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Entries in Gemma Chan (6)

Tuesday
Aug062019

Marvel At This

by Jason Adams

I know Nathaniel finds endless superhero casting rumor speculation a little tedious, and I do a lot of the time myself as well. But we all can make an exception right now just so we get the chance to stare at Gemma Chan for a second, right? The world needs more Gemma Chan to stare at. Thankfully Marvel seems to agree...

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Friday
May172019

Would you rather?

It's our favorite Instagram pics of the week, courtesy of the celebs themselves, in reader survey form. Would you rather...

• have breakfast with Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio?
• enjoy a cocktail named after Helen Mirren with Helen Mirren?
• do Elizabeth Taylor cosplay with Gemma Chan?
• help Diane Keaton choose a hat?
• spot deals in Hollywood with Anne Hathaway?
• consider Bruce Campbell's unique face with Paddy Considine?
• give blood with Anna Kendrick?
• throw an axe with Arnold Schwarzenegger?
• hug it out with Ariana Grande & Julia Roberts?
• reminisce about your first Almodóvar movie... with two Pedros, Pascal and Almodóvar?
• hawk protein supplements with Zachary Levi? 
• wear the Tony nominations with pride on your body like Best Actress contender Caitlin Kinnunen (from The Prom)? 

Pictures are after the jump to help you decide

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Wednesday
May012019

Streaming Roulette May: Burning, Mermaids, Hairspray, and more...

As is our practice we've selected several random titles and frozen the films at utterly random moments without cheating (whatever comes up comes up!) for this quick preview. At the bottom of the page, check out full listings for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and HBO for the first half of May 2019. Please do let us know if you're dying to discuss any of the films.  Okay, let's go...

Was there a well here a long time ago? A well deep enough to fall into?

Burning (2018) on Netflix
So good.  Still bummed it didn't make it to the Oscar nomination in best foreign language fi-- excuse me "best international film"

Please God, don't make me fall in love and want to do disgusting things.

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Monday
Mar112019

Review: Captain Marvel

An abridged version of this review was previously published in Nathaniel's column at Towleroad

 

by Nathaniel R

Captain Marvel‘s “Vers” (Brie Larson) can’t remember a thing about her past life. She has only known this: training with her mentor Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) and fighting with her fellow Kree warriors in Starforce. 

Their mission is to wipe out the evil shape-shifting alien race known as The Skrulls. Though Vers can’t recall her origins, Marvel Studios has their origin template memorized by now, 21 films into their world-conquering juggernaut franchise. It’ll involve:

  • comic sidekicks (☑️☑️☑️)
  • training sequences (☑️)
  • losing an early battle (☑️)
  • questioning old beliefs (☑️☑️)
  • forming new alliances (☑️☑️)
  • and the hero/heroes finally coming into their own, more powerful than they were before (☑️)

Cue end credits. But we'll get to those in a minute...

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Tuesday
Jan082019

Globe Fashion Pt 1: Superhumans and a Sorcerer's Apprentice

NATHANIEL:  Welcome to the return of Red Carpet Lineup where we'll be chatting up our favourite fashions during awards seasons. To talk the Globe red carpet, I'm joined by Ginny O'Keefe an actress and movie buff and Murtada, who you know as our podcast co-host.

Olivia, Julia, Melissa, and Rosamund

Notice I said "favourite" fashions with a "u" because OLIVIA COLMAN. I so dug the delicate chain-mail like top. Ginny, let's kick it off with you. Is this something you'd wear?

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Friday
Nov162018

The Spirit Award Nominations are Here

by Nathaniel R

Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians) and former Spirit Award winner Molly Shannon (Other People) announced the Spirit nominations for the 2018 film year. No film truly dominated the announcement because, while We the Animals led with 5 nominations (YAYYYY) it wasn't nominated in the top category. Eighth Grade, First Reformed, and You Were Never Really Here each had 4 nominations. The highest profile expected contenders with not so great results this morning were BlacKkKlansman (only Adam Driver was recognized) and Can You Ever Forgive Me? (the Screenplay and Richard E Grant only). 

so happy for this little gem!

An important note before the full list of nominees: Unlike other major awards bodies, film festival releases are (sometimes) eligible here, overseas films even if they're in english are (mostly) ineligible outside of foreign film, and anything over a $20 million budget is (usually) ineligible here, so the eligibility pool is slightly different. Some examples of 'not eligible' this year for those reasons are: The Hate U Give and Beautiful Boy (too expensive) The Rider (festivals and nominated last year), Roma and The Favorite (both foreign film only though The Favourite led the Gotham nods). The Spirit Awards has multiple nominating committees assigned to different categories. Even better they meet several times throughout the fall before selecting the nominees which is, we think, why the nominations sometimes have a better spread of titles (in terms of release dates) than the Oscars do.

 

The full list of nominees along with a few comments are after the jump...

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