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The Hobbit review

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 7, 2012 16:08:19 December 7, 2012 16:08:19
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Peter Jackson’s return to Middle Earth, this time focusing on Frodo’s uncle Bilbo undertaking his own adventure as a young man, is good enough, but “good enough” feels like an indictment when the original LOTR trilogy ranged from “very good” to “extraordinary”. Full Story

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Star Trek Into Benedict Cumberbatch

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 6, 2012 19:04:45 December 6, 2012 19:04:45
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Because the first teaser for Star Trek Into Darkness is all about The Batch. As I mentioned earlier this week, we don’t know a lot about the plot or new characters in Star Trek 2. This teaser does little to shed light on either of those things. Full Story

Mrs Timberlake gives up the fringe

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 6, 2012 17:08:33 December 6, 2012 17:08:33
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At least for a night. And God, it makes all the difference. Her face, you can actually SEE her face. And it’s a really, really pretty face. And they did a great job with the makeup, now that they have something to work with, now that her hair is styled without that goddamn fringe. It’s really too bad about her dress. Full Story

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Do you know who Dane DeHaan is?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 5, 2012 16:13:32 December 5, 2012 16:13:32
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You’re probably going to have to learn. He’s had a very busy year with four films—Lincoln, Lawless, Jack & Diane and his stand-out turn as the villain in Chronicle—and next year he’s got Atom Egoyan’s Devil’s Knot, Kill Your Darlings, and Place Beyond the Pines. Full Story

Coach Taylor’s award season

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 5, 2012 15:58:50 December 5, 2012 15:58:50
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We miss him...but... I’m not sure if he really misses us. Because he’s busy. He’s working a lot. And he’s working very, very well. Here’s Kyle Chandler at the premiere of Zero Dark Thirty in New York last night with Kathryn Bigelow and Jessica Chastain and Jason Clarke. Full Story

Benedict Cumberbatch Treks into Darkness

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 4, 2012 19:24:39 December 4, 2012 19:24:39
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I cannot stop making fun of the Star Trek 2 title, Star Trek Into Darkness. It sounds like an Annie Lennox song. “When the world ends/And hope is lost/We will rise again/Star Trek Into Darkness/Yeah/Star Trek Into Darkness”. In my head, it’s set to an 80s synth beat, at least as good as the Skyfall theme. Full Story

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Matthew McConaughey’s Oscar

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 4, 2012 16:00:09 December 4, 2012 16:00:09

(Click here for Sarah’s Nostradamus on Matthew McConaughey. As I said then, she’s a big ball hitter.) Back in May in my Cannes preview, I noted that Matthew McConaughey was having a busy year, with five movies, including Cannes’ selections Mud and The Paperboy. Full Story

Rachel Weisz takes out Hushpuppy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 4, 2012 15:47:27 December 4, 2012 15:47:27

The New York Film Critics Circle dropped a big surprise on award season yesterday in naming Rachel Weisz Best Actress for her performance in The Deep Blue Sea. Very, very few of the “Oscarologists” had her on their lists for the five nominee spots with the exception of Michael Musto from The Village Voice which, in hindsight, now totally makes sense. Full Story

My money is on Lee Pace

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 30, 2012 16:19:43 November 30, 2012 16:19:43
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Marvel’s “Phase 2” is underway with Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 in production and set for release next year, kicking off a slate of movies leading up to The Avengers 2 in 2015. Most of these are sequels to the Phase 1 movies, but they will be introducing new heroes to the roster in Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy, which, according to Deadline, is closing in on casting its lead, Peter Quill/Star-Lord. Full Story

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Definitely a fairy tale

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 29, 2012 21:55:24 November 29, 2012 21:55:24
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As I wrote last week, Winter’s Tale is about an orphan called Peter whose best friend is a white horse and he falls in love with a sick girl, Beverly. Here’s Colin Farrell as Peter, on his white horse, riding around with Lady Sybil as Beverly, who has long wavy red hair that blows elegantly in the wind, and they’re surrounded by autumn leaves in Central Park and they’re being chased by a dark spirit, over logs and ravines, and with her arms wrapped around his waist, breathing in his earthy woody scent, she feels safe, despite the proximity of the danger, even as the score quickens during the scene. Full Story

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