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Jennifer Lawrence Will Don 1980s Garb In 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

By Agent Bedhead | Pajiba Love | June 16, 2014 | Comments ()


The BBC is investigating politicians on the use of a certain word on new programs. Out of all the words to be upset about on television (and all others that pass muster), this is a bit rich. (WG)

HAhahaha! Oh, Mariah Carey. Your vanity will never cease to amuse us. I bet Mimi regrets that 1997 episode of Oprah right about now. (DListed)

Taylor Momsen doesn’t give a sh-t & I love her for it. (GFY)

The early reviews for the pilot of Fox’s Batman prequel have arrived. (Uproxx)

Why is it so tough to discuss social justice with video game fans? This great article explains the many reasons. (Unreality)

YA fans who looked forward to watching the now-defunct Delirium tv series can take comfort in this small bit of good news. (TMS)

A Big Hero 6 teaser has been released. It should appeal to World Cup fans. (SF)

One devoted fan (and his team of 8 builders) has entirely too much time on his hands. 600 hours later, here’s the Lego version of The Grand Budapest Hotel. (MF)

X-Men: Apocalypse will be set in the 1980s. This means that Jennifer Lawrence fans will now be averting their eyes for Madonna-based fashion, no? Just leave her in the blue body paint for the whole movie! (VF)

The Queen of England has bestowed the title of honorary Dame upon Angelina Jolie. Damn, this is a bad day for Jennifer Aniston fans. (Lainey)

Lana Del Rey’s apathy has either grown into abject depression or a very convincing show. Perhaps a vacation is in order? (CB)

Lindsay Lohan is planning on having her freckles lasered off. Because clearly, that’s the main cause of her ailing career. (Radar)

Justin Bieber is about to be charged with felony vandalism in that long overdue egging case. Justice at work. (HL)

Berry can’t quite get on board with Christa Wolf’s demythologizing of the story in Cassandra, but she did give it four out of five stars. Check out her review and see why Berry still calls it one of the best books she’s read so far this year. (Cannonball Read 6)

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  • John G.

    Is this link not working for anyone else?

  • Kala

    It wasn't working before (page ended immediately after the embed), but the page seems to be working now.

  • Jim

    X-Men could be worse, it could have been set in the 70's. Remember these?

  • Kala

    No. The 80's are ten times uglier than the 70's. As far as appearances go, they are the American Dark Ages. I spit on the 80's acid washed, pleated, neon-colored, rat-tailed grave.

  • TK

    Hate to break it to you, but the current movie, Days of Future Past, is set in the 70's.

  • Jim

    Was it? I slept through most of it.

    I'm sorry but it had to be said.

  • _Alexander_

    "Why is it so tough to discuss social justice ...."

    Because the phrase "social justice" has been tainted due to the overwhelming presence of spoiled suburban kids who pretend to give a shit about issues but in reality only care about feeling smug and self righteous and having the so called "moral authority" to spew gallons of hatred onto others?

    Seriously. For every person that actually seems to be trying to change the world for the better and educate people there are five smug little kiddies who latch one to the "cool" cause and are just ruining everything. You know what I am talking about

  • Dumily

    I have a sneaking suspicion that people who are so opposed to the phrase "social justice" that they're unable to talk about it would probably not be that great at improving social justice.

  • Sean

    Too bad they aren't making a Dazzler movie. Lawrence would be great at that too.

  • Guest

    I hope JLAW goes full Sarah Connor:

  • Alicia

    Personally, that photo (that is, the photo of Lawrence in the OP) gives off a huge Stevie Nicks vibe... I hope she goes that direction, myself.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Maybe, juuuuuust maybe, a woman's recognition for her crusading work on behalf of other women could be referred to without bringing up another woman she supposedly wronged more than half a decade ago? Because they have nothing the fuck whatsoever to do with each other.

  • Jamie Dello Stritto

    Thank you...

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    Thank you. I come from Rwanda and having been a refugee, I've long been aware of her work with the UNHCR. My father is from near the border with Congo and since 1998, horrible things have happened there, over 6 million dead and an unprecedented use of sexual violence as a war tactic. I've been aware of it, but hardly saw anything about it in Western media. And now everyone is talking about it, people are paying attention and a lot of it is thanks to her (and our weird obsession with celebrities). She's using her fame for good. That's all I care about. I don't know her, I don't care what she does in her private life, I can only admire what she's doing.

  • logan

    Thank you for defending that, home wrecking whore.

    I kid! That's what I do. I'm a kidder.

  • Al Borland's Beard

    That's an unfortunate comma.

  • foolsage

    Nothing at all about that article on social justice and video games was actually about video games. Rather, it was about escapism via media in general. Sure, examples from video game culture were mentioned, but everything the author wrote about video games is just as true of TV shows, or movies, or fantasy football.

    "Video games is [sic] escapism", therefore the audience don't want their immersion broken by real world issues. Insofar as it's true about video games, it's true about every form of escapism. "Many social justice articles are inflammatory" is broadly true in every context, not just video games. "People don't like to be agitated" (paraphrase) is also true in every context, and the social science reasons pertain to every context, not just to video games.

    I find that approach frustrating, because it unfairly maligns video game culture, suggesting that video gamers in general are less accepting of social justice discussions than every else is. I don't think that's true at all; I think video gamers are full of bigotry and closed-mindedness, just like the rest of our society. No more, and no less, overall.

  • Reading that, I kept thinking about superhero movies and comic books, and the exact same things happen. It's all so reductive when we try to focus a broad point too much.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Well, the author's conclusion is also fairly stupid - because it doesn't take much to provoke/agitate people. Merely speaking truth can do that.

  • Three_nineteen

    Gotham is dark.

  • It also lacks parents

  • Three_nineteen

    Imma leave that iPhone assisted typo there and disappear into Gotham's dark night. Pun intended.

  • Mrs. Julien

    You can laser off freckles?

  • Stephen Nein

    This . . this is a sin far, far damning than any other elective plastic surgery abuses I've read.

    I'd rather the world burn Van Gogh's collected works than endorse widespread freckle removal.

  • Sean

    That sounds...awful. And silly. Lohan is a redhead. She is supposed to have freckles.

  • carrie

    Yes,ask to Jodie Foster!

  • Mrs. Julien

    It sounds terrifying.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    "dark spot correction" I'll keep mine, thanks, and save the burning for them dangerous moles. I'd say hair, but there's no way I'll ever feel like coughing up the money or repeated effort to laser away hair.

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