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JKL NYC

August 22, 2012 20:06:57 Posted at August 22, 2012 20:06:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Oh look it’s Matthew McConaughey chilling on a street bench in New York today, wearing and living his motto... Just Keep Livin’ I mean, where else would you find him? This is what he actually does. As he tries not to think about food. McConaughey is supposed to lose another 10 lbs (he’s 25 down) by September to start shooting The Dallas Buyers’ Club. Full Story

Chris Evans’ leading lady is…

August 21, 2012 16:00:32 Posted at August 21, 2012 16:00:32
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Captain America 2 is casting its female lead, with the final choice said to be down to Anna Kendrick, Imogen Poots and Felicity Jones. That’s an intriguing list, not only for what it says about which character they might be playing, but what we can expect Cap 2 to look like. It’s shaping up to be a lot less “golly-gee” than The First Avenger was, with comedy veterans Anthony and Joe Full Story

The Master in Chicago

August 17, 2012 14:40:53 Posted at August 17, 2012 14:40:53
Sarah Posted by Sarah

The crowd stretched down the block and around the corner, hundreds of people pouring onto Southport on a night when the Cubs weren’t in town for the special Chicago screening of The Master last night. People were palpably excited, checking and re-checking tickets, everyone worried about an oversell. Full Story

Jake Gyllenhaal could take a cue from Chris Evans

August 16, 2012 17:23:17 Posted at August 16, 2012 17:23:17
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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That is a truly bizarre sentence to write. The last time Jake G had a movie in theaters was nearly eighteen months ago, last spring’s Source Code. Since then, he’s kept a relatively low profile as he recalibrates after his Movie Star dreams died a slow, inexorable death in 2010. For reasons I will never understand, you people wouldn’t let him be a Movie Star (I say “you people” because I fully supported him as a blockbuster star and will always slightly resent everyone else for pushing Jake G aside in favor of Channing Tatum), so he has gone back to his roots in character-driven indies. Full Story

Colin Farrell’s date: mom

August 15, 2012 17:34:00 Posted at August 15, 2012 17:34:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Colin Farrell took his mother to the Irish premiere of Total Recall last night in Dublin. No, you can’t say Total Recall sh-t the bed. But it’s also fair to say that they would have wanted it to do better. A lot better. Nikki Finke over at Deadline Full Story

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What’s next for Jeremy Renner and Bourne

August 13, 2012 14:52:31 Posted at August 13, 2012 14:52:31
Sarah Posted by Sarah

I’ve been tracking the rise of Jeremy Renner as his bid for legit Movie Stardom culminated with The Bourne Legacy. The late shift in schedule turned out to be a really good idea, puting enough distance between it and The Dark Knight Rises, allowing Legacy to take the #1 spot at the box office. Full Story

The Bourne Legacy’s expectation gap

August 9, 2012 15:51:27 Posted at August 9, 2012 15:51:27
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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I saw The Bourne Legacy, and I liked it. It’s not a perfect movie and it definitely has some issues (you can read my full review here) but it’s not bad, not by a long shot. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed by it, probably because I didn’t really have any expectations going in, beyond that it would be decent-to-good. Full Story

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Pippy & Shelfy release trailers

August 8, 2012 19:34:32 Posted at August 8, 2012 19:34:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Gerard Butler’s Playing For Keeps was pushed back from its original release date more than once. Now they think the holiday season might be a good time for it to meet audiences. Gerard Butler + Jessica Biel as parents in a movie...in theatres... one week before The Hobbit and Les Miserables open. Full Story

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Joss Whedon, King of the Superheroes

August 8, 2012 14:36:37 Posted at August 8, 2012 14:36:37
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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For those of us who’ve been Joss Whedon fans since the Buffy days, those of us who’ve suffered through cancelled TV shows and canned film projects, Whedon’s monster success with The Avengers is sweet. It’s like saying—See, we told you this guy was good, we knew it all along. Full Story

James McAvoy’s cut-off sleeves

August 6, 2012 16:43:12 Posted at August 6, 2012 16:43:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain continue to work on The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby which, to me, based on pap photos only and no other knowledge so, yes, an ignorant assumption, feels a little like One Day. Anyway, as you can see, their characters have an argument and he gets hit by a taxi but. Full Story

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When bad movies attack: Total Recall edition

August 6, 2012 16:22:09 Posted at August 6, 2012 16:22:09
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Look, it’s not like I expected Total Recall to be good. The 1990 original isn’t really good, but at least it’s fun in that way that bad movies can be. So while I didn’t expect the remake of Total Recall to be good, per se, I was looking for it to be fun and enjoyable anyway. Full Story

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