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This is Maleficent Jolie

June 19, 2012 16:00:56 Posted at June 19, 2012 16:00:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Disney just sent out a press release this morning announcing that production on Maleficent began on June 13 with Angelina Jolie in the title role. Interestingly enough, for a big ass deal like this, the film’s director is an amateur. Robert Stromberg has won 2 Oscars for production design (Avatar, Alice In Wonderland), but this is his first time running the show. Full Story

World War Z: Nightmare movie

June 19, 2012 15:52:59 Posted at June 19, 2012 15:52:59
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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A nightmare movie is a movie on which everything goes wrong. And when I say everything, I mean everything. If it’s a miserable experience from start to finish, with hellish development and post-production periods to boot, then it’s a nightmare movie. Famous nightmare movies include Jaws and The Hurt Locker, so it’s not necessarily a death sentence, since sometimes you end up striking gold under all the sh*t. Full Story

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Javert & Noah

June 15, 2012 20:08:59 Posted at June 15, 2012 20:08:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Russell Crowe was photographed on a bike ride yesterday in Sydney. He’s been confirmed to play Noah in Darren Aronofsky’s epic bible movie. Emma Watson is currently negotiating for a role in the film to play girlfriend to one of Noah’s sons. Full Story

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Rock Of Ages review

June 14, 2012 22:11:07 Posted at June 14, 2012 22:11:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Spoilers ahead. This is what happens at the beginning: Sherri gets on a Greyhound bound for Los Angeles, clutching her precious signed rock albums, dreaming Hollywood dreams. Then she starts singing and the entire bus sings along with her. Pretty standard movie musical scene. But I’m telling you this because even though you go in to a movie musical knowing it’s a movie musical, sometimes it still takes some getting used to. Full Story

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Cate, Christian, and Imogen shooting

June 14, 2012 15:59:55 Posted at June 14, 2012 15:59:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As I wrote last week, I am really, really enjoying seeing Christian Bale working on a movie where he can resemble himself, at least physically - no weight loss or gain, no mask, no period costumes, in modern street clothes without any transformational assistance to get into character. Here he is with Cate Blanchett yesterday in LA working on Terrence Malick’s Knight Of Cups. Full Story

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Penelope for Rome, Ridley, and Pedro

June 13, 2012 17:49:14 Posted at June 13, 2012 17:49:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Here are Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and their little Leo heading out of Madrid last week. To Rome With Love opens in limited release on June 22. There should be a promotional appearance for it coming soon. Or several. Have you seen the trailer? I hate. The music makes me crazy. The music makes me wonder if the entire film will be all Mamma Mia Pizzeria Ciao Bella Gucci Donatella! Anyway, Pene’s next project will also be an ensemble. Full Story

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Can we PLEASE get a trailer for this?

June 13, 2012 16:03:32 Posted at June 13, 2012 16:03:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Over the last 3 weeks or so, most of the expected Oscar contending features have been rolling out their first trailers...but for Anna Karenina. Joe Wright, can you PLEASE get on this??? This is another film Duana and I will be seeing together, holding hands. Right after Les Miserables. I’ve been saying for a while, ever since the previews for Savages came out, that I’m not sure how I’ll make it out of the theatre after watching two hours of Aaron Johnson. Full Story

Jennifer Lawrence runs and more Catching Fire auditions

June 13, 2012 14:58:32 Posted at June 13, 2012 14:58:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jennifer Lawrence was photographed yesterday working out. At one point it looked like she was sprinting. You know what I hate about sprints the way Hayley makes me do them? First of all it’s never just once. With her it’s usually five times. And it has to be faster each time. Like it’s not bad enough that she’s making you giv’er down the field, you’re expected to be better the more tired you are. Full Story

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Show me the audition tape

June 12, 2012 20:10:23 Posted at June 12, 2012 20:10:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Oh guess what? Lindsay Lohan lied to the cops about who was driving when her Porsche collided with a truck on the Pacific Coast Highway last week. Apparently she told them that it was her assistant who was driving, and even climbed over her assistant on the passenger side to get out the car. Full Story

Charlize buzzed!

June 11, 2012 20:49:05 Posted at June 11, 2012 20:49:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Charlize Theron took Jackson to the doctor’s office today for a checkup. I want those pants. But look... You can tell especially in the shots from the back... She buzzed her head! Charlize is due in Namibia soon to start shooting Mad Max Fury Road with Tom Hardy. I’ve no doubt this explains her hair. Full Story

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Kiki & Garrett in NYC after he auditions

June 11, 2012 18:24:51 Posted at June 11, 2012 18:24:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kirsten Dunst and Garrett Hedlund were in New York yesterday. God he is so much hotter now that he’s with her. I can’t stop saying this... And here’s your Catching Fire update: I’m told that Hedlund auditioned for the part of Finnick in Catching Fire for director Francis Lawrence about 10 days ago. Full Story

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