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Will Smith, once again

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 15, 2019 21:33:53 February 15, 2019 21:33:53
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If there was an Oscar for Best Performance on Social Media – and there probably will be one day – the inaugural winner should be Will Smith. He is so f-cking good at this and…so repeatedly good at it. You remember his #InMyFeelings challenge. All the times he punks his kids. His willingness to be the fool. Full Story

Emily and John support The Rock

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 12, 2019 16:56:54 February 12, 2019 16:56:54
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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski showed up to a screening of Fighting With My Family last night in New York. The film is written and directed by Stephen Merchant and produced by Dwayne The Rock Johnson who also plays a small role. As The Rock keeps saying, he doesn’t just work on movies that feature muscles and explosions. Full Story

Annie shows her work

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 30, 2019 21:07:35 January 30, 2019 21:07:35
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Anne Hathaway covers the new issue of PEOPLE as part of her promotion for Serenity which Sarah reviewed earlier this week and in a f-cked up way, it might actually be kind of her favourite movie of year? That might be hyperbole but she didn’t hate it, not at all. Full Story

Tech is either saving or killing movies

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 28, 2018 20:50:28 November 28, 2018 20:50:28

Depending on who you talk to, tech companies investing in and/or partnering with film companies is either the end of cinema as we know it or the savior of the mid-budget movie. We still haven’t decided whether or not something shown on Netflix qualifies as a movie, so of course we have no consensus on what the invasion of Big Data means for cinema. Full Story

Taylor’s big decisions 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 31, 2018 20:39:09 October 31, 2018 20:39:09
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Taylor Swift is currently on tour in Australia. Which is why she voted early. Yesterday Taylor posted her third election message on Instagram. The first time, she identified her preferred candidates and criticised the candidate she would not be voting for. The second time she PSA’ed about early voting. Full Story

Wonder Woman 2020

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 23, 2018 14:09:50 October 23, 2018 14:09:50
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Today in “But we might not live that long!” news, Wonder Woman 1984 has been kicked back seven months, from November 1, 2019 to June 5, 2020. The shuffle comes as Warner Brothers dropped Mark Wahlberg’s Six Billion Dollar Man from their slate (that beleaguered film was acquired last year in the Weinstein fire sale and has been stuck in development hell for like twenty years). Full Story

Bryan Singer’s preemptive strike

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 17, 2018 14:26:08 October 17, 2018 14:26:08
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Last year Bryan Singer’s name emerged from the Hollywood Predator Advent Calendar when he was sued for allegedly assaulting a minor. Many of us were not surprised, having expected something from that quarter as soon as the scandal moved past Harvey Weinstein and into deeper, industry-wide waters. Full Story

Shonda brags

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at October 16, 2018 20:05:39 October 16, 2018 20:05:39
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Shonda Rhimes is great at bragging. Shonda brags like she writes: confidently, bravely and exceptionally well. When Shonda brags, I cheer. I love when she declares that her “pen has power Full Story