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You Were Just a Conquest

February 25, 2016 16:32:06 Posted at February 25, 2016 16:32:06
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How much did you love Cruel Intentions? It is the big sister to Gossip Girl – privilege, horny teens and backstabbing on the Upper East Side. And it had some pop culture lasting power – the coke in the crucifix, Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar’s kiss, the journal reveal. Also, um, it gave us Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon (with an emphasis on Reese, obviously). Full Story

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Ava DuVernay goes full-Disney

February 24, 2016 15:22:54 Posted at February 24, 2016 15:22:54
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None of this half-Disney Marvel sh*t, Ava DuVernay has decided that if she’s going work for a corporate machine, she’s going to work for Disney itself, the corporatiest, machiniest one of all. Full Story

Casey Affleck went Joaquin Phoenix on Stephen Colbert

February 24, 2016 14:29:30 Posted at February 24, 2016 14:29:30
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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I texted Lainey the other night after seeing Casey Affleck’s new movie, Triple 9, that I think he might have A Moment coming. She agreed, but then he went on Late Night with Stephen Colbert to promote the movie and had an awkward interview, and she was like, maybe that moment won’t come after all. Full Story

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Ryan & Octavia

February 23, 2016 20:37:30 Posted at February 23, 2016 20:37:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ryan Coogler was honoured by the American Black Film Festival the other night with the Rising Star Award. The award was presented to him by Octavia Spencer who he directed in Fruitvale Station. People keep saying that Ryan is an emerging talent. I feel like he’s kinda arrived now, non? Have you seen Creed yet? If you haven’t, you don’t have to wait long. Full Story

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Sacha Baron Cohen in underpants

February 23, 2016 16:24:18 Posted at February 23, 2016 16:24:18
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Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie, Grimsby—unnecessarily retitled The Brothers Grimsby in the US—opens in the UK this weekend, a couple weeks before it opens here in North America. So there was a premiere in London and, as he is wont to do, SBC showed up in character as “Nobby Grimsby”, a working-class Brit who stumbles into the spy life while trying to find his long-lost brother. Full Story

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The First Monday In May

February 23, 2016 14:34:20 Posted at February 23, 2016 14:34:20
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What is it? One of the best nights in gossip – the MET Gala. And now it’s a film. The First Monday In May was shot last year leading up to and during the MET Gala, with Anna Wintour’s full cooperation, and will open the Tribeca Film Festival in April. A trailer was released yesterday. Full Story

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Fulbright Scholar humiliated in cruel movie prank

February 18, 2016 21:10:27 Posted at February 18, 2016 21:10:27
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Fulbright Scholar and noted chemical engineer Dolph Lundgren is the victim of a recent prank in which a person is hired to star in a movie, and then that movie turns out to be Kindergarten Cop 2, a direct-to-digital sequel of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, Kindergarten Cop. Lundgren, who holds multiple advanced degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering, is perhaps best known as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV: Rocky Punches Communism, and for previously falling victim to a similar prank that saw him co-starring in the god awful Expendables movies. Full Story