What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 6, 2019 20:18:21 December 6, 2019 20:18:21
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A few months ago, there was a real chance that Tom Holland wouldn’t  get to be Spider-Man anymore. But then, a deal was made, Spider-Man was saved, and it was Tom Holland who did the saving. Tom is now recounting what happened and WHERE it happened: on the phone, while Tom was in a pub, after a few beer on an empty stomach. Full Story

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne in The Aeronauts

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 6, 2019 20:10:39 December 6, 2019 20:10:39
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The Aeronauts is one-half survival tale and one-half historical drama, based loosely on the story of James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) and Henry Coxwell’s ascent to a then-record height of 37,000, accomplished in a hot air balloon. Except for The Aeronauts, Coxwell has been replaced by the fictional Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones), an amalgamation of real women pilots with a healthy dose of inspiration from Sophie Blanchard, who was as much show-woman as pioneering aeronaut. Full Story

Watchmen: Angela’s next move

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 6, 2019 19:36:11 December 6, 2019 19:36:11
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There are only two episodes left of Watchmen, and everything is coming together, the puzzle is almost complete. The last dangling thread is what Adrian Veidt has to do with all this, and everything is else is pretty much down to who lives and who dies. As much as Watchmen is deconstructing the superhero genre, it’s still coming down to good guys versus bad guys, though with this particular tale, the bad guys winning would not be shocking—the bad guys won in the graphic novel. Full Story

Outfits of the Week: Shailene Woodley & Liya Kebede

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 6, 2019 16:37:01 December 6, 2019 16:37:01
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Moncler Genius’s collaboration with Pierpaolo Piccioli was first presented back in February. They partnered with Ethiopian designers from model Liya Kebede’s brand Lemlem to create a series of exquisite puffer coat gowns. Look at this glory.           Full Story

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Buckingham Palace pumps the brakes on Prince Charles 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 6, 2019 15:41:04 December 6, 2019 15:41:04
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Prince Andrew, the British royal family (sweat) stain, has been the Queen’s biggest problem in years – so much so that her handling of the Andrew scandal has led to doubts about her leadership. Which is why there’s been so much talk about Prince Charles and whether or not his ascension will be accelerated. Full Story

Queen & Slim sits between two forms 

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 6, 2019 15:11:30 December 6, 2019 15:11:30
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With Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas jumps from music videos to feature films, and her background in visual media shows in the style and rhythm of her long-form work. Queen & Slim is strikingly visual and operates almost like a series of vignettes connected by musical interludes. Matsoukas’s staging of Queen & Slim is so good, it makes you wish Lena Waithe’s script held up a little better. Full Story