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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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Michael B Jordan, Oscar, and Oscar

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 3, 2013 17:50:33 December 3, 2013 17:50:33
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Two members of my 5 List were recognised at the Gotham Awards last night. Oscar Isaac was there representing Inside Llewyn Davis which won Best Film. And Michael B Jordan was named Breakthrough Actor. Early on in the season, especially after Cannes, both were considered to have a shot at an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. Full Story

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Jeremy Renner’s Movie Star Mulligan

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 3, 2013 15:06:02 December 3, 2013 15:06:02

Remember how last year Jeremy Renner was everywhere, trying to be a movie star, and that the centerpiece of his campaign was a Bourne movie that didn’t star Jason Bourne? Well, the strategy kinda sorta worked. The movie, The Bourne Legacy (aka the non-Bourne Bourne), did well enough Full Story

James Franco > Robert De Niro

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 2, 2013 20:05:50 December 2, 2013 20:05:50
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Here are James Franco and Seth Rogen with some puppies on the set of their new movie. So… about that Bound 2 parody video that they made… Wasn’t funny to me. Sorry? I thought the original was funny. Like, hilarious. James and Seth? Not really. What’s the gag? That two straight dudes are simulating the sex? Not my kind of humour. Full Story

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Becks & Styles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 2, 2013 16:52:47 December 2, 2013 16:52:47
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Um. This might keep me busy tonight. Right before I fall asleep. Harry Styles – with a few other members of One Direction – attended the premiere of The Class of 92 last night in London. At one point he posed with David Beckham. A couple of weeks ago, I posted these photos Full Story

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Who will Leo bump?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 2, 2013 16:21:25 December 2, 2013 16:21:25
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It was confirmed last week that Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street is 3 hours long, opening at Christmas. And they had to rush it. Originally the film was scheduled for November but Scorsese wasn’t finished cutting it. Somehow they were able to find a new date on the calendar, pushing aside some other movies so that Marty and Leo could be part of award season. Full Story