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Not the visual I had in mind

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 24, 2015 16:28:38 November 24, 2015 16:28:38
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Like many of you, I thought I’d want to see a photo of Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling side by side. At one time, I thought that might be photo I could add to my spank bank. Right now, my spank bank consists mostly of Charlie Hunnam. Sometimes a little variety helps, you know? But this? Not what I had in mind. Full Story

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Understated Alicia Vikander

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 23, 2015 19:00:02 November 23, 2015 19:00:02
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Alicia Vikander will be considered among the best actresses for contention at the Golden Globes even though the studio has been campaigning for her to be in the supporting actress category. While it's still not known whether or not the Academy will just go with whatever the studios submit or correct the category fraud. Full Story

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Amber Heard's Oscar hopes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 23, 2015 18:19:13 November 23, 2015 18:19:13
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Wait before you laugh. I'm not saying she's going to be nominated. But Johnny Depp is one of the favourites for a nomination this season for his performance in Black Mass. Which he claims he doesn't want to win. But the nomination? He'll take it. Because, for one, his wife will want to go. Full Story

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Events with Irina

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 20, 2015 19:16:40 November 20, 2015 19:16:40
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Bradley Cooper’s Burnt was not well received by critics or at the box office. If he’s going to show up during award season then, it’ll be for David O Russell’s Joy. And he’s been nominated the two previous times that David O’Russell’s directed him. It’s been 6 months since Coop and Irina Shayk started dating. Full Story

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Scrooged…but with drugs

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 20, 2015 18:19:55 November 20, 2015 18:19:55
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Every year someone tries to make an insta-classic holiday comedy, and almost every year, they fail. We’ve already had one such failure this year, but the other attempt at making a long-lasting holiday comedy, The Night Before is actually the rare exception—a holiday comedy that not only works, but that is GREAT. Full Story

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Eddie’s quiet campaign

Joanna Posted by Joanna at November 20, 2015 17:22:54 November 20, 2015 17:22:54
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Eddie Redmayne is back on the Oscar circuit this year for playing transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl. His performance - which is really a textured portrayal of two different characters (Einar and Lili) who share the same internal pain - is a professional gamechanger for him. Yes, this part, which at one point during the film's 15-year gestation belonged to Nicole Kidman, could catapult Eddie to the Spencer Tracy and Tom Hanks movie star tier of back-to-back Oscar winners. Full Story

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The Creed era

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 20, 2015 16:48:01 November 20, 2015 16:48:01
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Creed opens on Wednesday just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday box office in the United States. The early reviews are solid. Actually, more than solid. Some are saying this is the best installment in the Rocky franchise since the original. Um. EXCUSE ME. Better than Rocky IV? When Rocky punched out Communism? As I’ve written, many, many times already, Rocky IV is my favourite. Full Story

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Yes, Idris is sexy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 19, 2015 19:05:05 November 19, 2015 19:05:05
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Idris Elba is in New York. Check him out, fine as f-ck, walking around in a red beanie yesterday. Earlier this week, Idris, Abraham Attah, and Cary Fukunaga were promoting Beasts Of No Nation at TimesTalks. Netflix is doing whatever they can to make these nominations happen. What didn’t happen is Idris being named the Sexiest Man Alive. Full Story

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Check out Noted Satirist Jesse Eisenberg in Now You See Me 2

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 19, 2015 18:18:09 November 19, 2015 18:18:09

Yesterday Lainey wrote about Jesse Eisenberg’s, um, satirical take on film critics in The New Yorker. I recognize the type of critic he’s lampooning, so I find it halfway funny, but I also think this is how he sees all film critics, not just that particular type, and it’s a pretty dumb and immature view on a large aspect of his job. Full Story

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Alexander Skarsgard from the arctic to the beach

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 19, 2015 17:50:25 November 19, 2015 17:50:25
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Have you watched the Funny Or Die videos of Alexander Skarsgard and Jack McBrayer? It was part of Greenpeace’s Save The Arctic campaign and it’s pretty cute – and informational! Also, it’s the most I’ve been attracted to Alexander in a long, long time. The feeling is so primitive I’m almost ashamed of it. Full Story

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