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Constance heading to Alaska…then Sundance?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 3, 2016 14:19:12 February 3, 2016 14:19:12
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Variety reported exclusively yesterday that Fresh Off The Boat’s Constance Wu will star in an independent film called You And Me Both, written and to be directed by Jennifer Cho Suhr, that will start shooting in the summer. “Wu will play a struggling addict who, along with her estranged sister, embarks on a road trip from Iowa to Alaska in search of their birth mother. Full Story

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How Don Cheadle spent his Iron Man money

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 2, 2016 17:56:10 February 2, 2016 17:56:10
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For years Don Cheadle has been working on a biopic of legendary musician Miles Davis, fighting not only to get the movie made—always an uphill battle—but to direct it himself. Finally, after slogging uphill through the snow both ways, Cheadle premiered his film, Miles Ahead, at Sundance. Full Story

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Charlie in February

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 1, 2016 19:47:16 February 1, 2016 19:47:16
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Good start to the month, non? Especially since Charlie Hunnam doesn’t have anything to promote; he’s not scheduled for official appearances. Here he is yesterday with girlfriend Morgana out shopping in LA. Charlie has been in the headlines though. It was announced recently that he’s been cast as Edgar Valdez Villareal, aka La Barbie, in the upcoming biopic American Drug Lord. Full Story

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Angelina Jolie and Jack Black in Kung Fu Panda 3

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 1, 2016 17:21:35 February 1, 2016 17:21:35
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I’m inclined to go easy on Kung Fu Panda 3 because Norm of the North is so f*cking bad, and indeed, it is better than that garbage movie. But despite some pretty flashy animation, Kung Fu Panda 3 is not especially good. It’s basically Kung Fu Panda, just with more. More what? More everything. Full Story

Naomi & Liev at the SAGs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 1, 2016 16:34:31 February 1, 2016 16:34:31
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There’s been some noise around Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber lately. I think it’s STAR Magazine that’s been calling a breakup? No one’s paying attention, really, because it’s STAR Magazine. Naomi wasn’t with Liev at the Golden Globes. That, presumably, was why STAR decided to jump on the story. Full Story

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Idris Elba: “Welcome to diverse TV”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 1, 2016 12:31:36 February 1, 2016 12:31:36
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Idris Elba won twice at the SAG Awards on Saturday, first for his performance in Beasts Of No Nation and then for his performance in Luther. He was also nominated, alongside his Beasts Of No Nation co-star Abraham Attah, for Best Ensemble. And while they were presenting the film together, Idris opened with the statement: “Welcome to diverse TV”. Full Story

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Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund in Mojave

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 29, 2016 16:42:05 January 29, 2016 16:42:05

Part noir, part Western, part black comedy, part inside Hollywood drama, Mojave is a Frankenstein movie, a genre mash-up where not all parts are created equal. Garrett Hedlund stars as Tom, a filmmaker whose life and career seems to have hit rock bottom. Written and directed by William Monahan (the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Departed), one of the smart things about Mojave is that it doesn’t bog us down with expository details. Full Story

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Rachel & Ryan at the Oscars

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 29, 2016 15:54:03 January 29, 2016 15:54:03
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As mentioned earlier, Ryan Gosling was one on the Academy’s first list of presenters released yesterday. The Big Short might be making a late surge in the Oscar race. Ryan’s obviously going to support his film but also to get a head start on promoting The Nice Guys, coming out in April. Full Story

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Captain America gets his face kicked in

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 29, 2016 15:28:07 January 29, 2016 15:28:07
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Here are photos of Chris Evans and Chadwick Boseman on set for Captain America: Civil War reshoots in Los Angeles this week. Evans is sporting some serious fake bruises on his face, which means Cap is getting his ass handed to him at some point. Boseman looks fine because Black Panther is smart and wears a full-face mask. Full Story

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