Friday, May 17, 2019

Dear Gossips,

John Wick: Chapter 3 opens this weekend. The reviews have been really good – read Sarah’s review here – and it’s projected to bring in around $50 million to win the box office ahead of Avengers: Endgame.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 17, 2019 20:28:20 May 17, 2019 20:28:20
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PROGRAMMING NOTE – PLEASE READ: Monday is Victoria Day in Canada which means it’s a long weekend. We will, however, be posting Game of Thrones content since it’s the big series finale which will break all kinds of viewing records, I’m sure, and break all kinds of bitching and complaining records too. Full Story

Chris Rock is rebooting Saw

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 17, 2019 20:14:41 May 17, 2019 20:14:41
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This is the second weirdest headline of the week. It turns out that Chris Rock—yes, comedian and filmmaker Chris Rock—is a fan of the Saw horror franchise, you know, the torture porn movies with the serial killer who sets elaborate Rube Goldberg traps for his victims. Rock is such a big fan, in fact, that he pitched Lionsgate on a reimagining/spin-off of Saw, which is now being turned into a new movie due in 2020. Full Story

Budget John Wick

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 17, 2019 19:29:19 May 17, 2019 19:29:19
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Keanu Reeves is hailed for launching an original action franchise, and rightly so, because in the age of Big IP, that is nearly impossible. But he is not the only actor to front an original action franchise—Gerard Butler has his own original action franchise in the “Fallen” series. You know the ones, where he is the super double extra special very best Secret Service agent that has ever lived. Full Story

Constance Wu’s very bad week

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 17, 2019 15:46:33 May 17, 2019 15:46:33
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Exactly a week ago today, ahead of the upfronts, the networks released the list of shows that had been renewed and cancelled. As you know, Fresh Off The Boat was renewed, which resulted in a “f-cking hell” from Constance Wu on Twitter Full Story

Gucci F-cked Up…Again

Prem Posted by Prem at May 17, 2019 14:48:24 May 17, 2019 14:48:24
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Let’s revisit the Gucci Ready-to-Wear collection from Fall 2018. Back in February of last year, Gucci presented their Fall 2018 collection from Alessandro Michele. The Fall 2018 collection was famous for some of its models who carried disembodied copies of their heads on the runway and were the inspiration for Jared Leto’s look Full Story

Robert Pattinson: Millennial Batman 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 17, 2019 14:15:20 May 17, 2019 14:15:20
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As Sarah just wrote in the previous post, Robert Pattinson as Batman was big breaking news last night on social media. It’s probably the first time he’s trended like this since Twilight – and this is something to be mindful of, because after the pop culture craze that was Twilight, RP deliberately avoided professional spectacle, choosing offbeat roles in smaller movies in part to prove that he could do more than make girls and their moms fall in love with him but also because he needed a break from the heat. Full Story