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Tuesday
Sep132016

Miss Sloane If You're Nasty

by Jason Adams

True story: the other day I was in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, down near the water and I looked around myself at the muddy yards of the warehouses and I suddenly had this vision of Jessica Chastain coming at me in that gorgeous white overcoat and Pfeiffer-wig that she wore in A Most Violent Year, waving her big gun, and instead of being scared I was elated -- that is, as I'm sure most of you are aware, how we actresssexuals roll. "Kill me if you must, but just be fabulous about it!"

Anyway I flashed back to that moment while watching the just-dropped trailer for Miss Sloane, Chastain's upcoming film about a gun lobbyists from director John Madden...

I am a simple man with simple pleasures and that cuts to the core of it. So Miss Sloane has a killer cast besides Miss Chastain - there's Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alison Pill, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark Strong, Sam Waterston, Dylan Baker, Jake Lacy, and John Lithgow - and it's out on December 9th; will it be this year's Michael Clayton (nominations all over the place) or this year's Thank You For Smoking (notsomuch)?

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I wanna see this. Jessica Chastain as a badass bitch is $$$$$$$$$$$$$

September 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSteven

Yes, I want to see this film.

Also, I love Thank You For Smoking. "The MOD Squad: Merchants of Death!"

September 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEz

Meh lawyer film...I'm sick of them. Hopefully it is good for Chastain's sake BUT this doesn't look Michael Clayton-level quality.

September 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHuh

Hmmm. Love Chastain but the earnest to-the-camera speech has me cringing. Everything else seems run-of-the-mill...

September 13, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercatbaskets

Another Chastain lover here but I'm not feeling hopeful for this one. Very standard looking.

September 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJones

No YNMS for Miss Sloane?

September 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

I am sorry, Jessica, but you're not Isabelle Huppert.

September 14, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

I believe the rightwing conservative members of the Academy will NOT vote for this film. Can you seriously see Clint Eastwood vote for a film about gun-control?

Sorry Jessica - you are probably even gonna get death threats from the NRA and Trump supporters.

September 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBette Streep

Oh, Jessica! You try so hard...

September 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

agree that it looks standard, way too standard in fact, I also don't have the greatest admiration for John Madden.

However, as long as she's not doing British accents, Jessica always delivers.

Lastly, trailers are often misleading.

September 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterYavor

Kids, give this a chance. It's Jessica Fucking Chastain in Amazon mode, for chrissakes!

September 14, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Jessica stars in way too many movies. She should take a break.

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September 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPoint Sale Software

I'm a no on this one. I love Chastain, but she doesn't need to say yes to every single thing.

September 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCharlieG

Looks like a TV pilot

September 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJono

How to Get Away With Gun Control

September 14, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

John Madden is hit/miss, but the trailer is pretty great.

September 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSawyer

I believe Chastain gave one great performance in 2012 and ever since I am left wondering what is her appeal,why the hosanas,she either seems miscast or plain okay.

Maybe she's my Blanchett before BJ like Nat I like her but feel she is way overrated.

September 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMARK

She has two great performances (Zero Dark Thirty & Take Shelter), a few good and a few bad.

September 14, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterhuh

She's the best of our young actresses and she's notched quite a collection of brilliant performances--ZD30, Take Shelter, The Help, Tree of Life, Violent Year, Eleanor Rigby and The Debt. True greatest is at the door.

September 14, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

I'm sorry, Jessica, but you won't be nominated again this year...

September 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErick Loggia

Bette Streep - were you the person who kept posting last year that Jennifer Lawrence would not get a nomination because her equal-pay crusade would alienate the right-wingers in the Academy?

I don't think Miss Sloane will be Oscar player, but it's not because the NRA has any influence over Oscar voting.

September 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

I love Jessica but yeah not feeling it. Maybe it's just a shitty trailer. Why hasn't anyone written about Collateral Beauty?? The trailer came out last week.

September 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

jessica vacant-stare chastain doesn't seem like an actress who ever wins an oscar like amy adams and marsha mason. she doesn't have a personality. she looks great and has flawless skin and hair and stuff but there's nothing original there. she's a composite of more memorable stars and actresses. this is not her erin brockovich. this isn't even her the blind side.

September 18, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermcv

When this film was conceived 9,999999% of the enlightened left would have bet their most precious possessions that Hillary had the election in the bag. Whoops ! This film might have box office in some ( formally ) blue states but it will tank in the red's. The whole concept is delusional and it has nothing to do with the NRA.. It is the choir singing to the choir and it is B O R I N G .

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMarco Redwolf

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