introduced his trio of stars, it felt like a legit surprise, and made for a great Hall H moment—the first time the Trinity has appeared together. Full Story

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Mad Max is hotter than puppies

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 28, 2014 15:26:31 July 28, 2014 15:26:31

Sarah has written at length about Comic-Con strategy – how often false hype can be generated out of San Diego (Sucker Punch) that ultimately leads to disappointment. But Comic-Con can also be a legitimate momentum build, especially for projects that seemed worrisome, projects that may have been burdened by the weight of expectation. Full Story

Wonder Woman’s new look

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 28, 2014 13:42:56 July 28, 2014 13:42:56

After having the new costume for Wonder Woman teased last month, at Comic-Con on Saturday Zack Snyder unveiled the first look for his cinematic version of the character, and it’s not bad. It’s still pretty T&A for a character who is supposed to be a warrior first and foremost, but let’s be real—it could have been much worse. Full Story