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Jem and the Holograms is an empty nothing of a non-movie

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 27, 2015 20:05:57 October 27, 2015 20:05:57

Jem and the Holograms, the movie, has as much to do with the 1980s cartoon Jem and the Holograms as a Youtube video of housecats has to do with Thundercats. If you are a fan of the cartoon Jem, don’t bother with the movie as you will only make yourself angry. If you are neutral on the cartoon, or have no memory of it, don’t bother with Jem because you will be bored, possibly even confused. Full Story

Jared Leto is ruining The Joker

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 27, 2015 18:55:43 October 27, 2015 18:55:43

And not because he looks like a Juggalo or because I think he’ll do a bad job of it, but just because every time Jared Leto talks about ANYTHING, I want to punch him in the face. He’s so far up his own f*cking ass it’s unbearable. We get it—playing The Joker in the wake of Heath Ledger’s (much beloved, much praised) performance is a tall order. Full Story

Sandra Bullock in Our Brand Is Crisis

Joanna Posted by Joanna at October 27, 2015 17:22:10 October 27, 2015 17:22:10
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Full-disclosure: I produced an exclusive 30-minute special with Sandra Bullock and the cast of Our Brand is Crisis at TIFF, which you can watch here. Some behind-the-scenes details are below. Our Brand is Crisis may as well be retitled “Our Brand is Sandra (Bullock). Full Story

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Michelle Williams: boots and bangs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 27, 2015 16:12:29 October 27, 2015 16:12:29
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I miss Michelle Williams. It’s been a quiet couple of years of her, by choice. Her last film, Suite Francaise, was released only in Europe, not in North America, though it was reasonably well received. I guess they just couldn’t find a distributor who thought that audiences over here would be into it? We’re cultural pigs, basically. Full Story

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Royal Bond

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 26, 2015 21:41:43 October 26, 2015 21:41:43
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Wenn, James Whatling/ Splash News, Dave J Hogan/ Getty Images

The Bond premiere is happening right now in London. I’ll post photos of the cast tomorrow. Right now, we’ll focus on the royals, because the princes William and Harry were there along with Princess Catherine, all of them attending their second official engagement of the day. Click here Full Story

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Bill Murray in Rock the Kasbah

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 26, 2015 19:56:23 October 26, 2015 19:56:23
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Richie Buxo/ AR Photo/ Splash News

Not even Bill Murray’s benevolent-wizard persona could save Rock the Kasbah, a movie so baffling, so bad—so bafflingly bad—that it evokes the specter of Ishtar more than once. This is such an ill-advised, tone deaf movie I don’t even know where to start. I guess with the fact that it tanked Full Story

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Bradley & Irina in Paris

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 26, 2015 16:02:23 October 26, 2015 16:02:23
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Pacific Coast News

Bradley Cooper’s new film, Burnt, opens on Friday. So far the reviews have not been that good. It’s Halloween weekend too. Like if anyone’s going to the movies, I’m not sure that’s the movie they’re choosing, not when Steve Jobs continues to build buzz and The Martian keeps holding on. Full Story

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Ava DuVernay like a BOSS

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 26, 2015 14:12:56 October 26, 2015 14:12:56

Ava DuVernay was honored this year as part of Elle’s annual Women In Hollywood awards, and she gave an AMAZING speech at their awards dinner. The whole thing is well worth a read, but there are a couple highlights that tie into some of the particular issues surrounding diversity in Hollywood that we’ve talked about recently. Full Story

Trouble for Emma & Andrew?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 26, 2015 13:50:28 October 26, 2015 13:50:28
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Everyone thought Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield broke up earlier this year when he was away in Asia shooting a movie for Martin Scorsese. Those rumours ended up being bullsh-t when he was seen with her as soon as he got home. They spent the summer together in LA. And now he’s in Australia working on Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge. Full Story