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Jan192014

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Vulgar Cinema "You're nothing to me until you're everything" strong piece on American Hustle
E! Why Emma Thompson won at (if not won the) SAG Awards
BDC Wire A satirical Bro ode to The Wolf of Wall Street. So much choice lingo.

Best. Picture. Of. The. Year, playa! This is a motion picture that is exploring new terrain, broseph"

Den of Geek "Why Jennifer Lawrence is Good for America"

Finally... I would like you to know that I can't stop staring at this picture. Since I didn't see the SAG Awards this year I can only imagine that Emma was quipping about Ewan McGregor backwards aging (seriously what is happening there?!)

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A face that can make me forget Fassy and Bale (for a few minutes).

January 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

i'm afraid i didn't like the "vulgar cinema" piece on "american hustle," not just because i disliked the movie but because much of the piece was beside the point. david o. russell's moviemaking process, what he views his purpose in making a movie are, whether he (artistically or lazily) repeats his camera angles from movie to movie, whether he is "intentionally" messy, all of these are extraneous factoids to justify a positive response. what matters for me is that, as i watched the movie, i slowly began to sense a fundamental hypocrisy at work. in the guise of being about american corruption, it arises out of the same corruption and, through its success in getting us to pay money to watch its hungry young stars, aids and abets the corruption. its messiness isn't an academic exercise, it is merely more of the same mercenary cultural tackiness that defines american culture today, with the stardom of jennifer lawrence as its enabler. and without the hype of stardom, "ah" is a major bore to boot.

January 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterxander

Ewan McGregor = The most handsome actor ever.

January 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTyler

ewan's beauty is pretty devastating in that picture. wouldn't it be great if he turned out to be something ageless, like a vampire?

January 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterxander

I've had dream dates that look like this picture. In my fantasy, Emma usually stays for dinner, then excuses herself...

January 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTom M

Vulgar was Cate's gesture at the SAG awards.

January 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Ewan and Jared Leto are vampires or Dorian Gray

January 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterfrench girl

Wow. Have to sees that clip. Emma is stunning in that pic. How about the two of them in a film together?

January 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMikey67

"Anyway, to top it all off, Brother Leo bags a choice slampiece: enter Margot Robbie. Mah gawd. Her flow is timeless. Kid, why can’t we meet girls like this on Tinder?"

haha!

January 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnuj

This was the best part of the SAG. I cracked up when Emma asked if the music was available on CD

January 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterth

Xander, you make great original points about AH and its ability to leave a very bad taste in your mouth. There's a creeping cynicism in Russell's messy approach that really offends, as if he's above basic tenets of good filmmaking.

January 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

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