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Blake on a rock

March 18, 2016 17:07:39 Posted at March 18, 2016 17:07:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The first trailer for The Shallows, starring Blake Lively, was posted today. She shot it in Australia last year. And it’s a summer release. So initially I was like… Blake Lively? In a summer blockbuster? Blake Lively in a movie that people will want to go see? Maybe even a good movie? And her acting will be good too? Watch, then let’s resume: When Sarah sent this over to me earlier, the only word she used was “NOPE”. Full Story

Everyone looks bored in X-Men: Apocalypse

March 17, 2016 18:07:18 Posted at March 17, 2016 18:07:18
Sarah Posted by Sarah

The X-Men movies are wildly uneven, ranging from “highly enjoyable” to “utterly godawful”, but the prequel trilogy starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence has generally been good. That’s a great ensemble making fun movies that are good for the most part. Full Story

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Harry Potter f*cks over some magicians

March 17, 2016 16:39:21 Posted at March 17, 2016 16:39:21
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Mireya Acierto/ Mike Pont/ Slaven Vlasic/ Getty Images

… Is the best way of describing Now You See Me 2, judging by the new trailer. If you remember the first one—and why would you?—Morgan Freeman ended up in jail because Mark Ruffalo was the best magician in the world, or something like that. So the sequel is Morgan Freeman trying to get revenge on Mark Ruffalo, which is like your grandpa being mean to your puppy. Full Story

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Olivia Wilde was “too old”

March 16, 2016 20:12:35 Posted at March 16, 2016 20:12:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Olivia Wilde was on Howard Stern this week. She’s promoting Vinyl, which I haven’t started watching yet, and I should, but again – there is SO MUCH GOOD TV! Anyway, she starts talking about working with Martin Scorsese (he’s producing Vinyl) and reveals that she auditioned for Wolf Of Wall Street. Full Story

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Timothy Olyphant appears

March 16, 2016 18:45:53 Posted at March 16, 2016 18:45:53
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Steven A Henry/ Getty Images

Lainey usually hogs the Timothy Olyphant photos but she let me have these new shots of Olyphant on stage because I miss Justified so terribly and this is usually the time of year when I’m recapping Justified but there is no more Justified to be recapped and I’m sad. But here’s the next best thing—Timothy Olyphant in a flannel shirt and cowboy boots, looking very Raylan Givens-ish during the opening night of Kenneth Lonergan’s new play, Hold on to Me Darling. Full Story

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Jennifer Garner in Miracles from Heaven

March 16, 2016 16:46:38 Posted at March 16, 2016 16:46:38
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Felipe Ramales/ Splash News, Gustavo Caballero/ Alexander Tamargo/ Getty Images

Let’s start by acknowledging that I am a cynical asshole and not at all this movie’s target audience. Miracles from Heaven was not made for me but I have to review it anyway, and I do so knowing full well that what I identify as problems won’t register with the movie’s intended audience. Full Story

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Grey on Grey

March 16, 2016 15:48:04 Posted at March 16, 2016 15:48:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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They’re shooting the Fifty Shades Of Grey sequel in Vancouver right now. There have been a lot of photos taken of the actors on set. I haven’t posted many, or any, because they haven’t been all that interesting until now. Not that this is really, really interesting. Just… really, really pretty. Full Story

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