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ScarJo kinda cleans up her mess

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 16, 2018 16:21:51 July 16, 2018 16:21:51
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A couple weeks ago Lainey wrote about Scarlett Johansson’s legendarily awful response to criticism after she was cast as transman Dante “Tex” Gill in the biopic Rub & Tug. Please revisit Full Story

Dwayne Johnson in Skyscraper

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 13, 2018 20:06:55 July 13, 2018 20:06:55
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Dwayne Johnson reteams with his Central Intelligence director, Rawson Marshall Thurber, for a disaster movie set in a very tall building that is equal parts Die Hard and The Towering Inferno. You would think a movie that stars The Rock and is equal parts Die Hard and The Towering Inferno would be, at the very least, dumb fun, but Skyscraper is oddly dull. Full Story

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Black Widow has a director

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 13, 2018 16:25:24 July 13, 2018 16:25:24

Earlier this year we learned Marvel (finally) greenlit a Black Widow movie, and now that movie has a director: Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland. Scarlett Johansson apparently backed Shortland because she liked Shortland’s 2012 movie, Lore. Full Story

Tom’s good reviews

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 13, 2018 15:41:55 July 13, 2018 15:41:55
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Tom Cruise led the cast of Mission: Impossible – Fallout in Paris yesterday for the world premiere, kicking off what will most likely be a whirlwind press tour before the movie opens in two weeks. That’s what Tom is known for: stunts. All kinds of stunts. Death-defying, injury-inducing movie stunts and also crazy travel promotional stunts. Full Story

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Sorry to Bother You review

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 13, 2018 13:51:21 July 13, 2018 13:51:21
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Coming out of Sundance, Boots Riley’s debut film, Sorry to Bother You, was hailed as “the next Get Out”, and it’s not hard to understand the comparison. Like Get Out, Sorry announces the arrival of a major new filmmaker, and like Get Out, it is (partly) about how America exploits its black citizens, particularly how it exploits black excellence, and specifically how that exploitation exists to maintain a white supremacist status quo. Full Story

More Fancy Historical Treachery

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 12, 2018 17:15:35 July 12, 2018 17:15:35
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Earlier this week we saw the first trailer for The Favourite, about the gossip and drama of Queen Anne’s court at the beginning of the eighteenth century. Now we’re going even further back to another era of feminine power in England and the literally backstabby court of Elizabeth I. Full Story

Oscar and Olivia make you cry 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at July 11, 2018 19:32:19 July 11, 2018 19:32:19

They had me at, “When I ask you out it’s gonna be the most important moment of my life.” From that moment in the Life Itself trailer onward, I was a mess. The point of the Life Itself trailer is to make you cry. Making people cry – me, especially –seems to be Dan Fogelman’s mission in life. Full Story

One out of two Jokers happening

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 11, 2018 19:14:31 July 11, 2018 19:14:31

Almost a year ago, we heard that Warner Brothers and DC Films were developing a Joker origin movie with director Todd Phillips and maybe producer Martin Scorsese. No, not the Joker/Harley Quinn spin-off Full Story

Jeremy Renner doubles down

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 10, 2018 17:38:23 July 10, 2018 17:38:23
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Jeremy Renner sat out Avengers: Infinity War, but he’ll be back in Avengers 4, presumably his last stop on the Avengers train, unless he sticks around for that Black Widow movie that doesn’t need him at all. (Maybe whatever space magic bullsh*t they deploy to fix The Dustening can be used to reboot Hawkeye as an interesting character. Full Story

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Lando returns

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 10, 2018 16:40:11 July 10, 2018 16:40:11
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With the new Star Wars Episodes bringing back original trilogy characters—and steadily killing them off—it was only a matter of time until they called on the smoothest dude in the galaxy far, far away and brought back OG Lando Calrissian. THR is reporting that Billy Dee Williams is returning for Episode IX, presumably to be killed off and thus close the circle on the original trilogy. Full Story