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Amandla falls in love

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at February 16, 2017 16:21:02 February 16, 2017 16:21:02

Tuesday was Valentine’s Day. Tuesday was also the day I wrote about the announcement that Rachel Lindsay will be the first black Bachelorette. I stressed the importance of seeing black love on screen and how we’re starving for more black leads in romantic comedies. Full Story

Crazy Rich Constance

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 16, 2017 15:20:37 February 16, 2017 15:20:37
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What else was the title for this post going to be? If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know I’m a big fan of Kevin Kwan’s book Crazy Rich Asians and the follow-up China Rich Girlfriend. Last year I wondered why even though Crazy Rich Asians came out in 2013 and was acquired for film adaptation a few months later the movie still hasn’t happened, when a book like Gone Girl goes from publication to film production simultaneously. Full Story

Warner Brothers would rather talk to Mel Gibson than a woman

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 16, 2017 14:25:36 February 16, 2017 14:25:36
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Long headline in place solely to f*ck up Warner Brothers’ SEO. Because Warner Brothers would rather talk to MEL GIBSON than a woman. Courtesy Deadline, we found out yesterday that Warners is talking to Gibson about directing Suicide Squad 2. Full Story

Michael Fassbender in Tokyo

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 15, 2017 20:47:53 February 15, 2017 20:47:53
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Michael Fassbender is in Tokyo today promoting Assassin’s Creed. The movie didn’t make much of an impact in North America but made back all of its money and more internationally. So, as a producer, he needs to keep pushing it in foreign markets, especially if he wants to get the sequels made. Full Story

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Thor & Darryl: Back Again

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 15, 2017 14:57:31 February 15, 2017 14:57:31

As part of the home video release of Doctor Strange, Marvel released a clip from Team Thor: Pt. 2, Where Are They Now?, which is the continuing adventures of Thor and his Australian roommate, Darryl. We first met Darryl in Team Thor, Taika Waititi’s shot-on-a-lark mockumentary explaining Thor’s absence from Civil War. Full Story

Asa Butterfield in The Space Between Us

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 10, 2017 18:13:02 February 10, 2017 18:13:02
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If you’re avoiding Fifty Shades Darker this weekend, and you’re wondering if this might be an option… The Space Between Us tanked, so I was alone when I saw it, and though I have seen many bad movies under these very circumstances, for some reason, with this one, I desperately wanted to explain myself to the ticket-taker. Full Story

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Two Mannequins in Fifty Shades Darker

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 9, 2017 18:39:31 February 9, 2017 18:39:31
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What little worked in Fifty Shades of Grey worked because director Sam Taylor-Johnson and screenwriter Kelly Marcel played on a psychological thriller angle, and Dakota Johnson was able to use her natural screen presence to inject some slyness into Anastasia Steele that made her more than just a weepy doormat for the demanding, dominant Christian Grey to push around. Full Story

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Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 2

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 8, 2017 17:16:21 February 8, 2017 17:16:21
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First and most important: Nothing bad happens to the dog. In fact, the first fifteen minutes of John Wick: Chapter 2 play like something of an apology for the first fifteen minutes of John Wick, as Chapter 2 opens with a rousing car chase and a surprisingly funny recap of the first movie. Once again, John Wick is introduced as “Baba Yaga”, the nominally retired, boogeyman hitman whose name alone is enough to cause hardened criminals to sigh and grimly accept that they are about to die. Full Story

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