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James wins

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 9, 2013 15:11:07 December 9, 2013 15:11:07
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An emotional James McAvoy accepted Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards in London last night for his performance in Filth. "It's like Scotland's won the World Cup”, he said. Filth recently secured North American distribution but still won’t be released until Spring 2014. Full Story

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Farewell Mandela

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 5, 2013 22:42:16 December 5, 2013 22:42:16
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The timing…. It has been confirmed that Nelson Mandela has passed away. Tonight is the UK premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Prince William and Princess Catherine were in attendance. Mandela was 95 years old. The film has the endorsement of his family and Idris Elba’s performance was warmly embraced. Full Story

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Tom Hiddleston’s fairy movie

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 5, 2013 17:58:44 December 5, 2013 17:58:44
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I deleted the knowledge that Tom Hiddleston is voicing Captain Hook in the latest Tinkerbell movie for Disney. It is in no way relevant to me, a grown-ass woman who does not have children to whom I must cater. So when Lainey emailed me about covering a new Tom Hiddleston trailer, I was thinking it was more Only Lovers Left Alive, or perhaps an advertisement for Coriolanus, which opens this week on London’s West End. Full Story

Colin Firth feels inadequate

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 5, 2013 17:20:52 December 5, 2013 17:20:52
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Never. But I do love the comments he made last night at the premiere of The Railway Man in London. It’s the true story of Eric Lomax who was captured during the Second World War, tortured, and made to work on Thai-Burma railway. Many years later he decided to confront his tormentor. Lomax is survived by his wife Patti who praised Full Story

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Mrs Timberlake’s black holiday

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 5, 2013 16:26:05 December 5, 2013 16:26:05
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Mrs Timberlake was out last night at the premiere for her film The Truth About Emmanuel which screened at Sundance and is currently available On Demand. A theatrical release will follow in January, which is typically where/when movies go to die. But, you know, it’s hard out there for an “indie” actress. Full Story

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The (almost) year of Benedict Cumberbatch

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 5, 2013 15:38:38 December 5, 2013 15:38:38
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The Hollywood Reporter put Benedict Cumberbatch on the cover a few months ago, declaring him officially part of the A List. Click here to read Sarah’s piece at the time. All signs did indeed point, then, to it being the Year of Cumberbatch, especially since The Fifth Estate was about to screen at TIFF and everyone was already talking Oscar. Full Story

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Andrew & Emma flirt in Spider-Man 2

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 5, 2013 15:04:00 December 5, 2013 15:04:00
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The first full trailer has just been released. Andrew Garfield was wonderful as Peter Parker in the first (not really the first but the re-first) installment. And he’s just as appealing here as Peter grows more self-assured with his powers and responsibilities. Also, there’s an adorable flirting scene between him and Emma Stone. Full Story

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Make room for Her

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 4, 2013 20:55:17 December 4, 2013 20:55:17

Well now this race is all over the place. The National Board of Review just announced its list and Best Picture went to… Spike Jonzes’s Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix and featuring Scarlett Johansson’s voice. Apparently Scarjo’s work in this film is so wonderful, there are those who believe she should be nominated for an acting award even though she doesn’t actually appear onscreen. Full Story

Meet your new Wonder Woman

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 4, 2013 19:23:59 December 4, 2013 19:23:59
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A month after casting speculation emerged regarding a female role in Batman vs. Superman that was assumed to be Wonder Woman, though I was skeptical, we now know two things for sure. 1) The role is, in fact, Wonder Woman, and 2) she will be played by Gal Gadot. Full Story

Hustling without Jennifer Lawrence

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 4, 2013 18:18:26 December 4, 2013 18:18:26
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American Hustle screened last night. Jennifer Lawrence was not there in person...but they felt her presence. What great timing. Or, perhaps they strategically chose the date of the New York Film Critics Circle's announcement of their winners to make their premiere. The NYFCC named American Hustle and NOT 12 Years A Slave as Best Picture giving the Oscar race a major shakeup. Full Story

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Jared Leto, Best Supporting Actor

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 3, 2013 18:04:28 December 3, 2013 18:04:28
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The New York Film Critics Circle just named Jared Leto Best Supporting Actor for his work in Dallas Buyers Club. It’s almost a given now that he’ll receive an Oscar nomination. Right now, a lot of experts predict he could actually take it, especially since Michael Fassbender is refusing to campaign. Full Story

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