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Ben’s diplomacy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 21, 2012 17:34:34 September 21, 2012 17:34:34
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It’s seems a certainty right now, even though it’s early, that Ben Affleck’s Argo will be a legitimate contender for Oscar. He’s a skilled director. The actors are impressive. And the story is like porn for Oscar voters - that Hollywood had a hand in a dramatic covert international rescue. Full Story

Waiting for Anne Hathaway

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 21, 2012 16:40:00 September 21, 2012 16:40:00
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Now that I think of it, Duana and I were gush-messaging each other back and forth a lot yesterday. Obviously much of the afternoon was spent on Les Miserables and that behind-the-scenes featurette that was released online. What? Of course I’ll repost it. I’ve only watched it 8 times. Anyway, there were a lot of ALL CAP sentences exchanged back and forth between Duana and me about how we can’t wait and how we’ll hold hands when we see it together and how we’ll each take turns crying and also much excitement over Anne Hathaway. Full Story

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Snape, Mark Darcy, and Mary

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 20, 2012 19:08:48 September 20, 2012 19:08:48
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A naked Alan Rickman, a half naked Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz in her underwear and panties, the always amazing Stanley Tucci ... These are the main highlights from the first Gambit trailer that was just released yesterday (I love trailer season!) and, well, as much potential as it might have to be great, am I crazy in saying that it doesn’t seem all that funny and that Cameron Diaz isn’t the main problem? Yes, of course a line like “Have a look at these” is meant to be more amusing only because it’s Alan Rickman delivering it but. Full Story

The Hobbit now has less singing, more action

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 20, 2012 14:51:18 September 20, 2012 14:51:18
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The first trailer for Peter Jackson’s return to Middle Earth was a little underwhelming. It looked pretty much exactly like Fellowship of the Ring and it had some dude (do not ask me to differentiate the people playing dwarves—can’t do it) singing a depressing dirge. But the second trailer is much, much more indicative of what The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be, and that is: funnier, lighter, and more free-spirited than The Lord of the Rings. Full Story

Kate works on Clear History

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 20, 2012 14:19:14 September 20, 2012 14:19:14
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It’s a new film for HBO written by Larry David and the cast includes Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, Michael Keaton, Bill Hader, Eva Mendes, and Amy Ryan. David plays a f-ck up who tries to f-ck up his old boss, or something. It sounds like a comedy about horrible people. I’m excited. And I’m excited too about Kate Hudson’s recently improved career moves. Full Story

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Bardem > Bane?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 19, 2012 19:10:33 September 19, 2012 19:10:33

Remember when Bane was supposed to be super scary and...he wasn’t? A new international trailer for Bond has just been released. Javier Bardem looks terrifying. And you have already seen Bardem be terrifying in No Country For Old Men. It was the breathing and it was that f-cking hair. Maybe the key for him is the hair. Full Story

Keira Knightley & Jack Ryan

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 18, 2012 17:56:44 September 18, 2012 17:56:44
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I never thought I’d see Keira Knightley in a Jack Ryan movie. But here she is, playing Cathy, his girlfriend and, if they follow the story, future wife (that’s what Anne Archer was, right?), shooting scenes for the remake on location in Liverpool. It appears as though he rescues her. And they embrace. Full Story

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TIFF Review: Much Ado About Nothing (and a few other things)

Dan Posted by Dan at September 17, 2012 19:51:23 September 17, 2012 19:51:23
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I’ve done this movie a great disservice and I feel very guilty about it. I sat down to watch Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing towards the end of the film festival. Bad idea. You see, what’s both exciting and completely soul sucking about the Toronto International Film Festival is that there are always movies to see and places to be. Full Story

Michael Fassbender, comedy guy?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 17, 2012 17:35:27 September 17, 2012 17:35:27
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After a huge 2011 and a hot start to 2012, Michael Fassbender is on a down beat, with nothing coming out for months and nothing to do but work and I don’t know…throw rocks at fish, or whatever he does for fun. (And please don’t email me to explain what The Fassbender gets up to on his down time—I like not knowing. Full Story

TIFF REVIEW: BAD 25

Dan Posted by Dan at September 17, 2012 14:42:54 September 17, 2012 14:42:54
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Until I saw this film on the TIFF schedule, I didn’t even know it existed. But damn am I glad it does. Bad 25 is a fantastic documentary – a Spike Lee Joint – that takes you on an intimate tour behind the scenes during the making of Michael Jackson’s Bad record and world tour. Full Story

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Lincoln looks amazing, and hollow

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 14, 2012 16:43:03 September 14, 2012 16:43:03

Abraham Lincoln is fascinating. Read his speeches, articles or the letters he left behind and he sounds amazingly modern. It is really incredible—pick a year in his life and study anything written by anyone else and then compare it to Lincoln and it’s like he’s speaking another language, he was so far ahead of his time. Full Story