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Book Club: The middle-aged rom-com we need

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 25, 2018 19:34:11 May 25, 2018 19:34:11

Based on its trailer, Book Club looks like a fake movie from an SNL sketch. It’s four women of a certain age reconnecting with their sexuality and romantic lives thanks to the power of Fifty Shades of Grey, which in itself seems like a joke, as Fifty Shades is years past its cultural relevance. Full Story

Solo isn’t bad, it’s also not necessary

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 25, 2018 19:07:13 May 25, 2018 19:07:13
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After all the behind-the-scenes drama and production strife, Solo: A Star Wars Story turned out okay. Better than okay—parts of it are really good. Unlike Rogue One, which bears the Frankensteinian scars of a multiple-director vision, Solo is cohesive from beginning to end, tonally and narratively consistent. Full Story

“The Most Anticipated Wedding of the Year”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 23, 2018 17:14:56 May 23, 2018 17:14:56
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This post is not about that royal wedding. It’s about another wedding. And I don’t mean Princess Eugenie. It’s the “most anticipated wedding of the year” – and I missed it when I was buried in wedding week. What?  Only a new trailer for Crazy Rich Asians!?!? You missed it too, didn’t you?  I don’t see much coverage of it still and I’ve only seen it on Kevin Kwan’s Instagram. Full Story

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Ryan Reynolds and Michael Bay team up

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 23, 2018 16:14:42 May 23, 2018 16:14:42
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Today in Movie Theaters Are Dying news, it’s been announced that Ryan Reynolds and Michael Bay will make a movie for Netflix. It’s called Six Underground, and Bay will direct and Reynolds will star, and it comes from Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. It’s an original action movie and a potential franchise, which means that Bright didn’t break anyone’s spirit at Netflix if they’re willing to try their luck again on an original concept. Full Story

Johnny Depp wears his hat

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 22, 2018 19:54:42 May 22, 2018 19:54:42
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You know what tomorrow is? Two years ago tomorrow, Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp. That same day, Johnny was at the premiere of Alice Through the Looking Glass. It would be another two days before the news became public. And two days after that, Amber went to court to get a restraining order, alleging that he abused her. Full Story

Mr. Wick will be seeing Halle Berry

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 22, 2018 19:31:36 May 22, 2018 19:31:36
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John Wick 3 is filming right now, because there is still some good in the world. The movie is still adding to the cast, and yesterday they announced Halle Berry will be joining up as “Sofia”,  a character we know nothing about except that she maybe isn’t a villain. Full Story

Jake G finally goes comic book

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 22, 2018 15:31:38 May 22, 2018 15:31:38
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Jake Gyllenhaal’s name has circled superhero movies since the dawn of time. Way back when Spider-Man was new to the big screen, and Tobey Maguire got into a negotiation spat with producers, Gyllenhaal was reportedly tipped to take over as Peter Parker Full Story

Deadpool stagnates

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 22, 2018 13:36:45 May 22, 2018 13:36:45
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Going into the weekend, the projection for Deadpool 2 was $130-150 million. The estimate for its opening weekend, though, is a below-expectations $125 million. Now, that’s hardly a failure. That’s a nice number for anyone, and the Deadpool movies are lower cost than other superhero extravaganzas, so it will certainly make Fox money. Full Story

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Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 22, 2018 13:18:15 May 22, 2018 13:18:15

Deadpool 2 picks up sometime after Deadpool, with Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds, this time not only the star and producer but also a credited writer, alongside Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick) now a working mercenary, taking out criminals around the world. Full Story