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Friday, December 8, 2017

Dear Gossips,

The American Film Institute (AFI) released its Top 10 of 2017 yesterday. We’ll discuss some of the entries through the day but in this space I want to once again spotlight The Big Sick, co-written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon and, by alphabetical order, the first title to be named.  Read Full Intro

RPattz goes for it

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 8, 2017 18:40:15 December 8, 2017 18:40:15
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Robert Pattinson gave his best performance to date this year in Good Time. He’s gotten a Gotham Award nomination for it, and an Independent Spirit Award nod, too. People have noticed him doing Good Work this year (he also gave a solid performance in James Grey’s Lost City of Z). Full Story

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Jurassic World 2: Cruise Control

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 8, 2017 16:15:51 December 8, 2017 16:15:51
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In 2015, Jurassic World made a billion dollars, so a sequel was inevitable. And now we have the first trailer for that sequel, which is officially titled Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but if you’re not getting Speed 2: Cruise Control vibes from this, then you have never seen Speed 2: Cruise Control. Full Story

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Wonder Woman holds it down

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 8, 2017 15:50:43 December 8, 2017 15:50:43
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As Sarah just wrote in the previous post about all the angst going on at DC after Justice League underwhelmed critically and commercially. Underwhelmed, I think, is a generous way to put it. This was the first movie in which all of their superheroes were gathered together, their answer to the Avengers. Full Story

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The DC holiday shuffle

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 8, 2017 15:03:37 December 8, 2017 15:03:37
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It was inevitable, and like clockwork, it arrived just before the holidays, when Warner Brothers likes to do their firing: an executive shuffle at DC Films. Jon Berg, who was co-president of production and oversaw DC, is exiting his executive role to become an on-the-lot producer. Apparently, he started talking up his desire to be a full-time producer six months ago. Full Story

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Charlie & Garrett

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 8, 2017 14:46:34 December 8, 2017 14:46:34
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A quick picture post to start the day… Charlie Hunnam was photographed yesterday with cash spilling out of his wallet after having lunch with a friend. Sarah always makes fun of Canadian money (and Canadians get huffy at her, which always makes me laugh) when she’s here because of all the different colours we use. Full Story

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Kristen Stewart, future Angel? 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at December 7, 2017 20:14:51 December 7, 2017 20:14:51
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This is my favourite ice breaker question: what are the movies you always watch if you flip past them on cable TV? It’s very telling. This question is going to be outdated soon. I still have cable. Many of my friends no longer have cable. For now, my friend Manny and I talk about our favourite movie re-runs all the time. Full Story

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The 100 Club

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 7, 2017 17:57:16 December 7, 2017 17:57:16
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That’s what they’re called now, it is known. They are the three women directing $100 million-plus movies for Disney: Ava DuVernay, Niki Caro, and Anna Boden. DuVernay, of course, is directing A Wrinkle In Time, due in the spring. Full Story

Kate Winslet can’t save Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 7, 2017 15:35:43 December 7, 2017 15:35:43
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Woody Allen’s latest film, Wonder Wheel, is the sixteenth “wonder” movie of the year, and it has everything you’ve come to expect from a Woody Allen film: New York locations, relationships complicated by suppressed misery, uncomfortable dialogue about an uncomfortable father/daughter relationship, and a legendary actress going for broke in a leading role. Full Story

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Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 6, 2017 21:33:27 December 6, 2017 21:33:27
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Set during the pre-Watergate Nixon administration, The Post follows the Washington Post back when it was considered a “local paper”. The New York Times is the paper of record, but the Post is under the control of Kay Graham, whose father left the family publishing empire to her husband, who later died by suicide. Full Story

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