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Oscar Isaac is everywhere

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2016 17:02:22 January 5, 2016 17:02:22

I wrote about this a few weeks ago – click here for a refresher. This is what I was afraid of. This is what I mean when I said that I SAW HIM FIRST. You know. If you’ve been reading my blog for a few years, you know that I SAW HIM FIRST. Full Story

Hateful Eight’s last-minute Oscar push

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 5, 2016 16:34:07 January 5, 2016 16:34:07
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Oscar nominations are due this Friday, so there’s a lot of activity all over the place as everyone makes their last-minute pitch to get their named called on January 14, when the nominations are announced. To that end, Samuel L. Jackson and Walton Goggins were in New York last night, at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, accepting a special award for The Hateful Eight composer Ennio Morricone. Full Story

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A new year for Alexa Chung and Alexander Skarsgard

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 4, 2016 20:33:27 January 4, 2016 20:33:27
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I was originally intending to lump this post in with the previous one on FKA twigs and Robert Pattinson and call it a Vampire Love Update. But then I decided that was lame. Is it still lame to tell you what I decided not to do because it was lame? Alexa Chung and Alexander Skarsgard rang in 2016 together in Miami. Full Story

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Alicia Vikander & Michael Fassbender: Strong together, strong apart

Joanna Posted by Joanna at January 4, 2016 15:59:05 January 4, 2016 15:59:05
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Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender each received awards at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday, but while the two walked the red carpet separately and were not photographed together at the event, they are definitely still a couple. Full Story

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Matt Damon for Ridley Scott

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 4, 2016 15:13:23 January 4, 2016 15:13:23
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The director-actor partnership you’ve been hearing most about during this award season has been Inarritu-DiCaprio. Alejandro is the auteur who’d only shoot in natural daylight, or something like that, and, word is, made the shoot a “living hell”, to the point where some crew members walked off the set because even though they had to feed their families, they also didn’t want to be exposed to hypothermia. Full Story

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Bryan Cranston sells the speech

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 4, 2016 14:10:47 January 4, 2016 14:10:47
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Before the New Year, most Oscar prediction experts were in agreement that it would be Leonardo DiCaprio winning Best Actor. He will most likely win Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama at the Golden Globes on Sunday, because those dicksuckers at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association love him. But they don’t get a say at the Oscars. Full Story

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Johnny Depp & “Amanda” Heard in Palm Springs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 4, 2016 13:21:36 January 4, 2016 13:21:36
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As mentioned earlier, several major Oscar contenders attended the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday to accept awards but, mostly, to campaign for an Oscar nomination. Palm Springs has a great recent record of honouring those who go on to Oscar consideration so, even though they require their award recipients to show up in exchange for the recognition, everyone knows that, unlike, say, the Hollywood Film Awards, these ones actually mean something. Full Story

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The Top 10 Films of 2015

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 31, 2015 15:36:00 December 31, 2015 15:36:00

Anomalisa This is Charlie Kaufman’s sophomore directorial effort, seven years in the making and with an assist by Duke Johnson, who directed Community’s animated episodes. Anomalisa is a flat-out astounding film, where stop-motion puppets peel their faces off but also enact realistic and intimate love scenes, and it swings from one of the single funniest lines of dialogue this year to one of the most painful break-ups. Full Story

Michael Fassbender is really going for it in Assassin’s Creed

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 30, 2015 18:36:55 December 30, 2015 18:36:55

Just under a year from now, Michael Fassbender will attempt to break the video game curse with an adaptation of the video game Assassin’s Creed. The film wrapped principal photography just before Christmas, so we’re starting to see images from the movie, giving us some idea of what Fassy will look like as a medieval assassin caught up in a shadow war with the Knights Templar. Full Story

Marky Mark is the MOST MAN in Daddy’s Home

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 30, 2015 16:23:52 December 30, 2015 16:23:52
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I suppose it’s only fair, since Point Break turned out to be entertaining almost in spite of itself, that the other wide-release non-Star Wars option at the cineplex this holiday season, Daddy’s Home, is exactly as bad as you think it is. Full Story