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The Gossip Buffet: Now serving Jeff Buckley

August 16, 2011 09:36:05 Posted at August 16, 2011 09:36:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Sarah The long-awaited Jeff Buckley biopic (once called Mystery White Boy) is happening at last and Jake Scott (son of Ridley) is onboard to direct. Long attached to the part of Buckley, James Franco exited stage left a while back when everyone realized he can’t sing to save his life, which opened up a coveted role for young actors. Full Story

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Does Bridget die?

August 12, 2011 09:17:24 Posted at August 12, 2011 09:17:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey

If she dies at the end, I may like it more than if she doesn’t because at least that would be surprising and not just another two hours of the same sh-t made for the third time because ... I don’t actually know what the reason is, do you? Entertainment Weekly Full Story

Marketing The Help

August 11, 2011 11:10:19 Posted at August 11, 2011 11:10:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Box office projections for The Help this weekend look strong. They say it’ll do at least $25 million and may even get to $30 million and beyond. It could be a great start to Viola Davis’s Oscar campaign. I love her. And that would be great for her. It’s just... As I’ve noted, The Help was not my favourite book. Full Story

One Day in 10 days

August 9, 2011 08:17:15 Posted at August 9, 2011 08:17:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I was about write, “Why didn’t they premiere this in London”, and then I realised that would be a really bad idea right now. As a brief break from London burning though, have a look at this photo of Ealing and the #riotcleanup. Last night over in New York, Anne Hathaway’s really small waist showed up in an Alexander McQueen dress alongside Jim Sturgess for the premiere of One Day. Full Story

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Hathaway as Catwoman

August 5, 2011 12:44:11 Posted at August 5, 2011 12:44:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Warner Bros released the first photo of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman today. It’s a little underwhelming. I mean, I know Christopher Nolan doesn’t do cheese so her cat-mask is more like a set of goggles and I don’t see any pointy ears which, fine, because camp has never been the tone of this particular iteration of the franchise but if that’s the case, when you’re introducing her to me for the first time, at least give me some idea of why she’d be called Catwoman, some sense of her pussy-themed personality because otherwise, this is just a badass stuntwoman going Lara Croft on a boss looking bike, you know what I mean? Also… The image, obviously, is from a scene in the film so, you know, it can’t be too posed and perfect, I get that, but I look at that background and all I can think about is how much I hate the paint colour and who’s going to pull the fire alarm? They’re still shooting the movie. Full Story

Changing up Emma

August 4, 2011 12:48:44 Posted at August 4, 2011 12:48:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Duana wasn't a big fan of Emma Stone in Crazy, Stupid, Love. Didn't hate her, just thought she was too samey. Click here for Duana's review. I was ok with Emma, but that may have been because I was too busy hating Analeigh Tipton's overacting. Full Story

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Like Crazy Restless

August 4, 2011 12:13:00 Posted at August 4, 2011 12:13:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

As I noted when I went to Sundance, Like Crazy was the film I wanted to see most coming out of the festival. Click here for the original post. It may be the Blue Valentine of this year. A love story, also total improv. And the first trailer just dropped this week. Full Story

Superman with an open mind

August 4, 2011 07:42:20 Posted at August 4, 2011 07:42:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey

They’ve just released the first shot of Henry Cavill as Superman. I guess he’s supposed to be, like, breaking apart steel or something. You like it? I dunno. I generally don’t find men in leotard attractive, even if there’s mutant strength and a cape involved so... it’s hard for me to say as I might not be the target demographic. Full Story

One Day I’m nervous about

August 3, 2011 12:50:06 Posted at August 3, 2011 12:50:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Jim Sturgess was at Jimmy Kimmel yesterday promoting One Day. The movie will be released on August 19th. This makes me nervous. I just... I feel really uneasy about the date change (was originally supposed to be July, and obviously July 15th would have been ideal) and then you know my thoughts on the first trailer Full Story

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Over-breathing through a sentence

August 2, 2011 09:15:00 Posted at August 2, 2011 09:15:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Went to see Crazy, Stupid, Love yesterday. Wasn’t my favourite. Gosling was hot, I guess, but I used up all the energy I could have spent enjoying him being annoyed by the girl (Analeigh Tipton) who plays Jessica, the babysitter. Jacek couldn’t deal with her either. At one point he leaned over, “Jesus Christ, this girl is the most irritating overactor”. Full Story

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