-I’m loving this week’s trend of dudes wearing pink. First there’s Jake Gyllenhaal on the cover of The Sunday Times Style in a sweater that he joked he borrowed from Jamie Lee Curtis. And today was the premiere for the new Bond film in London and I’m gagging over Daniel Craig‘s amazing raspberry velvet jacket. I also loved Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s jumpsuit, and was impressed by Kate Middleton’s dress (but not the hair).
-It’s cute that some people believe that Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell had a relationship and now it’s ended. I am surprised that this “news” came out before their movie debuted though.
-The Grey’s Anatomy tell-all book said that a series regular got fired because she posted pics on social media without first getting Ellen Pompeo’s permission. Said the author, “It was this weird thing that [the unnamed actress] was taking pictures behind-the-scenes and was very active with taking pictures of the crew and telling their stories. But Ellen got to the point where it really became Ellen’s set, so you should really check in with mom, just let her know, ‘FYI, doing this, are you OK?’ Kiss the ring. She didn’t do that…and that was her downfall.” (Based on other articles about the book, it seems like the actress was Jerrika Hinton.)
-And now it’s Netflix’s turn for Britney Spears docs. Their documentary about the singer’s legal battle with her father dropped today. Among the revelations: one of the producers was part of a covert operation to try to get Britney a new lawyer in 2009, and Sam Lutfi denied ever drugging Britney.
-Netflix says it’s trying to be more transparent with ratings, but its latest data dump is still frustratingly vague. What we can tell (sort of) is that Bridgerton, Bird Box and Extraction had lots of viewers.
-Also, the CEO says Squid Game is on its way to become Netflix’s most popular show ever.
-I really liked this review of The Eyes of Tammy Faye. As much as I think Jessica Chastain‘s performance should be awarded, but the way the film makes the character so infantile and victimized doesn’t exactly line up with my recollections of the scandal.
-The original iteration of Law & Order was cancelled a decade ago, and now it’s coming back.
-Stellan Skarsgård revealed his thoughts about Martin Scorsese‘s comments on Marvel movies, and he succinctly explained the current state of cinema. “What Martin Scorsese wrote in his article in the NYT was not that it was Marvel’s fault — because it’s not and he knows that — it’s not Netflix’s fault either that the streaming services are taking over so much. The fault is that we have for decades believed that the markets should rule everything and the rich will get richer, and that is the root of it all…They’re not run anymore by people who want to make money specifically out of film because they like film. They’re run by big corporations that want to have 10% back on their invested capital, which means that as long as they sell popcorn, it’s fine. That’s why all the mid-range films, the films that are lower than $100 million dollar budget, and over $3 million dollars, they don’t exist anymore. It’s only $100 million dollar films and $3 million dollars, and nothing in between.”
–Tom Sturridge stars in trailer for The Sandman series on Netflix.
–Jonathan Majors and Idris Elba face off in the first official trailer for Jay-Z-produced The Harder They Fall, also starring Regina King, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, and Zazie Beetz.