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Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 1, 2017 14:37:34 June 1, 2017 14:37:34
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Wonder Woman opens in Themyscira, the utopian home of the Amazons, where little Diana, daughter of Queen Hippolyta, longs for adventure and glory, while her mother tries to protect her from the harsh realities of life beyond their secluded haven. Themyscira is a beautiful setting, a Mediterranean island sketched in bold blues and greens, and the sight of women filling the screen—women fighting, laughing, talking, governing—stands in stark relief compared to average blockbuster fare. Full Story

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Thor makes scrambled eggs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 30, 2017 17:09:48 May 30, 2017 17:09:48
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I was about to say this is a bizarre marketing gimmick, Chris Hemsworth making scrambled eggs at the Grand Prix of Monaco but… I’m writing about it. And Tag Heuer isn’t paying me so I guess it worked? You’re looking at Thor in a chef’s hat trying to get his eggs the perfect amount of fluffy. Full Story

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Tom Cruise must lead

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 30, 2017 15:19:27 May 30, 2017 15:19:27
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Do you have your Wonder Woman tickets yet? I’m going on Saturday, 740pm show at my favourite theatre. Here in Toronto we have VIP theatres with pre-selected leather seats and in-seat service. Which means you never have to queue for anything. My movie order is always: deep fried pickles, deep fried jalapeno poppers, a burger, some fries from Jacek’s plate, and two glasses of wine. Full Story

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Dear Gossips,

Memorial Day weekend used to be big at the box office. But as you may have heard, both Pirates 5 and Baywatch, the new major releases this Memorial Day weekend, came in domestically under initial projections. Baywatch, in particular, totally flopped.  Read Full Intro

Rooney & Joaquin in Cannes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 29, 2017 19:22:58 May 29, 2017 19:22:58
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Joaquin Phoenix was named Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday for his performance in Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here. It was one of the last films to screen at the festival. Full Story

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Sofia Coppola & Patty Jenkins: from festivals to the box office – but will Hollywood notice?

Joanna Posted by Joanna at May 29, 2017 16:28:57 May 29, 2017 16:28:57
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Sofia Coppola won the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend and became just the second-ever female filmmaker to receive that honour. It’s a big deal. And if you ask her The Beguiled star Nicole Kidman, she’ll probably say it’s an even bigger deal because, like she noted at the press conference: “Still only about four percent of women directed the major motion pictures of 2016. Full Story

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