Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Downhill

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 19, 2020 19:55:54 February 19, 2020 19:55:54
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Poor Downhill. If ever there was an example of the dangers of remaking a nearly perfect foreign-language film into English, it is the case of Downhill. Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure is a pitch-black comedy that is almost pure drama, about a family that crumbles when faced with a staggering act of cowardice. Full Story

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Matt Damon’s mullet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 19, 2020 16:28:04 February 19, 2020 16:28:04
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As noted in the previous post, Ben Affleck is currently promoting The Way Back. When that’s done, he’ll likely return to production on The Last Duel, alongside Matt Damon. It’s scheduled to be released at Christmas which is ambitious. Because Christmas movies are either for the box office or for the Oscars. Full Story

Ben Affleck comes back with a comeback movie

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 19, 2020 15:09:44 February 19, 2020 15:09:44
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Ben Affleck’s new film, The Way Back, comes out in a month. He plays a former high school basketball player who’s lost everything to addiction and is finding his “way back” by coaching the team from his alma mater. Obviously he knows something about his character, Jack Cunningham. Full Story

Parasite’s good vibes continue

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 18, 2020 20:24:01 February 18, 2020 20:24:01
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No matter how 2020 turns out, this year did something right when Parasite won Best Picture, among other awards, at the Oscars. Parasite’s Oscar wins are the good vibes we need, and the good vibes keep going as Parasite is extending its hit theatrical run in the wake of its victory. Every year someone inevitably asks if the Oscars even matter, and the answer is always yes, because the Oscars have a demonstrable effect on box office. Full Story

Taika never stops

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 18, 2020 17:43:55 February 18, 2020 17:43:55

Taika Waititi, fresh off an Oscar win and with two (2) film projects on the go at the same time, has every excuse to slow down. And yet, he does not. Taika never stops. With Next Goal Wins due out later this year, and Thor: Love and Thunder set for production in the same frame, Taika has signed on to produce a series for Showtime for which he will also direct some episodes. Full Story

Did you love PS I Still Love You? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 18, 2020 16:17:52 February 18, 2020 16:17:52

What qualifies as a good rom-com? Well, for starters, you need to care about your central character – that’s a basic, right? (This, by the way, was my central problem with Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl. I was never invested in Serena like I was in Blair. Because, as Duana clocked right from go, Serena never really WANTED anything. Full Story

Friday, February 14, 2020

Dear Gossips,

Kathleen came over last night and we finally watched PS I Still Love You. It’s a good thing it’s on Netflix and not in theatres because the amount of squealing that was happening, mostly on her part, would have been a nuisance for people, even in an environment that’s rom-com friendly.  Read Full Intro

What did James Marsden do to deserve Sonic?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 14, 2020 18:19:17 February 14, 2020 18:19:17

I emerge from the theater with but one question: What did James Marsden do to deserve starring in Sonic the Hedgehog? I have no other questions about Sonic the Hedgehog, it’s a movie made for children and their unformed brains. It is, at least, acceptable entertainment for children and their unformed brains. Full Story

Thank you, Twilight, for RBattz’s jawline

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 14, 2020 14:40:33 February 14, 2020 14:40:33

Matt Reeves’ The Batman started filming last month, and now Reeves has dropped a tease on the internet for the world to gawk at: the first look of Robert Pattinson in the new Batsuit. Pattinson has never been my preferred flavor of tea, but, um, he looks HOT in this suit. It’s the jawline, it is 100% his jawline in relation to the cowl. Full Story

Dev Patel can get it in every era

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 13, 2020 20:09:04 February 13, 2020 20:09:04
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Dev Patel can get it. It is known. What we have just learned, however, is that Dev Patel can get it in every era. This knowledge comes to us from the trailer for The Green Knight, a medieval fantasy epic by David Lowery, the director of A Ghost Story and Pete’s Dragon. The Green Knight is based on the Arthurian myth of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, which tells the story of Gawain the Good, King Arthur’s most loyal, chivalrous, courtly knight. Full Story

Taika, the Winner

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 13, 2020 18:11:54 February 13, 2020 18:11:54
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There were three joyous things about this awards season: 1) it was short. I know this was hard on the nominees/participants, but for everyone else the brevity was a bonus; 2) Bong Joon-ho and Parasite are the feel-good entertainment story of the year. It’s so fun and wonderful when the Best Picture actually is the best picture, and when someone as kind and thoughtful as Bong is rewarded; and 3) there was lots and lots Taika Waititi. Full Story