Lupita Nyong’o in a zom-com

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 18, 2019 19:29:26 October 18, 2019 19:29:26
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Five years after the apogee of zombies in pop culture, Little Monsters arrives from Australia, a zombie comedy (zom-com) with little in the way of either zombies or comedy. Lupita Nyong’o does what she can with her natural luminous presence, but she cannot rescue an entire movie from the doldrums solely on the power of her ukulele cover of “Shake It Off” Full Story

Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson: Farts and Loneliness in The Lighthouse

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 18, 2019 17:56:21 October 18, 2019 17:56:21
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I saw The Lighthouse at TIFF, and five weeks later, I am still not sure I actually like this film. I admire it, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it, but did I enjoy it? Does enjoyment even matter when a film is so specifically evocative and provoking? “Like” is too small a concept for a film as extravagantly strange as The Lighthouse. Full Story

Paul Dano > Jonah Hill

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 17, 2019 19:34:40 October 17, 2019 19:34:40
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There was a report circulating for the last month that Jonah Hill was in talks for a villainous role in The Batman, with everyone guessing who he could be playing and how much he would get paid (the Penguin and $10 million were betting favorites). Full Story

The Addams Family doesn’t understand Wednesday 

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 16, 2019 19:00:36 October 16, 2019 19:00:36
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The latest cinematic outing for the first family of weird is the animated The Addams Family, an attempt to rebrand the Addamses for the new millennium, or possibly just an exercise in brand management, as the whole thing feels like it exists solely to renew an IP license. The Addams Family is from directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, who were previously accused of treating their Sausage Party Full Story

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Jungle Cruise is just The Mummy (the good one)

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 15, 2019 19:02:50 October 15, 2019 19:02:50
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The first trailer for Jungle Cruise, starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson, has arrived and I do not have time for this half-dressed bullsh-t, do not try to fool me, I know The Mummy (the good one) when I see it. This is just The Mummy (the good one) dressed up for the jungle instead of the desert. Full Story

Dolittle’s majestic racist dog

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 15, 2019 18:05:55 October 15, 2019 18:05:55
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Despite being one of the world’s biggest movie stars, outside of Marvel, Robert Downey. Jr. hasn’t had a lot of luck. His cold streak does not look set to end any time soon as his first post-Endgame role is playing Dr. Dolittle in a movie called, simply, Dolittle. There is a growing air of tragedy here as rebooting Dr. Full Story

Day drink with Charlie’s Angels

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 11, 2019 16:48:30 October 11, 2019 16:48:30
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When the first trailer for Elizabeth Banks’s reboot (of a reboot) of Charlie’s Angels was released, I said, “I hope the next one gives us more of the Angels interacting.” Well guess what? It does! A new trailer has arrived and it focuses more on the trio of new Angels just hanging around, being lady spies and day drinking. Full Story

Succession is our Best Boy

Maria Posted by Maria at October 11, 2019 16:12:08 October 11, 2019 16:12:08
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Succession is our best boy, but it’s also a revolting little worm, a Tomlette (made by breaking a few Greggs), and French baguette upside the head. There is no doubt that Succession is our collective Game of Thrones rebound – just as that show was falling apart, Succession was there to pick up the pieces of slow-burn storytelling, GIF-able reaction shots and tyrannical empire building. Full Story

Scarjo, Adam, and Laura Dern: primed for award season

Joanna Posted by Joanna at October 9, 2019 19:54:39 October 9, 2019 19:54:39
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Scarlett Johansson got stuck in traffic on her way to the New York Film Festival press conference for Marriage Story the other day but her seven minute absence only bolstered the crowd's enthusiastic appreciation for the film, and her performance. Her sweet hug with co-star Alan Alda right after she arrived did not hurt either. Full Story

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A Spendy Christmas Carol

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 9, 2019 12:57:10 October 9, 2019 12:57:10
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Apple TV+ has not yet launched, but they are the winners of a bidding war over a musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol, starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell. The exact number is not known, but when have we ever heard a reasonable number for a streaming deal? They probably paid nine figures for this, I'm gonna say, mess. Full Story