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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

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

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

Robert Pattinson: Millennial Batman 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 17, 2019 14:15:20 May 17, 2019 14:15:20

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

Robert Pattinson is our new Batman

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 17, 2019 13:45:51 May 17, 2019 13:45:51
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We knew that Ben Affleck was done, and Batfleck was no more. Now, we know that the next actor in line for Batman is none other than Robert Pattinson. It was a real record-scratch moment when the news broke, but frankly, it’s no stranger than when Heath Ledger was announced as the new Joker. Full Story

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Dear Gossips,

I saw a film last weekend that I can’t stop thinking or talking about, even though it made me uncomfortable, especially since it made me uncomfortable – and on so many levels.  The Grizzlies, based on a true story, is about the determination and resilience of a group of Inuit youth in Kugluktuk, a remote Northern community with one of the highest teen suicide rates in North America, who come together to play lacrosse.  Read Full Intro

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Dear Gossips,

It was great to see Selena Gomez on the Cannes red carpet last night, on opening night, as a member of the cast of The Dead Don’t Die, by Jim Jarmusch. Selena, as we know, has pulled back from the public eye over the last year to focus on her physical and mental health.  Read Full Intro

This is not a romantic movie

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 15, 2019 17:22:44 May 15, 2019 17:22:44
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Lainey emailed me yesterday after she clicked on something that said, “Florence Pugh breakup movie”, only it turned out to be the new trailer for Midsommar, Ari Aster’s follow-up to Hereditary. Lainey does not handle horror well, so I think she might be scarred for life now. The first trailer gave us a better look at Aster’s new tale, which revolves around some kind of cult camp Full Story

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Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 3 - the Best John Wick of them all

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 14, 2019 19:18:58 May 14, 2019 19:18:58
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In the midst of superhero dominance at the cinema, Keanu Reeves and his stunt pals Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, along with screenwriter Derek Kolstad, launched an original action franchise based on a simple premise: Watching Keanu Reeves fight people is cool, we’ll do that for two hours. John Wick: Chapter 3 (still not acknowledging the subtitle, yes, I know what it means, no, I don’t care, it’s still dumb) is the latest entry into the series, and it is, objectively, DOPE AS F-CK. Full Story

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