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Don’t Think Twice

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 18, 2016 17:04:22 August 18, 2016 17:04:22

Comedian Mike Birbiglia’s feature film debut as a writer/director, Sleepwalk With Me, is a fantastic film, and his sophomore effort, Don’t Think Twice, is even better. Birbiglia makes comedies about comedy about life, and the natural comparison would be to Woody Allen, a fellow New York comedian who writes and directs talky, adult-oriented comedies that are (supposed to be) metaphors for life. Full Story

Chris Pratt being Chris Pratt, Vol. 2

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 17, 2016 17:02:58 August 17, 2016 17:02:58

The Magnificent Seven remake starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt opens next month, so the publicity machine is clicking into high gear. As such, Pratt is covering InStyle as September’s “Man of Style”, which is sort of odd as I don’t think anyone thinks “Chris Pratt” and “stylish” in the same sentence. Full Story

Amy Adams is the man in Arrival

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 16, 2016 15:28:39 August 16, 2016 15:28:39
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Denis Villeneuve is on a streak. From Incendies to Prisoners, Enemy, and Sicario, he’s made some of the more memorable movies of the last few years. (Prisoners, especially, has lingered in my mind.) His next film is a sci-fi alien invasion movie called Arrival and the first trailer is here and it’s just as eerie and evocative as I’ve come to expect from Villeneuve. Full Story

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#BlackGirlMath

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at August 15, 2016 19:44:49 August 15, 2016 19:44:49

If you've been watching the Olympics, you know how much the past 10 days have been an epic display of #BlackGirlMagic. Fittingly, the trailer for Hidden Figures was released last night during Sunday's Olympic coverage. It's the story of three brilliant African American women, played by Taraji P Henson Full Story

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Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard are inhumanly beautiful

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 15, 2016 16:04:13 August 15, 2016 16:04:13

I don’t want to stir sh*t up, but the teaser for Allied, the World War II movie starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, is out and Pitt & Cotillard look unbelievably gorgeous in it. It’s shades of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, when you couldn’t believe two such magnificent creatures existed at the same time, in the same place. Full Story

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The Warner Brothers Open Letter

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 15, 2016 13:31:07 August 15, 2016 13:31:07

Late last week Pajiba published an open letter, penned by an alleged former Warner Brothers staffer using the pseudonym “Gracie Law” (a character name from Big Trouble in Little China). Presumably this was done to protect someone still working in the industry, or with hopes of returning to the industry, and as The Warner Brothers Open Letter gained steam across the internet, two responses emerged: Either this is a scathing take-down of corporate Hollywood, or “Gracie Law” is not real or never had the kind of access at Warners that would give her context for the creative decision-making at the studio, which just saw its second DC Films title open big only to plummet in week two Full Story