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Friday, July 20, 2018

Dear Gossips,

It’s been exactly three weeks since Drake released Scorpion. So it’s not surprising that Drake has the #1 song on the Hot 100 and the streaming charts. What is surprising is which song it is: "In My Feelings".  Read Full Intro

Denzel Washington in The Equalizer 2

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 20, 2018 19:39:26 July 20, 2018 19:39:26
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Spoilers   Denzel Washington returns as Robert McCall, a mysterious former government operative who has retired and is now driving for Lyft. The beginning of The Equalizer 2 is just McCall driving around, eavesdropping on his riders and using his Murder Skills to help people out. He travels to Turkey to rescue a kid caught in the middle of an ugly custody battle, then he wipes out a gaggle of Chads for assaulting their co-worker (v. Full Story

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Lin-Manuel Miranda has resurrected Movie Musicals

Duana Posted by Duana at July 20, 2018 18:03:27 July 20, 2018 18:03:27
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“The sound you are hearing is not a technical problem. It is not a musical cue. It is not a joke. It is the sound of one man's mounting anxiety. I... am that man.” Okay, you’d have to be under a rock not to know Lin-Manuel Miranda’s voice and cadence even if you’ve never seen a minute of him onstage – so read the above line in his voice. Full Story

Hot Pennywise at Comic-Con

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 20, 2018 15:19:34 July 20, 2018 15:19:34
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Bill Skarsgard, aka Hot Pennywise, brought his particular brand of creepy-hot to Comic-Con yesterday to promote Assassination Nation. Here he is, tall and handsome, not dressed like a murdering demon clown, with those ludicrous cheekbones everywhere. Full Story

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Taylor Swift: Cats   

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 20, 2018 14:13:48 July 20, 2018 14:13:48
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I’m trying to remember if I’ve seen Cats. I don’t think I have. If I ever did it was on a school field trip when I was a kid and I used to always fall asleep on field trips because I stayed up too late the night before watching Chinese soap operas. The only song I know from Cats is probably “Memory”. Full Story

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is the summer fling of 2018

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 19, 2018 14:22:30 July 19, 2018 14:22:30
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I have not seen Mamma Mia! and I don’t know enough ABBA to make a go of it at karaoke, and I hate musicals, so Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again had a lot of ground to make up with me. I sat through the whole movie, and I only wanted to puncture my eardrums once, so it did make up most of that ground. Full Story

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Boy vs. Boy

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 18, 2018 20:21:44 July 18, 2018 20:21:44

Joel Edgerton forever separated himself from being confused with Sam Worthington when it turned out he’s a good filmmaker with his debut feature film, The Gift. Now he’s following up that quasi-exploitation horror flick with Boy Erased, which he adapted from Garrard Conley’s memoir about being sent to gay conversion camp. Full Story

Dork Storm 2018: The Dorkening

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 18, 2018 17:18:35 July 18, 2018 17:18:35

After years of pop cultural dominance, we’re adjusting to a new reality: Comic-Con is no longer a major industry event. Oh, the magazines still feature glossy previews and there are parties and “activations” galore, but at this point Comic-Con is a thing because we say it’s a thing, not because it’s actually driving a cultural moment. Full Story

The Notorious RBG

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 18, 2018 15:16:30 July 18, 2018 15:16:30

One of the summer box office superstars this year isn’t a comic book movie or a dinosaur catastrophe or a cartoon. It’s a documentary, specifically, RBG, a documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. RBG has been rocking the specialty box office, one of the best arthouse performers of the summer, undoubtedly in part due to our desperate need of actual, principled leaders and leadership. Full Story