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Buster’s Mal Heart

Since we have a serious crush on Rami Malek, we’ll pretty much watch anything he’s in. I’m actually very excited about this career and where he’s headed. Upon watching the trailer, it’s easy to get stuck in that thought that he’s being pigeon-holed into the same character he is in Mr. Robot, but the movie trailer still has me very curious. I’m looking forward to seeing his transformation as what we believe to be as him being a normal family man turned into fugitive.

Malek as a hard-working family man named Jonah who seems burned out by his life. During one of his shifts as a nighttime hotel concierge, he meets a conspiracy theorist named Brown (played by DJ Qualls). A series of clips showcases Jonah battling with his psyche as he evades the police by hiding out in remote areas. We eventually find him alone on a mountaintop, but the details leading up to the scene are vague. Watch the trailer above and catch Buster’s Mal Heart, written and directed by Sarah Adina Smith, in select theaters April 28.

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Casting JonBenet

JonBenet Ramsey and I were the same age so when the story broke out about her death, I was really too young to process it. To this day, even though there was sort of closure, there wasn’t really. People are still making documentaries about it and sharing their theories so naturally, this is one of those cases that I also never let go. I’m still very fascinated by all of it and often wonder what JonBenet’s life would have been like today had this not happened to her and why it seems like everyone close to her involved was let off the hook. This trailer was incredibly haunting to me, but still captivating enough that I might log into my Netflix account (which I do less than a handful of times a year) to watch this when it premiers on April 28th.

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The Story of Emma Stone and Her First Oscar

Emma Stone will always be #1 in my book over Jennifer Lawrence. How crazy is it that she came from Superbad and now has an Oscar for Best Actress? I’ve probably seen 75% of the films listed in this short video (and still no La La Land,) but still in awe of her talent.

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Barry Jenkins’ Intended Oscar Speech

I might have expressed too much anger on Twitter Sunday night after the wrong film was called for “Best Picture” and the reason why is because this flub did not give “Moonlight” the attention it deserved. There have been many articles and critiques written about this already so I don’t want to echo anything you’ve already heard, but the cast of “Moonlight” didn’t have their opportunity to truly shine. Instead, the whole event was directed at Warren Beatty, Steve Harvey, “La La Land,” and now there is even a cover in which “La La Land” and “Moonlight” have to share the spotlight together. That was really unnecessary.

Since Sunday night was such a fiasco, Barry didn’t get to deliver the speech that he intended. That has been released today though and I thought I would include that for all of you to read:

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“Given what happened in those last 10 minutes of the ceremony, I don’t know how I managed any words at all,” Jenkins concluded. “It is what it is.”

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Moonlight Cast x Calvin Klein

I knew big things were in the works for the Moonlight cast after nearly every single of them was outfitted in Calvin Klein last night, but didn’t know what exactly was coming our way. Turns out, they’re giving us an underwear campaign. Happy Monday y’all! I had a chance to watch Moonlight this week before the Oscars and I’m thrilled that they took home the big win for Best Picture and for Best Supporting Actor. I can’t remember the last time I saw a film quite like Moonlight and loved the cinematography and scoring beyond what I could describe in words. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should. It’s so beautiful and important. Also important, the cast killing it in this campaign. Sort of NSFW, but whatever – view at your own discretion!

The campaign features the stars of the film, Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Mahershala Ali, and Trevante Rhodes.

“Since the beginning, Calvin Klein’s underwear imagery has always made big statements about masculinity; the performances of these actors in ‘Moonlight’ affected us deeply and made big statements about masculinity in a different way. Somehow we wanted to bring the two together,” said Calvin Klein creative director Pieter Mulier.

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Oscars 2017 Red Carpet

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WOW what an award show. We’re likely going to have a chat about all of the things that went on this evening, but for now – let’s just get to all of the red carpet details. There was a lot of fringe, a lot of neutral color tones and “Hollywood glam.” I’ll admit, when I watched the red carpet special, there weren’t many looks that blew me away right off the bat, but as the night went on, looks started to grow on me and we were able to figure out our top 5!

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“As You Are” Movie Trailer

”Set in the early 1990’s, “As You Are” is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation. Starring: Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton & Amandla Stenberg”

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SAG Speeches 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the SAG Awards this weekend more than I thought I would! I’m not happy with the way the state of the world is right now and it sounds like I’m not the only one. I felt relieved to hear actors voicing their thoughts and opinions all over the award show though, but more importantly in their speeches. I’ve never been in this camp that separates actors and actresses into just celebrities – to be honest, that whole perception bothered me. We’re people! We’re all living in this country – in this world and what happens to me also impacts them. Here are my favorite speeches from the award show. It’s all crazy, funny, and heartfelt and we love it.

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All Nighter

This is a very random movie. It’s almost like “Taken” with a comedic twist. I might also be a little bit weary about the chemistry between J.K. Simmons and Emile Hirsch, but I’d be willing to give this a shot… as a film I’d watch at home. Not in theaters.

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Sex and the City 3 Gets A Green Light

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It’s official! The Sex and the City cast has signed on for a third movie in the series and the four women will return. At this point, the script has been approved by the women and filming will begin this summer in order for the film to be released in 2018.

Readers, I haven’t even seen the 2nd one yet! Is it worth watching? Also, how do we feel about there being a 3rd installment? Are we ready for another one or was it time to close the book on this one entirely?

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Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids Trailer

I’m not someone that pays money for a lot of big production shows. I’ve never had an interest in seeing Beyonce or Kanye live, but I did see Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande within the last couple of years. And when I was much younger, Britney Spears like twice!

After watching this trailer though, I’m a little interested in seeing this which features Justin Timberlake on his 20/20 Experience World tour. The main footage comes from his Vegas show, but will highlight from 134 shows and two years of being on the road for this tour. I’ve always had a soft spot for Timberlake anyways so I’m sure I’ll really enjoy this.

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The Accountant

Something kind of caught my eye with this trailer and it might be because it eerily reminded me of Gone Girl in some way or that it was another thriller which we seem to love. It’s not Ben Affleck though cause like meh. Here’s a synopsis below that I did not write.

The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow and directed by Gavin O’Connor.

Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.

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Southside with You

How cute is this?! Someone made a movie about the love story between Barack and Michelle Obama and it’s pretty much adorable.

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2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts

Manan and I did something really fun yesterday that I’ve never done before. We went to the theater down by the Embarcadero to watch all of this year’s Oscar nominated shorts! Now, every year most people just care about who’s going to win Best Picture or Best Actress or Best Actor and the shorts don’t get that much action. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an Oscar nominated short previously so seeing five this year at once was a big deal to me. Manan told me that even though they don’t get a lot of buzz, there’s something really incredible about them. Because they are considered shorts – the people behind them have to make sure that everything is explicit and pretty straightforward since you’re not getting a lot of context. These all varied in length too some at just 12 minutes and some up to 30 minutes.

This year’s nominations:

  • Ave Maria
  • Shok
  • Everything Will Be Okay
  • Stutterer
  • Day One

At the end of it all, Manan and I asked each which one we liked the best and which one we thought would win. We both were in agreement; we LOVED Stutterer, but we think Shok will win. I read some predictions this morning that some people thought Ave Maria or Day One would win, but Ave Maria was my least favorite of the brunch and Day One was too unrealistic for me and not believable one bit.

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