TIFF Review: Truth

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 16, 2015 14:43:33 September 16, 2015 14:43:33
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Truth is Spotlight’s more depressing cousin, another investigative procedural but this time, the outcome is less celebratory. Based on her own book, Truth tells the account of Mary Mapes, the 60 Minutes producer who oversaw the story on then-President Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard. Full Story

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Johnny & Amber in Boston

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 16, 2015 14:08:18 September 16, 2015 14:08:18
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Last night was the Boston premiere of Black Mass. Black Mass opens this weekend. So does Sicario. Click here for Sarah’s review of Black Mass and click here for Joanna’s review of Sicario. Full Story

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TIFF Review: Room (Queen Brie)

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 16, 2015 13:43:34 September 16, 2015 13:43:34
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Aside from Cate Blanchett's work in Blue Jasmine, to me the best female performance of 2013 came from Brie Larson in Short Term 12. The film was criminally underseen by both critics and audiences, but she'll finally get her shot at golden glory with Room, in my opinion the best film at TIFF this year. Full Story

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Serena & Drake’s hand kiss

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 16, 2015 13:22:44 September 16, 2015 13:22:44
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I’m still choked about Serena last week. I’m also choked that people are blaming Drake. They don’t give her enough credit when she wins and they can’t even give her credit when she loses. But while I can’t move on, she obviously has. Serena Williams presented her Signature Collection by HSN yesterday at NY Fashion Week. Full Story

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Dear Gossips,

A quick programming note: Marcus, our dog, needed an emergency blood transfusion yesterday and is still in hospital. We’ve been on standby as the situation can change quickly. If that’s the case, there may be a long interruption to the blog schedule.  Read Full Intro

JT's longing looks

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 15, 2015 19:26:40 September 15, 2015 19:26:40

Jimmy Fallon aired a new sketch featuring Justin Timberlake last night. I like it. Silly is always better when it's rooted in the recognisable and we've all seen scenes like this in a movie, on television, and have been embarrassingly moved by them. Another reason why this works, and why most of JT's bits with Fallon work, is that he's not alone. Full Story

TIFF Review: Maggie's Plan

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 15, 2015 18:27:48 September 15, 2015 18:27:48
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Julianne Moore has Freeheld and Maggie’s Plan at TIFF this year. Julianne and Ethan Hawke were shooting Maggie's Plan at a Brooklyn ice rink barely 36 hours after they were on the Oscar red carpet in February. That's an instant humbling, isn't it? To leave the Oscars, leave the gifting suites and the Vanity Fair parties to schlep home to Brooklyn, gear up for winter and skate with Greta Gerwig and child actors, on camera. Full Story

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Smell like I Can’t

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 15, 2015 17:37:08 September 15, 2015 17:37:08
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We had the summer off from I Can’t Ariana Grande. It was great, wasn’t it? She must have sensed that we were in a good place. Because now she’s back, selling her own fragrance. If Johnny Depp smells like a savage longing for a wannabe rock career, what’s the scent of I Can’t Ariana Grande? Side parts and cotton ball mouth. Full Story

TIFF Review: Born To Be Blue

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 15, 2015 17:16:16 September 15, 2015 17:16:16
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More TIFF double duty. Ethan Hawke has two films at TIFF too: Maggie's Plan and Born to be Blue. Just as Boyhood was catching fire in November, Ethan was hanging out in church basements in Sudbury, Ontario channeling his inner Chet Baker. I was on set. Chet Baker's a pretty coveted role - Leo, River Phoenix (!), Ryan Reynolds (what?) and Brad Pitt are among those who have fought to play this part, or expressed an interest in it. Full Story

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