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Award season opener: TIFF 2011

September 8, 2011 07:11:57 Posted at September 8, 2011 07:11:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Sarah For all you people bitching that 2011 is a sh*t year in film, take a look at some of the directors represented at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival: Cronenberg, Besson, Polley, Meirelles, Moretti, Payne, Fresnadillo, the Dardenne brothers, von Trier, Hallestrom, Almodovar, Coppola, Winterbottom, Pawlikowski. Full Story

New week, more Fassbender

September 6, 2011 08:41:09 Posted at September 6, 2011 08:41:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey

You horny broads seemed to enjoy it last week. And since Michael Fassbender was in Venice for Shame, in addition to David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, more photos are available to start the new week. They’re saying he gives a searing performance in Shame directed by Steve McQueen. They’re saying his portrayal of a sex addict shows the promise of an actor who may be the heir to. Full Story

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The Big Hammer and all his friends

September 2, 2011 14:35:59 Posted at September 2, 2011 14:35:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The cast of The Avengers took over Central Park today in New York. There’s Thor Chris Hemsworth walking around with his big hammer. Can you imagine how ridiculous that would feel? I know it’s movie making and suspension of disbelief but, you know, when he’s just standing around without context, it’s really just a dude who got dressed up with his big hammer. Full Story

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Cronenberg, Keira, Cassel, Viggo, and Fassbender

September 2, 2011 09:34:00 Posted at September 2, 2011 09:34:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Did you see A History of Violence? How about Eastern Promises? Good things happen when David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen make movies together. This time it’s A Dangerous Method. The photo call happened in Venice earlier today. Cronenberg was joined by his cast. Because of the time difference, the premiere photos will likely hit the agencies in the next couple of hours. Full Story

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Madonna introduces W.E.

September 1, 2011 07:38:17 Posted at September 1, 2011 07:38:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Madonna arrived in Venice today at the photo call for W.E. along with Andrea Riseborough and Abbie Cornish. I am already obsessed with Andrea Riseborough. Look at that face! Fresh and beguiling, non? And can you believe it’s the same girl you saw in these Vanity Fair photos Full Story

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Man of Steel suit

August 31, 2011 07:43:44 Posted at August 31, 2011 07:43:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Last week we saw the red cape - click here for a refresher. Yesterday in Plano, Illinois, now being shot as Smallville, the suit revealed itself, and tightly, on the body of Henry Cavill. I’ve already said that it doesn’t do it for me seeing men in underwear and leotard with their bulges on display. Full Story

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Sloppy Casting

August 30, 2011 09:14:57 Posted at August 30, 2011 09:14:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Sometimes the good just keeps on coming. I’m so happy for all of you who love Sloppy Firsts, who have been celebratey with us or who have discovered it for the first time. And now – now, there’s a movie in the works. Full Story

New Johnny!

August 26, 2011 06:59:20 Posted at August 26, 2011 06:59:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey

What a great way to end the week. Finally! The Rum Diary has a trailer! The press release arrived in my inbox this morning, just before 9am. Of course I clicked on the clip link immediately. It’s his voice that reached me first. His voiceover. A deep sexy drawl. It makes up for what you don’t want to see if you look too closely at his face. Full Story

Drive the Man Crush

August 25, 2011 13:34:15 Posted at August 25, 2011 13:34:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Media screening for Drive at TIFF were held this week. One by one my colleagues have been emailing or telling me in person that the film is so f-cking good. Yes. Truth. From Cannes this was the Truth. Which is why I mentioned a few weeks ago, after seeing Crazy, Stupid, Love that Ryan Gosling didn’t do it for me in that movie because, frankly, he brings it so much harder in Drive. Full Story

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Gatsby hair

August 25, 2011 08:07:04 Posted at August 25, 2011 08:07:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire were photographed in Australia today rehearsing for The Great Gatsby in a vintage car. As you can see, they’re now wearing matching-ish haircuts, presumably for the era. It also looks like, as many of you have mentioned, Leo is in top form, as top as it gets for him these days, to play the enigmatic Jay G. Full Story

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Touch me once and you know it’s true

August 24, 2011 12:33:00 Posted at August 24, 2011 12:33:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Crazy For You was playing on the radio while I waited in line for my soup today. Vision Quest! Can we just flash back to Vision Quest for a minute because 1. I loved Matthew Modine so much and 2. He played an 18 year old which... Have you watched Vision Quest lately? In what world was he an 18 year old? To be fair though, after 25 years, that’s actually no different re: casting in Hollywood today. Full Story