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Wednesday
May 02 2018

Reason No "355"to Love Jessica Chastain

by Nathaniel R

If the future really is female as protest signs and t-shirts so often prophesy,the movies are going to be getting sooo good.This just in: Jessica Chastain's production company Freckle Films is mountinga film called 355which is a spy thriller based on an idea by and starring Chastain herself.Her co-stars will be Marion Cotillard,Penelope Cruz,Fan Bingbing,and Lupita Nyong'o.Excuse us while we faint...

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Sunday
Feb 18 2018

Podcast: Black Panther (plus underseen gems)

WithNathanielnow ensconced innew digs,the podcast can resume.Up first a mini-podcast on Ryan Coogler and Marvel'sBlack Pantherblockbuster withNick DavisandKatey Rich.It's paired with a "deleted scene"from the last podcast as Nick, special guestTeo Bugbeeand Nathaniel discuss favorites that were never really in the awards conversation but we hope people will find on streaming including super-hero adjacentProfessor Marston and the Wonder Women.

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.Continue the conversations in the comments,won't you?

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Tuesday
Jan 30 2018

Red Carpet Lineup: Glorious "Royal Attire"at Black Panther's Premiere

by Nathaniel R

Daniel Kaluuya,Lupita Nyong'o,Angela Bassett,Chadwick Boseman

It's only January and 2018 has already seen the finest movie premiere red carpet of the year.We're getting started early with the superlatives,apparently.TheBlack Pantherguests were asked to come with "royal attire"in mind and even the carpet had royalty in mind with its purple hue...

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Tuesday
Jan 23 2018

Best Dressed at SAG

by Nathaniel R

Marvel at this feat of fashion engineering.Somehow the 16 actors (+ god knows how many stylists) got together and took the titleThis is Usto heart and made it work.Everythingwas gorgeously coordinated and complimentary though not samey samey.From the royal blue throughline of the gowns to small color accents on the tuxes to the peppering of earth tones,purples,blacks,and golds to keep it vibrant and versatile.The more you look the more cohesive and beautiful it becomes.Bow down.Okay now on to the gowns...

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Friday
Nov 10 2017

When Meryl Met Anna...and Other Stories

SalonSandra Bullock to play Texas senator Wendy Davis,who famously filibustered an anti-abortion bill for 12 hours.Oscar #2?
Varietyinterviews actor/playwright Tracy Letts who is really having a good year you must admit.Lady Birdis a hit in theaters and his new play just opened in Chicago
Hollywood Reporterhas a good interview with Steven Soderbergh
InstagramLupita Nyong'o loves her natural hair and is upset with a magazine for airbrushing it away
VarietyReplacing Kevin Spacey inAll the Money in the Worldis going to cost at least 2.5 million
MNPPDo Dump or Marry: Thor Ragnarok edition

Stage
Deadlinethis is a surprise the Tony Awards have declared the recent production of "1984"ineligible for prizes.They have not stated why exactly.
Playbillreviews are in for Broadway's new musicalThe Band's Visit,based on the Ronit Elkabetz film of the same name if you remember that one
Theater Maniaphotos of Kelli O'Hara and Patrick Wilson rehearsing forBrigadoon.Hope it's swoon-worthy
PlaybillJake Shears (of Scissor Sisters fame) joiningKinky Bootson Broadway next year.Damn,I guess I'll have to see it a third time

Harassment Epidemic Updates
AV Clubon Hollywood's long overdue moral reckoning
New YorkerEmily Nussbaum has a terrific piece on Louis CK's comedy through the lens of recent allegations
New York TimesLouis CK has confessed to the claims against him "These stories are true"
MediumActor Anthony Edwards has come forward to say he was molested by a producer when he was underage
GuardianEllen Page has detailed homophobic remarks director Brett Rattner made to her during the production ofX-Men: Last Stand
Washington Postshowing their utter depravity GOP officials are now citing the bible to justify Roy Moore's sexual assault on an underage girl.And just think,last month they were slamming Hollywood for its depravity with Harvey Weinstein.

Oscar Campaigns Heat Up
Awards DailyGal Gadot (Wonder Woman) to receive Rising Star award at Palm Springs
VarietyWillem Dafoe (The Florida Project) to receive Vanguard award at Santa Barbara

And cheeky Meryl Streep met with Anna Wintour (who she sent up in her Oscar worthy work inDevil Wears Prada) to promote her new star vehicleThe Post

Monday
Oct 16 2017

Another Badass "Black Panther" Trailer!

Chrishere.Okay guys,hear me out: Marvel is getting good again?Aside from business-as-usual as the Avengers arc closes,the superhero house will give us Cate Blanchett in drag forThor,Pfeiffer in theAnt-Mansequel,and of course the most eagerly anticipated: Ryan Coogler'sBlack Panther.

Excuse me while I pick my eyeballs off of the floor.The goods on what Coogler has created keep getting better and better,and a brand new trailer has yours truly at a fever pitch.The amount of set pieces and plot threads already at play in this trailer suggest that itmightbe another bloated actioner,but there are genuine thrills everywhere,all the more rapturous for the film's existence in our current political atmosphere.Chadwick Boseman may be our star,but its most exciting element might be its celebration of black women - let's all geek out over Danai Gurira's Okoye.

This (paired withWonder Woman) feels like the first time in quite a long while that superheroes are actually awe-inspiring on a deeper level.It pays to have an identity all your own and not retread on the diminishing returns of other retreads.It's going to be a long four months waiting for this one.

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