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Feb 07 2019

Would you rather?

Time for another round of our silly celebrity gawking.Your response is requested in the comments.WOULD YOU RATHER...

...see Paris with Céline Dion?
...get your nails did with Busy Phillips?
...reminisce about your very first job with Charlize Theron?
...feel anxious with Topher Grace?
...touch John Boyega's lips with Daisy Ridley?
...hit the slopes with Olivia Munn?
...go to a photo exhibit with Agnes Varda?
...enjoy a waterfall with Zac Efron and his brother?
...visit Madame Tussaud's with Priyanka Chopra?
...learn to cook with Mary Steenburgen?
...or reunite with the cast ofMy Best Friend's Wedding?

Pictures are after the jump to help you decide

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May 17 2018

Review: "Book Club"

byChris Feil

2018 summer superhero movie season has peaked,now with the arrival of its definitive chapter:Book Club,where Diane Keaton,Jane Fonda,Candice Bergen,and Mary Steenburgen readFifty Shades of Greyand reclaim the romance in their lives.Think they can't handle not one but a slew of Thanoses?Well,consider that they are also teaming up with four Oscars,亚博主页six Emmys,twelve Golden Globes,and several cases of pinot grigio.

Steenburgen is the entrepreneurial straight shooter Carol,the one most in tuned to her own needs but perhaps not to others'.As Sharon,Candice Bergen battles her timid seriousness against the need for a new beginning.Fonda's Vivian is the group individualist,drinking rosé when the rest prefer white,hating everyone else's favorite book selections.And Diane Keaton as...Diane (it's really something to see Diane Keaton do Diane Keaton drag) is the guarded one,initially seeming to be the least distinct character but ultimately reveals a woman burying much of what she thinks and feels.

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Mar 12 2018

Yes No Maybe So: "Book Club"

by Nathaniel R

First things first: how utterly fabulous does Jane Fonda look in the trailer for Book Club?She's 80 (!!!) Don Johnson isn't even 70 year but he should be so lucky.She looks great as a ginger.

Now that the mandatory Jane worship is out of the way (I just sawKluteagain -which is a renewal of breathless fandom for her gifts every time),let's break down the trailer for this romantic comedy of sorts about four golden girls who aren't willing to stop living and are dating again.Whilst they read books?We're really not sure how the books fit into it to be honest.Neither is the trailer...

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Aug 22 2017

would you rather...?

Time for another silly 'let's fantasize about hanging out with celebrities' game.Would you rather...

• visit South Africa with two of its most famous exports Charlize Theron and Trevor Noah?
• cheer Ashley Judd's cat on as it fully recovers from a near fatal attack?
• do goat yoga (there are so many kinds of yoga!) with Marisa Tomei?
• watch the eclipse with Diane Keaton,Candice Bergen,Jane Fonda,and Mary Steenburgen?
• bask in the afterglow with Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally?
• mother kittens with Kristin Bauer?
• hang in Brooklyn in your pjs with Anna Kendrick?
• wish John Stamos a happy birthday suit?

pictures after the jump to help you decide.

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Jul 20 2014

"Otherwise it goes in the pile"

Mary Steenburgen is always the boss of you.

(Great Moments in Screen Bitchery #1051: Mary Steenburgen inThe Help)

Jun 16 2014

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click to embiggenBacklotson "the happiest marriage in Hollywood"William Haines and Jimmy Shields from the golden age
Coming Soonfirst image & poster fromDracula Untoldstarring Luke Evans which opens in October.(I always giggle when "untold"is used in titles or taglines for characters that every man woman and child has heard of.
Buzzfeedgreat article on Nicholas Sparks,The Notebook,and melodrama
VF HollywoodMary Steenburgen on joiningOrange is the New Blackfor Season 3 (I think she removed this tweet because I can't find it)
Jezebelis the Justice League movie really only going to have one female character?
The Film StageThat's "Sir"Daniel Day-Lewis to you
Guardianinteresting read on how social media killed the official websites for new movies
Coming SoonFrank Grillo optimistic about returning inCaptain America 3despite being kind of burned alive inWinter Soldier
VarietyAdrien Brody and John Cusack joining Jackie Chan inDragon Blade,one of the most expensive Chinese movies ever.They do know those two Americans aren't box office draws,right?

Captain vs.Legos
You know how I was all excited aboutCaptain America: The Winter Soldier(which I love and saw again this weekend on a whim)becoming the #1 of the year last week?Well,it's already been replaced asThe Lego Moviereclaimed the title the same weekend it debuted on DVD.Only $4,000 separate their grosses - ha!That's what you call a photo finish.The good captain isn't on DVD until September but he's also only in about 200 theaters and could easily lose the rest of them next weekend.Not that any of this matters sinceHunger Games: Mockingjay Pt 1andGrace of Mona-(kidding!) have yet to arrive and will easily surpass them.

What is Valka's purpose in How To Train Your Dragon 2?

Today's Must Read
Tasha Robinson at The Dissolve on "Losing Strong Female Characters to the Trinity Syndrome".Why is it that even when filmmakers care enough to craft and introduce a fascinating female hero,they always abandon,undermine or reduce her by the third act?Two current examples are dissected: Valka (Cate Blanchett) inHow To Train Your Dragon 2who gets the whole second act (but for what purpose?) and Rita (Emily Blunt) inEdge of Tomorrow