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Scarlett Johansson will Move That Body

December 16, 2015 16:16:19 Posted at December 16, 2015 16:16:19
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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After not having much of an opinion on her, Scarlett Johansson has risen to the top of my “favorite actresses” list over the last few years. It’s due to a combination of behind the scenes strategizing I appreciate—she’s engineered a career resurgence every young actress should study—and making movies I like. Full Story

Join us at the High Rise

December 15, 2015 20:21:20 Posted at December 15, 2015 20:21:20
Sarah Posted by Sarah

I missed Tom Hiddleston’s other film at TIFF, High Rise, but I remember hearing reactions from people who saw it and they were wildly divided. People either LOVED it, or HATED it, with very little in between, which is par for the course with director Ben Wheatley. Wheatley doesn’t make very accessible films, and J. Full Story

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Shame, Ridiculous 6. Shame, shame.

December 14, 2015 20:47:59 Posted at December 14, 2015 20:47:59
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After an incident on set in which several Native American actors—and the cultural advisor—walked off Adam Sandler’s The Ridiculous 6, Netflix released a (sh*tty) non-apology basically saying we were harshing their mellow by overreacting because the movie is “broad satire” and the diverse cast is “in on the joke”. Full Story

Jennifer Lawrence in JOY

December 14, 2015 17:24:40 Posted at December 14, 2015 17:24:40
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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When the SAG Award and Golden Globe nominations dropped last week, JOY, a presumed awards season frontrunner, only picked up two honours. Underwhelmed? Surprised? You shouldn't be. Despite the hype of being the third Jennifer Lawrence-David O.Russell collaboration, the buzz is tepid for a reason. Full Story

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Chris Hemsworth in In The Heart of the Sea

December 14, 2015 16:22:11 Posted at December 14, 2015 16:22:11
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In the Heart of the Sea is an adaptation of a book by the same name, which recounts the sinking of the whaleship Essex in 1820, the story that loosely inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick. The book is really excellent, but the movie is dead boring, and it was accordingly keelhauled Full Story

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X-Men: Apocalypse fails to register

December 11, 2015 19:05:45 Posted at December 11, 2015 19:05:45
Sarah Posted by Sarah

The trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse is here, and it’s awful. It’s even worse than the Superhero Face Punch trailer, but where that one shot itself in the foot by revealing the entire plot of the movie, X-Men is done in by a curious emptiness. I LIKE the X-Men movies—they’re silly as hell, but they’re populated by charismatic actors playing likeable characters and they’re generally well-directed and feature great action. Full Story

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No Depps at the Globes?

December 11, 2015 18:29:40 Posted at December 11, 2015 18:29:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association went with Will Smith over Johnny Depp for Best Actor Drama at the Golden Globes. Normally those starf-ckers are all up in Johnny’s ass. Maybe they’re over his scarves. I’m curious though to know how much international press, like proper interviews, he did for Black Mass and whether or not that had anything to do with it. Full Story

Director dick measuring

December 11, 2015 17:36:18 Posted at December 11, 2015 17:36:18
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The Hollywood Reporter has released their directors roundtable, which includes Tom Hooper, Danny Boyle, David O. Russell, Ridley Scott, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Quentin Tarantino. That’s quite a mix of people, several of whom have reputations for being, let’s call it “exacting” in their process. Full Story

Cate Blanchett is joining Thor: Ragnarok

December 11, 2015 16:25:12 Posted at December 11, 2015 16:25:12
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A couple months ago I wrote about some developments with Thor: Ragnarok, including that the big-screen Marvel villainess will debut in that movie. This is what I said back then: …empowered by their recent A-list success in casting Doctor Strange, Marvel will pursue a big name actress for Mystery Villainess—like Cate Blanchett big. Full Story

Cube isn’t bothered

December 11, 2015 15:56:40 Posted at December 11, 2015 15:56:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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One of the biggest snubs coming out of the Golden Globe nominations yesterday was the exclusion of Straight Outta Compton from the Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical category. Here are the five films that made the cut: The Big Short Joy The Martian Spy Trainwreck None of them are musicals. Full Story

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