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Denzel Washington & Marky Mark

April 23, 2013 14:31:19 Posted at April 23, 2013 14:31:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg were at Summer of Sony the other day promoting 2 Guns. When I saw these photos, I wrote to Sarah from Cinesnark asking her if she thought Mark acted like Mark when he was around Denzel, all heavy-dicked and thick-armed, or if she thought he’d be deferential instead. Full Story

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Don’t change, Channing

April 22, 2013 20:31:43 Posted at April 22, 2013 20:31:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Channing Tatum was at Summer of Sony this weekend with Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal promoting White House Down. I like how they all coordinated outfits here. White House Down is not my kind of film. But I will tell you right now that I’ll be seeing it -- for two reasons: so that I can do my part and make it a bigger deal than Gerard Butler’s Olympus Has Fallen and because, well, that’s how much I like Channing Tatum. Full Story

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Ryan Reynolds vs Will Smith

April 22, 2013 18:24:42 Posted at April 22, 2013 18:24:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Every year a big budget movie takes a sh-t at the box office. The other day I predicted that Will Smith’s After Earth would hold that title in 2013. Sarah from Cinesnark didn’t disagree, but after the trailer for R.I.P.D. was released last week, she thinks it might be R. Full Story

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How is this the same movie?

April 18, 2013 19:40:43 Posted at April 18, 2013 19:40:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are the people who made Crazy, Stupid, Love. Their next project is called Focus, and it was originally intended for their CSL stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Gosling couldn’t work it into his schedule and Stone was only doing it to work with him again so they were subsequently replaced by Kristen Stewart and Ben Affleck. Full Story

Little Johnny, Big Armie

April 18, 2013 15:18:13 Posted at April 18, 2013 15:18:13
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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There are worse things than The Lone Ranger. Like, say, Transformers 1-3, conclusive. Or World War Z. WWZ looks terrible because it’s so freaking generic, like someone threw Independence Day, Armageddon and The Walking Dead into a blender and WWZ is the vomitus mass that came out. Or the entire Fast & Furious franchise. Full Story

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Are you ready for Superman?

April 17, 2013 15:53:55 Posted at April 17, 2013 15:53:55
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Because he’s going to be very, very big. After the first trailer for Man of Steel came out in December, I expressed doubts—about Zack Snyder as a director, about Superman as a compelling character, about the overall tone being too similar to The Dark Knight trilogy (Christopher Nolan produced and developed the story for Steel), about the sadness of Superman’s beard. Full Story

Jamie Foxx is a blue albino crocodile

April 16, 2013 16:40:32 Posted at April 16, 2013 16:40:32
Sarah Posted by Sarah
Doug Meszler / Splash News

Don’t ask me how “blue albino” works, that’s just what is in my head as I look at these set photos of Jamie Foxx as Electro, the villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which so far has no cutesy subtitle (The Even More Amazing Spider-Man? Spider-Man: Still Amazing?). Did you ever see Cave of Forgotten Dreams? For some reason, Foxx done up as Electro reminds me of the albino crocodiles at the end. Full Story

Conjuring and Casting

April 12, 2013 14:48:36 Posted at April 12, 2013 14:48:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Rachel McAdams was in Boston a couple of weeks ago. At the time, Emma Stone was in town too, visiting her friend Jennifer Lawrence who was working on a movie with Bradley Cooper. I posted a Girlcrushes article about it here wondering and hoping that it was something to look forward to. Full Story

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No thanks, Tarzan. We’re good

April 11, 2013 20:30:56 Posted at April 11, 2013 20:30:56
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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I’m kind of wondering what Alexander Skarsgard’s career management plan looks like. On the one hand, he’s jumping off a successful cable show into films and taking supporting roles in movies like The East and Melancholia and What Maisie Knew, but on the other hand he books into would-be blockbusters like Battleship and a live-action Tarzan adaptation. Full Story

Tom Cruis-E

April 11, 2013 19:32:20 Posted at April 11, 2013 19:32:20
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Yesterday when I wrote about the Elysium trailer I said that making good sci-fi is hard. It’s just a big pit of vipers and the vipers are named things like Exposition and Logic and Narrative Mandate. Good sci-fi requires a huge amount of behind-the-scenes planning, the majority of which will never actually be used in the final product (be it movie or book), but the rules and laws of the world created need to make some kind of sense. Full Story

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Please don’t let Elysium be disappointing like Prometheus

April 10, 2013 14:50:25 Posted at April 10, 2013 14:50:25
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Was there a bigger let down last year than Prometheus? All the hype, is-it-Alien/is-it-not-Alien, the series of good trailers and stellar viral marketing, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender AND Idris Elba in a movie together, and then…it kind of sucked. A lot. Sci-fi is hard. Full Story