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Natalie Portman cosplays as Jackie O

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 17, 2015 17:41:32 December 17, 2015 17:41:32
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The first photo of Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy in the film Jackie was released yesterday, and it shows Portman in a red suit and pearls with First Lady hair. She doesn’t look exactly like Jacqueline Kennedy—these are the days before Onassis—but it’s a solid approximation, and Portman is really well suited to early 1960s fashions. Full Story

Gods of an Egypt that is very, very white

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 16, 2015 20:27:44 December 16, 2015 20:27:44

Two years after Ridley Scott and Exodus got dragged behind the outrage truck for whitewashing ancient Egypt by casting predominately white actors to play Egyptian characters, director Alex Proyas is courting the same controversy with Gods of Egypt, a movie also set in ancient Egypt and starring a bunch of white people. Full Story

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Scarlett Johansson will Move That Body

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 16, 2015 16:16:19 December 16, 2015 16:16:19
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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

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

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.

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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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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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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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