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Kevin Hart's ambition

October 14, 2016 15:26:11 Posted at October 14, 2016 15:26:11
Kathleen Posted by Kathleen
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It's rare to find a celebrity who isn't polarizing. The most famous—especially in the social media era –are simultaneously adored and detested. Gwyneth, Kanye, Taylor, Kanye's wife, Angelina. These are some of the most famous people in the world and yet for every person who loves them, I could find you one (or two) who HATES them. Full Story

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Emma Stone corrects herself

October 14, 2016 14:46:02 Posted at October 14, 2016 14:46:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Emma Stone covers the November issue of VOGUE. She is, currently, the frontrunner for Best Actress Oscar for her performance in La La Land. La La Land opens in December but has already been screened in Venice, Telluride, and at TIFF and was overwhelmingly well-received. Full Story

Blame black women for Nate Parker’s mediocrity

October 14, 2016 13:59:05 Posted at October 14, 2016 13:59:05
Kathleen Posted by Kathleen
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The Birth of a Nation opened last weekend to OK numbers and less than favourable reviews. If you haven’t heard, black women are to blame for the mediocre opening of a mediocre movie. To recap, this is the film written by, directed by and starring alleged rapist Nate Parker. Some self-identified black feminists (including me) wrote about their conflicted feelings about the film Full Story

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Can we stop worrying about Rogue One?

October 13, 2016 15:50:14 Posted at October 13, 2016 15:50:14
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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A new trailer for Rogue One just came out and goddamn it’s good. Between some pretty incredible visuals—that fallen Jedi monument legit gave me a chill—to the haunting variation on the famous theme, to the rousing rebellion story it’s laying out, this looks like a damn good movie. Full Story

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Amber Heard as Mrs. Aquaman

October 12, 2016 18:19:54 Posted at October 12, 2016 18:19:54
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Her name is Mera but there’s no reason for you to know that yet. Today IGN released the first look at Amber Heard in costume as Aquaman’s wife and queen, Mera—which makes me think a new trailer is coming which will show Mera in action—and it is isn’t horrible. In fact, I quite like it. Full Story

Welcome back, Mr. Wick

October 12, 2016 15:39:34 Posted at October 12, 2016 15:39:34
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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New York Comic Con happened over the weekend, and while not quite as big as San Diego it is still good for new trailers. This year, there was only one I cared about, by a pretty huge margin—the teaser trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2. Lainey has talked about John Wick, I’ve talked about John Wick—at this point, you’re either on the John Wick train or you’re not, and if you’re not, what the f*ck is wrong with you, seriously. Full Story

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Yes, Annette Bening deserves all that Oscar buzz for 20th Century Women

October 12, 2016 14:40:36 Posted at October 12, 2016 14:40:36
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Sight unseen, Annette Bening was hailed as a Best Actress contender (and possible frontrunner) for her work in 20th Century Women, which premiered on Saturday at the New York Film Festival. The same hype followed Viola Davis for her work in Fences, and coincidentally, the trailers for both of these films dropped on the same day last month Full Story

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The Jack Reacher promotional strategy

October 12, 2016 14:07:47 Posted at October 12, 2016 14:07:47
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher sequel opens next week. Which isn’t too far away. And I feel like it’s been pretty quiet, as Tom Cruise promotional tours go. Normally, when Tom Cruise is promoting a movie, you can’t avoid him jumping out of airplanes and hitting 8 cities in 10 hours, or something equally insane. Full Story

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Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation

October 11, 2016 14:18:07 Posted at October 11, 2016 14:18:07
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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At this point there is no separating art from artist in the case of Nate Parker and The Birth of a Nation, his debut feature film as a writer and director. He also stars in the movie and produced it, so this is unquestionably his movie. Full Story

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