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Movie Reviews and Previews including industry news, new releases, upcoming projects, and box office results

Leo the villain

April 26, 2012 16:31:05 Posted at April 26, 2012 16:31:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Entertainment Weekly has the first look at Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated Django Unchained starring Jamie Foxx as a slave liberated by Christoph Waltz and their efforts to free Foxx’s wife, Kerry Washington, who’s held at a plantation owned by a sadistic f-ck played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Full Story

Budgets & Box office

April 26, 2012 15:21:56 Posted at April 26, 2012 15:21:56
Sarah Posted by Sarah

(Lainey: this is a question that came in recently from a reader called Issie. Sarah’s response is below.) I was on Box Office Mojo today, looking at the numbers for The Hunger Games. They've passed 1/2 billion worldwide and it looks like it'll be a cakewalk to 400M domestic. In comparison, John Carter has made about 1/2 that in worldwide grosses and didn't crack 100M domestic. Full Story

Gypsy Husband will not be Pipped

April 25, 2012 15:52:36 Posted at April 25, 2012 15:52:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It’s relief and fury at the same time. As I reported exclusively last month, click here for a refresher, Justin Timberlake was being considered to play Gypsy Husband aka Colin Farrell in the film adaptation of Emma Forrest’s Your Voice In My Head. My sources tell me he had it. Full Story

Girls Like Us...now

April 24, 2012 19:50:39 Posted at April 24, 2012 19:50:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Three years ago I was obsessed with a book by Sheila Weller called Girls Like Us, a triple biography intersecting the histories of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon. Click here for my review from December 17, 2008. Their lives were, obviously, fascinating. Full Story

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Avengers Assemble with The Dark Knight

April 23, 2012 21:15:39 Posted at April 23, 2012 21:15:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I don’t know if you’ve heard but a lot of critics are talking about The Avengers like it’s the rapture. Best super hero movie ever? Click here for a collection of analyses. I’m not nerd enough - at all - to be able to make any sort of declaration on the subject. Full Story

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Straining neck muscles

April 19, 2012 21:18:48 Posted at April 19, 2012 21:18:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Looks like Annie’s going hard for that nomination.  Here’s the first look at Anne Hathaway in costume as Fantine for Les Miserables, on location in London yesterday with Hugh Jackman. I assume that they’re sing-acting here, both putting a full thrust of emotion into the performance, and both performances, if the film holds up, could be contenders for Oscar. Full Story

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Channing Tatum is always Channing Tatum

April 19, 2012 16:35:14 Posted at April 19, 2012 16:35:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Admit it – if you replace Channing Tatum with anyone else in the Magic Mike trailer your reaction would be that this movie looks like sh-t and you know, men still win when men are objectified, right? The thing about this trailer though is that it isn’t anyone else, it’s all Channing Tatum and as I wrote a couple of weeks ago (click here Full Story

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Jessica Biel & the real Colin Farrell

April 18, 2012 17:13:58 Posted at April 18, 2012 17:13:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, and director Len Wiseman were in Mexico yesterday for Summer of Sony to promote Total Recall opening in August which is interesting to me because, as I’ve been reporting Jessica’s fiancé, Justin Timberlake, is being seriously considered to play the part of Gypsy Husband in the film adaptation of Emma Forrest’s Your Voice In My Head based quite obviously on Forrest’s ex Colin Farrell. Full Story

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Summer movie preview 2012

April 17, 2012 19:43:46 Posted at April 17, 2012 19:43:46
Sarah Posted by Sarah

It’s almost here, my favorite time of year. Summer movie season is a four month holiday for industry watchers. It’s all insanity and nervousness. There’s so much on the line—so much money, so many connotations for people’s careers. If you’re into blow-by-blow previews, I do monthly rundowns on Cinesnark Full Story

Emma, Andrew, and a new trailer

April 17, 2012 17:28:42 Posted at April 17, 2012 17:28:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, along with other members of The Amazing Spider-Man team, including that prick Rhys Ifans, were in Mexico yesterday promoting the movie at the Summer of Sony event. I love her blouse and that tricked out collar. I LOVE it. I also love that they’re not super precious about their relationship and who sees them holding and hands and not hiding about it or ducking under parked cars. Full Story

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