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The first draft of Leonardo DiCaprio’s acceptance speech

January 14, 2016 21:18:45 Posted at January 14, 2016 21:18:45
Sarah Posted by Sarah

We’re preparing ourselves for the inevitability of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar win, right? There’s always a chance that Bryan Cranston’s Trumbo hustle could pay off, or that Michael Fassbender will get off his ass and decide to participate and upset Leo, but I think we’re all resigned to “Academy Award Winner Leonardo DiCaprio” being his new official title. Full Story

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Amber Heard is joining Aquaman

January 14, 2016 17:42:59 Posted at January 14, 2016 17:42:59
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Remember when the idea of an Aquaman movie was a running joke on Entourage? And now we live in a world where Warner Brothers is seriously going to make an Aquaman movie. Which means we’re living in the Entourage universe. Truly, this is the darkest timeline. Aquaman: No, Seriously is slated for the summer of 2018 (though Aquaman and his wife, Mera, will appear in Justice League first), and it will be directed by James Wan of Furious 7 and Insidious fame. Full Story

Make him a presenter

January 14, 2016 17:16:49 Posted at January 14, 2016 17:16:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Splash News

Everybody’s talking about the Oscar nominations. And some people are talking about how Tom Hardy has a nomination and is in two Oscar nominated Best Pictures. OK but Domhnall Gleeson doesn’t have a nomination but he’s in The Revenant, Brooklyn, Star Wars, and Ex Machina, all films that received Oscar nominations today. Full Story

Rachel in, Kristen out

January 14, 2016 16:28:05 Posted at January 14, 2016 16:28:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Rachel McAdams was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar this morning. TwiHards were hoping that Kristen Stewart would get in there, given that several critics associations singled her out and it was great to see her out there, hustling for it. But she was always going to be a dark horse. As I wrote last week – click here Full Story

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Saoirse Ronan, Irish Oscar Nominee

January 14, 2016 15:51:37 Posted at January 14, 2016 15:51:37
Duana Posted by Duana
Pacific Coast News

So Saoirse Ronan grabs an Oscar nomination, which is not really a surprise, given that the buzz about Brooklyn has been huge, and that she’s a great actress. Remember, it’s not even her first nomination – that was for Atonement, back in 2008. What was a surprise was getting an amazing email yesterday from Aisling (ASHling), telling me that some in Ireland are beginning to accuse Saoirse of ‘Irishing-up’ her accent and general persona as she did North American press. Full Story

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The all-white Oscars …again

January 14, 2016 15:04:43 Posted at January 14, 2016 15:04:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Idris Elba was Netflix’s best chance at an Oscar nomination for Beasts Of No Nation. But the Academy isn’t ready yet for Netflix to come and f-ck up the order of the film industry. He was left off the list of Best Supporting Actors. When Straight Outta Compton was called for Best Original Screenplay, I thought, OMG, Compton will make Best Picture! Nope. Full Story

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Leo vs Max

January 14, 2016 14:31:23 Posted at January 14, 2016 14:31:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Well, my one prediction was wrong. Young Jacob Tremblay was not nominated for an Oscar. But he is in an Oscar nominated film, Room. There will be 8 films competing for Best Picture this year at the Oscars. So the nominations were just announced. We’ll be splitting up the analysis into a few different posts. Full Story

Natalie Dormer in The Forest

January 13, 2016 20:33:15 Posted at January 13, 2016 20:33:15
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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This is the first review of 2016, so welcome to the Annual January Movie Sh*tshow! We’re kicking off the month with a really bad horror film starring Natalie Dormer called The Forest. What is it about? If you guessed a forest, you’re right! More specifically, it’s about the Aokigahara Forest, the so called “suicide forest”, in Japan, a real place where a lot of people have gone to die over the years, including last year, as people still flock to Aokigahara to kill themselves. Full Story

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Money Monster producer porn

January 13, 2016 18:00:38 Posted at January 13, 2016 18:00:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Duana and I established a friendship before we met in person. When I think about it, it’s quite a love story. She was producing me for my first etalk hits on Mondays. We’d talk every Sunday and we could have gotten it done in 15 minutes but those conversations ended up being, sometimes, three hours long. Full Story

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Coogler & MBJ take London

January 13, 2016 16:37:52 Posted at January 13, 2016 16:37:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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There’s a really great double profile on Ryan Coogler and Michael B Jordan in the new issue of New York Magazine this week. The interview took place just before Christmas. Shanice’s I Love Your Smile is mentioned early on in the piece. So, obviously, I loved every word. What I love most though is how these two want to work, the projects they talk about, and how those projects will not only change the conversation about diversity in film but also begin a new conversation about black film. Full Story

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Matthew McConaughey stars in Confederate Point Break

January 12, 2016 19:32:10 Posted at January 12, 2016 19:32:10
Sarah Posted by Sarah

When Lainey asked me to cover the trailer for Matthew McConaughey’s new movie, Free State of Jones, I was like, “What? Why?” But then I watched it and it made sense because the movie looks ridiculous and amazing. Like I’m not sure which joke to make first—Die Hard the Southern Way or The Patriot II: Confederate Vengeance. Full Story

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