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Me Says a gushing fan moment with Cate Blanchett. Adorable
Gold Derby rumor: David O. Russell's Joy will compete as a drama at the Golden Globes. That makes Best Actress Comedy or Musical a race between (if they campaign this way) hmmmm: Lily, Maggie, Blythe, Meryl, Sandy, Bel, Melissa and... wait, is that it? Elizabeth Banks?
Variety Suffragette's director Sarah Gavron will be honored with something called the "Juice Award" at Hamptons Fest. Sounds messy
AV Club Cinemax, perhaps emboldened by its success with The Knick, is clearly aiming for bigger original series now. They've picked up the rights to George R.R. Martin's werewolf noir Skin Trade
Empire yes, somehow there is going to be an Expendables 4. They will never end even though I've yet to meet anyone who thinks they come anywhere close to living up to their potential in concept! 

The Guardian profiles the Welsh foreign language film Oscar contender Under Milk Wood which stars Rhys Ifans. Yes, it's based on the same play that brought us the Liz Taylor movie
Twitter is Michelle Pfeiffer really making a movie with Keifer Sutherland named Kyra? If so, why? She has such weird unfortunate taste in projects/co-stars whenever she deigns to work
Empire so happy to report that Brie Larson is in demand enough at this point (5 plus projects on the way) that she's starting to get Jennifer Lawrence's sloppy seconds. She may take over the part in The Glass Castle which is a Destin Cretton project (Short Term 12 reunion - woot). This is very good news as she's a better actress and people, at least up to now, have not had the urge to cast her in roles for which she isn't well suited
Moviefone asks YA novelists to suggest YA novels they'd like to see on the screen. Have any of you read these?

For those of you who are enjoying or soon to enjoy Madonna's Rebel Heart tour you should consider buying Matthew Rettenmund's amazing Encylopedia Madonnica 20th Anniversary Edition. I am trying to read it slowly rather than bingeing it in one sitting (tempting if impossible). When I first met Matthew some years ago one of the first things I said to him is "Why wasn't there a sequel to Encyclopedia Madonnica?" which is one of my fav pop culture books. The 20th anniversary edition puts the original to shame. It is MASSIVE (597 pages in the limited edition) and features loads of rare photos as well as super fan art. One of my favorite things about the book is the nifty one word quotes from nearly 100 celebrities Rettenmund asked to describe Madonna in one word that are superimposed on the edges of pages here and there like colorful graffiti. That's typical of the OCD detail of the book.

Full disclosure: I am in the book as one of the twenty-fiveish (I think?) Mega-Fans who get spotlight profiles. 

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I guess you really won't ser Straight Outra Compton

October 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

I have a stalker here.

October 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

Good for Brie Larson. She really is a better actress than Lawrence so I hope she can make a better name for herself.

October 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

One would hope Amy Schumer could make it in Musical/comedy for Trainwreck!

October 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercoffeysr

COFFEYSR -- OH YEAH. lol. can't believe i forgot her.

October 12, 2015 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Yeah, I think Schumer should have a good shot. Huge hit, great reviews, and Schumer's been on a roll lately.

October 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBen

The Michelle Pfeiffer/Kiefer project also is rumoured to have Killer Films as the production company who were behind Still Alice and the upcoming Carol with Cate Blanchett so maybe not be as bad as you think.

October 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDave

I see Schumer winning.

October 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMARK

What's the Pfeiffer movie? The link is wrong goes to goldderby article about Joy.

October 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersummer

Not much is known about the Pfeiffer movie apart from it's called Kyra with Sutherland. CastingAbout tweeted that Susan Shopmaker was casting the feature and another site mentioned it's from Killer Films. Someone on IMDB said they received an email back saying it's a drama.

October 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDave

Thanks Dave.

October 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersummer

Can Brie Larson replace Jennifer Lawrence is all of her movies, please? The former is brilliant and the latter has to be the worst actor to win so many awards.

October 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Disagree with folks here. I think both Brie Larson and Jennifer Lawrence are good actresses and I hope they both have long careers as there's a place in movies for both of them. I think it's unfortunate that Lawrence got so much frenzied press and internet attention which naturally seems to bring out haters. If this kind of media existed in the early 80s, we would have seen similar conversations re Weaver vs Close, Streep, Sarandon, Davis, etc (but perhaps we did?). There doesn't seem to be same level of bashing against other similarly aged actresses who didn't get as much early hype, for example "Keira Knightly vs Carey Mulligan" It only seems to happen when one gets some extraordinary attention from the industry and is perceived as a money-maker.

October 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Doesn't a Todd Haynes type owe it to Michelle Pfeiffer to build a movie around her? And when I say "Todd Haynes type" I'm talking about Todd Haynes because he's peerless.

October 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHayden W.

oh man, Brie Larson would be so great in the Glass Castle role. Besides, Lawrence has done that role once too many times--it'd just be a sort of redux mashup of Katniss and her character from Winter's Bone.

October 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercaroline

Call me crazy, but I am more excited this year about Golden Globes best actress in a comedy or musical than Oscar best actress.

October 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJono

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