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How is this the same movie?

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

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 18, 2013 15:18:13 April 18, 2013 15:18:13
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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?

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

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

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 16, 2013 16:40:32 April 16, 2013 16:40:32
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 12, 2013 14:48:36 April 12, 2013 14:48:36
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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

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 11, 2013 20:30:56 April 11, 2013 20:30:56
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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

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 11, 2013 19:32:20 April 11, 2013 19:32:20
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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

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

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

Liberace was Gay Boogyman

Dean Posted by Dean at April 9, 2013 16:30:52 April 9, 2013 16:30:52

The new trailer is out for Behind The Candelabra, HBO’s biopic about Liberace (Michael Douglas) and his boyfriend (Matt Damon), and damn if it doesn’t look like everything you could want it to be. Douglas playing into his naturally creepy old-man vibe, Matt Damon in a speedo (bonus Rob Lowe bulge!), plus coke, capes, and bathtub drama! A description of this movie reads like a Stefan sketch from SNL ie: Behind The Candelabra’s got everything. Full Story

Captain America 2 is basically justifying Scarlett Johansson’s paycheck

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 9, 2013 14:20:13 April 9, 2013 14:20:13

In the wake of The Avengers bonanza success last summer, we learned  that RDJ raked in—at minimum—fifty million for the film. There was also a rumor that arose in the wake of RDJ’s back-end deal getting exposed that Scarlett Johansson, in order to guarantee her return in The Avengers 2, would be getting a $20 million payday for the next installment in the franchise. Full Story

The Iron Man Mandarin

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 8, 2013 16:15:29 April 8, 2013 16:15:29
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Ben Kingsley’s the Mandarin is apparently the villain in the upcoming, highly anticipated Iron Man 3. And here’s Iron Man wearing a mandarin style jacket while promoting the film in Beijing this weekend at the Ancestral Imperial Temple. It’s apparently the first time a Hollywood movie has been promoted there. Full Story

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