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Jennifer Lawrence in the lead, Marion in second

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 12, 2012 17:23:02 November 12, 2012 17:23:02
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According to most experts who are called on to predict these things, Jennifer Lawrence, right now, early in the Oscar race, is the frontrunner to win the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook. (I keep having to remind myself to remove the “The” before the title. Full Story

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Seriously, how long can Tom Cruise do this?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 12, 2012 16:00:19 November 12, 2012 16:00:19
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The first image from Tom Cruise’s upcoming film, All You Need is Kill, was just released and while the image is not enlightening re: plot (it’s just a shot of Cruise in a futuristic mech suit running away from fire), there was a brief plot description included. Based on the Japanese graphic novel of the same name, All You Need is Kill is about a soldier who relives his last suicide mission over and over until he’s able to defeat an alien army. Full Story

DDL vs Clint Eastwood and the “old white men”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 9, 2012 17:20:39 November 9, 2012 17:20:39
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Daniel Day-Lewis was honoured the other night at BAFTA LA. Have you seen his acceptance speech? It was dedicated to Clint Eastwood’s Obama chair. The President had just won re-election the night before. Conservatives were in a tailspin. And here’s a British actor taking the piss out of a Hollywood legend. Full Story

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World War Z, nightmare movie, is a MESS

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 9, 2012 16:42:51 November 9, 2012 16:42:51

I recently re-read World War Z to see if it was as good as I remembered. I hadn’t read it for a few years and I got to thinking—maybe I’m over-selling it, maybe it’s not as good as I recall. So I re-read the book, and then I re-read JM Straczynski’s 2008 draft of the script, and no, I wasn’t over-selling it, and it was every bit as good as I remembered. Full Story

Everybody sings!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 8, 2012 22:03:19 November 8, 2012 22:03:19

Duana left early this morning for a meeting and then I rushed off to the airport to come to New York so... We didn’t get to watch this new Les Miserables trailer together holding hands! We didn’t get to watch this new Les Miserables trailer together and cry! This time they all sing. Full Story

A conversation between Michael Bay and Marc Evans

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 8, 2012 18:14:47 November 8, 2012 18:14:47
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This conversation occurred on October 31 between Michael Bay and Marc Evans, president of production at Paramount. Evans replaced Brad Weston just days after this conversation in 2010. Once again, this is 100% accurate*, and the conversation took place on a fan boat in a swimming pool. Full Story

Tableside Affection

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 8, 2012 17:11:01 November 8, 2012 17:11:01
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Daniel Craig was honoured last night at the BAFTA Los Angeles Brittania Awards. He walked the carpet alone but was seated with wife Rachel Weisz inside. And...I’m not sure they knew the photographer was taking shots from this angle. Bonus for us! Smoulder is a cheesy word but in this case, I think it applies. Full Story

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Cam wants a Brit?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 7, 2012 21:04:09 November 7, 2012 21:04:09
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Here are Cameron Diaz and Colin Firth at the London premiere of Gambit tonight. Gambit will be released in the UK on November 21. I haven’t been able to find a US date yet which isn’t a good sign. And, as I wrote last month, if you’ve seen the trailer, that probably doesn’t surprise you. Full Story

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Les Miserables on Election Night

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 7, 2012 16:00:00 November 7, 2012 16:00:00

Two new tv spots were released yesterday for Les Miserables, my favourite movie of the year. I already know it will be. I know I will love it. There is no way I won’t love it. The clips were broadcast across several networks during election coverage. Anyway, obviously, I cried during both. Full Story

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Jim’s Electric Slide

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 6, 2012 21:57:18 November 6, 2012 21:57:18
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Jim Sturgess was photographed on the set of Electric Slide yesterday in LA. It’s the true story about a dude from the 80s who sold furniture but also robbed banks on the side because he thought that might turn on his girlfriend. Isabel Lucas plays the girlfriend. Aside from “cheated on Adrian Grenier with Shia LaBeouf” and “flower child”, what do we know about this girl? Does she have a personality? Do you care? She walks around often with pale lips and a middle part and I’m not sure I need more. Full Story

Jamie Foxx, super villain

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 2, 2012 16:39:56 November 2, 2012 16:39:56
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Back in 2010, Community star and comedian Don Glover was at the front of a grass-roots campaign to star as Spider-Man in the then-casting Amazing Spider-Man,  a role that eventually went to Andrew Garfield. It was a good-natured push for a guy who is a self-confessed comics geek, but it ended up in a really gross place as a huge, blatantly racist backlash was unleashed on the idea of re-imagining Peter Parker as a character of color. Full Story