Bombshell (Jay Roach, 2019)

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Bombshell (Jay Roach, 2019)

#1 Post by domino harvey » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:14 pm

Charlize Theron looking dead-on as Megyn Kelly in Fair and Balanced

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#2 Post by Cameron Swift » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:37 pm

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#3 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:11 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:14 pm
Charlize Theron looking dead-on as Megyn Kelly in Fair and Balanced
I actually mixed this up with the Showtime limited series that's shooting right now on Roger Ailes (with Russell Crowe as Ailes). I'm not sure if I was unaware of Roach's movie or merely presumed the two were the same.

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Re: Fair and Balanced (Jay Roach, 2019)

#4 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:00 pm

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Uh, are we sure Charlize Theron hasn't actually been Megyn Kelly this whole time?

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Re: Fair and Balanced (Jay Roach, 2019)

#5 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:35 pm

Gotta say, aside from the general body type and the wardrobe, I don't see the resemblance at all

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Re: Fair and Balanced (Jay Roach, 2019)

#6 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:12 pm

Are you doing a bit right now?

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Re: Fair and Balanced (Jay Roach, 2019)

#7 Post by Rayon Vert » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:09 am

I say the resemblance is freaky. I don't recognize Theron at all!

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Re: Fair and Balanced (Jay Roach, 2019)

#8 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:34 am

Theron is great, I'm sure she'll be fantastic in this thing I'll never see, the resemblance just doesn't grab me in these examples

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Re: Fair and Balanced (Jay Roach, 2019)

#9 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:42 am

Rayon Vert wrote:I say the resemblance is freaky. I don't recognize Theron at all!
Especially the pic on the right.

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Re: Fair and Balanced (Jay Roach, 2019)

#10 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:15 pm

Allison Janney was on Marc Maron yesterday, and did a bit of an impression of her character's accent.

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Re: Fair and Balanced (Jay Roach, 2019)

#11 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:18 pm

Is this an HBO thing or is it getting a theatrical release

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Re: Fair and Balanced (Jay Roach, 2019)

#12 Post by KJones77 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:18 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:18 pm
Is this an HBO thing or is it getting a theatrical release
It is with Lionsgate so I'd imagine theatrical.

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#13 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:36 pm

Showtime is doing something of their own with Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts and Seth MacFarlane among others. I think that will be a mini-series.

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Re: Fair and Balanced (Jay Roach, 2019)

#14 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:37 pm

Ah, that must have been what I was thinking of (outside of the fact that Roach has made plenty of milquetoast HBO movies about recent political events). I thought I had heard on a podcast or something that Crowe had gained a bunch of weight to play Ailes. Well, this is a real glut of Fox News behind the scenes reenactments that no one asked for!

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Re: Fair and Balanced (Jay Roach, 2019)

#15 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:47 pm

John Lithgow is playing Ailes in this.

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Re: Fair and Balanced (Jay Roach, 2019)

#16 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:36 pm

Teaser trailer, now called Bombshell (which is a fabulous title)

And considering that I thought Theron was portraying Gretchen Carlson in the trailer, I still don't really see the resemblance. Looks unexpectedly great though!

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#17 Post by ianthemovie » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:54 pm

I'm digging the Brian de Palma vibe of that trailer.

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Re: Bombshell (Jay Roach, 2019)

#18 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:01 pm

It's amazing to me that Kelly couldn't stop being racist for long enough to hang onto her job at NBC to benefit from what's sure to be a publicity boost upon the release of this film.

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Re: Bombshell (Jay Roach, 2019)

#19 Post by knives » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:16 pm

Zero percent chance this is as good as that trailer.

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Re: Bombshell (Jay Roach, 2019)

#20 Post by Fiery Angel » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:33 pm

apparently only Aussies can play Gretchen Carlson

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Re: Bombshell (Jay Roach, 2019)

#21 Post by PfR73 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:17 pm

Margot Robbie gets in the elevator on Floor B and pushes the button for Floor 2. Charlize Theron and some other randos get in.
Nicole Kidman gets in on Floor L, sees the button for Floor 2 is already pushed.
But then in the next shot, before the doors close, the sign has switched from L to 2; they're already on Floor 2 before the elevator has moved again.

I mean, what, are we-to believe this is some sort of magic elevator or something?

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Re: Bombshell (Jay Roach, 2019)

#22 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:47 pm

I can't be the only one who thinks the trailer is corny, right? That last minute zoom onto Kidman as the elevator closes is just beyond sloppy and odd. I for some reason saw All the Way, Trumbo, and The Campaign, all of Jay Roach's political films, and they're beyond schlock. On top of the pathetic neo-liberal values of these films, they're perfect examples of incompetent, clueless filmmaking. At least Austin Powers has some laughs in it, but his attempts at satire or non-comedic filmmaking is a mess.

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Re: Bombshell (Jay Roach, 2019)

#23 Post by Luke M » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:10 pm

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:I can't be the only one who thinks the trailer is corny, right? That last minute zoom onto Kidman as the elevator closes is just beyond sloppy and odd. I for some reason saw All the Way, Trumbo, and The Campaign, all of Jay Roach's political films, and they're beyond schlock. On top of the pathetic neo-liberal values of these films, they're perfect examples of incompetent, clueless filmmaking. At least Austin Powers has some laughs in it, but his attempts at satire or non-comedic filmmaking is a mess.
It's bad because it's trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. Some of the faces have changed but Fox News is still doing fine.

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Re: Bombshell (Jay Roach, 2019)

#24 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:25 pm

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:47 pm
I can't be the only one who thinks the trailer is corny, right? That last minute zoom onto Kidman as the elevator closes is just beyond sloppy and odd. I for some reason saw All the Way, Trumbo, and The Campaign, all of Jay Roach's political films, and they're beyond schlock. On top of the pathetic neo-liberal values of these films, they're perfect examples of incompetent, clueless filmmaking. At least Austin Powers has some laughs in it, but his attempts at satire or non-comedic filmmaking is a mess.
This is all correct, of course, but if the tone of this film isn't sanctimonious, it could be a fun watch. Of course, I'm destined to be let down, but I enjoyed the tone of that teaser.

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Re: Bombshell (Jay Roach, 2019)

#25 Post by Aunt Peg » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:13 pm

Jay Roach = Adam McKay

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