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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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Divergent first teaser Shailene’s somehow unannoying VMAs

Duana Posted by Duana at August 26, 2013 16:31:51 August 26, 2013 16:31:51
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There was a kind of feeling of quiet despair at the VMAs. Did you feel it, at home on your couch? I think it was because there was so much promise – NSYNC,  Taylor and Harry, Drake – and then so much sweaty disappointment.   The four members of NSYNC who know that was their last TV appearance ever, the series of awards Drake and Swifty and Rihanna didn’t win, the terrible audio, the distraction over why Gaga has suddenly and completely lost her game…you know?  It was a night of ups and downs, and I think you’d be lying if you said you weren’t squinting in confusion and a little anxiety at the screen at least some of the time. Full Story

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Who is Troy Dyer?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 23, 2013 14:37:09 August 23, 2013 14:37:09

If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you know how a few of us here feel about Reality Bites – ok maybe just Duana and me. This is the origin of our love-hate for Ethan Hawke. And our enduring love for loafers with anything. If you clicked on the title of this post because you know the name, I don’t need to explain much more to you. Full Story

Bradley Cooper is a space raccoon

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 23, 2013 13:48:51 August 23, 2013 13:48:51
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After the relief of Vin Diesel being relegated to playing a tree, the next bout of Marvel casting speculation turned to the final piece of the Guardians of the Galaxy puzzle—who would voice Rocket Raccoon, the trigger happy space varmint and biggest WTF element of a WTF-heavy concept. Full Story

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Ben Affleck is Batman: the Nerd angle

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 23, 2013 13:01:50 August 23, 2013 13:01:50

Well it’s definitely a better pick than some MTV pretty boy. The news that Ben Affleck will be Batman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel was greeted, predictably, with equal parts nerd-joy and nerd-rage. The joy mostly comes from Affleck being a proper actor—did they tease us with that MTV guy to make this look better?—with a hot career right now, and the rage comes from one thing: Daredevil. Full Story

Ben Affleck is Batman: the Gossip angle

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 23, 2013 12:46:07 August 23, 2013 12:46:07
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Remember when some Teen Wolf actor tried to convince people that he could be Batman? Click here for a refresher. It makes that guy look even worse now. Because, well, they were obviously aiming a lot higher. Two weeks ago The Hollywood Reporter put out a long list that included Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin. Full Story