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Shame, Ridiculous 6. Shame, shame.

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 14, 2015 20:47:59 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

Joanna Posted by Joanna at December 14, 2015 17:24:40 December 14, 2015 17:24:40
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James Devaney /Gilbert Carrasquillo /Getty Images, BxPix /Splash News

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

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 14, 2015 16:22:11 December 14, 2015 16:22:11
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Andrew Toth /Jim Spellman /Taylor Hill /Getty Images

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

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

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?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2015 18:29:40 December 11, 2015 18:29:40
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Charley Gallay/ Getty Images

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

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 11, 2015 17:36:18 December 11, 2015 17:36:18

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

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 11, 2015 16:25:12 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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2015 15:56:40 December 11, 2015 15:56:40
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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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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Dear Gossips,

I’m buzzy today. It’s a combination of Christmas and award season excitement. The SAG nominations came down yesterday. The Golden Globe nominations just happened this morning. The Globes are just a month away.  Read Full Intro

JT pushes the stroller

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2015 21:53:45 December 10, 2015 21:53:45
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Keystone

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were photographed at The Grove yesterday. Apparently they took their son, Silas, to meet Santa for the first time. As we wind down the year, it was supposed to be a quiet one for Justin as he took time to enjoy being a dad. Full Story

Leonardo DiCaprio: Who Has Seen The Wind

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2015 21:02:40 December 10, 2015 21:02:40

Every kid in Canada growing up in my era had to read that book by W.O. Mitchell. Is it still the same? Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for a Best Actor Drama Golden Globe today for his gruelling, freezing, This Is Sparta! performance in The Revenant. And I know you know but, just for fun, let’s recap all of his movie star hardships, from having to slumber among animal guts to eating raw animal to trudging through the snow and… the bear. Full Story