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Armie’s underwhelming summer

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 30, 2013 15:23:20 August 30, 2013 15:23:20
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Armie Hammer was supposed to be a big time movie star by now. Only The Lone Ranger didn’t deliver. But, you know, that was the critics’ fault. Blame them. If the critics didn’t take a dump on the movie, would Armie Hammer have had a shot at Batman? According to Sarah, he was actually supposed to be Batman once a few years ago for a project that fell apart. Full Story

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James Spader is an evil robot

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 30, 2013 14:35:42 August 30, 2013 14:35:42
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The Avengers have their Ultron, the psychotic rampaging robot who tries to destroy humanity, and they’ve found him in the form of James Spader. *record scratch* What a WEIRD pick. But weird/good, not weird/bad. It’s just so out of left field. Full Story

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Dear Gossips,

A change in format today. I have press all day for The Social, our upcoming afternoon talk show premiering on Monday on CTV in Canada. We start at 6am ET with interviews every half hour or so. Normally I try to structure my work schedule to accommodate for blogging but this time it was impossible.  Read Full Intro

Gravity is good, Sandy challenges Cate

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 29, 2013 14:10:14 August 29, 2013 14:10:14
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Gravity might be great. Rapturous early reviews are coming out of the Venice Film Festival where Sandra Bullock and George Clooney presented the film for the first time yesterday. The film is being called a visual masterpiece, in particular its 13 minute opening – a single shot. This, then, is not The Great Gatsby. Full Story

Carrie returns

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 28, 2013 18:46:11 August 28, 2013 18:46:11
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I have a love/hate relationship with horror movies; the love stems from a childhood spent watching Hitchcock, Vincent Price and Mystery Science Theater 3000, and the hate comes from the late trend of torture porn that’s strictly about the fetishizing of female fear for consumption by a predominantly male audience. Full Story

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Benedict Cumberbatch weekend in a week

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 28, 2013 16:32:55 August 28, 2013 16:32:55
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The Fifth Estate opens TIFF a week tomorrow. Am kind of curious to see how many of Benedict Cumberbatch’s fans show up at Roy Thomson Hall that night. And what level of Twi-Hard they reach. Like will they be breaking into all the hotels in the vicinity? Will they offer up their babies to him to hold? (This happened with Brad Pitt a few years ago. Full Story

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Walking out on James McAvoy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 28, 2013 15:50:58 August 28, 2013 15:50:58
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James McAvoy will be at TIFF with Jessica Chastain for a preview of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her/Him. The last time he was at TIFF we had a cigarette out the window. I think he’s quit now. Or maybe he’s switched to e-cigs like me. So we no longer have to hang out of windows. Full Story

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Why can’t this be more than friends?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 28, 2013 15:27:02 August 28, 2013 15:27:02
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Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are kicking off the Venice Film Festival tonight with Gravity. Here they are at the photocall this afternoon. Now WHYYYYYYYYYYY can’t this be more than friends? They clearly like each other. And if the physical is any indication, they seem to bring out the best in each other. Full Story

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Matthew McConaughey in the first Dallas Buyers Club trailer

Dean Posted by Dean at August 28, 2013 14:40:37 August 28, 2013 14:40:37

We saw the pictures from the set last year and what we've been asking so far about Dallas Buyers Club has been pretty fluffy stuff like - how did Matthew McConaughey lose all that weight?! Or maybe - is he replacing Julie Bowen as my new thinspo?? (KIDDING!) But the trailer's been released and, while it’s a downer, there are now much more serious things to ask about this movie, specifically - who gets to own the story of AIDS? What the trailer shows is Matthew "Kate Hudson Enabler" McConaughey playing a Foghorn Leghorn type of Texan in the 80s. Full Story

Katie shoots at home

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 27, 2013 20:02:18 August 27, 2013 20:02:18
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Katie Holmes is from Ohio. She's shooting a movie in Ohio now called Miss Meadows. I guess that's quite a Miss Meadows outfit then. It'd be a Diane Kruger outfit but for the shoes though. Her co-star in the film is James Badge Dale. Some are calling him the next great discovery. And by discovery I mean one of those actors who's been around for a while but finally seems to have found the formula. Full Story

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Sandy, Louis, and George together again

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 27, 2013 16:08:01 August 27, 2013 16:08:01
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The Venice Film Festival opens tomorrow. First film: Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. I’ve talked to a few people at TIFF. They all said it’s an extraordinary piece of filmmaking. So for those of you who’ve been asking me what to line up for at the festival, this would be a good one, and not just because it features two of the biggest movie stars in the world. Full Story

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