Get your Knives Out

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 15, 2019 17:54:45 November 15, 2019 17:54:45
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Knives Out premiered last night, and that extremely good cast showed up, looking extremely good. I am missing Lakeith Stanfield, an underrated hottie, but check out Chris Evans in that winter white suit with the striped knit tie. I stared at this suit in close zoom for a long time, trying to determine if the pattern is just a tone-on-tone stripe or, gasp, CORDUROY, and after much staring and some googling, it is, yes, CORDUROY. Full Story

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Jodie & Joshua’s first red carpet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2019 14:45:41 November 15, 2019 14:45:41
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Queen & Slim premiered last night in Hollywood. The film is Melina Matsoukas’s feature film directorial debut, from a script written by Lena Waithe, starring Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith in her first lead role – and there’s been Oscar buzz about it for months, building on positive reaction out of select screenings since the summer. Full Story

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Renee Z through the years

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 13, 2019 20:35:06 November 13, 2019 20:35:06

Over the last couple of weeks, it’s been Charlize Theron in the spotlight, campaigning for Best Actress Oscar for her work in Bombshell as Megyn Kelly. There is another frontrunner, however, who is also an Oscar winner – that would be Renee Zellweger and I’m curious as to how she’s going to approach the next couple of months as we get closer and closer to Oscar nominations. Full Story

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Dear Gossips,

IndieWire reported late on Friday that Universal told the New York Film Critics that Cats wouldn’t be ready for review until mid-December. The NY Film Critics vote on their best films of the year on December 4 which means that, if this is indeed true, Cats will miss out on consideration – and perhaps not just by the film critics but also by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, as in the Golden Globes, as the deadline for Globes screenings is also December 4.  Read Full Intro

Last Christmas in London

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 12, 2019 16:49:36 November 12, 2019 16:49:36
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In the previous post about Charlie’s Angels, I posted about the movies that aren’t for critics but people love them anyway. Here’s another example – Independence Day, the original, from 1996 starring Will Smith. Critics weren’t into it. I regularly watch the sh-t out of that movie and I won’t apologise for loving it. Full Story

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Good Morning, Angels

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 12, 2019 15:45:00 November 12, 2019 15:45:00
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Charlie’s Angels opens this weekend and director Elizabeth Banks and stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska were in Hollywood last night for the premiere. At post time reviews for the film have not yet been released which, normally, is not a good sign. At the same time, I’m not sure this is a movie for critics. Full Story

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Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson in Doctor Sleep

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 8, 2019 19:25:03 November 8, 2019 19:25:03
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Doctor Sleep has an impossible task. It has to be a sequel to The Shining, the Stephen King story, and it has to be a sequel to The Shining, the Stanley Kubrick film, widely regarded as one of the greatest horror movies ever made. It is totally possible to adapt a King novel, there is an entire cinematic cottage industry around adapting King’s works. Full Story