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Matt Damon is dusting off his Jason Bourne hat

September 16, 2014 13:38:43 Posted at September 16, 2014 13:38:43
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Once upon a time, Matt Damon went in hard against Bourne trilogy screenwriter Tony Gilroy. For a couple years he trash-talked Gilroy, taking no pains to hide his animosity, and said he’d never do another Bourne movie so long as Gilroy was involved. Full Story

“It’s the things we love most that destroy us”

September 15, 2014 20:29:26 Posted at September 15, 2014 20:29:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Man, to borrow from Mimi, that is bleak. I do love fried food though. Here it is – a full length trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. War. Betrayal. Peeta the puppet. Katniss, as always, is torn. Is there a place for morality between obligation and responsibility? Will Chris Martin be on the soundtrack? Sorry. Full Story

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Brange’s post-wedding unhappiness

September 15, 2014 19:56:53 Posted at September 15, 2014 19:56:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Brange is in Malta shooting a movie called By The Sea. Angelina wrote it. She’s directing and producing. Brad is also producing. They play a married couple in crisis. There’s already been a lot of talk about how ironic the timing is. I’ve already talked about how I just want them to go at it Mr & Mrs Smith styles again. Full Story

Laggies: TIFF review

September 15, 2014 17:01:55 Posted at September 15, 2014 17:01:55
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Keira Knightley, one of the most interesting stars of the year. She charmed up a storm in Begin Again, and will soon chase her second Oscar nomination for the over-hyped The Imitation Game, but makes her biggest star turn as an American twentysomething in crisis in Laggies. Knightley's Megan feels like a prisoner in her own life. Full Story

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Jennifer Aniston in Cake: TIFF review

September 15, 2014 16:02:05 Posted at September 15, 2014 16:02:05
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Over-medicated, "bitchy," and sans-makeup: it's Jennifer Aniston like you've never seen her before. In Cake, Aniston plays Claire, a wealthy L.A. woman struggling with the loss of her son. She soon joins a chronic pain support group, and becomes obsessed with the suicide of a cheery woman named Nina (Anna Kendrick), and the life she left behind. Full Story

Chris Evans’s sociopathic rom-com

September 15, 2014 15:19:27 Posted at September 15, 2014 15:19:27
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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I actually emailed Lainey about Playing It Cool (formerly known as A Many Splintered Thing) a few months ago when the official synopsis came out, because this is one of the most amazing synopses I’ve seen in recent memory. Here it is: “The story of a young man disillusioned by love who meets a breathtaking young woman at a charity dinner by pretending to be a philanthropist. Full Story

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Angelina Jolie in swim shorts

September 15, 2014 14:33:01 Posted at September 15, 2014 14:33:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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That was me before a headline whore. Brange and children are in Malta working on By The Sea. On the weekend they spent time on a boat. As you can see, the Jolie wore swim shorts. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her like this before. So, there’s the headline explanation. But the other title could have been: Brad Pitt or Sean Penn? Because at first quick glance, I thought it might have been Sean Penn. Full Story

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Ryan Reynolds in The Voices: TIFF Review

September 12, 2014 15:54:59 Posted at September 12, 2014 15:54:59
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Leonard Adam /Getty Images

Remember Ryan Reynolds, the movie star? The star of The Green Lantern, R.I.P.D., and The Change Up? What about Buried and Adventureland? Torn between his cash-in commercial gambits and his independent spirits, Reynolds' rocky road to the top of the A-list continues in The Voices, the ultimate B-movie. Full Story

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My Obsession & Christian Grey

September 12, 2014 14:43:14 Posted at September 12, 2014 14:43:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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My Obsession! Two in a row! For the second straight night, Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were at Chiltern in London. What a great way to end a long ass week. This time they were more dressed up. It was a pre-Fashion Week party. Also there – Jamie Dornan aka Christian Grey. So sort of like a Fifty Shades reunion. Full Story

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The Imitation Game: TIFF Review

September 12, 2014 14:20:14 Posted at September 12, 2014 14:20:14
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Jason Merritt/ Getty Images

In the eyes of his "Cumberbitches" online, Benedict Cumberbatch is a hero. In The Imitation Game, he cracks the code of his hype and fandom, and finally gets to play one. How? It's elementary. As WWII codebreaker Alan Turing, Cumberbatch is a mathematical genius who also happens to be a pompous, socially awkward outcast. Full Story

Xavier Dolan in Elephant Song: TIFF Review

September 11, 2014 19:07:10 Posted at September 11, 2014 19:07:10
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Jonathan Leibson/ Getty

Xavier Dolan's duelling enfant terrible and wunderkind personas have become his trademark, often overshadowing his immense talent. Remember, this 25-year-old won the Cannes Jury Prize for his fifth film, Mommy, in May, but barely eight months earlier, he bit back at an unflattering review in The Hollywood Reporter, tweeting, "kiss my narcissistic ass. Full Story

The Last Five Years: TIFF Review

September 11, 2014 15:09:23 Posted at September 11, 2014 15:09:23
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Getty

In the last five years, Anna Kendrick "type[d] with purpose" to an Oscar nomination for Up in the Air, carried the a cappella Bellas to a national championship and shook off her role in the Twilight franchise to become a bona-fide star in her own right. But with The Last Five Years, Kendrick shines in yet another musical as Cathy Hiatt, the ultimate "Shiksa Goddess" - even though the movie doesn't work. Full Story

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My Obsession at Chiltern

September 11, 2014 14:43:42 Posted at September 11, 2014 14:43:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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YES. It’s been a while, after all. Last night, My Obsession, Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were out in London at Chiltern. I’m perving on these shots of them with their arms around each other and her mouth on the back of his hand. Also her sweatshirt. Which I might be partial to because I think it’s Stella McCartney and I have a version of this in dress form. Full Story

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